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EverQuest II News

Latest Headlines for EverQuest II

  • User interfaces: Does ‘one size’ fit all? Hardly

    In his latest article, Michael Lafferty discusses the recent changes to the Everquest II user interface, or UI. While acknowledging some nice changes, Michael discovered that many players think that the new version leaves much to be desired. In comments from the players themselves, Michael discovers that one size does NOT fit all. Find out why.

    Reported on Aug 20, 2010
  • EQ2X Beta Released

    Sony Online Entertainment has announced that Everquest II Extended, the free-to-play version of the game, has had its beta client released. Players are also trying out the new web-based streaming downloader in an effort to get folks into the game much faster.

    Reported on Aug 20, 2010
  • EQ2X Delayed

    A forum post on the official Everquest II forums indicates that developers have run into a glitch and that Everquest 2 Extended, the free-to-play version of the game, will not deploy until August 19th. EQ2X was expected to launch today and developers are cautiously optimistic that they can try again on the 19th.

    Reported on Aug 18, 2010
  • An Intriguing Experiment: EverQuest II Extended

    In this week's Free Zone, Richard Aihoshi offers some provocative thoughts about Sony Online Entertainment's recent announcement about Everquest 2 Extended, the free-to-play version of the game set to go live as early as August 17th. Richard also asks questions and ponders the repercussions for other 'aging' titles.

    Reported on Aug 16, 2010
  • EQ II Extended Fan Faire Panel

    At last weekend's Sony Online Entertainment Fan Faire, Managing Editor Jon Wood sat in on what was probably the most controversial panel during the convention: The panel dealing with the recently announced Everquest II Extended and its free-to-play option. Developers David Georgeson, Rich Waters, Greg Spence and Tony Royce spent time discussing what EQ II Extended is and isn't as well as giving fans time to ask their questions.

    Reported on Aug 13, 2010
  • Latest Expansion Named

    The eighth expansion to the Everquest II series has been named. Called "Destiny of Velious", players will be taken to the Great Wastes of Velious. Among other things, Destiny of Velious will introduce flying mounts to the game for the first time, give players three hundred new quests to try out, ten new instanced dungeons and four new Heritage quests.

    Reported on Aug 10, 2010
  • Free To Play Service Coming Mid-August's Michael Lafferty has big news today for fans of Everquest 2: EQ2 is going free to play in mid-August. Michael had the chance to sit down with Producer Dave Georgeson to talk about this major step for Everquest II and for Sony Online Entertainment. Find out what it means for subscribers and new fans alike.

    Reported on Jul 27, 2010
  • Jace Hall Named as MC for SOE Fan Faire

    Sony Online Entertainment has just announced that Jason "Jace" Hall will be the master of ceremonies for the 2010 SOE Fan Faire to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada August 5-8, 2010. Hall will have several opportunities for MC duties: Kickoff Reception, Grand Banquet and Costume Contest.

    Reported on Jul 21, 2010
  • Want a Guild Name Change?

    A new premium item has shown up in the Sony Marketplace for Everquest II players. Guilds looking for a new and different name can now purchase a Guild Rename Potion. But at what cost?

    Reported on Jul 09, 2010
  • Double Station Cash and XP Weekend; New Station Cash Items

    EverQuest II Senior Producer Dave Georgeson recently announced that SOE has heard players' calls for a double XP weekend for this upcoming holiday weekend. Not only will players be enjoying double XP this weekend, they'll also receive double the Station Cash when redeeming Station Cash cards, double tradeskill experience, and even double AA experience.

    Reported on Jun 30, 2010
  • Not Going Free to Play

    It's no secret that things are changing across the genre, with a trend towards Free to Play (or free to play hybrids a'la DDO and LOTRO) seemingly inevitable. This has left many gamers wondering about the fate of their favorite games in this new world of MMO gaming. As far as EverQuest II fans are concerned, however, those dreading Free to Play can rest easy, EQ2 will not be going Free to Play according to EQ2 Senior Producer Dave Georgeson.

    Reported on Jun 28, 2010
  • Halas Reborn Limited Time Offer at FilePlanet

    FilePlanet is offering users who may be curious about EverQuest II the opportunity to try out the game along with all expansions (sans the recently released Sentinel's Fate) for 30 days free of charge.

    Reported on Jun 09, 2010
  • Looking at Halas Reborn EverQuest II writer Phil James recently sat down with EverQuest II's Update 56, Halas Reborn. Today, he shares his experiences.

    Reported on Jun 04, 2010
  • Halas Reborn Now Live

    EverQuest II players have a lot of new goodies to look forward today with the release of the new Halas Reborn update. Halas Reborn sees the rebirth of the icy zone of Halas, a popular locale in the original EverQuest, which has returned with a few changes and brings with it two new raids, improvements to quest progression through the use of a new "Storyline" tab, a revamp of the game's travel system, PvP updates and more!

    Reported on May 25, 2010
  • Why EQII? Additional Features EverQuest II expert Phil James writes this look at EverQuest II and some of the reasons that people who may have missed the game might want to try it out. Today, he focuses on some of the additional features the game has to offer.

    Reported on May 25, 2010
  • SOE Adds Station Cash Mounts to Marketplace

    Sony Online Entertainment has added an array of new mounts to the EverQuest II Marketplace, and each mount will set you back 2500 Station Cash or $25 for those of you unfamiliar with SOE's Marketplace.

    Reported on May 20, 2010
  • Why EQII? Character and Quests EverQuest II expert Phil James writes this look at EverQuest II and some of the reasons that people who may have missed the game might want to try it out. Today, he focuses on some of the character and quest elements.

    Reported on May 17, 2010
  • Halas Reborn: New Screenshots, Trailer

    Sony Online Entertainment has released 15 new screenshots and a new trailer for the upcoming Halas Reborn update to EverQuest II.

    Reported on May 10, 2010
  • A Look at Sentinel's Fate's Phil James takes a look at the most recent expansion to EverQuest II, letting us know the ups and downs to the latest addition.

    Reported on Apr 29, 2010
  • Alan "Brenlo" Crosby Departs SOE

    Alan "Brenlo" Crosby, a long-time Sony Online Entertainment employee, and EverQuest II producer, has announced his departure from the studio.

    Reported on Apr 16, 2010