To The Developers - Read This and Fix Please 2002-11-15 17:19:26 - Furor Planedefiler
I don't often use the front page to directly address the developers and designers in this manner but something has come up within the game recently that has to be fixed IMMEDIATELY.
Please take note of what I say and take appropriate action.
Starting in the Plane of Tranquility, there is an NPC standing outside of the Plane of Disease named Adler Fuirstel. He asks that you help out him and his brother. The first step of this quest is to get a character flag from Adler and then enter PoD and kill Grummus.
Once Grummus is dead, you hail the planar projection and receive another character flag to enter the Crypt of Decay where the storyline progresses.
Going back to the Elder's Hut, you speak with Adler's injured brother, Elder Fuirstel. He thanks you for killing Grummus but requests that you kill Bertoxxulous so that his curse may be lifted. You receive another character flag at this point.
Within the same hut is Fahlia Shadyglade and Tylis Newleaf. If you speak with Fahlia after you have killed Grummus and hailed Elder Fuirstel for the character flag, she tells you that until you kill Bertoxxulous and help Elder Fuirstel she will not speak further to you in regards to helping the injured Tylis.
Everything is working fine up until this portion. Here is the major problem/bug.
Right now, anybody that has killed Terris Thule and has access to the Plane of Torment can collect the necessary keys in Torment required to get into Saryrn's tower and kill both the Keeper of Sorrows (to free Tyris) and then Saryrn (to complete the Cipher of Druzzil). THEY DO NOT NEED TO KILL BERTOXXULOUS.
The planar projections that spawn after the Keeper of Sorrows and Saryrn are giving people that have never killed Bertoxxulous and never gotten the quest to even save Tyris, CHARACTER FLAGS. These character flags allow people to Complete the Cipher of Druzzil and via a few more small tasks enter the Tower of Solusek Ro. Essentially, completely bypassing the most difficult part of the entire quest - killing Bertoxxulous.
What should have happened is the Planar Projections spawning after Keeper of Sorrows and Saryrn should give their hailers NO CHARACTER flags until Bertoxxuluos is dead. Currently they are giving those flags negating Bertoxxulous entirely.
I reccommend either perma-killing Saryrn and the Keeper of Sorrows on all servers until you resolve this matter, unless you want 50,000 people that would never even have a prayer of getting to the Tower of Solusek Ro invading a zone they have no business being in.
Without Fahlia's quest to save Tylis NO CHARACTER FLAGS are supposed to be given to those killing the Keeper of Sorrows and Saryrn.
FIX this before more unscrupulous guilds invade Sol Ro's tower.
And to those guilds sitting in Sol Ro's tower right now - you basically completely exploited your way through an entire tier - congratulations.
Power Unchecked... 2002-11-14 22:11:16 - Furor Planedefiler
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You should all be so lucky as to have guildmembers like mine. I don't care what guild you are in, you simply do not have the people and dedication my guildmates give in the pursuit of excellence - DAY IN AND DAY OUT.
I SALUTE ALL OF MY MEMBERS. Earnestly.
These guys are the hardest working EQ players I have ever come across and I'm proud to lead them and I'm honored that they allow me to lead.