EverQuest II players have been plagued by login and zoning issues recently. Today Justin “Jamiss” Michael, EQII Developer, posted a fix on the official forums. It seems that players who at some time manually edited their hosts file to sidestep some DNS issues might have to revert those changes:
Very important! If you are experiencing zoning or login issues, please double check your hosts file (C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts) and verify that there are no hosts defined in there for any of our services. There could be web addresses for soe.com, everquest2.com, and more in there. If they are in there, please remove them or comment them out.
Our launchpad and game would not have modified these files and we cannot modify them to what they should be. Changing it had to be done by someone at the PC. This was very likely done in response to DNS issues that occurred in July referenced here: http://eq2wire.com/2014/07/15/manually-map-dns-so-you-can-access-soe-games-websites-forums/
I will reiterate. Changing this file is not something that our LaunchPad or game can or should do. The hosts file requires user input to be modified.
Feldon of EQ2 Wire has edited his original post, referenced above, with instructions for reversing the changes.
Next, as reported by Niami Denmother on EQ2 Trader's Corner. the in-game MotD states that there's an issue with mission givers in Altar of Malice and they have been removed from the game.
Update: Carlos “Gninja” Mora, EQII Developer responded to the AoM Missions issue this morning:
It is getting fixed and it is getting fixed right. We would rather get it right the first time and take an extra day to put in the needed testing than to rush it out and potentially make things worse. Sorry for the inconvenience.