Its flagship franchise might be turning 14 this month, but SOE is working hard to ensure its business model isn't as ancient as its first MMO. The company revealed this week that it plans to overhaul the F2P models of both EverQuest and EverQuest II (yes, again). Specifically, SOE is eliminating some of the more draconian restrictions on quests, bag slots, shared bank space, and most importantly, race and class selection, which is welcomed more by newcomers than by highbies, who will still be saddled with gear and spell tier constraints.
Read on for a roundup of the rest of this week's top MMO stories.
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|Neverwinter Days: The allure of bite-sized gaming|
|Icy dangers revealed in Neverwinter's Icespire Peak trailer|
|The making of SWTOR's Makeb|
|Star Wars: The Old Republic sets the stage for Makeb|
|Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR consolidates comms|
|The Nexus Telegraph: The dark side of WildStar's Exiles|
|Massively Exclusive: WildStar's character creation music|
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