90°
Submitted by Glamis 1738d 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  +   1737d ago
Roper is doing his best to flagship Champions Online as well.

Insane respec costs.

Nerfs every few days.

Ugh.
Glamis  +   1737d ago
My god. That guy is MMO poison.
Graffin  +   1737d ago
1.2
Just goes to show you what happens when a finite number of people are given too many options.
Muckbeast  +   1737d ago
Roper really should have gone back to what he did at Blizzard - voice acting and writing manuals.
jpymai  +   1737d ago
Man, I remember reading all the hype about Tabula Rasa too!

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

Riot Takes Action Against 3rd Party Skin Fraud

8m ago - With League of Legends skin fraud on the rise, Riot Games takes action to protect players from in... | PC
10°

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS playable at Hyper Japan 2014

29m ago - Nintendo Insider writes: Nintendo have outlined what games they will be showcasing at Hyper Ja... | Wii U
10°

The Waiting Game - Why Weird Games Become Cult Hits

30m ago - Extra Credits: Games like Candy Box, Frog Fractions, and a Dark Room uproot traditional game desi... | Culture
10°

At A Glance- Batman: Arkham Knight

30m ago - Wastelander75 goes into detail on his thoughts toward the upcoming finale to the Arkham franchise. | PS4
Ad

Study Game Design at DeVry

Now - DeVry University, is an accredited* university offering you the flexibility of over 90 locations, online courses and a wide variety of bachelor's a... | Promoted post
20°

Habitat: A Thousand Generations in Orbit Goes on Early Access

30m ago - 4Gency has been very busy with their game Habitat: A Thousand Generations in Orbit since they sho... | PC
Related content from friends