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Vyrinn's Earring of Insanity  
 

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM NO TRADE
Slot: EAR
AC: 25
STR: +15 STA: +12 HP: +50
SV FIRE: +5 SV DISEASE: +5 SV COLD: +5 SV MAGIC: +5 SV POISON: +5
WT: 0.0 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Item Lore:Earring of the Chosen
Item Type:Armor
Stackable:No
Lucy Entry By:Gwarg Smasha
Item Updated By:Elroz
Source:Live
IC Last Updated:2020-01-14 18:35:02
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008
Scars of Velious Item


Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 58

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Temple of Veeshan


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Uploaded November 27th, 2008
Updated November 28th, 2008
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Sony needs rethinkth
# Nov 02 2005 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
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A nice earring today, back in the day i bet great earring. Seems now one of those long forgotten loots since most don't travel to ToVeeshan. The risk VS reward factor is all unbalanced by Sony. Retune this earring & other loots in the older under used zones to entice players back. Keep the AC25, keep the STR15 & STA12 even, make it 150 HPs, with Mana &/or END, perhaps make Saves all 15s now. Optional add an effect, i'm thinking a DS. But if Sony is allowing EQ to slowly wither & die off it not matter it just a waste.
Might get killed here...
# Nov 02 2001 at 1:39 PM Rating: Default
I might get killed for saying this, and I know that there is a caster version of this, but this sure would be nice for my necro. He's only 53 and not currently guilded so I have no chance of it now. The 12 STA would mean about another 25 HPs (so about 75 total for a necro, melee types prolly get more HPs for the STA) the resists are nice for an ear piece and I need the STR cause I have the habbit of carrying too much crap :)

I only recently started to work on HP gear, after all of my resists were between 75 and 130 I started to realize how often I begged for big HPs buffs when soloing.
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RE: Might get killed here...
# May 08 2002 at 3:19 AM Rating: Default
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I'd put it on my necro or enchanter in a heart beat.
RE: Might get killed here...
# Jan 19 2002 at 8:56 AM Rating: Good
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Of course it would be nice for your Necro, it would be nice for anyone who doesn't have endgame earrings already. But with AC and melee stats its not going to go to casters unless the Melee types involved in the kill all have them...and thats going to take a long time.

If you get guilded and go on raids like this then you'll come to see that the loot tends to go to the people where it will improve the guild as a whole. While a Necro with this would resists AE's a little better a warrior or monk would take a licking better, which is more important to the guild.
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RE: Might get killed here...
# Aug 27 2002 at 11:52 AM Rating: Decent
guilds that award things first to the melee types involved in the kill, or tends to award the loot in order to better the guild will one day find themselves without the support of their casters.

every class has a part to play. tanks can't do it alone, and they need more than the clerics to do it.
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RE: Might get killed here...
# Dec 05 2002 at 8:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Im just curious. For those that believe casters should have equal chance at this do they also believe tanks should get equal chance at spell drops such as kei. personally i have never cared for the buying and selling part of game but if everyone thinks that everyone should have shot at every item then i am ok with that and i can make a bazaar mule to sell kei spell when it gets awarded to me. Hey what can i say im flexible.

Slayman Bloodstealer
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RE: Might get killed here...
# May 29 2003 at 8:25 AM Rating: Good
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Or not just spells. Spells are clear cut in the way that items with racial and professional restrictions are. You have to be a specific class to scribe a spell.

This is an awesome melee item, but it's also a very nice item for ANYONE. However, this item is going to be more useful to the guild in the hands of a melee (and you don't typically get this far in the game without the help of a guild), the same way a Flowing Thought V item may have other stats that would appeal to a melee class, but it's probably a cleric or wizard or someone who's going to get a FT5 item.

It's just common sense. It's not as if there isn't any great caster loot out there, so I don't see a problem with awarding the loot where it would be put to best use (though where an item would be put to "best use" is often debatable).
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RE: Might get killed here...
# Nov 20 2002 at 4:54 AM Rating: Decent
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True Tolkhan, but consider the sta. I am an enchanter and go for HP all I can get, but the 12 sta on this does FAR more good to a melee than it does to a caster. We do a award type system in our guild, and I wouldn't even send a tell for this if we could kill vulak.
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RE: Might get killed here...
# Sep 03 2002 at 8:28 PM Rating: Default
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not if you got paladins in the guild :) then it would be


/gu why dont casters get ****? im leaving
Bob tells the guild 'ok bye'
you are no longer a member of blah-blah
#kalis, Posted: Oct 06 2001 at 4:41 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This earring is insane.
#ValricdaRogue, Posted: Sep 14 2001 at 10:36 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ask Cats in Hats. They sent this to EQ'Lizer, from there this pay site has ripped it off. From now on every thing I submit or update on EQ'Lizer will be embedded with a mark to see how many this site rips off pics from others.
RE: Rip-Off Bastages.
# Oct 23 2001 at 5:20 PM Rating: Default
are you trying to be an ******* or does it just come naturally to you? for christ sake you elite sob this is just a database you moron its not entirely a pay site and if you hadnt sent it in someone else would have so dont think you so special and if ya dont like this site why the hell are you looking here do you have no life? stop wasting peoples time sorry dont like flaming but i mean c'mon you moron
RE: Rip-Off Bastages.
# Oct 18 2001 at 6:46 PM Rating: Default
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You ever think they got this of Cats in Hats website or maybe someone sumbmited it off cats in hats website or maybe they themselves sumbited it.
nice
# Sep 08 2001 at 9:35 AM Rating: Default
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i pierced my ******* with this and wear it in my "sack" slot. good stats for a sack item.
Herein lies the true meaning of the game
# Sep 07 2001 at 9:45 PM Rating: Good
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Its a bit abstract in laymans terms actually, so please allow me the liberties of posting a few 'definitions' to keep in mind as you ponder the meaning of life.

1) Sony - a large electronics corporation
2) Verant - a software corporation in kahoots with Sony (see above)
3) EverQuest - a product resultant of a joint effort between Sony and Verant (see above)
4) Consumer - an individual who shells out 30 bucks a month for the privelege to stare into a metal, glass and plastic box for 168 hours a week


I will now list out the primary function of each of the previous.

1) Sony - to gain control of every consumer in the known universe, making them passionate slaves who will bow down to a reality created by them and to eventually gain control of the entire world (muahahaha!)
2) Verant - to send jelly-spined, quivering computer programmers into board meetings full of money hungry Sony execs so [the programmers] can bow down to Sony, praise and worship Sony and kiss Sony's *** (with tongue)
3) Everquest - a mezmerizing display of multicolored lights designed to lull the consumer, to brainwash the consumer, and to allow Sony to sneak up behind the consumer and rip them off for 30 bucks a month - basically, its an assimilating program
4) Consumer - must assimilate...must obtain more items...must attain items for power and status...<beep> <click!> <whirrrr...>...(riiing!) phone ringing - me quad kiting, must not answer...(riiing!) phone ringing mean human contact...(riiing!) phone ringing, switch to human contact mode...(riii-!)Hail, who is speaking?...Hail, Mom...yes mom, me good. Keeping healthy on steady diet of ring-dings and chinese take out...yes, plenty of excersize. I shift off of one butt-cheek and onto the other at least twice an hour...


The interplay of the aforementioned constituents can be drawn to several parallels existing in the natural world.
For example, Verant would be to Sony as those little birds that pick food out from between a gators teeth (Sony, of course being the gator).
Everquest could be compared to the split tongue of the mata-mata turtle(Sony), which to a hapless minnow(the consumer) appears to be an injured worm writhing and struggling in the surf. The consumer, fascinted with Everquest, swims over to Everquest to investigate. Sony quietly waits underneath a layer of sand, while the consumer circles Everquest and slowly begins to reassure himself that his discovery of Everquest is the discovery of a tasty treat - free of charge. Little does he know that what appears to be a motionless pile of sand covered leaves is actually Sony, and Everquest is the hook that will spell the consumer's demise. When the consumer decides that Everquest is safe, his demise is sealed.

As for Vyrinn's Earring of Insanity...its just a different colored worm. Don't be so gullible, little minnow. Go back and play in the surf. Stay away from injured worms, and perhaps you'll avoid the jaws of a mata-mata.

In conclusion, my hope is that you will live a good and happy life. Remember what your goals were before you ever started to play EQ, and be sure you're gaming experience isn't smothering your living one. I quit playing EQ about 3 weeks ago, and I honestly thought I might miss it. But I don't.
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RE: Herein lies the true meaning of the game
# Aug 05 2002 at 5:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Wondering why someone who quit and dind't miss it went to the trouble of posting....
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RE: Herein lies the true meaning of the game
# Sep 03 2002 at 8:31 PM Rating: Default
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better yet...
i wonder why you're paying 30 bucks when it only costs 13.../shrug
RE: Herein lies the true meaning of the game
# Jul 23 2002 at 11:46 AM Rating: Default
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I do find it interesting that a game such as Everquest evokes such strong emotions from so many no matter what their viewpoint. While I am of the mind to think that it is simply a harmless game that I play from time to time, I do see those that arerelentless in their pursuit of levels and items, and who react strongly when a viewpoint that appears to attempt to negate their efforts is given. On the other hand, there are those who try to dissuade others from enjoying the pleasures of the game merely because of some supposed sinister plot to rob individuals of a equally supposed freedom or preferred pursuit. I personally fail to see the logic in either polar extreme. The only real freedom we appear to have in this life is the freedom to choose what we do with our time. To be told that one of these viewpoint is better than the other appears to me to be merely an attempt to take that freedom away as well. To either side I say, do as you wish, just don't expect to force your particular preference on me.
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RE: Herein lies the true meaning of the game
# Jul 23 2002 at 11:45 AM Rating: Default
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I do find it interesting that a game such as Everquest evokes such strong emotions from so many no matter what their viewpoint. While I am of the mind to think that it is simply a harmless game that I play from time to time, I do see those that arerelentless in their pursuit of levels and items, and who react strongly when a viewpoint that appears to attempt to negate their efforts is given. On the other hand, there are those who try to dissuade others from enjoying the pleasures of the game merely because of some supposed sinister plot to rob individuals of a equally supposed freedom or preferred pursuit. I personally fail to see the logic in either polar extreme. The only real freedom we appear to have in this life is the freedom to choose what we do with our time. To be told that one of these viewpoint is better than the other appears to me to be merely an attempt to take that freedom away as well. To either side I say, do as you wish, just don't expect to force your particular preference on me.
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RE: Herein lies the true meaning of the game
# Jul 23 2002 at 11:44 AM Rating: Default
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I do find it interesting that a game such as Everquest evokes such strong emotions from so many no matter what their viewpoint. While I am of the mind to think that it is simply a harmless game that I play from time to time, I do see those that arerelentless in their pursuit of levels and items, and who react strongly when a viewpoint that appears to attempt to negate their efforts is given. On the other hand, there are those who try to dissuade others from enjoying the pleasures of the game merely because of some supposed sinister plot to rob individuals of a equally supposed freedom or preferred pursuit. I personally fail to see the logic in either polar extreme. The only real freedom we appear to have in this life is the freedom to choose what we do with our time. To be told that one of these viewpoint is better than the other appears to me to be merely an attempt to take that freedom away as well. To either side I say, do as you wish, just don't expect to force your particular preference on me.
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RE: Herein lies the true meaning of the game
# May 20 2003 at 6:50 PM Rating: Decent
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You win at the internet.
RE: Herein lies the true meaning of the game
# Oct 09 2001 at 8:48 AM Rating: Default
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Oh yeah. Forgot to answer your meaning of life question. This always is a nice little christain question to ask. Dont know why, but it is a question all religious people try to find. Well for those of us who know, Ill tell you the meaning of life. IT IS TO REPRODUCE, KEEP UP THE EXISTANCE OF YOUR SPECIES. And that is about it. Take the Titsy fly for example. Its born, 2 days later its dead. What can you possibly think that this fly has done in its life time, what is the reason for its existance. Hmmm... only thing its done in them 2 days is grab a bite to eat, *****, and then lay some eggs and die. Not to exciting a life in your terms but THAT is was life means. Might sound morbid yes but hell the truth hurts. Only thing the human race is doing right now is riding the life wave out to its fullest. No other species can find free time in between eating and having offspring to elongate the existance of its kind, so back off on what you think we should do, and what your trying to preach on everyone. Do what you want to do, this is your time to shine, and it wont come around again for a long time, so do as you wish in the free time the human race has granted you.
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RE: Herein lies the true meaning of the game
# Oct 09 2001 at 8:37 AM Rating: Default
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Always love the person posting on a page like this who obviously was deeply looking into everquest items. Probably one of those people who seen this item and how hard it was to get and immediatly took to it to post a message deep within the pages of an everquest site saying all need a life. Well im here to say we do have a life and if I hear one more of you so called "Get a Life" people in RL im going to slug the j-hole. Im gettin tired of it, cause what your saying is not get A life, your saying, GET MY LIFE, cause i think its better. Well sonny boy, since your so experienced in life and you sound nice and educated, what were the names of every single person in the city of New York in the year 1845. Stumped, dont give a rats behind? well this is what its going to be like 150 years behind, WHO CARES!!! Its not like any of us will be remembered, and it dont matter if 40 people know you and think your mister cool original guy, this fact doesnt change. If we want someone to preach at us well come to you and ask for some preaching, but seeing as I didnt know you existed before hand and I dont care if you were to exist because personally, i never knew you or never talked to you so it dont matter to me. Same as it wouldnt matter to you if I were to go down. Let people do as they will, there isnt room for all 6 billion of us on this planet to be great and all mighty. Some of us are proud to be playing this "game". Others of us call it a social event, much more fun than catching the surf and trying to avoid being eaten by shark. Last time I checked, it hurt when I slammed my chair on my toe, now imagine having your toe BIT OFF!! ouch, not fun, not the LIFE i wanna lead. Go ahead if that floats your boat, do it, but just dont whine and moan about me not paying your medical bills when taxes come around.
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RE: Herein lies the true meaning of the game
# Sep 20 2001 at 7:24 AM Rating: Default
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30 bucks a month? We don't all have 3 accounts, but I guess a lot of people do. I only have 2 personally. ;)
poor and outdated
# Sep 29 2001 at 9:26 PM Rating: Default
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i must be, i only have one :(
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RE: Herein lies the true meaning of the game
# Sep 17 2001 at 10:45 PM Rating: Default
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Ever read anything on primatology? Primates in the lab, if not given something to occupy their time and appease their foraging instinct, go insane.What do they give the chimps to quench their foraging urge? They give them video games. For the most part, an dumbed down version of packman. Being as we shair 98% of our DNA with these smaller souled cousins, it makes sense that we too need a to feed this addiction as well. Sony realizes this. So do I. I usually go fishing, and kill and eat my slimy little prey to occupy my instincts, but not everyone has the ability to do this, and at times neithor do I. My second choice is Evercrac. The men and women at Soney are brilliant. They feed the instinctual need to forrage in the human animal, and make millions at it, while preforming an important service to society. The monkeys, when they are denied their video games become violent. Some people do too. Rather than b***ching about the money grubbing Soney EQ corprate conspericy, maybe you should do a little more research into the human mind, and realize, without an outlet for this primal energy, things go bad, and if you can create an outlet, people will pay for it. I think you people, who would probably charactorize yourself as idealistic anti-corperate activests complaining about this kind of thing, are just jaded, and jeloous because you aren't the ones who could capatilize on this urge.
RE: Herein lies the true meaning of the game
# Sep 22 2001 at 7:06 PM Rating: Good
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I think in about 1971, an orangutan completed the first charcoal drawing ever completed by a species other than a human being (as far as we know, anyway). This shows that many primates are capable of complex thought. Indeed monkeys are social creatures and when in isolation without something to preoccupy that complex mind, emotional response becomes hyper-sensitive. A shockingly intense emotional response might be triggered by the mere presence of another individual, or a change in habitat or routine. Their instincts are indeed blocked in, and a completely unnatural response occurs. Sure, a video game may give them a different routine, but so would cleaning a toilet day after day. "The monkeys, when denied their video game become violent..." Its ok to have a hobby, but if it is an addiction you may have inadvertently changed the way your brain reacts to stimulus. That means that your brain is triggering release of different chemicals when encountering common stimuli, so you have inadvertently changed your brain chemistry (this is temporary).
The reason I wrote the original post was to encuorage people to seek the best in life, and not to spend their precious lives playing a computer game. Its ok to do that to unwind, but if your goal to live a rich life has been eclipsed by your goal to reach level 60, its time to re-evaluate your priorities. I realize this is an inappropriate forum for this discussion, so maybe I should just keep my opinions to myself. But it seems to me that a complex mind should have a bit more variety and richness in its experience. Otherwise, it may become trapped in a prison of cerebral chemistry that is a textbook example of the whole Pavlov's dog experience. The bell rings, the dog gets a puppy treat. The bell rings, the dog gets a treat. The bell rings, the dog anticipates a treat and begins to salivate. Treat or no treat, the response of the dog to the ringing bell is the same - salivation. One may enjoy the game. One may in fact play it alot. One may think they've found an appealing distraction from life's little foibles. Maybe it has become a routine. Maybe One plays it daily. And they may have been playing it for quite some time - even to the point of neglecting other priorities. Maybe One salivates and salivates and salivates but no matter how short of spittle they may get, that deep lingering hunger for something really good remains unsatisfied. One may be trapped in the fog of a sour ideal.
By the way, the charcoal drawing scrawled on that oragutan's sketchpad?...the bars of the poor animal's cage.
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Well put my friend
# Sep 10 2001 at 5:42 AM Rating: Good
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Very eloquently spoken, and there is alot of truth to your words. VI and Sony indeed are some money grubbing SoB's. They are both worthy of much hatred. Please allow me a moment of your time to perhaps offer a different view though. Sony, like most corporations, makes no secret of their mission to make money. In fact that is the ONLY goal of Sony. All other goals exist only to accomplish their true goal... TO MAKE MONEY. That is how the wheels of our democratic /capitolistic society turn. The all-might dollar bill. Now this may seem like a bad thing at first. It's all too easy to pin our problems onto some nameless greedy untouchable far off giant. The truth is that you and I (the consumers) make up the very blood that gives Sony life. Every month is a heartbeat that drains your ATM to provide it nourishment. And so Sony will bend over backwords, dance, skip, and/or run to our fickle whims so that we might continue to feed them. Sony invests countless dollars and manhours designing Everquest, it's expansions, and patches. Not to mention maintaining a large number of over-used servers, (sometimes useless) GM's, customer service, infrastructure, various websites so on and so on. It's a cycle you see. They provide us with a product, and we provide them with the one thing they want.. money. If they do not adapt to our needs by providing us with a constantly adapting service/product then we do not provide them with money. Everquest is by no means the perfect Online Roleplaying Game experience. I can think of a myriad of ways to improve the game. Nevertheless Everquest is currently (in my opinion) the best roleplaying experience to be found online. So long as Sony continues to provide what I feel is the best product, I shall continue to feed them. For those of you that are disillusioned or wish to fight the power, you can do the one thing that'll truly send a message to Sony... QUIT. This game is not for everyone. The reason items like this exist can be found in the title of the game. EVERQUEST. aka a quest that NEVER ends. There will always be better items, new monsters and zones so long as enough people support Sony so that it's profitable to continue expanding. Sony has done their research. They know (as is written in every psychology101 book) that people will stay interested in something far longer if your rewards are given out randomly in small quantities. That's why people can sit at a slot machine for 24hours straight. Everquest can certainly be a habit forming addiction if you allow it, but it can hardly be called brainwashing. If you wish to send a message to Sony that their product isn't worth your money, do the one thing that matters to them.. stop payments. I played when the game first came out. Rest assured that the game was considerably more limited and difficult. At level25 I'd had enough of the game. Real life simply demanded too much of my time to waste what little extra I had on this game. After conditions changed and I found myself with more free time I started back up in March 2001. I can honestly tell you this much, the game has improved drastically. The experience is almost imcomparable to my previous gaming. I can ramble on the subject of Everquest literally for hours, so I'll wrap this up. This is a game folks. Nothing more or less. It can be a great recreation or suppression of reality, but you can't let it be the only thing in your life or you'll just become unhappy and disillusioned. Leave or Stay, it's completely your choice. One last thought Scholar JackofSpeed, what motivated you to come to this website at all, much less post such a longwinded message if you are truly over Everquest and don't miss it?
RE: Herein lies the true meaning of the game
# Sep 08 2001 at 9:03 AM Rating: Default
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Isnt that the truth!
Gimps
# Sep 07 2001 at 3:23 PM Rating: Default
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One problem, the Gimps in Cats in Hats killed Vulak without killing Vyemm... WTG Exploit!
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Good lord
# Sep 07 2001 at 12:25 PM Rating: Default
Good lord this is one hell of an earing, and the people that killed the ******* deserve this. If the nerfing stick comes anywhere near VP, i'm gonna have to kick VIs ***.
Why release these stats?
# Sep 07 2001 at 3:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Verant listens to newbies, just like with the Mylokars Dagger of Blood. So why do people release stats on anything good anymore? Anyone who posts something bad about good items is either jelous of someone who has it, or a newbie who should go back to camping shiny brass shields in Crushbone. This earring is awesome, because its very very hard to get.
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RE: just wondering
# Sep 07 2001 at 2:07 AM Rating: Decent
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It's comments like this that get items nerfed. Frankly, if a guild or guilds have a force strong enough to make it to AND beat Vulak, then they deserve anything they get. Far as I'm concerned, nothing out of ToV is to be considered as overkill. Vulak is one of the hardest kills in the game. In order to beat Vulak, the raid must first kill every dragon before him, including arguably the hardest dragon in the game, second only to the sleeper. The reason the dragons must be killed is because any left alive will be summoned to Vulak's side once he's attacked. Hehe Vulak- the only king in EQ smart enough to summon his subjects when he's attacked )
Are these items big on stats? They better be. Too big? Not by a longshot. For the effort put into obtaining this gear, I'd say this was just right.
RE: just wondering
# Nov 09 2001 at 2:51 AM Rating: Decent
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If stuff like this drops off guys like that, what's going to be in the next expansion. Verant has a history of giving us stuff then making it look useless compared to the critters we have to kill next. If the evolution from EQ to Kunark to Velious, and Verant's track record is any indication then we're liable to have to send more than one uber guild decked out in this stuff to kill some of the guys in the next expansion...
AoW
# Sep 07 2001 at 9:41 PM Rating: Decent
The avatar of war would show Vulak'Aerr a major butt kicking by far
RE: just wondering
# Sep 07 2001 at 2:37 AM Rating: Decent
I beg to differ. Lets use the example of the kid who rushes out to buy Diablo the week it releases. He plays it, learns its ins and outs, and then beats it. That is what killing Vulak is being perported to be: essentially beating the game thusfar. So. Then he gets kinda bored (as a LOT of EQ'ers have lately) and goes online to get a utility to hack Diablo. He figures, "I beat it already 5 times, I deserve what I want." So, he makes platemail with 500ac, +150 to all stats and gives his character all skills and spells, and a weapon that does 192,000 dmg along with a variety of other juicy bonuses. Does this make the game more interesting, or 'better'? No. It makes it a cheap throw-away that he only takes out once a year to install, beat honestly, and throw away again.

My point here? Verant is going at it all wrong. Instead of making the game truly challenging, they're just simply subsiding to the greed of players and playing to the general "pissing contest" mentality that has plagued many MMORPGs before EQ, and will plague all that follow. They add these weapons just as the 'next thing' to get. If you don't have it, you're not uber enough, and so you need to pay us $10 more each month to attain some ficticious title in a game.

By releasing such items, Verant is placing an emphasis on the ideology that guilds need only work together to accomplish tasks like beating Vulak in order to attain items. It is frequent enough game-wide that Vulak dies, that they cannot possibly do something truly cool like listing the names of the guilds who defeat such foes. Even if they were to do so now-a-days it would mean little, because this is not an impossible MoB.

The reason its not impossible? Its the same as every other MoB in game: takes brute force and organization of predictable elements to kill him. There is no logic, no random variables to account for, no blind luck, nothing to make the game REAL. Its all too orchestrated and plastic, and that's why this game will eventually become a throw-away.

Don't get me wrong. I play the game. I like the game. I just get sick of seeing "gotta have this" on every item that comes out of every 55+ zone. There NEEDS to be trash items. There NEEDS to be no loot on some uber mobs. There NEEDS to be an emphasis on ingenious adaptation to spontaneous occurance rather than just "do your job" ideology.

Verant is blind. They don't get that. I hope some of you get that now.
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#Poxxed, Posted: Sep 07 2001 at 9:33 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I see... so what yer saying is that your a ******, thanx for sharing.
#Foggn, Posted: Sep 07 2001 at 9:50 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I'm sorry your so offended that someone posted a intelligent post. I normally don't like to do this but I think something needs to be said. RING!!!! Dude! Your late for school! Listen to somebody that doesn't post mindless trash and don't ever insult them, thats childish.
#tindias, Posted: Sep 08 2001 at 6:28 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I'll probably get flamed all to hel* for this but i think all 3 of you are fools, although except for the flames i think the second post was closer.. it's a game, you play it, you beat it, you move on, although VI is trying to make EQ everlasting by adding new things it still gets boring, the first post is right in that they need to add some variables, not just that a mob is this level to that level and drops this this percent of the time, make it have more or less str and agi some of the time or something.. make fights more interesting since they make it so our only choice for advancing is to fight something, kill it, rest fight kill rest ect... recently i'v been killing the zombie sailors in Erudins crossing as my bard alt and it really starts to get boring, i sit, they spawn i kill em i sit.... as far as things like this go all i got to say is if the people are strong enough and work together enough to kill the mob they more than deserve the loot... if someday someone kills the sleeper and they get a 150/10 1hs that doesn't disappear when they zone they deserve it!
RE: just wondering
# Sep 07 2001 at 9:09 AM Rating: Default
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I beg to differ more. This is not like buying hacks after beating the game. It's like playing the game at a higher level. The same way they added better items with Kunark, they added better items with Velios. It's called progression. And trust me, this item is not overpowering. There is nothing wrong with making items that people want. And if you want to see some trash items on an uber mob, check what Tunare and the AoW is dropping.

Verant is blind though.

Personally if I managed to kill Vul and he dropped a rusty short sword, I'd mark him in my big kill book and go find something else to kill. This just makes a difficult MOB worth the challenge more than once. It's more fun to kill something powerful and get something powerful in return, lighten up.
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just wondering
# Sep 06 2001 at 9:14 PM Rating: Default
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I have been looking at the items that drop off this mob lately, and i was wondering if they are a littel overkill. Granted im not high enough lvl to use them so i dont know from experiance but all those crazy items???? The palladius axe of saughter 60ac?????? off a weapon. or the silver dagger of destruction??? these items seem a bit too crazy for me. I dunno, call me a stupid noob or whatever, they just seem too powerfull to me.
#CrestessReminisce, Posted: Sep 07 2001 at 2:37 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Shanemnye,
#Poxxed, Posted: Sep 07 2001 at 9:55 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) It would be nice if these n00bs would simply check the mob that drops this and read its info before making st00pid posts that they are to st00pid to know how to delete.
RE: just wondering
# Sep 07 2001 at 6:50 PM Rating: Default
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Every time you post all you do is put someone down for having an opinion.

I bet you solo a lot on your server :)

Hey at least you basically wrote it in essay form; intro, body, conclusion. Not putting down your intellegence, because you obviously aren't stupid...Maybe you have some kind of ******* syndrome?
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RE: just wondering
# Sep 07 2001 at 2:06 AM Rating: Default
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80AC actually... no wait, 85 due to the 25 AGI....
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RE: just wondering
# Sep 06 2001 at 9:39 PM Rating: Default
By the time your able to get this item you have, for all intents and purposes, basically beaten the game. The last challenge as far as I can tell is the sleeper. The items are great, but when theres nothing left to beat...well...its status symbol hehehe
#Turner, Posted: Sep 06 2001 at 6:35 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) this should go to monks cuz its weightless...lol
Drops off
# Sep 06 2001 at 5:50 PM Rating: Excellent
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Vulak`Aerr drops this fine item. Thought it was already posted here at Allakhazam somewhere? Oh well. Not sure on the drop rate since i have only helped kill Vulak once so far.
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