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Elorah
09-14-2008, 10:05 AM
I happened to come across a new Guide event in Butcherblock mountains yesterday....  It was actually a great time.  As a reward, I was given a title and a recipe page to make decorative axes to be placed in your home.  These things are quite amazing to look at.  I do not think that the pics that I have made can do them justice.  The intricacies and detail on some of them are beautiful!Decorative Dwarven Battleaxe<a rel="nofollow" href="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s106/sariana57/EQ2_000129-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s106/sariana57/EQ2_000129-1.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a>Decorative Executioner's Axe<a rel="nofollow" href="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s106/sariana57/EQ2_000128-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s106/sariana57/EQ2_000128-1.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a>Decorative Runed Executioner's Axe<a rel="nofollow" href="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s106/sariana57/EQ2_000127-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s106/sariana57/EQ2_000127-1.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a>Decorative Runed Crescent Axe<a rel="nofollow" href="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s106/sariana57/EQ2_000126-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s106/sariana57/EQ2_000126-1.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a>Decorative Ceremonial Hatchet<a rel="nofollow" href="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s106/sariana57/EQ2_000125-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s106/sariana57/EQ2_000125-1.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a>Decorative Ceremonial Dwarven Pickaxe<a rel="nofollow" href="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s106/sariana57/EQ2_000124-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s106/sariana57/EQ2_000124-1.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a>Decorative Runed Battleaxe<a rel="nofollow" href="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s106/sariana57/EQ2_000123-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s106/sariana57/EQ2_000123-1.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a>Decorative Square-Headed Axe<a rel="nofollow" href="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s106/sariana57/EQ2_000121-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s106/sariana57/EQ2_000121-1.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a>Decorative Cleaver<a rel="nofollow" href="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s106/sariana57/EQ2_000117-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s106/sariana57/EQ2_000117-1.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a>Here I am in the pic to give you an idea of their sizes, there are a few that are quite large.  They are made with Tier 1 components and Bronze as the main ingrediant.  If anyone would like different pics, let me know.  I have them placed in Laurianna's acorn in Aerie Kolmas, Kuranya's Stronghold at 1 Compassion Road in Freeport, and later to be in Elorah's Neriak home at 3 Walk of the Dead (all located on Butcherblock Server)<a rel="nofollow" href="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s106/sariana57/EQ2_000130-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s106/sariana57/EQ2_000130-1.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a>Laurianna and Shalindria, the Axe Masters <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />I hope that these pics are better <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />*edit* added clicky link to pics for better viewing (I hope)

Mystfit
09-14-2008, 11:16 AM
<p>Oooooo...cool.</p><p>Hope a similar quest shows up on Bazaar cause I can see some use for those babies <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Beckah
09-14-2008, 12:20 PM
Ohh! I forgot, there's new ones! heheThey seem like they would be perfect for inside the guild halls, don't they?  Some of them are almost too pretty to be axes.

Meatmonster
09-15-2008, 12:53 AM
 Was this a Guide Event in the right time/place kinda thing, or was it a limited time quest like the Elf/Ogre/Halfing skeleton guy or the Snowman in EF?

Lillaanya
09-15-2008, 04:31 AM
/drool recipes!!  Details on how to get please <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Elorah
09-15-2008, 09:07 AM
It was a guide event that our senior guide posted about in our forums (as a heads up)...  I am not sure, but I only saw 4 people on my server do this event <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  Me and a few members of my guild....It took place in BBM with the Guide NPC wanting axes from all over BBM.  Once collected we received the recipe book that contained the 9 recipes of axes.  Afer the turn in, we were to speak with the Guide again to gain the title.

Beckah
09-15-2008, 12:34 PM
It's still very new, I think gu48 was what brought in, if i'm not mistaken.  So if you have missed it I'm sure it will be around again. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Eveningsong
09-15-2008, 12:41 PM
Do you recall what the name of the book was?  I saw it linked once on Test but haven't seen it again.  However, the axes have started turning up on the broker on Guk (at 12p per!!!!) so I know the guides have been around <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  As most of the guide rewards are tradeable I am thinking I might have a better chance at buying the book on the broker than finding a guide offering the quest, but I suspect the book would be extremely pricey. 

Zehl_Ice-Fire
09-15-2008, 04:50 PM
<cite>Elorah wrote:</cite><blockquote>It was a guide event that our senior guide posted about in our forums (as a heads up)...  I am not sure, but I only saw 4 people on my server do this event <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  Me and a few members of my guild....</blockquote>That's because most players don't read the forums. I still don't watch that often even though I now see my server's guide will post things. All the hours I've played this game the last 4 years and I have only seen 2 GM events which both hardly had any people involved. They are held either daytime when I'm at work, or during raid time, or in zones I don't touch because, well, I'm not level 15 hanging out in commonlands and antonica <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />.I don't count drinking contests, which used to happen 90% of the time in Qeynos anyway on my server.Those axes are so cool, I hope I catch the event someday! That will make me watch harder.

Jesdyr
09-15-2008, 05:29 PM
<cite>Zehl_Ice-Fire wrote:</cite><cite></cite><blockquote>I don't count drinking contests, which used to happen 90% of the time in Qeynos anyway on my server.</blockquote>Lately it seems the guides have not been around as much on unrest ... I use to see a guide on at least 4 times a week at night. I always loved harassing them ...

Donilla
09-15-2008, 05:59 PM
Even reading the forums, my track record with finding guide events is abysmal.Only one found by accident, and one I actually caught the announcement for. That said, I hoep I get to find this one cause those axes are truely spectacular, and having them be recipes is genious.

Lillaanya
09-15-2008, 09:00 PM
I have yet to see a guide post on the Oasis board about anything <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Eveningsong
09-15-2008, 10:13 PM
They posted at least once here <a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?topic_id=427245" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/...topic_id=427245</a> but its easy to miss.  I wish the server and class forums were at the same level as the other forums, even if we had to scroll down.  I never think to go looking there and I think many don't even know they exist.

Katanalla
09-15-2008, 10:16 PM
<p>Guide events appear to be a dwindling occurance, running low on guides or w/e. Used to be a regular event, now rare to see 1 event in a regular play time. They're a load of fun, just now seems to be horribly inconvenient times -- like early AM hours, or in the evening when everyone's doin the hour long instances, or 3-5hr raids.</p>

Elorah
09-15-2008, 10:18 PM
I have noticed that the Guide events are posted in waves....   which is why I try to make them when I see them.  In this case, the rewards were amazing and I LOVE them!  I guess that Butcherblock is lucky that we have Miss Squeecha who seems to be one of the more vocal guides on the forums...You just need to know where to look and keep an eye on it.  I will usually do a quick looksie once a day in case....I missed out on the Mistletoe and I am sickened by this....

Piccolo
09-16-2008, 12:31 AM
<b><i>could you pm me the npc name or location?</i></b>

Eveningsong
09-16-2008, 12:59 AM
Nope, because its not a mob or npc in game, its a reward offered by guides who run live events in game.  Do a /who all guide periodically, and keep an eye on your server's forum to try to see if an event is running.

Galldora
09-16-2008, 02:14 AM
Those are nice!  I hope we are able to obtain the recipes on The Bazaar at some point, even though we aren't able to have guides on this server.

Nefariaa
09-16-2008, 02:50 AM
I get really sick of the bazaar being the red headed step child server for guide events. <img src="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/images/smilies/2e207fad049d4d292f60607f80f05768.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" />

Domino
09-16-2008, 02:58 AM
<cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite><blockquote>I get really sick of the bazaar being the red headed step child server for guide events. <img src="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/images/smilies/2e207fad049d4d292f60607f80f05768.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" /></blockquote>You know there are NPCs already on Bazaar server offering a selection of guide quests, since you don't have guides, right?  Go check Everfrost, Commonlands, Antonica, and Darklight Woods, for starters.  And some other zones too after GU49 goes live.  <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" />  <i>*now sits back and waits for everyone on servers who DO have guides to complain that the Bazaar server has it too easy*</i> <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/385970365b8ed7503b4294502a458efa.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" />

Nefariaa
09-16-2008, 03:07 AM
<cite>DominoDev wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite><blockquote>I get really sick of the bazaar being the red headed step child server for guide events. <img src="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/images/smilies/2e207fad049d4d292f60607f80f05768.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" /></blockquote>You know there are NPCs already on Bazaar server offering a selection of guide quests, since you don't have guides, right?  Go check Everfrost, Commonlands, Antonica, and Darklight Woods, for starters.  And some other zones too after GU49 goes live.  <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" />  <i>*now sits back and waits for everyone on servers who DO have guides to complain that the Bazaar server has it too easy*</i> <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/385970365b8ed7503b4294502a458efa.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" /></blockquote><img src="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/images/smilies/385970365b8ed7503b4294502a458efa.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" /> I take it back! I didnt know there were npc guides in all of those places! The search begins!  /loves bazaar again <img src="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/images/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" />

Wilde_Night
09-16-2008, 04:56 AM
<cite>Eveningsong wrote:</cite><blockquote>Nope, because its not a mob or npc in game, its a reward offered by guides who run live events in game.  Do a /who all guide periodically, and keep an eye on your server's forum to try to see if an event is running.</blockquote>Actually, the server Roach and myself are on do not have live Guides.  The Exchange and PvP servers have permanent NPC's that are located all over Norrath that we can speak with to do the task and earn rewards.  So, for us it is an NPC in game.  I will keep an eye out and report back if I find the location of this new one, probably he will be in Butcherblock.

Leko
09-16-2008, 07:46 AM
<cite>DominoDev wrote:</cite><blockquote>You know there are NPCs already on Bazaar server offering a selection of guide quests, since you don't have guides, right?  Go check Everfrost, Commonlands, Antonica, and Darklight Woods, for starters.  And some other zones too after GU49 goes live.  <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" />  <i>*now sits back and waits for everyone on servers who DO have guides to complain that the Bazaar server has it too easy*</i> <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/385970365b8ed7503b4294502a458efa.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" /></blockquote>Will these be offred on the PvP servers?  If so, can we get a list of the zones the starters are in?  If not, Can we get Guides on the PvP servers?

Piccolo
09-16-2008, 10:52 AM
<p><b>hah! i didnt know that the guides were PC's on other servers. i would still like to do the Axe guide quest</b></p><p><b>not for the axes but for the title. the axes would like nice in my home. although i cant post pictures of my house because it is decorated to look like a tornado went thru it. <img src="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/images/smilies/136dd33cba83140c7ce38db096d05aed.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" /></b></p><p><b>thanks for the info.</b></p>

Rijacki
09-16-2008, 11:12 AM
<cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Eveningsong wrote:</cite><blockquote>Nope, because its not a mob or npc in game, its a reward offered by guides who run live events in game.  Do a /who all guide periodically, and keep an eye on your server's forum to try to see if an event is running.</blockquote>Actually, the server Roach and myself are on do not have live Guides.  The Exchange and PvP servers have permanent NPC's that are located all over Norrath that we can speak with to do the task and earn rewards.  So, for us it is an NPC in game.  I will keep an eye out and report back if I find the location of this new one, probably he will be in Butcherblock.</blockquote>yeah, sadly the only server I have a chance of doing the guide quests on is Venekor (PvP) 'cause my play time doesn't match up with guide times (so badly, I can't even volunteer to be a guide and get out of the initiate phase.. I know because I tried.).

Eveningsong
09-16-2008, 12:50 PM
Whoops I forgot the guide npcs are on servers other than Test lol.  I find it a bit odd, actually, that they don't have guides on PVP servers, but I suppose players would just kill them lol.

Katanalla
09-16-2008, 03:39 PM
<p>PVP would have guide events, but Halden would be too afraid to announce the winners in Freeport for his event.....</p>

Mikkachu
09-16-2008, 05:38 PM
Aw... the Kithicor guides decided to stop posting guide events for us, which I think is a shame.  I hope I'll be able to catch this one... I love those axes!  They're beautiful!

Odalia
09-16-2008, 06:07 PM
I'm a sad sad carpy they did this event on Unrest this afternoon while I was at work no axes for me.

Giral
09-16-2008, 06:35 PM
<p><i>*now sits back and waits for everyone on servers who DO have guides to complain that the Bazaar server has it too easy*</i> <img src="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/images/smilies/385970365b8ed7503b4294502a458efa.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" /> </p><p>just one more reason to love Domino <img src="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/images/smilies/e8a506dc4ad763aca51bec4ca7dc8560.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" /></p>

Zmobie
09-16-2008, 07:08 PM
<cite>DominoDev wrote:</cite><blockquote><i>*now sits back and waits for everyone on servers who DO have guides to complain that the Bazaar server has it too easy*</i> <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/385970365b8ed7503b4294502a458efa.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" /></blockquote>Um.So, where are the guide-bots for PVP servers?-Tusk

Galldora
09-16-2008, 07:21 PM
<cite>DominoDev wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite></cite><i>*now sits back and waits for everyone on servers who DO have guides to complain that the Bazaar server has it too easy*</i> <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/385970365b8ed7503b4294502a458efa.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" /></blockquote>Well, there WOULD be other ways that might be more fair.  For instance, what if the "guides" weren't always up and it took some effort to get these quests?   Perhaps all the guide quests could be potentially available on servers that don't have actual guides, but only at certain times or under certain circumstances.

Foolsfolly
09-16-2008, 08:51 PM
I arrived halfway through a guide event on crushbone today. The guide refused to let me help out, and just told me to stay vigilant.These guides are the worst way you could possibly have chosen to handle events in norrath. They are a nightmare for carpenters like myself who enjoy decorating, and have virtually no chance of happening to be in the right place at the right time for these things. Way to kill the fun factor sony =/ps. the greenrobes on crushbone have not posted anything in a whole month.

Eveningsong
09-16-2008, 08:55 PM
Keep in mind that the past month is one of the busiest months of the year for many people.  Between summer holidays, school starting, work picking up in many industries... well, the guides are volunteers with real lives.  Hopefully now that the Sept rush is almost over things will get back to the usual schedule.  And if folks think that there aren't enough guide events, perhaps more should volunteer <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />.  I don't know how it works, but I suspect that guides probably have some pretty stringent restrictions on what they can and can't do.

Heulaxxx
09-16-2008, 10:15 PM
The Guides are definitely around!  Keep your eyes and ears open, you never know when you'll spot one of us - at varying times of the day all days of the week!

Domino
09-16-2008, 11:10 PM
<cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite></cite>Will these be offred on the PvP servers?  If so, can we get a list of the zones the starters are in?  If not, Can we get Guides on the PvP servers?</blockquote>Yes, they've been there for months too.  <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  Not every single guide quest can be made available on exchange/pvp servers, since some are very free-form and basically just involve roleplaying with the guide, something an NPC can't do.  But, the ones that can be easily converted to NPCs are being continually added.  Consider it a tradeoff if you like - if you get NPCs you can always get the quests with no inconvenience, but not quite as large a selection.  If you are on a normal PvE server you come across the guides less easily (though, they do often post events in server forums so it's worth watching out for) but you get a wider selection of quests and rewards.  And either way if you make a character on Test server, you'll often find me there of an evening offering guide quests too!

Sayne
09-17-2008, 12:11 AM
This actually makes me sad since the Kithicor Guides stopped posting about quests.  I'm a graduate student and I work many hours in a lab each day, which means my play time isn't as much as I wish it was.  As it is, my chances of running into a Guide are slim, and even if I am online it's hard to know when they're in a certain part of the world unless I'm doing /who all guide every 15 minutes.However, the new quests look really, really fun.  I'm sad that I had to miss out on so many pies and muffins, and I'm sad that my decorator probably won't get this recipe book, but I do thank the Guides for all their hard work and dedication to the players.  To those that have expressed dissatisfaction with the Guides' running of the quests, please keep in mind that they're players just like us who dedicate their free time to give us special and fun things.  We should be happy we get such a service from such caring players.  I for one have purely enjoyed all the quests I've been involved in on Kithicor, and I'm glad to see them about when I do get the chance <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />Also, those axes are freaking awesome.

Aerfen
09-20-2008, 01:37 AM
<p>I am so disappointed.  I was in another guide event last night (Thursday night) and specifically asked about this quest.  The guide said they had no knowledge of it, but to monitor the forums.</p><p>Fast forward to today: They posted about it!!! yay!!  I was so excited!!</p><p>Fast forward to tonight:  nothing, not there, nada, zilch.  So I ventured to check the broker and guess what?  Someone is selling the axes.  So I send a friendly /tell inquiring and guess when they did it?  LAST NIGHT.  From the sounds of it, immediately following when I asked about it.  The info got posted today on the forums, but the event was yesterday.  What are the odds??</p><p>/cry</p>

Zehl_Ice-Fire
09-20-2008, 03:12 AM
There has to be a better way to do guide/GM events. I've been playing this game since close to launch and I've seen about 3 guide events which weren't that great. They get posted sometimes now on the forums but they end up either being during day work hours most of the time.  I live in Freeport. Every time a friend tells me an event is in ANTONICA or Thundering steppes or Gfay, its alost always gone by the time I get there. The few I saw and the ones my friends tell me of there is usually 2-5 people around to get the quests and they aren't there for long giving them.You can't tell me this is a fair system and that I have just been in the wrong place at the wrong time every single day for 4 years. I had to buy my tortured skeletons and my friend was lucky to get the axes so I'm going to have to have him make them.My suggestion:Make it server wide messages. Then EVERYONE who wants to partake has the same amount of time to get there instead of finding out about it when there is 30 secs to get across the world. I doubt it would be overwhelming to the guides giving the quests, there is only a small handful of people (on my server) who really would care to run and do it.

Lillaanya
09-20-2008, 04:27 AM
<cite>Heula wrote:</cite><blockquote>The Guides are definitely around!  Keep your eyes and ears open, you never know when you'll spot one of us - at varying times of the day all days of the week!</blockquote>The problem is that most folks don't have the time to be on all the time just hoping to catch a guide event.  I have only ever seen one event on Oasis, and that was only because I happened to zone into the zone it was happening in....but as they were wrapping up.  There was no notice of it on the boards, nor anything said of it in any general chat channels, so basically you just had to happen to be in the zone when it started to be able to participate.  It just seems that some servers are really well informed about guide events, and on other servers there is little to no communication at all.  I just think it would be nice if there was some sort of standard across all servers.

Chiyoiche
09-20-2008, 10:10 AM
Nothings been posted by the guides for the AB server in weeks either...but yet theres someone selling axes... /sigh...and yesh i do the /who all guide/gm rather frquently and havent seen one..

Asima
09-20-2008, 06:56 PM
Does anyone know if the event has already taken place on Blackburrow?  I checked the Blackburrow forums, but I don't see any guide postings there since Riesling on May 7th <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Korzin
09-21-2008, 01:41 PM
<p>Hi guys. Kehlee, Everfrost Guide here. I have had the pleasure of running many quests/RP events with the wonderful people on Everfrost and I know of at least twice that the Axe quest has been run. Most servers - and I do say most because I can't speak for all- do run quests a number of times a week and most do post on their server community on these forums about when/what is being run. Keep an eye out for the posts on your forums or start a post there asking the guides to let you know when/what is being done for your server. We do this voluntarily to make the game more fun not in an attempt to frustrate people more. So don't get fed up, just post on your forums and be patient. You'll get it- we'll run it as/when we can. See you all around (well at least you EF peeps!)  <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Ashlian
09-21-2008, 04:55 PM
<p>Is there anything wrong with a calendar linked from the login page? I know there's theoretically a guide page with calendar but all I ever see on it are SWG events, at least nothing is ever posted for Mistmoore.....SWG seems to have WAY the edge on EQ2 as far as event notification for their servers. We have easy to use Guildportal calendars and many other calendar options for guilds that don't want to use Guildportal as well....every guild webpage has a monthly calendar of some sort. You can't tell me it isn't that easy for EQ2 to put up a monthly event calendar for each server. </p><p>Posting on the forums is a VERY ineffective way to announce ANYTHING to the majority of players, as the majority of players never COMES HERE. And if they do, the chances of them looking at a server forum are miniscule. I can agree that it would be counterproductive to do worldwide announcements for Guide events....I remember in EQ1 how many times zones were crashed due to live events, and I actually FOUND a live event recently on my server but it was meant for GROUPS and I ended up being the odd person out /cry. Events in which you have to form a group really annoy me. I spent a good thirty minutes just locating in Antonica where the event was, and then standing there while the Guides said form up groups, and when the two groups were formed, there I was groupless. I think I could have managed to Oink like a pig and chase the pig guides to the farm without a group! All the Guides need to do is keep a list of participants like they did for the diving event (one of the only two guide events I've participated in in the entire time the game has been live). </p><p>But the main thing would at least be to announce things on a calendar! A calendar people who don't bother to come to the forums could see easily.</p>

Catria
10-09-2008, 02:00 PM
<cite>DominoDev wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite><blockquote>I get really sick of the bazaar being the red headed step child server for guide events. <img src="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/images/smilies/2e207fad049d4d292f60607f80f05768.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" /></blockquote>You know there are NPCs already on Bazaar server offering a selection of guide quests, since you don't have guides, right?  Go check Everfrost, Commonlands, Antonica, and Darklight Woods, for starters.  And some other zones too after GU49 goes live.  <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" />  <i>*now sits back and waits for everyone on servers who DO have guides to complain that the Bazaar server has it too easy*</i> <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/385970365b8ed7503b4294502a458efa.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" width="15" height="15" /></blockquote><p>Domino, can you pretty please give us a couple hints as to how many new ones are in with GU49 and where we should look for starters?  My husband found one, I think, by accident in DLW, but we have no clue where to look for others.  There are sooo many zones in the game now, could you give us even a broad hint such as which expansion the zone(s) are from?  </p><p>So far, we have found about 6 guide quests.  How many are we missing?</p>

Meatmonster
10-09-2008, 08:07 PM
Edit- Axe quest npc is on PVP servers in Butcherblock. I think I've found for the most part the ones Domino is talking about(Attempting to create spoiler tags) though-<span style="color: #715851;">Failed tags miserably, DONT LOOK if you dont wanna see</span><span style="color: #800000;"><span style="color: #993366;"><span style="color: #715851;">Darklight woods- -191, -59, 144Antonica- Between Blackburrow and the coast Everfrost- Snowman on docksCommonlands- By lake, I believe nearest DLW zone</span></span></span>

Aubalys
10-09-2008, 10:14 PM
<p>WHOA!!!!  Guides posting on the forums when and where an event will be?!?</p><p> Let me tell you all, things have gotten better if this is true.  (I haven't seen it...)</p><p>Believe me, I was a guide for a while in EQI, and we were not allowed to say ANYTHING!!!</p><p>Most events we were allowed to run, you had to follow a STRICT script.   SOE would go over the logs for the session, and we would get yelled at if we changed the script.</p><p>As far as sending worldwide messages, NO WAY!  Only if the script called for it.  We could noteven poke our heads into the next zone and OOC to raise awareness of our being there.  This was the main reason I left, aside from no longer being able to help players with their problems...</p><p> Anywho, if this has changed, and you can actually have fun with the events and the players, please,let me know, all you guides out there now, asI would love to ome back!</p>

Korzin
10-10-2008, 09:03 AM
<p>Its me again! I just ran this axe quest on wed afternoon, and even tho I used a zone emote (guide thingy) to garner interest in several surrounding zones off of butcherblock, I only had 6 people show up and at least 2 were alts of one other.  <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  </p><p>In response to Aubalys' post about guides being allowed to post about quests... we're here to make the game a bit more fun and add a bit more interaction. Speaking for the EF server guideset- we LOVE talking to people and hinting whats coming. Yes, we do have scripts for the quest but most if not all do give some leeway for RPing with those that come to play when you are doing the quest. There are still limits of course ( we won't tell you how to complete the quest or tell you where the update is or what the reward is for coming back to us if its not a quest requirement) but we do all we can to make it fun.  We use zone emotes (usually preceded by a **guide event** by many of us) to gather interest and hint to people when/where the event is starting. And I know we've posted many times on the EF forum about upcoming events and their times/locations.  So... please don't be upset with us- remember we're doing this as volunteers in our spare time. I have a very limited time to play (as a mom with 2 and 3 year old sons and an online business) so I have to make sure I do this in what little bit of time I get during the week just for me. If I had the time I'd run quests every day or at least be on every day to chat and hang out with people, but I can't so I just do what I can when I can.  Please if there's a quest you know you want to see, feel free to PM me and I'll let ya know a general time if its scheduled (at least for EF- you other servers take it up with your guides!!) We wanna make it fun and happy- not make you upset you didn't get in on it. And keep in mind if ya missed it this time- there's always next time!</p>

Catria
10-10-2008, 03:01 PM
<p>To date, my husband and I have found six guide quests:</p><p>Glow as BrightlyThe Fairy LanternThe Gnollish MenaceLove Potion Number OneDressed for SuccessAxe and Ye Shall Receive</p><p>Have we missed any, Domino?</p>

Mystfit
10-10-2008, 04:03 PM
<p>Yes, you're missing the Creepy Creature Catalog Quest that gives a really nice book for your house. </p><p>Oh wait.....that's just in my fantasies still. They haven't made it into a guide quest yet....could though, I mean the mobs for it are still up!!!!</p><p>Ah well, I shall continue to dream.</p>

Whilhelmina
10-12-2008, 07:18 AM
<p>Domino, there's one thing that is bothering me on those axes : they are one sided and I can't flip them. Could there be a way to flip the items ? So we could cross them, like those ?</p><p><img src="http://fr.empirecostume.com/images/boutique/S/999.jpg" alt="" border="0" /></p>