Platform: Windows 98 / Me / 2000
ESRB Rating: Teen
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- Includes original game and two expansion packs: Ruins of Kunark Scars of Velious
- 3-D massively multiplayer online fantasy role-playing game
- Choose from a variety of races and classes
- Adventure with thousands of other gamers over five enormous continents
- Note: This game requires an Internet connection and charges a monthly fee payable by credit card or pre-paid game card (sold separately)
EverQuest: Trilogy is an anthology that includes the original EverQuest game and its two expansion packs. It offers prospective EverQuest fans one of the largest online fantasy worlds in a single, all- encompassing package. EverQuest is a 3-D, massively multiplayer, fantasy role-playing game. An enormous virtual environment, it offers an entire world with its own diverse species, economic systems, alliances, and politics. Choose from a variety of races and classes, and begin your quest in any number of cities or villages throughout several continents. From there, equip yourself for adventure, seek allies and knowledge, and head out into a rich world of dungeons, towers, crypts, and evil abbeys. Learn skills, earn experience, acquire treasure and equipment, meet friends, and encounter enemies. A multitude of quests and adventures await; where you choose your role, you define your destiny.
The trilogy gives players five enormous continents, 13 races, and more than 400 supporting characters, allowing for unlimited hours of gameplay.
EverQuest: Trilogy features:
EverQuest: The Ruins of Kunark expansion pack
EverQuest: The Scars of Velious expansion pack
Collectible map of Norrath
Two collectible EverQuest figurines
EverQuest is a multiplayer online game you play via the Internet. A stable Internet connection is required to play. Sony Online Entertainment charges a small monthly fee for this game, separate from your Internet service provider access charges. The first month of this fee is included in the purchase price of this package. You must provide a valid credit card to register and play. After your first month, you can use your credit card to buy more time.
Pentium 200 MHz or faster processor
Microsoft Windows 95, 98, or 2000
64 MB RAM (128 MB recommended)
600 MB hard disk space
2x or faster CD-ROM drive
8 MB Direct3D- or Glide-compliant accelerator card
DirectX 7.0-compatible sound card
28.8K Internet connection
Note: This game requires an Internet connection and charges a monthly fee payable by credit card or pre-paid game card (sold separately)
EQ review, October 2, 2002
Reviewer: Benjamin C Devoir from Monterey, CA USA
lol, it's kinda funny how all these people blast EQ non-stop.. abut how it (is bad) so much and they hate it.. and how it takes SOOO long to level. they talk about how they played for a year and are only lvl 31. I have played for about 9 months now, i got this as a gift for christmas from a friend and set it up in January 02.. i have a 54 druid and a 30 rogue. I am NOT a hardcore player, and i still manage to level and quest. this game is so fun, there is no end to the things you can do, you are only limited by your imagination and your ability to stay awake (on those 8 hour Plane of Hate raids..) you can play for 20 mins or 20 hours.. although i've never known anyone to play for 20 mins at a time hehe.. but it's possible. seriously though if you have little to no free time.. don't do it..
We are in there world now!, September 27, 2002
Reviewer: whitetiger732 from Arlington, Tx
Well as the title says we are in there world now.. This is a play on Verant's catch phrase for Everquest: "You are in our world now", and that single phrase wraps it up in a nut shell.
Everquest is a highly challenging, highly energetic, and highly addictive game. You spend many many frustrating and rewarding hours online trying to develop your characters story and traits. You face many dangers and gain tons of unique items to increase your stats.
And for those that are truelly into the extreme RP experience Everquest allows you to create an alternate life with other "real" people across the world..
I highly advise you purchase this or the upcoming Planes of Power gift set (this according to Verant's web site will include the core game and all three of the updates).
Expressing yourself in another Plane, August 21, 2002
Reviewer: Becky Jackson from Glen Allen, VA USA
My son bought me the game for Mother's Day in 2001. So I have been playing about a year and a half now. My main char, a druid, is lvl 34 finally. I spent a lot of time learning a lot about my RL self by seeing how terrified I was of my EQ character dying and going to new places. And I also, believe that by creating really good friendships with RL caring people in my Guild, that I have grown a lot - in RL AND in EQ. It is well worth the money spent to me for the monthly service. Its another Plane of existence where another part of "ME" expresses itself. I LOVE this game!!
They don't call it EverCrack for nothing, August 5, 2002
Reviewer: stabgod from Miami, Florida USA
I rated this game at 5 stars because, as the EQ web site states, "You're in our world now". The game is exciting, immersive, frustrating, challenging, agravating, and lots of fun. It is a welcome escape from your daily life. ...
First and foremost, heed this warning: If you cannot dedicate several hours a week to playing this game, please look elsewhere. Understand that this game is addictive by design. It is engineered in such a way that you need to spend lots of time online. The singlemost important aspect of this game is that you spend as much time as possible online. Know that it will take over a year for your main character to reach the highest level (60).
As for gameplay, the overall graphics/sound/physics is nothing spectacular, but nevertheless it is effective and immersive. This is not DOOM II so you don't need lightning reflexes with your keyboard/mouse/joystick, but it helps to have quick fingers and a clear mind. Interaction with NPC's is rudimentary since EQ NPC's do not have the best AI in the world. Also, while there are zillions of quests to do, most of them are silly, and few offer anything of value other than EQ lore.
In gerenral, the value of items are based on how hard the thing was that you had to kill. Killing things depends entirely on your class and the things you are trying to kill. No one class in the game can do everything, and every class has a specific ability and advantages that no other class has. This brings about the second most important aspect of the game - the necessity to socially interact with others.
The most exciting things in EQ are things that you do in groups. It is the social interaction that is most intriguing and unpredictable. Killing a room full of orcs in a melee frenzy with five of your online friends is a blast.
Another exciting (or agravating to some) thing is that there is real danger, with risks that may be devastating if you fail. Because of this underlying risk, it can be downright terrifying to traverse over dangerous terrain, or trek deep within a dungeon. Your death can mean the loss of experience that took days to acquire, not to mention the time it will take to recover your corpse (and all your hard-earned items on it). Another risk is the loss of faction when you kill (or help someone kill) something you weren't supposed to harm. Then there is the risk of failing the last portion of a quest that took weeks of preparation to initiate. When you fail in EQ, it hurts. But when you triumph, it feels great, like a real reward for your hard work.
So if you have lots of time, and want a game that will consume and addict you, spend the money on EQ. It is money well spent.
A Great Gaming Experience, July 17, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from Los Angeles, CA United States
I have been playing EverQuest for close to two years now and I still find it just as enjoyable today as I did the first day I purchased it.
This game is really designed for people who like to socialize, group, put work into their characters, basically if you want a game that you can master in two weeks or has constant blood and guts splattering across the screen this may not be the game for you.
EverQuest is a large world where you can create your character and adventure for levels, quest for armor, join a guild and interact with others of like interests, or group up with others and raid a zone. There is always something to do in EverQuest, if you don't feel like hunting that night, go questing or work on some trade skills, or vice versa.
The graphics have seen better days, and the customer service could probably be better. But the overall gaming experience I feel still deserves a 5 star rating. The costs of the game I feel are well worth what I get out of the game in ways of character development and friendships I have formed online.
This is really a good Game, July 16, 2002
Reviewer: farleyscool from Clinton, Iowa, USA
I have always had fun in Everquest. With the PC quests and meeting thousands of people every week it is just amazing. I have never really had a dull time. As you level up your horizon broadens as well. You can go to more challenging areas and take on new NPC quests. Sure there are some bad things like the unchanging NPC quests and hostile in town NPCs, but really it is quite fun. The only reason I can't give it 5 stars is that it is pay to play.
Just Try It, June 23, 2002
Reviewer: An Everquest Addict from Texas, USA
I must confess that I spend 24 hrs a week playing this game. I stay up late into the night, and it is the first thing i do when i get up!!
however, the graphics arent anything special, i play it because i can interact with real people. However you will get frustrated because there are so many people playing it that you cant get where you want to go. I wouldnt recommend this game to anyone who doesnt have alot of spare time, you will find it cutting into the time that you have set away for other things. However i enjoy playing it. If you dont want to socialise may i reccomend Diablo II. The only thing i can say now is buy the basic game, its 10 bucks, the first month is free give it a shot, if you dont like it fine cancel your account, if you do like it then continue playing it get the expansions etc..
-Addict of Everquest
VERQUEST BIGGEST GAME EVER!!!, June 16, 2002
Reviewer: A 12-year old gamer
Have you been searching for years now looking for the perfect videogame that grows and adapts and gets better? Do you feel like all the games you've bought wouldn't add up to that game, and that you would sell them just for the perfect one?
Well then this one's your game, and if you follow the rules and pay just 12 dollars or so a month you get this awesome game. This game is like none ever thought of before, ok final fantasy and lord of the rings kinda remind you of it in some weird ways, but that's not it.
The game requirements are high, but you won't regret it and you should really get this trilogy from Amazon because of the cool deal their giving you, and not to mention me because I bought my game from them.
Now it is true that this game can totally drain your life away and become very addicting, but only if your someone who doesn't have a life and doesn't see the fine line between Everquest and your life. And if you've laughed at the review about how it drains your life away then please understand.
Everquest is a game that is fully interactive and the things you do cause series of events in the game, such as Durn STonebringer who found an ancient artifact called the armor of Innoruk and although Ebita now has the armor and took it away from Durn, he had already desimated Norath, on the Rodcet Nife server that is.
Now Durn was incredibly stratigic he had literally an army of ogres behind him and using that army he killed and raided everything in his path. We also had to go on a quest and to the Luclid moon and break a spell to kill Dern.
We still have no idea where Dern got the armor or if it's the same on other servers, but their are hundreds and hundreds of artifacts most of which we'll never even see. Oh, yeah I'm an erudite by the way. An erudite level 60 magician, who is well kind of secretive.
Well that's enough of that and well do you know that this game has over 2000 players on it at any given time, and that you can sail on boats to distant lands and setup a trade shop and work on a trade skill and have your own private business, I'm a jeweler myself. I make magical rings in a town, I won't say which one becuase i'm very paranoid since my village was destroyed by Dern.
I'm on my way to visit Ebita and the armor which Ebita is in possession of. I've also been researching which is one of the things that is truly unique to Everquest, which is only one more reason to just buy this trilogy from Amazon right now.
I don't have the Luclid exspansion, but I hear good things about it, unfortunately half my Erudite guild is training on Luclid. Their trying to meditate to a higher being or gain power I don't know, but I've been researching a map for sometime now about an ancient artifact of possibly more power than the Armor of Innorauk, but ancient elven is a hard language to learn and they rant like idiots so it will be some time before I decipher it's writings.
Oh, well see you on the Rodcet Nife server, if you dare.