The second EverQuest expansion, Scars of Velious is now live on the Fippy Darkpaw Time-locked Progression Server.
There was no official announcement as far as I could see. Neither the forums nor the EQPlayers had anything on the subject. Of course, the forums seem to be reserved for complaining about guilds fighting over the same bosses and the lack of population on these server. Meanwhile, what passes for “news” on EQPlayers seems to be primarily focused on Station Cash and what you can buy with it.
So it was pretty much by accident that I went to check the status of Fippy Darkpaw this morning and found that Velious was now open… and two bosses down already this morning.
Two bosses down today means that it probably just went live, given how things have gone in the past.
The Ruins of Kunark went live back in early June and was “completed” in about two weeks, which started the 60 day timer for the next expansion, Velious. (I thought it was a 30 day timer initially, but it is 60 days.)
At this rate the next expansion, The Shadows of Luclin, should be available some time in November of this year. And the last expansion should be live on the server somewhere in the 2014 range.