EverQuest Platinum Edition Ad

Just a random neuron firing, but I have to wonder how much longer SOE will continue to advertise the EverQuest Platinum Edition on the EverQuest Players site.

EverQuest Platinum, their first roll up of EverQuest expansion packs available in a single box, hit store shelves nearly four years ago. It was superceded by EverQuest Titanium in 2006 and then by the EverQuest Anniversary Edition in 2007. And, finally, these sorts of roll up packages were made obsolete by the EverQuest Secrets of Faydwer expansion, which includes all of the previous expansions.

But there on the EverQuest Players site, on the left side bar, is a rotating ad that includes EverQuest Platinum for $19.99.

Shown with a dated news entry, just to prove that this is recent or that I am decent with PhotoShop:

You cannot actually buy it at the Station Store. They have plenty of EverQuest branded Zippo lighters (Why? Are EQ players a heavy smoking demographic?), the EverQuest edition ZBoard (which, given the odd-ball, by today’s standards, key mapping in the game, might be a useful item), and the nerd-riffic Bag of the Tinkerers, but no EverQuest Platinum.

I bet it will remain up there until at least the next EverQuest expansion comes out.

And, when you think about it, EverQuest Platinum might not be the one package they want flashing on the EQ Players site. Somebody might think it is an RMT offer! How much EQ Platinum do I get for $19.99?

4 thoughts on “EverQuest Platinum Edition Ad

  1. Aarkan

    That’s been up there for years and years, hell that package was outdated when eqplayers.com was introduced! Their online prices were really insulting for a while, finally they’ve come to their senses. Really they should just stop selling any previous versions whenever the next all in one package comes out and just keep them all at $30. What was even more insulting was when Echoes of Faydwer came out and they were offering ONLY that expansion for $40 on their online store and it wasn’t the all-in-one pack, they didn’t actually offer an EQ2 compilation online until Direct 2 Drive started selling the “unboxed” version.

    They do have some great products but its little screw ups like these that do them a huge disservice.


  2. Genda

    They still have their link to my fansite forums for VanguardCrafters.com directed to the wrong address and have for over a year despite please to change it. So I put a pointer at the location that they do have it directed and put up a small message about SOE’s incompetence and then redirected people that click there to my blog. I don’t get any real traffic there from it but it makes me smile inside.

    I think it;s safe to say that SOE is not detail-oriented, yes?


  3. Gdub

    Lol yeah I bought the platinum edition way back when it came out. I had played the game from 2000 on, on my Dad’s account, but finally bought my own copy of the game then. Was a steal at the time, but you’ll be dumping a lot more cash to get caught up if you were to buy it now.


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