Hello everyone !
We celebrated the anniversary of Nostalgeek, which now opened its doors exactly 13 years ago.
We remember the beginnings, the 2.4.3, the launcher, the azshara crater, the "daily quests", Zalfir the first R14, Xyl and the first TF, Aros and the first Sulfuras, Anyway and the first Nefa downs, the war effort, Meugnon the Scarab Lord, the switch to an 1.12 core, RollBack and the first Patchwerk downs, Dissection and the first KT downs.
We remember the peak of the server and the peak at more than 2000 connected, the arrival of classic.
We remember Nyu, Ceyl, Krayt and all those who were involved in shaping what the server is now, all our players, all our dramas, and all our functional scripts.
We remember the 1796 downs of Onyxia, the 1209 downs of Ragnaros, the 1029 downs of Nefarian, the 741 downs of c'thun and the 219 Downs of KT.
Special mentions to Mandokir who fell the most times with 3841 downs, and to For The Pleasure who killed him alone 188 times.
We have in great adventures during these 13 years and we have withstood many trials...
Today it is clear that our old server struggles to attract crowds, despite our efforts.
However, we have already lasted 13 years and expect this to continue. It is also appropriate for us to think about how to do it.
It is necessary to learn to renew ourselves and broaden our horizons.Wrath of the Geek King
For years the project has been trotting in our heads. It has been teased for a long time and this option has even been closely watched in recent years. But there are already, and have been for a long time, very good French and international LK servers, and while WotLK Classic is fast approaching it seems that it is totally counterproductive to launch such a project. Despite the completion of our offer that Wrath of the Geek King would present, the work required is too important to make it viable.
Later, perhaps.Opening NG to international audience
We have not tried it on a large scale. The site has an English version and it sometimes happens that some English-speaking players join us.
But they never stay long. Unfortunately, it is difficult for them to integrate into a server where they do not understand 90% of what is said.
Also, a large majority of the international population finds little interest in joining a server that has been on the road for so long, and where you meet characters in full T3 stuff from your first arrival in the capital. What they want, and we understand them, is something new. Fresh.What then ?
We decided that it was time for Nostalgeek to have a little brother, and we'll open in a few month a new 1.12 server.GlobalGeek
Globalgeek will not follow the same full blizzlike line that Nostalgeek followed.
High level PvE will still have blizzlike versions, but it's loot will be nerfed, and legendary items will not be accessible in them. There will be instead an Hard version of all raids, with exclusive strategies and mechanics you'll have to discover and learn.
PvP wise, decay will only start after 3 weeks of inactivity, allowing casual player to grind to rank 14.
A secondary standing, based on our ELO system ( but revamped, more infos to come ) will allow the best players to get the City Protector's title, with a TP to your capital and an exclusive mount.What will happen to Nostalgeek?
It will obviously remain open, available and no additional limitations will be put on it, there will be no blocking of the characters creation as there was on TGC.
It will benefit from all the improvements that will be made for the new server.
For PvE, HM strats will also be applied to Nostalgeek but with much harder values than those of GlobalGeek, to stick to the equipement level of the population and avoid spoiling the mechanics.
We will try to work on the CrossRealm PvP in order to allow NG players to play with those from GG, via a particular queue that will be limited to a certain gear level.
French players will always be invited to go first on Nostalgeek and join our beautiful community.The near future
Opening this new server will not happen overnight. For the server to meet our expectations and those of the players we still have a lot of things to set up, and we are only a small team.
In the coming months we plan to do :
- A "Pexing" event that will allow you to get many rewards and will help us to take stock of the state of leveling on Nostalgeek.
- The implementation of integrated logs, with the automatic recording of precise combat data in raid.
- The redesign of the Nostalgeek and TGC sites, to go towards a single, multiserver site, bringing together the servers under the Geek Servers banner.
If you want to invest more sustainably in Nostalgeek and/or participate in the GlobalGeek adventure, we invite you to apply to Brz! Positions of GM, Community Manager, Webdev (mainly front end) and dev DB are open! We are also open to the creation of a "group" of novices who will learn the workings of DB development as Anythingll or Thackery have learned, and who will be able to propose events or participate in the debugging of servers. If you are more than interested, we will put in place everything you need to take part in our current and future projects!
So stay tuned, a lot of news will arrive in the coming months! If you have any questions do not hesitate to come and ask us about the server's discord!
GL & HF,
The Geek Servers Team