Server Downtime Notice: Wednesday, August 15

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Server Downtime Notice: Wednesday, August 15

Postby Tarvas » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:29 pm

Server Downtime Notice: Wednesday, August 15

All EverQuest Live Servers will be down on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 3:00 am US Pacific* for a Game Update. The servers are estimated to be unavailable for approximately 5 hours. Keep an eye on the EverQuest website and the forums for status updates and for news if additional downtime is needed.


*Thanks, Emm. Come back and PLAY now!

Game Update Notes: August 15, 2012

August 15th, 2012

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*** Highlights ***

- The Hero's Forge is now live! Players who purchase the Hero's Forge armor feature will be able to equip new armor ornaments that are found throughout Norrath.

- All augmentations can now be added to or removed from items directly from the item window now, without the use of an Augmentation Sealer. You will still need to have augmentation distillers or solvents in your inventory to remove those augments that require them.

- Players can now choose to post updates to Facebook or Twitter from within EverQuest! You can enable this option in the Share tab of the Options window.

*** Items ***

- Reduced the cost of all Augmentation Distillers.

- Several potions that grant a bonus to experience gain have had their effects changed to persist through death.

- Augments can now be directly swapped in a piece of armor by clicking on an inserted augment with another augment on your cursor. Distiller requirements will still apply.

- Fixed the missing spell descriptions on the Glob of Oil, Handful of Coal, and Burning Ember quest items used in and around the Gyrospires.

- Corrected the name of Keremar's Wand to Keramar's Wand.

- Keramar's Crystal-Chain Belt is now using a more appropriate icon.

*** Quests & Events ***

- The Order of Three (Raid) - Corpses left on the roof should be teleported out to the starting area on reset.

- The Order of Three (Raid) - Archers on the roof should no longer be attackable until the fight at the city hall has started.

- Time and Tides (Mission and Raid) - Fixed an issue where High Priest Xalziks would sometimes not spawn.

- Time and Tides (mission) - the Whirlpool spell effect is now a single-target effect and should now only strike players who are inside the whirlpool aura.

- Defeating the Triunity will now have a visible impact within the Sepulcher.

- Updated the augmentation tutorial to reflect the new changes to augments.

- Hill giants in The Steppes should now drop an Ancient Parchment more frequently.

- A Book for Toegnasher - Ancient Parchments required for this quest should now be easier to acquire.

*** Spells ***

- Druid - Added new Zephyr spells to Lavastorm, Dawnshroud Peaks, Plane of Knowledge, Wall of Slaughter, Undershore, and Arcstone. These spells are available alongside their personal and group versions.

*** Achievements ***

- Added savior achievements for Underfoot and Seeds of Destruction content for better organization of tasks in these expansions.

- Included achievements to help track the collection of Hero's Forge armor. These new achievements will be displayed under the General -> Class tab if you have purchased access to the Hero's Forge feature.

- The achievement "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Past" should now update properly when "Audience with the Warmaster" is completed.

- Removed the erroneous achievement "The Precipice of War Traveler."

*** Progression Servers ***

- Handful of Prism Grains will be available on Progression Servers on the normal merchants when Omens of War is unlocked.

*** Miscellaneous ***

- Fixed a problem that was causing some characters on Free or Silver accounts to die when using the /quit or /exit commands.

- Added code to prevent several apparent freezes when zoning or entering the game in Windows 7.

- Added more server side performance enhancements to better mitigate usage spikes.

*** UI ***

- All augmentations can now be added to or removed from items directly from the item window now, without the use of an Augmentation Sealer. You will still need to have augmentation distillers or solvents in your inventory to remove those augments that require them.

--- To add an augment to a piece of equipment, pick up the augment on your cursor and click on the desired augment slot.

--- To remove an augment from a piece of equipment, left click on it. If the augment requires a solvent to remove, it will ask you for confirmation before removing it.

--- To destroy a non-removable augment that is in a piece of equipment, right click on the augment and select the Destroy option.

- Added the ability to set the visibility level of new armor in the Display Tab of the Options Window. You can choose to have it on for everyone (default), your raid, your group, yourself, or no one at all.

- Added the ability to enable Facebook or Twitter updates from within EverQuest. These are enabled via the Share tab of the Options Window and can be accessed by the EQ -> Players -> Social Sharing button or with the following commands:

--- /tweet

--- /twitter

--- /facebook

--- /fb

--- /share

- Added -

EQUI_ShareWnd.xml

- Changed -

EQUI.xml
EQUI_Container.xml
EQUI_Inventory.xml
EQUI_ItemDisplay.xml
EQUI_OptionsWindow.xml

*** Previously Updated ***

- All players who are level 91 or higher will receive Knowledge of Alaran Culture - Advanced automatically upon entering any Veil of Alaris base zone.
- Fixed a problem that was causing server performance issues.
- The EverQuest Team
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Re: Game Update Notes: August 15, 2012

Postby Lhimy » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:48 pm

Has there been any mention on the downtime? if it'll be a long one or just a quick one in the early morning hours?

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Re: Game Update Notes: August 15, 2012

Postby Emarinn » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:34 pm

Lhimy wrote:Has there been any mention on the downtime? if it'll be a long one or just a quick one in the early morning hours?


Approximately 5 hours. See here.
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Re: Server Downtime Notice: Wednesday, August 15

Postby Laminate » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:40 am

extended time.. they came back up but it was unstable and everyone kept crashing and going LD so they just locked them all again.
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Re: Server Downtime Notice: Wednesday, August 15

Postby Goofydoofy » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:48 am

Great, and I took today off to play.
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Re: Server Downtime Notice: Wednesday, August 15

Postby warador » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:39 am

hey goof you can now update your facebook and twitter while playing !!
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Re: Server Downtime Notice: Wednesday, August 15

Postby Lhimy » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:54 am

Seems like all is well now and servers up. Was worried cause was checking the sony boards while the patcher was taking forever to install and there were like half a dozen threads with the words "crashing" or "not loading" in them lol. In with 3 toons for about an hour now and all seems kosher and fixed.

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Re: Server Downtime Notice: Wednesday, August 15

Postby Zantetsuken » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:51 pm

no luck for me, i keep crashing when i try to log a character in.
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Re: Server Downtime Notice: Wednesday, August 15

Postby Goofydoofy » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:52 am

I don't use social media. It is just another reason why society has gone to hell.
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Re: Server Downtime Notice: Wednesday, August 15

Postby Derdarr » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:01 pm

if you havent patched your ui , i'm pretty sure you will crash no matter what so that would be a first look option before you tear your hair out

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Re: Server Downtime Notice: Wednesday, August 15

Postby Ayragon » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:32 pm

I've patched...still crash on login...some new window pops up, asking what you were doing. Still trying.