The MMORPG that helped push the genre to the public.
- Developer: Sony Online Entertainment
- Release Date: 03/1999
EverQuest is a famous massively multiplayer online roleplaying game that essentially is one of the bases for current games of that genre. Its concept has been the groundwork for more recently MMORPGs, such as World of Warcraft.
Races and classes
Since it is based on Dungeons & Dragons, EverQuest's races are similar to D&D's characters. There are humans (of course,) barbarians, dwarves, halflings, erudites, iksar, drakkin, high elves, wood elves, dark elves...
The classes are based off of D&D as well.
Two players who met in-game named their baby "Firiona Vie" after the blonde elf chick that is usually featured in the game box art.
Fansy the Famous Bard is probably the original MMORPG troll, who kept getting sand giants all over the place and ruining the gameplay for others.
Shawn Woolley was a player who committed suicide, with many guessing it was from something that happened in-game.
A lot of EverQuest's lore is based on Tony "Vhalen" Garcia's old Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. His D&D character was Lucan D'Lere, who is a fallen paladin in the EQ series. Brad McQuaid, a game designer, began development of the EQ game when it was noticed by John Smedley. Smedley is currently the CEO of Sony Online Entertainment. From there, EQ was promoted by him, and the game became the most successful MMORPG of its time.
The game is over twelve years old, and still has a dedicated fanbase with its niche-type gameplay. It's doing better, than say, Final Fantasy XIV...
- The developers thought the game would last 6 months, but is going 12 years now.
- Therefore, EQ can say, "I'm 12 years old and what is this?"
- EQ has seventeen expansion packs.
- It has a sequel taking place in an alternate universe, EverQuest II.
EFG as a halfling.
Woll Smoth version.