Double Up This Week In Norrath! (August 23 - 29)

As August winds to a close, we have doubled up on bonuses for ALL players!

From 12:00PM (Noon) PT on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 through 12:00PM (Noon) PT on Monday, August 29, 2016, everyone in Norrath will receive:

  • Double Personal Status
  • Double Guild Status
  • Double Alternative Currency

Members - you will get a double bonus on Alt Currency; this special promotional bonus will stack with your regular member bonus!

Not a member yet? Become one today!

Update Notes: Tuesday August 23, 2016

All EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, August 23th, 2016 at 7:00AM PDT (2 PM GMT) for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately six hours.

Patch notes are availible after the jump. Please click on "Read More" below.

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!

INC Ext Downtimes: Bertoxxulous, Drinal & Tunare

Some more downtime happening over on Everquest. Check out their forums!
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We'll be doing extended maintenance on Bertoxxulous, Drinal, and Tunare servers. During this week we'll be doing one of these a day, and during this maintenance it's estimated that each server will be unavailable for up to 24 hours.

These are scheduled for:
Bertoxxulous - Down Tuesday, August 23, 2016, starting at 10AM PDT*
Drinal - Down Wednesday, August 24, 2016, starting at 10AM PDT*
Tunare - Down Thursday, August 25, 2016, starting at 10AM PDT*

Keep an eye on the EverQuest forums and social media for status updates and for news if additional downtime is needed.

The Quest Continues!

Finally Solved!

 

Over on the official boards, Tnexus tells the great story of solving an old PoP era quest. This is due to Tnexus dedication to solving this quest. One side effect was the recent patch updating 6000 items to be flagged as quest. Also evident is some developer appetite to see old quests solved/fixed.

Visit the thread and give Tnexus a grats!

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/unsolved-pop-era-quest-symbols-of-the-ducee-finally-solved.234561/

 

After the jump is Tnexus' post telling the tale.

 

Notes:

-user Fhrugby put significant effort into trying to solve this quest in the past, his/her name is all over the related items threads. If you know Fhrugby, pass along a pat on the back!

-the reward has never been run through our item collector as far as I can tell, nor the quest NPC entered into the database, nor the quest. I wonder how many more of these situations there is?

Game Update Notes: August 17th, 2016

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/game-update-notes-august-17-2016.234531/

 

August 17, 2016

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*** Highlights ***

 

- Corrected several issues with the pet window. Existing pet command hotkeys will need to be recreated. See UI section for additional information.

- Many AA consolidations. See AA section for additional information.

 

 

*** Items ***

 

- Items that adjust their stats under particular conditions (typically charm item mechanics) will now display spell effects when inspected.

- The item conversion feature now requires the base item to be free of augments before attempting the conversion process.

- The auras Circle of Power, Circle of Life, Circle of Mana, and Guardian Circle found on a number of rare items can now be activated and maintained regardless of other auras that you may have active.

- Augmentations that only fit in 1H Piercing weapons now refer to 1H Piercing rather than "Piercing."

- The Beastlord ornamentation 'The Warder' has had its Lore flag removed.

- Corrected a problem that caused the Metamorph Totem: Murkglider to appear to be an ankylosaurus when previewed or placed in a house or yard.

- Beastlords - Corrected an issue with the focus effect Frozen Miasma Fury found on Anthemion Jerkin, Crypt-Hunter's Dragonbrood Tunic, and Deathseeker's Dragonbrood Tunic that caused it to focus a number of spells and abilities that it was not intended to.

- The foraged item Golanda Nut can now be traded.

- The focus effect Sympathetic Remote Healing Surge XV is now a focus effect and the proc Remote Healing Surge XV is now a proc on the item Demagogue's Crutch.

- The Quarm-Touched Feran Bridle now shows the correct version of the mount on preview.

- Changed all items marked as Bard instruments so that they can be equipped in either the primary or secondary hand. Note that it intended that you are still only able to equip one instrument at a time.

- Keliss Arden, the Hero's Forge Merchant in the Plane of Knowledge, now sells his Hero's Forge ornament offerings as full suits instead of individual pieces.

 

Click below for many more update notes in this patch!

Server Downtime: Wed, Aug 17th at 6:30am PDT

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All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016 at 6:30AM Pacific* for our August game update. Servers are scheduled to be unavailable for approximately three hours.

We'll be doing additional maintenance on some servers after this game update. The following servers are scheduled to be unavailable for up to six additional hours after this game update:

  • Bertoxxulous
  • Drinal
  • Erollisi Marr
  • Luclin
  • Povar
  • Tunare

Once available, notes for this update can be found here.

Keep an eye on the EverQuest forums and social media for status updates and for news if additional downtime is needed.

Update Notes: Tuesday August 16, 2016

 


US EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 7:00AM PDT* for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately one hour.

The Stormhold server will require additional downtime as we unlock the Rise of Kunark content. This server is scheduled to unlock at noon PDT.

The EU EverQuest II Server will be brought offline on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 9:00PM PDT* for an update (Approx. 4:00AM GMT August 17). Estimated downtime is one hour.


ZONES / POPULATION
Lyceum
Vilucidae the Priest of Thule is once again Lord over the Lyceum.

Scourge Keep [Heroic and Advanced Solo]
The Glutton should no longer fail to spawn.

ITEMS
The ability modifier for Galiaia the Just, Deraklas the Destroyer, Diathena the Reconciler and Uranon the Avenging will now correctly apply.
Undying Invoker's Wand now has the correct number of blue stats.

ABILITIES
Corrected an issue that prevented potency, crit bonus and fervor buff reduction from applying to many swarm pets.

STORMHOLD
Rise of Kunark expansion content is now available!

Prepare for a Rewarding Weekend, August 12 - 15!

https://www.everquest.com/news/eq-august-bonus-xp-double-rare-spawns-2016

It’s looking to be an exciting weekend in Norrath! Is there a certain elusive foe you’ve been hoping to tackle? Try your hand at taking them on this weekend and watch that XP bar fill up faster than ever!

From 12 PM PT on Friday August 12, 2016 until 12PM PT on Monday, August 15, 2016, players will be granted 150% Bonus XP and Double Rare Spawns!

Happy adventuring, Norrathians!

Want even more bonuses, discounts, access to special servers, and more? Become an All Access Member! There’s never been a better time to join!

 

 

Please note that Double Rare Spawns will not be available on Ragefire, Lockjaw, and Phinigel.

INC Extended Downtimes: Povar, Vox and Luclin

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We'll be doing extended maintenance on Povar, Vox, and Luclin servers. During this week we'll be doing one of these a day, and during this maintenance it's estimated that each server will be unavailable for up to 24 hours.

These are scheduled for:
Povar - Down Tuesday, August 9, 2016, starting at 10AM PDT*
Vox - Down Wednesday, August 10, 2016, starting at 10AM PDT*
Luclin - Down Thursday, August 11, 2016, starting at 10AM PDT*

Keep an eye on the EverQuest forums and social media for status updates and for news if additional downtime is needed.