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Remembering EverQuest - Ten Years of Memories

Posted Thu, Mar 12, 2009 by Cody Bye

Ten years is a decent amount of time by anyone’s standards. Even centenarians consider a decade to be a nice little chunk of their life. So the fact that EverQuest has spanned a decade in its live time is quite the feat. And it has done so with a desire to always stay competitive, if not by leading the pack then by keeping its substantial player base satisfied.

But it’s not often the current trend that we remember most in our gaming memories; we linger upon those events early in our MMO careers that laid the groundwork for all of our subsequent endeavors. In a break away from our normal competitive routine, I’d like to present to you the most memorable moments of the Ten Ton Hammer staff. Please sit back and wax nostalgic about some of your own favorite moments from this ground-breaking game.

I sat for hours, so many that they all blurred together with Phil “Ralph” Comeau and two other gents from work camping "The Preacher". Our victim was on a 30 minute timer, but we could kill everything in the room in about 20 seconds. That meant that we had to find other ways to amuse ourselves. Our night consisted of listening to Phil's jokes and watching our bard dance on "the stage" where the Preacher spawned. It was one of the most memorable nights of EQ not because we actually accomplished anything amazing, but because four friends sat around in an office, drinking beer and enjoying the downtime in a MMOG. I still believe that the downtime in EQ was one of the biggest reasons that people played it as long as they did.


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