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Game Update 6-19-2024

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Highlights

  • The server select screen has been updated to include additional information about each server. All servers now display the ruleset, current expansion, population level, True Box status, membership requirements, and a description.
  • Enabled free transfers off Thornblade and updated it to Free-to-Play.
  • The Ring of Scale expansion items are available in the Marketplace for a limited time on Agnarr and other servers that have unlocked Ring of Scale.
Items

  • Fixed a few typos in messages associated with the Lost and Found rings.
  • The spell name attached to Summoned: Modulation Shard VIII has been fixed.
  • Emerald of Abjuration, Tourmaline of Alteration, Citrine of Conjuration, Peridot of Divination, and Topaz of Evocation are no longer in a Lore Equip group, and are instead Lore.
  • Lowered the level requirement to cast the Transfrogify spell on Transfrogifying Hoops.
  • Ankexfen Regalia quest items are now Lore.
  • Portho's Spore Pendant, Mycelium Amulet, and Fungal Chain now have Tribute values.
  • Fixed an issue with the Traveler's Tapestry incorrectly saying that it was for North Qeynos.
Quests & Events

  • Adjusted the spawn rate on some older quests where the items would rarely drop.
    • Springy Young Branches will be easier to collect in the Hills of Shade.
    • Odd Looking Beetles should spawn more in Foundation.
  • Tayla Ironforge only needs rescuing once. Her father, Brohan Ironforge, will only reward you once.
  • Spymaster Gephes will be able to spawn as Fabled during the next Fabled event.
  • Fixed an issue with "Trust is Earned, Outsider" in Timorous Falls not updating correctly when speaking with the paladins.
  • Fixed a typo in Arias dialogue when starting the tutorial.
  • Fixed the Korascian Warrens quests "Unusual Properties" and "Primal Terrors" steps to better clarify each step.
  • Tides of Time, Year of Darkpaw - Oasis of Sand - The NPCs should no longer attack players during zone-in. They should wait until players take their first step into the room
Spells

  • Speed Focus will no longer be overwritten by a refresh of Fists of Fury.
  • Fixed an issue where spells cast by clicking an item failed to complete.
  • Increased the maximum number of blocked buffs and blocked pet buffs to 60.
AA

  • Shadowknight - Updated the Class AA, Mortal Coil, all ranks, to show the raw value applied to base AC by the triggered spell in addition to the effective AC value.
  • All Classes - Updated the General AA, Mystical Attuning, with 7 new ranks available from levels 105 to 120, that add an additional mystical effect slot per rank.
  • Cleric/Druid/Enchanter/Magician/Wizard - Updated the Archetype AA, Improved Twincast, all ranks, to count down in safe zones and guild halls.
  • Necromancer - Updated the Class AA, Heretics Twincast, all ranks, to count down in safe zones and guild halls.
  • Paladin - Updated the Class AA, Blessing of the Faithful, all ranks, to show the base value applied to AC by the triggered spell in addition to the effective AC value.
  • All Classes - Updated the General AA, Armor of Wisdom, all ranks, to show the base value applied to AC in addition to the effective AC value.
NPCs

  • Shroudkeepers have returned to the Plane of Knowledge.
Progression Servers

  • Removed the expansion and progression server restrictions on out of combat regen.
  • Enabled free transfers off Thornblade and updated it to Free-to-Play.
Miscellaneous

  • Backstab angles of attack have been restored to their previous arcs.
  • Fixed rendering artifacts caused by TextureQuality settings of 2 (Medium) or 3 (Low) in eqclient.ini.
  • The Terror of Luclin expansion is now free-to-play on Test and Live servers.
  • Corrected an issue that caused same-level groupmates to receive different amounts of AA experience when killing NPCs in zones that they are considered too high level for.
  • Corrected an issue with the final name reservation block displaying incorrect information for the next name reservation block.
  • Corrected an issue that caused some teleport spells that landed on players while they weren't in control of themselves (such as from a fear spell) to move them to 0, 0, 0.
  • Fixed some Rain of Fear Collection achievement components where the names did not match required item names.
  • Corrected an issue where a name change could time out if the desired name was taken.
  • Fixed various instances of the word "Crystallized" being spelled incorrectly.
UI

  • The display option to overlap the Windows taskbar once again works while in normal windowed mode.
  • Updated how owned expansions display on the server select screen.
  • Added the current expansion to the server select screen.
  • Server status updates at server select should happen more quickly than before.
  • Added a server's True Box setting to the server select screen.
  • Now showing server status as Low, Med, or High based on player population instead of just "UP".
  • The game's desktop window can once again be moved partially offscreen and keep its position, in unmaximized windowed mode.
Changed

  • EQUI_BlockedBuffWnd.xml
  • EQUI_BlockedPetBuffWnd.xml
  • EQLSUI_ServerSelectWnd.xml
Previously Updated

  • Laurion's Inn collectibles will not be available on the Collection Item Dispenser until the next expansion unlocks.
  • Tides of Time, Year of Darkpaw - Oasis of Sky - The spiroc novices will no longer respawn, preventing a level 100 novice from spawning.
  • Fixed a crash while in the server selection window.
  • Fixed a crash while using the character selection window.
  • Made adjustments to allow more players online simultaneously.
  • The Year of Darkpaw key quests now reward coin via the Achievement reward instead of the quest completion.

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Game Update 5-15-2024

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Highlights
  • Level 50 Heroic characters are now available on servers that have unlocked Planes of Power.
  • A new heritage crate, the Guktan Heritage Crate, is available in the marketplace.
  • The achievement for 25th Anniversary Raid Challenges now has a reward allowing for the choice of one of the augments found in the raid chest. See below for details.
  • The game client can once again launch in full screen mode and switching between desktop windows should be smoother!
Items
  • Vestments of the Forsaken may not be claimed until Call of the Forsaken unlocks.
  • The Alternate Advancement abilities Taelosian Guard and Ancestral Memories III found on the Lost Legacies evolving necklaces should now function correctly.
  • If you claim a bag of items and have no room, the items inside the bag will now correctly be added to your overflow items.
  • Bash attacks once again proc effects from the equipped shield or shield augments for all classes.
  • Laurion's Song weapons that had Stunning Snap now have Stunning Snap II.
  • Updated the zone descriptions of the Night of Shadow options of the Collection Item dispenser.
  • Red Flaming Fist Ornament should now work correctly for all one hand and hand to hand weapons
Quests & Events
  • The achievement for 25th Anniversary Raid Challenges now has a reward allowing for the choice of one of the augments found in the raid chest. These augments will continue to drop from the raid chest.
  • Made a speculative fix for Sleeper's Tomb fabled NPC spawns.
  • Added a chance for Lord Bergurgle's Crown to drop from other aqua goblins in Lake Rathe.
  • Fixed the issue with Va Xi Aten Ha Ra resetting herself. This was caused by her flinging herself too high and leaving her tether area. Increased the height of her tether and added a message that tells you when she resets via leaving her area.
  • Everfrost Peaks, Year of Darkpaw - Broken Key of Frost - The key can no longer be repaired before the correct step.
Spells
  • - Increased the total melee damage cap and minimum melee damage threshold for all ranks of the following spells:
    • Enchanter/Magician/Necromancer/Wizard - Shield of Order, Shield of Destiny, Shield of Inevitability, and Shield of Inescapability
    • Enchanter - Tenebrous Auspice, Crepuscular Auspice, Eclipsed Auspice, and Gloaming Auspice
    • Warrior - Warrior's Bastion, Warrior's Rampart, Warrior's Aegis, and Warrior's Resolve
  • Bard - Lowered the proc chance for the Song of Suffering line by a little and increased the proc damage by a lot.
  • Bard - Increased the spell damage added by the Performer's Explosive Aria line of songs.
  • Bard - Lowered the melee proc chance for the Arcane Anthem line of songs by a little and increased damage for melee and spell procs by a lot.
  • Bard - Significantly increased the damage added by the Aria and Fatesong lines of songs.
  • Bard - Adjusted all ranks of the chants of Disease, Frost, Poison and Flame. Songs no longer vary in power with the level of the singer. Songs from level 76 to level 110 are much more powerful. Songs from level 111 to 125 are slightly less powerful. All songs from 81 and up now have the same maximum instrument modifier.
  • Fixed some typos in the descriptions of the recently changed area of effect spells..
AA
  • Increased the total melee damage cap and minimum melee damage threshold for all ranks of the following AAs:
    • Paladin - Champion's Oath
    • Shadow Knight - Reaver's Bargain
  • Bard - Updated the Focus AA, Improved Chants, to provide a smoother growth rate for the damage bonus it provides. New ranks have been added, but the current max bonus of 550% has not increased. Instead, we've halved the bonus AND the cost assigned to ranks 46-55, spreading the remainder across 10 new ranks that you will be able to purchase immediately with the refund provided by ranks 46-55. Additionally, ranks 1-23 are now available in earlier expansions that correspond to their minimum level requirements, starting with Underfoot.
  • Necromancer - Updated the Class AA, Life Burn, ranks 19-22, to support stacking on the same target when cast by multiple Necromancers. Also, reduced the base damage/healing per tick at ranks 21 and 22 to 200k/10k and 275k/12.5k. The level scalar on the damage component remains unchanged.
  • Paladin - Fixed an issue with the new activated Class AA, Champion's Oath, that let its triggered spells, Oathbound Tithe and Oathbreaker's Penance, be added to the Blocked Buffs list.
  • Paladin/Shadow Knight - Updated the Class AA, Weapon Mastery of the Knight, ranks 23-47, to have a slightly reduced minimum 2H weapon damage bonus per rank.
  • Shadow Knight - Updated the Class AA, Mortal Coil, ranks 18-26, to provide a smaller armor class bonus and a flat 2-minute duration. The cost of these ranks has also decreased, which will result in an automatic points refund for all players who purchased them.
  • Shadow Knight - Updated the Class AA, Soul Abrasion, ranks 19-28, to provide a smaller base lifetap damage bonus to the Shroud, Horror, and Touch of the Cursed spells/abilities while providing a larger bonus to the Spite spell line.
NPCs
  • NPCs are less likely to use the terrain to hide from combat. Widened the melee combat arc slightly to allow for your wilder swings.
  • Removed three enemies that could approach the Plane of Knowledge book in Shadeweaver's Tangle.
Miscellaneous
  • Corrected an issue that prevented zoning into a zone with too many people in it.
  • Added more details to the message received when you are unable to loot an item.
  • Added the option to add a player to your friend or ignore list by clicking their name in a chat window.
  • Corrected an issue with some items not being placed into the correct slot when loading a saved Persona equipment set.
  • The output from /netstats now all goes to the same chat filter.
  • Corrected an issue that caused certain illusions to place you under the world when zoning.
  • Corrected an issue that caused a global Marketplace discount to override an item's higher discount.
  • Fixed a DirectX 11 crash on Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.0 machines.
  • The following server transfer settings have been updated:
    • Rizlona can now transfer to Mangler and Aradune.
    • Vaniki can now transfer to Mangler.
    • Yelinak can now transfer to Mangler, Rizlona, Aradune, Mischief, and Thornblade.
    • Oakwynd can now transfer to Mangler, Rizlona, Aradune, Mischief, Thornblade, and Yelinak.
    • Agnarr can now transfer to Mischief and Thornblade.
  • Increased the NPC buff limit to 320 buffs and debuffs.
  • Fixed kaleidoscopic rendering artifacts.
UI
  • Made a speculative fix for a UI crash related to the new Name Reservation window.
  • Overseer experience now displays correctly after changing personas.
  • Clicking the Disable Reminder button in the Name Reservation Window no longer causes that button to disappear.
  • The game client can once again launch in full screen mode and switching between desktop windows should be smoother.
Changed
  • EQUI_CharacterCreate.xml
  • EQUI_Inventory.xml

Previously Updated
  • Corrected an issue where certain race/class combinations could be created before the appropriate expansion had launched.
  • Barren Coast, Tempest Festival – Lessons of Madness – The area of the 3rd & 4th steps of cleansing the pearl has been increased.
  • Barren Coast, Tempest Festival – Lessons of Madness – The final fight has been changed to killing one scrykin and how the pearl is changed from corrupted to cleansed. It should no longer remove everyone in the group's pearl.
  • Corrected an issue where Claws of Veeshan raids were not awarding alternate currency

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