The Test server was updated last night with a number of tweaks, fixes, and improvements.
First up, the Housing and Leaderboards windows have been merged into a new megawindow. From Ahma:
We’ve added a new window: Housing and Leaderboards. This UI element, which can be accessed via the EQII menu and from the Housing and Leaderboards buttons to the right of the EQII menu, combines some old windows and allows easy access to many housing related features. It allows you to manipulate all your current houses, browse and buy new houses, visit houses associated with the current zone you are in, and view the current housing leaderboards. Please check it out and give us your feedback!
Next, the monthly Moonlight Enchantments event is gaining 2 new quests and 23 new item rewards:
- “Comforting Confections” – Speak with Shasta Evergreen in the Enchanted Zygomyd Grotto
- “Blooming Good Tea” – Speak with Odeyana in the Enchanted Fay Grotto
This one is not actually on Test, but Caith is seeking feedback on Tradeskill Recipes, specifically whether “temporary” recipes like Quest recipes and Daily Mission recipes should be auto-deleted from recipe books to reduce clutter. Some characters have upwards of 7,000 recipes and this adds to loading time when zoning and using crafting tables:
Since we have seen some feedback on quest recipes auto deleting themselves from your recipe book, I wanted to use this thread to discuss the pro’s and cons of doing so, and whether or not the tradeskill community as a whole feels this feature is generally having a positive or negative impact.
Previously, quest recipes once scribed were left in your recipe book permanently. This allowed you to always have access to the recipe as long as you have ever had access to the recipe previously. The downside of this is the ever expanding size of a recipe book, which effects zoning and load times as well as simply leaving ever more recipes to search through.
Currently on a few quests, such as the daily tradeskill apprentice mission, the recipes used in the quest will remove themselves from your recipe book as soon as you turn in the quest. This allows us to clean up recipes that are not used outside of a specific quest, which will overall reduce the size of a recipe book, allowing us to remove quest recipes that do not serve a purpose outside of the quest that they are used for.
Before we make any further changes, we would like to hear your thoughts on the matter.
and finally, it looks like some much-needed fixes are currently on Test and I guess we’ll see some or all of these go Live on Tuesday. Maybe I’ll be able to complete the Cobalt Scar questlines with my ranger:
- Meru should no longer mysteriously die during Gifts From Prexus.
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