Earth Eternal – The History Behind the Game

Earth Eternal's history has, so far, gone through eight phases and is soon to enter the ninth and tenth phases. These are:

 

The Iron Realms Entertainment Era

This is the period when Earth Eternal was first conceived and built. Everything after owes itself to what took place during this time. The expansive EE Lore history, the first sixteen player races, along with the earliest builds of the game are all created during this nearly two year period.

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The Sparkplay Media Era

Considered by the 'old guard' to be the 'Golden Age' of Earth Eternal. The game goes through three phases – Alpha, Closed Beta and Open Beta – during this two and a half year time period. It should be noted that, in spite of their best efforts, the game was always a big mess and SPM never could sort out the issues. The company would end up going backrupt and Earth Eternal would be put up on the auction block to pay back investors.

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The First Intermediate Era

The period when hopes still ran high for Earth Eternal despite it's first demise. Also the time when the first cracks in the surviving community appeared. The buyer of Earth Eternal is revealed during this time as well.

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The TurnOut Ventures Era

Considered to be the 'Dark Ages' for Earth Eternal. The EE Community is decimated during this time over various issues regarding the changes to the game in this period. The game itself is left in an unfinished revamp before being pretty much abandoned. Also of note is the fact this mess of a game was left in far worse shape at this point than during the SPM Era due to the unfinished revamps and sudden abandonment of the title.

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The Second Intermediate Era

This period is more or less the months between the end of Iki/EER and the opening up of Planet Forever. By this time, only the most hardcore (insane?) followers of Earth Eternal remain.

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The 'Planet Forever' Era

While a private mod server version of the game, Planet Forever picks up where both SPM and TOV left off. The EE Community involved is small unlike the previous iterations and only one person sits at the helm. In many ways, Planet Forever is a hybrid of both SPM and TOV versions of Earth Eternal as well as a mod of the official versions and the client is a derivative of the old SPM Patch 0.8.6 client. (It should be noted that a mirror server was set up at one point that hosted the Patch 0.8.8 client although this version likely never saw much use.) This is also the longest period of server uptime to date as it remains online for just over two and a half years. Sadly, for the final eight months of this era, logins drop off to mostly nothing as the game nearly goes completely inactive following its admin's loss of interest in the game and community. It quietly closes on a sour note.

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The 'IceEE Planet Forever' Era

Technically a successor to the Planet Forever private mod server version of Earth Eternal, this version of the game starts out as a perfect clone of Planet Forever only to end up more or less a major departure from all previous iterations and, thus, can be considered a full mod that utilizes Earth Eternal's assets and world.

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The 'Earth Eternal – The Scourge Of Abidan' Era

This era is technically more or less a continuation of the IceEE era with only two major differences. The first is the opening up of Grunes Tal to players and the second is that the game's original name 'Earth Eternal' has been restored along with the addition of a sub-title to denote the 'expansion' that is the subject of this era. As with IceEE, it is a full mod of the original game that utilizes the EE assets and world. This is also considered to be one of the last 'expansions' of the original EE's game format.

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The 'Earth Eternal – Valkal's Shadow' Era

This era is technically more or less a continuation of both the IceEE and EE-TSOA Eras with a few new additions, the biggest of these being the opening up of Swineland to players. As with both IceEE and EE-TSOA, it is a full mod of the original game that utilizes the EE assets and world. Also like EE-TSOA, EE-VS is considered an 'expansion' of the original EE's game format and might very well be the last.

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The 'Earth Eternal – The Anubian War' Era

This era is technically more or less a continuation of both the IceEE, EE-TSOA and EE-VS Eras, but, with one major difference that sets it apart from any previous iteration of Earth Eternal. Unlike the previous eras, Earth Eternal is given a full remake that focuses on the Second Anubian War as the central theme. As with IceEE, EE-TSOA and EE-VS, it is a full mod of the original game that utilizes the EE assets and world and, like the latter two, bears a sub-title to denote this version's 'expansion'.

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Developer's Note:

Bear in mind that Earth Eternal's history is still very much a 'living' History. As such, these sections are actively being added to on a regular basis as more information surfaces regarding both the past Eras along with the newest details involving the events of the newer Eras as they take place.