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EverQuest II Insider - Episode #4

This month on EverQuest II Insider Episode #4:

Updated! Watch the entire episode here!

Downtime - Tuesday September 9, 2014

All US servers came down on September 9th, 2014 at 7:00 AM Pacific Time for a hotfix. EU servers will come down beginning at 9:00 PM PT (6:00 AM CET September 10th, 2014) for the same update. Downtime is anticipated to be approximately one hour.

EverQuest II: Autumn Producer's Letter

Holly "Windstalker" Longdale, EverQuest II's Senior Producer, posted a Producer's Letter which itemilzes not only the update schedule for September through November, 2014, but the entire timeline for the launch of Altar of Malice, EverQuest II's 11th expansion!

Here's the important dates for Altar of Malice:

  • Limited Beta (All Access Members): October 7
  • Open Beta: October 14
  • Preoder dates: none
  • All Access member purchase and play date: November 11
  • Launch date for everyone: November 25

For more details about the expansion and the complete update schedule for the next three months, see the entire letter below or check it out on the official forums.

Double Status Weekend

EVERYONE can enjoy double status this weekend from Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 12:00 noon PDT, until Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 11:59 PM PDT!

A footnote to the announcement clarifies:


This event doubles the base status earned by defeating encounters, or rewarded from quests. Guild status is rewarded from that base amount, so yes it is in effect doubled.

Downtime - Wednesday, September 3, 2014

All US servers will come down on September 3rd, 2014 at 7:00 AM Pacific Time for a hotfix. The expected downtime is approximately one hour. EU servers will come down beginning at 9:00 PM PT (6:00 AM CET September 4th, 2014) for the same hotfix. Downtime is anticipated to be approximately one hour. Here's the patch notes:


WEEKLY FEATURE
Collection items and adornments now sell for status to specific status merchants!

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Temple of Veeshan: Guardian's Edifice
Members of the Aerakyn Commanders ring event have had their health lowered.

The City Festival Starts Tonight!

Tomorrow is September, which means it's time for the Neriak City Festival! The festival is planned to start on September 1st at 12:01am PT and will run until September 7th at 11:59pm PT. You can find the Far Seas Caravan in Darklight Wood just over the chasm outside of Neriak.

Visit the Far Seas caravan merchants to see all of the local specialities and other festival goods, and don't forget to check out the four City Festival achievements.

An Aether Race will also be available in Darklight Wood during the festival. Participate and finish the race in 89 seconds or less to earn the Fearless Flyer prefix title! Begin the race by speaking to the referee near Neriak.

EverQuest II: Beta Server Event!

You are cordially 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!