From the thread, we discovered that all older Alleviation Effects have been either nerfed or will be nerfed.
The lack of patch notes on this change was an oversight on my part. This was a change that was meant to be made back before HoT launch, at the same time I changed the Agreeable Alleviation spell line to cap at 86. The truth is that we simply made these spell lines too good and we needed to close them down. HoT augs have a similar mana return line, just not with as high of a return..
I know this will not be a well received change but it's a necessary one. Sorry for the confusion.
- Chandrok, EQ Developer