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07-24-2006, 04:15 PM

Hi All,

Any advice on equipment would be much appreciated. I'm in a small family style guild and only very occasionally have the chance to raid.

There are some pretty obvious areas for upgrading, such as the tunic and the leggings, suggestions? Also I have been trying to get a handle on my augments and spell foci. Limited funds (40k) here so the OOW tradeskilled augs are pretty much out of reach? I have a few DON Crystals (350) and could buy more....

Also, I am wondering if I should just wait things out until the new expansion and save up for upgrades then, especially once lvl 70+ augs are released into the market!?

Thanks in advance for your comments!

07-24-2006, 05:22 PM
40k can buy about 1k crystals. Maybe able to add some augs to your gear but can't do a major upgrade.

In the long run if you want cheap upgrade go for grandmaster's tradeskill gears. My sense is that they won't become obselete because they have 3 aug slots.

Do tradeskill trophy quest in freeport -- easy at your skill level.

Raise tailoring to 250 -- check out . Need to farm some corathus tails from CC. Somewhat painful.

Have appropriate tradeskill AAs -- this is easy.

Farm for glossy drake hide -- painful. Rare drop in DON missions only.

Then you can make your own set of GM's gear+symbol, and even sell the products for profit.

07-25-2006, 09:25 AM
Hmmm, I never thought of tailoring my own DON GM stuff, that's an interesting route to take Thanks for the suggestion, something to keep me busy at any rate!

07-25-2006, 05:02 PM
GM combines have intrinsic failure rate, hence at skill 250 with geerlok and the tailoring master AA, you are capped in success rate for making them. This is a good news since you don't need to train tailoring to 300.

Expect some vary upset moments when you fail a combine, but once you successfully make one piece, it sells for a lot of plats.

Forgot to mention that you need to get a GM tailoring mission in your hometown and kill/loot something in DON missions as well.

07-25-2006, 09:55 PM
I see you've done some of the relic/arcstone quests ( the cloak and the aug) You might want to consider doing as a ring quest.
And for an earring.
Also, doing spell missions is a great alternative for gear and getting the spells for it.
Your 55 aura is a nice little spell to have also.. It's a quest in Takish Hiz.
70 spell from laboratory and skins are easy-ish to obtain, not sure on how good druid spells are, as mines still 64, but they should be okay.

Spirit marks in arcstone: They provide decent gear, but if you get a group for them, you'll risk rolling on them and losing. I've been using these to twink out my alts.
Bazaar: If you see something that might be an upgrade, buy it.. If you don't have enough, i just target out my gimpest slot, and hunted untill i had enough money to buy it.

07-26-2006, 09:21 AM
Hey Namira, long time no see! Send me a tell in game if you need any help with anything!

07-27-2006, 10:15 AM
Thanks everyone for the advice!

Wow Kiarrah ... flashback to the early EQ days! I'm forced to be away from my own comp until after Aug 6th but will shoot you a tell when im back in game!