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    Default Current XP Hot Zones!

    Current Hot Zones as of June 19, 2013, source: http://everquest.allakhazam.com/wiki/eq:hotzones

    Skal Nethus (map -- location -320, 1200, -111 in the Plane of Knowledge -- near Franklin Teek) offers a task called "Udumbara, the flower of legend" that involves every hotzone and results in ...?

    Level 20: Warslik's Wood
    Augment: Crystallized Dew HP: 10 Str: 1 Sta: 1 Int: 1 Wis: 1

    Level 25: Marus Seru
    Augment: Melted Stone Crystal HP: 10 Mana/End: 5 Sta: 1 Agi: 1 Dex: 1

    Level 30: Frontier Mountains
    Augment: Alpine Rune AC: 2 HP/Mana/End: 5

    Level 35: Dawnshroud Peaks
    Augment: Moonbeam Pearl AC: 2 HP: 10

    Level 40: Jaggedpine Forest
    Augment: Jaggedpine Resin HP: 15 Mana/End: 20 Int: 1 Wis: 1 Agi: 1 Cha: 1

    Level 45: Burning Woods
    Augment: Burning Wood Coal AC: 8 HP: 5

    Level 50: Corathus Creep
    Augment: Creepy Bone Chips HP: 40 Mana/End: 15 Cha: 2

    Level 55: The Bloodfields

    Level 60: Undershore
    Augment: Undershore Fungus HP: 20 Mana/End: 65 Int: 2 Wis: 2

    Level 65: Eryslai, the Kingdom of Wind (Plane of Air)

    Level 70: Wall of Slaughter

    Level 75: Oceangreen Hills

    Level 80: Hills of Shade

    Level 85: Old Bloodfields

    Level 90: Valley of Lunanyn

    Level 90: The Grounds
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    Is the xp bonus from hot zones a bonus percent added to the zone? or does it raise it to a cetain point? and any idea how much?

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    It raises the XP multiplier, but doesn't necessarily make it the highest in the game.

    WoS Murks are going to be permacamped...

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    lol..Fun
    I farmed Blood of Nadox just a few days ago..
    Nadox being a hotzone would have made xp better!
    I've been farming Riwwi for a long time (For Aneuk tongue etc) ..it being a hotzone would have made the minimal xp I get, slightly better!
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    with a quick run to check the named that dropped large soiled bag every 15 min or so ~

    good times.
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    By the way: it looks like the patch message screwed up and transposed the 70 and 75 hot zones -- there's hardly anything in DSK that's higher than level 75, and practically everything in Valdehome is higher than 70.

    At 84, everything is LB or lower in DSK, and the hot zone aug seems to be dropping off every 4th or 5th mob -- and it's trivial to fight 3-4 mobs at once with a decent Merc healer, so the XP rate is actually pretty good, especially with the Xmas bonus. I'll have to check out Valdeholm tomorrow, but I suspect that the Pit will be as heavily overcamped as during the early days of TSS and of the SoF launch

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    Phew, then I can stop trying to find my way into DSK? Though that aug is pretty nice.


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    Actually, it appears it's not just the patch message... the Valdeholm aug is worse than the DSK aug, and everything in Valdeholm also appears to be light blue at 84 :( and there were people that appeared to be AoE'ing the pit spawns. The Giants are not too hard, but they definitely have more HP than DSK mobs....

    All in all, not a good place for solo XP at 85... nothing like when we could drop down the Hole and get a decent lesson burn way back when, you're probably better off killing dark blue animal mobs in Tosk or FoScale if you can't find a group.

    So, make that trip to DSK through the Hive once (take a merc healer), kill 10 mobs in the castle area and you'll almost certainly get an Invitation and 2-3 of the Aug -- seriously, that thing drops insanely often. Once you have the Invitation, the entry is via the statue in the NW part of Stoneroot falls, it's kind of directly north of the base of Dreadspire, just before you get to the Shadowmane werewolves.
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    July 15, 2009

    The following zones are now Hot Zones:

    Everfrost
    Permafrost Keep
    Iceclad Ocean
    Tower of Frozen Shadow
    Great Divide
    Eastern Wastes
    Velketor's Labyrinth
    Kael Drakkal
    Western Wastes
    The Ascent
    Icefall Glacier
    Valdeholm
    Frostcrypt

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    Were there any augs added to the latest round of hotzones? Played around in Velks a bit but only got the aug from the last time it was a hotzone.

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    No new augs were added - http://forums.station.sony.com/eq/po...opic_id=153419 some reading for amusement.

    Quote Originally Posted by Elidroth
    There aren't any this time around. The items guys are WAY too hammered getting itemization ready for beta to throw this on them. I'm hoping to have new augs/stuff for the next set.

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    Guess that's what happens without Nodyin :(

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    Nodyin didn't do items, so that wouldn't have mattered. Of course, the reasoning is still BS. There will be NO items in Beta until 2-3 days before it goes live, if it follows the way the last 4-5 betas have gone. There will be placeholders, and some new tradeskill items, but nothing with stats, because (apparently) you can't assign stats to items until the content is tuned with gear you already have.
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    - Level 20 South Karana
    - Level 25 Lake of Ill Omen
    - Level 30 The Twilight Sea
    - Level 35 Kedge Keep
    - Level 40 City of Mist
    - Level 45 Howling Stones
    - Level 50 Veksar
    - Level 55 Grieg's End
    - Level 60 Plane of Nightmares
    - Level 65 Kod'Taz, Broken Trial Grounds
    - Level 70 The Buried Sea
    - Level 75 Thalassius, the Coral Keep
    - Level 75 Ashengate, Reliquary of the Scale

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    Could a MOD plz update the top post withthe current hotzones. thx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yyevil View Post
    Could a MOD plz update the top post withthe current hotzones. thx!
    if you post the hotzone list I'll edit my post


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    updated the top post with the oct list


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    PS: I'm on here every day, feel free to PM me or post here if it changes and I'll update it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nedrom View Post
    PS: I'm on here every day, feel free to PM me or post here if it changes and I'll update it.
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    June 9, 2010
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    - New Hot Zones are available:
    20 = lavastorm
    25=Blightfire Moores
    30=FV
    35=Guld of Gunthak
    40=Goru'kar Mesa
    45=Natimbi
    50=Broodlands
    55=Bloodfields
    60=Barren Coast
    65=Arcstone
    70=Elddar Forest
    75=Loping Plains
    75=Old Blackburrow

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    updated~


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    Oh God, I hate Arcstone, gave me the willies reminding me.


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    Updated.


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    Updated.


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    Have the zones not been updated recently?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nedrom View Post
    Have the zones not been updated recently?
    Nope

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    This is what's now on test server:

    Quote Originally Posted by jeskola
    New hotzones are on test as of 6/11/13. There does not appear to be a new aug quest from Skal. Unsure on any new drops in these zones.

    Level 20: Warsliks Woods
    Level 25: Marus Seru
    Level 30: Frontier Mountains
    Level 35: Dawnshroud Peaks
    Level 40: Jaggedpine Forest
    Level 45: Burning Woods
    Level 50: Corathus Creep
    Level 55: The Bloodfields
    Level 60: Sunderock Springs
    Level 65: Plane of Air aka Eryslai, the Kingdom of Wind
    Level 70: Wall of Slaughter
    Level 75: Oceangreen Hills
    Level 80: Hills of Shade
    Level 85: Old Bloodfields
    Level 90: Valley of Lunanyn
    Level 90: The Grounds

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