March 16, 2018 - Producers Letter - Krono Bonus - 50% EXP Anniversary Bonus - EQ Patch 3/14 - GamParse Update Thread - EQ Resource in-game channel

March 16, 2018 - Producers Letter

"Twas the 19th year Norrath had become
Nearly two decades of friends and fun
Adventurers surround of many skills and sizes
All questing fiercely for untold epic prizes.

I raise my tankard of JumJum to you all
Adventuring together, we shall never fall
I toast all of EverQuest's heroes and fans
And will look to see you in our lands.


-Holly "Windstalker" Longdale, Executive Producer, Senior Druid, Aspiring Bard


Hail and well met, Norrathians!

It's a time for merriment as we all celebrate EverQuest's 19th Anniversary!

It's hard to believe another year has come and gone, and this year is already flying by. As always, we like to take this chance to remind you all how appreciative we are to you, our player family, for sticking with us year after year. It is truly because of you that Norrath continues on.

Staying true to form, there are a whole variety of ways to celebrate this anniversary with us and it's hard to know where to even start! The team has put together four new missions for the 19th Anniversary, each with hidden bonus rewards for you to try to complete. In addition, like we do every year, we'll be bringing back previous anniversary content going back through our 5th anniversary. These events will turn on and off at different times, and we're keeping the festivities going well into May.

If you want to get something to commemorate this special occasion there is a new mount available from the jubilant merchant and some limited-time armor sets available on the Marketplace. I hope you're as excited for the Lava Sessiloid mount as I am!

On ALL servers we'll be celebrating anniversary with 50% bonus experience starting today and lasting until the end of the month.  This bonus also applies to our newest Progression Server, Coirnav! We dove into Coirnav ourselves this morning on our 19th Anniversary livestream, where a few of our team members started their EverQuest adventure over with new characters. You can watch the replay here.

The team here was hard at work to make sure EverQuest's 19th Anniversary is a great one, and if you want more details about everything happening then can you can read up more here.

The team has also been hard at work on other content... including this year's expansion! We're not ready to share anything yet, but that time will come soon enough.

Once again, happy 19th Anniversary Norrathians!


See you in Norrath!

Lauren "Mooncast" McLemore

Producer, EQ & EQ2

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March 16, 2018 - Krono bonus

We've reached 19 years of EverQuest, but it’s only because of the loyalty of players like you that we can continue to create this legacy! For the rest of March, if you give a gift to us and extend your membership by using a Krono, we'll be giving you a special gift too!

If you consume a Krono before the end of March, you'll be granted an Angler Fish Facade, which is perfect for blending in with the scaly creatures on Coirnav!

Plus, from now until March 22, 2018, you'll also be able to purchase packs of 5, 10, or 25 Krono for 30% off! You check out the deals and pick up your Krono here.


Thank you for helping make 19 years of EverQuest possible - here's to 19 more!

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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March 14, 2018 - 50% EXP Bonus

Bonus Experience

Starting on our anniversary, players will earn 1.5x bonus experience on ALL servers for the rest of March!

You can start earning this bonus XP on Friday, March 16, 2018. The bonus will continue to run through Saturday, March 31, 2018.

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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March 13, 2018 - Patch tomorrow 3/14

All EQ servers will be coming offline for an update on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 6:30 AM PT. Downtime is expected to last approximately 5 hours.

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

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

Update Notes:
March 14, 2018
*** Highlights ***
- March 16, 2018 marks EverQuest's 19th Anniversary! We're grateful for all of you who have made this possible. Keep an eye out for new and returning special events in the upcoming weeks!
- Have you been looking for an opportunity to start fresh? Our newest Progression Server, Coirnav, launches on March 16, 2018! See the forums for details.
- Bristlebane's been rummaging around in his vault recently and has found some once-lost items! Check the Marketplace for limited time offers during the 19th Anniversary!

*** Items ***
- Adjusted the base modification of Jeweled Skull of Null to make the stats closer to the group version if you have completed no Veeshan's Peak raids.
- Procs on weapons can now activate if the item has a click cooldown that is different from the spell activated on a proc.
- Removed the small knockback from Rain of the Overthere on Hoarded Worker Sledgemallet and Jeweled Hoarded Worker Sledgemallet.
- New player starting tunics can no longer be traded and have no value.
- Fixed the spelling of Deathseeker on three items.

*** Tradeskills ***
- Fixed a problem where combine failures were not always returning the tools used.
- The recipe for Scaleborn Warmonger Coat now requires Combine Draconic Scale Transmogrificant.

*** Quests And Events ***
- End of Empire (Mission and Raid) - Fixed a bug that could cause the Unhammered and No Outbreaks achievements to fail when they should not.
- Hoshkar (Ring of Scale) - Smoothed out the intervals at which Hoshkar casts his spells. They should no longer cast at the same time.
- Balance of Power (Raid) - Fixed an issue that would prevent completion of the Ghosted achievement.
- Fell Foliage (Mission) - Lowered the maximum number of players allowed in this mission to 6.
- Jondin's Fern Flower quest can now be completed.
- Crypt of Sul Heroic Adventures - Removed some NPCs that should not have spawned in these missions.
- Reduced the level of many Heroic Adventure NPCs. This mostly affects rares in The Broken Mirror.
- Vex Thal - Bosses will now tether in the Agent of Change instances.
- Vex Thal - Akhevan Warders will again banish people.
- Vex Thal - Kaas Thox Xi Aten Ha Ra will no longer tether if it gravity fluxes.

*** Spells ***
- Detrimental beam spells no longer attempt to hit many types of invalid targets such as friendly NPCs (including pets), auras, and invulnerable NPCs. Beneficial beam spells now include friendly NPCs (including pets), and exclude enemy NPCs and players.
- Spell/Tome reward sets from Ring of Scale will now hide abilities you have already memorized when you view them.  If you have used a tablet or symbol before this change but not selected a reward you will have to reuse the tablet or symbol to do so.
- Moved all melee timers up one ID in order to fix several timing issues with procs.
- Bard - Corrected an issue where certain songs would attempt to begin playing twice.
- Druid - Corrected the description of Chill of the Wildtender.
- Druid - Reduced mana costs on most DoT spells to better reflect the damage they do.
- Ranger - Strength of the Wildstalker should now prevent the same or lower ranks of Brell's Blessed Bastion from landing.
- Shaman - Increased the damage on Curse of Sisslak so that it is an upgrade to Bane as intended.  Increased damage on higher level spells in the Blood of Saryrn DoT line as a result.
- Shaman - Lowered mana costs on most spells in the combined DoT lines. Fast (two tick duration) DoTs are all more efficient than their parent spells.
- Warrior - Corrected the descriptions for the Scowl line of abilities.

*** AA ***

- Magician - Fixed a bug where rank 1 of Frenzied Burnout only increased 1-Hand Blunt damage rather than all melee damage.
- All - Quick Draw has been refunded.

*** NPCs ***
- NPCs will no longer summon or cast spells on the corpses of players who are hovering.
- Reduced the level of many Heroic Adventure NPCs. This mostly affects rares in The Broken Mirror.
- Encounters that have a 100% chance to generate a rare now have a delay before they will spawn. These encounters now have a respawn variance as well.
- Veeshan's Peak (Ring of Scale) - Changed the factions used by NPCs in the zone to be distinct from the faction in the original Veeshan's Peak. Faction loss for killing the Denizens of Veeshan's Peak will be heavy. They do not like when mortals kill their kin.
- Overthere (Ring of Scale) - Corrected the spelling of Fereth.
- Mercenary Liaison NPCs now have a more consistent category name and spelling.
- In the Tower of Frozen Shadow, killing an enraged vampire on floor 7 will no longer spawn Cara Omica on floor 4.
- Only one instance of Champion Ultharas will be active at one time in Arcstone.
- Ice goblins in Permafrost now have more varied names. Corrected a problem that could prevent some ice goblins from spawning if there were too many active elsewhere.
- The following NPCs are no longer flagged as rare:
- - Grandmaster R`tal, Mistress of Scorn, Lord of Ire, Lord of Loathing, Avatar of Abhorrence, High Priest M`kari, Coercer T`vala, Magi P`tasa, Ashenbone Broodmaster, Master of Spite, Muramite Commander, Ulga the Elfeater, Ogoruk the Charming, Nendor the Daunting, Zurul the Bonecruncher, Korizar the Neckbreaker, Death Fang Teraz, Alassh the Cannibal, Katazz the Twisted, Nentassh the Blade Queen, Iross the Sledge, The Steel Serpent, Akazz the Blood Goddess, Thunderstone, a rotting warchest, a Malgrin Legion warchest, a Xillsfar Legion warchest, Kael Militia Captain, an Imperial Gravemaster, Wraith of a Di`Zok Hero, Vrex High Priest, Secrets of Faydwer faction vendors, thick boned skeleton, thick tailed skeleton, thick skulled skeleton, Barkley, Bloodmaw, a froglok hunter, a froglok forager, Nosja (the common version), and Daman (the common version)
- The following NPCs are now flagged as rare:
- - Maru the Twelfth Born, A Wrulon Sentry, Tower of Frozen Shadow NPCs that are triggers to spawn rares, a large undead gnoll, an angry librarian, an enraged shadow beast, an enraged relative, Cara Omica, VhalSera, Tserrina Syl`Tor, Tenebrous NPCs that are triggers to spawn rares, Heratius Grolden, Valdanov Zevfeer, Oracle Froskil, Vessel Fryn, Knight Dragol, Master Fasliw, Dreadlord Dekir, Keeper Sepsis, Hierophant Ixyl, Harbinger Josk, Doom, Thruke, Flayhte, Dragontail, Commander Sils, Stonebeak, Ffroaak, and Throkkok
- Many rares have had their spawn chance or spawn time adjusted.

*** Progression Servers ***
- Fixed an issue where /blockspell commands would clear upon zoning.
- The Ice Witch and Greshvoule in Permafrost will not spawn until Planes of Power is unlocked.
- Recipes for Golden Idols and alchemy Distillates now require Shadows of Luclin to be unlocked.
- Added an Agent of Change for Theater of Blood in Arcstone. The Twisted Harmonic Chime will still be needed to request and enter this instance.
- Some doors in Unrest will be locked on servers that have not yet unlocked Ruins of Kunark. You may need to find the key or bring a rogue proficient with lock picks.
- - These keys will no longer drop on servers that have unlocked Ruins of Kunark.

*** Miscellaneous ***
- Fixed an issue that would cause the game to crash when entering Arx Mentis, Chapterhouse of the Fallen, and the Breeding Grounds.
- Fixed an issue that was causing collection or tradeskill task steps to fail outside of specific zones.
- Many original EverQuest zones have had their experience modifier adjusted for balance reasons and/or to encourage variety in leveling.

*** UI ***
- Fixed a bug where merchants would mix up the singular and plural name of currencies when buying and selling items for alternate currencies.
- Fixed an issue where the Window Selector would not open the map.
- Fixed an issue where the Map window would not open the map toolbar.
- Fixed an issue where the Task Overlay window was not saving its settings.
- Removed the potion belt and added a new hotbar. Hotbars now go to 11.
- The Guild window no longer resets your scroll position when a guild member zones.

- Changed -

*** Previously Updated ***
- Drusella's Vault - This event should activate properly again.
- The Veeshan's Peak Agent of Change is now able to send you to the correct instance when Omens of War unlocks on Progression Servers.
- Bristlebane was here.

- The EverQuest Team

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March 11, 2018 - EQ Anniversary Livestream 3/16

The EverQuest team would like to invite you to join us for a very special 19th Anniversary stream! We'll be hosting our celebratory livestream on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 11AM PT* over at

Join the EverQuest team to reflect on 19 years of memories, talk about this year's anniversary content, and get a fresh start on Coirnav, the new Progression Server! Some of our team members will be creating new characters on Coirnav, and you're more than welcome to get in game and run through some newbie zones with us.

Plus, we'll also be giving away Daybreak Cash and All Access Memberships during the stream!

We look forward to hanging out with you as we celebrate 19 incredible years of EverQuest together!

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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February 21, 2018 - EQ Patch Today

All EQ servers will be coming offline for an update on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 6:30 AM PT. Downtime is expected to last approximately 6 hours.

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

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

Update Notes:
February 21, 2018
*** Highlights ***
- Fixed several problems with Ring of Scale items. See the Items section below for details.
- Many UI features are no longer expansion restricted on Progression Servers including but not limited to: clicking items from bags, bandolier, blocking spells, and the quest journal.

*** Items ***
- Items that can be converted will now always show the conversion preview link when inspected. Previously this link could only be seen if the item was in your inventory.
- Containers that can be converted must now be empty of all items before they will process the conversion.
- Lore is now enforced in the item recovery system. The recover tab in the merchant window will no longer allow for the storage of multiple items in the same lore group. Destroying an item while another in the same lore group exists in the recover tab will not add the most recently destroyed item to the recover tab.
- Fixed the spell types on Crasher to allow the Remote Healing Blessing V proc to function.
- Skull of Null is now All/All and a charm slot item. Fixed the shielding effect. Changed the click spell to Annul Magic.
- The Mask of Monstrosity from the Plane of Mischief now casts Illusion: Ogre instead of Chill Sight.
- The Hoarded Worker Sledgemallet can be equipped in the primary slot instead of the charm slot.
- Added a Spell Research Table for placement in your house. It can be purchased from Varlad Rahnta in the Neighborhood.
- Lowered the damage on Strike of the Blood Orchid to one-hand weapon appropriate.
- Boon of the Soother now triggers on heals instead of damage spells.
- Scale Touched Dragonbrood Cowl now has Faerune.
- Chalandria's fang now mentions its intended level cap of 100.
- Overlord and Archon Phlogiston armor now have 75 purity.
- Ring of Scale unique edible foragables have had the tradeskill flag removed.
- Ring of Scale chase items now have Augmentation slots.
- For Ring of Scale items, added bash damage to shoulders, backstab damage to cloaks, kick damage to neck items, and frenzy damage to select face items.
- Phlogiston two-handed weapons with negative poison resist now have a save of 127.
- Scale Touched Dragonbrood Armwraps now have Cleave VII - 38.
- Fixed an issue with the stats granted by the Ring of Scale power sources, which were lower than intended.
- Sebilisian Dragonhunter Cowl and Sebilisian Dragonhunter Armwraps now have the correct icons.
- Coercer's Conflagrant Wristguard now has the group poison/chromatic focus.
- Coercer's Phlogiston Wristguard, Archon's Phlogiston Bracer, Dread Suzerain's Phlogiston Bracer, and Feral Lord's Phlogiston Wristguard now have the raid poison/chromatic focus.
- Trader's Satchel and its colored variants are now heirloom.
- The following keys will now be added to the key ring when used: Wind Etched Key, Gem-Etched Key, Symbol of Torden, and Crystalline Globe.
- The Brain in a Jar, Painting: Tink N Babble, Statue: Iksar Head, Emperor Ganak Throne, Statue: Iksar Bust, and Froglok Head in a Jar will now be flush with the ground when placed in housing in Cursor Mode.
- Typos in the following items were fixed: Dull Broadsword of Decay, Rust Venom, Tevik's Vision, Forgeborn Shield, Tome of Tash, Spell: Illusion: White Bunny, and the spelling of Hoshkar in focus effects.
- Claiming an item without having the appropriate available inventory space should no longer result in losing both the item and the claim. Instead, either the item will be placed on your cursor or the claim will be restored.
- Race Change Scrolls will no longer remove spells in your spellbook unless you do not qualify to know them due to deity restrictions.

*** Tradeskills ***
- Salvage can now return all items that were used in the recipe regardless of how many items the recipe returns on failure. For example: failing to create a Conflagrant Fish Scale Sheet can now return between two and ten Conflagrant Fish Scale Swatches instead of just two.
- Changed the name of Conflagrant and Phlogiston Katar to Conflagrant and Phlogiston Claws. Renamed the appropriate recipes. Added the proper offhand look and modified the book Weapon and Shields of Combination to mention claws instead of a katar.

*** Quests And Events ***
- If you leave a shared task, you are no longer able to join a different instance of that task until the task you left ends.
- Drusella's Vault (Raid) - It is no longer possible to trigger the raid by standing in the starting area near the room where the raid takes place.
- Balance of Power (Raid) - It should now be possible to receive the Foul Breath achievement.
- Balance of Power (Raid) - The death of the real High Arcron Ioulin will no longer despawn all adds in the raid.
- Balance of Power - (Raid and Mission) - The portals can no longer be opened like chests.
- End of Empire (Raid and Mission) - Fixed an issue where the Kar`Zok soldiers would sometimes not drop a Defender's Shield. The Combine allies in this fight will no longer be selected when using cycle-target.
- Fell Foliage (Mission) - Removed the mechanic where Caktiikii teleports people into the ravine. Slowed the spawn rate of the adds and increased the number required for the boss to lock his HP by one.
- Fell Foliage (Mission) - Reduced the number of the same cactus adds needed to create the atrocious cactus from 5 to 3. Also fixed a bug that caused one too many to be needed to spawn the atrocious cactus.
- Removed zone restrictions from all of the collect steps of Crestra's earring quests.
- Hoshkar - Cloud of Frailty and Massive Cloud of Frailty now debuff casting speed instead of buffing it. In addition, the slow debuff component now stacks with haste effects.
- Corrected the achievement references in the holiday events.
- Find Fibblebrap - Corathus - Bellfast will now offer his missions properly and will give you all of the information that he was originally intended to give.
- Dreadspire Keep - The statue in Dreadspire Keep that can be used to enter the Demi-Plane of Blood will now work properly in pick zones.
- Flight of the Seeker - It is no longer possible to accidentally kill The Seeker and fail the mission.
- The Master of Dreadspire - Hailing The Master of Dreadspire will reveal which answers you gave to Arturos, Irrissa the Seer, Ur-Koraag, and Ariahn Teller.
- The Master of Dreadspire - The Master of Dreadspire will now remember the top several players of his hatelist and resume attacking them after the Burst of Dawn effect from the Glimmering Dawnstone wears off.
- Porthio, the Second Born - The shared aggro between Porthio and Nightshade should work more reliably.
- Emperor Ssraeshza - Emperor is now tethered to his room.
- Most Vex Thal bosses now tether to their rooms.
- Legacy Heroic Adventures have received several tuning and functionality changes:
- - Heroic Adventure NPCs have lower stats at level 106+, compared to their January 2018 stats.
- - Spells cast by NPCs in Heroic Adventures scale in approximately the same way that the NPCs' stats scale. For levels 101+ this was generally an increase.
- - Heroic Adventures stop scaling at the maximum level in the era they were introduced. For example, 15th anniversary and Call of the Forsaken errands released when the maximum level was 100, so even if there is a level 101+ player in the zone, the highest these adventures will scale is as if the max level player in the zone were level 100.
- - Heroic Adventures experience and point reward scaling have been adjusted to better reflect their difficulty.
- - Heroic Adventures daily quest experience and point reward scaling have been adjusted to better reflect their difficulty.

*** Spells ***
- Fixed a bug where some characters were unable to learn any new combat abilities.
- Corrected an issue where some spells erroneously displayed 'begins to sing a song.<>'
- Berserker - Corrected the descriptions for the amount of hatred reduction on Jarring Jolt and Axe of Rekatok Jolt Effect.
- Cleric - Increased the AC granted by Armor of the Merciful slightly.
- Druid - Increased the AC granted by Arcronite Skin and Arcronite Blessing and adjusted stacking blockers so that they are no longer overwritten by Assurance.
- Druid - Increased the mana regeneration rate of Arcronite Skin to match Arcronite Blessing.
- Druid - Greatly reduced the damage of combined DoTs above level 70. The Flame Lick and Gelid Moonbeam lines have been further reduced in damage to reflect that they were not stackable before stacking groups were created.
- Shaman - Greatly reduced the damage of combined DoTs above level 70.

*** AA ***
- Cleric - Fixed the description for rank 18 of Divine Retribution.
- Magician - Fixed a bug that caused Second Wind Ward to trigger Second Wind on the magician rather than their pet when their pet reached low health. Modified Second Wind to better coexist with other AC buffs.
- Paladin - Fixed a bug where ranks 35-37 of Lay on Hands would not reset on death like previous ranks.
- Rogue - Fixed the duration of ranks 22-23 of Rogue's Fury.
- Wizard - Changed rank 11 of Evoker's Synergy to trigger off of Shocking Vortex rather than Ethereal Braid.

*** NPCs ***
- Overthere and Skyfire (Ring of Scale) - NPC spells Aggressive Buffet, Irritating Spines, Rake, and Soul Drain no longer land through immunities. The Irritating Spines debuff's duration has been reduced.
- Veeshan's Peak (Ring of Scale) - NPCs should regard pets in the more common way now.
- Veeshan's Peak (Ring of Scale) - Hard rares will respawn more slowly and will have a maximum of one power source.
- Xalgoz in Sathir's Tomb has returned to his proper race.
- Lashun Novashine in Plane of Health has remembered what he wanted to say and should now respond properly.
- Big cat familiars will no longer eat other people's familiars, because that's naughty. Bad kitty!
- Depths of Darkhollow - Several quest NPCs are now immune to attack. This includes but is not limited to the Doorman in Dreadspire Keep and Shadowalker Dustspirit in Stoneroot Falls.
- Shadowalker Dustspirit in Stoneroot Falls now has the (Missions) tag.

*** Collections ***
- Many collectibles from Call of the Forsaken and The Broken Mirror now have lore text.
- Fixed the typos in the collectibles and associated achievements for the Dull Broadsword of Decay and Rust Venom.

*** Progression Servers ***
- Many UI features are no longer expansion restricted, including but not limited to: clicking items from bags, bandolier, blocking spells, and the quest journal.
- Added an Agent of Change for the Veeshan's Peak revamp, available when Gates of Discord unlocks.
- The Cazic-Thule instance offered by the Agent of Change will now grant lockouts as intended.
- The Temple of Cazic-Thule will now turn into the Accursed Temple of Cazic-Thule when Planes of Power unlocks.
- The Praesertums in Sanctus Seru are now in the progression instance zone with Lord Inquisitor Seru.
- - The Agent of Change no longer requires the key. It still does a level check.
- - The Arx Key teleports you to the Lord Inquisitor Seru area in the base zone UNLESS you are in the progression instance or a pick zone for Sanctus Seru, in which case it will teleport you to the Lord Inquisitor Seru area in the zone you are in.
- - The entrance point of the progression instance is now near the relative location of the Agent of Change that sends you there, not the Agent of Change is in the Lord Inquisitor Seru area that can teleport you out of the instance.
- The initial ranks of mercenary alternate advancement abilities can now be obtained with the release of Seeds of Destruction.
- Fixed a bug that caused low level fire pets to cast an incorrect spell in eras prior to Planes of Power.
- All adoptable heritage crate mounts now have text in the adopt effect description that state that Luclin must be unlocked in order to adopt the mount.
- The sky and outdoor settings are now consistent between Luclin Agent of Change instances and base zones. This will allow for summoning a mount in the instance if it can be summoned in the base zone.
- Ruins of Kunark must be unlocked in order to claim Kunark teleporter items.

*** Miscellaneous ***
- Performed significant upgrades to both the client and server to utilize more modern hardware and operating system features.
- Added a warning message when starting the game on Windows Vista, XP, and older operating systems:
- - In a few months the game will be unable to run on such systems.
- - Please refer to the minimum system requirements on our website.
- Fixed an issue where characters that had previously changed race did not have their innate skills updated to the expected values.
- NPC names will be capitalized at the beginning of FLURRY or RAMPAGE messages.
- Corrected an issue where players on non-PVP servers were hitting a distance limit when /targeting another player.
- Corrected an issue that could cause characters to fail to load into the Character Select screen.
- Corrected several misspellings of Lxanvom.

*** UI ***
- The AA abilities window will now display descriptions for your current ability rank as well as the next rank available for purchase.
- You can now toggle a border on the Task Overlay window.
- Fixed an issue where quests were being removed from the Task Overlay window on logout.
- Merchants that use alternate currencies will no longer purchase your coin items.
- The Find Item Window now filters equipped items and items in your inventory as separate locations.
- Corrected an issue where players were not being added to the guild window after zoning or logging in.
- The bazaar and find item windows UI positioning has been adjusted.
- Added focused mana cost, range, endurance cost, resist mod, and push information to the spell display window.
- The guild window no longer counts players who are not displayed in each page's total, and the players per page setting is now saved.
- Corrected an issue with the Reset button on the Find Item Window.

- Changed -

*** Previously Updated ***
- Master Vule the Silent Tear - Master Vule will always leave a corpse when slain.
- Corrected a problem that could cause the Cazic-Thule zone to continually repop when a progression instance was active.
- Cleric - All spells in the Holy Intervention Strike line are now Chromatic resists with a -10 modifier. Fixed several other inconsistencies with early ranks of these spells.
- Necromancer - Fixed a problem that prevented Adalora's Shade and Reliving Assassin from spawning pets if you did not have a spell focus that affected them.

- The EverQuest Team

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January 16, 2018 - Patch tomorrow 1/17

All EQ servers will be coming offline for an update on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 6:30 AM PT. Downtime is expected to last approximately 5 hours.

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

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

Update Notes:
January 17, 2018
*** Highlights ***
- Added an /outputfile recipes command. See the Tradeskills section for details.
- The Iksar Heritage Crate and the Broker's Backpack Set are now available on the Marketplace!
- Characters that did not have the proper rank of Hero's Fortitude, Resolution, or Vitality should now be fixed.
- Fixed a bug that could result in the loss of mercenary experience at higher levels.
- Corrected the size of target decals for AE spells. Previously they were off by about 10% from the actual size.

*** Items ***
- Mount, Illusion, and Familiar Key Ring Slots have returned to the Marketplace. They now have a cap of 250 slots.
- If an item is stackable and has a convert button, one item from the stack will be converted per click instead of the entire stack.
- Fixed Island Toxin to correctly reduce the target's melee accuracy and increased the duration from 12 to 30 seconds.
- Raised the tier of Improved Dodge on Shattered Mirror of Self-Loathing to VII.
- Bridle of the Balefire Wyvern will now dismiss the mount if clicked again like other mount items.
- Gorowyn Translocator Lantern now notes "This item is placed on a ceiling."
- Scale Touched Dragonbrood Leggings now have Ferocity XI.
- Wrapped Conflagrant augments are no longer temporary and Wrapped Conflagrant type 5 augments stack to 20.
- Ability: Enchant Conflagrant Platinum and Ability: Mass Enchant Conflagrant Platinum are now enchanter only and will correctly teach their abilities.
- The charm descriptions on Polished Ember Relic, Venril Sathir Charm, Ioulin's Warrant, and Conflagrant Charm of Security now correctly state that Ring of Scale armor is required.
- Corrected the visual appearance and icons of Phlogiston Tower Shield, Phlogiston Kite Shield, and Phlogiston Buckler.
- Fixed the name of Signet of the Forge Lord.
- Fixed the negative stats on Grave.
- Fixed the description for Fury of the Beast, the click spell on Beastlord chest items from Ring of Scale.
- Fixed the description for Secretion of the Mamba, the click spell on Rogue leg items from Ring of Scale.
- Fixed the descriptions of Elixir of Clarity XIX, Spider's Bite Poison X, Bite of the Shissar Poison X, Elixir of Health XIX, Healing Potion XIX, Elixir of Healing XXI, Elixir of Spiritualism XIX, Elixir of Replenishment XIX, Spider's Bite Poison Strike XI, Bite of the Shissar Poison Strike XI on various potions and poisons from Ring of Scale.
- Changed the augmentation slot type from 7 to 8 on all Phlogiston non-visible items.
- The purity augmentation slot in Ring of Scale group armor is now type 13.
- Changed the proc on Brilliant One Eye to Burst of Flames III.
- Corrected the proc and focus on Phlogiston Longbow.
- Many legacy Hero's Forge ornaments will no longer drop from higher level NPCs.
- Type 5 Tier 2 augments now drop in appropriate zones.
- Added the ability to place Draconic Poison, Acidic Abrasive, Drachnid Toxin, Phlogiston Miasma, and Draconic Formula in potion belts.
- Irae Faycite Shard: Skorpikis Blade Strike can now correctly be used by rogues.

*** Tradeskills ***
- Added an /outputfile recipes command. It will output the names of tradeskill recipes you know if they qualify you for additional skill points past the 300 cap.
- Sub combine items for Crestra's Earring are now no-trade.
- Changed the text in the Ring of Scale poison book (Osbdosmn) to include a mention of Distilled AA ingredients and correct the reference to Sculptured Poison Vials.
- It is now possible to create Scorpion's Agony XIX, Strike of the Shissar XIX, Strike of Ssraeshza XIX, E`ci's Lament XIX, Myrmidon's Sloth XIX, Fighter's Bane XIX, Vallon's Tactic XIX, Tallon's Tactic XIX, Anger of the Shissar XIX, Hate of the Shissar XIX, Gelidran Lament XIX, Pyrilen Burn XIX, Monk's Bane XIX, Archer's Bane XIX, Warlord's Bane XIX, Messenger's Bane XIX, Quellious' Trauma XIX, Solusek's Burn XIX, and Hero's Toxin III poisons.
- Increased the drop rate of Conflagrant Silk.

*** Quests And Events ***
- Ring of Scale raids will now drop the intended amount of coin.
- Fixed a few typos in Crestra's dialogs.
- Crestra's quests will be more forgiving if you fail to follow instructions and create the earring early. Forcing an update to your inventory (looting or destroying an item) will force an update to your quest if you are currently in this situation.
- Fit for the New World - The guards on patrol will no longer re-spawn and are worth significantly less experience.
- End of Empire (mission) - The mission will no longer grant raid achievements.
- Balance of Power (mission) - Fixed a bug that was making it impossible to succeed at the 'Unburnt' achievement.
- Talendor (mission) - Fixed a messaging error that would say that the 'Hard Way' achievement had failed when it hadn't.
- Talendor (mission) - Nexona no longer casts the raid version of Shadow Flames. Talendor now has hit points more appropriate to a mission for two groups.
- Talendor (mission) - The Veeshan's Peak mission for Ring of Scale now properly requires participants to have the key to Veeshan's Peak.
- Veeshan's Peak (Ring of Scale) - Everyone will need the proper key to be in the zone.
- Fell Foliage (mission) - Made this event more challenging.
- End of Empire (mission) - All three of the soldiers should drop shields.
- Balance of Power (mission) - NPCs in this mission will no longer give raid out of combat cooldowns or /con as raid level targets.
- End of Empire (raid) - Warleader Hegron's corpse will no longer depop if he has loot.
- Chokidai Unbound - The chokidai will find a new master if it can't see the current one. If everyone in the group that is alive in the zone is invisible, it will run away forever and be sad.
- Chokidai Unbound - Lavalisks should no longer fail to spawn at the end of the quest, unless you do not have an egg for them to eat.
- Fixed a bug with some reward sets failing to offer experience for level 106+ players (e.g. the tasks offered by Master Hunter Jilare in Shard's Landing).
- The tasks 'All to Scale', 'Killing Claws', and 'Bipedal Dragons' no longer share a replay timer.
- Fixed a problem with three events that could erroneously send someone on a one-way trip to Qeynos.
- Master Vule, the Silent Tear - This raid is now instanced instead of open air contested. Speak to Margaret Hill in Dreadspire to launch the raid.
- Master Vule, the Silent Tear - This event has received various minor changes and improvements.
- Zi-Thuuli of the Granite Claw - The reward chest for Zi-Thuuli of the Graniteclaw should spawn at his location instead of on a random person in the Demi-Plane of Blood.
- Mayong Mistmoore (Demi-Plane of Blood) - Mayong will only allow a limited number of item debuffs when he is at high health.  More opportunities to debuff him will appear as he takes more damage.

*** Spells ***
- Bard songs now display full casting information similar to normal spells when a bard begins to sing.
- Bard songs no longer display a message when the song ends or is interrupted.
- Beastlord - Increased damage, HP, AC, and skills of all level 106+ warders. Increased the level of pets focused by Enhanced Minion XIX and higher.
- Cleric - Increased the damage dealt by Unyielding Hammer of Zeal.
- Cleric - Corrected the spell description for Divine Response.
- Enchanter - Increased damage, HP, AC, and skills of Nureya's Animation.
- Magician - Increased damage, HP, AC, and skills of all level 106+ elementals. Increased the level of pets focused by Enhanced Minion XIX and higher.
- Magician - Fire pets will properly cast Frenzied Elemental Bolt again when under the effect of Frenzied Burnout.
- Necromancer - Increased damage, HP, AC, and skills of all level 106+ servants. Increased the level of pets focused by Enhanced Minion XIX and higher.
- Paladin - Remorse for the Fallen will now affect spells up to level 110.
- Shadowknight - Increased damage, HP, AC, and skills of Minion of T'Vem.
- Shadowknight - Remorselessness will now affect spells up to level 110.
- Shadowknight - The Glowing Clawed Tablet of the Ring of Scale will no longer grant duplicate scrolls.
- Shadowknight - The Glowing Marked Symbol of the Ring of Scale will now grant Scroll: Touch of T`Vem Rk. III in addition to the other level 110 items.
- Shaman - Increased damage, HP, AC, and skills of Mirtuk's Faithful.
- Wizard - Increased damage dealt by Virnax's Pyroblade.
- Wizard - Corrected spell descriptions for Funnel of Frostbite and Claw of Qunard.

*** AA ***
- Characters that did not have the proper rank of Hero's Fortitude, Resolution, or Vitality should now be fixed.
- Mercenary - Changed the prerequisite for rank 11 of Healing Acumen and Mystic Destruction to be rank 15 of Improved Spell Resistance rather than rank 16.
- Berserker - Ranks 4-5 of War Cry of the Braxi will now trigger the correct spell.
- Monk - Fixed a missing 30 second duration extension on ranks 28-30 of Zan Fi's Whistle.
- Paladin, Shadowknight - Enduring Reproval will now focus the level 108 combat ability Spurn.
- Paladin - All ranks of Divine Protector's Unity now include the buff Silent Piety.
- Rogue - Removed the restriction which required you to be invisible to activate Shared Stealth, which fixes the bug where the ability would not last its intended duration if the recipient was invisible.

*** NPCs ***
- Heroic Adventure NPCs will now scale more appropriately at higher levels instead of being drastically easier than similarly leveled content.
- Praetor Scout Ellidia is now findable.
- Added cash loot to NPCs in Ring of Scale zones.
- Made the following changes to the rare NPCs in Gorowyn:
- - Increased the spawn rate of rare NPCs.
- - Changed the placeholder of Head Boiler Akett to a soup boiler so that he is no longer on the same fast-respawning encounter as the meat broilers that are quest targets.

*** Mercenaries ***
- Fixed a bug that could result in the loss of mercenary experience at higher levels.

*** Collections ***
- The items for the 'Rocks and or Boulders' collection set will now correctly spawn in Veeshan's Peak replacing the errantly spawning set 'Dragonhunter's Folly'.
- Corrected a bug where collection items for Sathir's Tomb and Howling Stones could drop from the wrong location.

*** Progression Servers ***
- Enrid Ebonclaw is now available when Omens of War unlocks.
- The Curse Begins - This task can now be completed in era. Nisha Lightbrook's spawn is now restricted to Dragons of Norrath.
- The Ring of Scale Painting can now be claimed after House of Thule has unlocked on the server.

*** Miscellaneous ***
- Corrected the size of target decals for AE spells. Previously they were off by about 10% from the actual size.
- Race Change Scrolls will now properly grant racial skills.
- Fixed a client crash that could occur when logging into the game or logging out to server select.
- Corrected an issue with /target not consistently working on corpses or players with a corpse in the zone.

*** UI ***
- Added pagination to the guild management window.
- - By default, the page size is 100.
- - This greatly improves responsiveness and performance of the window for large guilds.
- Alternate Currency vendors that offer parcel services will now properly mail your items.
- The merchant window now displays expanded coin cost as a tooltip.
- Purchasing an item will no longer cause the merchant window to scroll back to the top every time.
- Added a default text color for the UI.
- Corrected an issue where the client could crash when changing loot filter settings.
- The bazaar and find item windows UI positioning has been adjusted.

- Changed -

*** Previously Updated ***
- Corrected the rewards for the quests Stomp the Invaders, Stomp the Defenders, and Tooth and Fist.

- The EverQuest Team

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January 4, 2018 - Patch tomorrow 1/5

Update: Patch postponed - Now will be on January 5th.
All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is estimated to last under 4 hours.

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

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

Update Notes:
January 5, 2018
*** Quests & Events ***
- Shared tasks, upon completion, will now give their replay timer to any members who dropped the task before it was completed.

*** Miscellaneous ***
- You will no longer be able to loot items in a dynamic zone if you have left the shared task or been removed from the DZ.

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December 24, 2017 - Premium Membership Holiday Discount!

Hope everyone is having a great Holiday Season!  I'm definitely enjoying the Holiday festivities in our beloved world of Norrath!

We wanted to let you guys know that for a limited time (through January 2, 2018) we are offering a discounted Premium Membership!  For $8.49 you can enjoy 9 months of all the perks Premium Membership has to offer, including ad free browsing and much more!  This is a great opportunity to try out a Premium Membership and to help support the site.

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To purchase this discounted membership, click the "Premium Membership" tab on the strip of links at the top of the page, just under your avatar.

As always, thanks for your continued support and loyalty, it means a lot to us!  Happy Holidays!

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December 18, 2017 - Patch tomorrow 12/19

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM PT* for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately 2 hours.

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

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

Update Notes:
*** Emergency Update ***
- Fixed a bug that prevented ranks 41-50 of Heroic Vitality/Fortitude and ranks 21-25 of Heroic Resolution from being granted.
- Fixed an issue where resurrection failed to return the correct amount of experience for level 109 and 110 characters.

- The EverQuest Team

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