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Mercenary Crates Now 50% Off

Mercenaries not only provide a wide range of utility in your day to day adventures, but look really awesome!  For a limited time you can grab a number of Mercenary crates (some not normally available) in various packs for 50% off!

The following crates are eligible for this discount:

  • Martial Mercenary Crate
  • Archon Mercenary Crate
  • Mindbender Mercenary Crate
  • Songspinner Mercenary Crate
  • Stormcaller Mercenary Crate
  • Crusader Mercenary Crate
  • Gingerbread Mercenary Box

 

These discounts are available in the Marketplace from now until May 1st at 11:59 PDT (06:59 UTC)! Don't miss out! After this sale ends, all of these crates will go back into the Norrathian Vault.

Kander’s Candor - What’s Coming Up In 2017

Greetings Fellow Norrathians!

Just stopping by to give everyone some information on what we have coming this year and some insight on the direction we are going.

Cooperative Competition: Co-opetition!

Come test your mettle in the Proving Grounds. This May we’ll be releasing two new cooperative competition zones that allow groups of up to six to compete against each other in timed races to see who can complete the zones’ challenges first. The fastest times for each round, currently set for seven days, are recorded on a leader board for everyone to ohh and ahh at (and try to beat) until the round ends. The fastest group in each round could possibly win an extra set of rewards, and the acclaim of all their peers. Rewards can be claimed from the victory merchant located in the Proving Grounds lobby. You can bet there will be some Best in Slot items available here to earn for everyone who wants to participate.

Proving Grounds utilize the battleground server technology to allow all players within a region to compete with or against each other. The first of these will be available starting on May 2 with GU103: The Menagerie.

Fallen Gate – New TLE Server

We’re going to be unlocking a new TLE server this year, Fallen Gate. This server will differ from Stormhold, as there won’t be voting and expansion content will open automatically every 12 weeks. There will be an exact schedule for this and you will know exactly what day each expansion will go live. As we get closer to release we will have more information, but we wanted to talk a bit about Heritage Quests on this server. As a benefit for those who play on the new server, so finishing Heritage Quests on Fallen Gate will unlock some cool rewards for your characters on the regular servers. In addition, there are lots of new achievements, titles, and rewards to be earned here for those who are interested.

Kunark Ascending Epilogue Quest

Anyone who has completed their epic 2.0s will have access to this quest and event, which will show them how the story for this expansion wraps itself up (and possibly even some clues as to where we are going). Oh, and everyone who completes the epilogue quest, gets this little gem.

Click below to read more!

Members: How about some Bonus Experience?

Need to catch up or get an alt to max level?  

From 12:01AM PST (Noon)/7:00 UTC on Friday, April 21st, 2017 through 11:59PM PST (Midnight)/7:00 UTC on Thursday, April 27th, 2017, all servers will have bonus experience for All Access Members! This will be applied to Adventure, Tradeskill, and AA.

Make your way to Norrath and end up stronger than ever! 

Not a member yet? Visit https://www.everquest2.com/membership to sign up and enjoy the Double XP!

Moonlight Enchantment is Back

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


Check out our Moonlight Enchantments guide and peek at the rewards!

Update Notes: Tuesday April 18, 2017

US EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 7:00 AM PT (3 PM UTC) for an update. Estimated downtime is less than 2 hours.

All EU servers will come offline at 9:00 PM PT (4 AM UTC April 19th) for this update. Downtime is anticipated to be approximately 2 hours.

Update notes for this downtime can be found in the Game Update Notes forum once they're available.



POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Vaedenmoor: Realm of Despair [Raid]

  • The number of adds in the Raenha, Sister of Remorse encounter should no longer grow for each successful threshold passed.
  • The number of adds in the Raenha, Sister of Remorse encounter required to be killed if the script is failed should no longer grow.
  • Deaths in the Raenha, Sister of Remorse encounter still affect add numbers.
  • Respawn speed on adds in the Raenha, Sister of Remorse encounter are no longer affected by reuse debuffs (in players' favor).
  • All adds in the Raenha encounter now count toward the add count mechanic.

Ruins of Kaesora: Ancient Xalgozian Temple [Raid]

  • Xalgoz should now send a warning message for his event at 5%.

Ssraeshza Temple: Inner Sanctum [Heroic]

  • Stonefang's ability, Shed Scales, no longer targets mercenaries.

ABILITIES

  • Glacial Freeze will no longer reduce the level of a player in duels.

ITEMS

  • Frozen Wall of Recollection's protection value has been brought in line with other TSO raid shields.

QUESTS

  • Case of the Missing Headpiece - Chancellor Thanial Vylardin now updates the quest, even if you are working on the scout Epic 2.0.
  • Zek, the Scourge Wastes - Scourge of the Scourge now updates only when slaying orcs specifically stated by the quest.

STORMHOLD

  • Corrected an issue that reduced auto-attack damage on TLE servers.

Beast’r Egg Hunt Is Here!

Every year when the time is just right, Tunare whispers to the world that Spring is here. Magic overflows, and the flora and fauna rejoice in this season of birth and renewal. Across Norrath, flowers bloom and animals frolic in exuberant celebration.

Inspired by all the spring excitement, Beast’r Eggs have started to hatch and explore the world around them. Some of you may have already spied them hiding around Norrath, and if you’re lucky enough to find one, go interact with it and the egg will become your newest cosmetic pet!

There are 5 different Beast’r Eggs (Frisky, Cheeky, Lovely, Cheery, and Bumbly) and each one has its own unique coloring!

You’ll only be able to find these Beast’r Eggs until 11:59PM PT on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, but if you aren’t able to find one or fill out your collection, never fear! From Thursday, April 20 until 11:59PM PT on Sunday, April 30, they can be found in the Marketplace.

Happy Hunting!

 

Double Ascension Scrolls Until Thurs, April 20

Hail Norrathians, 

Are you working to level up your Ascension classes? If so, you’re in luck because you’ll get TWO Ascension Scrolls every time you visit your Ascension trainer until Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 11:59PM PDT.

Not sure what an Ascension Class is? Check out the full write up on Ascension Classes here.

Not sure where Ascension Trainers are?

  • Chosooth, Thaumaturgist Master - Located in Crusaders' Cave in Obulus Frontier
  • Miragul, Etherealist Master - Located in Nye'Caelona in Obulus Frontier
  • Najena, Elementalist Master - Located in Crusaders' Cave in Obulus Frontier
  • Aranolh Tol'Ren, Terramancer Master - Located in Nye'Caelona in Obulus Frontier

How will YOU take best advantage of double Ascension Scrolls?

Update Notes: Tuesday April 4, 2017

US EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 7:00 AM PT (3 PM UTC) for an update. Estimated downtime is less than 2 hours.

All EU servers will come offline at 9:00 PM PT (4 AM UTC April 5th) for this update. Downtime is anticipated to be approximately 2 hours.

Update notes for this downtime can be found in the Game Update Notes forum once they're available.



POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Raids

  • Adds in most tier 4 encounters have had their combat mitigation reduced.

Vaedenmoor: Heart of Nightmares [Raid]

  • Adds in the Warden of Nightmare encounters have had their respawn timers corrected to intended values.
  • Corrected an issue that occasionally caused 4 adds per round instead of the intended 3 in the Warden of Nightmares encounter.

Lost City of Torsis: The Shrouded Temple [Heroic and Event Heroic]

  • The Mist Reaver's "Smothering Mist" will no longer target mercenaries or pets.

Kaesora: Xalgozian Stronghold [Solo]

  • Over-General Vihgoh will no longer reset when engaged in combat.

ABILITIES

  • Levinbolt will now correctly identify itself when it triggers a combo.
  • Corrected an issue with Granite Protector that caused its combo bonus to immediately dispel after cast.
  • Ranamed the Granite Protector's default attack spell to Battering of Stone to differentiate it from the Protection of Stone ward.

QUESTS

  • Corrected an issue that prevented Illegible Scroll Pages from being granted by mission crates completed within an expert zone.

ITEMS

  • Plate of Sunshine Gems - Item name is now correct.
  • Wicker Basket of Green Beans - Item name is now correct.
  • Chest of Fool's Gold - Item name is now correct.

The City Festival Starts in Qeynos

April is on the horizon and with it the Qeynos festivals returns to Norrath! The festival begins on Apirl 1st at 12:01am PT and runs until April 7th at 11:59pm PT. 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.

Update Notes: Tuesday March 28, 2017


US EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 7:00AM PT (3 PM UTC) for an update. Estimated downtime is less than 2 hours.

All EU servers will come offline at 9:00 PM PT (4 AM UTC March 29th) for this update. Downtime is anticipated to be approximately 2 hours.

Update notes for this downtime can be found in the Game Update Notes forum once they're available.


ZONES / POPULATION
Kaesora: Xalgozian Stronghold [Solo, Heroic, Expert Heroic]
  • Over-General Vihgoh should no longer path into the walls when idle and not being attacked.
ITEMS
  • Monk and Bruiser TSO raid set 6-piece bonus (riposte chance) now stacks properly with their class focus effects.
  • Warlock TSO raid set 2-piece bonus now grants some additional damage to Apocalypse.
  • Several TSO tradeskill items that had a required level of 82 have been correctly set to level 80.
  • Several items in Kurn's Tower have had their stats upgraded slightly to match items from Ward of Elements.
QUESTS
  • Vanishing Act - Damaging "a visage of fear" too quickly will no longer prevent the quest from updating.
ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Shanaira the Prestigious in Arcanna'se Spire: Order and Chaos [Raid] should now correctly update personal achievements.
  • All bosses within Crypt of Dalnir: The Kly Stronghold [Expert-Raid] and Arcanna'se Spire: Order and Chaos [Expert-Raid] should now award flawless achievements.
  • Corrected an issue that caused the guild achievement for defeating Setri Lureth to not update correctly.