what's this thing outside blackburrow

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  1. Svielora

    Svielora Dalayan Beginner

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    does this purple portal looking thing serve a purpose?

    if so? what purpose and how to use it?

    and if not, why is it here???????

    also sorry if this isnt the right place to post this im bad at forums
     
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  2. huey

    huey Dalayan Elder

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    I know there's one in at least field of bone also. Has tripped me out since the first time I saw them.
     
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  3. Grinkles

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    This is an environmental particle put in by the file qeytoqrg_environmentemitters.txt. (qeytoqrg stands for "Qeynos to Qeynos Ranger Guild"—in other words, Qeynos Hills.) Environment emitter files were introduced at some point ~10 years ago in EQ to allow Sony devs the freedom to put new particles in any zone to depict things like mist, fire, magical portals, and even bugs (like the butterflies seen at the char select). I have no idea what this blue thing outside of Blackburrow was ever used for, but I'm pretty sure it is nothing more than a holdover from Live.

    I see the following text in qeytoqrg_environmentemitters.txt:
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    Name^EmitterDefIdx^X^Y^Z^Lifespan
    void_a_151^261^3388.676514^-1006.737915^-1.000000^4000000
    void_b_150^260^3388.676514^-1006.738342^4.533447^4000000
    void_b_15050^259^3388.676514^-1006.738281^-1.000000^4000000
    If you were to delete those three void lines (or the entire file) and then relog, the blue shimmer should vanish.

    There are similar oddities in other zones, like floating torch fires and smoke plumes in Darkwoods. The solution is the same for any zone: delete the code or even the whole _environmentemitters.txt file and the mysterious particles should disappear.

    Here's a pic I took a couple months back when I was first figuring out this very feature. The particles are poorly documented, so I was testing various values in the char select zone when I accidentally lit the whole forest on fire. Whoops!

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    EDIT: @Svielora, I see you're using ClickSwap's buff window but reverted to the default song window. I cobbled together a fixed version of the ClickSwap song window the other day that you can have if you like:
     
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  4. Haenir

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    as far as i know its an environmental effect that appeared after the client upgrade, probably a leftover from live that has been overlooked (darkwoods is another zone full of them)
     
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    I had hoped it was just a shortcut to t13. Jump in the portal!
     
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  6. Grinkles

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    Wait a minute... The particle effect is called "void" in the file, and there's an undocumented 55% haste cloak called Interphasing Cloak of the Void! Coincidence?! :eek:
     
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  7. Nebi

    Nebi Dalayan Pious Diety

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    petition in to name nerf your cat
     
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  8. Grinkles

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    95% of the naming policy is 100% stupid. :mad: (Restore Elefante!)

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    Nebi Dalayan Pious Diety

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    tembo is elefante in some african language
     
  10. sabuti

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    You're thinking of the "SoD 2.5. HP buff"
     
  11. huey

    huey Dalayan Elder

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    or being scummed past 10 tiers.
     
  12. sabuti

    sabuti Dalayan Elder

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    Mad it took your guild 5 years with no competition and a HP buff to kill dragons?
    ;)
     
  13. huey

    huey Dalayan Elder

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    idk, I kinda want to let someone else take this one since you just minimalized the efforts of two entire guilds, although I will say
    doesn't really make me seem like the salty one. and I could also understand if it came from a Bango, Lleoc, etc. type that put in years of work, but ..... Great post though.
     
  14. Nebi

    Nebi Dalayan Pious Diety

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    fuck @madforplaps
     
  15. Kapitol K

    Kapitol K Dalayan Elder

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    sabuti sounding like a salty prick shouldn't be news to anyone here. it does make me sad that 2.5 left the game eternally unbalanced and ez compared to the original game. but this thread isnt supposed to be about this topic.
     
  16. sabuti

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    I simply made a playful joke with truth behind it and you made a snarky remark toward me personally. Funny how you tell me not to belittle someone's efforts, and then you immediately do it to me. Don't tell me I "scummed" my way to tier 13 and that only Bango and Lleoc have the right to make jokes. I dual boxed clerics on blazewind every raid day for guilds while you were farming plane of frost. Maybe I'm wrong but I just figured a guild breaking t13 right after everyone gets +2000 hp and all other guilds quit wasn't a coincidence. I'm not salty at you or your guild, I don't play this game, or any games anymore. It would certaintly appear you have some anger or something toward me though

    Edit: Come to think of it I actually do have "years" of playtime so I guess you can add me to your list of "hardworkers who deserve to poke fun on the forums."

    :cool:
     
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  17. huey

    huey Dalayan Elder

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    lol.....
     
  18. huey

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    @Croc: Is there something I did to you besides petition when I loaded my wizard and found all my gates and ports deleted?

    @GMs: Why is this guy still around?
     
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    Seriously Croc what the fuck is your problem with Hugh? Also, tell Melson I said hi.
     
  20. tinkaa

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    Good topic, would read again. Or not, would rather just look at the pictures. Hi, Vegetable, my favorite!
     
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