There were 4 main gathering points throughout EQOA’s history. These places were probably the best example of the average level of the game’s population. They were, in order:
- BSI/DM – Black Swan Inn at Darvar Manor was one of the main gathering points from release until 3-4 months in. It’s right near gnolls, bandits, and undead — all great leveling places for the 20’s.
- Highpass – HP became the main gathering point once people started hitting 50. It was in the middle of Tunaria and offered coaching points to several grinding camps.
- Freeport – Right after Frontiers released, the HP population died and either moved to FP or BW. Camps were added in different regions, such as Arc. FP was also the market center for the game. Everyone remembers the FP rock being the most common place to find players AFK.
- BW – Blackwater seemed to be the new Highpass, except for 60s. Close to higher level mobs and with a bank that was close to the coach, BW is where you find the biggest guilds. Every big time guild has a photo of their players in BW… The Unnamed from Hodstock: