Having enough EverQuest Platinum (also known as EQ Plat) in the game is more important than you may think. Starting out with good EQ Platinum farming tips will certainly have it’s rewards later on the game.
The Ice Giants of Everfrost are a very good source of Platinum. The Ice Giants are mid to high 40 Levels. They have around 3-4K HP or so. They can hit around 114 and they triple hit and duel wield. They are warriors. There are 3 of them that guard the entrance to Permafrost. The camps are referred to as North, South, and Back. Camp names can very from server to server. They can be duo’d by a few mid to low lvl 40′s full group of high thirties, or soloed by 45+ for the soloing classes. They can be good source of Xp at lvl 45 and under. They are light blue by the time you reach mid 50′s.
These Ice Giants are Blue and look as though they are made of Ice. They drop fine steel weapons, gems, pages, and various pieces of junk jewelry. Combined with what they drop and the pure Platinum,Gold,Siver,and Copper that they drop: they range in net worth of 2-70pp per kill.
Many times these may be camped already by other people. But if you do a camp check and find out who is camping they will usually be more then happy to send you a tell before they leave so you can take over the camp. Politeness always gets you a camp, sooner or later. Casting a few beneficial buffs on the persons camping earns browning points too. =) Another near by source of Platinum while you wait for a camp are the Woolly Mammoths that roam around Everfrost. Their Tusk go to vendors for around 9PP each and sometimes they drop 2 of them. So if you wait around for a camp whooly mammoths are a good way to keep busy and make some plat in your waiting time. The spawn time of the Ice Giants is about 5 minutes. So if you kill them in 60 seconds then you will be able too kill about 11-12 an hour. So you can easily get 300-800pp an hour here. These camps are great for if you can’t be on a raid because of going afk frequently and such. After you kill your spawn you can go afk for 4 minutes and come back in time to see the spawn
The Easiest way to get to the Ice Giants is to get to Everfrost by the Halas Stone in the Plane of Knowledge. It’s found through the gate behind and to the left of the Nexus Stone. The Halas stone will take you to Everfrost near the Halas zone line. It is a safe stone for all races/classes. Once you are in in Everfrost you will be facing the PoK Book. Right from the book as you are facing it. You will come to a ‘Y’ in the path take the path on the right of the ‘Y’ don’t take the path on the very far Right though. Then you just stay on the path and you will past two Halas Guards and a wolf. If you are evil you can invis past or Run way up high on the mountain past them. Then you just stay to the left of the zone line the entire way to PF. You will pass 2 ice rivers and then eventually come to a big Brick Fort. This is where the Ice Giants are located there are two guards one on the left and one on the right just inside the fort. They are far enough apart that you can pull them separately. Down the Hall past those two is the ‘Back’ camp. The giants spawns in an area on the right. This Hall leads to the Permafrost zone line.
Before you head to your camp be sure that you have all your slots filled with Backpacks, or even better 10 Slot handmade back backs. This way you can loot till your hearts content. Also, you will get Encumbered while you are here. Destroy your copper on a regular basis to cut down on weight issues. But after a few hours it won’t matter anymore as you become snared by the loot you are hoarding. It’s truly wonderful. And also remember to bring food and drink as you will be at the camp for several hours. Happy Hunting and remember: the Only good Ice Giant is a Dead ONE!