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December 3, 2020 - Claws of Veeshan Expansion Patch 12/8

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 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:
DBStr Changes:
EQStr Changes:
Faction Changes:
Spell Changes:


Update Notes:
December 8, 2020
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*** Highlights ***
- Claws of Veeshan is now available for anyone that has purchased it.
- - Velious is overwhelmed with writhing ice. Frozen undead swarm everywhere. The few survivors throw aside old hatreds, for now at least, and band together to survive. The heroes of Norrath arrive to help them, but they have not discovered the source of the deadly ice. The remaining giants of Kael Drakkel, now more able to move around their city, carve a tunnel out to the Cobalt Scar. It is time for the bravest heroes of Norrath to challenge the dragons of Velious and put an end to the deadly magic that has tormented the citizens of the continent.
- - Rise to the challenge! Face the ancient dragons of Velious and bring them to account for their actions!
- - The Dragon's Hoard is now available. See below for details.


*** Quests & Events ***
- Lake-Effect Snow Devils - Updated text to reflect which mob should be killed for credit with the quest.
- - Fixed an issue with snow dervishes appearing with incorrect names.
- - Fixed an issue in where players were not getting kill credit for killing snow dervishes in the Great Divide.
- To Kill a Thel Ereth Ril - Fixed an issue where Alchemist Vaskerin would not give the player the correct item to continue the quest.


*** Spells ***
- Monk - Increased the incoming damage modifier for ranks 2 and 3 of Firewalker's Covenant.
- Necromancer - Increased the maximum level affected by Malevolent Alliance from 110 to 115.
- Paladin - Increased the maximum level affected by Holy Alliance from 110 to 115.
- Wizard - Increased the maximum level affected by Self-Combustion Effect from 110 to 115.


*** AA ***
- The following Archetype AAs are now collectively called "Battlefield Vengeance":
- - Return Kick, Frenzied Return Strike, Knight's Return Strike, Hunter's Return Kick, Knave's Return Strike, Warlord's Return Kick, Beastlord's Feral Kick, and Furious Refrain.
- - Their functionality remains the same.


*** NPCs ***
- More windchill sprites can be found in the Eastern Wastes (Torment of Velious).
- Zeflmin Welikanin can now teleport you to the Torment of Velious version of the Cobalt Scar.


*** Miscellaneous ***
- The Dragon's Hoard is now available. To find it, open the bank and click on the Dragon's Hoard button.
- - This will act as a separate bank for each character and allow you to store additional items.
- - It can be accessed from any banker in the world on all servers as long as you have purchased the Claws of Veeshan expansion.
- - This gives you the option to store your items in a list based format that is easily sorted and auto-merges your stacks of items for you.
- - The cap for each character's Hoard is 100 items for members, 25 items for non-members, and 100 additional items from purchased Dragon's Hoard Slots.
- - Dragon's Hoard items will only show up in Find Item window searches when the Dragon's Hoard window is open.
- - Dragon's Hoard items will be listed in /outputfile inventory if it is run when the Dragon's Hoard window is open.
- - The Dragon's Hoard allows for one additional instance of a lore/lore-group item to be stored, independent of your inventory, similar to the shared bank.
- Fixed a potential client crash when trying to render lighting on some models.
- Fixed a potential rare client crash related to chat channels and invalid character data.


*** UI ***
- Fixed several potential client crashes related to custom UIs and the Overseer window.

- Added -
EQUI_DragonHoardWnd.xml

- Changed -
EQUI.xml
EQUI_Animations.xml
EQUI_BankWnd.xml
EQUI_BigBankWnd.xml
EQUI_FindItemWnd.xml


- The EverQuest Team



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December 3, 2020 - Santug Claugg is Coming to Town for Frostfell!

Get ready to spread some holiday cheer, because Frostfell is finally here!

From Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 12:00 AM PST (It's already begun!) until the snow melts on Thursday, January 21, 2020 at 11:00 PM PST, you'll be able to take part in the festivities with a sleigh-full of wonderful wintry activities! Can't wait a moment longer? Read on for a rundown of what's planned for the holiday season.


Santug Claugg

Santug Claugg is coming to Norrath, with plenty of gifts in tow! From Monday, December 24 to Wednesday, December 26, everyone's favorite red-armored ogre will be handing out gifts to all the good citizens, so be sure not to miss his special visit!

Holiday Shopping in the Marketplace!

Frostfell items have returned to the Marketplace, just in time for some holiday shopping! These fun seasonal items will only be around for a limited time, so make sure that you don't miss out.


Frostfell only happens once a year, so be sure to partake in all the celebrations you can! Happy Frostfell, Norrathians!



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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December 1, 2020 - A Quick Note from Jenn Chan, Head of Studio, Darkpaw Games

    Hi All, as you may or may not have already heard, Daybreak Games has entered into an acquisition agreement with a publicly listed gaming company based in Stockholm, Sweden, Enad Global 7 (EG7).

    While we are thrilled about this news, we are sure many of you have questions about what this means for the launch date of our titles or operations as a whole. Rest assured nothing will change there. Claws of Veeshan launches on December 8 and Reign of Shadows a week later on December 15. We are excited to bring you these new entries in Norrath’s stories.

    As a studio, you may have already noticed we have been doing some hiring recently in support of reinvestment projects. While we aren’t quite ready to discuss the details of those yet, they are in support of the live operations of EverQuest and EverQuest II.

    Specifically, being acquired by EG7 advances our ability to continue our development in EverQuest and EverQuest 2, and further spur on our ongoing dedication to EverQuest as a brand.

    I am particularly excited because of what Darkpaw brings to EG7, with over 21 years of knowledge and innovation in the live service games space we offer a unique perspective for the many other companies in the EG7 family. I look forward to sharing that expertise on a much larger scale that is afforded to us by this acquisition.

    From me, and all of the team at Darkpaw Games, we hope your holiday season is filled with joy and wish you a happy new year.

    Jenn Chan



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November 24, 2020 - Thanksgiving Weekend Bonuses

We hope your adventures are going well!

It's that time of year Norrathians, for those adventurers that hail from that land known as the United States of America they will be celebrating a holiday known as Thanksgiving.

But for those of us in Norrath that means bonuses,
+50% bonus experience
+50% bonus rares
+50% bonus faction

and a sale!

15% off bags sale! (please note, sale applies to members only, this replaces the normal 10% membership discount it does not stack.)


We will be celebrating on Norrath from November 25, 2020 at 12:00 AM PST until November 30, 2020 at 11:00 PM PST



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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November 16, 2020 - Patch on Weds 11/18

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, November 18 at 6:00 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 8 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=11182020
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=11182020
EQStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/eqstrhistory.php?mdy=11182020
Faction Changes:
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=11182020


Update Notes:
November 18, 2020
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*** Items ***
- Fixed the spell description of Claws of Veeshan Expansion Ticket to say it will grant Claws of Veeshan.
- Music Box: Kaladim will now play music even if you do not target yourself when you click
- Check out the Marketplace for featured Thanksgiving items. Runs from 11/18 until 12/1!


*** Spells ***
- Necromancer - Corrected an issue that allowed the Deathwhisper focus effect to affect spells that it is not intended to affect.
- Paladin - Spells in the Harmonious Blessing line will no longer stack with each other.
- Shadowknight - Spells in the Harmonious Disruption line will no longer stack with each other.
- Magician - Fixed an issue that caused Meteoric Bolt and Korascian Bolt to display an incorrect bolt model.


*** Miscellaneous ***
- Addressed a potential zone crash with disconnected players.
- Addressed a potential login server crash related to modifying account data.
- Addressed a potential zone crash related to spell processing.
- The newest wolves no longer count as birds and will trigger as wolves for Slayer achievements. The kills that were wolves but triggered the bird achievements will be removed from the "Bird Flew," "The Zookeeper," and "Featherbrained Plan" Slayer achievements. These kills will not be added to the equivalent wolf achievements. We apologize for the inconvenience this caused.


- The EverQuest Team



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October 19, 2020 - Patch Weds 10/21

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 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=10212020
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=10212020
EQStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/eqstrhistory.php?mdy=10212020
Faction Changes:
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=10212020


Update Notes:
October 21, 2020
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*** Items ***
- Fixed a small spelling error in the description of Nimbus of the Lit Way.
- Necromancer - Corrected an issue that caused the Deathwhisper Shard of the Ancients to provide more benefit than intended. It now results in the same total benefit as other class epic augments.
- Look to the Marketplace this month for the Dwarf Heritage Crate. Each crate contains a random item. Trade these Dwarf Heritage items to your friends or collect them all yourself!


*** Tradeskills ***
- Fixed an issue that prevented some characters from receiving the tradeskill skill cap extensions that their known recipe counts qualified them for.


*** Quests & Events ***
- Corrected an issue where solo tasks were incorrectly displaying a 24 hour duration.
- Innoruuk's Curse - Duriek Bloodpool in Paineel is no longer susceptible to combat and will now respawn every 30 minutes.


*** Spells ***
- Cleric and Paladin - Corrected a bad description for Divine Aura.


*** AA ***
- Ferocious Kick ranks 11-13 have improved resist values, making it harder to resist.


*** NPCs ***
- Fixed an issue that was causing pets renamed to a name that contained "pet" to revert to the default pet name.


*** Overseer ***
- Added Conflagrant Platinum as one of the rewards for crit success of the Ring of Scale tradeskill rewards.


*** Miscellaneous ***
- Corrected an issue where some characters who are in a fellowship were not always appearing in their fellowship.
- The /report command now gives you the option to open a Customer Service ticket in a browser, as reports will not be investigated without a corresponding ticket. Updated the help text for report to be more accurate. This command reports the first 20 visible lines of text in each open chat window, starting with the main chat window. /report can now be used once every minute instead of once each time your character zones.
- Added the /usetarget command which will left click a targeted player or right click a targeted NPC to help facilitate interactions in crowded areas.


*** UI ***
- Block, shield block, and staff block now display different messages in combat logs.


- The EverQuest Team



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October 14, 2020 - Claws of Veeshan, Preorder and Beta, OH MY!

Hail Norrath,

It's been quite a year! We've had to adjust to working from home and learning how to put together an expansion while working remotely. I am incredibly proud of the team and what they have achieved, but the days are growing shorter, the nights are growing longer, and we are rapidly approaching that magical time of year. With that in mind, I am thrilled to announce our 27th expansion officially and show off the logo and key art!



That's right, our 27th Expansion for EverQuest is named Claws of Veeshan and continues the tales that began in Torment of Velious. Velious is overwhelmed with writhing ice. Frozen undead swarm everywhere. The few survivors that remain throw aside old hatreds -- for now at least -- and band together to survive.
It is time for the bravest heroes of Norrath to challenge the dragons of Velious and put an end to the deadly magic that has tormented the citizens of the continent.
Rise to the challenge! Face the ancient dragons of Velious and bring them to account for their actions!





Notable Features

    6 Expansion Zones - Follow the chilling trail of ice into the lands dominated by the dragons of Velious. Find the source of the mysterious and restless ice and put an end to the dangers that have enveloped the entire continent.
    New Raids, Quests, and Missions
    New Spells, Combat Abilities, and AAs
    New Collections
    Dragon's Hoard - A dragon's hoard for those that have collected so many items, it is nigh impossible to contain. This is an additional space to hold all those items you may need once more but do not need now.

There is so much more to reveal over the coming weeks as we launch beta and preorders for Claws of Veeshan on October 21 between 10 AM and 12 PM (Noon) PDT. Don't forget, If you pre-order, you will get access to Beta. I hope to see you all there!

Tech Debt and Other Projects

We were able to complete projects on multiple database migrations, upgrades, and optimizations that had become tech debt this year. In addition to the performance improvements we've been making since June, we've closed out around 150 separate bugs. In addition to that, we've been replacing our hardware with new and more powerful servers, and we've also reached a 95% reduction in world crashes since the peak of this year. While some of these projects have happened in the background, you were affected by some long downtimes on some of them while they were being solved. Thank you so much for your patience then and your continued forbearance as we improve EverQuest and continue to build stories in Norrath for years to come.


Team Darkpaw

We announced our inaugural Darkpaw Games Extra Life team TEAM DARKPAW, led by our community manager, Dreamweaver. The team has already raised over 5400 dollars and has almost 100 members! Game Day is November 7th, and it's never too late to join and raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.


Developer Video Series

Daybreak as a company has been partnering with the San Diego County Office of Education to teach kids about careers in tech, and part of that project is our Developer Video Series. I had the pleasure of being the first one up! You can check out the video on the SDCOE Youtube channel here and stay tuned for more from our studio and other studios in the Daybreak Family.

I know that's a lot to go over but don't forget,

Beta and Preorder for Claws of Veeshan, October 21, 2020. I'll see you there.

Never Give Up,

Jenn Chan, Head of Studio, Darkpaw Games



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October 5, 2020 - The Final Round of Fall Fun Begins Tomorrow

Fall Fun Round 3 is almost here!

From Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 12:01 AM PDT, until Monday, October 19, 2020 at 11 PM PDT, ALL players will receive 1.5 times as much experience in their adventures across Norrath!



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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September 21, 2020 - Fall Bonuses round 2

The second round of Fall Fun bonuses is here, and more adventures are on the horizon!

From Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 12:01 AM PDT until Monday, October 5, 2020 at 10:59 PM PDT, ALL players will experience 50% shorter instance lockout timers!


Grab your gear and head into Norrath - there is extra adventuring to be had! And of course, be sure to check back on October 5 to find out what the last bonus will be!



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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September 14, 2020 - Patch Weds 9/16

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 6:00 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 7 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=09162020
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=09162020
EQStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/eqstrhistory.php?mdy=09162020
Faction Changes:
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=09162020


Update Notes:
September 16, 2020
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*** Highlights ***
- Made many improvements to the Overseer system to make it simpler to find Agents you need when you need them. See the Overseer section below.


*** Quests & Events ***
- Shared tasks will now accurately display a max duration of 24 hours rather than listing unlimited time remaining.
- Franklin Teek remembered that there is no such thing as "highlor" kobolds in Norrath, and has realized that he meant "highland" kobolds. He apologizes to all adventurers who he confused.


*** Spells ***
- Corrected an issue that would cause the messages displayed when a spell is overwritten or wears off to either fail to display or display incorrectly.
- Enchanter - Corrected a missing item that made level 111 animations take more melee damage than intended.


*** AA ***
- Corrected an issue that was preventing multiple Alternate Advancement Abilities from activating from a single hotkey press.


*** NPCs ***
- Lord Bergurgle is no longer susceptible to charm.
- Fixed the models in the Misty Thicket to be more consistent with other fire beetles.


*** Overseer ***
- Fixed an issue that caused the 21st Anniversary Overseer Quest "I Guess This is Growing Up" to remain available after the event had ended.
- Conversion quests no longer enforce rules for iconic Agents, meaning that you can have more than one of an iconic Agent on a single conversion quest at a time.
- You can now start or complete conversion quests when you have hit the active or completed quest caps and they continue to not count towards these caps.
- The DBC costs to recover an incapacitated Agent have been rebalanced. The minimum cost to recover an Agent has slightly increased while the cost to recover an Agent with a multi-day incapacitation has decreased significantly.
- Modified how Available Agents are sorted in the Quests tab for non-conversion quests. They are now sorted by the total number of matching traits and jobs, then by job ranks, rarity, and finally name. This change will usually result in sorting Agents with the highest potential contribution ahead of the pack.
- - Conversion Quests now sort by the total number of idle duplicates in descending order, then by name.
- Optional quest party slots now display their required job rank.
- Agents who offer no benefit to a quest no longer appear in the Available Agents list in the Quests tab.
- Unavailable Agents are now sorted to the end of the Available Agents list.
- Added a tooltip that displays an Agent's name, jobs, and traits when hovering your mouse over an Agent's minimized portrait.


*** Progression Servers ***
- Players may server transfer between progression servers that are in the same or later expansion and within the same or a less restricted ruleset. True box is more restrictive than servers without it. Free trade (Firiona Vie ruleset) is less restrictive than servers without it. Voting unlock servers are more restrictive than servers without voting. This means:
- - Characters on any progression server may transfer to live servers.
- - Characters on Aradune, Agnarr, Coirnav, and Mangler may transfer to Phinigel.
- - Characters on Aradune and Mangler may transfer to Selo.
- - Characters on Aradune may transfer to Mangler or Rizlona.


*** Miscellaneous ***
- When starting a new shared task or dynamic zone, players in a group or raid will be added in order by what group they are in from 1 to 12 in the raid window, followed by ungrouped players. The raid leader will always be added first. This is to alleviate the need to remove and reinvite additional players if there isn't room for them in the instance. Within a single group, the order players are added to the instance is not necessarily what is displayed in the raid window.
- On new characters, autosplit will now be enabled by default.


*** UI ***
- Corrected an issue that would prevent the reward selection window from displaying your pending rewards.
- Fixed an issue where /grouproles could cause your client to crash.


- Changed -
EQUI_OverseerWnd.xml


- The EverQuest Team



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