April 2019 EQ Patch

Site News:

Spells have been updated.

I'll post an update this weekend with all the updates we've had over the past week.

 


Patch News:


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April 17, 2019
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*** Highlights ***

- There are no longer Progression Server specific spawns in open world zones for Classic, Kunark, Velious, or Luclin bosses. These bosses now spawn at an accelerated rate on all servers, roughly twice the rate that they previously spawned on Live servers. Fabled versions of these NPCs should now work correctly on Progression Servers.
- Added several statless mounts to the Marketplace for progression servers.
- - These new mounts are available for purchase starting with the unlock of Shadows of Luclin and will remain available until Omens of War unlocks, at which point standard Marketplace mounts become available for purchase. 
- - These new mounts are equivalent in speed to silk bridles.
- Removed the race specific restrictions on evolving items obtained from The Burning Lands. These evolving items will now gain experience from any experience-giving NPCs slain in The Burning Lands zones and Gnome Memorial Mountain.
- Increased the range that direct-damage and damage-over-time spell messages are reported from 75 feet to 200 feet.


*** Items ***

- Added the correct version of Soothing Breath to Transverse Yaw Stabilizer and Mana Battery Pendant.
- Fate's Accumulator and Blazing Utopia augments now drop in all The Burning Lands raid zones.
- - The chance for each of these to drop per kill has been reduced. 
- Fixed the spelling of Exceptional-Quality Scrap Metal.
- Removed the extraneous quest flag from the book Revenge on the Fallen.
- Added a minimum level to trigger combat activated spells from a handful of weapons and augments that lacked an appropriate required level.
- Added Cleave and Ferocity to The Burning Lands Cleric armor, and Ferocity to Shaman armor.
- Added a chance for NPCs in some The Burning Lands zones to drop Whispering Midnight augments.
- Added the appropriate click spells to The Burning Lands evolving ring and shoulder items that offer rewards.
- Changed the cast proc of Ascending Sun Devotional Staff to Sympathetic Arms of Holy Wrath VI.
- Attached the correct recourse to the Hand/Arms of Holy Wrath VI spells.
- Fixed the roman numeral in the name of Arms of Holy Wrath VI Recourse.
- Minion of Darkness effects will now work on Beastlord warders summoned between levels 56 and 75, when they previously only worked on warders summoned between levels 66 and 75.
- Beastlords can now use the Gloves of Dark Summoning.
- Added Ring of Scale power sources to The Burning Lands rares, and some basepop.


*** Quests And Events ***

- Sixth Anniversary Scavenger Hunt - Fixed a bug that prevented the Collector's Drachnid Web Sac from dropping from Dreadlands drachnids.
- Bristlebane Events - These events will run for two more weeks in late April this year. The Mischief continues!
- This Ain't Right - Bristlebane will appear when needed again.
- Danger Zone - Player spells will no longer heal ballistae.
- Danger Zone (Group mission) - It's again possible to request this task.
- Danger Zone (Group mission) - This task now allows up to 6 characters and mercenaries to participate.
- Dragon in the Works - Changed some of the warnings to use user event colors, and made the dragon immune to knockback effects.
- Dragon in the Works - Added an enrage mechanic. After 30 minutes of fighting, the dragon will grow stronger.
- Mechagnomic Whirlrender - Added an enrage mechanic. After 30 minutes of fighting, new enemies will begin to spawn.
- Mechagnomic Whirlrender - Added logic to prevent the boss from being stuck in the sky.
- Ironing Out the Legion - Allowing the Legendary Clockwork to be activated no longer has a chance to prevent the task from updating. All debuffs on the busy mechanics in the furnace room will be removed when they go back to work.
- Ironing Out the Legion - Added loot to Consul of Cooperation.
- Night at the Museum - Added a delay between when you get the warning that the roboboar is chasing you and the boar slams into you. This should allow you to get away if you are standing next to the boar when you get the warning.
- Night at the Museum - Fixed an issue that could cause the rattling roboboar to kill a seemingly random character when it starts its chase.
- Night at the Museum - Fixed a problem that prevented two of the large gold statues in the museum from respawning after an event reset.
- Trial of Stoning - Fixed a problem that was preventing the pitiless avengers from shooting the accused prisoners during the trial.
- Defending Knowledge - Removed erroneous particles from the zone.
- Unfettered Emerald Excellence - Made the following balance changes to this raid event:
- - Lowered the boss's regeneration slightly.
- - Increased the damage done to mephits by bane abilities slightly.
- - Increased the amount of time between mephit waves in the final phase of the encounter.
- - Increased the amount of time between armor suit waves in the final phase of the encounter.
- - Decreased the number of mephit spawns per wave in the final phase of the encounter.
- The Mechanical Fortune Teller will now mention the cake-eating challenge if queried for details of 20th Anniversary events.
- Added rewards for the 20th-anniversary challenge and some Gnome Memorial Mountain achievements.


*** Spells ***

- Damage-over-time spells once again display a twincast message when the spell first lands, and no longer reassociate with their caster if they zone or die.
- PvP: Damage shield damage received from attacking players will now deal a maximum of 5% of the attacker's health per hit. Damage shield damage received from non-player targets is unchanged.
- Beastlord - Ogre Beastlord warders are now a little bit larger by default.
- Ranger - Corrected the name of the Irae Faycite Shard that adds damage to the Hornet Swarm spell.
- Enchanter - Adjusted the stacking of Night's Endless Terror to better coexist with a number of other abilities.
- Druid - Lowered the required level to cast Zephyr: Lavastorm to 47. Lowered the spell difficulty and price. Moved the scroll from Wanderer Frardok to Wanderer Qenda. 
- Reduced the effectiveness of Crippling Snare.


*** NPCs ***

- All racnors are now racnars.
- Added coin to Gnome Memorial Mountain NPCs.
- Tinzenwen Geargoggler has now been given the title 'Overseer of Repairs'.


*** Mercenaries ***

- Increased some of the statistics of The Burning Lands mercenary items.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Agent of Change instance in Great Divide - The 10th Ring War is now started by handing in the Declaration of War and the Coldain Hero's Insignia Ring to Sentry Badain in the instance.
- The Blade of the Black Dragon Eye will be available for a brief period starting a few weeks after Ruins of Kunark launches.
- Fabled NPCs are now eligible to spawn in Agent of Change instances.
- Added the appropriate teleportation item to Collectors of Transference in the Nexus and Overthere on Selo.
- Added vendors in Overthere and Firiona Vie that sell melee tomes for disciplines that were previously available in Kunark as commands.
- Updated the dates for Legend of Ykesha unlock to run on the same day as the Planes of Power unlock on Mangler.
- Changed a number of quest items to not drop until the proper expansion has unlocked:
- - Ruined Blackburrow Gnoll Pelt drops have been restricted to the unlock of Planes of Power.
- - Scalded Rat Skin drops have been restricted to the unlock of Gates of Discord. They will now only drop from rats in Dagnor's Cauldron.
- - Essence of Shadow, Moonlight, Sunlight, and Winter drops have been restricted to the unlock of Shadows of Luclin.
- - Quest drops for Escape to Norrath tasks no longer drop until Dragons of Norrath has unlocked on the server.
- - Many quest items for Planes of Power era newbie quests no longer drop until Planes of Power has unlocked on the server.
- - Removed many Planes of Power era quest items from low level zones.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Corrected an issue where /nod would cause you to disagree wholeheartedly (/no).
- Players who log in on their character's birthday will have a rainbow colored name for the day. Updated the /played command to include your age in Norrath.
- Fixed spelling and grammar errors in the 20th Anniversary achievement challenge.
- Fixed an issue with the Rallos Zek Puppet's name changing back after using a Potion of Familiar's Amnesia to change its name.


*** UI ***

- Attempting to open the Faction Window while shrouded will no longer cause a client crash.
- If a task rewards a faction change, the Task Window will now correctly link to that faction in your Faction Window.
- Disabled the context menu to move the main chat tab into another chat window.
- Fixed an issue that prevented audio triggers from matching text that contains formatting data such as spell or item links.
- Riposte messages are now reported before their resulting hit damage.
- Added the ability to customize the color that chat windows are highlighted with when displaying a new message.
- Dealing direct-damage with spells now reports the caster as 'You' rather than your name.
- Fixed a messaging issue where non-song spells activated by bards would report as the bard 'singing' the spell.
- Moved spell reflect messages to the spell failures chat filter.
- Changed a number of places where the name of a spell is displayed in chat to have that name function as a link to the spell description:
- - Spell interrupts, fizzles, and reflect messages now contain the name of the spell that failed.
- - Messages indicating the start of a spell cast now include a link to the spell description.
- - Messages indicating that a spell has worn off now include a link to the spell description.
- - The spell name in damage reporting messages will now function as a link to the spell description.


*** Previously Updated ***

- Fixed an issue that caused the Tsaph Katta Leather Ornaments set to glow neon blue.
- Fixed an issue where characters would fail to create but the name would still appear in use. 
- Gnome Memorial Mountain - Removed chance that some items could spawn where characters could not go at the lowest level of the zone. 
- Gnome Mountain Raids - Fixed some errors that were preventing travel between the raids. 
- Gnome Mountain Raids - NPCs will no longer drop loot that they were not intended to drop. They will also not remain to hold loot between events that they should not. 
- Increased the AA experience rate on Selo.


- The EverQuest Team

Update Notes: Tuesday April 16, 2019

ACCOUNT TO ACCOUNT TRANSFERS
Account to Account transfers are now available on the following servers: Skyfire, Isle of Refuge, Halls of Fate, Antonia Bayle, Fallen Gate, Maj’Dul, and Thurgadin.
They will not be available on the following servers: Kaladim, Nagafen, Drunder

To complete the transfer the following must be the case for both accounts involved:

  • Two Factor Authentication must be enabled, and the same information utilized on both accounts
  • The Country for both accounts must be the same
  • Both accounts must be active and in good standing

GENERAL

  • Reduced the experience granted by exploration.

TLE Servers

  • Guild Hall Trophy Pedastals are now available from the city merchants. Please look for Rabbleson near Qeynos Harbor and Polycethes in The City of Freeport.

NAGAFEN
Betrayal

  • You can now speak with the Priest of Discord in Freeport and Qeynos to become the alternate subclass of your class regardless of faction. NOTE: Doing this will give the player a one week lockout from being able to change again and will, in some cases, prevent them access to certain guildmaster services and/or merchants for their subclass. The Priest of Discord will also grant betrayal to the opposing faction with the same lockout penalty.

ZONES / POPULATION
General

  • Corrected an issue that caused The Seraph of the Stags to drop double loot.

Eryslai: The Empyrean Steppes [Raid/Mythic Raid]

  • Rinturion Windblade should no longer use his dance of blades ability quite as often, making the encounter a bit quicker.

Ragrax: Sepulcher of the Twelve [Raid]

  • Councilman Hyritus has been scolded for hiding from challenging raid forces.

Awuidor: The Adumbral Depths [Contested Raid]

  • Bosses will now respawn independently of other bosses. The portal to Coirnav will still open if all bosses have been defeated and close if any bosses are alive.
  • The Conch shell for the Kraken encounter can no longer be interacted with from outside of the Kraken encounter.

Nektulos Forest

  • Several exploration volumes should be easier to trigger, even if you are on a mount now.

Everfrost

  • Instead of changing items players have already looted we have increased the difficulty of the Seraph of the Stags to more accurately match the loot it drops and have increased the respawn timer to more accurately match other similar contested encounters.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Glub, Glub - Precipice of Awuidor is now spelled correctly.
  • Glub, Glub, Glub - Precipice of Awuidor is now spelled correctly.

ITEMS

  • Celestial Adornment of Increased Criticals (2H) may now be added to crossbows.
  • Celestial Adornment of Modified Power (2H) may now be added to crossbows.
  • Celestial Adornment of Raw Power (2H) may now be added to crossbows.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented Pas Yu from selling the "Against the Elements Ancient Spell Scrolls".
  • Updated the names and descriptions on Chaos Descending armor vouchers to more clearly indicate what they unlock.
  • The Sapswill Shawl now has a proper shoulder item icon.
  • Greenmist Particle is now spelled correctly.
  • Greenmist Residue is now spelled correctly.
  • Doomfire Lightly Singed Waistwrap is now spelled correctly.
  • Essence of Suppression is now spelled correctly.

QUESTS

  • The Screaming Mace - Now specifies updates must be obtained in the original Temple of Cazic-Thule, as opposed to the Fabled Temple of Cazic-Thule.
  • Where Help is Needed - Quest journal now indicates interacting with the empty plates is necessary to advance the quest.
  • The Traverler's Three Meanings of Life - Quest rewards a choice of jewelry, once again.
  • The Curious Augur's Three Meanings of Life - Quest rewards a choice of jewelry, once again.
  • The Angry Augur's Three Meanings of Life - Quest rewards a choice of jewelry, once again.
  • The Meandering Augur's Three Meanings of Life - Quest rewards a choice of jewelry, once again.
  • The Wanderer's Three Meanings of Life - Quest rewards a choice of jewelry, once again.

Fallen Gate to Antonia Bayle Server Merge

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, characters on the Fallen Gate server will be merged onto Antonia Bayle. Character transfer tokens will be handed out to all characters on Fallen Gate on April 16, 2019 for those interested in making a move prior to the merge.

In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, we've pulled together an FAQ that will help answer questions you may have about the merging process. If you have any additional questions about the merging process, please let us know on the forums! We'll keep the FAQ section below updated accordingly.

FAQ about the merger can be found here: https://www.everquest2.com/news/eq-fallen-gate-ab-merge-spring-2019

Update Notes: Tuesday April 9, 2019

ZONES / POPULATION
Lavastorm

  • Kabcar Trapitsa <Sootfoot Family Favor Vendor> has been reminded how much the Drakota Bone Trophy, Lava Blossom, and Lava Crystal are worth. He is willing to sell them, once more!


Sundered Frontier

  • Hua Mein house items can once again be purchased from Ra'di in the Hua Mein village.


Freeport

  • Pets can once again be purchased from Mulka the Skinner.


The Anchorage

  • Roped Stage Curtain, Stage Curtain, Stage Hanging Curtain Top, and Mischievous Drooping Curtains have had their status cost removed to purchase.
  • Researchers who were incorrectly displaying their ranks as "Rank II" should now show their correct rank.


Awuidor: The Adumbral Depths [Contested Raid]

  • Spawn timers have been reworked to prevent timers from becoming stuck if someone remains within the zone for long periods of time. Please use /bug for any issues encountered.
  • The Conch shell for the Kraken encounter can no longer be interacted with from outside of the Kraken encounter.


Eryslai: Empyrean Steppes [Raid]

  • The Avatars of Air should no longer check for the balancing of their health during their encounter.



ITEMS

  • Increased the harvesting stats granted by Brightfire, Essence of Arcanna'se to 80.
  • Corrected an issue that caused item leveling to not apply to all primary attributes evenly.

Changes to Gifting - Coming April 16, 2019

As of April 16th, 2019, restrictions on which players can send gifts will be changing. In order to send a gift, your account will have to meet the following requirements:

  • Account must have been active for at least 1 year
  • Account must be a current All Access Member

Players who have previously purchased Lifetime Memberships will fulfill the requirements for being a current All Access Member and will be able to send gifts as long as their account age has surpassed 1 year.
Happy gifting!

It's No Joke - Bristlebane Day Has Returned!

Mischief and hijinks lie in wait around every corner of Norrath! Bristlebane Day is the highest of silly days, a holiday that honors the Grand Prankster Fizzlethorpe Bristlebane who puts having fun first (especially when it comes at the expense of anyone or everyone else) - and you're invited to join in on the fun!

From now until April 11, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT, you can visit Enchanted Lands take part in a dizzying display of tricks, pranks, and laughter!

This year, we've also included a slew of new features for you to enjoy!

New Quest:

  • Pot of Luck - Help a troll named Zruk join in on the Bristlebane fun by helping her gather the lucky items that she has been looking for! She'll be more than happy to reward you for your help.


New Items and Craftables:

  • The Bristlebane Mechant has 9 new items available for you to purchase, including the Gryphon of a Different Color mount and Squeaky Cockatrice!
  • A new tradeskill recipe book "Perfectly Serious Items to Craft X" is now available from the Bristlebane Day merchant.

TLE Server Features:

  • If you're playing on Fallen Gate, you'll be able to take part in all of the Bristlebane mischief!
  • On Kaladim, Bristlebane Day will not be available.

 

If you're a part of the more cautious crew when it comes to Bristlebane Day and all of its tricks, then you can read more about the holiday on EQ2i.

And remember, be on the look out for some very special events that will occur only on April 1st! To find these, you may want to pay a visit to Enchanted Lands.

Update Notes: Tuesday March 26, 2019

GENERAL

  • Restored exploration experience to previous values until the Nagafen server unlocks the Desert of Flame expansion.


PVP

  • Fixed a bug where the bounty tracker would only look for the top 2 leaders of each mission type.


ZONES / POPULATION
General

  • Chaos Descending Tier 2 heroic dungeon bosses now drop twice as much treasure.
  • Chaos Descending Tier 1 and Tier 2 raid boss encounters drop twice as much treasure.
  • Reduced resolve and mitigation for Tier 2 heroic, and Tier 1 Raid encounters.
  • Reduced resolve on all Chaos Descending heroic and raid encounters to adjust for resolve no longer being increased by weapon leveling.
  • Celestial Voidwrought Runes will now drop 100% of the time from certain end zone raid bosses.

TLE Contested Raids

  • Many contested Raid targets have returned and have had their respawn rates adjusted to be more reasonable.

Portal to the Past: Southern Desert of Ro [Public Quest]

  • Dune spiders and desert asps should no longer be locked to players or groups who attacked them first.

Zraxth's Fabled Unseen Arcanum [Heroic]

  • Rhee'Gor in Frenzied mode can once again be defeated.

The Anchorage

  • A Mender, Banker, and Fuel merchant has been added to the unlocks for the rank unlocks within the Anchorage.

Vegarlson: Upheaval [Raid]

  • Sergie should now have a longer leash range.

Eryslai: The Aether Vale [Raid]

  • Xegony's Aegis of Winds spells should no longer apply a secondary reduction to additional types of damage types.

Castle Mischief [Raid]

  • Rougad the Jokester should now show his Focused Surge spell when it is applied to himself and Watchful Eye when applied to his target. The functionality of it has not changed.


ABILITIES

  • Corrected a bug that prevented Thorny Trap from casting at the level of the caster.
  • Corrected a bug that prevented Sigil of Heroism from casting at the level of the caster.
  • Corrected a bug that removed the heal component of Faith Strike on non-TLE servers.
  • Corrected a bug that caused the PvP duration of Knockdown to increase too rapidly as the triggering spell tier increased.


ITEMS

  • The Mischievous Castle should no longer teleport the entire group or raid to Cobalt Scar when used.
  • Epic spell scrolls above apprentice tier are now Heirloom.
  • Corrected a bug that prevented the Shattered Crown from being equipped by all classes.
  • The House Rating Trophy is no longer a stackable item.
  • Leveling items no longer increase resolve as they increase in level.
  • Breastplate of Militia Service - Item is now usable by templar (since inquisitor was already possible).
  • Slippers of Militia Service - Item is now usable by illusionist (since coercer was already possible).
  • Leggings of Militia Service - Item is now usable by monk (since bruiser was already possible).
  • Trousers of Militia Service - Item is now usable by illusionist (since coercer was already possible).
  • cloth sash: Primary Attributes decreased by 7, Stamina decreased by 7, Removed Ability Mod, Casting Skills decreased by 3
  • cloth scarf: Primary Attributes decreased by 7, Stamina decreased by 7, Removed Multi Attack Chance, Added 3 Offensive Skills
  • steel forged chainmail coat: Primary Attributes increased by 1, Stamina increased by 1
  • feysteel brigandine helm: Primary Attributes decreased by 7, Stamina decreased by 7, Removed Casting Time, Casting Skills decreased by 5, Added 1 Defensive Skills
  • feysteel brigandine wristguards: Primary Attributes decreased by 7, Stamina decreased by 7, Casting Skills decreased by 3
  • silvril vanguard barbute: Primary Attributes decreased by 7, Stamina decreased by 7, Casting Skills decreased by 3
  • Enchanted Coif of Displacement: Primary Attributes increased by 1, Stamina increased by 1
  • carbonite spear: Primary Attributes increased by 1, Stamina increased by 1


QUESTS

  • Anchorage missions will now grant status when completed.
  • A Missing Brother - Quest journal now specifies zone required is "The Willow Wood: Besieged Hamlet".

Update Notes: Tuesday March 19, 2019

 

GENERAL

  • Reduced the experience granted by exploration.

ZONES / POPULATION
The Anchorage

  • Adventurers or Tradeskillers who have completed the Mischief Managed quest series will now have their alternate characters on their account able to speak to and receive requisitions from Bondrin, Eifae, Jurie, and Hibbie within the Anchorage.
  • Dying (Somehow...) within the Anchorage should no longer leave the poor soul stuck within geometry upon reviving. This applies to the unfinished mine as well.
  • Hibbie Felfoot and Eifae Goldthorn should no longer announce to the zone about how unhappy they are with you about upsetting them. Though they will continue to be upset with you, you dirty rascal, you.
  • The Mischievous Castle should now allow 110 tradeskiller OR 110 adventurer to use the attached portal to Cobalt Scar instead of only 110 adventurer.
  • Corrected an issue that would occasionally prevent the scarred masses of coal from being able to have line of sight in order to harvest them.
  • The Mischievous Castle should now take players to the Anchorage entrance instead of the outrider camp in Cobalt Scar.

Castle Mischief [Raid]

  • The Celestial Voidwrought Rune set should now give the bonus within Castle Mischief.
  • Fizzlethrope Bristlebane has been asked to turn down his volume a bit... He is such a party animal.
  • The puppetshow curtain should now raise if you return to Castle Mischief after having previously progressed past the curtain in a previously saved zone, regardless how much Bristlebane attempts to troll your raid force. However, he may or may not change which paths are valid...

Fabled Runnyeye: The Gathering [Heroic & Solo]

  • More revive junctions have been added.

Time-Locked Servers

  • Shadowy stags should no longer spawn until the appropriate expansion has been enabled.

ABILITIES

  • Reduced the amount of potency granted by confront fear on Time-Locked servers.

TRADESKILLS

  • Mischievous recipes now require mischievous patterns.
  • Corrected a bug that reduced the stats granted by Pack Unicorn and Far Seas Pack Pegasus.

ITEMS

  • Corrected a bug on Arcanna'se Effigy of Rebirth and Altar of the Ancients that prevented their effects from reapplying.
  • Corrected a bug that prevented armor from Fabled Runnyeye from transmuting into Chaos Descending materials.
  • Reduced the primary attributes granted by Terror Yaulp.
  • Corrected a bug that granted Ring o' da Pazt double stats.
  • Restored the tradeskill stats on Shroud of Hidden Harvests, Ruthenium Clockwork Drape, Scholar's Cranial Capacitor.
  • Bejeweled Ring of Scales: Added 0.6 Potency, Primary Attributes increased by 5, Stamina increased by 5, Added 0.3 Crit Chance, Added 2.6 DPS, resists increased by 3, Offensive Skills increased by 1, Defensive Skills increased by 1, Hategain increased by 1.6
  • Prismatic Baton of the Scale: Potency increased by 0.6, Primary Attributes increased by 8, Stamina increased by 8, Added 0.5 Crit Chance, Added 0.8 Haste, Added 13 Ability Mod, Added 1.2 Max HP Percent, Added 0.5 Block Chance, Defensive Skills increased by 3
  • Prismatic Greatsword of the Scale: Potency increased by 1.2, Primary Attributes increased by 16, Stamina increased by 16, Added 1 Crit Chance, Added 6.4 DPS, Added 26 Ability Mod, Added 2.4 Max HP Percent, Offensive Skills increased by 3, Defensive Skills increased by 3
  • Prismatic Longsword of the Scale: Potency increased by 0.6, Primary Attributes increased by 8, Stamina increased by 8, Added 0.5 Crit Chance, Added 1.6 Multi Attack Chance, Added 13 Ability Mod, Added 1.2 Max HP Percent, Defensive Skills increased by 3, Hategain increased by 2.5
  • Prismatic Rod of the Scale: Potency increased by 0.6, Primary Attributes increased by 8, Stamina increased by 8, Added 0.5 Crit Chance, Ability Mod increased by 6, Added 1.4 Reuse Speed, Casting Skills increased by 3
  • Prismatic Scepter of the Scale: Potency increased by 0.6, Primary Attributes increased by 8, Stamina increased by 8, Added 0.5 Crit Chance, Added 3.2 DPS, Added 13 Ability Mod, Offensive Skills increased by 3
  • Prismatic Swiftblade of the Scale: Potency increased by 0.6, Primary Attributes increased by 8, Stamina increased by 8, Added 0.5 Crit Chance, DPS increased by 2.4, Added 13 Ability Mod, Offensive Skills increased by 3

LIVE EVENTS
Portal to the Past: Southern Desert of Ro [Public Quest]

  • The blazing heat of the Southern Desert of Ro has caused a slight reduction in hitpoints to those who inhabit it.

QUESTS

  • Mischief Managed: Duty and the Beast: Live Capture Traps should now update more reliably within Cobalt Scar.
  • Mischief Managed: Forming the Feyiron Skillets Guild will now properly update if you have completed the quest to convince Jurie to join the Anchorage prior to Hibbie.
  • Mischief Managed: Forming the Ak'Anon's Finest Guild will now properly update if you have completed the quest to convince Hibbie to join the Anchorage prior to Jurie.
  • Mischief Managed: Forming the All's Eye Guild should update more reliably for Eifae in Greater Faydark.

Happy 20th Everquest!

Happy 20th Everquest from all of us at Allakhazam. We have had a blast serving up content over the years to all of those that love EQ.



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The day has finally arrived, and EverQuest has turned an impressive 20 years old! We’re be kicking off the 20th Anniversary celebrations in-game on Saturday, March 16, 2018, and you're invited to join in on all the fun!

While this will provide you with a glimpse of what we have going on in the game, be sure to keep a look out all day for even more announcements and fun!

 

Gnome Memorial Mountain - Preserving the Past

Gnome Memorial Mountain is a new open world zone full of quests, collections, and raids, and has arrived just in time for the 20th Anniversary!

The gnomelikes are thrilled to bring outsiders in to tour the memorial that they have kept preserved for so many years - finally, they are able to honor their makers. But beyond the museum walls, threats of destruction loom. 

Keep a diligent eye out for Belira Blastil, a gnomelike who orchestrates defense for the entire mountain. Should she find you trustworthy, she's likely to ask for your aid in defending her people and the memorial that they've preserved for so many years - whether this involves defeating wereorcs and the Iron Legion, studying up on clockworks that aren't running quite like they should, or lending a helping hand wherever else you can.

If you're looking to learn more, you can revisit the Gnome Memorial Mountain story or review the Preserving the Past overview.


Selo and Mangler Progression Servers

As we come together to celebrate this momentous anniversary, it's the perfect time to begin a brand new adventure in Norrath and relive the earliest days of the game.

Players will be given TWO new opportunities to reexperience EverQuest's history when the Selo and Mangler Progression Servers launch on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 12 PM PT

Selo is a Fast Progression Server, with faster experience and faction gain, shorter instance timers, and monthly expansion unlocks. The Selo server will start in the Luclin era, and is a perfect place for any player that wants to fly through 20 years of EverQuest content. Mangler is a Standard Progression server that will start in classic EverQuest. Expansion unlocks will happen every 12 weeks, and standard experience rates, will keep the server's pace more leisurely for anyone that wants to play at a more relaxed speed.

If you have yet to learn about these exciting new servers, take a look at the most recent announcement post here.

 

New Pack Offerings

The EQ Anniversary Pack (Twentieth Anniversary Starter Pack) and the EQ Anniversary Bundle (Twentieth Anniversary Starter Pack + New Player Starter Pack) are now available for purchase online and in-game!

The Anniversary Pack contains one 40-slot 100% weight reducing bag and three Bottle of Adventure II's. If you're looking to upgrade, the Anniversary Bundle includes everything in the Anniversary Pack plus two additional 20-slot 50% weight reduction bags, two additional Bottle of Adventure II's, and an assortment of other potions. These items can be claimed on ANY server you play on, including the new Selo and Mangler Progression Servers!

To see all the contents of the bundles and purchase yours, you can visit the online shop here.

 

Returning Anniversary Content

All of the modern anniversary content from the 14th - 19th anniversaries will go live along with Gnome Memorial Mountain and Preserving the Past content on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

On Friday, April 12, 2019 legacy content from the 5th - 13th anniversaries will return! All Anniversary content and events will be accessible in game until Friday, May 10, 2018.

A Formal Dinner Party

If you're celebrating this year's anniversary on one of our Progression Servers, any Anniversary content will be made available in the era that it originally unlocked.

To find out more about these events, speak to the Mechanical Fortune Teller in the Plane of Knowledge.

 

Bonus Experience

Starting today, players will earn 50% more experience for the rest of March!

Bonus Experience

This special experience bonus will continue to run through Saturday, March 31, 2018.

 

Looking for even more information on ALL of the EverQuest anniversary content? See Fanra’s Wiki for a more detailed look at in-game content from over the years!


 

We appreciate your continued support for EverQuest over these 20 years, and we’re thrilled to have reached this milestone with each and every one of you. Be sure to keep an eye out for more celebrations, headed your way today and throughout the rest of March!

Update Notes: Saturday March 16, 2019

TWO NEW SERVERS
Kaladim

Nagafen

  • Event PvP Server
  • Each account will only be able to create a single character on Nagafen, so be diligent when deciding on a race and class! And of course, know that with only one character, you will become known for the choices you make and your victories in battle.
  • More Info: https://www.everquest2.com/news/eq2-nagafen-pvp-server-faq-2019

Level Progression

  • This is a PvP server, so the majority of your progression will come from PvP fights. When you defeat an opponent, you will be given an XP reward, with unique kills giving you much more experience than players you have taken down previously. The more you defeat the same player, the less they will be worth. Quest experience will be the next best experience available, with NPC encounter experience rewards being relatively low in comparison.
  • You will not have the ability to disable PvP experience rewards.

Free-For-All PvP

  • PvP combat will be free-for-all and factionless, which means that anyone outside of your group or raid will be considered a hostile target. Every player is a potential target, and every player is a potential group mate, so you'd better learn how to make friends fast.

Leaderboard

  • Speaking to the Priest of Discord in Freeport and Qeynos will open a PvP leaderboard which will display a sortable list of all pvp leaders.

Bounty Missions

  • Once you have obtained level 15 you will become eligible for PvP bounties, granted by the Priest of Discord in Freeport and Qeynos. These bounties will update when you defeat one of the top 15 PvP leaderboard members of the appropriate type. While on a bounty mission you will have access to the Bounty Tracker inventory item to assist you in tracking down your targets.

Zones and Player Vs. Player Level Range

  • "Newbie" zones will have a 4 level PvP range. Zones that are included in the 4 level PvP range are: Antonica, Commonlands, Darklight Wood, Frostfang Sea, Oakmyst Forest, Outpost of the Overlord, Queen's Colony, The Caves, The Forest Ruins, The Graveyard, The Peat Bog, The Ruins, The Sprawl, The Sunken City, Big Bend, Stonestair Byway, Temple Street, Beggar's Court, Longshadow Alley, Scale Yard, Nettleville, Starcrest Commune, Graystone Yard, Castleview Hamlet, The Willow Wood, and The Baubbleshire. Normal zones will have an 8 level PvP range and zones intended for level 40+ will have an unlimited PvP range. The only non-PvP zones will be Freeport and Qeynos. All other zones are open for business.

PvP Death

  • Characters that are killed in PvP will drop up to 70% of the coin they are carrying with them. Coin kept in the bank is not affected. There is also a chance that they will drop one of the tradeable items that they are carrying in their bags.

PvP Ability Balance

  • PvP specific templates have been created for many spells that are too powerful in their base forms for PvP combat, such as control abilities (charm, fear, etc). These templates are intended to reduce their power to the desired balance of the ability, without removing their desirability entirely.

PvP General

  • Auto-Follow, and Auto-Run will break when hit in PvP combat.

MISCHIEF AND MAYHEM
Runnyeye Fabled
As is the nature of Bolgin Serilis' disaster-inducing creation – the goblin – wherever they go, mayhem follows. And nowhere on Norrath, or on any other known (and quite possibly unknown) plane of existence, is this more evident than within their underground citadel of Runnyeye. However, it's not just the Runnyeye clan of goblins causing a raucous heard as far away as The Fool's Gold. Oh no, they've decided to throw a party! A great gathering of goblins, from every nook and cranny, have descended into the dungy depths of Runnyeye, and are just waiting for someone to crash their party. That someone might as well be you, brave adventurers!

The Anchorage [Public Tradeskill]
The dust has settled, the parlay has ended. The armies of Freeport and Qeynos have retreated back to their respective cities. What remains of the New Combine? Very few have stayed behind to finish the work that all once believed was possible – and they need help. Whilhelm Nam’terin was once a dockmaster for the New Combine but he has since shared his dream to create a research society with to cultivate new and unique curiosities. Whilhelm is calling for the aid of any capable tradeskiller to help make this dream a reality. Do your part to help form the Anchorage! Those wishing to lend a hand can find Whilhelm near the Salt Breeze camp in Cobalt Scar if they have completed “The Scrivener’s Tale” quest series in Chaos Descending.

Public Tradeskill Apprentices
Band together with your tradeskiller allies and help these new academics research all new recipes! Much like personal tradeskill apprentices, they can discover new unique recipes over time. Anyone can help speed things along by completing new missions for them, which will reduce the amount of time needed for the active research task. You'll also earn a special currency by helping the researchers along through their requisitions. Once the research is completed, the recipes can be bought from a nearby merchant with your earned currency. These researched recipes are server-wide unlocks instead of just individual rewards and can be repurchased at any time!

More Information After the Jump