One of the number one rules of home renovation is before hiring a contractor, you must thoroughly check his credentials and references. This means more than just speaking to someone on the phone or visiting their website. Any teenager on the street could pull off that much, along with photos of “past projects” compiled in an online portfolio. The sad reality is, you just can’t take people at their word, these days.Read more >
The best ways to choose a contractor are to get referrals from friends, visit their physical office, look at the products of their past projects in person, and interview references. The first three sound pretty straight forward, but the fourth tip is a little daunting. What are you supposed to ask a reference anyway? Here’s some …
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The theme today for Throwback Thursday (or #TBT as the cool kids refer to it on the Twitter-verse) is "what is your favorite city in EverQuest?
Me personally, I remember Neriak fondly. My very first toon around the launch of EQ was a Dark Elf Shadowknight. I can remember my first night, wondering through Neriak and looking up at the bright neon lights.
After a night of hunting shadow wolves in Nektulos Forest (or were they hunting me that first night?), Neriak was a welcome sight to the new adventurer.
Also, I can remember Shadow Haven. Luclin was a period of my life where I raided often with those players I had grown close to in Norrath. Many of raids went well, but those raids that didn't we would end up in Shadow Haven by the So…
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Starting today, and running until Wednesday, April 23, 2014 classic Bristlebane celebration quests are back!
This event marks the limited return of Bristlebane quests such as “A Fool’s Errand,” “This Ain’t Right,” and “Let’s Have Some Fun!” I noticed that there are no current entries in Wikia for any of these quests or the rewards for these quests. Have you ever considered writing some?
Here are some photo assets to get you started!
Why can’t every day in Norrath be a Bristlebane Day?
For more information about this event, see the article here .Read more >
The Plane of War opened today to all Norrathians that are up to the challenge! Here are a few of my favorite screenshots from the zone. If you want to share yours with me here who knows, maybe we'll share it on EverQuest's official website or social media site like Facebook or Twitter .
A quick reminder to everyone, there will be both a special 15th Anniversary raid and mission that takes place in the Plane of War. These will go live to players on (or around) Wednesday, May 7, 2014 and will be available to players for approximately 6 weeks after it goes live.
More information about the Plane of War can be found in the article here .Read more >
Hmm.. makes me wonder with all this talk about EQ Landmark and EQ Next if EQ 1 will see the sun set and with the Heroic Characters if Sony just wants people to enjoy everything they possibly can before the sun sets on EQ 1? I have NOT heard anything about EQ 1 closing down, so it's just all speculation on my end.
Anyway, I had a beta key for free that one of my guild officers gave me for EQ Landmark but my computer doesn't fit the specifications, my processor isn't good enough, so until EQ 1 goes down I'll have to stick with that.. IF EQ 1 goes down I'll be cancelling my sub. because just to upgrade my computer for 1 game isn't worth the money, I'm far from being rich.
However if EQN or Landmark happens to make it's way to the PS3 or PS4.. (…Read more >
Tomorrow is your last chance to take advantage of the offer to get a free Heroic Character (assuming you haven’t claimed one already). 14th Anniversary Player Missions are all live in game now (or a limited time). Also, Plane of War is totally happening next week!
Last Day for Free Heroic Characters
We pushed out the end date for the free Heroic Character promotion one more day. This is because some players had issues claiming their free Heroic Character, and we wanted to make sure that no one missed out on this. The one free level 85 Heroic Character offer is now available until March 27th, 2014 at 11:59PM PDT.
In case this is the first time you’ve heard about this, you can get more information about Heroic Characters here .
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Over the past 15 years, i have returned to everquest several times now. There are many other games out there that I have tried but none of them have the depth of content or the freedom to play the way you want to play. Way to go Everquest!Read more >
This is quite possibly the most distracting and difficult to use wikia i have ever seen.Read more >
March 16, 2014 marked the 15th anniversary of EverQuest. Let’s face it; it’s the game that started it all! And what’s an anniversary without presents? Our good friends at Wikia are giving away some EQ-themed goodies just for this occasion! Head on over to our brand new EverQuest Portal wikia, follow the instructions, and you could win one of 10 collector’s editions of EverQuest: Call of the Forsaken, 10 collector’s editions of EverQuest II: Tears of Veeshan, or one of 5 EverQuest Next Landmark Trailblazer packs. Hurry up, though. This sweepstakes ends on March 31, 2014! For more details on the contest click here and for the official contest rules click here.
Happy anniversary, Norrathians!
-Yaviey, Wiki Project Manager @ SOE (talk) 00:46, Ma…
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Starting today, players have the option of creating a Heroic Character in EverQuest. The Heroic Character feature allows players to start the game at level 85 with all the equipment they need to be successful. Players can also upgrade an existing player to receive all of the perks that Heroic Characters start with.
Until March 26, 2014 players can create their first Heroic Character for free! Information about Heroic Characters can be found on the page here .
My favorite part about this, as weird as it sounds, is the mount that Heroic Characters received. Check out the Jungle Raptor Mount and all of his majesty! Rawr!
I’ll be sitting down with friends pretty soon to roll new Heroic Characters together (maybe as soon as tonight). I already know…
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I’ve noticed conversations about 15th Anniversary content coming soon to EverQuest on the forums, and I wanted to chat a bit about them here. Here are some of the features coming to EverQuest that I’m most excited about:
New Race/Class Combinations
Before the end of the month, players will have access to two new race and class combinations!
Wood Elf Beastlord – Tunare has been mocked for the last time. These transgressions must end, and nature must protect itself. Wood elves of Kelethin who are willing to do their part should rise up alongside their own treant warders and prove to the world that nature is protected.
The upcoming race/class combination, Wood Elf Beastlord, was decided on by the community as part of the Race/Class Combo …Read more >
It’s been a while since your humble narrator was actively playing EverQuest. The last time I raided was during Omens of War, and I still keep in touch with a number of my former guildies that are still active in EverQuest (as well as in a number of other games).
It’s hard to believe that my last EverQuest raid was almost ten years ago, and the friendships that I formed in EverQuest years before that are still held together by our shared experiences and love of gaming.
The group I played EverQuest with plays a lot of games together. It’s not that uncommon for us to share an EverQuest story while in voice chat playing pretty much anything online together. While having an EQ related conversation over the weekend, a friend not familiar with EQ …Read more >
Come chat live with the EverQuest Development Team, Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 4PM Pacific.
The Development Team has a lot of great game updates for the 15th Anniversary of EverQuest, and they would love the opportunity to talk with you directly about them. Do you have thoughts about the February patch being discussed here and here? Or maybe you just want to hang out a bit and talk about what else is on your EQ-loving mind? In either case, you definitely won’t want to miss the chance to talk with the EverQuest Team live!
Come hang out with the following game Devs in a live Wikia chatroom, hosted on the official EverQuest Wikia page:
- Thom “Phathom” Terrazas
- Jonathan “Prathun” Caraker
- Jenn “JChanSOE” Chan
- Ed “Aristo” Hardin
- Doug “Elidroth” Cronk…
I didn't think such a thing existed. But my husband bought me an EverQuest comic book and gave it to me last night for our 4th wedding anniversary! It has a dark elf on the cover, but no SoE label. He found it at a local comic store in Allen Park, Michigan. I'll post a photo when I'm less tired. :)Read more >
By Eric “Piestro” Cleaver
So you say you want to level quickly… well, you know, we all want to change the world.
-With apologies to the Beatles
The last in my series of blogs about how to level through the early levels covers the most efficient path, grinding out the levels in hotzones. Hotzones are a great way to level quickly, they are ordinary zones with additional quests (available from Franklin Teek in the Plane of Knowledge) and a higher amount of experience granted per kill. If you want to fly through the levels like the Sleeper was chasing you, hotzones are a good way to go.
We change our hotzones occasionally, so check here for the most current list.
So here are some tips for a few of the zones in the 10-60 range:
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Wow, that’s a big title for any single piece of advice to live up to, but I promise this blog will deliver!
Now down to the advice:
1. EverQuest is a game best enjoyed with others. This may seem like common sense, but EverQuest isn’t a game where going it alone will allow you to do everything you are going to want to do. Your merc can be a great help, but as you level up, it’ll be extremely important for you to start to get to know your fellow players. These are the people who you’ll remember long after you’ve passed the early levels and who you’ll look forward to interacting with. While you could enjoy EQ entirely solo, it won’t give you everything the game has to offer.
2. EverQuest rewards your effort. This advice isn’t really limited to EverQ…Read more >
Wood Elf Beastlords are coming to EverQuest. Are you prepared?
All Feir'Dal revere nature to some extent, but only the most devoted receive the great gift of Tunare: a personal treant protector. Alongside their blessed companion, Wood Elf Beastlords fight to protect nature everywhere, and punish any who seek to upset its balance. The natural warder is eager to gain vengeance for the atrocities it saw and suffered for thousands of years in its helpless form.
For the 15 year anniversary of EverQuest, it was announced by Phathom that two new race/class combinations would be added to the game. One is a Froglok Monk; the other would be decided on by the community via a voting system called the Combo Clash.
On December 5, 2013 eight poss…Read more >
Hi everyone, this poster came with the PoP expansion I got many years ago on CD. It's been a bit rough for the poster, so I'm glad I found it and it's in decent condition, I won't get rid of this one either. I would think this is a collector's item too.Read more >
Hi everyone, I've had this for a LONG time, it's displayed on my wall in my bedroom. I know it's a collector's item and I think there was a drawing for it at the SoE convention last year, it came with my Dragons of Norrath CD expansion. I'm NOT selling nor will I ever get rid of itRead more >
Hi Everyone, after tonight this woodelf is packing up her Egg Nog XXX products and going to grind away at more exp and AAs.. so it's last call for alcohol for this product until next year.. Happy New Year all and to all at the Wikia as well :)Read more >
Hi Everyone, I need an aug for my armor because I have limited air capacity for breathing underwater. I was wondering what the name of it would be and plat isn't a problem.. I just need it for my armor since HoT and culteral armor does not include an endless breath add on for this armor. Thank you. :)Read more >
Hi Everyone, this Christmas I gave a good friend of mine a Krono for their account so they can use it whenever and however they choose, not saying who this person is.. but they are a good friend of mine and they do a lot for in-game items. It feels so good to give this time of year and I actually bought 1 too many Krono's so I gave this person the 2nd one I had. I know they will put it to good use and they were very pleased with it.. I hope to do more of that for future Christmases .. I'm a giving person and I don't care about recieving as much as giving.. I will stay in EQ 1 also next year.. I don't really have much interest in EQ Next.. (I don't want to be negative, so I won't say why). I just like the way things are in EQ 1, additions t…Read more >
Hi Everyone, I understand Piestro and others are working hard to stabilze the AB server, it's been acting up now for the past 2 days.. hopefully this issue is resolved soon and could someone on the EQ team PLEASE post when this server is stable and up and running again on here or Facebook? It would be much appreciated and being a woodelf Ranger for 10 + years I'm very patient.. :)Read more >
Hi Everyone, I don't remember the GM or Devs name, I know they have LOT of tickets to go through for EQ 1 (probably other titles as well). This person helped me with my account today because I needed to change my credit card info. and I was so worried it wouldn't go through it didn't for a few days, he walked me through where I needed to go, and I'm all set now actually until March, (oops bought one too many months, but that's alright). I'm very devoted to this game, have been playing on and off for over 10 years. Thank you again Sony for helping me out with a lot of things this year, including my PSP that I called about a few months back, however, still can't get it to connect to wi-fi.. but I should read the manual and if it still doesn'…Read more >
Hi Everyone, I was wondering if anyone with full access to Zam would post everything needed to make a Misty Thicket Picnic basket? I've always wanted to make one. I don't have full access to Zam and when trying to look this up it said I needed to pay for a subscription I don't have money for that.. I live on SSD and have very little income. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you :)Read more >
HI Everyone, during my nightly journey into Butcherblock last night to forage eggs for my egg nog, I noticed an evil Santa right next to the PoK book, he conned grey to me but kept trying to root me, most mobs cannot do so, not sure why. I tried to kill him but he wasn't able to be killed, I was expecting maybe something cool from him before he rooted me, but then he laughs about it.. evil Santa.. that's not right, what if I was a lvl 10 or something, I'd probably rooted and he did have his 'minions' following him. He is probably for a Frostfell quest, but I'm not doing those this year.. so that's what I get for being nice to my friends and guild by foraging aviak eggs, taking hours out of my night each night, being nice.. I get a failed r…Read more >
Hi everyone, a few nights ago I didn't know that only the AB server would be down for maintenance usually this kind of thing is shown on Facebook and I got a couple hours of grindage in, just enough AA's also to max out my Nature's Bounty. I just don't know why they aren't posting downtime anymore.
On another note (seperate topic) I noticed when you camp your character to log out, it doesn't have a 20 second timer anymore, it just does it right away.. which is nice.
Also another thing I noticed I think Sony made it so the mounts don't run as fast.. as least my wurm mount doesn't .. not sure why they did that, I paid a lot of SC for it :/Read more >
Just wanted to send a shout out to "Yaviey" for recognizing my contributions to this site this week. 1,000 SC for being top contributer. I was stoked!! :) :) I needed it too because I have a friend who makes items for Player's Studio and I was running low on SC. Saving to buy her items when they become avaliable. Thank you SO much for this, it's much appreicated.Read more >
Hi everyone, this might be a touchy subject so if the admins want to remove this post, I'm okay with that. I read online for a few days now that NSA (the government) is spying on MMO's like WoW and Second Life.. are they doing this with EQ also? EQ wasn't mentioned in the news online just WoW and they said "other MMO's" and I'm just curious if EQ is being spied on. Not that I care, if they watch me on EQ, they will see I rarely chat at all on anything, I just usually make things for Frostfell right now, hunt in unoccupied areas of zones that aren't camped, I don't ninja loot, and I do everything by the book. I don't group anymore, I die too much when I group.. so I solo all the time. I've been playing for over 10 years, started from lvl 1 …Read more >
Some people really love questing; finding the stories behind the world, and the adventure that awaits, is what motivates them to play. I too once had a similar sense of adventure. It conned yellow though and I killed it to see what loot it dropped. In my second blog on places to visit between levels 10 and 60 in EverQuest, I thought I’d focus on areas that are centered on questing for those that would rather take that path.
The Quester’s Path
The Quester’s Path is actually really easy to find in EverQuest; simply open the Tome of the Hero’s Journey! The Tome of the Hero’s Journey is a handy book that can help guide you through a series of quests designed to take you all the way to your 80s, so it’s an absolutely fantastic resource to know wh…Read more >
Hi Everyone, I earned my 2nd Banestrike last night for killing 100 gobilns, first one I got was for killing 100 brownies.. did this in low level zones.. I think I posted on this before but I can't seem to find it.
Back at the Egg Nog XXX making until the day after New Years.. guild seems to love it :)Read more >
Hi everyone, alright, it's that time of year again and to all the highelves, woodelves and half-elves to all of Norrath.. just because we're elves doesn't mean we work for Santa :) haha
And yes, I'm still making my Egg Nog XXX but only because want to :)Read more >
Hi everyone, I have made a lot of winter chocolate over the past few weeks and it doesn't seem like anyone in my guild wants to eat them, so let me know in-game if your interested, I'll parcel them to you. Made about 80 of these and well, it's the holidays and thought it would be nice to go with the ton of Egg Nog XXX I made (which all got drank by my guild). Winter chocloate has no stats, but it's free food, so let me know and I'll give you what I have to make room in the guild bank for other things that are more meaningful. (Eluwenie.. AB server)Read more >
Hi Everyone, a few years back I was asked to be the minister in someone's wedding that I knew both of them very well.. being a woodelf ranger, well, I was nervous because I knew nothing about this kind of thing and sure I've been to a few weddings before, but never asked to be part of one.. so that was a very nervous time for me, I wanted to make sure I did everything right and not mess anything up.. and they said I did a wonderful job and they congratulated me on doing so awesome and I was never asked to do that before in any game at all.. I don't see EQ as just a game, there are real people behind each toon that is made. They do what they can do help their guilds, friends and themselves be a part of Norrath.. I care about people a lot in…Read more >
Hi Everyone, does anyone dream about EverQuest? I have some crazy ones sometimes, zones that never existed. For example they totally revamped EQ 1 in my dream, it's complicated to describe, but I dream that in order to go to zones where you can get a lot of plat by opening chests and "hidden areas" in the game and there really isn't any "zoning" anymore, you just step on a platform and it takes you to another area without loading time. Last night I dreamed that I was making an animated movie and did a ton of drawing for the game, made it look really awesome. It wasn't totally completed but it was about half way done.. haven't been in game for a week so maybe my subconscious is telling me something? lol :) Just thought I'd share this.Read more >
Hi everyone, I'm a little dissapointed there won't be any double xp this weekend in EQ. They have some sales on the marketplace and stuff like that, but with all the downtime we had this month I was really hoping they would do something this weekend, and not just because it's Thanksgiving in the states. I know Christmas time EQ has double XP and I believe last year it went on until New Years or so, (I could be wrong on that). But I just feel we are overdue on that, it's becoming more and more rare to see it on EQ.. then again I know Sony is focused on a ton of stuff right now with the PS4 launch this past week and probably getting things together with EQ Next. Just my thoughts though.Read more >
Hi everyone, since I'm the main "chef" in my house in real life I'll be doing all the cooking for Thanksgiving dinner. Offline this week to do that for my family.. so have a safe and happy holiday. Also I still have my free turkey that Sony gave us I think it was 3 years ago, still have 28 clicks left on it to make everyone sleepy.. haha.. anyone still have theirs? :)Read more >
I'm wondering if anyone knows what "writer's ink" is for? It even drops off random mobs in lower level zones and actually I'm finding quite a few in Lesser Faydark off the brownies. What trade skill is it for? And what needs done with it? I know it's a new drop, I would appreciate feedback. Thank you :)Read more >
Hi Everyone, remember back in the day when you had to learn sense direction, finding your corpse before you died and learning how to use /loc for your corpse? Well, that was me and I didn't listen too well when people told me not to go into Lesser Faydark, got killed a lot there by the random brownie that was roaming around, not to mention a few times by that black mare that didn't like anyone. There were no in-game maps, no mercs, no PoK, no GL, nothing to help you except looting your corpse and losing exp. there may have been a few clerics here and there but if your by yourself and not in a group it was either run, do or die.. nothing to help you out.. EQ certainly has evolved a lot for the greater good since then, stayed in Bloodfields …Read more >
So you’ve made it out of the tutorial, or battled it out in one of the many newbie zones found throughout Norrath, and now you’re ready to start leveling in earnest! Well what the heck are you going to do now?
EverQuest has an incredible diversity of zones for players to get experience in, and choosing the one that is right for you can be overwhelming. In order to decide on what zones you want to level in, it’s important to consider both your motivation and what sort of zones appeal to you. None of these paths are particularly better than the other. They just represent some of my ideas to help get you started.
The Traditionalist Path – The Grand Tour of Norrath’s Classic Dungeons
For me, one of the things I always remember about my early day…Read more >
Thank you for whoever put this up in the Station Cash window for EQ 1. Got new "threads" and got a full set of "Eternal Grove" Hero's Forge armor :) Very happy with this and it pays to have a Gold account. Been doing that now for 10 years (monthly payment that is). Just really happy the way this looks. :) :)Read more >
Norrath is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to Norrath.
-With apologies to Douglas Adams
Getting around Norrath takes some getting used to, and an almost inevitable question many players face is “Where should I go to level next?” There is no single right answer to this question, but over the next couple of blogs I’ll outline some common approaches to the issue that might help guide you in the right direction (not that there is really a wrong one.)
Starting Out (Levels 1 to 10)
My preference for these levels is the simple choice; go for the tutorial. A few pieces of gear to get you started from fairly easy que…Read more >
With the talk of EQ Next coming out and the EQ 1 server of the Mac going down for good, I'm wondering .. what will happen to the fate of EQ 1? I've been playing for 10 years on and off, raided a ton, put in a lot of money, time and effort with this game.. I really hope it stands the course of time because I have made so many friends along the way too on the AB server.
I'm sure the Dev's can't tell us anything much right now unless it's announced in public. But what are your thoughts? Mine, well, I'm not so sure with the 20th expansion coming out, Player's Studio in EQ 1 and 2.. Sony is still making money off this game because some people, like myself, have a gold membership and I've always paid EQ (monthly sub) for this game. I…Read more >
IceSy here! I wanted to say hiya to everyone! Great to see we have a Wiki for EQ now.
I create items for both EQ & EQ2 via teh Player Studio. If anyone has requests, ideas or questions, feel free to ask me! :)Read more >
IceSy here! Just wanted to say hiya! Great to see a Wiki starting up for EverQuest!
For those that may not know, I design & create items for EQ and now EQ2 that are sold through the Market Place via SOE's Player studio program. I've made a lot of items in the last year, with a LOT more to come! At the moment I am working on items for Frostfell (my fav holiday)!Read more >
In my last blog I talked about adding a list of resources to the Wikia. This week let me give you a list of sites I find useful in my adventures in Norrath:
ZAM was one of the first EQ websites I ever visited back before the game released and it continues to be a fantastic source of information today. My first stop in figuring out a quest, or what a quest item is used for, has always been ZAM.
Lead a man to a destination and he will arrive, give a man a map and he will insist he isn’t lost forever. If you want maps, mapfiend is a good stop. I guess I shouldn’t have taken that left turn at Albuquerque.
EQResource, having only been around to my knowledge since the release of House of Thule, is the newe…Read more >
Something I often hear from members of the community is “I really love EverQuest and want to contribute something players can use; how can I make a difference in the EQ Community?” One of the many answers I give is contributing to the EverQuest Wikia. The EverQuest Wikia is a huge site with tons of places you can add content. So what are some ways that a player wanting to give back can contribute?
Pick a Scope
Don’t think “I’m going to fill in all the information I know on the Wikia!” This is the path to the dark side. Also be wary of playing gnomes, that’s another dangerous choice, though not necessarily a Wikia-related one. EverQuest is far too vast for any one (or ten) individuals to make an appreciable dent in the total amount of informa…Read more >
The hardest race I've tried was a dark elf, this was prior to Mines of Gloomingdeep, I couldn't figure out where to go, much less find a way out of the city. Also this was before in-game maps.
I've also tried an Erudite and with the platfoms going from one area of the city to another it took me hours to find out where I was going (even with a map).
The classes I've tried were druid, enchanter, mage, wizard, pally,cleric and necro. I found a necro very difficult to solo with, only made to lvl 14 or so, I'm just used to healing myself with spells and not lifetapping. Druids are fine, I actually like the fact that it has teleportation at a low level and SoW at a somewhat low level too. Not to be mean to those who play a chanter but …Read more >
Ever since I got this computer (4 years ago) I have had trouble viewing in-game screenshots and I don't have Photoshop. I only have the basics of what it came with (running Windows 7). Can someone please give me a site that will allow me to download a free program to view my screenshots on my monitor? Thank you.Read more >