EQ Anniversary Edition Released

EverQuest's "Anniversary Edition" goes on sale today:


SONY ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES EVERQUEST THE ANNIVERSARY EDITION IS SCHEDULED TO HIT STORES ON TUESDAY, APRIL 24TH

WHAT:
EverQuest® The Anniversary Edition, a new compilation collection for the Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), EverQuest. EverQuest The Anniversary Edition includes all of the expansions from the past eight years and will be available at participating retail locations. EverQuest The Anniversary Edition is scheduled for release on Tuesday, April 24, 2007.

ABOUT EVERQUEST THE ANNIVERSARY EDITION:     
EverQuest The Anniversary Edition is a compilation of eight years of content. Players can adventure online in ever-changing worlds as they journey across massive continents filled with vast dungeons, eerie crypts and mysterious underwater landscapes. They are able to choose from 16 unique races and 16 distinct classes, including the recently created Drakkin race, a race formed of a dragon breed. With more than 375 zones to explore and more than 50,000 items to earn and collect both magical and mundane, including artifacts of great power, characters can shape the universe in EverQuest. 

For more information visit  www.station.sony.com

WHEN:
EverQuest The Anniversary Edition is scheduled to be available at selected retail outlets on Tuesday, April 24 and via digital download in May 2007, for the suggested retail price of $19.99.



Editor's Note: See this news post from March 16 for more details about the Anniversary Edition.

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Anniversary Edition
# May 26 2007 at 7:30 PM Rating: Default
Hate to rain on the parade. I have 10 accounts and multi box. I have to wait for the complete packages to come out. Last purchase was Platinum. I have 10 accounts still at 10 expansions. At least now I only have to spend 19.99 for each to catch up vs 29.99 for each expansion.

By the way, Did anyone notice that the Anniversary edition at 19.99 is right below the Buried Sea expansion for 29.99. Please tell me no one bought BS instead of the full set!
Anniversary Edition
# May 04 2007 at 9:12 PM Rating: Decent
What SOE has done is take any chance we have of selling a second account.

When I bought the software as a true fan of EQ, I paid $49.95 for the initial game and $20-$30 for each expansion x13 expansions.

I love that SOE is trying to get more people involved in the game. But that should devise a way of making it up to the Loyal EQ players too.

Buy 13 Exansions at full price (like I/we did) get the next 7 free. Something anything is better than gutting us like this.

First they made it legal to sell accounts, then they undercut us on price.

Boo! /ALE

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Anniversary Edition
# May 05 2007 at 3:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Since I started Playing EQ...Back when Luclin launched this topic of ex-packs has been a sore subject with me. They come out ever 3 months or so...some times a little longer, it's just an estimate.after paying the 30.00 dollar price they launch a combine pack for 20.00 dallars.. I think SOE should rename this expansion to "I didn't get bloody ripped-off paying for expansions edition"..this is just my opinion...Have fun with this if you don't have all the x-packs...if you do sorry about your luck...as for me I'm waiting to get behind like 6 x-pack then buy the "You're a total cheap-skate Edition"

lol
Where, oh where
# May 04 2007 at 2:12 PM Rating: Decent
I have not seen this in stores. Would very much like to purchase as a gift, but can't find any. Where, oh where, are they selling this?
Can Anniversary be added to existing account?
# Apr 30 2007 at 8:31 AM Rating: Decent
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So I have a question. I have all but the last two expansions. If i get this new $20 box set, can I load it onto my already existing account and get both of the new expansions? I tried it earlier when titanium came out and may have just done it wrong, cause it didn't work then. Thanks for any comments.
well i was wrong
# Apr 30 2007 at 8:21 AM Rating: Decent
Got the box and it did have all the CD's to load on the PC very minimal down load that I saw.
but they get thier money in using not the purchase.
Glad I waited
# Apr 27 2007 at 10:35 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm glad I waited for this everyone was telling me to get TBS once it was out I wait until maybe something like this happens. Plus waiting you don't die as much cuzz everyone knows where stuff is and you don't have to go bind looking for spots. It don't matter whn you get it just waitin makes it all worth it. Sorry to everyone that ot ripped off $10 by down loading it. I made the mistake and acidently down loaded TSS hitting the wrong button glad I had the money to pay for it. Sony needs to work on that order stuff and let you go threw the credit card stuff instead of once you click it you got billed. Well that's my 2 copper.
Anniversary CD Pack
# Apr 25 2007 at 11:04 AM Rating: Decent
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The 8 or 9 CD pack is already one day behind in deliver to West Coast Stores.
I personally am glad they did this release as too many were done online in digi download and no way to redo our systems if we had a crash or bought a new system without LONG LONG hours of downloads. Now you can load your CDs and have most of it done fast then the updates online.
Not happy having paid 30 bucks plus tax on one account while this is only 20 bucks plus tax for all 13, but such is the way it goes.
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I used to wait for all the box versions
# Apr 25 2007 at 8:03 AM Rating: Decent
I used to wait for all the box versions

But, I doubt if this verion has 15 CD's in the box insteed of one CD and the rest down loaded off the web.

I hope there is a in game manual but I doubt that maybe a line saying to use the on-line manuals.

I doubt if their is a map but a line line saying to use the on-line maps.

Truth of the matter the Box sets never included the current Expation so this is a big step up. Since we cant get another server merge I am hoping this brings back more to the game even at level 1.
Excellent!
# Apr 25 2007 at 5:50 AM Rating: Decent
This is great news and a fantastic way for everyone missing an expansion or two to get caught up. New players entering the game will be fun as well.

Additionally, some of my friends are going to be very excited, as they have burned through the dreadfully easy BC content in WoW's release, are presented with another reason to return to the challenging game called EQ.

Thanks SoE
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# Apr 25 2007 at 5:11 AM Rating: Good
Most of you who are fuming probably fumed around the release of Titanium edition. Do not complain. If you honestly don't like it, send emails to SOE customer service expressing your discontent. You will accomplish nothing but make an *** out of yourself here. Most people don't like scrolling through posts about how much someone hates something like this. If you don't like the expansion/want to spend the money, then don't, but don't start ranting because you're cheap. If you already bought all of the expansions, like me, then awesome, you're ahead of the game, don't complain how everyone can now get up-to-date. I personally hate the fact that half of my guild refused to buy TBS because of costs. The guild banner and fellowships would have cut raid setup times in half in most cases.
good for getting new players in
# Apr 25 2007 at 1:34 AM Rating: Decent
this makes it easier for new players to get involved.. like the one i recently had try the game...
when? where??
# Apr 24 2007 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
have yet to see it in stores,....
We benefit
# Apr 24 2007 at 3:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Dear All,

I for one have already bought all of the expansions at full price, and dont regret a moment of it. I am not fuming at all. I got my money's worth of enjoyment and recreation. And I am glad that now some of the newer zones may be more populated with under 70-level players...more opportunity for grouping. Most of my rather small guild had not been able to afford the addtional expansions. Now most will.

I think most of us knew this was coming (there were announcements, including here), so the only downside was that many did not buy the expansions in the last month or so since the announcement.

So whats not to like?

Cheers!
BV
Pfffft
# Apr 24 2007 at 2:43 PM Rating: Decent
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The only reason for this, especially this soon, is because Sony knows that LOTR Online came out today also. After playing the Beta, I can confidently say that Sony will lose this bet.

The fact is, LOTR's BETA VERSION played smoother than EQ ever has, and Vanguard is a complete disaster. The emphasis on questing, freshness, and ease of play make LOTR a clearly better alternative. Once you learn all the keys, it's just flat-out a lot more fun.

The distraction of this multiple-set offer is going to be extremely short-lived. For now, LOTR is going to run circles around them all. The only question is if they can continue it. I know that the free expansion in June and promises of more free expansions is a winner on my budget.
Rip off
# Apr 24 2007 at 1:58 PM Rating: Decent
I have not complained about Sony before...but this gets my goat...I'm on dial up...rural area no alternative...I did not count how many hours of my EQ time was wasted in downloading TBS...only to find it was available on disc less than a week after downloading it (remember all the fixes)...this is not customer service...this is total disrespect...
meanwhile...
# Apr 24 2007 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
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glad you guys are happy and excited...
the rest of us are FUMING that we've already shelled out $30 per expansion and oh, look $20 and you can now get them all.
About time
# Apr 24 2007 at 7:28 AM Rating: Decent
WELL will wonders never cease....a digital download of the all inclusive expansion...perhaps the servers will repopulate for a time and maybe their next step to will be to bring zek into the blue fold and allow more pvp on all servers....add some excitement
About time
# Apr 24 2007 at 2:46 PM Rating: Decent
Actually I would be happier if they eliminated PvP completely - it only breeds contempt and cheating...
About time
# Apr 24 2007 at 4:15 PM Rating: Excellent
PVP players depend on their ability to bully and intimidate others and to coerce others in their cliques to do the same, in order to have fun online.

Giving ppl freedom to roam in Anarchy on the 'Normal' servers is not my idea of player cooperation, respect, assistance, or heck just plain fun.

Sabotage, deceit, announced or unnounced death threats, and other tactics to force someone to stop playing online, steal their possessions, or intimidate them into quitting is not in my play book for Everquest.

If you have a serious concern about a player and his conduct, then report it to a GM and let them deal with it. The whole idea of revenge and paybacks for despicable conduct is not why I enjoy EQ.
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About time
# Apr 24 2007 at 9:38 AM Rating: Decent
kewl,I'm only four expansions behind ...thought i'd never catch up
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