EverQuest bungles new overseer system, infuriating fans


Sometimes, Daybreak’s just gotta Daybreak, and there’s nothing we can do but shake our heads and laugh mirthlessly.

A black cloud is spreading over EverQuest’s 21st birthday celebrations this month, a controversy that’s the studio’s own doing. The classic MMORPG received a new Overseer system (a remote agent system similar to EverQuest II’s feature), but at the last minute, Daybreak greatly adjusted the cost of rewards — and not in the players’ favor.

Apparently, Daybreak did not test and balance the system as well as it should have: “We believe it is important that this system is supplemental to gameplay and that it does not replace it. Some of the rewards offered were either too easily attained or greatly devalued items that are granted through gameplay.”

However, players felt that Daybreak went way too far with these changes. “Worthless,” “useless,” and “waste of time” were some of the reactions by the community on the forums.

Not only did this rankle people starting to use the system, but the change downright infuriated those who spent hundreds of dollars on agent packs ahead of these adjustments. Oh, and Daybreak’s not offering any refunds. That’s classy.

Source: EverQuest via MMO Bomb. Thanks Wilhelm!
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