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.

July 28, 2014

There are some Marketplace sales for service-related items (potions, heroic characters, character transfers, etc.) happening all this week that you might want to check out. Roshen made a post detailing the sales schedule on the EQ Forums (link).

Here are some updates for today:

New Items: Dakiros, Claws of Screaming DeathThrymm the AnnihilatorHeroic Eye of ConquestHeroic Sporali SkinHeroic Essence ScourHeroic Empowered Boneshards

New Bestiary: a disciple of furya summoner of destruction

Updated Zone: Uqua, The Ocean God Chantry

Updated Items: Orb of Timeless NightGorget of Ancestral LossFlowing Etheric Warmonger CoatFlowing Etheric Spiritwalker CoatFlowing Etheric Soulslaver RobeFlowing Etheric Soulrender BreastplateFlowing Etheric Soulforge ChestwrapsFlowing Etheric Shadowscale CoatFlowing Etheric Natureward CoatFlowing Etheric Mindlock RobeFlowing Etheric Loremaster BreastplateFlowing Etheric Lifewalker TunicFlowing Etheric Legionnaire BreastplateFlowing Etheric Illuminator BreastplateFlowing Etheric Frostfire RobeFlowing Etheric Flameweaver RobeFlowing Etheric Exarch BreastplateFlowing Etheric Dragonbrood TunicFlowing Etheric Warmonger SleevesFlowing Etheric Spiritwalker SleevesFlowing Etheric Soulslaver SleevesFlowing Etheric Soulrender VambracesFlowing Etheric Natureward SleevesFlowing Etheric Shadowscale SleevesFlowing Etheric Soulforge ArmwrapsFlowing Etheric Mindlock SleevesFlowing Etheric Loremaster VambracesFlowing Etheric Lifewalker ArmwrapsFlowing Etheric Legionnaire VambracesFlowing Etheric Illuminator VambracesFlowing Etheric Frostfire SleevesFlowing Etheric Flameweaver SleevesFlowing Etheric Exarch VambracesFlowing Etheric Dragonbrood ArmwrapsFlowing Etheric Warmonger BootsFlowing Etheric Soulslaver SandalsFlowing Etheric Spiritwalker BootsFlowing Etheric Soulrender BootsFlowing Etheric Shadowscale BootsFlowing Etheric Soulforge BootsFlowing Etheric Natureward BootsFlowing Etheric Mindlock SandalsFlowing Etheric Loremaster BootsFlowing Etheric Lifewalker BootsFlowing Etheric Legionnaire BootsFlowing Etheric Illuminator BootsFlowing Etheric Frostfire SandalsFlowing Etheric Flameweaver SandalsFlowing Etheric Exarch BootsFlowing Etheric Dragonbrood BootsTome: Spite of Ronak Rk. IIBoots of Manifested EtherTunic of Manifested EtherBracer of Manifested EtherArmguards of Manifested EtherSpell: Call of the Heroes Rk. IIshm nec rangeFiremage's StaffTimeworn CoinFlawless Autumn LeafSword of the SanativeSpell: Force of Abrogation Rk. IISpirit's TearsScrap of FabricAncient BaubleGlowing GooWand of Destructive ProtectionSphere of Destructive ProtectionBlade of Destructive ProtectionClub of Destructive ProtectionVein of Precious MetalGolem Heart Stone

Updated Quests: Raid Expedition: Uqua, the Ocean God ChantryPlane of War: Edmuund's PlightPlane of War: Deserving of BattleA Guide Beyond the Rift

Updated Bestiary: Captive Coin SacrificerScion CaptainRecreated HolgreshEffusive ConstructThe Fabled Froglok Picklera trusik ascetica trusik ritualista trusik summonera trusik stalkera trusik anchoritea trusik spiritmastera vengeful spirita construct of ragea construct of furySpecter of BarxtVrex Barxt QuratDevastating ConstructGuardian of Destructiona disciple of destructiona fury behemotha rage behemothan anchorite of destructionSpectral Trushar Worshippera vindictive spiritSpecter of FuryPreshna the Losta coercing spiritan infuriated spirita destructive channelera slighted spirita disciple of ragean avenging spirita spiteful spiritSpecter of Ragea spectral guidea spirit guardianRequisitioner Chashan ember curatorAncient CorpseCaptain NaliaChamberlain CelainChief Warden VarkenMagma BehemothScorched Chestan ornate iron chesta chest (The Journey Home)a chest (The Journey Home)

July 25, 2014

Happy Friday!

New Item: 5 Dose Essence of Goblin

New Bestiary: Efreeti Lord AreshEfreeti Lord Areshan animated swordan animated sworda wildfire phoenixa wildfire phoenix

New Recipes: Extravagant Protectorate GreavesExtravagant Protectorate HelmExtravagant Protectorate Sleeves

Updated Zones: The Other Side of the RiftThe Void (H): The Journey HomeThe Void (H): Raid Instance

Updated Items: Scaled Cincture of FireStare of DecayRoyal Guardian's Chilling VisorLoop of Squandered WealthTreasurer's Tarnished SignetShriveled Leather ShroudGlistening Moonstone BandFallen Scout's Garnet RingFallen Minstrel's MaskDelicate Guise of GriefDecrepit VeilCrypt Robber's VisorBetrayer's Inscribed BandVisor of the Stone ScowlSoot Blackened HoopTears of the PhoenixShoulderguard of GrandeurWeight of DivinityTear of RoRigid Crimson ShouldersMantle of Chaotic HarmonyMantle of PowerImp Fang HoopCouncilor's Sapphire LoopFlamelink MantleBrace of Woven FireBeguiler's TeardropCowl of Dark ProvidenceAreial's Fiery StudAdvisor's Citrine BandSplinter of the High TempleFragment of the High TempleSliver of the High TempleBracer of Manifested EtherPlanar GooFright StoneFear Touched BootsShivering Witch's Cloakber waist

Updated Quests: Gates of Discord Progression #6: Access to QvicGates of Discord Progression #7: Access to TxevuA Rotten HeartBurn Out

Updated Achievement: Achievement: The Gates of Ethernere

Updated Recipes: Extravagant Protectorate GreavesExtravagant Protectorate HelmExtravagant Protectorate Sleeves

Updated Bestiary: Brevik KalanerJerimo JiaoSpecter of BarxtAganetti the KeeperAn Ancient SentinelFjloaren IcebaneCorpseflowera worn chesta chest (Tower of Rot Raid)a chest (The Journey Home)a skirth rippera skirth ripperScroll of G`hanScroll of G`han

July 24, 2014

July 23, 2014

The final chapter in the Call of the Forsaken expansion went live this morning: Lady Lendiniara is due for a 'journey home'...

New Quests: A Guide Beyond the RiftThe Journey HomeRaid Expedition: The Journey Home

New Zones: The Other Side of the RiftThe Void (H): The Journey HomeThe Void (H): Raid Instance

New Recipes: Regal Protectorate SleevesRegal Protectorate HelmRegal Protectorate GreavesRegal Protectorate GlovesRegal Protectorate CuirassRegal Protectorate BootsRegal Protectorate ArmbandGlorious Protectorate ArmbandGlorious Protectorate BootsGlorious Protectorate CuirassGlorious Protectorate GlovesGlorious Protectorate GreavesGlorious Protectorate HelmGlorious Protectorate Sleeves

New Bestiary: Firiona Viea chest (The Journey Home)a chest (The Journey Home)a gehein soulcrushera skirth ripperBorleothGrundehlLady LendiniaraLanys T`VylRo`s FlameScroll of G`hanSelo`s DrumThe LifeguideThe Qeynos ClaymoreZebuxoruka Doomscale ritualista Doomscale slaughterera gehein soulcrushera skirth ripperBorleothGrundehlDeathmaster SarenthLady LendiniaraLanys T`VylZebuxorukRo`s FlameScroll of G`hanSelo`s DrumThe LifeguideThe Qeynos Claymorean Ethernere riftan Ethernere rift

Updated Zones: Estate of UnrestLower GukEstate of Unrest: Greater UnrestLower Guk: Darkened Ruins of Old Guk

Updated Items: Burning Sash of RoBracer of Manifested EtherScroll: Bucolic Harvest Rk. IIIFaceted Gem of the Sun

Updated Quests: Argin-Hiz #3: The Keeper's RingRings of FireBurn Out

Updated Bestiary: ZebuxorukLady LendiniaraCaptain DalynChief Warden Varkenan ornate iron chest

July 22, 2014

Keep a lookout for another round of new content tomorrow: Two more missions (well, let's say "one-and-a-half missions") and a raid go live at midnight tonight (3 A.M. Eastern Time).

New Items: Katargo, Star of AbrogationJagged Earring of PotencyFetish of Strife

New Achievement: Achievement: In Your Eyes

New Bestiary: a possessed guardiana possessed defender

Updated Zones: Argin-HizArgin-Hiz: The Keeper's RingArgin-Hiz: A Posthumous Proposition

Updated Items: Kodiak ClawEmber FlowerRose of FlamesLustrous GemstoneShiny Lava StoneVibrant LeavesSol`Dal LilyMelted GoldArgin-Hiz StoneRoyal Scout's Vermillion SaberSekrivitax, Kris of the Sol`DalPhoenix Feather EarringPauldrons of TribulationKyrenvale, the Sol`Dal's HammerKeeper's TeardropJahar's Burning HoopImp Eye EarringHeartflame, Guide of the Sol`DalFlamewind, the Keeper's LightBurden of DresolikAylinvar, Longbow of the Sol`DalAdvisor's Citrine BandVeil of Dark RitesRoyal Vicar's Ornamental BucklerRoyal Guardian's Vermillion SaberPeerless Platinum BandOfficer's Ornamental GladiusLoop of Lingering DecayLongbow of Intermittent FlameBrilliant Sorcerer's AnelaceBrilliant Flame Edged CleaverShield of Immaculate LightBloodstained ShouldersGilded Hammer of Ro's LightFragment of Legendary Alaran HistoryGilded Hammer of Ro's LightBurning Sash of RoScimitar of SeasonsVery Unlucky Feral Hare's FootFlame-Engulfed Band

Updated Quests: Fergarin Raid #3: Speak with the KingEthernere #3: Answering the CallKraklest #3: General Sagrinta's Last StandCOTF Pre-Launch (Tower of Rot): Ether Too NearCOTF Pre-Launch (Tower of Rot): From Whence They CameCOTF Pre-Launch (Tower of Rot): Heads for the HillsCOTF Pre-Launch (Tower of Rot): Beyond the BarrierA Posthumous PropositionRaid Expedition: Burn OutAchievement: Fiery Beauty (Argin-Hiz)

Updated Bestiary: Reanimated handReclusive ghoul magusGreater Blade FiendGaranel RucksifLost Soulan undead knight of UnrestDeath BeetleGreater Dark BoneTentacle TerrorJack o lanternan undead brewerTorklar BattlemasterMortificator Fungusa plated slaughterera Blade Regulant of ErillionDeathcaller XylokRequisitioner ChashMaster Sage Lowenna chest (Plane of War raid)a chest (Burn Out)

July 21, 2014

July 18, 2014

Happy Friday!

New Items: Armguards of Manifested EtherAncient Elddar BranchEmber FlowerFearlinked Leather Leg Seal of the DuelistFearlinked Leather Chest Seal of the ArcherFearlinked Leather Helm Seal of the Foot SoldierLeggings of Flowing EtherRose of FlamesRed Rabbit PeltFearlinked Silk Helm Seal of the HealerFearlinked Silk Glove Seal of the MagusWorg SaddleCharred BonesMagma Golem GooRegal Worg SaddleFlowing Etheric Warmonger BootsFlowing Etheric Soulslaver SandalsFlowing Etheric Spiritwalker BootsFlowing Etheric Shadowscale BootsFlowing Etheric Soulforge BootsFlowing Etheric Dragonbrood BootsFlowing Etheric Mindlock SandalsFlowing Etheric Flameweaver SandalsFlowing Etheric Lifewalker BootsFlowing Etheric Loremaster BootsFlowing Etheric Frostfire SandalsFlowing Etheric Soulrender BootsFlowing Etheric Exarch BootsFlowing Etheric Illuminator BootsFlowing Etheric Legionnaire BootsFlowing Etheric Natureward BootsSanguine ScarfTunic of Manifested Ether

Updated Items: Shroud of the ForgottenRipped ShoulderpadsRipped Ancient ShoulderpadsBoots of Manifested EtherTunic of Manifested EtherScepter of the Fire Priestclr backPure Energeian Light OrbScuffed Traveler's Rucksack

Updated Quest: Rings of Fire

Updated Bestiary: Kurlond AxebringerRanger Archon DaetasNara FayeilAncient Corpse Scorched Chesta chest (Burn Out)

July 17, 2014

The Item Collector is back up and running. If you'd like to help populate the items database, head over to the Item Collector download page, do a quick install, and run it in the background while you're in game. Thank you!!

New Items: Lustrous GemstoneBrilliant SnakeskinBoots of Flowing EtherArgin-Hiz MiniatureHunter's BestiaryElddar PoetryRo's RoseGigantic Teir`Dal Tome of Malevolent JustificationCountry Estates Open StableBattering Ram of Erad the Daybringer OrnamentRamstein OrnamentGnomish Air Transport Mark IIIFlame Keeper's TrunkDecorative Beer GlassOrnate PlatterOrnate Serving PlateOrnate Stone CandleabraSimple Padded SackSimple Decorative CandleSimple Stone BrazierRusted Frying PanStout Forestial PineDecorative Clockwork LiliesScuffed Stone CampfireRusted PotTall Forestial PineCrude Grellethian DecorationAnnihilator's SatchelTransforming Sol`Dal Mace OrnamentGlowing Sol`Dal Mace OrnamentTransforming Sol`Dal Buckler OrnamentGlowing Sol`Dal Buckler OrnamentTransforming Sol`Dal Longbow OrnamentGlowing Sol`Dal Longbow OrnamentHoarder's CacheHero's CallingDelightful Visage of the Answerer

New Achievement: Achievement: Separate Ways

Updated Items: Charred Heartclr shouldersFlamelicked Geodeclr shouldersshm nec shouldersshm nec shouldersSage's LightFlickering Jewelshm nec earshm nec earwar pal shd earwar pal shd earwiz earknight 1hswiz earclr earclr earrng bowber earber earwar pal shd shoulderswar pal shd shouldersmnk 1hbMolteniteChunk of SoleniumEvyln's Journal Pg. 2Evyln's Journal Pg. 3Evyln's Journal Pg. 1Evyln's Journal Pg. 4

Updated Achievements Achievement: AnswererAchievement: Call of the Forsaken SlayerAchievement: Call of the Forsaken VanquisherAchievement: Call of the Forsaken Master ScavengerAchievement: Expert Hunter of the CallAchievement: Legendary Hero of the CallAchievement: Burning Bibelots

Updated Bestiary: Ancient CorpseCaptain DalynCaptain NaliaChamberlain CelainChief Warden VarkenGuardian HarellMagma BehemothMaster Sage LowennInferno VortexCouncilor Grael

SOE Grants Members Two Free Days

Sony Online Entertainment has been plagued by DNS problems since early Tuesday morning, causing players to intermittently be unable to access SOE websites, forums, and games. Today SOE issued an apology on their forums (if you can get to them) and social media:

We deeply regret the recent service interruption. We will be adding two days of membership time to all members’ accounts.

Because domain registration can take a while to filter through internet service providers everywhere, players may continue to have issues. In cases like this things are usually completely resolved within 48-72 hours. If you don't want to wait, you can also try to flush or map your DNS.