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    Hey Torrid! Good to hear that you're still keeping it going!
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    does a server exist that is just the original eq with no expacs anywhere?
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    A Hero of the Seven Suns Torrid's Avatar
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    We had only classic zones up for a time before opening Kunark, but we have PoP era features enabled and use a PoP era client. Project 1999 was also classic only for a time but they're in Velious now and use a modified 2005 era client.

    You might want to keep on eye on eqclassic.org, but don't hold your breath for it.

    Project 1999 might open another server in the future starting with classic zones only, so you should keep an eye out for that. Their client is 2005 era but modified to remove some non-classic features. It's probably your best bet for pre-Kunark era.

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    From the wiki I see the race penalties/bonuses are included, but I didn't find anything about class bonuses or penalties. Will Troll Sk's still take twice as much xp to level as a halfling rogue/warrior?

    Nevermind, found it in another section of the wiki.

    Ok, couple of things. The class xp penalties were removed by Sony, but the bonuses to rogues and warriors were left in. How is the hadled?

    And the wiki says the formula for xp in groups with people of different levels is unknown. All the research and testing I have ever done (or seen) is that xp was divvied up strictly by the ratio of the total personal to total group xp.
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    Vile Stosh! You are considering Al'Kabor?

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    P.S. Torrid, is it true that your group is going to put up a new, clean-slate server sometime this month?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peotr View Post
    Vile Stosh! You are considering Al'Kabor?

    -- Peotr (Ass Master)

    P.S. Torrid, is it true that your group is going to put up a new, clean-slate server sometime this month?
    I am. After playing most of the time locked progression servers, I quit Lockjaw after 12 hours of grinding to 45 and skipped Phinney altogether since a large portion of the player base were unpleasant for one reason or another. I'm tempted to play again since I know there won't be abortions like the redesigned Freeport. The only thing that makes me hesitate is investing a lot of time and having some random GM/Dev/friend of ... going batshit insane. I'm too old for the P99 drama.

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    A Hero of the Seven Suns Torrid's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peotr View Post
    P.S. Torrid, is it true that your group is going to put up a new, clean-slate server sometime this month?
    No. Our server is still fairly low-population, so putting up more servers would only make for ghost towns.

    Rumor has it Project 1999 will open another server after they are done with the Velious timeline, so if you want a fresh server, keep tabs on that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stosh View Post
    The class xp penalties were removed by Sony, but the bonuses to rogues and warriors were left in. How is the hadled?

    And the wiki says the formula for xp in groups with people of different levels is unknown. All the research and testing I have ever done (or seen) is that xp was divvied up strictly by the ratio of the total personal to total group xp.
    Our exp code is mostly how Sony had it during the PoP era. The one wrinkle is how exp is split proportionally based on level difference, which is an unknown function. Another developer implemented this, so I can't provide details. He put in some sort of best-guess approximation. Low level characters still gain experience from kills that are green to higher level characters if they are grouped, so this proportionality is required to prevent exploitative levels of powerleveling.

    I don't want to bash Project 1999, which I admire, but our community is considerably more accommodating than theirs.

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    A Hero of the Seven Suns Torrid's Avatar
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    Also regarding the progression servers: they are crap, and I have no idea why they are as popular as they are. I can only assume it's out of ignorance and not knowing that Project 1999 and TAKP exist. Both p99 and TAKP are high-quality recreations and are *WAY* better approximations of old EQ than Daybreak's half-assed servers. Daybreak has full access to the old data yet refuses to implement the most basic of classic mechanics like hard capping AC or reverting monk fist damage. It's criminal laziness.

    Their solution to balancing the game is adding 'mitigation of the mighty' perma buffs on raid bosses, which makes them artificially stronger. Common NPCs however remain in their normal state, which means overpowered characters plow them and level quickly. On top of that they instance all raid content, and killed NPCs do not even respawn in these instances. Yawn.

    That damn perma buff makes it harder for me to parse NPCs too. I figured out what it modifies so I can still get accurate data however.

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    pretty cool Torrid, btw where's the github or whatever repo you guys are using? I didn't see it listed in the wiki.

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    It's here: https://github.com/EQMacEmu however we closed the source 10 months ago because some users that we banned decided to get revenge on us by copying our work and starting up their own server and stealing as many users as they could by essentially spamming every EQ board they could find and piggybacking off Project 1999's success by calling themselves 'Project 2002' then rushing out very incomplete and poorly done content as fast as they could to stay ahead of us. They have no real programmers and host the server in some dude's house using his Comcast cable. (we host in EQEmu's datacenter) It's kind of pathetic, but they managed to split our userbase in half which is why our population is kind of low. Users don't vet the servers they start up on unfortunately.

    We'll re-open the source again in a couple of years. However you can get a Kunark era server running using what we have up if you have technical ability and patience, but it will be far removed from our current code and database. After PoP launches we'll start working on how-to guides and tools for setting up servers.

    Velious launched yesterday. I observed a guild killing the Statue tonight; fun stuff. Btw, we put up a new client with some new features a few days ago, so if anybody has an older client, check the wiki for the new one and what's in it. (upgrading is optional)

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    The Al'Kabor Project launched Luclin a couple of weeks ago.

    Just The Lost Temple of Cazic Thule revamp and Planes of Power left to go. Also we released another big client update not to long ago, which unlocked the mouse from the window and virtually eliminated the key sticking issue.

    I recreated the old inner Acrylia Caverns raids (the 3 that worked on AK anyway) with precision, so if you ever wondered what was in there, come and see

    I'll mention that our server has several large experience multipliers and advantages, so if you're intimidated by the grind, don't be:

    * Al'Kabor had a 20% server bonus. (and so do we have all of these)
    * Then Sony tried to put in the Ykesha era group bonus. (20% for each member after the first)
    * Sony screwed it up however and gave too much for groups of 4-6, and so Al'Kabor/we had/have a very large group bonus for 4-6 members. Basically if you have a group of 4+ you're gonna be making about 2.6x the exp you would have in 2002.
    * The high level exp bonus is active (albeit not entirely precise), which was introduced on Live several weeks before PoP.
    * The PoP zones (when they launch) will have the pre-nerf ZEMs that were nerfed on Live when they put in the Ykesha group bonus.
    * We have Mass Group Buffs hitting people of all levels, so newbies and soloers have KEI and other buffs a lot of the time.
    * Charm is pre-nerf, so you get full exp from charm. (not dire charm)
    * PBAoE is not target capped like some emus. Pull 100 mobs at a time if you like.

    We did disable shakerpage and the invis to animals clickables.

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    Not sure who is still here (say 'hey' if you still read). But after all these years I have started to EQ again. All the other games suck. I'm playing on TLP Coirnav as Gurriel/Riverside/Fabiola/Scoobe. If you dare to log in I will throw you some major PLing. Also, I have been playing on the TAK server. Its basically the same as when the majority of Hoss quit (but better because it is now). I just wish Torrid would roll back the monk nerf to better days. I only learned about it recently or I wouldn't have wasted my time on TLP. However, if you start a leveling you cant stop til you reach the.. 60 (in this case).
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    I'm in favor of upping the monk softcap actually, but the other devs are not.

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    whack em with a stick. studded.
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