Ding 118!!!

Great News, today I Dinged 118.  Almost to the level cap.  If I make it to 120 before the next level raise it will be the first time in 24 years I was at max level.

EQ Updates for June 2022

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

 

May 18, 2022 Updates

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 NPC 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

Making Progress Again, Finally!

In my last post I spoke about making new levels by doing Overseer Quests.  This is working quite well.  Qindaar is a little over 25% into level 114 and Derevaun is 60% into level 111.

I have been trying to get Qindaar to Western Wastes (CoV) several times but unsuccessfully.  I cannot get double invis to be at all predictable on how long it lasts.  This has caused Qindaar to die 6 times so far, so I have given up.

I may look to see if there is a potion, I can buy that will work longer, I have to run a couple of zones that I am not familiar with at all.

So this is my latest update.  I hope to make 115 by the end of the month.

I have been remiss.

It has been a while since I posted last.  Kind of gotten depressed that leveling was taking so long.  Of course we only play Friday and Saturday evenings, but still the progress is slow.

But I was reminded about the Overseer quests and I started doing these twice a day.  Qindaar will probably ding level 114 in the next 24 – 36 hours and that will make quite a difference.  Derevaun is also making progress and will ding 111 within the week.

If you’re finding it a bit slow going, try the Overseer quests and get that little boost.

March 9, 2022 Updates for EverQuest

March 9, 2022
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*** 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