Test Update 04/09/2019 - Patch Notes and Discussions

Discussion in 'Test Update Notes and Bug Roundup' started by EQ Dev, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. EQ Dev Developer

    April 9, 2019

    *** Highlights ***

    - There are no longer Progression Server specific spawns for Classic, Kunark, Velious, or Luclin bosses. These bosses now spawn at an accelerated rate on all servers, roughly twice the rate that they normally spawn on Live servers, with a variance equal to a quarter of their respawn time. Fabled versions of these NPCs should now work correctly on Progression Servers.
    - A few new statless mounts will be available on the Marketplace when Luclin is open. These mounts are equivalent in speed to silk bridles, and will go away when Omens of War unlocks.
    - The evolving items from The Burning Lands will gain experience from all NPCs, at least light blue con, in The Burning Lands that give experience. This includes Gnome Memorial Mountain.
    - Increased the range that direct-damage and damage-over-time spell messages are reported from 75 feet to 200 feet.

    *** Uncategorized ***

    - Fixed an issue with the Rallos Zek Puppet's name changing back after using a Potion of Familiar's Amnesia to change its name.
    - Tinzenwen Geargoggler has now been given the title "Overseer of Repairs"

    *** Items ***

    - Added the correct version of Soothing Breath to Transverse Yaw Stabilizer and Mana Battery Pendant.
    - Fixed the spelling of Exceptional-Quality Scrap Metal.
    - Removes the extraneous quest flag from the book Revenge on the Fallen.
    - Added a minimum level to trigger combat activated spells from a handful of weapons and augments that lacked an appropriate required level.
    - Added Cleave and Ferocity to The Burning Lands Cleric armor, and Ferocity to Shaman armor.
    - Added a chance for NPCs in some of the Burning Lands zones to drop Whispering Midnight Augments.
    - Added the appropriate click spells to the Burning Lands evolving ring and shoulder items that offer rewards.
    - Changed the cast proc of Ascending Sun Devotional Staff to Sympathetic Arms of Holy Wrath VI.
    - Beastlords - Minion of Darkness effects will now work on warders summoned between levels 56 and 75, when they previously only worked on warders summoned between levels 66 and 75.
    - Beastlords can now use the Gloves of Dark Summoning.

    *** Quests And Events ***

    - Bristlebane Events - These events will run for two more weeks in late April this year. The Mischief continues!
    - This Ain't Right - Bristlebane will appear when needed again.
    - Danger Zone - Player spells will no longer heal ballistae.
    - Dragon in the Works - Added an enrage mechanic. After 30 minutes of fighting the dragon will grow stronger.
    - Mechagnomic Whirlrender event - there is now an "enrage" mechanic. If the event is not defeated after 30 minutes new enemies will begin to spawn.
    - Fates Accumulator and Blazing Utopia augments now drop in all The Burning Lands raid zones.
    - - The chance of each of these to drop per kill is reduced.
    - Night at the Museum - Added a delay between when you get the warning the the roboboar is chasing you and the boar slams into you, allowing the target time to get away if they were standing next to the boar at the time the chase is announced.
    - Dragon in the Works - changed some of the warnings to use user event colors, and made the dragon immune to knockback effects.
    - Added loot to Consul of Cooperation.
    - The Mechanical Fortune Teller will now mention the cake-eating challenge if queried for details of 20th Anniversary events.
    - Trial of Stoning - Fixed a problem that was preventing the pitiless avengers from shooting the accused prisoners during the trial.
    - Removed erroneous particles from the mission zone for Defending Knowledge.
    - Unfettered Emerald Excellence - Made the following balance changes to this raid event:
    - - Lowered the boss's regeneration slightly.
    - - Increased the damage done to mephits by bane abilities slightly.
    - - Increased the amount of time between mephit waves in the final phase of the encounter.
    - - Increased the amount of time between armor suit waves in the final phase of the encounter.
    - - Decreased the number of mephit spawns per wave in the final phase of the encounter.

    *** Spells ***

    - DoT spells once again display a twincast message when the spell first lands, and no longer reassociate with their caster if they zone or die.
    - PVP Servers: Damage shield damage received from attacking players will now deal a maximum of 5% of the attacker's health in damage per hit. Damage shield damage received from non-player targets is unchanged.
    - Spell interrupts, fizzles, and reflect messages now contain the name of the spell that failed.
    - - Moved spell reflect messages to the spell failures chat filter.
    - Attached the correct recourse to the Hand/Arms of Holy Wrath VI spells.
    - Fixed the roman numeral in the name of Arms of Holy Wrath VI Recourse.
    - Beastlord - Ogre Beastlord warders are now a little bit larger by default.
    - Ranger - Corrected the name of the Irae Faycite Shard that adds damage to the Hornet Swarm spell.
    - Enchanter - Adjusted the stacking of Night's Endless Terror to better coexist with a number of other abilities.
    - Druid - Lowered the required level to cast Zephyr: Lavastorm to 47. Lowered the spell difficulty and price. Moved the scroll from Wanderer Frardok to Wanderer Qenda.

    *** NPCs ***

    - All racnors are now racnars.
    - Added coin to Gnome Memorial Mountain NPCs.

    *** Mercenaries ***

    - Increased some of the statistics of The Burning Lands mercenary items.

    *** Progression Servers ***

    - Changed the drop rate for the Blade of the Black Dragon Eye to drop for one month after Ruins of Kunark launches.
    - Ruined Blackburrow Gnoll Pelt drops have been restricted to the unlock of Planes of Power.
    - - Scalded Rat Skin drops have been restricted to the unlock of Gates of Discord. This will now only drop from rats in Dagnor's Cauldron.
    - Many quest items for Planes of Power era newbie quests no longer drop until Planes of Power has unlocked on the server.
    - Essence of Shadow, Moonlight, Sunlight, and Winter drops have been restricted to the unlock of Shadows of Luclin.
    - Quest drops for Escape to Norrath tasks no longer drop until Dragons of Norrath has unlocked on the server.
    - Removed many Planes of Power era quest items from low level zones.
    - Added the appropriate teleportation item to Collectors of Transference in the Nexus and Overthere on Selo.
    - Updated the dates for Legend of Ykesha unlock to run on the same day as the Planes of Power unlock on Mangler.

    *** Miscellaneous ***

    - Corrected an issue where /nod would cause you to disagree wholeheartedly.
    - Players who log in on their character's birthday will have a rainbow colored name for the day. Updated the /played command to include your age in Norrath.
    - Fixed spelling and grammar errors in the 20th Anniversary Achievement Challenge.

    *** UI ***

    - Using the faction window while shrouded should fail now, instead of crashing your client.
    - If a task rewards a faction change, the task window will now correctly link to that faction in your faction window.
    - Disabled the context menu to move the main chat tab into another chat window.
    - Fixed an issue that prevented audio triggers from matching text that contains formatting data such as spell or item links.
    - Messages indicating the start of a spell cast now include a link to the spell description.
    - - Fixed a messaging issue where non-song spells activated by bards would report as the bard 'singing' the spell.
    - Riposte messages are now reported before their resulting hit damage.
    - Added the ability to customize the color that chat windows are highlighted with when displaying a new message.
    - Messages indicating that a spell has worn off now include a link to the spell description.
    - - Dealing direct-damage with spells now reports the caster as 'You' rather than your name.
    - - The spell name in damage reporting messages will now function as a link to the spell description.

    *** Previously Updated ***

    - Fixed an issue that caused the Tsaph Katta Leather Ornaments set to glow neon blue.
    - Fixed an issue where characters would fail to create but the name would still appear in use.
    - Gnome Memorial Mountain - Removed chance that some items could spawn where characters could not go at the lowest level of the zone.
    - Gnome Mountain Raids - Fixed some errors that were preventing travel between the raids.
    - Gnome Mountain Raids - NPCs will no longer drop loot that they were not intended to drop. They will also not remain to hold loot between events that they should not.
    - Increased the AA experience rate on Selo.

    - The EverQuest Team
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  2. Gyurika Godofwar Augur

    Were fixes for GMM task Ironing out the Legion implemented as discussed in various threads? The bugs on step 3 and step 9 make the task impossible to finish if they trigger.

    The group tasks in GMM were on the same task timer as well. Was that fixed?
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  3. Zinloz New Member

    Really disappointed that there are no fixes to Ironing out the Legion, except adding loot to the named. Especially because petitioning it results in a canned response "file a bug report, can't help you".

    Issues with the mission have been reported by several people. I have it bug out on me at least once a day in the furnace room. When this happens, I have wasted 30-40 minutes of my time, especially because most of the mobs required for the mission do not give exp or loot at all. Further, I haven't even seen reports of these issues addressed yet.

    Can we at least get some info on things that are broken in the mission, and if there are any plans to fix them?

    From what I have seen:

    1) In the museum portion, if the spider is spawned then mobs have to die in some specific manner (what this manner is I don't know, I'm able to burn the secretive mechanics down before the spider spawns reliably, and I drop the mission if I somehow fail to do so). But, very often you can kill all the mobs and the step will never progress if the spider is activated.

    2) In the furnace room, there are two bugs. The first that I have observed is the mobs despawn sometimes when they enter the inactive state (I love you but I have to work). 5 times now I have seen them just poof upon going inactive. This only seems to happen during the first 3 mobs in the furnace room.

    3) The second bug in the furnace room is one I only found today, and it happens when you kill a mob right when it goes inactive (presumably any time while it is inactive with DoTs). If this happens, the mob dies, creates a corpse, but does not count towards the mission kill credit. Since exactly 10 mobs spawn during the event, this is an autofail and the task must be dropped and gotten again.

    I can't adequately express how frustrating "failing" this mission is due to bugs, and again, the lack of fixes/communication on the issue just makes it worse.
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  4. Sumteengex Journeyman

    Leadbetter in GMM still isnt responding to hails, not sure if it it was an oooppsss we forgot moment or not though,
  5. Prathun Developer

    I've re-added the "smaller" dialogue that will trigger the offer of the group version of Danger Zone. We didn't change anything related to the NPC's hail dialogue and it seems to be working OK on beta.
  6. Monkman Augur

    Were rewards added to the 20th anniversary challenge / GMM ach?
  7. Sancus Augur

    Technically yes. Every achievement that got a reward just rewards 5 or 10 AA, with the exception of one (one of the GMM ones) that rewards a familiar with no stats/benefits.
  8. Siirx Journeyman

    If you're adding a change for Blade of the Black Dragon Eye to drop on prog servers for the first month of Kunark will you be adding other items that were removed as well? Example Runed Fighters Staff or Manastone?
  9. Yinnie the Pink Elder

    Not unlinking the 2 missions in Gmm howls and iron Legion? Currently you cannot get iron legion if you have a lockout on Howls.
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  10. Yinla Ye Ol' Dragon

    What does Cleave and Ferocity do? I thought this was for melee classes.

    Can't we leave this as it is? You have made this more of a time sink that it already was, as we now have to clear all 6 zones for a similar chance of augs.

    Pleased to see no changes to the difficulty in GMM group content. :)
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  11. Yinla Ye Ol' Dragon

    Disappointing, was hoping for a port to GMM.

    Savior is the achieve you get the hover ball familiar from, wish they would do away with familiars and do all future familiars and petamorph, so many players have auto leave for familiars it seems such a waste.

    You get a cake ornament for the 20th Anni achieve.
  12. TormentedEQ New Member

    "Changed the drop rate for the Blade of the Black Dragon Eye to drop for one month after Ruins of Kunark launches."

    Can you confirm if this is the sword with the Envenomed Breath proc? Also will it be dropping in Old Sebilis as it once did or will it be moved to Veeshan Peak.
  13. Mizar Lorekeeper


    * The amount of augs that drop on average is already very low to distribute on 54 ppl
    * 12 augs needed for all 4 items at max level
    * Lore group tag makes even harder to be able to fill all 12 slots
    * Multyplying the time sink x6 to get the same amount of augs makes grouping for the augs even more painful and not enjoyable, plus it can make people not willing to take part in the main raid event in order to not have the loot lockout
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  14. Monkman Augur

    Familiars are a joke especially if they're stat less, one more thing to rot in my bank. What a waste of the 20th anniversary, where's our illusion?? Where's the clockwork pirate hat ornament??

    I know several people will jump on me for not being appreciative of the "new old zone" but at this point just give the people what they want. A familiar is not that.

    Other ideas for rewards:

    A "freebie" type 18 aug (maybe a mini enhancement 25ac 200hme +5/10 hstats)
    A mount (this can be stat-less)
    GMM port clicky (this seems obvious)
    An illusion (pick a model besides the rats / orcs from GMM.. Eff it I'll take a clockwork rat illusion)

    Anything but a familiar. They are a waste of your resources.
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  15. Tucoh Augur

    I wonder what it will stack with that it doesn't stack with now. I hope it stacks with everything except Night's Dark Terror!
  16. Gherig Addicted since Aug 1st, 1998

    Will this be limited to Base population zones or extended to AOC lockouts also on servers who have them?
  17. Lianeb Augur

    Does this include all the type 18 augs (Weeping Heaven, Secret Dawn) or just the effect type 18s?

    The cake ornament should have been a head ornament
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  18. Sumteengex Journeyman

    When you say the ; Smller " word to him, he does nothing, theres no responce from him period when sayin Smaller....if you say larger, it pops up the box or gives the ' not enough ppl ' msg, but the other gives nothing at all.
    [Wed Apr 10 10:37:31 2019] You say, 'Hail, Leadbetter'
    [Wed Apr 10 10:37:31 2019] Leadbetter says, 'Hello, stranger. It has certainly become busy around here lately. I'm afraid all this noise may disturb some [things] that should remain unbothered.'
    [Wed Apr 10 10:37:41 2019] You say, 'things'
    [Wed Apr 10 10:37:41 2019] Leadbetter says, 'Well, you seem trustworthy enough. Rumor has it that a dragon lies in the bowels of this place. Those rumors are true. If only we had the clockwork power to [deal with it].'
    [Wed Apr 10 10:37:43 2019] You say, 'deal with it'
    [Wed Apr 10 10:37:44 2019] Leadbetter says, 'Hmm... Perhaps you could help. I have heard whispering in the tubes, a great, deep voice making plans. From what I've been able to hear, it has some crazy plan to turn our power source into some sort of lifting device. I'm not sure why, but if that happens we would be in a lot of trouble. Can you [destroy] the monster?'
    [Wed Apr 10 10:37:45 2019] You say, 'destroy'
    [Wed Apr 10 10:37:45 2019] Leadbetter says, 'Good to hear! Of course if you have a very [large] number of helpers, you will be much more effective. Not that I will stop you from trying even with a [smaller] force.'
    [Wed Apr 10 10:37:47 2019] You say, 'smaller'
    and thats where the interaction stops...
  19. EnchFWO Augur

    Am I missing something? Why was Velious excluded from this change..?
  20. Prathun Developer

    Yes. There is only one item named Blade of the Black Dragon Eye, and that weapon has an Envenomed Breath proc. Drops in Veeshan's Peak.

    Not at this time.

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