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.
Be warned - I am a major player of Regnum Online the mmo. I've been playing it for about 2 years and rarely go without logging in at least once a day. You can also look at good alternatives to Regnum such ase Aion online and Aika Online.
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".