Tinkerfest is LIVE! Ends Aug 2

Like clockwork, Tinkerfest has returned!

Take up your favorite wrench and celebrate all things gnomish, be they metal, combustive, mathematical, experimental, or a combination thereof! Adventures, rewards, buyables and crafted items await you, both new and familiar. You won’t want to miss all of the fun at Gnomeland Security, your headquarters for all things Tinkerfest, in Steamfont Mountains.

This year’s event runs through Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 11:59PM PDT.

Update Notes: Tuesday July 18, 2017

SUMMER ETHEREALS

  • Increased the maximum Ethereal reward chances from 3 to 4.
  • Added a forced description to the Ethereal cloak merchant lists to correct an issue where it did not always display the purchase requirements on the upgraded cloaks.
  • Two new [Heroic] daily missions that each reward a Sathirian Ethereal crate are now available from Okzilin Obulus Frontier within Crusaders' Cave at 526.8, 252.5, 1295.1.
  • Both missions can be completed each day, but only one can be active at a time.
  • Both missions can only be updated and completed within a Kunark Ascending dungeon labeled [Heroic].
  • Neither mission will be granted if you already received 4 Sathirian Ethereal reward crates for the day. Because of this restriction, neither mission can be shared.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
General

  • Corrected an issue that prevented global buffs from applying to some base game content encounters, including Venekor within Spirits of the Lost.

Vaedenmoor: Heart of Nightmares [Raid]

  • Corrected an issue that would sometimes cause the Monolith of Nightmares and Monolith of Torment to not spawn for the final encounter when an add was killed.
  • Waking Dream and Waking Nightmare adds should no longer occasionally forget to tell their boss that they are no longer around between pulls.

ABILITIES
Ranger

  • Corrected an issue with Heartseeker Hawk that granted them double the benefit from some stat buffs.

QUESTS

  • All classes may now select any of the rewards for Karg's Gratitude.

ITEMS

  • Fragile as Glass will no longer stack from multiple casters.
  • Added the missing primary stats to all Inheritance Merchant rewards.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented the effect from the Polished Granite Tomahawk from applying.

Update Notes: Thursday July 13, 2017

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
General

  • Fracture, the Inheritance Merchant has returned to Freeport and Qeynos.

Vaedenmoor: Heart of Nightmares [Raid]

  • Terris-Thule's "Drain Life" ability should no longer hit the entire raid. It should work the same way as it does in Vaedenmoor: Realm of Despair[Raid].
  • The allowable deaths in the Summoned Foes encounter has been increased.
  • The platforms in the Summoned Foes encounter no longer randomize colors beyond the first time.

Chamber of Rejuvenation [Raid]

  • The allowable deaths in the Trakanon encounter has been increased.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
Time-Locked Servers

  • Corrected an issue that prevented Personae Reflection from being affected by Time-Locked Server pet balance.

QUESTS

  • Set Sail For Slaver's Isle - The Rujarkian and dervish mobs on Slavers' Isle have been reduced in number and should be less likely to overwhelm.

ITEMS

  • Level 90 fallen gate inheritance rewards now have red adornment slots instead of purple.
  • Brawlers have been removed from the allowable classes on fallen gate inheritance shields.
  • Scouts, except Beastlords, have been removed from the allowable classes on fallen gate inheritance two handed weapons.

Ethereal Drops

  • Corrected a bug that prevented the earned ethereal count from resetting to 0. Ethereal daily counts have all been reset with this patch, and players will earn double Ethereal Currency until midnight PST on 7/13/2017.
  • Lakathen, The Traveler will now display all Ethereal Rewards, including the rewards for future Ethereal Waves.

Time-Locked Servers

  • Several x2 encounters will now more reliably drop legendary loot. This includes Dreadwake in Everfrost, Ladon in Commonlands, Anguis in Antonica, and Doomsqual in Thundering Steppes.
  • Several solo and heroic spawns in Lavastorm have had their loot adjusted to be more in line with progression. These same bosses should now drop legendary quality gear more frequently.

Update Notes: Tuesday July 11, 2017

PUBLIC QUESTS

  • It should be much harder for mercenaries to hold aggro against The Omen Feeder.

PROVING GROUNDS

  • The reward for completing a checkpoint in a heroic proving ground has been increased from 1 to 2 Marks of Glory.
  • The reward for completing a the final checkpoint in a heroic proving ground has been increased from 5 to 10 Marks of Glory.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Arcanna'se Spire: Order and Chaos [Raid]

  • Corrected an issue that could occasionally cause Shanaira the Prestigious to call for multiple combos before her 20% script.

Vaedenmoor: Heart of Nightmares [Raid]

  • Recognition spells should now persist through death during the final encounter.
  • Waking adds should now despawn when the encounter resets during the final encounter.
  • Corrected an issue which prevented Saryrn's adds from spawning.
  • Touched by Torment and Touched by Nightmares should now be incurable but allow the player to cancel it by right clicking.
  • Drain Life should now give a message when it hits a slacking player... Slackers...

Munzok's Material Bastion [Raid]

  • Munzok should no longer multiply his healing to such large amounts for the "Tap Veins" spell.

Time-Locked Servers

  • The Beastlord and Channeler Trainers should now be visible in Freeport and Qeynos.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
General

  • Corrected an issue that prevented Cascading Force from applying the disease damage hits from its combo without first having cast Granite Protector.

Guardian

  • Sentinel now has an effect for the grandmaster and ancient spell tiers at all level ranges.

QUESTS

  • Finding the Investigator - Investigator Curfeld will respawn faster now.
  • The Missing Recruit - Soltrin's corpse now uses a widget icon, and can now give Soltrin's field kit even if the player's inventory is full.
  • The Missing Recruit - Deletion of the quest now removes Soltrin's field kit from the player's inventory.

TRADESKILLS

  • Increased the chance of receiving the Awakened Abilities recipe scroll.

ITEMS

  • Lost Mist Cloth Robe and Expert's Lost Mist Cloth Robe now have a valid appearance... Sorry to all naked players running around!
  • Corrected an issue that prevented buffs from leveled up Familiars from stacking with the Familiars base stat buffs.
  • After completing the Stein of Moggok heritage quest, scouts and fighters will now be able to purchase a wieldable "Stein of Moggokian Brew" from the Shady Swashbuckler.
  • The initial trigger rate on Celestial gate has been reduced so that the display of "Triggers about # times per minute" more accurately reflects the overtime trigger chance.
  • Corrected an issue with the Pale Armored Albino Warg and Dark Armored Albino Warg that prevented the mount from appearing visually.

SUMMER ETHEREALS

  • Completing missions in Kunark Ascending expert zones will now reward Sathirian Ethereal coins, and a chance to receive and Ethereal Adornment or cloak. Each character may recieve up to three per day. Sathirian Ethereal may be exchanged for rewards with Lakathen, the Traveler in the Obulus Frontier.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION

  • Collections may now be seen in the Stormhold dungeon after level 10, instead of level 50 on Time-Locked Servers.

Time-Locked Servers

  • Mentoring has been re-enabled on Time-Locked Server.

Thurgadin Server Restart July 8th

The Thurgadin server will be restarted at 4:00 UTC with an approximate one hour downtime. There are no notes associated with this maintenance.

Double Status & Win Gateway Adventure Pack!

Over the next seven days we’re giving you even MORE reasons to log into EverQuest II! Starting Friday, June 30 at 12:01AM PDT and ending Thursday, July 6 at 11:59PM PDT look for the following bonuses:

DOUBLE STATUS! This applies to personal and guild status.

Familiars will have an additional chance to drop all week!

Marketplace Specials! Take up to 50% OFF Mounts, Heritage Armor Sets, and Player Studio Items!

These bonuses apply to ALL servers, even the new Fallen Gate Time-Locked expansion server that just opened! Don’t know what the Fallen Gate server is? Learn more here!

WIN a Gateway to Adventure Pack

We want you to start your adventure well equipped on Fallen Gate with the Gateway to Adventure Pack! Starting Friday, June 30 at 12:01AM PDT and ending Thursday, July 6 at 11:59PM PDT we’ll give away three of these packs to random lucky winners! Just give us your best character screenshot and you could be a winner. It's that simple!

Learn more about this sweepstakes, and enter to win here.

 

Haven’t heard about the Gateway to Adventure Pack? Check it out here

Update Notes: Thursday June 29, 2017

GENERAL

  • Added a confirmation to removing a chat tab. This can be disabled at Options > User Interface > Chat Window > Confirm Remove Tab.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Chamber of Rejuvenation [Raid]

  • Summoned Detonators no longer gain immunity from mez and stun once they have been mezzed or stunned.
  • Corrected an issue which sometimes caused Trakanon to not use his Bursting Spores ability.
  • Drag type abilities will no longer work on Trakanon.

QUESTS

  • Sleek Wolf Hides - Erwin Rohan now has the proper quest completion icon.
  • Some Nice Bear Hides - Danielle Clothspinner now has the proper quest completion icon.
  • Turning Turtle - The second pile of turtle shells can now also be gathered.
  • Complex Rime - Mazni's Summoning Stone can once again be used to summon the Effigy of Mazni.
  • A Bone to Grind - Defeating the Bonegrinder in Befallen: Cavern of the Afflicted [Agnostic] now updates the quest.
  • Rumors of the Grender - Characters can no longer get stuck next to the Grender totem directly under the Order of the Arcane in Greater Faydark.

ITEMS

  • The level 100 Shiny Brass Halberd and the Shiny Brass Shield have exchanged their Shiny Brass stats with each other.

Backend Authentication/Login Update

Please be aware that around 10:00 AM Pacific, on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, we'll be implementing a backend change to our authentication/login systems. Your session should be maintained after this update until you close the browser/tab.

When you next visit the site you will be asked to log in again. Your original authentication details will still work and be retained on our new system. If, in the future, you change your email or password you will now be required to log in again at that time.

If you should have any issues with your account as a result of this update, please reach out to me directly at accounts@zam.com or via our support portal: http://help.zam.com

Thank you! Have a great day!

Update Notes: Tuesday June 27, 2017

GENERAL

  • Guild Experience now increases by a linear amount above level 150, instead of an increasing curve. This means the experience required for each level above 150 has decreased, and some guilds will see a retroactive increase in their guild level.

TIME-LOCKED SERVERS

  • Channeler and Beastlord classes are now available.
  • Research is now available.
  • Collectible nodes (shinies) may now only be seen if you are within 10 adventure or tradeskill levels of the zone the node is located in.

CENSUS

  • Fixed a bug where Max Melee and Max Magical Hit were exceeding limits for character exports.

PROVING GROUNDS

  • The reward for defeating the final boss in a heroic Proving Ground has been increased from 2 to 5 Marks of Glory.

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

  • Territus should no longer cause the spell "Mark of Nobility" to damage ally pets.
  • Baliath should now take longer to start regenerating after he leaves the playable area and returns.
  • Corrected an issue where if you had the Golden Recognition spell on, you could not execute that part of the script the spell implies.

Chamber of Rejuvenation [Raid]

  • Trakanon no longer forces a tank swap. Swapping tanks is now fully up to the fighters engaged in the encounter.
  • Detonators should now auto-engage the raid instead of waiting till they are damaged.

Arcanna'se Spire: Order and Chaos [Raid]

  • Added messaging to Shanaira the Prestigious' spell combo phase for feedback purposes. Correctly countering her powerful magic should now point out which spells were used as well as who completed the combo.

ABILITIES

  • Completed the first pass on an overall damage output adjustment for all classes. These changes have a separate modifier on live, time-locked, and Proving Grounds servers, so that they can be separately adjusted.

Fallen Gate

  • Channeler heals heal for a percentage of the targets max health on the Fallen Gate server. Percentage heals are increased by the spells level and tier, but do not benefit from caster stats.

QUESTS

  • The Shining Metallic Robe should now be correctly referred to as "Shining" in all instances.
  • Will of the Stormhammers - Brelaine will now break the dwemer for those who may have died or lost connection between approaching the Stone of Kaladim and watching her work her magic.
  • A Mind of My Own - Yapsnarl kobolds are drawn to the bowl of Terratrodder chuck much sooner now.
  • Secrets of Runnyeye - Players that do not yet know Goblish are now able to spawn and fight the Book of Baylzuthak.
  • Secrets of Runnyeye - Players that do not yet know Goblish are not able to read the Book of Baylzuthak, but are given direction to learn the language.
  • A Clockwork Snoop - Gnome Observatrons are removed from the player's inventory when the quest is deleted.
  • A Water Tight Case - The underwater chest now provides text when players have "A Water Tight Case" but not "A Crusade to Faydwer."
  • A Stealthy Guarding - Quest now updates consistently for the group when the mob of Blackscale terror attackers are defeated.
  • Return of the Light - The Lucanic Knight Initiate can no longer be damaged until a certain event transpires.
  • Kaesora: Xalgozian Stronghold [Heroic and Solo]: Spirit Shepherd - The lost spirits will more reliably follow you.
  • Claiming the Goblish Tongue - Goblins in Runnyeye: The Gathering, Nu'roga, and Twark now have a chance to drop a Goblin Territory Marker.

Time-Locked Servers

  • Lian Augren's mail entitled "A Gathering Obsession" will now only be sent once the Isle of Mara is available.

ITEMS

  • Heritage items have been rebalanced across the board. In addition to new stats, several heritage quests that offered rewards only to specific classes now offer a selection of rewards.
  • Damaged items in an equipment set will now have the damaged back-glow appearance instead of the equipment set back-glow.
  • Two-handed weapons should now have double the stat bonuses of one handed weapons of the same level and quality.
  • Velious: Several collection rewards have been updated so that their stats are in line with progression.
  • Velious: Several collection rewards have been updated so that their stats are in line with progression.
  • Corrected an issue with Sarya Val'Sara that prevented her from selling the Drake of the Grove and Burnie.
  • Corrected an issue with Celestial Gate that could prevent it from activating after dying until the caster zones or un-equipped and re-equipped the rune.

Update Notes: Tuesday June 20, 2017

GENERAL

  • Platinum amounts over 1 million should be displayed better.

PROVING GROUNDS

  • Fixed an issue with proving grounds where loyalty points could be reset.


The Underdepths [Proving Ground]

  • Corrected an issue with damage variance on several Skyshrine Guardian and Skyshrine Infiltrator abilities that allowed them to hit for higher then intended amounts.

PUBLIC QUESTS

  • Treasure chests spawned upon completion of public quests are now larger.
  • You now have 10 minutes to claim your prize from the treasure chests that spawn after completion of Battlement Bound in Jarsath Wastes and Ill Omen in Kylong Plains.
  • You will now receive a reward called "Treasure Seeker's Sense" upon completion of a public quest that allows you to see that public quest's treasure chest for a limited time. It also adds a waypoint to the treasure chest.
  • The Ill Omen treasure chest now spawns somewhere along the lake's shore.

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

  • The Tormented Gatekeepers should no longer show up as a overmatched encounter.
  • Mercenaries are no longer allowed within the zone.
  • Corrected an issue where the Gatekeepers within the zone would show as broken encounters.
  • The minimum lockout for this zone has been reduced by a couple hours.
  • Corrected spawn locations for waking adds in the Terris-Thule encounter.
  • Corrected an issue that was preventing the correct "Recognition" spell from being applied to all players.

Vaedenmoor: Realm of Despair [Raid]

  • Mercenaries are no longer allowed within the zone.
  • The teleporter that leads to Setri Lureth should no longer require ALL players to have unlocked it in order to function.

ABILITIES

  • Fixed an issue that prevented Elemental Unity to not display its damage effect, and to to not trigger unless you were in an Ascension Form.

QUESTS

  • Aerakyn can now complete the quest, "The Secret of the Stone," within The Moppet Shoppe.
  • A Mind of My Own - Yapsnarl kobolds are once again charmed by the bowl of Terratrodder chuck.

ITEMS

  • Assassin's may now examine the Blade of the Naya'Patel to create a Bow of the Naya'Patel.
  • Rangers's may now examine the Bow of the Naya'Patel to create a Blade of the Naya'Patel.
  • The Bow of the Naya'Patel and the Blade of the Naya'Patel now have a unique item group that will prevent them both from being equipped.
  • The Lovers' Gazebo can no longer be placed in the Proving Grounds.