Project 1999

Christian Campbell
Christian Campbell

Does anyone here play it?
I'm downloading it and want to join a guild ASAP.

All urls found in this thread:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_McQuaid
pantheonmmo.com/

Andrew Powell
Andrew Powell

Is this another game cashing in on nostalgia? Either way i like the graphics.

Liam Gonzalez
Liam Gonzalez

it's absolutely riddled with twinks last I checked. then again, it's been around for like 7 years now. that's longer than EQ was around before EQ2 showed up.

Angel Lewis
Angel Lewis

so from what i remember, isn't it something like Holla Forumsscape or Meridian 59 where some group hosts a separate serb from the original game?

Hudson Cook
Hudson Cook

Servers dead man, 8ch used to have a guild. But not enough players for it to be fun.

And the players that are on it are already all twinked out, impossible to catch

Jason Ortiz
Jason Ortiz

It says there's 1145 online right now. It was around 800 earlier today. That's decent enough for me.

Robert James
Robert James

I played this starting about 2 years ago everyday for several months, due to a long burning MMO-EQ itch that needed to be scratched.

I picked a class that was decent in EQ (wizard) and was basically useless as fuck the whole six months or so I played on p99. (due to balance)

Starting out:
You will not get into an "uber" guild.
if you pick the wrong class
You will never get into an "uber" guild.
in the end
You will have to buy epic pieces from "uber" guilds.

also drop rates on some shit like shaman spells are like 1 random drop every 2-3 months or more. it is so bad some people actually resort to buying platinum and end up getting banned for their efforts.

also the grind in this game is obscene. past level 56 (of 65) you will play an entire night for 1 blue (20% of a level). people hit max level after half a year usually of regular play.

with all the above shit talk – I did have fun, I played in a couple of ok guilds, twinked out an alt of every class with gear suitable for post 50s and generally just had a good time when I was in that mode.

play a cleric if you can stomach it. don't play a tank of any sort, absolutely consider an iskar monk if you can stomach solo or rogue whatever. do not roll a druid or wizard. shamans are good but expensive, rangers are shit. (pre PoP)

Noah Hill
Noah Hill

It's not good. I played it off and on for a while, got 2 characters into their mid-40s. Players can be broken down into 2 groups: 1. nostalgiafags who want to use historic, level-appropriate gear, group and kill shit while reminiscing and having fun and 2. twinked-out tryhard faggots who just want to plat farm and be drama whores. Guess which group is larger.

Also because progression is stalled (Velious still not ready last I played), you have a huge glut of players levels 50-60, making any sort of raiding, epic questing, or gear farming impossible for the non-connected player. If it sells for a few hundred plat or more, its camped by some mid-50s druid, 24/7. Hybrid classes are also severely gimped in terms of exp gain and abilities that was later fixed in velious eg human paladin = -40% exp. enjoy getting KS'd by stuck up lvl 20 rogues with epic and fungi tunic.

I miss EQ so fucking much

Liam Moore
Liam Moore

velious was live just after i started way over a year ago, xp for hybrids was removed, but they still suck because pre-PoP balance. everything else is more or less true.

Easton Cox
Easton Cox

Waste of dubs. It's Everquest private server you newfag

Angel Cruz
Angel Cruz

Oh sorry, never played any MMOs.

Asher Hill
Asher Hill

implying anyone here knows or has ever played everquest
Lotta WoW casuals here.

Gabriel Rogers
Gabriel Rogers

This. Like so many "Why do all MMOs suck?" and "The perfect MMO should be like/do X" threads, 99.9% of posters have nothing to contribute because their fondest MMO memories are from the very cancer that killed the genre.

Thomas Walker
Thomas Walker

Attempting to salvage this thread with a vid of the original tutorial zone.

Looking at this again and remembering how low poly and simple everything was makes me wonder why no fan remake/spiritual successor has been made yet. Hell, the backend is already in place through the eqemu project, just need a new client, new assets and "content", and we're in business.

Anyway, post what you feel made Everquest good and what would mechanics or whatnot would make it into a good spiritual successor.

Tyler Green
Tyler Green

I think the thing is from what I heard from another EQ-clone called SoD that sucked even worse, is that new content is ridiculously hard to add for some reason. Also, "new content devs" tend to make every old area obsolete when they do manage to make an area, in essence fucking up balance and thereafter all the fun of the game.

Joseph Martin
Joseph Martin

Although, it is amazing that there is not more mmo clones, but I guess it's just too massive an undertaking for a small-ish team.

Logan Lewis
Logan Lewis

SoD? google is failing me. I see some kind of "post-apoc zombie sandbox shooter" but idk if that's what you're talking about.

By new content, I mean new assets, items, quests, etc. to keep SOE's lawyers away, while still playing like "oh, this could be a EQ expansion."

I'd be willing to bet a handful of classes, a level cap of 10 or something, 3 zone (town, newbie zone, crushbone-tier "dungeon") proof-of-concept with slightly upgraded graphics while retaining the EQ feel would get kikestarted in a hurry but idk if that's just me.

The problem would be finding devs who actually "got" that feel. As in, ones that understood the difference between Vanilla thru Velious, and post-Velious EQ (hint: big shit like zone geometry style, character and mob models, fast travel, the bazaar, etc. since SoL), and don't just copy the terminal cancer era content.

Landon Jones
Landon Jones

How the fuck are you able to play at 19fps?

Lucas Smith
Lucas Smith

SoD = "State of Decay" Sandbox Survival Game.

but the SoD I'm talking about is, Shards of Dalaya – in fact the code is good and the changes are good but class balance is opposite of vanilla, and it made so that if you haven't been grinding AA for 5 years your a piece of shit forever. They have added new content once in a while and after the one god guild completes it they buff the bosses to make it harder for less geared guilds. The worst part is that as of a couple years ago it only had 200 people max online and you can box an alt, or rather another persons uber account so, new blood was never ever needed. DO NOT APPLY.

Connor Ross
Connor Ross

playing WoW with a Pentium 4 several years ago
would get 5-7 FPS in large raids
still put out high DPS and didn't die to stupid shit
It's like like having bad ping all the time: you adapt, compensate, and anticipate.

Ayden Hernandez
Ayden Hernandez

If he would just turn off particle effects and look down at the ground he might hit 30

Never heard of it before now. Reading up on it, looks like just a mod though. Appears to use the same zone geometry as well. Items are super generic, post-velious-like too, with virtually everything giving + all stats, + hp/mana. Old world items were charming in that they were virtually all crap, or come with minuses as well (-charisma, heavy weight, harsh class/race restrictions, etc.) I don't know what kind of game play they're going for though, so I won't judge it completely yet.

Austin King
Austin King

What do you guys think of pantheon: rise of the fallen, is it worth following? I never seriously played EQ, but they're saying a lot of things that sound good to me. For example, no in game maps.

Charles Phillips
Charles Phillips

try to suicide by drowning
drowning misses
I really hated EQ.

Zachary Phillips
Zachary Phillips

Hey guys, heres a better game.

Anthony Richardson
Anthony Richardson

that's by the EQ guy himself, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_McQuaid last I looked into that it was NEVER EVER, and his other couple of games weren't exactly hits either. Gonna watch at least some of this vid though tomorrow when I get up.

Anthony Ramirez
Anthony Ramirez

I never even realized Everquest Next got cancelled. I knew it would be a piece of shit or probably be a forever beta but hey.

Asher Nguyen
Asher Nguyen

Everquest losts it's soul right after SoV was released and they decideed to flip balance on every class.

Aiden Evans
Aiden Evans

Hey guys here's an even deader game

EQ consists solely of raidfags now, UO consists solely of PvPfags or RPfags.

Oliver Bennett
Oliver Bennett

I didn't actually look at OP pic until now and it reminds me that if you play a bard or enchanter with even a medicore ability level you will have your dick (virtually) sucked 24/7 on p99.

Daniel Allen
Daniel Allen

There are 1200 people online. That is more than a fucking retail sever IN 1999-2002

Ian Roberts
Ian Roberts

makes me wonder why no fan remake/spiritual successor has been made yet

It's called Pantheon: Rise of The Fallen. It's being made by Brad McQuaid, lead EQ1 designer. They're using Unity FUCK
pantheonmmo.com/

The gnomes are pretty spooky looking.

Landon Powell
Landon Powell

Here's some gameplay from June 23rd

John Gutierrez
John Gutierrez

did you not read the "I'm downloading it" part?

Xavier Lee
Xavier Lee

Yeah I saw, I had forgotten its existence entirely til another user mentioned it in this thread. It looks cool from what I've seen so far.

Unity
meh. It'll do, as long as it doesn't choke on large-scale raids with detail and effects turned up.

Hunter Watson
Hunter Watson

Is this the guy who sold his ass to SONY during the early EQ days?

Matthew Butler
Matthew Butler

989/Verant is Sony. They're spinoffs from the main SCEA brand. It uses the engine of an earlier game by Sony called Tanarus.

Think you have the wrong game.

Kevin Jackson
Kevin Jackson

Dude, Verant was bought by Sony in the early days of EQ.

Sebastian Robinson
Sebastian Robinson

They are Sony.

In April 1998, Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) was formed by merging parts of Sony Online Ventures with Sony Pictures Entertainment. Within a matter of months after this change, Sony Interactive Studios America was renamed 989 Studios. Towards the end of 1998, 989 Studios shifted its strategy to making only PlayStation console games. The company's computer game and online development branch spun off, initially named RedEye Interactive, and then soon after renamed Verant Interactive.

Jacob Cruz
Jacob Cruz

should have been named browneye

har, har

Jeremiah Bell
Jeremiah Bell

Do not play Project 1999, they have reservations on raid loot. You can literally be banned if you loot a raid boss unless you have permission from the GMs because they run the game like a friends and family circle jerk.

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