On February 15, 2011 SOE opened the Fippy Darkpaw progression server, named after the popular NPC Fippy Darkpaw who regularly assaulted the Qeynos Gates.

The Fippy Darkpaw server was extremely popular at launch with players reporting that the newby yards in all starting regions were extremely packed. This was due to the new server reducing the amount of XP earned per kill to classic Everquest levels, and having most expansion content removed.

Very quickly, the server filled up and prevented new players joining. A few hours later SOE added a second classic progression server called Vulak'Aerr to cater to the overflow.

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