Feb 20, 2024 - EQ Patch 2/21 - Bonus: Marketplace - EQ Roadmap 2024 - Year of Darkpaw - End of Year Producers Letter - Laurion's Song Launches - EG7 Investor Presentation (MAU, Revenue, EQ3) - EQResource Discord Server - EQResource in-game channel




February 20, 2024 - EQ Patch Weds 2/21

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 6:00AM PT* for an update. Estimated downtime for most servers, except Antonious Bayle, is expected to be 6 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=02212024
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=02212024
EQStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/eqstrhistory.php?mdy=02212024
Faction Changes:
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=02212024


Update Notes:
February 21, 2024
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*** Items ***
- Loading an equipment set now properly removes the appearance of an ornament from other items.
- Corrected an issue where identical augments would not load properly in an equipment set.
- The Northern Desert Outlook Device should now fit into the Teleportation Key Ring.
- Forsaken Weapon Ornaments no longer have a Free Storage tag.
- Charms available from Laurion's Song that are associated with Hunter achievements should now be calculating stats more accurately.
- The various Charms of Distant Echoes have had their type 9 augment slots replaced with a type 25 slot. Additionally, the various type 9 Shards of Distant Echoes augments have been changed into type 25 augments.
- Serene Pluot Fruit Splash and Serene Succulent Mango Iced Tea are no longer flagged as tradeskill items.


*** Tradeskills ***
- A new recipe for Myrmidon's Sloth XIX using Laurion's Song items has been added.


*** Quests & Events ***
- Fixed spelling errors in the Final Fugue mission.
- Reduced the damage done by non-raid NPCs in the Return of Kanghammer instance.
- Year of Darkpaw Heroic Adventures will no longer consume the repaired keys on entry to the tower rooms.
- Year of Darkpaw Heroic Adventures now have the standard 6-hour lock-out timer.
- Coin is no longer temporarily granted in monster missions.
- The Tides of Time anniversary tower can now be located using the Zone Guide and Find Window.
- Changed the final three raids in Laurions Song to use the old reward system. Note: This system is less reliable at delivering rewards if you are zoning at the time the event ends.


*** Spells ***
- Fixed an issue that caused hidden players to remain visible after casting an invisibility spell.
- Unhiding no longer removes invisibility buffs.
- Fixed a bug where changing personas or shrouding did not correctly apply a previous illusion.
- Renamed all spells with both a Roman Numeral ordinal and a letter-designated rank (Azia, Beza, or Caza) to have a consistent order. They should all be in the form of "Spellname IX Caza" now.
- Added zone-based monsters to the Magician monster summoning spells for Veil of Alaris to Laurion's Song zones.
- Beastlord, Magician, and Necromancer focusable pets from level 116-120 have been rebalanced. Base pets and focused pets below Enhanced Minion XXVII will be stronger than they were, but focused pets of Enhanced Minion XXVIII or higher will be weaker.
- Shaman - The Spiritual Surge line of spells can no longer be twincast.
- Cleric - Corrected the Resist Poison and Resist Disease values for Hammer of the Remembered.
- Cleric - Corrected an issue where several spells in the Rallied Rampart of Vie line were casting the wrong version of Light of Vie on fade.
- Rogue - Corrected a pronoun issue in the spell landed message for the Toxic Blade line of abilities.
- Bard - Fixed an issue where many songs in the Veshma's Crescendo line were not as powerful as intended.
- Berserker - Fixed descriptions for the Rage Strike ability line.
- Shadowknight - Fixed some descriptions in the Touch/Gift line.
- Shadowknight - Fixed a few spelling issues with the description of the Unholy Guardian Spell line.
- Beastlord - Reduced the power of pets summoned by the Howling at the Moon line and increased the chance for two pets to be summoned.
- Necromancer - Reduced the power of the pets summoned by the Call Skeleton Swarm line to bring them back in line with Magician pets. Renamed the spells in the line to reflect that only one skeleton is summoned.


*** AA ***
- AAs granted via rewards should now correctly apply to all personas. This includes Banestrike, Essence of the Dragon, Hero's Barracks, Hero's Fortitude,  Hero's Resolution, Hero's Vitality, and Trophy Collector.
- Paladin - Updated the Focus AA, Extended Preservation of Marr, reducing the current max rank to 19 and the bonus it provides the Preservation of Tunare spell line to 96 seconds additional duration and 62 additional charges at rank 19.
- Paladin - Added a new Focus AA, Extended Rejuvenating Steel, that increases the duration and available charges of the Rejuvenating Steel spell line by 36 seconds and 12 charges at max rank.
- Paladin/Shadowknight - Updated the Focus AA, Extended Steely Stance, so that ranks 6-7 are now free but no longer increase duration beyond the 25 ticks added via rank 5.
- Berserker/Warrior - Updated the Archetype AA, Battle Leap, to provide its base melee damage bonus as an always-active passive effect starting at rank 8. Additionally, added a damage component to all ranks of the activated leap that hits for up to 95k at max rank. A new rank has also been added for Laurion's Song, available at level 125, and an issue with the Auto Grant expansion check for ranks 4 through 7 has been fixed.
- Berserker - Updated the Focus AA, Hastened Mangling Discipline, to provide up to 10 minutes of reuse reduction at max rank to all ranks of Mangling Discipline.
- Necromancer - Updated the Class AA, Hand of Death, so that rank 11 is an upgrade over previous ranks.
- Necromancer - Updated the Class AA, Blood Magic, so that the duration of the rank 15 and 16 spells match rank 14 (36 seconds) and updated the cast time of the rank 16 spell to be 2.5 seconds.
- Necromancer - Updated the Archetype AA, Critical Affliction, so that ranks 18-20 are upgrades over previous ranks.
- Enchanter/Magician/Wizard - Updated the Archetype AA, Arcane Whisper, to actually reduce hate. Additionally, all ranks have been rebalanced, culminating in -420k flat hate and -10% current hate at max rank, which is now rank 21 instead of rank 18.
- Shaman - Updated the Archetype AA, Malaise/Wind of Malaise, so that Rank 38 of Malaise and 15 of Wind of Malaise now require level 122 to purchase, the same level required to learn Malosinera.
- Shaman - Updated the Class AA, Union of Spirits, so that ranks 22-33 provide stat buffs equivalent to ranks of Ancestral Aid available at the same levels (100-115).
- Bard - Updated the Class AA, Rallying Call/Solo, so that the endurance regen (which is intentionally much lower than the mana regen) is listed as a separate value in the AA and spell description. Also slightly increased endurance regen at ranks 8-11, to 2100 at max rank.


*** NPCs ***
- Pets will now attempt to equip items given to them into the left and right version of their ear, finger, and wrist slots.
- Fixed an issue with erroneous spells being cast from blight speakers in Bloodmoon Keep.


*** Mercenaries ***
- Zones will no longer auto-suspend mercenaries due to being over capacity.
- Corrected an issue that caused a mercenary's buffs to expire when their level changed.
- Mercenary slots from the Hero's Barracks AA should now properly update when changing personas.
- Fixed an issue where mercenaries would die when zoning from floating zones after entering the new zone.
- Unsuspending a mercenary with a higher-level persona than they were suspended at sets their health to the maximum level.


*** Progression Servers ***
- Vaniki: The achievement for defeating Sendaii, the Hive Queen now has a one-level grace.
- Removed the loot lockout enforcement on the Hive Guardians in Arthicrex.


*** Miscellaneous ***
- Corpses are tired of standing around.
- Corrected an issue that caused upgrading a Heroic character to fail after recently deleting one.
- Fixed issue where the Map window would be blank after swapping personas.
- Players will now have full health after swapping personas.
- Made it so all max-level personas on an account count towards the legacy XP bonus and fixed a bug where camping with a non-max-level persona would cause a max-level character to not count.
- Corrected an issue where secondary weapons could proc for characters without dual-wield skill.
- Added a single slot Hero's Forge keyring slot option in the marketplace.
- Tuned Memory.ini settings to improve graphics memory usage and performance. Improved deferred loading of textures and animations.
- DirectX 11 Changes:
- - Additional fixes for kaleidoscope-like rendering artifacts.
- - Fixed Windows 10/11 display flickering caused by FLIP mode.


*** UI ***
- Fixed an issue where new UI engine windows sometimes didn't load their default position.
- Added Center Vertically and Center Horizontally options to the window arrange menu.
- Fixed an issue that caused new UI engine windows to not scale properly between play sessions.
- New chat filters related to critical hits should now properly save.
- Moved many combat related chat filters to the Combat tab by default. Note that this will only affect a new UI.
- Fixed an issue where direct damage of players hitting themselves would incorrectly go to the Direct Damage (Yours) filter.
- Added a warning to the surname change confirmation dialog to inform the player that if their existing surname was granted by a GM they will not be able to switch back.
- When a player is invited to a group and then swaps personas the Follow button in the Group window will now remain enabled.
- Updated experienced-based chat messages to use the Experience chat filter.
- Removed Heroic Character options when creating a new Persona. Personas can still be upgraded using the options in the Inventory window.
- Fixed character creation after canceling creating a new persona.
- Added HTML attributes to new UI engine windows so they can easily be centered in any screen resolution.
- Fixed tooltips not working on disabled buttons in new UI engine windows.
- Removed flashing and hitching during ALT-ENTER and ALT-TAB full screen transitions.

- Changed -
CastingWindow.html             
SelectorWindow.html
EQUI_DragItems.xml             


*** Previously Updated ***
- DirectX 11 Changes:
- - Fixed 2.0 Pixel Shader usage.
- - Applied a speculative fix for some kaleidoscope-like rendering artifacts.


- The EverQuest Team



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February 11, 2024 - Marketplace Discount

We are also offering a discount of 15% on the Marketplace, which helps too! Who doesn’t love saving coins on things they love to use after all?

Erollisi Day and the Marketplace Discount both begin today and will end on February 20, 2024, at 11:00 p.m. PST. Don't miss out on these limited-time quests, achievements, collections, and more!



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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January 18, 2024 - EQ Roadmap 2024

The Year of Darkpaw: An EverQuest® Celebration is on a roll with so much already going on and so much more to come! You can read about what's happened so far in the 2023 Final Producer's Letter and the 2024 New Year Post. Before we go too far, let's take a few moments to recap what happened at the tail end of last year. 

In November, our first annual Champion's Festival was run to help celebrate EverQuest II's anniversary! Speaking of EQII, we will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! Next up was the Feast of Giving, complete with some new content. Our 30th Expansion, Laurion's Song, launched in December to round out the year.

I would be remiss if we failed to mention Extra Life and the amazing job you all did with fundraising and donating to help children in need! You all went above and beyond this year, and, as such, earned a whopping $174,572. This year's Darkpaw Games page is already up and ready for sign-ups. I have a feeling that 2024 will be another banner year!

Did we mention we have Year of Darkpaw swag for sale now? Head on over to the and grab some great stuff today, like this T-Shirt, Mouse Pad, and Poster!

And now, without further ado, this year's Roadmap.

January:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Year of Darkpaw Swag for sale
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            January quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Soundtrack Volume 1 released on streaming services
        Ask Me Anything forum thread
    Laurion's Song Tier 1 Raids unlocked
    DirectX 11 API Port launches

February:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            February quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Soundtrack Volume 2 released on streaming services
        Adding January giveaway item for purchase
    Laurion's Song Tier 2 Raids unlocked
    Erollisi Day event returns

March:
    HAPPY 25th ANNIVERSARY EVERQUEST!
        New anniversary content
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            March quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding February giveaway item for purchase
        Ask Me Anything responses posted
    Laurion's Song Tier 3 Raids unlocked
    EQ Swag Store Launch
    Brew Day event returns
    Bristlebane Day event returns
    Stomples Day event returns

April:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            April quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding March giveaway item for purchase
    Tempest Festival event returns

May:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            May quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding April giveaway item for purchase
    New Progression Servers (rulesets to be announced)

June:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            June quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding May giveaway item for purchase
    Pride Month Familiars
    Hardcore Heritage event returns
    Scorched Sky event returns

July:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            July quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding June giveaway item for purchase
    Potential server merge - Thornblade to Mischief
    Death, Death, Death event returns
    Living Legacy Raids event returns

August:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            August quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding July giveaway item for purchase
    Extra Life incentives announcement
    Stone Cold Summer event returns

September:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            September quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding August giveaway item for purchase
    Talk Like a Pirate Day event returns

October:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            October quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding September giveaway item for purchase
    EverQuest's 31st expansion beta + Pre-Order opens
    Nights of the Dead event returns

November:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            November quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding October giveaway item for purchase
    Champion's Festival event returns
        HAPPY 20th ANNIVERSARY EVERQUEST II!
    Extra Life Game Day
    Raid, Raid, Raid! event returns
    Feast of Giving event returns

December:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            December quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding November giveaway item for purchase
    EverQuest's 31st expansion launch
    Frostfell event returns
    New Year's event returns

Throughout the Year:
    Server performance improvements
    Ongoing conversion of Suite windows to the New UI Engine
    Anti-cheat improvements

This concludes our 2024 Roadmap. Please remember that dates and events are subject to change as necessary.

Stay tuned as we map out this stellar year,

Jenn Chan
Head of Studio



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January 16, 2024 - Patch tomorrow 1/17

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 6:00 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 6 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=01172024
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=01172024
EQStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/eqstrhistory.php?mdy=01172024
Faction Changes:
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=01172024


Update Notes:
January 17, 2024
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*** Highlights ***
- Added the 'inventory' option to the /pet command to interact with your pet's currently equipped items. See details below.
- The DirectX 11 API Port is now Live. Please see forums for details.


*** Items ***
- Harmonious and Reactive versions of Goliath's Amphibian Skin augment can now be equipped in range weapons, and all three augments now share a lore equip group.
- Charms from Laurion's Song that require rare creature kills to improve stats should now function correctly.
- Achievements for collecting Copperleaf and Echoing Memoryforge Hero's Forge armor should now function correctly.
- Rallos Zek augments from Torment of Velious now share Lore Equip groups with Legacies Lost augments from Laurion's Song.
- Memoryforged Desolation weapons have had their damage ratios adjusted.
- Memoryforged Desolation items have had their procs and focus effects adjusted to bring them in line with original intentions.
- The Captain's Strength and Concentrated Goblin Smarts augments received slight adjustments to heal amount and spell damage stats.
- Devotee's Focus of Legacies Lost will now drop off raid base population in Laurion's Song raids rather than chests.


*** Tradeskills ***
- Dried Vanilla Beans are no longer tagged as No Trade.


*** Quests & Events ***
- Added bonus experience to Laurion's Song evolving items for opening chests in Laurion's Song missions.
- Year of Darkpaw collections will now reward Timeless Tokens instead of experience.
- Removed the experience from giving wine to Lady Shae or Lokar To`Biath. The quests will continue to grant faction rewards.
- Updated the Calendar events for Laurion's Song raids to properly mention Laurion's Song raids.
- Final Fugue (Mission) - 
- - Achievements now will be credited properly.
- - Player characters will no longer suffer longer combat rest lockouts.
- - Any stun should help to make Kar movable again after he draws his shield.
- - The boars are now animals.
- Heroes are Forged (Mission) -
- - Entry into the Spider Queen's web should work properly.
- - The slimes will now drop a Glob of Slippery Slime.
- - The mender now mends properly.
- - Enemies will now summon.
- Shadow of my Shadow (Raid) - Fixed a few issues with miscommunications.
- Fixed a typo with the 'easy-going layabout' in Timorous Falls.
- Fixed an issue with Snart's Riddle not dropping for groups correctly.
- Fixed a typo in the quest 'Shadier Neighbors'.


*** Spells ***
- Added monsters from The Burning Lands in zones for magician's monster summoning spells.
- Added monsters from Ring of Scale in zones for magician's monster summoning spells.
- Added monsters from Empires of Kunark in zones for magician's monster summoning spells.
- Beneficial spells that target the caster's group, if cast by a pet, will now include the mercenaries and pets (subject to their leader's pet affinity AA) in the pet leader's group.
- Fixed an issue with Krizad's Malosinera triggering the wrong version of Malosinera.


*** AA ***
- Berserker/Monk - Added a new activated Archetype AA, Devastating Assault, available starting at level 112, that provides a percentage of weapon damage as AE damage in a 40-foot radius for 2m every 5m (using timer 30).
- Berserker - Updated the Archetype AA, Veteran's Wrath, ranks 31 through 35, increasing the melee crit damage bonus to 325% at max rank.
- Berserker - Added a new passive Focus AA, Hastened Mangling Discipline, available starting at level 112, that provides up to 5 minutes of reuse reduction at max rank to all ranks of Mangling Discipline.
- Monk - Updated the Class AA, Zan Fi's Whistle, starting at rank 31, to passively buff base melee, hand to hand, 1 and 2 handed blunt, and Flying Kick damage. Additionally, the activated ability now exclusively provides damage procs of up to 240k at max rank, with a bonus 50% proc chance, on up to 30 successful hits with Tiger Claw, Eagle Strike, and Dragon Punch attacks for 3m every 10m (using timer 41). A new rank of Zan Fi's Whistle has also been added for Laurion's Song, available at level 125.


*** NPCs ***
- The Nokk Rallosians have better trained their battleworgs to assist them in battle.
- Fixed an issue with Dhakka Nogg's height.


*** Mercenaries ***
- Gave weapon visuals to the level 125 player race Healer and Tank mercenaries.
- Mercenaries will once again use their abilities to the fullest while in combat.
- Corrected an issue with unspent mercenary AA points decreasing when swapping personas.
- Mercenary AA experience is now based off the highest level persona your character has rather than the level of your current persona.


*** Collections ***
- The Spirit of the Lost collectible finder can now locate Year of Darkpaw collection item spawns.
- Fixed an issue with the 'Mind Your Steppe' collection from Timorous Falls not dropping correctly.
- Fixed an issue with a 'Have A Drink on Me' collection spawn point being under the map in Timorous Falls.


*** Overseer ***
- Corrected an issue with Overseer data not loading when swapping personas.


*** Progression Servers ***
- Added a level 90 check for Empires of Kunark Amorphous armor items for Vaniki.


*** Miscellaneous ***
- Corrected an issue with triggered spells not functioning when swapping personas.
- Corrected an issue where you would log in as your most recently created persona. This will occur one more time for existing personas, as the information needed to load the correct persona does not yet exist.
- Character equipment will visually update correctly when swapping personas and equipment sets.
- Fixed an issue where Player A's pet could sometimes have Player B's name if Player B's name started with Player A's name, such as Sam and Samwise.
- Increased the maximum number of Hero's Forge key ring items to 500.
- Reward previews now factor in: perk, legacy character, and level and server-based experience modifiers.
- Added a minimum viability check to ensure that the client has at least Windows 7 Service Pack 1 installed.
- Added the 'inventory' option to the /pet command to interact with your pet's currently equipped items.
- - /pet inventory check - This will return a list of your pet's currently equipped items.
- - /pet inventory destroy slot - This will destroy the item your pet has in the chosen slot.


*** UI ***
- Converted the Breathing window to the new UI engine.
- Added a confirmation popup when selecting the UI reset checkbox on the Character Select screen.
- The Legacy experience tooltip is now visible when not using the new UI engine.
- Corrected an issue with the Alternate Advancement window showing an incorrect experience percent split value.
- Made the following changes to chat filters:
- - Direct Damage and Damage Over Time filters have been split into Yours, Your Critical Hits, You Being Hit, Others, and Other Critical Hits.
- - Healing filters have been split into Yours, Your Critical Heals, Heals Received, Others, and Other Critical Heals.
- - Added a separate chat filter for others' melee critical hits, Others Hits (Critical).
- - Moved auto attack on/off and other attack-related messages to the Melee Warnings chat filter. Also renamed 'Too far away (melee)' to 'Melee Warnings' in Chat options.
- - Added new chat filter 'Chat Channel Info' for universal chat messages such as output from commands /list and /autojoin.
- - Created new chat filter for Consider Messages generated by right clicking or using /consider on a target.
- Updated the Guild, Raid, and Fellowship windows to properly display class changes.
- Deleting a character with multiple heroic personas will now refund all heroic features that qualify.
- The minimum and maximum required levels for a task are now displayed in the task window.
- Fixed item name colors in the Item Display Window when a persona is unable to use an item.
- Corrected an issue with the Faction window being blank after swapping personas.
- The tooltip for the AA and normal EXP bar should now display correctly in the new UI engine.
- The Spell Display window caster field no longer persists from one instance to the next.
- Fixed an issue where the new UI engine Casting Window could slowly move out of position.
- Fixed the Actions window not updating Abilities and Combat buttons after swapping personas.
- Removed display gamma options and replaced them with a rendering effect that enhances brightness in the scene.
- Corrected an issue where mercenaries didn't update their displayed level when their owner's level changed.
- Corrected an issue where the Target window didn't update its consider color when your target's level changed.

- Changed -
BreathWindow.html
ctxinventory.html
ctxpersona.html
EQUI_AdvancedDisplayOptionsWnd.xml
EQUI_Animations.xml
EQUI_CharacterListWnd.xml
EQUI_GuildBankWnd.xml
EQUI_Inventory.xml
EQUI_OptionsWindow.xml
EQUI_TaskWnd.xml
index.html
InventoryWindow.css
InventoryWindow.html
InventoryWindowPersonas.html
main.css
style.css


*** Previously Updated ***
- Fixed the missing NPCs in the Bidils the Quickhand raid.


- The EverQuest Team



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January 1, 2024 - Year of Darkpaw

The Year of Darkpaw: An EverQuest® Celebration has officially launched! Here are the things that were released today! This is far from all, however, so stay tuned to keep updated on all the events!

The Orc Warrior metamorph wand is our first giveaway item, which we teased in the Producer’s Letter. It’s only available through the end of January, so be sure to grab yours before then! It is available per character too, so get it for all your alts!

We are thrilled to announce the Anniversary Tower which will arrive in the game on January 17, 2024! This tower features 11 floors to be unlocked over time via quests called the Tower Trials. Each Trial quest consists of a task that sends you off to various places across Norrath to find a key that unlocks a tower door! Once inside, prepare yourself for a unique encounter you must overcome to collect your currency! Inside the tower resides a vendor with items you can spend your Year of Darkpaw Timeless Tokens currency on. You can earn these tokens the first time you complete each Trial quest and each time you complete a Heroic Adventure as well as completing the collection each month! The tower can be found in North Ro, be sure to look to the skies near the water's edge to find it!

Starting this month, there will also be limited edition items for sale in the Marketplace. January’s item is an Argent Clockwork Bear Saddle. Be sure to get this unique and beautiful bear before the end of the month!


While you're in the game, don't forget to find all the items in the January collection, Gnoll Essences (Blackburrow). Those special January shinies won't be spawning come February.

In other news, we will have an AMA (Ask Me Anything) thread posted on the forums where you all can post questions for our staff to answer for you. This thread will open for questions beginning on January 10, 2024, and remain open until February 14, 2024. So, start a list of things you might have wanted to ask so you’re prepared!

We also have social media contests, events, and more beginning later this month! Practice using #yearofdarkpaw now, as you will need it later! Be sure to watch all our social media platforms and forums to get some goodies and fun times throughout 2024!

This is only the beginning of what will be a stellar year that we have planned for you all for the Year of Darkpaw: An EverQuest® Celebration!



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December 27, 2023 - Rare + Marketplace Bonuses

Today, 20% off discounts in the Marketplace as well as 50% increase to rare spawn chance have begun and will run until January 3, 2024, at 11:00 p.m. PST. Grab what you need as you venture into a whole new year!

Happy New Year, friends!



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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December 12, 2023 - End of Year Producer's Letter

As the last remnants of 2023 float by like a long-forgotten song on a breeze, I would like to take a stroll through memory lane and recap the year. Like every year, there were ups and downs, and I appreciate all of you being here with us throughout it all.

2024 will be a momentous year for EverQuest, as the game we all know and love celebrates 25 years of development. Not to mention EverQuest II will be celebrating its 20th year! We will not let either celebration go gently into that good night either. We have so many plans, events and more for the Year of Darkpaw: An EverQuest Celebration! But more on this later.

Fundraising for Extra Life was amazing this year, and the in-game bonuses were the highest that have ever been offered. You can still donate towards the individual incentives until December 31, 2023, at 11:45 p.m. PST. Laurion's Song, the 30th expansion, was released last week. With it came a level cap increase to 125, Alternate Personas, new zones, collections, quests, missions, spells, and AAs. Oakwynd, a unique TLP, launched in May amid a flurry of conversations and debates about some of the rules and bonuses available on it. There was content added to many of the in-game events, such as Erollisi Day, Brew Day, Tempest Festival, Stone Cold Summer, and Scorched Sky. New Pride Month metamorphs, UI engine changes, as well as Claws of Veeshan becoming free to all round out the bigger beats of 2023.

I'd like to thank everyone from the beta and test servers for testing the Direct X 11 API port and reporting issues you've found; we are still working on addressing some important bugs and will provide a date for its release once those issues are resolved.

Here is 2023 in a nutshell:

January
    Night of Shadows Tier 1 Raids Unlocked

February
    New Content for Erollisi Day
    Night of Shadows Tier 2 Raids Unlocked

March
    Night of Shadows Tier 3 Raids Unlocked
    New Content for Brew Day
    EverQuest's 24th Anniversary Celebration - New quests and a mission.
    Bristlebane Day Returned

    Stomples Day Returned

April
    Extra Life fundraising and Daybreak Games Super Team page

May
    New content for Tempest Festival
    New UI engine released
    New Evolving Ruleset TLP, Oakwynd, launched

June
    New Pride Month Familiars
    Hardcore Heritage
    New Raid Banner
    Claws of Veeshan free for everyone

July
    Scorched Sky event, bonuses, and new bags
    Coirnav was merged to Vox

August
    Living Legacy Raids with new Metamorphs
    Extra Life Incentives revealed
    New Quests and Mission implemented for Stone Cold Summer

September
    DirectX 11 API Port on Test server

October
    2023's Expansion Beta + Pre-order

November
    First Annual Champion's Festival
    Extra Life Game Day
    Extra Life in-game bonus week
    New Content for Feast of Giving

December
    Launch of Laurion's Song - EverQuest's 30th Expansion!


Now back to the Year of Darkpaw: An EverQuest Celebration! We have been thinking up and making ready all sorts of fun things for the entire year. To start things off, beginning on January 1st and continuing until January 31st we'll be giving away a classic style Orc Warrior metamorph wand. New collections will also take you back to some of the most nostalgic zones in EverQuest's history. There will also be a limited time Argent Clockwork Bear Saddle for sale. You'll want to login in January before these things go away. That's not all, we have much more in store for next year so be on the lookout for more to come.

2024 towers above past years,
Jenn Chan
Head of Studio



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December 11, 2023 - EQ Patch tomorrow 12/12

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 8:00 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 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!).


Achievement Changes: https://achievements.eqresource.com/achievementshistory.php?mdy=12122023
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=12122023
EQStr Changes:
Faction Changes:
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=12122023


Update Notes:
December 12, 2023
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*** Items ***
- Added the proper armor class value to the Aura of Preservation XVI tribute benefit.
- Laurion Inn Voucher and Shalowain's Private Reserve alternate currencies now have description text.


*** Quests & Events ***
- Corrected an issue that caused monster missions, such as those offered by Old Man McKenzie, to check the minimum level incorrectly.
- Updated the Calendar events for Laurion's Song raids with correct descriptions.


*** Spells ***
- Faycite shards for many Laurion's Song abilities are available from Lauren Festule, Victor Pedalfoot, and Charice Malfor, who can be found on the second floor of the Laurion Inn.


*** AA ***
- Rogue - Adjusted the Class AA, Anatomy, ranks 37-40, to correctly target enemies at least 1 level lower than the required level of the AA.


*** Miscellaneous ***
- Laurion's Song zones will now spawn pick zones when appropriate.
- Corrected an issue with the Legacy Character experience bonus not applying to alternate advancement experience.


- The EverQuest Team



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December 5, 2023 - Laurion's Song Launches

Laurion's Song Launches!


Getting There
To get there you can click on the Door in The Plane of Tranquility, the door is on the Beach between the Plane of Health/Nightmare area and the Plane of Innovation. Clicking on the Door zones you into Laurion Inn.
The Guild Hall portal takes you to Laurion Inn where you can buy your Spells and Teleports.
The Teleports take you to Laurion Inn.
The Premium item port is to Laurion Inn.


Maps
There is a Map Pack up so you can grab those.


Alternate Personas
The big Feature of the expansion are Alternate Personas.
-Daybreak has an FAQ up containing common questions about the feature.


Content
The Expansion is standard stuff that the previous few have done, with no locked zones this time.


Items
-Weapons have gotten a Large Upgrade for Laurion's Song, to where melee will replace any pre-LS ones with Group Weapons.
-There is a new Evolving Neck item this year, Subdued Collar of Legacies Lost, that drops from The Hero's Forge Mission, Heroes Are Forged or The Pal'Lomen Mission, Final Fugue.
-To go with the new Evolver, there are new Stat Type 18 and 19 Augs that share a lore group with the ToV ones. The Group ones come from Rares and Missions while the Raid ones are in Raid Chests.
-The Ore system for Tradeskill Armor is the same as NoS
-There is a new set of Mercenary Gear in Laurion's Song


Call of Hero Rings
There are 2 new Rings in The Hero's Forge Found and Lost.
--You can only have one of these rings at a time, flipping between the quests requires you to turn in your current ring.
--You need to be close to someone with the opposite ring to link together, linking together is permanent until you re-link with someone else.
--Re-linking to someone else just requires that your linked Partner is out the the zone, then you can re-initiate a link with a new Character.
--Clicking on a Ring while in the same zone as your linked Partner ports you directly onto them, it has a 10 Second Cast time and a 30 Minute Reuse.


As always, we would like to Thank our Premium Members who help keep the Site alive, Thank You!



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December 1, 2023 - Laurion's Song Launch Patch 12/5

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, December 05, 2023 at 6:00 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 6 hours. Servers will unlock no earlier than 12 PM (noon).



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=12052023
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=12052023
EQStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/eqstrhistory.php?mdy=12052023
Faction Changes:
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=12052023


Update Notes:
December 5, 2023
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*** Laurion's Song ***
Welcome to EverQuest: Laurion's Song, the 30th expansion for EverQuest!
A door appears in the Plane of Tranquility, and the heroes of Norrath walk through to find a warm and cozy-looking building. Light from the windows illuminates a clearing in a forest. Music and voices as well as the tantalizing smell of cooking meat and mead drift on the air. The inn’s presence invites adventurers to rest and revel after exhausting and dangerous exploits. Welcome to the Realm of Heroes, the place where the greatest heroes go when their adventures are over.  Can you discover what the mystery is that lies under the façade of comfort and revelry?
- Reach the new maximum level of 125!
- Learn new spells, combat abilities, and alternate abilities.
- Find new items and learn new tradeskill recipes.
- Explore seven new zones.
- Participate in new raids and quests.
- Complete new achievements.
- Swap to another class while retaining your name, inventory and much more with with Alternate Personas. See details below.
- To start, enter into Laurion Inn through a new door in the Plane of Tranquility.


*** AA ***
- Paladin - Blessing of Light - Increased the min/max damage bonus granted to the Divine Might spell line at rank 26 to 775% and 825%, and at rank 27 to 800% and 850% - also increased the damage bonus granted to Blunted Strike at rank 27 to 90%.


*** Miscellaneous ***
- Alternate Personas
-- Swap to another class while retaining your name, inventory, and much more with Alternate Personas.
-- An Alternate Persona gives your character the opportunity to play as though you are a different class from within the same character.
-- To create a persona, use the Persona tab of the Inventory Window.
-- Details can be found in the tip window, accessible by clicking on the list of Persona classes.
- Speculative fix for client crashes caused by having multiple corpses in a zone along with the living player.
- Fixed a bug where players would be stuck with an invalid expedition invitation if the expedition was canceled before they responded to the invitation.
- Corrected an issue where progressive disciplines such as Ecliptic Rage would not work from the /discipline command when given the ability name. For example "/disc Ecliptic Rage" would not work.
- Reduced pet combat lag due to spell casting and weapon procs.
- Increased the maximum level cap to 125.


*** UI ***
- Separated "Other" chat filter into multiple channels based on color of the message.

- Changed -
EQUI_Animations.xml
EQUI_Inventory.xml
InventoryWindow.html

- Added -
InventoryWindowPersonas.html


- The EverQuest Team



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