Raster of Guk  

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Level: 37
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# Jun 13 2017 at 7:25 PM Rating: Excellent
Via test patch notes 6-13-2017.

- Raster of Guk is no longer restricted to the unlocking of Kunark.
He's ALIVE on Ragefire
# Sep 11 2015 at 8:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Just killed Raster on Ragefire, at 7:55pm MDT Sept.11, 2015.

Using the 3 cycle spawn:

Spawn at 12am -1am game time, left alive to despawn at 7am.
8am - 9am PH spawns, killed.
4pm - 5pm PH spawns, killed. (Raster spawned for me at this time)

Repeat cycle.

Edited, Sep 11th 2015 10:06pm by Kurukami
He's ALIVE on Ragefire
# Jul 03 2016 at 5:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Raster has a % chance to spawn on each pop; there are no voodoo methods you need to use.

Edited, Jul 3rd 2016 6:03pm by Philliden
He's ALIVE on Ragefire
# Aug 24 2016 at 8:27 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
It's not about Voodoo, if the PH is up at a certain time, it despawns and respawns 2 hours (game time) later. So instead of killing it and waiting 22 RL min for a new spawn you let it despawn and wait 6 RL min for a respawn. You end up getting slightly more PH's this way if you sequence it correctly.
He's ALIVE on Ragefire
# Aug 26 2016 at 1:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Sweet. I just got him on Tunare August 26th about 11:00 P.M. I had been camping him off and on for a few days, but not religiously sitting there timing out each PH and despawn. I just smash and he appears. Yay! Hope
running the cycle
# Apr 06 2014 at 9:31 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
I have been camping Raster of Guk off and on for the past week, was working the cycle of 3 spawns a game day when camping him and this morning I killed the 8 AM spawn after the 7 AM despawn, and Raster spawned at 4 PM! woot! probably a good 30 hours in.
PH Mob Count
# May 30 2010 at 8:46 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
Attempt 1:
Start Time:- 10:32PM, 30 May 2010, GMT
End Time:- 03:44AM, 31 May 2010, GMT

17 "a greater minotaur"

1 "a froglok vis knight"

1 "Raster of Guk"

Very lucky for me :D. Have to adnit this weekend = quicker rare spawns but still expected longer... 4 ish hours
confirmed spawn info
# Apr 07 2009 at 4:01 AM Rating: Decent
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raster of guk has a 5% chance to spawn. There is no magic spawning technique or any tricks to speed up the process. You just have to get lucky.

This was posted by Aristo, who is a developer of EQ:

"... Take Raster of Guk as another example. The theory in my guild was that you could only kill the placeholder if it was night and there were minotaurs up in the pit. When I got here and was able to look it up, it's just that he's a 5% spawn on that table. He has the same 5% spawn chance any time it pops, but that's rare enough for theories to take hold."


Ease of Raster
# Nov 10 2008 at 3:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Also, I did this with an untwinked 35 monk and a cleric mercenary. I had started a monk on a new server just to play around with.

Now, when I say untwinked, he does have some rough defiant gear which he got along the way and it's pretty powerful. But he's still wearing his guild shirt.

Edited, Nov 10th 2008 6:12pm by Jaysen
Laid back camping
# Nov 10 2008 at 3:08 PM Rating: Decent
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(repost from the Targin thread)
I'm a casual player and don't really have much time to play EQ, but I still enjoy it quite a bit. I started a monk on a new server and at around 35 was camping for the Code of Zan Fi and the Idol from Raster. I used the same method on both:

1.) Pick up a Cleric Mercenary to help out with the adds.
2.) Make a hotkey that does:
/target raster ---or--- /target targin
3.) I also included in my hotkey training for mend since I didn't have that maxed.
4.) Feign Death at the feet of the spawn point.
5.) Create an audio trigger on the word "raster" or "targin" depending on your camp. I used Alert5 because it dings.
5.) Use a game pad to repeat the key while you watch TV or do other things. I caught up on some work on another computer while I waited for them to spawn.
6.) When they spawn your computer will start dinging and you can pop the cleric mercenary out, let him buff and then stand up.

This will take longer overall to get your items since you're only getting one spawn per EQ day, but it will let you do it passively.
Raster Spawn
# Oct 12 2007 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
11 posts
There are some upsides to having less and less players in old world zones, camps are VERY open. I am a 52 monk, fought and FD my way to the spawn room. Fell in the pit, cleared out everything, then checked the posts. The spawn went through 5A despawn, 9A kill, 7P kill. I did it for only 3 hours then camped.

I logged back in to camp Raster the next morning:
11pm killed
nothing until 9AM - killed
7pm killed
9AM Raster

I would have to say the 3 spawn method gives a quick result. I also killed no other mobs than PH mobs.
# Apr 12 2007 at 11:41 PM Rating: Default
Ive read all the post and yer all full of it......there is only one ph that matters....and that's the one just before you kill this sob.....so you think if yer not camped on top of it for 5 days its not gonna spawn...of course it is....but it;s a random....RANDOM generated spawn...get it, ?... ya bunch of nooobies.....one ph killed and raster dead.....eat y'er hearts out!....oh by the way for those of you who dont believe me.....killed ph i found up at 12pm game time...raster spawned 30 mins later ....would have missed him but was campin the fabled king on my main and clicked my monk back in just too look.....have fun and remember real is allways more important

Edited, Apr 13th 2007 12:44am by truebeliever
no greater glory than to serve God!
# Dec 22 2008 at 12:18 PM Rating: Decent
63 posts
"Ive read all the post and yer all full of it......there is only one ph that matters....and that's the one just before you kill this sob.....so you think if yer not camped on top of it for 5 days its not gonna spawn...of course it is....but it;s a random....RANDOM generated spawn...get it, ?... ya bunch of nooobies.....one ph killed and raster dead.....eat y'er hearts out!....oh by the way for those of you who dont believe me.....killed ph i found up at 12pm game time...raster spawned 30 mins later ....would have missed him but was campin the fabled king on my main and clicked my monk back in just too look.....have fun and remember real is allways more important"

The programmers at sony stated that YOUR the fool. Im going to use some numbers to explain. every mob has a point value assigned to it. Now how this is used is lets say the point value for the zone is 3000. that means the game will generate NO more than 3000 worth of mobs in the zone. So lets say you kill PH + 50 mobs... by killing the other mobs you have opened up the points needed to spawn the named. this VERY thing that i just explained was POSTED by a sony dev quit a few years back. The dev said that therefor to increase your chances of getting a named wholesale slaughter was the way to go. that in fact doing ONLY the ph decreased your chance of getting the named.
# Sep 23 2008 at 12:21 PM Rating: Decent
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apparently youre the newb, because the only way to get a rare spawn is to sit on the camp and wait for it. you do realize that your post really has no point, correct?
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# May 25 2008 at 7:37 AM Rating: Good
I am impressed, you ridicule and curse others and yet your name is Truebeliever and you sign a testament to God. You are not a good recommendation to w/e reliion you follow.
Fight smarter not harder.
Why am I doing it again???
# Mar 30 2007 at 6:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Years ago, like 2001, I originally did my monk epic. I did all the sashes, blahblah, etc, Targin the Rock took me 30 minutes, I got lucky there. Raster on the other hand took a bit longer, I think I spent 40 hours there total, one session lasting 18 hours straight. I vowed never to do it again. Well, I went on to play for several years, then retired my monk to play EQ2 when it came out. I played EQ2 until just last summer, and didn't play any MMOs for a while. One day I had an urge to play EQ1 again, just for the fun of it. So I loaded it up and once I got in I realized how much more I liked EQ1 than EQ2, so for old times sake I came up with the super intelligent idea of re-doing my epic (1.0 now I guess it is hehe) up to the point of the Robe of the Lost Circle. I had seen monks with both their epic and the robe back in the old days, and thought they were totally insane, but now, for some strange reason, I want to try it. I'm now at the stage where I must camp Raster once again. I'm like pretty sure I'm a ******, but I ask you to wish me luck anyways!!! :) Here's to round 2!!!!!
# Jan 07 2007 at 11:58 PM Rating: Decent
31 posts
There's plenty of info about Raster here already, but since the latest posts are nearing five years old, I thought I'd relate my experiences in the event in hope it will be useful to anyone else working on their Epic 1.0. For starters, the oft-mentioned spawn/despawn procedure above does still work to get three pops every EQ day, or 72 minutes of real time. Because the mobs regularly spawn at 10-hour intervals of EQ time (this translates into 30 minutes of real-world time), however, you have to jump on those spawns sometimes to make sure that the last mob spawns early enough that it can despawn when it should. On that note, the times seem to have changed slightly - Raster's placeholder (or Raster himself, if you're unlucky enough, I suppose) now despawns a bit after 7am (EQ time) and the next mob will pop in two game hours later, at 9.

I also found it helpful, as has been mentioned elsewhere, to pull mobs down the hallway towards the pit trap (that drops you into the Minotaur Elder's room) when breaking the camp. It's a nice out-of-the-way place and gives you plenty of time to finish off the mob once it starts running. The only drawback is the occasional frog Shaman who wanders around on the other side of the pit trap. If he wanders into range, he WILL heal and buff the poor sap you're beating on.

Finally, I have little advice for actually taking Raster down. As a 51 Monk with fairly shoddy equipment for this day and age, taking him out was a walk in the park after he finally spawned. My suggestion is if you're able to kill the Minotaurs and all on your own, you should be fine for Raster himself. I count myself lucky that this was only a 25-hour or so camp for me. Best of luck to y'all, and feel free to drop me a line if you're on Erollisi Marr within the next two weeks or so.

If you still need more advice, I recommend Bodi Kibadachi's extensive and well-written guide to all parts of the Monk Epic Quest 1.0. The Raster write-up is here. (That's http://www.castle-grounds.co.uk/eq/raster.htm in the event that the link doesn't work) Safe hunting to you all!

Edit: So I realized after posting this that I had my preferences set to show the oldest posts first, which is why I thought they stopped after 2002. Silly me. It was late, okay? ;)

Edited, Jan 14th 2007 11:41pm by Grumpydp

Edited, May 7th 2008 12:26am by Grumpydp
Dacoriel Tranquilsong - 60th Druid
Deern Tranquilsong - 51st Monk
Erollisi Marr (EverQuest)
# Jan 05 2007 at 2:11 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
LOL everytime i see someone post their experience with raster makes me laugh..
ill share my experience with raster here
i got raster 3 years ago but heres how i did it...
Back then the raster camp was a hot one.. everyone permantly camp the place when they have it.. I had to get in line just to camp this place... soon as i got this camp i camped him approximatly 3 days NONSTOP! dam right i didnt even sleep..(i dont wanna leave this place because if i did i would have to get back in the line for this camp) he spawned for me aafter around 72 hours.
Within the 72 hours: i petitioned 5 times
spoke to GM 3 times
almost passed out 2 times

i got my epic done very fast after the raster camp's done.
Whats *** about this is i replaced my epic with a elemental ton po leather glove 1 week after i got the epic done.
Not worth it if you ask me.. but i tell ya raster camp will always be a good memory if you think back after a very long time. You will laugh at what you did

Edited, Jan 5th 2007 5:19am by zhouoo
pet class /afk farming.
# Dec 31 2006 at 2:35 PM Rating: Good
451 posts
Easiest camp ever. Set my 66 Ikky bst (KoS) w/pet up on Rast's spawn and set timer for 19minutes. Every 19minutes, check kill, and reset timer. Saved me alot of headache : ) Spawned after ~6 hrs or so of steady camping.

Edited, Dec 31st 2006 2:36pm by Aegishopi
Aegishopi the Royal Jester, Paladin of Stromm

"Should not the measure of one's self-discipline also be the measure of one's self-worth?"
Mr. Rastafarian...
# Nov 29 2006 at 10:04 PM Rating: Decent
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I have been here now 4days and nights with very lil sleep... has the test of sanity began ofcourse, I have even observed the wall too make out the ghostly monk image... now with those cleared away I want you to keep in mind the constructive imagination that is harvested from so much spare time... I have conducted a rap song labeled Mr. Rastafarian <Raster of Guk> I hope you like it.... this is actually coming from the heart...

335minos 235 Viz
3days with no break now what the f*** did I miss!?
3PH's in a hour and I can't find him..
I got a headache and need a shower, i've never felt like this..''
Mister Rastaman I need you, give me what I deserve.
I feel like i'm cursed..
You won't spawn cause I done something wrong? or is it someone i've hurt
I heard patience is a virtue well that phrase seems apparent..
But f**** patience and if I want virtue i'd go see a cleric..
I see the ghost kneelin there in, the wall is it verant?
Giving us a message, what they've drawn don't seem coherent..
Maximize the window did someone fall? what am I hearing?
There he is OMG he spawned now time to go work ON my MARRIAGE!

Mister Rastafarian... show your face....
Mister Rastafarian... no time to waste...
So many muffincakes i've ate..
Forgot the time now it's late...
Seems like my fates found it's place..
Been many rounds i'm bound to break...
What's that sound? i'm now awake..
Anotha mino clown to pound away...
Allakazam i'm at it again ! hearin clowns announce they found a way..

Monk spittin witt rythmn of a bard..
Witt witty writtens i'm spittin bars...
Witt any advice to give'm? campin rastas like life in prison..
Just forget it! he is hard....
If you're independant you're in it long..
Hope that any minute he will spawn...
In the beginnin it's like "immah finish it dawg"
Then it's you feelin finished and wanna end it all!...
Hope SoE is feelin this song''
Plus gimme thankx for bein this calm...
Because campin rasta is like a sentence in prison witt out any reason of bein charged...
It ain't easy beleve it's hard..
Monkx get the shaft! face it!
We're being charmed... for all this tastless when I can see this spawn...
That's so ancient... let's keep it basic you have a better chance of see-ing GOD! .......This goes out to all the monkx who have and plan on doing Rastafarian of Guk... GoodLuck and MONK POWA!

UGH fo shissle
# Nov 22 2006 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
I got the spot tonight. Debated trying the spawn thing, and then decide since I had a miserable camp with Targin I would wait one respawn and if he spawned I would finish if not i would do the 1.5 prequest. Killed the PH and then waited. Sure enough, rastor of Guk spawned!
Raster has been Spotted and Looted
# Nov 17 2006 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
5 posts
FYI - Raster has spawned at least 3 times this week that I am aware of.

I needed Raster for my epic. A guildie camped her Rogue there and checked in on Raster once in while. One evening she logged in, he was there, she killed him, he dropped what I needed, she looted .... and then we MQ'd it.

I was scared to death of facing a 80+ hour camp but she saved me the heartache.

At this point I had not gotten Targin to spawn but 2 nights ago He spawned for me after about 20 hours of camping in 8 hour slots.

For all of you that are camping anf wondering ... Yes, Raster and Targin do Exist!
Aidaen Kroeger
52 Monk
Antonius Bayle
Guild Aff. Court of Glory

A thousand Blessings Upon Your Mouse
# Nov 14 2006 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
169 posts
Well, while you are camping him, you can farm frog faction for your crown of deceit! SO you can do two things at once. OMg insane. because, froglok faction is a pain in the ***. Took me over a week for kos to like amiably.

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raster no show
# Sep 27 2006 at 9:32 AM Rating: Decent
46 posts
i must be the most unlucky person alive.. i have camped this dude for over a year, (several hours a day, several days a week, etc) i'm sorry, but i just don't have time to spend all my life in 1 stupid area for a pop. i have a job and family to take care of also. this is just rediculous.

Edited, Sep 27th 2006 at 10:47am PDT by wrxman

Edited, Sep 27th 2006 at 11:06am PDT by wrxman
Povar-93 SK / 93 Shaman
Raster !
# Jun 01 2006 at 12:37 PM Rating: Decent
31 posts
27 hours of camping over three days. The 8 am spawn didn't show up so I figured I'll go afk till the 6pm one, I came back and my brain sent this message: it's not a mino, it's not a frog...must be broken! But it was Raster! Dropped the idol and I will never ever EVER step foot in that section of Guk again : )
WOOT :D Super lucky
# Feb 21 2006 at 6:34 AM Rating: Decent
45 posts
I had ignored doing this horrible camp after wasting 50+ hours on him, but one day I was bored I thought I'd head down there and try again. One PH later he spawned! (For the record he pops up to the right of the pot in the elder room). He dropped fast.

Now that I was on a roll (roll of one) I thought I'd head over to naggy's to camp targin. I get there, look into the room ahead and OMG HE'S UP!! Didnt want to risk a despawn, so I ran in fast with innerflame on and dropped him in a second. Looted and ran with a train behind me (fd wouldnt work, too many casters).

Was SUPER lucky that day, but now back to the drabness of camping pawbuster in KC, in which my luck seems to have run dry. Cant seem to solo warlord room well at 59 - the warlords kick my *** most of the time.
Slayer of Typhon
# Jan 27 2006 at 7:07 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
I just camped raster for about 5 hours on Prexus (Terris-Thule) server. I was clearing all minotaurs and never saw the elder, but di see a few froglok knights and 2 Basilisks (seemed really out of place). Finally I was giving up at around 6am, thinking I was dumb for depriving myself of sleep, I started reading the posts here on alla (for the 50th time). Suddenly I heard a rusting sound (from my minimized eq) and there was raster. I had been standing in the pot, looking for the ghostly monk image on the wall. At 55 I beat the living daylight out of him and got my idol. For all those who said "Just go kill Brother Qwinn": for the sake of role-playing, I endured. A monk could never kill his brother.

"I am not Typhon, I am the slayer of Typhon."

Huang Anli - 55 Monk
# Nov 30 2005 at 7:19 AM Rating: Decent
45 posts
I've just started camping raster. Once 4am strikes the minotaur pops but I leave him be so he'll despawn at 7am (according to everyone) in the hopes that another will spawn at 8am. However, it has gone past 7am twice now and no despawn. Once the clock hits 8am I just down the mino and wait for the next. Am I doing something wrong to prevent the despawn or has it been fixed so raster wont despawn once he pops?

While writing this i had a mino appear at 1pm (after killing the 8am one). I'm all confused now - what is going on? Is the timer all changed now or am i just stupid and missing something?

Please help

EDIT: Never mind, I am stupid. He spawns in the corner of the room next to that pot, not in the pit. The spawn/despawn method does give more spawns per eq day than just killing all.

Have idol and code, now if i could just get zephyl and quinn to show themselves...

Edited, Tue Feb 21 05:39:43 2006
Damn Rastor to hell
# Sep 11 2005 at 3:58 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok so i'm a lvl 51 monk that had this GREAT (not) idea to start his epic...got the headbands and the sashes w/o much of a problem and then I went and camped Targin The Rock in sol B king room. I did not use any spawn de-spawn bull sh*t because I dont thing it works and after 5 hours of camping him with a 66 cleric friend of mine he popped and was easy for me to solo. Now i'm stuck sitting on top of a pot stairing at a wall and watching Mino's spawn and run around me wondering weather or not I'm gonna hang my self or wait another hour for the Rastor Of Guk...I have lowerd my self to now even tryin to do the
4AM- Spawn
7AM- De-spawn
8AM- Spawn kill
6PM- Spawn kill
and so far it's working just as well as anything else...it's not. Im not sure how long i'm gonna even try this but i'll try and stay awake

Choketona-Monk level 51
Roopert-Mage level 30
Jellyfish?? heh heh...
# Aug 16 2005 at 7:15 PM Rating: Decent
33 posts
Hola! I was recently tricked by Sony into checking out EQ since supposed recent improvements for a 21-day trial (21 day?)...

I quit playing once I hit 55 and was getting squashed by dark blues; even though I had uber gear and buffs. That was over a year ago - things have not changed, so I am done...I wish it wasn't so...

anywho, I was browsing the threads, and was wondering if my old theory still works...looks like it may have helped some, but did they change the spawn tables now? A friend at work mentioned EQ, and since he started up a monk, I thought I would check for him.

Happy Hunting!

Edited, Tue Aug 16 20:29:08 2005
Got him
# Aug 10 2005 at 9:51 AM Rating: Decent
26 posts
I expected endless days of waiting for this punk. Spent a couple hours a day for past couple days. Intended to pull overnighter last night, but after one cycle, I was just too tired and said ***** it. I get up this morning, check on my trader, log onto my monk and run to spawn spot, and there he is! Yay me! Now its off to get Targin.

Edited, Wed Aug 10 10:52:41 2005
no progress
# Jul 02 2005 at 5:23 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Day 3 into this **** camp. Temp had faded a long time ago. Out of food and water. My endurance has started to drop. I don't know how long i can last. If some one should find my rotting corpse and read my meassage Please tell my family i love them.

16 hours a day and still no spawn. I am tring the despawn thing to get three ph an EQ day. I started this as a 44lvl monk, a 50 necro help me break the camp. I am 45 now and two blues till 46. a 37 pally has been helping me with root, heals, and dps. I have no problems keeping this camp broken solo, but if my timimg is off and get an add i will be in trouble.
RE: no progress
# Jul 02 2005 at 7:14 PM Rating: Decent
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WOOOOOTTTTT. 6 hours into day 3 and he pops.
Was no problem to now a 46 monk and a 38 pally.
Total time in camp 38 hours. Good luck to all that needs to do this camp.
# Jun 24 2005 at 12:05 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
To heck with Raster, yes, I camped him the standard 100+ hrs and no pop. Yes, I did the 3 spawns per hour trick. Yes, it burnt me out so bad I quit EQ for 5 months. When I came back and started researching the other parts of the quest and found out you can bypass this whole friggin part by just killing Brother Zephyl in Rathe Mountains. On the second spawn of BZ he dropped the robe. Total time in RM 2 hrs. There are no faction hits for killing BZ.

-Hb 7th hammer
# Jun 22 2005 at 9:33 PM Rating: Default
I got him after about 12 hours of camping. I had just come back from "quiting" EverQuest, and I made a Monk again. I had camped Raster numerous times before, and probably have camped him totally on numerous characters for about 150 hours and never seen him. I used this strategy:

This is the spawn cycle I used for Raster:
4AM - Spawn...let this PH de-spawn
7AM - De-spawn
8AM - Spawn...Kill the PH
6PM - Spawn...Kill the PH

Thanks to the poster Jellyfish. This worked perfect for me. He looks like he does in the picture above (I have the Luclin models off.)
Correct Mob
# Jun 21 2005 at 3:44 PM Rating: Default
75 posts
Ok for thsoe who didnt know this spot was meant for lower guk mob Raster of Guk not sol b and /or other mobs confussing people on timers really stinks most of us workin on the epic for our monks lookin for simple basic mobs a location a timer of mobs yes i know confurring information about mobs would b nice but when u ramble on a completely separtate mob - case in point spent 8 hours on book of "immortals" killed every mob listed even did the whole killin Zephyr and Qwinn - dont knwo how spawn Qwinn then - peopel get off the subject of the mob needed information like spawn timer of the mobs in lower guk as place holders
To all those who came before me and remembered shall be remembered forever for they left a lasting impression. I hope i do the same.

Froggerii RoadRage
65th Shaman of Primal Evolution
# May 08 2005 at 8:53 AM Rating: Decent
71 posts
So last night I settle in for a long stay in Lguk. After killing everything a few times I try the cycle, and let the 4am ph despawn. I was only able to wait until like 10 that eq night until I had to fall asleep. This morning I log on and Rastor is standing right there. Yay! Guess I got lucky.
Been around
# Mar 06 2005 at 2:43 AM Rating: Decent
Been working on faction for Wood Elf Clickie Crown and the last 3 times I've run to Lower Guk his been up with 1 or 2 people in the zone .... being a monk (that camped him for 16 hours straight) I must resist the impluse to kill him just for showing his face.
Targin and Raster
# Dec 02 2004 at 9:22 AM Rating: Decent
53 posts
I knew I was going to have trouble getting Raster when I zoned into SolB and, lo and behold, Targin was up! Immediately headed over to Guk, and have been killing and waiting and killing and waiting ever since... a mind boggling long camp, but thanks to all who've posted invaluable info on getting the most spawns at the PH point.
31 spawns
# Nov 14 2004 at 1:28 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
ok i have camped him for 2 days now 31 spawns so far another monk has camped him in the time i was not. I can understand that its an epic item but come on this is getting old now
# Nov 04 2004 at 5:33 AM Rating: Decent
well after 76 hours of camping him everyday on and off i come home ready to just go and see if i could take down quinn or other brother for the robe logged in and behold there raster is standing there at 6 am game time. immediately engaged and wiped him. easy kill for lvl 55 monk no buffs solo. was so glad to finally be done with this part. no i can move on and get exp while killing for the pipes. so dont give up he will come out of hiddin for you eventually.
Rasterfari Maan
# Nov 03 2004 at 4:42 PM Rating: Decent
15 posts
Ok I'm about to shoot someone. I've beenk camping this fool for days now and not a single sign of him. *pulls hair out*
Holy Crap this is insane
# Oct 17 2004 at 8:49 PM Rating: Decent
This is fricking insane, we should not have to play for 100+ hours on end to get 1 **** spawn, all the other epics are fricking cake, but nooooooo monks have to be the biggest ***** of em all, anyway can someone repeat that theory, because ive just been murdering everything in that **** mino room. I cant take it anymore, while I was playing I could of sworn I saw a monk on the wall that was kneeling. I dont think thats a good sign, please someone help me!
# Sep 17 2004 at 8:01 AM Rating: Decent
2 posts
So I have been camping Raster for 5 days on and off. I have tried all methods just becasue I am so bored. Nothing happening. I too have spotted the kneeling monk. Plus not only have i been camping Raster but two other monks are taking up where I am leaving off so he is non stop camped and still no Raster except there has been 2 patches could they have reset his spawn time and we are starting from scratch. This is so mind boggling. while back to see if i have something good maybe it will be he who must die lol.

50th monk
# Sep 03 2004 at 9:17 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
At level 63 now, I have been camping Raster for over 200 hours. Many of those in 8 hour blocks getting 3 spawns each EQ day. No sign of the "rare" spawn. 30 something levels, 200+ hours, and nothing to show for it. This is epic torture is what it is...no Sub-Epic since everything else is pretty much done save for the last turn-in and battle~!

Tanzu of CT
# Aug 30 2004 at 12:46 PM Rating: Decent
After 3 days of hunting this guy and reading several posts I was wunderring if he only spawns on a certain day, maybe a specigfic day or two on the in game calander??

Ok I am getting bored from this camp, just popped in my head Smiley: banghead

Am I lucky?
# Aug 29 2004 at 2:40 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
I consider this part of all the expansion being out ie LDoN and GoD. But I headed to LGuk, followed my trusty Maps and EQatlas Map and fell into a pit, climbed a ladder and looked to my right. There in front of me was the Man Raster of Guk, no one in zone so Obviously he was mine. Killed him and got my idol. Total time to run to the camp and kill 20 minutes if not less.

Reneg 51 Human Monk Fennin Ro

Edited, Sun Aug 29 15:41:43 2004
Raster baster...
# Aug 27 2004 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
Well, its my initiation into being a monk, and thank goodness I have plenty of time to practice my feign death and bind wounds, otherwise I would go stir crazy.

I am using the 5am spawn, 7am despawn method and getting 3 PHs a day. Works nicely - use it, it will be your friend. At 3 spawns a day vs. 2 you increase your chances of a pop.

Anyway, I now also get the jokes about seeing the monk knealing down, binding wounds, although at this point in time, its much easier considering the faster regen while sitting and BW to 70%.

I will be praying to any Gods that listen, 12 hours is enough penance, please let me slay Raster soon.

Tyekwon Doh
46th rank Monk
Ogah Powah
# Aug 14 2004 at 10:36 AM Rating: Decent
41 posts
This is one annoying camp! Been here over 80 hours so far and it popped once. Raster was stolen by a non-monk while my monk was fd on the cauldron. Raster has not popped since .. that was the only time in all this time and I've tried various ways (all previously mentioned plus one) to get him to pop again. Everytime working with the three spawns per eq day. I've killed those around for hours straight, I've killed nothing but the PH for over 50 hours straight and then someone had mentioned killing them all but leaving the elder in the pit to two hours just before spawn time then killing him but leaving his corpse in the pit. Well done them all didn't work but once when Raster was stolen from me..

WOOHOO I got him! Finally *does a happy dance*

The method I found that worked best was the kill only PHers ... thanks for the tip! Goodluck to anyone else getting ready to do this camp! Be patient! =)

Edited, Sat Aug 14 14:28:03 2004
Evolving tactics
# May 13 2004 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
2,015 posts
Started this camp (solo) yesterday with my level 39 monk. Getting to the area is a bit problematic since any undead and some of the minos see through invisibility. Once there, you need to worry about the PH and 4 other mobs that pop there, plus possibly the one in the pit. The ledge where the PH spawns is a dead-end which is an advantage.

Two of the mobs are static, positioned overlooking the pit. The pit spawns the Mino Elder with a few nice drops too. There are also two other spawns which roam between the PH ledge and a short way away. Of these 4 mobs, I only saw froglok vis knights, and greater minos.

I could handle 2 or 3 beating on me, while I killed one of them, and then FD till I could mend up and continue. The trick was being able to break the spawn up so you did not have 5 beating on you. You DO want to have at least 2 on you, because if there is only one, they will run at 20% and you could get in trouble chasing it down without a snare of some sort. I purposely left one froglok live so the one I was killing would have a buddy and not run. I would say kill the roamers and one of the statics, that way you can use the ledge area to heal up before the PH pops again.

I was also afraid a shaman might spawn in place of the knight but this never happened.

The PH on the ledge could be a greater mino or knight (the ones I saw).

I NEVER saw Raster pop, but I did have the cycle working to get 3 pops per EQ day.

Temp was essential for my level 39 to survive 3 minos beating on me. All the mobs were dark blue, including the Mino Elder. I also had a gate potion to get out easier.

I'll keep trying since I am getting decent xp and some loot. Hopefully before these turn green, I'll get Raster to pop...
Still here...
Q-tip theory
# Apr 23 2004 at 11:17 AM Rating: Decent
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Started the camp with the Q-tip theory, did not work for me. As of post done about 28 hours into the camp. In between spawns I log in my 65 Druidin Rathe mountains and kill PH for Brother Zepyll to spawn. Got him to spawn once and a couple of us killed him but no robe on him. The way I figure if doing two ph camps for the price of one results in me maybe being able to abandon the accursed Raster camp I'll do it. Oh, and I too kinda see an imaginary outiline on the wall of a human monk form sitting down. Look carefully at wall right behind the spawn point and you might see it to.
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Edited, Fri Apr 23 12:25:20 2004
RE: Q-tip theory
# May 03 2004 at 11:43 AM Rating: Good
33 posts
I camped Raster over the past weekend, and was able to get the PH to pop 3 times per EQ day with the following method:

4AM - Spawn...let this PH de-spawn
7AM - De-spawn
8AM - Spawn...Kill the PH
6PM - Spawn...Kill the PH

Once I started this cycle on 7th Hammer server, it was a mere 5 hour camp. I feigned on top of the cauldron next to the PH, followed the formula above, and killed nothing but the PH. Right before he spawned (a few EQ-time hours)one of the infamous messages "You hear a voice..." blah blah blah came up, and the few of us in Guk at the time started speculating on what it was about. Pow - he popped right at 6PM game time.

I sent an updated pic of Raster to Illia - he looks nothing like the picture above anymore...

Patience is a virtue - but it still sucks :P

RE: Q-tip theory
# Dec 24 2005 at 9:57 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
I must say, this method greatly improves your chances of getting Raster to spawn. I had camped him for almost 78 hours previously with a friend. This time, when using the 3-a-day spawn method, I got him in a mere 15 hours. Thank you, Jellyfist! You're a -GENIUS-!
RE: Q-tip theory
# Sep 23 2004 at 10:29 PM Rating: Decent
33 posts
BTW - In my endeavor to understand this quest and its rare ***** near ridiculous!) spawns... At lvl 55, my monk set off for SolB for the Code. I had time to watch the PH, as the dark blues are nearly fatal to solo monks anymore :( Feign Death naps as I cleared the room slowly...
On, or slightly to the left of the 'throne' (as you face it), one mob named "a greater kobold" despawned! I got out the handy timer and started recording. Three game days into it, Targin popped in place of the "a greater kobold"
This is the spawn cycle I used for Targin:

4AM - Spawn...let this PH de-spawn
7AM - De-spawn
8AM - Spawn...Kill the PH
1PM - Spawn...Kill the PH
6PM - Spawn...Kill the PH
11PM - Spawn...Kill the PH

BUT - a couple of the PM spawns did not pop over this 3 day camp. It may have been due to a nearby group that kept getting aggro from the throne room...can someone test this and verify?

Edited, Thu Sep 23 23:36:53 2004
RE: Q-tip theory
# Jun 15 2004 at 3:24 PM Rating: Excellent
22 posts
So far my girlfriend and I have spent 117 hours camping Raster continuously for her monk. While she sleeps I'm camping him and vice versa.

Two thoughts ocurred to us at this point...

1) It's been one really sad waste of a whole week where we should have been doing something in RL.

2) The epic isn't worth the time spent in this **** camp.

The only thing that I can say for sure is that the spawn/despawn times stated in the previous post are absolutely correct. At least you know the theory behind getting Raster, although clearly he's fictional and someone from SOE is playing the April Fools to end all April Fools on us.

Edit : 278 Minotaurs & 5 Froglok Vis Knights popped in this time. Pointless, annoying camp.

I think the best plan will be to bring lots of level 30-35 friends and camp the whole area, all grabbing level 51 before giving up and letting the next party camp another 300 PH's and waste a week of their lives.

Edit 2 : It's now 155 hours of near non-stop camping (only missed time was because of the latest patch) Still no Raster.
377 Minotaurs, 6 Froglok Vis Knights.

I've also seen what appears to be the ghostly image of the kneeling monk in the spot beyond the spawn point (viewed from an FD position in the pot). However I've also seen John Lennon there, Freddie Kruger, Ghandi and Puff the Magic Dragon. In fact everyone and everything that's ever existed, but NO F%^&ING RASTER.

We now have a new phrase for Xmas Eve in our house.... "Go to bed early or Raster won't spawn". Afterall, it's less believable than that Santa idea and I've more chance of camping Mr Kringle for the drop.

Edit 3 : He finally popped after 166 hours of camping. (394 Minotaurs, 9 Froglok Vis Knights) No-one has sufficient money to make me ever camp this **** again. I spent less time doing the entire mage epic than camping this one spawn..... I'd advise against doing this quest unless you enjoy pain or have an extremely stubborn partner who rewards well (and yes, it does mean what you've thought of)

Funnily enough Targin the Rock (which was our next stop) spawned after 15 minutes of being in SolB though, so perhaps there is some hope for the terminally impatient like us..... and anyone who reads this post before doing the Raster camp and thinks "Oh Sh*t"

Edited, Sat Jun 19 04:08:59 2004
RE: Q-tip theory
# Jun 20 2004 at 10:24 AM Rating: Decent
33 posts
Ouch! That is one long camp! I think you may be on to something with the 'hope for the terminally impatient' idea - I also headed over to kill Targin after getting Raster in such a short time. But at lvl 52, I don't solo against those shaman casters too well. But the few times I was able to find help, I spent at least 74 total hours in the throne room waiting for the spawn. And STILL waiting :(
Sony did finally fix the pathing issue in the Gorge of King Xorbb after 8 months. I was lvl 17 when I started camping it, but had to go back to get the last piece in the Treant Fists quest last night...just for principal. I initially camped the Goblin Alchemist for over 500 hours before Sony admitted I was wasting my time. Not much use to me now at 52 :P
Someone needs to give John Smedley an atomic wedgie
# Jan 30 2004 at 4:02 PM Rating: Decent
10 posts
I'd like to know how people can confirm that the formula actually works
# Jun 23 2004 at 6:41 AM Rating: Decent
22 posts
By seeing for yourself. Go there and camp him and note the spawn times by killing all PH's over a set time, then try following the formula and you'll see it does indeed work and gives you one more spawn per EQ day than you would have by killing everything.

As with most of us, we're grateful to those players that research these things in the first place and then post their findings.
How much time it takes?
# Jan 23 2004 at 2:41 AM Rating: Decent
just for those who are camping him here come some info about how much time toke it to some of us:

A monk friend with epic done: 46 Hours
A monk friend with no epic: 60+ Hours and still waiting him
My monk: 40 Hours non stop

While i was camping him, many people reported me they found him poped last night etc... it is just luck, even if no one is camping him, his ph depop and repop each eq day so he can pop... but at the same time even if no one kil rasten he ll depop at next day.

Good luck u all!
( o o )
#Mantorok, Posted: Jan 04 2004 at 4:31 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I camped raster for a total of 30 mins until he popped and dropped idol,time dont matter for chit, I killed him at 3pm . If you want him to spawn just kill the mino near the pot thingy whenever you see it and raster will spawn after a lil. (Kelide is very happy about his pretty new idol =)).
poping tipps
# Dec 09 2003 at 8:27 AM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Camped him yesterday, got him :) took 13 hours non-stop

To get the most pops leave the 5am (game time) PH pop to de-pop at 7am it re-spawns by 9. Kill all the others.

This way you'll get 3 or 4 pops per eq day rather than 2
Kill them all
# Dec 09 2003 at 1:59 AM Rating: Decent
13 posts
Just out of curiosity, if I can keep that spawn point clear and not worry about the minos from below (I am a 55 monk) would that make any difference on when Raster spawns or the amount of PH's per game day?

I hate doing time sink and although this is very nice for a monk indeed, I do think that it has been nerfed with some of the stuff coming out of the elemental planes. (Ornate armour comes to mind) If there was a way of speeding this up, like say raster pops every 85 ph's then it would be a whole lot easier on all of us monks.

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