Daybreak is launching a NEW EverQuest Progression Server. That’s right, the rumors are true! And it’s better than I expected. Phinigel will be a “True Box” Progression Server. This means you only get ONE EverQuest account per computer, and if you want to multibox you’ll have to do it like we did back in 1999: Multiple computers.
There’s more! Large raid targets from each expansion will be INSTANCED in addition to their open-world versions with a 6.5 day lockout. Interesting. This actually seems… fair?
Content will unlock every 90 days. This means Classic – > 90 Days -> Kunark -> 90 Days -> Velious -> Luclin -> Etc. No vote drama on the player or developer side. This I can support.
I think I’ll play here. I hate that I already dumped so much time and money into Ragefire, but it’s EverQuest and I like starting over. It’s what I’ve been asking for, so I’ll try once again to see if this time we can have an actual server community that doesn’t hate each other for stealing mobs or not voting to unlock an expansion or not. A server without so many multiboxers means that content and groups will be much closer to the original experience. It really was a situation on Ragefire where a few ‘bad apples’ spoiled the bunch.
For now, this seems like a win for me. I appreciate their effort to appeal to someone like me. I’ll let you know if I uncover any nefarious details that change my mind.