All servers will come down on July 29th, 2014 at 7:00 AM Pacific Time for an update. The expected downtime is approximately two hours.
This is separate from the SOE-wide maintenance which will happen around 3am Pacific time.
The patch notes are below.
Sony Online Entertainment has announced a maintenance period:
Attention players: we will perform maintenance beginning at 3:00 AM PDT* on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. We expect this maintenance to take approximately two hours. This will impact the following SOE services:
- Commerce functions, including purchases
- Game, web and forum logins
This is separate from any game patches, which usually happen later in the day.
Tinkerfest, the Norrathian celebration of all things Gnomish, starts Friday! Your EQII ZAM staff has the scoop on the awesome new additions to this player favorite. 2014 brings back all the old activities and adds more rewards, house items, and recipes! There's a new quest and new achievement. If you didn't do so last year, be sure to unlock your tinkered mercenaries!
Tinkerfest 2014 will start July 25th and run through August 11th. Keep track of all your alts and every quest with our convenient Tinkerfest Quest Tracker!
All servers will come down on July 22nd, 2014 at 7:00 AM Pacific Time for an update. The expected downtime is approximately two hours. Patch notes are available after the jump.
Announced on Wednesday's EverQuest II Insider broadcast, players can enjoy bonus experience gain toward guild levels this weekend! This bonus weekend will kick off at 12pm (noon) Pacific on Friday, June 18th and end at 11:59pm Pacific on Sunday, June 20th. Get ready to run writs, finish off some dusty Heritage Quests on those alts and turn in lots of status loot!
Sony Online Entertainment has been plagued by DNS problems since early Tuesday morning, causing players to intermittently be unable to access SOE websites, forums, and games. Today SOE issued an apology on their forums (if you can get to them) and social media:
We deeply regret the recent service interruption. We will be adding two days of membership time to all members’ accounts.
Because domain registration can take a while to filter through internet service providers everywhere, players may continue to have issues. In cases like this things are usually completely resolved within 48-72 hours. If you don't want to wait, you can also try to flush or map your DNS.