On March 16, 2012, EverQuest went free-to-play (F2P).
SOE calls it Free to Play. Your Way.™
|“|| EverQuest has released 18 expansions over the last 13 years. Players returning to the game or joining us for the first time will now have access to 17 of those expansions. All accounts will be flagged up to and including the House of Thule expansion. Our latest expansion, Veil of Alaris, is available for purchase in the marketplace.
Any account missing an expansion, has now been flagged up through House of Thule. Accounts that previously attained expansions still have their flags.
EverQuest offers a total of 16 unique races and 16 distinct classes. For Silver and Free memberships, the free options included are:
EQ will have three levels of membership. Note that all levels of membership do not include Veil of Alaris, which must be purchased separately.
Play For Free.
Beginning players default to the Free level of membership. They have access to most of the content in the world of Norrath. They can create characters in any of four classes, from four different races. There are certain content, feature, and service limitations that are only unlocked through a la carte item purchases or by upgrading membership to another tier.
To become a Silver member there is a one-time item purchase called the "Silver Membership Pack," which costs $5.00 USD or 500 Station Cash. That pack grants two additional character slots per server, better chat options, extra inventory capacity, raises your quest journal limit, gives you the ability to create guilds, and more. Once you purchase a Silver Membership Pack, you are permanently raised to that membership level. There is no recurring fee for this pack or membership.
Note that you can not use the Station Cash from one account to buy a Silver Membership Pack (or anything else) for another account.
Previous EverQuest subscribers who did not have an active subscription at the time of the free-to-play conversion will automatically be converted to the Silver membership.
$14.99 USD/month (note that there are various discounts available).
Gold members get the same exact level of play that paying customers have always gotten. All paying customers automatically become Gold members.
If you cancel your Gold Membership you will be converted to Silver membership when your Gold membership expires.
500 Station Cash monthly Edit
Gold members also receive 500 Station Cash per month for each paid recurring subscription they have. This excludes people who use other methods to pay for their accounts, only recurring subscriptions (credit / debit card and automatic account billing payments).
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