Time-Locked Expansion Server Beta is Now Open!

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, TLE/Prestige Servers

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From the EQ2 Forums:

Want to get a preview of the new Time-Locked Expansion (TLE) servers, and give us your feedback? If so, you’re in luck because the TLE beta servers are now LIVE!

Note: An All Access membership is required to access these beta servers. Progress made on the beta servers won’t carry over when these servers go live. When Stormhold (PvE) and Deathtoll (PvP) open to players, these will be fresh servers and all players will have the opportunity to start here together!

Your beta feedback is important to us, and it helps us make our game better!

How to provide testing feedback:

Use the /bug or /feedback command in game to open a window and submit information.

EQ2Wire: Time-Locked Expansion Server Beta Instructions to Patch in 30 Minutes or Less!

Other Important Information:

  • We’ll be testing a queue system for EverQuest 2 during this time. Don’t be alarmed if you have a short wait when logging into these beta servers.
  • Beta installs into a subfolder that takes about the same space as your live game version.
  • Remember to set the ‘Version’ back to your regular setting to access your normal server.
  • The Beta server may not be accessible at all times, as patching and beta server maintenance will occur whenever it’s necessary (and sometimes without notice).
  • The Beta server is wiped periodically, meaning Beta characters may be deleted with or without notice.

So what are you waiting for? After you patch, we’ll see YOU in the beta!

 

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Comments (21)

  • 7rlsy

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    We did see you… out at Frostfang. whee!

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  • Alway - AB

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    My question timer as been at 1 hour 16 minutes and RISING, not dropping for 2 hours now. . Queue system. Fail

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  • Moose

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    I hope to install it tonight after work.

    Are they using Dark Light woods for evil side?

    I stay away from official forums due to the toxicity of the people there.

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    • 7rlsy

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      Yup. A couple of my guildies started at Darklight yesterday. I heard Wailing Caves was a good time, too.

      *Marketplace has pots and such for “sale”… You get a faux DBC balance that doesn’t change when you make purchases. As such, items are free. Stock up and level.*

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  • 7rlsy

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    That’s just in the Beta, of course.

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  • Iadien

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    My take away so far. These servers are a long ways off from being anything worth playing for those of us that hate the current game.

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    • Wanda_Clamshucker

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      Speaking for everyone, are ya?

      I re-subbed because it’s a fresh start, and all the ability/item bloat from 10+ years of expansions is gone. New economy, where crafting is relevant again for the lower levels, no mercs, no SLR morons spamming chat, and a (mostly) positive community = win for me. I don’t like the current game all that much, and I’m liking what the TLE is trying to do.

      I just wish the people who are moaning on the forums, and in beta, about it not being Project2004 would step away and find something positive to do with their lives. Two of them in particular (not giving names) were utterly rude in chat today, and made complete fur-pieces out of themselves. Some people just have to go that extra mile to try to ruin someone’s else’s good time.

      Special thanks to Gninja for interacting with the beta testers and making all the returnees feel welcomed. I appreciated the effort!

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      • WarWalrus

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        Speaking for everyone, are ya?

        The author’s two sentences include: “My take away” and “those of us.” It does not appear they were attempting to speak for “everyone.” They do, however, absolutely speak for me.

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      • Iadien

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        No reason to insult us and tell us we have nothing positive going on in our lives, just because we want something different than what you want.

        “Your choices will impact how the TLE servers thrive! We’ll be looking to the player community for feedback and running in-game polls to see what YOU want on these servers.” – EQ2 Devs.

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        • Wanda_Clamshucker

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          If you are one of the few who is clogging the chat with drivel, while expressly stating you don’t intend to play when the TLE launches, then my statement stands. Don’t troll the community, and find something else to do. That is not insulting. That is prudent advice.

          If you aren’t participating in that behavior, then nothing I wrote was aimed at you. Don’t jump on the bandwagon if you are just sidelining.

          It has been stated numerous times that the old, original code from 2004 has been overwritten several times. That was one of the main reasons why they haven’t done a TLE. So, although they are trying to make a close attempt by locking xpacs, abilities, AA’s, etc, it’s just not possible to crank that clock back. It’s not a classic server, it’s a time locked expansion server, and they’ve been very transparent about that.

          While some people may be disappointed by that, it is what it is. Bringing feedback to the table is awesome, as it’s still beta and things can change, but outright trolling just isn’t cool. It doesn’t add to the discussion to bring even more negativity to the forums, which are already a seething, toxic mess.

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          • Iadien

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            No, I do not clog the chat with what you believe to be drivel. Your message had nothing to do with me, yet you responded directly to something I said. While at the same time ignoring that what I stated were my thoughts about how I feel about the game. I was very clearly not speaking for everyone, yet you took it that way.

            Sure, the servers are not called classic, but the servers are still called time-locked. I’m not sure what your definition of time-locked is, but these servers are so far away from what it was like in 2004/2005, that calling them time-locked is disingenuous, IMO.

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          • Wanda_Clamshucker

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            I don’t think you understand the concept of what they are doing. That’s fine. I’m not going to belabor another discussion with someone who didn’t do some reading beforehand.

            In the fine words of Idena Menzel, “Let it go.”

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          • ziplock9000

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            Well you’re a self opinionated angry person. No wonder you get trolled.

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  • Moppelkun

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    Hmm this new queue system give me a cancer -.- need to wait about 2 hrs 🙁 damn i want to play beta and not to hang on queue..

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  • Aaron

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    I just logged in to the game and there was no queue for the PvP server.

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  • Einelinea

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    well I started 2 new toons — this time a coercer and an illy — gee whiz, high elves too — I missed a lot by playing for 8 yrs with maxed out number of toons — nice to have a fresh start

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  • Einelinea

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    and music ! — gee forgot about the music .. (one reason I love the old original Everquest ! )

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  • Eeek

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    This server is pure awesomeness – we are going to have so much fun! 🙂

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  • ziplock9000

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    “All Access membership is required”

    no thanks then.

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  • Striinger

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    Requiring a sub to play is one of the drawing points, for many. If community makes the MMO then it’s worth noting that early EQ2 had no F2P.

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    • Hoot

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      They’re placing a subscription on progression servers purely because they NEED money. Both Eq1 and Eq2 respectively with their progression servers. That’s the entire point to draw back subscribers who can be swayed by nostalgia. It’s too bad that the server will be completely different then what was around during 04-05.

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