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#1 Aug 01 2020 at 5:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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I have another question about the database. I've been trying to upload missing ToV information. For quests or missions that have a chest at the end, I'd like to have a list of possible loot appear. I can't figure out how to do this. The database is capable of it as many missions have the list, but I personally don't know what steps to take to get items to appear.

For example in the Velk's Lab mission: Seeking the Sorcerer ( https://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/quest.html?quest=9912 ), at the bottom is the Rewards list. Currently, only the currency shows up. How do I add the 10s of loot that the chest drops?

Thank you :)
#2 Aug 01 2020 at 11:05 PM Rating: Excellent
I am surpised questions like these are not under
Admin Forums > Everquest 1 CM Forum
its where I always post questions when I 1st started and its where we work new Expansion stuff.


If a quest has a chest we add the chest as a mob to the quest and add the loot to that chest


and that looks like that was done for the group version

Seeking the Sorcerer ( group)
https://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/quest.html?quest=9912

a giant chest (group)
https://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/npc.html?id=55645


and that looks like that was done for the raid version

Seeking the Sorcerer (raid)
https://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/quest.html?quest=9942

a giant chest (raid)
https://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/npc.html?id=55645


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but that is not what your asking.



if you have access to the links under the EQ admin section

under your name
ADmin CP - EQ section (make sure your only working on EQ game tab. )




under the Quest section.
Link quests to the items they reward - would be that link to add items to a quest

under the Mob Section
NPC Drop Linker -- link Mobs (chests) to tiems




WARNING do not click COMMIT till after you have removed the sections you pulled in that you do not want to link
WARNING do not click COMMIT till after you have removed the sections you pulled in that you do not want to link
WARNING do not click COMMIT till after you have removed the sections you pulled in that you do not want to link

its a pain to fix and I am sure all who have access have linked the wrong thing and had to fix it later.





#3 Aug 02 2020 at 3:59 AM Rating: Excellent
Cylius & Laurana wrote:
I have another question about the database. I've been trying to upload missing ToV information. For quests or missions that have a chest at the end, I'd like to have a list of possible loot appear. I can't figure out how to do this. The database is capable of it as many missions have the list, but I personally don't know what steps to take to get items to appear.

For example in the Velk's Lab mission: Seeking the Sorcerer ( https://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/quest.html?quest=9912 ), at the bottom is the Rewards list. Currently, only the currency shows up. How do I add the 10s of loot that the chest drops?

Thank you :)


What I do for those quests/missions that have chests, if the chest npc has been created as an object type npc then make sure the npc is linked to the quest as related. You can add npc's to a quest mission by editing the npc directly and add it as a related creature.

Then link the items from that chest as a reward for that quest/mission. As Larth pointed out above you can do this on a mass scale by using the admin tool in the eq section that says "Link quests to the item they reward".

If you want to list out all the chest loot, then edit the quest text at the bottom and add a list of the items for each chest. However I would just add an html link to the chests there instead and say something like click here for a listing of loot for this chest because then we would have to keep adding more loot to the quest text when we can just add it to the chest npc and as a reward to the quest/mission.

I made some admin tutorial videos in the Admin > Everquest 1 CM Forum. The thread title is "Admin Tutorial Video's" and is stickied towards the top of the forum. The videos might not cover everything but I believe they should give you some help with what you want to do.

Let me know if you have anymore questions. You can PM directly or you can post directly into the EQ admin forums. To see the admin forums, look at the listing of all the forums at https://everquest.allakhazam.com/forum.html and scroll down a little until you see the Admin Forums section. Everquest 1 CM Forum is listed there.


Edited, Aug 2nd 2020 4:05am by Gidono
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#4 Aug 02 2020 at 7:45 PM Rating: Excellent
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Thank you both for the replies. I actually had no idea there was an Admin forum--I've only ever come to this section of the forums. I will use the Admin forum for these questions going forward and reference the videos there as I'm sure there are things I can learn. Thank you!
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