Nov 22, 2022 - EQResource Wall Sign Giveaway - NoS Launches 12/6 - EQ Patch 11/16 - Producers Letter October 2022 - EQResource Discord Server - EQResource in-game channel




November 23, 2022 - Black Friday + Cyber Monday Bonuses

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner, so we've decided once again to mash everything up and have a week-long sale on bags and unvaulted bag bundles! Starting today and ending on November 29, 2022 at 11:00 p.m. PST, you can get 15% off bag and bundle purchases. Don't forget, not all bags will be available on the Marketplace depending on your server and what expansions have unlocked. But it's a great time to get a sweet deal! 

We're also celebrating the beginning of the holiday season by providing each of you with some extra in-game bonuses that should make your questing and adventuring a little more rewarding. Kicking off today, all players can enjoy the following:

    50% extra experience gains
    50% bonus chance for rare spawns
    50% extra faction gains

Just another opportunity to let you know how much we appreciate all of you! These bonuses end on November 27, 2022 at 11:00 p.m. PST.

Enjoy bagging a bargain! We've got all of this in the bag.

Okay, we'll clutch what's left of our professionalism and totes move on now.



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November 22, 2022 - Night of Shadows Launches 12/6

Night of Shadows, the latest expansion for EverQuest, will be going live on December 6, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. PST. New adventures, new places to explore-so much to do and see so if you haven't pre-ordered your copy yet, click here. All Access members enjoy a wealth of benefits including the ability to save 10% on expansions, and you can enjoy these benefits too by clicking here.



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November 22, 2022 - EQResource Wall Sign Giveaway!

The Contest -

We are giving away 2 hand crafted EverQuest wall signs! These signs are approximately 12 inches tall by 24 inches wide, and has several light color modes to choose from (but red or orange are the only two correct choices!). These two signs feature the EverQuest Ranger Epic 2.0, and the EverQuest Bard Epic 2.0

These prizes are being supplied by Timber & Twine: Handcrafted Designs. Be sure to check out the 16 EverQuest inspired wall signs they currently offer, or contact them if you are interested in a custom sign with your character name and guild tag!  Use promo code EQLIFE for 15% off your order!

Note: These prizes have very minor blemishes or defects that made them not suitable for being sold. 

These contests are both simple "post to win" contests.  We'd like to hear a story about your most memorable time playing on or with a Ranger / Bard, but a story is not required to enter.

Enter the Ranger sign contest here.
Enter the Bard sign contest here.


The Rules -


 - Due to us having to pay for physical shipping of rewards, this contest is only open to folks in the U.S. Sorry!
 - Your entry should be a reply to the contest thread.
 - Write as much or as little as you like.
 - Only one entry per person.
 - At the end of the contest all entries will be numbered and a winner will be chosen at random.
 - The contest ends on December 10th at 11:59pm Pacific, and a winner will be announced by December 13th.

The Rewards -

(1) Hand Crafted Backlit Ranger Sign
(1) Hand Crafted Backlit Bard Sign

               




Sponsored By -

This contest is sponsored by Timber & Twine: Handcrafted Designs. Please go check out the epic EverQuest inspired class signs they offer!  You can also have a custom sign created with your character and guild name!



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November 15, 2022 - Patch 11/16

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 6:00 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 6 hours.



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!).


Achievement Changes: https://achievements.eqresource.com/achievementshistory.php?mdy=11162022
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=11162022
EQStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/eqstrhistory.php?mdy=11162022
Faction Changes: https://factions.eqresource.com/factionhistory.php?mdy=11162022
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=11162022


Update Notes:
November 16, 2022
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*** Items ***
- Fixed a client crash when inserting an augment you can't use into an item you are currently wearing on Free Trade servers.
- Shadowsilk Sash has had its spell description fixed.

 
*** Tradeskills ***
- Recipes should once again award the most significant product(s) before returned components such as tools.


*** Quests & Events ***
- Kill Kangur (Raid) - Altered this event so that the main loot is in a chest that is opened as the last step of the event.
- Primal Vampire (Raid) - Updated the fail chat text to reflect the correct name of the Achievements 'No Ascent' and 'Feastless'.
- Quoth the Raven... - Ravenous gorals will no longer give credit for this quest.   
- The Hero's Journey - Neriak Quests - Death of Lyda Nasin (Achievement) - This achievement has been restored as the target of this quest, Lyda Nasin, can now be found in East Freeport.


*** Spells ***
- Warrior - Altered Determined Reprisal and Wade into Battle to fix a stacking conflict with Spire of the Warlord.
- Rogue - Added Thief's Eyes and Thief's Vision to a stacking group to ensure that lower ranks will not overwrite higher ranks.
- Enchanter - Arcane Disjunction has been adjusted to no longer conflict with the Wizard Class AA, Trifurcating Magic.
- Corrected an issue with the text of the description for Yeti Chill.


*** AA ***
- Magician - Theft of Essence - The proc rate for this ability has been updated to 100%.
- Magician - Elemental Conversion - This has been updated to ignore damage mitigation factors on the pet.
- Magician - Elemental Conversion - Several ranks have been adjusted to consume slightly more pet health while returning slightly more mana.
- Enchanter - Beguiler's Synergy - This will now buff chromatic spells in addition to fire, ice, and magic spells.

 
*** NPCs ***
- Drifter Minki will now leave the Nexus when he is not needed. Fear not as he will return during the Anniversary.


*** Overseer ***
- Fixed a typo in the Overseer Quest 'Guard the Goods'. 
- Several new event-specific Agents have been added to Overseer, available only during the Frostfell event in December.
- A new line of event-specific Overseer Quests, available at all Overseer levels, are also available for a limited time during Frostfell.
- New achievements, found in the Overseer >> Holiday category, have also been added for completing each of the new Frostfell event Overseer Quests.


*** Miscellaneous ***
- Corrected an issue where a beta copy would not work if the character's name was taken.
- Fixed a zone crash that would rarely happen when moving items in containers.
- Temple of Veeshan will now spawn a pickzone if it reaches 25 players.

 
*** UI ***
- The Bazaar Search window's platinum column is now right-justified. 


*** Previously Updated ***
- Corrected an issue that was preventing raid currency from being properly awarded after victories in Terror of Luclin raids.
- Treants and Giants in Blightfire Moors should now drop Diseased Ichor during Nights of the Dead.
- Corrected an issue that caused several combat skills to be hidden in the combat skills window.
- Corrected an issue where some tasks did not have a reduced level requirement on level locked servers.


- The EverQuest Team



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November 8, 2022 - Extra Life Bonuses

Thanks to your incredible generosity and mind-blowing participation in this year's Extra Life efforts to raise money for Rady Children’s Hospital - San Diego, the largest in-game benefits in the history of EverQuest have been earned and are now unlocked. Here’s what all players get to enjoy this week:

    200% bonus experience gains
    175% faster rare spawns
    125% more loot
    100% increased coins

These bonuses started this morning and will end on November 15, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. PST.

Those of you who are curious about the Individual bonuses: We’re currently working with Extra Life to lock down how many codes are needed, and we will continue to coordinate with them to get those keys sent to you as soon as possible. As you know, we’re not done fundraising through Extra Life and our team page will remain open to further donations until December 31, 2022 at 11:45 p.m. PST. Once we return from the holiday break (in early January 2023), we'll tally the Fundraiser amounts and do another tally of Individual donations in order to generate more keys to be distributed.

What a remarkable year this has been and again, we cannot thank all of you enough! Please continue to help spread the word, and we hope you enjoy all these bonuses.



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October 27, 2022 - Patch 10/28

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Friday, October 28, 2022 at 9:30 AM PT* for an important update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 3 hours.



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!).


Achievement Changes:
DBStr Changes:
EQStr Changes:
Faction Changes:
Spell Changes:


Update Notes:
*** Spells ***
Corrected an issue that caused several combat skills to be hidden in the combat skills window.


- The EverQuest Team



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October 24, 2022 - Patch 10/26

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, October 26th, 2022 at 6:00 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 6 hours.



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!).


Achievement Changes: https://achievements.eqresource.com/achievementshistory.php?mdy=10262022
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=10262022
EQStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/eqstrhistory.php?mdy=10262022
Faction Changes: https://factions.eqresource.com/factionhistory.php?mdy=10262022
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=10262022


Update Notes:
October 26, 2022
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*** Highlights ***
- New Overseer agents, quests, and achievements for Nights of the Dead have been added. See the Overseer section below for more details.
- Look to the Marketplace this month for the Erudite Heritage Crate. Each crate contains a random item. Trade these Erudite Heritage items to your friends or collect them all yourself!
- Continued reducing the amount of zone lag caused by spell casts and procs.


*** Tradeskills ***
- Crafting Planes of Power Timeless and Ornate armors no longer grants a small amount of experience.
- Failing to bake a Loaf of Bread no longer has a small chance to result in a Burnt Loaf of Bread. However, Burnt Loaf of Bread can now be crafted by placing a Loaf of Bread in an oven, no Bread Tin required.
- Recipes that consume a Flawless Conflagrant Diamond and whose failure had a small chance to result in a Crushed Conflagrant Diamond will now instead always return the Flawless Conflagrant Diamond.


*** Quests & Events ***
- Primal Vampire, Close the Gate, and Oubliette of Light (Raids) - Corrected an error that didn't award completion credit for beating these events.


*** Spells ***
- Bard - Removed the hidden requirement on the following 7 songs that prevented their use unless a matching instrument was equipped: Shauri's Sonorous Clouding, Cantata of Soothing, Melody of Ervaj, Occlusion of Sound, Composition of Ervaj, Harmony of Sound, and Harmony of Tone.
- Corrected a misspelled word in the description for Yeti Chill.


*** AA ***
- Attempting to trigger multiple AAs with cast times should no longer give a timer for the ones that don't cast.
- Necromancer - Reluctant Benevolence - Fixed an issue with the Disabled description.
- Monk - Technique of Master Wu - Ranks 36 and 37: Increased the percentage chance to hit for the first non-guaranteed strikes to be a 5% increase per rank.


*** Mercenaries ***
- Fixed a bug where, after server transfer or test copy, characters with open mercenary slots were unable to hire new ones.


*** Overseer ***
- Several new event agents specific to the Nights of the Dead event have been added to Overseer.
- A new line of event quests, available at all Overseer levels, are also available for a limited time during Nights of the Dead (and for an extra 2 weeks after Nights of the Dead ends!).
- New achievements, found in the Overseer >> Holiday category, have also been added for completing each of the new Nights of the Dead event quests.   


*** Miscellaneous ***
- Bards can now begin improving all instrument skills starting at level 1.
- Logging into a pickzone from character select will now prioritize returning you to the same pick you camped out from.
- Made a speculative fix to a problem when reconnecting after going link dead:
- - Logging into the same world after disconnecting from a zone and landing at the server selection screen, rather than the character selection screen, will now automatically kick the link dead PC rather than prompting you to do so.
- NPCs can now respond to /emote messages in the same manner they do /say messages.
- Armor can now be dyed with red, green, and blue values below 25.


*** UI ***
- Fixed a client crash that could occur when upgrading a Heroic Character with a custom UI.
- Fixed a bug where experience gained percentages displayed were inaccurate while in a party with players of different levels.
- Fixed a client crash that could occur when using a custom Extended Target Window.
- Rewards that grant currency will now display the name and quantity being granted in a chat message.
- When merging two groups, the leader of the joining group's Advanced Loot Window will now flash if there is at least one item in the loot list. The confirmation popup will no longer appear if the list is empty.


- The EverQuest Team



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October 4, 2022 - Producers Letter October 2022

2022 is flying along and this year has been amazing! Since the last letter, we've adventured with Living Legacy Raids, earned some ancient items and elusive achievements during Stone Cold Summer, enjoyed some in-game bonuses, and released level 100 Heroic Characters. Whew, that's a lot! But we're not done and have some big plans for what's to come.

I want to point out our discount event going on right now for Terror of Luclin. Your last day to get these items at these prices is October 10, 2022. You know the time of year that we're entering (expansion season), and we really want to see everyone get as prepared as possible for what's to come! Before I dive into that, though, let's review what has already happened and what's remaining on this year's roadmap.

2022 Roadmap Update:

    Completed:
        July:
            Server Merge of Phinigel and Miragul to Vox
            New Overseer Achievements and Reward Improvements - Through Account-Wide Achievements for Events
        September:
            Heroic Characters Update - New Heroic Characters start at level 100
            Time-Locked Progression Server Expansion Unlocks Moved to Thursdays
    Coming Up Soon:
        October:
            2022's Expansion Beta + Preorder
            New Content for Nights of the Dead
        November:
            Extra Life - Help us raise funds for the Children's Miracle Network
            New Content for Feast of Giving
        December:
            2022's Expansion Launch
            New Content for the New Year's Event

We're partnering with Extra Life again this year to help raise funds for Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego. Donations go to the selected children's hospital that the fundraiser selects, so if you'd like to help raise funds for a different hospital join the Darkpaw Games fundraising team and select that hospital. Children's hospitals perform such an important role in our communities. They literally are the difference between life and death for some children. On a very personal note, my family would look very different today if not for the lifesaving services that Rady Children's Hospital provided. The official Extra Life Game Day is November 5, 2022, and we have some plans to make this year bigger than before. Stay tuned for that update!

Okay, now onto the things you've probably been waiting for. Starting on October 11, 2022, beta for the next expansion begins! It's going to be your first chance to get a sneak peek, help us test, and earn yourself a sweet beta reward. This is also the same day pre-orders for the next expansion will open, so you can reserve it and get that pre-order bonus for yourself before it goes live. Lead the charge!

Speaking of expansion, expansion, expansion... I'm so excited to reveal the name and logo. Break out a torch and be sure you're armed and ready: Night of Shadows is coming!


Spoiler alert! There will be no spoiler alerts. You'll have to jump onto Beta or wait for our official announcements to learn more. Rest assured that, yes, shadowy dangers and challenges are about to unfold.

2022 is nearly long-and-gone but don't get too comfortable as we approach our holiday season. There are still plenty of in-game events to accomplish and roadmap milestones to be met. Thank you again, my friends, for all your involvement, dedication, and passion!


 
Can you owlbear the wait for Night of Shadows?

Head of Studio
Jenn Chan



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September 16, 2022 - Patch Weds 9/21

 All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 at 6:00 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 6 hours.



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!).


Achievement Changes: https://achievements.eqresource.com/achievementshistory.php?mdy=09212022
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=09212022
EQStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/eqstrhistory.php?mdy=09212022
Faction Changes:
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=09212022


Update Notes:
September 21, 2022
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*** Highlights ***
- Added the ability to output a filtered (Complete, Open, and/or Locked) list of your achievements using either a new button in the achievements window or the slash command: /outputfile achievements.
- Level 100 Heroic Characters are now available on servers that have unlocked Torment of Velious.


*** Quests & Events ***
- Mata Muram (Raid) - Added a speculative fix to ensure Mata Muram does not target people in 'hover mode' with his gaze.
- Free the Goranga (Raid) - Targets of the shadow chains effect will no longer be hit by the moonfall effects, so they can run as far away as they would like. Messaging has been added to let the target know when the chains protect them from the moonfall.
- Theater of Blood Access - The Twisted Harmonic Chime will now attune to you. Click it to attune, then click it again to teleport. You will only need to complete the attune step once.
- Kreljnok's Sword of Eternal Power - The map in East Wastes will no longer lie to you about Larnik's location. Additionally, Larnik can now be found after 4 to 6 hours following his last defeat.
- Demiplane of Blood Progression - Congealed Blood of Redfang, Rune-Etched Stone, Shrunken Head, and Sister's Handkerchief are five times more likely to drop from the creatures that drop them.
- Added an additional Eye of Yar`Lir and Eye of Vishimtar to the chest that drops in their raid.
- Essedera should be available again in Eastern Wastes (Torment of Velious).
- Altered the method used to give rewards for Terror of Luclin raids. The new method should be more tolerent of characters who are zoning at the time the rewards are granted. This includes flags and point currency but not the chest.


*** Spells ***
- Corrected an issue where hate could overflow to a lower value in a very long fight.


*** AA ***
- Activated abilities will be less likely to apply their reuse timer if they are interrupted by the caster zoning.


*** NPCs ***
- Marcia Attamilgad has decided to change the price she'll pay for a few items that aren't as rare as they once were.
- Phinigel Autropos, Dracoliche, Dread, and Terror are now immune to crowd control effects.


*** Progression Servers ***
- Mount blessings for knight classes should now apply during the intended active expansions on progression servers.
- Evolving items on Level Locked servers can now evolve when the owner is up to 10 levels lower than the item's required level.
- Teleport items rewarded on Vaniki have had their recast timers reduced, can be placed in housing, and no longer share recast timers with other teleport items.
- Elder Animist Dumul in Shar Vahl will accept the Copper Medal of War at level 50 on most servers or 40 on level capped servers.


*** Miscellaneous ***
- Made improvements to how achievements are processed to further reduce zone lag.
- Experience gain messages will now also display the percentage gained. This change currently only applies to regular experience (not AA).
- Return Home should refresh in some cases where the zone you are trying to enter is unavailable.
- Fixed a crash that could occur when removing an overflow item.
- Creating a Heroic Character on the Test server will now decrement your count of Heroic Character Consumables Pack.
- The safe point in Chardok has been moved to the zone-in point when entering from the Burning Woods.
- Some typos have been resolved in Shar Vahl flavor text. This does not affect any quest lines.


*** UI ***
- Your current target should now be highlighted with an outline of their consider color in the Extended Target Window.
- Updated the default location for hotbars 1-4 and updated bars 3-4 to show by default.
- Fixed an issue that would add a duplicate item when using Link All from the Advanced Loot Window.
- Updated the Bazaar and Merchant windows to include commas in the price of items.
- Clicking on the Extended Target Window but not on a target should keep your current target and no longer target yourself.
- Updated the Combat Skills Window to save the sorted column.
- Right-clicking a combat ability hotkey will now open up the Combat Skills window and select that combat ability.
- Alphabetized the list of commands when using /help.
- Updated the Claim window to better indicate if a feature is unavailable to claim.
- Fixed a problem with the Chat Options button on the Login Server's chat window being inaccessible.
- Added tooltip information explaining what the aggro numbers in Group and the Extended Target windows mean.
- Added the ability to output a filtered (Complete, Open, and/or Locked) list of your achievements using either a new button in the achievements window or the slash command: /outputfile achievements.

- Changed -
EQUI.xml
EQUI_AchievementsWnd.xml
EQUI_AdvancedLootWnd.xml
EQUI_CharacterCreate.xml
EQUI_CharacterListWnd.xml
EQUI_ClaimWnd.xml
EQUI_Inventory.xml
EQUI_PlayerWindow.xml
EQUI_TargetWindow.xml


*** Previously Updated *** 
- Fixed a bug that could result in unexpected results when making a tradeskill combine.
- The progression AA Gift of the Dark Reign, Tenacity of the Dark Reign, Embrace of the Dark Reign, Power of the Dark Reign, and Fervor of the Dark Reign now require level 60.


- The EverQuest Team



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September 13, 2022 - Fall Bonuses Return

Fall Fun is back again and Norrathians are the soul beneficiaries. Much like last year, we’re cranking up bonuses to rare spawns, faction gains, lockout timers, and experience gains. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect from this year’s event:

All times for when specific bonuses start is 12:00 a.m. PDT and they all end at 11:00 p.m. PDT.

    200% chance for rares to spawn and to faction gains and losses – September 13 to September 26, 2022
    50% reduction in lockout timers – September 27 to October 10, 2022
    150% experience gains – October 11 to October 24, 2022


Fall Fun is all about the fun so get out there and have . . . well, fun!



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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