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February 29, 2012 - Alaran Page Revamp

So yesterday I got bored and did a complete overhaul of our Alaran Language page. It's something I have been wanting to do for a while now, as I was not happy with how sloppy it looked. I also added some updated information to it. Hopefully it is now far easier to understand and navigate!

Also, I have been debating on making a Quick Guide for learning Alaran, similiar to my Quick T5 Mercenary guide. Let us know if this is something you guys would use!

February 27, 2012 - Rathe Big Killers

We at EQ Resource are honored to be able to continue the legacy of Rathe Big Killers. Rathe BK began back in 2002, and has been tracking raid kills on the Rathe server ever since. This is a website we both have appreciated for years, and are very proud to be able to now be a part of it. We would like to give a big Thank You to Taldrid for maintaining Big Killers for the past 4 years!

February 22, 2012 - Double Station Cash, Community Webcasts

From February 24 - 26, Sony is offering Double Station Cash for all pre-paid game cards purchased from GameStop locations.

Also, on Thursday February 23rd, at 4 PM PST Sony will be holding a webcast about the upcoming new tutorials, and Hero's Journey quest line. The webcast can be viewedHere.

February 16, 2012 - Bonus Experience Weekend!

From 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on February 17, 2012 through 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on February 20, 2012 players will be able to enjoy a 100% experience boost! Perfect time to grind on those AA's, or finish up your last few levels!

Also, there will be a 30% discount on some marketplace services. The full list can be found Here.

Update - They changed the EXP bonus to 100% (Double exp)!

February 7, 2012 - EQ Patch on Feb 8th

All EverQuest Live Servers will be coming down on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 3:00 am US Pacific* for a Game Update. The servers are estimated to be unavailable for approximately 5 hours. Keep an eye on the EQ Players website and the forums for status updates and for news if additional downtime is needed.

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February 8, 2012

*** Highlights ***

- Healer Mercenaries now have improved behavior and performance in their Reactive stance.
- Many NPCs in House of Thule and Veil of Alaris zones no longer see through Shroud of Stealth.
- In the Rubak Oseka raid "Time and Tides," High Priests and Templars will now wait a brief period before beginning to cast their snare spells.
- Kal'ture Ashan has arrived in Sunrise Hills to sell Alaran furniture.

*** Items ***

- Elegant, Stately, and Ostentatious Warmonger Leggings now modify the Frenzy skill.
- Some Veil of Alaris warrior and knight weapons had their AC increased.
- Kal'ture Ashan has arrived in Sunrise Hills to sell Alaran furniture.
- The Secondary Anchor can now be placed on guild plots.
- An Ancient Artifact is now a type 20 aug.
- Bags of currency sold on the loyalty merchant are now lore.

*** Quests & Events ***

- Quest - Tides of Change - When accepting the quest, players will be given the necessary items if they do not have them.
- Quest - The Key to Freedom - You should now have more time to hail Silbek after you free him from his bonds in Rubak Oseka.
- Raid - Time and Tides - High Priests and Templars will now wait a brief period before beginning to cast their snare spells.
- Raid - The Triune God - Most of the Triunity's messages can now be seen throughout the entire zone.

*** Spells ***

- Shadowknight - Reduced the mana cost of Sholothian Skin significantly.

*** NPC ***

- Many NPCs in House of Thule and Veil of Alaris zones no longer see through Shroud of Stealth.
- Deathleaper's ability Earsplitting Howl now uses the magic resist type, and the damage has been lowered slightly.

*** AA ***

- Monk - Suppressive Strike has been changed to Distant Strike. The silence has been removed, but the rest of the ability is unchanged.
- Enchanter - Fixed a timer conflict issue with Glyph Spray and Divine Companion Aura.
- Druid/Shaman - Fixed a timer conflict issue with Silent Casting and Paralytic Spores.

*** Mercenaries ***

- Several changes have been made to Healer Mercenaries:
- After level 85, healer mercenaries no longer cast the Promised or Elixir lines of spells. These spells may return in the future when mercenaries learn to cast them more effectively.
- After level 75, healer mercenaries no longer cast Complete Heal.
- When at full health and mana, healer mercenaries will no longer sit.
- Healer mercenaries now respond more quickly when the main tank in their group enters combat.
- The power of the healer mercenaries' spells have been slightly increased.
- The Reactive stance has been modified to favor constantly casting direct heals without regard for mana cost.
- Note: At the moment, mercenaries have trouble healing players that have high-HP regen buffs on them. Until this changes, avoid using spells such as Splendrous Guardian, Spiritual Enrichment, or Promised Renewal if you want your mercenary to heal you.

*** Previously Updated ***

- Corrected a pathing problem in Veeshan's Peak that caused a number of its denizens to wander the lava pool near the entrance.

- The EverQuest Team

February 5, 2012 - EQ Resource Articles

Today we have launched a new section of the site! EQ Resource Articles. In this section you will find information that just doesn't fit in any expansion specific guide. This section includes some guides, information lists, tips and tricks, etc. This section is also open to player submissions. Players will receive full credit for any article they submit.

At the moment, we have a few articles ready to help you! We have a guide for quick Journeyman T5 Mercenary access, a list of all current Hot Zones and some information about each, and a list of all Alt Act codes.

February 3, 2012 - EQResource Contest Winners!

And we have our winners! Congrats to Drinal.Archus on first place, and Bristle.Tobynn on second place! Both players have received their rewards. Thank you to everyone who participated!

February 1, 2012 - EQResource Contest Final Standings

First, I want to thank everyone who particiapted in the contest! We had more entries than I expected. It's great to see that the community is interested in this type of thing. We will definately be doing more contests for you guys!

I have tallied up the final standings for the contest. They can be found Here. If you believe there is a mistake, please contact us before the drawing on Friday! I hope to see some of you on Friday while we give away the prizes!