Update Notes: Wednesday September 7, 2016

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

The EU EverQuest II Server will be brought offline on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 at 9:00PM PDT* for an update (Approx. 4:00AM GMT September 8th). Estimated downtime is two hours.



PUBLIC QUESTS
Increased the amount of currency rewarded for the Kralet Penumbra Attacks! public quest.
Corrected a bug that allowed extra rewards to be granted from Search and Destroy in Tranquil and Phantom seas.
Crusader's Medals are now rewarded from the level 95 version of The Crusade in Jarsath Wastes.

BATTLEGROUNDS
Live Battlegrounds have been removed and replaced with a Battleground Beta. Full details may be found in this thread:
https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq...-when-they-do-bg-beta-feedback-thread.572174/

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Fabled Antechamber of Fate [Raid]
Cheldrak should now correctly apply his brief immunity to Guardian's Bane when a player dies.

Veeshan's Peak
Reduced Nexona's heals from 15% to 5%.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
Increased the stat sharing for swarm pets by 12%.

ITEMS
War runes can no longer be used while mentoring.
Rare chest and leg armor from The Fabled Nizara, City of the Nayad [Heroic] have been upgraded to be in line with zone difficulty.
Ranged weapons that were set to use a melee weapon skill for damage calculations now use the ranged skill.

September 2016 Producer's Letter

Looks like we finally got some news on the upcoming expansion!

 

https://www.everquest.com/news/producer-letter-eq-summer-2016

 

Greetings Norrathians, 

‘Tis the season to talk about our next expansion for EverQuest! The team has been working hard this year to manage the ongoing progression and event server updates, big server-side updates to improve stability, as well as toiling away on our new content-focused expansion this November. Speaking of the expansion… 

Updated Sarnak

While we are still in the throes of development, we are thrilled to announce we are returning to a much-loved continent of Norrath! Prepare for EverQuest: Empires of Kunark! We’ve got a new look for Sarnaks (perhaps an illusion for some?!), new zones like Scorched Woods, Chardok: War March, Lceanium, Droga, Kor’Sha, new monsters, armor, weapons, items and more! 

It’s been many years since we’ve set our eyes on Kunark and there are many stories to discover. At the beginning of October, look for announcements regarding expansion features, for pre-orders to become available, and news about when you can join us in the beta. The launch of EverQuest: Empires of Kunark is scheduled for November. 

Also on the horizon, we’ll be unlocking Luclin on Phinigel server on September 28th 2PM PDT.  Ragefire and Lockjaw also have some expansion votes coming in October and November. 

As we start cooling down for fall and prepare for EverQuest: Empires of Kunark, we’ve got a few promotions for you too: 

  • This weekend we kick off a 40% off sale for members from September 1st 12PM PDT through September 6th 12PM PDT as well as Double Experience for everyone!
  • Starting this weekend, EverQuest: The Broken Mirror will be on sale at 50% off September 1st 12PM PDT through October 5th 12PM PDT. Note that option to purchase the Collector’s or Premium Edition of EverQuest: The Broken Mirror won’t be available after pre-orders for EverQuest: Empires of Kunark begin in October.
  • Also, throughout October and November until expansion launch we’ll be running bi-weekly bonuses, like experience boosts, reduced lockouts, increased rare spawns, and more.

 

There is plenty more to come, so keep an eye out for more news and announcements soon. As always, we are grateful to all of our dedicated and thriving EverQuest players!

 

Sincerely,

Holly “Windstalker” Longdale

Extended Server Maintenance for Xegony

Some more extended server maintenance coming. This time to Xegony. Next day to Cazic Thule.
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We'll be doing extended maintenance on the Xegony server on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, starting at 10AM PDT*. During this maintenance this server will be unavailable for up to 24 hours.

We'll also have additional extended maintenance for other servers this week. See this post for the schedule.

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

Update Notes: Tuesday August 30, 2016


POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
General
Corrected an issue with global NPC hit points that gave level 80 NPCs lower hit points then level 79 NPCs. This change smooths out the progress slightly lowering the HP on many encounters below level 80, and increasing the hit points on encounters between level 80 and 94.

The Fabled Nizara, City of the Nayad [Heroic]
Vzee'rist the Overseer and Mistress Zhvari, Nizari'zhi will now switch targets less often.


ITEMS
Block chance on Gnasher Toothed Torque has been corrected
Weapons that had the default 3 second delay have been adjusted to 4 seconds or 6 seconds.
Many versions of Aspect of the Dragon can no longer harm allies.
Added the pet health share buffs to the Servant of Vazaelle and Elemental Manifestation.
Added the Heirloom tags to some raid armor pieces that were missing them.

Double Up This Week In Norrath! (August 23 - 29)

As August winds to a close, we have doubled up on bonuses for ALL players!

From 12:00PM (Noon) PT on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 through 12:00PM (Noon) PT on Monday, August 29, 2016, everyone in Norrath will receive:

  • Double Personal Status
  • Double Guild Status
  • Double Alternative Currency

Members - you will get a double bonus on Alt Currency; this special promotional bonus will stack with your regular member bonus!

Not a member yet? Become one today!

Update Notes: Tuesday August 23, 2016

All EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, August 23th, 2016 at 7:00AM PDT (2 PM GMT) for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately six hours.

Patch notes are availible after the jump. Please click on "Read More" below.

Moonlight Enchantment is Back

The monthly live event Moonlight Enchantments starts tonight! The grottos will open on the 20th at 12:01am PT and close on the 21st at 11:59pm PT. The time applies directly with no conversion to all servers.


Check out our Moonlight Enchantments guide and peek at the rewards!

INC Ext Downtimes: Bertoxxulous, Drinal & Tunare

Some more downtime happening over on Everquest. Check out their forums!
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We'll be doing extended maintenance on Bertoxxulous, Drinal, and Tunare servers. During this week we'll be doing one of these a day, and during this maintenance it's estimated that each server will be unavailable for up to 24 hours.

These are scheduled for:
Bertoxxulous - Down Tuesday, August 23, 2016, starting at 10AM PDT*
Drinal - Down Wednesday, August 24, 2016, starting at 10AM PDT*
Tunare - Down Thursday, August 25, 2016, starting at 10AM PDT*

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

The Quest Continues!

Finally Solved!

 

Over on the official boards, Tnexus tells the great story of solving an old PoP era quest. This is due to Tnexus dedication to solving this quest. One side effect was the recent patch updating 6000 items to be flagged as quest. Also evident is some developer appetite to see old quests solved/fixed.

Visit the thread and give Tnexus a grats!

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/unsolved-pop-era-quest-symbols-of-the-ducee-finally-solved.234561/

 

After the jump is Tnexus' post telling the tale.

 

Notes:

-user Fhrugby put significant effort into trying to solve this quest in the past, his/her name is all over the related items threads. If you know Fhrugby, pass along a pat on the back!

-the reward has never been run through our item collector as far as I can tell, nor the quest NPC entered into the database, nor the quest. I wonder how many more of these situations there is?

Game Update Notes: August 17th, 2016

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/game-update-notes-august-17-2016.234531/

 

August 17, 2016

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*** Highlights ***

 

- Corrected several issues with the pet window. Existing pet command hotkeys will need to be recreated. See UI section for additional information.

- Many AA consolidations. See AA section for additional information.

 

 

*** Items ***

 

- Items that adjust their stats under particular conditions (typically charm item mechanics) will now display spell effects when inspected.

- The item conversion feature now requires the base item to be free of augments before attempting the conversion process.

- The auras Circle of Power, Circle of Life, Circle of Mana, and Guardian Circle found on a number of rare items can now be activated and maintained regardless of other auras that you may have active.

- Augmentations that only fit in 1H Piercing weapons now refer to 1H Piercing rather than "Piercing."

- The Beastlord ornamentation 'The Warder' has had its Lore flag removed.

- Corrected a problem that caused the Metamorph Totem: Murkglider to appear to be an ankylosaurus when previewed or placed in a house or yard.

- Beastlords - Corrected an issue with the focus effect Frozen Miasma Fury found on Anthemion Jerkin, Crypt-Hunter's Dragonbrood Tunic, and Deathseeker's Dragonbrood Tunic that caused it to focus a number of spells and abilities that it was not intended to.

- The foraged item Golanda Nut can now be traded.

- The focus effect Sympathetic Remote Healing Surge XV is now a focus effect and the proc Remote Healing Surge XV is now a proc on the item Demagogue's Crutch.

- The Quarm-Touched Feran Bridle now shows the correct version of the mount on preview.

- Changed all items marked as Bard instruments so that they can be equipped in either the primary or secondary hand. Note that it intended that you are still only able to equip one instrument at a time.

- Keliss Arden, the Hero's Forge Merchant in the Plane of Knowledge, now sells his Hero's Forge ornament offerings as full suits instead of individual pieces.

 

Click below for many more update notes in this patch!