daybreak game company

Daybreak Game Company, colloquially known as just Daybreak, is what remains of the formerly Sony-owned studio SOE. The company was renamed following its purchase by investment firm Columbus Nova in early 2015. It is known best for the EverQuest and PlanetSide franchises, as well as Star Wars Galaxies, DC Universe Online, H1Z1, Vanguard, Dragon’s Prophet, The Matrix Online, Free Realms, and Clone Wars Adventures.

GDC 2021: Star Wars Galaxies was a complex game of corporate greed and fan love

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It was an MMO built in about three years, with a miserable launch, a depressing churn rate, and the most infamous patch in all...
You may be my old favorite, but you don't get a free pass.

WoW Factor: No king rules forever

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World of Warcraft patch 9.1 has been out for less than a month, and it is a bad time to be a fan of...

PlanetSide 2 adjusts infantry weapons, tweaks Javelins, and squashes bugs in today’s update

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Now that the NSO faction has been retooled, it stands to reason that PlanetSide 2 would need to adjust things a bit post-patch. That's...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 331: The transparency episode

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Justin and Bree discuss Crowfall, Chronicles of Elyria, Camelot Unchained, Guild Wars 2, Final Fantasy XIV, Swords of Legends Online, Elyon, Warframe, and Path of Exile, with adventures in FFXIV, WoW Classic, LOTRO, and Albion Online, plus mailbag topics on Crowfall's marketing and its roleplay problem.

The Daily Grind: What do you do when you have gobs of money in an MMO and nothing to spend it on?

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The other day, I was tooling around Star Wars Galaxies on the Legends server and feeling a bit despondent, not because I had too...

One Shots: A back warmer for cramps

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When you're rocking some bad back pain or a spite of cramps, it certainly helps to have something warm to rest against. Loosens up...
So super.

DC Universe Online’s latest patch sells a new $10 bundle and beefs up World of Flashpoint

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A small-but-not-insignificant patch arrived yesterday for the bold heroes of DC Universe Online. Game Update 115 brought back a $10 booster bundle in the...
Eat it, eat it, put it in your mouth and eat it.

Massively Overthinking: The curious cycle of MMO refunds, tutorials, and reviews

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MOP reader Steve recently posed us an intriguing question about the state of tutorials in MMOs and other games - and how those tutorials'...
The yeller.

Perfect Ten: MMOs with the noisiest fanbases

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In my particular neck of the woods, there are a lot of big fans of the Boston Red Sox. There's also something of a...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 330: Swords of Crows Online

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Justin and Bree discuss the launches of Crowfall and Swords of Legends Online, Fallout 76, WoW's story mess, and Elite Dangerous, with adventures in Albion Online, LOTRO, SWG Legends, Crowfall, WoW Classic, and FFXIV, plus a quick mailbag topic on Albion crafting.
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EverQuest II deploys a multi-faceted patch of fixes

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Sometimes you just need to make a boss's stare less smoldering. Other times you need to make sure that a Necromancer's pet is referred...
Ultimate alt-line

The Daily Grind: If you could fight only one mob type in MMOs forever, what would it be?

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Undead for me. I can probably chalk this up to my earliest MMORPGs, Ultima Online and EverQuest. Both had really solid undead mobs. Ultima Online...

The Daily Grind: Do you *really* want MMOs to be constantly changing and evolving?

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On Napyet's podcast last year, I talked about the differences between SWGemu and SWG Legends, both Star Wars Galaxies emulators with very different goals....

The Stream Team: Spaceship shenanigans in Star Wars Galaxies Legends

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Ever since his first-ever adventure in Star Wars Galaxies for Choose My Adventure, MOP's Chris has been eager to continue working his way through...

‘Non-traditional’ DC Universe Online episode coming next month

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When DC Universe Online's next patch arrives in August, don't expect the same-old, same-old. Daybreak is going a bit of a different way with...

Black Desert talks up a rather vague 300% increase in daily players

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Fair warning: The information in this article is going to frustrate you. That's because Pearl Abyss has released relative numbers for Black Desert, claiming...

Perfect Ten: Worst MMO expansion names of all time

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Back when Daybreak announced that EverQuest's 19th expansion would be titled Rain of Fear, I instantly found myself tripping over the name. I shouldn't...

The MOP Up: PUBG Mobile snaps its fingers and bans millions

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This may well be one of the largest banhammer strikes we've ever seen: PUBG Mobile announced that over the course of a week, it...

LOTRO Legendarium: A tale of two progression servers

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Truly, this is a momentous week in the history of Lord of the Rings Online, if for nothing else than the addition of two...
Wait for it.

DC Universe Online makes for a legendary week with advancement boosts and a big sale

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This week in DC Universe Online is going to be downright legendary. It's meant to be legendary because you can try every single Legends...

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