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September 01, 2020 - Mum is Home

I am home. It was a pretty brutal surgery and will be a long recovery (about 2 months) to get healed up and used to the new "normal" (ostomy bag, urostomy bag, etc). BUT I am home and healing and the cancer is GONE. Everything else can wait. Do not expect much coherence for a while. Thanks for all the love and concern. ~Mum

Created By: Niami Denmother          

August 19, 2020 - Server Downtime: Wednesday, August 19th @ 6:00 AM

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 6:00 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 6 hours.

Patch notes for this update will be found in the Game Update Notes section of the forums once they are available.

Created By: EQTC Editor Aanuvane          

July 28, 2020 - Medical Update from Mum

I have been pretty quiet about additional news since my post at the start of May, but I finally have enough definitive information to provide an update. If you are interested, you can find the update here.

~Mum

Created By: Niami Denmother          

July 15, 2020 - Server Downtime: Wednesday, July 15th @ 6:00 AM

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 6:00 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 6 hours.

*** Highlights ***

  • Made various improvements to world performance and stability related to loading characters, real estate data, and instances.
  • Fixed several causes of zone and client crashes.
  • Made a number of speculative fixes to address issues with overseer data not loading as expected.
  • Added the ability for characters on Aradune to /servertransfer to Rizlona for free. See Progression Servers section for details.
  • Norrath now embraces free-range eggs. See Tradeskills section for details.

*** Tradeskills ***

  • Norrath now embraces free-range eggs. You'll find them on some baking merchants. These eggs work the same as snake eggs in many of the generic egg recipes.

*** UI ***

  • Removed the 'All Access Days Left:' label in the inventory window. This most accurate place to find this information is in the Membership Info section of your account at everquest.com.

Created By: EQTC Editor Aanuvane          
Last Modified on: 2020-07-15 10:23:41          

June 17, 2020 - Server Downtime - June 17, 2020

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, June 17th @ 6AM PDT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 6 hours.

Patch notes for this update will be found in the Game Update Notes section of the forums once they are available.

Created By: EQTC Editor Aanuvane          

May 19, 2020 - Extended Server Downtime - May 19th

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 24 hours.

This additional downtime will combine both the downtime needed for the live patch and server merges.

Patch notes for this update will be found in the Game Update Notes section of the forums once they are available.

Expected Updates:

*** Tradeskills ***

  • Fixed an issue where Ability: Enchant Celestial Platinum (x10) and Ability: Enchant Refined Velium (x10) allowed players to click the items before the appropriate expansion is unlocked.
  • Removed the tradeskill flag from Shattered Crystal, Emerald Colored Mephit Scales, Fiery Granite, Solidified Magma, Tormentor's Hoof, Alabaster Beak, Ivory Stormrider Canine, Stormwatchers Stone, Putrid Ooze, Large Shard of Stone, Foul Smelling Liquid, Enforcer Stone, Grallok Quartz, and Living Coal.
  • Added the Planing Tool to the failure returns for Alliance Longbow.

Created By: EQTC Editor Aanuvane          
Last Modified on: 2020-06-02 09:33:48          

May 19, 2020 - Just a Quick Note

I wanted to thank all of you for your love and support during this trying time. Words cannot express how much it means to me to have such a phenomenal community in my corner, as it were, during all of this. Treatments continue to go well, and while the side-effects are ... not fun ... I am managing well, and the prognosis is very, very good.

Insomnia is, sadly, very much a thing right now. It is partly due to nausea as the final bit of the chemo slowly drains from my system. (The radiation continues through the end of the month before a surgery decision sometime next month.) It is also due to the fibro sleep issues, and the RA, and so on and so on.

I have been trying to find creative ways to do something with the sleepless times, instead of just flopping and flailing about trying to convince both body and brain that it is sleep time. This m*rning, that productive time turned into a bit of a clean-up of one of my first-ever short stories -- a tale about a young barbarian shamaness of Norrath. Now that it is cleaned up a little, I give you Spiritdance.

Created By: Niami Denmother          

May 01, 2020 - It is Time to Talk ...

"The Walrus and the Carpenter Walked on a mile or so, And then they rested on a rock Conveniently low: And all the little Oysters stood And waited in a row. "The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--Of cabbages--and kings--And why the sea is boiling hot--And whether pigs have wings." - Lewis Carrol

Well, I cannot really answer those questions, but it is time to "talk" to my community a bit.

Life is chaotic for everyone right now, and we're no exception over here. I have hit the point of saying "When it rains, it monsoons" to explain how many things have been hitting us at once.

For all that, we are still more "ok" than much our community, and our hearts and thoughts are with all of you during these trying times.

I wanted to touch briefly on donations to the sites. (Thank you to those who did so recently, you are always appreciated!) For those in financial strain, please, please, please don't strain yourself more trying to help the site. We will endure - Mum is a stubborn old redhead! DO please whitelist www.eqtraders.com and eq2.eqtraders.com in any ad blocking software you have. We avoid popups, and that tiny bit of ad revenue adds up slowly over time!

I have also started a Liberapay account, for those who have asked in the past for some alternative to PayPal. It can accept Stripe payments in various currencies, which also might help. But again, I don't want folks who are horribly strapped for cash doing this. Truly. Take care of yourselves as we want you around for the long run!

Speaking of taking care. Some of you know all this, some of you do not. So I wanted to get it out here, in public, so the rumors do not go totally wild and off-base. I ("Mum"/"Niami") have stage 3 endometrial cancer. I am undergoing chemoradiation, and I am going to kick the cancerous mass known as "Herbert" to the curb. Period. Any other option is just not going to happen. It will not be easy, and the side-effects are real, but I have strength and determination on my side and the overall prognosis is very good. The road TO that goal is hard, but I have much love and support behind me, a great set of care teams, and (thankfully) good insurance. Ngreth's team at work is also quite supportive and braced for any inevitable schedule juggling that will happen if I start needing help getting to treatments and such.

I've got this. Really. {flexes tiny halfling muscles}

One request, though. I know a lot of you will want to contact me and send words of support that way. Please know that most of my energy is focused on my battle. I will not have a lot of time or energy to spend chatting with folks. I absolutely cannot go through any more sessions where *I* end up being the one spending my energy reassuring the person contacting me that I will be ok. I know the love and support is out there, I am not too proud to ask for help when needed, but I just cannot cope with a huge influx of private messages and the like right now, so please go gently on my inboxes.

The sites are not going anywhere. I am not planning on going anywhere. I just have a couple months of chaos still to get through here ... during a pandemic ... while also being immune compromised. I know some of you have it better, some of you have it worse, but we all have the stress and depression to get through. Go gently on yourselves and on each other.

That is all for now, folks. Stay safe, practice self-care, and we will see you in Norrath!

~Niami

Created By: Niami Denmother          

April 13, 2020 - Server Downtime - April 14 - 15th

All EQ Live Servers will be brought offline on Tues, April 14, 2020 at 11:00 PM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 13 hours.

Patch notes for this update will be found in the Game Update Notes section of the forums.

Created By: EQTC Editor Aanuvane          

April 01, 2020 - Rock the Catbox!

Happy April 1! I hope you are all managing to rock the catbox today!

Created By: Niami Denmother          

March 18, 2020 - Server Downtime - March 18th, 2020

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 8:00 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 4 hours.

Patch notes for this update will be found in the Game Update Notes section of the forums once they are available.

Created By: EQTC Editor Aanuvane          

March 11, 2020 - Server Downtime - March 11th

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6:00 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 6 hours.

Patch notes for this update will be found in the Game Update Notes section of the forums once they are available.

Created By: EQTC Editor Aanuvane          

February 14, 2020 - Server Downtime: Friday, February 14th @ 9:00 AM

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 9:00 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 3 hours.

Created By: EQTC Editor Aanuvane          

February 11, 2020 - Server Downtime: Tueday, February 11th

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM PST for an extended update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 24 hours.

*** Tradeskills ***

  • The Evergreen Leaf spawn locations in Greater Faydark have been spread out so that they are less predictable. The leaves are now much larger and easier to see against the ground.
  • Created a recipe to make Myrmidon's Sloth XIX with Torment of Velious components.
  • Changed the poison used in the Faded Velium Injection Dagger recipe to Bite of the Shissar XX.
  • Updated the recipe for Faded Velium War Hammer to better represent a hammer instead of a sword. It is also now fletching instead of smithing.
  • Increased the drop rate of Velium Laced Nigriventer Venom.
  • Corrected the typo in the Torment of Velious fish dressing recipe for Velious Angel Fish.
  • Wurms and kodiaks in Torment of Velious will drop Velium Infused Pelts.
  • Changed the paper used by recipes Song: Pulse of Salarra Rk. II and Scroll: Word of Renewal Rk. II to Rough Sortilege Sheet.
  • Imbued Black Sapphire Silver Necklace is no longer an auto-learned recipe. This will allow it to count towards a skill of 350.
  • All Aneuk NPCs in Omens of War now have a chance to drop an Aneuk Eye.

Created By: EQTC Editor Aanuvane          
Last Modified on: 2020-02-14 05:04:54          

January 21, 2020 - B-b-b-b-arrrrrk!

Today Daybreak Games officially branched out into three franchise studios. The EverQuest and EverQuest II studio will be called Darkpaw Games. One of the news releases can be found here. Additional information can be found in the letter from our Executive Producer, Holly Longdale.

Never give up!

Created By: Niami Denmother          

January 15, 2020 - Server Downtime: Wednesday, January 15th @ 6:00 AM

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 6:00 AM PST for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 5 hours.

Patch notes for this update will be found in the Game Update Notes section of the forums once they are available.

***Highlights***

  • Crusader Vraket in the Eastern Wastes is looking for adventurers who are willing to prove their crafting skills and pay tribute to Rallos Zek.

*** Tradeskills ***

  • The tradeskill questline for Torment of Velious is now available.

Created By: EQTC Editor Aanuvane          
Last Modified on: 2020-01-15 10:29:38          

December 26, 2019 - Torment of Velious Recipe Pages are up!

Though the forums are still down for the time being, the items and recipes have begun to be added.

Click on the Recipes Menu item to the left to navigate to the base page and access the detail pages for ToV.

If you happen to find any errors, please look for me in the serverwide.eqtraders:eqtraders chat channel to let me know of your suggested update.

Created By: EQTC Editor Aanuvane          

December 18, 2019 - Torment of Velious is Live!

Torment of Velious went live on December 18th, 2019.

New items and recipes will start to be added shortly in spite of the forums still being down.

Created By: EQTC Editor Aanuvane          

December 17, 2019 - Server Downtime: Wednesday, December 18th @ 6:00 AM

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 6:00 AM PT* for an update. Downtime is expected to last approximately 6 hours.

Patch notes for this update will be found in the Game Update Notes section of the forums once they are available.

Created By: EQTC Editor Aanuvane          
Last Modified on: 2019-12-24 02:55:02          

November 20, 2019 - The Passing of a Legend

We were truly sorry to hear of the death of Brad "Aradune" McQuaid, who was a vital part of EverQuest's history. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends, as well as past and present co-workers.

~Mum and the House Ogre

Created By: Niami Denmother          

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