A lot of voting will be going on over the next couple of weeks in EverQuest II. First up is the upcoming server consolidation voting suggestions. Based on which server your characters live on, you should go participate in adding your favorite server names to the appropriate forum post. If you like to see this info in picture format, check out Feldon's infograph after the jump.
We kicked off the early planning phase for the server consolidation of some servers so we can get the populations healthier and feeling more lively. We have identified the servers we will consolidate into new ones. Through the links below, we invite the players from those servers to start suggesting area or NPC names for their new server based on a theme which we will put to a vote for those servers.
- Butcherblock, Crushbone, Oasis -> Desert of Flames Theme
- Everfrost, Guk, Unrest -> Kingdom of Sky Theme
- Freeport, Nagafen, Permafrost -> Rise of Kunark Theme
In light of the consolidation above, it was also announced that the Nagafen server will be merged with PvE servers; the only PvP server that will remain is Deathtoll, the Time-Locked Expansion server.
The Time-Locked Expansion servers have been undergoing some polls, and an overwhelming majority of players voted "yes" for the two Adventure Packs, Splitpaw and Bloodline Chronicles, to be released prior to Desert of Flames. As a result, the Adventure Packs will release around 9am PT on Thursday, August 20th. Voting for the DoF expansion unlock will begin on Friday, August 21st at Noon PT and run through Friday, August 28th at Noon PT. A vote of "yes" will unlock the expansion on that TLE server on Thursday, September 3rd; a vote of "no" will cause the expansion to not release, and voting will not be available again until Monday, September 21st. Get more info here.
Also announced is the full return of Emily "Domino/Pentapod" Taylor to the EverQuest II team! She has been helping out some with crafting, but now she is back to work on both crafting and housing.