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Register: 5/4/01
Posted: 1/20/20 10:59 PM

EverQuest has been patched on January 15, 2020. The Patch Notes is available in the game forum.

Magelo Sync has been patched!

This patch took a bit longer than usual because they actually introduced a subtle bug in the game that directly impacted Magelo Sync. Since the beginning of time, when your character enters the world, the client would download the list of all the guilds (id & name) that exist on that server. As you can imagine that list got pretty big pretty fast and soon enough the client was wasting time downloading a pretty huge list of ids and names.

Somehow, they decided they had enough all of the sudden and now the client query the server for guild names as needed but they do not ensure they actually know your character guild name though..

So if you are anon and you enter the world into a pretty desert zone, you can actually fall into this state:

As soon as you turn off the anon flag, the client requests your guild name and problem is solved:

Knowing your guild's name at sync time is crucial as we lookup your guild by the server your character belongs to and its guild name. Magelo Sync has been patched to account for this edge case and will simply skip any guild syncing when it cannot get your guild name from now on.