End of August Sale!

Here's some weekend news from the EverQuest website:

Hail Norrathians!

The heat of summer is slowly beginning to dissipate. Before we know it, a chill and the rustle of leaves 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 those on Ragefire & Lockjaw!)

 

August will be over soon, and so will these discounts. Don’t miss out on this month’s end sale!

Film Friday: Seven New Trailers

Today's videos are quite the mix, with a few PAX Prime teasers included! Watch flicks featuring Diablo III, First Wonder, Full Mojo Rampage, Just Cause 3, the newly announced Lawbreakers, Satellite Reign, and Sword Coast Legends.

PlayStation Plus September Game Collection

September is coming soon and with it is a fresh batch of free PlayStation Plus games! The collection was voted on by PS Plus members and features several games for the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita, available beginning the first Tuesday of the month.

Xbox: September's Free Games

Microsoft's Games with Gold program continues with more great offers for Xbox Live members in September!

Deck Tech: Grand Tournament Theorycrafting

HS Spacewizard is back with another Hearthstone Deck Tech, helping players get an edge each week as he builds, tests and breaks down a new deck.

Downtime - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

US servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 7am PT for an update. EU servers will come down at 9pm PT (5am London Time on August 26th) for their update. Estimated downtime for both sets of servers is approximately one hour. Here are the patch notes:


GENERAL

  • (Full Install only) For those having trouble validating an existing assetslib.vpl file on startup, you can now add ‘cl_force_paklib_create 1’ to your eq2.ini file to force re-creation of this file.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
PvP General

  • Fixed a bug where some guards would get confused when pets start attacking Exiles.

Precipice of Power [Raid]

  • Heart Stutter should no longer hit players outside the raid engaged with Cazic-Thule.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT

  • Fixed a crash issue related to Charm abilities.
  • Focus Aim should no longer spam requires time locked server.

ITEMS

  • Chakram of Souls will now work correctly with thrown item abilities such as Mantis Star.

QUESTS

  • The Veil Hunter can once again be possessed for the quest, Entering the Veil.

Wowhead Weekly Episode 48

Join Panser and Perculia for Wowhead Weekly: Episode 48! This week the ladies discuss the latest PTR updates and BlizzCon.

Is Kunark Coming to Ragefire?

Here's a little weekend news:

The Everquest Community News is asking the question, Is it time to release the Kunark expansion on the Ragefire server? 

It’s that time for the Ragefire progression server… the voting period to unlock the Ruins of Kunark is almost upon us!

Ruins of Kunark

Starting around Midnight Pacific Time on the morning of Monday, August 24, 2015, Ragefire players will be able to vote to unlock Kunark for their server. This vote will last for two weeks. Once the vote starts, any character that is level 30 or higher can go to the Priest of Discord to submit their vote.

The Scrying Pool: Group Challenges

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The Scrying Pool is a Guild Wars 2 column where I simply ask what if? Nothing is off the table as I dive into possible features and future content, looking at what currently exists in Guild Wars 2 before I answer my own what if question with how I think the feature and content could be implemented.

Next weekend is PAX Prime. ArenaNet has announced they will be on the show floor during the weekend as well as host a panel on Saturday morning focused on challenging group content and the Future of GW2. In the last couple of weeks I have talked about the road to the panel as well as what the Future of GW2 portion could be, so this week I’ll dive into the challenging group content side.

Film Friday: Eight New Trailers

In the latest edition of Film Friday, we've collected videos from Adventures of Pip, Doodle God, Dungeon of the Endless, Mad Max, Madden NFL 16, Shards Online, Skylanders Battlecast, and XCOM 2.