Second Patch for Greenmist, Ascension Scrolls – December 6, 2016

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

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In light of the issues with the Kunark Ascending Signature Quest Reward “Dread’s Vision of Greenmist” being NO ZONE and with existing Ascension XP scrolls having their XP amounts cut in half, there is an unscheduled downtime happening in just a few minutes…

All US servers will come offline for unscheduled maintenance shortly. Downtime is anticipated to be less than 2 hours but we will provide updates should they become necessary.

People keep asking about a rollback. There should be no need for a rollback to restore people’s missing Greenmist weapons or the infusing and adornments which have been applied to them.

1:45pm UPDATE — US Servers are coming down in 15 minutes.

Update notes:

ITEMS

  • Corrected the issue with Dread’s Visage of Greenmist being marked no-zone.
  • Smoothed out the potency progression of raid accessories.

ASCENSION

  • All old ascension scrolls have been reverted back to granting 1,000,000 Guided Ascension xp, new scrolls from the masters grant 500,000.

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Comments (19)

  • Mikshana

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    Few minutes my.. foot. Oh well, *watches running puppies*

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  • PunchingSelfInFace

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    I am correct this will be the second “unscheduled maintenance” in less than 30 days? If they could start the patch right as the east cost players start to login…it would be great.

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  • Anaogi

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    Who on God’s green earth is minding the shop at Daybreak? How was the initial patch able to go live with those flaws? And nerfing the existing scrolls…!

    I am really starting to worry about the dev staff…it seems increasingly like they are in way over their heads…

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  • Alawi

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    I’ve been at this for 2 weeks – Ascension-wise – and the system still confuses me. I never know when or how long will scrolls last or how many i can keep or how much exp they take.

    I have a buff on and a scroll that i can get from trainer, but the system is confusing to me. It was not properly thought of by Daybreak.

    Is is 12 hours or 24 before I can go to a trainer and get another scroll?
    How many scrolls can I get?
    Why does exp stop suddenly?

    I loved the sig line and love the new Kunark themed expansion but things go downhill when you graduate to Ascension level – I dont like this system,

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  • ziplock

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    So I’ve just used 4 scrolls and I never even got a level, whereas before 3 got me a level for sure.

    How is this an improvement?

    Who are the supposed players that asked for this change?

    Isn’t this just going to be an obvious cash grab for Daybreak to make money by selling ascension vitality pots?

    This really stinks.

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    • Miragian

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      4 scrolls would be 2 million which isn’t enough for a level even at level 1 ascension. (500k x 4) I don’t beleive it was meant to be a level but it was a good step in trying to do something for those of us that got screwed because of bugs.

      Particularly if you realize just about “every” character got the 4 scrolls even those that aren’t even 100 as far as I can tell.

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      • Miragian

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        2.4 million if you are a subscriber. (Didn’t think of it until later)

        I am having a bit of an issue understanding how the exp you are suppose to gain automatically. I know it’s just the gainable goes up but it doesn’t seem to be accumulating on one character while it is on the other.

        And yes both have active acession bars. SK has gained about 50k since last night. Conj has gained 0 since yesterday’s patch.

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        • Caam

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          One note the devs made is that a character does not start earning the hourly increase until they are logged in at least once after the patch. Once they have been logged in, they will earn the increase while offline.

          If you looked at your conjy but that was the first login, they would not have earned anything at that point. Check again now that you’ve logged it in.

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  • Skovri

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    What about those of us who unpacked our 4 scrolls before the patch and were the ones who found out they were not 1 million exp each an got shafted out of a couple million ascension exp?

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    • Miragian

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      The 4 scrolls were never meant to be 1 million as far as I understand, only the old ones are 1 million (as in prior to the patch)

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      • Skovari

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        Then why when I unpacked them on my Bard after the server came from the patch were they 500k, but that night after the patch when I unpacked them on my beast lord they were 1 million?

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        • Feldon

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          After much complaining, the existing scrolls were changed back to 1 million which is what they were. The new scrolls are 500k (or 600k, or 650k for All Access and Guild Level 200 respectively).

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          • Archangel

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            First due to bugs on their side, DBG cut the Ascension leveling time in half.

            Second due to more bugs, DBG makes new scrolls with half the ‘xp’. From one million to half-a-million. Effectively doubling the amount of time it takes to use them.

            One-half times two equals one.

            Isn’t this the definition of ‘back to square one’?

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          • Caam

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            You left out the fact that you are now earning available xp every hour, even if you are not logged in, which was not the case before. So you have not lost any potential, in fact, you gained some available xp each day between the scrolls and the hourly increases.

            I guess people are going to complain regardless, even when they don’t have all the facts and things are actually better than they were before.

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          • Archangel

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            Interesting. I haven’t seen One point of “not logged in” xp. I.E. there’s been zero change in Ascension leveling, for multiple alts.

            Meaning it’s not a complaint. It’s a factual observation.

            Whereas there are always posts all over the internet, that are thin versions of company PR.

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          • Feldon

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            It was in the update notes.

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          • Feldon

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            FAQ incoming.

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          • Skovri

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            But if you had already used the existing scrolls thinking they were correct, you lost out. No fix for that.

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  • Alawi

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    The whole Ascension scroll thing is unnecessarily complicated and most of all aggravating to the average player.

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