EQ Update #32 2016

May Preview: Stat Consolidation is coming

Roshen posted a thread yesterday, indicating that there will be some overhauling of how character and item statistics will be displayed after the next patch.  This stat consolodation apparently won't take anything away but will streamline how various statistics will appear in game:

(From the offical EQ forums page)

Greetings, people of Norrath!

On (or around) Wednesday, May 18, 2016, we’ll be rolling out our next update. In this update, we’ll be changing what is commonly referred to as “mod2s” on items. We know that changing how item stats display may seem like a big change. This won’t impact you in a negative way, and we wanted to start a conversation about this before it happens so you know what to expect.

In the May update, we’re changing some stats from being separate entries on your character window to being properties of heroic stats. In their current form, the following mods are ones that most characters have easily capped since The Buried Sea (our 2007 expansion):

  • Accuracy
  • Avoidance
  • Combat Effects
  • Damage Shield
  • Damage Shield Mitigation
  • DoT Shielding
  • Shielding
  • Spell Shielding
  • Strikethrough
  • Stun Resist

Having these stats visible on current items serves no real purpose, and ends up adding clutter and complexity to the game that doesn’t need to be there. Our goal with these changes is to reduce clutter on items and on your inspect window, in order to make it easier for you to better understand items at a glance.

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Progression Server Changes

Roshen posted the following on the official Everquest Forums today:

 

Hey all,

We’re grateful for the continued support for progression servers like Ragefire, Lockjaw, and Phinigel. We’re always working to improve and update EverQuest for all of our players, and we’ve got some updates that we’re rolling out for progression servers this year. Since things will be different than what some players on Ragefire, Lockjaw, and Phinigel are expecting, we wanted to get this conversation started early and explain why the team has decided to make these changes.

 

 

EQ Update #31 2016

Updated Quests: Ratskin GlovesBearskin GlovesWolfskin Gloves

Bestiary Updates: a decayed sentry stoneDyth X`Teriaa manservanta human skeleton (Hampton)Captain Jack AviakChas C. Reisburya wandering spirit

 

Edited in Bestiary Updates: a chest (Hate's Fury Setting Sail)

NOTE: submitting images of NPC's is a great way to keep the site updating. Please see the comments section on this update posting for some tips.

Servers Down - Wednesday, April 20th

Yesterday, Roshen posted that all Everquest Live servers will be brought offline for a ptach.  Beginning Wednesday, April 20th at 6:30AM Pacific Time, all servers will be unavailable for approximately three hours.

Status updates will be posted to the EQ Forums and on Social Media if additional downtime is needed.

Patch notes appear below...

EQ Update #30 2016

Looking For Answers?


Have we finally got all of the Heroic Adventure versions of The Broken Mirror zones up?

Are the tasks correctly linked?

Some zones we have decent NPC populations for, others we have very few.


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Lastly... is the item collector working? I haven't seen any new entries in a while, which really cuts down on the updates. I personally have barely played in a few months, so we need the regulars to let us know what is happening. If it is broke... please go to sitefeedback forum and post.


Also, it's important for the general EQ forum to have some post traffic that isn't initiated by an ADMN. Let's call it optics.


Bestiary Updates: Render

New Zones: Sul Vius: Demiplane of Life: Under the Robe

Zone Updates: Sul Vius: Demiplane of Life: Under the Robe

EQ Update #29 2016

The Tale of Lanys T`Vyl

If there's one thing that seems to add ambiance to Everquest, it's the rich lore that surrounds the game.  With every expanion, the story grows.  Quests revolve around the game lore, even the character races weave into the fabric of the game's story. 

Tonight, while sitting in POK, I saw the following message from GM/Guide Oldurn. It's been a while since I attended one of these story events, and back in the day when I was a Guide (yes, I admit it..) I loved to participate and run quest events for the players.  So, of course, intrigued, I decided to attend and listen to the story below.  Since we're in a slow week here, I thought I'd share it here for anyone who cares to enjoy...

[Thu Apr 14 22:05:26 2016] Oldurn murmurs, Those who delve into knowledge and lore, I have a story to weave upon your ears, meet me near the Large bank in PoK  to hear my tale.

[Thu Apr 14 22:07:19 2016] Oldurn waves at Aaikan.

Oldurn begins to cast a spell.

Oldurn is blessed with visions of the future.

Smalls is blessed with visions of the future.

You gain insight into things unknown.

Oldurn begins to cast a spell.< Precognition Rk. II>

Jexabel is blessed with visions of the future.

Aarpoch begins to cast a spell.

Aarpoch begins to cast a spell.

Aarpoch begins to cast a spell.

Aarpoch begins to cast a spell.

Oldurn says, 'Well i suppose we shall begin.....'


Aarpoch says, 'daay!!!'

Aarpoch lidteng intenvlq.

Oldurn coughs.

Oldurn says, 'Hear now the story of Lanys T`Vyl, who was conceived during the Festival of the Moon of Blood, who was born to high priestess Vendela G`Kal, and who was taken by Innoruuk as his own child!'

Daybreak Games General Maintenance

From the Everquest Forums:

Attention players: we will perform a general maintenance beginning at 3:00AM PDT* on Tuesday, April 12th. The amount of downtime may vary, depending on the service.

If the downtime extends beyond six hours, we will update this thread.

This maintenance may impact the following Daybreak services across all games:

  • Game logins for all Daybreak games
  • Forum & Web logins for all Daybreak games
  • Commerce and account management for all Daybreak games

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a game-specific maintenance. There will be no update or patch notes.

EQ Update #28 2016

 

Are you worthy to wield?

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Soulfire.

Having never played a paladin (yet) in Everquest, it is easy to miss some of the unique flavor the devs put into the game. Clearly a great deal of care was put into crafting the quest chain that is Soulfire. Thanks to user Death Templars significant input, I was able to massively update the faction impact of this quest. Reading the write up, put together thanks to past users, it made me really want to do the quest... to the point that I might even consider doing it on a non-paladin (true trophy hunting when you do it for an item your character can't even equip). Maybe this finally compels me to play a Paladin...

So a very belated /salute to the dev team from way back that implemented what is one of the most lore-drenched quests in the game.

Who's got a Soulfire? When was the last time you punished some Innoruuk worshippers or undead with it?

 

Updated Quests: Zimel's Blades (Quest for SoulFire)The Frikniller FamilyRatfink Mystery