TBL Expansion Launch and EQ Update #106

Site Update

Tomorrow morningish, depending where you live, The Burning Lands launches folks. We have plenty of info on the expansion and are still working on tagging items and so forth and will continue to add more info in the future. You can check out our The Burning Lands wiki, it has plenty of info on the expansion. It isn't 100% complete yet, we're still working on it so we'll have some of the other pages available soon.

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All EverQuest servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 5:00 AM PT (13:00 UTC) for an update as we prepare to enter The Burning Lands.

Estimated downtime is expected to last approximately 7 hours, with servers unlocking for play around noon. Please be aware that this downtime may be extended in the event of delays.

Update notes for this downtime can be found in the Game Update Notes section of the forum once they are available.

*Convert to your local time


December 11th, 2018

*** Highlights ***

- EverQuest's 25th expansion, The Burning Lands, is now live!
- Added the Faction Window to allow the quick viewing of your current faction standings. See the UI section below for details.
- Items will now display their lore text to players at level 50 and higher.

*** The Burning Lands ***

- The longstanding peace between the jann is over, and war has broken out between the djinn from the Plane of Air and the efreeti from the Plane of Fire! What has sparked this dispute and who will emerge victorious? Will you survive the Trials of Smoke and help end this conflict?
- Many items found in The Burning Lands will have a new stat called Luck. See the item section below for details.
- Players with The Burning Lands will have two new shared bank slots available.

*** Items ***

- Items will now display their lore text to players at level 50 and higher.
- Added a new stat, Luck, to many items found in The Burning Lands.
- - Luck can be found on new items and the amount of luck you have will influence the outcome of many skills, abilities, and spells. You can see the luck on items by inspecting them. Items with a percentage symbol next to their luck total can have their luck increased via item fusion (hover over the percentage for more information).
- - Many items with luck can utilize the Item Fusion Window to improve that item's luck stat. At the cost of one Crystallized Luck, this window allows you to fuse two items together (the base item and the component) to increase the luck on the base item. Fusing two items will result in the luck on the base item being increased and the component item will be destroyed. After fusing two items together, the base item will receive the higher luck of the two, plus one. For example, fusing a base item with 2 luck and a component at 4 luck will result in the base item having 5 luck.
- - Crystallized Luck can be purchased from Noble Exchange Merchants for platinum, from Loyalty Vendors, or from the Marketplace.
- Corrected an issue where players could equip multiple lore equipped items using bandolier.
- Upgraded the effect of Threads of Potential and Boon of the Soother.

*** Tradeskills ***

- Doing tradeskill combines that don't require a skill will no longer proc unrelated skills or abilities.
- Changed the name of two alchemy recipes to match the name of their products (Ward of Retribution, Wasp Swarm).

*** Spells ***

- Cleaned up messaging when an aura spell fails to hit a pet or mercenary due to being in a different environment type (such as water or lava) than the caster.
- Aura spells that kill their targets in one tick now properly report the death.
- Melody now skips to the next song if a recast timer hasn't elapsed, instead of interrupting the melody.
- Modern generic proc spells on items will no longer cause odd skill increases.
- Bard - Moved the Dirge of the Darkvine line of songs from Statistic Buffs -> Armor Class to Statistic Buffs -> Shielding since it adds shielding and not armor class. Extended the base duration to one minute as the line was originally intended to function. 

*** NPCs ***

- Fixed the bug that was causing Heratius Grolden in Tenebrous Mountains to spawn when killing the placeholder trigger NPCs instead of the rare trigger NPCs.

*** Progression Servers ***

- The Agent of Change will not appear in Cazic-Thule until Planes of Power has unlocked on the server.

*** Miscellaneous ***

- Corrected an issue where an issue with one of your characters could stop you from logging into your account altogether.

*** UI ***

- Added a Faction Window that allows you to check your reaction and standing with every group in EverQuest.
- - This new window can be accessed by clicking the EQ Button and selecting Character -> Faction Standings or by typing /faction.
- - Hovering over a faction name or reaction entry will display your current reaction value with a group as well as the number of points needed to reach the next reaction rank.
- - Hovering over the standing progress bar will display your current standing (how much you have done to help or hurt this group) as well as the minimum and maximum possible standing with the group.
- Items located in your Item Overflow will now be listed in the Find Item Window.
- Added Rampage, Wild Rampage, and Flurry tags messages to the full round of melee attacks. Removed the single line messages that indicated something flurried or rampaged.
- Consolidated many chat messages that were duplicates of melee and non melee hits, including: Flurry, Finishing/Crippling Blow, Assassinate, Deadly Strike, Slay Undead, Headshot, and critical spells. These messages no longer have a separate line of text, instead they end with an indication of the special attack type in parenthesis.
- Added an indicator for twincasted and critical damage over time spells.
- Corrected an issue where players could not make a hotkey for Remove Traps.
- Using the AA ability 'Buy All' button with purchase confirmations enabled will now display the number of ranks and total cost of the purchase. This applies to both player and mercenary AA purchases.
- Corrected an issue where a new group wouldn't display the role of a master looter for the leader in the group window.

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- The EverQuest Team

Updated Items: Tome: Mangler's Covenant Rk. III ;  Tome: Mangler's Covenant Rk. II ;  Tome: Arcsteel Rk. III ;  Tome: Arcsteel Rk. II ;  Tome: Axe of Empyr Rk. III ;  Tome: Axe of Empyr Rk. II ;  Tome: Venon's Vindication Rk. III ;  Tome: Venon's Vindication Rk. II ;  Scroll: Venomous Covenant Rk. III ;  Scroll: Venomous Covenant Rk. II ;  Scroll: Transfixer's Demand Rk. III ;  Scroll: Transfixer's Demand Rk. II ;  Scroll: Chromatic Covenant Rk. III ;  Scroll: Chromatic Covenant Rk. II ;  Scroll: Transfixer's Auspice Rk. III ;  Scroll: Transfixer's Auspice Rk. II ;  Scroll: Firebound Covenant Rk. III ;  Scroll: Firebound Covenant Rk. II ;  Scroll: Grant Frostbound Paradox Rk. III ;  Scroll: Grant Frostbound Paradox Rk. II ;  Scroll: Korascian Bolt Rk. III;  Scroll: Korascian Bolt Rk. II ;  Scroll: Auspice of Esianti Rk. III ;  Scroll: Auspice of Esianti Rk. II ;  Scroll: Musing Gambit Rk. III ;  Scroll: Musing Gambit Rk. II ;  Scroll: Stormjolt Vortex Rk. III ;  Scroll: Stormjolt Vortex Rk. II ;  Scroll: Frostbound Covenant Rk. III ;  Scroll: Frostbound Covenant Rk. II ;  Scroll: Remote Sphere of Blight Rk. III ;  Scroll: Remote Sphere of Blight Rk. II ;  Scroll: Scourge of Destiny Rk. III ;  Scroll: Scourge of Destiny Rk. II ;  Scroll: Malevolent Covenant Rk. III ;  Scroll: Malevolent Covenant Rk. II ;  Scroll: Spiritual Squall Rk. III ;  Scroll: Spiritual Squall Rk. II ;  Scroll: Chaotic Poison Rk. III ;  Scroll: Chaotic Poison Rk. II ;  Tome: Vexatious Puncture Rk. III ;  Tome: Vexatious Puncture Rk. II ;  Tome: Poisonous Covenant Rk. III ;  Tome: Poisonous Covenant Rk. II ;  Scroll: Curate's Retort Rk. III ;  Scroll: Curate's Retort Rk. II ;  Scroll: Divine Reaction Rk. III ;  Scroll: Divine Reaction Rk. II ;  Scroll: Anticipated Intervention Rk. III ;  Scroll: Anticipated Intervention Rk. II ; Tome: Shield Sunder Rk. III ;  Tome: Shield Sunder Rk. II ;  Tome: Concordant Precision Rk. III ;  Tome: Concordant Precision Rk. II ;  Tome: Concordant Expanse Rk. III ;  Tome: Concordant Expanse Rk. II ;  Tome: Impenitent Influence Rk. III ;  Tome: Impenitent Influence Rk. II ;  Scroll: Bloodletting Covenant Rk. III ;  Scroll: Bloodletting Covenant Rk. II ;  Scroll: Concordant Disruption Rk. III ;  Scroll: Concordant Disruption Rk. II ;  Scroll: Wildstalker's Enrichment Rk. III ;  Scroll: Wildstalker's Enrichment Rk. II ;  Tome: Focused Gale of Blades Rk. III ;  Tome: Focused Gale of Blades Rk. II ;  Scroll: Wildstalker's Covenant Rk. III ;  Scroll: Wildstalker's Covenant Rk. II ;  Scroll: Valiant Diversion Rk. III ;  Scroll: Valiant Diversion Rk. II ;  Tome: Merciful Penitence Rk. III ;  Tome: Merciful Penitence Rk. II ;  Scroll: Covenant of Sticks and Stones Rk. III ;  Scroll: Covenant of Sticks and Stones Rk. II ;  Scroll: Dawnbreeze's Demand Rk. III ;  Scroll: Dawnbreeze's Demand Rk. II ;  Scroll: Dirge of Lost Horizons Rk. III ;  Scroll: Dirge of Lost Horizons Rk. II ;  Tome: Firewalker's Precision Strike Rk. III ;  Tome: Firewalker's Precision Strike Rk. II ;  Tome: Curse of Fourteen Fists Rk. III ;  Tome: Curse of Fourteen Fists Rk. II ;  Tome: Firewalker's Covenant Rk. III ;  Tome: Firewalker's Covenant Rk. II ;  Scroll: Fungusoid Assault Rk. III ;  Scroll: Fungusoid Assault Rk. II ;  Scroll: Ethereal Ways Rk. II ;  Scroll: Ethereal Ways Rk. III  ;  Planar Energy Shard ;  Greater Dreadmote ;  Median Dreadmote ;  Lesser Dreadmote ;  Minor Dreadmote ;  Glowing Dreadmote ;  Scuffed Traveler's Rucksack ;  Silken Trillium ;  Sorcerer's Vigilant Pauldrons ;  Sorcerer's Vigilant Necklace ;  Sorcerer's Vigilant Earring ;  Sorcerer's Vigilant Belt ;  Soother's Vigilant Pauldrons ;  Soother's Vigilant Necklace ;  Soother's Vigilant Earring ;  Soother's Vigilant Belt ;  Defender's Vigilant Pauldrons ;  Defender's Vigilant Necklace ; Defender's Vigilant Earring ;  Defender's Vigilant Belt ;  Assassin's Vigilant Pauldrons ;  Assassin's Vigilant Necklace ;  Assassin's Vigilant Earring ;  Assassin's Vigilant Belt  ;  Spell: Ring of Stonebrunt  ;  Basic Sandpaper ;  Adamant Triumphant Cloud Subsumption ;  Yard of Combed Silk Cloth ;  Weeping Undefeated Heaven Subsumption ;  Weapon and Shields of Dawn ;  Veiled Victorious Horizon Transmogrificant ;  Square of Refined Leather ;  Purified Grease ; Purified Detergent ;  Purified Clay ;  Perpetual Jinn ;  Heavenly Glorious Void Transmogrificant ;  Glorious Armor of Horizon's Void ;  Fish are Slimy ;  Filament Silk Thread ;  Dense Grain Hardwood ;  Dawn Bound Runes ;  Ceramics of Dawn's Secrets ;  Celestial Mist Jewelry ; Battleworn Stalwart Moon Subsumption ;  Tome: Dissident Weapons ;  Tome: Dissident Shield ;  Tome: Dissident Rage ;  Scroll: Dissident Winds ;  Scroll: Dissident Roar ;  Scroll: Dissident Reinforcement ;  Scroll: Dissident Psalm ;  Scroll: Dissident Paroxysm ;  Scroll: Dissident Fusillade;  Scroll: Dissident Fury ;  Scroll: Dissident Force ;  Scroll: Dissident Fire ;  Scroll: Dissident Fang ;  Scroll: Dissident Companion ;  Scroll: Dissident Blessing ;  Tome: Vexatious Puncture ;  Tome: Venon's Vindication ;  Tome: Shield Sunder ;  Tome: Poisonous Covenant ;  Tome: Merciful Penitence ;  Tome: Mangler's Covenant ;  Tome: Impenitent Influence ;  Tome: Focused Gale of Blades ;  Tome: Firewalker's Precision Strike ;  Tome: Firewalker's Covenant ;  Tome: Curse of Fourteen Fists ;  Tome: Concordant Precision ;  Tome: Concordant Expanse ;  Tome: Axe of Empyr ;  Tome: Arcsteel ;  Scroll: Wildstalker's Enrichment ;  Scroll: Wildstalker's Covenant ;  Scroll: Venomous Covenant ;  Scroll: Valiant Diversion ;  Scroll: Transfixer's Demand ;  Scroll: Transfixer's Auspice ;  Scroll: Stormjolt Vortex ;  Scroll: Spiritual Squall ;  Scroll: Scourge of Destiny;  Scroll: Remote Sphere of Blight ;  Scroll: Musing Gambit ;  Scroll: Mourgis' Swift Decay ;  Scroll: Malevolent Covenant ;  Scroll: Korascian Bolt ;  Scroll: Grant Frostbound Paradox ;  Scroll: Fungusoid Assault ;  Scroll: Frostbound Covenant ;  Scroll: Firebound Covenant ;  Scroll: Ethereal Ways ;  Scroll: Elkikatar's Pandemic ;  Scroll: Divine Reaction ;  Scroll: Dirge of Lost Horizons ;  Scroll: Dawnbreeze's Demand ;  Scroll: Curate's Retort ;  Scroll: Covenant of Sticks and Stones ;  Scroll: Concordant Disruption ;  Scroll: Chromatic Covenant ;  Scroll: Chaotic Poison ;  Scroll: Bloodletting Covenant ;  Scroll: Auspice of Esianti ;  Scroll: Anticipated Intervention ;  Scroll: Zephyr: Esianti ;  Scroll: Translocate: Esianti ;  Scroll: Ring of Esianti ;  Scroll: Esianti Portal ;  Scroll: Esianti Gate ;  Scroll: Circle of Esianti

New Quests: Earthen Dirge ;  Gathering Elements: Air ;  Gathering Elements: Water ;  Gathering Elements: Earth ;  Thin out the Mephits ;  Free the Wardens ;  Lost Missives ;  Slippery Slope ;  Relic Raider ;  Tyrant of Fire ;  Mold Seeker ;  Delivery ;  Remodeling ;  Strange Magic ; Fragmented Coterie  ;  Beyond the Ex-pyre-ation Date ;  Sweeping Up the Brumes ;  Serving Another Master

Updated Quests: Zombie Flesh ;  TBL Rank III Level 108 Spells: Median Spellbound Ring ;  Reakash's Revenge ;  Fight Fire ;  Prisoner's Dilemma ;  All Hail the King ;  Scalding Webs We Weave ;  Crafted from Ash ;  Slimy, Yet Sizzling ;  Fire and Fury ;  Enter Mearatas ;  Serving Another Master ;  Relic Raider ;  Tyrant of Fire  ;  Lost Missives ;  Slippery Slope  ;  Champion of The Burning Lands (30 Points) ;  Insects of Air (Stratos) (10 Points) ;  The Ruby Tear (Aalishai: Palace of Embers) (10 Points)  ;  Skeleton Killing ;  TDS Progression #23: The Cost of Balance ;  Earning One's Place ;  Fight Fire ;  Political Awareness ;  Enter Mearatas  ;  Enter Mearatas

Updated Recipes: Prophet's Conflagrant Gauntlets

Bestiary Updates: Atdehim Sqonci ;  Champion Arlek ;  Zigg Flin ;  a kyv eyecollector ;  The Dark Lady ;  Jailor Muxfan ;  a forest giant keep guard ;  Waves of Saffron Sky  ;  Dinn ;  an ancient water warden ;  Jericog Merkin ;  Rusted Stalagtite ;  Stalwart Flicker ;  A Shady Swashbuckler ;  Wanderer Astobin [Druid Spells 1-25] ;  Verna Leinar [Transportation Spells] ;  Quarenarn Elditia [Transportation Spells] ;  A Shady Swashbuckler ;  Ruby Icefall Blossom  ;  Charlotte ;  Spear Sundering Ivory ;  Everna Delestrod [Quests] ;  Flexing Devout Purpose [Quests] ;  Dirge in the Catacomb ;  Obsidian Sundering Master [Quests] ;  Unrepentant Sunrise [Quests and Raid] ;  Emli Widgetton ;  A Key ;  A Ring or Blazing Sorrows Darkness ;  Dirge in the Catacombs ;  Ebon Ice Servant ;  Towering Silhouette ;  A Door ;  Alabaster Rose Moon ;  Shadow Metal Guardian ;  Crackjaw ;  Kroggl [Raid Recruiter] ;  Glopruk Tigglum [Raid Recruiter] ;  Sagacious Great Jade [Merchant] ;  Wandering Spring Soul ;  a brume armor ;  Silent Sun ;  a pyre armor ;  Phibbit [Quests] ;  Obsidian Sundering Master [Quests] ;  Fairelwil Amsapi [Spells] ;  Virtuous Dusk [Progressive Spells] ;  Soulbinder Tania ;  Gaellane Ivyweaver ;  Biski Teezlen [Adventure Merchant]

New Zones: The Trials of Smoke

Zone Updates: The Chamber of Tears


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