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Update Notes: Tuesday June 12, 2018

GENERAL
  • Fixed an issue where reforging could appear to remove overcap stats from an item.
ZONE/POPULATION

Shard of Hate: Utter Contempt [Heroic]
  • Ulvaug the Bloodfang can now be killed.
  • The Organ Donor's stacking damage buff, "Encore of Death," will no longer save its increments from a previous cast.
Shard of Hate: Reignited Hatred [Raid]
  • Kpul D'Vngur's curses should no longer be placed on players who already have one of the three curses placed on them
Plane of Innovation: The Wasteyards [Raid]
  • Damage from Surge: Arcing Sparks has been lowered
  • Levers in the Manaetic Behemoth's surrounding rooms will now reset properly when the encounter resets
  • Added damage from Overcharged Pulse hitting an ally in the Karnah of the Source encounter has been lowered to where the amount of the increase is lower.
Plane of Disease: Virulent Insurrection [Raid]
  • Corrected an issue that would cause the Amalgamation of Decay and Pestilence to not properly update their location in relation to their allowable area.
The Shimmering Citadel
  • The Shimmering Mirror within The Shimmering Citadel no longer displays versions of The Poets Palace that do not actually exist.
TIMELOCKED SERVERS
  • Updated Veeshan's Peak doors to track unlocking as persistent zone.
MERCENARIES
  • For mercenaries that can use appearance slots, clicking on an appearance slot will now access the character's Wardrobe items.
ITEMS
  • Updated Rise of Kunark set armor.
  • Impetuous Strikes armor has been returned to scout only.
  • Sepulchral Judgment armor has been returned to warlock only.
  • "a shiny djinn lamp", "a sand blasted djinn lamp", "a tarnished djinn lamp", and "an ornate vase" can now be purchased off of Lumia in Maj'Dul for those that have completed the collections "Shiny Lamp", "Sand Blasted Lamp", "Tarnished Lamp", and "Desert Sand Collection".
  • Aim is now part of the Offensive Skills group
  • Earring of the Solstice has now been itemized as a Signature/Epic item
TRADESKILLS
  • Several red collections that were not viewable on Timelocked until the Veksar era release have been updated to be viewable at Rise of Kunark era.
PUBLIC QUESTS

Planes of Prophecy
  • The Doctor's Orders quest should now be granted to you within your current PQ zone if it has been more than 2 hours since you completed a previous Doctor's Orders quest from a different PQ.
ITEMS
  • Barbute of Benevolence: Stamina decreased by 5, Removed Haste, Added 0.3 Ability Doubleattack
  • Barbute of Furious Execution: Stamina decreased by 5, Removed Casting Time, Removed Multi Attack, Added 3 Reuse Speed, Added 1.3 Max HP, Removed Block, Added 0.3 Ability Doubleattack
  • Barbute of Ravaged Onslaught: Casting Time decreased by 0.3
  • Barbute of Sanctification: Block increased by 2.7
  • Barbute of the Apathetic: Stamina decreased by 5, Removed Accuracy, Removed DPS, Removed Haste, Added 3 Reuse Speed, Added 1.3 Max HP, Added 0.3 Ability Doubleattack
  • Barbute of the Vigilant: Stamina decreased by 5, Removed DPS, Added 20 Defensive Skills, Added 0.3 Ability Doubleattack
  • Barbute of the Wrathbringer: Added 4.8 Crit, Removed DPS, Removed Multi Attack, Removed Reuse Speed, Removed Offensive Skills
  • Blistered Strand Cowl: Casting Time decreased by 0.3
  • Blistered Strand Cuffs: Removed Spell Double Attack
  • Blistered Strand Gloves: Casting Time decreased by 0.3
  • Blistered Strand Pantaloons: Casting Time decreased by 0.3
  • Blistered Strand Robe: Casting Time decreased by 0.3
  • Blistered Strand Slippers: Casting Time decreased by 0.3
  • Boots of Abrupt Pursuasion: Removed DPS, Removed Haste, Added 1 Max HP, Block increased by 3.3, Added 17 Defensive Skills, Removed Strikethrough
  • Boots of Cabalistic Sacrifice: Removed Ae Auto Attack, Added 2.7 Casting Time, Removed Multi Attack, Added 217 Ability Mod, Removed Reuse Speed, Removed Mitigation Perc
  • Boots of Enigmatic Sacrifice: Potency increased by 1.4, Primary Attributes increased by 31, Stamina increased by 32, Haste increased by 10.9, Offensive Skills increased by 8, Casting Skills increased by 8
  • Boots of Enlivened Chance: Added 5.3 Crit, Removed Ae Auto Attack, Removed Casting Time, Added 22.7 Multi Attack, Added 285 Ability Mod, Removed Reuse Speed, Removed Max HP
  • Boots of Intuitive Grace: Removed Accuracy, Removed Casting Time, Removed Reuse Speed, Added 1 Max HP, Block increased by 3.3, Added 17 Offensive Skills
  • Boots of Lamenting Ballads: Added 5.3 Crit, Removed Casting Time, Removed DPS, Added 285 Ability Mod, Removed Max HP, Added 17 Offensive Skills
  • Boots of Magnetism: Added 5.3 Crit, Removed Casting Time, Removed DPS, Added 285 Ability Mod, Removed Reuse Speed, Added 17 Offensive Skills
  • Boots of Natura's Grace: Removed DPS, Added 285 Ability Mod, Removed Strikethrough
  • Boots of Obstinate Resolution: Added 5.3 Crit, Removed Accuracy, Removed Casting Time, Added 285 Ability Mod, Removed Reuse Speed, Added 17 Offensive Skills
  • Boots of Prophetic Reliance: Removed Haste, Added 285 Ability Mod, Removed Strikethrough
  • Boots of Stormcalling: Removed Ae Auto Attack, Added 4.2 Casting Time, Removed DPS, Removed Haste, Removed Multi Attack, Added 265 Ability Mod
  • Boots of the Dead-Eye: Removed Accuracy, Added 22.1 DPS, Removed Haste, Removed Multi Attack, Added 265 Ability Mod, Removed Reuse Speed, Added 16 Offensive Skills
  • Bracers of Enlivened Chance: Added 1.4 Ae Auto Attack, Removed DPS, Added 19.7 Haste, Removed Multi Attack, Removed Reuse Speed, Added 17 Offensive Skills
  • Bracers of Lamenting Ballads: Added 1.4 Ae Auto Attack, Removed Casting Time, Added 19.7 Haste, Removed Multi Attack, Added 285 Ability Mod, Removed Reuse Speed, Added 17 Offensive Skills, Removed Strikethrough
  • Bracers of Magnetism: Removed Accuracy, Added 1.4 Ae Auto Attack, Removed Casting Time, Removed DPS, Added 19.7 Haste, Added 285 Ability Mod, Removed Reuse Speed, Added 17 Offensive Skills
  • Bracers of Obstinate Resolution: Added 1.4 Ae Auto Attack, Removed Casting Time, Removed DPS, Added 19.7 Haste, Added 285 Ability Mod, Removed Reuse Speed, Added 17 Offensive Skills, Removed Strikethrough
  • Bracers of the Dead-Eye: Removed Accuracy, Removed Casting Time, Added 265 Ability Mod, Added 16 Offensive Skills, Removed Strikethrough
  • Breastplate of Benevolence: Stamina decreased by 5, Removed Accuracy, Removed Casting Time, Removed DPS, Removed Multi Attack, Added 325 Ability Mod, Added 1.3 Max HP, Added 3.4 Mitigation Perc, Removed Offensive Skills, Added 20 Defensive Skills
  • Breastplate of Enlightened Credence: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Removed DPS, Removed Multi Attack, Added 325 Ability Mod, Added 3 Reuse Speed, Removed Flurry, Removed Offensive Skills, Removed Casting Skills
  • Breastplate of Furious Execution: Stamina decreased by 5, Removed DPS, Removed Multi Attack, Added 325 Ability Mod, Removed Reuse Speed, Added 1.3 Max HP, Added 3.4 Mitigation Perc, Added 20 Defensive Skills
  • Breastplate of Judgment: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Removed DPS, Added 325 Ability Mod, Added 3 Reuse Speed, Removed Max HP, Removed Flurry, Removed Casting Skills
  • Breastplate of Ravaged Onslaught: Casting Time decreased by 0.3
  • Breastplate of Sanctification: Casting Time decreased by 0.3
  • Breastplate of the Apathetic: Stamina decreased by 5, Removed Casting Time, Removed Multi Attack, Added 325 Ability Mod, Removed Reuse Speed, Added 1.3 Max HP, Added 3.4 Mitigation Perc, Removed Flurry, Removed Offensive Skills
  • Breastplate of the Vigilant: Stamina decreased by 5, Removed Accuracy, Removed Casting Time, Added 325 Ability Mod, Removed Reuse Speed, Added 1.3 Max HP, Added 3.4 Mitigation Perc, Removed Flurry
  • Breastplate of the Wrathbringer: Removed DPS, Removed Multi Attack, Added 2.9 Mitigation Perc
  • Cap of Elemental Fascination: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Added 5.8 Casting Time, Removed DPS, Removed Multi Attack Chance
  • Cap of Grave Reckoning: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Removed Multi Attack, Removed Casting Skills
  • Cap of Nexus Disruption: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Removed Accuracy, Added 325 Ability Mod, Removed Spell Double Attack, Removed Casting Skills
  • Cap of Sepulchral Judgment: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Added 5.8 Casting Time, Removed Haste, Removed Max HP
  • Cap of Shimmering Hues: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Removed Accuracy, Added 5.8 Casting Time, Removed DPS, Removed Multi Attack, Added 325 Ability Mod
  • Cap of Spectral Coercion: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Removed DPS, Removed Multi Attack, Added 325 Ability Mod, Added 3 Reuse Speed, Removed Max HP, Removed Defensive Skills
  • Chestguard of Cabalistic Sacrifice: Removed Accuracy, Added 2.7 Casting Time, Removed DPS, Added 217 Ability Mod, Removed Strikethrough
  • Chestguard of Enigmatic Sacrifice: Potency increased by 1.1, Primary Attributes increased by 29, Stamina increased by 34, DPS increased by 14.3, Multi Attack increased by 3.7
  • Chestguard of Prophetic Reliance: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Removed DPS, Removed Multi Attack, Added 325 Ability Mod, Added 3 Reuse Speed, Removed Flurry, Removed Offensive Skills, Removed Casting Skills
  • Coat of Enlivened Chance: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Removed Multi Attack, Added 325 Ability Mod, Removed Strikethrough
  • Coat of Lamenting Ballads: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Removed Casting Time, Removed DPS, Added 22 Haste, Added 325 Ability Mod, Removed Max HP
  • Coat of Magnetism: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Removed Casting Time, Removed DPS, Added 22 Haste, Removed Multi Attack, Added 325 Ability Mod, Added 3 Reuse Speed, Removed Max HP
  • Coat of Obstinate Resolution: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Removed Multi Attack, Added 325 Ability Mod, Removed Strikethrough
  • Coat of the Dead-Eye: Added 4.8 Crit, Removed Casting Time, Removed Reuse Speed

More Item Updates Over at https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq2/index.php?threads/update-notes-tuesday-june-12-2018.585506/

There's way too may updates to list here.

Update Notes: Wednesday June 6, 2018

ZONES/POPULATION

Shard of Hate: Utter Contempt [Heroic]
  • Estir the Spiteful can now be hailed to initiate combat.
Shard of Hate: Reignited Hatred [Raid]
  • Sharp Stitching Knives should no longer get interrupted when trying to collect them. For realz this time!
  • Corrected an issue where "Curse of Ire" would not properly apply to some players, immediately triggering the failure effect.

Update Notes: Tuesday June 5, 2018

GENERAL
  • Removed an overzealous membership popup that was displaying every few minutes.
  • Harvest Bag: Added 'Suppress Messages' checkbox that will suppress chat messages when items are placed in the Harvest Bag ( located in the Harvest Bag’s “bag options” ).
ZONES/POPULATION
Plane of Disease: Virulent Incursion [Raid]
  • Skal'sli the Wretched should no longer attempt to cast curses on dead players.
  • Wretched piles of goo should no longer cast the ability "Armor Buster"
Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Tower Breach [Heroic/Expert]
  • Elif Whitewind should be more descriptive about where he is placing the ability "Wail"
Shard of Hate: Utter Contempt [Heroic & Solo]
  • Estir the Spiteful must now be hailed before she can be attacked.
  • The Damned's stoneskin buff, Damnation, now properly updates based on increments.
  • The number of skeleton adds in the The Damnation encounter in [Solo] caps at 40.
  • Clearing The Trapped Bellhop's discarded clothing should now be quicker.
  • Vampires bats within The Heart of Hate will no longer launch the dead into the air.
Shard of Hate: Reignited Hatred [Raid]
  • The Lord of Ire should more reliably inform targets of Curse of Ire that a curse has been placed on them
  • Lowered the recurring power drains from base encounters in the zone. They will still drain power but it will start off low and increase if not cured.
  • When Lord of Loathing is slain the barriers involved with his encounter should now properly despawn.
Sebilis (TLE only)
  • Corrected an issue that made Venril Sathir's Door not display the entrance requirements if not met.
ITEMS
  • Increased the equip level of The Shadow Odyssey collection rewards to level 81 to make them unequippable on Fallen Gate.
  • Hunter's Guard may only be used by Warriors and Crusaders and triggers Flay the Beast
  • Shaper's Accomplice may only be used by Channelers.
  • Hunter's Scale Shield may only be used by Mages and Priests and triggers Flay the Beast.
  • Bow of Rapid Trepidation is no longer itemized as a two handed weapon.
  • Updated adornment slots on heroic character gear from purple to orange.
  • Updated adornment slots on level 101+ heritage gear from purple to orange.
  • Added black adornment slots to several expert pieces that were missing them.
  • Rise of Kunark item sets have been upgraded to match current stat progression.
  • Eternal Enchantment rings are now spelled correctly.
QUESTS
  • Deepening Barrier now rewards shoulder armor of the same name.
  • Shipwrecked! - Completion of the quest no longer removes "Message in a Bottle" from the player's character inventory.
  • *Shady Swashbuckler now offers "Message in a Bottle" to those currently working on or have already completed the quest "Shipwrecked!"
  • *Shady Swashbuckler now offers "Shrunken Goblin Skull Earring" to those who have completed the quest "Light of the Destroyer"
  • Shape the Future - Alishinu and hunting stelecats are now only visible when they will update the quest.

Update Notes: Thursday May 31, 2018

GENERAL

  • Fixed an issue where cancelling crafting would boot you to character select.
  • Prospective fix for Mouselook causing the camera to spin wildly out of control.

ZONES/POPULATION
Rise of Kunark

  • The Tangrin has been increased in difficulty.
  • Trakanon has been increased in difficulty.

The following zones should now pull all members of the raid in when one person attempts to enter as long as all criteria to enter are met:

  • The Tomb of Thuuga
  • Veeshan's Peak
  • Chamber of Destiny
  • Venril Sathir's Lair
  • The Temple of Kor-Sha

Planes of Prophecy Raids

  • All raid bosses who drop armor patterns will now do so 100% of the time. Other items that were shared with the armor patterns will now be an additional drop at 50% chance.

Plane of Innovation: Gears in the Machine [Expert]

  • Increased the amount of time before the warning areas in the Manaetic Behemoth encounter detects players in range. It should now match the reaction time as the non-expert version of the zone.

Shard of Hate: Reignited Hatred [Raid]

  • The effigy of Innoruuk has shown himself within the plane to give slight hints as to what puzzles may be available. He is the god of hate, after all... As such, his hints may be vague!
  • Corrected an issue that would cause the Hand of Maestro to think a player hasn't moved when they have.
  • Added a visual representation to show if players have moved or not when it is checked.
  • Collecting the Sharp Stitching Knife during the Lord of Ire encounter should no longer be able to be interrupted.
  • It should no longer be possible to have multiple bosses up at the same time within the zone.
  • The Deathrot Knight should no longer spawn more than 1 squire at a time. He will still heal if the add is not promptly dealt with.
  • Lord of Decay has had the damage from "Surge: Burning Bones" reduced slightly.
  • Ashenbone Broodmaster has had their max health points reduced.
  • Ashenbone Drakes should no longer respawn during boss encounters.
  • Lord of Loathing remnant adds should no longer so easily kill players who had just been challenged.
  • Jail Bars in the Demetrius Crane encounter should now have slightly more hit points.
  • Dreadlord D'Somni should once again use his "berserk" mechanic when he drops hate on his targets.
  • The exit door should now allow you to leave the zone regardless of what bosses have been slain.
  • Corrected an issue that caused players to not end up in the correct instance.

Shard of Hate: Utter Contempt [Heroic]

  • The range at which Igidishi's animal totems can be uncovered has been slightly increased.
  • Books that appear after defeating one of the Surrogates can now be used.

Shard of Hate: Utter Contempt [Solo]

  • It is now possible to spawn the Gruesome Twosome and the Cantankerous Triumvirate. But how to spawn them is still a mystery!... maybe...
  • Estir's lords and ladies of spite are now immune to indirect AOEs and have increased AE Auto Attack Avoid Chance.

Solusek Ro's Tower: From the Ashes [Tradeskill]

  • All shinies are now accessible.

Shard of Hate: Eye Spy [Tradeskill]

  • Tradeskill collectibles now appear in Shard of Hate: Eye Spy [Tradeskill].

Coliseum of Valor

  • Scorn Spectre Emissary is now available in Coliseum of Valor to hatefully sell you hateful armor from Hate.

TIME-LOCKED PROGRESSION

  • The Rise of Kunark expansion has been unlocked on the Fallen Gate server.
  • Hunter K'Andal, located in the Danak Shipyard, now offers a daily bounty hunting mission, which will reward Kunark Hunters Coin, which may be used to purchase powerful rewards.

ABILITIES

  • Corrected the primary cure effect on Necrotic Reconstruction to once again target the pet.
  • Corrected an issue with Ward of the Untamed that prevented it's effect from working.
  • Reaver will once again have an effect if Focus: Reaver is selected in Character Training.
  • Several percentage based heals have been fixed so that they will no longer benefit from potency.

ITEMS

  • Khalee'Sri Crystal - Can now be scaled larger than before.
  • The Plane Touched Spiritstone now grants agility.
  • Amarat the Procurer will no longer require you to exchange your Liquified Raw Magic, Wing of Fenin, or Enchanted Calcite Wristband to purchase their upgraded versions.
  • Restored the correct appearance to the Draped Cape of Hate.
  • Grim Legacy of Ill Will and the Scorned Scion of Ill Will will now increase effects when leveling to Planar Level 1.
  • Rise of Kunark gear has been rebalanced for itemization progression. Items dropped by multiple encounters have been balanced based off of the lowest encounter to preserve progression.

TRADESKILLS

  • Planar Recipes will now update their achievements when crafted in an expert zone.

QUESTS

  • Fixit Omegatock's demise will now update The Planes of Prophecy Event Heroic weekly mission in Plane of Innovation: Parts not Included [Expert Event]. You may need to restart the mission if it was active in your journal prior to this fix, or you can update it in Plane of Innovation: Parts not Included [Event Heroic]. (You will need to complete one of the other two parts in an [Expert Event] zone to earn Expert rewards, however.)
  • Hate is in the Air [Solo] will no longer grant Sandstorm Pearls.

Update Notes: Thursday May 24, 2018

SEEDS OF VENGEANCE
This game update is packed full of new content, including a return to the Shard of Hate where solo players, groups, and raiders will all be confronted with new bosses, puzzles, and locations within the plane that have never been seen before! There will also be new expert dungeons, a revamped item examine window, new missions, and more!

GENERAL
  • Fixed more issues related to Aerakyn and kilt tints.
  • Deity Attributes will now be shared account wide. After logging into a character, that characters current level of Deity Attributes will be written to an account flag. When logging into another character on the account, the level of the account flag will be compared to the characters Deity Attribute, and either update the account flag if the characters attribute is higher, or update the characters attribute if the recorded account flag is higher.
ETHEREAL DROPS
Summer is here! Well, almost, but Ethereals are here! Upon completing Planes of Prophecy heroic missions you will also be granted an Ethereal reward roll. Each character may receive a single Ethereal reward roll when completing missions in most normal [Heroic] and [Event Heroic] zones, and up to 3 reward rolls when completing missions in [Expert], [Expert Event], and the Shard of Hate: Utter Contempt [Heroic] zone. Each reward roll will grant at least one Planar Ethereal Coin, and a chance at a bonus reward, which can be one of the Ethereal items for that Ethereal wave, or bonus Planar Ethereal Coins.

Planar Ethereal Coins may be spent at the Ethereal Merchant located in Plane of Magic.

Wave 1: May 24 - July 9
Wave 2: July 9 - August 20
Wave 3: August 20 - September 30

ETHEREAL DROPS: Test Server
Reward rolls granted via expert zones may also be earned from solo missions. This is not an extra roll, as you are still capped at a total of 3 rolls per expert or solo mission.

ACHIEVEMENTS
The following Achievement lines have been expanded:
  • Slayer
  • Mounts
  • Collections
  • Missions
  • Quests
  • Signature Quests
ITEM EXAMINE
The examine window and mouseover descriptions for house items now state where in a house the item may be placed (i.e. floor, wall, ceiling) in addition to the house type they may be placed in.
The Item Examine and mouseover windows have been updated and streamlined. Stats that are always granted together on items, such as Primary Attributes, will now be grouped together. If an item possessed was any single one of these stats previously, it will now grant you all of the stats in that item group. Mousing over the item group to see what stats are included in that group.

Base attributes are no longer shown on items by default, and instead can be viewed by clicking the Base checkbox located under the item icon.

Current item groups are:
  • Primary Attributes: Agility, Intelligence, Strength, Wisdom
  • Resistances: Arcane, Elemental, Noxious
  • Defensive Skills: Defense, Deflection, Parry, Aggression
  • Offensive Skills: Crushing, Piercing, Slashing, Ranged
  • Spell Skills: Ordination, Ministration, Subjugation, Disruption, Focus
  • Crafting Skills: Artificing, Artistry, Chemistry, Fletching, Scribing, Sculpting, Metalshaping, Metalworking, Tailoring
  • Harvesting Skills: Foresting, Fishing, Gathering, Trapping, Mining
Full details of the Examine revamp may be found here: https://www.everquest2.com/news/eq2-gu-106-announce-item-examine-may-2018

ZONES/POPULATION
General
  • All NPCs in Planes of Prophecy [Duo] dungeons have had their damage reduction lowered.
  • Noble Taig Rhul, the Loyalty Realtor, is now selling a "Valorian Bloom".
Plane of Magic
  • Travel throughout Plane of Magic is no longer restricted to discovering the teleporters.
  • Two new teleporters have been added to Plane of Magic - one between Aetherscar and Metetherial Plains, and another at Amphitheater of Song.
Plane of Disease: The Source [All Versions]
  • The number of festrus encounters required to spawn Blighthorn has been reduced by half.
  • Rancine now spawns after Blighthorn is defeated.
Solusek Ro's Tower: Monolith of Fire [All Versions]
  • The sun rays within The Solar Core should now reappear after defeating The Avatar of the Sun.
Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Tower Breach [Solo]
  • Gatekeeper Karatil has had his outgoing damage reduced
  • Gatekeeper Karatil should no longer cast his abilities quite as often and he should give more time to react to any abilities he does use. This only applies to the solo version of the encounter.
The Fabled Nizara, City of the Nayad [Advanced Solo]
  • The Lockout has been reduced to 90 minutes.
Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Tower Breach [Heroic]
  • Gatekeeper Karatil has had his outgoing damage reduced
The Fabled Nizara, City of the Nayad [Heroic]
  • The Lockout has been reduced to 90 minutes.
Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Storm Surge [Raid]
  • Updated the curse description text in the Jolur Sandstorm and Oljin Stormtide encounter to more accurately describe the effect.
Plane of Innovation: The Wasteyards [Raid]
  • The Manaetic Behemoth has had its difficulty slightly lowered.
  • Clockwork Cleaners in the Gearbox encounter should no longer be able to kill players after they have been defeated.
Plane of Disease: Virulent Incursion [Raid]
  • Raids attempting to reset the Amalgams near Bertox can now use the emote "/beckon" instead of "/assistme" to reset their location.
  • The gate leading to Bertoxxulous' chamber should now open if the encounter resets at ANY time during the encounter or the encounter is defeated.

Click Read More to read more patch notes.

 

Update Notes: Tuesday May 15, 2018

ZONES/POPULATION
Plane of Innovation: Masks of the Marvelous [Heroic]

  • Bosses now have Planar Defense and have appropriate Bleedthrough and health for their tier (1)
  • The portal to Coliseum of Valor now sends you to the Plane of Innovation alcove within Valor.

Plane of Innovation: Gears in the Machine [Heroic]

  • Bosses now have Planar Defense and have appropriate Bleedthrough and health for their tier (2)
  • The portal to Coliseum of Valor now sends you to the Plane of Innovation alcove within Valor.

Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Tower Breach [Heroic]

  • Bosses now have Planar Defense and have appropriate Bleedthrough and health for their tier (1)

Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Winds of Change [Heroic]

  • Bosses now have Planar Defense and have appropriate Bleedthrough and health for their tier (2)

Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Storm Surge [Raid]

  • Thunderclap and Skyfury have returned!

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

  • Cinders of Arlyxir should once again spawn once Embers of Arlyxir have been successfully defeated.

Precipice of Power [Raid]

  • Avatars spawned within the zone no longer require 20 players to engage.

Arena of the Gods [Raid]

  • Avatars spawned within the zone no longer require 20 players to engage.

PUBLIC QUESTS

  • Doctor's Orders missions will no longer be deleted if you participated in the completed public quest and you leave the public quest zone too soon.

QUESTS

  • The Shadow Odyssey, Chapter 5: Breaking the Chains - The dimensional anchor in Anchor of Bazzul has been overhauled. It should now consistently update the quest when destroyed with the Staff of Theer equipped, even when it is destroyed in one hit.

Update Notes: Tuesday May 8, 2018

QUESTS
• A Stitch in Time, Part II: Lightning Strikes - Crafting the Heated Clay Temper before the Untempered Lightning Rods no longer causes a conflict with the quest progression.

Solusek Ro's Tower: Citadel of the Sun [Raid]
• Replaced the visual effect that spawns during the Arlyxir encounter to make them easier to see and to remove the delay for them to appear.
• Corrected an issue that made the spawned areas to avoid despawn and respawn at incorrect times. This should make them more predictable.

Shard of Hate: Gates of Scorn [Public Quest]
• This public quest zone should be available once again.

 

GU106: Seeds of Vengeance Arrives May 24th!

The rightful god of Hate, Innoruuk, has recovered his seat atop the throne of Hate.
Woe to any traveler who dares to explore the revitalized Shard of Hate, the celestial home to the divine father of spite and malevolence. Your presence is unwelcome, no matter your blood, your alignment, or your past actions. All will meet merciless resistance at the hands, claws, and teeth of the newly reunified minions of Hate!
…But the unique treasures and great power that await inside beckon the bravest and the boldest Norrathians, as they have in ages past. Will fate see your name added to the ranks of victorious heroes or those of the defeated insurrectors?

GU106: Seeds of Vengeance is coming to EverQuest 2 on Thursday, May 24th, 2018! This game update is packed full of new content, including a return to the Shard of Hate where solo players, groups, and raiders will all be confronted with new bosses, puzzles, and locations within the plane that have never been seen before! There will also be new expert dungeons, a revamped item examine window, new missions, and more!

We'll be sharing previews of the coming content all the way up until GU106 launches, so keep an eye out more sneak peeks! This week, keep reading to learn more about the Item Examine Window Revamp.


Item Examine Window:

As EverQuest 2 has grown over the last 13 years (and counting!) the variety of stats on items has grown substantially, leaving the current item examine window rather cluttered. We figured it was time for a revamp of the item examine window to streamline and simplify the information.

When GU106 rolls out, the item examine window will have the following changes:

The item examine window now uses a column layout for item stats, the item tags have moved to the bottom of the window.
Next, certain groups of stats that are always granted together on items, such as your Primary Attributes, will now be grouped together. If an item possessed was any single one of these stats previously, it will now grant you all of the stats in that item group. You can mouse over the item group to see what stats it grants.

 

Regarding Daybreak’s Ownership

Dear Daybreak Community,

There has been some confusion concerning Daybreak’s ownership and rumors about the state of the company that have circulated from a few online game websites, and we want to set the record straight. We assure you that these rumors are entirely false and that there’s no impact on our business or games in any way whatsoever.

From the get-go, Daybreak has been primarily owned by Jason Epstein, a longtime investor who also has investments in a variety of media properties. Jason acquired Daybreak (formerly SOE) in February 2015 and has been the executive chairman and majority owner of the company since that time.

We’re well aware of prior statements from Daybreak indicating our company was acquired by Columbus Nova. We have since clarified that the company was acquired by Jason Epstein when he was a partner at Columbus Nova, which he left in 2017. We’ve also taken steps to clarify those facts on our website and on third-party internet sites to ensure that all of the information currently made available is consistent and accurate.

We apologize for the previous miscommunication and hope that this clears up any confusion. As always, we greatly appreciate your continued support for our games, and we'll continue to work hard to bring the best experiences to you.

Update Notes: Tuesday April 24, 2018

GENERAL

  • Fixed an issue where you could be blocked from zoning if you don't have enough DBC to make a purchase.

UI

  • Fixed an issue with the paperdoll display for Aerakyns when wearing kilts.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Planes of Prophecy Heroic Zones

  • Planar Defense should now only be on bosses in Planes of Prophecy heroic dungeons.
  • Planar Defense no longer refreshes on bosses.
  • Decreased the damage of some hard-hitting abilities that bosses cast.
  • The trigger amount for Planar Defense in duo zones has been reduced from 10 to 5.
  • Duo zones will no longer protect themselves with a heroic level of planar defense.
  • Some heroic bosses warned of searching for a fighter at certain points in their scripts, when they were actually searching for their most hated target. This was just a display error in the messaging, and has been corrected.

Solusek Ro's Tower: Monolith of Fire [Heroic & Solo]

  • The number of trash encounters throughout the tower has been reduced.

Solusek Ro's Tower: The Obsidian Core [Heroic]

  • Verlixa now only calls 3 rounds of Shimmering Mirages who travel to their destinations faster.

Plane of Innovation: The Wasteyards [Raid]

  • Corrected an issue with several doors that were set up incorrectly in regards to checking the 75% of raid/group meets the criteria to open the door.

ABILITIES

  • Primal Instincts can no longer trigger from pets.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented pets from initiating combat if the target was protected by Planar Defense.

ITEMS

  • Corrected a bug that prevented the Gnawed Meaty Bone from displaying correctly.
  • Istar the Mighty will now sell the Rune of the Celestial.
  • Rune of the Celestial is now no-value
  • Reduced the amount of Tears of Ro required to purchase many adornments from Istar the Mighty to 5.
  • Voidwrought Runes may now be removed using adornment reclamation.
  • Characters whom have obtained the Greater Ascended achievement will now be granted an account flag that allows them to purchase Celestial Ascension potions from Amarat the Procurer for all characters above level 100.
  • The anti-vampire set bonus from The League item rewards is now easier to complete.
  • Rewards from Laalah the Wanderer are now more likely to be offhands (usable in weapon leveling) for several classes. Monks and plate fighters in specific will have a better chance of obtaining these items, on par with other classes.
  • Raid shields in Kingdom of Sky and Echoes of Faydwer should follow a slightly smoother progression with their protection values.
  • Corrected an bug that prevented Rune: Planar Elementalist, Rune: Planar Etherealist, Rune: Planar Geomancer, and Rune: Planar Thaumaturgist from modifying ascension abilities above level 10.
  • All in game season 2 familiar drops have been replaced with season 3 familiar drops.

QUESTS

  • Awakening Bonds: Whispers of the Past - Players who have lost the "Fang of the First Children" can now return to the "Faceless Oracle's Demesne" and speak with Tiressiaz to receive a replacement.
  • The Introduction - Defeating the first recluse bluffstalker should update the quest more reliably, now.
  • The Sins of Butcherblock - Gathering the family treasures updates the quest as intended, once again.