Freeport City Festival Returns (May 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 May 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 May 1st – 11:59pm PT on May 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 (20th-21st)

Written by Cyliena on . Posted in EQ2, Guide, 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
/loc 14, -32, -238
Tree Bark Festive Flowers
Strong Brew Root Beer
Zygomyd Nektulos Forest
/loc -363, 0.42, -682
Mushroom Spores Earthly Tasks
Comforting Confections
Naiad Enchanted Lands
/loc -278, 5, 18
Naiad Scales Naiad Aid
Dryad Antonica
/loc -696, -4, 621
Dryad Leaves Pollution Problem
Fay Greater Faydark
/loc -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

Stormhold – Experience the City Festivals!

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events, Time-Locked Exp Servers

From the EQ2 Forums:

Attention, Stormhold Residents!

If you’ve been wandering through the city of Qeynos since the launch of Echoes of Faydwer on Thursday, April 7th, you might have notices some festivities going on. That’s because the City Festivals are now available on the TLE server!

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Since EoF launched on the last day of the festival on the live server, this month the Qeynos festival will be hanging around on Stormhold through Thursday, April 14th. If you’re yearning to experience the fun that these festivals provide, head to Qeynos now!

The Highest of Silly Days

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

bristlebane_flyingmounts_ttobey_catkinsBristlebane Day is still underway, and tomorrow is April 1st: The Highest of Silly Days! One-day only events can be found during this special day.

  • Gather from superior gardens, which have harvests from any holiday event, in Enchanted Lands
  • Use the Frostfell crafting tables near Rivervale in EL or at the Sinking Sands airship dock
  • Complete the Bristlebane Bunnies achievement (locations here)
  • Visit the sphinx, Imenand, for his three riddle quests (new dice rewards, walkthroughs here)
  • Unknown if this will make a return: the a’capella loading music

Qeynos City Festival Returns (April 1-7)

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

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It’s time to grab some white marble – the Qeynos City Festival returns to Antonica from April 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 April 1st – 11:59pm PT on April 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

The Joke is on Norrath: Bristlebane Day Returns!

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

bristlebaneday_bannerBristlebane Day is back! From Friday, March 25th through Thursday, April 7th, enjoy one new quest, a new collection, more merchant goodies and perfectly serious items to craft, as well as content from previous years. On Friday, April 1st we’ll celebrate The Highest of Silly Days in the Enchanted Lands with our good friend Imenand.

Niami has posted pictures of the new recipe and merchant items over on EQ2 Traders. TLE servers will have a special Bristlebane Day themed merchant, a Gigglegibber goblin, in both Freeport and Qeynos.


Guide Sections:

Too many alts? Get the Bristlebane 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…”.

Moonlight Enchantments Return (20th-21st)

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

Moonlight Enchantments BannerThe 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
/loc 14, -32, -238
Tree Bark Festive Flowers
Strong Brew Root Beer
Zygomyd Nektulos Forest
/loc -363, 0.42, -682
Mushroom Spores Earthly Tasks
Comforting Confections
Naiad Enchanted Lands
/loc -278, 5, 18
Naiad Scales Naiad Aid
Dryad Antonica
/loc -696, -4, 621
Dryad Leaves Pollution Problem
Fay Greater Faydark
/loc -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

Raise Your Steins: Brewday Returns!

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

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Event season is in full swing and next up is Brewday! This year the event will begin at 12:01am PT on Thursday, March 3rd and conclude 11:59pm PT on Wednesday, March 17th. There are new merchant items, one new collection, and a new tradeskill book this year, in addition to previous content.

Niami has posted pictures of the new recipe and merchant items over on EQ2 Traders. The TLE servers will have a special Brewday themed merchant, a boozy celebrator, in both Freeport and Qeynos.


Guide Sections:

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

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

Members: Double Up on Bonuses Until March 2

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

From the EQ2 Forums:

It’s another great week to be an All Access Member! From From 12:00PM (Noon) PST on Wednesday, February 24th through12:00PM (Noon) PST on Wednesday, March 2nd, there’s a LOT happening in Norrath!

DOUBLE. DOUBLE. DOUBLE.
We love the double bonuses so much that we’re doing THREE of them. During this week, Members can earn:

  • Double XP (Personal, AA, and Tradeskill)
  • Double Guild XP
  • Double Status

MARKETPLACE DISCOUNT INCREASED
And if all the double bonuses aren’t enough to get you excited, we’re ALSO increasing the regular 10% off discount members receive in the Marketplace. But we’re not just doubling it… no, for this week, members will get 30% OFF in the Marketplace!

Not a member yet? Now’s a good time to join: www.everquest2.com/membership.

Moonlight Enchantments Return (20th-21st)

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

Moonlight Enchantments BannerThe 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
/loc 14, -32, -238
Tree Bark Festive Flowers
Strong Brew Root Beer
Zygomyd Nektulos Forest
/loc -363, 0.42, -682
Mushroom Spores Earthly Tasks
Comforting Confections
Naiad Enchanted Lands
/loc -278, 5, 18
Naiad Scales Naiad Aid
Dryad Antonica
/loc -696, -4, 621
Dryad Leaves Pollution Problem
Fay Greater Faydark
/loc -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: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Written by Feldon on . Posted in Art, Appearance, Housing, EQ2, Game Updates & Maintenance, Grouping, Itemization, Live Events, Time-Locked Exp Servers, Tradeskill

US Servers: 7:00~8:00am PST | 10:00am~11:00am EST | 15:00~16:00 GMT | 16:00~17:00 CEST
EU Servers: 9:00~10:00pm PST | 12:00~1:00am EST | 05:00~06:00 GMT | 06:00~07:00 CEST

From the EQ2 Forums:

TIME-LOCKED EXPANSION

  • Made adjustments to most NPCs to make lower level encounters less punishing.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
General

  • Fixed an issue where actors being killed could set the zone lockout in persistent dungeons.

Kralet Penumbra: The Master’s Chosen [Heroic]

  • Servitor of Yothshaval’s spell “In Service of the Master” damage has been reduced, but a power drain component added.

Kralet Penumbra: Tepid Depths [Agnostic]

  • Updated an encounter of Aberrants within the Tepid Depths to be of the appropriate agnostic challenge.

MERCENARIES

  • Increased the time before a mercenary auto suspends.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
Summoners

  • Summoned Pets will now back off after a period of inactivity from their summoner.

LIVE EVENTS
Erollisi Day

  • Ykeshan frogloks near Guk in Moors of Ykesha now drop their love notes at the same rate as other mobs.
  • An Oval Heart-Stained Window Pane has been added to the “[eq2u]Romantic Gifts to Craft IX[/eq2u]” recipe book.

ITEMS

  • Fixed an issue where marketplace Burbur house items could not be sold for status.

and a late entry…

ITEMS

  • Adjusted the crit chance granted by many weapons between level 1 and level 90 to fit within progression.

Feel Like a Little Romance? Erollisi Day Live Until Feb 17th

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

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Erollisi Day went live on Thursday, February 4th and will run until Wednesday, February 17th. From Roshen on the EQ2 Forums:

Love is in the air, fair Norrath, and with good reason – it’s time for Erollisi Day!

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And this year, our hearts are bursting because we’ve got NINE new achievements, two new quests, and a new tradeskill book full of delightful new things to craft!

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From Thursday, February 4th through 11:59PM PST on Wednesday, February 17th, you can experience the fun and frivolity of the Erollisi Day holiday! Enjoy your favorite returning quests (how IS your romantic reputation doing?) and try your hand at the new quests for handsome rewards. And keep racking up those achievements! Who will help the Doomed Lovers if not you, dear hero?

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Erollisi Day Returns: A Guide to 2016

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 4th and conclude 11:59pm PT on Wednesday, February 17th. There are two new quests, a new recipe scroll, several merchant items, and a handful of achievements to enjoy on top of all previous returning content.


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, /loc 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

Members: How about a Double XP weekend?

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

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From the EQ2 Forums:

January is coming to an end, Norrathians. Here’s even more incentive to venture out into the world of Norrath this weekend: DOUBLE BONUS EXPERIENCE FOR MEMBERS!

From 12:00PM PST (Noon) on Friday, January 29, 2016 through 12:00PM PST (Noon) on Monday, February 1, 2016, all servers (yes, including Stormhold and Deathtoll) will have double bonus experience for All Access Members! Double Experience will be applied to Adventure, Tradeskill, and AA.

Take some time and end January stronger than ever! We’ll see you in Norrath.

Not a member yet? Visit https://www.everquest2.com/membership to sign up and enjoy the Double Bonus XP!

Remember now with Tithe and the Deity System for Terrors of Thalumbra expansion owners, this essentially makes for a Double Tithe weekend. Keep checking your Deity Window every hour or so to make sure you are spending your deity points on Crit Bonus, Potency, Stamina, or the various miracles.

Time Zone Conversions

  • PST: January 29 @ Noon – February 1 @ Noon
  • EST: January 29 @ 3:00pm — February 1 @ 3:00pm
  • GMT: January 29 @ 20:00 — February 1 @ 20:00
  • CET: January 29 @ 21:00 — February 1 @ 21:00

Moonlight Enchantments Return (20th-21st)

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

Moonlight Enchantments BannerThe 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
/loc 14, -32, -238
Tree Bark Festive Flowers
Strong Brew Root Beer
Zygomyd Nektulos Forest
/loc -363, 0.42, -682
Mushroom Spores Earthly Tasks
Comforting Confections
Naiad Enchanted Lands
/loc -278, 5, 18
Naiad Scales Naiad Aid
Dryad Antonica
/loc -696, -4, 621
Dryad Leaves Pollution Problem
Fay Greater Faydark
/loc -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, Guide, Live Events

city_festival_gorowynRing in the New Year in Timorous deep with 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, /loc 2339, 80, 1441 (the merchants are found at /loc 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

Bonus XP/Double Status for Members: Dec 25-Dec 28

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

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From the EQ2 Forums:

If you’re able to find a free moment this holiday, we’re offering BONUS EXPERIENCE, DOUBLE PERSONAL STATUS, and DOUBLE GUILD STATUS to our All-Access members starting at 12:01AM PST (midnight) on Friday, December 25 and running until 11:59AM PST (noon) on Monday, December 28, 2015.

The XP and Status bonuses will be available for All Access members on ALL servers. This includes our players on Time-Locked Expansion servers.

Not currently an All-Access member? There’s no better time to sign up!

Bonus XP: Friday, Dec 18 – Mon, Dec 21, 2015

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

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From the EQ2 Forums:

As we get ready for the winter holiday, we’re offering 100% BONUS EXPERIENCE to our All-Access members starting at 12:01AM PST (midnight) on Friday, December 18 and running until 11:59AM PST (noon) on Monday, December 21, 2015.

The Bonus XP will be available for All Access members on ALL servers. This includes our players on Time-Locked Expansion servers.

Not currently an All-Access member? Now’s the time to sign up!

NOTE: It seems that XP bonuses on the TLE servers are capped at 40%.

Frostfell Returns: A Guide to New Quests

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

Frostfell 2015‘Tis the season once again for Santa Glug gifties, ice dragons, crafting binges, and more. Frostfell kicks off following an update on Thursday, December 10th (eta 8am PT/11am ET) and runs through 7am PT/10am ET on Thursday, January 7, 2016. Last year’s content makes a return appearance, and due to my insane finals week I’m going to just point you here for those older guides (the 2014 quest tracker is here).

Frostfell won’t be on the TLE servers, but look for Frostfell trees in Freeport and Qeynos, where merchants will be selling seasonal items! Read more here.

This year Frostfell has a hoard of new items—gifts, crafted, purchased, and craft rewards—which you can check out on Niami’s EQ2 Traders Frostfell write-up. There are five new quests, but only if you own the Terrors of Thalumbra expansion, as they require access to the city of Maldura. You begin the new series by speaking to Jarith Icewing at 334, -24, -1512 in the Frostfell Wonderland Village. Continue reading below for the  walkthroughs.

New Halas City Festival Returns (December 1-7)

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

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Button 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.

Be sure to check in with the merchants to see if there’s any new items this month!

WHEN: 12:01am PT on December 1st – 11:59pm PT on December 7th
WHERE: Frostfang Sea, near the Cairn of the Huntress, /loc 26, 148, -82 (Kella is found at /loc 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

Bonus XP Until Terrors of Thalumbra Launches!

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

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