Update Notes: Tuesday October 22, 2019

GENERAL
  • While custom UI's have been disabled, all Chaos Descending zones with a lockout timers in greater than 18 hours have had their zone lockout timers reduced to 18 hours and all characters will be granted a single use zone timer reset item that will allow them to reset their lockouts one time. This lockout reset item will only function during the Custom UI test period.

ZONES / POPULATION
Raids
  • All Chaos Descending and Fabled Kael Drakkel raid zones should now have a minimum lockout timer of 18 hours. The maximum lockout has not changed.

Fabled Temple of Rallos Zek: Foundations of Stone [Raid]
  • The Statue of Rallos Zek has had its health reduced slightly along with any adds in the encounter.
ITEMS
  • Corrected an issue with Elysian mount equipment that prevented them from being leveled to mythical tier.
  • Drake's Feral Shriek - Collection item is now spelled correctly.
  • Eryslai Band - Collection item is now spelled correctly.
  • Eryslai Mace - Collection item is now spelled correctly.
  • Eryslai Gloves - Collection item is now spelled correctly.

 

Update Notes: Tuesday October 1, 2019

ZONES / POPULATION
  • Fabled Temple of Rallos Zek: Foundations of Stone [Raid]
    • Enraged Flame of War adds in the Supreme Imperium Valdemar encounter have had their maximum health reduced further.
QUESTS
  • Familiars Wild - Monkeys in Sinking Sands no longer believe they are cats for this quest.

ITEMS
  • Lordly Blue Diamond Bracelet is now named Lordly Blue Diamond Girdle, since its big enough to wear as a belt.
  • The Prefix Title: Thraex is now purchasable from the Soldier of Discord

Update Notes: Tuesday September 24, 2019

ZONES / POPULATION

  • Fabled Temple of Rallos Zek: Foundations of Stone [Raid]
    • Supreme Imperium Valdemar: Enraged Flames of War have had their maximum health reduced.
    • Statue of Rallos Zek: Backlash of War's power drain has been reduced slightly. It should be roughly 25% of power drained and is no longer affected by potency or able to critical hit.
  • Fabled Throne of Storms: Hall of Legends [Raid]
    • King Tormax: Ancient Energy Tap's power drain has been reduced slightly.
    • King Tormax: Diaku Warmongers have had their maximum health reduced.
  • Fabled Kael Drakkel
    • Vindicator Soren's "Vindication of Rallos" spell damage to power lowered.

ITEMS

  • Hunter's Union effects with stat bonus now correctly scale with level.
  • The Power Overwhelming effect now grants Fervor instead of base Spell and Combat Art Damage (potency).


QUESTS

  • Spark's Aflame - Spark Augren will now inform you if you have lost necessary ingredients to make the fireworks.

Update Notes: Tuesday September 10, 2019


ZONES / POPULATION
  • Raid buff packages for avoidance and resolve on raid targets should now be visible in the applied spells window.
  • Cave of Knowledge - You will always find either a Giant Desert Scorpion or a King Cobra somewhere within the cave.
  • Deep Chelsith: Vault of Omens - Once opened, vault door will now remain open, even if player exits zone.
  • Deep Chelsith: Vault of Omens [Heroic] - Corrected a bug that prevented Munchler Shriekenstein from dropping treasure.
  • Soren the Vindicator and other Fabled Kael t4 mythical raid encounters will now drop all of their possible treasure tables 100% of the time.
ABILITIES
  • Corrected an issue that prevented Odyssey from transporting its target back to their bind location.
QUESTS
  • Piercing the Darkness: Carving A Legacy - The "sublime pulverulence" fuel, gathered in The Duality's Vigilant Sanctum is now gathered in stacks.
  • Light Amongst Shadows: The Vault of Omens - Freed D.I.R.T.Y. researchers now update properly for groups.
ITEMS
  • Belt of the Vigilant, Cloak of the Vigilant, and the Girdle of the Vigilant will now transmute and salvage correctly into Chaos Descending components.
  • Removed the erroneous zoom factor from several Fabled Kael weapons.
  • Corrected a bug that caused the Fire Quacker to cast its cure component on the target encounter instead of the group.
  • Corrected a bug that prevented the familiars Emerald Fathomlurker, Ceffyl Grazer and the Construct of Decay from summoning
LIVE EVENTS
  • Mantle of the Vigilant has been renamed "Cloak of the Vigilant".
  • Raw planeshard, annealed ethereal thread, unblemished quadrolite, and sublime pulverulence are all now marked harvested items and can be placed in harvest bags.
  • Astral Transposition Fibril, Metamagic Attuning Prism, Quadrolith Glyph Key, and Luclinite Propylon are all now marked as Handcrafted items.

 

Update Notes: Tuesday August 27, 2019

CARNAGE IN KAEL
Centuries of war against the children of Veeshan have made the Kromzek giants master tacticians and warriors of unrivaled strength, but now the power and ruthlessness of their nation has been magnified by the presence of their god, within their very midst! Intruders to their mountain fortress are sure to be swiftly met with the giants' zealotry and their merciless blades. Could the untold fortunes and celestial blessings that lie behind the frozen walls of Kael Drakkel be worth the bargain of your very life? Do you have the skills and mettle necessary to challenge the infamous giants of Velious?

Storm your way into Fabled Kael Drakkel from the Prophecy Portal Gallery of Myrist, the Great Library, and go toe to giant toe with the Kromzek!

GENERAL
  • The Battleground and Proving Grounds servers have been removed and will no longer be accessible. Any player that was logged out on these servers will be returned to their home server.
MOUNTS
  • The maximum mount level has increased to 20, bringing with it 3 new mount gear type slots, and 2 more barding slots!
FAMILIARS
  • Season Six familiars are now available in game and on the marketplace! With this season a new simplified buff format is being introduced that displays the total stat for that level of familiar, instead of having an entry for the base familiar and the leveled bonus.
  • The top tier of familiars have been re-labeled as Celestial. This is a labeling consistency change, and does not change buff amounts, how much experience a familiar is worth when consumed, or how much they take to level.
TIME-LOCKED SERVERS
  • Desert of Flames hunters missions are now available on Kaladim.
DAYS OF SUMMER
  • Yun Zi has some new and interesting ideas in what it means to be a great explorer, find him in Sundered Frontier to find out what that crazy Hua Mein is up to now.
ZONES / POPULATION
General
  • Removed the numeric values listed in Chaotic Leech as they could be misleading in some expert zones. This removal is temporary while we deploy a new method of dynamically updating the examine information to have the correct values.
  • Removed a flag that could prevent players from entering Chaos Descending Public Quest zones other than the first unless they were grouped.
Desert of Flames
  • A new fabled mount drop has been added to some of the Desert of Flames Instances on time-locked servers.
Anchorage
  • Tile of Foolhardy Tiled Marble has been added to Barrius Nam'terin once all four Public Tradeskill Apprentices have been completed.
  • Tile of Mischievous Tiled Marble has been added to Barrius Nam'terin once all four Public Tradeskill Apprentices have been completed.
New Fabled Zone: Fabled Kael Drakkel
  • Contest the Kromzek’s ownership of their ancestral home from the Prophecy Portal Gallery of Myrist, the Great Library!
Fabled Temple of Rallos Zek: Foundations of Stone [Raid]
  • The infamous Statue of Rallos Zek looms over this temple, followed and worshiped by some of the most fierce of the Kromzek giants! Bring your raiding party and test your determination to acquire new powerful loot. There are five major encounters with some new tricks, ranging from middle-tier difficulty all the way to top-tier in this all new fabled version of the popular Velious raid. You can access the raid zone from the Prophecy Portal Gallery in Myrist, The Great Library.
Fabled Throne of Storms: Hall of Legends [Raid]
  • Do you and your raiding party have what it takes to stand before the mighty King Tormax? New loot and five major encounters with some new strategies await you, ranging from middle-tier difficulty all the way to top-tier in this all new fabled version of the popular Velious raid. You can access the raid zone from the Prophecy Portal Gallery in Myrist, The Great Library.
ITEMS
  • Many more house items can now stack, including ornate spoon, ornate knife, wooden table setting, Teir'dal shot glass, and Teir'dal cocktail glass.

Producer's Letter: Carnage in Kael & more!

Greetings, fair Norrathians!

The first half of the year has been great thanks to you, our amazing players!
We are preparing to bring you Game Update 111: Carnage in Kael on August 27! It wasn’t originally planned for the year, but the team stayed late and snuck in on weekends to give you more content to chew up as we work on the expansion and events! There is a giant-sized tankard of events as we head into our 15th Anniversary and expansion season….

Speaking of expansions, EverQuest II will be raising the adventurer level cap to 120 this year! With that in mind, last year’s Chaos Descending expansion will be on sale at 50% off at everquest2.com/expansions as of August 21. Get ready for this year’s expansion!

About our not-yet-announced expansion, we wanted to give you a hint about the new location you’ll be travelling to this December! WHERE IS THAT?


Also, earlier this year, I talked about putting together a fan event which we are exploring for next year. That said, we wanted to get a feel for how many players would be interested, so we have a survey here: LINK. We want to get an idea of how many players are interested and a couple of other questions. Please participate if you are interested in hanging with your EQ friends and family for a couple of days!

Of course, the 15th Anniversary for EverQuest II coming November 9 and is a HUGE milestone for us! The team managed to carve out time to not only deliver new content for Heroes’ Festival but also a completely new server-wide event on live servers. The dragon-themed event will come with a reward that is a FIRST-EVER for EverQuest II players. We are excited to get one ourselves! Stay tuned.

The team is also planning to launch a new server for the anniversary which will have a unique rule-set. Hints? Start as a Heroic Character with all content unlocked up to the Chaos Descending expansion and live server (normal) experience rates!

We’ll be announcing more details as we get closer to November!

Until then, enjoy the game update on August 27, and dive into our third year of Panda Events, get your mounts up to level 20 with their new level cap, and enjoy a new season of familiars available on the marketplace and in game. Also, look to Labor Day weekend for some in-game bonuses and get ready for Gear-up, Level-up Bonuses starting next month!

You’ll be hearing a lot more from us as we head into fall and prepare for a fantastical winter!
Sincerely, always,

Holly “Windstalker” Longdale

Update Notes: Tuesday August 20, 2019

ZONES / POPULATION
Anchorage

  • The recipe scrolls for "Mischievous Saddle of Spellflurry" and "Mischievous Reins of Experience" on Sprocket should now properly cost Anchorage chits to purchase.
  • Mirt's Illuminating Beam should no longer require status to purchase.



QUESTS

  • Lightning Bolt Shaped Key - Increased drop rate of quest starter "Lightning Bolt Shaped Key".
  • Virtue Belt - Increased drop rate of quest starter "a rusted iron belt".

Update Notes: Tuesday August 6, 2019

ITEMS

  • Corsair Neckerchiefs - Collection pieces are now spelled correctly.



QUESTS

  • The Motley Merchant Manifest - Fippy Darkpaw the 4th now returns to the Crow's Resting Place after his nerves have calmed.
  • Ghost's Lost Score - Quest is now listed in the proper zone category "Plane of Magic".
  • Turn Loose the Ignus - Quest is now listed in the proper zone category "Plane of Magic".
  • Why Don't the Ayriegales Sing - Quest is now listed in the proper zone category "Plane of Magic".
  • Esper in the Deep Dark Forest - Quest is now listed in the proper zone category "Plane of Magic".
  • For the Voice She Once Had - Quest is now listed in the proper zone category "Plane of Magic".

Update Notes: Tuesday July 30, 2019

ZONES / POPULATION
Pedestal of Sky
  • Barakah and Simayak's outgoing damage has been increased.


ABILITIES
  • Elemental Blast no longer makes caster or caster pet die in a horrible fire of pain and suffering.
  • Elemental Blast is now a tiered ability based off of the tier of the primary pet you have summoned. To see correct damage values, you must have a primary pet summoned.


QUESTS
  • Thexian Taint - Ginwyss D'Arkenett will now acknowledge you correctly, even if you have completed "The Missing Recruit."

Season Two of Nagafen, the PvP event server is upon us!

GENERAL
  • Each account will only be able to create a single character on Nagafen, so be diligent when deciding on a race and class! And of course, know that with only one character, you will become known for the choices you make and your victories in battle.
  • More Info: https://www.everquest2.com/news/eq2-nagafen-pvp-server-faq-2019
  • As well as some updated announcements: https://www.everquest2.com/news/eq2-kaladim-nagafen-update-july-2019
  • New Achievements, Appearance armor, and Titles for Unique kills.
  • Blue Stats have been added to equipment. Blue stats will grant a reduced benefit in pvp combat.
  • Most encounters will have some combat mitigation and deal more damage to account for a portion of the power gained from blue stats.
  • Experience potions have been removed from the Nagafen marketplace.
Level Progression
  • This is a PvP server, so the majority of your progression will come from PvP fights. When you defeat an opponent, you will be given an XP reward, with unique kills giving you much more experience than players you have taken down previously. The more you defeat the same player, the less they will be worth. Quest experience will be the next best experience available, with NPC encounter experience rewards being relatively low in comparison.
  • You may now disable adventure experience, which includes pvp experience, by right clicking your experience bar in game.
  • Discovery XP has been greatly reduced.
Free-For-All PvP
  • PvP combat will be free-for-all and factionless, which means that anyone outside of your group or raid will be considered a hostile target. Every player is a potential target, and every player is a potential group mate, so you'd better learn how to make friends fast.
Leaderboard
  • Speaking to the Priest of Discord in Freeport and Qeynos will open a PvP leaderboard which will display a sortable list of all pvp leaders.
Bounty Missions
  • Once you have obtained level 15 you will become eligible for PvP bounties, granted by the Priest of Discord in Freeport and Qeynos. These bounties will update when you defeat one of the top 15 PvP leaderboard members of the appropriate type. While on a bounty mission you will have access to the Bounty Tracker inventory item to assist you in tracking down your targets.
  • Experience from bounties has been reduced in season 2.
Zones and Player Vs. Player Level Range
  • "Newbie" zones will have a 4 level PvP range. Zones that are included in the 4 level PvP range are: Antonica, Commonlands, Darklight Wood, Frostfang Sea, Oakmyst Forest, Outpost of the Overlord, Queen's Colony, The Caves, The Forest Ruins, The Graveyard, The Peat Bog, The Ruins, The Sprawl, The Sunken City, Big Bend, Stonestair Byway, Temple Street, Beggar's Court, Longshadow Alley, Scale Yard, Nettleville, Starcrest Commune, Graystone Yard, Castleview Hamlet, The Willow Wood, and The Baubbleshire. Normal zones will have an 8 level PvP range and zones intended for level 40+ will have an unlimited PvP range. The only non-PvP zones will be Freeport and Qeynos. All other zones are open for business.
  • Icy Dig has been lowered to Tier 1 heroic difficulty and treasure has been lowered in quality.
PvP Death
  • Characters that are killed in PvP will drop up to 70% of the coin they are carrying with them. Coin kept in the bank is not affected. There is also a chance that they will drop one of the tradeable items that they are carrying in their bags.
PvP Combat
  • Healing has been reduced overall by 30%.
  • Druid Regens have been reduced in pvp combat.
  • Crusader heals have been reduced in pvp combat.
  • Scout Damage has been increased.
  • Autoattack damage has been increased for all classes.
  • Control procs have had pvp templates applied.

 

Update Notes: Tuesday July 23, 2019

GENERAL

  • Fixed an issue where zone transports (like the Sinking Sands airship) were not zoning characters properly.



ZONES / POPULATION
Pedestal of Sky

  • Simayak and Barakah have returned to Pedestal of Sky.
  • Loot from Pedestal of Sky will now spawn normally instead of being triggered by destroying the orb in the room.
  • Corrected an issue that caused the dragons to respawn improperly.



QUESTS

  • Menhir or There - Gathering beryl and stibnite crystals is now a group update.

ABILITIES

  • Elemental Blast has been updated as it could cause a significant amount of lag when cast due to each spell hit being individually processed first from the caster, to the pet where it applied modifying effects, then to the target. The ability now does its damage in a single strike sourced from the caster. However to adjust for the damage increase this causes, the ability will deal 50% of the caster’s maximum health to the target, which may be warded, and 150% of the pets maximum health to the pet, which may not be prevented.