EverQuest Worlds Closing Thursday, March 31, 2016

Written by Feldon on . Posted in Commentary

As you have by now heard, EverQuest Next has been cancelled, and the great purge is underway to remove all trace of the product from Daybreak’s official channels and websites. EverQuestNext.com and the EQNext YouTube channel have been cleared out. Next up is the EQ Worlds App for iOS and Android.

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The EQ Worlds app is not something I ever featured or talked about here on EQ2Wire, and perhaps that was an error on my part. I objected to the glitchiness that players reported when they first used the app at SOE Live 2013, and I was less than enthusiastic about an app that requires you to Share things on Facebook to access content. However in exchange for Facebook sharing, players of EverQuest and EverQuest II received in-game rewards, as well as bits of the EverQuest Next story. Maybe it wasn’t a bad deal at all for those who got the app to work.

From Laylaih, Communications Coordinator at Daybreak Games* on the EQ2 Forums:

We will be closing the EverQuest Worlds mobile app at the end of this month.

If you would like to play any of the current mini-games, finish up quest lines, and/or retrieve codes for rewards, you will need to do so on or before midnight (11:59PM PDT) on Thursday, March 31, 2016.

The app will remain available in the App Store (iOS) and via Google Play (Android) until its sunset on March 31, 2016.

We hope you enjoyed this app while it was available, and continue to use and enjoy the rewards you’ve redeemed in EverQuest, EverQuest II, and Landmark.

*a name I have not heard before.

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Comments (10)

  • Alethus

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    I wonder what will happen to the commissioned works like the e-books that told the back story to everquest next. I enjoyed some of the early ones, but never got to finishing all the ones that were published. hopefully those will remain around in some form.

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  • Jeehi

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    The ebooks are gone.I have them all downloaded.

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  • Tom

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    Feldon, the Communications Coordinator is a new appointment. https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah Flanagan. If it’s not ok to share this, please delete. She looks very promising though!

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  • Kruzzen

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    Seems like they are closing all the money drains at this point. Anyone else not suprised?

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    • Quelaag

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      I think this is related to EQN though, and they’re trying to purge it’s existence from the internet.

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  • Carnifex

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    Whatever this was, I’d never even heard of it. Some kind of telephone game or something?

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    • Feldon

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      iPhone or Android app that lets you do little quests, share stuff on Facebook, and get bits of the EQNext story.

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  • Katz

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    I tried it and couldn’t get it to work properly. I don’t think I earned any rewards. I guess I should check. It’s an app you could put on your tablet and probably phone too though I never tried it on the phone.

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  • GriffonLady

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    I’m guessing LON is next on the chopping block? Hope they add all the houseing rewards from LON to the game somehow, even if only close approximations and variations. (and not at the high prices the high prices the mounts were at. Yes, people probably spent a lot more on packs to get the same item, but if you want a mount to sell, particularly land mounts almost no one uses past lvl 85, the price needs to be reasonable for everyone, including people who never had enough interest in LON to buy backs. Makes no sense to put items up that very few players will buy, even with the added pressure of “limited time” sales.)

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  • alan

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    I would assume that LON is next for cosure its been sometime since the last expansion for it hasnt it? i always claimed my packs and used some of the points i accrued on decks but rarely played in the end shame really it had potential it kinda of sums the whole EQ2 saga up sadly.

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