Test Update 10/09/12

Discussion in 'Test Update Notes and Bug Roundup' started by JChan, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. JChan Augur

    *** Highlights ***

    - Look to the sky! While the sky itself is not falling, parts of it may seem to be. Magus Burlshin, who has hidden himself in the lands around Erillion, has a curiosity about these things. If you share that curiosity, you may want to seek him out.
    - In celebration of Harvester's Haunt, look for new items and ornamentations on creatures throughout Norrath.
    - The traditional Harvester's Haunt events will run from October 19th to November 7th.
    - Hero’s Forge robes have arrived! The Cloth Robe Ornament is granted as a reward set to cloth wearing classes when first purchasing the Hero’s Forge feature. If you already own the Hero's Forge, you can purchase the robe ornaments from Keliss Arden in Plane of Knowledge.


    *** Items ***

    - In celebration of Harvester's Haunt, look for new items and ornamentations on creatures throughout Norrath.
    - Hero’s Forge robes have arrived! The Cloth Robe Ornament is now available from Keliss Arden in Plane of Knowledge. It is also granted to cloth wearing classes when purchasing the Hero’s Forge feature.
    - The Guild Hall Anchor Package is now listed as Druid- and Wizard-only on the loyalty merchant.
    - Removed errant stats on a number of unequippable or quest items.


    *** Quests & Events ***

    - Look to the sky! While the sky itself is not falling, parts of it may seem to be. Magus Burlshin, who has hidden himself in the lands around Erillion, has a curiosity about these things. If you share that curiosity, you may want to seek him out.
    - The traditional Harvester's Haunt events will run from October 19th to November 7th.
    - Fumerak the Quintessence - Made several adjustments to the difficulty of the Sepulcher 3 Raid.
    -- When the crystals visibly glow they should now display a message.
    -- Reduced the rate at which the statues naturally power up over time.
    -- Significantly reduced the rate at which the statues power up from spells being cast.
    -- Reduced the range on Brilliant Purification from 25 to 10 and lowered its duration from 30 seconds to 18 seconds.
    -- Reduced the range on Allure of Darkness from 12 to 8.
    -- Reduced the amount of damage it takes to break Fumerak's Focus of Power, and reduced the amount by which the spell increases Fumerak's damage output.
    -- Reduced the melee damage done by Fumerak.
    -- Reduced the total HP of Fumerak and the various Devotees by about 15%.


    *** Spells ***

    - Beastlord - Adjusted the Hundred Hands effect on Kolos' Fury Rk. II and III.
    - Enchanter - Compliant Lurch will no longer affect targets above level 100.
    - Paladin - Corrected an error in the spell description for Preservation of Oseka Effect.
    - Paladin - Splash of Sanctification and Splash of Purification will now trigger their Remove Detrimental effects as a separate spell that can only cure PC targets.
    - Shaman - Corrected an error in the spell description for Vengeance of Sholoth.
    - Wizard - Malediction, Denunciation, and Vilification of Havoc are now on timer 11.
    - The illusion spells Simple Bellikos, Iksar Skeleton, and Sarnak can now be cast in combat as intended.


    *** NPC ***

    - Garjah Zotaki Is no longer worth much experience, and no longer leaves a corpse.


    *** AA ***

    - Druid - Wrath of the Forest Walker now stacks with other buffs.


    *** Achievements ***

    - Added the God Learner achievement, completed by finding some secret lore in Veil of Alaris.
    - Moved the achievement "Twelve Days of Frostfell" from the "General" category to the "EverQuest -> Special" category.
    - Added in missing Hero's Forge achievements for Sylvan, Insidious and Eternal Grove armor sets.


    *** Progression Servers ***

    - The polls to unlock new expansions on the Progression server will now state which expansion they are unlocking, but require you to travel to a Priest of Discord to participate in them.
    - Added a new general poll for Progression servers regarding the duration of the time locks for each expansion. Be sure to log in and vote, if you're high enough level!


    *** Miscellaneous ***

    - Made several changes to the way EverQuest is compiled. Please keep an eye out for any strange behavior.
    - Guild tribute - Symphony of Replenishment now properly uses String Resonance on all tiers.
    - Guild tribute - Spiritual Alacrity now uses the correct ranks of Spell Haste on tiers 6-9.
    - Reduced the timer from 45 minutes to 5 minutes for the adventure success replay timer.


    *** UI ***

    - Hid the display of alternate currencies that you don’t own. Also made the alternate currency list sortable. To make currencies appear that you don't have, check the ""Show currencies that you don't have." checkbox.

    - Changed -
    EQUI_Inventory.xml



    - The EverQuest Team

    Update 10/11/12 5:45PM: We've re-enabled UCHAT on Test. Let us know if you have any issues with this in /bug or in this thread. Thanks.

    Update 10/12/12 7:30PM: We're re-enabled /testcopy. Please let us know if you have any issue with this in /bug or in this thread.
  2. Reactivex New Member

    Sweet, maybe now my old school models won't have the luclin model helmets on all sideways and crazy!
  3. Darchon_Xegony Augur

    Praise be to Tunare.
  4. Galin Augur

    You can finally be quiet now!
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  5. Candydare Elder

    - Added the God Learner achievement, completed by finding some secret lore in Veil of Alaris.
    That sounds very interesting! Looking forward to completing this achievement.
  6. Qwestwic Augur

    Listen, we have more to complain about.
  7. Galin Augur

    Don't ruin my hopes.
  8. Elizabeta Augur

    No, just onto the next topic now!
  9. Straahdx Augur

    Lot of stuff done to sep 3, will be interested to see how that works now...
  10. Beimeith Augur

    Damn those overpowered Wizards, they need more nerfs than this.

    Oh, wait, they're terrible right now, lets kick them more while they are down.
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  11. Giddemore Lorekeeper

    Enchanter - Compliant Lurch will no longer affect targets above level 100

    Not a big fan of lurch tanking?
  12. Explicit Augur

    Really? Was this even remotely necessary?
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  13. Rashka Journeyman

    I'm scared. :(
  14. Kristuf New Member

    Is /testcopy still locked
  15. Bumtik Apprentice


    I hope this change has more to do with the new expansion than just because.
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  16. Cakvala Augur

    Very interesting patch, cant wait till its live to see new robes..
  17. Endaar Augur

    What's the logic here? These are hardly overpowering spells and they at least give us a little chance for some extra damage, mana regen, etc. Others can (and have) explained the shortcomings with the Wizard class better than I, but with as many problems as we have - and seemingly little willingness on the part of the devs to even consider addressing them - what game breaking imbalance so desperately needed to be resolved to warrant yet another reduction in our abilities?

    I really hope RoF brings some positive changes to the Wizard class because it gets old being the proverbial red-headed step-child. A bunch of Wizards abuse manaburn ten years ago and we're still being punished for it...

    Endaar
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  18. Kathylynn_Unity Augur

    Not surprised. I saw it coming as it never really made much sense in the first place to be able to use all three (and was soon to be four.)

    In theory fixing junk like this should open the door for the REAL improvements the class desperately needs.
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  19. Naugrin Augur

    Doh you've uttered the name of the ability that must not be given voice! /em turns his head to avoid the inevitable splatter of blood and guts.
  20. Pirlo Augur


    Oh.
    My.
    God.

    They nerfed Wizards a tiny bit in this patch, even though we are already lacking considerably in burst DPS relative to the other Tier 1 DPS classes.

    You know you have been beaten down like a dog when other classes are noticing it and suggesting in the forums that the Wizard class needs a boost in their burst DPS capabilities.

    However..

    The ONLY positive/optimistic thing I can see coming from this small nerf is, that they finally accepted our/Beimeith's suggestion to make the Havoc line of spells hit much harder than they currently do, since just the sheer act of casting Havoc, puts us behind DPS wise, as opposed to just casting an ethereal.

    So either
    1) Havoc spells moving forward now hurt as much or more than an ethereal with the random bonus effects (it is on a 45 second recast timer afterall)
    or
    2) Havoc spells still hit for a minimal amount but have a 5% chance to triple cast
    or
    3) Havoc spells in RoF will not be changed at all and will still be woefully inadequate /insert sad face

    Aristo....please listen to us.
    Pirlo

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