Update Notes: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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From the EQ2 Forums:

All US EverQuest 2 Servers will come down on July 1st, 2014 at 7:00 AM Pacific Time for an update. The expected downtime is approximately two hours. EU servers will come down beginning at 9:00 PM PT (6:00 AM CET July 2nd, 2014) for the same update. Downtime is anticipated to be approximately two hours.

WEEKLY FEATURE

  • The city status merchants now have many new items for sale, including special house guests, as well as many upgraded adventuring items.
  • Consumables purchased from the status merchant are now stackable items.
  • Status merchants no longer require players to have a particular guild level or be in a guild to purchase their wares.

EQ2 Insider #2 Summary and Notes by Kinya

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Kinya, webmaster of the Polish multi-game fansite Babagra, has posted a summary and notes of the second EQ2 Insider webcast which was held last Wednesday.

What happen recently in EQ2:
- weekly updates;
- dreadscale maw – new raid;
- high keep contested;
- June promotion Gear Up, Level UP;
- heroic characters are on sale;
- discount on expansion if bought in June;
- new Loyalty items added to MarketPlace.

Team is focused mostly on the things which are coming to EQ2:
- fabled Deathtoll (around 20 July);
- big unnamed event in July;
- new challenge duo coming in August;
- lore and legends for Aerakyns (June/ July).

Ethereals and Artifacts - current items will be available until mid of July then comes another set of items: weapons.
Not all the Artifacts were discovered so far on all servers. There is around only 15 of them in game currently (11 servers x 4 artifacts = 44)

June Dev Picks (from 10:30): Magic Kingdom by Sairalindie on Antonia Bayle and Meta’s Enchanted Island Tours by Metamarra on Butcherblock.

Collectors edition ToV winners (selected from ppl watching stream): Psycha, Ladylove4, DonRipper

Update Notes: Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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From the EQ2 Forums:

GEAR UP, LEVEL UP (June promotional program from June 3 to July 8)
All Access members will receive the following bonuses and discounts:

  • Double-Double Etyma in Tears of Veeshan (4x the rewards)!
  • 25% XP Bonus
  • Tears of Veeshan Expansion discount (15%)
  • 25% Off Heroic Characters

Free players receive the following bonuses:

  • Double Etyma in Tears of Veeshan (2x the rewards)!
  • Also eligible for a Tears of Veeshan expansion discount (15%).

WEEKLY FEATURE

  • Loyalty items have been added into the Marketplace to make searching and purchasing them more convenient. These items are still for sale on the merchants.
  • [Ed Note:] As seen in the Producer’s Letter, over 100 new Loyalty items are being added.

Update Notes: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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Lets try this again.  Update notes from the official forums for 7 May 2014:

WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Two tiers of the Restored High Keep Guildhall are now available from the Antonica or Commonlands Guild Bell!
  • To obtain access to the Restored High Keep your guild must earn the Restored High Keep Guildhall Tier 2 or Tier 3 guild achievements by collecting High Keep Heartstones within High Keep Contested: The Bloodless Incursion.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
General

  • The chance for heroic zone bosses to drop Ethertouched Rune Patterns has increased from 8% to 15%.

Update Notes: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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Coinciding with today’s transition of all Gold subscribers (either Krono, 30-day Game Cards, or with recurring credit card) to All Access, there are also a number of update notes for EQ2:

HIGH KEEP
High Keep: The Bloodless Incursion [Contested] is now live and offers new challenges for groups of heroes brave enough to explore its halls! This contested version of High Keep can be accessed through the portal on Karak Peak in Vesspyr Isles. This zone is exclusively available to [All Access] members until May 13 2014.

Heritage Quest
Blood lines the hallways of High Keep, much of it the result of one man. Was he a hero or a traitor? Learn the truth and re-acquire a bloody weapon lost to the annals of time in the new heritage quest found within High Keep: The Bloodless Incursion!

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
General

  • Zordakalicus Ragefire, the Dragon Ancestral Champion, now drops rare items from any current heroic zone boss, in addition to his normal loot.

Accursed Sanctum

  • The minimum lockout has been reduced from 5 days to 3 days. The maximum lockout has not been changed.

Temple of Veeshan: Guardian’s Edifice

  • The power damage shield on Kelana in the Fire & Ice dragons encounter should no longer affect fighters.

Chelsith

  • Ground mounts can now be used in Chelsith.

Update Notes: Tuesday, 8 April 2014

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Fairly large update notes from the official forums.  Changes to taunts, 350 AAs, PvP updates, and mages say a fond farewell to carrying around a single, special arrow among other things.   Read the full notes after the break.

WEEKLY FEATURE

  • Players at level 95 can now level up their Alternate Advancements to level 350!

GENERAL

  • Mounted combat pets now retain their illusion form after the player lands with a flying or gliding mount.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
General

  • Respawn and evacuate locations have been added to The Trembling Lagoon, Dythra’s Lair, and Cleansing of the Cove. Previously, respawning and evacuating within these zones sent you to The Feerrott.
  • Level 1-19 human skeletons, found in Commonlands and Antonica, now have a 6% chance to drop “Bloody Robe.”

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
General

  • Most taunts and detaunts are four times more effective.
  • The effectiveness of taunts and detaunts will improve based on debuffs applied to an NPC’s related resistances. For example, a Scout’s Evade will be more effective when their target’s physical mitigation is debuffed.
  • Taunts and detaunts will now benefit from the effects of the hate gain modifier stat.

Channeler

  • Mists of Poison, Poison Bolt and Channeled Cleansing now trigger Calm Connection.

Fighters

  • Recklessness now grants -150% Hate Gain. Berserkers, Bruisers and Shadowknights now use the same suspension mechanics as Guardians, Monks and Paladins. It now suspends all incoming threat transfers while active.

Update Notes: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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From the EQ2 Forums:

All EverQuest 2 Servers will come down on March 11th, 2014 at 7:00 AM Pacific Time for an update. The expected downtime is approximately two hour.

Time Zone Conversions

  • PDT: March 11 @ 7:00am ~ 9:00am
  • EDT: March 11 @ 10:00am ~ Noon
  • GMT: March 11 @ 14:00 ~ 16:00
  • CET: March 11 @ 15:00 ~ 17:00
  • AEST: March 12 @ 12:01am ~ 2:00am

From the EQ2 Forums:

WEEKLY FEATURE

  • Weapon Damage Bonus and Spell Weapon Damage Bonus are now displayed under the Autoattack category in the character sheet window.
  • Max Health % is now displayed in the tooltip for Health in the character window.
  • Physical Damage Reduction % is now displayed in the tooltip for Mitigation in the character window.
  • The Etyma Merchant Delvakin in Falinpol has several new consumables that may be purchased to assist you on your adventures.
  • Those that have completed the quest ‘Putting the Rage in Ragefire’ may now purchase upgrades to some crafted consumables from Delvakin in Falinpol area of Vesspyr Isle.

Brewday Returns to Norrath — Runs March 6th to March 17th

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From the EQ2 Forums:

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It’s Brewday once again in Norrath, and there’s nothing like the Dwarven celebration of Brell and beer to bring your spirits up! Adventurers across Norrath are invited to sample exotic brews, complete festive quests, and visit the mysterious Bar of Brell.

New for 2014:
Beer Tokens: Better than real money (because beer!), this special currency is a new quest reward option and can be used to purchase event-exclusive items.

Brewday Recipes: Take a break from drinking to craft some brand new Brewday items! Balin Copperfoot in the Bar of Brell has copies of “Brewday Accouterments to Craft V,” as well as previous editions.

New Quests: There’s some strange noises coming from below the Bar of Brell, and it’s not the band, the brawlers, or the boasting patrons. Speak with the bartender to learn more!

Brewday Bounty: Visit merchant Balin Copperfoot in the Bar of Brell for seven new Brewday items.

Update Notes: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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From the EQ2 Forums:

WEEKLY FEATURE
Loyalty Merchant

  • Noble Tark Validus has a new item to assist gold members who wish to change their city alignment or betray their adventure profession.
  • Noble Toowik Mclure has new adventuring equipment available for sale.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
The Fabled Halls of Fate

  • Knockbacks should occur much less frequently.

Temple of Veeshan: Guardian’s Ediface [Raid]

  • Corrected a bug in the Pyrelord and Controller fight in which the same target was selected every time for the red and blue ground AEs. Targets are now selected randomly, as intended.

TRADESKILLS

  • All Player crafted Round Shields should once again be scout usable and grant agility.

ITEMS

  • Uplifting Procs no longer clear off the entire raid when a user dies or removes the item.

PVP

  • Legacy PvP adornments can now be used in PvP combat again.

Update Notes: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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From the EQ2 Forums:

GENERAL
New Achievements available for dedicated collection hunters!
Health Percentage will now show with the Detailed (Arrows) version of the target window if you have the option turned on.
Players’ preferred auto attack mode will now be restored after their possession of a target has concluded.

EQ2U Gains Full Recipe Support — Search, Details, Known Recipes

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Last month, we introduced a Known Recipes and Recipe Books feature, however it was lacking the some optimization and was affecting the overall performance of the site, so we temporarily took the feature offline.

I’m thrilled to announce that not only have we completed the optimization and restored these features, but we have also added full support for Recipes throughout EQ2U, including Recipe Search and Recipe Details!

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Search for Recipes at EQ2U!

If you have not read it, please read our past article:
Crack the Books with Recipes on EQ2U

after the jump, our EQ2U Recipes FAQ…

Update Notes: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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From the EQ2 Forums:

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Veteran Merchant

  • Added new items to both Veteran merchants; including several items that require gold membership to purchase.

Vesspyr Isles

  • Zaszea’s Armor Exchange will now correctly return a Cryptic Bracers Token when used on Cryptic Hive Aggressor’s Chain Bracers.
  • Cryptic Hammer Slammer Gauntlets now correctly require Cryptic Glove Token’s to purchase.

PVP

  • Completing Cleansing the Good (Level 90) will now correctly update the quest Learning the Path.

TRADESKILLS

  • Recipes from Advanced Armorer Volume 90 should now accept refined primary components.
  • Summon Artisan’s Gathering Goblin should no longer revert to a 12 hours recast time if you zone while the buff is active on your character.

Crack the Books with Recipes on EQ2U

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We are proud to announce that EQ2U has been updated with a new “Recipes” tab which allows you view Known Recipes and Known Recipe Books for EQ2 Characters!

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When viewing Recipes, the ItemBook, and Level columns can sorted or reverse sorted by clicking the column headers or spinner ().  To keep web browsers from exploding when trying to display 6,500 recipes, we’ve broken this data out into Tiers (0, 1-9, 10-19, 20-29, up to 90-95). Recipes can also be quickly filtered from the Category menu.

Gifts and Goblins: Frostfell returns to Norrath!

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From Erin Oakley on the EQ2 Forums:

The weather may be wintery, but the denizens of Norrath are full of holiday cheer! The annual celebration of Frostfell features gift giving, fabulous feasts, holiday crafts, and of course, Santa Glug and his helpers.

Interested in joining the fun? Travel to the Frostfell Wonderland Village by finding a magical wardrobe in Qeynos Province District, Freeport, Haven, Kelethin, Neriak, Gorowyn, or New Halas.

Frostfell will begin December 12, 2013, and run through January 9, 2014, so bundle up and join the fun!

Check Out all the new Frostfell Items @ EQ2Furniture

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What if someone could take a screenshot of every item that could be placed in a House, Guild Hall, or Dungeon, and then provide information about where that item is acquired, either from a Merchant, Recipe, or Quest.

Well you don’t need to wish any longer because such a site exists. Lera’s EQ2Furniture.com is a comprehensive catalogue of every house item in EQ2, with screenshots from multiple angles, as well as data on how to acquire each item. The vast majority of this information was hand-entered, so this has surely been a monumental undertaking.

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EQ2Traders: Frostfell 2013′s Snowy Facelift

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Frostfell this year has new quests, new crafts, and more things to do and acquire from the daily Gifts, Quests, and Crafting. Niami Denmother of EQ2Traders has once again covered them all in exquisite detail. First up is a revamped Frostfell Winterland Village (it’s no longer merely a clone of North Everfrost). Read her detailed article here:

<< Frostfell 2013: Snowy Facelift @ EQ2Traders >>

There is also a new Frostfell-themed Prestige House. Follow Niami as she goes on a detailed tour of this new arctic wonderland:

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<< Frostfell Dwelling Tour @ EQ2Traders >>

Finally, a much-requested feature of diehard crafters and lovers of all things Frostfell, permanent Frostfell Crafting Stations. If you want to discover these on your own, then don’t read the article below!!

<< Shiny Boxes All Do Hide @ EQ2Traders >>

EQ2 ZAM: Frostfell Returns to Norrath!

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From EQ2 ZAM:

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The season of giving and cheer has arrived! Frostfell will begin following the downtime on Thursday, December 12, and this year brings about a festive season of change.

This year Frostfell introduces one new quest, A Deepice Mystery, which explores the altered Frostfell Wonderland Village and must be completed before several older quests may be obtained. Many new craftables are available to tradeskillers this year, resulting in items such as Gingerbread Plushies and a Glacier building block set. Several returning quests have new reward choices or tokens added to them.

Players with extra “gifties” from the Gigglegibber Gifty Storehouse can exchange them for Frozen Tokens of E’ci on the Enchanted Lands dock. Santa Glug can be found with his bag of goodies inside the Frostfell Wonderland Village for players to receive their daily presents. Crafters can finally rejoice as they obtain the first ever Permanent Frostfell Crafting Stations!

ZAM is pleased to offer alt-a-holics an updated Frostfell Quest Tracker. Print it out and chart up to 15 of your characters’ progress. We also have an image gallery of the new zone which you can see by clicking on the image below. Happy Frostfell!

<< Jump to ZAM’s complete Frostfell Guides >>

On Test: Frostfell Brings New Zone, Recipes, Quests, and Achievements

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From the EQ2 Forums:

Frostfell is active on Test!

There’s plenty of Frostfell cheer throughout Norrath this season! Gigglegibbers and Frostfell elves are busy celebrating the holiday within the player cities, and encouraging everyone to visit the Frostfell Wonderland Village, accessed through the Magic Closets in Qeynos Province District, Freeport, Haven, Kelethin, Neriak, Gorowyn and New Halas. There you can assist Candice Cheriweth, Gardy Ex-Giftgiver, Mr. McScroogle, Queen Bunny, and Snarf Frostfoot with some holiday tasks, but only after you release them from their deep freeze! For those that have a talent for crafting, you can help Sogs Frostfoot, or gather presents to craft wondrous new Frostfell goodies for yourself. Don’t forget to log in each day and claim your extra-special Frostfell present from everyone’s favorite Frostfell Gigglegibber, Santa Glug!

Frostfell will hit live servers December 12th and end January 9, 2014 as per Kaitheel:

This event content is currently set to run 12/12/13 at 8am PST* through 01/09/14 at 7am PST* on the live servers.

Kaitheel also posted some interesting stats on Twitter:

 

Update Notes: Thursday, December 5, 2013

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From the EQ2 Forums:

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Vesspyr Isles

  • The teleporter in the Falinpol tower now has a much lower stun duration.

The Fractured Hive [Heroic]

  • Queen Meacidaris will no longer cast Wax Prison on players while they are knocked up into the air.

High Keep: The Pickclaw Depths [Advanced Solo]

  • The number of Pickclaws that are called by Bolgin at the onset of the encounter has been reduced by half, from 20 to 10.

EQ2Wire Tears of Veeshan FAQ Updates

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If you haven’t checked out the EQ2Wire Tears of Veeshan Frequently Asked Questions guide since the launch of the expansion two weeks ago, we’ve added some new questions and details!

  • Armor slots – Which armor slots drop from which Adv Solo and Heroic zones.
  • Bonus “column” heroic named — These appear at the end of heroic zones for players who have completed the Tears of Veeshan signature quest and drop tradeskill materials.
  • More ways to acquire Draconic Etyma – including the “Ancestral Champion” quest, as well as weekly and daily Tradeskill missions.
  • Cryptic (Adv Solo) and Arcane (T1 Heroic) armor upgrades — Cryptic and Arcane armor with 4 gems can be converted into a gem of the next tier PLUS all adornments (including white) are popped off with a conversion item that costs 10 Etyma. This takes a lot of the pain out of upgrading items!
  • Anchor Tags added to Tears of Veeshan FAQ allow you to link () a part of the FAQ to a friend.

 

Niami Denmother’s EQ2Traders Tears of Veeshan Guide

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Tears of Veeshan offers new Tradeskill quests, tradeskill collections, recipes, new tradeskill apprentice recipes, purple war runes you can craft, and Gemstones which can upgrade Advanced Solo and Heroic gear as well as many other new features. There’s also a great change to building blocks and a new pack pegasus.

From Niami Denmother of EQ2Traders:

There is quite a bit going on regarding crafting in the Tears of Veeshan expansion, and since one of the SOE Dev team, Caith, went to the trouble of putting together a master list for us for beta, I am taking that list and running with it.

Continue reading at EQ2Traders!

Update Notes: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 “Tears of Veeshan”

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Here are the Update Notes for the Tears of Veeshan expansion (ie Game Update 68) from the EQ2 Forums:


TEARS OF VEESHAN

After rediscovering Yelinak, now the steward of Vesspyr Isles alongside other fallen and familiar dragons, players learn of the time/space powers behind the Tear of Veeshan stolen by prismatic dragon Kerafyrm the Awakened. With Kerafyrm’s fearsome power looming over Norrath, players are called upon to shine light into the darkness brought on by the Awakened’s draconic army, and set the stage for a new Age to begin!

Features:

  • New class – Channeler!
  • New Dragon-themed AAs
  • AA limit increased to 340
  • New overland area, Vesspyr Isles – Adventure, amenities, quests, collections, and more!
  • Nine new dungeons
  • Two new raid zones
  • More Tradeskill and Tradeskill Apprentice Items
  • New PvP item tier

EverQuest II: Tears of Veeshan Beta Opening October 15, 2013

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From the EQ2 Forums:

Open Beta for EverQuest II: Tears of Veeshan will open tomorrow, on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. This is a great chance for players to check out the new Channeler class and new dragon-themed Alternative Advancement (AA) systems for each archetype. We’d love your feedback on these features, as well as other parts of the expansion! Beta will last until the launch of Tears of Veeshan onTuesday, November 12, 2013!

How to copy your Live and/or Test character over to the Beta server:

  • You can click the ‘Beta Copy’ button on the character create screen to copy the currently selected character.
  • You can log in your character and then use the /beta command.
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