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Community News - September 2007

Tip of the Week – Evolving Items – 9/11/07


Have you ever wished you had an item that improved over time? Then maybe you need an Evolving Item!

Here are some tips on how Evolving Items work in EverQuest.

Evolving Items

Evolving Items were released with the Depths of Darkhallow expansion. They were discovered beneath the surface of Norrath.

Evolving items gain experience of their own as your character earns experience. Some of these items will only earn experience from certain types of defeated enemies, while others earn experience from all types.

As an evolving item levels, its statistics, powers, and even appearance may change. An evolving item may even gain particle effects, or have current particle effects enhanced. Hidden abilities may also be unlocked as an item evolves. Some evolving items may even possess an "intelligence" that allows them to voice opinions and alerts in certain situations!

You can view your evolving items from your inventory window, under the Evolution tab.

Evolving items must be equipped and activated in order to gain experience. They have a "wake up" period after being equipped in which the item will not gain experience. This period occurs each time the item is unequipped and re-equipped.

You may control whether an item earns experience by using the checkbox in the evolving item's inspection window.

An evolving item's current level, experience toward next level, and stats can be viewed in the item inspection window.

The item's experience is stored in the item itself, and so retain its progress if transferred to a new owner (unless flagged as non-tradable).

Experience in an evolving item can be transferred to new evolving items; however, some item experience is lost in the process.

To discuss Evolving Items, you can join the Evolving Items discussion over on the official forums.