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Latest Round of Patch Notes

(( Have you read the latest round of patch notes for EverQuest II? I’ve highlighted those that were of particular interest to me, if you have any comments please leave them below! ))

Wild Swings will now persist through death.
The switches that open and close doors and barriers on the Vigilant: Final Destruction should now function on PvP servers.
Killing several Dreadnaught guards in South Freeport will now cause them to learn some respect. The same applies to Thexians in North Freeport.

Effects that can only be obtained on PVP Servers will no longer work in Battlegrounds.

All raid dropped armor now has red adornment slots.

Critical Mitigation on many raid dropped armor pieces have been changed to be more in line with TSO numbers.
Many of the high tier armor sets have been renamed to reduce confusion.
Brellium resist jewelry items have been improved.
All raid dropped jewelry now has resists.
Many raid drop weapons and jewelry items have had additional effects added.
Some of Waansu’s items have had class restrictions added.

The quest “Swiping Scrolls” can once again be successfully completed.
The quest “Shroom Prune” now updates off of killing Coercer Pittles and Shroombis the Coerced.

Waansu should no longer appear inside a test tube if he has spawned as an encounter

It should be more difficult to get out of PvP combat after engaging someone in PvP combat.
You can no longer break PvP encounters by using /yell.
All raid mobs have had their damage and melee reduced by 10-20%

You will now only get a death credit in a battleground if you actually die.
Ungrouped members on the same team should be autogrouped after a few seconds.
The old group icons are back. So custom UI group icons should work normally now.
Russian names now display properly in the battleground leaderboard window.
Healing from wards will now count as healing given and healing received in the battleground leaderboard.

The descriptions for Clarissa’s Content Countenance and Criggle’s Chaotic Characteristics have been updated to resolve some confusion issues.
The following items have been changed from heirloom/lore-equip to no trade/lore:
exquisite woven boots
exquisite woven pants
exquisite woven shoulder pads
exquisite woven tunic
female tradesman boots
female tradesman gloves
female tradesman pants
female tradesman tunic
male tradesman boots
male tradesman gloves
male tradesman pants
male tradesman tunic
striking woven boots
striking woven pants
striking woven shoulder pads
striking woven tunic
dragon fastened robe
exquisitely stitched robe
female gold blouse
female gold skirt
formal wear female ensemble
formal wear male ensemble

Rewards from the ‘Shadows of the Betrayed’ signature quest are now correctly flagged as one-hand weapons.

Tradeskilled adornments would not work on a large number of low-level items. This has been fixed.
The Hua Mein daily crafting missions now include only 1 mission that requires harvesting, equivalent to the Kerra and Quel’ule factions.

Toxxulia should do less damage with her spells and melee.

Maalus Shadowfyre will now cast his AOE spells at least 12 seconds apart from one another, rather than 8 seconds, giving players more time to recover after the previous AOE spell ticks.

Perah Celsis should do slightly less damage with his spells.

GU52 Patch Notes!

Going live today, LOTS of fantastic goodies!


Emperor’s Athenaeum

  • The Order of Rime has managed to re-open this ancient vault of Venril Sathir’s. What secrets lie within? What terrible guardians? Venture in with a single group of adventurers to find out what awaits!

Kunark Overland Quests

  • A mysterious army has appeared upon the shores of Kunark and begun pillaging the land and slaughtering those that oppose them.  Citizens of Dreg’s Landing in Kylong Plains, Sathir’s Span in Fens of Nathsar, the City of Jinisk in Kunzar Jungle and Danak’s Upper Command Camp in Jarsath Wastes are looking for your help in learning about the invaders and defeating them.

Kurn’s Tower

  • After Najena’s magic revealed the void tear slowly consuming the tower, the Bellywhumpers have frantically dug a passage into Kurn’s Tower once again! Delve into your choice of the x2 raid or the single group instance, and attempt to solve the mysteries within!

Research Assistants

  • Research Assistants have moved into many cities in Norrath.  These hardworking men and women will do the research to upgrade a spell or combat art from journeyman to adept or from expert to master.  They will only assist one character per account at a time and only help those level 20 or higher.  Research Assistants can be found in each of the six hoods and villages of Freeport and Qeynos, Neriak, Haven, Gorowyn and Kelethin.  You can ask any guard in those areas to point you in the direction of a Research Assistant if you can’t find them.

Shadow System

  • A new shadow system has been implemented for the game.  This new system uses your graphics card to build the shadows rather than your CPU and it comes with a few extras as well.  Using the shadow mapping technique and 3.0 Shaders we’re now able to cast softer shadows, fade shadows, and cast dynamic shadows from trees, plants, feathers, and more!  The new system fixes a few shadowing glitches found in certain armor sets and self-shadowing and depending on your computer’s settings may also significantly improve performance.

Spell Renaming

  • All spells have been renamed to have a consistent naming structure across all levels. New spells will now be differentiated by roman numerals.  So you will see Ice Comet, Ice Comet II, and so on in your spell book now.  All combat text will refer to the base name though.  In addition, the tier structure has changed to be more distinct.  Apprentice I – III are now renamed just Apprentice, Apprentice IV is now Journeyman, Adept I is now Adept, Adept III is now Expert, Master I is simply Master and Master II is now Grandmaster.

User Books

  • Players can now leave their permanent mark in the world of Norrath by authoring their own books. Empty books will be available from level 50+ sages.  Once you edit the content of an empty book you become the author and from that point forward you are the only one who can edit the book content.  Player-written books are tradable so you can give them to your friends or even sell them on the broker.  Find them on the broker by selecting “user books” under the advanced search options.

Voice Chat

  • Station Launcher will soon have a new release with voice capability. It will allow you to start voice chatting as any of your EQII characters before running the client or while patching. Going into game while voice chatting in Station Launcher will be seamless. If you’re already chatting, the client will detect this. If you’re voice chatting as a different character than you’re playing, a new button will appear on the voice bar allowing you to switch (or you may switch in Station Launcher). Station Launcher will also keep voice chat active after the client closes.


  • All characters have been given an AA respec.
  • Indus Surion (the Qeynos librarian) should no longer sell “The Freeport’s Guide to Opportunity – 2nd Edition”.
  • Navarius Orvalis (the Freeport librarian) should no longer sell “Welcome to Qeynos, Citizen! – 2nd Edition”.
  • Class Trainers will now only sell Entertainment spells and not Apprentice II spells.
  • By popular demand, the Gigglegibber Gamblin’ Lotto game has expanded onto the Lavastorm docks (void where prohibited by Norrathian law).
  • After a disturbing number of Koada’Dal disappeared while speaking with him, Vindain Greenfaith has moved slightly away from the entrance to The Down Below in Castleview Hamlet.
  • Daily faction missions in Tupta, Grobb, and Firmroot Moot now award more faction.
  • Killing NPCs will now accumulate achievement experience faster.
  • Missions now grant slightly higher achievement experience.
  • Merchants who formerly made a living selling Apprentice II spells are experiencing an economic downturn and have either found new employment or departed the city to seek fortune elsewhere.
  • Menders based in Kunark will now assist you even though they may be apprehensive.  Brokers are also willing to deal with you once they consider you indifferently.  Fens of Nathsar now has a mender, banker, and fence.
  • Mounts will now persist through death.
  • Most Baubles that apply illusions will show the illusion in the dressing room when Ctrl+Left Clicked.
  • Beneficial spells will no longer fail to cast if you have an object such as a harvest node or non-attackable npc targeted.
  • Cosmetic pets will no longer be killed by AOE from monsters.
  • Castable items will no longer trigger proc spells.
  • Item based triggered effects can no longer critical or have their damage components modified unless done directly through something like an achievement or set bonus.
  • You can now cancel a maintained spell by using /cancel_maintained spell name.
  • Fixed a case where some triggered spells would cause reactive damage triggers to go off.
  • Power draining dots will no longer trigger reactive damage once applied.
  • The elusive Schizophylum Spore in upper and lower Guk instances can now be found!
  • Disabling combat experience will no longer convert combat experience to achievement experience.
  • Camping to an alt without shutting down the client will no longer cause the welcome screen to display.
  • Awnya N’Kval on the Lavastorm Docks now offers upgrades to some Ward of Elements items for a small fee.
  • Attribute modifiers like those on the ranger and templar epics should now update appropriately when the underlying attribute changes.
  • Health, power, and regen values have been modified on several mount buffs. The Djinn Master Carpet ward now refreshes much more frequently.
  • Combat animations have been tuned for when running side to side and away from your target while in combat.



  • Castable Achievement abilities have been moved to the Combat Art or Spells tab depending on the class and the ability type.


  • Poison Mastery has changed slightly since poisons no longer critical.


  • Heroic Storytelling will now apply properly to damage and heals.


  • Reduced the recast of Rebirth to 5 minutes.


  • Toxic Expertise will now improve the damage of poisons instead of increasing spell critical chance.


  • The Shadowknight will now be healed properly from Malevolent Protection.


  • Reanimate pet will properly apply TSO pet modifiers now.


  • You can no longer cancel Disable Smite Wrath.



  • Fighter avoidance buffs will once again persist through zoning.
  • Persistent spells should apply modification data properly upon zoning now.
  • Interpose effects will no longer trigger reactive procs while intercepting damage from another player.


  • The Death Mark line will now use melee effect modifiers instead of spell modifiers.


  • Spiritual Circle will once again apply to raid members.


  • Cacophany of Blades will now make a melee attack instead of using a spell attack.


  • Mesmerize spells will no longer trigger additional spells.


  • Some pet appearances have changed to match the new spell names.


  • The Inspired Daring line will now use melee effect modifiers instead of spell modifiers.


  • Improved auto follow to avoid having the follower sometimes run large circles around the character they are following.
  • Auto follow now works when following someone who starts climbing down a cliff.
  • Autofollow while climbing used to only go up or down, now it also goes left or right.


  • User now gets the message “GuildLeader has kicked YourAltName from the guild” if you are online and one of your alts is kicked (used to say “GuildLeader has kicked YOU from the guild”.)
  • Changed the guild hall teleport pop up window to reuse the existing window rather than spawn multiples of the existing window.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes causes a guild rally banner to deactivate before the two hour time limit.
  • Guilds are able to hire a research assistant hireling for their guild hall.
  • Fixed a bug causing level 79 guilds to only get 25 amenities instead of 29.
  • The guild hall amenity limit is no longer constrained by the size of the guild hall.  The number of amenities allowed is now only based on your guild’s level.


  • Upgraded the appearances on Aiden’s cloaks from Ward of Elements.
  • The Ground Granite Helm should now match the coloration of the rest of its set.
  • Adept and Master spell scrolls for Unyielding Will are no longer no-trade.
  • Bite of the Wolf will now trigger properly and apply to the warden.
  • The Desecrated Wristguards of Darkness will no longer prevent other ward procs from triggering.
  • The wounding effect on Precision Flightrift Leggings will now base its critical chance off of the player’s ranged crit chance.
  • The Hate’s Fate effect on the Cord of Innoruuk’s Favor now adds deflection chance in addition to shield effectiveness.


  • The front door of a player house now always leads back to the city.


  • Teleporters in Lavastorm can no longer be used while engaged in PvP combat.


  • Kunzar Jungle: Any players who have completed the quest “Slice Your Way Up the Ladder” will now be able to get “Do Unto Havik” regardless of the order in which they did the Swifttails quests.
  • Characters that feign death or run away from the grave watchers for “Gathering Feathers” can now return and try again.
  • Gerun Pontian in the Commonlands will now update “Speckled Rattler Venom” for non-Freeport aligned citizens.
  • Kregnok Legbreaker in the Commonlands is not quite as good at breaking legs anymore.
  • The Clefts of Rujark – Players that have already completed “The Key of Coins” quest no longer need “a fancy steel key” in their inventory to access the Rujark treasure chamber.
  • Citizens of Gorowyn should be able to complete the Qeynos Claymore quest now.


  • Magmatic Bronze armor from Najena’s Forge now requires fewer components to create.
  • Tailors across Norrath have been experimenting, and have discovered a way to improve the utility of crafted hex dolls.  Already existing pristine quality hex dolls will automatically improve.
  • Meledi Augren in the Village of Shin is looking for assistance from an experienced Sage.
  • Scholar recipes have been modified to reflect the spell naming changes.
  • Woodworkers and tailors have improved their recipes, and can now make improved versions of tradeskilled ranged weapons (bows, satchels, bandoliers, pouches, and sheaths).  Old ranged weapons that already exist will not be affected, only new ones created henceforth.
  • Carpenters may find it worthwhile to investigate — or send their friends to investigate — the Estate of Unrest a little more closely.
  • Provisioners may find it worthwhile to investigate — or send their friends to investigate — the arena in Charasis West Wing.
  • Harvests are now more plentiful in the tradeskill instance of the Palace of the Ancient One.
  • Sages are now able to craft the level 34 illusionist spell “Manatap”, formerly known as “Devitalizing Gaze”.
  • Alchemists among the Far Seas Supply Division have found new uses for Reflective Smoldering Shards, which will also be found more frequently in both KoS and TSO dungeons.
  • Wasps around Tupta are now building their nests in somewhat easier to reach locations.


  • Statistic labels on the persona window now display the same tooltip as their values.
  • Updated the heading on the compass tool tip to be in line with the direction the compass is pointing.
  • Updated the deposit window to take 8 digits rather than just 7.
  • Changed tool tips to auto widen if there are very long lines.
  • The friends list on the welcome screen will now ignore offline friends if that option is enabled on the community window.
  • Items that are appearance-only will now show APPEARANCE-ONLY in the examine window and on the tool tips of those items.
  • Fixed a bug causing hidden quests in players’ quest journal to become unhidden after zoning.
  • You can now specify the text format of your hotbars from the Hotkey Settings window.
  • You can now use the macro window to equip weapons in appearance slots.
  • You can now modify the key setting for toggling your point-of-view (F9) under Options->Controls->View Keys.
  • Fixed a bug when a player would complete the last quest in the journal there would still be information from the completed quest showing both in the details window and in the active quest window.
  • Textboxes now support selecting all text by pressing CTRL-A.


  • Marcus Thex should be a little less reluctant to give up certain items.


  • “Efforts Repaid” has had the number of kills required reduced.
  • “Snuff the Flare Reapers” has had the number of kills required reduced and now all flare men count as quest targets.
  • “Colossal Lava Rocks” now includes hardened colossi as quest targets.
  • There is no longer a group of goblin ritualists that cause the Fiery Apparition to attempt to attack from across the zone.
  • There should no longer be any heroic encounters in the Temple of Sol Ro.
  • There should no longer be the occasional mob that can see invis in the Temple of Sol Ro.


  • The Stewardess should no longer occasionally reset.
  • The 3 reward chests no longer have an unintentional 1-hour time limit before they despawn.
  • The Primogens should be a little less reluctant to give up certain items.
  • The Primogens teleport less frequently.
  • The Curator has slightly fewer hitpoints.


  • The Void handlers with Pentaclypse and Ultaclypse now do slashing damage.
  • The Nether cloud that Pentaclypse/Ultaclypse now cast on players debuffs only crushing mitigation, not slash/crush/pierce as before.


  • T’Lon the Powermonger should be a little less reluctant to give up certain items.


  • Najena should no longer occasionally be floating up above the tower after Aiden has been slain.
  • Dayakara summons her imp minions slightly less frequently.
  • Najena’s Ward of Elements lock out timer has been reduced from five days to three.


  • Ykesha’s Whirling Blades has had its mid and long range damage reduced and its mid and long range distances decreased.

  • Looking for GU51 patch notes?

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    EQ Patch Notes – March 19th


    *** Highlights ***

    – Pet hold can now be used with charmed pets again (as long as the owner has the AA).
    – Put separators back into raid window. Separators will now appear between sorting groups for all sorting criteria except for “by name.”
    *** Quests & Events ***

    – Added a check to make sure there are miscreants in Shadow Haven when they are supposed to be there.
    – Bristlebane’s party will now show up in, er, minitab as expected.
    – Added a default “Hail” dialog to each kill target in the Justice of the Tribunal 10th Anniversary task that will let you re-engage if you already hailed that NPC but failed to kill him.
    *** NPC ***

    – Modified the spawn rates of several NPCs in Fabled PoP that drop the “Swarm Pet” Weapons to normalize the rate that they appear. Most spawn rates were increased but some were reduced that were appearing too frequently.
    *** Tradeskills ***

    – Fixed the broken coffin poison bottle.  Now it can make any NORMAL poison combine as well as the original coffin bottle combines.
    – The following spell research recipes now create a duplicate (tradable) scroll instead of the original (no-drop) scroll.  For real this time!  Skill: Champion’s Aura, Skill: Poison Spikes Trap, Skill: Master’s Aura, Skill: Bloodlust Aura, Spell: Blessed Aura, Spell: Decrepit Skin, Spell: Aura of the Muse, Spell: Elddar’s Grasp, Spell: Puratus, Spell: Moonshadow, Spell: Ghost of Renewal, Spell: Mind Shatter, Spell: Chaos Flame, Spell: Iceflame Guard, Spell: Mind Flay, and Spell: Spirit of Oroshar.
    *** Pets ***

    – Pet hold can now be used with charmed pets again (as long as the owner has the AA).
    – Now only PC pets will display their owner’s name under them.
    – Telling your pet to attack another target when focus is turned on will now cause it to switch targets and focus exclusively on the new target.
    – Fixed a bug where telling your pet to attack a new target when focus is turned on would fail if the pet hated the new target the most already (even if the new target was not already its target).
    – Casting swarm pets or familiars should no longer disrupt the state of the buttons on your pet window when you already have a normal pet up.
    – Pet target hit points are now updated even if you are not targeting the pet’s target.
    – Fixed several other bugs that were causing the buttons in the pet window to become out of sync with the server or to reset upon zoning.
    – Qattack will now only change the pet’s target if the pet did not already have a target.  This is contrasted with the regular attack command which will force the pet to change targets (if focused or not).  Qattack now simply adds the target NPC to the pet’s hate list, so that it will attack that target at a later time when its other targets are dead.
    *** UI ***

    – Put separators back into raid window. Separators will now appear between sorting groups for all sorting criteria except for “by name.”
    – When sorting by group, empty slots should always be shown after filled slots for each group. Also group leaders should always be at the top of each group.
    – When sorting by anything but group, all the empty slots are removed and not displayed.
    *** Previously Updated ***

    – Fixed a problem with Atler Flamejabber.  He should now reappear in his correct location after someone has completed his quest.
    – Nettle Higglesbury should now correctly gather some rabble rousers around him once he’s finished his pie.
    – Fixed an issue with Bristlebane’s parties not showing up as expected after 20 hours.

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