On the 16th March 1999, Brad McQuaid, Steve Clover, Bill Trost and John Smedley released EverQuest. Published by SOE and developed by Verant, EQ was originally expected to last two expansions at best. At worst, it could have sank like a stone.
Well, thank god it didn't.
While the majority of the gaming public ignored the beary weirdy freaks with their talk of dragons and dps, the world of Norrath continued to grow and expand, attracting new faces and seeing old ones SOW off into the distance.
Put your hands up if..
* You had a conversation with an NPC, thinking it was another player
* You had a secret spot where you would drop items on the ground, log in another character and pick them up
* You believed in the Lake Rathe monster
* You thought negative CHA for Necro's affected Fear duration
* You played hide n seek with newbies and awarded them fine steel
* You used /em steals 3 gold from YOU emotes
* You told someone to target you and type /d for a duel
* You fell into the jail in Najena
* You saw Quillmane
* You tried to RP
* You wiped a raid
* Cazic Thule said your name
Everquest - March 16, 1999
Everquest: The Ruins of Kunark - March 31, 2000
Everquest: The Scars of Velious - December 5, 2000
Everquest: The Shadows of Luclin - December 4, 2001
Everquest: Planes of Power - October 22, 2002
Everquest: Legacy of Ysheka - Febuary 24, 2003
Everquest: Lost Dungeons of Norrath - September 9, 2003
Everquest: Gates of Discord - February 10, 2004
Everquest: Omens of War - September 14, 2004
Everquest: Dragons of Norrath - February 15, 2005
Everquest: Depths of Darkhollow - September 13, 2005
Everquest: Prophesy of Ro - February 21, 2006
Everquest: The Serpent's Spine - September 17, 2006
Everquest: The Buried Sea - February 13, 2007
Happy Birthday, EverQuest. Long may you continue.