Update Notes: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 & 4 Hour Downtime

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

From the EQ2 Forums:

US EverQuest II Live Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 4:00AM PDT* for an update. Estimated downtime is four hours.

EU EverQuest II Live Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at approximately 4:00AM PDT* for an update. (Approx. 11:00AM London Time on March 10, 2015). Estimated downtime is four hours.

Alle deutschsprachigen Server werden um 12:00 CET am 10.03.2015 zwecks einer Serveraktualisierung heruntergefahren. Die vorgesehene Stillstandszeit wird etwa 4 Stunde(n) betragen.

Le serveur de langue française sera arrêté à 12:00 CET le 10-03-2015 pour une mise à jour du serveur. Le temps d’arrêt sera d’environ 4 heures.

and from the EQ2 Forums, in addition to the usual types of fixes, it looks like a new type of scaling White Adornment is coming out which will be crafted with materials from super-rare nodes or a satchel purchased from the Marketplace. We’re not going to jump to any conclusions until we see the mechanic of how this all works. Not surprisingly, Dethdlr, who just spent weeks redoing his Adornment Calculator, is now having a conniption fit.

Full update notes after the jump…

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Castle Highhold: Thresinet’s Den [Heroic]

  • Vexven Mucktail will now spawn with fewer Mucktail gnoll skeletons defeated.

Precipice of Power [Raid]

  • Karana’s “Muscle Lock” spell should no longer spam onscreen messages. It will print the messages to chat instead for those engaged in the encounter.

ITEMS

  • Endemic Shoes of the Augur no longer have an appearance of a robe.
  • Guise of the Coercer’s reuse time has been reduced.
  • Altar of Malice Advanced Solo and Heroic boss encounters now have a chance to drop Malice Shards. Malice shards may be used to purchase armor from the Barter and Exchange merchant.
  • Greater Offensive Focus adornments have had prose tweaked to be clearer that they increase ability damage only.
  • Unquestionable Fury may now be used by Warriors and Crusaders.
  • The Ancient Plundered Shank should now use the piercing skill for determine damage rating.
  • Cloaks and Belts from Altar of Malice zones have had their stats redistributed.
  • Cloaks and Belts from Altar of Malice zones have had their tables simplified to avoid very large tables.
  • Cloaks and Belts from Altar of Malice zones all now have either weapon skills or casting skills.

TRADESKILLS

  • Two versions of the [eq2u]Tradesman’s Satchel[/eq2u] will be added to the marketplace shortly after this update. When unpacked in your inventory these satchels will grant a large amount of common harvestable resources as well as a chance at bonus items. Possible bonus items include spellshards/foundations for the appropriate tier as well as new components used in the crafting of new and powerful white adornments that grow in power as you level. Recipes for these new adornments may be purchased off of adornment recipe merchants.
  • Rare Provisioner Harvests have been added to garden nodes of all types, recipes that use these new harvests have been added to existing recipe books at level 1 and 10, and new Advanced Provisioner recipe books which can be purchased from any recipe vendor.

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Comments (14)

  • Daalilama

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    Poor Dethdlr…its almost like they waited until he finished his revamp to release this….

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    • Dedith

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      This, I do not doubt. 👿

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  • TheSauce

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    What? The white adorn mats are marketplace only? Seriously? Nowhere does it say they are available from nodes, only the provisioner ones.

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  • Striinger

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    Could this be the beginning of the PTW conversion?
    I wonder if we will get mythical treasure chests that require ultra rare keys (or purchasable keys using EQ cash)? That’d be so awesome! I would finally have time to do that online course I want to do. LoL

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    • GriffonLady

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      I thought SOE was NOT bought by Perfect world? This is starting to resemble it, with the gambling real money for MAYBE getting a shard/ingredient/jewel or what have you. /shudder I don’t want to play perfect world. /..\ The gambling for fluff was bad enough… Perfect world got to the point you can’t even do endgame content unless you gambled for gems to make items, items to add things to, blabla bla till you finally got the top tier item. Each step took a lot of money, and each step you had a chance of things blowing up and getting nothing, having to start a ground 0… I didn’t stay long enough there to get past the low level gear… I could have bought a house for the amount some people spent to get a single item put together. And those people waited in the PVP areas to splatter everyone else. I think Perfect World was actualy was some weird level of hell. o.0

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  • Terrius

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    Den mom and others have confirmed they also drop from regular nodes but they are super rare, some are reporting even rarer than spellshards.

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  • Ebofu

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    PTW has existed for a long time in this game, don’t be melodramatic.

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    • GriffonLady

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      Could you show some examples? Up until the lvl 85s and 90s, there were just a few potions that honestly don’t make a huge difference. Sure, you could skip a quest to get a flying mount, but if you call that PTW, well… who’s melodramatic now? o.0

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  • bhagpuss

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    Hang on a minute… Provisioners are getting rares and Advanced Books? And this isn’t the major headline? I know I’m not playing regularly right now but as a Provisioner from launch this sounds like some of the biggest EQ2 news I’ve heard in years!

    Was this expected? Did I miss some previous announcement? Or is it straight out of the blue as it seems?

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    • Katz

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      If they said anything about this happening I missed it. I think its out of the blue. It will be interesting to see what the recipes are. I would guess they have been working on this a while.

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  • Avithax

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    Woot new provi recipies for all of our raid toons between level 1 and 99!

    Wait…. didn’t they do that with reactants already?

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  • Antonia Bayles Bit on the side

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    4 hour update? *sigh*

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  • Liftik

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    New Food / Drink no crit chance? booooo!!

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    • Rebelde

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      For casters drink is nice, food not much.

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