As a brief update, I contacted support, was told by one person that it would be at 12am PDT before the free trials would be turned on, and then was told by another that they’d make it happen in 4 hours. Took a peek, and my account is now active for 30 days. I’m patching away, and hopefully will get to play a little bit before bed. If not, well, at least it’s active, we’ll see how it goes.
I’m not leaving EQ2 by any means, but I do like to poke around at the other games, and I did really enjoy VG while I played it. I just disliked the bugs, a huge amount. So this free trial is a great idea to get older members back for a short time at least, to experience the changes. I’m sure I’ll post my opinions on it here.