Shack PSA: Original EverQuest $2.50 on Steam

By Chris Faylor, Mar 17, 2010 8:48am PDT 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.

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  • The game was great for it's time, I started playing EQ when it first came out, it was even more challenging then. People actually role played on non-RP servers. I even became a Guide in EQ for a couple years and it was great fun. But really, the EQ time has passed, I look back on it now and wonder how I could have spent so many hours camping in one spot, or spending an entire day waiting for the stupid Ancient Cyclops to spawn to fight other players to kill it and get my SoW boots! Oh, and how can I forget the hours and hours of prep to kill a world dragon. Log on, get buffed, log off into raid chat room while others get buffed so your buffs don't wear off. Then log back in for crazy lag dragon killing fun...and hope you don't get feared into a trap LOL