May 27/16 Bonus Weekend in Everquest!

From Laylaih's post on the Daybreak official boards:



Norrathians – are you ready to take advantage of everything this long weekend has to offer?

Beginning at 12PM PT on Friday, May 27, 2016 and continuing until 12PM PT on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, all players will receive 50% bonus XP and double faction! This promotion is available on ALL servers, including Time-Locked Progression servers.

Not satisfied with just double faction? Pick up and stack a “Double Faction Potion” from the marketplace and increase your faction gains (and losses) even further.
Marketplace part of the posting after the jump...

EQ Hardcore Heritage LGuk & Unrest

From Dexella's official board posting:



Hardcore Heritage events have returned for 2016! We just wrapped up the increased challenges in Blackburrow and Cazic-Thule, and now it’s time to head to Lower Guk and Unrest!

For those who may have missed the events previously, Hardcore Heritage is a chance to revisit popular zones from classic EverQuest, but with a challenging twist! The zones are leveled up and the loot has improved.

Beginning on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, you will be able to venture into Darkened Ruins of Old Guk (Lower Guk) and Greater Unrest (Unrest). Undead frogloks and more have returned to take on adventurers who are leveled up to 85. Gear up and get ready for your adventure, but hurry! These events only last a limited time, and the zones will return to normal on June 8, 2016 at 11PM PDT.

Want more information? Visit Fanra’s wiki!
Taken from Fanra's impressive wiki:
Look forward to:
Wednesday, June 8 Crushbone a/k/a Clan Crushbone
Permafrost a/k/a Permafrost Caverns
90 Wednesday, June 22
Wednesday, June 22 Castle Mistmoore a/k/a The Castle of Mistmoore (Map)
Nagafen's Lair (Map)
100 Wednesday, July 20


EQ Update #37 2016

Bestiary Updates: a frenzied alligatorYngaln the FrozenVimVigor





Taken from Holly Windstalker's Post on the official Daybreak boards:


Good day, Norrathians!

It’s hard to believe we are almost out of spring and into summer! I wanted to take a moment and let you know what the team is working on and what’s coming.

First, Quarm! This new server will launch this summer! It’s a limited-time server where all characters are on a race to defeat Mata Muram! Here are some details:

  • New server with Omens of War-era features, zones, and advancement.
  • Goal: Race to defeat Mata Muram.
  • Based on your accomplishments on Quarm, you’ll be able to earn special rewards that can be claimed by characters on another server (live OR progression).
  • Start at level 51 with 50 AA and gear.
  • Free trading of items (like you can on the Firiona Vie server).
  • True Box.

We’ll have more information to share on the Quarm server as we get closer to opening this up to a beta test with players. Like our other special servers, access to Quarm will require membership.

Progression servers have been moving along nicely. Hard to believe that Ragefire opened on May 20 last year! Lockjaw and Phinigel both unlocked The Scars of Velious content on their servers recently, and players there have quickly been making their way through that era’s raid content.

The Memorial Day weekend is coming up and we have something special planned for players. Stay tuned to hear more at the end of this week.

Also, on June 1, we will launch our new Legends of Norrath Loot Pack – Legend of the Jarsath Destroyer – on our marketplace. This new pack will have loot from The Jarsath Destroyer, Fall of the Estarim, Debt of the Ratonga, and Drakkinshard. The previous loot pack, The Legend of the Dragonbrood, will go into the vault at the end of the day on May 31, so don’t miss out! It’ll be a while until it’s seen again!

And, as is true each year, we are well into our next expansion’s development. We’ll start giving you details as we get a little further along this year.

We are looking forward to another great year with our Norrathian faithful at our sides. Thanks for joining us!

Sincerely, as always,

Holly “Windstalker” Longdale

EQ Update #36 2016

EQ Update #35 2016

EQ Progression Server News Compilation May 2016



TLDR version:

-Phinigel server unlock schedule has been modified to give devs time to play with PoP. Many people very upset on official forums about the idea of combining GoD and OoW as a single expac release.


-Then Phinigel server had Velious unlock (accidently) a wee bit early.


-On Lockjaw, people are trolling Faceless Insanity for having woken the Sleeper, which they haven't done yet. I got suckered in myself by the false report. When FI (or whomever) does wake the Sleeper, post in general here at Zam and let us know.


-On Phinigel, Grisvok is the leader of Asylum of Shadows and is proposing a server-wide attempt at killing the Sleeper in era.


-For those not playing on Phinigel, you can server transfer between Lockjaw and Ragefire as per the usual methods.


Some large cut and pastes from the Official Boards after the jump.

EQ Update #34 2016

Server Downtime: Wednesday, May 18th - 6:30AM PST

From the Official EQ Forums:

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 6:30AM Pacific* for a patch. Servers will be unavailable for approximately three hours.

Keep an eye on the EverQuest forums and social media for status updates and for news if additional downtime is needed.


Once available, update notes will be posted below.


Edit: Also sneaking in a mini-update...

Updated Quests: Healing Touch - Rodcet Nife's Favor

Bestiary Updates: Guard Pinebramble

EQ Update #33 2016

Longstanding Typos?




No offense to Guard Noonshadow, but he is the only NPC in the game with the word "noon" in his/her/its name. Most of the other Kelethin NPC have the typical moon/stream/wood/sun type of names we expect from the elf-fantasy genre. Was he supposed to be Moonshadow? Noonshadow makes some sense of course, so maybe it's a stretch calling it a typo.


Any other longstanding typos out there that drive you crazy or make you laugh?


A couple of new items in the update suggest that the item collector is at least partially functioning again?



New Items: Pendant of Delayed InevitabilityReconstructed Expedition Log

Updated Items: Fine Steel Long SwordRound ShieldLarge Round ShieldSmall Round ShieldSmall Velium Round ShieldEarthground ShieldstoneRough Defiant Round ShieldElegant Defiant Round ShieldAnoh Round ShieldRound Shield of CleansingRough Consigned Round ShieldVeeshan Round Shield OrnamentRusty Round Shield OrnamentElegant Consigned Round ShieldWar Forged Round ShieldGingerbread Round Shield OrnamentLarge Round ShieldDefender's Battletested Round ShieldVelium Round ShieldDented Velium Round ShieldRound ShieldRound Shield MoldSmall Round Shield MoldLarge Round Shield MoldSmall Round ShieldVelium Round ShieldDark Reign War-Forged Round ShieldLong SwordTears of PrexusIvoryNilitim's Grimoire Pg. 351Gnome Meat

Updated Quests: Bandit SistersMonk Epic 1.5: Fistwraps of Celestial DisciplineAnniversary Solo Task: Gifts of SteelAchievement: Comfort in the Deep (Degmar, the Lost Castle)Achievement: Keep Keepsakes (Degmar, the Lost Castle)Achievement: Dwarven DepthsIn Defense of Health

Bestiary Updates: Guard FayfearGuard HighmoonGuard PineshadeGuard StarstrikeGuard SunblazeGuard CrystalwindGuard FireblightGuard FrostfallenGuard PinebrambleGuard RainstriderGuard BriarstormGuard MoonwindGuard StreamtreeGuard TreestriderGuard ValewatcherGuard DayblazeGuard EaglesongGuard FayfieldGuard MarshmoorGuard NoonshadowGuard OakwillowGuard OrcflayerGuard SunweaverCaptain SilverwindGuard BrookrockGuard NitegazerGuard TanglerootLieutenant LeafstalkerTayla Nybrightpained unicornCenturion RelgleThe Fabled LockjawDevin AshwoodLily AshwoodGimblak Frozensong