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

Discussion in 'MMO Emulators' started by Control, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. mkopec Well-Known Member DONOR

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    Not sure what modbot is but I downloaded ISboxer. They had a Xmas special, like $10 for 3 months or some shit. I set it up and it works great for 3-4 boxing. I know I could even configure the shit out of it having VideoFX windows on one EQ window, but I just use the standard layout with swapping. the thing thats great about it is the hotbutton thing they got going on. You press a hot button on keyboard and it broadcasts it to all windows, so you can really set up shit quite nicely. Especially with like one tank, healer, and 2 wis or mages. Pull, assist, send in pets, wait 10 sec, nuke until dead. Dont even have to switch windows. And this is with like 10 min set up in isboxer. Im sure if I spent some time configuring it even more you could do so much more, like below.

     
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    I'm loving the server. Thanks a ton man.
     
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  3. Rikkon Member DONOR

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    Anyone here still playing?

    Kind of hit a wall insofar as content 4 boxing. I don't have a slower coupled with th fact I am not the best boxer. Plus it's gotten kinda boring just boxing grinding.
     
  4. Dalven Saor Alba DONOR

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    I'm still playing casually a couple of nights a week. Currently working my way through levels and Velious content - my dudes are at 60 atm. Look out for Bigbaws, Weeprick, Docdalv or Mezzindalv if you want to do some content. My dad also plays more often, his lead is Scaly and he'd be happy to team up.

    Let me know who you are in game and I'll look out for you!
     
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    Right on- I play a couples times a week depending on my schedule

    Main is rikkon a 63 warrior. He is the only toon whose tell screen I really pay attention to.

    I've got a monk, cleric & wizard too. I'll buzz your pops too

    I'll add you next time I'm on

    Best guess is it will be Monday afternoon next time I'm on (cst)
     
  6. mkopec Well-Known Member DONOR

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    Me too. I hit 65, tried to do some PoP stuff, did the first tier unlocks the PoJ trial thing, got into second tier and it was a big jump. And not having a shaman to slow is tearing a new asshole in my tank. Tried to do velious raids but could not do it with my 4 box, so there really is nothing for me left to do except maybe grind a few thousand AAs and hope it gets better, or level up a shammie.

    It was a good run though. Good server that is nice to run through and remember all those old places. I think for a boxing server like this, more balance passes should be done on the raid stuff so a 4-5 box could pull it off. Because who actually groups on these boxing servers? How would that even work? My 4 box with your 4 box? Pick your 3 and I pick my 3? And awkwardly group together?
     
  7. Jysin Well-Known Member DONOR

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    You CAN 3 box those raids on NL server, FWIW. PoP definitely has some bottlenecks you would need assistance, but lots are willing to help.
     
  8. Dalven Saor Alba DONOR

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    @Rikkon cheers, my combo is war/enc/clr/rogue. We'll be able to get stuff done!

    @mkopec you're right about the velious+ raid stuff, most of it is too touch with a 4 box, especially without a slower. While I think the old world and kunark is balanced well the big jump in hps and damage come velious makes all the difference. I'm looking forward to 65 and seeing what is doable teaming up with my dad (he runs a monk, sk, shm and clr) and anyone else who wants to get involved.

    @Control has done a great job on this server - it's a great nostalgia run. I know his rl is pretty busy just so I don't know if additional tuning is planned in the near future. I don't think it would take much more to make this a great classic to potime progression server.
     
  9. mkopec Well-Known Member DONOR

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    Like I said I would like to see some more tuning to post velious stuff, like luclin. Hardly ever went there. Adding in some more ports in luclin even to some velious stuff like he did for vanilla and kuanrk. Some of those luclin places are a pain in the ass to get to lugging around 4 toons so I never really bothered. Im sure there is some good shit hidden away in those zones. I went to shazzrah one time but I was too low, I think at like lv 58? Would of loved to went back at 65 but never did. Went to acryla a couple of times but too many traps there which is not really conducive to a boxing crew.

    BTW my team was cleric, SK, monk and mag. I also had a 60 Necro which I totally soloed all the way up.I also started up a Shaman, got him up to like lv 40 or some shit before just giving up on it and rolling some noobs on FV server on live EQ, thats what im doing now.

    I also used IS boxer which really helped with the boxing once I got it. Once you get your hot buttons configured, all you really need to do is play one or two toons and control the heals and nukes, pets with hotbuttons, it was really nice. Try it if you dont have it. I think I paid like $10 for 3 months.
     
  10. Dalven Saor Alba DONOR

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    I haven't done any luclin yet but that has been my experience trying to do velious content level appropriately.

    I haven't tried IS Boxer but I've got a similar set up with mq2, I do mostly everything from my enc.
     
  11. Control Member

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    Thanks! Glad to see people still enjoying it! I've been relegated to just putting out fires for a while, but just this week life is finally getting a little more stable. I still have more that I'd like to do than I'll ever get to, but I hope to get back to making some incremental progress soon (and maybe even some playing!).

    There are still a lot of usability things on the plate, and I'm probably going to add ports to basically everywhere. Of course, tuning is always tricky since everyone has their own idea about how things should be, and things go from impossible to trivial surprisingly quick. On the grouping, I think I can increase the group size to make it less shitty for 2 4boxers to group. I haven't tried it yet, but I'll have to it a test soon.
     
  12. Antilles Member

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    I'm still playing, usually on a few times a week. Same name in game.
     
  13. Jysin Well-Known Member DONOR

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    @Control There is so much overlap with NL server and yours. Unfortunately, most Dev work has ground to a halt on NL. It would be great for population and both servers if there was some type of merge. If I am not mistaken, you used the NL backup database when it was first nuked to bring your project online? If so, there is a possibility to merge the servers if @SirJames ever agreed to it (he runs NL).

    I just hate seeing the population split across 2 diff servers that are pretty damn near identical in content and scope, aside from the fact one allows 3 box and one allows 4 box. It would be easier with more Dev hands on board too.
     
  14. Drakain Well-Known Member

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    I dabbled on VoG, but I liked the item and mob adjustments on NL. Though it seems Control did more quality of like adjustments on VoG.
    You'd have to move the VoG chars to NL, and then check their gear to make sure it adjusted up to NL. Then you'd have to re flag all the new characters and give them the tokens for each progression.
    Other option would be to move everyone to VoG, and adjust the VoG item and mob levels.
    Either way seems like a lot of work and you'd have to let your base know what happened and where their characters are.
     
  15. Jysin Well-Known Member DONOR

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    I brought it up because it seems Control is far more active. NL server owner has been MIA for months. Some work still gets done by Nisea and Snacks, but they are pretty busy these days too.
     
  16. Control Member

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    I certainly wouldn't mind bringing the NL players on-board if there's a reasonable way to do that. I didn't start with the NL backups though, I just started with the standard eqemu/peq install. I'm not sure how tricky that would make things.
     
  17. Jysin Well-Known Member DONOR

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    Ah. For some reason I assumed you made yours from the NL db when it was made public. Both the resurrected NL and your VoG went up around the same time. Definitely couldn't transition that easy then. NL isn't using standard PEQ to my knowledge. There was a huge mess when Maze and Secrets tried to update NL db to the PEQ db. Ended up being rolled back because of all the bugs.
     
  18. daly Well-Known Member DONOR

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    I wish that would have happened when the NL eventually went down and back up. The servers offer pretty much the same thing. I thought about asking for my characters to get transferred at the time but figured it was kind of unfair because it was a fresh server.
     
  19. Conefed Active Member

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    Good chance I'll join this server
     
  20. Drakain Well-Known Member

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    I know mobs are weakened, but is gear boosted in stats like on NL?