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#1 Jul 20 2010 at 6:25 PM Rating: Excellent
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There is always a lot of questions on what to do when you're new or recently returned. One of our big focuses is improving our guides and quest pages to make them the best resources out there. Even older players can appreciate a hub of information sometimes! Smiley: nod If you have any suggestions for links to add or about a guide you think needs improvement, let us know!

As always, the latest game news is available on our main page. Our wikibase main page also has lots of handy links.

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EverQuest II launched Free-to-Play on December 6, 2011. Check out SOE's F2P FAQ, the Membership Matrix and ZAM's Returning Player Free-to-Play FAQ for more information!

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While we're happy to try and help you out on our forums, we unfortunately don't have the answers to everything. You can contact SOE support at http://www.soe.com/support/ and click on "View Your Service History" and then "Open a Support Ticket". Alternately, you can also post on SOE's tech support forums.


Latest Expansion & Game Update
*Altar of Malice (November 11, 2014)
*Tears of Veeshan (GU68) (November 12, 2013)
*Game Update 67: Darkness Dawns (July 23, 2013)
*Game Update 66: Scars of the Awakened (April 30, 2013)
*Chains of Eternity (GU65) (November 13, 2012)
*Game Update 64: Qeynos Rises (July 24, 2012)


*Altar of Malice Launch Article & Guide Links
*The Aerakyn Are Coming!
*Altar of Malice Expansion Goodies
*All SOE Live 2014 Articles & Recaps
*Tears of Veeshan Launch Article & ZAM Recap
*GU67 Darkness Dawns Overview
*GU66 Preview: Adventuring in the Scar
*Chains of Eternity Launch article and video
*GU64 Preview of the Qeynos revamp
*GU63 Preview of Withered Lands
*All Age of Discovery/GU62 Guides
*All Destiny of Velious Guides


Account Changes and Security
*SOE Authenticators (Introduced in July 2011)
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*New Player Guides
*Player Housing
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* Glider Mounts (Level 60+ Adventurer or Crafter)
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* Freeblood Flight (Level 86+ Freeblood Adventurers, must own the Cloud of Bats mount)
* The Ultimate Catalog of Player Mounts

Tradeskilling
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*What Dreams May Come - level 90 crafter Heritage Quest
*ZAM Crafting Guides

Returning & New Players on the Forums
*Question about Station Cash cards
*For someone new to the game, please help me
*Coming Back to EQ2
*Level 80. Now what?
*n00b here!
*A few questions from a newcomer
*Newbie Questions
*Crafting
*Too late to join?
*Brand new, looking for advice from players
*For the first time in about 3-4 years...

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Server Merges
The first server merge began on December 8, 2010. For information on these merges check out our Server Mergers 2010 guide.

Affected Servers:

* Blackburrow merged into Everfrost - Merge is complete - Dec 8, 2010
* Najena merged into Unrest - Merge is complete - Dec 14, 2010
* Kithicor merged into Butcherblock - Merge is complete - Dec 16, 2010
* Mistmoore merged into Permafrost - Merge is complete - Dec 16, 2010
* Nektulos merged into Guk - Merge is complete - Dec 20, 2010
* Befallen merged into Oasis - Merge is complete - Dec 20, 2010
* Nexus merged into Barren Sky (RU) - Merge is complete - Jan 25, 2011
* Runnyeye merged into Splitpaw (UK) - Merge is complete - Feb 4, 2011
* Innovation merged into Valor (German) - Merge is complete - Feb 8, 2011
* Lucan D'Lere merged into Crushbone - Merge is complete - Feb 16, 2011
* Vox merged into Nagafen - Merge is complete - Dec 19, 2011
* The Bazaar merged into Freeport - Merge is complete - Dec 21, 2011

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#2 Jul 11 2011 at 8:34 PM Rating: Excellent
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Just making this look a bit alive again. We've been frequently updating this post with additions and changes as we add or renovate guides in our wiki. I'm not sure how many people have noticed however, so now you have to, because I *know* you can't resist clicking on the "new post" arrow!

In the past month we've added in these links:
* Our renovated Battlegrounds guide
* Our EQ2/EQ2X services guide
* Mount guides and quest series pages (including the new Leapers and Gliders)
* Our news article regarding upcoming content for the Freeport revamp and Age of Discovery expansion
* SOE All Access guide
* SOE Authenticator guide

Even if you're an older player I really recommend checking the OP out at least once a month, maybe there's some new content or feature that you missed! As always, if you have any ideas or comments feel free to post here or shoot either Calthine or me a PM!

Edited, Jul 11th 2011 10:35pm by Cyliena
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Just a nudge because we added the Tears of Veeshan/GU68 stuff!
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#6 Jan 21 2014 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
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This is amazing information! After returning due to a long hiatus during Sentinel's Fate, chiefly because of my raid guild dissolving and real life commitments, this is EXACTLY what I was looking for! Thank you so much!
#7 Feb 02 2014 at 9:40 AM Rating: Excellent
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Very glad it helped!
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