Some of you spew so much verbal vomit that it's clear you either have very limited or no exposure to EverQuest's later expansions. Open world targets become a thing of the past and some expansions are even unlocking as staggered tiers. This means that for a few weeks of the already limited expansion window the BiS equipment is not attainable. As it stands only a limited amount of players will get close to BiS. Then take into account that mob damage ramps up drastically so tanks need good gear and an increase in raid-wide AE damage means that even classes who used to get by with only upgrading their focus are now needing better gear so they're not a worthless body 1 minute into the fight. As far as I know all guilds start to raid on lockout because they need to in order to break into the next expansion. Extending DZ lockouts by even 1 more day might not seem like much to a person who keeps re-rolling every TLP, but it negatively affects the game overall.