The Dark Exile

An established EQEmu Server

Crafted and upheld by the esteemed Kobex the Busy, who is diligently occupied with the imminent launch of OoW. 

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The Dark Exile is an account- and expansion-based progression server. It is not affiliated with Daybreak Games, nor does it claim to be.

Hey there, adventurer! If you're a fan of EverQuest, then this EQEmu server is perfect for you! You can play solo or in a group, and the level 60-65 eras are blast. Plus, the community is small and supportive, so you'll fit right in whether you're a laid-back player or a skilled one. Come join us on this epic adventure! 

Server Features

Welcome to our EverQuest website, where we offer a casual-friendly experience that includes reduced mob power. This allows for easier solo play, smaller raid targets that can be taken with 2-4 characters, and most major raid targets that can be taken with a group of 6. We also offer increased XP rates and no raid XP penalty, as well as no loss of XP or items upon death. Additionally, we have greatly increased health/mana/endurance regen when out of combat, and skills/spells/disciplines are automatically granted on level-up.

Our central starting hub in Plane of Knowledge features personal/group/raid translocators, an LDoN hub, and vendors/helper NPCs. Many long-term group buffs work like they have MGB on, and a level 65 character can be sacrificed (reset to level 1) in order to get a class-specific buff clicky. We also have a server coin system that allows you to buy custom and regular items, with coins dropped by NPCs. You can even change your race for coins, make certain no-drop items attunable for coins, and make AA tradable at a cost of 2:1. We've made several other spell and NPC modifications to improve your overall experience.

Expansion Progression

You start with access to the original EverQuest zones and a level 50 cap. Access to other expansion zones and their accompanying level cap increases are enabled by defeating specific encounters in each expansion.

Lord Nagafen and Lady Vox must be killed to gain access to Kunark zones and the ability to level to 60, Trakanon and Venril Sathir must be killed to gain access to Velious, and so on.

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6-boxing per player is supported, with 2 additional support slots also available if desired. Please note that there is a limit of eight clients per IP. 

Using MQ2 for managing your team is allowed and encouraged. Tracking/targetting via MQ2 is also allowed. Exploits or disrupting others via active hacks are not (see server rules).

You can find the latest required custom files, such as the modified spell file, in the announcments channel in discord.

Upgradable Charm

You start with a statless charm with effects that are useful to all players.

The charm is upgradable with additional stats for each expansion that is unlocked.

As progression tracking is per account, alts on the same account also have access to the more powerful charms when leveling.

Waypoint System

In-zone translocators for a few select zones that support it, NPCs are set up to allow travel from zone-in to deeper parts of the zone.

This feature is only enabled after visiting the destination waypoint NPC and obtaining a flag for future transport.

This is to allow players to bypass otherwise repetitive, tedious, or time-consuming mob clearing tasks.

Saved waypoints are account-wide.