Thursday, September 30, 2010

Death Bloom to be Nerfed

From this post on SOE forums:

I know this isn't going to be popular amongst the Twitch crowd.. but unfortunately Death Bloom is going to be scaled back. It's currently too strong. I'm not really sure how I fat-fingered the mana/s numbers, but I did.

What I'm looking at doing is increasing the reuse time as well as reducing the mana per tick regenerated.

Elidroth Renato
Doug Cronkhite
Game Designer
Sony Online Entertainment, LLC

Monday, September 27, 2010

Invasion of the Fearless Task Bugged, Fixed

Invasion of the Fearless is a group task that is part of the in-game Achievement currently listed for House of Thule called "In the Absence of Fear". It is part of the Prelude Events for the launch of House of Thule.

Many people are unable to see the fires they are required put out. Also, every time you fill up or empty a bucket it moves out of your inventory and onto your cursor. So you then have to put it back in your inventory.

Elegist, EQ Developer has posted:

We've made changes, and we're preparing for a hotfix to increase the amount of time you have to find the fires to 30 minutes. Also, the fires will have actor tags on them, allowing people without particles turned on to see them. Every 2 minutes, guard Aerryn will tell you how many fires are still burning, and there won't be more than 12 up at a time. HP and attack power on all the mobs have also been lowered.

At this time there is no word if SOE even realizes that the bucket problem should be resolved.

Elegist has responded on the bucket issue:

We're testing the changes on Stage right now. There is also a fix in there that should prevent the fire starters from spawning on top of you, and it will also keep them from wandering near the Qeynos gate or going into the basement.

Edit: Unfortunately, we can't change the way the bucket works, since technical limitations don't allow us to hotfix items. You can try placing the bucket on the hotkey bar. When you want to use it, right click on it. Then, when it appears on your cursor, just click the left mouse button while you're still hovering over the bucket hotkey.



*** Hotfix ***

The following changes have been made to the Invasion of the Fearless mission to address its difficulty:

* You now have 30 minutes to put out all of the fires in Qeynos.
* Every two minutes, Guard Aerryn will let you know how much time you’ve taken as well as how many fires are still burning.
* Fires now have non-particle effects on them, so those without the ability to see particles should still see the fires.
* There will now only be a maximum of 12 fires burning at once.
* Your enemies have been weakened.
* Fire starters no longer have a chance to spawn directly on top of your group when you talk to Guard Aerryn. They also will not start fires near Guard Aerryn or in the basement of Crow's pub.

The EverQuest Team

For more information on this task, visit the Invasion of the Fearless page at Fanra's EverQuest Wiki.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

House of Thule Prelude Events

From SOE:

Many adventurers have noted that something odd is afoot in Norrath. People are acting strangely indeed!

Normally reasonable people seem to be more aggressive and Norrathian heroes have noticed many strange behaviors in their home towns!

Currently in the game is most of the In the Absence of Fear achievement that currently shows up in the House of Thule section of your in-game achievement window.

According to SOE, on Monday, September 27 the "third part" of the Prelude Events will happen. The "fourth part" will happen on Monday, October 4.

See Fanra's EverQuest Wiki for information on In the Absence of Fear and House of Thule.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Patch Scheduled September 15, 2010

From SOE forums:

Greetings Norrathians,

We'll be having a hotfix on Wednesday, Septemper 15th to address some issues with the Loyalty Reward program as well as a few other necessary fixes.

The servers are currently scheduled to come down at 12 Midnight [PDT] and be down for an estimated 8 hours.

These times may change, and we will update this thread with any adjustments.

Thank you for your patience and happy gaming!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Illsalin Models Broken, To Be Fixed

There seems to be a graphical issue with the Illsalin models.

The thing with the Shiliskin should be fixed with the next update.

- Absor, EQ Developer

UPDATE: As of September 14, 2010, this bug is still not fixed.