EverQuest

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Sony Online Entertainment
Developer: Sony Online Entertainment
Release Date: March 16, 1999

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UbiSoft Q&A About 'EverQuest European Version'

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 5:58 p.m. PDT

EverQuest is an MMORPG that features a multitude of adventures and quests with an interactive storyline that evolves according to a player's individual decisions.

What are the benefits of EverQuest European Version?

  • The EverQuest European Version will provide the best gaming experience to European players:
  • A professional team of 12 Game Masters present 24/7 to organize events and dynamic at more convenient hours!
  • All European EverQuest gamers will be playing in similar time zones
  • New methods of payment (national credit card, automatic debit…)
  • Hotline also accessible at European hours and at a lower cost
  • Servers located in Europe for improved connection speeds

What is the release date of EverQuest European Version?

The European Invasion is planned to begin on November, 21st. But if you want to get a pre-release go of EverQuest European Version, be sure to register to the Beta Tests which will start October 21st! You can register to the Beta Tests through www.eqloft.com

Will EverQuest: the Planes of Power be available?

The highly anticipated EverQuest new add-on, the Planes of Power, will be available at the very same time as the other EverQuest games on November 21st. The English version of EverQuest the Planes of Power will be a dual version, allowing you to choose between playing on the US server or on the new UK server. However, please note that if you want to play The Planes of Power on both the US and the UK servers, then you will have to buy two PoP packs.

What games will I find in my store?

We are planning to release the following packs:

  • EverQuest: Gold Edition
    (EverQuest + the Ruins of Kunark + the Scars of Velious + the Shadows of Luclin )
    The first compilation. To be released November 21st
  • EverQuest: the Planes of Power
    (EverQuest + the Planes of Power)
    This is the first expansion pack for EverQuest. To be released November 21st

Beta-tests

  • Objectives

    This beta test is a unique occasion for you to really test and understand the benefits of this new service and to fully appreciate the role of our skilled team of Game Masters ! Come and try: it's free ! Of course we will also request you to report any bugs due to translations. With your help, we want to make sure the European version of EverQuest is the best it can be!

  • Registration

    Beta test registration started September 19th and lasts till October 11th.

  • Who

    The beta test is open to everybody.

  • How to register

    You have to register directly online though www.eqloft.com .

  • Process

    You will receive a free CD by air mail with the basic files for EverQuest. This CD will come with a login which will allow you to access the game and the dedicated forum.

  • Timing

    The beta tests should start October 21st and end on the night of November 20th.

  • Game Masters presence
    • During the whole length of the beta tests, the Games Masters will be available:
    • From Monday to Thursday: 4.00 pm to 2.00 am
    • From Friday to Sunday: 2.00pm to 2.00 am
    • As soon as the game is launched, they will be on-line 24/7.

What are the Subscription Rates?

Please note that subscription fees to play to EverQuest European Version are the following:
- 1 month: 12.95€ / 8.45£
- 3 months: 35.95€ / 23.49£
- 6 months: 65.70€ / 42.99£

What are the possible means of payment?

With EverQuest European Version we will allow to subscribe by using the following means of payment:

  • Bank Transfer
  • Credit Cards (both National and International)
  • Direct Debit (for The Netherlands and Spain Only)

No more international credit card only. Ubi Soft and SOE now give you more freedom to enjoy EverQuest!

What if I already subscribe to EQ?

If you are already subscribing to EverQuest US Version and would like to play EverQuest European Version then:

  • you will have to buy a copy of EverQuest European Version
  • create a new account for EverQuest European version
  • you will get one month free subscription

Note that you can play and subscribe both to EverQuest US and European versions at the same time, but the two versions (US and European) won't be compatible each other and you will be charge for the US and for the European version.

Will European versions be compatible with all European servers?

The different European versions of EverQuest won't be compatible each other. So, if you own a English version, you won't be able to connect to the German or French servers.

What happens if I have a technical problem?

In case of technical problems you can:

Go to www.eqloft.com: FAQ and forums are available if you need help

Contact your local Ubi Soft technical team.
A specific hotline has been trained to answer to you quickly and efficiently.

Will EverQuest European Version be a dynamic world?

Yes! Our 12 Game Masters will be connected 24/7 to provide you the best online experience you've ever had. They will be there to help as well as entertain you by creating various events, all week long... In case you need them, they will be accessible in-game and through EQLoft as well.

What does localisation mean exactly?

The interface, registration menus, in game texts (quest, items, spells,…) and chat, everything will be translated to change your way of playing MMOs.

Will I be able to transfer my characters from the US to the new European servers?

We are seriously considering this option. But, at the moment we can't give you any details.


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