Neriak City Festival Returns (March 1-7)

Written by Cyliena on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

city_festival_neriakIt’s time to stock up on blue marble – the Neriak City Festival returns to Darklight Wood from March 1-7! Spend City Tokens on local specialties, generic festival goods, appearance clothing, or food & drink. Make sure all your characters have finished the Neriak Postage Collection, speak to Kella Swampfoot to assist with festival quests, and achieve 89 seconds or less in the local Aether Race to earn the Fearless Flyer title.

WHEN: 12:01am PT on March 1st – 11:59pm PT on March 7th
WHERE: Darklight Wood, outside Neriak, /loc -554, -53, -74
QUESTS: Special Delivery, Special Order Crafting, Special Order Gathering
ACHIEVEMENTS: Delivery Ahoy, Harvesting Hoopla, Kella Caffeinated, Requisition Acclamation
MERCHANT ITEMS: EQ2 Traders | EQ2 Furniture

Update Notes: Tuesday February 28, 2017

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Game Updates & Maintenance

From the EQ2 Forums:

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Tower of Frozen Shadow [X2 Raid]

  • Tserrina should no longer be able to be killed, bypassing her exit script.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT

  • Primary and Swarm pets will now share 20% of the casters DPS stat, and 100% of the casters strikethrough.
  • Combos involving Telluric Rending and Terrestrial Coffin will now properly trigger.

QUESTS

  • Ornate metal lamps for the quest “Key to Curing the Spellpox” should be a bit easier to find.
  • Geobotany – Gathering 100 crystal dusts no longer spams updates. It now only updates the quest on the 100th crystal dust gathered.

PUBLIC QUESTS

  • Reduced hitpoints on Jaled Dar’s Shade, The Iksar Hero and The Omen Feeder.

TLE Vote: Unlock The Shadow Odyssey Mid-Expansion Content?

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, TLE/Prestige Servers

kurns_tower

EverQuest II’s fifth expansion The Shadow Odyssey unlocked on the Stormhold [Time-Locked Expansion] server on January 12th. Now, players are being asked whether they want to see TSO’s post-expansion content unlocked.

From the EQ2 Forums:

Now is the time to make your voice heard! Vote now on whether you would like to unlock Kurn’s Tower, Charasis, and 4 raid zones in The Shadow Odyssey expansion. This vote will remain open until next Friday so vote now!

Unscheduled Downtime Feb 24th @ 2:15pm PST

Written by Feldon on . Posted in Game Updates & Maintenance

After various server crashes last night on Halls of Fate, we now have an unscheduled downtime today for all EQ2 servers.

From the EQ2 Forums:

All US Servers will come down at 2 PM PT for a brief update to address a few outstanding issues. Downtime is anticipated to be less than 2 hours.

The EU server will come offline at 9 PM PT (5 AM UTC) for the same update. Downtime is anticipated to be less than 2 hours.

Update Notes: Thursday February 23, 2017

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Game Updates & Maintenance

From the EQ2 Forums:

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Obulus Frontier

  • Reduced the mitigation on solo encounters in Obulus Frontier.

The Lost City of Torsis: Ashiirian Court [Raid]

  • Lord Rak’Ashiir has been allowed to summon his adds more freely.

Ruins of Kaesora: Ancient Xalgozian Temple [Raid]

  • Xalgoz’s failure effect “Vampiric Lifeleach” will now heal for slightly more.

Love It or Leave It! 50% OFF Many Marketplace Items

Written by Feldon on . Posted in Daybreak Cash, EQ2

From the EQ2 Forums:

Don’t miss your chance to take up to 50% OFF classic Marketplace items, before they’re gone. Love it… or leave it… because all of the items that are part of this sale will go into the Norrathian Vault on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11:59PM PST.

Want to see what’s on sale? All items that are part of this sale can be found in the “Vault” category tab in the Marketplace.

Happy bargain hunting, Norrathians!

Moonlight Enchantments Return (20th-21st)

Written by Cyliena on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

Moonlight Enchantments Banner
The monthly Moonlight Enchantments event begins tonight! The grottos open up on the 20th at 12:01am PT and close on the 21st at 11:59pm PT. The time applies directly with no conversion for all servers.

Grotto Zone & Location Collection Quest(s)
Brownie Darklight Wood
/way 14, -32, -238
Tree Bark Festive Flowers
Strong Brew Root Beer
Zygomyd Nektulos Forest
/way -363, 0.42, -682
Mushroom Spores Earthly Tasks
Comforting Confections
Naiad Enchanted Lands
/way -278, 5, 18
Naiad Scales Naiad Aid
Dryad Antonica
/way -696, -4, 621
Dryad Leaves Pollution Problem
Fay Greater Faydark
/way -132, -44, -771
Flower Petals Seasonal Blooms
Blooming Good Tea

Achievement: Shinies Beneath the Moonlight
Merchant Items: See on EQ2 Furniture | EQ2 Traders Corner | EQ2 Design Gallery

Double Ascension Scrolls Until Sun, Feb 26

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2

From the EQ2 Forums:

Hail Norrathians,

Are you working to level up your Ascension classes? If so, you’re in luck because you’ll get TWO Ascension Scrolls every time you visit your Ascension trainer until Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 11:59PM PST.

ascension_examplepic

Not sure what an Ascension Class is? Check out the full write up on Ascension Classes here.

Not sure where Ascension Trainers are?

  • Chosooth, Thaumaturgist Master – Located in Crusaders’ Cave in Obulus Frontier
  • Miragul, Etherealist Master – Located in Nye’Caelona in Obulus Frontier
  • Najena, Elementalist Master – Located in Crusaders’ Cave in Obulus Frontier
  • Aranolh Tol’Ren, Terramancer Master – Located in Nye’Caelona in Obulus Frontier

How will YOU take best advantage of double Ascension Scrolls?

Update Notes: Tuesday February 14, 2017

Written by Feldon on . Posted in Game Updates & Maintenance, Grouping, Itemization, Raiding

US Servers: 7:00~9:00am PST | 10:00am~Noon EST | 15:00~17:00 GMT | 16:00~18:00 CET

EU Servers: 9:00~11:00pm PST | Midnight~2:00am EST | 05:00~07:00 GMT | 06:00~08:00 CET

From the EQ2 Forums:

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Arcanna’se Spire: Forgotten Sanctum [Heroic]

  • Sabellah’Xen, Keeper of Fire’s adds now despawn when he is defeated or when his encounter is reset.
  • Caelan’Gael, Keeper of Growth’s adds now despawn when he is defeated or when his encounter is reset.
  • Lachina, Defender of Magics’ adds now despawn when she is defeated or when his encounter is reset.

Kaesora: Xalgozian Stronghold [Heroic]

  • General Janosz’s adds now despawn when he is defeated or when his encounter is reset.

Day 6: Daybreak Login Issues Persist

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Game Updates & Maintenance

Not sure what else to say about the nearly week-long Login problems at this point, except that maybe @DaybreakGames shouldn’t tweet the suggestion that login problems are likely the fault of the customer’s computer or internet connection. This tweet rubbed more than a few people the wrong way:

Thursday afternoon as issues were resolved:

Love is in the Air – Erollisi Day Returns!

Written by Cyliena on . Posted in EQ2, Guide, Live Events

Erollisi Day
Love is in the air: Erollisi Day has returned! This year the event will begin at 12:01am PT on Thursday, February 9th and conclude 11:59pm PT on Tuesday, February 21st. There is one new quest, a new recipe scroll, several merchant items, and a new achievements to enjoy on top of all previous returning content. Check out EQ2 Traders Corner for DenMum’s pictures of this year’s holiday items. TLE servers can enjoy the entire event!


Guide Sections:

Too many alts? Get the Erollisi Day quest tracker! Print it out or copy it to your own Google Drive by going to the File menu and choosing “Make a copy…”.

Update Notes: Tuesday February 7, 2017

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Game Updates & Maintenance, Grouping, Itemization

US Servers: 7:00~9:00am PST | 10:00am~Noon EST | 15:00~17:00 GMT | 16:00~18:00 CET
EU Servers: 7:00~9:00am PST | 10:00am~Noon EST | 15:00~17:00 GMT | 16:00~18:00 CET
According to reports, EQ2 servers went down for several hours at least once last night, hours ahead of the scheduled maintenance:

Update Notes from the EQ2 Forums posted as of 8:00am PST:

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION

  • All raid encounters above tier 1 now have a base mitigation increased based off of expected mitigation debuff values.

Login / Launchpad Issues Affecting Daybreak Games, EverQuest II

Written by Feldon on . Posted in Game Updates & Maintenance

ethernet_cable_cut

Update Mon Feb 6th @ 4:00pm PST: According to a new tweet on @DaybreakGames, the login issues continue.

Update Mon Feb 6th @ 7:38am PST: Login problems continue for some Daybreak customers. Now, some players are reporting that their accounts, protected with Two-Factor Authentication that requires a code from a mobile phone or other device to login, are unable to login at all.

As players have been reporting in several threads:

and according to several twitter posts by Daybreak Games, the company is having issues with its Login Servers. This issue has been ongoing for at least two days, with some players having issues prior to that.

Update Notes: Thursday February 2, 2017

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Game Updates & Maintenance

From the EQ2 Forums.

 All Servers: 7:00~9:00am PST | 10:00am~Noon EST | 15:00~17:00 GMT | 16:00~18:00 CET

And

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT

  • Soulburn will now cooperate with Reaper.
  • Reduced the autoattack damage for Savage Allies.
  • Elemental Unity will now trigger when under an ascension buff.

ITEMS

  • Imbued Void Capsule now properly equips to the Charm slot.

QUESTS

  • Consolidation of Power – The Ethereal Catalyst will now drop 100% of the time if you are on the appropriate stage of the quest.

Kelethin City Festival Returns (February 1-7)

Written by Cyliena on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

city_festival_kelethin
Set your sights on Greater Faydark because the Kelethin City Festival returns from February 1-7! Spend City Tokens on local specialties, generic festival goods, and more. Make sure all your characters have finished the Kelethin Postage Collection, speak to Kella Swampfoot to assist with festival quests, and achieve 94 seconds or less in the local Aether Race to earn the Bixie Barnstormer title.

WHEN: 12:01am PT on February 1st – 11:59pm PT on February 7th
WHERE: Greater Faydark, Green Knoll, /way 536, 44, 53
QUESTS: Special Delivery, Special Order Crafting, Special Order Gathering
ACHIEVEMENTS: Delivery Ahoy, Harvesting Hoopla, Kella Caffeinated, Requisition Acclamation
MERCHANT ITEMS: EQ2 Traders | EQ2 Furniture

Update Notes: Tuesday January 31, 2017

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Game Updates & Maintenance, Grouping, Itemization

US Servers: 7:00~9:00am PST | 10:00am~Noon EST | 15:00~17:00 GMT | 16:00~18:00 CET
EU Servers: 9:00~11:00pm PST | Midnight~2:00am EST | 05:00~07:00 GMT | 06:00~08:00 CET

From the EQ2 Forums:

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Lost City of Torsis: Reaver’s Remnants[Challenge Heroic]

  • Neh’Ashiir has had her max health reduced.

Monolith Of Wrahzul

  • Reduced the control immunity on Fathad Zastim.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT

  • Spell Weapon Damage Bonus and Weapon Damage Bonus have been consolidated into one stat, Weapon Damage Bonus.
  • Corrected an issue with Glacial Freeze that would cause the targets to heal after returning to their natural level.
  • Pass Judgement will now correctly grant a Fervor component to Heretic’s Destruction instead of Fervor Overcap.
  • Targets of Oration of Sacrifice may now trigger Fierce Combat for the entire duration of the effect at a maximum of once per 1.5 seconds.
  • Unfetter will now correctly remove the stealth component to Hidden Assault.
  • Corrected an issue with Shadow Trickery’s fervor effect not applying correctly. Added the amount of fervor increased to the examine of Shadow Trickery.

Surprise Afternoon Update Notes: Thursday January 26, 2017 — 2-4pm PST, 5-7pm EST

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Game Updates & Maintenance, Grouping, Itemization

tom-baker-doctorwho

Update: EQ2 US servers are back online.

From the EQ2 Forums:

All US EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, January 26th, 2017 at 2:00PM PT (10 PM UTC) for an update. Estimated downtime could be up to 4 hours.

All EU servers will come offline at 9:00 PM PT (5 AM UTC January 27th) for this update. Downtime is anticipated to be approximately 2 hours.

From the EQ2 Forums:

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
General

  • Ikile Harmonia <Tradeskill Tutorial> and Ralika Mekkila <Crafting Trainer> in Kelethin should no longer fall to the forest floor.
  • Lama Mukhlisah in The Stonebrunt Highlands should no longer fall through the floor.
  • Proctor Talnisk <Representative of Dominus Rile> in Fens of Nathsar should no longer fall through the floor.
  • Monsters and Bosses in Kunark Ascending dungeons all now see stealth and invis.

ITEMS

  • Brought the [eq2u]Ring of Pursuing Sagas[/eq2u] and [eq2u]Band of Pursuing Sagas[/eq2u] into the correct item progression.
  • [eq2u]Gossamer Blade[/eq2u] and the [eq2u]Blade of the Naya’Patel[/eq2u] will now accept cyan adornments.
  • Corrected the stats and effect on Gossamer Blade.
  • Removed the 2 extra resolve and predicated effects that were added to the wrong tier of some raid armor.

QUESTS

  • Nonsense is Better Than no Sense at All – Certain elements of the coin quest now require the completion of specific quests to pick up the coins.
  • Awakening Bonds: …Is Whole Again – Corrected an issue that prevented the seeress from fully updating the quest for some players.

Plus whatever emergency glitch/exploit needed to be patched in such a hurry.

Update Notes: Tuesday January 24, 2017

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Game Updates & Maintenance, Grouping, Itemization, Raiding, TLE/Prestige Servers

US Servers: 7:00~9:00am PST | 10:00am~Noon EST | 15:00~17:00 GMT | 16:00~18:00 CET
EU Servers: 9:00~11:00pm PST | Midnight~2:00am EST | 05:00~07:00 GMT | 06:00~08:00 CET

From the EQ2 Forums:

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Vaedenmoor: Realm of Despair [Raid]

  • High end difficulty encounters have had their “Panic” mechanic made a bit more lenient toward the beginning of the encounter.
  • Vhaksiz the Shade has had his health adjusted.

Ruins of Kaesora: Ancient Xalgozian Temple [Raid]

  • Xalgoz has had his health adjusted.
  • Xalgoz’s Staff of Control should now correctly be able to be used on Xagloz but is still not a required item to defeat his encounter.
  • The Strathbone Runelord should no longer remain immune to damage at low health for an extended amount of time.

Moonlight Enchantments Return (20th-21st)

Written by Cyliena on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

Moonlight Enchantments Banner
The monthly Moonlight Enchantments event begins tonight! The grottos open up on the 20th at 12:01am PT and close on the 21st at 11:59pm PT. The time applies directly with no conversion for all servers.

Grotto Zone & Location Collection Quest(s)
Brownie Darklight Wood
/way 14, -32, -238
Tree Bark Festive Flowers
Strong Brew Root Beer
Zygomyd Nektulos Forest
/way -363, 0.42, -682
Mushroom Spores Earthly Tasks
Comforting Confections
Naiad Enchanted Lands
/way -278, 5, 18
Naiad Scales Naiad Aid
Dryad Antonica
/way -696, -4, 621
Dryad Leaves Pollution Problem
Fay Greater Faydark
/way -132, -44, -771
Flower Petals Seasonal Blooms
Blooming Good Tea

Achievement: Shinies Beneath the Moonlight
Merchant Items: See on EQ2 Furniture | EQ2 Traders Corner | EQ2 Design Gallery

Update Notes: Thursday January 19, 2017

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Game Updates & Maintenance, Itemization, TLE/Prestige Servers

Downtime notice from the EQ2 Forums:

All EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Thursday, January 19th, 2016 at 7:00AM PT (3 PM UTC) for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately two hours.

The EU EverQuest II Server will be brought offline on Thursday, January 19th, 2016 at 9:00PM PT for an update (Approx. 5:00 AM UTC January 20th). Estimated downtime is two hours.

UPDATE: Due to the occasional typo in past downtime announcements, we assumed that the notification above was a mistake and that US servers would come down at 7am PST while EU servers would come down at 9pm PST. We were wrong. All servers came down in the morning and no further update is required.

From the EQ2 Forums:

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT

  • Fixed an issue with Ethershadow Assassin that was granting it two points of base damage per point of power spent.
  • Smoothed out the curve for obtaining Fabled and Mythical critical hits when crit chance is over 1000.
  • Spiritual Leadership may no longer critically apply.
  • Increased the base ward amount of Spiritual Leadership.

TRADESKILLS

  • The recipe for Blocker’s Bauble will now return the correct product.

Commentary: Are Epic 2.0 Quests Burying Players in Prerequisites?

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Itemization

buried_alive_kill_bill

The original Epic Weapon quests introduced in 2009 were crafted by 18 designers working on nothing else for 3 months. All 24 quests required the completion of prior Heritage quests, befriending various Factions, and a fair share of “filler” content. It was expected, or certainly anticipated that the Epic Weapon 2.0 Quests would have similar prerequisites. However nothing could have prepared increasingly jaded players for the mountain of homework which has dropped into their laps as the curtain has been pulled back on Epic 2.0.

Only two characters have reached Ascension Level 8 at publication time, so we have yet to glimpse Parts 4 and 5 of these quests, yet even lifelong EQ2 fans are already begging for mercy. With the vague dialogue and inscrutable clues that only make sense in hindsight, players are at their wit’s end hailing NPCs by the thousands in a scattershot zone-by-zone grid search to figure out where to go next.

EQ2U Introduces Ascension and Item Compare, Plus a Word on Autoattack Stats

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, EQ2 Data & EQ2U

For level 100 characters who complete the Signature quest line, the Kunark Ascending expansion introduces four new Ascension classes of Elementalist, Etherealist, Geomancer, and Thaumaturgist. These new “classes” are not tied to your current class, and with enough patience, you can eventually level all four of them up to Ascension level 10. Ascension also grants powerful new spells/abilities which can be upgraded through Crafting, Research, or by spending Daybreak Cash.

We are happy to announce that EQ2U has gained an Ascension tab to let you chart your character’s progress on gaining Ascension levels and abilities.

eq2u_ascension_article

Powered by Warp Theme Framework