Guild Wars 2: Legendary Journey

In a new blog post released today, ArenaNet overviews a few more features coming with Guild Wars 2's first expansion, Heart of Thorns. The first is precursor crafting which will give easier access to one of the items required to make the special Legendary weapons. The other feature will also help players craft their Legendary by providing materials through the new map bonuses.

The March Version Update Has Arrived!

 The March version update of Final Fantasy XI has arrived! Adventurers can expect to see the new Vagary battle system, new job adjustments, the ability to reforge Empyrean armor to item level 109 and 119 versions, new Mog Gardens adjustments, new Unity Concord Wanted battles, adjustments to the /lockstyle system, and much more!

For full details on the version update, check below the jump.

What new changes excite you the most? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!

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.

16 Years of EverQuest: Giveaway Winners

Thanks to everyone for all the fantastic entries in our 16 Years of EverQuest All Access Giveaway! Over 200 people participated but these 16 emerged winners—congrats!

  1. brair
  2. Brickhaus
  3. Calsonix
  4. despidious
  5. Dorigen
  6. dpguy
  7. fosasha
  8. gilmorej|WH
  9. kononamis
  10. kshipper
  11. LandRuiner
  12. Nniki
  13. Snaer
  14. snailish
  15. ToltecMagistri
  16. Tudati

Shards Online: Roadmap and Updates

Citadel Studios released its latest Shards Online newsletter yesterday, giving fans an update on the upcoming RPG's development progress. The team has added a Pre-alpha 2 phase, pushing Alpha 1 back a bit to Fall 2015. Another roundtable is coming up in April and a system has been created for resource gathering.

Skyforge Beta Key Giveaway

All winners have been contacted - check your PMs!

The second beta test kicks off today for My.com's Skyforge, and we got a fantastic giveaway for those hoping to get in and help test. 100 lucky winners will get a beta code that grants instant access to CBT2 and beyond—keep reading to find out how!

Speedrunner Lovely Planet is XBox One Bound

Take a mix of your favorite wacky Japanese game, mix in some first person shooter elements, throw in a speedrun clock and you've got Lovely Planet, the latest outré output from QUICKTEQUILA. I would have to agree with the hidden meaning behind the studio name.

Hearthstone Deck Tech: Let's Play Zoo!

Hearthstone Deck Tech: Let's Play Zoo!

HS Spacewizard is back with another Hearthstone Deck Tech, helping players get an edge each week as he builds, tests and breaks down a new deck.

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.

Patch Notes for March 25, 2015

An EverQuest game update is scheduled for tomorrow morning (servers due up around 6:00 A.M. Pacific Time / 9:00 A.M. Eastern Time). Here are the patch notes:

*** Highlights ***

- The Advanced Loot System is here! See the section below for details.
- Added a prompt when deleting a character to make the player type the character's name as the confirmation instead of clicking a button.
- Most vendors from the Plane of Knowledge have returned from hiatus. They feel as though they can still compete with all-in-one vendors.