Posted by STR-MS on Wednesday, July 6 2016
If you haven't already seen on the forums (thanks Doc!) or social media, some of you may be interested to know that a revival project for Neocron 1 has been launched.
"We are the Neocron Classic Team and we are working to bring you the closest Neocron 1 experience possible.
With permission from Kirk Lenke, Noah 'Lykos' Dolph has taken over lead on a Neocron 1 Type Server Project.
Our focus on progressing the game is going retro, rather than the forward akin to the NST. We know for some players, BDoY was a difficult transition and the progression of those changes into Evo 2.2 have resulted in more seperation from the roots of Neocron. Items such as Nanites are not in this world, nor are Protector or Absorber.
We know the universe of Neocron is rich and compelling. We believe the demand for Neocron is still there. It is our hope and intent to deliver a complimentary experience in parallel to Titan. Our package can be installed along-side the Neocron Community Edition and we are honoring the player base and NST staff by ensuring that names are not inappropriately claimed.
But who are we and what do we do?
Lykos - Developer Server Admin Programmer Content Design World Design Jack of all trades
Therenall - Developer Server Admin Programmer Troubleshooting Network Administrator Tool Maker Expert on all things Neocron
Wizard - Developer Server Admin Programmer A real life wizard, beard and all
Juvens - Quality Assurance Gamemaster Forum Super Moderator
We all have a love for everything Neocron and wish to see the community come back together on the platform that started it all."
Even to this day and after all my years of gaming, I'd still consider NC1 to have offered one of the best online experiences I've ever had. It was also my first MMO and the game I discovered & joined the STR in too (then "SSC"), so I'll always have a soft spot for it for those reasons too!
For more information and to keep up-to-date on the team's developments, head on over to the Neocron Classic Community forums which can be found here. Good luck to them!