Daily Archives: May 25, 2007

Get All The EverQuest Expansions For Free

Now wasn’t that a provocative headline?

So it obviously isn’t completely true, but it isn’t far from the truth.

Fry’s has EverQuest – The Anniversary Edition on sale for $14.99 at the moment, so I bought a copy.

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The Anniversary Edition includes all of the expansions, including The Buried Sea, and 30 days of play time.  Since one month of EQ costs $14.99, this makes the price of the game and the expansions negligible.

Sales tax, the fact that you can pay less for a month of EQ, and that the sale price is limited means the expansions are free only under the right set of circumstances.  Still, even at the regular price of $19.99, it is a deal.

The one thing it does not include is a DVD.  The install is 8 CDs.

I currently own 8 of the 13 expansion and a quick look at the Station Store shows that to buy these missing expansions one at a time would run me in the neighborhood of $90.  Just to get the latest expansion, The Buried Sea, will run you $29.99. (But the Anniversary Edition, listed a few lines later is only $19.99. No digital download however.  You’ll take all 8 CDs and like it!)

Of course, not everybody has a Fry’s close by (and Frys.com does not offer the same deal), but even at Amazon.com the Anniversary Edition is $17.99.  Just avoid the combo package they will offer you.

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It says “Better Together” but it should say “Redundant Together.”

Earlier in the month, Gaff was talking about going back for another nostalgia run in EQ.  A package like this might seal the deal.