Hardcore Heritage Schedule

This year's Hardcore Heritage schedule has been announced:

May 13 – Cazic-Thule and Blackburrow

Gnolls and lizards have leveled up to challenge you! The versions of these zones tuned for level 80 and higher characters have returned.

The Hardcore Heritage version of these zones will be available until Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

May 27 – Lower Guk and Unrest

Undead frogloks and other evil dead are back! The Hardcore Heritage versions of these zones are ready to accept adventurers that are level 85 and higher.

The Hardcore Heritage version of these zones will be available until Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

June 10 – Crushbone and Permafrost

Death! Death to all who oppose the Crushbone orcs!! Both Clan Crushbone and Permafrost Caverns have been tuned for level 90 and higher characters.

The Hardcore Heritage version of these zones will be available until Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

June 24 – Nagafen’s Lair and Castle Mistmoore

The minions of Nagafen and Mistmoore have been expecting your return. The NPCs and bosses in the Hardcore Heritage version of these zones are designed for players that are level 100.

The Hardcore Heritage version of these zones will be available until Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

May 15, 2015

Happy Friday!

New Recipes: Raid Elder Plate Chest Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Plate Leg Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Leather Chest Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Leather Leg Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Silk Chest Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Silk Leg Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Chain Leg Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Chain Chest Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Chain Sleeve Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Chain Wrist Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Chain Glove Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Chain Helm Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Plate Boot Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Plate Glove Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Plate Helm Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Plate Wrist Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Leather Glove Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Leather Wrist Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Silk Glove Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Silk Helm Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Silk Wrist Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Leather Helm Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Silk Sleeve Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Leather Sleeve Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Chain Chest Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Chain Leg Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Chain Sleeve Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Chain Wrist Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Chain Glove Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Chain Helm Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Plate Chest Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Plate Boot Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Plate Leg Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Plate Sleeve Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Plate Glove Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Plate Helm Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Leather Chest Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Leather Boot Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Leather Glove Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Leather Helm Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Plate Wrist Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Leather Sleeve Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Leather Wrist Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Leather Leg Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Silk Boot Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Silk Chest Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Silk Leg Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Silk Sleeve Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Silk Glove Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Silk Helm Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Silk Wrist Seal of the Warmonger

Updated Items: 5 Dose Essence of Male PirateBracer of WrathWooden ShieldCrude Spinneret Fluid

Updated Quests: Morell's ChallengeXorbb #1: The Halfling TrailTDS Progression #20: Free Us From OurselvesTDS Progression #21: A Beginning From an End

Updated Bestiary: Farlain StonethrowerShiel GlimmerspindleChief GoondaThe Fabled Froglok ChefGrawrarawr

May 14, 2015

Hardcore Heritage events started yesterday. Blackburrow and Cazic Thule are the first two zone revamps to go live. No word yet (as of this posting) as to their schedule.

New Items: 5 Dose Essence of Male PirateEyepatch

New Recipes: Raid Elder Leather Leg Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Silk Chest Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Chain Chest Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Chain Leg Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Chain Sleeve Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Plate Chest Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Plate Boot Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Plate Leg Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Plate Sleeve Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Plate Wrist Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Plate Glove Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Plate Helm Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Leather Chest Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Leather Boot Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Leather Glove Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Leather Helm Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Leather Sleeve Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Leather Wrist Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Silk Leg Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Silk Sleeve Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Silk Glove Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Silk Helm Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Silk Wrist Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Chain Wrist Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Chain Glove Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Chain Helm Seal of the ChampionRaid Elder Chain Chest Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Chain Glove Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Chain Leg Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Chain Sleeve Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Chain Wrist Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Chain Helm Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Plate Chest Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Plate Boot Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Plate Leg Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Plate Sleeve Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Plate Wrist Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Plate Helm Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Plate Glove Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Leather Chest Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Leather Boot Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Leather Glove Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Leather Helm Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Leather Sleeve Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Leather Leg Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Leather Wrist Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Silk Chest Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Silk Boot Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Silk Leg Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Silk Sleeve Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Silk Helm Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Silk Glove Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Silk Wrist Seal of the ChancellorRaid Elder Leather Chest Seal of the AssassinRaid Elder Leather Boot Seal of the AssassinRaid Elder Leather Glove Seal of the AssassinRaid Elder Leather Helm Seal of the AssassinRaid Elder Leather Leg Seal of the AssassinRaid Elder Leather Sleeve Seal of the AssassinRaid Elder Leather Wrist Seal of the AssassinRaid Elder Silk Chest Seal of the AssassinRaid Elder Plate Chest Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Plate Boot Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Plate Leg Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Plate Sleeve Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Plate Wrist Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Plate Glove Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Plate Helm Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Leather Chest Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Leather Boot Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Leather Glove Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Leather Helm Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Leather Leg Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Leather Sleeve Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Leather Wrist Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Silk Boot Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Silk Chest Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Silk Sleeve Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Silk Leg Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Silk Glove Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Silk Helm Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Silk Wrist Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Chain Leg Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Chain Sleeve Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Chain Wrist Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Chain Helm Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Chain Chest Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Chain Helm Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Chain Glove Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Chain Sleeve Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Chain Wrist Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Chain Chest Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Chain Glove Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Chain Leg Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Chain Helm Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Plate Chest Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Plate Boot Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Plate Leg Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Plate Glove Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Plate Helm Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Plate Sleeve Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Plate Helm Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Plate Wrist Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Leather Chest Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Leather Boot Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Leather Leg Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Leather Glove Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Leather Helm Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Leather Sleeve Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Leather Wrist Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Silk Chest Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Silk Boot Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Silk Glove Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Silk Leg Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Silk Helm Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Silk Sleeve Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Silk Wrist Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Plate Sleeve Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Leather Boot Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Silk Boot Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Silk Leg Seal of the AssassinRaid Elder Silk Sleeve Seal of the AssassinRaid Elder Silk Wrist Seal of the AssassinRaid Elder Silk Glove Seal of the AssassinRaid Elder Silk Helm Seal of the AssassinRaid Elder Silk Chest Seal of the DefilerRaid Elder Silk Sleeve Seal of the DefilerRaid Elder Silk Glove Seal of the DefilerRaid Elder Silk Helm Seal of the DefilerRaid Elder Silk Wrist Seal of the Defiler

Updated Zones: Cazic-ThuleBlackburrowCazic-Thule: Lost Temple of Cazic-ThuleBlackburrow: Reinforced Blackburrow

Updated Items: Soul BinderScuffed Weapon Crate of the Mercenary

Updated Achievement: Achievement: Timeshear

Updated Quests: Thach Jerden's Glowing ArmorAnniversary Solo Task: Music For a Weary SoulAnniversary Group Task: Summoning the Master

Updated Bestiary: Felisity StarbrightThe Fabled Skeletal CaptainThe Fabled Lord Mithaniel MarrPrimal Mage MollensGeldena harbinger of flamea harbinger of the seas

May 13, 2015

Here are some midweek updates for you:

New Item: Legend of the Oathbound - Jester

New Recipes: Raid Elder Silk Sleeve Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Silk Wrist Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Chain Sleeve Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Chain Wrist Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Chain Chest Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Chain Glove Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Chain Leg Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Chain Helm Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Plate Chest Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Plate Boot Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Plate Leg Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Plate Glove Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Plate Helm Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Plate Sleeve Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Plate Wrist Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Leather Chest Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Leather Boot Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Leather Leg Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Leather Glove Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Leather Helm Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Leather Sleeve Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Leather Wrist Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Silk Chest Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Silk Boot Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Silk Glove Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Silk Leg Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Silk Helm Seal of the DuelistRaid Elder Leather Wrist Seal of the CutpurseRaid Elder Silk Glove Seal of the CutpurseRaid Elder Plate Chest Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Plate Boot Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Plate Leg Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Plate Sleeve Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Plate Wrist Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Plate Glove Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Plate Helm Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Leather Chest Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Leather Boot Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Leather Glove Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Leather Helm Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Leather Leg Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Leather Sleeve Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Leather Wrist Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Silk Boot Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Silk Chest Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Silk Leg Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Silk Glove Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Silk Helm Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Silk Sleeve Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Silk Wrist Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Chain Sleeve Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Chain Wrist Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Chain Leg Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Chain Helm Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Chain Chest Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Chain Glove Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Chain Chest Seal of the AssassinRaid Elder Chain Glove Seal of the AssassinRaid Elder Chain Leg Seal of the AssassinRaid Elder Chain Helm Seal of the AssassinRaid Elder Chain Sleeve Seal of the AssassinRaid Elder Chain Wrist Seal of the AssassinRaid Elder Plate Chest Seal of the AssassinRaid Elder Plate Boot Seal of the AssassinRaid Elder Plate Leg Seal of the AssassinRaid Elder Plate Sleeve Seal of the AssassinRaid Elder Plate Wrist Seal of the AssassinRaid Elder Plate Helm Seal of the AssassinRaid Elder Plate Glove Seal of the Assassin

Updated Quests: Arx Mentis #3a: An Immaterial WorldArx Mentis #3b: Civilized SocietyArx Mentis #3c: The Hands of Destruction

May 12, 2015

Here are today's updates:

New Recipes: Raid Elder Leather Glove Seal of the CutpurseRaid Elder Leather Helm Seal of the CutpurseRaid Elder Chain Sleeve Seal of the CutpurseRaid Elder Chain Wrist Seal of the CutpurseRaid Elder Chain Chest Seal of the CutpurseRaid Elder Chain Glove Seal of the CutpurseRaid Elder Chain Leg Seal of the CutpurseRaid Elder Chain Helm Seal of the CutpurseRaid Elder Plate Chest Seal of the CutpurseRaid Elder Plate Boot Seal of the CutpurseRaid Elder Plate Leg Seal of the CutpurseRaid Elder Plate Glove Seal of the CutpurseRaid Elder Plate Helm Seal of the CutpurseRaid Elder Plate Sleeve Seal of the CutpurseRaid Elder Plate Wrist Seal of the CutpurseRaid Elder Leather Chest Seal of the CutpurseRaid Elder Leather Boot Seal of the CutpurseRaid Elder Leather Leg Seal of the CutpurseRaid Elder Leather Sleeve Seal of the CutpurseRaid Elder Leather Chest Seal of the SeafarerRaid Elder Leather Boot Seal of the SeafarerRaid Elder Leather Glove Seal of the SeafarerRaid Elder Leather Helm Seal of the SeafarerRaid Elder Leather Leg Seal of the SeafarerRaid Elder Leather Sleeve Seal of the SeafarerRaid Elder Leather Wrist Seal of the SeafarerRaid Elder Silk Chest Seal of the SeafarerRaid Elder Silk Leg Seal of the SeafarerRaid Elder Silk Sleeve Seal of the SeafarerRaid Elder Silk Glove Seal of the SeafarerRaid Elder Silk Helm Seal of the SeafarerRaid Elder Silk Wrist Seal of the SeafarerRaid Elder Chain Leg Seal of the SeafarerRaid Elder Chain Sleeve Seal of the SeafarerRaid Elder Chain Wrist Seal of the SeafarerRaid Elder Chain Helm Seal of the SeafarerRaid Elder Chain Chest Seal of the SeafarerRaid Elder Chain Glove Seal of the Seafarer

Updated Bestiary: a skeletona scallywag marauder

Updated Quests: Arx Mentis #1: Key to the CitadelArx Mentis #2: What Lies AboveArx Mentis #3: Delving DeeperArx Mentis #2a: Research and DevelopmentArx Mentis #2b: The Hands of RebirthArx Mentis #2c: Where It Hurts

May 11, 2015

May 7, 2015

EverQuest Progression Server Update

EverQuest developer Ed "Aristo" Hardin has again updated us on the upcoming progression server (which, by popular vote, has taken on the name "Ragefire").

Some highlights:

  • Beta is starting "as soon as possible".
  • At launch, only Classic EQ will be open on the server.
    • Once certain raid targets have all been defeated, a six-month timer begins. At the end of this timer, in-game player polls will determine when the next expansion opens up. (From the Gates of Discord expansion and forward, the timer will be three months.)
  • All characters start at Level 1, and there will be no character transfers to the server.
  • AAs will be autogranted "once two expansions with AAs have passed" (if you opt in).
  • Only All-Access members will be able to access the server, but Beta will be open for all accounts.

You can check out this post on the EQ Forums for the full details.

Daybreak Games: Roundtable With Smedley & Naviaux

Daybreak Game Company unveiled its new logo and website last week, giving a fresh face as it looks toward the future. We chatted with Daybreak President John Smedley and the Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing Laura Naviaux yesterday evening about the origins of the company's new name and logo, Columbus Nova, the future of its fan convention, and more.

May 6, 2015