Test Update 02/07/2023 - Patch Notes and Discussions

Discussion in 'Test Update Notes and Bug Roundup' started by EQ Dev, Feb 6, 2023.

  1. EQ Dev Developer

    February 7, 2023

    *** Highlights ***

    - Added a prompt to the Shar Vahl stone in the Plane of Knowledge to ask if the adventurer would like to go to the original Shar Vahl or Shar Vahl, Divided.
    - Made several improvements to the Extended Target Window. See the Miscellaneous section for details.

    *** Items ***

    - Changed the Contract of the Ancient Shissar to Contract of the Painted Sporali. The associated mercenary changed as well.
    - Shar Vahl, Divided coffee shop drinks are no longer marked as quest items.
    - Evolving cloaks of the Selenelion now have the appropriate backstab stats.
    - Night of Shadows items that grant Alternate Advancement abilities will now correctly grant the appropriate ability.
    - Added a 10-level offset on Level Locked Progression servers for spells cast from items.
    - Removed various references to the word "Dollar" as there are no dollars in Norrath.
    - Fixed an issue with Mollen's Divining Rod using a fire spell instead of an ice spell.
    - Keep an eye on the Shar Vahl, Divided Town Crier to have added Shar Vahl Tribune newsletters in the coming months.

    *** Tradeskills ***

    - Added a recipe for the spell: Song: Warsong of the Vah Shir.

    *** Quests & Events ***

    - Under Siege (Mission & Raid): Added a message when someone is summoned by the Akheva for trying to avoid the fight. Also, they will be less tolerant of enemies trying to flee down the tunnel.
    - Mean Streets (raid): Increased time available to defeat Jakasharev's illusions. Fixed an issue that could lock Jakasharev's hit points if all illusions were defeated in the final stages.
    - Changed the minimum level on all Night of Shadow quests to 100.
    - Increased the amount of Tower Keys dropped by Korafax and Tower of Discord raids in Seeds of Destruction by an additional 50%.
    - Leaving an instance in a group will now prioritize keeping the group together over going over the zone population cap if the zone is a /pickzone.
    - Beltron will no longer try to cast Touch of Shadows and Icy Clutch at the same time.
    - Carrion My Wayward Sprout - Corrected an issue that prevented the Undead Essence Extractor from working as expected.
    - When attempting to initiate a raid when at least one member already has a lockout from that raid, the raid leader can choose to enter anyways upon confirming to accept the lockout(s) being applied.
    - Fixed several Agent of Change instances in Planes of Power where minibosses were giving erroneous replay timers. An example is Gryme the Crypt Guardian in the Plane of Disease.
    - Removed the 'Taromani's Blessing' achievement as it was no longer obtainable.

    *** Spells ***

    - Corrected an issue where item procs that scale by level were using the player's level instead of the item spell's level. In general this caused older items to do more damage than intended, and newer items to do less damage than intended.
    - Protection of Primal Spirit's description should now be more accurate.

    *** AA ***

    - Magician - Fixed an issue that prevented Elemental Conversion from reporting its damage.

    *** NPCs ***

    - Fixed some inconsistencies with shades being able to see undead properly.

    *** Collections ***

    - Altered text in the lore on the Citadel Orchids collection items to Citadel Orchids instead of Cauldron Flowers.

    *** Overseer ***

    - Corrected the misspelling of Dragon Necropolis for the Overseer Collection Item Dispenser.
    - Fixed the Overseer Collection Item Dispenser to not allow CoV collections to be claimed unless CoV is unlocked.

    *** Progression Servers ***

    - Added Zi-Thuuli of the Granite Claw back to randomized loot on random loot servers.
    - Altered the release schedule for Coirnav in anticipation of the server merge in July.

    *** Miscellaneous ***

    - Added future planned patch dates to the in-game calendar. These dates may change.
    - Added an option to /shownames to display only first and guild names.
    - Added options to /xtarget to load and save a target set. Use /xtarget to see usage details.
    - Increased the max amount of saved targets sets in the Extended Target Window from 10 to 30.
    - Added a prompt to the Shar Vahl stone in the Plane of Knowledge to ask if the adventurer would like to go to the original Shar Vahl or Shar Vahl, Divided.
    - Added the percentage gained to raid experience messages.
    - Fixed an issue with an erroneous popup at level 61 telling the player about /autoskill when /autoskill had its level requirement removed.

    *** UI ***

    - Removed the Social Sharing button from the cascade menu.
    - Corrected an issue where your UI would be locked out if you confirmed the sale of a bag's contents after closing the Merchant Window.
    - The Upgrade Character button on the Inventory Window is now disabled while a heroic upgrade is in progress.
    - Updated the Overseer Window so that the Agent area on the Quests tab is always visible.
    - Added a message to the Tradeskill Depot Window when your items are being loaded.
    - Fixed a crash that could occur when an invalid number of quests in ActiveList in your character's ini file are present.
    - Withdrawing a single item from your Tradeskill Depot, Dragon's Hoard, or Item Overflow will now place that item on your cursor rather than directly in your inventory.
    - Attempting to delete a Heroic Character that was created on a Heroic-flagged server such as Miragul will now give a warning that the Heroic Character feature will not be refunded.
    - Removed the deprecated social sharing tab from the Options Window.
    - When turning in a stack of items for a quest, you will now see fewer chat messages about it.
    - Updated the Task Overlay Window's default lock status, transparency, and close button visibility.

    - Changed -

    *** Previously Updated ***

    - Mean Streets (Mission) - The Glimmering Illusion spell can now be removed as intended from Jakarashev's illusions.

    - The EverQuest Team
  2. Thunderkiks Augur

    Thank you!
  3. Captain Video Augur

    Since there is presently only one level-locked progression server, is this a clue?
  4. TheGreatQuest New Member

    Sorry not sure what thread is the correct one to post this in so did it in both.

    Many of my Guild Hall housing items are now gone/missing after patch. Around 50 items missing, and these were placed many days ago. Checked on item placed yesterday and it was there, just a bunch of random stuff gone. Not showing in parcel, not showing in the housing list, not listed anywhere on any toon....

    Including my precious epics that I had placed on wall


    Help please...
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  5. Herf Augur

    And what does change mean, in plain English?
  6. Ravanta Suffer Augur

    The syntax of /xtarget set <slot> <player_name> which is described when we type /xtarget as being used to assign a role, player, or NPC to a specific slot does not seem to work with NPC's. I tried to use it with my pet, and I was not able to. It works fine for players though.

    As an added comment, it would be nice if %t and %M variables could work with the xtar syntax. It would enable us to target something (or someone) and have a hotkey that put that target into a specific xtar slot. As I understand, the only thing we can do is add our current target to the next available slot.
  7. Meeko Developer(Code)

    The NPC name used in the /xtar command must be an exact match. For your pet, you likely need to add "00" onto the end of its name. For NPCs with spaces in their name, they would need an underscore where the space is as well as the numbers at the end.
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  8. Bernel Augur

    When a player has a familiar, is there a way to specifically select the player in the command rather than the familiar? If Soandso has a familiar, then sometimes doing something like "/target Soandso" will end up targeting "Soandso's familiar". Is there a way I can specify "Soandso" such that I exactly match that name rather than whoever starts with "Soandso"?
    Ranor, Skuz, Dre. and 5 others like this.
  9. Lubianx Augur

    Will this send you to Shadeweaver's Tangle if you click Divided or Shar Vahl itself?

    If it is Tangle where in the zone will it send you?

    I haven't seen a POK book in Tangle (or maybe I have just missed it) and there definitely wasn't one in Shar Vahl. This probably should be added as well to port both ways
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  10. Ravanta Suffer Augur

    Ah, right. That definitely works for pets when you have your own custom pet name. And it does work for npc's even, if the 00, 01, 02, is added.

    It might be a little out of scope to mention this, but personally I really learned about the name00 thing because of some raids where people could pretarget things by using /target name_of_raidmob04 to get a certain one. I don't think it's actually ever mentioned in part of the UI, which is why I mentioned it would be nice if the %T and %M variables could be added as options.

    Regarding pets, sure, most people set their pet name to something specific, but for those who don't, and for those who are charming, adding %M to the string would be nice.
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  11. Angahran Augur

    What does %m do ? As far as I can see no matter what I target it always says 'Pet' ?

    And is there a complete list of all these % variables and what they mean ? I've had a quick look but couldn't find anything that looked complete, e.g. had no mention of %m.
  12. Iven Antonius Bayle

    :D Never had noticed them, where did they were hidden ?
  13. yourStationaccount New Member

    Is this so rat ears can be put back onto merchants? Please?
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  14. Beimeith Lord of the Game

    Your pet's name. If you don't have a pet, it just says "Pet."
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  15. Kalamos Lorekeeper

    I've always used this: http://www.zlizeq.com/Reference_and_Technical-Slash_Commands#1_percent_Codes

    Seems pretty complete, and does include %m but it's not very helpful. I don't know if %m is working as intended or not though. From my experience, %m can be used for some things on a pet class, but not for returning the name of other's pets as described in the above link. For example, if I use /target %m on my Mage, it targets my pet. If I type %m as a pet class, it will return the name of my pet in the /say channel. Doing the same on a non-pet class returns "Pet" in the /say channel. However, /xtar set 1 %m returns "I don't see anyone by that name around here...", probably because its looking for an NPC and needs the 00, which can't be done with %m. I believe the same issue occurs with /assist %m. To assist your pet, you have to use /assist "petname"00, but even that runs into problems sometimes.
  16. Jedis Arch Mage

    This. This is worth its own bug thread.
    Winnowyl, Ranor, Dre. and 4 others like this.
  17. Windance Augur

    Two nice QoL things in this patch:

    #1 - Leaving an instance in a group will now prioritize keeping the group together over going over the zone population cap if the zone is a /pickzone.

    #2 - When attempting to initiate a raid when at least one member already has a lockout from that raid, the raid leader can choose to enter anyways upon confirming to accept the lockout(s) being applied.

    Looking forward to testing on live in a week.
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  18. Riou EQResource

    It sends you to Shadeweaver, around where you are placed in the original zone, there is no PoK book added to go back like the HoT Feerrott equivalent has, would be nice if there was one added!
    scaethach, Carden, minimind and 3 others like this.
  19. Lubianx Augur

    Thanks Riou.

    Looks like people will have to be careful about roaming mobs at the zone in area, like the original. Lets hope no undead roam near.
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  20. Sebbina Augur

    Added a 10-level offset on Level Locked Progression servers for spells cast from items.
    Vaniki server is 10 levels behind the expansions, so the change means that gaining an item that says or normally requires level 75 can be used on that server at 65.