One of my worries about trying to report on expansions unlocking on the Fippy Darkpaw time locked progression server while not subscribed and actively playing is that at some point an unlock will go off without a hitch, thus keeping the forums from lighting up with complaints.
Those complaints are the trip-wire that alerts me to unlocks, because I certainly cannot count on the Fippy Darkpaw timeline they have on the EverQuest site. That has been broken since March, when the game went free to play.
So it is a good thing that SOE seems to have my back on this!
And so this morning there is a post in the forums reporting that features from the Dragons of Norrath expansion (of which Giant Bomb has a great summary) such as Guild Halls and faction NPCs and bandoliers and such are now available on the Fippy Darkpaw server. (But not on Vulak.)
However, none of the actual content, the zones that make up the bulk of the expansion, appear to be available. [Update: The zones appear to be in and live, but are blocked off.]
Oh, and the vote for the Dragons of Norrath has not come up yet.
There was a rogue poll that showed up just after Omens of War was unlocked, so maybe that masked the need for an unlock vote? Or maybe the unlock vote was supposed to go up today? Or maybe whatever changes SOE is putting in for the Rain of Fear expansion that is supposed to go live this month broke something?
Or maybe it is just another day on the Fippy Darkpaw server.