Incoming Patch Tomorrow Morning

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 6:30 AM PT* for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately 7 hours.

October 18, 2017
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*** Highlights ***

- Stored AA points greater than 3 times your level will now be removed after logging out. The earned-limit remains 2 times your level. See the AA section below for details.


*** Items ***

- Added kick skill damage to Darkened Cobalt Breastplate, Darkened Tolan's Darkwood Breastplate, and Darkened Wild Lord's Tunic. Added Tiger Claw skill damage to Darkened Wild Lord's Tunic. 


*** Tradeskills ***

- Restored the Brew Barrel, Jewelry Table, Kiln, Oven, and Pottery Wheel to the neighborhood. 
- Corrected an issue that restricted the spell research table in the Plane of Knowledge to casters only.


*** Quests And Events ***

- Doorstep of War (Raid & Mission) - Fixed a bug that could cause the 'You Be The Hero' achievement to fail if enemies are killed by certain spell effects. 
- In Defense of Health - Fixed a text error that could mislead people into trying to kill things out of order in the Vile Brutes version. 
- Edmuund's Plight - Icecore will now spawn in Frostcrypt.
- Key to Charasis - Reduced the chance for Chancellor of Di`Zok to spawn.


*** Spells ***

- Paladin - Modified the recourse from the Challenge for Honor line so that it will absorb incoming melee damage even if there is a Vie effect on you.
- Shaman - Extended the range for the healing portion of all ranks of the Healing Counterbias line to 300. 
- Made the following improvements to the amount of aggro generated by spells:
- - Fixed an issue that prevented abilities like Spell Casting Subtlety and Bold Attacks from improving the aggro of your first spell against a target.
- - Fixed an issue that prevented abilities like Bold Attacks from improving the aggro generated by hate-over-time spells (Ex: Impose for Honor).
- - Fixed an issue that prevented abilities like Spell Casting Subtlety from reducing the aggro generated by damage-over-time spells.


*** AA ***

- Stored AA points greater than 3 times your level will now be removed after logging out. The earned-limit remains 2 times your level.
- - You will now be prompted to purchase any available AA abilities prior to camping if you are over the stored-limit.
- - Free-to-play members who exceed the stored-limit will be allowed to purchase abilities until their stored AA total is below the stored-limit.
- Added a 'Buy All' button to the Alternate Advancement Window which allows you to purchase as many ranks of an AA ability as you can afford.
- All - Moved Item Effect abilities from the General to the Special tab. 
- All - Fixed a bug that prevented abilities that grant resistance to specific effects, such as Mental Fortitude, from working. Reduced the effective percentage of these lines now that the abilities function.
- Multiple - Consolidated Shielding Resistance, Sinister Strikes, and Slippery Attacks to be ranks of Ambidexterity. 
- Multiple - Consolidated Quicker Damage to be additional ranks of Quick Damage. 
- Multiple - Consolidated Body and Mind Rejuvenation to be rank 4 of Mental Clarity and an equivalent rank 7 of Innate Regeneration. The ability lines were refunded with this change. 
- Multiple - Consolidated Natural Healing to be ranks 4-6 of Innate Regeneration. The ability lines were refunded with this change. 
- Multiple - The ability line Tactical Mastery has been renamed Strikethrough. 
- Multiple - Consolidated Fortify Companion and Companion's Agility, Blessing, Durability, and Sturdiness into a single ability, Companion's Fortification. 
- - The ability retains the passive benefits of all the consolidated lines. 
- - Activating the ability triggers Fortify Companion and Companion's Blessing. 
- - Companion's Blessing now serves as a preemptive buff that will trigger its healing and mitigation effects if your pet drops below 40% health. 
- Multiple - Consolidated Companion's Aggression, Alacrity, Fury, and Wrath into a single ability, Companion's Fury. The ability lines were refunded with this change. 
- Multiple - Renamed Companion's Divine Aura to Companion's Intervening Divine Aura and changed its functionality. The ability now places a buff on your pet that will trigger invulnerability should its health drop below 20%. 
- Multiple - Consolidated Pet Affinity to be a rank of Suspended Minion and renamed the line Companion's Suspension. 
- Multiple - Consolidated Pet Discipline and Companion's Relocation into a single line, Companion's Discipline. 
- Bard, Rogue - Consolidated Advanced Trap Negotiation to be ranks of Thief's Intuition. 
- Berserker, Warrior - Consolidated Ferocity, Flurry, and Punishing Blade to be ranks of Burst of Power. 
- Cleric, Shaman - Refunded Extended Elixirs and reduced the level required to purchase ranks 1-3 of Prolonged Salve. 
- Druid, Wizard - Refunded Hastened Recall and added 6 additional ranks to the Secondary Recall and Tertiary Recall abilities that offer hastening. 
- Necromancer, Shadowknight - Consolidated Feigned Minion to be ranks of Companion's Discipline. The ability lines were refunded with this change.
- Necromancer, Shadowknight - Consolidated Deathly Pact and Intrinsic Efficiency to a single line, Embalmer's Efficiency. The ability lines were refunded with this change.
- Paladin, Shadowknight - Consolidated Flurry, Knight's Advantage, and Speed of the Knight to be ranks of Burst of Power. 
- Paladin, Shadowknight, Warrior - Fixed an issue that prevented the buffs triggered by Weapon Stances from taking effect immediately upon changing weapons.
- Bard - Staunch Recovery will now restore mana for bards.
- Bard - Consolidated Allegretto of Battle, Flurry, Harmonious Attack, and Vivace of Conflict to be ranks of Burst of Power. The ability lines were refunded with this change. 
- Bard - Consolidated Total Domination to be ranks of Domination Mastery. 
- Beastlord - Consolidated Bestial Frenzy and Primal Fury to be ranks of Burst of Power. 
- Beastlord - Consolidated Bestial Bloodrage to be ranks of Companion's Fury. 
- Cleric - The ability line Righteous Zeal has been renamed Burst of Power.
- Druid - Consolidated Mastery of Nature to be ranks of Dire Charm.
- Enchanter - Consolidated Animation Empathy and Companion's Relocation to be ranks of Companion's Discipline. The ability lines were refunded with this change.
- Enchanter - Consolidated Forceful Banishment to be ranks of Beguiler's Banishment and Beguiler's Directed Banishment. 
- Enchanter - Ability: Enchant Planar Alloy and Ability: Mass Enchant Planar Alloy will now activate at level 85 and 86 respectively. 
- Magician - Refunded Hastened Heart of the Elements and added 7 additional ranks to Heart of Flames, Ice, Stone, and Vapor that offer hastening. 
- Magician - Consolidated Frenzied Burnout to be ranks of Companion's Fury. Reduced the number of counters on Virulent Talon and increased the amount of damage done by Virulent Talon Strike. 
- Magician - Consolidated Quick Summoning, Improved Reclaim Energy, and Intrinsic Efficiency to be ranks of Conjurer's Efficiency. 
- Monk - Consolidated Ferocity, Punishing Blade, and Rapid Strikes to be ranks of Burst of Power. The ability lines were refunded with this change. 
- Monk - Consolidated Tactical Mastery to be ranks of Strikethrough. The ability lines were refunded with this change.
- Monk - Consolidated Critical Mend and Hastened Mend into a single line, Improved Mend. 
- Necromancer - Consolidated Frenzy of the Dead to be ranks of Companion's Fury. 
- Ranger - Consolidated Ferocity, Lightning Strikes, and Punishing Blade to be ranks of Burst of Power. The ability lines were refunded with this change. 
- Ranger - The ability line Keen Blade has been renamed Strikethrough. 
- Rogue - Consolidated Flurry to be ranks of Burst of Power. 
- Shaman - Fixed a bug that prevented Focus: Regenerating Counterbias from functioning. 
- Shaman - The ability line Double Attack has been renamed Burst of Power. 
- Shaman - Consolidated Pathosis and Extended Pathosis to be ranks of Malosinete. 
- Shaman - Consolidated Wind of Pathosis to be ranks of Wind of Malosinete. 
- Warrior - Fixed a bug that prevented Hastened Flash of Anger from functioning. 
- Wizard - Consolidated Sustained Devastation and Hastened Devastation to be ranks of Frenzied Devastation. 
- Wizard - Consolidated Hastened Fury of the Gods and Fury of Druzzil, E`ci, Kerafyrm, and Ro into a single line, Fury of the Gods. 
- - All ranks of this ability will now focus all direct-damage spells, abilities, and effects. 
- - The damage focus now scales from 75 at rank 1 to 3600 at rank 53. 
- - All ranks now increase base-damage rather than ranks 1-7 increasing total-damage and 8+ increasing base-damage. 
- - Reduced the hastening ranks from 3 to 2 minutes per rank and reduced the duration to 4 minutes. 


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Added the /run command to make your character run if it isn't. This command is not toggleable (i.e. /run will never make you walk).


*** UI ***

- Fixed a crash related to the Find Item Window and custom UIs.
- Added a new message to the server select screen that indicates when the server is too busy to process your login request.
- Fixed a crash related to the /pick window and custom UIs.
- Updated the spell information window so that it shows more consistent information when you inspect buffs or debuffs.
- - Added the ability for spell descriptions to display links to other spells.
- - Clicking on a spell icon from the spell description will generate a new link in your chat window. Press enter to share the spell in a clickable link.
- - You can also right-click on any of your buffs and choose the option 'Link spell to chat' to generate a spell link.
- Corrected an issue where the advanced loot window sometimes wouldn't list group members in the Give to: and Set all to: fields.
- Corrected an issue where loot filters in the loot filters window could have duplicate item entries.

- Changed -

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*** Previously Updated ***

- Corrected an issue that allowed flagged players to exist in Anguish but not enter it.
- Access to Anguish (Quest) - It is no longer necessary to get a hidden 7th flag in order to loot items within Anguish. 
- Access to Anguish (Quest) - Fixed a problem with 85/15 access not working for Anguish. 



- The EverQuest Team

Update Notes: Tuesday October 17, 2017

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
The Djinn Masters Prism

  • Decreased damage on Rage of the Djinn.

ITEMS

  • Level 50 and 60 Hex Doll stats have been updated to match similar gear.

Gear Up, Level Up Week 3

A new week of Gear Up, Level Up has arrived!

From 12:01AM PT on Monday, October 16, 2017, to Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 11:59PM PT ALL players on Live Servers will be granted double loot! If you also have an All Access membership, you'll also receive double Ascension XP!

Players on Progression Servers will be see a double Familiar drop rate!

Be sure you make the best of these bonuses - after Sunday, they'll be replaced with different perks! Don't forget to check back so that you can make the most of Gear Up, Level Up.

Hear that Howl? Nights of the Dead is Here!

When you aren't quite sure whether the chill you felt was the cold fall air or something... else... the one thing you can be certain of is that it's time for Nights of the Dead!

From now until Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 11:59PM PT you can celebrate the season of haunts with a slew of special features!

There are many ways for all Norrathians to join in on the festive fun. Those inclined to celebrate the holiday through crafting will find a new book of recipes containing a number of new house items sold by event merchants. Has the full moon got you feeling extra adventurous? Hunt ghosts in Antonica and the Commonlands, investigate some spooky haunted locations, or grab a shovel and dig up a ghoulish good time in any of the decorated cities! 

Curious as to what chilling new features you'll find during this year's event?

TLE Servers:

  • A special holiday merchant has arrived on Fallen Gate! Located in Freeport and Qeynos Capitol District, he'll sell a number of haunted items.
  • On Stormhold, you can enjoy all the thrills of Nights of the Dead! (Exception: A lost necklace cannot be looted from A Gleaming Chest in The Hedge Hollow.)

 New Event:

  • Wake the Dead – Grab a shovel and scare up some tricks or treats in the cities!

 New Quest:

  • Broken Mirrors – This shattering new quest will be available yearly!

New Collection:

  • Frightfully Frosted Cupcakes (added to Pumpkin Bomb)

 New Achievements:

  • Baying at the Moon [Series]
  • Calcified skeleton kills [Series] - Boneafied Threat / Dead Wringer / Skeleton Crew
  • Wake the Dead

 New Items to Purchase:

  • New costume illusions are available, including a Sarnak Skeleton, Thullosian Ogre, Rujarkian Orc, and Gooblin!
  • New house items
  • New Petamorph Wands
  • And more!

If you aren't familiar with all of the haunts and hijinks that are a part of Nights of the Dead, you can read more information on EQ2i

Don't miss out on this scarily good time - the ghosts and ghouls aren't planning on sticking around forever!

Gear Up, Level Up is Back!

Gear Up, Level Up has returned to Norrath once more! Gear Up, Level Up is a time when special weekly bonuses become available to help you prepare for the upcoming expansion, Planes of Prophecy. This year, different bonuses will be available each week for players on both Live and Progression Servers!

The first week of bonuses begins  at 12:01AM PT on Monday, October 2, 2017, and will run until Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 11:59PM PT.

This week, ALL players on Live Servers will be granted double Ethereal Currency during the final week of the summer Ethereal Rewards event! This will stack with the event's ongoing triple rewards bonus, meaning players will receive SIX TIMES more Ethereal Currency!

Players on Progression Servers will be granted double XP for their first week of bonuses!

 

These rewards will swap out after Sunday, so be sure to use this time wisely! You can check back next Monday to see what special bonuses the next week of Gear Up, Level Up will bring to Norrath.

Update Notes: Tuesday October 3, 2017

ZONES AND POPULATION
Vaedenmoor: Heart of Nightmares [Raid]

  • Terris-Thule and Saryrn have had their damage thresholds adjusted. They should no longer panic and wipe the raid, instead they should take action to counter the increased incoming damage.

TIME-LOCKED PROGRESSION SERVERS

  • Encounters will now gain reduced mitigation based on how far below the current expansion level cap they are. This value changes when a new expansion with a level cap increase, so as the level cap increases it becomes easier to level characters in less populated older content.

QUESTS

  • Unsafe Harbor - Quest map RoI for Vishra in the Sovereign House of Qeynos is now accurate.
  • The "Travels" of Yun Zi - Kunark or Bust - Venril's Crown should be easier to accurately trigger now, even on a mount.

ITEMS

  • Completion of the class city quests in Qeynos now rewards cloaks matching those of the Freeport quests. The level 60 versions of the cloaks may now be purchased from the city merchants Oodifo and Viducius Festus once the appropriate quest has been completed.
  • Several Treasured drops from The Gates of Ahket Aken have been upgraded to Legendary. Encounters in this zone will no longer drop chests containing only Treasured gear.
  • Bold Malevolent Leather Forearms now has an appearance.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented Ascendants Graces from properly applying its modifier.

It's the Final Week for Days of Summer Questing!

It's the final week for Days of Summer questing, Norrathians! Head on over to the Sundered Frontier to offer Yun Zi one last helping paw - you'll be scouring the seas for him this week. Completing Yun Zi's last quest will get you the Primus of Tol'Ren, an Acension Focus Rune: Ascendants Grace, a breastplate, the Days of Summer Decoration Pack #9, and the highly-coveted Mara Estate Home!

In order to complete this final quest, you'll have to make sure you've already finished all of Yun Zi's previous quests!

 

The Days of Summer will come to an end on Monday, October 2nd at 11:59PM PT. After this date passes, you will no longer be able to complete Yun Zi's quests. The ambling tradesbear himself will be sticking around past the end of summer, but make sure you've wrapped up all your summer questing before it's too late!

 

You'll want to move quickly, adventurer - summer will be ending soon!

Update Notes: Tuesday September 26, 2017

ZONES AND POPULATION
The Clefts of Rujark

  • Corrected a bug that could prevent Rak'jallar from spawning.

The Gates of Ahket Aken

  • Corrected a bug that could prevent Ahk'Mun Rhoen, Malkonis D'Morte, Akh'Uzh Orus, and Amenophis Adofo from spawning.

QUESTS

  • The Price of the Crown - The stalking timber wolves now scale in challenge more appropriately.
  • The Price of the Crown - The stalking timber wolves no longer respawn immediately.

ITEMS

  • Rewards from the Beetle Herding questline in Sinking Sands now have stats appropriate to their level.

Vulak`Aerr and Fippy Darkpaw are merging!

We haven't seen this in a while, server merges!

On October 18, 2017 Vulak`Aerr server will be merging into the Fippy Darkpaw server.

To see details on this transaction, click here.

Also you should be seeing spell SPA slots up to 32 now on spells. I am working on other spell fixes such as the unknowns and other spell SPA information that isn't showing up like it should.

Moonlight Enchantment is Back

The monthly live event Moonlight Enchantments starts tonight! The grottos will open on the 20th at 12:01am PT and close on the 21st at 11:59pm PT. The time applies directly with no conversion to all servers.


Check out our Moonlight Enchantments guide and peek at the rewards!