Progression Servers (Official)

Because of the popularity of "old school" Everquest, there have been various progression servers which try to emulate the early Everquest and add expansions over time. There are been multiple sets of rules for how these expansions are added.

Phinigel

The latest server is Phinigel which is called "A True Box Progression Server." According to the December 2015 announcement:

"This is a server where each player will only be able to play on one EverQuest account from their computer. We want to encourage players to play with their friends on this server, and not just form groups of only their alts."

On Phinigel expansions unlock every 12 weeks, and like the other progression servers, you must have All Access Membership to access it. Additional information may be found in the True Box Progression Server FAQ.

Ragefire and Lockjaw

There are also two other progression servers called Ragefire and Lockjaw. They were released in May 2015. They start with the original, "classic" Everquest, with none of the expansions enabled, and expansions are added over time.

Zones

  • all original zones, plus:
    • Paineel
    • The Hole
    • The Temple of Solusek Ro
  • "new" Kithicor Woods (high level undead at night)

Classes

  • all original classes
  • no Beastlord until Luclin
  • no Beserker until Gates of Discord

Races

  • all original races
  • no Iksar until Ruins of Kunark
  • no Vah Shir until Luclin
  • no Froglok until (?)
  • no Drakkin until The Serpents Spine

Tradeskills

  • "old" jewelcrafting
  • "old" poison making
  • "new" spell research (much of the old research components no longer available)
  • "old" cultural armor

Spells

  • most of the available spells should be available from merchants near class trainers in starting cities
  • a few of the spells common to more than one class can be found on a general spell merchant (e.g. gate, shielding spells, etc)
  • some spells (e.g. magician summoned item spells) will be sold at one of the great libraries in Erudin, Ak'Anon or Nerriak
  • some spells are only available through research or quests
  • Minor/Lesser Summoning pet spells sold by Elesseryl Terussar in Ocean of Tears

Additional Details

  • in-game maps and zone guide work, atlas does not until (?)
  • no Veteran Rewards until Planes of Power
  • no Alternate Abilities (except Origin) at start
  • no Tutorial until Gates of Discord
  • experience gain down to about twice what it was at launch
  • the amount of experience you need to earn to gain a level will be the same as it is currently on regular servers
  • races and classes have same experience bonuses as regular servers
  • pet damage will be similar to regular servers
  • pets do not disappear when you zone
  • no revamped "newbie" armor quests until Planes of Power
  • spell levels same as regular servers
  • no bandolier or potion belt until (?)

Voting

Before the server will progress to the next expansion, there will be a vote:

  • When raid targets are defeated, they will be broadcast across the server. When all of the raid targets in an expansion are defeated, a countdown begins.
    • For EverQuest, Kunark, Velious, Luclin, and Planes of Power, this countdown will be six months.
    • For Gates of Discord and all following expansions, this countdown will be three months.
  • Polls are scheduled to start every two weeks, on every other Monday. May 4th was the most recent, May 18th will be the next, and so on.
  • If the countdown timer ends with at least a full 168-hour week left before the current poll ends, the current poll will be activated. If there is less than a full week left in the current poll, the next one will be activated.
  • When a poll is active, you will go to a Priest of Discord and say 'vote.' If you're within 21 levels of the current level cap, you are allowed to vote.
  • When the poll ends, if more people voted 'yes' to the next expansion than 'no,' the next expansion will open and the cycle begins again.

 

Some additional information can be found at Details On New Progression Server.