Daybreak overrules EverQuest progression server vote

    
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Ominous? Does that have the same root?

Part of what keeps the community engaged with progression servers like the most recent EverQuest pairing of Ragefire and Lockjaw is the idea that the community determines the pace of updates. If the players don’t want the game’s next expansion available on the server, it’s not there. Unless, of course, a community vote says that it wants another six months before the expansion is added and the developers just decide that another vote won instead.

The justification is that while the six-month option won the vote, the three-month and ASAP options for the next expansion had a majority, meaning that most players wanted things to change sooner rather than later. The compromise is to keep Lockjaw on the six month progression and Ragefire on three months for this expansion. Check out the full justification in the official posting discussing the polls.

Speaking to Massively OP’s own MJ Guthrie at E3 for an article we published yesterday, Daybreak’s Holly Longdale addressed progression server choices, suggesting that the studio hoped to curb multiboxing and avoid instancing bosses because “casuals shouldn’t be allowed to fight Nagafen” as “that diminishes the achievement of others.”

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Budukahn
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Stalvos Budukahn Exactly!  And then the sheep and one of the wolves votes for “Dog meat”. That’s Democracy.

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syberghost synmonger Kwasimoto They publicly called it a vote.

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syberghost P1xt MewmewGirl Both Holly and Roshan publicly called it a vote.

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syberghost Cosmic Cleric synmonger Kwasimoto Sorry, just saw a title to go search for, didn’t see a sentence that said explicitly in the body of the text that its just a poll that could be ignored by the devs or not.

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Cosmic Cleric syberghost synmonger Kwasimoto I cut and pasted the answer to your question into the comment to which you just replied.

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syberghost Cosmic Cleric synmonger Kwasimoto “… is it that hard to click through and read the site, instead of asking what you’d see if you clicked through and read the site?”
Honestly, don’t care enough to spend that much research time. /shrug
I just seemed to me that you were way off base on your opinion on the matter (seemed very ‘lawyeristic’), and wanted to inquire as to some ‘proof’ to back up what you were saying.  
If you had supplied it, then I would have changed my opinion to yours.  If they say straight up it was just a poll for opinions and they would still make the decision on their own, when everything is said and done, then you would be right.

If you don’t mind me asking again, as its a simple question, did they actually state it was just a poll, and not a vote?

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Cosmic Cleric syberghost synmonger Kwasimoto is it that hard to click through and read the site, instead of asking what you’d see if you clicked through and read the site? Specifically, the linked forum thread entitled “Ragefire/Lockjaw Kunark Poll Results”?

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syberghost synmonger Kwasimoto Did they actually say it was just a poll and not a vote?
This article title says ‘Vote’ not ‘Poll’.  And, being America what it is, if you are just asking for opnions via a tally (what you call ‘plebiscite’), and may not follow the totals, you need to explicitly say that up front before conducting the poll, as the assumption is that taking a tally count is for a vote, not a poll.
People live their normal/common day-to-day lives by just talking to each other, not “lawyering up” with each other, and when you take a vote, its correctly assumed (again, America, etc.) to be something that will be held up, not disregarded.

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synmonger WillBrewer Radfist Kwasimoto subere23 wait, so you’re angry that *OTHER PEOPLE DIDN’T GET THEIR WAY*, when you couldn’t even vote because you’ve been playing like a month?

‘k. My lifetime sub will make up for their brief losses from you noobs moving on.

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synmonger Kwasimoto they didn’t throw anything out, because it wasn’t a plebiscite; it was a poll. They used the feedback and made a decision, which all of the available information told them was the best compromise for the players.