Patch Notes for March 22, 2012

Here are the patch notes for today's game update (as posted by Zatozia over on the official EQ Forums):

*** Highlights ***

- Defiant augments are no longer prestige-flagged.
- Power sources should no longer cause armor to be unusable by Silver or Bronze players.
- Fixed several issues in 13th Anniversary content.  Please see the Quests and Events section for details.

*** Items ***

- Corrected an issue with the Polymorph Wand: Lightning Warrior item that could allow people to grow to immense sizes.
- Defiant augments are no longer prestige-flagged.
- Power sources should no longer cause armor to be unusable by Silver or Bronze players.

*** Quests & Events ***

- Corrected a few issues with the Spider's Bite 13th Anniversary quest that could force players to start over or have other issues advancing.
- Fixed a problem in the Summoning the Master task that could cause one of the ritual areas to be unreachable.
- Changed the 13th anniversary raid to allow teleporting to banners that you place in the Tower of Frozen Shadow instance.
- Corrected a problem with the final turn-in for the quest Heads Above the Rest in Blightfire Moors.
- Corrected a problem where Valdoon Kel`Novar was instantly wiping out raid forces. He will now be a bit more judicious in who he targets with his AE lifetaps.
- Corrected an issue with the mission The Sound of Silence that caused players to get stuck when trying to use the Harmonic Disruptor on the active sentry stones.

*** Miscellaneous ***

- Modified the notice that players receive when losing inventory slots.  Players will now be referred to a parcel merchant to retrieve their items.
- Mail items in parcels no longer expire.
- Duplicate lore items are no longer destroyed when in a parcel.
- When a player loses access to bag slots, we will now attempt to move the item in the inaccessible bag slots to open bag slots (if they exist).  If they do not, then the items will be mailed back to them, however in the case of special no storage items they will be placed in any open inventory slot or on the cursor if there is no other space.
- Removed the ability to redeem head start characters on the Vox server.  Players who have already redeemed head start characters on Vox will have those characters moved to a different server of their choice.
- Fixed two separate crashes that could occur when players opened certain merchant windows.

*** UI ***

- Removed the expiration date on parcels in the parcel merchant window because mailed items no longer expire.
- Changed the default behavior for the zone path finder window.  "Include Bind Zone" is now off by default.

- Changed -


*** Previously Updated ***

- Players who fail to zone out of the first section of the tutorial will now be able to attempt to do so again.
- Corrected a problem that was allowing players to request the task A Different Perspective without having completed the other 13 anniversary quests.  All players will still be able to join the task once someone with the correct requirements requests it.
- Corrected a problem that was causing Grobb to endlessly repop itself on some servers.
- Corrected an issue that was activating the 13th Anniversary banners and booths on Progression servers when the 13th Anniversary events are not yet available.
- Removed a section of the Guild Lobby that doesn't connect to anything.  You will have to re-run your patcher to see this change.
- Corrected an Achievement error that could cause some players to crash when they updated.


- The EverQuest Team


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server down time
# Mar 22 2012 at 5:07 PM Rating: Decent
It's 7:05 PM (est) and on the SOE sites it say the server for EQ are up? Anyone able to log on now?
New player
# Mar 22 2012 at 3:45 PM Rating: Decent
36 posts
OK i tryed this game i got 2 level 40 and i still can not buy a 1 room house.WHATS up this game ran by farmer? no im not going to pay a farmer for plats to get a house thats over priced.How are new player going to get hook . i give up i tryed it out but in game items at broker over priced by famers and the game backing them up.
New player
# Mar 26 2012 at 9:14 AM Rating: Decent
56 posts
i never would have had extra cash untill i bought all my spell upto lvl 70. and that took me YEARS of playing not plvling in a week. some of the alt currancy are the best way to buy/ pay upkeep, one quest gets me 20 and my house costs me 1/day so i got to do 2 min task once a week. and yes i cn do in 2 min at max run speed no killing.
New player
# Mar 23 2012 at 9:05 PM Rating: Decent
180 posts
I have a character over level 90 and I still dont own a house. Its not really part of the game...its an extra. honestly, if that is the make or break for you, you should try WoW or something. Everquest is an incredible timesink and if youve levelled one char up to 40 and youre ready to quit because you dont have a house, this isnt your game.
Strikem 93 Ranger
Kolath 73 Shaman
Flaur 19 Cleric
Peteweber 61 Enchanter
Marcel 55 Necromancer
Capnjames 73 Rogue
Alicks 73 Warrior

just wish after all these years they would have more accr
# Mar 22 2012 at 8:51 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
I just wish , after all these years they would be better at estimating downtimes
# Mar 22 2012 at 6:09 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
I didn' see anything that denoted time. I think you're being an optimist!
# Mar 22 2012 at 6:04 AM Rating: Good
196 posts
I know it is hard when the servers are down but look at all the content there is to keep working and make sure nothing is going to cause problems. I say thanks to the Sony EQ team for being there for us and fixing all the problems.

Thanks for all the fun gaming I do enjoy EQ.

# Mar 22 2012 at 5:11 AM Rating: Default
24 posts
We are down yet another 6 hours :(
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