Daily Archives: October 26, 2011

SOE Confirms November 15 Veil of Alaris Launch Date

SOE may be proud to announce the launch date for the 18th EverQuest expansion, the Veil of Alaris, but it isn’t like we couldn’t have figured that date out ourselves.

After all, they told us over a week ago that pre-order prices were good through the 14th of November, so at least *I* was pretty sure that the launch date would be November 15th, it falling on a Tuesday and all.

SOE has also posted a series of zone preview videos for those who want to see what is coming to Norrath.

I am still impressed that EverQuest is getting regular expansions more than 12 years into the game’s life.

Azeroth Travel Poster Contest Update – More Entries

A quick reminder and update on the Azeroth Travel Poster Contest.

First, there are now 14 entries in the contest from 12 different individuals.  Tesh was the only one to use up his full three entries.

And there have been some great interpretations of the travel poster idea, including pictures inset within pictures and an Azeroth travel poster displayed in a different game.

A sample poster with inset pictures

But if that sounds like a lot of competition, do not give up hope.  Some people entered just to enter.

Probably not a winner...

And some people who entered are not eligible win (like my mom), for one reason or another.

Still, there were good entries from that group.

Fly Ironforge Air to Sholozar Basin

This even borrows what actually used to be the Delta Airlines motto, “We get you there,” which one would assume was a given from a company selling transportation.   But if you’ve ever flown Delta through Atlanta, you probably wonder if they dropped that motto when the FTC demanded they add “eventually” or “some day” to the end of it to comply with truth in advertising regulations.

So there is still room for more entries if you want to win that sparkle pony, and plenty of time to enter!

You have until Noon Pacific Standard Time on Sunday, November 6, 2011 to submit your entry.

A Kinder and Gentler Fippy Darkpaw… for Raiding Guilds

The EverQuest GMs have apparently given up on gladiatorial combat and trivia challenges in order to determine who gets a crack at which raid boss and have resorted to just posting a schedule.

Greetings citizens of Fippy!

Below is the outline for the current Fippy raid rotation. To get your guild onto this rotation you just need to petition with a time/date for your guild to prove it’s meddle. Each tier (current and future) will have its own, no-loot, raid mob to kill. I would suggest petitioning well in advance to ensure that both parties have the time resources available at the specified time.

Current guilds keyed to top tier Velious spawns:

Twisted Legion
Dark Blood
Rosen Guard

Pending guilds:


Top Tier Raid Rotation: (The mob to qualify for this rotation is Vyemm.)

Current week rotation:

Cazic Thule – Twisted Legion
Avatar of War – Rosenguard
North Temple of Vesheen  – Darkblood
Tunare – Citizen
Ring of Fear – Darkblood

Second Tier Raid Rotation: (The mob to qualify for this rotation is Sontikar or Vyemm.)

King Tormax
Ring of Slime

The Rules:

#1. Each rotation with the exception of NToV consists of a 12 hour window. NToV will be given an 18 hour window to cover the spawn windows of the number of raid targets. If a raid target is not killed within 12 hours of it spawning it is open to any other guild on the rotation to target and kill.

Killing a raid mob outside of another guilds kill window does not change the rotation. The guild who was incapable, unwilling, or uninterested in killing the raid target essentially forfeits their kill of the target.

#2. Killing a raid target during the kill window of another guild will result in the suspension of the raid leader. All loot that was dropped by the raid target will be removed and destroyed. The raid target will then be re-spawned and the 12 hour window will restart.

#3. Interference with another guilds kill target during their window of time will result in harsh punishments for the offending guild. (I.E. if your guild is training another guild, your guild may become locked out of zones when a raids target it up, and it is not your turn to kill it. Don’t do it, it will not be worth it to you or your guild in the long run.)

#4. When a new expansion launches all raid targets will be at free for all status for the first 4 weeks or once multiple guilds have shown the ability to kill said raid targets, whichever is longer.

We have invented virtual instancing… if you just imagine that the server has only enough processing power to run one copy of the instance at a time… and that there is some sort of strange form of guild lockouts that affects only qualified guilds.

With raid conflicts now settled and the war on hacking still going strong, the Progression Server forums can get back to the real business at hand…

Complaining about how people who multi-box have completely ruined EverQuest for everybody for all time!

Only done in a non-judgmental and non-flaming way.  It says so right in the title.