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    When the guild was getting ready to hit VT, someone says in guild say that servitor of luclin was up (drops luclinite for VT key) and since that was my last piece, a couple guildmates head there. Well another guild beats us to the engage, so we sit there and wait for them to either kill the mob, or wipe. Well they win, but they are willing to sell the loot rights to the luclinite. Well after winning the roll with another guildmate and 7kpp later, I have my scepter of shadowed soul.

    After spending hours and hours soloing/duoing for shards and spending hours of camping my emp key with guild mates and attending numerous raids kill both emporer ssra and luclin bosses that drop glowing orbs of luclinite, I finnaly have my VT key.

    Now for hours of boring raiding that get rewarded with phat lewts. I hate the entire SoL expansion. If it wasn't for the gear droped in VT, nobody would bother with it
    Satarus the Undead Warrior
    <Mad Turkey Disease>
    O'Neill Needs Therapy

  • #2
    I think that needs to be adjusted to "none of the high levels would bother with it".

    Lowbies love Paladuals, and more than a few mid level folks (30-50), scatter around the various zones because there is decent experience gains to be had.

    Mini raids of 2 groups or less also often find themselves out there exp-ing and getting gear.

    It really bothers me when someone comes in a says SoL is only good for this one thing or that one thing. It's a completely biased and unfair opinion motivated by your own limited scope.

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    • #3
      Odd as this may sound, seeing as how I play a Vah Shir, Mihos hasn't seen all too much of SoL (except for when he dies - he got sentimental and had himself bound at home again).

      When people started saying that Paludal had great exp, and from there you should move on to Marus Seru and then Dawnshroud, I was clueless... and past the levels of those zones. So I hit up some of the higher zones with guildmates, great groups, and had a blast.

      Consequently, I brought my alt warrior up to PC and currently MS, and he's reaping wonderful rewards, exp-wise.
      EverQuest Characters & Mihos\' Gear-the stats aren\'t right, but the gear is.
      The man & his journal
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      • #4
        only thing i could see worth griping about in SoL would be the amazing experience really hurt my monk a bit, dont get me wrong i LOVED getting two levels in an hour, but after 6 levels i realized my skills werent going up, at 15 i was 30 for hand to hand, which is just plain sad especially for a monk

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        • #5
          every high end encounter there is soo boring. The burrower beast is about the only interesting event there. The rest are all snooze fests. No joke, for high priest ssra, i was at the keyboard for the first 5 min parking the mob i was supposed to mez. Then i went afk for a cookie and just didn't bother coming back untill after the fight. VT is even worse cause all the trash mobs take like 3 min to kill.
          Satarus the Undead Warrior
          <Mad Turkey Disease>
          O'Neill Needs Therapy

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          • #6
            I refuse to do the VT key quest. I have better things to do with my time. I had a chance to play a warrior for the Emperor fight (wasn't the MT just another warrior) and seeing the pure boredom that is the fight I decided to never get my Emp key either.

            Things do get better though. PoP fights aren't as much of borefests. Grats on your VT key.
            Retired Player of EQ
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            • #7
              Luclin was/is a massive time sync. It was a great expansion as far as items and new zones, but DAMN... VT key quest averages 30+ hours minimum with some people cracking 100+ hours easy. Factor in having to kill Emp and farm his key its truely maddening. That being said VT has some of the best focus items in the game all the way up to PoTime. VT and most luclin bosses are great for Flowing Thought. Its possible to hit FT15 with 3 items from VexThal. Aten Robe(FT7), Mini Aten Neck(FT4) and a cape of flames(FT4)

              Unfortuantly if you were not in Uber Raid Guild #7 you are pretty much screwed.

              Some of the better zones that are not uber raid guild zones are The Deep, Grieg's End, and the Akheva Ruins. Umbral Planes is another great zone to farm some good mid level armor.

              For as bad as some people say SoL is, its actually one of the better rounded out expansions offering content from level1 to 60 (now 65) for most types of gamers. The port spires were a welcomed edition. (Unfortuantly they were bastardized with the port stones in PoP...)
              When it comes to you versus the world, bet on the world.

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              • #8
                luclin brought singing cats, best expansion ever, i love the irony, im not old school, i came in during luclin, i leveled in shade weavers, > PC > Neth lair > MS > mons letais but well then it got slow then PoP came out and i finished up in BoT, and now im farming PoTime waiting for discord to come out = \ and the stuff in UP summons >< (although i did swarm the toilers in ME)
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                Wade: no, i will tell you how it lived

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                • #9
                  Vah Shir Beastlords rock

                  Shadeweaver's Thicket isn't that bad a newbie area, can take you up to lvl 10 quite well. I also like Shar Vahl, seems really, I don't know, homey.

                  Paludal caverns is great for 9 upwards, most of my characters (since getting SoL and realising the xp of PC) have soloed from (9 or) 10-12 there, and then grouped 16-24 at the bandit camps/fiends.

                  Dawnshroud Peaks is slowish exp, but it's not tthat far behind LDoN and OT exp. Naelaen soloed a couple of levels there on the shrooms. But I gather Iceclad is better.

                  The war in Hollowshade Moor is quite interesting (for 5 minutes anyway).

                  And let's not forget the bazaar :mrgreen:

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                  • #10
                    The second longest camp next to SF I did with the VT quest. That was in ME waiting on the shard. The rest is easy (if you are a wizard at least =). And VT is well worth the reward if you ever do get to raid it. Might be boring but its got pretty sights and incredible loot / drop ratio with tons of named. The emperor fight is also worth it. Not only do you get a decent HP ring but the chance at emp loot / VT key is well worth the time put in. These days though with LDoN you can make your own set and customize it to your exact liking which is much easier on the non-uber raiding person.

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                    • #11
                      paludal killed the noob experience. i went to oasis recently, and there was no one there. then i went to south karana and it was equally as empty, except for random guilds passing through. I dont even want to talk about the desolation in LoIO.

                      Its a shame too, because those were some great zones. I guess you just cant compare to that exp bonus and ease of travel to PC.
                      I am going to have to disagree with your detective work there.

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                      • #12
                        I guess you just cant compare to that exp bonus and ease of travel to PC.
                        Nope, but on the up side, if you want to fight in those zones, at least all the annoying KSing campstealers are on the moon.

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                        • #13
                          Here was me thinking he meant noone would bother with the VT key quest :P

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Naelaen
                            I guess you just cant compare to that exp bonus and ease of travel to PC.
                            Nope, but on the up side, if you want to fight in those zones, at least all the annoying KSing campstealers are on the moon.
                            Exactly... One of the things I do like about Luclin and PoP and even Velious and Kunark is that they opened up some of the old world zones just for fun and exploration. I have been able to go back and play in some of the areas I missed out on starting out as late as I did.

                            I actually go back to some of the older zones and load up the spells I would have used for that level just to see. Of course its not all that fair considering I can bust out uber epic pet or Super Fluffy, but still its fun to do in the down time. (And yes I did the High Elf Newb Mage armor at lvl65 just for the hell of it using lvl4 and lvl8 spells...)
                            When it comes to you versus the world, bet on the world.

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                            • #15
                              yeah I might just go to SK and get myself a quillmane shirt, just for kicks and giggles. would be usefull in some situations, like annoying the mage =)
                              I am going to have to disagree with your detective work there.

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