Update Notes: Thursday, December 11, 2014

Written by Feldon on . Posted in Art, Appearance, Housing, EQ2, Free-to-Play (EQ2X), Game Updates & Maintenance, Grouping, Itemization, PvP/BG/Proving Grounds, Raiding, Tradeskill

It’s Bug Bash (and Altar of Malice heroic zone rebalancing) time!

From the EQ2 Forums:

GENERAL — BUG BASH WEEK

  • Fixed an issue where you could lose your grandmaster spell if you betrayed.
  • The tooltip and examine window information will now correctly display the damage type of missile weapons.
  • Rejoice! Exiles can now use the shared bank!
  • Exiles can now change suffix titles!
  • SOE Live Request: Added the command /dump_items_to_log, which, true to its name, will write the contents of your inventory to your log. Please note that only items known to your game client will be logged; as such, the output may vary depending on whether you’re in a house zone or not.
  • SOE Live Request: Players may now drag game commands such as “Summon Mount,” “Melee Attack,” “Ranged Attack” etc. into the Edit Macro window to create a step with the appropriate command.

Implemented support for mouseover macros. By specifying %v (similar to the usage of %t) as the target in a macro, the player name under the mouse cursor will be used as the target of the spell cast. This only applies to the following UI elements:

  • Your own character info window (found in the upper left corner with the default UI)
  • Target Window
  • Implied Target Window
  • Group Window
  • Raid Window

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Sense of Urgency:Tower of Frozen Shadow should now update properly for all once Spectral Librarian Emiida has been slain. This achievement had to be reset to fix the issue. Some players may need to get it again if already awarded.
  • Defeating Vallon Zek (Challenge) should now properly award.
  • Sense of Urgency: Defeating Vallon’s Tower (Challenge) should now properly award.
  • Shorthanded: Defeating Vallon Zek (Challenge) should now properly award.
  • Collector’s Paradise should now award to players who have previously completed the collections.
  • Sense of Urgency: Crumbling the Forgotten Statue’s time requirement has been lowered to 40 minutes from entering the zone.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
General

  • Fixed an issue where the Bloody Battle of Kithicor would not start properly.
  • A bit more hint is now being given for interactions connected with the Bloody Battle of Kithicor.
  • Human encounters should no longer have the chance to drop low level corpse loot.
  • Fixed an issue where Resonance of Malice did not have exploration volumes in every version.
  • There is now a revive point in Gobblerock’s Hideout.
  • Named encounters in the Phantom and Tranquil Seas will now respawn more often.
  • Named encounters in the Phantom and Tranquil Seas now have a chance to drop Malice Gemstones.

Merchants

  • Shady Swashbuckler XVIII in Nektulos now offers Zlandicar’s Heart for those that have completed “A Monk’s Heart.”
  • Shady Swashbuckler XVIII in Nektulos now offers Book of Thex for those that have completed “The Book of Thex.”
  • Charsin Andolar in Cobalt Scar now offers a green termite for those that have completed “Termite Trouble, Part IV.”
  • Charsin Andolar in Cobalt Scar now offers a orange termite for those that have completed “Termite Trouble, Part IV.”
  • Charsin Andolar in Cobalt Scar now offers a blue termite for those that have completed “Termite Trouble, Part IV.”
  • Bursar Janha in Maj’Dul, offers the Court of the Blades Tapestry, for those that have completed “Service of the Blades” five times, or has ally faction with the Court of the Blades.
  • Bursar Janha in Maj’Dul, offers the Court of Tears Tapestry, for those that have completed “Service of the Blades” eight times, or has ally faction with the Court of Tears.
  • Bursar Hulna in Maj’Dul, offers the Court of the Coin Tapestry, for those that have completed “Service of the Coin” five times, or has ally faction with the Court of the Coin.
  • Bursar Hulna in Maj’Dul, offers the Court of Tears Tapestry, for those that have completed “Service of the Coin” eight times, or has ally faction with the Court of Tears.
  • Bursar Sirenia in Maj’Dul, offers the Court of Truth Tapestry, for those that have completed “Service of Truth” five times, or has ally faction with the Court of Truth.
  • Bursar Sirenia in Maj’Dul, offers the Court of Tears Tapestry, for those that have completed “Service of Truth” eight times, or has ally faction with the Court of Tears.
  • Aulus Crispian in The City of Freeport will now sell his poisons and potions to anyone, regardless of citizenship.
  • Furniture Merchant Hegrenn in Qeynos Capitol District has found a surplus of older furniture pieces in one of her store houses, and has made them available, once more!
  • Furniture Merchant Vhishall in the City of Freeport has found a surplus of older furniture pieces in one of his store houses, and has made them available, once more!

Guildhall

  • Doors in the Commonlands Majestic Guild Hall now open and close properly.
  • Aerakyn Hirelings in guildhalls will now have wings and a head.

Brokenskull Bay: Bilgewater Falls[Advanced Solo]

  • Fixed a shiny that would occasionally spawn under the terrain.

Brokenskull Bay: Spoils of Maraud [Contested Heroic]

  • Poochy has attended some anger management classes making him less aggressive.
  • Deckmaster Vasril should cast his curse less often and will not hit quite as hard.

Brokenskull Bay: Hoist the Yellow Jack [Heroic]

  • Torturer Cruikshank the Mad no longer requires as many cures to remove “Chained to the Depths”.
  • Torturer Cruikshank the Mad’s “Rain of Coins” should no longer hit quite as hard.
  • Torturer Cruikshank the Mad’s Urchin Needles should no longer hit as many times.
  • Torturer Cruikshank the Mad’s “Rack and Ruin” spell should no longer build up so fast.
  • Captain Krasnok the Immortal is no longer considered epic .
  • Captain Krasnok the Immortal’s “Cannon Blast” should no longer last as long.
  • Captain Krasnok the Immortal’s “Swarthy Slice” should no longer build up as fast.
  • Captain Krasnok the Immortal should summon Cannoneers a less often.
  • Captain Krasnok the Immortal’s “Bustin Some Heads” should no longer hit as many times.

Castle Highhold

  • Removed all instant kill fail conditions from named encounters.
  • Woglok’s damage from Blood Frenzy has been further reduced.
  • Gooey Eruption from killing your gooey goo with the wrong type of damage will be less gooey.

Castle Highhold: Thresinet’s Den

  • Removed all instant kill fail conditions from named encounters.
  • Kladnog Shralok’s Skull Crush now inflicts less damage.
  • Wrek Shralok’s Gut Rip now inflicts less damage.
  • Wrek’s buff, Shralok Surge, will increase less strikethrough chance and less base auto-attack damage.
  • Qworux’s Poison Spit damage has been further reduced.
  • Lowered the strikethrough and multiattack chance amounts from Thresinet’s Frenzied Wrath.
  • Thresinet’s Deadly Aura now inflicts slightly less damage.

Castle Highhold: Insider Treachery

  • Insider T’Shal’s and Pinboggle’s deaths should always spawn the final encounter and the components required to defeat them.
  • Removed all instant kill fail conditions from named encounters.
  • Zona Centi’Kaas will request heals from Zom Xakra’Kaas less often. As a result of this, Zona Centi’Kaas will also cast Trauma of Eom’Xin less often.

Ssraeshza Temple

  • The base damage and strikethrough chance of The Earthen Behemoth’s buff, Stoneforged, has been reduced.
  • Removed all instant kill fail conditions from named encounters.
  • Poxrata’s Crimson Tide inflicts less damage.
  • Rebuild now heals The Earthen Behemoth for 1% of max health instead of 2% per cast.
  • The Earthen Behemoth’s Earthbound I and II each inflict less damage.
  • Kavis Set’Ra’s Wave of Poison inflicts less damage.
  • Shades of Kavis have reduced damage reduction from Veil of Darkness to specific damage types, from 75% to 50%.

Ssraeshza Temple: Taskmaster’s Echo

  • Removed all instant kill fail conditions from named encounters.
  • Base damage from Vaz’Din Sha’Kaz’s stacks of Focus of Kaas’Fer has been lowered.
  • Vaz’Din’s Focused Fire now inflicts less damage.
  • Damage from Revenant Sha’Kaz’s Proximity Explosion has been reduced.
  • Gift of Va’Xin will only increase Revenant Sha’Kaz’s riposte damage, not riposte chance.
  • Punishment of Pli’Zon’s damage has been reduced.
  • Sanction now only increases Echo of Mikazha’s multiattack chance, and only by half the value it used to be.

Ssraeshza Temple [Advanced Solo]

  • Poxrata’s Crimson Tide spell is now slightly less lethal and deals reduced damage to mercenaries.
  • The Earthen Behemoth now summons adds less frequently.
  • Kavis Set’Ra’s shadow reflections no longer hit mercenaries with their Shadowslice AOE.
  • Repositioned several boss spawn locations to prevent undue adds and disallow bypassing fight mechanics.

Ssraeshza Temple: Echoes of Time [Raid]

  • Changed recommended health value for Ka’Rah Ferun from 1,100,000 to 1,400,000.
  • Increased duration of “Energized by Luclin” in the Ka’Rah Ferun encounter.
  • Decreased the percentage of health drained by “Energized by Luclin” slightly in the Ka’Rah Ferun encounter.
  • Diabo,Va, and Centi Kela’Set should now use a lesser version of Ancient Devastation.

Ssraeshza Temple: Inner Sanctum

  • Some boss spells and abilities have had their damage adjusted to be more in line with the difficulty intended for the zone.

Zavith’loa: The Lost Caverns [Advanced Solo]

  • Gra’ta the Mountain now gives warning when he starts casting his spinning AoE. This change is intended to help players who are unfamiliar with AoE jousting.

Zavith’loa: The Lost Caverns [Heroic]

  • Fixed a bug that would, in rare cases, cause targeting issues with Mo’iana’s parasites.

Zavith’loa: The Hidden Caldera [Advanced Solo]

  • Fixed a shiny that would occasionally spawn under the terrain.

Ossuary: Resonance of Malice

  • Valdimus V’Derun in will no longer go invulnerable when playing tones.
  • Valdimus V’Derun in will play songs half as often in Solo and Advanced Solo versions.
  • Valdimus V’Derun in Heroic Resonance of Malice will now only play a tune every 20% instead of every 10% of health.
  • Praetor Pheris now has a 75% damage reduction while casting Bonewall to help prevent double casting of Bonewalls.
  • Ursher K’Dal has had his health significantly reduced in the Heroic Version of Resonance of Malice.

Ossuary: Cathedral of Bones [Raid]

  • Virtuoso Edgar V’Zann should more reliably cast his ballads.

Precipice of Power

  • Corrected an issue with Dread Armoloch of Corruption that prevented it from dropping loot.

PVP

  • Named encounters in the Phantom and Tranquil Seas and contested dungeons now have a chance to drop a Gift of Discord on PvP servers.
  • Gift of Discord now automatically unpacks when looted.
  • PvP weapons are no longer equip lore.
  • The scalar applied to heals in PVP is now properly based on the caster’s level, rather than the level of the spell. This resolves an issue where level 96-100 healing spells performed worse than earlier tiers.

ITEMS

  • Increased the chance for ancient spells to drop. Whenever you receive a master drop in Altar of Malice heroic or raid content you will have a chance to receive an ancient spell instead.
  • Pact of Constitution’s description text has been clarified. The effect itself has not been changed.
  • Fixed several typos of Adornment.
  • Singular Focus and Focused Offensive now suspend Aspect of the Dragon.
  • Aspect of the Dragon now only hits allies within 20 meters of the wearer.
  • The Globe of Homecoming will now allow users to go to Kelethin and Maj’Dul.
  • Rod of Vengence and Voidstaff of Destruction now have all primary stats.
  • Corrected an issue with mythical helms that prevented Benevolence versions from dropping.

TRADESKILLS

  • Favor of innovation will now return Altar of Malice rare resources if you are above level 95.
  • Altar of Malice tradeskilled food now correctly increases health regeneration.
  • Fixed many Grandmaster recipes that were uncraftable.
  • [eq2u]Advanced Adornments Volume 11[/eq2u] should now be more common.
  • A number of inaccessible harvest nodes have been made accessible once more.
  • Reduced the chance of returning a rare harvestable when you salvage a handcrafted or treasured item.
  • Fixed an issue with refining uncut tourmaline being unable to return a refined rare.
  • Removed “Sturdy” from the tradeskill apprentice quests, A Sturdy Ragged Leather Hide Apron and A Sturdy Ragged Leather Hide Toolbelt, as the required items are “[eq2u]A Ragged Leather Hide Apron[/eq2u]” and “[eq2u]A Ragged Leather Hide Toolbelt[/eq2u]“, respectively.

QUESTS

  • Wheel of Misfortune – Repairing the broken wagon wheel in any zone will update the quest.
  • Draco Mortuus vos Liberatio – Placing the fear-tainted energizing rods on Fear-tainted Isle, Gazer Isle and Bixie Isle should always work once you leave the teleportation platforms.
  • Remnants of Butcherblock – Fixed an issue where too many players attempting to complete the quest at once would stop additional players from receiving updates for several minutes.
  • Capture the Escapees – You may now free froglok prisoners once they are below 50% health (formerly 20%).
  • Save the Reets – Fixed a bug where the prison door sometimes refused to open.
  • Ambushing the Arcanist – The iksar arcanist, Thisk Lang, now properly says her intro message when spawned.
  • We Will Be Free Again – The ‘liberated reet’ NPCs no longer show up as valid targets to be freed from the iksar.
  • Removing the Skar From This Land – Your character now properly refers to Tangor as an ape in the dialogue response.
  • Ring of Dain Frostreaver VI – The Ring War Remnants public quest is no longer required to spawn Narandi the Enraged.
  • Fixed multiple issues with the muddy keys in Clefts of Rujark.
  • Fixed an issue where players who had a Scary Eidolon Jungle Tree on another character may be unable to receive a second during the quest “A Gathering Obsession Beyond The Grave
  • Clerical Error – Undead clerics will no longer chase you to other zones.
  • D.I.R.T.Y. Business – The disturbed earth at the dig site now sits nicely on the ground.
  • The quest Hidden Cache in Phantom Sea is now more intuitive to complete.
  • The Commander’s Wife is now a level 30 quest.
  • Purest of the Pure – The Renda’Dal soldiers will now more reliably attack when called upon to do so.
  • In the Light of Day – The vampiric ambushers will always appear and attack when a specific step of the quest is triggered.
  • Quests obtained within Brokenskull Bay: Spoils of Maraud [Contested] will now display the correct category.
  • Those Who Were Lost - The first three steps of this quest now update properly even if the lamias are ‘killed’ in a single blow.
  • The Lost Legend of Lavastorm – Deleting this quest from your journal will now also delete ‘Druzaic translation of a goblin tablet’, to avoid confusion when re-taking the quest.
  • The Cove of Decay – Prison Break – You can no longer accidentally reset this escort quest by hailingThanain the middle of escorting her.
  • Donald ‘The Hook’ MacMillan inside the Temple of Rallos Zek now offers the correct quest.
  • Shattered Seas: Epilogue in… – Completing this quest will no longer result in Kassir Vhizzath’s disappearance from Grim Shales in Phantom Sea.
  • The Nebulous Newsies – The item reward window no longer incorrectly refers to “Kael Drakkel”
  • The Nebulous Newsies – a savage entangler now has twice as much chance to spawn inPhantomSeaas before.
  • The Nebulous Newsies – Naylie DelANews now has a quest update icon each time you must speak with her.
  • Court of the Coin: Maimun’s Gifts – The location of the Tunarian flower inFreeportand Qeynos has been corrected.
  • Dismemberment – The number of slain rotting sewerfins required to complete this quest in Edgewater Drains has been reduced.
  • Darkness Ascending: Small Council of the Tear – Entering the secured command tent after speaking to Field Marshal Vishra will now update that step of the quest for the entire group.
  • In Chains Again: Characters that have already completed the Qeynos Aerakyn racial quests will now be able to see the targets for the first stage of this quest.
  • Captain Overboard – Players can get this quest to update now, even if they did not use the druid ring to arrive in Vesspyr Isles, simply by approachingRoy.
  • Chasing Greymast – the Lost attacking Kitkalla will no longer disappear if your character is still in combat with them when the quest updates.
  • Clackwhinge’s Cellar can now be accessed at level 90.
  • Selwyn Oakheart will now offer Selwyn’s Errands to Channelers.
  • Lowered the completion quota from 4 to 3 for the weekly missions, Tranquil Clearing and Phantom Clearing.
  • Gangrenous Treatment – Attempting to share this quest with someone who is utilizing the Ghorkaal Teir’Dal illusion now provides a specific error message.
  • Seagull Slaying – You no longer need to equip the discarded hunting bow to start shooting down seagulls. (The bow is no longer placed in your inventory as a result of this change.)
  • Reel ‘Em In – The chance to catch fish has been increased, and thieving karkatas will steal fish less frequently. You will also be able to start fishing immediately after the stun from your fishing pole’s whiplash is cured.
  • Highpass Holdup – Reduced update amount to 15 and added 2 more minutes to the timer.
  • Adorning the Pirate – Completing this quest now removes the Piratical Weapon Adornments For All Ages recipe. If you have already completed this quest, traveling to the Isle of Mara will remove the recipe from your recipe book.
  • The quest So, I Heard You Like Portals has had the text for the forth stage clarified.
  • Players should now have an easier time going to Titan’s Tower on the quest A Paradise Deam World.
  • Graywind the Elder now correctly directs you to go to Cloudmist Isle instead of Cloudwind Isle on the quest Expedition to the Barren Sky.
  • Grassgalor can now be captured when he is below 50% health instead of 30%.

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Comments (11)

  • Caela

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    Removed “Sturdy” from the tradeskill apprentice quests, A Sturdy Ragged Leather Hide Apron and A Sturdy Ragged Leather Hide Toolbelt, as the required items are “A Ragged Leather Hide Apron” and “A Ragged Leather Hide Toolbelt“, respectively.

    Noooooooooo – they needed to ADD the word “sturdy” to the name of the items. All the other apprentice items have “sturdy”. For 100 levels – every single item has “sturdy”…. except those two.

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    • milliebii

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      Yep, and while they are at it restore the ability to craft a number of these at one time so that you can turn them in later.

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      • Antonia Bayles Bit on the side

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        Hmmm you can, I’ve been crafting 100 stacks of these for the last few days.

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        • Synalon

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          You can craft multiple items at a time but after the first one they do not update the quest from your inventory.

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        • Caela

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          You can craft them, but the quest won’t recognize them. To get credit, you must craft the item each time you get the quest. This only effects the lvl 100 items – all the lower tiers will still pull from your stash to update the quest.

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          • Antonia Bayles Bit on the side

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            Oh drat, thats pretty annoying, thanks for the heads up.

            Hopefully just an oversight that will get fixed soon then I hope. Going to hold on to my 100 stacks for now.

            Fortunately I’ve only progressed one toon to 100 tradeskill, the other 8 are at 95 still. I don’t fancy working on them if I have to start craftng each RA item individually again like back in the days before Mass Production, not for 9 toons every day, have other stuff to do!

            Hope the devs fix this soon then.

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          • Beagley

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            They won’t be “fixing it” in the manner you wish.

            It has been described on the official forums as “design decision/working as intended” now. They didn’t correct the lower tiers ability to pre-craft the items but are not going to allow it for the new content.

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      • Ohnix

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        I noticed this a couple weeks ago and dropped a /bug report. Seems that you can still CREATE AND USE stacks of T10 crafted items for the TS apprentices – but not the new T11 items.

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  • Liftik

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    This. Very yes

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  • GriffonLady

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    AAAAAaaaaaannnndd Pet arena merchant got left in the cold again. Score keeper part of the arena still won’t keep score, so no way for people to get access to the items on the pet arena merchant. It’s ONLY been broken since 2006…. What am I, Impatient or something?
    I’ve /bugged, /feedbacked/petitioned, even PMed devs… I’ve been told there are no current plans on fixing it. So I ask if they could move or reuse the appearance of the house items on another merchant… and I’m told no, those are a goal for players to reach… which brings me back to the “Will you fix it please” and they won’t… It’s one big frustrating cycle of stupid.
    I know it’s a low priority, and most people forgot it’s even there… but FFS…. 8 YEARS waiting for a bug fix? -.- Flipping ridiculous.
    /vent off

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  • Charn

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    Griffonlady said:

    It’s one big frustrating cycle of stupid.

    This is, by far, the best quote I have ever heard, EVER, to describe life. Years and years from now, when asked what it’s like in the “real world”, I’ll be telling my students, my children, and grandchildren, this very quote.

    It is the most poignant, lucid, perspicacious, sagacious, yet succinct utterance I have ever read. The only description of life more laconic, moving, and true (though not an actual sentence) is: “42.”

    Thank you for this. I am quite literally smarter and wiser and I will use it liberally.

    Reply

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