is one of those titles that just won't go away. I mean that in the best possible way, of course. After 15 years and 19 (yes, 19!) expansions, it's possible that I could be writing about this game a decade from now. And why not? I just spent a month covering MUDs
, some of them 20 years old, so why couldn't a game with such a rich history and loyal playerbase as EverQuest
's stick around, well, forever?
I started playing around 2000 or 2001. I didn't catch on to it as much as my wife and soon was back in Ultima Online
and later titles like City of Heroes
. I have always kept up with EverQuest
while still feeling a bit left behind because I didn't stay with it from the beginning. I am so jealous of a player who has actively played any
game for 15 years. The character he or she has built has a wonderful story to tell!
Well, I decided this week was time to finally try to get back into EverQuest
. What I found wasn't really surprising because I had kept up with the game's developments and played here and there, but the community and the gameplay definitely caught me off guard.