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Kiara
11-14-2008, 11:38 PM
<p><img src="http://eq2players.station.sony.com/images/en/features/the_shadow_odyssey/EQIISO_CRM_600.jpg" /></p> <p>EverQuest II's fifth expansion, The Shadow Odyssey, launches on Tuesday, November 18, 2008.  Here's a quick rundown on what to expect on launch day.</p> <p><a href="http://eq2players.station.sony.com/news_archive_content.vm?id=1980&section=News&locale=en_US"><strong>Read more!</strong></a></p>

Ama
11-15-2008, 12:04 AM
<p>Wish I was lucky enough to get in on launch day.  Sadly my order won't arrive until wensday thanks to bestbuy.  <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" /></p>

velneth
11-15-2008, 12:13 AM
<p>From the looks of it, it seems like this is expected to be a much smoother expansion roll out than some prior.</p>

walaruss
11-15-2008, 03:08 AM
<p>any place where we can meet while the servers are down, talk about the expansion and be informed about delays?</p>

Kiara
11-15-2008, 03:34 AM
<p><cite>walaruss wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>any place where we can meet while the servers are down, talk about the expansion and be informed about delays?</p></blockquote><p>Here...</p><p>Less of course you're offering to come buy us all lunch <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  We'll take that too!</p>

Dreyco
11-15-2008, 02:12 PM
<p>Just as a note to everyone as well, from experience on many, MANY Expansion days in the past.</p><p>Plan ahead for LONG Patch times!</p><p>The Servers are going to be sending expansion data to tens of thousands of players all at once, which will make for a very, very long patch time.  If you have it available, try to run the patcher as soon as possible when the server does come up, to avoid the prime time login when everyone starts coming home from work.</p><p>Late at night also works very well.  While not sounding like the best of ideas, i'm going to be waiting to patch Shadow Odyssey until the next day!</p><p>If anything, just be forewarned, and expect that there might be several hours before you're able to login <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> Such is the way of the intarwebs.</p>

Wingrider01
11-15-2008, 02:32 PM
<p><cite>Dreyco wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Just as a note to everyone as well, from experience on many, MANY Expansion days in the past.</p><p>Plan ahead for LONG Patch times!</p><p>The Servers are going to be sending expansion data to tens of thousands of players all at once, which will make for a very, very long patch time.  If you have it available, try to run the patcher as soon as possible when the server does come up, to avoid the prime time login when everyone starts coming home from work.</p><p>Late at night also works very well.  While not sounding like the best of ideas, i'm going to be waiting to patch Shadow Odyssey until the next day!</p><p>If anything, just be forewarned, and expect that there might be several hours before you're able to login <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /> Such is the way of the intarwebs.</p></blockquote><p>As an addition - don;t take a day off, call in sick to work/school or dead if you don't have any more time off available to you on release date, better to do it the day after since you will not waste half or more of the day waiting for the servers to come back up abd posting here asking about when they will be available.</p>

Calthine
11-15-2008, 04:42 PM
<p><cite>walaruss wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>any place where we can meet while the servers are down, talk about the expansion and be informed about delays?</p></blockquote><p>If you want to hang out, everyone is quite welcome to join us in the ZAM IRC.  Our channel is #EQ2, of course!  Instructions are here:  <a href="http://eq2.allakhazam.com/wiki/IRC" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://eq2.allakhazam.com/wiki/IRC</a></p>

TheSpin
11-15-2008, 06:13 PM
<p>I would highly recommend you find a back up place to kill time during downtime because when RoK came out these forums were extremely bogged down and almost inaccessible during the patch time.</p>

Aeralik
11-15-2008, 07:30 PM
<p><cite>Kiara wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>walaruss wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>any place where we can meet while the servers are down, talk about the expansion and be informed about delays?</p></blockquote><p>Here...</p><p>Less of course you're offering to come buy us all lunch <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" />  We'll take that too!</p></blockquote><p>Very strong coffee is welcome too!  Some of us have to be extremely early <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Ama
11-15-2008, 08:23 PM
<p><cite>Wingrider01 wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>Dreyco wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Just as a note to everyone as well, from experience on many, MANY Expansion days in the past.</p><p>Plan ahead for LONG Patch times!</p><p>The Servers are going to be sending expansion data to tens of thousands of players all at once, which will make for a very, very long patch time.  If you have it available, try to run the patcher as soon as possible when the server does come up, to avoid the prime time login when everyone starts coming home from work.</p><p>Late at night also works very well.  While not sounding like the best of ideas, i'm going to be waiting to patch Shadow Odyssey until the next day!</p><p>If anything, just be forewarned, and expect that there might be several hours before you're able to login <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /> Such is the way of the intarwebs.</p></blockquote><p>As an addition - don;t take a day off, call in sick to work/school or dead if you don't have any more time off available to you on release date, better to do it the day after since you will not waste half or more of the day waiting for the servers to come back up abd posting here asking about when they will be available.</p></blockquote><p>Yup Murphy's law always applies to when the developers are doing server updates this large with expansions.</p><p>DoF: Key problems and was hard to log on.</p><p>KoS: Unbearable lag when zoning into Tenebrous Tangle for the first time.</p><p>EoF: <span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>VERY SLOW PATCH TIMES</strong></span> as an understatement.  Even with people who have super fast download times it took near 4-6hrs to download.</p><p>RoK: Distribution problems for people buying the physical DVD of the game.  Also a problem where people tried to zone into Kylong plains the screen went black forcing many to log out to re-download 10-15minutes of files. </p><p>With developers doing this at 12:00 am PST 3:00 am est my time I expect MANY black cups of coffe, red bulls, Pixie Sticks, and Code Reds.  I say with experience even if you don't get the game run the patcher anyways early in the morning.  Try to DL the update and monitor it if you can.  There are going to be problems with the launcher probably stopping then starting. </p>

feldon30
11-15-2008, 09:27 PM
<p>Any word on when the software patches are going to start? I thought they'd started already but I only see a few megs of new files. Some of us can just copy our Beta files, but everyone else is hoping to be able to start downloading TSO files now, even if some of them change in the next 72 hours.</p>

Lantis
11-15-2008, 10:13 PM
<p>Technical question here: with past expansions parts of the expansion were pushed ahead of time through the BITS service.  Was it the case with RoK as well?</p>

Marillion
11-15-2008, 10:34 PM
<p><cite>Aeralik wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>Kiara wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>walaruss wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>any place where we can meet while the servers are down, talk about the expansion and be informed about delays?</p></blockquote><p>Here...</p><p>Less of course you're offering to come buy us all lunch <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" />  We'll take that too!</p></blockquote><p>Very strong coffee is welcome too!  Some of us have to be extremely early <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p></blockquote><p>Starbucks is just down the road <img src="/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Kiara
11-16-2008, 03:34 AM
<p>Yes, parts of this expansion have been Bits'd.</p>

Aeralik
11-16-2008, 03:19 PM
<p><cite>Marillion wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>Aeralik wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>Kiara wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>walaruss wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>any place where we can meet while the servers are down, talk about the expansion and be informed about delays?</p></blockquote><p>Here...</p><p>Less of course you're offering to come buy us all lunch <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" />  We'll take that too!</p></blockquote><p>Very strong coffee is welcome too!  Some of us have to be extremely early <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p></blockquote><p>Starbucks is just down the road <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" /></p></blockquote><p>True but its not open at 3am <img src="/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Lantis
11-16-2008, 03:54 PM
<p><cite>Kiara wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Yes, parts of this expansion have been Bits'd.</p></blockquote><p>Thanks Kiara.</p><p>If memory serves right, you have to tell the EQ2 Launcher to "Download as I Play" for it to start downloading it in background.  Mine was disabled here - now that I enabled it it seems to have started trickling down a good bunch of files:</p><p><span style="font-family: courier new,courier;">C:Windowssystem32>bitsadmin /listBITSADMIN version 3.0 [ 7.0.6001 ]BITS administration utility.(C) Copyright 2000-2006 Microsoft Corp.{11B3028D-AC8C-4BA9-8D8D-800574CF41ED} 'SOE [EverQuest 2|Main Distribution-bitsonly|0]Username' TRANSFERRING <strong>0 / 104</strong> <strong>10574 / 793710481</strong>Listed 1 job(s).</span></p><p>So for shorter download times on Launch Day, it's probably a good idea for people to go into their Launcher, click on "Preferences", and make sure both options are set to "Download while I play".  Windows will then start downloading the expansion files in background whenever the bandwith is unused.  This will be quite a few hundred megs less to download on Launch Day <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p>

Ndi
11-16-2008, 05:46 PM
<p>Will TSO be on the station launcher unlike RoK last year?</p><p>I prefer using the station launcher since it seems to download MUCH faster</p>

Sigunn
11-16-2008, 07:48 PM
<p>There is not a single retail company here in Sweden that claims the release date to be nov. 18th. They ALL note the release date for the expansion as nov. 28!</p><p>WHAT?</p><p>Either you (SOE) sell the expansion in retail here, and then you should be decent enough to make sure you can give it to us at the same day as everyone else. Or just do as you obviously do to the Australians (see post above) and dont sell it at all. This sux tbh.</p><p>(Oh and the retail companies dont say that they cant ship it or anything, they just note the <em>release date</em> as 28th. Which is obviously a lie.)</p>

feldon30
11-16-2008, 09:36 PM
There are other bears in TSO besides the boxed version. Once I found that out, I quit worrying about the retail and just went directdownload.

Rhak
11-16-2008, 11:04 PM
<p><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">So, I'm buying the expansion tomorrow. Should I start patching as soon as I can (before I head off to work), or should I wait until I get the game, install it, and put the CD key into the system?</span></p><p>Scratch all of that. I didn't notice that the game goes live on Tuesday, not Monday.</p>

feldon30
11-17-2008, 10:39 AM
Got my downloads running right now. 793 MB of stuff here too. BitsAdmin was not installed on my PC so I had to go to Microsoft's website and download the tools pack that it comes with.

Thunderthyze
11-17-2008, 11:00 AM
<p><cite>Kiara wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Yes, parts of this expansion have been Bits'd.</p></blockquote><p>"Bits'd"?? Is that a real word??</p><p><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Anyhoo...I among many others have not seen any BIT files hanging around our pcs. What was the priority procedure concerning the torrent? Is it possible that those that haven't received anything yet and can expect very long DL times tomorrow had the BITS option turned off on their pcs? I know quite a few people have had to turn it off in the past when they were approaching their download limit for the month. Although I have unlimited download capacity I was wondering if my pc defaults not to accept BITS and therefore wonder how you would turn it back on again....ideas?</span></p><p>Forget it, seems to be working now <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" /></p>

missdoomcookie
11-17-2008, 02:28 PM
<p><cite>Aeralik wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>Kiara wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>walaruss wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>any place where we can meet while the servers are down, talk about the expansion and be informed about delays?</p></blockquote><p>Here...</p><p>Less of course you're offering to come buy us all lunch <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" />  We'll take that too!</p></blockquote><p>Very strong coffee is welcome too!  Some of us have to be extremely early <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p></blockquote><p>Yes. >_></p><p>/has her pillow and flannel blanket packed up and ready to go</p>

mihw
11-17-2008, 02:40 PM
<p>at what time will we be able to enter our product activation keys for the expansion, just tried and said its invalid</p>

Froed20
11-17-2008, 02:47 PM
<p>Ouch... I feel for you guys, starting the patch at midnight is gonna be brutal.  Looks like it's time to grind that caffine consumption skill again.</p>

Jimena
11-17-2008, 02:55 PM
<p>hmm i have bits running on both my pc's and have run the bitsadmin and both still say 0 jobs</p><p>any ideas</p>

feldon30
11-17-2008, 03:56 PM
Did you run EQ2 from the EQ2 LaunchPad with background updating enabled?

Lantis
11-17-2008, 06:28 PM
<p><cite>Jimena wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>hmm i have bits running on both my pc's and have run the bitsadmin and both still say 0 jobs</p><p>any ideas</p></blockquote><p>If you already had it set to Download While I Play then it might have already completed the download.</p>

feldon30
11-17-2008, 06:36 PM
Check your PAKS and Music folders for exp05 files or BITS files.

ROCKHEART
11-17-2008, 06:54 PM
<p><span style="font-size: 6pt; font-family: Verdana;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #ffffff;">Hello, everyone; i was just wondering does anyone know if the EU servers are going live with the TSO expansion on the 18th also?<img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></span></span></p>

Calthine
11-17-2008, 07:05 PM
<p><cite>ROCKHEART wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><span style="font-size: 6pt; font-family: Verdana;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #ffffff;">Hello, everyone; i was just wondering does anyone know if the EU servers are going live with the TSO expansion on the 18th also?<img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></span></span></p></blockquote><p>Signs say yes:  <a href="http://eq2players.station.sony.com/network_status.vm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://eq2players.station.sony.com/...twork_status.vm</a></p>

Kiara
11-17-2008, 07:10 PM
<p><cite>ROCKHEART wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><span style="font-size: 6pt; font-family: Verdana;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #ffffff;">Hello, everyone; i was just wondering does anyone know if the EU servers are going live with the TSO expansion on the 18th also?<img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></span></span></p></blockquote><p>Everyone is going down and coming back up at the same times <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>It'll wind up putting us live right on top of the EU prime time, if I understand the time zones correctly...</p>

Ama
11-17-2008, 07:16 PM
<p><cite>Kiara wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>ROCKHEART wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><span style="font-size: 6pt; font-family: Verdana;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #ffffff;">Hello, everyone; i was just wondering does anyone know if the EU servers are going live with the TSO expansion on the 18th also?<img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></span></span></p></blockquote><p>Everyone is going down and coming back up at the same times <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p><p>It'll wind up putting us live right on top of the EU prime time, if I understand the time zones correctly...</p></blockquote><p>I believe UK time is 5-6hrs ahead of est time if I remember correctly so if the servers are going back up around 12:00 pm pst 3:00 pm est that means they should be back up 8-9:00 pm UK time. </p>

Seablade
11-17-2008, 08:37 PM
<p>One thing to expect on launch day is the UNAVAILABILITY of the boxed set from Best Buy!!!!</p><p>Their website and their stores say it will not be available until the 19th!  This is outrageous!!!  Their own paper circular from Sunday said the 18th, but they say they WILL NOT SELL it until the 19th!  I've already confirmed that my local store they have them in but will not release them until Wednesday.</p><p>I will have to find it somewhere else I suppose.</p>

Dreyco
11-17-2008, 08:41 PM
<p>Gamestop is getting copies in, which is... absolutely amazing.  They had a ton of extras on the shelves TODAY.  I got my preorder copy.</p>

Kiara
11-17-2008, 08:42 PM
<p>Guys...  This is already being hashed out in several threads in the <a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/forums/show.m?forum_id=2597" target="_blank">Expansion Forum</a>.</p><p>Let's please keep this on the topic of what to expect on Launch Day from us, not from someone else.  Kk?</p>

AraBrightheart
11-17-2008, 09:04 PM
<p>I got my pre-order copy today (and the mini-bear figurine) but the activation code is not working yet.</p>

CorpseGoddess
11-17-2008, 09:08 PM
<p>I have a question about the new map system and EQII maps.  Will these continue to work in conjunction with one another, or does the new map system supercede the EQII maps mod?</p>

Calthine
11-17-2008, 09:11 PM
<p><cite>AraBrightheart wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>I got my pre-order copy today (and the mini-bear figurine) but the activation code is not working yet.</p></blockquote><p>'course not, since they were not supposed to sell 'em until tomorrow <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

dawy
11-17-2008, 11:29 PM
<p>Things go wrong..its life and on expansion day they do tend to go more wrong than any other day..my advice just chill and ride out the storm,oh and never take a day of school/work</p>

greenmantle
11-17-2008, 11:29 PM
<p><cite>missdoomcookie wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>Aeralik wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>Kiara wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>walaruss wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>any place where we can meet while the servers are down, talk about the expansion and be informed about delays?</p></blockquote><p>Here...</p><p>Less of course you're offering to come buy us all lunch <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" />  We'll take that too!</p></blockquote><p>Very strong coffee is welcome too!  Some of us have to be extremely early <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p></blockquote><p>Yes. >_></p><p>/has her pillow and flannel blanket packed up and ready to go</p></blockquote><p>Thank you in advance all those starting so early , good idea bringing the blanket, it helps to have some thing to cover your head with while rocking in the corner mumbling "make them go away", which may be the case 12 hours later  <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" /></p>

Autenil
11-18-2008, 01:52 AM
<p>Hey guys, as I mentioned in <a href="http://eq2dev.wordpress.com/2008/11/14/on-your-mark-get-set%E2%80%A6/" target="_blank">this blog post</a>, I'll be tweeting random bits of EQII:TSO goodness throughout the day to <a href="http://twitter.com/autenil" target="_blank">twitter.com/autenil</a> (all my TSO related posts are also tagged <a href="http://hashtags.org/tag/shadowodyssey" target="_blank">#shadowodyssey</a>).  It's a bit of a behind-the-scenes look at what devs are doing on launch day.</p><p>Just incase you're interested...</p>

walaruss
11-18-2008, 02:07 AM
<p>can you please create some boards for tso</p>

Pitt Hammerfi
11-18-2008, 08:05 AM
<p>I've been telling everyone i expect the servers to be up early and eveything going smoothly <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p><p>I thought RoK went pretty smooth, and after all you guys have had 4 years practice <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p>

Dacarlo
11-18-2008, 09:17 AM
Well as suspected HMV (UK) are out of stock and they're blaming their suppliers. No ETA. Not willing to call the supplier. Looks like they did not actually have anywhere close to what they'd need for their special pre-orders. Estimates on a standard order on their site is now two weeks. Its a [Removed for Content] shambles, and if it hadn't been for the disparity with content I'd have gone for the DD direct.

brownbearclan
11-18-2008, 09:47 AM
<p>With the digital downloads, if I remember right from EOF, once the actual purchase goes through (which mine just did) you don't need a key code to put in right? You're basically 'flagged' for the expansion?</p>

ReturnOfMadness
11-18-2008, 09:55 AM
<p>yes</p>

Thunderthyze
11-18-2008, 10:13 AM
<p><cite>Dacarlo wrote:</cite></p><blockquote>Well as suspected HMV (UK) are out of stock and they're blaming their suppliers. No ETA. Not willing to call the supplier. Looks like they did not actually have anywhere close to what they'd need for their special pre-orders. Estimates on a standard order on their site is now two weeks. Its a [Removed for Content] shambles, and if it hadn't been for the disparity with content I'd have gone for the DD direct.</blockquote><p>Mate, the content is exactly the same. The only difference is some fluff, mount etc. For the sake of avoiding this frustration (which happens every time by the way) I always go DD</p>

Darkphoenixx
11-18-2008, 10:15 AM
<p>Waiting for the green light from SOE so that i can put my Activation code in <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Martrae
11-18-2008, 11:21 AM
<p>Can we get the schedule posted here, too? Since EQ2players is down and I didn't memorize it. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/97ada74b88049a6d50a6ed40898a03d7.gif" border="0" /></p>

Spike4072
11-18-2008, 11:37 AM
<p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Can we get the schedule posted here, too? Since EQ2players is down and I didn't memorize it. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/97ada74b88049a6d50a6ed40898a03d7.gif" border="0" /></p></blockquote><p>Here you go <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p><p>EverQuest II's fifth expansion, The Shadow Odyssey, launches on Tuesday, November 18, 2008. Here's a quick rundown on what to expect on launch day.</p><p>11:59 PM PST on Monday, November 17, 2008: The pre-order process will be turned off. You have until this time to place a pre-order in the station store for the digital download and still qualify for the in-game items.</p><p>12:01 AM PST on Tuesday, November 18, 2008: The magic starts happening. The servers for all regions will come down and the new data will be pushed out to the live servers.</p><p>6:00 AM PST: The Community Relations team gets into the office and checks in with the dev team and starts posting updates on the forums!</p><p>12:00 PM (noon) PST - This is the estimated magic hour when we anticipate having the servers up and running for all of you to experience The Shadow Odyssey!</p><p>From there on out it's all about enjoying the expansion!Should you experience any difficulties with your pre-order or retail goodies Customer Service will be ready to assist you! You can contact CS one of three ways:</p><p>1. Live Chat - <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.station.com/kb" target="_blank">http://www.station.com/kb</a> (Live Help tab). If you cannot find the answer through the knowledge base, click on the "Live Help" tab to chat live with a Support Representative. The Live Chat is open Monday to Friday, from 10:00am - 7:00pm PST.</p><p>2. Email Support - <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.station.com/kb" target="_blank">http://www.station.com/kb</a> (Email Support tab). If you cannot find the answer through the knowledge base, click on the "Email Support" tab to email a Support Representative.</p><p>3. Phone support - Available Monday through Friday from 10:00am - 7:00pm PST, except holidays, at 1-858-537-0898. If you have forgotten your password required to use our email or chat support, and cannot complete the "Forgotten your password" form, please feel free to contact us via our phone support, and we will assist you from there.</p>

Raveen
11-18-2008, 11:53 AM
<p>Just a little side note here fokes if you use EQ2MAPS update it before you log in I had to download a whole new setup.</p>

Solaran_X
11-18-2008, 11:54 AM
<p>Now...the REAL question is this:</p><p>How many times will Antonia Bayle crash between 11/18/08 and 11/23/08?</p>

Dreadzwench
11-18-2008, 12:04 PM
<p>What I expect on launch day:</p><p>Hubby to download for me while I'm at work.</p><p>Get home from work and working out and playj for a bit</p><p>Get annoyed with someone who's like your a n00b because you havent' maxed everything out already.</p><p> Hubby to fix my sig.</p><p>What I expect the days after</p><p>People crying because they've been nerfed.</p><p>Servers to crash.</p><p>A blizzard because SKs are actually wanted.</p>

Bathtubtina
11-18-2008, 12:27 PM
<p>Okay guys..this is the first year I did the retail box, but with all other disc installs I have done with other games, at the end of the install I get the option to put my code in.  I know we cant put our codes in yet, but where do we put the codes in?  I installed and did the patch already this morning. </p><p>Did I miss something?</p>

Anoi
11-18-2008, 12:31 PM
Well, looks like SOE is getting off to a "great" start. It's 6:30PST and NO UPDATE STATUS as states. Anoija

surepaw
11-18-2008, 12:47 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Okay guys..this is the first year I did the retail box, but with all other disc installs I have done with other games, at the end of the install I get the option to put my code in.  I know we cant put our codes in yet, but where do we put the codes in?  I installed and did the patch already this morning. </p><p>Did I miss something?</p></blockquote><p>To put your code in, when you get to the "PLAY" window, instead of hitting "PLAY" press "My Account".</p><p>Put in your username and pass</p><p>Click "Enter Activation Code"</p><p>Select game, in this case Everquest 2</p><p>Enter Activation code (do not use the dashes)</p><p>press "Continue"</p><p>Done</p>

Kiara
11-18-2008, 12:48 PM
<p>Just FYI guys...  I'm posting updates in the <a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?topic_id=436142" target="_blank">stickied thread</a> on this forum.</p><p>If you are looking for info in this thread... you're out of luck <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Dacarlo
11-18-2008, 03:45 PM
<p>Everyone's got their own expectations and decided what they wanted. The mount might not be as good as a 32Plat mount but from what I've read its not bad. That and I rather fancied the minature too.</p><p>The house item didn't interest me so the choice was fairly easy personally. All that aside I agree the DD would be the most convenient and perhaps that's why its made especially difficult to find in the shops. I visit these stores today.</p><p>HMV</p><p>Virgin (Zavvi)</p><p>Gamestation</p><p>Game</p><p>WH Smith.</p><p>This is in a major city in the UK. None of them had it on the shelves. 3 of them didn't even have it listed on their system and only one was able to get it as a 'special order' in upto 28 days.</p><p>Again I say shambles. Not blaming SEO, who of course can't predict what their 3rd parties will farm out to Joe Public. However everywhere I went the face of WOW and its end caps, points of sale and retail boxes lined the shelves. I do wonder at how much effort was put into the physical release... And for an inferior imho game it's surprising to me*.</p><p>*Edit WoW being the inferior game I mean <img src="/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Dacarlo
11-18-2008, 03:48 PM
<p><cite>Kiara wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Guys... This is already being hashed out in several threads in the <a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/forums/show.m?forum_id=2597" target="_blank">Expansion Forum</a>.</p><p>Let's please keep this on the topic of what to expect on Launch Day from us, not from someone else. Kk?</p></blockquote><p>Sorry hadn't read this till now, although technically better merchandising <em>is </em>something I expect from SOE.</p>

Seablade
11-18-2008, 04:19 PM
<p>I must apologize for my comments last night as well since I didn't post in the correct forum. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>