Earlier this week, Daybreak Games, the developer behind EverQuest II, along with a number of other MMOs, announced on the game’s forums that there will soon be a new punishment in place for those caught cheating in the free-to-play MMO. Those hacking the game, using bots, or compromising the game in any other way will find themselves with an account-wide transfer to a new “prison server” called Drunder.
As the “prison” description implies, Drunder will be a permanent home to those transferred there. Once transferred, removed from the general population of the game, players will receive zero customer service support and will receive the freedom to do “whatever they will.”
Speaking of the idea, the post continues, “This is a server our Customer Service Game Masters have requested over the years in order to manage disruptive players. They will determine who goes there. As gamers, we recognize there are some players who like to step outside our rules.” And as such, any player can request to join the server, though even then, it will still be a permanent, account-wide transfer, or put more directly, “This is a ONE-WAY trip for an entire account forever.”
Emphasizing the fact the Drunder is meant as an experiment, Daybreak Games explained, “We wanted to see what happens given it’s not a very common option. Let’s see where this takes us…”
Formerly Sony Online Entertainment, Daybreak Games took on the new name and separated from Sony back in February. Along with EverQuest II, the developer is also responsible for DC Universe Online, Planetside 2, and H1Z1, just to name a few. As for how the new prison server system will work out, we will just have to wait and see. Do you think it’s a good way to clear out all the cheaters? Or are you already getting excited at the thought of a no-rules server of freedom? Let us know in the comments.