Someone should make a better alternative to EQ EMU

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PEQ isn't a sandbox or a play server,
Hence the word 'like'. And almost everyone on that server is playing it for fun. And in their own way. Almost like it is a sandbox server.

P99 has plenty of non-classic changes in it. PBAOE'ing, hate list mechanics, GM-enforced first to engage system, and selective nerfs to items they deemed too powerful for the 'raid scene'. These are all decisions made by management on that server.
Yeah and RMT Manastones.

If that 'someone' who was capable existed, and cared enough to do it for free, don't you think they would have done it by now?
They still might. There were successful servers before Rogaine showed up. Everyone just seems to go with the flow now.

Maybe consider starting a livejournal on how much your life sucks without the perfect EverQuest experience.
Or you know... post on an MMO forum... like this... ? Also the perfect EQ experience would never exist for me unless I made it myself. I hate raiding and every server is full of raiding. I have better games to play.
 

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I really can't even tell what he's asking for other than a better login experience.
 
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the fact that you said this after three pages of bitching... man...
I still had fun on some of the servers even though they aren't perfect. I would have more fun if shit worked better and there were more options or at least better options. And more players.

There would be more players if each server was more like the good ones that have their own logins and their own patcher.

I really can't even tell what he's asking for other than a better login experience.
It is the account creation. You create an account and it asks that you verify the account via SMS, but the SMS text thing doesn't work, so the account stays unverified and some accounts become fucked just from that... without you even doing anything, the account will become "Unverified" and you can't do anything with it, and this can happen randomly after you have played a character for 2 years. And if you forget your password there is no recovery, that account and all characters on that account (it could be dozens of characters) are lost forever.

That is just the creation side of it. On PEQ people box raids themselves, but to log in 24 characters or whatever takes ages and is a total pain. But there is a way to do it automatically but it will only work if you convert the EQ Emu account to a PEQ account. But this doesn't always work so you end up with some accounts converted and some not. And when you finally start playing you find missing mobs and mobs that have their spawn point inside a wall, so you report it on one server and it gets fixed but on another server it is still borked. So you report it there and get ignored. etc..etc..

Basically things could be better but probably never will because all devs have god complexes and sore butts.
 

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I've setup the sms verification and recovered passwords. Sounds like you can't computer my man.
 
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Thanks for the good answers.

I can offer you some finer details. (these are just quickly off the top of my head)

* AC was hardcapped until PoP, so it's softcapped on TLPs. The overcap returns are also more forgiving than PoP era returns. Certain loot like Vulak and AoW loot was given ridiculous amounts of AC with the hardcap in mind, so these items are now super powerful.
* Player combat skill caps were increased significantly. (1h slash, offense, defense, etc)
* Sometime around Omens, Sony significantly increased the damage of level 1-50 spells.
* Monk fist damage is of course much higher now.
* FD is ez-mode now with 2 minute mem wipes.
* TLPs of course have instancing, which means every guild gets buckets and buckets of raid loot with no contesting. Mobs don't even respawn inside the instances, so the challenge of having to deal with respawns is gone. (e.g. protectors of growth in growthplane)
* Many non-instanced raid boss respawn timers were cut in half.
* I don't know if they fixed it yet, or even want to, but warders weren't even working in the VT instance.
* The newer clients allow you to see underwater very far away, making zones like PoWater easier and ruining the atmosphere.
* Some zone NPCs have easier mob stats. (e.g. some Kael trash have lower hp, hit less)
* PoP NPCs expansion-wide ALL hit around 5% less damage for whatever stupid reason.
* New tradeskill interface makes raising trades ez-mode. New recipes with overpowered items remain. (I think)
* The resist curve was reworked just before PoP's launch, making pre-PoP content a bit easier.
* The NPC 'forget' distance was globally lowered to 600 units, which means NPCs will ignore you if you run 3x spell range from them.
* Pets were granted a bunch of mitigation and ATK.
* Focus effects on items pre-Luclin. (TAKP has this and a couple other things I list here)
* Rampage and Flurry are a bit less threatening than they used to be.
* Zone revamps nobody likes. Half the old classic zones are gone. The new Bazaar is the most hideous monstrosity I've ever seen.

I believe TLPs disabled the free Veteran's Enhancement AAs and the Innate Felstrike bullshit. I just want to mention these because they are Fing retarded and trivialize the normal servers. (well, Mercs do more so)

Of course there is also that store, which allows you to buy exp potions, which kills the level race.
 
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I've setup the sms verification and recovered passwords. Sounds like you can't computer my man.
On EQ Emu? And was it within the last year? I got told by one of them on their chat room a few weeks ago that it was all impossible. (I did it 2 years ago and it worked but things have broken since then)
 

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Wow, i had wondered what they did to undo all the ez moding. What pre-pop is instanced?
 

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Wow, i had wondered what they did to undo all the ez moding. What pre-pop is instanced?

On the EQLive progression servers, basically every zone with a raid mob in it has an instance version.
 

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On the EQLive progression servers, basically every zone with a raid mob in it has an instance version.
Wait, you're saying, Permafrost, Dreadlands and ToV are instanced in live servers?
 

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Sorta related to instancing, EQLive also put in this thing kinda like EQ2 where if one zone has a bunch of people it auto-creates another instance of the zone for people to choose from.

Tons of people were sploiting the fuck out of that for awhile doing nameds only.
 

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They are instanced on Progression servers only. You walk up to a kedge fish-man NPC in an adjacent zone and talk to him to make an instance, which he teleports you into. So there are kedge-men all over the place on TLPs.

More specifically, what they did to raid bosses to make them not fall over instantly, is grant them a perma buff called 'Mitigation of the Mighty' which multiplies max hp, damage, armor class, to-hit, increases regen, and mitigates spell and melee damage done to them. I hate it because it makes parsing NPCs much more difficult as I need to adjust for them to determine their real stats.
 

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why hasn't anyone doxxed the P99 fags yet and taken their database by force?
 

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i say OP should undertake this great task. Do it better like you think it should be. Only you dont even realize the extent in which you don't comprehend what you want.


also, its free everquest. and it has cycled its content so many god damn times, how much more do you need to experience the world of eq?

I mean after playing through eq once i feel kind of meh about it now. The second was even less. What more is there to do with this?
 
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why hasn't anyone doxxed the P99 fags yet and taken their database by force?
I wondered that too. I guess they have it locked down.

i say OP should undertake this great task. Do it better like you think it should be.
What is with tards today thinking you can't criticize something without making it better yourself? With that logic there would be no movie or video game reviews, or anything else. Get a grip.

how much more do you need to experience the world of eq?
I don't really care about the world, I have seen it all before. I just like the way the combat and some of the classes work. Some group content is really great in EQ when you play it with people or box it yourself. Raiding ruins everything though imo.
 

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So this thread should be renamed to "Qwerty's Eqemu review thread?"

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