EverQuest is booting up another progression server

    
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Remember when EverQuest launched a progression server and everyone rushed to it? Maybe not everyone, but the Ragefire server did launch to completely unexpected levels of player enthusiasm. There are obviously lots of players who at least want a taste of that old-school progression feeling, and that means that the developers need to move quickly to capitalize on it, hence why another server named Lockjaw is set to be added to the mix with the same ruleset.

The team’s hope is to have Lockjaw available and running by the weekend if at all possible while also rolling out more areas for players to use the /pickzone command to swap between incarnations of a zone. Ragefire was built to handle a much greater number of players, but even that apparently wasn’t enough. If you can’t handle the current crowding, you can take heart that more space is on the way.

Source: Ragefire Exceeded Expectations – What Now?. Thanks to Jay_Bird and squidgod for the tip!
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Rzar
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keysmachine It isn’t about the content for me.  It is about population and people around to play with.  EQ was always about commuity for me.  Because everyone is starting over there are people around and people to play with.  Also mercs are not in the game so you actually have to group!  I have been having a blast grouping and leveling, socializing etc.  That was always the magic of EQ.  Modern MMOs have gotten bigger and have isolated the players.

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BryanCole kofteburger Classic EQ.  There are not many quests, and diffenitly not in the way you are used to in modern MMOs.  AKA, go kill x number of mobs.  There are Turn in quests.  You can turn in bone chips from skellis to Pally guildmaster in Kaladim or Orc Belts to Warrior Guildmaster in Kaladim as well.  But in classic EQ, you kill monsters, that is pretty much it.  Grouping is also the focus.  
If you can handle the learning curve it is well worth it.

Rzar
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kofteburger Don’t lose heart.  That is exactly the EQ1 experience back in the day.  You had to look up guides online and go to forums to figure things out.  Also if you have questions you can ask in the class channel in game.  It should be /1.  It may be /2.  The learning curve is steep at first, but that is one of the things that makes the game great.  Also, unlike wow, if you ask a question in chat people will help you and not make “your mom” jokes.  

Just be glad maps are in the game.  I used to print maps from websites and had a file folder alphabetized by zone.

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I am SO enjoying this. ;)

While this isn’t ‘classic’ EQ, it’s close.  It’s old-school questing without corpse runs and having to level “Sense Heading” just to find my way to the next zone.  And I can look forward to enough time to leisurely level to 50 before the next expansion releases. ;)

Kodimus
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There are quests but they aren’t very rewarding for the time most of them take to complete and none of them are really useful to level beyond like 10-15.

BrendanWallach
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mysecretid Don’t forget that project1999 also has offical backing  from daybreak now.

Reht
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Pralix Yeah, the brackets indicate a response that triggers something, be it more dialogue or a quest or something.  One of the best early quests i have seen in the starting cities is the mail delivery quest.  For example in felwithe, there is a NPC that gives you a letter and asks you to give it to a NPC in the kelethin bard guild, it’s worth decent exp at levels 1-4, but the reward is also 3gp, do it a couple of times and you have enough money for all your early spells.

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Gamhuin
Reroll on Lockjaw tomorrow. You’ll be happier.

groo the wanderer
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groo the wanderer

The people at Blizzard would be arrogant and stupid beyond belief not to be taking notice of this especially given the amount of player they have lost in recent months .

Pralix
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Reht kofteburger It’s been a while for me as a newbie in EQ (at least until I can get into Ragefire or Lockjaw, later) but if you wander around in your home city and (correct me if I’m wrong here) if you see NPC dialogue with words in [brackets] go hail them and you might get a quest out of them.