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Old 05-03-2023, 12:08 PM
Fire Beetle
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 1
Default One of the best Emu servers I've ever played on

Being an old school player, I never got past Velious and always went back to TLP Live just to relive the classic era.

I've been looking for an TLP style Emu server for a long time. I do not have the time to do 50 men + raids anymore and really wanted to experience more expansions but at my own pace. I was so happy when I read about this server however it really it hooked me in when I started playing.

Not only was the community amazing and helpful in every way, but they make you feel at home. My buddy Cork and I have been playing on this server for about 2 months now and we cannot get enough. Playing almost every day just to work on AA or Best in Slot gear just so we can try and 6-man Sleeps tomb or Emp in SSRA.

We all have those memories from EverQuest that just stayed with us over the years and I am very happy to share a new one that was made on this server.

Cork and I (Lozz) where down in sleepers tomb about to kill the 4 warders and we had the whole server rooting for us and even offering help. we really wanted to test our self's and our group setup, when we finally killed all 4 Warders just his 3 toons and my 3 toons it was an amazing feeling of accomplishment. One of those old school EQ memories I will never forget and it all happened here on Retribution.

Thank you
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Old 05-04-2023, 06:49 AM
Kutark Validus
Fire Beetle
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1

I know im a little late to the game here, but i just wanted to say, this server reignited my passion for EQ, and also taught me that "custom" servers weren't the festering dumpster fires i always assumed they would be!

I think Aeventh has some amazing ideas as well as the community on how to create our own progression past POP, and im excited to see what that will bring!
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Old 05-18-2023, 09:17 PM
Fire Beetle
Join Date: Jul 2022
Location: Norrath
Posts: 20

Greetings friends!

To celebrate our 6 months anniversary, Retribution will be launching it's first fabled raid encounter, tomorrow night at 9PM EST! The server will come down at 8:30PM in preparation for this launch and some other important changes (details below)!

To access this raid, each player will need to defeat Quarm AFTER the server comes back up. It's gonna be *hot*.

Additionally, after collecting feedback from new players and veteran players alike over the course of the last six months, some big decisions have been made in terms of gear balance. Beginning tomorrow, Rose Colored gear will now receive 50% of the spell power of its Apocryphal counterpart.

This change should smooth the power curve for the individual player at each tier and generally make the experience before BiS a more enjoyable one.

Furthermore, we have come to the understanding that Wisdom casters/hybrids are at a large disadvantage at different points throughout expansion progression due to itemization and the lack of spell power on Wisdom gear. While MOST spell power will still come from Intelligence, ANY piece of gear that DOES NOT already have a spell power bonus from Intelligence will now receive spell power at 50% the rate from Wisdom.

This change further smooths the power curve across multiple expansions in a great way without adding to end game power creep due to hard caps on total spell power.

We hope that you will join us in cheering on our heroes as they adventure into new, Fabled encounters.

Prospective new player note: there is currently a 25% server wide exp bonus active now through the end of the month!
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Old 09-04-2023, 08:36 PM
Fire Beetle
Join Date: Jul 2022
Location: Norrath
Posts: 20

With our recent stream of new players it seems like now is a great time to make an update!

Since my last post, we've:

- Steadily climbed to 147 average players online.
- Migrated to an even faster server (incredibly fast zone times).
- Implemented a slew of bug fixes and changes based on player feedback (see Discord).
- Continued with class balance passes and play throughs focused on new player UX.
- Brought on a new and talented Dev
- Maintained a 100% uptime for over a month for the first time.

And are currently amidst a 25% server wide exp bonus (that runs until the 17th).

If you haven't checked us out yet, we also recently updated our FAQ based on new player feedback.

If you have any questions, feel free to hit us up in Discord <3
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Old 11-12-2023, 08:42 PM
Fire Beetle
Join Date: Jul 2022
Location: Norrath
Posts: 20

Greetings adventurers!

Before I tell you all about some fun things we have in store to celebrate our one year anniversary, I just wanted to thank you all for being a part of this wonderful community.

Every suggestion, every bug report, every donation, every kind word and helping hand has helped make Retribution what it is today- and I am incredibly proud.

Here are the patch notes that went live approximately 30 minutes ago:

- Many misc quest and bug fixes (details found in Discord).
- Many NPC visual overhauls/polish.
- Droga and Nurga are finally populated again! Classic spawns and drops for Droga and Nurga should be active once again.
- The Purveyor of Glamour has come to the Bazaar! Turn *any* weapon or shield into an ornament that looks exactly like it! Please note: converting an item to an ornament WILL eat the item.
- The bazaar translocation map has a few new locations: Everfrost, Field of Bone, Scarlet Desert, and Western Wastes.
- More classic items are now available, like the legendary Box of Abu-Kar!
- A Fading Ally has appeared in the bazaar giving clues as to the phased event that begins today!

Additionally, a 25% exp bonus is now in effect!

If you haven't checked out Retribution yet, now is a great time
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Old 11-18-2023, 08:28 PM
Fire Beetle
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4
Default Easy to recommend this one!

Chiming in to say I've had an absolute blast playing here for the last few months. It's hard to find a private EQ shard that balances challenge with light custom changes, and I think this one does that.

Progression feels like it goes at a good pace, with some QOL and capability to buy out-of-era gear from other players if you want it, and otherwise you get a solid feeling of re-visiting old zones (and trying some you might have missed) without speeding through them in 30mins. Another nice feature is DZs everywhere important, so if there's a boss you want to kill you can fire up your own zone of it.

Most of all, it's the community I love. There's a LOT of helpful people, always shouting out and offering a hand with progression, or simply advice.

Very easy recommend, and an absolutely lovely experience all around with both staff and other players!
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