Quest Journal

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Related topics: Severlin's Guide to the Quest Journal

Introduced in the 10th anniversary event Gears of Change, the Quest journal is an in-game tool used to make notes and keep track of quest timers. The Quest journal one of the main panels on User Interface, with it's button located between the Attributes, Skills, & Titles Panel and Map Panel.

What it does

What it doesn't do

Locally Stored Files

The quest journal pulls its information from text files that are created and stored locally. When you click on the Quest Journal button for the first time, a text file is created, and you will see text displayed at the top of the visual window giving you the location and name of the file. The default location is My Documents\Asheron's Call. They follow a standard naming pattern of Journal-<Server>-<Character>.txt, e.g. Journal-Leafcull-An Adventurer.txt.

A blank journal page in this text file looks like this:

<DAYS> 0
<HOUR> 0
<MINU> 0
<LOCX> 0.000000
<LOCY> 0.000000
<TIME> 0.000000

A filled out journal page may look something like this:

<LABE> XP050
<TITL> Bonecrunch
<NOTE> See Guide:'s_Prodigal_Drudge		Main Quest:	132,000,000xp (20% up to level 180)		Items (2 per run):	66,000,000xp (10% up to level 180)
<DAYS> 6
<HOUR> 0
<MINU> 0
<LOCX> 49.400000
<LOCY> 25.600000
<TIME> 0.000000

Because the files are locally stored, you can create, edit, and delete your journals without logging into the game. For example, if you just wrote a nice journal page for a quest on your main character and you want to have the page on your alt, you can open both journal text files and copy the code for the journal page from one to the other. Or if you have a really nice complete journal on your main, and you want to use that journal on all your characters, you can copy the entire contents of the file from one journal file to another, or simply make a copy of the file and rename it. Be aware of what you are doing - copying code from the journal file copies everything, including the timer. If you are not careful you can erase a timer you currently had going, or end up with timers from another character.

Player Created Journal Files

Because the journal text files are locally stored and editable, players can share them with each other. Below are links to player created journal files or code.


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