This March, Sony Online Entertainment’s MMORPG EverQuest will not only become a teenager, it is also going Free-to-Play.

When it launched in 1997, EverQuest redefined the online game landscape, introducing the concepts of raiding and guilds within an immersive 3D environment. Since its launch, EQ has maintained its loyal fanbase with 18 expansions and countless content updates.

With the move to free-to-play, players will continue to enjoy the EverQuest experience they know and love, only now they have the power to choose a model that caters to their play style. Through the new free-to-play model, players will have the options of non-recurring vs. recurring subscriptions, Free vs. Silver memberships, item unlockers, and many more. Additionally, all players (both old and new) will be given brand new items via a ‘Welcome Pack.’

Full details can be found in EverQuest Producer Thom Terrazas’ community letter here:

A new EQ player matrix and FAQ regarding free-to-play can be found here:

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  1. ada on February 2, 2012

    its a trial version.. Free to Try, pay to play..

  2. cacalips on February 1, 2012

    That is official. It takes greedy F-tard publisher 15 years to change their models. Meanwhile, I was pwning on private servers of this crap. Private servers = first F2P models :). They seem to fair better then greedy devs.

    • Splinterbutt on February 1, 2012

      Hey cacalips, since they have a solid running mmo for 13 years doesn’t make them greedy… How about successful? 18 expansions says something about the game. all F2P mmo’s are equal F2P=P2W.

      • DaHero on February 2, 2012

        Only because you’re focusing on PvP, which is not why MMOs exist.

        • splinterbutt on February 2, 2012

          Well put! EQ is sooooooo not a pvp mmo…. Been RP in mmo’s all thanks to EQ coming out in 1999 LOL

  3. rofl f2p? on February 1, 2012

    thats suck badly, its not ”free to play mode” and doesnt wort to play without paying.
    Its gonna be big fail as i see its just some shitty trial version…

  4. Hunter on February 1, 2012

    Sooo… it goes fully free to play or just a stupid trail version

  5. Dakasan on February 1, 2012

    So far as i can see, the free model is the same as EQ2, which is NOT WORTH to play for free. The options are too limited. It seems more like a free trail just to get addicted to the game and after that you are bound to pay.

  6. DaHero on February 1, 2012

    Uh you guys DO realize it’s not actually a free to play title right? They’re basically doing the same thing as WoW does, so don’t expect to play for too long before having to fork over.

  7. Torkez on January 31, 2012

    Great, more sever backups. Just like on EQ2

  8. Splinterbutt on January 31, 2012

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!~!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been waiting for this for a LONG TIME!!!!

  9. Nox on January 31, 2012

    And that day not a single fu*k was given.

  10. Nishant on January 31, 2012

    lol, it was launched 15 Months later i was born!!

    • Nuro0o on January 31, 2012

      so you are 15 years old ^^