General News
Epilogue: A Tale of One Writer

This editorial is non-game specific and solely based on insights and opinions from its author.

One comment I receive a lot when I explain my job to others is "That's awesome! How do I get into doing that?!" There is no perfect answer to this query, and despite how awesome working in this industry sounds and really is, it's hard work and not quite as glamorous as you may be envisioning in your head.

EverQuest II
The City Festival Starts Tonight!

October is on the horizon and with it the Qeynos City Festival returns to Norrath! The festival begins on October 1st at 12:01am PT and runs until October 7th at 11:59pm PT. It can be found near the bridge to North Qeynos in Antonica. Visit the Far Seas caravan merchants to see all of the local specialities and other festival goods.

An Aether Race will also be available in Antonica during the festival. Participate and achieve a time of 134 seconds or less to earn the Bridge Buzzer prefix title! Begin the race by speaking to the referee near the Coldwind Point Lighthouse.

EverQuest II
Downtime - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

US servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 7am PT for an update. Expected downtime is two hours. EU servers will come down at 9pm PT (5am London Time on September 30th) for their update. Estimated downtime is one hour. Here are the patch notes:

Precipice of Power [Raid]

  • Daerial's Underfoot Portal will now be passed on to a new player once the previous one is rendered inert instead of despawning.
  • Cazic-Thule's Touch of Fear spell has had its range lowered to his island only.


  • An Eye for Power - Frosthorn minotaurs have returned to the Jagged Plains in Everfrost, despite the Sundered Ground nearby.


  • Server no longer requires a Membership.

EverQuest II
Downtime - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

US servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 7am PT for an update. EU servers will come down at 9pm PT (5am London Time on September 23rd) for their update. Estimated downtime for both sets of servers is approximately one hour. Here is the patch note:


  • Fixed an issue where killing players on your recent kill list was not being processed correctly.

Holly Longdale Teases EQ & EQ2 Daily Bonuses

On Saturday, Executive Producer Holly "Windstalker" Longdale tweeted that, starting next week, both EverQuest and EverQuest II players can expect "some kind of bonus" every day until the games' expansions launch. She also followed up on a couple of player questions regarding these bonuses:

@EQKelvani: "TLE excluded I presume?"
@TheWindstalker: "In most cases. We will look at doing sales and stuff."

@EQ2Wire: "[until] Launch (Nov 10/17ish) or Preorder (Oct 1st)?"
@TheWindstalker: "Until launch, not sometime after October."

EverQuest II
Moonlight Enchantments Start Tonight!

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!

EverQuest II
Bonus XP Week For All-Access Members

Yesterday, Daybreak kicked off a bonus experience week (yes, week!) for EverQuest II All Access members. The bonus applies to Adventuring, Alternate Advancement, and Tradeskill experience, but is not available on the TLE servers.

What if we told you that we're offering DOUBLE EXPERIENCE to our All-Access members for a whole week?

The double experience bonus for Adventure, Tradeskill and AA XP will turn on at noon PDT on Friday, September 18, 2015 and will last a full week! This means you have until noon PDT on Friday, September 25, 2015 to fill up those XP bars!

The Double XP bonuses will be available for All Access members on all traditional servers. While the bonus will not be available on Stormhold and Deathtoll, there are still exciting adventures awaiting All Access members on those special servers. Remember, you must be a member to access Time-Locked Expansion servers.

EverQuest II
Daybreak General Maintenance: September 17, 2015

Daybreak will perform a general maintenance beginning at 6am PDT on Thursday, September 17, 2015. The current estimated downtime for this maintenance is two to four hours, depending on the service.

This maintenance may impact the following Daybreak services across all games:

  • Game logins for all Daybreak games
  • Forum & Web logins for all Daybreak games
  • Commerce and account management for all Daybreak games

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a game-specific maintenance. There will be no update or patch notes.

Thank you for your patience as we complete this maintenance.

~The Team at Daybreak

EverQuest II is also having a one hour update during the maintenance, at 7am PT. Here are the patch notes:

Chest of Wondrous Booty will now display the correct items that it rewards.

Rum Cellar and Fabled Echoes of Faydwer missions have been added to the Mission Timer Window.

General News
EverQuest & EverQuest II Expansion Teasers


Executive Producer Holly Longdale popped onto both the EverQuest and EverQuest II forums yesterday to post a teaser announcement of the upcoming official announcement for both game's expansions. EQ players will be getting 15 new raid zones, new and updated zones for level 105, and two new level agnostic zones: the original versions of Plane of Fear and Plane of Hate. Expect new AAs, spells, Heroic Adventures and more. EQ2 players will receive a new overlands zone, x2 and x4 raids, as well as Advanced Solo and Heroic dungeons. The deity system revamp is coming and a couple of new item types will be introduced. Neither game teaser mentioned any level cap increases.

Continue reading after the jump to see Holly's entire posts!

EverQuest II
Patch Notes - Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Here are the patch notes for Tuesday, September 8, 2015:


  • Added guild leader voting commands for leaderless guilds:
  • If you are a guild Officer, you may now use the command /initiate_guild_leader_vote to initiate the guild leader voting process if your guild does not currently have an active guild leader (no leader has not logged in within 60 days).
  • Anytime during the voting process, if a leader logs in they can cancel the voting process using the command /cancel_guild_leader_vote.

SilentCity: Delving Dead

  • The door should once again allow entrance on non-TLE servers.

Precipice of Power [Raid]

  • Corrected issues that caused some cruxes to be taken without spawning the avatar.
  • A new Avatar will begin to make an appearance within the Precipice of Power! Brell Serilis will now spawn as a normal contested encounter! He will not require cruxes and will have a respawn timer once killed.