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December 05, 2014 - Frostfell Preview: Candied Cubes?

Frostfell 2014 is right around the corner, and despite a weather-induced case of the humbugs this week, I have finally put together my annual Frosfell preview. Enjoy!

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December 03, 2014 - Tradeskill Love

The following bits of interest to crafters were scattered in the patch notes today. (Notes in italics are from Mum.)

  • Experience bonuses granted directly by equipment will once again apply correctly.(Yes, this means the tradeskill xp-granting items, such as the prayer shawl and so on should work properly now.)
  • Tradeskill Apprentice quest rewards will now return the correct tier of rare harvests at tradeskill level 100.
  • Altar of Malice missions, repeatable quests and all Tradeskill Writs will now multiply experience rewards based on your experience modifiers such as veteran bonus, vitality, or potions. (This is a change from not getting xp bonuses on quest hand-ins, and "should" speed up writ grinds if I am reading it correctly.")

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November 24, 2014 - More on the Tradeskill XP Gain Items

The fix for most items (Blessed Prayer Shawl, items from the Sundered Frontier crafting signature line, the rolling pin, etc.) did not clear QA testing in time to make it into the patch for tomorrow. The fix for the Mark of the Far Seas, which handles the xp bonus slightly differently, WILL be in the patch tomorrow. Hopefully, the following patch, whenever it is, will see the fix for the others make it to the live servers.

EDIT: The above has been changed with new information. The Mark is fixed in the patch in the morning.

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Last Modified on: 2014-11-24 08:36:11          

November 12, 2014 - Items Granting Tradeskill XP

There is an issue with items that grant tradeskill xp boosts not working. It is being looked into. Thanks Caith!

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November 11, 2014 - Altar of Malice is Here!

Well, not here here, but over there. {points south} The expansion is currrently patching on the U.S. servers. I suspect some of you are eagerly devouring any information that you can find about the expansion while waiting for the servers to come up, but before I throw some links at you, I want to remind you of a few things:

  • Members who are level 95 adventurers may need to set their AA slider back to zero before they go adventuring, hand in quests, etc., if they want to earn xp today!
  • The mail from the Harbormaster with the message in a bottle is not the expansion content, but a new quest series for level 5 and above crafters.
  • The mail from Captain Ethan Darani is for the AoM crafting content.
  • Since the expansion adventuring content hadn't been sending mail on beta, if folks ask, the signature line starts with Viminy in East Freeport and Rosalina in Qeynos Harbor.

Ok, now for links, to reduce the need for rummaging:

At least one more batch of eye candy from me incoming in a little while!

Update #1: As promised, here is the eye candy - a set of 31 house items that were obtained from AoM quests or from AoM collections.

Update #2: AoM is now available for purchase at this link

Update #3: We're up!!!

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Last Modified on: 2014-11-11 04:36:54          

November 03, 2014 - Reminder ... and AoM Preview

First off, a quick reminder that the Nights of the Dead festivities end in a few hours. You still have time for some last-minute questing and candy gobbling, if you are so inclined!

Second, I have begun work on the Altar of Malice Crafting/Housing preview. The story is up, a few tidbits of information are in place, and I will be adding, at the least, the carpenter furniture images later today. I need a nap first! :D

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October 25, 2014 - Pssssst

I am over 12 hours through my 24-hour marathon, and have a bit of a present for the decorators. Check out the 8 p.m. update on my Extra Life update page for some screenshots of furniture from beta. ~Mum

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October 24, 2014 - Tomorrow is the Big Day

Tomorrow is the day when one grumpy redheaded halfling with health issues joins almost 45,000 other gamers in a 24-hour gaming marathon with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Childrens Miracle Network Hospital. Yep, I am going to show young whippersnappers who are less than half my age that I can still pull an all-nighter, and in the process, raise funds for sick children. I will mostly be playing EverQuest2, with a chunk spent on the beta server, but another chunk actually playing on my home server (which I have not done much of since beta started). I will also likely mix things up a bit with some standalone games now and then. There will be regular postings tomorrow to an update page that I created, so folks can be sure that I am still awake/alive. Those still wanting to donate can do so here. (A heartfelt thank you to those who already donated - you rock!) ~Mum

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October 14, 2014 - Pumpkin Pulpers!

The title for the Pumpkin Pulper achievement has been fixed.

Corrected an issue with the Pumpkin King title granted from the Pumpkin Pulper Achievement. Characters that have previously pulped over 500 pumpkins may purchase the title for free from the Nights of the Dead merchant.
Have no clue what I am talking about? Details are on the bottom of my NoTD article.

Created By: Niami Denmother          

October 06, 2014 - Open Beta Tomorrow

There is a LOT going on this week. The Qeynos city festival ends tomorrow. Open beta for the new expansion starts for members tomorrow as well. Grandmaster spell recipes go live tomorrow. Nights of the Dead starts Thursday. Mum runs around like a madwoman all week with all of this stuff, and also tries to find time to scribble thank you notes to all the fabulous folks who are donating to her Extra Life campaign.

I am tired just thinking about it all!

However, I have found a bit of time to scribble some helpful hints regarding beta, including some things that you should do BEFORE you issue the /beta command on characters that you want to copy over: Beta Testing Tips

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October 01, 2014 - Update Delayed

Holly (Windstalker) Longdale made the following tweet today:

Update delayed to Tuesday. 8( We're working hard to make it clean and shiny. We found gnarly bugs today that we don't want to give you.

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September 29, 2014 - GM Spells, Level Agnostic Dungeons

The patch that was due on September 30 (tomorrow) has been delayed until October 2 (Thursday). If you want details on the level agnostic dungeons, you will want to read this post on the SOE forums. If you want more information on the Grandmaster spells, my writeup looks to be the most complete right now.

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September 25, 2014 - Playing it Forward

Those of you who listened to the keynote address at SOELive (either in-person or via the livestream), heard about SOE's Play It Forward initiative, urging gamers to do what they can to give back to the community. I am joining team SOE in the annual Extra Life gaming marathon on October 25 to raise funds for the Rady Children's Miracle Network Hospital in San Diego. Those wishing to sponsor me in this 24-hour gaming marathon can do so at the following page: http://extra-life.org/participant/denmom

Thanks so much!
Love and cookies (and pie, and cake, and everything else yummy),

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September 23, 2014 - Crafting Grandmaster Spells!

On September 30, researched grandmaster spells will be added to the game. Here is a look at what this entails: Grandmaster Spells and You

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September 17, 2014 - NoTD on Test

Nights of the Dead is being tested on the Test server right now. There is no story ready yet, but you can check out the eye-candy here.

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September 15, 2014 - EQ2 Insider Last Week

For those who missed the EQ2 Insider livestream last week, there were several items in it that touched on tradeskills, including Domino temporarily returning to work on tradeskill quests in the Altar of Malice expansion, apprentice research for grandmaster spells (also with the expansion), and a sneak peek at Nights of the Dead goodies. No time to listen to the entire podcast? No worries! Ten Ton Hammer has a summary.

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September 08, 2014 - T10 Notebooks Being Fixed!

Yay! This is from the patch notes for tomorrow m*rning:

Reptile Hide Notebook and Bear Hide Notebook are now working properly to be player-made books, and can be read, or written in.

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September 02, 2014 - Patch Tomorrow

The following comes from the patch notes for tomorrow. It isn't clear, but this may pertain to all adornments (including crafted ones).

WEEKLY FEATURE Collection items and adornments now sell for status to specific status merchants!

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August 24, 2014 - Member-Only Double XP Extended a Day

Due to network issues earlier today, the member-only double xp weekend is being extended a day. Enjoy!

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August 20, 2014 - One More Note About Grotto Goodness

The following are the new items that were added to the vendors in the various grottos today:

  • Enchanted Brownie Grotto (Darklight Woods) - Small Blueleaf Sapling, Misty Goldleaf Sapling, Verdant Goldleaf Sapling, Small Russet Blueleaf Sapling, Verdant Goldleaf Seedling
  • Enchanted Dryad Grotto (Antonica) - Misty Vesspyr Bellplant, Small Blueleaf Seedling, Small Misty Vesspyr Bellplant, Young Darkleaf Sapling, Young Misty Darkleaf Sapling
  • Enchanted Fay Grotto (Greater Faydark) - Lavender Shrub, Greying Shrub, Forest Emerald Seedling, Broadleaf Plant, Blueleaf Hanging Tendril
  • Enchanted Naiad Grotto (Enchanted Lands) - Blueleaf Shrub, Misty Emerald Seedling, Misty Hanging Tendril, Small Verdant Blueleaf Sapling, Small Verdant Blueleaf Seedling
  • Enchanted Zygomid Grotto (Nektulos Forest) - Large Vesspyr Grass, Lavender Hanging Tendril, Lavender Vesspyr Bellplant, Small Lavender Vesspyr Bellplant, Small Misty Blueleaf Sapling

Edit: The twenty-five (five in each instance) new images are now on their appropriate grotto page above.

Created By: Niami Denmother          
Last Modified on: 2014-08-20 12:14:16          

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