Project 1999

Go Back   Project 1999 > Green and Teal Community > Green and Teal Discussion

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-24-2020, 01:18 PM
Castle2.0 Castle2.0 is online now
Planar Protector

Castle2.0's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,680
Arrow P99 Record: Fastest Level 1-50 (Video)

Record Time: 3 hours, 13 minutes, 52 seconds
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw5PXM9VsPA

Raw footage, no edits, no music, just proof

Q&A
  • Q: How many scrolls did you turn in and how many do you have left?
  • A: 1,729 and 618, respectively
  • Q: If you turned them all in what level would you get?
  • A: 53
  • Q: Why did you do this?
  • A: I like seeing how things work and what is possible. I've set some records and done some fun stuff like being #1 DPS in Vanilla era on Green, getting the first Priest of Discord solo kill on Green, and inventing the Manadance™. I wanted to do the fastest 1-60. Due to change in scroll exp and the amount of exp needed at 53+ being shown to be incorrect, that wasn't possible with the quest exp items I gathered. Business has been busy so I decided to go for 1-50. I did it to set a speed record. Not to be the most efficient, get a yellow text or whatever. If you understand that, the run makes sense.
  • Q: What about your skills?
  • A: Most spell casting skills are maxed now. Melee skills are over 100. It doesn't take as long as people think, and a shaman with high ac, fungus tunic, regen, and slow can easily facetank Ice Giants at 50 with 0 defense to get your defense up.
  • Q: How long did it take you to buy/camp all those scrolls? Should you add this to your time?
  • A: Longer than it takes a drag racing car to fuel up before a race, but less time than it took Usain Bolt to train to run his world record 100M dash. No.
  • Q: What about people that can do 1-50 in a day or two? That's not much slower.
  • A: As a fast but nowhere close to Olympic material sprinter, I ran an 11.7s 100m in high school. Usain Bolt's world is only 18% faster than mine. Let that soak in. The gap from one level to the next is exponential 10s and 9.58s is a world away. 11s and 9.58s is a universe away.
  • Q: Do you think your record will be broken?
  • A: It's possible, but unlikely. My strategy and our execution could both be improved on for sure, but only minimally. I would be happy for someone to do it and stretch our minds even more on what's possible.
  • Q: How did you keep track of everything?
  • A: Google sheets with multiple tabs. With almost 700 mules, I needed to know the name, location, and scroll inventory of every mule. I needed to calculate exp based on race/class modifiers and the base exp table. This would be an entirely new thread if I exhaustively shared this information.
  • Q: Did you learn anything or have any insights to share?
  • A: I learned some excel/google sheets tricks. I became better at logistics. I certainly grew in my patience and perseverance. It was an incredible, but challenging experience. I'd put it up there with my training for and competing in a 100km trail race and reading a nearly, 2,000 page book for a certification. My insight is that any goal is achievable if you break it down and press on with resolve. I also learned a few EQ tricks. One I call the "corpse centipede." I'll have to share that in another thread some day.
  • Q: You're on Norrathian television and all elven eyes are on you. Is there anything else you want to say to the people watching at home?
  • A: Stretch your mind. Stretch your will. Set crazy goals and go after them. Read the Slight Edge by Jeff Olson. Read Scroll #3 from the book The Greatest Salesman in the World.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!
  #2  
Old 12-24-2020, 01:25 PM
uygi uygi is offline
Fire Giant


Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 779
Default

All that... for an ogre shaman. You could've turned them in in real time instead of corpsing them for 6-8 weeks.

Reroll iksar IMO.
__________________

Myuharin <Black Lotus> & Myuharin the Revenant
Quote:
Originally Posted by azeth View Post
6 hybrids in one group.. i believe you may actually LOSE experience per kill.
  #3  
Old 12-24-2020, 01:55 PM
HalflingSpergand HalflingSpergand is offline
Planar Protector

HalflingSpergand's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2020
Posts: 1,404
Default

Nice exploit

Grats bud, u needed this
  #4  
Old 12-24-2020, 02:02 PM
OuterChimp OuterChimp is offline
Sarnak

OuterChimp's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: USA
Posts: 299
Default

Good job mah dude. No way am I watching a 3 hours video. Git gud and do it in under 5 minutes next time and I'll watch it!
  #5  
Old 12-24-2020, 02:09 PM
Caroll Caroll is offline
Kobold


Join Date: Jun 2020
Posts: 178
Default

This isn't a record. Not even close.
  #6  
Old 12-24-2020, 02:10 PM
madgarin madgarin is offline
Kobold


Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 145
Default

Now add in all the time spend gathering, corpsing, and organizing, then you will have the true leveling time. Not including this negates any attempt to claim a record.
Last edited by madgarin; 12-24-2020 at 02:12 PM..
  #7  
Old 12-24-2020, 02:13 PM
Castle2.0 Castle2.0 is online now
Planar Protector

Castle2.0's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,680
Default

Thanks for the positive feedback folks.

Caroll, if you believe a faster 1-50 time on P99 exists, feel free to share a link to the proof [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.]

Madgarin
Quote:
Q: How long did it take you to buy/camp all those scrolls? Should you add this to your time?
A: Longer than it takes a drag racing car to fuel up before a race, but less time than it took Usain Bolt to train to run his world record 100M dash. No.
  #8  
Old 12-24-2020, 02:18 PM
madgarin madgarin is offline
Kobold


Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 145
Default

Your claim of the record is like an author claiming it took 2 hours to write a novel. Yes, typing it out may have taken 2 hours, but the revisions, rewrites, and outlining occupied years in many cases. Sorry your record claim is invalid. Happy holidays.
  #9  
Old 12-24-2020, 02:19 PM
magnetaress magnetaress is offline
Planar Protector

magnetaress's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Inside of you.
Posts: 5,089
Default

Nice minmap.

Also can you please brighten the video?

WHo logged in the mules??? and were you boxing?

700 mules wouldn't have happened in 1999, how did you get that many email addresses and why weren't they banned when the project suddenly inflated 700 characters scrollmuleone scrollmuletwo?

Music would have been nice.
Last edited by magnetaress; 12-24-2020 at 02:27 PM..
  #10  
Old 12-24-2020, 02:23 PM
Castle2.0 Castle2.0 is online now
Planar Protector

Castle2.0's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,680
Default

Mad Gary,

I'll make sure to include the time it took me to install EQ too. But I may as well include a decade or so for accumulation of game knowledge time.

You're right, Usain Bolt's 9.58s is not legit. He pretty much started in 1986. Cheater.

Can you please provide me your official email at the Elven Record Governing Board to submit my new time for your official approval?
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:20 AM.


Everquest is a registered trademark of Daybreak Game Company LLC.
Project 1999 is not associated or affiliated in any way with Daybreak Game Company LLC.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.