A maintenance notice has been posted.

Hello all, we wanted to let you know that Live Gamer will no longer be offered in EverQuest II, Vanguard or Free Realms. We thought you might have a few questions for us on that topic!

  1. What's happening to Live Gamer? After careful consideration and review, Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) and Live Gamer (LG) have mutually made the decision to discontinue auction services currently available in EverQuest II (EQII), Free Realms and Vanguard. Beginning on December 14, 2011, SOE will suspend exchange services for all three games. For EQII, SOE will merge the LG exchange-based servers with its existing game servers, specifically Vox will merge with Nagafen and The Bazaar with Freeport. LG continues to be a valuable partner to SOE for a variety of e-commerce services. SOE and LG will be updating the FAQs from time-to-time to help answer questions you have regarding the discontinuance of the auction services.

    Below is a timeline of the changes to Live Gamer:

    - November 21, 2011: Last day to transfer items from game to your LG holding area
    - November 22, 2011: Players will no longer be able to post items, characters, or coin to Live Gamer Exchange in EverQuest II, Vanguard, or Free Realms
    - December 13, 2011: This is the final day for players to return or claim any items, characters, or coin to their accounts
    - December 14, 2011: Live Gamer Exchange is suspended in EverQuest II, Vanguard, and Free Realms
  2. How will this affect me?
    Most players will not notice any change at all - just log in and play as usual. In Vanguard and Free Realms, only players with item sales active on the Live Gamer Exchange will be affected. For EQII, read on!
  3. I heard there are server merges coming for EQII Live Gamer Exchange servers!We will merge servers for EQII Live Gamer Exchange players only: The Bazaar (LG-PVE) server will merge with Freeport (PVE), and Vox (LG-PVP) will merge with Nagafen (PVP). We anticipate the merges will occur on or about December 15th, 2011. We will keep you updated on dates and details via the EQII forums!
  4. How will this work?
    You will not be able to post any new sales to Live Gamer Exchange after November 21st.
    Make sure you take all your items off the exchange listings before December 13th, 2011, because the service will be shut down on December 14th, 2011. All links and pages for Live Gamer Exchange will be removed at that time and you will no longer be able to access your Exchange listings or items.
  5. Oh no, I missed the deadline! Is all my stuff gone?
    All items, characters or coins must be transferred to game from your Live Gamer holding area on or before December 13th, 2011. If you miss this date or have issues pertaining to item transfer to game, please contact SOE Customer Service for assistance, via phone, live chat or support tickets and we will endeavor to manually transfer any remaining items back to your account.

[ Original Announcement on SOE Forum ]