June 29, 2015

Here is today's update:

Updated Quests: Shadowbound Gloves

June 26, 2015

Happy Friday, everyone! Just one quick update today:

Bestiary Updates: Clockwork XXVD

June 25, 2015

Here are today's updates:

Bestiary Updates: Jzil GSixSquire TorrentusMalarian MotherThe DoctorInquisitor DalinHigh Priest of BertoxxulousSteward of Bertoxxulousan ebony stalkerTsetsian PlaguelordZealot of BertoxxulousGreshvouleEmkel KabaeKazen Fecae

 

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Downtime - Thursday, June 25, 2015

US servers will be brought offline on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 7am PT for an update. EU servers will come down at 9pm PT (5am London Time on June 26th) for their update. Estimated downtime for both sets of servers is approximately one hour.

Here are the patch notes:


POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
The Fabled Acadechism [Advanced Solo and Heroic]

  • Kelzaral the Animator should be much less destructive.

The Fabled Freethinker Hideout

  • Drops for The Fabled Freethinker Hideout have had the following adjustments:
  • Moved armor drops from Treyloth to Othysis.
  • Moved accessory drops from Makonis to Treyloth.
  • Makonis will now always drop 2 armor pieces.

Precipice of Power [Raid]

  • You can now combine two cruxes from the same boss drop table to form the other from the same drop table by examining the cruxes.

ITEMS

  • The effect "Bolstered Block" can now be triggered by using "Blinding Dust".

Downtime - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Both the EU and US servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 7am PT (3pm London Time) for an update. Estimated downtime for both sets of servers is approximately two hours. Here are the patch notes:


FABLED DUNGEONS
Echoes of Faydwer Fabled dungeons have arrived! Test your mettle alongside your allies or alone in these updated level 100 dungeons and discover all new missions, collections, armor, accessories and more!

You’ll find the entrance to these Fabled dungeons just off the dock in Butcherblock Mountains or through their original entrance locations within Greater Faydark, Klak'Anon, and Loping Plains:

  • The Fabled Acadechism [Advanced Solo & Heroic]
  • The Fabled Court of Innovation [Advanced Solo & Heroic]
  • The Fabled Crypt of Valdoon [Advanced Solo & Heroic]
  • The Fabled Freethinker Hideout [Raid & Challenge Raid]

ITEMS
All Ethereal effects will now display in chat when they trigger.

MARKETPLACE

  • Recently deleted items can now be restored for DBC by using the “Restore Item” tab located in the character window.
  • Recently deleted characters can now be restored for DBC at the character select screen by clicking the “Show Deleted” button, then highlighting the deleted character and pressing the “Restore” button.

Patch Notes - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Here are the patch notes for Wednesday, June 17th update:


*** Highlights ***

  • Fixed an issue where a player could crash after logging back into a load-balanced zone (/pickzone) or gating to a point in a load-balanced zone when that particular instance had closed.
  • Corrected an issue causing players entering mission instances of some zones to be teleported to the non-instanced versions.
  • Fixed an issue regarding binding in a load-balanced zone; you should now properly be sent to an available zone when gating or returning to your bind point.
  • Fixed an issue with the leave on corpse option in the manage loot window that could cause crashes.
  • All Noble Exchange merchants can now be used to send or receive parcels. These merchants are available in every starting city, the Plane of Knowledge, the Bazaar, and other zones throughout Norrath.

*** Items ***

  • Bard - Reduced the casting time of the Arpeggio spells on certain breastplates from 0.3s to instant.

*** Quests & Events ***

  • Arx Mentis raids - Glowing Essences of the Citadel now have a small chance to drop in Tier 2 Arx Mentis raids and drop more commonly from Calix Quirinus.
  • All Arx Mentis progression raids - Now drop exactly six Essences of the Citadel rather than between four and eight.
  • Anniversary - The 5th-13th Anniversary events have been extended to run until July 15th.
  • Heritage - The Crushbone and Permafrost Hardcore Heritage events have been extended by a week and will now end on 7/1.

*** Spells ***

  • Buffs with limited charges that are consumed when their focus effect is applied now continue to apply their remaining effects until the spell that was focused by that buff is finished resolving. This corrects a problem where the critical chance portion of spells (like Chromatic Haze and Frenzied Devastation) was never applied during the buff's final charge, because the buff was removed after the focus effect was applied but before the critical chance modifier was checked.

*** NPC ***

  • All Noble Exchange merchants can now be used to send or receive parcels. These merchants are available in every starting city, the Plane of Knowledge, the Bazaar, and other zones throughout Norrath.
  • Added factions to many NPCs in newbie zones that did not have them before, causing guards to hate them once again.

*** AA ***

  • Bard - Restored the doppelganger effect and removed the shadowstep component on the AA line "Lyrical Prankster".
  • Beastlord - Corrected a bug with ranks 4-6 of the AA line "Nature's Salve" that caused them to cast the spell associated to rank 3 of the ability. Ranks 4-6 should now increase in power and trigger the effect on your warder as originally intended.
  • Rogue - Corrected an issue that caused rank 6 of AA Extended Envenomed Blades to not function.
  • Rogue - Corrected an issue that prevented all ranks of the AA Enduring Vision from working.
  • Wizard - Arcane Fusion no longer deals damage to non-NPC targets. This should ensure that wizards who fail their Bucolic Gambit are slightly less likely to annihilate themselves.
  • Corrected a typo in the description of the buff cast by the AA "Glyph of the Cataclysm".
  • Corrected several inconsistencies with the casting level of AA abilities.

*** Progression Servers ***

  • Restored the spell merchant Gadallion to the Southern Desert of Ro in all eras.
  • The Wizard spell Rend is now available on Progression Servers in all eras.
  • The Potion of Companion's Amnesia is now available for purchase in the marketplace on all Progression Servers.
  • "an old froglok" in Upper Guk no longer spawns on Progression Servers until the Planes of Power expansion is unlocked.
  • Luminescent Weapon Grade Ore is no longer be available for purchase on Progression Servers until Rain of Fear has unlocked.
  • Some cookie molds that were not available at launch are no longer available on Progression Servers.
  • Recipes that call for Thalium Ore are no longer visible on Progression Servers until Dragons of Norrath.

*** Miscellaneous ***

  • Steamfont Mountains will now correctly use load balancing as intended.
  • Corrected an oversight that prevented players that were created on the Vox server from being able to select the suffix "of Vox".

*** UI ***

  • There is now a chat message of how much time you have before you can run /pickzone again, if you have a timer remaining.
  • You now get a message in chat with what instance you are in when you run /pickzone in a load-balanced zone. This will only appear when it is possible for the window to open, meaning any circumstance where /pickzone won't function (such as combat) will prevent this message from appearing.

- Changed -

*** Previously Updated ***

  • Fixed the Deepwater Harpoon quest. Returned the missing sentries to West Freeport, and Sentry Xyrin will again attack the nearby spectres on the island when inspired to do so.

Patch Notes - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Here are the patch notes for the Tuesday, June 16th update. There are also two in-game polls regarding PvP and PvE time-locked progression servers open for voting until next Tuesday's patch.


POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Precipice of Power [Raid]

  • Tribunal adds should despawn even if you do not kill the original copy of the Tribunal boss.

Ossuary: Cathedral of Bones [Raid]

  • Villadre's adds should now despawn when she resets or is defeated.

ABILITIES

  • Consistent Strike and Consistent Smite will now do damage at low levels.

PVP

  • Kylong Warfields will now grant Marks of Bloodshed to players over level 95.

BATTLEGROUNDS

  • Battleground of Theer tiles will no longer apply buffs or debuffs to players on the tiles, with the exception of the Order tile which will still damage those upon it.
  • Battleground of Theer will now kick players who have hidden in the protected spawn points for an excessive amount of time.

ITEMS

  • Several Altar of Malice weapons that had an erroneous extra white adornment slot have had them removed.
  • Gemstone of Scornful Malevolence may now be used to upgrade new block armor.
  • Ethereal Expertise will now message when it is applied, as well as when it is consumed.
  • Ethereal Expertise will no longer break swarm pets.

TRADESKILLS

  • Zander's Choral Rebuff II (Grandmaster) may now be crafted.

QUESTS

  • Zikana Sly'ssar will now offer his quests to Aerakyn

Downtime - Wednesday, June 10, 2015

US servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 6am PT for an update. EU servers will come down at 9pm PT (5am London Time on June 11th) for their update. Estimated downtime for both sets of servers is approximately one hour. The Butcherblock server may require additional downtime.

Here are the patch notes:


ITEMS

  • The description for Allied Energy II now correctly lists the maximum increase of 115.
  • Ethereal Weapons will now drop much more commonly.

Downtime - Tuesday, June 9, 2015

US servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 7am PT for an update. EU servers will come down at 9pm PT (5am London Time on June 10th) for their update. Estimated downtime for both sets of servers is approximately one hour. Here are the patch notes:


POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
F.S. Distillery: Stowaways [Event Heroic] and [Challenge]
The curable version of Supply Chain will no longer target mercenaries.

MERCENARIES
Lady Gretta Cheroon should now be a female when casting illusions on her.

Downtime - Thursday, June 4, 2015

Both US and EU servers will be brought offline on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 7am PT (3pm London Time) for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately one hour.

The patch notes are available after the jump.