Server Downtime: Tues, Sept 29 @ 7AM PDT — Drunder is now F2P

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

US Servers: 7:00~9:00am PDT | 10:00am~Noon EDT | 15:00~17:00 BST | 16:00~18:00 CET

EU Servers: 9:00~10:00pm PDT | 12:00~1:00am EDT | 05:00~06:00 BST | 06:00~07:00 CET

So it used to require a subscription for Banned EQ2 players to keep playing on the EQ2 “prison server” of Drunder. Not after today. Alas, there’s no way to get a sense of how many players are on Drunder. Census currently hides this information. SOE’s policy used to be “no Naming and Shaming” but in the last year or so the PlanetSide 2 and H1Z1 teams have no problem drawing attention to banned players, even mentioning them BY NAME in-game using server announcements. The question is, would players banished to Drunder take this as another opportunity to seek attention?

It looks like we can expect two hours of downtime for US servers for today’s update, presumably some housekeeping to get ready for the Server Merge/Migration. Today’s downtime also coincides with a Daybreak-wide maintenance which will take two-to-four (or more) hours.

From the EQ2 Forums:

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Precipice of Power [Raid]

  • Daerial’s Underfoot Portal will now be passed on to a new player once the previous one is rendered inert instead of despawning.
  • Cazic-Thule’s Touch of Fear spell has had its range lowered to his island only.

QUESTS

  • An Eye for Power – Frosthorn minotaurs have returned to the Jagged Plains in Everfrost, despite the Sundered Ground nearby.

DRUNDER

  • Server no longer requires a Membership.

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Comments (6)

  • milliebii

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    I wonder what caused the change to Drunder?
    Some legal issue perhaps?
    After all imposing a fee as a double punishment without an appeal process may have been seen as a denial of natural justice, or a failure of administrative fairness.

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    • Mermut

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      They’ve stated that there IS an appeal process. That’s why characters are copied, not moved, to Drunder. So if there is a mistake or ‘rehab’ they go back to the characters on the live server, without anything from Drunder.

      Reply

  • somePerson

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    So is Drunder PvP or PvE ?

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  • madrat

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    so do we have any clue on when the mergers are going to happen. They said at the end of the month and well here it is.

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    • Iadien

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      It was moved to next month.

      Holly, “More to come when we have it. We are looking at October, but before the expansion release.”

      Reply

  • Malade

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    Looks like they pulled the trigger early.

    Reply

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