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WAR: Free Transfers Follow Merger Talks

Following rumours of more server closures in Warhammer Online yesterday, Mythic has announced another batch of free character transfers, naming the servers likely to be closed.

If the five servers, Ironfist, Vortex, Monolith, Magnus and Skull Throne, were to be shut down, it would leave nine active North American servers, down from over fifty earlier this year.

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Medievaldragon5480d ago

Looks like population is decreasing drastically.

Maticus5480d ago

Oh dear, not looking good is it. Having said that, 9 is still a respectable number. There are less FFXI servers than that I believe, and that game's still going.

Dorjan5480d ago

FFXI always had the servers they've had. None have ever been dis-continued afaik.

Dorjan5480d ago

I just checked. Final Fantasy XI has 32 servers currently online still and 1 test server.

Maticus5480d ago

Ooops, totally underestimated FFXI then :P I'm still sure there are other popular games with less servers going though. Runes of Magic?

Fyzzu5480d ago

FFXI's gameplay doesn't require balanced factions for large-scale warfare, though. Can you actually choose which FF server you want to play on yet, or does it still autoassign you?

Dorjan5480d ago

Fyzzu, actually I'm not sure. One of my friends who signed up recently said there was an option but I don't believe him as I can still get "world passes".

I actually was talking to someone about your point of population and you're right. It was my point too that WAR *needs* a lot of people for the gameplay type. I think on another article here on N4G I already said that actually!

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Malfurion5480d ago

I wonder if they still have the reported 300,000 subscribers.

thetamer5480d ago

With other, more exciting MMOs coming, especially from internal and newly formed Mythic and BioWare studios, I doubt this MMO will last.

Malfurion5480d ago

It could limp on for years with 100k subs, that's still a nice chuck of money coming in. Trouble is, for such a young game I doubt people would stick around long without new content and continued development, which 100k players probably wouldn't support.

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10 MMOs That Died And Left Us Feeling Empty

Let nostalgia take you back to the lands you once roamed until they were cruelly taken offline and away from us. MMOGames list the top 10 MMOs that died and left us with a hole in our hearts.

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Casepbx2936d ago

I still miss City of Heroes.

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PurpHerbison2936d ago

I agree when it comes to The Sims Online. That game was really fun and nothing has even come close to it. I still crave a new Sims with online multiplayer. Blows my mind they haven't done anything like that since The Sims Online or even The Sims Bustin' Out on PS2.

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Five Ambitious MMOs That Never Took Off

Kevin from Denkiphile: "The first I’d ever heard of Titan was at the height of my World of Warcraft career, which was also the same time that several games, touted as WoW-killers, came onto the market and failed miserably. It made sense to me at the time that the only thing that could kill WoW was Blizzard themselves, but this also eventually changed with the advent of session-based, microtransaction-supported games like League of Legends. Titan was supposed to revolutionize and revitalize the MMO genre, but it certainly was not the first to crash and burn before its first flight. Here are some MMOs whose ambitions flew them too close to the sun."

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12 Dead Online Video Games That Should Never Have Ended

The closing of multiplayer services can happen for a number of reasons. Sometimes there just aren’t enough people using a product to justify keeping it running while in others it could be down to complicated legal wrangling, like expiring licensing agreements, or even a desire to bring out a new installment.

One thing is clear though – many of these discontinued games simply don’t deserve to die, to be cut down in their prime leaving players without a viable alternative and waste all that time the audience invested in them. With that in mind, this article will count down the 12 games least deserving of being shut down, the ones that players the world over wished had kept going.

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