Test Update 4/11/2023 - Patch Notes and Discussions

Discussion in 'Test Update Notes and Bug Roundup' started by EQ Dev, Apr 11, 2023.

  1. EQ Dev Developer

    April 11, 2023

    *** Items ***

    - Runnyeye Adventurer's Head teleport item has had its casting requirement of Depths of Darkhollow removed.
    - Heritage crates have been altered so that they will not offer items that are not usable on your server at the time of opening.
    - Ornate Restless Great Axe weapon ornament will now fit into 1-hand and hand-to-hand weapons.
    - Restless Griffon and Restless Wolf Saddles are now claimable when Shadows of Luclin is active.
    - The Mask of Sparks illusion item should now be using the intended Arc Worker appearance.
    - Evolving Selenelion cloaks have had their luck stat increased.
    - Drop rates for Luclinite Laced Nigriventer, Mamba, Gormar, Taipan, and Choresine venoms have been increased in Night of Shadow zones.
    - Fixed some cases of misspelling of the word 'transvergence' in some item and spell names.
    - Changed the name of Dentrik's Dementia to Drentik's Dementia to match Drentik the Mad in Valdeholm who drops it.
    - The Hammer of Magic line of weapon procs can now be focused by the Sympathetic Alleviation Alternate Advancement ability.
    - Updated NPC resistance checks against elemental weapon damage to apply full damage if the NPC is not immune to the resist type.

    *** Quests & Events ***

    - Misgnomer - While on the quest, Captain Nalot in Iceclad and Welno Tanlonikan in Ak'Anon now have a greater threshold for talking to people they may otherwise dislike.
    - Changed the way raid Loot Lockouts work. It should much more reliably apply only to raid basepop going forward.
    - The Vintage Toy Ships (Stone Hive) achievement under the Events >> Collections category now grants both AA and XP instead of one or the other.
    - The Champion of Night of Shadows achievement no longer requires the following Quest achievements:
    - - The Cunning of a Tiger: Cunning Copycat
    - - The Strength of a Wolf: Leader of the Pack
    - - The Bravery of a Bear: Bearer of Bravery
    - Pit Fight (Raid) - The Stay Close achievement works now. Sorry.
    - Under Siege (Raid) - We no longer refer to it as Under Seige when sending the success message.
    - Myconid Mutany (Raid) - The vibrating crystalkin will now fight back.
    - Reetuk the Inexorable - Killing NPCs before reaching the corresponding quest step will now count those kills toward quest completion.

    *** Spells ***

    - The Setting Sun and Rising Sun spells from the Shadows Move event will no longer zone with the bearer.
    - Beastlord - Added all ranks of Ferocity and Shared Ferocity to a spell stacking group to prevent lower ranks from overwriting higher ranks.

    *** AA ***

    - Paladin - Fixed an issue that could cause Force of Disruption to have no reuse timer.
    - Fixed some typos in descriptions for the fighter archetype ability Concentration.
    - The Twinproc AA Ability will no longer affect player abilities that trigger other player abilities. Its effectiveness on procs should be unchanged.
    - Updated the description for Twinproc to more accurately reflect the types of procs it can twincast.
    - Ranks 3-6 of the Shadowknight Focus AA, Hastened Lifetaps can now be auto-granted.

    *** NPCs ***

    - Decreased the number of placeholders for Rare NPCs in Shadeweaver's Tangle, as well as lowered the health of the placeholders.

    *** Overseer ***

    - Fixed a typo in the name of the Overseer quest One Kobold's Garbage.

    *** Miscellaneous ***

    - The heritage crate art collector achievements will only show on progression servers if the expansion required for any of the components is opened. This restriction lasts through Legends of Ykesha. Any components that require later expansions are optional.
    - Campfire and Guild Banner pick zones will now be prioritized over group members' when teleporting to either.
    - Updated the /yell command to include your target's name.
    - Added a new chat message with the zone name and ID for the group or raid leader when a member requests a new instance.

    *** UI ***

    - Spells activated from items now include the 'cast as level' when displaying the spell description.
    - Corrected the tool-tip text of entries in the shroud tab of the inventory window.
    - Corrected an issue that prevented the mouse from working as expected after camping to character selection.
    - Fixed new UI Engine elements not appearing in screenshots.
    - Corrected missing recast-time tinting and tooltips on new UI inventory slots.
    - Fixed an issue with items' quantities, evolution %, and charges not displaying in the Inventory Window.
    - Fixed a crash that could occur when trying to use the quantity window after zoning.
    - Added the background color tint to inventory items.

    *** Previously Updated ***

    - Disabled the disconnect mechanism for pressing the same keys too many times on multiple clients on Coirnav.

    - The EverQuest Team
  2. ISmellLikeInnySwamp Augur

    Will now what?
  3. Nniki Augur

    Assuming this should be Mask of Sparks.
    Hobitses and Nennius like this.
  4. Braelvenae Lorekeeper

    Getting it updated so it can be used with FTE like EQ2? Seems like an odd improvement otherwise.
  5. Swiss Augur

    Will they be the same spawn rate but with less PHs or will the fewer PHs be higher spawn rate than current?
    minimind likes this.
  6. Meeko Developer(Code)

    Fixed both typos.
    Hobitses, Nennius and Nniki like this.
  7. Lubianx Augur

    Are they still going to be limited to skeletons but just drop more often or they going to be dropping from other mobs?
  8. Koutarou_E'ci Elder

    Long overdue. If we ask really nicely can you please reconsider having every PH in the zone immune to every form of crowd control in the game too?
  9. Yinla Ye Ol' Dragon

    Can we ignore the UI update until it has all been ported over?
  10. MischiefTLP Augur

    This is terrible, I very much want to bank mounts while getting Illusions during Classic-Velious. Not usable by the person opening would be a huge perk to anyone that hasn't unlocked Hero's Forge but removing one of the two most desirable items for the first ~half year of a TLP is terrible. If someone quits a TLP prior to Luclin it would be extremely trivial to convert the mount into Krono.
    Kaenneth, Chanaluss and Tyranthraxus like this.
  11. Cadira Augur

    Still no Reaver's Bargain? Did you guys forget?
    Syylke_EMarr likes this.
  12. Shiseido New Member

    It is just me or I can't log in on Test server atm.
  13. Rasper Helpdesk The Original Helpdesk

    No change to Slayer? SadFace
  14. WFSBelaar Journeyman

    What is the twin proc change attempting to fix? As written, it would appear to affect melee's disproportionally (per usual) while our caster friends get new options for optimization.
  15. Beimeith Lord of the Game

    It most likely affects casters more than melee.
  16. Pikollo Augur

    No slayer change =(.

    The heritage crate change feels like you will be losing money. Not a great change.
    Chanaluss likes this.
  17. Waring_McMarrin Augur

    It should allow for them to have those crates on servers before all items from that crate are usable on it which can lead to more sales.
    Rijacki likes this.
  18. Chanaluss Augur

    Iksar Crate: 26 items, 7 not obtainable in classic (6 teleporters and 1 mount)
    remaining items: 12x Heroes forge armors, 5 familiars, music box, illusion

    Dwarf Crate: 24 items, 4 items not obtainable in classic (3 teleporters, 1 mount)
    Remaining items: 12x heroes forge, 4 familiars, 2 teleporters, music box, illusion

    Gnome Crate: 26 items, 4 items not obtainable in classic (3 teleporters, 1 mount)
    Remaining items: 12x heroes forge, 5 familiars, 3 teleporters, music box, illusion

    I do not see the benefit from this change. All it does is take out one of the two high value items from the crate and makes it so you likely wont ever finish the art achievements on that server, given the slow cycle of the crates.
  19. Waring_McMarrin Augur

    While that might be true it also means you have a shot at getting some of the items from the crate as given the slow cycle it will be a long time until you have another shot at them.
  20. Knifen Augur

    - Evolving Selenelion cloaks have had their luck stat increased.

    I dont log into test, but could someone that does and has the Aged Nebulas Cloak of Selentation post what the Luck went up to, pls.