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Game Update 8-17-2022

The August game update hit today, looks like some nice stuff was patched in.

Source

August 17, 2022
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*** Highlights ***

- Made several improvements to achievement processing to improve zone latency.
- The Darkened Sea expansion bundles will be available from August 17 through August 30.
- Increased the default number of available Extended Target Window slots to 20, and removed the alternate ability requirement.


*** Items ***

- Made Eye of Yar`Lir and Eye of Vishimtar quest items.
- 10th Anniversary Firework Focus items have had a typo corrected in their lore text.


*** Tradeskills ***

- Failing a combine due to insufficient skill will now also display the minimum required skill.


*** Quests & Events ***

- Miragul's Reanimation Formula will now drop from appropriate level 60 Lost Dungeons of Norrath adventures.
- Updated a dialog trigger on Baenar Swiftsong to make it easier to experience the rest of the story they give.
- A Journey Home (Raid): Charm and fear will be removed from players before the chest spawns to prevent an effect on a charmed player killing the chest.
- Removed respawn of NPCs from many mission and raid zones.


*** Spells ***

- Reduced the level of the Planes of Power imbue spells by five levels.
- Updated Outrider's and Blackguard's Synergy to work properly with the appropriate skills.
- Spell damage applied to an NPC target, without a caster, will now use the correct damage reporting channel instead of say.
- Added messaging to the Heals (You) and Heals (Others) channels when a debuff with counters is cured.
- Fixed a bug that caused some bolt and area effect spells to display a small bag.


*** AA ***

- The progression AA Gift of the Keepers, Valor of the Keepers, Embrace of the Keepers, Power of the Keepers, and Sanctity of the Keepers now require level 60.
- Fixed an issue with incorrect ranks of AAs being purchased when using the Buy All button on a mercenary AA.


*** NPCs ***

- Shadow Valley - A remnant of shade can now be tracked.


*** Overseer ***

- The button to retire a selected Agent will now be disabled for Agents that cannot be retired.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Updated the required level of Vaniki's Challenge: Defeat Defense of the City.
- The tutorial will now allow level 6 to 14 players to zone into it on Vaniki.
- Removed the AFK kick from Vaniki.
- The level 60 progression reward has been changed to the Visage of Vaniki. You should receive this reward even if you received the other. We will not be reclaiming the other reward. Enjoy!
- Moved the availability of the Heroic Character quests to when Call of the Forsaken opens instead of when part 2 opens.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Increased the max number of items that can be sold in one barter transaction from 20 to 100.
- - Holding shift while selling to a buyer will now work if you have less of the item to sell than the transaction cap.
- When you fail to cast a spell that requires out of combat, your timer will be updated.
- Improved the way that achievements are processed in order to reduce zone latency.


*** UI ***

- Corrected an issue where your Heroic Character count would not update correctly at the character select screen.
- Increased the default number of available Extended Target Window slots to 20, and removed the alternate ability requirement.
- Added chat messages when cancelling or completing a trade.
- Updated trade chat messaging to include the quantity of items or coin offered. These messages will now display for both the sender and recipient using the System Messages chat filter.
- The aggro meter is now available when players reach level 20 instead of when Rain of Fear launches.
- The Randomize Loading Music setting should now work properly when unchecked.
- When a selected quest advances to a step involving a different zone, the quest journal will now keep the same quest selected.


- The EverQuest Team

Game Update 7-20-2022

Game update coming tomorrow folks. If you would like a preview of what's to come, check out the Test Patch notes.

 

Here are the final patch notes.

 

July 20, 2022
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*** Highlights ***

- The Miragul and Phinigel servers have merged into Vox.


*** Items ***

- Trinket of the Far Frozen Wastes will now teleport you to a less dangerous location.
- Frightening Food Flask and Ashen Ampule will now give stacks of 20 food and/or drink items per use.
- Fixed an issue with "Raediva Nostrum" displaying the wrong lore text.
- Updated the spell Sympathetic Minion attached to Faded Orb of the Magus, Glowing Orb of the Magus, Splendid Orb of the Magus, Brilliant Orb of the Magus, and Radiant Orb of the Arch Magus so that it summons swarm pets.
- Suffix titles for Ogre and Feir'Dal Heritage crates will now show correctly in reward previews.


*** Quests & Events ***

- Shei Vinitras Raid and Mission: Slightly reduced the height of the Auras on the sweepers datiar xi tekar in this event to reduce the likelihood that players on the raised platform will be hit.
- The following achievements have been temporarily removed while we investigate issues with the underlying quests:
- - The Hero's Journey - Ak'Anon Quests - Tinmizer's Fabulous Compactor
- - The Hero's Journey - Cabilis Quests - Blood Ink
- - The Hero's Journey - Cabilis Quests - Illweed Parchment
- - The Hero's Journey - Neriak Quests - Death of Lyda Nasin
- - The Hero's Journey - Oggok Quests - Craknek Hero
- - The Hero's Journey - Surefall Glade Quests - Gnoll Paws
- Additionally, the following achievement now indicates that the quest as written is meant for Paladins - The Hero's Journey - Erudin Quests - Fisherman Convert.


*** Spells ***

- Magician - Fixed an error with the body type of pets summoned by Monster Summoning spells that prevented Reclaim Energy from working as expected.


*** AA ***

- Archetype - Sympathetic Amplification - Added a new 7-rank passive AA available to Druids, Enchanters, Magicians, Necromancers, Rangers, Shaman, and Wizards that increases the base effectiveness of spell-triggered magical effects from equipped weapons and augments by a percentage. Rank 1 of this new AA can be purchased at level 80, if the Underfoot expansion is unlocked, and all ranks are eligible for auto-grant.
- Bard - Focus - Troubadour's Synergy - Fixed an issue that prevented Troubadour's Synergy Effect from removing Troubadour's Synergy upon triggering. Also fixed an issue that caused Troubadour's Synergy to interact unexpectedly with Necromancer's Necrotize Ally.
- The Bard and Shadow Knight AAs Funeral Dirge and T`Vyl's Resolve have seen unsustainable growth over the last several expansions. As a result, both spells are now notably more powerful than is healthy for overall class balance. The following changes have been made to bring these spells back in line.
- - Funeral Dirge
- - - Increased the maximum duration of the base spell at max rank to 66 seconds
- - - Made the base spell unresistable
- - - Reduced the incoming melee damage debuff of the base spell at ranks 23-26 to 22%
- - - Increased the fade damage of the Shrieking Death proc across ranks 1-22 to a maximum of 35,000 damage
- - - Reduced the fade damage of the Shrieking Death proc across ranks 23-26 to a maximum of 75,000 damage
- - T`Vyl's Resolve
- - - Reduced the reuse time of the base spell at max rank to 8 minutes
- - - Increased the damage of the initial melee skill attacks across all ranks to a maximum of 900 damage per attack
- - - Made the Weakness proc unresistable
- - - Increased the incoming melee damage debuff of the Weakness proc at ranks 1-2 to 16% and 18%
- - - Reduced the incoming melee damage debuff of the Weakness proc at ranks 4-7 to 20%


*** Overseer ***

- Fixed an issue with the Overseer Quest, Recruit Bimbalicus the Soulbleeder, that caused Bimbalicus to be a required agent... when recruiting Bimbalicus.
- New Achievement Category
- - "Overseer" has been added as a new achievement category
- - Achievements in this category are "World" achievements, meaning they can only be completed once per world for a given player account - As a result, all rewards granted by these achievements either apply to every character on a given account and world or can be traded between characters on the same account and world
- New Achievement Types
- - "Special" achievements are for collecting Overseer Agents from outside of the Overseer feature, such as Fippy Darkpaw (more on him below)
- - "Holiday" achievements are for completing seasonal Overseer Quests - The first achievement in this category is for the Scorched Sky event but expect more soon!
- - "Faydwer Agents" are achievements for collecting the current set of non-special, non-holiday Overseer Agents
- - "Faydwer Quests" are achievements for reaching higher levels in each of the main Overseer Quest categories; Plunder, Military, Stealth, Crafting, Harvesting, Research, Diplomacy, Trade, and Exploration
- New Achievement Rewards
- - Achievements for completing Holiday Overseer Quests and collecting Common, Uncommon, and Rare Overseer Agents grant Sealed Tetradrachm Coffers, which are Heirloom items that can be consumed to gain a large number of Tetradachm currency
- - Achievements for collecting Elite Overseer Agents grant several unique rewards; the Gnomish Hovering Transport mount, the Visage of the Bixie Worker illusion, and 10 Flame-Scorched Ornaments
- - Achievements for reaching higher levels in each main Overseer Quest category grant numerous Agent Packs
- - Achievements for reaching max level in multiple Overseer Quest categories grant 3 exclusive Elite Overseer Agents; Avatar of Anashti Sul, Avatar of Luclin, and Avatar of Quellious
- New Quests
- - Several new Overseer Quests have been created for each of the new Elite Overseer Agents, including recruitment quests that become available once their requisite achievements are completed
- Starter Bundle Changes
- - The Overseer Starter Bundle, when purchased from the marketplace, now completes the new Overseer - Special - Collect Fippy Darkpaw achievement, which in turn grants the Overseer Starter Bundle item
- - This change lets a player who has already purchased this bundle gain the purchased item on every world where they have a character, including the world they originally redeemed the item
- - Additionally, Fippy Darkpaw now has his own recruitment quest that becomes available once the Collect Fippy Darkpaw achievement is completed


*** Progression Servers ***

- Expedient Recovery can no longer be used in combat enabled zones on level locked servers.
- Enabled /pickzone in Jaggedpine Forest.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Removed ` from character first names and flagged those characters for a name change.
- Corrected an issue with targeting offline characters from the group window.
- Disabled Bloom Lighting by default.
- Added the /memspellslot command which allows memorizing a spell into a specific spell gem slot. The command accepts two parameters: the spell gem slot and the spell's name or ID.
- The client will now always launch in windowed mode rather than fullscreen.
- /tar, /con, and social emotes like /dance and /hug should now work with pet names and %m.
- Added a default of fellowship auto-consent for corpse dragging. This can be changed by setting AutoConsentFellowship=0 under Defaults in a character's .ini file.


*** UI ***

- Fixed the weapon ratio in the Item Display Window to be updated correctly for players below the recommended level.
- Added additional options to /advloot to allow for setting an option for all loot in the window. Example: "/advloot shared setallto leaveall". See the Advanced Loot help window for more details.
- Fixed the advanced loot window getting into a bad state after the /kickplayers raid command is used.
- Updated the Target Window to no longer require Target_HPPercLabel to be present.

- Changed -

- EQUI_Animations.xml
- EQUI_Templates.xml


*** Previously Updated ***

- Agents of Change - Fixed the minimum level check to enter AoC instances on Vaniki.
- Vaniki: Added a version of the Ireblind Imp for the berserker epic that will spawn in Agent of Change instances of Fear before Omens of War launches.
- Vaniki: Lowered a level check made by Kelkim Menkia for the bard epic.
- Vaniki: Lowered a level check made by Elder Animist Dumul for the beastlord epic.
- Vaniki: Increased the global rare spawn chance on Vaniki by 50%.
- The Level Locked Progression challenges that grant titles now grant 999 quantity.
- Fixed a zone crash related to Divine Intermediation and similar effects.

- The EverQuest Team


 

Game Update 6-15-2022

Here are the patch notes for today's game update.

 

June 7, 2022
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*** Highlights ***

- Torment of Velious is now free-to-play on Test and Live servers.
- Enjoy new seasonal Overseer quests and agents. See Overseer section below for more information.


*** Items ***

- Familiars available from the Ogre Heritage Crate will now show a casting bar when being used as a pet illusion.
- The Animated Pawn Familiar is now a more reasonable size when used as a pet illusion.
- The Infected Rat Familiar will now have the correct appearance when used as a pet illusion.
- The Tradable: Teleport Item Key Ring Slot (5) will now only convert if the player owns the Teleport Item Key Ring Slot feature.
- Frightening Flatbread and Ashen Apple Juice are now No-Trade.
- Pliant Purity Peridot can now be slotted into primary, secondary, and range items.
- Currency rewards offered by the Bag of Currency can now be claimed on all server types if the appropriate expansion is available.


*** Quests & Events ***

- Tome of New Beginnings (Tacvi Raid) - The remains of Prathun, Rashere, Vahlara, and Valtron will now appear in consistent locations.


*** Spells ***

- Corrected an issue where charmed pets were limited to 10 buffs.
- Berserker, Monk, Rogue, Warrior - Fixed a bug that caused Composite/Dichotomic/Dissident combat abilities to trigger twice upon activation.
- Divine Intermediation and similar spells now report the name of the spell instead of 'Unknown Spell' when triggered.


*** Overseer ***

- New Agents and Quests for Scorched Skies
- - Several new agents specific to the Scorched Skies event are coming to Overseer in July.
- - A new line of event quests are also coming in July, featuring new job and trait combinations exclusive to the new event agents. These can be earned as rewards for completing the quests.
- New Overseer Event Agent Packs will be available during seasonal events.
- - The Scorched Skies Pack, available on the marketplace in July.
- - The Nights of the Dead Pack, available on the marketplace in October.
- - The Frostfell Pack, available on the marketplace in December.
- - These packs each grant 12 agents belonging to their respective events.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Added missing unlock events for the Vaniki server.
- The Berserker epic NPCs will allow players level 36 and up to participate on Level Locked Progression servers.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Torment of Velious is now free-to-play on Test and Live servers.
- Removed the minimum level requirement to use /autoskill.
- Bug reports (/bug) will now prompt you for information, copy the relevant information to your clipboard, and open up the Bug Reports section of the forums to create a new post.
- Fixed an issue that would prevent a player's Dragon's Hoard from being included in server transfers.


*** UI ***

- Added 'Leave All' buttons to the Advanced Loot window for both Personal and Shared Loot.
- Updated the Inventory window to show 7-digit HP, mana, and endurance values.
- Updated the Combat Skills Selection Window to save and persist adjusted column sizes and layout settings.


- Changed -

EQUI_AdvancedLootWnd.xml
EQUI_BugReportWnd.xml
EQUI_CombatSkillsSelectWindow.xml
EQUI_Inventory.xml


*** Previously Updated ***  

- Corrected an issue where beneficial dispel and certain detrimental dispel effects (such as Splash of Repentance) did not remove any buffs/debuffs.
- Apprentice mercenaries may now be purchased and used by all free-to-play accounts.
- The agent of change in Feerrott, South Ro, and Paineel will send you to the 'original version' progression instances until Omens of War unlocks.
- Corrected an issue where the Level Locked Progression ruleset did not apply a 10 level offset when entering Plane of Fear, Plane of Growth, Temple of Veeshan, and Plane of Mischief.
- Corrected an issue where the bonus loot modifier did not apply to NPC equipment. This affects NPCs such as Lord Bergurgle, Lord Gimblox, and Lord Yelinak.
- Corrected an issue on Level Locked Progression servers where certain stun spells would only work on NPCs up to level 10.


- The EverQuest Team

Game Update 5-18-2022

Here are the patch notes for today's game update.

 

Source

May 18, 2022
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*** Highlights ***

- Refactored the way buffs/debuffs are stored on characters and NPCs, enabling an increase in hostile NPC's maximum from 97 to 200. This required a one-time clearing of saved buffs on mercenaries and pets.
- Check out everquest.com/packs this month for the new Trying Toxicologist and Vexing Vermin Bundles!
- Mercenary tiers have been simplified. See below for details.
- Look to the Marketplace this month for the Ogre Heritage Crate. Each crate contains a random item. Trade these Ogre Heritage items to your friends or collect them all yourself!


*** Items ***

- Added a chance for Weather-Worn Signet, Tarnished Signet, and Glimmering Signet to drop off of dragorn within The Ruined City of Dranik, Muramite Proving Grounds, and Wall of Slaughter. Crystal-Gemmed Signet have a chance to drop from pyrilen in the Riftseekers' Sanctum.
- Added the quest flag to the following items: Weather-Worn Signet, Tarnished Signet, Glimmering Signet, Crystal-Gemmed Signet, Two-Toned Signet, Discolored Signet, Dust-Marred Signet, Mastery of Mind Rune, Mastery of Body Rune, Mastery of Tactics Rune, Mastery of Arcana Rune, Mastery of Realms Rune, and Mastery of Power Rune.


*** Quests & Events ***

- Whispers in the Dark: The Shak Dratha Overseer can be defeated at any time during the mission and get credit for doing so.
- Close the Gate (Raid): The ravens will now be removed on success and reset. Also, NPCs should no longer be targeted by the dark aura and shining light emotes.
- Solteris Raid: Ur-Floxiz Lochmaul will now be active and ready to fight.
- Torment of Velious raid chests can once again be looted.
- Mistmoore Catacombs: The Lost Party - The two-group LDON adventure offered by Alinai Kaneriti has been updated to use the shared task system.
- The Rujarkian Hills: Rescue Bartleby - The two-group LDON adventure offered by Eewatt Halmoore has been updated to use the shared task system and should now function as expected.
- Updated the achievement "Hero's Journey >> Quests >> Qeynos Quests - Bard Report" to register quest completion if a combination of day and night shift reports are turned in.
- The Revolt of Gloomingdeep: The step "Speak to Elegist and learn about Mercenaries" is now optional.


*** Spells ***

- Druid - Debuff values now match for Cowl and Gaze of Ro, as well as Cinch and Scrutiny of Ro. This will once again allow the single target debuffs to overwrite the AE debuffs and vice versa.
- Paladin - Remorseful Effect now focuses heal spells up to level 120.
- Shaman - Added a worn off message to the Pack of Aina line of spells that add swarm pets as a cast proc.
- Corrected an issue where spells that increase incoming damage by a percentage, such as Season's Wrath, would apply their bonus twice if the target was also affected by spells that increase incoming damage by a flat rate, such as Tenebrous Sunray.
- Spells that consume the target's mana or endurance to heal or harm the target, such as Tears of Xenacious, will now report the amount of damage or healing done to the target and caster.
- Refactored the way buffs/debuffs are stored on characters and NPCs, enabling an increase in hostile NPC's maximum from 97 to 200. This required a one-time clearing of saved buffs on mercenaries and pets.


*** NPCs ***

- Updated Mayong Mistmoore to consistently use the undead bodytype.
- Updated shades in Terror of Luclin to consistently use the undead bodytype and akheva to consistently use the humanoid bodytype.
- Relm M'Lock will now send your entire party to either the Plane of Hate or the Plane of Sky when you hand in the proper stone.


*** Mercenaries ***

- Mercenaries have been simplified. There are no longer Tiers of mercenaries, only Apprentice and Journeyman ranks.
- - The Apprentice mercenaries are the former Apprentice Tier-V while Journeyman mercenaries are the former Journeyman Tier-V.
- - You must have an all-access account in order to use Journeyman mercenaries. This includes temporary all access gained through using Krono.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Enabled free transfers off Phinigel to other non-progression servers.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Fixed an issue that caused cloth skirt armor to display for erudite females when wearing a chain tunic.
- Fixed a client disconnect when exchanging coins at a banker.


*** UI ***

- Fixed an issue where right clicking a social would not reset the currently running social line.
- Corrected an issue that caused the keybind for toggling the visibility of the Spell Gems and Player Information windows to not work properly.
- Updated the EQ button to always have the Achievements button available on all servers.
- Corrected an issue that caused some window settings, such as lock status, to reset when zoning.
- Updated the Grab Item button in the Find Item Window to use a slider for choosing a quantity of items to grab. Using CTRL or SHIFT while pressing the button now grabs one or all of an item, respectively.


*** Previously Updated ***
- Corrected an issue that caused some disciplines to be unusable after zoning.
- Ikkinz (Raid Event) - Fixed Stalwart Defender being immune to pick pocket.
- Corrected an issue where specialization skills would reset when you zoned at lower levels.
- The Shades of Luclin have had their ability to see through invisibility reduced in cases where the change to undead body types created unintentionally hostile environments.


- The EverQuest Team


 

Game Update 4-20-2022

Here is the April 2022 patch.

 

April 20, 2022
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*** Highlights ***

- Added two more missions for the 23rd Anniversary. See Quests & Events for details.
- Replay timers will now apply their full duration upon completion of their associated task/quest.
- Removed the need for and distinction between magical and non-magical weapons.
- All NPCs have had their 'body type' reviewed and potentially adjusted. See NPCs for details.
- Many new achievements have been added for quests belonging to each of the original starting cities on Norrath! See Quests & Events for details.


*** Items ***

- Processing Gizmo, Oiled Cog, and Flickering Finkenheimer are all now flagged as Quest items.
- Choker of Entropy has had its AC adjusted to be more inline with intentions.
- Honed Wurmslayer and Invested Honed Wurmslayer will no longer apply their effect on players under the required level of the item (currently 105).
- Tidal Force and Eclipsed Light armor ornaments will now show correctly when equipped on Frogloks.
- Blessed Akhevan Shadow Shears can now be converted to a version without stats and is useable by all classes and races. This is so anyone can take advantage of the tailoring skill mod.
- Magmatic Sessiloid Saddle size when placed in a housing plot will now better match other Sessiloid sizes.
- Removed the concept of Recommended Skill on equipment and added equivalent Recommended Levels to the following items: Gauntlets of the Blood Fiend, Girdle of Magnificence, Helm of the Vampyric Traitor, Jezekiell's Fervent Blade, and Katta Staff of Peace.
- Altered the statistics on swarm pets summoned by Vicious Rabbit, Flute of the Dead, Burned Rabbit Foot, Vander's Bane, Rune of Tallon (both items), Spiked Scale Whip, and Invested Spiked Scale Whip. These changes reduce the health and DPS of these swarm pets.
- Removed the need for and distinction between magical and non-magical weapons.


*** Quests & Events ***

- Many new achievements have been added for quests belonging to each of the original starting cities on Norrath!
- - You can find these achievements under The Hero's Journey >> Quests.
- Close the Gate (Raid) - When Pli Liako dies, his aura will despawn. Also, fixed issues with the messaging about nightmares from Kratakel, Lord Misery.
- The Masked Invaders (Raid) - raid in Underfoot will no longer spawn a chest before the raid starts.
- Mad Emperor (Raid) - Corrected issue that caused the event lockout to be triggered on the death of any NPC rather than the chest.
- Mad Emperor (Raid) - Credit should now be given for completing the Everything For Last achievement.
- Added the 23rd Anniversary mission Risky Rat Rescue, given by Drifter Minki in The Nexus.
- Added the 23rd Anniversary mission Whispers in the Dark, given by Spiritist Nathra in Shar Vahl.
- Primal Vampire (Raid) - The Boiling Bloodrage effect will be removed on success and reset. This might help with occasional UI interactions that can be caused by charm.
- Aten Ha Ra (Raid) - Updated the raid basepop so they they can now drop the luck augment.
- Ostorm in the Temple of Solusek Ro now has a different method for allowing you to reset your specializations. It no longer requires the use of a ruby and will let you choose values to preserve for your primary, secondary, and tertiary specializations.
- Tasks with a replay timer between one and six hours have had their replay timer reduced by 20%.
- Replay timers will now apply their full duration upon completion of their associated task/quest.


*** Spells ***

- Necromancer - Increased the maximum level focus limiter on Flesh to Venom from 115 to 120.
- Necromancer - Chaotic Power X (used by Proclamation for Blood) now has no maximum level cap on its effectiveness and is slightly more powerful.
- Ranger - Strength of the Dusksage Stalker should no longer overwrite Protection of the Valley and vice versa. Each will once again prevent the other from landing. This should be true for all spells in the line.
- Paladin - Increased the damage and mana cost of Doctrine of Annulment.
- Shaman - The Responsive Spirit and Attentive Spirit buffs' healing ability will now work if the caster is sitting or ducking when the conditions are met to cast it.
- Shadowknight - Remorselessness now focuses lifetap spells up to level 120.
- Enchanter - Fixed several errors in the descriptions for Subjugate and later spells in that line.
- Corrected an issue with effects (such as Restless Ice) not being removed when respawning to bind.
- Made the following changes to specialization skills:
- - Corrected an issue where the difference in specialization skills slowly disappeared starting with level 91, having been completely eliminated by level 120.
- - Once a player is above level 40, their secondary specialization skill cap (from Secondary Forte) will be set to 50 skill points below the primary cap, while tertiary specializations are 100 points below the primary skill cap. This should smooth the difference in skill values from level 40 to 120.
- - Characters over level 90 who had high third, fourth, and fifth specialization skills have had those skills updated to be below the tertiary cap. You will have to intentionally improve your specialization skill again. See Ostorm in the Temple of Solusek Ro to reorder your skills.


*** NPCs ***

- Raid bosses and rare NPCs are universally no longer susceptible to begging or pick pocket.
- All NPCs have had their 'body type' reviewed and potentially adjusted:
- - Removed the distinction between summoned elementals and other constructs, insects and other animals, lycanthropes and other humanoids, vampires and other undead, distinguished figures of the Ring of Scale or the Claws of Veeshan and other dragons, and distinguished figures of Kael Drakkel and other giants.
- - Creatures now uniformly belong to one of the following categories:
- - - Special damage targets - Greater Akheva, Draz Nurakk, and Zek.
- - - Animals - Non-magical living organisms, not plants, not quite humanoids.
- - - Construct/Elemental - Conjured, Elemental, or animated matter, including Clockworks.
- - - Dragons - Draconic creatures (Dragons, Drakes, Wurms, Wyverns). Excludes dinosaurs and Drakkin.
- - - Extraplanar - Death-Touching creature, typically the Avatar of a God.
- - - Giants - Large bipedal creatures descended from the creations of Rallos Zek.
- - - Humanoids - Living non-magical sentient bipedal organisms.
- - - Magical - Magical creatures and anything that does not fit into another category.
- - - Plants - Potentially sentient living photosynthetic or fungus-based non-animal organism.
- - - Undead - Deceased souls, optionally corporeal, distinct from animist spirits and other magical beings.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Omens of War will open June 1st instead of May 25th on Mischief and Thornblade.
- Prophecy of Ro will open June 1st instead of May 25th on Aradune and Rizlona.
- Removed the auto AFK kick from Thornblade.
- Out of combat regeneration will now be available when Gates of Discord is unlocked.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Fixed an issue that would prevent new zone instances from properly starting, which will reduce the load on zone servers.
- Fixed a bug that could prevent auras from detecting players, this will resolve issues where players are sometimes unable to enter The Mechamatic Guardian, Caverns of Endless Song, or activate their Guild Hall Portal.
- Fixed a bug that prevented mounted vendors from properly being hidden when hide traders and barterers is set. Pets of hidden vendors will now be hidden as well.
- Potentially fixed a client crash that could occur when processing buffs in raids.
- Fixed an issue where pet illusion items would not properly summon the familiar when targeting another player.
- Added a message when an NPC is successfully disarmed.
- Successfully disarming an NPC will now move that weapon into the NPC's inventory rather than dropping the item on the ground.
- Pick pocketing items from NPCs is now restricted to items that cannot be worn rather than items that were non-magical.
- Added messaging when a rogue uses the pick pocketing skill.


*** UI ***

- Updated pet window to use a single template for buffs.
- Added a chat message when your pet's spells are resisted. The message uses the Pet Spells chat filter and is only visible to the pet's owner.
- The Fellowship Window will now display the correct last online time for leaders.
- Added parcels to the Find Item window.
- Added a 'Clear Tab Text' option to the chat window context menu (right click menu) as a shortcut for /clearchat.

- Changed -
EQUI_AdvancedDisplayOptionsWnd.xml
EQUI_PetInfoWindow.xml
EQUI_Templates.xml


- The EverQuest Team

Everquest Producer's Letter

If you haven't seen it, the executive producer posted about future plans for EQ. - Source

Taken from Everquest's forums.

Now with more "bit" goodness and TLPs!

It's been 23 years since this grand journey called EverQuest was launched, and I'd like to take a moment to pause and reflect on all the things we've accomplished together. We've defeated powerful foes and we've brought balance; we've traversed, explored, and collected experiences during 28 expansions in which we traveled to the moon, assaulted the gods across their planes, met with beings of alternate realities, and defended against the chaos of Discord. We've also had our fair share of tribulations through the friends we've lost and the heartache we've borne. Through it all, you showed up and met the call. Ultimately, and possibly most importantly, we've found family. So, thank you for being an integral part of us and a part of Clan Darkpaw.

Earlier this year, we experimentally released the 2022 roadmap. Thank you for your warm reception to the idea and for your thoughtful comments. If you missed that, the original article is at EQ Roadmap 2022. Since then, we've delivered on it plus a plethora of smaller fixes and improvements. You can read more about each one in the links below.

2022 Roadmap Update:

You might be wondering what the rulesets for the new Time-Locked Progression Servers will be. Well, wait no further. We're proud to announce that the new names and rulesets will be: Vaniki, a Level Locked Progression server, and Yelinak, a more traditional progression server similar to the rules for Mangler. We're planning on unlocking those servers on May 25, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. PDT.*

Vaniki will open with Gates of Discord available and a level cap of 40. Then, over time, we will unlock new level caps along with the new expansions. In general, expansions will open when the level cap is 10 levels below the original level cap of the expansions. In many cases, this will cause multiple expansions to unlock on the same day. Once level 60 is reached, the next level change is eight weeks later if more than one expansion opens, and four weeks if only one expansion opens.

The currently planned (subject to change) unlock schedule for Vaniki is:

  • Open at level 40 with expansions up to Gates of Discord unlocked
  • Four weeks later: level 50 unlocks
  • Two weeks later: level 55 unlocks
  • Four weeks later: level 60 unlocks along with expansions up to Prophecy of Ro
  • Eight weeks later: level 65 unlocks along with expansions up to The Buried Sea
  • Eight weeks later: level 70 unlocks along with Secrets of Faydwer
  • Four weeks later: level 75 unlocks along with expansions up to Underfoot
  • Eight weeks later: level 80 unlocks along with House of Thule
  • Four weeks later: level 85 unlocks along with Veil of Alaris
  • Four weeks later: level 90 unlocks along with expansions up to Call of the Forsaken
  • Eight weeks later: level 95 unlocks along with expansions up to Empires of Kunark
  • Eight weeks later: level 100 unlocks along with expansions up to The Burning Lands
  • Eight weeks later: level 105 unlocks along with expansions up to Claws of Veeshan
  • Eight weeks later: level 110 unlocks along with Terror of Luclin
  • Eight weeks later: level 115 unlocks
  • Eight weeks later: level 120 unlocks

Note: When expansions unlock on the same day, the first unlocks at approximately 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time, and each additional expansion approximately one hour after the previous. Future expansions will unlock as appropriate to the schedule above.

Challenge achievements will also be available. If you participate in a chosen event and defeat it when you are at a certain level, you will gain a reward that you can use on any character on the same account. For example, defeat Cazic Thule at level 40, Meldrath at level 70, or Griklor at level 105.
To make these goals more attainable, many level restrictions will be relaxed on this server, allowing players to use items they normally could not and land spells on NPCs far above your level. Zone level restrictions will also be relaxed, but not removed.

Yelinak is a traditional progression server using the new unlock schedule generally requested by progression server players. Yelinak opens at the original EverQuest then unlocks with the following schedule:

  • Four weeks later: Ruins of Kunark
  • Eight weeks later: Scars of Velious
  • Eight weeks later: Shadows of Luclin
  • Eight weeks later: Planes for Power and Legacy of Ykesha
  • Twelve weeks later: Lost Dungeons of Norrath
  • Four weeks later: Gates of Discord
  • At this point the schedule becomes consistent. Enjoy expansions for twelve weeks when a new level cap is unlocked, and eight weeks in expansions where the level cap stays the same.

In case you missed it, we are seeking new talent and need your help to continue delivering and strengthening our paths to the future. If you have ever wanted to be a part of creating the EQ experiences you love, check out the list of positions that we're hiring for at Darkpaw on this page. We love having applicants who love our game!



Keep your whiskers out for disturbances in the spirit world, and don't let the rat race get to you,

Jenn Chan
Head of Studio

Anniversary and other New Holiday Tasks

There is a new content that was put in the game for the 23rd Anniversary if you haven't heard.

Check out the 23rd Anniversary entry on our Anniversary task list. These events are live now.

And that's not all, new Stomple's Day tasks and new Bristlebane Day tasks were added and will be releasing soon.

Stomple's Day tasks will kick off on the 21st and Bristlebane Day tasks will start off on the 23rd.

Check the Anniversary link above to see what time the event kicks off.

Game Update 3-9-2022

*** Highlights ***

- March 16th marks EverQuest's 23rd anniversary! The Mechanical Fortune Teller in the Plane of Knowledge has information about new quests, a new mission, and a new raid.


*** Items ***

- Ranger - Irae Faycite Shard: Summer's Torrent is now available in Maiden's Eye (Terror of Luclin).
- Rogue - Irae Faycite Shard: Netherbian Blade Strike is now available for purchase in Maiden's Eye (Terror of Luclin).
- Royal Antonican weapon ornaments can no longer be claimed while equipped on a weapon. They will have to be removed from the weapon before claiming a different ornament.
- Flagged many Gates of Discord key items as quest items.


*** Quests & Events ***

- Now all four missions in Terror of Luclin will have 6-hour replay timers. We previously changed 3 of them and neglected to message that change.
- Aten Ha Ra (ToL Mission/Raid) - Improved the combat pathing for NPCs in Aten Ha Ra's room.
- Aten Ha Ra (ToL Mission/Raid) - Added a speculative fix for the possibility that adds can spawn after the event is won.
- Shei Vinitras (ToL Mission) - The mission chest should no longer spawn until you have credit for killing Shei Vinitras.
- Shei Vinitras (ToL Mission) - Shei Vinitras should now leave a corpse.
- Stalwart Defenders (Solteris) - Unbalancing Balreth will no longer cause the event to fail. Instead, the uncontrollable golems will spawn once for each set of Rear Guard golems if they are unbalanced. The uncontrollable golems will need to be defeated to win the event.
- March 16th marks EverQuest's 23rd anniversary! The Mechanical Fortune Teller in the Plane of Knowledge has information about new quests, a new mission, and a new raid.


*** Spells ***

- Fixed a bug where teleporting to your bind while in the same zone would prevent using a zone line.
- Fixed a bug where using a translocate spell to the current zone, would prevent subsequent translocation.
- Beastlord - All spells in the Spiritual Vigor line will once again block Paladin Brell's buffs and Ranger Strength buffs from landing as they used to.
- Monk - Doom of the Thirteen Fingers (I, II, and III), Doom of Fourteen Fists (I, II, and III), and Doom of Fifteen Strikes (I, II, and III) will once again have a chance to crit.
- Ranger - All spells in the Strength of the Hunter line will once again block Paladin Brell's buffs and Beastlord Spiritual Vigor spells from landing as they used to.


*** AA ***

- All - Steadfast Servant - Fixed an issue with the description of rank 1.
- All - Enhanced Reformation - Fixed an issue with the description of ranks 1 and 46.
- Beastlord - Companion's Fury - Rank 139 now grants a new rank of Bestial Bloodrage.
- Magician - Companion's Fury - Rank 199 now grants a new rank of Frenzied Burnout, Virulent Talon, and Virulent Talon Strike.
- Necromancer - Companion's Fury - Rank 153 now grants a new rank of Frenzy of the Dead, Nightmare Draw, and Lingering Nightmares.
- Necromancer - Funeral Pyre - Added a new rank, available at level 116, that increases the damage bonus by 1% and the applicable spell level to 120.
- Wizard - Spire of Arcanum - Rank 27: Increased the applicable spell level of the activated mana cost reduction to 120.
- Wizard - Quick Damage: Updated ranks 5-10 to focus Ethereal Twist.
- Made the following updates to Glyph AAs:
- - Glyphs that grant buffs are now labeled "Mythic Glyph of..."
- - Glyph of Angry Thoughts has been renamed Mythic Glyph of Inspired Provocation.
- - Glyph of Destruction has been renamed Mythic Glyph of Ultimate Power.
- - Mythic Glyph of Ultimate Power - Now increases healing spell crit chance by an additional 1% per tier, i.e. 15/16/17/18/19%.
- - Mythic Glyph of Ultimate Power IV - Now increases player/pet melee and spell crit damage by 65%.
- - Mythic Glyph of Ultimate Power V - Now increases player/pet melee and spell crit damage by 70%.
- - Mythic Glyph of Arcane Secrets IV - Is now effective on spells up to level 114.
- - Mythic Glyph of Arcane Secrets V - Now grants 1% to 40% mana cost reduction and is effective on spells up to level 129.


*** NPCs ***

- Beastlord pets should more consistently display their name as a warder. Existing pets may need to be re-summoned in order to receive the updated name.
- Lord Nagafen and Lady Vox will no longer banish attackers that are above level 52.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Enabled server transfers off of Miragul.
- Enabled server transfers to Aradune from Agnarr.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Made the following changes to Barter:
- - Relaxed the restriction on remote selling and remote buying to Shadows of Luclin instead of Rain of Fear.
- - Added commas to the display of prices in the Barter and Buyer windows.
- Made improvements to how offline characters are saved in an ongoing effort to reduce lag spikes on the world server.
- - World server lag spikes typically manifest themselves as extended zoning times and delayed cross-zone communication (tells, guild chat, etc.).
- - This particular change reduces lag spikes that were caused by the world server unnecessarily waiting for background work to complete.


*** UI ***

- Accepting a resurrection will now update your respawn window selection to the location of your corpse.
- Fixed a bug that caused a crash when the Manage Loot window was being used.
- Fixed a notorious crash that occurred when changing filters in the Advanced Loot Window.
- Updated the /copylayout command to properly copy hotbutton window size, spinner, and keymap options.
- Converted the Effects, Short Term Effects, and Target windows to dynamically layout the positioning of effects and support a variable number of effects.

- Changed -
EQUI_BuffWindow.xml
EQUI_ShortDurationBuffWindow.xml
EQUI_TargetWindow.xml
EQUI_Templates.xml


*** Previously Updated ***

- Increased the amount of loot that drops in many Lost Dungeons of Norrath raid chests. The odds of what items are dropped each time were also altered in most cases where the number of rolls increased.


- The EverQuest Team

 

Game Update 2-15-2022

Source

 

February 15, 2022
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*** Highlights ***

- Type 3 augments have been created for Terror of Luclin spells. They can be found on vendors in the new Maiden's Eye.
- Made several improvements to the logic used when entering a zone with multiple instances. See the Miscellaneous section for details.
- Ported the servers and clients to 64 bit versions. Now with more bit-ness!


*** Items ***

- Reduced the power of focus effects on Terror of Luclin blood-soaked items to match Claws of Veeshan raid item focus effects.
- Augments awarded by Terror of Luclin achievements will now require a Class XXI solvent to remove them.
- Shadow Broadsword Ornament no longer looks like a katar when applied to a hand-to-hand weapon.
- Snowstorm weapon ornamentations now only have 1-hand, 2-hand, bow and shield requirements.
- Many weapon ornaments will now fit in more items. Restrictions have been relaxed.
- Type 3 augments have been created for Terror of Luclin spells. They can be found on vendors in the new Maiden's Eye.
- Visage of the Faydark Forest Guardian illusion should now have a better camera height, and now also casts levitation.
- Waning Gibbous Dragonbrood Wristguard should now have a more appropriate icon.


*** Tradeskills ***

- Luclin Sparkling Water can now be made with Ice or Chunk of Ice.


*** Quests & Events ***

- Shei Vinitras's corpse will no longer despawn with loot when defeated in Ka Vethan.
- Corrected an issue where the quest "Organ Trail" would be impossible for a high level character to complete.
- Doomshade - Put in a speculative fix for possible instance of Boom Shade being cast twice. Note that Shade's Doom is cast on two targets at a time, and so the spell can be doomed twice at the same time from different targets.
- Rabbits found in The Eastern Wastes of modern Velious and the Basilica of Adumbration on modern Luclin now correctly count towards the Slayer achievement, Pesticide.
- City zones - Fixed an issue with Santug Claugg spawning during the Frostfell celebration event.
- Added a replay timer of 30 minutes to all Agents of Change instances.
- Free the Goranga (Raid) - Corrected an issue where the chest would not always contain loot.


*** Spells ***

- Altered the stacking blockers on Persistence, Shadewell Keeper, Hand of the Dreaming Keeper, Luclinite Skin, and Luclinite Blessing so they stack in the preferred manner.
- Beastlord - Increased the mana cost and damage dealt by Frozen Blight.
- Berserker - The description for Axe of Xin Diabo now refers to the correct item name.
- Druid - Slightly altered the AC of Opaline Blessing so it overwrites and blocks Opaline Skin. Adjusted the blockers so it will block Righteousness, Stormwall Keeper, and Hand of the Stormwall Keeper.
- Druid - Players who have already claimed ranks 2 or 3 of Sootheseance will have the appropriate rank of Moonwhisper Crystals added to their spellbook. Players who have already claimed ranks 2 or 3 of Cinch of Ro will have the appropriate rank of Howling Hail added to their spellbook.

 
*** NPCs ***

- Ka Vethan raid basepop will no longer respawn.
- Netherbians in the raid instance of Umbral Plains can now see invisible and not invisibility to undead, as befits the undead they are.
- In many dialogues and task descriptions, our Faeries have taken a unified front in terms of the spelling of their people. Note that this does not include items or shrouds.
- The faction for Faeries in the Greater and Lesser Faydarks now has the updated spelling.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Removed the player cap for Muramite Proving Grounds.
- Players on Agnarr can now transfer to Mangler, Rizlona, and Aradune.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Made the following improvements to the logic used when entering a zone with multiple instances:
- - Players in a raid will be put into the base instance of a zone unless their reason for zoning requires otherwise, such as being resurrected or teleporting to a campfire.
- - Players will enter the same zone as their group, even if no group member is in the destination zone. There is still a very small chance the group is split if a new instance spawns while the group is zoning.
- - Teleportation spells such as Tranquility Portal will always send you to the base zone. Visions of Argan (cast by Baraguj Szuul in Plane of Torment) and Evacuation spells will send you to the same zone.
- Increased the AC soft cap for levels 116 to 120.
- Corrected an issue with the guild tribute "Aura of Preservation" where the AC was not increasing correctly with ranks XIII, XIV, and XV.
- The zone line to Bloodfalls within the Castle of Mistmoore is now findable and will also function with the zone guide.
- Activating familiar pet illusion items should now cast the proper effect depending on your target.
- Corrected an issue that allowed NPCs to move if one of their root debuffs wore off, but they still had another active.
- Corrected the position of the elevator in the Castle of Mistmoore.
- Heroic characters can no longer be sacrificed for Essence Emeralds until they reach level 86.   


*** UI ***

- The links generated from clicking Link All in the Loot Window are now complete and less broken.
- Added additional loading screen tips to describe Membership Perks.
- Updated the text of the help page for the server select screen's chat window.
- Updated the Options window to consistently show the Target Extended Target keybinds.


- The EverQuest Team

Game Update 1-19-2022

 

January 19, 2022

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*** Highlights ***


- AAs assigned to Ring of Scale will now correctly auto grant when Terror of Luclin is unlocked.

- Corrected an issue that caused Claws of Veeshan raid targets to have increased HP coinciding with the launch of Terror of Luclin, these targets have had their HP reduced to pre-ToL values.



*** Items ***


- Attempting to enter a zone you do not have access to with the Fellowship Registration Insignia will no longer give you an item recast timer.

- Two new sets of Hero's Forge armor are now available, and can be acquired through Terror of Luclin group and raid content.

- Bow of Nightfall, Shade Bow, and Luclinite Ensanguined Longbow will now correctly grant Prismatic Ward AA ranks instead of casting Prismatic Ward.

- The Servant's Sustenance augmentation has had its Heroic Stamina corrected.

- Fixed the activated effect on raid tier Bard breastplates to correctly focus level 105-120 spells.

- Blood-soaked weapons are now less icy in appearance.

- Faded Waxing Crescent armor containers are no longer Lore or No Trade.

- Removed the secondary equip slot from Ornate Restless Great Axe.

- Rain of Fear Collector's Edition collection items now correctly state that you need to own Rain of Fear Collector's Edition or Painting: Shard's Landing in order to collect them.

- The weapon ornaments offered in the Royal Antonican Weapon Ornament Pack will now have the option of exchanging them for any other ornament offered in that pack.

- Improved the item descriptions for the Sword of Truth Template and Avanish weapon ornaments to correctly describe what types of weapons they work on.

- The description for Secretion of the Mamba on Torment of Velious and Claws of Veeshan rogue pants now matches the rank of poison given.

- Fixed spell description errors with Personal Hemic Source and several ranks of Alleviating Burst.

- Fixed a typo on the Olive Branch Bow's name.

- Fixed a typo in lore text for Shiny House Key.



*** Tradeskills ***


- Increased the drop rate of tradeskill components in Terror of Luclin zones.

- Increased the odds that foraging for items in Terror of Luclin zones will result in items specific to Terror of Luclin.

- Bloodied Luclinite Corrupted Garnets now have a chance to drop off more enemies in Terror of Luclin zones.

- Small Twigs can no longer be fished in Terror of Luclin zones.

- Fixed typos in the names of the 'Free Range Egg' and 'Snake Egg' variations of the 'Meet Lover's Omelet' recipe.

- Terror of Luclin recipe names should now correctly match the name of the resulting item.

- Corrected the recipe text in the book 'Of Flowing Blood Volume 09 - Runestones'.



*** Quests & Events ***


- Removed the replay timers on all Agent of Change instances. The lockouts will remain, of course.

- Netherbian Swarm Commander (Raid) - Fixed a bug that would grant the 'Each in Turn' achievement under conditions where it had been failed.

- Zelnithak (Raid) - The rumbling ground particle will now more closely match the area where the danger lies.

- Doomshade (Raid) - Doomshade will now increase the number of doom targets by 1 each time it activates, instead of 2.

- Shei Vinitras (Raid):

- - Moved Shei Vinitras to the edge of the platform.

- - Fixed the issue the kept Shei Vinitras locked at 2% health

- - Changed Mark of Vinitras to be in the songs buff window. Also, made this change to the mission version of this spell.

- - Fixed a typo in the enrage timer messaging.

- Close the Gate (Raid):

- - It will no longer be possible to reset the raid after it has been won.

- - Kratakel, Lord Misery will no longer call out NPCs for nightmares.

- - Increased the damage done by Never Awaken, Neck Slice, and Touch of Light.

- Close the Gate (Mission):

- - Improved the name and description of the following challenge achievement: Incomplete Shadows - Do not allow the light and dark orbs created by Pli Liako to overlap.

- - Kratakel, Lord Misery will now choose proper targets for his daggers.

- Aten Ha Ra (Raid and Mission) - Taking too long will now cause unstable shadows to appear as reinforcements.

- Aten Ha Ra (Mission) - Fixed the min/max player count for the mission to be 1 to 6 instead of 6 to 54.

- Oubliette of Light (Raid and Mission) - Made a speculative fix to issues that caused people to be teleported to odd places when falling off platforms.

- Threading the Loop - Reduced the experience gained from NPCs spawned during the quest.

- Free the Goranga - The pli senshali will now have to wait a little while after being called into the fight before they can start killing people.

- Eliknot Terrilon's Shadow Valley quests: Tripled the drop rate of items needed to complete the tasks: A Taste of Venom, Hunting Beetles, and Terror Limbs for Firewood.

- Basilica of Adumbration partisan quests now have 1 hour replay timers instead of 30 minutes.

- Live as Brothers or Perish as Fools quest:

- - Fixed an issue where stealth characters would cause the shimmering presence to not spawn.

- - Fixed an issue with Terro Kai not continuing the quest as expected.

- Corrected hail steps in the following tasks: 'Even If They Weren't So Great', 'Sincerely, Cissela', and 'When Soul Meets Soul'.

- Gigglegibber goblins' Frostfell quests:

- - Saga of the Empty Purse - Fixed a typo that referred to one of the dolls as 'Ticking' when it was intended to be 'Cicking'.

- - An Adorable Yeti Doll - Belumb, the Yeti will no longer offer this quest until House of Thule is unlocked.

- - Corrected the quest giver listed in the 'Frostfell: Braxi Roundup' achievement to be 'Santug Claugg's Helper'.

- - Added an experience reward to the collection set 'Misplaced Dollies'.

- The Journeyman's Compass now recognizes explorers who have ventured to every zone released with the Claws of Veeshan and Terror of Luclin expansions.

- The Key of Veeshan achievement will now unlock under the same conditions as the Cipher of Veeshan achievement, removing the need to speak to Enrid Ebonclaw to re-obtain the original key.

- Ring of Slime (Raid) - This Temple of Cazic-Thule raid event should now function properly in Agent of Change instances.

- Vex Thal (Raid) - Corrected an issue where Agent of Change instances would contain akhevan warders for bosses that were not spawned due to event lockout timers.

- Blessed Coldain Prayer Shawl - Only the person that hands the Runed Coldain Prayer Shawl to General Bragmur will be able to hand it to the Avatar of Below to obtain the final shawl.

- Extended Target Window (Tutorial Quest) - Fixed text that was cut off in the the last dialog window of this quest.

- Using the Marketplace (Tutorial Quest) - Updated the task to better reflect the current state of the Marketplace window.

- Parcel Merchants (Tutorial Quest) - Improved the instructions offered by Caden Zharik to better describe the Parcel system.



*** Spells ***


- Added 20 pages to the spellbook.

- Fixed cases where the word 'mesmerized' was misspelled in several spell descriptions.

- Bard item benefit spells Niv's Melody of Preservation, Wind of Marr, and Doben's Spry Sonata Rk. II should no longer have stacking issues with other longer duration buffs.

- Beastlord - Corrected the spelling of emnity in several spells in the Bestial Vivisection line. You may now growl with enmity.

- Berserker - Corrected the name of Frothing Rage Rk. II. Previously both ranks II and III were named Rk. III.

- Enchanter - Enchant Refined Velium now refers to the correct component of Refined Velium.

- Druid - Added ranks II and III of Moonwhisper Crystals to the Glowing Etched Bloodstone and Glowing Shadowscribed Parchment reward sets. While Rank I now does slightly less damage, ranks II and III are more powerful.

- Druid - Renamed Onyx Blessing to Luclinite Blessing to match the single target version of the spell.

- Druid - Added the spell Howling Hail at level 116. It is available alongside Cinch of Ro.

- Druid and Wizard - Corrected the spell descriptions for all spells that teleport to Shadow Valley.

- Shaman - Renamed Antediluvian Interruption to Antediluvian Intervention.

- Warrior - Fixed a misspelling in the worn off message of the Dichotomic shielding line.



*** AA ***


- AAs assigned to Ring of Scale will now correctly auto grant when Terror of Luclin is unlocked.

- Updated the following Monk AAs:

- - Weapon Mastery of the Katori - Increased the two-hand blunt damage modifier for ranks 70-75.

- - Zan Fi's Whistle - Increased the hand-to-hand, one-hand blunt, two-hand blunt, and flying kick damage modifiers for ranks 31 and 32.

- - Zan Fi's Whistle - Increased the skill attack damage percent modifier for ranks 31 and 32.

- Updated the following Wizard AAs:

- - Arcane Fury - Reduced the max level of spells that can be buffed by the rank 12 spell to 120.

- - Arcane Fusion - Reduced the hate gain on the new rank.

- - Mana Burn - Reduced the hate gain on the new rank.

- - Focus: Evoker's Synergy - Updated rank 14 to only focus "Thaumaturgic Vortex".

- Updated the following Necromancer AAs:

- - Cascade of Decay - Updated ranks 38 and 40 to be actual upgrades over previous ranks.

- - Gift of the Grave - Updated rank 12 to be an actual upgrade over previous ranks.

- - Swarm of Decay - Updated the NPCs spawned by ranks 32-34 to use a new rank of "Dark Arrow".

- - Wake the Dead - Updated the NPCs spawned by ranks 46-48 to use a new rank of "Spirit Claw".

- Updated the following Magician AA:

- - Flames of Power - Updated the counter increase on rank 8 to be 3 instead of 2.

- Updated the following Shaman AA:

- - Turgur's Swarm / Turgur's Virulent Swarm - Updated the description of rank 10 to correctly indicate that the strength debuff is slightly weaker than the dexterity and agility debuffs.

- - Union of Spirits - Updated ranks 22-36 to have buff components comparable to ranks 30-42 of Ancestral Aid, which will once again let Union of Spirits correctly overwrite Ancestral Aid.

- Added new ranks to the following Shaman AAs:

- - Turgur's Swarm (Rank: 11) (Level: 120)

- - Turgur's Virulent Swarm (Rank: 11) (Level: 120)

- - Focus: Spiritual Swell (Rank: 10-11) (Level: 118-120)

- Updated the following Druid AA:

- - Distant Conflagration - Updated the AA description for ranks 6-7 to include a reference to "Remote Sunbolt" and "Remote Moonchill".

- Added new ranks to the following Druid AAs:

- - Blessing of Ro (Rank: 8) (Level: 116)

- - Vortex of Ro (Rank: 5) (Level: 117)

- - Wildtender's Survival (Rank: 16) (Level: 118)

- - Focus: Plummeting Hail (Rank: 11-12) (Level: 118-120)

- Added a new rank to the following Cleric AA:

- - Yaulp (Rank: 9) (Level: 116)

- Updated the following Enchanter AAs:

- - Rune of Banishment - Updated the description string for all ranks to show the correct max target level that the activated spell can affect.

- - Phantasmal Opponent - Updated the levels of the spawned NPCs for ranks 11 and 12 to be 115 and 120.

- Added new ranks to the following Enchanter AAs:

- - Beam of Slumber (Rank: 24-26) (Level: 116-120)

- - Bite of Tashani (Rank: 8) (Level: 117)

- - Focus: Gravity Twist (Rank: 15-16) (Level: 117-120)

- Added new ranks to the following Bard AA:

- - Focus: Tsaph's Insult (Rank: 11-12) (Level: 117-120)

- Added new ranks to the following Shadowknight AAs:

- - Gift of the Quick Spear (Rank: 2) (Level: 119)

- - Focus: Focused Bites (Rank: 5) (Level: 116)

- Added new ranks to the following Paladin and Shadowknight AA:

- - Focus: Enduring Reproval (Rank: 4-6) (Level: 118-120)



*** NPCs ***


- Creatures introduced in The Burning Lands, Torment of Velious, Claws of Veeshan, and Terror of Luclin expansions now correctly count towards Slayer achievements and can be the targets of Banestrike.

- Removed fling and knockback immunity from the majority of base population in Terror of Luclin raid instances.

- Removed fling, gravitate, and shadowstep immunity from most standard NPCs in Ka Vethan, Basilica of Adumbration, Vex Thal, Maiden's Eye, and Umbral Plains. A few will have some, but not all of these immunities.

- Corrected an issue that caused Claws of Veeshan raid targets to have increased HP coinciding with the launch of Terror of Luclin, these targets have had their HP reduced to pre-ToL values.

- Charmed NPCs in Torment of Velious, Claws of Veeshan, and Terror of Luclin have been made stronger.

- Bloodfalls - The bats of Bloodfalls are no longer displaying false modesty, and will now have weaker combat stats to match their '' consider description.

- Ka Vethan - Fixed an issue that errantly caused some NPCs to give 5 minute out of combat timers.

- Ka Vethan - Corrected the appearance of shades in Ka Vethan that were errantly displaying a human skeleton within their floating robes.

- Maiden's Eye (ToL) - Added dialogues to the Spell and Augment vendors.

- Basilica of Adumbration and Vex Thal (ToL) - Rare NPCs in these zones have been eating well and have grown tougher.

- Vex Thal (ToL) - Akheva in Vex Thal can now be headshot.

- Lavastorm - Solusek goblins no longer have expansive mana pools, and now have mana in line with similar level creatures.

- Adjusted the area where the Stonegrabber NPCs can be targeted.



*** Mercenaries ***


- Restless Orc, Othmir, and Stonegrabber mercenaries will now equip proper focus items.



*** Collections ***


- Added Gnome Memorial Mountain collection items to the Overseer collection item dispenser.



*** Overseer ***


- Added the critical success rewards for Claws of Veeshan tradeskill items.

- Fixed a bug where Overseer quests would sometimes stop rotating and max active quests would be stuck at 1.



*** Progression Servers ***


- Tagged the following Planes of Power items as Quest items: Mouths of Baraguj Szuul, Mystical Essence of Wind, Mystical Essence of Smoke, Mystical Essence of Mist, and Mystical Essence of Dust.

- - This guarantees that the items will drop from their expected NPCs on servers with randomized loot.

- Adjusted the rarity of Planes of Power raid NPCs. This will affect how much loot they get on Random Loot servers, not what loot they get. Also moved 15 NPCs to different buckets.

- Added some additional items for Monks and Beastlords in the Shadows of Luclin era Umbral Plains.

- Updated Miragul to be a standard live server.



*** Miscellaneous ***


- Fixed the zone line between Bloodfalls and the Castle Mistmoore so it will show on find and function properly in the zone guide. This is not a fix to the other way around.

- Addressed an issue that could cause achievements to not properly allow for completion after a zone is repopped.

- Corrected the appearance of the sky in Shadow Valley to look more shadowy, like it actually exists in the Plane of Shadow.

- Renamed the "CPUAffinity" setting to "ClientCore" in the eqclient.ini file. The new default has been set to "-1" which allows the client to run on any and multiple cores. Setting a number other than the default will still force the client to run on a specific core.

- Added a coin sound when you receive alternate currency.

- Updated zoning logic to better balance players across a zone's available instances.

- The 5 minute pickzone timer should now only apply when using /pickzone.

- Added the "/kickplayers raid" command which allows a raid leader to remove everyone from their raid.



*** UI ***


- When receiving an AA experience reward, text will inform the player of any AA experience gained.

- Fixed the Raid Window to save and persist the adjusted sizes of the 'Players in a Group' and 'Players not in a Group' lists.

- Removed the auto consent options from the Options Window and turned them on by default. These options can still be disabled from within your character's INI file in the Defaults section with the property AutoConsentGroup, AutoConsentRaid, or AutoConsentGuild set to either 1 or 0.

- Added an option to the chat context menu dropdown to allow users to change the font size in a specific window.

- Fixed an annoyance where the reward selection window list would reset its vertical position each time a reward option was selected for preview.

- Added a minimum required player count to the dynamic zone window.

- Added a minimum, maximum, and current player count to the Shared Task tab of the task window.

- Decreased the space that targets take up in the extended target window.

- NPCs with locked HP will now report damage they are taking more accurately. Damage will include the (Locked) tag if it was a partial hit on an NPC with locked HP. If no damage occurred, it will not be reported.

- Added the ability to sort the members in the Fellowship Window by any of the columns.

- A message is now displayed when loot is left on a corpse after expiring from the Advanced Loot Window.

- - Fixed messages from loot expiring from the Advanced Loot Window to not have an extra "a" or "an".


- Changed -

EQUI_DynamicZoneWnd.xml

EQUI_ExtendedTargetWindow.xml

EQUI_OptionsWindow.xml

EQUI_TaskWnd.xml



*** Previously Updated ***


- Basic NPCs in the Terror of Luclin expansion will drop coins.

- Live as Brothers or Perish as Fools (Quest) - Fixed an issue with Terro Kai not continuing the quest.

- Corrected an issue where quests that awarded the same item you turned in would result in a lore item error.

- Corrected an issue where the Teleportation Item Key Ring slots were not available for purchase.

- Corrected an issue where items could not be removed from the Familiar or Illusion Key Rings.



- The EverQuest Team