April 24, 2017 - EQ Downtime 4/25 - EQ Producers Letter - 18th Anniversary Quests + Items - EQ 18th Anniversary Events - GamParse 1.5.1.7 Update - EQ Resource in-game channel




April 28, 2012 - Triple Station Cash

For today only, Sony is offering Triple Station Cash! Tip: The Wal Mart cards are giving 6000 Station Cash. This means you can buy a 1 year subscription for only $30!

If you aren't familiar with the Wal Mart cards, here is an image:



April 27, 2012 - EQResource Social Contest

Only a few days left to enter the EQResource Social Contest! This is your chance at winning some Station Cash! You can find more details on our forums, Here



April 24, 2012 - EQResource Serverwide Channel

We have set up a serverwide channel in game for EQResource! You can hang out in the channel to chat, ask for help, or assist others who may need help! Drop in and say Hi!

/join serverwide.eqresource:eqresource



April 22, 2012 - Server Status Page!

We have added a new Server Status Page, you can find it at the top under Server Status. Hopefully you guys will find it more enjoyable! (Since it only includes EQ and maybe faster)
If you would like to see improvements or have other suggestions to make it better, please Contact Us



April 19, 2012 - Free Items April 20, 2012 Weekend

From the EQLive forums:

Phathom Wrote:

I wanted to be the first to let you know that we're giving everyone on a recurring Gold Membership some free items.

We'll have more information about this on Friday but when we release the news article and when the Email hits your inbox, it's going to tell you that if you are on a recurring Gold Membership under the 1 month recurring plan, we're giving you one of our Big Bags and some food and drink that gives some benefits. And if you are on a 3 month recurring plan or better, you're going to get a Bigger Bag + XP potions + Consigned Armor + Mercenary Contract and a few other potions, food and drink. If you're not signed up to receive emails, you might want to go into your account and click to receive the information.

Also, if you are not currently on a recurring Gold Membership Plan, there will be some additional information on how you can take advantage of this offer as well this weekend, starting on Friday.

A thank you from the EverQuest Team! (the items, not my leak of information...)

-Thom Terrazas AKA "Phathom"



FAQ:

Phathom Wrote:

I'll try to answer most of the questions in one post :

Q. Is this a one time thing?
A. This promotion is going to run just for this weekend. However, we may run this one or another promotion in the future. We're discussing the schedule and it is pretty favorable that something else is coming out very soon.


Q. One question I would have is IF you did switch over to recurring, would it only take effect at the end of your prepaid time?
A. The gifts will be granted within the promotion timeline. You will not have to wait until your current membership to run out before receiving the items. However, you will not receive the 500 SC that comes with a Recurring Gold Membership until your current plan ends.


Q. Sounds like a gamewide system message before you do this is in order, as most people do not read these forums and might be in this boat, IE people who will never stop playing eq and paid up front.
A. Good suggestion doktartp. We should get the information to everyone in game as well.


Q. I do think it would be cool if they gave out little perks to gold members every month. Nothing crazy, just a little thing here and there to get even more people to go gold.
A. No promises on that. However, it's not out of the question though. Of course, the benefits of being a Gold Member are already fairly large versus a Free or Silver Membership.


Q. Re-occuring means your Loyalty Velocity is going up or maxed out. If that isn't happening and you don't do something to change that really soon you won't qualify for the reward. It's going to check the duration of your current subsciption and if it's 1 month long you'll get the lesser giveaway.
A. Good point! The Loyalty points you can spend do increase the longer you are on a Gold Membership and allow you more purchase power on the Loyalty Vendor. That feature and the monthly 500 SC round off some decent benefits for being Gold.


Q. What about those on 6-month subcription or more? Do they get even bigger gifts?
A. Their will be gifts for 1 month recurring gold memberships and another set given to anyone on a 3 month recurring or better (3, 6, 12, 24 month recurring gold members will get the same gift)


Q. Will players on TLP servers be able to get the bags and XP Potions?
A. No. Currently the Bag is tied to the House of Thule Expansion so they would not be claimable on Fippy nor Vulak until HOT unlocks. However, you can claim them on any other server. .... NEW INFO... We may lift the Big Bag restriction on these two servers down the road - Maybe. We had a little conversation about it and we may lift it but that day is not today. J


Q. if i change from 1 month to three month today, will i get charged anything straight away or will it be when the current month runs out?
A. You will get charged after your 1 month runs out.


Q. Will this be a one time thing? Will it be per account or per character? It sounds like more people must have let their subscriptions lapse from Gold to Silver than they expected.
A. The answer is above as well but I'll expand on your "sky is falling" statement as well. -- This promotion is going to run just for this weekend. However, we may run this one or another promotion in the future. We're discussing the schedule and it is pretty favorable that something else is coming out very soon. RE: "Sky is falling": That couldn't be further from the truth. In fact our numbers have been increasing week to week and I'm sure you've seen the returning and new players into the game in record numbers lately.


Q. If people can change from non recuring to recuring, then back again to non recuring once they ve got the gift, why not just give it to everyone with a gold membership? or is soe hoping on people forgetting to cancel the recuring plan after? ;p
A. There are more benefits to being a Gold Member than just this promotion. If you want to jump back and forth, that is your luxury. We're giving an added for this weekend for those on gold recurring memberships...and we thank you for that!


Q. any whispers of double station cash for the weekend as a part of this?
A. Hmmm... Can I truly say that will not happen? You never can tell when they're gonna hit but if I hear of it, I'll try to leak it out to you ahead of time (If I can ask for forgiveness without too much penalty).


Q. I am unable to gift with it in EQII, which now concerns me, as this likely means it would also not be considered eligible for this nice gift. (You cannot gift SC items if you are not a recurring sub.)
A. I will have to check if there are limitations on the Station Access Recurring Memberships. Let me get back to you on this one.


Q. They dont HAVE to give anything to us, take it as it is, a gift, for whatever you want it to be for. I sure won't be turning it down, although id love to have my anchor and guild hall back too....
A. What happened to your Guild Hall and Anchor? Free Account status?


Q. Phathom, is this email we are going to receive going to our personal email we have set up when we purchase expansions, membership etc? Or is it an in-game email we will receive on our characters?
A. If you are opted-in to receive EQ newsletters, you should receive the email. Check under your Account Link to double check. If you are not set up today but you do change it today, I think there is some possibility that the timing would be bad and you would not receive the messaging. However, I would change it regardless and hope you get this one and all other future offers. We should have more information on our site as well tomorrow to confirm all the data if you want to check back (and you didn't get the email J)

-Thom AKA "Phathom"



Rewards:
1 Month:
Ivory Traveler's Pack (18 slot, 100% wr, 0.8 lb Giant bag, Heirloom) x 1
Milk x 20
Cookie x 20

3 Month:
Golden Traveler's Pack (24 slot, 100% wr, 0.8 lb Giant bag, Heirloom) x 1
Milk x 20
Cookie x 20
Perfected Augmentation Distiller x 5
Bottle of Adventure III x 5
Bottle of Speed x 5
Animated Armor Contract x 1
Consigned Complete Armor Bundle x 1



April 18, 2012 - Downtime

From EQLive forums:

Maintenance Notice: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 24 Hours!

Important: We will perform maintenance beginning at 12:01AM Pacific* on April 23, 2012. This will impact the following services:

  • Login for our games WILL be affected from 12:01 AM Pacific* to approximately 11:59 PM Pacific*
  • Commerce transactions, including purchases on our websites and in-game marketplaces will be unavailable between from 12:01 AM Pacific* to approximately 11:59 PM Pacific*
  • Account management will be unavailable starting 12:01 AM to approximately 11:59 PM Pacific*
  • All Games will be unavailable starting 12:01 AM to approximately 11:59 PM Pacific*

We apologize for this interruption and will resume all affected services as soon as the maintenance is completed.



April 12, 2012 - Patch

All EverQuest Live Servers will be down on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 5:00 am US Pacific* for a Game Update. The servers are estimated to be unavailable for approximately 3 hours. Keep an eye on the EQ Players website and the forums for status updates and for news if additional downtime is needed.

*Time Zone Converter



April 11, 2012 - Patch + Notes

Don't forget the new Quest Hatching a Plan is live with this patch and we have the walkthrough!

All EverQuest Live Servers will be down on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 3:00 am US Pacific* for a Game Update. The servers are estimated to be unavailable for approximately 5 hours. Keep an eye on the EQ Players website and the forums for status updates and for news if additional downtime is needed.

*Time Zone Converter

Notes:
April 11, 2012
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*** Highlights ***

- Destrea Kinmare in the Plane of Knowledge needs your help to stop the cruel experimentation that is underway within The Hatchery. Completing this mission provides a health and mana boost to the Dragonscale Skystrider Mount, which can be purchased in the Marketplace.
- Modified the functionality of prestige items so that armor or weapons with prestige augments inserted do not become prestige.
- Made numerous changes to Tier 3 and Tier 4 Veil of Alaris raids.
- Most items with activated spell effects can now be triggered from within your inventory.
- Maxed tradeskill trophies now produce a 24 slot tradeskill component bag in addition to the 12 slot general carry-all.
- You can now create an Extraplanar Trade Satchel using Extraplanar Silk.
- Reduced the number of players required to experience several older raid events.
- Secalna Galnor can now send you to the tutorial if you are level 10 or lower.
- Corrected an issue where players who had completed non-repeatable tasks in the past were not receiving achievement credit. This should clear up many issues where players were unable to complete the Hero's Journey meta-achievements.
- You can now ask Arias to send you to a different instance of the second Tutorial zone, if the initial instance is too full and another one is available. Just tell him that you [wish] to go.


*** Items ***

- Nearly all items that previously needed to be equipped in order to activate their spell effect should now be useable from your inventory if you are capable of equipping that item. These changes intentionally exclude a number of quest and bane items.
- The Rod of Alsa Thel can now be placed in your bank.
- The Midnight Veil can no longer be stored in banks or real estates.
- The Woodwind Finesse effect on the Twisted Reed Flute will no longer affect PBAE songs.


*** Tradeskills ***

- Maxed tradeskill trophies now produce a 24 slot tradeskill component bag in addition to the 12 slot general carry-all.
- You can now find Extraplanar Silk in Veil of Alaris and House of Thule zones. To find instructions on how to use it to craft an Extraplanar Trade Satchel, visit Bookseller Shoden in Argath or Sherin Matrick in the Plane of Knowledge.
- Looted cultural crafting components now have small coin and tribute values.
- Added a coin or tribute value to many looted poison and jewelry tradeskilling components.


*** Quests & Events ***

- Destrea Kinmare in the Plane of Knowledge needs your help to stop the cruel experimentation that is underway within The Hatchery. Completing this mission provides a health and mana boost to the Dragonscale Skystrider Mount, which can be purchased in the Marketplace.
- Time and Tides raid - Lowered the initial DPS of High Priests within the raid.
- Time and Tides raid - Those who are currently on top of a High Priest's hate list should no longer receive a whirlpool emote.
- Time and Tides raid - Increased the amount of time characters have to respond to the whirlpool emote.
- Time and Tides raid - Decreased the radius of the whirlpool effect.
- Two Sides of the Stone raid - Significantly lowered the amount of HP Vision or Decay will heal when a condition is "failed".
- Two Sides of the Stone raid - Characters who are dead and unable to follow the "jump" emote will no longer trigger the fail condition.
- Two Sides of the Stone raid - Characters now have a little more time to execute their "jumps" and remove "filth".
- Unearthing Alra raid - Clarified the effect of each tower.
- Unearthing Alra raid - Made a number of changes to the messaging to better explain some previously ambiguous mechanics.
- Cacophony of Power raid - Decreased the mana drain on Dissonance of Depletion.
- Order of Three raid - Removed an unnamed exploit.
- Order of Three raid - Decreased the melee damage of all three main bosses.
- Order of Three raid and mission- The long-term debuffs (Life Enhancing Light, Coat of Oilflowers, Song for the Sea, and Coat of Roiling Water) no longer prevent out of combat regen.
- Order of Three raid and mission - Reduced the radius of Bonds of Guilt and changed the spell's effect from a long snare to a short stun.
- Fumerak the Quintessence raid - Fixed a number of bugs, reduced the damage output of Fumerak and its adds, and improved the messaging.
- The Triune God raid - Prevented the Blinding Lights from moving in a cluster and affecting avatar pathing.
- The Triune God raid - Reduced the sphere of influence sizes for Blinding Lights, Filth Clouds, and personal charm effects. Blinding Lights no longer has a knockback component, and its damage has been reduced.
- The Triune God raid - In the first phase, now only 4 of 8 crystal shards need to be destroyed. You also can damage the Triunity for up to 10% of its health, instead of 5%, on each vulnerability window.
- The Triune God raid - Charmed avatars will now stay focused on attacking crystal shards.
- The Triune God raid - In the second phase, the HP of crystal relics has been reduced by 30%, and their vulnerability window has lengthened.
- The Triune God raid - A checkpoint has been added after the second phase.
- The Triune God raid - The length of time between several emotes and their consequences has been increased.
- The number of players needed to start the following raids has been reduced to 6: Ancient Heroes - Lady Vox, Ancient Heroes - Lord Nagafen, Big Bynn's Return, Crazok Moonfang, Fippy's Revenge, Ralkor's Crystals, The Fanged Moon, and The Soulbleeder Must Bleed.
- Reduced from 4 to 1 the number of players required to be at each altar in the "exiles" portion of the Inktu'ta, the Unmasked Chapel raid.
- The number of players required for the following events has been reduced from 18 to 6: Muramite Proving Ground raid trials, and Erdna the Sleeping Giant in The Steppes.
- 13th Anniversary quests - Removed the option for 1 AA point as a reward. The quests now grant a small amount of experience upon completion.
- 13th Anniversary quests - Lowered the re-use time of the mining pick used in "Responsible Mining".
- 13th Anniversary quests - Corrected a few issues with "Ferocious Feralings" and "Rumor Has It...".
- 13th Anniversary quests - Added an achievement related to the missions.
- 13th Anniversary mission - The AA reward has been increased to 5 AA points, but may now only be selected once.
- 13th Anniversary raid rewards - Players who have already completed the raid should be granted a reward set via their raid achievement. The reward set allows you to select either augmentation that drops from the event. This choice is only granted once. Subsequent victories will allow you to choose between receiving factions or experience.
- Quests granting reward sets that offer faction gains will now adjust opposing factions accordingly.


*** Spells ***

- Enchanter - Increased the damage on Mana Reiteration Strike and Mana Repercussion strike.
- Magician - Exigent Minions and Exigent Servants have discovered a new ability that will only work against certain strong raid targets.


*** NPC ***

- Fixxin is in a great mood due to the 13th anniversary and will be more likely to chat with folks that he normally does not like.
- Geniveve, the Tribute Master in Crescent Reach, will now accept the tribute of any race, not just Drakkins.
- Laurentiu and Marilena in Goru`Kar Mesa are more willing to accept the help of higher level adventurers undertaking the Hero's Journey.
- Secalna Galnor can now send you to the tutorial if you are level 10 or lower.
- Corrected an issue where Cook Idriak was not accepting the Ripe Bixie Heads for his task "Heads Above the Rest".


*** AA ***

- Enchanter - Mesmerization Mastery is now restricted to single-target mez spells only. Area-of-effect spells are not extended.


*** Achievements ***

- To complete the "7th Anniversary Tasks" achievement, you now only need to finish one of the three tasks.
- Added a list of tasks to the Alaran Language Master achievement that shows the language points for the completion of various task groups.
- Corrected an issue where players who had completed non-repeatable tasks in the past were not receiving achievement credit. This should clear up many issues where players were unable to complete the Hero's Journey meta-achievements.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Small Grease Jar Sketches are now available.


*** Mercenaries ***

- Bloodbone Skeleton tank mercenaries will now keep the attention of their targets as reliably as other mercenaries.
- The following caster DPS mercenaries now cast at the same speed and generate the same amount of hate as other mercenaries - Amygdalan, Aviak, Bloodbone Skeleton, Dragorn, Gingerbread Man, Girplan, Hadal, Marionette, Rallosian Ork, Sarnak, and Swinetor.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Added two small signs in the Guild Lobby to signify which door will take you to a standard guild hall and which door will take you to a real estate guild hall.
- You can now ask Arias to send you to a different instance of the second Tutorial zone, if the initial instance is too full and another one is available. Just tell him that you [wish] to go.
- Made it so that members that do not have access to prestige items will no longer be able to insert a prestige augmentation into an item.
- Modified the functionality of prestige items so that armor or weapons with prestige augments inserted do not become prestige.
--- The item slot now appears purple when an item has an augment that is prestige (but the item itself is still enabled).
--- When examining the item, the item name will appear purple, and any augments that are disabled as a result of being prestige appear red.
--- If the item itself is prestige, and disabled as a result, then prestige augments are factored into the item display stats.
--- If the item itself is not prestige, then disabled prestige augments are not factored into the item display stats.


*** UI ***

- Made it so that every UI window will have the "Help" option in its right click menu.
- Fixed an oversight where the "Style_Qmarkbox" didn't actually make the window display its "?" in the title bar. Now it will.
- Converted all the locations from defining the visibility of the "?" in code to the XML file instead.
- Added the "DecalSize" and "Location" properties to the ListboxColumn UI type. This allows custom UI designers to specify the size and positioning of graphical elements within list boxes. This has been implemented in the EQUI_MarketplaceWnd.xml for an example.


- Changed -
EQUI_AAWindow.xml
EQUI_AdventureLeaderboardWnd.xml
EQUI_AdventureRequestWnd.xml
EQUI_AdventureStatsWnd.xml
EQUI_AlertHistoryWnd.xml
EQUI_AltStorageWnd.xml
EQUI_AudioTriggersWindow.xml
EQUI_BandolierWnd.xml
EQUI_BankWnd.xml
EQUI_BarterMerchantWnd.xml
EQUI_BarterSearchWnd.xml
EQUI_BarterWnd.xml
EQUI_BigBankWnd.xml
EQUI_BodyTintWnd.xml
EQUI_ClaimWnd.xml
EQUI_CombatAbilityWnd.xml
EQUI_DynamicZoneWnd.xml
EQUI_FellowshipWnd.xml
EQUI_FriendsWnd.xml
EQUI_GiveWnd.xml
EQUI_GuildBankWnd.xml
EQUI_GuildManagementWnd.xml
EQUI_HotButtonWnd.xml
EQUI_Inventory.xml
EQUI_ItemExpTransferWnd.xml
EQUI_JournalNPCWnd.xml
EQUI_LeadershipWnd.xml
EQUI_LFGuildWnd.xml
EQUI_LootWnd.xml
EQUI_MailAddressBookWindow.xml
EQUI_MailCompositionWindow.xml
EQUI_MailWindow.xml
EQUI_MarketplaceWnd.xml
EQUI_MerchantWnd.xml
EQUI_NewPointMerchantWnd.xml
EQUI_PetInfoWindow.xml
EQUI_PlayerCustomizationWnd.xml
EQUI_PointMerchantWnd.xml
EQUI_PotionBeltWnd.xml
EQUI_PvPLeaderboardWnd.xml
EQUI_PvPStatsWnd.xml
EQUI_QuantityWnd.xml
EQUI_RaidWindow.xml
EQUI_RealEstateItemsWnd.xml
EQUI_RealEstateLayoutDetailsWnd.xml
EQUI_RealEstateManageWnd.xml
EQUI_RealEstateNeighborhoodWnd.xml
EQUI_RealEstatePlotSearchWnd.xml
EQUI_RealEstatePurchaseWnd.xml
EQUI_SendMoneyWnd.xml
EQUI_SkillsWindow.xml
EQUI_SpellBookWnd.xml
EQUI_StoryWnd.xml
EQUI_TaskSelectWnd.xml
EQUI_TaskTemplateSelectWnd.xml
EQUI_TaskWnd.xml
EQUI_TitleWnd.xml
EQUI_TradeskillWnd.xml
EQUI_TradeWnd.xml
EQUI_TrainWindow.xml
EQUI_TributeBenefitWnd.xml
EQUI_TributeMasterWnd.xml
EQUI_TributeTrophyWnd.xml
EQUI_VoiceMacroWnd.xml
EQUI_VoteResultsWnd.xml
EQUI_VoteWnd.xml
EQUI_ZoneGuideWnd.xml
EQUI_ZonePathWnd.xml
SIDL.xml


*** Previously Updated ***

- Corrected an issue that could prevent players from requesting Bobo Gleemaker's mission 'This Ain't Right'.



- The EverQuest Team



April 9, 2012 - New Way to Quest Update

Update to New Way to Quest: 13th Anniversary Quests are all completed with new additions on top!

Extra things added: Clicking Quest Giver will do a single map hover over with Giver: name and Request: phrase, Ground Spawns received this as well, Ground Spawns also show the image in the hover over box!

VoA is still in progress and will be done over time, HoT will be after, but HoT will take longer due to having to redo most tasks :)

You can find these in 13th Anniversary pages or the new quest: Hatching a Plan

We would like to hear your feedback now that parts of this are live. Do you like it? Do you hate it? please let us know in our forums or Contact Us! Thanks!



April 5, 2012 - Hatching a Plan!

We have put up the new Quest that is going to be in the April Patch: Hatching a Plan. We are unsure how long the quest will be in at the moment.
The reward (Draconic Skystrider Scales, a Familiar):



April 4, 2012 - Contest Rewards

All contest rewards have been emailed to the winners. If you for some reason did not receive your reward, please email me at: Rorce@EQResource.com



April 3, 2012 - Contest Winners

Our judges have casted their votes (special thanks to Rathe.Pixiepuffles for helping us judge!)

For the Articles contest, the winner is Erollisi.Cisasten! Congrats on (1) Veil of Alaris key, and (1) 1000 Station Cash code!

For the Banners contest, the winner is Erollisi.Blabberpuss! Contgrats on (1) Veil of Alaris key, and (1) 1000 Station Cash code!

For the Classic Screen Shot contests, the first place winner is Tiane! The second place winner is Povar.Kanissa! Grats each of you on (1) Veil of Alaris key!

And for the Player Housing / Yard contests, grats Bertox.Orlandith on the best player house! And for the best player yard, grats to Luclin.Kirkisx!

Thank you to everyone who participated in these contests. We will be getting your rewards out to you as soon as possible!