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Wheres Draconi been?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by kennykilleduo, May 28, 2008.

  1. He's been really quiet , or I have missed his posts , Is he locked up somewhere creating chaos for the UO masses?
     
  2. Oriana

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    Do you really want to tempt the fates?? ;)

    I miss him too, I miss all the crew, they don't post as much lately. But considering everything they've been cranking out I'll live.

    Ori
     
  3. Orvago

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    *Orvago has a flashback*

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Oriana

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    LMAO!!! Now that is awesome Orvago!!!
     
  5. GAMBIT35

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    He's busy working on Warhammer.
     
  6. Deb

    Deb Guest

    Or gathering up alot of firewood and matches
     
  7. I think they all are..... :lame:
     
  8. Hunters Moon

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    Or writing UO's obit? Draconi: "Its with a sad heart that I must announce that we will be closing the UO servers [future date] to focus our talent and resources on Warhammer."
     
  9. GalenKnighthawke

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    Companies typically do not shut down "wildly profitable" business ventures.

    Q: What type of subscriber base would you need in order to cover the development costs of a triple-A MMO?

    Josh Drescher: You don't need 10 million subscribers to be successful - Camelot remains very profitable today and at our peak we had about a quarter of a million players.

    We were extraordinarily profitable at that size. We still handle Ultima Online which is a ten year-old MMO property that's about 100,000 subscribers and is still wildly profitable.

    The life span of these games is very long, so you don't need to make it all back in Christmas weekend - you have a revenue stream that lasts for a very long time.

    You have a dedicated core base of players that will stay with you for years and years and years, and as long as you're providing a quality of service that's rewarding that loyalty you'll see a large population stick with you for a very long time. So you don't need 10 million subscribers to be successful...that doesn't mean that we wouldn't love 10 million subscribers, but we certainly don't need that many. ​

    Source:

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/warhammer-time

    Sure I guess they MIGHT shut down UO one day. It would surely not be the first bad business decision EA has made.

    *shrugs*

    But, there's really no realistic indication of them doing that anytime soon. Honestly, the only ones who seem to be spouting the "UO is shutting down" talk are us. Our "evidence" for this has ranged from the move to Virginia to issues with the login servers. If one day people prove right, and UO does shut down, I guarantee you it'll be complete coincidence, not a sign that the nay-sayers were right all along. But of course that's how it'll be taken.

    *shrugs again*

    -Galen's player
     
  10. GAMBIT35

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    I like how you believe everything people tell you.
     
  11. Hildebrand

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    I've been wondering what Draconi is up to as well.
     
  12. love2winalot

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    Last i heard setting houses on fire with the people still inside them then was 10-15 years in prision.;)