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SOE Maintenance Notice: Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Gnobrin posteth:
Beginning at 4am PST/11am GMT on April 1, 2008 all game servers and community sites will be unavailable due to network maintenance. We expect this maintenance to take approximately 2 hours. We apologize for this interruption and will resume all game servers and community sites as soon as the maintenance is completed.

(...and no, this isn't an April Fools Day prank, this is a real maintenance. ~Gnobrin)
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april fool joke?
# Apr 01 2008 at 8:45 AM Rating: Decent
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** Highlights ***

EverQuest is pleased to announce the introduction of a new service that will allow you to permanently change the gender or race of your characters. This is something that has been requested by players since the inception of the game, but has only recently become possible due to changes that have been made in how characters are stored.

In order to make the use of this feature as simple as possible and to allow you to request this service without leaving the game, we have added NPCs to every static (non-instanced) zone in the game that listen for the key phrase “I want to be a <race/gender>”. All you have to do is shout your request to the zone and when the NPC hears the key phrase, they will add your request to the processing queue. The NPCs do not currently have a way to respond to requests via the shout command, so you won’t get a response to your request. This is something we plan to add to the system later, but we didn’t want to hold up the release of this service.

For example, if you have a female character and want to request a change to a male character, you would issue the following command:

“/shout I want to be a man” (note: “I want to be a boy” and “I want to be a male” will also work)

The service can take compound requests which include a change to both your race and gender. If you wanted to change your character into a female iksar, for instance, you would issue the following command:

“/shout I want to be a female iksar”

Because we are anticipating a large amount of interest in this feature and wish to prevent possible performance problems that might occur, the servers are being limited to processing only a certain number of requests at a time and each character will only be allowed to change one time. Once your character has been changed, subsequent requests will be ignored. During heavy request times, it may take up to 24 hours before your request is processed. If your request hasn’t been processed within 24 hours, please reissue the command, ensure you are in a static, non-instanced, zone, and make sure that you have spelled the name of the race/gender properly when you do so.

Important Note: Once the service has been requested, it cannot be altered and the change to your character is permanent. GMs are not able to assist with reversals, so please be absolutely sure about your decision before requesting the change. Changes to your race may alter your faction standings, so please be careful when exploring the world right after a race change.

Enjoy,


- The EverQuest Team

Not an April Fools Joke?
# Apr 01 2008 at 4:42 AM Rating: Decent
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I think the April Fools gag is that they said it was only going to be 2 hours before servers are up. That was just changed to 5 hrs when running the patcher this morning.
Not an April Fools Joke?
# Apr 01 2008 at 4:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Well that blows. I expected the servers to be up in about 5 min from now. Now it'll be another 3 hours.
huh?
# Apr 01 2008 at 4:01 AM Rating: Decent
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they made people stick firgues before?
Aye, the Freakin Stick Toons again.
# Mar 31 2008 at 6:22 PM Rating: Decent
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Couldn't stand them before and couldn't wait to be rid of them. Didn't think they were funny in the least amount either.
stick toons
# Mar 28 2008 at 11:59 AM Rating: Decent
to make everyone stick toons!!!
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