Gamers with Jobs posted a dev interview regarding SOE's next generation of online gaming goodness. Here's a bit of what's in store:
GWJ: What have you kept from the original to keep Everquest 2 familiar? Do you envision EQ2 as an evolution from the original, or is this an entirely new game?
Richard: It is really an entirely new game. EverQuest will continue be refined and improved, but with EQ2, we are able to start with new assumptions from lessons we learned on EQLive. In the process, we can add new game mechanism that would be difficult into a live game. Also, given that everyone gets to start on an even ground from level 1, we can balance the combat without having to remove skills or items from high-level characters.