Year of the Darkpaw - April Edition, Patch Day

With today's game update, more Year of the Darkpaw content will be available.


You can find information on the Year of the Darkpaw content here.


25th Anniversary information can be found here.



  • Weapon base damage and backstab values have been increased to bring them back in line with original intentions. This affects weapons from Night of Shadows back to The Burning Lands.

  • Extra Planar Potential Shards will now drop in Laurion Inn zones, as well as mission zones going back to Torment of Velious.
  • The Legacies Lost and Selenelion evolving items no longer have class restrictions.
  • Weapon base damage and backstab values have been increased to bring them back in line with original intentions. This affects weapons from Night of Shadows back to The Burning Lands.
  • Guardian's Argent Mask, Sterling Mask of Brilliance, Silver Mask of Adroitness, Argent Ring of Vigor, Sterling Ring of Brilliance, and Silver Ring of Adroitness now have augment slots.
Quests & Events

  • Reduced the experience granted by the 22nd-anniversary heroic adventure Unity.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the Inner Turmoil raid to reset if a construct of agony is charmed.
  • 25th Anniversary achievements that referenced "Katta Castrum" as the zone for Ghrald McManus should now correctly reference "Katta Castellum."
  • Barren Coast, Tempest Festival – Lessons of Madness – The area of the 3rd & 4th steps of cleansing the pearl has been increased.
  • Barren Coast, Tempest Festival – Lessons of Madness – The final fight has been changed to killing one scrykin and how the pearl is changed from corrupted to cleansed. It should no longer remove everyone in the group's pearl.
  • Greater Faydark, Year of Darkpaw - Broken Key of Forests - The quest now has expansion requirements for the higher level enslaved miners.
  • The Mechanical Fortune Teller will now mention 25th anniversary events.
  • Final Fugue raid: the Plucked achievement will now be granted properly and will notify anyone that failed to qualify as well as those that succeeded or failed.
  • Stone Hive, Brew Day - Vintage Toy Ships - The spelling of Willful Sloop has been updated.

  • Paladin and Shadowknight - Corrected the degeneration values for the Steely Stance line of spells.
  • Druid and Wizard - Teleportation spells for Shadow Valley no longer refer to Laurion Inn in their description.
  • We are limiting most detrimental Area of Effect spells that did not have a limit to 30 targets.

  • Merged the DoN Progression AA lines, Gift of the Dark Reign and Gift of the Keepers, into a new faction-agnostic line called Gift of the Nest. The new line is functionally identical to both of the previous lines and is still earned in exactly the same way. However, the new line is no longer lost when switching faction. Additionally, the new line is now shared between Personas. The Advancement achievements associated with these AAs have also been updated so that level 60 characters with the proper faction and progression criteria can see them.
  • Paladin - Added a new activated Class AA, Champion's Oath. See the in-game AA description for details.
  • Shadowknight - Updated Reaver's Bargain ranks 1 and 2 to now absorb 5% of all incoming damage with mana at a rate of 100 to 40 mana, but reduced the amount of melee damage absorbed on those ranks. Added 4 new ranks at levels 110 / 115 / 120 / 125. The buff now ticks down in no-combat zones.
  • Magician - Fixed an issue with the class AA, Host of the Elements, which prevented the rank 40 pet from attacking.

  • Added a speculative fix for NPCs pathing under the world and becoming unhittable.

  • Fixed an issue where mercenaries would not load with the additional health from Improved Health AAs when zoning or unsuspending.
Progression Servers

  • Set some 15th and 16th anniversary NPCs in Plane of Knowledge and the 15th anniversary event to activate in Rain of Fear.

  • Fixed kaleidoscopic rendering artifacts and related crashes.
  • Improved client log file processing performance.
  • Fixed the write frequency of LogInterval=0 setting so that it's truly immediate, instead of at 1 second intervals. Please check your eqclient.ini setting for LogInterval=0 as this setting could adversely impact performance. As a reminder, the default setting is LogInterval=1 (or via the game command /loginterval 1).
  • Guild banners and fellowship campfires will now check the height when determining if enough members are within range for them to be planted.
  • Instanced zones will again attempt to suspend mercenaries if there are too many players in the zone.
  • Corrected an issue that caused some quests from the most recent expansions to reward less experience than intended.
  • ClientCore variables in eqclient.ini now set affinity to a physical core (two virtual CPU) for improved performance. Legacy values that conflict with other EQ client instances are reset to -1.

  • Updated /copylayout functionality to include new UI window positions, Alternate Currency list column widths, and Persona Auto Load/Save Equipment Set checkbox values.

  • NameReservationWnd.html
  • EQUI_NameReservationWnd.xml

  • EQUI.xml
  • main.css
  • TargetOfTargetWindow.html
Previously Updated

  • Chasing What's Not Real: Made a speculative fix for an issue where the task would not update when examining the empty meeting room.
  • Optimized NPC respawn processing and reduced its contribution to per-frame spikes by at least 50%.
  • Pressing the ESC key during the tutorial cut scene no longer hangs the client.
  • Fixed several client crashes.
  • Fixed screenshot alpha for BMP and PNG formats.
  • Fixed spell descriptions on Silver Protecting and Silver Warding Magic of Jubilation augments to indicate they offer resists to magic spells rather than cold.
  • Players on Oakwynd will no longer be disconnected for being AFK for an extended period.
  • The alternate currency server bonus should now affect adventure points.

The EverQuest Team

Producer's Letter April 2024

Darkpaw Games has posted a new Producer Letter. Some of the news on this letter contains the rulesets on the new TLP's that are ready to release May 22nd, 2024.

Check out the post here.

Site Update #4

Click Read More to see all of the updates for the month of March 2024.

Everquest Swag

Darkpaw Games has added some cool new swag items for Everquest if you haven't heard. Check out the new items on their swag store.

Daybreak Launches Content Creator Program

Those of you content creators on social media sites, Daybreak has launched their content creator program!


You can see information regarding this new program here.

25th Anniversary is here!

Check out our Anniversary Page to see what all is active right now.


Check out Darkpaw's information on the 25th Anniversary.

With the anniversary events, we'll get the following if you log in from now until April 20th, 2024 at 11PM PDT.

  • 50% experience bonus
  • Royal Silver Crown Ornament (one per character)
  • Darkpaw Torch Ornament (one per character) - All Access Members only
  • Level 100 Heroic Character (one per account) - All Access Members only
  • Goblet of Adventure II (one per account) - All Access Members only

Also check out the Daybreak Marketplace, all of the past Heritage Crates will be on sale until April 1st, 2024.

AMA Responses

Check out Darkpaw's Everquest team responses to all of your AMA questions here.

Game Update 3-13-2024

The March update hits tomorrow folks. You can see a preview of what will be patched in by looking at the official test update notes.





  • Starting March 16th, seek out Alta the Frightened in Crescent Reach to start the 25th Anniversary quests!


  • The names, icons, and lore text have been swapped for the Guardian's Girdle and Assaulter's Belt.
  • Type 7 augments available from Miacallie Herlsas in Tides of Time have had stat adjustments where applicable.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Selyrah mounts to disappear and their buffs to misbehave.

Quests & Events

  • Reduced the price of mounts on the anniversary merchant.


  • Cleric - Increased the damage of ranks 2 and 3 of Unrelenting Hammer of Zeal.
  • Enchanter - Increased the HP and damage of ranks 2 and 3 of Flariton's Animation.
  • Shaman - Increased the HP and damage of all ranks of Suja's Faithful.
  • Shadowknight - Increased the HP and damage of all ranks of Minion of Fandrel.
  • Wizard - Increased the damage of ranks 2 and 3 of Kindleheart's Pyroblade.
  • Wizard - Irae Faycite Shard: Glacial Ice Cascade will now also focus Wildice Cascade XI rather than Rimeclaw Torrent.
  • Monk - Moved all abilities in the Clawstriker's Flurry line of abilities from timer 9 to timer 12.


  • Fixed a bug where mercenaries suspended after a persona swap would unsuspend after zoning without the mercenary window reflecting the unsuspension.

Progression Servers

  • Modest Illdaera, Elegant Oseka, Stately Ladrys, and Ostentatious Ryken armor are now marked as quest items.


  • Doubled the maximum number of allowed players per pickzone for Laurion Inn.
  • Increased the Dragon's Hoard cap to 500.
  • Optimized the processing performance of the client log file to reduce hitching and stuttering.
  • The per-kill Alternate Advancement experience cap is now applied before most server and character-based experience modifiers to be more consistent with leveling experience.
  • Corrected an issue that caused a player's level and class to not get updated in the Guild Window after leaving a monster mission.
  • Made several changes to improve client and zone performance.
  • Refined the tuning of Memory.ini for smoother framerate: Balanced and Most memory modes have pre-loaded textures. Least memory mode has always had deferred texture loading.
  • You will no longer be able to bind in Nagafen's Lair, Permafrost Keep, Kedge Keep, Plane of Sky, and Plane of Fear.

The EverQuest Team

Site Update #3

Click on Read More to see all of the site updates for the month of February.

Fippy Fest 2024

Darkpaw Games finally has released information on the upcoming event Fippy Fest 2024.

There are several ticket editions you can order and can even purchase an in person ticket for a much higher price of course.

Plenty of prizes to be had by purchasing a ticket, check out the official Fippy Fest 2024 site for all of the details on the event.