EverQuest II
Frostfell Fun Awaits!

Norrathians, you have been very good this year, and Santa Glug has noticed. So, he’s packed in his sleigh more Frostfell fun to bring to you! Beginning Tuesday, December 6, 2016, the trees and lights and decorations will line the streets of your favorite cities, and those magical wardrobes will appear ready to take you to the Frostfell Wonderland Village.

 

In addition to all the returning favorites that come this time of year, here’s what is NEW in 2016!

 

NEW QUEST: LITTLE LOST GOBLIN

 

From the portal in the Frostfell Wonderland Village, head to the Frostfell Workshop Zone and seek out Meg Gingersnap. Meg has discovered that a new goblin from Kunark was taken in by the Gigglegibbers as a new Frostfell trainee, but he’s gotten lost on his first delivery run! It’ll be up to you to track him down and see what’s happened.

 

NEW GIFTS, CRAFTABLES, AND REWARDS

 

It wouldn’t be Frostfell without shiny new items to gather, make, or share! Santa Glug has 15 tradable gifts - 7 new this year! - in his pack to give to everyone who asks him once per day. Will you be gifted with a snowglobe or a new scarf? If you’ve been good, seek out Santa Glug and see!

 

Gerbi Frostfoot has a number of holiday items to purchase, including six new items and 28 new armor pieces! And Tradeskillers can buy three new recipe books: Frostfell Outfits You Can Make IX, Frostfell Feasts and Decorative Crafts IX, and Scholarly Pursuits for a Festive Frostfell IX.

 

TLE SERVER: STORMHOLD

 

Good news, residents of Stormhold – you’ll get most of the Frostfell quests, collections, and more! There are a few quests* from the full event that will be unavailable to you, but you’ll still have a delightful dose of seasonal celebrations to be had!

 

The Frostfell festivities will be available through January 5, 2017.

 

*The following quests are unavailable on Stormhold: Little Lost Goblin, Deepice Dreams, Special Delivery, O Frostfell Tree, Tis the Season, and Gift Giving.

 

EverQuest II
Update Notes: Tuesday December 6, 2016

All EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 7:00AM PDT* for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately three hours.


Update notes for this downtime can be found in the Game Update Notes forum once they're available.



ASCENSION EXPERIENCE

  • The method for gaining available ascension experience has changed! Based on feedback, you now gain available ascension experience similar to how vitality is gained, about 20,000 per hour online or offline. Additionally, you can acquire items that further increase that amount instantly, up to a maximum of 7,000,000. Members get a 20% bonus to all guided ascension experience earned, the guild buff for level 200+ guilds grants a 10% bonus and you get a 100% bonus for each ascension class of level 10.
  • Guided Ascension scrolls now directly modify the amount of guided ascension experience the character has available.
  • All characters that have at least one level of ascension have been granted four Guided Ascension scrolls to address the loss of Guided Ascension experience some characters experienced with the spell buffs.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
General

  • Shady Swashbuckler is now offering Dread's Visage of Greenmist or Fear's Visage of Greenmist to those who have completed "Kunark Ascending: A Chosen Weapon" but have since lost the weapon.

Crypt of Dalnir: Baron's Workshop

  • The junction box lever should no longer get small characters stuck on it after being pulled.

Lost City of Torsis: The Spectral Market [Heroic]

  • Neh'Ashiir should now be heroic instead of epic X2. This only applies to the non-challenge version of the zone.

Lost City of Torsis: Reaver's Remnants [Heroic]

  • Ongnissim the Unseen has had his health reduced to more manageable levels.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT

  • Converge and Boon of the Damned no longer share the same spell slot, and can now both benefit the same target.
  • Swarthy Deception may now be cast on raid or group friends, and will stack with from multiple casters.
  • Enhance: Reinforcement will now improve duration as well as reuse speed.
  • Hateful Respite will now trigger its threat component instantly, and the threat component is applied over time.

TRADESKILLS

  • Twark Teleport Totem now takes you slightly behind Glibnox's platform rather than on top of it.
  • one of the possible spawn locations of chokidai droppings is no longer inaccessible.
  • Far Seas Harvest Technique will now grant a small bonus to rare harvest chance.
  • Characters without the Far Seas Harvest Technique ability will no longer be able to see shadeweave buds.
  • Far Seas Salvager now grants a chance to double salvage.

ITEMS

  • Guided Ascension scrolls may now be claimed every 22 hours from your Ascension Master.
  • Guided Ascension scrolls are now no-value.
  • Undead Monster Tome - Item is no longer Lore.
  • The Obulus Frontier Garden is now no-value.
  • Wands will no longer lie to you about needing to be 65535 meters away to fire.
  • Multiple items in Shard of Hate have been updated to offer better progression for tank classes.

QUESTS

  • A Mist Call - Advisor Vrizsril no longer acts on a loop, spawning and then running down the hall.
  • Find Sethis Kai - Sethis Kai should no longer find himself in the river below.
  • Shade of the First Brood - Herald of Ganak should no longer drop below his observing point above the Field of Bone.

CENSUS
Fixed a bug where characters who had wardrobe items would not export properly to census.

EverQuest
Frostfell is here!

It's that time of the year folks. If you haven't done any of the Frostfell content, here is your chance.

We went ahead and linked all of the quests below to our quest entires here on the site. Enjoy!

https://www.everquest.com/news/everquest-frostfell-event-2016

The candy canes. The snowflakes. The brilliantly wrapped boxes. It can only mean one thing… Frostfell has returned to Norrath! 

Frostfell is a month-long winter holiday celebration, which will begin on Saturday, December 3, 2016 and will last clear into the new year, wrapping up on Saturday, January 7, 2017. What sort of merriment awaits you this month? Let’s find out: 

Returning Quests 

The first phase of Frostfell begins on December 3 and lasts until 11:00PM PST on December 15, 2016. To begin your holiday questing fun, you’ll need to seek out the Frostfell Goblin to start “Upgrading Stockings.” After that, you’ll be able to continue through the following holiday-themed quests:

 

 

You’ll have to hurry, because at midnight (Pacific Time) on December 16, the second phase of Frostfell begins! The next batch of quests will be available until 11:00PM PST on December 30, 2016. Here’s what you’ll be doing in Phase 2:

 

 

Frostfell happens all over Norrath, so keep your eyes open for NPCs wherever your travels take you! The Frostfell celebrations will continue through January 7, 2017. 

Santug Claugg

It wouldn’t be Frostfell without Santug Claugg! This cheerful ogre shines up his red armor and hands out gifts to the good citizens of Norrath from December 24 through December 26, 2016. Don’t forget to log in and get your gifts!

 

Holiday Marketplace Items

Treat yourself to some holiday shopping in the Marketplace this year! There’s a wide selection of Frostfell-themed items available, but hurry! These items will only be around for a limited time!

 

Ring In The New Year 

Pizmip Nobbletod, Kilina Odenburg. and M.C. Tinkerton will be returning this year. Check back later for these NPCs as they start ringing in the New Year, with their events that begin in Norrath on December 26, 2016! 

In addition to all of the items and tasks that have been available before, this year brings new achievements for players who are in the holiday spirit. Are you interested in joining the fun? There’s not much time before the celebration begins, so be on the look-out for holiday NPCs coming soon to a zone near you. Which rewards are you most excited for this year? 

Santug Claugg has been watching, so it’s time to do some last-minute good deeds in hopes of making the Nice list!  Happy Frostfell Norrathians! 

EverQuest II
The City Festival Starts in New Halas

 

December is on the horizon and with it the New Halas Festival returns to Norrath! The festival begins on December 1st at 12:01am PT and runs until December 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.

EverQuest II
Update Notes: Thursday December 1, 2016

All EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 7:00AM PDT* for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately three hours.


Update notes for this downtime can be found in the Game Update Notes forum once they're available.



POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Obulus Frontier

  • The shadeweave bud will no longer lock to the first person that starts to harvest.

Lost City of Torsis: The Spectral Market [Heroic]

  • The Algae Fiend should no longer target pets with his curse.

Vaedenmoor: Realm of Despair [Raid]

  • Raenha, Sister of Remorse should no longer cause the zone to crash.
  • Raenha, Sister of Remorse will now reset her health triggers if the script is failed.

MERCENARIES
Fixed a rare case where gear would no longer load on a mercenary. Items in this state will be reimbursed to the character's overflow upon login.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
Corrected an issue with pets not benefiting from resolve class buffs.

ITEMS
Corrected an issue that caused wands to have a minimum range.

EverQuest II
Update Notes: Tuesday November 29, 2016

US EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 7:00AM PDT* for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately two hours.

The EU EverQuest II Server will be brought offline on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 9:00PM PDT* for an update (Approx. 5:00AM UTC November 30th). Estimated downtime is two hours.

Update notes for this downtime can be found in the Game Update Notes forum once they're available.

 



POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Lost City of Torsis: The Spectral Market [Heroic]

  • Adds in the Merchant Caniz encounter should respawn slightly slower.

Crypt of Dalnir: Baron's Workshop [Heroic and Solo]

  • Placing the Main Valve Lever and pulling it to open the slime grate will no longer cause smaller races to be stuck with a MAIN VALVE LEVER IN THEIR HEADS.

Kaesora: Xalgozian Stronghold

  • Colonel Gozier should no longer port you out of the world.

Lost City of Torsis: Ashiirian Court [Raid]

  • Lord Ghiosk will now be guarding the library once again.

PLAYER HOUSING
Only owners of the City of Mist Waterfront Estate may now change the water level in the home.

MERCENARIES
Increased the amount of resolve Mercenaries gain from equipped gear.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
Corrected an issue that prevented bleedthrough from affecting shared group wards.

ITEMS

  • Corrected the damage on the non-upgraded Curuvar'Renda effect.
  • Removed the incorrect status value description from the Mercenary: Claz'zakla unlock coin.
  • Corrected the issue that prevented the Fervor on Curuvar'Renda from applying.
  • Corrected the description on Warding Ebb and Acidic Blast poisons to reflect that they increase damage done to the target, not reduce.
  • Handcrafted items from Terrors of Thalumbra and Kunark Ascending are once again properly listed as Handcrafted.

QUESTS

  • Arcanna'se Spire: Repository of Secrets [Heroic and Solo]: Lost Knowledge will update for the entire group when returning books and scrolls.
  • Kunark Ascending: Seeking Reassurance - Quest journal now more clearly indicates the need to speak with others before Chosooth will reveal himself.
  • Ghosts and Gooblins - The Sarnak spirit (an Obulus remnant) now respawns for those needing to save Wreek.
  • Ghosts and Gooblins - The gooblin now respawns for those searching the Mutation Hall for Ghawg.
  • Eye in the Mist - A proper error message is now displayed when group member does not qualify for shared quest.
  • The public quest Long Live the Emperor may now only be started once every 30 minutes.
  • Lucky to be Alive - Quest completion text now accurately describes the undead in the upper levels of High Keep.
  • Lingering Forces of Ancient Deities - Collection name is now spelled correctly.

CENSUS

  • Fixed a bug where item stats were not properly applying to character exports.
  • Fixed a bug where some attributes on characters exported to census would not include buffs from spells.
  • Fixed a bug where resists would not be properly exported in some census exports.

EverQuest II
Black Friday Sales Come to Norrath

The Shady Swashbuckler brings some interesting deals to Norrath, and this weekend is no exception! From 12:00PM Pacific Time on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 to 12:00PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, you can get your hands on the following 50% Off deals in the Marketplace!

First, maybe you’d like to create a new character? The Beastlord and Channeler classes are both on sale, as are the Aerakyn and Freeblood races!

Once you’ve got your character created, you’ll want to make sure they’re properly outfitted. Pick up a Mount + Armor Bundle – both the Freeport Guardian and the Qeynos Protector are on sale.

You can also find a selection of nine Heritage Armor crates on sale.

So, whether you’re creating an alt or dressing your main in some stylish new gear, there’s a great deal waiting for you in the Marketplace! And those deals aren’t all – there are multiple deals, up to 50% off, scattered throughout the Marketplace, so seek out which prices the Shady Swashbuckler has slashed by getting in game now!

EverQuest II
Update Notes: Tuesday November 22, 2016

All servers will come down at 7:00 AM PT (3 PM UTC) for a brief update to address a few outstanding issues. Downtime is anticipated to be approximately 2 hours. Update notes can be located here.


POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Lost City of Torsis: Reaver's Remnants [All Versions]

  • You should no longer be able to kill the Spirit Flames in the Tzirathk encounter.

Kaesora: Tomb of the Venerated [Advanced Solo]

  • Icicle Storm no longer reduces potency.

Vaedenmoor: Realm of Despair [Raid]

  • Ambushing imps should now retreat when their master is defeated.

Crypt of Dalnir: Wizard's Den [Advanced Solo]

  • Goo Bomb's damage has been reduced and it no longer stifles mercenaries.

Time-Locked

  • The Shard of Hate, Veskar: The Invasion, and Runnyeye: The Gathering are now available on Stormhold.

HOUSE ZONES
City of Mist Waterfront Estate moat may no longer be raised or lowered by anyone but the house owner.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
Pact of the Cheetah now reduces the correct amount of damage.

ITEMS

  • Ascendent Fist of Vylardin will now proc the correct version of Curuvar'Renda.
  • The Essential Kunark Guide is no longer stack lore.
  • Ancient stone fragments will now grant status to guilds up to level 200.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented Noxious Rendings damage effect from affecting encounter targets.
  • Corrected the name on status trinkets dropped in Kunark Ascending zones.
  • Thalumbral Mitts no longer overwrite your chest appearance.
  • Fixed an issue where previous adornments were not returned if adorning an equipped item.
  • Shard of Hate, Runnyeye: The Gathering, Veksar: The Invasion: Updated item stats to ensure smooth item progression for players completing these zones at the intended level.

PUBLIC QUESTS

  • The Primordial Malice throughout Norrath have been called back by Lanys T'Vyl, and so Search and Destroy has run its course.
  • Venril Sathir's forces in Kylong Plains and Jarsath Wastes have been redirected, leaving the Crusaders of Greenmist to focus their efforts elsewhere, and so The Crusade is no longer ongoing.
  • Shade of the First Brood is once again active in Fens of Nathsar and will properly reward everyone who participates in bringing down Jaled Dar's Shade.

QUESTS

  • A Goblin Nightmare - All goblins, including the 10th, can now be rescued, and none will be stuck under rocks.
  • Littered Along the Pass - The sentimental artifacts render from a further distance.
  • Dying to Have You – Players continuing to search for Ghawg will now be provided a clue within the Church of Kly.
  • Obulus Opus - Globulus has been moved closer to water.
  • Geobotany - Vrassath saboteurs will no longer continue attacking you if you defeated enough of them to advance to the next part of the quest.

 

EverQuest
Win Everquest Empires of Kunark Collector's Ed.!

From the offical boards, Laylaih announced this PROMOTION:

 

We’re excited to be celebrating the launch of Empires of Kunark! To add to the festivities, we want to give YOU a chance to win some great prizes!

Here’s what you need to do:

From November 21 – November 28, make sure you’re following @everquest on Twitter. Tweet us your favorite screenshot of Kunark to @everquest using the hashtags #ReturnToKunark and #sweepstakes. Your screenshot of Kunark may be from previous content or the new expansion. You can also submit your favorite screenshot directly via Votigo here. You may tweet or submit one (1) Kunark screenshot per day for each of the eight (8) days of the Sweepstakes Period, for a total of eight (8) submissions.

Here’s what you could win:

GRAND PRIZE: An EverQuest-themed Prize Package which includes:

  • A Code for a Collector’s Edition of Empires of Kunark
  • An EverQuest/EverQuest II Coffee Mug
  • An EverQuest/EverQuest II Quest Journal
  • An EverQuest/EverQuest II Cookie Tin

Three (3) winners will be selected randomly from eligible entries as Grand Prize winners.

Head to Twitter and make sure you’re following @everquest, or start submitting your screenshots via Votigo!

The Sweepstakes is open to everyone eighteen (18) and over at the time of entry. For full official rules, please visit this site.

EverQuest II
Return to Kunark and WIN A Collector’s Edition!

We’re excited to be celebrating the launch of Kunark Ascending! To add to the festivities, we want to give YOU a chance to win some great prizes!

Here’s what you need to do:

From November 21 – November 28, make sure you’re following @everquestii on Twitter. Tweet us your favorite screenshot of Kunark to @everquestii using the hashtags #ReturnToKunark and #sweepstakes. Your screenshot of Kunark may be from previous content or the new expansion. You can also submit your favorite screenshot directly via Votigo here. You may tweet or submit one (1) Kunark screenshot per day for each of the eight (8) days of the Sweepstakes Period, for a total of eight (8) submissions.

Here’s what you could win:

GRAND PRIZE: An EverQuest II-themed Prize Package which includes:

  • A Code for a Collector’s Edition of Kunark Ascending
  • An EverQuest/EverQuest II Coffee Mug
  • An EverQuest/EverQuest II Quest Journal
  • An EverQuest/EverQuest II Cookie Tin

Three (3) winners will be selected randomly from eligible entries as Grand Prize winners.

Head to Twitter and make sure you’re following @everquestii, or start submitting your screenshots via Votigo!

The Sweepstakes is open to everyone eighteen (18) and over at the time of entry. For full official rules, please visit this site.