Daybreak's Russell Shanks has published a letter on the EverQuest Next site that announces the sad news that the game has been cancelled. Here is his letter:

To Our Daybreak Community,

I’m writing today to let you know that, after much review and consideration, Daybreak is discontinuing development of EverQuest Next.

There are many updates to the Alternate Ability descriptions to account for all the changes over the past few months. Much work still remains, especially in updating the tables and verifying the information. At leat now all the merged abilities, and new abilities, should be in place.

A lot of fixes again relating to the expansion, but of particular note is there have been changes to the taunt mechanics which will affect our pets. Full patch notes follow:

A couple of hotfixes and small patch - notes follow:

Hotfix Notes: Jan 28, 2016

- Anashti Sul, Enslaver of Souls (Group and Raid) - Identified and corrected the actual bug that resulted in Anashti Sul despawning before leaving her precious eyeball filled corpse for plundering.

Lots of fixes for the expansion. One item to note is a change to Companion of Necessity has removed the maximum level that the companion can attempt to taunt. Also noted that rabies will no longer block the out-of-combat regen. Full patch notes follow:

This patch has a few fixes but nothing specific to the magician class.

This patch makes some changes to pets on progression servers. Full patch notes follow:

This patch fixes a few things but nothing specific to the magician class. Full patch notes follow:

*** Hotfix *** Nov 23

- Grubbonion's Locked Tower - Grubbonion will once again correctly assign this task to players who prove their worth.
- Remember the Good Times - Anna Broth will once again correctly assign this task to players who prove their willingness to help.

*** Hotfix *** Nov 25

- Feather in the Wind - Kerath in Sul Vius: Demiplane of Life can once again be attacked when necessary.

This patch mainly fixes issues relating the the new expansion. There doesn't seem to be much that is specific to the magician class. Full patch notes follow:

November 20, 2015

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