February 20, 2018 - EQ Patch 2/21 - GamParse Update Thread - EQ Resource in-game channel

February 21, 2018 - EQ Patch Today

All EQ servers will be coming offline for an update on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 6:30 AM PT. Downtime is expected to last approximately 6 hours.

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Update Notes:
February 21, 2018
*** Highlights ***
- Fixed several problems with Ring of Scale items. See the Items section below for details.
- Many UI features are no longer expansion restricted on Progression Servers including but not limited to: clicking items from bags, bandolier, blocking spells, and the quest journal.

*** Items ***
- Items that can be converted will now always show the conversion preview link when inspected. Previously this link could only be seen if the item was in your inventory.
- Containers that can be converted must now be empty of all items before they will process the conversion.
- Lore is now enforced in the item recovery system. The recover tab in the merchant window will no longer allow for the storage of multiple items in the same lore group. Destroying an item while another in the same lore group exists in the recover tab will not add the most recently destroyed item to the recover tab.
- Fixed the spell types on Crasher to allow the Remote Healing Blessing V proc to function.
- Skull of Null is now All/All and a charm slot item. Fixed the shielding effect. Changed the click spell to Annul Magic.
- The Mask of Monstrosity from the Plane of Mischief now casts Illusion: Ogre instead of Chill Sight.
- The Hoarded Worker Sledgemallet can be equipped in the primary slot instead of the charm slot.
- Added a Spell Research Table for placement in your house. It can be purchased from Varlad Rahnta in the Neighborhood.
- Lowered the damage on Strike of the Blood Orchid to one-hand weapon appropriate.
- Boon of the Soother now triggers on heals instead of damage spells.
- Scale Touched Dragonbrood Cowl now has Faerune.
- Chalandria's fang now mentions its intended level cap of 100.
- Overlord and Archon Phlogiston armor now have 75 purity.
- Ring of Scale unique edible foragables have had the tradeskill flag removed.
- Ring of Scale chase items now have Augmentation slots.
- For Ring of Scale items, added bash damage to shoulders, backstab damage to cloaks, kick damage to neck items, and frenzy damage to select face items.
- Phlogiston two-handed weapons with negative poison resist now have a save of 127.
- Scale Touched Dragonbrood Armwraps now have Cleave VII - 38.
- Fixed an issue with the stats granted by the Ring of Scale power sources, which were lower than intended.
- Sebilisian Dragonhunter Cowl and Sebilisian Dragonhunter Armwraps now have the correct icons.
- Coercer's Conflagrant Wristguard now has the group poison/chromatic focus.
- Coercer's Phlogiston Wristguard, Archon's Phlogiston Bracer, Dread Suzerain's Phlogiston Bracer, and Feral Lord's Phlogiston Wristguard now have the raid poison/chromatic focus.
- Trader's Satchel and its colored variants are now heirloom.
- The following keys will now be added to the key ring when used: Wind Etched Key, Gem-Etched Key, Symbol of Torden, and Crystalline Globe.
- The Brain in a Jar, Painting: Tink N Babble, Statue: Iksar Head, Emperor Ganak Throne, Statue: Iksar Bust, and Froglok Head in a Jar will now be flush with the ground when placed in housing in Cursor Mode.
- Typos in the following items were fixed: Dull Broadsword of Decay, Rust Venom, Tevik's Vision, Forgeborn Shield, Tome of Tash, Spell: Illusion: White Bunny, and the spelling of Hoshkar in focus effects.
- Claiming an item without having the appropriate available inventory space should no longer result in losing both the item and the claim. Instead, either the item will be placed on your cursor or the claim will be restored.
- Race Change Scrolls will no longer remove spells in your spellbook unless you do not qualify to know them due to deity restrictions.

*** Tradeskills ***
- Salvage can now return all items that were used in the recipe regardless of how many items the recipe returns on failure. For example: failing to create a Conflagrant Fish Scale Sheet can now return between two and ten Conflagrant Fish Scale Swatches instead of just two.
- Changed the name of Conflagrant and Phlogiston Katar to Conflagrant and Phlogiston Claws. Renamed the appropriate recipes. Added the proper offhand look and modified the book Weapon and Shields of Combination to mention claws instead of a katar.

*** Quests And Events ***
- If you leave a shared task, you are no longer able to join a different instance of that task until the task you left ends.
- Drusella's Vault (Raid) - It is no longer possible to trigger the raid by standing in the starting area near the room where the raid takes place.
- Balance of Power (Raid) - It should now be possible to receive the Foul Breath achievement.
- Balance of Power (Raid) - The death of the real High Arcron Ioulin will no longer despawn all adds in the raid.
- Balance of Power - (Raid and Mission) - The portals can no longer be opened like chests.
- End of Empire (Raid and Mission) - Fixed an issue where the Kar`Zok soldiers would sometimes not drop a Defender's Shield. The Combine allies in this fight will no longer be selected when using cycle-target.
- Fell Foliage (Mission) - Removed the mechanic where Caktiikii teleports people into the ravine. Slowed the spawn rate of the adds and increased the number required for the boss to lock his HP by one.
- Fell Foliage (Mission) - Reduced the number of the same cactus adds needed to create the atrocious cactus from 5 to 3. Also fixed a bug that caused one too many to be needed to spawn the atrocious cactus.
- Removed zone restrictions from all of the collect steps of Crestra's earring quests.
- Hoshkar - Cloud of Frailty and Massive Cloud of Frailty now debuff casting speed instead of buffing it. In addition, the slow debuff component now stacks with haste effects.
- Corrected the achievement references in the holiday events.
- Find Fibblebrap - Corathus - Bellfast will now offer his missions properly and will give you all of the information that he was originally intended to give.
- Dreadspire Keep - The statue in Dreadspire Keep that can be used to enter the Demi-Plane of Blood will now work properly in pick zones.
- Flight of the Seeker - It is no longer possible to accidentally kill The Seeker and fail the mission.
- The Master of Dreadspire - Hailing The Master of Dreadspire will reveal which answers you gave to Arturos, Irrissa the Seer, Ur-Koraag, and Ariahn Teller.
- The Master of Dreadspire - The Master of Dreadspire will now remember the top several players of his hatelist and resume attacking them after the Burst of Dawn effect from the Glimmering Dawnstone wears off.
- Porthio, the Second Born - The shared aggro between Porthio and Nightshade should work more reliably.
- Emperor Ssraeshza - Emperor is now tethered to his room.
- Most Vex Thal bosses now tether to their rooms.
- Legacy Heroic Adventures have received several tuning and functionality changes:
- - Heroic Adventure NPCs have lower stats at level 106+, compared to their January 2018 stats.
- - Spells cast by NPCs in Heroic Adventures scale in approximately the same way that the NPCs' stats scale. For levels 101+ this was generally an increase.
- - Heroic Adventures stop scaling at the maximum level in the era they were introduced. For example, 15th anniversary and Call of the Forsaken errands released when the maximum level was 100, so even if there is a level 101+ player in the zone, the highest these adventures will scale is as if the max level player in the zone were level 100.
- - Heroic Adventures experience and point reward scaling have been adjusted to better reflect their difficulty.
- - Heroic Adventures daily quest experience and point reward scaling have been adjusted to better reflect their difficulty.

*** Spells ***
- Fixed a bug where some characters were unable to learn any new combat abilities.
- Corrected an issue where some spells erroneously displayed 'begins to sing a song.<>'
- Berserker - Corrected the descriptions for the amount of hatred reduction on Jarring Jolt and Axe of Rekatok Jolt Effect.
- Cleric - Increased the AC granted by Armor of the Merciful slightly.
- Druid - Increased the AC granted by Arcronite Skin and Arcronite Blessing and adjusted stacking blockers so that they are no longer overwritten by Assurance.
- Druid - Increased the mana regeneration rate of Arcronite Skin to match Arcronite Blessing.
- Druid - Greatly reduced the damage of combined DoTs above level 70. The Flame Lick and Gelid Moonbeam lines have been further reduced in damage to reflect that they were not stackable before stacking groups were created.
- Shaman - Greatly reduced the damage of combined DoTs above level 70.

*** AA ***
- Cleric - Fixed the description for rank 18 of Divine Retribution.
- Magician - Fixed a bug that caused Second Wind Ward to trigger Second Wind on the magician rather than their pet when their pet reached low health. Modified Second Wind to better coexist with other AC buffs.
- Paladin - Fixed a bug where ranks 35-37 of Lay on Hands would not reset on death like previous ranks.
- Rogue - Fixed the duration of ranks 22-23 of Rogue's Fury.
- Wizard - Changed rank 11 of Evoker's Synergy to trigger off of Shocking Vortex rather than Ethereal Braid.

*** NPCs ***
- Overthere and Skyfire (Ring of Scale) - NPC spells Aggressive Buffet, Irritating Spines, Rake, and Soul Drain no longer land through immunities. The Irritating Spines debuff's duration has been reduced.
- Veeshan's Peak (Ring of Scale) - NPCs should regard pets in the more common way now.
- Veeshan's Peak (Ring of Scale) - Hard rares will respawn more slowly and will have a maximum of one power source.
- Xalgoz in Sathir's Tomb has returned to his proper race.
- Lashun Novashine in Plane of Health has remembered what he wanted to say and should now respond properly.
- Big cat familiars will no longer eat other people's familiars, because that's naughty. Bad kitty!
- Depths of Darkhollow - Several quest NPCs are now immune to attack. This includes but is not limited to the Doorman in Dreadspire Keep and Shadowalker Dustspirit in Stoneroot Falls.
- Shadowalker Dustspirit in Stoneroot Falls now has the (Missions) tag.

*** Collections ***
- Many collectibles from Call of the Forsaken and The Broken Mirror now have lore text.
- Fixed the typos in the collectibles and associated achievements for the Dull Broadsword of Decay and Rust Venom.

*** Progression Servers ***
- Many UI features are no longer expansion restricted, including but not limited to: clicking items from bags, bandolier, blocking spells, and the quest journal.
- Added an Agent of Change for the Veeshan's Peak revamp, available when Gates of Discord unlocks.
- The Cazic-Thule instance offered by the Agent of Change will now grant lockouts as intended.
- The Temple of Cazic-Thule will now turn into the Accursed Temple of Cazic-Thule when Planes of Power unlocks.
- The Praesertums in Sanctus Seru are now in the progression instance zone with Lord Inquisitor Seru.
- - The Agent of Change no longer requires the key. It still does a level check.
- - The Arx Key teleports you to the Lord Inquisitor Seru area in the base zone UNLESS you are in the progression instance or a pick zone for Sanctus Seru, in which case it will teleport you to the Lord Inquisitor Seru area in the zone you are in.
- - The entrance point of the progression instance is now near the relative location of the Agent of Change that sends you there, not the Agent of Change is in the Lord Inquisitor Seru area that can teleport you out of the instance.
- The initial ranks of mercenary alternate advancement abilities can now be obtained with the release of Seeds of Destruction.
- Fixed a bug that caused low level fire pets to cast an incorrect spell in eras prior to Planes of Power.
- All adoptable heritage crate mounts now have text in the adopt effect description that state that Luclin must be unlocked in order to adopt the mount.
- The sky and outdoor settings are now consistent between Luclin Agent of Change instances and base zones. This will allow for summoning a mount in the instance if it can be summoned in the base zone.
- Ruins of Kunark must be unlocked in order to claim Kunark teleporter items.

*** Miscellaneous ***
- Performed significant upgrades to both the client and server to utilize more modern hardware and operating system features.
- Added a warning message when starting the game on Windows Vista, XP, and older operating systems:
- - In a few months the game will be unable to run on such systems.
- - Please refer to the minimum system requirements on our website.
- Fixed an issue where characters that had previously changed race did not have their innate skills updated to the expected values.
- NPC names will be capitalized at the beginning of FLURRY or RAMPAGE messages.
- Corrected an issue where players on non-PVP servers were hitting a distance limit when /targeting another player.
- Corrected an issue that could cause characters to fail to load into the Character Select screen.
- Corrected several misspellings of Lxanvom.

*** UI ***
- The AA abilities window will now display descriptions for your current ability rank as well as the next rank available for purchase.
- You can now toggle a border on the Task Overlay window.
- Fixed an issue where quests were being removed from the Task Overlay window on logout.
- Merchants that use alternate currencies will no longer purchase your coin items.
- The Find Item Window now filters equipped items and items in your inventory as separate locations.
- Corrected an issue where players were not being added to the guild window after zoning or logging in.
- The bazaar and find item windows UI positioning has been adjusted.
- Added focused mana cost, range, endurance cost, resist mod, and push information to the spell display window.
- The guild window no longer counts players who are not displayed in each page's total, and the players per page setting is now saved.
- Corrected an issue with the Reset button on the Find Item Window.

- Changed -

*** Previously Updated ***
- Master Vule the Silent Tear - Master Vule will always leave a corpse when slain.
- Corrected a problem that could cause the Cazic-Thule zone to continually repop when a progression instance was active.
- Cleric - All spells in the Holy Intervention Strike line are now Chromatic resists with a -10 modifier. Fixed several other inconsistencies with early ranks of these spells.
- Necromancer - Fixed a problem that prevented Adalora's Shade and Reliving Assassin from spawning pets if you did not have a spell focus that affected them.

- The EverQuest Team

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January 16, 2018 - Patch tomorrow 1/17

All EQ servers will be coming offline for an update on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 6:30 AM PT. Downtime is expected to last approximately 5 hours.

Check this out and more in our EQ Calendar (Be sure to set it to your time zone [in settings on the Calendar] for your times!).

Achievement Changes: https://achievements.eqresource.com/achievementshistory.php?mdy=01172018
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=01172018
EQStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/eqstrhistory.php?mdy=01172018
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=01172018

Update Notes:
January 17, 2018
*** Highlights ***
- Added an /outputfile recipes command. See the Tradeskills section for details.
- The Iksar Heritage Crate and the Broker's Backpack Set are now available on the Marketplace!
- Characters that did not have the proper rank of Hero's Fortitude, Resolution, or Vitality should now be fixed.
- Fixed a bug that could result in the loss of mercenary experience at higher levels.
- Corrected the size of target decals for AE spells. Previously they were off by about 10% from the actual size.

*** Items ***
- Mount, Illusion, and Familiar Key Ring Slots have returned to the Marketplace. They now have a cap of 250 slots.
- If an item is stackable and has a convert button, one item from the stack will be converted per click instead of the entire stack.
- Fixed Island Toxin to correctly reduce the target's melee accuracy and increased the duration from 12 to 30 seconds.
- Raised the tier of Improved Dodge on Shattered Mirror of Self-Loathing to VII.
- Bridle of the Balefire Wyvern will now dismiss the mount if clicked again like other mount items.
- Gorowyn Translocator Lantern now notes "This item is placed on a ceiling."
- Scale Touched Dragonbrood Leggings now have Ferocity XI.
- Wrapped Conflagrant augments are no longer temporary and Wrapped Conflagrant type 5 augments stack to 20.
- Ability: Enchant Conflagrant Platinum and Ability: Mass Enchant Conflagrant Platinum are now enchanter only and will correctly teach their abilities.
- The charm descriptions on Polished Ember Relic, Venril Sathir Charm, Ioulin's Warrant, and Conflagrant Charm of Security now correctly state that Ring of Scale armor is required.
- Corrected the visual appearance and icons of Phlogiston Tower Shield, Phlogiston Kite Shield, and Phlogiston Buckler.
- Fixed the name of Signet of the Forge Lord.
- Fixed the negative stats on Grave.
- Fixed the description for Fury of the Beast, the click spell on Beastlord chest items from Ring of Scale.
- Fixed the description for Secretion of the Mamba, the click spell on Rogue leg items from Ring of Scale.
- Fixed the descriptions of Elixir of Clarity XIX, Spider's Bite Poison X, Bite of the Shissar Poison X, Elixir of Health XIX, Healing Potion XIX, Elixir of Healing XXI, Elixir of Spiritualism XIX, Elixir of Replenishment XIX, Spider's Bite Poison Strike XI, Bite of the Shissar Poison Strike XI on various potions and poisons from Ring of Scale.
- Changed the augmentation slot type from 7 to 8 on all Phlogiston non-visible items.
- The purity augmentation slot in Ring of Scale group armor is now type 13.
- Changed the proc on Brilliant One Eye to Burst of Flames III.
- Corrected the proc and focus on Phlogiston Longbow.
- Many legacy Hero's Forge ornaments will no longer drop from higher level NPCs.
- Type 5 Tier 2 augments now drop in appropriate zones.
- Added the ability to place Draconic Poison, Acidic Abrasive, Drachnid Toxin, Phlogiston Miasma, and Draconic Formula in potion belts.
- Irae Faycite Shard: Skorpikis Blade Strike can now correctly be used by rogues.

*** Tradeskills ***
- Added an /outputfile recipes command. It will output the names of tradeskill recipes you know if they qualify you for additional skill points past the 300 cap.
- Sub combine items for Crestra's Earring are now no-trade.
- Changed the text in the Ring of Scale poison book (Osbdosmn) to include a mention of Distilled AA ingredients and correct the reference to Sculptured Poison Vials.
- It is now possible to create Scorpion's Agony XIX, Strike of the Shissar XIX, Strike of Ssraeshza XIX, E`ci's Lament XIX, Myrmidon's Sloth XIX, Fighter's Bane XIX, Vallon's Tactic XIX, Tallon's Tactic XIX, Anger of the Shissar XIX, Hate of the Shissar XIX, Gelidran Lament XIX, Pyrilen Burn XIX, Monk's Bane XIX, Archer's Bane XIX, Warlord's Bane XIX, Messenger's Bane XIX, Quellious' Trauma XIX, Solusek's Burn XIX, and Hero's Toxin III poisons.
- Increased the drop rate of Conflagrant Silk.

*** Quests And Events ***
- Ring of Scale raids will now drop the intended amount of coin.
- Fixed a few typos in Crestra's dialogs.
- Crestra's quests will be more forgiving if you fail to follow instructions and create the earring early. Forcing an update to your inventory (looting or destroying an item) will force an update to your quest if you are currently in this situation.
- Fit for the New World - The guards on patrol will no longer re-spawn and are worth significantly less experience.
- End of Empire (mission) - The mission will no longer grant raid achievements.
- Balance of Power (mission) - Fixed a bug that was making it impossible to succeed at the 'Unburnt' achievement.
- Talendor (mission) - Fixed a messaging error that would say that the 'Hard Way' achievement had failed when it hadn't.
- Talendor (mission) - Nexona no longer casts the raid version of Shadow Flames. Talendor now has hit points more appropriate to a mission for two groups.
- Talendor (mission) - The Veeshan's Peak mission for Ring of Scale now properly requires participants to have the key to Veeshan's Peak.
- Veeshan's Peak (Ring of Scale) - Everyone will need the proper key to be in the zone.
- Fell Foliage (mission) - Made this event more challenging.
- End of Empire (mission) - All three of the soldiers should drop shields.
- Balance of Power (mission) - NPCs in this mission will no longer give raid out of combat cooldowns or /con as raid level targets.
- End of Empire (raid) - Warleader Hegron's corpse will no longer depop if he has loot.
- Chokidai Unbound - The chokidai will find a new master if it can't see the current one. If everyone in the group that is alive in the zone is invisible, it will run away forever and be sad.
- Chokidai Unbound - Lavalisks should no longer fail to spawn at the end of the quest, unless you do not have an egg for them to eat.
- Fixed a bug with some reward sets failing to offer experience for level 106+ players (e.g. the tasks offered by Master Hunter Jilare in Shard's Landing).
- The tasks 'All to Scale', 'Killing Claws', and 'Bipedal Dragons' no longer share a replay timer.
- Fixed a problem with three events that could erroneously send someone on a one-way trip to Qeynos.
- Master Vule, the Silent Tear - This raid is now instanced instead of open air contested. Speak to Margaret Hill in Dreadspire to launch the raid.
- Master Vule, the Silent Tear - This event has received various minor changes and improvements.
- Zi-Thuuli of the Granite Claw - The reward chest for Zi-Thuuli of the Graniteclaw should spawn at his location instead of on a random person in the Demi-Plane of Blood.
- Mayong Mistmoore (Demi-Plane of Blood) - Mayong will only allow a limited number of item debuffs when he is at high health.  More opportunities to debuff him will appear as he takes more damage.

*** Spells ***
- Bard songs now display full casting information similar to normal spells when a bard begins to sing.
- Bard songs no longer display a message when the song ends or is interrupted.
- Beastlord - Increased damage, HP, AC, and skills of all level 106+ warders. Increased the level of pets focused by Enhanced Minion XIX and higher.
- Cleric - Increased the damage dealt by Unyielding Hammer of Zeal.
- Cleric - Corrected the spell description for Divine Response.
- Enchanter - Increased damage, HP, AC, and skills of Nureya's Animation.
- Magician - Increased damage, HP, AC, and skills of all level 106+ elementals. Increased the level of pets focused by Enhanced Minion XIX and higher.
- Magician - Fire pets will properly cast Frenzied Elemental Bolt again when under the effect of Frenzied Burnout.
- Necromancer - Increased damage, HP, AC, and skills of all level 106+ servants. Increased the level of pets focused by Enhanced Minion XIX and higher.
- Paladin - Remorse for the Fallen will now affect spells up to level 110.
- Shadowknight - Increased damage, HP, AC, and skills of Minion of T'Vem.
- Shadowknight - Remorselessness will now affect spells up to level 110.
- Shadowknight - The Glowing Clawed Tablet of the Ring of Scale will no longer grant duplicate scrolls.
- Shadowknight - The Glowing Marked Symbol of the Ring of Scale will now grant Scroll: Touch of T`Vem Rk. III in addition to the other level 110 items.
- Shaman - Increased damage, HP, AC, and skills of Mirtuk's Faithful.
- Wizard - Increased damage dealt by Virnax's Pyroblade.
- Wizard - Corrected spell descriptions for Funnel of Frostbite and Claw of Qunard.

*** AA ***
- Characters that did not have the proper rank of Hero's Fortitude, Resolution, or Vitality should now be fixed.
- Mercenary - Changed the prerequisite for rank 11 of Healing Acumen and Mystic Destruction to be rank 15 of Improved Spell Resistance rather than rank 16.
- Berserker - Ranks 4-5 of War Cry of the Braxi will now trigger the correct spell.
- Monk - Fixed a missing 30 second duration extension on ranks 28-30 of Zan Fi's Whistle.
- Paladin, Shadowknight - Enduring Reproval will now focus the level 108 combat ability Spurn.
- Paladin - All ranks of Divine Protector's Unity now include the buff Silent Piety.
- Rogue - Removed the restriction which required you to be invisible to activate Shared Stealth, which fixes the bug where the ability would not last its intended duration if the recipient was invisible.

*** NPCs ***
- Heroic Adventure NPCs will now scale more appropriately at higher levels instead of being drastically easier than similarly leveled content.
- Praetor Scout Ellidia is now findable.
- Added cash loot to NPCs in Ring of Scale zones.
- Made the following changes to the rare NPCs in Gorowyn:
- - Increased the spawn rate of rare NPCs.
- - Changed the placeholder of Head Boiler Akett to a soup boiler so that he is no longer on the same fast-respawning encounter as the meat broilers that are quest targets.

*** Mercenaries ***
- Fixed a bug that could result in the loss of mercenary experience at higher levels.

*** Collections ***
- The items for the 'Rocks and or Boulders' collection set will now correctly spawn in Veeshan's Peak replacing the errantly spawning set 'Dragonhunter's Folly'.
- Corrected a bug where collection items for Sathir's Tomb and Howling Stones could drop from the wrong location.

*** Progression Servers ***
- Enrid Ebonclaw is now available when Omens of War unlocks.
- The Curse Begins - This task can now be completed in era. Nisha Lightbrook's spawn is now restricted to Dragons of Norrath.
- The Ring of Scale Painting can now be claimed after House of Thule has unlocked on the server.

*** Miscellaneous ***
- Corrected the size of target decals for AE spells. Previously they were off by about 10% from the actual size.
- Race Change Scrolls will now properly grant racial skills.
- Fixed a client crash that could occur when logging into the game or logging out to server select.
- Corrected an issue with /target not consistently working on corpses or players with a corpse in the zone.

*** UI ***
- Added pagination to the guild management window.
- - By default, the page size is 100.
- - This greatly improves responsiveness and performance of the window for large guilds.
- Alternate Currency vendors that offer parcel services will now properly mail your items.
- The merchant window now displays expanded coin cost as a tooltip.
- Purchasing an item will no longer cause the merchant window to scroll back to the top every time.
- Added a default text color for the UI.
- Corrected an issue where the client could crash when changing loot filter settings.
- The bazaar and find item windows UI positioning has been adjusted.

- Changed -

*** Previously Updated ***
- Corrected the rewards for the quests Stomp the Invaders, Stomp the Defenders, and Tooth and Fist.

- The EverQuest Team

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January 4, 2018 - Patch tomorrow 1/5

Update: Patch postponed - Now will be on January 5th.
All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is estimated to last under 4 hours.

Check this out and more in our EQ Calendar (Be sure to set it to your time zone [in settings on the Calendar] for your times!).

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Update Notes:
January 5, 2018
*** Quests & Events ***
- Shared tasks, upon completion, will now give their replay timer to any members who dropped the task before it was completed.

*** Miscellaneous ***
- You will no longer be able to loot items in a dynamic zone if you have left the shared task or been removed from the DZ.

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December 24, 2017 - Premium Membership Holiday Discount!

Hope everyone is having a great Holiday Season!  I'm definitely enjoying the Holiday festivities in our beloved world of Norrath!

We wanted to let you guys know that for a limited time (through January 2, 2018) we are offering a discounted Premium Membership!  For $8.49 you can enjoy 9 months of all the perks Premium Membership has to offer, including ad free browsing and much more!  This is a great opportunity to try out a Premium Membership and to help support the site.

For more information on Premium Memberships, see this thread: https://eqresource.com/board/index.php?topic=65

To purchase this discounted membership, click the "Premium Membership" tab on the strip of links at the top of the page, just under your avatar.

As always, thanks for your continued support and loyalty, it means a lot to us!  Happy Holidays!

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December 18, 2017 - Patch tomorrow 12/19

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM PT* for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately 2 hours.

Check this out and more in our EQ Calendar (Be sure to set it to your time zone [in settings on the Calendar] for your times!).

Achievement Changes:
DBStr Changes:
EQStr Changes:
Spell Changes:

Update Notes:
*** Emergency Update ***
- Fixed a bug that prevented ranks 41-50 of Heroic Vitality/Fortitude and ranks 21-25 of Heroic Resolution from being granted.
- Fixed an issue where resurrection failed to return the correct amount of experience for level 109 and 110 characters.

- The EverQuest Team

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December 13, 2017 - Patch tomorrow 12/14

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 6:30 AM PT* for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately 5 hours.

Check this out and more in our EQ Calendar (Be sure to set it to your time zone [in settings on the Calendar] for your times!).

Achievement Changes: None
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=12142017
EQStr Changes: None
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=12142017

Update Notes:
December 14, 2017
*** Tradeskills ***
- Corrected an issue that prevented players from completing tradeskill combines intended for Ring of Scale. This includes the upgrades to armor for Empires of Kunark and within Ring of Scale.

*** Quests And Events ***
- Crypt Robbers - Area of effect spells should no longer set off traps.
- Fell Foliage (Mission) - The mission instance no longer has any requirements to enter the zone.
- End of Empire (Raid and Mission) - Talendor's Fiery Breath will now work in the raid and in both the mission and raid will have a slightly narrower cone.

*** Spells ***
- Beastlord, Magician, Necromancer - Level 106 and higher pets can now be summoned without a valid pet focus item.
- Enchanter, Magician, Wizard - Fixed several spells that had "Unknown String" descriptions.
- Median Clawed Tablets of the Ring of Scale and Median Marked Symbols of the Ring of Scale will no longer give Promised Alleviation scrolls to players who are not Magicians or Beastlords.

*** Miscellaneous ***
- Fixed an issue with Monk Health and endurance from level 106 to 110.
- Fixed a bug that caused a reduction in player AC from levels 106-109.

- The EverQuest Team

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December 11, 2017 - Server Downtime for RoS

All EverQuest Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 6:30 AM PT (14:30 UTC) for an update as we work to bring Ring of Scale to Norrath.

Downtime is expected to last approximately 5.5 hours, with servers unlocking around noon. Please be aware that this downtime may be extended in the event of delays.

Check this out and more in our EQ Calendar (Be sure to set it to your time zone [in settings on the Calendar] for your times!).

Achievement Changes: https://achievements.eqresource.com/achievementshistory.php?mdy=12122017
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=12122017
EQStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/eqstrhistory.php?mdy=12122017
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=12122017

Update Notes:
December 12, 2017
*** Highlights ***
- Ring of Scale, EverQuest's 24th expansion, is launching! Return to Kunark and aid the Combine as they face off against the Sarnak Empire and the Ring of Scale. What will become of the Sarnak Empire? Will dragons reign supreme over Norrath? Only the most powerful of heroes will be able to help the Combine to breach the heart of Veeshan's Peak.
- We have extended the first phase of Frostfell quests. See the Quests and Events section below for details.

*** Ring of Scale ***
- Ring of Scale increases the level cap to 110! New spells, combat abilities, and alternate abilities are available.
- Explore new content as the reborn Combine Empire extends their reach on Kunark!
- - The Sarnak have extended their reach with the new city of Gorowyn, located in one of the Skyfire Mountains.
- - The Combine Empire have begin restoring their former settlement in the Overthere, and have driven some of the former residents underground into the ruins of Charasis. What new horrors await them in Sathir's Tomb?
- - Confront the ultimate power threatening Kunark by assaulting the Ring of Scale's fortress in Veeshan's Peak!

*** Items ***
- Added the buffs granted by the Devourer, Drogan Goblin, and Succulent familiars into a common spell stacking group.
- Changed the proc on Hornscale Blade, Grittooth, Lizard Slayer, Skypiercer, and Shark's Tooth Club to the Highest EoK single hand version of the proc.
- Collectible items now have links in the Lore tab to their associated achievement.

*** Quests And Events ***
- Fixed an error with lockout reduction events that caused some players to get full lockouts.
- Atrebe's Vault (Raid) - The fire and stone dervishes will now wait for 10 seconds before activating their auras. Their auras will pulse half as often. The stone dervish's aura will now work correctly.
- Frostfell - Saving Santug - Gifts are dropping again in Blackburrow, Everfrost, and Permafrost during phase 1.
- Frostfell phase 1 was extended and now runs until the end of the day on 12/20. Frostfell phase 2 picks up on 12/21.

*** Spells ***
- Corrected an issue that prevented detrimental effects from triggering when runes expired (such as in Polyrefractive Rune).
- Spells that stun or increase/decrease hate with your target will now be more likely to stack.
- - This should prevent abilities such as Hallowed Lodestar or spells like Impose for Honor from conflicting when used by multiple casters.
- Paladin - The Preservation of Tunare line of spells will now increase all hatred you generate while active.
- Magician - Increased the base cast time of Monster Summoning VI and later to 8 seconds.

*** AA ***
- Bard, Enchanter - Fierce Eye can no longer be activated while Illusions of Grandeur is active and all ranks of Illusions of Grandeur now prevent Fierce Eye from overwriting it.
- Bard - Changed all ranks of Boastful Bellow to deal more damage initially and significantly more damage after 18 seconds. Scaled down the resist debuff component and added an endurance cost commensurate with the increased damage.
- Bard - Changed all ranks of Vainglorious Shout to function as a multi-target version of Boastful Bellow. This ability now shares a timer with Boastful Bellow.
- Bard - A new ability line named Sonic Disturbance has been created to augment the functionality changes to Boastful Bellow.
- Bard - Adjusted the stacking on Bladewhirl (the debuff triggered from Dance of Blades) to better coexist with other debuffs.
- Bard - Rallying Solo and Rallying Call (for bard targets) now function the same as Rallying Call for non-bard targets, increasing mana regeneration for the duration rather than restoring mana when the ability is first cast. Increased the amount of mana restored by Rallying Solo and Rallying Call (for bard targets). Adjusted the amount of mana and endurance Rallying Call consumes to be 50% of the amount restored.
- Beastlord - Made the following changes to Feral Swipe, Bite of the Asp, Raven's Claw, Gorilla Smash, Frenzied Swipe, and Hastened Feral Attacks:
- - Round kick can now be used starting at level 65; Feral Swipe is now a passive ability that adds an additional skill attack when using Round Kick.
- - Eagle Strike can now be used starting at level 70; Bite of the Asp is now a passive ability that triggers damage over time when using Eagle Strike.
- - Tiger Claw can now be used starting at level 70; Raven's Claw is now a passive ability that triggers an additional skill attack and attack debuff when using Tiger Claw.
- - Dragon Punch (or Tail Rake) can now be used starting at level 70; Gorilla Smash is now a passive ability that triggers an additional skill attack and stun when using Dragon Punch (or Tail Rake).
- - Added additional ranks to Feral Swipe, Bite of the Asp, Raven's Claw, and Gorilla Smash that increase the effectiveness of each ability in place of the hastening previously offered by Hastened Feral Attacks.
- - Frenzied Swipe now reduces the reuse time of Round Kick by 3 seconds.
- Beastlord - Veteran's Wrath now modifies the critical damage of strike and kick attacks. This ability line was refunded with this change.
- Beastlord - Destructive Cascade is now available to be trained.
- Berserker - All ranks of Distraction Attack have been changed to passive abilities that can be toggled.
- Enchanter - Consolidated Edict of Command to be ranks of Dire Charm. Targets charmed by ranks 2+ of this ability that are level 46 or lower will now be permanently charmed.
- Enchanter - Consolidated Illusory Ally to be ranks of Doppelganger. Pets summoned by Doppelganger have gained the ability to cast any single target direct damage or stun spell that their owner currently has memorized. Starting at rank 20 Doppelganger will summon 3 pets.
- Enchanter - Ranks 4-6 of Soothing Words now reduce the reuse time by 10 minutes per rank, rank 13 by 1 minute, bringing the final reuse time down from 20 minutes to 5 minutes.
- Enchanter - Reduced the armor class debuff on Waking Nightmares, the debuff component of Noctambulate, to better reflect NPC armor class values.
- Enchanter - Increased the range on Tashan's Lingering Cry to ensure it lands at the maximum range that Tashan can be cast.
- Magician - Heart of Flames is no longer restricted to fire-based spells.
- Magician - Increased the duration of Heart of Flames, Vapor, Ice, and Stone as you purchase some ranks.
- Magician - Modified the damage focus component of Elemental Union to stack with Heart of Flames and reduced the damage focus percentage. Increased the duration of the ability at some ranks, added a critical chance increase for all ranks, and added a base mana cost increase component to the ability.
- Magician - Consolidated Elemental Ward to be ranks of Shield of the Elements. Reduced the initial reuse time of the ability, extended its duration, improved its stacking to better coexist with other spell and melee guard buffs, and scaled back the elemental damage reduction.
- Magician - Renamed Mana Reserve to Elemental Conversion. Removed the restriction that you must be below 20% mana to activate the ability. The ability now consumes health from your summoned companion in order to restore your mana.
- Monk - Increased the duration of ranks 3-13 of Destructive Force and Focused Destructive Force by 6 seconds.
- Monk - Reduced the initial reuse time of Imitate Death by 30 seconds.
- Monk - Added additional ranks to Distant Strike which can now be obtained starting at level 65.
- Necromancer - Reduced reuse time of Death Bloom from 10 minutes to 6 minutes, increased the health/mana values of ranks 4 and 6, and refunded Death Blossom.
- Necromancer - Consolidated Overpower Undead to be ranks of Dead Mesmerization.
- Necromancer - Hand of Death now focuses damage over time spells with a minimum duration of 12 seconds rather than 24 seconds.
- Ranger - Reduced the mana cost for rank 10 of Poison Arrows from 1036 to 900.
- Ranger - Destructive Cascade is now available to be trained.
- Shaman - Consolidated Armor of Ancestral Spirits to be ranks of Ancestral Guard.
- Wizard - Arcomancy, Cryomancy, and Pyromancy now share a 2 minute recast timer.

*** NPCs ***
- All NPC Guildmasters can now train players in all skills available to the class.

*** Mercenaries ***
- Players who are only grouped with a mercenary no longer have to confirm before merging with another group.
- Added the mercenary AA ability Essence of the Dragon. It can be purchased for 0 points once you have obtained the Special Progression AA ability Essence of the Dragon.

*** Progression Servers ***
- Level 52 and 58 fire pets will no longer cast wizard spells in addition to their intended Fire Elemental Bolts.

*** Miscellaneous ***
- Made the following adjustments to the Intimidation skill:
- - Corrected a longstanding bug that prevented the attacker from playing the cry animation after failed Intimidation attempts.
- - Increased the reuse time of this skill to 30 seconds.
- - Increased the skill-up rate for Intimidation by approximately 300%.
- - Increased the chance that Intimidation will succeed and introduced a bonus for being a higher level than your target.
- Fixed a periodic zone crash that could occur when leveling up while having a mercenary casting multi-target spells.
- Fixed an issue that caused errors when dismounting if 'Hidecorpse Always' was enabled.

*** UI ***
- The Merchant Window cost column is now right justified.
- Added a default text color for the UI.
- Addressed some button color inconsistencies throughout the UI.
- Right-clicking and holding on any item in the merchant window will now bring up a temporary inspect window.
- Merchant quantities will now correctly update when a player purchases stackable items.
- Fixed an issue that caused Adventure merchants to charge an incorrect price for items.
- Fixed an issue where shared loot was not being properly removed from the Advanced Loot Window when a group joined a raid.
- Fixed an issue where players joining a raid could not see pre-existing items in the Advanced Loot Window.
- Added a new label type for spell gem 13 (414).
- Added support for an additional spell gem.
- Added 20 additional pages to the spellbook.
- You will no longer see a message when deleting an empty bandolier set.
- Corrected an issue that would truncate item names in the message displayed when destroying them.
- Fixed an issue that could cause the client to crash if the description of a combat ability exceeded 512 characters.
- Added the ability to scroll and resize the description area of the Combat Skills window.
- Added more information to the server select screen message when multiple sessions are detected on your account.
- Clicking a spell link in the spell description window will now properly open a spell description window instead of adding a link to the spell in chat.

- Changed -

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December 10, 2017 - Ring of Scale content open to Premium Members!

Hey guys, we hope you are enjoying the final days of the Ring of Scale expansion Beta!

We've been busy working, as always, on guides and information for the new expansion!  We've recently opened our Ring of Scale guides section to our Premium Members, so you can get a sneak peek on the content launching this week, and help plan your launch day rush through progression!

If you are a Premium Member, you can access this content from the main menu on the Home Page, or can click this link directly: https://ros.eqresource.com

If you are interested in helping support the work we do on EQResource, please consider an affordable Premium Membership.  Your support allows us to pay the bills and keep our little site online!

Thanks, and we look forward to playing with you guys in RoS!

 - Riou and Rorce

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December 3, 2017 - EQResource Holiday Slots Contest!

The Holiday season is upon us once again...you guys know what that means!

EQResource Holiday Slots!

We've polished off the Holiday Slots and set them up with some brand new prizes for you guys!  This year you have a chance to win EQResource Premium Subscriptions, Stuffed Fippy Darkpaws, Ring of Scale Expansion Keys, 90 Day All Access Keys, and Daybreak Cash Keys!

So what are you waiting for?!  Head over to the official contest thread to check out the rules and get started!

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November 28, 2017 - Fall Bonuses Part 3

Adventurers, the final Fall Fun bonus is here!

From Wednesday, November 29, 2017, until Monday, December 11, 2017, ALL players will receive 1.5 times as much experience in their adventures across Norrath!

Get ready to grind, Norrathians! It's time to reap those rewards.

Check this out and more in our EQ Calendar (Be sure to set it to your time zone [in settings on the Calendar] for your times!).

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