April Patch 4-18-2018

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April 18, 2018
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*** Highlights ***

- EverQuest will no longer run on Windows Vista or older operating systems. Please refer to the minimum system requirements on our website.
- Made a number of improvements to hotbars. See the UI section below for details.


*** Items ***

- Upgraded the model on Jeweled Sarnak Focus of the Elemental, Jeweled Hoarded Worker Sledgemallet, and Jeweled Hoarded Blood Orchid Katana to an equivalent model with particles.
- Changed Guardian's Boon to affect all combat skills and not only 1h blunt.
- Ingenious and Savvy Conflagrant Earrings now have the standard recast timer for Geomantra.
- Focused Strike of the Blood Orchid now checks against chromatic resists.
- The Skull of Null and Jeweled Skull of Null are now convertible items. One item is the full charm, the other is for clicking from inventory.
- - The equippable version requires that it is equipped for the click to work (This was true already due to it being a charm, though some caching would allow it to work if it was equipped then unequipped).
- - As a side effect, converting and converting back will fix the charms that are not working for players that had the Skull before the evolving data was attached.
- Corrected the names of Faycite Shards available from Ring of Scale vendors. Shards that change spell duration are now correctly called Durus and shards that change spell recast time are correctly called Tempus.
- Corrected errors in the lore and text for Cliff Stone, Scorpikis Worry Stone, Magma Stone, Enchanted Dragon Scale.
- Added stats, for reference only, to power sources.
- Old style molds for weapon ornaments now have a convert button to change them into a new style ornament augment.
- Gnomish Water Pistol no longer stacks.
- Many unused tradeskill items have been removed from vendors. This mostly affected old Dragons of Norrath or Prophecy of Ro cultural items.
- - The item information that shows "This item is no longer used in tradeskills" has been removed.
- Reverted the models of the starting weapons Short Sword* and Club* to a classic look.


*** Tradeskills ***

- Changed Ring of Scale poison drops from "Tainted X" to "Desiccated X."
- Changed the required level of all Ring of Scale poisons and components to 106.
- Fixed the name of the recipe for Tome of Savage Volley Rk. II.
- Fixed all cases where multiple recipes for a tradeskill shared the same recipe name.
- Crestra's Earring combines now require a minimum skill to attempt. For fishing this is 200. For the 202 trivial combines the minimum skill is 202. All other combines require a minimum skill of 300.
- Phlogiston items are now Prestige.
- Fixed all cases where multiple recipes for a tradeskill shared the same recipe name.
- Tradeskill-created ornaments are now augments.


*** Quests And Events ***

- 19th Anniversary quests no longer require the player to own the Ring of Scale expansion, but do require Ring of Scale to be open on the server before they appear.
- A Formal Dinner Party (19th Anniversary) - Made several changes to this mission:
- - Removed the erroneous faction hit on some NPCs.
- - Reduced the difficulty of most, but not all, NPCs.
- - Corrected some typos and misspellings.
- - Removed the two orcs from the other side of the dining room door.
- - Players will not get the secondary success for proper investigation if they give Melion the incorrect food.
- - The instance will now only allow a total of 6 players and/or mercenaries.
- - This mission will only reward one red berry paste in a chest if the mission is done correctly.
- - While the berry paste is appreciated, the augment will no longer be given to players that have not completed the mission.
- - The task will now reward a minimum of 5 currency on completion instead of scaling down to 0 at low levels.
- Lost but Not Forgotten (19th Anniversary) - Various changes and improvements have been made to this Heroic Adventure.
- - Harris Feril's adds now share aggro with him.
- - Harris Feril's HP will be locked until his adds have been slain.
- - Forceful Presence's adds now share aggro with her.
- - Forceful Presence's HP will be locked until her adds have been slain.
- - Forceful Presence should no longer teleport to an unreachable location.
- - If anyone in the ward's area of effect has the Warded Bag, no one will be teleported.
- - The message indicating how to remove the ward should display more reliably.
- - Messages indicating that the Forceful Presence will soon spawn should display more reliably.
- - Bosses are now immune to many crowd control effects.
- - The task now locks on element 6 instead of element 3.
- - Sila will no longer give her medallion to the person that gives her Hilus's Journal, as this method of receiving the medallion doesn't update the task. The task expects the medallion to be looted from the Forceful Presence.
- - This task will now reward a minimum of 5 currency on completion instead of scaling down to 0 at low levels.
- Pieces is Pieces (19th Anniversary) - Made several changes to this quest:
- - The combine for Deep Caverns Collector's Case now requires the task to be complete.
- - Quest items are no longer marked as collectible and are now lore.
- - Changed the replay timer so it no longer conflicts with Fish Eyes in the Dark.
- Liquid Courage (16th Anniversary) - The spells cast by NPCs in this Heroic Adventure will now scale correctly.
- Defending Knowledge (15th Anniversary) - The task will only give the horn reward when the task is complete.
- End of Empire (Mission) - This should now give the proper challenge achievement for Stalwart Guardian.
- Balance of Power (Mission) - The ghost versions of the bosses will now have the undead property.
- All Ring of Scale raids - Di`Zok Hero's Forge ornaments no longer drop directly from bosses. There will be an additional chest that spawns upon success that contains the Hero's Forge ornament.
- Assault on Atrebe - Fixed a spelling error.
- Hoshkar - Corrected an error in the dragon's combat that could cause large delays between a message and the attack it is meant to warn about.
- Sathir's Tomb raids - Combatable sarnaks will attack players on sight.
- Sathir's Tomb raids - Drusella's aura will no longer land on pets.
- Drusella's Vault - Made a few tuning changes to this event.
- - Reduced health on the bonepile and ooze spawners.
- - Increased health on basket spawners.
- - Reduced radius of Drusella's aura.
- - Reduced frequency of Drusella's wander.
- Trail of Discovery - Fixed a typo in the Partisan of The Howling stones achievement component for this quest.
- Cost of Balance - Fixed a bug that caused the final power conduit to be unkillable.
- Anashti Sul, Enslaver of Souls (Mission) - Fixed a bug that was causing Poison Blast to occur more often than it should have in phase 2 of the event.
- Mayong Mistmoore's undead that infest many zones in Norrath once Ayonae Ro has been defeated now respawn more slowly.
- Vex Thal - The Akhevan Warders in the rooms adjacent to Diabo Xi Xin Thall and Thall Va Kelun will no longer banish characters that are in the room with the boss.
- Knargon Lanenda in North Qeynos will again respond to the phrase 'courier.'
- The Berserker newbie armor quest givers will now respond when you click on the bracketed text in their dialogs.


*** Spells ***

- Cleric - Corrected the stun levels on Silent Directive.
- Cleric - Corrected the resist type of the Holy Intervention Strike line from physical to chromatic.
- Enchanter - Strengthened runes from levels 76-90 and lowered the strength of runes above level 95.
- Enchanter - Increased the recast time of all Unity runes.
- Enchanter - Added hate overrides to self and single target rune spells above level 70.
- Detrimental duration extension will no longer cause Damage Over Time spells that increase in damage over their duration (ex: Splurt) to lose damage.
- Corrected an issue where the DoT damage you took was initially being reported to you without accounting for DoT shielding.
- Fixed a problem that allowed buffs with stacking blockers to block debuffs in some cases.


*** AA ***

- Shaman - Fixed a bug that prevented Rabid Bear's Protection from absorbing the intended amount of damage.


*** NPCs ***

- Mayor Salvador West will no longer attend the evening parties in Sul Vius and will remain in his office. This should prevent him from getting lost on his way back to work.
- Sverag - Rare NPCs that were not respawning properly when population changed should do so now. This specifically addresses issues with Soulfury Embermeer, but should fix others with similar issues.
- Armorer Dach Aldridge no longer spawns in Dead Hills.
- Bertoxxulous worshiping gnomes can now interact with the Parcels and Noble Exchange NPC in the Ak`Anon bank.
- Vex Thal - The Akhevan Warders should despawn more reliably when their associated boss has been slain.
- Added a Parcels and Noble Exchange vendor in the Paineel bank.
- Some general blacksmithing merchants now carry a Small Helm Mold. This includes Ilanon Untitia in East Freeport.
- Vendors in cities in original EverQuest have more consistent and more correct titles under their names.
- Tigers across Norrath celebrate by roaring in delight! Reverted tigers in older zones to their original appearance.
- The Arisen Dragoon T`Vex and The Arisen Dragoon T`Vem will no longer drop Hero's Forge boots.
- An Arisen officer and an Arisen marine will no longer drop a legacy spear and shield.
- Fixed a problem causing Alerynril the Loyal to sometimes hold a bag in her right hand.
- Updated various hunter achievements to remove NPCs that no longer fit the definition of 'rare' NPC, and add some NPCs were not previously included.
- The Minotaur Hero will again terrorize the Steamfont Mountains. Newbie gnomes beware!
- Fixed the odd visual of a kobold missionary in Steamfont Mountains.
- Fixed several ghoul NPCs that were not marked as undead: The Boogeymonster, a voracious fiend, a ravenous fiend, and a drooling ghoul.


*** Mercenaries ***

- The following raids no longer allow mercenaries: The Plane of Fear: Revisited, The Plane of Hate: Revisited, Hate's Fury: Seventeen Pieces of Silver, Cazic's Final Stand.


*** Progression Servers ***

- All Agent of Change raid instances now offer reduced experience compared to the open version of the zone. Previously this was handled inconsistently.
- Bosses will stop using Mitigation of the Mighty and applying Mark of the Mighty aura when that era becomes Fabled on that server.
- Relic now has an Agent of Change instance.
- Relic can now hold an unlimited number of adventurers.
- Tipsy Gnome Race - If Kunark hasn't unlocked on the server, the final target Dibster `Dibs` Biroboddle will be on the accessible side of the locked door leading to the basement.
- Reverted several spawns in Runnyeye to restore classic drops and population.
- - The Goblin King, a dazed goblin knight, and a goblin warlord will spawn until Velious has unlocked.
- - Lord Pickclaw, a pickclaw crusader, and Battlelord Paluk will spawn once Velious has unlocked.
- The Chilling Terror will not spawn in Permafrost until Lost Dungeons of Norrath is unlocked.
- The Aviak Avenger event in South Karana will not run until Gates of Discord is unlocked.
- Many spawns related to the Freeport poison quests have been restricted to the launch of Seeds of Destruction.
- Numinous Weapon Augmenting is available when House of Thule opens.
- Fixed an issue where tradeskill recipes for Distillates and Golden Idols were being allowed before their intended expansions unlocked. These are now properly restricted.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Performed additional upgrades to both the client and server to utilize more modern hardware and operating system features.
- - EverQuest will no longer run on Windows Vista or older operating systems.
- - Please refer to the minimum system requirements on our website.
- Corrected an issue where a race change, Heroic Character upgrade, or speaking with Warlowe Rida could result in a loss of spells.
- Fixed a problem that allowed players to create characters with the same name on the same server in some cases.
- Sounds should no longer randomly play multiple times or suddenly increase volume for no reason.
- The music player will now remember your volume between logins.
- Titles granted for purchasing AA abilities are no longer restricted to specific categories or expansions. You now gain titles for spending 6, 18, and 42 points in any AA ability category.
- Made improvements to the pathing in Gorowyn so that the denizens of the fortress city will better understand how to walk through doorways.
- Fixed an uncommon crash that could occur when logging in.
- Handing in the Tome of Order and Discord to a Priest of Discord will again flag the character as Player Versus Player.


*** UI ***

- Fixed a display bug with the pet window when right clicking pet-buff icons.
- Updated /useitem to accept item names:
- - Specifying the full name of an item will now allow you to activate it directly without having to ensure the item is in a specific inventory slot.
- - This functionality now allows items in your key rings to be activated with the /useitem command.
- - Example: /useitem corrupted hammer of consternation
- Reduced the size of borders on a number of UI windows.
- Adventure point merchants will no longer display platinum prices.
- Changed the messaging at character creation when choosing a race/class/starting city that has not been unlocked on a server.
- When race changing, expansion-restricted cities and races will now be unavailable.
- Fixed an issue that prevented find destinations from being displayed on your map when mysterious forces prevented the route to that target from being drawn.
- Fixed an issue that prevented the border toggle setting from being saved.
- The /copylayout command will now look for any valid ini files in the uifiles folder in addition to the ini files in the main install folder.
- Selling an item with an augment in it to an Adventure Merchant should no longer cause your game to stop responding.
- Made the following improvements to item hotkeys:
- - Item hotkeys will now display the total count of items in your inventory, rather than the count of the first stack.
- - Items will now display the total number of charges for items that use them.
- - Item hotkeys for items that are no longer in your inventory will now display the icon/name of the missing item rather than 'Not Found'.
- - Pre-existing item hotkeys will need to be remade to get these updates.

- Changed -
EQUI_AchievementsWnd.xml
EQUI_AchievementWnd.xml
EQUI_BigBankWnd.xml
EQUI_CastingWindow.xml
EQUI_ExtendedTargetWindow.xml
EQUI_GroupWindow.xml
EQUI_InspectWnd.xml
EQUI_Inventory.xml
EQUI_ItemDisplay.xml
EQUI_KeyRingWnd.xml
EQUI_PlayerWindow.xml
EQUI_SkillsWindow.xml
EQUI_SpellDisplay.xml
EQUI_TargetWindow.xml

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Update Notes: Tuesday April 17, 2018

GENERAL

  • Fixed an issue where the leg texture for Aerakyn's displayed incorectly when wearing a kilt.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
General

  • Creatures protected by Planar Defense can no longer be struck by multi attacks, flurry, spell double attack, ability double attack or pets until Planar Defense has been removed.
  • Planar defense on heroic encounters has been increased to 20 triggers.

Planes of Prophecy Heroic Zones

  • Fighter requirements and minimum number of player requirements in Planes of Prophecy heroic zones have been temporarily disabled until a more permanent solution is implemented in a future update.

Solusek Ro's Tower: Citadel of the Sun [Raid]

  • Corrected an issue that caused the Guardian and Protector of Dresolik to turn unkillable.
  • Corrected an issue that would cause the final incarnation of Arlyxir to not spawn correctly.
  • Amohn should no longer attempt to trap dead players.

Solusek Ro's Tower: Monolith of Fire [Heroic]

  • The amount of health Solusek Ro must lose to summon The Avatar of the Sun should be back to normal.

Plane of Innovation: The Wasteyards [Raid]

  • The two doors leading to Meldrath the Mechanized should now properly allow the raid to open it if 75% of the present raid meets the entrance criteria.
  • Clockwork Assassins should stay deactivated for the correct amount of time if deactivated more than once. They should also no longer look like they are deactivated when they are not.
  • Clockwork Assassins should now stay focused on Hacked Clockworks once they get their attention the first time.

Brackish Vaults: Realm of the Triumvirate [Raid]

  • Rheumus should no longer get stuck immune to damage occasionally.
  • Corrected an issue that caused Rheumus to think that the "Thalassophobia" curses are still present when they have all been removed successfully.

Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Storm Surge [Raid]

  • Kuanbyr Hailstorm should now correctly update the mission "A Chapter on the Planes [Raid III]".

ABILITIES

  • Corrected an issue that reduced the damage of Desiccation.

ITEMS

  • Corrected an issue with player poisons that granted them double benefit from potency and primary attributes.
  • Essence of Frost, Disease, Divine, Flame, Void, Mind, and Venom will now change damage types on infusible weapons.
  • Scorched Parasol Mushroom - House item can be scaled down even smaller now.
  • Yellow Parasol Mushroom - House item can be scaled down even smaller now.
  • Purple Parasol Mushroom - House item can be scaled down even smaller now.
  • Maldura Bar Shroom - House item can be scaled down even smaller now.
  • Mature Blue Fungus - House item can be scaled down even smaller now.
  • Purple Cap Mushroom - House item can be scaled down even smaller now.
  • Lichen Cone - House item can be scaled down even smaller now.

LIVE EVENTS

  • Moonlight Enchantment and Tinkerfest house items now stack to 900 (excludes player writable objects).
  • Moonlight Enchantment specific harvestables now stack to 200.

PUBLIC QUESTS

  • Shard of Hate: Gates of Scorn [Public Quest] - Hate mongrels and constructs of spite will no longer lock to specific players or groups.

Update Notes: Tuesday April 10, 2018

UI

  • Fixed an issue where the end element of the Channeler bar was not display correctly.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Plane of Disease: Virulent Insurrection [Raid]

  • Corrected an issue that caused Rankle to stop gaining increments of "Vile Build-up".

Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Storm Surge [Raid]
Emmerik Skyfury and Brynju Thunderclap:

  • Thresholds for executing their respective scripts have been spaced out in order to avoid both triggering at the same time and making the encounter more difficult than it should be.
  • Health of the bosses have been reduced.
  • Damage from “Surge: Rimefist” has been reduced and should grow at a slower rate. Mechanics/Failure conditions that raise this damage will still be applied.
  • “Thunderclap” should no longer punt players quite as hard.

Kuanbyr Hailstorm:

  • a Stormtalon crossbow will no longer be usable against Kuanbyr unless it will not miss due to cooldown.
  • Duration of Kuanbyr’s “Grapple” has been extended from 20 seconds to 30 seconds
  • Corrected an issue that caused a few of the spawned warning areas to not show up correctly.

Plane of Innovation: The Wasteyards [Raid]
Meldrath the Malignant:

  • Players possessing the “Hacked Clockwork” should no longer be assassinated by the Clockwork Assassins if they get near.
  • Dead players should no longer trigger the failure condition of “Deadly Pustules”.
  • Some abilities used by the “Hacked Clockwork” should now grant +hate positions.

Junkyard Mawg:

  • Dead players should no longer trigger the failure condition of “Deadly Pustules”.

Manaetic Behemoth:

  • Corrected an issue that caused “Unwashed Non-metallic Boots” to count as metallic…

Solusek Ro's Tower: Citadel of the Sun [Raid]

  • Flame Spark creatures should no longer respawn.
  • Flame Spark creatures should now have a chance to drop base population loot drops.

Rizlona:

  • “Manipulate Gold” spell has been reworded to be more specific.
  • Golden Minotaurs should only randomize the first class that can harm them. After that, it should use a set rotation.

Guardian and Protector of Dresolik:

  • Added protections to prevent the bosses from becoming stuck unkillable if one boss was killed in a specific way that could avoid the death mechanic.

Brackish Vaults: Realm of the Triumvirate [Raid]
Dyronis, Harbinger of E'ci:

  • Damage of “Surge: Temperature Spike” has been reduced and should grow at a slower rate. Mechanics/Failure conditions that raise this damage will still be applied.
  • Using emotes within the zone should no longer trigger things to happen unless the boss they are used for are currently active.

Eurold, Harbinger of Povar:

  • Corrected an issue that would cause the adds in the encounter from going immune to certain classes.

Emerald Halls

  • The Farstride Unicorn should no longer be able to be respawned.

Planes of Prophecy Heroic Zones

  • Many heroic bosses have had their abilities that target or check for fighters standardized.

Plane of Innovation: Masks of the Marvelous [Heroic]

  • Gearclaw the Collector: Damage granted from the “Energized” buff should no longer grow quite as fast.

Wailing Caves

  • The door to Lord Ree should no longer end up locked longer than Lord Ree's spawn time.

Solusek Ro's Tower: Monolith of Fire [Heroic]

  • The range of spells and combat art during the encounters with Jiva and Solusek Ro/Avatar of the Sun have been tripled.

ITEMS

  • Large Decorative Planter - Item can be scaled much smaller now.
  • Tropical Island Beach Bar Stools may now be properly unpacked.
  • The EoF weapon "Element's Call" is now usable by all classes.

QUESTS

  • A tentative fix was added to Casualties of the War of the Fay (Raincaller Heritage Quest), which should ensure Huntmaster Viswin spawns more reliably.
  • Darkness Ascending: Tear in the Drakelands - Quest no longer offers retired item as a reward.
  • Pains of Herding - The Skystrider Herd in Moors of Ykesha are now viewable if the quest is active, for every repetition.

Update Notes: Tuesday April 3, 2018

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Storm Surge [Raid]

  • Corrected an issue that would cause the Wind Spirits in the Wind Hall to not show themselves.

Plane of Innovation: The Wasteyards [Raid]

  • Corrected an issue that allowed players to hack Meldrath the Malignant's clockworks who have previously hacked a clockwork during that specific encounter.

Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Storm Surge [Raid]

  • Brynju and Emmerik should now monitor their health pools and apply a buff to themselves if they get too far apart in health.

Mistmoore Catacombs

  • Veingore now spawns much more frequently.

ITEMS

  • Several EoF era bows that were usable by brawlers and unavailable to crusaders have been fixed such that all the intended classes can wield them.
  • The EoF monk Perception Set no longer incorrectly states that it adds a mitigation bonus (it never has).
  • The EoF brawler legendary set 5-piece bonus now grants a ward instead of a stoneskin. This should make it slightly more useful for its intended content while making it less useful in raids.
  • Kero'Var, the Legion's triggered effect Lumpy Embrace will now grant potency on Time-Locked servers.
  • Vhalen's Tribute Band Promoter will now correctly sell recordings.

QUESTS

  • The achievement, "A Restitch in Time," should now update after completing the weekly mission of the same name.

The Beast'r Eggstravaganza has Begun!

Each year, at the beginning of the season of Growth, Tunare whispers to the animals of the forest to let them know that spring is beginning.  Now, magic overflows, and the flora and fauna rejoice in this season of birth and renewal. Across Norrath, flowers bloom and animals frolic in exuberant celebration.

The fauna of the forest will sometimes leave gifts around for the realm of man, as a way to share their own joy in the coming of spring. You'll be able to partake in these celebrations until Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Inspired by all the spring excitement, Beast’r Eggs have started to hatch and explore the world around them. Some of you may have already spied them hiding around Norrath, and if you’re lucky enough to find one, go interact with it and the egg will become your newest pet!

 

There are 11 different Beast’r Eggs for you to find (6 of these are new!), each with its own unique coloring! You’ll only be able to find these Beast’r Eggs until 11:59PM PT on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Aside from the Beast'r Eggs, we've also got a bushel of other new features for you to enjoy as well:

New Items:

  • Beast'r Eggschangers are willing to trade the Beast'r Eggs you find throughout Norrath for Beast'r Egg house pets!

New Title and Achievement:

  • "Accomplished Beast'r Egg Hunter"

TLE Server Features:

  • On both Stormhold and Fallen Gate, you can enjoy all of the Beast'r celebrations!

Happy hunting, Norrathians!

Update Notes: Tuesday March 27, 2018

GENERAL
  • Added categories and filter to the Familiar window.
POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Solusek Ro's Tower: Citadel of the Sun [Raid]
  • Golden Minotaurs in the Rizlona encounter that are vulnerable to fighters now have less maximum health.
Plane of Disease: Virulent Insurrection [Raid]
  • Skal'sli the Wretched should no longer call out for deathtouches during the phase where he is carrying objects.
Solusek Ro's Tower: Radiance [Challenge Heroic]
  • Cinder should no longer cast "Armor Buster".
  • Flame Guardians should no longer block the majority of incoming damage on them. Their max hit points have been adjusted up slightly to compensate.
Mistmoore Catacombs and Castle Mistmoore
  • Improved spawn chance of an number of named NPCs.
Nektulos
  • The door leading into the Cauldron Cove should now let players over level 100 enter.
MERCENARIES
  • Corrected an issue that could cause Gingerbread mercenaries to break encounters.
ITEMS
  • Orange adornments Rune: Chorus of Night and Rune: Symphony of the Void now properly add an additional update to abilities and spells, respectively.
  • Player-Writable house items (books, cards, scrolls, signs, etc.) are single stack items once more, and can be safely picked up, placed in broker crate, packed, etc.
  • The furniture version of "Joculos, the Enduring" now has an appearance.
  • Corrected an issue with Miscalibrated, Calibrated and Overclocked harvesting tools that prevented them from being activated from inventory.
  • Updated heroic character poisons to use the same formulas as current tradeskilled poisons.
  • Corrected a bug that swapped the potency granted by level 5 Fabled familiars on characters below level 95 with the values that were supposed to be granted to characters level 95 and above.
PUBLIC QUESTS
  • "Shard of Hate: Gates of Scorn [Public Quest]" will now be announced instead of "Bastion of Thunder" in Plane of Magic when it becomes the active PQ.

 

Update Notes: Tuesday March 20, 2018

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Solusek Ro's Tower: Citadel of the Sun [Raid]

  • Corrected an issue that could sometimes cause the Arlyxir ring event to not complete successfully.
  • Corrected an issue that caused the "Bellows" ability to not fire off reliably in the Arlyxir encounter.

Planes of Prophecy Raids

  • All spells that bosses cast on the entire party which last the entire encounter have been renamed with the prefix "Surge:"
  • Bosses below tier 4 should no longer increase their "Surge" damage over time spells if you have not defeated the previous bosses. All other requirements remain the same.

ABILITIES

  • Corrected a bug that prevented Feral Rampage from triggering unless it was from a caster targeting spell.

ITEMS

  • Noble Taig Rhul, the Loyalty Realtor, is now selling the "Calm Forgotten Pools Sproutling" and "Ulteran Spires Replica".
  • Head Butler Z'Ral and Seneschal D'naraz once again properly drop legendary set shoulders.
  • Rings of Planar Power now properly have green adornments, and have had their effects adjusted slightly.
  • Unwashed Non-metallic Boots have had their crit bonus replaced with crit bonus overcap to match other armors of that tier.
  • The 2-piece set bonus on the EoF Requiem (Dirge) set now properly reduces Cacophony of Blades reuse by 25s, as stated in the description.
  • Beastlords may now select the Blade of the Sky reward from the quest Drawing Out the Cazi.
  • Ancient Musical Harp - Item is now tradeable.
  • Chronoportal Phenomenon books are now tradeable.
  • Bubonium Setting, Ignasium Setting, Mechanium Setting and Tempestium Setting are now no-trade.

TRADESKILL

  • Etherium Greatsword of Rage recipe now created the Etherium Greatsword of Rage.
  • Primitive Elm Bookshelf recipe is now named Primitive Elm Bookcase.
  • Removed Fizzlebottom's Remarkable Rechargeration Recipes recipe book from Gnort Fizzlebottom, as the product produced is no longer a valid item.
  • Reduced the amount of Vanadium required to craft the Gnomish Safety Recaller.
  • Reduced the amount of Acrylia required to craft the Overclocked Gnomish Hovering Device.

QUESTS

  • A Stitch in Time, Part II - Voonark gives accurate directions now for finding the components to the lightning rods.
  • For Whom the Doll Tolls - Respawn time on the dirty doll has been reduced.
  • A greater Threat - Journal description has been changed to indicate the quest targets are located "...in lesser Faydark."
  • Basilisks are now flagged as reptiles for familiar capture.
  • Drakota are now flagged as drakes for familiar capture.

PUBLIC QUESTS

  • Frozen Venom in Shard of Hate can more easily be forested regardless of one's size.

Double XP Weekend! March 16-19

Here’s even more incentive to venture out into the world of Norrath this weekend: DOUBLE EXPERIENCE FOR MEMBERS!

Now, until Monday, March 19, 2018 at 11:59PM PDT on, all servers will have double experience for Members! Double Experience will be applied to Adventure, Tradeskill, and AA.

We’ll see you in Norrath.

EQ Update #47 & Patch Incoming Tomorrow

Patch Incoming Tomorrow Morning

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All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 6:30 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 5 hours.

Patch notes for this update will be found in the Game Update Notes section of the forums once they are made available.

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March 14, 2018
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*** Highlights ***

- March 16, 2018 marks EverQuest's 19th Anniversary! We're grateful for all of you who have made this possible. Keep an eye out for new and returning special events in the upcoming weeks!
- Have you been looking for an opportunity to start fresh? Our newest Progression Server, Coirnav, launches on March 16, 2018! See the forums for details.
- Bristlebane's been rummaging around in his vault recently and has found some once-lost items! Check the Marketplace for limited time offers during the 19th Anniversary!


*** Items ***

- Adjusted the base modification of Jeweled Skull of Null to make the stats closer to the group version if you have completed no Veeshan's Peak raids.
- Procs on weapons can now activate if the item has a click cooldown that is different from the spell activated on a proc.
- Removed the small knockback from Rain of the Overthere on Hoarded Worker Sledgemallet and Jeweled Hoarded Worker Sledgemallet.
- New player starting tunics can no longer be traded and have no value.
- Fixed the spelling of Deathseeker on three items.


*** Tradeskills ***

- Fixed a problem where combine failures were not always returning the tools used.
- The recipe for Scaleborn Warmonger Coat now requires Combine Draconic Scale Transmogrificant.


*** Quests And Events ***

- End of Empire (Mission and Raid) - Fixed a bug that could cause the Unhammered and No Outbreaks achievements to fail when they should not.
- Hoshkar (Ring of Scale) - Smoothed out the intervals at which Hoshkar casts his spells. They should no longer cast at the same time.
- Balance of Power (Raid) - Fixed an issue that would prevent completion of the Ghosted achievement.
- Fell Foliage (Mission) - Lowered the maximum number of players allowed in this mission to 6.
- Jondin's Fern Flower quest can now be completed.
- Crypt of Sul Heroic Adventures - Removed some NPCs that should not have spawned in these missions.
- Reduced the level of many Heroic Adventure NPCs. This mostly affects rares in The Broken Mirror.
- Vex Thal - Bosses will now tether in the Agent of Change instances.
- Vex Thal - Akhevan Warders will again banish people.
- Vex Thal - Kaas Thox Xi Aten Ha Ra will no longer tether if it gravity fluxes.


*** Spells ***

- Detrimental beam spells no longer attempt to hit many types of invalid targets such as friendly NPCs (including pets), auras, and invulnerable NPCs. Beneficial beam spells now include friendly NPCs (including pets), and exclude enemy NPCs and players.
- Spell/Tome reward sets from Ring of Scale will now hide abilities you have already memorized when you view them. If you have used a tablet or symbol before this change but not selected a reward you will have to reuse the tablet or symbol to do so.
- Moved all melee timers up one ID in order to fix several timing issues with procs.
- Bard - Corrected an issue where certain songs would attempt to begin playing twice.
- Druid - Corrected the description of Chill of the Wildtender.
- Druid - Reduced mana costs on most DoT spells to better reflect the damage they do.
- Ranger - Strength of the Wildstalker should now prevent the same or lower ranks of Brell's Blessed Bastion from landing.
- Shaman - Increased the damage on Curse of Sisslak so that it is an upgrade to Bane as intended. Increased damage on higher level spells in the Blood of Saryrn DoT line as a result.
- Shaman - Lowered mana costs on most spells in the combined DoT lines. Fast (two tick duration) DoTs are all more efficient than their parent spells.
- Warrior - Corrected the descriptions for the Scowl line of abilities.


*** AA ***

- Magician - Fixed a bug where rank 1 of Frenzied Burnout only increased 1-Hand Blunt damage rather than all melee damage.
- All - Quick Draw has been refunded.


*** NPCs ***

- NPCs will no longer summon or cast spells on the corpses of players who are hovering.
- Reduced the level of many Heroic Adventure NPCs. This mostly affects rares in The Broken Mirror.
- Encounters that have a 100% chance to generate a rare now have a delay before they will spawn. These encounters now have a respawn variance as well.
- Veeshan's Peak (Ring of Scale) - Changed the factions used by NPCs in the zone to be distinct from the faction in the original Veeshan's Peak. Faction loss for killing the Denizens of Veeshan's Peak will be heavy. They do not like when mortals kill their kin.
- Overthere (Ring of Scale) - Corrected the spelling of Fereth.
- Mercenary Liaison NPCs now have a more consistent category name and spelling.
- In the Tower of Frozen Shadow, killing an enraged vampire on floor 7 will no longer spawn Cara Omica on floor 4.
- Only one instance of Champion Ultharas will be active at one time in Arcstone.
- Ice goblins in Permafrost now have more varied names. Corrected a problem that could prevent some ice goblins from spawning if there were too many active elsewhere.
- The following NPCs are no longer flagged as rare:
- - Grandmaster R`tal, Mistress of Scorn, Lord of Ire, Lord of Loathing, Avatar of Abhorrence, High Priest M`kari, Coercer T`vala, Magi P`tasa, Ashenbone Broodmaster, Master of Spite, Muramite Commander, Ulga the Elfeater, Ogoruk the Charming, Nendor the Daunting, Zurul the Bonecruncher, Korizar the Neckbreaker, Death Fang Teraz, Alassh the Cannibal, Katazz the Twisted, Nentassh the Blade Queen, Iross the Sledge, The Steel Serpent, Akazz the Blood Goddess, Thunderstone, a rotting warchest, a Malgrin Legion warchest, a Xillsfar Legion warchest, Kael Militia Captain, an Imperial Gravemaster, Wraith of a Di`Zok Hero, Vrex High Priest, Secrets of Faydwer faction vendors, thick boned skeleton, thick tailed skeleton, thick skulled skeleton, Barkley, Bloodmaw, a froglok hunter, a froglok forager, Nosja (the common version), and Daman (the common version)
- The following NPCs are now flagged as rare:
- - Maru the Twelfth Born, A Wrulon Sentry, Tower of Frozen Shadow NPCs that are triggers to spawn rares, a large undead gnoll, an angry librarian, an enraged shadow beast, an enraged relative, Cara Omica, VhalSera, Tserrina Syl`Tor, Tenebrous NPCs that are triggers to spawn rares, Heratius Grolden, Valdanov Zevfeer, Oracle Froskil, Vessel Fryn, Knight Dragol, Master Fasliw, Dreadlord Dekir, Keeper Sepsis, Hierophant Ixyl, Harbinger Josk, Doom, Thruke, Flayhte, Dragontail, Commander Sils, Stonebeak, Ffroaak, and Throkkok
- Many rares have had their spawn chance or spawn time adjusted.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Fixed an issue where /blockspell commands would clear upon zoning.
- The Ice Witch and Greshvoule in Permafrost will not spawn until Planes of Power is unlocked.
- Recipes for Golden Idols and alchemy Distillates now require Shadows of Luclin to be unlocked.
- Added an Agent of Change for Theater of Blood in Arcstone. The Twisted Harmonic Chime will still be needed to request and enter this instance.
- Some doors in Unrest will be locked on servers that have not yet unlocked Ruins of Kunark. You may need to find the key or bring a rogue proficient with lock picks.
- - These keys will no longer drop on servers that have unlocked Ruins of Kunark.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Fixed an issue that would cause the game to crash when entering Arx Mentis, Chapterhouse of the Fallen, and the Breeding Grounds.
- Fixed an issue that was causing collection or tradeskill task steps to fail outside of specific zones.
- Many original EverQuest zones have had their experience modifier adjusted for balance reasons and/or to encourage variety in leveling.


*** UI ***

- Fixed a bug where merchants would mix up the singular and plural name of currencies when buying and selling items for alternate currencies.
- Fixed an issue where the Window Selector would not open the map.
- Fixed an issue where the Map window would not open the map toolbar.
- Fixed an issue where the Task Overlay window was not saving its settings.
- Removed the potion belt and added a new hotbar. Hotbars now go to 11.
- The Guild window no longer resets your scroll position when a guild member zones.

- Changed -
EQUI.xml 
EQUI_HotButtonWnd.xml 
EQUI_ItemDisplay.xml 
EQUI_OptionsWindow.xml 
EQUI_PotionBeltWnd.xml 


*** Previously Updated ***

- Drusella's Vault - This event should activate properly again.
- The Veeshan's Peak Agent of Change is now able to send you to the correct instance when Omens of War unlocks on Progression Servers.
- Bristlebane was here.



- The EverQuest Team

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