Following the release of an update on the 2022 roadmap for EverQuest II, Darkpaw’s Jenn Chan released a similar update to the original today, EverQuest.
The original EverQuest has been around for a long time, notably celebrating their 23rd anniversary, and this roadmap is progressing well. A monthly update was released in January and the Community Resource Council application was relaunched to encourage community members to share their contributions to making a better game. Today’s letter reassured applicants that the team is still selecting representatives after “overwhelming interest”. February brought another monthly update and the promised return of Erollisi Day, where players could exchange some love (or grievance) letters between residents.
February also saw the release of the 64-bit servers and clients, both of which made it to the live servers as part of a modernization to improve performance as well. That brings EverQuest in the company of a number of games that have dropped support for older machines and moved towards improving performance for the majority of the player base.
This month brings Anniversary Part 2 with two Mew missions debuting on April 20th. If you’re feeling nostalgic, there is a replay of events from the 5th to the 13th anniversary beginning on April 12, 2022 and running through the end of May 10th. April also brings new Classic achievements that will be added for many of the original quests in starting cities. Mercenary rank simplification is slated for May, where the team will reduce Mercenaries to just the two most commonly used ranks and remove quest requirements to get them. June brings a server merge where Phinigel and Miragul merge into Vox.
Probably the biggest part of this new letter are the details on the new time-locked progression servers. The first will be Vaniki, and it will be level-locked. Yelinak will be similar to the rules for manglers. Both open on May 25th.
For Vaniki, it initially opens up to level 40 and then has a tiered unlock schedule. To reach 120+ takes about 94 weeks, or almost 22 months. Yelinak will take 44 weeks to unlock from the start with the original EverQuestthrough to Gates of Discord, with everything else unlocked in 12-week increments.
Read the full letter EverQuest.
https://www.mmorpg.com/news/everquest-getting-two-new-tlp-servers-anniversary-part-2-and-more-in-2022-2000124753 EverQuest is getting two new TLP servers in 2022, Anniversary Part 2 and more