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EQ Update #41 2016

EQ Update #40 2016

Updated Quests: Bandit Spectacles

Bestiary Updates: Brysta DucorranThe Fabled ReishicybenThe Fabled YelloweyesThe Fabled GorehornFabled Captain of FireFabled Doomfire MagusFabled Obsidian War Spider


Zone Updates: Valley of LunanynThe GroundsOld BloodfieldsOceangreen HillsHills of ShadeUndershoreCorathus CreepWall of SlaughterThe BloodfieldsEryslai, the Kingdom of WindMarus SeruDawnshroud PeaksWarsliks WoodFrontier MountainsBurning WoodsJaggedpine Forest

 

 

Note: all old hotzones have been unflagged as such in the database. Is http://everquest.allakhazam.com/wiki/EQ:Hotzones up to date with the current active set in the game?

 

Our understanding here is that per level bracket of a hotzone there will be 3 alternating choices that switch up every 3 months. So if month 1 is option A then month 2 will either switch to option B or C. Let's say it was C for our example. Then month 3 comes along and it will go to either A or B (as C was the active one).

If this is indeed how it works... it will probably result in the database showing all 3 of those zones as a hotzone with something like "This zone alternates with zone B and zone C as a hotzone. See Franklin Teek in PoK to find out which is currently active as a hotzone" (and probably point to that wiki link too).   --just being realistic that having all the hotzones updated right away every 3 months (or more) that they change may not happen in a timely fashion. Thoughts?

Ngreth is Back as an EQ Dev!

Ngreth

 

Don't know Ngreth? Let's just say it has something to do with http://www.eqtraders.com/   (the legendary EQ tradeskiller site if you didn't know).

 

Ngreth was an EQ dev for a period of time when a lot was done with tradeskills in the game. Maybe you loved the changes/additions and maybe you didn't, but they were being worked on with dedication for sure.

 

It's fair to say tradeskills haven't been a huge focus in new content in recent EQ times. But lots of tradeskillers still sub to the game. We're not aware of any significant EQ Dev recently moving on, so seeing Ngreth back looks like an add to the team. If you don't like tradeskills, that means some other dev has likely had that taken off there list to work on whatever tidbit is your favourite instead (see it's good to be optimistic).

In short, welcome back Ngreth!

 

 

Sources include:

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/ngreth-back-on-the-team.233064/

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/tlp-cultural-do-not-meet-requirements.232684/page-2

Foggy memory

 

EQ Update #39 2016

What's Your Best Fabled Story?

 

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My personal favourite fabled story was getting my first fabled mob the very first year they did it: Fabled Mootu. My ranger was very low-level at the time and it was one of those fights that I ended up with like 5% health. I wore that fabled cloth cap for the next 30 levels (even though upgrades were easily out there). I'm not as fond of the newer fabled with all the level restrictions on the gear as they tend to start a bit high.


I'd like to see them "twice-fabled" the NPC starting with the first wave so that vanilla NPC would drop their current fabled plus a twice-fabled that was interesting to the level 85-90 crowd for the easier kills and 105+ for the "hard" stuff to get. Note that not adding new fabled NPC, just adding more loot candy isn't as big of an ask devlopment wise to breathe new life into this annual event. Thoughts?

 

Updated Quests: Key to Sebilis


Bestiary Updates: Guardian Of Xalgozskeletal guardianNaxot DeepwaterThe Fabled XalgozThe Fabled Fjokar Frozensharda Dungeon Rot infectedElwin Faerlinorc oracleorc legionnaireEmperor CrushRetlon Brencloga dwarven slaveorc emissaryroyal guardorc pawnan elven slavean elven priestOrc Scoutsmanorc trainerLord Darishan alligatorGor, the DominatorQuarmorc centuriona dwarven smithorc slaverOrc Warden

EQ Update #38 2016

Identifying Goblins

 

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We could use new/better pics of most of the goblinkind in Norrath. Some goblin entries appear to be crossed up (i.e., Kunark pic posted for the last 9 years under old-world goblin). If submitting images is your thing, please help. If looking at goblins and saying if the pic is accurate is your thing, please feel free to post under goblins that are represented incorrectly.

 

Goblins deserve to be known for who they are. They think we'll be good to eat. Goblin Rights Now!

 

Updated Items: Small Patchwork TunicSmall Patchwork Sleeves

Updated Quests: Bone Chips (Kaladim)Custom Naliedin LuteRaid Expedition: The Journey Home

Bestiary Updates: a goblin whelpNezekezenaEdvard Tommelsa Darkroot gardenerShirik`s Guardiana harbinger of fear

May 27/16 Bonus Weekend in Everquest!

From Laylaih's post on the Daybreak official boards:

 

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Norrathians – are you ready to take advantage of everything this long weekend has to offer?

Beginning at 12PM PT on Friday, May 27, 2016 and continuing until 12PM PT on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, all players will receive 50% bonus XP and double faction! This promotion is available on ALL servers, including Time-Locked Progression servers.

Not satisfied with just double faction? Pick up and stack a “Double Faction Potion” from the marketplace and increase your faction gains (and losses) even further.
Marketplace part of the posting after the jump...

EQ Hardcore Heritage LGuk & Unrest

From Dexella's official board posting:

 

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Hardcore Heritage events have returned for 2016! We just wrapped up the increased challenges in Blackburrow and Cazic-Thule, and now it’s time to head to Lower Guk and Unrest!

For those who may have missed the events previously, Hardcore Heritage is a chance to revisit popular zones from classic EverQuest, but with a challenging twist! The zones are leveled up and the loot has improved.

Beginning on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, you will be able to venture into Darkened Ruins of Old Guk (Lower Guk) and Greater Unrest (Unrest). Undead frogloks and more have returned to take on adventurers who are leveled up to 85. Gear up and get ready for your adventure, but hurry! These events only last a limited time, and the zones will return to normal on June 8, 2016 at 11PM PDT.

Want more information? Visit Fanra’s wiki!
Taken from Fanra's impressive wiki:
Look forward to:
Wednesday, June 8 Crushbone a/k/a Clan Crushbone
Permafrost a/k/a Permafrost Caverns
90 Wednesday, June 22
Wednesday, June 22 Castle Mistmoore a/k/a The Castle of Mistmoore (Map)
Nagafen's Lair (Map)
100 Wednesday, July 20