all contents Copyright 1999-2003 EQ Atlas Web Site
History of EQAtlas
Muse, the creator of the original EQAtlas.com and author of all the maps, stopped creating maps for the site during the Planes of Power era (his last map being the Plane of Knowledge). Eclipsed by the in-game cartography system introduced in the Legacy of Ykesha expansion, the atlas slowly faded out of use as the years progressed. Muse continued to provide minimal updates to the site, including posting of several in-game maps upon user request. The last time he updated the site was in Feburary of 2005.
Sometime in the autumn of 2009, some internal coding for the advertisements on the site seemed to break. Every page began to display unsightly code-related output and it appeared that the site was on its last legs. Unfortunately, this was true, as the site went down in full sometime in early November.
While the info on the EQAtlas may be inferior to what is present on sites like Allakhazams (and the maps no longer used by the average EverQuest player), the site held special significance for all of the players on Al'Kabor, the Macinosh EverQuest server. With expansions only up to Planes of Power, the Al'Kabor server is unique in the fact that it does not have an in-game mapping system at all; many of the players heavily rely on the these now-ancient maps for day-to-day navigation. Thus, the final death of the site was a big loss to many.
Myself and others on the server have been interested in providing a mirror for the atlas for some time now. Multiple attempts were made to contact Muse, but he seems to have stopped checking that particular e-mail address years ago. Luckily, Biertrinker of EQMac.com saved a copy of the site during the months prior to its death. After laboring to clean up all of the advertisement code out of all of the pages, he sent everything to me so that I could provide a mirror of the site here. In the absence of the original site, this mirror will remain online for free for any to use. If this site helps you in your Norrathian travels, please remember to give your thanks to Biertrinker!
Years ago, Muse created a PDF version of the site and posted it for sale. That way, ambitious users could print out all of the maps and have them handy when they were already in-game. The store, hosted at esellerate.net, still appears to be working at the time of this writing (November 24th, 2009). Presumably, all of the profits from this store would still go to Muse, wherever he is. The link to the store is at the top right-hand corner of the page; if you enjoy the atlas, consider purchasing the PDFs as a means of helping out the original author.
Changes from the Original
I made a few minor changes from the original, as follows: