June 2018 Patch

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June 20, 2018
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*** Highlights ***

- Charm items with right click effects can now be activated from your inventory.
- Look to the Marketplace this month for the Northman Heritage Crate. Each crate contains a random item. Trade these Northman Heritage items to your friends or collect them all yourself!


*** Items ***

- Charm items with click effects can now be activated from bags and inventory. This includes both Skulls of Null.
- - The convert button will remain on the Skulls of Null for the people that may not have fixed their broken versions.
- Updated the name of the items and recipes for the consolidated Fereth armors.
- Altered the visual appearance of Ancient Gaffi of Trorsmang and Veltar's Staff of Tranquility.
- The Mirror Fragment of Anashti Sul will now only transport you if you are in a Broken Mirror zone.
- Suits of Hero's Forge armor now link to the reward window which allows for inspecting their individual pieces without unpacking the suits.
- Bottle of Shared Adventure effects can now land on you even if you have an existing single-target experience enhancing effect active. These effects do not stack with each other -- only the most powerful one will affect your experience.


*** Tradeskills ***

- Replaced Platinum Geode Necklace in the Jewelcraft Tradeskill Tests with Jaded Velium Ring.
- Fixed the Tradeskill Test quests so the required turn-ins match the required recipes.


*** Quests And Events ***

- Journey Into Terror - **Read Carefully** Crestra will accept Crestra's Empowered Elegant Earring for the final turn in, BUT they will only return Crestra's Elegant Earring. You will not get the raid version back. You will not get a Flawless Conflagrant Diamond.
- Drusella's Vault - Added a popup message when Drusella heads to a raid member's location. Drusella's aura will no longer damage NPCs.
- The Sathir Line - Added a popup message when Drusella chases a raid member. Added a popup message when Venril levels his gaze at a raid member.
- The Plane of Fear: Revisited and The Plane of Hate: Revisited again allow mercenaries.
- Fell Foliage (Mission) - The Atrocious Succulent will no longer spawn burgeoning succulents.
- Measure of the Dead - The energy collection elements will no longer reset if you have already completed the earring combine.
- Anashti Sul, Enslaver of Souls (Group) - Fixed a bug that caused the Enraged Guardian of Sul to be much harder than intended.
- In Defense of Health - Corrected issues with the strength of some NPCs being too high. Fixed a spawn that could spawn a raid NPC in the Heroic Adventure.
- Plane of Health raids - Set many non-boss NPCs to the correct difficulty rating.
- Crypt of Sul Heroic Adventures - Fixed a spawn with a bad encounter that could lead to an NPC 7 levels higher than the highest player in the adventure.
- End of Empire (Raid) - The bonus chest that drops ornamentation will no longer move after it is opened.
- Kragsmash - The speed of body and strength of body adds will now assist Kragsmash more reliably. The adds will despawn if the boss has been slain.
- Sverag, Stronghold of Rage - Characters with the Hero's Challenge will once again be offered a chance to get into the instance.
- Plane of War - Adjusted the appearance of the colossi that offer transportation to Narikor.
- Bastion of Thunder - After the defeat of Emmerik Skyfury, Askr the Lost will now send you to Karana's chamber rather than opening the Chaotic Vortex to do so.
- Fixed an issue that would prevent you from obtaining some cultural tasks if you had other unrelated tasks such as 'Will It Live?'.
- Ancient Heroes - Lord Nagafen - King Tranix, Warlord Skarlon, and Magus Rokyl have returned to this Old Man McKenzie mission.


*** Spells ***

- Corrected a typo in the message you see when attempting to teleport to an anchor that doesn't exist.
- Spells with multiple damage values will now correctly report the total damage done.
- Form of Darkness now fades on zoning.
- Druid and Shaman - The Regeneration line of spells will now increase in power as you gain levels up to level 80.
- Enchanter - Lowered the damage, efficiency, and mana return of the Mind Shatter line of Damage over Time spells. The line has been added to a shared timer and has a recast delay.
- Enchanter - Lowered the damage and efficiency of the Suffocating Sphere and Baffling Constriction lines of Damage over Time spells.
- Shadowknight - Moved Mental Corruption from Utility Detrimental->Combat Innates to Utility Beneficial->Combat Innates since it provides a buff.


*** AA ***

- Beastlord - Fixed a bug that prevented Frenzied Swipe from being purchasable.
- Berserker - Fixed a bug with rank 5 of Screaming Axes that caused Screaming Fury II to grant less haste than was intended.
- Shadowknight - Fixed errors in the descriptions for ranks 25-26, 40-41, and 45 of Leech Touch.


*** NPCs ***

- Fixed a bug that prevented charmed NPCs and pets from returning items that they will not equip.
- NPCs will be more responsive when returning items they do not want.
- Seer Mal Nae`Shi's dialogues can now be clicked instead of having to type the correct response.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Changed the requirements to create alchemy distillate potions to be relative to equivalent player spell power within the era.
- Echo of Sebilis will despawn if it spawns before Gates of Discord is open.
- Temple of Veeshan (Agent of Change) - Restored Lord Vyemm to the Temple of Veeshan where he is meant to reside.
- All Bottle of X items on the marketplace now use the quest reward window to grant an item appropriate to the current era and your level.
- Bottle of Spirits will be available on progression servers when Luclin opens.
- There is a new Bottle of Health Pack, Bottle of the Ursine Pack, Bottle of the Avian Pack, and Bottle of the Cetacean Pack. These offer versions of the potions where the effectiveness does not exceed the effectiveness of equivalent player spells. Once Veil of Alaris opens, they will offer the original more powerful potions.
- - Existing Bottle of Health Pack, Bottle of the Ursine Pack, Bottle of the Avian Pack, and Bottle of the Cetacean Pack items will not be removed from players.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Corrected an issue that would cause beneficial damage over time spells (such as the Necromancer Lich line) to display damage messages to other players.
- Fixed an issue that would cause pets to lose all of their buffs when zoning if they had a large number of effects on them.
- Fixed several geometry bugs in The Breeding Grounds.
- Fixed the various Tier 6 heroic stat tribute benefits to grant the correct amount of the stat.
- Estimated dates and times of scheduled monthly updates are now visible on the in-game calendar.
- Fixed issues with the classic iksar 2-handed and range attack animations.
- Fixed the spelling of some momentos.


*** UI ***

- Corrected an issue where AA hotbuttons were not properly saving their labels.
- Fixed a typo when trying to grant alternate advancement abilities over the advancement point limit.
- Improved the resolution for spell icons when used for hotbuttons.
- Fixed an issue in the Bazaar where various Dragons of Norrath spells would try to sell for crystals instead of platinum.
- Holding an item on your cursor and left clicking a hotbutton that is red or linked to that item will autoinventory the item.
- Old hotbuttons linked to items will now look up their name.
- Corrected an issue where hotbuttons pointing to an item with 0 charges would stop working.
- Corrected an issue where characters with similar names would not appear in the loot list on the Advanced Loot Window.
- The guild window will correctly keep your selection when other members zone or camp.
- When creating a character or race changing, expansion restricted cities and race-class combinations will now display as unavailable.
- Fixed an issue where /grouproles would not save or load correctly.

- Changed -

EQUI.xml
EQUI_Animations.xml
EQUI_CastSpellWnd.xml
EQUI_CharacterCreate.xml
EQUI_CursorAttachment.xml
EQUI_GuildManagementWnd.xml
EQUI_HotButtonWnd.xml
EQUI_PetInfoWindow.xml
EQUI_RaceChangeWnd.xml
EQUI_SpellIcons.xml


- The EverQuest Team

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Update Notes: Tuesday June 12, 2018

GENERAL
  • Fixed an issue where reforging could appear to remove overcap stats from an item.
ZONE/POPULATION

Shard of Hate: Utter Contempt [Heroic]
  • Ulvaug the Bloodfang can now be killed.
  • The Organ Donor's stacking damage buff, "Encore of Death," will no longer save its increments from a previous cast.
Shard of Hate: Reignited Hatred [Raid]
  • Kpul D'Vngur's curses should no longer be placed on players who already have one of the three curses placed on them
Plane of Innovation: The Wasteyards [Raid]
  • Damage from Surge: Arcing Sparks has been lowered
  • Levers in the Manaetic Behemoth's surrounding rooms will now reset properly when the encounter resets
  • Added damage from Overcharged Pulse hitting an ally in the Karnah of the Source encounter has been lowered to where the amount of the increase is lower.
Plane of Disease: Virulent Insurrection [Raid]
  • Corrected an issue that would cause the Amalgamation of Decay and Pestilence to not properly update their location in relation to their allowable area.
The Shimmering Citadel
  • The Shimmering Mirror within The Shimmering Citadel no longer displays versions of The Poets Palace that do not actually exist.
TIMELOCKED SERVERS
  • Updated Veeshan's Peak doors to track unlocking as persistent zone.
MERCENARIES
  • For mercenaries that can use appearance slots, clicking on an appearance slot will now access the character's Wardrobe items.
ITEMS
  • Updated Rise of Kunark set armor.
  • Impetuous Strikes armor has been returned to scout only.
  • Sepulchral Judgment armor has been returned to warlock only.
  • "a shiny djinn lamp", "a sand blasted djinn lamp", "a tarnished djinn lamp", and "an ornate vase" can now be purchased off of Lumia in Maj'Dul for those that have completed the collections "Shiny Lamp", "Sand Blasted Lamp", "Tarnished Lamp", and "Desert Sand Collection".
  • Aim is now part of the Offensive Skills group
  • Earring of the Solstice has now been itemized as a Signature/Epic item
TRADESKILLS
  • Several red collections that were not viewable on Timelocked until the Veksar era release have been updated to be viewable at Rise of Kunark era.
PUBLIC QUESTS

Planes of Prophecy
  • The Doctor's Orders quest should now be granted to you within your current PQ zone if it has been more than 2 hours since you completed a previous Doctor's Orders quest from a different PQ.
ITEMS
  • Barbute of Benevolence: Stamina decreased by 5, Removed Haste, Added 0.3 Ability Doubleattack
  • Barbute of Furious Execution: Stamina decreased by 5, Removed Casting Time, Removed Multi Attack, Added 3 Reuse Speed, Added 1.3 Max HP, Removed Block, Added 0.3 Ability Doubleattack
  • Barbute of Ravaged Onslaught: Casting Time decreased by 0.3
  • Barbute of Sanctification: Block increased by 2.7
  • Barbute of the Apathetic: Stamina decreased by 5, Removed Accuracy, Removed DPS, Removed Haste, Added 3 Reuse Speed, Added 1.3 Max HP, Added 0.3 Ability Doubleattack
  • Barbute of the Vigilant: Stamina decreased by 5, Removed DPS, Added 20 Defensive Skills, Added 0.3 Ability Doubleattack
  • Barbute of the Wrathbringer: Added 4.8 Crit, Removed DPS, Removed Multi Attack, Removed Reuse Speed, Removed Offensive Skills
  • Blistered Strand Cowl: Casting Time decreased by 0.3
  • Blistered Strand Cuffs: Removed Spell Double Attack
  • Blistered Strand Gloves: Casting Time decreased by 0.3
  • Blistered Strand Pantaloons: Casting Time decreased by 0.3
  • Blistered Strand Robe: Casting Time decreased by 0.3
  • Blistered Strand Slippers: Casting Time decreased by 0.3
  • Boots of Abrupt Pursuasion: Removed DPS, Removed Haste, Added 1 Max HP, Block increased by 3.3, Added 17 Defensive Skills, Removed Strikethrough
  • Boots of Cabalistic Sacrifice: Removed Ae Auto Attack, Added 2.7 Casting Time, Removed Multi Attack, Added 217 Ability Mod, Removed Reuse Speed, Removed Mitigation Perc
  • Boots of Enigmatic Sacrifice: Potency increased by 1.4, Primary Attributes increased by 31, Stamina increased by 32, Haste increased by 10.9, Offensive Skills increased by 8, Casting Skills increased by 8
  • Boots of Enlivened Chance: Added 5.3 Crit, Removed Ae Auto Attack, Removed Casting Time, Added 22.7 Multi Attack, Added 285 Ability Mod, Removed Reuse Speed, Removed Max HP
  • Boots of Intuitive Grace: Removed Accuracy, Removed Casting Time, Removed Reuse Speed, Added 1 Max HP, Block increased by 3.3, Added 17 Offensive Skills
  • Boots of Lamenting Ballads: Added 5.3 Crit, Removed Casting Time, Removed DPS, Added 285 Ability Mod, Removed Max HP, Added 17 Offensive Skills
  • Boots of Magnetism: Added 5.3 Crit, Removed Casting Time, Removed DPS, Added 285 Ability Mod, Removed Reuse Speed, Added 17 Offensive Skills
  • Boots of Natura's Grace: Removed DPS, Added 285 Ability Mod, Removed Strikethrough
  • Boots of Obstinate Resolution: Added 5.3 Crit, Removed Accuracy, Removed Casting Time, Added 285 Ability Mod, Removed Reuse Speed, Added 17 Offensive Skills
  • Boots of Prophetic Reliance: Removed Haste, Added 285 Ability Mod, Removed Strikethrough
  • Boots of Stormcalling: Removed Ae Auto Attack, Added 4.2 Casting Time, Removed DPS, Removed Haste, Removed Multi Attack, Added 265 Ability Mod
  • Boots of the Dead-Eye: Removed Accuracy, Added 22.1 DPS, Removed Haste, Removed Multi Attack, Added 265 Ability Mod, Removed Reuse Speed, Added 16 Offensive Skills
  • Bracers of Enlivened Chance: Added 1.4 Ae Auto Attack, Removed DPS, Added 19.7 Haste, Removed Multi Attack, Removed Reuse Speed, Added 17 Offensive Skills
  • Bracers of Lamenting Ballads: Added 1.4 Ae Auto Attack, Removed Casting Time, Added 19.7 Haste, Removed Multi Attack, Added 285 Ability Mod, Removed Reuse Speed, Added 17 Offensive Skills, Removed Strikethrough
  • Bracers of Magnetism: Removed Accuracy, Added 1.4 Ae Auto Attack, Removed Casting Time, Removed DPS, Added 19.7 Haste, Added 285 Ability Mod, Removed Reuse Speed, Added 17 Offensive Skills
  • Bracers of Obstinate Resolution: Added 1.4 Ae Auto Attack, Removed Casting Time, Removed DPS, Added 19.7 Haste, Added 285 Ability Mod, Removed Reuse Speed, Added 17 Offensive Skills, Removed Strikethrough
  • Bracers of the Dead-Eye: Removed Accuracy, Removed Casting Time, Added 265 Ability Mod, Added 16 Offensive Skills, Removed Strikethrough
  • Breastplate of Benevolence: Stamina decreased by 5, Removed Accuracy, Removed Casting Time, Removed DPS, Removed Multi Attack, Added 325 Ability Mod, Added 1.3 Max HP, Added 3.4 Mitigation Perc, Removed Offensive Skills, Added 20 Defensive Skills
  • Breastplate of Enlightened Credence: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Removed DPS, Removed Multi Attack, Added 325 Ability Mod, Added 3 Reuse Speed, Removed Flurry, Removed Offensive Skills, Removed Casting Skills
  • Breastplate of Furious Execution: Stamina decreased by 5, Removed DPS, Removed Multi Attack, Added 325 Ability Mod, Removed Reuse Speed, Added 1.3 Max HP, Added 3.4 Mitigation Perc, Added 20 Defensive Skills
  • Breastplate of Judgment: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Removed DPS, Added 325 Ability Mod, Added 3 Reuse Speed, Removed Max HP, Removed Flurry, Removed Casting Skills
  • Breastplate of Ravaged Onslaught: Casting Time decreased by 0.3
  • Breastplate of Sanctification: Casting Time decreased by 0.3
  • Breastplate of the Apathetic: Stamina decreased by 5, Removed Casting Time, Removed Multi Attack, Added 325 Ability Mod, Removed Reuse Speed, Added 1.3 Max HP, Added 3.4 Mitigation Perc, Removed Flurry, Removed Offensive Skills
  • Breastplate of the Vigilant: Stamina decreased by 5, Removed Accuracy, Removed Casting Time, Added 325 Ability Mod, Removed Reuse Speed, Added 1.3 Max HP, Added 3.4 Mitigation Perc, Removed Flurry
  • Breastplate of the Wrathbringer: Removed DPS, Removed Multi Attack, Added 2.9 Mitigation Perc
  • Cap of Elemental Fascination: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Added 5.8 Casting Time, Removed DPS, Removed Multi Attack Chance
  • Cap of Grave Reckoning: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Removed Multi Attack, Removed Casting Skills
  • Cap of Nexus Disruption: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Removed Accuracy, Added 325 Ability Mod, Removed Spell Double Attack, Removed Casting Skills
  • Cap of Sepulchral Judgment: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Added 5.8 Casting Time, Removed Haste, Removed Max HP
  • Cap of Shimmering Hues: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Removed Accuracy, Added 5.8 Casting Time, Removed DPS, Removed Multi Attack, Added 325 Ability Mod
  • Cap of Spectral Coercion: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Removed DPS, Removed Multi Attack, Added 325 Ability Mod, Added 3 Reuse Speed, Removed Max HP, Removed Defensive Skills
  • Chestguard of Cabalistic Sacrifice: Removed Accuracy, Added 2.7 Casting Time, Removed DPS, Added 217 Ability Mod, Removed Strikethrough
  • Chestguard of Enigmatic Sacrifice: Potency increased by 1.1, Primary Attributes increased by 29, Stamina increased by 34, DPS increased by 14.3, Multi Attack increased by 3.7
  • Chestguard of Prophetic Reliance: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Removed DPS, Removed Multi Attack, Added 325 Ability Mod, Added 3 Reuse Speed, Removed Flurry, Removed Offensive Skills, Removed Casting Skills
  • Coat of Enlivened Chance: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Removed Multi Attack, Added 325 Ability Mod, Removed Strikethrough
  • Coat of Lamenting Ballads: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Removed Casting Time, Removed DPS, Added 22 Haste, Added 325 Ability Mod, Removed Max HP
  • Coat of Magnetism: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Removed Casting Time, Removed DPS, Added 22 Haste, Removed Multi Attack, Added 325 Ability Mod, Added 3 Reuse Speed, Removed Max HP
  • Coat of Obstinate Resolution: Stamina decreased by 5, Added 6.3 Crit, Removed Multi Attack, Added 325 Ability Mod, Removed Strikethrough
  • Coat of the Dead-Eye: Added 4.8 Crit, Removed Casting Time, Removed Reuse Speed

More Item Updates Over at https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq2/index.php?threads/update-notes-tuesday-june-12-2018.585506/

There's way too may updates to list here.

Update Notes: Wednesday June 6, 2018

ZONES/POPULATION

Shard of Hate: Utter Contempt [Heroic]
  • Estir the Spiteful can now be hailed to initiate combat.
Shard of Hate: Reignited Hatred [Raid]
  • Sharp Stitching Knives should no longer get interrupted when trying to collect them. For realz this time!
  • Corrected an issue where "Curse of Ire" would not properly apply to some players, immediately triggering the failure effect.

Ruins of Kunark opening on Coirnav tomorrow!

For those that play on Coirnav, Ruins of Kunark is opening tomorrow at 2pm PT. We have plenty of info about Kunark here on the site.

Checkout our progression wiki for Kunark where we have some info on it. I just added a section showing where all the agent of changes are located for all the raids. I'll work on adding some more information on that page.

Also in other news, all level 86 to 90 spells for all classes have been given an expansion tag via the spell search tool.

Update Notes: Tuesday June 5, 2018

GENERAL
  • Removed an overzealous membership popup that was displaying every few minutes.
  • Harvest Bag: Added 'Suppress Messages' checkbox that will suppress chat messages when items are placed in the Harvest Bag ( located in the Harvest Bag’s “bag options” ).
ZONES/POPULATION
Plane of Disease: Virulent Incursion [Raid]
  • Skal'sli the Wretched should no longer attempt to cast curses on dead players.
  • Wretched piles of goo should no longer cast the ability "Armor Buster"
Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Tower Breach [Heroic/Expert]
  • Elif Whitewind should be more descriptive about where he is placing the ability "Wail"
Shard of Hate: Utter Contempt [Heroic & Solo]
  • Estir the Spiteful must now be hailed before she can be attacked.
  • The Damned's stoneskin buff, Damnation, now properly updates based on increments.
  • The number of skeleton adds in the The Damnation encounter in [Solo] caps at 40.
  • Clearing The Trapped Bellhop's discarded clothing should now be quicker.
  • Vampires bats within The Heart of Hate will no longer launch the dead into the air.
Shard of Hate: Reignited Hatred [Raid]
  • The Lord of Ire should more reliably inform targets of Curse of Ire that a curse has been placed on them
  • Lowered the recurring power drains from base encounters in the zone. They will still drain power but it will start off low and increase if not cured.
  • When Lord of Loathing is slain the barriers involved with his encounter should now properly despawn.
Sebilis (TLE only)
  • Corrected an issue that made Venril Sathir's Door not display the entrance requirements if not met.
ITEMS
  • Increased the equip level of The Shadow Odyssey collection rewards to level 81 to make them unequippable on Fallen Gate.
  • Hunter's Guard may only be used by Warriors and Crusaders and triggers Flay the Beast
  • Shaper's Accomplice may only be used by Channelers.
  • Hunter's Scale Shield may only be used by Mages and Priests and triggers Flay the Beast.
  • Bow of Rapid Trepidation is no longer itemized as a two handed weapon.
  • Updated adornment slots on heroic character gear from purple to orange.
  • Updated adornment slots on level 101+ heritage gear from purple to orange.
  • Added black adornment slots to several expert pieces that were missing them.
  • Rise of Kunark item sets have been upgraded to match current stat progression.
  • Eternal Enchantment rings are now spelled correctly.
QUESTS
  • Deepening Barrier now rewards shoulder armor of the same name.
  • Shipwrecked! - Completion of the quest no longer removes "Message in a Bottle" from the player's character inventory.
  • *Shady Swashbuckler now offers "Message in a Bottle" to those currently working on or have already completed the quest "Shipwrecked!"
  • *Shady Swashbuckler now offers "Shrunken Goblin Skull Earring" to those who have completed the quest "Light of the Destroyer"
  • Shape the Future - Alishinu and hunting stelecats are now only visible when they will update the quest.

Update Notes: Thursday May 31, 2018

GENERAL

  • Fixed an issue where cancelling crafting would boot you to character select.
  • Prospective fix for Mouselook causing the camera to spin wildly out of control.

ZONES/POPULATION
Rise of Kunark

  • The Tangrin has been increased in difficulty.
  • Trakanon has been increased in difficulty.

The following zones should now pull all members of the raid in when one person attempts to enter as long as all criteria to enter are met:

  • The Tomb of Thuuga
  • Veeshan's Peak
  • Chamber of Destiny
  • Venril Sathir's Lair
  • The Temple of Kor-Sha

Planes of Prophecy Raids

  • All raid bosses who drop armor patterns will now do so 100% of the time. Other items that were shared with the armor patterns will now be an additional drop at 50% chance.

Plane of Innovation: Gears in the Machine [Expert]

  • Increased the amount of time before the warning areas in the Manaetic Behemoth encounter detects players in range. It should now match the reaction time as the non-expert version of the zone.

Shard of Hate: Reignited Hatred [Raid]

  • The effigy of Innoruuk has shown himself within the plane to give slight hints as to what puzzles may be available. He is the god of hate, after all... As such, his hints may be vague!
  • Corrected an issue that would cause the Hand of Maestro to think a player hasn't moved when they have.
  • Added a visual representation to show if players have moved or not when it is checked.
  • Collecting the Sharp Stitching Knife during the Lord of Ire encounter should no longer be able to be interrupted.
  • It should no longer be possible to have multiple bosses up at the same time within the zone.
  • The Deathrot Knight should no longer spawn more than 1 squire at a time. He will still heal if the add is not promptly dealt with.
  • Lord of Decay has had the damage from "Surge: Burning Bones" reduced slightly.
  • Ashenbone Broodmaster has had their max health points reduced.
  • Ashenbone Drakes should no longer respawn during boss encounters.
  • Lord of Loathing remnant adds should no longer so easily kill players who had just been challenged.
  • Jail Bars in the Demetrius Crane encounter should now have slightly more hit points.
  • Dreadlord D'Somni should once again use his "berserk" mechanic when he drops hate on his targets.
  • The exit door should now allow you to leave the zone regardless of what bosses have been slain.
  • Corrected an issue that caused players to not end up in the correct instance.

Shard of Hate: Utter Contempt [Heroic]

  • The range at which Igidishi's animal totems can be uncovered has been slightly increased.
  • Books that appear after defeating one of the Surrogates can now be used.

Shard of Hate: Utter Contempt [Solo]

  • It is now possible to spawn the Gruesome Twosome and the Cantankerous Triumvirate. But how to spawn them is still a mystery!... maybe...
  • Estir's lords and ladies of spite are now immune to indirect AOEs and have increased AE Auto Attack Avoid Chance.

Solusek Ro's Tower: From the Ashes [Tradeskill]

  • All shinies are now accessible.

Shard of Hate: Eye Spy [Tradeskill]

  • Tradeskill collectibles now appear in Shard of Hate: Eye Spy [Tradeskill].

Coliseum of Valor

  • Scorn Spectre Emissary is now available in Coliseum of Valor to hatefully sell you hateful armor from Hate.

TIME-LOCKED PROGRESSION

  • The Rise of Kunark expansion has been unlocked on the Fallen Gate server.
  • Hunter K'Andal, located in the Danak Shipyard, now offers a daily bounty hunting mission, which will reward Kunark Hunters Coin, which may be used to purchase powerful rewards.

ABILITIES

  • Corrected the primary cure effect on Necrotic Reconstruction to once again target the pet.
  • Corrected an issue with Ward of the Untamed that prevented it's effect from working.
  • Reaver will once again have an effect if Focus: Reaver is selected in Character Training.
  • Several percentage based heals have been fixed so that they will no longer benefit from potency.

ITEMS

  • Khalee'Sri Crystal - Can now be scaled larger than before.
  • The Plane Touched Spiritstone now grants agility.
  • Amarat the Procurer will no longer require you to exchange your Liquified Raw Magic, Wing of Fenin, or Enchanted Calcite Wristband to purchase their upgraded versions.
  • Restored the correct appearance to the Draped Cape of Hate.
  • Grim Legacy of Ill Will and the Scorned Scion of Ill Will will now increase effects when leveling to Planar Level 1.
  • Rise of Kunark gear has been rebalanced for itemization progression. Items dropped by multiple encounters have been balanced based off of the lowest encounter to preserve progression.

TRADESKILLS

  • Planar Recipes will now update their achievements when crafted in an expert zone.

QUESTS

  • Fixit Omegatock's demise will now update The Planes of Prophecy Event Heroic weekly mission in Plane of Innovation: Parts not Included [Expert Event]. You may need to restart the mission if it was active in your journal prior to this fix, or you can update it in Plane of Innovation: Parts not Included [Event Heroic]. (You will need to complete one of the other two parts in an [Expert Event] zone to earn Expert rewards, however.)
  • Hate is in the Air [Solo] will no longer grant Sandstorm Pearls.

Update Notes: Thursday May 24, 2018

SEEDS OF VENGEANCE
This game update is packed full of new content, including a return to the Shard of Hate where solo players, groups, and raiders will all be confronted with new bosses, puzzles, and locations within the plane that have never been seen before! There will also be new expert dungeons, a revamped item examine window, new missions, and more!

GENERAL
  • Fixed more issues related to Aerakyn and kilt tints.
  • Deity Attributes will now be shared account wide. After logging into a character, that characters current level of Deity Attributes will be written to an account flag. When logging into another character on the account, the level of the account flag will be compared to the characters Deity Attribute, and either update the account flag if the characters attribute is higher, or update the characters attribute if the recorded account flag is higher.
ETHEREAL DROPS
Summer is here! Well, almost, but Ethereals are here! Upon completing Planes of Prophecy heroic missions you will also be granted an Ethereal reward roll. Each character may receive a single Ethereal reward roll when completing missions in most normal [Heroic] and [Event Heroic] zones, and up to 3 reward rolls when completing missions in [Expert], [Expert Event], and the Shard of Hate: Utter Contempt [Heroic] zone. Each reward roll will grant at least one Planar Ethereal Coin, and a chance at a bonus reward, which can be one of the Ethereal items for that Ethereal wave, or bonus Planar Ethereal Coins.

Planar Ethereal Coins may be spent at the Ethereal Merchant located in Plane of Magic.

Wave 1: May 24 - July 9
Wave 2: July 9 - August 20
Wave 3: August 20 - September 30

ETHEREAL DROPS: Test Server
Reward rolls granted via expert zones may also be earned from solo missions. This is not an extra roll, as you are still capped at a total of 3 rolls per expert or solo mission.

ACHIEVEMENTS
The following Achievement lines have been expanded:
  • Slayer
  • Mounts
  • Collections
  • Missions
  • Quests
  • Signature Quests
ITEM EXAMINE
The examine window and mouseover descriptions for house items now state where in a house the item may be placed (i.e. floor, wall, ceiling) in addition to the house type they may be placed in.
The Item Examine and mouseover windows have been updated and streamlined. Stats that are always granted together on items, such as Primary Attributes, will now be grouped together. If an item possessed was any single one of these stats previously, it will now grant you all of the stats in that item group. Mousing over the item group to see what stats are included in that group.

Base attributes are no longer shown on items by default, and instead can be viewed by clicking the Base checkbox located under the item icon.

Current item groups are:
  • Primary Attributes: Agility, Intelligence, Strength, Wisdom
  • Resistances: Arcane, Elemental, Noxious
  • Defensive Skills: Defense, Deflection, Parry, Aggression
  • Offensive Skills: Crushing, Piercing, Slashing, Ranged
  • Spell Skills: Ordination, Ministration, Subjugation, Disruption, Focus
  • Crafting Skills: Artificing, Artistry, Chemistry, Fletching, Scribing, Sculpting, Metalshaping, Metalworking, Tailoring
  • Harvesting Skills: Foresting, Fishing, Gathering, Trapping, Mining
Full details of the Examine revamp may be found here: https://www.everquest2.com/news/eq2-gu-106-announce-item-examine-may-2018

ZONES/POPULATION
General
  • All NPCs in Planes of Prophecy [Duo] dungeons have had their damage reduction lowered.
  • Noble Taig Rhul, the Loyalty Realtor, is now selling a "Valorian Bloom".
Plane of Magic
  • Travel throughout Plane of Magic is no longer restricted to discovering the teleporters.
  • Two new teleporters have been added to Plane of Magic - one between Aetherscar and Metetherial Plains, and another at Amphitheater of Song.
Plane of Disease: The Source [All Versions]
  • The number of festrus encounters required to spawn Blighthorn has been reduced by half.
  • Rancine now spawns after Blighthorn is defeated.
Solusek Ro's Tower: Monolith of Fire [All Versions]
  • The sun rays within The Solar Core should now reappear after defeating The Avatar of the Sun.
Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Tower Breach [Solo]
  • Gatekeeper Karatil has had his outgoing damage reduced
  • Gatekeeper Karatil should no longer cast his abilities quite as often and he should give more time to react to any abilities he does use. This only applies to the solo version of the encounter.
The Fabled Nizara, City of the Nayad [Advanced Solo]
  • The Lockout has been reduced to 90 minutes.
Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Tower Breach [Heroic]
  • Gatekeeper Karatil has had his outgoing damage reduced
The Fabled Nizara, City of the Nayad [Heroic]
  • The Lockout has been reduced to 90 minutes.
Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Storm Surge [Raid]
  • Updated the curse description text in the Jolur Sandstorm and Oljin Stormtide encounter to more accurately describe the effect.
Plane of Innovation: The Wasteyards [Raid]
  • The Manaetic Behemoth has had its difficulty slightly lowered.
  • Clockwork Cleaners in the Gearbox encounter should no longer be able to kill players after they have been defeated.
Plane of Disease: Virulent Incursion [Raid]
  • Raids attempting to reset the Amalgams near Bertox can now use the emote "/beckon" instead of "/assistme" to reset their location.
  • The gate leading to Bertoxxulous' chamber should now open if the encounter resets at ANY time during the encounter or the encounter is defeated.

Click Read More to read more patch notes.

 

May Patch 2018

Edit: Spell update complete. 5-21-2018

 


 

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May 16, 2018
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*** Highlights ***

- The Hero's Journey help text is now directly accessible via a UI button. See the UI section below for details.
- Fixed a bug with the last update where the timestamp format in log files was inadvertently changed.
- Added a volume slider to the audio triggers window which acts independently of the game volume slider.
- Race changing now only removes spells for which you don't meet the deity requirements.


*** Items ***

- Tsaph Katta Ornaments and Di`Zok Ornaments are available on the raid point vendors in Lceanium and Overthere, respectively.
- The Depowered Skull of Null and Depowered Jeweled Skull of Null can now be activated when not equipped.
- Added appropriate chromatic damage to Light-Blessed Cudgel, Brilliant One Eye, and Lifestealer's Cudgel
- Ornaments converted from molds to augments have the appropriate description text.
- Converted ornaments are no longer marked as magic.
- The nightmare mount will allow you to ride it if you own the Nightmare Saddle.
- Made the new augment based ornaments that are part of Legends of Norrath sets heirloom.
- Increased the pet focus level on Summoner's Phlogiston Earring.
- The Ring of Scale chase items are placable in real estates.
- Mirror Fragment of Anashti Sul will now act properly if you are on the task Decay Decreased and not in the dynamic zone for the task or either Sul Vius.
- Added the Quest tag to the following items:
- - Saurek Deathmaw Scales, Poguu's Herbal Growth, Sagaag's Finest, Red Berry Paste, Ancient Sathir Necklace, Ancient Sathir Staff, Ancient Sathir Skull, Ancient Sathir Chalice, Mithril Plated Girth
- Fixed typos in the spelling of a few Bouquet items.
- Corrected the spell description for Sword of Darkness and Sword of Corruption, the activated effects on some Shadow Knight breastplates.
- Consuming Zeal, which procs from Rousing Consumption, now correctly deals damage instead of healing its target.


*** Tradeskills ***

- The timer for foraging will now correctly persist between logins.
- A Grandmaster Medicine Bag can be created with Tonic of Benefit Affinity II (Prophecy of Ro or later) or Potion of Mystical Aptitude (Pre-Prophecy of Ro).
- Corrected typos, inconsistencies, and misspellings in many tradeskill recipe names.
- The book necessary to create Fereth Hero's Forge ornaments will drop rarely from rare NPCs in Ring of Scale.
- The Repeating Crossbow recipe will return a planing tool on failure.
- Darkhollow Skeleton Dust will drop from appropriate mobs in Depths of Darkhollow.
- Urn Sketches are now available on appropriate merchants.


*** Quests And Events ***

- Updated the Hero's Journey text to include direct links to relevant achievements.
- A Formal Dinner Party (19th Anniversary) - Fixed several grammar errors in dialogues.
- Tipsy Gnome Race (17th Anniversary) - Corrected a bug that could lead to the race breaking every 200 iterations.
- Drusella's Vault - Implemented some bug fixes and tuning changes:
- - The size of the decal should now match the size of Drusella's aura.
- - Reduced attack and offense on golems, animated swords, and animated skulls.
- - Lowered spell damage on Bonk!, Enveloping Smoke, and Electric Blast.
- - Reduced radius of Whirlwind Slash.
- - Changed decal warning for Whirlwind Slash to match the impact radius of the spell.
- - Changed the models of the swords and skulls to make them easier to identify.
- - Created specific spawn points for the swords, skulls, and maces instead of having them spawn in random locations.
- - Removed Drusella's wandering during the event.
- - Corrected a misspelling of annihilate in the timer warnings.
- Devastation and Sverag - The chests that spawned on the death of some bosses have been removed. The Legendary Berserker Bones will now drop off the bodies of those bosses.
- Black Orb of the Scrykin - The Gray Orb of Ao the Fourth now has a higher chance to drop from rares in Arcstone and Relic.
- - Rares in Arcstone and Relic now have a higher chance to drop a Gray Orb.
- - Non-rares in Arcstone and Relic now have a very small chance to drop a Gray Orb.
- Tris Wallow III - It's no longer possible to heal or cure Tris by using spells that are cast from items.
- Corrected old information about tomes in the training dialogue for new berserkers.
- Plane of Storms - Jeplak, Gurebk, Falto, and Neffiken should properly turn into fabled versions when appropriate.
- Restored a long forgotten quest chain in the Mines of Nurga.
- Staff of the Observers quest - Borxx once again spawns in Runnyeye.


*** Spells ***

- Spells that absorb direct spell damage will no longer absorb damage shield damage.
- Corrected singing messages from bards in your group and some incorrect song messages.
- Race changing now only removes spells for which you don't meet the deity requirements.
- Corrected many spells that were not correctly displaying their descriptions, such as Divine Response, Nature's Response, and Responsive Spirit.
- Spells that lose effectiveness over time, such as Rampant Growth or Nectar of Agony, will no longer be penalized by extended duration effects. Spells that gain effectiveness over time, such as Splurt, will continue to be enhanced by extended duration effects.
- Fixed all cases where player pets had higher hand to hand skills than weapon skills. This was causing many pets to lose accuracy when they were given weapons.
- Cleric - Fixed a typo in the spell landed text for Harmonious Blessing.
- Cleric, Druid, Shaman - Ancient Alliance, Bosquetender's Alliance, and Harmonious Blessing will now report a message when they wear off.
- Druid - Form of the Great Wolf and Share Form of the Great Wolf will now add stats as a separate buff.
- Druid and Ranger - The PVP spells Tangle and Entangle can now be found under Utility Detrimental->Snare.


*** NPCs ***

- NPCs will be more vocal when accepting or rejecting quest items or bribes.
- Pets now respond appropriately when they accept an item and wear it, eat an item, or refuse an item.
- Varied up the names of ice goblins in many instanced versions of Permafrost to prevent a situation where some goblins could fail to spawn when there were too many with the same name.
- Many NPCs with blank merchant lists are either no longer a merchant or have a small merchant list.
- Brother Island NPCs will no longer assist NPCs of other races.
- Several NPCs that were decievers are now deceivers.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Replaced recipes in the following tradeskill tests with recipes that are available by Prophecy of Ro:
- - For the Jewelcraft tests, replaced Velium Practice Earring with Gold Polished Quartz Ring, Palladium Practice Earring with Platinum Geode Necklace and Pear Cut Rubellite with Bloodmetal Earring of Engagement (non-enchanted).
- - For the Smithing tests, replaced Pale Platinum Mace with Ethereal Sheet of Metal.
- - For the Research tests, replaced Researcher Ceramic Clay with Spell: Focus Mass Spellcaster's Essence for the non-tome makers and Parchment Manual for the tome makers.
- All Distillate recipes are restricted to Prophecy of Ro or later.
- Hypericum is available when Prophecy of Ro unlocks.
- Porthio the Second Born - can now be completed in the Agent of Change instance of Relic.
- Rathe Council (Plane of Earth) - fixed issue that was causing the council to disappear and reappear repeatedly in the Agent of Change instance.
- Runnyeye's population will be pre-revamp until Scars of Velious unlocks.
- Champion's Mancatcher quest - a sarnak messenger is no longer restricted to the launch of Gates of Discord.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Many Serpent's Spine, Buried Sea, and Secrets of Faydwer zones now have load balancing enabled.
- Fixed an issue that caused certain armor pieces to show Anashti Sul Robes instead of the intended models.
- The duplicate 'a large undead gnoll' component label in the Hunter of The Tower of Frozen Shadow achievement is corrected to Vhal Sera. This was a cosmetic label error and Vhal Sera kills made after the April 2018 update will count.
- Fixed a visual bug where the castle that leads to the Plane of Mischief was hovering several feet above the ground in both Great Divide and the Temple of Veeshan.
- Many Ruins of Kunark zones have had their experience modifier adjusted for balance reasons and/or to encourage variety in leveling.
- Restored the fog in Hate's Fury.


*** UI ***

- The Hero's Journey help text is now directly accessible via a UI button:
- - The new menu entry can be found in the EQ Button list under Quests on servers that have unlocked The Serpent's Spine expansion.
- - The alternate advancement ability Summon Tome of the Hero's Journey has been removed. Any existing copies of the tome can still be used to display the list of suggested quests.
- Fixed a bug where the Zone Guide would report that there is no active path each time you zone.
- Using /outputfile will now display a link to the file created.
- Fixed an issue where /outputfile recipes wasn't accepting an additional parameter to specify an alternate filename.
- Fixed a bug with the last update where the timestamp format in log files was inadvertently changed.
- Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause alerts you have already seen to be displayed again.
- Fixed an issue that would cause the event calendar scroll bar to bounce to the top when scrolling.
- The /feedback command will now generate a link to our forums instead of opening the feedback window.
- Added a volume slider to the audio triggers window which acts independently of the game volume slider.
- Players can now see the level of their target upon considering them, unless their target is anonymous or roleplaying.
- When you zone, hotbuttons linked to an item will no longer reset to the first copy of the item found in your inventory.
- - Hotbuttons with a blank label will now properly save when zoning or camping.
- - When turning hotbar pages, item links will no longer bleed their color and icon to the other page.
- The Manage Loot Window no longer closes when a member of your group or raid zones or leaves.

- Changed -
EQUI_AudioTriggersWindow.xml
EQUI_FeedbackWnd.xml


*** Previously Updated ***

- Ring of Scale Raids - fixed an issue that was preventing the Di`Zok Hero's Forge items from showing up in the chests.
- A Formal Dinner Party (19th Anniversary) - Removed the chance for one of the clues to spawn on a bad NPC.
- Theatre of Blood (Agent of Change) - Fixed an issue that was sending player characters to the wrong location when zoning into the instance.
- Relic (Agent of Change) - Fixed an issue that prevented the teleporters up to (and down from) the dragon platforms from working.


- The EverQuest Team

Update Notes: Tuesday May 15, 2018

ZONES/POPULATION
Plane of Innovation: Masks of the Marvelous [Heroic]

  • Bosses now have Planar Defense and have appropriate Bleedthrough and health for their tier (1)
  • The portal to Coliseum of Valor now sends you to the Plane of Innovation alcove within Valor.

Plane of Innovation: Gears in the Machine [Heroic]

  • Bosses now have Planar Defense and have appropriate Bleedthrough and health for their tier (2)
  • The portal to Coliseum of Valor now sends you to the Plane of Innovation alcove within Valor.

Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Tower Breach [Heroic]

  • Bosses now have Planar Defense and have appropriate Bleedthrough and health for their tier (1)

Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Winds of Change [Heroic]

  • Bosses now have Planar Defense and have appropriate Bleedthrough and health for their tier (2)

Torden, Bastion of Thunder: Storm Surge [Raid]

  • Thunderclap and Skyfury have returned!

Solusek Ro's Tower: Citadel of the Sun [Raid]

  • Cinders of Arlyxir should once again spawn once Embers of Arlyxir have been successfully defeated.

Precipice of Power [Raid]

  • Avatars spawned within the zone no longer require 20 players to engage.

Arena of the Gods [Raid]

  • Avatars spawned within the zone no longer require 20 players to engage.

PUBLIC QUESTS

  • Doctor's Orders missions will no longer be deleted if you participated in the completed public quest and you leave the public quest zone too soon.

QUESTS

  • The Shadow Odyssey, Chapter 5: Breaking the Chains - The dimensional anchor in Anchor of Bazzul has been overhauled. It should now consistently update the quest when destroyed with the Staff of Theer equipped, even when it is destroyed in one hit.