Game Updates for April 15, 2020

*** Highlights ***

– Shadowknight – Your Damage over Time spells at or above level 71 have been adjusted so that they no longer stack with themselves, but now do more damage and cost more mana.
– NPCs (except for mercenaries) now display all 97 of their buffs and debuffs in the target window

*** Items ***

– Hidden augments will no longer block tradeskill combines or reward set claims. This fixes two issues: First, the Burning Lands evolving items with purity have hidden augments for the power source, and these would block the upgrade rewards. Second, some classes had hidden augments in the Underfoot Prayer shawl, preventing the combine to upgrade.
– All standard collectible items have been flagged Attunable.
– Increased the effectiveness and reduced the recast time of Fancy Feast and Mom’s Love.
– Reduced the price of Crystallized Luck on the loyalty merchants.
– Fixed an issue where Torment of Velious necklaces didn’t grant the AAs or the phantom buff.
– Fixed the lore text on several items that had “&CHAR(34)&” instead of a double quote.
– Removed the Tradeskill flag from Restless Giant Skull.
– Created Tempus Faycite Shard: Heron Stance and placed it with other melee augments on Peret Mykland in Eastern Wastes (Torment of Velious).
– Fixed the spell description on Guardian’s Bravery on Gladiator’s Plate Chestguard of War.

*** Tradeskills ***

– When using a Draught of the Craftsman or other effect that increases your salvage chance to 100% or greater, you can no longer receive an ‘unexpected product’ upon failure; however it is still possible to receive an ‘alternate product’ upon failure.
– Removed the Quest flag from the Torment of Velious tradeskill books.
– Added the Tradeskill flag to: Fermented Restless Bone Marrow, Marrow Hardened Etching Tool, Powdered Velium and Platinum, Velium and Platinum Filter, Filtered Velium and Platinum, Velium and Platinum with Wood Primer, Dried Velium and Platinum, Desiccated Velium and Platinum, Purified Velium-Platinum Bar, and Anointed Purified Velium-Platinum Bar.
– Altered Talem Tucter’s text so that he tells players to speak with Loremaster Solstrin to continue the shawl quest line.

*** Quests And Events ***

– Servant of the Sleeper – Reduced the aggro range of a velium sentry. The awareness range is unchanged, so its reaction to ranged damage is as before.
– Servant of the Sleeper – Added a sound effect when this raid sets up.
– End the Return – Fixed an issue where an incorrect Z bounding volume was being checked, preventing task completion.
– Raid events from Veil of Alaris and later will now grant more currency after they have been open for 3, 6, and 9 months on live servers. On Progression Servers these events will grant more currency as soon as the expansion unlocks, and add additional bonuses after each of the next two expansions unlock or at 3 month intervals, whichever is faster.
– A Formal Dinner Party – Capped the scaling of the mission to level 110.
– Seeking the Sorcerer (Mission) – The mission is now restricted to a maximum of six characters.
– The Handmaiden – Changed the requirements for staying on the pedestal. If the ritualist character (the one with the skull and baton) falls through the pedestal, they will no longer trigger a failure.
– Tudor’s Ale – Liviu now has a helper named Nicoli, who can help create the ale for this quest.
– Fixed some script errors in several old quests and events.
– Tower of Frozen Shadow progression – Handing in an item correctly for the yearning NPC puzzle on the 3rd floor now indicates how many steps you’ve completed and how many are left to go.
– Tower of Frozen Shadow progression – The mirror on the 8th floor will now teleport the user to the entrance of the 7th floor. No key is required to use the 8th floor mirror.
– Made the following changes to the Tower of Frozen Shadow raids:
– – Heart of Frozen Shadow – The Heart of Frozen Shadow will now gain health when the wrong type of monster is slain.
– – Heart of Frozen Shadow – The limitation on killing type of monsters (10 specters and 25 drolvargs / skeletons) to reduce the Heart of Frozen Shadow’s health is now being enforced correctly.
– – Heart of Frozen Shadow – The amount of cold status decay that occurs during the middle phases of the fight are now variable, rather than static.
– – Till Death Do Us Part – Relaxed the bounding volume requirements in the pool of blood slightly for the Bad Blood achievement.
– – Till Death Do Us Part and Tserrina Syl`Tor – Fixed some logic bugs that affected how frequently the NPCs would cast their spells.

*** Spells ***

– Necromancer – Corrected a bug in the spell description for Incite Ally.
– Shadowknight – Your Damage over Time spells at or above level 71 have been adjusted so that they no longer stack with themselves, but now do more damage and cost more mana.
– Shadowknight – The Bond of Inruku line starting at level 66 has been modified to use resource taps rather than a separate recourse spell to return health to you. Lower level spells were not changed.

*** AA ***

– Bard – Corrected an issue where rank 3 of Shauri’s Sonorous Clouding would not consistently trigger Shauri’s Deathly Clouding for all group members.

*** NPCs ***

– Rares will now spawn properly in Mearatas pick zones.
– A minotaur miner will no longer spawn under the world in Dragonscale Hills.
– It is no longer valuable to kill the living giants in Kael (Torment of Velious).
– Zrelik and Horasug have traded spots.
– Algot will no longer cast Algot’s Impalement on himself.
– The swarm pets summoned by Sporali in Hills of Shade no longer proc deadly spells.
– The vicarum vitai halflings in Arx Mentis will no longer spawn as tall as giants.

*** Mercenaries ***

– When purchasing a mercenary the list of available mercenaries will include the mercenary type in addition to the mercenary tier. Additionally, the list is now sorted by type, then tier, and then if it requires a membership level.
– Level 111+ ‘player race’ mercenaries should now equip weapons.

*** Overseer ***

– Collectible items granted by the Overseer Collection Item Dispenser are now attuned to the user (made No Trade) when claimed.
– Reduced the prices on the Overseer merchant for all items except for the Common Agent Catalyst and Crystallized Luck, which had their prices increased.
– Restricted the lesser coin reward that comes with some of the Overseer Collection Item Dispensers so they are also hidden on Free accounts to avoid confusion.
– The percentage chance Overseer Collection Item Dispensers are now fragments. Click on one, if you have at least four fragments, to make a single normal (100% chance) Overseer Collection Item Dispenser.
– – If you have one of the old percent chance dispensers, they will have a name change and you can right-click them to convert them to fragments.
– Fixed errors in collections offered by the Overseer Collection Item Dispenser.
– – Crypt of Decay collectibles are no longer offered in The Darkened Sea, as Crypt of decay collectibles are already in the Broken Mirror set.
– – Added Velketor’s Labyrinth to the Torment of Velious set and moved the collections that were in the incorrect zone.
– – Added the Dispenser to all sets so that if you get a set that you cannot claim, you have a fallback.
– Added player requested ornaments to the Overseer merchant in Plane of Knowledge.
– Overseer Quests no longer have duplicate Traits.
– Overseer Quests no longer have Negative Traits that conflict with or match Bonus Traits
– Overseer Quests no longer have Negative Traits with bad icons.
– Overseer Quest rewards for all Tutorial and Conversion quests are now auto-claimed when the quests are completed.
– When receiving, converting, or retiring Overseer Agents, the full Agent name will now be displayed in the chat instead of the Agent’s shortened name.
– Corrected an issue where random Agent rewards excluded a single Agent from the qualifying list.
– Corrected an issue where Overseer Recovery quests were not being offered.
– Corrected an issue where Overseer Quests rotated multiple times within a few minutes.
– Fixed an issue where an incapacitated Overseer Agent would sometimes show the incorrect time remaining. This also fixes Agent Slots on offered quests displaying the wrong incapacitation duration.
– Altered the display of mercenary experience granted by the Overseer system. It was displaying more than it was giving, but it was giving the correct amount.
– Corrected an issue that prevented Conversion quests from being reassigned after completion.

*** Miscellaneous ***

– Added a message explaining what happens when players try to accept a raid invite while the raid is locked.
– Fixed an issue where if an account had certain characters in their name, the account could not log in.
– Buyers may now only have one active buy line per item. When activating buyer mode in the bazaar, duplicate buy lines will be disabled and only the buy line that offers the highest amount of platinum and the highest quantity of items will remain active.
– Renamed the /hideafk command to /hidemodels.
– Added options to hide all players, pets, or mercenaries, even if they are not AFK. Group and raid marked targets will not be hidden.
– Made the following changes to /inspectbuffs:
– – Added caster name and spell duration in hours, minutes, and seconds.
– – Added an /inspectbuffs mine option which only displays buffs or debuffs cast by you.
– You will now see a warning when entering the channel server at server select if your displayed chat name matches your account name that encourages you to use the #rename command.
– – The displayed chat name for newly created accounts will now default to a randomly generated username rather than your account name.
– The following internal storage changes were made.
– – Made improvements to how zone names of other fellowship members are stored.
– – Improved how character names are stored.
– – Made changes to how player housing stores items.

*** UI ***

– The Link All option when looting now separates items with a vertical bar instead of a comma.
– Fixed an issue where if the guild’s MOTD author changed their name, the message would still display the old name.
– Corrected an issue where NPC feign death failures were displaying extra characters in the name.
– Corrected an issue where damage from NPC auras was displaying extra characters in the caster’s name.
– Corrected an issue where healing from wards was not being displayed.
– Buffs that absorb incoming damage from your mana or endurance pool will now message the amount of endurance or mana drained in addition to the amount of damage absorbed.
– NPCs (except for mercenaries) now display all 97 of their buffs and debuffs in the target window.

– Changed –

*** Previously Updated ***

– Potions that change the user into a male Elddar will no longer turn the character into a Doug.
– Travit Conwil gives reduced experience and will no longer drop global loot.
– Fixed an issue with Overseer Conversion Quests accepting lower tier Agents than expected.

– The EverQuest Team