Update Notes: Tuesday August 30, 2016

Corrected an issue with global NPC hit points that gave level 80 NPCs lower hit points then level 79 NPCs. This change smooths out the progress slightly lowering the HP on many encounters below level 80, and increasing the hit points on encounters between level 80 and 94.

The Fabled Nizara, City of the Nayad [Heroic]
Vzee'rist the Overseer and Mistress Zhvari, Nizari'zhi will now switch targets less often.

Block chance on Gnasher Toothed Torque has been corrected
Weapons that had the default 3 second delay have been adjusted to 4 seconds or 6 seconds.
Many versions of Aspect of the Dragon can no longer harm allies.
Added the pet health share buffs to the Servant of Vazaelle and Elemental Manifestation.
Added the Heirloom tags to some raid armor pieces that were missing them.

Double Up This Week In Norrath! (August 23 - 29)

As August winds to a close, we have doubled up on bonuses for ALL players!

From 12:00PM (Noon) PT on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 through 12:00PM (Noon) PT on Monday, August 29, 2016, everyone in Norrath will receive:

  • Double Personal Status
  • Double Guild Status
  • Double Alternative Currency

Members - you will get a double bonus on Alt Currency; this special promotional bonus will stack with your regular member bonus!

Not a member yet? Become one today!

Update Notes: Tuesday August 23, 2016

All EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, August 23th, 2016 at 7:00AM PDT (2 PM GMT) for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately six hours.

Patch notes are availible after the jump. Please click on "Read More" below.

Update Notes: Tuesday August 16, 2016


US EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 7:00AM PDT* for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately one hour.

The Stormhold server will require additional downtime as we unlock the Rise of Kunark content. This server is scheduled to unlock at noon PDT.

The EU EverQuest II Server will be brought offline on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 9:00PM PDT* for an update (Approx. 4:00AM GMT August 17). Estimated downtime is one hour.

Vilucidae the Priest of Thule is once again Lord over the Lyceum.

Scourge Keep [Heroic and Advanced Solo]
The Glutton should no longer fail to spawn.

The ability modifier for Galiaia the Just, Deraklas the Destroyer, Diathena the Reconciler and Uranon the Avenging will now correctly apply.
Undying Invoker's Wand now has the correct number of blue stats.

Corrected an issue that prevented potency, crit bonus and fervor buff reduction from applying to many swarm pets.

Rise of Kunark expansion content is now available!

Update Notes: Tuesday August 9, 2016

US EverQuest II Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 at 7:00AM PDT* for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately two hours.

The EU EverQuest II Server will be brought offline on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 at 9:00PM PDT* for an update (Approx. 4:00AM GMT August 10th). Estimated downtime is two hours.

Fixed an issue where a character’s backpack appearance would reset after zoning in certain situations.

Equipment drops from Karnor's Castle have been brought back down into progression.

TLE Voting is In!

As stated by RadarX on the EverQuest 2's forums:

The results are in! The community has voted and it looks like everyone is ready to assail Chardok and conquer Karnor's Castle! The Rise of Kunark expansion will launch at noon PT on August 16th.

The final results for those of you interested were 66% of participants voted to unlock the next expansion.

Original post by RadarX is here.

GU101 - Coming Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New adventures await you, Norrathains! GU101 is scheduled to release on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, and there’s something in this update for players of all levels.

New Fabled Content to Explore From The Fallen Dynasty!

These new Fabled dungeons can be accessed through a portal just off the docks in The Village of Shin. This content is intended for level 100 characters, and a membership is required to enter these zones.

The Fabled Fallen Dynasty is made up of The Fabled Nizara, City of the Nayad which will have both Heroic and Advanced Solo versions! Also available will be The Fabled Cavern of the Crustaceans Raid for groups of 12 players and The Fabled Xux'laio's Roost Raid and The Fabled Antechamber of Fate Raid for groups of 24 players.

Epilogue: A Tale of One Writer

This editorial is non-game specific and solely based on insights and opinions from its author.

One comment I receive a lot when I explain my job to others is "That's awesome! How do I get into doing that?!" There is no perfect answer to this query, and despite how awesome working in this industry sounds and really is, it's hard work and not quite as glamorous as you may be envisioning in your head.

The City Festival Starts Tonight!

October is on the horizon and with it the Qeynos City Festival returns to Norrath! The festival begins on October 1st at 12:01am PT and runs until October 7th at 11:59pm PT. It can be found near the bridge to North Qeynos in Antonica. Visit the Far Seas caravan merchants to see all of the local specialities and other festival goods.

An Aether Race will also be available in Antonica during the festival. Participate and achieve a time of 134 seconds or less to earn the Bridge Buzzer prefix title! Begin the race by speaking to the referee near the Coldwind Point Lighthouse.

Downtime - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

US servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 7am PT for an update. Expected downtime is two hours. EU servers will come down at 9pm PT (5am London Time on September 30th) for their update. Estimated downtime is one hour. Here are the patch notes:

Precipice of Power [Raid]

  • Daerial's Underfoot Portal will now be passed on to a new player once the previous one is rendered inert instead of despawning.
  • Cazic-Thule's Touch of Fear spell has had its range lowered to his island only.


  • An Eye for Power - Frosthorn minotaurs have returned to the Jagged Plains in Everfrost, despite the Sundered Ground nearby.


  • Server no longer requires a Membership.