To anyone who ever played during the first months of EQOA, the Qeynos Prison should bring back a ton of memories. For the WoW players, the Prison most closely reminds of the Defias fort in Hillsbrad. Yet, this was the hot spot for leveling. Too hot.
There were maybe 5 camps within the prison from levels 12-18. The higher level players would make their way downstairs to the convicts and felons while the low characters would stick with the lowly prisoners.
EQOA had an odd agro system for mobs. Even if you didn’t attack it, it would attack you. Meaning, if one guy pulls a bunch of prisoner and runs through your group, all those prisoners will target you. It’s called training. Pure genius and purely an ass move to take over another group’s camp. Training was the norm at the Prison and the shout chat was often littered with complaints about trainers and camp stealers.
Even with that said, people always returned. Just a 5 minute run South of Qeynos, the most dangerous people in the Prison weren’t the felons and convicts, it was the fellow players.
No photos or videos exist of the prison… so: