Everquest is a MMORPG. In short terms it is a multiplayer online game. EQ (Everquest), was one of the first multiplayer games...it has been out over 8+ years, and its still going pretty strong.
A few years ago the graphic engine was updated to make the graphics a bit better, but they still pale in comparison to some of the newer MMORPGs out there such as WOW, EVE etc.
In EQ you take charge from the beginning. Character creation is one of the high notes for EQ. You have many good and evil classes, such as Paladin, Shadowknight, Cleric, Ranger etc....and races to boot, Iksar, High Elf, Human, Dark Elf, etc. You won't run out of options and EQ allows you to play on multiple servers and have multiple characters on the same server.
Added recently is a tutorial, so if your a new player you can get right into the game. Play the tutorial and you might come out like a champ. You will be thrust into questions right from the beginning or you could become a raiding character once you level up. The level cap has been increased to level 80, so it could take you some time to get there, but once you do, you join a guild, and off raiding you will go.
The sounds have been updated and music in MP3 format to bring it up to dat. You will probably turn that off as it become repetitive after a few minutes.
Don't expect this to end soon, it's not called Evercrack for nothing. There is a fee, roughly 13 a month, but you can get it cheaper if you subscribe to a 6 or 1 year package for example. So if your into RPGs, or would just like to meet people who enjoy them like yourself, check out Everquest!