Daybreak teams reassure MMO players, deflect DDoS attacks

More assurances are coming your way from Daybreak Games, this time from reps of each of the studio’s games.

“Absolutely nothing” has changed, according to a Greg “SOELegion” Henninger post on the H1Z1 forums. “We’re properly staffed to move forward with our current development strategy. We’ll continue to be a transparent development team and we’ll continue on our promise and commitment to making this a player-driven game,” he writes before going on to mention a revised male player model and a female avatar “in the works.”

PlanetSide 2 Director of Development Andy Sites told fans that his team is still “fully supporting the game” with updates and the inbound PlayStation 4 launch. “Our top priority will be refining the Live game (bug fixing, optimizing, network performance, etc.) and improving the in-game quality of life,” he wrote. PS2 Creative Director Matt Higby announced his resignation yesterday.

Holly “Windstalker” Longdale has taken over as Executive Producer of EverQuest and EverQuest II. “In a couple of weeks we’ll be releasing rare bosses for the AoM dungeons and more,” she said of EQII. As to classic EQ, she says the team is in a “ramp-up phase” but vows that everyone is “all-in” on “forming the future of EQ. Back-to-back Twitch livestreams are planned for 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. EST on Wednesday.

Daybreak’s Terry Michaels and John Smedley reassured players about the status of Landmark and EverQuest Next last week. EQN Producer Emily “Domino” Taylor echoed those sentiments in her own post to Landmark players.

Multiple Daybreak games and forums are currently offline; notorious e-thugs Lizard Squad have apparently taken credit for DDoS attacks on H1Z1 and the rest of what it referred to as “SOE” [tweet now deleted]. Smed has tweeted in apology for the downtime, saying, “Sorry folks. DDOS. Being worked on,” only to be taunted directly by said e-thugs.

[Source: H1Z1 forums, twitter, PS2 forums, EQ forums, EQII forums, Landmark forums. Thanks to 7BitBrian and Kinya. Bree Royce contributed to this report.]
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vulpisfoxfire
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vulpisfoxfire

breetoplay Zariarn From what I’ve been able to tell, DCUO has been running on a shoestring budget and skeleton crew for ages anyway (part of the reason they’re so money-grubby, really).

Walpurgisnacht
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Walpurgisnacht

jauffins Walpurgisnacht softwarekiller Like I said, I have been following Planetside 2`s development on PS4 since announcement and really wanted to get in.

jauffins
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jauffins

Walpurgisnacht softwarekiller 
Seven different emails?

Zariarn
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Zariarn

breetoplay Zariarn Great update and information.  Thank You.

Remianen
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Remianen

Benjamin Seeberger Who’s going to do something? Who has jurisdiction? The problem (for authorities) is that, in the digital age, someone can be everywhere and nowhere (often at the same time). That wreaks havoc with traditional authoritarian structures that are built to compartmentalize duties (“This is your responsibility and this over here is mine”). That’s partly what makes the so-called “e-thugs” so effective. Ever see a video of the Keystone Kops?

jeremy2020
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jeremy2020

Everything is fine guys. People are layed off all the time. It makes total sense to lay people off from profitable and unprofitable games alike. 

Seriously, if this sales was a total disaster and it was going to ruin the games, they would totally tell us that. Companies never pretend things are all good when they’re a raging dumpster fire with a tire fire on top.

NobleNerd
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Walpurgisnacht softwarekiller I too am not a huge player of SOE games. I did play EQ2 and was a follower of Vanguard (I know SOE only stepped in towards the end ), but I follow much of their news and development of their games. I agree that they make horrible predictions and then never fulfill them. I need to find a photoshop of Smedley in a Court Jesters outfit and repost it everytime he talks. This company lost my trust many years ago.

NobleNerd
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Just remember there was a lot of reassurance on the Titanic also………..

Based on my reading up on Columbus Nova and just knowing how much of the investment companies tend to work things are going according to normal protocol. They have and will probably clean house more, cut spending to increase current profit margins, and if all else fails you sell off the company in pieces and move on. So…. very little of all this bandwagon reassurance is comforting, if anything it scares me more because they are working very hard to prevent an all out run (players ditching their time and money for some thing else).

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evolv_monbly

greywolfe_joystiq dirtyklingon Nancy Regan put those there.

evolv_monbly
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evolv_monbly

Golden_Girl glad to see your comments again.