Bonus Ethereal Coins and New Marketplace Bags

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From EverQuest2.com:

Look to the Marketplace for new items that are available starting today! Also, members will earn bonus Ethereal coins until Monday, July 25.

As of this patch, players now have the ability to display a quiver appearance in-game! Look to the Marketplace under bags > quivers for new items that let you show off your interest in archery! Quivers are priced at 1299DBC.

Also, new bags are available in the Marketplace on all servers! 66-slot bags of a variety of appearances are available for 999DBC. Regular 50-slot bags can be purchased for 599DBC.

Double Ethereal Coins

Summer 2016 Ethereals are in full swing! If you’re not familiar with this year’s Ethereal event, check out the post here.

Members earn DOUBLE Ethereal Coins until Monday, July 25, 2016 at 11:59PM PDT.

Not currently a member? All Access membership has its perks!

Commentary

Previously, there were only a few ways to get bags with more than 63 slots — the Claws of Veeshan bag for attending SOE Live 2014, the Rallic Pack from doing the Tuesday Daily Tradeskill Mission in Tranquil Seas, and Naylie’s Nebulous Newsbag from completing the Guide quest “Nebulous Newsies“, or if you purchased the Terrors of Thalumbra Collector’s Edition for $89.99. With today’s Marketplace update, it looks like anyone can now buy 66-slot bags for $10. While it’s possible to acquire two of these convenience items through gameplay, if you want more, there’s only one choice.

Terrors of Thalumbra Expansion Now Available for Daybreak Cash

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From EverQuest2.com:

Are you ready for another adventure this summer? Have you been waiting to pick up the most recent expansion, Terrors of Thalumbra? Now is a great time to get it! Why? For the first time, Terrors of Thalumbra is available to purchase with credit card or with Daybreak Cash!

EverQuest II: Terrors of Thalumbra is now available for $34.99 or 3499 DBC (Standard Edition), $89.99 or 8999 DBC (Collector’s Edition), and $139.99 or 13999 DBC (Premium Edition).

Appearance Quivers Come to EQ2 Marketplace

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One of the appearance items which EQ2 players have requested over the years are Quivers. With a ranger as my main character, it’s fine to travel with an appearance bow on my back, but my preference would be a quiver. Starting tonight, the [eq2u]Scourge Watchman’s Quiver[/eq2u] is now available for purchase from the Marketplace for a price of 1299 DBC. It holds 26 stacks of ammo (it currently only accepts arrows but will be updated to hold thrown ammo in a future update).

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After equipping the quiver, a new option becomes available in the Character Options tab under Back Gear. I already have a Claws of Veeshan backpack (from attending SOE Live) and Rallic Pack (for completing the Tradeskill daily in Altar of Malice). Now I have another option as shown…

40% Off Marketplace, Double Status, and Double Guild Status for All Access — July 1-5

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From the EQ2 Forums:

Looking to snag yourself some items from the marketplace? Members will receive a 40% marketplace discount for all items from 12 PM PT on Friday July 1, 2016 until 12PM PT on Tuesday, July 5, 2016!

All Access members will be awarded double personal status AND double guild status for the duration of the extended weekend!

Please note that double status will not be included for items purchased from vendors or the Marketplace.

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

Daybreak Games Sunsetting Legends of Norrath, Planetside 1 on August 17

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Launched September 5, 2007, Legends of Norrath began Sony Online Entertainment’s love affair with online trading card games. With solo and multiplayer game scenarios, players were encouraged to buy LoN card packs to build decks and play to complete achievements and for bragging rights. Gameplay took its cues from its real-life counterpart Magic the Gathering, although with Legends of Norrath, no physical cards were sent out — everything is virtual.

Premium Highhold and Skyshrine Capital Guild Halls Available Starting At $350

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From EverQuest2.com:

Norrathians – it’s time to team up with your guildmates to unlock access to the new Highhold Guild Hall and Skyshrine Capital Guild Hall!

These two guild halls may be earned by purchasing guild tickets from the Marketplace [for $1 or 100DBC each]. Anyone within a guild may purchase and make use of these guild tickets. Each ticket increases the count on the guild medal, and once 350 (for Highhold) or 400 (for Skyshrine Capital) total tickets have been used, the medal is granted and the guild will have access to purchase that guild hall from the guild bells in Antonica or Commonlands. Both guild halls also require a guild of level 30 or above.

Grabbed too many guild tickets? They can also be sold on the broker or sold for status!

PLUS, the Skyshrine Capital Guild Hall has a bonus amenity available – the chrono echo of a dragon! Members of the guild that owns the hall may find that she grants a special bonus to them.

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Update: Bloodguts has posted what the reward is:

For anyone wondering what the special bonus item you get from being an owner of the Skyshrine Guild Hall, it’s a Filled Experience Vial (200,000 Adventure Experience)

Instead of being no-value only, it’s Lore/No-Value/No-Trade version. That can only be picked up we believe is every 24 hours once. Not worth the $400 dollars it took to purchase.

NOTE: Unlike all other prestige housing, these two new guild halls require the full upkeep cost of a regular guild hall, plus any amenities.

Legends of Norrath “Loot Packs” Now Available on the Marketplace

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Towards the end of the Spring Update Livestream, we were informed that we’d gain the ability to acquire Legends of Norrath Loot Cards rather than the current process of buying and unwrapping dozens of Legends of Norrath game packs hoping to get lucky. The Legends of Norrath card game was recently unbundled from the EQ and EQ2 clients and now requires a standalone download and install.

Today comes the news that Legends of Norrath “Loot Packs” are now available for purchase from the Marketplace. However rather than providing a choice of specific loot, each pack contains two random loot items. Like the Mercenary Packs, Burbur Baskets, the new LoN Loot Packs continue a trend of chance over choice. On the plus side, the loot items are tradeable on the Broker as one player found out. Even if you don’t believe in gambling, you’ll still be able to acquire items from those who do.

From the EverQuestII Twitter:

Legends of Norrath Loot Packs are now available!  What loot are you chasing?

The announcement on the EQ2 Forums is not up yet, but a similar announcement on the EQ Forums gives some details:

Legend of the Jarsath Destroyer is the newest Legends of Norrath loot pack. Like previous packs, each “Legend of the Jarsath Destroyer” pack costs 999 DBC and contains two (2) random loot rewards that were originally available in Legends of Norrath. The Legend of the Jarsath Destroyer packs include loot that was previous available from LON sets: The Jarsath Destroyer, Fall of the Estarim, Debt of the Ratonga, and Drakkinshard.

I was hoping to login and see a new Marketplace category that would allow me to buy the exact items I want at a fair price. It will be interesting to see how many people partake of these Loot packs.

May 2016 Producer’s Letter: Prestige Servers, Premium Guild Halls, Fabled Fallen Dynasty, Summer Ethereals, and More

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From the EQ2 Forums:

Happy Springtime, Norrathians!

Time is zipping by as usual! I wanted to drop in and let you know what we’ve been up to.

As you continue with the Terrors of Thalumbra expansion and take part in GU100, the team has been toiling away on future plans. And what are those? Well….

By the end of June we are going to introduce two new servers! We wanted to hear what kind of servers the community wanted so we recently ran an in-game survey. Given the results, we decided to launch two servers, each with different rules. There will be details coming soon, but here’s the summary:

Marketplace: New Mercenary Crates and Ultra Rare Mercenary

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From Laylaih on the EQ2 Forums:

New Mercenary Crates are now available in the Marketplace starting today, April 28th, 2016!

The new Stormcaller series features mercenaries who are fashioned after the ever-popular Perrin Wanderhoof, and they use Fury class abilities! There are 10 new appearances for this popular mercenary, including some very unique and sought-after versions like this fierce warrior:

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Buy 5 Krono and Save! [December 11-December 13]

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From the EQ2 Forums:

For the first time, we’re putting the most popular pack of Krono – the 5 Krono pack – on sale! Beginning at 12:00AM PST on Friday, December 11 through 11:59PM PST on Sunday, December 13, you’ll be able to purchase the bundle of 5 Krono for only $69.99 USD*.

Currently available in EverQuest and EverQuest II, Krono are in-game objects that can be redeemed for 30 days of membership time. They may be purchased from the Daybreak marketplace for real money only, or from other players via the broker or private trades for in-game currency.

The Krono sale will be happening via the in-game marketplaces in EverQuest and EverQuest II, and on the web. For questions about Krono, visit the FAQ on either www.everquest.com/krono or www.everquest2.com/krono.

*International currency prices may vary.

Commentary

The normal price for five Krono (redeemable for 30 days of All Access non-recurring subscriotion) is $84.99 which works out to $16.99 a month, a buck off the single Krono price. With this sale, Krono are going for $13.99, at least if you live in the USA.  A player in Sweden reported that the price of 5 Krono has actually gone UP with today’s sale.

Mercenary Bundles On Sale Friday Nov 27 – Sunday Nov 29

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A few months back, Mercenary Packs were made available from the EQ2 Marketplace, giving players a chance to acquire their mercenary of choice. They are made available in packs of 3 or 7. This weekend, these packs are now on sale. From the EQ2 Forums:

From 12:01AM on Friday, November 27th through 11:59PM on Sunday, November 29th, all Mercenary Packs will be on sale in the EverQuest II Marketplace for 50% Off! Don’t go into holiday battles alone; have a merc by your side!

Read More on the EQ2 Forums, including details of today’s 25% off StationCash sale.

Daybreak Games Black Friday/Cyber Monday Details

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For those rare few of you who got Daybreak Games’ e-mail about the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals (I did not, and one other person I spoke to only got ONE e-mail despite having 7 accounts), this will be old news. For everyone else, it looks like Daybreak Cash will be 25% off on Black Friday (November 27, 2015) and you’ll be able to get three months of All Access for just $29.99 on Cyber Monday (November 30, 2015).

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New Daybreak Game Cards Coming October 12th

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When Sony Online Entertainment became Daybreak Games in February, the 30-day/2000SC StationCash cards were discontinued and went out of production. Next week, the replacement DaybreakCash cards will be reaching retail stores. Interestingly, the new cards come in $25 and $50 denominations.

The snazzy new DaybreakCash website is a little vague on how these cards work for All Access subscription time. Fortunately we’ve learned through followup posts by Dexella that these new cards can redeemed for 30-day All Access subscriptions, DaybreakCash, or a mixture of the two. It will be interesting to see exactly how granular this control is (can a $25 card grant 50 days of All Access subscription?).

From the EQ2 Forums:

Beginning the week of October 12th, you will see the new Daybreak game cards at U.S. Best Buy, GameStop, and Toys R Us retailers. In November, the cards are scheduled to be available in Target locations across the U.S.

The new cash cards will come in two denominations: $25 and $50. There are four card designs in all and every retailer will get multiple copies of each card design. Collect the whole set!

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Daybreak Cash is the in-game currency that unlocks thousands of cool items, services, and adventures in your favorite Daybreak Games. We appreciate your patience while we roll out these new cards, and we hope you enjoy them!

Nights of the Dead Marketplace Items Now Available

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From Dexella on the EQ2 Forums:

There’s a chill in the air that can only mean one thing… Night of the Dead is about to return to Norrath! To prepare yourself for the arrival of ghould and ghosts, peruse the new spooky delights available in the in-game Marketplace! Here are just a few of the items available to get your in the spirit of things:

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Personal Estate of Unrest

Who would dare reside in such a place? And what sort of horrors might be waiting in the rooms within? Find out by purchasing this Personal Estate of Unrest! Those screams sound like you’ll be hosting one killer Nights of the Dead party this year…

Daybreak Games Tricks and Treats 2015 — Game Card Giveaway!

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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:

Time-Locked Expansion Server Marketplace Sale Through October 1, 2015

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From Windstalker’s twitter:

From the EQ2 Forums:

Time-Locked Expansion server players rejoice, because you’ll get 35% Off items in the Marketplace until noon PDT* on Thursday, October 1, 2015!

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What items will you pick up from the Marketplace during this period of huge savings on Stormhold and Deathtoll?

50% Off Altar of Malice & Rum Cellar for a Limited Time, Includes AoM:CE!

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EverQuest II’s twelfth expansion, coming in mid-November, will include the Altar of Malice expansion and Rum Cellar campaign. If you have recently resumed playing and can’t wait until then to play all this level 95-100 content, then now’s your chance to grab them at a 50% discount.

But perhaps the biggest audience for today’s 50% discount will be those players who missed out on the Striped Savage Pterodon mount, Elite Battle-Mystic Mercenary, 3 Gems of Armor Advancement, Prehistoric House Pet, and Mage Tower teleporter item for your house. If so, then the next two weeks are your last chance to get these items. This is the first time that the Altar of Malice Collector’s Edition has been discounted. Here’s the original announcement about what came with this release.

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and here’s today’s announcement from the EQ2 Forums:

End of August LoN & XP Pot Marketplace Sale, LoN Pack Redeeming Issues

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Legends of Norrath hasn’t had a development team at SOE/DGC for a couple of years now, and the LoN forums were blown away by RadarX earlier this year without explanation, however the game continues to have diehard fans (including EQ2Talk’s Dellmon). This weekend, a Marketplace sale is being held for Legends of Norrrath booster packs and bundles as well as XP and Vitality potions for EQ2.

One problem: Legends of Norrath players are running into an issue where they are blocked from redeeming more than a few Legends of Norrath card packs after having purchased them.

UPDATE: Windstalker is now personally looking into this issue of being blocked from redeeming packs:

It looks like our fraud detection software got a little overloaded with LoN redemption over the weekend and some folks may have been unfairly flagged as fraudulent claimers. Our CS Team is aware of the issue and will work on it asap.

From Daybreak Games Content & Social Media Manager Dexella on the EQ2 Forums:

Hail Norrathians!

The heat of summer is slowly beginning to dissipate. Before we know it, the rustle of leaves and the chill of Nights of the Dead will fill the air, and soon after, the jingle of Santa Glug’s sleigh will be heard…

But summer has not left us yet! And to savor the last bits of August, there is a SALE this weekend in the Marketplace.

From 12:00PM (Noon) Pacific on Friday, August 28, 2015 through 12:00PM (Noon) Pacific on Monday, August 31, 2015 the following will be available at deep discounts:

  • Legends of Norrath booster packs
  • Legends of Norrath booster bundles
  • XP Potions (including Vitality Potions on Stormhold & Deathtoll!)

EQ2 player Blade Parker reported the issue with being unable to redeem packs:

“You have been blocked from redeeming loot. Please contact support if you have any questions.”

I am receiving this error when trying to redeem my LoN loot. Is there any chance I can have my ticket addressed and be unblocked before the sale is over? I don’t really want to buy anymore if I’m not allowed to claim the loot. Thanks.

Alas Customer Service ticket response times are in the 5-7 days range, and all most of Daybreak Games’ Community team are currently in Seattle at PAX Prime, so there’s zero  little chance this will be resolved before the sale ends.

Norrathian Vault Releases Bunch of $25 Mounts Until Sept 8th

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The Disney Norrath Vault is open and some 36 mounts which were previously only available from Legends of Norrath and other rare means are now available in the EQ2 Marketplace (most are also available on the Time-Locked Expansion servers) for just two weeks or until September 8th.

From the EQ2 Forums:

New Marketplace mounts are now available on all servers (INCLUDING the Time-Locked Expansion servers) for a limited time.

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Look for these under the “Limited-Time Mounts” tab in the Marketplace. These can be purchased for 2499 Daybreak cash. Don’t hesitate, because all of these mounts will be retired to the Norrathian vault at noon PDT on Tuesday, September 8, 2015!

Which of these mounts are you most excited for?

Disappointed by a single screenshot? So were we, so we took screenshots of all of them….

TLE Personal Harvest Stashes to Get a Boost

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The EQ2 team are slowly unlocking various creature comforts on the Time-Locked Expansion servers, including a few fluff Marketplace items, while Veteran Rewards and XP/Vitality potions currently remain off-limits. Some of these items were the subject of an in-game poll.

One of the items that got the thumbs up from players were Personal Harvest Depots/Stashes for player housing (Guild Halls remain unavailable, possibly forever). Players were disappointed at the status cost and the very limited number of slots (30) stored by the 1,000 DBC ($10) item. Fortunately, we can expect an improvement to these items.

From Caith on the EQ2 Forums:

We’ll be upping the numbers on the harvest depots in the next hotfix, at the same time as removing the errant status and rent increase on them.

There will also be new depots with the current capacity made available, appropriately priced.

Update Notes: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 – Fabled Echoes of Faydwer and Un-Deleting Items & Characters

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Downtime Notice

US EverQuest II Live Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 7:00AM PDT* for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately two hours.

EU EverQuest II Live Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 7:00AM PDT* for an update. (Approx. 3:00PM London Time on June 23, 2015). Estimated downtime is two hours.

Echoes of Faydwer Fabled (Level 100)

That was fast! After a week on the Beta and Test servers, the Echoes of Faydwer Fabled solo and group dungeons plus a raid zone are patching live tomorrow, providing new content for level 100 players. These new zones also drop this summer’s Ethereal weapons which are on a 30-day rotation as previously mentioned.

Un-Deleting Characters and Items

For the first 15 years of its history, SOE has been known for its exemplary customer service which included the extraordinary safety net of recovering deleted and transmuted items as well as deleted characters (sometimes due to hacked accounts). In the aftermath of recent changes within the company in its transition to Daybreak Games, we’ve seen petition times jump to 3-6 days, and cutbacks on what support events are covered, particularly on deleted characters. It’s our understanding that restoring a hacked account can take several hours of painstaking reconstruction and digging through log files.

With tomorrow’s update, players who mistakenly Delete an Item or Character will now be able to restore them for Daybreak Cash. Player opinion has been rancorous and divided on this issue. On one side, players are castigated for their carelessness with the delete button or use of weak passwords, while others are quick to remind us EverQuest II is not a free game and most pay a monthly subscription, plus Campaigns and/or Expansions and surely there is enough room under that umbrella for this safety net.

Who Let The Ducks Out? Quack Quack Quack Quack!

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Last summer, EQ2 player Errrorr created a thread championing a new type of player mount — ducks. For forty-three pages, hilarity ensued. However the thread was put to bed by lead animator Tom “ttobey” Tobey in January of this year when it became clear from higher ups that we’d likely never get such a mount. Theories were bandied about that sales of the bunny mounts had not been sufficient to justify their development effort. It may have been felt that these more frivolous and genre-bending mounts just didn’t resonate with players. Personally I stick with flying appearance mounts so I don’t lose the stats of my primary flying mount. Equipping a bunny mount would cost me significant benefits for my character. Further analysis of the timing of events would suggest another possible reason why duck mounts were initially shot down. But either way, fast forward three months and duck mounts are now a reality!

NOTE: Yellow duck mounts will ONLY be available for two weeks (until May 19th, 2015).

From the EQ2 Forums:

What’s quackin’, Norrathians?

It’s been a long time coming, but the moment many of you have been waiting for has FINALLY hatched… duck mounts are now available in the Marketplace!

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