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  • #3526

    iance
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    Project 2002 – The Age of Al’Kabor

    I am here to tell you about our EverQuest Emulator Server, P2002. Here at P2002 we strive to emulate the best era of EverQuest, the Planes of Power. We have a motivated staff with the intention of releasing content in a timely manner to avoid congestion and stagnation of the server at all costs.

    P2002 was launched on 20th of March, the Ruins of Kunark expansion followed on 19th of June. Besides that we have also launched Optional Odus Zones (The Warrens, Stonebrunt Mountains and the Hole), Shar Vahl and Shadeweaver’s Thicket (which means Vah’Shir and Beastlords are both available), the Nexus, the Bazaar and the Plane of Knowledge. The work on Velious has officially begun, and we are currently targeting a late autumn/early winter release date.

    Our server is based on the Open Source Codebase started by EQMac Emu, which in turn originated with Project EQ and the EQ Emulator Community. Without their years of combined work this project would not be possible. Our gratitude goes out to everyone involved in getting the game to the point it is today.

    If you want to find out more about the team and people behind this project, please visit http://p2002.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=148

    “The Vision”

    P2002 is about playing in fairness, having fun, enjoying the quest for pixels and building a community. We promote a healthy competitive raid environment with a hands off GM approach. Much like the original Live Servers, we operate under a Free For All rule set and will only be enforcing EQLive’s “Play Nice Policy”. Guides are available to help people with petitions, but when it comes to raid and group content, it will be up to players to mediate and create their own resolutions to disputes.

    We operate under a 3 box limit, we want this to be an equal opportunity server for all players. While we realize we can’t technically force people to be social and group with each other, there are experience mechanics in place that greatly encourage groups with more than 3 characters (not unlike the original Al’Kabor EverQuest Server).

    We intend to gauge all GM released content (GM Events) to involve everyone, not just the end game raiding community. We have so far had a large launch event at server opening, and another large launch event when Kunark launched, and there are plans for future GM events already in the works.

    Information on how to get started can be found here http://p2002.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8

    If you have any further questions that are not covered in our FAQ, feel free to open a thread on our General forums. We hope to see you in “our world” soon!

    The P2002 staff

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    #3664

    iance
    Participant

    A lot has happened since I have last posted here. Amongst other things, Kunark is released and the work on Velious has begun. I have edited my first post to reflect the changes!

    #3665

    Archy
    Keymaster

    Thanks for the heads up iance, how is the player base?

    Focus

    #3666

    iance
    Participant

    Steadily growing. Kunark release brought in a lot of new people, and Velious will bring in even more ! :)

    #3836

    iance
    Participant

    We are excited to announce that Velious will be released upon the completion of a Server-Wide event Friday December 18th at 7pm est.

    All zones except for Plane of Mischeif will be available for play. PoM will be released mid-year with the later Velious revamps…Cazic Thule zone, PoHate floor two, and Cazic Thule the god and Dracolich.

    We will be doing heavy quest testing right up until launch. The database will be completed next week.

    Please keep in mind this is essentially a beta release and there most likely will be the occasional bug. This is why we have the forums and with your help we can make the gameplay as accurate as possible.

    Thank you for your continued support!

    See you there!

    #3837

    Archy
    Keymaster

    iance, how is the exp. rate for lvling? Like classic EQ or is it faster?

    Focus

    #3844

    iance
    Participant

    EQMAC, our “blueprint” server, had a flat 20% experience bonus compared to regular EQ Live servers, there are also additional bonuses for groups larger than 3 people to encourage grouping. Overall experience is going to be a lot faster than in classic EQ.

    Additionally, the staff continuously rotates hotzones, to encourage people to level in every zone, and not just the stock “good experience” zones.

    Information on Hotzones:

    http://p2002.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=187

    Our FAQ can be found here http://p2002.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8

    If you have any additional questions do not hesitate to post them on our forums. I try to check in on these threads every once in a while but you are more likely to get a fast response when it’s not just me answering your questions! ;)

    #4086

    iance
    Participant

    <p>We have seen lots of new faces with the anniversary celebrations going on; Here are some testimonials from our general forums::</p>

    <p>– Hsing3r:</p>

    <p>Just wanted to say hello all!</p>

    <p>I found this server over the weekend while watching Greengrocer’s
    stream.</p>

    <p>I am so happy this server exsists!!</p>

    <p>Now help me decide something please…</p>

    <p>The first night i started i rolled a beastlord because i was just so
    damn excited. Green helped me get to lvl 9 quickly and then i decided
    to go try to do the ogre bst newbie armor quests and lost faith
    quickly.</p>

    <p>I am now thinking i should start a duo out and i know for sure one of
    those will be a druid as he will be my go to PLer for future toons and
    friends.</p>

    <p>Question is, what do you all feel would be a fun toon to duo with him?
    Im not a pro boxxer so ease of use is important. I also am not too
    fond of necro’s. Everything else however is on the table.</p>

    <p>I look forward to your responses and cant wait to see you all in game.</p>

    <p>–Bossk:</p>

    <p>While browsing Twitch on Saturday, I came across Greengrocer’s stream
    for p2002 and decided I’d give the server a shot. I’d never had the
    chance to raid Velious or Luclin and have always wanted to try playing
    a beastlord.</p>

    <p>I created Bossk and started exping in Field of Bone. By the time I’d
    hit level 4, Greengrocer passed through the zone and spent his time
    helping me level with a DS and regen. With his help, I quickly hit
    level 9 in the pit and had my first warder. At the end of the session,
    Hassling, passed through and gave me a Crystalline Spider Fang and
    Greengrocer an Amulet of Insight. Now I was doing some actual damage!</p>

    <p>I began making trips between PoK and Kurn’s. Every time I hit PoK
    someone was kind enough to give me buffs to keep the exp flying.</p>

    <p>After I’d leveled past Kurn’s, I began to do the same with Overthere
    and then Warslik’s Woods. Last night, Imarogue, was kind enough to let
    me join him in Unrest as he mass pulled the zone to get me through 29
    and most of 30.</p>

    <p>In four days, I’ve made it through my first hell level and am sitting
    at 31. I’ve had interactions with lots of different people and
    everyone has been super chill and helpful. I’ve been picking up odds
    and ends of gear as I level, have been given a couple of items, and
    have saved up 2.4k towards what will be my first real purchase of SCHW
    for haste.</p>

    <p>If you’re thinking about giving the server a try, I’m confident you’ll
    be blown away by how eager to help the folks on the server are.</p>

    <p>And thanks to all those who have helped my first four days be so
    enjoyable (apologies to anyone I’ve forgotten or names I’ve confused):
    Greengrocer – for your stream, help with the first 9 levels, and
    buying my bone chips for starter plat Hassling – for the Crystalline
    Spider Fang Skoris – for the buffs, plat, and Velium Spear Barkles –
    for logging off his druid when asked for SoW and regen to log on a
    cleric, shaman, and enchanter to buff me Imarogue – for allowing me to
    join his pling session in Unrest Nagasin, Coloskin, Meagin, Dubbs, and
    the others I’ve forgot who have been eager to assist when asked if I
    could snag some buffs.</p>

    <p>It’s been great fun and I’m looking forward to the rest of the
    journey!</p>

    <p>–thejumpingsheep:</p>

    <p>didnt post when I joined about 5 days ago because I wanted to be sure
    that this is the place for me. I really appreciate the work being done
    here and the laid back attitude of the devs. Its just a game after
    all.</p>

    <p>I wanted to sent a thank you to Vincent and Motown who generously
    helped me at low level.</p>

    <p>–Tseer:</p>

    <p>Just wanted to recognize this community for being friendly and a great
    place! People are friendly and helpful and that’s appreciated more
    than its said I think. Also, GM Breezy helped me out of a n00b
    situation and was extremely prompt, knowledgeable and courteous. Much
    thanks!</p>

    <p>Thanks to all the players on P2002 for creating an awesome community ! And on to another year or having a great time!</p>

    <p>The celebration quests were a real blast, and the team has promised to come up with more fun events for the next big milestones. Next one coming up is the introduction of Innoruuk and CT (2.0) followed by the release of Cazic Thule (the zone) 2.0 which should hit the live server by Summer!</p>

    #4297

    Quinn
    Moderator

    <p>Testing</p>

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