Believe it or not, the original EverQuest is still up and running some eleven years after its original release. And to celebrate that anniversary, digital distributor Steam has bundled up the aging PC MMO, fifteen of its expansions, and two exclusive items for just $2.50--a discount of nearly 88% (over the usual $19.99) that will run until March 26.
Of course, players will still need to pony up the monthly $14.99 subscription fee after their first thirty days, and the bundle doesn't include the all-inclusive sixteenth expansion (Underfoot) that hit in December 2009 and sells for $39.99, but at the very least you'll be able to see a bit more than the ten levels of the "Escape to Norath" server in the free trial. Plus, you get those exclusive "Rusty Steam Valve" and "Shroud of Steam" items.
More importantly, this post provides a chance to comment on the fact that EverQuest is still running some eleven years later with a monthly fee equivalent to World of Warcraft and expansions priced at $39.99--something that just boggles my mind.