Time-Locked Expansion Server FAQ

Discussion in 'News and Announcements' started by Roshen, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. Roshen Well-Known Member

    The plan for TLE servers is to shoot for maximum nostalgia. Stormhold (PvE) and Deathtoll (PvP) opened to players on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.


    There will be many features that will not be available to players during the TLE launch, and some features will never be available, especially for PvP.

    PvP Server
    • PvP server: no battlegrounds EVER!
    • PvP server: no prestige housing!
    • PvP server: no flying, leaping or gliding EVER!
    • PvP server: No more pvp stats on gear. Procs return to items that have them.
    • PvP server: Travel bells are restricted.
    All TLE Servers
    • Only All Access Members will be able to create characters and log into the TLE-Servers.
    • There will only be ground mounts and they will have reduced ground speed. The highest mount speed on these servers is set at 29%.
    • A new queue system for logging into the servers
    • Content will be locked to classic EverQuest 2. Starting areas are Outpost of the Overlord and Queen’s Colony.
    • No Veteran Rewards or Veteran experience bonus.
    • No Recruit a Friend
    • No /claims. Anything you could claim on your normal accounts will not be available on the new TLE-Servers
    • Loyalty System and daily quests are locked to Chains of Eternity expansion.
    • Legendary, Fabled and Mythical crits will be locked to Altar of Malice Expansion.
    • No dungeon finder
    • Level agnostic dungeons will be locked to an undetermined expansion feature.
    • All races are playable at launch. Players still need to purchase races they don’t own if they’d like to play Aerakyn and Freeblood.
    • Beastlords are locked to Age of Discovery and Channeler’s are locked to Tears of Veeshan expansions.
    • Re-forging, Mercenaries, and Tradeskill apprentices will be locked to Age of Discovery.
    • Mercenaries may or may not return to PvP, this will most likely become a poll in the future.
    • Guidhalls and their amenities will be locked to a undetermined expansion. We are still considering this.
    • No prestige home portal or home UI will be available.
    • Marketplace will be highly restricted and polls will be done to determine what will be available.Experience potions will NOT be available at launch, but we will be adding them in later.
    • Experience penalty will be returned to launch levels of experience gain
    • Dropped coin has been returned to launch levels of coin gain.
    • Adventure packs are linked to the expansion after they were launched.
    What are the AA and level caps, levels and restrictions for the PvE and PvP Servers?
    • Exp01: Desert of Flames, Adventure, Tradeskill and Guild Level raised to 60, Guild Level Cap Increased to 60
    • Exp02: Kingdom of Sky, Adventure, Tradeskill and Guild Level raised to 70, Alternate Advancement Subclass Window unlocked with a 50 AA cap, Guild Level Cap Increased to 70
    • Exp03: Echoes of Faydwer, AA Class Tree Unlocked, AA Cap is Raised to 100, Tinkering, Transmuting, and Adorning Unlocked
    • Exp04: Rise of Kunark, Adventure, Tradeskill and Guild Level raised to 80, AA Cap is Raised to 140, Guild Level Cap Increased to 80, Guild Halls
    • Exp05: The Shadow Odyssey, AA Shadows Tree Unlocked, AA Cap is Raised to 200
    • Exp06: Sentinel's Fate, Adventure, Tradeskill and Guild Level raised to 90, AA Cap is Raised to 250, Guild Level Cap Increased to 90
    • Exp07: Destiny of Velious, Adventure, Tradeskill and Guild Level raised to 92, AA Heroic Tree Unlocked, AA Cap is Raised to 300, Flying, Leaping and Gliding Mounts
    • Exp08: Age of Discovery, AA Cap is Raised to 320, Mercenaries, Apprentices, Reforging
    • Exp09: Chains of Eternity, Adventure, Tradeskill and Guild Level raised to 95, Prestige Window Unlocked, Guild Level Cap Increased to 95
    • Exp10: Tears of Veeshan, AA Dragon Tree Unlocked, AA Cap is Raised to 350
    • Exp11: Altar of Malice, Adventure, Tradeskill and Guild Level raised to 100, Prestige Class Tree is Unlocked, Guild Level Cap Increased to 100, Legendary, Fabled and Mythical crits
    Voting and In-Game Polls

    There are going to be decisions to be made, and we’ll collect your feedback through in-game polls. We will add poll questions as decisions come up that we deem important for the player base to determine.

    Players will have the option to vote to unlock content every 30-days. The voting period will last a week, and it will take a majority vote of 2/3 (or more) of the server votes to unlock the next expansion. If the server votes not to unlock the next expansion, the vote will start again after 30-days.

    If the server chooses not to unlock content three times in a row, the votes for the next expansion will change to 90-days in-between votes. This will reset back to 30-days in-between votes after an expansion is successfully unlocked on your server.

    YOU Control the Destiny of These Servers

    Through player polls, expansion unlock votes, and your feedback with us on the forums YOU control the destiny of Time-Locked Expansion servers.

    We’re excited about these servers, and we can tell that you are too! We’ll see you in-game on Stormhold and Deathtoll.
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  2. Kuulei Well-Known Member

    Thank you for an in-depth look into the TLE future!
  3. Schmetterling Well-Known Member

    thank you for all this info this helps a lot , especially because there are still ghosts of the future expansions floating around the locked servers.
    But I must say I am enjoying myself nether the less.
    I am overjoyed to be able to play like when the game first came out even if its not exactly like it , heck close enough.
    I also never saw a game so alive I love it .
  4. Adevil Well-Known Member

    My additions to frequently asked are as follows. Hope others will post more, because this barely scratches the surface.

    Is there a broker on the Isle? - No

    Can I return to the Isle once I leave? - Yes

    How? - Use the world bell in your home city.

    Are there crafting quests on the Isle? - No

    I'm evil, how do I get to Frostfang Sea for the crafting quest? - You must get to the Nektulos Dock world bell, then go to Thundering Steppes. Run through Thundering Steppes to Antonica where you can take the griffon over to the docks. The world bell on the docks there will let you zone to Frostfang Sea.

    How do I get the Lucky Wolf Paw? - Start with this quest http://eq2.wikia.com/wiki/Tutorial:_Learning_to_Harvest
  5. Lera Well-Known Member

    It's not maximum nostalgia without subcombines and lower-quality crafted items. Bring back the WORTs!
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  6. Kezeth New Member

    So far I have enjoyed the new servers. Wish I had known about the slow mount speed before buying one.
  7. dajjal1983 New Member

    how about no marketplace at all? bad enough you have bags and mounts on there, double dipping is not good
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  8. Sapphirius Well-Known Member

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  9. Lodrelhai Well-Known Member

    The return of Queen's Colony/Isle of the Overlord is more incentive for me to try these new servers than anything else said about them.

    Any chance you'll return them as options to the Live serves as well?

    Adevil, I thought both Darklight Woods and Freeport had their own versions of the Learning to Harvest/crafting starter quests? For that matter, I know Qeynos does on live - in Oakmyst for harvesting, in the NQ crafting building for the crafting starter. Can't seem to log on right now, so can't check the others for myself.
  10. Sapphirius Well-Known Member

    Are Frostfang Sea and Darklight Woods even available? We got those with later expansions. They weren't part of the original EQ2.
  11. Schmetterling Well-Known Member

    the " evil " side gets Darklight , Freeport and Comonland
    the "good" side has Frostfangsea , Qeynos and Antonica
    but with a little running around you can get also to neck forest , thundering steps , echanted land and
    Feerrott have not seen Butcherblock .... yet go figure
  12. Adevil Well-Known Member

    The quest I linked lists the locations of all 6 of the quest givers. Of course the Kelethin and Gorowyn ones won't be around for a while, but the other 4 are ingame.

    Edit: It's the T2 crafting quests that only exist in New Halas. They give T2 rares and unlock the vendor for the T2 advanced books.
  13. Schmetterling Well-Known Member

    o and everfrost and lavastorm
  14. Nafka New Member

    This si very intresting I use to play at launch and played off and on for a while, maybe its time to come back and play with this....
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  15. Lodrelhai Well-Known Member

    Oh right! Was thinking the T1 quests, my bad. I haven't run a new evil through that quest in a long time...
  16. Runge New Member


    I have an AllAccess Account but can only Play on Valor... What must i do to Play on the Time Locked Servers?
  17. Rhodris Well-Known Member

    Change your region to US English, not EU English. Then when you create a new character, it will ask you to choose either normal server or time-locked.

    (To change your region, login in to the launch pad as usual. Before pressing the green "Play" button, look to the top left hand corner and you will see "Version" - click on the words to change to US English version (region) and then you will go through a short patch, and then you are in the US region).
  18. Runge New Member

    Thank You Rhodris :)
  19. Breta Well-Known Member

    I know it's still early but you should tie the lvl 92 and Skyshrine content to Age of Discovery expansion rather then DoV. Original DoV content was lvl 90 with the increased aa cap to 300. Jumping straight into lvl 92 would invalidate lots of original DoV heroic and raid content as SS will yield way better rewards. Even tho i hated vanilla DoV especially due to screwed itemization, Drunder was kinda fun.
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  20. Sauerkraut New Member

    On all TLE: Please please please no mercs, no dungeon finder, no xp pots, no vitality, NO EZ MODE!!!
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