Update Notes: Tuesday August 29, 2017 — Running Long

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Free-to-Play (EQ2X), Game Updates & Maintenance, PvP/BG/Proving Grounds

From the EQ2 Forums:

All EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 at 7:00 AM PT (14:00 UTC) for an update. Estimated downtime is less than 2 hours.

At the 3 1/2 hour mark, the forums were updated with this notification indicating a possible total 4 1/2 hour downtime:

This morning’s downtime downtime is running longer than expected – EQ2 servers should be unlocked by approximately 11:30AM PT.

From the EQ2 Forums:

GENERAL
Isle of Refuge (Free Trade)

  • Random events in the Obulus Frontier are now more common on a Free-Trade server.
  • All waves of Kunark Ascending Ethereal Events are now active indefinitely.
  • Players will earn double Ascension Experience on a Free Trade server.
  • Weekend Treasure Rush has been enabled on Free Trade servers, where Kunark Ascending encounters will drop double loot. This event activates every Saturday and Sunday on a Free-Trade server. Treasure Rush bonuses do not stack with other double loot drop events.

PROVING GROUNDS
Tower of Frozen Shadow

  • If failed, bosses should now clear their co-op mechanic.
  • Corrected an issue where the bosses in Tower of Frozen Shadow were applying the incorrect amount of health and outgoing damage.

Skyshrine [solo]

  • Corrected an issue that caused the maximum lockout for Skyshrine solo zone to show as large numbers.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Raids

  • Corrected an issue that allowed certain ascension abilities to apply control effects to creatures/bosses that should be immune.

Mjolni’s Lair

  • The lockout on Mjolni’s Lair has been increased to 3 days.

ITEMS

  • Fallen Gate Server: Added a brawler tank breastplate to the Djinn Master’s loot table.
  • Grim Aura now triggers off of hostile abilities.
  • Prestigious Powerful Wand no longer requires ammo.
  • Weapons from the Crypt of T’Haen raid zone now have standardized delays.
  • New ascension focus adornments are available from Yun Zi upon completing week 5 of his quests.
  • Wrist and ear slot items from Yun Zi now have orange adornment slots.
  • Earring of Ascension, Expert’s Rak’Ashiir’s Spectral Earring, Expert’s Rak’Ashiir’s Spectral Wristlet and Expert’s Rak’Ashiir’s Charm Bracelet now have orange adornment slots.
  • Enervated Vel’Arek once again has the ability to summon the Manifestation of Vel’Arek.

FAMILIARS

  • Corrected an issue that was preventing Chechin, of the Dark from triggering Unbreakable Stealth.

QUESTS

  • A Bone to Grind – Defeating the Bonegrinder and speaking with Edgrim Bofstrem updates the quest now in either Befallen: Cavern of the Afflicted [Agnostic] or Befallen: Cavern of the Afflicted.

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Comments (2)

  • Benj

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    Daybreak must really want people on that free trade server. I personally love the idea of the server, but I don’t like the idea of starting over or paying them money to transfer my character. Is this the beginning of Free Trade on all servers?

    Reply

  • Regolas

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    Did I read that right, that the Ethereal event is now permanent?

    Reply

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