General News
SOE All-Access Program Update

Today Linda "Brasse" Carlson, Director of Global Community Relations at Sony Online Entertainment, updated the SOE All Access FAQ. As previously announced, the new and improved All Access plan is slated to start April 16, 2014. Today's update includes information on multiple month purchases, Silver membership (EQ/EQII), multiple game memberships on one account and multiple memberships on different accounts, and EQN Landmark info. 

You can check out the updated FAQ on the Station Forums here. Updates are noted in BLUE.

EverQuest Next Landmark
Year of EverQuest: March Update Video

SOE has released their March edition of the Year of EverQuest video series, featuring Thom Terrazas, Terry Michaels and Holly Longdale all discussing what players can look forward to in their respective games over the next month. Check it out after the jump!

General News
SOE All-Access Changes Update

Across all its social media feeds today Sony Online Entertainment announced:

UPDATE: To allow our technical teams more time to test the program and processes, the date for implementation of the new SOE All Access has been moved from April 2nd to April 16th, 2014. The FAQ has been updated accordingly!

These changes, which have been heavily modified since they were originally announced on January 3rd, can be seen on all SOE game forums, including the SOE Community forum

Free Realms
Free Realms Sunset FAQ

Yesterday, Free Realms Community Manager Amnerys posted a FAQ on the official forum about the game's sunset, scheduled on March 31, 2014.

  • Sony Online Entertainment will retain all of the code and data from Free Realms and will not authorize any kind of emulator
  • Free Realms websites and forums will be removed when the game shuts down
  • Items and trading cards will continue to be accessible through March 31, 2014
  • Station Cash will remain in SOE Wallet and will be available in other SOE games
  • Further concerns can be posted in the FAQ thread or directly to Customer Service

General News
SOE Maintenance: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sony Online Entertainment has announced that they will perform maintenance beginning at 3:00 AM Pacific on February 18, 2014. This will impact the following services:

  • Account management, which includes logging into our websites, submitting, updating, or viewing Support Tickets.
  • Commerce transactions, including purchases on SOE websites and in-game marketplaces.
  • SOE Forums will remain open during the downtime however you may lose permissions and experience occasional disconnects.
  • Login for SOE games MAY be affected.

While no downtime estimate is mentioned in the forum posts, the Facebook preview of the announcement originally showed a four hour downtime.

EverQuest Next Landmark
Year of EverQuest Community Celebration Pictures

We were on-site at Sony Online Entertainment's community celebration last Friday, January 31. The Year of EverQuest has kicked off, celebrating EverQuest's 15th anniversary, EverQuest II's 10th anniversary, and the birth of EverQuest Next and EverQuest Next Landmark. Landmark launched into alpha testing for Explorer and Trailblazer level Founder's Packs that night and had its NDA drop the following day.

While we were at the event we captured some photos we think you will enjoy! Take a look!

General News
SOE Accepting G.I.R.L. Scholarship Applications

Sony Online Entertainment is now accepting applications for the 2014 G.I.R.L. scholarship! Check out the full press release after the jump.