The City Festival Starts in New Halas

 

December is on the horizon and with it the New Halas Festival returns to Norrath! The festival begins on December 1st at 12:01am PT and runs until December 7th at 11:59pm PT. It can be found near the bridge to North Qeynos in Antonica. Visit the Far Seas caravan merchants to see all of the local specialities and other festival goods.

Update Notes: Thursday December 1, 2016

All EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 7:00AM PDT* for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately three hours.


Update notes for this downtime can be found in the Game Update Notes forum once they're available.



POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Obulus Frontier

  • The shadeweave bud will no longer lock to the first person that starts to harvest.

Lost City of Torsis: The Spectral Market [Heroic]

  • The Algae Fiend should no longer target pets with his curse.

Vaedenmoor: Realm of Despair [Raid]

  • Raenha, Sister of Remorse should no longer cause the zone to crash.
  • Raenha, Sister of Remorse will now reset her health triggers if the script is failed.

MERCENARIES
Fixed a rare case where gear would no longer load on a mercenary. Items in this state will be reimbursed to the character's overflow upon login.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
Corrected an issue with pets not benefiting from resolve class buffs.

ITEMS
Corrected an issue that caused wands to have a minimum range.

Update Notes: Tuesday November 29, 2016

US EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 7:00AM PDT* for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately two hours.

The EU EverQuest II Server will be brought offline on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 9:00PM PDT* for an update (Approx. 5:00AM UTC November 30th). Estimated downtime is two hours.

Update notes for this downtime can be found in the Game Update Notes forum once they're available.

 



POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Lost City of Torsis: The Spectral Market [Heroic]

  • Adds in the Merchant Caniz encounter should respawn slightly slower.

Crypt of Dalnir: Baron's Workshop [Heroic and Solo]

  • Placing the Main Valve Lever and pulling it to open the slime grate will no longer cause smaller races to be stuck with a MAIN VALVE LEVER IN THEIR HEADS.

Kaesora: Xalgozian Stronghold

  • Colonel Gozier should no longer port you out of the world.

Lost City of Torsis: Ashiirian Court [Raid]

  • Lord Ghiosk will now be guarding the library once again.

PLAYER HOUSING
Only owners of the City of Mist Waterfront Estate may now change the water level in the home.

MERCENARIES
Increased the amount of resolve Mercenaries gain from equipped gear.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
Corrected an issue that prevented bleedthrough from affecting shared group wards.

ITEMS

  • Corrected the damage on the non-upgraded Curuvar'Renda effect.
  • Removed the incorrect status value description from the Mercenary: Claz'zakla unlock coin.
  • Corrected the issue that prevented the Fervor on Curuvar'Renda from applying.
  • Corrected the description on Warding Ebb and Acidic Blast poisons to reflect that they increase damage done to the target, not reduce.
  • Handcrafted items from Terrors of Thalumbra and Kunark Ascending are once again properly listed as Handcrafted.

QUESTS

  • Arcanna'se Spire: Repository of Secrets [Heroic and Solo]: Lost Knowledge will update for the entire group when returning books and scrolls.
  • Kunark Ascending: Seeking Reassurance - Quest journal now more clearly indicates the need to speak with others before Chosooth will reveal himself.
  • Ghosts and Gooblins - The Sarnak spirit (an Obulus remnant) now respawns for those needing to save Wreek.
  • Ghosts and Gooblins - The gooblin now respawns for those searching the Mutation Hall for Ghawg.
  • Eye in the Mist - A proper error message is now displayed when group member does not qualify for shared quest.
  • The public quest Long Live the Emperor may now only be started once every 30 minutes.
  • Lucky to be Alive - Quest completion text now accurately describes the undead in the upper levels of High Keep.
  • Lingering Forces of Ancient Deities - Collection name is now spelled correctly.

CENSUS

  • Fixed a bug where item stats were not properly applying to character exports.
  • Fixed a bug where some attributes on characters exported to census would not include buffs from spells.
  • Fixed a bug where resists would not be properly exported in some census exports.

Black Friday Sales Come to Norrath

The Shady Swashbuckler brings some interesting deals to Norrath, and this weekend is no exception! From 12:00PM Pacific Time on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 to 12:00PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, you can get your hands on the following 50% Off deals in the Marketplace!

First, maybe you’d like to create a new character? The Beastlord and Channeler classes are both on sale, as are the Aerakyn and Freeblood races!

Once you’ve got your character created, you’ll want to make sure they’re properly outfitted. Pick up a Mount + Armor Bundle – both the Freeport Guardian and the Qeynos Protector are on sale.

You can also find a selection of nine Heritage Armor crates on sale.

So, whether you’re creating an alt or dressing your main in some stylish new gear, there’s a great deal waiting for you in the Marketplace! And those deals aren’t all – there are multiple deals, up to 50% off, scattered throughout the Marketplace, so seek out which prices the Shady Swashbuckler has slashed by getting in game now!

Update Notes: Tuesday November 22, 2016

All servers will come down at 7:00 AM PT (3 PM UTC) for a brief update to address a few outstanding issues. Downtime is anticipated to be approximately 2 hours. Update notes can be located here.


POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Lost City of Torsis: Reaver's Remnants [All Versions]

  • You should no longer be able to kill the Spirit Flames in the Tzirathk encounter.

Kaesora: Tomb of the Venerated [Advanced Solo]

  • Icicle Storm no longer reduces potency.

Vaedenmoor: Realm of Despair [Raid]

  • Ambushing imps should now retreat when their master is defeated.

Crypt of Dalnir: Wizard's Den [Advanced Solo]

  • Goo Bomb's damage has been reduced and it no longer stifles mercenaries.

Time-Locked

  • The Shard of Hate, Veskar: The Invasion, and Runnyeye: The Gathering are now available on Stormhold.

HOUSE ZONES
City of Mist Waterfront Estate moat may no longer be raised or lowered by anyone but the house owner.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
Pact of the Cheetah now reduces the correct amount of damage.

ITEMS

  • Ascendent Fist of Vylardin will now proc the correct version of Curuvar'Renda.
  • The Essential Kunark Guide is no longer stack lore.
  • Ancient stone fragments will now grant status to guilds up to level 200.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented Noxious Rendings damage effect from affecting encounter targets.
  • Corrected the name on status trinkets dropped in Kunark Ascending zones.
  • Thalumbral Mitts no longer overwrite your chest appearance.
  • Fixed an issue where previous adornments were not returned if adorning an equipped item.
  • Shard of Hate, Runnyeye: The Gathering, Veksar: The Invasion: Updated item stats to ensure smooth item progression for players completing these zones at the intended level.

PUBLIC QUESTS

  • The Primordial Malice throughout Norrath have been called back by Lanys T'Vyl, and so Search and Destroy has run its course.
  • Venril Sathir's forces in Kylong Plains and Jarsath Wastes have been redirected, leaving the Crusaders of Greenmist to focus their efforts elsewhere, and so The Crusade is no longer ongoing.
  • Shade of the First Brood is once again active in Fens of Nathsar and will properly reward everyone who participates in bringing down Jaled Dar's Shade.

QUESTS

  • A Goblin Nightmare - All goblins, including the 10th, can now be rescued, and none will be stuck under rocks.
  • Littered Along the Pass - The sentimental artifacts render from a further distance.
  • Dying to Have You – Players continuing to search for Ghawg will now be provided a clue within the Church of Kly.
  • Obulus Opus - Globulus has been moved closer to water.
  • Geobotany - Vrassath saboteurs will no longer continue attacking you if you defeated enough of them to advance to the next part of the quest.

 

Return to Kunark and WIN A Collector’s Edition!

We’re excited to be celebrating the launch of Kunark Ascending! To add to the festivities, we want to give YOU a chance to win some great prizes!

Here’s what you need to do:

From November 21 – November 28, make sure you’re following @everquestii on Twitter. Tweet us your favorite screenshot of Kunark to @everquestii using the hashtags #ReturnToKunark and #sweepstakes. Your screenshot of Kunark may be from previous content or the new expansion. You can also submit your favorite screenshot directly via Votigo here. You may tweet or submit one (1) Kunark screenshot per day for each of the eight (8) days of the Sweepstakes Period, for a total of eight (8) submissions.

Here’s what you could win:

GRAND PRIZE: An EverQuest II-themed Prize Package which includes:

  • A Code for a Collector’s Edition of Kunark Ascending
  • An EverQuest/EverQuest II Coffee Mug
  • An EverQuest/EverQuest II Quest Journal
  • An EverQuest/EverQuest II Cookie Tin

Three (3) winners will be selected randomly from eligible entries as Grand Prize winners.

Head to Twitter and make sure you’re following @everquestii, or start submitting your screenshots via Votigo!

The Sweepstakes is open to everyone eighteen (18) and over at the time of entry. For full official rules, please visit this site.

Moonlight Enchantment is Back

The monthly live event Moonlight Enchantments starts tonight! The grottos will open on the 20th at 12:01am PT and close on the 21st at 11:59pm PT. The time applies directly with no conversion to all servers.


Check out our Moonlight Enchantments guide and peek at the rewards!

Update Notes: Thursday November 17, 2016

All servers will come down at 7:00 AM PT (3 PM UTC) for a brief update to address a few outstanding issues. Downtime is anticipated to be approximately 2 hours. Update notes can be located here.


POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Obulus Frontier

  • Sarnak Infiltrators are no longer quite as hearty.
  • Players who have not completed "Kunark Ascending: Opportunity 'Noks" will now evac inside the Crusaders' Cave.
  • Banker, broker, collector, and other service NPCs in the Greenmist Crusader caves no longer require you to speak sathirian.

The Frillik Tide

  • Iksar on The Frillik Tide now speak common.

Arcanna'se Spire: Order and Chaos [Raid]

  • Amalgam of Order and Chaos now use the correct amount of resolve.
  • The Guardian of Arcanna'se should now properly look for the specific statue to draw power from instead of any statue.

Lost City of Torsis: Ashiirian Court [Raid]

  • Behemoths within Torsis should no longer be quite as powerful.

Arcanna'se Spire: Vessel of the Sorceress [Event Heroic]

  • Reduced the combat mitigation of The Armor of Sul.

Arcanna'se Spire: Repository of Secrets

  • Tabor'Zaai will spawn a lot less adds during the fight.

Arcanna'se Spire: Forgotten Sanctum

  • Queshaun, Keeper of Pestilence will cast his Endemic Redoubt much less often.

Crypt of Dalnir: Ritual Chamber [Heroic] and [Solo]

  • The doors within The Kly's chamber will no longer remain shut if all parties leave the zone and return.

PUBLIC QUESTS
Search and Destroy - Primordial Malice Warlords will now spawn.


TRADESKILLS

  • The City of Mist Home Builder's Kit recipes now use common harvests from the original Kunark zones.
  • Ingredients on the recipes of the tradeskill daily missions have been rebalanced to require fewer mycelial tendrils and a more even distribution of ingredients overall.
  • If you fail to craft a healing goo brew, you can now obtain more slug slime.

ITEMS

  • Corrected an issue that prevented stat bonuses from applying to level 80 adventurers on the Skyfire Phoenix.
  • City of Mist Waterfront Estate portals may now be placed correctly.

QUESTS

  • Kunark Ascending: Ghost Whisperer - All magma elementals will update this quest when on the appropriate part.
  • A Goblin Nightmare - Kly abductors will no longer update for the entire group when killed as they and the rescued goblins can only be seen by a single player on the quest.

Update Notes: Tuesday November 15, 2016 (Kunark As

KUNARK ASCENDING
Norrath remains in danger from Lanys T’Vyl, God of Malice, and her pursuit of power! Return to Kunark and adventure through unexplored lands full of strife as a powerful force of iksar plan to overthrow the lich emperor, Venril Sathir. Uncover dungeons long sealed or lost, amassing power and piecing together the history long buried, in an attempt to keep the last Chaos Stone out of Lanys' evil clutches!

It will take great courage to stand against the coming darkness and stop her from ushering in a new age of dominance by the gods. When the Tenets of Hate ascend to godhood, will you stand against them?

Kunark Ascending is the 13th EverQuest II expansion and brings new and exciting adventures to Norrath.

Journey to Obulus Frontier in North Kunark where you’ll explore the ruins of Kaesora, fight through the Crypt of Dalnir in Warslik Woods, traverse the City of Mist, and adventure through more areas both familiar and undiscovered!

KA EXPANSION FEATURES:

  • All new dungeons for Solo, Heroic, and Raid parties alike.
  • 4 new Ascension classes available to all max level characters!
  • Upgrade your epic weapon with all new Epic 2.0 Quests.
  • Gear Up Your Mercenaries – With the new mercenary equipment feature you can now equip your favorite Mercenaries with gear to increase their power.
  • New Wardrobe Tab – Free up space with the new Wardrobe tab. Any relevant items placed into the Wardrobe will be converted into appearances and won’t take up any inventory slots!

ASCENSION CLASSES
Once a character has progressed through the Kunark Ascending signature line, they will gain access to Ascension Classes from Ascension Masters located throughout Obulus Frontier. More information on Ascension may be found here: https://www.everquest2.com/news/kunark-ascending-ascension-class-preview

MERCENARY TRAINING
Mercenaries may now equip two armor and two mercenary only accolade items by default and may be trained to equip more.

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Server Maintenance Kunark Ascending

All servers will come offline November 15th at 7:00 AM PT (3 PM GMT) for an expansion update. Downtime is anticipated to be approximately 5 hours. We'll see you in Kunark!