I have updated my brewing guide (Nov 2006) to contain more recipes and so that it relates to the latest expansion (The Serpent's Spine). The guide also shows you how to autoforage and raise your brewing skill, to an adequate level.
Foraging is a skill in the PC online game Everquest that can be used by various races and classes, but is probably more commonly used by rangers, druids and bards as they can gain a reasonable foraging skill to make this worthwhile. First of all, it will show you how to autoforage, which will a) increase your foraging skill quickly and b) allow you to forage the items you will need to brew with. The second part of the guide gives details on how to raise your brewing skill most effectively and for a fairly low cost. Lastly, you are given examples of items from all expansions up to ‘The Serpent’s Spine’ that you can brew to make a profit with. This guide does assume that you have a basic knowledge of Everquest and the interface before commencing.
Autoforaging (adapted from Ceinwein's Ultimate Foraging Guide).
Autoforaging allows you to collect items easily, without having to remember to click on your forage ability key, every few minutes. It is legal to use this within the game as you link your foraging ability to your movement keys, so each time you move, you forage. Autoforaging also increases your foraging skill dramatically. You can start foraging with a skill of 1, however the higher your skill, the more items you will forage.
Find out what Action number your Forage Skill is.
Open the Actions menu (Alt-M)
Open the “Actions” Menu by clicking on the second tab.
The buttons are numbered as per the picture below.
Your forage skill will be in one of the buttons (if it isn’t, right click on one of the buttons and select ‘forage’). Make a note of the corresponding number. Insert that number where you see “#” in this tutorial.
Open the “Socials” Menu by clicking on the fourth tab in your Actions menu.
Open the “Edit Social” window by right clicking on an empty button.
Type in a name, such as “Aforage”.
In the first line, type: /doability # (ie the number you wrote down earlier)
In the second line, type: /pause 3
In the third line, type: /autoinventory (this means that the item you have foraged automatically gets put in your inventory).
Make a Hotkey of your new social by right clicking on it until a button appears on your cursor.
Place your new Hotkey in your Hotkey menu. The buttons are from left to right, up to 10. Make a note of the Hotkey number you have used.
Now we are going to bind your autoforage hotkey to your movement keys.
Open up your Options menu (ALT O) and select ‘keys’. From here, select category ‘hotbar 1’ and find the hot button you used for your forage macro. For example, if you have your autoforage hotkey in number six on your hotkey pad, find hot button 6 and bind your left and right movement keys to ‘keypress’ and the ‘alternate’ option. You must use whichever keys you use to move around with.
Now each time you move left or right, you will autoforage and autoinvent the items you forage. As your skill increases and the amount of items you forage gets higher, this can become annoying, so later you could adjust this to just your left key, for example.
How to become an Expert Brewer
(Please follow the brewing guide link below). All of your brewing combines need to be done in a brew barrel. You can find these in most towns. Please note that when combining, you need to use water flasks that can be bought from vendors for approximately 1 silver, rather than foraged water. My suggestions would be to get your brewing skill to 200 or so, to prevent too many failures upon combining your finished product. Obviously you need to get your skill higher to try some of the higher level brewing recipes listed within this guide.
Brewing Items to Sell within The Bazaar (Trading Area in Everquest)
Now that your foraging and brewing skills are at a decent level, you can make a decent profit by creating brewing items that other players need, either to use as combines in other tradeskills, or for drinking. The majority of items listed only require the cost of a water flask (approx 1 silver), but I have also included some other profitable items that need looted drops and some other basic skills. You need to combine your items in a brew barrel, which can be found in most towns. A popular location is in the Plane of Knowledge to the left of the main bank, where there are two brewing barrels, one inside a tavern and one on the path.
Be aware that many items you forage are also classed as food or drink, so make sure that you have plenty of food/drink in your top level bags in your inventory, otherwise you will automatically eat them. Please also remember not to stack your items when combining and to use water flasks that are purchased, rather than ones you forage.
Keep an eye on other players selling foraged items in The Bazaar I have listed for a cheap price. It is even easier to make a profit when you don’t even have to forage the item to begin with, even though your profit margin may be slightly lower.
Some foraged items also (occasionally) drop from monsters, which I have detailed under the ‘known loot’ section. The guide prices have been taken from the servers I have played on, which doesn’t include the progression servers, due to the difference in economy.
The following recipes list items that can sell well in The Bazaar and have a decent profit margin. To find out further information regarding the items and zones, please visit http://everquest.allakhazam.com/
Making Platinum by Foraging and Brewing v1.1 Copyright 2006