EverQuest II’s prison server is a ‘one-way trip for an entire account forever’

Are you an EverQuest II troublemaker? You could find yourself exiled to a server called Drunder if you’re a habitual rule-breaker. In a new forum post, Daybreak refers to Drunder as “a prison server,” and one from which there is no escape other than quitting the game!

Daybreak’s customer service people have been requesting something like Drunder for years in order to “manage disruptive players,” and CS will decide who ultimately winds up behind virtual bars. Drunder players will get no customer support, and Daybreak emphasizes that “this is a one-way trip for an entire account forever.”

If you want to see Drunder for yourself, Daybreak says that instead of attempting to disrupt live server gameplay you can simply /petition and ask to be exiled.

Source: Forums; thanks Kinya and Matthew!
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syberghost
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syberghost

FlyinDutchman so what’s the terrible part? They’re paying you to let them stand in the corner and keep their terribleness away from the nice people. They get to play how they want, nobody gets hurt anymore, and you still get paid.

FlyinDutchman
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FlyinDutchman

That seems….. Like a terrible Idea. 

If they are so bad you have to put them on a prison server, Just ban them. 

Giving them a server with no customer support is basically just saying. 

“Your a terrible person, but we REALLY want you to keep paying us money so just go stand over there by your-self…. But please don’t leave.”

Denice J Cook
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Denice J Cook

It’s a humorous idea, but in reality, offenders aren’t going to pay $15 a month (Drunder is pay to play) to play EQ2, separated from all the players they like scamming.  Instead, they will just roll new free Bronze accounts and level up again on the live servers.  You can easily reach 100 in a week these days on live anyway.

MyNameIsIllegal
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MyNameIsIllegal

JulyaD The article specifically mentioned it was a one way trip, for your entire account, forever…

So to fix your analogy:

WandaClamshuckr
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WandaClamshuckr

There isn’t a cure for “Troll”. Instituting a time-based grace period, with a get out of jail free card at the end, just sets up an easily obtained goal. A goal, that when gained, will allow them to join the general population again to start their disruptions anew.

JulyaD
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JulyaD

I think maybe I’m not explaining myself properly as you’re completely missing the point.
My comment wasn’t to illicit ‘how can I get round the forever ban’, there are enough discussions about all that elsewhere if you wish to advise on what options you have once you’re there.
The point was to draw attention to the point that Joe Bloggs reading this article thinks that he can petition to have a look at the prison server without being aware that he can’t then transfer back. It’s irresponsible journalism to tell someone they can do something *and how to do it* without also warning of a *major * consequence of doing so..
Here’s a bottle of poison, to drink, squeeze the cap and turn in the direction indicated then consume. (Oh did I neglect to include that it will kill you..?)

syberghost
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syberghost

MyNameIsIllegal Neo_Wolf syberghost combine with hardware fingerprinting and you can make something really nasty. But that requires careful implementation. Daybreak has something, I don’t know its details.

MyNameIsIllegal
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MyNameIsIllegal

Sorenthaz Or, you know, just don’t be a dick the first time and then you won’t have to worry about it…

MyNameIsIllegal
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MyNameIsIllegal

plynky12 Kwasimoto Ah, but are we more a product of our parents? Or our environment?

MyNameIsIllegal
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MyNameIsIllegal

PizzaDoh Nucleon Studies have shown that trolls actually do have a hive mind. I have no studies to back up this claim :P

MyNameIsIllegal
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MyNameIsIllegal

dradiinmmo JulyaD I don’t see how this is a problem? Even if they do have a second account, they will still have to behave on it, or else it too will be exiled. The end goal is to keep things civil on the normal servers, not to ban people.

MyNameIsIllegal
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MyNameIsIllegal

Neo_Wolf syberghost Most people are capable of an IP swap. A MAC ban however, while not impossible to overcome, is outside typical user knowledge.

syberghost
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syberghost

Wiexlon often also referred to as “down under”. Throw in an “r” because “dunder” is a real word.

syberghost
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syberghost

Darkdrakke Neo_Wolf another stat I don’t have the source for in front of me, but in general the awful people spend above average amounts in cash shops and/or subs.

Wiexlon
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Wiexlon

Drunder = Australia?

Darkdrakke
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Darkdrakke

Neo_Wolf syberghost and there are tons of VPN free software blocking an ip wouldn’t last very long …(

Darkdrakke
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Darkdrakke

krieglich AilsaN10 Its like pokemon..instead of saying version of Pika! Pika! its F$$K U all the time.

Darkdrakke
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Darkdrakke

Neo_Wolf I’m guessing losing all their stuff would keep them from just creating a new account on another server, they can still make money off these people is my guess.

Darkdrakke
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Darkdrakke

Belcross they have there own system for all  of that its not a ! shot and your out kind of deal these are frequent offenders.

Darkdrakke
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Darkdrakke

McSleaz No actually its smart these are the people who drive others away..so it makes sense..they still get to play..but only get to troll other trolls..( these are the people who would usually get perma-banned)

Darkdrakke
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Darkdrakke

WOW……

mysecretid
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mysecretid

BryanCo 
I imagine the server might spontaneously develop all the circles of Dante Aligheri’s hell, given enough time. ;-)

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

McSleaz Dota 2 does this as well, no?

BryanCo
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BryanCo

Will the miscreants group up according to just what sort of asshattery they engage in?  Will we see wars between the homophobes and the pure psychos?  Will they form towns by type ala the insane in Philip K. Dick’s Clans of the Alphane Moon?

mysecretid
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mysecretid

bossrprouse AilsaN10 
I wouldn’t worry. EVE Online has been harboring a minor subset of world-class sociopath players for years now, (sort of like a “Weapon X” program for utter assholes) and they haven’t tended to migrate out into other games en masse.

mysecretid
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mysecretid

Azzura 
These types =/= Malcolm “Tightpants” Reynolds. These types = the digital equivalent of Reavers.

McSleaz
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McSleaz

AKA How to Alienate Customer’s and Lose Revenue

Azzura
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Azzura

Satanixx Azzura Rrrrrrraawwww

Satanixx
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Satanixx

Azzura I got plenty of room for naughty women.

Azzura
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Azzura

Come a day there won’t be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all.

syberghost
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syberghost

Neo_Wolf syberghost takes seconds to force a DHCP refresh. Now you’ve got a new IP, and your neighbor is banned.

Neo_Wolf
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Neo_Wolf

syberghost Neo_Wolf Block their IP, won’t matter how many accounts they make then lol  Problem solved.

syberghost
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syberghost

Neo_Wolf because a certain percentage of them will keep playing there, instead of making new accounts and returning to plague your human customers.

salidar
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salidar

lazylex I have never had a problem with SOE or Daybreak customer support.

salidar
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salidar

Neiloch WildarX It would be pretty easy to exclude the server from being counted for world-firsts. I read it as, your entire account is shifted to Drunder, so you cannot even see or interact with other servers, similar to Beta. Beta has never counted for World firsts, so I think it would be a non-issue to setup Drunder that way as well.

Corruptlight2
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Corruptlight2

krieglich AilsaN10 Reminds me of this:

krieglich
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krieglich

AilsaN10 Hehe, that chat must be hilarious.
Troll A: Fuck you!
Troll B: No, fuck YOU!

Neo_Wolf
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Neo_Wolf

AilsaN10 The General Chat comment was not the point of what I was saying it was just an “aside” comment.  The point was as stated if these people are so much trouble and simply cannot or will not behave like normal people, then why should a special server be put on for them, why not just perma ban them and not have to deal with them at all.

Belcross
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Belcross

It is a good idea on paper and sounds cool, but they should have a judgement system in place and hearings. After good behavior for X amount of time, the player is reviewed.

RingofVoid
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RingofVoid

I read it as them changing any “/petition” to an automated “send to prison server”. No staffing required ;)

DahkohtLewin
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DahkohtLewin

And I think being sent to federal prison vs a gaming account are sufficiently different punishments also.
You can be a garbage human being overall and while I’d prefer a quick firing squad for pedophiles and murderers , rapists and so on over prison , or you can be a garbage PC player troll who gets banished or banned.
No where did I say they were the same , as I did not say they deserved the same punishment. Nice try though.

Elven_Seraph
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Elven_Seraph

I love it!  I wish EQ 1 had this 16 years ago :D

Dragonchirps
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Dragonchirps

bossrprouse AilsaN10 This is a good point! I think a better way to separate out those who just can not play well with others is to make it so they can’t. It’d be amazing to completely silence all communication from them, and make them invisible to other players, like a ghost that can still play all they want but not interfere with the world.

bossrprouse
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bossrprouse

AilsaN10 I’m not so sure. Imagine the hateful and ignorant echo chamber that’ll go on, and the playground they’ll enjoy in there. These people could all have multiple accounts that aren’t all banned to Drunder. Give them a place to flourish and there’s no telling what could come back and bite the regular populace in the butt.

Pedge Jameson
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Pedge Jameson

AilsaN10 It would be like “Escape From NY” lol. :D

AilsaN10
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AilsaN10

Who cares how foul the general chat is in Drunder? Only the trolls, cheaters, and troublemakers will be subjected to it.

AilsaN10
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AilsaN10

What would be funnier is to let them continue playing on whatever server they were on originally but perm-flag them to be PvP-enabled and have NPCs attack them on sight.

Rustybladez
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Rustybladez

Drunder Dee and the Dirty Deeds… big hair band lyric…

Neo_Wolf
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Neo_Wolf

I think the bigger question for me is, if these people are so disruptive they have to be permanently and forever removed from general population then WHY on earth would you want them to keep playing as that prison server would be a horrendous place..just imagine the general chat there.

ugh.. ban them, get rid, everyone will be happier for it.

AilsaN10
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AilsaN10

That might defeat the purpose. They don’t want it to be desirable.

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