Bonus XP: Friday, Sept 25-Thursday Oct. 1st!

Did someone just say "Bonus Experience?"


A week of bonus experience kicks off Friday, September 25, 2015 at 12:01AM Pacific* and will last a full week! This means you have until 11:59PM Pacific on Thursday, October 1, 2015 to fill up those XP bars, and pick up some AAs!

Note: This XP bonus will not be available on progression servers.

As we head into the next expansion, DBG promises to have special promotions for players each week.

Downtime - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

All EverQuest live servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 4am PT (7am ET) for the September update. Servers will be unavailable for approximately four hours. Here are the patch notes:

*** Highlights ***

  • Modified the way that a weapons damage bonus is calculated. This should result in increased weapon damage bonuses, especially for two-handed weapons.
  • Most clickable buff items will now grant you a passive AA ability with a permanent effect! See the Items section for details.
  • Look out for new Nights of the Dead items available in the Marketplace, beginning October first!
  • Made several changes to the way Fading Memories and other escape abilities work. Please see the AA section for details.

Continued after the jump.

Sword Coast Legends Delays PC & Console Launches

This morning, n-Space and Digital Extremes announced that their upcoming Dungeons & Dragons RPG Sword Coast Legends will have its launch delayed again for both PC and consoles. The PC, Mac, and Linux launch is now slated for October 20, 2015, while the console schedule has been shifted to Q1 2016.

Downtime - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

US servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 7am PT for an update. EU servers will come down at 9pm PT (5am London Time on September 23rd) for their update. Estimated downtime for both sets of servers is approximately one hour. Here is the patch note:


  • Fixed an issue where killing players on your recent kill list was not being processed correctly.

Wowhead Weekly Episode 52

Join Panser and Perculia for Wowhead Weekly: Episode 52! This week the ladies discuss the Draenor Dungeon boss event, Brewfest and the Harvest Festival, Blizzard merchandising, and more.

Holly Longdale Teases EQ & EQ2 Daily Bonuses

On Saturday, Executive Producer Holly "Windstalker" Longdale tweeted that, starting next week, both EverQuest and EverQuest II players can expect "some kind of bonus" every day until the games' expansions launch. She also followed up on a couple of player questions regarding these bonuses:

@EQKelvani: "TLE excluded I presume?"
@TheWindstalker: "In most cases. We will look at doing sales and stuff."

@EQ2Wire: "[until] Launch (Nov 10/17ish) or Preorder (Oct 1st)?"
@TheWindstalker: "Until launch, not sometime after October."

Moonlight Enchantments Start Tonight!

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!

Bonus XP Week For All-Access Members

Yesterday, Daybreak kicked off a bonus experience week (yes, week!) for EverQuest II All Access members. The bonus applies to Adventuring, Alternate Advancement, and Tradeskill experience, but is not available on the TLE servers.

What if we told you that we're offering DOUBLE EXPERIENCE to our All-Access members for a whole week?

The double experience bonus for Adventure, Tradeskill and AA XP will turn on at noon PDT on Friday, September 18, 2015 and will last a full week! This means you have until noon PDT on Friday, September 25, 2015 to fill up those XP bars!

The Double XP bonuses will be available for All Access members on all traditional servers. While the bonus will not be available on Stormhold and Deathtoll, there are still exciting adventures awaiting All Access members on those special servers. Remember, you must be a member to access Time-Locked Expansion servers.

The Scrying Pool: Bloomin' Mordrem


The Scrying Pool is a Guild Wars 2 column where I simply ask what if? Nothing is off the table as I dive into possible features and future content, looking at what currently exists in Guild Wars 2 before I answer my own what if question with how I think the feature and content could be implemented.

Last weekend hosted one of the rare events that ArenaNet has created for Guild Wars 2. The Mordrem Invasion saw enemies from the upcoming expansion Heart of Thorns swarm three of the lower level maps as a sign of Mordremoth’s expanding influence. Players needed to rally to fight off these invasions to keep the Mordrem at bay.

Red Bull Battle Grounds: SC2 Grand Finals

Four teams are primed to battle at the Red Bull Battle Grounds StarCraft II grand finals! The finale will feature the new Legacy of the Void Archon mode, which requires two players to control a single army. It can be watched live on Saturday, September 19th at 9:30am PT (12:30pm ET).