December 18, 2014

Here are today's updates:

New Items: Scroll: Copsestalker's Unity Rk. IIScroll: Focused Arrowrain Rk. IIScroll: Arrowrain Rk. IIScroll: Energized by the Hunt Rk. IIScroll: Protection of the Forest Rk. IIScroll: Heartsplit Rk. IITome: Copsestalker's Discipline Rk. IIScroll: Roaring Weapons Rk. IIScroll: Combust Bones Rk. IIScroll: Marmat's Swift Lifedraw Rk. IIScroll: Imbue Ally Rk. IIScroll: Impose for Blood Rk. IIScroll: Mortiferous Wounds Rk. IIScroll: Glistenwing Venom Rk. IIScroll: Plexipharia's Command Rk. IIScroll: Ignite Synapses Rk. IIScroll: Grasping Darkness Rk. IIScroll: Pyre of Jorobb Rk. IIScroll: Forgottenside Rk. IIScroll: Plexipharia's Pallid Haze Rk. IISong: Wave of Torpor Rk. IISong: Nilsara's Chant of Flame Rk. IISong: Fjilnauk's Spiteful Lyric Rk. IISong: Echo of Maetanrus Rk. IISong: Aura of Maetanrus Rk. IISong: Arcane Melody Rk. IISong: Voice of Silisia Rk. IISong: Slumber of Silisia Rk. IISong: Fjilnauk's Song of Suffering Rk. IISong: Silisia's Lively Crescendo Rk. II

New Recipes: Highwater Wristguard of the ExhumerHighwater Wristguard of the ExhumerHighwater Wristguard of the ExhumerHighwater Wristband of the ExhumerHighwater Wristguard of the UnwaveringHighwater Wristguard of the UnwaveringHighwater Wristguard of the Frozen FlameHighwater Wristguard of the Frozen FlameHighwater Sleeves of the Frozen FlameHighwater Sleeves of the Frozen FlameHighwater Helm of the LightHighwater Helm of the LightHighwater Wristguard of the DivinerHighwater Wristguard of the DivinerHighwater Wristguard of the DivinerHighwater Wrist Band of the DivinerHighwater Gauntlets of the LightHighwater Gauntlets of the LightHighwater Greaves of the LightHighwater Greaves of the LightHighwater Robe of CompulsionHighwater Robe of CompulsionHighwater Wristguard of the WardenHighwater Wristguard of the Warden

New Bestiary: a magic resistant chesta Doomscale destroyerAl`KaborCalix QuirinusFiriona VieGaleth VeredethLanys T`VylOgnit EznertobPrincipal Indagator GordianusTsaph KattaUna Quirinusa Blacksail hounda Sharpeye recruita snapjaw tortoiseAgnostic Eugene KiddBlind Macon SlasherCasey GreenbeardClive the OchreDecayin` George CookeJaques the InfectedJessie MowhawkJumpin` Hidalgo ScarrLouis the InfectedMast Hugger EdgarNorm What`s-His-NamePoop Deck BillyReeking Iggy SlasherSmarmy Tess BellamySnifflin` Beatrice StrawSwabbin` Bernice TeachBaird JailbirdBlind Bradford CutlerBradford SlaughterDisastrous Hester StrawGuideon TeachHubert the OchreJake SwiftknifeJules BairdJumpin` Eve ScarrNavigatin` Daryl GrimmRandal DreggShoutin` Elmer CuttySmugglin` Jack ReadHubert BackstabberBeth BloodbucketDiego BloodbucketDrownin` Fritz SmytheEdgar the InfectedEdmund the MalformedFruity Sam SlasherJavier the Staggering DrunkJelly Legs JaneJezebel FancypantsJimbo the Staggering DrunkJohn the BaldJohn the InfectedLazy Eye SullySlouchin` William SmytheWade the PeriwinkleWade the Staggering Drunka Blacksail hounda Blacksail hounda Blacksail hounda Blacksail hounda Sharpeye recruita Sharpeye recruita Sharpeye recruita snapjaw tortoisea snapjaw tortoisea snapjaw tortoisea snapjaw tortoiseAgnostic Eugene KiddBlind Macon SlasherCasey GreenbeardClive the OchreDecayin` George CookeFerdinand JellybonesFruitless Finn StrawHubert BackstabberJaques the InfectedJean JailbirdJessie MowhawkJumpin` Hidalgo ScarrLouis the InfectedMast Hugger EdgarNorm What`s-His-NamePoop Deck BillyReeking Iggy SlasherSmarmy Tess BellamySnifflin` Beatrice StrawSwabbin` Bernice TeachBaird JailbirdBlind Bradford CutlerBob BloodbucketBradford SlaughterDisastrous Hester StrawGuideon TeachHubert the OchreJake SwiftknifeJules BairdJumpin` Eve ScarrNavigatin` Daryl GrimmRandal DreggSaggin` Jowls BaileyShoutin` Elmer CuttySmugglin` Jack ReadDrownin` Fritz SmytheBeth BloodbucketDiego BloodbucketEdgar the InfectedEdmund the MalformedFruity Sam SlasherJavier the Staggering DrunkJelly Legs JaneJezebel FancypantsJimbo the Staggering DrunkJohn the BaldJohn the InfectedLazy Eye SullyMusket Ball WallaceSlouchin` William SmytheWade the PeriwinkleWade the Staggering DrunkAgnostic Eugene KiddCasey GreenbeardClive the OchreDecayin` George CookeFerdinand JellybonesHubert BackstabberJaques the InfectedJean JailbirdJessie MowhawkJumpin` Hidalgo ScarrLouis the InfectedMast Hugger EdgarNorm What`s-His-NamePoop Deck BillyReeking Iggy SlasherSmarmy Tess BellamySnifflin` Beatrice StrawSwabbin` Bernice TeachBaird JailbirdBlind Bradford CutlerBradford SlaughterDisastrous Hester StrawFruitless Finn StrawGuideon TeachHubert the OchreJake SwiftknifeJules BairdJumpin` Eve ScarrNavigatin` Daryl GrimmRandal DreggSaggin` Jowls BaileyShoutin` Elmer CuttySmugglin` Jack ReadBeth BloodbucketDiego BloodbucketDrownin` Fritz SmytheEdgar the InfectedEdmund the MalformedFruity Sam SlasherJavier the Staggering DrunkJelly Legs JaneJezebel FancypantsJimbo the Staggering DrunkJohn the BaldJohn the InfectedLazy Eye SullyMusket Ball WallaceSlouchin` William SmytheWade the PeriwinkleWade the Staggering Drunka drunken pirateAgnostic Eugene KiddBlind Macon SlasherCasey GreenbeardClive the OchreDecayin` George CookeFerdinand JellybonesFruitless Finn StrawHubert BackstabberJaques the InfectedJean JailbirdJessie MowhawkJumpin` Hidalgo ScarrLouis the InfectedMast Hugger EdgarNorm What`s-His-NamePoop Deck BillyReeking Iggy SlasherSmarmy Tess BellamySnifflin` Beatrice StrawSwabbin` Bernice TeachBaird JailbirdBlind Bradford CutlerBob BloodbucketBradford SlaughterGuideon TeachHubert the OchreJake SwiftknifeJules BairdJumpin` Eve ScarrNavigatin` Daryl GrimmRandal DreggSaggin` Jowls BaileyShoutin` Elmer CuttySmugglin` Jack ReadBeth BloodbucketEdgar the InfectedEdmund the MalformedFruity Sam SlasherJavier the Staggering DrunkJelly Legs JaneJezebel FancypantsJimbo the Staggering DrunkJohn the BaldJohn the InfectedLazy Eye SullyMusket Ball WallaceSlouchin` William SmytheWade the PeriwinkleWade the Staggering Drunka Palisade defenderburning chestAgnostic Eugene KiddBlind Macon SlasherCasey GreenbeardClive the OchreDecayin` George CookeFerdinand JellybonesFruitless Finn StrawHubert BackstabberJaques the InfectedJean JailbirdJessie MowhawkJumpin` Hidalgo ScarrLiza SlasherLouis the InfectedMast Hugger EdgarNorm What`s-His-NamePoop Deck BillyReeking Iggy SlasherSmarmy Tess BellamySnifflin` Beatrice StrawSwabbin` Bernice TeachBaird JailbirdBlind Bradford CutlerBob BloodbucketBradford SlaughterDisastrous Hester StrawGuideon TeachHubert the OchreJake SwiftknifeJules BairdJumpin` Eve ScarrNavigatin` Daryl GrimmRandal DreggSaggin` Jowls BaileyShoutin` Elmer CuttySmugglin` Jack ReadBeth BloodbucketDiego BloodbucketDrownin` Fritz SmytheEdgar the InfectedEdmund the MalformedFruity Sam SlasherJavier the Staggering DrunkJelly Legs JaneJezebel FancypantsJimbo the Staggering DrunkJohn the BaldJohn the InfectedLazy Eye SullyMusket Ball WallaceSlouchin` William SmytheWade the PeriwinkleWade the Staggering Drunk

Updated Zones: Blacksail Folly: Buried TreasureBlacksail Folly: Running RumBlacksail Folly: Reduce His NumbersBlacksail Folly: A Spy Among ThemBlacksail Folly: Sharpeye's Demise

Updated Items: Castaway GlovesNightfang's Ring of ProtectionGlowing Draconic IcehoopFormal Footwraps of LunanynHighwater BootsBone Fragment BeltEmerald Palm RootSailor's Lucky CoinRing of HollowsTorrentus' Frozen CinchSylvan Plate Chest OrnamentNote for GhilPackage for DenBrown Leather GlovesHigh Quality Bear SkinSnake ScalesRadiant GemstoneSeafarer's Ticket: Blacksail FolleyHighwater HelmPapercloth ChokerGlowing Briny Essence

Updated Quests: Gnoll BountyThe PackageBlacksail #1: Buried TreasureBlacksail #2: Running RumBlacksail #3: Sharpeye's Folly: Reduce His NumbersBlacksail #4: Sharpeye's Folly: A Spy Among ThemBlacksail #5: Sharpeye's Folly: Sharpeye's DemiseFrostfell - Gathering Holiday CheerTDS Rank II Level 104 Spells: Greater Briny EssenceTDS Rank II Level 105 Spells: Glowing Briny EssenceTDS Progression #24: Confronting Calix

Updated Bestiary: Den MagasonGhil StarnOldencamp the LostCaldori Porvaa skeletal ogrefancy crate of rumSharpeyeTidalmage NarensDeathcaller XylokDread Ghoula chest (The Edge of Balance)a chest (The Cover of Night)a chest (Deep Lies the Snow)

A Guided Tour of Landmark's Largest Update

Landing today, the largest update for Landmark so far is set to shake the foundations of the game. We were lucky enough to get a guided tour of what’s inbound from Director of Development Dave Georgeson and Senior Producer Terry Michaels.

After much time spent on polishing the building tools and laying the foundations of core systems, SOE is ready to unleash some features that signal a leap forward towards the game's ultimate destination. While Landmark has provided an excellent canvas for builders, the time has come to add the elements that make Landmark a full game, and this update includes a sizeable chunk of them.

There’s so much, in fact, we’re going to break it down into sections for the sake of clarity. There will be some overlap, but it’ll save me from going insane as my nerd brain tries to communicate all the awesome all at once. Have you ever heard a 7 year old excitedly explain Minecraft to a patient relative? It would be like that.

The Cave System

There are already surface caves to run around and get lost in, but this update is going to push them all the way down through Landmark’s massive underground space. As players travel deeper through the five layers the risks get riskier as the rewards get rewardier.

Featuring developer and player-made structures and points of interest, much larger caverns will be scattered underground, these will be the best places to find monsters and are intended to be quite a challenge for a lone player.

The team want these places to feel dangerous and to have an element of risk, which is why teleporting works a little differently underground.

A temporary change for this update actually sees the removal of surface caves, so we won’t be running down into the network from the surface for a while. Access to the underground areas will be via the Leyline point at the Hub. Surface caves are due to return for open beta, when the islands will be reformed. This means there is no chance currently that players will lose a claim to a pesky cave placement.

December 17, 2014

December 16, 2014

December 15, 2014

Hotfix Notes for December 12, 2014

A hotfix was pushed live this evening:

*** Hotfix ***

  • The Cost of Balance - When entering the instance, you will no longer appear under the world.
  • All Rivers Lead to the Sea - Multiple copies of Holmein will no longer spawn when the Unseen, Unheard Helper is spam-hailed.
  • In Combine Dredge, Pria the Penitent and her placeholders have been moved down the ramp, away from Amlis the Torturer. This will make it safer for players trying to speak with Amlis. Additionally, NPCs on Pria's encounter will be less observant and not see as far.
  • Kedge Counterblow - The rare NPC High Guard Vnayyanye or its placeholder "a restive guard" will no longer spawn early in this Heroic Adventure.

December 12, 2014

December 11, 2014

December 10, 2014

Patch day tomorrow:

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 4:00 AM Pacific* in preparation for the December game update. The servers are estimated to be unavailable for approximately four hours.

Here are some midweek updates for you:

New Items: Scroll: Mind Storm Rk. IIIScroll: Voice of Precognition Rk. IIIHighwater Bracer of the ZealotCastaway Boots of the PerformerTideworn Gloves of the Conjuror

December 9, 2014