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[USA][7.72] Zenith | Launches July 16th 2022 @ 11:00 AM EST

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http://zenithopentibia.ddns.net/
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zenithopentibia.ddns.net
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7173
Client Protocol
7.72

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I am excited to announce the official launch of Zenith! The launch date will be Saturday, July 16 2022 at 11:00 AM Eastern (USA); exactly 7 days from now. Registration is open, so come visit our website at Latest News - Zenith (http://zenithopentibia.ddns.net/), make an account, create a character, and download the client so you can be ready to go on launch day!

Server Info:​

  • Client: Custom 7.72 client OR custom OTClient available for download -- NO IP CHANGER NEEDED!
  • Online: 24/7
  • World type: PVP-RPG (protection level: 10)
  • House rent: monthly.
  • Hosted, owned and managed by: Me (Crevasse)
  • Server location: USA, East Coast on a dedicated 1 GB/s circuit

Rates​

  • Exp Rate: scaled from 10x to 1x
  • Magic Level: x2
  • Skills: x5
  • Loot: custom
  • Spawn: custom

Frags & Skull system​

  • PZ Lock: 1 minute
  • White Skull Time: 15 minutes
  • Kills For Red Skull: 5
  • Red Skull Length: 5+ days (24 hours per frag)

For even more details on what the server entails, check out my full post last year announcing the start of the beta here: Zenith - A new type of Oldschool (https://otland.net/threads/zenith-a-new-type-of-oldschool.277356/)

The main concept of the server has not changed, but I will give a TL;DR/condensed overview of Zenith here in this post for convenience:

What is Zenith?

Zenith is an oldschool (7.7) server that we have been working on for nearly 6 years. Our goal was to create a free to play, oldschool OT server that preserved the RPG magic that made Tibia fun in the first place. We’ve done that by implementing the following:

  • A 100% custom map: Not the RL map with an extra island, not a modified version of some other server’s map, a one-of-a-kind map that was made entirely by us. The map is complete with road signs, shop signs, houses, boats, carpets, NPCs that respond to keywords, easy to find beginner spawns, secret areas with hidden entrances, and over 50 quests.
  • No vocations: The strength of your character is dependent on the spells you find, your skills, and your equipment. Players can choose to focus on one fighting style, or try and train themselves up to be proficient in multiple. Every single piece of equipment, from leather boots all the way up to magic plate armor gives certain buffs and skill modifications. For more details about this system, refer to the original Zenith post linked above.
  • Mid to low rate: Players start at level 1 with an experience rate of 10x. The rate drops quickly at first (down to 5x by level 61) and then more gradually (down to 3x by level 91). Everyone has done the noob grind a hundred times, we don’t want to make that part of the game last too long. We want people to enjoy the mid and late game content for as long as possible, and the experience rates reflect that.
  • Expanded items, spells, elements and monsters: We love classic Tibia as much as anyone else, but the content in 7.x was very limited. We have tastefully added monsters, items and spells from newer versions of Tibia into our server that we feel still fit the “oldschool vibe.” We have also introduced the drown, holy and lifedrain elements to further diversify gameplay.
  • Balanced late game content: Players won’t run out of things to do after they get level 100, 150, or even 200. We don’t want our high level players stuck grinding demons or dragon lords for eternity; there’s plenty of custom content to keep players engaged.
  • No runes at shops: We agree that players being able to buy runes from the shop really hurts the RPG aspect of the game. Because there are no vocations in Zenith, anyone can learn the spells to conjure any runes, as long as you have enough mana. Players can focus on whatever fighting style they like and supply themselves with runes.
  • Mana potions and health potions: All magic shop owners sell health and mana potions, which are stackable. These potions restore players’ health and mana based on a custom formula that scales as you level up. We designed them to be good enough for players to use in emergency situations, but not so good that the game is all about potion spamming.
  • Blessings and death penalty: Dying in real Tibia was a painful experience. In Zenith, dying is still undesirable, but it isn’t nearly as painful. To further ease the death penalty, players can buy blessings from their local temple NPC for gold. Blessings become more expensive as you level up to prevent abuse.
  • No offline skill trainers, no training monks: If you want to train, do it the old-fashioned way.
  • No “creature tasks”: Some people enjoy tasks, but for the most part they just force players down a certain path. We want everyone to feel free to explore the game in their own way without being punished for it.
  • No pay to win: There is no pay to win in Zenith. You can’t use real money to buy blessings, items, gold, exp boosts, permanent light, red skull removal, unban, etc. If you want to dominate, you need to put in the time.
  • Donations: Players wishing to donate can do so in exchange for “Azure Tokens.” Azure Tokens can be used to rent houses or be exchanged for cosmetics (special decoration items and outfits). Houses do not have teleports, private spawns or private islands; this would fall under the category of “pay to win.” Houses are only for showing off items. Players who wish to own a house but are not interested in donating can negotiate with other players to buy Azure Tokens for gold.

FAQs​


Q: Where did you go? Didn’t the beta for this start like a year ago?
A: The beta began August of 2021. The short answer is we wanted to make sure as many bumps as possible were smoothed prior to release. Myself and one other team member also graduated from university in the Spring, which caused additional development delays.

Q: Where can I see more info about the server?
A: You can join the discord here: Join the Zenith OT Discord Server! (https://discord.gg/fzP2a9gRXj) and become part of the Zenith community. Visit the website here: Latest News - Zenith (http://zenithopentibia.ddns.net/) and check out the Getting Started page. Finally, you can view the original Zenith beta announcement thread (linked at the beginning of this post) which goes into greater detail on some of the unique aspects of the game. All of the details about experience stages, creatures, skull times, server rules etc. are available on the Zenith website.

Q: How will you prevent bots?
A: Ultimately, there is no way to prevent 100% of bots. That being said, the main way we deal with bots is through our staff. We have five active GMs who are anxious to punish rule breakers. Beyond that, the death penalty in Zenith is not negligible; botters run the risk of getting PKed and blessings are not cheap, and your items mean much more here than classic Tibia.

Q: What is the PvP like?
A: The server is regular “open PvP.” Frag and skull times are posted in the Server Info section on the Zenith website.

Q: Is this really free?
A: Yes, it's really free, and always will be. There are no "gotchas," no "future release for premium only," no surprises.
 

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Finally. At first I thought the uniqueness of this server seemed a bit farfetched to me, but I was completely blown away while playing the beta. The entirely custom map is MASSIVE and absolutely beautiful. The custom content and systems are so well thought out and tasteful that it really creates a fresh retro experience, compared to all these copy/paste retro servers that come and go. I can honestly say that even beta testing this project has been one of my favorite OT experiences ever, as no other OT has been able to recapture the nostalgia I've craved since retro Tibia itself. This server is something special and I believe it's here for the long run.

See y'all on the 16th :)
 

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Seriously a really great experience testing this server. So fun exploring new stuff, just to die and then get the great reward when you finally make it.

Spoiler: there is a big tower in the desert with a great mountain of wasps and other creatures. Hit me up when you climbed to the top and solved the quest and I’ll give you the high five that you deserve! 😍

Will try to be there at launch other way I will drop in sometime later! 👏🏼👏🏼
 

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Played through the game a while back, had a lot of fun. Excited to play launch, a fun take but with old-school feel. Custom map definitely makes exploring fun again.
 
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Looking forward to a fun launch day this Saturday!

Here's just a small taste of the awesome custom mapping in Zenith:

Think regular demons are hard in an era with no item hotkeys? Wait until you fight an Exicida.
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The island of Clandestia is beautiful, but the pirates who live there are not friendly!
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Pray you don't run into these deadly beasts unprepared.
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Do you like it cold? Visit the northern town of Rhymveil.
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Now this is a REAL "tarpit" tomb!
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If you like what you see, come and join the others who have registered for an account this week!
 

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this ot looks like 1 of the best ots made in quite sometime, def will be playing at launch.
 

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The beta was a blast, it's clear that the staff truly cares about this project and its future. I'm hyped for launch, only 12 hours away!
 
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The server starts in less than 4 hours! Here's a final teaser of some screenshots!

Don't get lost in the maze-like Hero Fortress!royals.png

Take your time to explore the map--some of the best-kept secrets are off the beaten path.
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Powerful undead creatures inhabit tombs and crypts. What secrets are they guarding?
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Be careful in the jungle! You never know what you'll run into.

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Make use of powerful custom spells to hunt and explore more effectively.
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Super fun server that feels fresh and new, im have already played for some hours and i surely will continue to do so :D
 

misse123

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I would play if you had OTClient available. Unfortunately this 7.72 Client works like shit on new computers, especially on high ping from Europe :/
 

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I think they removed OT-client because of some bug, probly Will be back in the future so keep on grinding on 7.72 client!

Had a blast meeting alot of players in the game! Great job with the launch!
 

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I think they removed OT-client because of some bug, probly Will be back in the future so keep on grinding on 7.72 client!

Had a blast meeting alot of players in the game! Great job with the launch!
I cant play on the normal client, I have like 5 FPS there xD my eyes hurt and Im laggy af.
Can someone upload the OTC version that works?
@Crevasse
 

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I am not sure how I am supposed to explore the world if I have to afk train in order to explore the world?
 
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