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    Default SOE Closing Down 4 Games [Vanguard, Free Realms, Wizardry, Clone Wars]

    Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures and Free Realms will close on March 31st. Vanguard and Wizardry Online will bow out on July 31st.

    I didn't play any of these games but 4 at once seems like overkill.

    Quote Originally Posted by Romgor View Post
    http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/01/...down-four-mmos

    They explain their reasoning for each game in this article.
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    ah ****, i loved wizardry

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    I wonder how Free Realms Lifetime membership people feel now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by marcipaans View Post
    I wonder how Free Realms Lifetime membership people feel now.
    I almost bought it, I'm glad I didn't.

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    i think its best to only play games which are run for love rather than money.
    so the devs must still play the game and must be more concerned for the fun than because of a profit motive.

    because the moment a big publisher steps in and runs it for money, they will always shut it down to push players to begin paying again for the next new title.

    though of course, it worries me to think what if Champions of Regnum was shut down anyway.
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    http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/01/...down-four-mmos

    They explain their reasoning for each game in this article.

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    Wizardry? Nooooooooooooooooooo! :-(


    Edit: But I can see how permadeath and PK made that game unpopular. I really want a Wizardry MMO, but it should probably focus on clearing complicated and huge dungeons rather than permadeath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by queenvoo View Post
    i think its best to only play games which are run for love rather than money.
    The ones run for love rather than money are the ones usually closing down.
    See Glitch. It's sad just reading the closing statement.

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    Free Realms and Wizardry??? Those were great games! I can't believe this. And I already know Sony sucks (if you try to post any music on Youtube). But man. IF YOU DEVELOP AN MMO THAT PEOPLE SPEND THEIR TIME AND MONEY ON THEN DON'T SHUT IT DOWN!!! There's an emotional attachment to the game and your character. It's like taking away a child's pet and saying "that's too expensive to care for so we're killing it".

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    Jan 14th 2014 -- Vanguard's Cave of Wonders releases today
    Jan 24th 2014 -- SOE shuttering Vanguard, Clone Wars, Free Realms, and Wizardry

    They first content update in years right before they announce the shutdown of the game? lawl

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    Are you kidding me right now, Sony?

    I absolutely loved Free Realms. What a bummer...

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    vanguard had such potential when it first came out.
    @marcipaans if like me not giving a shit as it was 35 bucks like 4 years ago.

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    Freerealms lasted WAY to long o,o

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave!Yognaught View Post
    Freerealms lasted WAY to long o,o
    you do not know anything ! ... Free Realms was a game which Onrpg occupied like bugs we used to play the hell out of that game ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by poeticas View Post
    you do not know anything ! ... Free Realms was a game which Onrpg occupied like bugs we used to play the hell out of that game ...
    I know a game that was made for children which lasted longer than it should have ._.

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    I liked Vanguard :/ It was my go-to Fantasy Themepark. I remember when I bought it waaaaay back when SOE first got the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airsyk View Post
    Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures and Free Realms will close on March 31st. Vanguard and Wizardry Online will bow out on July 31st.

    I didn't play any of these games but 4 at once seems like overkill.
    Beta for EQN: Landmark starts in March or so by the way; and that's run by SOE too. Might be wanting to dedicate more resources. Among other things.

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    This one caught me off guard. SOE never closes anything. Hell they're still updating the original Everquest with a dedicated team of six.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airsyk View Post
    Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures and Free Realms will close on March 31st. Vanguard and Wizardry Online will bow out on July 31st.

    I didn't play any of these games but 4 at once seems like overkill.
    This is 2014 so yeah, things needs to be set free.

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