Today, a new EverQuest II server is opening called Isle of Refuge. Similar in almost every way to existing live servers such as Antonia Bayle, Maj’Dul, Halls of Fate, Skyfire, and Splitpaw, this new server does have one unique difference. All non-Marketplace items which are flagged HEIRLOOM can be freely traded between players as well as bought and sold on the broker. This harkens back to the days of Kingdom of Sky when almost all loot was tradeable.
In response to some questions about whether the new Isle of Refuge server shares anything in common with Stormhold, the Time-Locked Expansion server, we got some answers from RadarX:
Will there be an EU Free Trade server?
There will not be an EU Free Trade server at this time.
Can I buy a Krono / Heroic Character / House / Mount on the Marketplace?
The Isle of Refuge does not have a limited marketplace. Anything that you can purchase on a normal server can also be purchased on Isle of Refuge with the sole exception of a character transfer token as these could not be used.
Is Isle of Refuge a Progression server?
No, The Isle of Refuge has access to all expansion content.
Can I use my loyalty tokens on Isle of Refuge?
Can I use a Mercenary on Isle of Refuge?
Will there be different XP gain, Live Events, coin/treasure drops on Isle of Refuge?
No, the only gameplay change to the Isle of Refuge is the removal of most Heirloom tags on items.
What /claims have been restricted on Free Trade servers?
- Goblin Games Ticket
- Warcry Trial: Red Journeyman’s Cloak & Potion Pack
- Universal Trial: Green Journeyman’s Cloak & Potion Pack
- Curse Trial: Blue Journeyman’s Cloak & Potion Pack
- EQII Fortune League Weekly Participant’s Scroll
- EQII Fortune League Experience Potion
- Welcome Home Potion Pack
- Welcome Back XP Potion Bundle
Also note that the Isle of Refuge server requires All Access either via subscription or Krono.
If it weren’t for the rampant plat inflation on existing live servers, this ruleset could (and should) just be rolled out to all live servers rather than starting a new community. And if it’s going to be a separate server, I would allow transfers to Isle of Refuge but limit the amount of plat to 500p and your character is stripped of fuel and any other means of transporting currency.
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