SOE Black Friday Sale

Sony Online Entertainment has announced a one-day double Station Cash sale on Black Friday! This Friday, November 28th, when you buy Station Cash on the web, in-game, or with an SOE Game Card, the amount of Station Cash you get will be doubled! Double Station Cash will only awarded between 12:00am PT (U.S.) to 11:59:59pm PT, so don’t miss out!

Naturaly there will be in-game Marketplace deals on Cyber Monday, and special deals for All-Access Members that have yet to be announced. Stay tuned over the weekend for more information!

Fine Print: Cyber Monday deals and All Access member benefits apply only to SOE titles currently included in All Access. Promotion does not include Landmark, Dragon’s Prophet, or DC Universe Online (PSN Version).

November 26, 2014

Here are some midweek updates for you:

New Recipes: Boundless Sleeve Symbol of BelowBoundless Chest Symbol of BelowBoundless Chest Symbol of CompassionBoundless Chest Symbol of DevotionBoundless Chest Symbol of GrowthBoundless Chest Symbol of HateBoundless Chest Symbol of InfestationBoundless Chest Symbol of IntegrityBoundless Chest Symbol of JudgementBoundless Chest Symbol of StillnessBoundless Chest Symbol of StormsBoundless Chest Symbol of TerrorBoundless Chest Symbol of WildfireBoundless Chest Symbol of the BroodBoundless Chest Symbol of the DepthsBoundless Chest Symbol of the FarceurBoundless Chest Symbol of the SkepticBoundless Chest Symbol of the WarmongerBoundless Helm Symbol of CompassionBoundless Helm Symbol of DevotionBoundless Helm Symbol of GrowthBoundless Helm Symbol of HateBoundless Helm Symbol of InfestationBoundless Helm Symbol of IntegrityBoundless Helm Symbol of JudgementBoundless Helm Symbol of StillnessBoundless Helm Symbol of StormsBoundless Helm Symbol of TerrorBoundless Helm Symbol of WildfireBoundless Helm Symbol of the DepthsBoundless Helm Symbol of the FarceurBoundless Helm Symbol of the SkepticBoundless Helm Symbol of the WarmongerBoundless Reaching Symbol of BelowBoundless Reaching Symbol of CompassionBoundless Reaching Symbol of DecayBoundless Reaching Symbol of DevotionBoundless Reaching Symbol of GrowthBoundless Reaching Symbol of HateBoundless Reaching Symbol of InfestationBoundless Reaching Symbol of IntegrityBoundless Reaching Symbol of JudgementBoundless Reaching Symbol of MalignancyBoundless Reaching Symbol of StillnessBoundless Reaching Symbol of StormsBoundless Reaching Symbol of TerrorBoundless Reaching Symbol of ThaumaturgyBoundless Reaching Symbol of WildfireBoundless Reaching Symbol of the BroodBoundless Reaching Symbol of the DepthsBoundless Reaching Symbol of the FarceurBoundless Reaching Symbol of the Fire LordBoundless Reaching Symbol of the SkepticBoundless Reaching Symbol of the WarmongerBoundless Reaching Symbol of ThaumaturgyBoundless Reaching Symbol of BelowBoundless Reaching Symbol of CompassionBoundless Reaching Symbol of DecayBoundless Reaching Symbol of DevotionBoundless Reaching Symbol of GrowthBoundless Reaching Symbol of HateBoundless Reaching Symbol of InfestationBoundless Reaching Symbol of IntegrityBoundless Reaching Symbol of JudgementBoundless Reaching Symbol of MalignancyBoundless Reaching Symbol of StillnessBoundless Reaching Symbol of StormsBoundless Reaching Symbol of TerrorBoundless Reaching Symbol of WildfireBoundless Reaching Symbol of the BroodBoundless Reaching Symbol of the DepthsBoundless Reaching Symbol of the FarceurBoundless Reaching Symbol of the Fire LordBoundless Reaching Symbol of the SkepticBoundless Reaching Symbol of the Warmonger

Updated Items: Amiculua ScribiaTransfigereaRepentiaFacia LepiorusFrendiaVale NeedleFeir`Dal NeedleVale Smithy HammerNorthman Needle

Updated Quests: Unveiling the MysteryHeart of Fear Event: Ulrich the AgelessTDS Progression #19: Deep Lies the SnowTDS Progression #22: All Rivers Lead to the SeaTDS Progression #23: The Cost of BalanceSeductive SubterfugeThe Pirate and the PeaRaid Expedition: Arx MentisArx Mentis Event #2a: Praetor Vitio

Updated Bestiary: First Mate Parsonsa chest (#2a - Praetor Vitio)

Updated Recipes: Elaborate Lorekeeper RobesElaborate Crystalweave RobeOrnate Lorekeeper RobesSimple Lorekeeper RobesIntricate Lorekeeper RobesElegant Lorekeeper RobesSimple Starglow RobesOrnate Starglow RobesIntricate Starglow RobesElaborate Starglow RobesElegant Starglow RobesStalwart Starglow RobesExtravagant Starglow RobesGlorious Starglow RobesRegal Lorekeeper RobesExtravagant Lorekeeper RobesAugust Duskwoven RobesAugust Mistwoven RobesAugust Stargazer RobeAugust Moonsilver RobesAugust Lorekeeper RobesAugust Crystalweave RobeAugust Starglow RobesAugust Metalofiber Robes

SOE: Unscheduled Maintenance

Sony Online Entertainment is undergoing an unannounced maintenance which is affecting forum logins and commerce across all platforms. Players already logged into forums will be unaffected. Game logins seem to be fine. We're told they are working to finish it as soon as possible, but it may take up to an hour.

9:57am Pacific:  Commerce is now unlocked for all games. Login issues are still being worked on.

10:25am Pacific: Maintenance has been completed and everyone should be able to log in now.

November 25, 2014

November 24, 2014

Here are some updates for today:

New Items: Amiculua ScribiaScroll: Promised Regeneration Rk. IIIScroll: Column of Ro Rk. IIIScroll: Windborne Chill Rk. IIIScroll: Shieldstone Skin Rk. IIIScroll: Daggerspur Bulwark Rk. IIIScroll: Chant of the Kromtus Rk. IIIScroll: Ferocious Growth Rk. IIIScroll: Brell's Stalwart Bulwark Rk. IIIDarkwater Soulslaver CapScroll: Nature's Fiery Wrath Rk. IIIScroll: Shieldstone Blessing Rk. IIIDarkwater HelmHighwater Breastplate of HavokScroll: Divine Indemnification Rk. IIIPrivateer's StudTideworn Breastplate of the PerformerIrridescent Coral SaberBuccaneer's CanteenBrigand's Trimmed CloakScroll: Mind Extraction Rk. IIScroll: Ilsaria's Swift Sickness Rk. IIDistillate of Replenishment XVIIIDistillate of Spirituality XVIIIDistillate of Celestial Healing XVIIIDistillate of Clarity XVIIIDistillate of Health XVIIIBoundless Glove Symbol of GrowthHighwater Robe of the Frozen FlameDark Elf PortraitHigh Elf's PortraitBarbarian's PortraitBlaze Lava Sword OrnamentTwin Fang OrnamentDruidic BookshelfSolo Elder WaterIron Wood BulwarkScale Mail Robe OrnamentBoundless Glove Symbol of the BroodRaid Elder WaterDistillate of Divine Healing XVIIIPower of Alacrity II 2 BenefitPower of Conservation II 2 BenefitTwinge of Pain II 2 BenefitVisions of Suffering II 2 BenefitPower of Will II 2 Benefit ;  more after the jump...

November 21, 2014

Hotfix Notes for November 20, 2014

A hotfix today added a temporary work-around for the bugged Degmar task "Crying for the Dead" and made Brother Island a little more kite-friendly:

*** Hotfix ***

- Crying for the Dead - You can now receive credit for creating the Full Degmar Inkwell by hailing Thubr Axebringer in Degmar (as long as you have the Full Degmar Inkwell in your inventory). The necessity to hail Thubr is temporary until the next patch.
- Fixed the issue that would cause some of the raids in Arx Mentis to reset after completion.
- Fixed the issue that caused some of the books employed by Principal Quastori Numicia to be immune to attack.
- Removed Summoning from almost all NPCs in brother island. Only the rare NPCs, furthick chargers, and furthick pounders continue to summon. Additionally, siren seekers, siren stealers, siren slashers, and brother guards no longer summon in the mission “The Cover of Night.”
- Fixed an unusual situation that prevented the Proloxis that fight for Principal Indagatrix Lucia from being snared as intended.

November 20, 2014

November 19, 2014

Patch Notes for November 19, 2014

Here are the patch notes for tomorrow morning's game update (servers due up around 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time):

*** Highlights ***

- Guard Hamarn in Ethernere Tainted West Karana would like tales to tell of heroic adventures. Each day he will offer you bonus experience if you do any of four Heroic Adventures from Call of the Forsaken for him.
- New Frostfell and New Year's achievements are available! These achievements cover two years of New Year's events and five years of Frostfell events.
- Rewards on Heroic Adventures have been updated to better reflect the time it takes to complete them.
- Experience gains from killing NPCs in Heroic Adventures has changed. The total experience is about the same, but a much smaller amount is granted on their death, while the remaining amount will be granted when the Heroic Adventure is completed.
- Lockout timers for Heroic Adventures have been reduced by half.
- Level minimums for Call of the Forsaken Heroic Adventures have been lowered to 75.
- Global drop raid gear in Call of the Forsaken can once again be found in Heroic Adventures and missions.
- The experience modifier in all of The Darkened Sea zones has been increased.
- Physical resistances on The Darkened Sea NPCs have been reduced.
- Casters may now bind themselves in Brother Island, Thuliasaur Island, and the Tempest Temple.
- Fixed an issue with zone XP scaling. Kill experience will now be scaled to your individual level rather than the level of the person in your group who had primary kill credit.
- Increased the experience modifiers on numerous NPCs throughout the game that had high HP combined with a low experience modifier.
- Caster DPS mercenaries will now attempt to move closer to your group if they are out of spell range during a battle.
- Caster DPS mercenaries, when set to the Burn stance, will now attack an enemy NPC regardless of that NPC's current HP.