I know this one is going to be controversial but I think it could work with the following stipulations. 1. Disable grouping(obviously) 2. Disable targeting other players. So no buffs from others. This would disable most current forms of PL. 3. No player trading, no bazaar. You need to farm for your equipment or buy it from NPC vendors. 4. OK I am going to have tons of plat if I can't spend it in the bazaar. Make raid gear available at max level for current era from NPC vendors for appropriate plat 5. No boxing(but with no grouping, why would you?) Then everyone will play pet classes right? Have the xp split with the pet. What does this buy you? No player trading=no RMT. No bazaar=no need to camp a mob for multiple drops of the same item. Less contested camps over time for the good items. No raiding=no associated drama New player strategies and improved play with a class. Having to level up relying only on your class abilities is going to make you learn how to play your class effectively to survive. Tradeskilling suddenly matters a lot. Finally, make it competitive. Establish leaderboards for all sorts of things. 1. Named's killed 2. Highest damage/class 3. etc. Some changes will need to be made with certain expansions. Removing the LDoN 3 person requirement springs immediately to mind. There are likely others. This would be a new way to play existing EQ content for many players making many familiar things fresh. There is also a sense of accomplishment that comes along with earning everything yourself that makes soloing attractive to some. What else would it take to make this work?