ZAM's E3 2015 Wrap-up

Bonus XP Weekend Plus Marketplace Sale

Announced today is an All Access Double XP weekend (Adventuring, AA, and Crafting) plus a Marketplace sale!

Enjoying the summer is more fun when you have friends (or at least a crafty merc!) by your side. From Thursday, July 2 through Monday, July 6, there’s a Marketplace sale to help with just that. Both Merc Crates and Group XP Potions will be on sale for 40% off! All Access Members will get their additional 10% off the sale price.

And as an added perk for All Access Members, it’s a Double XP Weekend! AAs, Tradeskill, and Adventure XP will all be doubled.

E3: EverQuest & EverQuest II Progression Servers

E3 doesn't stop when its doors are closed for the day. We snagged Executive Producer Holly "Windstalker" Longdale at this year's Daybreak after-party (and again this week in a follow-up), chatting about some recent changes that hit EverQuest's progression servers as well as the upcoming progression servers and merges for EverQuest II.

The City Festival Starts Tonight!

 

Tomorrow is the beginning of July, bringing us the Gorowyn City Festival! The festival begins on July 1st at 12:01am PT and runs until July 7th at 11:59pm PT. You can find the Far Seas Caravan in Timorous Deep in and around the dock. 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 Timorous Deep during the festival. Participate and achieve a time of 244 seconds or less to earn the Wind Warden prefix title! Begin the race by speaking to the referee on the Gorowyn dock.

Downtime - Tuesday, June 30, 2015

US servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 7am PT for an update. EU servers will come down at 9pm PT (5am London Time on July 1st) for their update. Estimated downtime for both sets of servers is approximately two hours.

Here are the patch notes:


POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Fabled Echoes of Faydwer
Collectibles in the Fabled Echoes of Faydwer dungeons will now lock you to the instance when looted.

The Fabled Crypt of Valdoon [Advanced Solo and Heroic]
You can now click Valdoon while he's giving his speech to initiate combat sooner.

Fabled Freethinker's Hideout [Challenge Raid]
The werewolf guards at the entrance should now have the intended amount of health.

ITEMS
  • Corrected the spell description for the solo and raid versions of All for One, they now correctly say 48 to 148 potency for the solo version, and 58 to 158 potency for the heroic version.
  • Icons on the bottom fragments of Ydal now know left from right.
  • A Quarter of the Ankh of Ydal items will automatically convert to the new collection piece versions.
  • Fixed a bug with the ability mod of Paingiver's Gloves.
  • Altar of Malice Armor fragments and Armor Upgrade gems may now be sold for status.
  • Lore and Legend items may now be sold for status.
  • Slaughterer's Boots now have the correct spell weapon damage bonus, and weapon damage bonus.

Downtime - Thursday, June 25, 2015

US servers will be brought offline on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 7am PT for an update. EU servers will come down at 9pm PT (5am London Time on June 26th) for their update. Estimated downtime for both sets of servers is approximately one hour.

Here are the patch notes:


POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
The Fabled Acadechism [Advanced Solo and Heroic]

  • Kelzaral the Animator should be much less destructive.

The Fabled Freethinker Hideout

  • Drops for The Fabled Freethinker Hideout have had the following adjustments:
  • Moved armor drops from Treyloth to Othysis.
  • Moved accessory drops from Makonis to Treyloth.
  • Makonis will now always drop 2 armor pieces.

Precipice of Power [Raid]

  • You can now combine two cruxes from the same boss drop table to form the other from the same drop table by examining the cruxes.

ITEMS

  • The effect "Bolstered Block" can now be triggered by using "Blinding Dust".

Downtime - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Both the EU and US servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 7am PT (3pm London Time) for an update. Estimated downtime for both sets of servers is approximately two hours. Here are the patch notes:


FABLED DUNGEONS
Echoes of Faydwer Fabled dungeons have arrived! Test your mettle alongside your allies or alone in these updated level 100 dungeons and discover all new missions, collections, armor, accessories and more!

You’ll find the entrance to these Fabled dungeons just off the dock in Butcherblock Mountains or through their original entrance locations within Greater Faydark, Klak'Anon, and Loping Plains:

  • The Fabled Acadechism [Advanced Solo & Heroic]
  • The Fabled Court of Innovation [Advanced Solo & Heroic]
  • The Fabled Crypt of Valdoon [Advanced Solo & Heroic]
  • The Fabled Freethinker Hideout [Raid & Challenge Raid]

ITEMS
All Ethereal effects will now display in chat when they trigger.

MARKETPLACE

  • Recently deleted items can now be restored for DBC by using the “Restore Item” tab located in the character window.
  • Recently deleted characters can now be restored for DBC at the character select screen by clicking the “Show Deleted” button, then highlighting the deleted character and pressing the “Restore” button.

Recruit Reward Program Closed Down

Daybreak has announced that the Recruit Reward program has been discontinued. As posted on the official forums:

Hail Norrathians!

In July of 2013, the Beta for the Recruit Rewards program launched. This program allowed anyone with a then-Station Account to earn special items by inviting friends to join them in their favorite games.

Over the past two years, we have gathered a lot of excellent information and feedback about this recruitment program, on everything from system set-up and maintenance to the types of rewards that were found most desirable.

At this time, we have decided that we are going to end the Recruit Rewards Beta and will not be continuing with the program in its current form. Though we will not be launching Recruit Rewards, your feedback remains valuable to us as we explore the development of other new and different programs here at Daybreak.

What if I sent out invitations that weren’t accepted yet? Since the Recruit Rewards Beta program is now closed, the invites will no longer work. Please encourage your friends to create an account at www.daybreakgames.com and join you in game!

What’s going to happen to the rewards I already earned? Nothing! Those are yours to keep and enjoy; previously granted rewards will not be wiped or removed from your account.

But I was so close to the next level of Achievement rewards! Is there anything I can do? Since the program is now closed, you will not be able to earn any additional recruits towards your achievement. However, to say thank you for your participation in the Beta of this program, if you achieved Delegate Level (Tier One) or higher, we will grant you the in-game items available at the next highest tier in your primary game.

How are you determining my primary game? Your primary game is determined as the game where you chose to receive your first achievement reward (Delegate/Tier One Level) after successfully recruiting two friends who made at least $10.00 worth of qualifying purchases.

I have another question or issue with my Recruit Rewards account that isn’t answered here. What do I do? Please contact our Customer Service team at help.daybreakgames.com.

Thank you again for participating in and providing feedback about the Beta of Recruit Rewards.

Moonlight Enchantments Start Tonight!

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!

Patch Notes - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Here are the patch notes for the Tuesday, June 16th update. There are also two in-game polls regarding PvP and PvE time-locked progression servers open for voting until next Tuesday's patch.


POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Precipice of Power [Raid]

  • Tribunal adds should despawn even if you do not kill the original copy of the Tribunal boss.

Ossuary: Cathedral of Bones [Raid]

  • Villadre's adds should now despawn when she resets or is defeated.

ABILITIES

  • Consistent Strike and Consistent Smite will now do damage at low levels.

PVP

  • Kylong Warfields will now grant Marks of Bloodshed to players over level 95.

BATTLEGROUNDS

  • Battleground of Theer tiles will no longer apply buffs or debuffs to players on the tiles, with the exception of the Order tile which will still damage those upon it.
  • Battleground of Theer will now kick players who have hidden in the protected spawn points for an excessive amount of time.

ITEMS

  • Several Altar of Malice weapons that had an erroneous extra white adornment slot have had them removed.
  • Gemstone of Scornful Malevolence may now be used to upgrade new block armor.
  • Ethereal Expertise will now message when it is applied, as well as when it is consumed.
  • Ethereal Expertise will no longer break swarm pets.

TRADESKILLS

  • Zander's Choral Rebuff II (Grandmaster) may now be crafted.

QUESTS

  • Zikana Sly'ssar will now offer his quests to Aerakyn