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Tinkerfest is LIVE! Ends Aug 2

Like clockwork, Tinkerfest has returned!

Take up your favorite wrench and celebrate all things gnomish, be they metal, combustive, mathematical, experimental, or a combination thereof! Adventures, rewards, buyables and crafted items await you, both new and familiar. You won’t want to miss all of the fun at Gnomeland Security, your headquarters for all things Tinkerfest, in Steamfont Mountains.

This year’s event runs through Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 11:59PM PDT.

EverQuest
Server Downtime - July 19th, 2017

A preview of the incoming patch that was on the test server can be found here.



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All servers will be taken offline for an update at 6:30AM PT on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Downtime may last up to five hours. The full update notes will be posted when available.

EverQuest II
Update Notes: Tuesday July 18, 2017

SUMMER ETHEREALS

  • Increased the maximum Ethereal reward chances from 3 to 4.
  • Added a forced description to the Ethereal cloak merchant lists to correct an issue where it did not always display the purchase requirements on the upgraded cloaks.
  • Two new [Heroic] daily missions that each reward a Sathirian Ethereal crate are now available from Okzilin Obulus Frontier within Crusaders' Cave at 526.8, 252.5, 1295.1.
  • Both missions can be completed each day, but only one can be active at a time.
  • Both missions can only be updated and completed within a Kunark Ascending dungeon labeled [Heroic].
  • Neither mission will be granted if you already received 4 Sathirian Ethereal reward crates for the day. Because of this restriction, neither mission can be shared.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
General

  • Corrected an issue that prevented global buffs from applying to some base game content encounters, including Venekor within Spirits of the Lost.

Vaedenmoor: Heart of Nightmares [Raid]

  • Corrected an issue that would sometimes cause the Monolith of Nightmares and Monolith of Torment to not spawn for the final encounter when an add was killed.
  • Waking Dream and Waking Nightmare adds should no longer occasionally forget to tell their boss that they are no longer around between pulls.

ABILITIES
Ranger

  • Corrected an issue with Heartseeker Hawk that granted them double the benefit from some stat buffs.

QUESTS

  • All classes may now select any of the rewards for Karg's Gratitude.

ITEMS

  • Fragile as Glass will no longer stack from multiple casters.
  • Added the missing primary stats to all Inheritance Merchant rewards.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented the effect from the Polished Granite Tomahawk from applying.

EverQuest II
Update Notes: Thursday July 13, 2017

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
General

  • Fracture, the Inheritance Merchant has returned to Freeport and Qeynos.

Vaedenmoor: Heart of Nightmares [Raid]

  • Terris-Thule's "Drain Life" ability should no longer hit the entire raid. It should work the same way as it does in Vaedenmoor: Realm of Despair[Raid].
  • The allowable deaths in the Summoned Foes encounter has been increased.
  • The platforms in the Summoned Foes encounter no longer randomize colors beyond the first time.

Chamber of Rejuvenation [Raid]

  • The allowable deaths in the Trakanon encounter has been increased.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
Time-Locked Servers

  • Corrected an issue that prevented Personae Reflection from being affected by Time-Locked Server pet balance.

QUESTS

  • Set Sail For Slaver's Isle - The Rujarkian and dervish mobs on Slavers' Isle have been reduced in number and should be less likely to overwhelm.

ITEMS

  • Level 90 fallen gate inheritance rewards now have red adornment slots instead of purple.
  • Brawlers have been removed from the allowable classes on fallen gate inheritance shields.
  • Scouts, except Beastlords, have been removed from the allowable classes on fallen gate inheritance two handed weapons.

Ethereal Drops

  • Corrected a bug that prevented the earned ethereal count from resetting to 0. Ethereal daily counts have all been reset with this patch, and players will earn double Ethereal Currency until midnight PST on 7/13/2017.
  • Lakathen, The Traveler will now display all Ethereal Rewards, including the rewards for future Ethereal Waves.

Time-Locked Servers

  • Several x2 encounters will now more reliably drop legendary loot. This includes Dreadwake in Everfrost, Ladon in Commonlands, Anguis in Antonica, and Doomsqual in Thundering Steppes.
  • Several solo and heroic spawns in Lavastorm have had their loot adjusted to be more in line with progression. These same bosses should now drop legendary quality gear more frequently.

EverQuest II
Update Notes: Tuesday July 11, 2017

PUBLIC QUESTS

  • It should be much harder for mercenaries to hold aggro against The Omen Feeder.

PROVING GROUNDS

  • The reward for completing a checkpoint in a heroic proving ground has been increased from 1 to 2 Marks of Glory.
  • The reward for completing a the final checkpoint in a heroic proving ground has been increased from 5 to 10 Marks of Glory.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Arcanna'se Spire: Order and Chaos [Raid]

  • Corrected an issue that could occasionally cause Shanaira the Prestigious to call for multiple combos before her 20% script.

Vaedenmoor: Heart of Nightmares [Raid]

  • Recognition spells should now persist through death during the final encounter.
  • Waking adds should now despawn when the encounter resets during the final encounter.
  • Corrected an issue which prevented Saryrn's adds from spawning.
  • Touched by Torment and Touched by Nightmares should now be incurable but allow the player to cancel it by right clicking.
  • Drain Life should now give a message when it hits a slacking player... Slackers...

Munzok's Material Bastion [Raid]

  • Munzok should no longer multiply his healing to such large amounts for the "Tap Veins" spell.

Time-Locked Servers

  • The Beastlord and Channeler Trainers should now be visible in Freeport and Qeynos.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
General

  • Corrected an issue that prevented Cascading Force from applying the disease damage hits from its combo without first having cast Granite Protector.

Guardian

  • Sentinel now has an effect for the grandmaster and ancient spell tiers at all level ranges.

QUESTS

  • Finding the Investigator - Investigator Curfeld will respawn faster now.
  • The Missing Recruit - Soltrin's corpse now uses a widget icon, and can now give Soltrin's field kit even if the player's inventory is full.
  • The Missing Recruit - Deletion of the quest now removes Soltrin's field kit from the player's inventory.

TRADESKILLS

  • Increased the chance of receiving the Awakened Abilities recipe scroll.

ITEMS

  • Lost Mist Cloth Robe and Expert's Lost Mist Cloth Robe now have a valid appearance... Sorry to all naked players running around!
  • Corrected an issue that prevented buffs from leveled up Familiars from stacking with the Familiars base stat buffs.
  • After completing the Stein of Moggok heritage quest, scouts and fighters will now be able to purchase a wieldable "Stein of Moggokian Brew" from the Shady Swashbuckler.
  • The initial trigger rate on Celestial gate has been reduced so that the display of "Triggers about # times per minute" more accurately reflects the overtime trigger chance.
  • Corrected an issue with the Pale Armored Albino Warg and Dark Armored Albino Warg that prevented the mount from appearing visually.

SUMMER ETHEREALS

  • Completing missions in Kunark Ascending expert zones will now reward Sathirian Ethereal coins, and a chance to receive and Ethereal Adornment or cloak. Each character may recieve up to three per day. Sathirian Ethereal may be exchanged for rewards with Lakathen, the Traveler in the Obulus Frontier.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION

  • Collections may now be seen in the Stormhold dungeon after level 10, instead of level 50 on Time-Locked Servers.

Time-Locked Servers

  • Mentoring has been re-enabled on Time-Locked Server.

EverQuest II
Thurgadin Server Restart July 8th

The Thurgadin server will be restarted at 4:00 UTC with an approximate one hour downtime. There are no notes associated with this maintenance.

EverQuest II
Double Status & Win Gateway Adventure Pack!

Over the next seven days we’re giving you even MORE reasons to log into EverQuest II! Starting Friday, June 30 at 12:01AM PDT and ending Thursday, July 6 at 11:59PM PDT look for the following bonuses:

DOUBLE STATUS! This applies to personal and guild status.

Familiars will have an additional chance to drop all week!

Marketplace Specials! Take up to 50% OFF Mounts, Heritage Armor Sets, and Player Studio Items!

These bonuses apply to ALL servers, even the new Fallen Gate Time-Locked expansion server that just opened! Don’t know what the Fallen Gate server is? Learn more here!

WIN a Gateway to Adventure Pack

We want you to start your adventure well equipped on Fallen Gate with the Gateway to Adventure Pack! Starting Friday, June 30 at 12:01AM PDT and ending Thursday, July 6 at 11:59PM PDT we’ll give away three of these packs to random lucky winners! Just give us your best character screenshot and you could be a winner. It's that simple!

Learn more about this sweepstakes, and enter to win here.

 

Haven’t heard about the Gateway to Adventure Pack? Check it out here