Everquest Progression Server Leveling Guide
This section is for my Everquest Progression Server Leveling Guide. For each expansion I will update this page and my Leveling Guide to reflect the changes that each expansion brings. This guide will most likely always cover the newest expansion and the zones that come with it as that is where most of the people will be grouping. As I update this page and my leveling guide I will archive the old expansions' leveling guide. This will make it easy for you to find a leveling guide for whatever expansion you are currently in.
The only reason I am archiving the guides for each expansion is incase Sony does another Progression Server in the future or has another special ruleset type server where the guides will be useful once again. As always; with all of my guides, if you see anything that needs to be updated or you would like to add something yourself you can get into contact with me directly through the "Submit A Guide" button at the bottom of each page of my website.
Older Leveling Guides:
Below this line I will try and always keep the most up to date guide as each server progresses through later X-pacs.
1 - 10 Noobie Zones
Staying in your noob zone is usually best for these early levels. I'm not going to go super in depth here as almost everyone already knows these levels.
10 - 15 Crushbone, Ro, Lavastorm, Unrest
These are some of the options in this level range. Don't get impatient if you're getting XP somewhere else to move. XP is XP.
15 - 20 Undead Isle in OoT
This is one of my favorite places to go the Undead here are good for players of any type. Boxers got plenty to kill, solo players that can kite got plenty of kill even people who just wanna burn through a whole mana pool and AFK for 5 minutes got plenty of room and it will be easy peasy to kill here. Definitely check this place out! Also at this location you'll find Gargoyles all over the place, these are worth mentioning because they drop Gargoyle Eyes which sell to a vendor for 10pp each! (8pp if your CHA is low, but still wowzah!)
Another great place for this level range is the spider's In Lavastorm as well as Unrest if you're still hanging out there.
20 - 25 Solo undead isle in OoT if you can't find a group for any dungeon, still great XP
25 - 35 Lavastorm Smokes and Basilisks
25 is very early to come here and I only really recommend it if you can find a group as I know you won't be able to kill the smokes and maybe barely just kill the Basilisks. I have a small writeup on my EQ Basilisk Egg Farming Guide page.
Upper Guk is good
30 - 35 Splitpaw/Cazic/Any dungeon really
If you're looking to solo in this level range Kithicor Woods *kind of* will offer that but not really. It is extremely unreliable.
Lower Guk is perfect for this level range if you can find a group
35 - 40 Luguk/any dungeon really
40 - 50 grouping in dungeons with people OoT cyclops/goblins
The cyclops in Ocean of Tears are possibly my favorite camp in all of Classic. They're great for groups, a solo player and a boxer. There is an entire island of them, but it does get crowded here during peak hours. The cyclops are in a lot of demand because of how much plat they drop/their drops can be sold for. You can farm an insane amount of plat on this isle as a solo player, arguably the best in the game (way more than Rathe Hill Giants). If you can't find a group I strongly recommend while you're LFG you hunt here.
Also a huge thing that is great about the Cyclops is there is a chance you'll get Ring of the Ancients from an Ancient Cyclops. This item is used in the quest for SoW Boots (Journeyman's Boots) and you can loot it yourself and sell the MQ or sell the loot rights and have someone come through and loot it from you.
There is also another named nearby, a small little Halfling who drops Bracers of Erollsi. His name is Captain Surestout and he can be found along the upper "islands" of the cyclops isle. There is also a very easy to kill Hill Giant on this island called Gornit. He drops an assortment of different types of giant toes and also is a pinata of platinum like all hill giants are.