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#1 May 04 2011 at 7:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Hi, What are some newbie necro quests? Any sugestions would be appreciated.
#2 May 05 2011 at 4:09 AM Rating: Excellent
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Look at the site database for zones. Go to your starting city then look up quests for that city and see which are listed for necro.

I am not going to link any, I want you to have the fun of discovery what this site can do.
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#3 May 06 2011 at 2:13 AM Rating: Good
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Thanks Jonwin. Looking forward to play the game,after all this garbage(cyber attack) is taken care of. It seems to me that EQ is a very in depth game and complicated.Thanks for your reply.
#4 May 06 2011 at 12:46 PM Rating: Good
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If you are a Dark Elf Necro, you can find your Unholy set of newbie armor quests here > http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/qsearch.html?zone=35

If you are an Erudite Necro, you can find your Abattoir set of newbie armor quests here > http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/qsearch.html?zone=69

If you are a Human Necro, you can find your Rage set of newbie armor quests here > http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/qsearch.html?zone=1

To find others, just search Database> Quests> By Zone> The zone you woke up in. Then find the series of quests for your class. Hope this helps, but you might certainly want to begin w/ the newbie armor quests. Especially so if you are playing on a TLP server.
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#5 May 06 2011 at 3:31 PM Rating: Good
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Meiva wrote:
If you are a Dark Elf Necro, you can find your Unholy set of newbie armor quests here > http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/qsearch.html?zone=35

If you are an Erudite Necro, you can find your Abattoir set of newbie armor quests here > http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/qsearch.html?zone=69

If you are a Human Necro, you can find your Rage set of newbie armor quests here > http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/qsearch.html?zone=1

To find others, just search Database> Quests> By Zone> The zone you woke up in. Then find the series of quests for your class. Hope this helps, but you might certainly want to begin w/ the newbie armor quests. Especially so if you are playing on a TLP server.


Agree completely.

On TLP these aren't something a "newbie" will accomplish (more like mid-level +), but on a regular server you can kill much more over your head depending upon gear/buffs used:

The quests for Harvester and Words of Darkness based out of Temple of Sol Ro immerse you pretty good. The armor quests out of there are hard to justify in a pure effort/reward argument... but if you enjoy the accomplishment of questing you might want to check those out too.

On TLP there isn't much else to quest specific to classes at this point. If you are Erudite you can go for Noclin's Femur . Be aware that the "newb armor" is pretty much better than most of the original quested armors (or what is easily tradeskilled... another form of questing) for silk casters in particular from what I have seen on TLP.
#6 May 10 2011 at 5:38 AM Rating: Decent
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On TLP these aren't something a "newbie" will accomplish (more like mid-level +)


Unless you're talking Warrior or Rogue, everyone should have a full set of their newbie quested armor on Fippy or Vulak by level 10. There are a few exceptions like Kelethin Warriors, but not because it's difficult. It's simply because the quests are poorly designed, the drop rates are OBSCENELY low, there are only a few (roughly three or four) mobs up in the entire zone at any point in time (if any are up at all due to the way the spawns work), the mobs roam through orc camps full of aggro, and the mob spawns can get bugged to **** and back.

Which means A) you aren't likely to be able to do it solo as a Warrior, B) it'd take you hours upon hours (upon hours) even with a tracker, and C) no one's going to help you do it unless they have the patience of a saint.

I did it on my two-box with a 21 Magician and a scrap level 1 Ranger just for tracking, and it took two days.

Two entire afternoons.

For newbie armor.

With crap stats.

The only reason I finished it was because I get as stubborn as a bulldog about finishing what I start. Which leads to very masochistic tendencies in MMOs. Which is probably why I like EQ as much as I do.

Kelethin Warrior rant aside...

If you're on Fippy or Vulak there's no reason most level 10s can't complete the vast majority of the newbie armor quests.

HOWEVER.

On the other hand, it's not even worth your time on some characters. For some priests and casters there's absolutely no reason to bother. +1 Wis or +1 Int on a piece of gear (even on all your pieces of gear) is absolutely unnoticable and will never make any difference. Sure, there are a few oddly good pieces like the Troll Shaman bracers that have +5 Wis EACH. +5 Wis on ALL your gear will begin to make a noticable difference in your mana pool, so that's not a bad start.

(Though let's be honest; unless you're talking about a TON of Int or Wis, priests and casters in EQ don't benefit much from gear in the first place compared to melee, and even then it's primarily just a mana pool issue. Important but not critical in most cases. SOE finally realized that when they introduced spell foci and gave casters a reason to give a crap about gear upgrades beyond "oooh it's a different color".)

If you plan on meleeing as a cleric or shaman while solo at the early levels, sure, I guess the AC might help a little, but frankly if you're on a Prog server you shouldn't be soloing anyway. Unless you're a Mage or Necro or multiboxing (and even THEN), you should be grouping from level 1 and up because of how the xp cap works.

And then you have sets of newbie armor that's just 100% worthless with no redeeming qualities whatsoever, like the Kelethin Druid set.

For melee, the newbie quests are decent because they give you a fair chunk of AC, though the stats are extremely hit or miss. The Neriak SK helm? Pretty dang nice stats. Most other pieces of newbie armor? Why is there Wis on Warrior gear? Why is there Agi on Cleric gear? I'll say one thing for it; it's definitely indicative of how EQ itemization used to be, and so nostalgic in an acidic kind of way.

With all that said...

Frankly my advice is that unless you're tanking or unless you have easily completed newbie quests, skip them. Just group up and make money. Sell spiderling silks for 1 or 2pp each. Sell LMHQ pelts for much more. You can buy far better gear for practically nothing, and in many cases people will just give an obviously poorly equipped character gear on the Prog servers.

As much of a fuss as some people made about the newbie quests killing the banded armor market, it's really irrelevant when both banded and the newbie armor is 90% EASILY replaced crap in the first place.
#7 May 10 2011 at 5:11 PM Rating: Good
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The "agree completely" was my comment on Mevia's post. The remainder of the post wasn't about that at all but I concede the transition to talking about Sol Ro quests relied on noticing a colon so I probably should have made a line ----- or added another sentence like "Mevia's right about the newb quests. You might also want to look at Sol Ro..."



As far as the Newb armors go I see lots of casters wearing raw silk into the 40s for some slots. The newb quests are technically better than that --but I will agree not in a max/min must have way.
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