Ahh that's right Linyen was Steve/MJ.Linyen was a Wizard that was a warrior that switched in velious or luclin.
Also, maybe my favorite part about the whole thing was Dima posting about it and saying he knew how it was exactly 70 perfectly stacked corpses because he farmed that locate corpse wand and not because of SEQ.
Just give me oow lock tlp. Weeee
Holy fuck. That's actually really interesting.https://www.everquest.com/news/eq-mischief-progression-server-2021 EverQuest Bristlebane Be Praised - Mischief is coming! Time to announce the launch date for Mischief and a few other notes. Mischief Ruleset - Mangler XP Progression Agents of Change Enabled Pick Zones Enabled Free Trade...www.firesofheaven.org
The mad lads did it
Holy fuck. That's actually really interesting.
I can barely get on and raid on Aradune as is, so I figured this would be my last TLP for significant amount of time... The random loot idea is interesting, but no thanks doing full expac clears all week.
Pretty sure this is why all these nerfs have been going in like AE'ing and nerfing the chain spawning mob in sleepers was in preparation for this new TLP. If you remember there was a lengthy phinny thread where a bunch of people were recommending randomized loot to get away from 1 person locking down a camp. Many of the replies were that if they randomized loot, people would just AE every single zone.
Everyone was sooooo sure that the AE nerfs were because of cryers and botters. Who was it again that kept posting it's likely it had nothing to do with that?
That's a good point about full xpac clears every week. I think that will cause a lot of burnout in some expansions, but it really all depends on how granular the tiering is. Also wonder how they will adjust loot percentages. Like, the bard cloak from Shei in Akheva Ruins is super important to get for a bard but it has a pretty low drop rate, IIRC. Will be hard to try and get that out of era or if there will be a lot more in era because percentages get normalized? A lot to find out, but I guess that's kind of fun itself.
On the plus side, you may be able to move on to newer raids instead of doing certain older raids as you progress, which can be refreshing. Having to do an old raid that you've done a billion times for just one or two special items blows.
In practice there isn't a lot of named farming done via ae. The major ae spots just were not targeting a lot of mobs with a rare tag with the sole exception of the sides of griegs. AEing seb would see a decent chunk but not a significant amount and a lot of the higher named further in would be skipped; the money there was gems, spells, and random drops like ods, which were not from named. Deep was the biggest ae spot by a landslide and very light on named to trash ratio although there's a few. At best... the possibility of pulling ae out where it wasn't being used before is there, but its not a big hit if your slumlording low content. For example if you are plat grinding off grimlings in hollowshade you don't need to stun at all. If you are crashing all of lguk onto you, they bunch, so one stun followed by a long cooldown tends to be fine assuming you're 60.