Neriak City Festival Returns (September 1-7)

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

Last month’s festival had new items, so check in with the merchants!

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 | EQ2 Design Gallery

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

“Malicious Threat” Prelude Event is Now Live Until September 16th!

Written by Feldon on . Posted in Art, Appearance, Housing, EQ2, Expansion News, Game Updates & Maintenance, Live Events

Early this morning, the “Malicious Threat” prelude event was activated on all EQ2 live (non-TLE) servers. This event will undoubtedly tie current events into this fall’s upcoming expansion, while giving some hints of what we can expect later this year. The prelude event was tested on the Test server and is now live until September 16, 2015.

Good players can start the “Malice in the Glade” quest in Greater Faydark while Evil players should start the “Malice in the Woods” version in Darklight Wood. Both quests start in Greater Faydark. These quest writeups are by Sigrdrifa. When the quest is completed, you may continue defeating Primordial Malice mobs to get arcane Malice baubles which are a currency to buy special House and Appearance items. Niami Denmother of EQ2Traders has posted a Guide to the event and screenshots of all the in-game items which may be purchased.

From the EQ2 Forums:

Will you confront malice in Norrath?

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The mage house of Kelethin’s House of Falling Stars and Neriak’s Disciples of Innoruuk have both felt something disturbing a nearby location. They are looking for adventurers willing to investigate and help them uncover a threatening campaign being carried out. Players welcome in Neriak should speak with Virun D’Xyafin in Darklight Wood, while those that are welcome in Kelethin should speak with Miriel Tawnyglade in Greater Faydark.

This in-game event runs until Wednesday, September 16, 2015.

 

Kelethin City Festival Returns (August 1-7)

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

city_festival_kelethinSet your sights on Greater Faydark because the Kelethin City Festival returns from August 1-7! Spend City Tokens on local specialties, generic festival goods, appearance clothing, or food & drink. 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.

There are new vendor items at the festival this month!

WHEN: 12:01am PT on August 1st – 11:59pm PT on August 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 | EQ2 Design Gallery

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

Tinkerfest is Now Live — July 17th~August 3rd 2015

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

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From the EQ2 Forums:

It’s the Gnomeiest time of the year in Norrath (and, yes, Gnomeiest is totally a word) – Tinkerfest has returned once again! Grab your gadgets, wind up your wrenches, and get ready for an EXPLOSIVE good time this summer! Our good friends at Gnomeland Security are ready with new and returning favorite features.

Make sure you try this year’s new quest, We Can Rebuild. Look for Tinker Thermald in the Steamfront Mountains to get started. While you’re questing, returning quests will have new rewards this year, and new items are also available to purchase from Myron, the Tinkerfest Merchant.

Would you rather get your hands greasy as you craft your own holiday-themed wares? Pick up the New Tinkerfest Blueprints 7.0 and put your tradeskilling to good use. There are plenty of widgets to work with.

Check to see your watch is wound, and don’t delay! Tinkerfest festivities will be in Norrath from Friday, July 17th throughMonday, August 3rd.

Bonus XP Weekend & Marketplace Merc Crate Sale

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

From EQ2 Forums:

Enjoying the summer is more fun when you have friends (or at least a crafty merc!) by your side. From Thursday, July 2 through Monday, July 6, there’s a Marketplace sale to help with just that. Both Merc Crates and Group XP Potions will be on sale for 40% off!All Access Members will get their additional 10% off the sale price.

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And as an added perk for All Access Members, it’s a Bonus XP Weekend! AAs, Tradeskill, and Adventure XP will all be doubled.

On Test: Erollisi Marr Deity Questline

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

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A new quest is now available for testing and feedback on the Test server. From Kaitheel on the EQ2 Forums:

Erollisi Marr is ready to join the pantheon of deities to be worshiped on Test!

There has been no public announcement as to when this content is going to go live, but we’ve got some time to get any bugs ironed out.

Speak with Sister Leela Prendyn in New Halas to get started. May the Loving Huntress bless your travels!

Please post any feedback and bugs in this thread.

~ Kaitheel

We’d previously heard last summer that Erollisi Marr would become a new worshippable deity as part of the planned Deity Revamp. Things have gotten shuffled a bit and Kaitheel clarified that today:

Well, we got a little tired of putting off the Erollisi deity line until the revamp. Thankfully, the revamp has not been scrapped, and when it happens, it won’t make this content moot, either!

ZAM: The Highest of Silly Days – April 1st Only

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From Calthine on the EQ2 Forums:

April Fools Day marks the Highest of Silly Days for the Bristlebane Day celebration. Three quests are only available on this day (one is new), given by the sphinx Imenand just off the dock in the Enchanted Lands. Test your brain by trying to solve his many riddles and take a gamble at your choice of house pet rewards.

If you’ve been waiting for a Berry-fed Bovich since last year they’ll be available on the Marketplace for 2250SC. The winged version is available for 2950SC. [Editor’s Note: It was available last year for a heart-stopping 5,000SC]

In your travels you may have noticed bunnies all over Norrath. Today, and only today can you collect the silly wabbits and earn four Bunny Achievements! The 500 bunnie achievement was added this year. [Editor's Note: The rabbits on the level 95+ Isle of Refuge zone are for a different quest.]

Players can also harvest from the Jester’s Superior Gardens on this day, which are found in Enchanted Lands. These gardens give harvests from every holiday event that has crafting, so be sure you have a lot of backpack space to spare! Those wanting to sneak in some mid-year Frostfell crafting can do so as well.

The Highest of Silly Days starts as soon as it’s April 1 in Pacific time, and goes until 11:59pm PDT on April 1st.

What Laughs and Pranks Await YOU During Bristlebane Day 2015?

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

From the EQ2 Forums:

Bristlebane Day is a holiday that celebrates mischief of all sorts. Bristlebane Day 2015 starts on Friday, March 27 and runs until 11:59PM Pacific on Thursday, April 9, 2015.

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New for Bristlebane Day 2015!

New Quest – Plethora of Patchcraft Parts
New Tradeskill recipe book, “Perfectly Serious Items to Craft VI.”
7 new event items purchasable from “a Bristlebane Day Merchant.”

Chronoportals (EQ Anniversary Event) Returns to EQ2 March 19 til March 26th!

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

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EverQuest just celebrated its 16th anniversary and for the last few years, that’s meant celebrations not only in EQ but in EverQuest II by way of the Chronoportals event. From the EQ2 Forums:

Portals to the Age of Turmoil have, once again, opened up in Antonica, Enchanted Lands, Thundering Steppes, Steamfont, Lavastorm, Sinking Sands, Feerrott, and Moors of Ykesha. Will you adventure through these portals to investigate them?

The Chronpportals event starts at 12:01AM PDT on Thursday, March 19, and ends at 11:59PM PDT on Thursday, March 26, 2015.

New features for 2015

  • New Quest – Hunt the Past
  • Seek out Tazstra K’Rzheett in the Commonlands. What does this suspicious character desire?
  • Erben and Distun Delki, the Chronoportal merchants, have three new paintings available:
    • Hidden in the Mists
    • Beasts of Cazic-Thule
    • Entering Unrest

For more information about this event, check out some of our fan sites! Zam has a great Chronoportal write up on their site.

From EQ2 ZAM:

Celebrate the original EverQuest’s anniversaries with special in-game events in EverQuest II! Portals to a time ages ago have opened across Norrath. Adventure, intrigue and a flashback to the days of yore await those brave enough to enter the chronoportals!

On Test: Chronoportals 2015

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We missed this one last week but the Chronoportals event, which marks the anniversary of the launch of the original EverQuest, is on Test with some new content! From the EQ2 Forums:

The Chronoportal Phenomenon event is now active on Test!

Portals to the Age of Turmoil have, once again, opened up in Antonica, Enchanted Lands, Thundering Steppes, Steamfont, Lavastorm, Sinking Sands, Feerrott, and Moors of Ykesha. We need you to investigate them. And keep watch for a suspicious character witnessed within the Commonlands near several chronomages there. We know not what he desires.

New features for ’15!

  • New Quest – Hunt the Past
  • Erben and Distun Delki, the Chronoportal merchants, are selling three new EverQuest Paintings
    • Hidden in the Mists
    • Beasts of Cazic-Thule
    • Entering Unrest

This event content is currently set to run 03/19/2015 at 12:01 AM PDT time until 03/26/2015 at 11:59 PM PDT time on the live servers, with the event merchants remaining until 04/02/2015 at 11:59 PM PDT time.

The Shouts of Rowdy Patrons Calls Attention to Brewday 2015

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

NOTE: EU servers do not seem to have had the event turned on, possibly due to emergency maintenance on Valor and Splitpaw servers yesterday afternoon.

From the EQ2 Forums:

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Celebrate Brewday with both new and familiar holiday themed rewards, crafts, and adventures. Brewday 2015 starts on Thursday, March 5 at 12:01AM Pacific and runs until Monday, March 16, 2015 at 11:59PM Pacific.

New Features for Brewday 2015!

Seven New Merchant Items sold by Balin Copperfoot in Bar of Brell

Official: Double Alternative Currency This Weekend

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

And here’s the official announcement as of 11:00am PST:

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Hey players! Do you like collecting various types of Norrathian… like Far Seas Ferrin? Well, then you’re in luck because until11:59PM PST on Sunday, March 1, 2015 you’ll earn DOUBLE alternative currency.

Note: This is in addition to the bonuses to alternative currency that All Access members get every day when they play EverQuest 2. That means that All Access members will get double DOUBLE tokens during this promotion.

This is a great opportunity to stock up on [eq2u]Far Seas Ferrin[/eq2u] or any other alternative currency you’ve been collecting in-game. We’re excited to offer this to our players, and we’ll see you in-game this weekend!

There was an update from Holly on twitter about the event on EU servers needing to be extended, but then it turns out EU servers patched this morning, so NEVAH MYND! ;)

Glitch Delays Moonlight Enchantments on Butcherblock, Everfrost, Freeport, Nagafen, and Unrest

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

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EQ2 Senior Designer Kaitheel has posted an update explaining today’s delayed start to the Moonlight Enchantments event:

Unrest was not the only server affected. It turns out that the server maintenance that occurred this week for Butcherblock, Everfrost, Freeport, Nagafen, and Unrest removed all scheduled activations and deactivations.

The affected servers have had the following events rescheduled:
Erollisi Day now concludes on 2/20/15 at 11:59pm Pac.
Moonlight Enchantments began on 2/20/15 at 9:45am and will last through 2/22/15 at 11:59pm Pac.

On Test: Brewday Festival Feedback and Bugs 2015

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

EQ2 Senior Designer Kaitheel has posted the news that the popular Brewday Festival is now on Test and the developers are seeking testing and feedback:

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Brewday Festival is now active on Test!

Make this Brewday Festival a memorable one! Follow the shouts of rowdy patrons located near every player city to the festival’s official brew house, The Bar of Brell. Once inside, grab a stein and celebrate Brewday with the holiday themed rewards, crafts, and adventures, both new and familiar. But don’t let the celebration stop there, the ale keeps flowing throughout the bars and drinking holes of Norrath this Brewday! Otengard Brauer’s Beer Garden in the Butcherblock Mountains seems to have attracted some unwanted patrons, and there’s news of goblins stirring trouble in the Enchanted Lands, too!

New Features for ’15!

  • 7 New Merchant Items sold by Balin Copperfoot in Bar of Brell
  • New Quest – Bog Mountain’s Eruption
  • New Tradeskill recipe book, “Brewday Accoutrements to Craft VI” sold by Balin Copperfoot in the Bar of Brell.

This event content is currently set to run 03/05/2015 at 12:01am PST through 03/16/2015 at 11:59pm PST on the live servers.

Read the whole announcement on the EQ2 Forums!

The Norrathian Chronicles Launches with Erollisi Day!

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

I’m proud to announce that a fellow player who I have twice met at SOE Live and then had the fortune of spending New Year’s Eve with is embarking on a new adventure in broadcasting with his own EverQuest II-themed weekly show! Oakmiser‘s new channel, which he calls The Norrathian Chronicles, will see 5-15 minute videos covering news, live events, content updates, and tutorials for in-game topics that tend to trip players up.

Oakmiser, who shares the home server of Butcherblock with me and Dethdlr, has been getting advise from myself and Chuina, creator and former co-host of the popular EQN/Landmark show EverCast, and yesterday he posted his first video covering Erollisi Day:

He’s already listed a few of the subjects of his upcoming programs including: Experimenting Guide, Altar of Malice Review, Timed Mission Tutorials, Advanced Solo Tutorials, Housing Guide, and so much more! New Video(s) will post every Friday starting next Friday the 13th! He asks that those interested in his videos like, subscribe, and follow @NorrathianChron on Twitter, NorrathianChronicles on Facebook, and his Youtube channel.

Romance is Alive as Erollisi Day Returns to Norrath

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

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From the EQ2 Forums:

Flowers are blooming and love is in the air once again. Erollisi Day might have originated with the Sentries of Erollisi, faithful devotees to The Goddess of Love, but it’s blossomed into a holiday that’s celebrated by Norrathians across the lands! Whether you are a hopeless romantic or a love cynic, this holiday has events you’re sure to enjoy. Take a look at all of the exciting events taking place this Erollisi Day!

Guide Events – Everything You Need to Know

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My first in-game experience with an EQ2 Guide took place early in my playing career in Kelethin. A particularly threadbare patron was in need of crafted clothes, so I (and more than a few others players) sprang into action and crafted an appropriate garment. In return, I was given a robe with a unique pumpkin orange and black appearance which was only available through the quest. I wore it for quite a while, not as a fashion statement, but because I thought player-run events like this were cool and memorable. Remember too that this was back when there weren’t nearly the wide selection of armor appearances there are today.

Fast forward and while Guide quests are often known for “milk and cookies”, there are other rewards and more elaborate quests out there. The most elaborate being the recently added Nebulous Newsies quest which awards some 5 million status and a unique 66 slot bag! When a Guide signs in to offer this quest (in Cardin Ward of Obol Plains), it is almost as talked about in public chat channels as Public Quests were in the day! So how do you know when a Guide quest will be happening next? Well there isn’t an official calendar (I’ve asked!) but there are Guide update threads for each EQ2 server where members of the Guide program announce their upcoming engagements.

On Test: Erollisi Day 2015 and Agnostic Dungeons Up To Level 94!

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

Currently on Test is the popular Erollisi Day event, as well as an upgrade for the popular Level Agnostic Dungeons.

First up, Erollisi Day returns with new 3 quests, a new recipe book, new items, and rewards. We understand that EQ2 ZAM and EQ2Traders are already working on updating their event guides.

Further Reading: Testing Feedback about Erollisi Day 2015

As for Level Agnostic Dungeons, which have quickly become an enjoyable and rewarding way to gain levels between 20 and 89 in between solo questing sessions, we’ll see a number of fixes to particularly tricky zones and unbalanced situations, and an overall upgrade that opens up the feature to level 94. This leaves Skyshrine for level 95 grinding, Brokenskull Bay for level 96-100 grinding, or for those with the gear, High Keep Contested.

Further Reading: Testing Level Agnostic Dungeon Changes

If you need a laugh, then I encourage you to read the particularly hilarious Test Update Notes: Friday, January 23, 2015.

Yes, we’re pretty late on this news — sorry!

All Access 150% Bonus XP Weekend – Fri Jan 9 @ Noon ~ Sun Jan 11 @ 11:59pm

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From EverQuest2.com:

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Are you still working on leveling an army of characters to 100? Want to see that XP bar move a little quicker? Well, we’ve got some great news! We’re starting the New Year off right with a BIG bonus experience weekend!

What’s better than a 100% (double) bonus XP weekend?  That’s right, a 150% bonusXP weekend! Beginning Friday, Jan 9 at 12:00(noon) PST until Sunday, Jan. 11 at 11:59pm PST, All Access Members will receive 150% bonus Adventure and Tradeskill experience!

What characters will you level this weekend? We’d love to see some images from your adventures around Norrath, so please share them with us on our forums, or on ourFacebook or Twitter pages!

Do you want to take advantage of this big bonus XP weekend? Become a Member now!

Here’s the teaser we got from Holly “Windstalker” Longdale‘s twitter:

150% Bonus XP weekend (Adv/TS exp) for members starting this Friday noon to Sunday night! Wewt! #EQ2

Celebrate the Holidays with Double Personal Status for Members

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From the EQ2 Forums:

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Salutations Everyone!
Are there some status items you’d love to purchase this season, but your personal status points are running a little low? Would you love to make a charitable donation to your guild hall escrow account this holiday? There’s a lot to celebrate this Frostfell, and we’re happy to announce the chance to earn some extra status this season!

Beginning today, December 17th, at 12:00pm (Noon) PST until Sunday, December 28 at 11:59pm PST, All Access Members will earn double personal status. This holiday is too special to celebrate for just one day, so we’re celebrating the season for 12 Days!

Frostfell 2014 is Now Open!

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

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Each year, Frostfell gets even bigger with more quests, more collections, and more recipes with more items you can make for your home. It’s hard not to miss something without a writeup or two and fortunately EQ2 ZAM and EQ2Traders continue to deliver. Meanwhile Lera has fully updated EQ2Furniture to include multiple screenshots of every single house item available in EQ2, including all the new goodies for Frostfell! As of Noon pacific, Frostfell is open for business, and the remaining few EQ2 fan sites are all over this much-anticipated event.

Don’t Miss Out. Sign Up for SOE E-mails Now

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So SOE really really really really really wants all of us to be on their e-mail distribution list. From the EQ2 Forums:

There’s a lot of excitement happening here at SOE. In addition to news and updates about our games, we want to make sure you have the chance to participate in some of the great promotions we have to offer!

This holiday season, one promotion is available through e-mails only. If you want to have the chance to participate, you need to make sure you’re “opted-in” (signed up to receive e-mails from Sony Online Entertainment)! In order to receive our holiday promotion e-mails, you must have this box checked on your account e-mail preferences by Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

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