June 19, 2018 - EQ Patch 6/20 - Producers Letter - GamParse Update Thread - EQ Resource in-game channel

July 16, 2018 - Patch weds 7/18

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 6:30 AM PT* for an update. This downtime is expected to last approximately 6 hours.

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June 29, 2018 - Independence Holiday Bonuses

Are you ready to experience a week full of bonuses?

From 12:00 PM PT on Saturday, June 30, 2018 until 12:00 PM PT on Thursday, July 5, 2018, ALL players on ALL servers will be awarded with 76% bonus experience, faction hits, and rare spawns!


Additionally, members will receive 25% off ALL items in the in-game Marketplace! If you've been been eyeing something in the Marketplace, now's the perfect chance to snag it.

Not an All Access member yet? With bonuses, discounts, access to new content, and more, there’s never been a better time to join!
Make haste, Norrathians, and take advantage of these epic bonuses!

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June 19, 2018 - Patch tomorrow 6/20

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 6:30 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=06202018
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=06202018
EQStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/eqstrhistory.php?mdy=06202018
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=06202018

Update Notes:
June 20, 2018
*** Highlights ***
- Charm items with right click effects can now be activated from your inventory.
- Look to the Marketplace this month for the Northman Heritage Crate. Each crate contains a random item. Trade these Northman Heritage items to your friends or collect them all yourself!

*** Items ***
- Charm items with click effects can now be activated from bags and inventory. This includes both Skulls of Null.
- - The convert button will remain on the Skulls of Null for the people that may not have fixed their broken versions.
- Updated the name of the items and recipes for the consolidated Fereth armors.
- Altered the visual appearance of Ancient Gaffi of Trorsmang and Veltar's Staff of Tranquility.
- The Mirror Fragment of Anashti Sul will now only transport you if you are in a Broken Mirror zone.
- Suits of Hero's Forge armor now link to the reward window which allows for inspecting their individual pieces without unpacking the suits.
- Bottle of Shared Adventure effects can now land on you even if you have an existing single-target experience enhancing effect active. These effects do not stack with each other -- only the most powerful one will affect your experience.

*** Tradeskills ***
- Replaced Platinum Geode Necklace in the Jewelcraft Tradeskill Tests with Jaded Velium Ring.
- Fixed the Tradeskill Test quests so the required turn-ins match the required recipes.

*** Quests And Events ***
- Journey Into Terror - **Read Carefully** Crestra will accept Crestra's Empowered Elegant Earring for the final turn in, BUT they will only return Crestra's Elegant Earring. You will not get the raid version back. You will not get a Flawless Conflagrant Diamond.
- Drusella's Vault - Added a popup message when Drusella heads to a raid member's location. Drusella's aura will no longer damage NPCs.
- The Sathir Line - Added a popup message when Drusella chases a raid member. Added a popup message when Venril levels his gaze at a raid member.
- The Plane of Fear: Revisited and The Plane of Hate: Revisited again allow mercenaries.
- Fell Foliage (Mission) - The Atrocious Succulent will no longer spawn burgeoning succulents.
- Measure of the Dead - The energy collection elements will no longer reset if you have already completed the earring combine.
- Anashti Sul, Enslaver of Souls (Group) - Fixed a bug that caused the Enraged Guardian of Sul to be much harder than intended.
- In Defense of Health - Corrected issues with the strength of some NPCs being too high. Fixed a spawn that could spawn a raid NPC in the Heroic Adventure.
- Plane of Health raids - Set many non-boss NPCs to the correct difficulty rating.
- Crypt of Sul Heroic Adventures - Fixed a spawn with a bad encounter that could lead to an NPC 7 levels higher than the highest player in the adventure.
- End of Empire (Raid) - The bonus chest that drops ornamentation will no longer move after it is opened.
- Kragsmash - The speed of body and strength of body adds will now assist Kragsmash more reliably. The adds will despawn if the boss has been slain.
- Sverag, Stronghold of Rage - Characters with the Hero's Challenge will once again be offered a chance to get into the instance.
- Plane of War - Adjusted the appearance of the colossi that offer transportation to Narikor.
- Bastion of Thunder - After the defeat of Emmerik Skyfury, Askr the Lost will now send you to Karana's chamber rather than opening the Chaotic Vortex to do so.
- Fixed an issue that would prevent you from obtaining some cultural tasks if you had other unrelated tasks such as 'Will It Live?'.
- Ancient Heroes - Lord Nagafen - King Tranix, Warlord Skarlon, and Magus Rokyl have returned to this Old Man McKenzie mission.

*** Spells ***
- Corrected a typo in the message you see when attempting to teleport to an anchor that doesn't exist.
- Spells with multiple damage values will now correctly report the total damage done.
- Form of Darkness now fades on zoning.
- Druid and Shaman - The Regeneration line of spells will now increase in power as you gain levels up to level 80.
- Enchanter - Lowered the damage, efficiency, and mana return of the Mind Shatter line of Damage over Time spells. The line has been added to a shared timer and has a recast delay.
- Enchanter - Lowered the damage and efficiency of the Suffocating Sphere and Baffling Constriction lines of Damage over Time spells.
- Shadowknight - Moved Mental Corruption from Utility Detrimental->Combat Innates to Utility Beneficial->Combat Innates since it provides a buff.

*** AA ***

- Beastlord - Fixed a bug that prevented Frenzied Swipe from being purchasable.
- Berserker - Fixed a bug with rank 5 of Screaming Axes that caused Screaming Fury II to grant less haste than was intended.
- Shadowknight - Fixed errors in the descriptions for ranks 25-26, 40-41, and 45 of Leech Touch.

*** NPCs ***
- Fixed a bug that prevented charmed NPCs and pets from returning items that they will not equip.
- NPCs will be more responsive when returning items they do not want.
- Seer Mal Nae`Shi's dialogues can now be clicked instead of having to type the correct response.

*** Progression Servers ***
- Changed the requirements to create alchemy distillate potions to be relative to equivalent player spell power within the era.
- Echo of Sebilis will despawn if it spawns before Gates of Discord is open.
- Temple of Veeshan (Agent of Change) - Restored Lord Vyemm to the Temple of Veeshan where he is meant to reside.
- All Bottle of X items on the marketplace now use the quest reward window to grant an item appropriate to the current era and your level.
- Bottle of Spirits will be available on progression servers when Luclin opens.
- There is a new Bottle of Health Pack, Bottle of the Ursine Pack, Bottle of the Avian Pack, and Bottle of the Cetacean Pack. These offer versions of the potions where the effectiveness does not exceed the effectiveness of equivalent player spells. Once Veil of Alaris opens, they will offer the original more powerful potions.
- - Existing Bottle of Health Pack, Bottle of the Ursine Pack, Bottle of the Avian Pack, and Bottle of the Cetacean Pack items will not be removed from players.

*** Miscellaneous ***
- Corrected an issue that would cause beneficial damage over time spells (such as the Necromancer Lich line) to display damage messages to other players.
- Fixed an issue that would cause pets to lose all of their buffs when zoning if they had a large number of effects on them.
- Fixed several geometry bugs in The Breeding Grounds.
- Fixed the various Tier 6 heroic stat tribute benefits to grant the correct amount of the stat.
- Estimated dates and times of scheduled monthly updates are now visible on the in-game calendar.
- Fixed issues with the classic iksar 2-handed and range attack animations.
- Fixed the spelling of some momentos.

*** UI ***
- Corrected an issue where AA hotbuttons were not properly saving their labels.
- Fixed a typo when trying to grant alternate advancement abilities over the advancement point limit.
- Improved the resolution for spell icons when used for hotbuttons.
- Fixed an issue in the Bazaar where various Dragons of Norrath spells would try to sell for crystals instead of platinum.
- Holding an item on your cursor and left clicking a hotbutton that is red or linked to that item will autoinventory the item.
- Old hotbuttons linked to items will now look up their name.
- Corrected an issue where hotbuttons pointing to an item with 0 charges would stop working.
- Corrected an issue where characters with similar names would not appear in the loot list on the Advanced Loot Window.
- The guild window will correctly keep your selection when other members zone or camp.
- When creating a character or race changing, expansion restricted cities and race-class combinations will now display as unavailable.
- Fixed an issue where /grouproles would not save or load correctly.

- Changed -

- The EverQuest Team

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May 24, 2018 - Bonus EXP, Faction, Rares, Discount

From 12:00AM PST (Midnight) on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 through 11:59PM PST on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018, all servers will have 50% bonus experience, rare spawns and faction!

In addition, All Access members Marketplace discount is increased to 25%!

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May 15, 2018 - Patch tomorrow 5/16

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 6:30 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 6 hours.

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Achievement Changes: https://achievements.eqresource.com/achievementshistory.php?mdy=05162018
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=05162018
EQStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/eqstrhistory.php?mdy=05162018
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=05162018

Update Notes:
May 16, 2018
*** Highlights ***
- The Hero's Journey help text is now directly accessible via a UI button. See the UI section below for details.
- Fixed a bug with the last update where the timestamp format in log files was inadvertently changed.
- Added a volume slider to the audio triggers window which acts independently of the game volume slider.
- Race changing now only removes spells for which you don't meet the deity requirements.

*** Items ***
- Tsaph Katta Ornaments and Di`Zok Ornaments are available on the raid point vendors in Lceanium and Overthere, respectively.
- The Depowered Skull of Null and Depowered Jeweled Skull of Null can now be activated when not equipped.
- Added appropriate chromatic damage to Light-Blessed Cudgel, Brilliant One Eye, and Lifestealer's Cudgel
- Ornaments converted from molds to augments have the appropriate description text.
- Converted ornaments are no longer marked as magic.
- The nightmare mount will allow you to ride it if you own the Nightmare Saddle.
- Made the new augment based ornaments that are part of Legends of Norrath sets heirloom.
- Increased the pet focus level on Summoner's Phlogiston Earring.
- The Ring of Scale chase items are placable in real estates.
- Mirror Fragment of Anashti Sul will now act properly if you are on the task Decay Decreased and not in the dynamic zone for the task or either Sul Vius.
- Added the Quest tag to the following items:
- - Saurek Deathmaw Scales, Poguu's Herbal Growth, Sagaag's Finest, Red Berry Paste, Ancient Sathir Necklace, Ancient Sathir Staff, Ancient Sathir Skull, Ancient Sathir Chalice, Mithril Plated Girth
- Fixed typos in the spelling of a few Bouquet items.
- Corrected the spell description for Sword of Darkness and Sword of Corruption, the activated effects on some Shadow Knight breastplates.
- Consuming Zeal, which procs from Rousing Consumption, now correctly deals damage instead of healing its target.

*** Tradeskills ***
- The timer for foraging will now correctly persist between logins.
- A Grandmaster Medicine Bag can be created with Tonic of Benefit Affinity II (Prophecy of Ro or later) or Potion of Mystical Aptitude (Pre-Prophecy of Ro).
- Corrected typos, inconsistencies, and misspellings in many tradeskill recipe names.
- The book necessary to create Fereth Hero's Forge ornaments will drop rarely from rare NPCs in Ring of Scale.
- The Repeating Crossbow recipe will return a planing tool on failure.
- Darkhollow Skeleton Dust will drop from appropriate mobs in Depths of Darkhollow.
- Urn Sketches are now available on appropriate merchants.

*** Quests And Events ***
- Updated the Hero's Journey text to include direct links to relevant achievements.
- A Formal Dinner Party (19th Anniversary) - Fixed several grammar errors in dialogues.
- Tipsy Gnome Race (17th Anniversary) - Corrected a bug that could lead to the race breaking every 200 iterations.
- Drusella's Vault - Implemented some bug fixes and tuning changes:
- - The size of the decal should now match the size of Drusella's aura.
- - Reduced attack and offense on golems, animated swords, and animated skulls.
- - Lowered spell damage on Bonk!, Enveloping Smoke, and Electric Blast.
- - Reduced radius of Whirlwind Slash.
- - Changed decal warning for Whirlwind Slash to match the impact radius of the spell.
- - Changed the models of the swords and skulls to make them easier to identify.
- - Created specific spawn points for the swords, skulls, and maces instead of having them spawn in random locations.
- - Removed Drusella's wandering during the event.
- - Corrected a misspelling of annihilate in the timer warnings.
- Devastation and Sverag - The chests that spawned on the death of some bosses have been removed. The Legendary Berserker Bones will now drop off the bodies of those bosses.
- Black Orb of the Scrykin - The Gray Orb of Ao the Fourth now has a higher chance to drop from rares in Arcstone and Relic.
- - Rares in Arcstone and Relic now have a higher chance to drop a Gray Orb.
- - Non-rares in Arcstone and Relic now have a very small chance to drop a Gray Orb.
- Tris Wallow III - It's no longer possible to heal or cure Tris by using spells that are cast from items.
- Corrected old information about tomes in the training dialogue for new berserkers.
- Plane of Storms - Jeplak, Gurebk, Falto, and Neffiken should properly turn into fabled versions when appropriate.
- Restored a long forgotten quest chain in the Mines of Nurga.
- Staff of the Observers quest - Borxx once again spawns in Runnyeye.

*** Spells ***
- Spells that absorb direct spell damage will no longer absorb damage shield damage.
- Corrected singing messages from bards in your group and some incorrect song messages.
- Race changing now only removes spells for which you don't meet the deity requirements.
- Corrected many spells that were not correctly displaying their descriptions, such as Divine Response, Nature's Response, and Responsive Spirit.
- Spells that lose effectiveness over time, such as Rampant Growth or Nectar of Agony, will no longer be penalized by extended duration effects. Spells that gain effectiveness over time, such as Splurt, will continue to be enhanced by extended duration effects.
- Fixed all cases where player pets had higher hand to hand skills than weapon skills. This was causing many pets to lose accuracy when they were given weapons.
- Cleric - Fixed a typo in the spell landed text for Harmonious Blessing.
- Cleric, Druid, Shaman - Ancient Alliance, Bosquetender's Alliance, and Harmonious Blessing will now report a message when they wear off.
- Druid - Form of the Great Wolf and Share Form of the Great Wolf will now add stats as a separate buff.
- Druid and Ranger - The PVP spells Tangle and Entangle can now be found under Utility Detrimental->Snare.

*** NPCs ***
- NPCs will be more vocal when accepting or rejecting quest items or bribes.
- Pets now respond appropriately when they accept an item and wear it, eat an item, or refuse an item.
- Varied up the names of ice goblins in many instanced versions of Permafrost to prevent a situation where some goblins could fail to spawn when there were too many with the same name.
- Many NPCs with blank merchant lists are either no longer a merchant or have a small merchant list.
- Brother Island NPCs will no longer assist NPCs of other races.
- Several NPCs that were decievers are now deceivers.

*** Progression Servers ***
- Replaced recipes in the following tradeskill tests with recipes that are available by Prophecy of Ro:
- - For the Jewelcraft tests, replaced Velium Practice Earring with Gold Polished Quartz Ring, Palladium Practice Earring with Platinum Geode Necklace and Pear Cut Rubellite with Bloodmetal Earring of Engagement (non-enchanted).
- - For the Smithing tests, replaced Pale Platinum Mace with Ethereal Sheet of Metal.
- - For the Research tests, replaced Researcher Ceramic Clay with Spell: Focus Mass Spellcaster's Essence for the non-tome makers and Parchment Manual for the tome makers.
- All Distillate recipes are restricted to Prophecy of Ro or later.
- Hypericum is available when Prophecy of Ro unlocks.
- Porthio the Second Born - can now be completed in the Agent of Change instance of Relic.
- Rathe Council (Plane of Earth) - fixed issue that was causing the council to disappear and reappear repeatedly in the Agent of Change instance.
- Runnyeye's population will be pre-revamp until Scars of Velious unlocks.
- Champion's Mancatcher quest - a sarnak messenger is no longer restricted to the launch of Gates of Discord.

*** Miscellaneous ***
- Many Serpent's Spine, Buried Sea, and Secrets of Faydwer zones now have load balancing enabled.
- Fixed an issue that caused certain armor pieces to show Anashti Sul Robes instead of the intended models.
- The duplicate 'a large undead gnoll' component label in the Hunter of The Tower of Frozen Shadow achievement is corrected to Vhal Sera. This was a cosmetic label error and Vhal Sera kills made after the April 2018 update will count.
- Fixed a visual bug where the castle that leads to the Plane of Mischief was hovering several feet above the ground in both Great Divide and the Temple of Veeshan.
- Many Ruins of Kunark zones have had their experience modifier adjusted for balance reasons and/or to encourage variety in leveling.
- Restored the fog in Hate's Fury.

*** UI ***
- The Hero's Journey help text is now directly accessible via a UI button:
- - The new menu entry can be found in the EQ Button list under Quests on servers that have unlocked The Serpent's Spine expansion.
- - The alternate advancement ability Summon Tome of the Hero's Journey has been removed. Any existing copies of the tome can still be used to display the list of suggested quests.
- Fixed a bug where the Zone Guide would report that there is no active path each time you zone.
- Using /outputfile will now display a link to the file created.
- Fixed an issue where /outputfile recipes wasn't accepting an additional parameter to specify an alternate filename.
- Fixed a bug with the last update where the timestamp format in log files was inadvertently changed.
- Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause alerts you have already seen to be displayed again.
- Fixed an issue that would cause the event calendar scroll bar to bounce to the top when scrolling.
- The /feedback command will now generate a link to our forums instead of opening the feedback window.
- Added a volume slider to the audio triggers window which acts independently of the game volume slider.
- Players can now see the level of their target upon considering them, unless their target is anonymous or roleplaying.
- When you zone, hotbuttons linked to an item will no longer reset to the first copy of the item found in your inventory.
- - Hotbuttons with a blank label will now properly save when zoning or camping.
- - When turning hotbar pages, item links will no longer bleed their color and icon to the other page.
- The Manage Loot Window no longer closes when a member of your group or raid zones or leaves.

- Changed -

*** Previously Updated ***
- Ring of Scale Raids - fixed an issue that was preventing the Di`Zok Hero's Forge items from showing up in the chests.
- A Formal Dinner Party (19th Anniversary) - Removed the chance for one of the clues to spawn on a bad NPC.
- Theatre of Blood (Agent of Change) - Fixed an issue that was sending player characters to the wrong location when zoning into the instance.
- Relic (Agent of Change) - Fixed an issue that prevented the teleporters up to (and down from) the dragon platforms from working.

- The EverQuest Team

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April 20, 2018 - Bonus EXP weekend

Sometimes things just don't go as planned - on Wednesday, our live server patch was met with a number of issues that led to a lengthy downtime.
We appreciate you all being patient with us as we worked to bring the servers back up, and wanted to show our appreciation by granting all players some extra experience to make up for the lost game time.

From now through 11:59PM PT on Sunday, April 22, 2018, all players across all servers will receive 25% bonus experience!

*Please note that this won't be listed on the Event Calendar or the Alert Bar in-game, but the bonus will still be active.

Thanks for hanging in there with us!

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April 17, 2018 - Patch tomorrow 4/18

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 2:00 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 10 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=04182018
DBStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/dbstrhistory.php?mdy=04182018
EQStr Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/eqstrhistory.php?mdy=04182018
Spell Changes: https://spells.eqresource.com/history.php?mdy=04182018

Update Notes:
April 18, 2018
*** Highlights ***
- EverQuest will no longer run on Windows Vista or older operating systems. Please refer to the minimum system requirements on our website.
- Made a number of improvements to hotbars. See the UI section below for details.

*** Items ***
- Upgraded the model on Jeweled Sarnak Focus of the Elemental, Jeweled Hoarded Worker Sledgemallet, and Jeweled Hoarded Blood Orchid Katana to an equivalent model with particles.
- Changed Guardian's Boon to affect all combat skills and not only 1h blunt.
- Ingenious and Savvy Conflagrant Earrings now have the standard recast timer for Geomantra.
- Focused Strike of the Blood Orchid now checks against chromatic resists.
- The Skull of Null and Jeweled Skull of Null are now convertible items. One item is the full charm, the other is for clicking from inventory.
- - The equippable version requires that it is equipped for the click to work (This was true already due to it being a charm, though some caching would allow it to work if it was equipped then unequipped).
- - As a side effect, converting and converting back will fix the charms that are not working for players that had the Skull before the evolving data was attached.
- Corrected the names of Faycite Shards available from Ring of Scale vendors. Shards that change spell duration are now correctly called Durus and shards that change spell recast time are correctly called Tempus.
- Corrected errors in the lore and text for Cliff Stone, Scorpikis Worry Stone, Magma Stone, Enchanted Dragon Scale.
- Added stats, for reference only, to power sources.
- Old style molds for weapon ornaments now have a convert button to change them into a new style ornament augment.
- Gnomish Water Pistol no longer stacks.
- Many unused tradeskill items have been removed from vendors. This mostly affected old Dragons of Norrath or Prophecy of Ro cultural items.
- - The item information that shows "This item is no longer used in tradeskills" has been removed.
- Reverted the models of the starting weapons Short Sword* and Club* to a classic look.

*** Tradeskills ***
- Changed Ring of Scale poison drops from "Tainted X" to "Desiccated X."
- Changed the required level of all Ring of Scale poisons and components to 106.
- Fixed the name of the recipe for Tome of Savage Volley Rk. II.
- Fixed all cases where multiple recipes for a tradeskill shared the same recipe name.
- Crestra's Earring combines now require a minimum skill to attempt. For fishing this is 200. For the 202 trivial combines the minimum skill is 202. All other combines require a minimum skill of 300.
- Phlogiston items are now Prestige.
- Fixed all cases where multiple recipes for a tradeskill shared the same recipe name.
- Tradeskill-created ornaments are now augments.

*** Quests And Events ***
- 19th Anniversary quests no longer require the player to own the Ring of Scale expansion, but do require Ring of Scale to be open on the server before they appear.
- A Formal Dinner Party (19th Anniversary) - Made several changes to this mission:
- - Removed the erroneous faction hit on some NPCs.
- - Reduced the difficulty of most, but not all, NPCs.
- - Corrected some typos and misspellings.
- - Removed the two orcs from the other side of the dining room door.
- - Players will not get the secondary success for proper investigation if they give Melion the incorrect food.
- - The instance will now only allow a total of 6 players and/or mercenaries.
- - This mission will only reward one red berry paste in a chest if the mission is done correctly.
- - While the berry paste is appreciated, the augment will no longer be given to players that have not completed the mission.
- - The task will now reward a minimum of 5 currency on completion instead of scaling down to 0 at low levels.
- Lost but Not Forgotten (19th Anniversary) - Various changes and improvements have been made to this Heroic Adventure.
- - Harris Feril's adds now share aggro with him.
- - Harris Feril's HP will be locked until his adds have been slain.
- - Forceful Presence's adds now share aggro with her.
- - Forceful Presence's HP will be locked until her adds have been slain.
- - Forceful Presence should no longer teleport to an unreachable location.
- - If anyone in the ward's area of effect has the Warded Bag, no one will be teleported.
- - The message indicating how to remove the ward should display more reliably.
- - Messages indicating that the Forceful Presence will soon spawn should display more reliably.
- - Bosses are now immune to many crowd control effects.
- - The task now locks on element 6 instead of element 3.
- - Sila will no longer give her medallion to the person that gives her Hilus's Journal, as this method of receiving the medallion doesn't update the task. The task expects the medallion to be looted from the Forceful Presence.
- - This task will now reward a minimum of 5 currency on completion instead of scaling down to 0 at low levels.
- Pieces is Pieces (19th Anniversary) - Made several changes to this quest:
- - The combine for Deep Caverns Collector's Case now requires the task to be complete.
- - Quest items are no longer marked as collectible and are now lore.
- - Changed the replay timer so it no longer conflicts with Fish Eyes in the Dark.
- Liquid Courage (16th Anniversary) - The spells cast by NPCs in this Heroic Adventure will now scale correctly.
- Defending Knowledge (15th Anniversary) - The task will only give the horn reward when the task is complete.
- End of Empire (Mission) - This should now give the proper challenge achievement for Stalwart Guardian.
- Balance of Power (Mission) - The ghost versions of the bosses will now have the undead property.
- All Ring of Scale raids - Di`Zok Hero's Forge ornaments no longer drop directly from bosses. There will be an additional chest that spawns upon success that contains the Hero's Forge ornament.
- Assault on Atrebe - Fixed a spelling error.
- Hoshkar - Corrected an error in the dragon's combat that could cause large delays between a message and the attack it is meant to warn about.
- Sathir's Tomb raids - Combatable sarnaks will attack players on sight.
- Sathir's Tomb raids - Drusella's aura will no longer land on pets.
- Drusella's Vault - Made a few tuning changes to this event.
- - Reduced health on the bonepile and ooze spawners.
- - Increased health on basket spawners.
- - Reduced radius of Drusella's aura.
- - Reduced frequency of Drusella's wander.
- Trail of Discovery - Fixed a typo in the Partisan of The Howling stones achievement component for this quest.
- Cost of Balance - Fixed a bug that caused the final power conduit to be unkillable.
- Anashti Sul, Enslaver of Souls (Mission) - Fixed a bug that was causing Poison Blast to occur more often than it should have in phase 2 of the event.
- Mayong Mistmoore's undead that infest many zones in Norrath once Ayonae Ro has been defeated now respawn more slowly.
- Vex Thal - The Akhevan Warders in the rooms adjacent to Diabo Xi Xin Thall and Thall Va Kelun will no longer banish characters that are in the room with the boss.
- Knargon Lanenda in North Qeynos will again respond to the phrase 'courier.'
- The Berserker newbie armor quest givers will now respond when you click on the bracketed text in their dialogs.

*** Spells ***
- Cleric - Corrected the stun levels on Silent Directive.
- Cleric - Corrected the resist type of the Holy Intervention Strike line from physical to chromatic.
- Enchanter - Strengthened runes from levels 76-90 and lowered the strength of runes above level 95.
- Enchanter - Increased the recast time of all Unity runes.
- Enchanter - Added hate overrides to self and single target rune spells above level 70.
- Detrimental duration extension will no longer cause Damage Over Time spells that increase in damage over their duration (ex: Splurt) to lose damage.
- Corrected an issue where the DoT damage you took was initially being reported to you without accounting for DoT shielding.
- Fixed a problem that allowed buffs with stacking blockers to block debuffs in some cases.

*** AA ***

- Shaman - Fixed a bug that prevented Rabid Bear's Protection from absorbing the intended amount of damage.

*** NPCs ***
- Mayor Salvador West will no longer attend the evening parties in Sul Vius and will remain in his office. This should prevent him from getting lost on his way back to work.
- Sverag - Rare NPCs that were not respawning properly when population changed should do so now. This specifically addresses issues with Soulfury Embermeer, but should fix others with similar issues.
- Armorer Dach Aldridge no longer spawns in Dead Hills.
- Bertoxxulous worshiping gnomes can now interact with the Parcels and Noble Exchange NPC in the Ak`Anon bank.
- Vex Thal - The Akhevan Warders should despawn more reliably when their associated boss has been slain.
- Added a Parcels and Noble Exchange vendor in the Paineel bank.
- Some general blacksmithing merchants now carry a Small Helm Mold. This includes Ilanon Untitia in East Freeport.
- Vendors in cities in original EverQuest have more consistent and more correct titles under their names.
- Tigers across Norrath celebrate by roaring in delight! Reverted tigers in older zones to their original appearance.
- The Arisen Dragoon T`Vex and The Arisen Dragoon T`Vem will no longer drop Hero's Forge boots.
- An Arisen officer and an Arisen marine will no longer drop a legacy spear and shield.
- Fixed a problem causing Alerynril the Loyal to sometimes hold a bag in her right hand.
- Updated various hunter achievements to remove NPCs that no longer fit the definition of 'rare' NPC, and add some NPCs were not previously included.
- The Minotaur Hero will again terrorize the Steamfont Mountains. Newbie gnomes beware!
- Fixed the odd visual of a kobold missionary in Steamfont Mountains.
- Fixed several ghoul NPCs that were not marked as undead: The Boogeymonster, a voracious fiend, a ravenous fiend, and a drooling ghoul.

*** Mercenaries ***
- The following raids no longer allow mercenaries: The Plane of Fear: Revisited, The Plane of Hate: Revisited, Hate's Fury: Seventeen Pieces of Silver, Cazic's Final Stand.

*** Progression Servers ***
- All Agent of Change raid instances now offer reduced experience compared to the open version of the zone. Previously this was handled inconsistently.
- Bosses will stop using Mitigation of the Mighty and applying Mark of the Mighty aura when that era becomes Fabled on that server.
- Relic now has an Agent of Change instance.
- Relic can now hold an unlimited number of adventurers.
- Tipsy Gnome Race - If Kunark hasn't unlocked on the server, the final target Dibster `Dibs` Biroboddle will be on the accessible side of the locked door leading to the basement.
- Reverted several spawns in Runnyeye to restore classic drops and population.
- - The Goblin King, a dazed goblin knight, and a goblin warlord will spawn until Velious has unlocked.
- - Lord Pickclaw, a pickclaw crusader, and Battlelord Paluk will spawn once Velious has unlocked.
- The Chilling Terror will not spawn in Permafrost until Lost Dungeons of Norrath is unlocked.
- The Aviak Avenger event in South Karana will not run until Gates of Discord is unlocked.
- Many spawns related to the Freeport poison quests have been restricted to the launch of Seeds of Destruction.
- Numinous Weapon Augmenting is available when House of Thule opens.
- Fixed an issue where tradeskill recipes for Distillates and Golden Idols were being allowed before their intended expansions unlocked. These are now properly restricted.

*** Miscellaneous ***
- Performed additional upgrades to both the client and server to utilize more modern hardware and operating system features.
- - EverQuest will no longer run on Windows Vista or older operating systems.
- - Please refer to the minimum system requirements on our website.
- Corrected an issue where a race change, Heroic Character upgrade, or speaking with Warlowe Rida could result in a loss of spells.
- Fixed a problem that allowed players to create characters with the same name on the same server in some cases.
- Sounds should no longer randomly play multiple times or suddenly increase volume for no reason.
- The music player will now remember your volume between logins.
- Titles granted for purchasing AA abilities are no longer restricted to specific categories or expansions. You now gain titles for spending 6, 18, and 42 points in any AA ability category.
- Made improvements to the pathing in Gorowyn so that the denizens of the fortress city will better understand how to walk through doorways.
- Fixed an uncommon crash that could occur when logging in.
- Handing in the Tome of Order and Discord to a Priest of Discord will again flag the character as Player Versus Player.

*** UI ***
- Fixed a display bug with the pet window when right clicking pet-buff icons.
- Updated /useitem to accept item names:
- - Specifying the full name of an item will now allow you to activate it directly without having to ensure the item is in a specific inventory slot.
- - This functionality now allows items in your key rings to be activated with the /useitem command.
- - Example: /useitem corrupted hammer of consternation
- Reduced the size of borders on a number of UI windows.
- Adventure point merchants will no longer display platinum prices.
- Changed the messaging at character creation when choosing a race/class/starting city that has not been unlocked on a server.
- When race changing, expansion-restricted cities and races will now be unavailable.
- Fixed an issue that prevented find destinations from being displayed on your map when mysterious forces prevented the route to that target from being drawn.
- Fixed an issue that prevented the border toggle setting from being saved.
- The /copylayout command will now look for any valid ini files in the uifiles folder in addition to the ini files in the main install folder.
- Selling an item with an augment in it to an Adventure Merchant should no longer cause your game to stop responding.
- Made the following improvements to item hotkeys:
- - Item hotkeys will now display the total count of items in your inventory, rather than the count of the first stack.
- - Items will now display the total number of charges for items that use them.
- - Item hotkeys for items that are no longer in your inventory will now display the icon/name of the missing item rather than 'Not Found'.
- - Pre-existing item hotkeys will need to be remade to get these updates.

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March 16, 2018 - Producers Letter

"Twas the 19th year Norrath had become
Nearly two decades of friends and fun
Adventurers surround of many skills and sizes
All questing fiercely for untold epic prizes.

I raise my tankard of JumJum to you all
Adventuring together, we shall never fall
I toast all of EverQuest's heroes and fans
And will look to see you in our lands.


-Holly "Windstalker" Longdale, Executive Producer, Senior Druid, Aspiring Bard


Hail and well met, Norrathians!

It's a time for merriment as we all celebrate EverQuest's 19th Anniversary!

It's hard to believe another year has come and gone, and this year is already flying by. As always, we like to take this chance to remind you all how appreciative we are to you, our player family, for sticking with us year after year. It is truly because of you that Norrath continues on.

Staying true to form, there are a whole variety of ways to celebrate this anniversary with us and it's hard to know where to even start! The team has put together four new missions for the 19th Anniversary, each with hidden bonus rewards for you to try to complete. In addition, like we do every year, we'll be bringing back previous anniversary content going back through our 5th anniversary. These events will turn on and off at different times, and we're keeping the festivities going well into May.

If you want to get something to commemorate this special occasion there is a new mount available from the jubilant merchant and some limited-time armor sets available on the Marketplace. I hope you're as excited for the Lava Sessiloid mount as I am!

On ALL servers we'll be celebrating anniversary with 50% bonus experience starting today and lasting until the end of the month.  This bonus also applies to our newest Progression Server, Coirnav! We dove into Coirnav ourselves this morning on our 19th Anniversary livestream, where a few of our team members started their EverQuest adventure over with new characters. You can watch the replay here.

The team here was hard at work to make sure EverQuest's 19th Anniversary is a great one, and if you want more details about everything happening then can you can read up more here.

The team has also been hard at work on other content... including this year's expansion! We're not ready to share anything yet, but that time will come soon enough.

Once again, happy 19th Anniversary Norrathians!


See you in Norrath!

Lauren "Mooncast" McLemore

Producer, EQ & EQ2

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March 16, 2018 - Krono bonus

We've reached 19 years of EverQuest, but it’s only because of the loyalty of players like you that we can continue to create this legacy! For the rest of March, if you give a gift to us and extend your membership by using a Krono, we'll be giving you a special gift too!

If you consume a Krono before the end of March, you'll be granted an Angler Fish Facade, which is perfect for blending in with the scaly creatures on Coirnav!

Plus, from now until March 22, 2018, you'll also be able to purchase packs of 5, 10, or 25 Krono for 30% off! You check out the deals and pick up your Krono here.


Thank you for helping make 19 years of EverQuest possible - here's to 19 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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March 14, 2018 - 50% EXP Bonus

Bonus Experience

Starting on our anniversary, players will earn 1.5x bonus experience on ALL servers for the rest of March!

You can start earning this bonus XP on Friday, March 16, 2018. The bonus will continue to run through Saturday, March 31, 2018.

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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