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

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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.

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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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    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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    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 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.
    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.

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