Update Notes: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Game Updates & Maintenance, Grouping, Itemization, Raiding

Looks like all servers are coming down today, even though Tinkerfest will not be activated until Friday. From the EQ2 Forums.

ALL EverQuest 2 Servers will come down on July 22nd, 2014 at 7:00 AM Pacific Time for an update. The expected downtime is approximately two hours.

WEEKLY FEATURE

  • Tinkerfest begins 7/25!

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
General

  • Corrected an issue that prevented Aerakyn body drop treasure from dropping if the victim was below level 100.
  • Zordakalicus Ragefire – The target lock cast by Ragefire’s adds, Shock, has been changed. It should cast much less often, is no longer a curse or curable, and now has a 3 second duration.

High Keep: The Bloodless Incursion

  • Corrected an issue that would sometimes cause the instance to not show as available on the door.

Temple of Veeshan: Dreadscale’s Maw

  • When Vulak’Aerr is defeated, any remaining “vision” spells should be cleared without causing any additional deaths.
  • Accessories dropped in The Dreadscale’s Maw will no longer require being upgraded with a [eq2u]Sparkling Prismatic Gemstone[/eq2u].
  • Irdul of the Glacier’s common drop and rare drop tables have been swapped. Additionally, Irdul will now always drop two [eq2u]Cloudy Purple Gemstone[/eq2u]s, and sparkling Prismatic Gemstones will no longer drop 100% of the time.

Deathtoll

  • The skull blocker in the non-fabled zone should now properly disappear after Yitzik is defeated.

ITEMS

  • Corrected an issue that was preventing the Band of Fiery Voice from activating.

Time Zone Conversions

  • PDT: July 22nd @ 7:00am ~ 9:00am
  • EDT: July 22nd @ 10:00am ~ Noon
  • BST: July 22nd @ 16:00 ~ 17:00
  • CET: July 22nd @ 17:00 ~ 18:00
  • AEST: July 23rd @ 12:00am ~ 2:00am

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Comments (31)

  • asepkx

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    thanks for the info (and time conversions).

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  • Dedith

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    since when is Tinker Fest a weekly feature?

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    • Feldon

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      Here’s what I would have put as the weekly feature:

      • EQ2 Quest Data is now available in Census with descriptions for each quest, stage, and branch as well as required steps and most rewards, allowing fansites like EQ2U to make Quest Journal and Quest Checklist features.

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      • Eric Poling

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        This would be great if it would allow me to see what quests I hadn’t done yet. It would seriously tempt me to let my character data out into the stream (though I would seriously prefer an option to still have it “eyes only” when it reaches your site).

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        • Feldon

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          This would be great if it would allow me to see what quests I hadn’t done yet.

          Thy will be done.

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          • Lexxie

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            Oh nice! As Eric mentioned, it would be amazingly cool if some features could be turned off from ‘public view’, I bet a lot more people would unhide if AAs could be hidden for example.

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      • Endymion

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        Why didn’t I think of that!

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        • Feldon

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          Just once, you should put in a commit with public-facing note that includes the word “leetsauce”. ;)

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          • Endymion

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            Ewwww I refuse.

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          • Feldon

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            You’re no fun. ;)

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          • Endymion

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            C’mon, I sent a follow-up email to fix a typo, you think I’m going to use something like leetsauce?

            Pfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft.

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          • Feldon

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            Ok ok. :)

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          • Dethdlr

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            You really need to change the color of his posts. :)

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          • Endymion

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            Make me pretty!

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          • Feldon

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            Fixed. :)

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          • Dethdlr

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            Much better.

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      • Canth

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        Now that’s a feature. About time.

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      • Loch

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        I am VERY excited about this!

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      • milliebii

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        Sorry Feldon while that sounds like a good thing, the best ‘weekly feature’ would be an announcement that they are no longer going to label anything a ‘weekly feature’ from now on. :mrgreen:

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        • Feldon

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          Indeed.

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      • Sands

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        Is that really in the pipe-line or wishful thinking? :grin:

        Will the data include collections, so we can finally find (more easily) what collections we have yet to start?

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        • Endymion

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          Not yet. Collection data will be made available at some point, but the next major census task will be to resolve some inefficiencies in the export process. I can’t give an estimate on when that will be unfortunately, as I have a lot of non-census tasks that require my attention.

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          • Sands

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            Awesome, glad to hear! This census data is great to play around with. Hope you all keep it coming. :grin:

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  • Omence

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    WEEKLY FEATURE

    Tinkerfest begins 7/25!

    So the weekly feature is to let us know that a standard feature begins not with this update but a later one this week? Sometimes I think they place a dartboard in a room with possible weekly features, turn the lights off and throw a dart and see what they get.
    I suppose the title sums it up: weekly FEATURE. Every week they can either spot light something existing or add something new?

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    • milliebii

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      I still prefer my pin the tail on the donkey analogy, but this works too. However as Rotherian and others on the forums have pointed out the inclusion of the normal calendar of events was stated in the original announcement.

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  • Vex

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    When they announced weekly features they said that major events would be considered a weekly feature because they have to put coding into the new quests and items.

    I’m not seeing any new models for tinkerfest, but there are new quests. They aren’t breaking their word or anything, they said it flat out.

    It’s underwhelming, yes, but I’m not going to get grumpy about it.

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  • Caela

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    According to EQ2 Traders, there appears to be a lot of new stuff with Tinkerfest 2014. I think a bunch of new stuff qualifies as a “weekly feature”.

    Sometimes, I think people complain just to hear how annoying they are.

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  • Notclownshu

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    NEXT WEEKS WEEKLY FEATURE

    Gnomes will now be a playable race

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  • Striinger

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    No matter how I try to read the word “leetsauce” my mind keeps twisting it into something dirty.

    FYI: I never complain so I can hear how annoying I am. I complain so others can appreciate my skill at annoying others (for the record). I endeavour to be like a whinge Yoda; “Hate being diaper height to the younglings I am. When 900 times failing to win good loot you reach, whinge as good you will not.”

    I think this train ride home gets longer every time. LOL

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  • Amuller

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    So is it now A Weakly feature?

    Just joining the chrous to get rid of the word Weekly….. No harm no fouls SOE.. just give it up

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