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kellan123
02-26-2007, 04:43 PM
Just a place to put your random thoughts about the upcoming expansion and your memories of it, the first time around. Kunark brought a new mob ability to Norrath. The abiltiy to gate. You could tell they were about to gate because little bubbles would start erupting from their feet and you had to stun them or they'd gate back to their spawn point, heal up, and come after you...bringing every mob along the way to you. Mobs also started summoning YOU to them in this expansion. It was now impossible to kite some mobs. Wolf form could get you into trouble with certain guards in cities/outposts. <a href="http://eqvault.ign.com/wiki/index.php/Kunark_Zones" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">A good read of Kunark history...</a> <b> I remember some of the items from Kunark:</b> Kunark was the dawn of "epic quests"...I think the only "epic" quest in the original EQ was the Soulfire and PAL only. Kunark brought class-set armor, as well...with right-click abilities on some parts of it. (e.g. Ranger armor could summon arrows and with BP, you could gate) Fungi Tunic, of course Froglok Bonecaster's Robe (FBR) Lamentation (dropped from Sebilite Golem) <a href="http://archive.gamespy.com/top10/january01/eqkunark/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Top 10 Kunark Items from Gamespy</a> (Ebon Mace, Fungi Covered Great Staff, Insignia Protector, FBR, Cobalt BP, Rune Branded Girdle, Fungi tunic, Tranquil Staff, Heirophant's Cloak) <b> Kunark MOBS I remember:</b> Gorenaire in DL (in EQ2 now) Trakanon in OS Talendor in Skyfire (in EQ2 now) Severilous in EJ Feydedar in Timorous Deep... Venril Salthir was the boss of Karnor's Castle. (I'll add more as I remember)

Zanix
02-26-2007, 04:46 PM
<p><b><span style="color: #339900">greenmist</span></b></p><p><span style="color: #ffffff">..it's what made EQ turn from a hobby to an addiction for me.</span></p>

kellan123
02-26-2007, 04:51 PM
[email protected] wrote: <blockquote><p><b><span style="color: #339900">greenmist</span></b></p><p><span style="color: #ffffff">..it's what made EQ turn from a hobby to an addiction for me.</span></p></blockquote> QFE. Well said and dually noted.

Espio
02-26-2007, 05:23 PM
<p>My fondest memory of Kunark would have to be soaring over the Dreadlands with Song of Travel, something which doesnt seem likely to be repeatable in EQ2 <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  For the longest time my forum sig for EQ1 was of my bard flying into the sunset over DL, but I can't find that image anymore <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  The closest I can find is a later sig image of a night time flyover:</p><p><img src="http://www.loco830.net/images/espio-sig.jpg" border="0"></p><p>A close match in Kunark memories is bard-bungiee jumping off the massive spires in the dreadlands - you know those HUGE ones above the lost city?  You'd climb up to the very top of the spires, turn off all songs, and then leap from the top, and start a lev song shortly afterwards.  If you timed it right, the song would kick in a few feet from the ground -- or you'd make a nice crater.</p><p> ... What?  Like you had better ways to spend waiting for a raid to be called? <img src="/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Zanix
02-26-2007, 05:37 PM
<p>hehe found this to add to the nostaglia</p><p><img src="http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l185/peekae/zanix-SIG.jpg?t=1172522252" border="0"></p>

Ishya
02-26-2007, 07:57 PM
my first time in emerald jungle, on my way to my very first City of mists raid. zoning from Field of bones and seeiing a nice empty open space, with a few mobs, so i put on sow and invis ( as druid) and run 20 sec later: Loading.... please wait. and had to run all the way again from surefall glades =/ /guild why didnt anyone told me about that hugh wall?

Dulissa
02-27-2007, 03:26 AM
An Odd Mole in Kurns Tower (and even the tower itself) I must have camped that fat little [Removed for Content] until the end of time.. I still remember the guild chat that night... Me: Look at him..running back and forth, thinking he owns the place...I'll show him... 20 seconds later Me: So, I'm dead again...Curse you mole!!!

ChildofHate
02-27-2007, 11:17 AM
<p>Pre-nerf Circlet of Shadow -- Still my most prized possession on my SK.</p><p>Most memorable moments:</p><ul><li>Completeing the SK epic.  I helped with every other epic and none were as difficult as the SK one... not even the mage epic (i know, i did that one as well).  Since the revamp (nerfing) of Plane of Hate, it's a lot easier.</li><li>Completeing the Greenmist Weapon.  I got one thing to say about this -- Test of Pain.  I thought gaining faction with the iksar was tedious as a dark elf.  wow...  lol.</li><li>First time killing Trakanon. </li></ul><p>good times.  Sick thing is, i'd do it all again.  <img src="/smilies/e8a506dc4ad763aca51bec4ca7dc8560.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  lol</p>

Zanix
02-27-2007, 01:38 PM
<p>I absolutely was estatic when I completed Inny's curse. It took me 46 POH raids to get the drake update. Each raid I attended was pretty much an open raid, and they'd last 5-6 hours sometimes. What a beautiful timesink</p>

Chaot
03-02-2007, 07:02 PM
Ak Kurns Tower my 1st dungeon, being an Iksar and all. Myself and 2 guildies Sargis and Zionak took shifts camping the Jester for that rare club (name eludes me)LOL, we camped him in shifts for several days and finally got it we then sold it for a fortune. This was early Kunark release when this thing was worth a Ton. Anyone remember the name of it? 1st guild was an Iksar only guild called Cult Of Skulls(VZ) ANY ole COS out there drop me a line. Kunark was awesome I spent almost my entire time there. I didnt even leave Kunark till like lvl 45 Even after doing a little off Kunark exploring i still did most my later lvls there Had many good time in LOIO since that was 1st place i ran into the lighties for many a good pvp Camping King Mushroom for Fungi Tunic was a blast Anyone remeber the name of that bad [Removed for Content] Skelly that used to raom the outer edges of the pit in FOB in the early days?

Zanix
03-02-2007, 09:37 PM
Immug Lashtail?

PSXfile
03-03-2007, 04:44 PM
Hightailing it to the zone when General V'Deers & Co decided to crash the party.

TaleraRis
03-04-2007, 06:12 AM
Using Grav Flux to get on top of the Firiona Vie statue in Firiona Vie I loved all the hidden walls and floors and openings in places in Kunark, too. Like City of Mist you go through the fake wall and you end up on those transparent platforms high above the zone. It was neat.

Chaot
03-04-2007, 06:14 AM
Ya the Overthere was a great zone. Had something for almost any lvl. Goons handed me my lunch many time. It was a great day for me when My Iksar guildies and I first got our revenge on the Goons. Man did that feel good Keasora was a great dungeon once you figured it out, some great EXP and loot. Not many people ever went there on VZ. So my mates and me pretty much had the run of it.

Besual
03-05-2007, 05:26 AM
<cite>Chaot wrote:</cite><blockquote>Ak Kurns Tower my 1st dungeon, being an Iksar and all. Myself and 2 guildies Sargis and Zionak took shifts camping the Jester for that rare club (name eludes me)LOL, we camped him in shifts for several days and finally got it we then sold it for a fortune. This was early Kunark release when this thing was worth a Ton. Anyone remember the name of it? </blockquote> It was the <a href="http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=86" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Iksar Beserker Club</a>. Memories on Kurnak? KC: "Train to zone!". Sebilis: "Is fungi king camped?". OT: "Dragoon going to...<forget the name of the camp sport in OT near zone to FM>". Had lots of fun in the kurnak dungeons: Kaesor, Chardok, Sebilis, Mines / Tempel of Nurga, Dalnir... Oh, and running to EC as an level 11 Iksar SK. Dunno how often I was killed till I managed to get there.

ChildofHate
03-05-2007, 11:49 AM
<cite>Chaot wrote:</cite><blockquote>Ya the Overthere was a great zone. Had something for almost any lvl. Goons handed me my lunch many time. It was a great day for me when My Iksar guildies and I first got our revenge on the Goons. Man did that feel good Keasora was a great dungeon once you figured it out, some great EXP and loot. Not many people ever went there on VZ. So my mates and me pretty much had the run of it.</blockquote><p>I was there (and on VZ) a lot.  If you were a part of CoS, then i imagine you will remember my main very well, Luinne (the original founder of Crimson Praetorian.  There are several CP guilds chapters on different servers in EQ2, all started up by members of the original guild.  AB has one, Neriak had one before server merger, L`DL had one but i think it folded)</p><p>What server are you on now Chaot?</p>

Chaot
03-05-2007, 02:32 PM
Luinne, That name is very familiar and i do remember CP, A bunch of us left CoS for MoD around our late 30's, Maybe you remember some. Ciliz, Anexkahn, Leetum, Ziberex I mostly ran with these guys. Great bunch of guys.

Chaot
03-05-2007, 02:41 PM
OH forgot to answer your other question. Currently I am on a 6 month deployment (in the Navy). So I am not playing anything ATM I tried EQ2 when it 1st came out but it didnt click for me like EQ did and I played alot of Planetside and tried just about any MMO that came out. Shadowbane Lineage DAOC FFIV WOW EVE to name a few I am really excited to read of all the changes to EQ2 and with the new expansion I am going to give it another go when i get back in July.

Losstarot
03-09-2007, 02:41 AM
The sheer size of Kunark when it first released.  Everything about Kunark was overwhelming.  And there was so much content that was really well done.  I levelled several characters through just about every single zone in Kunark and never not once did I ever lose my sense of amazement at what the developer's put into that expansion.  I fell in love with everything about Kunark, especially the lore surrounding every zone, every dungeon, everything had a place and a purpose.  I never will forget the first time I finally stepped through the portal into Sebilis!  To me, that was the moment I felt like I had "made it" into the big league.  That now I was part of the community that I had heard so much about, but was not yet a part of.  I cannot wait until I step foot on that continent again <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

mystic5
03-13-2007, 02:58 PM
TRAIN TO THE RIGHT!

Jai
03-13-2007, 03:56 PM
<cite>mystic586 wrote:</cite><blockquote>TRAIN TO THE RIGHT! </blockquote>NO! Go left!!! hehe Now that's a memory. Couldn't be in KC without a train macro. I still miss Droga. I think my guildmates got sick of hearing me ask who wanted to go. LOIO was awesome; many great groups at the sarnak fort. And I loved to solo those aqua gobbos in the lake. And later, absolutely love the new underwater zone they added. And although I hated the grind in DL from 40 to 50, I miss seeing all the different incoming macros folks had for there. I hated getting out there though; those frakin' spider women didn't like anyone. But I remember being so proud to finally be high enough in level to travel that way. Oh and love playing with the white dragon that wandered over there. That was an awesome, and scary, sight to see the first time through the tunnel before you realized you had faction with her...thankfully. I don't miss, however, having to look at that blasted book until level 35. Overthere hill groups were scary when all you could see were your spell icons and "ha, you only think you've gotten better at medding." ok /sarcasm off. Best memories I have of Kunark though, were when in a guild group with all guys and I died (as par for the course for rangers when confronted with goons). You remember the good old days of the red bikinis, don't you? Yep, my half-elf ranger revived at the wall, and the whole run back got to hear all the chides and jokes about how they were all going to get to see me nekkid. HA fooled them! Threw up camo when I got close, had my corpse drag macro at the ready (which was actually built into the UI when you selected ranger at the char creation screen hehe), and dragged my corpse to the back corner camp before looting my stuff. Then got to hear "where'd her corpse go?" "Did you see it disappear?" "Hey there it goes!" "Aw man Kay that's so cold and unfair!" to which I responded muhahahahaha <img src="/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> And the other was on a raid in CoM and got knocked off the invisible stairs. Thankfully we had lev up and I drifted gracefully on the the roof of a building. Got to spend the rest of the raid up there watching the goos go by, and shouting to our MT in raid chat..."Hey Rin, I can see your house from here!" hehe

DobyMT
03-13-2007, 05:00 PM
Hell levels FTW!

Valsehna
03-14-2007, 05:54 AM
<p>Waiting on the dock in Timorous Deep for the boat to go to the Overthere, then practicing languages with your shipmates on the way to it.</p><p>Being on said boat during the Loading Please Wait phase and praying it hadn't dumped you in the drink else you would surely drown and die or be stuck flailing about in the ocean for all eternity.</p><p>The flip side, returning to TD/Oasis via boat from the OT was sometimes a long wait for the boat to come. Everyone would scream out "BOAT!" when then sails phased into view.</p><p>The Ledge groups.  The SW corner groups, the SF entrance groups (forget what we called them), one group could have the stairs camp and one or more groups the grassy slopes camps.</p><p>The OT and DL LFG shout outs.  Even necro's could get a group! (yay for full group bonus!)</p><p>Already mentioned...the Froglok Bonecasters Robe.  But for a female dark elf necro...Oooo..no one was going to hear the end to my whining, pleading, pouting and cajoling until my beautiful dark FBR was achieved!</p><p>That funny little orange idol thingie you had to (proudly) carry around in your bags so you could click into Sebilis on that Big Red Thing.</p><p>No one could say the pull macro "Incoming with a Stoneleer Cockatrice" as it was because of the language filter thing which I left on, and everyone knows Cockatrice is a filthy-mouth word!</p><p>GOONS to SF! (haha...DE necro, I just smugly sat there filing my nails)</p><p>Grinding faction for the OT Hammer.</p><p>I was so sad when my productive days in the OT were over <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />, but there was the DL to look forward to!</p>

Ishya
03-14-2007, 08:09 PM
/shout campcheck please? [Removed for Content] instances make everything so asocial.. <img src="/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

UltraSCSI
03-15-2007, 11:35 AM
The best Kunark drop was the Granite Face Grinder.  No level minimum on it and it was such a hard hitting 2h hammer.  Man I loved that weapon.

MullenSkywatcher
03-15-2007, 05:13 PM
[email protected] wrote: <blockquote><a href="http://archive.gamespy.com/top10/january01/eqkunark/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Top 10 Kunark Items from Gamespy</a> (Ebon Mace, Fungi Covered Great Staff, Insignia Protector, FBR, Cobalt BP, Rune Branded Girdle, Fungi tunic, Tranquil Staff, Heirophant's Cloak) <b> Kunark MOBS I remember:</b> Gorenaire in DL (in EQ2 now) Trakanon in OS Talendor in Skyfire (in EQ2 now) Severilous in EJ Feydedar in Timorous Deep... Venril Salthir was the boss of Karnor's Castle. (I'll add more as I remember) </blockquote>Dont forget Woushi!  Porting into that zone was always a lot of fun...especially when your tank zoned last.  I remember getting non-KOS faction with Gorenaire, running up and giving her a /hug, and promptly getting feared into a group of aggro mobs which killed me.  Good times!

Shirodan
03-15-2007, 09:48 PM
<cite>TaleraRis wrote:</cite><blockquote>Using Grav Flux to get on top of the Firiona Vie statue in Firiona Vie I loved all the hidden walls and floors and openings in places in Kunark, too. <b>Like City of [ich kann mich gerade nicht beherrschen] </b>you go through the fake wall and you end up on those transparent platforms high above the zone. It was neat. </blockquote> Lol, the bad word filter blocks the word "M-I-S-T" (German word for poopoo). Good stuff.

Meryddian
03-30-2007, 01:35 PM
<p>Karnor trains... of epic proportions...</p><p>Camping Kurn's....</p><p>DROGA!!!! (I cut my teeth as an enchanter in that zone. *Loved* it until the zone was revamped as a high-end dungeon.)</p><p>Various epics and blasted Chardok....</p><p>The enchanter's epic and the mob you had to go back to multiple times that was never up because people didn't know it was a 'named' (the mob was "in disguise&quot<img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />, and the stupid mob only spawned once every 3 days...</p><p>Sebilis AE groups...</p><p>Beautiful, beautiful Howling Stones!...</p><p>Awesome Kaesora...</p><p>Lake of Ill Omen and oh, the Sarnaks...</p><p>The run through Emerald Jungle to reach Seb...</p><p>... and of course, who could *possibly* forget, <strike>Burned Woods</strike> Burning Woods and <a href="http://meryddian.net/journals/necrosow.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><b>the story of the Necro and the SoW</b></a>!</p>

Spindle
03-30-2007, 02:29 PM
<p>Heh. The satisfying crunchy noise that you got for hitting those walking cacti in Overthere. Djinn are almost as fun in EQ2...</p><p>almost. </p>

ChildofHate
03-30-2007, 05:21 PM
<cite>MullenSkywatcher wrote:</cite><blockquote>Dont forget Woushi!  Porting into that zone was always a lot of fun...especially when your tank zoned last.  I remember getting non-KOS faction with Gorenaire, running up and giving her a /hug, and promptly getting feared into a group of aggro mobs which killed me.  Good times! </blockquote><p>Wuoshi was Velious Era.  Resides near the druid circle in the Wakening Lands.</p><p>OT Cactus "crunch" noise was the best!  Hopefully, if Kunark truly is the next expansion, those little buggers will be around to whack some more.  Remember being steamrolled by the rhinos though?  oof they were a pita.  LOL. </p>

DMIstar
03-30-2007, 06:45 PM
To Many O o Remember When -  the Targishin skelly Killed you before you knew it...                             -  Kurns "Safe Spot" Existed on the 1st lower floor and getting trapped in the small                                room cause of all the mobs trained and they dead stopped at door.                             -  sitting in dalnirs or other zone looking at my spell book O o                             -  KC Trains                             - OT wall camps, DL ruin camps

DMIstar
03-30-2007, 06:48 PM
Ohh yeah and iksar could not wear plate !