Today marks the fifteenth anniversary of the granddaddy of all Fantasy MMOs, EverQuest. In an age where subscription MMOs -- and indeed even many free-to-play games -- are failing, it's heartwarming to realize that the original game that so many others are based off of is still going strong.
To mark the occassion SOE has released some fascinating statistics about the game, which they've turned into the handy infographic you'll find after the jump. I myself have virtually no experience playing the original EverQuest, or EverCrack, as my friend Rebecca used to call it. I know several on our team though that have fond memories of the game. Perhaps it's time to step back in time and honor where MMOs came from because while EQ was not the first, it certainly was the seminal MMORPG for the games we play today.
Hit the jump to check out the infographic and video, and if you're interested in the festivities happening over at SOE to celebrate this momentous occassion, head on over to their blog.
Suddenly I feel old.
I feel like Murtaugh now...
Oh and that link proves I'm old too. Dang.
Ahh the memories of playing EQ1. Martin, remember the 16 hour sessions. hehe
~~I hate you aaa-aaa-aaaalllll~~
(the official EverQuest reinstall theme song)
Haha I remember you singing that quite a bit back in the day Art.