Patch Notes for January 16, 2013

Here are the patch notes for today's game update (taken from the patcher):

*** Highlights ***

- Krono has come to EverQuest! A Krono is an item that can be bought from a link in the Marketplace and consumed for 30 days of Gold membership time. You can trade, barter, buy or sell in the bazaar, and even mail Krono to another player through the parcel system, just like any other tradeable item. You now have a new inventory slot that displays your current Krono balance.
- Wizard hat ornaments are now available! One can be purchased from Keliss Arden in Plane of Knowledge, and six more are available as global drops.
- Platinum caps for Free and Silver members have been removed.
- The method for calculating and displaying aggro on the Aggro Meter has changed. See the Miscellaneous section below for more details.
- The Potion of Shared Adventure II-III and the Potion of Adventure II-III are now available in the Marketplace on progression servers.
- Code changes have been made to improve stability and reduce instances of crashing. See the Miscellaneous section below for more details.


*** Items ***

- Krono has come to EverQuest! A Krono is an item that can be bought from a link in the Marketplace and consumed for 30 days of Gold membership time. You can trade, barter, buy or sell in the bazaar, and even mail Krono to another player through the parcel system, just like any other tradeable item. You now have a new inventory slot that displays your current Krono balance.
- Wizard hat ornaments are now available! One can be purchased from Keliss Arden in Plane of Knowledge, and six more are available as global drops.
- Marketplace Player Studio housing building items have had their stack size increased. The walls now stack to 10, the cubes and tiles to 100, and the stairs to 10.
- Charm of the Crystal Circle now properly checks faction.
- The Ornate Flying Carpet now correctly grants AC instead of fire resist.
- Temple of Fear's Fall items now have type 20 sockets.
- Fixed an issue with the Stone of the Landing which prevented it from reaching maximum stats.
- Removed errant stats from the Spirit Shield Ornament.
- The Sliver of Fear can now be obtained if you have the Frozen Orb of the Fabled King.
- The Sliver of Fear can now be placed in armor.
- The Strength of Legions sword now has a proc effect.
- Increased the duration of the new Thorny Shield spell to 30 minutes.
- Gelid Soulrender and Apocryphal Soulrender Wristbands now have Bash skill mods as intended.
- Corrected an issue causing some dragons to drop incorrect loot in Temple of Fear's Fall.
- Player Studio - Changed the name of the stucco and plaster walls to match the artist's original intent.
- Trophies obtained through Veil of Alaris raids have been given a guild tribute value. The trophies that do not offer any tribute effects have been renamed to reflect the fact that they are powerless.
- Fixed an issue that was causing many of the collection item spawns to disappear when you went to click on them.


*** Quests & Events ***

- Delectable Dragon Pate - Increased the chance that you'll find livers when killing elder dragons in the Breeding Grounds.


*** Spells ***

- Druid and Ranger - Vinelash Cascade and Vinelash Assault now share a timer.
- Enchanter - Mastermind's Echo should now behave like an echo and stay where you cast it.
- Enchanter - Fixed several grammatical issues with Mastermind's Aura and Mastermind's Echo.
- Enchanter - Mastermind's Echo, Echo of Temptation, and Issuance of Mana Reverberation should now have visible indications of their center.
- Magician - Fixed a problem that prevented the spell Summon Cauldron of Many Things from being scribed or cast at all membership levels.
- Vendors across Norrath will now give players 1/10 the value for Rank II and III spells from the House of Thule, Veil of Alaris and Rain of Fear expansion.
- Fixed a bug where extra hate was being generated from spells that have conditional components that don't always land.


*** NPC ***

- Corrected errors that caused some NPCs at levels 95 and above to cast the wrong spells.
- Made the spells Misleading Flash and Baffling Flash cast by most basepop NPCs a bit easier to resist.
- Dragon eggs within the Breeding Grounds should no longer hatch when anything other than a player gets within proximity.
- Some giants and creatures in Kael Drakkel: The King's Madness are now less susceptible to the effects of slowing magic.


*** AA ***

- Druid - Spirit of the Bear casting range has been increased to a range of 200.
- Warrior - Phalanx of One ranks 6-10 will now correctly proc Phalanx of Fury when you are being attacked.
- Warrior - Ridicule has been added to the Hastened Scowl line.


*** Progression Servers ***

- The Potion of Shared Adventure II-III and the Potion of Adventure II-III are now available in the Marketplace on progression servers.
- Fixed an issue with polls that caused them to fail to display the proper options.


*** Player Housing ***

- The upkeep cost on Evantil's Abode has been significantly decreased.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Changed how the aggro percentage is displayed and calculated in relation to an NPC's current target. The percentage is now calculated in relation to the target the NPC is currently attacking, rather than the target it hates the most. The aggro percentage displayed on the aggro meter is also now capped at 999 percent. For instance, if a player is the NPC's current target, the player will have 100 percent aggro.  If there is a pet also taunting the NPC, and the pet's aggro amount exceeds the player's aggro level by four times, the aggro percentage for the pet will be 400 percent.
- Removed the Platinum caps for Free and Silver members.
- You can now send money though the Parcel system if the receiving player is offline.
- Tweaked the values in memory.ini for Minimum, Balanced, and Maximum memory modes to reduce crashing.
- Fixed a crash related to the Preview window and zoning.
- Improved the handling for texture loading. Downsampling and upsampling of textures is now more flexible and responsive to available memory levels.
- Optimized how memory for text is handled to reduce the total memory footprint of EQ.
- Restored the /particledensity command and hooked it up to sync with the particle density options in the options window.
- Fixed an issue related to precipitation that was causing crashes when switching between servers.
- Fixed a bug that caused Drakkin hair to disappear when using the Frostfell ornaments.
- Fixed an issue with where Hero's Forge head ornaments wouldn't display with some Erudite robes that have hoods.
- Fixed an issue with polls that caused them to fail to display the proper options.


*** UI ***

- Added a new InvSlot type to the inventory window: inventory/Krono.  This new slot is like any other slot and can be hot keyed in a hot button bar, inspected (using right-click hold or alt-left click), consumed (by right clicking), or even temporarily moved to bag slots.
- Added a button to consume Krono in the inventory window.
- Made some changes to UI processing to reduce the loading and reloading time.
- Added a label to the inventory window that now displays your remaining Gold days left on your subscription (if you have one).
- Fixed some minor UI XML typos.
- Added "Container" as a searchable type in the bazaar.
- Made the mod2 stats (Bash, Flying Kick, etc.) searchable in the bazaar.

- Changed -
EQUI_Animations.xml
EQUI_BodyTintWnd.xml
EQUI_Inventory.xml
EQUI_MapViewWnd.xml
EQUI_PvPStatsWnd.xml
EQUI_RealEstateManageWnd.xml


*** Previously Updated ***

- Walruses and manatees in Siren's Grotto now update the correct slayer achievements.
- Fixed a collection spawn point in Kael Drakkel: The King’s Madness that was previously trapped inside furniture.
- The Wheel of Fists needed for the task "Our Lost Brother, A Cloudy Crystal" should no longer disappear unexpectedly.
- There are now more snow bunnies in East Wastes: Zeixshi-kar's Awakening.
- Stylized Sealed Poison Vial, Bite of the Shissar XVIII, and Distilled Grade A Mamba Venom/Choresine Sample/Taipan Venom have been added to Craftkeeper Irus Tindlefoot in Shard's Landing. To make room for the new inventory, Craftkeeper Bobus Tindlefoot is now holding the pottery ornament sketches.
- In the Valley of King Xorbb quest "The Minotaur Smasher," the smasher golem no longer continuously goes on a rampage after it dies.
- The Breeding Grounds quest "Eggs as Bait" will now update properly.
- Spiders and orcs will now be easier to charm with a dart during the quest "Subdued Subjects" in Crystal Caverns: Fragment of Fear.



- The EverQuest Team

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Another patch
# Jan 16 2013 at 9:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Krono is broken (somewhat) and there will be another patch (Well, maybe not a patch, but definitely server down time) on the 17th at 7am pacific.
what about the paladin 2.0?
# Jan 16 2013 at 6:56 PM Rating: Decent
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I see EQ staff failed to fix the Paladin 2.0 still.
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Kronos..
# Jan 16 2013 at 12:57 PM Rating: Decent
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If you redeem a krono and have the free silver account, at the end of the krono period do you revert back to silver or back down to regular free?
Kronos..
# Jan 16 2013 at 1:17 PM Rating: Good
Once you have paid for Silver you are always going to have that as your base subscription model.
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Things I sometimes play...

"What do you want to be when you grow up?"
"I want to be a unicorn!"
"Awww, why's that?"........
"So I can stab people with my face."
Krono and no plat limits!!!
# Jan 16 2013 at 12:30 PM Rating: Good
Yay!!!!!
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Things I sometimes play...

"What do you want to be when you grow up?"
"I want to be a unicorn!"
"Awww, why's that?"........
"So I can stab people with my face."
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