The folks behind Project 1999, the officially sanctioned classic EverQuest emulator, have had about a week now to look at how the population of the Green server is growing, and after some extensive data and feedback collection, they’ve elected to open a second server.
Readers will recall that when the Green server’s launch date was first announced, the team were only going to start with a single server unless the population reached a certain threshold. Not only has that threshold appeared to have been met, but various other factors were taken into consideration, including the input of those who were on the outside wanting to join in once overcrowding had died down as well as the abject lack of endgame zones. After all that pondering, the Project 1999 team found that opening a second Teal server was “necessary.”
For the next two weeks, players who wish to transfer their character from Green to Teal can do so using the /move command one time only. Otherwise, names for characters on Green cannot be used for new characters on Teal since they share name databases, and any achievements made on either server will be announced on both.
The team has stated that it will be keeping a close eye on the populations of both servers in order to ensure that the population is appropriate for the amount of content available. Once populations meet certain criteria, Teal will be merged back in with Green.