Saturday, September 13, 2014

Large Currency Item "Nobles" To Be Added

Nobles are a new alternate currency type expected to be added in the game in September 2014.  The purpose of Nobles is to enable large money transactions, where the Platinum piece is not enough.  They will be worth the equivalent of 100,000 platinum and Nobles will stack up to 20. They're intended primarily as a way for players to transfer larger amounts of money than the system can currently allow otherwise.

Details on Nobles may change before or after being added to the game.  SOE is currently seeking player input on them.  See this thread on the SOE forum for more information and to give feedback.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

No More Pre-Order for Expansions?

It appears that SOE will not have pre-orders for The Darkened Sea.

From this SOE forum post by Elidroth Renato (Doug Cronkhite), Asst. Lead Designer:
Pre-orders actually come from the days when we made a physical box that went on brick and mortar store shelves. We needed to get some idea of how many to manufacture so we didn't have thousands of customers without product, or have thousands of boxes sitting on shelves taking up space that places like Target, Gamestop, and Wal-Mart charge you money for.

Since we've moved to a completely digital product, there is no reason for pre-orders, AND it resolves the account issues that invariably happen every year of someone pre-ordering, our systems giving access to things, only to have their credit card fail processing for whatever reason (typos, denials, etc) and then losing ALL access to their account due to the system backing out the pre-order.

So this year, we've moved to a different system, with All Access members having the opportunity of getting in 2 weeks ahead of FTP players. Oct 28th, All Access players buy the expansion, and are in, immediately. FTP players can then buy the new expansion on Nov 11th. At least I think those are the dates.. I'll check again in the morning when I get to work. End result is a MUCH cleaner system and process with much less chance of problems. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Call of the Forsaken Tier 2 Raid Loot Tables Changed

For Call of the Forsaken Tier 2 raids:
  • Tower of Rot: Lord Kyle Bayle
  • Argin-Hiz: Burn Out
  • The Void (H): The Journey Home 
"One of the changes that was made in CotF Tier 2 was that only the 5 most used gear lines will drop now. The other lines are still available to purchase on the merchant."

Chandrok, EQ Developer
The quote is part of this thread on the SOE forums.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Crashing? SOE Wants To Know

From the SOE forum:
Hello Norrathians!

We are currently looking into a potential issue with the game client that is causing crashing and client freezing for some players. If you are currently experiencing this kind of issue, we would like to collect some information from you in order to have these problems addressed. To do this, please open a support ticket with us at and include the following:

1. A dxdiag and msinfo file from your system (instructions on how to create these files can be found here: )
2. Are you currently using any custom user interface (UI) add-ons?
3. What zone are you currently encountering these issues in?
4. What server do you currently play on?
5. How long have you been experiencing these issues?

Once your ticket has been submitted please either send me a private message with your ticket number, or post the ticket number as a response to this thread.

As always, if you have any additional questions in the mean time, please let me know and I'll be happy to help.

Thank you!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend Double XP

From a post by Roshen, EQ Community Relations, on the SOE forum:

Get ready to enjoy a 3-day double experience weekend and discounts on some great cosmetic items from the Marketplace!

Starting on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 12:01 PM PDT* and running until Monday, May 26, 2014 at 11:59 PM PDT* players will earn double experience! There will also be an up to 30% discount on the following categories in the Marketplace: Mounts, Armor Visuals, and Character Illusions.

Monday, May 12, 2014

15th Anniversary The Plane of War Raid Permanently Added To Game

From a post by Ellrya, EQ Game Designer, on the SOE forum:
Just a quick update:

The raid is arguably the most difficult in the game right now. It may take some learning, some dying, and some strat adjustment to beat. That being said, we want to make sure that those who invest the time to learn and attempt the event aren't let down if the event goes away while they're making progress. To ensure that doesn't happen, we're going to make the Plane of War raid a permanent part of the Plane of War.

Additional raid tuning won't be happening anytime soon (since it's been Live less than a week!), though we're always happy to have feedback on how the raid can be improved. There's no reason why we wouldn't adjust tuning in the future if the raid ends up being mostly unbeatable, though we'd like to give those currently attempting it a chance to beat it at its intended difficulty.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Double XP: Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4

From the SOE forum:
Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve matters surrounding the launch of SOE’s new All Access Membership - read all about it at this link! The implementation of this new membership plan across SOE’s game portfolio has been one of the most complicated updates to our billing system to date. As fellow gamers, we know that this has been frustrating and we sincerely regret any inconvenience this has caused.

We’re working around the clock to ensure these account issues are resolved as quickly as possible. In the meantime, to show our appreciation for your patience and understanding, we offer the following:

  • EverQuest® – Double XP from Friday, May 2, 12:00 noon PDT to Sunday, May 4th, 11:59pm PDT
  • EverQuest II – Double XP from Friday, May 2, 12:00 noon PDT to Sunday, May 4th, 11:59pm PDT
  • Landmark – Adding 7 additional days to any 7-day Closed Beta keys that were active during the downtime. This will be applied on Friday, May 2, 12:00 noon PDT
  • DC Universe™ Online – 50 Replay Badges will be granted to all DCUO players who logged in between 12:01am April 24 - 11:59pm April 30, 2014. The grant will occur after DCUO's regular 4:00am PDT downtime on Friday, May 2, 2014.
  • Dragon’s Prophet – Douple XP from Friday, May 2, 12:01am to Monday, May 5, 11:59pm
  • PlanetSide 2 – Double XP from Friday, May 2, 12:01am PDT to Sunday, May 4, 11:59pm PDT
NOTE: All times are given in PDT. Click here to convert to your local time!

Thank you for your continued support, from all of us at SOE!

Mark Tuttle
SOE Director of Ecommerce