The EQ2 team has put together a FAQ from recent questions and concerns they've spotted from players. Some topics of interest are below, but make sure to read the entire FAQ over on the official forums.
Q: How is this server consolidation different than server merges of the past?
A: We’re not merging one server’s data into another. A consolidation means all characters from the designated origin servers are moved onto a new server.
Q: How will we be able to retain names if others have the same name?
A: In the event of duplicate character names during the consolidation, priority will be given to the character who has logged in to the game within the past sixty (60) days. If multiple characters have logged in within the past sixty (60) days, then the character which was created first will retain their name. Other same-named characters will have an "X" (or several) added to their names automatically until their name is unique. Each player that is auto-renamed this way will get a rename potion to change their name.
Q: If my character’s name is taken or modified, will I be given a rename potion?
A: Yes, every character that is automatically renamed will be granted a rename potion to use at your convenience.
Q: Will we get free character transfers?
A: Once the consolidations are complete for all of the worlds, we will open up a one-time free character transfer period for one week for those characters who were moved. This free transfer option will expire after one week.
Q: When is this server consolidation going to happen?
A: We don't have a definite date for the consolidations yet. We're currently looking at the end of September, but that may change.
Q: I have numerous dungeons that are used for storage for my decorating items. Will we need -- and be provided enough time -- to move items from dungeons to a house prior to consolidation?
A: No need, they'll all get moved to the new server.
Q: Will paid house rent transfer?
Q: Will depots transfer?
A: Yes, personal as well as guild depots will transfer.
Q: Do we need to empty house vaults ?
Q: Should I be emptying my guild hall office so I don't lose the furniture I crafted and placed there?
A: No, all guilds and guild halls will be moved onto the same server. All housing will be moved as well.
Q: How will you handle guild names?
A: Guild names will be handled similarly to character names. If two or more guilds have the same name, we will append "X" to conflicting guilds and both guilds will be offered a free guild name change. If there is no leader in your guild, you'll need to /petition to initiate a vote for a new leader.