May 24, 2024 - Bonus: EXP, Rares, Faction, Marketplace - EQ Patch 5/15 - April 2024 Producers Letter - EQ 25th Anniversary - EQ Roadmap 2024 - Year of Darkpaw - Laurion's Song Launches - EG7 Investor Presentation (MAU, Revenue, EQ3) - EQResource Discord Server - EQResource in-game channel




May 24, 2024 - Memorial Weekend Bonuses

Our Memorial Day Celebration has returned, and with it, you can enjoy the following bonuses and perks:

    50% bonus to character experience
    50% bonus to faction changes
    50% increase to rare spawn chance
    20% off Marketplace purchases if you’re an All Access member
    Unvaulted a selection of Marketplace items: LoN Prize Cards, Clockwork Hero’s Forge, Golden Hero Forge, and select familiars

Being a loyal Norrathian has its benefits! While you’re enjoying these bonuses, be sure to remember all the heroes who have come and gone but will never, ever be forgotten. The Memorial Day Bonuses and Marketplace Discount started today, May 24, 2024, and will end on May 28, 2024 at 11:00 p.m. PDT.



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May 14, 2024 - EQ Patch 5/15

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 6:00AM PT* for an update. Estimated downtime is expected to be 6 hours.



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Achievement Changes: https://achievements.eqresource.com/achievementshistory.php?mdy=05152024
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=05152024
EQStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/eqstrhistory.php?mdy=05152024
Faction Changes:
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=05152024


Update Notes:
May 15, 2024
_____________________
*** Highlights ***
- Level 50 Heroic characters are now available on servers that have unlocked Planes of Power.
- A new heritage crate, the Guktan Heritage Crate, is available in the marketplace.
- The achievement for 25th Anniversary Raid Challenges now has a reward allowing for the choice of one of the augments found in the raid chest. See below for details.
- The game client can once again launch in full screen mode and switching between desktop windows should be smoother.


*** Items ***
- Vestments of the Forsaken may not be claimed until Call of the Forsaken unlocks.
- The Alternate Advancement abilities Taelosian Guard and Ancestral Memories III found on the Lost Legacies evolving necklaces should now function correctly.
- If you claim a bag of items and have no room, the items inside the bag will now correctly be added to your overflow items.
- Bash attacks once again proc effects from the equipped shield or shield augments for all classes.
- Laurion's Song weapons that had Stunning Snap now have Stunning Snap II.
- Updated the zone descriptions of the Night of Shadow options of the Collection Item dispenser.
- Red Flaming Fist Ornament should now work correctly for all one hand and hand to hand weapons.


*** Quests & Events ***
- The achievement for 25th Anniversary Raid Challenges now has a reward allowing for the choice of one of the augments found in the raid chest. These augments will continue to drop from the raid chest.
- Made a speculative fix for Sleeper's Tomb fabled NPC spawns.
- Added a chance for Lord Bergurgle's Crown to drop from other aqua goblins in Lake Rathe.
- Fixed the issue with Va Xi Aten Ha Ra resetting herself. This was caused by her flinging herself too high and leaving her tether area. Increased the height of her tether and added a message that tells you when she resets via leaving her area.
- Everfrost Peaks, Year of Darkpaw - Broken Key of Frost - The key can no longer be repaired before the correct step.


*** Spells ***
- Increased the total melee damage cap and minimum melee damage threshold for all ranks of the following spells:
-- Enchanter/Magician/Necromancer/Wizard - Shield of Order, Shield of Destiny, Shield of Inevitability, and Shield of Inescapability
-- Enchanter - Tenebrous Auspice, Crepuscular Auspice, Eclipsed Auspice, and Gloaming Auspice
-- Warrior - Warrior's Bastion, Warrior's Rampart, Warrior's Aegis, and Warrior's Resolve
- Bard - Lowered the proc chance for the Song of Suffering line by a little and increased the proc damage by a lot.
- Bard - Increased the spell damage added by the Performer's Explosive Aria line of songs.
- Bard - Lowered the melee proc chance for the Arcane Anthem line of songs by a little and increased damage for melee and spell procs by a lot.
- Bard - Significantly increased the damage added by the Aria and Fatesong lines of songs.
- Bard - Adjusted all ranks of the chants of Disease, Frost, Poison and Flame. Songs no longer vary in power with the level of the singer. Songs from level 76 to level 110 are much more powerful. Songs from level 111 to 125 are slightly less powerful. All songs from 81 and up now have the same maximum instrument modifier.
- Fixed some typos in the descriptions of the recently changed area of effect spells.


*** AA ***
- Increased the total melee damage cap and minimum melee damage threshold for all ranks of the following AAs:
-- Paladin - Champion's Oath
-- Shadow Knight - Reaver's Bargain
- Bard - Updated the Focus AA, Improved Chants, to provide a smoother growth rate for the damage bonus it provides. New ranks have been added, but the current max bonus of 550% has not increased. Instead, we've halved the bonus AND the cost assigned to ranks 46-55, spreading the remainder across 10 new ranks that you will be able to purchase immediately with the refund provided by ranks 46-55. Additionally, ranks 1-23 are now available in earlier expansions that correspond to their minimum level requirements, starting with Underfoot.
- Necromancer - Updated the Class AA, Life Burn, ranks 19-22, to support stacking on the same target when cast by multiple Necromancers. Also, reduced the base damage/healing per tick at ranks 21 and 22 to 200k/10k and 275k/12.5k. The level scalar on the damage component remains unchanged.
- Paladin - Fixed an issue with the new activated Class AA, Champion's Oath, that let its triggered spells, Oathbound Tithe and Oathbreaker's Penance, be added to the Blocked Buffs list.
- Paladin/Shadow Knight - Updated the Class AA, Weapon Mastery of the Knight, ranks 23-47, to have a slightly reduced minimum 2H weapon damage bonus per rank.
- Shadow Knight - Updated the Class AA, Mortal Coil, ranks 18-26, to provide a smaller armor class bonus and a flat 2 minute duration. The cost of these ranks has also decreased, which will result in an automatic points refund for all players who purchased them.
- Shadow Knight - Updated the Class AA, Soul Abrasion, ranks 19-28, to provide a smaller base lifetap damage bonus to the Shroud, Horror, and Touch of the Cursed spells/abilities while providing a larger bonus to the Spite spell line.


*** NPCs ***
- NPCs are less likely to use the terrain to hide from combat. Widened the melee combat arc slightly to allow for your wilder swings.
- Removed three enemies that could approach the Plane of Knowledge book in Shadeweaver's Tangle.


*** Miscellaneous ***
- Corrected an issue that prevented zoning in to a zone with too many people in it.
- Added more details to the message received when you are unable to loot an item.
- Added the option to add a player to your friend or ignore list by clicking their name in a chat window.
- Corrected an issue with some items not being placed into the correct slot when loading a saved Persona equipment set.
- The output from /netstats now all goes to the same chat filter.
- Corrected an issue that caused certain illusions to place you under the world when zoning.
- Corrected an issue that caused a global Marketplace discount to override an item's higher discount.
- Fixed a DirectX 11 crash on Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.0 machines.
- The following server transfer settings have been updated:
-- Rizlona can now transfer to Mangler and Aradune.
-- Vaniki can now transfer to Mangler.
-- Yelinak can now transfer to Mangler, Rizlona, Aradune, Mischief, and Thornblade.
-- Oakwynd can now transfer to Mangler, Rizlona, Aradune, Mischief, Thornblade, and Yelinak.
-- Agnarr can now transfer to Mischief and Thornblade.
- Increased the NPC buff limit to 320 buffs and debuffs.
- Fixed kaleidoscopic rendering artifacts.


*** UI ***
- Made a speculative fix for a UI crash related to the new Name Reservation window.
- Overseer experience now displays correctly after changing personas.
- Clicking the Disable Reminder button in the Name Reservation Window no longer causes that button to disappear.
- The game client can once again launch in full screen mode and switching between desktop windows should be smoother.

- Changed -
EQUI_CharacterCreate.xml
EQUI_Inventory.xml   


*** Previously Updated ***
- Corrected an issue where certain race/class combinations could be created before the appropriate expansion had launched.
- Barren Coast, Tempest Festival – Lessons of Madness – The area of the 3rd & 4th steps of cleansing the pearl has been increased.
- Barren Coast, Tempest Festival – Lessons of Madness – The final fight has been changed to killing one scrykin and how the pearl is changed from corrupted to cleansed. It should no longer remove everyone in the group's pearl.
- Corrected an issue where Claws of Veeshan raids were not awarding alternate currency.


- The EverQuest Team



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April 29, 2024 - Stomples Day Bonuses (EXP, Rares, Faction)

Surprise, surprise! Stomples Day Bonuses are back, and all players can enjoy the following benefits from now until May 6, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. PDT:

    50% bonus to faction changes
    50% increase to rare spawn chance
    50% bonus to character experience

All you gotta do is hoppity-hop in game and enjoy! Happy Stomples Day, Norrathians!



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April 11, 2024 - EQ Patch 4/17

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 6:00AM PT* for an update. Estimated downtime is expected to be 6 hours.



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Achievement Changes: https://achievements.eqresource.com/achievementshistory.php?mdy=04172024
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=04172024
EQStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/eqstrhistory.php?mdy=04172024
Faction Changes:
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=04172024


Update Notes:
April 17, 2024
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*** Highlights ***
- Weapon base damage and backstab values have been increased to bring them back in line with original intentions. This affects weapons from Night of Shadows back to The Burning Lands.


*** Items ***
- Extra Planar Potential Shards will now drop in Laurion Inn zones, as well as mission zones going back to Torment of Velious.
- The Legacies Lost and Selenelion evolving items no longer have class restrictions.
- Weapon base damage and backstab values have been increased to bring them back in line with original intentions. This affects weapons from Night of Shadows back to The Burning Lands.
- Guardian's Argent Mask, Sterling Mask of Brilliance, Silver Mask of Adroitness, Argent Ring of Vigor, Sterling Ring of Brilliance, and Silver Ring of Adroitness now have augment slots.


*** Quests & Events ***
- Set the 25th-anniversary content to run until January 14th, 2025.
- Reduced the experience granted by the 22nd-anniversary heroic adventure Unity.
- Fixed an issue that would cause the Inner Turmoil raid to reset if a construct of agony is charmed.
- 25th Anniversary achievements that referenced "Katta Castrum" as the zone for Ghrald McManus should now correctly reference "Katta Castellum."
- Barren Coast, Tempest Festival – Lessons of Madness – The area of the 3rd & 4th steps of cleansing the pearl has been increased.
- Barren Coast, Tempest Festival – Lessons of Madness – The final fight has been changed to killing one scrykin and how the pearl is changed from corrupted to cleansed. It should no longer remove everyone in the group's pearl.
- Greater Faydark, Year of Darkpaw - Broken Key of Forests - The quest now has expansion requirements for the higher level enslaved miners.
- The Mechanical Fortune Teller will now mention 25th anniversary events.
- Final Fugue raid: the Plucked achievement will now be granted properly and will notify anyone that failed to qualify as well as those that succeeded or failed.
- Stone Hive, Brew Day - Vintage Toy Ships - The spelling of Willful Sloop has been updated.


*** Spells ***
- Paladin and Shadowknight - Corrected the degeneration values for the Steely Stance line of spells.
- Druid and Wizard - Teleportation spells for Shadow Valley no longer refer to Laurion Inn in their description.
- We are limiting most detrimental Area of Effect spells that did not have a limit to 30 targets.


*** AA ***
- Merged the DoN Progression AA lines, Gift of the Dark Reign and Gift of the Keepers, into a new faction-agnostic line called Gift of the Nest. The new line is functionally identical to both of the previous lines and is still earned in exactly the same way. However, the new line is no longer lost when switching faction. Additionally, the new line is now shared between Personas. The Advancement achievements associated with these AAs have also been updated so that level 60 characters with the proper faction and progression criteria can see them.
- Paladin - Added a new activated Class AA, Champion's Oath. See the in-game AA description for details.
- Shadowknight - Updated Reaver's Bargain ranks 1 and 2 to now absorb 5% of all incoming damage with mana at a rate of 100 to 40 mana, but reduced the amount of melee damage absorbed on those ranks. Added 4 new ranks at levels 110 / 115 / 120 / 125. The buff now ticks down in no-combat zones.
- Magician - Fixed an issue with the class AA, Host of the Elements, which prevented the rank 40 pet from attacking.


*** NPCs ***
- Added a speculative fix for NPCs pathing under the world and becoming unhittable.


*** Mercenaries ***
- Fixed an issue where mercenaries would not load with the additional health from Improved Health AAs when zoning or unsuspending.


*** Progression Servers ***
- Set some 15th and 16th anniversary NPCs in Plane of Knowledge and the 15th anniversary event to activate in Rain of Fear.


*** Miscellaneous ***
- Fixed kaleidoscopic rendering artifacts and related crashes.
- Improved client log file processing performance.
- Fixed the write frequency of LogInterval=0 setting so that it's truly immediate, instead of at 1 second intervals. Please check your eqclient.ini setting for LogInterval=0 as this setting could adversely impact performance. As a reminder, the default setting is LogInterval=1 (or via the game command /loginterval 1).
- Guild banners and fellowship campfires will now check the height when determining if enough members are within range for them to be planted.
- Instanced zones will again attempt to suspend mercenaries if there are too many players in the zone.
- Corrected an issue that caused some quests from the most recent expansions to reward less experience than intended.
- ClientCore variables in eqclient.ini now set affinity to a physical core (two virtual CPU) for improved performance. Legacy values that conflict with other EQ client instances are reset to -1.


*** UI ***
- Updated /copylayout functionality to include new UI window positions, Alternate Currency list column widths, and Persona Auto Load/Save Equipment Set checkbox values.

- Added -
NameReservationWnd.html
EQUI_NameReservationWnd.xml

- Changed -
EQUI.xml
main.css
TargetOfTargetWindow.html


*** Previously Updated ***
- Chasing What's Not Real: Made a speculative fix for an issue where the task would not update when examining the empty meeting room.
- Optimized NPC respawn processing and reduced its contribution to per-frame spikes by at least 50%.
- Pressing the ESC key during the tutorial cut scene no longer hangs the client.
- Fixed several client crashes.
- Fixed screenshot alpha for BMP and PNG formats.
- Fixed spell descriptions on Silver Protecting and Silver Warding Magic of Jubilation augments to indicate they offer resists to magic spells rather than cold.
- Players on Oakwynd will no longer be disconnected for being AFK for an extended period.
- The alternate currency server bonus should now affect adventure points.


- The EverQuest Team



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April 4, 2024 - April 2024 Producer's Letter

It is once again time to review what has happened, what is happening now and what is coming along down the line. But, before I get to what will be coming along, let's review all that has occurred already during this extremely momentous year...

PAX East ran from March 21 through 24, and as many of you know, we had a panel there as well as an after-hours meetup. If you missed us at the panel, you can find a recording of it below! It was wonderful seeing so many of you at both the PAX panel and at Harpoon Brewery. I am so excited about Fippy Fest, which is fast approaching. However, in case you missed it, there is a post that gives more details about what you get with an in-person Fippy Fest ticket purchase. There is a plethora of real-life loot, as well as all the digital loot from the VIP digital pack. So much great stuff! If you don't want to miss any of the good times, please be advised that the tickets nearly are half gone. They will only be sold until 11:30 p.m. PDT on April 21, 2024, or until they are sold out (whichever comes first) so be sure to grab yours before they are all gone. Don't let these parties happen without you being in on all the fun! Don't worry if you can't make it in-person though; there will be a livestream of the event that everyone can watch. Tons of fun will be had by all, both in-person and digitally. If you choose to make a digital pack purchase, you will also be able to post your questions in a special forum where it can then be read aloud on stream and answered by the game team.


Plus: there is still time to grab the 25th Anniversary giveaway items if you haven't got yours already! Everyone who logs in until April 20 at 11:00 p.m. PDT will get a Royal Silver Crown. All-Access members will not only get the crown, but they will also get a Darkpaw Torch Ornament as well as a Goblet of Adventure II and a Level 100 Heroic Character!


I am so thrilled that you all are enjoying the Swag Store. We are busy gathering all the ideas you've been passing on to the Community Team to see what we can use in Season 2! You all have had some great ideas so far; keep them coming and be sure to reach out to our Community Manager Angeliana if there are things you would like to see if you have not done so yet.

With all the events going on, it's easy to miss, but we're also hiring! If you fancy yourself a tinkerer (engineer) or a storyteller (designer), look at our openings. If you have ever wanted to help create the EverQuest experience that you love so much, there has never been a better opportunity to become a member of the EverQuest game team than right now.

Now, for a few things that have happened that were not on the roadmap. Each month during the Year of Darkpaw, during our scheduled monthly update day, we run a Lore & Trivia Contest in the forums. The winner of the day's contest will get a prize from a small pool of available items. It's just a little something to pass the time while you wait for the game to unlock. The Community Team is also running a Jigsaw Puzzle event across our social media channels. Each day, a piece is unveiled, and another task is posted. The person who wins the daily task not only gets to choose the next piece to be removed but they also get a point for the day.  The three people with the most points per platform will win a nice pack of items, that's nine total winners! This will continue until June 13th with the winners being revealed at Fippy Fest.


Finally, Rathe Day is coming on April 22nd! Participate in this event and learn a thing or two about conservation while you're having fun.

Here's a quick look back at the roadmap from January through March.

January:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Year of Darkpaw Swag for sale
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
        January quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Soundtrack Volume 1 released on streaming services
        Ask Me Anything forum thread
    Laurion's Song Tier 1 Raids unlocked
    DirectX 11 API Port launches

February:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
        February quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Soundtrack Volume 2 released on streaming services
        Adding January giveaway item for purchase
    Laurion's Song Tier 2 Raids unlocked
    Erollisi Day event returns

March:
    HAPPY 25th ANNIVERSARY EVERQUEST!
        New anniversary content
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
        March quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Soundtrack Volume 3 released on streaming services
        Adding February giveaway item for purchase
        Ask Me Anything responses posted
    Laurion's Song Tier 3 Raids unlocked
    EQ Swag Store Launch
    Brew Day event returns
    Bristlebane Day event returns
    Stomples Day event returns

The following is what is coming up between this month and June.

April:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
        April quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding March giveaway item for purchase
    Tempest Festival event returns

May:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
        May quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding April giveaway item for purchase
    New Progression Servers Launch

June:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
        June quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding May giveaway item for purchase
    Pride Month Familiars
    Hardcore Heritage event returns
    Scorched Sky event returns

Now that all the formalities are out of the way let's talk about the big announcement for this quarter. It's time to reveal the Time Locked Progression servers' rulesets for 2024! I hope you all are as excited as we are for these rulesets.

With Mischief and Aradune being the two most popular server rulesets from their opening day to today, this was an easy enough choice to make for such a celebratory year. So, without further ado, our new TLP servers are Tormax, a Traditional Time-Locked Progression server and Teek, a Random Loot Free-Trade Time-Locked Progression Server. Both will have Relaxed True-Box, starting with the traditional True-Box rules and relaxing the True-Box rules further over time. Both servers will start with the Ruins of Kunark unlocked with expansion unlocks then happening at a standard cadence. Both will launch on Wednesday, May 22, 2024!

That's not all either. This year we're introducing a name reservation system that will launch on April 24. Those characters with 200 days or more played time will be the first with the opportunity to reserve their character name on these servers. As we get closer to launch, the played time restriction will lower for the next round and so forth. So be sure to get in those hours if you want to be in the first round to reserve your name on the new servers!

Lastly but not least, I want to thank all of you for being with us during this banner year and helping us celebrate twenty-five glorious years of this amazing game. I am thankful that each of you is here to mark this outstanding year-long celebration! And now, of course...

It's time to answer the Call,
Jenn Chan
Head of Studio



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March 16, 2024 - EQ 25th Anniversary

Come join in the celebration and receive some gifts.

It has been twenty-five years of quests completed, achievements earned, missions accomplished, zones traveled to and from, items and commodities crafted, and everything else under the Norrathian sun. We are so thankful that we get to celebrate this hallmark anniversary celebration with you all, and we look forward to the party continuing all year long!

Every single one of you inspires us to keep developing new content, items, and just good old-fashioned gaming fun. We cannot thank you enough for being part of the EverQuest® family! We've even updated our Anniversary Page with fun details and amazing key art just for you. It's with all this in mind that we offer some fabulous gifts.

All players will receive the following:

    50% bonus to experience gains for all players! (Bonus ends on April 1, 2024, at 1:00 a.m. PDT.)
    A Royal Silver Crown for all your characters. (One per character; available until April 20, 2024, at 11:00 p.m. PDT.) *

All-Access Members will also receive the following:

    A Darkpaw Torch Ornament for all your characters. (One per character; available until April 20, 2024, at 11:00 p.m. PDT.) *
    A Level 100 Heroic Character (One per account; available until April 20, 2024, at 11:00 p.m. PDT) **
    A Goblet of Adventure II (One per account; available until April 20, 2024, at 11:00 p.m. PDT.) **

What's new for this year:

    Quests: Alta the Frightened has seen things that simply shouldn't be. They offer the quest Chasing What's Not Real in Crescent Reach. Ghrald McMannus in Katta Castellum has a vested interest in figuring it out, offering Chasing Madness.
    Mission: Continuing Ghrald McMannus' investigations leads adventurers into Reflections of You, starting from Katta Castellum.
    Raid: Speak with Ghrald McMannus to force an end to the madness in the event Inner Turmoil.

Returning events:

    All the quests and the mission that was added last year.
    Looking for adventures over level 100? Some of the earlier top hits included Sailor Twift with her Riveting Tales. Don't have time to help spread Unity among the Gnolls? Head to the Plane of Knowledge and speak with Maitreya, the Maître D'. He needs some help making a Fancy Feast.
    Not quite up to level 100+ quests? Don't worry; there are a bunch of lower-level quests. If you are not ready to head out for summer, stop by Geia Korrel and head back to school with School Supplies. Or if helping a lovesick Iksar is more to your liking, speak with an Emissary of Erollisi in the Plane of Knowledge.
    No party is complete without eating some delicious Platinum Anniversary Cake in scenic locations. While you're out in the world adventuring, take the time to explore all the years of anniversary content.

Lastly, we are also un-vaulting the Past Heritage Crates. You can find these Heritage crates on the Marketplace from now until April 1, 2024, 1:00 a.m. PDT.

We cannot think of any better way to celebrate a whopping 25 years of existence than with you. And we'd have it no other way. Cheers, Norrathians, and here's to all the memories-past, present, and future!

* You must log onto each character during this time to receive the item.  The items will appear on your cursor.
** You must log onto each account during this time to receive the reward.  You may access the potion in the claim window.


See Anniversary Guides Here



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March 11, 2024 - EQ Patch 3/13

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 6:00AM PT* for an update. Estimated downtime is expected to be 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=03132024
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=03132024
EQStr Changes:
Faction Changes:
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=03132024


Update Notes:
March 13, 2024
_____________________
*** Highlights ***
- Starting March 16th, seek out Alta the Frightened in Crescent Reach to start the 25th Anniversary quests!


*** Items ***
- The names, icons, and lore text have been swapped for the Guardian's Girdle and Assaulter's Belt.
- Type 7 augments available from Miacallie Herlsas in Tides of Time have had stat adjustments where applicable.
- Fixed an issue that caused Selyrah mounts to disappear and their buffs to misbehave.


*** Quests & Events ***
- Reduced the price of mounts on the anniversary merchant.


*** Spells ***
- Cleric - Increased the damage of ranks 2 and 3 of Unrelenting Hammer of Zeal.
- Enchanter - Increased the HP and damage of ranks 2 and 3 of Flariton's Animation.
- Shaman - Increased the HP and damage of all ranks of Suja's Faithful.
- Shadowknight - Increased the HP and damage of all ranks of Minion of Fandrel.
- Wizard - Increased the damage of ranks 2 and 3 of Kindleheart's Pyroblade.
- Wizard - Irae Faycite Shard: Glacial Ice Cascade will now also focus Wildice Cascade XI rather than Rimeclaw Torrent.
- Monk - Moved all abilities in the Clawstriker's Flurry line of abilities from timer 9 to timer 12.


*** Mercenaries ***
- Fixed a bug where mercenaries suspended after a persona swap would unsuspend after zoning without the mercenary window reflecting the unsuspension.


*** Progression Servers ***
- Modest Illdaera, Elegant Oseka, Stately Ladrys, and Ostentatious Ryken armor are now marked as quest items.


*** Miscellaneous ***
- Doubled the maximum number of allowed players per pickzone for Laurion Inn.
- Increased the Dragon's Hoard cap to 500.
- Optimized the processing performance of the client log file to reduce hitching and stuttering.
- The per-kill Alternate Advancement experience cap is now applied before most server and character-based experience modifiers to be more consistent with leveling experience.
- Corrected an issue that caused a player's level and class to not get updated in the Guild Window after leaving a monster mission.
- Made several changes to improve client and zone performance.
- Refined the tuning of Memory.ini for smoother framerate: Balanced and Most memory modes have pre-loaded textures. Least memory mode has always had deferred texture loading.
- You will no longer be able to bind in Nagafen's Lair, Permafrost Keep, Kedge Keep, Plane of Sky, and Plane of Fear.


- The EverQuest Team



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February 20, 2024 - EQ Patch Weds 2/21

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 6:00AM PT* for an update. Estimated downtime for most servers, except Antonious Bayle, is expected to be 6 hours.



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Achievement Changes: https://achievements.eqresource.com/achievementshistory.php?mdy=02212024
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=02212024
EQStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/eqstrhistory.php?mdy=02212024
Faction Changes:
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=02212024


Update Notes:
February 21, 2024
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*** Items ***
- Loading an equipment set now properly removes the appearance of an ornament from other items.
- Corrected an issue where identical augments would not load properly in an equipment set.
- The Northern Desert Outlook Device should now fit into the Teleportation Key Ring.
- Forsaken Weapon Ornaments no longer have a Free Storage tag.
- Charms available from Laurion's Song that are associated with Hunter achievements should now be calculating stats more accurately.
- The various Charms of Distant Echoes have had their type 9 augment slots replaced with a type 25 slot. Additionally, the various type 9 Shards of Distant Echoes augments have been changed into type 25 augments.
- Serene Pluot Fruit Splash and Serene Succulent Mango Iced Tea are no longer flagged as tradeskill items.


*** Tradeskills ***
- A new recipe for Myrmidon's Sloth XIX using Laurion's Song items has been added.


*** Quests & Events ***
- Fixed spelling errors in the Final Fugue mission.
- Reduced the damage done by non-raid NPCs in the Return of Kanghammer instance.
- Year of Darkpaw Heroic Adventures will no longer consume the repaired keys on entry to the tower rooms.
- Year of Darkpaw Heroic Adventures now have the standard 6-hour lock-out timer.
- Coin is no longer temporarily granted in monster missions.
- The Tides of Time anniversary tower can now be located using the Zone Guide and Find Window.
- Changed the final three raids in Laurions Song to use the old reward system. Note: This system is less reliable at delivering rewards if you are zoning at the time the event ends.


*** Spells ***
- Fixed an issue that caused hidden players to remain visible after casting an invisibility spell.
- Unhiding no longer removes invisibility buffs.
- Fixed a bug where changing personas or shrouding did not correctly apply a previous illusion.
- Renamed all spells with both a Roman Numeral ordinal and a letter-designated rank (Azia, Beza, or Caza) to have a consistent order. They should all be in the form of "Spellname IX Caza" now.
- Added zone-based monsters to the Magician monster summoning spells for Veil of Alaris to Laurion's Song zones.
- Beastlord, Magician, and Necromancer focusable pets from level 116-120 have been rebalanced. Base pets and focused pets below Enhanced Minion XXVII will be stronger than they were, but focused pets of Enhanced Minion XXVIII or higher will be weaker.
- Shaman - The Spiritual Surge line of spells can no longer be twincast.
- Cleric - Corrected the Resist Poison and Resist Disease values for Hammer of the Remembered.
- Cleric - Corrected an issue where several spells in the Rallied Rampart of Vie line were casting the wrong version of Light of Vie on fade.
- Rogue - Corrected a pronoun issue in the spell landed message for the Toxic Blade line of abilities.
- Bard - Fixed an issue where many songs in the Veshma's Crescendo line were not as powerful as intended.
- Berserker - Fixed descriptions for the Rage Strike ability line.
- Shadowknight - Fixed some descriptions in the Touch/Gift line.
- Shadowknight - Fixed a few spelling issues with the description of the Unholy Guardian Spell line.
- Beastlord - Reduced the power of pets summoned by the Howling at the Moon line and increased the chance for two pets to be summoned.
- Necromancer - Reduced the power of the pets summoned by the Call Skeleton Swarm line to bring them back in line with Magician pets. Renamed the spells in the line to reflect that only one skeleton is summoned.


*** AA ***
- AAs granted via rewards should now correctly apply to all personas. This includes Banestrike, Essence of the Dragon, Hero's Barracks, Hero's Fortitude,  Hero's Resolution, Hero's Vitality, and Trophy Collector.
- Paladin - Updated the Focus AA, Extended Preservation of Marr, reducing the current max rank to 19 and the bonus it provides the Preservation of Tunare spell line to 96 seconds additional duration and 62 additional charges at rank 19.
- Paladin - Added a new Focus AA, Extended Rejuvenating Steel, that increases the duration and available charges of the Rejuvenating Steel spell line by 36 seconds and 12 charges at max rank.
- Paladin/Shadowknight - Updated the Focus AA, Extended Steely Stance, so that ranks 6-7 are now free but no longer increase duration beyond the 25 ticks added via rank 5.
- Berserker/Warrior - Updated the Archetype AA, Battle Leap, to provide its base melee damage bonus as an always-active passive effect starting at rank 8. Additionally, added a damage component to all ranks of the activated leap that hits for up to 95k at max rank. A new rank has also been added for Laurion's Song, available at level 125, and an issue with the Auto Grant expansion check for ranks 4 through 7 has been fixed.
- Berserker - Updated the Focus AA, Hastened Mangling Discipline, to provide up to 10 minutes of reuse reduction at max rank to all ranks of Mangling Discipline.
- Necromancer - Updated the Class AA, Hand of Death, so that rank 11 is an upgrade over previous ranks.
- Necromancer - Updated the Class AA, Blood Magic, so that the duration of the rank 15 and 16 spells match rank 14 (36 seconds) and updated the cast time of the rank 16 spell to be 2.5 seconds.
- Necromancer - Updated the Archetype AA, Critical Affliction, so that ranks 18-20 are upgrades over previous ranks.
- Enchanter/Magician/Wizard - Updated the Archetype AA, Arcane Whisper, to actually reduce hate. Additionally, all ranks have been rebalanced, culminating in -420k flat hate and -10% current hate at max rank, which is now rank 21 instead of rank 18.
- Shaman - Updated the Archetype AA, Malaise/Wind of Malaise, so that Rank 38 of Malaise and 15 of Wind of Malaise now require level 122 to purchase, the same level required to learn Malosinera.
- Shaman - Updated the Class AA, Union of Spirits, so that ranks 22-33 provide stat buffs equivalent to ranks of Ancestral Aid available at the same levels (100-115).
- Bard - Updated the Class AA, Rallying Call/Solo, so that the endurance regen (which is intentionally much lower than the mana regen) is listed as a separate value in the AA and spell description. Also slightly increased endurance regen at ranks 8-11, to 2100 at max rank.


*** NPCs ***
- Pets will now attempt to equip items given to them into the left and right version of their ear, finger, and wrist slots.
- Fixed an issue with erroneous spells being cast from blight speakers in Bloodmoon Keep.


*** Mercenaries ***
- Zones will no longer auto-suspend mercenaries due to being over capacity.
- Corrected an issue that caused a mercenary's buffs to expire when their level changed.
- Mercenary slots from the Hero's Barracks AA should now properly update when changing personas.
- Fixed an issue where mercenaries would die when zoning from floating zones after entering the new zone.
- Unsuspending a mercenary with a higher-level persona than they were suspended at sets their health to the maximum level.


*** Progression Servers ***
- Vaniki: The achievement for defeating Sendaii, the Hive Queen now has a one-level grace.
- Removed the loot lockout enforcement on the Hive Guardians in Arthicrex.


*** Miscellaneous ***
- Corpses are tired of standing around.
- Corrected an issue that caused upgrading a Heroic character to fail after recently deleting one.
- Fixed issue where the Map window would be blank after swapping personas.
- Players will now have full health after swapping personas.
- Made it so all max-level personas on an account count towards the legacy XP bonus and fixed a bug where camping with a non-max-level persona would cause a max-level character to not count.
- Corrected an issue where secondary weapons could proc for characters without dual-wield skill.
- Added a single slot Hero's Forge keyring slot option in the marketplace.
- Tuned Memory.ini settings to improve graphics memory usage and performance. Improved deferred loading of textures and animations.
- DirectX 11 Changes:
- - Additional fixes for kaleidoscope-like rendering artifacts.
- - Fixed Windows 10/11 display flickering caused by FLIP mode.


*** UI ***
- Fixed an issue where new UI engine windows sometimes didn't load their default position.
- Added Center Vertically and Center Horizontally options to the window arrange menu.
- Fixed an issue that caused new UI engine windows to not scale properly between play sessions.
- New chat filters related to critical hits should now properly save.
- Moved many combat related chat filters to the Combat tab by default. Note that this will only affect a new UI.
- Fixed an issue where direct damage of players hitting themselves would incorrectly go to the Direct Damage (Yours) filter.
- Added a warning to the surname change confirmation dialog to inform the player that if their existing surname was granted by a GM they will not be able to switch back.
- When a player is invited to a group and then swaps personas the Follow button in the Group window will now remain enabled.
- Updated experienced-based chat messages to use the Experience chat filter.
- Removed Heroic Character options when creating a new Persona. Personas can still be upgraded using the options in the Inventory window.
- Fixed character creation after canceling creating a new persona.
- Added HTML attributes to new UI engine windows so they can easily be centered in any screen resolution.
- Fixed tooltips not working on disabled buttons in new UI engine windows.
- Removed flashing and hitching during ALT-ENTER and ALT-TAB full screen transitions.

- Changed -
CastingWindow.html             
SelectorWindow.html
EQUI_DragItems.xml             


*** Previously Updated ***
- DirectX 11 Changes:
- - Fixed 2.0 Pixel Shader usage.
- - Applied a speculative fix for some kaleidoscope-like rendering artifacts.


- The EverQuest Team



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February 11, 2024 - Marketplace Discount

We are also offering a discount of 15% on the Marketplace, which helps too! Who doesn’t love saving coins on things they love to use after all?

Erollisi Day and the Marketplace Discount both begin today and will end on February 20, 2024, at 11:00 p.m. PST. Don't miss out on these limited-time quests, achievements, collections, and more!



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January 18, 2024 - EQ Roadmap 2024

The Year of Darkpaw: An EverQuest® Celebration is on a roll with so much already going on and so much more to come! You can read about what's happened so far in the 2023 Final Producer's Letter and the 2024 New Year Post. Before we go too far, let's take a few moments to recap what happened at the tail end of last year. 

In November, our first annual Champion's Festival was run to help celebrate EverQuest II's anniversary! Speaking of EQII, we will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! Next up was the Feast of Giving, complete with some new content. Our 30th Expansion, Laurion's Song, launched in December to round out the year.

I would be remiss if we failed to mention Extra Life and the amazing job you all did with fundraising and donating to help children in need! You all went above and beyond this year, and, as such, earned a whopping $174,572. This year's Darkpaw Games page is already up and ready for sign-ups. I have a feeling that 2024 will be another banner year!

Did we mention we have Year of Darkpaw swag for sale now? Head on over to the and grab some great stuff today, like this T-Shirt, Mouse Pad, and Poster!

And now, without further ado, this year's Roadmap.

January:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Year of Darkpaw Swag for sale
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            January quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Soundtrack Volume 1 released on streaming services
        Ask Me Anything forum thread
    Laurion's Song Tier 1 Raids unlocked
    DirectX 11 API Port launches

February:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            February quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Soundtrack Volume 2 released on streaming services
        Adding January giveaway item for purchase
    Laurion's Song Tier 2 Raids unlocked
    Erollisi Day event returns

March:
    HAPPY 25th ANNIVERSARY EVERQUEST!
        New anniversary content
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            March quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding February giveaway item for purchase
        Ask Me Anything responses posted
    Laurion's Song Tier 3 Raids unlocked
    EQ Swag Store Launch
    Brew Day event returns
    Bristlebane Day event returns
    Stomples Day event returns

April:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            April quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding March giveaway item for purchase
    Tempest Festival event returns

May:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            May quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding April giveaway item for purchase
    New Progression Servers (rulesets to be announced)

June:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            June quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding May giveaway item for purchase
    Pride Month Familiars
    Hardcore Heritage event returns
    Scorched Sky event returns

July:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            July quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding June giveaway item for purchase
    Potential server merge - Thornblade to Mischief
    Death, Death, Death event returns
    Living Legacy Raids event returns

August:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            August quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding July giveaway item for purchase
    Extra Life incentives announcement
    Stone Cold Summer event returns

September:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            September quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding August giveaway item for purchase
    Talk Like a Pirate Day event returns

October:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            October quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding September giveaway item for purchase
    EverQuest's 31st expansion beta + Pre-Order opens
    Nights of the Dead event returns

November:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            November quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding October giveaway item for purchase
    Champion's Festival event returns
        HAPPY 20th ANNIVERSARY EVERQUEST II!
    Extra Life Game Day
    Raid, Raid, Raid! event returns
    Feast of Giving event returns

December:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            December quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding November giveaway item for purchase
    EverQuest's 31st expansion launch
    Frostfell event returns
    New Year's event returns

Throughout the Year:
    Server performance improvements
    Ongoing conversion of Suite windows to the New UI Engine
    Anti-cheat improvements

This concludes our 2024 Roadmap. Please remember that dates and events are subject to change as necessary.

Stay tuned as we map out this stellar year,

Jenn Chan
Head of Studio



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