Update Notes: Thursday August 17, 2017

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Vaedenmoor Raids

  • Code has been put in place to prevent players from entering any version of the zone while still locked to a previous zone and/or not passed the minimum lockout time. Players will be banished from the zone if they fail this check regardless of any lockouts displayed on their lockout window.
  • This applies to Vaedenmoor: Heart of Nightmares [Raid] and Vaedenmoor: Realm of Despair [Raid].
  • Any previously saved zone instances have been reset.

Chamber of Rejuvenation [Raid]

  • Noxious Attuned can no longer be resisted.
  • Trakanon should now call out his target when he snaps his jaws.

Lost City of Torsis: The Shrouded Temple [Expert & Event Heroic]

  • The Meld of Haze is now immune to the ROOT effect from Terrestrial Coffin.

Nektulos

  • Jawharah Izzah, Shady Erudite at the Nektulos Docks, is now willing to sell Spiritbreaker to those channelers who have completed their epic quests.
  • Jawharah Izzah, Shady Erudite at the Nektulos Docks, is now willing to sell The Wards of Kelkarn to those troubadors who have completed their epic quests.

Sundered Splitpaw: Gladiator's Triumph

  • The Pit Champion will now correctly spawn at the end of the arena event.

ITEMS

  • Woven Vulcanized armor pieces from Lord Nagalik now possess additional defensive stats.
  • Stats on the Ring of Removal from King Drayek have been increased to match his other drops.
  • The Prismatic Greatsword of the Scale now has additional weapon skill bonuses.

QUESTS

  • The Truespirits' Lament - The shadowy creatures that start this quest have been disciplined. They will no longer attack or be visible until Destiny of Velious is available on TLE.

Incoming August Patch!

The august patch is incoming tomorrow morning. Server downtime is estimated to be 5 hours starting at 6:30AM PST, 7:30AM MST, 8:30AM CST, 9:30AM EST.

Here are the patch notes.

August 16, 2017
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*** Highlights ***

- Look to the marketplace August 16th for the Ayr`Dal Heritage Crate. See details below.
- Pick zones with grouping have been improved. See details below.


*** Items ***

- The Scimitar of the Mistwalker pet now attacks its target before disappearing.
- Enraged Goblin Beads no longer have an augment slot.
- Updated the icons on many mount items.
- No-rent items will now be removed from key ring slots after logging out for 30+ minutes in the same fashion that no-rent items are removed from standard inventory slots.
- Returned the original bard song to Darkened Breath of Harmony.
- Many item based proc effects for recent expansions now have a different spell particle.
- Wand of Everlasting Water will only summon 20 water.
- Increased the stack size of fishing bait items to 1000.
- Added the heirloom flag to most 12+ slot, lore, no-drop containers.
- Fixed a number of miscellaneous book/note items that were not displaying the correct text.
- Fixed a number of lore group items that were missing the name of their lore group.
- Removed the placeable flag from a number of shroud/monster mission items.
- Removed the ability to place Ghostly Bridle, Samhain Costume, and Burning Dead Robes in key rings as temporary items were not intended to fit into the key ring.
- Fixed a number of cases where the level required to activate the effect on an item did not match the level required to wear the item.
- Changed bard items that grant Amplification effects (Bloodfiend`s Throat Gem, Phosphorescent Rapier of Light, Shadowsong Cloak, and Voice of the Serpent) to unlock a passive AA ability which grants the same effects. The buff triggered by these items is now a shadow buff similar to other items that unlock passive AA abilities.
- Changed Bloodmetal Inlaid Gnollish Totem to unlock a passive AA ability which grants AC rather than applying a buff that grants AC. The illusion benefit is now a shadow buff similar to other items that unlock passive AA abilities.
- Changed how Gunthak Grit is applied when using Gunthak Swabby's Eyepatch to function like standard illusion benefit buffs.
- Fixed the typo in Rarundel's Memory Stone.
- The following items will now fit into the Illusion Key Ring: Bloodmetal Inlaid Gnollish Totem, Guise of the Ancient Gods, Gunthak Swabby's Eyepatch, Shroud of the Council, and Visage of the Daft Trickster.
- Look to the marketplace August 16th for the Ayr`Dal Heritage Crate. Each crate contains a random item. Trade these Ayr`Dal Heritage items to your friends or collect them all yourself!
- Adjusted the buff stacking of mount and illusion benefits that increase maximum HP:
- - Mount and illusion buffs that previously used slot 11 to increase maximum HP have been moved to slot 13 to allow AA abilities such as Pact of the Wurine or Pact of the Wolf to coexist with these buffs.
- - Mount and illusion benefits that previously triggered a second 'Fortitude' component have had the HP component consolidated into the primary buff.


*** Tradeskills ***

- The scroll for Focus Mass Runed Spellcaster's Essence can now be researched using Runic Charta Arcanum.
- Increased the chance to forage tradeskill components rather than food in Gates of Discord zones.


*** Quests And Events ***

- Queen Velazul Di`zok (Raid) - The Queen will no longer summon the same captain that she has just killed.
- Queen Velazul Di`zok (Raid) - Modified the Queen event so that the warcasters no longer cast Enveloping Smoke all at the same time. They are also a LOT more vulnerable to area of effect spells.
- Uqua (Raid) - The door puzzle messages now use the Event Messages filter. The keys on the bench now look like keys instead of bags.
- Harmony of the Soul (Quest) - Killing Muramites in Barindu near where the Kyv Runner died will now indicate when they could have dropped the Encrypted Note but did not. The message indicating the Muramite had the note will now always display.
- Lady Vox (Raid) - Lady Vox should no longer proc a huge damage nuke when she has the Scimitar of the Mistwalker equipped.
- Alternate Access: Qvic (Quest) - The Vial of Foul Toxins is now a right-clickable item that must be used near the water source in Yxtta. This change should help address problems with lag in Yxtta.
- Beastlord - An Epic Request - Corrected a bug that prevented your warder from being recognized during the event.
- Mistmoore Catacombs: Scion Lair of Fury - Fixed a bug where the lockout timer was not given on success.
- Hunter of Dulak's Harbor - Added several missing rare targets.
- Hunter of The Crypt of Nadox - Added a missing rare target.
- Hunter of The Crypt of Decay - Assassin Kakoo will now correctly update this achievement.
- Hunter of The Dawnshroud Peaks - An Age Old Rockhopper will now more consistently update this achievement.
- Conqueror of The Rujarkian Hills - Hidden Vale of Deceit and War March of Imal Ojun will now correctly update this achievement.
- Conqueror of Takish-Hiz - The Palace Grounds will now correctly update this achievement.
- Fixed a bug where the following achievements had overlapping requirements: Conqueror of The Prison of the Forsaken, Conqueror of The Reef of Coirnav, Hunter of Torment, the Plane of Pain, Hunter of The Plane of Storms, Hunter of Drunder, the Fortress of Zek, and Hunter of Eryslai, the Kingdom of Wind.
- Many of the raid bosses in The Broken Mirror will now leave corpses on raid success.
- Fixed a bug where one or more of the possible bosses for these Lost Dungeons of Norrath adventures were broken:
- - Deepest Guk: Drowning Crypt - Jinta Savant Grisk, Madakan, and Oime Ugun
- - Miragul's Menagerie: Frosted Halls - The Dream Defiler
- - Mistmoore's Catacombs: Ritualistic Summoning Grounds - Dierdri the Raven
- - Takish-Hiz: Balancing Chamber - Chancellor Etometh, Lord Pasreet, and Shadow Assassin Juni
- - Takish-Hiz: Sunken Library - Master Architect Naida


*** Spells ***

- Gift of Xev will only summon 20 pods of water.
- Corrected an issue where a number of long duration buffs would display a heal over time message every 6 seconds.
- Fixed a number of combat abilities that were not listed in the right-click menu when creating a hotkey in the combat abilities window.
- Fixed a bug that prevented undead summoned minions from being treated as undead creatures.
- Wizard - Corrected the icon on Chaos Scintillation.


*** NPCs ***

- Reduced the respawn time of The Sleep Walker in Plane of Valor.
- Corrected an issue where a number of NPCs were missing the rare creature designation. Ex: Tarris Ellarn, Shardwing, Elishia Blackguard, and Zed Sticklebush.
- Corrected an issue where a number of raid NPCs were missing the correct difficulty designations. Ex: Faydedar, Phinigel Autropos, and Venril Sathir.
- Corrected the consider message for a number of creatures that were not correctly reporting that 'This creature looks relatively weak.'
- Many NPCs treated as bosses are now immune to memory blur and highsun effects and will exhibit boss pet tanking behavior. This change mostly affected bosses in Cazic-Thule 2.0 and Gates of Discord zones.
- Many NPCs in classic zones like Qeynos and Neriak are now wearing their robes and other chest items instead of merely carrying them.
- Lord Elgnub's spawn time has been reduced to what it was in classic.


*** Progression Servers ***

- The tutorial will now unlock when Gates of Discord unlocks.
- Fippy, Vulak, Ragefire, and Lockjaw will now open at approximately 2pm Pacific time the Monday after a completed vote if the vote is successful.
- The Veeshan's Peak revamp will open with Omens of War.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Chests, boxes, and other containers in Lost Dungeons of Norrath adventures now have a chance to drop Adventure Points.
- When a chat channel is full, new channels will now properly spin up and add new players as needed.
- Pick zones with grouping have been improved. 
- - When entering a zone, if you do not have a pick zone timer, you will be placed in the zone where all of your group members are and get a timer.
- - If your group members are not all in the same instance of the zone, you will be placed in the default zone and you will not get a timer.
- The command /outputfile missingspells should no longer list spells that cannot be scribed. Ex: Recourse spells triggered by spells that can be scribed.
- The commands /outputfile 'spellbook' and 'missingspells' have been updated:
- - These commands will now list combat abilities in addition to spells
- - Entries are now sorted by level and then alphabetically by spell name
- - Missingspells will now list the lowest rank you do not have. Ex: If you do not have any rank it will only list rank 1, if you have rank 2 it will only list rank 3.


*** UI ***

- Fixed an issue that caused events that are not available on your current server to be displayed in the calendar window.
- The member list in the expedition window can now be sorted by clicking on the column headings. Column width can also now be adjusted.


*** Previously Updated ***

- Lady Vox (Raid) - Lady Vox will no longer wield her drops.
- Berserker Epic: Kerasian Axe of Ire (Quest) - The Handful of Prism Grains is now restricted to Gates of Discord instead of Omens of War.
- The Rathe Council (Raid) - Added logic to prevent the Rathe Council members from respawning instantly when slain.
- Load balanced versions of Kod'Taz, Broken Trial Grounds will have normal population.


- The EverQuest Team

Days of Summer – Week Three

Yun Zi is back again this week with another quest! The merchant has a fresh list of locations that he's interested in having you visit for him. For your assistance, Yun Zi will grant you new rewards including ranged weapons and ranged slot adornments, a Fellowship of Stone focus rune, a ring, and an earring. Plus, if you're looking to decorate your home to match the summer season, he also has a Siren Enchantress Plushie and some Aqua Hanging Seaweed!

In order to complete Yun Zi’s new quest, you must have all of his previous quests finished! If you haven’t completed them yet, you’ll have to do some catching up before you can unlock the next set of summer rewards.

Yun Zi will have another quest available for you on Tuesday, August 22nd at 12:01AM PT. Quests will continue to unlock every Tuesday until summer comes to an end on Monday, October 2nd at 11:59PM PT.

Head on out there - new rewards await!

Update Notes: Thursday August 10, 2017

GENERAL

  • Added "Camera Shake" option under Display (advanced)  "Camera" to enable / disable camera shakes.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Chamber of Rejuvenation [Raid]

  • The reaction time for Prescient Gaze has been slightly increased.
  • The range for applying Noxious Attuned has been removed.
  • The duration of Noxious Attuned has been increased.

Isle of Refuge: Flight of Darathar [Raid]

  • Darathar should no longer hit players with his "Tail Lash" spell if they are not behind him.

Antonica

  • Blarton Blumble should no longer fall through the floor.
  • Hartok Woolyman should no longer fall through the floor.

ITEMS

  • Stats on several items (including the Mark of Adumbrate) have been updated to fit into low level progression.
  • Stats on N'Kazk's rare drops have been upgraded to match his difficulty.
  • Robe of the Beguiler and Flowing Robe of Immortality have been updated to include more caster oriented stats.
  • Stats on Commander Kulcath's loot (including his Searing Breastplate) have been upgraded to better fit progression.
  • The proc 'Necroism', which appears on several low level items, will now properly debuff its target's arcane resistance.
  • Increased stats on the Bone Bladed Claymore heritage quest reward, as well as its Electrified version.
  • Slightly increased stats on the White Dragon Tooth to bring it inline with progression.
  • All ethereal class runes that applied potency increases to specific spells now apply them as Fervor increases. This change applies to Assassin, Beastlord, Brigand, Bruiser, Dirge, Ranger, Troubador, Warlock, Wizard class runes.
  • Procs on Stein of Moggok and Golden Efreeti Boots should no longer break stealth.
  • Swfzk the Mad now drops an additional gi that is more defensive in nature than the Gi of Madness.
  • The Ascended Journeyman Primer will now set your Ascension experience to the correct minimum amount for the granted Ascension level.
  • Eternal Darkness will no longer Cause Curse of Darkness to apply to the raid.
  • Channel Mastery will no longer be modified apply by the spell tier of Channel.

FAMILIARS

  • Corrected a bug that allowed the Spidermech Defender and Cobalt Construct familiars from getting into a state where they would no longer heal.

ABILITIES

  • Corrected a bug that allowed some characters below adventure level 100 to gain ascension levels.
  • Added a check on all ascension spells that prevent them from being cast if you are below adventure level 100.

ASCENSION

  • The Ascension masters Aranolh Tol'Ren, Chosooth, Miragul, and Najena will set the experience of your active ascension class to the minimum to obtain its current level.

QUESTS

  • A Strange Black Rock - Quest journal now reminds you Scholar Al'Quylar is in Antonica.
  • The Eyes Have It - Queen Antonia will speak to you, even if you have completed "Blood ties."
  • Blood ties - Players who have completed "The Eyes Have It" but did not accept "Blood ties" when first offered, may now return to Queen Antonia to be offered quest.
  • The Truespirits' Lament - The shadowy creatures that start this quest will remain hidden until Destiny of Velious is available on TLE.
  • What Lies Beneath - Journal now specifies Ethan Dariani as the NPC to speak with.
  • The Four-Armed Man - The four-armed seeker is now visible to all players while fighting.
  • Jerol in Village of Shin now offers "a Summons from Osh" to those who have completed "The End of an Era".

Days of Summer – Week Two

Yun Zi’s second quest is now available! This week the tradesbear is looking for more help, and will be sending you high above Norrath to the Kingdom of Sky. Fulfill his request and he’ll reward you handsomely with a variety of new items including an Ascended Journeyman Bauble, a Cowl, a Charm, a Bracelet, and the Days of Summer Decoration Pack #2.

In order to take on Yun Zi’s new quest, you must first finish his previous quest! If you haven’t completed it yet, you’ll have to catch up before you can unlock the new set of summer rewards.

Yun Zi’s next quest will become available Tuesday, August 15th at 12:01AM PT. Quests will continue to unlock once per week until summer comes to an end on Monday, October 2nd at 11:59PM PT.

What are you waiting for? More adventures with Yun Zi await!

Update Notes: Tuesday August 08, 2017

TIME-LOCKED SERVER CONTENT RELEASE

The Sentinel's Fate mid year content releases on Stormhold.

  • Unseen Arcanum
  • Underfoot Depths
  • Icy Keep

The Shattered Lands mid year content releases on Fallen Gate.

  • The Bloodline Chronicles
  • The Splitpaw Saga

Update Notes: Wednesday August 2, 2017

TIME-LOCKED SERVER POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION

The Isle of Refuge: Darathar's Flight

  • Reduced the amount of melee damage dealt by Darathar on Time-Locked servers.

The Crypt of Vox

  • Reduced the amount of melee damage dealt by The Fragments of Vox on Time-Locked servers.

Days of Summer – Weekly Rewards

It’s time for some summer fun! And what better way to countdown the end of summer than helping out the ambling tradesbear, Yun Zi, to earn yourself some weekly rewards from his trove of inherited treasures. 

Maybe you’ve been away for a while and need a quick way to catch up to play with your friends or you need a bit of a boost so you can run those expert heroic zones, or perhaps your house is feeling a little stale and needs some redecorating? No matter what you need, Yun Zi has plenty of rewards to help you out! 

Each week from Tuesday, August 1st, 12:01AM PT to Monday, October 2nd at 11:59PM PT, Members can log into any character and earn rewards for all characters on their account by completing Yun Zi’s weekly quest! Yun Zi will have a new quest with unique rewards each week so be sure to help him out every week if you want to snag all of the possible rewards over the next two months. 

Yun Zi can be found in The Sundered Frontier, near the spires, and will have a new quest with new rewards available every Tuesday. This week’s rewards include a Cae'Dal Mercenary Geomancer, an increase of Divine Potency to level 30, Primary and Secondary Weapons and Adornments, and the Days of Summer Decoration Pack #1. Yun Zi’s second quest will become available Tuesday, August 8th at 12:01AM PT.

Future rewards range from a Summer Bloom Familiar, heroic level gear, additional divine potency levels, ascension focus adornments, the Mara Estate home and more!

The City Festival Starts in Kelethin

August is on the horizon and with it the New Halas Festival returns to Norrath! The festival begins on August 1st at 12:01am PT and runs until August 7th at 11:59pm PT. It can be found in Greater Faydark on the Green Knoll at 536, 44, 53.  This is just down the ramp from landing platform for the World Bell.. Visit the Far Seas caravan merchants to see all of the local specialities and other festival goods.

Update Notes: Tuesday August 1, 2017

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Vaedenmoor: Heart of Nightmares [Raid]

  • Terris-Thule will no longer speed up her casting of her AE spells with the removal of the "Daydream" spell.
  • Corrected an issue that would occasionally cause Saryrn and Terris-Thule to become immune to all damage.

Chamber of Rejuvenation [Raid]

  • Summoned Detonators should now prefer to arm themselves if there is an abundance of inert detonators already in play.
  • Increased the amount of time between Summoned Detonators slightly.
  • You can now use "detect weakness" on noxious clouds.

Arcanna'se Spire: Order and Chaos [Raid]

  • Shanaira the Prestigious should no longer require a specific one of two different combos for magic and physical damage.

Commune of K'Dal

  • K'Dal the Deceiver can once again be attacked when he spawns.

ITEMS

  • Tormented Visage now has a very short casting time.
  • Tormented Visage requires the caster to be in combat to maintain and no longer persists through death.
  • Expert's Prestigious Wand of Power no longer requires ammo.
  • Armor from the Summoned Ones have had their purple adornment slot changed to an orange adornment slot.
  • The following original raid bosses have been adjusted to ensure that they always drop fabled and legendary loot: Makuto and Shakuto, Arch Lich Udalan, King Zalak the Ancient, Overlord Oxulius, Mjolni the Bringer of Storms, Dythra the Gloombringer, Ar'ticae the Frost Maiden, Raegh the Protector, and Tremblar the Behemoth.

QUESTS

  • Wallflowers - The number of Thexian guards triggered by the last scrying stone has been reduced.

TINKERFEST

  • Bhoughbh Nova-Prime MkII's appearance can no longer be used through Possess Essence.