Ocean of Tears

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This massive ocean separating Faydwer from Antonica is home to many creatures.
There are sirens, goblins, spectres, seafury cyclopses, aviaks, and local pirates.
The two main islands provide a bit of comfort with some vendors, an inn and Tunare-aligned wood elves.

Two popular attractions of the Oceans of Tears would be Allizewsaur and the Ancient Cyclops.
Allizewsaur roams an island in the south while the Ancient Cyclops can be found east of Seafury island.

To get to the ocean of tears from Butcherblock Mountains, see Translocator Fithop on Northern pier west side of zone. She is located real near /loc +1,353, +3,256. Not in map find.
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travel from East Freeport using translocator
# Dec 26 2019 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
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I tried BB and translocator offers timorous deep boat ntook me to friona vie. went back to east freeport on docks tyranslocator Setikan at the docks and corrupted was up by far easiest once I got to ocean of tears.
Traveling to Ocean of Tear From Butcherblock
# Jul 08 2018 at 1:18 PM Rating: Excellent
105 posts
See Translocator Fithop on Northern pier west side of zone. She is located real near P 1,353, P 3,256. Not in map find.
# Aug 12 2010 at 2:29 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
I came here trying to work a step in my SK 1.5 epic. The first dock in EFP proved frustrating as I never saw a boat, though I waited for 30min. Then I went to BBM and after a shorter wait a boat arrived. I got into OOT just fine except the boat was gone. No big deal. I ran to my NPC and hailed him but he wouldnt respond. Then I started getting attacked by mobs from the other side of the zone that were no where in sight. I decided to relog and try again. When I got to character selcet it showed my toon in Kernagir. Grinnng and cursing with my head titled like the dog from the old RCA logo I tried to log it in regardless and got disconnected. --- Possible Solution: When I rebooted the game I ran a Full Scan at Update screen. When I logged back in I was in OOT and the NPC responded appropriately by attacking me (all I wanted was a pepsi).

Individual results may vary. Consult you group leader before rebooting to use "Full Scan". "Full Scan" should not be used on conjunction with hammers, bricks, or computers used as projectiles. Side effects may include; loss of sleep, heightened sensitivity, and delusions of grandeur.

how to actually get to OoT
# Jun 28 2010 at 7:10 PM Rating: Decent
49 posts
Druid ported out to Butcherblock mountains. when she got there she headed for the docks. Once you get to the docks you need to speak with Glorin Binfurr. She is a the busty dwarf on the pier on the right hand side. Hail her and she will give you a message..,"Keep your eye out for the ship. You don't want to miss it." In a few minutes the ship will appear and come to the dock..then it will take a minute or two before you zone to OoT.
Safe travel
# Jun 17 2010 at 10:17 AM Rating: Decent
28 posts
Was needing to get to OOT and I noticed the translocators were gone in East Freeport, so I came here to see what's up. Found out about the boats, waited a few minutes, boat came and parked about a minute in front of the dock that has the ramp, than sped towards OOT zone. I was worried after reading everything here since my laptop is only par, but I zoned no problem. Only eventful thing is after I zoned I was in mid air and dropped and took 12 dmg from falling back on the boat. Didn't realize this is just like Buried Sea ship (travels very fast in zone) So I jumped ship after zone with lev and ran towards my mages spell merchant along the way could see the very ship that brought me to OOT racing at mac 3 back towards Freeport from BB. I should have stayed on the boat hehe. Anyways, after reading alot of the post I figured I'd update this just to update travelers
i now know where the tears came from.
# Aug 15 2009 at 3:55 PM Rating: Decent
They came from all of the people that have tried loading in here just to get sent into an endless loop of frustration.This zone sucks since the change =( I dont care what anybody says.I use to come in here all the time with my main. This is really a bad zone...i cant even begin to describe just how hard its been trying to get into this zone and do ANYTHING at all. I just keep getting sent back and forth back and forth. Sometimes to east freeport, but mostly to ocean of tears back to oot back to oot get in...and no spells work..cant even gate...then get booted... to try and log in again and go through the same treatment again, and again so far...about to give this game up for a goner. got 7.2 years worth on this account but i dont need this kind of hassle or headache. been sitting here over an hour just trying to get my character able to do anything at all for himself but he is stuck in a loop and about to give up.BTW i tried to get here through the butcherblock boat.
Dukenukum 60 Arch Mage
i now know where the tears came from.
# Sep 03 2009 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
Yeah, I hear you. I zoned my ranger from BBM to OOT, which took probably 5 minutes ... when I get through I'm in the water. I try to cast levitate on myself, and it grays out all my spell gems, and nothing else happens. I try to track for an island (since they broke the map), and I can't use that command while I'm casting ...

I log out, log back in, cast levitate, get to an island just in time to see Seaking take off without me. I try to track for it, and tracking shows nothing. I try once more to use Throne of the Heroes, and nothing happens. Log back out, log back in, use Throne, and unless I absolutely have to for some quest I am never coming back to this zone.

Considering that the boats ended up broken to begin with, and these are no better, it's kind of ridiculous that they put them back in (and they suck more than ever). Considering also that OoT saw hardly any traffic, it's stupid that they even considered revamping this zone -- there is nothing here that anyone needs unless it's for an epic quest, and yet they decided to put people to work in revamping this instead of countless other zones that are in dire need of it. But you know what, I'd rather they stop revamping zones and put the people who are working on stuff like that to work on something useful instead.
OOT Zone in
# Apr 02 2009 at 10:34 AM Rating: Good
47 posts
Boats, Is it me or is that just a crappy waste of EQ memory, and programming why the hell did they take the translocators out? People with slow zone in times will be dropped into the water, because the boat will pathe you. Friggen rediculous, put the abiltiy and / or NPC's back to also be able to zone into Ocean Of Tears or take the whole zone and remove it from EQ altogether and move the mobs to user friendly mobs. EQ is trying to put so much detail into thier games they are creating havoc on players with older computers. Patheing, Time outs, Zoneing issues, Laggy Spiked zones, it is alomst like they are forcing you to buy the best computers in the world to run this program..Save that crap for EQ II, and leave EQ alone. I liked it alot better when you knew where to go. Add new zones items and levels but delete some of the graphics like trees and crap, and take out some of the freaking training mobs that make everything so laggy.
OOT Zone in
# Apr 06 2009 at 3:49 PM Rating: Decent
I agree with your frustration. I used to love to hunt here. Several times I have zoned in to be stuck outside of the zone. I swim into an invisible wall and can not swim "into" the actual zone. I will just swim against the outside of the zone wall for ever. Succor, evac, or petition are required to get into.

That has not happened to me in a while, maybe it is fixed.

I also can not leave this zone without crashing. When I gate or boat out i will lock up every time. Wierd. I miss the translocaters but I would settle for a druid/wizard port. A new computer is out of reach for now Smiley: oyvey
Boat ride in
# Dec 24 2008 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
I had to wait a while at piers in East Freeport, seemed like 15 mins or so, but The Seaking comes by the dock (the one with the ramp) and took me to OOT nicely, even served lunch during the ride :-)
Boat ride in
# Apr 05 2009 at 7:08 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
all i got were freakin peanuts and a half glass of lukewarm fuzzlecutter
Zone is all screwed up!
# Nov 23 2008 at 6:16 PM Rating: Decent
53 posts
First off, don't even both using EQatlas.com to find locations anymore.
Apparently, SOE felt the need to change this zone around (/shrug) and you should only use the map as a guide, but don't pay attention to the /loc.
The islands are all still there, but something was funny with the graphics on the hills and islands for me, as they kept alternating between red and the normal brownish.

I was coming here to camp the AC to get jboots and upon swimming there, I noticed a few things.
First the Aliszasaur (sp?) was up...not sure if it's b/c it pops when servers reset and no one comes here anymore, so it's still up..OR, maybe it was just dumb luck (if you want to call it that). I was swimming by the island (quite a ways out) and it aggroed, so I just swam and got away.
Second, the loc based on the eqatlas for the AC actually took me the the goblin island, where they added some undead skeleton pirates (RED and KOS to me at Lv 70), so I stayed away and luckily didn't aggro them (there were 4 or 5). They did NOT see through regular invis.
Lastly, when I got to the cyclops island, there were about 8-10 cyclops in a fairly close proximity (seemed like a lot), but one of them was the AC!!
I carefully killed one at a time until it was safe to pull him (they were all green to me, but I didn't want to get all on me at once).
Anyway, short trip and I got what I needed. Camped this back in 2002 or 2003 for 8 hrs and he never spawned...

Lv 70 Cleric
Zoning in OOT ?
# Oct 09 2008 at 6:08 AM Rating: Decent
6 posts
how do you zone in the OOT now ?

Translocator in BB only teleports us in Timorous Deep,
and found nothing in East Freeport (crap new design btw).

Any translocator ? Any boat ?

Edited, Oct 9th 2008 10:03am by Komedies
# Sep 30 2008 at 3:27 PM Rating: Default
244 posts
Why does SoE or whoever feel the need to go
and muck up classic zones? i.e. commonlands, freeport,
nektulos to name a few.
They look uglier than homemade sin and they can cause
performance issues on user's computers. Such as the
new OoT does with mine.

I liked the zones the way I remember them and I don't
want to see them or anymore changed.

I hope they never change Faydark or anywhere else.

Leave the zones be!

Edited, Sep 30th 2008 5:23pm by heavydrop
EQ crashing...
# Jul 02 2008 at 3:46 PM Rating: Decent
88 posts
Whenever I try to enter world with my pally (i need a turnin for his 1.0), EQ crashes... this has happened about 10 times now, I've restarted, deleted the map and zones files, repatched, failed, failed, failed, /tears hair out... if anybody knows how to solve this, please post ASAP !!!! Thanks!

desperate pally who dreams of a fiery defender ><
EQ crashing... (on zonein to OceanofTears)
# Jul 11 2008 at 11:09 AM Rating: Decent
I had the same problem today. Client Crashed trying to zone into Ocean of Tears from Butcherblock. (I’ve never actually been there before) I was using the WinEQ client at the time. So switched to the Everquest Client and let it patch, to see if anything new was out there since the last patch. It downloaded a few things I didn’t catch, but still failed on zone in from the Character selection screen. (client crash) Then I forced a full scan just to see, but apparently that found nothing, tried a second time on the EQ client and crash again. So I rebooted, (rebooted each time before too just in case that would help) and switched back to the WinEQ client, it was slow and I thought it would crash too but I did finally zone in… however my pet was gone and I was underwater, no boat. My health was ok so it doesn’t look like I was injured in a fall from the boat or anything, but all I can say is it was probably lucky I have the faerune aug in my trio veil and there were no monsters close. I made it to an island without further incident.

I will add that I often have low virtual memory notices, (just one of those things I haven’t wanted to spend time and money on yet) I get them regularly but they don’t usually inhibit play. Abysmal is laggy for me sometimes but until this, nothing else had been a particular problem for me. I probably reboot more often than I would otherwise, but that’s just about it.

I don't know if my final success was due to the WinEQ client or if each time I tried a little bit more of the zone was loaded locally finally allowing me to get on. It may just have been coincidence that I succeeded on the WinEQ client rather than EQ, I have no clue.

Don’t know that any of that was helpful but at least you know you’re not the only one.

Update: Real slow to gate out of there and it threw me to the server select screen. Jumped back in to the zone I was gating to and zoning from then on acted normaly. No problems while I was in the zone, traveled around a bit, got the drops I needed.

Edited, Jul 12th 2008 1:53am by HuntingAnnie
problems with oot
# Dec 22 2007 at 9:47 PM Rating: Decent
just started my shammy 1.0. first time i tried to go to oot on the boat, i dropped me in the water and i couldn't get to the island. the second time i tired, i finally got through.

the first time i was leved, don't know if that made any difference or not, just an idea
problems with oot
# Feb 26 2008 at 4:58 PM Rating: Decent
Did you find an answer to this? I am having the same problem. If so please let me know, thx.
# Dec 16 2007 at 2:10 PM Rating: Decent
you have to wait for the boat now in bb at north dock and it can take forever EF has no boat and they took the translocator out of there you can not get there from east freeport!

Edited, Dec 16th 2007 5:02pm by divinereign
# Aug 13 2008 at 3:30 PM Rating: Default
As of 8/13/08, I took the boat from Butcherblock Mountains through OoT and landed in East Freeport at the dock. So... yes, there is a boat in EFP to take to OoT.
OoT observations
# Nov 13 2007 at 3:38 AM Rating: Decent
I recently went to the OoT to pick up stuff for my mage focus items, so I spent a while on the Seafury island.

The island can be split into 2 parts: top and bottom. The bottom is where most of the seafuries spawn, and is not that different from the old cyclops island. the top can be divided into three "islands" connected by bridges, and is where you can find the pirates and the mudtoes. also, if you hit monsters on the bottom from the top, they will run straight up.

gornit spawns on the bottom, and sometimes wanders to the top(I think. he was on the top when I got there so it's possible he spawns up there as well- but I killed him before he had a chance to come up so I'm not sure). the seafuries help him out, so if you can't handle him with an add, just wait and they'll wander their separate ways.

if you want to get to the top, I recommend swimming to the north of the island and running up from there, since there were less seafuries there and it was easy to time running between them.

the first "island"(east) has one of the mudtoes hanging out in a stone tower, the pirate captain next to a tree nearby, and the Oblong Bottle in another stone tower. the middle "island" has the gnome mage Toko(?) and the other mudtoe, who spawns on a little ledge that you may have to pan down to see though he'll run straight up when you hit him (assuming you don't kill him in one hit). the last "island" has some other named pirates (windwalker and some other guy), and was the only place on the top I saw seafuries.

I might add more if I return o the OoT (the revamp has made it a pain though, so maybe not). hope this helped people!
Broken boat
# Nov 07 2007 at 1:17 PM Rating: Decent
The boat is still broken. Is there any other way I can get a baby mage into OOT to buy her pet spells?
Broken boat
# Nov 08 2007 at 5:04 PM Rating: Decent
If by broken you mean the game crashes I don't know how to help you, but if you're like me and are being dropped just inside the zone line to swim your way across the entire zone(and really, did they have to make the zone so @%$&*& huge? good thing I'm a master swimmer), the best solution would be to find an older mage(39+) who can summon you up a 2 charge levitation ring. take the boat from BB, activate the ring when you zone into OOT and then run across the water to the pet spell island. Otherwise I guess you'll have to try the bazaar or research it (trivial at 21, I think)
Ocean of Tears? Yep... /cry
# Oct 05 2007 at 2:22 PM Rating: Default
107 posts
This zone looks horrible now, like a wasteland that's been flooded, nothing like I remember. No more blue sky, no more white fluffy clouds, no more green, lush islands, no more happy fishing. =(

This is how I remember it:

Edited, Oct 6th 2007 2:38pm by Ayekinheelya
72nd Cleric of the Nameless

Ocean of Tears? Yep... /cry
# Oct 19 2007 at 6:19 PM Rating: Decent
Have stoped playing, miss the game like hell. could someone please , please post a screenshort of the new look of the zone?
Ocean of Tears? Yep... /cry
# Oct 21 2007 at 11:22 AM Rating: Default
107 posts
This is what it looks like now. I took a few screenies while i was fishing the other day.


In the daytime, the sky is red and yellow. I don't know why, but it sure was better when it was clear, blue and beautiful.
72nd Cleric of the Nameless

Ocean of Tears? Yep... /cry
# Oct 21 2007 at 2:12 PM Rating: Decent
The red sky is probably due to Solteris not being completed on your server yet. I think that once it's done the red skies go away.
king of the sea
# Aug 15 2007 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
... is the name of the Butcherblock boat.
king of the sea
# Oct 16 2007 at 5:07 AM Rating: Decent
40 posts
The boats are back. there is a ramp that go's up on one of the dock's just what there and it will come
Have fun kill lots... it's a game lol

Duramater 88 Mage E,Marr
Auibe 84 Paladin E,Marr
Auguz 87 Shaman E,Marr
king of the sea
# Oct 16 2007 at 8:59 AM Rating: Decent
The boats are back, but boy are they bugged. I have tried twice now to take the boat from BB to OoT. Each time the game crashed to desktop. Worse, when I tried to Reenter World, the client crashed trying to re-initialize me where I had crashed.

Both times I have had to wait the 6 hour time-out so I could return home and gate to PoK.

I'm going to send my main after the spells I need via Freeport ... hope that boat works better.

Anyone having similar problems with the BB boat please file a /bug. Maybe if enough people complain we will get another translocator until they debug the boat.

This boat is also used in the SK 1.5 epic. It is absolutely necessary to get to OoT to buy some mage spells. Elesseryl Terussar is the ONLY source in PoK.

Very annoying :(

The boat from Freeport ...
# Oct 16 2007 at 9:31 AM Rating: Decent
...does exactly the same thing. Crash to desktop, no way out but 6 hour wait to Return Home, then gate to wherever your bind point is. Noncasters may have quite a journal from Home.

This time with my main ... grrr ... I was going to try for some exp today ... guess not.

king of the sea
# Aug 21 2007 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
actually its the sea king
# Jul 22 2007 at 1:02 AM Rating: Decent
is this zone gone or something~ ive been to every translocator by the OoT one and im like WTF sence when
Enchanter Epic 1.5 Ocean of Tears
# Jun 08 2007 at 8:48 AM Rating: Decent
The ground spawn of the cryptic page on the combine server is no longer there. Anyone know where this was moved? Just wanted others to know that since revamp of the zone it is not there. Thanks
Enchanter Epic 1.5 Ocean of Tears
# Jun 15 2007 at 8:59 AM Rating: Decent
Same problem on Drinal. Can get within like 500 of the loc listed and hit a invis wall or edge of the zone. I love the way SoE revamps stuff with out bothering to make quest stuff available.
invis walls wtf
# Nov 17 2007 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
the boats are still broken and once you get booted off the boat after first zone you can't get around by swimming. Is there any new info on this problem ?
Enchanter Epic 1.5
# Jun 08 2007 at 8:45 AM Rating: Decent
The ground spawn of the cryptic page on the combine server is no longer there. Anyone know where this was moved? Thanks
Enc 1.5 Crypic Page
# May 20 2007 at 6:07 PM Rating: Decent
I wonder where they moved the enchanter 1.5 piece Cryptic Page in the new zone. I zoned in via the boat from BB and the map didn't work. I went to the location listed and that's just empty water. I found the island with Sirens on it but no ground spawn. It's possible someone else looted it and I need to wait for respawn.
# May 17 2007 at 12:30 AM Rating: Default
revamp is pretty good.. the seafury island was beefed up with about 30 spawns instead of the 8. it's pretty crazy how quick they respawn. i thinkaround 5 - 10 minute timer.

There's some new content as well.. noticed a guy on track near the sister of elrossi island.. King of the Sea. Was red to a 61 druid. Didnt get close enough to get a con though. I fear losing corpses in the ocean.

Ancient Cyclops was slain on the seafury island. I found him on top of the place. it's 2 large hills with 4 sections of beaches. the 4 beaches have about 10 each. then gornit and a couple of roamers are up on the hill and rope bridge between the two hills.

I cant wait to see what else is out there to find. =)
new item?
# Nov 13 2005 at 7:12 AM Rating: Decent
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My husband was hunting sharks and came across "Shiny Black Rock" in the water near the dock at Sister Island. Any ideas?
found item
# Mar 19 2004 at 8:22 AM Rating: Decent
Well i was xchasing sharks for the 5 year bash and found a Strongbox at the bottom of the sea. This looks like a ground spawn but I can find no mention of this anywhere?

Anyone have any clue as to what this item is for ?
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