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man, i have so many EQ stories . Emarr was a weird server. one day for no fucking reason my friend was ported directly into Veeshans's Peaks (along with a dozen or so other random players non keyed and under level). some crazy fucking guide just felt like summoning folks in there. i had a guildie who once told me on the sly that he was in the guide program on another server and i sent him a frantic message about what just happened and what i could do to help my friend who's corpse was now under the ass of a VP dragon. nobody i knew could even go in there to help CR .
finally my guildie gets back to me and says "uh i dont know what to say, VP is hands off to guides, how your friend got ported in there wasnt a bug, its a "feature" "so basically we had to log out and complain on eq chat with the other folks who got summoned. i thought for sure the GM was gonna tell us to fuck off. luckily they didnt and people got their corpses back
and we were probably the last server to do any kind of rotation system for epic mobs or dragons in general. the server motto was always "race to the dragons" even when there was no dragons to race to, but a zone or valuable named pop. was all very cutthroat and i wouldnt have it any other way. after i quit eq i was so disgusted with how happy sunny WoW was at launch that i quit after 4 months.Emarr server was amusing. Named for the Goddess of Love, filled with a community that completely loathed itself. Should have realized we were a fucked up place when Ebonlore started there.
Used to love looking at the loot screenshots from the top guilds as they downed bosses for the first time... especially knowing you never knew if there was some ultra rare drop that hadn't been found yet.
Also... I always looked forward to patch days since they seemed to introduce game breaking bugs all the time (hello CoF from rats in freeport!). Always was fun to find the temporary exploits and try to utilize them as much as possible before they were patched.
ya know what though, while uberguild loot had the best stats and it made me much more resilient and increased my abilities to stand up against powerful creatures, it was all relative to the mobs we were fighting. yeah if i was kitted out in PoP gear i woild be awesome in the old zones, but why would i even bother with the old zones? to show off? that shit gets old after a few minutes. i was still vulnerable to the mobs we were fighting in PoP. the sad part was we still had guys dying because they didnt have basic items from release. the fishbone earring i had in my inventory since i created the character (because of above mentioned drowning issues), even though i have an everlasting breath spell i still kept the earring. no matter what we still lost people in plane of air because our melees didnt have some air breathing item or spell of some kind. like fucking ask me to cast it on you. nope. and it wasnt like this shit was the first time we fought in an airless environment, i was with these guys when we were still hunting kedge keep and then sirens grotto. used to drive me batty.While other kids checked out KB Toys and Sears catalogs, I checked out the uber guilds websites for loot I'd one day get.
anyone have a boogeyman on your server? somebody that was always known for ninjalooting or training others just for the lulz? on emarr we had a guy named mistywolf. dude ninjaed naggy loot, he ninjaed noob groups trained just about everyone. it go so much people had him pretty much everywhere. it was like a folk legend. if you didnt know better you would think there was no such person. he was real though. eventually the guy either got banned or just switched chars cuz by velius he was never seen again.
GMs would definitely intervene in those situations. I was in Machin Shin on Xegony and a guild member robbed a couple guildmate accounts and then threw up a bunch of the shit in the bazaar. Next day everything was returned by a GM (but the guy who did the stealing was not punished, just guild removed then quit).