may not be the recent hotness that everyone's talking about, but its impact on the MMO genre continues to be felt to this day. As such, it's great to see this classic game reaping its reward, as the Game Developers Choice Online Awards
into the Hall of Fame yesterday.
was chosen for its lengthy advancements in MMO gaming, including it's focus on raiding and guild improvements. It now joins old-time competitor Ultima Online
as the only other title in GDCOA's Hall of Fame.
Sony Online Entertainment's John Smedley
graciously accepted the honor: "When we set out to create EverQuest
, many felt it was an unattainable stretch of the imagination. As it turns out, EverQuest
exceeded even our wildest expectations. Twelve years later, we are about to release its 18th expansion, and have big plans for its future. We are incredibly proud of its impact on the industry and the community we have built. Tonight's honor is a testament to the hard working individuals who have contributed to EverQuest
-- both past and present."