Patch Notes – Mar 29, 2011

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Published on: March 30, 2011

ZONE PROGRESSION / POPULATION

Tower of Frozen Shadow: Shadowed Corridors

  • Creatures founded within the zone should no longer critical hit players quite as hard.

Tower of Frozen Shadow: Umbral Halls

  • Creatures founded within the zone should no longer critical hit players quite as hard.

Tower of Frozen Shadow: Haunt of Syl’Tor

  • Creatures founded within the zone should no longer critical hit players quite as hard.

Hold of Rime: The Ascent

  • Creatures founded within the zone should no longer critical hit players quite as hard.

Hold of Rime: The Fortress Spire

  • Creatures founded within the zone should no longer critical hit players quite as hard.

Forgotten Pools

  • Creatures founded within the zone should no longer critical hit players quite as hard.

Kael Drakkel (Heroic Instances)

  • Critical Mitigation requirements have come down by 10%. Temple of Rallos Zek Heroic Challenge is unchanged.
  • Hit points have been slightly reduced on overall population. Temple of Rallos Zek Heroic Challenge is unchanged.

LIVE EVENTS

EQ Anniversary Event

  • The Prodigious Glowing Black Stone now has a required equip level of 40.
  • Chronoportal jewelry items are now Lore-Equip instead of Lore.
  • The “Remnants of the Feerrott” painting from the chronoportal merchant was using an incorrect appearance, and has now been corrected.

QUESTS

Public Quests

  • Improved server performance during public quests.

Kael Drakkel

  • The Throne Room teleporter should now stay activated after completing stage 1, part 1 of the quest, “Triumph in the Temple”.
  • For the quest “A Path to Freedom” in Kael Drakkel, the part of the quest where you click to turn on the teleporter should now update the quest for all members in the group.
  • For the quest “A Path to Freedom” in Kael Drakkel, if the player lagged out or zoned out before getting the quest update by witnessing all orc slaves escape through the portal, he or she can return to click on the teleporter again to re-initiate the event.

Tower of Frozen Shadow: Umbral Halls

  • Fixing the mirror for the “Mirror, Mirror” quest now updates for the entire group.

ITEMS

  • Contested Kael quest rewards have been rebalanced.
  • Added double attack to a variety of fighter items. Overall, fighters should see an increase in the total double attack they can get from full sets of DoV items.
  • Scout/Fighter weapon damage rating has been increased for TOFS x2 and above.
  • Fixed an issue with two TOFS x2 fighter rings giving too much double attack.
  • Fixed the riposte values on raid tank breastplates.
  • Rebalanced mage raid gloves to be more appealing.
  • Added crit bonus and potency to tank gloves.

Patch Notes – Mar 23, 2011

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Published on: March 24, 2011

LIVE EVENTS

  • Chronoportals have opened in multiple locations across Norrath! They are said to lead to an ancient time. These phenomena are being researched by Chronomancers who will reward adventurers brave enough to venture inside.
    • Event Start Times:
      • US Servers: 10 AM PST
      • International Servers: 9PM PST
    • Known issues (to be fixed on 3/24):
      • Allizewsaur does not have his sounds fully implemented.
      • Quillmane has a stutter in its wings when it is descending.

ITEMS

  • Mount whistles with a limited number of charges will no longer remove the mount buff when the last charge is consumed.

Patch Notes – Mar 22, 2011

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Published on: March 23, 2011

ZONE PROGRESSION / POPULATION

Kael Drakkel

  • Base Population in the contested dungeon now has legendary and fabled drops.

QUESTS

10th ring heritage Quests

  • It’s no longer possible to equip more than one coldain insignia ring from the heritage quest line.

Iceshard Keep

  • “A Prince Among Kromzek”: Quest text has been updated to better clarify what is expected of the players. Additionally, players will now be able to spot Halkon from much further away.
  • “Rage Against the War Machine”: Adventurers should now have a better idea where they must position themselves to spy on the Kromzek conversation.

ABILITIES

  • Wards can no longer block Power Drains.

ITEMS

  • Djinn Bracelet of the Sky can now be moved back and forth from your mount tab by examining it. The bracelet is now No Trade instead of Heirloom.
  • Cloud of Bats now properly suspends the bat illusion when the Freeblood is in combat.
  • The yellow adornment slot on a few Challenge mode weapons and shields has been removed.
  • If you had a yellow adornment on the following items it will be removed from the item and refunded to you when you log in:
    • Rime Coated Blade of Ice
    • Buckler of the Monomaniac
    • Barrier of Swirling Spirits
    • Wall of Impenetrability

Patch Notes – Mar 17, 2011

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Published on: March 18, 2011

USER INTERFACE

  • Fixed a display issue with debt percent at level 90.

ZONE PROGRESSION / POPULATION

Kael Drakkel

  • Base Population in the contested dungeon now has legendary and fabled drops.

Tower of Frozen Shadow (Raid)

  • Fixed an issue related to Tserrina’s “Curse of the Tower” spell which was causing extreme zone lag and crash issues.

Tower of Frozen Shadow: Shadowed Corridors

  • Vethilot the Cropsemonger has been adjusted in difficulty.
  • Shadowed Tome of Ages Past has been adjusted in difficulty.

Tower of Frozen Shadow: Umbral Halls

  • VhalSera has been adjusted in difficulty.
  • High Priest Mohnt has been adjusted in difficulty.
  • Dizzina the Lulled has been adjusted in difficulty.

Tower of Frozen Shadow: Haunt of Syl’Tor

  • Fixed an issue related to Tserrina’s “Curse of the Tower” spell which was causing extreme zone lag and crash issues.

Forgotten Pools

  • Corrected an issue where Lord Doljonijiarnimorinar would become more powerful than intended.
  • An object has been added to the entrance of Forgotten Pools that will allow players to enter the zone without climbing down the ladder if they so choose. This object will also allow players to pull group members into the instance from anywhere within the Great Divide.
  • An object has been added to the exit of Forgotten Pools that will allow players to exit the zone without climbing up the ladder if they so choose.

Kraytoc’s Fortress

  • The fire in the dragon room now correctly vanishes.

QUESTS

Public Quests

  • To improve performance, AE Autoattack has been removed from all non-bosses.
  • Players who fight a little and then go AFK for long periods are now less likely to earn any loot.
  • The Rime cavalry attacking Storm Gorge now enrage when knocked off their mounts.
  • The mounts themselves no longer join the battle as pets, except in the case of the four named Riders.
  • A rare issue that could cause chests to vanish has been fixed.
  • Orbs of Advacements now give chat feedback when they’re autoconsumed.
  • Some problems that could arise when players switched instances or went linkdead have been fixed.

Tower of Frozen Shadow: Umbral Halls

  • The quest “Tower of Frozen Shadow: Umbral Halls – Mirrored Gargoyles & Golem Ushers” is now able to be completed in the Tower of Frozen Shadow: Umbral Halls.

10th ring heritage Quests

  • It will no longer be possible to advance the 10th ring quests without turning in the ring reward from the previous quest.

Embalmer’s Skinning Knife Heritage Quests

  • The head cataloger’s dialogue that spawns the disruptive student NPCs will now update the quest for everyone in the group.

ITEMS

  • The Hand Wraps of Woe now have haste on them.
  • The Sledge of the Propugnator no longer thinks it’s a sword.
  • The Gore-Imbued Moccasins now have a reward option for Troubadors.

Patch Notes – Mar 15, 2011

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Published on: March 16, 2011

ZONE PROGRESSION / POPULATION

Tower of Frozen Shadow: Haunt of Syl’Tor

  • The portals spawned during the Spirit of Advisor Svartmane portion of the Tserrina encounter should now only spawn a single add per cycle rather than having a chance to spawn two.
  • The Spirit of Advisor Svartmane should now only spawn portals twice during his encounter instead of four times.

Forgotten Pools

  • Players should now have 25 minutes to get Lord Doljonijiarnimorinar to the Hall of Remembrance in order to trap his soul for good!
  • Players should not trip the fail condition if they die while they have the Harnessed Spirit of Lord Doljonijiarnimorinar as a pet.
  • Once Lord Doljonijiarnimorinar has been contained for good the blocking walls throughout the zone should recede.
  • The curses received from destroying the walls during the Lord Doljonijiarnimorinar containing event should be removed from the group once the event is completed.
  • Styrax Fluorescene should more reliably attack players after the other plants in his grove are slain.

Throne of Storms

  • Priests should now be immune to the No-Beneficial part of Weapons Master Korin’s Slam.
  • Weapons Master Korin’s Hemorrhage should take a lot less power.

Crystalline Breaks

  • Crystalline Breaks can now be accessed within Eastern Wastes even after completing Rongot Wyrmrippa’s quest “Fragmented Removal”.

QUESTS

Great Divide

  • Griffawn quests are no longer sharable.
  • Rui should now offer his book to any player who has completed his quest, “Joy in Place of Sadness”, even if you miss his initial offering.
  • The ROI location for the first step of the quest, “Power From the Tower” should now be more accurate.

Thurgadin

  • The ROI for the quest, “Weapons Collection” should now be more accurate.

Iceshard Keep

  • It should now be easier to overhear the Vindicator’s conversation in the quest “Rage Against the War Machine”.

Nektropos Castle

  • For the quest “A Missing Mask”, Billy should once again spawn within the chapel in Nektropos Castle.

Patch Notes – Mar 11, 2011

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Published on: March 11, 2011

ZONE PROGRESSION / POPULATION

Throne of Storms

  • Bosses in Throne of Storms heroic should mem-wipe less.

Temple of Rallos Zek Heroic Challenge

  • Neocorus Rikrlander the Defender’s golem adds should now properly cast their Aureate Legion abilities.

QUESTS

Public Quests

  • It is no longer possible to assemble a Lovers’ Gazebo in a PQ area.
  • An issue where Goredeth Maulhammer’s encounter on Storm Gorge could spawn after allowing the dwarven siege to die off has been fixed. They must be protected through the whole battle in order to trigger the hardest boss.
  • Storm Gorge should not accidentally reset anymore, and getting full participation credit is now easier.
  • Shinies that spawned directly underneath treasure chests have been moved.

Patch Notes – Mar 10, 2011

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Published on: March 10, 2011

ZONE PROGRESSION / POPULATION

Hold of Rime: The Fortress Spire

  • During the Agna Icespear encounter “Icy Spear” should no longer be able to be interrupted.
  • When Abelbrow the Bookie is defeated he should pay his debts for the wager placed on the barracks challenge.

Tower of Frozen Shadow (Raid)

  • During the VhalSera encounter “Icy Concussion” should no longer hit for quite as hard.
  • During the VhalSera encounter the damage immunity should always be removed when he begins his last phase.
  • During the VhalSera encounter the Icy Concussion spell should no longer cast immediately after his summon. Players should have a slightly longer period of time to get away from him.
  • Zorglim the Departed should no longer be quite as difficult.

Hold of Rime: The Ascent

  • Crashing out of the flythrough in Hold of Rime: The Ascent should no longer prevent you from completing the zone.

QUESTS

Kunzar Jungle

  • The box of bones and leather in Kunzar Jungle can now be filled up for the Order of Rime quest “Leather Bound”.

TRADESKILLS

  • Mira will now speak to crafters about the “Snappy Dressing” quest even if they have already completed “What Dreams May Come”.

AMENITIES

  • The Herbalist Amenity no longer requires an upkeep cost.

Patch Notes – Mar 9, 2011

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Published on: March 9, 2011

ZONE PROGRESSION / POPULATION

Tower of Frozen Shadow (Raid)

  • Tserrina may now be damaged while she is in the air biting a victim.

Tower of Frozen Shadow: Haunt of Syl’Tor

  • Tserrina may now be damaged while she is in the air biting a victim.

QUESTS

Great Divide

  • The Thunderbeard quests in Great Divide are no longer sharable.

Heritage

  • Kalus Frostreaver will be visible in the Ring War camp if players have completed “Casting a Long Shadow.”
  • Removing the quest “Beauty’s Only Skin Deep” will now delete any related sub-quests from your journal or quest items from your inventory.

Village of Shin

  • The salt crystals required by the alchemist quest “Spark’s Aflame” can now be gathered along the waterline of the Village of Shin.

ITEMS

  • Reduced the crit mit values for some items to their intended levels.
  • The Frost Gryphon no longer requires a guide to figure out how to fly!
  • The 7th and 8th Coldain rings should now proc correctly.
  • The Embalmers Skinning Knife should now proc correctly.
  • All leather armor helmets from Public Quests should now have an appropriate appearance.
  • A few armor patterns have had their rewards corrected.
  • The Rhino Hide Voodoo Doll is now mage only.
  • NPC Crit Bonus/Avoidance Buffs should now be visible on all heroic and epic content.

Patch Notes – Mar 8, 2011

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Published on: March 8, 2011

USER INTERFACE

  • Fixed a bug and optimized the AA Respec window.
  • Third-party UI’s that have customized this window will need to be updated.
  • Fixed an issue with NPC casting bars sometimes getting cleared before the spell completed.
  • Fixed an alignment problem with some NPC names in the Target and Implied target window.

ZONE PROGRESSION / POPULATION

  • Exploring the flight pads in Great Divide and Eastern Wastes should now always give you access to that destination. Updated locations include Scar Bridge, Ry’Gorr Keep, Caverns of Living Stone, and the entrance to Kael Drakkel.
  • Charmed Brontotherium Bulls can no longer do percentage-based damage to heroic & epic targets. Several other creatures with the same problem have also been fixed.

Great Divide

  • The Pirate Garb rewarded from Dort Lumrick should all now be heirloom.
  • Portals to switch between different instances of Great Divide have been added to Fina’s Retreat, Thurgadin Docks, and the Ringwar Battlefield.
  • Fleshrender will indicate which player she’s aiming her Screech ability at.
  • Zone sweeper abilities that target a random player on their hatelist will no longer attempt to target dead players.

Eastern Wastes

  • Portals to switch between different instances of Eastern Wastes have been added to the Howling Pass and Nipik’s Haven.
  • Zone sweeper abilities that target a random player on their hatelist will no longer attempt to target dead players.
  • Brakerouk in Eastern Wastes will now display the correct broker search when hailed.

Thurgadin

  • The bartenders in Thurgadin now offer alcoholic drinks in celebration of Brew Day! Thurgadin rejoices!

Tower of Frozen Shadow

  • Players can no longer use the Mirror of the Shadows to gain entrance into the TOFS zones without having someone that has correct access to those zones.

Tower of Frozen Shadow (Raid)

  • VhalSera should no longer run through walls when pathing around his room.
  • VhalSera’s Reflections can no longer be charmed.
  • VhalSera should no longer hit players with Freezing Spike if he is within range of the spike when it goes off.
  • VhalSera should no longer summon copies of himself below 1/3rd of his health.
  • Players must now progress the quest in order to obtain the raid debuff needed for Challenge Mode encounters.
    When a zombie is killed in the Vethilot the Corpsemonger encounter players will now have 5 seconds to destroy the corpse before Vethilot start gaining in strength. He will still instantly gain strength from player’s corpses.

Tower of Frozen Shadow: Umbral Halls

  • Narmek Berreka should now remember which pieces of his armor have been removed after his encounter resets.

Tower of Frozen Shadow: Haunt of Syl’Tor

  • Adds spawned from the shadow doors in the Tserrina encounter should hit for slightly less and no longer reflect spells.

Tower of Frozen Shadow: Shadowed Corridors

  • Xalgoti should be able to focus on one target for a more significant amount of time.
  • The blades summoned by Tserrina in the Tome of Ages Past encounter should no longer do quite as much damage.
  • When a zombie is killed in the Vethilot the Corpsemonger encounter players will now have 5 seconds to destroy the corpse before Vethilot start gaining in strength. He will still instantly gain strength from player’s corpses.

Kraytoc’s Fortress (Challenge Raid)

  • Brendegor Bitelimb in the Challenge Mode Kraytoc’s Fortress should now drop loot when the encounter is completed.

Hold of Rime: The Fortress Spire

  • Abelbrow the Bookie and Quanth Coldblade should no longer drop loot when the encounter resets.
  • Dockmaster Jit’coel should once again use his special tactics to defeat players.
  • Bouont Crushingfist has had his health and heal rate lowered.

Hold of Rime: The Ascent

  • Witchdoctor Vuh’Duh’s death beam is now less erratic.
  • Players should no longer be stuck with the Icy Demeanor buff after wiping to Witchdoctor Vuh’Duh.

Icy Fingers

  • Beware! Undead in the Icy Fingers are now more aware of players attempting to sneak by them.

Tombs of Night

  • Fixed a bug where Rhayn Tdax in the Tombs of Night would become so enraged when attacked that he would crash the zone.

ABILITIES

Illusionist

  • Theorems now deals damage based on the level of the spell, not the level of the caster.

ITEMS

  • Nipik’s Cane can now be bought from Shady Swashbuckler in Nektulos Forest, by players who have completed the quest “A New Calling”.
  • Nipik’s Cane is now no-transmute and no-sacrifice.
  • The Plate versions of the Woe and Resolve sets of armor have had their appearance corrected
  • The Barrier of Voltaic Destruction now has a new appearance!
  • The Fleshwound and Seafury armor crates are now correctly flagged heirloom instead of no trade.
  • The Stormfeather Brood Guardian mount can now be converted to a house item.
  • The following War Runes will now trigger on both spell and melee attacks:
    • Bane of the Kromzek
    • Dain’s Legacy
    • Draft of Velium
    • Elemental Detonation
    • Eye of Rallos
    • Harrowing Winds
    • Profane Madness
    • Rime Strike
    • Steadfast Defiance
    • Steadfast Resolve
    • Unleashed

TRADESKILLS

  • Ruffin should now offer “Badger of Success” to anybody who has completed “It’s A Long Way Down”.
  • The names of the recipes for the simple commonlands and antonican style tapestries have been corrected, and now match the names of the tapestries they create.
  • Alchemist level 24 tradeskill writs no longer request Smoldering Fists II as one of the spell options.

QUESTS

Public Quests

  • A chest option for brawlers is now available from Public Quests.
  • Narandi the Enraged now has an appropriate number of hitpoints, so that he can survive more than a minute versus multiple raids. This should make it easier for large numbers of players to get into the fight before it’s over.
  • Another issue that could get the Storm Gorge dwarves stuck has been fixed.
  • Tinkered heals & buffs for the Storm Gorge dwarves can no longer be resisted.
  • Public quest chests now scale up in size when higher difficulties are cleared, to make them easier to click.
  • The anti-slacker threshold has been raised on all PQ’s.
  • Greater Transmuter’s Stones no longer drop. The contents of Transmuter’s Caches and Hoards have been increased to compensate.

Gorowyn

  • Gorowyn city writs should have a proper category.

Great Divide

  • It should no longer be possible to break the encounter with Captain Frozenshard and then kill his pet to update the quest “Greatslasher Ghost Removal.”
  • The magical focus for the quest “Power From the Tower” has been moved outside. This is to make the quest more easily soloable, and bring this quest in line with the other Deepwater Circle quests.
  • Drammind Gul will now only offer his quests to those vampires who possess the Cloud of Bats ability.

Eastern Wastes

  • The suspicious barrels that must be destroyed for the quest “Contagion Elimination” respawn much faster now.
  • The Duhjalm attackers that are spawned for the quest “Swog’s Salutary Salve” have had their difficulty lowered.
  • The Duhjalm attackers that are spawned for the quest “Swog’s Salutary Salve” will no longer linger within Ry’Gorr Keep forever.
  • The Duhjalm attacker that is spawned for the quest “Of Mice and Menhir” has had its difficulty lowered.

Thurgadin

  • The quest “Scrying on Thurgadin” is now able to be completed by a solo character.

Kael Drakkel

  • The quest “The Ragebourne Network: Noble’s District” should refer to the correct NPC when the first stage is completed.
  • Added sparkle effect to the Kromzek plans within Kael Drakkel necessary for the quest “The Fallen Swords: Here, There Be Giants”, so they are easier to locate.

Iceshard Keep

  • Mairi Hendry should no longer offer a repeat quest.

Tower of Frozen Shadow: Shadowed Corridors

  • The quests “Tserrina’s Strife” and “A Ruinous Bath” can now be completed more than once.

Tower of Frozen Shadow (Raid)

  • Defeating Tserrina for the quest “Freeing the Dain” should now correctly update.

Forgotten Pools

  • The quest “The Immortal Pest” should no longer be on a timer. However, players will still need to complete the timed event at the end of Forgotten Pools to get the final update.

Hold of Rime: The Ascent

  • Quest update crystals for Hold of Rime: The Ascent – Growing Alarm no longer disappear even at short distances.

Heritage

  • The turtle spirits encountered in the Essence of a Prophet quest are now at the proper difficulty.

Patch Notes – Mar 4, 2011

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Published on: March 8, 2011

ZONE PROGRESSION / POPULATION

Tombs of Night

  • Dvith Nzur will no longer crash the zone when attacked.

Tower of Frozen Shadow (Raid)

  • Fixed an issue with the final boss loot drops.

Kraytoc’s Fortress (Raid)

  • Taltak the Mighty has stopped sharing his loot table with Eirreen the Broken. He now has his own loot for you to plunder.

QUESTS

Public Quests

  • Public quest adornment drops should now offer a selection of adornments based on the archetypes they are meant for.
  • Public quest adornments should now offer a red and yellow adornment option.
  • Public quest adornments are now flagged as no trade which is consistent with other rewards from public quests.

ABILITIES

  • Targeted and group buffs with a base avoidance component should now properly apply the avoidance component.

ITEMS

  • Fixed an issue with the coldain rings where their stats were changing incorrectly at certain tiers.
  • Fixed a few items that had deflection instead of defense.

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