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Inoke
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Register: 1/27/04
Posted: 4/7/09 11:17 PM

Here's a sneak peek of tomorrow's update:


      • Highlights ***
  • New Veteran Reward: The 11th year Veteran Reward has been created. Those who are eligible will now be granted the AA "Summon Clockwork Banker."
  • Make poison has new recipes and items. You will find the instructions on new vendors.
  • A series of Rogue-only quests are now being offered by the Rogue Guilds of Norrath. Seek out the Poison Masters in your starting city for more information.
  • New types of Defiant armor have made their appearance across Norrath.

      • Items ****
  • Increased the bard instrument mod values on many SoF and SoD group and raid equipment pieces.
  • Created a method for converting the original roboboar to the shiny roboboar and vice versa. The polishing and rusting devices can be found on the Geerlok Clockwork Merchant in Crescent Reach.
  • Low-level Defiant armor will drop much more often.
  • New types of Defiant armor have made their appearance across Norrath.
  • Modified the Required and Recommended levels of the “Pet Proc” weapons from Fabled Planes of Power to be consistent. The Required level is now 75 for all of these items and the recommended level is now 79 for all of these items.
  • The Brell's Party Plans book gives a bit more information about how to make the woven basket.
  • Irae Faycite Shard: Tjudawos' Chant of Flame and and Irae Faycite Shard: Zeixshi-Kar's Chant of Frost have been changed to increase the duration of their respective spells by 1 tick instead of increasing their damage. Their names have been changed to “Durus” to match other Type 3 augs of similar effects.
  • Modified the the naming of bard type 3 augs to be consistent with other type 3 augs.
  • Removed all casting times and mana cost from Earthen Mud so it will proc for classes without mana (and not consume mana of those with it.)

      • Spells ***
  • The Contact Innate in Battle Frenzy and Combat Frenzy now shares the slot with the Third Spire of Elements.

      • NPCs ***
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Fabled Tribal Leader Diseranon to stop spawning in Vegarlson, the Earthen Badlands.

      • Quest ***
  • A series of Rogue-only quests are now being offered by the Rogue Guilds of Norrath. Seek out the Poison Masters in your starting city for more information.

      • Raids ***
  • Corrected the faction issues in the Queen Malarian raid.
  • Beware the clockwork devices in the Plane of Innovation! They pack a lot more punch during the Fabled times!

      • Tradeskills ***
  • Wood strips recipe will now return the planing tool on success and failure. Additionally wood strips will now stack to 20, allowing the recipe to give you 4.
  • Make poison has new recipes and items. You will find the instructions on new vendors.

      • AA ***
  • The 11th year Veteran Reward has been created. Those who are eligible will now be granted the AA "Summon Clockwork Banker."
  • The Advanced Pet Discipline AA and Animation Empathy AAs have been modified to match the new pet control functionality.
  • Modified all 3 ranks of the Monk AA Five Point Palm to properly credit the Monk who used the Five Point Palm ability with the damage that results from this effect. You should now see a damage message, etc, indicating that the target took damage from the Player that cast the spell, rather than having the target of the AA silently do damage to themselves.
  • Removed the Endurance cost from the Monk AA lines Eye Gouge, Stunning Kick, and Crippling Strike.

      • Zones ***
  • Guild Banner summoning has been turned on for Solteris (note that all usual restrictions apply).

      • Pets ***
  • Guard and follow are on separate buttons again. Guard and follow states are independent of stop and sit. Stop and sit are overrides for guard and follow. Pressing guard or follow when stop or sit are engaged will automatically turn them off.
  • Changed the behavior of the stop command. It is now a toggle-able state. When activated, your pet will stand still and stop attacking, but remember who it hates. Stop can be turned off manually, or is automatically turned off whenever follow, guard, attack, qattack, or back off are used.
  • Added the greater hold state (ghold). Greater hold is granted by pet discipline. It works very much like regular hold except that regular hold allows opponents to be added to the pet's hate list when the pet already has opponents on its list. Greater hold only allows NPCs you specifically add via attack or qattack to be added to its hate list. Hold and ghold are mutually exclusive.
  • Pet help has been updated with the new information about these changes.

      • Miscellaneous ***
  • Fixed a crash with certain custom UIs with custom hot bars.
  • Fixed a problem that caused the quest level ranges for quest givers to not be displayed under their name.
  • Lockout timers can once again be sorted in the expedition window.

      • UI ***
  • Optimized the raid window to get rid of the long pause when opening it when there are a large number of people in the raid.

      • Previously Hotfixed ***
  • Ierene Seldon now spawns in her correct location in the Blue Hawk's Tavern.
  • Tober Grandim in Blightfire Moors will no longer agro on players.
  • The Manaetic Behemoth should once again appear in the Plane of Innovation.
  • Nettle Higglesbury should now correctly gather some rabble rousers around him once he's finished his pie.
- Fixed a problem with Atler Flamejabber. He should now reappear in his correct location after someone has completed his quest.