Stormhold and Deathtoll Players See Their Shadow, 30 More Days of EverQuest II Classic

Another poll result for the EverQuest II Time Locked Expansion servers.

That is Daybreak's graphic for the idea

Wooo! Nostalgia!

Last weekend I was imploring players on the Stormhold server to vote no on unlocking the Desert of Flames expansion a mere 30 days into the life of the server.  Too soon!  Too soon!

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Well, the results are in and have been posted to the forums.

Thanks to all on the TLE servers who participated!

DEATHTOLL: Voted “NO” on the expansion. The 2/3rds requirement was not met by a long shot.

STORMHOLD: Voted “NO” on the expansion. The 2/3rds requirement was not met by an even longer shot.

We will re-run the Desert of Flames Expansion vote again on Sept. 20 – 27 for one week!

Woo hoo!  Another month for me to get my act together and get a character past… oh, I don’t know… level 20 maybe?

Seriously though, I felt pretty strongly that 30 days was an awfully quick time frame in which to get the player base to level 50 and ready for more content.  I know that some people rushed through and are even now complaining on the forums about being bored.

As somebody pointed out in the forums, the vote actually runs through tomorrow.  But EverQuest Franchise Executive Producer Holly “Windstalker” Longdale decided to announce the results early as the voting was strongly against the unlock to the point of being extremely unlikely to change between now and when voting ends.

The question is now more about how long the server will be held in the “classic” EverQuest II state.  The rules say that if there are three failed unlock votes in a row, the voting moves to every 90 days.  That could lead to a long stay in the land of classic.

One thought on “Stormhold and Deathtoll Players See Their Shadow, 30 More Days of EverQuest II Classic

  1. bhagpuss

    Due to there being altogether too many exciting and/or enjoyable things going on in MMOs right now (as there have been for the last fifteen years, come to think of it) my concentration lapsed on TLE and I hadn’t logged in for about ten days. Following your plea I made the effort to log in to vote though (“No” obviously) and promptly logged out again.

    I’ve actually played more regular EQ2 in the last couple of weeks than TLE and with the upcoming pre-campansion events that’s likely to continue. I could see Stormhold getting stuck in Classic for a long time as almost all the people who already had an All Access account and played EQ2 regularly and were only on TLE out of curiosity move back to their regular servers leaving a rump of real nostalgists to make all the running.

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