Truly Naughty Troop Newsletter – Edition 15 – 12th May 2004

These posts are archives of forum / blog entries I made on my EverQuest guild website. The website won’t be around forever, and I wanted the posts all in one place so I didn’t lose them, this blog seemed like as good a place as any.


Truly Naughty Troop Newsletter - Edition 15 - 12th May 2004

Contents

1. Introduction
2. News
3. Upcoming Events
4. Zone-mania
5. Help Wanted
6. Help Offered
7. Useful Links
8. Acronym Buster
9. Messages
10. Feedback

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1. Introduction

** UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT ** Mwahahahahahahaah

Dark Times ahead! Many singing the Doom of Everquest, major guilds leaving the game (FoH, Afterlife and Conquest, to name 3), not many people around, several people we know quitting the games, others leaving the guild,strong characters in the guild not present, and dare I say it, a feeling of a guild being slightly adrift.

Dark Times indeed, but not the worst of times. Lots of strong players still in the guild, new people joining, fixes to GoD in today's patch to make it more viable, announcement of a new expansion coming soon, a promise of a collision system fix which means less getting stuck in walls, and they fixed eye of zomm so it can open doors.

Time to remember why we play - for the company, the challenge, the adventure. Time to organise things, arrange things to do, reconsider your goals, and pick up the pace in the face of adversity.

Time for all of our officers to demonstrate strong leadership.
Time for all our members to demonstrate their desire to help organise events.

If this is the end, if EQ is failing, if we must fall, then it's time to do the fun things you always put off, time to finish those quests that always seemed like you'd get around to later, time to kill giants, time to waste dragons, time to train noobs - if the ground is rushing up and there is no way to stop - then best to hit it laughing at the last.

Ok, management are asking me to remind you not to train anyone, least of all noobs. I am here to comply.

The newsletter is not a replacement for the board, and more often than not will just summarise something and provide a link - so, go sign up and take part - pub21.ezboard.com/btrulynaughtytroop

You've already signed up to get the newsletter, obviously 😉 , but I'd like to encourage you to get your guild-mates to sign up as well. The more folk signed up the better. E-mail addresses will be kept private, and will only be used to send out this newsletter on a weekly basis, so it's safe to sign up. Spread the word!

If you feel like contributing something to the newsletter, or have any feedback on it, please drop me a mail at tnt-newsletter@darkstorm.co.uk and I'll see what I can do.

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2. News

Some people probably levelled - but since no one told me, I can't report it :p

Deerrunner has left the game to spend more time with his family - we wish his family the best of luck in light of this decision, and hope they can force him back into the game as soon as possible :p (p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...266.topic)

Gnomtrix finally managed to get kicked out of TNT, which is no less that the little runt deserved. (ok, so he actually left on his own - but I like to think he was kicked).

Goals! Serayus wants to know what goals you think the guild should have - this is your chance to take part -p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=264.topic

[Know someone who dinged something significant? Let me know - I'm not always on (no, honestly) so sometimes don't get to see dingage]

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3. Upcoming Events

HoT - May 15th - halls of test. Be there. 9am ADT/10am PDT/1pm EDT/5pm GMT at HoT. NOTE - SATURDAY not Sunday as normal. Link here p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...188.topic. I expect many dragons to die. Also, note the length change - four hours to allow for more carnage. Your guild needs you in the War Against Dragons (WAD) - be there, be ready, be angry, do damage.

PoJ Trial Day - When? Someone organise it. Someone suggest a day. TNT could get everyone (within reason) flagged (free AA!)

PoN Hedge Event - When? Requires three groups and about 1.5 hours. Good CC / Off-tanking required, strong tank and cleric needed for the final mob (eqbeastiary.allakhazam.co...?id=10370) who hits quite hard, but a defensive tank would be ideal. TNT can do this event.

PoS Giants for BoT key - When? Requires a few good groups, solid tank and healing, and good split pulling toget the drops required to get BoT flagged (free AA!) - TNT might be able to do this, who's going to pick it up and organise it? Why not find friends in other guilds for this or the previous events, and spend a few hours getting everyone the drops they need.


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4. Zone-mania

Finally someone else sent some stuff in, ONE MORE PERSON needs to send stuff before next week, or I eat your souls :p

From Deyzed,

I'll give you two zones -

1) Plane of Nightmare - If you can get a good group, which must include an enchanter for CC, a puller who is good at chain pulling, a strong tank / cleric combo, the XP there will roll unbelievably fast. By chain pullin either 2 or 3 mobs once the last mob is down to about 15%, the chanter can mezz them in a line as they get near the camp, and keep them mezzed until the current mob is dead so the tank can move to the next. . .with this method, there is ZERO downtime, so long as tank keeps aggro and mobs don't resist mezz. . .too much.

2) Castle Mist Moore!! Ok, this may just be because of the recent "Hot Spot" but the XP here Roxxors and pulling is fast and fun. Jaenelle's beastlord and my bard went down there with the help of Storm Warden Moonebeam (c) and had a blast. Haha, I think I'm the first to reply to favorite spots!!

Oh yeah. . .I HATE PoK now. . .75% of the time I zone in there my computer either freezes or EQ just plain shuts off. . .ever since the Dx9 patch.

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5. Help Wanted

Leaflighter is looking for help to get one of his spells - more info here - p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=253.topic

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6. Help Offered

None - mwahaha.

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7. Useful Links

Ever wanted to know what mobs are like? Check out Illia's Everquest Beastiary - eqbeastiary.allakhazam.com/ - everything you wanted to know about every mob, and more!

Missed the previous edition of this newsletter? Deleted it and want to read it again (to assist with gettingto sleep perhaps?), check out the previous editions here pub21.ezboard.com/ftrulyn...troopfrm19 thanks to the Keeper of the Boards.

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8. Acronym Buster

Gnomtrix could never be bothered to fill this in - don't see why I should.

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9. Messages

The newsletter is mine! Mwahahha. Moved into Gnomtrix's office, killed his plants, and generally messed his desk up - and now I'm doing the newsletter. No more excuses - send your content or no corpse summoning for joo.

The Lightkeepers have got their own newsletter now - do you want theirs to have more content than yours? eh? do you? NO! So, write some stuff for the next one, you have 5 days.

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10. Feedback

Please feel free to send all feedback about this newsletter to tnt-newsletter@darkstorm.co.uk.

Let me know if you'd like to see any additional sections or content, and if you have any content to contribute. The best way to get content into the newsletter, is to post it to the boards, and I'll pick it up. If youlike, send me a pointer requesting it be added, but the board is the first place you should stick it 🙂

If you would like to stop receiving the newsletter, or would like to change your e-mail address, or any other administrative mail should also be sent to tnt-newsletter@darkstorm.co.uk - please remember to include your character name and e-mail address.

You can also send me a tell in game as Eviltrix if I'm on, but you should be prepared to vitriol :p

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