Archive for July 2008

EQ2 Icon GU 47 – Quick Start

Game Update 47 is now on the live servers with lots of new content for everyone. Be sure to read the full Patch Notes to see all the changes.

Meanwhile, here’s a quick start guide for those of you raring to go. We’ll have a more detailed update at the weekend.

  • The Storm Break quest is live. Go to the Mage Tower in either North Freeport or South Qeynos in order to speak to the quest giver. Note that you will need to go to a “level appropriate zone” in order to complete as there is a chest drop involved. That means if the mobs in Peat Bog are grey to you, you will not be able to get your void tempest updates there.

    Once you have the quest, find a void tempest in a level-appropriate zone. Kill the mobs that spawn from the storm until you get a quest update. The void tempest is now attackable. Kill it and loot the chest for the update. Return to your quest giver to hand in.

    He will not give you a further quest but if you return to the void tempest you can repeat the sequence to gain more rewards (but no quest experience).

  • Speak to a Grandmaster in the primary tradeskill areas in order to to get the new level 60 tradeskilling quest: Senior Crafter Service. There’s a write-up of the quest as it was on Test on Allakhazam’s. Note: Provisioners do not get a new Mastery book for this quest.
  • Visit faction merchants in order to see the new faction outfits in a dizzying array of colors. You can gain a purple one as a reward for doing the above Grandmaster quest. There’s also a green version for sale in return for the Void Storm coupons. Paxmar shouldn’t have spent all hers!
  • There are two new red shiney collections. Eq2traders reports having found one set in Enchanted Lands. That’s five known zones (Barren Sky, Loping Plains, Steamfont, Fens of Nathsar and now Enchanted Lands). The second location is yet to be found so get your solstice earring on and get searching!

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Posted by Taymar on http://mmorpg-info.org.

 

EQ2 Icon Tradeskilling in Gorowyn

Starting a tradeskill in the world of Norrath is fairly straight-forward but it can be helpful to know where the various NPCs are located for the various starting locations. The Sarnak race always starts in Timorous Deep and the neutral races have the option of starting there. To learn a tradeskill in Timorous Deep you will need to travel to Gorowyn.

The crafting and residential district of Gorowyn is known as the Ward.

The Academy of Logistics is the tradeskill organization for Gorowyn. Originally a conglomerate of military support divisions, this organization was responsible for the supply and outfitting of the armies.

From the Handbook of the Academy of Logistics

Rozokal Niba’mok is a tradeskill delegate who will take you through the tutorial. This is a set of mini-quests which offer a substantial amount of tradeskill experience. Even if you know the tradeskilling process, it is worth going through the tutorial as it allows for incredibly fast leveling.

Rozokal is located at 2744,123,1130

Dvarkor Ska’nin is a Crafting Trainer located in the southwest corner area of the Ward, near the forges. He will get you started with Artisan Essentials Volume 2 and a quick bump to level 2. Speak to him at levels 9 and 19 to choose your tradeskill specializations.

Dvarkor is located at 2816, 121, 1240.

Salviln Grau’tuz is a Tradeskill Career Counsellor standing near Rozokal. A counsellor will allow you to change your tradeskill class choice by setting you back to level 9 artisan. Note you will lose your sub-class and class recipes in the process.

Salviln is located at 2742,123,1137

In addition, you’ll find workstations and crafting merchants scattered around the area.

Secondary tradeskills (tinkering and transmuting) can only be trained in Faydark.

Posted by Taymar on http://mmorpg-info.org.

 

AoC Icon Hyborian Harvesting

Harvesting Areas

  • Lacheish Plains near Conarch Village
  • Pointain near Old Tarantia
  • Purple Lotus Swamp near Khemi

Common Resources

Tier Miner Prospector Skinner Stonecutter Weaver Woodcutter
Tier 1 (20+) Copper Silver Rough Leather Sandstone Cotton Ash
Tier 2 (50+) Iron Electrum Calloused Leather Granite Silk Yew
Tier 3 (70+) Dusk metal Gold Gnarled leather Basalt Ironsilk Oak

With the exception of Cotton/Cottonwisp all weaver and skinner resources are mob drops. The rest are harvestable nodes.

Rare Resources

Tier Miner Prospector Skinner Stonecutter Weaver Woodcutter
Tier 1 (20 +) Tin Black Silver Brindled Leather Clear Quartz Cottonwisp Ebon Ash
Tier 2 (50 +) Aurichalcum Illustrium Grained Leather Feldspar Tussah Silk Amberwood
Tier 3 (70 +) Blue Iron Platinum Gnarled Leather Adamant Blood Silk Soulwood

Rares can also drop from the mobs in the harvesting instances.

Posted by Ulija on http://mmorpg-info.org.

 

EQ2 Icon Tradeskilling in Freeport

Starting a tradeskill in the world of Norrath is fairly straight-forward but it can be helpful to know where the various NPCs are located for the various starting locations.

When you begin tradeskilling, you are unskilled and referred to as an artisan. As you progress, you will be asked to choose your subclass (scholar, outfitter, craftsman) and eventually your class which will allow you to progress to level 20 and begin doing tradeskill writs.

Regardless of zone, the general process is the same:

  1. Speak to a trainer or a wholesaler who will give you level two and the level two book
  2. Speak to a tradeskill delegate (marked with a title of “Tradeskill Tutorial”) who will step you through a tutorial on crafting. This is a set of mini-quests which offer a substantial amount of tradeskill experience. Even if you know the tradeskilling process, it is worth going through the tutorial as it allows for incredibly fast leveling.
  3. Return to the trainer at level 9 and level 19 to confirm your sub-class and tradeskill class.

Tradeskill areas (but not instances) will also have a Tradeskill Career Counsellor who will allow you to change your tradeskill class choice (be aware this will reset you to level nine (artisan) and remove all your sub-class and class recipes).

Here is the list of tradeskill NPCs in Freeport for a quick start:

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Posted by Taymar on http://mmorpg-info.org.

 

EQ2 Icon Tradeskilling in Qeynos

Starting a tradeskill in the world of Norrath is fairly straight-forward but it can be helpful to know where the various NPCs are located for the various starting locations.

When you begin tradeskilling, you are unskilled and referred to as an artisan. As you progress, you will be asked to choose your subclass (scholar, outfitter, craftsman) and eventually your class which will allow you to progress to level 20 and begin doing tradeskill writs.

Regardless of zone, the general process is the same:

  1. Speak to a trainer who will give you level two and the level two book
  2. Speak to a tradeskill delegate who will step you through a tutorial on crafting. This is a set of mini-quests which offer a substantial amount of tradeskill experience. Even if you know the tradeskilling process, it is worth going through the tutorial as it allows for incredibly fast leveling.
  3. Return to the trainer at level 9 and level 19 to confirm your sub-class and tradeskill class.

Tradeskill areas (but not instances) will also have a Tradeskill Career Counsellor who will allow you to change your tradeskill class choice (be aware this will reset you to level nine (artisan) and remove all your sub-class and class recipes).

Here is the list of tradeskill NPCs for Qeynos for a quick start:

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Posted by Taymar on http://mmorpg-info.org.

 

AoC Icon Hyborian Websites

I’m spending altogether too much time trying to find things out about Age of Conan and not enough time playing! So I’ve decided to come to you for some help. Point me at your favorite AoC references with a brief line about what they offer. I don’t mind if it’s your own site but do make sure anything you add here offers real content – I’ll delete any links to screenscraper sites focused solely on advertisements.

I’ll start things off with my bookmarks: [More...]

Posted by Taymar on http://mmorpg-info.org.

 

EQ2 Icon Paxmar Goes Abroad

The saga of the pacifist continues as she levels up (slowly but surely) and takes the chance to explore foreign lands.

If you are new to the adventures of Paxmar, you may wish to catch up before reading the latest instalment:

  1. The Furious Pacifist – Introduction
  2. The Isle of Refuge
  3. Paxmar Smells a Rat
  4. It’s a Wide World

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Posted by Taymar on http://mmorpg-info.org.

 

LotRO Icon Path of the Hunter

For those still on Middle-Earth, here is a summary of the class quests for hunters:

Level 15

The Hunter’s Path is your first class quest. You will be asked to find Gytha Lainey at Adso’s Camp who will take you into a solo instance of the forest. Use tracking to find Yellowfang. Kill the other wolves wandering about to keep them from helping him (and to get pelts) and make your way to Yellowfang and kill him. There is a detailed quest write-up here:
http://www.thebrasse.com/lotro/quest/355

Level 26

Wilderness by Ost Guruth is an additional class quests for Hunters which rewards the ability to port your group to Ost Guruth. You need to speak to Gaellant in Esteldin in the North Downs. He will send you to speak to Trumswith in Ost Guruth, who will give you a quest to find his sister. Talk to Unni and follow the directions to find the sister. There is a detailed quest write-up here:
http://www.thebrasse.com/lotro/quest/702
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Posted by Taymar on http://mmorpg-info.org.

 

AoC Icon Drunkenness Leads to Masturbation

When I checked for an update on the Possible Misbalancing of the Sexes (referred to as PMS herewith), I was almost disappointed not to have something more exciting to report, but then I found this thread.

DarlingOne found an odd problem with guild creation:

Why in the name of all that is Hyboria is the word Drunk forbidden in guild names??? Is my version somehow censored?

This is ridiculous!

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Posted by Taymar on http://mmorpg-info.org.

 

AoC Icon Cat Fight!

This week was the long-awaited response to the question of melee damage by female characters, which had only been peripherally acknowledged up until last week.

Unfortunately, I don’t seem to be able to see the Voice of Crom on the US forums. Also, the devtracker tab results claims there are no matches and right-clicking Sharum’s name to find further posts from him only works on the European servers. So I have been limited to the Euro forums for my information except where someone has given a direct link to a post on the US forums. I hope this is a blip and not intentional!

Sharum cross-posted the details of the Male vs Female attack-speed issue to the Euro and US forums on Monday afternoon. [More...]

Posted by Taymar on http://mmorpg-info.org.