The golden age of MMORPGs must surely be found in the last years of the 90s of the last century and the beginning of the 2000s, when Some now legendary companies have crossed his path. We have Blizzard which puts on the market World of Warcraftto Microsoft with its Avant-garde and other online experiences and, above all, to a few gentlemen who called themselves SOE. That is, Sony Online Entertainment.
What had become of him?
It was at this time that SOE ruled with a certain iron fist thanks to a game that is now a legend the free MMORPG: EverQuest. Launched in 1999, it didn’t officially reach Europe as such, but it still managed to bewitch thousands of players who got lost in its maps and dungeons while they slept in the morning to adapt their schedules to US afternoon and night activity. servers. .UU.
But it wasn’t until the summer of 2004 that the announcement surprisingly appeared that SOE was going to launch EverQuest 2. It happened suddenly, at E3 that year, and was seen by all as a hasty response to the already confirmed threat of the launch of World of Warcraft So from there a battle broke out between players of the Sony title and those of Blizzard to know which of the two was the most rolero and complex of everything. As if this war was going to decide the winner for the next few years.
And it happened. Apparently the simplest, easiest and least by definition MMORPG has conquered the market and EverQuest 2
come back with Renewal of Ro
Indeed, barely a little over a month since the beta of Renewal of Ro, We already have the nineteenth content expansion of EverQuest 2 in his little over 18 years of life. A delivery that could make you fall in love with one of the most iconic and representative online role-playing games of the time, and which now focuses all additional content on pure and hard exploration.
And how could it be otherwise, the controversy pursues those who continue to play with the old QE2What they accuse World of Warcraft have “much less targeted” extensions than those of the SOE game. Like it was a sales pitch.
In case you are an old adventurer of EverQuest 2 at the time and you’ve lost track of it, know that with this new additional content We return to the Desierto de las Llamas which, as you will remember, we have already been able to visit during the first pack expansion that came out a few years ago. Now we will have to “dig up new stories and explore additional ground”.
Anyway, it is surprising that he is still alive, one of the few opponents who World of Warcraft became real when it was released in 2004.