SOE launched an EverQuest Underfoot Early Access program on Tuesday December 8th for all players who participated in all three of the Road to Underfoot events and successfully pre-ordered EverQuest Underfoot by 12.1.09. But there is a way for EverQuest subscribers who did not qualify for early access to gain early access, and teleport into the new expansion zones.
On 12.10.09 there was an emergency game update to correct this issue. Players who successfully qualified for early access will be able to continue their adventure. Anyone who did not qualify will no longer have access to the Underfoot expansion zones until the commercial release of the expansion on 12.15.09 as previously described.