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NiamiDenMother
12-10-2007, 03:01 PM
So, you heard that GU41 and the Frostfell event are on the Test server, have you? And you are hoping that Mum has the lowdown on it? I bet you are hoping for information on new furniture that artisans of every type can craft. Maybe even some new clothes for a festive holiday look? Perhaps you are just hoping for more hints on dishes that you can get to adorn the table(s) in your home? Thanks in large part to our very own graphical goddess, Kaisha, who has rescued you from having to deal with fuzzy screenshots taken by Mum, we can give you all that, right now. Yep, the EQ2Traders Corner <a rel="nofollow" href="http://eq2.eqtraders.com/articles/article_page.php?article=g214" target="_blank">GU41 Preview</a> is up and ready for your drooling pleasure! Enjoy!<i>{passes out for a nap in the corner}</i>

Prodigus
12-10-2007, 03:09 PM
Love the review, and the outfits that actually resemble Christmas errr Frostfell!

Kiara-
12-10-2007, 04:42 PM
<p><span style="color: #cc99ff;">Oh fantastic Mum!!  As always <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></span></p><p><span style="color: #cc99ff;">You guys did a wonderful job.</span></p><p><span style="color: #cc99ff;">* wanders off to salivate over new robes and house goodies *</span></p>

Anordil
12-10-2007, 04:57 PM
<p><img src="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/images/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" /><img src="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/images/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" /></p><p>I can't wait to start crafting these! They're fantastic! <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

DrMod
12-10-2007, 06:10 PM
Great job on the preview! <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" />

Killerbee3000
12-10-2007, 08:24 PM
stop the press... evac....  i've spotted pictures of plates with cookies on them*hugs domino*

Domino
12-10-2007, 08:54 PM
<cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote>stop the press... evac....  i've spotted pictures of plates with cookies on them*hugs domino*</blockquote>Actually, cookies were nothing to do with me, they were the fabulous inspiration of Jim in the art department, following a fairly random suggestion from Kander.  In fact most of the Frostfell food was created by Jim, and most of the rest of Frostfell was from the inspirations of Kaitheel and Feconix, with Haohmaru's brilliant artistic help on the house item side as usual.  Everybody loves Frostfell!  <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Obann
12-10-2007, 09:01 PM
All I have to say is the following:<span style="font-size: xx-large;">GIMME!</span>

Jethal
12-10-2007, 09:09 PM
Tank Ye Mum!!  We Wuv Wu!!

Ama
12-10-2007, 09:50 PM
Kinda sad to see that some of the 2006 stuff was discontinued.  Would be nice if the frostfell ones had an identifier on them saying <b><span style="color: #00cc00;">H</span><span style="color: #990000;">O</span><span style="color: #00cc00;">L</span><span style="color: #990000;">I</span><span style="color: #00cc00;">D</span><span style="color: #990000;">A</span><span style="color: #00cc00;">Y</span></b>

Spyderbite
12-10-2007, 10:03 PM
<cite>DominoDev wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite></cite>Everybody loves Frostfell!  <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY<img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />" /></blockquote>Speak for yourself, lady! I'm just here for the free booze and chicks! <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/b2eb59423fbf5fa39342041237025880.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" />Can't wait to see all the new stuff in game.. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Paladin776
12-10-2007, 10:43 PM
I directed my youngest daughter to that preview and next thing out of her was that she can't wait for Frostfell. She's our Guild's tradeskilling fanatic...and I think right now the excitement has made her pass out.  heh

Tevilspek
12-10-2007, 11:24 PM
<p>I'm all hungry after seeing those gingerbread men...*goes hunting for sweets*I wonder.. will the appropriate crafters get into the Frostfell spirit? Or will they charge stupid prices for these great items.I'd love one of those white robes... but not for 1p.</p><p>Thanks for the great and humorous write up Mum!</p>

Calthine
12-10-2007, 11:34 PM
<cite>Tevilspek wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>I'm all hungry after seeing those gingerbread men...*goes hunting for sweets*I wonder.. will the appropriate crafters get into the Frostfell spirit? Or will they charge stupid prices for these great items.I'd love one of those white robes... but not for 1p.</p><p>Thanks for the great and humorous write up Mum!</p></blockquote>If it's like last year, anyone will be able to make these even if they're barely a crafter at all!

LadyGalasya
12-10-2007, 11:42 PM
my poor poor mule toons....their furniture shelves are gonna be sooooooooo full.

Powers
12-11-2007, 11:12 AM
Mum, you work too hard!  Take a break!  Wonderful job, though!Powers  &8^]

cooper9280
12-11-2007, 11:36 AM
<p>Great Job, Mum, as always !!!!</p><p>You are a shining example of what makes this community so great.  Happy Frostfell to you, your elves and all of the wonderful elves at SOE that put these events together for us to enjoy !!!</p>

Tevilspek
12-11-2007, 11:54 AM
<cite>Calthine wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Tevilspek wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>I'm all hungry after seeing those gingerbread men...*goes hunting for sweets*I wonder.. will the appropriate crafters get into the Frostfell spirit? Or will they charge stupid prices for these great items.I'd love one of those white robes... but not for 1p.</p><p>Thanks for the great and humorous write up Mum!</p></blockquote>If it's like last year, anyone will be able to make these even if they're barely a crafter at all!</blockquote><p>Ah well then here's to hoping!Thanks <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

KerowynnKaotic
12-11-2007, 01:20 PM
<cite>Tevilspek wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Calthine wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Tevilspek wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>I'm all hungry after seeing those gingerbread men...*goes hunting for sweets*I wonder.. will the appropriate crafters get into the Frostfell spirit? Or will they charge stupid prices for these great items.I'd love one of those white robes... but not for 1p.</p><p>Thanks for the great and humorous write up Mum!</p></blockquote>If it's like last year, anyone will be able to make these even if they're barely a crafter at all!</blockquote><p>Ah well then here's to hoping!Thanks <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY<img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />" width="15" height="15" /></p></blockquote><p>Anyone can Craft the Frostfell Items.   I crafted up several of these items with a character I had just zoned over from the Isle, no previous crafting exp at all.  </p><p>A Carpenter will have an easier time crafting the House Items.   A Provisioner will have an easier time crafting the food items.  And, a Tailor will have an easier time crafting the clothing. </p><p>But, everyone will be able to craft everything and still get an item.  All the recipes will reward [the item] at Crude Status.  Some recipes will just reward more of [the item] at pristine. </p>

kitsuneshou
12-11-2007, 02:15 PM
I want candles! And a dish... and that "Her Festive Mood" dress. :3Thanks for the preview.Now I just wish my charas were high enough to get these items or make them. <img src="/smilies/1cfd6e2a9a2c0cf8e74b49b35e2e46c7.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

stavery
12-11-2007, 02:24 PM
<p>the real question is when!!!!!!!!!</p><p>I love the lamps!!!!!!!!!!!</p>

Snapdragyn
12-11-2007, 02:39 PM
<p>My folks will understand if I cancel my visit to stay home & harvest & craft, right? Right?!</p><p>Oooooh, I want these NOW! Especially the lamps! Pleeeeeeeeease let the lamps find their way into regular recipes after the holidays - they're so perfect for rooms decorated in Traditional Wantia style (as opposed to Contemporary Qeynos, or Elaborate Maj'Dul, etc.)!</p>

Calthine
12-11-2007, 03:17 PM
<cite>stavery wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>the real question is when!!!!!!!!!</p></blockquote>Soon! (tm)

NiamiDenMother
12-11-2007, 04:19 PM
Whoops! Seems I forgot to include any mention of the changes to mastercrafted armor stats.  I'll leave real number-crunching to those more suited to it, but I've got up a few <a href="http://eq2.eqtraders.com/articles/article_page.php?article=g215" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">down and dirty side-by-side comparisons of changes to mastercrafted cloth, leather, chain and plate</a> for folks.No rest for the wicked (yet), Powers! I've got several things still to get out of the way before my EQ2's-day appearance tonight!  Maybe I can nap through the day tomorrow? 

DrkVsr
12-12-2007, 04:10 AM
<span style="font-size: medium;color: #993300;font-family: comic sans ms,sand;">Why do we haves to waits until Dec20 whiles EQ alreadys has the funs <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></span>

Gapik
12-12-2007, 06:11 AM
<cite>stavery wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>the real question is when!!!!!!!!!</p><p>I love the lamps!!!!!!!!!!!</p></blockquote><p>Very soon id say</p><p><b>Scheduled Downtime Updated</b> - 12/12/2007 at 7:00 AM PST</p><p>All EQ2 US servers will be brought down for a game update on 12/12/2007 at 7:00 AM PST. The estimated down time will be 4 hours.- SOE Operations team</p>

Terron
12-12-2007, 08:00 AM
Me glad we will be able to follow Troll Frostfell tradition of fattening the halfling. But when will we get to roast him? Tuknuk

Powers
12-12-2007, 10:36 AM
<cite>NiamiDenMother wrote:</cite><blockquote>Whoops! Seems I forgot to include any mention of the changes to mastercrafted armor stats.  I'll leave real number-crunching to those more suited to it, but I've got up a few <a rel="nofollow" href="http://eq2.eqtraders.com/articles/article_page.php?article=g215" target="_blank">down and dirty side-by-side comparisons of changes to mastercrafted cloth, leather, chain and plate</a> for folks.No rest for the wicked (yet), Powers! I've got several things still to get out of the way before my EQ2's-day appearance tonight!  Maybe I can nap through the day tomorrow?  </blockquote>Wow, those are some changes to MC armor!  The only unfortunate part is it'll make it that much harder to switch down to Handcrafted or Treasured gear when going up a tier!  (Example: I currently have a full set of Feysteel Vanguard (tier 4 rare); Fulginate's (tier 5 common) stats are lower than Feysteel as it is; with this change the difference will be even worse!)Fortunately, I collected two ebon clusters in my first hour of harvesting Tier 5!  =)As for rest, do take care of yourself; we like our DenMom healthy and happy!Powers  &8^]

BoriKitty
12-12-2007, 11:51 AM
Thanks for the updates!  Sad to see the bald Santa Hat back for Females.. /sigh.. I hate the conehead look! /runsaway.. then stops and thinks that my sarnak is already bald.. mwaahhahhahahahahha

Absinthia
12-12-2007, 12:36 PM
<cite>Snapdragyn wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>My folks will understand if I cancel my visit to stay home & harvest & craft, right? Right?!</p><p>Oooooh, I want these NOW! Especially the lamps! Pleeeeeeeeease let the lamps find their way into regular recipes after the holidays - they're so perfect for rooms decorated in Traditional Wantia style (as opposed to Contemporary Qeynos, or Elaborate Maj'Dul, etc.)!</p></blockquote>I was thinking the same thing! <img src="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/images/smilies/ed515dbff23a0ee3241dcc0a601c9ed6.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" />

Joyful
12-12-2007, 02:17 PM
*cough* think my boss will understand if I get amazingly sick for the next couple weeks?? *cough cough*

Krystara
12-12-2007, 02:18 PM
I <3 you Niami.  Thank you for all you do for us.

NiamiDenMother
12-12-2007, 03:46 PM
Just a couple quick updates for those who haven't checked that collection of info in the last day or two -Frostfell harvests now stack to 200 instead of 10 ... wheee!!The harvesting quest now wants 100 actual food harvests from dens and shrubs (actual meaning that if you harvest 5 meats, for example, your quest is updated by 5, instead of a single virtual update). Foodstuffs harvested for this quest will not show up in your inventory.Snowballs stack to 100 (ok, so that wasn't in my guides, but still kinda neat!)

Coniaric
12-12-2007, 05:48 PM
<p>Oh, those paper lanterns ... those need to be a part of regular recipes, like those fireplaces last year.</p><p>By the way ... do they give off light or nothing?</p><p>*edit* ... I think I'll find out anyway.</p>

NiamiDenMother
12-12-2007, 07:59 PM
<cite>Coniaric wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>Oh, those paper lanterns ... those need to be a part of regular recipes, like those fireplaces last year.</p><p>By the way ... do they give off light or nothing?</p><p>*edit* ... I think I'll find out anyway.</p></blockquote>They're not a light source at last check, but I don't care. I absolutely adore them! Thankfully, they yield 2 on a pristine combine, so there will be less agonizing over which members of the alt-army get some for their homes!

Kurokage
12-13-2007, 10:40 AM
The hanging lanterns are beuatiful. Definately my favorite. When do we get to see those reindeer as mounts or house pets?