Update Notes: Thursday February 23, 2017

US EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 7:00AM PT (3 PM UTC) for an update. Estimated downtime is less than 2 hours.

All EU servers will come offline at 9:00 PM PT (5 AM UTC February 24th) for this update. Downtime is anticipated to be approximately 2 hours.

Update notes for this downtime can be found in the Game Update Notes forum once they're available.


 

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Obulus Frontier
  • Reduced the mitigation on solo encounters in Obulus Frontier.
The Lost City of Torsis: Ashiirian Court [Raid]
  • Lord Rak'Ashiir has been allowed to summon his adds more freely.
Ruins of Kaesora: Ancient Xalgozian Temple [Raid]
  • Xalgoz's failure effect "Vampiric Lifeleach" will now heal for slightly more.
Vaedenmoor: Realm of Despair [Raid]
  • Vhaksiz the Shade's "Shade Walk" will now cause the target to take slightly more damage from all sources.
  • Corrected an issue that caused Vhaksiz the Shade's "Shade's Influence" to not grow over time the longer it persists.
Crypt of Dalnir: Ritual Chamber [Heroic]
  • Chamber Defense should no longer be used by The Kly when fighting him in normal mode.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
General
  • Corrected an issue that allowed swarm pets to share melee stats from the caster.
Beastlord
  • Removed incorrect effect prose from Feral Stance that stated it increased attributes by 300%.
Wizard
  • Blaze will now grant Fervor for level 100 wizards instead of ability modifier.
Warlock
  • Empowered Bolt will now grant Fervor for level 100 warlocks instead of potency.
Summoner
  • Minion Translocation now has a maximum range of 80 to prevent cases where some casters were able to cause it to cast while outside of it's normal maximum range of 45. The normal range of 45 still applies.
QUESTS
  • Shades of Drinal: Trial of Everafter - Drinal's Steward, located at Ashen Tower, will now respond appropriately, when initially sent to him, even if you have completed "Shades of Drinal: Great and Small".
  • Starting "A Goblin Nightmare" will no longer cause some Obulus remnants you are fighting to disappear and keep you stuck in combat.
  • Marr's Chosen - Qzyk the Conqueror is now properly called from hiding, after defeating Enforcer Zifa, Krakat the Cruel, and Krakan The Wary.
  • Where Help is Needed - Deletion of this quest now removes "Scrap of Cloth" from the player's inventory.
  • Knotbarking Up the Wrong Tree [Heroic] - Knotbark in Zek the Scourge Wastes [Heroic] has had his challenge reduced.
  • A Goblin Nightmare - Reduced the number of Kly abductors that must be killed and the subsequent number of frightened Bloody Tooth goblins that must be rescued from 10 to 5.
  • The Warrior's Call Volume II - Caertaxian Legion and Guardians of the Underfoot factions are no longer required to purchase the Simple Jar and the Simple Drinking Straw.
  • The Warrior's Call Volume II - Clan Threal'Gorr faction is no longer required to speak to Grand Oracle Hoop'Ak.
PUBLIC QUESTS
  • Jaled Dar's Shade, The Iksar Hero, and The Omen Feeder now have fewer hitpoints.

Moonlight Enchantment is Back

The monthly live event Moonlight Enchantments starts tonight! The grottos will open on the 20th at 12:01am PT and close on the 21st at 11:59pm PT. The time applies directly with no conversion to all servers.


Check out our Moonlight Enchantments guide and peek at the rewards!

Double Ascension Scrolls Until Sun, Feb 26

Hail Norrathians,

Are you working to level up your Ascension classes? If so, you’re in luck because you’ll get TWO Ascension Scrolls every time you visit your Ascension trainer until Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 11:59PM PST.

Not sure what an Ascension Class is? Check out the full write up on Ascension Classes here.

Not sure where Ascension Trainers are?

  • Chosooth, Thaumaturgist Master - Located in Crusaders' Cave in Obulus Frontier
  • Miragul, Etherealist Master - Located in Nye'Caelona in Obulus Frontier
  • Najena, Elementalist Master - Located in Crusaders' Cave in Obulus Frontier
  • Aranolh Tol'Ren, Terramancer Master - Located in Nye'Caelona in Obulus Frontier

How will YOU take best advantage of double Ascension Scrolls?

 

Update Notes: Tuesday February 14, 2017

US EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 7:00AM PT (3 PM UTC) for an update. Estimated downtime could be up to 2 hours.

All EU servers will come offline at 9:00 PM PT (5 AM UTC February 15th) for this update. Downtime is anticipated to be approximately 2 hours.

Update notes for this downtime can be found in the Game Update Notes forum once they're available.



POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Arcanna'se Spire: Forgotten Sanctum [Heroic]

  • Sabellah'Xen, Keeper of Fire's adds now despawn when he is defeated or when his encounter is reset.
  • Caelan'Gael, Keeper of Growth's adds now despawn when he is defeated or when his encounter is reset.
  • Lachina, Defender of Magics' adds now despawn when she is defeated or when his encounter is reset.

Kaesora: Xalgozian Stronghold [Heroic]

  • General Janosz's adds now despawn when he is defeated or when his encounter is reset.

The Ruins of Cabilis [Heroic]

  • Smith Xzatik's adds now despawn when he is defeated or when his encounter is reset.
  • War Baron Eator's adds now despawn when he is defeated or when his encounter is reset.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
General

  • Corrected a bug that allowed pets and swarm pets to not be affected by stat caps.

Channeler

  • Truespirit Rift should no longer interfere with wards.

Bruiser

  • Removed the proc description from the Void Strike buff as it was causing too much confusion. You will now have to scribe and cast Void Strike, then examine Lightning Fists to view the increase in damage.

Warlock

  • Increased Draw from the Void damage.
  • Dark Aggravation may now spell or ability doublecast.

Ranger

  • Increased the base damage of the Heartseeker Hawk's abilities.

Beastlord

  • Prospective Fix for several Beastlord abilities healing enemy encounters.

QUESTS

  • Missions from The Shadow Odyssey, Sentinel's Fate, Destiny of Velious, Scourge Keep and fabled dungeons can now be filtered in the "Mission Timer" tab of your Journal.

PUBLIC QUESTS

  • Mudfin hydromancers are now a bit more difficult to damage.

Incoming February 2017 patch on Wednesday!

February patch is coming up on Wednesday morning. If you would like to see a sneak peek at what's going to be in the patch take a look at the test patch notes.

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/server-downtime-wed-february-15th.238440/#post-3506854

 

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All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 6:30AM Pacific* for maintenance. Servers will be unavailable for approximately four hours.

Keep an eye on the EverQuest forums and social media for status updates and for news if additional downtime is needed.

*Convert to your local time

Update Notes: Friday February 10, 2017

All US and EU EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Friday, February 10th, 2016 at 7:00AM PDT (3 PM UTC) for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately two hours.


Update notes for this downtime can be found in the Game Update Notes forum once they're available.


 

GENERAL
  • A filter has been added to the missions list in the quest journal.
ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
Mystic
  • Replaced a dropped digit in the adept Strength of the Ancestors.
Illusionist
  • Corrected an issue with Chronal Mastery that was preventing the fervor effect from applying to the entire group.
Summoners
  • Pet Weapon Mastery will no longer overwrite Planeswalker or Reaper default weapon with a weaker weapon.
Necromancer
  • Reaper's Soul Drain will no longer heal the Reaper's target.
Warlock
  • The triggered effect of Void Mastery is now named Void Surge.
Wizard
  • Corrected an issue with Fiery Blast clearing the recorded damage value when it double casts. Fiery Blast no longer double casts and will instead multiply damage based off of Spell and/or Ability Doublecast.
Templar
  • Impart Faith should now cast at the correct base ward value. If you have the same tier of spell in Shield of Faith the ward values should be identical.
ITEMS
  • Corrected several cases where TSO set effects were dealing less damage with their upgraded versions (eg. Life Drain II was doing more damage than Life Drain III).
QUESTS
  • The mission, Crypt Jaunt, in Crypt of Dalnir: Baron's Workship [Heroic], can now be completed.
  • "An Unfinished Catalogue" in Lost City of Torsis: Reaver's Remnants [Heroic] can now be un-unfinished.
  • Shades of Drinal: Trial of Everafter - Drinal's Steward, located at Ashen Tower, will now respond appropriately, even if you have completed "Shades of Drinal: Great and Small"
  • Feast for a Gift - A failure string has been added for those who do not meet the requisites for this quest, when shared.
  • Quests Awakening Bonds: Forks in the Road - Zealots of Grozmok, ghostly bats and impurity mobs required for these updates have had their difficulty reduced.

 

Update Notes: Tuesday February 7, 2017

All US and EU EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, February 7th, 2016 at 7:00AM PDT (3 PM UTC) for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately two hours.


Update notes for this downtime can be found in the Game Update Notes forum once they're available.


 

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
  • All raid encounters above tier 1 now have a base mitigation increased based off of expected mitigation debuff values.
  • All tier 3 and higher raids have had their panic mechanic made a bit more forgiving.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
General
  • Plane Shift will no longer apply an illusion to epic 2.0 pets.
  • Corrected a bug in Battle Coordination that prevented the application of Open Wounds to the casters group.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented summoner epic 2.0 pets from casting their epic attacks.
  • Glacial Freeze will no longer have its duration reduced by harmonization.
Summoner
  • Planeswalker and Reaper may now be Flash Cast.
  • Planeswalker and Reaper pets will now benefit from all pet enhancement AA's except where the enhancement is for hate gain.
  • Energy Clash will now be able to be cast with Reaper or Planeswalker pets.
Monk
  • Reduced the amount of damage that gets reflected with Master's Interpose.
Guardian
  • Guardian will now cast the triggered effect. Moved the maximum melee damage effects to the triggered effect.
Templar
  • Impart Faith will now cause Shield of Faith to cast a second effect which carriers the noxious, elemental and physical wards to correct an overwrite issue.
Illusionist
  • Timelord will now use the correct tier based cooldown.
Mystic
  • Smoothed out the duration increase granted by Strength of the Ancestors so that the larger portion of the increase comes from higher tiers of the spell.
Assassin
  • Shadow Agent will now use the correct buff package.
Etherealist
  • Implosion will no longer cause the target to teleport to the assisted player, if pass through targeting was used.
ITEMS
  • The Awakened Dragon's Temper now grants DPS instead of ae autoattack chance.

Update Notes: Thursday February 2, 2017

All EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 7:00AM PT (3 PM UTC) for an update. Estimated downtime could be up to 2 hours.


Update notes for this downtime can be found in the Game Update Notes forum once they're available.



ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT

  • Soulburn will now cooperate with Reaper.
  • Reduced the autoattack damage for Savage Allies.
  • Elemental Unity will now trigger when under an ascension buff.

ITEMS

  • Imbued Void Capsule now properly equips to the Charm slot.

QUESTS

  • Consolidation of Power - The Ethereal Catalyst will now drop 100% of the time if you are on the appropriate stage of the quest.

Planes of Power opens on Phinigel today!

Get ready Phinigel players. Planes of Power opens today at 2pm PST, 3pm MST, 4pm CST, 5pm EST!

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/sense-heading-progression-server-unlocks-2017.238051/

Update Notes: Tuesday January 31, 2017

All US EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 at 7:00AM PT (3 PM UTC) for an update. Estimated downtime could be up to 2 hours.

All EU servers will come offline at 9:00 PM PT (5 AM UTC February 1st) for this update. Downtime is anticipated to be approximately 2 hours.

Update notes for this downtime can be found in the Game Update Notes forum once they're available.


POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Lost City of Torsis: Reaver's Remnants[Challenge Heroic]

  • Neh'Ashiir has had her max health reduced.

Isle of Vul

  • Reduced the control immunity on Fathad Zastim.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT

  • Spell Weapon Damage Bonus and Weapon Damage Bonus have been consolidated into one stat, Weapon Damage Bonus.
  • Corrected an issue with Glacial Freeze that would cause the targets to heal after returning to their natural level.
  • Pass Judgement will now correctly grant a Fervor component to Heretic's Destruction instead of Fervor Overcap.
  • Targets of Oration of Sacrifice may now trigger Fierce Combat for the entire duration of the effect at a maximum of once per 1.5 seconds.
  • Unfetter will now correctly remove the stealth component to Hidden Assault.
  • Corrected an issue with Shadow Trickery's fervor effect not applying correctly. Added the amount of fervor increased to the examine of Shadow Trickery.

ITEMS

  • Reduced block chance on several non-shield TSO items that were incorrectly set too high.
  • Corrected the 4-piece set bonus on TSO Inquisitor raid armor to stack with the class focus.
  • Added resists to all mercenary accolades.
  • Epic weapon damage procs now do the appropriate damage type.
  • Greater Relics are no longer flagged as Prestige.

QUESTS

  • The Warriors Call: Volume III - Pages for Potions, Transcendence of Life and Death Volume II should now have more spawns and spawn in Wizard's Den additionally.
  • Corrected an issue with The Warrior's Call: Volume IV where a player could get stuck if they left the Keep after completing the puzzle but without speaking to Slaviss.
  • Into the Maw: Corrected an issue that prevented players who killed Zastim out of order from bypassing the barrier.
  • Convenient Conversion - Deletion of the quest now removes "Convert of the Silver Reaper Robe" from player inventory.
  • Fighter Epic Quests - Srilk should now be seen by your entire group.