Test Update 07/11/16 - Patch Notes and Discussions

Discussion in 'Test Update Notes and Bug Roundup' started by Hludwolf, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. Hludwolf Developer

    July 11, 2016

    *** Items ***

    - Corrected a bug that prevented items that grant passive AA abilities from functioning as intended.

    *** Quests & Events ***

    - Emollious (Raid) - Emollious' various forms will now be more consistently neutralized by Jerill's traps.
    - Fixed an issue that prevented Eron Nurwistle from allowing you to reset your progress on his tasks if you misplaced your jewelry.

    *** Spells ***

    - Bard - Corrected an issue that caused the Lively Crescendo line of songs to be focused for duration.
    - Druid - Nurturing Growth will now tick down in non-combat zones, and will display a message when it wears off.
    - Made many changes to smooth out and improve the availability of healing at low levels. These changes apply to all servers and rulesets.
    - - Cleric - Added a new direct heal, Healing Light, at level 45. The scroll is now available on any Cleric vendor that sells Superior Healing.
    - - Druid - Added two new direct heals: Nature's Renewal at level 39, and Forest's Renewal at level 49. These scrolls are now available on any Druid vendor that sells Superior Healing.
    - - Druid - Lowered the minimum casting level of Healing Water from 44 to 34.
    - - Paladin - Lowered the minimum casting level of Superior Healing from 57 to 48.
    - - Ranger - Lowered the minimum casting level of Light Healing from 21 to 20.
    - - Ranger - Lowered the minimum casting level of Healing from 38 to 32.
    - - Ranger - Lowered the minimum casting level of Greater Healing from 57 to 44.
    - - Shaman - Added two new direct heals: Spirit Salve at level 40, and Kragg's Salve at level 50. These scrolls are now available on any Shaman vendor that sells Superior Healing.

    *** NPC ***

    - Corrected the appearance of Gargoyles in the Ocean of Tears.

    *** AA ***

    - Berserker - Corrected an issue that prevented several ranks of Cry of Battle from being purchasable.
    - Magician - Corrected an issue that prevented Conjurer's Efficiency from functioning as intended.
    - Magician - Renamed the ability line 'Shifting Elements' to 'Hastened Heart of the Elements'.
    - Warrior - Corrected an issue with all ranks of Quickened Howl of the Warlord that prevented it from functioning as intended.
    - Wizard - The abilities Force of Will, Force of Flame, and Force of Ice will no longer consume counters on focus abilities.

    *** Progression Servers ***

    - Made many changes to smooth out and improve the availability of healing at low levels. These changes apply to all servers and rulesets. See the spells section above for details.
    - Spell: Strength of Nature will now become available when Scars of Velious has unlocked on the server, instead of Shadows of Luclin.

    *** Miscellaneous ***

    - Added a general world performance improvement when loading characters. Unfortunately, when first entering character select your characters may take up to a few minutes to load. They will automatically appear when they're ready to enter the world.

    - The EverQuest Team
  2. Ravengloome Augur

    /mourn the DOT changes and retuning

    Rescaling the healing is great though
  3. Braikkarrii Journeyman

    Hello, Hludwolf. Would you happen to have an estimate as to when these changes will be deployed to the production/live servers?
  4. Riou Augur

  5. Torven New Member

    I did a Vex Thal instance last night while 6 boxing. The zone booted me after 6 hours, and all my characters got dumped to character select with 'zone down' boxes. When I tried to log in several hours later, they all had no characters at character select. Waiting a long time never brought them up. Another account I have that I was not using earlier loads characters fine.
  6. gotwar Augur

    Unfortunately this is a known bug, and if my understanding is correct a fix is in the works.

    All agent of change Dynamic Zones (expeditions) will bug any character who joins the DZ in this way - they don't need to zone in, only be a part of the expedition. It takes a server restart/patch for them to reappear.

    We've been getting a lot of those lately though, so you likely won't have to wait long.

    I've been doing my best to warn people away from using AoC's on Test, but I can't spam general chat with it all day long, and not everyone reads the server MOTD (which had a warning in it regarding this the other day). I also put a warning in the PB guild MOTD, but about half the active population isn't in the guild.
  7. Tudadar Augur

    Loving the classic dru / sham heals. Getting ready for that next real progression!
  8. Kilak Thunderbow New Member

    can we get ride of mercs please io dont mind boxers well to a pint but why cant we go bak to the old days whewre u grouped guess people dont like that part
  9. ~Mills~ Augur

    Seriously wtf is going on with dots. You guys nerfed necros going on 5 months now with the promise of dot revamps. Then when it comes time for the last few classes its like you stopped working on it and suddenly are revamping or adjusting 3 other things, as if its on the back burner or your done.

    Nothing in June or the two patches in July so far. Its time for the TLP server soon and then designing a content release.
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  10. Igniz Augur

    doomcasters, don't you think it's enough to express your misinformed personal opinion about what other classes should be able to do in the discussion sections? Do you have to take your contempt to the Updates/Announcements as well?
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  11. Ravengloome Augur

    And utterly useless in group content? Seems a bit harsh.
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  12. Brumans Augur

    People can test upcoming Phinny changes on Test too, right? And Luclin is there now for testing?

    I was wondering if anyone could report what the time per AA in a normal exp camp looked like, if anyone had bothered.

    If this is the wrong place to ask, sorry! Please let me know where I should ask (if a place exists) and I'll move my post.
  13. --Voodoo-- Augur

    That would not be an accurate test. Test server has an exp bonus, and also the low AA bonus. Plus, doesn't Phinny have special exp rules as well? We get some of the TLP features, but not all of them.
  14. Brumans Augur

    Ah, gotcha. I assumed there were multiple Test servers or something to represent the various server configurations. Guess we just gotta wait until it launches then. Thanks!

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