I haven’t mentioned much about the Ragefire and Lockjaw EverQuest time-locked progression servers recently, mostly because I haven’t been playing on them. But they have also skipped mention because key events, like polls and expansion unlocks, have been spread out. Not much has happened since the early Ruins of Kunark unlock poll for Ragefire that got pushed by the demands of some players.
Well, the complaints were not done. While the Ragefire server got Kunark early, Lockjaw was going to be the place that waited the original duration… until people started asking for a sooner unlock. So Daybreak put up a poll last week that closed out today asking the following of Lockjaw player:
Do you want to open Kunark early on Lockjaw? Future expansion schedules will not be affected.
- No preference
- Wait to vote for Kunark on the normal schedule (Voting starts December 1st).
- Unlock Kunark early (November 2nd), with no vote
The polls closed at midnight PDT last night and the results are out today. The Ruins of Kunark expansion will open up on Lockjaw on Monday.
Meanwhile, there was a more general poll on the Ragefire server asking if people wanted to speed things up… even more so. The poll specifically asked:
Do you want the Ragefire server to unlock expansions on a faster schedule permanently?
- No preference
- Keep expansion unlocks the way they are.
- Cut expansion unlock time in half. They will take 3 months to unlock until Gates of Discord, and 6 weeks after that.
The results for that poll asked for unlocks to stay the way they are. So they got Ruins of Kunark early, but will stay on track for everything else. The requisite raid content has been cleared and the vote for the next expansion, Scars of Velious, is set for March 11, 2016.
Maybe this just proves my long standing theory about Ruins of Kunark being the best MMO expansion ever. People wanted that early. But the rest of the plan is on track as originally laid out.
Unless somebody gets impatient again. But Daybreak would never go along with that…