Daybreak Maintenance: Mon, April 27, 2015

Daybreak Games will perform a general maintenance beginning at 7:00AM PDT on Monday, April 27th. The current estimated downtime for this maintenance is three to five hours, depending on the service.

This maintenance may impact the following Daybreak services across all games:

  • Commerce functions, including purchases, for all games
  • Game logins
  • Web logins for all Daybreak sites, including account creation
  • Forum access (login, posting, and viewing abilities) for all Daybreak games.

Here's our handy Time Zone Conversion Tool to help you plan.

April 24, 2015

Here are some Friday night updates for you. Have a great weekend!

New Items: Prize: Visage of the Brownie NoblePrize: Visage of Queen PelziaPrize: Visage of the Siren EnticerPrize: Visage of the Ice GolemPrize: Rallosian Dagger OrnamentationPrize: Nimbus of the JesterPrize: Familiar of the Armored WorgPrize: Bridle of the Cursed KirinPrize: Bridle of the Mystical KirinPrize: Draconic Great Hammer OrnamentationPrize: Kiss of Erollisi MarrPrize: Bridle of the Shadow PantherPrize: Nimbus of the Rain KeeperPrize: Visage of Emperor DraygunPrize: Visage of the Stone GargoylePrize: Visage of the Crystal GolemPrize: Visage of the Screaming BansheePrize: Visage of Queen PyrilonisPrize: Nimbus of the LoverPrize: Visage of the Hideous HarpyPrize: Ping's Prodigious Potion PackPrize: Visage of NillipusPrize: Bridle of the Wrulon WarderPrize: Tunarian Great Axe OrnamentationPrize: Familiar of Lady VoxPrize: Ping's Peregrinating Potion PackPrize: Ping's Practical Potion PackPrize: Familiar of the Phased ScrykinPrize: Nimbus of the WispPrize: Title of the Hero of the InquisitionPrize: Rallosian Staff OrnamentationPrize: Rallosian Blade OrnamentationPrize: Scale of Rodcet NifePrize: Familiar of the Girplan GuardianPrize: Visage of the Bixie DronePrize: Visage of the Phased ScrykinPrize: Familiar of HulcrorPrize: Ping's Poignant Potion PackPrize: Draconic Blade OrnamentationPrize: Familiar of the Kobold KingPrize: Rallosian Greatsword OrnamentationPrize: Ping's Palliative Potion PackPrize: Ping's Pellucid Potion PackPrize: Nimbus of the Ocean LordPrize: Visage of the Kobold SerfPrize: Ping's Petite Potion PackPrize: Bridle of the Viridian CragslitherPrize: Visage of King GragnarPrize: Nimbus of the FacelessPrize: Familiar of Zi-Thuuli, the Granite ClawPrize: Familiar of Valik the CruelPrize: Ping's Penetrating Potion Pack

New Recipes: Raid Elder Chain Chest Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Silk Chest Seal of the PyromancerRaid Elder Silk Leg Seal of the PyromancerRaid Elder Silk Sleeve Seal of the PyromancerRaid Elder Silk Glove Seal of the PyromancerRaid Elder Silk Helm Seal of the PyromancerRaid Elder Silk Wrist Seal of the PyromancerRaid Elder Chain Sleeve Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Chain Wrist Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Chain Chest Seal of the HealerRaid Elder Chain Glove Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Chain Leg Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Chain Helm Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Plate Chest Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Plate Boot Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Plate Glove Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Plate Leg Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Plate Helm Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Plate Sleeve Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Plate Wrist Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Leather Chest Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Leather Boot Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Leather Glove Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Leather Leg Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Leather Helm Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Leather Sleeve Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Leather Wrist Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Silk Chest Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Silk Glove Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Silk Leg Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Silk Sleeve Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Silk Helm Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Silk Wrist Seal of the ArcherRaid Elder Chain Sleeve Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Chain Wrist Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Chain Chest Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Chain Leg Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Chain Glove Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Chain Helm Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Plate Chest Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Plate Boot Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Plate Glove Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Plate Helm Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Plate Leg Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Plate Sleeve Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Plate Wrist Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Leather Chest Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Leather Boot Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Leather Glove Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Leather Helm Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Leather Leg Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Leather Sleeve Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Leather Wrist Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Silk Chest Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Silk Boot Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Silk Leg Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Silk Glove Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Silk Helm Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Silk Sleeve Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Silk Wrist Seal of the WarchiefScroll: Tears of Wreliard Rk. IISpell: Chant of the Darkvine Rk. II

Updated Items: Grilled Rat EarsRat Ear PieConcentrated Grade AA Gormar VenomIntricate Defiant BreastplateHighwater GlovesRustic Armwraps of Argath

Updated Quest: Rat Ear Pie

Updated Bestiary: Foloal StormforestInitiate FiransadGreshvouleVerona RankinOograh BreaknoseLancer Archon GaorilVisoracius

Updated Recipes: Forged SpearPale Velium-Hafted Long SpearFine Steel Spear - ConversionAligned Long SpearAligned Long Spear BladeAligned Long Spear HaftPlatinum Gemmed Broad SpearPlatinum Inlaid Broad Spear BladePlatinum Gem-Bladed Broad SpearGolden Long Spear HaftPale Velium-Bladed Broad SpearPlatinum Broad Spear BladeGem-Inlaid Broad Spear BladeGem-Inlaid Broad Spear HaftGemmed Broad SpearPlatinum Broad Spear HaftGem-Hafted Broad Spear

April 23, 2015

Here are today's updates:

New Items: Prize: Familiar of Phara DarPrize: Ping's Protective Potion PackPrize: Visage of the Hooded ScrykinPrize: Familiar of the Hooded ScrykinPrize: Familiar of Lord NagafenPrize: Nimbus of the Burning PrincePrize: Nimbus of the PlaguebringerPrize: Visage of the King GelaquaPrize: Tunarian Staff OrnamentationPrize: Tunarian Great Staff OrnamentationPrize: Tunarian Blade OrnamentationPrize: Tunarian Dagger OrnamentationPrize: Tunarian Spear OrnamentationPrize: Title of the Hero of the OathboundPrize: Rallosian Claw OrnamentationPrize: Nimbus of GrowthPrize: Nimbus of the TranquilPrize: Nimbus of the Air QueenPrize: Rallosian Club OrnamentationPrize: Legendary Norrathian StandardPrize: Familiar of the Stone HivePrize: Familiar of Queen EletylPrize: Familiar of the Bitter BrowniePrize: Familiar of SeverilousPrize: Familiar of the Gorged EyePrize: Familiar of Lightningcaller VhalekPrize: Draconic Fist OrnamentationPrize: Draconic Spear OrnamentationPrize: Draconic Dagger OrnamentationPrize: Draconic Great Blade OrnamentationPrize: Draconic Hammer OrnamentationPrize: Bridle of the Plagued CragslitherPrize: Bridle of the Seething ChimeraPrize: Bridle of the Wrulon GuardianPrize: Bridle of the Crimson CragslitherPrize: Bridle of the Snow LeopardPrize: Tear of Tranquility

New Recipes: Raid Elder Leather Leg Seal of the PyromancerRaid Elder Leather Sleeve Seal of the PyromancerRaid Elder Leather Wrist Seal of the PyromancerRaid Elder Silk Boot Seal of the Pyromancer

Updated Items: Familiar of SeverilousShroud of the ForgottenCrystallized Shadow BootsFresh MeatModest Binding PowderGnome Skin TunicSpell: Tumultuous StrengthCrystallized ShadowsVelium RapierVelium WarhammerVelium ScimitarVelium Long SwordCrystallized Shadow DaggerCrystallized Shadow SpearCrystallized Shadow ScimitarOrnate Defiant Cloth Wristwrap

Updated Bestiary: Master Sage Lowenn

Updated Quests: The Fiery AvengerPaladin Epic: Fiery DefenderKobold Molars (evil)

Patch Notes for April 22, 2015

Here are the patch notes for tomorrow morning's game update (servers due up around 6:00 A.M. Pacific Time):

*** Highlights ***

- Advanced Loot System: Improved the performance of adding, deleting, and changing loot filter settings (AN/AG/Never).
- Spells with resource tap components will now stack with each other as intended.
- When you invite a non-grouped character to the raid it should now put them in "not in a group" and not as a group leader.

April 22, 2015

Here are some midweek updates for you:

New Bestiary: a harbinger of feara harbinger of flamea harbinger of frosta harbinger of the seas

New Recipes: Raid Elder Plate Chest Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Plate Boot Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Plate Glove Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Plate Leg Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Plate Helm Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Plate Sleeve Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Plate Wrist Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Leather Chest Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Leather Boot Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Leather Leg Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Leather Helm Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Leather Glove Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Leather Sleeve Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Leather Wrist Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Silk Chest Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Silk Glove Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Silk Leg Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Silk Sleeve Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Silk Sleeve Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Silk Helm Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Silk Wrist Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Plate Chest Seal of the PyromancerRaid Elder Plate Boot Seal of the PyromancerRaid Elder Plate Leg Seal of the PyromancerRaid Elder Plate Sleeve Seal of the PyromancerRaid Elder Plate Helm Seal of the PyromancerRaid Elder Plate Wrist Seal of the PyromancerRaid Elder Plate Glove Seal of the PyromancerRaid Elder Chain Leg Seal of the PyromancerRaid Elder Chain Sleeve Seal of the PyromancerRaid Elder Chain Glove Seal of the PyromancerRaid Elder Chain Helm Seal of the PyromancerRaid Elder Chain Wrist Seal of the PyromancerRaid Elder Leather Chest Seal of the PyromancerRaid Elder Leather Boot Seal of the PyromancerRaid Elder Leather Glove Seal of the PyromancerRaid Elder Leather Helm Seal of the Pyromancer

Updated Items: Crystallized ShadowsSunshard DustRune of the CycloneVelium Warhammer

Updated Bestiary: an undead dancerPriest Majes Medoryan undead bridesmaid

April 21, 2015

Servers will be down early tomorrow morning for a game update:

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 4:00AM Pacific* for the April update. Servers will be unavailable for approximately two hours.

New Item: Tome: Dragon's Balance Rk. III

New Recipes: Raid Elder Plate Boot Seal of the AdvisorRaid Elder Plate Glove Seal of the AdvisorRaid Elder Plate Leg Seal of the AdvisorRaid Elder Plate Sleeve Seal of the AdvisorRaid Elder Plate Wrist Seal of the AdvisorRaid Elder Plate Helm Seal of the AdvisorRaid Elder Leather Chest Seal of the AdvisorRaid Elder Leather Leg Seal of the AdvisorRaid Elder Leather Boot Seal of the AdvisorRaid Elder Leather Glove Seal of the AdvisorRaid Elder Leather Helm Seal of the AdvisorRaid Elder Leather Sleeve Seal of the AdvisorRaid Elder Leather Wrist Seal of the AdvisorRaid Elder Silk Chest Seal of the AdvisorRaid Elder Silk Leg Seal of the AdvisorRaid Elder Silk Sleeve Seal of the AdvisorRaid Elder Silk Wrist Seal of the AdvisorRaid Elder Silk Helm Seal of the AdvisorRaid Elder Silk Glove Seal of the AdvisorRaid Elder Chain Sleeve Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Chain Wrist Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Chain Chest Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Chain Glove Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Chain Leg Seal of the BerserkerRaid Elder Chain Helm Seal of the Berserker

Updated Items: Spell: Enchant VeliumOrnate Defiant Plate BootsFading Shadow StarSpell: Tumultuous StrengthGrade B Oleander ExtractVye`Lithiar, Varken's LongbowTattered NoteHuman BloodSealed LetterTattered Cloth NoteBear PartsChunk of Meat

Updated Quests: Pixie Dust #1Gnasher's HeadThe Nitrates and the AssassinSecond Test of KejaarRodrick #2: Hunt the Dead

Updated Bestiary: McNeal Jocuba bear cubSentinel CreotExecutioneran ancient mummyoozing flesha shadowVkjen ThunderslayerIrrek BloodfistGnasher FurguttDraze Slashynunkempt messengerYilsme the Harbinger of DeathDeicoraxius

April 20, 2015

Here are some updates for today:

New Item: Soul Leech, Dark Sword of Blood

New Recipes: Raid Elder Chain Glove Seal of the AdvisorRaid Elder Chain Leg Seal of the AdvisorRaid Elder Chain Sleeve Seal of the AdvisorRaid Elder Chain Wrist Seal of the AdvisorRaid Elder Chain Helm Seal of the AdvisorRaid Elder Plate Chest Seal of the Advisor

Updated Items: Spell: Turning of the UnnaturalFading Shadow RapierMummy WrappingsGnome Skin GorgetOrnate Defiant HarmonagateRough Defiant BowOrnate Defiant Plate VambracesVelium SpearFading Shadow ScimitarFading Shadow WarhammerVelium ScimitarOrnate Defiant Leather CapComplex Platinum Silvered RuneRough Combatant's StakeExquisite Platinum Silvered RuneExquisite Gold Embossed RuneExquisite Embossed RuneGold Painted RuneRough Defiant Cloth WristwrapRough Defiant Serrated DaggerRough Defiant Leather SleevesShadowbone StaffGrade B Muscimol ExtractCrystallized ShadowsFading Shadow Long SwordComplex Velium Embossed RuneIce of VeliousRaw Supple HideSticky Bixie HoneyFading Shadow StarSkeleton PartsSimple Defiant BluestoneRough Defiant Chain BootsRough Defiant Cloth CapRough Defiant Plate BootsCrystallized SulfurVelium Silvered RuneRough Defiant Trillion AmethystFrozen Crystalline Eye Rough Defiant Chain BracerSunshard DustGnome Skin LeggingsElementary Binding PowderFading Shadow DaggerCrystallized Shadow SpearBone Chips

Updated Quests: Wooly FungusTDS Rank II Level 101 Spells: Minor Briny Essence

Updated Bestiary: Zorglim the DeadLoran Thu`LethXalgotia bustling diggera frantic harvester

Letter From the Producer

EverQuest Producer Holly "Windstalker" Longdale updated us this afternoon about what's happening this month and beyond for EverQuest.

  • Some improvements are being made to Epic 1.0 quests (bottlenecks are being reduced -- details can be found in the latest Test Server patch notes).
  • Legends of Norrath loot will be a little more easier to come by (for the right price)
  • The progression server is a prominent topic (one that we know all about, thanks to Aristo's intricately detailed post earlier this week).
  • We have been introduced to the idea of "campaigns" (downloadable content to be released twice a year - the first of which expected this coming Fall). These are said to feature "about the same amount of content" as what would normally be seen in an annual expansion.

Players have raised numerous questions about this, of course. As of this posting, they haven't been answered (it is a Friday afternoon, after all; happy Friday, by the way!), but you can probably expect some answers in this EQ Forum thread in the coming week.

(You can find the full letter posted below the jump.)

April 17, 2015

Here are some Friday night updates for you. Enjoy your weekend!

New Items: Scroll: Mental Dread Rk. IIScroll: Bond of Bonemaw Rk. IIScroll: Bonemaw's Bite Rk. IIScroll: Vizat's Horror Rk. IIKoi Kimono OrnamentCloak of Atahus OrnamentOutriders Jerkin OrnamentRobes of the Spider Ornament

New Recipes: Raid Elder Chain Boot Seal of the Foot SoldierRaid Elder Chain Boot Seal of the HealerRaid Elder Chain Boot Seal of the MagusRaid Elder Chain Boot Seal of the MarinerRaid Elder Chain Boot Seal of the MasterRaid Elder Chain Boot Seal of the OracleRaid Elder Chain Boot Seal of the SeafarerRaid Elder Chain Boot Seal of the StargazerRaid Elder Chain Boot Seal of the TravelerRaid Elder Chain Boot Seal of the WarchiefRaid Elder Chain Boot Seal of the WarmongerRaid Elder Chain Chest Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Chain Glove Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Chain Leg Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Chain Sleeve Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Chain Wrist Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Chain Helm Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Plate Leg Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Plate Sleeve Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Plate Wrist Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Plate Glove Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Plate Helm Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Plate Chest Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Plate Boot Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Leather Chest Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Leather Leg Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Leather Boot Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Leather Glove Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Leather Helm Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Leather Sleeve Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Leather Wrist Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Silk Chest Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Silk Sleeve Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Silk Leg Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Silk Wrist Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Silk Glove Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Silk Helm Seal of the ArcanistRaid Elder Chain Leg Seal of the CryomancerRaid Elder Chain Sleeve Seal of the CryomancerRaid Elder Chain Wrist Seal of the CryomancerRaid Elder Chain Helm Seal of the CryomancerRaid Elder Chain Glove Seal of the CryomancerRaid Elder Plate Chest Seal of the CryomancerRaid Elder Plate Boot Seal of the CryomancerRaid Elder Plate Leg Seal of the CryomancerRaid Elder Plate Sleeve Seal of the CryomancerRaid Elder Plate Wrist Seal of the CryomancerRaid Elder Plate Helm Seal of the CryomancerRaid Elder Plate Glove Seal of the CryomancerRaid Elder Leather Chest Seal of the CryomancerRaid Elder Leather Boot Seal of the CryomancerRaid Elder Leather Glove Seal of the CryomancerRaid Elder Leather Helm Seal of the CryomancerRaid Elder Leather Leg Seal of the CryomancerRaid Elder Leather Sleeve Seal of the CryomancerRaid Elder Leather Wrist Seal of the CryomancerRaid Elder Silk Chest Seal of the CryomancerRaid Elder Silk Boot Seal of the CryomancerRaid Elder Silk Leg Seal of the CryomancerRaid Elder Silk Sleeve Seal of the CryomancerRaid Elder Silk Glove Seal of the CryomancerRaid Elder Silk Helm Seal of the CryomancerRaid Elder Silk Wrist Seal of the Cryomancer

Updated Items: Frozen Crystalline EyeFading Shadow ClaymoreCrystallized ShadowsVelium Short SwordGnome Skin MaskOrnate Defiant BreastplateRough Defiant Chain CoifRough Defiant Leather BootsVelium Morning StarFading Shadow DaggerMummy WrappingsRough Defiant Cloth WristwrapRaw Runic HideRough Defiant Trillion Amethyst

Updated Bestiary: Lord VyemmHigh Guard Vnayyanye

Updated Quests: Scaled CurskinsScorpion PincersRaid Expedition: Uqua, the Ocean God ChantryMarla #3: Protected Passage

EverQuest: Progression Server Update

More details have emerged about the new progression server in the works. EverQuest developer Ed "Aristo" Hardin compiled a list of frequently asked questions about the server and offered some details about upcoming in-game polls.

Here are some highlights from his EQ Forum post:

  • Zones that have had their graphics revamped will keep their present-day geometry.
  • Zones that have had their content revamped will be in their earlier versions (some in their original formats; some in later [but not current] formats).
  • Most features that were added with expansions will be locked until those expansions are unlocked (you won't see mercenaries running around at launch).
    • Several exceptions that will be available at launch: the raid window, maps, augmentations, AAs (still mostly level and expansion-restricted), saving of tradeskill recipes, audio triggers, many achievements, hotbar revamps, and guild rank customizations.
  • The user interface will keep its current form.
  • To handle heavy player population loads, newbie zones will be set up so that they trigger a separate version of the zone when the current zone gets too full of players.
    • In these cases, players will still be able to choose which version of the zone they enter.
  • There will be no instancing of raid content in static zones.
  • The server will have an open Beta period (no dates announced yet).
  • Experience will be reduced (a new experience system is to be tested through Beta).
  • You will be seeing more in-game polls about how players would like expansion unlockings to be handled.

You can check out the full list of Frequently Asked Questions (along with poll details) in this EQ Forum thread.