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The Mysterious Ancient Tome


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DarthBurton
08.15.2013 , 07:49 AM | #21
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I'm currently trying to disentangle the Outlaw's Den puzzle in my spare time. Since someone found the Ancient Tome, on top of the GTN building. I'm fairly certain its non-functional, as the tome requires the three vendor buffs and a buff from a world Boss that's supposed to be summoned in there. I'm looking for an interactive door panel as that's the only interactive object I can't account for.

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Alec_Fortescue
08.15.2013 , 06:33 PM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthBurton View Post
From swtor_miner on reddit
The Queen of Sands... Catchdeathwalker was onto something when people were stalking him in the outlaws den. can't believe it was there, neglected, for so long and so little people knew about it. I have my doubts now about the way he obtained the white crystal. Popular rumor is that he tricked CS agent with a ticket. But if he found all this information about the queen, buffs, the tome and spent hours in the area... Mind you, it was like back in January or February 2012. Bet he was doing datamining and extra nasty stuff which managed to get him the crystal.

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DarkDisturbed
08.15.2013 , 08:53 PM | #23
Yes, I messaged him with the information has he returned some conflicting information about where the 4th buff might come from, but it appears there should be an interactive door panel somewhere in the Outlaw's Den.

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DarthBurton
08.16.2013 , 05:02 AM | #24
Quote: Originally Posted by Alec_Fortescue View Post
The Queen of Sands... Catchdeathwalker was onto something when people were stalking him in the outlaws den. can't believe it was there, neglected, for so long and so little people knew about it. I have my doubts now about the way he obtained the white crystal. Popular rumor is that he tricked CS agent with a ticket. But if he found all this information about the queen, buffs, the tome and spent hours in the area... Mind you, it was like back in January or February 2012. Bet he was doing datamining and extra nasty stuff which managed to get him the crystal.
My thoughts exactly. I always speculated, that he obtained the crystal from a boss that wasn't supposed to be summoned. And the ways you have to use to get to the roof of the building would suggest, that it wasn't Biowares intention that anyone would reach it at all.

I think, that Bioware didn't care about deactivating that certain boss, because everyone thought, that no one's able to reach him. Wrong conclusion, and after they have been proven wrong, they deactivated the thing completely. That theory would fit with Biowares accusation of achieving the crystal by illegitimate means.

Catchdeathwalker also mentioned Tatooine and Hoth. Some said he was lying, but maybe he was right all along. The puzzle on Tatooines Outlaws Den maybe connected to Hoth in some way. Frankly, i have no idea, it's all speculation on my part. But i'd like to think, that the ancient tome puzzle (if it is a puzzle) and Catchdeathwalkers story have the same origin.

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dipstik
08.16.2013 , 02:33 PM | #25
you guys gonig to try to solve the puzzle on the pts?

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Envyyyyyyy
08.19.2013 , 10:42 AM | #26
Maybe you need to get the water buff from Tat, then go to the mountain on hoth, then back to tat to get one of the other 2 buffs......


Just an idea, but man I love this stuff.
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Alec_Fortescue
08.19.2013 , 01:11 PM | #27
What I love is recalling the events from January 2012 with fellow vets haha. Nostalgic.

But considering all the kind of screwed up places Bioware puts crons to (makeb was insane!) it should've been foreseeable that someone will notice the crack up there and get curious about the place. In my opinion there was some third party help employed by catch in order to summon whatever was there. Devs said it wasn't an easy exploit. Tricking CS I would consider very easy, especially back when we could craft best in slot gear and it was very common and popular for people to "accidentally" lose their hilts/enhancements/armorings and then they reversed, again, copies given to them by cs. Haha. Or getting a wrong piece of gear on purpose, but "accidentally", and requesting a token to get the one you wanted (back then there was no item refund feature) to ultimately end up with, in my case, two pair of campaign bracers for tanking and dpsing :P

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DarthBurton
08.20.2013 , 03:14 AM | #28
I've written a ticket to the CS, not to ask for any help for the puzzle, but to ask if it is a puzzle at all or only a leftover. Unfortunately, the answer didn't help me that much.

Since i'm playing on a german server, i have to translate my ticket. I hope this doesn't break any rules. If it does, please notify me and i remove it. I'll skip any nonessential part. Please apologize if my english seems a bit (or very) odd, it isn't my native language.

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Hi ***,

I'm *** from the SWTOR CS and i handle your information request,

i'm rejoiced about your spirit of discovery and fun to spot secret puzzles in SWTOR.
Frankly, i've never heard about the ancient tome and it takes a lot to discover it's exact location. Congratulations, that you and your friends even reached the attic, you have my sincere appreciation and respect.

I'm not allowed to give any information about such Items, hidden puzzles and other secret and hidden things in SWTOR, not only to avoid spoiling you the fun of discovering.

But to tell you something at least, there's a thread about the ancient tome on the official forums. You and your friends are not alone in your endeavour to find out what it conceals. Please look up the thread in the forum for more information.
At least, i'm more and more convinced, that there is indeed a puzzle and not a simple leftover. And i also believe, that it is already (or still) solvable and we don't have to wait for future patches.

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Macka_M
08.24.2013 , 03:58 AM | #29
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I think it has to do with those Expertise buffs. Currently, you receive Desert Hope, Desert Courage and Desert Patience from the vendors.
However, Torhead has two more buffs: Desert Power and Desert Strength. Maybe those two buffs are related to the tome?
I believe that a "secret" vendor was intended to be up there and the ancient tome would of been a way to initiate the battle and receive one of the missing buffs.
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Selenial
08.24.2013 , 09:00 AM | #30
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthBurton View Post
I've written a ticket to the CS, not to ask for any help for the puzzle, but to ask if it is a puzzle at all or only a leftover. Unfortunately, the answer didn't help me that much.

Since i'm playing on a german server, i have to translate my ticket. I hope this doesn't break any rules. If it does, please notify me and i remove it. I'll skip any nonessential part. Please apologize if my english seems a bit (or very) odd, it isn't my native language.



At least, i'm more and more convinced, that there is indeed a puzzle and not a simple leftover. And i also believe, that it is already (or still) solvable and we don't have to wait for future patches.
This helps us more than you know....

I mean, come on. The Devs know of the Search on the Forums, they would have shut it down long ago if it was something we can't unlock... We're on to something here!!!!
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