I logged onto Everquest 2 early this morning and went to place a book in our guild hall library. After placing it and having a look around I noticed someone had made a start on tidying the shelves so the books look better placed. I decided to continue their work and set about placing items on the shelves. This is where the pain began!
Bookshelves in Everquest 2 leave a lot to be desired! Placing items on the bottom shelves is easy enough but when you try to use a higher shelf you have to use Ctrl and mouse wheel to move the books up higher. This would be fine if the book would snap to the shelf when it reached that point, instead you find youself having to use the Ctrl + Alt + mouse wheel method to make sure they are flush on the shelf. To allow better positioning maybe something like a “snap to” key so that you could tell it to link to the nearest object, this would make placing all house items much easier.
There is also a problem with the larger bookshelf downstairs in the Tier 2 Guildhall side rooms. I have to turn my character sideways to be able to place the book on the shelves without it staying highlighted in red (meaning you can’t place the item). I’ve had this problem before with certain crafted furniture so it’s not just a problem with this specific shelving area.
With patience though you can achieve some nice results, I had to rebuilt a flight of stairs Wodge had made out of maple shelves which was not a quick job. To do this I had to use a crate placed at different points in the air and then link the shelves to the crate to get the right result, feel free to check out the stairs in the neXus guildhall on splitpaw (South Qeynos). With patience we’ve also managed a nice crafting area and Bar (credit for the bar goes to former guildmate and MMO Symposium writer Wodge).
To make it a bit easier for any of you Everquest 2 house lovers, here are the basic controls in case you’ve been wondering.
The options available to position items at the moment are:
- Ctrl + Mouse Wheel = Move items up and Down
- Mouse Wheel = Rotate Items
- Ctrl + Alt + Mouse Wheel = Move up and down slowly
- Alt + Mouse Wheel = Rotate items slowly
There may be others that I’m not aware of at the moment.
What pain have you experienced placing items in your MMO house? Any tips for me in Everquest 2?