Here are the progression servers up for vote in EverQuest

    
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Here are the progression servers up for vote in EverQuest

Classic EverQuest’s dev team casually announced last week that it has plans for new progression servers, signalling that at least Daybreak isn’t planning on maintenance-moding the old game. Now, Holly “Windstalker” Longdale has updated players on the plan and urged them to log into the game to vote on the server’s style.

Progression servers generally pace out expansions and content to keep the server in time with the original level caps and progression of the game. Here’s what’s up for vote:

Existing stat rules: Players vote for expansion unlocks according to a set timer.

Slower progression: Like the existing rules, only the timers are longer.

Locked progression: Like the existing rules, but the devs can step in and change the unlock rates too.

Seasonal challenge: Like locked progression, only the servers are reset every season and top players collect rewards.

You can lodge your vote by logging into the game.

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Gas Chamber Gerhan
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Gas Chamber Gerhan

usagizero Damonvile HulkSmasher well mythic kept is spectacular failure of a pvp server for daoc up and running with only 1-2 active players at most given times for years now, so im thinking the cost of maintaining one server for a game with millions of players isn’t even remotely unfeasible.

NEOGEO75
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NEOGEO75

WoW formula was unchanged over the year. It’s always race to get better gear. Going back to Vanilla means asking to chase for gear that they already obtain. Vanilla server work for EQ because unlike WOW, it’s the journey that matter, not the gear. WOW would not work without that carrot on the stick which in this case reusing the old rotten carrot would not motivate the playerbase

usagizero
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usagizero

Damonvile HulkSmasher Have you played vanilla lately? It was a terrible experience. I’m sure there are some who actually not only look fondly on that time, but would still enjoy it, but every person i know who has gone on one, has been like “Now i see why it’s not like this anymore. This sucks.”

People really need to stop viewing vanilla with rose colored glasses. 

From a more practical stand point though, it would cost Blizzard more than it was worth. Maintaining separate servers, for a small population, who would then probably complain bugs aren’t being patched on the vanilla servers or different groups complaining about which patch of vanilla they stopped at.

greywolfe_joystiq
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greywolfe_joystiq

Raging Berserker 
thank you.

Dnote
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Dnote

Phubarrh They talked about it on the live stream they did last week, the way the game has been made means it is basically impossible to do.

Dnote
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Dnote

Raging Berserker That could be fun. Though it depends what is locked with the content, if the newer classes, races and AAs are still available or a combination of them things could be interesting, in both good and bad ways.

My issue with the progression servers to date has always been that they progress too fast for me, I don’t have the time these days, but a hard stop would be cool

Raging Berserker
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Raging Berserker

greywolfe_joystiq From my understanding it will require an all access subscription since the SC store on those servers are very limited.

Raging Berserker
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Raging Berserker

“Locked progression: Like the existing rules, but the devs can step in and change the unlock rates too.”
For this option they plan on locking the servers at a certain expansion.  Many players requested it to lock a progression server at Velious or Planes of Power, two of the most popular expansions for a “classic” experience.  If this option is chosen, the dev’s will hold another poll asking which expansion to stop at and it will be permanent once the server progresses to that point.

ITPalg
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ITPalg

Damonvile

I thought that once you go black, you never go back.

Phubarrh
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Phubarrh

I’d love to see progression servers in EQ2, which is seriously top-heavy now with all the (admittedly wonderful) content that’s been built into it over the years, but I suppose the mere thought of it would give the devs nightmares…