The Kelethin City Festival Starts Tonight!

The Kelethin City Festival is back! It will run from February 1st at 12:01am PT through February 7th at 11:59pm PT. The Far Seas Caravan can be found in Greater Faydark on the Green Knoll. Visit the caravan merchants to see all of the local specialities and other festival goods, and check out the Greater Faydark Aether Race!

Downtime - Thursday, January 29, 2014

All US live servers will be brought offline on Thursday January 29, 2015 at approximately 7am PT. EU servers will be brought offline at 5am London Time on Friday, January 30, 2015. Estimated downtime for both sets of servers is one hour.

The update notes are available after the jump.

Downtime - Thursday, January 22, 2015

US live servers will be brought offline on Thursday January 22, 2015 at approximately 7:00AM PST. EU servers will be brought offline at approximately 5:00AM London Time on January 23, 2015. Expected downtime is one hour.

The update notes are below.

Moonlight Enchantments Start Tonight!

The monthly live event Moonlight Enchantments begins tonight! The grottos will open on the 20th at 12:01am PT and close on the 21st at 11:59pm PT. The time applies directly with no conversion to all servers. Check out our Moonlight Enchantments guide and peek at the rewards!

Downtime - Friday, January 16, 2015

All US live servers will be brought offline on Friday, January 16, 2015 at approximately 5:00AM PST. Estimated downtime is 1 hour. EU servers will be brought offline on Friday, January 16, 2015 at approximately 1:00PM London Time. Expected downtime is 2 hours.

There are no patch notes for this downtime.

Login issues from yesterday appear to have persisted throughout the night. The issues cropped up after SOE got slammed by the players who purchased H1Z1 Early Access attempting to log in. This downtime may be related to that, but we have no confirmation. RadarX posted the following at 7pm PT Thursday evening:

We are continuing to investigate outstanding issues which may prevent players from logging in to EverQuest 2. We hope to have this resolved as quickly as possible and appreciate everyone's patience. Thank you!

Downtime - Thursday, January 15, 2015

All US live servers will be brought offline on Thursday January 15, 2015 at approximately 5:00AM PST. Estimated downtime is 1 hour. EU servers will be brought offline on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at approximately 1:00PM London Time. Expected downtime is 2 hours.

The update notes are available after the jump.

SOE Maintenance: Monday, January 12

Sony Online Entertainment will perform maintenance beginning at 8:00 AM PST on Monday, January 12, 2015. This maintenance is expected to last about two hours. This will impact the following SOE services:

  • Commerce functions, including purchases, for all games
  • Game logins
  • Web and forum logins for all SOE sites

Here's our handy Time Zone Conversion Tool to help you plan.

Heroic Characters get an Update

Next week sometime Heroic Characters - characters which players may purchase pre-leveled to join in current content - will be updated to reflect game changes since they were introduced.

Purchased Level 90 Heroic Characters will come with Level 90 (Adventure only), 320AAs, a full set of gear, food/drink, ammo, potions (as appropriate) and a mount with stats! New Heroic Characters will also start in Eidolon Jungle with content in our Chains of Eternity expansion.

Level 90 Trial characters will come with Level 90, 280AAs, gear, food/drink, ammo, potions (as appropriate) and a mount and be restricted to leveling up to level 91 (Adventure) with restrictions on trading, etc. These characters will also start in Eidolon Jungle.

All players who purchased a level 85 Heroic Character that is still less than 90 or less than 320AA will receive a no-trade level 90 Heroic Character bauble they can choose to use. The new upgraded Heroic Character upgrade baubles are level 90 and 320 AAs.

Players who have a Heroic Character Bauble in inventory will find it automatically upgraded. For more information on accomodations for trial and capped Heroic Characters, see this thread on the Official Forums.

EverQuest II: Bonus Experience Weekend

EverQuest II is kicking off 2015 with a 150% bonus XP weekend! Beginning Friday, Jan 9 at 12:00 noon PST until Sunday, Jan. 11 at 11:59pm PST, All Access Members will receive 150% bonus Adventure and Tradeskill experience!

Time to get out those alts and level up!

Downtime - Tuesday, January 6, 2014

US live servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at approximately 7:00AM PST, for an estimated one hour of downtime. EU servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at approximately 5:00AM London Time, January 7, 2015. Estimated downtime is 2 hours.

The patch notes are available after the jump.