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Old 02-22-2011, 01:02 AM   #1
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We're just hours away from Destiny of Velious, and we've got a little bit of news to share for Launch Day!

First, all EQII and EQ2X servers will be coming offline at 3:00 am PST on Tuesday, February 22nd, and we anticipate having them back online around 9:00 am PST, for an estimated six-hour downtime. This includes both international and US servers.

Second, if you had issues pre-ordering the expansion on Monday, February 21st, please try again! All of SOE's authentication servers were offline briefly today and should now be restored to normal. Pre-orders can be made until 11:59 pm PST on February 21st.

And finally, don't miss the Launch Day Countdown webcast, beginning at 7:00 am PST on Tuesday morning! We'll be interviewing members of the EQII team, giving live status updates, and we'll even have some trivia questions and opportunities to win some EQII shwag! We'll be on the air until 9:00 am PST, so tune in on Facebook or on Stickam to watch the webcast.

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Old 02-22-2011, 02:47 AM   #2
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During the long downtime, you're all invited to join us in ZAM's IRC in the #EQ2 channel!  If you have an IRC client installed try this link; if you don't you can try EQ2 Wire's Java IRC portal.  General instructions for ZAM IRC are here.

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Old 02-22-2011, 07:32 AM   #3
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Omg its only 430 am cst here. I just woke up from a launch day dream grrr. Now I can't sleep! Hope it goes as smooth this morning as it did in my dream. Now where did I put my Death Fyst Citadel music box......
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There are a few of us already in the chat.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:50 AM   #5
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:14 AM   #6
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I pre-ordered back in January, for both accounts.. The SE.. and I still dont have a code. The page is telling me it did infact bill though. Do I get a code with the digital Download? or does it just automatically apply to my account?

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Old 02-22-2011, 09:20 AM   #7
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[email protected] wrote:

I pre-ordered back in January, for both accounts.. The SE.. and I still dont have a code. The page is telling me it did infact bill though. Do I get a code with the digital Download? or does it just automatically apply to my account?

If bought from the SOE store, it should be automatically applied to your account(s).

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Old 02-22-2011, 09:21 AM   #8
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[email protected] wrote:

I pre-ordered back in January, for both accounts.. The SE.. and I still dont have a code. The page is telling me it did infact bill though. Do I get a code with the digital Download? or does it just automatically apply to my account?

I would like to know this as well. This is my first digital download as well, I usually purchased the CE hardbox - so a little confussed on how the DD works.

Thanks SMILEY

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Old 02-22-2011, 09:29 AM   #9
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Check you account status.  Where it shows all the expansions you own.  It should say right there, Destiny of Velious, if you preordered.  That's what mine says, and I am downloading it now.

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I pre-ordered back in January, for both accounts.. The SE.. and I still dont have a code. The page is telling me it did infact bill though. Do I get a code with the digital Download? or does it just automatically apply to my account?

I would like to know this as well. This is my first digital download as well, I usually purchased the CE hardbox - so a little confussed on how the DD works.

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Pull up Subscription Details

You should be able to see everything your account is flagged for...

Should see the below in you list

  • Entitlement: Destiny of Velious
  • EverQuest II Collector's Edition Preorder Tracking
  • ----If you are using the streaming client =-) you get in game right away (it downloads as you play)

    ---- If you are using the old patcher...I suspect it will start downloading the game ..once you sign in.

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    Old 02-22-2011, 09:30 AM   #11
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    If you did the DD from Sony you dont get a code your accoutn gets flagged for DoV.  you can verify this buy logging in a www.soe.com and going to your account details for EQ2

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    Old 02-22-2011, 09:31 AM   #12
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    Thank you! Yeah, Im downloading now.. old patcher.. lol... Almost done, we'll see what happens

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    Old 02-22-2011, 09:51 AM   #13
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    Got to logon screen and server is locked (not down).. does that mean they will be online sooner than expected ??
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    Old 02-22-2011, 10:09 AM   #14
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    Thank you all so much for the responces. I also am using the old patcher - signed in, and it started downloading.

    Thanks again SMILEY

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    Old 02-22-2011, 10:22 AM   #15
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    [email protected] wrote:

    Thank you all so much for the responces. I also am using the old patcher - signed in, and it started downloading.

    Thanks again

    So the expansion was only 800MB? Huh, seems small, but whatever. Thanks guys!

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    Old 02-22-2011, 10:46 AM   #16
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    Does this mean that someone (like me) who has the TSO expansion but did not purchase SF will be able to access SF content effective today after DoV launches?

    -The Broke Conjuror

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    Old 02-22-2011, 11:05 AM   #17
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    Old 02-22-2011, 11:07 AM   #18
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    I am looking at all the info for the download now and I looked at my subscription details and see destiny of velious listed.  So does it download when I start up my game or do I have to do something special to get it started?

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    Old 02-22-2011, 11:17 AM   #19
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    kAzuNGu wrote:

    Does this mean that someone (like me) who has the TSO expansion but did not purchase SF will be able to access SF content effective today after DoV launches?

    -The Broke Conjuror

    If you bought Velious.

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    EE2JV9AHX6KPWCATA48b wrote:

    I am looking at all the info for the download now and I looked at my subscription details and see destiny of velious listed.  So does it download when I start up my game or do I have to do something special to get it started?

    i would like to knoe the answer to this to hehe SMILEY

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    Old 02-22-2011, 11:51 AM   #21
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    You will download Velious when you launch the updater.

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    Old 02-22-2011, 11:59 AM   #22
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    Out of interest, how long is it taking people's launchers to download the new velious?

    Once EQ2 is back up today, will there be another long patcher load?

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    Old 02-22-2011, 12:07 PM   #23
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    Calthine wrote:

    During the long downtime, you're all invited to join us in ZAM's IRC in the #EQ2 channel!  If you have an IRC client installed try this link; if you don't you can try EQ2 Wire's Java IRC portal.  General instructions for ZAM IRC are here.

    Any ideas why this doesn't work for me?

    I tried using the Java portal at home on a Vista 64 machine & my office Win 7 machine and both got this error (I do have Java installed & up to date). Both tries were on Firefox.

    FB seems to have removed the ability to get a public link for just one photo? So I apologize, you'll have to look at the bottom pic in this gallery, this is the error I get (the text runs off and is not copyable).

    http://tinyurl.com/4h235gl

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    Old 02-22-2011, 12:22 PM   #24
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    Yeah, I get the same error, but have no idea how to get around it....anyone out there know what to do?

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    Old 02-22-2011, 12:43 PM   #25
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    My problem is...I CAN'T FIND ANYWHERE TO BUY THE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD.

    All I find, when clicking on any link about purchasing, is the SF Pack. Any help would be great.

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    Pnaxx wrote:

    My problem is...I CAN'T FIND ANYWHERE TO BUY THE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD.

    All I find, when clicking on any link about purchasing, is the SF Pack. Any help would be great.

    http://everquest2.com/get_the_game/dov

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    Old 02-22-2011, 12:52 PM   #27
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    I wonder if anyone managed to download the update in Europe. It keeps cancelling for me. (XP not Vista, i shouldnt need any UAC and whatnot stuff). Actually there's an EverQuest2Patch.log which has a few lines how it can not find commonlands.vpk and then that the commonlands.vpk_delta_5.gz is a partial patch. Though truth be told the browser simply gives me a 404 for that gzipped patch.

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    I wonder if anyone managed to download the update in Europe. It keeps cancelling for me. (XP not Vista, i shouldnt need any UAC and whatnot stuff). Actually there's an EverQuest2Patch.log which has a few lines how it can not find commonlands.vpk and then that the commonlands.vpk_delta_5.gz is a partial patch. Though truth be told the browser simply gives me a 404 for that gzipped patch.

    swap to US download and then swap back

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    i'd like to avoid that. if anything goes south i'll need to do a full reinstall, i'd like to pass on that. but ty for idea.

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    Old 02-22-2011, 01:14 PM   #30
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    clairebear wrote:

    Out of interest, how long is it taking people's launchers to download the new velious?

    Once EQ2 is back up today, will there be another long patcher load?

    Cheers

    Took me abt 30 minutes. Not sure if there is more stuff to come but it seems to have completely finished it.

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