Producer's Letter on the EverQuest Website
celebrates the upcoming 20th
anniversary of EverQuest
, the venerable MMORPG that was so addictively popular
back in the day that it earned the nickname EverCrack (thanks Ken). The letter,
written by Executive Producer Holly "Windstalker" Longdale, has more perspective
on the state of 20th century computing at the game's debut in March 1999: "EQ’s
launch feels a world away now, lest we forget dial-up modems, Y2K panic, CRT
monitors, 640x480, open-book medding, corpse runs, lost corpses, ninja looting,
guild drama, dawn of DKP, and so many other moments." Word is they still have
plans for new content and servers, as well as an IRL celebration they say is
likely to come this summer:
In this anniversary year, let’s live the
legacy of EQ and turn it up to 20, and focus on what has made this game great –
you, the community.
Our anniversary events in game in March include a brand new land, raids, and
rares with a story about preserving our past, and it’s free.
We are aiming at two new progression servers with two approaches – one hardcore
and one ultra-casual. Rules will be coming soon as we sort them out over the
coming weeks with both new servers launching around the anniversary on March 16.
We also want to celebrate with you IRL! We’re working on pulling together an EQ
fan event so we can hang out with you, our honored guests. Timing for that event
is likely to be summer, but I’m hoping to announce more details on
timing/location in March for those who want to plan ahead with your own family,
guildies, and friends and join us!