Update Notes: Tuesday April 18, 2017

US EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 7:00 AM 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 April 19th) 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.



POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Vaedenmoor: Realm of Despair [Raid]

  • The number of adds in the Raenha, Sister of Remorse encounter should no longer grow for each successful threshold passed.
  • The number of adds in the Raenha, Sister of Remorse encounter required to be killed if the script is failed should no longer grow.
  • Deaths in the Raenha, Sister of Remorse encounter still affect add numbers.
  • Respawn speed on adds in the Raenha, Sister of Remorse encounter are no longer affected by reuse debuffs (in players' favor).
  • All adds in the Raenha encounter now count toward the add count mechanic.

Ruins of Kaesora: Ancient Xalgozian Temple [Raid]

  • Xalgoz should now send a warning message for his event at 5%.

Ssraeshza Temple: Inner Sanctum [Heroic]

  • Stonefang's ability, Shed Scales, no longer targets mercenaries.

ABILITIES

  • Glacial Freeze will no longer reduce the level of a player in duels.

ITEMS

  • Frozen Wall of Recollection's protection value has been brought in line with other TSO raid shields.

QUESTS

  • Case of the Missing Headpiece - Chancellor Thanial Vylardin now updates the quest, even if you are working on the scout Epic 2.0.
  • Zek, the Scourge Wastes - Scourge of the Scourge now updates only when slaying orcs specifically stated by the quest.

STORMHOLD

  • Corrected an issue that reduced auto-attack damage on TLE servers.

Update Notes: Tuesday February 14, 2017

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

All EU servers will come offline at 9:00 PM PT (5 AM UTC February 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.



POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Arcanna'se Spire: Forgotten Sanctum [Heroic]

  • Sabellah'Xen, Keeper of Fire's adds now despawn when he is defeated or when his encounter is reset.
  • Caelan'Gael, Keeper of Growth's adds now despawn when he is defeated or when his encounter is reset.
  • Lachina, Defender of Magics' adds now despawn when she is defeated or when his encounter is reset.

Kaesora: Xalgozian Stronghold [Heroic]

  • General Janosz's adds now despawn when he is defeated or when his encounter is reset.

The Ruins of Cabilis [Heroic]

  • Smith Xzatik's adds now despawn when he is defeated or when his encounter is reset.
  • War Baron Eator's adds now despawn when he is defeated or when his encounter is reset.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
General

  • Corrected a bug that allowed pets and swarm pets to not be affected by stat caps.

Channeler

  • Truespirit Rift should no longer interfere with wards.

Bruiser

  • Removed the proc description from the Void Strike buff as it was causing too much confusion. You will now have to scribe and cast Void Strike, then examine Lightning Fists to view the increase in damage.

Warlock

  • Increased Draw from the Void damage.
  • Dark Aggravation may now spell or ability doublecast.

Ranger

  • Increased the base damage of the Heartseeker Hawk's abilities.

Beastlord

  • Prospective Fix for several Beastlord abilities healing enemy encounters.

QUESTS

  • Missions from The Shadow Odyssey, Sentinel's Fate, Destiny of Velious, Scourge Keep and fabled dungeons can now be filtered in the "Mission Timer" tab of your Journal.

PUBLIC QUESTS

  • Mudfin hydromancers are now a bit more difficult to damage.

Update Notes: Friday February 10, 2017

All US and EU EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Friday, February 10th, 2016 at 7:00AM PDT (3 PM UTC) for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately two hours.


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


 

GENERAL
  • A filter has been added to the missions list in the quest journal.
ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
Mystic
  • Replaced a dropped digit in the adept Strength of the Ancestors.
Illusionist
  • Corrected an issue with Chronal Mastery that was preventing the fervor effect from applying to the entire group.
Summoners
  • Pet Weapon Mastery will no longer overwrite Planeswalker or Reaper default weapon with a weaker weapon.
Necromancer
  • Reaper's Soul Drain will no longer heal the Reaper's target.
Warlock
  • The triggered effect of Void Mastery is now named Void Surge.
Wizard
  • Corrected an issue with Fiery Blast clearing the recorded damage value when it double casts. Fiery Blast no longer double casts and will instead multiply damage based off of Spell and/or Ability Doublecast.
Templar
  • Impart Faith should now cast at the correct base ward value. If you have the same tier of spell in Shield of Faith the ward values should be identical.
ITEMS
  • Corrected several cases where TSO set effects were dealing less damage with their upgraded versions (eg. Life Drain II was doing more damage than Life Drain III).
QUESTS
  • The mission, Crypt Jaunt, in Crypt of Dalnir: Baron's Workship [Heroic], can now be completed.
  • "An Unfinished Catalogue" in Lost City of Torsis: Reaver's Remnants [Heroic] can now be un-unfinished.
  • Shades of Drinal: Trial of Everafter - Drinal's Steward, located at Ashen Tower, will now respond appropriately, even if you have completed "Shades of Drinal: Great and Small"
  • Feast for a Gift - A failure string has been added for those who do not meet the requisites for this quest, when shared.
  • Quests Awakening Bonds: Forks in the Road - Zealots of Grozmok, ghostly bats and impurity mobs required for these updates have had their difficulty reduced.

 

Update Notes: Tuesday February 7, 2017

All US and EU EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, February 7th, 2016 at 7:00AM PDT (3 PM UTC) for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately two hours.


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


 

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
  • All raid encounters above tier 1 now have a base mitigation increased based off of expected mitigation debuff values.
  • All tier 3 and higher raids have had their panic mechanic made a bit more forgiving.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
General
  • Plane Shift will no longer apply an illusion to epic 2.0 pets.
  • Corrected a bug in Battle Coordination that prevented the application of Open Wounds to the casters group.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented summoner epic 2.0 pets from casting their epic attacks.
  • Glacial Freeze will no longer have its duration reduced by harmonization.
Summoner
  • Planeswalker and Reaper may now be Flash Cast.
  • Planeswalker and Reaper pets will now benefit from all pet enhancement AA's except where the enhancement is for hate gain.
  • Energy Clash will now be able to be cast with Reaper or Planeswalker pets.
Monk
  • Reduced the amount of damage that gets reflected with Master's Interpose.
Guardian
  • Guardian will now cast the triggered effect. Moved the maximum melee damage effects to the triggered effect.
Templar
  • Impart Faith will now cause Shield of Faith to cast a second effect which carriers the noxious, elemental and physical wards to correct an overwrite issue.
Illusionist
  • Timelord will now use the correct tier based cooldown.
Mystic
  • Smoothed out the duration increase granted by Strength of the Ancestors so that the larger portion of the increase comes from higher tiers of the spell.
Assassin
  • Shadow Agent will now use the correct buff package.
Etherealist
  • Implosion will no longer cause the target to teleport to the assisted player, if pass through targeting was used.
ITEMS
  • The Awakened Dragon's Temper now grants DPS instead of ae autoattack chance.

Update Notes: Tuesday January 31, 2017

All US EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 at 7:00AM PT (3 PM UTC) for an update. Estimated downtime could be up to 2 hours.

All EU servers will come offline at 9:00 PM PT (5 AM UTC February 1st) 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.


POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Lost City of Torsis: Reaver's Remnants[Challenge Heroic]

  • Neh'Ashiir has had her max health reduced.

Isle of Vul

  • Reduced the control immunity on Fathad Zastim.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT

  • Spell Weapon Damage Bonus and Weapon Damage Bonus have been consolidated into one stat, Weapon Damage Bonus.
  • Corrected an issue with Glacial Freeze that would cause the targets to heal after returning to their natural level.
  • Pass Judgement will now correctly grant a Fervor component to Heretic's Destruction instead of Fervor Overcap.
  • Targets of Oration of Sacrifice may now trigger Fierce Combat for the entire duration of the effect at a maximum of once per 1.5 seconds.
  • Unfetter will now correctly remove the stealth component to Hidden Assault.
  • Corrected an issue with Shadow Trickery's fervor effect not applying correctly. Added the amount of fervor increased to the examine of Shadow Trickery.

ITEMS

  • Reduced block chance on several non-shield TSO items that were incorrectly set too high.
  • Corrected the 4-piece set bonus on TSO Inquisitor raid armor to stack with the class focus.
  • Added resists to all mercenary accolades.
  • Epic weapon damage procs now do the appropriate damage type.
  • Greater Relics are no longer flagged as Prestige.

QUESTS

  • The Warriors Call: Volume III - Pages for Potions, Transcendence of Life and Death Volume II should now have more spawns and spawn in Wizard's Den additionally.
  • Corrected an issue with The Warrior's Call: Volume IV where a player could get stuck if they left the Keep after completing the puzzle but without speaking to Slaviss.
  • Into the Maw: Corrected an issue that prevented players who killed Zastim out of order from bypassing the barrier.
  • Convenient Conversion - Deletion of the quest now removes "Convert of the Silver Reaper Robe" from player inventory.
  • Fighter Epic Quests - Srilk should now be seen by your entire group.

Update Notes: Tuesday January 24, 2017

The U.S. EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 7:00AM PST for an update. The EU Server will be updated at 5:00AM London Time on January 25.

Estimated downtime is approximately two hours.

Update notes for this downtime can be found in the Game Update Notes forum once they're available.
POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Vaedenmoor: Realm of Despair [Raid]
  • High end difficulty encounters have had their "Panic" mechanic made a bit more lenient toward the beginning of the encounter.
  • Vhaksiz the Shade has had his health adjusted.
Ruins of Kaesora: Ancient Xalgozian Temple [Raid]
  • Xalgoz has had his health adjusted.
  • Xalgoz's Staff of Control should now correctly be able to be used on Xagloz but is still not a required item to defeat his encounter.
  • The Strathbone Runelord should no longer remain immune to damage at low health for an extended amount of time.
Crypt of Dalnir: The Kly Stronghold [Raid]
  • The Kly has had his health adjusted.
Lost City of Torsis: Ashiirian Court [Raid]
  • Lord Rak'Ashiir has had his health adjusted.
Tomb of the Mad Crusader [Raid]
  • Xebnok the Wretched no longer charms players.
Lair of Haunts [Quest Zone]
  • Corrected an issue that caused the zone to not allow a group to zone in.
  • Tombwatch L'Drykk can no longer be charmed.
Arcanna'se Spire: Order and Chaos [Raid]
  • The botanist will now spawn plants slightly faster once engaged.
Kaesora: Tomb of the Venerated [Heroic]
  • The first two nameds, Chatizad and Zannaska, have had their hitpoints reduced and their adds now spawn less frequently.
ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
  • Corrected an issue that would cause Ascension Combos to be heavily influenced by lag.
  • Removing the daze effect that randomly got applied to Double Up.
  • Corrected a bug with the duration of Glacial Freeze which made it to apply for longer than intended.
  • Gift of Bertoxxulous will now cooperate with ascension buffs.
ITEMS
  • Adjusted a number of set bonuses on TSO raid armor to ensure proper ability stacking.
  • Corrected protection values on a number of shields dropped in Innothule and original Kunark overland zones that were too high. Boosted some TSO raid shield protection values to compensate.
QUESTS
  • The Map is a Key. The Key is a Map? will reward a primary hand weapon for Rangers.
  • Awakening Bonds: Once Was Lost... will reward a primary hand weapon for Channelers.
  • Jerol in Village of Shin now offers "Lilly's Letter" to those who have completed "The Heart of Qeynos" and "A Body to Die For".
  • Body to Die For - Lilly now responds appropriately, even if you have completed "The Eyes Have It".

Update Notes: January 12, 2017

Accounts and Purchases will be unavailable beginning at 4 AM PT (Noon UTC) for approximately 2 hours.

All EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 7:00AM PDT (3 PM UTC) for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately two hours.

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



GENERAL
Fixed an issue where client updates for Beastlords would be sent way too frequently.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
General

  • Shady Swashbuckler XVIII - Now offers The Shield of the Magi, for those who have completed "Koada'dal Magi's Craft".
  • Several Heroic bosses have had issues with spawning more adds than was intended. These should now properly spawn the correct number of adds more reliably.

Ruins of Kaesora: Ancient Xalgozian Temple [Raid]

  • Bleeding Bite will now increase the amount of damage taken from all sources.

Kunark Ascending: Raids

  • Achievements for killing Shanaira the Prestigious are no longer hidden.

Crypt of Dalnir: Ritual Chamber [Heroic]

  • The Kly's reflections will now unroot when they receive damage.
  • An achievement has been added for defeating The Kly [Challenge].

Arcanna'se Spire: Repository of Secrets [Heroic]

  • Adds properly despawn for the Tabor'Zaai and Xerxes'Kade encounters.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT

  • Ethereal Mastery, and Ethereal Expertise now use the new Ability Doublecast stat instead of a scripted effect.
  • Double Up now uses the new Ability Doublecast stat instead of a scripted effect.
  • Fixed an issue with certain abilities when using pass-through targeting.
  • Focused Offensive now displays the correct chance to recast any offensive Combat Art on Time-Locked Servers.
  • Reduced the spell tier multiplier on Ethershadow Assassin.
  • Corrected the display on combat mitigation debuffs. They will now show their full reduction after all multipliers in the ability examine and tooltip.
  • Cheap Shot no longer casts a separate 2 second Cheap Shot on termination that only applies to non-heroic targets. Instead, its duration has been increased to 4 seconds and can affect heroic targets that are not immune to stuns.

ITEMS
Gear from The Shadow Odyssey expansion has been upgraded to provide progression for the Time-Locked Expansion Server.

QUESTS

  • Quest targets for "Mending a Broken Land" and "Never Ending Mending of a Broken Land" have been made to respawn faster.
  • You no longer have to wait 18 hours after completing "Mending a Broken Land" to pick up "Never Ending Mending of a Broken Land".
  • Flying wyverns should now count toward "Mending a Broken Land" and "Never Ending Mending of a Broken Land" kills.
  • Spirits in the Streets - Nelik Ulnya will now accept your report from Acolyte Ksylia, even if you have completed "Collective Memory" or "Grobb, Not Forgotten".
  • Collective Memory - Nelik Ulnya will now only offer this quest after "Spirits in the Streets" is completed.
  • Ritual of Bone should now progress normally after speaking with Osh.
  • A Message to Osh - Osh will now respond to those who have used the spiritgate, even if the player is on "Curse of the Magic Thief" or "Awakening Bonds: Forks in the Road."
  • Awakening Bonds: Whispers of the Past - The mortar and pestle will now require the necessary component.
  • How the Mighty Fall - Skalmos is now susceptible to being damaged by the most mighty.
  • The Warriors Call: Volume II – People who used the incorrect forge and now have the Indestructible Hammer and no update should use the Worker’s Sledgemallet to travel to the Forge of Time and Space and click on the correct forge. This will update your quest.

PUBLIC QUESTS

  • Jaled Dar's Shade and The Iksar Hero's hitpoints have been further reduced.
  • Shade of the First Brood - First Brood sentries should no longer spawn under the world.

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!

Update Notes: Tuesday December 6, 2016

All EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 7:00AM PDT* for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately three hours.


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



ASCENSION EXPERIENCE

  • The method for gaining available ascension experience has changed! Based on feedback, you now gain available ascension experience similar to how vitality is gained, about 20,000 per hour online or offline. Additionally, you can acquire items that further increase that amount instantly, up to a maximum of 7,000,000. Members get a 20% bonus to all guided ascension experience earned, the guild buff for level 200+ guilds grants a 10% bonus and you get a 100% bonus for each ascension class of level 10.
  • Guided Ascension scrolls now directly modify the amount of guided ascension experience the character has available.
  • All characters that have at least one level of ascension have been granted four Guided Ascension scrolls to address the loss of Guided Ascension experience some characters experienced with the spell buffs.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
General

  • Shady Swashbuckler is now offering Dread's Visage of Greenmist or Fear's Visage of Greenmist to those who have completed "Kunark Ascending: A Chosen Weapon" but have since lost the weapon.

Crypt of Dalnir: Baron's Workshop

  • The junction box lever should no longer get small characters stuck on it after being pulled.

Lost City of Torsis: The Spectral Market [Heroic]

  • Neh'Ashiir should now be heroic instead of epic X2. This only applies to the non-challenge version of the zone.

Lost City of Torsis: Reaver's Remnants [Heroic]

  • Ongnissim the Unseen has had his health reduced to more manageable levels.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT

  • Converge and Boon of the Damned no longer share the same spell slot, and can now both benefit the same target.
  • Swarthy Deception may now be cast on raid or group friends, and will stack with from multiple casters.
  • Enhance: Reinforcement will now improve duration as well as reuse speed.
  • Hateful Respite will now trigger its threat component instantly, and the threat component is applied over time.

TRADESKILLS

  • Twark Teleport Totem now takes you slightly behind Glibnox's platform rather than on top of it.
  • one of the possible spawn locations of chokidai droppings is no longer inaccessible.
  • Far Seas Harvest Technique will now grant a small bonus to rare harvest chance.
  • Characters without the Far Seas Harvest Technique ability will no longer be able to see shadeweave buds.
  • Far Seas Salvager now grants a chance to double salvage.

ITEMS

  • Guided Ascension scrolls may now be claimed every 22 hours from your Ascension Master.
  • Guided Ascension scrolls are now no-value.
  • Undead Monster Tome - Item is no longer Lore.
  • The Obulus Frontier Garden is now no-value.
  • Wands will no longer lie to you about needing to be 65535 meters away to fire.
  • Multiple items in Shard of Hate have been updated to offer better progression for tank classes.

QUESTS

  • A Mist Call - Advisor Vrizsril no longer acts on a loop, spawning and then running down the hall.
  • Find Sethis Kai - Sethis Kai should no longer find himself in the river below.
  • Shade of the First Brood - Herald of Ganak should no longer drop below his observing point above the Field of Bone.

CENSUS
Fixed a bug where characters who had wardrobe items would not export properly to census.

Update Notes: Tuesday November 15, 2016 (Kunark As

KUNARK ASCENDING
Norrath remains in danger from Lanys T’Vyl, God of Malice, and her pursuit of power! Return to Kunark and adventure through unexplored lands full of strife as a powerful force of iksar plan to overthrow the lich emperor, Venril Sathir. Uncover dungeons long sealed or lost, amassing power and piecing together the history long buried, in an attempt to keep the last Chaos Stone out of Lanys' evil clutches!

It will take great courage to stand against the coming darkness and stop her from ushering in a new age of dominance by the gods. When the Tenets of Hate ascend to godhood, will you stand against them?

Kunark Ascending is the 13th EverQuest II expansion and brings new and exciting adventures to Norrath.

Journey to Obulus Frontier in North Kunark where you’ll explore the ruins of Kaesora, fight through the Crypt of Dalnir in Warslik Woods, traverse the City of Mist, and adventure through more areas both familiar and undiscovered!

KA EXPANSION FEATURES:

  • All new dungeons for Solo, Heroic, and Raid parties alike.
  • 4 new Ascension classes available to all max level characters!
  • Upgrade your epic weapon with all new Epic 2.0 Quests.
  • Gear Up Your Mercenaries – With the new mercenary equipment feature you can now equip your favorite Mercenaries with gear to increase their power.
  • New Wardrobe Tab – Free up space with the new Wardrobe tab. Any relevant items placed into the Wardrobe will be converted into appearances and won’t take up any inventory slots!

ASCENSION CLASSES
Once a character has progressed through the Kunark Ascending signature line, they will gain access to Ascension Classes from Ascension Masters located throughout Obulus Frontier. More information on Ascension may be found here: https://www.everquest2.com/news/kunark-ascending-ascension-class-preview

MERCENARY TRAINING
Mercenaries may now equip two armor and two mercenary only accolade items by default and may be trained to equip more.

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