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5-22 Patch Notes

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 8:55 am
by Pherawk
5/22/2008


Here's a peek at the Game Update notes for Thursday, May 22, 2008


*** Highlights ***

- The EQPlayers database has received an upgrade to improve performance.

- We have enabled player proximity again. The proximity algorithms have been improved and tuned. Bandwidth usage has been reduced and both client and server performance have been improved. In addition, the delay upon first zoning in should be largely eliminated as any NPCs in your proximity on zone-in are sent by the server before you are officially in the zone (while the zoning screen is still up).


*** Items ***

- The worn effect on the following breastplates is now a reuse time reduction of Thousand Blades: Osh`vir`s Dreamponder Breastplate, Singing Energeiac Plate Breastplate, Chromasteel Breastplate of the Dream, Prismatic Skaldsong Breastplate, and Dauntless Minstrel's Hardened Breastplate.
- All types of Modulating Rods are now usable in the potion belt.


*** Spells ***

- Unholy Aura Discipline now increases the damage done by direct damage Lifetap spells.


*** Quests & Events ***

- Relm M`Loch has found another destination that she enjoys almost as much as the Plane of Hate.
- Noble's Causeway - Ferans will no longer spawn or fight inside some objects near the dead Bazu.
- Katta Castellum - Shield of Bane Warding Quest: The opening of the Sealed Runed Iron Bound Chest will now correctly spawn the reanimated Vah Shir.
- Barren Coast - Killing Maybell the Dark Flower will update her quest correctly once again.
- The Soulbleeder raid will no longer spawn if the raid has a lockout timer for successfully completing it.
- The Soulbleeder raid will now reset properly.
- Mayong's slash ability should no longer hit the player tanking him.
- Lethar's conical breath ability should always be directed at the player tanking him.


*** NPC ***

- Zeflmin Werlikanin in the Guild Hall has found new geodes for travel.
- Denizens of the Loping Plains are no longer stealing clockwork modulators.


*** Tradeskills ***

- Murky and Foggy energeian orbs have become less expensive to create. Additionally, Foggy energeian orbs have become less difficult to make.
- Player-made powersources will now result in "sealed" orbs which can be right-clicked to create the actual powersources. This will guarantee that players will get a fully-charged powersource, and allow for multiple yields on the tradeskill combine as originally intended.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- The Locker of Lupine Linking can now be used to separate an older mount from the SoF Claim item 'Mottled Worg Mount' if they have been previously combined.
- Players who worship Karana should no longer be KOS to some mobs in monster missions.
- We have enabled player proximity again. The proximity algorithms have been improved and tuned. Bandwidth usage has been reduced and both client and server performance have been improved. In addition, the delay upon first zoning in should be largely eliminated as any NPCs in your proximity on zone-in are sent by the server before you are officially in the zone (while the zoning screen is still up).
- Fixed an issue that could cause players with /hidecorpse looted active to be unable to loot+.
- Fixed an issue that was causing players to go linkdead when accepting a resurrection.



- The EverQuest Team

Re: 5-22 Patch Notes

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 1:59 pm
by Durdaen
- Zeflmin Werlikanin in the Guild Hall has found new geodes for travel.


Please let Hills of Shade be one of them, I HATE running to that zone!

Re: 5-22 Patch Notes

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 2:05 pm
by Pherawk
If they're going to add stuff like that, which I wish they would too, I wish they'd add ports for druids and wizards too. The guild hall porter shouldn't be able to port to places that porting classes can't (except the guild banner, and even that I wonder about).

Re: 5-22 Patch Notes

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 2:17 pm
by Leiph
- Mayong's slash ability should no longer hit the player tanking him.


I'm guessing this means they fixed the issue where a pet could be #1 on Mayong's hatelist and bump the MT to #2 and cause the MT to eat Mayong's AE DT. (The AE DT normally hits everyone in range except #1 on the hatelist.)

Re: 5-22 Patch Notes

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 5:22 pm
by Senoril
Durdaen wrote:
- Zeflmin Werlikanin in the Guild Hall has found new geodes for travel.
Please let Hills of Shade be one of them, I HATE running to that zone!
I looks like Plant of Hate and Piece of Shi... er, Plane of Sky were added since Zeflmin now sells Cloudy Stone of Veeshan and Fuligan Soulstone of Innoruuk. I had no desire to actually travel to those places, so I have not confirmed if my suspicions are correct.

Re: 5-22 Patch Notes

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 3:44 pm
by Durdaen
Senoril wrote:
Durdaen wrote:
- Zeflmin Werlikanin in the Guild Hall has found new geodes for travel.
Please let Hills of Shade be one of them, I HATE running to that zone!
I looks like Plant of Hate and Piece of Shi... er, Plane of Sky were added since Zeflmin now sells Cloudy Stone of Veeshan and Fuligan Soulstone of Innoruuk. I had no desire to actually travel to those places, so I have not confirmed if my suspicions are correct.



Boy am I let down. I guess I could see the whole Plane of Sky thing, like Hate I think all wizards hated getting requests to port in to PoS and loose all their buffs. But how hard is it to create a lvl1 DE cleric to stock you up on the Hate Port stone from Neriak?