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Relive the Classic Everquest Experience as it was from 1999 to 2001. Project 1999 is a free to play Classic Everquest Server, unaffiliated with Daybreak Game Company but operating under legal permission. Our goal is to restore the magic and difficulty of the original Everquest game, including the mechanics, interface, and challenges of Original Content, Kunark, and Velious. Project 1999 is the most popular and most accurate reincarnation of Old School Everquest.

Looking to Play Project 1999? Check out our Setup Guide. Looking for the latest Patch Files? Get them here: Project 1999 Patch Files (V53).
Green: Plane of Sky and Spell: Summon Corpse
Jul 28, 2020 - 6:32 PM - by Rogean
Hey all,

We've just done a quick reboot of the Splitpaw zone on Green. With this reboot we are implementing the following:

Spell: Summon Corpse is now a /list item. This will exist until Kunark. You must be a level 39 or higher Necromancer to join. You must not currently own the spell (Inventory or Scribed). The lockout is permanent. Anyone who has already looted the spell has been retroactively locked out.

Additionally, we are delaying the opening of the Plane of Sky until August 14th.

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Patch Notes: Friday, May 1st, 2020
May 01, 2020 - 1:49 PM - by Rogean
Item Removal: Several items that should not have been in the game prior to the Temple of Solusek Ro have been removed from inventories.

  • Rogean: Rewrote the Proc Chance formula to more accurately take attack speed into account, to achieve 2 Procs Per Minute given max Dexterity and regardless of attack speed. Dexterity still has a large affect on proc chance. In most cases, this has resulted in a slight increase in chance to proc.
  • Rogean: Players bound in North Karana before the appropriate timeline will now have their bind points changed to East Commonlands.
  • Telin: [Oct2001] Added missing 2H weapon upgrades and their original versions to timeline rules.
  • Telin: [Jun2001] Added several intermediate equipment upgrades to Velious timeline.
  • Telin: [Oct2001] Dragonspine Rapier, Baton of Flame, and Fist of Lightning will not drop until October 2001.
  • Telin: Baton of Flame has been reverted to its classic version.
  • Telin: Adjusted a Wizened Herb Collector and a Alchemist's Acolyte loot tables.
  • Telin: Improved classic accuracy of numerous loot tables in North Karana.
  • Telin: Faction adjustments for killing treants are a little less severe.
  • Telin: Added emotes to Narra Tanith and updated her loot table and spawn.
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Patch Notes: Sunday, April 19th, 2020
Apr 19, 2020 - 3:04 AM - by Rogean
Item Changes
The staff has been keeping an eye on how recharging has been affecting the use of various items on the server. Recharging is a mechanic that existed in Classic but was not very widely known or utilized. While this is not an issue in most cases, there are a few cases of it now being abused. Some examples of these items being used in a very unclassic and unintended way is an entire raid force using bags worth of an instant cast direct damage click items to blast a raid mob dead in less than a minute. Another situation is the use of these items to bypass the normal hate/aggro building mechanics of the game. Yet another case is the use of certain items to allow a low level player to defeat large groups of higher level mobs, effectively solo powerlevelling.

All of these are only possible because of the Recharge system, since it is simply a matter of cost (in some cases a very low cost) of being able to restore the max charges of the item. However, the staff has had several discussions and does not feel that disabling Recharging would be the right action to take at this time. Instead, we feel that it is better to identify the specific items that are being abused, and make balancing changes to them. This includes changing the buyback price (and in one case removing the ability to sell the item to merchants), and adding cast times to some of the items.

We will not be listing out the specific changes. Rather, players will need to discover them on their own.
  • Rogean: Resolved an issue with Bellycasting.
  • Rogean: Resolved an issue where group heal spells were generating way more aggro than they should.
  • Rogean: Adjusted Rune spell aggro to be more in line with direct healing spells.
  • Haynar: Added pathing fixes.
  • Haynar: Added spell and mob push fixes.
  • Haynar: Added a fix for when mobs summon players, that was not updating z position correctly.
  • Nilbog: Captain Hazran no longer cares for Vah`Shir weaponry.
  • Nilbog: Pike Fillets recipe corrected.
  • Nilbog: monstrous zombie is much larger.
  • Nilbog: Added many missing faction requirements for quest 'Rogue Errands'.
  • Nilbog: Decreased the chance to spawn Watchman Dexlin.
  • Nilbog: Togahn Sorast's, Carver Cagrek's quests are multiquestable.
  • Nilbog: 'Spirit Aid' quest should now work.
  • Nilbog: Treskar's quests should work much better. Added missing faction requirements.
  • Nilbog: Hukulk's, Ranjor's quests are multiquestable. Added missing faction requirements.
  • Nilbog: Pristine Lizard Scales no longer drop.
  • Nilbog: Chanda Miller's quests should work better.
  • Nilbog: runnyeye: a mimic no longer has a loot table.
  • Nilbog: Corrected an issue with paineel guild note on blue/red servers.
  • Nilbog: Corrected an issue causing many npcs to not display bad faction dialogue and/or hostile aggro messages.
  • Rogean: Resolved an issue with Vulak not casting AE's.
  • Rogean: Resolved an issue with Jorlleag casting Complete Heal without mana.
  • Nilbog/Rogean: Anyone completing the SoulFire quest from this point forward who is NOT a Paladin will recieve a SoulFire with 0 charges.
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Patch Notes: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Mar 25, 2020 - 5:08 PM - by Rogean
We are pushing out a small patch today to implement some pathing code changes, as well as an overhaul of the Zone Experience Modifiers (ZEMs).

Code Patch Notes
  • Haynar: Made changes to pathing which were causing large races to fall below World. This also caused mobs to fall through bridge at VP entrance, causing weird pathing in lava around zone in.
  • Haynar: Fixed a bug with spell and combat push, which could cause mobs to fall below world.
    • Update Friday, March 27th: The pathing changes have been reverted for now.

Zone Experience Modifiers
With today's patch we are doing a complete re-evaluation of the Zone Experience Modifiers (ZEMs) of all Classic-era Zones. These ZEMs have not been looked at for a long time on the project, and having looked at them, there was a lot of disparity between them. We feel that adjusting these will help restore some balance between underutilized and overutilized zones. The majority of zones are receiving a change to their value.

Starting with outdoor zones, we aimed for a baseline that all of these zones should be at. We then addressed dungeons and special zones, taking into consideration their risk vs reward and typical population numbers. This has resulted in the following changes.

Note that the ZEM is only one small part of a large formula that calculates overall experience gain. This includes other factors such as the number of members in a group, the con level of the mob, your race/class modifiers, and others. As a result, the actual change that you notice may be less than what is reflected below.

We will be keeping an eye on the results of these changes and may make further adjustments as necessary.


South Qeynos was not changed.
North Qeynos was increased by 33%.
Surefall Glade was not changed.
Qeynos Hills was increased by 33%.
Highpass Hold was increased by 25%.
High Keep was reduced by 25%.
North Freeport was increased by 33%.
West Freeport was increased by 33%.
East Freeport was increased by 33%.
Runnyeye Citadel was increased by 50%.
Western Plains of Karana was increased by 33%.
Northern Plains of Karana was increased by 33%.
Southern Plains of Karana was increased by 33%.
Eastern Plains of Karana was increased by 33%.
Gorge of King Xorbb was increased by 100%.
Blackburrow was increased by 25%.
Infected Paw was increased by 67%.
Rivervale was not changed.
Kithicor Woods was increased by 33%.
West Commonlands was increased by 33%.
East Commonlands was increased by 33%.
Erudin Palace was not changed.
Erudin was not changed.
The Nektulos Forest was increased by 33%.
Lavastorm Mountains was increased by 33%.
Halas was increased by 33%.
Everfrost was increased by 33%.
Solusek's Eye was reduced by 4%
Nagafen's Lair was reduced by 6%
Misty Thicket was increased by 33%.
Northern Desert of Ro was increased by 33%.
Southern Desert of Ro was increased by 33%.
Befallen was reduced by 22%.
Oasis of Marr was increased by 33%.
Toxxulia Forest was increased by 33%.
The Hole was increased by 50%.
Neriak Foreign Quarter was not changed.
Neriak Commons was not changed.
Neriak Third Gate was not changed.
Najena was reduced by 4%.
Qeynos Aqueduct System was increased by 25%.
Innothule Swamp was increased by 33%.
The Feerrott was increased by 33%.
Lost Temple of Cazic-Thule was increased by 76%.
Oggok was increased by 33%.
Rathe Mountains was increased by 33%.
Lake Rathetear was increased by 33%.
Grobb was not changed.
Greater Faydark was increased by 33%.
Ak'Anon was not changed.
Steamfont Mountains was increased by 33%.
Lesser Faydark was increased by 33%.
Crushbone was reduced by 22%.
Castle Mistmoore was reduced by 3%.
South Kaladim was increased by 33%.
Northern Felwithe was not changed.
Southern Felwithe was increased by 33%.
Estate of Unrest was reduced by 13%.
Kedge Keep was increased by 63%.
Guk (Top) was reduced by 17%
Ruins of Old Guk (Bottom) was reduced by 6%.
North Kaladim was increased by 33%.
Butcherblock Mountains was increased by 33%.
Ocean of Tears was increased by 33%.
Dagnor's Cauldron was increased by 33%.
Plane of Air was not changed.
Plane of Fear was not changed.
Permafrost Caverns was increased by 88%.
Kerra Isle was increased by 11%.
Paineel was increased by 33%.
Plane of Hate was not changed.
Erud's Crossing was increased by 33%.
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