Given the choice between cold hard facts and the mystery of not knowing, I will almost always choose the facts. Guesswork and lack of information are the root of many misunderstandings in this life, and EQ2 is no exception. While EQ2 currently publishes an all-you-can-eat buffet of information to Census, Loot Tables are not amongst them. Fortunately other options exist!
Through use of an Advanced Combat Tracker (ACT) plugin, it has long been possible to record which NPCs from which Zones drop which Items, collate this data, and present in on a website. LootDB has done this for years, however it is not fully integrated and has some issues. Today, we’re happy to announce that Dedith of Dragon’s Armory has been working on his own ACT plugin and has now publicly released it for download by all EQ2 players!
Meanwhile, Dethdlr and I are in the final stages of developing support for this feature on EQ2U and hope to see this by the end of the year (hard to believe that’s just two weeks!). When complete, you’ll be able to look at an Item and see which NPC drops it, but more interestingly, you’ll be able to drill down from any Zone and see what drops in the zone and also filter by NPC. By default, we will show Level 95+ and Legendary+ items, although you’ll be able to adjust these filters to show everything!