As reported in a number of places on the EQ2 Forums, the Age's End x2 quest added yesterday has some glitches which are allowing the quest to reset or "roll back" to an earlier state.
EQ2 Designer Carlos "Gninja" Mora took to Twitter with a quick update:
which he elaborated on here:
The issues are being caused by the zone trying to keep everyone updated together and checking if anyone fell behind or got ahead of the zone. This was us trying to make it more painless to do a quest while raiding but in fact just made it more complicated and more points of failure for lag to affect such things. We will be reviewing it today and get all the kinks worked out and simplifying the entire process. The known issues I have are as follows:
- Multiple players hailing at the same time can create lag spikes where some or all players get reverted a stage.
- When returning to Jorlak after defeating the 3 crystals hailing him can reset the quests. DO NOT hail him when you return to center till we get a fix in for this. Returning to the center should progress your quest without hailing him. The update takes a few seconds because of him activating his script.
- Multiple players trying to pick up the Lifeguide staff at same time can create lag spikes that revert some or all players back a few stages.
- After defeating General Velryyn the quest sometimes only updates the group of the person hailing Firiona Vie. For now have one person in each group coordinate their hails for Firiona Vie and Theer.
We will be addressing all of the above issues asap. If you see anything outside the listed above please let me know here or via PM the more details the better!
For those who are getting stuck, he had this advice which, while isn't perfect, means that the zone can be attempted in another hour if the quest bugs out:
The zone is repeatable every hour and you can get the quests every 18 hours. So you will likely just need to run it again.