EQ2 – Lucan and Crushbone Server Merge Information

Today I received this handy bit of information regarding the upcoming merger of my EQ2 server:

Greetings from Norrath!

Hail, Adventurer!

On or around February 14th, 2011 at 12:00 AM (PST), EverQuest® II will begin the process of merging the Lucan D’Lere server to the Crushbone server, with the goal
of providing an even better gameplay experience for everyone. Please check EverQuest2.com periodically for any further updates on this scheduled server merge.

Preserve your Legacy!

As a result of the merge, some character names may be duplicated. Players who have logged in within the past sixty (60) days will be given priority in keeping their character’s name (see below for more details).

As you may have additional concerns related to this event, we are providing the following information (and have additionally posted an FAQ page on our Knowledge Base) in an effort to answer as many commonly asked questions as we can.

Server Merge Rules

Character Names

  • In the event of duplicate character names as a result of this server merge, priority will be given to the character who has logged in to the game within the past sixty (60) days; if both characters have logged in within the past sixty (60) days, then the character which has accrued the most gameplay time overall will retain its name. Other characters will have an “x” added to their names until a unique name has been determined.
  • Players with a character whose name has been affected by the server merge can type “/rename” in their in-game chat window and receive a one-time complimentary name change.


  • Guilds will be transferred intact.
  • Priority for guild names will be given to the guild with the earliest guild creation date, with such guild keeping its name and the other guild having an “x” added to its name.
  • Guilds whose names have been affected by the server merge that wish to change their guild’s name will need to use the in-game “/petition” command.

In Your Home

  • All items in characters’ homes will be inherited by the home’s owner during the merge. If you have alts that own any items, have designated any trustees to your character’s home or if you are a trustee in another character’s home, please arrange for the appropriate owner to retrieve its items before the server merge begins.
  • After the merge any vendor items in your transferred character’s house will need to be re-placed in your character’s new home.
  • You can use the house vault of the character which is being transferred for storage. The items in your transferred character’s house vault will remain associated with that character during the server merge.


  • Vendor Events (i.e. the logs of what was sold, to whom, when, etc.) will not transfer as part of the server merge.
  • Until your transferred character concludes a sale on the newly merged server, that character’s Total Coin Gain will display 0. After that character makes a sale, it will display the sum of the total amount of coin that such character has gained on both servers.

Please keep this information in mind as you prepare for the upcoming merge.

Affected Servers
Lucan D’Lere merged to Crushbone

I’m generally fairly irritated with EQ2 at the moment, for a fairly wide range of reasons, most of which involve the ever-diminishing portion of the game that paying a subscription will gain you access to. Still, I’ll be logging Maltheas and his pals in over the the next few weeks to give them a fighting chance of keeping their names.

The problem with Lucan d’Lere merging with Crushbone is that one is a Roleplaying Server, and one is not. How that’s going to work out in the long run is impossible to know, but I doubt it’s going to make spontaneous RP any easier. The only other Roleplaying server is Antonia Bayle, which is packed to the gills, and unsuitable for Lucan to merge with. Lucan is certainly seriously underpopulated, and has been for a very long time.

The thing is, players from both Antonia and Lucan have been crying out for Antonia players to be able to move to Lucan for years. Had that been allowed, Lucan would be in a much healthier state, and Antonia would not be so horribly overcrowded.

To add insult to injury, Lucan players who want to remain on an RP server can move to Antonia, but only if they are willing to pay for the privilege. That doesn’t seem right to me. Either the server is too full or it isn’t. If it isn’t then players should be given the choice of going to Antonia or Crushbone, at no cost. Server merges should not be a source of income, where players have to pay extra to end up on a server of the same ruleset as the one they signed up for.

Update: The merger has been rescheduled for the 16th of February.

2 comments to EQ2 – Lucan and Crushbone Server Merge Information

  • All my characters are on LDL, a fact I’d forgotten about until I got that same email this morning. I didn’t have much desire to go back to EQ2 already, and now that I realize if I do go back I’ll be on a non-RP server I don’t imagine that I ever will. Cynical me is glad, now I won’t be tempted to spend money on an occasional check-things-out-sub.

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