Hotzones

Discussion in 'The Newbie Zone' started by Siluett, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. Siluett New Member

    Can we plz get new hotzones? This should change ever 3month or atmost 6
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  2. Mithrandyr Augur

    They usually change them during the anniversary
  3. Coldmouth Elder

    Isnt Grounds a hot zone though? the low level ones suck big time, but leveling is so fast now adays its the high level ones that matter.
  4. Siluett New Member

    My main reason playing is nostalgica, I love playing lv 1-70 oldzones
  5. Sanh Elder

    This is something I've ALWAYS thought. It seems like we've had grounds and valley forever. EQ has a ton of underutilized zones. Change it up, keep things interesting. 3 months is a good time frame I think.
  6. asgaard Augur

    Agree. And, if it's possible, I would like to see hot zones where you can get some ok regular exp when not doing the dailys. I'm not talking about really great exp either. I would be happy with something better than practically non-existent. Oceangreen Hills is the 75 hot zone. I took my 76 warrior there. Just me and the merc. AA exp and leadership off. Killed a yellow Blackburrow Lurker, and the exp bar barely moved.
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  7. Nolrog Augur

    Maybe this is something they will do on a more frequent basis as part of the new update plan.
  8. Sanh Elder

    This is another good point. Hot zone xp doesn't seem to be as good as it should be. In many cases I wonder if it's any better than another zone that level at all.

    As much as I support the plan to give AA, I would be just as happy if they instead decided to greatly boost hotzones xp. In fact, it could be argued that GREATLY boosting hotzones xp is a superior alternative.
  9. Borek-VS Augur

    I'm inclined to agree.

    Since the increase in exp from the hot zone quests, I haven't noticed any hot zones that give an obvious increase in exp; before that, there were usually one or two out of each set (this is all very subjective, of course).

    I'm in two minds about the frequency of hot zone changes: on the one hand, if there's a good set, I'd like it to hang around for 6-12 months. But when there's a set of less desirable zones, I can put up with them for three months, if I have to. There's no doubt that the hot zone quest exp is a success, gets more characters more exp, etc.; but it's another example of wanting to force everyone to play in the current expansion only, rather than capitalising on the breath and depth of content that is the big advantage of EQ. Just take a look at the comments made by returnees (and genuine new players) here on that subject.

    Autogrant of AAs just forces the issue further, by making it very hard for a serious (Gold) player to spend time in the middle levels. Removing the cap on banked AAs (and granting to the bank only) might have wider application, but I acknowledge the problem with banking AAs in advance of an expansion (there are obvious solutions, but they all require investment in code).
  10. Siluett New Member

    SOE , any plans for Hotzones ?
  11. Doranur_Aleguzzler Filthy Casualâ„¢

    How hard would it be to simply switch to a previous set of zones, while not adding new itemization?
  12. CrazyLarth Augur

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  13. Siluett New Member

  14. drkoli Augur

    I'd love convorteum to become a HZ
  15. Phrett Augur

    Noooo... that's where I go to avoid all you Hotzone lovers. Geesh
  16. Potawatomi Augur

    Yes and it was asked for constantly. You can ask, just don't get your hopes up.
  17. drkoli Augur

    /shrug

    I'm there twice a week as it is may as well get a bonus while I'm there lol

    Even after they fix recap ilk still xp alts there
  18. drkoli Augur

  19. pk76 Augur

    THE ground rock , because of the very fast repop , i hope they won't touch it , or make more zones like that for fast repop. ;)
  20. Pirlo Augur

    Is Conv unlocked to all?