Generally, MMO players don't like giving up even the smallest advantage -- but sometimes having a special server isn't as important as having people to play with. That's certainly the case for EverQuest
, and it's resulted in a scenario where the game's special Mayong
server is being merged with the Tunare server on September 6th
. Mayong is generally known as the 51/50 server, as a character starts at level 51 with 50 AA points already earned. The intent when the server was created was to allow players who wanted to skip the level grind a chance at getting straight into the meat of the game.
As it stands now, however, the server is dramatically underpopulated. After several community discussions
, the development team made the decision to merge the server, preemptively shutting down the special creation rules on Mayong. Player response
has been almost universally positive -- few players are upset by the potential slowdown this implies. While the server merge itself isn't due for another month, the days of creating 51/50 characters have already ended, and players are able to get slightly discounted transfers off of Mayong if they want to move early.
[ Thanks to Jason Davenport for the tip! ]