Do you want a little something different in your EverQuest or EverQuest II’s experience? You’re in luck: New specialty servers are coming to a Norrath near you this summer! Yes, EQII did just consolidate a bunch of servers last fall (it even dissolved the PvP progression server), but these new ones come with a twist. Holly Longdale announced via her producer’s letters that each game would launch a limited-time event server, and EQII will also add a permanent “free trade” live server.
On EQ’s Quarm, players will race to defeat Mata Muram on an Omens of War-era server that starts players at level 51 with 50 AA and gear. Items can also be freely traded here, as on Firiona Vie, and the server will be True Box. EQII’s Event Server: Race to Trakanon will be — you guessed it — a race to kill Trakanon. Both servers will have special rewards and items to earn that players can claim on any server. Additionally, both servers require All-access membership. Once Trakenon is defeated, the server will close and a new event one will begin.
EQII ‘s upcoming Isle of Refuge server, however, will be available to everyone. It will boast a rule set that allows for the free trading of heirloom items (with a few exceptions) and be at the same stage as all live servers, but account bonuses and claims will be limited. Transfers to and from this server will not be allowed.
Speaking of live servers, Longdale also announced that the ability to buy new guild halls from the Marketplace is coming to EQII; this feature will kick off with the release of the Skyshrine Capital Guild Hall and the Highhold Guild Hall.