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Old 01-30-2023, 02:15 PM
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I think this was always a mechanic? Part of Nillipuss's lore is that he picks up ground items (the jumjum stalks). And some fond memories from Highkeep guards if I'm not mistaken(?); it wasn't all npcs for sure though.



Nice, thanks. I have a lot of these, but it would be great for eq in general to compile a comprehensive list from each zone.

Anyone can help with that on live. npcs pick up summoned items as well.
Someone should go see if the hate book is sitting up, if the zone hasn't changed on live (no idea, im sure it has).

It would be incredibly shocking if the mechanic that required re-clearing the zone for the book every 10 hours was left in since there is already a mechanic for that which is much less obtuse - a named mob on a 10 hour respawn. The book existing would tend to preclude the mechanic.

The fact that we've heard about it from 1 guy from 1 post over the course of 23 years makes me think if it ever did happen, it was a bug and quickly fixed.
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Old 01-30-2023, 07:00 PM
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5) Travel to the Plane of Hate to pick up the "Book of Souls." Located at location -60, +320, the spawn time is 10 hours (rumored to despawn 1 minute after spawning, but still unconfirmed). The book spawns on the bedside night stand in the bedroom located in the top floor of Maestro of Rancor's building.
– Wandering NPC's and MOBs will pick up the book if left lying, so be quick in picking it up!


Transcription of the official safehouse guide from their old site is on zam.

https://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/...98331523459010

February 2001 post date.
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Old 01-30-2023, 07:05 PM
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From mcoy's Qien log:
[Fri Jun 28 22:43:19 2002] a pixie trickster picks up something from the ground.

Maybe I'll look into making a live character and data mining the old zones
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Old 01-30-2023, 09:04 PM
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5) Travel to the Plane of Hate to pick up the "Book of Souls." Located at location -60, +320, the spawn time is 10 hours (rumored to despawn 1 minute after spawning, but still unconfirmed). The book spawns on the bedside night stand in the bedroom located in the top floor of Maestro of Rancor's building.
Wandering NPC's and MOBs will pick up the book if left lying, so be quick in picking it up!


Transcription of the official safehouse guide from their old site is on zam.

https://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/...98331523459010

February 2001 post date.
that isnt in the original safehouse thread

https://thesafehouse.org/forums/foru...st-ragebringer

it was edited in on alla

this guide which was updated through 2001 mentions nothing about npcs picking up the book

http://web.archive.org/web/200201240...gebringer.html

If the devs wanted rogues to clear hate at a specific interval to progress on the quest they have a mechanic for that - making the book drop from a named mob - they didn't do that.
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Old 01-30-2023, 10:28 PM
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[Tue Apr 15 19:28:53 2003] Sirran the Lunatic picks up something from the ground.
[Tue Apr 15 19:29:03 2003] Sirran the Lunatic says 'These are the keys! Use them well! Hold them in your hand and touch them to the runed platforms! Guide you thy will! Hah! The last to go, must tell me so, or be in for a [hassle]! If there's a hassle, I will go!'
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[Tue Apr 15 19:29:14 2003] Lauraanne says, 'what did siran just pick up ?'
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Old 01-30-2023, 11:24 PM
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that isnt in the original safehouse thread

https://thesafehouse.org/forums/foru...st-ragebringer

it was edited in on alla

this guide which was updated through 2001 mentions nothing about npcs picking up the book

http://web.archive.org/web/200201240...gebringer.html

If the devs wanted rogues to clear hate at a specific interval to progress on the quest they have a mechanic for that - making the book drop from a named mob - they didn't do that.
The edits were from the site not someone tinkering with them on alla.
Zato the head of safehouse posted it. Jan 03, 2001 8:57am with no corrections.
by 1:57pm that day the additional information was included.

https://web.archive.org/web/20010417...icID=104.topic
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Old 01-30-2023, 11:53 PM
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The edits were from the site not someone tinkering with them on alla.
Zato the head of safehouse posted it. Jan 03, 2001 8:57am with no corrections.
by 1:57pm that day the additional information was included.

https://web.archive.org/web/20010417...icID=104.topic
You think every single person who got a rogue epic through all of velious either got lucky enough to pick up the book in the 10 second window it was up, or sat and waited up to 10 hours for a respawn in an empty zone? and nobody 23 years later ever remembers this happening?

or it was a unintended bug of cleric pickups that was patched after a week or two a couple of people spotted...
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Old 01-31-2023, 12:29 AM
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https://web.archive.org/web/20010527...son/Rage02.htm

08:39:29 May 27, 2001

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●Obtain Book of Souls in Plane of Hate.
● The Book of Souls is in Maestro's bedroom (second floor of Maestro Hall, southwest corner, on the desk by the bed). Book of Souls is an item, but for some reason it seems to be caught in Tracking.
● The spawn interval of Book of Souls is unknown (there is a theory that it is 15 hours).
Book of Souls seems to be picked up when mobs are nearby. In fact, most rogues who obtain Book of Souls do so when there are no mobs nearby.
● Book of Souls is a No Drop, Lore Item.

https://web.archive.org/web/20010420...ID=1811&page=4

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Posted By: Aspro Karana Server 2000-11-21 16:32:54

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Probably the easiest way to get the Book of Souls is to get a GM to repopulate the Plane of Hate after server downtime. The alternative is a long (~8 hours) wait with the possibility that a roaming monster may pick the book up instead!
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Old 01-31-2023, 01:15 AM
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You think every single person who got a rogue epic through all of velious either got lucky enough to pick up the book in the 10 second window it was up, or sat and waited up to 10 hours for a respawn in an empty zone? and nobody 23 years later ever remembers this happening?

or it was a unintended bug of cleric pickups that was patched after a week or two a couple of people spotted...
Multiple sources cite the mechanic existing. The safehouse guide was unedited after the first 6 hours for years.

Timeline:
September 19, 2000 Epics Introduced.

September 24, 2000 Kaylum of Safehouse posts the first completed Ragebringer.

There was an uproar about it. Quest was overhauled and made more difficult.
"Then I realized it was part of the Ragebringer nerf."

October 9th, 2000 Reports of the book being picked up by mobs almost instantly.

January 3rd, 2001 Safehouse publishes the collective research of the community, and it includes the warning that book of souls is being picked up by mobs almost instantly.
The guide is never updated after the first 6 hours of the day of its posting.

This isn't a few weeks or an issue affecting only clerics in hate. Clerics had a pickup message for items, so it was what was noticed. Even the poster suggested it wasn't just clerics. But the mobs were now picking up items including the book.

Context: The first rogue epic took about 4 days to get. Dubbed easy and nerfed multiple ways to increase difficulty. This was one of those ways.
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Old 01-31-2023, 01:15 AM
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Someone should ask Rogean if he remembers waiting 8 hours in an empty zone for his book

https://www.project1999.com/forums/s...ls#post1097857
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