Quest Journal Notes Guide

Discussion in 'News and Announcements' started by Angeliana, Nov 14, 2023.

  1. Angeliana Senior Community Manager

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    Make your own quest notes!

    Sometimes you need to add some of your own notes to a quest. Maybe it’s a set of coordinates, a particular set of steps, or even a trick on how to beat the boss. With the Quest Journal Notes feature, you can do all that!

    To use the Quest Journal Notes, do the following:
    • Open your Quest Journal by pressing J.
    • Select an active or completed quest from the list.
    • Select one of the two tabs.
      • Details will show the quest details like before.
      • Notes is an editor where notes for the selected quest can be added.
    • Click the Edit button on the Notes tab to gain the ability to type in the textbox and add personal notes.
    • Click the Save button to then save that note for future use.
      • The saved notes are shared between characters, so you can help your future self out with notes.
      • The notes are saved locally in the new QuestNotes directory.
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    Quest Journal
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    Quest journal tabs
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    Add notes and save!
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  2. Lysioronn Member

    Thank you dear EQ2-Team for this helpful tool, will copy over wiki-infos, lore.... How much space do we have for the text? Is there a limit of letters and can we edit EQ2-Folder too?
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  3. Lokomahu New Member

    Very nice. Thank you.
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  4. NyteRose Member

    What a cool and helpful tool- thank you EQ2 Team for adding it :)
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  5. Edelphia Well-Known Member

    Good questions! Also, can we copy the waypoints to use without having to type them in separately in the command bar?
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  6. Lysioronn Member

    아마도 작업 텍스트를 번역할 공간이 있을 것입니다.
  7. Sweety D Well-Known Member

    Great new feature. Thanks!
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  8. ianiention New Member

    that's a nice feature, many thanks
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  9. Bogler New Member

    This is a great feature that will come in very handy!! Thanks for adding it!
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  10. Pixistik Don't like it? You're not alone!

    = There will probably be space to translate the working text
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  11. Majesty Active Member

    Thank you so very much for this feature! :)
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  12. Dyss Member

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    Make your own quest notes!

    Sometimes you need to add some of your own notes to a quest. Maybe it’s a set of coordinates, a particular set of steps, or even a trick on how to beat the boss. With the Quest Journal Notes feature, you can do all that!

    To use the Quest Journal Notes, do the following:
    • Open your Quest Journal by pressing J.
    • Select an active or completed quest from the list.
    • Select one of the two tabs.
      • Details will show the quest details like before.
      • Notes is an editor where notes for the selected quest can be added.
    • Click the Edit button on the Notes tab to gain the ability to type in the textbox and add personal notes.
    • Click the Save button to then save that note for future use.
      • The saved notes are shared between characters, so you can help your future self out with notes.
      • The notes are saved locally in the new QuestNotes directory.
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    Quest Journal
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    Quest journal tabs
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    Add notes and save!
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    Thank you! This should be very helpful. I did note, though, when I logged in today after the server patch, that my Quest Journal showed what appeared/s to be gibberish. I could only read the quest information from the Journal when I selected it to show in the Quest Helper. Hopefully this will settle out or has already been noted by the team.

    Again, thank you; I often need to reference other sources when I haven't done quests in a while.
  13. Gelenor Well-Known Member


    My Google translate etc skills are poor, but I think Lysioronn is more asking a question in Korean "Perhaps there is space to translate the working text?"

    So Lysioronn, using internet translation "인터넷은 번역 친구입니다"
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  14. Someguy22 New Member

    Thank you for the awesome update! I will use this to copy stuff from the wiki :)
  15. Ecco-Säuferin Member

    It is possible to write in Japanese (Add IME = "true" to textbox with custom UI), but that part has not been exported to the save file, so it is a pity that it cannot be read when the file is reloaded.

    Lysioronn wants to translate the quest progress sentence and write it in the note? I read.
    Korean may also behave as above, which may be a disappointing result.

    -- PS
    Even if I add a note to a saved file, when I load it, that part of the file is garbled...
    (Shift-JIS/ UTF-8/ UTF-8N)
  16. Pixistik Don't like it? You're not alone!

    Possibly, if asking a question, I dont know the answer. My google translate skills are poor as well
  17. Zinj Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I think someone was playing around with Google translate, because that's certainly not a question relating to the topic.
  18. Kristabella Well-Known Member

    I really LOVE this new addition, but I did have a couple of questions. Is this already available on Beta? If so this leads me to my next question, if we put something in it on Beta will it reflect in our journals on live, I am thinking no, but thought I would ask. Also, if we put in /waypoints will they be clickable so if we click them in the journal, it puts out the waypoint, if not can we copy them from the journal and paste them into chat? One last question, Let's say I am in a group, and I have a waypoint listed in my journal will it show on the map, and show for the entire group so they can see where to go?
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  19. Snowmoon Member

    This is really cool.
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  20. Angeliana Senior Community Manager

    Roughly 1 million characters give or take. Good luck with that novel! We do truncate anything over the limit when loading the notes. Editing the specific note files directly could work, but we save and load the notes in a way where it's probably safer just to write them through the in-game editor.
    The quest notes journal won't have anything clickable in it unfortunately, but copy and paste in and out of the journal should work like normal.
    We save/load our notes in a format that should allow other languages, but without specific testing, we haven't verified how many languages show up correctly. (this is also valid regarding the user asking about Korean)
    Yes, it's been on beta for a little over a week I believe, but it will not use the same notes. But, you can copy over anything in the beta's QuestNotes folder to the main game's QuestNotes folder and they will appear for you main characters.
    Negative. The quest notes journal is just for recording text.
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