Update Notes: Tuesday August 22, 2017

PROVING GROUNDS

  • Scourge Keep Duo Arena is now on the Unranked Matches accessor and may be run solo or with a partner.
  • Tower of Frozen Shadow has been added to the Proving Grounds match rotation.
    • Game Type: Race to Completion
    • Players: 6 v Environment
    • Confront the threats within the Tower of Frozen Shadow, defeating each of the mystical threat in any order, though choose carefully as they are known to appropriate the abilities of the fallen.
  • The Battle for Felwithe and Battle upon the High Seas have been removed from the Proving Grounds rotation until they can be converted into single group heroic matches.
  • The Underdepths lockout has been increased to 3 hours.
  • New rewards have been added to the Proving Grounds Proven Merchant.
  • All Proving Grounds merchants have been moved out of the Proving Grounds and onto the home servers.
  • Proving Grounds champions will now receive a Mark of the Champion: Season 1 currency upon zoning into the Proving Grounds.
  • Corrected a bug that would prevent players that had a number appended to the end of their name from receiving their Proving Grounds champion flagging. This fix is not retroactive for previous rounds.

FAMILIARS

  • Familiars Season two has been added to the character sheet! These new familiars will begin appearing in Norrath and on the marketplace in the upcoming days.

ITEMS

  • Dispatch Mastery will now properly display the amount of increased Fervor.
  • Pulsing Gem of the Feerrott can now be used directly from inventory.
  • Contested Venekor now drops overall higher level items.
  • Ghastbane was not intended to be converted into a house item, and no longer mistakenly pops up a dialog window offering to do so.
  • Corrected a bug that prevented Prismatic Shard from triggering off of spell hits.
  • Dispatch Mastery will now properly display the amount of increased Fervor.
  • Murderous Flurry will now correctly modify Spinning Flurry as well as Flurry of Blades.
  • Fragments of Planar Energy are now Heirloom.
  • The Days of Summer Promotion merchant Yun Zi now sells the Hammers of Warslik, a throwing weapon.
  • Several Kunark Ascending items that displayed a trigger of "on hostile spell cast" which also triggered from combat arts have been moved to a new trigger effect called "on hostile ability cast". Hostile abilities include both spell and combat art attacks.

ABILITIES
Swashbuckler

  • Swarthy Expertise will grant an ability doublecast component to Ruthless Cunning, Perfect Finesse, Inspired Daring for swashbucklers of level 100.
  • Murderous Flurry will now correctly modify Spinning Flurry as well as Flurry of Blades.
  • Dispatch Mastery will now properly display the amount of increased Fervor.

Bard

  • Minstrel's Aria grants Potency to Song of Magic and crit bonus overcap to Songster's Luck.

Dirge

  • Battle Cry now has the chance to trigger an effect that causes all abilities to strike for maximum damage while applied.
  • Skad's Striking grants an effect that increases the base auto-attack multiplier of group members to Fortissimo.

Coercer

  • Enhance Minds Eye will now add Crit Bonus Overcap and Fervor Overcap.
  • Increased Velocity grants an effect that increases the base auto-attack multiplier of group members to Velocity.

Outgoing profession ability damage has been adjusted by the following amounts on non-TLE servers.

  • Assassin: 20%
  • Berserker: 3%
  • Brigand: 9%
  • Bruiser: 3%
  • Channeler: 3%
  • Coercer: 3%
  • Dirge: 4%
  • Fury: 1%
  • Guardian: 3%
  • Illusionist: 1%
  • Inquisitor: 3%
  • Monk: 3%
  • Necromancer: 5%
  • Paladin: 5%
  • Shadowknight: 6%
  • Swashbuckler: 9%
  • Templar: 2%
  • Troubador: 5%
  • Warden: 6%
  • Warlock: 18%
  • Wizard: 16%

Outgoing profession ability damage has been adjusted by the following amounts on TLE servers.

  • Assassin: 15%
  • Brigand: 6%
  • Channeler: 5%
  • Coercer: 3%
  • Dirge: 3%
  • Illusionist: 3%
  • Inquisitor: 3%
  • Ranger: 12%
  • Swashbuckler: 6%
  • Troubador: 3%
  • Warlock: 9%
  • Wizard: 8%

ZONES

  • Lost City of Torsis: Ashiirian Court [Expert-Raid] is now avaliable via the Expert Dungeons Portal summoner.
  • Ruins of Kaesora: Ancient Xalgozian Temple [Expert-Raid] is now avaliable via the Expert Dungeons Portal summoner.

QUESTS

  • Save the Reets - The "Reet Marching Orders" no longer requires to be equipped for use.
  • Save the Reets - Deletion of the quest now removes the "Sebilis Cell Keys" from your inventory.
  • "The Greater Good" timed quest can no longer be started in Lost City of Torsis: Reaver's Remnants [Challenge Heroic], as it could never have been completed there.
  • The Dire Wolf Whisperer - The Dire Wolf Muzzle no longer requires to be equipped for use.

Update Notes: Thursday August 17, 2017

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Vaedenmoor Raids

  • Code has been put in place to prevent players from entering any version of the zone while still locked to a previous zone and/or not passed the minimum lockout time. Players will be banished from the zone if they fail this check regardless of any lockouts displayed on their lockout window.
  • This applies to Vaedenmoor: Heart of Nightmares [Raid] and Vaedenmoor: Realm of Despair [Raid].
  • Any previously saved zone instances have been reset.

Chamber of Rejuvenation [Raid]

  • Noxious Attuned can no longer be resisted.
  • Trakanon should now call out his target when he snaps his jaws.

Lost City of Torsis: The Shrouded Temple [Expert & Event Heroic]

  • The Meld of Haze is now immune to the ROOT effect from Terrestrial Coffin.

Nektulos

  • Jawharah Izzah, Shady Erudite at the Nektulos Docks, is now willing to sell Spiritbreaker to those channelers who have completed their epic quests.
  • Jawharah Izzah, Shady Erudite at the Nektulos Docks, is now willing to sell The Wards of Kelkarn to those troubadors who have completed their epic quests.

Sundered Splitpaw: Gladiator's Triumph

  • The Pit Champion will now correctly spawn at the end of the arena event.

ITEMS

  • Woven Vulcanized armor pieces from Lord Nagalik now possess additional defensive stats.
  • Stats on the Ring of Removal from King Drayek have been increased to match his other drops.
  • The Prismatic Greatsword of the Scale now has additional weapon skill bonuses.

QUESTS

  • The Truespirits' Lament - The shadowy creatures that start this quest have been disciplined. They will no longer attack or be visible until Destiny of Velious is available on TLE.

Days of Summer – Week Three

Yun Zi is back again this week with another quest! The merchant has a fresh list of locations that he's interested in having you visit for him. For your assistance, Yun Zi will grant you new rewards including ranged weapons and ranged slot adornments, a Fellowship of Stone focus rune, a ring, and an earring. Plus, if you're looking to decorate your home to match the summer season, he also has a Siren Enchantress Plushie and some Aqua Hanging Seaweed!

In order to complete Yun Zi’s new quest, you must have all of his previous quests finished! If you haven’t completed them yet, you’ll have to do some catching up before you can unlock the next set of summer rewards.

Yun Zi will have another quest available for you on Tuesday, August 22nd at 12:01AM PT. Quests will continue to unlock every Tuesday until summer comes to an end on Monday, October 2nd at 11:59PM PT.

Head on out there - new rewards await!

Update Notes: Thursday August 10, 2017

GENERAL

  • Added "Camera Shake" option under Display (advanced)  "Camera" to enable / disable camera shakes.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Chamber of Rejuvenation [Raid]

  • The reaction time for Prescient Gaze has been slightly increased.
  • The range for applying Noxious Attuned has been removed.
  • The duration of Noxious Attuned has been increased.

Isle of Refuge: Flight of Darathar [Raid]

  • Darathar should no longer hit players with his "Tail Lash" spell if they are not behind him.

Antonica

  • Blarton Blumble should no longer fall through the floor.
  • Hartok Woolyman should no longer fall through the floor.

ITEMS

  • Stats on several items (including the Mark of Adumbrate) have been updated to fit into low level progression.
  • Stats on N'Kazk's rare drops have been upgraded to match his difficulty.
  • Robe of the Beguiler and Flowing Robe of Immortality have been updated to include more caster oriented stats.
  • Stats on Commander Kulcath's loot (including his Searing Breastplate) have been upgraded to better fit progression.
  • The proc 'Necroism', which appears on several low level items, will now properly debuff its target's arcane resistance.
  • Increased stats on the Bone Bladed Claymore heritage quest reward, as well as its Electrified version.
  • Slightly increased stats on the White Dragon Tooth to bring it inline with progression.
  • All ethereal class runes that applied potency increases to specific spells now apply them as Fervor increases. This change applies to Assassin, Beastlord, Brigand, Bruiser, Dirge, Ranger, Troubador, Warlock, Wizard class runes.
  • Procs on Stein of Moggok and Golden Efreeti Boots should no longer break stealth.
  • Swfzk the Mad now drops an additional gi that is more defensive in nature than the Gi of Madness.
  • The Ascended Journeyman Primer will now set your Ascension experience to the correct minimum amount for the granted Ascension level.
  • Eternal Darkness will no longer Cause Curse of Darkness to apply to the raid.
  • Channel Mastery will no longer be modified apply by the spell tier of Channel.

FAMILIARS

  • Corrected a bug that allowed the Spidermech Defender and Cobalt Construct familiars from getting into a state where they would no longer heal.

ABILITIES

  • Corrected a bug that allowed some characters below adventure level 100 to gain ascension levels.
  • Added a check on all ascension spells that prevent them from being cast if you are below adventure level 100.

ASCENSION

  • The Ascension masters Aranolh Tol'Ren, Chosooth, Miragul, and Najena will set the experience of your active ascension class to the minimum to obtain its current level.

QUESTS

  • A Strange Black Rock - Quest journal now reminds you Scholar Al'Quylar is in Antonica.
  • The Eyes Have It - Queen Antonia will speak to you, even if you have completed "Blood ties."
  • Blood ties - Players who have completed "The Eyes Have It" but did not accept "Blood ties" when first offered, may now return to Queen Antonia to be offered quest.
  • The Truespirits' Lament - The shadowy creatures that start this quest will remain hidden until Destiny of Velious is available on TLE.
  • What Lies Beneath - Journal now specifies Ethan Dariani as the NPC to speak with.
  • The Four-Armed Man - The four-armed seeker is now visible to all players while fighting.
  • Jerol in Village of Shin now offers "a Summons from Osh" to those who have completed "The End of an Era".

Days of Summer – Week Two

Yun Zi’s second quest is now available! This week the tradesbear is looking for more help, and will be sending you high above Norrath to the Kingdom of Sky. Fulfill his request and he’ll reward you handsomely with a variety of new items including an Ascended Journeyman Bauble, a Cowl, a Charm, a Bracelet, and the Days of Summer Decoration Pack #2.

In order to take on Yun Zi’s new quest, you must first finish his previous quest! If you haven’t completed it yet, you’ll have to catch up before you can unlock the new set of summer rewards.

Yun Zi’s next quest will become available Tuesday, August 15th at 12:01AM PT. Quests will continue to unlock once per week until summer comes to an end on Monday, October 2nd at 11:59PM PT.

What are you waiting for? More adventures with Yun Zi await!

Update Notes: Tuesday August 08, 2017

TIME-LOCKED SERVER CONTENT RELEASE

The Sentinel's Fate mid year content releases on Stormhold.

  • Unseen Arcanum
  • Underfoot Depths
  • Icy Keep

The Shattered Lands mid year content releases on Fallen Gate.

  • The Bloodline Chronicles
  • The Splitpaw Saga

Update Notes: Wednesday August 2, 2017

TIME-LOCKED SERVER POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION

The Isle of Refuge: Darathar's Flight

  • Reduced the amount of melee damage dealt by Darathar on Time-Locked servers.

The Crypt of Vox

  • Reduced the amount of melee damage dealt by The Fragments of Vox on Time-Locked servers.

Days of Summer – Weekly Rewards

It’s time for some summer fun! And what better way to countdown the end of summer than helping out the ambling tradesbear, Yun Zi, to earn yourself some weekly rewards from his trove of inherited treasures. 

Maybe you’ve been away for a while and need a quick way to catch up to play with your friends or you need a bit of a boost so you can run those expert heroic zones, or perhaps your house is feeling a little stale and needs some redecorating? No matter what you need, Yun Zi has plenty of rewards to help you out! 

Each week from Tuesday, August 1st, 12:01AM PT to Monday, October 2nd at 11:59PM PT, Members can log into any character and earn rewards for all characters on their account by completing Yun Zi’s weekly quest! Yun Zi will have a new quest with unique rewards each week so be sure to help him out every week if you want to snag all of the possible rewards over the next two months. 

Yun Zi can be found in The Sundered Frontier, near the spires, and will have a new quest with new rewards available every Tuesday. This week’s rewards include a Cae'Dal Mercenary Geomancer, an increase of Divine Potency to level 30, Primary and Secondary Weapons and Adornments, and the Days of Summer Decoration Pack #1. Yun Zi’s second quest will become available Tuesday, August 8th at 12:01AM PT.

Future rewards range from a Summer Bloom Familiar, heroic level gear, additional divine potency levels, ascension focus adornments, the Mara Estate home and more!

The City Festival Starts in Kelethin

August is on the horizon and with it the New Halas Festival returns to Norrath! The festival begins on August 1st at 12:01am PT and runs until August 7th at 11:59pm PT. It can be found in Greater Faydark on the Green Knoll at 536, 44, 53.  This is just down the ramp from landing platform for the World Bell.. Visit the Far Seas caravan merchants to see all of the local specialities and other festival goods.

Update Notes: Tuesday August 1, 2017

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Vaedenmoor: Heart of Nightmares [Raid]

  • Terris-Thule will no longer speed up her casting of her AE spells with the removal of the "Daydream" spell.
  • Corrected an issue that would occasionally cause Saryrn and Terris-Thule to become immune to all damage.

Chamber of Rejuvenation [Raid]

  • Summoned Detonators should now prefer to arm themselves if there is an abundance of inert detonators already in play.
  • Increased the amount of time between Summoned Detonators slightly.
  • You can now use "detect weakness" on noxious clouds.

Arcanna'se Spire: Order and Chaos [Raid]

  • Shanaira the Prestigious should no longer require a specific one of two different combos for magic and physical damage.

Commune of K'Dal

  • K'Dal the Deceiver can once again be attacked when he spawns.

ITEMS

  • Tormented Visage now has a very short casting time.
  • Tormented Visage requires the caster to be in combat to maintain and no longer persists through death.
  • Expert's Prestigious Wand of Power no longer requires ammo.
  • Armor from the Summoned Ones have had their purple adornment slot changed to an orange adornment slot.
  • The following original raid bosses have been adjusted to ensure that they always drop fabled and legendary loot: Makuto and Shakuto, Arch Lich Udalan, King Zalak the Ancient, Overlord Oxulius, Mjolni the Bringer of Storms, Dythra the Gloombringer, Ar'ticae the Frost Maiden, Raegh the Protector, and Tremblar the Behemoth.

QUESTS

  • Wallflowers - The number of Thexian guards triggered by the last scrying stone has been reduced.

TINKERFEST

  • Bhoughbh Nova-Prime MkII's appearance can no longer be used through Possess Essence.