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Old 04-28-2018, 11:29 AM
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Announcing - EverQuest: Battle Royale

A custom EverQuest PvP server that aims to provide the ultimate sandbox PvP experience.

Featuring a roguelike loot system, PvP at any level range, a low level cap, and a RNG-based progression system, this server is designed from ground up to be enjoyable for any EQ player, whether they have tried PvP or not.
In true battle royale fashion, there are rapid season resets and wipes. This, plus the lower level cap, means everyone will always be on a near-equal level playing field.
Experience EverQuest PvP as it was intended to be - chaotic, small-scale, and with the backing of the TAKProject code, database and client... era-accurate for Classic EverQuest.

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No boxing, strict 1 IP limit - the world is yours and yours alone to travel through.
Periodic character wipes - This is so the playing field is evened out every so often, and to keep the experience fresh and populated. Plus, with characters being temporary, there is no commitment to trying the game out.
Rogue-like, full item/coin loot system - Kill your enemies and loot their corpses. Or loot the NPCs that they are killing, and then kill them. Band together with your friends and pillage the world of its treasures. The world is a sandbox, and you must choose your allies carefully.
Small world map - the world of EverQuest is too big, and PvP is often scarce. We've shrunk it down so there's less places to hide.
Bags are no longer safe - You can loot entire bags full of items from your slain enemies. The only thing that will save you is a bank.
Classless system - All players are able to use and scribe any spell scroll, dual wield any item, and track down their enemies. Beware, for when you die, you lose knowledge of all your learned arts.
Gate functionality changed - The Gate spell now has a cast time of 30 seconds. Beware your enemies if you choose to use it.
Only one safe town - North and South Qeynos. This zone is considered a Haven zone, to let you get your bearings before you go out into the world and start PvPing. There is a translocator in the town that will teleport you to a random location, however, if you ask him nicely.. in case the Qeynos Hills are too much for you.
Player names obscured - Remember that saying that you aren't a number... you're a free man? Well, guess what boss; you're a number. You'll have to introduce yourself to your friends in order to find out who they are. Communication will be a big part of the game.
Group restrictions enabled - You must be targeting your groupmember to successfully invite someone to join your group. It's a mutual bond, or partnership... or temporary alliance to kill that guy who stole your wolf.
RNG-based loot system - NPCs throughout the world will have a chance to drop exceedingly rare items during your travels, ranging from armor, to spell scrolls, to weapons, to temporary 'artifact' items that players will have to band together to covet for their group of friends. Spell scrolls will never exceed the level cap.


The project currently is not released and is in development. There will be Twitch livestreams detailing the progress and development of the server, so I encourage you to follow my twitch, located at http://twitch.tv/ShySecrets

When the project is closer to completion, I will be announcing a launch date so that everyone can prepare ahead of time to play.

A discord channel is available for the server below. Please join if you're interested in following the project, or have any questions.

https://discord.gg/zBASPD4

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Old 04-29-2018, 01:33 PM
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Old 04-29-2018, 02:33 PM
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sounds like a rather daring and creative project.
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Old 04-30-2018, 06:11 PM
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http://eqbattleroyale.com

Website is online.

There will be a limited testing period of the current gameplay mechanics this weekend, starting Friday, May 4th 2018 at 9PM EST, until morning time on Monday, May 7th 2018. Please see the instructions located in the #getting-started channel for information on how to set up your account and client. The #technical-help channel should be used if you cannot get the game client to run.

https://discord.gg/zBASPD4
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Old 04-30-2018, 07:43 PM
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Sounds awesome, but I hope you don't get sued by PUBG! LOL
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Old 04-30-2018, 10:38 PM
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I'm going to open up the server for some testing tonight thru Thursday. Everything will be wiped on Thursday evening in preparation for the weekend test and locked again Thursday night until Friday. I simply need people hammering the server before then so the testing period goes smoothly and we can focus on core mechanics during the weekend test instead of crash-fix-hunting.
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Old 05-02-2018, 11:10 AM
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Hey guys,

Quick reminder that I am wiping this Thursday evening, and going to launch a test on Friday evening. Most of the major issues have been resolved, and it's in a state where I feel comfortable with launching a test.

Feel free to join the discord and talk with us and pre-game for the first launch event, as well as get technical support about setting up the game client and instructions on getting started. In the case Discord isn't your thing, the website is also listed below.

https://discord.gg/mJZUUBm

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http://eqbattleroyale.com

Note that the test on the weekend is actually now going to be a two-week long test. If things work out, every other Friday will be wipes and the server will continue indefinitely.

See you there!
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:49 AM
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How did the testing for this go?
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Old 05-03-2018, 03:27 PM
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How did the testing for this go?
It's very low population right now.

I don't expect a huge turnout for the pre-alpha, but it's working very well and just needs more folks trying it out after the next wipe.
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Old 05-03-2018, 06:07 PM
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I logged on there last night, just to look at that whole "you're a number" thing, haha
That was unique. I killed a few rodents in the start zone and looted a skellie pet spell.
I could live with that kind of loot :P
The Tak client is not one of my favourites. I'm too much of a lost nerd without a map.
But that server looks like it's going to be awesome
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Old 05-03-2018, 10:23 PM
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Server is closed for a wipe, and will be live again on Friday, May 4th 2018, at 9pm EST.

Get your bodies ready!
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Old 05-04-2018, 11:40 AM
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Some changes for the release today. The goal is to make things more accessible for new players, less jarring when you die and generally more on an even-level playing field for everyone:

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* Food / Drink have returned to merchants. The changes to fishing are still in.
* Races who can normally use kick can once again use kick.
* Players now start with a Short Halberd*, which is a 2 handed slashing weapon with 8 dmg / 51 delay for jousting purposes in PVP.
* Players now start with a Fire Wedding Ring*, which is a +55 hp ring with 5 ac. The intent with this item is to make initial leveling & general pvp less brutal for players so that they do not get one shot by spells early on.
* There will later be quests ingame to upgrade the Fire Wedding Ring* and Short Halberd* which involve a mixture of PVP and PVE goals.
* Added a Backpack* to new players. It has Large capacity, and 8 slots.
* Players now start with a Club* and Club* has had its damage/delay changed to 3/24.
* Droprates for global mobs per-level-range have been increased to 50% for a single drop and 35% for an additional drop. This is to make re-gearing upon death less brutal.
* Lord Elgnub in Blackburrow's snake pit has had his HP doubled, class changed to Warrior, and spell list removed. He has significant buffs to one of his resists. He is considered the 'boss' NPC, and drops hotly contested items. Will you be the one to slay him?
* Portal/Gate spells have been removed from global loot tables.
* The level range on PVP has been increased to +/- 4. (up from +/- 3)
* Starting spells are now scribed and memmed on character creation as opposed to having to scribe/mem them on first login.
* Kick can now be used by races that can normally not use the ability, starting at level 5.
* Captain Rohand in South Qeynos now sells (for free) the Short Halberd, Club, Dagger, Fire Wedding Ring, and Backpack for players who have lost theirs.
* Short Halberd, Club, Dagger, Fire Wedding Ring, and Backpack (with * in their name) are now lore.
* Various Qeynos area quests have had their EXP gain removed.
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Old 05-05-2018, 02:05 PM
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Added a Backpack* to new players. It has Large capacity, and 8 slots
That will be blessing
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Old 05-07-2018, 08:24 PM
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May 18th is looking like a good time for our target release date. Characters from the testing period will be wiped on that day.

Lots of good changes. Quick reminder to check out the discord, as updates happen daily regarding development.

https://discord.gg/mJZUUBm
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:23 PM
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As a reminder, there will be a character progression (level) and skills wipe on May 18th. Players who have participated in testing will be reset to level 1 on this date. Scribed Spells and Gear will remain from the testing period as a way of saying 'thank you' to those who were dedicated to testing.

The server will be officially completing the test phase on May 18th, at 12pm EST. It will be locked until hosting is transferred to a new location. The estimated downtime will be about 9-12 hours.

Here's the latest patch notes:

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An HP regen bonus is now active, and functions similar to meditate. It requires you to sit (or be on a horse) and out of combat.
A mana regeneration bonus is now in for sitting players. It requires you to sit (or be on a horse) and out of combat to get the full effect, otherwise standard meditate bonus is applied.
Secrets - 05/09/2018
The Gnoll Slayer quest now rewards Greater Healing for the intermediate reward and Superior Healing for the final reward.
Efreeti Lord Djarn and The Ghoul Lord now have a 15% chance to drop Complete Healing on death, in lieu of their normal drops.(edited)
May 10, 2018
Secrets - Last Thursday at 12:08 PM
The following spells once again have their normal duration against NPCs.
* Fear
* Invoke Fear
* Tangling Weeds
* Charm
* Mesmerization
* Mesmerize
The following spells have had their level requirements reduced:
* Superior Healing - 34 (was 57)
* Greater Healing - 29 (was 54)
Secrets - Last Thursday at 1:38 PM
* Qeynos NPCs 'witness check' no longer checks dots for aggro. You can be dotted next to a guard, they won't care.
* Allowed OOC to use "nicknames" instead of "Someone" when the player uses /surname at level 20.
May 12, 2018
Secrets - Last Saturday at 1:40 PM
Pet procs have been re-added and now have different spell lists:
-Fire pet: DS only, higher white damage/lower hp
-Water pet: Attacks only, medium hp/white damage
-Earth pet: Root only, medium hp/low white damage
-Air pet: Invis only, highest white damage / lower hp
-Enchanter pets - Now uses enchanter spell sets, low mana pool
-Necro/SK pets - Now uses shadowknight spell sets, low mana pool
May 13, 2018
Secrets - Last Sunday at 10:47 AM
A brazier that leads to the Plane of Hate has been added at the top of the spectre tower in the Oasis of Marr, on top of the drawing of the Chelsith stone.(edited)
May 14, 2018
Secrets - Last Monday at 6:04 PM
New version of files are up now, and can be found at https://tinyurl.com/eqbrfiles. If you are getting disconnected on login, this is why. THIS IS REQUIRED TO PLAY.
* Discs are now enabled, all of them are available starting at level 45 and drop randomly from 45+ mobs and the global table. They occupy a spell slot, and require a refresh before being active.(edited)
* NPCs that are in North Qeynos or South Qeynos will no longer drop any spell from the global loot table at an alarming rate.
Lady Vox, Lord Nagafen, Cazic-Thule and Innoruuk have been reduced in difficulty significantly, but still should pose a challenge to a group of 2-6 players.
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