Linda "Brasse" Carlson has announced that based on the progress of the transition of DCUO players from SOE to ProSiebenSat.1, EverQuest II would see a delay to ensure a smoother process:
Hail Denizens of Norrath in the UK and EU,
I just wanted to stop in here on the EQII Forums to give you an update the current status of the transition of our EU players to ProSiebenSat.1 Games. Having recently completed the transition for DC Uiniverse Online, we’ve learned a great many valuable lessons and identified a few areas where we’d like to improve the processes. We’re currently using that information and the feedback from player experiences and are working to improve the process further for players in future transitions.
To this end, we have made the call not to make the transition for EverQuest II players during the time frame noted in the previous CS notification email.
As soon as we have more information on a new schedule for the EQ2 transition, we’ll let you know here, immediately. Further, when we settle on a new date, all EU players can expect to receive a new CS email notification, well in advance. As a side note, and again as a result of valuable player feedback, we were able to fix the issue where some EU players did not receive the initial CS notification email.
Thank you all, and see you in game!
Also with regards to SOE Live (Fan Faire):
We will absolutely have a ProSiebenSat.1 panel at SOE Live! They are sending over quite a number of their team to participate in the event, and it will be a great opportunity for folks to get to meet them and ask questions directly.
We'll be updating the SOE Live site with a number of panels/events next week, so keep an eye out!
Brasse also addressed some of the concerns of an outspoken player Moldylocks:
There is no question that our entire community has been instrumental throughout this process in outlining and defining concerns. As with any aspect of our game development, be it content, marketing, accounts, etc., the player base is always invaluable in improving our services and processes. We rely on everyone to help examine, test and provide feedback to make things better than our internal teams could possibly do alone (there are a lot more community members than employees). We always have, and always will be grateful for this. Again, I thank each and every one of you. =)
We're still chasing down any possible old instances of wording regarding account deletion, so if you still see any online (original source, not just reposted in threads), please bring the direct link of the appearance to Dexella or Piestro's attention. No accounts will be deleted for SOE games. Further, all character and item information is stored on SOE servers, and always will be.