SOE: Unscheduled Maintenance

Sony Online Entertainment is undergoing an unannounced maintenance which is affecting forum logins and commerce across all platforms. Players already logged into forums will be unaffected. Game logins seem to be fine. We're told they are working to finish it as soon as possible, but it may take up to an hour.

9:57am Pacific:  Commerce is now unlocked for all games. Login issues are still being worked on.

10:25am Pacific: Maintenance has been completed and everyone should be able to log in now.

Landmark Closed Beta Key Giveaway

Landmark Beta Key Giveaway!

Sony Online Entertainment has teamed up with ZAM to offer our community a Limited Closed Beta Key Giveaway for their sandbox MMO, Landmark! Here's how to get yours:

SOE Maintenance: October 27, 2014

Sony Online Entertainment has annouced on their Facebook page a two-hour maintenenace period on Monday, October 26.

SOE-wide Maintenance: Mon., Oct. 27, 7AM-9AM PDT. Game, web, and forum logins may be impacted during this 2 hour window. Thanks! [Dexella]

Here's our handy time zone convertor to help you plan. We will update this post if more information becomes available.

 

SOE Maintenance Notice: October 21, 2014

Sony Online Entertainment has announced a two hour maintenance for all their games starting at 5:00 AM PDT on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. This is expected to last two hours and will impact these SOE services:

  • Players may lose connection across all games
  • Commerce functions, including purchases for all games
  • Game, web and forum logins for all games

Here's our handy time zone conversion tool to help you plan.

Save on Station Cash at GameStop!

Sony Online Entertainment and GameStop have teamed up to save you some bucks on Station Cash!

Receive $5 off when you purchase any of the SOE pre-paid game cards at GameStop, valid October 13th - October 28th, 2014. This promotion is valid at US GameStop locations only.

While some snafus were initially reported with this promotion, SOE has posted that they've been resolved, and we were able to receive this discount when purchasing cards today.

SOE Maintenance: October 8, 2014

Sony Online Entertainment has announced a system-wide maintenance on October 8, 2014. Account and commerce maintenance will begin at 6:00 AM PDT on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, and is excpected to take less than two hours. Actual downtime for services should only last 15-20 minutes within this maintenance window.

This will impact the following SOE services:

  • Account management
  • Commerce functions, including purchases
  • Game, web and forum logins

Here's our handy Time Zone Conversion Tool to help you plan.

SOE Joins the Extra Life Event

On October 25th, the team at Sony Online Entertainment is joining forces with thousands of gamers across the globe to help raise funds for Extra-Life's annual 24-hour gaming marathon. With the help of the gaming community, SOE's goal is to raise $50,000 for the Children's Miracle Network charity. Those wanting to help out can do so in one of two ways:

Read more about the event on the official site!

SOE Maintenance September 25, 2014

Sony Online Entertainment will perform maintenance beginning at 7:00 AM PDT on Thursday, September 25, 2014. The maintenance is expected to last about two hours. This will impact the following SOE services:

  • Game servers may sporadically lose connection across all games
  • Commerce functions, including purchases for all games
  • Game, web and forum logins for all games

Here's our handy time zone converter to help you plan.

SOE President's Flight Diverted After Bomb Scare

Many Sony Online Entertainment players experienced downtime this weekend when both PSN and SOE were targeted in a DDOS attack. President John Smedley was vocal on Twitter Sunday, keeping everyone up-to-date with the status of server restoration.

The hacker group that initiated the DDOS took things one step further later on Sunday – tweeting out a false alarm to American Airlines, claiming that the flight Smedley was returning to San Diego on had "explosives on board."

SOE Live Attendees to Receive Loot Cards

In previous years, registered participants of SOE's annual convention would typically receive their in-game swag items in the weeks following the event. SOE is going a different route this year with the introduction of the SOE Live Loot Card.

Registered attendees will receive these cards on-site in their swag bags and can redeem them on any account that they choose. Additional cards will also be available on-site for $35 each. Anyone who registered but does not attend will receive their Loot Card key via email on or around August 22, 2014.

These cards are single use and will grant the account items for all of SOE's game, plus a mysterious mention for EverQuest Next. Only one card may be applied per account. Check out the full list of goodies after the jump.