Year of Darkpaw quest has turned GFay into a level 100+ death zone.

Discussion in 'Time Locked Progression Servers' started by Artanthos, Mar 17, 2024.

  1. Artanthos Journeyman

    There has been zero scaling with the YoDP quest in Greater Faydark.

    On Oakwynd, aggressive level 105+ mobs now roam GFay, including between Felwith and the PoK book, hitting for thousands of point of damage.

    If you are not going to scale the YoDP quests for the TLP servers, at least remove the quests instead of turning newbie zones into instant death zones.
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  2. Manerz Lorekeeper

    The fact that there are minors lvl 10 to 120 means it does scale
  3. theonepercent Augur

    Designed for a wide range of levels != scaling.
    Scaling would be something like if only classic is open the skeletons are level 10, if Kunark is open they're level 30 etc.
    Either way having high level KoS mobs in a noob zone like this is stupid.
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  4. Manerz Lorekeeper

    Except in this case scaling would mean able to complete on any server right? Which it is. The affect it has on low level people being able to use gfay is a secondary affect. There are plenty of other starting zones but the 25th anniversary only happens once
  5. Waring_McMarrin Augur

    That doesn't help players who are starting in gfay and bound there.
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  6. Lineater Augur

    Sounds like good anniversary content to me. Reminds me of the Griffons and hill giants roaming the East & West Commonlands circa 1999.

    Head on a swivel, champ.
  7. Yinla Ye Ol' Dragon

    Anniversary content is usually followed by hardcore heritage, it is bad enough we lose lower level zones to that, especially as these are popular zones for leveling, Naggys Lair, Unrest, Blackburrow, Crushbone, Seb, etc. Now they add high level mobs to a zone which is the newbie zone for 2 starting cities.

    It isn't like they don't have level appropriate zones they could put the mobs in. If they want to add higher level mobs to lower level zones they need to create instances for them.
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  8. Arclyte Augur

    better lock your doors, elf scum
  9. Velisaris_MS Augur

    No, the skeletons are for YoTD tasks, which means they're gonna be there alll year...long after the anniversary stuff ends.
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  10. Kahna Augur


    By the time HH is out on a server these are hardly popular leveling zones. For the 8 or so hours that even the most casual player is below level 60 TSS zones are far faster for leveling.
  11. Waring_McMarrin Augur

    TSS zones are not an option for all TLP servers and losing a starting zone can be a bit hit for the players who start in that zone.
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  12. Yinla Ye Ol' Dragon

    This is on all servers. We have new servers coming in May, how do you suggest the players get from Kelethin and Felwith without going through Greater Faydark find somewhere to level?
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  13. mbwon49 New Member

    would be interesting if they are also on the new tlps to start
  14. CdeezNotes Augur

    HH is locked behind certain expansions being out on TLPs so TSS is available during HH. You're wrong, as usual.
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  15. OldTimeEQ1 Augur

    On topic, this is just the incentive for your ezmoders (all you Faydwer elven scum :p) to start in Qeynos area, and experience Blackburrow, and realize it is an actual dungeon (unlike the 20 feet long crushbone which trained people to LFG at KC entrance in the old days) :p
  16. Enuen Journeyman

    There are high level mobs right outside Felwithe, one of which paths right through the noob spawn point. I got spawn camped by one of these mobs at one point - think I died 3-4 times in a row just hoping it would move away. What dev thought this was a good idea?
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  17. theonepercent Augur

  18. Arclyte Augur

    this brings a smile to my face, maybe you could ask firiona vie for help?

    or maybe do a few pushups once in a while so your feeble high elven frame doesn't have the STR score of an 8 year old haha
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  19. Muramx Augur

    Scaling on all of them has been terrible across the board. You can snooze and solo the keys/tower at 125 but need a group at 65, or specific classes to beat it....
  20. Tyranthraxus Grognard

    On the other hand my first EQ experience was zoning into Qeynos Hills and getting curb stomped by the giant skeletons from an early anniversary event. Getting a couple cool items off them from high level chars helpin out to start with wasn't a shabby way to get addicted either. Maybe more that for newbie zones, and less certain death ;)
    Giant Skeletons you can see coming and be afraid of, tiny level 85 skeletons the size of mice hiding behind trees... thats nightmarish.
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