EverQuest II’s ongoing server hardware upgrades should produce results by September

    
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EverQuest II has suffered some legendary outages in the last year – one even kept players offline for over a week, and there were additional incidents in April and June. Daybreak has been tackling the issues with hardware upgrades, which it says is going well – so well that it’s going to keep at it and expects to see a boost in “overall zone performance” by next month.

“As many of you already know, we recently upgraded our server hardware to help reduce latency that was being experienced while raiding,” the studio says. “On our end and based on data, the upgrades have worked very well to date. That said, we’ve decided to continue upgrading our server hardware. This effort will take some time and will be ongoing, but we plan to improve overall zone performance by September, 2021. We appreciate everyone’s patience, and feedback, with our ongoing game improvements.”

That’s especially good news as the game just launched its Toil and Trouble patch last week.

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Freddy
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Freddy

If they did a stat squish and reduced the bloat, combine old systems that don’t get love anymore i’d resub. but currently it’s a cluster “f” rn. Maybe one day we won’t see 10mil damage on the flytext when fighting…

/resetInts true (smirk)

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Swifty

I stopped playing EQ2 because it became Everbloat. The game is crippled with power and stat creep. There are so many pointless systems in the game today that add very little real content.

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Bruno Brito

Now if only they could produce results that would shave off the bloat…

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greyformat

I can dig all the content being out there, but they definitely need to shave off some of the skill bloat. Part of the reason I have trouble playing it these days is partway due to needing to manage rotations that ultimately do too little to make the combat cohesive.

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Bruno Brito

They need to shove a lot of bloat overall. Stats are bloated, talent trees are bloated, skills are bloated.

I don’t want the game to lose content, but i do want them to shave levels, stats and merge overlapping skills so you have way more laterality on how you level and quest.

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Sarah Cushaway

The bloat in this game is unreal. It’s 17 years of systems crammed on top of systems on top of systems on top of…

It’s sad because EQ2 doesn’t rake in enough to ever do a real overhaul and re-balance.

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Bruno Brito

It also impedes new players to see how much of a gold star the game is. EQ2 is amazing and if it was well-directed and clean, it would deal with the ammount of content it has much better.

EQ2 is the only game i know that has level 17 legendary quests, and a bunch of them while you level. They should invest more in their open world, and horizontal systems to make your players want to quest and explore, instead of shoving them into those endgame awful parses with terrible bloat. But one step at a time.

Maybe EG7 will surprise us.