'EverQuest II' update: new prison server for cheaters and hackers

(EverQuest 2 Official Website)

Daybreak Games, formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment, recently announced their solution for dealing with cheaters and hackers in "EverQuest II" — and it is a prison server.

On Wednesday, Aug. 19, developers of the free-to-play (F2P) game ,"EverQuest II," officially revealed their plans to launch a server specifically made for gamers who made the terrible decision to cheat and hack the game, as reported by GameSpot.

"EverQuest" and "EverQuest II" Executive Producer, Holly "Windstalker" Longdale, had already informed everyone through the game's official forum about their plan to create a prison server, which is going to be called "Drunder." She said in the post, "Later this week we plan to release a server we are calling "Drunder," which is a 'prison server.'"

She continued to explain that "players who are caught breaking our rules and disrupting EQ2 live server gameplay will be flagged for this server, and no others – ever."

In other Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs), when caught hacking or cheating, the developers will only ban the character which was used during the process. However, in "EverQuest II," Longdale stressed out that every character in the cheater's account will also be affected.

"Characters on these accounts will be copied to "Drunder" (the "prison server") and can never leave or transfer to another server," Longdale said. "This is a ONE-WAY trip for an entire account forever."

The developer also added on Daybreak Games' statement that prisoners inside the prison server, "Drunder," are not permitted to send customer service support and that "it will require a maintained membership to access and play."

It is important to take note, however, that Longdale pointed out that this is simply an experiment. If the server turns out to be a good idea, then "Drunder" might finally be the answer to the constant cheating and hacking in "EverQuest II."

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