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Old 10-16-2015, 12:43 AM   #1
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Welcome to Terrors of Thalumbra Beta!

You'll want to start by speaking to Captain Ethan Dariani in the Isle of Mara bar to start the signature quest. This will lead you into the new zones while giving you a bit of the story and background.

Later, you'll also find Charles Q Tinkersmith down in the lower level of the forge, and Gwynvyn's daily quests will unlock once you finish the main questline (minus Tinkersmith).

Gwynvyn has 7 daily quests, but based on feedback from the tradeskill forum, they're currently structured so that you can do them all at once if you prefer. This means you then will not have any quests to do for the rest of the week. If you'd rather treat them as once-a-day quests you're welcome to do them that way also. Setting them up this way meant we couldn't use the mission system and its UI, however, so you won't be able to easily see when you can repeat them again (except by watching for a quest feather on Gwynvyn). To assist this, we added one weekly tradeskill quest which DOES use the normal mission system. If you do choose to do all the daily quests at once, then if you do the weekly at the same time, then you can use the timer on this as a reminder of when you'll be able to do the dailies again also. Alternately if you prefer to just log in every day, you probably don't need to worry about this as you'll see the quest feather.

If it turns out to be preferable to change Gwynvyn's daily quests to the normal mission system so you just get offered one per day, please give us this feedback during beta and we can switch it over relatively easily. This was a suggestion that seemed worth trying, so let us know what you think.

Please post any feedback or bugs that you may have found with expansion tradeskill quests in this thread. This will help us keep track of any issues. Please include the name of the quest, and what your journal says, as well as the details of what isn't working or seems bugged.

Thanks for your help in testing! Smile


Complete quest list, with the questgiver:

  1. "What Lies Beneath" (Captain Ethan Dariani) -- signature quest
  2. "Assay of Origin" (Captain Ethan Dariani)
  3. "Ore of Yore" (Dror)
  4. "More Ore of Yore" (Einva)
  5. "Underfoot Defender" (Duality)
  6. "Subtunarian Subterfuge" (Duality)
  7. "Into the Unknown" (Duality)
  8. "Stranger in Distress" (Brytthel)
  9. "Menace in the Mine" (Brytthel)
  10. "Scanning the Seals" (Brumley Langboom)
  11. "Monitoring the Situation" (Brumley Langboom)
  12. "Attuning the Portal" (Brumley Langboom)
  13. "Monitor Malfunction" (Brumley Langboom)
  14. "Researching a Solution" (Brytthel)
  15. "Containing the Stone" (Brytthel)
  16. "Scuttling to Safety" (Charles Q Tinkersmith)
  17. "Fire Striker" (Charles Q Tinkersmith)
  18. "You Only Test Twice" (Charles Q Tinkersmith)
  19. "The Man with the Tinkered Eye" (Charles Q Tinkersmith) *zone not available till Oct 26th*
  20. "Fuels Are Forever" (Charles Q Tinkersmith) *zone not available till Oct 26th*
  21. "For Your Eyes Only" (Charles Q Tinkersmith)
  22. "A Cure for Maldura" (Gwynvyn) - daily repeatable
  23. "Arming Maldura" (Gwynvyn) - daily repeatable
  24. "Healing for Maldura" (Gwynvyn) - daily repeatable *zone not available till Oct 26th*
  25. "Monitoring Maldura" (Gwynvyn) - daily repeatable
  26. "Malduran Medicine" (Gwynvyn) - daily repeatable
  27. "Malduran Mouths to Feed" (Gwynvyn) - daily repeatable
  28. "Malduran Refills" (Gwynvyn) - daily repeatable
  29. "Restocking the Deepforge Depot" (Gwynvyn) - weekly mission
Some notes on quests: at some point during beta I'm going to change Captain Ethan so that you will need to have completed his initial questline "The Captain's Lament" before you'll see him in the bar. This will prevent you from seeing him both in the tent and in the bar. Currently however beta buffed new characters will see him in both places. And, three of the quests send you into heroic instances; on beta, these will not be available until October 26th, so you won't be able to complete these quests till then.

The signature quest "What Lies Beneath" can be deleted at any point and you will be able to go back and hail the various people you already helped to get it updated again. However, this may cause a few odd visual issues if you do this - for example if you delete the signature quest while working on the Duality's quests, you won't be able to see the portal that he casts to get you to Thalumbra until you go back and reaquire the signature quest and get it back up to date. Since you shouldn't be deleting quests you're in the middle of anyway and since you won't actually be permanently stuck by this, I'm probably not going to change this particular oddity, but if you do discover a way to get completely stuck please do report it.
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:24 PM   #2
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Einva wont talk to us when we get to that step... or is it intended cuz we cant continue past it for now?
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:01 PM   #3
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It's not intended. What is "that step"? Please specify the name of the quest and what your journal says ... you need to speak to Forgemaster Gert in Thurgadin before Einva.
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:04 PM   #4
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with many crafters on different accounts I prefer to be able to do all the quest at once, instead off switching 20 times per day ...
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:13 PM   #5
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Forgemaster Gert does not have a book (or feather) over her head for her quest update. (What Lies Beneath: Perhaps the crafters of Thurgadin know more).
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:20 PM   #6
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The Thurgadin step for What Lies Beneath indicates the Great Divide is the "current zone" for the quest, rather than Thurgadin. It's caused some confusion amongst the crafters. Add in the lack of feather over Forgemaster Gert, and it took some prodding to figure out what was going on.
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:30 PM   #7
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The refresh rate for books for 'More Ore of Yore' step "Search the library for references to Maldura' needs to be upped. Even with just 2 people we're having trouble getting updates.
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:37 PM   #8
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Double clicking the references in your inventory from the "More Ore of Yore" quest step causes a game crash.
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:37 PM   #9
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Yes, the spawn rate of the harvested book updates is horrible and its going to turn into a brawl here with all of us trying to get the updates
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:52 PM   #10
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Hm, they're set to a 1 second respawn, but they appear in random locations so look around a bit on the shelves. Two are on one floor, and the third is on the other level.

Fixing the zone description, thanks! And trying to figure out why Gert doesn't have the feather, that's a mystery still, but investigating.

Mystified by this one, there is nothing different about these from any other quest item, they do nothing. Will try to reproduce.
Thanks for all the feedback so far! Smile
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Old 10-20-2015, 11:13 PM   #11
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Reproducing doesn't seem to be a problem (for me). Every single time I've double clicked the quest items, I've crashed the game completely. However, it seems like others don't have that problem? I tried changing my options (from double click tries to equip to double click tries to use), and I crashed again. Changing the double click option for sell/buy/repair also didn't keep me from crashing. I'll try it with another quest item and see if I just somehow contracted a bug that no one else can find...

EDIT! I totally forgot that last time I did beta, after the first rush I grabbed my custom UI and imported it. Trashing that and seeing if it fixes it (apparently people in General figured that out).

EDIT 2: Yep, apparently deleting the eq2ui_examine.xml fixes the issue and now I can double click to examine with no problems. This is what I get for beta testing with a custom UI.
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Old 10-21-2015, 12:00 AM   #12
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Roekillik Den. Waiting for zone server.............
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Old 10-21-2015, 12:16 AM   #13
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I had a bit of confusion with the text of this part of the quest More Ore of Yore

Einva says to you, We've an urgent need of more paper, I'm assigned tae gather plants from the wastes and make a fresh batch. Here's directions, if ye can take care o' that, I'll look intae the histories."

After reading that, I took a griffon to Eastern Wastes. While flying I opened my quest journal only to read that I need to harvest spiceleaf plants right outside the thurgadin rear door. The text was just a little confusing to me is all.

Also, the text has two unneeded comas. Should read, We've an urgent need to more paper. (period) I'm assigned tae gather plants from the wastes and make a fresh batch. Here's directions. (period) If ye can take care o' that, I'll look intae the histories.
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Old 10-21-2015, 12:25 AM   #14
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This is the step where we're stuck until tomorrow, because they forgot to patch in that zone.
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Old 10-21-2015, 12:41 AM   #15
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"Malduran Mouths to Feed" - the recipe for Truffle Macaroni and Mycelium makes something different, "Truffle Macaroni and Tempeh" - said it's required by this quest, but quest did not update at all.
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Old 10-21-2015, 12:47 AM   #16
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"Arming Maldura" - making the Malduran Tower Shields required does not appear to update the quest at all.
"Malduran Medicine" - making the Maldura Regeneration Potion required does not appear to update the quest at all.
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Old 10-21-2015, 01:19 AM   #17
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Gwynvyn offered you these quests? Hmmm... that is a bug too, you should have to complete most of the questline before she'll offer them.
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Old 10-21-2015, 01:42 AM   #18
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she is offering all the quests and I can verify the crafting ones don't update.
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Old 10-21-2015, 02:38 AM   #19
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I finished the ore assay quest (pretty much the first ts quest in the new expac), and at the end I'm told to show Ethan the reports when he's standing by Koros, quest completes and that's it. There's no further cues as to where I'm supposed to go. Any idea?
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Old 10-21-2015, 04:44 AM   #20
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[BUG] Assay of Origin:
We are doing ore assays, but the T11 one is iodocus cluster, which is that tier's soft metal. It should instead be a cadmium assay with cadmium ore, should it not? BigGrin

(Once that is fixed, you'll also have to fix the dialog where you tell Cylianna that it isn't blah, blah, blah "or iodocus ore.")
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Old 10-21-2015, 05:10 AM   #21
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So yeah, reading is awesome. I totally missed where it said I was off to Butcherblock at the end of the dialogue of Assay of Origin. I had gone afk for a while and the text scrolled off my screen, so I didn't know till I made a new toon and read it again lol.
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Old 10-21-2015, 05:22 AM   #22
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Thanks for this. I had no idea who I was looking for!
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Old 10-21-2015, 01:37 PM   #23
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Been waiting for zone server for over an hour to get into Roekillik Den in the Underfoot Defender quest. have even logged out and back into game 4 times now still unable to zone into Den. Frown
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Old 10-21-2015, 01:45 PM   #24
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Roekillik Den. is causing me to crash and not zone.
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Old 10-21-2015, 01:46 PM   #25
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Waited 10 minutes this go and finally was kicked back to Sundered Frontier saying that zone was currently unavailable
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Old 10-21-2015, 02:16 PM   #26
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Thith points reset on zoning to 0 everytime.
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Old 10-21-2015, 04:01 PM   #27
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Really like that you can get all 7 daily quests at the same time, really reduces character swapping. Thanks please keep this.
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Old 10-21-2015, 04:15 PM   #28
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It might be just for beta so they could all be tested. I wouldn't mind being able to choose 1 for the day instead of having to wait for a specific day of the week.
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Old 10-21-2015, 04:17 PM   #29
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The Roekillik Den zone is not available to zone into, so I can't progress through the quest 'Underfoot Defender'.
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Old 10-21-2015, 04:40 PM   #30
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Yea, thought I read somewhere this zone was getting patched in today. No?
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