With time running out to finish a series of seasonal quests, some EverQuest II players were fretting that they wouldn’t be able to finish everything before the merchant Yun Zi poofed back into the aether for another year. The good news is that this is no longer a concern, as Daybreak decided to make the merchant and his nine-part quest series permanent content.
“There are many reasons for this decision, mostly due to the tithe catch up and balance issues that we wanted to fix before the Planes of Prophecy release,” the team posted. “We decided that leaving the questing content available would help alts, new, and returning players down the line, and that there is no real downside to leaving it active. We also saw a lot of players panicking because they were missing quests due to being out on summer vacations, facing natural disasters, etc, and wanted to ensure no one felt stressed that they were missing out.”
Considering that this NPC’s quests eventually pay out with a new house, a decoration pack, and gear, you can see why this might be a concern for players. The panda merchant can be found on Spire Island, where he’s now residing year-round.