From the first announcement of our 20th Anniversary plans, we said that this year was about the EverQuest community, a celebration we'd all be excited to be a part of. When we announced the upcoming Progression Servers, it made quite a splash, and players let us know that we hadn't quite hit the mark.
We heard your feedback, reviewed all of the different concerns and suggestions, and spent the past week revisiting in detail the experiences that we wanted to craft on these new servers. With that in mind, we have made some changes to the rulesets for the upcoming Selo and Mangler Progression Servers.
Selo Fast Progression Server
Selo is going to be a Fast Progression Server. This server is for anyone who wants to experience all of EverQuest's 20 years of content and fly through the expansions. Whether you want to relive the whole history in a short time, experience what you missed the first time around, or race your fellow adventurers through the eras, this is the server for you.
On this server, experience will be gained at nearly double the rate of Ragefire or Lockjaw. Instances can be reused more often, rares will be more likely to spawn, and faction can be earned more quickly. The server will open with EverQuest Classic, Ruins of Kunark, Scars of Velious, and Shadows of Luclin unlocked. This means the server opens with Iksar, Vah Shir, Beastlords, and of course four massive eras of content and raids to pursue.
New expansions will release on the first Wednesday of each month, starting with The Planes of Power on May 1, 2019. Selo is a Truebox server and, once the server catches up to the present era, will become a standard Live server.
For more detailed information on Selo, you can read the updated server FAQ here.
Mangler Standard Progression Server
Mangler is going to be a Standard Progression Server. This server is for anyone who wants to start off with that 1999 experience and progress through the years and expansions at a leisurely pace. Like without bard speed.
On this server, experience will match the standard rates on Ragefire and Lockjaw. Instances, rares, and faction will all be standard. The previously mentioned (new) experience and death penalties will not exist, but Focus Effects will remain unavailable until the Shadows of Luclin unlocks. Mangler will open with only classic EverQuest unlocked.
New expansions will unlock every 12 weeks. After Gates of Discord unlocks, expansions that do not include a level cap increase will remain current for only 8 weeks before the next unlock. Expansions that do have a level cap increase will be current for 12 weeks. Mangler is a Truebox server and, once the server catches up to the present era, will become a standard Live server.
For additional information on Mangler, you can read the updated server FAQ here.
Whatever piece of EverQuest you are looking forward to reliving, we hope these revised ruleset options will provide a new old place for you to call home. We look forward to seeing you in Norrath when the servers launch on March 16, 2019!