Test Update 2/12

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Test Update 2/12

Postby Caladain » Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:43 pm

*** Highlights ***

- EverQuest's 16th anniversary is approaching soon! Look for new and old celebration events appearing in the Plane of Knowledge starting on March 16th! As always, the Mechanical Fortune Teller can direct you to events that are available.
- By popular request, a new item has been added to the marketplace: Hero's Forge Armor Crate! Combine a full matching suit of Hero's Forge Armor (Helm, Chest, Arms, Wrist, Hands, Legs, Feet) in the Hero's Forge Armor Crate to receive a single, stackable item. The Hero's Forge Armor Crate can only be used once.
- The Bottle of Adventure IV is now available in the Marketplace.
- Tricorne hats are now available for participation in The Darkened Sea beta. The hat can be converted into an ornament if you have Hero's Forge.


*** Advanced Loot System ***

- For information and posting bugs/comments specifically about the advanced loot system, please use this thread- The new loot system is not slated for a Live release in February and we need as much feedback as possible on Test.
- The Advanced Loot System is now enabled by default on Test.
- Fixed an issue that was causing this system to crash players with custom UIs.
- Added new channels for random roll chat messages.
- Fixed several missing string errors related to activating or deactivating the Advanced Looting System.

*** Items ***

- By popular request, a new item has been added to the marketplace: Hero's Forge Armor Crate! Combine a full matching suit of Hero's Forge Armor (Helm, Chest, Arms, Wrist, Hands, Legs, Feet) in the Hero's Forge Armor Crate to receive a single, stackable item. The Hero's Forge Armor Crate can only be used once.
- The Bottle of Adventure IV is now available in the Marketplace.
- Bayle Marks can now be traded.
- August Bounder armor now has a required level of 101 and a recommended level of 105.
- Tricorne hats are now available for participation in The Darkened Sea beta. The hat can be converted into an ornament if you have Hero's Forge.
- Greatly increased the drop rates of Briny Essences from rare NPCs and mission chests.
- Greatly increased the drop rates of Castaway, Tideworn, and Highwater armor pieces.
- Made the following modifications to the Decorative Dummies sold by Brent Harnak in Sunrise Hills:
- - The Combat Dummies can now be placed inside personal housing in addition to guildhalls.
- - The Combat Dummies can now have their level, armor class and body type modified.
- - Three new ranks of Combat Dummies that coincide with the most recent difficulty types of NPCs (Rena, Sana, Taza) are now for sale.
- - All ranks of Combat Dummies now have lore text that should better describe their intended level of power.
- Replaced all Call of the Forsaken gemstone drops with Rain of Fear gemstones in the Heart of Fear zone.
- Corrected an error that prevented Bags of Doubloons from being opened.


*** Tradeskills ***

- August Bounder armor now has a required level of 101 and a recommended level of 105.
- AC on The Darkened Sea cloth cultural armor and seals is now more consistent.


*** Quests & Events ***

- Captain Tita's Ghost (Raid) - Fixed a bug that was causing the Phasmia Ledalus to do considerably more melee damage than was intended.
- Captain Tita's Ghost (Raid) - Adjusted Tita's melee damage increase to occur more quickly only if the majority of her reinforcements are "Annoyed" rather than just "Bored."
- Captain Tita's Ghost (Raid) - Adjusted the Phasmia Vitali so that their use of Pillar of Claws more closely matches their behavior in raid 1.
- Defense of the City (Raid) - This raid will no longer drop spell essences other than Minor Essence of the Citadel.
- Principal Vicarium Noma (Raid) - Fixed a problem that could cause this event to reset if it was successfully beaten very close to the hard reset timer (45 minutes).
- All progression raids in Arx Mentis now drop four to eight Essences of the Citadel.
- A Cunning Plan (Raid) - Mephit minions in this Lichen Creep raid now send their target a message when using their Clawed Swipe ability from afar.
- Corrected an issue with the achievement 'The Tavern at the End of Norrath (Raid).' It now correctly checks for the completion of 'Field of Scale - Confrontation.'
- Those seeking the elusive sphinx Isilisinisusurpa should inquire with Noble Sivrn as to her whereabouts.


*** Spells ***

- Added an additional restriction to all Twincast effects that allows specific spells to be fully damage focused but not Twincast. Existing abilities were not changed except where noted below.
- Druid - Winter's Wildflame Frostbite and Burn can now be fully focused, but excluded them from being Twincast individually. The base spell can still be Twincast.
- Ranger - Summer's Cyclone Burn and Splash can now be focused fully but will not be Twincast individually (Summer's Cyclone can still be Twincast).
- Ranger - Flusterbolt and Blusterbolt now scale their resistance modifiers as you level. High level mobs should no longer resist these abilities as often.
- Shaman - Renamed the version of Mammoth's Force and Preeminent Foresight given by all ranks of Unity of the Doomscale to Mammoth's Force III and Preeminent Foresight III to signify that the buffs given by all three ranks are equivalent and at maximum effectiveness.
- Wizard - Modified Wildflash Barrage subcomponents so that only the base spell will use Twincast counters.


*** NPC ***

- Researcher Orbiana will now sell all Essences of the Citadel if you have completed the raids they drop from.
- Vendors around Norrath have agreed to accept less profit when selling Nobles to adventurers. You can now purchase them for a closer amount to their selling price than before.
- A Priest of Discord has taken residence in the northwestern section of the Guild Lobby. All Priests of Discord have readopted their old habit of destroying items that are handed to them.
- The Animated Tomes in the Dreadspire library will now respawn much more quickly.
- Corrected the appearance of Raveners in Kaesora.


*** AA ***

- Modified Bestial Alignment to change Wood Elf characters into Treants instead of wolves.


*** Progression Servers ***

- Extra mercenary slots can now be purchased on Progression servers.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- If a player picks up a lore ground spawn item they already own, they can now again see the item without requiring that the player change zones or log out and back in.
- Fixed a building in Nedaria's Landing which has missing geometry.
- Fixed various links inside the help and petition system to point to daybreakgamecompany instead of SOE.
- Changed some of the references to Sony Online Entertainment to Daybreak Game Company and from SOE to DBG.


*** UI ***

- Fixed an issue with popup windows where the text on buttons and window heading text was sometimes displaying old data.
- Fixed a grammatical issue in the race change window from "and your bind location to be changed" to "and your bind location will be changed".
- The dynamic zone and guild management window minimum sizes can now be changed in the xml files.
- Fixed an issue with list windows when clicking column headers when not scrolled to the top of the list.
- Fixed a bug where some text could overlap in the item window.

- Changed -

- EQUI_DynamicZoneWnd.xml
- EQUI_GuildManagementWnd.xml
- EQUI_RaceChangeWnd.xml

*** Previously Updated ***

- Key binding (default F11) will now properly toggle the network bar again.
- Fixed an issue where some NPC models were showing up as default humans instead of their intended appearance.



- The EverQuest Team


Greatly improved drop rates on spells and gear! finally!
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