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Library : Zone Experience Modifiers

Last Updated 5/21/2009 9:09 PM
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What is a zone experience modifier (ZEM)?
If all things were equal, you would receive an equal amount of XP for killing equivalent mobs in different zones. This is not the case. Some zones give a higher amount of experience than others. Some zones actually give a significantly lower amount of experience. Just to be confusing, this is not the same as the Hot Zone system that is currently in use on the PC side of EverQuest, thought some people on Al'Kabor use that term when they mean ZEM.

Additionally, Al'Kabor has a server wide experience bonus that is based on the number of players grouped. This bonus is 20% for a solo player and reaches 80% for groups of 5 or 6. (This could alternately be viewed as an additional 20% across the board experience bonus, as grouping bonuses exist on PC servers.)

So, what are the ZEMs for the different zones? There are a couple ways that the modifiers have been categorized:


Befallen 160
Blackburrow 100
East Commons 75
East Freeport 75
East Karana 75
Erud's Crossing
Everfrost 75
Feerrott 75
Gorge of King Xorbb 75
Gukta 100
Halas 100
High Keep 150
Highpass Hold 80
Innothule Swamp 75
Jaggedpine 75
Kithikor Woods 75
Lake Rathe 75
Lavastorm Mountains 75
Lower Guk 80
Misty Thicket 75
Nagafen's Lair 80
Najena 130
Nektulos 75
Neriak- Commons 100
Neriak- Foreign Quarter 100
Neriak- Third Gate 100
North Freeport 100
North Karana 75
North Qeynos 75
North Ro 75
Oasis of Marr 75
Ocean of Tears
Ogguk 100
Permafrost 90
Qeynos Hills 75
Rathe Mountains 75
Rivervale 100
Runny Eye 100
Solusek's Eye 130
South Karana 75
South Ro 75
Splitpaw Lair 90
Surefall Glade 100
Temple of Cazic Thule 85
Upper Guk 150
West Commonlands 75
West Freeport 75
West Karana 75

Ak'Anon 100
Butcherblock Mountains 75
Castle Mistmoore 90
Crushbone 160
Dagnor's Cauldron 75
Felwithe 100
Greater Faydark 75
Kaladim 100
Kedge Keep 100
Kelethin 100
Steamfront Mountains 75
Lesser Faydark 75
Ocean of Tears
Unrest 130

Erudin 100
Erud's Crossing
The Hole 100
Kerra Isle 90
Paineel 75
Stonebrunt Mountains 75
Toxxulia Forest 75
Warrens 150

Burning Woods 75
Cabilis 100
Charasis 85
Chardok 85
City of Mist 85
Dreadlands 75
Emerald Jungle 75
Field of Bone 75
Fironia Vie 75
Frontier Mountains 75
Kaesora 110
Karnor's Castle 85
Kurn's Tower 150
Lake of Ill Omen 60
The Mines of Nurga
Sebilis 85
Skyfire Mountains 80
Swamp of No Hope 75
The Overthere 75
Timourous Deep
Temple of Droga
Trakanon's Teeth 75
Veeshan's Peak
Warsliks Woods 75

Cobalt Scar 75
Crystal Caverns 85
Dragon Necropolis 85
Eastern Wastes 75
Great Divide 75
Iceclad Ocean 75
Icewell Keep 85
Kael Drakkel 85
Temple of Veeshan
Siren's Grotto 85
Skyshrine 85
Sleeper's Tomb 90
Thurgadin 85
Tower of Frozen Shadow 85
Velketor's Labyrinth 85
Wakening Lands 75
Western Wastes 80

Acrylia Caverns 90
Akheva Ruins 85
Dawnshroud Peaks 75
Echo Caverns 80
Fungus Grove 75
Grieg's End 90
Griming Forest 80
Hollowshade Moor 75
Katta Castellum 85
Marus Seru 75
Mons Letalis 75
Netherbian Lair 80
Paludal Caverns 160
Sanctus Seru 85
Scarlet Desert 75
Shadow Haven 100
Shadweaver's Thicket 75
Shar Vhal 75
Ssraeshza Temple 100
Tenebrous Mountains 75
The Deep 85
The Grey 65
The Maiden's Eye 75
Twilight Sea 75
Umbral Plains 90
Vex Thal

Bastion of Thunder
Doomfire, The Burning Lands
Drunder, Fortress of Zek
Eryslai the Kingdom of Wind
Halls of Honor
Lair of Terris Thule
Plane of Disease
Plane of Innovation 119
Plane of Justice 119
Plane of Nightmare 119
Plane of Storms 119
Plane of Time
Plane of Torment
Plane of Valor 119
Ragax, Stronghold of the Twelve
Reef of Coirnav
Ruins of Lxanvom 119
Temple of Marr
Tower of Solusek Ro
Vegarlson the Earthen Badlands

Original PLANES
The Plane of Fear 100
The Plane of Growth
The Plane of Hate
The Plane of Mischief
The Plane of Sky

(Note the confusion of Kelethin receiving 100 while Greater Faydark receives 75. There may be other errors in this list.)

In another list at the ordering is by ZEM ranked highest to lowest, showing a percentage from 85% down to -15%. (Note, after a very quick look through this list, The Gray is not included, there may be other errors in this list.)

Or as Wudil posted on eqmac:

ZEM 160:
Paludal Caverns

ZEM 150:
High Keep
Kurn's Tower
Upper Guk
The Warrens

ZEM 130:
Sol A

ZEM 119:
Plane of Innovation
Plane of Justice
Plane of Nightmare
Plane of Storms
Plane of Valor
Ruins of Lxanvom

ZEM 110:

ZEM 100:
Kedge Keep
Neriak Commons
Neriak Foreign Quarter
Neriak Third Gate
North Freeport
Ssraeshza Temple

ZEM 90:
Acrylia Caverns
Grieg's End
Kerra Isle
Sleepers Tomb
Umbral Plains

ZEM 85:
Akheva Ruins
Charasis (Howling Stones)
City of Mist
Crystal Caverns
Dragon Necropolis
Icewell Keep
Kael Drakkel
Karnor's Castle
Katta Castellium
Sanctus Seru
Siren's Grotto
Cazic Thule
The Deep
Tower of Frozen Shadow
Velketor's Labyrinth

ZEM 80:
Echo Caverns
Griming Forest
Highpass Hold
Lower Guk
Sol B
Netherbian Lair
Western Wastes

ZEM 65:
The Grey

ZEM 60:
Lake of Ill Omen

Unlisted = ZEM 75 or unknown

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