Emily ‘Domino’ Taylor departs Daybreak and the EverQuest franchise

Emily “Domino” Taylor, long-time EverQuest franchise crafting wizard at SOE and now Daybreak, announced that she’s leaving the studio at the end of the month — just a week after Landmark sunsets, in fact.

“I love SOE/Daybreak & am super sad to leave, but it feels like time to return home to Canada, and remember what shoveling snow is like!” she tweeted. “More news on new job once I start. Fear not, I shall still tweet food and cat photos, and shall lurk around the world of Norrath.”

But don’t worry about Daybreak. “Daybreak has way more staff now than when name changed,” she says. “They just don’t tweet about unannounced stuff so you don’t see em!”

Before I saw the Canada tweet, I wondered whether someone is putting together my dream team: Taylor was one of five devs I listed on my 2014 MMO dream team, along with now-former ArenaNet art god Daniel Dociu, whose departure from ANet was also coincidentally announced this morning. You just need Raph and Kristen Koster and the City of Heroes particle effects guy and we’re good.

Source: Twitter. Thanks, Katriana_Games!
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Bryan Correll

Taylor was one of five devs I listed on my 2014 MMO dream team, along with now-former ArenaNet art god Daniel Dociu,

Hmmmm…..and neither has announced their plans yet.
It’s official: Bree is hiring up devs to start her dream project with Elf Butt Games.

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xpsync

You can’t blame her? I stopped playing EQ2 a month or so back, i guess when she realized I’ve gone ESO purist there was little reason to remain working there. /jk
As a player I “was” concerned about spending anymore time in EQ2, could only imagine if you work there. Smart Move!
Glad she’s coming home! Seriously what male mmo player didn’t have a bit of crush on her.
All the best Domino.

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Castagere Shaikura

Man its sad to see veteran developers leave a company. I can see needing a break in this genre after awhile. I wish alot of them could just start their own company. I remember when Earth & Beyond shutdown and how some of those devs wanted to try and get the game from EA and form their own company but we all know how EA is.

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Craig Sharp

God I wish they’d sell this IP to someone who can do something positive with it.

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Melissa McDonald

hashtag “DawningAwarenessThatEverQuestWasASliceInTimeThatMayBeGoneForeverSoon”

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Rabidwargamer

I remember hiring Domino back when she was only a player to decorate my apartment in Qeynos on Antonia Bayle. I was flat out amazed by what she could do with the at that time limited palette of furnishings.

I ended up tearing it apart bit by bit to see how she did it, which led to me doing my own decorating for friends and family.

Only the best wishes for where ever she lands next.

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velimirius

Smedley got space lol.

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Neurotic

Dominooooo, don’t go! :-(

Well, it’s a done deal I guess. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for our crafting goddess in other ventures. Good luck, come back soon! :) :)

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Denice J. Cook

Omuhgerd noooooo! Whoa-oh Domino!

That sucks. She was the Everquest 2 crafting diva dev! But it doesn’t look like Columbus Nova was mental enough to can her at any rate. It sounds like she just got a job closer to her original homeland.

Well, best of luck, Domino, and I hope Daybreak can manage without you!

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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MesaSage

Came for meme’s about dominoes falling. Was not disappointed.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

did you find the “easter egg”?

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Bryan Correll

/em closely studies the image while wondering if Schag is gaslighting about the Easter Egg.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

Ms. Taylors name was in the final domino;)

Take off! To the Great White North!
Take off! It’s a beauty way to go.

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xpsync

Easter Egg? Her signature?

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Schlag Sweetleaf

;) winner winner chicken dinner ;)

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Victor Barreiro Jr.

Oh great, now I’m never going to sleep if I can’t figure out the hidden easter egg.

IS IT THE ILLUMINATI?!