Vigilant House Items (Food, etc.) on Loyalty Vendor July 29th, Age’s End x2 Aug 5th

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Looks like Age’s End x2 raid, currently on Test and Beta, is being pushed back a bit. From Holly “Windstalker” Longdale‘s twitter:

 

Update Notes: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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From Bunji on the official forums

 

WEEKLY FEATURE

  • Lore and Legend: Awakened Aerakyn is now available.

HOUSE ACTORS

  • House Actors will now save changes made to their greeting distances between loading and reloading a house.

ITEMS

PVP and BATTLEGROUNDS

  • Ethereal and Artifact weapons may be obtained via victory daily missions in Battlegrounds.
  • Ethereal and Artifact weapons now grant PvP statistics.

Update Notes: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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From the EQ2 Forums:

All US EverQuest 2 Servers will come down on July 1st, 2014 at 7:00 AM Pacific Time for an update. The expected downtime is approximately two hours. EU servers will come down beginning at 9:00 PM PT (6:00 AM CET July 2nd, 2014) for the same update. Downtime is anticipated to be approximately two hours.

WEEKLY FEATURE

  • The city status merchants now have many new items for sale, including special house guests, as well as many upgraded adventuring items.
  • Consumables purchased from the status merchant are now stackable items.
  • Status merchants no longer require players to have a particular guild level or be in a guild to purchase their wares.

EverQuest II House Actors – Available Now!

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House Actors (placeable customizable NPCs for your house) were introduced yesterday, but now we have a trailer video highlighting this new feature.

From the EQ2 Forums:

You can now decorate your Norrathian homes with animated characters! Dress and animate your House Actors however you want! Add one or an army to your homes!

EQ2 Insider #2 Summary and Notes by Kinya

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Kinya, webmaster of the Polish multi-game fansite Babagra, has posted a summary and notes of the second EQ2 Insider webcast which was held last Wednesday.

What happen recently in EQ2:
- weekly updates;
- dreadscale maw – new raid;
- high keep contested;
- June promotion Gear Up, Level UP;
- heroic characters are on sale;
- discount on expansion if bought in June;
- new Loyalty items added to MarketPlace.

Team is focused mostly on the things which are coming to EQ2:
- fabled Deathtoll (around 20 July);
- big unnamed event in July;
- new challenge duo coming in August;
- lore and legends for Aerakyns (June/ July).

Ethereals and Artifacts - current items will be available until mid of July then comes another set of items: weapons.
Not all the Artifacts were discovered so far on all servers. There is around only 15 of them in game currently (11 servers x 4 artifacts = 44)

June Dev Picks (from 10:30): Magic Kingdom by Sairalindie on Antonia Bayle and Meta’s Enchanted Island Tours by Metamarra on Butcherblock.

Collectors edition ToV winners (selected from ppl watching stream): Psycha, Ladylove4, DonRipper

Player Studio: Help Wanted Testing International Tax Registration

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From the EQ2 Forums:

Attention Potential Player Studio Creators!

Special testing help is needed from residents of Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

Since a big part of Player Studio is earning royalties, and since you can’t make money without taxation, we built this system to help get folks set up with their tax paperwork. Tax registration is necessary before you can list items for sale and earn royalties.

This feature costs SOE money each time someone uses it. SOE pays a partner to validate data as part of the feature. For this reason, the finished feature will include a one-time non-refundable fee of US$10 (or equivalent.) You should only need to go through this process one time. Address changes, for example, do not require a repeat of this process.

Completing this feature will make you eligible for activities that earn you real world money through our Player Studio program. Completing it during testing counts for this. This a not just a test; it’s a real registration.

To participate, please visit this page to start:
https://player-studio.soe.com/w9

Qualifications:

  • Resident of Canada, France, Germany, UK or US
  • Over the age of 13
  • You are not already a published Player Studio creator in another game with an IRS form W-8/W-9 on file with SOE.

HINTS & TIPS:

  • When you are given a registration code or a PIN number, please save it carefully. That’s valuable.
  • When entering a PIN or password via copy/paste, please double-check that no space character has been added to the end. An extra space character will break it. If your code is not being accepted, try pasting it into a word processor, viewing it in another font, and typing it by hand.
  • Approval is not instantaneous and there is a status page where you can return and view your approval status. It can be reached by visitinghttps://player-studio.soe.com/w9, clicking the yellow button, and logging into your Station Account. We don’t yet have estimates on how long this will take the average international registrant.
  • We have a known issue with entering middle names. You do have the option to enter the form without the middle name and it should generally reach full approval status.
  • If you have questions, you can email playerstudio@soe.sony.com and Syrah will attempt to help you although for legal reasons he is not allowed to give advice on how to fill out the form.

Year of EverQuest: May Franchise Video — Gear Up Promo, Dressable NPCs, Fabled Deathtoll x4 Raid

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From the EQ2 Forums:

Check out the latest video featuring the Producers from EverQuest, EverQuest II, and Landmark talking about what happened during May and what’s coming up over summer!

Here are the bullet points for EQ2:

  • The EQ2 team are looking forward to this year’s expansion which will increase the level cap to 100.
  • In June, we want you to Gear Up and Level Up your characters.
    • All Access gets 25% Bonus XP, 25% off Heroic Characters (insta-level 85), four times the amount of Etyma currency from Tears of Veeshan missions, and 15% off the Tears of Veeshan expansion.
    • Free-to-Play gets double the amount of Etyma currency and 15% off the Tears of Veeshan expansion.
  • Also in June, Dressable NPCs. These house-placeable NPCs will allow decorators to choose from a variety of races and dress these characters how you want to. You’ll also be able to choose from different animations.
  • Also this month, Fabled Deathtoll x4 Raid based off the Deathtoll zone in Kingdom of Sky. As we saw in today’s EQ2 Insider webcast, the new Deathtoll encounters have been retooled and some new animations have been created as well.

EQ2 Contest – Submit a Photo

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From Luperza on the Official Forums – a new contest sponsored by EverQuest 2.  As of the date of this post – there are only two entries.  It does appear you must have a Facebook account to enter.

Salutations Norrathians!

If you didn’t catch our first episode of EverQuest II Insider, you may have missed one of our announcements about future contests! Starting in May, we are doing a monthly contest. These may vary in theme, requirements, and rewards, so if you have any good ideas for future contest ideas, send them our way!

May’s contest is all about housing décor with a draconic theme! Head over to our sweepstakes and submit your photo! This contest ends May 27th, 2014 at 2PM PDT. Three winners will be chosen. Each winner will attain a bundle of up to five housing items of their choice (at the discretion of SOE) that’s worth $25.00 USD.

We can’t wait to see your photo submissions! Don’t forget to send us your ideas and tune into the next EverQuest II Insider on June 4th, 2014 at http://www.twitch.tv/ everquest2.

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EverQuest II Insider #1 on Twitch — Early Access to Quests/Zones, EQ2 Roadmap, What’s Coming Soon!

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On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at 2:00 PM PDT, EQ2′s new community manager Margaret “Luperza” Krohn (aka PurrfectStorm), hosted the first EverQuest II Insider livecast on Twitch. This 1 hour broadcast included EQ brand manager Adam Key, Holly “Windstalker” Longdale, Akil “Lyndro” Hooper, Chris GarlickGary Daugherty, and Nathan “Kaitheel” McCall.

Alas, a recording of the livecast was not preserved either by SOE or Twitch (due to a settings glitch), so this episode joins Doctor Who and other vital shows as missing presumed wiped.

That said, a few resourceful players who watched the Livecast were good enough to take notes and so we can paraphrase them below:

  • Holly and Akil talked about current topics including Bristlebane Day, as well as previewing some Player Studio items that will be coming soon, including a very nice looking yacht or fishing boat with oars and other gear. Luperza mentioned that Player Studio topics will be covered in their own livesteam.
  • We got to hear the ‘April Fool’s intro music’ (archived for posterity on Zam) and the new meatbeast vid was also shown (if you haven’t seen it then look here).
  • Holly talked a little about All-Access (subscription, Krono, or Prepaid cards)
    • All Access players will get access to new zones / heritage quests 1-2 weeks earlier than other players.
    • Those with new All Access account will have double xp weekends.
    • More All-Access exclusive items on the loyalty merchants.
  • The schedule for updates will be more public so that we can see how Smokejumper’s weekly/monthly update idea is working.
  • EverQuest II Roadmap/Blueprint — Upcoming plans for EQ2 with feedback from players.
  • Contested HighKeep Previewed
    • new skeleton models like crawling, one legged and some even use their head as weapon [IMG]
    • quests: drop quests, quests from items, daily missions for etyma (2 mission givers: 1 at entrance, 2nd at the entrance to picklaw part)
    • plunderable loot which you can place in your house
    • some items might be marked with our name (there is special achievement for marking all of them: Vandal title)
    • achievement for killing all nameds in the zone
    • hidden rare trophies in the trash – if you gather all you get Body Snatcher (?) title
    • new armor appearances
  • New High Keep Guild Hall
  • Player Studio will open up (later this year) to submissions from Germany, UK, France for players with an SOE Station account.
  • Developer picks for Housing Leaderboards – returning soon.
  • New Raid zone (ToV Wing 3) — Next Month
  • 10 More AA points (requires level 95)– next week.

Thanks to Sambril, Kinya of Babagra Polish EQ2 fansite, and Errrorr for their note-taking!

Update Notes: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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From the EQ2 Forums:

WEEKLY FEATURE

  • Bristlebane Day event starts on 3/28!

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Tears of Veeshan

  • Corrected an issue that was causing some spells to ignore wards.

Temple of Veeshan: Guardian’s Edifice

  • Klandicar and Zlandicar should no longer heal from non-player kills.
  • Zlandicar’s spell “Necrotic Evisceration” can now trigger reactive spells.
  • Klandicar’s spell “Cognitive Evisceration” can now trigger reactive spells.
  • Klandicar’s spell “Chaos Storm I” has been changed to “Chaos Bolt I” and can no longer be area effect blocked.
  • Klandicar’s spell “Chaos Bolt I” can now trigger reactive spells.
  • Merig, Harin, Gerid’s spell “Commanding Leadership” can now trigger reactive spells.
  • Pyrelord and Controller’s spell “Controlled Ignition” now properly applies.
  • Pyrelord and Controller’s spell “Controlled Ignition” can now trigger reactive spells.
  • Coalescence of Fire have had their health reduced and now cast a change target spell.

Moors of Ykesha

  • Players using the cannons to cross the gorge are no longer allowed to be mounted.

High Keep Guild Hall Spotted on Test

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Cyliena over at EQ2 ZAM has reported the appearance of a new Guild Hall type, based on the upper and lower parts of High Keep. This new Guild Hall choice is currently on Test, and was first noted by Kuulei. It’s unknown how the High Keep hall will be acquired/earned, or when it will become available. We’re still hoping for a Halas Tier 1 guild hall. Most smaller guilds only need a 5 room, and Halas has a beautiful exterior and great overall appearance.

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Update Notes: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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From the EQ2 Forums:

All EverQuest 2 Servers will come down on March 11th, 2014 at 7:00 AM Pacific Time for an update. The expected downtime is approximately two hour.

Time Zone Conversions

  • PDT: March 11 @ 7:00am ~ 9:00am
  • EDT: March 11 @ 10:00am ~ Noon
  • GMT: March 11 @ 14:00 ~ 16:00
  • CET: March 11 @ 15:00 ~ 17:00
  • AEST: March 12 @ 12:01am ~ 2:00am

From the EQ2 Forums:

WEEKLY FEATURE

  • Weapon Damage Bonus and Spell Weapon Damage Bonus are now displayed under the Autoattack category in the character sheet window.
  • Max Health % is now displayed in the tooltip for Health in the character window.
  • Physical Damage Reduction % is now displayed in the tooltip for Mitigation in the character window.
  • The Etyma Merchant Delvakin in Falinpol has several new consumables that may be purchased to assist you on your adventures.
  • Those that have completed the quest ‘Putting the Rage in Ragefire’ may now purchase upgrades to some crafted consumables from Delvakin in Falinpol area of Vesspyr Isle.

Brewday Returns to Norrath — Runs March 6th to March 17th

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From the EQ2 Forums:

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It’s Brewday once again in Norrath, and there’s nothing like the Dwarven celebration of Brell and beer to bring your spirits up! Adventurers across Norrath are invited to sample exotic brews, complete festive quests, and visit the mysterious Bar of Brell.

New for 2014:
Beer Tokens: Better than real money (because beer!), this special currency is a new quest reward option and can be used to purchase event-exclusive items.

Brewday Recipes: Take a break from drinking to craft some brand new Brewday items! Balin Copperfoot in the Bar of Brell has copies of “Brewday Accouterments to Craft V,” as well as previous editions.

New Quests: There’s some strange noises coming from below the Bar of Brell, and it’s not the band, the brawlers, or the boasting patrons. Speak with the bartender to learn more!

Brewday Bounty: Visit merchant Balin Copperfoot in the Bar of Brell for seven new Brewday items.

TWIN: Gold Subscriber Loyalty Items, Oakmyst Prestige House

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From Holly “Windstalker” Longdale on Twitter:

 

Update Notes: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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From the EQ2 Forums:

QUESTS

  • The Channeler Epic Quest is now available for all level 95 Channelers.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Vesspyr Isles

  • Zaszae’s Armor Exchange in the Falinpol area of Vesspyr Isles will allow you to convert any Cryptic, Arcane, or Potent armor that has not been upgraded with a gemstone into a Token specific to that tier and slot. Seven of these tokens can then be used to purchase a piece of armor from Zaszae.
  • Anex and Onerind Fe’Dhar in Vesspyr Isles no longer turn toward players hailing them.

Accursed Sanctum (Raid)

  • The tomes unlocked around the zone should be available again after the player using the ability leaves the zone.
  • The Legionnaires should more predictably cast their respective curses.
  • The legionnaire curses now persist through death.

Temple of Veeshan: Guardian’s Edifice

  • Kigara and Kelana should no longer summon players when they are able to chase them.
  • Derig’s adds have had their health reduced but also must now be killed in a timely manner.
  • Fireshots in the Grendish encounter have had their outgoing damage reduced and now hover closer to the ground.
  • Winter Juggernauts in the Grendish encounter must now be killed in a timely manner.
  • When Grendish is defeated the door to the second wing should be opened!

Gifts and Goblins: Frostfell returns to Norrath!

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From Erin Oakley on the EQ2 Forums:

The weather may be wintery, but the denizens of Norrath are full of holiday cheer! The annual celebration of Frostfell features gift giving, fabulous feasts, holiday crafts, and of course, Santa Glug and his helpers.

Interested in joining the fun? Travel to the Frostfell Wonderland Village by finding a magical wardrobe in Qeynos Province District, Freeport, Haven, Kelethin, Neriak, Gorowyn, or New Halas.

Frostfell will begin December 12, 2013, and run through January 9, 2014, so bundle up and join the fun!

Check Out all the new Frostfell Items @ EQ2Furniture

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What if someone could take a screenshot of every item that could be placed in a House, Guild Hall, or Dungeon, and then provide information about where that item is acquired, either from a Merchant, Recipe, or Quest.

Well you don’t need to wish any longer because such a site exists. Lera’s EQ2Furniture.com is a comprehensive catalogue of every house item in EQ2, with screenshots from multiple angles, as well as data on how to acquire each item. The vast majority of this information was hand-entered, so this has surely been a monumental undertaking.

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EQ2Traders: Frostfell 2013′s Snowy Facelift

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Frostfell this year has new quests, new crafts, and more things to do and acquire from the daily Gifts, Quests, and Crafting. Niami Denmother of EQ2Traders has once again covered them all in exquisite detail. First up is a revamped Frostfell Winterland Village (it’s no longer merely a clone of North Everfrost). Read her detailed article here:

<< Frostfell 2013: Snowy Facelift @ EQ2Traders >>

There is also a new Frostfell-themed Prestige House. Follow Niami as she goes on a detailed tour of this new arctic wonderland:

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<< Frostfell Dwelling Tour @ EQ2Traders >>

Finally, a much-requested feature of diehard crafters and lovers of all things Frostfell, permanent Frostfell Crafting Stations. If you want to discover these on your own, then don’t read the article below!!

<< Shiny Boxes All Do Hide @ EQ2Traders >>

EQ2 ZAM: Frostfell Returns to Norrath!

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From EQ2 ZAM:

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The season of giving and cheer has arrived! Frostfell will begin following the downtime on Thursday, December 12, and this year brings about a festive season of change.

This year Frostfell introduces one new quest, A Deepice Mystery, which explores the altered Frostfell Wonderland Village and must be completed before several older quests may be obtained. Many new craftables are available to tradeskillers this year, resulting in items such as Gingerbread Plushies and a Glacier building block set. Several returning quests have new reward choices or tokens added to them.

Players with extra “gifties” from the Gigglegibber Gifty Storehouse can exchange them for Frozen Tokens of E’ci on the Enchanted Lands dock. Santa Glug can be found with his bag of goodies inside the Frostfell Wonderland Village for players to receive their daily presents. Crafters can finally rejoice as they obtain the first ever Permanent Frostfell Crafting Stations!

ZAM is pleased to offer alt-a-holics an updated Frostfell Quest Tracker. Print it out and chart up to 15 of your characters’ progress. We also have an image gallery of the new zone which you can see by clicking on the image below. Happy Frostfell!

<< Jump to ZAM’s complete Frostfell Guides >>

On Test: Frostfell Brings New Zone, Recipes, Quests, and Achievements

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From the EQ2 Forums:

Frostfell is active on Test!

There’s plenty of Frostfell cheer throughout Norrath this season! Gigglegibbers and Frostfell elves are busy celebrating the holiday within the player cities, and encouraging everyone to visit the Frostfell Wonderland Village, accessed through the Magic Closets in Qeynos Province District, Freeport, Haven, Kelethin, Neriak, Gorowyn and New Halas. There you can assist Candice Cheriweth, Gardy Ex-Giftgiver, Mr. McScroogle, Queen Bunny, and Snarf Frostfoot with some holiday tasks, but only after you release them from their deep freeze! For those that have a talent for crafting, you can help Sogs Frostfoot, or gather presents to craft wondrous new Frostfell goodies for yourself. Don’t forget to log in each day and claim your extra-special Frostfell present from everyone’s favorite Frostfell Gigglegibber, Santa Glug!

Frostfell will hit live servers December 12th and end January 9, 2014 as per Kaitheel:

This event content is currently set to run 12/12/13 at 8am PST* through 01/09/14 at 7am PST* on the live servers.

Kaitheel also posted some interesting stats on Twitter:

 

EQ2Wire’s Tears of Veeshan Frequently Asked Questions

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Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions we are seeing about the new EverQuest II expansion Tears of Veeshan. This article will be updated as more details are found!

How do I get started in Tears of Veeshan?

The Tears of Veeshan expansion begins with the Tears of Veeshan: The Eternal Broodlands Signature quest, which you will receive an in-game mail about, and which you can pick up in either Qeynos or Freeport. Once on the quest, you will begin a path that takes you to the Vesspyr Isles.

How to travel directly to the new zones without doing the quest lines?

  • If you are in a guild hall, you may travel by Druid Ring to Vesspyr Isles. Player-summoned druid rings may or may not show Vesspyr Isles as a travel option. This has been reported as a bug. Tinkerers may also craft a [eq2u]Wormhole Generator: Obol Plains[/eq2u] and then fly to the druid ring there to travel to Vesspyr Isles.

Niami Denmother’s EQ2Traders Tears of Veeshan Guide

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Tears of Veeshan offers new Tradeskill quests, tradeskill collections, recipes, new tradeskill apprentice recipes, purple war runes you can craft, and Gemstones which can upgrade Advanced Solo and Heroic gear as well as many other new features. There’s also a great change to building blocks and a new pack pegasus.

From Niami Denmother of EQ2Traders:

There is quite a bit going on regarding crafting in the Tears of Veeshan expansion, and since one of the SOE Dev team, Caith, went to the trouble of putting together a master list for us for beta, I am taking that list and running with it.

Continue reading at EQ2Traders!

Update Notes: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 “Tears of Veeshan”

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Here are the Update Notes for the Tears of Veeshan expansion (ie Game Update 68) from the EQ2 Forums:


TEARS OF VEESHAN

After rediscovering Yelinak, now the steward of Vesspyr Isles alongside other fallen and familiar dragons, players learn of the time/space powers behind the Tear of Veeshan stolen by prismatic dragon Kerafyrm the Awakened. With Kerafyrm’s fearsome power looming over Norrath, players are called upon to shine light into the darkness brought on by the Awakened’s draconic army, and set the stage for a new Age to begin!

Features:

  • New class – Channeler!
  • New Dragon-themed AAs
  • AA limit increased to 340
  • New overland area, Vesspyr Isles – Adventure, amenities, quests, collections, and more!
  • Nine new dungeons
  • Two new raid zones
  • More Tradeskill and Tradeskill Apprentice Items
  • New PvP item tier
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