So here is a question about the EQ2 live and x, the live and x players are on separate servers right. I really don't like the idea of being nickle and dimed to death by SOE and form what I can tell if we play on live we will have a better experience. When I asked about game population just to make sure the live servers still have healthy life to them or are most people playing on the x servers? As far as any other MMO i'd rather not. Nothing in my eyes can compare to EQ2's Race/Class options, gear, graphics, and quest. I really hate the cheesy toony/anime graphics a lot of other MMO's go for.
EQ2X is on the Freeport server; it has its own launcher and is segregated from Live except for some cross-server channels. Live is all the other servers. On Extended you don't really get nickel and dimed to death, but you'll probably end up buying a Membership anyway and get the percs of a Live-type subscription.
Populations on Live are fine; when you create a character you'll get to choose a server, and they'll show you what the population is like right that minute (hint: roll a toon during your normal playtime for the best population metrics for you). Freeport (Extended) also has a great population, but never expended beyond one server.
A thought: You can start on Extended for free, give it try. You can also copy a toon from Live to Extended, although there are restrictions on what you can bring with you.