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Patch Notes for October 28, 2014

EverQuest's 21st expansion, The Darkened Sea, is set to launch tomorrow; here are the patch notes for the game update:

*** EverQuest: The Darkened Sea ***

- SOE All Access members are now able to purchase and access EverQuest's twenty-first expansion: The Darkened Sea!
- Gain level 105, and obtain upgraded spells, abilities, and AA powers!
- SOE All Access members who have chosen the option to have AAs auto-granted will now gain abilities from House of Thule.
- Explore new islands within the Buried Sea, and work with Firiona Vie to save the life of Tsaph Katta and keep the ancient power of the Combine Empire out of Lanys T'Vyl's hands!
- Use the Mount Key Ring to store your mounts! You can choose to assign a "stat" mount to receive the stat bonus from but have the appearance of a different mount. Hot buttons can be made from the mounts in this window for easy access in a hot bar.

October 27, 2014

Servers will taken offline very early tomorrow morning as The Darkened Sea launches:

All EverQuest Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 2:00 AM Pacific* in preparation for the expansion game update for The Darkened Sea. The servers are estimated to be unavailable for approximately ten hours.

The EverQuest website will also be unavailable for some period of time during this Game Update.

Here are some updates for today:

New Item: Heroic Echoing Shriek

Updated Items: Imperial Ring of OfficeGlyph of Stored ExperienceTentacle Flesh CapeBurning Sash of RoScuffed Journeyman's Pocketed Rucksack

Updated Quests: Cargo ClockworkNecromancer 7th RankAdapting to the EnvironmentAdapting to the Environment IIA Rotten Heart

Updated Achievement: Achievement: Hunter of Chelsith Reborn

Updated Bestiary: a pledge familiaran initiate familiarForest Phantasma neglected tomean ethereal watchera dutiful librarianan unusual tomeSliggles the SneakIxmilsh the TerrortanglerInferno Vortex

SOE Maintenance: October 27, 2014

Sony Online Entertainment has annouced on their Facebook page a two-hour maintenenace period on Monday, October 26.

SOE-wide Maintenance: Mon., Oct. 27, 7AM-9AM PDT. Game, web, and forum logins may be impacted during this 2 hour window. Thanks! [Dexella]

Here's our handy time zone convertor to help you plan. We will update this post if more information becomes available.


The Darkened Sea: Feature & Zone Preview

The Darkened Sea is set to officially launch on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (with an early release exclusive to All Access members on Tuesday, October 28, 2014).

Here, we have a rundown of what's to come, along with a look at each new zone.


Firiona Vie and friends are back (you might remember them from the events in Al'Kabor's Nightmare). The city of Katta Castrum is in dire straits, and our old nemesis, Lanys T`Vyl, is up to no good, having acquired the services of some new faces to help stir up problems... 14 (+2) quests and nine missions will see you through from beginning to end (numerous non-progression/storyline quests emanate out of each zone as well).

Locked Zones & Progression

Of the eight zones, six of them are locked behind progression. The two Tier 1 zones (Tempest Temple and Katta Castrum: Deluge) are open. The two Tier 2 zones (Brother Island and the Caverns of Endless Song) are unlocked together. And the four Tier 3 zones are unlocked one at a time in the order of Degmar, the Lost Castle; Thuliasaur Island; Combine Dredge; and Arx Mentis.

(More below the jump.)

The Darkened Sea: Combine Dredge

The Combine Dredge is one of eight new zones coming with EverQuest's 21st expansion, The Darkened Sea, launching November 11, 2014 (with an early release for All-Access members this Tuesday, October 28, 2014). Here is a look:

Hundreds of years ago, the Combine Empire ruled much of the known lands. Their powerful magics influenced many cultures and unusual world events, helping to forge Norrath into what it is today. Many of their wondrous creations still exist however, as reminders of a once glorious past.

The Combine knew their land well and went to great efforts to extract the most valuable resources from it. Some of their greatest geomancers took to what is now the Darkened Sea to raise sections of the sea floor for harvesting purposes. These raised platforms were once known as the Combine Dredge. It was later abandoned after the mighty sea god Prexus attacked the platforms and sank the outpost stationed there. While some survived due to a newly developed magical technology that helped them breathe and move around easily underwater, it was still a severe blow to the Empire.

October 23, 2014

October 22, 2014