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June 14, 2021 - EQ Patch 6/16

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 6:00 AM PDT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 6 hours.



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


Achievement Changes: https://achievements.eqresource.com/achievementshistory.php?mdy=06162021
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=06162021
EQStr Changes:
Faction Changes:
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=06162021


Update Notes:
June 16, 2021
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*** Highlights ***
 - Check out the new Past Expansion Collector's Edition Bundle in the Marketplace this month from June 16 to June 30! Available on servers with Underfoot unlocked. Individual items are available while the expansion they originally came with is active.
 - Made many changes to Gates of Discord through Underfoot hunter achievements. See the NPCs section for details.
 - Updated randomized loot tables for Mischief and Thornblade in Classic. See the Progression Servers section for details.
 - Granted The Burning Lands for free to Test Server and live players.


*** Items ***
- Starting bag, food, and drink on newly created characters is no longer tradable even on a free-trade server.
- Check out the new Past Expansion Collector's Edition Bundle in the Marketplace this month from June 16 to June 30! Available on servers with Underfoot unlocked. Individual items are available while the expansion they originally came with is active.
- Increased the size and the cap of the Dragon's Hoard for all players. The free to play limit has been increased from 25 to 40 slots, and the all access limit has been increased from 100 to 125 slots.
- Guild Hall packages will now be available in the marketplace when the Veil of Alaris expansion is available, which is when neighborhood guild halls can be used.
- Limited the purchase of Incense of Tranquility to ten per transaction, and altered the packages to match the same limit, keeping the same discount rates. You may purchase more, but doing so will require multiple transactions.


*** Quests & Events ***
- The reward chest for The Amalgam Arbiter will have all of its loot all the time.
- The mail delivery quests offered by members of the League of Antonican Bards have been changed to be non-repeatable.


*** Spells ***
- Hate over time spells no longer apply hate to players after death or evac as long as you don't respawn in the same zone or evac in under 6 seconds.
- Corrected an issue where certain types of healing and damage spells would display focus effect messages even if the Focus Effect filter was turned off.
- Beastlord - The Trushar's Mending line of healing spells will now heal your target if it is an ally, or your target's target if it is cast on a foe.
- Ranger - The Sylvan Light and Desperate Deluge lines of healing spells will now heal your target if it is an ally, or your target's target if they are cast on a foe.
- Paladin - The Burst of Sunlight, Light of Life/Gleaming Light, and Ethereal Cleansing lines of healing spells will now heal your target if it is an ally, or your target's target if they are cast on a foe.


*** AA ***
- Corrected an issue where the 'Buy All' button for AA Abilities was not properly checking remaining points and prerequisite ranks.


*** NPCs ***
- Headshot will no longer work on the wyverns in Cobalt Scar (Claws of Veeshan).
- The following incompletable hunter achievements have been removed:
- - Depths of Darkhollow: Hunter of The Hatchery
- - The Buried Sea: Hunter of Suncrest Isle
- - The Buried Sea: Hunter of Jardel's Hook
- Adjusted hunter achievement point values for Gates of Discord through Underfoot to better reflect their actual hunter target counts.
- The following hunter achievement now grants a title reward:
- - Prophecy of Ro: Hunter of Sverag, Stronghold of Rage (Rageslayer, and the Rageslayer)
- The following hunter achievement components have been removed:
- - Gates of Discord: Hunter of Qinimi, Court of Nihilia: Rarundel`s Memory
- - Gates of Discord: Hunter of Barindu, Hanging Gardens: Colossus of War
- - Omens of War: Hunter of Nobles' Causeway: a murkglider pup, Stone Thrower
- - Dragons of Norrath: The Accursed Nest: Protector Kanadin
- - Depths of Darkhollow: Adept Hunter of Depths of Darkhollow: Hunter of The Hatchery
- - Prophecy of Ro: Hunter of Relic, the Artifact City: a raging spellstream, a relic crushpile, a walking bone pile
- - Prophecy of Ro: Hunter of Sverag, Stronghold of Rage: Martihaz the Destroyer, Zaignoz the Insane
- - The Serpent's Spine: Hunter of Goru`kar Mesa: Lup Calea
- - The Serpent's Spine: Hunter of Blackfeather Roost: a harpy explorer
- - The Serpent's Spine: Hunter of Vergalid Mines: Vegalak
- - The Serpent's Spine: Hunter of Direwind Cliffs: Blackwolf, Direwing
- - The Serpent's Spine: Hunter of Icefall Glacier: a dire wolf pup
- - The Serpent's Spine: Hunter of Frostcrypt: Floe, Ice, Icefloe
- - The Serpent's Spine: Hunter of Valdeholm: tornado servant
- - The Buried Sea: Novice Hunter of The Buried Sea: Hunter of Suncrest Isle, Hunter of Jardel's Hook
- - Secrets of Faydwer: Hunter of Fortress Mechanotus: Oxidilus the Junk Collector
- - Secrets of Faydwer: Hunter of Meldrath's Majestic Mansion: Findlewill
- Corrected a typo in the name Chieftain Darkmaw in Prophecy of Ro: Hunter of Sverag, Stronghold of Rage.
- The following hunter achievement component names have been updated:
- - Prophecy of Ro: Hunter of Sverag, Stronghold of Rage: Chieftain Darkmaw
- - Secrets of Faydwer: Hunter of Fortress Mechanotus: Hardbottom, Recycler Union
- - Underfoot: Hunter of Kernagir, the Shining City: A Shop Sweeper (Trelinna, Lady of Pain)
- - Underfoot: Hunter of Kernagir, the Shining City: A Wary Guard (Sirana, the Knife Mistress)
- Additionally, all hunter achievement component names now use the same casing as their targets.
- The following hunter achievement components are now part of the following achievements:
- - Prophecy of Ro: Slayer of Prophecy: Hunter of Sverag, Stronghold of Rage
- - Prophecy of Ro: Veteran Hunter of Prophecy of Ro: Hunter of Theater of Blood
- - The Buried Sea: Novice Hunter of The Buried Sea: Hunter of Thalassius, the Coral Keep
- - The Buried Sea: Novice Hunter of The Buried Sea: Hunter of Jewel of Atiiki
- - The Buried Sea: Hunter of The Buried Sea: Dreadclaw
- - The Buried Sea: Hunter of The Buried Sea: Helushka
- - The Buried Sea: Hunter of The Buried Sea: Blacksail Bob
- - The Buried Sea: Hunter of The Buried Sea: Bloody Marc
- - The Buried Sea: Hunter of The Buried Sea: Jelly Bones Bud
- - The Buried Sea: Hunter of The Buried Sea: Tetraton
- The following hunter achievement component is now optional:
- - Prophecy of Ro: Slayer of Prophecy: Hunter of Sverag, Stronghold of Rage
- The following hunter targets should now reliably spawn:
- - Dragons of Norrath: Hunter of Stillmoon Temple: Jadewing, Wei Zhang, Stoneskin
- - Dragons of Norrath: Hunter of Thundercrest Isles: Fersama, Fumi the Vigilant, Gox Ironmaw, Hidekazu, Hidetada, Hidetora, Kafu the Turbulent, Kodama the Voltaic, Kunz Boomsetter, Mihoko the Rector, Minoru the Crafty, Ninsei the Tempest, Rinako the Stalwart, Sor Stormreach, Sugita the Vicarious, Toshiharu, Toshinobu, Yoshiaga, Yoshihiro, Yukari the Enlightened
- The following hunter targets can be killed in the given zone and correctly give hunter kill credit:
- - The Buried Sea: Hunter of The Buried Sea: Dreadclaw, Helushka
- The following hunter target can no longer be killed without spawning its adds, correctly spawns its adds at <=50% HP, and correctly gives hunter kill credit (and loot) when the loot granting add is killed:
- - Underfoot: Hunter of The Convorteum: Animated Lava


*** Progression Servers ***
 - Updated Phinigel to be a standard live server instead of a progression server, and enabled free to play.
 - Mischief and Thornblade now allow character transfers to Firiona Vie when characters have reached the requirements for transfers.
 - Made the following changes to randomized loot tables on Mischief and Thornblade in Classic:
 - - Moved spite golems to the same loot table as trash in Plane of Hate and Plane of Fear.
 - - Moved the Plane of Hate and Plane of Fear mini bosses to their own loot table.
 - - Removed the Plane of Sky azaracks from being randomized.


*** Miscellaneous ***
- Fixed an issue where %1 was being displayed when certain spells or combat abilities failed.
- Added a message when security locked accounts log in without LaunchPad.
- Added a message for all unhandled login errors that includes the error code.
- All heroic stats now have diminishing returns for values over 4000.
- Granted The Burning Lands for free to Test Server and live players.


*** UI ***
- Out of date custom EQUI_ItemDisplay files will no longer cause a client crash and instead will log an error.
- Corrected an issue where only 85 debuffs would display in the target window instead of the total 97.
- Invite all DZ in the guild interface now sends invites to people already in raid to the DZ.

- Changed -
EQUI_TargetWindow.xml

- The EverQuest Team



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May 26, 2021 - Memorial Day Bonuses

Hail, Norrathians!

This upcoming Memorial Day in the United States is a time for us to remember that many of our players - from all across the globe - have loved ones and friends who have served their countries and given the ultimate sacrifice. We are a fantasy game thoroughly not set in this real world, but we are also a community of real friendships that extend well beyond Norrath.

We wanted to take a moment to remember, pay tribute, and offer an opportunity for all of us to come together this weekend.

This weekend, we will commemorate Memorial Day with in-game bonuses. Take advantage of these bonuses on all servers (including Mischief and Thornblade):

    +50% Experience
    +50% Faction
    +50% Rares


We will also unvault some items on the Marketplace and increase the Membership Marketplace discount to 20% (up from the standard 10%). We wish you all a safe and happy weekend.


The bonus weekend will begin at 12 AM PT on Friday, May 28, 2021, and will end at 11 PM PT on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.




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May 17, 2021 - EQ Patch 5/19

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 6:00 AM PDT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 6 hours.



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


Achievement Changes: https://achievements.eqresource.com/achievementshistory.php?mdy=05192021
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=05192021
EQStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/eqstrhistory.php?mdy=05192021
Faction Changes:
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=05192021


Update Notes:
May 19, 2021
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*** Highlights ***
- For the first time, you can quickly identify the gains and losses of equipping an item to determine if an item is an upgrade and by how much. See the UI section below for more information.
- New Hunter Achievements have been added for expansions Gates of Discord through Underfoot. See the NPCs section for details.
- Look to the Marketplace this month for the Halfling Heritage Crate. Each crate contains a random item. Trade these Halfling Heritage items to your friends or collect them all yourself!
- Check out everquest.com/packs this month for the new Roguish Rapscallion Pack and Successful Shenanigan Bundle!


*** Items ***
- Descriptive text has been corrected for Outrider of Karana and Norrath Keeper's bundles.
- Augmentation Distillers now stack up to 100.
- Added missing descriptive text for the Evantil Guild Trophy.
- Corrected an issue with the Legend of the Jarsath Destroyer pack that prevented it from giving the Visage of the Girplan as a prize. Replaced one chance at a Jester with Prize: Visage of the Girplan. The chance to get other items is unchanged.
- Look to the Marketplace this month for the Halfling Heritage Crate. Each crate contains a random item. Trade these Halfling Heritage items to your friends or collect them all yourself!
- Check out everquest.com/packs this month for the new Roguish Rapscallion Pack and Successful Shenanigan Bundle!


*** Quests & Events ***
- There will no longer be broadcasts about the tipsy gnome race. You can speak to Teena to get an idea of when it starts up again.
- Fixed an issue that was causing some fabled NPCs to restore all of their health every tick. The following should no longer have this issue: The Fabled Manaetic Behemoth, The Fabled Saryrn, The Fabled Terris-Thule, and The Fabled Warlord Gintolaken. In the Plane of Time instance: The Fabled Tallon Zek, The Fabled Vallon Zek, and The Fabled Saryrn.
- Fixed an issue with the Zlandicar Raid that could cause the dracoliches to spawn too quickly.
- Fixed a reset issue with the Defenders of the Tomb raid that could cause the event to reset if all the drakes were killed. Also reduced the hit points and damage of the drakes by 20% or more.
- Reworked the Rhag Cycle in Ssraeshza Temple using more modern techniques. Each boss should spawn reliably upon the death of the last.
- Modified the fourth event in Deathknell. Ayonae Ro will now become "vulnerable" over time (and health) rather than all at once.


*** Spells ***
- Fixed the spelling of Root Ball Exlosion and Root Bundle Exlosion.
- Corrected an issue where beam spells would sometimes try to hit mounts and targets out of line of sight.
- Necromancer - The Necrotizing Wounds line of spells will no longer stack with itself if cast by the same caster. The spells will do more damage and cost more mana. The proliferation spells that are triggered by these spells are unchanged.
- Necromancer - The Splurt line of spells will no longer stack with itself or with the Necrotizing Wounds line of spells. Higher ranks will deal more damage and cost more mana.
- Necromancer - The Scourge of Fates line of spells will no longer stack with itself. Scourge of Destiny now deals more damage and costs more mana. The spell line no longer uses a shared timer.
- Necromancer - Reduced the damage and mana cost for several DoT lines, including Pyre of Mori, Flashblaze, Searing Shadow, Pallid Haze, Curse of Mortality, and Swift Deconstruction. While these lines were individually not overperforming, in combination they resulted in far more damage than was healthy to allow to continue. Further changes to these or other lines may occur in the future.


*** AA ***
- Corrected an issue where the 'Buy All' button for Mercenary AA Abilities was not properly checking remaining points and prerequisite ranks.


*** NPCs ***
- A full set of Hunter achievements, including new titles and era-appropriate container rewards, have been added to the following achievement categories:
- - Gates of Discord
- - Omens of War
- - Dragons of Norrath
- - Depths of Darkhollow
- - Prophecy of Ro
- - The Serpent's Spine
- - The Buried Sea
- - Secrets of Faydwer
- - Underfoot
- The following Hunter achievement container rewards have had their capacity increased:
- - Novice Dream Hunter's Satchel, from 15 to 26
- - Adept Dream Hunter's Satchel, from 15 to 28
- - Veteran Dream Hunter's Satchel, from 16 to 30
- - Expert Dream Hunter's Satchel, from 16 to 32
- - Satchel of the Dreamslayer, from 20 to 34
- - Novice Veil Hunter's Satchel, from 16 to 30
- - Adept Veil Hunter's Satchel, from 18 to 32
- - Veteran Veil Hunter's Satchel, from 22 to 34
- - Expert Veil Hunter's Satchel, from 24 to 36
- - Satchel of the Veilslayer, from 28 to 38
- - Adept Fear Hunter's Satchel, from 24 to 32
- - Expert Fear Hunter's Satchel, from 28 to 34
- - Expert Shadow Hunter's Satchel, from 30 to 36
- - Satchel of the Fearslayer, from 32 to 40
- All expansion achievement sub-categories have been re-ordered to be more consistent.
- The Hunter achievement "Hunter of Gnome Memorial Mountain" has been moved from the Secrets of Faydwer category to The Burning Lands category as an optional component of the "Burnslayer" achievement.


*** Miscellaneous ***
- Fixed the exit from Velketor's Labyrinth in Torment of Velious to deposit folks in the Great Divide rather than Eastern Wastes.
- Fixed a longstanding zone instability problem related to fellowship campfires.
- Merged groups will no longer include offline members in the creation of a new group. They will need to be invited to the group again if they log back in.


*** UI ***
- Added in the Item Compare feature.
- - You can now easily identify the gains and losses of equipping an item or which slot to equip it in to gain the most benefit.
- - To use this, inspect any equippable or augment item and select the currently equipped item in the new dropdown box you want to compare to.
- - This will allow you to see all the relevant equipment traits, stats, and effects that would be added or removed and any value differences.
- - Your race, class, and deity must match on the item in order to compare.
- Added two additional color options 'Item Stat Positive' and 'Item Stat Negative' which allow you to customize the colors used to display stat values in the Item Display Window.
- Corrected an issue that allowed shared bank bags to be opened while shrouded.
- Corrected an issue where weapon ratio would not accumulate damage correctly if the base item and an augment both had elemental or bane damage. Moved elemental damage to a secondary ratio that displays in parenthesis since it varies by NPC resistances.
- Added a potential fix for the raid window sometimes causing the client to lock up when moving players into groups.
- Messages about pending overflow items when logging in will now be displayed with the System Messages filter instead of showing up with Spell Failures.
- Fixed a typo in the Server Transfer Window.
- Corrected an issue that prevented Loot All in the Advanced Loot window from looting all.


- Changed -
EQUI_ItemDisplay.xml
EQUI_Templates.xml


*** Previously Updated ***
- Extended the first phase of the anniversary events by two weeks.
- Fixed an issue in the mission A Different Perspective that prevented the 6th step "Unlock the way to the seventh floor" element from completing successfully.
- Fixed an issue that was preventing all NPCs in the Plane of Time and some NPCs in other Planes of Power zones from becoming Fabled.

- The EverQuest Team



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April 26, 2021 - Bristlebane Be Praised - Mischief is coming!

Hail, Norrathians! Fizzlethorpe Bristlebane has gotten all tangled up in our servers and after all the time it took to get him out he left a gift for everyone. Mischief is our new Time-Locked Progression server and we're launching on May 26! So sharpen your blades and prepare your minds, it's time to enter Norrath anew!

Mischief will be a new way to experience EverQuest as it grew over time, starting during the earlier eras of the game and adding our own twist (inspired by that deviously, fun-loving God of Tricks). The Mischief Random Loot Progression Server will begin with access to the original zones that were available at launch and will gradually add expansions first Classic will run a month, and then subsequent expansions will be opened in a specified cadence later (check out more info on the cadence below!)

Need to know what to expect on Mischief?

Mischief Ruleset -
Mangler XP Progression
Agents of Change
Enabled
Pick Zones Enabled
Free Trade Enabled
Random Loot Enabled

    The Mischief server is a new experimental server that randomizes loot.
    Rare NPCs will drop loot from other NPCs of a similar level within the same expansion.
    Raids will drop loot from other raid NPCs of a similar level within the same expansion.
    We may add other special case randomization.
    Rare NPCs have a greater chance of spawning

Unlock Cadence:

    Expansions:
        1 month Classic
        2 month Kunark
    2/3 month regular release cadence
        2 months for no level increase
        3 months for level increase
    Exception: LDoN will only be one month

By playing on Mischief you agree to:

Absolutely No Automated/Unattended Game-play, any incident of automated gameplay is immediate suspension, second offence is ban including Mischief associated accounts.

To play on the Mischief server when it launches, all you'll need is an All Access Membership. You can discover all of the perks of being an All Access Member and sign up here!

We're also excited to announce in the May update before we launch Mischief we'll be adding a new feature to EverQuest, Item Comparison!





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April 14, 2021 - 36 Hour Maintenance with Patch 4/20

Hello,

On 4/20 at 12 AM PDT we will be starting a 36 hour maintenance period on some of our internal systems. We have a large migration maintenance of our backend which will impact all game services. During this timeframe all servers will be shut down until the work is concluded. This maintenance is affecting all Daybreak titles. We'd like to thank you in advance for your patience.

The downtime includes time to do our regularly monthly update as soon as the gamewide Daybreak Maintenance is complete.

EverQuest Servers will come down around 11 PM PDT this evening (April 19) in order to prepare for the maintenance.



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=04212021
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=04212021
EQStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/eqstrhistory.php?mdy=04212021
Faction Changes:
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=04212021


Update Notes:
April 21, 2021
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*** Items ***
- Added Incense of Tranquility to the marketplace. This is available once Planes of Power opens on your server.
- Increased the duration of the 22nd Anniversary food to match that of the drink.
- Fixed a typo in Prismatic Lance Ornament's name.
- Removed class restrictions on some items that drop from discordlings.


*** Quests & Events ***
- Amalgam Arbiter (Raid) - The retribution spectres will now float up into the center of the room instead of on the other side of the ice wall.
- Vulak'Aerr (Raid) - Fixed messaging about the root balls that claimed way more targets than would be affected.
- Restless Assault (Mission)- Changed the word 'axe' to 'weapon' in one of Narandi's messages because sometimes he's carrying a spear.
- Unity (Anniversary Task) - Added a one hour request timer.
- Guardian of the Sand (Task)- Corrected an issue where the task steps could be completed out of order.


*** Spells ***
- Druid and Wizard - Created teleport spells that teleport to the Plane of Tranquility. These are sold in Shadowhaven and are available once Planes of Power opens. Look for Ealerel Tidebringer and Goesl Sealsonich.
- Enchanter - All spells in the Color Flux line now share the same timer.
- Necromancer - Increased the damage done by Withering Decay, Sphere of Blight, Sphere of Withering, and Sphere of Dissolution. Decreased the damage done by Echo of Dissolution, Remote Sphere of Decay, Remote Sphere of Blight, and Remote Sphere of Withering. Increased the mana costs of the entire line.
- Fixed a bug where group auras would not reapply if a player died, re-entered the zone, and was then resurrected within the area of the aura.


*** NPCs ***
- The efreeti in Western Wastes (CoV) will no longer death-touch their targets.
- The razorgills in the Unity mission will now look like fish.
- Audri Deepfacet in the Plane of Knowledge will now hand you the correct Legendary Jewel Crafting journal.
- Milas An`Rev will no longer be able to be in the same place multiple times.


*** Mercenaries ***
- Fixed some missing text when hiring Othmir mercenaries from Iauld Atiqa in the Plane of Knowledge.


*** Collections ***
- Corrected an issue with collection items from Claws of Veeshan that did not have the attunable flag.


*** Progression Servers ***
- Corrected an issue where out of era AAs could be purchased on progression servers.
- For the first two months after Planes of Power first opens on a server, the giants in the Plane of Storms that normally carry Esoteric Medallions will carry more of them, and other giants in that zone will have a small chance to carry their own medallion.


*** Miscellaneous ***
- Fixed a typo in the name of 'Captain Alron Cuppboard' for the achievement 'Mercenary of The Western Wastes'.
- Fixed an issue where some players would be stuck loading indefinitely when attempting to enter the world.
- 22nd Anniversary achievements have now been added.
- Officers can now take leadership of the guild with the /usurp command if no leader or senior officers have been online in the past year.


*** UI ***
- Corrected a typo in the /usurp command.
- Corrected an issue where the Message of the Day would display each time you zoned.
- Adjusted the position of the 'Not Scribed / Scribed' and 'Collected' labels in the Item Display window to not overlap with the tribute values.
- Added weapon ratio to the Item Display Window.
- - Added weapon ratio, damage, and delay to the Find Item and Bazaar search.
- Adjusted the default column widths in the Aura Window to reduce the likelihood that aura names will be cut short by the aura slot value.
- Pet hold and ghold now correctly keep their states after logging out of the game.


- Changed -
EQUI_ItemDisplay.xml


*** Previously Updated ***
- Removed the Anniversary Pack and Bundle that is no longer available from the marketplace.


- The EverQuest Team



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April 7, 2021 - Daybreak Maintenance Downtime 4/8

All worlds will be offline tomorrow for Daybreak-wide, necessary, but unplanned network maintenance beginning at 5:00 AM PT (GMT -7). Downtime is expected to last until around 12PM PT (GMT -7) or about 7 hours.



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April 1, 2021 - Stomples Day Bonus

Stomples Day is the time of year when Norrathians celebrate the elusive Stomples and it's already in full swing! But even after so many years, Grundle Cogwelder is skeptical of the bunny-born eggs scattered across Norrath.

In addition to our regular Stomples Day celebrations, we will be celebrating with a 50% bonus for faction, XP, and rares from 12:00 AM PDT on April 2 through 11:00 PM PDT on April 5!

Pay a visit to Grundle Cogwelder in the Plane of Knowledge to offer your assistance and help ease his mind, and you might just be rewarded.

Stomples Day will continue through 11:00 PM PT on Saturday, April 10, 2021, so be sure to answer Cogwelder's call before the Stomples disappear for another year!

You can find out more about Stomples Day by viewing your achievements pane in the events window.

Keep on (bunny-born egg) hunting and have a great weekend!



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March 15, 2021 - Anniversary Celebration Begins Tomorrow!

It's that time of year in Norrath again! Tomorrow we celebrate the day we first stepped foot into the world we know and love. So thank you for twenty-two years of slaying those dragons, finding new adventures every day with your friends, and exploring the realms of Norrath and beyond. Here are a few of the things you can expect in game, and stay tuned tomorrow for the launch of one last thing.

Logging in between 12 AM PDT on March 16 through 11 PM on March 31 will net you that yearly 50% Bonus XP.

All Access members logging in between 12 AM PDT on March 16 - 10 PM PDT on April 20 will receive the following for their account (Please keep in mind this is one per account not character).

    1x Goblet of Adventure III
    1x Othmir Fez Hat Ornament
    1x Hero's Forge Unlock

We have 2 new quests and a new mission this year that will net you anniversary point, a Horn of Unity upgrade, and maybe an augment or two!

And last but certainly not least, check out the merchant for new items including a mount, Gnoll pup illusion, buffing food, and a new set of Ornaments!


We hope you enjoy all our anniversary offerings and have an amazing time in Norrath!



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

See Guides: https://special.eqresource.com/anniversary.php



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March 15, 2021 - Producer's Letter

Well Met Norrath!


It's been a bit of time since we last spoke, and I thought there wouldn't be a better time than before our 22nd Anniversary.

It's been almost a year since I was introduced to you as the Head of Studio for Darkpaw, and it's certainly been an interesting one. I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past year as well as the last 22 years that y'all have been part of our lives.

I'd like to first take a moment to recognize Alan VanCouvering, who you all know better as Absor, he has spent 20 years as part of the EverQuest family and we couldn't make Norrath what it is without him.

I'm excited to share that we've hired several more designers and engineers to once again fill the ranks of the Faceless Ones. While you may have already seen the work of a few the others are deep in training learning the ins and outs of our code and the wends and ways of our stories. I can't wait for you to see the fruits of their labor. Stay tuned, there are more things on the horizon. If you are interested in joining the Faceless Ones, please be sure to check out our eldritch links, we're looking for heroic and creative souls to join our ranks.

Last year we switched up the previous release cadence of our TLPs for the launches of Aradune and Rizlona. We have decided to shift our launch window again this year, and we will be merging an additional server. Keep an eye out on the news and announcements forum for more information in the coming months.

And last but not least, we're celebrating 22 years of Norrath. In addition to previously released anniversary bonus, quests and missions, we're also introducing two new quests, a brand new mission, new rewards, and new merchant vendor items. Finally, if you are an All Access member and log in between March 16 at 12 AM PDT and April 20 at 10 PM PDT, you will receive an XP potion, the Othmir Fez, and one Hero's Forge unlocker!

It is both a thrill and an amazing blessing to think about the fact that we've had 22 years of sharing stories and adventures together and there are many more to come.

Eyes On The Horizon,
Jenn Chan

Head of Studio, Darkpaw Games



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March 8, 2021 - EQ Patch 3/10

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 6:00 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 6 hours.



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


Achievement Changes:
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=03102021
EQStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/eqstrhistory.php?mdy=03102021
Faction Changes:
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=03102021


Update Notes:
March 10, 2021
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*** Highlights ***
- March 16th marks EverQuest's 22nd anniversary! The Mechanical Fortune Teller in the Plane of Knowledge has information about new quests and a new mission. The Jubilant Merchant has new rewards to earn! We're grateful to all of you for an incredible 22 years of support, and we're excited for the future!


*** Items ***
- Proc chance increase is now correctly applied to Surge of Ice on the Velium Threaded Arcane Staff.
- Volcanic Billow Shard can no longer be placed in a bank.


*** Quests & Events ***
- This Can't Be Good - Animated spell books will have Glowing Pages again.
- Zlandicar Reborn Mission - Fixed an exploit that could grant an unearned chest.
- Sontalak Raid - Both wing buffets are now chromatic resist.
- Aaryonar Raid - The Echoes will no longer be removed when they block a spell. Consider that this will force a change of tactics to control which person has the highest rank of these spells.
- Aaryonar Mission - Made the aura punishment effects less harsh. Root balls will no longer explode and will go away much faster. Reduced the damage caused by Pull of Sleet. Only one fireball will be fired at the target(s) with the highest rank of Echo of Fire.
- Aaryonar Raid and Mission - Added a message when the smaller golems spawn.
- Cleric Epic Changes
- - Blood Soaked Prismatic Priest Robe can no longer be traded.
- - Lake Rathe
- - - Only someone that has handed Lord Bergurgle's Crown to Shmendrik can loot the Damaged Goblin Crown from the spirit of flame.
- - - Once you hand the Damaged Goblin Crown to Natasha you will have to hand a new Lord Bergurgle's Crown to Shmendrik to loot the Damaged Goblin Crown again.
- - - Natasha no longer despawns.
- - - Most of the time Natasha cannot be attacked. She can only be fought when she engages with Shmendrik.
- - - Shmendrik cannot be attacked until someone hands him Lord Bergurgle's Crown.
- - Timorous Deep
- - - Only someone that has handed Blood Soaked Plasmatic Priest Robe to Omat will receive the Ornate Sea Shell II when handing Lord Gimblox's Signet Ring to Natasha.
- - - Once you hand the Lord Gimblox's Signet Ring to Natasha you will have to hand a new Blood Soaked Plasmatic Priest Robe to Omat for Natasha to accept another Signet Ring from you.
- - - Natasha no longer despawns and cannot be killed.
- - - Only someone that has handed Sceptre of Ixiblat Fer and Singed Scroll to Omat will receive the Shimmering Pearl when handing A Message to Natasha to Natasha.
- - - Once you hand A Message to Natasha to Natasha you will have to hand a new Sceptre of Ixiblat Fer and Singed Scroll to Omat for Natasha to accept another Message from you.


*** Spells ***
- Necromancer and Shadowknight - Restored the effectiveness of Spell: Summon Corpse. Lowered its mana cost but it now only summons corpses up to level 60.


*** AA ***
- Wizard - Added 3 new ranks to Fury of Magic that will be auto-granted at levels 12, 30, and 50 to replace the previously hard-coded critical chance bonus wizards are granted at these levels.


*** NPCs ***
- During the Anniversary event, check out the Jubilant Merchant in Plane of Knowledge for some new celebratory goods!


*** UI ***
- Players should now only have to confirm the server ruleset on Aradune and Rizlona once per login.
- Attempting to /consider the corpse of a player who has not yet returned to their bind point will no longer report that the corpse is invalid.


- The EverQuest Team



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