Update Notes: Tuesday December 5, 2017

GENERAL

  • When Characters zone into the Plane of Magic, their divine Potency is automatically set to a minimum of 50. Since this auto grant makes it redundant, the Divine Potency Grant: 50 bauble has been removed from Tishan's Lockbox.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Achievements

  • You should now correctly be awarded the key for defeating all tier 1 raid bosses. This fix should be retroactive.

Plane of Magic

  • Updated the ammo merchants in Plane of Magic to sell Planar ammo, including crossbow bolts.

Echoes of Innovation [Public]

  • In stage 5 of the event, if someone does not get pulled into the final boss room, anyone in the zone can "Discharge Excess Power" on the main capacitor to pull anyone who is not in the room into the room.
  • Corrected an issue that occasionally displayed Meldrath's location incorrectly on the zone map.

Plane of Innovation: Parts Not Included [Event]

  • Corrected an issue that could cause Fixit Omegatock to reset once defeated.

Plane of Innovation [Heroics]

  • Bosses within the normal heroic zones should no longer use a direct scripted death mechanic on non-fighters. It is still the intention that it be preferable to use fighters to tank these bosses.

Solusek Ro's Tower: Monolith of Fire [Solo]

  • Spell and combat art range is tripled during the encounter with Jiva.

Solusek Ro's Tower: The Monolith of Fire [Both versions]

  • The braziers on the first floor will rise regardless of the speed at which the Obsidian Shards are destroyed.
  • Solusek Ro will actually return if the timer reaches 0 during the encounter with the Avatar of the Sun.

Torden, Bastion of Thunder [Heroics]

  • Bosses within the normal heroic zones should no longer use a direct scripted death mechanic on non-fighters. It is still the intention that it be preferable to use fighters to tank these bosses.

Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Storm Chase [Both versions]

  • Arkose now runs to each unbound thermal stone.
  • Messaging has been added after defeating enough frigid windkeepers reminding you to grab a spark of frost for an upcoming fight.

Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Storm Surge [Raid]

  • Thangbrand and Valbrand should now correctly give extra info when Detect Weakness is used on them.
  • Gained Advantage should now be triggered if Thangbrand and Valbrand are over 15% apart in health rather than 10%.

Plane of Disease: The Source [Heroic & Solo]

  • Killing Darwol Adan or Wavadozzik Adan should no longer port one or more members of the group into the void.

Plane of Disease: Infested Mesa [Both versions]

  • The orbs representing the brain, heart and stomach during the encounter with The Carrion Walker should now be more visible.

Plane of Disease: The Emergence [Public Quest]

  • Seeds of virulence now spawn lower to the ground.

Siren's Grotto: Alluring Embrace [Heroic & Advanced Solo]

  • The siren summoners can now be interrupted and attacked during the encounter against the Coral Construct.

Brackish Vaults [Duo]

  • Creatures found within the Brackish Vaults should no longer be able to riposte damage quite as hard.

MERCENARIES

  • Corrected an issue with mercenaries that prevented them from charging an upkeep cost once the owner character is over level 100.

PROVING GROUNDS

  • Corrected the requirement on the proving grounds merchants that prevented characters over level 100 from seeing their wares.

QUESTS

  • The sphinx feather should properly be removed from your inventory during the quest "Ghost's Lost Score."
  • Crystalized Aether Essence needed for the quest "The Queen's Favor" should now update for the group.
  • Eight Orbs for Eight Pillars - The arcane orb will now work on the slain constructs of mana.

TRADESKILLS

  • Corrected an issue that prevented rare harvests from being used in expert spell recipes.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented Innovation Tinkering recipes from showing up on crafting trainers.
  • Sprocket's Interlocking Plane Builder's Kit recipes have been converted to use geomancy to be useable on Time-Locked servers.

ITEMS

  • The Clockwork Calamity no longer sets a high illusion priority.
  • Corrected a bug that caused some tinkered items to become unlimited charges.

Update Notes: Thursday November 30, 2017

GENERAL

  • Fixed an issue related to Fast Travel.

QUESTS

  • Quests Consoling the Souls and Consoling the Souls: A Contemplation - These quests should now update for group members.

ITEMS

  • Fixed an issue where the archaeologists in Plane of Magic would sometimes hand out incorrect rewards.
  • Wands from the Planes of Prophecy Level 100 Boost gear boxes no longer require ammo.
  • Fixed the requirements on Argas, Guardian of Magic and Augury Harbinger so that they will work correctly on timelocked servers.

Incoming Bonus Experience and IC is patched!

Get ready for some bonus experience folks, Daybreak announced today we'll be getting 12 days of it.

 

https://www.everquest.com/news/eq-fall-fun-bonuses-3-nov-2017

 

Fall Fun

Adventurers, the final Fall Fun bonus is here!

From Wednesday, November 29, 2017, until Monday, December 11, 2017, ALL players will receive 1.5 times as much experience in their adventures across Norrath!

Get ready to grind, Norrathians! It's time to reap those rewards.


 

Also our Item Collector is patched now for the November 21st patch. Sorry for the wait on that folks.

Daybreak Marketplace Deals

Daybreak has some marketplace deals starting today. Open up the marketplace tool in game and check them out.

 

https://www.everquest.com/news/eq-holiday-marketplace-sale-nov-2017

As we roll into the holiday season, we're encouraging players to partake in their own festivities across Norrath!

From now until December 7, 2017, a selection of assorted holiday-themed items including Endless Turkeys, the Festive Autumnal Center Piece, the Crown of Feathers Nimbus, the Familiar of Thankful Days, and more are on sale in the Marketplace!

Remember, this isn't the only way to enjoy the season - Fall Fun is also in full swing! Don't forget to take advantage of the 50% shorter instance lockout timers up until November 28!

 

We'll be entering Frostfell before you know it, so don't miss out on the fall festivities!

Update Notes: Tuesday November 21, 2017

GENERAL

  • Fixed an issue preventing Marketplace gifting.

QUESTS

  • The Dire Warg Whisperer - The dire warg muzzle works as intended, once again.
  • Caught by the Tail - Scout Chenka and Outrider Storian now interact with each other consistently.

Planes of Prophecy Expansion Preview

Festering like a pustule in the celestial spheres, the Plane of Disease is the unfortunate embodiment of its ruler and the bringer of plagues, Bertoxxulous.

The air hangs with a sticky, stagnant mix of pestilence and decay, its vapors so deadly as to cause organs to rot within seconds of contact. Bile and bodily wastes fill the lakes, rivers, and sea, frothing at the surface and scarring the shoreline. Large boils cover the putrid land, where rank pus excretes from the surface with every step.

You'll come into unsavory contact with the Plaguebringer's most devout worshippers, the Springview Healers, and unravel the secrets of this land of degeneration in your pursuit of the Tenets of Hate.

Venture deep into the infected bowels of this ever-decaying plane where an ancient tomb of kings, the Crypt of Decay, awaits, and discover what Lanys T'vyl and her Primordial Malice have in store for Bertoxxulous.

It is with utmost urgency that you, the mortal heroes of Norrath, survive this festering realm and its infestation of creatures, and prevent the Tenets of Hate from fulfilling their prophecy of domination.

The Plane of Disease may prove to be your most vile challenge yet, adventurer... do you think you've got the stomach to face it?

The Planes of Prophecy will come to Norrath on November 28, 2017, but you can pre-order the expansion right now! If you're an All Access Member, you'll also recieve an additional 10% off of the expansion pre-order and more! You can learn more about All Access perks here.

Server Downtime: Wednesday, November 15 @ 5:30 AM

Here comes the November patch folks.

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/server-downtime-wednesday-november-15-5-30-am-pt.245168/

"All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 5:30 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last up to 7 hours.


Once available, notes for this update can be found in the Game Update Notes section here."

 

Also it looks like they taking down Erollisi Marr tomorrow morning for server maintenance.

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/erollisi-marr-server-downtime-11-15-3-30-am-pt.245169/

"The Erollisi Marr server will be coming down at 3:30 AM PT on Wednesday, November 15 for a quick bounce. Downtime is expected to last approximately 30 minutes."

November 15, 2017
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*** Highlights ***

- Updated the way all merchant windows function and added a search function. See the UI section below for details.
- Delayed the votes for Gates of Discord on Lockjaw and Ragefire by two weeks. Ragefire voting will begin December 25th, and Lockjaw will begin December 27th.


*** Items ***

- Added the intended functionality to several Ring of Scale items that were able to be claimed early:
- - Goblet of Adventure II and Shared Goblet of Adventure II will function as intended.
- - The Devourer Familiar can now be summoned.
- - The Guise of the Iron-Toothed Earthdigger can now be used.
- - The Herald Telcha familiar can now be summoned.
- - The Contract of the Skorpikis can now be used if Seeds of Destruction is open on your server.
- - The Fierce Cockatrice Mount, Bridle of the Balefire Wyvern, Gorowyn teleport items, and Ring of Scale Painting will remain disabled until Ring of Scale launches.


*** AA ***

- The majority of activated AA abilities that buff your group can no longer be cast on your target's group using /TGB, with the following exceptions: Group Perfected Levitation, Flight of Eagles, Perfected Dead Men Floating, Communion of the Cheetah, and Talisman of Celerity I. This change does not impact which abilities can be modified by Mass Group Buff.
- Beastlord, Paladin, Ranger, Shadowknight - Spell Casting Reinforcement no longer extends the duration of disciplines.
- Bard - Increased the base attack and accuracy bonuses of all ranks of Quick Time and adjusted the spells so that they are no longer modified by instrument multipliers.
- Bard - Increased the base damage, armor class reduction, and slow components of all ranks of Bladewhirl. Reduced the resistance debuff components of the spells and removed the ability for instruments to modify them.
- Bard - Increased the damage granted by Troubadour's Synergy.
- Bard - Consolidated Troubadour's Slashing, Piercing, and Crushing Mastery into a single ability line Troubadour's Weapon Mastery. The ability lines were refunded with this change.
- Bard - Modified Focus: Fjilnauk's Insult to also increase the effectiveness of Kaficus' Insult and refunded Focus: Kaficus' Insult.
- Bard - Modified Focus: Tsaph's Insult to also increase the effectiveness of Garath's Insult and refunded Focus: Garath's Insult.
- Beastlord - Adjusted the stacking on Protection of the Warder to better coexist with other melee guard buffs.
- Beastlord - Consolidated Focus of Animus and Focus of the Frozen North into a single ability line named Primalist's Focus. The ability lines were refunded with this change.
- Beastlord - Modified Focus: Kromtus Lance to also increase the effectiveness of Kromrif Lance and refunded Focus: Kromrif Lance.
- Berserker - Adjusted the stacking on Bloodshield and Uncanny Resilience to better coexist with other melee guard buffs.
- Druid - Fixed a bug that prevented ranks 2-4 of Focus: Chill of the Copsetender from functioning.
- Enchanter - Reduced the proc rate of all ranks of Color Shock.
- Magician - Corrected an issue that caused the taunt ability of Companion of Necessity to only hit a single target rather than all targets around it.
- Monk - Modified the additional buff granted by ranks 25-27 of Zan Fi's Whistle to trigger extra damage strikes from Eagle Strike and Dragon Punch (or Tail Rake) in addition to Tiger Claw.
- Monk - Increased the chance for Thunderfoot to trigger on flying kick attacks for ranks 5-8.
- Monk - Fixed a bug that prevented Focus: Dragon's Balance from functioning.
- Ranger - Consolidated Scout's Mastery of Slashing, Piercing, and Crushing into a single ability line named Scout's Weapon Mastery. The ability lines were refunded with this change.
- Rogue - Consolidated Assassin's Mastery of Slashing, Piercing, and Crushing into a single ability line named Assassin's Weapon Mastery. The ability lines were refunded with this change.
- Rogue - Increased the effectiveness of Bladeshield by 3% per rank.
- Shadowknight - Increased the per hit damage absorption of Cascading Theft of Defense so that the sum now equals the total damage absorption of the buff.
- Shaman - Corrected an issue that caused the taunt ability of Spirit of Urgency to only hit a single target rather than all targets around it.
- Shaman - Adjusted the stacking on Rabid Bear's Protection to better coexist with other melee guard buffs.
- Warrior - Adjusted the stacking on Imperator's Command to better coexist with other HP and AC buffs.
- Warrior - Moved the mana and endurance regeneration components of Imperator's Command to Imperator's Charge.
- Warrior - Adjusted the focus effectiveness of Imperator's Precision and removed the restriction that prevented its use on raid targets.


*** Mercenaries ***

- Fixed an issue that prevented mercenaries from triple attacking as intended.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Delayed the votes for Gates of Discord on Lockjaw and Ragefire by two weeks. Ragefire voting will begin December 25th, and Lockjaw will begin December 27th.
- An Epic Request (Rogue) - Fixed an issue that made the Toy Chest puzzle nearly impossible at lower levels.
- Fire pets between levels 51 and 60 will cast lower-damage spells until Planes of Power is unlocked to better match the damage done by other pets in those eras.

*** Miscellaneous ***

- You will now be able to see the name of spells being cast by other players and NPCs regardless of your level difference.
- Fixed a client crash that could occur in the Advanced Loot Window.

*** UI ***

- Fixed a typo in the comment for filigree UI borders.
- Updated all merchants to use the same UI window.
- - The price has been moved into a single cost column regardless of currency type.
- - There is now a note for the current amount of currency that you have in your inventory.
- - Added a search bar to the merchant window.
- Spell icons will no longer overlap the description text in inspection windows.
- Fixed text formatting in the purchase window.
- Added target type and resist type to the spell description window.
- Corrected an issue where raid member names were duplicated in the Give to: and Set all to: lists in the advanced loot window.

- Changed -
EQUI.xml 
EQUI_Animations.xml 
EQUI_MarketplaceWnd.xml 
EQUI_MerchantWnd.xml 
EQUI_NewPointMerchantWnd.xml 
EQUI_PointMerchantWnd.xml 
EQUI_PurchaseWnd.xml 



- The EverQuest Team

Site Maintenance Tonight 11-13-2017

All Allakhazam websites will be taken offline tonight for maintenance, starting at 10pm PT. We plan to bring the sites back up around 11:30pm PT, however maintenance might be extended if needed.

Edit: Purging of watched threads and posts will be done at another time.

Forum fixes are now in place and there shouldn't be any issue with posting now.

Gear Up, Level Up Week 7

We're fast approaching the end of Gear Up, Level Up but we've still got a few more bonuses in store!

From 12:01AM PT on Monday, November 13, 2017, until 11:59PM PT on Sunday, November 19, 2017 players on Live Servers will receiving double loot! Plus, if you're playing on a Live Server and have an All Access Membership, you'll also earn double status!

Playing on a Progression Server? This week, you'll be granted the highly-coveted double XP bonus!

Get on out there, adventurers - you're almost out of time to gear up and level up!

Planes of Prophecy Expansion Preview

Home of all things innovative and mechanical and watched over by the formless entity known as the Great Gear, the Plane of Innovation has thrived during the absence of the Gods through the ingenuity of Norrathians. It is this mortal power of creativity that the plane feeds upon. (Blame the gnomes if you want, as we all know the inquisitive minds of gnomes are limitless.)

Meanwhile, the clockworks under the Great Gear’s influence are unforgiving and calculating in defending their plane. Within the depths of the scrapyards, a massive foreboding building known as the Manaetic Factory looms.

In the factory, all of the evolving machines are fabricated and tested... on none other than YOU! Survive these "tests" and see what the Great Gear and his creations have lying in wait for those who attempt to defile the plane.

Another being has had some influence on the plane, who might be a recognizable name in Norrath’s history - Meldrath the Malignant has made the Plane of Innovation a home of sorts, using the advanced designs of the clockworks to figure out how to possess machinery at will.

Meldrath has started replacing his own body parts with superior mechanical devices, but is in need of fresh organic material to continue to research fusing biological tissue into mechanized bodies… That is where Norrathians come in!

Adventurers are sent to seek out Meldrath who might know of a way to gain access to further planes in the pursuit of the Tenets of Hate. Why he would choose to help Norrathians in this task remains a mystery.

Invading “fleshbags” will need to battle past all of the plane’s defenses to find out exactly what Meldrath is up to and how he has been able to hide away on the plane without being forced out by the native machines.

The denizens of Innovation will not hold back in defending their home, and they have no fear of death as they do not even grasp the concept. This makes them efficient killing machines that can easily dispatch the majority of any invading force.

Do you think you have what it takes to survive the clockwork forces of the Plane of Innovation? You'll find out when Planes of Prophecy launches on November 28, 2017! 

You can pre-order the Planes of Prophecy expansion right now! Plus, if you're an All Access Member, you'll also recieve an additional 10% off of the expansion pre-order and more! You can learn more about All Access perks here.