Update Notes: Thursday January 26, 2017

All US EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, January 26th, 2017 at 2:00PM PT (10 PM UTC) for an update. Estimated downtime could be up to 4 hours.


All EU servers will come offline at 9:00 PM PT (5 AM UTC January 27th) for this update. Downtime is anticipated to be approximately 2 hours.

Update notes for this downtime can be found in the Game Update Notes forum once they're available.



POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
General

  • Ikile Harmonia <Tradeskill Tutorial> and Ralika Mekkila <Crafting Trainer> in Kelethin should no longer fall to the forest floor.
  • Lama Mukhlisah in The Stonebrunt Highlands should no longer fall through the floor.
  • Proctor Talnisk <Representative of Dominus Rile> in Fens of Nathsar should no longer fall through the floor.
  • Monsters and Bosses in Kunark Ascending dungeons all now see stealth and invis.

ITEMS

  • Brought the Ring and Band of Pursuing Sagas into the correct item progression.
  • Gossamer Blade and the Blade of the Naya'Patel will now accept cyan adornments.
  • Corrected the stats and effect on Gossamer Blade.
  • Removed the 2 extra resolve and predicated effects that were added to the wrong tier of some raid armor.

QUESTS

  • Nonsense is Better Than no Sense at All - Certain elements of the coin quest now require the completion of specific quests to pick up the coins.
  • Awakening Bonds: ...Is Whole Again - Corrected an issue that prevented the seeress from fully updating the quest for some players.

PoP/LoY Unlocks on Phinigel - Weds Feb 1st 2pm PST

https://www.everquest.com/news/planes-of-power-unlock-phinigel-progression-server-feb-2017

The Planes of Power AND Legacy of Ykesha expansion content is scheduled to unlock on the Phinigel progression server on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 @ 2PM PST* 

Planes of Power Load Screen

Special note: Some NPCs or other game features may require up to an hour or so to appear correctly in-game after this content unlocks. 

Is this the first time you've heard about the Phinigel progression server? Learn more about this special server here!

 

*convert this to your local time

Update Notes: Tuesday January 24, 2017

The U.S. EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 7:00AM PST for an update. The EU Server will be updated at 5:00AM London Time on January 25.

Estimated downtime is approximately two hours.

Update notes for this downtime can be found in the Game Update Notes forum once they're available.
POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Vaedenmoor: Realm of Despair [Raid]
  • High end difficulty encounters have had their "Panic" mechanic made a bit more lenient toward the beginning of the encounter.
  • Vhaksiz the Shade has had his health adjusted.
Ruins of Kaesora: Ancient Xalgozian Temple [Raid]
  • Xalgoz has had his health adjusted.
  • Xalgoz's Staff of Control should now correctly be able to be used on Xagloz but is still not a required item to defeat his encounter.
  • The Strathbone Runelord should no longer remain immune to damage at low health for an extended amount of time.
Crypt of Dalnir: The Kly Stronghold [Raid]
  • The Kly has had his health adjusted.
Lost City of Torsis: Ashiirian Court [Raid]
  • Lord Rak'Ashiir has had his health adjusted.
Tomb of the Mad Crusader [Raid]
  • Xebnok the Wretched no longer charms players.
Lair of Haunts [Quest Zone]
  • Corrected an issue that caused the zone to not allow a group to zone in.
  • Tombwatch L'Drykk can no longer be charmed.
Arcanna'se Spire: Order and Chaos [Raid]
  • The botanist will now spawn plants slightly faster once engaged.
Kaesora: Tomb of the Venerated [Heroic]
  • The first two nameds, Chatizad and Zannaska, have had their hitpoints reduced and their adds now spawn less frequently.
ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
  • Corrected an issue that would cause Ascension Combos to be heavily influenced by lag.
  • Removing the daze effect that randomly got applied to Double Up.
  • Corrected a bug with the duration of Glacial Freeze which made it to apply for longer than intended.
  • Gift of Bertoxxulous will now cooperate with ascension buffs.
ITEMS
  • Adjusted a number of set bonuses on TSO raid armor to ensure proper ability stacking.
  • Corrected protection values on a number of shields dropped in Innothule and original Kunark overland zones that were too high. Boosted some TSO raid shield protection values to compensate.
QUESTS
  • The Map is a Key. The Key is a Map? will reward a primary hand weapon for Rangers.
  • Awakening Bonds: Once Was Lost... will reward a primary hand weapon for Channelers.
  • Jerol in Village of Shin now offers "Lilly's Letter" to those who have completed "The Heart of Qeynos" and "A Body to Die For".
  • Body to Die For - Lilly now responds appropriately, even if you have completed "The Eyes Have It".

Server Maintenance Tomorrow Morning Jan 24th

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/server-downtime-tues-jan-24-9-00-am-pst.237971/

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All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 9:00AM Pacific* for maintenance. Servers will be unavailable for approximately two hours.

Keep an eye on the EverQuest forums and social media for status updates and for news if additional downtime is needed.

Update Notes: January 19, 2017

All EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Thursday, January 19th, 2016 at 7:00AM PT (3 PM UTC) for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately two hours.

The EU EverQuest II Server will be brought offline on Thursday, January 19th, 2016 at 9:00PM PT for an update (Approx. 5:00 AM UTC January 20th). Estimated downtime is two hours.

Update notes for this downtime can be found in the Game Update Notes forum once they're available.



ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT

  • Fixed an issue with Ethershadow Assassin that was granting it two points of base damage per point of power spent.
  • Smoothed out the curve for obtaining Fabled and Mythical critical hits when crit chance is over 1000.
  • Spiritual Leadership may no longer critically apply.
  • Increased the base ward amount of Spiritual Leadership.

TRADESKILLS
The recipe for Blocker's Bauble will now return the correct product.

ITEMS

  • A number of The Shadow Odyssey items (mainly Heritage and dungeon quest rewards, and charms) have been updated with proper stats.
  • The 4-piece set bonus on Guardians' Ether Champion armor now properly stacks with their Shield Bash class focus.
  • The 2-piece set bonus on TSO Dirge and Troubador raid sets has been replaced with the effect from their shard armor set.
  • The 6-piece set bonus on TSO Coercer and Illusionist raid sets now properly stacks with their class focus.
  • The 3 belts dropped by Warlord Ykesha now properly show their Poison Coins effects again.
  • Removed the confusion percentage sign on Illuminated Bonds Telluric Rending modification.

QUESTS

  • Shady Swashbuckler XVIII - Now offers the Tanaan Portal Device, for those who have completed "The Rift".
  • Awakening Bonds: Whispers of the Past - Those who crafted the Vessel of Wisdom in Crypt of Dalnir: Baron's Workshop [Solo] need only return to Dalnir's forges in "Crypt of Dalnir: Baron's Workshop [Heroic]" and interact with the placed Vessel of Wisdom, nearby to receive credit.
  • The Captain's Lament - Researcher Tahar will now grant the "Experimental spire device plan" and components to those who have deleted them before creating a spire device.
  • Tears of Veeshan: The Core Problem - The Arcanum Vision Elixir is now removed from the player's inventory when the quest is deleted.

January 2017 Patch

January 18, 2017
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*** Highlights ***

- Changed the display of the 'Armor Class' statistic to show its component parts: 'Mitigation' and 'Evasion':
- - Although the new numbers are lower, your effective Armor Class is the same. These new numbers have always been used in combat calculations (see below for more details).


*** Items ***

- Increased the spell damage on some pieces of Selrach's armor so there is not a downgrade on the set between it and Cohort's armor.
- Corrected the name of the focus effect on Velazul's Soulrender Breastplate to be 'Deflection Discipline Duration' rather than 'Focused Arrowrain Fury'.
- Corrected a bug that prevented a number of Empires of Kunark items with activated spells from unlocking the correct passive Alternate Advancement ability.
- Mana of the Sarnak Compressor is now an eight slot container, allowing it to be used as an alternative for players without skills in tradeskills.


*** Quests And Events ***

- Atrebe's Vault (Raid and Group) - It should no longer be possible for the event to spawn NPCs when the raid is not in progress, for example shortly after a success or reset.
- Maestro of Rancor (PoP Era, Hateplaneb) (Raid) - Damaging Maestro will no longer prevent him from using his mechanics. For example, the accompanists will spawn at the organ even if he was reduced from 100% to 70% health in one tick.
- Innoruuk (PoP Era, Hateplaneb) (Raid) - It is no longer possible to kill the large version of Innoruuk without also killing the Evangelist of Hate first. This will prevent the raid from getting into a state where the untargetable Evangelist of Hate would spawn adds indefinitely.
- Atrebe Sathir (Raid) - Ultimate Siphon Pulse now drains mana and endurance instead of endurance and endurance.
- The Crystal Bloom (Group) - Wary ol' Krange, wary though he may be, has returned to the Korascian Warrens.
- Karana the Rainkeeper (Raid) - Restored a dialog that was intended to take place between Askr the Lost and Karana at the conclusion of this event.
- Drogan Toes - The first step will no longer suggest that you should get Drogan Toes from the quest giver, Vasyryx Teken`tlar.
- Drogan Toes - Fixed the hand-in of Drogan toes to Vasyryx in Frontier Mountains.
- Queen Velazul Di`Zok (Raid) - Queen Velazul in the Chardok raid event will now make it very clear when she casts Reflective Scales.
- The quest Guilds and the Guild Lobby again work correctly.
- Faldor Hendrys has returned from an over-a-decade-long vacation and can again be found in North Qeynos.
- Fixed some dialogue errors with Ralla Merow'shu in Chardok. She should now properly give out the quest Their Own Medicine.
- Removed dozens of bad LDoN adventure definitions that could send you to kill a low level Miragul's Menagerie spider in a high level Balancing Chambers Takish-Hiz dungeon.
- The brazier teleporters in Solusek Ro's Tower will no longer give a character a flag if they already have one. This should reduce lag and confusion.
- The items necessary to spawn Captain Krasnok in Hate's Fury can now be acquired much more easily.
- Fixed some issues with the Avatar of Wind, Avatar of Dust, Spider and 'Turkeybee' events in Plane of Air.
- Fixed an issue that was causing the Unstable Potion in the first Kor'Sha raid to not work properly.


*** Spells ***

- Improved messaging when a spell that you have cast has been overwritten:
- - Two new filterable chat colors have been created for beneficial and detrimental spells being overwritten.
- - The message 'Your Spellname spell on Target has been overwritten.' replaces the message 'Your Spellname spell has worn off of Target.' when your spell is overwritten by another spell. 
- - This message will not display when a spell that you cast on yourself is overwritten by yourself.
- Bard - Increased the damage dealt by all four 'Chant' DoT/Debuff lines of spells.
- Bard - Added a cast time and duration to Soothing Psalm of the Sunrise so it will now work like most other songs.
- Wizard - Corrected an issue that caused the Vortex Effect debuff triggered from the Shocking Vortex line of spells to fade earlier than intended.


*** AA ***

- Fixed a bug with rank 4 of Trophy Collector that prevented it from functioning.


*** NPCs ***

- Many of the nobles in Kael Drakkel have shed their cumbersome armor and waxed their mustaches to return to the refined appearance they had pre-2005.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Fixed issue that could cause triggered bosses in Velious raid instances to spawn on zone up. Now they should not.
- Fixed several instances that would cause characters to be teleported to base zones instead of the instance, such as in Planes of Nightmare and Torment.
- Respawns should no longer happen in Phinigel progression server instances, except where they are important to boss fights.
- Vulak, Avatar of War, and Bazzt Zzzt in Phinigel progression server instances will no longer be up on zone startup and will have to be triggered using the expected method.
- Corrected some Progression-server-only requirements for Planes of Power zones. When Planes of Power launches they will require full flagging. Once Lost Dungeons of Norrath launches they will behave as they did from the first time zone access was increased (in 2003) until we again lowered their requirements during the Dragons of Norrath era. The 85/15 rule remains unchanged for these zones.
- - The Plane of Valor can now be entered at level 55 without other flags when Lost Dungeons of Norrath is open. This requirement lowers to level 46 when Dragons of Norrath opens.
- - The Halls of Honor can be entered at level 63 when Lost Dungeons of Norrath is open. This will now lower to 57 when Dragons of Norrath opens. Previously neither exception would work on Progression servers.
- - The Temple of Marr can now be entered at level 62 without other flags when Lost Dungeons of Norrath is open. This requirement now lowers to 57 when Dragons of Norrath opens. Previously there had not been an alternate level requirement for this zone on Progression servers until DoN unlocked it.
- - Drunder, the Fortress of Zek can now be entered at level 62 without other flags when Lost Dungeons of Norrath is open. This requirement will lower to 57 when Dragons of Norrath opens.
- - The Bastion of Thunder can now be entered at level 62 without other flags when Lost Dungeons of Norrath is open. This requirement will lower to 57 when Dragons of Norrath opens. Previously neither exception would ever take effect on Progression servers.
- - The Tower of Solusek Ro can now be entered at level 57 when Dragons of Norrath opens. Previously there was no alternate level requirement available at any time on Progression servers.
- - The Elemental planes (Air, Fire, Water, EarthA and EarthB) can only be entered via flag until Dragons of Norrath opens. At that point any level 60 will be able to enter these zones.
- Many Spell Research recipes are now restricted to an expansion at least three expansions after the spell itself is available.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Enabled the free trade ruleset for items on Brekt.
- Enabled character transfers to Brekt, except from Firiona Vie.
- Made an adjustment to how NPCs on flight paths animate in order to reduce unnecessary pitching as they traverse through the air.
- Updated attack messaging for a number of NPCs races so that some creatures will 'sting, slice, maul, or claw' rather than 'hit'.
- Fixed an issue with fear spells that would often result in a zone crash. Occurred most commonly in the Revisited Plane of Fear.
- Made various fixes to punctuation and spelling:
- - Added missing direct address comma to many NPC phrases.
- - Added missing comma to set off speaker's tag for say and shout.
- - Corrected several misspellings of Cazic-Thule.
- - Added terminating punctuation to /yell texts.
- Many Planes of Power zones now have load balancing enabled.
- Addressed an issue where fellowship leaders were sometimes randomly changing when a world was restarted.
- Addressed an issue that was causing standard guild halls to not properly spawn.
- Fixed a typo in the faction name Drusella Sathir.
- Mitigation armor class granted from buffs will now function the same for players, player summoned pets, and mercenaries in that it will be subject to the armor class 'soft cap'.
- - This corrects an issue seen on the test server where player summoned pets and mercenaries had their total mitigation AC impacted by the soft cap.


*** UI ***

- Added a velocity label to the stats page of the inventory window which will display your current movement speed.
- Adjusted the formatting of AA ability descriptions to reduce the amount of scrolling necessary to view relevant information for most abilities.
- Changed the display of the 'Attack' statistic to show its component parts: 'Offense' and 'Accuracy':
- - The Offense stat increases your likelihood to deal more damage when you land a melee attack and is countered by your opponent's Mitigation stat.
- - The Accuracy stat increases your likelihood to land a hit on your opponent in melee combat and is countered by your opponent's Evasion stat.
- Changed the display of the 'Armor Class' statistic to show its component parts: 'Mitigation' and 'Evasion':
- - Although the new numbers are lower, your effective Armor Class is the same. These new numbers have always been used in combat calculations.
- - The Mitigation stat increases the likelihood for you to take less damage when you are hit by a melee attack and is countered by your opponent's Offense stat.
- - The Evasion stat increases the likelihood for you to avoid being hit by a melee attack and is countered by your opponent's Accuracy stat.
- - Spell descriptions that report the amount of Armor Class granted by buffs should now report a more accurate value.
- Inspecting a mount, illusion, or familiar item that triggers an additional blessing buff will now list that buff as a 'Blessing' rather than a 'Focus Effect'.
- - Inspecting an item with an activated effect that requires you to be able to equip the item to use will display 'Can Equip' before the casting time. This label will be highlighted in red if you cannot activate the item you are inspecting.
- Fixed an issue with the advanced loot window when looting a no drop item. This occurred only the first time after zoning when no drop confirmation was on.


- Changed -
EQUI_AAWindow.xml 
EQUI_Inventory.xml 


*** Previously Updated ***

- Fixed an issue that was preventing the Lceanium raid from working.
- Atrebe's Vault (Raid) - All NPCs in the event will now tether if pulled outside of the main room.
- Queen Velazul Di`Zok (Raid) - The event cleanup on success or failure should more reliably remove all adds in the event by not spawning adds as the event is resetting.
- The Last Grove - The Majestic Water Bucket can now be used in load balanced versions of Scorched Woods.
- The Vex Thal instance on progression servers will again spawn the Vex Thal bosses.


- The EverQuest Team

Update Notes: January 12, 2017

Accounts and Purchases will be unavailable beginning at 4 AM PT (Noon UTC) for approximately 2 hours.

All EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 7:00AM PDT (3 PM UTC) for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately two hours.

Update notes for this downtime can be found in the Game Update Notes forum once they're available.



GENERAL
Fixed an issue where client updates for Beastlords would be sent way too frequently.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
General

  • Shady Swashbuckler XVIII - Now offers The Shield of the Magi, for those who have completed "Koada'dal Magi's Craft".
  • Several Heroic bosses have had issues with spawning more adds than was intended. These should now properly spawn the correct number of adds more reliably.

Ruins of Kaesora: Ancient Xalgozian Temple [Raid]

  • Bleeding Bite will now increase the amount of damage taken from all sources.

Kunark Ascending: Raids

  • Achievements for killing Shanaira the Prestigious are no longer hidden.

Crypt of Dalnir: Ritual Chamber [Heroic]

  • The Kly's reflections will now unroot when they receive damage.
  • An achievement has been added for defeating The Kly [Challenge].

Arcanna'se Spire: Repository of Secrets [Heroic]

  • Adds properly despawn for the Tabor'Zaai and Xerxes'Kade encounters.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT

  • Ethereal Mastery, and Ethereal Expertise now use the new Ability Doublecast stat instead of a scripted effect.
  • Double Up now uses the new Ability Doublecast stat instead of a scripted effect.
  • Fixed an issue with certain abilities when using pass-through targeting.
  • Focused Offensive now displays the correct chance to recast any offensive Combat Art on Time-Locked Servers.
  • Reduced the spell tier multiplier on Ethershadow Assassin.
  • Corrected the display on combat mitigation debuffs. They will now show their full reduction after all multipliers in the ability examine and tooltip.
  • Cheap Shot no longer casts a separate 2 second Cheap Shot on termination that only applies to non-heroic targets. Instead, its duration has been increased to 4 seconds and can affect heroic targets that are not immune to stuns.

ITEMS
Gear from The Shadow Odyssey expansion has been upgraded to provide progression for the Time-Locked Expansion Server.

QUESTS

  • Quest targets for "Mending a Broken Land" and "Never Ending Mending of a Broken Land" have been made to respawn faster.
  • You no longer have to wait 18 hours after completing "Mending a Broken Land" to pick up "Never Ending Mending of a Broken Land".
  • Flying wyverns should now count toward "Mending a Broken Land" and "Never Ending Mending of a Broken Land" kills.
  • Spirits in the Streets - Nelik Ulnya will now accept your report from Acolyte Ksylia, even if you have completed "Collective Memory" or "Grobb, Not Forgotten".
  • Collective Memory - Nelik Ulnya will now only offer this quest after "Spirits in the Streets" is completed.
  • Ritual of Bone should now progress normally after speaking with Osh.
  • A Message to Osh - Osh will now respond to those who have used the spiritgate, even if the player is on "Curse of the Magic Thief" or "Awakening Bonds: Forks in the Road."
  • Awakening Bonds: Whispers of the Past - The mortar and pestle will now require the necessary component.
  • How the Mighty Fall - Skalmos is now susceptible to being damaged by the most mighty.
  • The Warriors Call: Volume II – People who used the incorrect forge and now have the Indestructible Hammer and no update should use the Worker’s Sledgemallet to travel to the Forge of Time and Space and click on the correct forge. This will update your quest.

PUBLIC QUESTS

  • Jaled Dar's Shade and The Iksar Hero's hitpoints have been further reduced.
  • Shade of the First Brood - First Brood sentries should no longer spawn under the world.

Quarm Event 1 End in sight

From the official boards comes new of a new "Free Trade Rules" server, born out of the ashes of Quarm event #1.

 

Will you play there? Will you start from level 1 or use this week to build your level 51/50 roster of characters?

 

On Tuesday, January 17, 2017 @ 10AM PST the Quarm server event will end. Don’t miss your chance to earn rewards from completing the progression goals from this event server. More details on Quarm rewards can be found in the post here.

When this event ends, the Quarm server will close and all characters, guilds, fellowships, shared banks, etc will be moved to a new server, Brekt. The Brekt server will be a standard server with a free trade rule set, similar to Firiona Vie. Characters can be transferred to Brekt. Characters can NOT be transferred off of Brekt.

We’re estimating that it’ll take around six hours to transfer everything from the Quarm server to the new Brekt server, however it’s possible it takes much longer. We’ll keep everyone updated regarding the status of the opening of the Brekt server.


Thank you for participating on this special event server!

Wiki and Forum search is now fixed.

Thanks to ZAM for having a developer fix our wiki and forum search! This will help people search for much more information.

Wiki search is located under the Wiki link at the top of the site. This search is also available by using the main search bar in the upper right hand corner of the site.

Forum search is under Forums at the top of the site.

Up to 50% off Frostfell items in the Marketplace

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/up-to-50-off-many-frostfell-items.237629/#post-3494664

Starting today through January 7th at 11:00 PM PST, this is your final opportunity to help spread Frostfell cheer! Look to the Marketplace for discounts on a selection of traditional Frostfell items.

Enjoy the holiday season while you still can!