Saturday, December 27, 2008

"Find Your Allies" Progression Task Bug

The task "Find Your Allies" by Nedsin Tabbels in Korascian Warrens may not be offered to some people. This is the first task he offers in a group of three. Instead, they are given the second and third tasks from him. Since they are never offered the first task (Find Your Allies), they can't finish this stage of the progression.
[12/23/2008] Well, bad news.

In order to fix this I'll have to change some data on the tasks themselves. Unfortunately servers have to come down to update task data. So I can't get this into a hotfix no matter how quickly I get it fixed. I'll fix it today, but it won't be updated until the next full update.

- Absor, EQ Asst. Lead Designer

Until this can be fixed, GMs will now manually assign the task to you if you petition.

The full thread is here.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Bonus XP for Frostfell

A Frosty Experience Bonus: To help them celebrate the season of Frostfell, adventurers will be surrounded by a frosty bonus experience increase of twenty-five percent starting with Tuesday, December 23, 2008. The frosty bonus experience will remain until the end of Frostfell, Tuesday January 6, 2009. Enjoy the holidays!

From the December 23, 2008 patch message.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Failure to Target Group Members by Clicking Their HP Bug

Not being able to target group members by left clicking their HP is a bug and has been fixed internally. - J. Chan, Senior Programmer - Everquest

It is not yet known when the fix will go live.

The full thread is here.

New Pet Functionality Coming Soon

After the new pet functionality has been pushed, the following are some of the new pet features you will have!

1) New pet UI! You will be able to assign buttons to all pet commands in the pet window!

2) Pet target will be displayed under your pets hp bar so you will always know who your pet is attacking!

3) Toggleable buttons throughout the pet UI for sit/stant, focus, hold, taunt, and spell hold!

4) New pet text based commands! You will now be able to toggle all states off or on, or simply toggle the state with a pet text based command. For example, /pet focus on, /pet focus off.

5) New pet attack command will switch your pet to attack the new target regardless of AA's or level. Great for new and low level players! (Old command will still exist as qattack which is what it always should have been).

6) New pet hold functionality! (Ever had your pet not hold properly? Ever have your pet run off and aggro a mob somewhere far away in the zone? Ever have to spam pet back? Well, not anymore!)

7) New pet focus + pet hold functionality (call this pet state "pet convergence" )! This is what the players really wanted, now, when you turn on both the focus and hold states, your pet will attack SPECIFICALLY what you want it to and when finished won't attack or aggro or do anything else! No more pet back, no more of your pet doing anything but what you exactly want it too! Pets not allowed in raids because they might run off, aggro some mobs, and wipe the group? Nah, this ain't happening with the new changes!

8) Improved /pet back off. Fully clears the hate list and stops your pet from doing whatever it was doing before.

9) Bug fixes for: focus failing to work properly when aggroed in certain situations, PERSISTENT pet states now hold on zoning, on logout, and are will now be 100 percent persistent.

10) Coming soon, new and updated full and complete documentation of all these changes!

EverQuest Programmer

The full thread is here.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Emergency Patch December 11, 2008

This message was shown in game:
MESSAGE OF THE DAY: Greetings Norrath! There will be a scheduled patch tonight at 2 a.m. Thursday 12/11/08 with an estimated downtime of 2 hours. We apologize for the short notice, please plan accordingly. Thank You!

It is to be assumed that the 2 a.m. refers to USA Pacific Time.

...tonight's patch is only to fix Win98/ME issues. - Steven S. Klug, EverQuest Assistant Lead Programmer

The post by S. Klug is here.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Powersources Due to Only Drain During Combat

After the next patch (expected about Dec. 9 or Dec. 10) powersources will only use their power while you are in combat mode. (Note, as always, planned changes might not be in the next patch due to more time needed. If so, it might take a bit longer.)

The full thread is here.