Ngreth is Back as an EQ Dev!

Ngreth

 

Don't know Ngreth? Let's just say it has something to do with http://www.eqtraders.com/   (the legendary EQ tradeskiller site if you didn't know).

 

Ngreth was an EQ dev for a period of time when a lot was done with tradeskills in the game. Maybe you loved the changes/additions and maybe you didn't, but they were being worked on with dedication for sure.

 

It's fair to say tradeskills haven't been a huge focus in new content in recent EQ times. But lots of tradeskillers still sub to the game. We're not aware of any significant EQ Dev recently moving on, so seeing Ngreth back looks like an add to the team. If you don't like tradeskills, that means some other dev has likely had that taken off there list to work on whatever tidbit is your favourite instead (see it's good to be optimistic).

In short, welcome back Ngreth!

 

 

Sources include:

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/ngreth-back-on-the-team.233064/

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/tlp-cultural-do-not-meet-requirements.232684/page-2

Foggy memory

 

EQ Update #39 2016

What's Your Best Fabled Story?

 

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My personal favourite fabled story was getting my first fabled mob the very first year they did it: Fabled Mootu. My ranger was very low-level at the time and it was one of those fights that I ended up with like 5% health. I wore that fabled cloth cap for the next 30 levels (even though upgrades were easily out there). I'm not as fond of the newer fabled with all the level restrictions on the gear as they tend to start a bit high.


I'd like to see them "twice-fabled" the NPC starting with the first wave so that vanilla NPC would drop their current fabled plus a twice-fabled that was interesting to the level 85-90 crowd for the easier kills and 105+ for the "hard" stuff to get. Note that not adding new fabled NPC, just adding more loot candy isn't as big of an ask devlopment wise to breathe new life into this annual event. Thoughts?

 

Updated Quests: Key to Sebilis


Bestiary Updates: Guardian Of Xalgozskeletal guardianNaxot DeepwaterThe Fabled XalgozThe Fabled Fjokar Frozensharda Dungeon Rot infectedElwin Faerlinorc oracleorc legionnaireEmperor CrushRetlon Brencloga dwarven slaveorc emissaryroyal guardorc pawnan elven slavean elven priestOrc Scoutsmanorc trainerLord Darishan alligatorGor, the DominatorQuarmorc centuriona dwarven smithorc slaverOrc Warden

EQ Update #38 2016

Identifying Goblins

 

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We could use new/better pics of most of the goblinkind in Norrath. Some goblin entries appear to be crossed up (i.e., Kunark pic posted for the last 9 years under old-world goblin). If submitting images is your thing, please help. If looking at goblins and saying if the pic is accurate is your thing, please feel free to post under goblins that are represented incorrectly.

 

Goblins deserve to be known for who they are. They think we'll be good to eat. Goblin Rights Now!

 

Updated Items: Small Patchwork TunicSmall Patchwork Sleeves

Updated Quests: Bone Chips (Kaladim)Custom Naliedin LuteRaid Expedition: The Journey Home

Bestiary Updates: a goblin whelpNezekezenaEdvard Tommelsa Darkroot gardenerShirik`s Guardiana harbinger of fear

May 27/16 Bonus Weekend in Everquest!

From Laylaih's post on the Daybreak official boards:

 

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Norrathians – are you ready to take advantage of everything this long weekend has to offer?

Beginning at 12PM PT on Friday, May 27, 2016 and continuing until 12PM PT on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, all players will receive 50% bonus XP and double faction! This promotion is available on ALL servers, including Time-Locked Progression servers.

Not satisfied with just double faction? Pick up and stack a “Double Faction Potion” from the marketplace and increase your faction gains (and losses) even further.
Marketplace part of the posting after the jump...

EQ Hardcore Heritage LGuk & Unrest

From Dexella's official board posting:

 

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Hardcore Heritage events have returned for 2016! We just wrapped up the increased challenges in Blackburrow and Cazic-Thule, and now it’s time to head to Lower Guk and Unrest!

For those who may have missed the events previously, Hardcore Heritage is a chance to revisit popular zones from classic EverQuest, but with a challenging twist! The zones are leveled up and the loot has improved.

Beginning on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, you will be able to venture into Darkened Ruins of Old Guk (Lower Guk) and Greater Unrest (Unrest). Undead frogloks and more have returned to take on adventurers who are leveled up to 85. Gear up and get ready for your adventure, but hurry! These events only last a limited time, and the zones will return to normal on June 8, 2016 at 11PM PDT.

Want more information? Visit Fanra’s wiki!
Taken from Fanra's impressive wiki:
Look forward to:
Wednesday, June 8 Crushbone a/k/a Clan Crushbone
Permafrost a/k/a Permafrost Caverns
90 Wednesday, June 22
Wednesday, June 22 Castle Mistmoore a/k/a The Castle of Mistmoore (Map)
Nagafen's Lair (Map)
100 Wednesday, July 20

 

EQ Update #37 2016


Bestiary Updates: a frenzied alligatorYngaln the FrozenVimVigor

QUARM!

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Taken from Holly Windstalker's Post on the official Daybreak boards:

 

Good day, Norrathians!

It’s hard to believe we are almost out of spring and into summer! I wanted to take a moment and let you know what the team is working on and what’s coming.

First, Quarm! This new server will launch this summer! It’s a limited-time server where all characters are on a race to defeat Mata Muram! Here are some details:

  • New server with Omens of War-era features, zones, and advancement.
  • Goal: Race to defeat Mata Muram.
  • Based on your accomplishments on Quarm, you’ll be able to earn special rewards that can be claimed by characters on another server (live OR progression).
  • Start at level 51 with 50 AA and gear.
  • Free trading of items (like you can on the Firiona Vie server).
  • True Box.

We’ll have more information to share on the Quarm server as we get closer to opening this up to a beta test with players. Like our other special servers, access to Quarm will require membership.

Progression servers have been moving along nicely. Hard to believe that Ragefire opened on May 20 last year! Lockjaw and Phinigel both unlocked The Scars of Velious content on their servers recently, and players there have quickly been making their way through that era’s raid content.

The Memorial Day weekend is coming up and we have something special planned for players. Stay tuned to hear more at the end of this week.

Also, on June 1, we will launch our new Legends of Norrath Loot Pack – Legend of the Jarsath Destroyer – on our marketplace. This new pack will have loot from The Jarsath Destroyer, Fall of the Estarim, Debt of the Ratonga, and Drakkinshard. The previous loot pack, The Legend of the Dragonbrood, will go into the vault at the end of the day on May 31, so don’t miss out! It’ll be a while until it’s seen again!

And, as is true each year, we are well into our next expansion’s development. We’ll start giving you details as we get a little further along this year.

We are looking forward to another great year with our Norrathian faithful at our sides. Thanks for joining us!

Sincerely, as always,

Holly “Windstalker” Longdale

EQ Update #36 2016

EQ Update #35 2016

EQ Progression Server News Compilation May 2016

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TLDR version:

-Phinigel server unlock schedule has been modified to give devs time to play with PoP. Many people very upset on official forums about the idea of combining GoD and OoW as a single expac release.

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/sense-heading-progression-server-changes.232356/

 

-Then Phinigel server had Velious unlock (accidently) a wee bit early.

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/phinigel-velious-unlocked-weds-may-18-2pm-pdt.232718/

 

-On Lockjaw, people are trolling Faceless Insanity for having woken the Sleeper, which they haven't done yet. I got suckered in myself by the false report. When FI (or whomever) does wake the Sleeper, post in general here at Zam and let us know.

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/sorry-lockjaw-we-had-to-wake-the-sleeper.232723/

 

-On Phinigel, Grisvok is the leader of Asylum of Shadows and is proposing a server-wide attempt at killing the Sleeper in era.

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/phinigel-sleeper-awakening-7-30-public-event.232714/

 

-For those not playing on Phinigel, you can server transfer between Lockjaw and Ragefire as per the usual methods.

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/transfer-from-lj-to-rf-how-does-it-work-exactly.232774/

 

Some large cut and pastes from the Official Boards after the jump.