Its been a long time since I played Everquest. Well maybe it hasn't been THAT long, but it feels like it. My account has been deactivated since May of 06' so it has been about 2 years.
My friend let me on this new project these guys are working on. Its called EQC. Everquest Classic. These Everquest veterans have taken it upon themselves to create a truly classic EQ server. It will be a progression server starting at classic everquest and moving through Kunark and then Velious. It will not go any further because much of the fan base believes that is where EQ shined. Once Verant sold it to Sony is where many people believed it went downhill with the Luclin expansion.
These guys are working on the database and tuning things to make sure everything on the server is truly classic. There is no release date for beta thus far but everyone who is involved in this project is really excited about it. A lot of the folks who played originally are getting hyped up for it, me included.
If your interested in checking it out, visit EQClassic