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

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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!

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From Holly “Windstalker” Longdale on Twitter:

The Return of the Heroes Festival — Nov 6 til Nov 16

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

From the EQ2 Forums:

Norrathians! It is time once again to come together and celebrate all the years of questing, raiding, tradeskilling, house decorating, and socializing that we’ve shared. Come join the fun in the cities of Qeynos and Freeport!

There are new festival and Mischeva Event items available this year for either Tokens of Heroism or Micheva’s Tribute. Check with the Heroes’ Festival merchants in Freeport and Qeynos for items such as the “Final Dance of the Fey” or the various Aetoek and Enoxus Replicas.

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Freeport City Festival Returns (November 1-7)

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

city_festival_freeportAll 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.

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

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

Double Status for Members: October 16-18, 2015

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From Dexella on the EQ2 Forums:

How’s everyone enjoying the FALL FRENZY? We’ve got another bonus for All Access members this weekend!

From 12:00PM (Noon) PDT on Friday, October 16 through 12:00PM (Noon) PDT on Sunday, October 18, All Access Members can get DOUBLE STATUS. The bonus will be available on all servers (including TLEs).

Hop into game and enjoy the bonus! Remember, Fall Frenzy is leading up to Terrors of Thalumbra. Have you pre-ordered your copy yet?

NOTE: This is, in effect, Double Guild XP.

Bonus XP: Monday, Oct 12 – Friday, Oct 16, 2015

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

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From the EQ2 Forums:

How about some weekday BONUS EXPERIENCE for our All-Access members?

The +100% experience bonus for Adventure, Tradeskill and AA XP will turn on at noon PDT* on Monday, October 12, 2015and run until noon PDT on Friday, October 16, 2015!

Bonus XP will be available for All Access members on all traditional servers. While the bonus will not be available on Stormhold and Deathtoll, there are still exciting adventures awaiting All Access members on those special servers. Remember, you must be a member to access Time-Locked Expansion servers.

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

Nights of the Dead: A Comprehensive Guide

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

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

The event runs from 12:01am PT on Thursday, October 8, 2015 (3:01am ET) and concludes at 11:59pm PT on Monday, November 2, 2015 (2:59am ET on Nov 3rd). TLE servers are excluded from world events.

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

Credits

Daybreak Games Tricks and Treats 2015 — Game Card Giveaway!

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

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From the EQ2 Forums:

Ghosts and goblins, pumpkins and poltergeists, bats and broomsticks… it’s Halloween time here at Daybreak! We’ve got special themed in-game activities, new Marketplace treats, and a chance to win some Daybreak Cash – no tricks!

Daybreak Halloween Promotion: $25 Daybreak Cash Card Giveaway!

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New Daybreak game cards will be hitting the shelves of U.S. retailers this month, and we want to give some away! We’ll randomly select ten (10) winners to each receive a $25 Daybreak Cash Card.

Here’s what you need to do:

Qeynos City Festival Returns (October 1-7)

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

city_festival_qeynosIt’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.

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

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 | EQ2 Design Gallery

“Sundered Ground” Prelude Event is Now Live Until November 3rd!

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Expansion News, Live Events

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The second prelude quest leading up to EverQuest II’s twelfth expansion is now activated on all non-TLE EQ2 servers. This quest appeared on Test servers for several days and the discussion thread may be helpful to those looking for clues how to complete the quest.

Interestingly, the quest references the underground cities of Moradhim and Klik’anon which appeared in the now-sunsetted PS2 exclusive EverQuest Online Adventures (EQOA), which predates both EverQuest and EverQuest II. Moradhim and Klik’anon were the player starting cities of the Dwarves and Gnomes, respectively.

The good version of this prelude quest is Sundered Ground, an Investigation for the Order of Arcane while the evil version is Sundered Ground, an Investigation for The Spurned. Niami Denmother of EQ2Traders has also posted a Sundered Ground preview on her site. Completing either of these quests awards the title “the Undertok Dismantler“, status, and the recipe book [eq2u]Building on Sundered Ground[/eq2u] which makes a variety of stone house items.

Bonus XP All Week Long! — Friday, Sept 18 – Friday, Sept 25

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From the EQ2 Forums:

What if we told you that we’re offering DOUBLE EXPERIENCE to our All-Access members for a whole week?

The double experience bonus for Adventure, Tradeskill and AA XP will turn on at noon PDT* on Friday, September 18, 2015 and will last a full week! This means you have until noon PDT on Friday, September 25, 2015 to fill up those XP bars!

The Double XP bonuses will be available for All Access members on all traditional servers. While the bonus will not be available on Stormhold and Deathtoll, there are still exciting adventures awaiting All Access members on those special servers. Remember, you must be a member to access Time-Locked Expansion servers.

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

Bonus XP Weekend – September 5-7th

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All day Saturday, Sunday, and Monday this Labor Day weekend, All Access customers will get to enjoy 100% Bonus XP on non-TLE servers.
From the EQ2 Forums:

This weekend is a great time to be an All Access member! Why? Because you’ll get DOUBLE XP (Adventure, Tradeskill, AA) all weekend long! The Double XP bonus will turn on at 12:01AM PDT on Saturday, September 5th and will last three full days. This means you have until 11:59PM PDT on Monday, September 7 to fill up those XP bars!

The Double XP bonuses will be available for All Access members on all traditional servers. While the bonus will not be available on Stormhold and Deathtoll, there are still mighty adventures awaiting All Access members there. Remember, you must be a member to access those special servers.

Not a member yet? Now’s the time to sign up: https://www.everquest2.com/membership

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