Visions of Grandeur (making dad-servers great again!)

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  1. Control Member

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    Visions of Grandeur!

    Visions of Grandeur Server Goals:
    - To build an experience that preserves all the great things that we loved about EQ while smoothing over the rough parts
    - Easy but not too easy, where you still have to actually play a little, but it doesn't feel like it's a job to progress and accomplish things
    - Any class should be able to solo reasonably.
    - Duos for minor raid bosses
    - Full, balanced group for major raids
    - Note that this server is very new and will need some frequent and continual balancing and tweaks to get it where it needs to be. Please post in the bug thread if you experience any wonkiness.

    Server site: VoG Forum - Visions of Grandeur

    Server discord: discord.gg/rAtFefs

    Client Download - This is basically the NL RoF2 client, but some people had client issues, so I zipped up my directory. If you're having problems with this client, then I probably am too.

    Spell file - If you're just having problems with spells, you can try out my spellfile without having to download the entire client.

    If you're new to EQEmu servers:
    - You'll need to make a EQEmulator forum account
    - Click the verification link in the email your receive.
    - Once logged in on the EQEmulator forum, click here to make a Login Server account
    - Run the 'Launch Titanium.bat' in the above client to play, and log in with your Login Server account info.

    Key Points/FAQ:
    - Running on a dedicated server with multiple daily backups, stored offsite
    - PoP is live
    - 4 boxing is ok
    - MQ is ok, active hacks are not
    - Overall mob strength has been cut in half
    - autoscribe/autoskill is in
    - XP/faction gains have been boosted
    - No death penalty or corpse runs
    - Most locked doors/zones have been unlocked
    - PHs have been largely eliminated through Vanilla/Kunark
    - Removed some of the more annoying things mobs do (long duration cc/debuffs, teleports, etc.)
    - Raid mobs respawn times significantly reduced
    - Most fabled mobs are in with 100% drop rates
    - High out of combat regen
    - Spell reagent requirements mostly eliminated
    - Pets can tank! (and can be renamed!)
    - Mini-hub with translocators and noob vendors around the Soulbinder in PoK
    - Free stackable Gate/Shrink/Invis potions as well as arrows/shurikens on the general goods vendor
    - Pre-nerf things are fun and will be added when possible! So the following are in:
    - - Manastone
    - - Guise of the Deceiver
    - - Fungi Staff
    - - Box of Abu-Kar
    - - Jboots
    - - (If there are other pre-nerf things you'd like in, just post a suggestion!)
     
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  2. Rabkorik Member

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    I would definitely consider checking it out once this is in.
     
  3. othree Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know where I can grab that specific RoF2 client? Gonna give this a go as I have nothing else to do!

    the NL thread has a link to the NL forums which are now gone :(
     
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  4. othree Well-Known Member

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    OneDrive

    found this one, supposed to be rof2 :)
     
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  5. Control Member

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    The eqemu page says that the downloadable client from Steam should work. I tried it and got the blackscreen issue that seems to come up. People seem to blame it on resolution issues. I had similar problems when using p99, so I'm not sure if it's just a weird issue with my setup or something else. If you can't get it to work, I can zip my directory and post a download or torrent.
     
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  6. Jysin Well-Known Member DONOR

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    tinyurl.com/EZROF1
    tinyurl.com/EZROF2
    tinyurl.com/EZROF3
    tinyurl.com/EZROF4
    tinyurl.com/EZROF5
    tinyurl.com/EZROF6
    tinyurl.com/EZROF7
    tinyurl.com/EZROF8
    tinyurl.com/EZROF9
    tinyurl.com/EZROF10

    Cut and paste those into your browser for the full ROF2 download. (Unzip and dump all contents into 1 folder of your choosing)
     
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  7. Jysin Well-Known Member DONOR

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    There are minor things with that download. Like go to your eqclient.ini file and change SOUND=False to SOUND=True
     
  8. Control Member

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    Thanks for posting the client download links!

    Also, autoscribe/autoskill is enabled now.
     
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  9. Dalven Saor Alba DONOR

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    That's me sold on this. Cheers for putting this up!
     
  10. othree Well-Known Member

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    Wooo! I was thinking of Stormhaven or this but QoL features will get me to play classic any day :)
     
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    Guess I know what I'm doing
     
  12. othree Well-Known Member

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    Starting up a druid named Othree for now. Will prob eventually make a rogue or mage also.
     
  13. Hosix All labs matter! DONOR

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    I will give this a try later today.

    Are fabled mobs in? Named always spawning?
     
  14. Drakain Active Member

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    This is another dad server must. No time to mess with place holders.
     
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  15. othree Well-Known Member

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    Named spawns seem like they pop every time, if not it's super duper high rates.
     
  16. Hosix All labs matter! DONOR

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    Amen.
     
  17. Control Member

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    Fabled should be in. I'm not sure if placeholders are in by default, but if so I plan to get rid of them.

    Added languages to autoskill, and made it so that you autospell/skill when you first load in so you don't have to slog through level 1 with no spells hehe.
     
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  18. othree Well-Known Member

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    About to be 32 on here, just lazily farming HG's. Hoping some more folks start up on here, gonna be fun :)
     
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    All characters either start in the tutorial or PoK now.
    Reagents removed from almost all spells.
     
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  20. Relapse New Member

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    This shit like NL ?