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Strategy: Venril Sathir

29. April 2021 - written by Venpunch at 17:48 • 1 Comment

Venril Sathir

  • Raid Rules
    • Zone: Karnor’s Castle
    • Translocate Allotment: not allowed
    • Run Speed Consideration(s): Sow max
    • Location of Engagement: Must kill in lair or pit.
    • Galach Outlined - He must be pulled to his lair or pit.
    • Galach Outlined - If you are past the zone line, you can’t help on the encounter at all. You must choose beforehand to either XP or kill Venril Sathir before he spawns.

  • Special Abilities
    • Deadly Lifetap, 1500dd lifetap, -200 MR, Proc’d on 50% of melee hits

  • General Encounter Strategy
    • Venril Sathir is an instant-engage possible target, although it is somewhat rare. The only hard part of this fight is his melee proc’d lifetap for 1500 damage. This will only proc on melee hits therefore an evasive tank is strongly recommended. It is also recommended your tank uses a two-handed slow weapon in order to minimize ripostes.
    • Aggro management is the #1 thing on VS. DO NOT PULL AGGRO OFF THE TANK. VS can be nearly dead and if a rogue or melee pull aggro and flip him and he lifetaps the whole raid, he will likely fully heal.
    • Due to his Lifetap, Venril Sathir’s damage output is extremely spikey, it is heavily recommended you do not duck any heals during this fight. Further, a Rune chain with enchanters is a common-practice in order to attempt to stabilize the tanks hp.
    • Pets are discouraged from being used on VS. Only use pets if absolutely necessary. 

  • Race
    • VS has two general race routes for an instant-engage, red being the faster of the two but requires a rogue to be pick-locking the door at #1.
    • Locked door

  • Example Race Runs/Kills

Strategy: A Quick Guide About Trakanon Encounter --- By Arkis

28. April 2021 - written by Jumo at 10:37 • 3 Comments


Please read this if you are going to attend a Trak Encounter. If something is missing, or you have questions before or during a window, please do not hesitate to reach out in #general or #raid-review-talk or reach out via DM. 

The raid anatomy of a Trakanon engage:

  • The Kiter -- the kiter's job is to aggro Trakanon along with any juggs and the sebilite protector in the lair w/ a DA idol. As soon as they see the particle effects of the banish + AOE go out, they tell the ripper to come rip and the rest of the raid will follow. This role is not exclusive to a monk, but is best suited for an FD class as they can inch up in a competitive environment. That said, ANYONE can do it. I (Arkis) do it on my Paladin sometimes.
  • Banish Tank/Ripper -- Usually a snap tank, but can be a warrior as well. Rangers can probably work well here too if buffed and full of HP gear in the current era. This role is to rip Trakanon from the Kiter and then eat the banish so the main tank doesn't take it.
  • Main tank -- Usually a warrior, but to be honest Trakanon isn't that much of an issue for non-disc tanks if they have a way to keep themselves up or a healer that casts CE/group heals on them.
  • Dictate Enchanters -- 3 juggs can be used as DPS via Dictate against Trakanon
  • COTH Mages -- Their job is to COTH the raid force down to "Poop mountain". The mountain where the tracker mages will be. Please hug the wall!
  • Anchors -- Anchors are people who stay at the entrance to invite people to the COTH mage groups
  • Rogues -- Rogues sneak down to Trak's lair. They do not get COTH'd down. They can be the heroes that come and save the day if we engage early.

 The order of operations of a Trak engage:

  1. Trak spawns
  2. Anchors start inviting people to COTH groups
  3. People get COTH'd
  4. Once raid leader thinks we're good to go, they inform the kiter to FTE Trak.
  5. Kiter goes in, watches for AE. Calls AE
  6. Banish/Ripper tank goes in and rips Trak along with rest of raid HUGGING THE WALL to Trak.
  7. Main tanks and banish tanks grab aggro (all of them should just fight for aggro) do not let him flip as he will BLIND THE RAID.
  8. Burn him down in 1 minute 30 seconds or we lose.... ideally less

Things to keep in mind during this engage:

  • Hug the wall when moving to engage. Video below shows exactly what needs to happen and one where that didn't happen.
  • No pets before the lair
  • NEVER train Poop mountain
  • Invis yourself before you run into the lair (HUGGING THE WALL). Roamer jugs MAY see invis.
  • Tola aggroing during a Trak engage is VERY bad.
  • Have poison resist gear, DMF, poison resist buff
  • Heal yourself if you get low HP if you can... otherwise hug Trakanon.. don't get too far away or he'll bounce all around due to low HP aggro.
  • Cure yourself of poison after the fight.
  • Trakanon does blind. DO NOT PANIC.
  • If you get banished, try to heal yourself.. worst case sit down and just die to the mushroom adds... low HP aggro can cause trains onto the raid.
  • If Trakanon doesn't die under 1 minute 30 secs, it's probably a wipe.

Buffs you should have:

  • Hero/skin
  • Symbol (Pallies have DW BPs so even if you have to get a cheap symbol if clerics are OOM or busy)
  • Kragg
  • STA
  • DMF
  • Resist poison
  • Rune V (All players need this, but most important for our tanks)


Parking Map:

Related Videos: 

Banish tank PoV - Secondary banish tank (me -Arkis) helping primary banish tank (Allenon/Hylight/Burnemall) due to blindness- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5OHIWhbZ98&ab_channel=JusticiarPrime

Clean kite - by @Calcium/Basket/Xxrr/Hydrogen w/ ripper/banish tank rip - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5zy5HJnWzs

Messier engage, first matchup victory against ST - Backup kiter @Outcast/Beisht PoV picks up protector. This might be the reality of a competitive engage. Things get messy you have to think on your feet. - https://youtu.be/D60inbvGKDo?t=112

What NOT hugging the wall gets you - (watch me -- Sir Arkis Truefire -- train Tola onto the raid lols... around 0:10-0:12... still killed Trak tho lols) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is0O6rjkB7g&ab_channel=hiipii1


10. May 2020 - written by Gefragschlimmer at 12:49 • 0 Comments

Get Innu'it!

Innoruuk - The Prince of Hate

The Father of Vengeance. The Prince of Hate. The Black Heart of Norrath. The Vanquished Adversary of <Kingdom>!

A hasty entry, a clean engage, a powerful spankin' and another God of Norrath slain.

Innoruuk, the Prince of Hate, before his emo phase

Grats race 2 class 6 Resilak on icon Rakusha Cloak!

Innoruuk vs Cazic-Thule

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Sad, Sad Songs

Godly angst still needs a theme song and the Prince of Hate loves his #1 Fall Out Boy, Maestro of Rancor.

Once a mortal named Vedel Revnold, the Maestro of Rancor is now a twisted, evil being residing on the Plane of Hate, replaying his legendary haunting symphony for all eternity, echoing mournful chords across much of the plane. His hatred for all around him (even for Innoruuk himself), is secondary only to his hatred for himself.

The Maestro has a pallor of embalmed blue, with fangs, claws, and soulless eyes — he bears only a superficial resemblance to his former self. Still, his dress is that of a wealthy nobleman, with bright pants and a high-collared, flowing cape. If anyone approaches the Maestro, he attacks immediately and mercilessly; he has no desire for conversation, for he wants only to play his music and to lament in despair until the end of time for his horrible crime.

Having enough of his organ based butt-rock, we put a quick end to that nonsense.



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Grats race 8 class 1 Suaven on icon Six Note Blade AND icon Evensong!

Hate Complete! Hey Galach, when Sky?

Thin White Lines

Being the First Natural Spawns of the month, Naggy, Vox, Dracoliche, and CT were all Server Wide Inclusive Raiding targets. (Dunno what that is? Check it out here!)

P99 Green Server Wide Raid Cazic Thule

So much loot was had by all! <Kingdom> and our friends scooped up some major scores. Grats to all and feel free to post your loots in Comments below!

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Oh, Brothers

Asca - Robe of the Lost Circle

Q-Z and all our Monks in between been racking up those icon Robe of the Lost Circles! Congrats! And if you haven't gotten yours yet, better hurry! Only one year left till you can use it.


Operation Hot Mom

My army training tells me this is going to be a hot mission. Why not join Operation Hot Mother? Apply today!

To all the mothers and Motherboys, Happy Mother's Day from all of us at <Kingdom>!

How to: Installing Gina & Basic Functions

8. May 2020 - written by Nougat at 21:15 • 0 Comments

Hey team,

Gina is a third-party program that scans your character's EQ log file for keywords and phrases. The program then uses this information to display an alert text and/or timer overlay over your EverQuest client. The most common use of this program is to track the remaining duration of all your buffs. You will find that there are a ton of great uses for this program as the EQ log file tracks a lot of information. I utilize Gina to track buff duration, debuff duration, select buff duration of other players, also to yell at me when an important buff is fading, or when I fizzle a spell. If you've ever used the WoW add-on Deadly Boss Mods, it is the same idea in a lot of aspects. The trouble is, it will not be conveniently set up for you upon install. Getting started is daunting, but the goal of this quick guide is to introduce you to how simple it actually is.

Install: https://eq.gimasoft.com/gina/Download.aspx

Launch the program and here are very beginner steps to get started:

Your EQ log must be enabled for Gina to have a log to read. You can do this in game with a /log on command, or you can simply edit your eqclient.ini file to enable the log always. If you have never enabled a log for the character you are creating a Gina profile for, the first few steps won't work as there will be no existing log file. Enable logs and log on to char beforehand. To find eqclient.ini fast I will go to my EQ directory in C: (PC) and use the search feature to search ini. Change the Log= False line to True. This is what mine looks like..

1. Create a Character Profile - Select Add

2. Create a Character Profile - Select your character's EQ log file from your EQ directory. Just as in the image below, it will begin with eqlog_ then your character name and the server the character is on. If this character name is used on multiple servers, you need to be careful to select the correct Server. You also select the robot voice you want to hear when you set up a voice alert, and how the robot will pronounce your name. Your name must have a green bar behind it like you see for Nougat, Rufeth and now Boite. If it is not green, you have that Gina profile disabled. Simply click the play or stop icon beside the name.

3. Overlays - Create a text Alert Overlay - Do not jump right in to creating triggers, because you must first create the overlays that the triggers will appear in. You then position these overlays over your game in the positions you prefer them in. A buff timer overlay beside your buff bar as an example. An Alert overlay is a text based overlay. I have two; a very large and annoying important raid alert overlay, and then a more everyday overlay to tell me when I get a group invite or something more frequent. Position it to where you like and adjust the font and size to how you like.

4. Overlays - Create a Timer Overlay - A timer overlay is different from an alert overlay in that the timer will create a stopwatch to count down, or count up. The alert overlay is only for a temporary text window. A timer overlay sticks around, such as counting down until when your buff fades or for when your mesmerize is going to wear off. Position it to where you like and adjust the font and size to how you like. The example creates a buff timer overlay.

5. Categories - Create a Category - The overlays you have created must be assigned to a category in order to utilize them. Categories also allow you to custom the color of the font in your overlay message, and maybe some other things. In this example you may already have default categories from your fresh install, or you can click Add to add a new category. In the example we are making a buff category to use in the next steps. In the example I changed the font color to a light blue.

6. Triggers - Create a Trigger Group - This is where things get interesting. A trigger tells Gina what to take notice of as she scans your character's eqlog_ file. The options are endless, but let's create a trigger we all want for everyday. A buff timer. You can follow these steps to create triggers for any buff you'd like to. Let's create a trigger group folder to store the trigger under and keep things organized. A trigger group is simply for organization, like creating a new folder.

7. Triggers - Create a New Trigger - Right click in your trigger group to add a new trigger.

8. Triggers - Create a New Trigger #2 - Now fill in the information Gina will need in order to produce the result you would like. You can name it anything you'd like, however the Search Text field has to be exactly as it appears in your eqlog_ file. As an example, when you cast journeyman's boots you get the message Your feet feel quick. Type that in to Search Text. Any typo, or anything other than what appears in the log file will cause your trigger not to work.

In this window you are also setting the duration of the timer. You are setting it to Count Down (prob don't want it to count up, but maybe you're just different... edgy). I also set for this trigger to restart every time I recast jboots, and also to go away when I die or jboots fades away. Sometimes you get dispelled, and if you don't set these then your timer will continue to count down (or up you hipster) even though there is no jboot buff. When I die, I don't the jboot timer to be there rubbing it in.

It is also important to select the overlay you'd like to use. Such as the Buff overlay you just created. Otherwise you'll see nothing. You have to tell Gina what you want it to do. Where and what you want her to display. Otherwise she is simply only reading your logs and doing nothing with the info.

That is really all there is to getting a good buff and debuff timer base going. It takes time to set up, but once it's set up you really don't have to think about it again. If you are looking for buff cast or fading messages you can find them on the wikipage for that spell. The info there is mostly accurate. Sometimes the wiki is wrong and the trigger don't work. Just cast in game to get the true message.

Now that you have proper overlays setup, and have created your first trigger, the more advanced stuff will make a whole lot of sense. It will also be quicker for you to set up something like a dragon fear alert and timer. I'll share more advanced triggers in the near future, and info on how to quickly share triggers with one another. Note: A shared or downloaded trigger will not work automatically. Sharing triggers do not share timer overlay and alert overlay information. You must go in to the new trigger and assign the overlay(s) to use.

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