My Return To An Old Classic
Read more about my adventures through Norath in part 2: The Saga Continues Part 2: My Return To EverQuest (Project 1999)
The other day I wrote a long post about The failures of modern day MMOs and throughout the process nostalgia kicked in. Much of what I wrote about touched topics surrounding the old classic EverQuest and what made it so special. Fortunately enough, the classic experience I remember is still available, albeit not through SOE.
According to their website: Relive the classic Everquest MMORPG Gaming Experience as it was in 1999 and onward. Project 1999 is a free to play Emulated Everquest Server giving Players the opportunity to experience Classic EQ Once again, starting with the original 3 continents and a max level of 50, with the look and feel of the old interface and several modifications making game mechanics similar to how the game used to be. Project 1999 is the best and most popular classic Everquest experience.
This seemed too good to be true! Classic everquest, not the watered down, noob friendly progression servers with overpowered newbie quest armor and everything working on easy mode. True classic everquest, at least as close as you can get these days. After wondering how many people would actually be investing their time in an emulated server I set it up. Sure enough the server select screen told me everything I needed to get excited.