Test Update 02/10/16

Discussion in 'Test Update Notes and Bug Roundup' started by Hludwolf, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Hludwolf Developer

    Post any bugs here: https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/test-update-02-10-16-new-bugs-only.230718/

    February 11, 2016

    - Test server: Fixed an issue affecting test that is preventing some players getting to character select from server select.
    - Test server: Corrected an issue where pets would attempt to taunt their targets before getting into melee range.
    - Corrected an issue with pet taunt that caused the pet's owner to be set to the top of a taunted NPC's hatelist. This corrects the same bug that occurs when a pet uses a taunt spell, such as the Enchanter AA ability pet Phantasmal Opponent.

    February 10, 2016

    *** Items ***

    - Corrected a bug that prevented Boon of the Seeress from functioning on Emblazoned Belt of Boromas.
    - A new Legends of Norrath prize pack will be available March 1st! Legend of the Dragonbrood contains prizes from the Legends of Norrath sets Dragonbrood - The Anarchs, Legacies, and Priestess of the Anarchs.
    - Don't miss your last chance to buy Legend of the Storm Break, which is only available through February 29th!
    - Corrected an error with the Legend of the Storm Break that would cause it to require a re-roll in very rare cases.
    - Increased the backstab damage on Tarantella from Maestro of Rancor in Plane of Hate: Revisited to its intended value.
    - Type 9 armor augmentations found in The Broken Mirror now fit into range and charm slot items as intended.
    - Corrected the missing 43% haste on the the following belts: Feral Tatters, Lordship Belt, and Sash of Triumphant Return.
    - Deathseeker's Loremaster Breastplate now has the same version of Ionian Arpeggio as the Darkwater Loremaster Breastplate.
    - The Dualities of Life and Decay, the Quintessences of Health and Decay, and the Synthesis of Sul can now be destroyed if you do not need to use them.
    - The shoulder equipment Leatherfoot Sandals has been renamed Leatherfoot Mantle.
    - Made the following adjustments to the statistics on items found in The Broken Mirror:
    -- Armor sets with alternate wrist armor have been updated so that the bracers have matching stats.
    -- Added missing mana to Anthemion Wristguard, Gloves, Boots; Umbral Platemail Helm, Vambraces, Greaves, and Breastplate; Vermiculated Bracelet, Gloves, and Boots; Imbrued Platemail Bracers, Gauntlets, and Boots; Insidious Halo, Sleeves, Pantaloons, and Robe.
    -- Increased the AC on the Deathseeker's Mindlock armor set to provide the intended increase over the previous tier of armor.
    -- Removed the endurance stat from visible armor for clerics, druids, shaman, necromancers, wizards, magicians, and enchanters.
    -- Reduced the variance in resist stats for all equipment.
    -- Increased the base statistics, heroic statistics, hit points, mana and endurance on two-handed type 9 augments to provide the intended increase over previous tier items. - Normalized the base statistics on visible armor by tier and class.
    -- Increased the statistics on Mask of Immortal End and Hardened Mask of Immortal End.
    -- Increased the AC on non-visible gear by approximately 10% for raid items and approximately 25% for non-scaling group items.
    -- Increased the AC on bows to more closely match other range slot items.
    -- Corrected the modifiers on raid armor and gear so that they provide the intended increase over the previous tier.
    - Corrected an issue where some ranks of Illusionary Spikes did not have permanent duration.

    *** Quests And Events ***

    - In Defense of Health - Fixed an issue that was causing enemies not to spawn in one of the versions of this Heroic Adventure.
    - Fate Rewards the Bold - Fixed the issue that prevented the third element in these adventures from displaying correctly.
    - Wither and Decay (Raid) - The progressive Withering debuffs will now be applied, increased, and removed in a way that is easier to understand.
    - Wither and Decay (Raid) - The Withering Limbs debuff should no longer have stacking issues with beneficial effects and is less severe at ranks 1-4.
    - Wither and Decay (Raid) - Wither and Decay will no longer auto-aggro players upon resurrection or zone in, though you will still receive Wither's debuffs for arriving while the raid is in progress.
    - Anashti Sul, Enslaver of Souls (Group & Raid) - If Anashti Sul initiates a Mortal Decay warning in her phase 2 and transitions to phase 3 before it fires, she will no longer cast the Mortal Decay spell. If she's enraged, however, she'll Mortal Decay all she wants.
    - Anashti Sul, Enslaver of Souls (Group) - Spell damage and self-healing values have been toned down dramatically.
    - Anashti Sul, Enslaver of Souls (Group) - Anashti Sul will use Poison Blast half as often.
    - Defense of the Village - Handing in trap making materials to a Kirathas Hunter will no longer update the task multiple times and reimburse some of the components.
    - Lowered the volume of the sound effect that plays when completing a quest.

    *** Spells ***

    - Reworked how spell effects are attached to spells to allow for greater flexibility in the number of effects and also how they stack.
    - Corrected an issue that prevented damage over time spells that increase in severity over their duration from landing if their target had regeneration effects in the same slot.
    - The spell Alter Plane: Sky will no longer remove all its targets' buffs when it lands.
    - - Fixed an issue that caused ranks 2-3 of the wizard AA abilities Translocate and Teleport to send their targets to invalid locations.
    - Corrected an issue where spells that have a hate override value and deal damage were unintentionally generating twice the expected hatred.
    -- Spells that were intentionally designed to generate the owner more hatred have had their hatred values doubled in order to maintain consistent hatred generation for those classes.
    -- The net result of this fix should be that non-tank focused damage dealing classes should generate less hatred with some of their spells.
    -- Corrected an issue where spells that deal a percentage of the target's health or spells with mana burn effects were not generating hatred equal to the base damage value of the spell.
    - Necromancer - The Call Skeleton line of spells have been placed on a shared recast timer. Corrected messaging errors in some early ranks of the line.

    *** NPCs ***

    - Most Necromancer NPCs will no longer cast the 'Scent of' line of spells.

    *** AA ***

    - Made the following adjustments to the hatred generated by pets dealing melee damage:
    - - Removed the alternate abilities Companion's Calm Demeanor and Companion's Provocative Demeanor and instead adjusted the amount of hatred that a pet generates via its melee attacks to be dependent upon whether pet taunt is enabled.
    - - Enabling taunt for your summoned pet will cause its melee attacks to generate more hatred than they would if taunt were disabled.
    - - Charmed pets and temporary (swarm) pets such as the Magician Rampaging Servant line will generate hatred equivalent to the rate they would if taunt were enabled.
    - Added a new passive AA ability for Paladins and Shadowknights named Knight's Sedulity that is granted at level 85 with the release of Underfoot. This ability provides a reduction to incoming melee damage.
    - Made the following adjustments to the Weapon Stances offered by the AA ability Combat Proficiency:
    -- The abilities '2-Handed Weapon Proficiency', 'Dual-Wielded Weapon Proficiency', and 'Defensive Proficiency' have been removed and are now defunct.
    -- The base ability 'Combat Proficiency' has been renamed 'Weapon Stances' and has been changed to a toggled AA ability similar to Bold Attacks.
    -- Enabling 'Weapon Stances' will allow your weapon configuration to determine which stance buff to apply.
    -- Changing the weapons in your primary and secondary slots will now automatically apply the correct stance buff.
    -- Disabling 'Weapon Stances' will remove any active stance buff.
    -- Adjusted the spell stacking of the three stance buffs to reduce conflicts with other spells. The primary impact of this change is that activating a defensive ability will no longer cause Defensive Proficiency to be removed.
    -- A knight specific version of the 'Weapon Stances' ability is now available for purchase for Paladins and Shadowknights.
    - Corrected an issue where the AA abilities Bind Sight, Mindless Hatred, and Preincarnation were conflicting with the reuse timer for Companion's Aegis.
    - Necromancer - Adjusted the the minimum mana focus restriction on Gift of Deathly Resolve and Deathly Resolve from 10 to 100 points.
    - Wizard - Corrected an implementation error with ranks 13-16 of Mana Burn that allowed the debuff to increase the damage of non-instant duration spells.
    - Lowered the volume of the sound effect that plays when earning a new AA point.

    *** Progression Servers ***

    - Server specific experience multipliers will now impact the experience granted from completing tasks and quests.

    *** Tradeskills ***

    - Changed the dodge effect granted by Enchanted Sugar Cakes to match other effects from the era.

    *** Miscellaneous ***

    - When using advanced looting and right clicking on a corpse you have access to, it will now open the advanced loot window and maximize it if needed.
    - A number of changes have been made to the Taunt skill:
    - - Corrected a longstanding bug with pet taunt which resulted in pets having a 0% chance to successfully taunt their target.
    - - Corrected a bug that could result in warriors failing to taunt their target if the taunt button was used too rapidly.
    - - Increased the overall success rate of taunt, most notably reducing the rate that taunt will fail against higher level targets.
    - - Increased the total hatred granted by a successful taunt to 2% more hatred than the most hated target and added a 2% chance for a successful taunt to result in 10% more hatred than the most hated target.
    - - Modified the result of a failed taunt attempt to give the taunter a 50% chance of adding either 30% or 5% of the difference in hatred between them and the most hated target.
    - - Adjusted the success rate of pet taunt to match the same logic that player taunt uses.
    - - Added messaging for both player and pet taunt to more clearly inform the user whether they or their pet succeeded or failed and whether that success resulted in a critical success or whether that failure resulted in a greater or lesser partial hatred increase.
    - Players, pets, and mercenaries will no longer emit idle sound effects. This should reduce the cacophony caused by a number of relatively boisterous illusions.
    - The music that plays when you die will no longer loop while you are in hover mode.
    - Many Velious zones will spin up new instanced versions when they are populated by enough adventurers.
    - Fixed a zone crash when a certain combination of debuffs were placed on an NPC. This was causing The Triunity in the Sepulcher Event 5 to crash the zone.
    - Fixed an item preview issue for Drakkin models so that it now correctly matches the color and tattoo settings of the player character.
    - Changed the auto-attack on assist setting so that it persists per character instead of per client. New and existing characters will have this toggled on by default. Please use the command /assist on or /assist off to toggle this setting for each individual character going forward.
    - Name changes that fail will now include more details about why they failed.
    - Removed an entry for an unknown zone from the find window in the mission In Defense of Health.
    - Removed the ability for pets to attack invisible event controllers, on purpose or by accident.
    - Plane of Hate: Revisited and Plane of Fear: Revisited - These zones will now allow you to place and teleport to guild banners as well as place but not teleport to fellowship campfires.
    - Plane of Hate: Revisited - Adjusted the aggro-pathing in an effort to alleviate the likelihood that denizens of the plane will opt to use rooftops to reach their target.
    - Removed an ornamental (but non-functioning) sword from the Progression instances of the Plane of Hate.

    *** UI ***

    - Auto crouch is now disabled by default.
    - Added an Event Messages Chat filter. It is not fully utilized yet, but future event messages will be placed in this chat filter.
    - Attempting to camp while over the parcel limit will now prompt you, reminding you to retrieve the parcels. You can turn this confirmation box off in the options window.
    - Massaged some typos and bad grammar out of the game.
    - In the Bazaar, the default for the Max Results Per Trader field is now 20 from 200.
    - Fixed an issue in the claim window which caused it to lock up when attempting to claim a lore item that you already owned.

    - Changed -

    *** Previously Updated ***

    - High Bokon Boromas (Raid) - High Bokon Boromas will no longer lock his health immediately on engage.
    - Anashti Sul, Enslaver of Souls (Raid and Group) - Removed the corpse cleanup functionality from these events in order to prevent situations where Anashti Sul's corpse can not be looted.

    - The EverQuest Team
  2. sojero One hit wonder

    Any chance you can tell us the % of the knight stances? Also the detrimental of them?

    Looks like necro just took a pretty big hit on burns with this patch.
  3. Riou EQResource

    They are exactly the same as the Warrior stances, they are instant buffs on swap which is nice, the 5% mitigation is a straight up 5% damage reduction from melee.
  4. Sancus Augur

    So you really posted a preview of this patch and didn't even mention the Necro nerfs? I knew communication was too good to be true.
    Nenton, Igniz, roguerunner and 4 others like this.
  5. sojero One hit wonder

    thank you for the information.
  6. fransisco Augur

    If you mean the minimum mana focus from 10-100, that was just a bug before. No class is supposed to get it from supercheap/free abilities.
  7. mackal Augur

    Most of the other twincast spells are limited to 10. But they mean the swarm pet nerf, which is a technique necros were using to solo and not have to kite.
  8. sojero One hit wonder

    That and now their dots don't work with manaburn, if im reading it right
  9. ShadowMan Augur

    - We pointed out that our skeleton swarm spells stacked during House of Thule beta and were directly told by Aristo it was working as he intended since the pets were weaker and less dps compared to the single mage pet version. Essentially you had a wait until the next level cap increase expansions to use 2 necro swarm spells to equal the old mage version.

    - We specifically asked Aristo to add a 10 mana cost to flesh to poison procs so that they would proc Gift of Deathly Resolve during Call of the Forsaken beta. Which he did. So please undue this change to 100 mana cost restriction or adjust Flesh to Poison procs to now cost 100 mana as well.

    - I understand why this is being changed but when do Chromatic Haze and Mana burn recourse effects that only boost dots and exclude nukes start appearing in game? We specifically asked Life Burn the necro equivalent to Mana burn to be adjusted for dots and in base damage during The Broken Mirror beta and never got a reply. I guess wizards are now both the best burst and sustained class in game when mana burn is used in a fight.
  10. Sancus Augur

    I don't think you understand how Necro twin cast works. With this change flesh to poison will no longer proc gift of deathly resolve, which is a huge nerf to Necro bust. That's on top of mana burn and swarm pet changes.

    Regardless of your opinion on the change, it should have been communicated in the preview.
    Emarra, Igniz, roguerunner and 3 others like this.
  11. ShadowMan Augur

    Except the exact conversation with Aristo regarding Flesh to Poison during beta was about it being used to proc Gift of Deathly Resolve. Which is why he added the 10 mana cost to the proc when it previously had none and why no other nuke procs cost mana. He specifically altered this spell in beta for this purpose based on the communities request.
    roguerunner, Rhaage and menown like this.
  12. Ifangels New Member

    Can't login to test after patch I keep crashing on all my toons once I hit play everquest, not even making it to char select.. also on all my toons it's saying there is a char already logged in.
    Kongfoo and Gyurika Godofwar like this.
  13. fransisco Augur

    I agree. My bad.
    menown likes this.
  14. Numiko Augur

    I hope enchanter animations are getting the taunt ability, or else they will become pretty useless for taking agro. off enchanters who start getting beaten on by mobs after someone break's mez.... again..
  15. Behelit Augur

    Necro nerfs are uncalled for, and as others have said distressing that they weren't mentioned in the preview.
    Nenton, Rhaage, Iila and 6 others like this.
  16. Sheex Goodnight, Springton. There will be no encores.

    My Burstained sense is tingling. Where are you to save us, Mr. Mills?
  17. ~Mills~ Augur

    Manaburn was jacked everyone knew that! But the rest of these necro nerfs are crap.
    Nenton, Azrael, Vrinda and 4 others like this.
  18. ~Mills~ Augur

    I know for a fact that the skeleton swarm pets stacking and flesh to poison proc burning poison having a mana cost to proc godr were both done intentionally by Aristo. As I was also present for both of those betas.

    Whether or not he forgot or has now changed his tune is to be determined but these are pretty massive nerfs out of left field considering both where completely above board and specifically had him confirming working as intended during the betas when they launched.
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  19. Forcallen Augur

    Wow! Lets just get this over with so I can hang it up for good.

    Nerf Bifold Focus of the Evil Eye, I am sure someone can fake claim now it was never intended to work on dots.
    Nerf Blightbringers Tunic of the Grave, I am sure you can fake some documentation about it supposedly needing to be capped at level 70.
    Nerf our Epic, someone can say you never intended it to work after level 70. You guys just hadn't noticed it until today.
  20. Deillusional Augur

    This is the dbg.txt file when trying to log in:

    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:23 2016]00032:Initializing client variables.
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:23 2016]00033:parsing INI file .\defaults.ini
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:23 2016]00034:INI file .\defaults.ini loaded.
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:23 2016]00035:parsing INI file .\VoiceChat.ini
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:23 2016]00036:INI file .\VoiceChat.ini loaded.
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:23 2016]00037:Loading spell effects.
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:23 2016]00038:Initializing display structures.
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:23 2016]00039:Voice Manager loaded 12 macros from VoiceData.txt.
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:23 2016]00040:Memory mode defaulted to Balanced
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:23 2016]00041:Attempt to send message 24785 on a void connection.
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:23 2016]00042:Networking: using port [58624].
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:23 2016]00043:Networking: Connection Established [1]
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:23 2016]00044:WorldAuthenticate: Initiating Login.
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:23 2016]00045:WorldAuthenticate. I got a message of type 0x5a42 (23106).
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:24 2016]00046:WorldAuthenticate. I got a message of type 0x26cd (9933).
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:24 2016]00047:*** ERROR: WorldAuthenticate. ??? UNKNOWN MESSAGE

    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00048:WorldAuthenticate. I got a message of type 0x2eb7 (11959).
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00049:WorldAuthenticate. I got a message of type 0x2604 (9732).
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00050:WorldRPServer message: server name test

    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00051:WorldAuthenticate. I got a message of type 0x2431 (9265).
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00052:Could not open file: RealEstateItemGroups.txt

    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00053:Could not open file: RealEstateCosts.txt

    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00054:Loaded RealEstateCosts.txt, 0 cost elements loaded.

    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00055:Could not open file: RealEstateDefs.txt

    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00056:Could not open file: RealEstateDefs.txt

    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00057:WorldAuthenticate. I got a message of type 0xe8b (3723).
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00058:WorldAuthenticate. I got a message of type 0x435b (17243).
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00059:WorldAuthenticate. I got a message of type 0x4962 (18786).
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00060:WorldAuthenticate. I got a message of type 0x1413 (5139).
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00061:WorldAuthenticate. I got a message of type 0x56cd (22221).
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00062:WorldAuthenticate. I got a message of type 0x7b07 (31495).
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00063:WorldAuthenticate. I got a message of type 0x2d4d (11597).
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00064:WorldAuthenticate. I got a message of type 0x438d (17293).
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00065:Check 1x. 0xe3de4852

    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00066:Check 1sa. 0x4a01ee4b

    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00067:Check 1sa. 0xa179fbfd

    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00068:WorldAuthenticate. I got a message of type 0x76ad (30381).
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00069:WorldAuthenticate. Access granted.

    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00070:Exception in TryLogin Code = c0000005 ADDR=0x00510943
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00071:EAX=86543bd1 EBX=0eb0c020 ECX=000000d0 EDX=00000078
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00072:ESI=000000c0 EDI=11426f88 EBP=00004f04 ESP=01b2e65c
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00073:process was trying to READ invalid data.
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00074:Invalid access occurred at virtual address 0x11427000.
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00075:Fatal error occurred in mainthread! (Release Client #630)

    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00076:Client Version: Feb 10 2016 09:40:12
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00077:Skin Directory:

    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00078:Graphics DLL Loaded: Graphics DLL Version 2.00.90242
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00079:Graphics Build Date: Feb 10 2016 09:41:31
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00080:Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970,

    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00081:Gamestate at crash = 6

    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00082:processor: 12 of type 586
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00083:Memory: Load: 23, Total Phys: 16279, Avail Phys: 12431, Total Page: 40698, Avail Page: 35545, Total Virtual: 2047, Avail Virtual: 1709, FreeBlocks: 370,238,234,197,179,148,82,52,44,40
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00084:pools: Temp: 0(0). Persistent: 0(0). OnDemand: 0(0). Zone: 0(0)
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00085:MaxTextures: 513k, CurrentTextures: 0k, HighQualityTextures: 0k
    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00086:CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5930K CPU @ 3.50GHz 3503583

    [Wed Feb 10 22:06:25 2016]00087:Memory Mode: Balanced
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