EQ Quarm Beta Server is Live!

From Roshen's post on the official boards:

 

The beta for the Quarm server is now available!

Quarm is a special event server that's scheduled to launch in July! If you want to learn more about this event server, see the post here.

The Quarm beta requires the beta launcher. You can download the beta launcher here.

The Beta server may not be accessible at all times. Patching and Beta server maintenance will occur whenever it’s necessary, with or without notice.

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SPECIAL NOTE: When Quarm launches in July, it'll require an All Access Membership. The Beta server is available to ALL players, regardless of membership.

EQ Legends of Norrath is Getting Shut Down!

Source: an email sent to me from Daybreak

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING LEGENDS OF NORRATH

 
On Aug‌ust 1‌7, 20‌16 at no‌on pac‌ific, the Legends of Norrath Trading Card game server will close.
The monthly All Access Membership claim of Legends of Norrath booster packs and the ability to purchase Legends of Norrath booster packs will no longer be available after Ju‌ly 1‌8, 20‌16 at 10‌AM paci‌fic. Legends of Norrath packs will need to be opened in the LON client and all loot rewards will need to be claimed prior to Aug‌ust 1‌7, 20‌16 at no‌on pacific to ensure your loot rewards are available in EverQuest or EverQuest II.
For more information regarding this announcement, please see the Legends of Norrath website.
Daybreak Game Company LLC
www.daybreakgames.com

Everquest June Update Patch 2016

Several changes that had been topics on our Everquest General Forum in the past 6 months have been addressed in June's Patch!

 

The Omens of War changes are interesting as I don't think any current progression is there or about to be there, and the older TLP are well past it.

Also wondering about the hardware upgrade to Trakanon server... I play there on occasion and it is pretty low population. Vulak may be the only server with less people logging in?

 

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From the official boards, developer Kethir posted:

 

June 15, 2016
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*** Items ***

- Fixed an issue where merchants with 255 or more items would sometimes not allow for purchase of a specific item.
- Items that previously had Cleave VII - 26 (Scaling), Cleave VII - 27 (Scaling), Ferocity X (Scaling), and Ferocity XI (Scaling) now use the non-scaling versions of these worn effects, as the scaling did not work correctly. They may be changed to scaling effects in the future when this scaling functionality is worked out.
- The Lucid Shards used to make the Unadorned Scepter of Shadows for entry into Vex Thal are now 'no destroy'. The Priest of Discord, however, will still take these items as tribute.
- Made the Mirrored Mask that drops in Asylum of Anguish 'no destroy'. The Priest of Discord, however, will still take these items as tribute.
- The Mirrored Mask no longer has an augment slot.

Ngreth is Back as an EQ Dev!

Ngreth

 

Don't know Ngreth? Let's just say it has something to do with http://www.eqtraders.com/   (the legendary EQ tradeskiller site if you didn't know).

 

Ngreth was an EQ dev for a period of time when a lot was done with tradeskills in the game. Maybe you loved the changes/additions and maybe you didn't, but they were being worked on with dedication for sure.

 

It's fair to say tradeskills haven't been a huge focus in new content in recent EQ times. But lots of tradeskillers still sub to the game. We're not aware of any significant EQ Dev recently moving on, so seeing Ngreth back looks like an add to the team. If you don't like tradeskills, that means some other dev has likely had that taken off there list to work on whatever tidbit is your favourite instead (see it's good to be optimistic).

In short, welcome back Ngreth!

 

 

Sources include:

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/ngreth-back-on-the-team.233064/

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/tlp-cultural-do-not-meet-requirements.232684/page-2

Foggy memory

 

May 27/16 Bonus Weekend in Everquest!

From Laylaih's post on the Daybreak official boards:

 

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Norrathians – are you ready to take advantage of everything this long weekend has to offer?

Beginning at 12PM PT on Friday, May 27, 2016 and continuing until 12PM PT on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, all players will receive 50% bonus XP and double faction! This promotion is available on ALL servers, including Time-Locked Progression servers.

Not satisfied with just double faction? Pick up and stack a “Double Faction Potion” from the marketplace and increase your faction gains (and losses) even further.
Marketplace part of the posting after the jump...

EQ Hardcore Heritage LGuk & Unrest

From Dexella's official board posting:

 

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Hardcore Heritage events have returned for 2016! We just wrapped up the increased challenges in Blackburrow and Cazic-Thule, and now it’s time to head to Lower Guk and Unrest!

For those who may have missed the events previously, Hardcore Heritage is a chance to revisit popular zones from classic EverQuest, but with a challenging twist! The zones are leveled up and the loot has improved.

Beginning on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, you will be able to venture into Darkened Ruins of Old Guk (Lower Guk) and Greater Unrest (Unrest). Undead frogloks and more have returned to take on adventurers who are leveled up to 85. Gear up and get ready for your adventure, but hurry! These events only last a limited time, and the zones will return to normal on June 8, 2016 at 11PM PDT.

Want more information? Visit Fanra’s wiki!
Taken from Fanra's impressive wiki:
Look forward to:
Wednesday, June 8 Crushbone a/k/a Clan Crushbone
Permafrost a/k/a Permafrost Caverns
90 Wednesday, June 22
Wednesday, June 22 Castle Mistmoore a/k/a The Castle of Mistmoore (Map)
Nagafen's Lair (Map)
100 Wednesday, July 20

 

QUARM!

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Taken from Holly Windstalker's Post on the official Daybreak boards:

 

Good day, Norrathians!

It’s hard to believe we are almost out of spring and into summer! I wanted to take a moment and let you know what the team is working on and what’s coming.

First, Quarm! This new server will launch this summer! It’s a limited-time server where all characters are on a race to defeat Mata Muram! Here are some details:

  • New server with Omens of War-era features, zones, and advancement.
  • Goal: Race to defeat Mata Muram.
  • Based on your accomplishments on Quarm, you’ll be able to earn special rewards that can be claimed by characters on another server (live OR progression).
  • Start at level 51 with 50 AA and gear.
  • Free trading of items (like you can on the Firiona Vie server).
  • True Box.

We’ll have more information to share on the Quarm server as we get closer to opening this up to a beta test with players. Like our other special servers, access to Quarm will require membership.

Progression servers have been moving along nicely. Hard to believe that Ragefire opened on May 20 last year! Lockjaw and Phinigel both unlocked The Scars of Velious content on their servers recently, and players there have quickly been making their way through that era’s raid content.

The Memorial Day weekend is coming up and we have something special planned for players. Stay tuned to hear more at the end of this week.

Also, on June 1, we will launch our new Legends of Norrath Loot Pack – Legend of the Jarsath Destroyer – on our marketplace. This new pack will have loot from The Jarsath Destroyer, Fall of the Estarim, Debt of the Ratonga, and Drakkinshard. The previous loot pack, The Legend of the Dragonbrood, will go into the vault at the end of the day on May 31, so don’t miss out! It’ll be a while until it’s seen again!

And, as is true each year, we are well into our next expansion’s development. We’ll start giving you details as we get a little further along this year.

We are looking forward to another great year with our Norrathian faithful at our sides. Thanks for joining us!

Sincerely, as always,

Holly “Windstalker” Longdale

EQ Progression Server News Compilation May 2016

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TLDR version:

-Phinigel server unlock schedule has been modified to give devs time to play with PoP. Many people very upset on official forums about the idea of combining GoD and OoW as a single expac release.

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/sense-heading-progression-server-changes.232356/

 

-Then Phinigel server had Velious unlock (accidently) a wee bit early.

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/phinigel-velious-unlocked-weds-may-18-2pm-pdt.232718/

 

-On Lockjaw, people are trolling Faceless Insanity for having woken the Sleeper, which they haven't done yet. I got suckered in myself by the false report. When FI (or whomever) does wake the Sleeper, post in general here at Zam and let us know.

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/sorry-lockjaw-we-had-to-wake-the-sleeper.232723/

 

-On Phinigel, Grisvok is the leader of Asylum of Shadows and is proposing a server-wide attempt at killing the Sleeper in era.

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/phinigel-sleeper-awakening-7-30-public-event.232714/

 

-For those not playing on Phinigel, you can server transfer between Lockjaw and Ragefire as per the usual methods.

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/transfer-from-lj-to-rf-how-does-it-work-exactly.232774/

 

Some large cut and pastes from the Official Boards after the jump.

Server Downtime: Wednesday, May 18th - 6:30AM PST

From the Official EQ Forums:

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 6:30AM Pacific* for a patch. Servers will be unavailable for approximately three hours.

Keep an eye on the EverQuest forums and social media for status updates and for news if additional downtime is needed.

 

Once available, update notes will be posted below.

 

Edit: Also sneaking in a mini-update...

Updated Quests: Healing Touch - Rodcet Nife's Favor

Bestiary Updates: Guard Pinebramble

May Preview: Stat Consolidation is coming

Roshen posted a thread yesterday, indicating that there will be some overhauling of how character and item statistics will be displayed after the next patch.  This stat consolodation apparently won't take anything away but will streamline how various statistics will appear in game:

(From the offical EQ forums page)

Greetings, people of Norrath!

On (or around) Wednesday, May 18, 2016, we’ll be rolling out our next update. In this update, we’ll be changing what is commonly referred to as “mod2s” on items. We know that changing how item stats display may seem like a big change. This won’t impact you in a negative way, and we wanted to start a conversation about this before it happens so you know what to expect.

In the May update, we’re changing some stats from being separate entries on your character window to being properties of heroic stats. In their current form, the following mods are ones that most characters have easily capped since The Buried Sea (our 2007 expansion):

  • Accuracy
  • Avoidance
  • Combat Effects
  • Damage Shield
  • Damage Shield Mitigation
  • DoT Shielding
  • Shielding
  • Spell Shielding
  • Strikethrough
  • Stun Resist

Having these stats visible on current items serves no real purpose, and ends up adding clutter and complexity to the game that doesn’t need to be there. Our goal with these changes is to reduce clutter on items and on your inspect window, in order to make it easier for you to better understand items at a glance.

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