Saturday, September 17, 2016

Daybreak General Maintenance - September 19, 2016

From the everquest.com website:

Daybreak General Maintenance - September 19


There will be a general maintenance on Monday, September 19, 2016 beginning at 6:00AM Pacific Time*. The estimated downtime is up to four (4) hours. The following services may be impacted during this maintenance:
  • Game Logins
  • Forum Logins
  • Account Management (including filing Customer Support tickets)
  • Commerce

Please follow @DaybreakGames on Twitter for any necessary updates. Thank you for your patience as we complete this maintenance.

*Convert to Local Time

NOTE: this is not a game-specific update; there will be no patch notes.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Daybreak General Maintenance - September 13, 2016

From the everquest.com website:

Daybreak General Maintenance - September 13


There will be a general maintenance on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 beginning at 5:00AM Pacific Time*. The estimated downtime is up to four (4) hours. The following services may be impacted during this maintenance:
  • Game Logins
  • Forum Logins
  • Account Management (including filing Customer Support tickets)
  • Commerce

Please follow @DaybreakGames on Twitter for any necessary updates. Thank you for your patience as we complete this maintenance.

*Convert to Local Time

NOTE: this is not a game-specific update; there will be no patch notes.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Next Expansion Announced, Labor Day Weekend Double XP

Daybreak has posted on the everquest.com website the September 2016 EQ Producer's Letter.

Here is the letter:



Greetings Norrathians, 

‘Tis the season to talk about our next expansion for EverQuest! The team has been working hard this year to manage the ongoing progression and event server updates, big server-side updates to improve stability, as well as toiling away on our new content-focused expansion this November. Speaking of the expansion…
Updated Sarnak
While we are still in the throes of development, we are thrilled to announce we are returning to a much-loved continent of Norrath! Prepare for EverQuest: Empires of Kunark! We’ve got a new look for Sarnaks (perhaps an illusion for some?!), new zones like Scorched Woods, Chardok: War March, Lceanium, Droga, Kor’Sha, new monsters, armor, weapons, items and more!

It’s been many years since we’ve set our eyes on Kunark and there are many stories to discover. At the beginning of October, look for announcements regarding expansion features, for pre-orders to become available, and news about when you can join us in the beta. The launch of EverQuest: Empires of Kunark is scheduled for November.

Also on the horizon, we’ll be unlocking Luclin on Phinigel server on September 28th 2PM PDT.  Ragefire and Lockjaw also have some expansion votes coming in October and November.

As we start cooling down for fall and prepare for EverQuest: Empires of Kunark, we’ve got a few promotions for you too:
  • This weekend we kick off a 40% off sale for members from September 1st 12PM PDT through September 6th 12PM PDT as well as Double Experience for everyone!
  • Starting this weekend, EverQuest: The Broken Mirror will be on sale at 50% off September 1st 12PM PDT through October 5th 12PM PDT. Note that option to purchase the Collector’s or Premium Edition of EverQuest: The Broken Mirror won’t be available after pre-orders for EverQuest: Empires of Kunark begin in October.
  • Also, throughout October and November until expansion launch we’ll be running bi-weekly bonuses, like experience boosts, reduced lockouts, increased rare spawns, and more.

There is plenty more to come, so keep an eye out for more news and announcements soon. As always, we are grateful to all of our dedicated and thriving EverQuest players!

Sincerely,
Holly “Windstalker” Longdale

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Legends of Norrath Shutting Down Permanently August 17, 2016

Daybreak has announced that Legends of Norrath will shut down permanently on August 17, 2016. The last day to purchase booster packs and claim monthly All Access free packs is July 18, 2016.

Here is the announcement:
 For the past nine years, EverQuest and EverQuest II players have interacted with the world of Norrath through the Legends of Norrath Trading Card Game. Many of you have enjoyed its art, its strategic gameplay, and hopefully found that elusive Loot card granting one of our cool in game items.

Legends of Norrath has not had an active development team for quite some time and in the best interest of our company and players, we have made the difficult decision to close the servers on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Noon Pacific Time.

Purchasing Legends of Norrath booster packs and the monthly All Access Membership claim of Legends of Norrath booster packs will no longer be available after Monday, July 18, 2016 at 10AM Pacific Time.

All loot rewards and packs in the Legends of Norrath client will need to be open and claimed on your character prior to when the servers close to ensure that your loot rewards are available in EverQuest and EverQuest II.

We know some of you are extremely enthusiastic about some of the items that were previously introduced in the Legends of Norrath TCG packs. These loot rewards will continue to be available to players through other means. Look to the Marketplace for packs which give an opportunity for rewards from previous LON sets.

We appreciate your understanding and continued support.

Monday, May 02, 2016

Chalandria's Fang Scenario Active Again in LoN

I just went into LoN to get my five free decks this month and checked for this and discovered it is live. No idea for how long.

[IMG]Chalandria's Fang is an item that will summon poison once every 20 hours. The poison for all level 105 classes except rogues is [IMG]Chalandria's Bite XVIII. Rogues may get a different (better) poison, however this needs to be confirmed. Lower level toons (exact level / reward is to be discovered) get a lesser poison.

It is a Legends of Norrath Spider Queen scenario loot item. The Spider Queen scenario has returned. If you win the scenario, you get Chalandria's Fang as the EQ loot item. Chalandria's Fang and the poison can not be traded.




This information is from http://everquest.fanra.info/wiki/Adv...ndria.27s_Fang.

UPDATE: It appears this was for the month of May and is now over.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Some Self Melee Skills Fail If Nothing Targeted, To Be Fixed

From a post by Dzarn, EQ Developer, on the Daybreak forum:

Thank you for the feedback on this bug, we've been able to identify the source and will be working on a fix.

It looks like any melee skill that uses an SPA to trigger another spell ID will fail if the caster does not have any target before using the button, which is obviously not intended for self spell target types.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Daybreak, All EQ, Down Due to Attack

All Daybreak websites are either down or extremely slow. EverQuest is down. The reason? It appears to be an attack.


Since the EQ forums are inaccessible, the only news is coming from social media.

Daybreak has posted very little information, only a few posts such as this post on Twitter:

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We are currently investigating reported issues with connectivity both in-game and on our websites/forums. Thank you for your patience.


It appears likely that the game and EQ forums will be down for a while.

UPDATE July 10 11am EDT:  Two hours ago Daybreak announced that service was restored but then four minutes ago they said they are experiencing issues.   Access to Daybreak assets and games is still unreliable if not impossible.

UPDATE July 10 6:49pm EDT: It appears that Daybreak websites and games are up and running.