Letter From the Producer

"Erollisi Day" events, the upcoming Improved Looting System, and EverQuest's 16th anniversary are among the topics touched upon in this latest letter from the producer:

Greetings Norrathians!

We hope that 2015 finds you well and that your New Years resolutions are still intact. This year, we resolve to post to Sense Heading once a month and we're going to start by barely squeaking in our January post before the buzzer.

The team is hard at work on various projects that will land later this year. It's good to get back into the swing of things after a relaxing winter holiday break. But it's not fair to keep the fun all to ourselves, so allow us to tantalize you with a glimpse into the future. Here's what to look forward to in EverQuest in 2015!

(More after the jump...)

January 29, 2015

Here are today's updates:

New Items: Castaway Coif of the DivinerHighwater Leggings of CarnageHighwater Leggings of the FangHighwater Cowl of the FangHighwater Tunic of the TenderHighwater Gloves of the TenderHighwater Greaves of HavokHighwater Vambraces of HavokHighwater Helm of HavokHighwater Armwraps of the FangHighwater Boots of the TenderHighwater Boots of HavokTideworn Wristband of the FangTideworn Coat of CarnageTideworn Tunic of the FangTideworn Leggings of the FangTideworn Cowl of the FangTideworn Gloves of the FangTideworn Wristguard of the FangTideworn Sleeves of the DivinerTideworn Leggings of the UnwaveringTideworn Cowl of the UnwaveringTideworn Gloves of the UnwaveringTideworn Tunic of the TenderTideworn Wristguard of the TenderTideworn Armwraps of the FangTideworn Boots of the FangTideworn Armwraps of the UnwaveringTideworn Armwraps of the Tender

New Recipes: Castaway Coif of the DivinerTideworn Armwraps of the TenderTideworn Armwraps of the UnwaveringHighwater Armwraps of the UnwaveringHighwater Armwraps of the Unwavering

Updated Zones: Tempest Temple: Clearer SkiesKatta Castrum: Deluge: The Edge of BalanceBrother Island: The Cover of NightCaverns of Endless Song: Two Sides of the ShieldDegmar, the Lost Castle: Burden of the Past

Updated Items: Tome: Phantom Assailant Rk. IITome: Monkey's Spirit Discipline Rk. IIDark-Ringed Cape

Updated Quest: The Defense of Lendiniara

Updated Bestiary: a Gor Taku scoutA Shak Dratha Guardsmana Loda Kai poachera gor taku bruisera Loda Kai tradera gor taku buildera Gor Taku earthcallera gor taku sentryA Shak Dratha DathiarFabled HammertoothFabled Monstrous Sea TurtleFabled SwordfangMilitary Chest (hard)a shadowbone ascendantBurning BonesCommander Galenth

January 28, 2015

January 27, 2015

January 26, 2015

Here are some updates for today:

Updated Items: Sales LedgerWind-Up Music BoxFramed PaintingBlue Diamond BroochBlood-Stained ProboscisStale DelphiniumPermafrost CrystalsCrystal Embedded Discord StoneLustrous Dragorn ScalesDragorn TailDragorn Wing BonesVitrik ClawMemory OrbUkun HeartBroken Ukun LeashUkun Heart BloodNoc FleshNoc GutsPolished Noc TuskDamp Fog of the FieldVial of Pious Dragorn BloodDragorn FangRune Binding PowderScroll: Illusion: Cursed SirenBlue Diamond Gem Embedded Earthbound StoneGem of the Thaumatox ShardCrystal Embedded Earthbound StoneOrb of Delvers' OverzealGoblin SkullGoblin PartsRallosian Power GemOgre BloodOgre MeatMillik's LegMillik's HeadFine Orc ScalpFine Orc War BeadsOrc EyeFine Orc EyeElven BloodHigh Elf PartsGnome BloodGnome MeatDwarven BloodDwarf MeatFine FeathersFresh Meat

Updated Quests: Supply InterruptionArgin-Hiz #1: Burning CuriosityThaell Ew Ritual Hero's Forge Armor

Updated Bestiary: Sulon McMoora muddite minora gorge minotaura muddite elderan evil eyea chasm minotaura goblin mendicanta goblin evokera goblin priesta goblin prelateLord SviirLord SoptyvrKhrix Fritchoffa muddite recordkeepergoblin minerGreshvoulegoblin minerWarlock J`Rathhusk of Pixtt Kretv Krakxta batBloodsuckerShopkeeper MarianaShopkeeper OrosoShopkeeper TrystolShopkeeper VyvianKaevon Maeloraa scavenger magicae

January 23, 2015

The Item Collector is currently non-functional (broken by Friday morning's patch). We should have it back up and running within the next few days.

Enjoy your weekend!

New Bestiary: an enchanted goleman imperial golema bone spiked golema brackwater elementala brackwater gooa pit vipera sacrificial slavea shimmershell scaraba Shissar arcanista Shissar boneslithera temple skirmishera Shissar hydrologista Shissar sacrificera Shissar necrotheurgista Shissar reavera temple conscripta Shissar revenanta temple guarda temple patrolleran enchanted golema Shissar scalemenderan elite Doomsayeran imperial goleman ornate chest

Updated Zones: Zhisza: Leave No Stone UnturnedSilyssar: The Source of Shissar PowerSilyssar: Immortal Coils

Updated Items: Amiculua UmbraculoPicus InauremClauvi AnuliumObexa PrimiaAmiculua FortitiasFacia IngensScindioProculiasTornaciusArcus EminusAragus TacticsCarmenius FacultusNitoraFacia FatuomFaclutictusVitali ClawMenscurvauraTransfigereaLocus AnuliumDarkwater ArmguardsHighwater BracerRituals of Essence and BloodBloodletting KrisShedded Snakeskin

Updated Quests: Demiplane Tier 3: The MasterJust DessertsLeave No Stone UnturnedThe Source of Shissar PowerImmortal CoilsRaid Expedition: Burn OutTxevu Raid Event: The Gladiator Pit (Key #1)

Updated Recipe: Thaell Ew Leather Chest Ornament

Updated Bestiary: Argyn ShieldstanShissar Supervisor SslarnShissar Supervisor EnpsaShissar Supervisor Mozulla Zhisza Loyalista Blacksail briganda farmerDeicoraxiusa chest (#1a - Captain Tita`s Ghost)a chest (#2a - Praetor Vitio)

Patch Notes for January 23, 2015

Another patch this morning:

- Fixed an issue where Emblems inserted in August cultural armor were being deleted rather than removed to your cursor.
- Fixed an issue that prevented Froglok August Bounder cultural armor from accepting seals.
- Fixed an issue that prevented cultural charms from working with Froglok cultural armor.
- Fixed the Cleave IX - 42 effect on Cultural Raid Elder Chest Seals.
- All Cultural Raid Elder Seals "of the Oracle" should now decay at level 105, instead of just some of them.
- Fixed an issue where the netstat window was not being correctly toggled via its mapped hotkey (Default: F11).

- The EverQuest Team

January 22, 2015

Patch Notes for January 21, 2015

Here are the patch notes for tomorrow morning's game update (servers due up around 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time):

*** Highlights ***

- If you give an item to your pet that it can't equip, the item will now be returned to you.
- Further lowered resist modifiers for all melee abilities from The Darkened Sea. They should land more reliably now.
- Increased the HP on mercenaries of level 101 and above by 10 percent.
- Arx Mentis Hero's Forge Ornaments now drop from raid chests in Arx mentis. Prices on most pieces from Researcher Orbiana have been reduced.
- Focus effects on early The Darkened Sea group items now cap at 103 instead of 100.
- Made an adjustment to the way that NPC character models created prior to the Omens of War expansion are loaded and displayed. This change coincides with a number of graphical updates and fixes to these models.
- The bag opening sound effects have had their volume reduced significantly.
- Sound effects for treading water, entering water, leaving water, and being underwater have been improved.

January 21, 2015