You are invited to crash EverQuest II's Beta Server!
Okay, not really. The EQII team has been working on "performance increases" and the first round of them is on Beta. There will be a testing event starting on Wednesday, August 27th at 3pm PT.
We have our first round of performance increases on Beta right now. There are more coming, but this first round we want to do some load testing and get it out to live as quickly as we can. This affects every aspect of the game: quests, tradeskilling, items, combat, pvp-combat even housing. So we need to test as many different things as possible.
Please join us on the Beta server, Wednesday, August 27th starting at 3PM and going on until whenever!
Gninja is promising Punch and pie!
See you there!
ALL servers will come down on August 26th, 2014 at 7:00 AM PDT for an update. The expected downtime is approximately two hours. The full patch notes are after the jump.
At SOE Live 2014, the EverQuest II audience had questions and the devs had answers! ZAM was there to keep track of what the community wanted to know. Senior Producer Holly Longdale was joined by Akil "Lyndro" Hooper, Kyle "Kander" Vallee, Carlos "Gninja" Mora, Nathan "Kaitheel" McCall, Michael "Xelgad" Ganz, Robert "Caith" Fouts, Dave "Maevianiu" Kish, and many other EQ2 devs to answer questions. If you missed it, here's a recap of what happened during the question and answer session after the EverQuest II keynote, as well as the AMAA Sessions Part 1 & Part 2.
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."
UPDATE: The Double XP weekend has been extended. According to the EQ2 Twitter account:
Based on this mornings issues, the Members Double Experience weekend will be extended until Tuesday. Enjoy! [RadarX]
Later on Sunday Holly "Winstalker" Longdale tweeted, "It will be active until Monday at 11:59pm PDT."
Announced earlier this evening:
We've decided to run a members-only Double XP Weekend for Adv, TS, AA xp starting noon PDT tomorrow thru Sunday 11:59pm PDT!
All Access members will receive double adventuring, tradeskill and alternate advancement experience between Noon PT on Friday, August 22nd and 11:59pm PT on Sunday, August 24th.
Welcome back to another Film Friday! This week is a little shorter than most, the calm following the rush of Gamescom and SOE Live. We've got five trailers totaling ~15 minutes, so let's get right to it!
The EverQuest II Systems and Mechanics panel revealed many exciting things in store for the upcoming expansion, Altar of Malice, and beyond.