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

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

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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!

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.

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.

Poll Results: The Shadow Odyssey Unlocks on Stormhold (TLE) January 12th

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From RadarX on the EQ2 Forums:

The vote is complete and 64% of the server voted to unlock the next expansion, The Shadow Odyssey. This content is scheduled to unlock on January 12th.

It seems this vote got a little help as the original rules indicate the vote shall be a supermajority of 2/3 or 66%.

Players will have the option to vote to unlock content every 30-days. The voting period will last a week, and it will take a majority vote of 2/3 (or more) of the server votes to unlock the next expansion.

The time-locked Stormhold server received the Rise of Kunark expansion in August 2016. Despite initial paranoia that the Race to Trakanon server would leapfrog it, Stormhold soundly beat Kunark content weeks before this was done on the race server. The first vote to unlock The Shadow Odyssey in October failed to pass. Now after five months, it looks like we can Avoid the Noid Void no longer.

Update Notes: Tuesday December 20, 2016

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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:

GENERAL

  • Values for current and max character Health and Power are now on separate lines in the character UI to better fit the values.
  • Time-Locked Servers: Corrected an issue with players not being able to fill out the Shadow Odyssey expansion unlock poll.

Update Notes: Tuesday November 22, 2016

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From the EQ2 Forums:

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Lost City of Torsis: Reaver’s Remnants [All Versions]

  • You should no longer be able to kill the Spirit Flames in the Tzirathk encounter.

Kaesora: Tomb of the Venerated [Advanced Solo]

  • Icicle Storm no longer reduces potency.

Wrapping Up Race to Trakanon Server in January 2017

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

From the EQ2 Forums:

Hey all,

Don’t miss your last chance to finish up special rewards from The Race to Trakanon Event Server. This server is scheduled to close in January 2017.

Transfer tokens will go out to players on The Race to Trakanon server on Thursday, December 1 at (or around) noon PST. Players on this server can use this token to transfer to a server of their choice. If you do NOT use your transfer token before the server closes, your character will be moved to Stormhold.

News for Time-Locked Stormhold and Race-to-Trakanon Servers

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

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From Kander on the EQ2 Forums:

Coming November 22nd for Stormhold [TLE].

  • Shard of Hate [Raid]
  • Runnyeye: The Gathering [Heroic]
  • Veksar: The Invasion [Heroic]

Barring any major issues with the Kunark Ascending expansion release, we should have these 3 zones ready to go for Stormhold.
More info soon.

Meanwhile, we can report that as of yesterday, the guild Dread Army was the first to defeat Trakanon on the Race-to-Trakanon server. At one time, Race-to-Trakanon was seen as a threat to the existing Stormhold server, however good old Trakky was defeated there months ago. Word from Kander is that transfers off of Race to Trakanon  are tentatively set to begin in December, with the server closure slated for January.

Poll Results: NO to The Shadow Odyssey for Stormhold (TLE) Server in October

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From the EQ2 Forums:

The [Stormhold TLE] community has voted again and decided to remain in the Rise of Kunark era for the time being. Take this time to continue enjoying Kunark and all it has to offer!

The final results for those of you interested were 39% of participants voted to unlock the next expansion.

NOTE: A supermajority of 66% is required.

Update Notes: Tuesday October 4, 2016

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

From the EQ2 Forums:

ZONE POPULATION / PROGRESSION
Veeshan’s Peak [Raid]
Adjusted Silverwing’s script to account for charmed targets in regards to memwipes.

BATTLEGROUNDS
Fixed a bug that allowed some players to enter with a mount activated.
Handcrafted food and drink no longer give blue stats in Battlegrounds.

ITEMS
Fixed the DPS amount on several Rise of Kunark era weapons.

Update Notes: Tuesday September 27, 2016 — RESOLVED

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EverQuest II is now back online after an extended downtime of four hours. — 2:00pm EDT

Original notice:

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

Update Notes: Tuesday September 20, 2016

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

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

From the EQ2 Forums:

BATTLEGROUNDS

  • Corrected an issue that allowed adornments to apply in Battlegrounds.
  • Many consumables have been reduced in power while in a Battleground match.
  • Increased the amount of tokens rewarded from the Battlegrounds Quests.
  • Battleground missions are now repeatable quests, and no longer subject to mission timers.

ABILITIES

  • Joust now has a range of 35
  • Fixed an issue with Accuracy from Strength that prevented it from applying.

ITEMS

  • Fixed an issue that prevented Aura of Immolation from applying.
  • Mastercrafted food and drink should once again apply it’s bonuses on Time-Locked servers.

RadarX: Current Time-Locked Expansion and Race-to-Trakanon Itemization Won’t Be Fixed

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

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Players on the subscription-required Race to Trakanon and Stormhold (Time Locked Expansion) servers have been requesting changes to itemization which would bring Heroic and Raid gear (specifically the iconic Mythical weapons that conclude the Kunark storyline) above the level of Solo and Crafted gear. We got an answer of sorts on that question today from RadarX on the EQ2 Forums:

You are taking a few liberties with this statement but to reiterate Kanders post and to ensure there aren’t concerns this hasn’t at least been communicated, there are no plans to do further itemization on current content. As with each expansion the team will work on what they feel is the most important and impacting gear but a complete overhaul is unfeasible.

While we can appreciate the concern and passion, but our next itemization focus will be on the next expansion.

Acquiring Mythical weapons and the defeat of Trakanon on the Race to Trakanon server seems designed to dovetail into this EverQuest II’s thirteenth expansion – Kunark Ascending — expected this November — which is rumored to include an Epic Weapon 2.0 questline.

Update Notes: Tuesday August 23, 2016 — Game Update 101

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

US Servers: 7:00am-1:00pm PDT | 10:00am-4:00pm EDT | 15:00-21:00 BST | 16:00-22:00 CET
EU Server: 7:00am-1:00pm PDT | 10:00am-4:00pm EDT | 15:00-21:00 BST | 16:00-22:00 CET

From the EQ2 Forums:

PUBLIC QUESTS

  • You’ll find new limited time Public Quests throughout Norrath. Just check your map for these unique battle regions!
  • Damage inflicted against public quest encounters scales to allow public quest fights to be relevant for players of all gear levels.

FABLED ZONES

New Fabled content to explore from The Fallen Dynasty!

  • The Fabled Nizara, City of the Nayad [Heroic]
  • The Fabled Nizara, City of the Nayad [Advanced Solo]
  • The Fabled Cavern of the Crustaceans [Raid] x2
  • The Fabled Xux’laio’s Roost [Raid] x4
  • The Fabled Antechamber of Fate [Raid] x4

These new Fabled dungeons can be accessed through a portal just off the docks in The Village of Shin. Good luck!

Time-Locked Expansion Server Stormhold to Receive Rise of Kunark on August 16th

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

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It looks like the Rise of Kunark expansion, which was up for its third unlock vote on the Stormhold server, has squeaked by with the exact percentage needed to unlock. If the vote had gone the other way, it would be a full three months before the next one. From the EQ2 Forums:

The results are in! The community has voted and it looks like everyone is ready to assail Chardok and conquer Karnor’s Castle! The Rise of Kunark expansion will launch at noon PT on August 16th.

The final results for those of you interested were 66% of participants voted to unlock the next expansion.

Stormhold Vote: Unlock Rise of Kunark or Stay on Echoes of Faydwer for 3 Months!

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

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The Stormhold Time-Locked Expansion server is back at the voting booth for its third ballot asking whether the Rise of Kunark expansion should be unlocked. The imminent launch of the Race to Trakanon server did little to encourage voter turnout as the last Stormhold vote failed with only 46% voting in favor of unlocking Kunark. Now, for the first time in the EQ2 TLE server’s history, it looks like this server may be stuck on its current expansion for three more months. To unlock an expansion, a supermajority (2/3rds) must vote YES.

From the Stormhold server launch announcement comes this curious clause:

Players will have the option to vote to unlock content on Stormhold (PvE) and Deathtoll (PvP) servers every 30-days. The voting period will last a week, and if the server votes not to unlock the next expansion, the vote will start again after 30-days.

If the server chooses not to unlock content three times in a row, the votes for the next expansion will change to 90-days in-between votes. This will reset back to 30-days in-between votes after an expansion is successfully unlocked on your server.

Players must be within 20 levels of current content cap to be eligible to vote.

Not surprisingly, the impending vote (which will conclude this Friday August 5th), has garnered loud responses from both sides of the aisle. The first thread on the topic “3rd RoK Vote – 3 more months of EoF if it fails” contains most of the discussion for-and-against. A second thread also gathered some comments on the subject. And finally, a third thread includes a YouTube video promoting the idea of unlocking. I suppose it’s fitting in an election year that campaign videos would be popping up!

Update Notes: Tuesday August 2, 2016

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, EQ2 Data & EQ2U, Game Updates & Maintenance, Itemization, TLE/Prestige Servers

US Servers: 7:00~9:00am PDT | 10:00am~Noon EDT | 15:00~17:00 BST | 16:00~18:00 CET
EU Servers: 9:00~11:00pm PDT | Midnight~2:00am EDT | 05:00~07:00 BST | 06:00~08:00 CET
Crash!
Thurgadin (the EU server) crashed at 9pm GMT and the decision was made to go ahead and apply today’s update which caused a downtime of approximately 1 hour.

From the EQ2 Forums:

ZONES / POPULATION
Qeynos

  • The Aerakyn Mentor has had his name changed to Lonce Jellysmots.

ITEMS

  • [eq2u]Orb of Concentrated Memories[/eq2u] can no longer be modified by reuse speed.
  • Writ of the Arena Master now has its effect.
  • Undying Champion’s Knuckles now has the correct class restrictions for a fist weapon.
  • Epic Weapons that lost their FABLED tag are once again fabled.
  • Undying Champion’s Dagger can no longer be used by brawlers.

QUESTS

  • The unicorn-rump-sitting-cheap-Far-Seas-wine-drinking escaped fabled spirit in The Village of Shin can now also delete your active “Warzone Devastation” quests.

RACE-TO-TRAKANON EVENT SERVER

  • Corrected an issue that prevented the first 10 players to obtain level 80 adventure level from receiving the Undying Power adornment pack claim. This fix was retroactive.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented the first 10 players to obtain each class epic from receiving the Greater Undying Power adornment pack claim. This fix was retroactive.

CENSUS

  • Added ts_level and ts_class to the type field in census character export data. This is in addition to existing information as to avoid causing any issues with older census websites.*

* The way Tradeskill Class and Level were exported on characters made it almost impossible to do searches for all characters over a certain tradeskill level. Nine queries were necessary. This update will change this to only require one query.

Kelethin City Festival Returns (August 1-7)

Written by Cyliena on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events, TLE/Prestige Servers

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Set your sights on Greater Faydark because the Kelethin City Festival returns from August 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 August 1st – 11:59pm PT on August 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, July 19th, 2016

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

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

From the EQ2 Forums:

GENERAL

  • Fixed an issue where Aerakyn’s would sometimes show mirrored particle effects at their feet.
  • Fixed a UI related crash in the client.

Event Server: Race To Trakanon

  • Tinkering trainers are now available on the Race to Trakanon server!

ZONES / POPULATION
Lesser Faydark

  • Tunare’s Battleweary ability should not trigger as quickly allowing more time to complete the encounter.

Sundered Splitpaw

  • Encounters within Sundered Splitpaw will set a zone lockout timer when killed.

Agnostic Dungeons

  • Adjusted difficulty scaling in agnostic dungeons that can scale to level 100.

ITEMS

  • Scourge Watchman’s Quiver is now 36 slots.

and…

ITEMS

  • Marketplace quivers are now able to hold both arrow and throwing ammo types.

Follow the Race to Trakanon As It Happens!

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, EQ2 Data & EQ2U, TLE/Prestige Servers

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With the advent of the EQ2 Census service which allows us to build websites like EQ2U and Dragon’s Armory, we’re able to track the progress of players on the new limited-time Race to Trakanon server as events unfold. If you want to check things out as they happen, click on the button below to taken to our EQ2U Race to Trakanon Leaderboards page:

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The Race to Trakanon server is also included in our EQ2U Leaderboards site which lets you see PvE, Quests, Collections, Crafted Items, Rare Harvests, and other trackables as characters complete them. Check it out!

EverQuest II: The Race to Trakanon – Now Available!

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From EverQuest2.com:

Norrathians, a new adventure is awaiting you on the first EverQuest II event server,Race to Trakanon, which is available NOW!

Remember, on event servers, you can earn rewards based on your achievements that can be claimed on another regular live server!

AND if you log in during the first fourteen days (from now through Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 11:59PM PT) and get to Level 10, you will get a SUNBRITE CLOTHWORK PEGASUS!

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The Sunbrite Clothwork Pegasus will be available to be claimed on each character on your account! This is a limited time offer, so you must log in to the server and get to Level 10 by Tuesday, July 26 in order to claim one for yourself!

This special server is available to members. Not a member yet? Visitwww.everquest2.com/membership to learn more about the benefits of membership, including access to special servers like this one!

Want more details on Race to Trakanon? Visit our announcement article here.

Check out the Race to Trakanon Updated Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Check out our EQ2U Race to Trakanon Leaderboards page!

WARNING: Use of boxing and botting software is expressly forbidden on the Race to Trakanon server. Players logging in with this software running — even in the background — are receiving a 1 day ban and the character used to login is being deleted.

Poll Results: NO to Rise of Kunark for Stormhold (TLE) Server in July

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

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After some initial hesitation to do so, the EQ2 team have released results (with a percentage!) of the Time-Locked Expansion server poll for unlocking the Rise of Kunark expansion. Interestingly the Race to Trakanon server will launch on Tuesday, and all expansions up to and including Kunark will be available from Tuesday. Characters will be rewarded for being first or in the first 30 characters to achieve specific achievements.

From the EQ2 Forums:

The results are in! The community has voted and only 46% voted to unlock the next expansion so the server will remain on the current expansion.

We’ll announce the next vote when it’s approaching!

Update Notes: Thursday July 7, 2016

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

US Servers: 7:00~9:00am PDT | 10:00am~Noon EDT | 15:00~17:00 BST | 16:00~18:00 CET
EU Server: 9:00~11:00pm PDT | Midnight~2:00am EDT | 05:00~07:00 BST | 06:00~08:00 CET

From the EQ2 Forums:

ZONES / POPULATION
General

  • Veeshan’s Peak, Chamber of Destiny, and Venril’s Lair no longer require flagging to enter if on a non-TLE server.

Stygian Threshold [Heroic] and [Agnostic]

  • Killing either of the two fairies, Diurna or Nocturna, while they are casting their shield spell will no longer keep the remaining fairy invulnerable for the remainder of the fight.

Maldura: District of Ash [All Versions]

  • Gavitzle will always retreat regardless of the rate of damage inflicted upon him.

Kunark

  • Raid encounters in Kunark which were previously invulnerable can once again be damaged.

Isle of Refuge EQ2 Server Goes Live at 12:30 PDT — Frequently Asked Questions

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

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Today, a new EverQuest II server is opening called Isle of Refuge. Similar in almost every way to existing live servers such as Antonia Bayle, Maj’Dul, Halls of Fate, Skyfire, and Splitpaw, this new server does have one unique difference. All non-Marketplace items which are flagged HEIRLOOM can be freely traded between players as well as bought and sold on the broker. This harkens back to the days of Kingdom of Sky when almost all loot was tradeable.

Update
The Isle of Refuge server is now open as of 12:30pm PDT.

In response to some questions about whether the new Isle of Refuge server shares anything in common with Stormhold, the Time-Locked Expansion server, we got some answers from RadarX:

Will there be an EU Free Trade server?
There will not be an EU Free Trade server at this time.

Can I buy a Krono / Heroic Character / House / Mount on the Marketplace?
The Isle of Refuge does not have a limited marketplace. Anything that you can purchase on a normal server can also be purchased on Isle of Refuge with the sole exception of a character transfer token as these could not be used.

Is Isle of Refuge a Progression server?
No, The Isle of Refuge has access to all expansion content.

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