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!

Double Ascension Scrolls Until Sun, Feb 26

Hail Norrathians,

Are you working to level up your Ascension classes? If so, you’re in luck because you’ll get TWO Ascension Scrolls every time you visit your Ascension trainer until Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 11:59PM PST.

Not sure what an Ascension Class is? Check out the full write up on Ascension Classes here.

Not sure where Ascension Trainers are?

  • Chosooth, Thaumaturgist Master - Located in Crusaders' Cave in Obulus Frontier
  • Miragul, Etherealist Master - Located in Nye'Caelona in Obulus Frontier
  • Najena, Elementalist Master - Located in Crusaders' Cave in Obulus Frontier
  • Aranolh Tol'Ren, Terramancer Master - Located in Nye'Caelona in Obulus Frontier

How will YOU take best advantage of double Ascension Scrolls?

 

Update Notes: Tuesday February 14, 2017

US EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 7:00AM PT (3 PM UTC) for an update. Estimated downtime could be up to 2 hours.

All EU servers will come offline at 9:00 PM PT (5 AM UTC February 15th) for this update. Downtime is anticipated to be approximately 2 hours.

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



POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Arcanna'se Spire: Forgotten Sanctum [Heroic]

  • Sabellah'Xen, Keeper of Fire's adds now despawn when he is defeated or when his encounter is reset.
  • Caelan'Gael, Keeper of Growth's adds now despawn when he is defeated or when his encounter is reset.
  • Lachina, Defender of Magics' adds now despawn when she is defeated or when his encounter is reset.

Kaesora: Xalgozian Stronghold [Heroic]

  • General Janosz's adds now despawn when he is defeated or when his encounter is reset.

The Ruins of Cabilis [Heroic]

  • Smith Xzatik's adds now despawn when he is defeated or when his encounter is reset.
  • War Baron Eator's adds now despawn when he is defeated or when his encounter is reset.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
General

  • Corrected a bug that allowed pets and swarm pets to not be affected by stat caps.

Channeler

  • Truespirit Rift should no longer interfere with wards.

Bruiser

  • Removed the proc description from the Void Strike buff as it was causing too much confusion. You will now have to scribe and cast Void Strike, then examine Lightning Fists to view the increase in damage.

Warlock

  • Increased Draw from the Void damage.
  • Dark Aggravation may now spell or ability doublecast.

Ranger

  • Increased the base damage of the Heartseeker Hawk's abilities.

Beastlord

  • Prospective Fix for several Beastlord abilities healing enemy encounters.

QUESTS

  • Missions from The Shadow Odyssey, Sentinel's Fate, Destiny of Velious, Scourge Keep and fabled dungeons can now be filtered in the "Mission Timer" tab of your Journal.

PUBLIC QUESTS

  • Mudfin hydromancers are now a bit more difficult to damage.

Incoming February 2017 patch on Wednesday!

February patch is coming up on Wednesday morning. If you would like to see a sneak peek at what's going to be in the patch take a look at the test patch notes.

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/server-downtime-wed-february-15th.238440/#post-3506854

 

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All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 6:30AM Pacific* for maintenance. Servers will be unavailable for approximately four hours.

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

*Convert to your local time

Update Notes: Friday February 10, 2017

All US and EU EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Friday, February 10th, 2016 at 7:00AM PDT (3 PM UTC) for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately two hours.


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


 

GENERAL
  • A filter has been added to the missions list in the quest journal.
ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
Mystic
  • Replaced a dropped digit in the adept Strength of the Ancestors.
Illusionist
  • Corrected an issue with Chronal Mastery that was preventing the fervor effect from applying to the entire group.
Summoners
  • Pet Weapon Mastery will no longer overwrite Planeswalker or Reaper default weapon with a weaker weapon.
Necromancer
  • Reaper's Soul Drain will no longer heal the Reaper's target.
Warlock
  • The triggered effect of Void Mastery is now named Void Surge.
Wizard
  • Corrected an issue with Fiery Blast clearing the recorded damage value when it double casts. Fiery Blast no longer double casts and will instead multiply damage based off of Spell and/or Ability Doublecast.
Templar
  • Impart Faith should now cast at the correct base ward value. If you have the same tier of spell in Shield of Faith the ward values should be identical.
ITEMS
  • Corrected several cases where TSO set effects were dealing less damage with their upgraded versions (eg. Life Drain II was doing more damage than Life Drain III).
QUESTS
  • The mission, Crypt Jaunt, in Crypt of Dalnir: Baron's Workship [Heroic], can now be completed.
  • "An Unfinished Catalogue" in Lost City of Torsis: Reaver's Remnants [Heroic] can now be un-unfinished.
  • Shades of Drinal: Trial of Everafter - Drinal's Steward, located at Ashen Tower, will now respond appropriately, even if you have completed "Shades of Drinal: Great and Small"
  • Feast for a Gift - A failure string has been added for those who do not meet the requisites for this quest, when shared.
  • Quests Awakening Bonds: Forks in the Road - Zealots of Grozmok, ghostly bats and impurity mobs required for these updates have had their difficulty reduced.

 

Update Notes: Tuesday February 7, 2017

All US and EU EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, February 7th, 2016 at 7:00AM PDT (3 PM UTC) for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately two hours.


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


 

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
  • All raid encounters above tier 1 now have a base mitigation increased based off of expected mitigation debuff values.
  • All tier 3 and higher raids have had their panic mechanic made a bit more forgiving.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT
General
  • Plane Shift will no longer apply an illusion to epic 2.0 pets.
  • Corrected a bug in Battle Coordination that prevented the application of Open Wounds to the casters group.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented summoner epic 2.0 pets from casting their epic attacks.
  • Glacial Freeze will no longer have its duration reduced by harmonization.
Summoner
  • Planeswalker and Reaper may now be Flash Cast.
  • Planeswalker and Reaper pets will now benefit from all pet enhancement AA's except where the enhancement is for hate gain.
  • Energy Clash will now be able to be cast with Reaper or Planeswalker pets.
Monk
  • Reduced the amount of damage that gets reflected with Master's Interpose.
Guardian
  • Guardian will now cast the triggered effect. Moved the maximum melee damage effects to the triggered effect.
Templar
  • Impart Faith will now cause Shield of Faith to cast a second effect which carriers the noxious, elemental and physical wards to correct an overwrite issue.
Illusionist
  • Timelord will now use the correct tier based cooldown.
Mystic
  • Smoothed out the duration increase granted by Strength of the Ancestors so that the larger portion of the increase comes from higher tiers of the spell.
Assassin
  • Shadow Agent will now use the correct buff package.
Etherealist
  • Implosion will no longer cause the target to teleport to the assisted player, if pass through targeting was used.
ITEMS
  • The Awakened Dragon's Temper now grants DPS instead of ae autoattack chance.

Update Notes: Thursday February 2, 2017

All EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 7:00AM PT (3 PM UTC) for an update. Estimated downtime could be up to 2 hours.


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



ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT

  • Soulburn will now cooperate with Reaper.
  • Reduced the autoattack damage for Savage Allies.
  • Elemental Unity will now trigger when under an ascension buff.

ITEMS

  • Imbued Void Capsule now properly equips to the Charm slot.

QUESTS

  • Consolidation of Power - The Ethereal Catalyst will now drop 100% of the time if you are on the appropriate stage of the quest.

Planes of Power opens on Phinigel today!

Get ready Phinigel players. Planes of Power opens today at 2pm PST, 3pm MST, 4pm CST, 5pm EST!

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/sense-heading-progression-server-unlocks-2017.238051/

Update Notes: Tuesday January 31, 2017

All US EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 at 7:00AM PT (3 PM UTC) for an update. Estimated downtime could be up to 2 hours.

All EU servers will come offline at 9:00 PM PT (5 AM UTC February 1st) for this update. Downtime is anticipated to be approximately 2 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: Reaver's Remnants[Challenge Heroic]

  • Neh'Ashiir has had her max health reduced.

Isle of Vul

  • Reduced the control immunity on Fathad Zastim.

ABILITIES / ALTERNATE ADVANCEMENT

  • Spell Weapon Damage Bonus and Weapon Damage Bonus have been consolidated into one stat, Weapon Damage Bonus.
  • Corrected an issue with Glacial Freeze that would cause the targets to heal after returning to their natural level.
  • Pass Judgement will now correctly grant a Fervor component to Heretic's Destruction instead of Fervor Overcap.
  • Targets of Oration of Sacrifice may now trigger Fierce Combat for the entire duration of the effect at a maximum of once per 1.5 seconds.
  • Unfetter will now correctly remove the stealth component to Hidden Assault.
  • Corrected an issue with Shadow Trickery's fervor effect not applying correctly. Added the amount of fervor increased to the examine of Shadow Trickery.

ITEMS

  • Reduced block chance on several non-shield TSO items that were incorrectly set too high.
  • Corrected the 4-piece set bonus on TSO Inquisitor raid armor to stack with the class focus.
  • Added resists to all mercenary accolades.
  • Epic weapon damage procs now do the appropriate damage type.
  • Greater Relics are no longer flagged as Prestige.

QUESTS

  • The Warriors Call: Volume III - Pages for Potions, Transcendence of Life and Death Volume II should now have more spawns and spawn in Wizard's Den additionally.
  • Corrected an issue with The Warrior's Call: Volume IV where a player could get stuck if they left the Keep after completing the puzzle but without speaking to Slaviss.
  • Into the Maw: Corrected an issue that prevented players who killed Zastim out of order from bypassing the barrier.
  • Convenient Conversion - Deletion of the quest now removes "Convert of the Silver Reaper Robe" from player inventory.
  • Fighter Epic Quests - Srilk should now be seen by your entire group.

EQ Devs Listen

Proof that EQ Devs Listen to the Community

(Nothing more to say really, though logging in on offical boards and posting a thank you in the thread is a good way to encourage more/future listening)

 

source: https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/sense-heading-progression-server-unlocks-2017.238051/

Copied below.

From the Official Boards:

Hey all,

As we look to expansion content unlocks on progression servers in 2017, we wanted to touch bases regarding updates to the unlock schedule so everyone on these servers knows what to expect.

Any time we make changes, our goal is to improve the overall player experience for everyone on these servers, regardless of whether they’re in a guild competing for the first clear of a raid boss, or a small group of players working their way through the content at their own pace.

Gates of Discord and Omens of War Unlocks

Let’s tackle the topic of Gates of Discord and Omens of War unlocks first. While we still feel strongly about working towards solutions that result in shorter periods on progression servers without a level cap increase, we also want to give players the opportunity to experience each era of content in a meaningful way.

We’re going to split these expansion unlocks apart (which is a change from this post here). On Phinigel, we’ll be reducing the period of time for unlocks on expansions without a level cap increase to eight weeks. This will start with Gates of Discord. After Gates opens on Phinigel, it’ll be eight weeks before Omens of War unlocks. As before, expansions that include a level cap increase will last for twelve weeks before the next expansion content unlocks.

On Ragefire and Lockjaw, the unlock schedule will be similar to previous progression servers. Omens of War and subsequent expansions will become eligible for voting 90 days after their previous expansions are completed.

So, When Are Our Unlocks?

Once it’s time for Planes of Power to unlock on your server, Legacy of Ykesha content will unlock with it at the same time.

Our 2017 unlocks on Phinigel are scheduled for:

  • Planes of Power & Legacy of Ykesha – Weds, February 1, 2017
  • Lost Dungeons of Norrath – Weds, April 26, 2017
  • Gates of Discord – Weds, July 19, 2017
  • Omens of War – Weds, September 13, 2017
  • Dragons of Norrath – Weds, December 6, 2017

Expansion content unlocks on Phinigel are scheduled for 2PM pacific time on the day they’re to occur, unless there’s a reason the team needs to change a specific expansion unlock.

Ragefire:

Based on when the Luclin content was defeated on Ragefire, the vote to unlock Planes of Power & Legacy of Ykesha should start late in the evening on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

If the vote passes on Ragefire, this content will unlock automatically on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 12:01AM Pacific Time.

If the vote doesn't pass, the system will offer two-week long votes starting every other Monday, until a majority of the players on the Ragefire server vote to unlock this content.

Lockjaw:

Based on when the Luclin content was defeated on Lockjaw, the vote to unlock Planes of Power & Legacy of Ykesha should start late in the evening on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

If the vote passes on Lockjaw, this content will unlock automatically on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 12:01AM Pacific Time.

If the vote doesn't pass, the system will offer two-week long votes starting every other Monday, until a majority of the players on the Lockjaw server vote to unlock this content.
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On Ragefire and Lockjaw, three months after Planes of Power & Legacy of Ykesha unlocks, we’ll open up Lost Dungeons of Norrath automatically (no voting required).

Special note: Some NPCs and game features may require an hour or so to appear correctly in-game after a set of expansion content unlocks.

We appreciate the continued feedback and support from our players on progression servers. One of the goals of our team is to continue to work towards making these servers a solid place to enjoy different eras of EverQuest’s history.