Downtime - Thursday, November 20, 2014

Nope, you're not seeing things: it's another downtime announcement for EverQuest II. All US servers will be brought offline on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at approximately 7:00AM PST. Estimated US downtime is one hour. EU servers will be brought offline on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at approximately 9:00PM PST (or 5:00AM London Time on 21 November). Estimated EU downtime is two hours.

Patch notes are available after the jump.

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 - Wednesday, November 19, 2014

All US servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at approximately 7:00AM PST. Estimated US downtime is one hour. EU servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at approximately 9:00PM PST (5:00AM London Time on 20 November). Estimated EU downtime is two hours.

Here's the patch notes:


POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Altar of Malice
Experience for defeating NPCs in Altar of Malice Solo and Advanced Solo zones has been increased.

ITEMS
Expendable items can no longer be transmuted.
Refining common harvests can no longer return high quality slag.

EverQuest II 10th Anniversary Livestream

Missed the November 14th EQ2 livestream? Catch up now by watching Holly "Windstalker" Longdale, Ry "Roshen" Schueller, and Carlos "Gninja" Mora as they show off the newest expansion, Altar of Malice, and play the new Aerakyn race. They also ran a special 10th anniversary in-game event on the Freeport server.

Downtime - Tuesday, November 18, 2014

All US servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at approximately 7:00AM PST. Estimated US downtime is one hour. EU Eservers will be brought offline on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at approximately 9:00PM PST, or 5:00AM London Time (19 November). Estimated EU downtime is two hours.

Patch notes are available after the jump.

Film Friday: Eight New Trailers


We're back post-BlizzCon madness and have eight more great videos to share this week. Strap in for a look back 10 years ago, an invasion in Times Square, the re-birth of a Kickstarter campaign and more!

Downtime - Wednesday, November 12, 2014

US servers will come down on November 12, 2014 at 7am PT/10am ET for an update. Estimated downtime is one hour. EU servers will come down at 9pm PT (5am GMT on Nov 13) for the patch. Expected downtime for is two hours.

Patch notes are available after the jump.

EverQuest II: Altar of Malice Launch Guides

The Altar of Malice expansion is here!

All servers are fully patched for the Altar of Malice expansion! This post was getting lengthy, so here's some quick links to hop between specific sections:

The Heroes' Festival is Back!

The Heroes' Festival, EverQuest II's annual live event first introduced in 2009, will make its return tonight! The event is scheduled to run from 12:01am PST on Friday, November 7th through 11:59pm PST on Monday, November 17th.

While the older quests are expected to make a return in Freeport and Qeynos, we should also have some new content to celebrate the 10th anniversary! Heroes' Festival did not make an appearance on Test this year because the devs wanted to have the new content be fresh when it landed on Live, so we'll be staying up late tonight to add whatever is new in as soon as it launches. UPDATE: New quest - The Play's the Thing!

Centered primarily at the Claymore in Qeynos Capitol District and Execution Plaza in the City of Freeport, players can participate in several event quests, visit the Heroes' Festival merchant and check out associated achievements. For those of you with far too many alts check out our Heroes' Festival Quest Tracker!

EverQuest II: The Aerakyn Are Coming

EverQuest II will be releasing its new player race, the Aerakyn, on November 11, 2014. The race is a stand-alone feature, not tied in any way to the Altar of Malice expansion (which releases the same day to All Access members), and will be available for purchase through a variety of offerings in the Station Cash Marketplace.

We spoke to Creative Director Akil "Lyndro" Hooper and Senior Producer Holly "Windstalker" Longdale about the Aerakyn, their features and abilities, and more.