Double XP Labor Day Weekend for EQ2: Aug 29 5pm ~ Sep 2 11:59pm PDT

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2

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From Holly “Windstalker” Longdale‘s twitter:

Time Zone Conversions

  • PDT: Thu Aug 29 @ 5:00pm ~ Mon, Sep 2 @ 11:59pm
  • EDT: Thu Aug 29 @ 8:00pm ~ Tue, Sep 3 @ 2:59am
  • BST: Fri Aug 29 @ 1:00 ~ Tue, Sep 3 @ 7:59
  • CET: Fri Aug 30 @ 2:00 ~ Tue, Sep 3 @ 8:59
  • AEST: Fri Aug 29 @ 10:00am ~ Tue, Sep 3 @ 4:59pm

Update with official announcement:

In EverQuest, enjoy Double XP beginning at 5:00pm PDT on Thursday, August 29, through 11:59pm PDT on Monday, September 2, 2013.

EverQuest II players can take advantage of Double Adventure, Tradeskill, AA, and Guild XP from 5:00pm Thursday, August 29, through 11:59pm PDT on Monday, September 2, 2013.

Legends of Norrath will also offer Double XP, from Friday, August 30th at 10am through Tuesday, Sept. 3rd at 10am. Look for the achievements shown in blue in the Loremaster listing on your Profile page to see which ones qualify.

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Comments (15)

  • Mentin

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    So Sony is trying to make us forget EQ2 is being mothballed?

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    • Loch

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      Fairly certain this was pre-planned. It’s a holiday weekend, after all.

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      • Mentin

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        Or maybe they timed the layoffs to be just before the labour weekend to reduce the amount of noise 🙂

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    • Betony

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      The bean counters are in charge. Far easier to have a lay off at end of month, end of quarter or end of fiscal year.

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  • Carnifex

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    Just in time for those that got fired/laid off to power-level some new toons!!! =p

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  • Seffrid

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    (a) this is standard practice for a US holiday weekend.

    (b) there’s no indication that EQ2 is being moth-balled.

    Neither comment should be taken as supporting SOE at this time, the problems they currently face are largely self-inflicted through their decision to make their games appealing to the US players only, and the way in which they conduct their customer management more generally.

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  • Shadowklaw

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    @Mentin do u play eq2 what makes u think it being mothballed. What u think EQN is going to kill Eq2 well Eq2 didn’t kill Eq1 so I know Eq2 will not die to EQN which is about 2 years away I would say I know Landmark would be out first but that is not a Swords and Sorcery MMO it just a Developmental tools and Scenery MMO

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    • Mentin

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      There are degrees of Mothballing.

      It is only natural that as a mmorpg product ages, it will have less players, leading to less income, leading to less developers on it, leading to less new content, leading to less players. It is an ever downgoing cycle as a game ages and its technology gets outdated.

      Vanguard seems to have lost two of three developers with this and truly must be said to be mothballed 🙂

      EQ2 seems to have lost 2 of 5 game designers. While not mothballing at the Vanguard level, that cut in developer resources certainly will hurt coming GUs both in number and content.

      I do play eq2 and I do love it. But that does not mean I am blind to the downward evolution of the game. There are ever less players in game year by year. Less actively raiding guilds on guildprogress.

      A development cut on this scale would have caused mass noise a few years back, yet this time it has been pretty silent. Which is a symptom of less players and less really active players.

      As for EQN, I guess it will be the normal procedure when a new mmorpg launches: part of the population of EQ2 leave for greener pastures, and some of them find out the grass was not so green anyways and come back. But not all come back.

      The launch of EQN-L, EQN and ESO most definitely will contribute to the further attrition of EQ2 player numbers.

      EQ1 has lasted way beyond anyones expectation I think, and I see no signs of immediate shutdown of EQ2 either. Vanguard might be on life support though.

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      • mizgamer62

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        Unfortunate, but accurately stated.

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      • Noctew

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        Well…more like 1.5 designers (I think Patherpanchali was shared with EQ) plus ” another name which I absolutely cannot report” (Feldon on the Flames Forum).

        Confirmed still there (because they’re still posting on the forum): Endymion, Fyreflyte, Kaitheel, Extemper, Kander, Caith and Chrol.

        Unknown status: Zoltaroth.

        Gone: Gninja, Patherpanchali

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        • Mentin

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          Note: Designers not coders.

          At least some of those you mention are coders.

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        • Dedith

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          Zoltaroth is on vacation, and I hear he’s to stay.

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  • Deeznutz

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    @Shadowklaw

    , . ? !

    Those are some basic examples of punctuation. Perhaps you should learn what they are used for…

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    • Landiin

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      Perhaps you should learn now to use the reply button/link…

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      • Landiin

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        HAHA how! That kids, is why you should never point fingers.

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