Well, I guess that's a question of definition Tumble found a chill guild he joined, and he got me in as well. I joined up last night. A lot of oldtimers, people with families etc, but they get 30-40 for raids, which are pretty voluntary (no requirement for attendance) 3-4 times per week (correct me if I'm wrong, Tumble) and they progress at their own pace.
I think Elundil does raids on his own, with a friend, with boxed chars, is that right Elu?
So, is there's possibility of seeing raid content, if that's your thing? Yes. Will we raid as Ginnunga? Very likely not, if something dramatic doesn't happen.
I wasn't dead set on raiding when I started, I just wanted to get a nostalgia hit and it's just SO much fun. Since I didn't play EQ that hardcore the first time around I've yet to see like any raids, so when/if I now get to see them that's just a bonus. I just enjoy the grouping, the xp zones, even camping stuff. Crawlning through Guk, training in Velks, all of it.
I've done stupid things like completing full set of Temple of Ro armor, just because I found it a fun challenge. I think these servers are very much what you want to make of them.
Seeing as the XP rate is increased (lvl 55-60 is about 5 hours per level grouped, can probably be made more efficient if one wants, that's just my aprox rate), and a lot of quality of life changes are implemented (gear doesn't stay on corpses, maps etc etc) it's very much a EQ "Light" experience, compared to original. If that's something one would enjoy is of course individual, I personally have found it perfect for my enjoyment.
It's like 15€ to sub I think. I would very much recommend just trying, and if it's not fun that's all your out. Log on, make a char and see if there's anything drawing you in. If so, have fun for a while. If not, the memories will still be there.
But that's just my 2c