I have been playing on Al'Kabor (EQmac only server) for a few months now and I must say I'm really having the same blast there than I had when I first played EQ a bit more than 10 years ago.
The server has a very nice small friendly population that are using a general chat channel /alliance to communicate server wide.
Majority of the players are in their 30s and it seems that about 60% are from the US, 25% from Europe and 15% from Oceania/Asia from what I have seen.
If you feel like stepping back in time and reliving your first EQ experience, please consider joining that server. You don't even need a MAC to play it as it seems some players found a way to make it work on PC.
What is EQMac?
EQMac's Al`Kabor server is trapped in time. It's final patch is from late 2002. It has all the original zones and most of the original models from EverQuest Vanilla through the Planes of Power expansion. Except for a few rare updates it is exactly how it was back in late 2002.
How much does EQMac cost to play?
Nothing! Account activation is free, and the subscription fee has been removed as of February 14th, 2012.
Is EQMac an emulator?
No, it's a live SOE server. It functions very well, and is more functional than traditional "emulated" classic servers. Additionally, most EverQuest emulators force you to use the Trilogy client or later. This allows you to use the classic client from the early days of the game.
Do I need to have a MAC to play the game?
Easiest way is to play on an Intel MAC
of course, but a quick search on google will give you a few threads and ways on 'how to play EQmac on PC'.
Patch & Log in
This is where you start the game
Forum used by the EQmac community.
Check the HELP forum there for lot of precious info
No in game map in EQmac
THE Database for EQ but for the PC client so any change/update made after 2002 are not good for EQmac. But it's still a good source of info. Mostly if you scroll down all the comments down to 2002-2003.
A guide for the new (and confused)
Title says it all
Anything you want to know on crafting.
Also for the PC version, so any change after late 2002 will probably not apply.
Zone Experience Modifier
The "hot zone" haven't changed since 2002 either. Frozen in time!
Newbie Armor Quest List
A good way to start your first 10 levels
Beginner guide on multi boxing EQmac on OSX
When you don't find a group or want to solo a bit, try multi boxing.
If you are already playing on that server or plan to do so, please post your char on this thread so that we can easily find other toggers