Hear that Howl? Nights of the Dead is Here!

When you aren't quite sure whether the chill you felt was the cold fall air or something... else... the one thing you can be certain of is that it's time for Nights of the Dead!

From now until Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 11:59PM PT you can celebrate the season of haunts with a slew of special features!

There are many ways for all Norrathians to join in on the festive fun. Those inclined to celebrate the holiday through crafting will find a new book of recipes containing a number of new house items sold by event merchants. Has the full moon got you feeling extra adventurous? Hunt ghosts in Antonica and the Commonlands, investigate some spooky haunted locations, or grab a shovel and dig up a ghoulish good time in any of the decorated cities! 

Curious as to what chilling new features you'll find during this year's event?

TLE Servers:

  • A special holiday merchant has arrived on Fallen Gate! Located in Freeport and Qeynos Capitol District, he'll sell a number of haunted items.
  • On Stormhold, you can enjoy all the thrills of Nights of the Dead! (Exception: A lost necklace cannot be looted from A Gleaming Chest in The Hedge Hollow.)

 New Event:

  • Wake the Dead – Grab a shovel and scare up some tricks or treats in the cities!

 New Quest:

  • Broken Mirrors – This shattering new quest will be available yearly!

New Collection:

  • Frightfully Frosted Cupcakes (added to Pumpkin Bomb)

 New Achievements:

  • Baying at the Moon [Series]
  • Calcified skeleton kills [Series] - Boneafied Threat / Dead Wringer / Skeleton Crew
  • Wake the Dead

 New Items to Purchase:

  • New costume illusions are available, including a Sarnak Skeleton, Thullosian Ogre, Rujarkian Orc, and Gooblin!
  • New house items
  • New Petamorph Wands
  • And more!

If you aren't familiar with all of the haunts and hijinks that are a part of Nights of the Dead, you can read more information on EQ2i

Don't miss out on this scarily good time - the ghosts and ghouls aren't planning on sticking around forever!

Gear Up, Level Up is Back!

Gear Up, Level Up has returned to Norrath once more! Gear Up, Level Up is a time when special weekly bonuses become available to help you prepare for the upcoming expansion, Planes of Prophecy. This year, different bonuses will be available each week for players on both Live and Progression Servers!

The first week of bonuses begins  at 12:01AM PT on Monday, October 2, 2017, and will run until Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 11:59PM PT.

This week, ALL players on Live Servers will be granted double Ethereal Currency during the final week of the summer Ethereal Rewards event! This will stack with the event's ongoing triple rewards bonus, meaning players will receive SIX TIMES more Ethereal Currency!

Players on Progression Servers will be granted double XP for their first week of bonuses!

 

These rewards will swap out after Sunday, so be sure to use this time wisely! You can check back next Monday to see what special bonuses the next week of Gear Up, Level Up will bring to Norrath.

Update Notes: Tuesday October 3, 2017

ZONES AND POPULATION
Vaedenmoor: Heart of Nightmares [Raid]

  • Terris-Thule and Saryrn have had their damage thresholds adjusted. They should no longer panic and wipe the raid, instead they should take action to counter the increased incoming damage.

TIME-LOCKED PROGRESSION SERVERS

  • Encounters will now gain reduced mitigation based on how far below the current expansion level cap they are. This value changes when a new expansion with a level cap increase, so as the level cap increases it becomes easier to level characters in less populated older content.

QUESTS

  • Unsafe Harbor - Quest map RoI for Vishra in the Sovereign House of Qeynos is now accurate.
  • The "Travels" of Yun Zi - Kunark or Bust - Venril's Crown should be easier to accurately trigger now, even on a mount.

ITEMS

  • Completion of the class city quests in Qeynos now rewards cloaks matching those of the Freeport quests. The level 60 versions of the cloaks may now be purchased from the city merchants Oodifo and Viducius Festus once the appropriate quest has been completed.
  • Several Treasured drops from The Gates of Ahket Aken have been upgraded to Legendary. Encounters in this zone will no longer drop chests containing only Treasured gear.
  • Bold Malevolent Leather Forearms now has an appearance.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented Ascendants Graces from properly applying its modifier.

It's the Final Week for Days of Summer Questing!

It's the final week for Days of Summer questing, Norrathians! Head on over to the Sundered Frontier to offer Yun Zi one last helping paw - you'll be scouring the seas for him this week. Completing Yun Zi's last quest will get you the Primus of Tol'Ren, an Acension Focus Rune: Ascendants Grace, a breastplate, the Days of Summer Decoration Pack #9, and the highly-coveted Mara Estate Home!

In order to complete this final quest, you'll have to make sure you've already finished all of Yun Zi's previous quests!

 

The Days of Summer will come to an end on Monday, October 2nd at 11:59PM PT. After this date passes, you will no longer be able to complete Yun Zi's quests. The ambling tradesbear himself will be sticking around past the end of summer, but make sure you've wrapped up all your summer questing before it's too late!

 

You'll want to move quickly, adventurer - summer will be ending soon!

Update Notes: Tuesday September 26, 2017

ZONES AND POPULATION
The Clefts of Rujark

  • Corrected a bug that could prevent Rak'jallar from spawning.

The Gates of Ahket Aken

  • Corrected a bug that could prevent Ahk'Mun Rhoen, Malkonis D'Morte, Akh'Uzh Orus, and Amenophis Adofo from spawning.

QUESTS

  • The Price of the Crown - The stalking timber wolves now scale in challenge more appropriately.
  • The Price of the Crown - The stalking timber wolves no longer respawn immediately.

ITEMS

  • Rewards from the Beetle Herding questline in Sinking Sands now have stats appropriate to their level.

Vulak`Aerr and Fippy Darkpaw are merging!

We haven't seen this in a while, server merges!

On October 18, 2017 Vulak`Aerr server will be merging into the Fippy Darkpaw server.

To see details on this transaction, click here.

Also you should be seeing spell SPA slots up to 32 now on spells. I am working on other spell fixes such as the unknowns and other spell SPA information that isn't showing up like it should.

Moonlight Enchantment is Back

The monthly live event Moonlight Enchantments starts 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!

Incoming September Patch!

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 6:00 AM PT* for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately 6 hours.

Click Read More to see the update notes.

Expansion Prelude Event: Strange Sensations

There have been whispers at both schools of magical theory – the Academy of Arcane Science and within the Concordium – that something has gone awry with magic. For the most part it, it functions as much as it always has, but there’s a difference with it that no one can quite put their finger on.

Experienced practitioners of the arcane don’t seem to be affected by the mysterious change, but those learning to wield magical energies are having a hard time controlling it. While nothing catastrophic has yet occurred, scholars are having a difficult time understanding what is causing the subtle change, and what the ramifications of this occurrence might be.

It will come to the adventurers of Norrath to help those scholars begin to piece together what is happening, and how it must be addressed. Heroes of all levels should expect a letter from one of the schools of magic, imploring them to lend some assistance to the researchers and see if they can get to the bottom of what is happening to the magic of Norrath.

All characters can participate in the prelude expansion event, as the quest requires no prerequisites. Those who complete the quest will be granted Mysteries of the Keeper, which will advance one of your Acension classes from level 10 to level 11 when consumed! 

Strange Sensations will be available up until the next EverQuest II expansion, Planes of Prophecy, launches this November.

September 2017 Producer’s Letter

As posted by Mooncast on the forums, here is your producer's letter:

Greetings Citizens of Norrath!

When the air grows crisp and the leaves turn golden, it’s time for expansion season! (And… pumpkin pie!)

We’re thrilled to share our expansion announcement for our 14th expansion, EverQuest II: Planes of Prophecy (That’s right, PoP)! This year we’ll embark on exciting adventures to the planes… and more! You’ll explore the perils and mysteries of the Plane of Magic, the Plane of Innovation, Solusek Ro's Tower, and the Plane of Disease, just to name a few. Are you ready? The planes await!

As you cross to the planes, you’ll encounter many obstacles, not the least of which is the mechanical sentinel in the Plane of Innovation, the Manaetic Behemoth!

There is much more to tell, but you’ll need to check back in October for more on expansion details, features, and information about pre-orders and beta. PoP is slated for launch this November! Until then, we hope you enjoy a series of in-game events leading up PoP to help you prepare for what lay ahead:

Don’t forget there are still 2 weeks left to go in our Days of Summer event! Be sure to go help out our bumbling tradesbear before he closes up shop! The final wave of summer Ethereals are live now too and will have drop rates tripled from September 29th to October 8th! We went ahead and added a couple of days onto Ethereals for extra fun!

Lastly, to help get ready for PoP we will be doing a Name Purge on October 17th, 2017. If a character hasn’t logged in to the game within the last 5 years it will have a letter appended to the end of its name. Any characters that had their name changed will be able to change their name one time using the slash command ‘/rename’. We hope this helps clear up some unused names! If you have an old character and want to keep the name then all you have to do is log that character in by October 16th, 2017!

As always, we’d like to thank all of you, our players, because you let us craft magical experiences for you! You’ll be hearing from us soon!