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Forum: Blue Server Chat 01-30-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,992
Posted By Oakengroves
I remember this strange thing back in classic...

I remember this strange thing back in classic that does not happen with regularity here:

having one main character (and one or two lower-level alts, at most) and staying logged-into that character...
Forum: Blue Server Chat 01-30-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,992
Posted By Oakengroves
The classic argument in favor of a forced...

The classic argument in favor of a forced rotation is strong.

Everyone ignores the most intuitive argument, however:

Who in their right mind actually enjoys garbage like extended tracking,...
Forum: Blue Server Chat 01-30-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,992
Posted By Oakengroves
A gm-forced rotation is more classic than this...

A gm-forced rotation is more classic than this strange, bloated raid scene that has developed as a result of: (1) an endgame population that dwarfs classic levels; (2) mass information that was not...
Forum: Blue Server Chat 11-11-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,302
Posted By Oakengroves
OH, BRAVE NEW WORLD, WITH SUCH PEOPLE IN IT! ...

OH, BRAVE NEW WORLD, WITH SUCH PEOPLE IN IT!

THE NEW CLASSIC IS BORN!
Forum: Blue Server Chat 11-06-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 11,666
Posted By Oakengroves
How to fix most raid disputes on Project 1999: ...

How to fix most raid disputes on Project 1999:

(1) Release Velious [keep up that hard work, gentlemen];

(2) Solicit donations to support another server;

(3) Convert current blue to R-Blue...
Forum: Tanks 06-26-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,768
Posted By Oakengroves
This is a priceless treatise that must be...

This is a priceless treatise that must be published and submitted to the United Stats Library of Congress' rare collection.

We will treasure this well-founded wisdom for all time.
Forum: Blue Server Chat 06-25-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,094
Posted By Oakengroves
To flesh out the great Sleeper's Tomb PVP wipe...

To flesh out the great Sleeper's Tomb PVP wipe concept in greater detail, the server would only "end" [wipe], if the Sleeper is allowed to complete its entire cycle. If guilds can ban together and...
Forum: Blue Server Chat 06-25-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,094
Posted By Oakengroves
This is a novel concept that has compelling pros...

This is a novel concept that has compelling pros and cons. There is a certain amount of unfairness in wiping characters that people have spent hundreds of hours developing. But, such an action...
Forum: Blue Server Chat 02-18-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,337
Posted By Oakengroves
Shaman or Shadowknight?! Input Appreciated!

Hello,

I am considering rolling a Troll Shaman or Shadowknight as a new character. I have about 1K to spend on either for equipment. Unfortunately, my play time is limited, and I spend most of...
Forum: Blue Server Chat 12-19-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,246
Posted By Oakengroves
Thanks for the great, helpful feedback everyone. ...

Thanks for the great, helpful feedback everyone.

I will continue leveling my monk, having fun, and earning plat naturally along the way!
Forum: Blue Server Chat 12-18-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,246
Posted By Oakengroves
Apologies for the ambiguity. I am not...

Apologies for the ambiguity.

I am not interested in serious cash. I am more interested in gearing my monk decently with reasonable equipment. Realistic goals include a FBSS, IFS, and 55hp/5ac...
Forum: Blue Server Chat 12-18-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,246
Posted By Oakengroves
Monk Income Dilemma: Create Farming Character or Press Forward?

Hello everyone,

I have been playing casually on P1999 as a monk for the last couple of months and have reached level 25. I have had a wonderful time thus far, and have acquired a full set of...
Forum: Blue Server Chat 11-22-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,930
Posted By Oakengroves
Hyper editing for the win, baby.

Hyper editing for the win, baby.
Forum: Blue Server Chat 11-22-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,930
Posted By Oakengroves
Liberation comes when you realize that you define...

Liberation comes when you realize that you define what it is to "have" and what it is to "have not." Most of the highly successful raiders I knew during classic, myself included, focused so much on...
Forum: Blue Server Chat 11-22-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,930
Posted By Oakengroves
Agreed. I played on one sever dominated by a...

Agreed. I played on one sever dominated by a domineering poop-socking guild and several aspiring rivals. The drama was insufferable. I played on another server that used a rotation system. The...
Forum: Blue Server Chat 11-06-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 14,949
Posted By Oakengroves
Halls of Testing armor, the freeing up of Kunark...

Halls of Testing armor, the freeing up of Kunark boss mobs/epic quests, and the availability of non-boss Velious drops (Willsapper is a good example) really equaled the playing field in EQlive on my...
Forum: Blue Server Chat 11-06-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,877
Posted By Oakengroves
I am in the process of leveling up a druid (level...

I am in the process of leveling up a druid (level 14 now) and recently migrated from Qeynos to Freeport. Qeynos was far from dead, especially in Blackburrow. I had little trouble in grinding 1-14...
Forum: Blue Server Chat 10-31-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,507
Posted By Oakengroves
Thanks for all the feedback. I'm still...

Thanks for all the feedback.

I'm still really on the fence over the Monk and Necro. What remains not addressed is how well the monk can solo (untwinked) past 35ish. I doubt my monk would...
Forum: Blue Server Chat 10-31-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,507
Posted By Oakengroves
The ability to AFK safely with FD while soloing...

The ability to AFK safely with FD while soloing is a major reason for favoring Necro or Monk.

I also happen to love the monk class, and of all the caster classes, necro seems the most interesting....
Forum: Blue Server Chat 10-31-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,507
Posted By Oakengroves
Thanks for all the comments thus far. I'm still...

Thanks for all the comments thus far. I'm still concerned about the monk's ability to solo after level 30 or so (especially without gear).

Does anyone know how KOS a human necromancer...
Forum: Blue Server Chat 10-31-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,507
Posted By Oakengroves
New Player to Server: Class Choice Delimma

I have reviewed all leading treatises and learned Project 1999 materials regarding the "choice of class" issue for new P1999 players. Sadly, I still have a few questions and concerns. I played a...
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