December 8, 2011 Update Notes

Written by Feldon on . Posted in Game Updates & Maintenance

Fr0m the EQ2 Forums:

GENERAL

  • Gold and Platinum members can once again claim veteran rewards.
  • The preorder reward Cloak of the Truespirit should now be claimable in the /claim window.
  • Fixed a bug where pets would not generate aggro when fighting a locked encounter.
  • You no longer get an “Edit Button” when you enter a house where you have trustee access. Instead, you get a tutorial popup the first time you enter explaining what edit mode is and to use CTRL-E to toggle.
  • Guildhall hireling race and gender should now be customizable and persistent.

DUNGEON MAKER

  • Fixed missing appearances on some spawners like the Frost Drolvargs when being placed in Dungeon Maker.

ITEMS

  • Circlet of Valor should be equippable by Beastlords now.

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • The achievement for attaining level 20 should now correctly work with social media.

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Comments (19)

  • Kwill

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    I would have very much liked to see that they were patching to correct all the accounting/billing issues causing locked and dissapearing characters.

    It makes me very angry that I have been a subscriber since launch, bought every expansion, and cannot play the game at all, unless I start a new account and play as bronze (no way I am paying for more than that when I have a 8 year vet account waiting for me).

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  • fayrtria

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    I find it interesting that although many people are experiencing repeated errors and boots, (memory boots most often) since the change that it isn’t mentioned on support. Have I missed it somewhere in the forums or? I sure hope they fix it (memory leak??) as many of us can not even play the game at this time. Ooh and also many times when logging in we get only four toons and locked server. This occurs even if gold, recurring accounts. I have defraged because of the changes and tried all i can on my end.

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  • Ferk

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    I believe that SoE and the subscription accountants are doing their best, but these changes are things that they were able to fix quickly with no backfiring. I’m positive that as soon as the issues with the accounts are able to be fixed, it will be in the game immediately.

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  • Anaogi

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    but these changes are things that they were able to fix quickly with no backfiring.

    …without backfiring? You must be new here…

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  • Landiin

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    @Ferk; How can you say that with a strait face? The lack of testing the subscription conversion is a testament to their work ethic.

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  • marky

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    Hi all…what happens to players like me who have been away from the game and decide to try the free feature….what happens to the plat on my characters that is over the plat limit? How about my fabled armor…will it be unattuned? Many questions SOE did not answer and thus I am afraid to login.

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  • Dethdlr

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    @Kwill: Are you using the new Launchpad(LP4)? Have you tried logging in to character select multiple times?

    My wife was using Station Launcher and even though some claim it would automatically launch LP4, it did not. It looked as though she had a trial account. We had to grab the new installer, put it in her existing EQ2 folder, install it in her EQ2 folder, then launch and everything was fine.

    For me, randomly when I go to character select, I either have all my characters or only a couple of them. Logging out and back in brings them all back for me.

    Not sure if you’ve tried those things or if they have nothing to do with the problems your having, but figured I’d throw it out anyway just in case. :)

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  • Kwill

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    That was nice of you to post Dethdlr, thank you — it’s not the launcher, I was on the phone with customer service for an hour last night. It has to do with my station access account, it’s bugged and they literally don’t know how to fix it or what to do to open it up. It’s on level two for problem solving, and I have no idea why they can’t just close my account, but they can’t –something about how my subscription is pending.

    So, I could buy all my characters and slots if I wanted, I guess, it gives me that option, but I would prefer to have the things I paid for in a gold subscription when they sort it out.

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  • Derek

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    I just wish the new launcher worked better with an authenticator.

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  • Charn

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    The problem with the new launcher and authenticator is, even if you uncheck the box that says, “Remember me on this computer” . . . it STILL tries to remember you. And I don’t understand why it does this. I also play DCUO, their launcher is very similarly implemented, yet, when I uncheck “Remember me on this computer” . . . Lo’ and Behold it actually doesn’t! I have NEVER had an issue with the authenticator and the DCUO launcher.

    The new EQ2 one still remembers my account, still tries to sign me in, and then I have to logout and in again. And even then, it’s glitchy. SEVERAL times last night, I log in to find ONLY the copied-onto-Freeport characters I had when the game was separate. NO listing of my Live characters at all. Had to log in and out over and over, as many as five times before I saw all of my characters.

    After the fifth time I figured out the problem: I had to logout of the launcher, then close the launcher, then re-open it after I logged out. That was the only way it truly forgot my login and I was able to see all of my characters.

    So yeah, I feel your pain about the authenticator. Makes me wonder how anyone could have POSSIBLY hacked Sony with programming and implementation as good as this . . .

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  • XK

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    Has anyone seen a bug where when starting combat in 3rd person, there is a high probability of your character being spun around until they face away from the mob (i.e. towards the camera)? It’s resolved by simply moving forward again (assuming you are not rooted) but is really annoying. I was noticing it on several characters (and in DYODs last night)

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  • Kwill

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    Yes, this is known issue now.

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  • XK

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    Thanks, Kwill! (this is just padding since my comment was too short)

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  • minibang

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    So my launcher sucks keeps reseting all my ui settings event wont let me run profit ui and on top of that you guys take your time to make it right seems liek you f*cked it up any way ty soe for takign your time

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  • Grimmond

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    I just can’t believe with all the database experience these guys have and with all the server mergers they have done in the past that it did not occur to them to run a stress test or a preliminary run. They could have copied accounts with as many different combinations and setups as they could imagine and find all the bugs in their system prior to actually running the merger. That would have been a very simple test and would have eliminated all this confusion. I am also very surprised that an expansion that had few mechanics “changes” has screwed up aggro and facing and other mechanics items. I am guessing that the implementation of true pet combat required the rewriting of a bit of code. Maybe there should have been a beta test program … hmmmm ? Sorry guys …

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  • Feldon

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    Hi all…what happens to players like me who have been away from the game and decide to try the free feature….what happens to the plat on my characters that is over the plat limit? How about my fabled armor…will it be unattuned? Many questions SOE did not answer and thus I am afraid to login.

    Fabled/Legendary armor is unattuned. You can buy unlocks to use that armor.
    Any class/races that are not included in Silver will be unplayable without unlocks.
    If you are over the Plat limit, then you will not be able to earn any additional plat til you’ve spent that amount. It also makes spending more than 18p at level 90 impossible.

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  • Feldon

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    I find it interesting that although many people are experiencing repeated errors and boots, (memory boots most often) since the change that it isn’t mentioned on support. Have I missed it somewhere in the forums or? I sure hope they fix it (memory leak??) as many of us can not even play the game at this time. Ooh and also many times when logging in we get only four toons and locked server. This occurs even if gold, recurring accounts. I have defraged because of the changes and tried all i can on my end.

    I and my roommate have been getting a LOT of crashes. It’s unbelievable how often we crash now.

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  • Claviarm

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    Still unable to claim vet rewards on my Freeport characters after today’s patch. (Originally there were no vet rewards on Freeport but they said we’d get them after the GU, and my years of previous sub time on Live entitle me to plenty.) Dunno about vet reward status on other servers, because I’m still locked out of those.

    I really need to follow my own advice–don’t even try playing the first week after an expansion launch.

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  • Lashe

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    About the crashes…I had them too. I disabled Shader 3.0 and they went away, however (no more crashing.)

    Still, I hope that they get them fixed.

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