The official launch date for both servers has been set to Wednesday May 27, 2020. You can check out this and other EQ news on thelatest episode of The EverQuest Show.
After initially announcing both servers as locked servers (in the Planes of Power expansion), the team provided this update :
After discussing with the team, we wanted to announce a change to the upcoming Progression Servers and also make something a little clearer. Due to the feedback we’ve received, we’re going to be removing the PoP locking from both servers, allowing them to unlock expansions at the established rate (the same cadence as Mangler).
It was also announced that both servers will maintain a dedicated GM (Game Master) to handle petitions, issues and enforce boxing rules among other things.
The GM dedication will be a trial basis and not permanent :
The dedicated GM status of these two servers is an experiment. We hope that it will prove to be viable, but it does have a time limit associated with it. We are targeting at least 6 months, post server launch, after which we will review the results and move forward from there.
Aradune will be a “Truebox” server enforce a boxing limit of 2 characters, while Rizlona will not be a truebox server.
Both servers will have experience rates similar to Mangler server and Agents of Change and Pick Zones will be enabled.
Violations of the rulesets on both servers have already been posted:
Aradune Violations : Boxing any more than 2 characters will result in the following actions taken against your account. First Offence: A written warning from the GM. Second Offence: A 7 day suspension of account privileges on all Aradune related accounts. Third Offence: Permanent ban on all Aradune associated accounts.
Rizlona Violations : Absolutely No Automated/Unintended Game-play, any incident of automated gameplay is immediate suspension, second offence is ban including Rizlona associated accounts.
Both servers will require an All Access membership to play on them.