Hotfix Notes for March 5, 2015

This hotfix was pushed to live servers today:

*** Hotfix ***

- All Arx Mentis progression raids will now only pull people from the raid areas to their safe points rather than everyone in the zone.
- Praetor Captain Tita (Raid) - Fixed an error that was causing her to cast the wrong spells on the wrong targets and preventing the Slapstick achievement from being completed. She will now correctly use her ability Shield Sweep, which does damage in a forward arc and a little knockback.
- Principal Quastori Numicia (Raid) - Purple and Green golems will no longer regenerate while this event pauses. This should make the Balance of Power achievement a bit easier to complete.
- Principal Indagatrix Lucia (Raid) - Fixed the messaging from the Humas Proloxis and Ignas Proloxis so that all players should be able to see the warning messages from their AoE spells.
- Principal Indagatrix Lucia (Raid) - Principal Indagatrix Lucia will no longer jump to attack NPCs, including pets or Firiona. Also, when she warns about incoming parasites, she will shout so that all of her Magia can hear her.
- Calix Quirinus (Raid) - Fixed a bug that prevented players from completing the Evil Ended achievement in this event.

- The EverQuest Team

March 5, 2015

Daybreak Games Cuts Back EQ & EQII GM Roles

Customer Service has been spotty since Sony Online Entertainment transitioned into Daybreak Games. First phone service disappeared, then customers started complaining that petitions were not being answered. March 4, 2015, Daybreak Games updated their Knowledge Base with an article called [EQ2] Cases where Game Masters will not intervene. They have severely restricted the role of GMs to "errors with the game and/or servers" and remove the GM ability to help with gameplay issues.

UPDATE:  Astute players have pointed out that EverQuest GM's have suffered a similar scope reduction. There's a very similar article called [EQ] Cases where Game Masters will not intervene. Below is the EverQuest II version:

Game Masters are available to assist with errors with the game and/or servers (such as crashes/rollbacks, zone down, etc)

Game Masters will not be able to intervene with simple gameplay errors. Gameplay errors should be resolved by further gameplay and players should use in-game means to address these errors.

Some examples of situations where Game Masters will not intervene:

  • Deleted items: Please reacquire any deleted items through gameplay.
  • Accidentally sold items: Buy the item back from a vendor. If it cannot be bought back, reacquire the item through gameplay.
  • Accidentally bought items: Sell the unintended item back to the vendor (not all items can be sold back unfortunately) and purchase the intended item.
  • Misloots: The Game Masters will not move items that were looted by accident or sent/traded to an unintended character.
  • Accidental item modification (transmutes, adornments, gems, etc): There are in-game means to correct this issue which the player should explore.
  • Renaming: The Game Masters will not change a character's first name, surname, or guild name upon request. Name change potions are available on the marketplace.
  • Guild Administration: The Game Masters will not administrate a guild or intervene in guild management affairs in any way. If your guild leader is absent, please create a new guild of your own or find another guild on the server that meets your needs.
  • Deleted characters: There are various mechanics in place to assure that characters are not deleted by accident.   Let's be careful out there.  Deleted characters will not be restored. Feel free to re-roll a new character.

That's right, Daybreak Games will no longer help you when your Guild Leader disappears from the game or your eight-year-old deletes a character to make room for his new "mouse pirate." So be careful out there, Norrathians, and be really sure before you click "Yes" and delete something!


March 4, 2015

Here are some midweek updates for you:

New Recipes: Spell: Cascading Deathshield Rk. IISpell: Bonestitch Manikin Rk. IIScroll: Bonemeld Fetish Rk. IISpell: Arachne's Grasp Rk. IIScroll: Ivrikdal's Grasp Rk. IISpell: Twilight Rune Rk. IIScroll: Arcanaward's Rune Rk. IIScroll: Shadowed Rune Rk. IIScroll: Steelbound Bodyguard Rk. IIScroll: Brell's Steadfast Bulwark Rk. IIScroll: Deafening Weapons Rk. IIScroll: Thornmaw Vines Rk. IIScroll: Devastating Impact Rk. IIScroll: Strength of the Bosquestalker Rk. IIScroll: Thwart Corruption Rk. IIScroll: Touch of Klonda Rk. IIScroll: Termination Rk. IIScroll: Ashcloud Boon Rk. IIScroll: Bitter Wind Rk. IIScroll: Scintillate Bones Rk. IIScroll: Self-Destruction Rk. IIScroll: Sphere of Dissolution Rk. IIScroll: Scent of Dread Rk. IIScroll: Sanction Ally Rk. IIScroll: Sigil of the Sundered Rk. IIScroll: Salvo of Many Rk. IIScroll: Slackening Wave Rk. IIScroll: Withering Bite Rk. IIScroll: Zombie Skin Rk. IIScroll: Wildspark Aura Rk. IIScroll: Shock of Blistersteel Rk. IIScroll: Winter's Wildfire Rk. IIScroll: Unified Hand of Gezat Rk. IIScroll: Voice of Foresight Rk. IIScroll: Virtuous Intervention Rk. IIScroll: Spear of Blistersteel Rk. IIScroll: Vow of Vehemence Rk. IIScroll: Ward of the Mastermind Rk. IIScroll: Word of Reformation Rk. IIScroll: Umbral Rune Rk. IIScroll: Blood of Ralstok Rk. II

Updated Items: Ancient Excavation ReportPauldrons of the DiakuBloodstained StudEmerald Colored Mephit ScalesSpell: Spiritual StrengthAncient Compost BoxScorching Light of the HeavensScaled CurskinSoul of the WildernessWolf Scale

Updated Quest: Udumbara, the flower of legend

Updated Recipe: Scroll: Devout Audacity Rk. II

Updated Bestiary: Gorenairea Rhino Beetle Hatchlinga triloun gatherera disciple guardianCommander Gannar DolmCommander Inasch Prae`va

Letter From the Producer

On the docket in this Letter From the Producer are EverQuest's 16th anniversary, changes to heroic adventure experience, and testing:

Greetings, Norrathians!

It's cool and rainy here in San Diego, which is about as wild as our winters get. We understand that much of the rest of the country is under a blanket of snow, and a thick blanket to boot. If you or your loved ones are affected, we hope you are staying warm. Pull up your chair, grab a cup of warm cocoa, don your fuzzy socks, and allow us to explain what to expect for the next few months.

Anniversary Event Schedule

EverQuest's 16th anniversary celebration is nearly upon us! Though, it may be more accurate to say that it's already begun. You can get a head-start collecting anniversary currency by tackling the "War Games" mission in the Plane of War, which may not be a bad idea, as the (Special Celebratory Goods) vendor has a few new unique wares to offer. The main event, seven new Player-Designed Missions, kicks off on the 16th. Like the other anniversary events, these missions reward currency, but there are rumors of hidden bonus rewards if you approach the missions in a certain way or accomplish a side goal..

March 3, 2015

March 2, 2015

Here are some updates for today:

New Items: Flaming Sword of WarBurnt Treasure MapAging Dragon BloodPreserved Dragon RemainsPristine Dragon ScaleBottle of Hastened Adventure IIISuit of Noble PlateSummoned: Exigent Servant XXI IIMetamorph Totem: Speckled HareSarnak Seneschal MaskSelrach Di`zok's KeyKorucust's Library KeyKey ShaftKey Teeth

New Recipes: Scroll: Promised Reformation Rk. IIScroll: Promised Amelioration Rk. IIScroll: Phantasmal Unity Rk. IIScroll: Preservation of the Iceclad Rk. IIScroll: Quiescent Issuance Rk. IIScroll: Phantasmal Guardian Rk. IIScroll: Phantasmal Symbiosis Rk. IIScroll: Runic Radiance Aura Rk. IIScroll: Vivification Rk. IIScroll: Wand of Phantasmal Modulation Rk. IIScroll: Wave of Sorrow Rk. IIScroll: Unified Certitude Rk. IIScroll: Virtuous Contravention Rk. IIScroll: Ward of Certitude Rk. IIScroll: Ward of Indictment Rk. IIScroll: Reverent Light Rk. IIScroll: Reverent Fury Rk. IIScroll: Reverent Elixir Rk. IIScroll: Remote Sunfire Rk. IIScroll: Reforming Splash Rk. IIScroll: Renewal of Hererra Rk. IIScroll: Promised Recovery Rk. IIScroll: Remote Color Confluence Rk. IIScroll: Reverent Cleansing Rk. IIScroll: Relentless Servant Rk. IIScroll: Vinelash Assault Rk. IIScroll: Vileoak Ash Rk. IIScroll: Sorrow Rk. IIScroll: Splash of Cleansing Rk. IIScroll: Smoldering Darkness Rk. IIScroll: Surreptitious Blight Rk. IIScroll: Swarm of Vespines Rk. IIScroll: Repugnance Rk. IIScroll: Reconcile Rk. IIScroll: Repugnant Bargain Rk. IIScroll: Rain of Arrows Rk. IIScroll: Reinvigorating Steel Rk. IIScroll: Protective Allegiance Rk. IIScroll: Ostracize Rk. IIScroll: Mark of Olsif Rk. IIScroll: Lingering Shadow Rk. IIScroll: Laudation Rk. IIScroll: Glorious Expurgation Rk. IIScroll: Expurgate Rk. IIScroll: Focused Rain of Arrows Rk. IIScroll: Forecasted Shots Rk. IIScroll: Dire Insinuation Rk. IIScroll: Duplicitous Audacity Rk. IIScroll: Dire Stricture Rk. IIScroll: Cloudburst Rk. IIScroll: Skullfreeze Rk. IIScroll: Devout Audacity Rk. IIScroll: Call of Gloomhaze Rk. IIScroll: Symbol of Burim Rk. IIScroll: Bosquestalker's Vigor Rk. IIScroll: Touch of Falsin Rk. IIScroll: Stemfang Rush Rk. IIScroll: Sunblaze Rk. IIScroll: Steadfast Stance Rk. IIScroll: Tectonic Temblor Rk. IIScroll: Survival of the Fortuitous Rk. IIScroll: Spurcoat Rk. IIScroll: Sunbeam Blessing Rk. IIScroll: Sporali Assault Rk. IIScroll: Spiritual Vindication Rk. IIScroll: Spiritual Evolution Rk. IIScroll: Spirit of Nak Rk. IIScroll: Spikethistle Coat Rk. IIScroll: Spellbreaker's Ward Rk. IIScroll: Spikethistle Bulwark Rk. IIScroll: Spear of Grelleth Rk. IIScroll: Sound of Plangency Rk. IIScroll: Skin to Seedlings Rk. IIScroll: Silent Order Rk. IIScroll: Shroud of the Darksworn Rk. IIScroll: Shout of the Predator Rk. IIScroll: Shining Bastion Rk. IIScroll: Shared Merciless Ferocity Rk. IIScroll: Squall of Arrows Rk. IIScroll: Stifle Rk. IIScroll: Stonescale Husk Rk. IIScroll: Sterivida Rk. IIScroll: Shadowscale Rk. IIScroll: Summer Suncrest Rk. IIScroll: Shared Cloak of Spurs Rk. IIScroll: Sermon of Rebuke Rk. IIScroll: Summer's Gale Rk. IIScroll: Temptation Rk. IIScroll: Telanaga Rk. IIScroll: Tears of Syrkl Rk. IIScroll: Surge of Shadow Rk. IIScroll: Tamagrist Torrent Rk. IIScroll: Arbor Veil Rk. II

Updated Items: Shadow Prowler SaddleSatchel of CelebrationSpell: Wild Growth Rk. II

Updated Quest: EverQuest Anniversary Events: An Overview

Updated Achievement: Achievement: Vanquisher of the Heart of Fear

Updated Bestiary: Guard Williaa jubilant merchantan orange razorlatch

EverQuest's 16th Anniversary Event Schedule

Here is the schedule for EverQuest's 16th Anniversary events. This information was posted by Prathun on the EQ Forums with the disclaimer, "Note that dates may change, and often do, but we are reasonably certain that these are firm and should not change much."

You can find an overview of all anniversary events (and "non-anniversary anniversary events") on this quest page. Also posted is this event schedule for 2015:

February 25 to April 8 - "War Games" mission in Plane of War (6 weeks)
March 16 to April 27 - 16th Anniversary Player-Designed Missions (6 weeks)
March 18 to April 1 - Brew Day (2 weeks)
March 25 to April 8 - Bristlebane Day (2 weeks)
April 1 to April 15 - Stomples Day (2 weeks)
April 15 to May 27 - 14th & 15th Anniversary Player-Designed Missions (6 weeks)
April 29 to June 10 - 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, & 13th Anniversary (6 weeks)

February 27, 2015

Here are some Friday night updates for you. Enjoy your weekend!

New Items: Scroll: Rimeblast Cascade Rk. IISpiced BarleyFlask of Fire WaterRallosian HopsRecipe for Boastful Bellyfire AleRallosian BracersRallosian GauntletsRallosian BootsRallosian GreavesRallosian Arm PlatesRallosian BreastplateShimmering Black PearlTreasure MapGolden Helm of Rallos ZekOperative Skeleton Key MoldNecromantic Dragon BoneSuit of Eternal Grove LeatherSuit of Insidious LeatherSuit of Valiant LeatherSuit of Dark Elf LeatherSuit of Bixie LeatherSuit of Thaell Ew LeatherSuit of Ancient Ssraeshzian LeatherSatchel of CelebrationTricorne Hat OrnamentTricorne HatCerulean Crystal HammerSuit of Sol`Dal LeatherSuit of Arx Mentis Leather

New Recipes: Scroll: Molten Skin Rk. IIScroll: Rallied Bastion of Vie Rk. IIScroll: Rain of Scythes Rk. IIScroll: Rain of Blistersteel Rk. IIScroll: Pyre of Marnek Rk. IIScroll: Protection of the Bosque Rk. IIScroll: Pyre of the Forsaken Rk. IIScroll: Polyiridescent Rune Rk. IIScroll: Poantaar's Bite Rk. IIScroll: Pledged Keeper Rk. IIScroll: Phantasmal Ward Rk. IIScroll: Plague of Klonda Rk. IIScroll: Quiescent Mind Rk. IIScroll: Unfettered Growth Rk. IISpell: Untamed Growth Rk. IISpell: Wild Growth Rk. II

Updated Items: Somewhat Useless ShawlSpell: Crippling Counterbias Rk. IIAged Supply ReportFrog Leg

Updated Quests: EverQuest Anniversary Events: An OverviewNeriak #1: The Missing Scroll

Updated Recipe: E'cian Ice Bolts/Gears

Updated Bestiary: Lieutenant Robert Warda banditCaptain Tita`s Soul

February 26, 2015