TEST SERVER

How To and More!

New adventures to pursue and test... so get there first and do it with zest! -- Bonzz

The EverQuest Test Sever should not be confused with the Beta Server, as they are two (2) entirely different things.

One is a temporary server to 'Beta Test' the new expansion before it comes out, while the other (Test) is a year round (permanent) server, where you can 'test' things (explained more, below) at least one weeks before they go live.

The Test Server is not a TLP server.

The Test server is a special 'Live' server.

NOTE: Normally, you CAN play on Live & Test at the same time, under certain conditions (see #2, below).

NOTE: It does not appear that cross server tells are allowed to / from Test.

NOTE: You can send in-game e-mails.

NOTE: You can join serverwide channels.

NOTE: You can send / post item links serverwide channels, but those one Live Servers may not be able to click it and see the item details, if the item is not yet been patched into Live servers.

NOTE: There do not seem to be any Test-Server Only Achievements. They are the same as from the Live Server.

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!!!!!QUICK LINKS!!!!

HOW TO LOG IN TO TEST          HOW TO GET BACK TO LIVE SERVERS

OPTIONAL TEST SERVER INSTALLATION (Recommended)          COPY YOUR LIVE SERVER CHARACTERS TO THE TEST SERVER

CREATING A BRAND NEW CHARACTER ON THE TEST SERVER          SETTING UP YOUR TEST CHARACTERS

PLAYING ON THE TEST SERVER

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GETTING STARTED

1) LOGGING INTO EQ TEST: All you need to do, to play on the Test Server, is log in using the current install / version of EverQuest that you use all ready.

However, I strongly recommended you use a separate install of EverQuest, instead (jump to #3 for details).

Here's how to log into Test:

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2) GETTING BACK TO LIVE SERVERS: To get back to Live EverQuest...

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3) OPTIONAL TEST SERVER INSTALL (RECOMMENDED): Rather than have to go through the above processes to swap back and forth between Test and Live servers (see #1 & #2 above), I recommend having another installation of EverQuest.

!!! WARNING !!! First off, ALWAYS back up your EQ Files... just in case... BEFORE making any changes to your EQ Directory and / or files! If you are not confident in your ability to do the below, then don't!

To do this, you can do it in one of two ways.

Method #1:

Method #2:

You can also rename your old EQ Icon to 'EQ Live,' in the same way noted.

Now, you should have two (2) icons on your Desktop click and Play either on EQ Live (or TLP), on EQ Test... or both at the same time!

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4) HOW TO COPY YOUR LIVE SERVER CHARACTER(S) TO THE TEST SERVER:  Now, you can either copy over any of your existing Character(s) (from other servers), or create a brand new Character on the Test Server.

To Play on Test sever with a brand new Character, simply create one as normal (See Step 5, below)!

If you want to 'copy' an existing Character over to the Test server, you can. You can copy any character on your account, from any Live Server! Just keep in mind, there is a Character slot limit on the Test Server, just like there is on the Live Server. All Characters copied over from the same Account, despite the server they are on, will appear together (same account) on the Test server.

However, if you have more than one account, you can copy over Characters from both accounts and play both accounts on Test, just like you can on Live Servers.

NOTE! Before you copy a Character to Test, make sure any items you want to take with your character, to the Test Server, are either on the Character or in the Characters primary bank (explained below). This includes Coin! I suggest you take ALL of your coin!

To copy a Character to the Test Server:

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5) CREATING A BRAND NEW CHARACTERS ON THE TEST SERVER: Making a brand new Character on the Test server is no different than making a brand new Character on the Live server.

Just be aware, there is a fourteen (14) Character slots on the Test Server, and this 'new' Character will take one of those spots.

Simply Log in to the Test Server and create a brand new Character from the Character Screen, just as you would on the Live server.

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6) SETTING UP YOUR TEST CHARACTER(S): Now, you need to set up your Characters to your liking.

New Characters are built from scratch, as any new Character on a Live server is built from scratch. However, certain things can be borrowed or used from other existing things (see below, for ideas).

As for any Characters you copied over to the Test Server, you will find that they are generally intact, but not 100% so. Don't freak out... everything is still there for your real Character (on the Live Server), but not so much here on the Test Server! 

Here is a quick run down of what 'should' have copied over ('Yes') and what 'should not' have copied over ('No'):

-> YES <- -> NO <-
AA's Audio Triggers*
Active Quests Advanced Looting*
Achievements Bandolier Set-Up*

Alternate Advancement

(Character & Mercenary)

Bind Point(s)

Alternative Coin

Fellowship Membership
Character Achievements

Guild Hall

(and anything you had in it)

Character Inventory

(Bags, items in the Bags & Coin)

Guild Membership
Character Levels Guild Tribute & Guild Trophy Tribute

Character Skills

(Combat, Tradeskills, Etc.)

Hot Bar Set-Up*
Claim Items Hot Key Set-Up*
Faction

Housing

(and all you had in it)

Keyrings

(Slot Count & Items)

Shared Bank / Shared Coin

(Items & Coin)

Marketplace Funds

Overseer

(You start over with Overseer.)

Mercs (Types, Names, AA's) Spell Bar Set-Up
Owned Expansions

Tradeskill Depot

(Everything you had in it.)

Parcels

User Interface

(On-Screen Window Set-Up)*

Personal Tribute & Personal Trophy Tribute

(However, items in your House do not transfer, so you will have no Trophy's for Trophy Tribute.)

Quest Rewards (Unclaimed)
Shroud Progression
Spells / Discs (Scribed)

Tradeskill Depot Slots

(Slots, not items.)

Worn Gear / Weapons / Augs

The items in the 'No' column that have an asterisk (*), can be set-up ('restored') as follows:

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7) PLAYING ON THE TEST SERVER: The Test Server is essentially exactly like the Live server, with some exceptions.

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If you note any errors, misspellings, item name errors, misinformation or anything that needs addressing on this page -- PLEASE let me know via an in-game EQ Message (Bonzz on the Bertoxxulous server), or post on Bonzz's Discord Server!

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