Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Everquest Progression Servers open Tomorrow

The demand for Original Everquest has been so high that SOE decided to open two servers with the progression ruleset. The high number of name reservations eventually caused SOE to decide that they needed more then one progression server. Expect both The Sleeper and The Combine to open Wednesday, June 28th. Estimates put the population on the two servers anywhere from 4,000 to 10,000 players.

Developers expect the newness of the progression servers to wear off over time and that the population might fall enough to warrant a merge. Thus be warned that if you create a character on The Sleeper that naming preference will be given to The Combine in the case of a merge. Despite that fact they're still a lot of reasons to make The Sleeper your home. Most name reservations have been done on The Combine thus the chances are high you can get your favorite character's name on The Sleeper. Also the population is being estimated to be a lot lower on The Sleeper so expect less lag and fighting for good camps.

Either way I expect both servers to be a lot of fun and a trip down memory lane to most MMOG players.