Chat With EQ2Wire and ZAM During the Age of Discovery Rollout

Written by Feldon on . Posted in Expansion News

If you’re getting an error message saying that you need to setup a subscription, please do not be alarmed! We have not fully finished our maintenance yet. We will let you know when this is complete. Thank you! -Isulith

We have an update on the server status: we are unlikely to launch until 8:00 PM PST or later. We are terribly sorry that this maintenance has taken so long and we greatly appreciate your continued patience!  - Isulith

While EQ2 servers are down or being merged, join us in Zam’s chatroom. Click one of the buttons below to chat with us during the downtime. There’s always someone in the chatroom during US or EU-friendly times.

mirc For instructions on how to connect to the chat using mIRC, Trillian, or other chat client, check out the detailed instructions at EQ2 ZAM. java If you are not able to run chat software at work, or you just want to jump into the chat through your web browser, you can chat here using the Java applet.

Dethdlr here. No news to report but if you’re looking for something to do during the downtime, check out the web series Journey Quest. Watch all seven episodes for free. Pretty funny stuff.

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Comments (33)

  • Anaogi

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    99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall, or The Banana Boat Song? I could go with either on this one…

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  • Vishus

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    You’re best off with Henry VIII.

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  • Demerzel

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    Java app is broken for firefox. No workie.

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  • silentshaman

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    this is a joke really i cant believe i paid ten dollars tojoin up with crap az owner operators who cant get it right even with sony baking them and all the comments about leaving the game make me wanna go elsewhereto

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  • MorbidPathogen

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    Problem is yeah.. thats a great letter and all but the truth is they are requirinf we pay for AOD that is paying for the expansion whatever and that my freind is NOT free… So No EQ is not Really truly free.. ITS A LIE

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  • Robert

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    cannot connect to the chat..says startup error somethin somethin somethin…

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  • Karl

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    May we have to read Tolstoi´s War and Peace and we finished Servers should be up *gg

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  • Froak

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    you can access the marketplace from the char select screen and right now its looking like DoV is 1500SC now, a small positive.

    on a side note the old station launcher wasnt replaced by the new launcher for me but rather, when i click play for eq2 it launches the new launcher – which then launches the game lol. not a huge setback but i was hoping that it wouldnt completely replace the old launcher as i liked its layout as well as some of the features like displaying how long each game had left for subscription.

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  • Ferras

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    Well after all of the talk about making sure that none of your bought character slots will be lost – it appears that I am over the number of characters on my account by exactly the number of slots I’ve bought – according to the LOCKED status of the Butcherblock server. So, here’s hoping that once the server comes it will not have actually have lost any of my characters. But if it does … .

    Oh Froak … there should be a new Icon on your desktop for the new launcher – looks just like the old one, well it did for me, and using that will start the new launcher directly.

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  • Morbidpathogen

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    WOW still down unbelievable … I am not impressed this is soooo freakin rediculous — ANGRY FACE–

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  • Kwill

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    Here’s what Brasse had to say, in her most recent post:

    “If by update you mean we are sitting here watching and waiting while the forces of technology push hard toward an equitable conclusion for all? We are. We do not yet have a reliable ETA, I am sorry to say. We DO see progress.”

    Things happen, of course, but I think the whole character slot issue blew up the entire bank of servers. They have no idea who has what right now. Please prove me wrong.

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  • Anaogi

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    …72 bottles of beeeeeeeer, take one down, pass it around…

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  • minibang

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    nice way to keep us updated SOE. they probly f something up rly bad and dont wanna admit to any thing wich i can understand they image alrdy shifty
    but for it to be 5hrs late alrdy must be something rly bad.

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  • Dethdlr

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    Just updated the post with a link to Journey Quest. Something to do while the servers are down. :)

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  • Me

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    @Dethdlr Awesome

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  • beat87

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    According to FB and Twitter: “Update: we are unlikely to launch until 8:00 PM PST or later. We are terribly sorry that this maintenance has taken so long. [Isulith]“

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  • skippydippy

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    I think banana hammocks should be compulsory on patch days like these

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  • NoxCruor

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    From their facebook:

    EverQuest 2
    We have an update on the server status: we are unlikely to launch until 8:00 PM PST or later. We are terribly sorry that this maintenance has taken so long and we greatly appreciate your continued patience! [Isulith]

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  • Arcturys

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    “We have an update on the server status: we are unlikely to launch until 8:00 PM PST or later. We are terribly sorry that this maintenance has taken so long and we greatly appreciate your continued patience!”

    Well… duh? I could also say “duh” to the people surprised the game is still down too, but I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you haven’t been a customer of SOE for very long. This is typical for them. I don’t know what all SJ and his team are responsible for, but I’m pretty sure some suits above him are the ones that wanted this all done at the same time (that’s what you get when you let bean counters run companies).

    As usual, they put too much on their collective plate and now are having trouble finishing it all. ServER merges, servICE merges, forum merges, launching a new website, installing a new expan-… er, adventure pack. That all adds up to – piss poor planning. You don’t throw all that stuff up at the same time. Every item on that list has it’s own bag full of associated problems and headaches.

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  • Dethdlr

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    Updated. Thanks!

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  • Kwill

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    I am going to name my next character Superfluous for sure!

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  • Aethn

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    Que up the incoming several days of dbl exp, bonus SC, and the “We are sorry we took so long” Mea Culpa Tour !!

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  • Dethdlr

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    New update posted.

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  • Rumblecrush

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    A long day of waiting before a long adventure. We have all done it before fellow EQ Junkies. Soon my friends… Maybe we will get an extra few days of double XP or something. GL SOE we all believe in you.

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  • Derek

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    This is taking so long, I contemplated making my own game.

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  • Necromancer

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    Servers will be down until tomorrow.

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  • Talena

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    Hey Aethn…I would be more than happy with a couple days of double XP and bonus SC :) I would honestly be surprised if anything account or SC related happened though due to the fact the account/billing system is liable to be screwed up for a long time. I could see the some double xp potions, etc going out though.

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  • Rumblecrush

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    How do you know Necromancer? Also Tomorrow your time?

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  • Rhiven

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    Latest from facebook:

    “Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends and Trolls…
    We have just evaluated the status of the current update and have come to the conclusion that we can either unlock servers and risk broken content, or ensure that we provide the best experience possible and delay the update to tomorrow morning.

    We have to do it RIGHT. For all of you and for all of us.
    So please, bear with us, relax overnight, and let us sortie into the new day together. Community will be in office at 7:00am PST and will immediately review status and give you all an update. We are aiming for morning and working as hard as we possibly can.

    Yer faithful Dwarf,
    Brasse”

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  • noluk

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    DoV is priced at 1999sc on MP as of 9:30pm est

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  • Kwill

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    Yes, Brasse announced that they would not be up until the morning, and even then there’s nothing firm. Apparently they sent some of the staff home.

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  • Kosovos

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    Another fail launch, whee.

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  • Lodey

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    So sad… and not the least bit unexpected. What a mess.

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