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Game Update Notes 4-11-2012

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:54 am
by Goofydoofy
April 11, 2012

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*** Highlights ***



- Destrea Kinmare in the Plane of Knowledge needs your help to stop the cruel experimentation that is underway within The Hatchery. Completing this mission provides a health and mana boost to the Dragonscale Skystrider Mount, which can be purchased in the Marketplace.

- Modified the functionality of prestige items so that armor or weapons with prestige augments inserted do not become prestige.

- Made numerous changes to Tier 3 and Tier 4 Veil of Alaris raids.

- Most items with activated spell effects can now be triggered from within your inventory.

- Maxed tradeskill trophies now produce a 24 slot tradeskill component bag in addition to the 12 slot general carry-all.

- You can now create an Extraplanar Trade Satchel using Extraplanar Silk.

- Reduced the number of players required to experience several older raid events.

- Secalna Galnor can now send you to the tutorial if you are level 10 or lower.

- Corrected an issue where players who had completed non-repeatable tasks in the past were not receiving achievement credit. This should clear up many issues where players were unable to complete the Hero's Journey meta-achievements.

- You can now ask Arias to send you to a different instance of the second Tutorial zone, if the initial instance is too full and another one is available. Just tell him that you [wish] to go.





*** Items ***



- Nearly all items that previously needed to be equipped in order to activate their spell effect should now be useable from your inventory if you are capable of equipping that item. These changes intentionally exclude a number of quest and bane items.

- The Rod of Alsa Thel can now be placed in your bank.

- The Midnight Veil can no longer be stored in banks or real estates.

- The Woodwind Finesse effect on the Twisted Reed Flute will no longer affect PBAE songs.





*** Tradeskills ***



- Maxed tradeskill trophies now produce a 24 slot tradeskill component bag in addition to the 12 slot general carry-all.

- You can now find Extraplanar Silk in Veil of Alaris and House of Thule zones. To find instructions on how to use it to craft an Extraplanar Trade Satchel, visit Bookseller Shoden in Argath or Sherin Matrick in the Plane of Knowledge.

- Looted cultural crafting components now have small coin and tribute values.

- Added a coin or tribute value to many looted poison and jewelry tradeskilling components.





*** Quests & Events ***



- Destrea Kinmare in the Plane of Knowledge needs your help to stop the cruel experimentation that is underway within The Hatchery. Completing this mission provides a health and mana boost to the Dragonscale Skystrider Mount, which can be purchased in the Marketplace.

- Time and Tides raid - Lowered the initial DPS of High Priests within the raid.

- Time and Tides raid - Those who are currently on top of a High Priest’s hate list should no longer receive a whirlpool emote.

- Time and Tides raid - Increased the amount of time characters have to respond to the whirlpool emote.

- Time and Tides raid - Decreased the radius of the whirlpool effect.

- Two Sides of the Stone raid - Significantly lowered the amount of HP Vision or Decay will heal when a condition is "failed".

- Two Sides of the Stone raid - Characters who are dead and unable to follow the "jump" emote will no longer trigger the fail condition.

- Two Sides of the Stone raid - Characters now have a little more time to execute their "jumps" and remove "filth".

- Unearthing Alra raid - Clarified the effect of each tower.

- Unearthing Alra raid - Made a number of changes to the messaging to better explain some previously ambiguous mechanics.

- Cacophony of Power raid - Decreased the mana drain on Dissonance of Depletion.

- Order of Three raid - Removed an unnamed exploit.

- Order of Three raid - Decreased the melee damage of all three main bosses.

- Order of Three raid and mission- The long-term debuffs (Life Enhancing Light, Coat of Oilflowers, Song for the Sea, and Coat of Roiling Water) no longer prevent out of combat regen.

- Order of Three raid and mission - Reduced the radius of Bonds of Guilt and changed the spell's effect from a long snare to a short stun.

- Fumerak the Quintessence raid - Fixed a number of bugs, reduced the damage output of Fumerak and its adds, and improved the messaging.

- The Triune God raid - Prevented the Blinding Lights from moving in a cluster and affecting avatar pathing.

- The Triune God raid - Reduced the sphere of influence sizes for Blinding Lights, Filth Clouds, and personal charm effects. Blinding Lights no longer has a knockback component, and its damage has been reduced.

- The Triune God raid - In the first phase, now only 4 of 8 crystal shards need to be destroyed. You also can damage the Triunity for up to 10% of its health, instead of 5%, on each vulnerability window.

- The Triune God raid - Charmed avatars will now stay focused on attacking crystal shards.

- The Triune God raid - In the second phase, the HP of crystal relics has been reduced by 30%, and their vulnerability window has lengthened.

- The Triune God raid - A checkpoint has been added after the second phase.

- The Triune God raid - The length of time between several emotes and their consequences has been increased.

- The number of players needed to start the following raids has been reduced to 6: Ancient Heroes - Lady Vox, Ancient Heroes - Lord Nagafen, Big Bynn's Return, Crazok Moonfang, Fippy's Revenge, Ralkor's Crystals, The Fanged Moon, and The Soulbleeder Must Bleed.

- Reduced from 4 to 1 the number of players required to be at each altar in the "exiles" portion of the Inktu'ta, the Unmasked Chapel raid.

- The number of players required for the following events has been reduced from 18 to 6: Muramite Proving Ground raid trials, and Erdna the Sleeping Giant in The Steppes.

- 13th Anniversary quests - Removed the option for 1 AA point as a reward. The quests now grant a small amount of experience upon completion.

- 13th Anniversary quests - Lowered the re-use time of the mining pick used in "Responsible Mining".

- 13th Anniversary quests - Corrected a few issues with "Ferocious Feralings" and "Rumor Has It...".

- 13th Anniversary quests - Added an achievement related to the missions.

- 13th Anniversary mission - The AA reward has been increased to 5 AA points, but may now only be selected once.

- 13th Anniversary raid rewards - Players who have already completed the raid should be granted a reward set via their raid achievement. The reward set allows you to select either augmentation that drops from the event. This choice is only granted once. Subsequent victories will allow you to choose between receiving factions or experience.

- Quests granting reward sets that offer faction gains will now adjust opposing factions accordingly.





*** Spells ***



- Enchanter - Increased the damage on Mana Reiteration Strike and Mana Repercussion strike.

- Magician - Exigent Minions and Exigent Servants have discovered a new ability that will only work against certain strong raid targets.





*** NPC ***



- Fixxin is in a great mood due to the 13th anniversary and will be more likely to chat with folks that he normally does not like.

- Geniveve, the Tribute Master in Crescent Reach, will now accept the tribute of any race, not just Drakkins.

- Laurentiu and Marilena in Goru`Kar Mesa are more willing to accept the help of higher level adventurers undertaking the Hero's Journey.

- Secalna Galnor can now send you to the tutorial if you are level 10 or lower.

- Corrected an issue where Cook Idriak was not accepting the Ripe Bixie Heads for his task "Heads Above the Rest".





*** AA ***



- Enchanter - Mesmerization Mastery is now restricted to single-target mez spells only. Area-of-effect spells are not extended.





*** Achievements ***



- To complete the "7th Anniversary Tasks" achievement, you now only need to finish one of the three tasks.

- Added a list of tasks to the Alaran Language Master achievement that shows the language points for the completion of various task groups.

- Corrected an issue where players who had completed non-repeatable tasks in the past were not receiving achievement credit. This should clear up many issues where players were unable to complete the Hero's Journey meta-achievements.





*** Progression Servers ***



- Small Grease Jar Sketches are now available.





*** Mercenaries ***



- Bloodbone Skeleton tank mercenaries will now keep the attention of their targets as reliably as other mercenaries.

- The following caster DPS mercenaries now cast at the same speed and generate the same amount of hate as other mercenaries - Amygdalan, Aviak, Bloodbone Skeleton, Dragorn, Gingerbread Man, Girplan, Hadal, Marionette, Rallosian Ork, Sarnak, and Swinetor.





*** Miscellaneous ***



- Added two small signs in the Guild Lobby to signify which door will take you to a standard guild hall and which door will take you to a real estate guild hall.

- You can now ask Arias to send you to a different instance of the second Tutorial zone, if the initial instance is too full and another one is available. Just tell him that you [wish] to go.

- Made it so that members that do not have access to prestige items will no longer be able to insert a prestige augmentation into an item.

- Modified the functionality of prestige items so that armor or weapons with prestige augments inserted do not become prestige.

--- The item slot now appears purple when an item has an augment that is prestige (but the item itself is still enabled).

--- When examining the item, the item name will appear purple, and any augments that are disabled as a result of being prestige appear red.

--- If the item itself is prestige, and disabled as a result, then prestige augments are factored into the item display stats.

--- If the item itself is not prestige, then disabled prestige augments are not factored into the item display stats.





*** UI ***



- Made it so that every UI window will have the "Help" option in its right click menu.

- Fixed an oversight where the "Style_Qmarkbox" didn't actually make the window display its "?" in the title bar. Now it will.

- Converted all the locations from defining the visibility of the "?" in code to the XML file instead.

- Added the "DecalSize" and "Location" properties to the ListboxColumn UI type. This allows custom UI designers to specify the size and positioning of graphical elements within list boxes. This has been implemented in the EQUI_MarketplaceWnd.xml for an example.





- Changed -

EQUI_AAWindow.xml

EQUI_AdventureLeaderboardWnd.xml

EQUI_AdventureRequestWnd.xml

EQUI_AdventureStatsWnd.xml

EQUI_AlertHistoryWnd.xml

EQUI_AltStorageWnd.xml

EQUI_AudioTriggersWindow.xml

EQUI_BandolierWnd.xml

EQUI_BankWnd.xml

EQUI_BarterMerchantWnd.xml

EQUI_BarterSearchWnd.xml

EQUI_BarterWnd.xml

EQUI_BigBankWnd.xml

EQUI_BodyTintWnd.xml

EQUI_ClaimWnd.xml

EQUI_CombatAbilityWnd.xml

EQUI_DynamicZoneWnd.xml

EQUI_FellowshipWnd.xml

EQUI_FriendsWnd.xml

EQUI_GiveWnd.xml

EQUI_GuildBankWnd.xml

EQUI_GuildManagementWnd.xml

EQUI_HotButtonWnd.xml

EQUI_Inventory.xml

EQUI_ItemExpTransferWnd.xml

EQUI_JournalNPCWnd.xml

EQUI_LeadershipWnd.xml

EQUI_LFGuildWnd.xml

EQUI_LootWnd.xml

EQUI_MailAddressBookWindow.xml

EQUI_MailCompositionWindow.xml

EQUI_MailWindow.xml

EQUI_MarketplaceWnd.xml

EQUI_MerchantWnd.xml

EQUI_NewPointMerchantWnd.xml

EQUI_PetInfoWindow.xml

EQUI_PlayerCustomizationWnd.xml

EQUI_PointMerchantWnd.xml

EQUI_PotionBeltWnd.xml

EQUI_PvPLeaderboardWnd.xml

EQUI_PvPStatsWnd.xml

EQUI_QuantityWnd.xml

EQUI_RaidWindow.xml

EQUI_RealEstateItemsWnd.xml

EQUI_RealEstateLayoutDetailsWnd.xml

EQUI_RealEstateManageWnd.xml

EQUI_RealEstateNeighborhoodWnd.xml

EQUI_RealEstatePlotSearchWnd.xml

EQUI_RealEstatePurchaseWnd.xml

EQUI_SendMoneyWnd.xml

EQUI_SkillsWindow.xml

EQUI_SpellBookWnd.xml

EQUI_StoryWnd.xml

EQUI_TaskSelectWnd.xml

EQUI_TaskTemplateSelectWnd.xml

EQUI_TaskWnd.xml

EQUI_TitleWnd.xml

EQUI_TradeskillWnd.xml

EQUI_TradeWnd.xml

EQUI_TrainWindow.xml

EQUI_TributeBenefitWnd.xml

EQUI_TributeMasterWnd.xml

EQUI_TributeTrophyWnd.xml

EQUI_VoiceMacroWnd.xml

EQUI_VoteResultsWnd.xml

EQUI_VoteWnd.xml

EQUI_ZoneGuideWnd.xml

EQUI_ZonePathWnd.xml

SIDL.xml





*** Previously Updated ***



- Corrected an issue that could prevent players from requesting Bobo Gleemaker's mission 'This Ain't Right'.







- The EverQuest Team

Re: Game Update Notes 4-11-2012

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:11 pm
by Ceruis
Oh...how...sweet.

Re: Game Update Notes 4-11-2012

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:50 pm
by Goofydoofy
Ya, I beat you to it on both forums. Suck it!