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See: Sony Online Entertainment, now Daybreak Game Company

The Daily Grind: Should MMO customer service repair player mistakes?

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In the comments of our article discussing Daybreak's move to reduce gamemaster support for player "gameplay errors," I was surprised to see a few of...

Daybreak layoffs totaled 140 in San Diego

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It's been almost a month since Daybreak (formerly SOE) laid off several of its employees following its acquisition by Columbus Nova, but we're only...
Starting again.

Daybreak posts new Landmark blueprint

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Daybreak has published an outline for Landmark development over the next few weeks. The next update, likely dropping somewhere between March 18th and 25th,...

Daybreak now has two G.I.R.L. scholarships for 2015

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After this week's Storybricks drama and today's brutal cutbacks of customer service and forum support, the company formerly known as SOE could really use some good...

Daybreak constricts gamemasters in EQ and EQII

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A Massively Overpowered reader named Nick recently alerted us to a new EverQuest II customer support policy he'd been sent in-game in response to...

Storybricks has closed down

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It's been but a week and a half since we heard official word that Daybreak Game Company was cutting ties with Storybricks, and the...

How Daybreak strives to avoid social media pitfalls

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Tweeting or posting the wrong thing in the wrong tone can have serious consequences for a game studio, which is something that Daybreak Senior...
H1Z1

H1Z1 video goes behind-the-scenes with motion capture pros

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Daybreak released a new behind-the-scenes video focused on H1Z1's motion capture this week. If you like seeing dudes in skin-tight lycra suits with little...

The Game Archaeologist: Ten facts of EverQuest life circa 1999

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MMOs change. We know that, but we also tend to forget it as well. The games that we play today can often be light-years...
Bang bang, you shot me down.

The Stream Team: Shoot-em-up in PlanetSide 2

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Last time MassivelyOP's Mike Foster played PlanetSide 2, he died a bunch while providing little value to his team. Tonight should be no different,...

Here are the progression servers up for vote in EverQuest

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Classic EverQuest's dev team casually announced last week that it has plans for new progression servers, signalling that at least Daybreak isn't planning on...

EverQuesting: Is EverQuest Next in trouble?

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You know me: I've been quite the supporter of EverQuest Next and Landmark for a good long while. Even before writing about EQN these...

The Stream Team: Touring Qeynos in Landmark

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Who says Landmark isn't very EverQuest-y? In fact, a stroll through the sandbox right now will yield quite the assortment of Qeynos buildings thanks...

Global Chat: Business model first, game construction second

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Welcome back to Global Chat, the column where we reach out and give props to interesting and well-written articles from the MMO blogosphere. Today...

DCUO cracks down on Hades raid exploit

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Players who took advantage of an exploit in the new DC Universe Online Hades raid faced the ire of the Daybreak Game Company this...

H1Z1 devs make fun of cheaters in new vid

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Have you been banned for cheating in H1Z1? Did you write an angry email to Daybreak expressing your remorse and/or incredulity? If so, you...

The Stream Team: EverQuest Two-sday returns

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Too many Tuesdays have gone by without some EverQuest Two-sday adventures, a situation MassivelyOP's MJ aims to fix right now! Tonight she dives back...

PlanetSide 2 soon expanding PlayStation 4 beta to Europe

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European PlayStation 4 players will soon have no reason to feel left out of the PlanetSide 2 fun, as Daybreak informed the community over...

EverQuest is getting a new progression server

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EverQuest has made a reputation for itself over the years as an MMO that isn't afraid to experiment with progression servers, and as such...
Yes, yes it is.

EverQuest Next may not be F2P

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SOE Daybreak has been all about "F2P your way" for a couple of years now, but comments by EverQuest Next senior producer Terry Michaels and...

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