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  • Veteran
    • Sep 2003
    Ackar

    Test update #36 preview

    http://eq2players.station.sony.com/e...s&locale=en_US

    Game Update 36 Preview

    So you've adventured through Darklight Wood and Neriak and now are left wondering what's next in EverQuest II? Don't think for a moment that you get to catch your breath, the dev team has been hard at work on Game Update 36 and it's time to share a preview of all the new things headed your way soon!

    The Final Chapters

    The Swords of Destiny quest line will draw to a close with GU36, providing players a chance to complete their quest and discover the final details about the place of these infamous swords in history, and their role in Norrath's future.

    New Raid Zone

    The Throne of New Tunaria (aka Felwithe Castle) will be available as an instance for high level raid groups to explore and defeat. There will be ample opportunities not just for a very challenging instance, but also exploration of the lore surrounding the Thexian Throne.

    Dressing Room

    GU36 will also bring a new window in which players can preview how many items appear in EverQuest II. You'll be able to preview weapons, garments, armor, furniture, mounts, and more before buying them. This new window will allow you to preview these items from links, merchants, brokers, recipe books, during trades, while inspecting others, in the commission window, and more.

    Tradeskill Profession Reset Option

    If you are an Artisan of level 10 or greater, you'll be able to reset your tradeskill profession and choose another to start from level 9. To do so, visit a Tradeskill Career Counselor in any of the major cities and request the ability to start over.

    PvP Gameplay

    PvP Players will also note a number of changes designed to improve PvP combat by making it much more equitable in level ranges where victory or loss was determined solely either by a character's class or how many Achievements they had managed to store up. Come join the thread already in progress on our PvP forums!

    Neriak and Kelethin Status Housing Options

    For those who prefer to pay for their housing in more Status than coin, there are new housing options available in Neriak and Kelethin for many existing housing models.

    Kingdom of Sky Achievement Tree Review

    The Achievement Trees introduced with the Kingdom of Sky expansion have been revisited to increase the number of options available to each character, and to improve their desirability. Weapon specific requirements for the class trees have been dropped with the exception of trees that require shields and ranged weapons. Pet Achievements have been revisited to take advantage of new functionality introduced to the game with the Echoes of Faydwer expansion. Finally, branches that were less than desirable have been revisited to improve their viability and provide more options to everyone.

    No More Destroying Copper

    Coins now have no weight and automagically make correct change as you loot more. This means you are free to carry as many coins on your character as you wish, with no ramifications in terms of weight. Your inventories will now also auto-sort coins to make your bookkeeping a bit easier. If you acquire 100 copper, your inventory will show that you have gained a silver coin. 100 silver will result in a gain of a gold coin. 100 gold will carry over into a single platinum.


    There you have it! Game Update 36 will be packed full of new content, and changes to Gameplay that will result in a better experience for all, and a chance to explore many new options. If you were looking for a new dungeon, weapon, or approach to your character, this update will have something for you.
  • Veteran
    • Sep 2003
    Ackar

    #2
    Re: Test update #36 preview

    The test patch notes are here.

    The list of changes is huge.

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    • Veteran
      • Sep 2003
      Ackar

      #3
      Re: Test update #36 preview

      I spent some time on test tonight trying on different weapons and armor from the broker and chat.

      It was neat having the raiders link rare looking armor and weapons and seeing what they look like on my characters.

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      • Registered Member
        • Mar 2006
        DmaulSoulstealer

        #4
        Re: Test update #36 preview

        How was the reduced hate transfer, and slight nerf to damage?
        Notice a big difference, or was it only a slight nerf?


        Dm

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        • Veteran
          • Sep 2003
          Ackar

          #5
          Re: Test update #36 preview

          It's a huge nerf.

          The official test server forums are full of class/subclass complaint threads about the huge changes on test.

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          • Registered Member
            • Mar 2006
            DmaulSoulstealer

            #6
            Re: Test update #36 preview

            GREAT!! Now it's going to take another 2 months just to get back to where I am now.
            I hate it when they do crap like that!!


            Dm

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            • Veteran
              • Sep 2003
              Ackar

              #7
              Re: Test update #36 preview

              DmaulSoulstealer said:
              GREAT!! Now it's going to take another 2 months just to get back to where I am now.
              I hate it when they do crap like that!!


              Dm
              They have to make the Kunark AAs needed somehow...

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