SOE MMOs offline for "few more days"

Compensation expands to items, money.

Sony Online Entertainment MMOs will be offline for "at least a few more days", the company has announced.

The compensation packages have been beefed for each SOE game fittingly, and now encompass in-game items, currency and Station Cash - as well as free game time (30 days free plus one extra for each day the SOE game has been offline). We've listed specific compensation for each game below.

US SOE Station Account holders also receive a complimentary identity theft security program through Debix. "SOE will be offering similar programs, if and as available, and will provide details as they're confirmed for each country or territory," a company statement read.

Lifetime subscribers to SOE games will be compensated further. Free Realms lifers will receive 20,000 coins, Clone Wars Adventures lifers 7500 Galactic Credits and DC Universe Online lifers 10 extra Marks of Distinction.

All Station Access subscribers will receive 500 Station Cash on top of that.

"We thank you for your patience as we continue to work around the clock to restore our game services. We know this has been a frustrating time for you and appreciate your understanding as we work to confirm the security of our network," said SOE in a statement.

"We are currently in the process of an extensive upgrade to our network to further protect your information from future attacks. It will likely be at least a few more days before we restore our services, and when we come back online, here is what you can expect for each of our game services."

  • DC Universe Online: Batman and Two-Face masks, plus 30 Marks of Distinction
  • Free Realms: seven free daily items
  • Clone Wars Adventures: Count Dooku V2 outfit
  • EverQuest 1: double XP, double rare mob spawns and double faction gain events
  • EverQuest 2: double XP, double guild XP, loot bonanza and city festival events
  • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes: double XP events
  • Star Wars Galaxies: mini model of Boba Fett's ship Slave I
  • Magic: The Gathering - Tactics: four Ivory Mask, Duress and Angelheart Vial spells, plus 500 Station Cash
  • PoxNora: Limited edition Carrionling, Welcome Back tournaments (with 5K prize purse) and two Draft Tournaments, plus 500 Station Cash

SOE admitted on 2nd May that personal details from 24.6 million accounts had been compromised as the San Diego MMO maker suffered a security breach similar to PSN.

DC Universe Online.

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