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#1 Dec 31 2003 at 4:14 PM Rating: Default
I just recently began playing EQOA and have gotten fairly acquainted with the game mechanics. I'm now a level 10 Warrior in Qeynos and I'm wondering what do I do next? I've never played EQ before, but I played DAoC. There are a few things that seem more difficult to do in a PS2 game than in a PC one, and I'm just looking for a few tips.

1. Quests: After searching around the internet for awhile, I can't seem to find quests other than the ones given every few levels by the class master (I don't know what his official title is). I found one other, the sunbeetle one, but every other NPC I ask doesn't seem to offer any. I see a few here in there on the quest lists on EQOA webpages, but they're in places I don't know how to get to yet. Is there a trick to getting more quests, or is it not as frequent as it was in DAoC?

2. Travel: I talked to the stable master in Qeynos but he told me that I can't use a horse until I register at other stables. Does this mean I have to run around the whole continent before I can use a horse to travel around it? Any suggestions for where I should go next? I went to a nearby town, but there wasn't much else going on there. How important is it for me to travel, and are there any recommended places that I should head to first?

3. Groups: Where can I find groups? In PC mmorpgs, there's always a function for finding a group by searching for people your level or for groups that need your class... but that doesn't seem possible in this game. What is the best way that I can find a group?

I have a million other questions, but these are the most important. After looking around this seems like the most active EQOA community, thanks in advance for your help.

-Dagny
#2 Dec 31 2003 at 4:32 PM Rating: Decent
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hey, Im new to everquest too, but playd long enought to answer your questions. Here goes:
1) Yes the quests are non-frequent. Every 1 or 2 levels you will get a character quest. There are also side quests, but you really have o search for them.

2) yes you have to travel by foot at first. It can be a paain, but it can also be really helpful. there are a good number of places you cant get to by coach, because there is no stable. Plus you fight so you get xp, and that is the point of an rpg is it not?

3)Hit start. Go to community. go to WHO. look at the list, search it for compatability, then hit x. Either message them and ask them to join (the polite way), or just send them an invite. Dont be surprised if yu get shot down when yu invite without messaging first.

Thats about all the adviceI have. That and its worth dropping $20 bucks to pick up a keboard for your PS2.
Hope this helps. Good luck in all you do.
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#3 Dec 31 2003 at 4:46 PM Rating: Decent
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1. Quests: Yep, the quests are few and far between. This site though has been the best I have found for quest help though. The quests and most side quests are listed on this site.

2. Travel: Yes you need to get other coaches by foot. This you will really need to do in order to do later quests and xp with other players.

3. Groups: In addition to battershells advice, you can shout you are looking for a group and state your lvl and class and hope to get an invite.

Hope that helps :) I'm sneeking on here from work so don't have much time!
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#4 Dec 31 2003 at 4:55 PM Rating: Default
Thanks guys.

Do either of you use guides to find out about items or places to hunt, or have you found them all by accident? In more popular games there are lots of resources on the internet, but the official strategy guides or gamefaqs aren't as helpful. Since EQOA doesn't seem to have as many resources on the internet (unless I'm looking in the wrong places) should I pick up the guide? Or should I tough it out and find the good spots myself? I've just been moving farther and farther away from Qeynos to find the good spots to hunt, but that also means farther away from groups.

Also are there any low level dungeons that you can recommend?

-Dagny
#5 Dec 31 2003 at 6:54 PM Rating: Decent
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#6 Dec 31 2003 at 7:30 PM Rating: Decent
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i would suggest the prima stragety guide. It basicly intros the game. it gives you a walk through to get you started playing for quests 1-20.

as for xp until you get more coaches i dont know any where(i hang at fp alot so im an eastern)
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#7 Dec 31 2003 at 7:47 PM Rating: Decent
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the guide dose more it gives the lv 1-20 and the 30, 40 and 49 class quests also all the eqiupable items for every area ( the common uncommon rare and ultar rare items)and the abilites level 1-49
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#8 Dec 31 2003 at 7:55 PM Rating: Decent
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what do you do after lv 10 what else keep doing quest and level once you turn 15 start going sw a little more south west i think and xp at prison
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#9 Dec 31 2003 at 10:08 PM Rating: Decent
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You dont really start to Travel until level 17 armor quests. which are a pain in the **** after that you'll have to travel around to find decent xp hunting spots.
#10 Jan 01 2004 at 9:37 PM Rating: Decent
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1.The quests are few and far between after 20...I think, and correct me if I am wrong they are 1,2,3,5,7,10,12,15,17,20,23,25,27,30,33,35,37,40,43,45,47,49-50 (epic),53,55,57,60.
of course some may be off...I was level 26 when they put out the 23 quest (what a fiasco!)
I know they look like they arent far apart but unless you play a lot of hours...after 30ish the levels get harder to achieve so it feels like forever between quests. look on this website...the guy who made this is a genious for labelling alot of the quests and by class...so happy hunting.

2. As for coaching...yes you do need to travel them by foot...just get someone to give you a SOW (spirit of the wind or wolf) that will help you run faster...and hopefully a kind soul will show you the easiest path to obtain the coaches...you will most likely need invisbility... to sign the ledgers available to you ..then you only need coach from place to place...some coaches are purely evil, purely good..or neutral (available to both evil and good)..they have an excellent map on this site to see the grid of Tunaria and the zones that the coaches are in, and if they are evil,good, or neutral alligned...coaches are very important you will notice...as the xp changes in levels you will need other zones to find higher mobs...

3. To obtain a group...looking on the WHO list under the community screen is a good idea if you are in an area with lots of people...I.E. freeport or your starter city...the who list gives you a list of people near you or in your area...the best groups are within 3 levels apart of each other...the closer you are in level...the more xp potential can resort...this is listed in the little booklet that comes with the disk...but as someone mentioned just be polite, send a "tell" to the person you wish to invite into your group and ask them if they would like to join..
Another idea is form friends and you can add them to the buddy list...so you can search for them again later on...or join a guild...guildies are the best way to get a group or help on quests when people are available...

I hear the guide is good to buy for a general reference...but I would suggest asking people that you feel comfortable talking to..just remind them we were all new once...most people are nice and also excited to share what they know...so dont hesitate to ask a friend.

Edited, Thu Jan 1 21:46:06 2004 by Serenityrayn
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