EverQuest II 2017 Ethereal Event July 11th-October 6th — Expert Zones Only

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Grouping, Itemization

From EverQuest2.com:

It’s summertime, which means warmer temperatures, picnics, and of course – Ethereals in EverQuest 2 have begun!

During these events, when you complete a mission in Kunark Ascending expert zones you’ll receive Sathirian Ethereal coins.  Each character can earn up to 3 of these coins per day (6 if you are a Member!) which may be exchanged for rewards with Lakathen, the Traveler in the Obulus Frontier.

In rare circumstances receive an Expert’s Ethereal Cloak or a choice between a class specific ethereal focus or universal ethereal rune.

Over the course of these events, there will be several periods where you will have the opportunity to earn even more Ethereal coins!

Schedule:

Wave 1:

  • Available July 11 – August 7

Double Rewards:

  • August 4 – August 7

Wave 2:

  • Available August 4 – September 4

Double Rewards:

  • September 1 – September 4

Wave 3:

  • Available September 1 – October 6

Triple Rewards:

  • All rewards will be available again for a limited time from September 29 – October 6!

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Comments (20)

  • Rebelde

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    Why they don’t give 15 or 20 totens per account and don’t force the ppl to do the same one time, two times, ten times… with different characters? Is not enough boring the game yet?

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    • zzzz's

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      The devs seem to forget that tanks won’t run a zone over and over if there is nothing in it for them once they get their coin. Tank shortage was a HUGE issue last summer…I suspect this summer will be no different….or maybe worse because the game direction has pretty much killed alts.

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      • Anaogi

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        Worse, it’s only the Expert zones. Anyone not up to those is locked out.

        The top end gets more, the rest get squat. Same old, same old.

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      • Griffonlady

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        Groups expect to be able to zip through a zone with a raid geared tank pulling whole rooms at a time. I quit playing my tank when that was the expectation. I might not be the only one. There’s also the need to know the zone like the back of your hand as a tank since you’re out front. If it’s your first time in a zone and you’re supposed to be leading everyone… A) good luck and b) have fun listening to the team bitch/insult you, assuming you don’t get booted while they LFG for the godly tank they were expecting. lol

        Yah, I know, Filthy casual… but casuals pay most of the bills. /shrug

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  • dfcnothing

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    Would be nice if we had a solo or heroic contested zone that the coins can be obtained. Requiring expert zones can be troublesome. What will happen is a few people will set up their groups and run them daily but tanks/healers will be short for the majority of the people.

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  • doug nelson

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    oh boy, another giveway to raiders, I’m so excited

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  • Greg Chambers

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    I’m a raider, and I’m here to tell you that even raiders are feeling the pain this XPAC! None of my alts is group worthy either. None have finished their second ascension, let alone getting the charm. None of them have their epic. My raid main still need the super familiar from the PG grindfest, his last PQ fragment to get his second epic spell up to ancient (3% more fervor 100% of the time! YUM!), and Now I’m grinding a Necro on the Fallengate server to earn him more rewards. My biggest problem is lack of time to do everything I need to do…for my raid main! The alt army is a foregone conclusion at this point.

    DBG needs to put more mechanisms in place for if you earn something on your main, you can buy a token to get it for an alt. Either that, or put less grinding in the game. Hardly anybody in this game likes to play just one toon, and almost all don’t have the time to do all of this grinding for alts, so they whither away into toons that never get played. This game has become a second job to me this XPAC! Only my desire to have the best Coercer I possibly can keeps me logging in at this point. That and the fact that nothing else has come out that I want to play.

    I’m hoping Pantheon will be worthy to play, and comes out soon. If so, I’m gone! Been playing since launch, but the grind this XPAc is unbearable!

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    • Greg Chambers

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      A big by product of everything going on in the game lately is the scarcity of people on to form expert/regular heroic groups! I’ve been duing or trioing experts with raid guildies lately cause we can’t fill groups. It’s really sad! We would rather bring a full group and crush the zone quickly, but we have to go much slower and struggle, most times W/O a tank, if we want to run the zones!

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      • doug nelson

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        I feel the other side of that, 275 res with all 3 PQ gear, Kunark/Thalumbra shield, and 2 ascension earrings, but look for an expert group and you get told you don’t have enough resolve. I just gave up.

        I can see giving experts runs 3 coins, heroics 2, and adv solos 1, or something like that, but locking not raiders out of ethereals all together just makes me want to join the exodus. Thank Karana TinkerFest is coming up.

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    • zzzzzzzz's

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      If the next xpac is another grind fest I’m out of here. Been playing since launch but simply can’t justify the endless grinding, time sinks and push to buy spell upgrades with real life money.

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      • dfcnothing

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        The log in daily to get your scrolls, and spend the exp to get your ascensions. It was a little much this time around if you wanted to stay relevant.

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  • Wurm

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    I would like to have the cloak for the Paladin rune (which I consider pretty good, but I’m happy with my TS cloak.

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  • EQ3orGoAway

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    More reasons why I should never come back to this game. :razz:

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    • Anaogi

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      I’d have snarked at that once, but at this rate I may be joining you…

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  • Lillya

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    Yeah.I logged in today and found out…that there is nothing that anyone will do to help me. I can’t run experts because I’m at 230 resolve self buffed. No one will run groups to help me get the better gear. There isn’t enough leaveway to allow 1 person to tag along that doesn’t meet the resolve difficulty. So nothing I can do and I won’t be getting any of these items, which makes me weep. So it’s a giveaway. I’m working on my faction requirements for my epic right now. And frustrated beyond belief.

    That being said, from watching LFG today tank shortage is the biggest issue it seems. Groups trying to form can’t since there aren’t enough tanks.

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    • Anaogi

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      Just like last time.

      They never learn, do they…

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      • Feldon

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  • Gary

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    My biggest issue with this is the absolute laziness and lack of originality on DBG’s part. The only thing new here is the cloak. So they made five versions of one item..and wiped their hands, and are done. The Runes are just rehashes of last years cloaks. Nothing original, save for some fervor on a few of them.

    No new Fabled zones. No new content. They are even using the old missions to reward the coins. They have done almost literally the bare minimum to code/prepare for this Ethereal event. This probably took one person at DBG an afternoon to code in.

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  • Feldon

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    Easy to see the lack of groups. Just look at the statistics of people who have completed the Expert Heroic zones. I know this does not include the 5-10% of characters that are opted out from Census…

    Number of characters that have completed these achievements worldwide:

    • Defeat Neh’Ashiir (Expert) within the Lost City of Torsis: Reaver’s Remnants – 204
    • Defeat the Dread Wraith (Expert) within the Lost City of Torsis: Reaver’s Remnants – 343
    • Defeat Tzirathk (Expert) within the Lost City of Torsis: Reaver’s Remnants - 349
    • Defeat A Spectral Beguiler (Expert) within the Lost City of Torsis: Reaver’s Remnants – 417
    • Defeat A Residual Slime (Expert) within the Lost City of Torsis: Reaver’s Remnants – 458
    • Defeat Ongnissim the Unseen (Expert) within the Lost City of Torsis: The Spectral Market - 481
    • Defeat the Algae Fiend (Expert) within the Lost City of Torsis: The Spectral Market - 481
    • Defeat the Torsis Champion (Expert) within the Lost City of Torsis: The Spectral Market - 490
    • Defeat Merchant Caniz (Expert) within the Lost City of Torsis: The Spectral Market - 534
    • Defeat Wraith of Jaxion (Expert) within the Lost City of Torsis: The Spectral Market - 547
    • Defeat Grand Master Glox (Expert) within the Ruins of Cabilis – 619
    • Defeat War Baron Eator (Expert) within the Ruins of Cabilis - 621
    • Defeat War Historian Kobl (Expert) within the Ruins of Cabilis - 621
    • Defeat Smithy Xzatik (Expert) within the Ruins of Cabilis - 624
    • Defeat Sentinel Goor (Expert) within the Ruins of Cabilis – 646
    • Defeat Haggle Baron Dalnir (Expert) within the Crypt of Dalnir: Baron’s Workshop – 819
    • Defeat The Enchanted Sword and Shield (Expert) within the Crypt of Dalnir: Baron’s Workshop - 847
    • Defeat The Frenzied Feeder (Expert) within the Crypt of Dalnir: Baron’s Workshop - 874
    • Defeat The Googantuan (Expert) within the Crypt of Dalnir: Baron’s Workshop - 963
    • Defeat Xerxes’Kade (Expert) within the Arcanna’se Spire: Repository of Secrets – 1,084
    • Defeat Naamah’Fah (Expert) within the Arcanna’se Spire: Repository of Secrets - 1,088
    • Defeat Iacopa’Lahah (Expert) within the Arcanna’se Spire: Repository of Secrets – 1,091
    • Defeat Tabor’Zaai (Expert) within the Arcanna’se Spire: Repository of Secrets - 1,095
    • Defeat Kael’Val (Expert) within the Arcanna’se Spire: Repository of Secrets – 1,179
    • Defeat The Kly (Expert) within the Crypt of Dalnir: Ritual Chamber – 1,060
    • Defeat Izzak Sira (Expert) within the Crypt of Dalnir: Ritual Chamber – 1,165
    • Defeat Rector Droz’Kzar (Expert) within the Crypt of Dalnir: Ritual Chamber - 1,290
    • Defeat Lachina, Defender of Magics (Expert) within the Arcanna’se Spire: Forgotten Sanctum - 1,635
    • Defeat Caelan’Gael, Keeper of Growth (Expert) within the Arcanna’se Spire: Forgotten Sanctum – 1,637
    • Defeat Sabellah’Xen Keeper of Fire (Expert) within the Arcanna’se Spire: Forgotten Sanctum - 1,641
    • Defeat Queshaun, Keeper of Pestilence (Expert) within the Arcanna’se Spire: Forgotten Sanctum - 1,655
    • Defeat Zaida’Rai, Keeper of Passions (Expert) within the Arcanna’se Spire: Forgotten Sanctum - 1,696
    • Defeat Over-General Vihgoh (Expert) within Kaesora: Xalgozian Stronghold - 2,095
    • Defeat General Janosz (Expert) within Kaesora: Xalgozian Stronghold – 2,130
    • Defeat Colonel Gozier (Expert) within Kaesora: Xalgozian Stronghold – 2,143
    • Defeat Major Eghonz (Expert) within Kaesora: Xalgozian Stronghold - 2,261
    • Defeat Captain Vhankmin (Expert) within Kaesora: Xalgozian Stronghold – 2,286

    Expert Event Heroics

    • Defeat Chatizad and Zannaska (Expert) within Kaesora: Tomb of the Venerated - 1,368
    • Defeat Chatizad (Expert) within Kaesora: Tomb of the Venerated - 1,389
    • Defeat Sorceress Gwen’vae (Expert) within the Arcanna’se Spire: Vessel of the Sorceress - 2,319
    • Defeat The Armor of Sul (Expert) within the Arcanna’se Spire: Vessel of the Sorceress – 2,402
    • Defeat The Crystallized Construct (Expert) within the Arcanna’se Spire: Vessel of the Sorceress - 2,404
    • Defeat The Gooblin King (Expert) within the Crypt of Dalnir: Wizard’s Den - 2,375
    • Defeat Nazkra (Expert) within the Crypt of Dalnir: Wizard’s Den - 2,494
    • Defeat the Rock Collector (Expert) within the Crypt of Dalnir: Wizard’s Den - 2,698
    • Defeat The Meld of Haze (Expert) within the Lost City of Torsis: The Shrouded Temple - 3,198
    • Defeat The Mist Reaver (Expert) within the Lost City of Torsis: The Shrouded Temple - 3,197
    • Defeat The Meld of Vapor (Expert) within the Lost City of Torsis: The Shrouded Temple - 3,233

    Oh and as for Challenge fights in Expert Heroics, you’re in a pretty exclusive club:

    • Defeat Neh’Ashiir (Expert) within the Lost City of Torsis: Reaver’s Remnants – 12
    • Defeat the Dread Wraith (Expert) within the Lost City of Torsis: Reaver’s Remnants – 84
    • Defeat Tzirathk (Expert) within the Lost City of Torsis: Reaver’s Remnants - 118
    • Defeat A Spectral Beguiler (Expert) within the Lost City of Torsis: Reaver’s Remnants - 210
    • Defeat A Residual Slime (Expert) within the Lost City of Torsis: Reaver’s Remnants - 410

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  • Deadlift

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    We just learned today that the ethereal coin timer is different from the mission timers. Really?

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