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Deathbane27_aka_Mook
04-03-2007, 09:01 PM
Silly question time.  I've got an account with no expansions on it.  If I buy & register the expansions, will I have the achievement xp for discovery locations I've already done, or will I have to do them all again?  Or am I permanently screwed out of that AA xp for the horrible, horrible crime not purchasing the expansions immediately? Same question for Named enemies killed, and quests completed.

Cusashorn
04-03-2007, 09:17 PM
You have to go earn them. If you max out your achievements, nothing you do further will count. No named mobs, no items looted, no discovery locations, no quests completed (especially no quests completed) will count. You will have to kill them, loot them, discover them, and complete them the next time they expand the achievements.

Deathbane27_aka_Mook
04-03-2007, 10:02 PM
I'm sure that's all very helpful information to someone who has hit the AA point cap, but it doesn't answer my questions.

Baaloc
04-03-2007, 11:22 PM
No, AA experience is not retroactive. If you discover "place A" prior to buying KoS, you cannot rediscover "place A" for exp. Same for all other methods of gaining AA's.

Deathbane27_aka_Mook
04-03-2007, 11:27 PM
Thank you, Baaloc.

Cusashorn
04-03-2007, 11:40 PM
<cite>Deathbane27_aka_Mook wrote:</cite><blockquote>I'm sure that's all very helpful information to someone who has hit the AA point cap, but it doesn't answer my questions. </blockquote> Actually it does, for the same reasons.

Deathbane27_aka_Mook
04-03-2007, 11:56 PM
<cite>Cusashorn wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Deathbane27_aka_Mook wrote:</cite><blockquote>I'm sure that's all very helpful information to someone who has hit the AA point cap, but it doesn't answer my questions. </blockquote> Actually it does, for the same reasons.</blockquote> <i>Had</i> your post included the information "If you have no expansions, your personal AA cap is 0", then yes, that <i>would have</i> answered my questions.  However, it did not.  And it was not to be assumed either, because if you had KoS when EoF came out, you could get more than 50 AA points even if you hadn't purchased EoF yet; though obviously you could not spend them.  A similar situation could have existed with not owning the KoS expansion, but it would not be observable until you purchased the expansion. So no, your posts did not answer my questions.

Cusashorn
04-04-2007, 02:06 AM
<cite>Deathbane27_aka_Mook wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Cusashorn wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Deathbane27_aka_Mook wrote:</cite><blockquote>I'm sure that's all very helpful information to someone who has hit the AA point cap, but it doesn't answer my questions. </blockquote> Actually it does, for the same reasons.</blockquote> <i>Had</i> your post included the information "If you have no expansions, your personal AA cap is 0", then yes, that <i>would have</i> answered my questions.  However, it did not.  And it was not to be assumed either, because if you had KoS when EoF came out, you could get more than 50 AA points even if you hadn't purchased EoF yet; though obviously you could not spend them.  A similar situation could have existed with not owning the KoS expansion, but it would not be observable until you purchased the expansion. So no, your posts did not answer my questions. </blockquote>Hehe. I like to mess with people like that.

Nink
04-04-2007, 07:29 AM
<p>If you dont have any expansions then as I understand it you cannot get Acheivement XP, you will get Adventure XP when you discover a new location.</p><p>If you then buy DoF, when you are running around you will discover the area again and get Acheivement XP. I recently discovered areas in Zek that I had been too before but not since DoF can out. </p>

xOnaton1
04-05-2007, 11:26 PM
My understanding is that you only discover locations once, and only complete non-repeatable quests once. For killing named and looting items (the status loot, and looted "something" treasures) you can go back and mentor down or loot those things again after you buy the relevant expansion. To be absolutely sure, you'd have to try it out though, because I've always bought the expansions right around when they came out. And, Welcome back to EQ2! (I think you're back?) Othesus - Dirge - Lucan DLere Vaspar - Fury - Lucan DLere

ZachSpastic
04-09-2007, 06:21 PM
<cite>Nink wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>If you dont have any expansions then as I understand it you cannot get Acheivement XP, you will get Adventure XP when you discover a new location.</p><p>If you then buy DoF, when you are running around you will discover the area again and get Acheivement XP. I recently discovered areas in Zek that I had been too before but not since DoF can out. </p></blockquote><p>Because they reset the everyone's discoveries when DoF was released. Since you had not visited those locations since DoF was released, these were new discoveries for you. </p><p>For someone like the OP, the first time you discover a location you get adventure exp for it, but you will not get AA exp if you do not have DoF or EoF registered. Should you then install DoF or EoF and revisit those locations, you will <u>not</u> get the AA exp because you have already used up the discovery.</p><p>SOE really wants you to buy the expansions as soon as they are released. </p>

Armawk
04-10-2007, 08:00 AM
<p>Im totally sure you can get AA experience for locations previously visited. However not all locations seem to ping, only ones that are considered "dangerous" or some wierdness. I know that there are some that do because I bought KoS and EoF together only a couple of months ago, and while I didnt do an organised search I did ping many achievement points from areas I had previously cleared with my main.</p><p>There was a description of the rules for this given by the Devs somewhere, a google search should turn it up.</p>

HeiligHangranate
04-21-2007, 12:14 AM
Don't remember where I saw it, but you only get AA exp for discoveries in zones that have mobs that are green or higher to you.  Keeps players from just running around all the newbie zones to get AA exp.

Bozojrill1
04-23-2007, 06:50 PM
No 'invisible' aa exp when no expansions hooked on the account Gotta kill nameds / loot items again to get aa exp If you discovered a place before expansions, you don't get aa exp for traveling there again (From what i saw) - though i may just have not been looking very well.. but i'm almost positive Quests can't be completed again after completing them.. so no way to get aa exp from them, unless you didnt turn them in. can mentor down to turn in grey quests

ke'la
04-23-2007, 08:49 PM
<cite>shaunfletcher wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>Im totally sure you can get AA experience for locations previously visited. However not all locations seem to ping, only ones that are considered "dangerous" or some wierdness. I know that there are some that do because I bought KoS and EoF together only a couple of months ago, and while I didnt do an organised search I did ping many achievement points from areas I had previously cleared with my main.</p><p>There was a description of the rules for this given by the Devs somewhere, a google search should turn it up.</p></blockquote> The Day KoS was released they reset EVERYONES descovery locations to null meaning you could rediscover them a second time, If (as is usually the case once of have out lvled an area) you have not visted an area between KoS's release date and when you bought EoF then it is very likly that you could have gotten "Discoveries" for places you have already been to, as you have not been there sence KoSes release.

liveja
04-23-2007, 10:24 PM
<cite>HeiligHangranate wrote:</cite><blockquote>Don't remember where I saw it, but you only get AA exp for discoveries in zones that have mobs that are green or higher to you.  Keeps players from just running around all the newbie zones to get AA exp.</blockquote><p>I'm 70th level. Last night, I got AAXP for discovering the Siren Shrine & Shrine of Decay, in Thundering Steppes. </p>