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EQ Update #8

Here are the updates for the last 8 days. Many of the last few days updates are from our now functional item collector, thanks Rswiders!

We're getting caught up on TBL items and getting them tagged and put where they need to go, we'll get there. I'm trying to focus on creating TBL armor recipes first and then I'll branch out to other stuff. Drewinette has been busy as well helping out with TBL items and recipes.

We had some login issues late Friday night and Saturday, that has been fixed. Sorry about that.

Anniversary is coming up and we plan on getting any new content up here on the site as soon as we see it.

 

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EQ Update #7, Patch and More...

I was busy this week fixing issues the site has had. We narrowed down the issues and figured out why they were happening. More work needs to be done on fixing other areas that slow the site down but we'll continue to work on those.

However updates were still done to content such as going back over West Freeport NPC's and setting their titles and adding those titles to be searchable as well. New comments also have been regularly updated by us admins within the past few days, I'll let those pile up a few more days and go back in and update them.

Also today the modified rulesets for Mangler and Selo were anounced. You can get news on that here. I'll be creating the server pages for them soon in the progression wiki guide.

Spells were updated the day of the patch. And the item collector is currently being worked on so we hope that will be available for everyone soon.

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February 20, 2019
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*** Highlights ***
- Dramatically increased the chance to gain skills when your current skill level is less than your class' skill cap from 5 or 10 levels less than your current level.
- Made various changes to evolving items. See the Items section for details.
- Made various improvements to the Coldain ring quests. See the Quests and Events section for details.


*** Items ***

- All equipped evolving items will gain full experience rather than splitting between them.
- Corrected an issue where classes that were not plate couldn't claim the reward for several The Burning Lands evolving items.
- The Burning Lands evolving item rewards will offer the correct items, and offer options if more than one item is available to your class.
- The current fifth tier of The Burning Lands evolving items will have reduced stats and an attached reward set. This attached reward set will offer a sixth tier of items that have the stats that the old tier five had. You must have all The Burning Lands achievements to earn this sixth tier.
- Corrected the reward set name offered by Silver Efreeti Boots.
- Swapping augments no longer requires a specific solvent and instead looks for a solvent of equal or higher level, like removing an augment.
- Items with spent charges that are sold to a vendor now display the correct amount of charges remaining in the purchase tab.
- Increased the proc rate of: Ascending Sun Arcane Staff, Ascending Sun Devotional Staff, Ascending Sun Mace, Bloodstaff, Breaker Bar, Divine Bludgeon of the Inferno, Enraptured Bludgeon, Harmonious Tightener, Heavy Onyx Heart Scepter, Mute Spiral, Premier Staff, Ralaifin's Dogma, Rustdown, Secret Dawn Arcane Staff, Secret Dawn Devotional Staff, Secret Dawn Mace, Sun's Golden Orb, and Vanda Glow.
- The Burning Lands charms that increase in power from class armor now benefit from The Burning Lands evolving boots and gloves at levels 3 and higher.
- Added disease and corruption focus to Ice Star, Hoarfrosted Bow, and Arc of the Saffron Sky.
- Added icons to Immortal Curio of Ondine Force and Elemental Curio of Ondine Force.
- Updated the descriptions of the Whispering Midnight Casting spells on the items of the same name.
- Added spaces to the name of the recourses of the Hand Of Holy Wrath spells on healer weapons.


*** Tradeskills ***

- Sagacious Great Jade no longer sells Etching Tools.


*** Quests And Events ***

- The Conflagration Generals (Raid) - Increased the size of the area that's checked when the bosses need to be positioned near the towers.
- Tyrant of Fire - The mission will no longer be in an unwinnable state if one or more of the adventurer NPCs runs away.
- Remodeling and Delivery - An update to these tasks will not happen when speaking to Unrepentant Sunrise or entering the instance. This was a bug and may have been a cause of other issues in these missions.
- Prince Ralaifin (Raid) - Volcanic Billow Shards are removed from players when the raid resets, and must finish their casting time to activate a tower.
- Prince Ralaifin (Raid) - Improved the messaging on the billow mechanic.
- Prince Ralaifin (Raid) - All of the spiderlings will despawn on reset.
- Prince Ralaifin (Mission) - Added a message when a player is struck by the billow, thus failing the All Safe achievement. Only one player is mentioned, even if more than one player is struck.
- End of Empire (Raid) - Fixed a bug that could cause the Unhammered and No Outbreaks achievements to fail when they should not.
- Brass Palace - Discipline of Flame will now shout a warning when casting Spreading Heat. This spell no longer targets pets.
- Trials of Smoke - Trial of the Wending Ways: Added a message when failing the Don't Trip achievement.
- Trials of Smoke - The reward chest in the Trial of Three will no longer try to appear over and over again (though it was failing to actually do so).
- Trials of Smoke - The Trial of Three will no longer reset after success.
- Trials of Smoke - Trial of the Ashes of Rusted Cliff's Glory: Fixed an error that would allow completion of the All Alone achievement when there were ashen elementals alive when Indomitable Onyx was defeated.
- Trials of Smoke - If you have a lockout for any trial, you will no longer be able to loot items from the chest for that trial.
- Contract of War (Raid) - The binding breeze NPCs will now spawn at the location of an adventurer near Radiant Fog Evening instead of a random person in the zone. In addition, the binding breezes will not choose to spawn at the location of the person tanking Radiant Fog Evening, unless there is no one else nearby.
- The Rise of Smoke (Raid) - Leashing the mephits in the Trial of Three will now cause them to cast their spells faster.
- Royal Visits - Fixed an error where Heart of Flawless Brass refers to Aalishai as the home of the djinn.
- Relic Raider - Moving to the top of the steps will now be safe for everyone.
- Sky Orchid Understanding in Esianti will now respond to [continue] properly.
- All raid events in Underfoot will now drop more items, keys, and backflag items.
- Spear of Fate - It is no longer possible to bypass steps in this epic quest by completing early steps multiple times.
- - Hand-ins for this quest can no longer be multiquested.
- 10th Ring Questline - Made the following changes:
- - Hand-ins for the Coldain ring quests can no longer be multiquested.
- - Key NPCs that are being protected or escorted are now flagged as PC Friendly. This applies to Boridain Glacierbane (2nd ring quest), Tain Hammerfrost (4th ring quest), Corbin Blackwell (7th ring quest), Gloradin Coldheart (8th ring quest), and Garadain Glacierbane (8th ring quest). Icefang (6th ring quest) was already set to friendly during its escort.
- - Several dialogue triggers are bracketed that weren't previously.
- - Fixed many minor bugs and typos.
- - 2nd ring quest - It's now necessary to have the Copper Coldain Insignia Ring to receive the Dull Bladed Axe from Garadain Glacierbane.
- - 4th ring quest - It's now necessary to have the Gold Coldain Insignia Ring to receive the Note to Tain from Garadain Glacierbane or to loot the Frozen Elixir. Tain Hammerfrost no longer drops the Note to Tain when killed. Handing the Note to Tain to Tain Hammerfrost now triggers the attack wave instead of one of his dialogues. The Note to Tain is now lore and no trade.
- - 5th ring quest - It's now necessary to have the Platinum Coldain Insignia Ring to hand in the Ry`Gorr Invasion Plans to a coldain lookout. Only someone who has handed in the Invasion Plans can loot the Head of Scarbrow.
- - 6th ring quest - It's now necessary to have the Obsidian Coldain Insignia Ring to loot the Note from Kromrif.
- - 7th ring quest - Only someone who has handed in the Shackle Key and Mithril Coldain Insignia Ring to Corbin Blackwell can hand in the Mithril Coldain Insignia Ring to Dobbin Crossaxe.
- - 8th ring quest - Only someone who has handed in the Adamantium Coldain Insignia Ring to Garadain Glacierbane can loot Chief Ry`Gorr's Head. Garadain Glacierbane now stays up after the attack on the Ry`Gorr fort much longer. Handing in Chief Ry`Gorr's Head to Garadain Glacierbane no longer despawns Garadain Glacierbane.
- - 10th ring quest - Only someone who has handed in the Coldain Hero's Insignia Ring and the Declaration of War to Sentry Badain can loot Narandi's Head.


*** Spells ***

- Paladin - Corrected bad descriptions for several spells in the Ward of Tunare line.
- Druid - Fixed a problem that prevented the enervation heals from the Remote Manaflux and Remote Moonfire lines of spells from landing on pets and mercenaries.
- Enchanters - Corrected a problem that prevented the Arcane Disjunction Aura debuff from landing on most NPCs.
- Fixed several spell scrolls from The Buried Sea that were not able to be scribed correctly.


*** Mercenaries ***

- Made a first pass at improving level 106 to 110 Mercenaries. There will be further tuning in future updates.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Drowned Katta Castrum Powerstone is now available when The Darkened Sea unlocks.
- Erollisi Day - Fixed an issue that was preventing Gilbina from spawning while the event is running on servers that had not yet unlocked The Darkened Sea.
- Released revamped poison making components and recipes when Seeds of Destruction opens.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Dramatically increased the chance to gain skills when your current skill level is less than your class' skill cap from 5 or 10 levels less than your current level.
- - Ex: A level 50 ranger with a 1-Hand Blunt skill less than 210 will gain skill at 16 times the normal rate.
- - These bonuses do not apply to tradeskills.
- The Broken Mirror and Empires of Kunark are now free to play on all servers.
- Fixed an issue that could cause taunt to report that your target is too far away, despite being in melee range.
- Names that were rejected when creating a new character will now display more information about why.
- Removed some legacy experience code so that experience-per-level is now uniform for all races/classes. Warriors, Rogues, and Halflings will no longer gain experience faster than other classes/races.


*** UI ***

- Removed the evolving items tab in the inventory window now that the concept of 'active' vs 'inactive' evolving items has been deprecated.
- Evolving items will now display their evolution progress percentage in the lower left corner of the item's icon, similar to activated items with charges.
- Fixed a UI error regarding the shared bank window on progression servers.
- Added a (Riposte) tag to hits and misses that occurred due to a riposte.
- Throwing damage is now reported as a hit instead of a shot.
- Updated the Alternate Currency page of the inventory window to include an expansion name and brief description for each of the point types.
- You can now change the color and filter for faction links and messages. They will no longer go to the Other filter.
- Added the spell name and resist type to spell damage messages.
- Strikethrough messages are now reported at the end of a hit message instead of in a separate line. The Strikethrough chat filter has also been removed.
- Mana and endurance regeneration from bard songs will no longer incorrectly display the focused amount in the Stats window.
- Made the following changes to DoT reporting:
- - DoT filters should be working again.
- - If the caster of a DoT dies, their damage will now be reported as being cast by their corpse.
- - If the caster zones or is charmed, their damage will be reported without a caster's name, and the damage will not be focused.
- - If the caster returns to the zone or is resurrected, these DoT messages will once again associate with them and be focused.
- - NPCs awakened by a DoT cast by someone who has left the zone or died will now display a message.

- Changed -
EQUI_Inventory.xml



- The EverQuest Team

EQ Update #6, 2 New Progression Servers and more

Here are the updates for this week.

PoP/LoY is now open on Coirnav. If you need some info on PoP, head on over to our PoP/LoY Wiki page.

Two new progression servers were announced for the 20th anniversary. Will they keep their current rulesets or will they change?

Some much needed work was done on some admin scripts to help our admins mark NPC's with info. Since we got that done, North Qeynos and West Freeport have had some work done on them to mark their NPC's with an original expansion tag. More zones will get the same treatment in the future.

I am currently working on a way for us to enter items in manually, hopefully should have that out for testing within the month.

 

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EQ Update #5

Plenty of site updates for the past week. I'm still working on getting new comments caught up.

Also lucy spell update listings have been fixed.

 

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EQ Update #4

Here are the site updates for the past week.

Also new comments have been caught up to yesterday.

 

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Producer's Letter - 20 Years of Everquest

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Hail, Norrath!  

 

This year we celebrate 20 years of EverQuest. Unbelievable.

We are truly humbled that this incredible game – as much yours as ours – has achieved this rare and unprecedented milestone that began all the way back in March 1999.

EQ’s launch feels a world away now, lest we forget dial-up modems, Y2K panic, CRT monitors, 640x480, open-book medding, corpse runs, lost corpses, ninja looting, guild drama, dawn of DKP, and so many other moments. But the most important outcome of EQ has been all the friendships and lives touched by this game over these 20 years.

We’ve heard so many amazing stories of EQ bringing people together in love, marriage, and even into the joys of parenthood. We’ve also experienced the power of our game community during the hard times, softening the pain of illness and tragic deaths by participating with EQ families. We all have an EverQuest story to tell.

For me, before I became a game designer on EQ in 2003, I had already met nearly 20 or 30 guildmates and in-game pals. I helped guildies get jobs, find new homes, and one even helped me get a job on EQ – Lyndro as he was known then. I still talk to that crazy, brilliant mage.

 

In this anniversary year, let’s live the legacy of EQ and turn it up to 20, and focus on what has made this game great – you, the community.

Our anniversary events in game in March include a brand new land, raids, and rares with a story about preserving our past, and it’s free.  

We are aiming at two new progression servers with two approaches – one hardcore and one ultra-casual. Rules will be coming soon as we sort them out over the coming weeks with both new servers launching around the anniversary on March 16.

We also want to celebrate with you IRL! We’re working on pulling together an EQ fan event so we can hang out with you, our honored guests. Timing for that event is likely to be summer, but I’m hoping to announce more details on timing/location in March for those who want to plan ahead with your own family, guildies, and friends and join us!

 

And of course, we want to hear from each and every one of YOU! We're looking for player stories to help us commemorate this crazy occasion. Please send us a 20-second or less video of how EQ changed YOUR life. Upload your video to YouTube (public or unlisted) and send us the link here through Player Direct for a chance to be featured during our anniversary celebrations! You can also submit a 15-second clips featuring your main character on your most played server to become a part of our EQ 20th Yearbook album that will come to life on Facebook later this year.

 

On a personal note, I owe so much to this game, the EQ community at large, and this team. THANK YOU to all devs and players, past and present, for bringing EQ to life and making it home for so long.

There will be more announcements, so be sure to stay tuned. This year, we are LIVING THE LEGACY OF EVERQUEST!

 

Yours, always sincerely,

 

Holly “Windstalker” Longdale

Executive Producer

EQ Update #3

In this update, many updates to TBL quests, items, and NPC's were done.

Also all Old Man Mckenzie items were given a Seeds of Destruction expansion tag.

We'll get spells updated sometime next week. We have some server side things to take care of before we do that.

 

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