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 13 years later, the original EverQuest goes free-to-play

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PostSubject: 13 years later, the original EverQuest goes free-to-play    Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:04 am





Today, Sony Online Entertainment revealed that the original EverQuest will soon adopt a free to play model, a full 13 years after its initial launch.

This March, just as the game reaches its 13th birthday, Sony plans to
introduce a number of new payment options to the classic online game,
allowing players to play for free, purchase subscriptions, buy in-game
item unlockers, and much more.

As detailed on the game's official website,
the new model will be broken into three tiers: Free, Silver (one $5
purchase), and Gold ($15 per month), all of which offer varying degrees
of features and content.

In an official statement, EverQuest producer Thom Terrazas said, "The game will now be setup to be flexible so that you can decide how much to pay, based on how much fun you're having."

This new structure marks a major shift for one of the industry's most
influential online games. While it wasn't the first MMO to hit the
market, EverQuest was by far the most popular MMO of its time, and its design served as a general model for many similar games that followed.

Late last year, EverQuest's sequel made the free to play switch, and Sony soon reported that the game's new player registrations increased by roughly 300 percent.

Sony has also seen free to play success with games like DC Universe, which made the switch in November, and Free Realms, which launched as a free to play game in 2009.

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PostSubject: Re: 13 years later, the original EverQuest goes free-to-play    Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:39 pm

Cool




























But im definatly not going to play it lol Upper Hand
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PostSubject: Re: 13 years later, the original EverQuest goes free-to-play    Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:12 pm

@Hoolilol wrote:
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But im definatly not going to play it lol Upper Hand

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PostSubject: Re: 13 years later, the original EverQuest goes free-to-play    Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:24 pm

=p lazy snow and lol at hooli heh

i will be tempted if it was 5 years ago ^^

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PostSubject: Re: 13 years later, the original EverQuest goes free-to-play    Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:27 am

I played in for 3 years after beta and release, I miss my Cloak of Flames only took me a year to obtain LOL and caming 4hr spawns for days on end hahahaha oh how sad that was.


Dont know how i ever sat that long playing anything.

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