Everquest lost original server May 23, 2015 9:44:23 GMT
Post by The Negotiator on May 23, 2015 9:44:23 GMT
Buzz is going around the mmo gaming circles about classic Everquest's new server called Ragefire, its a server emulating the game as it was back in 1999 the year the game came out but not all the way, it does not use the old game engine, UI and some older version of game zones or way of dying. Now a lot of players are mad that this server is not exactly like the classic vanilla experience (a word giving to describe a mmo before expansions came out) and some pointed out that Daybreak games (at the time Sony online entertainment) has lost a good portion of the original server code over time. I though this will make a good page for the new wiki when the time comes but i'm having a hard time finding any proof that the code is really lost. There is a "3rd party" classic Everquest emulation servers, one of the better ones is called Project 1999 (blessed by Daybreak games oddly) and its the best emulation of vanilla EQ people are going to get. Now they state they had to write most of the code themselves on the server side adding some light that the code might be lost. One user on the forums (I can't find where) that I remember reading stated that Daybreak games just founded easier to strip down the current version of the game then to have to make the original code work on newer hardware and that makes sense to me. This topic really interests me because EQ classic was such a landmark game it helped sprouted some of the best games of all time and to have the original server code lost is like losing a small piece of history, now its up to the fans to keep vanilla EQ going.