EverQuest II: Altar of Malice Launch Guides

The Altar of Malice expansion is here!

The Altar of Malice expansion is now available for F2P members to purchase! Here's some quick links to hop between specific sections:

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.

Downtime - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

All US servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 7am PST. Estimated US downtime is one hour. EU servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 9pm PST (5:00AM London Time on 26 November). Estimated EU downtime is two hours.

Patch notes are available after the jump.

Downtime - Thursday, November 20, 2014

Nope, you're not seeing things: it's another downtime announcement for EverQuest II. All US servers will be brought offline on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at approximately 7:00AM PST. Estimated US downtime is one hour. EU servers will be brought offline on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at approximately 9:00PM PST (or 5:00AM London Time on 21 November). Estimated EU downtime is two hours.

Patch notes are available after the jump.

Moonlight Enchantments Start Tonight!

The monthly live event Moonlight Enchantments begins 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!

Downtime - Wednesday, November 19, 2014

All US servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at approximately 7:00AM PST. Estimated US downtime is one hour. EU servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at approximately 9:00PM PST (5:00AM London Time on 20 November). Estimated EU downtime is two hours.

Here's the patch notes:


POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Altar of Malice
Experience for defeating NPCs in Altar of Malice Solo and Advanced Solo zones has been increased.

ITEMS
Expendable items can no longer be transmuted.
Refining common harvests can no longer return high quality slag.

EverQuest II 10th Anniversary Livestream

Missed the November 14th EQ2 livestream? Catch up now by watching Holly "Windstalker" Longdale, Ry "Roshen" Schueller, and Carlos "Gninja" Mora as they show off the newest expansion, Altar of Malice, and play the new Aerakyn race. They also ran a special 10th anniversary in-game event on the Freeport server.

Downtime - Tuesday, November 18, 2014

All US servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at approximately 7:00AM PST. Estimated US downtime is one hour. EU Eservers will be brought offline on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at approximately 9:00PM PST, or 5:00AM London Time (19 November). Estimated EU downtime is two hours.

Patch notes are available after the jump.

Film Friday: Eight New Trailers


We're back post-BlizzCon madness and have eight more great videos to share this week. Strap in for a look back 10 years ago, an invasion in Times Square, the re-birth of a Kickstarter campaign and more!

Downtime - Wednesday, November 12, 2014

US servers will come down on November 12, 2014 at 7am PT/10am ET for an update. Estimated downtime is one hour. EU servers will come down at 9pm PT (5am GMT on Nov 13) for the patch. Expected downtime for is two hours.

Patch notes are available after the jump.