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Final Fantasy XI
Job Adjustments

 Though the August version update is still a ways off, Square Enix is sparing no expense in enticing players, for several new job adjustments for Final Fantasy XI have been announced! Among the planned changes include a new job trait for Warriors, Paladins, Rune Fencers, and Ninjas, adjustments to enmity generation by various actions and gear, increasing the potency of Blue Mage and Geomancer spells, increases to automaton weapon skill damage for Puppetmasters, and much more!

What do you think is the biggest adjustment planned? Let us know all about it over on the ZAM forums!

EverQuest II
Downtime - Tuesday, July 29, 2014

All servers will come down on July 29th, 2014 at 7:00 AM Pacific Time for an update. The expected downtime is approximately two hours.

This is separate from the SOE-wide maintenance which will happen around 3am Pacific time.

The patch notes are below.

General News
SOE Maintenance Notice: July 29, 2014

Sony Online Entertainment has announced a maintenance period:

Attention players: we will perform maintenance beginning at 3:00 AM PDT* on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. We expect this maintenance to take approximately two hours. This will impact the following SOE services:

  • Commerce functions, including purchases
  • Game, web and forum logins

This is separate from any game patches, which usually happen later in the day.

Wildstar
WildStar Trial Key Giveaway

Carbine and ZAM have teamed up to bring you an out-of-this-world week-long WildStar trial! All you need to do is login to your free ZAM account to claim one—but don't wait, these codes will go fast!

Wildstar
Nexus Talk Episode 63: Launch Comparisons

Nexus Talk Episode 63 is here and this week Richie Procopio dives into a bit of a sensitive topic and compares WildStar's launch to that of World of Warcraft back in the day. Is the age-gap between the two games too long to compare, or is there some justification in comparing the two? Find out what Richie thinks in this week's episode!

EverQuest Next Landmark
Landmark Founder Pack Discounts: Right or Wrong?

Sony Online Entertainment launched a 48-hour Steam sale on their Landmark Founder's Packs yesterday. According to the official forums (as well as reddit and Twitter), this sale left a bitter taste in some people's mouths.

When it comes to controversial topics such as this (especially as an active member in SOE's gaming community), I try to be fair and see it from both sides of the coin. Sometimes we need to take a deep breath and put down the pitchfork for a moment, while other times we are completely justified in feeling wronged and slighted. Unfortunately, this sale seems to fall in a grey area no matter how I look at it.

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Free: The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection

Free things are great. Free games are even better.

Until July 31st at 1PM Eastern, you can grab The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection for free – because why not! You don't need to have Origin installed, just an account. So, here's what to do: