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Days of Summer – Week Five

The fifth week of Days of Summer has arrived, which means it's time to meet up with Yun Zi to take on your next quest. Explore the Enchanted Lands for the bear, and you'll earn an Ascended Mastery Primer, an Ascension Focus Rune, a Divine Stamina Grant, a belt, bracelet, necklace and boots, as well as the Days of Summer 2018 Decoration Pack 5.

In order to take on this quest, you must ensure that you have already completed all of Yun Zi's previous quests!

 

Yun Zi will have a new quest ready on Tuesday, September 25th at 12:01AM PT. Quests will unlock each Tuesday until all 9 weeks of quests have been released.

 

Are you ready? It's time to pay a visit to the Enchanted Lands!

Update Notes: Tuesday September 18, 2018

GENERAL
  • Corrected a bug that prevented items with database ID's exceeding 9 quintillion from being able to be placed on the broker, infused, reforged, etc, etc, etc.
LIVE EVENTS
  • Against the Elements for... - Librarian Elol and Librarian Jasozi are no longer confused by odd items in your inventory and will update the quest, as intended.
  • Librarian of Light Arcane Scroll - House item is now available from Scientist Dally Scrumplecog or Mage Fulcrum Gearshift, the Against the Elements event merchants in Qeynos and Freeport.
QUESTS
  • An Earthy Heart - A wounded earth elemental is now susceptible to Query Element.
ITEMS
  • Redistributed the potency granted by The Shadow Odyssey raid set bonuses throughout the set levels.
  • Replica Dragon Ring - House item is no longer No-Trade.
  • Replica Wizard Spire - House item is no longer No-Trade.
COLLECTIONS
  • Many collections within Fabled Guk are now less rare.
ZONES AND POPULATION
Zarrakon's Abyssal Chamber [Raid]
  • Zarrakon has had his maximum health reduced.
Shard of Hate: Reignited Hatred [Raid]
  • "Abhorrence" should no longer stun players outside of 8m from the origin of the spell's target.
The Fabled Ruins of Guk
  • Frenzied bosses now properly gain improved base auto-attack multiplier from Force of Ykesha III.
Obelisk of Ahkzul
  • The lockout for this zone has been reduced to a minimum of 90 minutes.
Najena's Hollow Tower
  • The lockout for this zone has been reduced to a minimum of 90 minutes.

Huge List of Item Updates can be found here: https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq2/index.php?threads/update-notes-tuesday-september-18-2018.586514/#post-6520436

 

September 2018 Producer’s Letter: Expansion

Greetings Norrathians!

 

It’s quickly approaching that time of the year again, and we are excited to announce our 15th expansion, EverQuest II: Chaos Descending! Your adventures in the Planes aren’t over yet, and this year you’ll delve deeper into the Elemental Planes to deal with the Chaos that resides within them. You’ll encounter some familiar, and some not-so-familiar faces along your way, and your journeys will take you through the Earthen Badlands, the Kingdom of Wind, the Unresting Waters, the Burning Lands, and the Great Library.

 

These Planes are full of deadly, powerful gods and beings. One such goddess you will meet on your quest is E’ci, the very essence of ice and the second member of the Triumvirate of Water.

Make sure to stay tuned for additional information about this year’s expansion as we’ll be revealing more expansion details and information about pre-orders and beta in the upcoming weeks. EverQuest II: Chaos Descending is slated for launch this November with pre-order and beta coming in October!

 

To help pass the time, as we all wait eagerly for more planar adventures, there are a series of promotions running until expansion launch:

 

 

 

We hope you’ve been enjoying all the content so far this year, but there is more to come from the spooky Nights of the Dead, the celebratory Hereos’ Festival, and the chilly cheer of Frostfell. It is because of our players that we can deliver these magical moments, and we are incredibly grateful for the continued support of each and every one of you!

 

 

See you in Norrath!

 

Lauren “Mooncast” McLemore

 

Producer, EQ & EQ2

 

Expansion Prelude Event: Against the Elements

Elementals are raging across Norrath! But who or what is to blame? The ranks of Freeport’s Academy of Arcane Science and Qeynos’ Concordium have been stretched thin as they attempt to investigate the destructive phenomenon.

 

Those wishing to volunteer their services for the investigation, and to help battle the onslaught, are encouraged to speak with the Concordium Pupil Adepts or Academy Apprentices who have been sent all across the world. In this time of need, heroes of all levels are encouraged to help quell these violent occurences - this means that all characters can participate in this prelude expansion event, and that the quest has requires no prerequisites!

Those who help defeat the raging elementals will be able to pick up a number of handsome new rewards! The Academy of Arcane Science and Concordium merchants have 41 new items, and a few returning ones, that they are looking to exchange for elemental storm shreds.

Norrath needs your help to put an end to the destruction! Against the Elements will be available up until the next EverQuest II expansion launches this November.

 

Days of Summer – Week Four

 

Yun Zi's next Days of Summer quest is here, with the tradesbear's travels taking you all the way out to the Thundering Steppes. Do some exploring, and the fourth quest will net you a Divine Potency Grant, charm, ring and gauntlets, as well as the Days of Summer 2018 Decoration Pack 4.

As always, you must make sure you've completed all of Yun Zi's previous quests before you can take on this week's quest!

 

Yun Zi will have his next quest ready for you on Tuesday, September 17th at 12:01AM PT. New quests will keep becoming available every Tuesday until 9 total weeks of questing have been completed.

 

Get on out there adventurer - another week of awards awaits!

Update Notes: Tuesday September 11, 2018

ZONES/POPULATION
Shard of Hate: Reignited Hatred [Raid]

  • Corrected an issue that caused Bonepiles in the Avatar of Bone encounter to not get counted when they died.

Solusek Ro's Tower: Citadel of the Sun [Raid]

  • Amohn should no longer deathtouch players sent to cages.

The Fabled Ykesha's Inner Stronghold [Raid]

  • Corrected an issue that caused Field General Uktap to reset encounter quickly after engaging.

ABILITIES

  • Corrected a bug that prevented Feedback from triggering from combat arts.

ITEMS

  • Fracture will now sell the inheritance The Flowing Black Robe.

Days of Summer – Week Three

The ambling merchant Yun Zi is back this week with another new Days of Summer quest for you to partake in! For your assistance this in the Nektulos Forest this week, Yun Zi will offer you a bundle of new rewards including a Divine Crit Bonus Grant, an earring, a ring, ranged weapons with Cyan Adornments, and the Days of Summer 2018 Decoration Pack 3.

But don't forget - you'll have to make sure you've completed all of Yun Zi's previous quests before you can take on this week's quest!

 

Yun Zi will have another new quest available next week on Tuesday, September 11th at 12:01AM PT. New quests will become available every Tuesday until all the Days of Summer quests have finished releasing after 9 weeks of questing have been completed.

 

What are you waiting for, adventurer? There are handsome new rewards for you to earn!

Update Notes: Thursday September 6, 2018

ZONES/POPULATION
Plane of Disease: Crypt of Decay [Tradeskill]

  • You can now revive and escape within this zone.

Zraxth's Fabled Unseen Arcanum [Heroic]

  • Anathraxxis Fetidspine's Decay of Souls inflicts slightly less damage and is cast less often.

The Fabled Ruins of Guk: Ykesha's Outer Stronghold [Heroic]

  • The Chaos Spark now applies to the entire group when used.

The Fabled Ruins of Guk: Halls of the Fallen [Heroic]

  • Only half of the summoned shin knight squires increment Guk Strong and gain benefits from it during the encounter with Lord Kurpep.

The Fabled Ruins of Guk: The Lower Corridors [Heroic]

  • Only half of the summoned royal guk protectors increment Guk Strong and gain benefits from it during the encounter with King Vroak Vriip.

Shard of Hate: Reignited Hatred [Raid]

  • Kpul D'Vngur should no longer target dead players with his curses.
  • Corrected an issue that caused the bonepiles in the Avatar of Bone encounter to spawn extremely fast and in large numbers.

ABILITIES

  • Corrected a bug with Crystallized Soul that prevented it from summoning at several levels and spell tiers.
  • Corrected a bug that caused Siphon Essence to reduce the recast of Harm Touch by more than stated.
  • Corrected a bug that prevented several scripted "on hostile ability cast" effects from triggering.

ITEMS

  • Hunters Coin: Kunark have been made Heirloom
  • Corrected an issue that caused the blue Foundation of Excitement, Ruin, and Thought to go into an orange adornment slot instead of blue.
  • Planar Mastery: Necromancer will now increase the base duration of the necromancer's Blighted Horde before any other modifiers.
  • Added The Shadow Odyssey heritage rewards to Fracture. If you have already completed one of the The Shadow Odyssey heritage quests and have the achievement for earning that reward on the Fallen Gate server, hailing Fracture will grant the account flag that allows you to purchase the rewards for your alts.
  • Bittee Silvertail will now sell Riftwalker's armor to Channelers for Void Infused armor patterns.
  • Centered Mantle of the Lava Lotus: Potency decreased by 0.5, Primary Attributes increased by 100, Stamina increased by 78, Crit Chance increased by 4, Ability Mod increased by 350, Mitigation Perc increased by 2.8, Defensive Skills increased by 23
  • Elemental Infused Shoulderpads: Potency decreased by 1.5, Primary Attributes increased by 76, Stamina increased by 95, Crit Chance increased by 3, Ability Mod increased by 340, Added 25 Offensive Skills
  • Ethermage's Flamespun Mantle: Potency decreased by 1.5, Primary Attributes increased by 74, Stamina increased by 90, Crit Chance increased by 3, Ability Mod increased by 325, Added 25 Casting Skills
  • Ulteran Pouch of Pain: Potency decreased by 0.2, Crit Bonus decreased by 0.2, Primary Attributes decreased by 4, Stamina decreased by 9, Crit Chance decreased by 0.2
  • Recurve of Paineel: Potency decreased by 0.2, Crit Bonus decreased by 0.2, Primary Attributes decreased by 4, Stamina decreased by 9, Crit Chance decreased by 0.2, Offensive Skills decreased by 1
  • Staff of the Deeps: Potency decreased by 0.2, Crit Bonus decreased by 0.2, Primary Attributes decreased by 4, Stamina decreased by 9, Crit Chance decreased by 0.2
  • Focus Wand of Infidel Decimation: Potency decreased by 0.2, Crit Bonus decreased by 0.2, Primary Attributes decreased by 4, Stamina decreased by 9, Crit Chance decreased by 0.2, Casting Skills decreased by 1
  • Ulteran Ornate Bow: Potency decreased by 0.2, Crit Bonus decreased by 0.2, Primary Attributes decreased by 4, Stamina decreased by 9, Crit Chance decreased by 0.2, Offensive Skills decreased by 1
  • To correct a bug that prevented Artifact flagged adornments from being returned after being removed from an item they will now return an otherwise identical non-artifact flagged version when removed.
  • Familiar coins and mercenary coins from the Heroic Bundles may now be sold for status.
  • Corrected a bug that prevented many characters from gaining the PoP Rune: Planar Ascension account flag when crafting Rune: Planar Ascension. Characters who previously crafted the Rune: Planar Ascension may obtain the account flag by removing the adornment from any item it is socketed on, re-socketing it.
  • Corrected a bug that prevented several scripted "on hostile ability cast" effects from triggering, such as the Planar Mastery rune's chance to recast any offensive combat art or spell used.

QUESTS

  • The hunter's union have made their way to the Moors of Ykesha and now offer quests for collecting bounties within The Shadow Odyssey dungeons.
  • The Days of Summer merchant and quests are available once again.
  • High Tide - Journal now correctly identifies the location of the shrine as Great Divide.
  • Broken Equipment - Deletion of the quest now removes "Essence Injector" and "Undying Essence" from player's inventory.
  • Book of Thex - A Curious Tome will now drop off Fallen Scholar Edgars, for players level 101 and higher.
  • Picking Up Slack - Ginwyss D'Arkenett will now complete the quest, as intended, even if the player has completed "A Guard Insignia?" already.
  • Restoring Valor Guk tradeskill mission will now update A Restitch in Time.

More notes after the jump.

Incoming: Double XP, Double Currency

Ready for an extra rewarding week in Norrath?

From 12:01AM PT on Friday, August 31, 2018 until 11:59PM PT on Thursday, September 6, 2018, ALL players on ALL servers will receive double XP and double Currency!

 

In addition to these bonuses, you'll also enjoy double Ethereal Coins, which means bonuses will stack and you'll earn FOUR TIMES the rewards! If you're playing on a TLE server, this bonus will apply to Hunter's Coins.

 

But that's not all... If you're a member, you'll also receive 25% off all Marketplace items! If you’ve had your eye on something in the Marketplace, now is the perfect time to pick it up!

 

 

If you're playing on the Antonia Bayle server, your bonus week will extend an extra day to make up for the server merge downtime, with bonuses running through 11:59PM PT on Septemer 7, 2018!

 

Not an All Access member yet? With bonuses, discounts, access to new content, and more, there’s never been a better time to join!

 

Days of Summer – Week Two

Yun Zi’s second quest is now available! This week the tradesbear is looking for more help, and will be sending you off to the Commonlands. Complete this task and he’ll reward you with a slew of useful and interesting new items including a Divine Stamina Grant, as well as a charm, bracelet and helm, and the Days of Summer 2018 Decoration Pack 2.

Remember, in order to accept Yun Zi’s new quest, you must first finish his previous quest, and his quests from last summer! If you haven’t completed these yet, you’ll have to catch up before you can unlock the next set of summer rewards.

 

Yun Zi’s week 3 quest will become available Tuesday, September 4th at 12:01AM PT. Quests will continue to unlock once per week until the summer season turns to fall on October 16th, 2018. At that point, all of the merchant's quests will be available for Members to complete.

 

What are you waiting for, adventurer? More travels await!