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Blingy 08-27-2019 02:25 PM

Did you try deleting the files then install the new ones Balk? It should work fine to just overwrite them but once in awhile a gremlin interferes and you'll need to delete the old then install the new.

stormlord 08-27-2019 07:12 PM

On the outside, I"m against this. When Everquest slowly inched towards more rooted mobs and monsters that summoned, and shorter duration roots, it was moving away from the original vison of the game that was much less linear. In the origional game there was more kiting and creativity. Yes it could backfire, and pathing was buggy, but there was a lot of beauty in that. As Everquest matured, it seemed obsessed with "balance", and I don't think balance is everyting. This goes for a lot of things in the game, including items. Originally, items had some character. Stats were different between them. Apparently the devs saw this as a bad thing because players may have ot hunt around for the right items. So they went over it with a spreadsheet, and thereafter all items looked almost identical. I could go on.

Sorry that's just how I see it. Overzealous developers always ruin games when given enough time. That's why players make emulators, or go to other games. They're chased away.

I think the main problem has to do with congestion in the content. The original game never anticipate the huge population that came afterward. They also never expected Everquest to last for more htna few years. So builtin from the start was a strong congestion problem. I think they tried to make lots of content to counter it, but it wasn't enough when servers were peaking at 2000+ population. With Project 1999 the problem is a bit different. Playrs have more knowledge now and that essentially increases the congestion, meaning even with a smaller population the Project 1999 server is similar to a high poulation server circa 1999-01. The other problem is Project 1999 is very old now. What's it, 10 years old? This means extremely high mudflation in the economuy. This means there're a lot of players entering into the raid scene, as well many high level players. It's much worse than it was in 2000-01. This further drives the congestion problems to extremes, meaning the players and devs are going to be in a constant state of tension and panic. Since devs are naturally anxious and overzealous in their work, it all leads predictably to what we see in most mature games and MMO's, since they all share a lot of these problems. The original magic is lost. It eventually leads to a stale game.

I'm glad I played this in 2010. I no longer consider it the same game. I think the devs and the players here have the best interests in mind and they're all good at heart. But nothing lasts forever, and try as we might to make some things last forever, they'll slowly die in our hands even as we fight back the darkness.

Regardless, without Project 1999, the world would be for the worse. I'm grateful this all happened. It's still worth keeping alive, IMHO. Why? Because so many MMO's go down the soloing, personal quest path. Even in tis current state, Project 1999 recalls a time when grouping wasn't assigned to a secondary role, or the end game.

stormlord 08-27-2019 07:52 PM


Originally Posted by Dark_Magic (Post 2890596)
While I appreciate the spirit of trying to make things more difficult in ToV, the mechanics that were implemented in this patch are heavy handed and ridiculously un-classic. All end-game content gets perfected and/or trivialized over time on TLP servers. It's the nature of the time-lock.

Randomly introducing perma-rooted dragons that summon at 100% after several years of guilds farming the zone with classic mechanics is a pretty lame solution to a non-existent problem. The mechanics of the zone were classic as they were. If we're going to throw the baby out with the bath water, let's see some warder loot and clicky mounts.

But it's not non-existent. It plagues the server. I agree, however, with the rest of your post. The biggest problems are the increasingly veteran players, mudflation (top-heaviness included) and the builtin problems from the start. The other issue is it mirrors the patches on live accurately, meaning it inherits everything--good and bad.

My opinion is we won't see real change and real magic without new, fresh MMORPGs. Things like Saga of Lucimia are what we need. Many of them. Not just a couple. However, if a couple is all we get then we have to appreciate it. There's a lot going on. So many choices to be made, and struggles to endure.

Evenso, I'm glad Project 1999 is here. They did a phenomenal job, and continue to do what they think is best. They deserve many thanks. I mean that honestly.

zauber 09-08-2019 09:46 AM

I am not a raider. I am a casual player (one of the leaders of DaP). I have a necro and enchanter alt. The inability to see my pet's health along with the mob he is killing's health makes it so difficult to judge when to heal my pet. I see this as a big blow to pet classes and maybe the end of pet classes. This makes me sad


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