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AA info


OverviewEdit

Alternate Abilities ("AAs") were introduced with the Shadows of Luclin expansion as a method for players to continue to advance their characters as they approached the maximum level allowed (currently level 70) in Everquest. Upon reaching level 51, a character on an account which has one or more of the appropriate expansions registered has the option to divert up to 100% of the experience he earns (in increments of 10%) towards earning Alternate Advancement points. Each AA point costs approximately the same amount of experience as it costs most characters to advance from level 51 to level 52. AA points are also awarded for completing certain special (and rare) quests, such as the Epic Weapon and Dragons of Norrath progression quests.

The points can be used to purchase a variety of enhancements and abilities that can significantly increase a character's effectiveness. In the Alternate Advancement Window, the abilities are mostly grouped by the expansion in which they were released. Before a charater can purchase a particular ability, he must have the appropriate expansion enabled on his account. Some abilities also have other requirements, such as the character having achieved a certain level or having already purchased certain pre-requisite abilities.

Alternate Abilities can be grouped into six categories:

  • General Abilities - These abilities are available to all characters and are usually enhancements to the character's basic statistics such as strength or intelligence. They also include enhancement to the character's resistance scores as well as some very simple improvements like increased health regeneration.
  • Archetype Abilities - The classes are divided into 4 archetypes: Pure Melee, Hybrids, Priests and Mages. Archetype Alternate Abilties are ones shared by all of the classes of a particular archetype. Archetype Abilities include skills that increase the effectiveness of healing spells, extend the duration of beneficial spells, or allow a melee character to attack for more damage. Some Archetype Abilities are available to multiple Archetypes, others are restricted to a single group.
  • Class-specific Abilities - These are generally some of the most powerful Alternate Abilities available, and are restricted to specific classes. Some are available to several classes, others are available to only members of a single specific class.
  • Leadership AAs - Introduced in the Gates of Discord expansion; Leadership AAs give the leader of a group the ability to add effects or utility to thier group. Bonuses such as extra ATK or HP and utility functions such as HoTT(Health of Target's Target) or Mark NPC can often make groups more effective. Raid leaders can also gain LAAs toward leadership effects which help entire raids.
  • Veteran Awards - Introduced only recently, these special abilities are awarded to accounts based upon the time they have been active. Accounts that are closed and later re-opened do not lose the time they have accrued, but do not accrue credit toward new Veteran Awards while they are closed/suspended. The Veteran Awards Abilities earned are fixed based upon the number of years the account has accrued. These awards are not automatically enabled, but must be "claimed" by the player within the game. A given account may claim the awards it has earned on a number of characters equal to the number of years it has accrued. If Veteran Awards are claimed for a character that is later deleted, the Awards are lost and cannot be claimed for another character in it's stead, until another year's bonus is earned.
  • Progression AAs - as yet there is only one example of this type of ability, the Curse of the Blood ability which came with the DoDH expansion, which is activated as certain quests and mob kills are completed by the player.


It's generally accepted that characters at the lower end of the level range able to earn Alternate Abilities should wait to begin doing so (the accepted maxim being: Levels > AAs > Spells > Gear). This recommendation is based on the observation that as the character gains levels allowing him to access harder content, Alternate Ability points are usually earned faster. A character hunting in the zones appropriate for a level 51 character will earn AAs slowly, while one hunting in zones appropriate to characters at higher levels (65 to 70) can earn them far faster.

While this is general observation is almost certainly true for most cases, some AAs are important for certain classes at an early level; a soloing enchanter with Run Speed 3 will almost certainly die on considerably fewer occasions when charm kiting than one that lacks this ability and thus will almost certainly progress faster due to shortened down time and lost XP. Rangers with Archery Mastery are likely to be more welcome in groups in their early 60s than those without, and thus again are likely to level faster.

The value of a particular ability will vary depending upon play-style and the gear that character has earned. A well-geared character will often find most of the statistic General Abilities worthless if they are at or near the limits on those statistics. A character mostly played on raids often uses different skills and faces different situations than a character that mostly plays in small groups or solos (hunts without any partners).

See alsoEdit



Character classes




Commands

EverQuest has a command structure which is similar to many Internet-based chat systems such as IRC and MUDs. This evolution from text-message communication to video-game is the backbone of EverQuest's strength: it relies on successful models that worked well for its predecessors.

CommandsEdit

CombatEdit

Combat commands initiate combat, select targets, etc.

/assist [target]

Simply target a player (most times your Main Assist = MA) who is engaged in combat. The /assist command will automatically target for you whoever that player is fighting at the moment. Everybody should have that hotkeyed.

/assist [on/off]

This turns off/on autoattack-on-assist. If /assist on is typed, then each time you type /assist or /assist [player], you will also begin attacking. If /assist off is typed, then each time you type /assist or /assist [player], you will not begin attacking (if you want to attack, you'll have to additionally press your auto-attack button). For raids, everyone should have their assist toggled to off.

/attack

Toggles attack mode on/off. better be careful when e.g. shopping in town.

/autofire
/consider or c

Returns information about your target including how dangerous they are likely to be in combat.

concolors, where green gives no experience, and red gives most.
  • Green (far below your level)
  • Light Blue (very little experience reward)
  • Darkblue (a challenge, but reasonable reward)
  • White/Black (even challenge (your level), and high reward)
  • Yellow (one or two levels above you; excellent experience)
  • Red (more than two levels above you; almost certainly too hard, but the best experience)
/decline

Declines offer to duel.

/discipline

was that a command from the original EQ (I think not)? or introduced later? if later, when?

/duel or /d

Either challenges a player or accept a challenge for a duel. Please note: you used to be able to lose exp when dueling, but this has since been changed.

/rtarget

Targets the character you recivied the last tell from. It has the same range limit as the /target command. If the characters isn't in range, but there is a corpse of this character near, this corpse will be targeted.

/target [name]

Targets the nearest character, mob or corpse whos name begins with the given name. This works in a limited range. Mobs whos name have spaces in it can be targeted changing spaces with underlines (Ex: "a moss snake" => a_moss_snake).

/whotarget

Shows you name, level, and class and guild tag for the targetted person. If the Person is "anonymous", the command will not return level, class and guild tag, but name only. A name can be provided to the command to display information of this character, but the character has to be in the same zone.

CommunicationEdit

Communication commands allow the player (either in or out of character) to communicate with other players.

/auction
/autojoin [channelname]

Automatically joins the channel at login. Patch June 29 toggled on autojoin for all players for the follwing channels. 1 - continent. 2 - class. 3 - General.

/channel [channelname]

Joins the specified channel.

/filter
/friend [name]

Adds (or removes) a character's name to a special text file on your hard drive. Use with /who friend all to see when your friends are online and what zone they are in.

/gsay or /g

groupsay. only members of your group can read it.

/ignore [name] 

Adds (or removes) a player to a special text file on the individual hard drive of the computer where the command was given, allowing a player to not see any type of communication from the character's name they typed after /ignore. Limited to 100 characters.

/language
/msg
/ooc

out of character. Zonewide message.

/reply
/say

Players in your vicinity can hear you.

/shout

zonewide message. usually shouting is deemed to be vulgar behaviour and /ooc or /auction should be used instead. On the Firiona Vie Server /ooc does not work though, so shouting is the only way for zonewide messages.

/tell
/ttell

Send a tell to the player you have targeted. Also works when targeting a player's corpse.

/yell or /y 

yell for help. also useful when trying to find friends in zones, as the game message is "xyz yells from e.g. behind and left"

/who

shows you name, level, and class and guild tag for everyone in the zone who is not /Anonymous or /Roleplay (For characters who are in /anon mode, /who will only return their name followed by the [Anonymous] tag. For characters who are in /Roleplay mode, /who will only return their name and guild tag).

/who [all]
/who [class]

same as /who except the list will only return names that match the class you specify after the /who command

/who [class] all 

returns a list of every player currently online (all zones on your server) who matches the class you specify after the /who command. (e.g. /who all Enchanter)

/who [level range][level range] 

same as /who except the list will only return names that match the level range you specify after the /who command. (e.g. /who 1-10)

/who [guild]

returns a list of every player in the zone from a particular guild name that you specify

/who [guild] all 

same as /who [guild] except this command returns a list for every player currently online (all zones on your server) who match the guild name you specify

/who [name]

same as /who except the list will only return names that match the name you specify after the /who command

/who [name] all

same as /who [name] except the list will return the names of every player currently online (all zones on your server) who matches the naming criteria you specify)

/guildstatus [name] or /guildstatus [target]

Shows the guild name and status (member, officer, leader) of your target or a named player in the same zone. Note that this works even if your target is [Anonymous].

DeathEdit

These are commands related to character death, corpse dragging, etc.

/consent [name]

Allow another player to drag your corpse. Originally (I believe?) allowed them to loot your corpse.

/consent group

Allows any member of the group you are currently in to drag your corpse.

/consent raid

Allows any member of the raid you are currently in to drag your corpse.

/corpse

Summons your corpse (or targeted player corpse who has given you consent) if you are within a short distance of the corpse. Very useful when your corpse is in a location where it isn't safe to loot or rez.

/corpsedrag
/corpsedrop
/hidecorpse

EmotesEdit

Emotes are non-verbal communication cues such as dancing or smiling. Some activate a pre-defined physical gesture while others simply report the action as text to nearby characters.

/emote or /em
/dance
/me
/random
/smile
/tap

GroupEdit

Group commands allow characters to join, manage or leave groups and raids.

/disband

Removes you from your current group, or removes the targeted group member if you are the group leader.

/follow 

makes you follow the person targetted (has to be a member of your "group").

/gmarknpc
/invite 

Invites a fellow player to join your group. Since the patch June 29, 2005 you can even invite players which are not in your vicinity, but in different zones.

/lfg 

Looking for "Group" places an LFG tag behind your name using the "LFG" tool (introduced with the "Legacy of Ykesha" expansion) you/others can find other groups/players which are looking for members/groups.

/makeleader [name] 

makes the named person the leader of the group. Leaders can learn Leadership points (as long as they purchased the "Gates of Discord" expansion

/marknpc
/rmarknpc
/rtarget
/split [pp.gg.ss.cc] 

example: Split 50 will share 50 "platinum" (pp) with all your groupmembers, which are in the same zone as you are.

/taskaddplayer [name]

Invites the named player to join an instanced "expedition" in one of several expansions (GoD, OoW, DoN, DoD)

/taskmakeleader
/taskplayerlist
/taskquit
/taskremoveplayer
/tasktimers

MagicEdit

Magic commands manipulate the magic system; casting spells, editing spell books, etc.

/book [#]

opens your spellbook at the specified page

/cast [#]

Casts the spell in the matching spellslot. Valid number range from 1 - 9 (Used to be only 1 - 8, but with the introduction of the "Omes of War" (IIRC) expansion players were able to earn a 9-th slot).

/memspellset [name] 

Memorizes a saved "spellset"

/savespellset [name]

saves the current "spellset" as [name]

/stopcast
/stopsong
/targetgroupbuff

SessionEdit

Session commands are used to log in or out.

/camp
/camp desktop - Camps and closes EQ
/camp server - Camps and brings you back to serverselect screen
/exit
/quit  - also /q - forces you to go linkdead

StatusEdit

Status commands query or set the status of your character and certain default actions (such as auto-inventory).

/afk [message] or /afk

"away from keyboard"–Sets a pre-defined response to any "tells" and places an "AFK" marker next to the character's name. If used with a message, players who send you a "tell" recieve your message in addition to the standard "I am AFK" message.

/anonymous - /anon

doing a /who will not list you. when doing a /whotarget, it will only show your name, but not class/race.

/autoinventory

puts the item into the first avaiable free slot. stackable items will be stacked.

/autosplit
/bodytint
/changename
/charinfo

tells you where you are "bound"

/dismount
/fastdrop
/inspect
/motd

Sets the Message of the Day for your guild (Guild officers only)

/roleplay
/sit
/stand
/toggleinspect [on-off]

with right clicking a player character you can inspect him/her. with toggleinsopect off you will not be able to right click inspect players.

/trader

introduced a few months after the "Luclin" expansion. enables you to sell items, while you are away from EQ - albeit your character ("Tradermule") has to be logged in.

/whotarget

UIEdit

UI commands affect the user interface, or bring up special-purpose UI elements (i.e. windows).

/adventure

introduced with the "Dragons of Norrath" expansion.

/barter

Introduced with "Dragons of Norrath" expansion. Enables you to search for items which other players (Buyers) want to buy.

/bazaar - /Baz

introduced a few months after the "Luclin" expansion. enables you to search for items, which other players (Traders) have set up for sale.

/bugreport
/buyer

Introduced with "Dragons of Norrath" expansion. Enables you to list certain items that you want to buy, and the price you will pay for them. (does it allow trades as well?)

/chatfontsize [1-5]

Use with a number 1-5 to set the font size for the currently active chat window.

/combatmusic
/dynamiclights
/findpc
/gems

lets you play a tetris like game. this was used a lot, when transportation was all about boats and walking, means prior to PoP and Luclin. many people were playing this when waiting for a bat (waiting time was up to 30 mins afair).

/hidecorpses
/hotbutton
/indicator
/invwinlabels
/loadskin
/map
/mp3
/reverb
/reversesound
/shadows
/showgrass [on-off]

helps saving some processing power - CPU speed wise. only takes effect after zoning.

/shownames

Controls how much information is displayed over the heads of other players.

0 Hides all names
1 Shows first names only - useful when there are many characters on your screen
2 Shows first and last names
3 Shows first, last, and guild names ? (iirc)
4 Shows titles, first, last, and guild names ?
/showspelleffects
/stoptracking
/surname

lets you pick a surname for your character, which will be added to your name tag. there is a hostbased check, if the surname violates "naming rules".

/trackfilter
/trackplayers
/tracksort
/usercolor

Misc.Edit

/beta
/betabuff
/claim
/clear
/clearmarks
/deletepetition
/deny
/doability
/dopropertinting
/dzaddplayer
/dzhelp
/dzlisttimers
/dzmakeleader
/dzplayerlist
/dzquit
/dzremoveplayer
/dzswapplayer
/feedback
/guidehelp
/help
/invite playername - invites a player (since summer 2005 even across zones)
/keys
/log
/loot

opens the loot window for a targetted corpse. Corpse does not have to be visible to loot it.

/lootnodrop
/mcicontrol
/mixahead
/mousespeed
/movelog

request your character to be moved to a different server. certain restrictions may apply (e.g. serverchoice wise). Patch 29, 2005 - SOE added a discard function. Greatly used, when SOE merged servers (March 2005 through May 2005), as the population began to dwindle.

/note
/open
/pet
/petition
/played
/raidinvite name - invite player to a raid. with patch Oct 27, 2005 invites can even be done across zones. 
/report
/safelock
/send
/setstartcity

GM's/Guides only, I guess. If you try to execute it, you get a message like "your starting city has been set already"

/shield
/system - launches an application. went live with Patch on Oct 27, 2005.
/testbuffme
/time
/url launches a web browser from the chat window. Same as /www - went live with Patch on Oct 27, 2005.
/veteranReward

introduced May 13, 2005. you are able to execute the command for as many characters as you are a customer in years. e.g. 3 years, 3 characters. In order to get more customer onto yearly priceplans, SOE had a limited offer, where you got to the next higher grade when you purchased a (99 USD) yearly plan (valid until early June 2005 only). when this special offer expired, they actually announced the increase of the monthyl fee from 12,99 to 14,99. the rewards range from:

1 year: Lesson of the Devoted: The player is surrounded by a beautiful blue/white glow as they gain double experience for half an hour every 24 hours.
2 years: Infusion of the Faithful: Usable once every 24 hours, the player enjoys maximum resistances and statistics and a faster run speed for 15 minutes while he glows brightly with power.
3 years: Chaotic Jester: Summons a Bristlebane puppet that persists for 15 minutes. Usable once every 24 hours, Bristlebane will randomly cast various spells that provide benefits or minor penalties.
4 years: Expedient Recovery: Usable once per week, all the player’s corpses are summoned to their feet and given 100% experience resurrection.
5 years: Steadfast Servant: Summons a creature that casts healing spells upon the player and others nearby. Lasts for half an hour and is usable once every 24 hours.
6 years: Staunch Recovery: Usable once every 3 days, the player is fully healed with health, mana, and endurance fully restored.
7 years: Intensity of the Resolute: Increases the power of the player’s abilities and heals substantially for 5 minutes once every 24 hours while the player is surrounded by a glow of energy.
/viewpetition
/viewport
/webupdate
/www launches a web browser from the chat window. Same as /url - went live with Patch on Oct 27, 2005.



Expansions


There have been several expansions to the original game since release. Expansions are purchased separately and add significant content to the game (for example, new races, classes, continents, quests, and equipment). Additionally, the game is updated regularly through downloadable patches. The EQ expansions to date:

1 The Ruins of KunarkMarch 2000

2 The Scars of VeliousDecember 2000

3 The Shadows of LuclinDecember 2001

4 The Planes of PowerOctober 2002

5 The Legacy of YkeshaMarch 2003

6 Lost Dungeons of NorrathSeptember 2003 50%.png

7 Gates of DiscordFebruary 2004 50%.png

8 Omens of WarSeptember 2004

9 Dragons of NorrathFebruary 2005 25%.png

10 Depths of DarkhollowSeptember 13, 2005 25%.png

11 Prohecy of RoFebruary 2006



Glossary

This is a simple glossary of terms used in this book and of the most popular slang, acronyms, and lingo used by the EverQuest community in general.

2-box (also 3-box, 4-box, etc), aka bot
(verb) The act of a single player simultaneously controlling multiple PCs, either by running multiple instances of EQ on a single computer, or by using 2 or more computers with one PC on each computer. Each PC in simultaneous use requires a separate Station account.
AA
Alternate advancement experience point. (noun) Players may earn and use AA points to obtain advanced abilities for their PCs of level 51 or higher. Certain classes of PCs can spend more than 1300 AA points on scores of performance-enhancing advanced abilities.
AE, aka AoE
Area of Effect. (adjective) AE spells are typically detrimental and affect all PCs, NPCs and MOBs within a predefined, spherical radius.
AFK
Away from keyboard. (verb) The player is not actively controlling the PC.
aggro
(verb) To break an NPC's or MOB's predefined attack radius, causing it to attack the intruding PC. (noun) The aggressive attention of an NPC or MOB, amount of agro an individual has created from a monster (either through direct offensive acts or through supporting group members through methods such as healing) decides what character in a group is attacked by the NPC or MOB.
aggro radius
(verb) Anything intruding upon an NPC's or MOB's aggro radius is attacked. The size of an aggro radius sometimes varies with faction and con, and may be spherical in certain environments. Aggro radius may also appear to be affected by an NPCs or MOBs social standing with other nearby NPCs or MOBs; but it is not. Please see 'social' for an explanation.
ally
(adjective) The most friendly of the faction messages returned when a player cons an NPC or MOB. The in-game message says, "<<target>> regards you as an ally..."
amiable
(adjective) A friendly faction message returned when a player cons an NPC or MOB. The in-game message says, "<<target>> judges you amiably..."
apprehensive
(adjective) A lightly faction aggressive message returned when a player cons an NPC or MOB. The in-game message says, "<<target>> looks your way apprehensively..."
assling
(noun), a less than polite reference to a member of the halfling race.
auto
(verb) The act of setting a PC to auto-follow the walking and running movements of another PC within the same group. Please avoid lava...
bio
(noun) Bathroom (biological) break
boxer
(noun) A player whom 2-boxes (3-boxes, 4-boxes, etc)
buff
(noun) A statistics or ability-enhancing spell which lasts for a pre-defined time (from between a minute to up to four hours depending on spells) after being cast on target. (verb) To cast an enhancing spell on another PC, or upon a PC's pet.
camp
(verb) To sit on or very close to a NPC or MOB spawn point with the intention of interacting with it every time it spawns. Camping is not specifically endorsed by the EQ EULA, and in the case of CSR arbitration, you may be ordered to share your 'camp' with someone else. Also to issue the /camp command, which logs out the current PC. (noun) The physical location to which a PC will repeatedly pull NPCs or MOBs for killing and looting.
CH
(noun) Complete heal. A cleric's spell which usually completely heals an injured PC. Complete heals take ten seconds to cast.
CH Chain
(noun) Complete heal chain. An organized group of clerics who will cast Complete Heal upon an MT, keeping him alive while he absorbs incredible damage.
consider, aka con
(verb) To check an NPC's or MOB's faction against a PC, to determine if it will attack when the PC intrudes into its aggro radius.
crowd control
(noun) Refers to the ability of certain classes to mesmerize or root aggro'd NPCs or MOBs outside of the camp, thereby preventing them from attacking PCs inside the camp.
ding
(verb) To increase a PC's experience level. (noun) The sound heard when a PC earns a new experience level.
dubious
(adjective) An aggressive faction message returned when a player cons an NPC or MOB. The in-game message says, "<<target>> glowers at you dubiously..." This is the lowest level of faction that one may have with an NPC without having it automatically attack you.
GM
(noun) Game Master. An EQ GM is a customer service postition with SOE. A GM has the ability to help a player in many ways. Unfortunately, they are seldom visible to the general population. The /petition system and the Guides act as a gatekeeper for the GMs.
GTG
(adjective) Good to go. Said to other players to let them know that you are ready to participate in group movement, or join in a coordinated attack.
Guide
(noun) An EQ Guide is a player who has volunteered his time to provide customer assistance to other players. He cannot be a guide on any server upon which he has a PC. Guides are managed by the GMs and the Server GM. A Guide can help a player in several useful ways. Unfortunately, they are seldom visible to the general population. The /petition system acts as a gatekeeper for the Guides.
indifferent, aka indiff
(adjective) A non-aggressive faction message returned when a player cons an NPC or MOB. The in-game message says, "<<target>> regards you indifferently..."
IVU
(noun), Invisibility versus Undead, a type of spell which renders the player invisible to (most) undead mobs.
KEI /C3)
(noun), acronym for Koadic's Endless Intellect, a long lasting mana regeneration buff, much in demand amongst the spell casting classes.
kindly
(adjective) A friendly faction message returned when a player cons an NPC or MOB. The in-game message says, "<<target>> kindly considers you..."
KoS, aka Kill on Sight.
(adjective) If an NPC or MOB is KoS it will typically attack a PC as soon as the PC breaks its aggro radius.
Looter
(noun) A PC designated to loot the rare and valuable tradeable drops off of every NPC and MOB killed by a group or raid.
MA
(noun) Main Assist. A PC that will serve as an assist proxy for a group or a raid. Players should target the MA and issue the command /assist to lock onto the MA's target.
MOB
(noun) from the Latin Mobile Vulgus, defined as the lower classes of a community; the populace, or the lowest part of it. IE, a common monster. Sometimes attributed to the old multi-user dungeon term 'mobile object.' Sometimes used interchangeably with NPC.
MT
(noun) Main Tank. A PC with very high health points, armor class and defensive statistics whom will stand in harm's way during an attack, with the objective of holding the NPC's or MOB's aggro so that the other, typically much less stout, PCs may contribute damage without fear of gaining aggro. More often than not, the MA and MT roles are assigned to the same PC.
MT
(noun) Mis-Tell. A tell or other message sent to the wrong person or chat channel. (verb) The act of sending a message to the wrong person or chat channel, often with comical or embarrassing consequences.
nerf
(verb) and (noun) To nerf (vb) is to reduce or limit in some way the action of players, rewards, etc and is the consequence of a change effected on the game by developers, usually introduced within a patch. A nerf (noun) is the resulting consequence, e.g. "the charm nerf".
Ninja Looter
(noun) A player who strives to be the first to loot a corpse. In a non-raid group, a ninja looter may be able to grab rare items without allowing the group to decide who should receive the reward. The raid tool introduced with the Planes of Power expansion has a 'looters table' which effectively prevents ninja looters from grabbing the very valuable items off of raid-level NPCs and MOBs.
NPC
(noun) Non-Player Character. A server or (rarely) GM-driven PC of significance to a quest or an objective. Sometimes used interchangeably with MOB.
ping
(verb) the AA equivalent of the ding, i.e. to acquire a new AA point.
ping
(noun) the amount of server latency a player may be experiencing, typically mentioned when discussing lag.
PC
(noun) Player character. An in-game avatar controlled by a player. Each player may have multiple characters per Station account, but only 1 character may be played at a time, per account.
Player
(noun) The person owning one or more Station accounts with one or more PCs on each Station account.
pull
(verb) To run out and find NPCs or MOBs, then use a variety of tactics to cause them to follow the puller back to camp.
Puller
(noun) A PC who runs out and finds NPCs or MOBs, then uses a variety of tactics to cause them to follow him back to camp.
scowling
(adjective) The most aggressive of the messages returned when a player cons an NPC or MOB. The in-game message says, "<<target>> scowls at you..." Scowling NPCs and MOBs are KoS.
Server GM
(noun) Server Game Master. An EQ Server GM is a senior customer service postition with SOE. The Server GM oversees a server's GMs and Guides. He has the ability to help a player in extraordinary ways, trigger special events, and host player-to-player contests at whim. Unfortunately, the Server GMs are seldom visible to the general population. The /petition system, Guides and GMs act as gatekeepers for the Server GM.
social
(adjective) Refers to whether an NPC or MOB responds to player interaction with nearby NPCs and MOBs. A social MOB may join a nearby friend in defending against a PC's attack.
Sony Online Entertainment, aka SOE
(noun) The owners and providers of the EQ experience.
SOW
(noun), acronym for Spirit of Wolf, a run-speed enhancing buff cast by druids, shamen and rangers. Also available as a potion, Distillate of Wolf.
Station account
(noun) The Sony Station is the name of SOE's MMOG website. Each EQ player has a Station account for access to the website; game subscriptions are tied to the Station accounts.
threatening
(adjective) An aggressive faction message returned when a player cons an NPC or MOB. The in-game message says, "<<target>> glares at you threateningly..." Threatening NPCs and MOBs are KoS.
train
(noun/verb) Noun usage usually refers to a group of 1 or more NPC's or MOBs that are aggressive to a player. Usually a player is running away from a 'train' because they cannot handle the size of the battle. (Ex. "the train is heading toward zone[line]"). Verb usage means to take that 'train' of NPC's or MOBs to another location, intentionally or unintentionally, and often to the detriment of other players (Ex. "he trained me five times tonight").
trumpet
(verb) To earn an AA point. Called a ping on some servers, or a plink on others. Also to sucessfully complete a step in a quest, or to complete an entire quest. (noun) The sound heard when a PC earns an AA point, or successfully completes a step in a quest, or completes an entire quest.
warmly
(adjective) A very friendly faction message returned when a player cons an NPC or MOB. The in-game message says, "<<target>> looks upon you warmly..."
zone
(noun/verb) Noun usage refers to either the zone (environment) one is in or refers to one of the zone line exits that load you into another zone. (Ex. "Train heading to zone") Verb usage means to exit the zone via the zone line. (Ex: "I'm glitching, let me zone and come back")

See alsoEdit



Hotzones

HotzonesEdit

note, the levels below are only suggestions. but any level can hunt there and will get double exp. i.e even a lvl 15 will get double exp in Najena.

Hot zones! Take effect February 21st, 2006

  • Level 20: Najena
  • Level 25: Iceclad Ocean
  • Level 30: Rathe Mountains
  • Level 35: Frontier Mountains
  • Level 40: Gulf of Gunthak
  • Level 45: Velketor's Labrynth
  • Level 50: Fungus Grove
  • Level 55: Old Sebilis
  • Level 60: Cazic Thule


ZEMsEdit

zone experience modifiers (info possibly outdated...)

both not complete. anyone?

Ding messagesEdit

(ingame email/popup from SOE directing you to them zones)

  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11 Blackburrow
  • 12 Najena
  • 13 South Ro
  • 14 Paludal Caverns
  • 15 Highpass Hold
  • 16 Beholder's Maze
  • 17 LDoN's
  • 18 Lake of Ill Omen
  • 19 South Karana
  • 20 The Warrens
  • 21 Stonebrunt Mountains
  • 22 Highkeep
  • 23 Permafrost
  • 24 Solusek's Eye
  • 25 Netherbian Lair
  • 26 Frontier Mountains
  • 27 Echo Caverns
  • 28 Dawnshroud Peaks
  • 29 Iceclad Ocean
  • 30 Echo Caverns
  • 31 Grimling Forest
  • 32 Dreadlands
  • 33 Crypt of Dalnir
  • 34 Scarlet Desert
  • 35 Scarlet Desert
  • 36 Emerald Jungle
  • 37 Trakanon's Teeth
  • 38 Kaesora
  • 39 Mons Letalis
  • 40 Tower of Frozen Shadow
  • 41 Dulak Harbor
  • 42 Tenebrous Mountains
  • 43 The Great Divide
  • 44 The Ruins of Old Guk
  • 45 The Hole
  • 46 Solusek's Eye
  • 47 Acrylia Caverns
  • 48 Cobalt Scar
  • 49 Wakening Lands
  • 50
  • 51 No zone mentioned, but infos about AA's
  • 52 Crypt of Nadox
  • 53 Griegs End
  • 54 Maidens Eye
  • 55
  • 56 Hate's Fury
  • 57 The Deep
  • 58 Umbral Plains
  • 59
  • 60
  • 61
  • 62
  • 63
  • 64
  • 65
  • 66
  • 67 Noble's Causeway
  • 68 Wall of Slaughter
  • 69 Muramite Proving Grounds
  • 70 Riftseeker's Sanctum

Old hot zonesEdit

from Spring 2005 through Feb. 21, 2006

The Warrens 5-25

Netherbian Lair 15-30

Echo Caverns 20-40

The Scarlet Desert 30-45

The Tower of Frozen Shadow 30-45

The Hole 40-60

The Grey 40-50

Howling Stones 45-60

The Halls of Betrayal (Chardok B) 45-60?



Races




Servers

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5 - Mac Server "Al'Kabor": Only has the expansions up to PoP

6 - proposed progression server - ext. link: http://progression.inquisition-eq.com/index.php



Spells


This page deals with the questing and creating of spells (for casters and hybrids) and tomes/discs (melee classes and hybrids). Please refrain from listing common spells, as we are not able to replace Lucy really....


Spells

Spells can be labeled as many things depending on their use, present form, or availiblity. All spells start as an item (in the form of a scroll)that has to be bought, looted, or merely given to a character that is of sufficent class and level to use it.

There is a large market within Everquest that deals with finding and selling uncommon spells to those spellcasters that still need them.

But after a spellcaster, either arcane or divine, gets one of these needed scrolls, it can be 'learned' which changes it from an item into a tool, used by the caster in exchange for various amounts of their Mana.


Tomes/Discs

Tomes are the melee/hybrids "spells". they range from damage multipliers/mitigators to resist improving and lots more.



click on the classes listed below to get (or add/amend) a list of UNCOMMON spells/tomes/discs



Strategies


SoloingEdit

GroupingEdit

RaidingEdit



Zones

EverQuest, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game, is set in the fantasy world of Norrath which is divided into more than 400 zones. Zones are playable areas of the EverQuest universe that can be accessed by players. They are connected to other zones by "zone lines"; crossing over to another zone is called "zoning". Zoning can take anywhere from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the player's computer. Zones are, in essence, the smallest unit of seamless playable area in the game, and are stored on the player's hard drive. An area such as a city might be comprised of two or three smaller zones (a la Freeport), while a large zone might contain an entire small city and a vast forest (a la Greater Faydark). Zones represent a wide variety of geographical features that can be found in EverQuest, including plains, oceans, cities, deserts, and alternate planes of existence.

With the many expansions for EverQuest released over the years, there is a noticeable difference in the appearance of older zones and newer zones. Newer zones tend to have more advanced graphics and some advanced features such as interactive objects or scripted events with non-player characters. One feature introduced in Lost Dungeons of Norrath is "instanced zones" where a group of players can have an "instance" of the zone all to themselves, and a large number of instances can exist simultaneously.

Zone DescriptionsEdit

Because EverQuest is constantly being updated by downloadable patches and has currently seen fourteen expansions, categorizations of zones cannot be done unambiguously. Some of the newer expansions added new zones to previously existing continents while creating new continents and alternate planes of existence. Some zones have been added through free downloadable patches in between the release of expansions, and a few zones have been removed after the release of expansions.

Many zones fall into generic categories. For instance, virtually every starting city has at least one local "newbie zone" (levels 1-5), a local teens zone (5-15 or so), and a local newbie dungeon (5-20 dungeon).

The Old WorldEdit

'The Old World' is a term used to describe the three original continents of EverQuest from March, 1999; Antonica, Faydwer and Odus. Additional zones have been added to these continents as part of various expansions.

AntonicaEdit

Befallen (10-25)
Befallen is a local newbie dungeon for Freeport. It is reached through the Commonlands zone. It is a crypt filled with undead beings. A series of keys can be looted allowing access to deeper areas of the dungeon.
Beholders Maze (also known as Gorge of King Xorbb) (10-30)
This is a teens zone for Rivervale. This zone joins East Karana with Runnyeye. The mobs in the zone are primarily minotaurs, evil eyes and creatures called 'muddites'. It was once a popular route for evil races who wished to avoid running through Highpass Hold. Now it is mostly obsolete, used mainly by potters killing muddites for parts.
Blackburrow (5-15)
Black Burrow is the home of the gnolls, who harass Qeynos humans and Halas barbarians, and is the local newbie dungeon for young adventurers from these two cities. The route from Qeynos to Halas runs through the upper level.
Cazic Thule (50-60)
A dungeon in the Feerrott. A temple to the god Cazic Thule, inhabited by Lizardmen and various other jungle and swamp denizens. Cazic Thule was originally designed for players in their late 20s through their 50s, but was later revamped into a zone for players level 55+. There is still a scaled back version of this zone on the Progressive Servers opened June 28th 2006.
The Commonlands (1-20)
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The Tunnel connecting East Commonlands to North Ro (2001). This area was re-designed when the Commonlands were merged.
Formerly two zones (East Commonlands and West Commonlands), the Commonlands were merged into a single zone with a patch in Dec. 2006 after The Serpent's Spine expansion. The Commonlands is a local teens zone for Freeport and Neriak. Adjacent to Freeport, Neriak, North Ro, Befallen, and Kithicor Forest.
East Commonlands (1-20)
See Commonlands
Eastern Karana (15-40)
The eastern quarter of the Plains of Karana. Inhabited by griffins, evil eyes, giants, gnolls, bandits, and a variety of animals. Adjacent to Highpass Hold, Beholders Maze and Northern Karana.
Eruds Crossing (1-60)
Erud's Crossing is the sea between the continents of Odus and Antonica, and offers a way to travel from the city of Erudin to the city of Qeynos. The boat used to pass alongside a volcanic island in the middle of the sea that is the home of some Kerrans (a translocator NPC now helps players to travel from Erudin or Qeynos to the island or back to either city from the island, on some if not all servers). Will-O-Wisps wander on an island; and nearby, a sunken boat is filled with zombies and surrounded by sharks. Adjacent to Qeynos and Erudin
Everfrost Peaks (1-30)
An Arctic zone with two types of terrain: icy canyons surrounded by mountains, and a tundra area. Everfrost has one of the highest range of mobs mob levels of any zone, ranging from from a newbie area to ice giants. Adjacent to Halas, Blackburrow and the dungeon Permafrost.
Feerrott (1-40)
The Feerott is the newbie zone for Ogguk. A swamp-themed zone with lizard men, snakes and spiders. It is also the site of the dungeon zone Cazic-Thule. Adjacent to Rathe Mountains, Innothule Swamp and the Ogre city of Ogguk.
The zones of Freeport (Originally Freeport East, Freeport North and Freeport West. Now also includes Freeport Sewers (10-70))
This is a human city, a starting city for humans of all classes. Freeport is located at the eastern edge of the Antonica continent and it's port used to offer a connection by ship to travel to the Faydwer continent across the Ocean of Tears. Now a translocator NPC teleports travelers to the island in the Ocean of Tears and then on to the Faydwer continent on most if not all servers. The guards in East Freeport and West Freeport are a corrupt group called the Freeport Militia. Their sworn enemies, the Knights of Truth, are the guards in North Freeport. There is a system of underground tunnels enabling travel through the city by those unfriendly to the guards. Freeport was completely revamped when Prophecy of Ro was released. North Freeport's features were combined into West Freeport, and a new zone was dedicated to the underground tunnels. Groups of patrolling guards were added as well.
Grobb (for a time known as Gukta, Outpost of Marr)
Grobb is the starting city for Troll characters. When the Legacy of Ykesha expansion was released, the frogloks invaded the troll city of Grobb. ejected its former inhabitants, and renamed the area Gukta, Outpost of Marr. The zone served as the starting city for Froglock characters. Before the Depths of Darkhollow expansion release, the trolls retook the city with the help of their dark elf and ogre allies. The frogloks now live in a tent city within the Rathe Mountains
Halas (1-60)
The city of the Barbarians, lies in a cavern valley across a lake.
Highpass Hold (15-25)
Highpass Hold is a mountain pass zone. Orcs and gnolls swarm at the zone entrances. The zone connects to Kithkor Forest, Eastern Karanas and High Keep.
High Keep (1-60)
The Keep is a castle that functions like a city and a dungeon. Prior to expansion, certain spells could only be purchased from High Keep vendors. The basement is frequently overrun with goblins.
Innothule Swamp (1-30)
Innothule Swamp serves as the newbie zone for Grobb. Kobolds, alligators and froglocks can be found here. Adjacent to Grobb, The Feerott, Southern Ro and the dungeon zone Guk.
Jaggedpine Forest (40-60)
Jaggedpine Forest was once the tranquil sanctuary of people devoted to the god Karana, and nobody ventured into or out of its borders. Lately, however, Jaggedpine gnolls have begun infringing into the areas north of Qeynos.
Kithicor Forest (35-60)
Kithicor Forest is probably what is left from the old Elddar Forest together with Nektulos Forest. It is connected to the West Commonlands, Rivervale and Highpass Hold making it an important traveling zone for adventurers traveling by road from the east coast of Antonica to the middle of the continent. By day it is safe for travel, although some bixies and orcs can be dangerous to lower level characters. Presumably, the original intention was to provide a newbie zone for young Halflings from Rivervale; however, the generally poor hunting conditions (forest fog, limited visibility, etc) prevented the zone from ever being used as such. When the Plane of Hate (home of Innoruuk) opened with the Battle of Bloody Kithicor, the undead came to the Kithicor Forest and continue to roam it by night. The forest is inhabited by zombies and ghouls every night, making it a dangerous and edgy place for the traveller, most of whom are wise enough to wait until morning before making the crossing.
Lake Rathetear (15-35)
Lake Rathetear is a large lake, almost a small sea, that sits nestled in the distant wilds of Antonica. Many individuals who like to get away from the main population centers come to here and the Rathe Mountains because of their relative seclusion, and the lake and its surroundings are home to many who have carved out their niche. Aviaks, spellcasters, goblins, ogres, bandits, barbarians, Gypsies, gnolls, and the occasional hermit all reside in this area.
Lavastorm Mountains (10-30)
Revamped in early 2005, Lavastorm is a scorched lay of volcanic mountains and lakes of magma. It connects to Nektulos Forest, Solusek's Eye (Sol A), Nagafen's Lair (Sol B), the Temple of Solusek Ro, Najena and the Broodlands.
Lower Guk (35-50)
Lower Guk is only accessible through Upper Guk. The zone itself is split in two areas, Dead side, on account of the number of undead frogloks (led by the Ghoul Lord), and Live side, home of minotaurs and froglok nobles lead by the Froglok King. This vast network of dark tunnels is the ruins of the ancient Froglok city of Guk. In the original game (before any expansions were released), it was one of the two top zones in the game (with Nagafen's Lair). It was never safe to adventure alone in it and only groups of level 40 or higher can penetrate its depths. The undead frogloks are socially organized as they have a king, a preacher and a savant.
Misty Thicket (1-10)
Misty Thicket is a newbie and teen zone for Halflings from Rivervale. The Wall, a safety barrier that divides the zone between the newbie creatures and the teen creatures, is a source of pride and fanatical devotion within Rivervale.
Nagafen's Lair (Solusek B) (40-60)
Nagafen, or formally, Lord Nagafen, is a fiery dragon from the early days of EverQuest whose lair is in the dungeon of Solusek B. Nagafen has a legion of underlings including fire giants, kobolds, bats, and spiders. Nagafen is a fire dragon and uses a mixture of his voracious claws and fire to defeat his foes. As the game has progressed, the players became more powerful than Nagafen. Today a sufficiently skilled and equipped high-level player could kill Nagafen solo, but he is now protected by enchantments that expel such players (above level 52) from his den.
Najena (15-30)
A low-mid level dungeon full of undead, elementals and ogres. The dungeon was created by the dark elf sorceress Najena. The ever popular Journeyman's Boots originally dropped here as a regular loot item.
Nedaria's Landing (25-35)
This coastal area is located off of Jaggedpine Glades. It consists of forest with rivers and waterfalls and lots of roaming animals and griffawns. There is a huge cliff through the middle of the zone that can prove perilous to the unwary. At the shoreline in the northeast corner is a wayfarer's camp which allows transport to Taelosia by way of the Abysmal Sea.
Nektulos Forest (1-30)
Nektulos Forest is the newbie zone for the Dark Elf city of Neriak. A revamped Nektulos was released along with the Depths of Darkhollow expansion. A second revamp was released with the Prophecy of Ro expansion. It is guarded by patrols from Neriak and borders Neriak's foreign quarter, Lavastorm Mountains, the East Commonlands and Corathus Creep.
Neriak 3rd Gate
Neriak Commons
Neriak Foreign Quarter
Neriak, home of the Dark Elf race.
Northern Desert of Ro (1-30)
Revamped when Prophecy of Ro was released, the North Ro desert provides newbie to teen level hunting for Freeport characters.
Northern Karana (10-40)
The northern quarter of the Plains of Karana. Adjacent to West Karana, East Karana, and South Karana. Features a large wizard spire which, upon the release of the Shadows of Luclin expansion, was one of the few locations that would enable a player to teleport to the zone of The Nexus in order to explore the moon of Norrath. Before the days of the Planes of Power expansion, Northern Karana was a major destintation point for adventurers.
Oasis of Marr (10-40)
See Southern Desert of Ro
Ocean of Tears (10-30)
A vast ocean between Antonica and Faydwer, home of several small islands. With the recent removal of the boats, few players travel through Ocean of Tears any longer. Trivia: The entire zone is backwards in the east-to-west direction; the continent of Antonica is west of Faydwar, but the Antonica-to-Faydwar boat travels westward, and vice versa.
Oggok
The city of the Ogres, north of the Feerott. Contains an unused tunnel on its north side, presumably intended as a zone line but never implemented.
Permafrost (15-60)
A network of frozen tunnels and caverns, home to Lady Vox, the ice dragon and one of the two most dangerous dragons from the original game.
Qeynos Aqueducts (1-50)
An underground maze of sewer tunnels, a newbie to teen zone for evil Qeynos characters. Also home to the evil factions in Qeynos.
Qeynos Hills (1-30)
The local newbie/teen zone for Qeynos and Surefall Glade. Home to many forest-dwelling creatures, including snakes, bears, wolves, bats, and beetles. Adjacent to Blackburrow and Western Karana.
Qeynos North
Qeynos South
Qeynos is a human city on the west coast of Antonica. Interestingly, Qeynos is an anagram of SonyEQ.
Rathe Mountains (10-45)
Rathe Mountains is home to many giants and giantkin, including Hill Giants, Cyclopes and giant skeletons. After the War preceding the Depths of Darkhollow expansion's release, the Frogloks moved from Grobb and now live in a tent city in the Western portion of this zone.
Rivervale
Rivervale is home to the race of halflings. As a consequence of the buildings being constructed for characters of shorter stature, players of races less vertically challenged may experience some difficulties entering or exiting some of the buildings and facilities of the city. It adjoins the zones of Misty Thicket and Kithicor Forest.
Runnyeye (10-40)
The local newbie dungeon for Halflings. It has been revamped once since inception.
Solusek's Eye (Solusek A) (25-45)
A mid-level volcanic dungeon for characters who have graduated from the surrounding Lavastorm.
Southern Desert of Ro (5-40)
A newbie/teen zone for characters emerging from Innothule Swamp. When Prophecy of Ro was released, this zone was revamped and combined with Oasis of Marr. The Oasis was the original next step for teen characters who graduated from their newbie hunting in North/South Ro. Oasis contains a couple of notable landmarks: the Orc Highway (a stretch of desert with a near constant parade of orcs for late teen characters), and the specter tower (with the mysterious inscription on its summit). For the Kunark expansion, the docks in Oasis found use in shuttling evil characters to the evil outpost in The Overthere by way of Timorous Deep. For the Lost Dungeons expansion, Oasis received an entrance to an instanced dungeon. For the Prophecy of Ro expansion, Oasis was merged into the revamped South Ro.
Southern Karana (15-35)
A relatively flat and wide open zone with a large variety of animal life. Perhaps its most recognizable and populated section is a village of Aviaks.
Splitpaw Lair (Infected Paw)
Possibly the only zone to have been entirely revamped not once, but twice. Originally a newbie dungeon equivalent to Black Burrow, it was rarely used due to the lack of nearby cities and bind spots, a particular hindrance to early characters who typically die frequently. A bind area was later added to North Karana and the zone revamped to a mid-high dungeon, but it continued to be unused. Again the dungeon was revamped to a ultrahigh level dungeon, but the poor risk/reward ratio means that Splitpaw continues to carry the stigma of a zone that simply can't find an audience.
Surefall Glade
Surefall Glade is the home of Human and some Half-Elf Rangers and Druids. The Glade houses a portal to Jaggedpine and borders on Qeynos Hills.
Temple of Solusek Ro
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The Temple of Solusek Ro (2001)
The Temple of Solusek Ro was made available as a free download on October 13, 1999. The residents of this zone offer many quests, and everyone can safely enter the temple from Lavastorm Mountains. It is not usually used as a combat zone, although players may have to fight there to acquire some powerful items. The most important quests made available in the zone are the class-specific armors. These were introduced to replace the Rubicite Armor which was removed from the game when this zone was implemented. Nowadays, with new expansions, these items are comparatively a lot less powerful.
The Arena
The Arena is a huge circular stone building with no roof. The only entrance and exit is a small tunnel that leads to Lake Rathetear. Upon entering the zone, the traveler would then move into a huge cirular area between the outer rock wall and the arena itself. The only entrance into the Arena proper is on the opposite side of the building, to make sure players do not stumble into the actual fighting ground by accident. Moving into the entrance one sees huge stands, and in the center of the grounds is a huge square platform, where actual combat takes place. The Arena used to be the main site for many events in the game, including online weddings, guild wars, and events organized by game masters. However, due in part to the inclusion of a PVP area in the Bazaar and the relative difficulty of reaching the Arena, it became mostly abandoned. As of the time of the release of the Dungeons of Norrath expansion, the Bazaar was revamped, removing the PVP area within, and a Plane of Knowledge portal was added to the Arena, making it semi-popular again. The Arena itself was updated as part of the release of Prophecy of Ro expansion pack.
The Caverns of Exile (Solusek C) (50-65)
Originally one of several "pocket zones" (zones which were appended to existing dungeons on a temporary, but as yet continuing, basis).
Upper Guk (5-30)
Originally the local newbie dungeon for Grobb when it was inhabited by trolls, who did not coexist peacefully with the frogloks of Guk. With the Guktans relocated into the Rathe Mountains the frogloks of Guk again face their ancient Troll foes.
West Commonlands (10-40)
See Commonlands.
Western Karana (5-40)
A vast expanse of territory ranging from farmland to steep hills, Western Karana is the largest of the Karana zones. A barbarian fishing village can be found near the shoreline, and an ogre encampment is tucked away in the midst of the large mountain range. A werewolf also inhabits the zone during nighttime hours.

FaydwerEdit

Ak'Anon
Ak'Anon is the underground city of the Gnomes, led by their Mechanical King, King Ak'Anon, that contains a large underground lake, dark catacombs and a zoo full of animals. The zone houses different factions of both good, evil and neutral gnomes. The zone connects to Steamfont.
Butcherblock Mountains (1-50)
Butcherblock is a large newbie/teen zone for the dwarves of Kaladim, and higher level characters hunt the Dwarven Guards. It contains the docks which in the early game allowed transport by ship through through the Ocean of Tears to Freeport, and later to Kunark. Now the docks contain gnome translocators who translocate players to destinations in the Ocean of Tears and the Timorous Deep. The Chessboard area of the zone spawns undead skeletons. The zone contains a Druid Stone Ring and connects to Ocean of Tears, Kaladim, Lesser Faydark.
Crushbone (5-25)
The local newbie dungeon for the various races of elves from Greater Faydark. The boss mobs are Emperor Crush and Ambassador Dvinn. Killing the mob called the Orc Trainer provides the loot Shiny Brass Shield, one of the first magical items that a new character can obtain without 'twinking'. The zone only connects to Greater Faydark.
Dagnor's Cauldron (15-25)
A zone with bleak and jagged landscape surrounding large donut-shaped lake with a rocky spire in the center, Dagnor's Cauldron is a teen zone for the various races on Faydwer. An aquatic dragon patrols the southern waters, where the entrance to Kedge Keep is found. The Estate of Unrest is located south of the Cauldron.
Felwithe
Felwithe is the city of the High Elves.
Greater Faydark (1-10)
Greater Faydark is the forested zone that contains the tree-top Wood Elf city of Kelethin. This is the only starting city that is not a separate zone, allowing newbies to hunt low level the orcs, bats, rats, spiders and skeletons without zoning back to a city. Until the Luclin expansion was released, GFay was the gathering point for players to trade and sell items. Greater Fay is the location of Wizard Spires and is adjacent to Lesser Faydark, Felwithe, Crushbone, and Butcherblock Mountains.
Kaladim North and Kaladim South
Kaladim is the city of the Dwarves.
Kedge Keep (35-50)
Kedge Keep is located off of Dagnor's Cauldron and its entrance is under water. It is wholly an underwater dungeon.
Lesser Faydark (5-40)
Lesser Faydark is a forested zone where pixies, brownies, fay drakes, scattered orc outposts and a few dark-elfs live. Connects Castle Mistmoore, Steamfont, and Greater Faydark.
Mistmoore Castle (20-45)
The castle of the vampire Mayong Mistmoore. At one point the castle was revamped into a zone for characters of level 65+, although it was subsequently rolled back at the time of the Depths of Darkhollow expansion's release.
Steamfont (1-20)
Steamfont, a series of mountain ranges near Ak'Anon, is the newbie/teen zone for the gnomes. The windmills are a common meeting place for low level adventurers. The zone features the gnome's main enemy Meldrath, who is an evil gnome necromacer who controls the local Minotaurs. Steamfont connects to Ak'anon, Dagnor's Cauldron and Lesser Faydark.
Unrest (25-40)
The Estate of Unrest is a haunted mansion and grounds that connects to Dagnor's Cauldron. Originally a zone for characters in the teens and twenties, Unrest is now an instanced quest zone of variable level.

OdusEdit

Erudin
Erudin is the city of the Erudites.
Erudin Palace
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A sign welcomes players to Erudin. Players can buy spells from its library (background).
The city is mainly known for its palace, which is also home of some of the most powerful magicians of Norrath, and location of the city bank. There is also a library from which many can purchase spells of great power, some of which cannot be obtained elsewhere. No direct paths exist between docks, the palace and the main city, instead they are connected by magical gems that teleport the visitor from one place to the other. The zone being a city, there are few things to fight, although one can find sharks at the docks or try to battle the Erudin guards. The boat leads to Erud's Crossing while the south exit leads to the mysterious Toxxulia Forest.
Kerra Island (10-30)
Kerra Island is located near the mainland of the Odus continent (one can swim to it easily). It can be accessed from the west coast of Toxxulia Forest, then entered by way of an underground path to enter the zone itself. The island is a shelter for the Kerran race after they were chased from the mainland by the Erudites. The Kerran queen and her court are heavily guarded but the city is peaceful to newcomers. Most players have never visited the island, and know little about Kerrans. This is probably because the island is well hidden (it can't be seen from the coast) and conveniently accessible only to Erudites, who usually leave Odus to go to Qeynos to continue their adventures.
Paineel (1-60)
Paineel is the city of the Heretics, a breakaway faction of Erudites who practice necromantic magic. The zone's main feature is a large "hole", created from a magical war between the good and evil Erudin Factions.
Ruins of Old Paineel (The Hole) (40-60)
The entrance to this zone is behind a rock located in a pool of water in the Paineel zone, which requires a key or a lockpicker to open. Daring adventurers can use invincibility tricks to jump into the abyss in Paineel and safely land deep in The Hole. This underground zone contains golems, gargoyles, undead spirits of paineel, and rat-men. Good soloing grounds for paladins. This zone also holds many items and target creatures for the Epic 1.0 quest progression. This zone is also known for its ZEM (zone experience modifier) which gives disproportionately more experience per kill than similar level zones in EverQuest.
Stonebrunt Mountains (20-45)
Located on the small continent of Odus, the Stonebrunt Mountains are rich with vegetation and distinctive hills that give way to the towering Mount Klaw; the largest mountain in Odus and home to the Kerran village of Kejeka. The zone of Stonebrunt is designed to be a mid-level, outdoor zone similar in scope and scale to the Lake of Ill Omen on Kunark, which has proven to be a very popular zone in EverQuest.
Toxxulia Forest (1-20)
The forest is usually the logical place for new Erudites' first adventures. The darkness makes it hard to start a career and Kobolds will attack Erudites on sight. From the west coast it is possible to swim to the Kerra Island. In a downloadable patch, a new city was added to the end of the Forest: Paineel which also leads to The Hole and the Warrens. The druid and wizard teleporters to access the Odus continent are located in the middle of the forest.
Warrens (5-20)
The local newbie dungeon for Paineel, the Warrens is a vast underground tunnel system occupied by a race of kobolds. The most notable aspect of the Warrens is that it was a preliminary test of the Trivial Loot Code on live servers.

Lands on Norrath created by expansionsEdit

KunarkEdit

The continent of Kunark was introduced in The Ruins of Kunark expansion in March 2000. The Kunark expansion was ordered from an online Verant store and then shipped directly to players, many of which did not receive their box until several days past the opening date. Due to the inability of Verant to handle this volume, later expansions employed different forms of distribution.

Burning Woods (35-55)
Burning Woods got its name because of a huge meteor that struck the middle of the zone. The surrounding forest was decimated, and all that remains are burning treestumps. Over the meteor crater, Giants built a fort, which was a very popular place to hunt in its day. Wurms, Giants, undead and Sarnaks inhabit this land.
Cabilis East and Cabilis West
Cabilis is the starting city for Iksar players.
Charasis (Howling Stones) (45-60)
Locked Kunark dungeon (requires a key obtained via a quest involving two mobs around level 40), filled mainly with various undead and golems. One quirk of Charasis is the multiple keys necessary to progress in the dungeon (unless you have a rogue friend that can pick the doors): there are 4 wings (north, south, east, west). The north and east wings are the only ones that can be opened without a key, but the East wing's stairs are trapped. To progress in charasis, one has to get west wing's key from the north wing's boss, then south wing's key from the west wing's boss, and from south wing take a secret passage to East Wing where Drusella Sathir (the zone's boss, involved in many Kunark quests including the Veeshan's Peak key and the Iksar Shadow Knight's epic) resides. On top of two wings being locked, every wing's boss (but Drusella) is behind an additional locked door which requires a key found somewhere on the floor of the zone. Charasis' wings keys are all NO RENT, meaning that they're non-permanent items. In 2004, a permanent Master Key (the Hand of Glory, able to open every door of Charasis) was added, allowing non-rogue players to bypass the regular progression through the dungeon. Creating this key requires 5 items (one being a container) found in the various wings of Charasis.
Chardok (45-60)
Dungeon home of the Sarnak race, and to characters proving their loyalty to the Sarnaks.
Chardok, Halls of Betrayal (Chardok B) (45-60)
Originally one of several "pocket zones" (zones which were appended to existing dungeons on a temporary, but as yet continuing, basis), Chardok B is populated by many undead sarnaks as well as living Sarnaks loyal to Korocust, the hardest monster in the zone. The zone follows the theme of a haunted mine. This zone was also popular for its ZEM (zone experience modifier).
City of Mist (35-55)
The City of Mist is a beautiful zone that features a number of higher level quests. A group is necessary to adventure in this zone, as many of the creatures (mobs) will assist each other if they are under attack.
Crypt of Dalnir (30-45)
The Crypt of Dalnir is the hidden burial tomb of Dalnir, the ancient Haggle Baron of the City of Cabilis. Recently, however, the Kly have taken over the tomb and expanded it for their own, currently unknown, purposes. The poor creatures who have fallen under their sway protect the upper floors while they continue their experiments in the tunnels below.
Dreadlands (35-50)
The Dreadlands is an open stretch of grassland, badlands and tundra linking the Firiona Vie outpost with much of the rest of the continent. Twin spires serve as the teleportation foci for wizards and druids, but are now nearly obsolete. Karnor's Castle is in the middle of the zone.
Emerald Jungle (30-50)
A dense forest which borders the Field of Bone and Trakanon's Teeth. Home to the green dragon Severilous. The City of Mist is also located inside this zone.
Field of Bone (1-20)
The Field of Bone is a starting zone for Iksars. One can take a character from level 1 to 15 very easily.
Firiona Vie (20-35)
Firiona Vie (FV) is a zone bordering the Dreadlands, Lake of Ill Omen and the Swamp of No Hope. The city of Firiona Vie was once a High Elven outpost, and the destination of the Elven boats from Timorous Deep. Following the war with the drolvargs, however, the elves fled to the east side of the zone. The zone itself is in fact much larger than the outpost which occupies only a small fraction of its area.
Frontier Mountains (25-40)
The Frontier Mountains are the highest and roughest set of mountains located on the continent. These harsh mountains cut across the western half of the continent, and are inhabited by a variety of powerful, large creatures, for whom the peaks are mere hills. Many of these creatures operate vast mining operations in the mountains for the minerals that lie beneath them.
Kaesora (30-45)
The ruins of an old underground city led by a Sarnak named Xalgoz who holds loot required to build the key to Charasis. Deep within this zone is a ruined library now guarded by ghosts, spirits and feasters.
Karnor's Castle (40-60)
The home of Venril Sathir, a boss mob which features prominently in a number of epic encounters, as well as many undead creatures. Karnor's is famous for having a large number of trains that continually disrupt adventuring in the area. Expect to hear shouts of "Train Left!" or "Train Right!" and be ready to move. (A train, in EQ terms, is large group of monsters, from 3 or 4 to as many as 20 or more, chasing a player who is trying to ";zone", or leave the area.)
Kurn's Tower (10-25)
A multi-storied ziggurat within the Field of Bone, brimming with skeletal undead.
Lake of Ill Omen (1-40)
The Lake of Ill Omen is the ancient site of the city of Veksar, which was cursed ages ago and has since sunk beneath the waters, giving the local area its name. The reptilian sarnak have moved into the area and have secured an ancient fortress to the southwest. The goblins have established a mine in the hills in north of the lake. The Brood of Kotiz has taken it upon themselves to eradicate the sarnak from the area, and have directed their trainees to do so.
Mines of Nurga (25-45)
Like the Temple of Droga, Nurga was revamped from a low level dungeon to a 55+ level dungeon. Houses mostly goblins."
Old Sebilis
The home of Trakanon, a raid-encounter dragon for various epic quests and good loot. Sebilis has many levels to it, housing live and undead frogloks on the upper floors, live frogloks and myconids (mushrooms) in the sewers below, and golems and live frogloks along the path toward Trakanon. A key is required in order to enter Sebilis, and was once an extremely popular zone for experience crunching and loot farming, due to its numerous 'camps' that groups can occupy. Almost a dozen full groups can each occupy a separate camp in Sebilis without worry of hunting scarcity.
Skyfire Mountains (45-60)
A rocky, fiery outdoor zone with drakes, wyverns and wurms galore. Home of the red dragon Talendor.
Swamp of No Hope (1-25)
The Swamp of No Hope is also a starting zone for Iksars, although not as popular as the Field of Bone. Contains a treetop city of frogloks somewhat similar to the Wood Elf city of Kelethin.
Temple of Droga (35-45)
The subterranean lair of the Goblins of Mount Death in the Frontier Mountains. Like the Mines of Nurga, Droga was revamped from a low level dungeon to a 55+ level dungeon. Very similar zone, adjacent to the Mines of Nurga."
The Overthere (15-40)
The Overthere is a wide expanse of grassland and ruins with a large chasm at its center, housing the entrance to Charasis. The Overthere contains an outpost for the evil non-Iksar races to use as a base in their exploration of Kunark.
Timorous Deep (20-45)
The ocean zone of Kunark, connecting South Ro to the Overthere and Butcherblock to Firiona Vie by separate routes. A raid encounter dragon lives here, and various islands occupy hunting and quest opportunities for players.
Trakanon's Teeth (30-50)
Commonly remembered as the place where Sebilis is found. Trakanon's Teeth is a dense Kunark swamp, similar to the Emerald Jungle but with rougher terrain, and houses various ruins, rivers and lakes. The answers to finding the key that allows access to Sebilis may be found within.
Veeshan's Peak (55-60)
When The Ruins of Kunark was released, Veeshan's Peak was the hardest zone of the game. It is the fortress of the Ring of Scale faction of dragons and is inhabited by six dragons: Druushk, Hoshkar, Nexona, Phara Dar, Silverwing and Xygoz. To access the zone, you need to do a long and difficult quest to obtain a key. Players are then able to pass through the portal located in Skyfire Mountains. Once inside, players have to keep moving constantly as it full of Racnar and Lava Drake which are quickly replaced (2 minute respawn timer) once killed. When the zone was new, teleportation was not possible inside the zone, the players had to clear the zone to the end to get out of it. This restriction was lifted several years later, and players can now exit the zone by any of the usual methods. The zone has since been revamped and a new, though no less difficult, quest has been added for obtaining the key.
Veksar (40-60)
A sunken city at the center of the Lake of Ill Omen. Rumored to have been originally an all underwater dungeon similar to Kedge Keep in the original Kunark expansion, but limitations in underwater AI caused the zone to be dropped from release. It was later added as a free download sometime around the Planes of Power expansion.
Warsliks Woods (5-35)
A craggy forest on the north shore of Kunark, bordering Cabilis, the Field of Bone and the Overthere. Contains the entrance to the Crypt of Dalnir. Home to a great many goblins, giants and Iksar outcasts.

VeliousEdit

The continent of Velious was introduced in The Scars of Velious expansion in December 2000. Due to the shortcomings of the distribution of the Kunark expansion by Verant, the Velious expansion was instead sold by third party resellers.

Cobalt Scar (45-60)
Cobalt Scar is a large gulf said to have been created by Veeshan herself when she flew over Norrath and deposited her brood on Velious. The scar was made from her claws. Borders Skyshrine and the Siren's Grotto.
Crystal Caverns (30-45)
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Queen Drachnia and her guardians
Crystal Caverns is a mid 30s to late 40s zone which contains the Coldain dwarf mining town of Frostone. There are principally 5 types of mobs in the zone: orcs, which inhabit the mine shaft; the dwarves in Frostone and nearby; the stalags, which inhabit the bridge room and the left fork tunnel; the crystalline spiders, which inhabit the center tunnel which leads ultimately to the zone's boss mob lair (spider-queen, Queen Drachnia); and the right hand tunnel, which leads to the geonids and the back zone out. It should be noted that this zone out should be considered with caution since it is also the lair of the Coldain Traitor Roderick Tardok, a difficult mob at the levels at which he is usually encountered.
Dragon Necropolis (50-60)
Dragon Necropolis is a zone within the Western Wastes and is known for its traps, the wraith dragon for the Sleeper's Tomb key quest, and for its boss-dragon, Zlandicar.
Eastern Wastes (30-50)
Eastern Wastes is a wide expanse of tundra inhabited by a variety of wild animals. Inside the Orc fortress is the entrance/exit for Crystal Caverns, and the Crystal Caverns back exit (out of the geonid tunnel) just outside the Orc fort. This fort is also the site of the 8th Coldain Ring War. The zone can be accessed by crossing the bridge from Iceclad Ocean and through a canyon from Great Divide, and houses the western entrance to the giant city of Kael Drakkal.
Great Divide (30-50)
The site for the 10th and final Coldain Ring War, a huge zone-encompassing war between the dwarves and the giants. A high end guild or lots of players were required to complete the war in its day.
Iceclad Ocean (25-35)
Iceclad Ocean is the 'entrance zone' to Velious and home of Lodizal, the great turtle. Iceclad Ocean is also the home of several pirates, some of which sell spells unavailable elsewhere for several classes.
Icewell Keep (50-60)
Icewell Keep serves two purposes to the Coldain: first and foremost, it is the home of their king, Dain Coldhammer, and has meeting halls and other areas of interest; secondly, it serves justice to the Coldain's enemies. Buried beneath the castle is the ancient Pit, a large set of caverns filled with horrible creatures. People condemned by the Dain are sent into the Pit to die. The Prophecy of Ro expansion brought with it the Monster Missions for an augment requiring three parts, one from each of the three missions.
Kael Drakkal (40-60)
Home of the Kromzek and Kromrif giants. King Tormax, Derakor the Vindicator, Statue of Rallos Zek, Idol of Rallos Zek and The Avatar of War reside here.
Kerafyrm's Lair (Sleeper's Tomb) (60)
This zone is the source of many legends among EverQuest players. The Sleeper's Tomb was at the time of the expansion the most difficult zone in the game. After all four guardians of the Sleeper, Kerafyrm, have been killed, it awakes and goes on a rampage killing all in its path. Kerafyrm himself was not intended to be killed (though on one occaisionhe was). After that the zone's name changes to Kerafyrm's Lair on that server. Entrance to the zone is from Eastern Wastes, and requires a key from a Velious first brood dragon.
Plane of Growth (46-50)
Home of Tunare, The Mother of All. Also present in this zone are Protectors of Growth, relatively unique creatures with zone-wide aggro-radius that spawn every thirty minutes.
Plane of Mischief (46-60)
Home of Bristlebane, The King of Thieves. Although revamped, it has always been a bizarre zone where anything is possible. Inside it is a tree portal to Cobalt Scar, if you can find it.
Siren's Grotto (50-60)
A largely submerged dungeon filled with dangerous monsters, linking Cobalt Scar and Western Wastes.
Skyshrine (35-60)
A huge dungeon which also houses one of the most powerful Velious first brood dragons, Lord Yelinak. This zone is not dangerous for those on good terms with the Claws of Veeshan dragon faction.
Temple of Veeshan (55-60)
Home of the Claws of Veeshan faction of dragons. The vast majority of end-game Velious items are here, and most of the Velious lore is attached with various dragons living in this zone.
Thurgadin (35-60)
Home of the Coldain dwarves and the quest NPC for the Thurgadin Gate potion. It is the place for handing in Kael armor pieces for forging into real armor, dropped by various giants in Kael Drakkal.
Tower of Frozen Shadow (30-60)
A mid-level dungeon consisting of roughly 7 different floors of creatures, each with a unique story and design.
Velketor's Labyrinth (50-60)
A high level hunting dungeon, notorious for its many crooked icy catwalks that easily lead to lethal falls. Home of Velketor the Scorcerer.
Wakening Land (40-60)
A forested outdoor zone where the Plane of Growth and the dragon Wuoshi are found.
Western Wastes (50-60)
A wide ranging, icy outdoor zone that features many dragons and other aggressive enemies, as well as entrances to two high-level dungeons (Dragon Necropolis and the Temple of Veeshan). The most powerful dragon in the zone is Sontalak, who guards the entrance to the Temple of Veeshan.

YkeshaEdit

These zones were added by The Legacy of Ykesha downloadable expansion in March 2003. Ykesha added the ability to create and view maps of each zone, which had a huge impact on the ease of navigation. The theme of Ykesha is pirate-based, with the majority of the zones home to powerful, undead monsters.

Crypt of Nadox (45-65)
Dulak's Harbor
Gulf of Gunthak (35-45)
An island region accessible by sea from Odus and home to the Broken Skull Clan trolls and the Luggald race. The main island is called Broken Skull Rock, and it is located off the southeastern coast of Antonica.
Hate's Fury (55-65)
Torgiran's Mines (45-65)

Lost Dungeons of NorrathEdit

These instanced zones were added by the Lost Dungeons of Norrath expansion in September 2003. All of them are geographically located on the Old World continents of Antonica and Faydwer. The zones come in five themes as listed below, with minor variations in dungeon layout, which are in fact separate zones, therefore the expansion contains 48 separate zones.The levels of the zones are dependant upon the levels of the characters that enter them.

Deepest Guk - 8 variations based on an undead Froglok (Lower Guk) theme
Miragul's Menagerie - 10 variations based around a frozen zoo of deformed creatures
Mistmoore Catacombs - 10 variations with a Mistmoore vampire theme and home to undead creatures
Rujarkian Hills - 10 variations of Orc lands
Takish-Hiz - 10 variations based upon the Deserts of Ro and the Elves that inhabit them below the surface.

Gates of DiscordEdit

These zones were added with the continent of Taelosia in the Gates of Discord expansion in February 2004.

The Abysmal Sea
Barindu, The Hanging Gardens (58-70)
Ferubi, Forgotten Temple of Taelosia (63-70)
Kod'Taz, Broken Trial Grounds (65-70)
Natimbi, The Broken Shores (40-70)
Qinimi, Court of Nihilia (50-70)
Qvic, Prayer Grounds of Calling (65-70)
Riwwi, Coliseum of Games (55-70)
Txevu, Lair of the Elites (65-70)
Yxtta, Pulpit of Exiles (65-70)

Instanced zonesEdit

Ikkinz, Antechamber of Destruction (65-70)
Inktu'ta, the Unmasked Chapel (65-70)
Sewers of Nihilia - Emanating Crematory (60-70)
Sewers of Nihilia - Lair of Trapped Ones (60-70)
Sewers of Nihilia - Pool of Sludge (60-70)
Sewers of Nihilia - Purifying Plant (60-70)
Tacvi, Seat of the Slaver (65-70)
Tipt, The Treacherous Crags (65-70)
Uqua, The Ocean God Chantry (65-70)
Vxed, The Crumbling Caverns (65-70)

Omens of WarEdit

These zones were added by the Omens of War expansion in September 2004. With the Omens of War expansion came the new epic weapons for each class. Epic 1.5 for the more casual player and Epic 2.0 for the high end guild member. Epic quests involved questing throughout all the previous expansions as well as major tasks in this expansion.

The Bloodfields (55-70)
Linked off of Dranik's scar The Bloodfields is a higher level zone with some of the armor quest NPC's as well as a few static and a couple of roaming Named mobs.
Dranik's Scar (30-70)
Is the first zone you will see in the Omens of War expansion. It is a mid level outdoor zone with links to several other zones including, Noble's Causeway, The Bloodfields, Harbinger's Spire and the 3 Dranik's Hollows instanced zones. There are several named mobs as well as the armor quest npc's for the expansion located here.
Harbinger's Spire (55-70)
An indoor zone as the name implies, Harbinger's Spire is a tower shaped zone. Using stairs players can access different levels that became more difficult as they go up.
Noble's Causeway (60-70)
Another outdoor zone, Noble's Causeway is often used as a connection to get to Wall of Slaughter (WoS). Players without wizard or druid transport to WoS have to run through this zone in order to reach WoS. This results in many a train from Dranik's Scar side to WoS side of the zone. Home to several named mobs and quests for some very nice casual gamer items, Noble's Causeway is never lacking in population.
Riftseeker's Sanctum (69-70)
Considered to be the Omens of War endgame for casuals, Riftseeker's Sanctum has a level restriction of 70 with many good drops and an interesting zone layout. Split between a red (hot)upper and blue(ice)lower, the zone has mobs of appropriate color/heritage for each side. Upper has a "princess" guild raid and lower has the "prince" guild raid, along with two raid mob encounters. Riftseeker's Sanctum's only entrance/exit is in the middle of Muramite Proving Grounds.
The Ruined City of Dranik (65-70)
Another outdoor zone, The Ruined City of Dranik is a high level experience zone. It also hosts the Catacobs of Dranik and Sewers of Dranik instanced zones. ruined City of Dranik is a very large zone and features some very hard patrolling "sweeper mobs", that can see invisible players and generally wreck havoc if you are in the wrong spot at the wrong time.
Wall of Slaughter (60-70)
Omens of War's pick up group spot of choice is here in WoS. Many a player spends many an hour here "leveling up" and collecting various item and spell drops. Another outdoor zone, Wall of Slaugher boasts another "sweeper mob" as well as many named camps. Wall of slaugher connects a player to Muramite Proving Grounds and the endgame raiding zone of Citadel of Anguish.
Muramite Proving Grounds (65-70)
Another Outdoor zone, levitate is disabled in Muramite Proving Grounds or MPG. MPG quickly became a zone to get a pickup group post level 65. MPG hosts many good camps with named mobs a plenty. MPG also hosts the "trials". The Trials are a single group or raid instance event. Finishing all six raid Trials was part of accessing the Citadel of Anguish. Single group trials awarded the players with different good loot as well as some special AA's only acquired by finishing them.

Instanced zonesEdit

Catacombs of Dranik - 3 variations, single group (60-70)
Dranik's Hollows - 3 variations, single group (60-70)
Sewers of Dranik - 2 variations, single group (60-70)
Asylum of Anguish - 18 to 54 person raid (69-70) NOW only 6 are required to get Instance
The endgame zone for EQ players during the OOW period. Players have to finish some major raid trials as well as some single group content. The reward is a zone with the best armor and weapons you could get at until the next expansion came out, as well as the last part to the Epic 2.0. The endgame "boss" of the Cidital of Anugish, Overlord Mata Muram, an encounter that requires guild cooperation.

Dragons of NorrathEdit

These zones were added by the Dragons of Norrath expansion in February 2005. This expansion was similar to the Lost Dungeons of Norrath in that much of the content is instanced zones, with a quested theme, success in which brings a reward in the form of either radiant crystals (for a good expedition) or ebon crystals (for an evil expedition), which can be accumulated and traded with merhcants for spells and equipment.

Guild Hall
Guild Lobby
Lavaspinner's Lair (50-70)
Stillmoon Temple (65-70)
The Accursed Nest (60-70)
The Ascent (65-70)
The Broodlands (50-70)
Thundercrest Isles (55-70)
Tirranun's Delve (65-70)

Depths of DarkhollowEdit

Depths of Darkhollow introduced the idea of "Monster Missions" - the ability to transform into monsters to complete task based quests.

Caverns of the Lost (60-70)
Corathus Creep (45-70)
Coven of the Skinwalkers (60-70)
Dreadspire Keep (65-70)
Dreadspire, The Demi-Plane of Blood (65-70)
Illsalin Market ()
Lair of the Korlach (60-70)
Living Larder (60-70)
Prince's Manor (60-70)
Queen Sendaii's Lair (60-70)
Ruins of Illsalin (45-70)
Shadow Spine (65-70)
Snarlstone Dens (60-70)
Sporali Caverns (50-70)
Stoneroot Falls (45-70)
Stoneroot Falls
The City of Xill (50-70)
Temple of the Korlach (65-70)
Temple of the Korlach
The Council of Nine (65-70)
The Cocoons (65-70)
The Corathus Mines ()
The Hatchery (65-70)
The Hive (45-70)
The Hive
The Lost Notebook (60-70)
The Lodge of the Fang (60-70)
The Nargilor Pits (60-70)
Undershore (45-70)

Prophecy of RoEdit

The following zones were added in the Prophecy of Ro expansion of February, 2006.

Academy of Arcane Sciences
Arcstone, Isle of Spirits
Deathknell, Tower of Dissonance (65-70)
Freeport Arena
Freeport City Hall
Freeport Militia House
Freeport Sewers (10-20)
Freeport Theater
Razorthorn, Tower of Sullon Zek (65-70)
Relic, the Artefact City
Ruins of Takish-Hiz (50-70)
Skylance (50-70)
Sverag, Stronghold of Rage (50-70)
The Devastation (40-70)
The Elddar Forest (65-70)
The Root of Ro (45-70)
The Seething Wall ()
Theater of Blood (45-70)
Tunare's Shrine (45-70)

The Serpent's SpineEdit

The following zones were added in The Serpent's Spine expansion of 19 September 2006.

Crescent Reach (1-20)
Highpass (revamp) (15-25)
Blightfire Moors (20-40)
Stone Hive (35-45)
Goru'kar Mesa (40-60)
Blackfeather Roost (55-65)
The Steppes (60-70)
Sunderock Springs (63-73)
Vergalid Mines (60-75)
Direwind Cliffs (70-75)
Icefall Glacier (70-75)
Ashengate, Reliquary of the Scale (75)
Valdeholm (72-75)
Frostcrypt, Throne of the Shade King (75)

The Buried SeaEdit

The Buried Sea was released as the thirteenth expansion in 2007. It features both new raids and group missions and the addition of 'fellowships', mini guilds of up to 10 people. By setting up a fireplace, members of the fellowship can teleport to each other and benefit from various beneficial effects while in the vacinity of the fire.

In addition to the usual new armor and weapons, a new slot was introduced to house special 'powersources'. These powersources enhance new armor obtained in TBS expansion depending on the type of powersource that is fitted.

Pirates theme heavily in this expansion.

Barren Coast
Deadbone Reef
Jewel of Atiiki
Katta Castrum
Maiden's Grave
Monkey Rock
Redfeather Isle
Silyssar, New Chelsith
Solteris, the Throne of Ro
Suncrest Isle
Thalassius, the Coral Keep
The Buried Sea
The Open Sea
Zhisza, the Shissar Sanctuary

LuclinEdit

Luclin, a moon of Norrath, was added in The Shadows of Luclin expansion in December 2001.

Acrylia Caverns (50-60)
The mines in Grimling Forest continue into the Acrylia Caverns. The zone-in is small and occupied by grimlings. Named monsters in this zone drop items still valuable to lower level players. Some quests in this zone start the war between the Grimlings and the Vah Shir. At least one quest cannot be done unless the Vah Shir are in command of the zone.
Akheva Ruins (50-60)
Once a splendid construction with huge, rambling halls and vast meeting areas, the ruins take a while to explore completely. Monsters summon, and the sound of footsteps or spells being cast bring things from under the floors. Akheva Ruins is probably the reason you might not want to hunt the dark race in Shadeweaver's Thicket as there are a lot of them living here. Entering is a little difficult without some kind of invisibility as you pass through the building in Maiden's Eye to reach the zone line.
Dawnshroud Peaks (25-50)
A player can enter Dawnshroud Peaks and experience there from the level of 20 until 50 in a group, or from 23 to 59 solo. The large variety and number of monsters, plus the easy access to the Plane of Knowledge, make this a very popular zone for players of all levels.
Echo Caverns (20-40)
This zone is known to have a low and a high side, referring to the level of NPC and mobs a player will encounter. The Necromancer spells for the Luclin expansion are located in Echo Caverns through a secret panel zone-in from Shadow Haven rather than being in Shadow Haven with the other class spells. The second zone-in from Shadow Haven is located in the Dwarven quarters. Adjacent zones are Shadow Haven, Fungus Grove, and The Deep.
Fungus Grove (50-60)
Accessible from Twilight Sea by using a teleporter in the mage's tower, or from Echo Caverns, this zone is dark and twisted. Fungi and plants abound, some stationary and others mobile. The zone is also home to a number of worthwhile quests.
Grieg's End (45-60)
A torturous zone when entered from Dawnshroud Peaks, the entry to this castle on the light side of the moon is a small hall which opens into a room containing 4 or 5 monsters in close quarters. In times past, this hall has had as many as three groups gathering to experience, recovering from a journey into the maze, or actually pulling monsters to the entry. Many of the named monsters near the middle of the zone drop nice gear which has been in much demand in the past (some of which are still nice enough to draw groups). Entering from the Scarlet Desert zone line gives a group a nice, wide, long entry to pull monsters to for a fight, but the zone line is difficult to get to unless the group includes a druid or wizard with the appropriate porting spell to Twilight Sea two zones away. Call of the Hero (CoH) does not work in this zone and some of the monsters can cast an illusion spell which makes members of groups look like the monsters of the castle.
Grimling Forest (20-40)
Grimling Forest contains countless mushrooms in a variety of sizes. There are several grimling encampments within the zone and a fort of Vah Shir which includes a bank but no tradeskill world containers. Periodically, the Vah Shir manage to overrun the grimling encampments with the help of players in this zone. The largest grimling encampments are directly in front of the zone lines to the adjacent zones (Tenebreous Forest and Acrylia Caverns). The Vah Shir fort is directly in front of the zone line to Hollowshade Moor.
Hollowshade Moor (10-30)
This zone contains three combatant groups: sonic wolves, owlbears, and grimlings. Players may help or hinder these groups in taking over the zone. The zone has a large lake with islands and several caves. There are merchants in the fort for convenient selling. Adjacent zones are Shar Vahl (the Vah Shir city), Paludal Caverns, and Grimling Forest.
Katta Castellum
An ancient city built in the twilight regions of Luclin, Katta Castellum is adjacent to Tenebrous Mountains and Twilight Sea. The city has all the tradeskill world containers: a pottery wheel, a kiln, a forge, a brew barrel, an oven, and a loom. The city is built in a strong defensive position to hold off enemies both known and unknown. Levitation spells don't work in this area at all, so you can't float off of the ledge down to the lower level where the bank is. The inhabitants of this city have no liking for the darker arts and many quests are available to rid society of the vampires and other evil creatures that reside on the moon of Luclin.
Marus Seru (20-40)
Low, rolling hills of sand with numerous rocks jutting from below is an apt description of this zone. Home of benign rock creatures and cranky grey rockhoppers with some bandit camps thrown in, Marus Seru connects with Mons Letalis and Sanctus Seru.
Mons Letalis (30-50)
Mons Letalis is a zone with deep valleys and high, craggy hills full of rockhoppers, rock creatures, and many other monsters. Nearly all of the creatures agro easily and add-on to any fight (not just fights with their own kind). Furthermore, some of the monsters see invisible, making travel through the zone very difficult and risky, depending on the adventurer. There is a spire-like construction that houses the "boss" of the zone. Mons Letalis borders on Marus Seru and The Grey.
Netherbian Lair (20-30)
An ornately constructed, t-shaped hall with a high ceiling and a gigantic pillar at the intersection, Netherbian Lair connects Marus Seru and Dawnshroud Peaks to The Nexus. The rest of the construction was never finished, and its cavernous twists usually return the player to the central hall. Guards patrol the t-hall, but the rest of the zone is dangerous to anyone unable to combat the denizens lurking off the main corridor. Troglytes and Phlarg inhabit the areas of the central hall.
Paludal Caverns (5-25)
A popular zone for beginning characters level 10-25 due to experience modifiers, this zone is a large cave that is home to the Recondites, a band of thieves who attack anyone on site. The Recondites share this zone with the Phlarg and Patog fiends who are fungus creatures. This zone is known as being an argument-inducing zone due to its XP bonus which attracts many people, and a lack of mobs to kill, which can cause arguments regularly.
Sanctus Seru (?)
A sprawling city with all the tradeskills included, Sanctus Seru's arena and dungeon seem to be a part of the bright, forever-shining environment. For evil-aligned players, the massive number of guards throughout the zone provide a viable hunting option.
Shadeweaver's Thicket (1-30)
Shadeweaver's Thicket has hunting in several levels and two separate sides with no need to actually experience the outside world beyond Shar Vahl and Shadeweaver's Thicket until a player is in their twenties.
Shadowhaven
An indoor city on Luclin that is safe for good and evil races. Includes vendors, bankers, and quest NPCs, and is close to The Nexus and Bazaar. Faction plays a part in selling or buying from merchants, but the bankers will deal with anyone.
Shar Vahl (1-5)
Starting city for the Vah Shir race (an anthropomorphized, cat-like race). Vah Shir benefited from the citizenship quests required of all residents of Shar Vahl. Many Vah Shir never left the city until achieving level 2, just by completing the citizenship quests over and over again. Many of the quests for armor and equipment required that the Vah Shir turn over their citizenship papers before they were given the quest.
Ssraeshza Temple (50-60)
Located in the middle of The Grey, the Ssraeshza Temple is a multi-leveled dungeon with many quest drops for multi-item turn-ins and a wide variety of "boss" mobs, including Emperor Ssraeshza, who must be killed in order to advance to Vex Thal, the pinnacle of Luclin adventuring.
The Bazaar
Prior to The Shadows of Luclin, on most servers, the EverQuest community gathered to buy, sell, and trade items in East Commonlands, Greater Faydark, or sometimes the bazaar area of North Freeport. Each player would announce an offering to the whole zone (usually via the auction channel) and wait for interested people to contact by tell. Players had to stay at their computers and manually complete each transaction. With The Shadows of Luclin expansion, Sony implemented an automatic trading system only available in the Bazaar, which is located off the south of The Nexus. The zone itself is not particularly big, but features vendors, banks, and stables. Due to the number of players gathered in the zone, The Bazaar is notorious for lag and slow response times. Users can buy trading bags and put the things they wish to sell inside them, be it armor, weapons, or quest items. They then choose a price for each item and switch to Trader Mode. Once in Trader Mode, players appear to other players as a standard vendor, and your customers can then buy your things. An interface allows one to search for items available for selling. The layout of The Bazaar was significantly changed at the launch of the Dragons of Norrath expansion. The new Bazaar is larger and includes two halls with several circular rooms containing trader platforms. The red hall is for selling things while in trader mode and the blue hall is for standing as a buyer to buy specific things for player-determined prices (usually more than an NPC vendor will give but less than listed in The Bazaar), or to barter items for other items. Buyer mode does not require specific bags like Trader Satchels. Instead, the buyer must have the cash and items required to buy on hand, along with available space in the inventory. Players who wish to sell items for more than vendor prices may check the interface to barter or to sell items outright to players who set up in the blue hall as buyers.
The Deep (50-60)
The Deep is a dungeon full of traps, including a well-known invisible bridge. Falling off this bridge left a player trapped in a huge chasm, unable to escape. The only means of exit is to be teleported out by a druid or wizard, to cast a personal Gate spell, or to use a Gate potion. A druid or wizard was a necessary member of any group until the advent of wide-spread use of gate potions and the "return character to home" feature.
The Grey (40-60)
A vast wasteland of grey rock, this zone is completely airless. The vast majority of the inhabitants lie immediately beneath the surface, hidden from view until they erupt to attack the hapless passerby.
The Maiden's Eye (45-60)
A lush expanse of rolling hills filled with goranga tribesmen, coterie undead, four armed ladies, and shrouded spooks with multiple sites for both groups and solo hunting. Many spells drop in this zone, which borders Dawnshroud Peaks, Akheva Ruins, and Umbral Plains.
The Nexus
The receiving gateway for transportation from Luclin to Norrath down below. Carved out of solid rock, there are various tunnels leading to separate teleportation pads, each catering to a different location in Norrath. The Nexus proved to be the pivotal moment in EverQuest when players could travel between continents without the need for a 45-minute boat ride, or obtaining a ride from a fellow teleporting player. Like the transcontinental railroads, Norrath suddenly became a much smaller place. The Nexus also developed the concept of the singular 'common zone', a place where every player can safely rest, find groups, sell wares, provide directions from a known location, and generally socialize outside of a combat environment. The Nexus was made less important upon the opening of the Plane of Knowledge in the Planes of Power expansion. The Nexus is still the safest and sometimes fastest way to reach some places if a player cannot find a wizard or druid for teleportation. An example of one such zone is North Karana (the port in spot for the Antonica continent), reachable only by going through three to four zones if you use the Plane of Knowledge portal to Qeynos, Rivervale, or Feerott. If not for The Nexus, there would be more travel through the Bazaar, as the it is the only other way to Shadowhaven and Netherbian Lair, which lead into other Luclin zones populated by many players.
The Scarlet Desert (35-50)
This zone houses voracious animal and plant life in a sandy environment surrounded by craggy mountains.
The Tenebrous Mountains (30-50)
Tenebrous Mountains is a large mountain range on the dark side of Luclin. Scant foliage lives on the slopes of the hills, and the creatures that inhabit this area are more likely to use sound than sight to find their prey. This is also the home of the rapidly growing coterie of vampires.
The Twilight Sea (20-40)
The Twilight Sea is a small, calm sea in the twilight regions of the moon. There are a vast number of islands that dot the sea, and these islands have many residents on them. The sea itself is ringed by cliffs and low mountains.
The Umbral Plains (55-60)
Home to several boss mobs with nice "no trade" armor upgrade drops for levels that can not possibly hunt here without a raid. Mobs summon and add on frequently and hit hard for the levels that would make use of the armor.
Vex Thal (55-60)
Vex Thal was the end game dungeon in the game with the Luclin expansion. Based on the difficulty of obtaining access to this zone, the preceding raid zone, Ssraeshza Temple, was the hardest zone, boss-wise, in the expansion. Vex Thal was, however, the most difficult zone in the game to raid in due to the enormous amount of difficult trains, pathing problems, and overall difficult monsters.

The PlanesEdit

In addition to the physical world of Norath, and its moon Luclin, the game of EverQuest also allows players to adventure in the metaphysical planes, where the gods of Norath live. The planes are generally designed for higher level players.

Original PlanesEdit

With the original game release, the game content included three planes.

Plane of Fear (46-60)
The home of Cazic-Thule, the God of Fear. The Plane of Fear was the first alter plane in EverQuest, and represented the ultimate achievement for hardcore players at that time; it was the first zone specifically designed to extend the 'end game' experience, and it was the first zone to effectively limit which players could access it (by level, in this case). Because of the high numbers of mobs which gather around the portal into Fear, break-ins were considered exceptionally dangerous, although more recently better-geared and prepared players tend to have trivialised the risk factor.
Plane of Hate (46-50)
The home of Innoruuk, the God of Hate. The Plane of Hate has been revamped since it was first released and is now a completely different zone than it used to be. Two versions of the zone were for a while both accessible on the Test Server, hence the newer version being called Plane of Hate B.
Plane of Sky (46-60)
The Plane of Sky contains many powerful denizens and is famed for the length of time it used to take for a raid to clear it. There are many quests both originating and involving the Plane of Sky. Before being made available to players, the Plane of Sky was the home base for the EverQuest Guide Program.

Planes of PowerEdit

These zones were introduced in The Planes of Power expansion in October 2002.

Bastion of Thunder (60-65)
Torden, the Bastion of Thunder, more commonly known as BoT, is the home of Agnarr the Stormlord. Killing him is part of the quest to be flagged for the Tower of Solusek Ro, although there is now an alternative (and far less demanding) way of obtaining this flag by means of a simple quest in Western Wastes. It is primarily an experience grind zone for characters between 62 and 65, and the mini-bosses and the wing-bosses are extensively farmed as they are a reliable source of Ethereal & Spectral Parchments (used in the Planes of Power spell quests for level 60-65 spells, and ornate armor turn-in quests).
Doomfire, The Burning Lands (65-75)
Also known as the Plane of Fire, this is the home of Fennin Ro, whose essence is required in the creation of the Quintessence of Elements (the key to the Plane of Time).
Drunder, Fortress of Zek (60-65)
The home of Rallos, Vallon, and Tallon Zek, three gods who must be defeated in order to gain access to the Tower of Solusek Ro.
Eryslai the Kingdom of Wind (65-75)
Also known as the Plane of Air, this is the home of Xegony, whose essence is required in the creation of the Quintessence of Elements (the key to the Plane of Time).
Halls of Honor (60-65)
The Halls of Honor are the home to Mithaniel Marr's army. In these halls, three tasks must be completed in order to gain access to Mithaniel Marr himself, who resides in The Temple of Marr. This zone is used greatly by kiting classes because of a large, rectangular area near the entrance of the zone. It is also a zone favored by mid-60s enchanters as a place to practice various charm soloing strategies.
Crypt of Terris Thule (46-65)
Also known as Plane of Nightmare B, this is a small zone in which Terris Thule resides. It is solely for the fight against her, and only a few other mobs populate this zone.
Plane of Disease (46-65)
Plane of Disease is the home of Grummus, a demi-deity linked to Bertoxxulous. This zone is a popular spot for kiting and charming due to the large number of mobs in the zone and because of its large, open areas. Grummus is required for the flag to enter the Crypt of Decay.
Plane of Innovation (46-65)
The Plane of Innovation is an industrial wasteland that surrounds a massive factory. Narrow valleys filled with refuse cut through tremendous heaps of junk, and small niches have been dug out of the junk by old, cast-off clockwork automatons that were long ago replaced in the Factory by newer, more efficient models. These derelict beings retain a built-in desire to exist, and so they scour the factory junkyard for spare parts to help maintain themselves.
Plane of Justice (46-65)
The Plane of Justice, also known as "PoJ", is one of the least demanding of the Planes of Power, and entrance mobs are a staple of most players' experience in the mid-to-late 40s. It is also the site of six AA and planar progression quests.
Plane of Knowledge
With the popularity of The Nexus as a 'common zone', the Plane of Knowledge was specifically designed to be the next generation of 'common zone', with tradeskill vendors and tools, banks, guildmasters, teleports to every city, and an access hub to later expansions. Once available only to players who bought the Planes of Power expansion, the role of the Plane of Knowledge eventually became so prevalent that Sony made it available to everyone. Some players cite this zone as being the downfall of what some would call "old school" EverQuest because it creates easy access to nearly the entire game.
Plane of Nightmare (50-65)
In the mists of the darker portions of the astral lurks the Plane of Nightmares, home to the horrors that crouch in the subconscious of all creatures' minds. A dense forest dominates much of the plane, pockmarked by many small clearings. The trees are gnarled, their bark twisted into patterns that resemble horrific faces. These sentient creatures are powerful and malevolent, springing to life when any mortal being enters the realm. A river bisects the forest, eventually pouring into a great, murky lake. In the caverns beneath the earth live still more nightmares.
Plane of Storms (55-65)
The Plane of Storms is a land of enormous forests, great mountains, scoured deserts, and stormy lakes. The realm is the manifestation of the will of Karana, the Rainkeeper, who resides in his Bastion of Thunder atop Mount Grenidor, which sits in the middle of a vast expanse of open wilderness. Jagged and impassable ridges extend from Mount Grenidor, dividing the land into three areas. Tribes of Storm Giants call this land home. To one side of Grenidor is Krendic, the Desert of Chaos. It is a sea of hard, dark brown stone polished smooth by wind-blown sand. To another side is Renidar, the Forest of Tears. Massive trees grow here and travel is made via their huge branches. Above and below, the trees seem to extend indefinitely, disappearing into a haze of fog. Then there are the plains: large rivers flow down the mountain and across them to empty into a large lake along the southwest border. Shipwrecks can be seen on the southern shore. Some smaller lakes have formed where water has collected on its journey to the southwest.
Plane of Time (60-65)
The Plane of Time was the hardest zone in the game at the time of the Planes of Power expansion. One had to go through all the other zones in the expansion and kill all of the gods in order to gain access to the Plane of Time. The act of killing the boss mob of Time, Quarm, was the zenith, at one point, of EverQuest activity. There are two versions of this zone: a safe, non-hostile area, and a raid area. When players first enter the Plane of Time, they enter a safe version of the zone where none of the inhabitants are hostile (a version commonly called the Plane of Time A). Some of the non-player characters will chat with the players and provide some lore and back story about the Plane of Time. From this safe version, players can then access the raid portion of the Plane of Time, a separate zone (now instanced) that consists of multiple phases, each with a time limit and its own menagerie of opponents to defeat. This zone is commonly referred to as the Plane of Time B. In the Plane of Time B, a raid force is necessary, particularly in the middle stages when the combatants face-off against more difficult versions of some of the Planes of Power gods.
Plane of Torment (60-65)
The Plane of Torment is home to Saryrn, Mistress of Pain. She dwells at the top of a large, black tower with a raven named Sorrowsong. The tower pierces a blood red sky, and blood frequently rains upon her realm. Players must fight their way through the tower to get to her. While progressing through the tower, various victims of Saryrn can be seen while they are being tortured.
Plane of Tranquility (46-65)
The Plane of Tranquility contains the entrances to the planes where the gods dwell. The plane is a large island surrounded entirely by water, with a very serene atmosphere. It is said to be the very embodiment of Quellious herself.
Plane of Valor (55-65)
It is here in the Plane of Valor that prospective mortal heroes seeking entrance to the Halls of Honor are tested. Upon entry to the plane, heroes encounter an amphitheater that provides access to the rest of the realm. A large, well-maintained cemetery is also found here, bordered by a beautiful forest. A river winds through the forest and feeds the fertile lands. At the river bend, a suspension bridge stretches between two large guard towers, connecting the two shores. The river crossing leads to a wasteland of glass, and beyond that lies the Canyon of Marr. Continuing, one may finally discover the sacred Halls of Honor.
Ragrax, Stronghold of the Twelve (60-65)
Also known as the Plane of Earth B.
Reef of Coirnav (60-65)
Also known as the Plane of Water.
Ruins of Lxanvom (55-65)
Also known as the Crypt of Decay A (upper) and B (lower), this zone is the lair of Bertoxxulous. The entire plane is similar to that of the interior of a mausoleum. The air is filled with a greenish haze, and stone coffins, some open with their occupants missing, are everywhere. The creatures who inhabit this plane resemble decayed corpses in some way or another.
Temple of Marr (60-65)
Home of Lord Mithaniel Marr.
Tower of Solusek Ro (60-65)
Home of Solusek Ro.
Vegarlson the Earthen Badlands (60-65)
Also known as the Plane of Earth A.

Other zonesEdit

Monster Graveyard
Not truly a zone, the term Monster Graveyard is one used by popular fansites, such as Allakhazam, to list mobs that have been removed from the game.
Marauder's Mire
A zone that was only available on the now defunct Legends server.
Mines of Gloomingdeep (1-10)
A zone from the EverQuest tutorial.
With the patch from June 29, 2005 the (revamped) tutorial now supports players up to lvl 10 (used to be lvl 5 prior to the patch), although it is technically possible to remain in Gloomingdeep until level 15.
Shadowrest
A graveyard zone designed to house decayed corpses once they vanish from the zones they died in. After 7 days, players may visit Shadowrest to retrieve them. The zone can be accessed by talking to one of the appropriate NPCs who will transport the player there.
Sunset Home (CSHome)
The 'new' home zone for EverQuest Customer Service representatives (Guides and GMs), created especially for this purpose after their old home area (the Plane of Sky quest room underneath the first island) was turned into a public space and opened to players. This zone contains many vendors that supply items and equipment needed by GMs and Guides in the course of their work, as well as a number of former Guide/GM Avatars honoring the memory of their former owners who are deceased in real life. This zone is not accessible to players since it has no zone lines (it can only be accessed by teleportation) and the zone data files are not part of the normal EQ installation but must be manually added.



Frequently Asked Questions

SOE ContactEdit

email for bugs: eqtesting@soe.sony.com

SOE Customer Service email adress: eqcs@soe.sony.com.

SOE Customer Service Tel.: 1-858-537-0898 - Monday through Friday, 9am-1:30pm and 3:30pm-6pm PST

ExperienceEdit

Experience BonusEdit

Races:

  • Troll/Iksar -20%
  • Ogre -15%
  • Barbarians -5%
  • Halfling +5%
  • All other races are a 0% modifier including Vah Shir.

Classes:

  • Warriors and Rogues +5% xp modifier

as per:
http://everquest.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=1;mid=114135504990473638;num=3;page=1
and
http://everquest.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=1&mid=1105205272716402029

Experience calculationEdit

In order to calculate the experience gain a four step formula must be followed. -

(1) Calculate group bonus based on the number of PCs in your group

For N= 1 2 3 4 5 6
GB= 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.8 2.16

(2) HCB = 1; if ML < 55 or PL < 50 or PL-ML > 5

HCB = 1.95 + ((ML - (PL-5)) * .13); otherwise.

(3) B = ML*ML*ZEM*GB

(4) XP = B * (PL + 5) / (S + (N*5)) * HCB

Where -

ZEM = Zone Experience Modifier
ML = Mob Level
GB = Group Bonus (1)
HCB = High Con Bonus (2)
N = number of players in group
S = sum of levels in group
PL = player level
B = Base mob xp (3)
XP = EXP awarded to player (4)

AAXP is indeed calculated in the exact same way as normal experience above; however, whereas for normal experience the amount of EXP needed to gain a level gets higher every level, for AAXP you always need the same amount to get one(1) AA point. The amount of AAXP needed for one AA point is equivalent to leveling from levels 51 to 52.

Group Level Range CalculationEdit

What is the maximum level a player can group with and still recieve EXP?

Note: Division is always rounded up.

For example, a lvl 46 can group with:

WeaponsEdit

Bow Range and Damage CalculationsEdit

Total Range = Bow Range + Arrow Range Total Base Damage = Bow Damage + Arrow Damage

Haste CalculationsEdit

There are basically 4 types of haste. Only the maximum of each type will be added into your total haste.

  • Type I: Item Haste(This includes tribute)
  • Type II: Spell Haste
  • Type III: Overhaste(Mostly bard, althought some BST spells too)
  • Type IV: Bard speciality overhaste.

Class SpecificsEdit

How many pets a Necro can have?Edit

Necro's start with a standard spell caster pet. The combat ability to wake the dead, can raise one pet from one corpse. The level 68 AA Army of the Dead which raises 3 pets at level 1, and has three more levels which add 1 pet each. Army of the dead and wake the dead are on the same reuse timer and can not be used at the same time. Swarm of decay, a level ?? AA, adds one archer per AA level with a maxumum of three levels. The Necromancer's epic clicky pet is a big red skeleton.

So in a battle a necro with all the AA's maxed could have 11 pets up at once as follows;

  • 1 standard pet
  • 6 army of the dead
  • 3 swarm of decay
  • 1 epic pet

The army of the dead, swarm of decay and epic pets despawn rather quickly and are "dumb" pets that are unable to be commanded. Suspend minion allows a pre-cast pet to be put aside for later use, the pet is not seen, nor can it be used.

Special CommandsEdit

Audio TriggersEdit

Audio triggers are sound effects that are played when certain patterns appear in the chat window. You can make audio triggers to play any sound you want when something you want to be sure not to miss appears in the chat window. This might be /tells from specific friends, certain buffs fading, or any other event you can think of that has a text message associated with it. The window used to configure your Audio Triggers can be accessed via the EQ button -> Actions -> Audio Triggers.

There are a couple key ideas that make up Audio Triggers.

Audio Triggers are a collection of text patterns associated with a sound effect. The window shows a list of all active audio triggers. They are sorted by priority so that the first pattern that matches text in the chat window will be the one and only sound that is played. This allows patterns to be made, for example, "tells you" and "yourbuddy tells you" that may have different sound effects. The "Move Up" and "Move Down" commands allow you to control which patterns will be tested first.

Creating a new trigger is a simple matter of typing text in the "Pattern" field, selecting a sound in the "Sound" control, and pressing "Create".

The other controls include:

  • Apply - changes the sound selected for the current pattern. Note that changing a pattern requires a new pattern to be made.
  • Play - plays the currently selected sound again.
  • Delete - delete the currently selected trigger.

Trigger Sets

Trigger Sets are similar to choosing a UI skin. Each trigger set represents a set of patterns associated with sounds that is stored on a per-character basis. You can switch trigger sets by selecting the drop-down control and selecting among the listed options. Unless you have installed custom Audio Trigger sets, you will only see the "default" entry.

Each trigger set is stored as a folder in the AudioTrigger folder in your EverQuest directory which can contain .wav files unique to that trigger set. The goal here is to provide a way for the player community to create and share their own Audio Trigger sets that people find useful for different classes or play styles, much like they have done for custom UI skins.

An example of a useful trigger set may be a set of patterns There are many possibilities. Due to the differences in play styles, there is no way to predict what settings people might prefer so the default settings are empty. We encourage players to discover and share ways to make this a fun part of their gameplay.

Notes on customizing Audio Triggers:

  • Any .wav files found in the folder .\AudioTriggers\shared will be made available to all Audio Trigger sets in the Sound selection control. You will probably want to put most of your custom sounds in this folder, unless you are making custom Audio Trigger sets.
  • Creating a new Audio Trigger set is similar to making a new UI skin. It's not complicated but it's not built into the UI. Create a folder in .\AudioTriggers\NewTriggerSetName and put any .wav files specific to this trigger set in there, and you will be able to start using the new trigger set the next time the program is started.
  • User settings for each Audio Trigger set can be found in .\userdata\AT_TriggerSetName_CharacterName_ServerN ame.ini. You can copy these files to other characters as needed. You will probably want to include a sample of this if you make an Audio Trigger set that you plan to share because this is what contains all the details on each specific trigger pattern and sound.


Here the link to a text to speech website that lets you download the wav file. You also get to choose the type of voice. http://public.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php

Veteran rewardsEdit

Veteran rewards are bonuses given to long time players of Everquest. For every year of paid play time a new reward is unlocked. Some rewards are of dubious value and some are simply whimsical. To check which rewards you are entitled to, type > /played <.

  • Year 1: Lesson of the Devoted-double experience - Buff slot - duration 30 mins - Reuse Timer 1 day
  • Year 2: Infusion of the Faithful-maxxed stats and resists (to individual caps), slightly increased Runspeed - Buf Slot - duration 15 mins - Reuse Timer 1 day
  • Year 3: Chaotic Jester-summons an halfling that randomly casts illusions, food (Lucy Link), drink (Lucy Link), can heal or give mana - duration 30 mins - Reuse Timer 1 day - As a matter of etiquette ask your groupmates if they would mind the Jester's presence.
  • Year 4: Expedient Recovery-summons all corpses and gives 100% rez for all corpses with rez timers - Reuse Timer 7 days
  • Year 5: Steadfast Servant-summons an imp that heals and casts an AC and Haste buff - duration 30 mins - Reuse Timer 1 day
  • Year 6: Staunch Recovery - full health and mana recovery (mana not for Bards it seems though) - Reuse Timer ?
  • Year 7: Intensity of the Resolute-Increased chance of crits - Duration ? - Reuse Timer ?

As of the Prophecy of Ro expansion(April 19th, 2006 patch message[1]), all reuse timers have been shortened by four(4)hours.

TitlesEdit

A comprehensive list can be found at http://www.onlinegamecommands.com/everquest/everquestclasstitles.htm

To use titles, depress "Shift T" to bring up the title window. You may select both a prefix and postfix title. It is recommended that your complete title be kept as short as possible so other users can read your name.

SurnameEdit

To obtain a surname there is a minimum level requirement of 20. To change your surname issue the command /surname <name> which will submit your <name> to the same filter which approves first names. You can change your surname every 7 days.

Note: Petition a game master if your surname has roleplaying potential but is rejected by the name filer it is possible to have either a`, an ´ or other special characters in your surname.

NPC QuestionsEdit

Faction numbersEdit

Ally (+4) : 1450 to 2500

Warmly (+3) : 1100 to 1450

Kindly (+2) : 750 to 1100

Amiable (+1) : 150 to 750

Indifferent (0) : 0 to 150

Apprehensive (-1) : 0 to -150

Dubious (-2) : -150 to -750

Threateningly (-3) : -750 to -1100

Ready to Attack (-4) : -1100 to -2500

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