Jul 12, 2024 - EQ Patch 7/17 - July 2024 Producers Letter - Fippy Fest Contest + Stream - 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




July 12, 2024 - EQ Patch 7/17 (Server Merge)

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 6:00 AM PT* for an update. Estimated downtime is expected to be 12 hours (downtime is extended for the Thornblade to Mischief server merge).



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=07172024
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=07172024
EQStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/eqstrhistory.php?mdy=07172024
Faction Changes:
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=07172024


Update Notes:
July 17, 2024
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*** Highlights ***
- The Thornblade server has been merged into Mischief.


*** Items ***
- Sodden Staff of the Kedge's teleport to Dagnor's Cauldron no longer places players underwater. The new location is still potentially dangerous for players lower than level 15, but should now be less drown-y.
- Eye of Fear and all tiers of Rain of Fear armor template items (Dread Touched, Dread, Dread Washed, and Dread Infused Armguards, Boots, Bracer, Gloves, Helm, Leggings, and Tunic) have been flagged as Quest Items.
- The type 7/8 augments available from Miacallie Herlsas in Tides of Time will now be in Lore-Equip groups based on the predominant stat they give.
- Fixed an issue where "The Golden Pick" has been doing more damage than intended.
- Updated Beryl Hero's Forge Ornaments to drop in all of the hotzones. Additionally, there are new updated hotzones that can be picked up to level 105.


*** Quests & Events ***
- Fixed an issue where Sienn Kastane doesn't respond correctly if the player did the the epic 1.5 pre quest.
- Fixed an issue with "The Rise of Marnek" quests not correctly registering the death of Skeleton L`rodd.
- Fixed an issue with the "Predators of the Sea" quest not registering the location of the goblin camp after the zone was changed.
- Fixed an issue with "Into the Leviathan's Lair" that wouldn't allow you to accept the quest with the correct amount of people in your group.
- Reduced the melee and spell damage done by NPCs from level 30 to 75 in heroic adventures, including the Tides of Time, that use the "Normal" heroic adventures table.
- Tides of Time (Heroic Adventures): Reduced the damage of spells cast within the Tides of Time. The level 60 range will see the most significant change.
- Fixed an error in the spell damage scalar for NPCs above level 120. This will result in increased spell damage in heroic adventures when an NPC is above level 120.
- Added a minimum level to Franklin Teek hotzone quests.


*** Mercenaries ***
- Buffs that are too powerful for a mercenary will now be removed when it is unsuspended.


*** Progression Servers ***
- Removed the additional rules acceptance dialog box from Aradune and Rizlona.


*** Miscellaneous ***
- Task replay and request timer chat messages will now show seconds remaining.
- Corrected an issue with the Tribute Gain Modifier not affecting guild tribute donations.
- Improved world performance when a large number of players are online.
- Weapons will no longer give a damage bonus if they are equipped but unusable.
- Optimized spell processing which should result in increased zone performance.
- Made performance improvements to the Tradeskill Depot.
- Added the option to use /who on a player by clicking their name in a chat window.


*** UI ***
- Minimizing the game's desktop window no longer causes the client to become unresponsive.
- The game client's desktop window correctly saves its state when camping out by clicking the close window button.
- The game client once again saves the size and position of its desktop window immediately after manually moving/resizing the window.
- Updated the server select screen to fit a resolution of 1024x768.
- With the New UI Engine display option disabled, most in-game windows will now save their positions distinctly for each desktop window mode: restored, maximized, and fullscreen. Notable exceptions that are not yet fixed include: Main Chat Window.
- Fixed an issue where some game windows would reopen automatically after the player closes them.
- Fixed a visual artifact where the cursor would incorrectly display the previously held item.
- Reduced game hitching when using ALT+TAB while in full screen mode.
- Fixed a bug that unmaximized the game's desktop window if it was minimized.
- Fixed a bug that caused the game's desktop window to unminimize when it was deactivated.


*** Previously Updated ***
- The game's desktop window once again correctly toggles between maximized and minimized state.
- The game client no longer crashes when spamming the WINDOWS+D key.


- The EverQuest Team



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July 2, 2024 - July 2024 Producers Letter

Hail, Norrathians! We are smack dab in the middle of summertime, and so much has happened since I last touched base. The Year of Darkpaw has passed the halfway mark and is still going strong! Door number six has unlocked with door seven close to unlocking in The Anniversary Tower and there's still time to catch up if you've missed a door or two! I can't forget to mention all the EverQuest music being released to streaming services as well as all the monthly item giveaways, and there is more to come.

Our Extra Lifefundraising page, along with the globalDaybreak Games Super Team page, is up and ready for you to join and begin your yearly fundraising for The Children's Miracle Network. Extra Life fundraising and donation incentives will be posted next month at the latest. If you want to ensure smooth delivery of your keys, make sure you're donating or creating your fundraising account under the Darkpaw Games team.

We celebrated Rathe Day for the first time in EverQuest this year, and we debuted our new Name Reservation System, which allowed people to reserve their character name in preparation for the new TLPs. But that's not all, Teek and Tormax servers went live, and Terror of Luclin went free to play. We also had a fun Free TLP Weekend, and a nice Memorial Day Bonus event in May. Level 50 Heroic Characters were also made available on TLP servers too! I'd be remiss in failing to mention the great new Server Selection window that came out last month too! Let's check out what else has happened since my last Producer's Letter.

The social media puzzle event ended, and the winners were announced at Fippy Fest by our host Robb Ellis. A huge congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who participated. ICYMI, the big reveal was that the uncovered maps were drawn by Rick Schmitz, the artist who drew the original maps! Those maps are available in the Darkpaw Games Storefront in cloth form, if you haven't gotten yours yet, don't delay. Go grab them now!

Speaking of Fippy Fest, I am thrilled to announce it was a huge success. I had such a great time hanging out with our Ambassadors, Robb Ellis of the EverQuest Show, and both game teams. A huge thank you to the San Diego Comic-Con Museum for allowing us to use their amazing facilities, both indoors and outside, for our two-day event! We had wonderful music provided by Courtly Noyse, who learned to play the EverQuest Theme. There was great food, amazing conversations, and tons of fun during the two-day event. A special thank you to The Prado at Balboa Park, for allowing us to have our “Fippy Feast” there to close out night one. The food was exquisite, the staff was exemplary, and the historic building was breathtaking. We can't forget to give a shoutout to Battlemage Brewing Company for the creation of the Corpse Run Beer (with our help) and for allowing us to hang out there as we closed out our second day. You can find the entire Livestream of day two on our YouTube channel and here is a shorter two-day recap video for you to watch.

If you missed out on the in-person event, you will still be able to purchase the Fippy Fest digital packs through the end of the year! Each pack consists of the items for both games! There are some fantastic mounts, hats, paintings, and tons more!

Here's a quick look back at theroadmapfrom April through 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
        Soundtrack Volume 4
    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
        Soundtrack Volume 5
    New Progression Servers Launch
    Level 50 Heroic Characters
    Free TLP Weekend

June:
    Fippy Fest in-person event and Livestream
    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
        Soundtrack Volume 6
        Social Media Puzzle Event ends
    Pride Month Familiars
    Server Select Screen Revamp
    Hardcore Heritage event returns
    Scorched Sky event returns
    Terror of Luclin goes free to play

And now it's time to tell you all about the great things coming up next! First, Thornblade players will be moving to a new home as the server ismerged to Mischiefthis month. Never fear, however, if you do not wish to move to Mischief, you are welcome to use a free transfer to move to Firiona Vie prior to merge day.

From now through September, we will have a number of your favorite events making a return, as well as more updates to the Anniversary Tower, more music released on streaming services, more giveaway items, monthly collections, limited-edition items, and much more.

Speaking about more, we will have a panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 26, 2024, from 12:45 p.m. through 1:45 p.m.! Join a host of Daybreak Games developers as we each take the stage on the topic of Revolutionizing Legends: The Evolution of Iconic Online Games by sharing specific perspectives on the development of renowned long-running titles such as The Lord of the Rings Online, Dungeons & Dragons Online, DC Universe Online, Magic: The Gathering Online, and EverQuest. Come find out what keeps these games ticking year after year, and what the plans for their futures are! We will be in room 6BCF at the San Diego Convention Center!

The following is what is coming up between now and September.

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
    Server merge - Thornblade to Mischief
    Scorched Sky bonuses
    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

The Outer Brood ™ is the name of this year's expansion, and we teased a big surprise in the form of a very large dragon at Fippy Fest. But what else can I tell you about the expansion? I can tell you that the beasts you will encounter speak a long-dead language which very few can understand. They will appear in droves in a seemingly unending assault on Norrath, but why? What could their grievance possibly be? It will be up to you to seek the answers to these questions and more. Will you answer the call?

Tracking down this golden signal,

Jenn Chan

Head of Studio



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July 1, 2024 - Scorched Sky Bonuses

The Scorched Sky Celebration just got hotter! Starting on July 1, 2024 at 12:01 a.m. PDT and ending on July 8, 2024 at 11:00 p.m. PDT, all characters will earn:

    A 76% bonus to character experience.
    A 76% bonus to faction experience.
    A 76% increase to rare spawn chance.

So, as you're out there in Norrath showing your allegiance to Fennin and Solusek Ro, why not reap some extra rewards?

Enjoy, and on behalf of the entire EQ team, Happy Scorched Sky!



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



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June 17, 2024 - EQ Patch 6/19

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 6:00 AM 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=06192024
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=06192024
EQStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/eqstrhistory.php?mdy=06192024
Faction Changes:
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=06192024


Update Notes:
June 19, 2024
_____________________
*** Highlights ***
- The server select screen has been updated to include additional information about each server. All servers now display the ruleset, current expansion, population level, True Box status, membership requirements, and a description.
- Enabled free transfers off Thornblade and updated it to Free-to-Play.
- The Ring of Scale expansion items are available in the Marketplace for a limited time on Agnarr and other servers that have unlocked Ring of Scale.


*** Items ***
- Fixed a few typos in messages associated with the Lost and Found rings.
- The spell name attached to Summoned: Modulation Shard VIII has been fixed.
- Emerald of Abjuration, Tourmaline of Alteration, Citrine of Conjuration, Peridot of Divination, and Topaz of Evocation are no longer in a Lore Equip group, and are instead Lore.
- Lowered the level requirement to cast the Transfrogify spell on Transfrogifying Hoops.
- Ankexfen Regalia quest items are now Lore.
- Portho's Spore Pendant, Mycelium Amulet, and Fungal Chain now have Tribute values.
- Fixed an issue with the Traveler's Tapestry incorrectly saying that it was for North Qeynos.


*** Quests & Events ***
- Adjusted the spawn rate on some older quests where the items would rarely drop.
- - Springy Young Branches will be easier to collect in the Hills of Shade.
- - Odd Looking Beetles should spawn more in Foundation.
- Tayla Ironforge only needs rescuing once. Her father, Brohan Ironforge, will only reward you once.
- Spymaster Gephes will be able to spawn as Fabled during the next Fabled event.
- Fixed an issue with "Trust is Earned, Outsider" in Timorous Falls not updating correctly when speaking with the paladins.
- Fixed a typo in Arias dialogue when starting the tutorial.
- Fixed the Korascian Warrens quests "Unusual Properties" and "Primal Terrors" steps to better clarify each step.
- Tides of Time, Year of Darkpaw - Oasis of Sand - The NPCs should no longer attack players during zone-in. They should wait until players take their first step into the room.



*** Spells ***
- Speed Focus will no longer be overwritten by a refresh of Fists of Fury.
- Fixed an issue where spells cast by clicking an item failed to complete.
- Increased the maximum number of blocked buffs and blocked pet buffs to 60.


*** AA ***
- Shadowknight - Updated the Class AA, Mortal Coil, all ranks, to show the raw value applied to base AC by the triggered spell in addition to the effective AC value.
- All Classes - Updated the General AA, Mystical Attuning, with 7 new ranks available from levels 105 to 120, that add an additional mystical effect slot per rank.
- Cleric/Druid/Enchanter/Magician/Wizard - Updated the Archetype AA, Improved Twincast, all ranks, to count down in safe zones and guild halls.
- Necromancer - Updated the Class AA, Heretics Twincast, all ranks, to count down in safe zones and guild halls.
- Paladin - Updated the Class AA, Blessing of the Faithful, all ranks, to show the base value applied to AC by the triggered spell in addition to the effective AC value.
- All Classes - Updated the General AA, Armor of Wisdom, all ranks, to show the base value applied to AC in addition to the effective AC value.


*** NPCs ***
- Shroudkeepers have returned to the Plane of Knowledge.


*** Progression Servers ***
- Removed the expansion and progression server restrictions on out of combat regen.
- Enabled free transfers off Thornblade and updated it to Free-to-Play.


*** Miscellaneous ***
- Backstab angles of attack have been restored to their previous arcs.
- Fixed rendering artifacts caused by TextureQuality settings of 2 (Medium) or 3 (Low) in eqclient.ini.
- The Terror of Luclin expansion is now free-to-play on Test and Live servers.
- Corrected an issue that caused same-level groupmates to receive different amounts of AA experience when killing NPCs in zones that they are considered too high level for.
- Corrected an issue with the final name reservation block displaying incorrect information for the next name reservation block.
- Corrected an issue that caused some teleport spells that landed on players while they weren't in control of themselves (such as from a fear spell) to move them to 0, 0, 0.
- Fixed some Rain of Fear Collection achievement components where the names did not match required item names.
- Corrected an issue where a name change could time out if the desired name was taken.
- Fixed various instances of the word "Crystallized" being spelled incorrectly.


*** UI ***
- The display option to overlap the Windows taskbar once again works while in normal windowed mode.
- Updated how owned expansions display on the server select screen.
- Added the current expansion to the server select screen.
- Server status updates at server select should happen more quickly than before.
- Added a server's True Box setting to the server select screen.
- Now showing server status as Low, Med, or High based on player population instead of just "UP".
- The game's desktop window can once again be moved partially offscreen and keep its position, in unmaximized windowed mode.

- Changed -
EQUI_BlockedBuffWnd.xml
EQUI_BlockedPetBuffWnd.xml
EQLSUI_ServerSelectWnd.xml


*** Previously Updated ***
- Laurion's Inn collectibles will not be available on the Collection Item Dispenser until the next expansion unlocks.
- Tides of Time, Year of Darkpaw - Oasis of Sky - The spiroc novices will no longer respawn, preventing a level 100 novice from spawning.
- Fixed a crash while in the server selection window.
- Fixed a crash while using the character selection window.
- Made adjustments to allow more players online simultaneously.
- The Year of Darkpaw key quests now reward coin via the Achievement reward instead of the quest completion.


- The EverQuest Team



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June 12, 2024 - Fippy Fest Contest + Stream

The Fippy Fest Livestream event will be happening this weekend, and we’re going to host an in-game hide-and-seek event for some sweet loot for those joining us digitally! This event will happen in-game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 on the Test Server for EverQuest from 12:15 p.m. PDT until 1:10 p.m. PDT. It will then be run on the EverQuest II Test Server from 1:15 p.m. until 2:10 p.m. PDT! Make sure to get your Test server loaded and patched before the event!

How to access the EverQuest Test Server.
How to access the EverQuest II Test Server.

The first person to stand in front of us and hail us for each hiding spot will get a prize. (Distributed after the event. Be sure to keep checking your in-game mail on the character that found us.)

Be sure to tune into the Livestream via the EverQuest YouTube channel beginning at 10:00 a.m. PDT on Saturday, June 15th to catch all the info, fun, and more!
There is still time to purchase a digital ticket for some great in-game Swag, as well as the ability to post a question to be asked during the livestream event!



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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.



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



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May 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.



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=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!



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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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.



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=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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