We saw a Producer’s Letter for EverQuest already this week, which was focused on the 20 year anniversary celebration.
Following that up is a Producer’s Letter for EverQuest II which indicates that both sides of the House of Norrath will be doing some celebrating in March.
The celebration will start with a new server, which will be up as a beta next week. Called Nagafen, it will seek to bring back the PvP style that was once part of the game. We’ll see if PvP nostalgia fares better than it did originally, as PvP servers and PvP outside of battlegrounds was shut down due to lack of interest in the past. Of course, this quote seems to be hedging a bit on the whole plan:
If it gets a good following in Beta, we’ll look to launching it live!
Maybe if they add a battle royale mode…
There will also be celebration and events on the Plane of Mischief in EQII as well as a new progression server, both to coincide with the 20 year anniversary in March. As with the two planned EQ progression servers, the details for the EQII progression server are not out yet.
EQII is also having its own anniversary event this year, as it is turning 15 come November. Included with that will be another expansion to the game that will “take you to a whole new unexplored location of lore and legend” according to the Producer’s Letter.
There isn’t much in the way of details, so we’ll have to wait for that to show up.
Bhagpuss has his own post up about the Producer’s Letter at last.