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EQ Update #6

Many updates throughout the month folks. Our wonderful content admins have been busy updating from feedback on everything so if you think we have something that needs updated, please post on the page for it. Keep them coming!

We've also been entering in the new hunter acheivements. So far we have GoD through PoR. We'll get the rest added with time.

Make sure to stop by our Discord server to see live updates from myself and others if ya haven't already. You can give updates there or talk about whatever regarding the game and site.

Click Read More to see all the updates.

Game Update 5-19-2021

Here are the patch notes for the May 2021 Update

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May 19, 2021
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*** Highlights ***

- For the first time, you can quickly identify the gains and losses of equipping an item to determine if an item is an upgrade and by how much. See the UI section below for more information.
- New Hunter Achievements have been added for expansions Gates of Discord through Underfoot. See the NPCs section for details.
- Look to the Marketplace this month for the Halfling Heritage Crate. Each crate contains a random item. Trade these Halfling Heritage items to your friends or collect them all yourself!
- Check out everquest.com/packs this month for the new Roguish Rapscallion Pack and Successful Shenanigan Bundle!

*** Items ***

- Descriptive text has been corrected for Outrider of Karana and Norrath Keeper's bundles.
- Augmentation Distillers now stack up to 100.
- Added missing descriptive text for the Evantil Guild Trophy.
- Corrected an issue with the Legend of the Jarsath Destroyer pack that prevented it from giving the Visage of the Girplan as a prize. Replaced one chance at a Jester with Prize: Visage of the Girplan. The chance to get other items is unchanged.
- Look to the Marketplace this month for the Halfling Heritage Crate. Each crate contains a random item. Trade these Halfling Heritage items to your friends or collect them all yourself!
- Check out everquest.com/packs this month for the new Roguish Rapscallion Pack and Successful Shenanigan Bundle!

*** Quests & Events ***

- There will no longer be broadcasts about the tipsy gnome race. You can speak to Teena to get an idea of when it starts up again.
- Fixed an issue that was causing some fabled NPCs to restore all of their health every tick. The following should no longer have this issue: The Fabled Manaetic Behemoth, The Fabled Saryrn, The Fabled Terris-Thule, and The Fabled Warlord Gintolaken. In the Plane of Time instance: The Fabled Tallon Zek, The Fabled Vallon Zek, and The Fabled Saryrn.
- Fixed an issue with the Zlandicar Raid that could cause the dracoliches to spawn too quickly.
- Fixed a reset issue with the Defenders of the Tomb raid that could cause the event to reset if all the drakes were killed. Also reduced the hit points and damage of the drakes by 20% or more.
- Reworked the Rhag Cycle in Ssraeshza Temple using more modern techniques. Each boss should spawn reliably upon the death of the last.
- Modified the fourth event in Deathknell. Ayonae Ro will now become "vulnerable" over time (and health) rather than all at once.

*** Spells ***

- Fixed the spelling of Root Ball Exlosion and Root Bundle Exlosion.
- Corrected an issue where beam spells would sometimes try to hit mounts and targets out of line of sight.
- Necromancer - The Necrotizing Wounds line of spells will no longer stack with itself if cast by the same caster. The spells will do more damage and cost more mana. The proliferation spells that are triggered by these spells are unchanged.
- Necromancer - The Splurt line of spells will no longer stack with itself or with the Necrotizing Wounds line of spells. Higher ranks will deal more damage and cost more mana.
- Necromancer - The Scourge of Fates line of spells will no longer stack with itself. Scourge of Destiny now deals more damage and costs more mana. The spell line no longer uses a shared timer.
- Necromancer - Reduced the damage and mana cost for several DoT lines, including Pyre of Mori, Flashblaze, Searing Shadow, Pallid Haze, Curse of Mortality, and Swift Deconstruction. While these lines were individually not overperforming, in combination they resulted in far more damage than was healthy to allow to continue. Further changes to these or other lines may occur in the future.

*** AA ***

- Corrected an issue where the 'Buy All' button for Mercenary AA Abilities was not properly checking remaining points and prerequisite ranks.

*** NPCs ***

- A full set of Hunter achievements, including new titles and era-appropriate container rewards, have been added to the following achievement categories:
- - Gates of Discord
- - Omens of War
- - Dragons of Norrath
- - Depths of Darkhollow
- - Prophecy of Ro
- - The Serpent's Spine
- - The Buried Sea
- - Secrets of Faydwer
- - Underfoot
- The following Hunter achievement container rewards have had their capacity increased:
- - Novice Dream Hunter's Satchel, from 15 to 26
- - Adept Dream Hunter's Satchel, from 15 to 28
- - Veteran Dream Hunter's Satchel, from 16 to 30
- - Expert Dream Hunter's Satchel, from 16 to 32
- - Satchel of the Dreamslayer, from 20 to 34
- - Novice Veil Hunter's Satchel, from 16 to 30
- - Adept Veil Hunter's Satchel, from 18 to 32
- - Veteran Veil Hunter's Satchel, from 22 to 34
- - Expert Veil Hunter's Satchel, from 24 to 36
- - Satchel of the Veilslayer, from 28 to 38
- - Adept Fear Hunter's Satchel, from 24 to 32
- - Expert Fear Hunter's Satchel, from 28 to 34
- - Expert Shadow Hunter's Satchel, from 30 to 36
- - Satchel of the Fearslayer, from 32 to 40
- All expansion achievement sub-categories have been re-ordered to be more consistent.
- The Hunter achievement "Hunter of Gnome Memorial Mountain" has been moved from the Secrets of Faydwer category to The Burning Lands category as an optional component of the "Burnslayer" achievement.

*** Miscellaneous ***

- Fixed the exit from Velketor's Labyrinth in Torment of Velious to deposit folks in the Great Divide rather than Eastern Wastes.
- Fixed a longstanding zone instability problem related to fellowship campfires.
- Merged groups will no longer include offline members in the creation of a new group. They will need to be invited to the group again if they log back in.

*** UI ***

- Added in the Item Compare feature.
- - You can now easily identify the gains and losses of equipping an item or which slot to equip it in to gain the most benefit.
- - To use this, inspect any equippable or augment item and select the currently equipped item in the new dropdown box you want to compare to.
- - This will allow you to see all the relevant equipment traits, stats, and effects that would be added or removed and any value differences.
- - Your race, class, and deity must match on the item in order to compare.
- Added two additional color options 'Item Stat Positive' and 'Item Stat Negative' which allow you to customize the colors used to display stat values in the Item Display Window.
- Corrected an issue that allowed shared bank bags to be opened while shrouded.
- Corrected an issue where weapon ratio would not accumulate damage correctly if the base item and an augment both had elemental or bane damage. Moved elemental damage to a secondary ratio that displays in parenthesis since it varies by NPC resistances.
- Added a potential fix for the raid window sometimes causing the client to lock up when moving players into groups.
- Messages about pending overflow items when logging in will now be displayed with the System Messages filter instead of showing up with Spell Failures.
- Fixed a typo in the Server Transfer Window.
- Corrected an issue that prevented Loot All in the Advanced Loot window from looting all.

- Changed -
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EQUI_Templates.xml

*** Previously Updated ***

- Extended the first phase of the anniversary events by two weeks.
- Fixed an issue in the mission A Different Perspective that prevented the 6th step "Unlock the way to the seventh floor" element from completing successfully.
- Fixed an issue that was preventing all NPCs in the Plane of Time and some NPCs in other Planes of Power zones from becoming Fabled.

- The EverQuest Team

EQ Update #5

Click on Read More for all the updates in April.

Daybreak Systems Maintenance - April 20,2021

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Hello,

On 4/20 at 12 AM PDT we will be starting a 36 hour maintenance period on some of our internal systems. We have a large migration maintenance of our backend which will impact all game services. During this timeframe all servers will be shut down until the work is concluded. This maintenance is affecting all Daybreak titles. We'd like to thank you in advance for your patience.

The downtime includes time to do our regularly monthly update as soon as the gamewide Daybreak Maintenance is complete.

 


 

April 21,2021 Patch Notes

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*** Items ***
- Added Incense of Tranquility to the marketplace. This is available once Planes of Power opens on your server.
- Increased the duration of the 22nd Anniversary food to match that of the drink.
- Fixed a typo in Prismatic Lance Ornament's name.
- Removed class restrictions on some items that drop from discordlings.

*** Quests & Events ***
- Amalgam Arbiter (Raid) - The retribution spectres will now float up into the center of the room instead of on the other side of the ice wall.
- Vulak'Aerr (Raid) - Fixed messaging about the root balls that claimed way more targets than would be affected.
- Restless Assault (Mission)- Changed the word 'axe' to 'weapon' in one of Narandi's messages because sometimes he's carrying a spear.
- Unity (Anniversary Task) - Added a one hour request timer.
- Guardian of the Sand (Task)- Corrected an issue where the task steps could be completed out of order.

*** Spells ***
- Druid and Wizard - Created teleport spells that teleport to the Plane of Tranquility. These are sold in Shadowhaven and are available once Planes of Power opens. Look for Ealerel Tidebringer and Goesl Sealsonich.
- Enchanter - All spells in the Color Flux line now share the same timer.
- Necromancer - Increased the damage done by Withering Decay, Sphere of Blight, Sphere of Withering, and Sphere of Dissolution. Decreased the damage done by Echo of Dissolution, Remote Sphere of Decay, Remote Sphere of Blight, and Remote Sphere of Withering. Increased the mana costs of the entire line.
- Fixed a bug where group auras would not reapply if a player died, re-entered the zone, and was then resurrected within the area of the aura.

*** NPCs ***
- The efreeti in Western Wastes (CoV) will no longer death-touch their targets.
- The razorgills in the Unity mission will now look like fish.
- Audri Deepfacet in the Plane of Knowledge will now hand you the correct Legendary Jewel Crafting journal.
- Milas An`Rev will no longer be able to be in the same place multiple times.

*** Mercenaries ***
- Fixed some missing text when hiring Othmir mercenaries from Iauld Atiqa in the Plane of Knowledge.

*** Collections ***
- Corrected an issue with collection items from Claws of Veeshan that did not have the attunable flag.

*** Progression Servers ***
- Corrected an issue where out of era AAs could be purchased on progression servers.
- For the first two months after Planes of Power first opens on a server, the giants in the Plane of Storms that normally carry Esoteric Medallions will carry more of them, and other giants in that zone will have a small chance to carry their own medallion.

*** Miscellaneous ***
- Fixed a typo in the name of 'Captain Alron Cuppboard' for the achievement 'Mercenary of The Western Wastes'.
- Fixed an issue where some players would be stuck loading indefinitely when attempting to enter the world. - 22nd Anniversary achievements have now been added.
- Officers can now take leadership of the guild with the /usurp command if no leader or senior officers have been online in the past year.

*** UI ***
- Corrected a typo in the /usurp command.
- Corrected an issue where the Message of the Day would display each time you zoned.
- Adjusted the position of the 'Not Scribed / Scribed' and 'Collected' labels in the Item Display window to not overlap with the tribute values.
- Added weapon ratio to the Item Display Window.
- - Added weapon ratio, damage, and delay to the Find Item and Bazaar search.
- Adjusted the default column widths in the Aura Window to reduce the likelihood that aura names will be cut short by the aura slot value.
- Pet hold and ghold now correctly keep their states after logging out of the game.

- The EverQuest Team

EQ Update #4

Plenty of updates for the month of March.

  • Some Hero's Forge Ornament achievements were created.
  • Plenty of spell recipes were created.
  • Some Shar Vahl armor quests were updated along with the recipes for them.
  • Added a missing Teir`Dal Heritage Crate achievement and attach the items to it.
  • Adjusted the zone pages top text descriptions to align to the left instead of centering.
  • Added Sinister ornaments as rewards of the Mechagnomic Whirlrender raid.
  • Many more updates can be found by clicking on Read More...

Producer's Letter - Winter 2021 & 22nd Anniversary

Site News

We have found three quests for the anniversary. 

Unity and A Riveting Tale, and School Supplies.

Plenty of new items are on the anniversary vendor, a jubilant merchant in PoK. We'll get those items uploaded when our item collector is patched.

 

Item Name Commemorative Coins
Armored Battle Bear Saddle 1750
Burning Steel Broadblade Ornament 395
Crystal Hammer Ornament 395
Dwarven Heart of the World Rapier Ornament 395
Epicurean Egg Salad Sandwich 11
Hedonistic Herbal Tea 11
Lance of the Icestorm Ornament 395
Lieutenant's Ornamental Blade Ornament 395
Metamorph Wand - Darkpaw Gnoll Pup 210
Nightmare Blue Staff Halberd Ornament 395
Nightmare Purple Sword Ornament 395
Ornate Nightmare Staff Ornament 395
Twisted Heart of the Underfoot Hand Axe Ornament 395
Vampire Mace Ornament 395

 You can see screenshots of the above items here.

 

Check out all the anniversary events going on right now here.

 


 

 

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Well Met Norrath!


It’s been a bit of time since we last spoke, and I thought there wouldn’t be a better time than before our 22nd Anniversary.

It’s been almost a year since I was introduced to you as the Head of Studio for Darkpaw, and it’s certainly been an interesting one. I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past year as well as the last 22 years that y’all have been part of our lives.

I’d like to first take a moment to recognize Alan VanCouvering, who you all know better as Absor, he has spent 20 years as part of the EverQuest family and we couldn’t make Norrath what it is without him.

I’m excited to share that we’ve hired several more designers and engineers to once again fill the ranks of the Faceless Ones. While you may have already seen the work of a few the others are deep in training learning the ins and outs of our code and the wends and ways of our stories. I can’t wait for you to see the fruits of their labor. Stay tuned, there are more things on the horizon. If you are interested in joining the Faceless Ones, please be sure to check out our eldritch links, we’re looking for heroic and creative souls to join our ranks.

Last year we switched up the previous release cadence of our TLPs for the launches of Aradune and Rizlona. We have decided to shift our launch window again this year, and we will be merging an additional server. Keep an eye out on the news and announcements forum for more information in the coming months.

And last but not least, we’re celebrating 22 years of Norrath. In addition to previously released anniversary bonus, quests and missions, we’re also introducing two new quests, a brand new mission, new rewards, and new merchant vendor items. Finally, if you are an All Access member and log in between March 16 at 12 AM PDT and April 20 at 10 PM PDT, you will receive an XP potion, the Othmir Fez, and one Hero’s Forge unlocker!

It is both a thrill and an amazing blessing to think about the fact that we’ve had 22 years of sharing stories and adventures together and there are many more to come.

Eyes On The Horizon,
Jenn Chan

Head of Studio, Darkpaw Games

 


 

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It's that time of year in Norrath again! Tomorrow we celebrate the day we first stepped foot into the world we know and love. So thank you for twenty-two years of slaying those dragons, finding new adventures every day with your friends, and exploring the realms of Norrath and beyond. Here are a few of the things you can expect in game, and stay tuned tomorrow for the launch of one last thing.

Logging in between 12 AM PDT on March 16 through 11 PM on March 31 will net you that yearly 50% Bonus XP.

All Access members logging in between 12 AM PDT on March 16 - 10 PM PDT on April 20 will receive the following for their account (Please keep in mind this is one per account not character).

  • 1x Goblet of Adventure III
  • 1x Othmir Fez Hat Ornament
  • 1x Hero's Forge Unlock

We have 2 new quests and a new mission this year that will net you anniversary point, a Horn of Unity upgrade, and maybe an augment or two!

And last but certainly not least, check out the merchant for new items including a mount, Gnoll pup illusion, buffing food, and a new set of Ornaments!


We hope you enjoy all our anniversary offerings and have an amazing time in Norrath!

 

Server Downtime Wed March 10, 2021

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All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 6:00 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 6 hours.

Patch notes for this update will be found in the Game Update Notes section of the forums once they are available.

 

March 10, 2021
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*** Highlights ***

- March 16th marks EverQuest's 22nd anniversary! The Mechanical Fortune Teller in the Plane of Knowledge has information about new quests and a new mission. The Jubilant Merchant has new rewards to earn! We're grateful to all of you for an incredible 22 years of support, and we're excited for the future!


*** Items ***

- Proc chance increase is now correctly applied to Surge of Ice on the Velium Threaded Arcane Staff.
- Volcanic Billow Shard can no longer be placed in a bank.


*** Quests & Events ***

- This Can't Be Good - Animated spell books will have Glowing Pages again.
- Zlandicar Reborn Mission - Fixed an exploit that could grant an unearned chest.
- Sontalak Raid - Both wing buffets are now chromatic resist.
- Aaryonar Raid - The Echoes will no longer be removed when they block a spell. Consider that this will force a change of tactics to control which person has the highest rank of these spells.
- Aaryonar Mission - Made the aura punishment effects less harsh. Root balls will no longer explode and will go away much faster. Reduced the damage caused by Pull of Sleet. Only one fireball will be fired at the target(s) with the highest rank of Echo of Fire.
- Aaryonar Raid and Mission - Added a message when the smaller golems spawn.
- Cleric Epic Changes
- - Blood Soaked Prismatic Priest Robe can no longer be traded.
- - Lake Rathe
- - - Only someone that has handed Lord Bergurgle's Crown to Shmendrik can loot the Damaged Goblin Crown from the spirit of flame.
- - - Once you hand the Damaged Goblin Crown to Natasha you will have to hand a new Lord Bergurgle's Crown to Shmendrik to loot the Damaged Goblin Crown again.
- - - Natasha no longer despawns.
- - - Most of the time Natasha cannot be attacked. She can only be fought when she engages with Shmendrik.
- - - Shmendrik cannot be attacked until someone hands him Lord Bergurgle's Crown.
- - Timorous Deep
- - - Only someone that has handed Blood Soaked Plasmatic Priest Robe to Omat will receive the Ornate Sea Shell II when handing Lord Gimblox's Signet Ring to Natasha.
- - - Once you hand the Lord Gimblox's Signet Ring to Natasha you will have to hand a new Blood Soaked Plasmatic Priest Robe to Omat for Natasha to accept another Signet Ring from you.
- - - Natasha no longer despawns and cannot be killed.
- - - Only someone that has handed Sceptre of Ixiblat Fer and Singed Scroll to Omat will receive the Shimmering Pearl when handing A Message to Natasha to Natasha.
- - - Once you hand A Message to Natasha to Natasha you will have to hand a new Sceptre of Ixiblat Fer and Singed Scroll to Omat for Natasha to accept another Message from you.


*** Spells ***

- Necromancer and Shadowknight - Restored the effectiveness of Spell: Summon Corpse. Lowered its mana cost but it now only summons corpses up to level 60.


*** AA ***

- Wizard - Added 3 new ranks to Fury of Magic that will be auto-granted at levels 12, 30, and 50 to replace the previously hard-coded critical chance bonus wizards are granted at these levels.


*** NPCs ***

- During the Anniversary event, check out the Jubilant Merchant in Plane of Knowledge for some new celebratory goods!


*** UI ***

- Players should now only have to confirm the server ruleset on Aradune and Rizlona once per login.
- Attempting to /consider the corpse of a player who has not yet returned to their bind point will no longer report that the corpse is invalid.


- The EverQuest Team