EverQuest has evolved quite a bit over the years, but some folks prefer reliving the classic experience. Project 1999 — recently given a written go-ahead by Daybreak — has catered to that desire for the past six years, and will soon be celebrating its October anniversary with a double XP weekend and a temporary permadeath server. The double XP will start in the evening of Friday, October 2nd and go until the morning of Monday, October 5th. The upcoming temporary server, dubbed Project 1999: Discord, will last for a month or two and includes free-for-all PvP with no level-range limits, no rules, and minimal CSR involvement. At the conclusion of the server’s life, all characters will be deleted and those that reach the highest levels will be honored in a new Hall of Fame section of the website.
While waiting for these anniversary events, players can jump in and enjoy the new patch that brings all servers into the January, 2001 era. That means class XP penalties have been removed, group XP has been modified, and root/snare stacking has been changed. Full details can be found in the patch notes.