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Patch Wed March 22nd, 2017


All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 6:30AM Pacific* for maintenance. Servers will be unavailable for approximately three hours.

Keep an eye on the EverQuest forums and social media for status updates and for news if additional downtime is needed.

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EverQuest II
Update Notes: Tuesday March 21, 2017

Encounters from Kunark Ascending should no longer periodically remain stuck in a stunned or rooted state.

Castle Highhold [All Versions]
Defeating Gudre Blackhand too quickly will no longer prevent him from dying by chandelier.

Lost City of Torsis [All Versions]
Meld of Vapor will no longer chain cast Spell Diffusion.

Lost City of Torsis: The Shrouded Temple [All Versions]
The Meld of Haze's damage shield, Toxic Meld, can now only trigger once every 10 seconds.

Arcanna'se Spire: Order and Chaos [Raid]
Shanaira the Prestigious should take more equal damage from all damage sources.

Crypt of Dalnir: The Kly Stronghold [Expert-Raid]
Gorius the Gray should now allow more time for his expert encounter.
Mitigation for the Minor and Major Gooblin adds have been slightly reduced.

Zek, the Scourge Wastes [Solo]
Knotbark for the quest "Knotbarking Up the Wrong Tree" should now spawn as a solo boss instead of heroic when triggered by killing Touk Deadwood.

"The Greater Good" has had its required time of completion increased from 4 minutes to 10 minutes.
Reduced the requirement for completing "Tome Tomb" from 25 to 20 for The Ruins of Cabilis [Solo] and [Heroic].
Ghoulbane Empowered - Toranim Skyblade will now offer or advance this quest for players who have already completed "Restoring Ghoulbane" and "The Symbol in the Flesh."
Heroes Honored - Gurlig now reminds the player they were sent to the ruins of Guk, if their quest is incomplete.
The Allu'thoa Front - Harvesting the Tallest Leaf will now place a "Tasty Russet Palm Leaf" in your inventory overflow, if your inventory is full.
The Rock - The dialogue between Osh, Merrik and Nika should no longer remain stuck.

The Ruins of Cabilis [Solo and Heroic]
Whether on the quest, "Egg Eradication," or not, creeping guardians will always drop spider eggs when killed. The eggs, however, can only be seen when the quest is active.

Kaesora: Xalgozian Stronghold [Solo and Heroic]
Putting Souls to Rest - Reduced the number of updates from 25 to 20 and increased the completion timer from 4 to 5 minutes.

The Gathering Goblin will shout "Death to you!" less often.

Kurn's Anger may now be equipped by all classes.
Shimmering Spellweaver's Bracers will no longer appear as boots when equipped, but as something else, probably bracers.
The correct crafting counter icons will appear when creating Curse of Void VII (Grandmaster).
Expert's Black Jade Waistguard now has the correct amount of base Potency.
Expert's Standard of the Over-General now has the correct amount of base Potency.
Expert's Brute Fur Cloak now has the correct amount of base Potency.
Expert's Amalgam of Efficacy now has the correct amount of base Potency.
Decurio's Charged Leather Boots now has the proper boots icon.
Dagger of Qlark - Item name is now spelled correctly.     

EverQuest II
Moonlight Enchantment is Back

The monthly live event Moonlight Enchantments starts tonight! The grottos will open on the 20th at 12:01am PT and close on the 21st at 11:59pm PT. The time applies directly with no conversion to all servers.

Check out our Moonlight Enchantments guide and peek at the rewards!

2017 Anniversary and Update #70

Item Collector patched and spells updated! Thanks Rswiders!

Also Anniversary for 2017 events kick off tomorrow folks. See Daybreak's post about it here.

You can see all of our Anniversary information here.

Here is the 2017 schedule.

Frostfell, Starts 12/03/2016 00:00; Ends 01/07/2017 23:00. 
New Years, Starts 12/26/2016 00:00; Ends 01/21/2017 23:00. 
Erollisi Day, Starts 02/01/2017 00:00; Ends 02/15/2017 23:00. 
Brew Day - Starts 03/15/2017 00:00; Ends 03/29/2017 23:00. 
18th Anniversary will run from March 16th 12:01AM PDT to May 10th 11AM PDT. 
Drunken Gnome Race will run from March 16th 12:01AM PDT to May 10th 11AM PDT. The race starts 3AM PDT, 9AM PDT, 3PM PDT and 9PM PDT on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays this event starts at 12AM (midnight) PDT, 6AM PDT, 12PM (noon), PDT and 6PM PDT. 
150% (or 50% bonus on top of a already 100% rate) XP will run from March 16th 12:01AM PDT to March 31st 11:59PM PDT. 
14th - 17th anniversary content will run from March 16 at 12:01AM PDT to May 10th 11AM PDT. 
5th - 13th anniversary content will run from April 12th 12:01AM PDT May 10th 11AM PDT. 
Bristlebane Days (the event), Starts 03/22/2017 00:00; Ends 04/05/2017 23:00. 
Hardcore Heritage 1 & 2 - zone_blackburrow zone_cazicthule, Starts 05/10/2017 00:00; Ends 05/24/2017 23:00. 
Hardcore Heritage 3 & 4 - zone_gukbottom zone_unrest, Starts 05/24/2017 00:00; Ends 06/07/2017 23:00. 
Hardcore Heritage 5 & 6 - zone_crushbone zone_permafrost, Starts 06/07/2017 00:00; Ends 06/21/2017 23:00. 
Hardcore Heritage 7 & 8 - zone_mistmoore zone_soldungb, Starts 06/21/2017 00:00; Ends 07/19/2017 23:00.

Hardcore Heritage 9 - zone_sebilis, Starts 5/16/2017 00:00; Ends 6/20/2017 23:00.

Death, Death, Death!, Starts 07/19/2017 00:00; Ends 08/02/2017 23:00. 
Living Legacy 1 & 2 - IRA Marathon and IRA Sprint, Starts 08/02/2017 00:00; Ends 08/16/2017 23:00. 
Living Legacy 3 & 4 - Endurance and Avatar of Despair, Starts 08/16/2017 00:00; Ends 08/30/2017 23:00. 


Update #70

Updated Items: Tome: Amplified Frenzy Rk. III ;  Tome: Demolishing Volley Rk. III ;  Spell: Speed of the Brood ;  Spell: Hoar Frost Rk. III ;  Full C.O.B.B. Chest ;  Rage Sorcerer Cap ;  Rage Sorcerer Bracer ;  Rage Sorcerer Gloves ;  Gila Monster Hatchling Bile ;  Curing Kit ;  Rage Sorcerer Trousers ;  Rage Sorcerer Sleeves ;  Rage Sorcerer Sandals ;  Rage Sorcerer Robe ;  Scuffed Journeyman's Rucksack 

Click Read More to see the rest of the updates.

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March 2017 Patch


March 15, 2017

*** Highlights ***

- We’ve finished two Player Designed Missions that groups of players created with the development team during SOE Live 2014. “Fippy’s Further Revenge” and “Delving into Frostcrypt” are new tasks for the 18th Anniversary, starting Thursday, March 16, 2017. In addition to this, explore Norrath through the anniversary quest “Tsaph’s Day Off.”
- - There are also NEW rewards available on jubilant merchants for Commemorative Coins! Look for them in the Special Celebratory Goods section of your Find window in the Plane of Knowledge!

*** Items ***

- Corrected the spelling of Hero's Band.
- Extruded Underfoot Diamond now stacks to 100.
- Added Brass Resonance to Circlet of Umbra and the Invested Circlet of Umbra.
- Corrected the description on a number of items that are no longer used in tradeskills but do not have an item conversion option.

*** Tradeskills ***

- Jewelers can now select their cutting or setting tool using the convert item button as well as their jewelry bag.
- The tradeskill trainers in Crescent Reach will train you in their recipes if you are above the skill that the training offers.
- The merchants in Abysmal Sea that offer free tradeskill quests will now train you in prerequisite recipes when accepting the quest, once you have earned the refinement ability for that tradeskill.

*** Quests And Events ***

- Run, You Fools! (Group) - Fixed an issue that could cause the completion of the "By The Power of Dead Skulls" achievement in this mission to be unreliable. It should be more reliable now. If you let Taros get the final hit on enough targets, you should get the achievement.
- On Behest of the Emperor and Others' Things (Heroic Adventures) - These no longer share a replay timer.
- The Prince (Raid) - Added a specific message when the Prince has become fully enraged.
- Unstable Creation (Raid) - This no longer requires 18 players to trigger once House of Thule has been open on that server for 3 months or more.
- The Blade of Sirrik (Quest) - The Gleaming Serrated Blade can now drop from any black reaver in the City of Mist.
- Three new missions have been added for EverQuest's 18th Anniversary:
- - Fippy is restless again. Find a sloshed gnoll in the Plane of Knowledge to give Fippy a hand. 
- - Help Firiona Vie stop Lanys T'Vyl's quest to dominate Norrath! Find her associate, Sionachie Heartsinger in the Plane of Knowledge.
- - Accompany Tsaph Katta himself as he tours the many ancient spires and dragon circles of Norrath!
- Lowered the level of the ballista in one of the Plane of Health errands to make it so they can be killed at a reasonable pace by lower level characters.
- Wanderer Astobin in the Plane of Knowledge now offers the Spell: Instinctual Panic as one of the rewards for an Ethereal Parchment.
- Thin Strands of Golden Silk should now drop on non-progression servers.
- Lost Dungeons of Norrath reward points have been increased for more difficult adventure types.
- - Kill count type adventures have not changed.
- - Collect type adventures now reward 20% more points.
- - Boss type adventures now reward 50% more points.
- - Hostage rescue type adventures now reward 75% more points.

*** Spells ***

- Fixed an issue where pets summoned with certain levels of Enhanced Minion had incorrect Cloaks of Enhancement equipped:
- - Beastlord, Magician, and Necromancer pets between level 86 and 105 with Enhanced Minion XV and XVI
- - Beastlord, Magician, and Necromancer pets between level 81 and 85 using Enhanced Minion VII - XII
- - Magician and Beastlord pets between level 71 and 75 using Enhanced Minion I and II
- Druid - Reduced the efficiency of some Damage over Time spells that were combined in last month's update.
- Druid - Lowered the damage dealt by all spells in the Chill of the Natureward line.
- Shaman - Converted Falhotep's Malosenia and Livio's Malosenia to cast the highest rank you know of their component spells. You will now be charged the correct cost for the DoT they use. Higher ranks of these spells have lower recast times.
- Shaman - DoT spells that were consolidated in the last update are now less efficient and will do less damage than before. They will still do substantially more damage than before they were consolidated.
- Shaman - Corrected a problem that made Sephry's Malady (and earlier spells in the line) do less damage per tick than Breath of Hemocoraxius (and earlier spells in that line).

*** NPCs ***

- It is no longer possible to spawn infinite black reaver NPCs in City of Mist by setting up a situation where the encounter cannot spawn the unique NPC because it's already up.

*** Progression Servers ***

- Event NPCs in The Halls of Betrayal (ChardokB), The Caverns of Exile (SoldungC), The Plane of Mischief, and Veksar will be treated as bosses.

*** Miscellaneous ***

- Players can now get onto the floating ruins of Atrebe's Lab while in the non-instance version of Kor-Sha (not applicable for raids).
- Veksar, The Halls of Betrayal (ChardokB), and The Caverns of Exile (SoldungC) now have load balancing enabled.
- All Legacy of Ykesha zones have load balancing enabled.
- The number of characters necessary to trigger a new load balanced zone (pickzone) has been adjusted to better reflect the amount of combatable population in each zone. In the vast majority of cases, the threshold has been lowered, meaning it will be easier to trigger the new pickzone, requiring fewer characters in a zone to do so than before the update.
- Additionally, when a pickzone's population drops below the threshold, it may lock. Players will be alerted when a pickzone locks and will have 15 minutes to leave the zone before it closes. If players do not leave, they will get teleported to the main zone after the time expires.
- Fixed an issue that could cause Address Book files with invalid filenames to get generated in the client directory.
- Fixed an issue where the Looking For Players information wouldn't properly display for the guild that is looking for players. Search Guilds was unaffected and would still show the guild in the search results.
- Changed the chat color description for 'Membership Restriction Messages' to 'System Messages' to properly reflect what they're actually used for. This aligns with the Chat Filter 'System Messages'.

*** UI ***

- Added the item overflow window available through /itemoverflow. This window will be utilized in the future.
- Fixed a bug that could cause an item description to not properly appear for some abilities.
- Added the ability to enable the display of timestamps in your chat windows.
- - The display of timestamps defaults to off but can be customized per window.
- - Available formats are hh:mm:ss, hh:mm, or mm:ss.
- - The default color of timestamp text matches the color of the chat channel it corresponds to. This setting can be toggled, and the timestamps can instead display in a uniform custom color per window.
- - Tell windows can also have their timestamp settings customized like normal chat windows.
- Fixed a crash issue when a character had too many zone lockouts.

*** Previously Updated ***

- Some spells that should be available when Planes of Power opens are now available when this expansion opens on progression servers.
- Phinigel - Fixed an issue that was causing an inability to access to Plane of Hate instance.

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EverQuest II
Update Notes: Tuesday March 14, 2017

US EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 7:00AM PT (3 PM UTC) for an update. Estimated downtime is less than 2 hours.

All EU servers will come offline at 9:00 PM PT (4 AM UTC March 15th) for this update. Downtime is anticipated to be approximately 2 hours.

Update notes for this downtime can be found in the Game Update Notes forum once they're available.

Defeating the final boss in Kunark Ascending [Solo] and [Advanced Solo] instances now grant bonus experience.

Expert Zones
All expert versions of heroic and raid zones will now exit players to Obulus Frontier near the portal summoner. Normal versions of the zones will continue to exit players into their respective entrance locations.

Kaesora: Tomb of the Venerated [All Versions]
Implosion will no longer break Chatizad's and Zannaska's pathing.

Lost City of Torsis: The Shrouded Temple [Heroic]
The Meld of Haze should now return to combat after all group members are cleared of Lost in the Fog

Brokenskull Bay: Hoist the Yellow Jack [Heroic]
Adventurers are given more time to stop damaging Captain Krasnok before he and his crew becomes epic.

Arcanna'se Spire: Order and Chaos [Raid]
Shanaira the Prestigious has had her combat mitigation reduced to account for recent changes based on values a full raid of fully geared tier 3 raid force with max ascension levels would be able to overcome.

Vaedenmoor, Realm of Despair [Raid]
Setri Lureth has had her combat mitigation reduced to account for recent changes based on values a full raid of fully geared tier 3 raid force with max ascension levels would be able to overcome.

Arcanna'se Spire: Order and Chaos [Expert-Raid]
Sporous Plants and Magic Mushrooms in the Botanist Heridal encounter have had their health reduced.

Lost City of Torsis: Reaver's Remnants [Expert Challenge]
Neh'Ashiir has had her health lowered to a more realistic value.

Retribution of the Fallen will now only increase damage for profession spells.
Implosions combo will now trigger off of the initial hit instead of the final hit.
Corrected an issue that prevented Wildfire from triggering its combo on certain tiers of encounters.
Corrected an issue that prevented Scorched Earth from triggering its combo on certain tiers of encounters.

Awakened Epic abilities will no longer be removed when betraying.
Awakened Epic abilities no longer have a plat or status cost to purchase from Polúmetis.

Clinical Trials for Trees - Applying Merza's Sick Tree Ointment to the trees is easier now for those on mounts.
Path to Understanding - Deletion of the quest will now remove the Fetish of Leadership from the character's inventory.
Shellfish Ambassador - Offering shellfish to an ulthork will no longer have a chance of immediately angering the target.
The Shadow Odyssey, Chapter 5: Breaking the Chains - The dimensional anchor in Obelisk of Ahkzul has been overhauled. It should now consistently update the quest when destroyed with the Staff of Theer equipped, even when it is destroyed in one hit.
Thumpy Sticks - The crafted "thumpy stick" now correctly identifies that it is associated with this quest.
Clinical Trials for Trees - Applying Merza's Sick Tree Ointment to the trees should now stop the poison mist from reappearing.
Finding Dolas - The Golden Shackle of Mist drop should now update in Lost City of Torsis: The Shrouded Temple [Expert - Event]

Arcanna'se Spire: Forgotten Sanctum [Heroic]
"The Five Chambers of Protection" has had its required time of completion increased from 6 minutes to 12 minutes.

Crypt of Dalnir: Baron's Workshop [Heroic]
"Put to Rest" has had its required time of completion increased from 8 minutes to 16 minutes.

The Sovereign's Medal - Item description now states that "Sarya Val'Sara, a Nye'Caelona merchant in Obulus Frontier" is the merchant that accepts these coin.
Expert's Channeled Shadow Neckguard has had its potency value corrected
Expert's Bracelet of Bones has had its potency value corrected
Wrist rewards from the quest Hook, Line, and... Anchor? may now be equipped at level 80.
The 3-piece bonus on the Volcanic Percussion set now grants higher bonuses to keep in progression with previous sets.
The 4-piece bonus on the TSO Mystic raid set now debuffs strength instead of multiattack (which raid mobs no longer use).
Several charms in Kurn's Tower that were previously class restricted are now usable by all classes.
The 4-piece TSO raid set bonus for Wizards now grants 15% additional base damage to Fusion II.