Empires of Kunark releases tomorrow!

Get ready for Empires of Kunark tomorrow and get ready for an announce on the release of our item collector soon as well!

The servers will come down at 4AM PST and are planned to be down for approximately 8 hours. They are scheduled to come back up at 12PM PST, 1PM MST, 2PM CST, 3PM EST.

Here are the patch notes for tomorrow.

 

November 16, 2016
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After decades of slumber, Imperator Tsaph Katta awakens and vows to reform the Combine Empire. With the former glorious capital of his nation rebuilt in the treacherous lands of Kunark, Tsaph Katta vows to cement his place in the annals of history as The Great Unifier. Not all are ready to bend to the will of Katta and his allies, least of all the current inhabitants of Kunark.

Make haste and return to the ruins of Kunark to play your part in the coming turmoil!


*** Highlights ***

- EverQuest's 23rd expansion, "Empires of Kunark" is out now!
- With the expansion comes an exciting new feature - the Familiar Key Ring!
- Added the Task Overlay Window.


*** Items ***

- Added the Familiar Key Ring feature.
- - The Familiar Key Ring provides 10 slots for you to store your familiar friends! Familiars can be added or removed from the Key Ring at any time, making it easy to organize the companions you want to have in your pack. In addition to freeing up precious bag space, the Familiar Key Ring also provides you with the ability to apply the stats of one familiar to the appearance of another, giving you more ways to customize your companion in-game.
- - In addition to this, pet classes that previously had to decide between having a familiar or a combat pet specific to their class can now have BOTH out at the same time!
- - Each character on your account will be granted a Familiar Key Ring with 10 slots. Need even more room than that? To unlock additional slots on your Key Ring, you can purchase them in the Marketplace or get them by upgrading your expansion to the Collector’s Edition or Premium Edition.
- Inspecting a recipe book will now display 'Scribed' if you have learned all of the recipes the book is able to teach you and 'Not Scribed' if scribing the book would teach you new recipes.
More Updates Below

Update Notes: Tuesday November 15, 2016 (Kunark As

KUNARK ASCENDING
Norrath remains in danger from Lanys T’Vyl, God of Malice, and her pursuit of power! Return to Kunark and adventure through unexplored lands full of strife as a powerful force of iksar plan to overthrow the lich emperor, Venril Sathir. Uncover dungeons long sealed or lost, amassing power and piecing together the history long buried, in an attempt to keep the last Chaos Stone out of Lanys' evil clutches!

It will take great courage to stand against the coming darkness and stop her from ushering in a new age of dominance by the gods. When the Tenets of Hate ascend to godhood, will you stand against them?

Kunark Ascending is the 13th EverQuest II expansion and brings new and exciting adventures to Norrath.

Journey to Obulus Frontier in North Kunark where you’ll explore the ruins of Kaesora, fight through the Crypt of Dalnir in Warslik Woods, traverse the City of Mist, and adventure through more areas both familiar and undiscovered!

KA EXPANSION FEATURES:

  • All new dungeons for Solo, Heroic, and Raid parties alike.
  • 4 new Ascension classes available to all max level characters!
  • Upgrade your epic weapon with all new Epic 2.0 Quests.
  • Gear Up Your Mercenaries – With the new mercenary equipment feature you can now equip your favorite Mercenaries with gear to increase their power.
  • New Wardrobe Tab – Free up space with the new Wardrobe tab. Any relevant items placed into the Wardrobe will be converted into appearances and won’t take up any inventory slots!

ASCENSION CLASSES
Once a character has progressed through the Kunark Ascending signature line, they will gain access to Ascension Classes from Ascension Masters located throughout Obulus Frontier. More information on Ascension may be found here: https://www.everquest2.com/news/kunark-ascending-ascension-class-preview

MERCENARY TRAINING
Mercenaries may now equip two armor and two mercenary only accolade items by default and may be trained to equip more.

(Please click below for update notes, thank you).

Server Maintenance Kunark Ascending

All servers will come offline November 15th at 7:00 AM PT (3 PM GMT) for an expansion update. Downtime is anticipated to be approximately 5 hours. We'll see you in Kunark!

Gear Up, Level Up #6: November 11-14, 2016

It’s your final chance to reap the rewards with Gear Up, Level Up bonuses!

During the final weekend, from 12:00PM PT (Noon) on Friday, November 11, 2016, to 12:00PM PT (Noon) on Monday, November 14, 2016, Double XP and Double Loot will be available to ALL Players!

It’s the perfect time to finish your preparation for Kunark Ascending - you won’t want to miss out on these bonuses!

ZAM Premium PRICE drop!

Sounds Like a Deal!



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As originally reported by Missjackie in the general forums, ZAM has significantly lowered the price of premium membership:

 

"Greetings.

Since I am a premium member, I just received an e-mail about ZAM. Perhaps this will help influence more people to support the site.

Prices have been lowered. Here are the new pricing plans:

$1.00 monthly (previously $4.99/month)
$5.00 bi-annually (new tier)
$9.00 annually (previously $29.99/year)

If you're a former premium member or were on the fence about paying, maybe this will influence you to either come back or perhaps help out with $1 a month"

 

Read the thread in general, as there is an error on the one part of the site that is being addressed. Missjackie's info is correct.

SIGN UP HERE!

Everquest Old Cultural

Ages ago, I hunted down the one Dark Elf smith on my server known for making the old cultural armors. This was slightly after their time, when you didn't want them for the stats (and some will argue you never did) so the supply had dried up. I wanted the look  --Dark Elf casters in chain is pretty neat after all. Since the combines used blue diamonds this was not a cheap thing (and trivials were high for the era).

Not every race/deity combo got armor of this cultural vintage (I think half elves may have been fully left out) and some cultural could be used by other races, and some was very specific. Depending on what class/race/deity you were you may of had some options. I can't link a picture of this... as it doesn't look like any of the caster chain tunics for Dark Elves have ever had images submitted. So here's a Barbarian in Helanic Tundra:

 

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If you look up an item such as "Imbued Emerald" here, you will get a long list of such cultural armors. There's also some cultural weapons (like the Tunare and Karana bows that are unbelievably better than other bows you see in Luclin era baz on a progression server... at least on a regular basis). Here's one example:

 

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What we could use here at Allakhazam is modern pictures of people wearing this armor, as well as the modern item window shot. In many cases we need proof that the combines still work, and verification of when they are active on progression servers.

 

Update Notes: Tuesday November 8, 2016

There will be a general maintenance on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 beginning at 5:00AM Pacific Time*. The estimated downtime is up to four (4) hours. The following services may be impacted during this maintenance:

  • Game Logins
  • Forum Logins
  • Account Management (including filing Customer Support tickets)
  • Commerce

Please follow @DaybreakGames on Twitter for any necessary updates. Thank you for your patience as we complete this maintenance.

*Convert to Local Time


NOTE: this is not a game-specific update; there will be no patch notes associated with this maintenance.


 

EVENTS
Heroes Festival
The patchwork bosses should now grant extra damage per buff on the player when fighting them. This includes TLE servers.

Gear Up, Level Up #5: November 4-11, 2016

We’re approaching the end of Gear Up, Level Up, but the bonuses haven’t stopped yet!

From 12:00PM PT (Noon) on Friday, November 4, 2016 until 12:00PM PT (Noon) on Friday, November 11, 2016, ALL Players will be awarded with Double Currency (Including Public Quest Rewards) AND Double Loot!

Head into Norrath to take advantage of these limited-time bonuses!

Hero's Festival!

To our brave heroes of Norrath,

It has been twelve years since we first caught sight of the Isle of Refuge and made our way into this magical realm of Norrath. In that time, we have built cities, fought dragons, and – most importantly – formed lasting bonds of friendship with our fellow adventurers.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, the Heroes’ Festival is returning to Norrath once again. And this year, there is a special reward for anyone who participates! Earn the Twelfth Anniversary Celebration Mount if you complete six Heroes’ Festival Quests during the event.

(More after the jump)

Update Notes: Tuesday November 1, 2016

All EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 7:00AM PDT* for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately two hours.


 

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Veeshan's Peak [Raid]
Trakanon's hitbox has been reduced.
Silverwing should no longer charm players.

ITEMS
Yha-lei Oracle's Ring now gives the correct amount of DPS.
Corrected some appearances on level 100 boost cloth armor. No more mooning!

QUESTS
The Name of Fear - The ancient idol which offers this quest can now also be found at the beginning of "Emperor Atrebe's Laboratory: The Fabled City of Kor-sha".

RACE TO TRAKANON
Corrected an issue with the achievement "Race: Complete the Assassin Epic Quest" that would prevent it from updating if you completed the epic via the quest "Speak with Preceptor Nyjuss".