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EverQuest Going Free-to-Play

The EverQuest Players Website announces EverQuest is going free-to-play in early March after years of operation as a subscription MMORPG (thanks Acleacius). Get your sticks ready, as they plan on offering more payment options than you can shake a stick at:

We're excited to be expanding the EverQuest experience by making the game more accessible to every type of player so that you can choose to play the game in a way that suits you best. Anyone who wishes to start, return or continue to play one of the "Best Games of All-Time" can simply download and play EverQuest on their terms think of it as Free to Play, Your Way. Recurring subscriptions, non-recurring subscriptions, Silver or Free memberships, item unlockers, and more. 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.

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23. Re: EverQuest Going Free-to-Play Jan 31, 2012, 15:45 Acleacius
wtf_man wrote on Jan 31, 2012, 10:03:
Pretty far. I think they don't even have a dev team anymore. It's on life support, and has been so for a couple years now. Unless they suddenly put some resources in to convert it... it will either stay subscription based, or they will kill it all together, like Matrix Online.

EQ always had a dev team, which is why they were still realeasing expansions... all the way through November of 2011. So, there was resources available to be able to convert it.
At first I couldn't figure out why they would need a dev team, since new content wouldn't really be necessary. The conversion issue makes sense of it.

Last I heard there were still at least 2 dev team members who work on fixing technical issues, but this easily could have changed. Also when I've logged in most people say since the single server merger grouping is pretty easy. Once again this could have changed.

I guess if it's too much cost to convert, it wouldn't work. Once they get their systems in place, might be more efficient.
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