General News
SOE Black Friday Sale

Sony Online Entertainment has announced a one-day double Station Cash sale on Black Friday! This Friday, November 28th, when you buy Station Cash on the web, in-game, or with an SOE Game Card, the amount of Station Cash you get will be doubled! Double Station Cash will only awarded between 12:00am PT (U.S.) to 11:59:59pm PT, so don’t miss out!

Naturaly there will be in-game Marketplace deals on Cyber Monday, and special deals for All-Access Members that have yet to be announced. Stay tuned over the weekend for more information!

Fine Print: Cyber Monday deals and All Access member benefits apply only to SOE titles currently included in All Access. Promotion does not include Landmark, Dragon’s Prophet, or DC Universe Online (PSN Version).

EverQuest II
EverQuest II: Altar of Malice Launch Guides

The Altar of Malice expansion is here!

The Altar of Malice expansion is now available for F2P members to purchase! Here's some quick links to hop between specific sections:

General News
SOE: Unscheduled Maintenance

Sony Online Entertainment is undergoing an unannounced maintenance which is affecting forum logins and commerce across all platforms. Players already logged into forums will be unaffected. Game logins seem to be fine. We're told they are working to finish it as soon as possible, but it may take up to an hour.

9:57am Pacific:  Commerce is now unlocked for all games. Login issues are still being worked on.

10:25am Pacific: Maintenance has been completed and everyone should be able to log in now.

EverQuest II
Downtime - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

All US servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 7am PST. Estimated US downtime is one hour. EU servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 9pm PST (5:00AM London Time on 26 November). Estimated EU downtime is two hours.

Patch notes are available after the jump.

EverQuest II
Downtime - Thursday, November 20, 2014

Nope, you're not seeing things: it's another downtime announcement for EverQuest II. All US servers will be brought offline on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at approximately 7:00AM PST. Estimated US downtime is one hour. EU servers will be brought offline on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at approximately 9:00PM PST (or 5:00AM London Time on 21 November). Estimated EU downtime is two hours.

Patch notes are available after the jump.

EverQuest II
Moonlight Enchantments Start Tonight!

The monthly live event Moonlight Enchantments begins 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
Downtime - Wednesday, November 19, 2014

All US servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at approximately 7:00AM PST. Estimated US downtime is one hour. EU servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at approximately 9:00PM PST (5:00AM London Time on 20 November). Estimated EU downtime is two hours.

Here's the patch notes:


POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Altar of Malice
Experience for defeating NPCs in Altar of Malice Solo and Advanced Solo zones has been increased.

ITEMS
Expendable items can no longer be transmuted.
Refining common harvests can no longer return high quality slag.

EverQuest II
EverQuest II 10th Anniversary Livestream

Missed the November 14th EQ2 livestream? Catch up now by watching Holly "Windstalker" Longdale, Ry "Roshen" Schueller, and Carlos "Gninja" Mora as they show off the newest expansion, Altar of Malice, and play the new Aerakyn race. They also ran a special 10th anniversary in-game event on the Freeport server.

EverQuest II
Downtime - Tuesday, November 18, 2014

All US servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at approximately 7:00AM PST. Estimated US downtime is one hour. EU Eservers will be brought offline on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at approximately 9:00PM PST, or 5:00AM London Time (19 November). Estimated EU downtime is two hours.

Patch notes are available after the jump.

General News
Film Friday: Eight New Trailers


We're back post-BlizzCon madness and have eight more great videos to share this week. Strap in for a look back 10 years ago, an invasion in Times Square, the re-birth of a Kickstarter campaign and more!