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Truly Naughty Troop Newsletter – Edition 25 – 21st July 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 25 - 21st July 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

So there were three patches in the end, but things have settled down, and we're left with zoning pets, sellable LDON gear and a whole bunch of funky new stuff.

So, who's up for a bunch of Veeshan Peak keying, and some elemental toughness XP'ing?

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

PoF - Torelian bravely led the troop north from the Fear zone in. Yes, north 😉 Still, after a wipe and a recovery, the troop broke in fully (going west), and proceeded to wipe the floor of Fear with the trash. Sadly, no mini's or bosses up, but still, breaking in is an experience and a useful tool.

Shawl Walk - Daiggo's shawl walk went very well, thanks to everyone who made it. It was successful and Daiggo is the proud new owner of the 8th shawl.

[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

PoJ Trials - Sunday July 25th - Meeting time: 10am ADT/11am PDT/2pm EDT/6pm GMT - Meeting Place: PoJ GY - full details can be found in this thread, p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=218.topic

HoT Raid - Saturday, July 24th - Meeting time: 7am ADT/8am PDT/11AM EDT/3pm GMT - Meeting Place: ToV (Temple of Veeshan)
- full details can be found in this thread, p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=216.topic

As a general reminder - include the time/day of raids in the subject heading of your post, and always start a new post when talking about a new raid or event. People often don't go back to check modified threads, and they will miss posts which don't include dates/times in the subejct headings.

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4. Zone-mania

From Moonebeam,

Favorite zone: Tower of Frozen Shadow
This zone has something for nearly everyone, and as a bonus, is often empty. (No KSing! YAY!) At the moment, it is the "hot spot" for levels 30 to 40, so has a very large experience bonus for those levels (not certain of the exact numbers here).

Each floor of the zone requires a key to proceed, but also has a place to zone completely out of the Tower. Only one person in a group needs to be keyed for each floor, and if you get a key to a higher floor, all lower floor keys are automatically added to your keyring.

All floors have undead on them, so Necros, Paladins, Clerics, and Shadowknights are very useful here. The "trash" mobs drop up to 8 plat each, as well as various other drops that sell for decent cash. Once you get to the 3rd floor, some very nice mid-level gear drops from several different mobs. The fifth and seventh floors drop velium commonly, from small pieces all the way up to blocks.

All in all, this is a great mid-level experience zone, and a great high-level farm zone.


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5. Help Wanted

From Muldian,
I need to see if someone can help me set up a raid for posky. I need to kill the Essence tamer for epic drop (Swirling Sphere of Color). I dont have much raid exp. and not sure if i can lead a raid so please anyone willing to help me send me a tell in game pls.

From Moonebeam,
Tradeskill items Moonebeam is in need of:
Spiderling Silk
Velium (made into studs if you have the skill, otherwise any will be welcome)
Arctic Wyvern Hides
Vials of Clear Mana (Will pay the cost - 300p per stack, or supply the emeralds and poison vials)


Send me stuff to include in this section omg!

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6. Help Offered

I am once again offering up Moonebeam's tradeskill prowess to assist the guild. If you would like something made, simply bring me the bits and I will attempt the combine for no charge. If you do not have the bits, I will have to charge bazaar (or merchant, if the bits are vendor bought) prices for the bits. Again, there is no fee for the combine attempt.

Skill levels are as follows:
Baking - 250
Brewing - 200
Pottery - 239
Fletching - 200
Blacksmithing - 200
Tailoring - 204
Jewelcraft - 200

Please note, for Jewelcrafted items to have any stats, the metal must be enchanted by an enchanter. I am working on leveling up a toon for this purpose, but as of yet, can enchant ONLY silver. Also, if you need an imbued gem, make sure you have the imbued version and not the plain version. I can imbue Emeralds, but no other gem.

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7. Useful Links

Want to find out what's going on with EQ spells? Want to see what the items really do? Check out Lucy, the most comphrehensive and up-to-date item database on the web - lucy.allakhazam.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

Bah send some in you lazy good for nothing toons :p

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9. Messages

You have no mail.

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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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Truly Naughty Troop Newsletter – Edition 24 – 14th July 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 24 - 14th July 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

PATCH! 9 hour patch today, expect the discussion boards to go crazy with bored folking taking out their boredom doing some boarding.

The Patch message is out, I won't repeat the whole thing, but I will summarise, zoning pets, removeable augmentations, and ldon merchant stuff can be sold back. Veeshan's Peak is now an elemental-level zone, with an XP area, quests and faction issues. Expect PoK to be as laggy as hell as every pet class in the game runs around for a few days with their pet's perma-summoned.

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

All quiet on the western front.

[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

PoFear - July 17th - 3pm PST, 6pm EST, 12am GMT - more info here p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=214.topic

8th Shawl Walk- July 17th, morningish? (Subject to change) - Meeting time: 10am PST, 1PM EST, 7PM GMT - Meeting Place: PoK - Daiggo needs your help - more info here - p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=215.topic

As a general reminder - include the time/day of raids in the subject heading of your post, and always start a new post when talking about a new raid or event. People often don't go back to check modified threads, and they will miss posts which don't include dates/times in the subejct headings.

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4. Zone-mania

Nothing this week - got a favourite zone or hunting spot? Send it in - let others know why you enjoy it so much. Remember a zone fondly from your character's youth? Let folk know.

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5. Help Wanted

From Muldian,
I need to see if someone can help me set up a raid for posky. I need to kill the Essence tamer for epic drop (Swirling Sphere of Color). I dont have much raid exp. and not sure if i can lead a raid so please anyone willing to help me send me a tell in game pls.

Send me stuff to include in this section omg!

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6. Help Offered

Anyone offering help? Eh? Anyone?

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7. Useful Links

A link to one or two of the more difficult to map locations (mostly PoP) - www.angelfire.com/ma4/saeny/

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

Bah send some in you lazy good for nothing toons :p

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9. Messages

From Xakc,
I just recently moved to another town where I am reduced momentarily to dial up. I can not seem to get EQ running on it for some reason. I will be out of the game for about 3 weeks or so. I just started a new job too so time is limited. You are now talking to the next Sac & Fox Police Officer for my local indian tribe SWEET huh? LOL I will miss everyone. See you all in a few weeks.

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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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Truly Naughty Troop Newsletter – Edition 23 – 8th July 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 23 - 8th July 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

Welcome aboard, sorry again for the one day delay.

This is your newsletter, I can easily automate sending out a blank newsletter each week, but it'll be more fun if you guys actually submit stuff :p

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

Big patch put back until the 14th July - but omg it's gonna be a monster patch.

Zashir dinged 61 🙂 Grats 🙂

Deyzed dinged 60 🙂 way to go 🙂

[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

Nothing scheduled that I can see. Don't forget - everyone in TNT can run events, be they raids or just parties. Why not organise a naked-gnome-drunken-dash, or a drunk-arena-combat-day or even a naked-elf-fishing competition. Post it to the boards and I'll stick it in here.

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4. Zone-mania

Nothing this week - got a favourite zone or hunting spot? Send it in - let others know why you enjoy it so much. Remember a zone fondly from your character's youth? Let folk know.

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5. Help Wanted

Deyzed is beginning to think about a plane of fear engagement - details here p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=214.topic

Send me stuff to include in this section omg!

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6. Help Offered

Anyone offering help? Eh? Anyone?

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7. Useful Links

www.darkstorm.co.uk/galle...02&id=dai2
www.darkstorm.co.uk/galle...fishsticks
(thanks to Weething for those)

and the whole album again (in case you lost it !!)

www.darkstorm.co.uk/galle...=EverQuest

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

Bah send some in you lazy good for nothing toons :p

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9. Messages

Small newsletter this week - sorry for that, but there's either not much going on atm, or I missed it all. AND NO ONE SENDS ME ANYTHING TO INCLUDE :p

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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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Truly Naughty Troop Newsletter – Edition 22 – 1st July 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 22 - 1st July 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

Ooops, late by a day! Sorry! I blame work - got all confused about what day it was. Anyway, on we go.

Sony are planning some exciting changes, which are currently live on test. Remember, these may not make it onto the production servers, but let's hope they do (I'm listing them all here - but you can follow the thread at this address, ">eqforums.station.sony.com...e.id=2568)

Remember, these are on TEST only at the moment.

- New Augmentation Window is in. For those with custom UI's, you will need to update your EQ_Container.xml file in order to use the augment sealer.

- You no longer need a specific slot solvent to delete an augment. Any of the 3 will work and you delete your augment by selecting which augment to delete from the list. In the future there will only be one solvent to delete augments.

- Augments also no show in the item display window which solvent is needed to remove them without destroying them. You will be able to remove your augment safely using the new window. These items should become available shortly. You will be able to remove your augment safely using the new window.

- NPC debuff slots have been increased to 50. This mainly effects raid NPC's.

- Players will now "Pre-pay" for benefits. When benefits are activated, the player will immediately be charged for those benefits from their Favor pool. After that, the player will be charged every 10 minutes for the next 10 minutes of benefit. If benefits are deactivated before the timer is depleted, no refund is given for the time remaining.

- Players now have the ability to activate/deactivate the tribute benefits they've selected (as a whole) whenever they like using a button on the Tribute Benefit Window. However, every time the player activates his benefits, he will be "Pre-pay" (see above). The ability to change selected benefits (downgrade) away from the Tribute Master has been removed.

- When visiting a Tribute Master, the player's benefits will deactivate. Players may re-organize their selected Benefit loadout, but will not be able to "preview" the benefits (seeing the effect on their character when the benefit is selected). Benefit descriptions should give the player a good indication of what the Benefit will do when activated.

- The EQ Label that shows the Tribute Benefit Timer will now show green when benefits are active, grey when they are not.

- Zoning pets are in. Persistent pet data includes: Items, Spell Effects, hit points, mana, name, height, and mana cost to summon them. All PC summoned pets should zone with you in all instances except for when you die. Pets will also follow the same rules as no rent items if you log with a pet.

- Tainted Axe of Hatred will now summon stacks of 20.

- Various AA's fixed. Please continue to bug any an all related bugs.

- Melee damage should be working correctly now.

- Globe to access Yelinak.s lair in skyshrine should now be able to be reached by gnomes.

- NPC's in kunark zones that were mostly hidden by objects such as trees can now be targeted when clicking on their visible parts.

- Torches can once again be picked up.

- The zone line from Shadowhaven to Paludal should work correctly.

- Footsteps for people stopping behind you not turning off until you look at them is fixed.

- Suspend Minion pets will now save their height.

- (Test Only) Fixed /pet report after you zoned with a pet, it was showing a list of unknown spells.

- (Test Only) Wizards will no longer get a second familiar as soon as they zone after casting a regular familiar.

- Made it so that pets now follow the same rules as players when it comes to buffs. If the caster is not high enough level for a spell to land on them, then it also will not land on his pet.

- Illusion effects will no longer be saved for Suspended Pets or zoning pets.

- Pets will no longer zone with you when you are resurrected.

- You can no longer use your Manastone in Forgotten Halls.

- Various AA's fixed. Please continue to /bug any issues.

- You can now remove augments intact if you have the correct solvent, listed in the item display window for the augment. Mimzit Furnov in Butcherblock currently sells all of the solvents.

I think that's enough news for one day - on with the rest.

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

TNT complete the PoN Hedge event a second time - grats to those flagged.

Serayus is still clearing down the roster and tidying it up - make sure you log alts. If you find any have been deguilded, send tells to Serayus/Torelian to let him know.

[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

Nothing scheduled that I can see. Don't forget - everyone in TNT can run events, be they raids or just parties. Why not organise a naked-gnome-drunken-dash, or a drunk-arena-combat-day or even a naked-elf-fishing competition. Post it to the boards and I'll stick it in here.

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4. Zone-mania

Nothing this week - got a favourite zone or hunting spot? Send it in - let others know why you enjoy it so much. Remember a zone fondly from your character's youth? Let folk know.

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5. Help Wanted

No one asking for help - everyone's happy.

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6. Help Offered

Anyone offering help? Eh? Anyone?

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7. Useful Links

Everquest is looking for guides again - you can apply here - /guide.everquest.com/guideapp/

The other side of EQ? eqdailygrind.blogspot.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

Bah send some in you lazy good for nothing toons :p

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9. Messages

Small newsletter this week - sorry for that, but there's either not much going on atm, or I missed it all.

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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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Truly Naughty Troop Newsletter – Edition 21 – 23rd June 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 21 - 23rd June 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

Welcome to the Vindi Special TNT Newsletter.

VINDI DOWN! TNT took a trip to Kael and wasted Derakor the Vindicator (Vindi to his friends and enemies). Vindi is a reasonably tough mob, not just another giant in Kael. He rampages often, hits hard, and isn't easy to pull alone. Well done TNT for taking him down - let the farming begin!

Sony's next EQ update _may_ include the ability to remove augmentations without destroying them - no indication yet if this will cost more, and if they'll leave in the NPC who refunds augmentations.

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

Vindi DEADED!

[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

Nothing scheduled that I can see. Don't forget - everyone in TNT can run events, be they raids or just parties. Why not organise a naked-gnome-drunken-dash, or a drunk-arena-combat-day or even a naked-elf-fishing competition. Post it to the boards and I'll stick it in here.

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4. Zone-mania

Nothing this week - got a favourite zone or hunting spot? Send it in - let others know why you enjoy it so much. Remember a zone fondly from your character's youth? Let folk know.

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5. Help Wanted

No one asking for help - everyone's happy.

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6. Help Offered

Anyone offering help? Eh? Anyone?

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7. Useful Links

Everything you ever wanted to know about mage pets, www.magecompendium.com/li...brary.html
Everything you ever wanted to know about necro pets, necrorealm.gotdns.com/pet.asp
Everything you ever wanted to know about beastlord pets, www.eqbeastlord.com/petchart.html

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

Bah send some in you lazy good for nothing toons :p

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9. Messages

Small newsletter this week - sorry for that, but there's either not much going on atm, or I missed it all.

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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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Truly Naughty Troop Newsletter – Edition 20 – 16th June 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 20 - 16th June 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

Happy Patch Day everybody. Welcome to our new readers, and our recent guild joiners.

Look's like a big one (ooer!)

Here's the patch message in full -

| June 16th, 2004
| -----------------------
|
| Headlines!
|
| -Collision sees more improvements.
| -A portal to Gunthak has been added to the Plane of Knowledge.
| -/guidehelp is now available!
| -Gates of Discord sees more changes.
|
|
| Collision Updates
| -----------------------
| Many remaining collision issues have been fixed.
| -Floating NPCs in the Plane of Disease should be more down to earth.
| -NPC warping should be reduced.
| -The Emerald Jungle should no longer have NPCs below the world
| -You should once again collide with the dock in Natimbi.
| -The entrance to Najena should be easier to navigate.
|
| Gunthak Portal
| -----------------------
| -We have added a tome to the Plane of Knowledge to allow for faster
| travel to and from Gunthak. Enjoy. *
|
| Gates of Discord
| -----------------------
| -Increased the drop rate of quest items, for the Breakdown in
| Communication quest, in the sewers and mountain passes and Ikkinz. *
| -Increased the number of items that drop from the Qinimi and Barindu
| events for the Breakdown in Communication quest. *
| -Increased the drop rate of Breakdown in Communication quest items off
| the Yxtta bosses as well as making it possible to get them off other
| NPCs in the zone.
| -The Ikkinz Chamber of Might and Tipt boss mobs will now behave a
| little smarter when facing a strong defense. Beware!
| -Some tuning changes have been made to the Ikkinz single group trials
| and Tipt.
| -Changed the NPCs that guard Txevu so they are a longer re-spawn
| allowing you to get stragglers thru the zone much easier once
| you kill them.
| -Pathing in Txevu should be better. *
| -The bonus reward at the end of Inktu`ta will spawn in a chest instead
| of being handed directly to the player that triggers the
| dialogue.
| -Gates NPCs that dropped spells will now drop a token, which can be
| turned in for a class appropriate spell. *
|
| The Plane of Time
| -----------------------
| -We have made changes to the scripting for the Plane of Time, which
| will allow the server to shut down unused instances of the
| zone. This will remove the problem of waiting for an instance that
| another group has finished to shut down, before you can
| start your attempt. *
|
| The Plane of Hate
| -----------------------
| You can now access the Plane of Hate by talking to Relm M'Loch in the
| Plane of Tranquility and handing her a Fuligan Soulstone.*
|
| Items
| -----------------------
| -The Tainted Axe of Hatred has had its damage increased.
| -Many Gates items have had their weight reduced. *
| -The Muramite Death Shroud is now equipable by beastlords and has a
| wind instrument modifier. *
| -The Onyx Ring of Prayer now has a stringed instrument modifier. *
| -The drop rate has been increased for the following items in the Plane
| of Hate *
|         The Shattered Emerald of Corruption
|         Decrepit Hide
|         Staff of Elemental Mastery: Earth
|         Essence of Vampire
|         Eye of Innoruuk
| -The Diamond Tipped War Javelin should now look more javelin like. *
|
| Berserkers
| -----------------------
| -Berserker snare now has a set duration. *
| -Berserkers should no longer get stuck during their epic quest.
| -The following effects now lower hate instantly rather than over time: *
|         Diversive Strike
|         Distracting Strike
|         Confusing Strike
|
| Guidehelp
| -----------------------
| -The "/guidehelp" command is now available. The /guidehelp command is
| for quest/event feedback, wedding requests and questions
| regarding quests/events. Please be aware that all Customer Service
| issues must go through /petition for resolution. There may
| only be 1 request in the guidehelp queue at a time for each player.
|
| Raid Management
| -----------------------
| -Raid leaders now have the ability to add notes to the raid window.
| There is now a tabbed window in the Raid window, clicking
| on the Notes tab will show all the raid members in a single list, with
| notes next to their name. The Raid leader can click on
| a player, and change that player's note in the edit box below the list.
| The note will show on all raid members' raid windows.*
|
| -Added an MOTD to Raid Window. On the Notes tab there is a window for an
| MOTD at the bottom. The Raid leader can edit this MOTD, and the new
| text will show on all Raid members' Raid windows. *
| -The escape key will now close your Raid Window.
| -Raid Leaders can now remove members from the raid, even across zones. *
|
| Tradeskills
| -----------------------
| -There have been several upgrades to Gates Tradeskilled items. *
| -Gates smithed weapons have been adjusted. *
| -Gates fletched arrows have had their damage increased and are now
| magical. *
| -Tradeskill drinks from Gates of Discord have had their duration
| enhanced. *
|
| Stopcasting
| -----------------------
| We have added a /stopcast command -- This command will not work when
| riding a horse. *
|
| Undead Pets
| -----------------------
| Pets no longer go away after their master has feigned death for more
| than 2 minutes. *
|
| Lay on Hands and Harm Touch
| -----------------------
| Lay on Hands and Harm Touch will no longer affect corpses. *
|
|
| Corpse Dragging
| -----------------------
| We have increased the range of the /corpse command *
|
| Spells
| -----------------------
| Many damage shields have had their damage and duration increased. *
| Increased the regeneration rate on the following spells:
| -Regrowth of the Dar Khura
| -Regrowth of the Grove
| -Regrowth
| -Replenishment
| -Blessing of Replenishment
|
| Modified the heal rate for the following spells: *
| -Supernal Elixir
| -Quiescence
| -Holy Elixir
| -Breath of Trushar
| -Supernal Cleansing
|
| Lowered the mana cost on the following spells: *
| -Black Steel
| -Ancient: Chaos Vortex
| -Sun Vortex
|
| Increased the duration and mana cost on the following spells. *
| -Falcon Eye
| -Eagle Eye
| -Hawk Eye
|
| Bards
| -----------------------
| Bards should no longer use instrument animations when wielding items
| other than instruments. (No more stabbing yourselves in the head with
| your Epic!)
|
| Character Creation
| -----------------------
| The character creation process now has Voice Over to guide you through
| new character creation.
|
| Mouselook
| -----------------------
| Mouselook is much smoother and variable via a slider in the options
| window. If you use mouselook, make certain you adjust the new settings.
|
| Tutorial
| -----------------------
| All characters should start with the tutorial bank items.
|
|
| Filters
| -----------------------
| -The Focus effect should now filter haste messages. *
| -The Damage Shield filter should now work correctly.
|
| -- The EverQuest Team
|
| * Denotes an item that was requested by the EverQuest community.


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

HoT - the HoT raid last weekend didn't go ahead - not really enough of the key classes in attendance (i.e. no puller!) - so instead we pushed some people through the PoJ Trial of Execution - grats to everyone who got the flag and a free AA to go with it.

Torelian Dinged 65 AND got his Epic! Grats Tore!

[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


Sat Jun 19th - Vindi - Meeting time: 9am ADT/10am PDT/ 1pm EDT/ 5pm GMT
        Full details : p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=205.topic

Nothing else scheduled that I can see. Don't forget - everyone in TNT can run events, be they raids or just parties. Why not organise a naked-gnome-drunken-dash, or a drunk-arena-combat-day or even a naked-elf-fishing competition. Post it to the boards and I'll stick it in here.


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4. Zone-mania

Nothing this week - got a favourite zone or hunting spot? Send it in - let others know why you enjoy it so much. Remember a zone fondly from your character's youth? Let folk know.

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5. Help Wanted

No one asking for help - everyone's happy.

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6. Help Offered

Anyone offering help? Eh? Anyone?

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7. Useful Links

Look for open raids on Torv or trying to find out what's being hit when? Check out the Torvo raid board - p200.ezboard.com/ftorvboardfrm8 - some people ignore it, but it's useful none-the-less.

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

Bah send some in you lazy good for nothing toons :p

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9. Messages

This in from Belkhanu,

Please remember to visit our recruitment page (p087.ezboard.com/ftrulynaughtytroopfrm5) to see if anyone you've met has applied for membership and needs your sponsorship. Remember that the officers will not invite a new member until that person has had two sponsors post their support in the Recruitment area, so if you think a person would be an asset then get posting in support of them! See the Recruitment Policy (p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=89.topic) for more information.

When he's not drinking his own boot-juice, he's writing announcements and being an officer 😉

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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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Truly Naughty Troop Newsletter – Edition 19 – 9th June 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 19 - 9th June 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

It appears as though the developers have broken free of their chains, and are allowed to talk to the players again. All the feedback from the Sony summit says roughly the same thing - the developers are passionate about the game, they want to improve it, and now they're once again allowed to do so. Sony admit that Gates was a huge mistake, and are making sure they listen to what the players want. Now is the time to take part in discussions on forums about the game, because Sony are listening.

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

Hedge - 17 people from TNT completed the PoN Hedge event and got flagged for PoNB. It was tough, never easy, and always on edge, but it was great fun. Thanks to everyone who made it so. (p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...201.topic)

HoT - the HoT raid on 5th June was a roaring success, at least 11 armour drops, and our quickest pull/kill rate to-date. Lots of new raiders got to see the zone as well. (p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...199.topic)

Sadly, Laanyan and Sileldar have left the guild (their alts remain at present) - we wish them well.

[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

Sat Jun 12th HoT - Meeting time: 9am ADT/10am PDT/1pm EDT/5pm GMT. Meeting Place: ToV (Temple of Veeshan)

Sat Jun 19th - Vindi - Meeting time: 9am ADT/10am PDT/ 1pm EDT/ 5pm GMT - Meeting Place: Kael - p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=205.topic


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4. Zone-mania

From Siddhaya,

Mines of Nurga:

I am currently trying to make Siddhaya non-KOS in Chardok to make future King-kills much faster and easier (of course this is partly pure selfishness as Zargol still needs this kill 🙂 . Besides killing goblins in Frontier Mountains for faction, salts and skins I often two-box in the mines of Nurga.

Pros: Zone with dark-blue mobs (for level 58) from the beginning that hit not too much (max low 100s). Zone-modifier (though not as good as PoP). A lot of named mobs that drop nice loot that sells for some cash or can be used for twinking chars in the 30s-40s. Killing will give you faction hits pro Chardok. Mobs drop a decent amount of cash and vendor-loot. Melee bind point near (there are old ruins west and a bit north of Nurga entrance - was a secret once, today there's an NPC there telling you just that information 😉 ).

Cons: Mobs run, so bring a snarer. The zone is quite a bit off. I usually take FV-book, Dreadlands, Frontier Mountains, Nurga. If you have no cleric/pally with you - do not die.

Tips & Tricks: When zoning in you stand in some shallow water. The usual way to start exploring is to levitate down the waterfall to your left. This will bring you to some green-to-58 mobs that get harder as you go deeper into the dungeon. The trick for higher levels or the more adventerous type is to take a right turn and swim *up* the small waterfall there. I usually manage to do by just having Spirit of Eagle but after a shrink (gnome illusion does as well) you really should have no problems swimming up. The mobs up there are mostly dark-blue to 58 (I mention 58 so often because that's the level of my two-box druid). Just follow further in, mobs on the far end of the mines are even dark blue to 65. Monks have to visit those mines at least once for the fight with the Earthen Fist (part of epic).

If after a few kills you find Nurga too boring you can switch over to Temple of Droga where you find mobs that are a bit harder and nameds that drop even better loot (most famous probably being the Copper Hammer of Striking off of the king). If you want to do that beware that the eastern zone to Droga is only one way out from Nurga, the other is only one way in.


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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.

Don't forget - there's also a section of the website where people can record their tradeskills to help others out - check it here - p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...ID=3.topic

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7. Useful Links

Lots of feedback from the Sony Summit,

www.graffe.com/forums/sho...hp?t=18413
www.mobhunter.com/article...1863105531
www.thesteelwarrior.org/f...php?t=7457
p202.ezboard.com/fpaladin...9890.topic
www.thesafehouse.org/view...p?p=145875
forums.gucomics.com/viewtopic.php?t=2220
www.therunes.net/forums/v...php?t=4178
eq.crgaming.com/viewartic...ticle=5406
thedruidsgrove.org/forums...php?t=8094

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 Siddhaya,

On Antonius Bayle where I have a little enchantress an "/ooc cc" is usually used for "camp check" so seems they are even more lazy than us.


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9. Messages

From Maeven/Snowfyre,

My first raid was the one Saturday the 5th - I know Ser wanted us to post at the boards, but I forgot until just now 🙂 I had a wonderful time! I wish RL would allow me to attend more of them. I hope I wasn't too much of a "noob" in the actual execution. Maeven really appreciated the guidance and advice from guildees who patiently answered tell questions and/or sent me tidbits to keep me afloat. A heartfelt thank you to them! I was operating on the "keep your eyes & ears open, learn all you can mode." I don't know how it went for others, but I felt it was rather smooth and directions were clear. It seems like we got some nice drops.

Most of all though, I appreciated the chance to do something with members of the guild I don't normally see or group with. There are times I feel I miss out on "truly" belonging because my toons are not high enough to hang with what seems to be the "core" Troop or because real life schedules conflict with fun! 🙂 I'm glad I got to go this time.

Be Naughty!


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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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Truly Naughty Troop Newsletter – Edition 18 – 2nd June 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 18 - 2nd June 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

18 weeks on, and the newsletter is still here. It needs more input from you guys, but I'll keep plodding along with it anyway.

Sony is taking more notice of it's customers, and they are making an obvious effort to find out what people think is wrong with the game. Checking through class boards and other EQ related sites shows an increased presence from Devs asking people what they think is wrong, Sony putting some kind of community gathering together, a huge increase in the feedback on the EQLive forums etc. I don't care why Sony is doing this, I'm just glad they are.

It still makes me sad (yes, even Evil people can be sad) to see developers talking about stuff on the EQLive forums, and idiots posting three page rants about stuff the developers can obviously do nothing about, or moaning at the developers about how long it took for them to start talking back. It's usually not their fault folks - don't give them a hard time just when they're starting to talk to us.

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!! Laanyan hit 65, grats 🙂

HoT - HoT went better than ever. Loads of drops. No deaths. A lot has to do with the increasing average level of the raids there, but it's also an indication of our increased confidence and ability. We're still too reliant on individuals, could we do HoT as easily if Rif wasn't there for example? But we're farming HoT now, not struggling to raid it, and that's a major achievement in my view. Get your toons to 55, get them at least dubious to CoV, and get them to HoT for some armour upgrades.

Serayus has added a number of new sections to the EZ board forum, they are for Vex Thal keys and PoP progression, pop along and take a look.

[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

Thu Jun 3rd Vex Thal Keys - Meeting time: 11AM ADT/12PM PDT/3PM EDT/7PM GMT - Meeting Place: PoK - full details here p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=200.topic

Sat Jun 5th HoT - Meeting time: 9am ADT/10am PDT/1pm EDT/5pm GMT - Meeting Place: ToV (Temple of Veeshan) - full details here p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=199.topic

Sun Jun 6th Thelin's Torment (PoNb access) - Meeting time: 10AM ADT/11AM PDT/2PM EDT/6PM GMT - Meeting Place: PoT at PoN Entrance - full details here p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=201.topic

Our allies, the Lightkeepers are raiding,

Location : Plane of Hate, Date : Mid-July - full details here p204.ezboard.com/flightke...=231.topic

Location : Plane of Air or Sky not sure, Date : End of June - full details here p204.ezboard.com/flightke...=230.topic

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4. Zone-mania

Everyone hates every zone in the game and no one bothers to send me stuff :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.

Don't forget - there's also a section of the website where people can record their tradeskills to help others out - check it here - p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...ID=3.topic

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7. Useful Links

Interested in working out how much damage you do? Or finding other information in your log files? Check out these sites,

home.inreach.com/kai/EQCompanion/
nielsen-woodwinds.com/eqw.../index.php
www.geocities.com/Caladel/
www.eqdamage.co.uk/
www.yalp.org/
www.brookings.net/~dcoyle/index.html

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

Snowfyre makes an interesting point,

"I've always used "gtg" as "good to go" and that has been my experience on Torvo. I WAS playing another server the other day (trying out a new class) and "gtg" was used more as "got to go" Was a surprise to me when the tank said ok GTG and logged.... lol Wasn't the first time I saw it there. Just curious as to what the majority have seen the usage as?"

Anyone else seen any odd server differences? I know camp names can vary wildly (on other servers, the BoT camps are called Earth, Water, etc. rather than South, West, etc.) but hadn't considered how different acronyms could be?

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9. Messages

None None None

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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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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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Truly Naughty Troop Newsletter – Edition 16 – 19th 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 16 - 19th 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 again minions, welcome to the peons in the back. Welcome to the 16th edition of the legendary Truly Naughty Troop newsletter.

I want to talk about different types of guild, mainly two different types. Hero Guilds and Council Guilds. Council Guilds are led by a council of officers, but more importantly, the membership associates with the Council as their leading body, there isn't a single figurehead as such, with whom the guild associates. Hero Guilds on the other hand have a leader who is the figurehead for the guild, even if there is a council of officershelping out. The mood or tempo of the guild is generally tied to the Hero guild leader. Some of you may recognise this from Business theory, it works for guilds as well. Truly Naughty Troop is, in my evil and not so humble view, a Hero Guild. Yes, we have some officers, and they work together for our guild, but generally, Serayus/Torelian is the Hero leader of our guild, and the tempo and mood in the guild is linked to Serayus/Torelian. This places a strong burden of responsibility upon that hero leader, and an equally strong burden of responsibility on the members of the guild.

When Torelian isn't present, we're going to feel adrift, but when Torelian is present, we need to make sure we provide him with support and encouragement to make his job easier.

*~*~ Or I'll Eat Your Souls. ~*~*

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! Orth dinged 60 (and then 61) - grats Orth 🙂

Omens of War is coming soon - the new EQ expansion - everquest.station.sony.co.../index.jsp -looks like quite a bit of content. Did I already mention that in a newsletter? I can't remember.

EQII website has been revamped, and now contains a lot more information - everquest2.station.sony.com/

HoT Raid - hmm, wobbly start, good loot drops in the end. I'm sure I don't need to remind anyone that they may wish to avoid LDoN or specific duration activity, close to the start of a raid, especially when there's a risk of wiping and needing to recover. TNT wants everyone who can and wants, to attend the HoT raids, but there are some requirements you must meet before doing so, in summary - level 55 and non-KOS to CoV. The CoV faction is trivial to check before you get to Sontalak and he eats you (at least two people died to him). The raid started 2 hours late due to LDoN's over-running, and then people having issues with Sontalak and other creatures on the way to the raid. Remember, the raid start time is when we should start buffing, not when we should start travelling to the meeting location. Having said that - the raid was successful, lots of loot drops inall classes, and only a single death (and that was the puller, which isn't always possible to avoid). Hopefully the next one will be even better and will have an even higher attendance thanks to some faction work by Atrias/Cukrarn. You can check out all the HoT info here p087.ezboard.com/ftrulynaughtytroopfrm18 - and specific requirements of attending - p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...ID=6.topic (the first post talks about being Ally to CoV - you need that to hand in armour, so you should aim for it ASAP, but you only need to be non-KOS to attend).

[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

Chardok Queen - Meeting time:Sunday The 23rd of May 2004 - 1PM EST/ 10 AM PST / 5PM GMT, Meeting Place:PoK Druid Port In, Zone in time (Time raid actually Starts): 2:30-3:00 PM EST - full details p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=193.topic

Kael - Atrias is talking about running some Kael raids - full details here p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=192.topic

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4. Zone-mania

From Serayus,

Tore begged me to add this in, soooo.....Lower Guk: Undead Froggies, Undead Froggies, Undead Froggies....You get the point. Where else can a Smiter ofundead evil go between level 40 and 50, get excellent XP and enjoy seeing their undead DD Proc! Not to mention FS Weapons for Blacksmith tradeskilling, lots of good loot, and decent cash! Oh the JOYS!

Veksar: Lower Guk on steroids! Yes, the Pallies second home! From levels 55+ you get to romp in and Keel undead, plus take out named mobs that have YUMMY Item drops (Soulscream belt, Darkfaith Earring, to name a few). It sits in the middle of beautiful Lake of Ill Omen, and boasts lots of challenges and decent loot!

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5. Help Wanted

Atrias wants some help in Hate - p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=191.topic

Muldian wants some help in the Hole - p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=190.topic

CoV faction - some people still need CoV faction - at least one person was on Giant faction in a previous guild and needs our help to allow him to attend HoT raids - if Jassako is on when you are, consider going to Kaeland helping him out.

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6. Help Offered

We're all evil, no one's offering any services at the moment.

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7. Useful Links

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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

From Torelian,
Acronym Buster! OK, here is an unusual one that I used to use alot. BEFG. Translation: Big Evil F***ing Grin. Useage: Come here little Undead Froggy! *BEFG*

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9. Messages

Be nice or I'll eat your soul.

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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 otheradministrative 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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