john smedley

The former head of SOE and Daybreak. Affectionately known to gamers as “Smed.”

Because we are no longer friends.

Ask Mo: Massively OP’s 2015 awards debrief

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Massively OP's formal 2015 awards technically ended on Friday, though we've got a few stragglers and roundups left to go. As I do every year, today I'll round...

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMORPG news stories of 2015

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For as long as Massively Overpowered exists, this will be one of the most memorable years in our site's history. It was the year...

Massively OP’s Best of 2015 Awards: Biggest MMO Story of the Year

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Massively OP's end-of-the-year awards continue today with our award for the MMO story of the year. This isn't an award based on popularity as measured by hits...

Smedley’s new game won’t have microtransactions

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John Smedley's Twitter account continues to provide interesting food for thought related to his next project as well as the industry in general. The...

Here’s what John Smedley’s been up to lately

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What has former SOE and Daybreak head honcho John Smedley been doing since his departure from the latter? Well, putting together a development team,...

EverQuesting: Remembering EverQuest II’s bumpy 11th year

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In the 11th year of EverQuest II, what did SOE/Daybreak give to me? An emotional rollercoaster ride! This Sunday marks 11 years of Norrathian...

John Smedley’s company moves into an office, is working on a new game

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While ex-Daybreak CEO John Smedley isn't quite ready to reveal what his new game company is all about, he did post a couple of...

EverQuesting: EverQuest franchise expansion announcements erode more trust

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Is it just me, or is Daybreak actively trying to make me dislike it? To force me abandon all hope when I enter? Because...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 27: SmedSoft

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Justin and Bree discuss Smed's new company, EQII's prison server, Champions Online, FFXIV, Trove, and Revival's housing, plus mailbag questions on NCsoft and terrible graphics.

MMO Week in Review: What the Smed (August 23, 2015)

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Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered's Week in Review! Stop...

The Game Archaeologist: Star Wars Galaxies’ NGE

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It became one of the most infamous moments in MMO history -- and perhaps one of the most misunderstood. For all that the MMO community...

Ex-Daybreak President John Smedley starts his own company

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The MMO industry trembled last month as John Smedley left his long-held post as president of Daybreak Game Company (and before that, SOE), but now...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 23

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Justin and Bree discuss Smed's resignation, Project Gorgon, Guild Wars 2's Tempest, Camelot's tribute, SWTOR's Togrutas, and WildStar's stat overhaul, with a buncha mailbag questions on Marvel Heroes.

Pantheon’s Brad McQuaid on mass market MMOs, Smed’s resignation

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Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen's Brad McQuaid has a word or two (thousand) to say about the ongoing debate as to what constitutes an...

MMO Week in Review: Salute to Smed (July 26, 2015)

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Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered's Week in Review! Daybreak...

MMO devs pay tribute to Smedley

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Former Daybreak CEO John Smedley may have been a polarizing figure to MMO gamers, but several high profile devs have spoken up in the...

John Smedley relinquishes his post at Daybreak

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VentureBeat is reporting that John Smedley has stepped down as President of Daybreak Game Company, the studio behind multiple MMOs, including the entire EverQuest...
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Smed nukes his own Twitter account

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The Smed Twitter spigot is no longer dispensing tweets. Daybreak President John Smedley is famous for his stready stream of Twitter dialogue with MMO gamers,...

MMO Week in Review: Daybreak’s defiance (July 12, 2015)

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Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered's Week in Review! Following...

Daybreak slammed with apparent DDoS attack [Updated]

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The most recent updates are toward the bottom of this post. This article is still being updated as of July 12th. Daybreak is currently suffering...

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