June 24, 2016 - TLP Extended Downtimes - Hardcore Heritage: SolB + Mistmoore - Patch 6/22/16 - Quarm Beta Live - Quarm Server + Rewards + Beta - 17th Anniversary Dev Q&A Part 2 - 17th Anniversary Dev Q&A Part 1 - GamParse Update - EQ Resource in-game channel

June 24, 2016 - TLP Extended Downtimes

We'll be doing extended maintenance on the Vulak`Aerr server on Monday, June 27, 2016, starting at 10AM PDT. During this maintenance this server will be unavailable for approximately 24 hours.

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

We'll be doing extended maintenance on Vulak`Aerr, Fippy Darkpaw, Lockjaw and Ragefire servers. We'll be doing one of these a day, and during this maintenance each server will be unavailable for approximately 24 hours.

These are scheduled for:
Vulak`Aerr - Down Monday, June 27, 2016, starting at 10AM PDT*
Fippy Darkpaw - Down Tuesday, June 28, 2016, starting at 10AM PDT*
Lockjaw - Down Wednesday, June 29, 2016, starting at 10AM PDT*
Ragefire - Down Thursday, June 30, 2016, starting at 10AM PDT*

Check this out and more in our EQ Calendar (Be sure to set it to your time zone [in settings on the Calendar] for your times!).

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June 22, 2016 - HH: Solb and MM

Well, well. Look who came crawling back. Nagafen and Mistmoore's minions have been waiting for you. Tales of your adventures through Blackburrow and Cazic-Thule, followed by the achievements in Unrest and Lower Guk, and your recent successes in Permafrost and Crushbone have spread throughout all of Norrath. Think you're ready for the final Hardcore Heritage zones of 2016?

Welcome to The Castle of Mistmore and Nagafen's Lair, Level 100 versions of some of the most dangerous zones from classic EverQuest. You'll have FOUR weeks, from June 22 through July 20 at 11PM PDT, to prove your strength and might, and if you do, you'll be handsomely rewarded.

Check this out and more in our EQ Calendar (Be sure to set it to your time zone [in settings on the Calendar] for your times!).

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June 21, 2016 - Patch tomorrow 6/22

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, June 22nd, 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.

Check this out and more in our EQ Calendar (Be sure to set it to your time zone [in settings on the Calendar] for your times!).

DBStr Changes: http://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=06222016
EQStr Changes: None
Spell Changes: http://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=06222016

Update Notes:
June 22, 2016
*** Items ***
- Activated items with unlimited charges that cure your target of disease, corruption, curse, or poison counters have been modified to cure the caster if the caster's target is not a valid recipient of the cure spell.
- The Shield of the Immaculate has had its cast time returned to instantaneous but now has a 1 second recast time.

*** Quests & Events ***
- The 5th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt items will now drop in the Hardcore Heritage version of Lower Guk.
- Added achievements to track progression toward access to Anguish, the Fallen Palace.
- Added an achievement for completing the Eron's Jewelry quest line.
- Phinigel players now have access to the instance of the post-Sleeper version of Sleeper's Tomb.
- Warden Hanvar's adds will not cease spawning until he is killable.
- Corrected a bug that caused 'An Epic Retelling' to award the wrong items.
- Damsel of Decay (Group and Raid) - Made several tuning adjustments to the raid and mission:
- - The bokon believers are no longer immune to fling and gravitate effects.
- - The bokon believers in the raid event have had their level reduced from 105 to 104.
- - The bokon believers are now much less likely to break free from root effects.
- - Increased the periodic damage timer of the Tendrils of Pestilence traps from 1 second to 2 seconds.
- - Modified the Withering mechanic such that plate tank classes (warriors, paladins, and shadowknights) will not be hit with Withering Physicality as their first debuff, though they are still susceptible if Withering Faith is cured.

*** NPCs ***
- Fixed a problem that could cause rares in Velketor's Labyrinth and Dragon Necropolis to drop twice their intended loot at certain points in progression.

*** Progression Servers ***
- Essence of Sunlight now drops from the appropriate NPCs when Velious unlocks.
- The Improved Invisibility spell is researchable in Velious and later. Everlasting Breath, Yaulp V, and Circle of Seasons are researchable in Luclin and later.
- It is now possible to bind affinity to the Plane of Mischief until it converts to the revamped version.
- The Great Divide instance for the Ring War is now available on Phinigel.
- Made changes to cultural tradeskills to allow most of the cultural available in Velious to be made in Velious on progression servers. Note: The troll made weapons were not available until Luclin and will continue to be locked until then.
- It should now be possible to spawn Dain Frostreaver IV by handing Chamberlain Krystorf your Runed Coldain Prayer Shawl.
- Trakanon will now drop Undead Dragongut Strings. The Undead Bard will no longer spawn.
- Bosses in the Plane of Fear 2.0 instance will now correctly get Mitigation of the Mighty III instead of Mitigation of the Mighty I.

*** Tradeskills ***
- Corrected an issue with a tradeskill achievement.
- Items that were flagged as usable in tradeskills that were not part of any active recipe have had their tradeskill flag removed. This does not impact tradeskill containers or tradeskill trophies which are flagged in this manner in order to fit inside of tradeskill component containers.
- Infected Rat Livers, Tundra Kodiak Meat, and Filthy Ape Liver now stack to 20. Filthy Ape Liver and Beautiful Tiger Hide are now flagged as tradeskill.

- The EverQuest Team

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June 17, 2016 - Legends of Norrath Closing

For the past nine years, EverQuest and EverQuest II players have interacted with the world of Norrath through the Legends of Norrath Trading Card Game. Many of you have enjoyed its art, its strategic gameplay, and hopefully found that elusive Loot card granting one of our cool in game items.

Legends of Norrath has not had an active development team for quite some time and in the best interest of our company and players, we have made the difficult decision to close the servers on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Noon Pacific Time.

Purchasing Legends of Norrath booster packs and the monthly All Access Membership claim of Legends of Norrath booster packs will no longer be available after Monday, July 18, 2016 at 10AM Pacific Time.

All loot rewards and packs in the Legends of Norrath client will need to be open and claimed on your character prior to when the servers close to ensure that your loot rewards are available in EverQuest and EverQuest II.

We know some of you are extremely enthusiastic about some of the items that were previously introduced in the Legends of Norrath TCG packs. These loot rewards will continue to be available to players through other means. Look to the Marketplace for packs which give an opportunity for rewards from previous LON sets.

We appreciate your understanding and continued support.

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June 16, 2016 - Quarm Beta Live

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.


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.

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June 14, 2016 - Patch Weds morning

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 6:30AM Pacific* for a patch. Servers will be unavailable for approximately three hours.

SPECIAL NOTE: The Trakanon server will be down for additional maintenance. This server will be unavailable for approximately 24 hours.

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

Check this out and more in our EQ Calendar (Be sure to set it to your time zone [in settings on the Calendar] for your times!).

DBStr Changes: http://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=06152016
EQStr Changes: http://spells.eqresource.com/eqstrhistory.php?mdy=06152016
Spell Changes: http://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=06152016

Update Notes:
June 15, 2016
*** 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.

*** Quests & Events ***
- 5th Anniversary (Player Designed Missions) - The end date on these anniversary events has been extended 2 weeks to June 8th.
- 5th Anniversary (Staff of Endless Adventure) - Corrected an issue that prevented Collector's Mistmoore Granite from dropping from gargoyles in Castle Mistmoore.
- 5th Anniversary (Cleansing the Grounds) - It is again possible to receive the hidden Cleansing Rod bonus item in this anniversary mission.
- Overlord Mata Muram (Raid) - Overlord Mata Muram now grants a title upon his defeat. He will also grant a server-first title on those servers where he has not yet been defeated.
- Corrected an issue with an achievement in the class tab.
- Added achievements for crafting Xanthe's Earring of Nature (or having an Earring of the Solstice) as well as completing the Signet of the Arcane (or the Signet of Might).
- Access to the Great Divide instance for the 10th Ring War has been removed due to its failure to actually work properly. This is to prevent people from getting lockouts for an instance that does not work. We have no estimate about when or if it will return.
- Plane of Fear: Revisited: Terror (Raid) - The totems that Terror periodically spawns now have a 5 second delay between the totem spawning and the Aura of Terror being cast on those around it.
- Terror (Raid) - Moved the DoT component of Aura of Terror to a separate spell: Aura of Terror Strike.
- Terror (Raid) - Reduced the frequency that Terror will trigger the spell Displacing Terror on its most hated target but corrected a bug that prevented the spell from causing Terror to find a new, most hated target. Attempted to adjust the zone-in location to match that of the original Plane of Fear, again, for real this time.

*** Spells ***
- Enchanter - Corrected an issue that prevented more than one enchanter from applying a DoT from the Mind Shatter line of spells on a single target.

*** NPCs ***
- Raid events will not spawn in Omens of War load balanced zones.
- Lord Kreizenn will resume casting his Wave of Flame AE. Lord Kreizenn's Wave of Flame AE now checks against fire instead of cold.
- Killing Yelinak in Skyshrine will result in a much higher faction hit.

*** Tradeskills ***
- Systematic spell research combines that were previously limited to specific class archetypes can now be created in any research container.
- The majority of non-quest related tradeskill combines that previously required a Planar crafting container can now be crafted using any container appropriate to that skill.
- The majority of tailoring combines that previously required the use of a Coldain Tanners Kit can now be crafted using any appropriate tailoring container.

*** Progression Servers ***
- The Deluxe Toolbox will now be available when Velious has unlocked. It can be purchased from Adinal Jailbar in Iceclad Ocean or Rylin Coil in Ak`Anon.
- Thylex of Veeshan, who indicates whether Vulak`Aerr can be spawned, will spawn twice as quickly, on average, compared to Live Servers.
- Lendel Deeppockets, the great assassin of Rivervale, has returned to the Fool's Gold to accept your newbie note and discuss entry level tradeskilling.
- The Great Divide instance should be available again on Phinigel.
- Peachy D'Vicci will now spawn correctly in Plane of Mischief on Progression Servers.
- The Plane of Mischief castle will no longer appear in Great Divide during the 10th Ring War, at least until LDoN has unlocked on the server.
- Harla Dar will now be treated as a Velious boss.
- Items added to Siren's Grotto, Velketor's Labyrinth, City of Mist, Dragon Necropolis, and the Hole in 2003 revamps will no longer drop until Lost Dungeons of Norrath has been unlocked on the server.
- Most of the cultural tradeskills items available in Velious can now be made on Srogression Servers. Note: The troll made weapons were not available until Luclin and will continue to be locked until then.

*** Miscellaneous ***
- Many Omens of War zones will spin up new instanced versions when they are populated by enough adventurers.
- The login server will now reflect all of the expansions that are being given for free instead of just what the account is actually flagged for.

*** UI ***
- Tradeskill containers that require a specific race, class, or deity to perform tradeskill combines in will now display these requirements when inspecting those containers.
- Increased the number of deleted items available in the Recover window from 100 to 150.
- Increased the max barter buy limit from 200 to 300.
- Modified the 'Buy Lines' section of the 'Barter Buyer Window' so that adding, modifying, toggling, and removing items from a buy line no longer causes the window to automatically go to the top.
- Added a toggle for turning off Trophy tribute when logging out to the Options window.
- Changed the 'Flagged' status on the expedition window so that it initially displays a Pending status instead of blank and then changes to 'Yes' or 'No'.
- - Expedition zones that have no requirements to enter will now default to 'Yes' instead of blank.
- Fixed an issue in the Alternate Currency window where the 'Max Items in one stack' overlapped with 'Show currencies that you don't have'
- Fixed an issue with Personal Trophy Tribute where the most recently added tribute benefit did not show up until you zoned.

- Changed -

- The EverQuest Team

The downtime for Trakanon will be 24 hours long due to hardware maintenance.

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June 14, 2016 - Quarm Server next month

The EverQuest team will be launching Quarm, a special event server, in July! We'll have a beta test for Quarm that will open up to players THIS WEEK on (or around) Thursday, June 16, 2016.

Each period of time the Quarm event server is open will be called an "Event," followed by the Roman numeral for which Event it is (for example, "Event I"). Each Event on Quarm will have different goals for players to accomplish. Players can earn special rewards by completing Quarm server goals before the end of each Event. An All Access Membership will be required to participate in the events on the Quarm server.

Why name an event server Quarm? Just like how Druzzil Ro preserves the timeline after Quarm is defeated, such is the case with the Quarm server. Once Event I on the Quarm server has run its course, characters will be moved off of the server. Our plan is for new events to be a fresh start on Quarm.

Players that earn rewards from goals during an Event will be able to claim these unique rewards on ANY server (yes, even progression servers)!

Do you and your friends have what it takes to be the FIRST raid to defeat Overlord Mata Muram? If so, you'll earn a unique title! Even if you aren't the first people to defeat Mata Muram, additional titles are available for completing the group progression and completing the raid progression on the Quarm server.

How Will the Quarm Server Work?

In case you missed the May 2016 Producer's Letter, the details for Event I on the Quarm server are:

    New characters start at Level 51 with 50 AA points, wearing a full set of level-appropriate Defiant gear.
    All expansions up to and including Omens of War are unlocked. Race / class combinations that are available in Omens of War will be available on Quarm.
    There will be no expansion unlocks past Omens of War during Event I.
    Most items are tradable, using the same tradability restrictions as the Firiona Vie server.
    True box rules apply. Multiple accounts cannot be played on the same hardware.
    The Recruit-a-Friend experience bonus is disabled to maintain a fair competitive environment.
    The server will have a finite time limit. At a minimum, it will run for 3 months, but this could be extended.
    Once the Event has ended, and all characters on Quarm will be moved to a new server. The new server will follow the standard server ruleset. There are no plans to allow transfers off of this new server.

What Are My Goals on the Quarm Server?

To earn rewards, you need to complete either the group or the raid content in Omens of War before the end of the Event.

The group goal is satisfied by completing all six small-scale trials in the Muramite Proving Grounds. The raid goal is satisfied by defeating Overlord Mata Muram in Anguish.
The group trials are offered by each of the six projections in the Muramite Proving Grounds. Each trial tests the participants' mastery of an aspect of domination and warfare that the Muramites value. Up to six players can tackle a small-scale trial together. While fewer than six is possible, it is not recommended, as these trials are challenging and require specific skills and tactics that are not often called upon in battle!

These trials are:

    The Mastery of Destruction
    The Mastery of Efficiency
    The Mastery of Fear
    The Mastery of Ingenuity
    The Mastery of Subversion
    The Mastery of Weaponry

Defeating Overlord Mata Muram may sound simple, but as those who have fought him in the past can attest, getting to him is half the battle. To challenge Mata Muram, each adventurer must individually complete Taromani's signet-seeking quest, and the raid force must collectively complete all six large-scale trials in the Muramite Proving Grounds, and then they must defeat every other target in Anguish.

Want to learn more about Quarm? Continue reading below!

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June 8, 2016 - HH Crushbone and Permafrost

We're halfway through the Hardcore Heritage event for 2016! This event kicked off in mid-May with Cazic-Thule and Blackburrow, and followed up with Lower Guk and Unrest. Now, it's time to head into Crushbone and Permafrost!

If you're still unfamiliar with Hardcore Heritage, here's a quick summary: classic zones, tougher challenges, better loot. Good? Let's move on.

Beginning on June 8, brave adventurers will be able to head into the Hardcore Heritage version of Crushbone (known as Clan Crushbone) and Permafrost (Permafrost Caverns). These are tuned for those at Level 90, so don't expect this to be a walk in the cold, dark park. Get ready to face the orcs and more until these zones return to normal on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 11PM PDT.

Check this out and more in our EQ Calendar (Be sure to set it to your time zone [in settings on the Calendar] for your times!).

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May 27, 2016 - Bonus EXP, Faction, and Marketplace Sale

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!

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 Discount and Special Items

As an added bonus, All Access members will also receive 40% off all marketplace purchases! If you're not sure how to use this serious discount, there are a few items you won't want to miss.

It's a great time to grab The Legend of the Dragonbrood packs before they're retired to the vault on Tuesday, May 31, 2016!

Also, we've got a HUGE list of special items. Some of these items are back in the Marketplace for a limited time. Other items will be retired at the end of this promotion.

Returning for this promotion for a few days, before going back into the vault:

Spirit of Ice Cream
Preserved Frog Leg
Dried Frog Leg
Title of " the Relaxed"
These are items that are being retired to the Norrathian vault 12PM PT on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Don't miss your chance to get:

Marvin the Goblin
Oashim Familiar
Poisonsprite Familiar
Ruffian Finnigan Familiar
Ruffian Bonnie Familiar
Attendant Kandus Familiar
Scribe Glyssel Familiar
Scribe Daror Familiar
Knife of Daring Dispenser
Gamework Companion Controller
Jennifer's Lost Locket
Everburning Ember
Geerlok Party Bot
Swarm of Bees
Swarm of Ants
Rose Colored Glasses
Skull of the Amused
Cliknar Worker Familiar
Goblin Skull Fetish
Flower Bouquet of Plenty
Box of Daisies
Spy Glass
Rowdy Rock Dispenser
Freezing Cold Ice Cream
Spitting Ooze
Empathetic Ooze
Unstable Ooze
Fae-Touched Gnome
Caged Aggressive Rat
Super Spicy Curry
Stone Companion
Sarah's Lost Locket
Captured Bone of the Lost
White Queen Marionette Familiar
Magic Sphere of Answers
Panpipes of the Dancer
Ticking Companion
Snappy's Claw
Lucky Copper
Moody Harlequin Marionette Familiar
Melancholy Jester Marionette Familiar
Dark Prince Marionette Familiar
Happy Noble Marionette Familiar
Ball of Fluffy Cotton

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May 25, 2016 - Hardcore Heritage: Guk + Unrest

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.

Check this out and more in our EQ Calendar (Be sure to set it to your time zone [in settings on the Calendar] for your times!).

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