Moonlight Enchantment is Back

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!

Incoming September Patch!

All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 6:00 AM PT* for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately 6 hours.

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Expansion Prelude Event: Strange Sensations

There have been whispers at both schools of magical theory – the Academy of Arcane Science and within the Concordium – that something has gone awry with magic. For the most part it, it functions as much as it always has, but there’s a difference with it that no one can quite put their finger on.

Experienced practitioners of the arcane don’t seem to be affected by the mysterious change, but those learning to wield magical energies are having a hard time controlling it. While nothing catastrophic has yet occurred, scholars are having a difficult time understanding what is causing the subtle change, and what the ramifications of this occurrence might be.

It will come to the adventurers of Norrath to help those scholars begin to piece together what is happening, and how it must be addressed. Heroes of all levels should expect a letter from one of the schools of magic, imploring them to lend some assistance to the researchers and see if they can get to the bottom of what is happening to the magic of Norrath.

All characters can participate in the prelude expansion event, as the quest requires no prerequisites. Those who complete the quest will be granted Mysteries of the Keeper, which will advance one of your Acension classes from level 10 to level 11 when consumed! 

Strange Sensations will be available up until the next EverQuest II expansion, Planes of Prophecy, launches this November.

September 2017 Producer’s Letter

As posted by Mooncast on the forums, here is your producer's letter:

Greetings Citizens of Norrath!

When the air grows crisp and the leaves turn golden, it’s time for expansion season! (And… pumpkin pie!)

We’re thrilled to share our expansion announcement for our 14th expansion, EverQuest II: Planes of Prophecy (That’s right, PoP)! This year we’ll embark on exciting adventures to the planes… and more! You’ll explore the perils and mysteries of the Plane of Magic, the Plane of Innovation, Solusek Ro's Tower, and the Plane of Disease, just to name a few. Are you ready? The planes await!

As you cross to the planes, you’ll encounter many obstacles, not the least of which is the mechanical sentinel in the Plane of Innovation, the Manaetic Behemoth!

There is much more to tell, but you’ll need to check back in October for more on expansion details, features, and information about pre-orders and beta. PoP is slated for launch this November! Until then, we hope you enjoy a series of in-game events leading up PoP to help you prepare for what lay ahead:

Don’t forget there are still 2 weeks left to go in our Days of Summer event! Be sure to go help out our bumbling tradesbear before he closes up shop! The final wave of summer Ethereals are live now too and will have drop rates tripled from September 29th to October 8th! We went ahead and added a couple of days onto Ethereals for extra fun!

Lastly, to help get ready for PoP we will be doing a Name Purge on October 17th, 2017. If a character hasn’t logged in to the game within the last 5 years it will have a letter appended to the end of its name. Any characters that had their name changed will be able to change their name one time using the slash command ‘/rename’. We hope this helps clear up some unused names! If you have an old character and want to keep the name then all you have to do is log that character in by October 16th, 2017!

As always, we’d like to thank all of you, our players, because you let us craft magical experiences for you! You’ll be hearing from us soon!

 

Update Notes: Tuesday September 19, 2017

ZONE POPULATION / PROGRESSION

  • All lockout zones in Desert of Flames have been changed into Persistent Instances. Raid zones have a 2 day 20 hour minimum and a 7 day maximum. Heroic instances have a 90 minute minimum and a 3 day maximum.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented the Ancient Cyclops, Matron Suhailah, Matron Zaqibai and Ibtinaya the Scorned from dropping treasure.

ITEMS

  • Eye of Tranix from the Crown of King Tranix is now an activated effect.
  • Flame Shroud from the Crown of King Tranix is now a passive effect.
  • Trakanon's Belt of Growing Scales and Trakanon's Belt of Poison Scales have had their potency levels brought up into correct progression.
  • Vhalen's Unchained Fork - functions without having to be equipped.
  • Items that grant the Focused Proficiency buff now grant all of their stats via an inventory castable effect.

QUESTS

  • Defender of the Faith - Rock Disassembler functions without having to be equipped.

EQ Update #239

In todays update, Drewinette was busy cooking all sorts of meat on the grill! Check out all the updated recipes. 

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Update Notes: Thursday September 14, 2017

ZONE PROGRESSION
Skyshrine: City of Dracur

  • Removed the level 90 requirement.

Pedestal of Sky [Raid]

  • Siyamak and Barakah's breath weapons should no longer hit for quite as much.

ITEMS

  • Reduced the reuse time on the Shrunken Goblin Skull Earrings.
  • Rune of Evasion now generates a message when it triggers.
  • The Potency granted by Trakanon's Ring of Rejuvenation has been brought up into progression.

QUESTS

  • The Dire Ravager Whisperer - Dire Ravager Muzzle no longer needs to be equipped to use on dire ravagers.

Days of Summer – Week Seven

The ambling merchant Yun Zi is back this week with another new Days of Summer quest for you to partake in! For your assistance this week, Yun Zi will offer you new rewards including a cloak, a mantle, the Firmament of Tol'Ren, an Acension Focus Rune: Flash Fire and the Days of Summer Decoration Pack #7.

But don't forget - you'll have to make sure you've completed all of Yun Zi's previous quests before you can take on this one!

Yun Zi will have a new quest available next week on Tuesday, September 19th at 12:01AM PT. New quests will open up Tuesday up until the Days of Summer event ends on Monday, October 2nd at 11:59PM PT.

What are you waiting for, adventurer? Summer will be coming to an end before you know it!

Days of Summer – Week Six

Another week of summer means another quest from the merchant Yun Zi! Travel through Velious for the tradesbear, and he'll repay you with another handsome batch of rewards. This week's rewards include an earring, bracers, the Foundation of Tol'Ren, an Acension Focus Rune: Wisdom of the Kly and the Days of Summer Decoration Pack #6. On top of all that, Yun Zi will also increase of your Divine Potecy to level 40.

Remember, you'll have to finish all of Yun Zi's quests from the previous weeks before you can complete his newest quest!

 

Yun Zi will have require assistance again next week on Tuesday, September 12th at 12:01AM PT. Quests will continue to unlock each Tuesday up until the Days of Summer event ends on Monday, October 2nd at 11:59PM PT.

 

You'd better head out there, adventurer - new awards await!

Update Notes: Wednesday September 6, 2017

ABILITES
Shadowknight

  • Reduced the lag stat from Death's Advance.

ITEMS

  • Ji'Lum's Shawl of Greater Wisdom should now give the proper amount of ability modifier.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented Evasive Moves from triggering.