EverQuest II: Unscheduled Downtime

EverQuest II has announced an unscheduled downtime this evening:

We'll be bringing US servers offline shortly to resolve some outstanding issues. The servers are estimated to be unavailable for approximately one hour

Holly Longdate, EQII Senior Producer, has been giving updates via Twitter. The latest said:

Servers are coming down shortly (within 20min). Downtime broadcasts are in-game also. Should be down for about an hour.

You can check EQ2 Server Status here.

EverQuest II: Get Ready for 100!

Sony Online Entertainment has announced a "Get Ready for 100" bonus program to ramp up for the next EverQuest II expansion, Altar of Malice! Beginning Tuesday, October 7 at 12:00pm PDT and running through Monday, November 10 at 11:59pm PDT, players can receive bonus experience, double Etyma, and a chance to obtain some awesome items in game!

EverQuest II Downtime Tuesday, October 7, 2014

All US EverQuest II Live Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7:00 AM PDT, wiith a one hour estimated downtime. All EU EverQuest II Live Serverswill be brought offline on Tuesday, October, 2014 at 7:00 AM PDT (3:00 PM London Time), with an estimated downtime of two hours.

The patch notes are below.

SOE Maintenance: October 8, 2014

Sony Online Entertainment has announced a system-wide maintenance on October 8, 2014. Account and commerce maintenance will begin at 6:00 AM PDT on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, and is excpected to take less than two hours. Actual downtime for services should only last 15-20 minutes within this maintenance window.

This will impact the following SOE services:

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

Here's our handy Time Zone Conversion Tool to help you plan.

Double Personal Status Weekend

EverQuest II All-Access Members will enjoy double personal status this weekend!

The Members-Only double personal status bonus begins Friday, October 3rd at 12:00pm PDT, and runs through Monday, October 6 at 11:59pm PDT. Double personal status will also be reflected when your guild gets its cut!

Join the discussion about the bonus on the official forums.

Qeynos City Festival: October 1 - 7

October has arrived and with it the Qeynos City Festival returns to Norrath! The festival will run through October 7th at 11:59pm PDT. It can be found near the bridge to North Qeynos in Antonica. Visit the Far Seas caravan merchants to see all of the local specialities and other festival goods.

An Aether Race will also be available in Antonica during the festival. Participate and achieve a time of 134 seconds or less to earn the Bridge Buzzer prefix title! Begin the race by speaking to the referee near the Coldwind Point Lighthouse.

SOE Maintenance September 25, 2014

Sony Online Entertainment will perform maintenance beginning at 7:00 AM PDT on Thursday, September 25, 2014. The maintenance is expected to last about two hours. This will impact the following SOE services:

  • Game servers may sporadically lose connection across all games
  • Commerce functions, including purchases for all games
  • Game, web and forum logins for all games

Here's our handy time zone converter to help you plan.

Downtime - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

All servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:00 AM PDT. The servers are estimated to be unavailable for approximately one hour. This update includes the performance updates discussed on the official forums. Patch notes are available after the jump.

Moonlight Enchantments Start Tonight!

The monthly live event Moonlight Enchantments starts tonight! The grottos will open on the 20th at 12:01am PDT and close on the 21st at 11:59pm PDT. The time applies directly with no conversion to all servers. Check out our Moonlight Enchantments guide and peek at the rewards!

Don't forget there's a Member's-Only Double Experience Weekend starting at Noon PT Friday! 

EverQuest II: Altar of Malice Zone Preview

EverQuest II: Altar of Malice is slated to launch on November 11th for All Access players and November 25th for F2P players. Following the wake of the Ages End saga, players will enter the Shattered Seas to discover what has befallen the Far Seas Trading Company and what mysteries lie in the turmoil waters.