16 Years of EverQuest: Giveaway Winners

Thanks to everyone for all the fantastic entries in our 16 Years of EverQuest All Access Giveaway! Over 200 people participated but these 16 emerged winners—congrats!

  1. brair
  2. Brickhaus
  3. Calsonix
  4. despidious
  5. Dorigen
  6. dpguy
  7. fosasha
  8. gilmorej|WH
  9. kononamis
  10. kshipper
  11. LandRuiner
  12. Nniki
  13. Snaer
  14. snailish
  15. ToltecMagistri
  16. Tudati

Shards Online: Roadmap and Updates

Citadel Studios released its latest Shards Online newsletter yesterday, giving fans an update on the upcoming RPG's development progress. The team has added a Pre-alpha 2 phase, pushing Alpha 1 back a bit to Fall 2015. Another roundtable is coming up in April and a system has been created for resource gathering.

Skyforge Beta Key Giveaway

All winners have been contacted - check your PMs!

Some codes are having issues. If yours is one of these, please reply to the PM you received ASAP.

The second beta test kicks off today for My.com's Skyforge, and we got a fantastic giveaway for those hoping to get in and help test. 100 lucky winners will get a beta code that grants instant access to CBT2 and beyond—keep reading to find out how!

Speedrunner Lovely Planet is XBox One Bound

Take a mix of your favorite wacky Japanese game, mix in some first person shooter elements, throw in a speedrun clock and you've got Lovely Planet, the latest outré output from QUICKTEQUILA. I would have to agree with the hidden meaning behind the studio name.

Hearthstone Deck Tech: Let's Play Zoo!

Hearthstone Deck Tech: Let's Play Zoo!

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.

Freeport Maintenance Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Freeport server will be brought offline on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 1:00AM Pacific for server maintenance. This server is estimated to be unavailable for approximately 30 minutes.

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

There are no notes for this downtime.

Patch Notes for March 25, 2015

An EverQuest game update is scheduled for tomorrow morning (servers due up around 6:00 A.M. Pacific Time / 9:00 A.M. Eastern Time). Here are the patch notes:

*** Highlights ***

- The Advanced Loot System is here! See the section below for details.
- Added a prompt when deleting a character to make the player type the character's name as the confirmation instead of clicking a button.
- Most vendors from the Plane of Knowledge have returned from hiatus. They feel as though they can still compete with all-in-one vendors.

16 Years of EverQuest: All Access Giveaway

The giveaway has ended!

Winners will be contacted and announced by 11:59pm PT on Thursday, March 26th.

Happy Birthday to EverQuest! We've teamed up with Daybreak Games to give away 30 days worth of All Access membership to 16 lucky people! Continue after the jump for all the details.

Dragon Age: Inquisition - Jaws of Hakkon Launches

Dragon Age: Inquisition - Jaws of Hakkon has fully launched on both PC and Xbox One! Pick it up now on Origin or the Xbox Marketplace for $14.99. To celebrate, BioWare has now released the full DLC trailer.

Final Fantasy XIV: Patch 2.55 Screenshots

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will launch Patch 2.55: Before the Fall Part 2 one week from today. According to Yoshida, the new update will include:

  • The Final Coil of Bahamut will be added to the Duty Finder
  • The World of Darkness weekly gear limit will be removed
  • The amount of MGP you receive in the Gold Saucer will be adjusted
  • Adjustments will also be made to the Triple Triad tournaments
  • Considering making balance adjustments to Triple Triad NPCs since we've received lots of feedback that certain NPCs can be a bit too strong

This morning, Square Enix revealed 10 new screenshots of the patch! Catch them all after the jump.