Initially, levelling up to 52 is unlocked for new players. Higher levels can be reached through defeating progression targets. Sir Daniel in Plane of Knowledge informs you about your current progression. The level cap is 68.
Defeating an instanced progression target, such as Lord Nagafen, spawns a chest with extra goodies.
The main progression path is intended for parties. There is an alternate progression path for solo players. The two progression paths merge after completing Velious. For Luclin and beyond there is only one progression path.
Charm of Might
The concept of this server is a balance between tuning raid encounters to making them feasible for smaller parties and making the individual stronger, so they can face harder challenges. The Charm of Might strengthens the individual. It gains in strength as you progress through the expansions of EverQuest. You can further enhance it with appropriate augmentations that can either be bought for Tokens of Might or found in treasure chests from progression targets.
Aura of Might
The Aura of Might is a buff, which comes with 10 ranks that players may get when entering a group-instance. The idea behind the Aura of Might is to boost smaller parties’ (1 to 6 players) offense and defense, so they can deal with content which was decent for 9.
To receive the Aura of Might, the party must be in mode Normal+ or higher. The smaller the party and the higher the mode, the better the Aura of Might.
The buff lasts 4 hours and is marked as not dispellable. If you lose the buff, you can reenter the instance of relog to get it back.
Origin and two levels of Mystical Attuning are available at no cost at level 1.
Omens of War AAs that are originally for level 67-70 are available at level 66.
Depths of Darkhollow AAs are available at level 67. The Serpent's Spine AAs are available at level 67 at increased costs. On top of that, selected out of era AAs are available starting at level 51. Further adjusting AAs will potentially be used for class balancing.
Veteran AAs are disabled.
Quality of Life
The server is meant to provide a good balance between challenge and comfort. Quality of life features include:
Teleport from the hub in PoK to many dungeons and open zones.
Removal of most spell components.
No penalty for dying - other than you have to run back.
Free / affordable starter equipment available in PoK.
Removal of many pre-PoP keys for doors.
Some keys can be purchased for tokens.
MacroQuest / E3
The server is boxing friendly. The IP limit is 10 and 2 extra for account switching. MacroQuest and E3 are allowed. Fully automated / AFK-playing is not allowed.
Autoscribe and Skill
Autoscribe of spells, new disciplines and learning combat related skill is supported up to level 44. After that you have to skill up in combat and purchase your new spells. However, Mazikeen in Plane of Knowledge can reward you with new spells and skills if you make a sacrifice to her. See also Notable NPC.
Plane of Knowledge acts as a hub. There are various custom NPC that provide transporting to open-world and instance, trading and other services. Players' origin, reuse 30 seconds, returns them back to the hub.
XP gain / loss
Experience gain is boosted. You should be able to make level 30 in 1 hour. Experience in a raid is also boosted. There is still a raid experience penalty and the experience gain in a group is 5-10% faster than in a raid.
There is no experience loss when dying. Also, your equipment stays with you.
Some caps are increased. Here are some examples:
Mana regeneration (without AAs) from items is increased from 15 to 50.
Endurance regeneration from items is increased from 15 to 30.
Attack bonus from items is increased from 250 to 350.
Shielding / DoT-Shielding and Spell-Shielding are increased from 35 to 50.
Haste cap is increased from 100 to 115%. (HasteV3 remains at 25%).
Heal amount from items is increased from 250 to 600.
Spell damage from items is increased from 250 to 900.
Item extra damage (e.g. backstab or flying kick) is increased from 150 to 300.
Avoidance is increased from 100 to 125.
Accuracy is increased from 150 to 175.
There are no level restrictions for buffs. Level 65 buffs stick on a level 1. There are some free buffs available from NPC in Planes of Knowledge. Talk to Fluffy and Gene.
The server features the following currencies:
Token of Might (no drop): Gained by defeating named and particularly fabled monsters. Tokens of might can be traded for equipment, ancient spells and other goodies. Visit Walter in Plane of Knowledge to learn more.
Token of Epic Might (no drop): Gained by defeating progression targets or high level fabled targets in the Classic, Kunark and Velious era. Tokens of Epic Might can be traded for epic weapons and epic augmentations.
Token of Legendary Might (no drop): Mainly gained by defeating big bosses, such as Vulak'Aeer in normal or hard mode. These tokens can be used to purchase legendary augmentations and items or ornaments.
Token of Mystic Might: Gained through server donations. These tokens can be used to purchase ornaments and some other items, such as experience potions.
Tokens of Might and Tokens of Legendary Might can be traded between two characters which have the same IP address. Talk to Pam.
Tokens of Might can be traded for Tokens of Epic Might. Talk to Walter. Requires faction.
Tokens of Epic Might can be traded for Tokens of Legendary Might. Talk to Cloe. Requires high faction.
Many fabled monster are in game. Some of them have been slightly tuned down, so their difficulty is in line with the boss of the zone. Some of the fabled items have their required level to equip lowered, e.g. The Fabled Tranquil Staff can be equipped at level 59 instead of 65. Fabled monsters have a considerably higher chance of dropping Tokens of Might.
There are also many unique fabled monsters, that you won't find anywhere else.
Epic 1.0 / 1.1
Gather Tokens of Epic Might and trade them for your Epic 1.0 weapon. Epic 1.0 weapons have a second slot for a type 6 augment. This augment increases damage and stats and represents the upgrade to the Epic 1.1. It makes the Epic weapon comparable to weapons of elemental quality. Epic 1.1 also have considerable bane damage against Lord Inquisitor Seru.
A legedary item is an improved version of a regular item. A legendary armor item has an extra augmentation of slot type 15. Legendary weapons have an extra augmentation of slot type 6 - equal to Epic weapons. Legendary items also have a minimum of HP/Mana/Endurance, depending on their tier.
Legendary items drop from legendary chests. Some of them can be bought with Legendary Tokens of Might.
Here is a comparison between a regular item and its legendary version:
Runed Bolster Belt
Strength 10, Stamina 10, Dexterity 10
Slot 1 Type 7
Legendary Runed Bolster Belt
Magic, Lore, No Trade
HP 80, Mana 80, End 80
Strength 10, Stamina 10, Dexterity 10
Slot 1 Type 7
Slot 2 Type 15
The idea is to keep the good part of the EverQuest experience as authentic as possible. All NPC adjustments are made selectively. Adjustments are mainly directed at raid targets or raid zones. Adjustments include lowering the hps, damage output, resists, aggro-radius, spells and possibly other abilities of NPCs or events.
All DT and banish abilities of NPCs should be removed.
Some, but not all, "annoying" spells of NPCs have been removed, including but not limited to fear, snare, root, gate, dispell, blind, tash.
Reduced respawn timer of many open world raid targets to a value from 2 hours to 1 day.
Out of combat regeneration is available, but not at an increased rate. It starts earlier than by default. After engaging a raid target, it only takes 90 seconds to be out of combat instead of 5 minutes.
If you request an instance with half or less of the suggested Might you are in hard-mode and are granted a better reward when defeating the final boss.
Easy mode allows you to bring more Might to a instance than intended. This can help with challenging battles or speed up long instances such as Temple of Veeshan or Vex Thal. Easy mode instances count for progression, but yield a lesser reward.
On a default Everquest server, most named NPCs in Everquest have so called placeholders. There is a random chance whether the named or one of its placeholders spawns. By default, the chance for the named to spawn can be anywhere from 1 to 100%, often it's around 20%. On EQ Might these values have been adjusted and named have chance of at least 50% to spawn. For named that have multiple spawn locations, the rates are adjusted accordingly. This basically means, if you enter a new zone, you can expect about half the named NPCs to be up and the other have not.
In Everquest, loot distribution can vary depending on the server. On default servers, named NPCs often have common and rare drops, with the rare items dropping less frequently than the common ones. However, on EQ Might, the distribution has been adjusted. In many cases, the drop rate for all items is equal, especially for lower-tier named NPCs like those found in Sebilis or Lower Guk.
For example, let's take a look at the Frenzied Ghoul in Sebilis. Both the ring and the belt have a drop rate of 50% each.
When it comes to NPCs with a larger loot table, the distribution can still be equalized. Take King Tormax, for instance. He has eight items in his loot table, and each item has a drop rate of 12.5%. Additionally, he drops three items at a time. Statistically, this means you have a 33% chance of obtaining a specific item at least once.
In some cases, the distribution is adjusted to ensure that items usable by all or many classes drop more frequently than those usable by only a few or one class. Let's consider the loot table of the Avatar of War. It consists of seven items, with the "Ring of Destruction (all/all)" being the most common, having a drop rate of 30%. On the other hand, the "Flayed Barbarian Skin Leggings (monk only)" are the most rare, with a drop rate of 11%.
It's worth noting that generally, there are no extremely rare items. If an NPC can drop an item, it usually has a drop rate of 10% or higher, unless the loot table is exceptionally large.
However, it's important to mention that these rules may not apply to treasure chests or random global drops, such as the "Bottles of Shared Adventures," which indeed drop very rarely.
Non-instanced Vox and Nagafen banish players level 53 and higher.
Rogue poison is in game but lowered by two tiers. It is still very powerful.
Adjusted casting time of some items to make them more useful. This includes for example several epic 1.0 and items from Velketor the Sorcerer.
Fluffy sells some useful items for new players.
Pets can be renamed using /say RenamePet NewName