December 18, 2014 - 15 Days of Frostfell (2nd half) - TDS Final Mission - 15 Days of Frostfell (1st half) - EQResource Holiday Contests! - Frostfell Begins - EQ Resource in-game channel




December 19, 2014 - New Spells & Skills feature!

Did you know that EQResource has a Spells & Skills section?  Players can use this section to look up what Spells and Disciplines their Class gets, at what levels.  There is data for each and every Spell & Discipline which tells what the Spell does.  There is plenty of basic information about each Spell, and much technical information for the more advanced player!


New Feature

To expand on our Spells & Skills section, we've added a "eqstr_us Changes" and "dbstr_us Changes" feature.  You can find this feature on the menu in the Spells & Skills section.

The purpose of this feature is to track string changes and additions for each patch.  I'm sure many of you are wondering exactly what these are, so I'll try to explain a little bit.  Most of the text we see inside the game (help text when you type a command, AA descriptions, Spell descriptions, error messages, etc) is stored as strings inside the eqstr_us and dbstr_us files.  Whenever new features, commands, or other things are added to the game, these string files have to be updated to include the text strings needed for the new content.  Many times these strings are added well in advance to the new content actually being playable, or even announced.  So by monitoring changes and additions to the strings files, you can sometimes see what's coming to the game - before it's officially announced!

We hope you enjoy this new feature!



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December 18, 2014 - 15 Days of Frostfell (2nd half)

We're halfway through the Fifteen Days of Holiday Cheer! Each day during this promotion kicks off something special for EverQuest players. There's bound to be something here that everyone can enjoy!

As mentioned in the previous article, this is the Year of EverQuest! To celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of EverQuest, we're wrapping up the year with FIFTEEN days of holiday cheer. Check out what else is waiting for you in Norrath this holiday...



Friday, December 19 - Double Experience Weekend!

Who doesn't love bonus experience weekends? Starting at 10AM PST on Friday, December 19 and running until 2PM PST on Monday, December 22, 2014 get TWICE the experience you normally would as you adventure in Norrath!



Saturday, December 20 - General Services 25% Off!

Saturday only take up to 25% off everything in the Services/General Category. This includes:

    Potion of Amnesia
    Potion of Disgenderment
    Witness Protection Pack
    Character Transfer Token
    Transmogrification Scroll
    Potion of Companion's Amnesia
    Potion of Mercenary Amnesia
    Alternate Ability Cap Increase
    Spell Rank Cap Increase
    Base Inventory Slot Cap Increase
    Task Cap Increase
    Perfected Augmentation Distiller


   
Sunday, December 21 - Delivery Vouchers and Bayle Marks Up To 30% Off

If you're looking to stock up on either Delivery Vouchers or Bayle Marks, Sunday is the best day to do it! Take up to 30% off these items. Save more by picking these up in bundles.



Monday, December 22 - Mercenary Slots and Character Slots 25% Off

Have you been waiting to pick up extra slots for mercenaries or new characters? Well, then you're in luck because this Monday these services are 25% off!



Tuesday, December 23 - XP Potions on Sale Up to 25% Off

Stock up on a variety of XP potions this Tuesday! Take 25% off Bottle of Adventure and Bottle of Shared Adventure I & II.

What zones will you adventure in while taking advantage of the benefits of these potions?



Wednesday, December 24 - Paintings Up to 50% Off

Are the walls in your home looking a little bare? If so, check out the paintings that the Marketplace offers, and pick some up for up to 50% off this day only!



Thursday, December 25 - Up to 50% Off Marketplace Items With Dragon In Their Name

Take a dragon-sized discount (up to 50%!) on the following items with dragon in their name, found in the Marketplace!

    Dragon Sword Ornament
    Dragonscale Skystrider
    Komodo Dragon Saddle
    Death Dragon Shield Ornament
    Pot of Dragon Gold
    Dragonfly Saddle
    Shield of Dragon Gaze Ornament



Friday, December 26 - Legends of Norrath Packs

Save big when you purchase Legend of Norrath packs for ONLY 99SC from Friday until Sunday, December 28 at 11:59PM PST. Also save up to 40% on Tournament Packs and Booster Boxes.

During these Fifteen Days of Holiday Cheer, there's something for everyone! As we wrap up 2014 and the Year of EverQuest, what were your highlights from the year?



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December 17, 2014 - TDS Finale Group Mission

The Group Mission Confronting Calix is live now, this is a downgrade of the final raid for groupers to see the end of expansion lore!



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December 11, 2014 - 15 Days of Frostfell (1st half)

It's beginning to look a lot like Frostfell... but there are LOTS of things going on in-game for Norrathians to enjoy. This is the Year of EverQuest, and to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of EverQuest, we'll be wrapping up the year with FIFTEEN days of holiday cheer.

Each day during the 15 Days of Holiday Cheer kicks off something special for EverQuest players. Check out what the first few days have to offer!



Friday, December 12 - Double Faction & Double Rare Spawns

Looking to raise your faction? Are you hunting down a rare spawn? Starting on Friday at 10AM PST, and running until Sunday, December 14 at 11:59PM PST you'll be able to take advantage of double of both of these things!



Saturday, December 13 - All Severed Hand Mounts on Sale, Before They Escape To The Vault!

Starting Saturday, all of the severed hands mounts will be on sale for 400SC. This sale will run until Saturday, December 20 at 11:59PM PST.

Get them while you can. After this sale ends, these items will be retired to the Norrathian Vault, and will no longer be available as a normal item in the Marketplace.



Sunday, December 14 - Experience Potions 50% Off!

Shared Bottle III and Bottle of Adventure III will both be 50% off this Sunday only! Don't miss your chance to stock up on these items.



Monday, December 15 - Housing Pets 10% Off

Take an extra 10% off EVERY item in the Housing/Pet category! What's your favorite housing pet? Here are a few that I like:



Tuesday, December 16 - Statue Sale!

Looking for a statue bust for your home? If so, take 50% off the following statue items! You can find these all in the Housing Furniture section of the Marketplace:
    Drakkin Male Bust Statue
    Large Male Bust Statue
    Dwarf Bust Statue
    Female Bust Statue
    Slim Male Bust Statue
    Drakkin Female Bust Statue
    Teir`Dal Female Warrior Statue
    Teir`Dal Male Warrior Statue



Wednesday, December 17 - Hero's Forge Armor Sets

Looking to gear up in the latest Hero's Forge fashions? Take up to 25% off ANY of the many sets currently available in the Marketplace. Look for these under Appearances/Armor Visuals.



Thursday, December 18 - Big Discounts on Special Housing Items

Take a HUGE discount (up to 50%!) on everything in the Housing/Special category in the Marketplace. This includes:
    Guild Writ of the Sunrise
    Door to No Where Package
    Primary Anchor Package
    Grand Guild Hall Package
    Palatial Guild Hall Package
    Grand Guild Hall and Writ Bundle
    Palatial Guild Hall and Writ Bundle


There are a lot of awesome things planned for the rest of the 15 Days of Holiday Cheer coming out December 19-December 26. We'll announce the other days of holiday cheer toward the end of next week! What are you most excited for?



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December 10, 2014 - Patch tomorrow 12/11

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 4:00 AM Pacific* in preparation for the December game update. The servers are estimated to be unavailable for approximately four hours.

Check it out in your timezone (be sure to set it to your time zone!) in our Calendar

Spell Changes: http://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=12112014

Update Notes:
December 11, 2014
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*** Highlights ***
- The Darkened Sea Collector's Edition now comes with additional items! If you purchase this edition, or have purchased it in the past, you now receive a whistle item that summons a parrot to teleport you to Brother Island. You also receive your choice of one of three Battle Cat Mounts! If you own the Collector's Edition, you may purchase additional Battle Cat Mounts on the Marketplace for your characters.
- On December 12th the 15 Days of Frostfell start! Each day, something unique will be offered in the form of events or sales on items in the Marketplace. Check the website and Marketplace daily to see what we have in store!
- The traditional Frostfell Marketplace items return on December 14th.
- New Hero's Forge armor sets will be available January 14th! The Thaell Ew set can be crafted, but only if you can unlock the secrets from Armorer Xochtli on Thuliasaur Island. The Arx Mentis set can be obtained from Researcher Orbiana in Katta Castrum: Deluge, for the right price.
- Added a group version of the final raid in Arx Mentis, which will be available December 17th. Speak with Firiona in Katta Castrum: Deluge. If you have completed all the progression she will have something for your [group] to do.
- The progression requirements for traveling to Brother Island have been removed.
- Chests can now be found at the end of most missions in The Darkened Sea.


*** Items ***
- New Hero's Forge armor sets will be available January 14th! The Thaell Ew set can be crafted, but only if you can unlock the secrets from Armorer Xochtli on Thuliasaur Island. The Arx Mentis set can be obtained from Researcher Orbiana in Katta Castrum: Deluge, for the right price.
- Fixed Irae Faycite Shard: Vigorous Strike and Irae Faycite Shard: Reefcrawler Blade Strike so they can be equipped.
- Increased the focus caps on TDS global drop raid gear to level 105.
- Changed Jonas Dagmire's Skeletal Parrot so the correct maximum stats are visible when inspecting the item.
- Changed the delay on basic 2h weapons in TDS to 30.
- Most Raid Elder Seals have had their required and recommended levels slightly increased.
- Fireshard Ring and Magi Blaster Gauntlet now require Level 95 to use.
- Raid Elder Seals for Leather and Chain now have the correct classes.
- Etherbolt, the spell cast by clicking the Etherbolt Ring, will now do damage properly.
- Distillate of Clarity XIV - XVIII will now regenerate the amount of mana that the description indicates it should.
- Distillate of Spirituality XVIII will now regenerate the amount of HP and mana that the description indicates it should.
- Knowledge of the Past XV will now regenerate the amount of HP that the description indicates it should.
- The Preservation of the Ancestors and Rejuvenation of the Ancestors effects on Tideworn Coat of the Diviner, Highwater Coat of the Diviner, Deepfathom Spiritwalker Coat, and Darkwater Spiritwalker Coat will now work properly.


*** Quests & Events ***
- The traditional Frostfell events begin on December 14th.
- Added a group version of the final raid in Arx Mentis, which will be available December 17th. Speak with Firiona in Katta Castrum: Deluge. If you have completed all the progression she will have something for your [group] to do.
- Crying for the Dead - Creating the Full Degmar Inkwell in any zone will now give you quest credit. If you have already gotten past this step and used the inkwell, you can hail Thubr in Degmar for credit.
- August Ore and August Animal Pelts now drop in Heroic Adventures from The Darkened Sea.
- Chests can now be found at the end of most missions in The Darkened Sea.
- It is no longer possible to trigger event success before achieving actual success when fighting Principal Vicarum Nomia.
- Several Heroic Adventures should no longer become gated by NPCs becoming non-combatable when certain events occur.
- Physical Resonance and Chain Drag will now properly do damage.
- The Fungal Corruption - The Crystalline Water will now correctly create the Fungal Antidote item when used.
- Burn Out - Mischievous Flameshield, cast by a tiny avatar of Ro, will now work correctly.


*** Spells ***
- Bard - Increased the damage on all ranks of Fjilnauk's Insult to match the standard upgrade.
- Beastlord - Visoracius' Maelstrom now correctly trigger-casts Visoracius' Disease Strike rather than Nak's Disease Strike, and properly follows the rule for possessives.
- Berserker - Tendon Tear, Vicious Cyclone, Demolishing Axe Throw, Temple Demolish, Amplified Frenzy Strike, Jarring Smite, Stormwild Frenzy Strike, and Axe of Numicia Stun Effect should be avoided significantly less often now.
- Monk - Echo of Deceit should be avoided significantly less often now.
- Ranger - Heartsplit should be avoided significantly less often now.
- Rogue - Surprise Attack, Wide-Eyed Mark, Jugular Hack, Exuberant Dagger-Throw, Hack, and Smokeshade Effect should be avoided significantly less often now.
- Stonescale Husk's mana drain component will now drain the appropriate amount of mana.
- Glorious Exoneration Rk. II's damage component is no longer capped lower than intended.


*** NPC ***
- The revelers in Degmar that attack when you steal food or fail to dance with them are now limited to 20 new NPCs. Additionally, their name changed to "an angered reveler," they give significantly less experience, and they will depop in approximately 30 seconds if idle.
- Many golem NPCs that displayed the wrong texture will now display the correct one. For example, there were numerous ice golems that were appearing as rock golems by mistake.
- Lingering Fear will no longer land on paladin or shadowknight characters that have the Fearless AA.
- The spell Grave Chill cast by Nightmare Devourers now uses only one type of slow effect instead of both.


*** AA ***
- Necromancer - Fixed a bug preventing the Self-Sacrifice AA from working properly.
- Decapitation, Mental Contortion, and Steel Vengeance effects are no longer capped lower than intended.
- The maximum possible damage from Infusion of Thunder procs has increased to follow the same percentage increase as the minimum.


*** Achievements ***
- It's a Frog Eat Frog World - Frogloks without armor will now count towards this achievement.
- Added achievements for the "Let's Have Some Fun" and "This Ain't Right" Bristlebane tasks. You can find them in EverQuest -> Special category -> Bristlebane Day - The Repercussions of Fun
- Evil Ended - Fixed an issue that would always reward players with this achievement during the final raid in Arx Mentis.
- It is now possible to acquire all three achievements when fighting Principal Vicarum Nomia.


*** Collections ***
- Fixed a bug where the collection ground spawns in Thuliasaur Island for the set "Our Fading History" could become unobtainable over time.


*** Miscellaneous ***
- The progression requirements for traveling to Brother Island have been removed.
- Corrected graphical anomalies with plate breastplates and shields for certain male troll animations.
- The opening loading theme's volume has been reduced to the volume of other music in the game.
- Fixed some pathing issues.
- Added an "always" option to /hidecorpse. This will make all current corpses and all future corpses disappear.
- The merc points cap message will only appear one time when you hit the point cap.


*** UI ***
- Made the first entry in the map window "default" with a lowercase 'd' so it matches with the atlas tab.
- Fixed an issue where select-box drop-down menus could get stuck on the screen.
- Addressed an issue that could improperly "carry" the blue background from Mount Key Ring hot buttons to other pages in the hot bar.


*** Previously Updated ***
- The Cost of Balance - You can once again attack the teleport key generators in Arx Mentis.
- Firiona will no longer get confused and attack Ognit during the battle with Principal Indagatrix Lucia in Arx Mentis.
- Fixed the issue that would cause some of the raids in Arx Mentis to reset after completion.
- Fixed the issue that caused some of the books employed by Principal Quastori Numicia to be immune to attack.
- Removed Summoning from almost all NPCs in Brother Island. Only the rare NPCs, furthick chargers, and furthick pounders continue to summon. Additionally, siren seekers, siren stealers, siren slashers, and brother guards no longer summon in the mission "The Cover of Night."
- Fixed an unusual situation that prevented the Proloxis that fight for Principal Indagatrix Lucia from being snared as intended.
- So long as at least one player in the zone has the task "The Hills Are Alive," killing the undead bunny, Puffball, will update the task.


- The EverQuest Team



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December 9, 2014 - EQResource Holiday Contests!




The holiday season is here!  EQResource has put together a couple contests to help you celebrate the season.  We brought back the Holiday Slots contest, which will run through January 9th, 2015 (or while prizes last).  In addition, we are running a Holiday Player Housing contest, which will run through January 5, 2015.

Holiday Housing Contest - Decorate your player house / yard around a Christmas or Winter theme.

Holiday Slots Contest - Earn codes to spin our Holiday Slot Machine for the chance to win EQResource Premium Memberships, EverQuest swag, and even Station Cash!



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December 8, 2014 - Patch delayed

The Patch for December has been Delayed, there will be a new post when this happens with new date and time for it



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December 2, 2014 - Frostfell

It's time to take your holiday outfits out of storage, add some festive décor to your homes, and prepare for some holiday fun! That's right, Frostfell is returning to Norrath and we're prepared for lots of fabulous seasonal celebrations.

The Frostfell celebration is so exciting, it's going to carry through right into the New Year! Frostfell starts tomorrow, Wednesday, December 3, 2014, and will run until 11:00PM PST on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Let's take a look at the events we have planned for this year's Frostfell:

Quests, Quests, Quests!

The first phase of the Frostfell celebration begins this year on December 3 and will run until 11:00PM PST on December 15, 2014. During this time, players will be able to take part in some of their favorite holiday quests! Make sure you visit the Frostfell Goblin to begin the "Upgrading Stockings" quest, and continue on to complete other holiday quests for special holiday items. The quests that will be available during the first phase are:

    Frostfell - Searching for Clues (#1)
    Frostfell - Saving Santug (#2)
    Search for Bram Bandyboot
    Rescue Hailie Biggeyes
    The Freedom of Kanf Shadowhands
    The Savior of Gemmi Goodkin
    Misplaced Wishes
    The Frostclaw Lair
    Gathering Holiday Cheer
    Operation: Jolliness

The next phase of our Frostfell celebration will begin at midnight December 16th and run until 11:00pm PST on December 30th, 2014. During this time, you'll be able to continue spreading holiday cheer and complete these quests:

    Frostfell - Santug's List (#3)
    Frostfell - A Gift for Tinam (#4)
    Frostfell - Fishing for a Feast (#5)
    Frostfell - Baking for a Feast (#6)
    Frostfell - Fireworks (#7, low, mid, and high-level)

This celebration is too big to be contained in one location, so look for your favorite holiday NPCs in different areas of Norrath to continue the party! The remaining part of the Frostfell celebration will run from midnight December 31st until 11:00pm PST on January 7th, 2015.

Santug Claugg

What do you know about ogres who dress in red armor before handing out goodies to all of the good little adventures in Norrath?

Santug Claugg will only be giving out gifts from Saturday, December 24 through Monday, December 26, 2014. Don't miss him this year!

New Marketplace Additions!

Check out the Marketplace for special Frostfell themed robes and housing items. These items are only available until 11:00PM PST on Saturday, January 10, 2015, so don't delay!

And a Happy New Year!

Pizmip Nobbletod, Kilina Odenburg. and M.C. Tinkerton will be returning this year. Check back later for these NPCs as they start ringing in the New Year, with their events that begin in Norrath on Friday, December 26, 2014!

In addition to all of the items and tasks that have been available before, this year brings new achievements for players who are in the holiday spirit. Are you interested in joining the fun? There's not much time before the celebration begins, so be on the look-out for holiday NPCs coming soon to a zone near you. Which rewards are you most excited for this year?

Santug Claugg has been watching, so it's time to do some last-minute good deeds in hopes of making the Nice list! Happy Frostfell Norrathians!


Check out these in your time zone on our EQ Event Calendar (Be sure to set it to your time zone!)



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November 27, 2014 - Double Station Cash!




Sony Online Entertainment is kicking off the holiday shopping season with two fantastic promos: Double Station Cash on Black Friday and In-Game Marketplace Deals on Cyber Monday!

To start, this Friday, November 28th, when you buy Station Cash on the web, in-game, or with an SOE Game Card, the amount of Station Cash you get will be doubled! Double Station Cash will only awarded between 12:00am PST (U.S.) to 11:59pm PST, so don’t miss out!

Check back this weekend to see what special deals we're offering All Access members for Cyber Monday.

Happy Holidays from the gaming elves at Sony Online Entertainment!

*Cyber Monday deals and All Access member benefits apply only to SOE titles currently included in All Access. Promotion does not include Landmark, Dragon’s Prophet, or DC Universe Online (PSN Version).



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November 17, 2014 - Patch 11/19

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 4:00 AM Pacific* in preparation for the November game update. The servers are estimated to be unavailable for approximately four hours.

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

Set our Events Calender to your time zone for the times for you!


Spell Changes- http://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=11192014

Update Notes-
November 19, 2014
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*** Highlights ***
- Guard Hamarn in Ethernere Tainted West Karana would like tales to tell of heroic adventures. Each day he will offer you bonus experience if you do any of four Heroic Adventures from Call of the Forsaken for him.
- New Frostfell and New Year's achievements are available! These achievements cover two years of New Year's events and five years of Frostfell events.
- Rewards on Heroic Adventures have been updated to better reflect the time it takes to complete them.
- Experience gains from killing NPCs in Heroic Adventures has changed. The total experience is about the same, but a much smaller amount is granted on their death, while the remaining amount will be granted when the Heroic Adventure is completed.
- Lockout timers for Heroic Adventures have been reduced by half.
- Level minimums for Call of the Forsaken Heroic Adventures have been lowered to 75.
- Global drop raid gear in Call of the Forsaken can once again be found in Heroic Adventures and missions.
- The experience modifier in all of The Darkened Sea zones has been increased.
- Physical resistances on The Darkened Sea NPCs have been reduced.
- Casters may now bind themselves in Brother Island, Thuliasaur Island, and the Tempest Temple.
- Fixed an issue with zone XP scaling. Kill experience will now be scaled to your individual level rather than the level of the person in your group who had primary kill credit.
- Increased the experience modifiers on numerous NPCs throughout the game that had high HP combined with a low experience modifier.
- Caster DPS mercenaries will now attempt to move closer to your group if they are out of spell range during a battle.
- Caster DPS mercenaries, when set to the Burn stance, will now attack an enemy NPC regardless of that NPC's current HP.


*** Items ***
- Items from Plane of War now have level 103 focus effects.
- The focus effects on Legatus, Centurio, and Magister items from Call of the Forsaken now extend to level 103.
- New healing distillates are for sale on the potion merchant in the Plane of Knowledge for players at level 105.
- Horse bridles summoned by Paladin and Shadowknight AAs will now be able to be activated from inside bags on Progression Servers when in a potion belt and will no longer take a slot in the Mount Key Ring.
- Added tribute values to Alfred's Stolen Spear, Neplin's Blade, Dagger of Sinister Waters, and pirate-themed global drop raid gear.
- Changed the icon on the Combine Armor Matrix to something more appropriate.
- Pet Illusion: Ankylosaurus is now a bit larger.
- Fixed issues with swapping certain bandolier items that could result in errors.
- Ranged weapons now properly respect their level requirements.
- Global drop raid gear in Call of the Forsaken can once again be found in Heroic Adventures and missions.
- Pirate-themed global drop raid gear is now attunable and no longer lore.
- Fixed an issue with using ctrl+left click to fill one bag with the items from another bag.
- The Potion of Binding's spell description now accurately states that it can only bind the person using the potion and not their target.
- Pink Diamonds no longer drop. They are not used and can be sold to any merchant for a reasonable sum.


*** Quests & Events ***
- Guard Hamarn in Ethernere Tainted West Karana would like tales to tell of heroic adventures. Each day he will offer you bonus experience if you do any of four Heroic Adventures from Call of the Forsaken for him.
- Rewards on Heroic Adventures have been updated to better reflect the time it takes to complete them.
- Experience gains from killing NPCs in Heroic Adventures has changed. The total experience is about the same, but a much smaller amount is granted on their death, while the remaining amount will be granted when the Heroic Adventure is completed.
- A Cunning Plan - Looting a key in this Lichen Creep raid should give you immediate access to the virtual areas to battle the Architect and Monarch.
- Clearer Skies - Zoning into the instance via Ognit's dialogs will now put you next to Ognit instead of in the middle of the volcano.
- Crying for the Dead - The recipe for the Memorial Announcements will now consume the inkwell and quill when you create the announcement.
- Crying for the Dead - You can now craft the Memorial Announcements and Full Degmar Inkwell in any zone and get credit for doing so.
- Loyal is the Heart - Removed two of the sirens inside the coral formation, near the sword thief, making it less difficult to defeat this NPC.
- Two Sides of the Shield - Brother Visius is now inside the entrance to the instance. You can hail him to get out of the instance.
- Principal Indagatrix Lucia - In the fourth Arx Mentis raid, Principal Indagatrix Lucia will be more intent on her target when she chooses to fight someone new.
- Principal Indagatrix Lucia - In the fourth Arx Mentis raid, the Magio that is protected when at low HP now clears all buffs.
- Research Wrecks - Captain Mewes in Combine Dredge will now talk to himself while he is reading the papers, and he will speak with you about it when he is done.
- The Pirate and the Pea - Clarified a few points and fixed a few text errors. Captain Mewes now asks to have the bucket returned to him.
- Kedge Counterblow - Made numerous adjustments to this Heroic Adventure in Combine Dredge:
-- NPCs that were removed in the base zone were also removed in this instance.
-- NPCs not vital to the task only have a 20 percent chance to spawn, greatly reducing the population in the zone.
-- The 45 NPCs that required for the kill elements have a 100 percent spawn rate.
-- Though not vital, the group of regrua and Doomscale fighting will continue to spawn at 100 percent.
-- The agro and help radii now match the base zone: The fighting and sleeping NPCs have the same small radii. Indoor NPCs doubled their radii. Outdoor NPCs quadrupled their radii.
-- Adjusted the spawn rate of the elementals at the beginning of the errand from 90 seconds to 60 seconds.
- Castle Relic - Made several changes to Commander Alast Degmar and Sergeant Knotlest in this Degmar Heroic Adventure:
-- Reduced their health by approximately 28 percent.
-- Changed their XP multiplier to 5x from 1x.
- A Friend in Need - Orson will give you another doubloon if you need one during his quest, but he won't be happy about it.
- A Friend in Need - Edmund and Charles both reappear much more quickly.
- Oh, Julia - Captain Janesworth will now only drop as many chains as players that have the quest when he is killed.
- Just Recompense - You no longer have to forage for Mash Tubers and Saltweed on Brother Island. These items can be found as ground spawns.
- The Darkened Sea Progression Quests - Changes were made to help prevent gating issues related to hailing NPCs. When hailing NPCs in group missions, each player in the group will now see the hail text.
- Lockout timers for Heroic Adventures have been reduced by half.
- Level minimums for Call of the Forsaken Heroic Adventures have been lowered to 75.
- Dark elves in Neriak - Fourth Gate Heroic Adventures will no longer lose their outfits when they are slain.
- Krag in the Dead Hills will no longer occasionally be referred to as Karg. Krag appreciates it when people don't confuse him with the barbarian, Karg Icebear.
- The Hills Are Alive - The moldy boxes and barrels in this Heroic Adventure are no longer so aggressive that they will fight back when attacked. They can now be opened, though you still must kill the nearby creatures beforehand.
- The Pellarus Satum is now spelled consistently.
- Gnoll With the Punches - It is no longer possible to kill Parrmug prematurely and break the quest.
- Going Postal - The Feerrott to Freeport dialogues, [Freeport] or [deliver], are now clickable.
- Digging Their Graves - This Nights of the Dead quest now works above level 100.
- Digging Their Graves - It is no longer possible to bypass the shovel cooldown timer.
- Digging Their Graves - The shovel item now has an appropriate, but slightly less funny, cast description.
- Players over level 100 can now turn in Small Glowing Fear Shards to Magus Burlshin.
- Facing Your Fear - This task can now be obtained by adventurers over level 100.


*** Tradeskills ***
- The Black Powder Bomb can only be equipped in Ranged and Ammo slots.
- New cultural waters, Raid Elder Water and Solo Elder Water, are sold by Artisan Antemm in Katta Castrum: Deluge and Culturist Devari in the Plane of Knowledge.
- The recipe for Pure Mana Alcohol in the book "Enchanting Beverages" no longer lists "bottle" twice.
- New crafted Rank 2 spells for research are now able to be traded.
- Fixed multiple issues with level 91-95 research recipes using Orphic Cards and Martial Treatises producing the wrong results.
- Fixed issues with the books "August Weapon Tailoring" and "August Weapon Smithing" showing incorrect text.
- Mixing bowl tradeskill containers that only held 4 items can now hold 10.
- August Brambleborn cultural armor is now usable by Beastlords.
- Alchemy recipes are available for the new healing distillates. You can discover the recipes by manually combining the required items, or the recipes can be scribed via the book "Lost Alchemical Formulas."
- Cultural seals of the Berserker from The Darkened Sea now have the correct version of Ferocity.
- Boundless Penetrating Symbols now have backstab damage bonuses.
- A few crafted items missing level restrictions have been fixed.


*** Spells ***
- Berserker - Tendon Tear, Vicious Cyclone, Demolishing Axe Throw, Temple Demolish, Amplified Frenzy Strike, Jarring Smite, Stormwild Frenzy Strike, and Axe of Numicia Stun Effect will be avoided much less often now.
- Druid - Transportation spells to Tempest Temple will now be found properly under the Odus category.
- Druid - Increased the damage shield amount on Daggerspur Bulwark and Legacy of Daggerspurs.
- Magician - Increased the damage dealt by Flameweave Coat and Circle of Flameweaving.
- Magician - Increased the damage dealt by Coronal Skin.
- Monk - Echo of Deceit will be avoided much less often now.
- Ranger - Increased the amount of healing from Cloudfont as it did not receive the standard upgrade.
- Ranger - Increased the damage shield amount on Shield of Nettlespears, Nettlespear Coat, and Protection of the Forest.
- Ranger - Increased the amount of healing from Kromtus Balm as it did not receive the standard upgrade.
- Ranger - Heartsplit will be avoided much less often now.
- Rogue - Surprise Attack, Wide-Eyed Mark, Jugular Hack, Exuberant Dagger-Throw, Hack, and Smokeshade Effect will be avoided much less often now.
- Shadowknight - Increased the HP and damage shield amount on Drape of the Wrathforged.
- Wizard - Tempest Temple portal spells can now be found properly under the Odus category.
- Wizard - Corrected the spelling of Aegis of Satum and increased the damage it absorbs.
- Wizard - Increased the damage absorbed by Armor of the Codex.
- Wizard - Increased the damage absorbed by Darkmist Guard.
- Fixed issues with some counter-based spell effects that would not decrement their counters properly.
- The proc from the Oathbound Hammer is now a Qeynosian guard ghost swarm pet.
- The Illusion: Cursed Siren and Illusion: Thaell Ew spells will now display correctly.


*** NPC ***
- Indagatrix Materia and Indagator Materia in Arx Mentis will be less likely to cast Bewildering Flash.
- Damton Silverhammer in Degmar will now respond to [Neckchi].
- Most NPCs in the Combine Dredge are now more aware of intruders. Sleeping NPCs are still sleeping; they will only aggro if you stand on their feet. Other indoor NPCs doubled their aggro and help radii. Outdoor NPCs quadrupled their aggro and help radii. Groups of NPCs fighting each other did not have their radii changed.
- The caster NPCs in Combine Dredge that fight other NPCs will no longer draw their enemies onto them.
- The Combine within the Combine Dredge now wield weapons from Arx Mentis, their home.
- Shissar Necromancers in Katta Castrum: Deluge now appear more frequently, and will appear in the library area.
- Slightly increased the chance of rare spawns in Katta Castrum: Deluge.
- Many NPCs that appeared as human males will now display their models correctly.
- Physical resistances on The Darkened Sea NPCs have been reduced.
- Many NPCs that took on an odd sickly color, like the lorekeepers in Valdeholm, are feeling much better now.
- Fixed an issue causing Marcia Attamilgad to occasionally forget to rotate her stock of valuables.
- Caster DPS mercenaries will now attempt to move closer to your group if they are out of spell range during a battle.
- Caster DPS mercenaries, when set to Burn stance, will now attack an enemy NPC regardless of that NPC's current HP.
- Fixed issues with NPC pathing in certain dynamic zones that could cause trains.
- Fixed some NPCs in Degmar that were not intended to see through invisiblity. This includes Degmar guards and determined diggers. Degmar guardians and Degmar archers continue to see through invisibility, as intended.
- Jimble Woodentoe can now be found in the New Commonlands.
- Increased the experience modifiers on numerous NPCs throughout the game that had high HP combined with a low experience modifier.


*** AA ***
- Berserker - Extended Berserking - Added Brutal Discipline to the supported abilities.
- Berserker - Screaming Axes - Improved Hundred Hands effect, as well as proc rate.
- Druid - Hastened Recall - Added tertiary recall ranks 4, 5, and 6.
- Enchanter - Enchanters can now train Eradicate Magic.
- Magician - Added 3 new ranks of Destructive Fury.
- Magician - Magicians can now train Eradicate Magic.
- Necromancer - Necromancers can now train Eradicate Magic.
- Necromancer - Cascade of Decay - Increased the proc range to 200 units.
- Necromancer - Death's Malaise - Fixed effect cap on the slow effect. Added Strength, Dexterity, Agility, dual-wield and AC debuff.
- Necromancer - Added Self Sacrifice, a new AA which heals your pet while consuming your own health in the process.
- Paladin - Thunder of Karana duration was increased to 60 seconds.
- Paladin - Hand of Tunare silence effect has been reduced to 18 seconds.
- Paladin - Hand of Tunare's counters will now decrease when using the same spell repeatedly.
- Ranger - Created a new AA: Blessing of the Hunter. This is a passive kill shot proc effect that returns a small amount of mana.
- Ranger - Guardian of the Forest has received an increase in attack power and skill damage mod.
- Ranger - Bow Mastery ranks 17, 18, and 19 have been increased slightly to match increases for previous ranks.
- Shadowknight - Mindless Hatred level cap has been increased to 108.
- Warrior - Phalanx of One has been refunded. In its place is a new passive defensive proc, Phalanx of Fury.
- Warrior - Dual-Wield Proficiency now has increased skill damage.
- Warrior - Two-Hand Proficiency now has increased skill damage.
- Wizard - Fixed an issue where Claw of the Oceanlord could overwrite Improved Twincast.
- Wizard - Wizards now have access to the Hastened Recall line of abilities.
- Mounts summoned via AAs can now be activated from the potion belt.
- When your experience to AA is set to 0 you won't see a message when you are at or above the AA cap any more.
- When a spell is cast while Improved Twincast is on, the spell will now properly consume counters.


*** Progression Servers ***
- Added event tracking for Progression servers through The Darkened Sea.
- The Emissaries that give out the "Dragons, Dragons, Dragons!" and "Giants, Giants, Giants!" events will now spawn on the progression servers when the appropriate expansions are unlocked (Secrets of Faydwer and Seeds of Destruction, respectively).


*** Achievements ***
- New Frostfell and New Year's achievements are available! These achievements cover two years of New Year's events and five years of Frostfell events.


*** Miscellaneous ***
- Achievements that award titles upon completion will now have those titles listed in the description.
- Casters may now bind themselves in Brother Island, Thuliasaur Island, and the Tempest Temple.
- The experience modifier in all TDS zones has been increased.
- If you are out of range, the extended target slots will no longer be set to an empty target.
- Fixed an issue with zone XP scaling. Kill experience will now be scaled to your individual level rather than the level of the person in your group who had primary kill credit.
- Focus AAs will now properly count in the total assigned AAs amount.
- Pathing for small areas in Caverns of Endless Song has been improved.


*** UI ***
- Added a check for the aggro meter hate label so that custom UIs could not accidentally crash the client.
- Added an option to set a chat window to default to speak in "Fellowship" chat.
- Fixed the missing '>' next to "Chat Channel" in the chat filter sub-menu.
- Fixed an issue that was causing item hot buttons to disappear when moving that item from the inventory to the Mount Key Ring.

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*** Previously Updated ***
- Raids for The Darkened Sea can now be obtained from Firiona in Katta Casturm: Deluge as well as from Arx Mentis.
- Updated the Heroic Adventure "Castle Relic" in Degmar. Added a few more safeguards to potentially keep players from getting the Commander into an odd state.
- Corrected the issue that could cause event 1 in Arx Mentis to mistakenly give success.

- The EverQuest Team



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