Test Update 08/13/13

Discussion in 'Test Update Notes and Bug Roundup' started by JChan, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. Liliana Augur

    In the new Castle Mistmoore Revamp, the named An Avenging Catliff is proccing his fear spell Cowardice on himself instead of pc's. Its making him nearly impossible to kill since he runs halfway across the zone feared.

    Also, the nameds dps seem to be tuned a little high, nameds are eatting merc tanks for lunch. Cleric merc and shaman spamming heals can't keep merc tank up, had to grab a real pc tank =p
  2. Rainbowdash Augur

    Even EM17 max AA earth pet is having trouble on some things in the revamps. For T2-T3 quality they are a tad above T4 in power.
  3. Liliana Augur

    Mercs having a lot of pathing issues with lava, getting stuck and dying on the run up through giants to naggys lair
  4. artofnoise Augur

    LOTS of interesting work in the "misc." section. Hoping the performance improvements will be more than just the browser issues. :)

    Thank you! This consolidation was long overdue. I would like to request on behalf of all EQ players the following rules for new/changed AAs going forward...

    AA Development Cardinal Rules:
    1. AA descriptions should be clear, easily understandable and accurate. Descriptions should concisely state the actual effects, restrictions, timers and when possible, numeric values. Descriptions should NOT confuse or fool players. AAs with multiple ranks should clearly and accurately state what effects are changed or added with each rank.
    2. Any new AA must be checked against current AAs to see if it should be appended as a new "Rank" to an existing AA *BEFORE* creating a new entry in the AA window.
    3. Any AA changes or additions must include a review of the AA description and edited according to rule #1.

    There are innumerable examples of why these 3 rules need to be implemented. Nearly every time I play EQ there is someone asking why the AA they just purchased does not work the way it is described. As for the "numeric values", this would be better handled by using strings which reference the actual code, similar to using "%t" as opposed to typing the Target Name every time.
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  5. Ishtass Augur

    "Return kick makes you negate riposte damage??"

    "Just trust me"
  6. Gragas Augur

    Not a monster mission please?
  7. EQbud Augur

    There is already a Naggy MM offered by Old Man Mckenzie in PoK.
    The Naggy raid being discussed here is probably a new beefed version of Nagafen in an instance that will be offered during the Hardcore Heritage Version of SolB, similiar to the Vox raid currently in Permafrost.
  8. Rainbowdash Augur

    Just a run down of bugs so far discovered, big and small, for review :3

    1. Pets will desync from their owner if the owner /ex's or goes LD and does not log back in within like 5 minutes, give or take. The pet will remain up where ever it was standing and, if in a zone where you can fight, will be fightable and leave items on it's corpse.
    2. There seems to be an odd bug (I have not personally seen this one, no idea what causes it and I cannot reproduce it but others keep reporting it in General Chat) where someone who is logging or zoning in can be randomly assigned one of the "renegade pets" and can control it. Even if that class is not a pet class.
    3. The Nagafen's Lair raid is crashing at 3% or thereabouts and is uncompletable. We've beaten it three times to meet this end and no phat loots :(.
    4. The quest in Nagafen's Lair has no reward. Not sure if this is intentional or a bug.
    5. The Avenging Caitiff in Mistmoore Castle is fearing himself around the zone.
    6. There's a ring in Mistmoore you need to look at. It drops from trash and is attunable. I won't say anymore than that to avoid others from finding it so easily but i'm sure you'll know what it is when you see it ;P. People will hate me for this but it'll end up nerfed anyway, may as well get it over with lol.
    7. The mercenary window is disappearing everytime you zone/die/log in or out.
    8. The "Phase Spider Plushie", "Fear Spider Plushie", and "Cazic-Thule Plushie" (The last of which being the achievement reward for collecting all the other new plushies) are broken. When previewed the preview window will be blank with the words "no preview available" and if placed in a house or guild hall the item will show up as a brown bag, or a naked human male while still adjusting the positioning in the Housing UI.
    9. Randal of the Fellows is not giving the campfire clicky when prompted by his dialogue to do so. He merely repeats one of his other phrases
    10. The hyperlinked bracketed text sometimes seems to cause npc's to repeat the same response even when they should not. Making it impossible to progress their conversation. This will happen when hyperlinking or manually typing the reply out. This also seems to be the cause oft he Campfire clicky bug above.
    11. The stability of instances seems wacky. Had people randomly locking up and crashing on a lot on raids on Sunday. So much so we had to call early =/.

    I think this is it. Let me know if I missed anything :p

    One of my favorite patches to EQ in a long time, big update. Bound to be some bugs. This is what Test is for! I'm just glad one of the things Test could bug test was actually a new raid....for the first time in forever ;P

    EDIT: forgot two things. Also server is coming down so much of this may end up fixed! I'll cross them out when server comes back up hehe.
  9. Dalamyre Journeyman

    Castle Mistmoore nameds are very rough. When pulling Gortan from the tower I've been 1 rounded several times before reaching camp as a lvl 100 shadow knight with 110k hp and 8500 ish ac even when running carapace. Finally got him to camp and he ate up 2 cleric mercs 1 tank merc in under 1 min group included 100 sk 100 shaman and 99 mage. Mage earth pet with em13 lasted a few min but shaman could not keep up with heals even while Gorton was slowed. Group was wiped in under 4 min. sk and shaman were boxed but mage was not.
  10. Liliana Augur

    I just use extended target window to lull 4 adds and sent shaman pet in to pull him out with Mercs on passive. Riposte disced tanked on monk while I turned on Mercs and beat him down. Easiest name I fought so far besides Magus Rokyl in Sol B who only wins because he's all alone with no adds :p
  11. Axxius Augur

    Thank you for closing the abandoned pet shelter in the Lobby! :D
  12. Gyurika Godofwar Augur

    WTB real patch notes! The very limited uninformative bit that Elegist posted leaves us to have to guess what was & what wasn't fixed. One would assume a 27.5 mb patch would entail more than fixing the pets & the animations.
  13. Rainbowdash Augur

    Few bugs fixed. Naggy is still crashing at 4%. His event has certainly changed but

    EDIT: I crossed out the bugs from the above post I made that I can confirm atm have been fixed.

    1. Pets will desync from their owner if the owner /ex's or goes LD and does not log back in within like 5 minutes, give or take. The pet will remain up where ever it was standing and, if in a zone where you can fight, will be fightable and leave items on it's corpse.
    2. There seems to be an odd bug (I have not personally seen this one, no idea what causes it and I cannot reproduce it but others keep reporting it in General Chat) where someone who is logging or zoning in can be randomly assigned one of the "renegade pets" and can control it. Even if that class is not a pet class.
    3. The Nagafen's Lair raid is crashing at 3% or thereabouts and is uncompletable. We've beaten it three times to meet this end and no phat loots :(.
    4. The quest in Nagafen's Lair has no reward. Not sure if this is intentional or a bug.
    5. The Avenging Caitiff in Mistmoore Castle is fearing himself around the zone.
    6. There's a ring in Mistmoore you need to look at. It drops from trash and is attunable. I won't say anymore than that to avoid others from finding it so easily but i'm sure you'll know what it is when you see it ;P. People will hate me for this but it'll end up nerfed anyway, may as well get it over with lol.
    7. The mercenary window is disappearing everytime you zone/die/log in or out.
    8. The "Phase Spider Plushie", "Fear Spider Plushie", and "Cazic-Thule Plushie" (The last of which being the achievement reward for collecting all the other new plushies) are broken. When previewed the preview window will be blank with the words "no preview available" and if placed in a house or guild hall the item will show up as a brown bag, or a naked human male while still adjusting the positioning in the Housing UI.
    9. Randal of the Fellows is not giving the campfire clicky when prompted by his dialogue to do so. He merely repeats one of his other phrases
    10. The hyperlinked bracketed text sometimes seems to cause npc's to repeat the same response even when they should not. Making it impossible to progress their conversation. This will happen when hyperlinking or manually typing the reply out. This also seems to be the cause oft he Campfire clicky bug above.
    11. The stability of instances seems wacky. Had people randomly locking up and crashing on a lot on raids on Sunday. So much so we had to call early =/.
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  14. Vaft_Gnome Lorekeeper

    naggy raid still locked up.
    was told there was a fix for this by a guild member who spoke to a customer service.
    naggy hp locks at 4%, then when killing the adds it just froze.
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  15. Rainbowdash Augur

    Definitely is :p

    We'll keep trying it as we get word on fixes hehe. We're close! It lasts perfectly fine until the 5-3% period. Crashes randomly in that area
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  16. Gyurika Godofwar Augur

    Yeah we've had 4 Naggy attempts & 4 zone crashes & it takes a long time to get to character select & then back in game 1st run at 3%, 2nd run at 2%, 3rd run Nagafen dead but Aspects up & 4th run earlier this evening at 4% HP locked with aspects up. The first 3 times his HP didn't seem to lock at 5% as he didn't regen from 3% & 2% and he actually died & a chest popped on the third try but CS told those of us that petitioned and/or called that they couldn't see one on the logs per the Gm Roriktt & Vinnare
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  17. Kelefane Augur

    - Corrected the horse riding animation for Elven races so that shields no longer twist into their bodies.
    - Corrected the missing textures on Dark Elf males that caused their elbows to turn red while wearing plate armor.

    Holy about time batman
  18. Vaft_Gnome Lorekeeper

    alright, it must be the 5% range when he locks...
    the thing however is it crashes the zone, weve totally killed him before and even spawned a chest, we just couldnt open it since the zone was crashing.
    also when this happens we get a rollback...some people that die have reported being full buffs and just like they havent died, or having all burns up and active even though they clicked them all before we crash.
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  19. Ishtass Augur

    GM's are terrible at log reading. Luckily Dzarn was there to save the day regarding my Hatchet issue with a real fix, but GM's couldn't even tell he had been killed etc. I even sent them my logs with timestamps and a detailed description of what happened to help with that. Was pretty embarrassing imo.
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  20. Gyurika Godofwar Augur

    Yeah, they seem to need to learn how but being as they don't have one customer service department per game & they have to help people from every game there seems to be no specialists & it seems like none of them know a single thing about EverQuest other than that it is an SOE game. Makes petitioning or calling CS a hassle for sure.

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