Ballads of Zimara will be launching soon!

Discussion in 'News and Announcements' started by Angeliana, Nov 15, 2023.

  1. Angeliana Senior Community Manager

    The ‘Save the Date’ is finally set!

    It’s almost time for Ballads of Zimara to go live! We are only 2 weeks away from launching, so don’t miss a beat as we pick up the tempo leading to opening day!
    The next expansion for EverQuest II, Ballads of Zimara, is set to launch on November 29, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. PST. To pre-order your copy today, click here. All Access members enjoy loads of benefits such as 10% off when purchasing an expansion so if you’d like to take advantage of this and the benefits, click here.
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  2. Dyss Member

    Thanks for the date heads-up :) I'm looking forward to the BoZ launch
  3. GrunEQ Well-Known Member

    Is that midnight or noon? I get confused.
  4. UrsusArctos New Member

    PM is noon
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  5. Twyla Well-Known Member

    Oh, wonderful timing! No holiday interruption not even Moonlight. Just like old times. Can't wait for launch.
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  6. Yenk Active Member

    Hm... Launch on November 29, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. PST...
    What does that mean? We can zone in at this time or the servers go down at this time for 8 hours, as usual?
  7. AvenElonis Well-Known Member

    Generally, 3 hrs so 6 pm EST.
  8. Yenk Active Member

    Hm... new add on generally 8 hours, I remember... :oops:
  9. AvenElonis Well-Known Member

    Last couple of years have been 3 hrs if I remember right.
  10. Taled Well-Known Member

    Launch time is generally when they expect the servers will be up.

    Most likely the servers will go down early, and they will hold them with smoketests/etc and open at the announced time unless something is wrong.
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  11. Litlbigman Member

    At 12 pm? Is it usual for EQ expansions to be released in the middle of the day?
  12. Taled Well-Known Member

    Only since 2004 or so.
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  13. OldLitlleTurtule New Member

    Works for me, 08PM locally!! ;) :)
  14. Quicksand_Cute New Member

    for german players its 9 o'clock in the evening 21 CET
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  15. Laaw Well-Known Member

    when do servers go down?
  16. Taled Well-Known Member

    There should be a post later today after they have their office-wide meeting with downtime info; Maybe also patch notes though those have been posted during the downtime lately, IIRC.

    Most likely it will be between 5 and 7 AM pacific, though. Last year it was 7 AM PST. Depends whether they think they need an abundance of time or not.
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  17. ZUES Well-Known Member

    Incoming "Due to unforeseen circumstance we're extending the downtime for two hours". You heard it here first folks. I hope I'm wrong lol. :D
  18. Kurei Hitaka Well-Known Member

    Let's hope for a good launch.

    Course, MMOs are just prone to unfortunate expansion launches in general but we can always hope. lol.
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  19. Schmetterling Well-Known Member

    yea lets hope it will not take as long as last year.
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  20. Evilary Well-Known Member

    I am almost wanting to hope that they release the servers early. I patched and logged in to make sure my grumpy PC was ready and the servers are up, just locked. Unless they find major issues, they might be able to unlock before 12 PM PST.