Massively multiplayer online fantasy role-playing game EverQuest turned 20 years old over the weekend, and it’s still going strong. Daybreak Games celebrates the milestone with a pair of new progression servers, special in-game events and a 50 percent experience point bonus through March. Ding! 

Nearly two decades old, venerable MMORPG EverQuest gets its 25th expansion pack on December 11. Called The Burning Lands, the expansion features a war between elemental jann, six new planar zones and a new Luck stat. Also, people are still playing EverQuest.

"Free-to-play is the way that gamers should want their MMOs to be. If we don't do a really good job, we don't make a dime... it's entirely our responsibility to make sure you're entertained." Everquest Next director David Georgeson explains to IGN why he considers free-to-play superior to other, pay-up-front models.

The next generation of EverQuest inches closer with the official launch of the EverQuest Next Landmark alpha test. Invitations to test the building portion of Sony Online Entertainment's two-pronged MMO revamp will be going out later today. Keep a keen eye on your inbox.

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