The results are in! During the big expansion reveal livestream yesterday, EverQuest II’s Executive Producer Holly Longdale announced the outcome of the most recent vote on the Time-Locked Expansion servers. While players on both the PvP server Deathtoll and the PvE sever Stormhold previously said no to unlocking game’s first expansion, they appear ready for it now; both populations voted yes to open up Desert of Flames. The expansion will become available for play next Thursday, October 8th. Anyone hoping to participate in the various holiday events on the TLE servers, however, are out of luck; devs explained that the events will break all the things pretty significantly (remember, the holidays have grown and changed significantly over the years), and will take a huge amount of resources to address. So for the foreseeable future, holiday events will not be turned on.
In other news, the first server merge is expected to come next week, combining Crushbone, Butcherblock, and Oasis into the new Maj’ Dul server. Then there will be a break as Daybreak moves offices. After all three server merges are completed and everything is stable, Longdale said free character transfers will become available (and will include moves to Antonia Bayle ).