Friday, July 7, 2017

Secret World Legends needs a Forum

Posted this on The Secret World forum, but it will likely be deleted as FunCom in its infinite wisdom has decided to relaunch TSW (The Secret World) as Secret World Legends (SWL) with enough changes that new people are confused

The veterans of TSW had a wonderful helpful community and are trying their best to continue, but there isn't a good place to store and discuss the accumulated information and wealth of knowledge the vets bring to the table.

FunCom believes Reddit, Twitter and Facebook suffice as communication vehicles and all have their place, but they're not a stable, searchable, community building place like a forum.

Anyway, here's the post....

Interesting discussion last night between many of the vets - the names that know TSW/SWL inside and out - about the need for #Noobmares to make its appearance. 

Apparently there is much confusion on the Elites (seeing the questions).  It would be great if there was a place that all the theorycrafters could post their ideas - that was SEARCHABLE.  There is so much new info - what stats are needed, helping people with builds, etc.  Daily chat is filled with the same questions every day, almost every hour and there is nowhere to point the new people too.

As much as the vets are NOT the target audience - they are still actively helping answer questions that FC has chosen to leave very much in the figure-it-out zone.  Don't continue to alienate the vets, they are here because they love TSW/SWL, and truly want it to success, is giving them a place to put the combined wealth of information (ie a forum), that hard?

Or the option is to tell new people - go dig thru pages and pages of Reddit?  Ask on Twitter or Facebook?

I was trying to find something for a cabal-mate regarding aurum to MoF and how they worked but you can't search the FC 'preferred' communication vehicles.  Google returns mostly useless information, so ???

FunCom we need a forum.  #SWLneedsaForum

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Fallen Gate Server (Everquest II)

Always wanted to try Everquest II, but feel lost so many years later?  Daybreak launched Fallen Gate Server last week.  It starts old school and will 'add' each expansion every 12 weeks.

From EQ2:

 The Isle of Refuge awaits your arrival as the newest Time-Locked Expansion server launches today!  Now you can relive your early days in EverQuest II AND earn rewards that will carry over to other servers!

Explore EverQuest’s Heritage

Heritage Quests are a staple of adventure in EverQuest II and we have some exciting rewards for those who complete them on Fallen Gate.

Completion of any HQ on the Fallen Gate server will not only provide the normal reward, but also make a level appropriate version available for all your characters!  Time to take those Journeyman’s Boots off the shelf put them to good use!

Once you have earned your reward, pick them up on any server from Fracture the Inheritance merchants located in Freeport and Qeynos.

The Fallen Gate server is only available to All Access Members, so sign up now and begin your adventure in Norrath!

FAQ for Fallen Gate Server here.

Gorowyn City Festival = July 1-7

From EQ2 Wire:

Come visit the shores in Timorous Deep for the Gorowyn City Festival July 1-7!

Spend City Tokens* on local specialties, generic festival goods, appearance clothing, or food & drink.

Make sure all your characters have finished the Gorowyn Postage Collection, speak to Kella Swampfoot to assist with festival quests, and achieve 244 seconds or less in the local Aether Race to earn the Wind Warden title.

Gorwyn is the "red marble" City Festival.  It won't be available again until December (or on the broker if you're lucky!).
Red marble Dividers, column,mirror and counter


WHEN: 12:01am PT on July 1st – 11:59pm PT on July 7th

WHERE: Timorous Deep, on the dock, /way 2339, 80, 1441 (the merchants are found at /way 2388, 21, 1349)

QUESTS: Special Delivery, Special Order Crafting, Special Order Gathering
ACHIEVEMENTS: Delivery Ahoy, Harvesting Hoopla, Kella Caffeinated, Requisition Acclamation
MERCHANT ITEMS: EQ2 Traders | EQ2 Furniture


** City Tokens can be earned doing the quests during the City Festivals OR doing Writs at any time.

The Proof of the Pudding is finally done!

Yes. It is done!  Proof the Pudding tradeskill questline in Everquest 2 is complete on all nine tradeskill professions!

Top row =Sage, Woodworker, Weaponsmith
Middle row = Alchemist, Carpenter, Provisioner
Bottom row = Tailor, Jeweler, Armorsmith

This signature quest is from the Rise of Kunark expansion (2007ish - ouch!), with a great reward.  Mastercraftman cloak 1.0 and Earring of Solstice.  There are multiple steps to get to this quest (rep grind with Bathezid's Watch in Fens of Nathsar for one).  If you are level 72+ and can get the adventure quests that is much faster.  Many of my crafters are below 40, so had to do the crafting grind after completing New Lands, New Profits from Taskmaster Greeblentus in Teren's Grasp. (I've only completed the rep with Bathezid to 40K+ on one character to access heirloom recipes for the gang.)   

Now with EQ2's latest expansion, Kunark Ascending, this quest line is a requirement, so I figured I might as well get it done!  I hadn't intended to do ALL 9 professions, but found it wasn't quite as bad as many made it seem and was going to be needed anyway so why not.

So, turned on Netflix and crafted away!

This is the crafting center where many hours has been spent.  Having this set up - crafting stations, depots full of materials and fuel, and the house published for speedy travel back in forth from the writ giver in Bathezid made this much easier.

Once that grind is completed, a chat with Danelak Hosfoak, (must be level 80), one more crafting task for him (trade skill specific), and then it was off to Neeta Cabbageleaf in Rivervale.

You can craft items for your alts and put them in your shared bank as they'll be classed as Heirloom.

 Much crafting left to do, as the gang works towards crafting level 100 (Provisioning, Carpentry and Alchemy are done!) as well as ALL of the new Artisan Tradeskill lines in Tears of Veeshan, Altar of Malice, and Thalumbra still to do.

Here's a wonderful guide to Proof of the Pudding on EQ2.Wikia