With 13 years behind it as of 2012, Sony Online Entertainment's long-running (longest-running?) MMO EverQuest is now getting set to open its doors to one and all with a newly announced free-to-play pricing model. The new format will launch in March, also the month of the game's 13-year anniversary, with the monthly $15 Gold subscription joined by a one-time $5 payout for Silver access or the completely free... er... Free access.
The news is confirmed in a community update from EverQuest producer Thom Terrazas, with the details of the coming change broken down in a new FAQ. The list of which features go with which access tier is fairly detailed, so I encourage fans and potential fans to read through them closely. You can also tune in this Thursday on February 2 for a Community Webcast discussing the F2P features; players are encouraged to submit questions on the game's Facebook or Twitter pages.
Source: EverQuest official website