Downtime - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

US servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 7am PT for an update. EU servers will come down at 9pm PT (5am London Time on September 2nd) for their update. Estimated downtime for both sets of servers is approximately one hour. Patch notes are available after the jump.

EverQuest II: Server Consolidation FAQ

The EQ2 team has put together a FAQ from recent questions and concerns they've spotted from players. Some topics of interest are below, but make sure to read the entire FAQ over on the official forums.

Q: How is this server consolidation different than server merges of the past?
We’re not merging one server’s data into another. A consolidation means all characters from the designated origin servers are moved onto a new server.

Q: How will we be able to retain names if others have the same name?
In the event of duplicate character names during the consolidation, priority will be given to the character who has logged in to the game within the past sixty (60) days. If multiple characters have logged in within the past sixty (60) days, then the character which was created first will retain their name. Other same-named characters will have an "X" (or several) added to their names automatically until their name is unique. Each player that is auto-renamed this way will get a rename potion to change their name.

Q: If my character’s name is taken or modified, will I be given a rename potion?
Yes, every character that is automatically renamed will be granted a rename potion to use at your convenience.

Q: Will we get free character transfers?
A: Once the consolidations are complete for all of the worlds, we will open up a one-time free character transfer period for one week for those characters who were moved. This free transfer option will expire after one week.

Q: When is this server consolidation going to happen?
A: We don't have a definite date for the consolidations yet. We're currently looking at the end of September, but that may change.

Q: I have numerous dungeons that are used for storage for my decorating items. Will we need -- and be provided enough time -- to move items from dungeons to a house prior to consolidation?
: No need, they'll all get moved to the new server.

Q: Will paid house rent transfer?

Q: Will depots transfer?
A: Yes, personal as well as guild depots will transfer.

Q: Do we need to empty house vaults ?

Q: Should I be emptying my guild hall office so I don't lose the furniture I crafted and placed there?
No, all guilds and guild halls will be moved onto the same server. All housing will be moved as well.

Q: How will you handle guild names?
Guild names will be handled similarly to character names. If two or more guilds have the same name, we will append "X" to conflicting guilds and both guilds will be offered a free guild name change. If there is no leader in your guild, you'll need to /petition to initiate a vote for a new leader.

The City Festival Starts Tonight!

Tomorrow is September, which means it's time for the Neriak City Festival! The festival is planned to start on the 1st at 12:01am PT and will run through the 7th at 11:59pm PT. You can find the Far Seas Caravan in Darklight Wood just over the chasm outside of Neriak.

Visit the Far Seas caravan merchants to see all of the local specialities and other festival goods, and don't forget to check out the four City Festival achievements (listed under Live Events in your journal).

An Aether Race will also be available in Darklight Wood during the festival. Participate and finish the race in 89 seconds or less to earn the Fearless Flyer prefix title! Begin the race by speaking to the referee near Neriak.

Wowhead Weekly Episode 49

Join Panser and Perculia for Wowhead Weekly: Episode 49! This week the ladies discuss some new merchandise on the Blizzard Gear Shop, 6.2.2 PTR updates, Method's Mythic Hellfire Citadel guides, and more.

Final Fantasy XV to Release in 2016; New Video

Square Enix has announced that their upcoming RPG, Final Fantasy XV, will be released in 2016; a more exact timeframe is expected to be revealed next March. Make sure to catch the upcoming Active Time Report during September's Tokyo Game Show for more details on Luna and Regis, as well as information about the fishing minigame and chocobo-related features.

End of August Sale!

Here's some weekend news from the EverQuest website:

Hail Norrathians!

The heat of summer is slowly beginning to dissipate. Before we know it, a chill and the rustle of leaves will fill the air, and soon after, the jingle of Santa Glug’s sleigh will be heard…

But summer has not left us yet! And to savor the last bits of August, there is a SALE this weekend in the Marketplace.

From 12:00PM (Noon) Pacific on Friday, August 28, 2015 through 12:00PM (Noon) Pacific on Monday, August 31, 2015 the following will be available at deep discounts:

  • Legends of Norrath booster packs
  • Legends of Norrath booster bundles
  • XP Potions (including those on Ragefire & Lockjaw!)


August will be over soon, and so will these discounts. Don’t miss out on this month’s end sale!

Film Friday: Seven New Trailers

Today's videos are quite the mix, with a few PAX Prime teasers included! Watch flicks featuring Diablo III, First Wonder, Full Mojo Rampage, Just Cause 3, the newly announced Lawbreakers, Satellite Reign, and Sword Coast Legends.

PlayStation Plus September Game Collection

September is coming soon and with it is a fresh batch of free PlayStation Plus games! The collection was voted on by PS Plus members and features several games for the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita, available beginning the first Tuesday of the month.

Xbox: September's Free Games

Microsoft's Games with Gold program continues with more great offers for Xbox Live members in September!

Deck Tech: Grand Tournament Theorycrafting

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.