Over the last couple of days, we’ve been covering the Daybreak scandal – specifically, how concerns over the impact of government sanctions on Daybreak’s parent companies would affect the games, which spiraled into Daybreak publicly denying that it was ever owned by the company it said repeatedly bought it in 2015 and scrubbing its website and wikipedia of references to Columbus Nova’s acquisition. We’ve all watched on, eyes wide, dutifully recording gaslighting in progress.
But then I have that luxury: I don’t play any Daybreak games and haven’t played any of them seriously since SOE shuttered the best MMORPG ever made. So I can look at the whole situation as the dumpster fire it is, and not as the doom of my favorite MMO, since it already killed that.
Many of you are not in my position. You play DCUO, EverQuest II, PlanetSide 2, even EverQuest. You might even be playing H1Z1, although that’s less likely if you’re reading Massively OP. Or maybe the Standing Stone games Daybreak publishes, LOTRO and DDO, are your thing, and you’re not convinced by yesterday’s vague Twitch sidenote that everything’s probably fine. You are watching on in horror, wondering what will happen to your MMO homes if Daybreak implodes. You might even be pretty sure the games will be OK but aren’t so sure you want to put your own money into the mess.
Multiple MOP readers have voiced just such concerns, including Sally, who suggested a poll. Another came into my Twitter, declaring that he was done with the whole mess.
I've basically made up my mind that I likely will not play another Daybreak title long ago but this sort of confirms I made the right choice. Too bad too since I like EQ1 and EQ2
— time for Husserl's goldfish's eidetic reduction (@protodoxa) April 25, 2018
Let’s explore that for today’s Leaderboard. Does the Daybreak fiasco affect whether you play its MMOs?
Does the Daybreak fiasco affect whether you play its MMOs?
- Yes. I've stopped playing them. (13%, 111 Votes)
- Yes, I will stop playing them but haven't yet. (3%, 23 Votes)
- I had already stopped playing them. (37%, 324 Votes)
- I never played SOE/Daybreak games. (9%, 78 Votes)
- No, I will continue play or will play again in the future. (18%, 161 Votes)
- I'm still in wait-and-see mode. (16%, 137 Votes)
- No reply / view tally / elf butts. (5%, 48 Votes)
Total Voters: 882
Get caught up on the whole Daybreak/Columbus Nova ordeal: