Film Friday: Five New Trailers

Welcome back to another Film Friday! This week is a little shorter than most, the calm following the rush of Gamescom and SOE Live. We've got five trailers totaling ~15 minutes, so let's get right to it!

EverQuest II: Systems Panel Recap

The EverQuest II Systems and Mechanics panel revealed many exciting things in store for the upcoming expansion, Altar of Malice, and beyond.

Members-Only Double Experience Weekend!

Announced earlier this evening:

We've decided to run a members-only Double XP Weekend for Adv, TS, AA xp starting noon PDT tomorrow thru Sunday 11:59pm PDT!

All Access members will receive double adventuring, tradeskill and alternate advancement experience between Noon PT on Friday, August 22nd and 11:59pm PT on Sunday, August 24th.

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.

As mentioned at SOE Live and in Tuesday's patch notes, this month there are new items available in the grottos!  

There is also a new Achievement! Complete all the grotto collections to get your Moonlit Mushroom Ring! Check out our Moonlight Enchantments guide and peek at the rewards.

Downtime - Tuesday August 19, 2014

ALL servers will come down on August 19, 2014 at 4:00 AM PDT for an update. The expected downtime is approximately two hours. Patch notes are available after the jump.

SOE Live 2014: EverQuest and EverQuest II

SOE Live kicked off its opening ceremony last night, and while the keynotes are still to come this afternoon, we have some great information on the upcoming expansions and more for EverQuest and EverQuest II!

Downtime - Tuesday, August 12, 2014

All US EverQuest II Servers will come down on August 12th, 2014 at 7:00 AM Pacific Time for an update. The expected downtime is approximately two hours.  EU servers will come down beginning at 9:00 PM PT (6:00 AM CET August 13th, 2014) for the same update. EU Downtime is also anticipated to be approximately two hours.

Patch notes are below.

Downtime - Thursday, August 7, 2014

All servers will come down on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at 7:00 AM Pacific Time for a hotfix. The expected downtime is approximately two hours. Patch notes are available after the jump.

SOE Maintenance/EQ2 Downtime - Tuesday, Aug 5

SOE has announced a downtime and maintenance for Tuesday, August 5, 2014 beginning at 4:00 AM PDT. The maintenance is expected to take at least four hours. It will impact the following services:

  • Game servers will be down for the following games:
    • DC Universe Online
    • EverQuest II
    • Landmark
    • PlanetSide 2
  • Commerce functions, including purchases for all games
  • Game, web and forum logins for all games

EverQuest II's weekly hotfix will occur simultaneously with this maintenance window. Patch notes for the EQ2 downtime are available after the jump.

Here's our handy Time Zone Conversion Tool to help you plan.

EQII Double Status Weekend

This just in, All Access members earn double status this weekend! Starting Friday, Augut 1st at 12 noon Pacific, this opportunity runs through 11:59 pm Sunday, August 3. You'll earn double the normal status for things like writs and Heritage Quests, and remember: your guild gets 10% of everything you earn!