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Posted: May 4th 2009 11:16AM Slayer said

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Man. I got all excited and thought it was a Legacy server with a max level of 50 and no expansion enabled.

Posted: May 4th 2009 12:24PM (Unverified) said

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Lol, I thought it was going to be a "crazy" server, cause in California 5150 under the Welfare Code is the statute for involuntary psychiatric hold and has been co-opted by pop culture to just mean "crazy."

Posted: May 4th 2009 2:45PM Valdin said

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So much misinformation in such a small place. Boggling that this author couldn't read and the copy/paste some information. First, it's a 51/50 server ... so level 51 with 50 AAs. Slight difference, but important.

Also when the author states, "... types of servers, some are set to a specific era, pre-expansions or world events, others allow you to skip levels and some even have permanent death," it is obvious that there has been no research into what servers are available in EQ. There have been PvP servers, RP preferred, progression (unlock the expansions by completing events) and "standard" EQ servers. None of the various permutations that the author is fantasizing about exist. I would dearly love to see a comment from the author relating where these other servers have been found ... and their names.

Posted: May 17th 2009 1:34PM (Unverified) said

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you are an idiot.. all of these servers HAVE been in place, in the PAST... read more carefully next time.. i personally remember playing on all of the "different" kind of servers listed.
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Posted: May 4th 2009 3:04PM jpo said

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EQ has a perma-death server?

Posted: May 4th 2009 6:33PM Tipa said

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EQ had a permadeath server as a limited-time event. It's mentioned in the Wikipedia article, which is likely where the author skimmed all the EQ background information.

What's really sad is that the author didn't check the forums or EQ blogs to discover the real controversy surrounding the decision.

Worley's odd phrasing underscored that the folks at SOE deliberately excluded the input of ex-players who might return for certain kinds of servers. There was also a fair amount of controversy on how a new progression server -- one of the choices -- would improve upon the play of the previous two progression servers.

There is so much that could have been written about this decision and what it means for SOE (EQ was, pre-Free Realms, SOE's most popular MMO, even above EQ2, from what I understand). It could have linked back to last summer's Living Legacy event and the player feedback from the previous two progression servers, or what it means for SOE to introduce the first new non-transfer standard rules server since *2003*, but -- we got this instead. A couple of lightly rewritten paragraphs from a dev's blog, an out-of-context line from the Wikipedia entry, and an article from someone with no more love for EverQuest than for the latest Korean F2P import.
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Posted: May 17th 2009 2:16PM Valdin said

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If you've played on a permanent death EQ server, name that server and when you played on it.

Posted: May 17th 2009 2:26PM Valdin said

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oh, my bad, the 2 month long Discord server ... yeah.

As there were supposed to be some high and mighty _something_ for the 'winners' of that PvP event ... does anyone know the names of who won? or what it was that they won? No? Me either, so it doubtless was really impressive.

Also, to the first respondent, ad hominem attacks are about as juvenile as it gets. Attack the text, debate what is said, leave personal attacks at home.

Posted: May 21st 2009 2:01PM (Unverified) said

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wowwwwwww it's grat i like it i hope everyone likes your post dear thanx for this information
Something that everybody seems to forget is that you just need to look back at history and you will so that it has all been done before. Look at EverQuest, it is still going strong with the same game play from the past. Does anybody think that it really matters.
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