New Updates

June 20, 2014
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*** Items ***

- Happy Memento and Rosette of the Restless Dead will now function properly as charms.


*** Spells ***

- Beastlord - Corrected an error that could prevent Shared Brutal Ferocity and Shared Merciless Ferocity from casting correctly for Free members.
- Druid - Nurturing Growth will no longer extend its duration in zones that freeze beneficial spell durations.
- Ranger - Bosquestalker's Discipline will no longer be affected by AAs that modify the Trueshot line.
- Wizard - Bucolic Reflection will no longer focus the damage it deals to you.


*** AA ***

- Berserker - Uncanny Resilience 22, 23, and 24 are now available.
- Berserker - Juggernaut's Resolve now correctly gives a small mitigation boost.


*** NPC ***

- Pets will now appear in their appropriate sizes to all players, not just their owners.


*** Zone ***

- Corrected a problem that prevented players from leaving the hedge maze in the Plane of Mischief.



- The EverQuest Team



June 18, 2014
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*** Highlights ***

- New AAs and spells are now available for all classes! Visit the vendors in the guard camp of Ethernere-Tainted West Karana to find the new spells.
- Warm winds begin to blow in Ethernere-Tainted West Karana and the South Desert of Ro. Winds like these must portend the arrival of something or someone. Stay alert for when the time comes!
- Optimizations have been made to the Tower of Rot, which should improve frame rates in the zone and the raid.


*** Marketplace ***

- Catch a ride on a new Black Wolf mount, arriving this month on the 25th!
- New Player Studio items will be arriving this month on the 18th and 25th! In July, additional items will appear on the 2nd, 9th, and 16th.


*** Items ***

- Increased the recast time on the Miniature Horn of Unity to 10 minutes, but the effect is much friendlier with stacking.
- Added tribute values to several items which had none in Call of the Forsaken.
- Shroud of the Forgotten will now correctly evolve into a cloak. This item once again has a chance to drop from rare NPCs in the Tower of Rot zone, heroic adventure, and mission.
- Heroic Characters will no longer be offered heroic-only augment rewards for quests in early House of Thule zones if the characters have already received the augment rewards for a particular slot.
- Replaced the non-functional Illusions of Grandeur focus on Enchanter robes with a new focus that reduces the recast time of Phantasmal Unity.
- Added a new /destroyitem command that behaves like clicking the Destroy button with an item on the cursor.


*** Quests & Events ***

- Warm winds begin to blow in Ethernere-Tainted West Karana and the South Desert of Ro. Winds like these must portend the arrival of something or someone. Stay alert for when the time comes!
- Narius' Plan - Jrint the Scout has hidden himself in a different location of Tower of Rot, away from the Corpseflower.
- The Search for the Ultimate Story - If you are on the proper step of this quest, you will be able to configure your Clockwork Key using the front door to Meldrath's Majestic Mansion.
- Raid chests in the Ancient Heroes quests from Old Man McKenzie can now be opened with 6 or more players present.


*** Spells ***

- New spells are now available for all classes! Visit the vendors in the guard camp of Ethernere-Tainted West Karana to find the new spells.
- Rogue - Knifeplay Discipline can no longer be activated while Rogue's Fury is active.
- Changed the math behind the Hundred Hands effect. All spells that use this effect have been updated so that they should have the same effectiveness when applied.


*** NPC ***

- Bards, rejoice: drakes can no longer hold weapons in their mouths!


*** AA ***

- New AAs are now available for all classes!
- Bard - Casting bars are now displayed when using AAs with a casting time.
- Bard - When actively singing or using /melody, the song or melody will now be interrupted when using an AA with a casting time.
- Bard - Dirge of the Sleepwalker will now show a casting bar when activated, and then it will continue to refresh like any song. The dirge can be stopped with /stopsong or by left clicking a spell slot.


*** Tradeskills ***

- Orphic cards used in research now correctly produce Strength of the Gladetender Rk. II instead of Strength of the Tracker Rk. II.
- Newer tradeskilled equipment items that were missing shared recast timers have had them applied.
- Magi Rune recipes have been changed to use the general Spell Research Kit.
- Tradeskilled items that were triggering with incorrect skill usage have been corrected.


*** Achievements ***

- Corrected an issue that caused the achievement "Vindicator of the Call (Group)" to be awarded after completing the task "A Rotten Heart" rather than the task "The Fall of Lord Bayle" as intended.
- The two-handed piercing skill has been factored into Weapon Proficiency achievements.
- The "Swing and a Miss" challenge achievement is now worth 10 points instead of 40.
- The "The Fall of Lord Bayle: Challenge of Toughness" challenge achievement is now worth 10 points instead of 40.
- The description for the "Figurine Collector's Chest: Denizens" achievement now correctly describes the collectibles as "Denizens," not "Dolls."


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Optimizations have been made to the Tower of Rot, which should improve frame rates in the both the zone and the raid.
- The ", Spirit of Norrath" and "the Adventurous" suffix titles are now applied appropriately.
- The Icebreaker in Iceclad Ocean and the Pirate Runner's Skiff that ferry travelers between the Northern Desert of Ro and Iceclad Ocean have resumed their operations.


*** UI ***

- Options were added for Hide AFK Pets and Hide AFK Mercenaries. Type /hideafk to see the slash command usage.

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*** Previously Updated ***

- In the Tower of Rot zone and missions, Shroud of the Forgotten was temporarily removed from NPCs that drop it. It has now returned.
- In the Tower of Rot quest "Narius' Plan," interrogating Scions will now give credit to your whole group.
- Some NPCs in the Chapterhouse mission "Run, You Fools!" will no longer hit players for unusually high damage.



- The EverQuest Team



May 21, 2014
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*** Call of the Forsaken: The Tower of Rot ***

- Call of the Forsaken: The Tower of Rot has been released! A mysterious tower looms over the Dead Hills, and a long-forgotten presence comes to life within its walls. As cultists and treasure hunters seek the source of rot within the tower, will you arrive in time to claim a powerful artifact that can help send Lady Lendiniara back to her world?
- Continue your adventures through Call of the Forsaken in the all-new zone, Tower of Rot!


*** Highlights ***

- The Plane of War raid is now a permanent addition to the Plane of War.


*** Items ***

- Weapon drops from rare NPCs in Plane of War now have a type 4 slot instead of type 7.
- Items available in the "War Games" mission in Plane of War now have a required level of 10.
- The Bloodmetal Inlaid Gnollish Totem is now No Trade and Lore.


*** Tradeskills ***

- The "Make All" interval has been increased to prevent the process from prematurely stopping due to a server throttling check.


*** Quests & Events ***

- The Brothers Zek - The Plane of War raid is now a permanent addition to the Plane of War.
- Beyond the Barrier - NPCs involved in this quest in Dead Hills will no longer ignore pets or mercenaries.
- Hate Rising - Mission - The mission now properly requires Call of the Forsaken to participate.
- Sprucing up Shakey - The Enchanted Crystal Harvester will now disappear when it breaks during the task.
- Sprucing up Shakey - The Crystal Harvester recipe can no longer be failed.
- Sprucing up Shakey - The ingredients needed to make a Crystal Harvester are now tradable.
- Plane of War - Completing the final task in Castle Tamriel will now properly flag you for Tower access if you have completed all tasks in Castle Rulnavis.
- Plane of War - Players who have completed all required tasks will be flagged for Tower access when entering the zone.
- Plane of War - Krepp's Tagging Marker now works properly.
- War Games - This anniversary mission now awards Commemorative Coins.
- Magically Delicious - The reward for completing the task is now 20 coins, up from 5.
- Magically Delicious - 5 pages are required per zone, down from 8, and they are now guaranteed drops.
- Magically Delicious - If a character is in a state where they do not have Jimothy Junior but can no longer spawn the "hidden" fight to acquire it, they will be able to trigger the fight again upon starting a new "Magically Delicious" task.


*** Spells ***

- Beastlord - Salve of Sevna, Yubai, and Blezon now heal for more and are more efficient.
- Enchanter - Spectral, Arcane, and Phantasmal Unity will no longer generate as much hatred as before. In addition, they now have a shorter casting time but a much longer recast time.
- Enchanter - Polyspectral, Polyarcanic, and Polyiridescent Runes are slightly less effective and cost slightly more mana. Unity spell costs were also adjusted to match this change.
- Magician - Renewal of Volark, Sirqo, and Hererra now heal for more and are more efficient.
- Magician - Weapons summoned by Grant Spectral Armaments, Grant Manaforged Armaments, and Grant Frightforged Armaments have changed:
-- Damage procs have increased in power and have had a small hate override added.
-- Angering procs now add a percentage of hate instead of a flat amount.
-- Jolting procs now subtract a percentage of hate instead of a flat amount.
- Necromancer - Gelid, Chilled, and Algid Mending now heal for more and are more efficient.
- Paladin - Splash of Sanctification and Splash of Purification now have a much lower chance to cure detrimental spells that are not cured by removing counters. Splash of Cleansing has had this chance added to it.
- Offensive cast proc spells now have a range of 300.
- Updated all spells which use Remove Detrimental and Cancel Beneficial spell effects to use a new method. The chances for those spells to affect their targets have not changed unless otherwise noted.
- Weave of Recovery and Weave of Reclamation now restore mana over time.


*** NPC ***

- In Plane of War, the Judicator's debuff, Weakened Defenses, now appears in the short buff window.
- In Zhisza, Zott will now update the "Search for Bram Bandyboot" quest when you agree to [try to find him].
- Bjorak Stonefist, the Blood Flower merchant in Kael Drakkel, can no longer be attacked.


*** AA ***

- Wizard - Arcane Fusion's crit chance has been reduced due to the spell landing for critical damage more than intended.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- When using Ctrl-Left Click to transfer items from one bag to another, or Ctrl-Right Click to swap contents between bags, the item moving process will now try to fill or swap as many items as possible. Previously, the moving process would fail if there were more items in the transferring bag than the receiving bag could hold. This new filling process also applies to type-specific bags such as your bandolier, which will now receive appropriate type-specific items from a transferring bag that may contain an assortment of item types.
- The commands /assist main, /assist group and /assist raid now function at larger distances, similar to regular /assist.
- The command /stopcast now works while mounted. Additionally, ducking while mounted will now stop your casting.
- Screen gamma is now correctly restored when entering offline mode or using /exit.
- Receiving a title longer than 31 characters will no longer crash the client.
- Fixed an issue that was causing various zones to be overpopulated with NPCs.
- Fixed an issue causing the lines of data within map files to reverse their order every time the files were saved.
- Illusioned AFK players will no longer display as male humans when the Hide AFK option is turned on.


*** UI ***

- You will no longer see one-time alerts displayed each time a character logs in. Alert history can be reviewed in the Alert History window (Alt-H).
- The Quest Journal's "zone" column now correctly sorts by zone name.
- Added label type 360, which can display the percentage of power remaining for the currently equipped power source.
- The Retrieve All button was added to parcel merchants.

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- The EverQuest Team



April 29, 2014
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*** Highlights ***

- SOE All Access is coming to EverQuest! Please see http://www.everquest.com/membership for details.
- A Make All toggle has been added to the tradeskill window. Please see the Tradeskills section below for details.
- All characters can now participate in the Heroic Character quest granting access to Journeyman Tier 5 mercenaries. Please see the Quests and Events section below for details.
- Auto-Granted AA are now available on Time-Locked Progression Servers. See the Progression Server section below for details.
- New player-designed missions are now active! The mechanical fortune teller in the Plane of Knowledge will tell you which ones are available and where to get them. More are coming next week!


*** Heroic Characters ***

- Characters who were above level 85 when they upgraded to Heroic Characters should return to the Plane of Knowledge to update any skills that might not have been increased at the time they upgraded.


*** Items ***

- Added heroic stats to all weapons from Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Rain of Fear.
- Plane of War equipment now has tribute value.
- The Hobby Horse will once again be stationary.
- Particle effects from nimbus items will now correctly be removed when zoning.
- Items that have Circle of Power I or II effects will now correctly modify spell critical chance.
- When viewing the Item Display Window, unequipped items will now default to Unmodified and equipped items will default to Modified.
- Charms now use the Modified/Unmodified toggle in the Item Display Window. Unmodified charms display their values at 100 percent, which is usually (but not always) their maximum value.


*** Tradeskills ***

- A Make All toggle has been added to the tradeskill window. When toggled, clicking Combine will craft the current recipe until components or inventory space runs out.


*** Quests & Events ***

- The Mechanical Fortune Teller in the Plane of Knowledge now knows of a fifteenth celebration that is in progress.
- The chance to successfully mine iron ore within the Mines of Narikor in the Plane of War has increased, especially when your mining activities anger nearby miners.
- The chance to successfully harvest wood within the Field of Blood in the Plane of War has increased, especially when your woodcutting activities anger the Yendan.
- Slaver captains in the Mines of Narikor in the Plane of War are now more likely to drop their rings.
- Shamanic crystals in the Plane of War now respawn at a slower rate before all of them are destroyed.
- Hate Rising - Raid - Reduced the total number of Liches and Shades from 18 to 12 each.
- Hate Rising - Raid - Reduced the total number of Banshees from 8 to 6.
- The Doomscale Horde - Raid - Reduced Deathmaster Sarenth's total hit points.
- The Doomscale Horde - Raid - Commander Galenth will now correctly respond to requests for him to 'engage' the enemy or 'hold' his ground.
- The Legacy of Bayle - Raid - Slightly reduced Captain Kanteer's melee damage.
- The Legacy of Bayle - Raid - Reduced the frequency that Captain Kanteer and Sergeant Larenzo use the spell Protection of Bayle.
- Xulous Prime - Raid - Relaxed the tethering restrictions on the clouds of disease.
- Xulous Prime - Raid - Adjusted the time between the warning emote and the spawning of a cloud of disease.
- Saving Jacyll - Raid - Bixie battlemasters, enthrallers and compellers will no longer use lure on their target.
- Saving Jacyll - Raid - Reduced the duration of weakness from 3 to 2 minutes.
- Saving Jacyll - Raid - Reduced the total hit points of enemies encountered in the raid.
- Rare NPCs in Heroic Adventures will now drop items commensurate with their level when scaled down.
- Jacyll's Jailbreak - Added some extra Honey Tipped Arrows to this Heroic Adventure.
- All characters can now participate in the Heroic Character quest granting access to Journeyman Tier 5 mercenaries. Speak to Investigator Drolmer in Feerrott, the Dream to receive this quest, "No Heroism Without Fear." Note that account access restrictions still apply and you will need to have an All Access account to use the highest tier mercenaries.
- The Dark Disciple Master is a bit more sturdy now. It will no longer be possible to accidentally kill him while working on the Cleric Epic: Harmony of the Soul.
- The Elemental Essence of Fire in the Plane of Tactics will no longer leave Tagrin's forge before becoming combatable for the Magician Epic 1.5 quest.


*** Achievements ***

- Added new Achievements for the Plane of War.
- The Doomscale Horde - Raid - Renamed "The Doomscale Horde: Challenge of Toughness (Raid)" achievement to "Deathless Deathmaster" and adjusted its success requirements.
- The Defense of Lendiniara - Raid - Adjusted the success requirements for the "Outlast, Outfight!" achievement.
- The Defense of Lendiniara - Raid - Renamed the "King of the Hill" achievement to "In Defense of M'lady" and adjusted its success requirements.
- Houses of Thex - Raid - Renamed the "And Both Shall Fall" achievement to "Voraciousness" and adjusted its success requirements.
- Xulous Prime - Raid - Adjusted the success requirements for the "Disease Ease" achievement.
- Xulous Prime - Raid - Adjusted the success requirements for the "Bad Breath" achievement.
- Saving Jacyll - Raid - Renamed the "Don't Skip a Beat" achievement to "Spelling Bee" and adjusted its success requirements.
- Saving Jacyll - Raid - Renamed the "Defying the Drum" achievement to "Honey Don't" and adjusted its success requirements.
- Saving Jacyll - Raid - Adjusted the success requirements for the "Drum Solo" achievement.
- Completing the Vanquisher achievements in Call of the Forsaken will now unlock items that can be purchased from Requisitioner Sheon in Ethernere Tainted West Karana.


*** Spells ***

- The Plaguebringer illusion now correctly displays to other players after zoning or when other players zone to the illusioned player.
- Wizard - Corrected the description for teleportation spells to Ethernere-Tainted West Karana.


*** NPC ***

- Fixed Commander Gannar Dolm's spell Dangerous Benefits so that it only triggers from casting cure spells as originally intended.
- Moved Commander Gannar Dolm's spells Dangerous Benefits and Sanctimonious Silence to the bard buff window.
- Commander Gannar Dolm's spell Sanctimonious Silence will now be properly removed when you step out of his aura.
- Gyrup, the Caller's charging boars are now more fragile and will die when they have run into their targets.
- The Grandmaster in the Plane of War will now correctly apply the White Piece and Black Piece effects to characters who challenge him at the chess board.
- Dark elves wearing fancy armor in Neriak - Fourth Gate will no longer strip down to their newbie clothing when they are defeated.
- Several NPCs that wear decorative colored armor will no longer drop that armor when they are defeated.
- Several NPCs that visibly wield epic weapons will no longer drop 'broken' versions of these epic weapons when they are defeated.
- Rare NPCs in Heroic Adventures will now drop items commensurate with their level when scaled down.
- A geyser elemental in Sunderock Springs that had been hiding underground has been returned to the surface.
- When a fish returns an item they are not interested in, they will no longer politely decline it in perfect common.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Corrected a problem that was preventing some Progression event triggers from being recorded.
- Auto-Granted AA are now available on Time-Locked Progression Servers. These AA will be granted similarly to regular servers with one exception. The following expansions will not count towards the "4 expansions previous" requirement, and will not unlock any new AA as they did not have any new AA released with them:
- - Legacy of Ykesha
- - Lost Dungeons of Norrath
- - Dragons of Norrath
- - Prophecy of Ro
- - The Buried Sea


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Added the ability to throttle log writes instead of opening the file and writing every line each time. The command is /loginterval [seconds]. When set it to 0 it will not throttle at all. By default this is set to one second.
- Auto-AFK functionality has been added and can be configured in General Options. Options include Auto Turn On AFK, Auto Turn Off AFK, Auto Merc Passive and Hide AFK Players.
- Warriors can now use the /shield command while under defensive-type effects.
- Corrected a texture error in the Anniversary banners in the Plane of Knowledge.


*** UI ***

- The Mercenary window "Dismiss" button has had its color changed to red to match the rage the mercenary will experience by finding it no longer has a job.
- A "Your Flurry" filter has been added to Melee Filters.
- Faction messages now display a value for the amount of faction lost or gained.

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- The EverQuest Team




April 2, 2014
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*** Highlights ***

- The Plane of War is now available! Enter this extremely challenging plane and challenge the Zek brothers to learn their strategic and tactical secrets... but bring strong allies, as only the most skilled (level 95 and above) can hope to survive on an eternal battlefield such as this.


*** Items ***

- All mounts will now run at the speed of the fastest mount you have used. You may need to re-use your fastest mount in order to teach the others how quickly to run.
- Clairvoyance will now message you when it activates.


*** Heroic Characters ***

- New Heroic Characters, whether created or upgraded, will now be directed to begin their adventures in Feerrott, the Dream with Investigator Drolmer.
- Newly-created Heroic Characters on Zek will receive a protective spell that prevents nearly all offensive actions as well. Beware, as this protection will fall away if you venture away from the camp where you start, and will not be reapplied. This protection is not available to upgraded Heroic Characters.
- Characters above level 85 who upgrade to Heroic Characters now get skills added if they were below the caps for level 85 characters.
- Characters who upgrade to Heroic Characters while in the Tutorial zone will now be moved to Feerrott, the Dream automatically.
- Characters below level 85 who upgrade to Heroic Characters will have all corpses wiped of experience before being upgraded. Be sure to get resurrected before upgrading your character!


*** Spells ***

- All player-castable auras that lasted 30 minutes have been extended to last 75 minutes.
- Bard - Ryken's and Ruaabri's Reckless Renewal should now correctly enhance critical healing chance up to their specified levels.
- Beastlord - Smoothed out height differences between ranks of warders for all races. Extremely large warders will be smaller and very small warders will be larger. Height differences between focused and unfocused warders will be less dramatic, but higher level pets should always be larger than smaller level pets.
- Druids - New Zephyrs have been created for each location that previously had both a Ring and a Circle spell. These new scrolls are available in the same locations as the originals.
- Enchanter - Increased the damage absorption caps on all self and targetable runes from level 71 to 100 in order to more closely match NPC damage scaling in that range.
- Enchanter - Increased the duration of Draconic, Polychromatic, Opalescent, Multichromatic, Pearlescent, and Polychromatic Runes to match the durations of later spells in their lines.
- Heroic characters will no longer be automatically granted spells relating to anchors. They will still be available for free when the items are obtained.
- Removed several spells that were mistakenly given to heroic characters but were never released normally. If you have them, they will be level 255 and can safely be removed from your spellbook.


*** NPC ***

- Alchemist Redsa now properly sells Waterwort in the Plane of Knowledge.
- Ice golems in Frostcrypt once again look icy.


*** AA ***

- Enchanter - Reduced the effectiveness of Mental Contortion. Reuse time reduced to 45 minute base (15 minutes with max Hastened Mental Contortion).


*** Quests and Events ***

- Bellfast in Corathus Creep will now correctly offer you the task "Find Fibblebrap 4: The Korlach" if you are eligible.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- Rogues can now successfully reduce their aggro by using hide while auto-attack is enabled.
- The client will now exit fullscreen if there is a crash detected so that the prompt will appear above the window (previously it would make it look like the client had frozen).


*** UI ***

- The petition window now opens in an external browser.
- Increased the number of short duration buff slots from 20 to 30.
- Added a popup window for fast camping in non-combat zones and for general camping.
- The task window will now display the zone name where that task takes place.
- In the case where an item does not have defined worn slots, valid races, and valid classes, we no longer display Class: None Race: None.
- In the case where an item is usable by all races and classes, we no longer display Class: ALL Race: ALL.
- Item-resticted bags now are labeled as to what they can contain.
- The "Find Path" button will now correctly attempt to draw a path between you and your targeted group or raid member.

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*** Previously Updated ***

- Increased the storage caps for Alternate Advancement points at most levels. The amount of AA points you can store now increases more linearly as you gain levels.
- Investigator Drolmer in the dream version of Feerrott can now more reliably determine whether you are playing as a Heroic Character when you try to accept his quest.
- Heroic character augments are no longer Prestige.
- New items that drop randomly in Call of the Forsaken zones no longer have race restrictions, but no longer drop in Heroic Adventures in order to preserve their intended rarity.
- Stealing My Life Back - Karl Kranigan is a bit more sturdy now. It will no longer be possible to accidentally kill him while working on the 11th Anniversary task.



- The EverQuest Team