General News
SOE Maintenance: October 8, 2014

Sony Online Entertainment has announced a system-wide maintenance on October 8, 2014. Account and commerce maintenance will begin at 6:00 AM PDT on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, and is excpected to take less than two hours. Actual downtime for services should only last 15-20 minutes within this maintenance window.

This will impact the following SOE services:

  • Account management
  • Commerce functions, including purchases
  • Game, web and forum logins

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

EverQuest Next
EverQuest Next: A Life of Consequence

As players continue to construct items and build epic structures in the Landmark Beta, Sony Online Entertainment released its latest video with new details surrounding its upcoming AAA MMO, EverQuest Next. Join the game's Lead Content Designer, Steve Danuser, and Storybricks Lead Designer, Stéphan Bura, as they explain how player choice and emergent AI will shape the world and lead to a life of consequence within EverQuest Next.

Landmark
SOE Joins the Extra Life Event

On October 25th, the team at Sony Online Entertainment is joining forces with thousands of gamers across the globe to help raise funds for Extra-Life's annual 24-hour gaming marathon. With the help of the gaming community, SOE's goal is to raise $50,000 for the Children's Miracle Network charity. Those wanting to help out can do so in one of two ways:

Read more about the event on the official site!

General News
SOE Maintenance September 25, 2014

Sony Online Entertainment will perform maintenance beginning at 7:00 AM PDT on Thursday, September 25, 2014. The maintenance is expected to last about two hours. This will impact the following SOE services:

  • Game servers may sporadically lose connection across all games
  • Commerce functions, including purchases for all games
  • Game, web and forum logins for all games

Here's our handy time zone converter to help you plan.

General News
SOE President's Flight Diverted After Bomb Scare

Many Sony Online Entertainment players experienced downtime this weekend when both PSN and SOE were targeted in a DDOS attack. President John Smedley was vocal on Twitter Sunday, keeping everyone up-to-date with the status of server restoration.

The hacker group that initiated the DDOS took things one step further later on Sunday – tweeting out a false alarm to American Airlines, claiming that the flight Smedley was returning to San Diego on had "explosives on board."

General News
SOE Live Attendees to Receive Loot Cards

In previous years, registered participants of SOE's annual convention would typically receive their in-game swag items in the weeks following the event. SOE is going a different route this year with the introduction of the SOE Live Loot Card.

Registered attendees will receive these cards on-site in their swag bags and can redeem them on any account that they choose. Additional cards will also be available on-site for $35 each. Anyone who registered but does not attend will receive their Loot Card key via email on or around August 22, 2014.

These cards are single use and will grant the account items for all of SOE's game, plus a mysterious mention for EverQuest Next. Only one card may be applied per account. Check out the full list of goodies after the jump.

General News
SOE Maintenance/EQ2 Downtime - Tuesday, Aug 5

SOE has announced a downtime and maintenance for Tuesday, August 5, 2014 beginning at 4:00 AM PDT. The maintenance is expected to take at least four hours. It will impact the following services:

  • Game servers will be down for the following games:
    • DC Universe Online
    • EverQuest II
    • Landmark
    • PlanetSide 2
  • Commerce functions, including purchases for all games
  • Game, web and forum logins for all games

EverQuest II's weekly hotfix will occur simultaneously with this maintenance window. Patch notes for the EQ2 downtime are available after the jump.

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