Patch Notes for September 17, 2014

Most notable change in this patch for magicians is an increase in hit points for our servants. Full patch notes follow:

 

September 17, 2014

*** Highlights ***

- Implemented several requests from SOE Live!  These items are marked with an asterisk in the notes below.
- Players now have the ability to sell all of the items within a container in the merchant window.  See details in the UI section. *
- The forges of Rallos Zek have been issuing new helms to the minions in Plane of War. There are also rumors that the Grandmaster has been given a special helm. (New Hero's Forge helms are available in Plane of War)
- A new unit of currency, the Noble, is now circulating in Norrath!  You can use it to transfer very large amounts of currency at once.  You can buy them from "Noble Exchange" merchants found near banks in starting cities, certain camps of transients, the Plane of Knowledge, and the Bazaar. *

*** Items ***

- The forges of Rallos Zek have been issuing new helms to the minions in Plane of War. There are also rumors that the Grandmaster has been given a special helm. (New Hero's Forge helms are available in Plane of War). *
- Reduced the drop rate of the more common types of Hero's Forge ornaments.
- Gauntlets of Fiery Might from the Hardcore Heritage event now have Endurance.
- Call of the Forsaken Tier 2 raid bracers can now correctly be converted to their alternate focus versions.
- Created a new type of alternate currency, called the Noble.  It can be used to ask for very large amounts of currency within the barter system.

*** Quests & Events ***

- Burn Out - Mission and Raid - Fixed an error that could cause the phoenix to warp around.
- Breaching the Barrier - Players will no longer get a client crash if they pull multiple mobs near the Temple of Sholoth area in this mission.
- A Simple Task - Fixed an issue that caused some of the rotcap feeders in Hills of Shade to not give task credit for killing them. *
- Preaching to the Choir - This Windsong Sanctuary task will update correctly again. *
- Flat Lute - This Windsong Sanctuary task will again update correctly. *
- The Wurmslayer quest givers, Sir Hobble and Squire Fuzzmin, can again be found, rarely, in Firiona Vie. *

*** Spells ***

- DOT damage done by procs from pets will now show up for parsing. *
- Beastlord - Increased hit points for all focus levels of Scream at the Moon and Yell at the Moon.
- Magician - Increased hit points for all focus levels of Ruthless Servant and Relentless Servant.  Increased agility, dodge, and riposte skills slightly.
- Necromancer - Increased hit points for all focus levels of Call Skeleton Host and Call Skeleton Throng.

*** NPC ***

- NPCs have been added or modified to create "Noble Exchange" merchants near banks in starting cities, certain camps of transients, the Plane of Knowledge, and the Bazaar. *
- Merchant Rehema in Crescent Reach is now findable. *
- The Apexus Enforcer in Convorteum will no longer cast his Earth Shake AE infinite times if left aggro too long and will correctly cast Earth Shake less often the longer the fight lasts.
- The kobold and gnoll combatants in Brell's Rest have given up the endless chase and now attack each other.

*** AA ***

- Cleric, Druid, Shaman - Refunded the Prolonged Salve ability in order to remove Druids from it.  Clerics and Shaman will need to repurchase this ability if they want it.
- Druid - Adjusted the resistance values on the Storm Strike AA so it will land more consistently.
- Paladin - Beacon of the Righteous - Adjusted resists so this will land more reliably.
- Paladin - Force of Disruption - Reduced cast time significantly.
- Shadowknight - Moved effect of T`Vyl's Resolve to slot 6 to resolve some stacking issues.  Also reduced its effectiveness to 30% because it now stacks with things it didn't previously.
- Warrior - Dual Wield Proficiency - Fixed a bug with this causing increased damage instead of reduced.
- Warrior - Defensive Proficiency - Changed block effect to Shield Block Chance. Reduced values to intended effectiveness.
- Warrior - Blast of Anger - Increased effective range to 80 feet.
- Warrior - Gut Punch - Removed all damage from this ability per request.

*** Tradeskills ***

- Talisman of Kolos' Unity and Blood of Klar spell research recipes now produce the correct item rather than their lower level counterparts.

*** Miscellaneous ***

- Changed housing plot eviction so that plot owners will only be evicted 90 days after escrow expires.  Any player is able to contribute to escrow to avoid this.  Guild plots will still evict earlier if the required membership requirements are not met.
- Owners and Co-Owners of plots will now receive an e-mail when their plot's escrow has expired.
- Greatly increased the maximum distance at which you can compare achievements to another character. *
- Fixed a bug in which some players would lose their ability to recreate a deleted heroic character.
- Fixed a bug in Kael Drakkel which would occasionally cause a zone crash.
- Characters can now transfer for free from Trakanon to Vox.

*** UI ***

- To sell contents within a container, simply select the container and press the sell button.  Two different confirmations have been added, one for selling all of the sell-able contents, and the other for selling the container itself. These confirmation windows can be toggled on/off individually in the general options menu. Note: The text will change for whether you are selling your container or the contents within it.  
- Changed the guild bank default permissions for stacks of items. Items placed in the guild bank will now go to "public," "public if usable," or "view only" in that order if a pre-existing stack exists or "view only" if not. *
- Added an option to the general options menu to disable your active tribute upon logging off. *
- Fixed an issue with "Invite All to Raid" option in the guild window.  It will no longer attempt to invite players who are already in the raid or emit the "That person is already in your raid." text.
- Split the death text filters into "My death," "Other PC death," and "NPC death".
- Updated the text in the Marketplace window to clarify the monthly SC claim status.
- Fixed a bug where the text on the cancel camp button could incorrectly show "Add Card" after using the marketplace.
- Opening the marketplace while the "No payment sources" prompt is visible will no longer automatically take players to the "Add credit card" screen.
- When closing the Marketplace window with the add credit card page open, you will now be returned to the marketplace home screen upon reloading the marketplace.

- Changed -

EQUI_DragItems.xml
EQUI_MarketplaceWnd.xml
EQUI_OptionsWindow.xml
EQUI_RealEstatePurchaseWnd.xml

- The EverQuest Team