Patch Notes for September 19, 2014

A small patch-for-the-patch this morning:

*** Update ***

- Fixed a problem that prevented the Bundle of the Ancient Gods from being removed when it was activated.
- Berserker - Corrected a problem that incorrectly allowed Savage Spirit to stack with disciplines such as Brutal Discipline.

*** Previously Updated ***

- Corrected a problem that was sending archery damage, /who, and other types of text to the wrong filters.

- The EverQuest Team

September 18, 2014

September 17, 2014

Here are some midweek updates for you:

New Recipes: Spell: Blessing of the Timbercore Rk. IISpell: Summer Prominence Rk. IISpell: Sunbrand Rk. IISpell: Argent Frost Rk. IISpell: Tectonic Shock Rk. IIRegal Reaver ArmbandRegal Reaver BootsRegal Reaver CuirassRegal Reaver GlovesRegal Reaver GreavesRegal Reaver HelmRegal Reaver Sleeves

New Bestiary: a dark ritualist peta flesheating beetle petHigh Priest Darsia petHigh Priest Casmion peta dark ritualist expert pet

Updated Item: Luminous Bangle

Updated Achievement: Achievement: Hunter of Sanctum Somnium

Updated Quests: Breakdown in Communication #12: Inktu'taCooper #3: The Descending Tower

Updated Bestiary: a drachnid augurera drachnid fanatica drachnid inquisitora drachnid tormentora bright wardenan arcane wardenArchmagus ErlenArchmagus NesalieThe Beast Kinga bladedancer guardianConjurer NallenDemonologist SharraThe Dream CollectorThe Dream DestroyerExecutioner Bashkaa flesheating beetlea giant warlorda goblin raid leaderHigh Priest CasmionHigh Priest Darsiaan infected ratKnight Captain ElenaKnight Captain RoschLarrow the Dementeda lifeweaver servantMaster Thief Quentina psychotic leprechaunRites Master Loretta shadow wardena shieldbearer guardiana soulmage servanta spellsword guardiana spellward servanta hungry scavanger beetlea head servant

Patch Notes for September 17, 2014

Here are the patch notes for tomorrow morning's EverQuest game update (server downtime estimated from 5 A.M. to 8 A.M. Pacific Time):

*** Highlights ***

- Implemented several requests from SOE Live! These items are marked with an asterisk in the notes below.
- Players now have the ability to sell all of the items within a container in the merchant window. See details in the UI section. *
- The forges of Rallos Zek have been issuing new helms to the minions in Plane of War. There are also rumors that the Grandmaster has been given a special helm. (New Hero's Forge helms are available in Plane of War)
- A new unit of currency, the Noble, is now circulating in Norrath! You can use it to transfer very large amounts of currency at once. You can buy them from "Noble Exchange" merchants found near banks in starting cities, certain camps of transients, the Plane of Knowledge, and the Bazaar. *

September 16, 2014

Patch day tomorrow:

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 5:00 AM Pacific* in preparation for the September game update. The servers are estimated to be unavailable for approximately three hours.

Here are today's updates:

New Recipes: Intricate Stonetooth ArmbandIntricate Stonetooth BootsIntricate Stonetooth CuirassIntricate Stonetooth GlovesIntricate Stonetooth GreavesIntricate Stonetooth HelmIntricate Stonetooth SleevesSpell: Gorgon Skin Rk. IISpell: Drape of Fear Rk. IISpell: Touch of Dyalgem Rk. IISpell: Loathing Rk. IISpell: Touch of Iglum Rk. IISpell: Rallied Rampart of Vie Rk. IISpell: Hand of Reliance Rk. IISpell: Frenzied Renewal Rk. IISpell: Blood of the Devout Rk. IISpell: Ealdun's Mark Rk. IISpell: Order of the Earnest Rk. IISpell: Elixir of the Ardent Rk. IISpell: Armor of the Earnest Rk. IISpell: Legacy of Bonebriar Rk. IISpell: Argent Crystals Rk. IISpell: Shell of the Reptile Rk. IISpell: Lunamelioration Rk. IISpell: Mask of the Arboreal Rk. IISpell: Adrenaline Blast Rk. IIOrnate Stonetooth ArmbandOrnate Stonetooth BootsOrnate Stonetooth CuirassOrnate Stonetooth GlovesOrnate Stonetooth GreavesOrnate Stonetooth HelmOrnate Stonetooth SleevesSimple Stonetooth ArmbandSimple Stonetooth BootsSimple Stonetooth GlovesSimple Stonetooth GreavesSimple Stonetooth HelmSimple Stonetooth SleevesSimple Stonetooth Cuirass

Updated Item: Fear Touched Boots

Updated Achievement: Achievement: Hunter of Morell's Castle

Updated Bestiary: BielaiskBishop the ScornedChief MaederDaelaiDreamweaverEsmeralda the VengefulFeral JackrabbitForest PhantasmGezrielaGnarlvineGreetaGuardian AtherHansNesseunOmander the DevotedOruff the SeerRedmur the DreamlancerSeawitch PersionSilbacleSongstress LaioniSpecklesThe ConstructorThe PuppeteerWisp of HopeZerkelos the DamnedPakjol the Hungry

Letter From the Producer

Some items touched upon in the latest Letter From the Producer: Beta recruitment and release/ordering information for The Darkened Sea expansion; Player Studio robes; the Plane of War's "flaming helm"; and changes in this week's patch:

Hello Norrath!

It’s been about a month since SOE Live and in my opinion it was best SOE Live event ever. I was extremely pleased and excited to see the increased participation and interaction between you and our team over the course of this year. It has to be the most positive response I have seen and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope you did too.

Well, we’re all back in the office and the team is focusing on The Darkened Sea Expansion coming to you in just over a month. We will begin our expansion Beta tomorrow (September 16, 2014) and it will run through October 24, 2014. The Early Access launch of The Darkened Sea for All-Access members starts on October 28, 2014. If you have not signed up for our Beta period yet, I urge you do that now to get in as early as possible to check things out. You can SIGN UP HERE.

September 15, 2014

September 12, 2014

There is a new type of currency - an alternate to platinum - currently on the Test Server. The "Noble" is a substitute for (valued at) 100,000 platinum and is meant to make high-value Bazaar trading a little less cumbersome. You can read up about it here in the "Sense Heading" section of the EQ Forums.

New Item: Heroic Protective Scales

New Bestiary: a high elf wizard petPlaguebone Overlord petskeletal minion

New Recipes: Regal Stonetooth ArmbandRegal Stonetooth BootsRegal Stonetooth CuirassRegal Stonetooth GlovesRegal Stonetooth GreavesRegal Stonetooth HelmRegal Stonetooth SleevesGlorious Stonetooth ArmbandGlorious Stonetooth BootsGlorious Stonetooth CuirassGlorious Stonetooth GlovesGlorious Stonetooth GreavesGlorious Stonetooth HelmGlorious Stonetooth SleevesExtravagant Stonetooth ArmbandExtravagant Stonetooth BootsExtravagant Stonetooth CuirassExtravagant Stonetooth GlovesExtravagant Stonetooth GreavesExtravagant Stonetooth HelmExtravagant Stonetooth Sleeves

Updated Quest: Raid Expedition: The Plane of War

Updated Achievements: Achievement: Hunter of Al'Kabor's NightmareAchievement: Hunter of Fear Itself

Updated Recipes: Extravagant Stonetooth CuirassExtravagant Stonetooth GreavesExtravagant Stonetooth SleevesGlorious Stonetooth ArmbandGlorious Stonetooth BootsGlorious Stonetooth CuirassGlorious Stonetooth GlovesGlorious Stonetooth GreavesGlorious Stonetooth HelmGlorious Stonetooth Sleeves

Updated Bestiary: Queen Klaknaka berserk mammotha drachnid bloodknightDrenza drolvarg captainEmperor CrushGeneral JyleelGrasterHeartwood MasterJenni HollowfieldMootoa mountain giant patriarchPlaguebone OverlordPrincess KlaknakWinfrey the MadZyren ShadowriverAncient DracolicheArgendevDecrepit WarderDeranged ToadDreadDyalgemEngorged SpinechillerEssence of TerrorFrightGiant PhoboplasmIrak AltilIreblind ImpIron FistKaterra the AnguishedMastelynMindleechNightmare of ThuleOdiumPossessed SamhainRerekalenShakareTempest ReaverTerrorTwisted TormentorUndaleenUndead ShiverbackWraith of a ShissarZykeana drachnid sorcerer peta drachind necromancer peta drachnid priest peta shadowed bleedera Klaknak Dronean enraged frightfinger pet

September 11, 2014

September 10, 2014

Here are some midweek updates for you:

New Item: Tome: Phantom Assassin Rk. III

New Bestiary: ambushing thiefambushing thiefambushing thiefambushing thiefGuard Tolax

Updated Items: Queen's Bedchamber KeySpell: Focus Makeshift Spellcaster's EssenceWrapped PaintingWrapped PaintingWrapped PaintingWrapped PaintingMangled Leather Tunic TemplateCrude Spinneret FluidCrinkled NoteFractured Dragon Scale

Updated Quests: Only The Blind Will See (Level 80+)Only The Blind Will See (Level 35)Only The Blind Will See (Level 15)Legends of Norrath #11: Dragonbrood - The AnarchsSkulk #1: The Hills Are AliveRozz #2: Royal Access

Updated Bestiary: an iksar betrayerambushing thiefLoneq VardrinThimble Thrasherambushing thiefMianoanoca cinder trunka decomposing corpsea deformed revenanta diseased revenanta Doomscale cultista flaming jacka forest eldera gehein skirthtamera grizzly beara hill lionessa lava rocka lavacrust stridera liona lurking ursarachnida molten soula molten spirita molten stridera mudsoula mudspirita putrid corpsea quickwitted crowa rabid wolfa rambling jacka returning spirita scarecrowa scheming crowa shambling corpsea skirth boneshreddera skirth fleshbitera skirth manglera skirth scourera smoldering scarecrowa sojourning spirita starving beara starving liona starving lionessa tirun enforcera traitorous guarda twisted corpsea twisted revenanta twisted treespirita water spiritan ash trunkan empowered revenantan orafik spyan ursarachnid spinecrusher