Test Update 06/08/2021 - Patch Notes and Discussions

Discussion in 'Test Update Notes and Bug Roundup' started by EQ Dev, Jun 8, 2021.

  1. EQ Dev Developer

    June 8, 2021
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    *** Items ***

    - Starting bag, food, and drink on newly created characters is no longer tradable even on a free-trade server.
    - Check out the new Past Expansion Collector's Edition Bundle in the Marketplace this month! Available on severs with Underfoot unlocked. Individual items are available while the expansion they originally came with is active.
    - Increased the size and the cap of the Dragon's Hoard for all players.


    *** Quests & Events ***

    - The reward chest for The Amalgam Arbiter will have all of its loot all the time.


    *** Spells ***

    - Hate over time spells no longer apply hate to players after death or evac as long as you don't respawn in the same zone or evac in under 6 seconds.
    - Corrected an issue where certain types of healing and damage spells would display focus effect messages even if the Focus Effect filter was turned off.
    - Beastlord - The Trushar's Mending line of healing spells will now heal your target if it is an ally, or your target's target if it is cast on a foe.
    - Ranger - The Sylvan Light and Desperate Deluge lines of healing spells will now heal your target if it is an ally, or your target's target if they are cast on a foe.
    - Paladin - The Burst of Sunlight, Light of Life/Gleaming Light, and Ethereal Cleansing lines of healing spells will now heal your target if it is an ally, or your target's target if they are cast on a foe.


    *** AA ***

    - Corrected an issue where the 'Buy All' button for AA Abilities was not properly checking remaining points and prerequisite ranks.


    *** NPCs ***

    - Headshot will no longer work on the wyverns in Cobalt Scar (CoV).
    - The following hunt achievements have been removed:
    - - Depths of Darkhollow: Hunter of The Hatchery
    - - The Buried Sea: Hunter of Suncrest Isle
    - - The Buried Sea: Hunter of Jardel's Hook
    - The following hunter achievement point values have been changed:
    - - Depths of Darkhollow: Adept Hunter of Depths of Darkhollow (decreased from 30 to 20)
    - - Prophecy of Ro: Hunter of Sverag, Stronghold of Rage (increased from 10 to 60)
    - - The Buried Sea: Adept Hunter of The Buried Sea (increased from 10 to 30)
    - - The Buried Sea: Veteran Hunter of The Buried Sea (decreased from 40 to 20)
    - The following hunter achievement now grants a title reward:
    - - Prophecy of Ro: Hunter of Sverag, Stronghold of Rage (Rageslayer, and the Rageslayer)
    - The following hunter achievement components have been removed:
    - - Gates of Discord: Hunter of Qinimi, Court of Nihilia: Rarundel`s Memory
    - - Gates of Discord: Hunter of Barindu, Hanging Gardens: Colossus of War
    - - Omens of War: Hunter of Nobles' Causeway: a murkglider pup
    - - Depths of Darkhollow: Adept Hunter of Depths of Darkhollow: Hunter of The Hatchery
    - - Prophecy of Ro: Hunter of Sverag, Stronghold of Rage: Martihaz the Destroyer
    - - Prophecy of Ro: Hunter of Sverag, Stronghold of Rage: Zaignoz the Insane
    - - The Serpent's Spine: Hunter of Goru`kar Mesa: Lup Calea
    - - The Serpent's Spine: Hunter of Blackfeather Roost: a harpy explorer
    - - The Serpent's Spine: Hunter of Vergalid Mines: Vegalak
    - - The Serpent's Spine: Hunter of Direwind Cliffs: Blackwolf
    - - The Serpent's Spine: Hunter of Direwind Cliffs: Direwing
    - - The Serpent's Spine: Hunter of Icefall Glacier: a dire wolf pup
    - - The Serpent's Spine: Hunter of Frostcrypt: Icefloe
    - - The Serpent's Spine: Hunter of Valdeholm: tornado servant
    - - The Buried Sea: Novice Hunter of The Buried Sea: Hunter of Suncrest Isle
    - - The Buried Sea: Novice Hunter of The Buried Sea: Hunter of Jardel's Hook
    - - Secrets of Faydwer: Hunter of Fortress Mechanotus: Oxidilus the Junk Collector
    - - Secrets of Faydwer: Hunter of Meldrath's Majestic Mansion: Findlewill
    - The following hunter achievement component names have been updated:
    - - Prophecy of Ro: Hunter of Sverag, Stronghold of Rage: Chieftain Darkmaw
    - - Secrets of Faydwer: Hunter of Fortress Mechanotus: Hardbottom, Recycler Union
    - - Underfoot: Hunter of Kernagir, the Shining City: A Shop Sweeper (Trelinna, Lady of Pain)
    - - Underfoot: Hunter of Kernagir, the Shining City: A Wary Guard (Sirana, the Knife Mistress)
    - The following hunter achievement components are now part of the following achievements:
    - - Prophecy of Ro: Slayer of Prophecy: Hunter of Sverag, Stronghold of Rage
    - - Prophecy of Ro: Veteran Hunter of Prophecy of Ro: Hunter of Theater of Blood
    - - The Buried Sea: Novice Hunter of The Buried Sea: Hunter of Thalassius, the Coral Keep
    - - The Buried Sea: Novice Hunter of The Buried Sea: Hunter of Jewel of Atiiki
    - - The Buried Sea: Hunter of The Buried Sea: Dreadclaw
    - - The Buried Sea: Hunter of The Buried Sea: Helushka
    - - The Buried Sea: Hunter of The Buried Sea: Blacksail Bob
    - - The Buried Sea: Hunter of The Buried Sea: Bloody Marc
    - - The Buried Sea: Hunter of The Buried Sea: Jelly Bones Bud
    - - The Buried Sea: Hunter of The Buried Sea: Tetraton
    - The following hunter achievement component is now optional:
    - - Prophecy of Ro: Slayer of Prophecy: Hunter of Sverag, Stronghold of Rage
    - The following hunter targets should now reliably spawn:
    - - Dragons of Norrath: Hunter of Stillmoon Temple: Jadewing
    - - Dragons of Norrath: Hunter of Stillmoon Temple: Wei Zhang
    - - Dragons of Norrath: Hunter of Stillmoon Temple: Stoneskin
    - - Dragons of Norrath: Hunter of Thundercrest Isles: Fersama
    - - Dragons of Norrath: Hunter of Thundercrest Isles: Fumi the Vigilant
    - - Dragons of Norrath: Hunter of Thundercrest Isles: Gox Ironmaw
    - - Dragons of Norrath: Hunter of Thundercrest Isles: Hidekazu
    - - Dragons of Norrath: Hunter of Thundercrest Isles: Hidetada
    - - Dragons of Norrath: Hunter of Thundercrest Isles: Hidetora
    - - Dragons of Norrath: Hunter of Thundercrest Isles: Kafu the Turbulent
    - - Dragons of Norrath: Hunter of Thundercrest Isles: Kodama the Voltaic
    - - Dragons of Norrath: Hunter of Thundercrest Isles: Kunz Boomsetter
    - - Dragons of Norrath: Hunter of Thundercrest Isles: Mihoko the Rector
    - - Dragons of Norrath: Hunter of Thundercrest Isles: Minoru the Crafty
    - - Dragons of Norrath: Hunter of Thundercrest Isles: Ninsei the Tempest
    - - Dragons of Norrath: Hunter of Thundercrest Isles: Rinako the Stalwart
    - - Dragons of Norrath: Hunter of Thundercrest Isles: Sor Stormreach
    - - Dragons of Norrath: Hunter of Thundercrest Isles: Sugita the Vicarious
    - - Dragons of Norrath: Hunter of Thundercrest Isles: Toshiharu
    - - Dragons of Norrath: Hunter of Thundercrest Isles: Toshinobu
    - - Dragons of Norrath: Hunter of Thundercrest Isles: Yoshiaga
    - - Dragons of Norrath: Hunter of Thundercrest Isles: Yoshihiro
    - - Dragons of Norrath: Hunter of Thundercrest Isles: Yukari the Enlightened
    - The following hunter targets can be killed in the given zone and correctly give hunt kill credit:
    - - The Buried Sea: Hunter of The Buried Sea: Dreadclaw
    - - The Buried Sea: Hunter of The Buried Sea: Helushka
    - The following hunter target can no longer be killed without spawning its adds, correctly spawns its adds at <=50% HP, and correctly gives hunt kill credit (and loot) when the loot granting add is killed:
    - - Underfoot: Hunter of The Convorteum: Animated Lava


    *** Progression Servers ***

    - Updated Phinigel to be a standard live server instead of a progression server, and enabled free to play.


    *** Miscellaneous ***

    - Fixed an issue where %1 was being sent in a message to the user when certain spells or combat abilities failed.
    - Added a message when security locked accounts log in without LaunchPad.
    - Added a message for all unhandled login errors that includes the error code.
    - Heroic Charisma now has diminishing returns for values over 4000.
    - Heroic Intelligence and Wisdom now have diminishing returns for values over 4000.
    - Heroic Stamina now has diminishing returns for values over 4000.
    - Heroic Dexterity now has diminishing returns for values over 4000.
    - Heroic Agility now has diminishing returns for values over 4000.
    - Heroic Strength now has diminishing returns for values over 4000.


    *** UI ***

    - Fixed an issue where out of date custom EQUI_ItemDisplayWnd files would cause a client crash instead of the expected behavior of reloading the default UI and reporting an error.
    - Corrected an issue where only 85 debuffs would display in the target window instead of the total 97.
    - Invite all DZ in the guild interface now sends invites to people already in raid to the DZ.

    - Changed -
    EQUI_TargetWindow.xml

    - The EverQuest Team
  2. Poppinfresh Elder

    I love you 3,000
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  3. Fanra https://everquest.fanra.info

    I'm going to assume that "evac in under 6 seconds" really means "no hate if you evac in same zone, as long as your zoning time is greater than 6 seconds".

    Also, the game puts you in zones before your client shows you, in other words, you think you are still zoning when your character is actually in the zone, so the 6 seconds is server time, not how long it seems to the player.

    I never understood why the server doesn't wait for the client to report being ready before putting you in zone or in-game but that is another issue.
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  4. Sumteengex Journeyman

    "- Heroic Charisma now has diminishing returns for values over 4000.
    - Heroic Intelligence and Wisdom now have diminishing returns for values over 4000.
    - Heroic Stamina now has diminishing returns for values over 4000.
    - Heroic Dexterity now has diminishing returns for values over 4000.
    - Heroic Agility now has diminishing returns for values over 4000.
    - Heroic Strength now has diminishing returns for values over 4000."
    Im /boggling at this and tryin to figure out the reasoning behind it...
    the hunter stuff as well, things were buggy so instead of fixing them just remove them?
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  5. strongbus Augur

    The only reason i can see for the diminishing returns is to stop people form going all one hstat. after a while it would become more useful to go for a second one.
  6. Daredilly Master

    - Headshot will no longer work on the wyverns in Cobalt Scar (CoV).
    Why? This just boggles the mind. Camp is always empty, there is a good mix of White Con and Blue Con. What is the purpose of having a skill that is continually nerfed or marginalized? Utterly mind boggling.
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  7. Szilent Augur

    On Test server, the increase is 25 slots. This is … "pretty darned" disappointing. It was my understanding that Hoard was released in a minimal state as a hedge against stability issues - and I get that, that's totally fine - but the "increased" Dragon's Hoard is still an order of magnitude off from its potential to replace housing for deep storage & lighten server loads.
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  8. kizant Augur

    Which would be a good reason.
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  9. Saroc_Luclin Augur



    I believe most of the ones 'removed' were in the subzones and the named credits were added to the main zone. So they were fixed, by putting them in the right zones.
  10. Xyroff-cazic. Director of Sarcasm

    Which hunter achievements were removed that actually contained rare mobs that fit the criteria for hunter?
  11. Orbital101 Augur

    Look like Brineslayer achievement from The Buried Sea as issue to update properly.
    [IMG]
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  12. Froglok Augur

    - Starting bag, food, and drink on newly created characters is no longer tradable even on a free-trade server.

    Wow.
  13. MischiefTLP New Member

    Please also change Bandages* to No Trade on Free Trade, this is one of the biggest concerns on Mischief.
  14. Jogath New Member

    The mobs which trigger Icefloe (namely Ice, and Floe) do not appear to be killable on Mangler. This might be due to the fact they are intended to trigger Icefloe when both are are 50% (based on my experience). I would recommend removing Ice and Floe from the list as well
  15. Riou EQResource

    This wont happen because the alternatives are not good even if the softcap returns are reduced by like 90%, it will just take an extra so many years to reach the same goal

    So basically instead of hitting a hardcap on the stat and then trying to shift to other stats you will push the same stat just longer
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  16. Yinla Ye Ol' Dragon

    Will this fix the message that has started coming up when you switch servers at server select, that someone else is using that account?
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  17. Moege Augur

    Would it even matter for the next 2 xpac releases ? Unless there is some indication that there will be big stat increases I doubt we will see 4000 limit reached soon.

    PS: Im all for an even lower cap, it irks me that the standard answer for most classes is go hdex.
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  18. Diminisher New Member

    So the diminishing returns is refering to just heroic stats and not a stat number total for example my hagi is 3100 but my stat total is 4600. I will not see any diminishment until my hagi is 4001 =5501 stat total? Also the diminishing returns what exactly would be diminishing everything the stat effects or specific things?
  19. Skuz I am become Wrath, the Destroyer of Worlds.

    Diminishing returns on Strength seems like a laugh tbh, it's already such a woefully bad ROI.
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  20. kizant Augur

    Well it makes sense to do it early before anyone can complain about being nerfed.
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