EverQuest II
Downtime - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Both US and EU servers will come down on October 28, 2014 at 7am PT (2pm BST) for an update. Expected downtime for both sets of servers is two hours. Here is the patch note:


GENERAL
Beta mounts should no longer spam a failure when zoning if you are below level 95.

EverQuest II
Altar of Malice: CE Mount Gets an Upgrade

Still not sure which version of Altar of Malice you want to buy? Just announced tonight, the Collector's Edition "Striped Savage Pterodon" mount will give a host of benefits starting at level 95:

  • +20% Crit Bonus
  • +20% Potency
  • +115 Crit Chance
  • +3000 Power
  • +10,000 Max Health
  • +3000 vs arcane, noxious and elemental damage

Check out all of the expansion pricing details and bonus items here.

EverQuest II
EverQuest II: Altar of Malice Preview

Altar of Malice marks the 11th expansion for EverQuest II. First announced at SOE Live 2014, the expansion will add two new overland zones as well as several new Advanced Solo, Heroic and Raid dungeons. The level cap will increase from 95 to 100 for adventuring, tradeskill and guild levels, and both tradeskillers and adventurers alike can enjoy a variety of new quests and collections.

Purchasing the expansion will include last year's Tears of Veeshan content. Chains of Eternity and prior expansions will be set as free for everyone, excluding the Age of Discovery feature pack, which will continue to be sold on the Marketplace.

We recently joined Senior Producer Holly "Windstalker" Longdale and Creative Director Akil "Lyndro" Hooper for a preview of some of the zones we'll get to visit in Altar of Malice, as well as some extra tidbits of info about the expansion.

EverQuest II
Downtime - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

US servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at approximately 7:00AM PDT, with an estimated downtime of one hour.  EU servers will be brought offline at approximately 5:00AM London Time on October 22. Estimated downtime is 2 hours.

IMPORTANT NOTE: SOE has also announced a two hour downtime for all their systems starting at 5:00am PDT on the same day. Patch notes are available after the jump.

General News
SOE Maintenance Notice: October 21, 2014

Sony Online Entertainment has announced a two hour maintenance for all their games starting at 5:00 AM PDT on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. This is expected to last two hours and will impact these SOE services:

  • Players may 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 conversion tool to help you plan.

EverQuest II
Altar of Malice Expansion Goodies

SOE has announced the pricing and goodies included in the Altar of Malice expansion. An important point of interest: unlike previous expansions, this one cannot be pre-ordered. That means that the Collector's Edition will not have a discounted price at any point. As mentioned at SOE Live, Altar of Malice will include the Tears of Veeshan expansion, while Chains of Eternity will become free (Age of Discovery will remain as separate items in the Marketplace).

Full details below!

EverQuest II
Moonlight Enchantments Start Tonight!

The monthly live event Moonlight Enchantments starts tonight! The grottos will open on the 20th at 12:01am PDT and close on the 21st at 11:59pm PDT. The time applies directly with no conversion to all servers. Check out our Moonlight Enchantments guide and peek at the rewards!

EverQuest II
Downtime - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Both US and EU servers will come down on October 14, 2014 at 7am PT (3pm BST) for an update. Expected downtime for US servers is one hour; downtime for EU is two hours.

The patch notes are below.

EverQuest II
Nights of the Dead Returns!

Nights of the Dead, the annual EverQuest II celebration of all things spooky, is slated to start October 9th on live servers. Your faithful ZAM staff have been risking their lives on Test to bring you dire warnings!

This year brings back all your favorites, from the Haunted Mansion to the Hedge Hollow. New this time around is a quest from Setri Lur'eth in Nektulos Forest, two achievements, and pumpkin bombs with prizes inside! See if you can get all the new collections and earn the right to be titled "The Pumpkin King!"

Should you need a hand to hold in the dark (or just want to know where gumdrops drop), ZAM's got it all. Start with our Nights Of the Dead Guide, and keep track of all your alts with our popular Nights of the Dead Quest Tracker!

EverQuest II
EverQuest II: Unscheduled Downtime

EverQuest II has announced an unscheduled downtime this evening:

We'll be bringing US servers offline shortly to resolve some outstanding issues. The servers are estimated to be unavailable for approximately one hour

Holly Longdate, EQII Senior Producer, has been giving updates via Twitter. The latest said:

Servers are coming down shortly (within 20min). Downtime broadcasts are in-game also. Should be down for about an hour.

You can check EQ2 Server Status here.