With 2022 there will be a change. Jenn Chan, head of studio at Darkpaw Games, posted the development roadmap for original EverQuest. Chan admits that this might be the first time they’ve gone and laid out big plans like this for EverQuest, but now we know how well the game’s roadmap is. it reaches its 23rd year.
This year, there are overall goals that will be implemented in phases throughout the year including performance improvements for raid areas, balance changes and class tweaks, and improvements to the anti-cheat system.
For the first half of this year, major plans include the reopening of the community resource board’s app this month. This will be an opportunity for fans to contribute to the future of EverQuest. Next month we will see 64-bit server and client released to the live server after being tested in beta.
March kicks off the 23rd anniversary with new quests, quests, and a raid, with additional content for that month’s events. April features new classic achievements, bringing achievements to many of the original quests in the starting cities. And the plan for May includes new progression servers with rule sets to be announced later. There will be a simplification of the mercenary rank to the two mainly used ranks, and the quests required to unlock them will also be removed. In June, server merge is expected with Phinigel and Miragul merging into Vox.
In the second half of the year, expect an update on the hero characters, the Burning Sky event, and the Giving Ceremony all with new content. Years passed with beta in October and release in December EverQuest’29th expansion.
https://www.mmorpg.com/news/everquest-gets-a-2022-roadmap-with-23rd-anniversary-plans-new-progression-servers-and-the-29th-expansion-2000124143 EverQuest gets a 2022 roadmap with 23rd anniversary plans, new progressive servers, and 29th expansion