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Posted by: EQ Dev on 21 September 2022 @ 8:25 am PDT

Game Update Notes: September 21, 2022

September 21, 2022
_____________________


*** Highlights ***

- Added the ability to output a filtered (Complete, Open, and/or Locked) list of your achievements using either a new button in the achievements window or the slash command: /outputfile achievements.
- Level 100 Heroic Characters are now available on servers that have unlocked Torment of Velious.


*** Quests & Events ***

- Mata Muram (Raid) - Added a speculative fix to ensure Mata Muram does not target people in 'hover mode' with his gaze.
- Free the Goranga (Raid) - Targets of the shadow chains effect will no longer be hit by the moonfall effects, so they can run as far away as they would like. Messaging has been added to let the target know when the chains protect them from the moonfall.
- Theater of Blood Access - The Twisted Harmonic Chime will now attune to you. Click it to attune, then click it again to teleport. You will only need to complete the attune step once.
- Kreljnok's Sword of Eternal Power - The map in East Wastes will no longer lie to you about Larnik's location. Additionally, Larnik can now be found after 4 to 6 hours following his last defeat.
- Demiplane of Blood Progression - Congealed Blood of Redfang, Rune-Etched Stone, Shrunken Head, and Sister's Handkerchief are five times more likely to drop from the creatures that drop them.
- Added an additional Eye of Yar`Lir and Eye of Vishimtar to the chest that drops in their raid.
- Essedera should be available again in Eastern Wastes (Torment of Velious).
- Altered the method used to give rewards for Terror of Luclin raids. The new method should be more tolerant of characters who are zoning at the time the rewards are granted. This includes flags and point currency but not the chest.


*** Spells ***

- Corrected an issue where hate could overflow to a lower value in a very long fight.


*** AA ***

- Activated abilities will be less likely to apply their reuse timer if they are interrupted by the caster zoning.


*** NPCs ***

- Marcia Attamilgad has decided to change the price she'll pay for a few items that aren't as rare as they once were.
- Phinigel Autropos, Dracoliche, Dread, and Terror are now immune to crowd control effects.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Mount blessings for knight classes should now apply during the intended active expansions on progression servers.
- Evolving items on Level Locked servers can now evolve when the owner is up to 10 levels lower than the item's required level.
- Teleport items rewarded on Vaniki have had their recast timers reduced, can be placed in housing, and no longer share recast timers with other teleport items.
- Elder Animist Dumul in Shar Vahl will accept the Copper Medal of War at level 50 on most servers or 40 on level capped servers.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Made improvements to how achievements are processed to further reduce zone lag.
- Experience gain messages will now also display the percentage gained. This change currently only applies to regular experience (not AA).
- Return Home should refresh in some cases where the zone you are trying to enter is unavailable.
- Fixed a crash that could occur when removing an overflow item.
- Creating a Heroic Character on the Test server will now decrement your count of Heroic Character Consumables Pack.
- The safe point in Chardok has been moved to the zone-in point when entering from the Burning Woods.
- Some typos have been resolved in Shar Vahl flavor text. This does not affect any quest lines.


*** UI ***

- Your current target should now be highlighted with an outline of their consider color in the Extended Target Window.
- Updated the default location for hotbars 1-4 and updated bars 3-4 to show by default.
- Fixed an issue that would add a duplicate item when using Link All from the Advanced Loot Window.
- Updated the Bazaar and Merchant windows to include commas in the price of items.
- Clicking on the Extended Target Window but not on a target should keep your current target and no longer target yourself.
- Updated the Combat Skills Window to save the sorted column.
- Right-clicking a combat ability hotkey will now open up the Combat Skills window and select that combat ability.
- Alphabetized the list of commands when using /help.
- Updated the Claim window to better indicate if a feature is unavailable to claim.
- Fixed a problem with the Chat Options button on the Login Server's chat window being inaccessible.
- Added tooltip information explaining what the aggro numbers in Group and the Extended Target windows mean.
- Added the ability to output a filtered (Complete, Open, and/or Locked) list of your achievements using either a new button in the achievements window or the slash command: /outputfile achievements.

- Changed -

EQUI.xml
EQUI_AchievementsWnd.xml
EQUI_AdvancedLootWnd.xml
EQUI_CharacterCreate.xml
EQUI_CharacterListWnd.xml
EQUI_ClaimWnd.xml
EQUI_Inventory.xml
EQUI_PlayerWindow.xml
EQUI_TargetWindow.xml


*** Previously Updated ***

- Fixed a bug that could result in unexpected results when making a tradeskill combine.
- The progression AA Gift of the Dark Reign, Tenacity of the Dark Reign, Embrace of the Dark Reign, Power of the Dark Reign, and Fervor of the Dark Reign now require level 60.


- The EverQuest Team



Posted by: EQ Dev on 16 September 2022 @ 10:37 am PDT

Server Downtime: Wednesday, September 21st @ 6:00 AM

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 at 6:00 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 6 hours.

Patch notes for this update will be found in the Game Update Notes section of the forums once they are available.

*Convert to your local time



Posted by: Angeliana on 15 September 2022 @ 2:17 pm PDT

[Yelinak] The Scars of Velious has opened!

Hail Yelinak!

It is time to venture to the icy new lands of Velious! Visit Thurgadin, Kael Drakkel and many other sights, but be mindful of your steps as you trudge...you never know where danger lurks!

Happy gaming!



Posted by: Accendo on 13 September 2022 @ 3:23 pm PDT

Fall Fun is Back!



Posted by: Accendo on 13 September 2022 @ 3:12 pm PDT

Level 100 Heroic Characters Are Almost Here!

The F.A.Q. has been updated a bit to explain the creation process and some other minor details.



Posted by: EQ Dev on 13 September 2022 @ 1:35 pm PDT

Test Update 09/13/2022 - New Bugs Only

This thread is for new bugs and how to reproduce them only. Please keep all opinions, discussions, posts about balance, and anything else in the other thread.
Patch notes and discussions thread



Posted by: EQ Dev on 13 September 2022 @ 1:34 pm PDT

Test Update 09/13/2022 - Patch Notes and Discussions

September 13, 2022
_____________________


*** Highlights ***

- Added the ability to output a filtered (Complete, Open, and/or Locked) list of your achievements using either a new button in the achievements window or the slash command: /outputfile achievements.
- Level 100 Heroic Characters are now available on servers that have unlocked Torment of Velious.


*** Quests & Events ***

- Mata Muram (Raid) - Added a speculative fix to ensure Mata Muram does not target people in 'hover mode' with his gaze.
- Free the Goranga (Raid) - Targets of the shadow chains effect will no longer be hit by the moonfall effects, so they can run as far away as they would like. Messaging has been added to let the target know when the chains protect them from the moonfall.
- Theater of Blood Access - The Twisted Harmonic Chime will now attune to you. Click it to attune, then click it again to teleport. You will only need to complete the attune step once.
- Kreljnok's Sword of Eternal Power - The map in East Wastes will no longer lie to you about Larnik's location. Additionally, Larnik can now be found after 4 to 6 hours following his last defeat.
- Demiplane of Blood Progression - Congealed Blood of Redfang, Rune-Etched Stone, Shrunken Head, and Sister's Handkerchief are five times more likely to drop from the creatures that drop them.
- Added an additional Eye of Yar`Lir and Eye of Vishimtar to the chest that drops in their raid.
- Essedera should be available again in Eastern Wastes (Torment of Velious).


*** Spells ***

- Corrected an issue where hate could overflow to a lower value in a very long fight.


*** AA ***

- Activated abilities will be less likely to apply their reuse timer if they are interrupted by the caster zoning.


*** NPCs ***

- Phinigel Autropos, Dracoliche, Dread, and Terror are now immune to crowd control effects.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Mount blessings for knight classes should now apply during the intended active expansions on progression servers.
- Evolving items on Level Locked servers can now evolve when the owner is up to 10 levels lower than the item's required level.
- Teleport items rewarded on Vaniki have had their recast timers reduced, can be placed in housing, and no longer share recast timers with other teleport items.
- Elder Animist Dumul in Shar Vahl will accept the Copper Medal of War at level 50 on most servers or 40 on level capped servers.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Made improvements to how achievements are processed to further reduce zone lag.
- Experience gain messages will now also display the percentage gained. This change currently only applies to regular experience (not AA).
- Return Home should refresh in some cases where the zone you are trying to enter is unavailable.
- Fixed a crash that could occur when removing an overflow item.
- Creating a Heroic Character on the Test server will now decrement your count of Heroic Character Consumables Pack.
- The safe point in Chardok has been moved to the zone-in point when entering from the Burning Woods.
- Some typos have been resolved in Shar Vahl flavor text. This does not affect any quest lines.


*** UI ***

- Your current target should now be highlighted with an outline of their consider color in the Extended Target Window.
- Updated the default location for hotbars 1-4 and updated bars 3-4 to show by default.
- Fixed an issue that would add a duplicate item when using Link All from the Advanced Loot Window.
- Updated the Bazaar and Merchant windows to include commas in the price of items.
- Clicking on the Extended Target Window but not on a target should keep your current target and no longer target yourself.
- Updated the Combat Skills Window to save the sorted column.
- Right-clicking a combat ability hotkey will now open up the Combat Skills window and select that combat ability.
- Alphabetized the list of commands when using /help.
- Updated the Claim window to better indicate if a feature is unavailable to claim.
- Fixed a problem with the Chat Options button on the Login Server's chat window being inaccessible.
- Added tooltip information explaining what the aggro numbers in Group and the Extended Target windows mean.
- Added the ability to output a filtered (Complete, Open, and/or Locked) list of your achievements using either a new button in the achievements window or the slash command: /outputfile achievements.

- Changed -

EQUI.xml
EQUI_AchievementsWnd.xml
EQUI_AdvancedLootWnd.xml
EQUI_CharacterCreate.xml
EQUI_CharacterListWnd.xml
EQUI_ClaimWnd.xml
EQUI_Inventory.xml
EQUI_PlayerWindow.xml
EQUI_TargetWindow.xml


*** Previously Updated ***

- Fixed a bug that could result in unexpected results when making a tradeskill combine.
- The progression AA Gift of the Dark Reign, Tenacity of the Dark Reign, Embrace of the Dark Reign, Power of the Dark Reign, and Fervor of the Dark Reign now require level 60.


- The EverQuest Team



Posted by: Accendo on 13 September 2022 @ 12:08 pm PDT

Level 100 Heroic Characters Are Almost Here!



Posted by: Accendo on 12 September 2022 @ 12:43 pm PDT

What Constitutes as Cheating?



Posted by: Angeliana on 12 September 2022 @ 12:43 pm PDT

Forum Guidelines



Posted by: Accendo on 6 September 2022 @ 12:26 pm PDT

Community Resource Council Mission Statement

All new members of the CRC program have been added as of September 1, 2022.



Posted by: Accendo on 6 September 2022 @ 11:46 am PDT

Terror of Luclin Now on Sale!



Posted by: Accendo on 2 September 2022 @ 11:07 am PDT

Labor Day Weekend Bonus XP Returns!



Posted by: EQ Dev on 26 August 2022 @ 7:35 am PDT

Test Update 08/26/2022 - New Bugs Only

This thread is for new bugs and how to reproduce them only. Please keep all opinions, discussions, posts about balance, and anything else in the other thread.
Discussion Thread



Posted by: EQ Dev on 26 August 2022 @ 7:34 am PDT

Test Update 08/26/2022 - Discussions

Test is being updated today with our current Live build. There are no new patch notes at this time. Everything should match Live.



Posted by: Accendo on 25 August 2022 @ 3:02 pm PDT

Stone Cold Summer 2022



Posted by: EQ Dev on 25 August 2022 @ 1:52 pm PDT

Hotfix Notes: August 25, 2022

*** Quests & Events ***

- The missing Stone Cold Summer event NPCs should be available now.


- The EverQuest Team



Posted by: EQ Dev on 24 August 2022 @ 5:51 pm PDT

Hotfix Notes: August 24, 2022

*** Quests & Events ***

- Several missing Stone Cold Summer event NPCs have returned.


- The EverQuest Team



Posted by: Angeliana on 24 August 2022 @ 2:07 pm PDT

[Coirnav] Empires of Kunark unlocked!

Imperator Tsaph Katta has awakened! Good luck!



Posted by: EQ Dev on 18 August 2022 @ 1:05 pm PDT

Hotfix Notes: August 18, 2022

*** Tradeskills ***

- Fixed a bug that could result in unexpected results when making a tradeskill combine.


*** AA ***

- The progression AA Gift of the Dark Reign, Tenacity of the Dark Reign, Embrace of the Dark Reign, Power of the Dark Reign, and Fervor of the Dark Reign now require level 60.


- The EverQuest Team



Posted by: EQ Dev on 18 August 2022 @ 12:05 pm PDT

Zone Restarts: Thursday, August 18th 2022

At ~12:10 PM PT, we will be doing a rolling restart of multiple zones to fix an issue with tradeskill combines and DoN evil progression on Vaniki. Each affected zone will give you a 5-minute warning before it is shut down.

Thank you for your patience.



Posted by: Accendo on 17 August 2022 @ 2:30 pm PDT

The Darkened Sea Expansion Items

Edited for clarification: "Hurry, because these bundles are only available on live servers until August 30 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. These items will be available on progression servers once The Darkened Sea unlocks and until the next expansion unlocks."



Posted by: Angeliana on 17 August 2022 @ 2:13 pm PDT

[Mischief and Thornblade] Dragons of Norrath is opened!

A dragon's nesting ground has been discovered, venture forth adventurers! Good luck!



Posted by: Accendo on 17 August 2022 @ 11:39 am PDT

The Darkened Sea Expansion Items



Posted by: EQ Dev on 15 August 2022 @ 4:13 pm PDT

Game Update Notes: August 17, 2022

August 17, 2022
_____________________


*** Highlights ***

- Made several improvements to achievement processing to improve zone latency.
- The Darkened Sea expansion bundles will be available from August 17 through August 30.
- Increased the default number of available Extended Target Window slots to 20, and removed the alternate ability requirement.


*** Items ***

- Made Eye of Yar`Lir and Eye of Vishimtar quest items.
- 10th Anniversary Firework Focus items have had a typo corrected in their lore text.


*** Tradeskills ***

- Failing a combine due to insufficient skill will now also display the minimum required skill.


*** Quests & Events ***

- Miragul's Reanimation Formula will now drop from appropriate level 60 Lost Dungeons of Norrath adventures.
- Updated a dialog trigger on Baenar Swiftsong to make it easier to experience the rest of the story they give.
- A Journey Home (Raid): Charm and fear will be removed from players before the chest spawns to prevent an effect on a charmed player killing the chest.
- Removed respawn of NPCs from many mission and raid zones.


*** Spells ***

- Reduced the level of the Planes of Power imbue spells by five levels.
- Updated Outrider's and Blackguard's Synergy to work properly with the appropriate skills.
- Spell damage applied to an NPC target, without a caster, will now use the correct damage reporting channel instead of say.
- Added messaging to the Heals (You) and Heals (Others) channels when a debuff with counters is cured.
- Fixed a bug that caused some bolt and area effect spells to display a small bag.


*** AA ***

- The progression AA Gift of the Keepers, Valor of the Keepers, Embrace of the Keepers, Power of the Keepers, and Sanctity of the Keepers now require level 60.
- Fixed an issue with incorrect ranks of AAs being purchased when using the Buy All button on a mercenary AA.


*** NPCs ***

- Shadow Valley - A remnant of shade can now be tracked.


*** Overseer ***

- The button to retire a selected Agent will now be disabled for Agents that cannot be retired.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Updated the required level of Vaniki's Challenge: Defeat Defense of the City.
- The tutorial will now allow level 6 to 14 players to zone into it on Vaniki.
- Removed the AFK kick from Vaniki.
- The level 60 progression reward has been changed to the Visage of Vaniki. You should receive this reward even if you received the other. We will not be reclaiming the other reward. Enjoy!
- Moved the availability of the Heroic Character quests to when Call of the Forsaken opens instead of when part 2 opens.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Increased the max number of items that can be sold in one barter transaction from 20 to 100.
- - Holding shift while selling to a buyer will now work if you have less of the item to sell than the transaction cap.
- When you fail to cast a spell that requires out of combat, your timer will be updated.
- Improved the way that achievements are processed in order to reduce zone latency.


*** UI ***

- Corrected an issue where your Heroic Character count would not update correctly at the character select screen.
- Increased the default number of available Extended Target Window slots to 20, and removed the alternate ability requirement.
- Added chat messages when cancelling or completing a trade.
- Updated trade chat messaging to include the quantity of items or coin offered. These messages will now display for both the sender and recipient using the System Messages chat filter.
- The aggro meter is now available when players reach level 20 instead of when Rain of Fear launches.
- The Randomize Loading Music setting should now work properly when unchecked.
- When a selected quest advances to a step involving a different zone, the quest journal will now keep the same quest selected.


- The EverQuest Team



Posted by: EQ Dev on 15 August 2022 @ 2:59 pm PDT

Server Downtime: Wednesday, August 17th @ 5:30 AM

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 5:30 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 9 hours.

Patch notes for this update will be found in the Game Update Notes section of the forums once they are available.

*Convert to your local time



Posted by: Angeliana on 9 August 2022 @ 9:32 am PDT

EverQuest Producer's Letter July 2022

First, mmm pizza.
Second, I shall ask in the next meeting!

Edit: Had to respond again because I'm starving and you said pizza.



Posted by: Angeliana on 8 August 2022 @ 3:10 pm PDT

EverQuest Producer's Letter July 2022

I can certainly add that to my list of items to inquire about.



Posted by: EQ Dev on 8 August 2022 @ 2:11 pm PDT

Test Update 08/09/2022 - New Bugs Only

This thread is for new bugs and how to reproduce them only. Please keep all opinions, discussions, posts about balance, and anything else in the other thread.
Patch notes and discussions thread



Posted by: EQ Dev on 8 August 2022 @ 2:11 pm PDT

Test Update 08/09/2022 - Patch Notes and Discussions

August 9, 2022
_____________________


*** Highlights ***

- Made several improvements to achievement processing to improve zone latency.
- The Darkened Sea expansion bundles will be available from August 17 through August 30.
- Increased the default number of available Extended Target Window slots to 20, and removed the alternate ability requirement.

*** Items ***

- Made Eye of Yar`Lir and Eye of Vishimtar quest items.
- 10th Anniversary Firework Focus items have had a typo corrected in their lore text.


*** Tradeskills ***

- Failing a combine due to insufficient skill will now also display the minimum required skill.


*** Quests & Events ***

- Miragul's Reanimation Formula will now drop from appropriate level 60 Lost Dungeons of Norrath adventures.
- Updated a dialog trigger on Baenar Swiftsong to make it easier to experience the rest of the story they give.
- A Journey Home (Raid): Charm and fear will be removed from players before the chest spawns to prevent an effect on a charmed player killing the chest.
- Removed respawn of NPCs from many mission and raid zones.


*** Spells ***

- Reduced the level of the Planes of Power imbue spells by five levels.
- Updated Outrider's and Blackguard's Synergy to work properly with the appropriate skills.
- Spell damage applied to an NPC target, without a caster, will now use the correct damage reporting channel instead of say.
- Added messaging to the Heals (You) and Heals (Others) channels when a debuff with counters is cured.
- Fixed a bug that caused some bolt and area effect spells to display a small bag.


*** AA ***

- The progression AA Gift of the Keepers, Valor of the Keepers, Embrace of the Keepers, Power of the Keepers, and Sanctity of the Keepers now require level 60.
- Fixed an issue with incorrect ranks of AAs being purchased when using the Buy All button on a mercenary AA.


*** NPCs ***

- Shadow Valley - A remnant of shade can now be tracked.


*** Overseer ***

- The button to retire a selected Agent will now be disabled for Agents that cannot be retired.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Updated the required level of Vaniki's Challenge: Defeat Defense of the City.
- The tutorial will now allow level 6 to 14 players to zone into it on Vaniki.
- Removed the AFK kick from Vaniki.
- The level 60 progression reward has been changed to the Visage of Vaniki. You should receive this reward even if you received the other. We will not be reclaiming the other reward. Enjoy!
- Moved the availability of the Heroic Character quests to when The Darkened Sea opens instead of when part 2 opens.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Increased the max number of items that can be sold in one barter transaction from 20 to 100.
- - Holding shift while selling to a buyer will now work if you have less of the item to sell than the transaction cap.
- When you fail to cast a spell that requires out of combat, your timer will be updated.
- Improved the way that achievements are processed in order to reduce zone latency.


*** UI ***

- Corrected an issue where your Heroic Character count would not update correctly at the character select screen.
- Increased the default number of available Extended Target Window slots to 20, and removed the alternate ability requirement.
- Added chat messages when cancelling or completing a trade.
- Updated trade chat messaging to include the quantity of items or coin offered. These messages will now display for both the sender and recipient using the System Messages chat filter.
- The aggro meter is now available when players reach level 20 instead of when Rain of Fear launches.
- The Randomize Loading Music setting should now work properly when unchecked.
- When a selected quest advances to a step involving a different zone, the quest journal will now keep the same quest selected.


- The EverQuest Team



Posted by: Angeliana on 8 August 2022 @ 12:10 pm PDT

EverQuest Producer's Letter July 2022

I am very confused by your post as there was a producer letter for July, and it was already released.

https://www.everquest.com/news/eq-producers-letter-july-2022

Maybe someone from Community Relations can verify it or not."
The last letter (prior to the July one) was in April of this year. We were a bit late with the July one (meaning it should have been posted in June or earlier July I believe).

However, generally speaking the letters will happen every 3 or so months.



Posted by: Angeliana on 8 August 2022 @ 11:41 am PDT

EverQuest Producer's Letter July 2022

I would like to hear from the Producer on a more regular basis. I'm sure I am not the only one!

Would it be possible to get a regular update? Say, monthly or quarterly?"
I do believe it is done quarterly already. We were just a bit overdue with the July one.



Posted by: Angeliana on 3 August 2022 @ 5:09 pm PDT

[Vaniki] Unlocks and level increase!

Hail adventurers!

Vaniki has unlocked Omens of War, Dragons of Norrath, Depths of Darkhollow, and Prophecy of Ro. Character level has also been increased to 60. The EXP modifier is changed to 75%. Truebox is relaxed, you may have up to 3 clients per computer logged into the server at the same time.

Go forth and level!
Happy gaming and good luck!



Posted by: Angeliana on 3 August 2022 @ 12:47 pm PDT

Server Downtime: Wednesday, August 3rd @ 5:30 AM Locked

Servers are open! Good luck and happy gaming.



Posted by: Accendo on 3 August 2022 @ 11:09 am PDT

Living Legacy Raids Return!



Posted by: Angeliana on 3 August 2022 @ 11:00 am PDT

Server Downtime: Wednesday, August 3rd @ 5:30 AM Locked

Downtime is extended for at least another 1.5 hours. We will notify everyone here and in Discord when servers are opened. Thank you for your patience and understanding.



Posted by: Angeliana on 2 August 2022 @ 11:38 am PDT

Server Downtime: Wednesday, August 3rd @ 5:30 AM Locked

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 5:30 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 4 hours.

This extended downtime is so we can work on back-end platform services.

*Convert to your local time



Posted by: Angeliana on 29 July 2022 @ 5:04 pm PDT

EverQuest Producer's Letter July 2022

It was not unkind at all when he purposefully and knowingly chose to leave out quite literally half of what was said to fit into his trolling remark.

P.S. I do not make games, I'm a Community Manager :)



Posted by: Angeliana on 29 July 2022 @ 4:41 pm PDT

EverQuest Producer's Letter July 2022

Let me be clear, I am not claiming that is a guaranteed change if a thread is created and the majority love the idea. That is not up to me, it is up to the Producer and Developers.

I am simply stating that a suggested QOL change helps if I can show it will help the majority instead of only a few to justify time needing to be spent on it.



Posted by: Angeliana on 29 July 2022 @ 4:28 pm PDT

EverQuest Producer's Letter July 2022

"Sometimes we make changes that remove functionality or things that players like, and it's not always what the development team wants, either. But it is usually to solve another problem that can't be avoided."
Made it bigger, red, bolded, italicized and even underlined so you can't miss it this time.
Do not twist my words to fit a narrative you wish them to fit. ;)



Posted by: Angeliana on 29 July 2022 @ 3:54 pm PDT

EverQuest Producer's Letter July 2022

As Mangler nears RoF at the start of 2023, I have been looking forward to heroic characters unlocking. Are we going to get screwed out this and have to wait further to get heroic characters?"
You will get them when CotF unlocks as you are supposed to.

How about taking 5 seconds to assure the players this ridiculous client always starts in windowed mode patch is going to be addressed?"
The change to windowed mode was a fix to a client crash that occurred on a new EQ install. This kind of issue is very bad for new player acquisition as well as returning players (if you can't install and run the game, you aren't necessarily going to do a lot of troubleshooting to figure out why that is the case before giving up).

Sometimes we make changes that remove functionality or things that players like, and it's not always what the development team wants, either. But it is usually to solve another problem that can't be avoided.


Could we get a /claims window update?"
Have you created a forum thread suggestion so we can see if this is a change the majority would like to see? If so, please link me.



Posted by: Accendo on 27 July 2022 @ 2:06 pm PDT

[Mangler] Welcome to Veil of Alaris!

Happy hunting and best of luck!



Posted by: Angeliana on 22 July 2022 @ 2:39 pm PDT

EverQuest Producer's Letter July 2022

The Producer's Letter (hence the topic at the top of the page), not a discussion/debate about casual players versus raiders.



Posted by: Angeliana on 22 July 2022 @ 2:03 pm PDT

EverQuest Producer's Letter July 2022

*pushes the topic back onto the rails* Feel free to make a new topic with the discussion and not derail the Producer's Letter with it!



Posted by: EQ Dev on 22 July 2022 @ 11:03 am PDT

Test Update 7/22/22 - New Bugs Only

This thread is for new bugs and how to reproduce them only. Please keep all opinions, discussions, posts about balance, and anything else in the other thread.
Discussion Thread



Posted by: EQ Dev on 22 July 2022 @ 11:01 am PDT

Test Update 7/22/22 - Discussion

Test is being updated today with our current Live build. There are no new patch notes at this time. Everything should match Live.



Posted by: Angeliana on 21 July 2022 @ 2:12 pm PDT

EverQuest Producer's Letter July 2022

Class tuning is a process and sometimes that process is not as swift as everyone would like. I know this is not what y'all would like to hear. We truly appreciate your patience and understanding however.



Posted by: Angeliana on 21 July 2022 @ 1:48 pm PDT

EverQuest Producer's Letter July 2022

What about the anti-cheat stuff? "The program that shall not be named" is still alive and well on Live AND TLP servers."
We put in the work-power and time to stop the cheats, but please remember that even while we are busy stopping it, those who make cheating programs are busy changing them to keep them viable. It is a hard fought battle we are constantly fighting.



Posted by: Angeliana on 21 July 2022 @ 1:22 pm PDT

EverQuest Producer's Letter July 2022

RE:
2022 Roadmap:
January:
Community Resource Council Application Relaunch - Your chance to help advise on the future of EverQuest.
Never happened."


We hope to have some news very soon regarding the CRC.



Posted by: Angeliana on 21 July 2022 @ 11:29 am PDT

EverQuest Producer's Letter July 2022


Mergers, Death, Pride, and more!

EverQuest is still going strong thanks to all of you! As we inch closer to another year older, we cannot help but reminisce about our years together. It is a wonderful past steeped in rich lore and fantasy, sweetened with friendships and love for the game we all hold dear. As we continue to grow our game family and strengthen the bonds that hold us together, we would like to let you all know that we appreciate you greatly and are thrilled you have chosen to continue your travels through Norrath with us.
As most of you will recall, we shared our roadmap for the year in January. We received a great amount of feedback, and we thank you for that. In case you missed it, you can visit the original article at EQ Roadmap 2022. We have continued on-course, mostly, as well as remained working on smaller fixes and improvements. Read more in the links below.

2022 Roadmap Update:



  • Coming up soon:

    • September:

      • Heroic Characters Update - New Heroic Characters will start at level 100.
      • Time-Locked Progression Server Expansion Unlocks Moved to Thursdays

    • October:

      • 2022's Expansion Beta + Preorder
      • New Content for Nights of the Dead



One of the items listed in the previous Producer's Letters was the merging of Phinigel and Miragul to Vox. It was slated to have happened by June and was postponed. This delay was necessary to ensure the merger would go smoothly and to avoid possible issues which were imminent. Thank you for your patience and supportive words as we completed this merger.

The deathstravaganza of the Death, Death, Death! Event started on July 20, 2022 and will be running until August 9, 2022. Pull yourselves up by your bootstraps and let the games begin! A quick reminder that this event is about you killing the most old-world bosses in the fastest time and not your own character's death.

We also had some unlocks happen on July 20, 2022. Aradune and Rizlona servers unlocked The Serpent's Spine and Yelinak unlocked the Ruins of Kunark. On July 27, 2022, Mangler will unlock the Veil of Alaris. As noted above, TLP Expansion unlocks will be moved to Thursdays starting in September. This change is happening to avoid conflicts with patches on Wednesdays and expansion launches on Tuesdays.

In other news, Darkpaw Games, as part of Daybreak Games' DE&I initiative, recently pledged a donation of $5,000 to The San Diego LGBT Community Center. One of the many projects this organization works on is helping to solve the housing crisis in San Diego.

Later this year, in November, we'll be teaming up with Extra Life again to help improve kids' health. The official Extra Life Game Day is November 5, 2022, and we're planning some fun things for everyone, so be on the lookout for the announcement! If you would like to know more, please visit our Extra Life Announcement from 2021. Fun times, great games, excellent cause!


"What creatures will you encounter in the upcoming expansion?"

That's still not all. We have more exciting news to share, so keep reading! The next expansion is coming along very well. Environments, characters, and much more have been completed already. We should have it ready for beta testing by October. Are you ready for adventure? We certainly hope you are; you never know what lurks beyond the shadows.


Knight-y Night,
Jenn Chan
Head of Studio

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Posted by: niente on 21 July 2022 @ 11:07 am PDT

2022 Server Merge Issues

If you have an issue related to the server merge to Vox yesterday, you can petition to get help and you can also send me a PM, as CS will be sending these issues to us (issues with shared banks, real estate, characters, Overseer).



Posted by: EQ Dev on 19 July 2022 @ 12:43 pm PDT

Game Update Notes: July 20, 2022

July 20, 2022
_____________________


*** Highlights ***

- The Miragul and Phinigel servers have merged into Vox.


*** Items ***

- Trinket of the Far Frozen Wastes will now teleport you to a less dangerous location.
- Frightening Food Flask and Ashen Ampule will now give stacks of 20 food and/or drink items per use.
- Fixed an issue with "Raediva Nostrum" displaying the wrong lore text.
- Updated the spell Sympathetic Minion attached to Faded Orb of the Magus, Glowing Orb of the Magus, Splendid Orb of the Magus, Brilliant Orb of the Magus, and Radiant Orb of the Arch Magus so that it summons swarm pets.
- Suffix titles for Ogre and Feir'Dal Heritage crates will now show correctly in reward previews.


*** Quests & Events ***

- Shei Vinitras Raid and Mission: Slightly reduced the height of the Auras on the sweepers datiar xi tekar in this event to reduce the likelihood that players on the raised platform will be hit.
- The following achievements have been temporarily removed while we investigate issues with the underlying quests:
- - The Hero's Journey - Ak'Anon Quests - Tinmizer's Fabulous Compactor
- - The Hero's Journey - Cabilis Quests - Blood Ink
- - The Hero's Journey - Cabilis Quests - Illweed Parchment
- - The Hero's Journey - Neriak Quests - Death of Lyda Nasin
- - The Hero's Journey - Oggok Quests - Craknek Hero
- - The Hero's Journey - Surefall Glade Quests - Gnoll Paws
- Additionally, the following achievement now indicates that the quest as written is meant for Paladins - The Hero's Journey - Erudin Quests - Fisherman Convert.


*** Spells ***

- Magician - Fixed an error with the body type of pets summoned by Monster Summoning spells that prevented Reclaim Energy from working as expected.


*** AA ***

- Archetype - Sympathetic Amplification - Added a new 7-rank passive AA available to Druids, Enchanters, Magicians, Necromancers, Rangers, Shaman, and Wizards that increases the base effectiveness of spell-triggered magical effects from equipped weapons and augments by a percentage. Rank 1 of this new AA can be purchased at level 80, if the Underfoot expansion is unlocked, and all ranks are eligible for auto-grant.
- Bard - Focus - Troubadour's Synergy - Fixed an issue that prevented Troubadour's Synergy Effect from removing Troubadour's Synergy upon triggering. Also fixed an issue that caused Troubadour's Synergy to interact unexpectedly with Necromancer's Necrotize Ally.
- The Bard and Shadow Knight AAs Funeral Dirge and T`Vyl's Resolve have seen unsustainable growth over the last several expansions. As a result, both spells are now notably more powerful than is healthy for overall class balance. The following changes have been made to bring these spells back in line.
- - Funeral Dirge
- - - Increased the maximum duration of the base spell at max rank to 66 seconds
- - - Made the base spell unresistable
- - - Reduced the incoming melee damage debuff of the base spell at ranks 23-26 to 22%
- - - Increased the fade damage of the Shrieking Death proc across ranks 1-22 to a maximum of 35,000 damage
- - - Reduced the fade damage of the Shrieking Death proc across ranks 23-26 to a maximum of 75,000 damage
- - T`Vyl's Resolve
- - - Reduced the reuse time of the base spell at max rank to 8 minutes
- - - Increased the damage of the initial melee skill attacks across all ranks to a maximum of 900 damage per attack
- - - Made the Weakness proc unresistable
- - - Increased the incoming melee damage debuff of the Weakness proc at ranks 1-2 to 16% and 18%
- - - Reduced the incoming melee damage debuff of the Weakness proc at ranks 4-7 to 20%


*** Overseer ***

- Fixed an issue with the Overseer Quest, Recruit Bimbalicus the Soulbleeder, that caused Bimbalicus to be a required agent... when recruiting Bimbalicus.
- New Achievement Category
- - "Overseer" has been added as a new achievement category
- - Achievements in this category are "World" achievements, meaning they can only be completed once per world for a given player account - As a result, all rewards granted by these achievements either apply to every character on a given account and world or can be traded between characters on the same account and world
- New Achievement Types
- - "Special" achievements are for collecting Overseer Agents from outside of the Overseer feature, such as Fippy Darkpaw (more on him below)
- - "Holiday" achievements are for completing seasonal Overseer Quests - The first achievement in this category is for the Scorched Sky event but expect more soon!
- - "Faydwer Agents" are achievements for collecting the current set of non-special, non-holiday Overseer Agents
- - "Faydwer Quests" are achievements for reaching higher levels in each of the main Overseer Quest categories; Plunder, Military, Stealth, Crafting, Harvesting, Research, Diplomacy, Trade, and Exploration
- New Achievement Rewards
- - Achievements for completing Holiday Overseer Quests and collecting Common, Uncommon, and Rare Overseer Agents grant Sealed Tetradrachm Coffers, which are Heirloom items that can be consumed to gain a large number of Tetradachm currency
- - Achievements for collecting Elite Overseer Agents grant several unique rewards; the Gnomish Hovering Transport mount, the Visage of the Bixie Worker illusion, and 10 Flame-Scorched Ornaments
- - Achievements for reaching higher levels in each main Overseer Quest category grant numerous Agent Packs
- - Achievements for reaching max level in multiple Overseer Quest categories grant 3 exclusive Elite Overseer Agents; Avatar of Anashti Sul, Avatar of Luclin, and Avatar of Quellious
- New Quests
- - Several new Overseer Quests have been created for each of the new Elite Overseer Agents, including recruitment quests that become available once their requisite achievements are completed
- Starter Bundle Changes
- - The Overseer Starter Bundle, when purchased from the marketplace, now completes the new Overseer - Special - Collect Fippy Darkpaw achievement, which in turn grants the Overseer Starter Bundle item
- - This change lets a player who has already purchased this bundle gain the purchased item on every world where they have a character, including the world they originally redeemed the item
- - Additionally, Fippy Darkpaw now has his own recruitment quest that becomes available once the Collect Fippy Darkpaw achievement is completed


*** Progression Servers ***

- Expedient Recovery can no longer be used in combat enabled zones on level locked servers.
- Enabled /pickzone in Jaggedpine Forest.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Removed ` from character first names and flagged those characters for a name change.
- Corrected an issue with targeting offline characters from the group window.
- Disabled Bloom Lighting by default.
- Added the /memspellslot command which allows memorizing a spell into a specific spell gem slot. The command accepts two parameters: the spell gem slot and the spell's name or ID.
- The client will now always launch in windowed mode rather than fullscreen.
- /tar, /con, and social emotes like /dance and /hug should now work with pet names and %m.
- Added a default of fellowship auto-consent for corpse dragging. This can be changed by setting AutoConsentFellowship=0 under Defaults in a character's .ini file.


*** UI ***

- Fixed the weapon ratio in the Item Display Window to be updated correctly for players below the recommended level.
- Added additional options to /advloot to allow for setting an option for all loot in the window. Example: "/advloot shared setallto leaveall". See the Advanced Loot help window for more details.
- Fixed the advanced loot window getting into a bad state after the /kickplayers raid command is used.
- Updated the Target Window to no longer require Target_HPPercLabel to be present.

- Changed -

- EQUI_Animations.xml
- EQUI_Templates.xml


*** Previously Updated ***

- Agents of Change - Fixed the minimum level check to enter AoC instances on Vaniki.
- Vaniki: Added a version of the Ireblind Imp for the berserker epic that will spawn in Agent of Change instances of Fear before Omens of War launches.
- Vaniki: Lowered a level check made by Kelkim Menkia for the bard epic.
- Vaniki: Lowered a level check made by Elder Animist Dumul for the beastlord epic.
- Vaniki: Increased the global rare spawn chance on Vaniki by 50%.
- The Level Locked Progression challenges that grant titles now grant 999 quantity.
- Fixed a zone crash related to Divine Intermediation and similar effects.

- The EverQuest Team



Posted by: EQ Dev on 19 July 2022 @ 12:01 pm PDT

Server Downtime: Wednesday, July 20th @ 4:00 AM

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 4:00 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 24 hours.

Patch notes for this update will be found in the Game Update Notes section of the forums once they are available.

*Convert to your local time



Posted by: Angeliana on 15 July 2022 @ 12:30 pm PDT

Server Unlock Schedule for July 20, 2022



Posted by: EQ Dev on 12 July 2022 @ 2:33 pm PDT

Test Update 07/12/2022 - New Bugs Only

This thread is for new bugs and how to reproduce them only. Please keep all opinions, discussions, posts about balance, and anything else in the other thread.
Patch notes and discussions thread



Posted by: EQ Dev on 12 July 2022 @ 2:33 pm PDT

Test Update 07/12/2022 - Patch Notes and Discussions

July 12, 2022
_____________________


*** Highlights ***

- The Miragul and Phinigel servers have merged into Vox.


*** Items ***

- Trinket of the Far Frozen Wastes will now teleport you to a less dangerous location.
- Frightening Food Flask and Ashen Ampule will now give stacks of 20 food and/or drink items per use.
- Fixed an issue with "Raediva Nostrum" displaying the wrong lore text.
- Updated the spell Sympathetic Minion attached to Faded Orb of the Magus, Glowing Orb of the Magus, Splendid Orb of the Magus, Brilliant Orb of the Magus, and Radiant Orb of the Arch Magus so that it summons swarm pets.
- Suffix titles for Ogre and Feir'Dal Heritage crates will now show correctly in reward previews.


*** Quests & Events ***

- Shei Vinitras Raid and Mission: Slightly reduced the height of the Auras on the sweepers datiar xi tekar in this event to reduce the likelihood that players on the raised platform will be hit.
- The following achievements have been temporarily removed while we investigate issues with the underlying quests:
- - The Hero's Journey - Ak'Anon Quests - Tinmizer's Fabulous Compactor
- - The Hero's Journey - Cabilis Quests - Blood Ink
- - The Hero's Journey - Cabilis Quests - Illweed Parchment
- - The Hero's Journey - Neriak Quests - Death of Lyda Nasin
- - The Hero's Journey - Oggok Quests - Craknek Hero
- - The Hero's Journey - Surefall Glade Quests - Gnoll Paws
- Additionally, the following achievement now indicates that the quest as written is meant for Paladins - The Hero's Journey - Erudin Quests - Fisherman Convert.


*** Spells ***

- Magician - Fixed an error with the body type of pets summoned by Monster Summoning spells that prevented Reclaim Energy from working as expected.


*** AA ***

- Archetype - Sympathetic Amplification - Added a new 7-rank passive AA available to Druids, Enchanters, Magicians, Necromancers, Rangers, Shaman, and Wizards that increases the base effectiveness of spell-triggered magical effects from equipped weapons and augments by a percentage. Rank 1 of this new AA can be purchased at level 80, if the Underfoot expansion is unlocked, and all ranks are eligible for auto-grant.
- Bard - Focus - Troubadour's Synergy - Fixed an issue that prevented Troubadour's Synergy Effect from removing Troubadour's Synergy upon triggering. Also fixed an issue that caused Troubadour's Synergy to interact unexpectedly with Necromancer's Necrotize Ally.
- The Bard and Shadow Knight AAs Funeral Dirge and T`Vyl's Resolve have seen unsustainable growth over the last several expansions. As a result, both spells are now notably more powerful than is healthy for overall class balance. The following changes have been made to bring these spells back in line.
- - Funeral Dirge
- - - Increased the maximum duration of the base spell at max rank to 66 seconds
- - - Made the base spell unresistable
- - - Reduced the incoming melee damage debuff of the base spell at ranks 23-26 to 22%
- - - Increased the fade damage of the Shrieking Death proc across ranks 1-22 to a maximum of 35,000 damage
- - - Reduced the fade damage of the Shrieking Death proc across ranks 23-26 to a maximum of 75,000 damage
- - T`Vyl's Resolve
- - - Reduced the reuse time of the base spell at max rank to 8 minutes
- - - Increased the damage of the initial melee skill attacks across all ranks to a maximum of 900 damage per attack
- - - Made the Weakness proc unresistable
- - - Increased the incoming melee damage debuff of the Weakness proc at ranks 1-2 to 16% and 18%
- - - Reduced the incoming melee damage debuff of the Weakness proc at ranks 4-7 to 20%


*** Overseer ***

- Fixed an issue with the Overseer Quest, Recruit Bimbalicus the Soulbleeder, that caused Bimbalicus to be a required agent... when recruiting Bimbalicus.
- New Achievement Category
- - "Overseer" has been added as a new achievement category
- - Achievements in this category are "World" achievements, meaning they can only be completed once per world for a given player account - As a result, all rewards granted by these achievements either apply to every character on a given account and world or can be traded between characters on the same account and world
- New Achievement Types
- - "Special" achievements are for collecting Overseer Agents from outside of the Overseer feature, such as Fippy Darkpaw (more on him below)
- - "Holiday" achievements are for completing seasonal Overseer Quests - The first achievement in this category is for the Scorched Sky event but expect more soon!
- - "Faydwer Agents" are achievements for collecting the current set of non-special, non-holiday Overseer Agents
- - "Faydwer Quests" are achievements for reaching higher levels in each of the main Overseer Quest categories; Plunder, Military, Stealth, Crafting, Harvesting, Research, Diplomacy, Trade, and Exploration
- New Achievement Rewards
- - Achievements for completing Holiday Overseer Quests and collecting Common, Uncommon, and Rare Overseer Agents grant Sealed Tetradrachm Coffers, which are Heirloom items that can be consumed to gain a large number of Tetradachm currency
- - Achievements for collecting Elite Overseer Agents grant several unique rewards; the Gnomish Hovering Transport mount, the Visage of the Bixie Worker illusion, and 10 Flame-Scorched Ornaments
- - Achievements for reaching higher levels in each main Overseer Quest category grant numerous Agent Packs
- - Achievements for reaching max level in multiple Overseer Quest categories grant 3 exclusive Elite Overseer Agents; Avatar of Anashti Sul, Avatar of Luclin, and Avatar of Quellious
- New Quests
- - Several new Overseer Quests have been created for each of the new Elite Overseer Agents, including recruitment quests that become available once their requisite achievements are completed
- Starter Bundle Changes
- - The Overseer Starter Bundle, when purchased from the marketplace, now completes the new Overseer - Special - Collect Fippy Darkpaw achievement, which in turn grants the Overseer Starter Bundle item
- - This change lets a player who has already purchased this bundle gain the purchased item on every world where they have a character, including the world they originally redeemed the item
- - Additionally, Fippy Darkpaw now has his own recruitment quest that becomes available once the Collect Fippy Darkpaw achievement is completed


*** Progression Servers ***

- Expedient Recovery can no longer be used in combat enabled zones on level locked servers.
- Enabled /pickzone in Jaggedpine Forest.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Corrected an issue with targeting offline characters from the group window.
- Disabled Bloom Lighting by default.
- Added the /memspellslot command which allows memorizing a spell into a specific spell gem slot. The command accepts two parameters: the spell gem slot and the spell's name or ID.
- The client will now always launch in windowed mode rather than fullscreen.
- /tar, /con, and social emotes like /dance and /hug should now work with pet names and %m.
- Added a default of fellowship auto-consent for corpse dragging. This can be changed by setting AutoConsentFellowship=0 under Defaults in a character's .ini file.


*** UI ***

- Fixed the weapon ratio in the Item Display Window to be updated correctly for players below the recommended level.
- Added additional options to /advloot to allow for setting an option for all loot in the window. Example: "/advloot shared setallto leaveall". See the Advanced Loot help window for more details.
- Fixed the advanced loot window getting into a bad state after the /kickplayers raid command is used.
- Updated the Target Window to no longer require Target_HPPercLabel to be present.

- Changed -

- EQUI_Animations.xml
- EQUI_Templates.xml


*** Previously Updated ***

- Agents of Change - Fixed the minimum level check to enter AoC instances on Vaniki.
- Vaniki: Added a version of the Ireblind Imp for the berserker epic that will spawn in Agent of Change instances of Fear before Omens of War launches.
- Vaniki: Lowered a level check made by Kelkim Menkia for the bard epic.
- Vaniki: Lowered a level check made by Elder Animist Dumul for the beastlord epic.
- Vaniki: Increased the global rare spawn chance on Vaniki by 50%.
- The Level Locked Progression challenges that grant titles now grant 999 quantity.
- Fixed a zone crash related to Divine Intermediation and similar effects.

- The EverQuest Team



Posted by: Angeliana on 6 July 2022 @ 2:12 pm PDT

[Vaniki] Level 55 unlocked!

The level is 55, go go go!



Posted by: Angeliana on 1 July 2022 @ 9:55 am PDT

Scorched Sky Bonuses 2022

Even more reasons to jump into EverQuest and play.

The Scorched Sky Celebration just got hotter! Starting today and ending on July 8, 2022 at 11:00 p.m. PDT, all characters will earn 76% bonuses to experience gains, faction, and rare spawns. 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!


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Posted by: Angeliana on 29 June 2022 @ 2:43 pm PDT

[Coirnav] The Broken Mirror is open!

The Crypt of Sul awaits you, if you dare!

Best of luck adventurers!



Posted by: Angeliana on 29 June 2022 @ 1:57 pm PDT

Hail adventurers, well met!

That's fair I guess vague question gets a vague answer.

Maybe tell us more about the journeys of your new EQ Wizard?"


Well, she likes to hit things well above her level and die. She's awesome at running away. But she does so gracefully and with me screaming "omgrunfasterwearegoingtodie" in the background. :D



Posted by: Angeliana on 29 June 2022 @ 1:27 pm PDT

Hail adventurers, well met!

I played it when it was just out of Beta for a few years, then I stopped for a decade-ish and recently came back. Recently being within the last 3 months. So I do play...and am learning as I go.



Posted by: Angeliana on 29 June 2022 @ 11:02 am PDT

Hail adventurers, well met!

Hey. Where can I send pictures of my pet?"


It has been happening in the offtopic Discord channel, but you can always make a new thread in General Discussion titled "Pet pics for Angeliana" and I wouldn't mind. ;)



Posted by: Angeliana on 29 June 2022 @ 11:01 am PDT

Hail adventurers, well met!

Welcome to the team!

Are you an eat at the keyboard while playing EQ person? I used to think everyone was, but one raid night enlightened me that some folks actually go afk to eat (terribly inefficient)."


I am an "eat at the keyboard anytime I am not sleeping" person.



Posted by: Angeliana on 29 June 2022 @ 9:42 am PDT

Hail adventurers, well met!

No buzz around the office will be shared. From what I have seen throughout my years in the industry, this game is doing great compared to many, many others.



Posted by: Angeliana on 28 June 2022 @ 1:47 pm PDT

Hail adventurers, well met!

Thank you!!!!



Posted by: Angeliana on 27 June 2022 @ 4:20 pm PDT

Scorched Sky 2022

Thank you for the report. As it turns out, the mission is not available until the Torment of Velious expansion. The news will be amended to reflect this new information. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.



Posted by: Angeliana on 27 June 2022 @ 3:28 pm PDT

Scorched Sky 2022


On Ragefire she says: "Hail. The fires have yet to bless this land. You can check back next year to see if the fires will bless your path then."

There must be another criteria besides level 100 and DoN unlocked."
Which NPC are you talking to please?



Posted by: Angeliana on 27 June 2022 @ 12:23 pm PDT

Scorched Sky 2022

It is time to celebrate the power of fire and flame!

Denizens of Norrath, put on your best gear and check your fear at the door! The new Scorched Sky Celebration has begun and it's time for one and all to celebrate the power of fire and flame where weakness and those faint of heart will surely be tested. Starting in Lavastorm, each of you can speak with a Devotee of Flame to get started and to truly show your own allegiance to Fennin and Solusek Ro.



Three new quests!
(Available on servers that have reached the Torment of Velious Expansion.)

Seek out Carlene Snizzlefriz, near the Temple of Solusek Ro, in the Lavastorm Mountains. The Devotee of Flame has been investigating the changing composition of the lava. She is working to protect the local wildlife from unintended changes. Being a devoted follower of Solusek Ro, she is curious if the changing lava can be used for creating new pyrotechnics.

New Mission!
(For players level 100+.)

Keeper Lyne is letting Carlene handle the investigation. She is concerned about protecting her lava snails. If you are interested in helping her protect these shelled gastropods, head to the caves in the north of the Lavastorm Mountains. She can be found near the entrance to the Broodlands.



New Agents and Quests for Overseer!
The story continues in six new Overseer Quests. Help Char the Brunt and Carlene figure out a mystery plaguing this season of flame.

Scorched Sky Celebration is new for EverQuest and began today. The event ends on July 10, 2022 at 11:00 p.m. PDT. Will you have the temerity to show Fennin and Solusek Ro your true devotion? Will you even make it back home alive?


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Posted by: Accendo on 23 June 2022 @ 3:39 pm PDT

[Ragefire] Rain of Fear

And now activated for use on Ragefire.



Posted by: Accendo on 23 June 2022 @ 3:12 pm PDT

[Ragefire] Rain of Fear

any chance we can get a response to why or when Heroic characters will be available on Ragefire."


Heroic characters should be in the Marketplace now.



Posted by: Angeliana on 22 June 2022 @ 5:26 pm PDT

Hail adventurers, well met!

It was a reference to one of their newest commercials. If you've seen it, you'll remember it. :) And yes, I also get the anonymous warranty renewal robocalls, despite the fact I don't drive and don't own a car!"


I've seen that one, where you "have a moment" with the gecko. hehehe



Posted by: Angeliana on 22 June 2022 @ 5:13 pm PDT

Hail adventurers, well met!

Do you get those calls too? Sad to see disgruntled WoW players having to turn to that sort of work."


Yes, and I get them every Saturday at 7am. That's my day to sleep in!! So rude!



Posted by: Angeliana on 22 June 2022 @ 5:04 pm PDT

Hail adventurers, well met!

Geico wants to talk to you about sticky buns."
Is it because my car's warranty is up again?



Posted by: EQ Dev on 22 June 2022 @ 2:27 pm PDT

Hotfix Notes: June 22, 2022

*** Progression Servers ***

- Plane of Fear - Added a version of the Ireblind Imp for the Berserker epic that will spawn in The Plane of Fear before Omens of War launches on Level Locked Progression servers.
- South Karana - Lowered a level check made by Kelkim Menkia for the Bard epic on Level Locked Progression servers.
- Shar Vahl - Lowered a level check made by Elder Animist Dumul for the Beastlord epic on Level Locked Progression servers.


- The EverQuest Team



Posted by: Accendo on 22 June 2022 @ 2:14 pm PDT

[Vaniki] Level 50 Unlocked!

Best of luck as you level up!



Posted by: EQ Dev on 22 June 2022 @ 2:09 pm PDT

Test Update 6/22/22 - New Bugs Only

This thread is for new bugs and how to reproduce them only. Please keep all opinions, discussions, posts about balance, and anything else in the other thread.
Discussion Thread



Posted by: EQ Dev on 22 June 2022 @ 2:07 pm PDT

Test Update 6/22/22 - Discussion

Test is being updated today with our current Live build. There are no new patch notes at this time. Everything should match Live.



Posted by: Angeliana on 20 June 2022 @ 2:15 pm PDT

[Ragefire] Welcome to Call of the Forsaken!

Lady Lendiniara wishes you all the best of luck in your adventures!



Posted by: Angeliana on 19 June 2022 @ 10:57 am PDT

Hail adventurers, well met!

Welcome!

I am certain we'll speak again - or rather you'll speak to me. :p

PS: <3 U Accendo!"



o_O Sounds like a plan on the speaking! *notes your forum handle down while eyeballing you suspiciously* o_O



Posted by: Angeliana on 17 June 2022 @ 5:16 pm PDT

Hail adventurers, well met!

Welcome!
Very nice introduction."


Thank you. I wrote it in pink crayon with my tongue hanging out the left side of my mouth. :D



Posted by: EQ Dev on 17 June 2022 @ 4:19 pm PDT

Hotfix Notes: June 17, 2022

*** Progression Servers ***

- Agents of Change - Fixed the minimum level check to enter AoC instances on Vaniki.
- The Level Locked Progression challenges that grant titles now grant 999 quantity.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Fixed a zone crash related to Divine Intermediation and similar effects.*


- The EverQuest Team

* This change will only affect zones that have started after the hotfix, such as new instances.



Posted by: Angeliana on 15 June 2022 @ 4:58 pm PDT

Hail adventurers, well met!

I used to get ill playing Turok on the N64. But that was the only game that did that to me.



Posted by: Accendo on 15 June 2022 @ 12:01 pm PDT

Torment of Velious Now Free and Call of the Forsaken Items Now Available!


Who among you will be brave enough to venture into the icy terrors that await?


Torment of Velious is joining the free-to-play list of expansions! Crystal Caverns, Kael Drakkel, Ry'Gorr Mines, The Eastern Wastes, The Great Divide, and more await capable and comfortably layered adventurers to explore the frozen region and face its icy challenges. Are you ready?


Check out the trailer we premiered back in 2019!


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You can revisit past articles about Torment of Velious by clicking here, here, here, here, and here.


We're also introducing the Call of the Forsaken Standard Item Bundle which will include the following:


  • Journeyman's Pocketed Rucksack
  • Vestments of the Forsaken I
  • Gargoyle Statue
  • Metamorph Totem: Tirun
  • Painting: Naythox Thex
  • Painting: Cristanos Thex
  • Mark of Neriak

This pack can be purchased for 3999 DBC for the standard version and 4999 DBC for the Call of the Forsaken Additional Items Bundle which contains:

  • Ethernere Wurm Saddle
  • Honeycomb Satchel
  • Hive of the Bixie
  • Contract of the Bixie


For Torment of Velious, all you gotta do is log in. For the Call of the Forsaken item bundles, head to the in-game Marketplace to get yours today!


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Posted by: Angeliana on 15 June 2022 @ 11:41 am PDT

Hail adventurers, well met!

Thank you! As soon as there is a more defined role, it will be made known for sure! Until then, I am playing and learning like a good minion. Any advice or information is always welcome however. :)



Posted by: EQ Dev on 15 June 2022 @ 11:11 am PDT

Game Update Notes: June 15, 2022

June 15, 2022
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*** Highlights ***

- Torment of Velious is now free-to-play on Test and Live servers.
- Enjoy new seasonal Overseer quests and agents. See Overseer section below for more information.


*** Items ***

- Familiars available from the Ogre Heritage Crate will now show a casting bar when being used as a pet illusion.
- The Animated Pawn Familiar is now a more reasonable size when used as a pet illusion.
- The Infected Rat Familiar will now have the correct appearance when used as a pet illusion.
- The Tradable: Teleport Item Key Ring Slot (5) will now only convert if the player owns the Teleport Item Key Ring Slot feature.
- Frightening Flatbread and Ashen Apple Juice are now No-Trade.
- Pliant Purity Peridot can now be slotted into primary, secondary, and range items.
- Currency rewards offered by the Bag of Currency can now be claimed on all server types if the appropriate expansion is available.


*** Quests & Events ***

- Tome of New Beginnings (Tacvi Raid) - The remains of Prathun, Rashere, Vahlara, and Valtron will now appear in consistent locations.


*** Spells ***

- Corrected an issue where charmed pets were limited to 10 buffs.
- Berserker, Monk, Rogue, Warrior - Fixed a bug that caused Composite/Dichotomic/Dissident combat abilities to trigger twice upon activation.
- Divine Intermediation and similar spells now report the name of the spell instead of 'Unknown Spell' when triggered.


*** Overseer ***

- New Agents and Quests for Scorched Skies
- - Several new agents specific to the Scorched Skies event are coming to Overseer in July.
- - A new line of event quests are also coming in July, featuring new job and trait combinations exclusive to the new event agents. These can be earned as rewards for completing the quests.
- New Overseer Event Agent Packs will be available during seasonal events.
- - The Scorched Skies Pack, available on the marketplace in July.
- - The Nights of the Dead Pack, available on the marketplace in October.
- - The Frostfell Pack, available on the marketplace in December.
- - These packs each grant 12 agents belonging to their respective events.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Added missing unlock events for the Vaniki server.
- The Berserker epic NPCs will allow players level 36 and up to participate on Level Locked Progression servers.

*** Miscellaneous ***

- Torment of Velious is now free-to-play on Test and Live servers.
- Removed the minimum level requirement to use /autoskill.
- Bug reports (/bug) will now prompt you for information, copy the relevant information to your clipboard, and open up the Bug Reports section of the forums to create a new post.
- Fixed an issue that would prevent a player's Dragon's Hoard from being included in server transfers.


*** UI ***

- Added 'Leave All' buttons to the Advanced Loot window for both Personal and Shared Loot.
- Updated the Inventory window to show 7-digit HP, mana, and endurance values.
- Updated the Combat Skills Selection Window to save and persist adjusted column sizes and layout settings.


- Changed -

EQUI_AdvancedLootWnd.xml
EQUI_BugReportWnd.xml
EQUI_CombatSkillsSelectWindow.xml
EQUI_Inventory.xml


*** Previously Updated ***

- Corrected an issue where beneficial dispel and certain detrimental dispel effects (such as Splash of Repentance) did not remove any buffs/debuffs.
- Apprentice mercenaries may now be purchased and used by all free-to-play accounts.
- The agent of change in Feerrott, South Ro, and Paineel will send you to the 'original version' progression instances until Omens of War unlocks.
- Corrected an issue where the Level Locked Progression ruleset did not apply a 10 level offset when entering Plane of Fear, Plane of Growth, Temple of Veeshan, and Plane of Mischief.
- Corrected an issue where the bonus loot modifier did not apply to NPC equipment. This affects NPCs such as Lord Bergurgle, Lord Gimblox, and Lord Yelinak.
- Corrected an issue on Level Locked Progression servers where certain stun spells would only work on NPCs up to level 10.


- The EverQuest Team



Posted by: Angeliana on 15 June 2022 @ 9:09 am PDT

Hail adventurers, well met!



Posted by: Angeliana on 15 June 2022 @ 9:07 am PDT

Hail adventurers, well met!

Ooooh. Favorite chicken recipes?! Go!

"


Arroz con Pollo, Chicken Marsala, Chicken Fettucine, Chicken Noodle Soup and Roasted Whole Chicken. You? (I have actual recipes if you want them :P )



Posted by: Angeliana on 15 June 2022 @ 9:05 am PDT

Hail adventurers, well met!

Welcome Angeliana! What Disney character do you relate to the most?

(Please say Cruella DeVille!)"


I really tried hard to be Belle from Beauty and the Beast, but wound up growing into Ursula.

Also, thank you all for the welcomes and warning! <3



Posted by: Angeliana on 14 June 2022 @ 3:50 pm PDT

Hail adventurers, well met!

I loveeeeee talking about food. I love eating it too, but I have way more fun cooking and talking about it.



Posted by: Angeliana on 14 June 2022 @ 3:48 pm PDT

Hail adventurers, well met!

I do play EQ (first played the year it came out for a few years, then took a decade off while I worked my tush off for another company). I came back to playing a month or so ago and realize I am lost once again. I am a wizard (I know, I know...but I'm always a wizard on my CM chars). :P



Posted by: Angeliana on 14 June 2022 @ 3:36 pm PDT

Hail adventurers, well met!

Disney ? do you watch the news ?"


No, I do not like to be mad or sad.



Posted by: Angeliana on 14 June 2022 @ 3:22 pm PDT

Hail adventurers, well met!

At this particular point in time, I am in training.



Posted by: Angeliana on 14 June 2022 @ 12:24 pm PDT

Hail adventurers, well met!



Posted by: Angeliana on 14 June 2022 @ 12:16 pm PDT

Hail adventurers, well met!

Thank you all!



Posted by: Angeliana on 14 June 2022 @ 12:05 pm PDT

Hail adventurers, well met!