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June 9th, 2010 Update notes

PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:37 am
by Pherawk
Here's a sneak peek at Wednesday's Game Update Notes:


*** Highlights ***

- A new set of Hot Zones are available. See Franklin Teek in the Plane of Knowledge for details.
- DPS mercenaries are now available. See your favorite mercenary liaison and pick up a "Melee Damage" type which uses physical attacks or a "Damage Caster" type which will cast spells from range.


*** Items ***

- Lowered prices of Augmentation Distillers from Class VI to Class XX.
- Items in Tier 7+ mission chests can now be sold for Brellium tokens.
- Pulsating Crystallized Cosgrove Shards can now be bought and sold for Brellium tokens, but brilliant shards can only be purchased in the Shining City.
- Added a recast group to The Magic Lute's effect.
- Improved the Agreable Alleviation effects on Scepter of Creation, Battle Staff of Torment and Whisperwind, Kertrasia's Voice.
- Set a hate override for Brell's Blessed Soothing Wave and Brell's Sacred Soothing Wave.
- Increased the mana return on Brell's Blessed Invigorating Relief and Brell's Sacred Invigorating Relief.


*** Tradeskills ***

- Lowered the trivial for the Wood Panels and Ornate Trim recipes used in the quest 'I Hope You Can Hear This'.


*** Quests & Events ***

- Changed where the reward chest for Bonfire of the Adherents spawns so that it will no longer interfere with other peoples' chests.
- The chest given out when completing the Bonfire of the Adherents mission in Lichencreep will disappear (with warnings) if not opened after fifteen minutes.
- Removed the silver tokens rewarded from the quest 'In The Face of Danger' and added them to the quest 'Goos Gone Wild'.
- Unburrowing - Fixed an error that reduced the hit points of npcs in the early waves of the event.


*** Spells ***

- Second, Third, and Fourth Wind have been moved to a less-conflicting timer.
- Twincast should once again work properly on spells with recourses.
- Bard - Increased the range on Voice of the Mindshear to 75.
- Bard - Increased the effect radius of the Lively Crescendo line to 300.
- Bard - Raised instrument effectiveness caps on higher ranks of the SoF and SoD Chant songs.
- Bard - Increased the number of charges on Arcane Arietta and Arcane Anthem to 4.
- Enchanter - Compliant Lurch is now located under the Utility Detrimental - Movement right click spell menu.
- Enchanter - Increased the proc limit on all ranks of the Mana Resurgence Aura to 6.
- Necromancer - Corrected an issue with Bestow Undeath Rk. III that was not allowing it to proc on detrimental spells.
- Paladin - Reduced the cast time and global cooldown of Devout Cleansing.
- Paladin - Increased the healing component of Splash of Sanctification by 10 percent.
- Paladin - Splash of Sanctification has been converted to a more conventional cure. While it is no longer guaranteed to cure a detrimental effect, it can cure more than one effect at once now. It should no longer remove effects such as Cascading Rage.
- Ranger - Flusterbolt has been changed to allow for a more effective memblur effect.
- Shaman - Shortened cast time and increased recast time on Severilous' Spear of Venom and Ice Sheet.
- Warrior - Reduced the cost for Lionhearted Rally-Cry Rk II and Rk III to match the first rank. Further changes may be coming for this ability.
- Wizard - Harvest spells have been changed to an instant mana gain with a 12-second cast time and a slightly longer global cooldown.
- Wizard - The Self-Immolation spell will only backfire once per cast, and will not reflect back if all targets resist the spell.


*** NPC ***

- The Ash Golem's Rain of Ash ability in Lichen Creep should no longer cause other NPCs to aggro.
- The Mistress of Pain in Convorteum will not cast her Soulscream ability as often.
- Fixed an issue with The Collector's spell timer in Convorteum. He will no longer continually cast Burst of Unlife.


*** AA ***

- Fixed an issue that could cause those under Fade effects to appear invisible to other PCs after becoming visible to NPCs.
- Bard - Furious Refrain is now available to train at level 59, giving increased riposte chance on incoming damage as well as protecting the bard from enrage damage.
- Beastlord - Reduced the chance for Chameleon Strike to be resisted.
- Berserker - Frenzied Defense now has the ability to protect against enrage damage.
- Berserker/Warrior - Renamed Furious Rampage to Hastened Rampage to remain consistent with other abilities of the same type.
- Monk - Return Kick now has the ability to protect against enrage damage.
- Shadowknight - Moved the timer for Hate's Attraction so it no longer conflicts with Summon Companion.
- Shadowknight - Death's Effigy will now correctly cause NPCs to forget about you.


*** Miscellaneous ***

- DPS mercenaries are now available. See your favorite mercenary liaison and pick up a "Melee Damage" type which uses physical attacks or a "Damage Caster" type which will cast spells from range.
- Fixed an issue causing some mercenaries to not accept Bayle Marks.
- Fixed a potential zone crash caused by some right-click item scripts.
- The "auto-hater" state for the extended target window should now save and load properly.

- New Hot Zones are available:
- - The Lavastorm Mountains
- - Blightfire Moors
- - Firiona Vie
- - The Gulf of Gunthak
- - Goru`Kar Mesa
- - Natimbi, the Broken Shores
- - The Broodlands
- - The Bloodfields
- - The Barren Coast
- - Arcstone, Isle of Spirits
- - The Elddar Forest
- - The Loping Plains
- - Old Blackburrow


*** Previously Updated ***

- Hastened Fortify Companion should now correctly reduce the reuse timer on Fortify Companion by 2 minutes per rank for the first three ranks and 3 minutes per rank for the next three ranks.



- The EverQuest Team