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FAQ 2018-07-11T19:11:09+00:00

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I get an IP exception to play with my [______]? 2018-09-18T13:34:10+00:00

One of the great things about EQ Reborn is being able to play with your friends and family.  We encourage and enable this while enforcing the rules.

Namely, players may not play more than two characters at any point in time.  This means that you must not:

  1. Play more than 2 characters at any point in time.
  2. Log in a 3rd character to buff, interact, or perform any in-game function (see #1).
  3. Control your husband’s, wife’s, girlfriend’s, boyfriend’s, son’s, daughters’, etc character at any point (see #1).

If you need a legitimate IP exception to enable your family member or other member of your residence to play, please reach out to a GM in-game.

Note that we do check on IP exceptions through both logs & in-game player checks/tests.  Players found abusing this will receive administrative action up to and including Account/IP bans.

What are the server rules? 2018-08-16T17:52:32+00:00

The following rules apply to EQ Reborn and all related resources (e.g. forum, discord, etc.).  These rules have been put in place to define the foundation for appropriate behavior and fair play.  While it does not define all of the Do’s and Don’ts, it provides sufficient basis for players to identify appropriate behavior.

By playing EQ Reborn you agree to abide by, and be held accountable for, following these rules.  It is considered that you have read through and understand them.  Warnings may not be provided if you breach the rules.

 

Camps:

Players are expected to work together to maintain reasonable camps.  Camps are specific and reasonable space for the number of players, purpose, and intent of the camping group.

Players should not camp a space larger than they can reasonably continue to keep cleared.  This does not mean that all of the mobs must be down at all times, but the player or group must be able to reasonably clear the camp such that spawns are not unused.

Players must be at, over very close to, the camp at all times.  Delegate players may temporarily hold a camp for a short period of time while a player performs an in-game activity (selling for example).

Players are expected to play nice and work together to transfer camps when they are done with them.  Camp lists on a first-come first-serve basis should be kept & used.

 

Kill Stealing:

Players are expected to work together to share mob spawns that are not part of a camp.  Kill stealing is defined as the intentional engagement of a mob that is already engaged by another player or that clearly belongs to another player/group’s camp.

Kill stealing is not tolerated on EQ Reborn.  Honest mistakes happen, but pervasive abuse will result in administrative action up to, and including, suspensions and bans.  This is especially the case for rare mob camps.

 

Third Party Tools & Exploitation:

The only permitted tools are those that read and provide information from your local Everquest log files (e.g. log parsing for damage per second).

The use of all other third party tools & services is expressly forbidden.  Any program that provides an advantage or interacts, inspects, or modifies the Everquest client in any way is prohibited.  Use of these tools and/or exploitation will result in a permanent ban.

The only authorized tools follow below:

  • Win EQ2
  • Brewall Maps

Real Money Trades (RMT):

Real Money Trading (RMT) is expressly forbidden.  Offering, requesting, or trading real money, items, or services for in-game accounts, items, or services will result in a ban of all accounts involved.  This rule is enforced in full without limitation.

 

Language & Harassment:

Use of inappropriate language (including curse words, offensive language, and strong sexual innuendo) and verbal harassment (excessive use of language to undermine someone’s dignity through insults or humiliation) will not be tolerated.

Players are encouraged to /ignore anyone that exhibits this behavior and to report anyone who is exhibiting this behavior incessantly.  Repeat or incessant behavior and/or exhibiting this behavior in public channels will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, suspensions and bans.

 

Fraud:

Fraud is the wrongful deception of other players and it is not permitted on EQ Reborn.  This includes deceiving other players in any way (e.g. false representations, unfaithful trades, or negotiations for in-game items, services, or activities).  This behavior will result in disciplinary if you are found to be responsible.

Players are responsible for evaluating and taking the necessary steps to protect themselves from fraud.  It is likely that you will not get your item or currency back in the event of a fraudulent transaction.  The onus is on you to be vigilant when trading in in-game items, currency, or services.

 

Player Disruption:

Disrupting other players is not permitted.  This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Training, or intentionally killing, other players.
  • Harassment of players.
  • Blocking other players (e.g. blocking doorways).
  • Engaging most of the mobs in a non-raid area.
  • Engaging mobs in other player camps.

 

Abuse:

Our GMs and Guides support EQ Reborn as volunteers with their own free time and without reward.  We have a zero tolerance policy for the harassment of any EQ Reborn staff.

Harassment of EQ Reborn staff will result in immediate administrative action up to, and including, suspensions and bans.

 

Character & Guild Names:

Character and guild names should be in-line with the Everquest world.  Use common sense.  The following is provided as an example of what must be must not be used in whole or part:

  • Offensive or racist names or combinations of words that would result in offensive names.
  • Copyrighted or trademarked names.
  • Proper names from Everquest.
  • Common words and phrases that would not be found in the Everquest timeline.
  • Names from popular media.

 

2 Boxing:

2 boxing is permitted on the server in the same way as it was in Classic with the following restrictions:

  • Players may not play more than two characters at a time.
  • No 3rd party tools may be used to manage or assist the playing of these characters.
  • These characters must be played in the same manner as they would have in Classic with multiple Windows and/or screens.
  • Players are permitted to request that only one character be played in group and/or in raids.
How do I get started? 2018-08-06T16:31:00+00:00

We’ve tailored EQ Reborn to the classic era.  In order to play on EQ Reborn, you’ll need:

  1. To read our server rules.
  2. An installed copy of EQ Rain of Fear 2 (ROF2) – no other clients are supported.
  3. To download and install the EQ Reborn Files Pack which will enable you to play.
  4. An EQ Emulator Server Account.
  5. To join on us on Discord (optional, but recommended).

The following directions will get you set up and running quickly, in the game!

1. Read the Rules:

First start by reading the rules here.  Following the rules is required.  Failure to comply may result in a suspension, ban, or termination of your account.

2. Download and install EQ ROF2 client (available on the internet):

  1. Download EQ ROF2 client from some source.
  2. Unzip client to desired installation directory.
  3. Right Click on eqgame.exe -> Send To -> Desktop (create shortcut)
    a.  Do not launch or you must reload from clean files!
  4. Click on shortcut and select properties.
  5. In Target, add ” patchme”  (without quotations) to the end of the line.

3. Download and install the EQ Reborn Files Pack:

Option 1 – Use the EQ Reborn Patcher (Highly Recommended):

  1. Download the Patcher.
  2. Extract it to a directory and then run it, selecting your EQ ROF2 installation directory.
  3. Select whether you would like classic or new models.

     * A sincere thank you to Ditz for creating the patcher.

Option 2 – Download and Install the Files:

  1. Download the EQ Reborn Files Pack.
  2. Remove the following files:
    • nektulos.eqg
    • nektulos_EnvironmentEmitters.txt
    • lavastorm.eqg
    • lavastorm_EnvironmentEmitters.txt
    • highpasshold.zon
    • highpasshold_EnvironmentEmitters.txt
    • highpasshold.eqg
    • HighPassHold.mp3
    • spellsnew.eff
    • spellsnew.edd
  3. Replace with the files from EQ Reborn Files Pack.

4. Setup EQ Emulator Server Account:

EQ Emulator leverages two accounts; a forum account and a server account.  Registering for a forum account is required in order to get a server account.  Follow the following steps to setup your accounts.  If you have previously registered for an EQ Emulator server account, it will work on this server.

  1. Create Your EQ Emulator Forum Account:
    1. Click here to register your forum account.
    2. Create a forum account.
    3. Accept confirmation in your email from eqemulator.org.
  2. Create your EQ Emulator Server Account:
    1. Click here or on the Login Server Page (located under Miscellaneous in your UserCP)
    2. Fill out the fields and proceed.

5. Join Discord (Optional):

  1. Click here to find out how to get setup with Discord.
  2. Join our Discord server by clicking here.

6. Logging into the Server:

  1. Log into Everquest with your server account.
  2. Click on EQ Reborn and Play Everquest.
  3. Create your character and log in.
How do camps work? 2018-09-20T13:28:34+00:00

Players are expected to work together to maintain reasonable camps.  Camps are specific and reasonable space for the number of players, purpose, and intent of the camping group.

Players should not camp a space larger than they can reasonably continue to keep cleared.  This does not mean that all of the mobs must be down at all times, but the player or group must be able to reasonably clear the camp such that spawns are not unused.

Players must be at, over very close to, the camp at all times.  Note that being AFK at a camp for an extended period of time does not constitute holding a camp.  Delegate players may temporarily hold a camp for a short period of time while a player performs an in-game activity (selling for example).

Players are expected to play nice and work together to transfer camps when they are done with them.  Camp lists on a first-come-first-serve basis should be kept & used.  Guild members are not to be given preferential placements for camps over others who have been on the list.

Placing items on corpses to hold a camp is not acceptable.

Can I donate to help keep the server up? 2018-08-30T18:08:48+00:00

Yes.  EQ Reborn is a free server that is developed, managed, and run by a small group of volunteers.  While the server is free to play, it does cost money to run the server.  The server is run on enterprise-grade hardware with a dedicated fast connection and enterprise-grade security controls.

If you enjoy playing on the server, we ask that you make a contribution to keep the server alive and running.  100% of all donations go towards the costs associated with running and maintaining the server including hardware and hosting fees.

Please be aware that no in-game items, services, or benefits will be provided as a result of a donation, but we do appreciate you helping to keep the server alive.




 

Thanks,

EQ Reborn GMs

Is kill stealing permitted? 2018-07-12T01:23:22+00:00

Players are expected to work together to share mob spawns that are not part of a camp.  Kill stealing is defined as the intentional engagement of a mob that is already engaged by another player or that clearly belongs to another player/group’s camp.

 

Kill stealing is not tolerated on EQ Reborn.  Honest mistakes happen, but pervasive abuse will result in administrative action up to, and including, suspensions and bans.  This is especially the case for rare mob camps.

What third party tools are allowed? 2018-09-15T16:45:33+00:00

The only permitted tools are those that read and provide information from your local Everquest log files (e.g. log parsing for damage per second).

 

The use of all other third party tools & services is expressly forbidden.  Any program that provides an advantage or interacts, inspects, or modifies the Everquest client in any way is prohibited.  Use of these tools and/or exploitation will result in a permanent ban.

 

The currently permitted tools are:

  • Win EQ2
  • GINA
  • Brewall’s Maps
Can I pay real money to … ? 2018-07-12T01:22:14+00:00

No.  Real Money Trading (RMT) is expressly forbidden.  Offering, requesting, or trading real money, items, or services for in-game accounts, items, or services will result in a ban of all accounts involved.  This rule is enforced in full without limitation.

What are the rules around language & harassment? 2018-07-12T01:23:10+00:00

Use of inappropriate language (including curse words, offensive language, and strong sexual innuendo) and verbal harassment (excessive use of language to undermine someone’s dignity through insults or humiliation) will not be tolerated.

Players are encouraged to /ignore anyone that exhibits this behavior and to report anyone who is exhibiting this behavior incessantly.  Repeat or incessant behavior and/or exhibiting this behavior in public channels will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, suspensions and bans.

Are fraudulent transactions allowed? 2018-07-12T01:19:56+00:00

Fraud is the wrongful deception of other players and it is not permitted on EQ Reborn.  This includes deceiving other players in any way (e.g. false representations, unfaithful trades, or negotiations for in-game items, services, or activities).  This behavior will result in disciplinary if you are found to be responsible.

Players are responsible for evaluating and taking the necessary steps to protect themselves from fraud.  It is likely that you will not get your item or currency back in the event of a fraudulent transaction.  The onus is on you to be vigilant when trading in in-game items, currency, or services.

What is player disruption? 2018-07-12T01:26:29+00:00

Disrupting other players is not permitted.  This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Training, or intentionally killing, other players.
  • Harassment of players.
  • Blocking other players (e.g. blocking doorways).
  • Engaging most of the mobs in a non-raid area.
  • Engaging mobs in other player camps.
What happens if I abuse EQ Reborn staff? 2018-07-12T01:21:39+00:00

Our GMs and Guides support EQ Reborn as volunteers with their own free time and without reward.  We have a zero tolerance policy for the harassment of any EQ Reborn staff.

 

Harassment of EQ Reborn staff will result in immediate administrative action up to, and including, suspensions and bans.

What rules are in place for character and guild names? 2018-09-02T19:54:54+00:00

Character and guild names should be in-line with the Everquest world.  Use common sense.  The following is provided as an example of what must not be used in whole or part:

  • Offensive or racist names or combinations of words that would result in offensive names.
  • Copyrighted or trademarked names.
  • Proper names from Everquest.
  • Common words and phrases that would not be found in the Everquest timeline.
  • Names from popular media.
Is 2 boxing allowed? 2018-07-12T12:23:49+00:00

2 boxing is permitted on the server in the same way as it was in Classic with the following restrictions:

  • Players may not play more than two characters at a time.
  • No 3rd party tools may be used to manage or assist the playing of these characters.
  • These characters must be played in the same manner as they would have in Classic with multiple Windows and/or screens.
  • Players are permitted to request that only one character be played in group and/or in raids.
What do I need to play? 2018-07-12T12:34:14+00:00

You will need a copy of Rain of Fear 2 (ROF2).  No other clients are compatible or supported on this server.

How do you keep this server running? 2018-07-13T22:16:07+00:00

EQ Reborn is a free server that is developed, managed, and run by a small group of volunteers.  While the server is free to play, it does cost money to run the server.  The server is run on enterprise-grade hardware with a dedicated fast connection and enterprise-grade security controls.

If you enjoy playing on the server, we ask that you make a contribution to keep the server alive and running.  100% of all donations go towards the costs associated with running and maintaining the server including hardware and hosting fees.

Please be aware that no in-game items, services, or benefits will be provided as a result of a donation, but we do appreciate you helping to keep the server alive.




 

Thanks,

EQ Reborn GMs

What is the maximum level? 2018-07-12T23:27:12+00:00

The current maximum level is 50.  This will be extended to 60 when Kunark launches.

Which expansions are currently enabled? 2018-07-12T23:31:13+00:00

There are currently no expansions enabled.  The server will progress through Velious.

I keep getting disconnected immediately upon trying to connect. What can I do to fix this? 2018-07-12T23:34:25+00:00

It’s likely that your session is locked.  Per the server rules, only two accounts are permitted to be logged in from an IP Address at a time.  Log in three independent accounts and all three will be kicked.  This should fix the issue.

How do I get support? 2018-07-13T01:36:56+00:00

Ask your fellow players for support and guidance on the forums here.

How do I report bugs? 2018-07-13T01:39:29+00:00

Report bugs on our forums here.  If the bug is an exploit, please post it here to avoid publicly disclosing it.

How do I report exploits? 2018-07-13T01:39:25+00:00

Post exploits here on our forum to avoid publicly disclosing them to abuse.

Do you have a discord or voice chat server? 2018-08-03T22:40:55+00:00

Yes, click here to join us on Discord!

What happened to the boats? 2018-07-13T01:42:47+00:00

The boats have been upgraded to drinking gnomes – porting four times per in-game day.

Are there class penalties? 2018-07-13T01:48:00+00:00

No, class penalties are not in place.

Are there race & class bonuses? 2018-07-13T01:48:33+00:00

Yes, the classic race & class bonuses are in place.

How does group experience work? 2018-07-28T14:42:17+00:00

Group experience works in-line with the classic era as follows:

  • The maximum level character that you can group with and get experience is your level * 1.5.
  • You will always be able to group and get experience with someone who is 5 levels higher than you.
  • Experience is split across the group evenly.

EQ Reborn has double the group experience bonus of classic enabled to encourage group play as follows:

  • 2 characters in group – 4% bonus
  • 3 character in group – 12% bonus
  • 4 characters in group – 20% bonus
  • 5 characters in group – 28% bonus
  • 6 characters in group – 40% bonus
How will server progression work? 2018-07-23T17:51:30+00:00

The server will launch in Classic with only classic era content (e.g. zones, spells, etc.) and will progress through Velious.  Each expansion will be unlocked in it’s entirety (i.e. Kunark & Velious).  The specific timeline for these progressions has yet to be determined, but it will be based primarily on player progression.

I’m not seeing classic cons for Mobs? 2018-07-29T20:52:06+00:00

This is a client side issue.  We’re currently looking into a resolution.

Note – that on the server side & from a game-play perspective, classic cons are in place.