Daybreak Game Company has announced that the next progression server for Everquest, Phinigel, will not allow multi-boxing. Set to launch on December 9th, Phinigel will follow a strict schedule of one expansion release every ninety days, with no voting on the player side or manipulation from Daybreak. In addition, raids will have an instanced mode with an account-wide six and a half day lockout, alongside the open-world version of said bosses.
This is a server where each player will only be able to play on one EverQuest account from their computer. We want to encourage players to play with their friends on this server, and not just form groups of only their alts. If people are truly wanting to multi-box, they’ll have to do it the old fashioned way. Phinigel is a TRUE box server, which means in order to multi-box you’ll need a set-up that looks something like this:
While they’ve proven to be popular among players, Everquest’s two progression servers have not been without a good deal of controversy, not least of which were complaints of players using multiple accounts to make the game very easy and overcrowding in most areas of the game. Daybreak also made a large misstep in the decision to issue account suspensions (later overturned) to an entire guild of several hundred players because one single member was killing raid mobs out of guild rotation.