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

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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

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

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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

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

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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.

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

Double Personal Status, Guild Status, and Alternative Currency for ALL players — August 23 – 29

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

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From EverQuest2.com:

As August winds to a close, we have doubled up on bonuses for ALL players!

From 12:00PM (Noon) PT on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 through 12:00PM (Noon) PT on Monday, August 29, 2016, everyone in Norrath will receive:

  • Double Personal Status
  • Double Guild Status
  • Double Alternative Currency

All Access Members – This special promotional bonus stacks with your regular member bonus!

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

Kelethin City Festival Returns (August 1-7)

Written by Cyliena on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events, TLE/Prestige Servers

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Set your sights on Greater Faydark because the Kelethin City Festival returns from August 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 August 1st – 11:59pm PT on August 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

Don’t Punt the Gnome… Tinkerfest Returns!

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

Tinkerfest LogoThe cogs are oiled and the steam is rolling out—it’s time for Tinkerfest celebrations! The event runs from 12:01am PT on July 21st through 11:59pm PT on August 3rd. This year features one new collection, new quest reward options for “We Can Rebuild”, as well as more merchant items, Tinkering recipes, and Master Tinkerer blueprints. Previous quests will make their return along with the Aether races in Butcherblock, Great Divide, Lavastorm, and Tenebrous Tangle.

tinkerfest_jumppackThe new Tinkerfest Jump pack!

Niami has posted pictures of the new recipe and merchant items over on EQ2 Traders. The Stormhold TLE server will have a special Tinkerfest themed merchant, a celebrating tinkerer—as well as Shiny Tinkerfest Cog spawns—in Freeport, Qeynos, and Steamfont.


Guide Sections:

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

Wave Two of Summer Ethereals Begin

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

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As of midnight, it appears that Wave Two of Summer Ethereals have begun! As we wrote about earlier this year, rather than weapons, the new Ethereals are Jewelry and Charms. Here’s a post from two weeks ago giving today’s date from Kander:

Wave two starts July 15th. Yes, each wave drops a different item.

We will be doing double Ethereal tokens here some time in future also.

When asked if we’d still be able to buy Wave One items after Wave Two starts, he answered in the affirmative (quoted for posterity):

Yes,

With an overnight change in the items available on the in-game vendor, players have noticed that one new charm has been added — Bonecaster’s Mettle. It is oddly marked FABLED instead of ETHEREAL but can still be resold to the vendor for 15 Ethereal Coins. You’ll note that the existing three pieces of jewelry and three Ethereal Rune adornments (which vary based on your class) remain:

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UPDATE: It looks like this was a glitch as players are once again receiving just one Ethereal reward for completing the daily Ethereal mission.

Interestingly, players have been reporting receiving two rewards instead of one since last night. Some were hoping there would be a Double Coin event, but instead it looks like we’re getting a Double Reward event. Unlike past Ethereal events, this summer’s Summer Ethereals are tied to completing a specific Mission (quest) for a daily zone. The rotation can be viewed in the right column of EQ2 Library.

Gorowyn City Festival Returns (July 1-7)

Written by Cyliena on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

city_festival_gorowynCome visit the shores in Timorous Deep for the Gorowyn City Festival, returning July 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 July 1st – 11:59pm PT on July 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

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.

New items were added to the grottos this month! Check out Niami Denmother‘s preview on EQ2 Traders! This also got an announcement on the EQ2 Forums:

Beginning on June 20th, the moons will align to allow special entry through mushroom ring portals into the Enchanted Grottos, where players will have a chance to partake in quests to that will award tokens. These tokens can be redeemed for items, including 25 NEW items, available through the Grotto Merchants. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the latest additions:

•New Crowns and Circlets to adorn your fair head
•Various foliage, such as the Zavlith’loa Vine Cluster and the Grotto Ficus
•Mushrooms, including the vibrant Purple Cap Mushroom
•And more!

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On Test: Moonlight Enchantments 2016 Update

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

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From Kaitheel on the EQ2 Forums:

Moonlight Enchantments is active on the Test server!

Why, you ask? Because there are 25 new items available through the different grotto merchants!

Jump in and get a sneak peek at these new items available now on Test, before they are live on 6/20. Please post any feedback you might have pertaining to them in this thread.

Moonlight Enchantments runs on live servers the 20th-21st of every month.

Niami Denmother of EQ2Traders has updated her website with a preview of the new items!

New Halas City Festival Returns (June 1-7)

Written by Cyliena on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

city_festival_halasIt’s time to cool off your summer – the New Halas City Festival returns from June 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 June 1st – 11:59pm PT on June 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 Weekend and 40% Off Marketplace for All Access May 27-31

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

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From EverQuest2.com:

Norrathians – are you ready to take advantage of everything this long weekend has to offer?

Beginning at Noon PDT on Friday, May 27, 2016 and continuing until Noon PDT on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, All Access members will receive double XP (Adventure, Tradeskill, and AA)!

Plus, as an added bonus, All Access members will also receive 40% off all marketplace purchases, so pick up those items you’ve been eyeing before the discount ends!

Not an All Access member yet? With bonuses, discounts, access to new content, and more, there’s never been a better time to join!

Time Zone Conversions

  • PDT: Friday May 27 @ Noon — Tuesday May 31 @ Noon
  • EDT: Friday May 27 @ 3:00pm — Tuesday May 31 @ 3:00pm
  • BST: Friday May 27 @ 20:00 — Tuesday May 31 @ 20:00
  • CET: Friday May 27 @ 21:00 — Tuesday May 31 @ 21:00

Members Get DOUBLE Status from May 19 through May 24, 2016

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Live Events

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From the EQ2 Forums:

Members! Want to fill up your status bar? Looking to improve your guild’s status bar? Well, good news! From noon (12:00PM) PDT on Thursday, May 19 through noon (12:00PM) PDT Tuesday, May 24, members can earn DOUBLE PERSONAL STATUS and DOUBLE GUILD STATUS!

ALL servers are included in this special bonus weekend, which means those of you on Stormhold (who are all members already) will get to take advantage of the Double Status.

Being a member has its perks! Not a member yet? Visit www.everquest2.com/membership to learn more!

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