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Epilogue: A Tale of One Writer

This editorial is non-game specific and solely based on insights and opinions from its author.

One comment I receive a lot when I explain my job to others is "That's awesome! How do I get into doing that?!" There is no perfect answer to this query, and despite how awesome working in this industry sounds and really is, it's hard work and not quite as glamorous as you may be envisioning in your head.

The City Festival Starts Tonight!

October is on the horizon and with it the Qeynos City Festival returns to Norrath! The festival begins on October 1st at 12:01am PT and runs until October 7th at 11:59pm PT. It can be found near the bridge to North Qeynos in Antonica. Visit the Far Seas caravan merchants to see all of the local specialities and other festival goods.

An Aether Race will also be available in Antonica during the festival. Participate and achieve a time of 134 seconds or less to earn the Bridge Buzzer prefix title! Begin the race by speaking to the referee near the Coldwind Point Lighthouse.

Downtime - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

US servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 7am PT for an update. Expected downtime is two hours. EU servers will come down at 9pm PT (5am London Time on September 30th) for their update. Estimated downtime is one hour. Here are the patch notes:

Precipice of Power [Raid]

  • Daerial's Underfoot Portal will now be passed on to a new player once the previous one is rendered inert instead of despawning.
  • Cazic-Thule's Touch of Fear spell has had its range lowered to his island only.


  • An Eye for Power - Frosthorn minotaurs have returned to the Jagged Plains in Everfrost, despite the Sundered Ground nearby.


  • Server no longer requires a Membership.

Downtime - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

US servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 7am PT for an update. EU servers will come down at 9pm PT (5am London Time on September 23rd) for their update. Estimated downtime for both sets of servers is approximately one hour. Here is the patch note:


  • Fixed an issue where killing players on your recent kill list was not being processed correctly.

Holly Longdale Teases EQ & EQ2 Daily Bonuses

On Saturday, Executive Producer Holly "Windstalker" Longdale tweeted that, starting next week, both EverQuest and EverQuest II players can expect "some kind of bonus" every day until the games' expansions launch. She also followed up on a couple of player questions regarding these bonuses:

@EQKelvani: "TLE excluded I presume?"
@TheWindstalker: "In most cases. We will look at doing sales and stuff."

@EQ2Wire: "[until] Launch (Nov 10/17ish) or Preorder (Oct 1st)?"
@TheWindstalker: "Until launch, not sometime after October."

Moonlight Enchantments Start Tonight!

The monthly live event Moonlight Enchantments starts tonight! The grottos will open on the 20th at 12:01am PT and close on the 21st at 11:59pm PT. The time applies directly with no conversion to all servers.

Check out our Moonlight Enchantments guide and peek at the rewards!

Bonus XP Week For All-Access Members

Yesterday, Daybreak kicked off a bonus experience week (yes, week!) for EverQuest II All Access members. The bonus applies to Adventuring, Alternate Advancement, and Tradeskill experience, but is not available on the TLE servers.

What if we told you that we're offering DOUBLE EXPERIENCE to our All-Access members for a whole week?

The double experience bonus for Adventure, Tradeskill and AA XP will turn on at noon PDT on Friday, September 18, 2015 and will last a full week! This means you have until noon PDT on Friday, September 25, 2015 to fill up those XP bars!

The Double XP bonuses will be available for All Access members on all traditional servers. While the bonus will not be available on Stormhold and Deathtoll, there are still exciting adventures awaiting All Access members on those special servers. Remember, you must be a member to access Time-Locked Expansion servers.