Update Notes: Tuesday June 7, 2016 — Summer Ethereals!

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

There was no downtime notice, but…

US Servers: 7:00~8:00am PDT | 10:00am~11:00am EDT | 15:00~16:00 BST | 16:00~17:00 CST
EU Servers: 9:00~10:00pm PDT | 12:00~1:00am EDT | 05:00~06:00 BST | 06:00~07:00 CST

From the EQ2 Forums:

SUMMER ETHEREAL EVENT

  • Summer Ethereal Items are here! Characters may pick up a new mission that will grant an Ethereal Coin with a chance at an Ethereal item. Ethereal coins may be used to purchase Ethereal rewards at a new merchant in Thalumbra: the Ever Deep.
  • Ethereal daily and weekly heroic missions are now available in Thalumbra! Speak to Holstin Coresprock for the daily mission and VV.E.E.K.I_.Y IIIissi0N5 for the weekly mission.

ZONES / POPULATION

  • Collectibles near Monolith of Woe and Ember Hive in Kylong Plains are no longer buried by snow or rock.
  • Harvestables and shinies will now despawn 5 minutes after opened instead of 2 minutes.

ITEMS

  • Tier 2 raid armor from the Scourge Wastes now grant the correct 6 resolve.
  • Paying Homage to the Past – Is now available from Navarius Orvalis <Sage> in Freeport.
  • The city Sages have received a huge shipment of Lore & Legend books, available for those who have completed the corresponding Mastery.
  • Fearknight is now available to purchase from Noble Tark Validus <Loyalty Merchant>.
  • Staff, Sai, Katana, and Mace of the Hua Mein are now heirloom

ABILITIES

  • Corrected an issue that caused the Shrink Mercenary spell to spam free players.
  • Pets on Timelocked servers have had their health reduced.
  • Pets on Timelocked servers will recieve less from heals cast on them.

QUESTS

  • Lowered the number of updates and/or increased the amount of time to complete the following Scourge Wastes [Heroic] timed quests: Stump Buster, Anatomy of a Lion, Clear Cut, and Bloodtusks For Bol.
  • Monster Creation Made Easy – There is now an onscreen message when Durrysn B’Kiltar spawns his writhing sinew beast.
  • Sabotage: The Stolen Payroll – Added a bit more direction for the location of the payroll shipments.
  • In Honor and Service – The orc spies are now view predicated, and respawn immediately.
  • Chipping and Shrumbling – Captain Steelforge will now update this quest, even if the player has already been offered “To Echo Echo.”
  • To Echo Echo – Captain Steelforge will no longer offer this quest, until the player has completed “Chipping and Shrumbling.”
  • An Introduction to the Fae – The Shadow Attacker is now easier to spawn, even if the player is on a mount.
  • The Wondrous Inventions of a Crazed Gnome – Spawning the young dragon is easier now for those on flying mounts.
  • Serving the Land – The Shimmer Infused Dryland Scavenger Carcass is now usable as an icon from your quest helper.
  • Serving the Land – The Shimmer Infused Dryland Scavenger Carcass is now deleted from your inventory when the quest is deleted.
  • Pilfered from Pilgrims – All of the stolen Research Tomes are now reachable. (Some were spawning under the rock in the area.
  • Special Ingredients – You can now pick up the shells from a little further away.
  • Snowfang Starvation – Quest journal now accurately reflects the number of frostbitten parsnip you have harvested.

TLE

  • Echoes of Faydwer Fighter Raid Armor Set Bonuses have been improved.

and a late addition:

TLE

  • Encounter Auto Attack damage has been decreased.

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