What is EQdkp?
yexusbeliever wrote:Looks almost like a rpg mod. What is EQdkp?
EQdkp is an Open Source DKP system created out of necessity. Many EverQuest guilds wanted to use the point system but didn't have the means or time or will to create their own program for managing it. The main focus of EQdkp is to make loot distribution decisions as easy as possible for guild leaders while still allowing the system to be easy to maintain.
EQdkp was originally created with the notion that one closed-source installation of it would support many guilds' point systems. It was later released as an Open Source project so that it would be much more customizable by each guild.
What is DKP?
DKP, or dragon kill points, is a class of scorekeeping systems used in MMORPGs, such as EverQuest and World of Warcraft, to fairly distribute rare in-game items among participants based upon participation and contribution to the group, typically within a guild. The first DKP system was developed by the guild Afterlife in 1999 and named for Lord Nagafen and Lady Vox, high level boss characters that appeared in EverQuest. These characters are dragons and thus the points earned by participating in their defeat became known as "dragon kill" points. As of 2006, DKP based systems have become the most common means of point-based reward distribution in online gaming.
Does EQdkp only work with EverQuest?
No. It has game support for EverQuest, EverQuest 2, World of Warcraft, Vanguard, and Dark Age of Camelot. Its game support is also modular, so new games can be added quickly and easily.