Patch Notes for April 5, 2007

Here is the patch message from today:

April 5, 2007

*** Highlights ***

The Anniversary scavenger hunts and fabled NPCs will continue to be available until April 16, 2007.

Is your EverQuest character a great traveler, a community leader, or do you have a fabled tale to tell? Want a chance to get an item named after your character? Are you "The Fabled Adventurer"? Then show us the tale of your character. Read about The Fabled Adventurer Video Contest on the EQPlayers website.

*** Items ***

- Changed the name of the fine silk that is used to make the seals for cultural raid augments to fine silk swatch.
- Changed the name of the human robes that have the name "cuirass" instead of robe.

*** NPC ***

- Spell caster skeletons in the Buried Sea should now give the correct aggro message.

*** Miscellaneous ***

- Autojoin now works up to level 75 in The Buried Sea zones and Darkhollow zones.
- Fixed a server crash that could occur when a member was added to a raid. This only happened with very large raids.
- Players are now able to see how much damage they are taking from a DoT when it does its damage. This is also filterable in the Options Windows under Filters under My Damage Over Time.
- Players with pets will no longer get stuck in combat when charmed. The pet's hatelist is cleared when owner is uncharmed.
- Campfires will now despawn if the leader removes himself (as the last member).
- Banners should display the correct guild name when targeted.
- The tribute timer should no longer go away when zoning.
- You can now filter the guild banners even when the "Show all" button is not checked in the guild banners management window.
- Fixed crash bug when trying to display a multi-socketed item.

- The EverQuest Team


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Complete fallacy
# Apr 06 2007 at 7:23 AM Rating: Decent
285 posts
of course they could be nice and have it on another day of the week when they are back to back so to not impact the same day player. But making folks happy is not there goal at Soe at all

Actually, they tend to patch at the time of day (and often the day) that has the fewest total players logged in, thus making the largest number happy. Their goal is to make as many happy as possible (yes, so they can earn more money).

zones are all becoming instance versions,hasnt anybody but me noticed the little ripple effects that go across the zones u are in

That's extremely easy to disprove. Find a zone that's perpetually empty, charm a static mob, give it a 2+ hour buff and leave the zone. Come back in two hours and recharm the mob... the buff will still be there. If the zone were instanced and got created only when a person zoned into it, this would not happen.

You sir, are full of it, and full of yourself, but I repeat myself.
# Apr 05 2007 at 9:23 PM Rating: Decent
Guess none of you remember the patches that used to be EVERY Tuesday?
The patches they do now are nothing.
An other wasted free day
# Apr 05 2007 at 1:15 PM Rating: Decent
It only took them 10 hours to figure out their pathetic programmers were not able to even patch it correctly .... Eqgame.exe crashing oh yeah that's not new stuff
An other wasted free day
# Apr 05 2007 at 7:33 PM Rating: Decent
429 posts
I think you're bugged or something. delete and repatch.

I got in on the first try at about 4:30 pm EST. A good 30 minutes before the 10 hours patch was due to finish.
# Apr 05 2007 at 1:14 PM Rating: Decent
its interesrting that they would need to have a 10 hour patch after just having a 8 hour 1 last week? of course they could be nice and have it on another day of the week when they are back to back so to not impact the same day player. But making folks happy is not there goal at Soe at all, it is about making money thus the newest box addition been cheaper with all exspansioning to date. Go ahead ask them if they will credit your card for the difference of what 60 90 dyas when u could still preorder LOL plz dont say 90 days prior to the box set annoucment they didnt know they would sell it at that price:) Lag in zones with 20 people expect more and more of it. :reason they the zones are all becoming instance versions,hasnt anybody but me noticed the little ripple effects that go across the zones u are in :D whatch for the little shifts on the ground, what it the servers are doing is checking to see if there is anyone in the zone, if it has noone in it basically closes down, :reason they are using less and less servers to power the game as a whole, and only dedicate a set amount for the basic zone to run on, only when its alotted number excedes by a set amount will it pull more power to that zone but the ratio doesnt allow for smooth play. notice you cant see as far as you used to be able too in any zone, try running at near bard speed an whatch how many things seem to pop into view at close versus long range as before..oh and post, whine if you want it is your right to do so if you wish...folks dont have to read now do they...

Edited, Apr 5th 2007 5:16pm by ticticboom
French side
# Apr 05 2007 at 12:34 PM Rating: Decent
Living in France, for me the patch began at 1pm to end up at 11pm... (well, I play EQ for awhile now, more than 5 years, and I guess a 10 hours patch actually means 12 or more). Anyway, even on this side of the world the schedule patch timing just and simply sucks. I agree with you all about that.
I also use to play WoW and I'm now wondering how do they manage at Blizzard to patch at decent time of the day, and for an amount of time that is sooooo shorter than EQ.
What is upsetting with EQ is the patches that now come every week and how they last. Are we finally paying for Sony to patch and patch again for hours and hours or is it to just enjoy an online game that is certainly one of the best I tried ?

So, dear American addicted players, just know that here in the old Europe, actually in France, we're also upset (to not say pissed off) about those never end patches.

See you online later anyway )
A patch
# Apr 05 2007 at 12:29 PM Rating: Decent
Whine Whine Complain Complain, let's see windows has to be patched hell any program including eq has to be patched omg yes software has to be patched any and all of it. I feel if you do not like it simple go up destroy everything on your toon or give it away or sale if for all I care, then delete your toon and either log off and never log back on or let your accoutn expire and do not renew it. I would love to see anyone esecpailly for a online word wide game make a game or program that is perfect and never has to be patched or changes made! I can see instead of that wasting time which soe doesn't reallyu care or resopnse to go out and live a life or play some other game, yahoo has allot free online games to play while patch is going on, I can see to many people have way to much free time and scary to think how many woudl and will injury theirseleves the day eq goes bye bye, which will happen one day maybe a week, month, 3 months, 6 months, a year , 2, 5 years, 10 years, will happen, so in other words eq is a game nothing more nothing less. I mean come does it pay your rent, house taxes, care payments, gas, electric bill, etc no I do not care if your a level 1 toon with 100 mana and 25 hp or a level 75 toon with 15 k mana and 20k hp it's just a game plain and simple, if you do not like sony's policy or the direction they are tkaing it, simple do not buy sony products LOL good luck on that and quit PERIOD!!!!
# Apr 05 2007 at 12:26 PM Rating: Decent
36 posts
Come on.. It's a game.. Lets a take a deep breath.. Hold it.. Hold it..

You all complain if there is a bug, yet, then you complain again when there is a patch to fix the said bug? I'm confused.

Now.. If you did your research before you came here, you'd know that the servers were also down for maitnence! Flame that, How dare they try and help you!!! The fiends! Burn the witches...

Keep holding your breath...


Hendoor- One post couldn't sum up your uncontrollable rage? Thought of something to say after you hit " Post Message" ? Remember, Allakhazam DOES have Edit! Hooray!

Bigbadsomethingoranother- Expansion a month? Wow... Either you have super long months, or you have no comprehension of time. It's an expansion per every six months, typically.

Jonwhite- If you'd like to know what they patch, you can hit your Everquest Icon, and after a patch, it will tell you what they patched.. Wow, technology is advanced!

Jgok- 4 A.M. +10 hours=2 P.M.

You can let your breath out now, or not if you don't want to.. Either or.
gettting old
# Apr 05 2007 at 12:25 PM Rating: Decent
Doesn't surprise me. They haven't been able to fix my main character not updating on website since November (level 65 in game but still lvl 14 on the website) and my son's main still doesn't even show up. The expansion mania is ridiculous. I would rather they fix stuff that's already broke - you know bugged PoJ trials and horrible lag in blightfire. They are making it easier and easier to actually kick my EQ addiction. I don't remember any game I have ever played being so problematic. In fact I am feeling nostalgic so I thihnk I will go play some Halo and just blow stuff up.
Long Patch
# Apr 05 2007 at 12:22 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
I feel everyones pain I have the day of too from riving and havent been able to play either a whole day wasted Oh well
# Apr 05 2007 at 12:19 PM Rating: Decent
Pretty sure they are working OT to make sure ya'll are not down over the weekend .. don't be asses.
What the hell
# Apr 05 2007 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
I just started a month ago and i'm getting tired of the patches, I agree with the lag when there is a lot of people,if this keeps up , I will stop playing. What time will the patching be done Pacific time plz answer back.
10 hour patch my ass
# Apr 05 2007 at 12:02 PM Rating: Default
GDI SoE WTF,, I for 1 am getting real sick and tired of these goddamn patches for hours and hours every freekin week, and for what???????
No damn wonder u are loosin customers
what time??
# Apr 05 2007 at 11:57 AM Rating: Decent
when will patch be over eastern time anybody know please??
# Apr 05 2007 at 11:55 AM Rating: Decent
Lets see, 1 expansion every month or close for a few months, Then so many things in each expansion are bugged. Instead of pushing expansions fix the ones you have already put out. Still LD on rezz in new zones, armor that wont dye, severe lag with 20 players in a zone. Just to start. These and more issues fixed will generate more people staying and paying than moving off. Come On SOE give us veterans a break you are bleeding us to death. 3 accounts and this is the thanks.
10 hour patch
# Apr 05 2007 at 11:31 AM Rating: Decent
26 posts
Hm,Something smells here. That is NOT a 10 hour patch. Now we get to beta-test whatever they really messed with and get "surprised" --at the worst possible times. Of course no one will be around to fix things over the long weekend either. /sigh
im never surprised anymore!
# Apr 05 2007 at 11:23 AM Rating: Default
long weekend? patch? what no new expansion?
u folks at sony r slittin your own throats,your your worst enemy by far with ridiculous patch times.
go figure!
# Apr 05 2007 at 11:20 AM Rating: Default
SWEET and they wonder why they r loosin folks!!! 10 hour patch before a long weekend? yep makes sense SONY!
u loose more and more folk everday!
kill your last 2 expansions,with a new expansion and make those zones obsolete!!with better gear in newer expansions?
cater to the school kids with ur SO TIMELY PATCHES? so much for the veterans HUH?
off to FF ,u so SUCK SONY
large raids
# Apr 05 2007 at 11:15 AM Rating: Decent
14 posts
since when is 6 a large raid 8)
# Apr 05 2007 at 11:09 AM Rating: Decent
The DoT report for DoTs cast on yourself is definately a good idea I think. Can't say I enjoy Thursday patches though, as my guild raids PoP and stuff is rarely back up Thurs nights for our raids. :(
Day off and i got to play ....
# Apr 05 2007 at 11:05 AM Rating: Default
Day off work and I got to play .... lets see, read Allaz's. Plug in the long lost Age of Empires, hummmm..... it wont crash. Back to honey-dew this honey-dew that, where is my EQ!!!
The Hummingbird: It stands for immortality. Or sometimes the Sun. Hummingbird is seen by some as a messenger of love and joy. It symbolises energy, wonder and swift action. It is associated with the Ghost Spirit native American religion which teaches a dance that is intended to return the natural balance of the world. thanks to wiki answers.
# Apr 05 2007 at 10:49 AM Rating: Decent
Whatever happened to patches being scheduled for Sunday nights around 11pm? It seems that would be the time with the least amount of players online. It figures the only day of the week I can sit and play they seem toschedule all patches for then.
Nice time to make a update
# Apr 05 2007 at 10:29 AM Rating: Decent
Pick the beginning of a long weekend to have a 10 hour update the game makes alot of sense. Nice lol
10 hours???
# Apr 05 2007 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
10 hours for THAT!!???
# Apr 05 2007 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
- Fixed a server crash that could occur when a member was added to a raid. This only happened with very large raids.
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