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SOE's official (and inaccurate) Progression Server timeline

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Official Project 1999 Timeline

The following timeline was generously provided by the staff (see [1]). While their plans can change at any time, it is expected that Green will follow this timeline.

NOTE: Keep in mind that this does not follow the Patch Notes page exactly, as the original live developers were a bit less organized, and would sometimes release multiple patches in a month (which Project 1999 then combines into a monthly patch).

Nilbog's timeline is the official timeline and may not align with the 1999-onward patch note timeline [2]

Timeline notes are being populated via information from archives see [3] and see [4]. Timeline notes are intended to be accurate based upon these sources, and other sources utilized will be linked within the note. Patch changes may be added to notes even though they do not apply to Green server. Some classic features came later than on Green, such as auto-meditate when 35+ and sitting as a caster class. We may see these changes follow a classic timeline on future iterations of these servers.

# Project 1999 Date Corresponding Classic Period Notes
0 10/4/2019 March 1999 Release
1 11/1/2019 April 1999
2 12/6/2019 May 1999
3 1/3/2020 June 1999
4 2/7/2020 July 1999 Plane of Fear opens, Tarton's Wheel quest implemented, Crafted Armor quest added [5] , Research Aid, able to bind others at North Karana Gypsy camp
5 3/6/2020 August 1999 Tarton's Wheel came a little late with March 2020 patch
6 4/3/2020 September 1999 AoE target number limiting bug was fixed (Bards & Casters). P99 Blue has its own limit of 25 mobs that may apply here. DoT nerf on moving mobs implemented, Crafted Armor came late with April patch
7 5/1/2020 October 1999 The Temple of Solusek Ro opens, Journeyman's Boots Quest, Rubicite Armor Set no longer drops, Box of Abu-Kar no longer drops, Manastone no longer drops [6][7], Guise of the Deceiver no longer drops, Kedge Keep is itemized, Shadow Knight get lifetap spells, 35+ casters meditate while sitting, Tinkering EB items added, Bag of the Tinkerers, Plane of Hate release, Lustrous Russet Armor no longer drops?)[8],Thex Dagger Quest removed
8 6/5/2020 November 1999
9 7/3/2020 December 1999 /pet taunt command added, Summon Corpse introduced as /list item until Kunark [9]
10 8/7/2020 January 2000 Plane of Sky opens August 14th [10], Manastone no longer works in the Planes, Ring of the Dead becomes no drop, and no longer usable by all from inventory [11], Modulating Rod, Druid Track skill cap raised to 50,
11 9/4/2020 February 2000 Paineel is unearthed, Rogue Evade ability, Levitate no longer works in Plane of Sky, teleporter added to island 1 to reach quest NPCs, buffs are stripped when entering Plane of Sky
12 10/2/2020 March 2000
13 11/6/2020 April 2000 Kunark era, Summon Corpse no longer a /list item [12], Charasis and Seb keys remain with character
14 12/4/2020 May 2000
15 1/1/2021 June 2000 The Hole, Robe of the Lost Circle has been enhanced
16 2/5/2021 July 2000 Some Plane of Sky items had stats increased, can no longer invis pets, regen spells no longer overwrite DoT effects (such as Call of Bones ), Deepwater Helm effect cast increased to 10 seconds from (?)seconds, Keys for Kunark dungeons no longer remain on corpse upon death making recovery easier
17 3/5/2021 August 2000
18 4/2/2021 September 2000 Epics released, Fungal Regrowth becomes self-cast only, Sir Lucan D'Lere now on 7hr respawn [13]
19 5/7/2021 October 2000
20 6/4/2021 November 2000
21 7/2/2021 December 2000 Velious era
22 8/6/2021 January 2001 Robe of Living Fungus effect Fungal Regrowth is removed early 2001 (comment from circa 2001, need better source though comment reactions seem to support) [14]
23 9/3/2021 February 2001
24 10/1/2021 March 2001 Plane of Fear and Plane of Hate revamps, The Warrens are unearthed
25 11/5/2021 April 2001
26 12/3/2021 May 2001
27 1/7/2022 June 2001
28 2/4/2022 July 2001
29 3/4/2022 August 2001
30 4/1/2022 September 2001
31 5/6/2022 October 2001
32 6/3/2022 November 2001
33 7/1/2022 December 2001

Development timeline

This older timeline was compiled by Project 1999 players to chart the progress of Blue's development.

Live Date Blue Date Green Date Event Extra Blue Delay
Mar 1999 Oct 2009 Oct 25, 2019[15] Game launch N/A
May 1999  ? Dec 15th, 2019[16][17] May 1999 Era  ?
June 1999  ? TBD June 1999 Era  ?
July 1999 since launch Feb 2020 Plane of Fear none
Oct 1999 since launch Jun 2020 Plane of Hate +4 mo
Oct 1999 Feb 2010 [18] May 2020 Temple of Solusek Ro +4 mo
Jan 2000 Aug 2010 [19] Aug 2020 Plane of Sky +5 mo
Feb 2000 since launch Sep 2020 Paineel none
Apr 2000 since launch [20] since launch? Kerra Ridge & Splitpaw mob revamps none
Apr 2000 Mar 2011 [21] Nov 2020 Ruins of Kunark expansion +5 mo
Jun 2000 Sep 2011 The Hole +9 mo
Jun 2000 Nov 2011 [22] Veeshan's Peak +11 mo
Sep 2000 Jan 2012 [23] Apr 2021 Epic Quests +10 mo
Dec 2000 Aug 2015 Jul 2021 Scars of Velious expansion +33 mo
Mar 2001 [24] [25] Nov 2015 [26] Plane of Hate & Plane of Fear mob revamps; The Warrens; Venril Sathirs remains & An Undead Bard (Trakanon) none
Apr 2001 Jan 2016 [27] Velious Racial Helms, Food & Drink Durations, Monk Weight allowance revamp; Cannibalize IV none
Early May 2001 [28][29]  ??? Velketor's Labyrinth mob revamp, Faction (ally) revamp
Late May 2001 [30] Apr 2016 [31] RunnyEye mob revamp none
Jun 2001 [32][33][34] Oct 2016 [35] Karana/Bloodsaber Plague Event +4 mo
Jun 2001[36]  ??? Cazic Thule Corrupted Faydark Event
Jun 2001 [37][38][39]  ??? Siren's Grotto mob revamp, Befallen mob revamp (Lanys T`Vyl Drow infestation event)
Aug 2001 Jan 2017 [40] Stonebrunt Mountains +5 mo
Oct 2001 [41][42] Feb 2019 [43] Chardok mob revamp +48 mo
Oct 2001 [44][45] Sep 2019 [46] magic system changes [47], melee changes [48] +55 mo
Nov 2001 [49]  ??? Project M
Dec 2001 -- Shadows of Luclin expansion
Feb 2002 [50] -- Accursed Temple of Cazic Thule revamp
Mar 2002 [51] -- Halfling Rangers and Paladins; Gnome Shadow Knights and Paladins
Jul 2002 [52] -- Jaggedpine Forest
Oct 2002 [53] -- Skyshrine revamp
Oct 2002 -- Planes of Power

Red99 Development timeline

A table of Live's Classic Progression and Project 1999 PVP (Red) development. Note that the Blue Velious launch also linked up the development timelines for both servers (Red matched Blue patches).

Live Date Red99 Date Event
Mar-Apr 1999 Nov 2011 Game launch
 ? Feb 2012 [54] Plane of Fear
Jan 2000 Jun 2012 [55] Plane of Sky
Apr 2000 Aug 2012 [56] Ruins of Kunark expansion
Jun 2000 Dec 2012 [57] The Hole
Jun 2000 Aug 2012 [58] Veeshan's Peak
Sep 2000 Feb 2013 [59] Epic Quests
Dec 2000 Aug 2015 Scars of Velious expansion

Eras

The wiki organizes its content into "eras". There are three "major" eras, based on the games core box and two expansion sets, as well as sub-eras within those eras based on major patches.

Major Era Start Date End Date Duration Minor Era Start Date End Date Duration
Classic Era March 1999 April 2000 1 year, 1 month
Classic Core Era March 1999
Proposed: Planes Era (Planes of Fear/Hate) June 1999?
Proposed: Temple of Solusek Ro October 1999
Proposed: Plane of Sky (includes Paineel, February 2000) January 2000?
Kunark Era April 2000 December 2000 9 months
Kunark Core Era April 2000 June 2000 3 months
Hole Era June 2000 Sept 2000 4 months
Epics Era September 2000 November 2000 3 months
Velious Era December 2000 December 2001 1 year
Velious Core Era January 2001 March 2001 3 months
Warrens Era March 2001 August 2001 6 months
Stonebrunt Era August 2001 October 2001 3 months
Chardok Revamp Era October 2001 December 2001 3 months

(NOTE: Do we need both Sky and Paineel eras? If not which do we keep?)

Patch Notes

The wiki now has its own collection of Patch Notes! See Patch Note Sources for research sources.

See also