This was posted today by Moorgard:
We know that many of you have been anxiously awaiting the chance to play a froglok character. As we announced before launch, we decided to tie the availability of the frogloks into a major game-changing event. Since some of you have been searching for clues about how to unlock the froglok race, we wanted to provide an update on their availability and pass along a bit of insider info on what’s about to come.
After making the decision to hold back the frogloks at launch, we gave our art team some extra time to enhance their animations and armor appearances. Since frogloks are the most distinct race from a physical perspective, they require handcrafted animations to take full advantage of their unique characteristics. To accomplish this, we decided to delay them a bit longer so we could release them in the most polished manner possible.
This also gave our Live Events team the chance to plan something really cool for their unveiling. I’m pleased to report that the live event for May is going to be the unleashing of the frogloks!
Players will be able to complete solo quests that allow them to play froglok characters on their own EverQuest II account. Unlocking the race for the whole server will involve the completion of an elaborate series of quests that culminate in an epic raid zone event that will challenge even the most seasoned adventurers. This is your chance to defeat the evil force that has kept the froglok spirit imprisoned for so long.
As part of Live Update #8, scheduled to hit the live servers the week of May 2, players will be receiving new animation files for the frogloks. This will kickoff the beginning of the froglok live event.
We realize some of you froglok fans out there would have preferred to receive this information sooner, but we decided to stay quiet until the Live Events team had finished their planning. We think the wait will be worth it, and players will have a lot of fun participating in this major event.
??? I don’t believe it! They did it to us again!
Races and Race/Class Combinations FAQ
Will all races be playable at launch?
At launch you can choose from 15 races to create your characters. The last race, the froglok, must be unlocked via a server-wide quest before it is playable as a character race.
Of course, playing with semantics, they never stated that quest was in game. In fact SOE has been very quiet on Frogloks all round. My exhaustive search for devs using the F-word turned up 3 entries, all of which were Moorgard, 2 of which are above. (The other one just mentioned that Froglok characters have to start in Qeynos.)
It would have been the easiest thing in the world to tell the public that the Froglok-unlocking quest was not in-game yet. Sphinxlike they sat, as the requests for clarification were proffered. Countless folks have been wasting their time trying to find something that was not there, and the theories and efforts have been getting increasingly crazy. Fortunately I wasn’t one of them :)
In spite of playing SWG, I’m basically pretty benign towards the EQ2 devs, but this has been giving me nasty jedi-related flashbacks. But more, I just don’t understand why this deception was necessary.
Were there really that many people who would only buy EQ2 if they could play a anthropomorphic frog?
Theres also this, from Moorgard’s trip to La Belle France, and an interview with Mondes Persistants, who asked him directly, whether the unlocking method was implemented.:
Personne n’a encore découvert le moyen de les delocker, mais quand cela arrivera, on le saura rapidement, car cela déclenchera toute une série d’events scriptés entre autre.
Which, translated as best I can states “No-one has yet discovered the method of unlocking, but when they do, a series of scripted events will occur, amongst other things.”