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Submitted by Glamis 1840d ago | article

When MMO Games Die - Matrix Online, Tabula Rasa, Hellgate: London, and more.

It has been a bad year or two for the MMO industry. A number of high profile MMOs closed down, and a few more are hanging by a thread. Others started with million+ sales (Age of Conan, Warhammer) and have since dwindled to around 100,000 subscribers.

What happens to the players when an MMO dies? Do they simply move on to another MMO? Do they go to WoW? Do they become fed up with the whole genre?

Losing your favorite MMO is worse in many ways than having a favorite TV show get cancelled. You can't load up the DVD and watch it all over again. When the MMO closes up, its gone. Your characters are gone. Unless someone sets up a pirate server (which is rare), its over.

How does this affect the industry, and how do players cope? (Culture, Hellgate: London, PC, Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa, Tabula Rasa, The Matrix Online, Warhammer online, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, Warhammer Online: Land of the Dead)

Muckbeast  +   1840d ago
Roper is doing his best to flagship Champions Online as well.

Insane respec costs.

Nerfs every few days.

Ugh.
Glamis  +   1840d ago
My god. That guy is MMO poison.
Graffin  +   1840d ago
1.2
Just goes to show you what happens when a finite number of people are given too many options.
Muckbeast  +   1840d ago
Roper really should have gone back to what he did at Blizzard - voice acting and writing manuals.
jpymai  +   1839d ago
Man, I remember reading all the hype about Tabula Rasa too!

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