Game Updates for June 2016

2016-02-26_11-16-43June 22, 2016
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*** Items ***

– Activated items with unlimited charges that cure your target of disease, corruption, curse, or poison counters have been modified to cure the caster if the caster’s target is not a valid recipient of the cure spell.
– The Shield of the Immaculate has had its cast time returned to instantaneous but now has a 1 second recast time.

*** Quests & Events ***

– The 5th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt items will now drop in the Hardcore Heritage version of Lower Guk.
– The end date on the Player Designed Missions anniversary events has been extended 2 weeks to June 8th.
– Added achievements to track progression toward access to Anguish, the Fallen Palace.
– Added an achievement for completing the Eron’s Jewelry quest line.
– Access to the Great Divide instance for the 10th Ring War has been removed due to it’s failure to actually work properly. This is to prevent people from getting lockouts for an instance that does not work. We have no estimate about when/if it will return.
– Phinigel players now have access to the instance of the post-Sleeper, Sleeper’s Tomb.
– Warden Hanvar’s adds will not cease spawning until he is killable.
– Corrected a bug that caused ‘An Epic Retelling’ to award the wrong items.
– Damsel of Decay (Group and Raid) – Made several tuning adjustments to the raid and mission: The bokon believers are no longer immune to fling and gravitate effects. The bokon believers in the raid event have had their level reduced from 105 to 104. The bokon believers are now much less likely to break free from root effects. Increased the periodic damage timer of the Tendrils of Pestilence traps from 1 second to 2 seconds. Modified the Withering mechanic such that plate tank classes (warriors, paladins, and shadowknights) will not be hit with Withering Physicality as their first debuff, though they are still susceptible if Withering Faith is cured.

*** NPCs ***

– Rares in Velketor’s Labyrinth and Dragon Necropolis will no longer drop twice their loot.

*** Progression Servers ***

– Essence of Sunlight now drops from the appropriate NPC’s when Velious unlocks.
– The Improved Invisibility spell is researchable in Velious and later. Everlasting Breath, Yaulp V, and Circle of Seasons are researchable in Luclin and later.
– It is now possible to bind affinity to the Plane of Mischief.
– Made changes to cultural tradeskills to allow most of the cultural available in Velious to be made in Velious on progression servers. Note: The troll made weapons were not available until Luclin and will continue to be locked until then.
– It should now be possible to spawn Dain Frostreaver IV by handing Chamberlain Krystorf your Runed Coldain Prayer Shawl.
– Trakanon will now drop Undead Dragongut Strings. The Undead Bard will no longer spawn.
– Bosses in the Plane of Fear 2.0 instance will now correctly get Mitigation of the Mighty III instead of Mitigation of the Mighty I.

*** Tradeskills ***

– Corrected an issue with a tradeskill achievement.
– Items that were flagged as usable in tradeskills that were not part of any active recipe have had their tradeskill flag removed. (This does not impact tradeskill containers or tradeskill trophies which are flagged in this manner in order to fit inside of tradeskill component containers.)
– Infected Rat Livers, Tundra Kodiak Meat, and Filthy Ape Liver now stack to 20. Filthy Ape Liver and Beautiful Tiger Hide are now flagged as tradeskill.

– The EverQuest Team

June 20, 2016
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*** Items ***

– Made the following items ‘no destroy’. The Priest of Discord, however, will still take these items as tribute.
– – The Lucid Shards used to make the Unadorned Scepter of Shadows for entry into Vex Thal
– – The seven Signets used to make the Full Insignia Case for entry into Asylum of Anguish
– – The Mirrored Mask that drops in Asylum of Anguish
– The Mirrored Mask no longer has an augment slot.
– Items that previously had Cleave VII – 26 (Scaling), Cleave VII – 27 (Scaling), Ferocity X (Scaling), and Ferocity XI (Scaling) now use the non-scaling versions of these worn effects, as the scaling did not work correctly. They may be changed to scaling effects in the future when this scaling functionality is worked out.

*** Quests & Events ***

– The 5th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt items will now drop in the Hardcore Heritage version of Lower Guk.
– The end date on the Player Designed Missions anniversary events has been extended 2 weeks to June 8th.
– In the anniversary mission “Cleansing the Grounds”, it is again possible to receive the hidden Cleansing Rod bonus item.
– Added achievements for crafting Xanthe’s Earring of Nature (or having an Earring of the Solstice) as well as completing the Signet of the Arcane (or the Signet of Might).
– Access to the Great Divide instance for the 10th Ring War has been removed due to it’s failure to actually work properly. This is to prevent people from getting lockouts for an instance that does not work. We have no estimate about when/if it will return.
– Phinigel players now have access to the instance of the post-Sleeper, Sleeper’s Tomb.
– Plane of Fear: Revisited: Terror (Raid) – Adjusted the totems that Terror periodically spawns so that there is now a 5 second delay between the totem spawning and the Aura of Terror being cast on those around it.
– Terror (Raid) – Moved the DoT component of Aura of Terror to a separate spell, Aura of Terror Strike.
– Terror (Raid) – Reduced the frequency that Terror will trigger the spell Displacing Terror on its most hated target but corrected a bug that prevented the spell from causing Terror to find a new most hated target.
– Terror (Raid) – Attempted to adjust the zone-in location to match that of the original Plane of Fear, again, for real this time.

*** Spells ***

– Enchanter – Corrected an issue that prevented more than one enchanter from applying a DoT from the Mind Shatter line of spells on a single target.

*** NPC ***

– Lord Kreizenn will resume casting his Wave of Flame AE. Lord Kreizenn’s Wave of Flame AE now checks against fire instead of cold.
– Raid events will not spawn in Omens of War load balanced zones.
– Killing Yelinak in Skyshrine will result in a much higher faction hit.

*** Progression Servers ***

– Lendel Deeppockets, the great assassin of Rivervale, has returned to the Fool’s Gold to accept your newbie note and discuss entry level tradeskilling.
– Thylex of Veeshan, who indicates whether Vulak`Aerr can be spawned, will spawn twice as quickly, on average, compared to Live servers.
– It is now possible to bind affinity to the Plane of Mischief.
– Harla Dar will now be treated as a Velious boss.
– Items added to Siren’s Grotto, Velketor’s Labyrinth, City of Mist, Dragon Necropolis, and the Hole in 2003 revamps will no longer drop until Lost Dungeons of Norrath has been unlocked on the server.
– Made changes to cultural tradeskills to allow most of the cultural available in Velious to be made in Velious on progression servers. Note: The troll made weapons were not available until Luclin and will continue to be locked until then.

*** Tradeskills ***

– Systematic spell research combines that were previously limited to specific class archetypes can now be created in any research container.
– The majority of non-quest related tradeskill combines that previously required a Planar crafting container can now be crafted using any container appropriate to that skill.
– The majority of tailoring combines that previously required the use of a Coldain Tanners Kit can now be crafted using any appropriate tailoring container.

– The EverQuest Team

June 15, 2016
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*** Items ***

– Fixed an issue where merchants with 255 or more items would sometimes not allow for purchase of a specific item.
– Items that previously had Cleave VII – 26 (Scaling), Cleave VII – 27 (Scaling), Ferocity X (Scaling), and Ferocity XI (Scaling) now use the non-scaling versions of these worn effects, as the scaling did not work correctly. They may be changed to scaling effects in the future when this scaling functionality is worked out.
– The Lucid Shards used to make the Unadorned Scepter of Shadows for entry into Vex Thal are now ‘no destroy’. The Priest of Discord, however, will still take these items as tribute.
– Made the Mirrored Mask that drops in Asylum of Anguish ‘no destroy’. The Priest of Discord, however, will still take these items as tribute.
– The Mirrored Mask no longer has an augment slot.

*** Quests & Events ***

– 5th Anniversary (Player Designed Missions) – The end date on these anniversary events has been extended 2 weeks to June 8th.
– 5th Anniversary (Staff of Endless Adventure) – Corrected an issue that prevented Collector’s Mistmoore Granite from dropping from gargoyles in Castle Mistmoore.
– 5th Anniversary (Cleansing the Grounds) – It is again possible to receive the hidden Cleansing Rod bonus item in this anniversary mission.
– Overlord Mata Muram (Raid) – Overlord Mata Muram now grants a title upon his defeat. He will also grant a server-first title on those servers where he has not yet been defeated.
– Corrected an issue with an achievement in the class tab.
– Added achievements for crafting Xanthe’s Earring of Nature (or having an Earring of the Solstice) as well as completing the Signet of the Arcane (or the Signet of Might).
– Access to the Great Divide instance for the 10th Ring War has been removed due to its failure to actually work properly. This is to prevent people from getting lockouts for an instance that does not work. We have no estimate about when or if it will return.
– Plane of Fear: Revisited: Terror (Raid) – The totems that Terror periodically spawns now have a 5 second delay between the totem spawning and the Aura of Terror being cast on those around it.
– Terror (Raid) – Moved the DoT component of Aura of Terror to a separate spell: Aura of Terror Strike.
– Terror (Raid) – Reduced the frequency that Terror will trigger the spell Displacing Terror on its most hated target but corrected a bug that prevented the spell from causing Terror to find a new, most hated target. Attempted to adjust the zone-in location to match that of the original Plane of Fear, again, for real this time.

*** Spells ***

– Enchanter – Corrected an issue that prevented more than one enchanter from applying a DoT from the Mind Shatter line of spells on a single target.

*** NPCs ***

– Raid events will not spawn in Omens of War load balanced zones.
– Lord Kreizenn will resume casting his Wave of Flame AE. Lord Kreizenn’s Wave of Flame AE now checks against fire instead of cold.
– Killing Yelinak in Skyshrine will result in a much higher faction hit.

*** Tradeskills ***

– Systematic spell research combines that were previously limited to specific class archetypes can now be created in any research container.
– The majority of non-quest related tradeskill combines that previously required a Planar crafting container can now be crafted using any container appropriate to that skill.
– The majority of tailoring combines that previously required the use of a Coldain Tanners Kit can now be crafted using any appropriate tailoring container.

*** Progression Servers ***

– The Deluxe Toolbox will now be available when Velious has unlocked. It can be purchased from Adinal Jailbar in Iceclad Ocean or Rylin Coil in Ak`Anon.
– Thylex of Veeshan, who indicates whether Vulak`Aerr can be spawned, will spawn twice as quickly, on average, compared to Live Servers.
– Lendel Deeppockets, the great assassin of Rivervale, has returned to the Fool’s Gold to accept your newbie note and discuss entry level tradeskilling.
– The Great Divide instance should be available again on Phinigel.
– Peachy D’Vicci will now spawn correctly in Plane of Mischief on Progression Servers.
– The Plane of Mischief castle will no longer appear in Great Divide during the 10th Ring War, at least until LDoN has unlocked on the server.
– Harla Dar will now be treated as a Velious boss.
– Items added to Siren’s Grotto, Velketor’s Labyrinth, City of Mist, Dragon Necropolis, and the Hole in 2003 revamps will no longer drop until Lost Dungeons of Norrath has been unlocked on the server.
– Most of the cultural tradeskills items available in Velious can now be made on Srogression Servers. Note: The troll made weapons were not available until Luclin and will continue to be locked until then.

*** Miscellaneous ***

– Many Omens of War zones will spin up new instanced versions when they are populated by enough adventurers.
– The login server will now reflect all of the expansions that are being given for free instead of just what the account is actually flagged for.

*** UI ***

– Tradeskill containers that require a specific race, class, or deity to perform tradeskill combines in will now display these requirements when inspecting those containers.
– Increased the number of deleted items available in the Recover window from 100 to 150.
– Increased the max barter buy limit from 200 to 300.
– Modified the ‘Buy Lines’ section of the ‘Barter Buyer Window’ so that adding, modifying, toggling, and removing items from a buy line no longer causes the window to automatically go to the top.
– Added a toggle for turning off Trophy tribute when logging out to the Options window.
– Changed the ‘Flagged’ status on the expedition window so that it initially displays a Pending status instead of blank and then changes to ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.
– – Expedition zones that have no requirements to enter will now default to ‘Yes’ instead of blank.
– Fixed an issue in the Alternate Currency window where the ‘Max Items in one stack’ overlapped with ‘Show currencies that you don’t have’
– Fixed an issue with Personal Trophy Tribute where the most recently added tribute benefit did not show up until you zoned.

– Changed –
EQUI_Inventory.xml
EQUI_OptionsWindow.xml

– The EverQuest Team

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