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    FEATURES

    NEW HALAS

    The city of New Halas, namesake of the original city of the Northmen destroyed by cataclysm and war, sits in the heart of the isle of Erollis, a treacherous land of biting temperatures and aggressive fauna within the freezing waters of the Frostfang Sea. Originally a village of war hardened dwarves, it has since grown due to being blessed by Mithaniel Marr and reconnected with the Shattered Lands of Norrath. Pilgrims to New Halas can find their way there via a griffin at the docks in the Butcherblock Mountains. New characters created for New Halas will start at Pilgrim’s Landing, an encampment near the isle of Erollis, in the zone Frostfang Sea.
    THE ICY KEEP: RETRIBUTION

    A new level 90+ x4 raid dungeon with associated quests is aimed to give players an easy to moderate challenge! The pesky Frostfoots have found a new way into the Icy Keep and this time the Ice Maidens are ready for them! Join Snarf, Gerbi and many more in their quest to rid themselves of the newly hatched Ice Dragon, Vrewwx! Consider yourselves warned, however… Before entering you might want to bring 23 of your friends to help you get past his guardians.
    UNDERFOOT DEPTHS

    There is a battle raging as powerful elemental forces gather deep beneath the earth. Only the most powerful raiding parties can hope to prevail in the Underfoot Depths.
    STORYLINES

    A new “Storyline” tab has been added to the bottom of the Quest journal. The Storyline window will help you keep track of the many adventures you encounter as you explore the world of Norrath. Additionally, the Storyline window will help lead you to new adventures as they become available for you to enjoy!
    Storylines are color coded by status:
    Gold indicates that you have not picked up any quests for this storyline.
    White indicates you have made some progress in this storyline even if it is just picking up the first quest in it.
    Grey indicates you have completed all quests in this storyline.
    TRAVEL REVAMP

    We have made several changes to the game in an effort to streamline travel.
    Traveling to different locations uses a new interface.
    Now when selecting a travel location via teleportation, bell, or sokokar/horse/griffon etc. you will do so through a travel map.
    Simply double click your choice, or select it and then press OK to be whisked away.
    Mousing over a location when using world teleportation displays a level range and some background information on the area.
    Bell/carpet zone travel has been consolidated. Bells on the different continents have all been linked together. This means the bells that were in Nektulos are no longer limited to 6 locations. These bells have been reduced to one bell that is linked to other bells across Norrath. Bells used to travel within Qeynos and Freeport have not been changed except that they now use the travel map allowing for more direct connections to where you wish to go.
    Druid portals no longer require the player to have harvested a Blessed Shrubbery.
    Blessed Shrubberies have been imbued by Tunare with the power to transport players to any of the other druid rings!
    Translocate no longer requires a planar symbol.
    Translocate portals were transporting players to incorrect spots in the Bonemire and The Barren Sky. This has been corrected.
    Planar symbols have been removed from vendor lists.
    Sokokar posts no longer require the Sokokar item. They now check that you have completed either the tradeskill or adventuring version of the quest. This affects the following zones:
    Chardok
    Jarsath Wastes
    Kylong Plains
    Kunzar Jungle
    Fens of Nathsar
    You are no longer required to visit a Sokokar post before being able to travel there. This affects the following zones:
    Jarsath Wastes
    Kylong Plains
    Kunzar Jungle
    Fens of Nathsar
    The following zones no longer require you to do a quest or go to a location before accessing the inner zone travel option. The quests that were there previously have been reworked so that players can still do them optionally.
    Nektulos Forest
    Thundering Steppes
    Sinking Sands
    Pillar of Flames
    The flight paths leading to and leaving from Butcherblock, and connecting to Timorous or Darklight, have been modified some to be more geographically appropriate.
    The following quests have been modified and had money rewards attached to them:
    Griffon Egg for the Nektulos Tower Stations
    Griffon Egg for the Steppes Tower Stations
    The following zones now have inner zone travel options or have had new locations added to them:
    Steamfont
    Zek
    Feerrott
    Enchanted Lands
    Everfrost
    Greater Faydark
    Nektulos
    All spires that can be reached through wizard teleportation should now have a static teleporter and they should all now link to the entire network. This affects the following zones:
    Greater Faydark
    Moors of Ykesha
    Kylong Plains
    Tenebrous Tangle
    Bonemire
    Barren Sky
    All call spells have had their cast times reduced to 10 seconds. This affects the following spells:
    Call of The Overlord
    Call of Kelethin
    Call of Qeynos
    Call of Gorowyn
    Call of Neriak
    Call of Haven
    Call to Guild Hall
    Call of Ro
    Guild hall bell amenities have been changed:
    Since all bells are the same now we have given each one a different look.
    The Sinking Sands carpet now acts like a bell but will retain the carpet look for those who like it.

    PVP WARFIELDS (PVP Servers Only)

    Antonica and Commonlands have once again become hotbeds of conflict! Will your lands be overrun or will your forces prevail against the siege?
    Warfields are Good vs. Evil faction based events, with participation starting at level 10.
    Discord Tokens are awarded at the end of each event, with the winning team receiving bonus tokens.
    The event will stagger between Antonica and 2 hours later in Commonlands and last for 30 minutes.
    The Antonica and Commonlands zones have been CHANGED to 10 level ranges from 4 to allow a wider range of skirmishes.
    Event Description (Offense)
    Four towers located near the three griffin towers and one near the city gate will spawn 10 minutes before the skirmish.
    At the start of the event, the towers will have 5 guardian statues that will need to be destroyed by the invaders. The defenders are not able to interact with the Tower Guardians.
    The Tower Guardians are protected by powerful magic but are vulnerable to players depending on their level. Each Tower Guardian has a protection spell and a color particle associated with it.
    The Purple Tower Guardian will damage anyone level 31 or higher.
    The Blue Tower Guardian will damage anyone level 51 or higher.
    The Green Tower Guardian will damage anyone level 71 or higher.
    The Red Tower Guardian is attackable by all level ranges.
    The White Tower Guardian will be immune until all other guardians at that tower are defeated.
    Destroying the White Tower Guardian destroys that tower.
    If all four Towers are destroyed, the invaders are victorious! If any Tower Guardian is still active by the time the 30 minutes elapse, the siege fails.
    Event Description (Defense)
    Prevent the destruction of the Tower Guardians at each of the four towers.
    The defenders have 10 minutes to prepare for the siege and must then defend all four towers for 30 minutes.
    If at any point during the 30 minutes all Tower Guardians are defeated, the event ends.
    PVP GENERAL

    When inspecting spells and abilities on PvE servers the PVP checkbox will default to unchecked.
    The PVP checkbox will only appear on an item if the PVP description differs from the PvE description.
    Moved PVP Crit Mit from its own line in the persona window to part of the tooltip for toughness.
    Increased spell-damage in PVP Combat by ~15% for all classes.
    New Stat: PVP Critical Mitigation.
    This is critical mitigation that works only on attacks made on a player from a player.
    Toughness provides a bonus to PVP Critical Mitigation.
    Starting at level 30 players can go to 100% AAXP on a PVP server and have no limits on how many AA points they can spend (it used to be 1.5 * level).
    Disabling combat experience on a PVP server also disables experience gain from killing players.
    The tooltips on mitigations (physical, elemental, arcane and noxious) now includes the amount mitigated from PVP damage as well. Note: players get a slight bonus to mitigations against PVP damage and this percent includes that bonus.
    You can no longer /yell to prevent would be attackers from getting PVP credit for your death.
    PVP Items

    The following item effects can no longer critically hit:
    Grave Elemental’s Affliction and its upgrades
    Burning Affliction and its upgrades
    Magical Affliction and its upgrades
    Rune of Absolution now dispels all types of detrimental effects and is 5 charges.
    Pumice Stone now dispels all types of beneficial effects.
    Torrent and Pestilential Rain no longer have an unlimited range.
    Stonewill can only trigger once every 20 seconds when in PVP Combat.
    Divine Guidance now has a shorter duration rather than less triggers in PVP Combat.
    Stonewill now has reduced amounts rather than a reuse time in PVP Combat.
    Combat Expertise on the Grand Admiral’s Chain now includes “Greater” in name to distinguish it from the Admiral’s Chain proc.
    Massive Concussive Shock no longer has an unlimited range in PVP.
    PVP Spells and Abilities

    Assassin

    Shadow Step has had its damage reduced in PVP Combat.
    Berserker

    Battle Frenzy now has 10 triggers when used in PVP Combat.
    Cleric

    Divine Guidance now only has 10 triggers per person in PVP Combat.
    Guardian

    Improved Moderation’s PVP effect will now work and cause players you attack to target you from time to time and players attacking your groupmates to lose target from time to time.
    Improved Moderation buff now works in PVP on groupmates.
    Flat amount damage reduction from abilities like “Battle Hardening” will only reduce a PVP attacks damage by no more than 50% and will no longer be able to reduce PVP attack damage to zero. However, this still stacks with abilities such as “Last Man Standing” so it is still possible to “fail to inflict damage” but it should not happen nearly as often.

    PVP Writs

    Writs have been updated to be equally rewarding across all levels.
    All writs now require 6 kills and grant 5 tokens.
    PVP Merchants

    Scions of War carrying new wares are now available in all starting cities.
    All previous faction merchants have been removed and all their wares have been moved to the Scion of War marked, Discord Vintage Wares.
    Prices have been modified to allow a reachable progression in gear acquisition through each level.
    Other then some potions, all items are Heirloom.
    PVP Tokens

    A single token exchange purse has been added to the Priest of Discord for Faydark, Kunark, Void and Odus tokens.
    All pre-GU53 tokens now convert to the new Discord token and you can exchange one token at a time as well.
    A single currency will be used from now on, the Discord Token.
    All other currency can be exchanged using the Priest of Discord.
    Currency exchange rate is 1:1 and can be exchange 5 or 100 at a time.
    The new token is heirloom and replaces the old Shattered Lands Discord token. As such, there are no exchange bags for this tokens.
    PVP Potions

    Tear of Discord now provides 3 Accuracy.
    Essence of Discord now provides 3 Critical Bonus.
    PVP Mounts

    Disk of Chaotic Energy is now 70 speed.
    Discord's Prescient Disk is now 70 speed.
    Discord’s Enduring Disk is now 70 speed.
    SHADER 3.0

    EverQuest II now supports Shader 3.0 with new vibrant colors and depth processed by your GPU! To enable this feature, on supported cards, check the ‘Shader 3.0’ box in the Performance section of the Display options.
    Note: Shader 3.0 does not support 'r_aa_blit 1’ in the eq2.ini and it should be removed if before enabling it.
    STONEBRUNT HIGHLANDS

    Many new quests have been added to the Stonebrunt Highlands! Seek out Sous Chef Jailaya in Moonfield Hamlet, Damodar in the Mausoleum of Scholars and Felidael in the Kejek encampment.
    TRAITS

    Character Traits can now be earned all the way to level 90!

    GENERAL

    The normal shipping route to the Queen’s Colony and Outpost of the Overlord have been diverted, for reasons the Far Seas Trading Company is not yet willing to discuss. As a result, new players now start in Kelethin, New Halas, Neriak, or Gorowyn.
    Qeynos and Freeport have been disabled as starting cities.
    Removed stat cap on critical mitigation.
    Removed stat cap on potency.
    Raid nameds in The Sentinel’s Fate now grant more Alternate Advancement experience when killed.
    Fixed an issue where a character would stand on their mount for a brief second if they summoned a mount while wielding a weapon.
    Fixed an issue where using a server controlled mount, that was similar to your active mount, would cause your active mount to disappear visually.
    Fixed an issue where the client would sometimes crash if minimized during a flythrough sequence.
    Fixed an issue where using a group illusion while on a mount could render a character topless.
    Fixed an issue causing guild halls to not be available in other copies of the exterior zone if purchased when more than one copy exists.
    Increasing your defense, parry, and/or deflection skills to very high levels will no longer cause your chance to avoid attacks to go down.
    Looking around while moving backwards with strafe should no longer make you reverse directions.
    Corpses and treasure chests will no longer sink to the bottom if underwater.
    Bartenders in Norrath’s major cities will once more sell alcoholic beverages to level 90 adventurers, having been persuaded that all rumors of unfortunate high-level drunken raiding incidents are in fact vile slander and in no way explain why Roehn Theer remains undefeated. The bartenders of Norrath encourage the responsible use of alcohol in moderation. This message was not sponsored by Roehn Theer.
    USER INTERFACE

    The tooltip on avoidance now shows both the normal block and uncontested block value for your character
    The tooltip for stamina has been updated to better explain how it affects spell resistance.
    Players can no longer change their UI while dead (this would cause the revive window to vanish).
    The mouseover tooltip for tradeskill recipes will now properly display the byproduct amounts.
    Mouse buttons that are bound to hotbar keys will now have shorter forms of their text displayed according to the hotbar settings.
    Added new ‘Render Mounts’ option:
    Render Mounts – allows you to determine whether a mount is displayed when you are in combat or not. Also allows you to disable rendering of mounts altogether.
    This option is located under the Display: Animation section.
    AMENITIES

    The Training Dummy Supply Chest guildhall amenity now provides dummies of varying difficulty.
    Raid an epic dummy! (Loot not included)
    The Training Dummy Supply Chest now offers a set of grouped training dummies.
    The guildhall hunter hireling now has a chance to bring back level 70 and 80 meats for provisioning use, in addition to pelts.
    ITEMS

    All carpets, discs and cloud type mounts should now have glide.
    The Bloodgorged Choker now has resists.
    Passive pet buffs from items will properly be applied to pets from Possess Essence.
    Equipping an item adorned with Focus: Bruiser Stances will now drop your stances so the bonuses will be applied properly when renewing your stance.
    Torrent and Pestilential Rain now only have one chance to trigger per round of AE Auto-Attacks.
    Level 90 Raid Hats now all have additional effects.
    The Crocodile Legends of Norrath pet is no longer attackable and cannot be killed by Area of Effect attacks.
    Rockiron Nerves now correctly applies only one damage reduction effect.
    Level 90 guild mounts and The Sentinel’s Fate faction mounts have had their speed and buffs increased.
    Many rare drops from the heroic Sentinel’s Fate Zones are now available by speaking to Kaliba Des'Sers in Moonfield Hamlet!
    All bosses of Sentinel’s Fate heroic dungeons now have new rare drops!
    There are new items available for raiders on the El’Arad merchant.
    Tracker Coalbear’s Cuffs of the Ursine Threat can now be worn by mages.
    Added yellow slot adornments to all level 80+ mastercrafted armor.
    Changed the color of the text for the blue adornment slot from dark blue to light blue so it will be easier to read.
    Added resistances to all types of level 80+ mastercrafted armor.
    Gravity Flux from Gravity, Staff of El’Arad will no longer teleport the target.
    Nizara, City of the Nayad - “Necropolis of Lxanvon, Vol. I” pages 1-5 & “Necropolis of Lxanvon, Vol. II” pages 1-5 are no longer no-trade.
    Summoning the mount from the Ykeshan Warbear whistle will now work if you are level 80 in either adventuring or tradeskilling.
    Bane Warding can no longer trigger if it has triggered within the past second. It can no longer be modified and cannot critically hit.
    Ancient Invigoration now regenerates every two seconds rather than every three seconds.
    A great many low level items purchased from merchants in starting areas have reduced their prices.
    The Brilliant Bladestopper should be more in line with the challenge getting it.
    Cuffs of Definitive Power now have Molten Carnage IV.
    The Timorous Deep horse merchant now sells the new guild mounts.
    The item effect “Rancorous Ire” can no longer be resisted.
    Ward of Elements gear no longer requires previous levels of armor to obtain it. Coin costs were added to the previous levels of armor. Patterns are no longer needed, you can purchase the higher level armor with just the mold and Void Shards. If you happen to have a pattern, you can trade it to Assilus to get the corresponding mold back.
    LOOT

    Drops from Hard Mode Contested fights have been improved.
    Many Challenge Mode bosses now have a chance to drop additional items from the normal mode tables.
    Maalus Imbued now has a higher chance to drop the raid mount.
    SPELLS

    Certain cosmetic pets will no longer overwrite Deity pets.
    Deity pets can now be cast while moving.
    Cleric

    Reactive Heal and Damage spells no longer fail to trigger if the spell has already been cast and the cleric is feared, stifled or stunned.
    Conjuror

    Certain versions of Earthen Avatar have had their appearances changed.
    Defiler

    Tribal Spirit will now correctly apply the damage reduction.
    Enchanter

    Paranoia and Medusa’s Gaze now apply damage instantly rather than on termination.
    Illusionist

    Personae Reflections: Fixed an issue where the reflections would have a random hair style and hair color if a player race illusion was active.
    Paladin

    Paladins can no longer cancel Divine Favor after it has triggered.
    Shadowknight

    Death March: “On The March” will no longer fail to apply when the Shadowknight is stunned, stifled or feared.
    Warden

    You can no longer summon a healing grove into a wall.
    ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT

    Druid

    Tortoise Shell no longer requires a buckler.
    Guardian

    Improved Moderation will now apply properly in PVE combat on PVE servers. It displays both effects at all times.
    Shadowknight

    Reaver’s Mania can no longer be modified except by direct means.
    Shaman

    Shaman now gain Shrink Servant when purchasing Summon Spirit Companion.
    Spirit Companion: Active AAs will no longer drop when the character dies and resurrects.
    Dazing Bash no longer requires a buckler.
    Troubadour

    Sonic Interference should no longer reduce the duration of damage spells.
    Sonic Interference now deals a small amount of damage over time and has a chance to interrupt the target encounter every 6 seconds.
    Wizard

    Hail Storm now displays on the target.

    CITIZENSHIP

    Players wishing to change their citizenship should now find an Ambassador with the purpose tag <Change of Citizenship> within their respective city who can give clearer guidance on exactly how to do this and where to go.
    QUESTS

    Henry Overwater should now offer Qeynos adventure writs to players who have betrayed from evil to good.
    A Cleansing This Temple Needs: Mobs will now correctly react to the player’s possessed level instead of their actual level.
    A Cleansing This Temple Needs: The counter on the quest helper should now update correctly.
    Fury Epic: Restored to Glory: This quest should no longer require you to harvest mantrap roots. You should be able to acquire them by any means and the quest will update. Please note: this will only take affect if you are not currently on that stage of the quest.
    Troubador Epic: Feeding the Flame of Yore: This quest should no longer require you to harvest Xegonite clusters. You should be able to acquire them by any means and the quest will update. Please note: this will only take affect if you are not currently on that stage of the quest.
    Wizard Epic: Of Fire and Ice: A Codex in Crisis: Players who delete the pages of the codex prior to completing the third stage of the quest (shame on you) can obtain the pages again.
    Warlock Epic: The Will of Kyrtoxxulous: Warlocks can now purchase, trade or harvest the harvest items required during the seven stage of their quest. Please note this will only affect those who are not yet on this quest stage.
    Stonebrunt Highlands: The Erudin Chef: Tasting the stew Chef Bahiyya is creating during and after this quest series should provide players with a temporary benefit!
    Butcherblock Mountains: Trozusk’s Challenge: Player should receive the Horn of Challenge upon accepting the quest.
    Jumjum for the Soul: This quest has been slightly simplified, and Shakey scarecrow should now be more accessible.
    Steamfont: Unearthing the Moon: The Grikbar Crater is less dangerous for those attempting to complete this quest.
    Everfrost: Girding of Gunuk: This quest has had its number of kills required drastically reduced.
    The Footsteps of Dartain: Observation: The projected erudite will no longer disappear during conversation.
    In Search of Lucan: Fyr’remd Lorak should no longer disappear during conversation.
    Foomby’s Stolen Goods: The directions in “Bellendis Tempestcall’s” dialog for this quest have been changed for accuracy.
    Dockmaster Waulon at the Butcherblock Mountain Docks now offers his quests to adventurers level 17 or above.
    Shards of the Eye of Stormhammer: The shards needed for this quest should be significantly easier to find and harvest.
    The quest rewards for “Footsteps of Dartain: Ascension”, have been upgraded slightly.
    Stonebrunt Frontier: Sundered Simulacrum and Visual Obfuscation should now function correctly.
    The Willow Wood: Ayr'Dal who don the illusionary form of other races can no longer fool Daelyn Twinstar! He’s on to you!
    It is now possible to do both the tradeskill and the adventuring versions of the sokokar quest lines (from Borbin Happens and Assistant Jones at the dock in Kylong Plains).
    Neriak: Divimar G’Zule now offers her quest “The Dreadguard's Extracurricular Activities” to those level 50+ and have completed one of her city writs, even if they have completed the quest “Acts of Heresy.”
    Added purpose tags to the NPCs that give out The Hole quests in Paineel.
    Players can no longer turn in the daily mark quests to Jael in The Hole: Contested.
    Players that exit the The Vigilant: Rescue while on Stage 3 (the escort) of The Captain's Crystal can now speak to Jithir and re-start the escort.
    Players doing the Collect Elemental Cores quest will now be able too properly loot the items with group looting options set to need before greed on legendary+ items.
    Miragul’s Pylactery: Anathema:
    The following quests have had their quest category corrected:
    Reminders of Miragul
    Making Sense of Miragul, Part 2
    Necromantic Neverwhere
    Watching the Nasins Further
    A Sorcerous Tune
    TRADESKILLS

    Londiar is seeking assistance from adorners in the tradeskill societies of all major cities.
    Iced Pomegranate Ambrosia and Halasian Ice Brew now have stats useful to all archetypes.
    The Harvesting Supply Depot and Tinkered Personal Harvest Depot now store live event tradeskill components.
    Spirit-blessed arrows now have a slightly different icon.
    Void-warped Wood now stacks in piles of up to 200.
    Tinkering recipes of all levels now have events to counter.
    Difficulty levels of greater and superior adorning recipes have been raised slightly, to give a slightly greater chance of a skill up.
    Crafters wearing their Earring of the Solstice may find some more shiny red collectibles around the world.
    Mastercrafted items have received an upgrade to put them more correctly inline between treasured and legendary items.
    Spotted Whips now require Spotted Leather Pelts to make, as you would expect.
    A new introductory crafting quest is available for new players in all 6 home cities or nearby regions (Hate’s Envy in Darklight Wood, the Nursery in Greater Faydark, The Ruins in Freeport, Oakmyst Forest in Qeynos, Gorowyn Island, and on Pilgrims’ Isle outside New Halas.)
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

    Research Assistants will now mention which spell levels can be upgraded.
    Research times at lower levels have been decreased. You should be able to research something before out-leveling it now!
    HOUSE LAYOUTS

    Layout files now have 8 decimal places of accuracy rather than just 2.
    Fix for some items with identical names becoming jumbled when using /load_layout (like guild hall teleporters).
    NOTE: This fix upped the version number of house layout files from 4 to 5. So old layout files will not be able to be loaded.
    BATTLEGROUNDS

    Each tower in Smuggler’s Den now has a unique icon on the map.
    Player locations will now be randomized at the beginning of a match (to help prevent players from stacking up on each other).
    Joust will cause the flag and murderball to be dropped (like other teleport related abilities).
    Players who attempt to pick up the relic while inside a respawn area will cause the relic to reset.
    Players on the flying disk in Smuggler’s Den will be returned to the starting spot at the end of the match.
    Your group or raid can no longer queue for a battleground if any member is not permitted to queue for battlegrounds.
    There will no longer be a message “Player has dropped the flag” when Player captures the flag in the Battlefield of Ganak battleground.
    If two teams achieve or exceed the target score for a battleground the match will result in a tie with a tied score.
    Battleground icons (flags, relics etc…) will only show on the current zone and will not show when browsing maps other than the current zone.
    Setting anon or roleplay on your home server to on will no longer get set to off when returning from a battleground.
    Wards now add properly into battleground stats.
    Healing credit for wards will only be awarded for damage prevented by wards not for regenerating of wards.
    When accepting a battleground match while in combat the accept window should re-appear correctly.
    You should now be able to move more freely during pregame of a battleground.
    The battleground score window will show when you enter a battleground even if you have moved the window.
    Pets will now have the team colors of their owners in a battleground.
    You can no longer open the battleground leaderboard window unless there is data to show in that window.
    You will now get credit for cliff jumpers in battleground PVP, assuming you are close enough when they die for credit.
    The following items have been disabled in BGs:
    Bot Made Ice Cream Cart
    Mechanized Platinum Repository of Reconstruction
    Vhalen’s Tribute Band
    Gigglegibber Giggle Giver
    Heat Guided Message in a Bottle
    Gears of Klakanon, Smuggler’s Den, and Battlefield of Ganak are now available in 10-level increments to all players level 30 or higher!
    All participating players will be auto-mentored down to 30 or 40 or whichever ‘base’ level range matches their character.
    New battleground armor sets and accessories are also available for purchase every 10 levels to all players level 30 through 80
    Additionally, level 30, 40, 50, 60, and 70 mastercrafted armor has had limited amounts of toughness added, and should serve as excellent ‘starter’ sets for the battlegrounds. The sets remain otherwise unchanged
    Battlegrounds that end in a tie will now reward both teams as though they won
    Gears of Klakanon – the relic now resets as soon as it is dropped
    1st Campaign armor sets are now available from the Scion of Belamorte! This glimmering golden armor is some of the most powerful yet, and comes with the ability to be adorned with brand new PVP-only Blue adornments!
    There are 20+ brand new blue adornments available for purchase with battlegrounds tokens and usable on the new 1st Campaign armor set!
    Level 30 -> 80 fabled accessories are now available for purchase from the Scion of Belamorte!
    These items for sale include many of the level 80 accessories that previously had their procs disabled in BGs. The procs have had a proc limiter added, and been re-enabled for use!
    There are a number of brand new level 90 fabled accessories for sale from the Scion of Belamorte!
    Force of Mind and Force of Will now trigger an interrupt + 3s daze.
    Capturing points in battlegrounds will now give proper credit for the Usurper achievements.
    Slightly lowered the price of existing battlegrounds armor pieces. The new 1st Campaign armor prices remain unchanged
    Quests that require specific world events will no longer be removed when going into a battlegrounds match if those events are not active.
    SHARD OF LOVE

    Mithaniel Marr should now drop the Bow of Valor.
    SHARD OF HATE and MUNZOK’S MATERIAL BASTION

    Lockout times for these zones have been lowered to match other raid zones in their level range.
    LAIR OF THE DRAGON QUEEN

    Toxxulia will now drop a staff of calling as part of her treasure table.
    THE TEMPLE OF CAZIC-THULE

    The Acidic Slime should once again drop loot appropriate for its level.
    SPIRIT’S RESONANCE

    Killing “Researcher Jal’Dea’s Restless Spirit” will now automatically spawn “Magicmelter the Summoned” in the graveyard knows as “The Saturnine of Hollows”.
    PERAH’CELSIS’ ABOMINABLE LABORATORY

    Arkatanthis’ will cast curse of destruction no more than 6 times per min during his fight, regardless of conditions.
    ROYAL PALACE OF ROEHN THEER

    A good amount of polish has been applied to the Roehn Theer fight:
    The Rune of Paixao event has been changed slightly –
    Theer only debuffs 4 players now instead of 6 so that there are an even # of matches
    Instead of players needing to find a target of the opposite charge, they must search for group members with the identical charge
    Doing so successfully now grants a temporary dps buff
    Balanced Judgment, the failure to do so, is no longer resistable
    Awe’s damage is now slightly more resistable, it was not intended to nearly insta-gib players
    Theer should no longer occasionally drop loot on a platform that immediately drops down below the killplane
    The killplane in his room should no longer occasionally NOT kill players
    The Runes of Order and Chaos (white/red) should no longer occasionally switch to the other’s previous location
    The Runes of Order and Chaos should also no longer occasionally switch then immediately drop down below the platform
    Approaching Equilibrium now returns to its rune of Origin (where it spawned) if it happens to fall below Roehn Theer’s platform
    Additional drops have been added to the three rune Roehn Theer tables.
    The various spells and buffs and debuffs associated with Roehn Theer’s encounter have had their damage types consolidated in order to make it easier to identify specific events / debuffs.
    For example, all of the rune-square buffs are now trauma effects.
    Increased Roehn Theer’s hitbox slightly so that melee classes do not have to stand quite as close in order to melee him.
    Polar Repulsion’s damage is now mitigate-able.
    The fires that spawn on the corner platforms during Roehn Theer’s encounter are no longer targetable to help prevent occasional issues with tab-targeting during the battle.
    Sage Encounter – The AOE spells for the sages have had their radius reduced. You now have 10 seconds rather than 5 to complete the HO to remove their prismatic spheres. Sages will now wait 80 secs from the time their prismatic spheres are removed before recasting the next one. In hard mode the 3 sages now have lower maximum health.

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    Raid nameds in The Sentinel’s Fate now grant more Alternate Advancement experience when killed.
    So do those of us with the kills already counted towards AA get fucked?

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    Honestly anyone who has killed most raid named should already be capped on AA. Its been 3 months FFS.

    Anyone who hasnt killed most raid named congrats you can get AA for slacking.

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    Slacking? How exactly? On what basis are you claiming this? On the basis that I should go auto mentor and find gray content that I might have not gotten AA from on my main Conjuror? Starting from 200 AA at SF launch, there should be 50AA worth of content in the expac. I refuse to play the game like a fucking questing queer and going back over racial lines in the city suburbs in order to advance my character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToressaEQ2 View Post
    Sages will now wait 80 secs from the time their prismatic spheres are removed before recasting the next one. In hard mode the 3 sages now have lower maximum health.
    Snoozefest.

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    INC. Moar bugz!

    Seriously though is a pretty decent patch. Halas was way before my time in EQL. I started the month that PoP was released. So if Halas is a pile of shit I won't even notice/complain. I think I went there a total of one time in 4 years in EQL.
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    Wonder who the first 'tard will be to quote the entirety of the OP and add a "woot!" or similar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holymoly View Post
    Wonder who the first 'tard will be to quote the entirety of the OP and add a "woot!" or similar?
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    FEATURES

    NEW HALAS

    The city of New Halas, namesake of the original city of the Northmen destroyed by cataclysm and war, sits in the heart of the isle of Erollis, a treacherous land of biting temperatures and aggressive fauna within the freezing waters of the Frostfang Sea. Originally a village of war hardened dwarves, it has since grown due to being blessed by Mithaniel Marr and reconnected with the Shattered Lands of Norrath. Pilgrims to New Halas can find their way there via a griffin at the docks in the Butcherblock Mountains. New characters created for New Halas will start at Pilgrim’s Landing, an encampment near the isle of Erollis, in the zone Frostfang Sea.
    THE ICY KEEP: RETRIBUTION

    A new level 90+ x4 raid dungeon with associated quests is aimed to give players an easy to moderate challenge! The pesky Frostfoots have found a new way into the Icy Keep and this time the Ice Maidens are ready for them! Join Snarf, Gerbi and many more in their quest to rid themselves of the newly hatched Ice Dragon, Vrewwx! Consider yourselves warned, however… Before entering you might want to bring 23 of your friends to help you get past his guardians.
    UNDERFOOT DEPTHS

    There is a battle raging as powerful elemental forces gather deep beneath the earth. Only the most powerful raiding parties can hope to prevail in the Underfoot Depths.
    STORYLINES

    A new “Storyline” tab has been added to the bottom of the Quest journal. The Storyline window will help you keep track of the many adventures you encounter as you explore the world of Norrath. Additionally, the Storyline window will help lead you to new adventures as they become available for you to enjoy!
    Storylines are color coded by status:
    Gold indicates that you have not picked up any quests for this storyline.
    White indicates you have made some progress in this storyline even if it is just picking up the first quest in it.
    Grey indicates you have completed all quests in this storyline.
    TRAVEL REVAMP

    We have made several changes to the game in an effort to streamline travel.
    Traveling to different locations uses a new interface.
    Now when selecting a travel location via teleportation, bell, or sokokar/horse/griffon etc. you will do so through a travel map.
    Simply double click your choice, or select it and then press OK to be whisked away.
    Mousing over a location when using world teleportation displays a level range and some background information on the area.
    Bell/carpet zone travel has been consolidated. Bells on the different continents have all been linked together. This means the bells that were in Nektulos are no longer limited to 6 locations. These bells have been reduced to one bell that is linked to other bells across Norrath. Bells used to travel within Qeynos and Freeport have not been changed except that they now use the travel map allowing for more direct connections to where you wish to go.
    Druid portals no longer require the player to have harvested a Blessed Shrubbery.
    Blessed Shrubberies have been imbued by Tunare with the power to transport players to any of the other druid rings!
    Translocate no longer requires a planar symbol.
    Translocate portals were transporting players to incorrect spots in the Bonemire and The Barren Sky. This has been corrected.
    Planar symbols have been removed from vendor lists.
    Sokokar posts no longer require the Sokokar item. They now check that you have completed either the tradeskill or adventuring version of the quest. This affects the following zones:
    Chardok
    Jarsath Wastes
    Kylong Plains
    Kunzar Jungle
    Fens of Nathsar
    You are no longer required to visit a Sokokar post before being able to travel there. This affects the following zones:
    Jarsath Wastes
    Kylong Plains
    Kunzar Jungle
    Fens of Nathsar
    The following zones no longer require you to do a quest or go to a location before accessing the inner zone travel option. The quests that were there previously have been reworked so that players can still do them optionally.
    Nektulos Forest
    Thundering Steppes
    Sinking Sands
    Pillar of Flames
    The flight paths leading to and leaving from Butcherblock, and connecting to Timorous or Darklight, have been modified some to be more geographically appropriate.
    The following quests have been modified and had money rewards attached to them:
    Griffon Egg for the Nektulos Tower Stations
    Griffon Egg for the Steppes Tower Stations
    The following zones now have inner zone travel options or have had new locations added to them:
    Steamfont
    Zek
    Feerrott
    Enchanted Lands
    Everfrost
    Greater Faydark
    Nektulos
    All spires that can be reached through wizard teleportation should now have a static teleporter and they should all now link to the entire network. This affects the following zones:
    Greater Faydark
    Moors of Ykesha
    Kylong Plains
    Tenebrous Tangle
    Bonemire
    Barren Sky
    All call spells have had their cast times reduced to 10 seconds. This affects the following spells:
    Call of The Overlord
    Call of Kelethin
    Call of Qeynos
    Call of Gorowyn
    Call of Neriak
    Call of Haven
    Call to Guild Hall
    Call of Ro
    Guild hall bell amenities have been changed:
    Since all bells are the same now we have given each one a different look.
    The Sinking Sands carpet now acts like a bell but will retain the carpet look for those who like it.

    PVP WARFIELDS (PVP Servers Only)

    Antonica and Commonlands have once again become hotbeds of conflict! Will your lands be overrun or will your forces prevail against the siege?
    Warfields are Good vs. Evil faction based events, with participation starting at level 10.
    Discord Tokens are awarded at the end of each event, with the winning team receiving bonus tokens.
    The event will stagger between Antonica and 2 hours later in Commonlands and last for 30 minutes.
    The Antonica and Commonlands zones have been CHANGED to 10 level ranges from 4 to allow a wider range of skirmishes.
    Event Description (Offense)
    Four towers located near the three griffin towers and one near the city gate will spawn 10 minutes before the skirmish.
    At the start of the event, the towers will have 5 guardian statues that will need to be destroyed by the invaders. The defenders are not able to interact with the Tower Guardians.
    The Tower Guardians are protected by powerful magic but are vulnerable to players depending on their level. Each Tower Guardian has a protection spell and a color particle associated with it.
    The Purple Tower Guardian will damage anyone level 31 or higher.
    The Blue Tower Guardian will damage anyone level 51 or higher.
    The Green Tower Guardian will damage anyone level 71 or higher.
    The Red Tower Guardian is attackable by all level ranges.
    The White Tower Guardian will be immune until all other guardians at that tower are defeated.
    Destroying the White Tower Guardian destroys that tower.
    If all four Towers are destroyed, the invaders are victorious! If any Tower Guardian is still active by the time the 30 minutes elapse, the siege fails.
    Event Description (Defense)
    Prevent the destruction of the Tower Guardians at each of the four towers.
    The defenders have 10 minutes to prepare for the siege and must then defend all four towers for 30 minutes.
    If at any point during the 30 minutes all Tower Guardians are defeated, the event ends.
    PVP GENERAL

    When inspecting spells and abilities on PvE servers the PVP checkbox will default to unchecked.
    The PVP checkbox will only appear on an item if the PVP description differs from the PvE description.
    Moved PVP Crit Mit from its own line in the persona window to part of the tooltip for toughness.
    Increased spell-damage in PVP Combat by ~15% for all classes.
    New Stat: PVP Critical Mitigation.
    This is critical mitigation that works only on attacks made on a player from a player.
    Toughness provides a bonus to PVP Critical Mitigation.
    Starting at level 30 players can go to 100% AAXP on a PVP server and have no limits on how many AA points they can spend (it used to be 1.5 * level).
    Disabling combat experience on a PVP server also disables experience gain from killing players.
    The tooltips on mitigations (physical, elemental, arcane and noxious) now includes the amount mitigated from PVP damage as well. Note: players get a slight bonus to mitigations against PVP damage and this percent includes that bonus.
    You can no longer /yell to prevent would be attackers from getting PVP credit for your death.
    PVP Items

    The following item effects can no longer critically hit:
    Grave Elemental’s Affliction and its upgrades
    Burning Affliction and its upgrades
    Magical Affliction and its upgrades
    Rune of Absolution now dispels all types of detrimental effects and is 5 charges.
    Pumice Stone now dispels all types of beneficial effects.
    Torrent and Pestilential Rain no longer have an unlimited range.
    Stonewill can only trigger once every 20 seconds when in PVP Combat.
    Divine Guidance now has a shorter duration rather than less triggers in PVP Combat.
    Stonewill now has reduced amounts rather than a reuse time in PVP Combat.
    Combat Expertise on the Grand Admiral’s Chain now includes “Greater” in name to distinguish it from the Admiral’s Chain proc.
    Massive Concussive Shock no longer has an unlimited range in PVP.
    PVP Spells and Abilities

    Assassin

    Shadow Step has had its damage reduced in PVP Combat.
    Berserker

    Battle Frenzy now has 10 triggers when used in PVP Combat.
    Cleric

    Divine Guidance now only has 10 triggers per person in PVP Combat.
    Guardian

    Improved Moderation’s PVP effect will now work and cause players you attack to target you from time to time and players attacking your groupmates to lose target from time to time.
    Improved Moderation buff now works in PVP on groupmates.
    Flat amount damage reduction from abilities like “Battle Hardening” will only reduce a PVP attacks damage by no more than 50% and will no longer be able to reduce PVP attack damage to zero. However, this still stacks with abilities such as “Last Man Standing” so it is still possible to “fail to inflict damage” but it should not happen nearly as often.

    PVP Writs

    Writs have been updated to be equally rewarding across all levels.
    All writs now require 6 kills and grant 5 tokens.
    PVP Merchants

    Scions of War carrying new wares are now available in all starting cities.
    All previous faction merchants have been removed and all their wares have been moved to the Scion of War marked, Discord Vintage Wares.
    Prices have been modified to allow a reachable progression in gear acquisition through each level.
    Other then some potions, all items are Heirloom.
    PVP Tokens

    A single token exchange purse has been added to the Priest of Discord for Faydark, Kunark, Void and Odus tokens.
    All pre-GU53 tokens now convert to the new Discord token and you can exchange one token at a time as well.
    A single currency will be used from now on, the Discord Token.
    All other currency can be exchanged using the Priest of Discord.
    Currency exchange rate is 1:1 and can be exchange 5 or 100 at a time.
    The new token is heirloom and replaces the old Shattered Lands Discord token. As such, there are no exchange bags for this tokens.
    PVP Potions

    Tear of Discord now provides 3 Accuracy.
    Essence of Discord now provides 3 Critical Bonus.
    PVP Mounts

    Disk of Chaotic Energy is now 70 speed.
    Discord's Prescient Disk is now 70 speed.
    Discord’s Enduring Disk is now 70 speed.
    SHADER 3.0

    EverQuest II now supports Shader 3.0 with new vibrant colors and depth processed by your GPU! To enable this feature, on supported cards, check the ‘Shader 3.0’ box in the Performance section of the Display options.
    Note: Shader 3.0 does not support 'r_aa_blit 1’ in the eq2.ini and it should be removed if before enabling it.
    STONEBRUNT HIGHLANDS

    Many new quests have been added to the Stonebrunt Highlands! Seek out Sous Chef Jailaya in Moonfield Hamlet, Damodar in the Mausoleum of Scholars and Felidael in the Kejek encampment.
    TRAITS

    Character Traits can now be earned all the way to level 90!

    GENERAL

    The normal shipping route to the Queen’s Colony and Outpost of the Overlord have been diverted, for reasons the Far Seas Trading Company is not yet willing to discuss. As a result, new players now start in Kelethin, New Halas, Neriak, or Gorowyn.
    Qeynos and Freeport have been disabled as starting cities.
    Removed stat cap on critical mitigation.
    Removed stat cap on potency.
    Raid nameds in The Sentinel’s Fate now grant more Alternate Advancement experience when killed.
    Fixed an issue where a character would stand on their mount for a brief second if they summoned a mount while wielding a weapon.
    Fixed an issue where using a server controlled mount, that was similar to your active mount, would cause your active mount to disappear visually.
    Fixed an issue where the client would sometimes crash if minimized during a flythrough sequence.
    Fixed an issue where using a group illusion while on a mount could render a character topless.
    Fixed an issue causing guild halls to not be available in other copies of the exterior zone if purchased when more than one copy exists.
    Increasing your defense, parry, and/or deflection skills to very high levels will no longer cause your chance to avoid attacks to go down.
    Looking around while moving backwards with strafe should no longer make you reverse directions.
    Corpses and treasure chests will no longer sink to the bottom if underwater.
    Bartenders in Norrath’s major cities will once more sell alcoholic beverages to level 90 adventurers, having been persuaded that all rumors of unfortunate high-level drunken raiding incidents are in fact vile slander and in no way explain why Roehn Theer remains undefeated. The bartenders of Norrath encourage the responsible use of alcohol in moderation. This message was not sponsored by Roehn Theer.
    USER INTERFACE

    The tooltip on avoidance now shows both the normal block and uncontested block value for your character
    The tooltip for stamina has been updated to better explain how it affects spell resistance.
    Players can no longer change their UI while dead (this would cause the revive window to vanish).
    The mouseover tooltip for tradeskill recipes will now properly display the byproduct amounts.
    Mouse buttons that are bound to hotbar keys will now have shorter forms of their text displayed according to the hotbar settings.
    Added new ‘Render Mounts’ option:
    Render Mounts – allows you to determine whether a mount is displayed when you are in combat or not. Also allows you to disable rendering of mounts altogether.
    This option is located under the Display: Animation section.
    AMENITIES

    The Training Dummy Supply Chest guildhall amenity now provides dummies of varying difficulty.
    Raid an epic dummy! (Loot not included)
    The Training Dummy Supply Chest now offers a set of grouped training dummies.
    The guildhall hunter hireling now has a chance to bring back level 70 and 80 meats for provisioning use, in addition to pelts.
    ITEMS

    All carpets, discs and cloud type mounts should now have glide.
    The Bloodgorged Choker now has resists.
    Passive pet buffs from items will properly be applied to pets from Possess Essence.
    Equipping an item adorned with Focus: Bruiser Stances will now drop your stances so the bonuses will be applied properly when renewing your stance.
    Torrent and Pestilential Rain now only have one chance to trigger per round of AE Auto-Attacks.
    Level 90 Raid Hats now all have additional effects.
    The Crocodile Legends of Norrath pet is no longer attackable and cannot be killed by Area of Effect attacks.
    Rockiron Nerves now correctly applies only one damage reduction effect.
    Level 90 guild mounts and The Sentinel’s Fate faction mounts have had their speed and buffs increased.
    Many rare drops from the heroic Sentinel’s Fate Zones are now available by speaking to Kaliba Des'Sers in Moonfield Hamlet!
    All bosses of Sentinel’s Fate heroic dungeons now have new rare drops!
    There are new items available for raiders on the El’Arad merchant.
    Tracker Coalbear’s Cuffs of the Ursine Threat can now be worn by mages.
    Added yellow slot adornments to all level 80+ mastercrafted armor.
    Changed the color of the text for the blue adornment slot from dark blue to light blue so it will be easier to read.
    Added resistances to all types of level 80+ mastercrafted armor.
    Gravity Flux from Gravity, Staff of El’Arad will no longer teleport the target.
    Nizara, City of the Nayad - “Necropolis of Lxanvon, Vol. I” pages 1-5 & “Necropolis of Lxanvon, Vol. II” pages 1-5 are no longer no-trade.
    Summoning the mount from the Ykeshan Warbear whistle will now work if you are level 80 in either adventuring or tradeskilling.
    Bane Warding can no longer trigger if it has triggered within the past second. It can no longer be modified and cannot critically hit.
    Ancient Invigoration now regenerates every two seconds rather than every three seconds.
    A great many low level items purchased from merchants in starting areas have reduced their prices.
    The Brilliant Bladestopper should be more in line with the challenge getting it.
    Cuffs of Definitive Power now have Molten Carnage IV.
    The Timorous Deep horse merchant now sells the new guild mounts.
    The item effect “Rancorous Ire” can no longer be resisted.
    Ward of Elements gear no longer requires previous levels of armor to obtain it. Coin costs were added to the previous levels of armor. Patterns are no longer needed, you can purchase the higher level armor with just the mold and Void Shards. If you happen to have a pattern, you can trade it to Assilus to get the corresponding mold back.
    LOOT

    Drops from Hard Mode Contested fights have been improved.
    Many Challenge Mode bosses now have a chance to drop additional items from the normal mode tables.
    Maalus Imbued now has a higher chance to drop the raid mount.
    SPELLS

    Certain cosmetic pets will no longer overwrite Deity pets.
    Deity pets can now be cast while moving.
    Cleric

    Reactive Heal and Damage spells no longer fail to trigger if the spell has already been cast and the cleric is feared, stifled or stunned.
    Conjuror

    Certain versions of Earthen Avatar have had their appearances changed.
    Defiler

    Tribal Spirit will now correctly apply the damage reduction.
    Enchanter

    Paranoia and Medusa’s Gaze now apply damage instantly rather than on termination.
    Illusionist

    Personae Reflections: Fixed an issue where the reflections would have a random hair style and hair color if a player race illusion was active.
    Paladin

    Paladins can no longer cancel Divine Favor after it has triggered.
    Shadowknight

    Death March: “On The March” will no longer fail to apply when the Shadowknight is stunned, stifled or feared.
    Warden

    You can no longer summon a healing grove into a wall.
    ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT

    Druid

    Tortoise Shell no longer requires a buckler.
    Guardian

    Improved Moderation will now apply properly in PVE combat on PVE servers. It displays both effects at all times.
    Shadowknight

    Reaver’s Mania can no longer be modified except by direct means.
    Shaman

    Shaman now gain Shrink Servant when purchasing Summon Spirit Companion.
    Spirit Companion: Active AAs will no longer drop when the character dies and resurrects.
    Dazing Bash no longer requires a buckler.
    Troubadour

    Sonic Interference should no longer reduce the duration of damage spells.
    Sonic Interference now deals a small amount of damage over time and has a chance to interrupt the target encounter every 6 seconds.
    Wizard

    Hail Storm now displays on the target.

    CITIZENSHIP

    Players wishing to change their citizenship should now find an Ambassador with the purpose tag <Change of Citizenship> within their respective city who can give clearer guidance on exactly how to do this and where to go.
    QUESTS

    Henry Overwater should now offer Qeynos adventure writs to players who have betrayed from evil to good.
    A Cleansing This Temple Needs: Mobs will now correctly react to the player’s possessed level instead of their actual level.
    A Cleansing This Temple Needs: The counter on the quest helper should now update correctly.
    Fury Epic: Restored to Glory: This quest should no longer require you to harvest mantrap roots. You should be able to acquire them by any means and the quest will update. Please note: this will only take affect if you are not currently on that stage of the quest.
    Troubador Epic: Feeding the Flame of Yore: This quest should no longer require you to harvest Xegonite clusters. You should be able to acquire them by any means and the quest will update. Please note: this will only take affect if you are not currently on that stage of the quest.
    Wizard Epic: Of Fire and Ice: A Codex in Crisis: Players who delete the pages of the codex prior to completing the third stage of the quest (shame on you) can obtain the pages again.
    Warlock Epic: The Will of Kyrtoxxulous: Warlocks can now purchase, trade or harvest the harvest items required during the seven stage of their quest. Please note this will only affect those who are not yet on this quest stage.
    Stonebrunt Highlands: The Erudin Chef: Tasting the stew Chef Bahiyya is creating during and after this quest series should provide players with a temporary benefit!
    Butcherblock Mountains: Trozusk’s Challenge: Player should receive the Horn of Challenge upon accepting the quest.
    Jumjum for the Soul: This quest has been slightly simplified, and Shakey scarecrow should now be more accessible.
    Steamfont: Unearthing the Moon: The Grikbar Crater is less dangerous for those attempting to complete this quest.
    Everfrost: Girding of Gunuk: This quest has had its number of kills required drastically reduced.
    The Footsteps of Dartain: Observation: The projected erudite will no longer disappear during conversation.
    In Search of Lucan: Fyr’remd Lorak should no longer disappear during conversation.
    Foomby’s Stolen Goods: The directions in “Bellendis Tempestcall’s” dialog for this quest have been changed for accuracy.
    Dockmaster Waulon at the Butcherblock Mountain Docks now offers his quests to adventurers level 17 or above.
    Shards of the Eye of Stormhammer: The shards needed for this quest should be significantly easier to find and harvest.
    The quest rewards for “Footsteps of Dartain: Ascension”, have been upgraded slightly.
    Stonebrunt Frontier: Sundered Simulacrum and Visual Obfuscation should now function correctly.
    The Willow Wood: Ayr'Dal who don the illusionary form of other races can no longer fool Daelyn Twinstar! He’s on to you!
    It is now possible to do both the tradeskill and the adventuring versions of the sokokar quest lines (from Borbin Happens and Assistant Jones at the dock in Kylong Plains).
    Neriak: Divimar G’Zule now offers her quest “The Dreadguard's Extracurricular Activities” to those level 50+ and have completed one of her city writs, even if they have completed the quest “Acts of Heresy.”
    Added purpose tags to the NPCs that give out The Hole quests in Paineel.
    Players can no longer turn in the daily mark quests to Jael in The Hole: Contested.
    Players that exit the The Vigilant: Rescue while on Stage 3 (the escort) of The Captain's Crystal can now speak to Jithir and re-start the escort.
    Players doing the Collect Elemental Cores quest will now be able too properly loot the items with group looting options set to need before greed on legendary+ items.
    Miragul’s Pylactery: Anathema:
    The following quests have had their quest category corrected:
    Reminders of Miragul
    Making Sense of Miragul, Part 2
    Necromantic Neverwhere
    Watching the Nasins Further
    A Sorcerous Tune
    TRADESKILLS

    Londiar is seeking assistance from adorners in the tradeskill societies of all major cities.
    Iced Pomegranate Ambrosia and Halasian Ice Brew now have stats useful to all archetypes.
    The Harvesting Supply Depot and Tinkered Personal Harvest Depot now store live event tradeskill components.
    Spirit-blessed arrows now have a slightly different icon.
    Void-warped Wood now stacks in piles of up to 200.
    Tinkering recipes of all levels now have events to counter.
    Difficulty levels of greater and superior adorning recipes have been raised slightly, to give a slightly greater chance of a skill up.
    Crafters wearing their Earring of the Solstice may find some more shiny red collectibles around the world.
    Mastercrafted items have received an upgrade to put them more correctly inline between treasured and legendary items.
    Spotted Whips now require Spotted Leather Pelts to make, as you would expect.
    A new introductory crafting quest is available for new players in all 6 home cities or nearby regions (Hate’s Envy in Darklight Wood, the Nursery in Greater Faydark, The Ruins in Freeport, Oakmyst Forest in Qeynos, Gorowyn Island, and on Pilgrims’ Isle outside New Halas.)
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

    Research Assistants will now mention which spell levels can be upgraded.
    Research times at lower levels have been decreased. You should be able to research something before out-leveling it now!
    HOUSE LAYOUTS

    Layout files now have 8 decimal places of accuracy rather than just 2.
    Fix for some items with identical names becoming jumbled when using /load_layout (like guild hall teleporters).
    NOTE: This fix upped the version number of house layout files from 4 to 5. So old layout files will not be able to be loaded.
    BATTLEGROUNDS

    Each tower in Smuggler’s Den now has a unique icon on the map.
    Player locations will now be randomized at the beginning of a match (to help prevent players from stacking up on each other).
    Joust will cause the flag and murderball to be dropped (like other teleport related abilities).
    Players who attempt to pick up the relic while inside a respawn area will cause the relic to reset.
    Players on the flying disk in Smuggler’s Den will be returned to the starting spot at the end of the match.
    Your group or raid can no longer queue for a battleground if any member is not permitted to queue for battlegrounds.
    There will no longer be a message “Player has dropped the flag” when Player captures the flag in the Battlefield of Ganak battleground.
    If two teams achieve or exceed the target score for a battleground the match will result in a tie with a tied score.
    Battleground icons (flags, relics etc…) will only show on the current zone and will not show when browsing maps other than the current zone.
    Setting anon or roleplay on your home server to on will no longer get set to off when returning from a battleground.
    Wards now add properly into battleground stats.
    Healing credit for wards will only be awarded for damage prevented by wards not for regenerating of wards.
    When accepting a battleground match while in combat the accept window should re-appear correctly.
    You should now be able to move more freely during pregame of a battleground.
    The battleground score window will show when you enter a battleground even if you have moved the window.
    Pets will now have the team colors of their owners in a battleground.
    You can no longer open the battleground leaderboard window unless there is data to show in that window.
    You will now get credit for cliff jumpers in battleground PVP, assuming you are close enough when they die for credit.
    The following items have been disabled in BGs:
    Bot Made Ice Cream Cart
    Mechanized Platinum Repository of Reconstruction
    Vhalen’s Tribute Band
    Gigglegibber Giggle Giver
    Heat Guided Message in a Bottle
    Gears of Klakanon, Smuggler’s Den, and Battlefield of Ganak are now available in 10-level increments to all players level 30 or higher!
    All participating players will be auto-mentored down to 30 or 40 or whichever ‘base’ level range matches their character.
    New battleground armor sets and accessories are also available for purchase every 10 levels to all players level 30 through 80
    Additionally, level 30, 40, 50, 60, and 70 mastercrafted armor has had limited amounts of toughness added, and should serve as excellent ‘starter’ sets for the battlegrounds. The sets remain otherwise unchanged
    Battlegrounds that end in a tie will now reward both teams as though they won
    Gears of Klakanon – the relic now resets as soon as it is dropped
    1st Campaign armor sets are now available from the Scion of Belamorte! This glimmering golden armor is some of the most powerful yet, and comes with the ability to be adorned with brand new PVP-only Blue adornments!
    There are 20+ brand new blue adornments available for purchase with battlegrounds tokens and usable on the new 1st Campaign armor set!
    Level 30 -> 80 fabled accessories are now available for purchase from the Scion of Belamorte!
    These items for sale include many of the level 80 accessories that previously had their procs disabled in BGs. The procs have had a proc limiter added, and been re-enabled for use!
    There are a number of brand new level 90 fabled accessories for sale from the Scion of Belamorte!
    Force of Mind and Force of Will now trigger an interrupt + 3s daze.
    Capturing points in battlegrounds will now give proper credit for the Usurper achievements.
    Slightly lowered the price of existing battlegrounds armor pieces. The new 1st Campaign armor prices remain unchanged
    Quests that require specific world events will no longer be removed when going into a battlegrounds match if those events are not active.
    SHARD OF LOVE

    Mithaniel Marr should now drop the Bow of Valor.
    SHARD OF HATE and MUNZOK’S MATERIAL BASTION

    Lockout times for these zones have been lowered to match other raid zones in their level range.
    LAIR OF THE DRAGON QUEEN

    Toxxulia will now drop a staff of calling as part of her treasure table.
    THE TEMPLE OF CAZIC-THULE

    The Acidic Slime should once again drop loot appropriate for its level.
    SPIRIT’S RESONANCE

    Killing “Researcher Jal’Dea’s Restless Spirit” will now automatically spawn “Magicmelter the Summoned” in the graveyard knows as “The Saturnine of Hollows”.
    PERAH’CELSIS’ ABOMINABLE LABORATORY

    Arkatanthis’ will cast curse of destruction no more than 6 times per min during his fight, regardless of conditions.
    ROYAL PALACE OF ROEHN THEER

    A good amount of polish has been applied to the Roehn Theer fight:
    The Rune of Paixao event has been changed slightly –
    Theer only debuffs 4 players now instead of 6 so that there are an even # of matches
    Instead of players needing to find a target of the opposite charge, they must search for group members with the identical charge
    Doing so successfully now grants a temporary dps buff
    Balanced Judgment, the failure to do so, is no longer resistable
    Awe’s damage is now slightly more resistable, it was not intended to nearly insta-gib players
    Theer should no longer occasionally drop loot on a platform that immediately drops down below the killplane
    The killplane in his room should no longer occasionally NOT kill players
    The Runes of Order and Chaos (white/red) should no longer occasionally switch to the other’s previous location
    The Runes of Order and Chaos should also no longer occasionally switch then immediately drop down below the platform
    Approaching Equilibrium now returns to its rune of Origin (where it spawned) if it happens to fall below Roehn Theer’s platform
    Additional drops have been added to the three rune Roehn Theer tables.
    The various spells and buffs and debuffs associated with Roehn Theer’s encounter have had their damage types consolidated in order to make it easier to identify specific events / debuffs.
    For example, all of the rune-square buffs are now trauma effects.
    Increased Roehn Theer’s hitbox slightly so that melee classes do not have to stand quite as close in order to melee him.
    Polar Repulsion’s damage is now mitigate-able.
    The fires that spawn on the corner platforms during Roehn Theer’s encounter are no longer targetable to help prevent occasional issues with tab-targeting during the battle.
    Sage Encounter – The AOE spells for the sages have had their radius reduced. You now have 10 seconds rather than 5 to complete the HO to remove their prismatic spheres. Sages will now wait 80 secs from the time their prismatic spheres are removed before recasting the next one. In hard mode the 3 sages now have lower maximum health.
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    Default Re: Update notes for tomorrow's GU

    You seriously had to quote it all...
    Quote Originally Posted by Official Forums (Aeralik) View Post
    I realize its human nature to place blame on things you dont fully understand

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