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I can hear you right now: "What, another week on EverQuest Mac? There's, like, six people who play that! Move on to Neocron already!" Oh, be patient my lovelies. I know that the whole EQMac termination/salvation thing is so yesterday's news, particularly with SOE embroiled in a completely differe...

February 28th 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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In 2003, Sony Online Entertainment tried an experiment to reach out to the (then) small-but-growing community of Mac users. The company released EverQuest Macintosh Edition -- quickly abbreviated to EQMac -- which incorporated the core game and the first four expansions of EverQuest: The Ruins of...

February 14th 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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I've always thought that rulesets are a golden opportunity for MMO developers to get creative with their products and try something fresh and exciting. Unfortunately, most every MMO these days, new and old, adheres to the four "vanilla" rulesets that have been in place since Pong. You have your d...

September 8th 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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We just had to start 2011 in style, didn't we? I knew that by invoking the sacred name of EverQuest, I'd be opening the door for thousands of collective years' worth of memories, opinions, frustrations, nostalgia, gushing and blocky screenshots. But the Game Archaeologist fears not even the greates...

January 11th 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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EverQuest's Fabled season really heats up with a scorching visit to the lair of the Prince of Flame himself, His Royal Hotness, Solusek Ro. (Oh, sorry for those puns. I'm so, so sorry). That carefully tousled hair; those bishonen features... You might find him laying waste to Tunaria, or directing...

April 15th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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EverQuest's annual Fabled event has more than enough power to replace the creatures of days of yore with more powerful versions of themselves (and loot ready for present-day challenges as well!). The Fabled power is bringing old players back to the fold in record numbers to relive old and loved rai...

April 8th 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Once a year, on the anniversary of EverQuest's launch, the gods and monsters long past their prime are given new vigor and power and are reborn as Fabled versions of themselves. For one month only, they are powerful enough to challenge even the greatest of guilds, and drop much more powerful versio...

March 28th 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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The Ancient Gaming Noob is a great title for a blog. Even better: the blog offers insightful and intelligent commentary on Massively Multiplayer games. In fact, about a year ago Wilhelm (the blog's author) prognosticated the Kunark setting for the next EverQuest II expansion. When he stepped up to t...

December 19th 2007 at 2:45pm 0 Comments