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Everquest Fan Server Is Going To Party Like It's 1999

Poorna Shankar Updated: Posted:
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In a forum post, via RPS, it looks like one fan server is going to host a PvE version of Everquest as it was in 1999.

Called Project 1999: Green, the server will go live on October 25, 2019. According to the forum post by Project Manager nilbog,

“Project 1999 Green is a new PVE server without any patches or expansions enabled upon release. Old-style mechanics and drops will be enabled, including legacy items such as Guise of the Deceiver and Manastone. The server will then progress through all patches on the same timeline as Everquest's original launch, all the way up to the last patch in Velious. This means that based on an October 2019 launch date, the following are a few major timeline changes:

* January 2020: Plane of Fear

* April 2020: Plane of Hate

* May 2020: Temple of Solusek Ro opens / Legacy items cease to drop

* August 2020: Plane of Sky

* November 2020: Ruins of Kunark

* April 2021: Epics

* July 2021: Scars of Velious

* The above list is not exhaustive; each month will have unlocks of patches from March 1999 to December 2001.”

The green server will eventually merge into the blue server and begin again. However, this merge is not expected to happen for at least six months after the last patch in velious (January 2023).

A brief public beta will be held once hardware has been secured for the green server. Check out the full post here.


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Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.