Game Update 49 October / 7 / 2008
During "Raising the Banner": A team of dedicated excavators and researchers
have begun to uncover a remarkable find in the dunes of Sinking Sands. They
have numerous tasks for any recruits willing to help defend the site, excavate
relics, maintain their assisting clockworks and provide crafted supplies for
the team. They cannot fathom how important this project is and how it is fated
to reshape the world of Norrath for years to come!
Construction of the Guild Halls has been completed. Guilds of qualifying levels
can now purchase halls in a variety of locations. Smaller halls can be found
in North Qeynos, South Freeport, Kelethin, Neriak, and Gorowyn. Medium halls
are found in South Qeynos and North Freeport, and large halls are found off
the shores of Antonica and Commonlands. Click on the corresponding doors, or
mariner bells on the docks, to access these new structures.
With the work completed on the coastal fortresses in Antonica and Commonlands
the involved parties have retired to their cities and the guards have been recalled
to the barracks.
EQII now runs better with more than one CPU.
The game automatically detects if you have more than one CPU.
There is an option to control whether the game uses multicore mode in the Options
Window under Display -> Performance.
If you're running multiple clients on the same computer you may want to disable
Game clients prefer running on CPUs other than the first CPU.
Setting the multicore option has no effect on machines with one CPU.
HOUSING & HALLS
You can now pay upkeep on your house or guild hall up to 12 weeks in advance.
Wall-placed house items now use a different method to stick to the wall that
should keep them from disappearing into the world geometry.
The payments tab has been renamed to "History" and will now display
payments and credits to the escrow account.
The deposits tab will only display contributions to the escrow account from
The experience requirements for levels have been significantly lowered primarily
affecting the 20 thru 70 level range. Along with the experience changes, the
drop rate for Adept I spells has been increased slightly.
The Invasion of the Vale quest is now a more appropriate level for its difficulty.
The Shattered Vale in Antonica now has an escape point inside it.
Guilds will no longer appear in the guild recruiting list if they donít
have any recruiters online.
Mentoring other players now grants greater achievement reward for the mentor.
0-5 level difference: 0% bonus
6-10 level difference: 50% bonus
11-20 level difference: 100% bonus
21-30 level difference: 150% bonus
31-50 level difference: 200% bonus
51+ level difference: 300% bonus
This bonus is only applied to achievement experience gained through combat
or loot items, not through quests or exploration.
Mentors will now receive experience when their apprentice has disabled combat
Most house items can now be scaled in size, by using shift + mousewheel while
moving or placing them. Picking them up again will reset the size to default.
Shift and the + and - keys on the numpad also work.
You can no longer turn auto consume on while using a griffon or sokokar.
Bayleís Amulet and the Trinket of the Venerated Fanatic can now be mounted
and used as a house item.
Spells which do not expire have been made uninterruptable. There are some exceptions
which include spells which summon pets or have limited uses.
Divide and Conquer should now properly apply hate to the entire encounter.
Natural Mask should now gray out when casted.
Thorny trap should now work properly for evil rangers on pvp servers.
Enhance: Fuliginous Sphere will now work correctly.
Ward of Sages should now toggle properly.
Blessings is now toggleable and has a recast of 2 seconds.
Shadows should no longer disappear unexpectedly.
Merchants in the Maj'dul courts are now selling a wider range of ancient teachings
Rare cure potions have been removed and standard cure potions have been upgraded
to cure the appropriate levels of effects. This in turn should help reduce some
of the demand for dusts.
With the advent of scalable furniture, carpenters no longer require recipes
that make items of different sizes. The following redundant recipes were removed:
comely teak table, small teak table, large light cedar table, vale briarwood
guest bed, large vale briarwood corner bar, small redwood room divider, small
tynnonium brazier, small purple lilies, small white lilies, embellished rug,
eccentric alder chair. Existing items will not be affected.
Carpenters studying the architecture of Unrest have designed a number of new
recipes for furnishings in a similar style, to replace the redundant recipes
that have been retired.
Artisans have designed some new recipes for threadbare and sackcloth vests,
and will continue to work on more vest-type cloth armor appearances for the
Merchants in the courts of Maj'dul are now stocking some additional "Ancient
Teachings" recipe scrolls.
Illusionists on their epic quest should no longer take lose faction with Freeport
when using the Lucan illusion and then removing it.
The additional experience multiplier for PvP kills has been reduced slightly.
Status values on the housing window will now display separators so large numbers
are easier to read.
There is now an option in the Persona window to block voice invites.
The gem drop rate of Veeshan's Peak has been slightly increased to account for
the more frequent patterns.
Each of the bosses in Veeshan's Peak now drop an additional gem.
The Taskmaster in Veeshanís Peak has made new use of his arcane knowledge!
A few of the fae in Kelethin react to a good aligned arasai now.
FAN FAIRE FEEDBACK
Tunare's touch has reached the door step of the Teir'dal. The druid ring in
Darklight Wood has sprouted a Blessed Shrubbery. Druids and adventurers alike
should seek out the ring to extend their travel possibilities.
Better search filters for the Recipe window and Tracking window:
Instead of a direct match, each word must be present
Words preceded with '-' (hyphen) must not be present to be matches
i.e. recipe filtering with "rigid bow" would show 'rigid scale bow'
i.e. recipe filtering with "gno -therm" would show 'gnomish level'
but not 'gnomish thermometer'
If you find a Lore and Legend item for a Lore and Legend quest that you're
on, the tooltip will indicate whether you've already examined it or need to
Sir Valinayle in Stormhold now corrects himself after calling Stormhold Befallen.
Removed the option to go to Prize of Prexus and The Maid for the Mist on the
mariner bells unless someone in the group is on that part of the quest.
Deleting a quest from your quest journal will now select the next quest in
Created: 2008-10-07 09:51:27
Last Modified By: Niami Denmother
Last Modified on: 2008-10-07 09:51:27
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