Been Away Here Are Updates

10403157_10153351303111363_5667015682127002029_nHello all,

Been on vacation for a few weeks with another one around the corner but I wanted to at least get the new updates posted for EQ.

July 13, 2016
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*** Highlights ***

– The new Quarm Event Server is now available for all All-Access members!  All members who create a character and log on to Quarm before July 27th at 11PM PDT get two Bottles of Shared Adventure III to claim!  One can be claimed on Quarm and one can be claimed on any other server.

*** Items ***

– Corrected a bug that prevented items that grant passive AA abilities from functioning as intended.

*** Quests & Events ***

– Emollious (Raid) – Emollious’ various forms will now be more consistently neutralized by Jerill’s traps.
– Fixed an issue that prevented Eron Nurwistle from allowing you to reset your progress on his tasks if you misplaced your jewelry.

*** Spells ***

– Bard – Corrected an issue that caused the Lively Crescendo line of songs to be focused for duration.
– Druid – Nurturing Growth will now tick down in non-combat zones, and will display a message when it wears off.
– Made many changes to smooth out and improve the availability of healing at low levels. These changes apply to all servers and rulesets.
– – Cleric – Added a new direct heal, Healing Light, at level 45. The scroll is now available on any Cleric vendor that sells Superior Healing.
– – Druid – Added two new direct heals: Nature’s Renewal at level 39, and Forest’s Renewal at level 49. These scrolls are now available on any Druid vendor that sells Superior Healing.
– – Druid – Lowered the minimum casting level of Healing Water from 44 to 34.
– – Paladin – Lowered the minimum casting level of Superior Healing from 57 to 48.
– – Ranger – Lowered the minimum casting level of Light Healing from 21 to 20.
– – Ranger – Lowered the minimum casting level of Healing from 38 to 32.
– – Ranger – Lowered the minimum casting level of Greater Healing from 57 to 44.
– – Shaman – Added two new direct heals: Spirit Salve at level 40, and Kragg’s Salve at level 50. These scrolls are now available on any Shaman vendor that sells Superior Healing.

*** NPC ***

– Corrected the appearance of Gargoyles in the Ocean of Tears.

*** AA ***

– Berserker – Corrected an issue that prevented several ranks of Cry of Battle from being purchasable.
– Magician – Corrected an issue that prevented Conjurer’s Efficiency from functioning as intended.
– Magician – Renamed the ability line ‘Shifting Elements’ to ‘Hastened Heart of the Elements’.
– Warrior – Corrected an issue with all ranks of Quickened Howl of the Warlord that prevented it from functioning as intended.
– Wizard – The abilities Force of Will, Force of Flame, and Force of Ice will no longer consume counters on focus abilities.

*** Progression Servers ***

– Made many changes to smooth out and improve the availability of healing at low levels. These changes apply to all servers and rulesets.  See the spells section above for details.
– Spell: Strength of Nature will now become available when Scars of Velious has unlocked on the server, instead of Shadows of Luclin.

*** Miscellaneous ***

– Added a general world performance improvement when loading characters.  In rare cases, when first entering character select your characters may take up to a few minutes to load.  They will automatically appear when they’re ready to enter the world.

– The EverQuest Team

July 6, 2016
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*** Highlights ***

– Look to the marketplace this July for the Bird in a Cage. Each one contains a random adoptable bird familiar. Trade them to your friends or collect them all yourself, and keep an eye out for some rare and unique feathered familiars!
– Lynea the pet collector in the Commonlands will purchase your excess adoptable pets for a unique currency. You can buy a random discontinued pet from her using this currency.

*** Items ***

– Corrected an issue with the Unwritten Glyph item that would allow the selection of invalid reward options.
– Corrected the graphic of Confluence.
– Corrected the graphic on several Player Studio robes.
– Filthy Ape Livers no longer stack.

*** Quests & Events ***

– Eron Nurwistle will now allow you to start his series of quests over if you have somehow misplaced your jewelry.
– An Epic Request – The Castle Mistmoore step of An Epic Request can now be completed if the Hardcore Heritage version of Castle Mistmoore is active.
– The Ring War event in Great Divide should work more reliably.
– Corrected a couple Hot Zone targets in the Resplendent Temple.

*** NPCs ***

– Corrected an issue that caused some NPC races to have smaller than intended melee ranges, most notably the dracoliche.

*** AA ***

– Bard – Adjusted ranks 1-6 of Extended Ingenuity so that spells with a mana cost can now be extended.
– Beastlord – Consolidated Extended Bestial Bloodrage to be ranks 5-9 of Bestial Bloodrage and increased the amount of health drained from the warder while this ability is active. Beastlord – Consolidated Quickened Consumption of Spirit to be ranks 3-5 of Consumption of Spirit.
– Beastlord – Consolidated Extended Bloodlust to be rank 2 of Bloodlust. Extended the base duration of the ability to be equal to the impact that Spell Casting Reinforcement has on the line and flagged the line as non-focusable.
– Beastlord – Consolidated Extended Group Bestial Alignment to be ranks 2-6 of Group Bestial Alignment.
– Beastlord – Consolidated Hastened Bestial Alignment to be ranks 4-7 and 12 of Bestial Alignment.
– Beastlord – Consolidated Hastened Bite of the Asp to be ranks 3 and 9-10 of Bite of the Asp.
– Beastlord – Consolidated Hastened Companion’s Sacrifice to be ranks 4-6 of Companion’s Sacrifice.
– Beastlord – Consolidated Hastened Focused Paragon of Spirit to be ranks 4-6 and 16-18 and Quickened Focused Paragon of Spirit to be ranks 25-29 of Focused Paragon of Spirit. Additionally, ranks 13+ now offer endurance regeneration.
– Beastlord – Consolidated Hastened Gorilla Smash to be ranks 2 and 9-10 of Gorilla Smash.
– Beastlord – Consolidated Hastened Paragon of Spirit to be ranks 11-13, 23-25, and 38 and Quickened Paragon of Spirit to be ranks 26-28 of Paragon of Spirit.
– Beastlord – Consolidated Hastened Possum to be ranks 2-6 and 10-11 of Playing Possum.
– Beastlord – Consolidated Hastened Raven’s Claw to be ranks 2 and 9-10 of Raven’s claw.
– Beastlord – Consolidated Hastened Thunder to be ranks 4-8 and 12-13 of Roar of Thunder. Additionally, increased the hate reduction for all ranks of Roar of Thunder.
– Beastlord – Consolidated Hastened Warder’s Gift to be ranks 7-9 of Warder’s Gift and adjusted the amount of health absorbed from the warder to be a scaling percentage rather than a flat value.
– Beastlord – Consolidated Quickened Nature’s Salve to be ranks 7-10 of Nature’s Salve.
– Berserker – Consolidated Extended Tireless Sprint to be ranks 4-6 and Hastened Tireless Sprint to be ranks 10-15 of Tireless Sprint.
– Berserker – Consolidated Hastened Absolution to be ranks 2-9 of Agony of Absolution.
– Berserker – Consolidated Hastened Blood Pact to be ranks 16-18 and 28-29 of Blood Pact.
– Berserker – Consolidated Hastened Cry of Battle to be ranks 2-10 of Cry of Battle.
– Berserker – Consolidated Hastened Distraction Attack to be ranks 4-8 of Distraction Attack.
– Berserker – Consolidated Hastened Juggernaut Surge to be ranks 7-14 of Juggernaut Surge.
– Berserker – Consolidated Hastened Reckless Abandon to be ranks 4-12 of Reckless Abandon.
– Berserker – Consolidated Hastened Resilience to be ranks 19-21 and 28-31 of Uncanny Resilience.
– Berserker – Consolidated Hastened Savage Spirit to be ranks 7-18 of Savage Spirit.
– Berserker – Consolidated Hastened Untamed Rage to be ranks 14-20 of Untamed Rage.
– Berserker – Consolidated Hastened War Cry to be ranks 1-3 and Echoing Cries to be ranks 4-6 of a combined ability line named ‘Improved War Cry’.
– Berserker – Decapitation can now trigger off of Frenzy skill button presses.
– Berserker – Increased the effectiveness of ranks 10-18 of Throwing Mastery.
– Berserker – Moved the minimum damage effects of Two Hands, No Mercy to Juggernaut’s Proficiency. Ranks 1-6 of Juggernaut’s Proficiency are now ranks 12-17 with newly created ranks 1-11 becoming available at equivalent times that ranks 1-11 of Two Hands, No Mercy became available.
– Berserker – Renamed the ability line ‘Conservation’ to ‘Axemaker’s Efficiency’.
– Berserker – Renamed the ability line ‘Frenzied Defense’ to ‘Frenzied Return Strike’.
– Berserker – The ability ‘Dying Blow’ has been replaced with ‘Death’s Refusal’ which provides 2% chance per rank to return to life with Touch of the Divine.
– Cleric – Renamed the ability line ‘Improved Atone’ to ‘Enhanced Forgetfulness’.
– Enchanter – Consolidated Extended Dreary Deeds to be ranks 2-4 and 6-7 of Dreary Deeds. Additionally, added a mana cost to the ability line.
– Enchanter – Consolidated Hastened Beam of Slumber to be ranks 5-7 of Beam of Slumber.
– Enchanter – Consolidated Hastened Calculated Insanity to be ranks 7-11 and 21-22 of Calculated Insanity.
– Enchanter – Consolidated Hastened Crippling Aurora to be ranks 3-5 and 8 of Crippling Aurora.
– Enchanter – Consolidated Hastened Doppelganger to be ranks 4-6 of Doppelganger.
– Enchanter – Consolidated Hastened Edict of Command to be ranks 7-12, 19-21, and 28-32 of Edict of Command.
– Enchanter – Consolidated Hastened Eldritch Rune to be ranks 21-23 of Eldritch Rune.
– Enchanter – Consolidated Hastened Gather Mana to be ranks 2-4 and 9-14 of Gather Mana.
– Enchanter – Consolidated Hastened Glyph Spray to be ranks 3-8 of Glyph Spray.
– Enchanter – Consolidated Hastened Illusions of Grandeur to be ranks 2-5 of Illusions of Grandeur.
– Enchanter – Consolidated Hastened Mental Contortion to be ranks 3-8 of Mental Contortion.
– Enchanter – Consolidated Hastened Mind Over Matter to be ranks 4-7 of Mind Over Matter.
– Enchanter – Consolidated Hastened Phantasmal Opponent to be ranks 2-7 of Phantasmal Opponent.
– Enchanter – Consolidated Hastened Veil of Mindshadow to be ranks 10-18 and 37 of Veil of Mindshadow.
– Enchanter – Consolidated Pet Discipline to be rank 4 of Animation Empathy.
– Enchanter – Consolidated Quickened Stasis to be ranks 16-18 and Hastened Stasis to be ranks 22-26 and 33 of Stasis. Additionally, the ability line has been renamed ‘Noctambulate’ in order to better differentiate it from the ‘Self Stasis’ and ‘Friendly Stasis’ ability lines.
– Enchanter – Corrected an error that caused the 4th rank of Quick Damage not to be displayed.
– Enchanter – Reduced the damage absorption percentage and hit limit on ranks 11-26 of Mind Over Matter.
– Enchanter – Reduced the damage absorption percentage on all ranks of Veil of Mindshadow.
– Enchanter – Renamed the ability line ‘Mana Overburn’ to ‘Hastened Mana Flare’.
– Magician – Consolidated Extended Frenzied Burnout to be ranks 2-7 and 9-11, Hastened Frenzied Burnout to be ranks 14-18, Quickened Frenzied Burnout to be ranks 22-26, and Reaching Frenzied Burnout to be ranks 28-32 of Frenzied Burnout.
– Magician – Consolidated Extended Heart of Flames to be ranks 11-16 of Heart of Flames.
– Magician – Consolidated Extended Heart of Ice to be ranks 8-13 of Heart of Ice.
– Magician – Consolidated Extended Heart of Stone to be ranks 11-16 of Heart of Stone.
– Magician – Consolidated Extended Heart of Vapor to be ranks 13-18 of Heart of Vapor.
– Magician – Consolidated Extended Raging Servant to be rank 4 of Extended Swarm as the 9 second extension was not additive with the effects of Extended Swarm.
– Magician – Consolidated Hastened Elemental Union to be ranks 4-6 and 16-19 of Elemental Union.
– Magician – Consolidated Hastened Host of Elements to be ranks 16-20 and Quickened Host of the Elements to be ranks 21-25 of Host of the Elements.
– Magician – Consolidated Hastened Virulent Talon to be ranks 3-8 of Virulent Talon.
– Magician – Consolidated Quickened Call Hither to be ranks 4-5 of Call Hither.
– Magician – Consolidated Reaching Shared Health to be ranks 6-8 of Shared Health.
– Magician – Consolidated Summoner’s Beckon to be rank 2 of Elemental Pact and renamed the ability line ‘Conjurer’s Efficiency’.
– Magician – Corrected the implementation of the ‘Bolt of Molten Shieldstone’, ‘Renewal of Calix’, and ‘Spear of Molten Shieldstone’ focus lines to improve the base damage/healing of the spells by 2% per rank rather than add a flat amount of damage/healing.
– Magician – Improved the damage of all ranks Steel Vengeance.
– Magician – Renamed the ability line ‘Companion’s Gift’ to ‘Healing Gift’ and moved the line to the Archetype tab.
– Multiple – Consolidated Hastened Mass Group to be ranks 2-9 of Mass Group Buff (ranks 2-10 for Enchanters).
– Necromancer – Consolidated Extended Gift of Deathly Resolve to be rank 2 of Gift of Deathly Resolve.
– Necromancer – Consolidated Hastened Dying Grasp to be ranks 3-7 and 9 of Dying Grasp.
– Necromancer – Consolidated Hastened Embrace The Decay to be ranks 3-6 of Embrace the Decay.
– Necromancer – Consolidated Hastened Swarm of Decay to be ranks 7-11 and 15-16 of Swarm of Decay.
– Necromancer – Consolidated Hastened Whisperwind to be ranks 2-6 of Whisperwind.
– Necromancer – Consolidated Quickened Levant to be ranks 2-6 of Levant.
– Necromancer – Increased the number of damage-over-time spells that Deathly Resolve (the effect triggered by Gift of Deathly Resolve) will twincast from 1 to 2.
– Wizard – Added mana costs to Force of Will, Force of Flame, and Force of Ice.
– Wizard – Consolidated Hastened Arcane Fury to be ranks 4-8 of Arcane Fury.
– Wizard – Consolidated Hastened Beam of Displacement to be ranks 2-4 of Beam of Displacement.
– Wizard – Consolidated Hastened Call of Xuzl to be ranks 9-14 of Call of Xuzl.
– Wizard – Consolidated Hastened Force of Will to be ranks 4-8 and 15-17 of Force of Will.
– Wizard – Consolidated Hastened Manaburn to be ranks 10-15 of Mana Burn.
– Wizard – Consolidated Hastened Nexus Gate to be ranks 2-9 of Nexus Gate.
– Wizard – Consolidated Hastened Strong Root to be ranks 2-11 of Strong Root. The component of ranks 4-6 of Hastened Strong root that reduced the likelihood that your target will break free from your root spells has been moved to newly created ranks 1-3 of Fortified Entanglement. Existing ranks of Fortified Entanglement are now ranks 4-9 of the line.
– Wizard – Consolidated Quickened Harvest of Druzzil to be ranks 3-6 and Hastened Harvest of Druzzil to be ranks 10-12 and 16 of Harvest of Druzzil.
– Wizard – Removed E’ci’s Icy Blessing, Ro’s Fiery Blessing, Druzzil’s Mystical Blessing, and the 3 ranks of Kerafyrm’s Favor. Kerafyrm’s Prismatic Familiar now requires rank 5 of Ro’s Flaming Familiar, E’ci’s Icy Familiar, and Druzzil’s Mystical Familiar. Each of the 4 ranks of Kerafyrm’s Prismatic Familiar have had their cost increased by 3 AA points to match the removal of the Blessing lines.
– Wizard – Renamed the ability line ‘Spell Casting Fury Mastery’ to ‘Fury of Magic’ and moved the line to the Archetype tab.
Multiple – Reverted the consolidation of expendable Glyph AA abilities. Abilities that were previously consolidated have been renamed to convey their role as ranks in a line when sorted. Additionally, the hotkey names for these abilities have been adjusted to improve readability.

*** Progression Servers ***

– Removed the requirement of Rain of Fear to go into Offline Mode when selling things in the Bazaar.
– The Spell: Zephyr: Stonebrunt should not be available for purchase until Legacy of Ykesha has unlocked on the server.
– The Spell: Hammer of Divinity is now researchable in Luclin and later.
– Melalafen will return to Western Wastes when the Planes of Power has unlocked and the Sleeper is awoken. He will depart once Lost Dungeons of Norrath has unlocked.

*** Miscellaneous ***

– Ah, Anguish. Is it a Citadel, an Asylum, or a Fallen Palace? The name will be handled more consistently now.

*** Tradeskills ***

– Corrected several research tradeskill recipes that required the use of defunct class specific lexicons. These recipes can now be completed in a standard research lexicon.

*** UI ***

– Corrected a typo in the description of the Charisma stat tooltip in the stats page of the inventory window.
– Corrected an issue that caused the expedition window to pop up when a shared task spawned a dynamic zone.
– Added an ‘Activate All’ button to the barter UI to allow you to attempt to activate all of your buy lines.
– Added more icon sheets.

– Changed –
EQUI_Animations.xml
EQUI_BarterWnd.xml
EQUI_DragItems.xml
EQUI_Inventory.xml

– The EverQuest Team

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