I dont know if you guys have heard, but SOE have signed a deal with ProSeibenSat to publish for them in Europe. What that means is, European players wont be able to play on US servers, and vice-versa.
This is terrible news imho.
The FAQ entry is posted here: ProSiebenSat.1 Games Group FAQ
Can players still access the U.S. servers?
Under the new partnership between SOE and ProSiebenSat.1 Games, European players of the above mentioned SOE games will be able to play via ProSiebenSat.1 Games's service and will not have access to U.S. servers. However, existing EverQuest II players in Europe that have played on U.S. servers before the transition will be allowed to continue playing on those servers through their SOE accounts.
Can U.S. players log on to the European servers?
U.S.-based players will have access to the U.S. servers only.