US servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at approximately 7:00AM PDT, with an estimated downtime of one hour. EU servers will be brought offline at approximately 5:00AM London Time on October 22. Estimated downtime is 2 hours.
IMPORTANT NOTE: SOE has also announced a two hour downtime for all their systems starting at 5:00am PDT on the same day. Patch notes are available after the jump.
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:
Here's our handy time zone conversion tool to help you plan.
SOE has announced the pricing and goodies included in the Altar of Malice expansion. An important point of interest: unlike previous expansions, this one cannot be pre-ordered. That means that the Collector's Edition will not have a discounted price at any point. As mentioned at SOE Live, Altar of Malice will include the Tears of Veeshan expansion, while Chains of Eternity will become free (Age of Discovery will remain as separate items in the Marketplace).
Full details below!
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.
Both US and EU servers will come down on October 14, 2014 at 7am PT (3pm BST) for an update. Expected downtime for US servers is one hour; downtime for EU is two hours.
The patch notes are below.
Nights of the Dead, the annual EverQuest II celebration of all things spooky, is slated to start October 9th on live servers. Your faithful ZAM staff have been risking their lives on Test to bring you dire warnings!
This year brings back all your favorites, from the Haunted Mansion to the Hedge Hollow. New this time around is a quest from Setri Lur'eth in Nektulos Forest, two achievements, and pumpkin bombs with prizes inside! See if you can get all the new collections and earn the right to be titled "The Pumpkin King!"
Should you need a hand to hold in the dark (or just want to know where gumdrops drop), ZAM's got it all. Start with our Nights Of the Dead Guide, and keep track of all your alts with our popular Nights of the Dead Quest Tracker!