Moonlight Enchantments Return (20th-21st)

Written by Cyliena on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

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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

Love is in the Air – Erollisi Day Returns!

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

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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…”.

Kelethin City Festival Returns (February 1-7)

Written by Cyliena on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

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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

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

Gorowyn City Festival Returns (January 1-7)

Written by Cyliena on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

city_festival_gorowynRing in the new year and come visit the shores in Timorous Deep for the Gorowyn City Festival, returning January 1-7! Spend City Tokens on local specialties, generic festival goods, appearance clothing, or food & drink. Make sure all your characters have finished the Gorowyn Postage Collection, speak to Kella Swampfoot to assist with festival quests, and achieve 244 seconds or less in the local Aether Race to earn the Wind Warden title.

WHEN: 12:01am PT on January 1st – 11:59pm PT on January 7th
WHERE: Timorous Deep, on the dock, /way 2339, 80, 1441 (the merchants are found at /way 2388, 21, 1349)
QUESTS: Special Delivery, Special Order Crafting, Special Order Gathering
ACHIEVEMENTS: Delivery Ahoy, Harvesting Hoopla, Kella Caffeinated, Requisition Acclamation
MERCHANT ITEMS: EQ2 Traders | EQ2 Furniture

40% Off Marketplace, and Double XP & Status

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

From EverQuest2.com and also sent by e-mail:

Have we got a New Year’s surprise for you!

To wrap up 2016 and start 2017 off with a bang, we’re having a HUGE sale in the EverQuest 2 Marketplace!

Beginning today and running through Tuesday, January 3 @ 11:59AM PST (~NOON), the Marketplace discount for All Access Members will be increased to 40% off.

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That’s 40% off many of your favorite items* – including the newest Frostfell additions! What has been missing from your collection that you just can’t wait to add? Now’s the time to get it!

Frostfell Going Live Early: Event Runs December 6th til January 5th

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events, Tradeskill

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Two days ahead of schedule, Frostfell seems to be going live tomorrow morning after the patch. From Kaitheel on the EQ2 Forums:

Due to scheduling issues Frostfell is now going to be activated on Tuesday, Dec. 6, instead of Thursday Dec. 8 on the live servers, which means everyone will have two more days to enjoy it!

From Kaitheel on the EQ2 Forums:

Join us in celebrating this Deepice holiday! Whether you are an adventurer or tradeskiller you’ll find something new awaits you! Step through the Magic Closet within your city to enter the Frostfell Wonderland Village, an enchanting land of ice and adventure! From there you are welcome to visit the Frostfell Workshop, where Meg Gingersnap, a Frostfell elf is looking for some assistance. Don’t forget to log in each day and claim your extra-special Frostfell present from Santa Glug!

New Features for ’16!

New Halas City Festival Returns (December 1-7)

Written by Cyliena on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

city_festival_halasButton up that winter coat – the New Halas City Festival returns from December 1-7! Spend City Tokens on local specialties, generic festival goods, appearance clothing, or food & drink. Make sure all your characters have finished the New Halas Postage Collection, speak to Kella Swampfoot to assist with festival quests, and achieve 104 seconds or less in the local Aether Race to earn the Snowflake Chaser title.

WHEN: 12:01am PT on December 1st – 11:59pm PT on December 7th
WHERE: Frostfang Sea, near the Cairn of the Huntress, /way 26, 148, -82 (Kella is found at /way 99, 151, -135)
QUESTS: Special Delivery, Special Order Crafting, Special Order Gathering
ACHIEVEMENTS: Delivery Ahoy, Harvesting Hoopla, Kella Caffeinated, Requisition Acclamation
MERCHANT ITEMS: EQ2 Traders | EQ2 Furniture

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

Gear Up, Level Up #5: November 4-11, 2016

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

From EverQuest2.com:

We’re approaching the end of Gear Up, Level Up, but the bonuses haven’t stopped yet!

From 12:00PM PT (Noon) on Friday, November 4, 2016 until 12:00PM PT (Noon) on Friday, November 11, 2016, ALL Players will be awarded with Double Currency(Including Public Quest Rewards) AND Double Loot!

Head into Norrath to take advantage of these limited-time bonuses!

Commentary

Just a reminder that the exact definition of “Double Loot” has not been explained. As far as we’ve been able to confirm, it’s a 25% chance to get a second batch of loot off of certain enemies in Thalumbra zones.

Update! Here’s an explanation from Kander:

There have been a lot of questions on how this actually works, so I am going to explain it here. Is it a little late in the promo to be explaining it? It really is. We are knee deep in expansion 13 beta and it just sort of got away from us.

So, Double loot means that any heroic zone end boss or any raid boss in Terrors of Thalumbra [currently] has a 25% chance to roll on their loot table and drop it twice in the same kill. They are able to drop anything on their table twice.

I hope that clears things up, we will most certainly be using this again in the future. Thanks to everyone for being understanding and a special thanks to everyone who has been involved in helping us test Kunark Ascending.

Heroes Festival — November 3rd – 14th

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

From EverQuest2.com:

It has been twelve years since we first caught sight of the Isle of Refuge and made our way into this magical realm of Norrath. In that time, we have built cities, fought dragons, and – most importantly – formed lasting bonds of friendship with our fellow adventurers.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, the Heroes’ Festival is returning to Norrath once again. And this year, there is a special reward for anyone who participates! Earn the Twelfth Anniversary Celebration Mount if you complete six Heroes’ Festival Quests during the event.

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On the TLE server Stormhold, the Twelfth Anniversary Celebration Mount will behave like a leaper mount.

Freeport City Festival Returns (November 1-7)

Written by Cyliena on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

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All hail the Overlord – the Freeport City Festival returns to the Commonlands from November 1-7! Spend City Tokens on local specialties, generic festival goods, appearance clothing, or food & drink. Make sure all your characters have finished the Freeport Postage Collection, speak to Kella Swampfoot to assist with festival quests, and achieve 119 seconds or less in the local Aether Race to earn the Portal Jumper title.

WHEN: 12:01am PT on November 1st – 11:59pm PT on November 7th
WHERE: Commonlands, near The Crossroads, /loc -563, -49, -427
QUESTS: Special Delivery, Special Order Crafting, Special Order Gathering
ACHIEVEMENTS: Delivery Ahoy, Harvesting Hoopla, Kella Caffeinated, Requisition Acclamation
MERCHANT ITEMS: EQ2 Traders | EQ2 Furniture

Moonlight Enchantments Return (Oct 20-21)

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

Nights of the Dead Returns to Norrath

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

From EverQuest2.com:

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As the most daring and ghost-hunter-y among us know, Nights of the Dead returned to Norrath in early October! If you haven’t been skulking in the shadows among the spooky seasonal haunts, don’t worry. There’s still plenty of time to join in the Fall festive fun, since Nights of the Dead will take place through 11:59PM PT on November 2, 2016.

Whether you fancy crafting seasonally appropriate wares or get thrills from hunting ghosts in various haunted locations, there’s something for everyone during Nights of the Dead.

If you’re a resident of the TLE server Stormhold, you can participate in the full Nights of the Dead event this year! This year, Nights of the Dead brings with it a new collection (A Swinging Wake),illusions, house items, and a holiday recipe book!

Of course Niami Denmother has updated her website with all the new goodies in this year’s Nights of the Dead. You can check it out here:

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Nights of the Dead Creeps Back to Norrath!

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

Nights of the Dead
Nights of the Dead is creeping into Norrath and this year the merchants are stocked up with new goodies (which Niami has pictures of over on EQ2 Traders). Previous quest content and achievements make their return, and crafters now have a new recipe book to spook their house guests with. There is one new collection this year, but no new quests or achievements.

Stormhold (TLE) will enjoy its first full live event! Nights of the Dead will be activated on the server, with the exception of the Headless Horseman.

The event runs from 12:01am PT on Thursday, October 6, 2016 (3:01am ET) and concludes at 11:59pm PT on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 (2:59am ET on Nov 3rd). The event was extended one day (originally scheduled to end Nov 1) after starting late.

UPDATE: There were some cobwebs in the way, but as of 1:30pm ET, NotD is live!

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

Quests Miscellaneous Collections
Charnel Hollow Achievements A Swinging Wake
Ghost Hunter Costume Illusions Crunchy Candied Crickets
Hedge Hollow Creepy Candy Deadly Remnants
Haunted Mansion Recipe Scrolls Frightful Fabric
McQuibble Farm Vendor Locations Ghoulish Masks
Haunted House The Great Haunt
Guide Quests The Hedge Hollow

The pieces for the new collection can be found in pairs within the main cities (Qeynos/Freeport, Kelethin/Neriak, and Halas/Gorowyn), as well as a pair on the beach around the dock in Nektulos Forest. Look in festive areas where there’s NotD celebrators. Sometimes the shinies may give you holiday candy instead of a collection piece.

Daybreak Games Throws in Towel on Physical Game Cards

Written by Feldon on . Posted in Daybreak Cash

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From DaybreakGames.com:

Hey Daybreak fans!

For the past year, we have sold Daybreak game cards in select U.S. retailers (Walmart, Target, GameStop, Toys R Us, and Best Buy). We have decided not to continue selling the physical game cards in stores; instead, Daybreak Cash (and/or All Access Membership), will be available in digital-only formats, direct from Daybreak on the web or in-game.

Daybreak game cards will no longer be available at U.S. retailers beginning the week of September 26, 2016. If you have a purchased Daybreak game card that you have not yet redeemed, you will still be able to redeem it on line.

Have questions? Read our FAQ below!

 

Qeynos City Festival Returns (October 1-7)

Written by Cyliena on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

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It’s time to grab some white marble – the Qeynos City Festival returns to Antonica from October 1-7! Spend City Tokens on local specialties, generic festival goods, appearance clothing, or food & drink. Make sure all your characters have finished the Qeynos Postage Collection, speak to Kella Swampfoot to assist with festival quests, and achieve 134 seconds or less in the local Aether Race to earn the Bridge Buzzer title.

WHEN: 12:01am PT on October 1st – 11:59pm PT on October 7th
WHERE: Antonica, outside North Qeynos, /loc 6, -14, -61
QUESTS: Special Delivery, Special Order Crafting, Special Order Gathering
ACHIEVEMENTS: Delivery Ahoy, Harvesting Hoopla, Kella Caffeinated, Requisition Acclamation
MERCHANT ITEMS: EQ2 Traders | EQ2 Furniture

Moonlight Enchantments Return (20th-21st)

Written by Cyliena on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

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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

Bonus XP and 40% Off Marketplace – Sept 1st through Sep 6th

Written by Feldon on . Posted in Daybreak Cash, EQ2, Live Events

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From EverQuest2.com:

From 12PM PDT on Thursday, September 1, 2016 until 12PM PDT on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, ALL players will receive Double [sic.] XP for Adventure, Tradeskill, and AA experience!

Additionally, members will receive 40% off all marketplace items! If you’ve been waiting to pick up something from the Marketplace, now is the perfect time!

Time Zone Conversions

  • PDT: September 1 @ Noon – September 6 @ Noon
  • EDT: September 1 @ 3:00pm – September 6 @ 3:00pm
  • BST: September 1 @ 20:00 – September 6 @ 20:00
  • CEDT: September 1 @ 21:00 – September @ 21:00

Neriak City Festival Returns (September 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 September 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 September 1st – 11:59pm PT on September 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

12-Month All Access is $72 for a Limited Time

Written by Cyliena on . Posted in EQ2, General

From EverQuest2.com:

Ready to add another year of membership perks to your account? NOW is the time! Beginning at 9:00AM PT on Thursday, August 25, 2016 the 12-Month All Access Membership will be available for only $71.99 USD* (regular price = $119.88 USD). That works out to less than $6.00/month!

Benefits of the 12-Month All Access Membership include:

  • Premium benefits in EverQuest, EverQuest II, PlanetSide 2 (PC), and DC Universe Online (PC)
  • 10% off Marketplace purchases
  • 500 Daybreak Cash Reward to claim each month
  • Special membership offers and promotions throughout the year

For full benefits, visit our All Access page.

This special price is available for a limited time only! Want to get your hands on this great deal? Make sure you purchase the 12-Month All Access Membership by 11:59PM PT on Monday, August 29, 2016!

*Sale/Promotional rates will renew at the standard rate. The standard rate will automatically renew for successive 12-month terms until cancelled.

Here’s how to get the rate:

  • Login to account management, choose membership info.
  • Click “upgrade membership” (even if you’re already a 12-month subscriber).
    • 12-month subscribers are seeing that their account will renew at the promo rate on their auto-renew day, even if it doesn’t fall within the promotional dates. This is likely just a display error.
    • If you want the rate, get it before 11:59pm PT on August 29th.
  • Choose the promo rate, enter card info, and complete the sale.

This is how the promotion is applied:

  • Your card will be charged the $71.99 immediately.
  • Your subscription will have +12 months added to it.
    • For example, my subscription previously had a renew date of 4/3/2017. It now has a renew date of 4/3/2018.
    • Any previously paid time and promotional paid time display as “pre-paid time” in membership info.
    • As mentioned above, your membership will not renew at the discounted rate in the future, despite what account management says.

Hopefully that clears up the confusion we’ve been seeing on the chat channels!

500DBC Marketplace Limited Time Offer Window

Written by Feldon on . Posted in Daybreak Cash, EQ2

EverQuest II players with an All Access subscription can claim 500DBC every month as a reward for subscribing. To further sweeten this deal (and drive sales rather than stockpiling), a new “Offer Claim” window has been added with limited-time offers. Here’s an example — presumably the offers will change and may even be randomized:

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Hat tip to stickmack for reporting this to us.

DING! Heroic Characters Now Start at Level 95

Written by Feldon on . Posted in Daybreak Cash, EQ2

From EverQuest2.com:

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Beginning their journey in the Tranquil Sea, new Heroic Characters will venture into the battles of Norrath starting as Level 95 Adventurers!

Want to experience these new Heroic Characters for yourself? Log in to EverQuest II by 12:00PM (Noon) PT on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, and you will get your first Level 95 Heroic Character FOR FREE!

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The free Heroic upgrade icon on the Character Select screen. If the graphic is not there, just click in the empty space to the right of your character name.

A few things to note:

  • If you have previously purchased a Heroic Character, it will not automatically become Level 95. Only new Heroic Characters begin at this level.
  • You must have had an EQ2 account in good standing on/prior to 12:00PM PT on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 in order to get the free Heroic Character. If you create a brand new account, it will not be eligible for the promotion, unless the account has membership.

Commentary

If you have not already got accounts sitting around with unleveled characters, the smart money here is to create a new account, roll a new character, add a Krono to the account, and bam you can upgrade that character to level 95 for free. A $60 value for $19.

On the flipside, if you already paid $35 for a level 90 Heroic character, today’s update will not automatically ding that character to level 95. If you recently purchased a Heroic character, I might be inclined to contact Customer Service and see if there’s any wiggle room here. $35 is $35.

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