View Full Version : The new Veeshan's Peak going live tomorrow
07-07-04, 08:36 PM
You take a break from EQ for just a few weeks and everything changes. Level 70 next and Veshan's Peak again?
Anyone know if old characters with the orginal Veeshan's key will have to do a new quest all over again to gain entry?
Or have I been away too long?
The old bag
07-07-04, 09:13 PM
I don't know the answers to you questions, but the patch was moved to next Wednesday July 14th.
supposedly people with the current VP key will be "80% done" with the new quest. So no, you cannot directly zone in, but you won't have to do it all over.
07-08-04, 07:06 AM
Even "80% done" is not that encouraging given the months this quest took in the days when we were all only L50. Where are you finding this information? Can you perhaps paste the URL here?
Here is a link to a thread (http://www.graffe.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19287) on Graffes by Gemdiver, the wizard class correspondent. The probably relavent info is:(1) Will the old VP quest be kept live? E.g. - If someone has 90% of the old key done will they need to start over with the new quest or can they complete their old key then do the 1-step upgrade?
The old quest will still be there. Players can choose to do that + the raid if they wish. The new quest takes less time, but requires grouping.
Also from that thread are some comments from a test player:Guys the new VP is fun fun fun.
Zajeer worked his tail off on it and I think he did a really solid job on it. Old key/New key, groups and raids, friend or foe its all there.
I know everyone wants spoiler and info and I'm not foolish enough to sit back and tell you to trust SoE on this one but when you see the finished products I think alot of people will be happy.I have to agree on the killing Dragons part. There was a real buzz in the guild while we were testing VP. For whatever reason killing dragons just seems so much more heroic than popping off an avatar of a god.
As for the level of difficulty I can't compare it to the current VP - I never raided VP in my Kunark raiding days. Also I'm not sure on the difficult of alot of the dragons. Zajeer would watch us kill or not kill the dragon, mutter to himself and talking about needing more of this or less of that. Rarely did we kill a dragon and he felt that the encounter was "just right". What I can say is Zajeer has a wicked sense of humor, a twisted love of a certain mob ability and I kept telling him he must hate wizards because the encounters can be more of a challange to casters than most of us are used to.
As for the keys its a matter of choice (the new VP in general has lot of choices). I myself have the key from the new quest. Members of my guild, who didn't have the old key are getting the old key because you end up with something better from the old key.
You can exp in the zone or you can raid - its a choice
You can exp in the zone but than you can't quest - its a choice
You can get the key from the old VP key or an all new quest - its a choice
I really hope you all take the time to key up for the new VP because its a zone well worth seeing.
07-08-04, 01:38 PM
no one anywhere has said anything, about what happens to those that have deleted there VP key.after adding it to your keyring.
do all those people get there keys back?
do we have to flood petitions to GMs on VP opening day to get our keys back?
or is there some npc in place you can hail and get it back if its on your keyring?
07-08-04, 04:46 PM
Good Information all. Thanks for the posts. Looks the the old key is still good. Could be interesting. I might just have to transfer back to and "old" sever for a while where there are hopefully lots still keyed.
The developers posted that its just as easy for them to read the /key list for the VP key, as code reading that you have it on your cursor or inventory and that all will be equally valid.
From here (http://eqforums.station.sony.com/eq/board/message?board.id=testing&message.id=2688#M2688)... As probably most of you are aware ,Veeshans Peak is being revamped on test server, including a new keyquest. Supposedly players with the old key can just use the old key and combine it with something new to make the new key.
What about the people that destroyed all their keys (server move, lack of bankspace etc) and thus only have their keys on the keyring?
Will this be addressed or will i be treated as if i had never stepped foot into VP although i cleared it many times?
It is safe to destroy physical keys once they're on your keyring. It's just as easy for us to check to see if a player has an_item01 as it is to see if they have a_keyring_bit01.
07-13-04, 12:17 PM
Even "80% done" is not that encouraging given the months this quest took in the days when we were all only L50.
If you did the VP key as a level 50 you were either a twink or wasting time better spent on level.
Your recall they raised the level cap to 60 at the same time they released VP =).
Also trak was nearly unkillable for months I dont think VP was any easier so you had forever and a day to get to 60 and do the quest as a level 60
The old VP key was almost soloable except for the skelly in Karnors and Trak. I know. I did it at level 60 over 3 years ago with my shaman, and then again 18 months ago with my rogue. In both cases, I did it during spare time between raids, and was done with each one (excepting the Trak Tooth) in roughly 2 weeks. I had to wait for Trak raids for the tooth each time. In one case it was about 6 weeks, and in the other it was over 6 months. :lol
07-14-04, 01:41 PM
Old key doesn't work, I tried it. Here's what happened when some friends and I went over to Skyfire.
Near VP there are some new mobs named a Servant of the Peak. They look like Wyverns in Skyfire.
There are numerous Servants standing around a named drake in the lava, just outside of VP. Enrid Ebonclaw is the named drake.
You pull the Servants off Enrid and you can finally talk to him. Pulling the wyverns off was a huge pain. They would all follow you and the moment the necro would FD, they popped back. They seem to be tethered and will snap back to their spawn point when they reach a certain point.
The necros teamed up and one would pull... one would snare one off him... then the first would FD, thus resetting the first ones and leaving the snared one still aggro'ed. We killed them one at a time. They hit for something like this:
Servant of the Peak adheres to the ground.
Servant of the Peak hits YOU for 627 points of damage.
Servant of the Peak hits YOU for 660 points of damage.
Servant of the Peak bashes YOU for 170 points of damage.
Servant of the Peak hits YOU for 824 points of damage.
Servant of the Peak looks pale.
Servant of the Peak hits YOU for 826 points of damage.
Servant of the Peak hits YOU for 562 points of damage.
Servant of the Peak lets out a loud yalp in victory.
Servant of the Peak hits YOU for 826 points of damage.
They are rootable and snarable.
When they are all cleared, you can talk to Enrid:
[Wed Jul 14 13:56:36 2004] You say, 'Hail, Enrid Ebonclaw'
[Wed Jul 14 13:56:36 2004] Enrid Ebonclaw says 'Thank you for coming to my aid, though I'm sure I could have made it alive. I'm smarter than most would admit. I even committed a crime against my master by questioning one of his motives and the punishment for that is death. Yet, here I stand! Those wyverns have kept me asleep and were trying to turn me to ash. Since you are here, I will finish what I started. I have a secret so magnificent and so powerful that the Ring of Scale will be extremely angry with me. I will exact my revenge! Now, would you [like to know] how to overcome the wards on the passage to Veeshan's Peak? '
[Wed Jul 14 13:56:41 2004] You say, 'I would like to know'
[Wed Jul 14 13:56:41 2004] Enrid Ebonclaw says 'You adventurers are all alike. The dragons erected a new ward on the door to only allow the Ring of Scale and its followers entry. They changed it because of greedy adventurers like you! As a servant to the Ring of Scale, I learned how to create a cipher to enter the peak -- one that overcomes the new ward that was erected. This cipher requires the original key or the essence of the original key. The original key was very magical and powerful, for it encompassed the strength of this continent. If you have the original key, you will need to modify it by combining it with this powerless cipher and the blood of a brood dragon. If you do not have the original key, however, you will need to capture the strength of this continent, the essence of the original key. [continue]'
[Wed Jul 14 13:56:43 2004] You say, 'continue'
[Wed Jul 14 13:56:43 2004] Enrid Ebonclaw says 'Combine the three major essences with that same dragon blood inside the powerless cipher to create the Cipher of Veeshan, your means of entering the peak. Also, you may have the original key's essence bound to your soul, so let me know if you would like me to [recreate the key].'
[Wed Jul 14 13:56:46 2004] You say, 'recreate the key'
[Wed Jul 14 13:56:46 2004] Enrid Ebonclaw searches deeply into your soul and says, 'I am sorry mortal, I cannot recreate the key at this time.'
Enrid then gives you a container (looks like a crystal.)
There is also a new mob named Dry Sapara. He is red to me at 65 and indifferent to all. He's super fugly (like sonty-fugly.) Doesn't do anything when you hail him, that I could tell. I didn't stay terribly long. Someone may try to hail him after you talk to Enrid and see if he responds. He's in that hall that leads to the click-in area to VP.
**Another note, I did NOT destroy my VP key. I have always kept it. I assume when Enrid tells me he cannot recreate my key, it's because I already had one.
From what I gather, you can use your VP key as part of the quest, or you can do an alternate quest.
This cipher requires the original key or the essence of the original key. The original key was very magical and powerful, for it encompassed the strength of this continent. If you have the original key, you will need to modify it by combining it with this powerless cipher and the blood of a brood dragon.
Brood dragon = First brood? Wheee - ST keys all over!
07-14-04, 04:50 PM
Great Post Alluveal . Thanks for sharing that. Any comments on the new VP?