Came back to EverQuest after 7 years, 2 weeks ago, and started up some new characters on Ragefire with some buddies of mine. I had made 6 accounts with 6 characters because it was free to play (making buff bots and stuff since there is a low pop and it has been very difficult to find buffs during the time we have been playing). Now each character, ranging level 30-50 now is behind a pay wall to even see again. I have seen other players comments toward it being announced and we should have known coming back to EQ. This idea is completely flawed. If a server was intended to go behind a pay wall it should have been listed on the server select or a warning to even create a character on said server. Explaining what the devs plan was. No returning player is going to scour the forums servers to find a future pay wall. And if you think this this is something a returning player should have done, don't even post on my thread. I have 6 different friends who downloaded the game and made a character, who ALL were unaware of this upcoming pay wall. The only thing to fix this in my opinion is to enable free to play on these servers. Depend on the free to play model and players will enjoy their experience and you will get your money.