Update Notes: Tuesday August 9, 2016


US EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 at 7:00AM PDT* for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately two hours.

The EU EverQuest II Server will be brought offline on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 at 9:00PM PDT* for an update (Approx. 4:00AM GMT August 10th). Estimated downtime is two hours.


GENERAL
Fixed an issue where a character’s backpack appearance would reset after zoning in certain situations.

ITEMS
Equipment drops from Karnor's Castle have been brought back down into progression.

TLE Voting is In!

As stated by RadarX on the EverQuest 2's forums:

The results are in! The community has voted and it looks like everyone is ready to assail Chardok and conquer Karnor's Castle! The Rise of Kunark expansion will launch at noon PT on August 16th.


The final results for those of you interested were 66% of participants voted to unlock the next expansion.

Original post by RadarX is here.

Living Legacy Raids: Round One!

Living Legacy Raids are back for a limited time! The first two will begin (Wednesday, August 3) and will be available until 11:00PM PT on Wednesday, August 17! Here’s a bit about the first two raids:

Living Legacy Raid #1: Marathon
Living Legacy Raid #2: Sprint

Check in with Whizzlebang Twempt in Steamfont Mountains and see how well your raid can do! The I.R.A. (Infinitely Regenerative Automaton) has been designed and constructed to be an unstoppable and destructive force. Can you and your friends keep up with its awesome power?

These two raids are intended for players that are level 80 and higher. Each of these raids has a scalable augment that is rewarded based on how well your raid performs.

For more information, (shameless plug for ZAM) check out info here on ZAM for Marathon and Sprint. Or check out Fanra’s wiki!

Don’t miss out on your chance to attempt these raids and receive these rewards again, for a limited time!

GU101 - Coming Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New adventures await you, Norrathains! GU101 is scheduled to release on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, and there’s something in this update for players of all levels.

New Fabled Content to Explore From The Fallen Dynasty!

These new Fabled dungeons can be accessed through a portal just off the docks in The Village of Shin. This content is intended for level 100 characters, and a membership is required to enter these zones.

The Fabled Fallen Dynasty is made up of The Fabled Nizara, City of the Nayad which will have both Heroic and Advanced Solo versions! Also available will be The Fabled Cavern of the Crustaceans Raid for groups of 12 players and The Fabled Xux'laio's Roost Raid and The Fabled Antechamber of Fate Raid for groups of 24 players.

August 2016 Update Preview

Roshen posted on the Everquest official forums some big changes coming up in the next August update. Check them out.

 

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/august-2016-update-preview-tuning-and-aa-consolidation.234383/

 

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As we get closer to the end of the year, most of the team's efforts are focused on working on EverQuest’s 23rd expansion. In preparation for the expansion, our August update focuses on AA consolidation and tuning systems.

This update is scheduled for Wednesday, August 17, 2016, and we wanted to give everyone a preview at some of the things that will be coming later this month.

In this update, we’ll have:

  • Many AA Ability Consolidations
  • Improvements to how Runes Stack
  • Adjustments to Riposte
  • Additional Combat Balance
  • Added Quest Flag to MANY Classic Items

The most extensive section of the August update notes will be the list of AA ability lines that have been merged with their activated counterparts. As always, we value your feedback on these upcoming changes, but we ask that you check them out for yourself first (on test or on live servers). We’re grateful for your continued support!

For additional information regarding some of the more notable things that players can expect from this update, see the post here.

Everquest Events for the next year!

Prathun over on the official Everquest forums updated the schedule for in game events! Here is what he posted.

 

Has it been a year already? 
Here's a list of the events scheduled out for the next 13 months or so. Note that the anniversary events have a good chance of changing, but we don't have any information to share on that yet. 

Living Legacy 1 & 2 - IRA Marathon and IRA Sprint, Starts 08/03/2016 00:00; Ends 08/17/2016 23:00. 
Living Legacy 3 & 4 - Endurance and Avatar of Despair, Starts 08/17/2016 00:00; Ends 08/29/2016 23:00. 
Summer events - Quests, Started 08/31/2016 00:00; Ends 09/28/2016 23:00. 
Summer events - Mission, Starts 09/14/2016 00:00; Ends 09/28/2016 23:00. 
Nights of the Dead, Starts 10/26/2016 00:00; Ends 11/09/2016 23:00. 
Dragons, Dragons, Dragons! and Giants, Giants, Giants!, Starts 11/09/2016 00:00; Ends 12/07/2016 23:00. 
Frostfell, Starts 12/03/2016 00:00; Ends 01/07/2017 23:00. 
New Years, Starts 12/26/2016 00:00; Ends 01/21/2017 23:00. 
Erollisi Day, Starts 02/01/2017 00:00; Ends 02/15/2017 23:00. 
15th Anniversary - Plane of War Mission, Starts 02/22/2017 00:00; Ends 04/05/2017 23:00. 
17th Anniversary - Gnome Race & Hate's Fury raid, Starts 03/16/2017 08:00; Ends 04/27/2017 23:00. 
Brew Day - Starts 03/15/2017 00:00; Ends 03/29/2017 23:00. 
Bristlebane Days (the event), Starts 03/22/2017 00:00; Ends 04/05/2017 23:00. 
14th-16th Anniversary - Player Designed Missions, Starts 04/12/2017 00:00; Ends 05/24/2017 23:00. 
5th-13th Anniversary, Starts 04/26/2017 00:00; Ends 06/07/2017 23:00. 
Hardcore Heritage 1 & 2 - zone_blackburrow zone_cazicthule, Starts 05/10/2017 00:00; Ends 05/24/2017 23:00. 
Hardcore Heritage 3 & 4 - zone_gukbottom zone_unrest, Starts 05/24/2017 00:00; Ends 06/07/2017 23:00. 
Hardcore Heritage 5 & 6 - zone_crushbone zone_permafrost, Starts 06/07/2017 00:00; Ends 06/21/2017 23:00. 
Hardcore Heritage 7 & 8 - zone_mistmoore zone_soldungb, Starts 06/21/2017 00:00; Ends 07/19/2017 23:00. 
Death, Death, Death!, Starts 07/19/2017 00:00; Ends 08/02/2017 23:00. 
Living Legacy 1 & 2 - IRA Marathon and IRA Sprint, Starts 08/02/2017 00:00; Ends 08/16/2017 23:00. 
Living Legacy 3 & 4 - Endurance and Avatar of Despair, Starts 08/16/2017 00:00; Ends 08/30/2017 23:00.

Everquest... Questing Lives

The Journey is the reward

(Image Pulled from Sirene_Fippy's post on the official Boards)

 

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Sirene_Fippy has posted on of the best (certainly in recent memory) tales of doing some questing in Everquest over at the official Daybreak boards. These quests are NEW to the game and thus news!


Extra kudos to Sphynx for exemplifying how a true friend acts (read the story to understand the comment).

 

Check it out:

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/thanks-for-the-super-awesome-secret-quests.234186/

Everquest July Update Patch #2

July 13, 2016
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*** Highlights ***

- The new Quarm Event Server is now available for all All-Access members! All members who create a character and log on to Quarm before July 27th at 11PM PDT get two Bottles of Shared Adventure III to claim! One can be claimed on Quarm and one can be claimed on any other server.


*** Items ***

- Corrected a bug that prevented items that grant passive AA abilities from functioning as intended.


*** Quests & Events ***

- Emollious (Raid) - Emollious' various forms will now be more consistently neutralized by Jerill's traps. 
- Fixed an issue that prevented Eron Nurwistle from allowing you to reset your progress on his tasks if you misplaced your jewelry. 

Everquest July Update Patch

July 6, 2016
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*** Highlights ***

- Look to the marketplace this July for the Bird in a Cage. Each one contains a random adoptable bird familiar. Trade them to your friends or collect them all yourself, and keep an eye out for some rare and unique feathered familiars! 
- Lynea the pet collector in the Commonlands will purchase your excess adoptable pets for a unique currency. You can buy a random discontinued pet from her using this currency.

More after the jump...

Quarm Server Update

From: https://www.everquest.com/news/quarm-event-server-coming-july-2016

 

The EverQuest team will be launching Quarm, a special event server, in July! This server is scheduled to launch on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at noon PDT.

We’ll have a beta test for Quarm that will open up to players THIS WEEK on (or around) Thursday, June 16, 2016.

Each period of time the Quarm event server is open will be called an “Event,” followed by the Roman numeral for which Event it is (for example, “Event I”). Each Event on Quarm will have different goals for players to accomplish. Players can earn special rewards by completing Quarm server goals before the end of each Event. An All Access Membership will be required to participate in the events on the Quarm server.

Why name an event server Quarm? Just like how Druzzil Ro preserves the timeline after Quarm is defeated, such is the case with the Quarm server. Once Event I on the Quarm server has run its course, characters will be moved off of the server. Our plan is for new events to be a fresh start on Quarm.

Players that earn rewards from goals during an Event will be able to claim these unique rewards on ANY server (yes, even progression servers)!

Do you and your friends have what it takes to be the FIRST raid to defeat Overlord Mata Muram? If so, you’ll earn a unique title! Even if you aren’t the first people to defeat Mata Muram, additional titles are available for completing the group progression and completing the raid progression on the Quarm server.

How Will the Quarm Server Work?

In case you missed the May 2016 Producer’s Letter, the details for Event I on the Quarm server are:

  • New characters start at Level 51 with 50 AA points, wearing a full set of level-appropriate Defiant gear.
  • Experience rate on Quarm is set to the same rates as other live servers. 
  • All expansions up to and including Omens of War are unlocked. Race / class combinations that are available in Omens of War will be available on Quarm.
  • There will be no expansion unlocks past Omens of War during Event I.
  • Most items are tradable, using the same tradability restrictions as the Firiona Vie server.
  • True box rules apply. Multiple accounts cannot be played on the same hardware.
  • The Recruit-a-Friend experience bonus is disabled to maintain a fair competitive environment.
  • The server will have a finite time limit. At a minimum, it will run for 3 months, but this could be extended.
  • Once the Event has ended, and all characters on Quarm will be moved to a new server. The new server will follow the standard server ruleset. There are no plans to allow transfers off of this new server.


What Are My Goals on the Quarm Server?

To earn rewards, you need to complete either the group or the raid content in Omens of War before the end of the Event.

The group goal is satisfied by completing all six small-scale trials in the Muramite Proving Grounds. The raid goal is satisfied by defeating Overlord Mata Muram in Anguish.

The group trials are offered by each of the six projections in the Muramite Proving Grounds. Each trial tests the participants' mastery of an aspect of domination and warfare that the Muramites value. Up to six players can tackle a small-scale trial together. While fewer than six is possible, it is not recommended, as these trials are challenging and require specific skills and tactics that are not often called upon in battle!

These trials are:

  • The Mastery of Destruction
  • The Mastery of Efficiency
  • The Mastery of Fear
  • The Mastery of Ingenuity
  • The Mastery of Subversion
  • The Mastery of Weaponry 

 

Defeating Overlord Mata Muram may sound simple, but as those who have fought him in the past can attest, getting to him is half the battle. To challenge Mata Muram, each adventurer must individually complete Taromani's signet-seeking quest, and the raid force must collectively complete all six large-scale trials in the Muramite Proving Grounds, and then they must defeat every other target in Anguish.