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EQ2U Help and Frequently Asked Questions
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Welcome to EQ2U, a website from the makers of EQ2Wire!

In November 2011, Dethdlr and Feldon were put in touch with SOE's Platform and Game teams (including Dan Kinney and Nandor "Zoltaroth" Szots) about a new Data Feeds API that would allow websites besides EQ2Players to access data about EQ2 characters, guilds, and items.

In the subsequent months, we tested and provided feedback which has led to numerous improvements and tweaks to the API data. The quality of the API has grown by leaps and bounds since we and other fansites like Roster Master and EQ2Mission have become involved. We have been very impressed by the level of care and consideration our feedback has received from SOE. The amount of information available is already staggering, and there are plans to add more as time goes on.

Originally intended as a companion to a revamped EQ2Players site, our new EQ2U site now provides what we feel is the most frequently-used functionality that players and guild leaders want, as well as a growing number of useful features to allow players to get the most out of their EQ2 playing experience.

If you have any questions, comments, bug reports, or feedback about EQ2U, please take a moment to shoot us a message using the EQ2U Contact Us form. If you had a problem on a specific page, PLEASE include the link to that page or the steps to reproduce the problem you had and we will take a look at it!

Frequently Asked Questions about EQ2U

Q: I don't want my Character(s) listed on EQ2U. How do I opt out?

A: Log into the EverQuest II game client with the character you wish to hide and press the C key (or P if you still have the original key binding) to access your Character/Persona screen. Click the "EQ2 Share" tab on the left side and uncheck "Enable EQ2Players Updates". This will opt your character out of all API-driven EQ2 websites.

YOU MUST ZONE or CAMP your character after making this change to remove it from the EQ2 Data Feeds API. It may take up to 5 minutes for this change to be reflected on EQ2U. If you have any privacy concerns, please Contact Us.


Q: My character is missing from EQ2U, or I can find it, but get an error trying to display the character. Help?

A: If you have followed the steps above and ticked the Enable EQ2Players Updates checkbox in-game and your character still won't load on EQ2U, then this is typically caused by a custom UI such as DarqUI, DrumsUI, Fetish, or ProfitUI. We love custom UIs, but for some reason, when they're enabled, the Enable EQ2Players Updates button doesn't always work right. I would suggest unticking and reticking the box and then /camp and see if your character pops on EQ2U. If that doesn't work, temporarily disable your custom UI, untick and retick the box, and then re-enable your custom UI and the change should stick!

If this does not work, try typing "/socialmedia census enable 1" in-game. This will not provide any text feedback in the console, but this is a manual override for enabling the checkbox. If that doesn't work, then your character record may be corrupted and you need to contact customer service.


Q: How do I show or hide my Alts from EQ2U and other API-driven websites?

A: The ability to Opt-in your Alts was added on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012.

  • If you WANT other people to be able to find some or all of your Alts, then check the Link to Alt Characters checkbox in the EQII Share panel on EACH character that you want to be discoverable.
  • If you DO NOT WANT other people to be able to find your Alts, then relax and do nothing. By default, Link to Alt Characters is disabled for all characters.

If you would like a specific example of how these Privacy settings work, let's look at 3 different characters on the same account:

  • Feldon
  • Feldyren
  • Felodic

Let's say I enable Link to Alt Characters for Feldon but don't enable this for Feldyren. I will leave Felodic completely Opted-out. If I look up Feldon, I will see Feldyren listed as an alt. If I look up Feldyren, I will not see Feldon listed as an alt. And neither search will reveal that I also have Felodic on my account.


Q: How do I use a Forum Signature from EQ2U to show my character stats on another website/forum?

A: Lookup your character on EQ2U. On the Character Details page, scroll down and you'll see a Get Your EQ2U Signature button. Click that and a popup will open with detailed instructions on how to get your EQ2U signature in different styles and languages.


Q: Why does my Character show Status, AAs, or other information? I don't want this information available!

A: If you feel uncomfortable with any of the information on your character(s) being visible, your current option is to completely opt out that character by unchecking "Share EQ2Players Updates" under the "EQ2 Share" setting within EQ2.


Q: How often is my character information updated?

A: Your character information is updated in SOE's Data Feeds API each time you zone, log in, or log out your character. EQ2U's information is updated on your character each time you refresh the Character page, provided the last update was at least 5 minutes ago.

If you change out your equipment and want to refresh the display on EQ2U, you'll need to wait 5 minutes and then zone/camp to update the record. Then you can refresh the EQ2U page.


Q: Where does the 'paperdoll' image on the Biography tab come from? Can I replace it?

A: This image is automatically updated every time you log out. You can also force an update by typing Shift-PrintScreen.

Tip: It is possible to 'pose' your character while camping out by selecting an object to look at, and or pressing the tilde (~) key to enter combat and brandish your weapons.


Q: Where does the 'headshot' image at the bottom of the Stats column come from? Can I replace it?

A: This image is created on first login of any character that doesn't have one, and then is updated approximately once every hour. As far as I know, there's no way to trigger an update.


Q: Why can't I view a "retired" or old character?

A: The Data Feeds API only contains characters who have logged in since the current incarnation of the service launched, which was in early to mid-November, 2011. Characters who have not logged in since then cannot be found on EQ2U.


Q: My Guild lists members who quit the game years ago, or as a guild leader, I removed some characters, but they still show in my roster. Can I update this?

A: Unfortunately, guild membership is only updated the next time that character is updated (usually by logging in or out)..


Q: Some characters have more information (Status, Run Speed, and other stats) than others. Why?

A: The Data Feeds API has improved based on feedback from our site and other sites, and thus the amount of information returned from each character has grown over time. Characters which have not logged in recently may have an older character record that is missing some of this information. Once that character is updated (by camping or zoning), the full stats and information will become available here at EQ2U.


Q: What information is not available from the Data Feeds API (and thus not visible on EQ2U)?

A: The following information is not yet available to us:

  • Your character's progress on Collections
  • Official Loot Table data
  • A list of enemies which grant AA (starred NPCs) that your character has killed

Q: Why do the Faction bars on my character look different than they do in game? At -50,000 faction, I get a little sliver of red on the left, and the bar doesn't fill up every 10,000 points. Is this a bug?

A: Dethdlr and I have always felt the in-game display of Factions to be rather confusing. The color and size of each Faction bar is somewhat meaningless, since the bar goes from empty to full 10 times from -50,000 to +50,000. The in-game Faction display is particularly troublesome for those folks out there who may be colorblind.

We have made a design decision to instead display a single progress bar from 0% (-50,000) to 100% (+50,000) using the accurate colors from the game. To avoid an "empty" bar, we are using a small sliver of red at -50,000 and a full blue bar at +50,000. At one point, we considered a different display scheme which would show -50,000 to 0 as being on the left side of a dividing line, and 0 to +50,000 as being on the right side, but felt it would be visually unattractive.


Past EQ2U Update Notes
We've archived our update notes from 2012-2014 to make our homepage load faster!

December 24, 2014
  • Our new Altar of Malice Gemmed Gear Gadget lets you browse all of the gemmed gear in this expansion by Class, Gem color, and Slot/Stat Package.
  • Fixed an issue where Channelers might not always be listed on items they can equip.
December 22, 2014
  • Fixed an issue where quest level was not filtering search results.
December 12, 2014
  • Completely reloaded Grandmaster recipe data. EQ2U recipes should now be 100% accurate!
  • Selecting 'Tier' from the Quick Item Search on the homepage now correctly filters item search results.
November 29, 2014
  • Two-handed weapons now display a single icon rather than an empty secondary slot, allowing you to mouseover all of the adornments on that weapon.
November 19, 2014
  • You may now Export the Current AA/Prestige spec of a character as an .AA file for loading into the EQ2 game client. Please report any bugs you find in this experimental feature!
  • Recipes have been fully updated to support levels 96-100 (Tier 11). We are actively loading recipe data from SOE as recipe books are discovered by players.
  • Recipe books now correctly sort by level.
November 14, 2014
  • Alternate Advancements/Prestige tree data completely reloaded for Altar of Malice. We now handle the new "Class Prestige" (Adventure) and "Far Seas Prestige" (Tradeskill) trees.
November 13, 2014 -- Altar of Malice!
  • Item, Character, Guild, and Recipe Searches Up to Level 100
  • Character Spells now go to level 100, support Ancients, and link directly to the Expert and Grandmaster recipe pages!
  • Added New Recipes
  • Reloaded Grandmaster Recipes
  • Added Urzarach & Allu'thoa to Lore & Legend tab
  • EQ2U Signatures are no longer capped at 320AAs.
November 4, 2014
  • Harvested common/rare materials and Transmuting powders/fragments/etc. for level 90-95 now display the correct tooltip.
October 27, 2014
  • Channelers now have a Class Focus page. We didn't get a bug report on this til last week! We want to add a Channeler Construct page but we are awaiting more data for this.
October 10, 2014
  • Character Searches may now include the number of AAs a character has earned. The number of "spent" AAs has been unreliable since AA Profiles were introduced so that field has been removed.
  • Character Searches that include a Tradeskill Class may now include a Tradeskill Level. Thanks to a player for reporting this nearly 3 year old bug!
  • It is now possible to reach page two of Character search results when looking for characters on Antonia Bayle, Barren Sky, and other servers blessed with a space in their name.
  • Saved Item Search Links are no longer corrupted by the use of "Effect" search choices.
  • Added "Bountiful Harvest" as an item search choice under "Effect" field.
October 8, 2014
  • Loaded all 3,203 Grandmaster spell recipes into a new Recipe category "Grandmaster Spells".
  • Searching for items between a certain level range now works. (SOE fix!)
  • Recipe component counts above 127 now load correctly.
  • Recipes which make a yet-to-be-discovered product no longer show a blank product name.
  • Recipe Details no longer show translation text on fuels, etc.
  • Recipe Searches no longer show "Lorem Ipsum" if the recipe book lacks a category.
October 2, 2014
  • Characters now show correct number of AA Points! No more fuzzy math. This change affects character groups on the Home page, plus Character Detail, Gear Report, and of course the AAs view.
  • Character spell lists now support Grandmaster quality for all spells. Once we get a list of non-upgradeable spells, we'll remove those.
October 1, 2014
  • Lore & Legend pages have had their column widths reined in, plus a legend/key has been added.
September 23, 2014
  • The "sort" order for Achievements has been restored. This is something we have to populate manually!
September 9, 2014
  • Quests now show Quest Giver information if that quest comes from a known NPC or Item.
  • Items which are part of a Set Bonus now correctly display effects and also list the items in the set.
  • Collectibles now show that they can be turned in for personal and guild status.
August 29, 2014
  • Character Achievements on UK, FR, DE, RU, and JP servers are now loading correctly again. Thank you for everyone's patience on this bug!
August 20, 2014
  • Quest Details now position themselves at the top of the window if the window has been scrolled down.
  • Character Spell list now has a choice of showing ALL spells even those which have been outleveled.
August 15, 2014
  • Leaderboards! -- We now have a series of Leaderboards including Kills, Deaths, KvD, Max Melee Hit, Max Magic Hit, Items Crafted, Rare Harvests, Quests, Collections, Achievements, and Achievement points. We will evaluate adding further leaderboards in the future. These are updated semi-hourly.
July 31, 2014
  • Quests! -- At long last, quests are now available on EQ2U. You can search for them, view your character's progress on a quest, and see how your characters stack up against the complete list of quests for all ~200 categories out there!
May 13, 2014
  • AA cap raised to 350. We still don't have an actual valid measurement of AAs for characters with more than one profile.
  • Added support for color Item Effects (new Artifacts have them).
January 9, 2014
  • Recipes! -- You can now Search and view Recipe details for over 23,000 recipes.
December 18, 2013
  • Recipes tab added to Characters!
December 1, 2013
  • AAs tab now only draws bubbles when at least one point has been spent. Updated the point restrictions on each page.
November 28, 2013
  • Added Lore & Legend and Flags pages. Flags is a preview of the Quest journal whenever we get said data.
November 25, 2013
  • Added support for BUILDING-BLOCK and HOUSE-LORE item flags.
November 21, 2013
  • Character Item Discoveries page now shows dates and a WW 1st Trophy as appropriate. Results are sorted in reverse chronological by WW Discovery date
November 18, 2013
  • Purple has been added as an option to the Adornments filters in Item Search.
  • Collections, Status Items, and Transmuting Items can now be found through an Item Search again.
November 15, 2013
  • Gear Report has been updated to support Purple adornments.
November 12, 2013
  • Item Searches can now be filtered by Discovery date.
  • Item Search can now find 'Clicky' items. Look under the 'Effects' field popup.
November 11, 2013
  • EQ2Wire now has a News Feed on EQ2U.
November 7, 2013
  • EQ2U Reborn!
    • We have made site-wide improvements in EQ2U's color scheme and style.
    • The kludgy Javascript menus have been replaced with CSS.
    • Guild Details, Item Details, Item Search Results, Dungeon Maker, and 'Form' type pages have undergone what could only be described as rocket surgery.
    • You can now customize the Colors and Stats shown on the Homepage in each of your Character Groups! These settings are under My Settings.
  • Character Biography text should display linebreaks and quotes correctly now.
  • Added Achievement category images for Erollisi Day, Avatars, Brewday, Bristlebane Day, Chronoportals, Tears of Veeshan, and Tinkerfest.
November 5, 2013
  • Pre-Tears of Veeshan Equipment Backup — On November 5th, we backed up the equipped items, reforging, and adornments for every character ever looked up on EQ2U. This will allow players to more easily remember and compare their old items with the changes in Tears of Veeshan.
September 29, 2013
  • Dungeon Maker
    • Drachnid Widowmage, Scourge-Knight, Terrok Assassin, and Tidesilph Defouler are now auto-granted.
    • "Limited" (mob-dropped) Spawners have been removed from the Checklist.
    • Effect and Story items have been moved to their own sections.
    • Removed duplicate "Make Actor" item.
August 31, 2013
  • Characters now have a new Proc/Adornment Report tab. See if you have any conflicting procs!
August 23, 2013
  • Refining and Experimentation are now supported when viewing Character Details.
August 16, 2013
  • Alternate Advancement Profiles and Saving your AA spec now supported!
July 23, 2013
  • Recently Discovered Items page now shows the most recent 400 item discoveries.
July 9, 2013
  • Class Focus or Racial Traits pages now update correctly when a character changes their choices.
June 27, 2013
  • Guild Details page is now showing Guild Heraldry again.
June 11, 2013
  • Gear Report
    • Red, Yellow, Green, and Blue adornment indicators have been added to each equipment slot.
    • The adornment summary for each character now has a helpful Tooltip listing which items lack them.
    • Crit Bonus and Potency have had an amicable divorce which should make life easier for melee-aligned priests and mages.
  • Epic Repercussions spells now show on your character Spell list if you have completed this quest.
June 5, 2013 June 3, 2013
  • Character Groups on EQ2U are now collapsible and remember that setting.
May 21, 2013
  • Removed extraneous Assassin and Ranger spells from the Beastlord spell list. Added Summon Warder: Insect to Spell list.
May 18, 2013
  • EQ2U has a new feature called Gear Report. You can access it from your Guild or Character Groups, or build your own Report by adding characters one-at-a-time.
May 12, 2013
  • Achievements may now be filtered by Completed or Incomplete, and you can also hide Hidden achievements
May 5, 2013
  • Guild Search form now lets you specify Server, minimum Level, minimum number of Accounts, Alignment, as well as the Play Style and Personality guild recruiting flags.
  • Login form now uses tabindex.
  • AAs now show Descriptions
May 2, 2013
  • Racial Traits and Class Focuses can now be viewed for characters.
April 29, 2013
  • Item Search: Added Adornments, Collectibles, Mounts, Poisons, Status Items, as well as Tinkered and Transmuted items
April 10, 2013
  • Ill Will and Rancor now show item upgrade information.
March 26, 2013
  • Guild Achievements Ranking
  • PvP/PvE Character Stats
  • Revamped Spells view
March 14, 2013
  • Find which Recipe Book a crafted item is from.
  • Show a list of items in a Set Bonus group.
March 11, 2013
  • Ammo items show Hit Bonus, Range, and Damage type
February 28, 2013
  • Character Popup Menu
February 27, 2013
  • New Guild Display supports Recruiting flags and Guild Heraldry
  • Guild Achievements!
February 10-19, 2013
  • New Item Types: Patterns, Coin Purses, Miscbags (Containers), Guild Status Items, Transmuting Materials, Harvested Raws, and Collectibles
  • New Item Fields: Temp Adorn Placement, House Placement (guild hall/house/dungeon/all), House Surface (floor/wall/ceiling)
  • Item Set Bonuses -- Consider this a Beta.
January 7, 2013
  • Weapons now display the correct wield type and handedness.
December 26, 2012
  • Updated numerous Spell icons and Alternate Advancement/Prestige icons to reflect a recent Game Update.
December 21, 2012
  • EQ2U now fully supports Spirit Stones (green adornments) equipped on Characters, viewed on Details, or as Popups!
  • Numerous other tweaks to Item Details / Popups mostly related to Adornments.
December 20, 2012
  • Removed Plane of War EM Achievements which were preventing us from showing Plane of War HM Achievements. Also removed some typoed Achievements.
December 17, 2012 December 4, 2012
  • Item Popups (tooltips) on EQ2U have been completely rebuilt from the ground up with much better screen positioning.
  • Spells pages now use our internal EQ2U Popup code
November 23, 2012
  • Search for Items by Adornment Slot
November 21, 2012
  • EQ2U Signatures now support French, German, and Russian!
  • Item stats/effects for non-Spirit Stone items restored!
November 20, 2012
  • Added temporary Spirit Stone (green adornment) screenshots
November 15, 2012
  • Fixed Beastlord Warder AAs navigation
November 13, 2012 - Chains of Eternity!
  • Totally Updated AA/Prestige Abilities for Chains of Eternity
  • Added Tradeskill Prestige AA Tab
  • Item and Character Searches Up to Level 95
  • Character Spells up to level 95
  • Added Experimentation Skill
November 4, 2012
  • Item Examine popups that appear to the left of the mouse cursor should now clear it, preventing flickering.
October 28-29, 2012
  • We have backed up the Alternate Advancements of every Followed character (1-92) and every other 90-92 character (even if they are not followed on EQ2U). Check your Character Details sheet.
  • Items which require Adorning or Tinkering skill to use are now labeled as such.
October 24, 2012
  • Forgot Password link now handles accounts which were never activated.
  • Improved Beetny AA Link display
  • Fixed Recipe Book detection code for Fighter and Scout spells to not affect other items.
October 19, 2012
  • Achievements have been added to EQ2U!
October 15, 2012
  • Added a 'Go to Advanced Search' link on Items Search on the homepage.
  • Dungeon Maker buttons now light up.
September 24, 2012
  • Reforged Items now have a special icon in Character Details.
  • Item Effect lists can now handle "quotes".
  • Corrected rares for crafting spells/combat arts at level 70 and 90.
September 8, 2012
  • Shortlinks (eq2.me) have been added to Character, Guild, and Item pages.
June 22, 2012
  • EQ2U Signatures are now available.
May 23, 2012
  • Full implementation of Beetny.com AA links
May 10th, 2012
  • Spell Weapon Stats, Flurry, and Doublecast added to character profile
  • Item Search Results now show the search criteria and provide a Permalink to those search results
May 6th, 2012
  • Added more Item Search options.
April 19th, 2012
  • Added Prestige AAs
  • Added Recently Discovered Items
  • Added Beastlord 'Insect' Warder Support
April 18th, 2012
  • Added all Level 91 & 92 Spells
April 3rd, 2012
  • Added support for Item Reforging on Character Details popups
March 12th, 2012
  • Added Dungeon Maker Items & Dungeons
March 9th, 2012
  • Item Examine: Indented item effects now have bullets, and other tweaks to Item Details and Hover.
  • Item Examine: Added Weapon Type (One-Handed Slashing, Two-Handed Crushing, One-Handed Piercing).
  • Character names in the Wishlist sidebar are now clickable.
March 7th, 2012
  • Added Character Discoveries
March 2nd, 2012
  • Added Citadel of V'uul x2 Item Drop Info
  • Added Elements of War EM/HM Item Drop Info
  • Added Drunder Heroic Item Drop Info
  • Fixed a bug where Guests would have some Item Search Results filtered.
February 11th to February 28, 2012
  • Added font definitions to Tabs and a few other places to better address Firefox browsers with a default font other than Times New Roman 16pt.
  • IE7, IE8, and IE9 should now render the site in Standards rather than Compatibility mode.
  • Item Links to EQ2i, Zam, Xanadu, LootDB, and Google
  • Item Discovery information on Items
  • Appearance tab
  • Updated Tabs with a new look. Tabs now work on previously non-tabbed pages.
  • Character Alts
  • Spell icons on Spell lists
  • You can now Sort your Character List and Guild views.
  • Character lists now have Race icons
  • Beastlord Warder hovers are now loading the correct Warder image.
  • Tower of Frozen Shadow x2 Item Drop Info
  • All Velious heroic zones and Public Quests (except Drunder) now have Item Drop Info.
February 10th, 2012
  • EQ2U Launched!
Special Thanks

Thanks to Advent of Valor, Ynnek, Caela, Timmer, Ellebeth, Sylora, Dellmon, Aliscious, Flourchild, Ruatta, Whilhelmina, and Llogwey for testing.

Thanks to Kupala and Thorien for your patience!

And thanks to Dan Kinney, Adam Smith, Scott Maxwell, and Nandor "Zoltaroth" Szots for burying us in the mountain of data that made this site possible.