March 23, 2020 - More In Game Bonuses - EQ Patch 3/18 - Upcoming Overseer Changes - Happy 21 years of EverQuest! - A Note from Jennifer Chan - A Message from Holly "Windstalker" Longdale - EQResource Software! - GamParse 1.6.1.x Update Thread - EQResource Discord Server - EQ Resource in-game channel




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Developer Tracker


Posted by: dreamweaver on 2 April 2020 @ 1:39 pm CDT

Discord AMA Question Thread


Which discord channel you using for this ?"



One that is currently still hidden.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 2 April 2020 @ 12:57 pm CDT

Discord AMA Question Thread


Woohoo, thanks for the update Dreamweaver! (and, reminder added to my calendar.)

I'm guessing we'll also get the information regarding the new TLPs as well? :D"



I'd say we aren't quite ready but it's always possible.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 1 April 2020 @ 4:26 pm CDT

Discord AMA Question Thread

I am going to update the OP as well but wanted everyone to be aware that the answers to lots of these questions has a date and time!

Next Wednesday April 8, 2020, 230 PM PDT!



Posted by: dreamweaver on 1 April 2020 @ 3:45 pm CDT

Super Soft Bristlebane Day!


Also, is this thread title a Letterkenny reference? Don't appropriate my Culture sir!"


Whaaaaaat noooooooo.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 1 April 2020 @ 3:45 pm CDT

Super Soft Bristlebane Day!


I hate cats."



Rough.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 1 April 2020 @ 2:21 pm CDT

Super Soft Bristlebane Day!


Pretty sure Scornfire is going to be catatonic when he sees this."



Hehe CATatonic.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 1 April 2020 @ 1:16 pm CDT

Super Soft Bristlebane Day!

For those of you having issues seeing the cats in the character select.

Be sure to run launchpad or update your client and you should be good.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 1 April 2020 @ 11:47 am CDT

Super Soft Bristlebane Day!


Character select has not yet been purrfected! =^.^="


I'll take a look thanks for letting me know!



Posted by: dreamweaver on 1 April 2020 @ 11:21 am CDT

Super Soft Bristlebane Day!

We're super soft today buds! In addition to our annual Bristlebane Day celebrations you'll find this purrfect background during character select.



and for a little treat, here are some photos of my cats! Feel free to post yours (or non cat creatures, like party ponies) throughout the day today, and keep an eye out for some of the dev team sharing their cats!








Posted by: dreamweaver on 27 March 2020 @ 9:47 pm CDT

Update Regarding Bonus Raid Lockout Timers

We have been receiving reports that there is a bug with reduced lockout timer logic. If you find your character has shorter lockout timers than the rest of your guild or raid group please don't abuse this as we'd rather keep the bonus on for everyone, since fixing this would necessitate turning it off until a solve is in place.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 27 March 2020 @ 9:43 am CDT

Update Regarding T3 Raid Unlock


9AM PDT or PST ? (UTC-7 or UTC-8)

I assume PDT / UTC-7 as that is the Timezone you are currently in, but just want to be crystal clear."



PDT



Posted by: EQ Dev on 26 March 2020 @ 12:16 pm CDT

Test Update 03/26/2020 - New Bugs Only

Test is being updated at 2:00 PM pacific time with our current Live build. There are no new patch notes at this time. Everything should match Live.



Posted by: EQ Dev on 26 March 2020 @ 12:15 pm CDT

Test Update 03/26/2020 - Discussion

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



Posted by: dreamweaver on 25 March 2020 @ 5:16 pm CDT

Update Regarding T3 Raid Unlock


2020?"



Yes.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 25 March 2020 @ 12:55 pm CDT

Update Regarding T3 Raid Unlock


I only ask because it's been 8 days since it was supposed to unlock and we were told it was pushed out a month to give people time to plan, but we still don't know, which makes it difficult to plan."



Definitely understandable.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 25 March 2020 @ 11:54 am CDT

Update Regarding T3 Raid Unlock


We would love an official developer statement about a date and time release of the T3 raids please."



I believe they are making sure it is confirmed 100%. I will definitely update the thread and the main post once they have it.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 23 March 2020 @ 8:17 pm CDT

Discord AMA Question Thread

Alright here it is!

Let's set some ground rules.

    =1">
  • Try not to spam this thread, if you have multiple questions try to include them in your main post.

  • Please ask questions in good faith (there is a better likelihood they get answered!).

  • Please be respectful with your questions.

  • If you have a question for a specific dev please indicate that in your post.

  • Keep your question related to EverQuest.


Please keep in mind not every question is going to get answered and I will be updating this post with the date of the AMA so stay tuned!
Finally if you haven't joined our discord yet take a moment to now!
Click here!
[UPDATE]

AMA Date and time set. Wednesday April 8, 2020 @ 230 PM PDT



Posted by: dreamweaver on 23 March 2020 @ 7:59 pm CDT

Update from the Team

The OP has been updated. Check it out.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 23 March 2020 @ 7:14 pm CDT

I'm Your New Community Manager!


Welcome, I noticed on your list you didn't mention Aion. Ah well welcome to Eq the best of them all."



I never really got enough time in Aion for me to count it, I maybe played a week all told. I keep wanting to try and experience it again but it feels too late.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 23 March 2020 @ 5:36 pm CDT

Update from the Team


I hope you left the interns there to feed the server hamsters."



We can feed them remotely.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 20 March 2020 @ 12:35 pm CDT

Update from the Team



Posted by: EQ Dev on 18 March 2020 @ 10:54 pm CDT

Hotfix Notes: March 19, 2020

*** Overseer ***

- Restricted Agent selection for Overseer Conversion Quests to be exactly the rarity specified. You will need to re-patch your game client.
- Iconic Overseer Recruitment Quests now give correct rewards for critical success.
- Uncommon Overseer Recovery Quests now correctly recover incapacitated Agents.

- The EverQuest Team



Posted by: EQ Dev on 18 March 2020 @ 10:12 am CDT

Game Update Notes: March 18, 2020

March 18, 2020
_____________________

*** Items ***

- A mysterious presence will only sell McKenzie's Brew's when Veil of Alaris is unlocked.
- You may now only gain one Collection Dispener items from the Overseer system. Also, there are some rewards that only offer a chance at gaining a collection item. The chance is in the name. The rewards that only give a chance offer an amount of Overseer Tetradrachm to make up for the fact that it's only a chance to gain a collection item.
- Overseer Tetradrachms are no longer trade-able. They are still heirloom.
- Overseer rewards of Tradeskill items and Collectibles unlock one expansion behind. I.E. The Burning Lands collectibles are available when Torment of Velious unlocks, the Torment of Velious crafting supplies are unavailable until the next expansion unlocks.
- Increased the price on most items sold for Overseer Tetradrachm.
- You must be a gold member to choose the collection dispensers, ornament dispensers, or tradeskill items from the overseer rewards. Overseer rewards and other rewards are available to all membership levels.
- Added all races and classes to the Common Agent Catalyst.


*** Quests And Events ***

- Updated the calendar event text and alert text to more correctly describe this year's anniversary events.
- Tower of Frozen Shadow raid events - Made the following changes:
- - Heart of Frozen Shadow - Fixed a bug that caused the 'It's a No Slow from Me, Dog' achievement to always be granted. For real this time.
- - Heart of Frozen Shadow - Fixed a bug that caused many spells to fail to land on drolvarg NPCs and displayed a message that you had failed an achievement when spells did land on them.
- - Tserrina Syl`Tor - Fixed a bug that prevented one of Tserrina's mechanics from working in her final phase. For real this time.
- - Tserrina Syl`Tor - Moved the key from Tserrina to the reward chest.
- Fixed issues with Discuit's dialogues that allowed players to skip parts of his quest.
- Due to an error in the expected and announced launch day of Torment of Velious tier 3 raids, we have decided to open them in mid-April to allow everyone to be ready.


*** Miscellaneous ***
- Corrected an issue preventing some players from receiving the tutorial Overseer Agent if they had received any Agents prior to opening the Overseer window for the first time.
- Modified the success and fail chances of Overseer quests to succeed more often.
- Fixed a timing issue that could cause dates measured across Daylight Savings Time changes to be off by one.


*** UI ***
- Modified the default width of the Overseer window so that you can select agents on smaller screens.


- Changed -
EQUI_OverseerWnd.xml


- The EverQuest Team



Posted by: EQ Dev on 17 March 2020 @ 8:00 pm CDT

Server Downtime: Wednesday, March 18th @ 8AM

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 8:00 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 4 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: dreamweaver on 17 March 2020 @ 3:19 pm CDT

Update Regarding T3 Raid Unlock


Server Going to be up on time?"



As noted the timeframe is an estimate. But I'll be updating server unlock times tomorrow because I know the race matters to you all.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 17 March 2020 @ 3:16 pm CDT

Update Regarding T3 Raid Unlock

Due to an issue with how the unlock system handles daylight savings time, raid unlocks were shifted by an internal system after the initial announcement of time frames. Unfortunately there is no way to push the raids to open sooner.

The dev team has verified that the raids will open tomorrow at 9 AM PDT however, we will be having an emergency patch in order to take care of some pressing issues so raids will be up on server unlock.

The current estimated time for the patch is 8 AM to 12 PM PDT.

We understand that many of you have taken time off to raid and would like to apologize for the inconvenience and frustration this delay has caused.



Posted by: EQ Dev on 17 March 2020 @ 2:51 pm CDT

Test Update 03/17/2020 - 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 17 March 2020 @ 2:51 pm CDT

Test Update 03/17/2020 - Patch Notes and Discussions

March 17, 2020
_____________________

*** Items ***

- A mysterious presence will only sell McKenzie's Brew's when Veil of Alaris is unlocked.
- You may now only gain one Collection Dispener items from the Overseer system. Also, there are some rewards that only offer a chance at gaining a collection item. The chance is in the name. The rewards that only give a chance offer an amount of Overseer Tetradrachm to make up for the fact that it's only a chance to gain a collection item.
- Overseer Tetradrachms are no longer trade-able. They are still heirloom.
- Overseer rewards of Tradeskill items and Collectibles unlock one expansion behind. I.E. The Burning Lands collectibles are available when Torment of Velious unlocks, the Torment of Velious crafting supplies are unavailable until the next expansion unlocks.
- Increased the price on most items sold for Overseer Tetradrachm.
- You must be a gold member to choose the collection dispensers, ornament dispensers, or tradeskill items from the overseer rewards. Overseer rewards and other rewards are available to all membership levels.
- Added all races and classes to the Common Agent Catalyst.


*** Quests And Events ***

- Updated the calendar event text and alert text to more correctly describe this year's anniversary events.
- Tower of Frozen Shadow raid events - Made the following changes:
- - Heart of Frozen Shadow - Fixed a bug that caused the 'It's a No Slow from Me, Dog' achievement to always be granted. For real this time.
- - Heart of Frozen Shadow - Fixed a bug that caused many spells to fail to land on drolvarg NPCs and displayed a message that you had failed an achievement when spells did land on them.
- - Tserrina Syl`Tor - Fixed a bug that prevented one of Tserrina's mechanics from working in her final phase. For real this time.
- - Tserrina Syl`Tor - Moved the key from Tserrina to the reward chest.
- Fixed issues with Discuit's dialogues that allowed players to skip parts of his quest.


*** Miscellaneous ***
- Corrected an issue preventing some players from receiving the tutorial Overseer Agent if they had received any Agents prior to opening the Overseer window for the first time.
- Modified the success and fail chances of Overseer quests to succeed more often.
- Fixed a timing issue that could cause dates measured across Daylight Savings Time changes to be off by one.


*** UI ***
- Modified the default width of the Overseer window so that you can select agents on smaller screens.


- Changed -
EQUI_OverseerWnd.xml


- The EverQuest Team



Posted by: dreamweaver on 16 March 2020 @ 7:39 pm CDT

Upcoming Overseer Changes



Posted by: dreamweaver on 16 March 2020 @ 2:26 pm CDT

It's our name day celebration! Happy 21 years of EverQuest!





Hope new concept mean FV-loot?



Please consider open them early, much early! Few month it's way too much of wait for all people who don't want play on current servers and want fresh start! Many players like me, working from home atm, also want to play and spend money in EQ and not in other games."



The late spring/early summer time frame is still in effect.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 16 March 2020 @ 1:14 pm CDT

It's our name day celebration! Happy 21 years of EverQuest!


Are these the only servers being merged or will more follow?"



At this time these are the only planned merges, if there are more I will let you all know.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 16 March 2020 @ 12:20 pm CDT

It's our name day celebration! Happy 21 years of EverQuest!



Posted by: EQ Dev on 12 March 2020 @ 6:53 pm CDT

Hotfix Notes: March 12, 2020

*** Items ***

- Potions that change the user into a male Elddar will no longer turn the character into a Doug.


*** Quests & Events ***

- Travit Conwil gives reduced experience and will no longer drop global loot.


*** Overseer ***

- Fixed an issue with Overseer Conversion Quests accepting lower tier Agents than expected.


- The EverQuest Team



Posted by: EQ Dev on 11 March 2020 @ 5:34 pm CDT

Server Downtime: Wednesday, March 11th @ 6AM

Antonius Bayle has been unlocked :)



Posted by: EQ Dev on 11 March 2020 @ 4:35 pm CDT

Server Downtime: Wednesday, March 11th @ 6AM

Our current ETA for unlocking AB is about an hour.



Posted by: EQ Dev on 11 March 2020 @ 2:28 pm CDT

Server Downtime: Wednesday, March 11th @ 6AM

The maintenance for Antonious Bayle is taking longer than expected. All other servers are being unlocked soon. As soon as we have an ETA on unlocking Antonius Bayle, we'll update you.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 11 March 2020 @ 2:25 pm CDT

Community Letter: A Note from Jennifer Chan


Congratz Jen! Now what is going on with the servers, why are they not up yet?"



Servers should be coming up soon, there will be an update on status in a moment.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 11 March 2020 @ 2:00 pm CDT

Community Letter: A Note from Jennifer Chan


Maybe you can/will answer the question about where is AB now placed, still Europe or now a USA server ?
Question was asked, but not responded upon."



Actually, I've answered that in multiple places.

It didn't move very far at all from it's previous location. It's still in Europe.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 11 March 2020 @ 1:12 pm CDT

Community Letter: A Note from Jennifer Chan


How does a play submit a quest?"



It was something from Fan Faires a while ago.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 11 March 2020 @ 12:48 pm CDT

Community Letter: A Note from Jennifer Chan



Posted by: dreamweaver on 11 March 2020 @ 12:39 pm CDT

I'm Your New Community Manager!


ao i have a question in stead of u doing the game solo thing why not go to tlp and live severs join the guilds get to know the players and build up a base with them instead of on here I didn't know if u where doing that all ready or not just a suggestion that might help out the players and the devs to get on the same page"



I do play the game. But thank you for the suggestion. ;)



Posted by: EQ Dev on 10 March 2020 @ 2:01 pm CDT

Game Update Notes: March 11, 2020

March 11, 2020
_____________________

*** Highlights ***

- Become the Overseer! Gain the loyalty of iconic Agents and protect Norrath from the ever-present ripples of Discord. See below for more information.
- All Access members who log in to EverQuest during our 21st Anniversary Celebration (between March 16th and May 10th) will receive a claimable Heroic Character! This character can only be redeemed once per account.
- In celebration of EverQuest's 21st anniversary we have made Veteran Reward abilities available to all players! See below for more details.


*** Items ***

- You can no longer combine items using tradeskills when any ingredient contains one or more augments.
- - Note: Worn visible armor items may have hidden power source augments in them. Unequip your power source before you retrieve the worn item in order to remove the hidden augments.
- Evolving items with the Claim Reward button cannot be claimed until all augments are removed from the item in addition to any other requirements that are present.
- Added AC to the guild tribute Aura of Preservation 14.
- The Claim the Item spells attached to various Iksar, Half Elf, and Dark Elf Heritage Crate items no longer have a spell description that suggests that you will receive a familiar.
- Corrected an issue that prevented high damage 2-handed weapons from dealing their intended damage.


*** Tradeskills ***

- The Faded Velium War Hammer recipe will now give the correct product.
- Crystallized Precious Velium Ore now has a chance to drop in the chest in the missions Seeking the Sorcerer and Icebound Avatar.
- - Six months after the release of Torment of Velious there will be an additional chance to gain Crystallized Precious Velium Ore from those two missions, as well as the Griklor the Restless and Restless Assault missions.


*** Quests And Events ***

- Tower of Frozen Shadow raid events - Made the following changes:
- - Increased the health and melee damage of all raid NPCs.
- - Heart of Frozen Shadow - Fixed a bug that caused the 'It's a No Slow from Me, Dog' achievement to always be granted.
- - Till Death Do Us Part - Added a speculative fix to address reports that sometimes characters successfully spoke to the usher and were assigned a side yet they still received a dancer.
- - Tserrina Syl`Tor - Fixed a bug that prevented one of Tserrina's mechanics from working in her final phase.
- - Tserrina Syl`Tor - Reduced lag in this event.
- - Tserrina Syl`Tor - Tserrina's corpse will no longer move upon success of this raid event. This will hopefully prevent problems with looting the Key of Trauma.
- All Access members who log in to EverQuest during our 21st Anniversary Celebration (between March 16th and May 10th) will receive a claimable Heroic Character! This character can only be redeemed once per account.
- New 21st anniversary quests are available! Speak with the Mechanical Fortune Teller in the Plane of Knowledge and she will guide you.
- New anniversary items are available at the Special Celebratory Goods merchants in the Plane of Knowledge! These new goodies can be purchased with Commemorative Coins.


*** Spells ***

- Beastlord - Corrected the name of Griklor's Feralgia.
- Enchanter - Fixed a bug preventing Omica's Animation from taunting.
- Magician - Fixed a bug preventing Riotous Servant, Remote Riotous Servant, and Pyroxenite Bodyguard from taunting.
- Paladin - Concordant Blessing is now available at level 108 from Fairelwil Amsapi, Median Spellbound Lamps, and Median Spellbound Rings.
- Shadowknight - Fixed a bug preventing Minion of Drendar from taunting.
- Shaman - Fixed a bug preventing Grondo's Faithful from taunting.
- Wizard - Fixed a bug where Daveron's Pyroblade and earlier summoned swords were not immune to area damage effects.


*** AA ***

- Rogue - Adjusted all ranks of Etherium Strikes to remove stacking conflicts with the Blinding Speed line of disciplines.
- In celebration of EverQuest's 21st anniversary we have made Veteran Reward abilities available to all players!
- - The restrictions that limited the number of characters that can activate these abilities have been removed.
- - The requirement that your account must be active for 1 to 15+ years has been removed.
- - On progression servers, these abilities will continue to unlock starting with Dragons of Norrath up through Veil of Alaris.


*** NPCs ***

- Sporali in Hills of Shade will no longer cast Chattering Bones XXII.
- Restless Ice Infection now has a longer duration, instead of re-casting itself every six seconds.


*** Overseer ***

- Become the Overseer! Gain the loyalty of iconic Agents and protect Norrath from the ever-present ripples of Discord. Send your Agents on harrowing Overseer Quests, into moments spanning the entirety of Norrath's history, and restore balance where you can. Along the way, you'll gain fabulous rewards and grow in power. You may even draw the attention of Norrath's most famous heroes, and perhaps a few particularly nefarious villains. Do you have what it takes to gain the allegiance of Norrath's elite?
- Access the Overseer interface via the EQ Menu > Quests > Overseer option, or by entering the command /overseer.
- A mysterious presence in the Plane of Knowledge is interested in the coin gained through Overseer Quests.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Fixed the requirements on the door from Drachnid Hive to Dreadspire. Once Secrets of Faydwer has been unlocked for a month, level 70+ characters can access the zone without needing a key.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Added the /shownpcnames command which toggles npc names on and off like the Option Window checkbox.
- In the guild bank, if you try to set an item to be withdrawable by Single Member and that character doesn't exist, the item will now be set to Public If Usable.
- - If the character gets deleted or transferred to another server, the permissions for that item will also get set to Public If Usable.
- Increased the experience bonus for having other players (not mercenaries) in your group.
- Increased the amount of AA experience you get in groups of 4 or more and raids of 13 or more.
- Fixed the spelling of the bartender's name on the map in Timorous Deep.
- Fast Camping can now be done within guild halls.
- The surname command now allows the use of a second capital letter and a single accent character.
- Fixed a crash that could occur when trying to shroud while on a mount.
- Made the following changes to dynamic zone event replay timers:
- - When zoning into a dynamic zone you will now be given an event replay timer for each event that has been completed since the zone was launched.
- - You will not be given replay timers for any event that was already completed when the zone was launched.
- - If you already have an existing replay timer for an event completed since instance launch, your timer will not be modified.
- - You will receive a warning containing the list of replay timers you will incur upon zoning into the DZ when you are invited to join the DZ.
- - You will not be able to loot items off of raid bosses or chests associated with the completion of an event if your replay timer was not received from this instance of the DZ.
- Changed the way Resurrection Sickness works. It no longer reduces stats. It will now increase the cast time of detrimental spells by 10% and decrease your attack speed by 10%. Both of these values will stack with other spells rather than preventing haste or spell haste effects.
- Changed the way the PvP version of Resurrection Sickness works. The cast time increase and attack speed decrease have the same values, but these effects will stack with other spells rather than preventing haste or spell haste effects.
- Changed the way Revival Sickness works. It no longer caps mana and endurance at 4000. Instead it caps at 25% and slowly decreases the cap by 1% every 5 levels starting at 50. For example, the cap at level 85 is 18% and the cap at level 115 is 12%.
- Improved how the guild message of the day is stored.
- Improved how fellowship member names are stored.
- Accessing Dreadspire, Meldrath's Mansion, and Crystallos should no longer refuse entry the first time until you wait or relog.
- Plane of Knowledge is now listed as a destination of type Priest of Discord from Dranik's Scar in the Zone Connection Guide. This will not always be the destination that the Priest of Discord will send you to, but it should be more correct than the guide not showing a way back to Norrath.


*** UI ***

- Corrected an issue that prevented weapon ornaments that can be placed in all slashing, blunt, or piercing weapons from displaying their slot restriction information in the item inspect window.
- If you zone with the Rewards window open, the rewards now display properly, and no longer require you to close and open the window to see the rewards you have pending.
- Fixed the neighborhood window to always display the name of the guild in the guild plot section.
- The Quest Journal quest selections will now persist through opening and closing the window and zoning.
- Rewards that have a stackable item as one of the reward choices will have a number indicating how many of that item you will receive if the amount is greater than 1.
- Fixed an issue with the Rewards Window where selected rewards could become deselected.
- You can no longer modify the compensation for items or toggle items on and off while barter buyer mode is on. In order to make modifications you will need to exit barter buyer mode.


- Changed -
EQUI_OverseerWnd.xml


- The EverQuest Team



Posted by: EQ Dev on 10 March 2020 @ 10:46 am CDT

Server Downtime: Wednesday, March 11th @ 6AM

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 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: EQ Dev on 9 March 2020 @ 2:55 pm CDT

Test Update 03/09/2020 - 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 9 March 2020 @ 2:54 pm CDT

Test Update 03/09/2020 - Patch Notes and Discussions

March 09, 2020
_____________________

*** Miscellaneous ***

- Fixed an issue where leveling up to or over 85 wouldn't properly unlock Overseer.
- Fixed several back-end things in the Overseer system.


*** UI ***

- Fixed an issue with the Rewards Window where selected rewards could become unselected.
- Fixed traits being cut off in the Agent tab of the Overseer window.


- Changed -
EQUI_OverseerWnd.xml


- The EverQuest Team



Posted by: dreamweaver on 6 March 2020 @ 6:53 pm CST

Antonius Bayle Downtime and Maintenance - March 10, 2020


Antonius Bayle will be taken offline at 8 PM PT on March 10, 2020 (3 AM GMT) for extended hardware maintenance. Downtime is expected to last about 18 hours and will include the monthly patch.


The reason for this (long) maintenance is in support of relocating our Amsterdam data center to a new, more powerful and more efficient facility. We apologize for the inconvenience, but definitely believe it to be worth it.



Posted by: Windstalker on 6 March 2020 @ 5:00 pm CST



Posted by: klanderso on 6 March 2020 @ 11:33 am CST

Emergency Server Downtime - All Live Servers - March 6, 2020

[Alert] All servers have been taken offline briefly for emergency maintenance. We apologize for the delay.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 5 March 2020 @ 6:46 pm CST

Emergency Server Downtime - AB - March 5, 2020

[ALERT] We need to perform emergency maintenance on Antonius Bayle. We will be shutting the server down at 9 PM PST and are looking at around an hour of downtime. If that changes we will keep you updated.



Posted by: EQ Dev on 3 March 2020 @ 12:29 pm CST

Test Update 03/03/2020 - 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 3 March 2020 @ 12:28 pm CST

Test Update 03/03/2020 - Patch Notes and Discussions

March 03, 2020
_____________________


*** Highlights ***

- TEST SERVER ONLY - Veteran Rewards will be temporarily disabled.
- Become the Overseer! Gain the loyalty of iconic Agents and protect Norrath from the ever-present ripples of Discord. Send your Agents on harrowing Overseer Quests, into moments spanning the entirety of Norrath's history, and restore balance where you can. Along the way you'll gain fabulous rewards and grow in power. You may even draw the attention of Norrath's most famous heroes, and perhaps a few particularly nefarious villains. Do you have what it takes to gain the allegiance of Norrath's elite?
- Access the Overseer interface via the [EQ Menu"> >> [Quests] >> [Overseer] menu option, or by entering the command /overseer.
-- A mysterious presence if the Plane of Knowledge is interested in the currency gained through Overseer Quests.
-- Agents of Uncommon rarity or better can now be Retired via the Agents tab. Retired Agents are permanently removed from the Agents list but leave behind an Echo that can be used to grant a choice between Overseer Category XP or Agents of lower rarity.
-- Additional Agents can now be earned when an Overseer Quest finishes in Critical Success.
- All players who log in to EverQuest during our 21st Anniversary Celebration will receive a claimable Heroic Character! This character can only be redeemed once per account.

*** Quests And Events ***

- All players who log in to EverQuest during our 21st Anniversary Celebration will receive a claimable Heroic Character! This character can only be redeemed once per account.
- New 21st anniversary quests are available! Speak with the Mechanical Fortune Teller in the Plane of Knowledge and she will guide you.
- New anniversary items are available at the Special Celebratory Goods merchants in the Plane of Knowledge! These new goodies can be purchased with Commemorative Coins.


*** Spells ***

- Beastlord - Corrected the name of Griklor's Feralgia.
- Enchanter - Fixed a bug preventing Omica's Animation from taunting.
- Magician - Fixed a bug preventing Riotous Servant, Remote Riotous Servant, Pyroxenite Bodyguard from taunting.
- Shadowknight - Fixed a bug preventing Minion of Drendar from taunting.
- Shaman - Fixed a bug preventing Grondo's Faithful from taunting.


*** AA ***

- Rogue - Adjusted all ranks of Etherium Strikes to remove stacking conflicts with the Blinding Speed line of disciplines.
- In celebration of EverQuest's 21st anniversary we have made Veteran Reward abilities available to all players!
- - - The restrictions that limited the number of characters that can activate these abilities has been removed.
- - - The requirement that your account must be active for 1 to 15+ years has been removed.
- - - On progression servers, these abilities will continue to unlock starting with Dragons of Norrath up through Veil of Alaris.


*** NPCs ***

- Sporali in Hills of Shade will no longer cast Chattering Bones XXII.
- Restless Ice Infection now has a longer duration.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Corrected an issue that prevented high damage 2-handed weapons from dealing their intended damage.
- The surname command now allows the use of a second capital letter and a single accent character.
- Fixed a crash that could occur when trying to shroud while on a mount.
- Made the following changes to dynamic zone event replay timers:
- - - When zoning into a DZ you will now be given an event replay timer for each event that has been completed since the zone was launched.
- - - You will not be given replay timers for any event that was already completed when the zone was launched.
- - - If you already have an existing replay timer for an event completed since instance launch your timer will not be modified.
- - - You will receive a warning containing the list of replay timers you will incur upon zoning into the DZ when you are invited to join the DZ.
- - - You will not be able to loot items off of raid bosses or chests associated with the completion of an event if your replay timer was not received from this instance of the DZ.
- Improved how the guild message of the day is stored.
- Improved how fellowship member names are stored.

*** UI ***

- Rewards that have a stackable item as one of the reward choices will see a number indicating how many of that item you will receive if the amount is greater than 1.


- Changed -
EQUI_OverseerWnd.xml


- The EverQuest Team



Posted by: dreamweaver on 2 March 2020 @ 8:16 pm CST

Daybreak Maintenance Notification - March 3, 2020

[ALERT] We are performing brief maintenance tomorrow, Tuesday March 3, at 10 AM PST (6 PM GMT).

Players will be bounced and need to reconnect.

This maintenance should last no longer than 30 minutes.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 27 February 2020 @ 4:32 pm CST

Producer's Letter: Anniversary and Overseer!


last time they gave away free Heroic Characters my silver accounts got them too, but of course they may have changed the rules for this round."



Yeah I am double checking because I remember that being in place last time :)



Posted by: dreamweaver on 27 February 2020 @ 4:29 pm CST

Producer's Letter: Anniversary and Overseer!


Thank you for the update!

A few questions:

1. Will F2P accounts qualify for the free Heroic Character?

2. You mention that Overseer will grant rewards from past content. Could we get a sampling of possible rewards? Will rewards include items such as Tears of Alaris, Lingering Essence of Cazic Thule, and armor ornaments (Arx Mentis)?

*Some of the criticism of Overseer in EQ2 is that it feels too heavy on RNG for key items (recipes).

Edit: It's kind of tough to level the Tears of Alaris with new max level (need to acquire tablets). Hope this could be looked at."



1. I don't believe so but I will double check to be 100% sure.

2. There are some previews on Test, but if you aren't on there you're going to have to wait until live.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 27 February 2020 @ 4:28 pm CST

Producer's Letter: Anniversary and Overseer!


Heroic Characters don't unlock till CoTF, not SoD."



Yup, but both things have to be completed on the server for Overseer to be accessible from what was explained to me.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 27 February 2020 @ 4:12 pm CST

Producer's Letter: Anniversary and Overseer!


the inference in the last paragraph is TLP severs will be merged? but not live ones?

and will the overwatch system be on TLP servers that are past level 85 and have Heroic characters unlocked?"



I don't think that's the inference, but once I have more information about the server merges I will be letting everyone know.

and yes if the TLP has unlocked SoD and the character is 85/Heroic characters unlocked.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 27 February 2020 @ 4:02 pm CST

Producer's Letter: Anniversary and Overseer!


So, I'm assuming this is the same type of Overseer feature that's also in EQ2? If so, wuwu! :p"



It's going to be similar but definitely uniquely EQ!



Posted by: dreamweaver on 27 February 2020 @ 3:49 pm CST

Producer's Letter: Anniversary and Overseer!



Posted by: EQ Dev on 26 February 2020 @ 10:08 pm CST

Test Update 02/26/2020 - Patch Notes and Discussions

Also as a note, we've temporarily disabled retiring agents and purchasing through the Overseer system.



Posted by: EQ Dev on 26 February 2020 @ 9:49 pm CST

Test Update 02/26/2020 - Patch Notes and Discussions

As a note, Overseer is going to Test a week early so we can start getting eyes on the system as early as possible.

Please report all bugs and notes in the Bugs Thread so that we can address them as soon as possible.
Also as a note, we'll be wiping all Overseer data off of Test in roughly two weeks, when we're doing the Live Patch or Test True Up.



Posted by: EQ Dev on 26 February 2020 @ 12:38 pm CST

Test Update 02/26/2020 - 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 26 February 2020 @ 12:37 pm CST

Test Update 02/26/2020 - Patch Notes and Discussions

February 26, 2020
_____________________


*** Highlights ***

- TEST SERVER ONLY - Veteran Rewards will be temporarily disabled.
- Become the Overseer! Gain the loyalty of iconic Agents and protect Norrath from the ever-present ripples of Discord. Send your Agents on harrowing Overseer Quests, into moments spanning the entirety of Norrath's history, and restore balance where you can. Along the way you'll gain fabulous rewards and grow in power. You may even draw the attention of Norrath's most famous heroes, and perhaps a few particularly nefarious villains. Do you have what it takes to gain the allegiance of Norrath's elite?
- Access the Overseer interface via the [EQ Menu"> >> [Quests] >> [Overseer] menu option, or by entering the command /overseer.


*** Items ***

- You can no longer combine items using tradeskills when any ingredients contains one or more augments.
- - Evolving items with the 'Claim Reward' button and are otherwise eligible to be claimed, cannot be claimed until all augments are removed from the item first.


*** Tradeskills ***

- The Faded Velium War Hammer recipe will now give the right product.
- Crystallized Precious Velium Ore now has a chance to drop in the chest in the missions Seeking the Sorcerer and Icebound Avatar. Six months after Torment of Velious was released there will be an additional chance to gain Crystallized Precious Velium Ore from those two missions, and the Griklor the Restless and Restless Assault missions.


*** Quests And Events ***

- Tserrina Syl`Tor - Tserrina's corpse will no longer move upon success of this raid event. This will hopefully prevent problems with looting the Key of Trauma.


*** Spells ***

- Paladin - Concordant Blessing is now available at level 108 from Fairelwil Amsapi, Median Spellbound Lamps, and Median Spellbound Rings.
- Wizard - Fixed a bug where Daveron's Pyroblade and earlier summoned swords were not immune to area damage effects.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Added the /shownpcnames command which toggles npc names on and off like the Option Window option.
- In the guild bank, if you try to set an item to be withdrawable by Single Member and that character name doesn't exist, the item will now be set to Public If Usable.
- - If the character gets deleted or transferred to another server, the permissions for that item will also get set to Public If Usable.
- Increased the experience bonus for having other players (not mercenaries) in your group.
- - Increased the amount of AA experience you get in groups of 4 or more and raids of 13 or more.
- Fixed the spelling of the bartender's name on the map in Timorous Deep.
- Fast Camping can now be done within Guildhalls.


*** UI ***

- Corrected an issue that prevented weapon ornaments that can be placed in all slashing, blunt, or piercing weapons from displaying their slot restriction information in the item inspect window.
- If you zone with the Rewards window open, the rewards now display properly, and no longer require you to close and open the window to see the rewards you have pending.
- Fixed the neighborhood window to always display the name of the guild in the guild plot section.
- The Quest Journal will now persist quest selections through opening/closing the window and zoning.


- Changed -
EQUI_OverseerWnd.xml


- The EverQuest Team



Posted by: dreamweaver on 21 February 2020 @ 6:02 pm CST

Heritage Crates, Bundles, and Bags Oh my!



Posted by: dreamweaver on 19 February 2020 @ 7:29 pm CST

Short Downtime for EU Players

[ALERT] We are performing a brief EU-only server maintenance early tomorrow morning (Thursday, February 20) at 4 AM GMT.

EU servers should be back up by 5 AM GMT (1 hour downtime).



Posted by: dreamweaver on 18 February 2020 @ 3:18 pm CST

EverQuest Anniversary T-Shirts Now on sale!


You super nerds would wear a EQ shirt in public wouldn't you? lol"


I mean I wear mine, except the ones that don't fit or I wore out.



Posted by: EQ Dev on 18 February 2020 @ 2:46 pm CST

Test Update 02/18/2020 - 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.
https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/test-update-02-18-2020-discussion.263298/">Discussion Thread



Posted by: EQ Dev on 18 February 2020 @ 2:45 pm CST

Test Update 02/18/2020 - 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: dreamweaver on 18 February 2020 @ 2:26 pm CST

EverQuest Anniversary T-Shirts Now on sale!


We'd be more than happy to show you the screenshot, that im sure many of us saved."



It was shared with me, thank you! I've removed the initial post.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 18 February 2020 @ 1:18 pm CST

EverQuest Anniversary T-Shirts Now on sale!


So it is safe to screenshot ourselves using third party hacks?"



I don't see a screenshot in any of those posts, only a broken image link. If there is a screenshot and there was a third party hack being used in it that is against the rules.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 18 February 2020 @ 1:17 pm CST

EverQuest Anniversary T-Shirts Now on sale!


Will a redeemable code card be included in all future orders (and past orders without a card can contact you)? Or we can chalk it up to a miscommunication on the part of fulfillment?

Thank you!"



I am going to have to look into it, I would say for now if you've purchased a shirt on Amazon handle everything through the systems there.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 18 February 2020 @ 12:33 pm CST

EverQuest Anniversary T-Shirts Now on sale!


Ok now this is going around the eq facebook group, could we get a yay or nay from Dreamweaver? I don't mind if it was a random drop in or leftover item but some clarity would be appreciated. P.s. i still love my shirt mount or not ;)"



This is definitely not something I am aware of, if it was something we had done I would have announced it with the original announcement.



Posted by: EQ Dev on 13 February 2020 @ 8:46 pm CST

Game Update Notes: February 14, 2020

February 13, 2020
_____________________


*** Items ***

- Corrected the AC and endurance valus and of Lute of the Wanderer, Horn of the Stormcaller, Flute of the Siren, and Drums of the Warlord.


*** Quests & Events ***

- Tower of Frozen Shadow progression - The large frost-bitten gnoll can again be found on the first floor. The shadow beast necromancer can again be found on the sixth floor.
- Griklor the Restless (Raid and Mission) - Fixed issue that was causing Griklor to suddenly go to full health when on his mount.
- Griklor the Restless (Mission) - Griklor will stop getting on his mount once below 30% health. This should fix the issue that could cause him to get stuck on his mount and more closely matches the raid event.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Fixed an issue with raid groups disbanding randomly.


- The EverQuest Team



Posted by: EQ Dev on 13 February 2020 @ 8:32 pm CST

Server Downtime: Friday, February 14th @ 9:00 AM

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 9:00 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 3 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: dreamweaver on 11 February 2020 @ 7:46 pm CST

I'm Your New Community Manager!


It took a while for me to return to EQ (Coming from League of Legends) and the downtime was and still is ridiculously long... $15/mo for EQ or free for League of Legends (24hr downtime or 1-2 hours downtime) is haunting me =("



Downtimes like this are not the norm, this one is a combination of our regular monthly patch and an extended downtime for a large data migration.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 11 February 2020 @ 7:06 pm CST

I'm Your New Community Manager!


The new "notice" banner color is annoying. It is dark teal blue and whatever is in it does not show up well. Good thing we can dismiss it."



Yeah that was a temporary fix for the red notice not showing. Not sure why it showed up that way though.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 11 February 2020 @ 3:50 pm CST

I'm Your New Community Manager!


Is this a CA campus to TX campus move in the data center?"


It is not, this isn't a physical move as much as it is a data only migration.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 11 February 2020 @ 12:28 pm CST

EverQuest Anniversary T-Shirts Now on sale!


XL is the largest you have? You guys are clueless. This is America, we like to utilize the entire size spectrum. And you can ditch the xs and small they were a waste of money and material. The core sizes are L, XL, 3X and 4X. And as I've met a ton of people that play eq, you want to lean more to the 3x and 4x.

Next time you're going to try this, hire someone that is a retailer.

(And yes I know what I'm talking about, T-shirts are about 1/4 of my business.)"



Since it was a limited run, we have sold out of the other higher sizes.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 11 February 2020 @ 9:00 am CST

Extended Downtime Reminder

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline Today at 10:00 AM PT for an extended update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 24 hours.

The regular patch will also be happening during this time.



Posted by: EQ Dev on 10 February 2020 @ 8:26 pm CST

Game Update Notes: February 11, 2020

February 11, 2020
_____________________


*** Highlights ***

- Modified the Restless Ice spell cast by many creatures in Torment of Velious. Restless Ice is no longer recast when it wears off. Now when Restless Ice wears off it leaves behind Restless Ice Infection, which can be cured with a disease cure.
- Three merchants have appeared in Eastern Wastes, selling augmentations for your spells from Torment of Velious.
- Addressed a world stability issue related to raids.
- Detrimental spells displayed in the target window will now have a yellow border around their icon if you are the caster of that spell.


*** Items ***

- Removed mana, mana regeneration, and clairvoyance from Righteous Assaulter's Earring of Rallos Zek, Blooded Righteous Assaulter's Earring of Rallos, and Endowed Assaulter's Earring of Rallos Zek.
- Improved the proc rate of Forceful Shout on Dreadstone Guardian's Blade and Possessed Dreadstone Guardian's Blade.
- Rallos Zek Devotee's Assault, Rallos Zek Devotee's Stealth, Rallos Zek Devotee's Strategy, and Rallos Zek Devotee's Fortification will only fit in type 19 augmentation slots.
- Rallos Zek Devotee's Strategy now has the intended mana and endurance.
- Updated the descriptions for Rallos Zek Acolyte's Casting Ice, Rallos Zek Acolyte's Protecting Ice, Rallos Zek Acolyte's Warding Ice, Rallos Zek Devotee's Casting Ice, Rallos Zek Devotee's Protecting Ice, and Rallos Zek Devotee's Warding Ice to indicate they work with cold (or all) spells, not fire.
- Increased the base damage of Orc Herbalist Staff, Golden Reinforced Brawl Stick, Blizzent's Rod of Wintry Fever, and Thunder Snow.
- Updated type 18 and 19 augments to fit into any armor slot, most notably earrings.
- Added the appropriate focus to Icebound Mindlock Wristguard.
- The Torment of Velious charms will increase in stats as you complete the elements each one requires. For real this time.
- Fixed an issue where Explorer of Torment of Velious did not count for granting Journeyman's Speed via the Journeyman's Compass.
- Adjusted the skill damage mod on Velium infused gear.
- Added Attack, HP regeneration, and mana regeneration to Torment of Velious Type 7 augments.
- Ry`Gorr Parley Totem, Velium Wood Chisel, and Marrow Hardened Etching Tool are now place-able.
- Velium Spear Ornamentation will display its graphics in two-handed weapons. You will need to remove and re-socket this ornament for it to update.
- Increased the amount of coin on Torment of Velious NPCs.
- Created new instruments for bards and added them to a few rare Torment of Velious NPCs.
- Corrected several items that were marked No Trade on Firiona Vie and Brekt.
- Reworked racial drops in Omens of War so that higher tier drops are always associated with higher level NPCs.
- Updated several Snowbound armor icons to better match what they look like.
- Fixed several typos in the names and descriptions of Torment of Velious items.
- Corrected items and recipe names with incorrect hyphenation and capitalization of Half-Moon.
- Fixed incorrect lore on fourteen Faded Velium Weapon containers.
- Fixed a typo in the lore of Chisel Set.
- Servan't Belt is now Servant's Belt.
- The Mount Key Ring feature is now available to all players starting with Shadows of Luclin. Additional Mount Key Ring Slots are now visible to all players in the Marketplace.
- Elemental Minion V will now summon a swarm pet as intended.
- Updated the name of the proc effect on the spell Potion - Restless Focus to Restless Strike.


*** Tradeskills ***

- The Evergreen Leaf spawn locations in Greater Faydark have been spread out so that they are less predictable. The leaves are now much larger and easier to see against the ground.
- Created a recipe to make Myrmidon's Sloth XIX with Torment of Velious components.
- Changed the poison used in the Faded Velium Injection Dagger recipe to Bite of the Shissar XX.
- Updated the recipe for Faded Velium War Hammer to better represent a hammer instead of a sword. It is also now fletching instead of smithing.
- Increased the drop rate of Velium Laced Nigriventer Venom.
- Corrected the typo in the Torment of Velious fish dressing recipe for Velious Angel Fish.
- Wurms and kodiaks in Torment of Velious will drop Velium Infused Pelts.
- Changed the paper used by recipes Song: Pulse of Salarra Rk. II and Scroll: Word of Renewal Rk. II to Rough Sortilege Sheet.
- Imbued Black Sapphire Silver Necklace is no longer an auto-learned recipe. This will allow it to count towards a skill of 350.
- All Aneuk NPCs in Omens of War now have a chance to drop an Aneuk Eye.


*** Quests & Events ***

- Servant of the Sleeper - Velium Sentries will drop Construct Binding Gel even if the raid has a loot lockout.
- Restless Assault (Mission) - Added wurms, tizmak, and Coldain (of the restless variety) to the zone. These creatures will drop collection items.
- Griklor the Restless (Raid and Mission) - Slightly altered the speed of flight and path of Griklor's mount to require more effort to bring him to ground.
- Griklor the Restless (Raid and Mission) - Griklor will now clear all buffs before he gets on his mount. This is intended to fix the issue where Griklor does not get on his mount when he should, which might be caused by his reaching his buff limit. This should also fix reports that he can die while on that mount, causing the event to break.
- Griklor the Restless (Mission) - Made the following changes changes to this event:
- - The message that occurs when Griklor's mount is killed will now show up in the chat window.
- - Griklor will now stay on the ground after being brought down for at least 10 seconds.
- - Chilling Sleet will stop once Griklor is killed.
- Restless Assault, Icebound Avatar, and Seeking the Sorcerer (Missions) - The corpses of the bosses in these events will no longer disappear upon success of the event.
- The Morale of Despair - You can no longer get credit for killing 'those that have come back' by clicking the mirror to the mirror room.
- Nature Walker's Scimitar (Druid Epic 1.0) / Swiftwind and Earthcaller (Ranger Epic 1.0) - The Dark Elf Corruptor and Dark Elf Reavers will now be loot locked to the character that hands in the Braided Grass Amulet to Teloa.
- Ashengate North raids - Lethar's AEs will no longer hit Veldyn and vice versa.
- Fibblebrap 1-5: Bellfast should now offer the appropriate Fibblebrap tasks.
- Dragons of Norrath raids - Hostile NPCs in these raids will stop spawning once the raid has been successfully completed.
- To be consistent with other mercenary tasks, Restless Orc Syndrome, Glacial Apophysis, and Invisible Complement no longer offer experience.
- Last of the Storm Boars - Enemies will now remain for 20 minutes before leaving. Also, if you speak with Yealdin and ask to try again, he will reset all aspects of the encounter at the bridge.
- Anniversary Fabled - Made the following changes to fabled:
- - Fixed a bug that prevented some fabled NPCs from using the correct stats.
- - Fixed a bug that prevented some fabled NPCs from applying their new spell innates.
- - Fixed a bug that could allow some Planes of Power fabled NPCs to spawn multiples simultaneously.
- - Fixed a bug that caused NPCs that failed to become fabled to heal to full HP every tick while idle as if they were fabled.
- - Fixed a bug that prevented NPCs in some Agent of Change instances from becoming fabled.


*** Spells ***

- Three merchants have appeared in Eastern Wastes, selling augmentations for your spells from Torment of Velious.
- Scribing a new rank of a combat ability will now update the corresponding hotkeys in your hotbars and your Combat Ability Window.
- Fixed a bug that caused some lifetap spells to return less HP than was intended.
- - This primarily impacted the Necromancer and Shadowknight pets' Spectral Lifetap spells.
- Increased the damage of Bite of the Shissar Poison Strike XII which increases the damage of the normal and consigned version of Bite of the Shissar XX poison.
- Druid and Magician - Modified descriptions of the Exterminate the Unnatural spell line to indicate that the spells will also work on constructs.
- Druid and Magician - Annihilate the Divergent will now deal more damage when Annihilate Havoc is triggered.
- Druid and Magician - Eradicate the Unnatural will now deal more damage when Eradicate Destruction is triggered.
- Cleric - Fixed an issue that caused Purified Ground to fail to cast.
- Druid - Fixed an issue that caused Icerend Aura to fail to cast.
- Bard - Increased the base duration of Song of the Dryads, Requiem for the Lost, and Requiem for the Dead to one minute.
- Magician - Increased the base duration of the Searing Skin line of damage shields to one minute.
- Necromancer - Increased the base duration of the Necrotize Ally line now to one minute.
- Wizard - Corrected a bug that caused the Secrets of Faydwer item Irae Faycite Shard: Pure Wildmagic to focus the incorrect spell.


*** AA ***

- The AA Ability Window's Buy All button now works as expected when purchasing abilities that have a cost of 0.
- Removed an additional 'a' in the spell landed message for Gift of Mana (115) to ensure uniformity between all ranks of the spell.


*** NPCs ***

- Modified the Restless Ice spell cast by many creatures in Torment of Velious. Restless Ice is no longer recast when it wears off. Now when Restless Ice wears off it leaves behind Restless Ice Infection, which can be cured with a disease cure.
- Updated body types for NPCs in Torment of Velious zones so that they are more consistent.
- Updated see through invisibility and see through invisibility to undead for NPCs in Torment of Velious zones so that they are correct for their body type(s). This change means that several NPCs that could see through all kinds of invisibility will no longer be able to do so.
- The shipwright in Nedaria who was hopelessly lost under the world for 16 years has found his way back to the docks.
- Fixed an issue in Eastern Wastes where some roaming NPCs could spawn under the world.
- Eldervine the Twisted in Fortress Mechanotus will now cast Mind Numb on his target and not himself.
- The windchill sprites in Great Divide have returned to their winter home.
- Fixed an issue where elite drolvargs were spawning on the first floor of The Tower of Frozen Shadow. Also fixed an issue where the NPCs that drop the key to the second floor were spawning on the sixth floor.
- Made it clearer which NPCs are placeholders for rare NPCs in Eastern Wastes and Great Divide.
- Reduced the damage done by Drake Fireball, the spell cast by the drakes in Skyfire Mountains.
- Yealdin, beloved resident of Kael Drakkel, will no longer attack the undead giants and vice versa.
- Corrected some of Crusader Vraket's grammar and spelling.


*** Mercenaries ***

- The mercenary Auto Assist toggle button will no longer default to on after changing zones.
- Reduced the amount of experience required per Mercenary AA for levels 112 to 116.
- Corrected an issue where caster mercenaries would not equip an earring, resulting in less stats and damage than was intended.
- The caster DPS mercenary will now choose spells more appropriate to its level.


*** Collections ***

- Moved an out of bounds collection spawn point in Velketor's Labyrinth to be reachable.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Reduced the standard expansion unlock time for Lost Dungeons of Norrath from twelve weeks to eight weeks.
- Players can now forage dragon crystals in Skyfire Mountains when Luclin opens.
- All of the spiroc and pegasus (-es-esses) in the Plane of Sky will now spawn in the Agent of Change instance of this zone.
- Corrected the eras for some global tradeskill drops. In most cases, this made them available earlier, but level 75 and 80 drops are available later.

*** Miscellaneous ***

- Increased the Personal tribute cap to 2,500,000.
- Increased the Guild tribute cap to 20,000,000.
- Fixed an area in Velketor's Labyrinth where you could get stuck in a gap between the floor and a wall.
- Many Call of the Forsaken and The Darkened Sea zones now have load balancing enabled.
- Corrected issues with logging into the server select screen after being disconnected for going idle, and leaving the character select screen.
- Fixed an issue that caused raid member notes and raid MotDs to not update.
- Addressed a world stability issue related to raids.
- Fixed a bug that caused pick zones to spam players every second that the zone was shutting down.
- Added an achievement for the Torment of Velious long tradeskill quest.
- It will no longer snow in the Torment of Velious version of Tower of Frozen Shadow.
- Removed the achievements for Lyricist's Casting Proficiency, Level 110 and Lyricist's Casting Proficiency, Level 115.
- Addressed an issue where characters and objects were not properly handling fog and would not match the environment in older zones.
- Fixed some incorrect audio on the Pridewing mount. Most notably, it will no longer sound like splashing water when turning to the right.


*** UI ***

- Detrimental spells displayed in the target window will now have a yellow border around their icon if you are the caster of that spell.
- Added Besieged Citizens of Froststone and Besieged Crystal Denizens to the faction window.
- Fixed the main cause for guild names displaying as Unknown Guild after first entering a zone.
- Fixed an issue that could cause a player's guild tag to display as empty.
- The copy layout command now copies chat filter and chat window settings.
- Modified the Manage Loot Window to use the value in the quantity box instead of the default slider value.
- Adjusted the position of the scrolling banner on the login server chat screen to not overlap buttons.
- Added the count of active quests to the Quest Journal.

- Changed -
EQUI_OverseerWnd.xml
EQUI_TaskWnd.xml
EQUI_Templates.xml


*** Previously Updated ***

- Task Cap Increase is no longer for sale in the Marketplace.


- The EverQuest Team



Posted by: dreamweaver on 10 February 2020 @ 11:49 am CST

Extended Downtime Announcement - Tuesday, February 11, 2020

[REMINDER] This extended downtime begins tomorrow and will include the regular monthly patch as well.

The timeframe for this downtime has not changed but we will keep you updated if changes occur.



Posted by: EQ Dev on 7 February 2020 @ 11:08 pm CST

Emergency Server Downtime: Friday February 7, 2020

Server hamsters have all been found and put back to where they belong. Servers have been unlocked.



Posted by: EQ Dev on 7 February 2020 @ 10:06 pm CST

Emergency Server Downtime: Friday February 7, 2020

There was a critical issue and all servers have been brought down.
They will be brought up again ASAP. No ETA at this moment.



Posted by: EQ Dev on 6 February 2020 @ 1:50 pm CST

Test Update 02/06/2020 - 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 6 February 2020 @ 1:50 pm CST

Test Hotfix 02/06/2020 - Discussion

The patch today is to fix the issue preventing pets from receiving buffs.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 5 February 2020 @ 8:25 pm CST

EverQuest Anniversary T-Shirts Now on sale!


While I appreciate the effort if you make another run you absolutely have to include 2X to 6X. I am sure there are people that work at Darkpaw that can't wear the current sizes.

Think of us extra cuddly folks too please =)"



This run did have up to 3x but those did sell out first.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 5 February 2020 @ 4:15 pm CST

EverQuest Anniversary T-Shirts Now on sale!


I'm assuming this is what is being implied with your particular statement about only shipping inside the US, but just for 100% clarity can you please confirm that the shirts are also U.S.-made and thus shipped from a US source (as in, NOT manufactured in or shipped from China)?

Maybe it's just my germ-o-phobic tendencies, but we can't be too safe with the coronavirus outbreak going on right now, and while there is no current evidence that it can be spread through packages and products shipped from China, according to the CDC there is also no evidence that it cannot.. "There is still a lot that is unknown about the newly emerged 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and how it spreads." -CDC

Thanks! :)"


I can check, I will say the shirts were manufactured a while ago and we are shipping them from inside the US.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 5 February 2020 @ 3:00 pm CST

EverQuest Anniversary T-Shirts Now on sale!

Just a general heads up! A few sizes have sold out and quite a few a running low! Don't miss out if you were planning on buying one.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 5 February 2020 @ 2:26 pm CST

EverQuest Anniversary T-Shirts Now on sale!


He stole it anyway.

And you for got its "Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey""



Nothing wibbly wobbly this time ;)



Posted by: dreamweaver on 5 February 2020 @ 2:24 pm CST

EverQuest Official Discord Launch!

Welcome one and all to the EverQuest Official Discord Launch!

This is a discord for the people, the players, the adventurers, and your community manager.

It is not going to replace the forums so do not worry if you don't want to use discord, this is still going to be the primary channel of official communication.

The discord is just another place for EverQuest fans and players to chat and get some questions answered from time to time.

If you missed the earlier links here it is one more time, I'll see you in discord.

LINK



Posted by: dreamweaver on 5 February 2020 @ 2:17 pm CST

EverQuest Anniversary T-Shirts Now on sale!


Can I have a ride in your TARDIS? :cool:"



I had to give her back to the Doctor, I borrowed the TARDIS without asking.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 5 February 2020 @ 1:44 pm CST

EverQuest Anniversary T-Shirts Now on sale!


I ordered one, but aren't those kinda a year late?"



There was some timey-wimey stuff going on and it took us a while to get them ready. Possibly why vintage is in the title ;)



Posted by: dreamweaver on 4 February 2020 @ 4:15 pm CST

I'm Your New Community Manager!


any possibility of server mergers in the future? can I offer a suggestion? instead of a new server like the current heroic server that was just started, maybe offer some free transfers for people to move about some before the annis begin? or after?"



I can't speak to any server mergers at this time, but who knows what the future holds. If those are planned in the future I will try to give all of you enough notice to prepare.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 4 February 2020 @ 3:31 pm CST

I'm Your New Community Manager!


Is this Data Center change related the formation of Darkpaw Games? It was assumed Daybreak would operate the Data Centers for all games still. Is each studio now going contract its own Data Farms?"


It is not, this was a planned change under Daybreak, Darkpaw is not operating it's own data centers at this time.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 4 February 2020 @ 2:14 pm CST

I'm Your New Community Manager!


good morning, I was surfing and found that a data migrations is about to commence, my curiosity has awoken. what is this about? can you provide any details? server mergers perhaps?"



Nope no server merges at this time, this one is just movement from one data center to another.



Posted by: EQ Dev on 4 February 2020 @ 12:02 pm CST

Test Update 02/05/2020 - 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 4 February 2020 @ 12:02 pm CST

Test Update 02/05/2020 - Patch Notes and Discussions

*** Items ***

- Removed mana, mana regeneration, and clairvoyance from Righteous Assaulter's Earring of Rallos Zek, Blooded Righteous Assaulter's Earring of Rallos, and Endowed Assaulter's Earring of Rallos Zek.
- Ry`Gorr Parley Totem, Velium Wood Chisel, and Marrow Hardened Etching Tool are now place-able.
- Improved the proc rate of Forceful Shout on Dreadstone Guardian's Blade and Possessed Dreadstone Guardian's Blade
- Velium Spear Ornamentation will display its graphics in two hand weapons. You will need to remove and re-socket this ornament for it to update.
- Rallos Zek Devotee's Assault, Rallos Zek Devotee's Stealth, Rallos Zek Devotee's Strategy, and Rallos Zek Devotee's Fortification will only fit in type 19 augmentation slots.
- Rallos Zek Devotee's Strategy now has the intended mana and endurance.
- Fixed incorrect lore on fourteen Faded Velium Weapon containers.
- Servan't Belt is now Servant's Belt.
- Increased the base damage of Orc Herbalist Staff and Golden Reinforced Brawl Stick.
- Updated several Snowbound armor icons to better match what they look like.
- Fixed several typos in the names and descriptions of Torment of Velious items.
- Type 18 and 19 augment will now fit in most inventory slots.
- Increased the base damage on Blizzent's Rod of Wintry Fever and Thunder Snow.
- Added the appropriate focus to Icebound Mindlock Wristguard.
- The Torment of Velious charms will increase in stats as you complete the elements each one requires. For real this time.
- Fixed an issue where Explorer of Torment of Velious did not count for granting Journeyman's Speed via the Journeyman's Compass.
- Fixed a typo in the lore of Chisel Set.
- Corrected items and recipe names with incorrect hyphenation and capitalization of Half-Moon.
- Adjusted the skill damage mod on Velium infused gear.
- Added Attack, HP regeneration, and mana regeneration to Torment of Velious Type 7 augments.
- Removed the Firiona No Drop flag on a few items that were tradable on normal servers.
- Increased the amount of Coin that Torment of Velious NPC's drop.
- Created new instruments for bards and added them to a few rare mobs.


*** Tradeskills ***

- The Evergreen Leaf spawn locations in Greater Faydark have been spread out so that they are less predictable. The leaves are now much larger and easier to see against the ground.
- Created a recipe to make Myrmidon's Sloth XIX with Torment of Velious components.
- Changed the poison used in the Faded Velium Injection Dagger recipe to Bite of the Shissar XX.
- Updated the Recipe for Faded Velium War Hammer to better represent a hammer instead of a sword. It is also now fletching instead of smithing.
- Increased the drop rate of Velium Laced Nigriventer Venom.
- Corrected the typo in the Torment of Velious fish dressing recipe for Velious Angel Fish.
- Wurms and Kodiaks in Torment of Velious will drop Velium Infused Pelts.
- Progression: Corrected the eras for some global tradeskill drops. In most cases, this made them available earlier, but level 75 and 80 drops are available later.
- Changed the paper used by recipes Song: Pulse of Salarra Rk. II and Scroll: Word of Renewal Rk. II to Rough Sortileg Sheet.
- Imbued Black Saphire Silver Necklace is no longer an auto-learned recipe. This will allow it to count towards a skill of 350.


*** Quests & Events ***

- Added Velium Sentries to the loot lockout exception list so they will drop Construct Binding Gel even if he raiders have a loot lockout.
- Ashengate North raids - Lethar's AEs will no longer hit Veldyn and vice versa.
- Fibblebrap 1-5: Bellfast should now offer the appropriate Fibblebrap tasks.
- Griklor the Restless (Raid and Mission) - we are now clearing all buffs off Griklor before he gets on his mount. This is a speculative fix to the issue where Griklor does not get on his mount when he should, which might be caused by his reaching his buff limit. This should also fix reports that he can die while on that mount, causing the event to break.
- Great Divide Mission (ToV) - Added wurms, tizmak, and coldain (of the restless type) to the zone. These creatures will drop collection items.
- Task: The Morale of Despair: You can no longer get credit for killing "those that have come back" by clicking the mirror to the mirror room.
- Griklor the Restless (mission) - made the following changes changes to this event.
- - The message that occurs with Griklor's mount is killed will now show up in the chat window.
- - Griklor will now stay on the ground after being brought down for at least 10 seconds.
- - the Chilling Sleet will stop once Griklor is killed.
- Dragons of Norrath raids - Hostile NPCs in these raids will stop spawning once the raid has been successfully completed.
- To match the other mercenary tasks, Restless Orc Syndrome, Glacial Apophysis, and Invisible Complement no longer offer experience.
- Griklor the Restless (Raid and Mission): Slightly altered the speed of flight and path that Griklor's mount flies to require more effort to bring him to ground.
- Corrected some of Crusader Vraket's grammar and spelling.
- Restless Assault, Icebound Avatar, and Seeking the Sorcerer missions: The corpses of these bosses in these events will no longer disappear upon success of the event.
- Last of the Storm Boars - enemies will now remain for 20 minutes before leaving. Also if you speak with Yealdin and ask to try again, he will reset all aspects of the encounter at the bridge.
- Anniversary Fabled - Made the following changes to fabled.
- - Fixed a bug that prevented some fabled NPCs from using the correct stats.
- - Fixed a bug that prevented some fabled NPCs from applying their new spell innates.
- - Fixed a bug that could allow some PoP fabled NPCs to spawn multiples simultaneously.
- - Fixed a bug that caused NPCs that failed to fable to heal to full HP every tick while idle as if they were fabled.
- - Fixed a bug that prevented NPCs in some Agent of Change instances from fabling.


*** Spells ***

- Scribing a new rank of combat ability will now update the hotkey in your hotbars and your Combat Ability Window if possible.
- Fixed a bug that caused some lifetap spells to return less HP than was intended.
- - This primarily impacted the Necromancer and Shadowknight pets' Spectral Lifetap spells.
- Increased the damage of Bite of the Shissar Poison Strike XII which increases the damage of the normal and consigned version of Bite of the Shissar XX poison.
- Druid and Magician - Modified descriptions of the Exterminate the Unnatural spell line to indicate that the spells will also work on constructs.
- Druid and Magician - Annihilate the Divergent will now deal more damage when Annihilate Havoc is triggered.
- Druid and Magician - Eradicate the Unnatural will now deal more damage when Eradicate Destruction is triggered.
- Updated the descriptions for Rallos Zek Acolyte's Casting Ice, Rallos Zek Acolyte's Protecting Ice, Rallos Zek Acolyte's Warding Ice, Rallos Zek Devotee's Casting Ice, Rallos Zek Devotee's Protecting Ice, and Rallos Zek Devotee's Warding Ice to indicate they work with cold (or all) spells, not fire.
- Cleric - Fixed an issue that caused Purified Ground to fail to cast.
- Druid - Fixed an issue that caused Icerend Aura to fail to cast.
- Elemental Minion V will now summon a swarm pet as intended.
- Updated the name of the proc effect on the spell Potion - Restless Focus to Restless Strike.
- Bard - Song of the Dryads, Requiem for the Lost, and Requiem for the Dead will now last for a base of one minute.
- Magician - The Searing Skin line of damage shields now has a base duration of one minute.
- Necromancer - The Necrotize Ally line now has a base duration of one minute.
- Wizard - Corrected a bug causing the Secrets of Faydwer item Irae Faycite Shard: Pure Wildmagic to focus the incorrect spell.
- Three merchants have appeared in the Great Divide, selling augmentations for your spells from Torment of Velious.


*** AA ***

- The AA Ability Window's Buy All button now works as expected when purchasing abilities that have a cost of 0.
- Removed an additional 'a' in the spell landed message for Gift of Mana (115) to ensure uniformity between all ranks of the spell.


*** NPCs ***

- The shipwright in Nedaria who was hopefully lost under the world for 16 years has found his way back to the docks.
- Fixed an issue in Eastern Wastes where roaming npcs would spawn under the world.
- Modified the spell cast by many creatures in Torment of Velious called Restless Ice. Restless Ice is no longer recast when it wears off. Instead when Restless Ice wears out it leaves behind Restless Ice Infection, which can be cured with a disease cure.
- Eldervine the Twisted in Fortress Mechanotus will now cast Mind Numb on his target and not himself.
- Great Divide (ToV): The windchill sprites have returned to their winter home.
- Fixed an issue where elite drolvargs were spawning on the first floor of The Tower of Frozen Shadow (TOV). Also fixed an issue where the mob that drops a key to the second floor will no longer spawn on the 6th floor.
- Eastern Wastes and Great Divide (ToV): Added more unique names to "rare" npc placeholder NPCs. This should make it clearer which NPCs are placeholders for "named" npcs and which are just basepop.



*** Mercenaries ***

- The mercenary Auto Assist toggle button will no longer default to on after changing zones.
- Reduced the amount of experience required per Mercenary AA for levels 112 to 116.
- Resolved a conflict with Caster Mercenary hidden DPS gear and the Mercenary Inventory Earring.
- Altered the Caster DPS mercenary spell list so the mercenary will choose spells appropriate to its level.


*** Collections ***

- Moved an out of bounds collection spawn point to be reachable. The restless ice is unforgiving!


*** Progression Servers ***

- Altered the Standard expansion time for Lost Dungeons of Norrath to two months (eight weeks.)
- Players can now forage dragon crystals in Skyfire when Luclin opens.
- The Plane of Sky: all of the spiroc and pegasus (pegasi?) will now spawn in the Agent of Change instance of this zone.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Many Call of the Forsaken and The Darkened Sea zones now have load balancing enabled.
- Corrected issues with logging into the server select screen after being disconnected for going idle, and leaving the character select screen.
- Personal tribute cap increased to 2,500,000.
- - Guild tribute cap increased to 20,000,000.
- Fixed an issue that caused raid member notes and raid MOTDs to not get updated.
- Addressed a world stability issue related to raids.
- Fixed a bug that caused pick zones to spam the inhabitants of the pick zone every second that the pick zone was shutting down.
- Task Cap Increase is no longer for sale in the Marketplace.
- Added an achievement for the Torment of Velious long tradeskill quest.
- It will no longer snow in the Torment of Velious version of Tower of Frozen Shadow.
- Removed the achievements for Lyricist's Casting Proficiency, Level 110 and Lyricist's Casting Proficiency, Level 115.
- Faction Window: Added Besieged Citizens of Froststone and Besieged Crystal Denizens to the faction window.


*** UI ***

- Fixed the main cause for guild names displaying as Unknown Guild after first entering a zone.
- Fixed an issue that could cause a player's guild tag to display as empty.
- The copy layout command now copies chat filter and chat window settings.
- Modified the Manage Loot Window to use the value in the quantity box instead of the default slider value.
- Detrimental spells displayed in the target window will now have a yellow border around their icon if you are the caster of that spell.
- Adjusted the position of the scrolling banner on the Chat screens before server select to not overlap buttons on the UI.
- Added the ability to see the count of active quests over max quests to the Quest Journal.


- Changed -
EQUI_OverseerWnd.xml
EQUI_TaskWnd.xml
EQUI_Templates.xml


- The EverQuest Team



Posted by: dreamweaver on 3 February 2020 @ 7:57 pm CST

Extended Downtime Announcement - Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Hello Everyone,

Below is the initial post to let all players know of an extended downtime update that is necessary to complete a one-time data migration. We will be posting occasional reminders in the coming days and will have one final one the morning of in order to make sure you are all prepared.

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM PST for an extended update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 24 hours.

*Convert to your local time



Posted by: dreamweaver on 3 February 2020 @ 3:05 pm CST

EverQuest Anniversary T-Shirts Now on sale!


Sad to read that, but saw it coming. Hope we euros get a chance some day."



We do too! Unfortunately this was how we were able to execute it this time, but we do know how many fans there are outside the US.



Posted by: dreamweaver on 3 February 2020 @ 12:39 pm CST

EverQuest Anniversary T-Shirts Now on sale!

We're incredibly excited to announce a limited run of EverQuest Anniversary t-shirts!

There are 1000 so head quickly to the link!

Please note, as this is an experiment, shirts are only shipping inside the US this time! (That doesn't mean a friend can't grab you one if you'd like to get one and you are outside of the US)

Buy them here!



Posted by: EQ Dev on 15 January 2020 @ 10:34 am CST

Jan 15, 2020 - Test Server Outage

Test Server is now back up and unlocked.