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EverQuest: Celebrating 15 Years

EVERCUESS 1999 2014 TECH TRENDS TECH TRENDS Y2K 3D Data Virtual In 2014, individuals are increasingly concerned about the EverQuest required a Technologies like the Oculus Rift once again promise breakthroughs in immersive game experiences. In 1999, fear of the Y2K bug kept Rendering dedicated 3D graphics Privacy Reality 2000 people up at night. card and offered a new standard for visual immersion. privacy of digital information. COMPUTERS COMPUTERS Hard drive size/cost $25.65 Hard drive size/cost $.03 Per GB Per GB The cost per GB in 1999 was 85,400% higher than today's prices. The cost per GB has decreased 99% over the last 15 years. Americans who own a ~42 % Americans who own a 81% computer Less than half of the US population computer Computer ownership has nearly doubled owned a computer. over the last 15 years. INTERNET INTERNET Internet Access Internet Access 36-46% G 87% Most homes didn't have internet access. Home internet access doubled. Popular Search Engine Popular Search Engine Google 1999 Firiona Vie altavista: 2014 Firiona Vie POP CULTURE POP CULTURE Songs: Songs: "Thrift Shop" Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Best Picture: Best Picture: "Believe" Shakespeare in Love 12 Years a Slave Cher EVERQUEST EVERQUEST Number of Number of Number of Number of About 13,000 400,000+ Zones in 70 NPCS in Zones in Over 1,557 NPCS in EverQuest EverQuest EverQuest EverQuest TIMELINE FVERAUEST PHOTOS BY ERIK GROW 1999 2000 2001 2002 First expansion, The Ruins of Kunark, launches in April 2000. EverQuest Expansion #4, The Planes of Power, launches in October of 2002. EverQuest launches to critical acclaim. The first official Fan Faire is held in Baltimore, MD. EnerRGREST TV Piut WEVE za GAME! BREW DAY 2003 2004 2005 2006 EverQuest is featured on the cover of TV Guide. SOE partners with Pizza Hut to add /Pizza command in EQII. First Brew Day celebration held i EQI. EverQuest II Launches! Level 3 LEGenDns Level3 DORRATH NEVEROUEST EVERQUEST 2007 2008 2009 2010 Legends of Norrath launches, EverQuest inspires "NeverQuest" level in Official Simpsons game. EverQuest Day declared in San Diego by City Council. EverQuest wins an Emmy. EQII Extended launches, bringing the first (separate) Free-to-Play servers for EQII online. FREE EVERQUEST NEXT LANDMARK BETA KEYS INSIDE! MER TLEFIELD 4 LOST IN CYBERS GAMESRADAR.COM TIME 50 MOST IMPORTANT GAMES OF ALL TIME WORLERCLS EVERQUEST NEXT LANDMARK FREE TO PLAY. YOUR WAY. 2011 2012 2013 2014 In December of 2011 all EQII servers shift to the Free-to-Play model. EverQuest included in Time's 100 top games of all time. Games Radar lists EverQuest as one of the 50 most important games of all time Alpha starts for EverQuest Next Landmark.. and it's only just begun. This infographic contains approximate values. and and TEEN SOE Blood and Gore Use of Alcohol Violence ©1999 – 2014 Sony Online Entertainment LLC. EverQuest, EverQuest Next, Landmark, SOE and the SOE logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC in the United States and/or other countries. The ratings icon is a registered trademark of the Entertainment Software Association. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved. ESRB Suggestive Themes 000||

EverQuest: Celebrating 15 Years

shared by the.annie.drury on Mar 15
March 16, 2014 marks the wildly popular MMO franchise, EverQuest’s 15th Anniversary. To celebrate, Sony Online Entertainment has created an infographic, looking at the evolution of technology, gamin...


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