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#1 May 06 2013 at 12:35 PM Rating: Decent
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I want to buy SOME everquest expansions but, i want to buy it in a BOX.

In CD-ROM, DVD-ROM or Blue Ray Disc, cause i have ALL formats in my PC.

I never buy digital download.

I am a Video Game Colector, and i want to have the Everquest Expansion in REAL life...not a code.

[img]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/48/EverQuest_-_Rain_of_Fear_cover.jpg/250px-EverQuest_-_Rain_of_Fear_cover.jpg[/img]

I want Thule, VoA and RoF...

PRICE is not a problem.

10$ or 99$.....

ANY price will be NICE.

BUT MUST be on a REAL life Retail BOX, like ALL THE LIFE they sell Everquest Expansions.

Thank you.

#2 May 06 2013 at 1:16 PM Rating: Excellent
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Secrets of Faydwer or maybe Seeds of Destruction was the last expansion to be released in a real (="non-virtual", for those who only live on the Worldwide Web) box with "real" CD/DVD media inside. Those "box" images you mention are for the virtual box that those expansions don't come in. In other words, it's for your I M A G I N A T I O N. I guess you could always print them out in color and glue them onto empty CD jewel cases. Then you could copy the install files you download to an actual DVD and glue more art on the DVD and make your very own box. Make your own "real life retail box" expansions, and for a lot less than 99$.

I hear ya, since I've saved all my original boxes too. But times and the world she is a'changin', unfortunately and boxed computer games are going the way of buggy whips, eight-track tapes and land-line house telephones...




Edited, May 6th 2013 3:17pm by Sippin
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#3 May 06 2013 at 1:36 PM Rating: Excellent
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Hello,
Everquest is no longer sold via the box or CD set since a few expansions ago. I can't remember which expansion this policy started at but believe it is well before House Of Thule expansion.

The last EQ cd set that I know of, that included all the previous expansions with it was the "Titanium Edition" (from 2005), which had the first ten expansions included in it. That set includes 5 disks and a good quality plastic case if your into collecting.

I started EQ with that diskset and had bought a second set to start my second account back in 2007 from either EBay or Amazon..(brand new with the activation code in the inside of the box)


But as far as I know there is no diskset for ROF,VOA or HOT expansions...only digital download options.

Good luck.


Edit: Oopse, Sippin beat me to it.. More confirmation that it was well before HOT expansion that SOE stopped selling the disksets..

Edited, May 6th 2013 3:49pm by hexeez
#4 May 06 2013 at 2:12 PM Rating: Excellent
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If it only wasn't illegal, making copies and selling them like shareware (unlicensed copies but with a copying / distribution fee), there might be a demand for it. Then again, I doubt it, but I can still dream I made it rich that way!

If the world maintains the disparity in bandwidth at different locations, old time media may come back for some, but it'll probably be taken over by usb drives. Can't wait 2 days for the new 4 Terabyte game to DL, buy it on USB drive! (Future ad maybe?)

Ah, bah! Just ignore me, I'm day dreaming again!

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#5 May 06 2013 at 3:16 PM Rating: Good
I really miss those boxes. I started out with EverQuest Titanium myself. I remember going to Circuit City and cruising in their electronic/gaming section. I saw the box and was like.. "Oh wow, my friend plays this and she keeps talking about it.. Lemme pick it up." I remember being all happy whenever they stuck something special inside those boxes.. like a cloth map, or one of those small metal-type mounts for one of their EQ2 expansions (I still have that little mount somewhere around here). :)
#6 May 06 2013 at 3:48 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah, the boxes were nice. What was NOT nice were the expansions where the game still came on CDs. I have unhappy memories of swapping thru something like 12 of 15 CDs doing a lengthly install and then one of the later CDs was slightly defective forcing me to start all over again. It might even have been <shudder> 3.5-inch floppy disks.

There's something to be said indeed for digital download, altho those have been known to fail miserably at the 99% mark, as many of us have probably experienced.

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#7 May 06 2013 at 5:02 PM Rating: Excellent
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The last full copy I have is on DVD. Think it is the TSS expansion and all before it. Even using the DVDs at the time, there still a GB or more of updates, right when it came out. I think it came with 2, but most of it was on just the one. The 2nd was mostly video and extra media junk. I might dig it out to be sure.

Yther Ore.

Edited, May 6th 2013 7:03pm by Yther
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#8 May 07 2013 at 6:40 AM Rating: Good
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I have an original EQ CD bought April 1999.

I am kicking myself for not saving the box but I should auction it anyway. Or get it slabbed!
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#9 May 08 2013 at 10:36 AM Rating: Good
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I feel for the OP. I personally do not like digital downloads. About the only time I will purchase something Digital Download is, well obviously eq expansions and Indie games. I don't understand why a new release title costs the same as a digital download as it does in a fancy box sitting in a local store? I don't like buying single player games and not being able to sell/trade/loan them to friends/etc. I like having a physical box sitting on my shelf not just a file on my computer.

I guess with Everquest there isn't enough subscribers left to warrant putting it in a box anymore? I remember last time I went to a local gamestop looking for the latest EQ expansion (I am thinking it was DODH) they had no clue what Everquest was.
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No doubt a digital download "should" cost less. There's significant costs in manufacturing the packaging and the DVD but the biggest cost is the cuts distributors and retailers get. I doubt the average game publisher nets even 50% of the retail price obtained in the shopping mall from the end-users (us). So it goes without saying that digital versions, which cut out everyone in the middle between game publisher and game player, "should" cost less.

Why don't they? Because the publishers can get their price. And ultimately the biggest cost in a game is development and that doesn't go down if distribution is entirely by download.
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