Truly Naughty Troop Newsletter – Edition 17 – 26th 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 17 - 26th 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

Hello TNT!

A patch! And with any luck, they're going to fix the PoK crash bug (which has also been affecting people in PoEB, PoW and some other zones, but has been most obvious in PoK). Full details on this (including some nice detailed explanations and updates from the Devteam) can be found here eqforums.station.sony.com...age.id=727

Rumours of other features going live : the new customer services interface, changes to the bazaar (to allow you to hide other traders and reduce lag), an 'auto bank' feature, but note : until I see the patch message, these are just rumours 😉

I've seen reports in interviews that suggest the focus for EQ2 will be single group content, with no real focus on raiding, and thatpeople who want to raid large targets with lots of people should stick with EQ, which they are going to continue developing. It's an interesting statement from SOE, and it'll be interesting to see how true it turns out to be.

With pressure from World of Warcraft and Lineage II, it'll be interesting to see how Sony responds. Reading various forums, they certainly seem to be providing more information than they used to - the Devs are now talking to people on the Sony forums, and providing info about the whats and whys, which is nice.

-*-* Breaking news *-*-

Patch message is out - bazaar changes are in, as are a number of other interesting little tweaks. p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=276.topic

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

DING DING! Orth hit level 62 - grats Orth 🙂 Deerrunner hit the big 65 - yay way to go 🙂 ) Torelian has dinged 64 - one level to go Sir!

Welcome Aspenn (65th Epic Druid) to the guild - if you know them, get them to sign up to the newsletter 😉

HoT - went well, no deaths at all, fast kill rate, nice DPS, some loot drops. Now we need to farm the hell out of HoT to gear people up for those who need it - turn up, you'll get some armour! Need to be non-KOS to CoV, level 55+ and have the right resists.

There was a wedding! Atrias and Snowfyre - p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=196.topic - congratulations to the bride and groom.

[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 4 Hour Event - p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=197.topic - Saturday 29th May - Meeting time: 9am ADT/10am PDT/1pm EDT/5pm GMT - Meeting Place: ToV (Temple of Veeshan) - come along and get some upgrades. We're seeing 3-6 pieces of armour at each raid, at least.

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4. Zone-mania

No one sent anything in - your souls are at risk - you have been warned :p

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5. Help Wanted

Moonebeam still needs spider silks. 6 points to go till mini-grandmaster status! (200 skill level) Also needed is someone willing to numb their mind and farm groundspawns in Kaladim. Equal numbers of both kinds of mushroom are needed (the groundspawn does NOT spawn them in equal quantities). For each stack of mushrooms, one stack of Kaladim Constitutional will be repaid.

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6. Help Offered

Moone has the following skill levels in tradeskills (actual numbers to follow), and is usually willing to do any combines that are reasonably expected successes for guildies. Anything that is extremely high above her skill level will be attempted if the person in need insists, but disclaimers regarding likely failure apply.

Baking (250 + tropy) [252 effective skill]
Pottery (219 + geerlok) [229 effective skill]
Brewing (200 + geerlok) [210 effective skill]
Blacksmithing (200 + geerlok) [210 effective skill] {Wood Elf, for cultural}
Jewelcraft (200 + geerlok) [210 effective skill]
Fletching (200 + geerlok) [210 effective skill] {Wood Elf, for cultural}
Tailoring (194 + geerlok) [203 effective skill] {Wood Elf, for cultural}

If all components are supplied, there is no charge for combines. If components are needed, charge for combine will depend on price and availability of said components.

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7. Useful Links

It's been a while since I started doing this section, and I can't remember if I've linked the best class sites for wizards and mages- www.graffe.com and www.magecompendium.com

Missed the previous edition of this newsletter? Deleted it and want to read it again (to assist with getting to 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

From Moonebeam,
IIRC = If I Remember Correctly
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
TS = (usually) TradeSkill(s)
EQTC = EQ Traders Corner (www.eqtraders.com)

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9. Messages

No messages this week.

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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 you like, 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 for vitriol :p

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