EverQuest II
Update Notes: Thursday February 22, 2018

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Solusek Ro's Tower: Radiance [Challenge Heroic]

  • The areas that trap players within the second area should no longer trap players who are near the door but not in the room.

Echoes of Innovation [Public]

  • The barrier at the beginning of the zone should now despawn when 36+ players are present and the Public Quest starts early.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • The tradeskill achievement, "A Restitch in Time," will now update after completing each of the listed missions.

ABILITIES
ASSASSIN

  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 7% on live servers.
  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 9% on Time-Locked servers.

BEASTLORD

  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 2% on live servers.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented effects that trigger off of casting advantages such as Truespirit's Ferocity from working when the advantage was a targeted effect.

BERSERKER

  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 11% on live servers.
  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 4% on Time-Locked servers.

BRIGAND

  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 3% on Time-Locked servers.
  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 5% on live servers.

BRUISER

  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 8% on live servers.
  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 8% on Time-Locked servers.

COERCER

  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 3% on Time-Locked servers.
  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 9% on live servers.

DIRGE

  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 10% on live servers.
  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 2% on Time-Locked servers.
  • Added a component to Gravatas that will increase the damage of priest profession abilities by 2.2 per spell tier.

FURY

  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 6% on Time-Locked servers.
  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 8% on live servers.

GUARDIAN

  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 4% on live servers.
  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 5% on Time-Locked servers.

ILLUSIONIST

  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 2% on live servers.

INQUISITOR

  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 4% on Time-Locked servers.
  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 7% on live servers.

PALADIN

  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 5% on live servers.

RANGER

  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 3% on live servers.
  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 3% on Time-Locked servers.

SHADOWKNIGHT

  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 4% on live servers.
  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 6% on Time-Locked servers.

SWASHBUCKLER

  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 10% on Time-Locked servers.
  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 12% on live servers.

TEMPLAR

  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 3% on Time-Locked servers.
  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 6% on live servers.

TROUBADOR

  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 3% on live servers.

WARDEN

  • Increased the damage of profession Spell and Combat Arts by 9% on live servers.

WARLOCK

  • Decreased the damage of Cataclysm X by 19%.

ITEMS

  • Planar Supremacy will now increment the buff based on the total amount of qualifying achievements the character has completed, instead of relying on a forced linear progression.
  • Aluminum orbs from Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Lightning Strikes [Tradeskill] will now be sorted into the Artisan's Harvest Stash.
  • Heated Clay Temper will now longer be sorted into the Artisan's Harvest Stash.
  • The Arcane Ocularum used in Shard of Hate: Eye Spy [Tradeskill] now has unlimited charges and cannot be used while in combat.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented the Leathery Hide and Granite Shield effects from triggering from the Armored Ipsumodon and Mineral Protector familiars.
  • Fixed an issue with Season 3 Fabled familiars that gave them a higher potency increase at Familiar Level 5 for players below level 95.

QUESTS

  • A Stitch in Time, Part V: Sealed With Hate - You may now see the portal to Shard of Hate: New Ownership [Tradeskill] if you are on the section to Take Innoruuk's Seal.
  • A new instance of The Molten Throne, Portals to Nowhere [Tradeskill], is now available. This version offers a different challenge and can be completed to update "A Stitch in Time, Part V: Sealed With Hate."
  • A Restitch in Time: Security Measures will now update after unlocking Meldrath's workshop.
  • A Stitch in Time, Part I: Security Measures will now update after unlocking Meldrath's workshop.
  • A Restitch in Time: Rebirth; Corrected an issue that prevented condensed magma from being harvested in Solusek Ro's Tower: From the Ashes [Tradeskill].
  • Steward Aelin in Qeynos and Steward Kres in Freeport now grant a daily mission that can be completed to earn a current season familiar crate.

PUBLIC QUESTS
Shard of Hate: Gates of Scorn [Public Quest]

  • Raging destroyers no longer regenerate health quite so fast.
  • Harvest Depots for each crafting station now allows for the withdrawal of 30 units of a single resource, up from 6.
  • Turrets now require a specific fuel to build. This incendiary coal is offered free from the merchant, Xil'Tana Rizon, who sells the turret recipes.
  • Scornbone inflicts greater damage than before. This damage can be reduced through crafting.
  • Scornbone can no longer be damaged if he has at least 10 increments of Hateful Brood.

EverQuest
Server Downtime Tomorrow Morning 2-21-2018

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February 21, 2018
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*** Highlights ***

- Fixed several problems with Ring of Scale items. See the Items section below for details.
- Many UI features are no longer expansion restricted on Progression Servers including but not limited to: clicking items from bags, bandolier, blocking spells, and the quest journal.


*** Items ***

- Items that can be converted will now always show the conversion preview link when inspected. Previously this link could only be seen if the item was in your inventory.
- Containers that can be converted must now be empty of all items before they will process the conversion.
- Lore is now enforced in the item recovery system. The recover tab in the merchant window will no longer allow for the storage of multiple items in the same lore group. Destroying an item while another in the same lore group exists in the recover tab will not add the most recently destroyed item to the recover tab.
- Fixed the spell types on Crasher to allow the Remote Healing Blessing V proc to function.
- Skull of Null is now All/All and a charm slot item. Fixed the shielding effect. Changed the click spell to Annul Magic.
- The Mask of Monstrosity from the Plane of Mischief now casts Illusion: Ogre instead of Chill Sight.
- The Hoarded Worker Sledgemallet can be equipped in the primary slot instead of the charm slot.
- Added a Spell Research Table for placement in your house. It can be purchased from Varlad Rahnta in the Neighborhood.
- Lowered the damage on Strike of the Blood Orchid to one-hand weapon appropriate.
- Boon of the Soother now triggers on heals instead of damage spells.
- Scale Touched Dragonbrood Cowl now has Faerune.
- Chalandria's fang now mentions its intended level cap of 100.
- Overlord and Archon Phlogiston armor now have 75 purity.
- Ring of Scale unique edible foragables have had the tradeskill flag removed.
- Ring of Scale chase items now have Augmentation slots.
- For Ring of Scale items, added bash damage to shoulders, backstab damage to cloaks, kick damage to neck items, and frenzy damage to select face items.
- Phlogiston two-handed weapons with negative poison resist now have a save of 127.
- Scale Touched Dragonbrood Armwraps now have Cleave VII - 38.
- Fixed an issue with the stats granted by the Ring of Scale power sources, which were lower than intended.
- Sebilisian Dragonhunter Cowl and Sebilisian Dragonhunter Armwraps now have the correct icons.
- Coercer's Conflagrant Wristguard now has the group poison/chromatic focus.
- Coercer's Phlogiston Wristguard, Archon's Phlogiston Bracer, Dread Suzerain's Phlogiston Bracer, and Feral Lord's Phlogiston Wristguard now have the raid poison/chromatic focus.
- Trader's Satchel and its colored variants are now heirloom.
- The following keys will now be added to the key ring when used: Wind Etched Key, Gem-Etched Key, Symbol of Torden, and Crystalline Globe.
- The Brain in a Jar, Painting: Tink N Babble, Statue: Iksar Head, Emperor Ganak Throne, Statue: Iksar Bust, and Froglok Head in a Jar will now be flush with the ground when placed in housing in Cursor Mode.
- Typos in the following items were fixed: Dull Broadsword of Decay, Rust Venom, Tevik's Vision, Forgeborn Shield, Tome of Tash, Spell: Illusion: White Bunny, and the spelling of Hoshkar in focus effects.
- Claiming an item without having the appropriate available inventory space should no longer result in losing both the item and the claim. Instead, either the item will be placed on your cursor or the claim will be restored.
- Race Change Scrolls will no longer remove spells in your spellbook unless you do not qualify to know them due to deity restrictions.


*** Tradeskills ***

- Salvage can now return all items that were used in the recipe regardless of how many items the recipe returns on failure. For example: failing to create a Conflagrant Fish Scale Sheet can now return between two and ten Conflagrant Fish Scale Swatches instead of just two.
- Changed the name of Conflagrant and Phlogiston Katar to Conflagrant and Phlogiston Claws. Renamed the appropriate recipes. Added the proper offhand look and modified the book Weapon and Shields of Combination to mention claws instead of a katar.


*** Quests And Events ***

- If you leave a shared task, you are no longer able to join a different instance of that task until the task you left ends.
- Drusella's Vault (Raid) - It is no longer possible to trigger the raid by standing in the starting area near the room where the raid takes place.
- Balance of Power (Raid) - It should now be possible to receive the Foul Breath achievement.
- Balance of Power (Raid) - The death of the real High Arcron Ioulin will no longer despawn all adds in the raid.
- Balance of Power - (Raid and Mission) - The portals can no longer be opened like chests.
- End of Empire (Raid and Mission) - Fixed an issue where the Kar`Zok soldiers would sometimes not drop a Defender's Shield. The Combine allies in this fight will no longer be selected when using cycle-target.
- Fell Foliage (Mission) - Removed the mechanic where Caktiikii teleports people into the ravine. Slowed the spawn rate of the adds and increased the number required for the boss to lock his HP by one.
- Fell Foliage (Mission) - Reduced the number of the same cactus adds needed to create the atrocious cactus from 5 to 3. Also fixed a bug that caused one too many to be needed to spawn the atrocious cactus.
- Removed zone restrictions from all of the collect steps of Crestra's earring quests.
- Hoshkar - Cloud of Frailty and Massive Cloud of Frailty now debuff casting speed instead of buffing it. In addition, the slow debuff component now stacks with haste effects.
- Corrected the achievement references in the holiday events.
- Find Fibblebrap - Corathus - Bellfast will now offer his missions properly and will give you all of the information that he was originally intended to give.
- Dreadspire Keep - The statue in Dreadspire Keep that can be used to enter the Demi-Plane of Blood will now work properly in pick zones.
- Flight of the Seeker - It is no longer possible to accidentally kill The Seeker and fail the mission.
- The Master of Dreadspire - Hailing The Master of Dreadspire will reveal which answers you gave to Arturos, Irrissa the Seer, Ur-Koraag, and Ariahn Teller.
- The Master of Dreadspire - The Master of Dreadspire will now remember the top several players of his hatelist and resume attacking them after the Burst of Dawn effect from the Glimmering Dawnstone wears off.
- Porthio, the Second Born - The shared aggro between Porthio and Nightshade should work more reliably.
- Emperor Ssraeshza - Emperor is now tethered to his room.
- Most Vex Thal bosses now tether to their rooms.
- Legacy Heroic Adventures have received several tuning and functionality changes:
- - Heroic Adventure NPCs have lower stats at level 106+, compared to their January 2018 stats.
- - Spells cast by NPCs in Heroic Adventures scale in approximately the same way that the NPCs' stats scale. For levels 101+ this was generally an increase.
- - Heroic Adventures stop scaling at the maximum level in the era they were introduced. For example, 15th anniversary and Call of the Forsaken errands released when the maximum level was 100, so even if there is a level 101+ player in the zone, the highest these adventures will scale is as if the max level player in the zone were level 100.
- - Heroic Adventures experience and point reward scaling have been adjusted to better reflect their difficulty.
- - Heroic Adventures daily quest experience and point reward scaling have been adjusted to better reflect their difficulty.


*** Spells ***

- Fixed a bug where some characters were unable to learn any new combat abilities.
- Corrected an issue where some spells erroneously displayed 'begins to sing a song.<>'
- Berserker - Corrected the descriptions for the amount of hatred reduction on Jarring Jolt and Axe of Rekatok Jolt Effect.
- Cleric - Increased the AC granted by Armor of the Merciful slightly.
- Druid - Increased the AC granted by Arcronite Skin and Arcronite Blessing and adjusted stacking blockers so that they are no longer overwritten by Assurance.
- Druid - Increased the mana regeneration rate of Arcronite Skin to match Arcronite Blessing.
- Druid - Greatly reduced the damage of combined DoTs above level 70. The Flame Lick and Gelid Moonbeam lines have been further reduced in damage to reflect that they were not stackable before stacking groups were created.
- Shaman - Greatly reduced the damage of combined DoTs above level 70.


*** AA ***

- Cleric - Fixed the description for rank 18 of Divine Retribution.
- Magician - Fixed a bug that caused Second Wind Ward to trigger Second Wind on the magician rather than their pet when their pet reached low health. Modified Second Wind to better coexist with other AC buffs.
- Paladin - Fixed a bug where ranks 35-37 of Lay on Hands would not reset on death like previous ranks.
- Rogue - Fixed the duration of ranks 22-23 of Rogue's Fury.
- Wizard - Changed rank 11 of Evoker's Synergy to trigger off of Shocking Vortex rather than Ethereal Braid.


*** NPCs ***

- Overthere and Skyfire (Ring of Scale) - NPC spells Aggressive Buffet, Irritating Spines, Rake, and Soul Drain no longer land through immunities. The Irritating Spines debuff's duration has been reduced.
- Veeshan's Peak (Ring of Scale) - NPCs should regard pets in the more common way now.
- Veeshan's Peak (Ring of Scale) - Hard rares will respawn more slowly and will have a maximum of one power source.
- Xalgoz in Sathir's Tomb has returned to his proper race.
- Lashun Novashine in Plane of Health has remembered what he wanted to say and should now respond properly.
- Big cat familiars will no longer eat other people's familiars, because that's naughty. Bad kitty!
- Depths of Darkhollow - Several quest NPCs are now immune to attack. This includes but is not limited to the Doorman in Dreadspire Keep and Shadowalker Dustspirit in Stoneroot Falls.
- Shadowalker Dustspirit in Stoneroot Falls now has the (Missions) tag.


*** Collections ***

- Many collectibles from Call of the Forsaken and The Broken Mirror now have lore text.
- Fixed the typos in the collectibles and associated achievements for the Dull Broadsword of Decay and Rust Venom.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Many UI features are no longer expansion restricted, including but not limited to: clicking items from bags, bandolier, blocking spells, and the quest journal.
- Added an Agent of Change for the Veeshan's Peak revamp, available when Gates of Discord unlocks.
- The Cazic-Thule instance offered by the Agent of Change will now grant lockouts as intended.
- The Temple of Cazic-Thule will now turn into the Accursed Temple of Cazic-Thule when Planes of Power unlocks.
- The Praesertums in Sanctus Seru are now in the progression instance zone with Lord Inquisitor Seru.
- - The Agent of Change no longer requires the key. It still does a level check.
- - The Arx Key teleports you to the Lord Inquisitor Seru area in the base zone UNLESS you are in the progression instance or a pick zone for Sanctus Seru, in which case it will teleport you to the Lord Inquisitor Seru area in the zone you are in.
- - The entrance point of the progression instance is now near the relative location of the Agent of Change that sends you there, not the Agent of Change is in the Lord Inquisitor Seru area that can teleport you out of the instance.
- The initial ranks of mercenary alternate advancement abilities can now be obtained with the release of Seeds of Destruction.
- Fixed a bug that caused low level fire pets to cast an incorrect spell in eras prior to Planes of Power.
- All adoptable heritage crate mounts now have text in the adopt effect description that state that Luclin must be unlocked in order to adopt the mount.
- The sky and outdoor settings are now consistent between Luclin Agent of Change instances and base zones. This will allow for summoning a mount in the instance if it can be summoned in the base zone.
- Ruins of Kunark must be unlocked in order to claim Kunark teleporter items.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Performed significant upgrades to both the client and server to utilize more modern hardware and operating system features.
- Added a warning message when starting the game on Windows Vista, XP, and older operating systems:
- - In a few months the game will be unable to run on such systems.
- - Please refer to the minimum system requirements on our website.
- Fixed an issue where characters that had previously changed race did not have their innate skills updated to the expected values.
- NPC names will be capitalized at the beginning of FLURRY or RAMPAGE messages.
- Corrected an issue where players on non-PVP servers were hitting a distance limit when /targeting another player.
- Corrected an issue that could cause characters to fail to load into the Character Select screen.
- Corrected several misspellings of Lxanvom.


*** UI ***

- The AA abilities window will now display descriptions for your current ability rank as well as the next rank available for purchase.
- You can now toggle a border on the Task Overlay window.
- Fixed an issue where quests were being removed from the Task Overlay window on logout.
- Merchants that use alternate currencies will no longer purchase your coin items.
- The Find Item Window now filters equipped items and items in your inventory as separate locations.
- Corrected an issue where players were not being added to the guild window after zoning or logging in.
- The bazaar and find item windows UI positioning has been adjusted.
- Added focused mana cost, range, endurance cost, resist mod, and push information to the spell display window.
- The guild window no longer counts players who are not displayed in each page's total, and the players per page setting is now saved.
- Corrected an issue with the Reset button on the Find Item Window.

- Changed -
EQUI_AAWindow.xml 
EQUI_BazaarSearchWnd.xml 
EQUI_FindItemWnd.xml 
EQUI_GuildManagementWnd.xml 
EQUI_TaskOverlayWnd.xml 

*** Previously Updated ***

- Master Vule the Silent Tear - Master Vule will always leave a corpse when slain.
- Corrected a problem that could cause the Cazic-Thule zone to continually repop when a progression instance was active.
- Cleric - All spells in the Holy Intervention Strike line are now Chromatic resists with a -10 modifier. Fixed several other inconsistencies with early ranks of these spells.
- Necromancer - Fixed a problem that prevented Adalora's Shade and Reliving Assassin from spawning pets if you did not have a spell focus that affected them.


- The EverQuest Team

EverQuest II
Update Notes: Wednesday February 14, 2018

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Plane of Disease: Outbreak [Heroic & Solo]

  • The flythrough when High Dragoon V'Aliar spawns will only play while you are on the quest, "Legacy of Power: Realm of the Plaguebringer."

Solusek Ro's Tower: Monolith of Fire [Heroic]

  • Estryxia now only has 10 increments of "From the Ashes."

Solusek Ro's Tower: Monolith of Fire [Heroic & Solo]

  • Estryxia's wall of flames now moves faster.

Plane of Innovation: Security Measures [Tradeskill]

  • Corrected an issue that would prevent the final door from opening if all bits were "true".

ITEMS

  • "Scuffed Torsis Floor Tile" is now appropriately marked as a Building Block house item.

TRADESKILLS

  • "Horizontal Window Frame in Tall Divider of Mossy Briarwood" is now included in carpenter essentials volume 33.

PUBLIC QUESTS

  • Shard of Hate: Gates of Scorn [Public Quest]
  • Azure and Violet Imp Repellents can now be applied one at a time.
  • Spite Grenade and Hate Ball inflict less damage to Scornbone.

EverQuest II
Update Notes: Tuesday February 13, 2018

GENERAL

  • Game Update 105: A Stitch in Time: This update opens a new tradeskill signature line available to level 100 crafters. Check your in game mail or the Plane of Magic to start the adventure. More details may be found here.
  • Fixed a client crash related to switching audio settings.
  • Fixed an issue causing the client to take a long time to start.

FAMILIARS

  • Familiars may now be leveled to a maximum level of 10.
  • Season 3 Familiars are now available from Public Quest missions and the Marketplace!
  • Examining a season 3 Familiar allows you to consume that familiar and add experience to your currently summoned familiar. Full details may be found here.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Planes of Prophecy

  • Encounters now have improved corpse loot, coin and and new curiosities and relics have been added to Planes of Prophecy treasure tables.

Plane of Innovation: The Wasteyards [Raid]

  • Many bosses have had their damage mitigation reduced. You may notice an overall health increase, but the encounters should not take as long even with the offset health increase.
  • The Construct Automaton will no longer be able to be put into a situation where he will no longer gain increments of "Circuit Reversal".

Plane of Disease: Virulent Insurrection [Raid]

  • Corpulus' spawned clouds should now better reflect the area they affect.
  • Both versions of Wretch's "Sicken" spell should now properly check for immunities to AOEs.

ABILITIES

  • Pact of the Fire Tyrant will now cancel when the caster changes Ascension Classes.
  • Corrected a bug with Dark Infestation that prevented the broodlings from casting above level 101.
  • Wards now indicate how much ward is remaining. “YOUR [Wardname] absorbs [#] points of damage from being done to YOURSELF. ([#] points remaining)”
  • Wards will now critically apply for a minimum of a 20% increased ward amount on Time-Locked servers.

ITEMS

  • Narrow Divider of Ethernere Stone - Can now scale very large, like other building blocks.
  • Half Block of Ethernere Stone - Can now scale very large, like other building blocks.
  • Triangle Tile of Ethernere Stone - Can now scale very large, like other building blocks.
  • Stats on the Qeynos city quest Wand of Magical Infusions now match those on the Freeport quest Wand of Illusory Protection.
  • A number of quest rewards from the Fallen Dynasty adventure pack have been upgraded with era-appropriate stats.
  • Items from several Fallen Dynasty raid bosses now have era-appropriate stats. (Direvine Matron, Bonesnapper, Chel'drak, and Xux'laio)

TRADESKILLS

  • Artisan Essentials Volume 3 - 8 new building blocks of elm have been added!
  • Craftsman Essentials Volume 13 - 8 new building blocks of maple have been added!
  • Carpenter Essentials Volume 23 - 8 new building blocks of ash have been added!
  • Carpenter Essentials Volume 33 - 8 new building blocks of mossy briarwood have been added!
  • Carpenter Essentials Volume 33 - 8 new building blocks of briarwood have been added!
  • Carpenter Essentials Volume 43 - 8 new building blocks of fancy fulginate have been added!
  • Carpenter Essentials Volume 43 - 8 new building blocks of plain fulginate have been added!
  • Carpenter Essentials Volume 43 - 8 new building blocks of teak have been added!
  • Carpenter Essentials Volume 53 - 8 new building blocks of banded sandalwood have been added!
  • Carpenter Essentials Volume 53 - 8 new building blocks of plain sandalwood have been added!
  • Carpenter Essentials Volume 53 - 8 new building blocks of indium have been added!
  • Carpenter Essentials Volume 63 - 8 new building blocks of adamantine have been added!
  • Carpenter Essentials Volume 63 - 8 new Halasian building blocks have been added!
  • Carpenter Essentials Volume 63 - 8 new building blocks of rosewood have been added!
  • Carpenter Essentials Volume 73 - 8 new building blocks of redwood have been added!
  • Carpenter Essentials Volume 83 - 8 new building blocks of sumac have been added!
  • Carpenter Essentials Volume 90 - 8 new building blocks of Ethernere Stone have been added!

PUBLIC QUESTS
Planes of Prophecy

  • Public Quests now reward 2 Tears of Ro to participants upon completion, regardless of having the Doctor's Order quest.
  • Public Quests will start sooner than the full 10 minutes if there are at least 36 players present.
  • Riposte damage in all Public Quest zones has been reduced.

QUESTS

  • Epic 2.0 Quests now only require Ascension Level 5 to start. City and Epic 1.0 quests are no longer required.
  • Shattered Seas: Enter the Savage Lands - Guldri will now advance this quest, even if you have already accepted or completed "A Deinodon is Angry".
  • The Allu'thoa Menace - Defeating the Allu'thoa dispatcher in one hit no longer breaks the scripted event.
  • A Source of Malediction - Searching the chest at the top of the dais in The False Sepulcher will now update the quest, even if you have already obtained "The History of Gynok Moltor".
  • A Cauldron's Calling - The guestroom drawers in Nektropos Castle are no longer active for those who already have this quest.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For - Journal now specifies the zone required is "The Tower of the Moon: Infiltration".

EverQuest II
GU 105: A Stitch in Time - February 13, 2018

GU105: A Stitch in Time is almost here! On February 13, this packed new update will bring the new Tradeskill Signature quest line, a new Public Quest, and a new Familiars season to Norrath!

Tradeskill Signature Quest Line
After a hard fought battle in Molten Throne, the adventurers of Norrath were able to put a stop to the plans of the Tenets of Hate, and destroy their portal into the Plane of Time. Although the planes were saved and that threat has passed, the victory came at an unexpected price.

It will be up to the skilled crafters of Norrath to avert the new crisis, and help make the multiverse safe once more. Join Druzzil Ro, Varig Ro, and other members of the pantheon of Norrath as they work to stop an emerging danger before it is too late.

You can read more about the new Tradeskill Signature quest line here.

New Public Quest
The creatures of Hate look upon you and your fellow adventurers and artisans with scorn, wanting nothing more than to devour your mortal souls. You won't fall easily, though, not when equipped with the tools of your trade: swords for some, mining pick for others, beakers for everyone else.

So gather your mighty force of crafters and warriors, hunters and gatherers, as it will take this combined effort to break through the never ending waves of hatespawn and make it out of the new Shard of Hate Public Quest alive!

Familiars: Season 3
Familiar Season 3 is here! Along with a whole bushel of new familiars for you to collect, season three also overhauls he way familiars can level.

With GU105, you'll be able to use new familiars to level your favorites. You can read more about the new familiar leveling system here.

GU105: A Stitch in Time will be coming to Norrath on Tuesday, February 13, 2018! What are you most excited for, Norrathians?

EverQuest II
Update Notes: Tuesday February 6, 2018

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Plane of Innovation: The Wasteyards [Raid]

  • Hacked Clockworks in the Meldrath the Malignant encounter should now be able to use damaging spells on Clockwork Assassins.

Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Storm Surge [Raid]

  • The teleporter toward the beginning of the Blizzard tower area should now activate once a player has used the teleporter that takes you to the top of the tower naturally in progression.

Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Storm Chase [Event Heroic & Duo]

  • Sparks of Frost and Fans of Ice should remain spawned after leaving the instance and returning at a later time.

Plane of Innovation: Gears in the Machine [Solo and Heroic]

  • The warning areas for the Manaetic Behemoth encounter have been made easier to see for those who are colorblind.

ITEMS

  • Corrected an issue that prevented bonus stats from increasing the planar level of the Ruby Heartwood Crossbow.

EverQuest II
The City Festival Starts in Greater Faydark.

February is on the horizon and with it the Kelethin Festival returns to Norrath! The festival begins on February 1st at 12:01am PT and runs until February 7th at 11:59pm PT. It can be found in Greater Faydark on the Green Knoll. Visit the Far Seas caravan merchants to see all of the local specialities and other festival good.

EverQuest II
Update Notes: Tuesday January 30, 2018

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Raids
  • Damage over time spells on players throughout the entire encounter should now scale depending on tier of the boss. Lower tier bosses will gain less damage against an unflagged players and it will increase as the tiers increase.
ABILITIES
  • Enhance: Elegy at Death's Door will now grant 15% additional health and power per tier.
  • Enhance: Elegy of Awakening will now grant 10% additional health and power per tier.
ITEMS
  • Purchasing Rune's from Amarat the Procurer will no longer require completing the Legacy of Power achievement once you have obtained the account unlock to purchase a specific rune.
  • Archaic Round Shield is now properly named Archaic Buckler. Additionally, it may now be used by scouts.
  • The Warden's Aegis now has era-appropriate stats.
  • Updated Fallen Dynasty items to use era-appropriate stats.

 

EverQuest II
Update Notes: Tuesday January 23, 2018

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Storm Surge [Raid]

  • Corrected an issue that would banish players to the zone entrance if they resisted certain abilities from Eindride Icestorm.
  • Vann militis adds in the Eindride Icestorm encounter should no longer stay permanently dazed.

Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Winds of Change [Solo]

  • The range of "Cooperation Blast" in the Stoneskin and Lynhillig encounter has been lowered slightly, the warning area should now match the affected area more accurately.

Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Winds of Change [Heroic]

  • The range of "Cooperation Blast" in the Stoneskin and Lynhillig encounter has been lowered slightly, the warning area should now match the affected area more accurately.

Plane of Innovation: The Wasteyards [Raid]

  • Messaging in the Construct Automaton encounter should be less frequent overall but more accurate to what is actually occurring in the encounter.

ABILITIES

  • Corrected an issue that prevented recapture from triggering.
  • Corrected an bug that prevented Fiery Incineration from stacking from multiple casters.

TIMELOCKED SERVERS

  • Combat Mitigation have been updated to be more friendly to low damage spells.

ITEMS

  • The account flags for Rune of Championship, Glory, Juxtaposition and Witness will now allow purchasing individual runes of the lower tiers.
  • Illusion of the Planestormer may now be used while on a mount.

EverQuest
Patch Incoming Tomorrow Morning 1-17-2018

Patch incoming tomorrow morning folks.

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/server-downtime-january-17th-6-30-am-pt.246508/#post-3618306

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at 6:30AM Pacific (2:30 PM UTC) for maintenance. Servers are scheduled to be unavailable for approximately 5 hours.

If you would like a preview of what is in the patch take a look at the test patch notes here. I'll post the actual patch notes here once they are posted or patched in.

January 17, 2018
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*** Highlights ***

- Added an /outputfile recipes command. See the Tradeskills section for details.
- The Iksar Heritage Crate and the Broker's Backpack Set are now available on the Marketplace!
- Characters that did not have the proper rank of Hero's Fortitude, Resolution, or Vitality should now be fixed.
- Fixed a bug that could result in the loss of mercenary experience at higher levels.
- Corrected the size of target decals for AE spells. Previously they were off by about 10% from the actual size.


*** Items ***

- Mount, Illusion, and Familiar Key Ring Slots have returned to the Marketplace. They now have a cap of 250 slots.
- If an item is stackable and has a convert button, one item from the stack will be converted per click instead of the entire stack.
- Fixed Island Toxin to correctly reduce the target's melee accuracy and increased the duration from 12 to 30 seconds.
- Raised the tier of Improved Dodge on Shattered Mirror of Self-Loathing to VII.
- Bridle of the Balefire Wyvern will now dismiss the mount if clicked again like other mount items.
- Gorowyn Translocator Lantern now notes "This item is placed on a ceiling."
- Scale Touched Dragonbrood Leggings now have Ferocity XI.
- Wrapped Conflagrant augments are no longer temporary and Wrapped Conflagrant type 5 augments stack to 20.
- Ability: Enchant Conflagrant Platinum and Ability: Mass Enchant Conflagrant Platinum are now enchanter only and will correctly teach their abilities.
- The charm descriptions on Polished Ember Relic, Venril Sathir Charm, Ioulin's Warrant, and Conflagrant Charm of Security now correctly state that Ring of Scale armor is required.
- Corrected the visual appearance and icons of Phlogiston Tower Shield, Phlogiston Kite Shield, and Phlogiston Buckler.
- Fixed the name of Signet of the Forge Lord.
- Fixed the negative stats on Grave.
- Fixed the description for Fury of the Beast, the click spell on Beastlord chest items from Ring of Scale.
- Fixed the description for Secretion of the Mamba, the click spell on Rogue leg items from Ring of Scale.
- Fixed the descriptions of Elixir of Clarity XIX, Spider's Bite Poison X, Bite of the Shissar Poison X, Elixir of Health XIX, Healing Potion XIX, Elixir of Healing XXI, Elixir of Spiritualism XIX, Elixir of Replenishment XIX, Spider's Bite Poison Strike XI, Bite of the Shissar Poison Strike XI on various potions and poisons from Ring of Scale.
- Changed the augmentation slot type from 7 to 8 on all Phlogiston non-visible items.
- The purity augmentation slot in Ring of Scale group armor is now type 13.
- Changed the proc on Brilliant One Eye to Burst of Flames III.
- Corrected the proc and focus on Phlogiston Longbow.
- Many legacy Hero's Forge ornaments will no longer drop from higher level NPCs.
- Type 5 Tier 2 augments now drop in appropriate zones.
- Added the ability to place Draconic Poison, Acidic Abrasive, Drachnid Toxin, Phlogiston Miasma, and Draconic Formula in potion belts.
- Irae Faycite Shard: Skorpikis Blade Strike can now correctly be used by rogues.


*** Tradeskills ***

- Added an /outputfile recipes command. It will output the names of tradeskill recipes you know if they qualify you for additional skill points past the 300 cap.
- Sub combine items for Crestra's Earring are now no-trade.
- Changed the text in the Ring of Scale poison book (Osbdosmn) to include a mention of Distilled AA ingredients and correct the reference to Sculptured Poison Vials.
- It is now possible to create Scorpion's Agony XIX, Strike of the Shissar XIX, Strike of Ssraeshza XIX, E`ci's Lament XIX, Myrmidon's Sloth XIX, Fighter's Bane XIX, Vallon's Tactic XIX, Tallon's Tactic XIX, Anger of the Shissar XIX, Hate of the Shissar XIX, Gelidran Lament XIX, Pyrilen Burn XIX, Monk's Bane XIX, Archer's Bane XIX, Warlord's Bane XIX, Messenger's Bane XIX, Quellious' Trauma XIX, Solusek's Burn XIX, and Hero's Toxin III poisons.
- Increased the drop rate of Conflagrant Silk.


*** Quests And Events ***

- Ring of Scale raids will now drop the intended amount of coin.
- Fixed a few typos in Crestra's dialogs.
- Crestra's quests will be more forgiving if you fail to follow instructions and create the earring early. Forcing an update to your inventory (looting or destroying an item) will force an update to your quest if you are currently in this situation.
- Fit for the New World - The guards on patrol will no longer re-spawn and are worth significantly less experience.
- End of Empire (mission) - The mission will no longer grant raid achievements.
- Balance of Power (mission) - Fixed a bug that was making it impossible to succeed at the 'Unburnt' achievement.
- Talendor (mission) - Fixed a messaging error that would say that the 'Hard Way' achievement had failed when it hadn't.
- Talendor (mission) - Nexona no longer casts the raid version of Shadow Flames. Talendor now has hit points more appropriate to a mission for two groups.
- Talendor (mission) - The Veeshan's Peak mission for Ring of Scale now properly requires participants to have the key to Veeshan's Peak.
- Veeshan's Peak (Ring of Scale) - Everyone will need the proper key to be in the zone.
- Fell Foliage (mission) - Made this event more challenging.
- End of Empire (mission) - All three of the soldiers should drop shields.
- Balance of Power (mission) - NPCs in this mission will no longer give raid out of combat cooldowns or /con as raid level targets.
- End of Empire (raid) - Warleader Hegron's corpse will no longer depop if he has loot.
- Chokidai Unbound - The chokidai will find a new master if it can't see the current one. If everyone in the group that is alive in the zone is invisible, it will run away forever and be sad.
- Chokidai Unbound - Lavalisks should no longer fail to spawn at the end of the quest, unless you do not have an egg for them to eat.
- Fixed a bug with some reward sets failing to offer experience for level 106+ players (e.g. the tasks offered by Master Hunter Jilare in Shard's Landing).
- The tasks 'All to Scale', 'Killing Claws', and 'Bipedal Dragons' no longer share a replay timer.
- Fixed a problem with three events that could erroneously send someone on a one-way trip to Qeynos.
- Master Vule, the Silent Tear - This raid is now instanced instead of open air contested. Speak to Margaret Hill in Dreadspire to launch the raid.
- Master Vule, the Silent Tear - This event has received various minor changes and improvements.
- Zi-Thuuli of the Granite Claw - The reward chest for Zi-Thuuli of the Graniteclaw should spawn at his location instead of on a random person in the Demi-Plane of Blood.
- Mayong Mistmoore (Demi-Plane of Blood) - Mayong will only allow a limited number of item debuffs when he is at high health. More opportunities to debuff him will appear as he takes more damage.


*** Spells ***

- Bard songs now display full casting information similar to normal spells when a bard begins to sing.
- Bard songs no longer display a message when the song ends or is interrupted.
- Beastlord - Increased damage, HP, AC, and skills of all level 106+ warders. Increased the level of pets focused by Enhanced Minion XIX and higher.
- Cleric - Increased the damage dealt by Unyielding Hammer of Zeal.
- Cleric - Corrected the spell description for Divine Response.
- Enchanter - Increased damage, HP, AC, and skills of Nureya's Animation.
- Magician - Increased damage, HP, AC, and skills of all level 106+ elementals. Increased the level of pets focused by Enhanced Minion XIX and higher.
- Magician - Fire pets will properly cast Frenzied Elemental Bolt again when under the effect of Frenzied Burnout.
- Necromancer - Increased damage, HP, AC, and skills of all level 106+ servants. Increased the level of pets focused by Enhanced Minion XIX and higher.
- Paladin - Remorse for the Fallen will now affect spells up to level 110.
- Shadowknight - Increased damage, HP, AC, and skills of Minion of T'Vem.
- Shadowknight - Remorselessness will now affect spells up to level 110.
- Shadowknight - The Glowing Clawed Tablet of the Ring of Scale will no longer grant duplicate scrolls.
- Shadowknight - The Glowing Marked Symbol of the Ring of Scale will now grant Scroll: Touch of T`Vem Rk. III in addition to the other level 110 items.
- Shaman - Increased damage, HP, AC, and skills of Mirtuk's Faithful.
- Wizard - Increased damage dealt by Virnax's Pyroblade.
- Wizard - Corrected spell descriptions for Funnel of Frostbite and Claw of Qunard.


*** AA ***

- Characters that did not have the proper rank of Hero's Fortitude, Resolution, or Vitality should now be fixed.
- Mercenary - Changed the prerequisite for rank 11 of Healing Acumen and Mystic Destruction to be rank 15 of Improved Spell Resistance rather than rank 16.
- Berserker - Ranks 4-5 of War Cry of the Braxi will now trigger the correct spell.
- Monk - Fixed a missing 30 second duration extension on ranks 28-30 of Zan Fi's Whistle.
- Paladin, Shadowknight - Enduring Reproval will now focus the level 108 combat ability Spurn.
- Paladin - All ranks of Divine Protector's Unity now include the buff Silent Piety.
- Rogue - Removed the restriction which required you to be invisible to activate Shared Stealth, which fixes the bug where the ability would not last its intended duration if the recipient was invisible.


*** NPCs ***

- Heroic Adventure NPCs will now scale more appropriately at higher levels instead of being drastically easier than similarly leveled content.
- Praetor Scout Ellidia is now findable.
- Added cash loot to NPCs in Ring of Scale zones.
- Made the following changes to the rare NPCs in Gorowyn:
- - Increased the spawn rate of rare NPCs.
- - Changed the placeholder of Head Boiler Akett to a soup boiler so that he is no longer on the same fast-respawning encounter as the meat broilers that are quest targets.


*** Mercenaries ***

- Fixed a bug that could result in the loss of mercenary experience at higher levels.


*** Collections ***

- The items for the 'Rocks and or Boulders' collection set will now correctly spawn in Veeshan's Peak replacing the errantly spawning set 'Dragonhunter's Folly'.
- Corrected a bug where collection items for Sathir's Tomb and Howling Stones could drop from the wrong location.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Enrid Ebonclaw is now available when Omens of War unlocks.
- The Curse Begins - This task can now be completed in era. Nisha Lightbrook's spawn is now restricted to Dragons of Norrath.
- The Ring of Scale Painting can now be claimed after House of Thule has unlocked on the server.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Corrected the size of target decals for AE spells. Previously they were off by about 10% from the actual size.
- Race Change Scrolls will now properly grant racial skills.
- Fixed a client crash that could occur when logging into the game or logging out to server select.
- Corrected an issue with /target not consistently working on corpses or players with a corpse in the zone.


*** UI ***

- Added pagination to the guild management window.
- - By default, the page size is 100.
- - This greatly improves responsiveness and performance of the window for large guilds.
- Alternate Currency vendors that offer parcel services will now properly mail your items.
- The merchant window now displays expanded coin cost as a tooltip.
- Purchasing an item will no longer cause the merchant window to scroll back to the top every time.
- Added a default text color for the UI.
- Corrected an issue where the client could crash when changing loot filter settings.
- The bazaar and find item windows UI positioning has been adjusted.

- Changed -
EQUI_AAWindow.xml 
EQUI_AchievementsWnd.xml 
EQUI_AchievementWnd.xml 
EQUI_ActionsWindow.xml 
EQUI_AdvancedDisplayOptionsWnd.xml
EQUI_AdvancedLootWnd.xml 
EQUI_AdventureLeaderboardWnd.xml
EQUI_AdventureRequestWnd.xml 
EQUI_AdventureStatsWnd.xml 
EQUI_AggroMeterWnd.xml 
EQUI_AlarmWnd.xml 
EQUI_AlertHistoryWnd.xml 
EQUI_AlertStackWnd.xml 
EQUI_AlertWnd.xml 
EQUI_AltStorageWnd.xml 
EQUI_AudioTriggersWindow.xml 
EQUI_AVA_ItemSearchWnd.xml 
EQUI_BandolierWnd.xml 
EQUI_BankWnd.xml 
EQUI_BarterMerchantWnd.xml 
EQUI_BarterSearchWnd.xml 
EQUI_BarterWnd.xml 
EQUI_BazaarConfirmationWnd.xml 
EQUI_BazaarSearchWnd.xml 
EQUI_BazaarWnd.xml 
EQUI_BigBankWnd.xml 
EQUI_BlockedBuffWnd.xml 
EQUI_BlockedPetBuffWnd.xml 
EQUI_BodyTintWnd.xml 
EQUI_BookWindow.xml 
EQUI_BugReportWnd.xml 
EQUI_CastingWindow.xml 
EQUI_CharacterCreate.xml 
EQUI_CharacterListWnd.xml 
EQUI_CharacterSelect.xml 
EQUI_ChooseZoneWnd.xml 
EQUI_ClaimWnd.xml 
EQUI_ColorPickerWnd.xml 
EQUI_CombatAbilityWnd.xml 
EQUI_CombatSkillsSelectWindow.xml
EQUI_ConfirmationDialog.xml 
EQUI_Container.xml 
EQUI_DynamicZoneWnd.xml 
EQUI_EditLabelWnd.xml 
EQUI_EQMainWnd.xml 
EQUI_EventCalendarWnd.xml 
EQUI_ExtendedTargetWindow.xml 
EQUI_FeedbackWnd.xml 
EQUI_FellowshipWnd.xml 
EQUI_FileSelectionWnd.xml 
EQUI_FindItemWnd.xml 
EQUI_FindLocationWnd.xml 
EQUI_FriendsWnd.xml 
EQUI_GemsGameWnd.xml 
EQUI_GiveWnd.xml 
EQUI_GroupSearchWnd.xml 
EQUI_GroupWindow.xml 
EQUI_GuildBankWnd.xml 
EQUI_GuildCreationWnd.xml 
EQUI_GuildManagementWnd.xml 
EQUI_HelpWnd.xml 
EQUI_HeritageSelectionWnd.xml 
EQUI_HotButtonWnd.xml 
EQUI_HtmlWnd.xml 
EQUI_IconSelectionWnd.xml 
EQUI_InspectWnd.xml 
EQUI_Inventory.xml 
EQUI_ItemDisplay.xml 
EQUI_ItemExpTransferWnd.xml 
EQUI_ItemOverflowWnd.xml 
EQUI_JournalCatWnd.xml 
EQUI_JournalNPCWnd.xml 
EQUI_KeyRingWnd.xml 
EQUI_LargeDialogWnd.xml 
EQUI_LayoutCopyWnd.xml 
EQUI_LFGuildWnd.xml 
EQUI_LoadskinWnd.xml 
EQUI_LootFiltersCopyWnd.xml 
EQUI_LootFiltersWnd.xml 
EQUI_LootSettingsWnd.xml 
EQUI_LootWnd.xml 
EQUI_MailAddressBookWindow.xml 
EQUI_MailCompositionWindow.xml 
EQUI_MailIgnoreListWindow.xml 
EQUI_MailWindow.xml 
EQUI_ManageLootWnd.xml 
EQUI_MapToolbarWnd.xml 
EQUI_MapViewWnd.xml 
EQUI_MarketplaceWnd.xml 
EQUI_MercenaryInfoWnd.xml 
EQUI_MercenaryManageWnd.xml 
EQUI_MercenaryMerchantWnd.xml 
EQUI_MerchantWnd.xml 
EQUI_MIZoneSelectWnd.xml 
EQUI_MusicPlayerWnd.xml 
EQUI_NameChangeMercWnd.xml 
EQUI_NameChangePetWnd.xml 
EQUI_NameChangeWnd.xml 
EQUI_NoteWindow.xml 
EQUI_ObjectPreviewWnd.xml 
EQUI_OptionsWindow.xml 
EQUI_PetInfoWindow.xml 
EQUI_PlayerCustomizationWnd.xml 
EQUI_PlayerNotesWindow.xml 
EQUI_PlayerWindow.xml 
EQUI_PotionBeltWnd.xml 
EQUI_ProgressionSelectionWnd.xml
EQUI_PurchaseGroupWnd.xml 
EQUI_PurchaseWnd.xml 
EQUI_PvPLeaderboardWnd.xml 
EQUI_PvPStatsWnd.xml 
EQUI_QuantityWnd.xml 
EQUI_RaceChangeWnd.xml 
EQUI_RaidOptionsWindow.xml 
EQUI_RaidWindow.xml 
EQUI_RealEstateItemsWnd.xml 
EQUI_RealEstateLayoutDetailsWnd.xml
EQUI_RealEstateManageWnd.xml 
EQUI_RealEstateNeighborhoodWnd.xml
EQUI_RealEstatePlotSearchWnd.xml
EQUI_RealEstatePurchaseWnd.xml 
EQUI_RespawnWnd.xml 
EQUI_RewardSelectionWnd.xml 
EQUI_SendMoneyWnd.xml 
EQUI_ServerListWnd.xml 
EQUI_ShareWnd.xml 
EQUI_SkillsWindow.xml 
EQUI_SocialEditWnd.xml 
EQUI_SpellBookWnd.xml 
EQUI_StoryWnd.xml 
EQUI_TargetOfTargetWindow.xml 
EQUI_TargetWindow.xml 
EQUI_TaskOverlayWnd.xml 
EQUI_TaskSelectWnd.xml 
EQUI_TaskTemplateSelectWnd.xml 
EQUI_TaskWnd.xml 
EQUI_TemplateCharacterWnd.xml 
EQUI_TemplateSelectWnd.xml 
EQUI_TextEntryWnd.xml 
EQUI_TipWnd.xml 
EQUI_TitleWnd.xml 
EQUI_TrackingWnd.xml 
EQUI_TradeskillWnd.xml 
EQUI_TradeWnd.xml 
EQUI_TrainWindow.xml 
EQUI_TributeBenefitWnd.xml 
EQUI_TributeMasterWnd.xml 
EQUI_TributeTrophyWnd.xml 
EQUI_VideoModesWnd.xml 
EQUI_VoiceActionBarWnd.xml 
EQUI_VoiceMacroWnd.xml 
EQUI_VoteResultsWnd.xml 
EQUI_VoteWnd.xml 
EQUI_ZoneGuideWnd.xml 
EQUI_ZonePathWnd.xml


*** Previously Updated ***

- Corrected the rewards for the quests Stomp the Invaders, Stomp the Defenders, and Tooth and Fist.



- The EverQuest Team