October 2009



Posted on SOE / EQ2 Fourms by Kiara
http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?topic_id=461649

ACHIEVEMENTS

New Achievements have been added! Test your skill with three new types of Achievements: Flawless Victory, Sense of Urgency and Shorthanded Victory achievements have been added to Rise of Kunark and The Shadow Odyssey zones.
ITEMS

Equipment with pet buffs should no longer experience stacking issues which cause the cancellation of multiple pet buffs when removing a single piece of armor.
Jewelry items purchased from Lavastorm and the Moors of Ykesha are now heirloom attuneable.
The “Blanket of Fog” should now be placed as a red puzzle cube then after placed should retain its fog effects.
The “Blanket of Fog” should now change into a red puzzle box when turned off by the defogifier.
The Necklace of the Plague has been increased to 12% base damage.
Hallow’s Gallows now grants ranged crit.
Frostburn and Mutagenic Burst now give larger gains when stacked.
The appearance of the Ceremonial Robe of the Brethren has been corrected.
MIRAGUL’S PLANAR SHARD

Miragul Encounter (Hard mode) : Miragul’s Arcane impairment now only affects spells. Miragul’s Physical Impairment now only affects auto attack and combat arts.
USER INTERFACE

The placeholder detriment icons were removed from the raid window.
The raid window’s font-size was decreased and the overall window is a little more compact.

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Well last night i had logged chubby in and really had nothing for him to do, so i went ahead and logged in Cinderbella my lil Shadowknight for some fun and adventure in the Kingdom of Sky zones.

So i was looking to see where my lvl 55 SK could work in without getting her arse handed to her. So i searched Wikia very quickly and found that TT (Tenebrous Tangle Timeline) was right up in my level range 56-60.

Now i am really now looking to gain any levels on my SK i am happy with her at lvl 55 for the time being, my goal has been to take her thru all the zones and finish off the timelines while in that zone, and this is what i was doing last night.

Last nights portion of my journey kept me by the main entrence of TT, there are a few repeatable quest (5) that will provide some decent AA points, and currently i have my slider at 100% for AA. The Quest that i was working on were the following:
1. A Basket Full of Serpents
2. A Basket Full of Tangleflies
3. A Basket Full of Tasty Lettuce
4.A Basket Full of Yellow Jackets
and i will go into more details of these quest in just a few minutes.
So the jest of these quests are to kill X amount of the Serpents, Tangiflies, Walking flower things, & the Yellow Jackets and you will gain X amount of AA and Gold.
In order to get these quest there are baskets thruought the zone and if you scroll over them it was display what they are, Next you click on the basket and it places a basket in your bags at which if you examine the baskets that are in your bags a quest will pop up. Now you have to Accept the quest and start you killing spree. Once you have gathered all the X amounts you needs you can go and turn in to the lil froglok behind the ruins near the front entrence (60, 22, 208). Now i did forget to mention that there is a quest that you need to finish before these baskets will become clickable that quest is “A Meeting With Grumglub” once that is complete the baskets will become clickable and you can do these over and over again.

So i did about 15 sets ofthese and gained 3 AA points, my SK is now sitting at 68 AA and is well twinked out for being a lvl55 Sk.
Also doing all of this and getting coin for completing each quest as well as the trash that i sold to the vendor i made 3 plat and some change, and thats not including the things that i placed on the broker last night either. So i plan on venturing a little futher into TT tonight and see what i can do. Also i almost forgot to mention that i defeated the dragon on top of the ruins and all the Draktoa around that area as well.

Now on to the crashing that i have been having, i have been receiveing memory error and critical errors due to Out of Memory since GU53 went live, i have been researching this to no end and found in the fourms that there is indeed something with the last update that is causing the memory leak, SOE is well aware of this and is in the process of correcting this on Tuesday morning or Wed morning there was a post from Rothgar stating that the memory error has been looked at and has been corrected in the last hotfix which was Wed Morning, i logged in last night and was messing around i went to extreme setting because i was running fine on my machine before GU53 at these settings and BAM with in 5 minutes i crashed. Now i did lower down to Balanced and i did not crash at all last night at those settings so i can say that yes they did correct part of the issue but not all. So i am going to continue to look over the post and see what others are finding.

Also i came across a post on the fourms talking about the new Streaming EQ2 client and was courious about this and was reading it. It is currently only for the test server but it has a faster install time of the game and gives you just the basic areas, as you zone into areas that you’ve never been to before it downloads the zone to your pc, if you are new to the game this will take a while when zoning but once you have that zone you can get back to it without the dl beacuse you already have it now on the pc, they are looking at this becasue alot of folks were complaining about the large download times for the client and this is a fresh start to a new begining, i can agree that this is a great idea, i went ahead and tried it , i was Downloaded and installed and had the basic zones downloaded with in 30 minutes and i am running on DSL 1.5Mb/p/sec. and the UI on this amazing, i truely cant wait till they release this from beta and have it for the live servers.
Kudos SOE on a job well done, you listened to your client base and made some changes..grats now get the rest of the bugs fixed will ya..lol. This is again in beta and can be found on fourms just search for streaming live EQ Client and it should bring up the link.

Over all it was a great time visiting an old zone that i spent alot of time in when chubby was a youngster and now is little sister is visiting these areas and hopefully she will be able to visit other areas that he has not been too.

untill next time, Happy Hunting In Norrath!!!!!!!!!!

~Chubby~


Well last night was just another night i logged in found that i made 54 gold which is just a drop in the bucket from what i use to make on my shinie farms, which i need to pick back up.

But nothing of intrest was happening, i was mainly the only one on and couldnt get in the grove, i ventured back to Kunark and completed 3 city writs (Razorfangs, Stonegazers, & Succulents) to gain some more status points and some trash and coin.

Took a break to watch the news and thats all she wrote, zonked out on the couch and woke up at 3am to head off to bed.

Tonight i plan on getting something together and running a few zones if any guildies are on, or maybe just shinnie hunt a few zones, i know SS gives good shinies and so does LP, LF, & Steamfont, not to mention butchblock & Kaladim.

But who knows what actully is in store for my toons while in Norrath, only the gods know and my fate is in their hands.

Happy Hunting in Norrath

~Chubby~


Well not much was done this weekend, i keep fighting the zone crash (Memory error / Critical errors applications Eq2 ran out of memory) and this happens when i zone, i turned graphics down to balanced and it seems to have slowed the crashing down, i was told this was a problem with eq2 and not my PC but i’m not too sure, i have tried to research this but running into alot of dead ends. If anyone knows please let me know how to fix this problem, i’m running Win XP sp3, i have GTX8800 718mb vid card and i have 3 gigs of RAM on the PC. 32 bit. So if you need other info just let me know and i’ll post it.

But i mainly crafted alot of Nights of Dead items from book I & II and was decorating th guild halls, i also have been venturing to kunark and completeing Writs in JW, just so i can get the status for Chubby, guild is already at 80 and there is no effect on GH level sice we are maxed till expansion. We have several Bone Dividers and hedges for the instance and quest, i have placed scones, coffins, and scraecrow about the place, i did notice last night when i was placing more stuff that we reached our Max limit on items in GH, Damn that might make folks mad, so i am stopping at that note.

Basically thats all i really did this weekend not much going on,
i plan on leveling Cinderbella the next few weeks to make her 80 and working on her tradeskill as well.

So hopefully by mid Nov. i will have 2 level 80’s, i still have alot to work on with Chubby, i need to get his AA to 200 before expansion is out, i need t4 armor, heck i would be happy with T2 armor Full set i think i am 3 pieces away from a full set, darn Shards. and i want my mythical before expansion too, all i need is VP and cant seem to find a raid for it with out paying someone 100Plat.

Well i am done ranting on want needs to be done
Untill next time Happy Hunting in Norrath

~Chubby~


Well Friday night i got to log in on my dads pc and it ran just fine it was a little sluggish but an adjustment to the settings and i was good to go.
i dabbled in some of the Nights of the Dead content added for halloween, i completed 2 haunted houses 1 in Freeport and 1 in Looping plains, i also was able to find the hedge maze in Nek forest off from the docks Hallow Cauldren i think it was called copleted that but need to go back thru and get the rest of the shinies to complete the shiny quest.
I didnt stay on all that long, due to not able to concentrate on things due to lack of sleep.

Saturday I really didnt get logged in, i was spending time with the wife and kids because my brother came in to stay with dad for the weekend.

Sunday i was in briefly to check the broker and that was it.

So not much on the gaming nextwork on my end.
I did grab my pc and it no sits at my dads house but i was having a hard time connectijng it to the intrernet, now i would think i could connect the internet wire into my ether slot and i wuld get connection, yeah not so much, i have no clue i could get the internet to work, so i just hooked his pc back up makes no sense to me.

Anyways untill next time,

Happy Hunting in Norrath !!!

~Chubby~


Ok so everything is going as planned, mom came out of Surgery ok, sore but ok. She is being moved to a rehab center for her knee today and will be there for a week or until she is able to walk on her own again . So i will be staying at my dads house with him making sure he is alright as well as running between my own house and getting kids to where they have to be and giving my wife a break, Thankfully my older brother will be comiong home tommorrow and leaving Sunday eve, and i will get a small break for it all.

Other than that no gaming this week for me, havent had time i was going to get on last night but could not keep my eyes open and decided to just goto bed at 930pm and still woke up late for work COMON now..lol

I should be in game tonight if all goes well, hopefully the new PC my dad has will be able to run Eq2 at the lowest settings if not i need to run to my house for a video card that will..lol

Untill next time Happy Hunting in Norrath!!!!!!!

~Chubby~


Well not much to report over the last week or since i last updated not much has been happening in game, i’ve been falling asleep early and not getting game time in, this may be due to Real Life catching up or the fact that my wife has us running ragged, Mondays both kids have soccer practice, Tuesdays Daughter has soccer practice, Wed Son has soccer practice and Cub scouts right afterwards, Thursdays is Girl scouts and PTO meetings, Friday night is high school football night , Saturday is spent at the soccer field since both kids have games and then usually work around the house and Grocery shopping , Sundays is Church and what ever my wife can find for me to do…So no wonder i have been dosing off at the keyboard or on the couch before 9pm.

Now this week we have a new monkey wrench in the mix my mom is having Knee Surgery and i have to take care of my dad, so this week i am staying in the evenings at his house then going to pick the kids upa dntake them to school then head to work. I just installed Eq2 on dads PC and currently updating all patches as we speak it says i have an hour left but then jumps to 4 hrs so by morning i should be ready so tomorrow night i should be back in game.

So again Real life is catching up with and hopefully after this week i should be back o track, as soccer is over after this saturday then Basketball starts in a few weeks Wooooohoooooooo not.

Untill next time Happy hunting in Norrath

~Chubby~

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