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Release Date[edit source]

I'm not sure who decided it was released in 2005. It seems more likely that it would have been released alongside Werewolves in 2004? Someone should investigate this if possible. Hubcapp (talk) 17:09, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

Discussed on Discord with Hlways (Who found the 2005 release date in the cache files). There were these facts:
  1. Werewolves were released in 2004.
  2. The item "Bear fur" was originally called "Fur" until sometime in july-september 2005
  3. MEP1 (released 19 July 2005) needs a piece of Bear Fur in the quest, and falls within the range of when the Bear fur item was renamed (probably done then because telling the player to get a piece of fur was ambiguous)
  4. Then 5 months later, a new item called "Fur" was (for sure) released 12th December 2005
So from these facts, we can draw the reasonable guess that on release, Werewolves dropped Bear fur (then called "fur") and the more valuable Grey Wolf Fur. MEP1 was released & the developers renamed Bear fur without thinking about it too much. Players were confused for about 5 months why Werewolves dropped Bear fur, and then on 12 December 2005, the "Fur" item was created as a bug-fix, only obtainable from werewolves, in order to maintain the balanced drop table already in place. Hubcapp (talk) 17:51, 29 May 2020 (UTC)