John Smedley Steps Down as Daybreak CEO

Earlier tonight, GamesBeat broke the news that John Smedley has stepped down from his position as President and CEO of Daybreak Game Company. This move comes in the wake of recent DDoS attacks and the subsequent deletion of Smedley's social media accounts (most notably on Twitter and Reddit). According to Daybreak's spokesperson, Smedley will be "taking some time off from the company" before "transitioning to a different role to be determined."

To take up the reigns of President is COO Russell Shanks, who has been with the company since its inception. Continue reading after the jump for some personal commentary on this development from former PlanetSide 2 Creative Director Matt Higby.

July 22, 2015

Patch Notes - Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Servers came down this morning at 6am PT for a two hour update. Here are the patch notes:

*** Highlights ***

  • Proc effect stacking - Multiple procs can now trigger from the same triggering action. Each proc effect that is active will be processed independently. See the Spells section for details.
  • Damage shields now report the damage that they do in all cases and can be directed to chat filters.
  • Spells that do not take hold will now relay a more accurate description as to why they did not take hold.
  • A new item, the Legend of the Oathbreaker, is available with prizes from the Legends of Norrath sets Oathbreaker, Ethernauts, and Against the Void.
  • Journeyman's Rucksacks and Journeyman's Pocketed Rucksacks are now available for purchase year-round on all servers that have Omens of War unlocked.

Continued after the jump.

July 21, 2015

Here are today's updates:

Updated Items: Red ShardShard Message

Updated Quests: Heretic HeadsMiranda's DiceQuellious Initiate

July 20, 2015

July 17, 2015

Here are today's updates:

Updated Items: Natural SilkSylvan Plate Chest OrnamentHighwater BracerMask of Sparks

Updated Quests: Dark Elf Cultural Armor (DoN)

Bestiary Updates: the Mutated LaborerPraetor Loricas the Hollow


Have a great weekend!

Ragefire/Lockjaw Server Transfers Coming Soon

Starting on Thursday, July 30th at 2pm PT, players on the Ragefire and Lockjaw servers will be able to transfer for free between the two servers for a limited time. Through 11am PT on Monday, August 10th, using the /servertransfer option in-game will allow for players to move any number of characters from one progression server to the other.

After the free period expires, characters can still be transferred between the two servers by purchasing Character Transfer Tokens in the Marketplace. The token option will only remain available until one of the servers unlocks the Kunark expansion, at which point transfers will only be permitted from the server that is behind to whichever server is ahead in progression.

July 16, 2015

Here are today's updates:

Updated Items: Rusty Spiked ShoulderpadsMagister Cinch

Updated Quests: Stein of UlissaBreakdown in Communication #7: TiptRozz #2: Royal Access

Bestiary Updates: a gnoll commander

July 15, 2015

Here is today's update:

Bestiary Updates: a manticore

July 14, 2015

Here are today's updates:

Updated Items: Simple Defiant Shortsword

Bestiary Updates: a majestic grizzly