i know that EQ is mostly dead but back on December 9th, Day Break Games started a new server (requires subscription) that is doing the content (zones) as they were released in 90 day increments. The server is currently in Classic zones and Kunark will launch first week of March. If you played in days gone past, it's not 100% the same but it's a lot of fun. The server has a pretty healthy population with some nice features like instancing if a zone gets too crowded. Tanks and Healers are still the most needed classes with Enchanters probably right behind with how useful they are.
I play later at night Mountain Time Zone on a bard named Pail if you hop on and need questions answered.
This article answers a lot of questions.https://www.everquest.com/news/phinigel-true-box-progression-server-dec-9-2015