Update Notes: Tuesday April 16, 2019

ACCOUNT TO ACCOUNT TRANSFERS
Account to Account transfers are now available on the following servers: Skyfire, Isle of Refuge, Halls of Fate, Antonia Bayle, Fallen Gate, Maj’Dul, and Thurgadin.
They will not be available on the following servers: Kaladim, Nagafen, Drunder

To complete the transfer the following must be the case for both accounts involved:

  • Two Factor Authentication must be enabled, and the same information utilized on both accounts
  • The Country for both accounts must be the same
  • Both accounts must be active and in good standing

GENERAL

  • Reduced the experience granted by exploration.

TLE Servers

  • Guild Hall Trophy Pedastals are now available from the city merchants. Please look for Rabbleson near Qeynos Harbor and Polycethes in The City of Freeport.

NAGAFEN
Betrayal

  • You can now speak with the Priest of Discord in Freeport and Qeynos to become the alternate subclass of your class regardless of faction. NOTE: Doing this will give the player a one week lockout from being able to change again and will, in some cases, prevent them access to certain guildmaster services and/or merchants for their subclass. The Priest of Discord will also grant betrayal to the opposing faction with the same lockout penalty.

ZONES / POPULATION
General

  • Corrected an issue that caused The Seraph of the Stags to drop double loot.

Eryslai: The Empyrean Steppes [Raid/Mythic Raid]

  • Rinturion Windblade should no longer use his dance of blades ability quite as often, making the encounter a bit quicker.

Ragrax: Sepulcher of the Twelve [Raid]

  • Councilman Hyritus has been scolded for hiding from challenging raid forces.

Awuidor: The Adumbral Depths [Contested Raid]

  • Bosses will now respawn independently of other bosses. The portal to Coirnav will still open if all bosses have been defeated and close if any bosses are alive.
  • The Conch shell for the Kraken encounter can no longer be interacted with from outside of the Kraken encounter.

Nektulos Forest

  • Several exploration volumes should be easier to trigger, even if you are on a mount now.

Everfrost

  • Instead of changing items players have already looted we have increased the difficulty of the Seraph of the Stags to more accurately match the loot it drops and have increased the respawn timer to more accurately match other similar contested encounters.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Glub, Glub - Precipice of Awuidor is now spelled correctly.
  • Glub, Glub, Glub - Precipice of Awuidor is now spelled correctly.

ITEMS

  • Celestial Adornment of Increased Criticals (2H) may now be added to crossbows.
  • Celestial Adornment of Modified Power (2H) may now be added to crossbows.
  • Celestial Adornment of Raw Power (2H) may now be added to crossbows.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented Pas Yu from selling the "Against the Elements Ancient Spell Scrolls".
  • Updated the names and descriptions on Chaos Descending armor vouchers to more clearly indicate what they unlock.
  • The Sapswill Shawl now has a proper shoulder item icon.
  • Greenmist Particle is now spelled correctly.
  • Greenmist Residue is now spelled correctly.
  • Doomfire Lightly Singed Waistwrap is now spelled correctly.
  • Essence of Suppression is now spelled correctly.

QUESTS

  • The Screaming Mace - Now specifies updates must be obtained in the original Temple of Cazic-Thule, as opposed to the Fabled Temple of Cazic-Thule.
  • Where Help is Needed - Quest journal now indicates interacting with the empty plates is necessary to advance the quest.
  • The Traverler's Three Meanings of Life - Quest rewards a choice of jewelry, once again.
  • The Curious Augur's Three Meanings of Life - Quest rewards a choice of jewelry, once again.
  • The Angry Augur's Three Meanings of Life - Quest rewards a choice of jewelry, once again.
  • The Meandering Augur's Three Meanings of Life - Quest rewards a choice of jewelry, once again.
  • The Wanderer's Three Meanings of Life - Quest rewards a choice of jewelry, once again.

Fallen Gate to Antonia Bayle Server Merge

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, characters on the Fallen Gate server will be merged onto Antonia Bayle. Character transfer tokens will be handed out to all characters on Fallen Gate on April 16, 2019 for those interested in making a move prior to the merge.

In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, we've pulled together an FAQ that will help answer questions you may have about the merging process. If you have any additional questions about the merging process, please let us know on the forums! We'll keep the FAQ section below updated accordingly.

FAQ about the merger can be found here: https://www.everquest2.com/news/eq-fallen-gate-ab-merge-spring-2019

Update Notes: Tuesday April 9, 2019

ZONES / POPULATION
Lavastorm

  • Kabcar Trapitsa <Sootfoot Family Favor Vendor> has been reminded how much the Drakota Bone Trophy, Lava Blossom, and Lava Crystal are worth. He is willing to sell them, once more!


Sundered Frontier

  • Hua Mein house items can once again be purchased from Ra'di in the Hua Mein village.


Freeport

  • Pets can once again be purchased from Mulka the Skinner.


The Anchorage

  • Roped Stage Curtain, Stage Curtain, Stage Hanging Curtain Top, and Mischievous Drooping Curtains have had their status cost removed to purchase.
  • Researchers who were incorrectly displaying their ranks as "Rank II" should now show their correct rank.


Awuidor: The Adumbral Depths [Contested Raid]

  • Spawn timers have been reworked to prevent timers from becoming stuck if someone remains within the zone for long periods of time. Please use /bug for any issues encountered.
  • The Conch shell for the Kraken encounter can no longer be interacted with from outside of the Kraken encounter.


Eryslai: Empyrean Steppes [Raid]

  • The Avatars of Air should no longer check for the balancing of their health during their encounter.



ITEMS

  • Increased the harvesting stats granted by Brightfire, Essence of Arcanna'se to 80.
  • Corrected an issue that caused item leveling to not apply to all primary attributes evenly.

Changes to Gifting - Coming April 16, 2019

As of April 16th, 2019, restrictions on which players can send gifts will be changing. In order to send a gift, your account will have to meet the following requirements:

  • Account must have been active for at least 1 year
  • Account must be a current All Access Member

Players who have previously purchased Lifetime Memberships will fulfill the requirements for being a current All Access Member and will be able to send gifts as long as their account age has surpassed 1 year.
Happy gifting!

It's No Joke - Bristlebane Day Has Returned!

Mischief and hijinks lie in wait around every corner of Norrath! Bristlebane Day is the highest of silly days, a holiday that honors the Grand Prankster Fizzlethorpe Bristlebane who puts having fun first (especially when it comes at the expense of anyone or everyone else) - and you're invited to join in on the fun!

From now until April 11, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT, you can visit Enchanted Lands take part in a dizzying display of tricks, pranks, and laughter!

This year, we've also included a slew of new features for you to enjoy!

New Quest:

  • Pot of Luck - Help a troll named Zruk join in on the Bristlebane fun by helping her gather the lucky items that she has been looking for! She'll be more than happy to reward you for your help.


New Items and Craftables:

  • The Bristlebane Mechant has 9 new items available for you to purchase, including the Gryphon of a Different Color mount and Squeaky Cockatrice!
  • A new tradeskill recipe book "Perfectly Serious Items to Craft X" is now available from the Bristlebane Day merchant.

TLE Server Features:

  • If you're playing on Fallen Gate, you'll be able to take part in all of the Bristlebane mischief!
  • On Kaladim, Bristlebane Day will not be available.

 

If you're a part of the more cautious crew when it comes to Bristlebane Day and all of its tricks, then you can read more about the holiday on EQ2i.

And remember, be on the look out for some very special events that will occur only on April 1st! To find these, you may want to pay a visit to Enchanted Lands.

Update Notes: Tuesday March 26, 2019

GENERAL

  • Restored exploration experience to previous values until the Nagafen server unlocks the Desert of Flame expansion.


PVP

  • Fixed a bug where the bounty tracker would only look for the top 2 leaders of each mission type.


ZONES / POPULATION
General

  • Chaos Descending Tier 2 heroic dungeon bosses now drop twice as much treasure.
  • Chaos Descending Tier 1 and Tier 2 raid boss encounters drop twice as much treasure.
  • Reduced resolve and mitigation for Tier 2 heroic, and Tier 1 Raid encounters.
  • Reduced resolve on all Chaos Descending heroic and raid encounters to adjust for resolve no longer being increased by weapon leveling.
  • Celestial Voidwrought Runes will now drop 100% of the time from certain end zone raid bosses.

TLE Contested Raids

  • Many contested Raid targets have returned and have had their respawn rates adjusted to be more reasonable.

Portal to the Past: Southern Desert of Ro [Public Quest]

  • Dune spiders and desert asps should no longer be locked to players or groups who attacked them first.

Zraxth's Fabled Unseen Arcanum [Heroic]

  • Rhee'Gor in Frenzied mode can once again be defeated.

The Anchorage

  • A Mender, Banker, and Fuel merchant has been added to the unlocks for the rank unlocks within the Anchorage.

Vegarlson: Upheaval [Raid]

  • Sergie should now have a longer leash range.

Eryslai: The Aether Vale [Raid]

  • Xegony's Aegis of Winds spells should no longer apply a secondary reduction to additional types of damage types.

Castle Mischief [Raid]

  • Rougad the Jokester should now show his Focused Surge spell when it is applied to himself and Watchful Eye when applied to his target. The functionality of it has not changed.


ABILITIES

  • Corrected a bug that prevented Thorny Trap from casting at the level of the caster.
  • Corrected a bug that prevented Sigil of Heroism from casting at the level of the caster.
  • Corrected a bug that removed the heal component of Faith Strike on non-TLE servers.
  • Corrected a bug that caused the PvP duration of Knockdown to increase too rapidly as the triggering spell tier increased.


ITEMS

  • The Mischievous Castle should no longer teleport the entire group or raid to Cobalt Scar when used.
  • Epic spell scrolls above apprentice tier are now Heirloom.
  • Corrected a bug that prevented the Shattered Crown from being equipped by all classes.
  • The House Rating Trophy is no longer a stackable item.
  • Leveling items no longer increase resolve as they increase in level.
  • Breastplate of Militia Service - Item is now usable by templar (since inquisitor was already possible).
  • Slippers of Militia Service - Item is now usable by illusionist (since coercer was already possible).
  • Leggings of Militia Service - Item is now usable by monk (since bruiser was already possible).
  • Trousers of Militia Service - Item is now usable by illusionist (since coercer was already possible).
  • cloth sash: Primary Attributes decreased by 7, Stamina decreased by 7, Removed Ability Mod, Casting Skills decreased by 3
  • cloth scarf: Primary Attributes decreased by 7, Stamina decreased by 7, Removed Multi Attack Chance, Added 3 Offensive Skills
  • steel forged chainmail coat: Primary Attributes increased by 1, Stamina increased by 1
  • feysteel brigandine helm: Primary Attributes decreased by 7, Stamina decreased by 7, Removed Casting Time, Casting Skills decreased by 5, Added 1 Defensive Skills
  • feysteel brigandine wristguards: Primary Attributes decreased by 7, Stamina decreased by 7, Casting Skills decreased by 3
  • silvril vanguard barbute: Primary Attributes decreased by 7, Stamina decreased by 7, Casting Skills decreased by 3
  • Enchanted Coif of Displacement: Primary Attributes increased by 1, Stamina increased by 1
  • carbonite spear: Primary Attributes increased by 1, Stamina increased by 1


QUESTS

  • Anchorage missions will now grant status when completed.
  • A Missing Brother - Quest journal now specifies zone required is "The Willow Wood: Besieged Hamlet".

Update Notes: Tuesday March 19, 2019

 

GENERAL

  • Reduced the experience granted by exploration.

ZONES / POPULATION
The Anchorage

  • Adventurers or Tradeskillers who have completed the Mischief Managed quest series will now have their alternate characters on their account able to speak to and receive requisitions from Bondrin, Eifae, Jurie, and Hibbie within the Anchorage.
  • Dying (Somehow...) within the Anchorage should no longer leave the poor soul stuck within geometry upon reviving. This applies to the unfinished mine as well.
  • Hibbie Felfoot and Eifae Goldthorn should no longer announce to the zone about how unhappy they are with you about upsetting them. Though they will continue to be upset with you, you dirty rascal, you.
  • The Mischievous Castle should now allow 110 tradeskiller OR 110 adventurer to use the attached portal to Cobalt Scar instead of only 110 adventurer.
  • Corrected an issue that would occasionally prevent the scarred masses of coal from being able to have line of sight in order to harvest them.
  • The Mischievous Castle should now take players to the Anchorage entrance instead of the outrider camp in Cobalt Scar.

Castle Mischief [Raid]

  • The Celestial Voidwrought Rune set should now give the bonus within Castle Mischief.
  • Fizzlethrope Bristlebane has been asked to turn down his volume a bit... He is such a party animal.
  • The puppetshow curtain should now raise if you return to Castle Mischief after having previously progressed past the curtain in a previously saved zone, regardless how much Bristlebane attempts to troll your raid force. However, he may or may not change which paths are valid...

Fabled Runnyeye: The Gathering [Heroic & Solo]

  • More revive junctions have been added.

Time-Locked Servers

  • Shadowy stags should no longer spawn until the appropriate expansion has been enabled.

ABILITIES

  • Reduced the amount of potency granted by confront fear on Time-Locked servers.

TRADESKILLS

  • Mischievous recipes now require mischievous patterns.
  • Corrected a bug that reduced the stats granted by Pack Unicorn and Far Seas Pack Pegasus.

ITEMS

  • Corrected a bug on Arcanna'se Effigy of Rebirth and Altar of the Ancients that prevented their effects from reapplying.
  • Corrected a bug that prevented armor from Fabled Runnyeye from transmuting into Chaos Descending materials.
  • Reduced the primary attributes granted by Terror Yaulp.
  • Corrected a bug that granted Ring o' da Pazt double stats.
  • Restored the tradeskill stats on Shroud of Hidden Harvests, Ruthenium Clockwork Drape, Scholar's Cranial Capacitor.
  • Bejeweled Ring of Scales: Added 0.6 Potency, Primary Attributes increased by 5, Stamina increased by 5, Added 0.3 Crit Chance, Added 2.6 DPS, resists increased by 3, Offensive Skills increased by 1, Defensive Skills increased by 1, Hategain increased by 1.6
  • Prismatic Baton of the Scale: Potency increased by 0.6, Primary Attributes increased by 8, Stamina increased by 8, Added 0.5 Crit Chance, Added 0.8 Haste, Added 13 Ability Mod, Added 1.2 Max HP Percent, Added 0.5 Block Chance, Defensive Skills increased by 3
  • Prismatic Greatsword of the Scale: Potency increased by 1.2, Primary Attributes increased by 16, Stamina increased by 16, Added 1 Crit Chance, Added 6.4 DPS, Added 26 Ability Mod, Added 2.4 Max HP Percent, Offensive Skills increased by 3, Defensive Skills increased by 3
  • Prismatic Longsword of the Scale: Potency increased by 0.6, Primary Attributes increased by 8, Stamina increased by 8, Added 0.5 Crit Chance, Added 1.6 Multi Attack Chance, Added 13 Ability Mod, Added 1.2 Max HP Percent, Defensive Skills increased by 3, Hategain increased by 2.5
  • Prismatic Rod of the Scale: Potency increased by 0.6, Primary Attributes increased by 8, Stamina increased by 8, Added 0.5 Crit Chance, Ability Mod increased by 6, Added 1.4 Reuse Speed, Casting Skills increased by 3
  • Prismatic Scepter of the Scale: Potency increased by 0.6, Primary Attributes increased by 8, Stamina increased by 8, Added 0.5 Crit Chance, Added 3.2 DPS, Added 13 Ability Mod, Offensive Skills increased by 3
  • Prismatic Swiftblade of the Scale: Potency increased by 0.6, Primary Attributes increased by 8, Stamina increased by 8, Added 0.5 Crit Chance, DPS increased by 2.4, Added 13 Ability Mod, Offensive Skills increased by 3

LIVE EVENTS
Portal to the Past: Southern Desert of Ro [Public Quest]

  • The blazing heat of the Southern Desert of Ro has caused a slight reduction in hitpoints to those who inhabit it.

QUESTS

  • Mischief Managed: Duty and the Beast: Live Capture Traps should now update more reliably within Cobalt Scar.
  • Mischief Managed: Forming the Feyiron Skillets Guild will now properly update if you have completed the quest to convince Jurie to join the Anchorage prior to Hibbie.
  • Mischief Managed: Forming the Ak'Anon's Finest Guild will now properly update if you have completed the quest to convince Hibbie to join the Anchorage prior to Jurie.
  • Mischief Managed: Forming the All's Eye Guild should update more reliably for Eifae in Greater Faydark.

Update Notes: Saturday March 16, 2019

TWO NEW SERVERS
Kaladim

Nagafen

  • Event PvP Server
  • 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

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 will not have the ability to disable PvP experience rewards.

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.

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.

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 Ability Balance

  • PvP specific templates have been created for many spells that are too powerful in their base forms for PvP combat, such as control abilities (charm, fear, etc). These templates are intended to reduce their power to the desired balance of the ability, without removing their desirability entirely.

PvP General

  • Auto-Follow, and Auto-Run will break when hit in PvP combat.

MISCHIEF AND MAYHEM
Runnyeye Fabled
As is the nature of Bolgin Serilis' disaster-inducing creation – the goblin – wherever they go, mayhem follows. And nowhere on Norrath, or on any other known (and quite possibly unknown) plane of existence, is this more evident than within their underground citadel of Runnyeye. However, it's not just the Runnyeye clan of goblins causing a raucous heard as far away as The Fool's Gold. Oh no, they've decided to throw a party! A great gathering of goblins, from every nook and cranny, have descended into the dungy depths of Runnyeye, and are just waiting for someone to crash their party. That someone might as well be you, brave adventurers!

The Anchorage [Public Tradeskill]
The dust has settled, the parlay has ended. The armies of Freeport and Qeynos have retreated back to their respective cities. What remains of the New Combine? Very few have stayed behind to finish the work that all once believed was possible – and they need help. Whilhelm Nam’terin was once a dockmaster for the New Combine but he has since shared his dream to create a research society with to cultivate new and unique curiosities. Whilhelm is calling for the aid of any capable tradeskiller to help make this dream a reality. Do your part to help form the Anchorage! Those wishing to lend a hand can find Whilhelm near the Salt Breeze camp in Cobalt Scar if they have completed “The Scrivener’s Tale” quest series in Chaos Descending.

Public Tradeskill Apprentices
Band together with your tradeskiller allies and help these new academics research all new recipes! Much like personal tradeskill apprentices, they can discover new unique recipes over time. Anyone can help speed things along by completing new missions for them, which will reduce the amount of time needed for the active research task. You'll also earn a special currency by helping the researchers along through their requisitions. Once the research is completed, the recipes can be bought from a nearby merchant with your earned currency. These researched recipes are server-wide unlocks instead of just individual rewards and can be repurchased at any time!

More Information After the Jump

Update Notes: Tuesday March 5, 2019

GENERAL

  • Fixed an issue where accepting a enter zone confirmation, while grouped with a pet or mercenary, could cause the zone to crash.



ZONES / POPULATION
Vegarlson: Upheaval [Raid]

  • Sergie the Blade should no longer run away like a cowardly dog when she respawns.


The Fabled Clefts of Rujark

  • A fancy steel key has the possibility of dropping from Captive Coin Trademasters, once again.



QUESTS

  • Portal to the Past: Southern Desert of Ro: Encounters should no longer break and prevent the Ancient Cyclops from being killed or otherwise prevent it from dropping treasure.

The Chronoportal Phenomenon is Back!

For years we have been witness to mysterious portals across the Shattered Lands, which have allowed us to travel back in time to the Age of Turmoil. Norrathian's studies into these portals have furthered the knowledge of chronomancy, and led to many breakthroughs. The appearance of these portals is now recognized as being a part of the annual phase in which the barrier to the stream of the past is the thinnest. It is that time once again, and your help is needed!

Seek out the chronomancers in Myrist, the Coliseum of Valor, Antonica, The Commonlands, Enchanted Lands, Thundering Steppes, Steamfont Mountains, Lavastorm, Sinking Sands, Feerrott, or Moors of Ykesha. During this phase, they will be holding the portals to the Chronostream open. Step into the time between times, from where you’ll be able to venture to the Age of Turmoil and help investigate this wondrous magic. Your accomplishments will surely be rewarded.

The Chronoportals have already appeared in Norrath, but act quickly! They will only remain open through Sunday, March 31, 2019.

In returning to the past, history is bound to repeat itself... but this year, there's new content for you to discover, too!

New Fabled Zones:

  • New Fabled level 110 versions of the Portal to the Past zones are now available, and will include new treasures!
  • These new Fabled zones will also work for those who are looking to complete the returning Time Traveler Achievement, or the Hunt the Past Quest.

New Public Quest: 

  • You can find "Camping the AC!" located in the Portal to the Past: Southern Desert of Ro. Completing this quest will reward you with new rewards!

New Portals:

  • Entry portals to The Chronoweave appear to have opened up in The Commonlands, Myrist, and the Coliseum of Valor.

New Items:

  • Erben Delki, the Chronoportal merchant in The Chronoweave, is now selling the following 6 new items:
    • Heat Upon You
    • To the Tavern
    • The City of Hate
    • Islands of Sky
    • A Dire Warning
    • Golden Firiona Vie Statue
  • Plus, everyone who logs on during the event (between now and March 31, 2019) will receive the "Rise of Kunark" house painting!

TLE servers:

  • On the Fallen Gate server, the entire event will be active!

 

If all this talk of time travel has spun your head in circles, you can review an in-depth guide to the Chronoportal Phenomenon and its returning features over at ZAM


Will you step through the Chronoportals before they shut on March 31st?