Weekend Bonus on $20 Station Cash Cards

Beginning at 10:00AM PDT on Friday, March 27th, if you redeem a $20 Station Cash Game Card, you will receive 500 Bonus Station Cash! All $20 Station Cash cards feature artwork from Landmark like this one.

These Landmark game cards are available in select locations of the following U.S. retail stores: GameStop, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and Toys R Us.

But hurry! The 500 Bonus SC is only available if you redeem the $20 Station Cash Game Cards between 10:00AM PDT on Friday, March 27th, and 11:59PM PDT on Sunday, March 29th.

The Fine Print:  Bonus Station Cash will ONLY be awarded on the redemption of a $20 Landmark card. Other Station Cash cards are not eligible for this promotion.

The Joke is on Norrath. Bristlebane Day Returns!

Bristlebane Day returns tomorrow, Friday, March 27th, and runs through Thursday, April 9th. There's new recipes, new rewards, and new quests! Keep your eye out for interesting Patchcraft mobs all over Norrath and earn your Patchcraft Slayer achievements!

On April 1st things really get hopping! On theHighest of Silly Days you can collect bunnies all over Norrath for four achievements (one's new this year). Returning are the Jester's superior gardens in Enchanted Lands, giving harvestables from all holidays. Frostfell crafting stations will also pop up in Enchanted Lands on the Highest of Silly Days. The Sphinx now offers three quests exclusively on April Fool's Day, so you'd better like riddles!

Read all about it in our Bristlebane Day Guide! And if you've got a lot of alts, use our Bristlebane Day Quest Tracker to help keep track of them during the event.

Freeport Maintenance Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Freeport server will be brought offline on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 1:00AM Pacific for server maintenance. This server is estimated to be unavailable for approximately 30 minutes.

Keep an eye on the EverQuest II forums and social media for status updates and for news if additional downtime is needed.

There are no notes for this downtime.

EQII Downtime Tuesday, March 24, 2015

US EverQuest II Live Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:00AM PDT for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately one hour.

EU EverQuest II Live Servers will be brought offline at about 4:00AM London Time on March 25, 2015. Estimated downtime is one hour.

The Freeport Server will have 12 hours of downtime tomorrow, starting at 2:ooam Pacific time.

The update notes are below.

Freeport Maintenance Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Freeport server will be brought offline on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 2:00AM Pacific for server migration and maintenance. This server is estimated to be unavailable for at least 12 hours.

Keep an eye on the EverQuest II forums and social media for status updates and for news if additional downtime is needed.

Daybreak Players Step Up to Organize Fan Faire

Shortly before the sale of Sony Online Entertainment - now Daybreak Games - was announced, the word went out: SOE Live wasn't happening this year. Formerly known as Fan Faire, the annual gathering of players and SOE developers to celebrate their favorite games had become a vacation mainstay for many people.

After the announcement a dedicated group of players decided to pick up the project themselves. Project Fan Faire is in motion, but because there no big backers, they are running a Kickstarter in an attempt to fund the event. Tickets include admission to the event, three catered meals, and access to all player panels.

For more information, like Project Fan Faire on Facebook, or check out their website or Kickstarter!

Moonlight Enchantments Start Tonight!

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

Chronoportals Event Celebrates Norrath's History

EverQuest II takes part in the celebration of 16 years of EverQuest with the Chronoportals live event. Ancient portals take players back in time to battle creatures of a distant past. Several of these encounters have memorable dialogues that any former EverQuest player can appreciate.

New this year is Hunt the Past, a quest which dedicated Chronoportal hunters should grab before venturing into Norrath of long ago.

Whether you're looking for the chronoportal that Quillmane dwells within, need some help defeating the Nagafen's Lair encounter, or just want some info on collecting event shinies and buying merchant items, our Chronoportals guide has it all. The event begins at 12:01am PDT on March 19, 2014 and will run until 11:59pm PDT on March 26, 2014.

Nagafen Downtime Thursday, March 19

The EverQuest II Nagafen server will be brought offline on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 2:00AM Pacific for server migration and maintenance. This server is estimated to be unavailable for at least 12 hours.

Keep an eye on the EverQuest II forums and social media for status updates and for news if additional downtime is needed.

Downtime - Tuesday, March 17, 2015

US live servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 7:00AM PDT for an update. Estimated downtime is one hour. EU servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at approximately 00:00AM London Time. Estimated downtime is two hours.

NOTE: Due to Chat server maintenance on 03/17/2015, in-game chat and email will not be available during 4 hours on EU EverQuest II Live Servers starting at 1:00 PM PDT (CET 21:00, UK 8:00 PM).

Update notes are below.