Thursday, December 13, 2018

Daybreak Bans "Farming" Missions/HAs

In a hotly contested thread on the Daybreak forums, Ngreth, EQ Developer, states:
Purposely avoiding a lockout or replay timer is an exploit, especially when doing so to repeatedly farm something, be it items, exp, faction, whatever. — Ngreth, EQ Developer
Another post by him with more details is here.

A great many questions are still being posted in the thread here.

UPDATE:  Ngreth corrected his statement when the following was brought up as being said previously by EQ developer Phathom:
We want to move some of the Experience gains to the completion of a Heroic Adventure. Currently, the lion's share of the experience obtained from a Heroic Adventure comes from killing relatively easy NPCs and we'd rather it be from the more meaningful components of completing the task's objectives. It will still be possible to chain a particular Heroic Adventure to look for a rare or collection item so long as the task is dropped before completion, but that shouldn't also be the best way to get experience.

The Burning Lands NPC Difficultly to be Lowered

Amid complaints of over-tuned NPCs, Daybreak has announced they will be making TBL base NPCs a bit easier.
We are looking at reducing the general Base NPC melee damage and health. We are likely to reduce the saves as well. I have no exact ETA.

This will affect general basepop, rares, and most mission NPC's, and raid basepop, but not necessarily all. Some NPC's get hand tuned stats... and this change will not affect them. This change will not alter raid bosses and raid adds with hand-tuned values (the majority are hand tuned)

We understand that some folks like it hard, but we believe that it should be at least somewhat more accessible.

Ngreth, EQ Developer, December 13, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Mage Pet Bug to be Fixed in October Patch

From the Daybreak forum:
"There is a known bug causing Theft of Essence to slow pets rather than haste them. It will be fixed in the next full patch." — Dzarn, EQ Developer

Monday, September 17, 2018

Next Expansion "Launching at the End of the Year"

From a post by Roxxlyy, Daybreak Community Relations, on the EQ forum:
Though we haven't announced any details yet, the next expansion will be launching at the end of the year.