Test Update 03/05/13

Discussion in 'Test Update Notes and Bug Roundup' started by JChan, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. JChan Developer

    *** Highlights ***

    - Celebrate 14 years of EverQuest with our classic anniversary events, starting March 15th, 2013 and running until April 26th!
    - New missions, many created with your help at SOE Live 2012, are available starting March 15th, 2013, and lasting an additional month, through May 26th, 2013! The Mechanical Fortune Teller in the Plane of Knowledge will be happy to help players locate quest givers for the new quests.
    - NPC melee combat will no longer cause other NPCs to move. Players can still move NPCs and NPCs can still move players.

    *** Items ***

    - Increased damage on many two-handed weapons from Rain of Fear.
    - Many items that were lacking the placeable flag can now be placed in housing as intended.
    - Many placeable items, including the paintings sold by Claire Nybright in Sunrise Hills, are now usable by all classes and races so they will no longer default to being hidden when browsing merchant lists.
    - A number of mounts, illusions and familiars that were unintentionally unable to be cast during combat have been fixed (Notable examples include the Dragorn War Mask, Party Popper Nimbus and Doll's Mask).
    - The Gluttonous Spoon now has a more appropriate icon.
    - The Dioptase Fragment is no longer Prestige.
    - The Box of Chocolate will now always grant a treat, unlike life.

    *** Tradeskills ***

    - New types of animal-themed helmets are available for crafting! Seek out the Matricks in the Plane of Knowledge for details, and animals throughout Norrath for materials.
    - The research recipes for Enchant Planar Alloy and Mass Enchant Planar Alloy should now use Runic Numen Plaque and Fine Runic Numen Plaque in their combines respectively.

    *** Quests & Events ***

    - The Corrupted Temple of Veeshan - Cekenar's Chain Lightning spell will no longer do extra damage to classes who can critically cast DoTs.
    - Ritual of Terror - The spell Gorilla Roar has been returned to its intended duration.
    - The Return of King Xorbb - The mission and raid no longer reset if players are outside of the encounter area.
    - The Return of King Xorbb (raid) - Saying "next battle" to Thistlebrush when you have already completed the first two raids in the zone will now teleport you to the proper location.
    - Danela's Stand (Mission) - The Ry`Gorr miners in this mission should now be a bit easier to kill.
    - Plans Gone Awry - Grolak's vision has improved slightly. He will now insist that there be a golem in front of him before he attempts the ceremony to raise it.
    - April 1st is Bristlebane Day! Keep an eye out for an Emissary of Bristlebane in the Plane of Knowledge, who will have a task for adventurers level 55 and up.
    - The Mechanical Fortune Teller in the Plane of Knowledge will be happy to help players locate quest givers for the new 14th Anniversary quests.

    *** Spells ***

    - Fixed many spells, such as Drakkin breath abilities and Remorseless Demeanor, which were incorrectly flagged to be unusable in the Plane of Sky, Kedge Keep, and Plane of Fear.
    - Rogue - Corrected Tome: Pinpoint Deficiencies so that it can be used to memorize the ability again.

    *** NPC ***

    - The fey swarm in Kael Drakkel: The King's Madness now spawns more frequently.
    - The black wolves in Al'Kabor's Nightmare now match their name.

    *** AA ***

    - Beastlord - Fixed a timer issue with Cheetah's Pounce causing conflict with Summon Banker.
    - Berserker - Reckless Abandon will now correctly trigger the chance spells after Recourse 2 fades.
    - Cleric - Fixed an issue with Touch of the Divine causing it not to work.
    - Cleric - Rebalanced the healing power of Touch of the Divine across all ranks.
    - Magician - Fixed an issue with Theft of Essence that was causing bane spells above level 83 to not work.
    - Necromancer - Removed mana regeneration from Blood Magic to resolve a conflict with Beastlord regeneration spells.
    - Paladin - Hand of Piety can now crit again.
    - Ranger - Changed Flusterbolt/Blusterbolt to be Alteration spells to resolve an issue where they might proc one of the specialized arrows.
    - Warrior - Phalanx of One's Proc is no longer interruptable
    - Warrior - Blast of Anger is now an instant ability to resolve a conflict with the Bazu Roar line. Hate values have been increased to compensate.
    - Wizard - Kerafyrm's Prismatic Familiar Rank 3 now has the correct description.

    *** Veteran Rewards ***

    - Bristlebane's Jester has leveled up!
    - - Bristlebane's Gift will again fill up a health bar.
    - - Bristlebane's Surprise will again fill up mana and endurance bars.
    - - The Jester's Shape Change effect will no longer remove the target from their mount.
    - - The Jester will no longer hand out a stack of his bread or wine to players that already have bread or wine.
    - - The Jester will not offer his bread or wine to players who are in a raid.
    - - The Jester has learned some new jokes.
    - Staunch Recovery has leveled up!
    - - The effect of Staunch Recovery will again fill mana, hit point, and endurance bars.
    - The Steadfast Servant has leveled up!
    - - The Steadfast Servant's available buffs now scale to max level.
    - - - Buffs are roughly one tier below spells available to an equivalent level player, and last 15 minutes.
    - - The Steadfast Servant will no longer cast buffs on you if you already have a buff with that effect active.

    *** Achievements ***

    - The Secrets of Faydwer achievement category has been removed for the time being. It will make its appearance again when the SoF achievements are ready.
    - Some rare items from event chests are now available on the raid merchants in Shard's Landing for those who complete the Conqueror of Rain of Fear achievement.
    - Achievements have been added for you collectors of Hero's Forge hat ornaments.

    *** Progression Servers ***

    - Rhenium Ore should now be dropping on Progression servers after Depths of Darkhollow is unlocked.

    *** Zones ***

    - The following non-combat zones have been changed so that buff timers are suspended: Nexus, Shadowrest, Sunrise Hills and all housing interiors, The Bazaar, The Plane of Knowledge, The Plane of Tranquility, and the Wedding Chapel.
    - Many changes were made to creatures in Chapterhouse of the Fallen to make the zone more playable.
    - - Wandering NPCs will be less restless.
    - - Researcher Vespra, rats, and timeworn servants are no longer aggressive towards players.
    - - The undead in the caverns have been moved around and their aggro ranges have been reduced.
    - - Reduced the aggro range on all oozles and beetles.
    - - Removed several NPCs from the caverns to create some safe areas.
    - Parts for new animal-based hat ornaments can be foraged in zones where those animals live. A particularly elusive example is rumored to live in and near the Jaggedpine Forest. Be wary, as foraging too long in one zone will spook the animals that live there.

    *** Miscellaneous ***

    - An unreachable Collection item spawn point in Chapterhouse of the Fallen has been moved.
    - The Evantil's Abode house has had its item capacity increased from 200 to 300 items.
    - Corrected an issue which caused the window on kilns and ovens to display as gray rather than transparent.
    - Added a "Sent" column to the Merchant window "Parcel" tab to display the date that a parcel was sent.
    - Fixed a grammatical typo in the item display window when inspecting real estate trophies.
    - Added the slash command /clearallchat. This functions just like /clearchat except that it clears the chat from all of your chat windows.
    - The quest reward message will no longer incorrectly display twice when only giving one reward.
    - Removed NPC on NPC melee "push". NPCs can still move players and players can still move NPCs.
    - Fixed an issue where /autoinventory was not properly updating the item icon when there were multiple items on your cursor.

    *** UI ***

    - Added some minimum sizes to some windows to prevent overlap and the accidental hiding of information.
    - Removed some unused UI XML files.
    - The bandolier window will now close when 'Esc' is pressed and it is the active window.
    - The "Player Studio" Marketplace category has been moved to above "All Items". Additionally, Player Studio items will now appear side-by-side with SOE created items.
    - Added a combobox to the Options window to allow for the toggling of No Drop loot confirmations. This behaves exactly like the previously added /lootnodrop command.

    - Changed -

    - Removed -

    *** Previously Updated ***

    - Corrected several warrior tomes that had been broken and could not be memorized.
    - Corrected an issue that was causing free-target heals to fail to cast.
    - Corrected an issue that could cause some players' arms to disappear when wearing Hero's Forge plate armor.
    - The new Warrior ability Heroic Blade should now affect all skills as intended.

    - The EverQuest Team
  2. Voodoman Augur

  3. Qwestwic Augur

    Is this coming with this anniversary update, or is it going to be a separate launch in between the anniversary release and Shadows of Fear content?
  4. Mellifleur Augur

    What happened to only making Buff Suspension in Housing & Guild Hall ...

    If I remember the conversation right.... it went along the lines of..

    "I am in favor of making the guild hall, and housing the only buff suspensions areas, would be easier to code than making more zones have buff suspensions"

    This update will not change the large gathering of AFK'ers in the lobby, sadly.

    I was a huge fan of Hall / Housing as it would help boost guilds with players who may be a bit shy in experiencing that aspect of the game...and both sides benefit..

    Guilds gain more players and meet more people.
    Players get their MGB's from guildies while in the hall, with no chance of Hall decay / reset for lower to mid tier guilds....

    Viva La Social Interaction.
  5. Vmas Elder

    Elrollisi and Innoruck Ornaments didnt work anymore, all others work fine for me (chain)
  6. Pirlo Augur

    Pet push gone?

    /gets up

    Buffs suspended in multiple zones?
    /faints again
  7. Beimeith Augur

    Now just NPC -> Player and Player -> NPC push left to remove...
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  8. wingz-83 Augur

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  9. Kralthan New Member

    Still no fix for the SK AA bloodthirsty blade not functioning with 2 handed piercing weapons? :(
  10. Ronak Augur

    Long, long overdue for push to go entirely away. It exists nowhere else in the gaming world, for a reason. Because it's an awful mechanic, that has nothing to do with challenge, and everything to do with a very un-fun aggravation of the players.

    This shows they can remove it, but choose not to. Very puzzling. But, perhaps, encouraging for the near future?
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  11. Pirlo Augur

    Taken from the AA thread

  12. Forcallen Augur

    Hoping the bold above was intended to be Vanquisher of Rain of Fear considering I don't think Conquerer is even possible currently.
  13. Aldren Champion

    I know none are listed, but have any changes been made to Guardian of the Gate given that "discussion" last month?
  14. Braveheart Augur

    Is new Hero's Forge going active with this patch?
  15. Shang Augur

  16. Damascus Elder

    With Hand of Piety critting again, does that mean Aurora of Morrow for paladins will also be able to crit? It's a fixed hp group heal.
  17. Ronak Augur

    - Some rare items from event chests are now available on the raid merchants in Shard's Landing for those who complete the Conqueror of Rain of Fear achievement.

    No one has Conqueror of Rain of Fear. Several of them are not currently possible. Is this, perhaps, supposed to say:

    - Some rare items from event chests are now available on the raid merchants in Shard's Landing for those who complete the Vanquisher of Rain of Fear achievement.


    Because if it's really intended to be Conqueror, you just wasted your time. No one will see these items at level 100, and probably not at 105 either.

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  18. Ronak Augur

    Oh, there are no anniversary, nor prior anniversary, nor mission npcs, not even a fortune teller up on Test atm. Just in case you guys didn't know.
  19. Piestro Augur

    This is part of a larger issue with 2 handed piercers. We're still looking into this one.
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  20. SpamFactory Augur

    yea I was wondering about this too.
    it does say "after the anniversary update" which could be interpreted to mean the april update or even later... but then the "without further delay" comment just comes off as a big tease!

    I was really hoping for march release of these ornaments. doesn't look like that's happening.

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