EverQuest II
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.

 

EverQuest II
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.

EverQuest II
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.

EverQuest
EQ Update #47 & Patch Incoming Tomorrow

Patch Incoming Tomorrow Morning

Source

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.

*Convert to your local time

 

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

Patched files can be found by clicking on Read More on page 2.


Site Update

In this update, more classic items and recipes were tagged.

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EverQuest II
Update Notes: Tuesday March 6, 2018

TIME-LOCKED SERVERS

  • The Echoes of Faydwer unlocks on the Fallen Gate heritage progression server along with six new account wide Heritage Rewards.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION

Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Storm Surge [Raid]

  • The Rimefist ability of Brynju and Emmerik should now have a better description to explain why the damage increases over the duration of the encounter.

Plane of Innovation: The Wasteyards [Raid]

  • Many bosses which took reduced noxious damage should no longer differentiate against damage types.

Plane of Disease: The Source [Heroic]

  • Gryme's stun resistance is only applied for a maximum of 20 seconds.

Shard of Hate: Eye Spy [Tradeskill]

  • Writhing ires have gone on permanent vacation, as have a couple other creatures, to make traversing the Shard less dangerous.

Halls of Seeing

  • Venekor should now reset properly if saving the instance and returning later.

Deathtoll

  • The Amorphous Drake should now reset properly if you leave the zone and return

Mistmoore Inner Sanctum

  • Non-Boss Creatures that charm should now stun instead.

ITEMS

  • Updated stats on many items in Echoes of Faydwer expansion zones.
  • Bluejacket's Boots - Is now actually boots, as intended.
  • Bluejacket's Sleeves - Is now actually sleeves, as intended.
  • Rewards from the the quest "The Master of the Fluttering Wing" are now usable at level 70.
  • Corrected an issue that granted double tier multipliers to Planar Elixir of Thorns, Valorous Elixir of Thorns and Thunderous Elixir of Thorns
  • Mechanical Travel Gear will now allow those that have completed "A Stitch in Time, Part V: Sealed With Hate" to travel directly to the Coliseum of Valor.
  • Rewards from EoF era collection quests (level 60+) have been updated.

QUESTS

  • The Scar - No longer offers "Retired Item", but does offer a larger coin purse.
  • A Solemn Request - No longer offers "Retired Item", but does offer a larger coin purse.
  • Cry of the Siren - No longer offers "Retired Item", but does offer a larger coin purse.
  • The tradeskill weekly mission, "A Restitch in Time," will properly update through completion of a Planes of Prophecy Dungeon [Tradeskill] Daily Mission.
  • A Restitch in Time: Eye Spy - The 3 components for the Arcane Ocularum obtained via The Fiend Fount no longer need to be crafted. Instead, gathering resources and exchanging those resources for the components through The Fiend Fount is all that is required.
  • A Restitch in Time: Bridge Run - The timer for this mission has been removed.
  • Doctor's Orders: Shard of Hate now grants rare harvests and a chance to receive Celestial Teachings for those that have completed A Stitch in Time, Part V: Sealed With Hate.
  • Restitch in Time daily and weekly missions no longer grant any infusers, and can now reward a progress potion.
  • Familiars Wild quest will now update correctly for creatures that fall into multiple creature classifications such as many wolves being both dire and canine.
  • The Statuette of Lady Tera for the Soulfire quest line can now be found somewhere in Nektropos: Tribulation (in addition to its original location).

PUBLIC QUESTS

  • Planes of Prophecy public quests now randomize the order in which they activate once per day.

QUESTS

  • Restitch in time daily missions now grants Far Seas Trading Company Tokens and Ancient Rubicite Relics.
  • Restitch in Time weekly mission now grants Far Seas Trading Company Tokens.

EverQuest II
Update Notes: Tuesday February 27, 2018

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Plane of Innovation: Security Measures [Tradeskill]

  • Both versions of the zone should now give a different message if using an EMD on a security pillar in the main room that has already been deactivated.

Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Storm Chase [Event Heroic & Duo]

  • Frostward's curse, Biting Cold, inflicts percent-based damage instead of outright death if the target is unprotected.

Plane of Innovation: The Wasteyards [Raid]

  • Hacked Clockworks should now more reliably despawn if the raid wipes to Meldrath the Malignant.

Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Storm Surge [Raid]

  • Corrected an issue that occasionally would cause Emmerick Skyfury to not die correctly when defeated.

Chamber of Rejuvenation [Raid]

  • Trakanon should no longer be able to use his target checking ability more often than he should be able to.
  • Added a message to the Invoker of Spirits to explain why it can sometimes fail very quickly.

ABILITIES

  • Corrected a bug that prevented Stalk IX from being added to Predators automatically.

ITEMS

  • Mechanical Travel Gear will now offer a choice to go to the Plane of Valor if you have completed the quest Legacy of Power: Tyrant's Throne
  • Stalk IX (Ancient) and Stalk IX (Grandmaster) spell scrolls may now be scribed.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented the Beastlord spells Feral Destruction, Savage Rake, and Warder's Ferocity from dropping in the world.

QUESTS

  • A Restitch in Time will now grant different gemstones in subsequent weeks.
  • Familiars Wild - Corrected an issue where the all possible quest targets would display as possible updates. The quest bauble will no longer be able to trigger on heroic or raid encounters.
  • The weekly mission "The Planes: Chapters 1 through 5 [Heroic I]" will now grant your choice of dungeon crafting component upon completion.
  • For the Voice She Once Had - Daysinte now gives flavor text for those searching for the Aluxob Focus.

PUBLIC QUESTS
Shard of Hate: Gates of Scorn [Public Quest]

  • Scorn fiends around Scornbone respawn much slower.
  • Imp repellents last 120 seconds.
  • Damage from Spite Grenade and Hate Ball have been increased to 25% and 50%, respectively.
  • Raging destroyers have less hitpoints.
  • Trash encounters spawned with Scornbone now have less hitpoints and receive more damage.
  • Scorn fiends can now more easily be herded into their portals simply by clicking them while the appropriate imp repellent is active.
  • Turret harvest depots now allow for up to 60 units of each resource to be withdrawn.
  • The number of updates to complete stage 3 has been reduced from 72 to 48.
  • The number of updates to complete stage 4 has been reduced from 132 to 96.

EverQuest
EQ Update #35 and Item Collector Update

Just a couple things updated for today. I've been busy working on the spell changes.

Edit: The item collector has been patched by Rswiders for the 2-22-2018 patch.

Click Read More to see all the updates.