Update Notes: Tuesday February 5, 2019

ZONES / POPULATION
Eryslai: The Empyrean Steppes [Mythic Raid]

  • Pherlondien Clawpike should now properly update the mission "Transcripts from the Element Planes [Raid I]" instead of "Transcripts from the Element Planes [Raid II]".

Vegarlson: Upheaval [Raid]

  • Sergie the Blade's "Earthen Power" buff has been reduced in regards to outgoing melee damage.

Vegarlson: Upheaval [Mythic Raid]

  • Sergie the Blade has had her maximum health reduced.
  • Warlord Gintolaken has had his buffs corrected.

Palace of Roehn Theer [Raid]

  • Roehn Theer, Chaos has had his outgoing melee damage reduced to be more appropriate to players' health pools.

TRADESKILLS

  • Raid Celestial Weapons Recipes will now return 45 of the elemental ores required for the recipe if the recipe is failed instead of 5. Beware not to fail reactions!

ITEMS

  • Corrected a bug that prevented the Empowerment of Aniquilacion, Pingyuan Diqu, Zou Kunnen itemsets from casting their Chaos Descending spell effects.
  • Skull of the Damned - Collectible item is now spelled correctly.
  • Frostfell Merry Kitten - Familiar now has a proper description.
  • Patchcraft Growler - Familiar's description has been corrected.

MISSIONS

  • Raid missions now reward a miscbag that allows the player choose between 2 of either Celestial Obsidian Ore, Celestial Earthen Ore, or Celestial Zephyren Crystal.

Kander's Candor: Return of Nagafen - Seasonal PvP

Hello fellow Norrathians!

 

I am here to talk about the return of Nagafen as a Seasonal PvP Server... and the beta that will start on February 5th!

We have been working to bring PvP back to EverQuest II with renewed excitement! In approaching Nagefen, we wanted to improve on and make changes based on what we learned from the Deathtoll PvP server. We're looking for feedback and testers in a beta before we make any moves towards a full launch, so here's a look at what we to expect right out of the gate. 

 

NAGAFEN

 

To get started, Nagefen is a seasonal PvP server that will require membership. Seasons are planned to last three months: the first month featuring vanilla EverQuest II, the second unlocking Deserts of Flame, and the third unlocking Kingdom of Sky, followed by a short break. Future seasons may unlock different expansions.

 

During a season, everyone will be able to earn unique titles and a special set of Nagafen appearance armor if they complete certain season-specific objectives. For season one, that means racking up enough kills to earn The Dreadnaught appearance armor. Plus, the character with the most unique kills will earn a unique title - the only one on the entire server. When a season ends, these rewards will carry over to future seasons so you can display your PvP prowess. 

 

Perhaps most importantly, Nagafen will be a free-for-all PvP server. That’s right, factionless PvP. If you are a Qeynosian and you want to take out other Norrathians from your city, feel free! Grouped characters will be able to avoid the friendly fire of PvP combat. 

 

Just remember, your actions will be remembered. Your reputation will follow you on Nagafen. That's because you can only create one character, and you will be known for both your victories and your crimes! Your choices in this world will matter. 

 

Also, Nagafen is all about the PvP. Keeping that in mind, experience will best be gained through direct PvP combat. Want to level up fast? Get out there and fight! But also, be careful. Nagefen will also be a Free-Trade server. This means items can be looted from fallen foes, so make sure you attune your items so you don't drop them when someone ganks you!

 

About your items, we are rebalancing early game itemization and implementing custom rulesets that will allow for tailored itemization on unique servers. This means we can tune the content to more closely resemble original PvE and PvP combat. We are bringing the stats closer to how they were at launch so that items complement PvP and do not “make or break” anyone's experience.

 

Plus, Marketplace items will be very limited. We expect bags, ground mounts, and expendables to be available, but not much more. 

 

Finally, in the spirit of competition, we also have built all new in-game Scoreboards! There will be scoreboards for total kills, unique kills, and more. Keep track of who's after who on the server... and who needs to have a bounty issued for their head!

 

BETA

 

We are looking forward to getting this beta started, and we’ll be asking for lots of feedback from those who participate to help us make it even better. Our goal is to relive as much of the glory days of EverQuest II PvP as possible, and bring back the rakish spirit of the Nagafen community. It’s something we have really wanted to do for a while, and hope everyone will be on board.

 

So just to recap:

 

  • Nagafen is a seasonal, free-for-all PvP server.
  • Nagafen is a Free-Trade server, where most items are tradeable. 
  • Beta access is free, but live will require membership.
  • In-game scoreboards will keep track of the top killers.
  • Only one character is allowed per account. 
  • Stats will be customized and updated for PvP and balance. 

 

Answers to some of your questions before you ask:

 

  • Channelers and Beastlords will not be available for this season of PvP.
  • Spell research will not be available on Nagafen.
  • Familiars will not be available on Nagafen.
  • Experience potions will not be available on Nagafen.

 

We can't wait for you to join us for the Seasonal Nagafen PvP server beta on Feburary 5th! We're really looking forward to your contributions and feedback.

Kyle “Kander” Vallée
Lead Designer, EverQuest II

Update Notes: Tuesday January 29, 2019

ZONES / POPULATION
Icy Keep: Retribution

  • Base population within the zone have had their health adjusted to be more appropriate.



ITEMS

  • The Ascension of Destruction effect from Empowerment of Aniquilacion will now modify Ethermancy II.
  • Ascension of Magic from Empowerment of Zou Kunnen will now modify Frozen Heavens II and Virulent Outbreak II.
  • All tradeable adornments should now be able to be placed into adornment depots.
  • Insignia of the Guardian - Collectible name is now correct.
  • Tempestorill's Hands of Gusting Winds - Armor name now has proper grammar.
  • Terranaut's Shining Band - Item name now spelled correctly.

Producer's Letter: 20 Years of Norrath

Greetings, Norrathians!

 

As you may know, this year we are celebrating the launch of the original EverQuest, which shipped 20 years ago. Not to be outdone, EverQuest II is celebrating an incredible 15 years of adventure itself this year! Where does the time go, my friends?

EverQuest II will be participating in the EverQuest anniversary celebrations around March 16 with unique in-game content in the Plane of Mischief and a new progression server! The exact details and rules of this server will be announced as we get closer to that date in March, but we wanted to give everyone enough time to grab their guildies and start prepping for that launch.

But there's more coming! Next week we are preparing to kick off the Beta of a new event server, called Nagafen (of course), with revamped-back-to-old-school PvP and a seasonal approach.  Lots of stuff has been ripped out to get it as close to original PvP gameplay as possible. Look for Kander to give you dates and details on the server next week. If it gets a good following in Beta, we'll look to launching it live!

There’s more than likely to be a few more announcements coming as we celebrate EQ and EQII and what makes our games great – YOU, the community. We are also working on an IRL get-together with our players this year in the summertime and will announce details around March! We want to celebrate with you! 

And of course, we will have EQ2’s 15th anniversary plans for November this year, as well as another expansion that will take you to a whole new unexplored location of lore and legend. (A terrible hint, but that’s all I’m willing to say this early!)

I promise you that our dedication to you and this game is unwavering. Every moment we share here is focused on bringing this Norrathian fantasy to life every day, year after year. And we aren’t stopping – not by a long bowshot. The world of EverQuest has a bright future.

This game, and our livelihoods, have lasted these many years because of our players and fans. I, and our team here, are very humbled to have been on this rare and wonderful ride as we’ve grown and changed with you to become one of the deepest and friendliest MMOs around.

Please join us as we LIVE THE LEGACY of EverQuest and EverQuest II this year!

 

Cheers, adventurers!

 

Holly “Windstalker” Longdale

Executive Producer

Update Notes: Wednesday January 23, 2019

ZONES / POPULATION
Chaos Descending Raids

  • Entering a raid zone will now produce a lockout regardless of the reason for zoning in. This only applies to raid zones in Chaos Descending and going forward should the need for it continue. This change may be temporary depending on further investigation.

Doomfire: The Molten Caldera [Mythic Raid]

  • Corrected an issue during the Pyronis encounter that would cause the boss to get stuck looping his mechanics and creating high zone lag.
  • Pyronis should now correctly activate without having to defeat General Reparm.

Throne of Storms

  • Decanus Prime Vundr will now successfully shape change into his lion form even if slain in one-shot, allowing for the zone to progress as intended.

ITEMS

  • An upgrade for the Emboldened Clawed Earthcrafter's Pendant may now be purchased from Rayburn Franchot for characters who have completed the Clawed Earthcrafter's Pendant collection as well as the "Triumph: A Tier Above", "Triumph: Another Tier Above" and "Triumph: Yet Another Tier Above" achievements.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented Fragment's of Planar Energy from dropping from tier 2 heroic end boss encounters.
  • Enoxus, Cloud Cleaver: Potency increased by 8.5, Crit Bonus increased by 15, Primary Attributes increased by 134, Stamina increased by 134, Crit Chance increased by 7.4, DPS increased by 34.1, Ability Mod increased by 435, Flurry increased by 1.2
  • Staff of Toxic Horror: Potency increased by 8.5, Crit Bonus increased by 15, Primary Attributes increased by 134, Stamina increased by 134, Crit Chance increased by 7.4, Casting Time increased by 10.5, Ability Mod increased by 435, Spell Double Attack increased by 1
  • Sublime Staff of Deathdealing: Potency increased by 8.3, Crit Bonus increased by 15, Primary Attributes increased by 129, Stamina increased by 129, Crit Chance increased by 7.3, DPS increased by 33.3, Ability Mod increased by 423, Reuse Speed increased by 3.1, Casting Skills increased by 52
  • Ykeshan Bear will once again scale appearance with level properly.
  • Celestial Rune: Despoil will now enhance Erosion II
  • Celestial Rune: Fellowship of Stone will now enhance Obsdian Mind II
  • Celestial Rune: Fissure of Ice - Corrected an issue that decreased the combat mitigation reduction of Brittle Armor II
  • Celestial Rune: Illuminated Bonds will now enhance Virulent OUtbreak II
  • Celestial Rune: Paragon will now enhance Ethermancy II
  • Mark of Mollusks is now spelled correctly.
  • Elegant Seashell is now spelled correctly.
  • Javonn's Glowing Neckguard is now spelled correctly.
  • The Caertaxian Hunter's Cincture is no longer mage only.

Update Notes: Tuesday January 15, 2019

ZONES / POPULATION
Chaos Descending Raids

  • Drop rate for the Celestial Zephyren Crystal, Celestial Obsidian Ore, and Celestial Earthen Ore have been increased across all raid bosses.
    • Tier 1 bosses will have a 25% chance
    • Tier 2 bosses (non-zone boss) will have a 50% chance
    • Tier 3+ bosses and zone bosses will have a 100% chance
  • Mythic versions of bosses will use the same drop rate as normal version of the encounter.

Vegarlson: Upheaval [Raid]

  • Sergie the Blade has had her damage per increment for the "Earthen Power" ability adjusted.

Doomfire: The Molten Caldera [Mythic Raid]

  • The Brittle Magma Gem can now be used within the zone, regardless of which zone the gem was obtained from.

Plane of Justice: Scales of Justice [Raid]

  • The entrance for this zone has been merged with the normal Plane of Justice portal to avoid conflicting portals.

Eryslai: The Empyrean Steppes [Mythic Raid]

  • Encounters (Boss and Base Population) should now spawn the appropriate version and drop the correct rewards.

The Palace of Roehn Theer [TLE]

  • Roehn Theer, Chaos has had his outgoing auto attack values reduced.
  • Roehn Theer has had his maximum health reduced.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Corrected an issue with the achievement "Triumph: Weathering the Upheaval" where Vegerogus would not properly update.

ITEMS

  • Celestial Voidwrought Runes will now correctly apply their bonus in Planes of Prophecy raid zones.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented black adornment slots from displaying on Gemcrafted and higher armor tiers.

Update Notes: Tuesday January 8, 2019

ZONES / POPULATION
Chaos Descending Heroics

  • Dispels will more reliably work against all heroic bosses if they have any increments of their deathblow inflicting buffs.

Awuidor: The Adumbral Depths [Contested Raid]

  • Corrected an issue that would cause the center portal to Coirnav to get stuck visible when it cannot be accessed (it was still unable to be entered in this state).

Awuidor, the Dark Fathoms [Public Quest]

  • Crushing Corals, cast by coral titans, inflicts less damage to health and mana.

Eryslai: The Empyrean Steppes [Raid]

  • The Avatars of Wind encounter should no longer have all 4 bosses casting their "Obliterate Mortal" ability. It should now be limited to two of the Avatars using this ability.

Eryslai: The Midnight Aerie [Heroic]

  • Vorladien spawn (prismatic spiderlings) will no longer gain benefits from Prevailing Winds II.

Eryslai, the Kingdom of Wind

  • The Public Quest stormrider, Wizziwix, will cast Air up There less frequently.

Eryslai: Trials of Air [Event Heroic]

  • Damage from Quarez's Hot Head has been reduced.

Vegarslon, the Earthen Badlands

  • Moved a stuck basilisk lair.

Vegarlson: Upheaval [Raid]

  • Sergie the Blade should no longer attempt to hide behind locked doors. She will try but we unlocked the doors. Shhh... Don't tell her!

Ragrax: Sepulcher of the Twelve [Raid]

  • Removed "Protection of Earth" spell from tier1 Rathe Council members.

TRADESKILLS

  • Reduced the chance to harvest roots from bush nodes.
  • The recipe book for Academic's Saddle Recipes is now actually called Academic's Saddle Recipes.
  • Dhalgar Stone Dais recipe is now spelled correctly.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Perfection Raid: Vegerogus should now update properly. Players who have already completed portions of this achievements should gain those updates retroactively.

ITEMS

  • When you level equipment that is reforged, the reforging will be removed and the equipment will be granted a free reforge.
  • Uri's Blessed Fishing Pole harvesting bonus has been reduced to 18.
  • Descriptions have been added to the following: purified arborian wedge, purified azure sapphire, purified casiun root, purified needlescale hide and purified golden fleck.
  • Sunbird's Ring of Dense Flames is now named Sunbird's Bracelet of Dense Flames.
  • Manacrush's Crusher - Name is now spelled correctly.
  • Sword of the Gall - Has a more appropriate icon now.

QUESTS

  • The Planar Chronicler Vol. 2 weekly mission giver in Myrist, the Great Library, will now properly offer all solo outdoor missions individually.
  • Uncover the Caches - Certain shrubbery in The Forest Ruins can only be interacted with while this quest is active.

Chaos Descending Mythic Raids

  • Mythic Raids should now properly look for the correct flag to enter their zones.

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Update Notes: Tuesday December 18, 2018

ZONES / POPULATION
Vegarlson: Upheaval [Raid]
  • Sergie the Blade can now be tracked and will no longer hide in stealth.
Vegarlson: Council's Stronghold [Solo]
  • Updated the location of a shiny that spawned underground.
Vegarlson: Sepulcher of the Twelve [Raid]
  • Base population and bosses within the zone should no longer apply both normal buffs and mythic buffs.
Eryslai: The Empyrean Steppes [Raid]
  • Rinturion Windblade should no longer heal to full when he splits into multiple versions of himself.
  • The Avatars of Wind should no longer heal to full when a member of the group dies.
Eryslai: The Midnight Aerie [Heroic]
  • The auto-attack damage of Prosperon the Tempest has been reduced.
Eryslai: Winds of Twilight [Public Quest]
  • The number of objectives to complete the first stage has been reduced to 50, and any combination of mobs slain can increment the stage's objectives.
  • Damage output from all mobs has been reduced.
  • Prashnar will go to ground with fewer prismatic spiders slain.
Awuidor: The Veiled Precipice [Solo]
  • Fixed an issue that prevented a shiny from being collected.
Awuidor: the Nebulous Deep [Heroic] and [Solo]
  • Added additional zone-outs to the first tower.
The Icy Keep
  • To ensure no movable planks disappear upon re-entering The Icy Keep, they now revert to their home location when the last person in the zone leaves.
ITEMS
  • Algae Covered Staff - Item name is now spelled correctly.
  • Sash of Fiery Vengeance - Item name is now spelled correctly.
QUESTS
  • Distillation Inspiration - Players on Fallen Gate should once again be able to purchase the resonance distillationificator component required.
  • Mission NPCs should no longer offer appear to offer a mission that is currently listed as completed in your quest journal.
TRADESKILLS
  • Etherium Greatsword of Energy - Recipe is now spelled correctly.

TIME-LOCKED SERVER
Continued health adjustments to Sentinel's Fate raid targets

Complete item updates at: https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq2/index.php?threads/update-notes-tuesday-december-18-2018.587879/#post-6533405

 

Update Notes: Thursday December 13, 2018

GENERAL

  • /cureplayer will now use newer tradeskilled alchemy cure potions.

USER INTERFACE

  • Fixed an issue where window splitter positions (e.g. divider in the Quests tab of the Journal window) were not being applied correctly when reading UI settings, causing it to revert to default split values.

ZONES / POPULATION
Vegarlson: Upheaval [Raid]

  • Base population within the zone should no longer despawn if you leave the zone and return later.
  • Sergie the Blade should no longer allow specific mischievous little gnomes to save raiders from fail conditions!
  • Sergie the Blade's counters should grow more slowly.

Doomfire: The Molten Caldera [Raid]

  • Corrected an issue that would cause Chancellor Traxom and Chancellor Kirtra to not register their accurate location with each other.
  • Jopal the Thief has been reprimanded for casting more increments of "Placebo Cure" than he should be. An investigation into the shady tactics of the Jopal has been launched! Tricksy Jopals...

Vegarlson: Sepulcher of the Twelve [Raid]

  • This zone is once again available.
  • The revive option should no longer show as invalid.
  • The teleporter to the 4th floor should no longer take you to the incorrect floor.

(Time-Locked Expansion) Sentinel's Fate Raids

  • Health and offensive capabilities have been increased for all raid bosses.

ITEMS

  • Infusing an item will now attune it to you.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented some Chaos Descending adornments from counting towards item sets.

TRADESKILLS

  • Tradeskill Writs no longer need to be turned into the quest giver and will auto-complete after finishing the final combine.
  • Guild harvesters will now offer the daily Planes of Prophecy and Chaos Descending harvesting missions, even if their minions are out gathering early expansion harvests.

DRUNDER

  • Purchasing an armor piece from the armor merchants in Myrist will now grant a Drunder specific account flag that will allow purchasing higher tier armor and purchasing for alts. This update will not add flags retroactively.

ITEMS

  • Equipping or purchasing Implacable now requires an account flag that is granted upon obtaining Inexorable. Characters who have previously obtained Inexorable have had this flag added to their accounts.
  • Chaos Descending Beta Infuser's have been removed from the game. Characters who exploited the Chaos Descending Beta Infuser's will have the modified items reset to base values.

More Item Details Over At: https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq2/index.php?threads/update-notes-thursday-december-13-2018.587824/#post-6532918