Some of you might know that In March 2014 Everquest will celebrate its 15th anniversary, that’s quite a score for a MMO game. The teen game was the *defacto* of MMO’s paving the way for online gaming since 1999. To my experience since June 2002, I can classify most Everquest players into two camps, the classic advocates, and the content hungry. One thing for sure, both camps have driven the game into surviving all this time.
So what is classic Everquest exactly? the majority of Everquest fans classify the classic era from the start of the game (Trilogy as they call it, based on the first three continents at the release of Everquest in March 1999) up to the expansion “Scars of Velious”. Some just consider Everquest Classic as the original Everquest minus all expansions. You might be quite surprised to know that a large number of Everquest fans still play/demand a classic Everquest content or even a sandbox. If you have witnessed the first days of launch of Everquest Progression Servers by SONY you’ll be shocked to see masses and masses of players to an extent that it actually forced SONY to established an extra server to meet the overwhelming demands.
To prove this to you, pay a visit to the unofficial player-made Everquest server named Project1999 to see how healthy the population there. We will have a dedicated post soon describing what kind of experience you can have in that server, so stay tuned and share us some comments. 🙂