Update Notes: Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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From the EQ2 Forums:

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Thalumbra

  • All collectibles within the Glittervein Mines should be reachable now.

Icy Keep Retribution

  • The Icy Sledge is no longer Appearance only, and can once again break past the ice barrier.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT

  • Reduced the damage Devastation of War deals to named heroic encounters.

ITEMS

  • “Aura of Immolation” no longer resets the ability “Transfer Contagion” or “Divert Breach”.
  • Spiked Dragonscale Aegis and Draconic Deflector shields have had block chance added to them.
  • Corrected stats on the Dwarven ringmail Tunic.

Update Notes: Wednesday, March 9, 2016

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US Servers: 7:00~8:00am PST | 10:00am~11:00am EST | 15:00~16:00 GMT | 16:00~17:00 CEST
EU Servers: 7:00~8:00am PST | 10:00am~11:00am EST | 15:00~16:00 GMT | 16:00~17:00 CEST

From the EQ2 Forums:

US  & EU EverQuest II Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 7:00AM PST* for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately one hour.

From Caith on the EQ2 Forums:

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Halls of Seeing [Raid]

  • The Enforcer of Captivity is once again epic x4.

Maldura: Forge of Ashes [Raid]

  • The Forge Golem should now spawn correctly when getting a flawless kill on Cronnin/Dellmun, Kiernun, Bereth, Htardlem/Amzzem/Uigirf, and one of the Captains.
  • The Forge Golem has had new items added as an additional drop to his loot table.
  • Bereth should be back to his normal shenanigans when attempting to defeat him.

Kralet Penumbra: Uzulu Deep [Event Heroic]

  • Thought Graze and Thought Overload will no longer be cast multiple times in succession by Urzzra-Uzulu.

ITEMS

  • The Tallonite illusions granted by Mastery of the Karig’Dal and Tallonite Defender will now keep their appearances while riding mounts.
  • Aphotic Linked Hands have been renamed to [eq2u]Aphotic Linked Boots[/eq2u]. No more gloves on your feet… Silly adventurers.
  • [eq2u]Joculos, the Enduring[/eq2u] will now grant more potency and ability modifier.
  • Dirt encrusted keys may now be purchased from Sarforth.

Later update notes from Bunji:

Maldura: Forge of Ashes [Raid]

  • Corrected an issue that caused some kills in the zone to identify as flawless kills when they were not.
  • Ashenfell and Graybeard Sureshots now give more time for reaction before attempting to kill priests.
  • Sureshots in the Captains encounter should more reliably miss with a fighter uses intervene on their target.

Update Notes: Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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From the EQ2 Forums:

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Maldura: Forge of Ashes [Raid]

  • [eq2u]Signet of Pure Terror[/eq2u] now correctly requires a Stone of Ashenfell Power or Stone of Greybeard Power as a purchase requirement.

ITEMS

  • Psionist Crowns can now be upgraded through crafting using either original crowns or newly dropped crowns. Required component is now any crown of that armor type.
  • Psionist Helms that were previously upgraded using the Mindstone Crystal can now be crafted into the new version of the crown. The recipe book has had the new recipes added.
  • New armor drops* now have a descriptor added to their name for clarity.

Caith added:

ITEMS

  • The potency and crit bonus of Echoes of Faydwer dropped and quested rewards have been adjusted to match new progression.

* The new raid and heroic drops added on February 17th are having their names changed slightly so they can be viewed side-by-side in game (and as a side benefit, they will no longer conflict on EQ2U).

EQ2Wire Asks: Replace or Upgrade?

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Armor-Choice

The purpose of New Content in any MMORPG is to provide additional length to the “treadmill” so that players who revisit heroic dungeons or raids always have new things to do. New zones provide new rewards that raise the bar and keep that loot chase going. It is totally expected that when a new content update or expansion is released that previous items will be trumped by new ones. However we’ve seen something new and unexpected since the release of the Terrors of Thalumbra expansion.

In an update on January 20th, existing Weapons and Jewelry items were removed from the loot tables of current enemies in raid zones and then newly upgraded Weapons and Jewelry items were added. These new weapons and jewelry had new names.

In an update on February 17th, existing Armor pieces had their Crit Bonus and Potency slightly upgraded, then removed from loot tables while newly upgraded Armor items were added with hugely upgraded Crit Bonus and Potency. This new armor had the same names as previous items.

There is no doubt that the Terrors of Thalumbra raid gear at launch was hardly worth getting out of bed for. Clearly something had to be done to itemization and we’ve been assured that this was the best way to do it with the time available. However there are several concerns with this approach of replacing rather than upgrading items inline.

Update Notes: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 — SERVERS UP!

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8:30am PST Update: This maintenance appears to be running long.

10:00am PST Update from RadarX: I’ve updated the main post but we are currently looking at before 12:00 PM PT ([3PM EST] 8 PM GMT).

12:00pm PST Update: Servers are now up after a five hour downtime.

From the EQ2 Forums:

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Maldura: The Forge of Ashes [Raid]

  • Changed the message given when triggering the Forge Golem.

LIVE EVENTS
The Erollisi Day “Lovely Lacquer” achievement can now be updated by crafting the passionate and romantic filigree rugs.

QUESTS

  • The Wind of Strife Blows Fickle – The update is now found in the truck at the foot of the bed in Viktor T’Hoth’s room, to better fit the description.
  • Restoring the Underfoot Cathedral – Each of the tormented Serilian spirits can now only be seen by players on the appropriate step of the quest, and they no longer can be damaged lower than 3% of their health (thus allowing them to be updated by the “Serilian Spirit Gems”).
  • A Mind of My Own – The quest journal now specifies that you can return to Talvrae if you ever lose the kobold pet.
  • Mount Stations: Greater Faydark – Triggering the mount station updates will now be much easier, even if the player is mounted.
  • Mount Stations: Greater Faydark – The Butcherblock Mountain station now properly updates the quest.
  • A Time of Growth – Obtaining another sapling from Arbos is much more intuitive, if you have misplaced it.

ITEMS

  • Corrected an issue that reduced ranged auto-attack damage.
  • Heroic and raid Terrors of Thalumbra armor rewards have been upgraded [in place], and all new armor rewards will now drop in Terrors of Thalumbra Heroic and raid zones.
  • Signature Rewards are no longer Relic, but are instead Prestige.
  • Confidence will now grant the correct bonuses when grouped.
  • Signet of Pure Terror no longer has an effect, and now grants base stats on the item itself.

What’s Next for Terrors of Thalumbra Itemization?

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Daalilama started a thread on the EQ2 Forums asking what we can expect as far as filling gaps in itemization as a result of the player power growth of the recent Terrors of Thalumbra expansion. Points of specific concern are Cyan Adornments, Quintessences, White Adornments, Food & Drink, and Poisons all of which remain largely untouched since 2015′s Altar of Malice expansion.

EQ2 Lead Designer Kander has had some interesting responses suggesting that we’ll see a content release this spring that addresses many of these issues. From the EQ2 Forums:

We’re saving a lot of this stuff for the content update that is coming soon. [TM] Most of this will be addressed with the new content push.

In response to how tedious it is to acquire Exceptional Jewels (non-War Rune purple cloak adornments which offer a nice set bonus)…

Also in new content coming soon.

on the subject of Fabled zones…

We have a lot coming soon. More info soon.

When the team is authorized to say more, we’ll post it.

Bug: Damage Rating Drop for Ranged Weapons to be Fixed Soonish

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Along with other line items in today’s Update Notes, it seems a number shifted on the damage ratings of Ranged Weapons in EQ2. For example, the popular Fai Thiss, The Ravager bow saw its Damage Rating drop from 298.5 to 158 with similar changes to the damage range (minimum – maximum).

According to Caith on the EQ2 Forums, this is an unintentional bug rather than a planned change:

Ranged weapons are using the incorrect formula for calculating DPS currently, they are calculating themselves as dual wield weapons instead. The bug should be fixed in the next hotfix.

Update Notes: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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US Servers: 7:00~8:00am PST | 10:00am~11:00am EST | 15:00~16:00 GMT | 16:00~17:00 CEST
EU Servers: 9:00~10:00pm PST | 12:00~1:00am EST | 05:00~06:00 GMT | 06:00~07:00 CEST

From the EQ2 Forums:

TIME-LOCKED EXPANSION

  • Made adjustments to most NPCs to make lower level encounters less punishing.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
General

  • Fixed an issue where actors being killed could set the zone lockout in persistent dungeons.

Kralet Penumbra: The Master’s Chosen [Heroic]

  • Servitor of Yothshaval’s spell “In Service of the Master” damage has been reduced, but a power drain component added.

Kralet Penumbra: Tepid Depths [Agnostic]

  • Updated an encounter of Aberrants within the Tepid Depths to be of the appropriate agnostic challenge.

MERCENARIES

  • Increased the time before a mercenary auto suspends.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
Summoners

  • Summoned Pets will now back off after a period of inactivity from their summoner.

LIVE EVENTS
Erollisi Day

  • Ykeshan frogloks near Guk in Moors of Ykesha now drop their love notes at the same rate as other mobs.
  • An Oval Heart-Stained Window Pane has been added to the “[eq2u]Romantic Gifts to Craft IX[/eq2u]” recipe book.

ITEMS

  • Fixed an issue where marketplace Burbur house items could not be sold for status.

and a late entry…

ITEMS

  • Adjusted the crit chance granted by many weapons between level 1 and level 90 to fit within progression.

Update Notes: Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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US Servers: 7:00~9:00am PST | 10:00am~Noon EST | 15:00~17:00 GMT | 16:00~18:00 CEST
EU Servers: 9:00~10:00pm PST | 12:00~1:00am EST | 05:00~06:00 GMT | 06:00~07:00 CEST

From the EQ2 Forums:

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Persistent Instances

  • Removed 30 minute lock-out when first entering a persistent instance.
  • Killing any NPC in a persistent instance will now commit the lock-out.

Kralet Penumbra: The Master’s Chosen [Heroic]

  • The Chosen Curse and the Yothshaval Curse should no longer kill players if it wears off after Golguth is slain.
  • Health of bosses have been adjusted.
  • Xal’Gilah’s Disrupting Tutor add should no longer disappear during his encounter.

Maldura: Bar Brawl

  • Mages disarmed by Dalkuhm can now re-equip their weapons outside of a priest’s cure curse.

Gearing your Heroic Character in Terrors of Thalumbra

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Terrors of Thalumbra has been out for over two months, and some players may just now be coming back to the game after a break, or have been playing the expansion but want to get better. With Terrors of Thalumbra, the token grind to add colored gems to gear has given way to dungeon dropped-armor, jewelry, accessories, and weapons which are then upgraded through Infusing.  Add that to Reforging, Adorning, and other game systems and there is quite a lot of “homework” just to play EQ2 these days. Before we go any further, I do not hold myself up as any kind of authority on game itemization or mechanics. Much of this information has been acquired through extensive discussions with other players or personal experience, which likely does not reflect “end game” EQ2.

Update Notes: Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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US Servers: 7:00~8:00am PST | 10:00am~11:00am EST | 15:00~16:00 GMT | 16:00~17:00 CEST
EU Servers: 9:00~10:00pm PST | 12:00~1:00am EST | 05:00~06:00 GMT | 06:00~07:00 CEST
UPDATE: It appears that it is still not possible to complete the Terrors of Thalumbra collection of collections or ”Meta Collection”. In a post from Kander, he said:

There is an issue, we’ll have it fixed ASAP.

This wasn’t intended at all. Its been a total mess. We apologize. We have again upgraded the final reward and hopefully it will be worth everyone’s time and frustration.

Looks like this fix will be February 2nd. We’re having some internal conflicts and wont be able to patch until then. Thanks for being patient everyone.

From the EQ2 Forums:

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
General

  • Charmed creatures in agnostic zones will no longer be supercharged.

Bonemire

  • Corpse Candles can no longer be charmed.

Kralet Penumbra: Rise to Power

  • Bone Crushing Swings and Pressure of the Deep no longer effect Dissonance of Savagery.

MERCENARIES

  • Mercenaries will now suspend after a period of player inactivity.
  • Mercenaries no longer have any initial hiring fees.

Update Notes: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 — REVISED

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US Servers: 7:00~9:00am PST | 10:00am~12:00am EST | 15:00~17:00 GMT | 16:00~18:00 CEST
EU Servers: 9:00~10:00pm PST | 12:00~1:00am EST | 05:00~06:00 GMT | 06:00~07:00 CEST
NOTICE: It seems that much of today’s intended patch did not get applied to the game servers. Please see the revised update notes below. The servers will be bounced today to apply the patch.

Update from Caith:

Looks like a large part of the patch didn’t make it to the live servers in this morning’s hotfix, so this is still currently bugged. We’re working on getting it out asap.

and from Gninja:

We are working to get the parts of the patch that did not make it to live servers remedied asap. We are working on it as we speak. Thanks…

Here’s what got patched (from the EQ2 Forums), including that frustrating bug affecting the progression of numerous Zones such as Castle Highhold

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
General

  • Corrected an issue that prevented interaction with many objects and NPCs.

ITEMS

  • Thalumbra fertilizers drop more frequently. [eq2u]bag of gypsum[/eq2u], [eq2u]flask of deep water[/eq2u], [eq2u]gnawed bone[/eq2u]
  • Items with the ability “Soulfeast” will now properly upgrade from items with “Soulthirst“.

Fixes for TLE Wards, Itemization, ToT Collections, Zones Coming Soon

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Like previous expansions, Terrors of Thalumbra includes shiny “collections of collections” or meta-collections. A number of the expansion’s collections reward a piece which is part of a larger collection. When the expansion launched however, some of these pieces were not being rewarded. This week, Caith went through game logs to award the correct items to the players who had completed the quests but didn’t receive the pieces. From Kander:

We have started reimbursing these missed meta collection pieces. If you haven’t been reimbursed for missed metas, Please email me.
KVALLEE@daybreakgames.com

Email me if you have collections you have completed and did not receive the meta reward. We will of course be verifying any claims via logs.

Second, the collection rewards need to be corrected to properly reward the pieces. This is still in progress…

From Caith on the EQ2 Forums yesterday:

Quick update folks, we’re working on the collection issues, they are not yet fully resolved. None of the collections that have been completed are the final collection for the expansion, so you have not yet seen the final reward. We are aiming at having the issues resolved for next hotfix, we’ll let you know if that changes.

Anyone that completed one of the collections that was fixed in December have been granted the collection pieces that they missed out on. The grants were completed today.

As for the Time-Locked Expansion servers, a significant effort was made to go through heroic and raid rewards for the Kingdom of Sky expansion to bring the items up to snuff. After numerous revamps left the raid gear untouched, it had fallen behind even HANDCRAFTED gear. As per Gninja on the EQ2 Forums, the effort to remedy this imbalance continues:

We are going through the relic stuff and making sure the stats are correct. There were a few that were too far off and we are correcting those. Having said that the changes being made might not be drastic in every case, but when you kill stuff in raid the loot should be an upgrade in most cases. Obviously we can’t hit every item in the game but there should be items for every slot for every class in each of the different types and difficulties of content.

Players found a bug with Wards on TLE servers sometimes being zeroed out/missed. Caith has confirmed the issue and we hope to see a fix soon:

Found the bug in original coding for wards, it’s fixed for next hotfix. Multiplying by 0 [zero] is no bueno.

Finally, I’m happy to report that bug preventing zones from progressing, including Stygian Threshold as well as Castle Highhold‘s gates refusing to open is in the process of being fixed.

Update Notes: Thursday, January 7, 2016 — 3 Hrs for Maj’Dul, Stormhold, Deathtoll

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US Servers: 7:00~8:00am PST | 10:00am~11:00am EST | 15:00~16:00 GMT | 16:00~17:00 CEST

EU Servers: 9:00~10:00pm PST | 12:00~1:00am EST | 05:00~06:00 GMT | 06:00~07:00 CEST

  • Stormhold & Deathtoll – Approx downtime three hours for Kingdom of Sky content prep.  We’re estimating that these servers will open at 10AM PST.
  • Maj’Dul – Approx downtime three hours for server maintenance

Tonight is the last night of Frostfell until later this year, while tomorrow sees the unlocking of Kingdom of Sky on the Time-Locked Expansion servers. Meanwhile on live servers, in addition to a number of content fixes, we will also see a potentially significant change to AAs. Abilities that used to grant Crit Bonus will now grant Potency instead.

Finally we must say goodbye to a feature that has worked inconsistently at best for many years but must have proven too difficult to fix. With tomorrow’s update, the PvP Arena feature will be disabled in EverQuest II, with the rewards from that content, including unique house pets, being moved to the Loyalty merchant.

From the EQ2 Forums:

TIME-LOCKED EXPANSION SERVERS
General

  • All encounters received a global balance update that can be adjusted dynamically by development.
  • Level 20+ encounters now mitigate damage based on level and tier.
  • All blue stats have been unlocked with the exception of crit bonus.

Update Notes: Tuesday, December 22, 2015

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From the EQ2 Forums:

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Maldura: Forge of Ashes [Raid]

  • The respawn point for Bereth’s Overlook should no longer be an available option for reviving unless Bereth has been defeated.

Maldura: Bar Brawl [All Versions]

  • Priest can now cure themselves of Dalkuhm’s “Borrow Weapons” debuff.

Kralet Penumbra: The Hive Mind [Raid]

  • The Psionists will now correctly react to those who attempt to drain their well of power.

ITEMS

  • Wrist of the Great Forge is now correctly named Ring of the Great Forge.
  • Ethereal Onslaught will now correctly reset Sniper Squad.
  • Primordial Burnout will now trigger on combat arts and spells.
  • Kiss of Life will now heal for the correct amounts.

TRADESKILLS

  • “Malduran Mouths to Feed” should now update correctly for moussaka and bibimbap.
  • Recipes from the Dhalgar Home Builder’s Kit recipe book are now flagged as building blocks for the purpose of house item count.

QUESTS

  • Enemies in the Ever Deep will now award a random infuser or damaged spiritstone.
  • The Event Heroic weekly mission, “Trail of Deceit and Death,” can now be completed.

Update Notes, Tuesday December 8, 2015

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US Servers: 7:00~8:00am PST | 10:00am~11:00am EST | 15:00~16:00 GMT | 16:00~17:00 CEST
EU Servers: 9:00~10:00pm PST | 12:00~1:00am EST | 05:00~06:00 GMT | 06:00~07:00 CEST

From the EQ2 Forums:

GENERAL

  • The /summon_chest command can no longer be used while on a transport.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Maldura: Palace Foray [Heroic]

  • Dragoon Z’Koz will always drop a treasure chest.

Kralet Penumbra: Temple of the Ill-Seen [Advanced Solo]

  • Should now spawn shinies properly.

Kralet Penumbra: The Master’s Chosen [Heroic]

  • Necromantic Concentration buff can now appropriately be dispelled.

Update Notes: Thursday, December 3, 2015

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US Servers: 7:00~8:00am PST | 10:00am~11:00am EST | 15:00~16:00 GMT | 16:00~17:00 CEST
EU Servers: 9:00~10:00pm PST | 12:00~1:00am EST | 05:00~06:00 GMT | 06:00~07:00 CEST

From the EQ2 Forums:

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Maldura

  • A Far Seas Trading Company representative has arrived in Maldura and will now sell Age of Malice blank runes in exchange for Coin of the Grand Artificer (they are still also available for far seas tokens from the original sources). She can be found in the Mushroom Bar and Grill.

Maldura: Algorithm For Destruction [All Versions]

  • The electro-charged battery is now automatically placed in your inventory, when appropriate, during the encounter with X-O Arachmech.

Kralet Penumbra: Uzulu Deep [Event Heroic]

  • Urzzra-Uzulu’s Thought Graze now drains more power.
  • Urzzra-Uzulu’s Thought Overload is now limited to 20 meters.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Urzzra-Uzulu to keep its stoneskin active throughout the encounter.

Update Notes: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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US Servers: 7:00~8:00am PST | 10:00am~11:00am EST | 15:00~16:00 GMT | 16:00~17:00 CEST
EU Servers: 9:00~10:00pm PST | 12:00~1:00am EST | 05:00~06:00 GMT | 06:00~07:00 CEST

Fr0m the EQ2 Forums:

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Kralet Penumbra

  • Reduced the random chance to get multiple scouts in Kralet Penumbra encounters which will reduce the overall amount Dark Assault is being cast.

Kralet Penumbra: Tepid Depths

  • Reduced the damage on Mental Detonation and Aberrant Assault. Lowered spell dps on Mind-Rippers and Spell-Eaters.

Maldura: Algorithm For Destruction [Agnostic]

  • Electro-charged reinforcements now drop electro-charged batteries.
  • X-O Arachmech now drops an X-Electro-charged battery.

Maldura: Bhoughbh’s Folly [x2 Raid]

  • When speaking to Bhoughbh to turn in his requested items the quest “G.W.A. Gnemlin With Attitude” should update for all members of the raid.

Maldura: Forge of Ashes [Raid]

  • Kyrus will no longer death touch players who are returning to collect their soul shard.
  • The Forge Golem has been increased in difficulty.

EQ2Wire’s Terrors of Thalumbra Frequently Asked Questions

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Update Notes: Thursday, November 19, 2015

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From the EQ2 Forums:

GENERAL

  • Fixed an issue causing houses to think you have less house vault slots than you should.
  • Fixed a bug where the three center deity window abilities would overlap slightly with the gold rings around them.
  • The stack count now shows on infusers in the infusion window.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Thalumbra

  • Aberrants in Thalumbra no longer drop Amygdalan loot.

Update Notes & Downtime Notice: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 “Terrors of Thalumbra”

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Tomorrow is the launch of Terrors of Thalumbra, EverQuest II’s twelfth expansion!

From the EQ2 Forums:

All EverQuest II Live Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:00AM PST* for the Terrors of Thalumbra expansion update. Estimated downtime is approximately five hours.

EverQuest II: Terrors of Thalumbra is scheduled to unlock to players at noon pacific** on Tuesday, November 17, 2015.

Time Zone Conversions

  • PST: November 17 @ 7:00am – Noon
  • EST: November 17 @ 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • GMT: November 17 @ 15:00 – 20:00
  • CEST: November 17 @ 16:00 – 21:00

and your Update Notes from the EQ2 Forums:

TERRORS OF THALUMBRA
Deep underneath Norrath lies a realm on the edge of the Plane of the Underfoot, known as Thalumbra. This expansive, subterranean domain is home to fabled races and ancient terrors!

When the dark shroud upon this land is pierced by Lanys T’Vyl, the recently resurrected demigoddess of Malice, it spells doom for all! You are a hero on the stage of Norrath. Will you play your part and protect Norrath from those who seek to destroy it? What mysteries will your torch uncover deep beneath the surface? Can you withstand the terrors of Thalumbra?

Ethereal Adornments + Double Rare Drops

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From the EQ2 Forums:

It’s time for the next event in Fall Frenzy!

Beginning on Friday, November 6th, Etheral Adorns will begin dropping in Norrath. There will also be DOUBLE Rare Drops! This is the last Fall Frenzy event before the launch of Terrors of Thalumbra. 

Two important notes:

  • While Ethereal Adorns will start dropping, they will not be double.
  • These events do not take place on the TLE servers.

Enjoy these bonuses beginning Friday, November 6th.

Terrors of Thalumbra: Deity & Infusion Systems

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From Robert “Caith” Fouts on the EQ2 Forums:

We’re getting closer to Terrors of Thalumbra. So far, we’ve shared two zone previews (Thalumbra and City of Maldura), and we’ve talked about what’s in store for Tradeskillers. Now, here’s an introduction to two new systems that will be introduced with the expansion:

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Deity Abilities
Delving into the depths of Norrath has awoken a deeper connection between the gods and the physical realm, allowing them to channel power more directly through their chosen instruments in the form of powerful new miracles. As you gain adventuring experience you will also gain tithe experience, and tithe points. Tithe points can be spent in one of two ways, the first is to purchase charges of these new miracles. You can only have a certain amount of tithe points banked or spent on miracles at any particular time. While you can purchase any abilities that match your city alignment as well as neutral abilities, the ability from your chosen deity from completing the existing deity quest lines grant will be at a discount.

For example, if your deity is Tunare you would be able to purchase the Lifeshield ability at a discount. This will allow you to use the ability more often as well as to hold more miracles as it reduces the amount of tithe points spent on that ability. You do not have to have completed any deity quests to make use of deity abilities.

Update Notes: Thursday, September 17, 2015

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

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

From the EQ2 Forums:

ITEMS

  • Chest of Wondrous Booty will now display the correct items that it rewards.*

QUESTS

  • Rum Cellar and Fabled Echoes of Faydwer missions have been added to the Mission Timer Window.

*Editor’s Note: This is the random chest which can be purchased from the Altar of Malice Rare Loot Merchant. Also, Kander indicated that several rare items missing from this merchant will be added with tomorrow’s update.

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