When it comes to EverQuest, it turns out you can go back again — over and over again, in fact. This fantasy MMO has earned a reputation for launching and operating progression servers, and a new one is unlocking for the populace today: Agnarr.
So why a new progression server? What sets Agnarr apart from EQ’s other time-locked shards is that Agnarr will only progress through content to a certain point and then stop then and forevermore, giving the community a “classic” server that is forever arrested at 2003. This means that by the middle of next year, the core game through Lost Dungeons of Norrath will be released and then nothing more. This is obviously aimed at players who want a more old-school experience without all of the later additions.
“There is a certain irony here, or a certain symmetry if you want to look at it from a different angle, in stopping at LDoN,” The Ancient Gaming Noob noted. “That is where SOE introduced instanced group content to the game, a full year ahead of the launch of World of Warcraft. Who copied whom here?”
You’ll want to bone up on the FAQ to answer all of your questions about this server. There’s even a dedicated Reddit for all things Agnarr, including guild recruitment posts to help get the community organized.