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#1 Mar 08 2007 at 10:20 AM Rating: Excellent
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EverQuest FAQ

Q. What is the easiest class to solo with?

A. For the easiest and most efficient class, a Necromancer. Necromancers have a snare, a pet and huge range of Damage over time spells (DoTs). Also, if you get into trouble you have an easy escape route: Feign death.

You may also want to consider a bard. While much harder to play than a necromancer, a skilled bard can solo very efficiently using charm kiting. You can see the website EQDiva for strategies on playing a bard.

Q. Which server has the highest population?

A. As Sony will not release any information regarding player subscriptions, or server populations, this is a very difficult question to answer. From my playing experience Antonius Bayle still has one of the higher populations, as well as Stromm. However, Firiona Vie, with a special roleplaying rule set has a very low population due to not being merged along with the other servers. If you're new, I would advise staying away from Firiona Vie. If you have friends on one server, think about joining that server.

Q. What is the best race for class xyx?

A. As the game stands, it makes very little difference what race you play anymore, with the slight exception of the new Drakkin race, which gets a breath weapon that improves with levels. As it is very easy to max stats pick something that you like the feel of, and enjoy playing.

Q. Where should I head to get a group / What is the best zone to get gear / exp / money in ?

A. Route 1: When you start out you will spawn into the tutorial. This will guide you through the basics of the game or, if you are a returning player, bring you up to date with any changes that may have taken affect during your absence. Here you will find it easy to get a group and meet other players, and get your hands on some very nice newbie equipment. We didn't have that in my day!

When you hit level 10 or 11 leave the tutorial. When you leave you will spawn in Plane of Knowledge (PoK). Press backspace to bring up your ingame map and head over to the stone which says Crescent Reach, which will take you to Blightfire Moors. Run through Blightfire to Crescent Reach, and to the quests around there for armor and exp. Once you hit level 18 or so you can go to Paludal Caverns, where you can usually find a group pretty easily, and get nice exp.

Route 2: Leave the tutorial as soon as you finish the "walkthrough" stage and head over to the Serpent's Spine via route 1. There are many questgivers in Crescent Reach up to the twenties I believe. This route gives slightly better equipment rewards than route 1.

You can leave the tutorial either by talking to Arias, or stepping through the cave entrance behind the waterfall. If you tell the Soulbinder "bind my soul" inside the tutorial, you will be able to return as long as you are below level 16.

Q. I'm thinking about returning to the game, which expansions should I buy?

A. "Seeds of Destruction" was released October 21, 2008. In addition to the new content, it includes all content from the previous 15 expansions. You can find order information on the EverQuest website, http://www.everquest.com/

Q. What are EverQuest's system requirements?

From the latest expansion:

Required Specs:

Windows® 2000/ME/XP
Pentium® II 400 equivalent or greater
256 MB RAM
ATI Radeon 7500/NVidia GeForce 1 equivalent or greater*
DirectX ompatible Sound Card
28K + Internet Connection
4X Speed CD-ROM
500 MB Hard Drive Space
DirectX 9.0
EverQuest Classic and a valid EverQuest account

Recommended Specs:

Windows® 2000/ME/XP
Pentium® III equivalent or greater
512 MB RAM
NVidia GeForce 3/ATI Radeon 8500 equivalent or greater*
DirectX compatible Sound Card
56.6K + Internet Connection
16X Speed CD-ROM
1.5 + GB Hard Drive Space
DirectX 9.0

Update from bbot.

Q. I have not played for 3 years, are my characters still there? I do not remember my account password or name, I guess I would have to start all over again and I would rather not so I won't come back.

You could not be more wrong, SOE wants you back, every account that has every been opened is still there with almost all the toons. Those under level 10 were deleted with the server merge, but all others will be on the account once you relog in. The deleted ones can be restored to you if you are prepared to spend a couple of prime workday hours on the phone ******** to costumer service, though most would not want to spend the time to do so, unless you kept all your platinum on a level 1 bazaar trader, then it might be worth it.

If you have forgotten the password, and/or account name, you can get that information emailed to you provided you know the email address the account is registered under. You can find more information at this SOE Site. That link also tells you what you need to do if you have forgoten that account name, password and you no longer have access to the email address you registered the game under. Basically SOE has all the credit card information you paid for the account with and if you can match that information you will be given your account name and password and you will be back in the game with your old characters. This will require speaking to a customer srvice rep on the phone however and may take a little time.

If it has been a few years your current credit card number might not be the one you used as it might have had last couple of digits changed when it was periodically reissued or if it was lost in that period. If you do not have that old information readily availible, you can call you credit card company and get that information. Do not listen if some ignorant costumer service rep says its not possible because it does not show up on the monitor, they are a finacial institution and they save everything. You just may need to talk to a supervisor and get directed to the appropriate department outside the customer service department and it may also take a few days to get the information to you, but don't take no for an answer.

Finally, the above steps that you can take if you have forgotten your password/ account name will also work, even if you have sold or given away the account to someone else. So if you ebayed your old account or gave it to an old roommate you no no longer speak to, you can take back the account using these steps. SOE does not recognize accoutn transfers and specifically forbids them in its policies and the recipients are out of luck according to SOE if the original account holder wants the account back. credit to Fhrugby the Sly

Q. What is OOC Regen?

With TSS SOE came up with out of combat regen (OOC), a way to drastically reduce downtime (and put every chanter in game in the unemployment line). Now every mob that you agro will, once dead, give you a timer of 30 seconds for regular mobs and 5 minutes for raid mobs. While in combat and in the timer period you will regen mana/hp/endurance just like you did pre-TSS, once the timer is gone you will start regening base 3% hp/mana/end per tick, and any mana regen effects you have (clarity line, AAs, beast crack, FT gear, etc.) will stack on top of the 3%. There are several new icons that go along with this system, they appear in your characters name box where your % health, mana, and endurance are displayed. The first symbol is a golden circle it means you are currently in OOC regen and getting 3% everything back per tick- you MUST be seated for this to work, just like normal medding. Next symbol is a blue circle and it means you aren't in combat and you have no timers, you're just not seated (also you have to be stationary, so moving on a mount won't let you regen mana). Crossed swords mean you're in combat and an hour glass means you have a timer. Your timer will be displayed below your endurance as a grey bar with the amount of time you have left displayed beside it. When it runs out it disappears. If you have a detrimental buff (malo, slow, rezz effects) you will have a flame symbol that means you need to be cured before you can go OOC. In the case of rezz effects you just have to wait till it fades. To keep mobs that may have agroed on you but are now out of your range from keeping you in combat now mobs will drop agro if you are out of their range for over 30 seconds or so. FD pullers -- now you have a visual way to see if a mob is back at it's spawn point yet if you can't actually see the spawn point, just wait for the swords to go to an hour glass *this will only work if you don't have a mob dotted*.
Last -- buffing a player with a timer will give you their timer, and if you die to raid mob you will still have the timer after you are rezzed. credit to Srakeats

Q. So it seems I have forgotten some of the basics, like how to get stuff on the hotbars and such. Can anyone point me in the right direction to get some info?

To get stuff on hotbars:

1. Spells

Put your cursor over the spell that you want to move to the hot bar.
Hold down the left click button.
A new icon will appear on your cursor.
Drag it to the hot bar slot that you want to click to cast from.
Voila!
You can now either press the respective key for that hotbar slot (1,2,3,4,5... etc) or left click it with your mouse.


2. Clickies

It's pretty much the same thing.

Bring up your inventory and find the item which you want to drag. Hold down left click over the top of it, drag it to the hotbar.

Credit to DrakkinFan (with editing)

For AAs or leader AAs bring up the applicable window (aa - press V, LAA press L) then select the ability you want, on the right side of the window for AAs it will have a button that says make hot key. Click here and you will have your button. For leadership it's a little different based on things that have 3 ranks (mark npc) -- on the right there is a section called create hotkey with a 1, 2, and 3 under it. Create hotkey one will work for anything with one rank (health of target's target, find path, delegate mark, delegate assist) and the 2 and 3 are used for things with multiple ranks (inspect buffs, and mark npc).
Also there are now 4 hotbars! To bring up your hotbars click on the EQ button in the bottom left corner then go to *actions* and click on which hotbar you want to open. I use all 4. Hotbars one and two are horizontal while three and four are verticle. Bring up your options window *ctrl O* and go to *keys* to change buttons associated with your hotbars, each hotbar has its own selection in the drop down window. The bandolier window also has hotkey creating capabilities - Bring up the bandolier window (B), select the setup you want to hotkey and press "hot button".
Last thing is for clickies. If you use your mouse on clickies make sure you right click on them, otherwise you'll simply be picking them up with your mouse (which isn't good when you're clicking a defensive ability on your BP in combat and accidently unequip it and lose AC in battle)

Credit to Srakeats

For another guide, you can go on "The Returning Player FAQ Thread" on the official EverQuest forums.

List of Class Boards

Druid's Grove - Druids
EQ Cleric - Clerics
EQ Outriders - Rangers
EQDiva - Bards
Graffe's Wizard Compilation - Wizards
Monkly Business - Monks
Paladins of Norrath - Paladins (defunct?)
Ranger's Glade - Rangers
The Runes - Enchanters
The Safehouse - Rogues
The Shaman's Crucible - Shamans
The Spirit Realm / Sammana's Reference Desk Shamans and general information
The Steel Warrior - Warriors
NecroTalk - Necromancers
EQNecro - Necromancers
The Beastlord's Den - Beastlord
EQSummoners - Magicians
Evil Gamer - Shadowknights
GoBerserker - Berserkers

with help from: Felicite, madmur, tweelisT and Raolan.

For some useful general knowledge, check out the EQ Strategy Wiki.

Lag Killers


- /showgrass off -- Used to turn off grass models... mainly obsolete in the non-revamped zones, but the newer ones have a lot of grass, which creates a lot of lag.

- /leave <chat channel> -- Oddly enough, the chat channels can create a bit of lag. It's more noticeable during raids, but it is still there.

- Turning off spell particles, environment particles, and player particles is a good way to reduce graphics lag. Another way to do this is by filtering which names you see for players (/showname, I believe is the command. You can choose to show first, first and last, or first, last, title, guild, etc.)

- Turning off/down the sky model always helps. You can choose complex, simple, or off as toggles for the sky. Complex means you see the sun, stars, moon, clouds (that move), and other such things. Simple gets rid of the clouds, and off gets rid of everything. with credit to NaturesParadox.


Open Zones

Many keyed zones from the Ruins of Kunark, Scars of Velious, Shadows of Luclin, Planes of Power, Gates of Discord, Omens of War, Depths of Darkhollow, and Prophecy of Ro have had their key/flag requirements modified. All players that have obtained the key/flag will still be allowed entry into the zones, as will players that have met minimum level requirements for the zones. The zones and minimum level requirements are as follows:

- Required Level 46 -
The Howling Stones
Old Sebilis
Skyshrine to Cobalt Scar

- Required Level 55 -
Sleeper's Tomb
Veeshan's Peak
Vex Thal
Locked areas of the Temple of Ssraeshza

- Required level 57 -
Bastion of Thunder
Halls of Honor
The Temple of Marr
Tower of Solusek Ro
Drunder, The Fortress of Zek

- Required Level 60 -
Plane of Water
Plane of Air
Plane of Fire
Plane of Earth
Ikkinz
Uqua
Yxtta
Kodtaz

- Required Level 62 -
Plane of Time
Inktuta
Qvic

- Required Level 65 -
Txevu
Tacvi

- Required Level 68 -
Anquish

- Required Level 70 -
Dreadspire
Demiplane of Blood

- Required Level 72 -
Theater of Blood
Deathknell


Mercenaries - Player-Controlled NPC Group Members

Mercenaries were released along with the Seeds of Destruction expansion. See the Mercenary Overview on the Allakhazam Wiki for information.

Also, a thorough FAQ about mercenaries can be found over at EQ Summoners.

Edited, Oct 28th 2008 4:10pm by Railus
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#6 Mar 08 2007 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
Why is serpents spine needed for the newbies, I mean if I didn't have it, will I be unable to join the tutorial?
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[14:24] nLoD: so it can't be all that hard can it?!
14:25] Pikko: obviously for magi it was really hard.. all the time

WoW: Retired
Uncleleo - 80 Undead Warlock Earthen Ring
Kishio - 80 Blood Elf Priest Earthen Ring
Elainebennis - 80 Blood Elf Death Knight Gul'dan

EQ2: Retired
Ishio - 80 Kerran Shadowknight - Crushbone
Ishiu - 26 Ogre Defiler - Crushbone
Ishias - 36 Conjy - Crushbone
Nerstinna - 16 Warden - Crushbone
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#7 Mar 08 2007 at 11:32 AM Rating: Excellent
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You can still use the tuturial, but TSS has hundreds of newbie quests. It's the first expansion in a long time that really has content for 1-75.
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#8 Mar 08 2007 at 11:34 AM Rating: Default
Alright, alright you twisted my arm into getting it, hopefully Gamestop carries it
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[14:24] nLoD: so it can't be all that hard can it?!
14:25] Pikko: obviously for magi it was really hard.. all the time

WoW: Retired
Uncleleo - 80 Undead Warlock Earthen Ring
Kishio - 80 Blood Elf Priest Earthen Ring
Elainebennis - 80 Blood Elf Death Knight Gul'dan

EQ2: Retired
Ishio - 80 Kerran Shadowknight - Crushbone
Ishiu - 26 Ogre Defiler - Crushbone
Ishias - 36 Conjy - Crushbone
Nerstinna - 16 Warden - Crushbone
>:3
#9 Mar 08 2007 at 11:40 AM Rating: Good
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Warchief Kupoback wrote:
Alright, alright you twisted my arm into getting it, hopefully Gamestop carries it
I believe TSS was the first expansion that was released digitally only (meaning no box on a shelf at Gamestop).

Good Job YCHIR. Smiley: smile
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#10 Mar 08 2007 at 11:42 AM Rating: Default
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Warchief Kupoback wrote:
Alright, alright you twisted my arm into getting it, hopefully Gamestop carries it
I believe TSS was the first expansion that was released digitally only (meaning no box on a shelf at Gamestop).

Good Job YCHIR. Smiley: smile


DAMNIT, but wait, can I download it only once of as many times as I want?
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[20:55] Darqflame: <3 U2 Kupo

Be Jealous

[14:24] nLoD: so it can't be all that hard can it?!
14:25] Pikko: obviously for magi it was really hard.. all the time

WoW: Retired
Uncleleo - 80 Undead Warlock Earthen Ring
Kishio - 80 Blood Elf Priest Earthen Ring
Elainebennis - 80 Blood Elf Death Knight Gul'dan

EQ2: Retired
Ishio - 80 Kerran Shadowknight - Crushbone
Ishiu - 26 Ogre Defiler - Crushbone
Ishias - 36 Conjy - Crushbone
Nerstinna - 16 Warden - Crushbone
>:3
#11 Mar 08 2007 at 12:19 PM Rating: Excellent
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Q. DAMNIT, but wait, can I download it only once of as many times as I want?
You can download it as many times as you want, and you do not even need to buy it. You download it through the patcher, just click on advanced options then check the box next to that expansion name and patcher will download everything, may take a while so to do so first time, so plan to do it when you are not planning to play, I recommend before you go to bed tonight. You just won't be able to get into the zones for that expansion until you are registered as paid for that expansion on your account, and once you register your account for that expansion there is nothing you need to do to re-register if you change computers it sticks to that account.

In fact if you are thinking about returning to the game you can d/l all the files necessary through the patcher before you pay to resignup for EQ, that way when you do resignup, you can play right away instead of waiting for all the patching to be done. If you have been away awhile I am sure it will be alot of files.

This includes if you have to reload the whole game, even if you do not have the old cds. You can download the patcher without having to login to the game from this SOE Site, and have the game installed, up to date and ready to play before you pay any money to login.


Edited, Mar 8th 2007 3:41pm by fhrugby

Edited, Mar 8th 2007 4:23pm by fhrugby
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#13 Mar 08 2007 at 1:08 PM Rating: Excellent
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Q. I have not played for 3 years, are my characters still there? I do not remember my account password or name, I guess I would have to start all over again and I would rather not so I won't come back.

You could not be more wrong, SOE wants you back, every account that has every been opened is still there with almost all the toons. Those under level 10 were deleted with the server merge, but all others will be on the account once you relog in. The deleted ones can be restored to you if you are prepared to spend a couple of prime workday hours on the phone ******** to costumer service, though most would not want to spend the time to do so, unless you kept all your platinum on a level 1 bazaar trader, then it might be worth it.

If you have forgotten the password, and/or account name, you can get that information emailed to you provided you know the email address the account is registered under. You can find more information at this SOE Site. That link also tells you what you need to do if you have forgoten that account name, password and you no longer have access to the email address you registered the game under. Basically SOE has all the credit card information you paid for the account with and if you can match that information you will be given your account name and password and you will be back in the game with your old characters. This will require speaking to a customer srvice rep on the phone however and may take a little time.

If it has been a few years your current credit card number might not be the one you used as it might have had last couple of digits changed when it was periodically reissued or if it was lost in that period. If you do not have that old information readily availible, you can call you credit card company and get that information. Do not listen if some ignorant costumer service rep says its not possible because it does not show up on the monitor, they are a finacial institution and they save everything. You just may need to talk to a supervisor and get directed to the appropriate department outside the customer service department and it may also take a few days to get the information to you, but don't take no for an answer.

Finally, the above steps that you can take if you have forgotten your password/ account name will also work, even if you have sold or given away the account to someone else. So if you ebayed your old account or gave it to an old roommate you no no longer speak to, you can take back the account using these steps. SOE does not recognize accoutn transfers and specifically forbids them in its policies and the recipients are out of luck according to SOE if the original account holder wants the account back.

Edited, Mar 8th 2007 4:11pm by fhrugby
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#22 Mar 12 2007 at 5:07 AM Rating: Good
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Sticky +1, but who's gonna keep it up to date?
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#23 Mar 12 2007 at 9:38 AM Rating: Good
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Hmm, good question. I will gladly edit in any new suggestions.

Every now and then I guess i could "rewrite" it to allow for any new changes. What would be a reasonable amount of time to have this information up?
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#24 Mar 12 2007 at 11:06 AM Rating: Excellent
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New regen rules: out of combat --
With TSS SOE came up with out of combat regen (OOC), a way to drastically reduce downtime (and put every chanter in game in the unemployment line). Now every mob that you agro will, once dead, give you a timer of 30 seconds for regular mobs and 5 minutes for raid mobs. While in combat and in the timer period you will regen mana/hp/endurance just like you did pre-TSS, once the timer is gone you will start regening base 3% hp/mana/end per tick, and any mana regen effects you have (clarity line, AAs, beast crack, FT gear, etc.) will stack on top of the 3%. There are several new icons that go along with this system, they appear in your characters name box where your % health, mana, and endurance are displayed. The first symbol is a golden circle it means you are currently in OOC regen and getting 3% everything back per tick- you MUST be seated for this to work, just like normal medding. Next symbol is a blue circle and it means you aren't in combat and you have no timers, you're just not seated (also you have to be stationary, so moving on a mount won't let you regen mana). Crossed swords mean you're in combat and an hour glass means you have a timer. Your timer will be displayed below your endurance as a grey bar with the amount of time you have left displayed beside it. When it runs out it disappears. If you have a detrimental buff (malo, slow, rezz effects) you will have a flame symbol that means you need to be cured before you can go OOC. In the case of rezz effects you just have to wait till it fades. To keep mobs that may have agroed on you but are now out of your range from keeping you in combat now mobs will drop agro if you are out of their range for over 30 seconds or so. FD pullers -- now you have a visual way to see if a mob is back at it's spawn point yet if you can't actually see the spawn point, just wait for the swords to go to an hour glass *this will only work if you don't have a mob dotted*.
Last -- buffing a player with a timer will give you their timer, and if you die to raid mob you will still have the timer after you are rezzed.



Edited, Mar 12th 2007 9:41pm by Srakeats
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Riszaak Liruek 80 SK/1004 AAs
Xirisx Stormwolf 80 Druid/1048 AAs
Raandumb Anonamoose 80 Cleric/300 AAs
Wife's
Hydeinshadauexs Andsophergator 80 Bst/1033 AAs
Ryloth Stormwolf 80 Rng/600AAs
Ellahob Pethob 80 Magi/250 AA
All retired, can't keep up with levels/AAs per expansion anymore.
#25 Mar 13 2007 at 1:20 AM Rating: Decent
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"So we will have a whole lot of little drakkin necros in tutorial and the lowbie zones in the near future"

Maybe not a whole lot, but recently there have been SOME in Crescent Reach.

Naked Drakkins fighting, killing, and sometimes dieing to the beginning trash mobs. It puts a smile on my face to see this and I make a point to give free buffs when I get a chance to give them a little help.

A whole lot - well no not exactly.
But some!
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#31 Mar 17 2007 at 2:57 PM Rating: Excellent
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Found a question you can edit in
So It seems I have forgotten some of the basics like how to get stuff on the hotbars and such can anyone point me in the right direction to get some info?
To get stuff on hot bars:

Say its a spell you want to put there.
You have a spell memmed on the spell bar.

Put cursor over the spell on the spell bar that you want to move to the hot bar
Hold down the left click button
A new little icon will appear
Drag it to the hot bar number you want to press to cast that spell.
Move you finger up from the left click button.
Voila!


For clickies I think its about the same thing.

I'll check when I get ingame and write down the implicit actions I take to get stuff on the hot bar. If I got it wrong I'll up date my instructions.

If someone else already knows this just correct what I have written.
Answer credit to Drakkinfan
And a few notes from me - For AAs or leader AAs bring up the applicable window (aa - press V, LAA press L) then select the ability you want, on the right side of the window for AAs it will have a button that says make hot key. Click here and you will have your button. For leadership it's a little different based on things that have 3 ranks (mark npc) -- on the right there is a section called create hotkey with a 1, 2, and 3 under it. Create hotkey one will work for anything with one rank (health of target's target, find path, delegate mark, delegate assist) and the 2 and 3 are used for things with multiple ranks (inspect buffs, and mark npc).
Also there are now 4 hotbars! To bring up your hotbars click on the EQ button in the bottom left corner then go to *actions* and click on which hotbar you want to open. I use all 4. Hotbars one and two are horizontal while three and four are verticle. Bring up your options window *ctrl O* and go to *keys* to change buttons associated with your hotbars, each hotbar has its own selection in the drop down window. The bandolier window also has hotkey creating capabilities - Bring up the bandolier window (B), select the setup you want to hotkey and press "hot button".
Last thing is for clickies. If you use your mouse on clickies make sure you right click on them, otherwise you'll simply be picking them up with your mouse (which isn't good when you're clicking a defensive ability on your BP in combat and accidently unequip it and lose AC in battle)
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My boxed army:
Riszaak Liruek 80 SK/1004 AAs
Xirisx Stormwolf 80 Druid/1048 AAs
Raandumb Anonamoose 80 Cleric/300 AAs
Wife's
Hydeinshadauexs Andsophergator 80 Bst/1033 AAs
Ryloth Stormwolf 80 Rng/600AAs
Ellahob Pethob 80 Magi/250 AA
All retired, can't keep up with levels/AAs per expansion anymore.
#35 Mar 22 2007 at 5:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Besides Necromancer and Bard, are their any classes that solo well and are hunted down to group with?
#36 Mar 23 2007 at 2:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Ensong wrote:
Besides Necromancer and Bard, are their any classes that solo well and are hunted down to group with?

I would say Shaman and Beastlord. Both are able to solo quite efficiently, and both are of good use for groups due to their buffs. (Raiding may be a different thing, though...)
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#37 Mar 23 2007 at 4:03 AM Rating: Good
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Also another question, what is the difference between normal PvP and PvE and these "Progression" servers like The Sleeper, and The Combine,


And what would be a Rare class, like the most rare to see, like " Whoa I forgot blah blah blahs exist "

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Ensong wrote:
what is the difference between normal PvP and PvE and these "Progression" servers like The Sleeper, and The Combine


PvP: the Zek Server is the PVP server, PvP only possible within a certain level range (you cannot attack players below/above this range). On all the other servers, PvP is possible only in the Arena or if you duel someone (who has to accept).

PvE: Player vs. environment, which means destructible objects in game (not sure about this)

Progression servers: Servers that unlock the content of each expansion when the expansion before is "completed"; it's like a timeline, the evolution of EQ content. The two progression servers will merge in the near future.
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#39 Mar 23 2007 at 2:19 PM Rating: Decent
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"PvE: Player vs. environment, which means destructible objects in game (not sure about this) "
Nope, PvE is anything that isn't PVP. It's the player versus what the game designers make, mobs, puzzles, traps, anything found in the game environment (not a player).
Progression servers only have pvp inside dueling or arenas

Edited, Mar 24th 2007 12:20am by Srakeats
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#40 Mar 23 2007 at 2:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Ensong, bbot was right about shammies and beasts, also druids solo well and can be quite useful in groups as healers. Druids can be the main healer in the group if they're decent and the tank isn't undergeared.
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Xirisx Stormwolf 80 Druid/1048 AAs
Raandumb Anonamoose 80 Cleric/300 AAs
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Ryloth Stormwolf 80 Rng/600AAs
Ellahob Pethob 80 Magi/250 AA
All retired, can't keep up with levels/AAs per expansion anymore.
#41 Mar 23 2007 at 3:21 PM Rating: Decent
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I wasn't that clear, I know the difference between PvP and PvE, I play FFXI and WoW. Was mostly wondering about the Progression.

I believe I'm going to pick up the Aniversy edition, I have the Trilogy downloaded now, already paying for a Station Access, should atleast get my moneys worth ;p I play Vanguard and EQII, but EQ has a charm to it, that I want to play thru.
So with these Progression Servers, you can't access the content from the expansions that haven't been unlocked?
#42 Mar 23 2007 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Progression servers were intended to make the people that say they missed old eq happy, unfortunately it was really just new eq in old zones. They were all the rage for 5 minutes then from what I understand only the very hardcore stayed there. Yes, on progression you can't access content from expansions that haven't been unlocked. Be aware, progression servers are basically a race right now to see which guild can unlock TBS first and make it just a normal server. If you don't mind that kind of thing (other people being ahead of you in content) then it's not a bad thing, but if that's ok with you than why don't you just play in old zones on a normal server? Aniversary edition is great for EQ, especially if you are just starting out as a low level character.
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Xirisx Stormwolf 80 Druid/1048 AAs
Raandumb Anonamoose 80 Cleric/300 AAs
Wife's
Hydeinshadauexs Andsophergator 80 Bst/1033 AAs
Ryloth Stormwolf 80 Rng/600AAs
Ellahob Pethob 80 Magi/250 AA
All retired, can't keep up with levels/AAs per expansion anymore.
#43 Mar 23 2007 at 3:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Can you commend a normal PvE server with a good population / Community.
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Well, Antonius Bayle seems fine for me (although I'm level 75). I also hear that Stromm has a healthy population. I haven't played in about a month though (except for raids) so who knows whats changed ;).
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#48 Apr 17 2007 at 4:08 PM Rating: Default
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Hello,

The first mmorpg game i bought was eq2. My computer did not run it well so i switched to the original eq. I never got to tell how eq2 was due to the major lag i got from it. When i got the original eq everything was fine up till i left the newbie training zone.

I recieved no help in towns or directions. I died several times and had to find my body which took almost over an hour at times. To make it worse, i wasnt thrilled with the fact i loose my stuff if i dont get back to my corpse within a certian amount of time (aka my collectors edition items). The general players offered no help at all on anything i asked ( i assume i was asking basic questions ) and actually responded extremely rudely towards me. I recieved 1 suggestion on what to do which was a trick to get me killed.

Afterwards, i let my subscription run out and switched to WoW. I reached lvl 70 and feel now is a good time to try this game out again.

If there is any guides telling about quests and where to train please post them as well. I never found any, another reason i quit. This sites quest guide is useless to me since i have no clue how to reach those zones.

* was told to post this here but nothing posted here answered my question*

#49 Apr 17 2007 at 4:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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To make it worse, i wasnt thrilled with the fact i loose my stuff if i dont get back to my corpse within a certian amount of time (aka my collectors edition items).

Where ever you learned this it is false information, you do not lose you stuff ever. 3 or 4 years ago you lost stuff if you did not get back to you corpse with in a week. Since then your corpse now goes to the land of the dead, Shadowrest, after a week, and you can get it back forever.

To answer your other questions, log onto your character and type /join general this will enter you into general chat. When in general chat ask if there is a guild looking for newbie players just starting out. You should get answers pretty quickly, ignore any obnoxious ones, you will get some helpful ones. A guild of that type will give you all the help you need. Everquest is much more challenging than a game like WoW, and it can be a little frustating in the begining, but getting past those challlenges can also be part of the accomplishment that endears you to the game and keeps peopl playing for years.
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Lag-Killers:

- /showgrass off -- Used to turn off grass models... mainly obsolete in the non-revamped zones, but the newer ones have a lot of grass, which creates a lot of lag.

- /leave <chat channel> -- Oddly enough, the chat channels can create a bit of lag. It's more noticeable during raids, but it is still there.

- Turning off spell particles, environment particles, and player particles is a good way to reduce graphics lag. Another way to do this is by filtering which names you see for players (/showname, I believe is the command. You can choose to show first, first and last, or first, last, title, guild, etc.)

- Turning off/down the sky model always helps. You can choose complex, simple, or off as toggles for the sky. Complex means you see the sun, stars, moon, clouds (that move), and other such things. Simple gets rid of the clouds, and off gets rid of everything.
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