The great merger of the two halves of EverQuest II, the Live side and the Extended side, appears to be off for the moment.
The new patcher seemed to load up and download fine.
The game launched with the great big Freeport Reborn splash screen.
And then, well… everything was locked.
And while it is too early to panic, you can color me concerned that the original versions of characters I copied over to Freeport appear to be missing from the list… and that despite all promises, and the fact that I deleted a few characters just to be sure, I am showing up with not enough character slots.
Oh, and the launcher keeps running even after the game comes us. Is it supposed to be like that?
Anyway, there was an update on Facebook… because the EQII site appears to be down with the game…
We have just evaluated the status of the current update and have come to the conclusion that we can either unlock servers and risk broken content, or ensure that we provide the best experience possible and delay the update to tomorrow morning.
We have to do it RIGHT. For all of you and for all of us.
So please, bear with us, relax overnight, and let us sortie into the new day together. Community will be in office at 7:00am PST and will immediately review status and give you all an update. We are aiming for morning and working as hard as we possibly can.
Yer faithful Dwarf,
So better luck tomorrow night I hope. Have to remember to check the server status page first next time.
Addendum: The CTO at SOE, Rich Lawrence, has some details about what went awry.