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Revision as of 13:49, 11 February 2020

SOE's official (and inaccurate) Progression Server timeline

Contents

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).

Project 1999 Date Corresponding Classic Period Notes
10/4/2019 March 1999 Release
11/1/2019 April 1999
12/6/2019 May 1999
1/3/2020 June 1999
2/7/2020 July 1999 Plane of Fear opens
3/6/2020 August 1999
4/2/2020 September 1999 Bard AoE limit removed
5/1/2020 October 1999 Sol Ro opens
6/5/2020 November 1999
7/3/2020 December 1999
8/7/2020 January 2000 Plane of Sky opens
9/4/2020 February 2000 Paineel opens
10/2/2020 March 2000
11/6/2020 April 2000 Kunark opens
12/4/2020 May 2000
1/1/2021 June 2000
2/5/2021 July 2000
3/5/2021 August 2000
4/2/2021 September 2000 Epics released
5/7/2021 October 2000
6/4/2021 November 2000
7/2/2021 December 2000 Velious opens
8/6/2021 January 2001
9/3/2021 February 2001
10/1/2021 March 2001
11/5/2021 April 2001
12/3/2021 May 2001
1/7/2022 June 2001
2/4/2022 July 2001
3/4/2022 August 2001
4/1/2022 September 2001
5/6/2022 October 2001
6/3/2022 November 2001
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[2] Game launch N/A
May 1999  ? Dec 15th, 2019[3][4] May 1999 Era  ?
June 1999  ? TBD June 1999 Era  ?
July 1999 since launch Jan 2020 Plane of Fear none
Oct 1999 since launch Apr 2020 Plane of Hate +4 mo
Oct 1999 Feb 2010 [5] May 2020 Temple of Solusek Ro +4 mo
Jan 2000 Aug 2010 [6] Aug 2020 Plane of Sky +5 mo
Feb 2000 since launch Sep 2020 Paineel none
Apr 2000 since launch [7] since launch? Kerra Ridge & Splitpaw mob revamps none
Apr 2000 Mar 2011 [8] Nov 2020 Ruins of Kunark expansion +5 mo
Jun 2000 Sep 2011 The Hole +9 mo
Jun 2000 Nov 2011 [9] Veeshan's Peak +11 mo
Sep 2000 Jan 2012 [10] Apr 2021 Epic Quests +10 mo
Dec 2000 Aug 2015 Jul 2021 Scars of Velious expansion +33 mo
Mar 2001 [11] [12] Nov 2015 [13] Plane of Hate & Plane of Fear mob revamps; The Warrens; Venril Sathirs remains & An Undead Bard (Trakanon) none
Apr 2001 Jan 2016 [14] Velious Racial Helms, Food & Drink Durations, Monk Weight allowance revamp; Cannibalize IV none
Early May 2001 [15][16]  ??? Velketor's Labyrinth mob revamp, Faction (ally) revamp
Late May 2001 [17] Apr 2016 [18] RunnyEye mob revamp none
Jun 2001 [19][20][21] Oct 2016 [22] Karana/Bloodsaber Plague Event +4 mo
Jun 2001[23]  ??? Cazic Thule Corrupted Faydark Event
Jun 2001 [24][25][26]  ??? Siren's Grotto mob revamp, Befallen mob revamp (Lanys T`Vyl Drow infestation event)
Aug 2001 Jan 2017 [27] Stonebrunt Mountains +5 mo
Oct 2001 [28][29] Feb 2019 [30] Chardok mob revamp +48 mo
Oct 2001 [31][32] Sep 2019 [33] magic system changes [34], melee changes [35] +55 mo
Nov 2001 [36]  ??? Project M
Dec 2001 -- Shadows of Luclin expansion
Feb 2002 [37] -- Accursed Temple of Cazic Thule revamp
Mar 2002 [38] -- Halfling Rangers and Paladins; Gnome Shadow Knights and Paladins
Jul 2002 [39] -- Jaggedpine Forest
Oct 2002 [40] -- 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 [41] Plane of Fear
Jan 2000 Jun 2012 [42] Plane of Sky
Apr 2000 Aug 2012 [43] Ruins of Kunark expansion
Jun 2000 Dec 2012 [44] The Hole
Jun 2000 Aug 2012 [45] Veeshan's Peak
Sep 2000 Feb 2013 [46] 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