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EverQuest II

1 year ago

EverQuest & H1Z1 company Daybreak suffer more layoffs

Daybreak Game Company, the H1Z1 and PlanetSide 2 mob formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment, have laid off an unconfirmed number of staff. It's the second wave of layoffs at Daybreak this year, and a real tough time to be laid off. It's the usual "optimising our structure" sort of reason. Daybreak say they'll continue to run their current and are working on new games…

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4 years ago

Steamfont Prison Experiment: EverQuest II Prison Server

One novelty punishment for cheats and blaggards nowadays is to imprison them with their ilk, from Dota 2 matchmaking folks who leave games with their fellow quitters to Max Payne 3 pitting cheaters against fellow cads. Now EverQuest II is joining in on the fun with with an "experiment" in launching an entire prison server to permanently lock away ne'er-do-wells - and people who are…

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6 years ago

Privilege Issues: Start Everquest II At Level 85

SOE send word that the latest update to ageing fantasy massive 'em up Everquest II will give players a shoe-in at higher levels. They explain: "for a limited time new, returning and current players can create one permanent Heroic Character for free." This option will be available from now until the 15th. Beyond that, a new Heroic Characters Programme will allow you to try a…

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7 years ago

Foreverquest: EverQuest Will Never Stop Expanding

I remember when I first played Everquest. I was younger then -┬ánaive, optimistic, and completely unable to grasp the concept that a PVP server meant idly tapping the attack button around other people could cause an international incident. Still though, it was my first MMO, and what a magical experience it was. I'll never forget my first death by Sand Giant or related, nearly naked…

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SOE Reveals Steam-Workshop-Ish ‘Player Studio’

MMOs are pretty much about two things: breaking and taking. Kill ten things, take six things, etc, etc, etc. Monsters, boar gizzards, fish, barrels - nothing is safe. But all that destruction can get a bit exhausting at times. I mean, who hasn't met an Orc, ogre, or space marine who just wanted to┬ápaint? So now SOE's letting players balance out their wanton destruction with…

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Express Yourself: Everquest II Adds SOEmote Tech

The continued support and updating for EverQuest II never fails to surprise me. The MMO is now eight years old, but still played and receiving regular updates and content, and now some tech that I've not seen used elsewhere. They're awkwardly calling it SOEmote, a thing where a webcam pointed at your face will translate your expressions onto your in-game character. You can see it…

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