EQII Downtime Thursday, May 7, 2015

US EverQuest II Live Servers will be brought offline on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 7:00AM PDT for an update. EU EverQuest II Live Servers will be brought offline on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 9:00PM PDT for an update. (Approx. 5:00AM London Time on May 8, 2015). Estimated downtime for both sets of servers is one hour.

The update notes are below.

Hearthstone Deck Tech: Dragon Priest

Dragon Priest

HS Spacewizard is back with another Hearthstone Deck Tech, helping players get an edge each week as he builds, tests and breaks down a new deck.

Duck Mounts Arrive in Norrath

It's been a long time coming. After well over a year of player campaigning duck mounts have finally come to Norrath. You'll find them in the in-game store for 1950 Daybreak Cash, and they come in a variety of plumage: Midnight Waterfowl (black duck), Waterfowl (Mallard duck), and Winter Waterfowl (white duck). The Quacken, which is a yellow duck, will only be available for two weeks, and will migrate away from the Marketplace at noon Pacific on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

Enjoy our fine feathered friends!  And look below the jump for the video story of the duck mount.

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.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Monsters

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be hitting the shelves in just two weeks on May 19th! CD Projekt Red has released a new video today with Secondary Lead Character Artist Bill Daly, Senior Gameplay Designer Damien Monnier, and Lead Animator Jamie Bury talking about the various monsters we can expect to encounter in the game and how we'll interact with them.

Patch Notes - Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Servers came offline earlier today for a weekly update. Patch notes are available after the jump.

Additionally, there will be a quick general Daybreak Games maintenance at 10AM PDT today (Tuesday, May 5th). Game/Forum/Web logins may be impacted for up to one hour.

WildStar's Latest Content Update Has Invaded Nexus

Today Carbine has announced the release of WildStar's fifth content update, called INVASION: Nexus. The update is a response to player feedback to add more fun, engaging content for a variety of playstyles. It offers several new content options and a few customization features.

Elder Scrolls Online & Razer Kraken Pro Contest

Enter on Lockerdome to win a digital copy of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Edition on the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One! Nine winners will score a digital copy of the game on the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One while one lucky grand prize winner will get a digital copy of the game as well as a Razer Kraken Pro headset!

Contest ends on May 31, 2015. You must live within the United States to qualify.

Landmark's New User Experience

Landmark has been in closed beta for quite some time now, and recently developer Daybreak Games announced several changes to the game that they hope will improve the new user experience. We chatted with Senior Producer Terry Michaels and Lead Game Designer Darrin McPherson about these modifications and how they will impact the game.

Heroes of the Storm Starter Pack Details Revealed!

The battle for the Nexus rages on as we creep closer to the official launch day of Heroes of the Storm! With the game set to release to the public on June 2nd, Blizzard has revealed its HotS Starter Pack to give new players a handful of heroes to help them begin their journey to gold and glory.