In their weekly editorial bit, Gamespot asks this week what games have the best stories. There are some games out there with some pretty mind boggling plots, so having a Wing Commander title in there would be arguable of course (that's the point of the QOTD though). However Wing Commander certainly ranks higher than some of the games in the assortment that they've provided us with this week. And for Nut-Boy's sake.. they even give The Sims a nod for allowing you to create your own imaginary story. So if you disagree with their picks, they ask you to email them a letter. It may be printed next week. Thanks to Asterix.
So although EverQuest doesn't provide you with any historical background, you make the story evolve as you write it... ...you're also creating a large interactive story that encompasses all the other players you might interact with.Come on..
I'd also say that The Sims has a similar open structure, which allows you to create your own home and family - then you are able to write a story based on lived experiences.