History of EverQuest II, Part I

Join the EQ2 team as they reminisce about the development of EverQuest II. Here's part one of the History of EverQuest II video series, celebrating the 10th anniversary of EverQuest II!

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 - Thursday, December 18, 2014

US live servers will be brought offline on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at approximately 7:00AM PST. Estimated downtime is one hour. EU servers will be brought offline on Thursday, December 19, 2014 at approximately 5:00AM London Time. Estimated downtime is two hours.

Patch notes are after the jump.

12 Days of Holidays: All Access Double Status

All Access members can enjoy double status starting at Noon PT today and running through 11:59pm PT on Sunday, December 28th!

Are there some status items you’d love to purchase this season, but your personal status points are running a little low? Would you love to make a charitable donation to your guild hall escrow account this holiday? There’s a lot to celebrate this Frostfell, and we’re happy to announce the chance to earn some extra status this season!

Beginning today, December 17th, at 12:00pm (Noon) PST until Sunday, December 28 at 11:59pm PST, All Access Members will earn double personal status. This holiday is too special to celebrate for just one day, so we’re celebrating the season for 12 Days! Happy Frostfell!

*This event doubles earned status from encounters or by being rewarded from quests. It does not give an additional bonus for selling status items.

This is also your last day to opt-in for newsletters for whatever holiday bonus SOE has been teasing over the past week. Make sure you login to your account from http://www.soe.com to correctly update your email options.

Downtime - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

All US live servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at approximately 7:00AM PST. Estimated downtime is 1 hour. EU servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at approximately 3:00PM London Time. Estimated downtime is 2 hours.

In addition to that there's a three-hour SOE Maintenance on Tuesday morning at 6:00am PST which will affect commerce functions and voice chat for all games.

Patch notes are available after the jump.

SOE Maintenance: December 16, 2014

Sony Online Entertainment has announced a maintenance affecting all games on December 16, 2014. The three-hour maintenance will start at 6:00am Pacific Time. This will impact the following SOE services:

  • Commerce functions, including purchases, for all games
  • Voice chat functions for all games

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

 

Downtime - Thursday, December 11, 2014

All US servers will be brought offline on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at approximately 7:00AM PST.
Estimated downtime is 1 hour. EU servers will be brought offline on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at approximately 7:00AM PST or 3:00PM London Time on 11 December. Estimated downtime is 2 hours.

This patch will also kick off Frostfell! See our Frostfell guide here, and the patch notes below.

Frostfell Returns to Norrath!

UPDATE: The start of Frostfell has been delayed.  SOE hopes to have it live around noon, Pacific.

The season of giving and cheer has arrived in EverQuest II! Frostfell will begin on Thursday, December 11.

This year Frostfell introduces one new quest, The Great Candy (Cane) Chase, in which players are challenged to collect E'ci cubes around Frostfell Wonderland Village. Pick them up in order while being helped or hindered by presents! This new game can be repeated every 18 hours.

Players with extra "gifties" from the Gigglegibber Gifty Storehouse can exchange them for Frozen Tokens of E'ci on the Enchanted Lands dock. Santa Glug can be found with his bag of goodies inside the Frostfell Wonderland Village for players to receive their daily presents. There are of course new recipe books, and if you didn't get them last year you can still obtain Permanent Frostfell Crafting Stations!

ZAM is pleased to offer alt-a-holics an updated Frostfell Quest Tracker. Print it out and chart up to 15 of your characters' progress!

 

Downtime - Wednesday, December 3, 2014

All US servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at approximately 7:00AM PST. Estimated downtime is 1 hour. EU servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, December 3 , 2014 at approximately 9:00PM PST (5:00AM London Time on 12/04/2014). Estimated downtime is 2 hours.

Patch notes are available after the jump.

EverQuest II Producer's Letter: December News

Senior Producer Holly "Windstalker" Longdale has posted a Producer's Letter which itemizes the end of 2014 for EverQuest II.  Highlights include a big bug bash, finishing off the SOE Live feedback, Frostfell, limited-time Ethereal Armor gems, and Plunderable items on the Loyalty Merchants.

You can read the entire letter on the official forums or below after the jump.