EQ Update #195

In this update, all zones that are considered hotzones have been marked as so. Also some updates were made to the listing of level ranges on the level chart as well.

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EQ Update #194

In this update, all new comments up to this post have been updated.

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EQ Update #193

In this update, various updates were made to items, quests and NPC's.

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EQ Update #192

In this update, Drewinette added some missing gnome necromancer spell merchants, Noble Exchange merchants and updated new comments. Changes in the patch will soon be updated as well.

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EQ Update #191

In this update, we had some miscellaneous NPC updates and some item updates.

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EQ Update #190 and the July Patch

In this update, the Gates of Discord revamp of Veeshan's Peak was added as a zone. All items associated with that zone have been moved over to it and NPC's have been added to it with screenshots.

Also here are the patch notes for the July update.

July 19, 2017
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*** Highlights ***

- Increased the maximum stack size of most tradeskill components up to 1000.
- The default behavior for the advanced loot window pop-up setting will be to only show if new actions are needed.


*** Items ***

- Spell casting bar and chat now displays the name of the spell being cast from an item.
- All weapon ornamentation augments (Type 20) are no longer magic.
- The following purity augments can no longer be removed by standard Augmentation Distillers: Extra Planar Potential Shard and Purity of Chastity.
- Fixed the item descriptions for the Eye of Life and Eye of Decay. These items will now correctly list which achievement is required to progress the eye to the next rank.
- The crafted mounted head furniture from Veil of Alaris is no longer no-trade.
- Spellshielding Generator, Belt of the Guardian, Battle Soother's Belt, Darkened Sebilite Scale Belt, and Darkened Sludged Girdle now grant an additional potion belt slot.
- Increased the maximum stack size of most tradeskill components up to 1000.
- Made changes to various Hardcore Heritage Sebilis items:
- - The Hardcore Heritage Sebilis Raid chest items now have purity of 75.
- - Darkened Trakanon's Femur - Added a Type 5 slot, altered its resists to the maximum and increased some of the other stats.
- - Darkened Trakanon's Tooth - Increased the HP it offers.
- - Darkened Trakanon's Malleus: Increased Heal amount, reduced the weapon damage to the proper damage ratio for priest weapons of that tier, and lowered Spell Damage.
- - Darkened Poisoned Mantle - Increased HP and AC.
- - Darkened Cloak of Piety - Increased HP, Mana, END, AC, and added backstab skill damage.
- Improved the potential power of the Artisan's Prize:
- - Reduced the initial percentage of stats granted by this augment from 75% to 40%.
- - The augment will now grant an increased percentage of its stats for every 7 points of extended tradeskill specialization completed rather than for every 18 points.


*** Quests And Events ***

- There are now Hunter and Raid achievements for Lost Dungeons of Norrath.
- Added additional NPCs to Scars of Velious, Shadows of Luclin, and Planes of Power Hunter and Conquerer achievements.
- Updated the hunter achievements from the Seeds of Destruction through the Call of the Forsaken expansions to consistently award credit to the hunter's whole party.
- A few long lost quests in Velious have been restored!
- A heavy mist has returned to Surefall Glade.
- Many dialogues have been fixed or tweaked on Gurrin Nitestorm, Lerian Wyndrunner, Jhaya Wyndrunner, and Cheyloh Greenwood.
- Jaggedpine Druid Boots (Quest) - It is no longer necessary to bring Lerian Wyndrunner Shadowjade Fern Seeds for him to create the Shadowjade Hide. He still needs the Shadowjade Fern Leaves and Jaggedpine Panther Hide though!
- Bonus: Fate Rewards the Bold (Quest) - Fixed a bug that was causing Clayton Teek to send players to Karth Punox rather than Tarl Punox.
- The spelling of potamides is now consistent with the mythical creature.
- Fixed the following achievements:
- - Conquerer of the Hole - Echo of Nortlav is now the target.
- - Hunter of the Plane of Hate - An ashenbone drake will now update.
- - Hunter of Eastern Wastes - Chief Ry'Gorr will now update.
- - Hunter of The Tower of Frozen Shadow - Xalgoti will now update.
- Mithril Coldain Insignia Ring (Quest) - Made several fixes and improvements to this quest:
- - Turning in the Obsidian Coldain Insignia Ring to Korrigain will no longer cause a fire goblin to spawn elsewhere in Eastern Wastes.
- - Korrigain will tell his story correctly again.
- - The escortable Icefang will no longer repeatedly despawn and respawn.
- - The escortable Icefang runs slightly faster.
- - The escortable Icefang is now player friendly.
- Plane of Earth: Dust Ring (Raid) - Multiple improvements and changes to this event.
- - The event should now respawn more reliably.
- - It should no longer be possible to get the event in a bad state by killing the boss too quickly or killing the elementals out of order.
- - The event should clean up completely on success or failure.
- Updated several Planes of Power hunter and conqueror achievements:
- - Drunder, the Fortress of Zek - Added several missing raid targets.
- - Conqueror of Eryslai, the Kingdom of Wind - Replaced several raid targets and added a number of missing targets to this event.
- - Conqueror of The Halls of Honor - Fixed a bug that prevented the trials from awarding credit.
- - Conqueror of The Plane of Disease - Added a missing raid target.
- - Conqueror of The Plane of Nightmare - Added several missing raid targets.
- - Conqueror of The Plane of Storms - Added several missing raid targets.
- - Conqueror of The Plane of Valor - Added a missing raid target.
- - Conqueror of The Prison of the Forsaken - Sorted the raid targets in this zone by event phase.
- - Conqueror of The Reef of Coirnav - Added some missing raid targets.
- - Conqueror of The Ruins of Lxanvom - Replaced Spectre of Corruption with High Priest Ultor Szanvon.
- - Conqueror of Solusek Ro's Tower - Replaced Guardian of Dresolik with The Protector of Dresolik.
- - Conqueror of Torden, the Bastion of Thunder - Added several missing raid targets.
- - Hunter of Drunder, the Fortress of Zek - Added a missing rare target.
- - Hunter of Eryslai, the Kingdom of Wind - Added several missing rare targets.
- - Hunter of The Plane of Storms - Added a missing rare target.
- - Hunter of The Ruins of Lxanvom - Added a missing rare target.
- - Hunter of The Reef of Coirnav - Added a missing rare target.
- - Hunter of Torment, the Plane of Pain - Added several missing rare targets.


*** Spells ***

- Changed all Mount Blessing buffs to no longer be dispellable.


*** NPCs ***

- King Dronan now spawns within the caves of Droga instead of deep inside the walls.
- Torden, Bastion of Thunder - The rare creature named Eindride Icestorm has been renamed Finvakur Icemantle to better differentiate him from the raid difficulty creature that shared the same name.
- Reduced the respawn time for Grieg Veneficus to closer match other equivalent raid encounters on Luclin.
- A concerned citizen in Lceanium will stop moving when hailed.
- Harpies in Steamfont Mountains have been reverted to their classic appearance.
- Made the spelling consistent in the name of Te`Anara, Druid Guildmaster in Surefall Glade.
- Qomber Roblen, a vendor in Surefall Glade, no longer faces the corner. Nobody puts Qomber in the corner.
- Arias in the tutorial has regrown his hair and healed his wounded eye.
- Hunter of The Swamp of No Hope - Improved the chance to encounter the various rare creatures in this zone.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Many MORE quest items used for quests that aren't available until the Planes of Power will no longer drop until the Planes of Power has unlocked on the server.
- Shadowknight epic 1.5 and 2.0 pieces will no longer drop until Omens of War has unlocked on the server.
- Reduced the amount of broadcast messages for killing raid targets on progression servers.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Fixed a bug that was causing some corpses to take a very long time to go back to the base zone from the pick zones when they shut down. Note that it will still take about 15-20 minutes once the zone has locked.
- - As a side effect of this change, resurrecting a corpse in a locked pickzone will send the player into the base pick.
- Fixed a bug that could cause some elevators (such at the lifts in Kelethin) to move without moving the players standing on them.
- Fixed a bug that prevented the Priests of Discord from releasing characters from the chains of order on non-PVP servers.
- Increased the distance that environmental particle effects (smoke, torches, etc) will render.
- When a chat channel is full, new channels will now properly spin up and add new players as needed.
- Fixed a bug that was allowing PVP combat in Dead Hills instances.
- Lowered the bloom intensity dramatically in the Miragul's Menagerie themed Lost Dungeons of Norrath zones.
- The tranquil pool of water in the Temple of Marr in West Freeport will now be more tranquil.


*** UI ***

- The default behavior for the advanced loot window pop-up setting will be to only show if new actions are needed.
- The Target's Target, Extended Target, and Window Selector UI elements are now disabled in the solo Tutorial.
- Achievements previously located in the EverQuest->Special and EverQuest->Collection categories have been moved to a new Events category.
- The achievement category for Quarm has been removed from the achievements window.
- Limited the maximum number of items that can be purchased in a single merchant window transaction to 100 (if the item being purchased has a stack size greater than 100).


- The EverQuest Team

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EQ Update #189

Early this morning the data center where all the Allakhazam sites are hosted at had a switch fail. It has been replaced and everything should be up and running now. Sorry about that folks.

In this update, new comments should be updated to last night. Also some more pre kunark alchemy potions have been tagged and made droppable again.

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Server Downtime - July 19th, 2017

A preview of the incoming patch that was on the test server can be found here.



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All servers will be taken offline for an update at 6:30AM PT on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Downtime may last up to five hours. The full update notes will be posted when available.

EQ Update #188

In this update, pre kunark alchemy potions were tagged original and made droppable again so they can be picked up on an advanced item search.

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EQ Update #187

In this update, some items and npc's were updated. A new Velious quest was added thanks to Bobbybick.

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