Test Update 07/07/2020 - Patch Notes and Discussions

Discussion in 'Test Update Notes and Bug Roundup' started by EQ Dev, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. EQ Dev Developer

    July 7, 2020
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    *** Items ***

    - Corrected an issue where some ornamentations would not display after zoning, or in player housing.
    - The spell description on Black Fur Boots now correctly indicates that the Spirit of the Wolf buff affects the caster and not their target.
    - Snow Griffin Saddle will now place as a snow griffin instead of a bag.
    - The glyphs sold by Alerynril the Loyal now include the level 115 glyphs.
    - "Transforming Surprises" items dropped from the Convorteum Event have been removed as they served absolutely no purpose other than to annoy completionists.
    - Reduced the Crowns price of the Hero's Forge Suit Consolidator.
    - Using the Painting: Tassel's Tavern placed in housing should correctly teleport you to the tavern in old North Freeport.

    *** Tradeskills ***

    - Norrath now embraces free-range eggs. You'll find them on some baking merchants. These eggs work the same as snake eggs in many of the generic egg recipes.


    *** Quests & Events ***

    - Seeking the Sorcerer - Bledrek and Bled should no longer target the guardian golems with spells that are meant to cause the target to flee the room.
    - Seeking the Sorcerer (Raid) - it will no longer be possible to avoid Bledek's Discharge by standing behind things. You will need to move out of the area.
    - Crusader Vraket will no longer praise random summoned entities if he cannot find the player the made the kill worthy of mention, he will praise himself. After all, he is worthy!
    - The Ice Moves - Fixed an issue that could cause the Notes of a Grand Armsman and Smelting for the Grand Master to not drop from the Grand Armsman.
    - Marton Sayer in Qeynos Hills will now reward adventurers with a version of the Gnoll Slayer that does not include Bane Damage before Shadows of Luclin is active.
    - - Once Shadows of Luclin is active, the Gnoll Slayer can be converted into the version that contains Bane Damage: Gnolls.
    - Seeking the Sorcerer - The bosses will no longer be willing to chase people down the stairs.
    - Made the following changes to the Gloomingdeep Tutorial:
    - - Clicking OK at the conclusion of the tutorial will correctly whisk you away to The Mines of Gloomingdeep.
    - - Made several formatting and text fixes.
    - Heroic adventures from Call of the Forsaken, The Darkened Sea, The Broken Mirror, and Empires of Kunark have been reverted to use the spell scaling data from when those expansions launched.
    - Kerafyrm the Awakened - Kerafyrm can no longer be slain, which will ensure that the raid will complete successfully when he is reduced below 5% health.


    *** Spells ***

    - Corrected an issue where killshots from direct damage spells were reported to anyone in the zone.
    - Updated the description on some familiar spells that said they summon a minotaur.


    *** NPCs ***

    - Added a small chance for "humanoids" in Torment of Velious to drop Raw Velium Ore, Velium Infused Pelt, Velium Infused Spider Silk, or Velium Infused Logs. The ore is in addition to the ore they already drop.
    - Thach Jerden decided now was a good time to leave the Plane of Knowledge and embark on a journey of his own. Since he no longer wants your Hardcore Heritage items, we decided to update the Hardcore Heritage armor drops to simply be a right click on the dropped item. We'll miss Thach in the Plane of Knowledge, but hopefully he can find that eagle he keeps talking about...
    - Treants in classic zones have reverted to their classic appearance.


    *** Overseer ***

    - Corrected an issue where the Finish Now! button would not be disabled if you had claimed 10 Overseer quest rewards.
    - When the last copy of an Agent is removed, if that Agent is assigned to an offered quest, the assigned quest will have all Agents cleared.


    *** Progression Servers ***

    - Added the ability for characters on Aradune to transfer to Rizlona for free. Note that the character needs to be of level 20 or above and your account and character must be at least 30 days old.
    - Narron Jenork in Ak'Anon is now available in original EverQuest. He has nothing to say to anyone about anything, including Initiate Watcham armor, until Planes of Power unlocks.
    - Beastlord Plane of Fear class armors are no longer available until Shadows of Luclin has unlocked.
    - Berserker Plane of Fear class armors are no longer available until Gates of Discord has unlocked.


    *** Miscellaneous ***

    - Corrected an issue where /hidemodels hid your character after dying in the same zone.
    - - Added /hidemodels none as an option to more easily un-hide all players, pets, and mercenaries.
    - Fixed an ornamentation slot on the Darkened Wind Saber that was erroneously marked as a hidden slot.


    - The EverQuest Team
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  2. HoodenShuklak Augur

    How long will the free transfer be offered?
  3. DebonAir Lorekeeper

  4. Velisaris_MS Augur

    Nice of you guys to finally admit that you screwed up by doing this. Thanks.
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  5. Cadira Augur

    No QuickTime fix again? Are you kidding me?
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  6. Boze Augur

    - Heroic adventures from Call of the Forsaken, The Darkened Sea, The Broken Mirror, and Empires of Kunark have been reverted to use the spell scaling data from when those expansions launched.
    Thank you!
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  7. Derd Augur


    They can't fix something they can't reproduce. I assume they dont have extensive hot key and spell bindings all mapped to one key that is mashed faster than hummingbird wings :) The alternative is to remove the .25 reduction neutering any benefit from the last upgrade.
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  8. Orbital101 Augur


    Sound like there is more to it then just adding the click on the HH armors ?
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  9. Cadira Augur

    They can put a temp workaround by lowering the cast time reduction. Reverting to .25 would suck but you still get the increased attack and chance at additional hit with new rank.

    They could probably decrease cast time by .4s even, and that might fix the issue and still allow people to cast faster (almost instant for hybrids)
  10. Zarzac Augur

    @Aristo

    It seems like over a couple hundred NPC spells have been changed from INCREASING det counters to DECREASING det counters. It seems as though this would create issues and cause the effects to not work. Maybe something else changed that's not listed in the notes. Probably worth another look before it goes live.
  11. Ngreth Thergn Developer

    DO you have any examples?
  12. Tour Augur

    edit: sorry, the formatting changes after I submit, the changes used to be in green/red, but there are some spells to look up as example

    [48309] Splash of War
    1: Purify (100)
    2: Dispel Detrimental (95% Chance)
    3: Dispel Detrimental (95% Chance)
    4: Dispel Detrimental (95% Chance)
    5: Decrease Disease Counter by 100
    6: Decrease Disease Counter by 100
    7: Decrease Poison Counter by 100
    8: Decrease Poison Counter by 100
    9: Decrease Curse Counter by 100
    10: Decrease Curse Counter by 100
    11: Decrease Corruption Counter by 100
    12: Decrease Corruption Counter by 100
    5: Decrease Disease Counter by 65
    6: Decrease Disease Counter by 65
    7: Decrease Poison Counter by 64
    8: Decrease Poison Counter by 64
    9: Increase Curse Counter by 16
    10: Increase Curse Counter by 16
    11: Increase Corruption Counter by 269
    12: Increase Corruption Counter by 269
    Text: You are sanctified.

    [48119] Curse of Sul
    1: Illusion: Skeleton
    2: Charm up to level 199
    3: Increase Curse Counter by 15
    3: Decrease Curse Counter by 101
    Text: You are cursed.

    [46421] Wretched Bile
    1: Decrease Current HP by 12300 per tick
    2: Decrease Melee Haste v4 by 40% (Incremental)
    3: Increase Disease Counter by 26
    3: Decrease Disease Counter by 9
    Text: Your arms feel heavy and pained.

    [46416] Rotting Flesh
    1: Decrease Current HP by 11644 per tick
    2: Increase Disease Counter by 32
    2: Decrease Disease Counter by 3
    Text: Your flesh begins to rot!

    [46315] Dissonant Muse
    1: Decrease Current HP by 8600 per tick
    2: Decrease Current Mana by 4250 per tick
    3: Increase Corruption Counter by 24
    2: Decrease Current Mana by 4235 per tick (Decaying to 4100 @ 15/tick)
    3: Decrease Corruption Counter by 345
    Text: A dissonant chord rings in your ears.

    [46304] Chilling Surge
    1: Decrease Cold Resist by 400
    1: Decrease Cold Resist by 353
    2: Decrease Current HP by 7750 per tick
    3: Increase Corruption Counter by 24
    3: Decrease Corruption Counter by 345
    Text: You feel a chill to your core.

    And many many others. It feels like many of them are clustered around the TBM expan.
    A lot of spells also have growing or decaying modifiers added.

    Ex:
    [46275] Mana Sink
    1: Decrease Current Mana by 11375
    2: Decrease Current Endurance by 11375
    1: Decrease Current Mana by 11360 (Growing to 11375 @ 15/tick)
    2: Decrease Current Endurance by 11186 (Growing to 11375 @ 189/tick)
    Text: Your mind clouds.[46300] Vile Retort
    1: Decrease Current HP by 22950
    1: Decrease Current HP by 22871 (Decaying to 22160 @ 79/tick)
    2: Decrease Melee Haste by 40%
    Text: Your weapon resonates painfully in your hand!

    Unsure if related (Or intended? The growing / decay seems inconsequential)

    Various other very very small changes:
    [46274] Spine Chill
    1: Decrease Current HP by 11375 per tick
    2: Decrease Fire Resist by 350
    2: Decrease Fire Resist by 304
    Text: You feel your blood begin to freeze.

    And this is everything from resists, stat buffs, mana and HP regen / DoT's.
  13. Ngreth Thergn Developer

    I think that the parsing tool you are using is the issue. The data looks good and I even cast one on myself and it worked as expected. There are new level mods that I think the parser you are using don't parse.
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  14. Febb Augur


    Ya, something wrong with your parser, it's reporting the same SPA slots unless that is your comparison between the two versions.

    Here is the SPA info for this spell.

    Live:
    1|291|100|0|100|0
    $2|154|950|0|100|0
    $3|154|950|0|100|0
    $4|154|950|0|100|0
    $5|35|-100|0|3035|0
    $6|35|-100|0|3035|0
    $7|36|-100|0|3036|0
    $8|36|-100|0|3036|0
    $9|116|-100|0|3116|0
    $10|116|-100|0|3116|0
    $11|369|-100|0|3369|0
    $12|369|-100|0|3369|0

    Test:
    1|291|100|0|100|0
    $2|154|950|0|100|0
    $3|154|950|0|100|0
    $4|154|950|0|100|0
    $5|35|-100|0|4035|0
    $6|35|-100|0|4035|0
    $7|36|-100|0|4036|0
    $8|36|-100|0|4036|0
    $9|116|-100|0|4116|0
    $10|116|-100|0|4116|0
    $11|369|-100|0|4369|0
    $12|369|-100|0|4369|0
  15. Morgen Elder

    Question: it seems like the HAs currently are upscaled not just for NPC spell damage but also for their amount of HP and melee damage. Is that fixed as well?
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  16. Tlail Lorekeeper

    Does this also include pets ?

    Sat Jun 20 15:32:48 2020] Bled takes in a deep, wheezing breath and turns its head toward Tilail`s pet.

    (Bard Swarm Pet)

    Tilail
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  17. Marton Augur

    I was hoping ToV Rk. III runes will be ninja-added to raid vendor, but just checked and he doesn't have them :(.
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  18. Zarzac Augur

    Thanks for taking a look to verify and the communication on potential issue with the public spell parser.
  19. Corpsewake New Member

    This is such a terrible idea for Aradune/Rizlona. You're asking to mix oil and water. The aradune community has proven two things:
    1) They're absolutely the most toxic and entitled community who despise boxers
    2) They will damage anything they come in contact with

    You are now spreading Aradunes problems to Rizlona. Just give them a separate Aradune2 server to overflow to temporarily from one of those handful of completely dead TLP servers. You're jeopardizing your largest income stream. Don't be cheap and short sighted.
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  20. Hendar Augur

    As long as changes to the tutorial are considered, could you PLEASE allow us to skip the cutscenes. That "press ESC to skip" doesn't work, and just seems like a taunt.
    I usually try to skip the tutorial, but if I mess up and forget to uncheck it I'm in for a wait. Killing the EQ task and restarting it might be faster.

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