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When MMOs Die... then what? Matrix, Hellgate, Tabula Rasa, and more...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Muckbeast, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Muckbeast

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    It is very depressing for players when their favorite MMO just can't maintain a subscriber base large enough to keep it afloat.

    When MMO Games Die

    What causes this? Do players have any recourse?

    I believe that our industry needs to figure out a better solution than just shutting MMOs down. Player confidence in the industry will continue to erode otherwise. At least when a TV show is canceled, you can watch old episodes. When an MMO shuts down, its just gone. Furthermore, the community is fractured and you lose contact with friends.

    Some sort of solution needs to be found. Whether it is releasing server code into the public domain, licensing a free server option for low cost (paid for by the community) or some other solution, we have to do something. What do you think is feasible?
     
  2. Bella Morte

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    Yes. It's called, "go out and enjoy the real world."
     
  3. Muckbeast

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    I make MMOs for a living. I don't want people to get that idea.

    :danceb:
     
  4. Kyle Orton

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    Simple, play Ultima Online, it will never die. :D
     
  5. Diomedes Artega

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    this.
     
  6. Diomedes Artega

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    Come join Ultima Online. It keeps going, and going, and going.
     
  7. YellowStreak

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    yeah! What they said
     
  8. Diomedes Artega

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    Some people do not differentiate reality from playing an online game for sixteen hours out of the day.
     
  9. RichDC

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    It will only ever die when every computer in the world dies!

    It will even survive an uprising of Machines hell bent on ruling the world! Give the people Ultima and they will forget everything else!!

    If you make MMO for a living i kind of feel sorry for you, they will always die because of Ultima!
     
  10. CaptRex

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    Still... There's a free to play MMOs.. If you are a gamer, you have to spend more time and money on that.. Some problems that I've noticed is most of the players nowadays were not quite active. I mean there are using macro system to level up fast and that's not good because of that, the community will decrease as well..
     
  11. NovaGhost

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    It's called a private server, XD.
     
  12. 00saturday00

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    hahaha, this. rolleyes: