Two significant changes have been announced as coming with this month's EverQuest game update:
- All EverQuest Gold members will be auto-granted all Alternate Abilities up to four expansions behind the current expansion. (Currently, this would grant all AAs from Luclin through Underfoot.)
- Player spells and abilities that allow for fast mass killing of excessive numbers of NPCs are being scaled back. (This includes Beam spells, Assassinate, Decapitation, Headshot, as well as a number of other class abilities.)
Update: Based on player feedback in the original forum thread, some modifications have been made to these proposed changes. You can read up about those and leave feedback in this newest EverQuest Forum thread.