Hotfix Notes for November 20, 2014

A hotfix today added a temporary work-around for the bugged Degmar task "Crying for the Dead" and made Brother Island a little more kite-friendly:

*** Hotfix ***

- Crying for the Dead - You can now receive credit for creating the Full Degmar Inkwell by hailing Thubr Axebringer in Degmar (as long as you have the Full Degmar Inkwell in your inventory). The necessity to hail Thubr is temporary until the next patch.
- Fixed the issue that would cause some of the raids in Arx Mentis to reset after completion.
- Fixed the issue that caused some of the books employed by Principal Quastori Numicia to be immune to attack.
- Removed Summoning from almost all NPCs in brother island. Only the rare NPCs, furthick chargers, and furthick pounders continue to summon. Additionally, siren seekers, siren stealers, siren slashers, and brother guards no longer summon in the mission “The Cover of Night.”
- Fixed an unusual situation that prevented the Proloxis that fight for Principal Indagatrix Lucia from being snared as intended.

November 20, 2014

Yesterday's patch knocked out the Item Collector - we will have that back up and running as soon as we can.

New Items: Highwater Sleeves of CompulsionHighwater Sandals of Compulsion

New Bestiary: a cursed piratea lava spirita lost sirena reef craba reef crawlera reef walkera sea bansheea sea goblin shamana sea goblin warriora sea naga evokera sea naga stormcallera storm championa storm dervisha tempest dervisha tempest evokera tempest keepera treant guardiana warden of Tunarean air spiritan earthen dervishan enraged rocksnapperan ocean calleran ocean serpentPetran Searakea conjured storma storm totema totem disruptora totem guardBindess LonKelpin LarchKrinoch JalOgnit Eznertoba Castrum praetoriaa Castrum praetoriana Combine brutalisa Combine infiltratora Combine spellstrikera Combine spellstriker petArcanist TivalinFiriona VieHead Mage AntiusHead Attendant HaestusLanys T`VylResearcher ChlearpaSeer IchamedesSorcerer XyclTactician SodutTsaph KattaUna Lucema Combine strikerLifekeeper of the Beloveda wailing banshee

New Recipes: Highwater Sandals of CompulsionHighwater Sandals of CompulsionDarkwater Spiritwalker Wrist BandDarkwater Spiritwalker WristguardDarkwater Spiritwalker WristguardAugust Khala Vir ArmbandAugust Khala Vir BootsAugust Khala Vir CuirassAugust Khala Vir GlovesAugust Khala Vir GreavesAugust Khala Vir HelmAugust Khala Vir SleevesAugust Autoactuated ArmbandAugust Autoactuated BootsAugust Autoactuated CuirassAugust Autoactuated GlovesAugust Autoactuated GreavesAugust Autoactuated HelmAugust Autoactuated SleevesAugust Servolinked ArmbandAugust Servolinked BootsAugust Servolinked CuirassAugust Servolinked GlovesAugust Servolinked GreavesAugust Servolinked HelmAugust Servolinked SleevesAugust Metalofiber ArmbandAugust Metalofiber BootsAugust Metalofiber BreechesAugust Metalofiber CapAugust Metalofiber GlovesAugust Metalofiber SleevesAugust Metalofiber RobesSimple Khala Dun ArmbandSimple Khala Dun BootsSimple Khala Dun CuirassSimple Khala Dun GlovesSimple Khala Dun GreavesSimple Khala Dun HelmSimple Khala Dun SleevesRegal Khala Dun ArmbandRegal Khala Dun Boots

Updated Zones: Tempest TempleKatta Castrum: Deluge

Updated Items: Median Briny EssenceTerrifying JawsElemental EmbersElemental ResidueCorrupted Shissar FangEnchanted Stone ShardPellarus FragmentSkeleton PartsElemental FluidsWater Elemental ResidueRogue Elemental CorePlatinum Plated Worm Pinion Gear Model XIXOutcast's Journal Page 22Sicarria AuctusVeneniumPink DiamondMedal of the CommanderDegmar Dwarf Blood

Updated Quests: TDS Progression #6: Just RecompenseArx Mentis Event #1a: Captain Tita's Ghost

Updated Achievement: Achievement: Hunter of Degmar, the Lost Castle

Updated Bestiary: an old gargoyleSouth Point LatcherRedstreakCommander Alast DegmarDagda Icefurya Degmar citizena Degmar residenta chest (#1a - Captain Tita`s Ghost)

November 19, 2014

Patch day today: Servers should be back up around 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time / 11:00 A.M. Eastern Time (patch notes posted here).

New Item: Highwater Sleeves of the Conjuror

New Quest: Daily Task: Heroic Adventures

New Recipes: August Vah Anima ArmbandAugust Vah Anima BootsAugust Vah Anima CuirassAugust Vah Anima GlovesAugust Vah Anima GreavesAugust Vah Anima HelmAugust Vah Anima SleevesAugust Brambleborn ArmbandAugust Brambleborn BootsAugust Brambleborn CuirassAugust Brambleborn GlovesAugust Brambleborn GreavesAugust Brambleborn HelmAugust Brambleborn Sleeves

Updated Zones: Argin-Hiz: A Posthumous PropositionTower of Rot: Brendaleen's SchemeNeriak Fourth Gate: The Toll RoadNeriak Fourth Gate: The Sealed GateNeriak Fourth Gate: The King's CourtNeriak Fourth Gate: Royal AccessNeriak Fourth Gate: Late CheckoutNeriak Fourth Gate: Hate Hath No FuryEthernere Tainted West Karana: The Other BrotherEthernere Tainted West Karana: Seeking RefugeEthernere Tainted West Karana: Remember the DeadEthernere Tainted West Karana: Protected PassageEthernere Tainted West Karana: Life After DeathEthernere Tainted West Karana: A Helping HandDead Hills: The Hills Are AliveDead Hills: The Descending TowerDead Hills: Scouting AheadDead Hills: Into the HillsDead Hills: Excavating an AnswerDead Hills: Disrupting the RitualDead Hills: Death PeaceDead Hills: Clearing a PathDead Hills: Artifacts of Great ImportanceBixie Warfront: Working OvertimeBixie Warfront: They've Gone Too Far This TimeBixie Warfront: They're Everywhere!Bixie Warfront: The Thunder Gun EscapeBixie Warfront: The Great HuntBixie Warfront: Jacyll's JailbreakBixie Warfront: General Sagrinta's Last StandBixie Warfront: Espionage Starts at HomeBixie Warfront: Endless WarBixie Warfront: Assault the Main HiveBixie Warfront: Always Follow the Money

Updated Items: Golden DeepfinTropical SeafruitBay SeaweedHighwater Bracer

Updated Quests: Snazlieu #1: Espionage Starts at HomeSnazlieu #2: Always Follow the MoneySnazlieu #3: Working OvertimeYrelia #1: The Great HuntYrelia #2: They've Gone Too Far This TimeYrelia #3: They're Everywhere!Crizlyna #1: Assault the Main HiveCrizlyna #2: Jacyll's JailbreakCooper #1: Clearing a PathCooper #2: Excavating an AnswerCooper #3: The Descending TowerGribble #1: Into the HillsGribble #2: Scouting AheadGribble #3: Disrupting the RitualSkulk #1: The Hills Are AliveSkulk #2: Artifacts of Great ImportanceSkulk #3: Death PeaceLark #1: The Toll RoadLark #2: The Sealed GateLark #3: Late CheckoutRozz #1a: The King's CourtRozz #1b: Hate Hath No FuryRozz #2: Royal AccessMarla #1: A Helping HandMarla #2: Seeking RefugeMarla #3: Protected PassageEstle #1: Life After DeathEstle #2: Remember the DeadEstle #3: The Other BrotherKraklest #1: Endless WarKraklest #2: The Thunder Gun EscapeKraklest #3: General Sagrinta's Last StandBrendaleen's SchemeA Posthumous PropositionTDS Progression #6: Just RecompenseTDS Progression #8: Loyal is the HeartTDS Progression #12: Crying for the DeadCastle RelicKedge Counterblow

Updated Bestiary: Snazlieu the ShadowAmbassador CrizlynaNaturalist YreliaCaptain Russell CooperGribble GrobblenobberSkulk the MadaxeGuard HamarnRozz T`VerBattlebreaker KraklestBrother EstleMarla GaslowLark D`TradisBrendaleen ThundershieldRestless SpiritHorthin BlackbookCuisinier Sraskus

Patch Notes for November 19, 2014

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

*** Highlights ***

- Guard Hamarn in Ethernere Tainted West Karana would like tales to tell of heroic adventures. Each day he will offer you bonus experience if you do any of four Heroic Adventures from Call of the Forsaken for him.
- New Frostfell and New Year's achievements are available! These achievements cover two years of New Year's events and five years of Frostfell events.
- Rewards on Heroic Adventures have been updated to better reflect the time it takes to complete them.
- Experience gains from killing NPCs in Heroic Adventures has changed. The total experience is about the same, but a much smaller amount is granted on their death, while the remaining amount will be granted when the Heroic Adventure is completed.
- Lockout timers for Heroic Adventures have been reduced by half.
- Level minimums for Call of the Forsaken Heroic Adventures have been lowered to 75.
- Global drop raid gear in Call of the Forsaken can once again be found in Heroic Adventures and missions.
- The experience modifier in all of The Darkened Sea zones has been increased.
- Physical resistances on The Darkened Sea NPCs have been reduced.
- Casters may now bind themselves in Brother Island, Thuliasaur Island, and the Tempest Temple.
- Fixed an issue with zone XP scaling. Kill experience will now be scaled to your individual level rather than the level of the person in your group who had primary kill credit.
- Increased the experience modifiers on numerous NPCs throughout the game that had high HP combined with a low experience modifier.
- Caster DPS mercenaries will now attempt to move closer to your group if they are out of spell range during a battle.
- Caster DPS mercenaries, when set to the Burn stance, will now attack an enemy NPC regardless of that NPC's current HP.

November 18, 2014

November 17, 2014

Here are some updates for today:

New Items: Darkwater LeggingsMarauder's Ragged SashVeneniumAuctus CoreBuccaneer's Dragon RingSpell: Illusion: TyrannosaurusRing of HollowsFailed Experiment No. 53Dread Vnayyanye's CensorBoundless Helm Symbol of the BroodBoundless Helm Symbol of GrowthBoundless Helm Symbol of JudgementBoundless Helm Symbol of WildfireBoundless Helm Symbol of CompassionBoundless Helm Symbol of the WarmongerBoundless Helm Symbol of StillnessBoundless Helm Symbol of the DepthsBoundless Helm Symbol of StormsBoundless Helm Symbol of the FarceurBoundless Helm Symbol of DevotionBoundless Helm Symbol of TerrorBoundless Helm Symbol of BelowBoundless Helm Symbol of InfestationBoundless Helm Symbol of the SkepticHighwater Wristguard of the AssassinTransforming Rapier of the Caverns OrnamentHighwater Gauntlets of the RevenantDistinctly Human Leg BonesFrayed NooseTideworn Gloves of the Frozen FlameTome: Unflinching Attention Rk. IIScroll: Legion of the Indagator Rk. IIScroll: Captivation Rk. IIScroll: Decree of Tashan Rk. IIScroll: Chromarift Rk. IIScroll: Remote Color Concourse Rk. IIScroll: Pacified Mind Rk. IIScroll: Enticer's Echo Rk. IIScroll: Enticer's Aura Rk. IIScroll: Bewildering Flash Rk. IIScroll: Runic Torrent Aura Rk. IIScroll: Shield of Consequence Rk. IIScroll: Krasir's Mending Rk. IIScroll: Halcyon Bluster Rk. IIScroll: Reefmaw's Bite Rk. IIScroll: Historian's Intervention Rk. IIScroll: Spirespine's Pandemic Rk. IIScroll: Tribal Pact Rk. IIScroll: Regenerating Counterbias Rk. IIScroll: Olesira's Faithful Rk. IIScroll: Sraskus' Drowse Rk. IIScroll: Livio's Affliction Rk. IIScroll: Sephry's Malady Rk. IIScroll: Krasir's Recourse Rk. IIScroll: Sluggishness Rk. IIScroll: Malosenete Rk. IITome: Hack Rk. IITome: Exuberant Dagger-Throw Rk. IITome: Reefcrawler Blade Rk. IITome: Jugular Hack Rk. IITome: Blinding Burst Rk. IIScroll: Wildfire Boon Rk. IIScroll: Copsestalker's Vigor Rk. IIScroll: Nettlespear Coat Rk. IIScroll: Wildfire Ash Rk. IIScroll: Kromtus Balm Rk. IIScroll: Swarm of Glistenwings Rk. IIScroll: Windgale Boon Rk. IIScroll: Bellow of the Predator Rk. IIScroll: Lingering Darkness Rk. IIScroll: Frozen Wind Rk. IIScroll: Strength of the Copsestalker Rk. IIScroll: Jolting Swords Rk. IITome: Jolting Cut Kicks Rk. IITome: Enraging Cut Kicks Rk. IIScroll: Cloak of Nettlespears Rk. IITideworn Coat of the DivinerTideworn Boots of the DivinerTideworn Gauntlets of the DivinerCastaway Coat of the DivinerCastaway Boots of the DivinerScroll: Spiritual Elaboration Rk. IIIScroll: Frightening Rune Rk. IIIScroll: Mana Reciprocation Rk. IIIScroll: Drown Rk. IIIScroll: Chaotic Bewildering Rk. IIIScroll: Augmenting Aura Rk. IIIScroll: Aegis of Gordianus Rk. IIIScroll: Polyrefractive Assault Rk. IIIScroll: Bafflement Rk. IIIScroll: Pacifying Issuance Rk. III

November 14, 2014

November 13, 2014

The Dragons, Dragons, Dragons and Giants, Giants, Giants events are back for the next month (top augs being Gold Plated Contact Spring Model XLIII and Platinum Plated Worm Pinion Gear Model XX, respectively). They'll be available through Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

New Items: Highwater Breastplate of the LightPretext of RevelryScroll: Pellicle of the Reptile Rk. IIIScroll: Moonbright Frost Rk. IIIFarrum VentusLeatumMactabliObexa MagicaeObexa AnimusObexa PrimiaUmbraculis LumbiusLumbia NoceisLumbia SerpentiaUnguisio LumbiusLumbia MemoriasFortitias LumbiusLumbia MagioLumbia HumasAnulia KaerusLocus AnuliumAnulia LingiumAnulia TexiusClauvi AnuliumAnulia AuguriisAnulia GeluAnulia PraetoriaFortuitum VitaeAnimio NegrisRosi AuriunReplacantStatuae ClipiumLibre VitaliaClipi StellaMedallion of the PraetorumCollio UmbraculoCollio ScribiaNocei ColliumCollio SerpentiaMemorias ColliumCollio FortitiasMagio ColliumCollio VisFacia QuietusFacia LepiorusCollio HumasFacia OrtiatumCuratia FaciusFacia NitoriPraedatora FaciusFacia IngensFacia FatuomFacia VitalaMask of the PraetorumDarkwater Soulslaver WristbandDarkwater Spiritwalker Wrist BandDarkwater Soulslaver SleevesDarkwater Soulslaver SandalsDarkwater Spiritwalker SleevesDarkwater Spiritwalker WristguardDarkwater Spiritwalker BootsAdbreviuraMagna FulgiaScindioGavel of the AugustDarkwater Soulslaver PantsDarkwater Spiritwalker LeggingsProculiasFrendiaLumbia ScribiaCollio UnguisisFailed Experiment No. 45VifensaAnulia VicarumLetum AnuliumFragment of the Apitarx KeyFestinata LemmaiLamna FelicisDarkwater ArmguardsIra FaciusScroll: Panavida Rk. IIIScroll: Blizzard Breath Rk. IIIParogressioHighwater Helm of the LightHighwater Greaves of the LightHighwater Vambraces of the LightHighwater Boots of the LightHighwater Gauntlets of the LightEye ButtonDarkwater BootsAxe of the DemolisherCountry Estates Kitchen StoveDragon Sword OrnamentStraight Moat SectionCountry Estates FireplaceThe Finisher OrnamentCorner Moat Section

November 12, 2014

November 11, 2014