Daybreak polls EverQuest II players on ‘prestige servers’

    
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Daybreak’s latest player poll has EverQuest II players scratching their heads.

Launched with this week’s patchthe poll asks EQII players whether they’d be interested in prestige servers and which type — one would be marked “no-heirloom,” meaning that heirloom items can be traded between players, and the other option is called “Race to Trakanon,” a “seasonal server race to Kunark end game to earn exclusive rewards redeemable on live servers for all participants.” Players could choose either of those or both, but there is no “none of the above” selection.

Multiple posts have sprung up in the game forums as players wonder why the poll seemed to have come from nowhere, why Daybreak would think either option was in demand, why the studio would spend dev resources on these servers instead of fixing the game, and how such servers might affect existing progression servers in a post-merge EQII.

Source: Official forums, another forum postEQ2Wire. Thanks, Kinya!
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WandaClamshuckr
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Nice snark, and dismissed because you obviously don’t know the history of this company and their lines of communication.

DPandaren
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WandaClamshuckr It is a half-baked idea, that’s probably why they’re asking if people would be into it. That’s usually what polls like this are for.

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sray155 They actually changed things in their games. EQ2 now is a vastly different beast then it was EQ2 in 2004. Although instead of changing their game to be unique, they’ve been changing their game to be more similar to WoW or at least comparative within EQ’s systems. 

A good example would be crafting. Before the big crafting overhaul in EQ2, you could make crafted items based on different item quality tiers. For housing items, higher quality items would be nice to have around since it would keep your housing costs down, so crafters had to be somewhat skilled in order to make a table with a high quality. After the crafting patch, they made it so all items would be master crafted quality, regardless of skill. So one wooden table would be exactly the same as the other in a very similar fashion that one Titansteel Destroyer is exactly the same as another in WoW. 

Not to mention it’s a blog, usually writers don’t really get into other games unless it crosses their radars. Polygon has that issue too, and they’re a more larger site. I don’t think there’s anyone at MOP who follows EQ2 or a few other western MMOs for that matter, like Planetside 2 or Warframe. Though they’ll post something about it if it crosses them or if a reader makes mention of it. 

I mean, just look at Warframe posts, they don’t cover everything and that game get’s routine updates on a monthly basis.

DPandaren
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DPandaren

Karl_Hungus EpicViking That’s not a red herring at all.

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Jack Pipsam Technically, SoE/Daybreak has been doing this kind of thing much longer then the recent thing from Blizzard.

sray155
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@DJC Sorry, I’m confused because you and Radfist seem to have contradictory answers. Rad sez everything’s fine and you seem to be confirming my suspicion of both EQ games having one foot in the grave.

Jack Pipsam
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So even when WoW suggests something unpopular, people still want to copy them.
But in all seriousness, how many extra servers can a game population which isn’t really growing take?

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Denice J Cook sray155 meanwhile…FFXI actually in Maintenance mode keeps getting more content

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Karl_Hungus EpicViking Why are you posting on here at all when you could be helping those kids? You’re a lazy selfish bastard.

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Grimmtooth 
They can call it Jesus Juice if they want; it’ll always be “white trash piss water” to me.