I opened my e-mail this morning to find an invitation from Sony to return to EverQuest. Evidently as an effort to renew interest in the game, they are offering a chance to play EQ for free between February 20 and March 21. This seems to me to be a great way to bring all the players who have left back into the fold before the release of EQ2.
Proceed at your own risk, folks. There's frogloks in them thar hills.
Simply log in your old account and play for free for 30 days. Please note that there's no guarantee your dusty old characters will still be accessible, or that you will be able to access zones or features for which you have not purchased the appropriate software. If this is the case, however, please feel free to enjoy the free 30-day reactivation period by creating a new character. Experiment with different races and classes you may not have tried before.