Classic EverQuest’s latest time-locked progression server, Phinigel, successfully launched last night. Nicknamed “the true box progression server,” it metes out expansion content at a measured pace and restricts players to just one account per computer — no multiboxing allowed. Explains Daybreak,
Phinigel is our fourth version of a Progression Server, and we’re calling this a “True Box Server.” This is a server where each player will only be able to play on one EverQuest account from each one of their computers.
Players won’t vote to unlock content on Phinigel, and the server won’t wait until all of the raid content is defeated before the expansion unlock timer starts. Instead, every 12 weeks, expansion content will unlock on this server.
That means 12 weeks of Classic EverQuest, 12 weeks of The Ruins of Kunark, 12 weeks of The Scars of Velious, and so on. This is a server for players that want to move through the content faster than the previous progression servers have allowed.
In addition, on Phinigel, big raid targets from each expansion will be instanced.
Meanwhile, over in EverQuest II land, Frostfell begins today on both the regular production shards and the time-locked progression servers. TLP players are limited to vendors with “seasonal house items and holiday weapons,” while prodo servers get the whole Frostfell experience with the new Deepice Dreams quest series, new gear, and new tradeskill books.