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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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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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Truly Naughty Troop Newsletter – Edition 14 – 5th 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 14 - 5th 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

Holy Cow it's May already! Mailing list membership is up to 55 readers, thanks to those who joined, welcome to the new folk, and don't forget to badger your guild-mates to sign up if they haven't yet. May, already, we're into the second quarter of the year, where's it all going?

Another patch gone by (and another one today!), more subtle changes, a new LDoN zone for the under 50's, and people are STILL getting stuck in the tree in PoK (I've TL'ed four people out, and I grew a halfling twice and that helped him escape).

I managed to abuse my body, hands, broadband connection, keyboard and stomach over the weekend here in the UK, doing virtually nothing but play EQ. Ah well, no change :)

On with the content (which you are encouraged to submit otherwise I'll just start pasting a link to the boards, come on, send it in).

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! Congratulations to Moonebeam on hitting 65 :) Storm Warden Moonebeam :)

DING! Congratulations to Belkhanu on hitting 65 and getting HoV! MGB-HoV-arama!

Hot - we raided HoT again, and it was smoother than ever. One death (ranger ate rage), no aborted kill attempts, one named down, and various armour drops. I would encourage everyone who meets the pre-reqs for raiding HoT to come along to one of them at some point, they're more fun now we're more in control of the mobs, and ifwe can up the kill rate, we can drop more named dragons. I wrote a short review (p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...254.topic) and posted some logs (p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...255.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

Nothing planned at present, Serayus is talking about weekend of the 15th for his next scheduled raid, more details when I know it.

Don't forget - anyone in TNT can organised events, and if you get an officer involved it may be possible to get it DKP sanctioned - however fishing contents, lowbie-raids, epic battles, etc. are all something guild members should be able to organise. Remember the key elements - give people plenty of warning, give people plentyof information, talk to people in advance and find out when they can attend.

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4. Zone-mania

Ok, all I want is ONE person to mail me THREE lines about their favourite zone in the game, go on, someone must be able to spend the time.

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5. Help Wanted

Nothing this week.

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6. Help Offered

Nothing this week.

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7. Useful Links

Belligerant posted this on the EZBoard, it's a collection of useful EQ links, www.mindspring.com/~ternent/EQGuide.html

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

Nothing this week.

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9. Messages

Nothing 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 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 Gnomtrix if I'm on.

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Truly Naughty Troop Newsletter – Edition 13 – 28th April 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 13 - 28th April 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

13 is unlucky for some - but we're not superstitious, and so we decided not to skip the 13th edition and go straight for 14. We're staring 13 square in the face and daring it to cause us problems. We don't expect anything untoward to happen.

And now, it's Wednesday, and I can't check EZBoard to find out what's going on - 'cos they're moving all their servers to some other place in the universe. So I've sent out a note saying no newsletter until Thursday.

Another long patch for EQ, PoK for all, HOT zones, a new place to kill elves, lots of changes. Let's hope it's a good thing and not a last dying clutch.

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

Reaver-Mania - as the post says, let the facts speak for themselves - Reavers that respawned off of one reaver: 139, Total time: 1 hour 19 minutes, Jade Reavers looted: 11, Total raid party deaths: 0 - check out this thread - p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=108.topic for more details. There's a message from Deerrunner at the end of the newsletter.

HoT Fun - well the HoT raid went quite well. Not many folk there, which always makes it a challenge and everyone worked twice as hard. Loads of plate dropped and a couple of pieces of silk. We even got an elusive Plate Breastplate. Hopefully more folk will have a chance to turn up for the one this coming Sunday - more enchanters required please (gating mobs caused us some problems).

[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

Halls of Testing - Sunday 2nd May - Meeting time: 10am ADT/11am PDT/2pm EDT/6pm GMT at ToV. Be there, kill dragons, get phat loot, go home :)

Deerrunner's Great Giveaway - Friday 30th 8pm EST - Nexus, next to Larren. Ganaye left a load of gear for the guild, and Deerrunner is giving it away at this time. Check out the process here p087.ezboard.com/ftrulyna...=183.topic

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4. Zone-mania

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5. Help Wanted

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6. Help Offered

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7. Useful Links

Handy with a bow? Want to shoot stuff? Check out www.eqrangers.com/ - I've no idea how good it is, what do I know about following animal tracks?

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

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9. Messages

Deerrunner writes (about the CoM thing),

Ok first off this was never meant to become a raid. It actually went something like this. Myself and Gemmie were in PON looking to get Pg 19 of Dark Power for the Cloak of the Wise. Several people were sitting around bored and offered to come help get it. We got that in like 10 minutes. Thanks to all that helped. Then Atrias asked if we could go get a Jade Reaver for his epic and Takenya asked if we could take down a mob in Steamfont for his epic. We headed to Steamfont, Vimhula asked if he could come so we had to make a raid to include the 7th member. We easily took down the barbie in SF for Tak and headed to COM. This is where things got interesting. News got out that we were goin for the Reavers and people started coming out of the woodwork volunteering to come and help out Atrias with his epic drop. Before we really realized what was happening we had 2 groups. We got in and started wasting reavers and more peeps started showing up and we were up to 3 groups. As noted in the previous post, we killed reavers till our fingers bled and still people were offering, and even heading in, to help us out without being asked. All the way up to the time when they stopped spawning we had people inbound to CoM to help. The response was fantastic. I want to thank all that showed up not so much for the great job they all did, and they did do a great job, but for being the kind of guildies that will jump at the chance to help out a guildy. As we say in the Navy, BRAVO ZULU to all involved.

Now on a different note as this was never planned or intended to become a raid, and I was accidentally put in the position of raid leader, no loot rules or other plans were laid for this event. I hope that all were pleased with the way we divvied up the loot and how the raid went off but I am sure that some of you would be happy to offer some constructive criticism. Please feel free to do so. I had a good time leading that whole flalex and will probably try to do something like it in the future so any pearls of wisdom you have would be appreciated. And again great job to all of you! You make me proud to 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 Gnomtrix if I'm on.

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Truly Naughty Troop Newsletter – Edition 12 – 21st April 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 12 - 21st April 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 edition 12. In the search for something original and witty to say in the introduction, I tried to find a picture on the web of some ASCII art breasts. See the lengths that I'll go to, to make this newsletter worth it? Anyway, I found some but they're either too large to include, to badly done or need to be done in very small text for it to work. So there goes that idea. Still, it passed half an hour.

It's been a frustrating week for many folk in EQ, not much grouping going on during some times of the day, not sure if I can offer any advice other than hang in there and set your own groups up if and when you can (not that I ever do that, I'm low on energy and patience so putting pickup groups together isn't something I relish).

Anyway enough of this, on with the meat as they say.

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 Eats TNT (and not in a good way) - two attempts, two almost complete wipes (yay FD). Vindi chewed through us like a tasty omelette. We will be back, we're just not sure when. Long discussion here b22.ezboard.com/ftrulynau...=176.topic and here b22.ezboard.com/ftrulynau...=247.topic

Ixiblat sues for harassment - in just breaking news, Ixiblat Fer has filed against TNT for continued harassment. In a statement, the Fire Elemental said, "TNT continually spawn me in my burning woods home (located off Veksar this week) chase me around and kill me. I'm tired of it frankly, and I want it to stop." No one from the Troop was available for comment, although a large order for fire resistance rings has been placed. Grats to Xakc for getting One Step Closer. Screenshots here www.darkstorm.co.uk/galle...xakc_ixi_1 and here www.darkstorm.co.uk/galle...akc_ixi_2. Full Epic Screenshot Gallery is here www.darkstorm.co.uk/galle...me=album07

Ding - Teeliana strikes 60 (and if you see her in BoT two levels early, it's because she's flagged) - Grats Teel.

Yrethia released - after being kidnapped and held in a small white box for nearly three days, we are relieved to hear that Yrethia has finally been released and is once again terrorising frogs in Guk. Congrats :)

DKP-A-Rama - there's a new forum on the boards which records your DKP raid attendance, check it out here b22.ezboard.com/ftrulynaughtytroopfrm21

Everquest FAQ - rather than post this in the links section, I thought I'd include it here. There's an everquest newsgroup (alt.games.everquest), and the folk in there have put a FAQ together, it's BIG and I haven't read all of it so can't promise how accurate or useful it is, but here's the link anyway - webpages.charter.net/lenny13/age.faq.htm

[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

Deep Fun - Serayus wants to lead some folk into The Deep for some Fun - check out the details here - b22.ezboard.com/ftrulynau...=180.topic - no time as yet - but the day is Saturday 24th April.

It's HoT and wet (well, one out of two isn't bad) - Sunday 25th April - TNT do HoT - full details - b22.ezboard.com/ftrulynau...=179.topic - start time is 10am ADT/11am PDT/2pm EDT/6pm GMT meet AT ToV ready to go at those times.

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4. Zone-mania

Someone PLEASE send me a description of your favourite zone and why - if you don't, I'll write something and you'll be forced to listen to my endless waffling. You Have Been Warned. (Or, I may just post nude ascii-art).

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5. Help Wanted

Laanyan is looking for spells - he's after some 63rd Paladin Spells - full details here b22.ezboard.com/ftrulynau...D=29.topic

Moonebeam is still after Green Goblin Skins and those Mountain Salt thingies, shoot her a tell in guild for more info.

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6. Help Offered

No one is helping anyone today :)

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7. Useful Links

Feel like you need to confess? Check out this link on the TNT Boards - b22.ezboard.com/ftrulynau...=103.topic - why not post about your worst wipe causing mistake :)

An EQLive special :) Here's some links to various useful EQ Live pages,

Server Status
eqlive.station.sony.com/s...status.jsp

Upcoming Update Information (not always up-to-date)
eqlive.station.sony.com/u...pdates.jsp

Technical Support Forum
eqforums.station.sony.com...rd.id=tech

General New Player Forum
eqforums.station.sony.com...ard.id=TNZ

Torv Forum
eqforums.station.sony.com...rvonnilous

Full Forum Listing
eqforums.station.sony.com...redir=true

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

Er, more soon, I promise. (Feel free to send me stuff)

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9. Messages

This just in from the TNT Officers,

As a result of discussion, the Guild Officers have come up with the following recruitment process for anyone wanting to join the guild. Please note that there will be no exceptions to this (alts notwithstanding).

1. Person must apply using the 'Recruitment' section of the EzBoard, no exceptions.

2. Person must be sponsored by at least two full members of the guild, at least one of whome should be an Officer, by replying to their post on the EzBoard.

3. Person will serve a probationary period of 1 month, at the end of which time a poll will be created in the Officers section to vote on making the person a full member, remove them from the guild or extend their probation by one month.

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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 Gnomtrix if I'm on.

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Truly Naughty Troop Newsletter – Edition 11 – 15th April 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 11 - 15th April 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! So, it was a bank holiday weekend here in the UK. Was a national holiday on Friday, and again on Monday, but I worked all day Sunday, so I'm really confused about what day it is, and didn't notice that I'd missed the Wednesday newsletter until late last night. What can I say, sorry.

It's still very, very, very quiet in-game at the moment (at least it is when I'm on), but hopefully it'll pick up soon. This is gonna be a short newsletter.

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

Damn HoT! TNT Raided HoT, with not many people, and killed dragons, I wasn't there and there hasn't been a posting on the boards about it, so can't comment much, except well done.

Ixi or Isn't he - Ixiblat died again at the hands of the TNT so that Zargol could get one step closer to the epic. Grats!

Eviltrix Dinged 62 - hasn't stepped into BoT yet though - yay me.

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

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3. Upcoming Events

Vindi Verdi Vondi - Serayus challenges the Troop to a day of Vindi Death and Mayhem - be there and watch him fall (Vindi, not Serayus) - April 17th - Meeting time: 9am ADT/10am PDT/ 1pm EDT/ 5pm GMT - pub21.ezboard.com/ftrulyn...=176.topic

Drunken Brawl - Waluvian wants to know how you feel about a Drunken Brawl - full post is here pub21.ezboard.com/ftrulyn...=244.topic

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4. Zone-mania

Still no other entries for this section - send 'em in folks or I'll just ditch this bit. 1 line, 10 lines, 100 lines, whatever you feel like.

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5. Help Wanted

None, it would seem.

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6. Help Offered

None, it would seem.

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7. Useful Links

Want to tank? Want someone to moan about how powerful the Necro pets are? Join the Steel Warriors www.thesteelwarrior.org/forum/

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

None this week - perhaps next week.

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9. Messages

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 Gnomtrix if I'm on.

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Truly Naughty Troop Newsletter – Edition 10 – 7th April 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 10 - 7th April 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

Wow, we made it into double figures, I thought I'd have got bored and given up far earlier than this ;) But doing the newsletter is actually quite fun and gives me something to do during the quiet moments at work.

I think the Overking in Chardok is petitioning TNT because we keep wasting him, he dropped twice again this week, without any serious incident, and two more guild clerics are a step closer to their epics. Will that be 7 or 8 epic clerics now, I've lost count. I suspect Ragefire is already making plans for his escape (I'm writing this on Monday evening, if we drop Rage before Wednesday, remember when I wrote this when you read it, if you see what I mean).

Fabled mobs are still present in the game, and are adding an additional challenge to travelling through some zones, and those damn skeletons are still clawing their way out of the ground at nights and wreaking havock in a few zones. No news yet from Sony when those will go away - perhaps they're here to stay?

More folk have returned to TNT over the last week, welcome back Taninea, Waluvean and Trevawn, good to see you all back.

Update - so it's Wednesday, and since I wrote the above, Ragefire has died twice in 24 hours at the hands of TNT and two more clerics are waving their Clicky Sticks around in /gu - grats to Belk and Kish.

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

Congratulations to Jaenelle on getting her 8th Shawl complete - she sends her thanks to anyone who helped.

Congratulations to both Kishere and Belkhanu on their singed scroll drops, the Chardok raid was a great success, thanks to everyone who came along. Not as much chaos as last time ;) but then we also succeeded. Dropping the Overking with only 9 folk was a little nerve-wracking the second time, and as expected, he popped while we were dealing with three of his guards, but we'd planned for that, and he went down without any deaths the second time (he ate Sidd the first time around, but hey, she's a Monk, what do you expect?).

Congratulations to Belkhanu on his Ragefire kill and his resulting Epic :)

Congratulations to Kishere on her Ragefire kill and her resulting Epic :)

DING DING - Thorix dinged 65 - congratulations. DONG DONG - Thorix down-dinged 64 - commiserations. DING DING - Thorix dinged 65 - congratulations. ;)

[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! - Sunday 11th April - ToV Halls of Testing - Meeting time: 12pm ADT/1pm PDT/4pm EDT/8pm BST. Meeting Place: ToV (Tower of Veeshan) - pub21.ezboard.com/ftrulyn...=174.topic


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4. Zone-mania

This week's favourite zone is from Snowfyre and covers Gunthak and Dulak

The Gulf of Gunthak/Dulak's Harbor, progressively that is, have become two of my favorite places to hunt. Soloing - I hit the beach around 40-45 with Snowfyre. Careful pulling to walls and lessor made a difference (mini-kites are ok if you've cleared an area - otherwise stick to root/dot). I prefer the left side (zombies and skellies) to the right side (humans and bugs). /shrug Dunno why, they seem easier to deal with, maybe I just have a bug phobia ;) lol Some people might dislike the number of tunnel trains that happen here, but if you fight the left wall, you can avoid much of that. After a while you'll take bets on the biggest train causer :)

At 50/51, I have been soloing the initiates on the castle steps. There is a big area to the right of the steps where you can run them around if you get in trouble. (one lone drogmor along the wall will aggro if you get too close) Money is not good, xp is decent - for me that is :) I have found lately that I"m playing "afk" a lot lol. I need a relatively safe corner to sit in between pulls while I get rl stuff done. It's rarely camped and Snow has spent a few hours alone in this area. (Maybe it's the time of day that I play!)

Grouping - Dulak's Harbor is a blast. There's just something about sneaking a group past the townsfolk and onto the piers... I like the progression of boats (moving around the harbor they get harder). It gives you solid feel of advacement. When the "camp check" call comes, it's nice to see you moved from "Stormwave" to "LadyD" or wherever. Of course, Oceancrasher is still a dream for me /grin. The money is decent at the end of a run and so is the xp. My lvl 58 druid friend can solo the first boat... I admit I haven't been that brave yet.

Stormwave mobs are dark blue to me at 51. Duo-ing the first 2 boats in low 50's is where I am currently. Had a group of four on Dandolak and that was a blast. I also have lvl 65 Mage friend that solos Oceancrasher (some still being light blue/blue to him).

But, my "favorite" part of this zone has been the people. Maybe it's just been my luck with Dulak's, but I've found people fighting here to be respectful of camp rights, helpful with drops (perhaps due to the number of no drop quest items others are in search of), and generally friendlier than many other zones.

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5. Help Wanted

Moonebeam has a request - please keep all Green Goblin Skins and Death Mt. Mineral Salts for our up-and-coming rogue/mage Chardok CoTH Team - thanks :)


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6. Help Offered

None this week.

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7. Useful Links

Fancy monkying about? pub38.ezboard.com/bmonklybusiness43508 is the Monkly Business web forum - well worth looking at for anyone playing a monk.

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

A very long section of zone names, with some common abbreviations - not everyone uses these, and they do vary from server to server sometimes, but it's a good starter for 10. If I've got any wrong, let me know.

Antonica
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Befallen
Blackburrow (BB)
Cazic-Thule (CT)
East Commonlands (EC)
Eastern Plains of Karana (EK, East Karana)
Everfrost (EF)
Freeport (FP)
Gorge of King Xorbb
Gukta
Halas
High Keep (HHK, HK)
Highpass Hold (HPH)
Innothule Swamp
Jaggedpine Forest (JPF)
Kithicor Forest (Kith)
Lake Rathetear (Lake Rath, Lake Rathe)
Lavastorm Mountains (Lavastorm)
Lower Guk (LGuk)
Misty Thicket (Misty)
Nagafen's Lair (Sol B)
Najena
Nektulos Forest (Nek)
Neriak
Northern Desert of Ro (NRo, North Ro)
Northern Plains of Karana (NK, North Karana)
Oasis of Marr (Oasis)
Oggok
Permafrost Keep
Qeynos
Qeynos Catacombs
Qeynos Hills
Rathe Mountains (RM, Rathe)
Rivervale
Runnyeye Citadel
Solusek's Eye (Sol A)
Southern Desert of Ro (SRo, South Ro)
Southern Plains of Karana (SK, South Karana)
Splitpaw (Paw)
Surefall Glade (SFG)
Temple of Solusek Ro
The Arena
The Feerrott
Upper Guk
West Commonlands (WC)
Western Plains of Karana (WK, West Karana)

Odus
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Erudin
Erud's Crossing
Kerra Island
Paineel
Stonebrunt Mountains (Stonebrunt)
The Hole
The Warrens
Toxxulia Forest (Tox)

Faydwer
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Ak'Anon
Butcherblock Mountains (BB)
Castle Mistmoore (Mistmoore)
Crushbone (CB)
Dagnor's Cauldron (DC)
Estate of Unrest (Unrest)
Felwithe
Greater Faydark (GFay, GF)
Kaladim
Kedge Keep (KK)
Kelethin
Lesser Faydark (LFay)
Ocean of Tears (OOT)
Steamfont Mountains

Kunark
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Burning Wood (BW)
Cabilis
Chardok
City of Mist (CoM)
Dalnir
Emerald Jungle (EJ)
Firiona Vie (FV)
Frontier Mountains (FM)
Howling Stones
Kaesora
Karnor's Castle (KC)
Kurn's Tower (Kurn.s)
Lake of Ill Omen (LOIO)
Mines of Nurga (Nurga)
Sebilis
Skyfire Mountains (SF)
Swamp of No Hope
Temple of Droga
The Dreadlands (DL)
The Field of Bone (FoB)
The Overthere (OT)
Timorous Deep (TD)
Trakanon's Teeth (TT)
Veeshan's Peak (VP)
Veksar
Warsliks Woods (WW)

Velious
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Cobalt Scar (CS)
Crystal Caverns (CC)
Dragon Necropolis
Eastern Wastes (EW)
Iceclad Ocean (IC)
Icewell Keep
Kael Drakkal (Kael, KD)
Siren's Grotto (SG)
Skyshrine
Sleeper's Tomb
Temple of Veeshan (ToV)
The Great Divide (GD)
Thurgadin
Tower of Frozen Shadow (ToFS)
Velketor's Labyrinth (Velks, VL)
Wakening Land (WL)
Western Wastes (WW)

Luclin
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Acrylia Caverns (AC)
Akheva Ruins
Dawnshroud Peaks (DSP)
Echo Caverns (Echo, EC)
Fungus Grove (Fungus, FG)
Grieg's End (GE)
Grimling Forest
Hollowshade Moor
Katta Castellum
Maiden's Eye (ME)
Marus Seru (Marus, MS)
Mons Letalis
Netherbian Lair (Neth)
Nexus
Paludal Caverns (PC)
Sanctus Seru
Scarlet Desert
Shadeweaver's Thicket
Shadow Haven
Shar Vahl
Ssraeshza Temple
Tenebrous Mountains
The Bazaar
The Deep
The Grey
Twilight Sea (TS)
Umbral Plains (UP)
Vex Thal (VT)

Ykesha
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Crypt of Nadox (Nadox)
Dulak's Harbor (Dulak)
Gulf of Gunthak (Gunthak)
Hate's Fury
Torgiran's Mines

The Planes (Original)
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Plane of Air (PoA, PoSky, PoS)
Plane of Fear (PoF, Fear)
Plane of Growth (PoG)
Plane of Hate (PoH, Hate)
Plane of Mischief (PoM)

Planes of Power
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Crypt of Terris Thule
Doomfire, the Burning Lands (PoF, Plane of Fire)
Drunder, Fortress of Zek (PoTac, Plane of Tactics)
Eryslai the Kingdom of Wind (PoA, Plane of Air)
Halls of Honor (HoH)
Plane of Disease (PoD)
Plane of Innovation (PoI)
Plane of Justice (PoJ)
Plane of Knowledge (PoK)
Plane of Nightmare (PoN)
Plane of Storms (PoS)
Plane of Time (PoTime, Time)
Plane of Torment (PoTorment)
Plane of Tranquility (PoT)
Plane of Valor (PoV)
Reef of Coirnav (PoW, Plane of Water)
Ruins of Lxanvom (CoD, Crypt of Decay)
Temple of Marr
Torden, Bastion of Thunder (BoT)
Tower of Solusek Ro
Vegarlson the Earthen Badlands (PoE, Plane of Earth)


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9. Messages

A short message from Gnomtrix - thanks to those folk who helped me drop the Fabled Ishva Mal in Splitpaw - he doubles for 1300, enrages, summons, casts, is immune to runspeed changes, and can only be partially slowed. Thanks to Jaenelle, Taninea (who brought her Shadowknight) and Nevina. Wasn't a very tough fight and didn't last long. I estimate he has 60k hp if anyone else wants to try him - had to kill 7 placeholders, and thanks to the login server problems, no one else was in Paw for that spawn. I think the 8k harmtouch had the mob scared :)

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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 Gnomtrix if I'm on.

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Truly Naughty Troop Newsletter – Edition 9 – 31st March 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 9 - 31st Month 2004

Contents

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

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1. Introduction

Another Wednesday arrives - and another quiet week on EQ in terms of play time, and a busy patch period means there's not much to talk about again. Hopefully Sony are nailing the graphics problems one at a time, and those of you struggling to get into the game will be ok and back with us soon.

Normally, I'd keep this bit for the news section, or the links section, but I know how much pink buff icons can injure the eyes - if your buff icons are pink - check out this link www.eqgui.com/showthread....genumber=1 for the fix (although suggestion is that it's been fixed already by Sony so you may not need it).

No one replied with anything about their favourite zone, so I guess we'll drop that idea.

Anyway, on with the content.

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! Glaeken dinged 65 - grats Glae.

[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

PoH - Zashir is running a PoH raid - meet at PoK port in - Meeting time: 7pm PST Monday, April 5

Chardok - Belkhanu is trying again (and now has all the shards, so let's make this work) - Raid is leaving the OT stone in PoK at 10am AST / 11pm PST / 2pm EST / 8pm BST on Sat 3rd April.

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4. Help Wanted

None this week.

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5. Help Offered

None this week.

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6. Useful Links

Sony have increased the number of messages boards on their site (after closing them all done a little while back). You can check out their class based, server based and other message boards here - eqforums.station.sony.com/eq

Playing a Necro? Want to find out more? Check out this Necro class based website - necro.eqclasses.com/forum/default.asp

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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7. Acronym Buster

I'm working on it - honest.

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8. Messages

No body wanted to say anything.

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9. 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 Gnomtrix if I'm on.

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