Daybreak delayed EverQuest II’s new free-for-all PvP server, Nagafen [Update: It’s up now!]

    
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Daybreak surprised the EverQuest II community last week by announcing it was resurrecting the sunsetted Nagafen server as a free-for-all PvP seasonal server that builds on ideas used on the Deathtoll server, with scoreboards, free trade, one character per account, and rebalanced stats.

But it was meant to go live for subbers yesterday. Daybreak had to postpone the launch

“The Nagafen PvP Beta server launch will be delayed until tomorrow due to an issue that is preventing players from properly patching the game. The team is hard at work getting things resolved, and aims to have things up and running as soon as possible! We apologize for the delay.”

It seems the playerbase anxious for this server is a bit, uh, unruly; MOP commenter Denise tipped us off to a string of bannings in the EverQuest II official Discord, at least in the Nagafen channel. As I was scrolling back to verify that, I noticed the denizens arranging emoji to craft a homophobic slur for a Daybreak moderator, so yeah, have fun on the PvP server later today.

Update
Awesome, just a day late! As Wilhelm pointed out to us, Daybreak has pushed Nagafen life as of this afternoon. Have fun!
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Bruno Brito

So, a small review: I decided to play on the server since i liked the concept, but didn’t realize it was a gankbox until i was inside.

Everyone got started on lvl 9, and had the choice to go straight to Q/FP. People started grouping, since pvp kills give a LOT of xp. They went on a murder spree, some people multiboxed ( 5 necros vampirebatting everything ), leveled, there are already people lvl 30 killing lowbies, you drop money, the server is a mess and confusing as all hell.

You can’t quest because nowhere is safe. The caves has pvp. Commonlands has pvp. Antonica has pvp. Darklight woods has pvp. People are in horses that i don’t know how they’re getting.

The name “Dey-Break Games” never made so much sense.

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Nemui Byakko

This server will be empty in a very, very short time.

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Bruno Brito

Yes.

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Greaterdivinity

Stay classy, competitive community in games (and everything).

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Armsbend

Woopsiedaisy we fired everyone.

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Bruno Brito

Oops.

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maydrock .

Quit going for a bunt Daybreak, go for a home run and remaster the game! Your sitting on one of the most iconic IP’s in gaming history.

Hint: OPM

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Kevin McCaughey

PvP – always brings out the worst in people and attracts the most unsavoury characters. Any time I played PvP I started to feel like someone was taking a shit on me.

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Bruno Brito

Considering EQ2 has 20 buttons rotations, people won’t have time to shittalk.

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Ironwu

Nasty, sociopath behavior by players on FFA PvP servers!?!?

Oh, the humanity!

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Wilhelm Arcturus

A Daybreak special rules server not launching on time? Unpossible!

In a similar vein, a few PvP fans making that part of the community look like horrible people yet again?

I wish I could express surprise at either of those.

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Akagi

I have a hard time getting excited about this game with Daybreak at the helm.

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Wilhelm Arcturus

For all of its foibles, Daybreak has treated EQ and EQII pretty well. That is likely out of self-interest since both have pretty loyal and stable communities. But there were years when SOE could barely be bothered to mention either game as it fell over itself gushing about newer titles, most of which are dead and gone.

That said, I am dubious about this particular server give the history of PvP in EQII. They didn’t close down the past PvP servers because they were successes, so another round of, “This time for sure!” finds a skeptical look on my face. We’ll see.