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It’s been an exciting year so far for EverQuest II and we have a lot more to come!
Since All Access membership was announced earlier this year, as well as news on our new weekly update direction, we’re having a great time bringing more to the game each week. There’s a lot coming up too and we wanted to take a breath and tell you all about it!
As many of you know, our All Access membership changes will go live on or around April 23, 2014. Players who choose All Access membership will get access to SOE games, can claim 500SC a month, and get access to special promotions and offers. Members will also get unique benefits in EverQuest II.
In EverQuest II, All Access membership will get you the following benefits:
- 7 character slots
- Member Benefits buff: Additional 15% coin loot and 10% mount speed
- Double all the alternate currencies you earn in game, like Etyma and Loyalty tokens
- Member-only Loyalty items
- All access to broker, in-game mail, chat, and spell tiers
- Early access to content and promotions.
For example, the first “early access to content” for All Access members will be the contested version of the High Keep dungeon with an entirely unique story, characters, and loot. This new zone will go live with the All Access membership launch and be exclusively available to members for two weeks. The dungeon also includes a new Heritage Quest for the Bloody Shank that All Access members have exclusive access to for the same two weeks.
Very soon we will find a permanent home online to list what is coming up on our schedule. Meanwhile, here’s a look at what’s on deck for the weeks following April 23, 2014:
- Prestige Guild Hall (High Keep)
- New Loyalty Items, Darklight Palace Prestige Home released
- New Temple of Veeshan raid zone
- Convert old alternate currencies like Void Shards or Obols into current tinkering and transmuting components
- Tunaria Battlegrounds zone.
We have a lot more on our schedule for the year and we’ll keep you updated. We’re thrilled to start our planning for SOE Live this year too! How time flies when you’re having fun!
Holly “Windstalker” Longdale
Senior Producer, EverQuest II
All SOE products will perform system maintenance on April 17th beginning at 4:00 AM PT (1:00 PM CET). During this time players may be disconnected from the game and be unable to login to games, websites, and forums.
This maintenance is anticipated to… Continue reading
By: Erin Oakley
Whether you’re into questing, crafting, or collecting, there are lots of ways to enjoy your time in Norrath. Gracee, has been selected for this’s month’s the recipient of this month’s Player Spotlight, is a decorator in EverQuest II. She’s most proud of the home for a special Shadowknight: her husband, Akojo:
Q: What is the name of your home or in-game creation?
Akojo’s Freeport Apartment (by Gracee) – now on the Hall of Fame on Crushbone server.
Q: What was your inspiration or theme as you designed your home?
This home was inspired by my husband Akojo. He had seen me do so many houses/halls and quietly sat back and never asked me to decorate one for him. I suggested it – he jumped on it, and asked me to do his Shadowknight’s house in Freeport. He asked for a nice relaxing place that he could go at the end of a hard day’s battle, and find comfort. His one request was a torture room that he could continue his studies of the living (and the dead), which I found creepy to make. This is the one and probably only torture room I’ll ever attempt and was so creeped out at the outcome – I don’t even visit that room. He also requested an aquarium, so I made that my first project in the house and let the colors dictate the rest of that room.
Q: What is your favorite item that you have on display in your home? What makes it special to you?
The one item I’m the most proud of is his toilet. I know – what a dumb thing to get excited over, but I was able to actually make the seat “left up” as most men do. It still makes me giggle to see it, and marks it as a definite male’s house. I also love the pergola in the outdoor area which was very fun to make.
Q: What server do you play on? In your opinion, what makes your server special?
I play on the Crushbone server as Gracee. Crushbone is my home and I love this server. The people are so friendly and help when you need it. For example, my alchemist was hunting several level 60’s advanced books. The crafting channel on this server went above and beyond to find those silly books for me. And I’m talking about logging into all their chars to see if they had it.
Decorating is my game. I believe it’s not the server you are on – but the decorating community that makes the difference. The great people in Homeshow channel are the best. /join Antonia_Bayle.Homeshow to be in the channel with some of the best and most helpful decorators in the game. I spent a couple years teaching people to use the layout editor on the test server, or actually made trips to most servers to teach those who couldn’t get to the test server. Jesdyr worked tirelessly to make the layout editor better and better for teaching. I think I taught over 300 people total to use this great tool, and to find it was easier than they anticipated. But, with the learning came an obligation to teach others – which spread the use of the layout editor like wildfire over all servers.
Gracee sums up her experiences in EQII beautifully: “That is my goal in game: to promote decorating for anyone who enjoys it, sharing ideas, and make it easier to do the things we all want to do. I love each and every decorator for their passion, and their results are amazing.”
If you’d like to be featured in a future Player Spotlight article, check out the official forums thread here! Continue reading
By: Margaret “Luperza” Krohn
Norrath has a new hare raising mount! Hop over to the marketplace and get yours NOW! You’ll be hopping around Norrath, creating a tail that only the most hare-oic of adventurers could imagine.
With varying armored options, floppy or pointed ear choices, and some rather thorny hares, there’s one for everyone!
Whether you’re living on the edge or hopping around Norrath site seeing, the multiplying effect of these creatures is bound to have you grabbing them by the ears!
We hope you have a hopping mad time! Tell us about your adventures on the forums, Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus! Continue reading
From EQ2 Community Manager Margaret “Luperza” Krohn: As was widely reported, a vulnerability called “Heartbleed” was recently found in OpenSSL (the popular open-source software used to encrypt and secure computer communications) that could potentially allow data theft on systems using OpenSSL. Like many others around the world, some of SOE’s sites used OpenSSL, but those sites […] Continue reading
Holly “Windstalker” Longdale has posted 3 new screenshots on her Twitter account about new bunny mounts coming to EQ2… Get a jump on this! The new “earie” mount. #EQ2 — Holly Longdale (@WindstalkerEQ2) April 15, 2014 And there are house pets too…awww! #eq2 — Holly Longdale (@WindstalkerEQ2) April 15, 2014 Or for the goodly […] Continue reading
From Holly “Windstalker” Longdale‘s twitter: We are bundling High Keep Contested & Bloody Shank heritage quest for the 23rd update. No hotfix next week, but a major leap ahead… #EQ2 — Holly Longdale (@WindstalkerEQ2) April 11, 2014 Continue reading
According to SOE President John Smedley, the first gameplay footage of an as yet untitled in-development game at Sony Online Entertainment will be revealed tomorrow on Game Talk Live from 5-6pm PDT (8-9pm EDT, 1:00 GMT, 2:00 CET). watch http://t.co/OfEekcv325 tmw between 5-6pm PST if you are interested in the new game we haven’t announced. there […] Continue reading
Fairly large update notes from the official forums. Changes to taunts, 350 AAs, PvP updates, and mages say a fond farewell to carrying around a single, special arrow among other things. Read the full notes after the break. WEEKLY FEATURE Players at level 95 can now level up their Alternate Advancements to level 350! […] Continue reading
The US EverQuest 2 Servers will come down on April 8th, 2014 at 7:00 AM Pacific Time for an update. The expected downtime is approximately one hour.
EU servers will come down beginning at 9:00 PM PT (6:00 AM CET April 9th, 2014) for the same update. … Continue reading