October 22, 2014

October 21, 2014

The Darkened Sea: Degmar, the Lost Castle

Degmar, the Lost Castle, is one of eight new zones coming with EverQuest's 21st expansion, The Darkened Sea, launching November 11, 2014 (with an early release for All-Access members on October 28, 2014). Here is a look:

Dwarves aren't normally sea-dwelling folk. The inhabitants of this castle are the exception, much to their dismay.

Entombed at the deepest, darkest point in the Darkened Sea is a mighty castle. One might argue that such a place is not fitting for a castle, least of all a dwarven one. Well of course no dwarf worth his weight in ore would willingly build a castle in such a locale. Unfortunately however, this was not by choice.

SOE Maintenance Notice: October 21, 2014

Sony Online Entertainment has announced a two hour maintenance for all their games starting at 5:00 AM PDT on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. This is expected to last two hours and will impact these SOE services:

  • Players may lose connection across all games
  • Commerce functions, including purchases for all games
  • Game, web and forum logins for all games

Here's our handy time zone conversion tool to help you plan.

October 20, 2014

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October 15, 2014

As of about 12:00 P.M. Pacific Time, SOE forums, login servers, and some game servers are down. They will be "back online as quickly as possible." (Links: Server Status | SOE Twitter)

Update: As of 2:00 P.M. Pacific Time, logins look to be back to normal and all EverQuest game servers show as being back online.

Here are some midweek updates for you:

New Items: Ballista Bolt Ornament5 Dose Essence of Earth Elemental

Updated Items: Axe of Storms OrnamentStaff of the Ancients OrnamentStaff of the Inferno OrnamentDark Blade of Fear OrnamentShield of Fear OrnamentTransforming Sol`Dal Shortsword OrnamentTransforming Sol`Dal Truncheon OrnamentTransforming Sol`Dal Shortbow OrnamentTransforming Sol`Dal Staff OrnamentTransforming Sol`Dal Wand OrnamentTransforming Sol`Dal Short Spear OrnamentTransforming Sol`Dal Sabre OrnamentTransforming Sol`Dal Cestus OrnamentTransforming Sol`Dal Crest OrnamentTransforming Sol`Dal Hammer OrnamentTransforming Sol`Dal Long Spear OrnamentTransforming Sol`Dal Hand Axe OrnamentTransforming Sol`Dal Scimitar OrnamentTransforming Sol`Dal Longsword OrnamentTransforming Sol`Dal Rapier OrnamentTransforming Sol`Dal Kris OrnamentTransforming Sol`Dal Dirk OrnamentTransforming Sol`Dal Sceptre OrnamentTransforming Sol`Dal Kite Shield OrnamentTransforming Sol`Dal Axe Ornament

Updated Bestiary: an enraged gnoll brewmaster

Updated Quests: Orc Scalp CollectingOrc PicksBreakdown in Communication #2: BarinduColdain Shawl 2.0 #4: Bring Him a Brew!Xorbb #1: The Halfling TrailGates of Discord Progression #4a: Martyrs Passage

October 14, 2014

Halloween events will be returning tomorrow: They'll be around through to Wednesday, November 5.

Here are today's updates:

Updated Items: Spell: Monster Summoning IIISpell: Cannibalize IVSpell: Death PeaceOakleaf GirdleSpell: Wrath of the ElementsSpell: Shroud of DeathSpell: Circle of Cobalt ScarNoctivagant Vambraces

Updated Quests: Spiderling SilksA Guide Beyond the Rift

Updated Bestiary: Guardian of TakishGrahl Strongbacka spirit flux wolfa thifling spriteAil the Elder

October 13, 2014