By: Margaret “Luperza” Krohn Are you coming to SOE live? Want to make sure you don’t miss any news and announcements about EverQuest II? Then you should definitely keep this handy guide by your side. Friday, August 15: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Guide Program: Quests and Cookies and Milk, Oh My! Learn about the Guide Program. We have cookies. (No really, we have cookies. Come to our panel and have a snack!) Find out what it’s like to run quests and experience gaming in a whole new way. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Player Panel: EQ2U and Dragon’s Armory: Leveraging EQ2 Data Feeds EQ2U and Dragon’s Armory let you visualize your EQ2 characters, look up adornments, load & save AAs, browse item upgrades, view checklists for achievements, quests and spells, then see how all these benefit your class without going over stat caps. We show hidden gems to enhance your life in Norrath! 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: EverQuest II Keynote: Inside the 11th Expansion Get details on the expansion coming later this year from story arcs, new abilities, spells, creatures, items and more! This event is part of our livestream schedule. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Inside EQ2 Q&A A good round of AMAA! Bring your questions to the EQ2 Devs! 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: EverQuest II Tournament Pillage and Plunder is a progression-based game instance where teams of six players will have minutes to prepare their characters and thirty minutes to complete the instance as fast as possible! Are you ready for the challenge? Portions of this event are part of our livestream schedule. Other important tournament details: You’ll be provided with an account that you’ll be creating a Heroic Character on. You’ll have a total of 10 minutes to prepare your character and group (creation, naming and speccing). Your character will be teleported to the Community Lounge with the quest where you’ll form up your group and name your team. The tank will use a bauble to create a guild (Team Name). You’ll zone into the tournament from the portal in the Community Lounge and then the race is on! You’ll fight through Dreadcutter tuned for level 85 heroic characters. Saturday, August 16: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Player Studio: SOE Live 2014 Player Studio announcements, Before and Afters, Common Mistakes, Marketplace Opportunities, and Q&A. This event is part of our livestream schedule. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: The Art of EverQuest II See the most recent work from EQ2 artists and see inside how the world and characters get built! (Possibly or possibly not in 3D...) 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM: EverQuest II Live Quest Do you have what it takes to figure out who murdered the slain scholar? The six fastest players to solve this murder mystery game inspired by the in-game quest line called, “The Mystery of the Slain Scholar” will win prizes. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: EverQuest II: Systems Want to learn more detail about upcoming systems, items, and abilities for EQ2? Come to the systems panel! 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Year of EverQuest Development Team Autographs Bring your favorite EverQuest Franchise swag and get signatures from some of your favorite SOE Development Team members! 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Player Panel: Hardcore Decorating: Tips and Tricks in EQII Learn the various tips and tricks of decorating in EverQuest II that can make even a beginner’s work look professional - without touching the layout editor! 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Player Panel: EQII Game Macros, ACT Triggers, and YOU! A look at the more advanced uses for EQ2 macros and ACT triggers for the end-game player: cut down on repetitive tasks and simplify others with two of the most powerful tools available: macros and ACT! Sunday, August 17: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Inside EQ2 Q&A A good round of AMAA! Bring your questions to the EQ2 Devs! For those of you who would like to create your own schedule via your iPhone, iPads, Android devices, Windows phones and Blackberry phones, don’t forget that you can download the iOS app created by Greg “Rothgar” Spence with a bit of help from Josh “Autenil” Kreighauser this year, and or use the web app (no download install needed) created by Dethdlr, Lead Programmer for EQ2U! More details on all of these apps over at EQ2Wire. Also, if you haven’t signed up to come to SOE Live yet, it’s not too late! Head over to the SOE Live site to do that now, then check the full event lineup for a complete list of all the weekend’s activities. We’ll see you in Vegas Norrathians!