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MMO Game Closures

Discussion in 'Game News' started by ogreman, Feb 9, 2012.

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    ogreman

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    Yes, that is definitely a surprising one. It is a shame that it can't be bought by somebody else and continued.
     
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    Honestly I think this was just a cash grab for NCSoft, they really didn't give the F2P model a fair shake. I think given the games age they just wanted to get what they could then retire it so they could put more focus on Aion and Lineage 2 (both pretty big over in Asia still).. Guild Wars 2 and WildStar which are new and vary promising... especially in the West which was CoH main market.

    They might hold onto the brand for a CoH2 in the future, which would be cool but otherwise I'm with you I'd like to see NCSoft sell the brand rather than it's just sit collecting dust :/
     
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    Aaddron Bright Shadow and Repulse got relaunched by another companies, dunno about Iris ;)
     
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    If they have I haven't been able to find them, do you have links?

    Edit: Official Facebook Pages of each confirm they've been shutdown. Bright Shadow Online - Aug. 30, Repulse - Sept. 4, Iris' Online - No Official Announcement but has some disgruntled fans comments lol
     
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    Whou, they are shutting it down again, those games have been shut down twice only this year omg....
     
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    Yeah it's pretty pathetic :/ The MMO market is way over saturated with crappy games... it's a growing problem with the F2P market, too many companies are not interested in putting in the time to make good games, they just reskin it... add a gimmick... label it free... milk it... kill it... repeat. *sigh*

    They also don't seem to be interested in running games either... it's basically release the game, do a good job the first 2 weeks then let it run on autopilot with the occasional event and update to make it look like they are actually still doing something.
     
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    True, it's more and more games that end up like that, it's actually sad since I know many games are actually pretty good and don't deserve to be treated like that, I played bright shadow for quite some time and I tell you it was one of the best MMOs I've played...
     
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    Yup, it's too the point were it's starting to choke out even the good games. :/
     
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    I can get access to Kunlun Online.
     
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    Typo suppose to be can't? Confirmed, Kunlun Online has been shutdown.

    Kunlun Online and it's developer SmartCell Technology, LLC websites are no longer working. SmartCell Technology, LLC wiki page says they've closed.

    SmartCell Technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Kunlun Online is in the MMORPG section of the Review Directory.
     
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    Dang.. Didn't that recently come out?
     
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    Not sure when it came out but it have been out for about a year or more I think. Last time I heard anything of it was a couple of months ago, and then it was still in beta.
     
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    World of Cars Online?
     
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    Unfortunately, Brawl Busters has closed.
     
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    List of Shutdown MMOs in 2013

    BattleForge
    Scarlet Legacy
    Toontown Online
    Drift City
    ArmyRage
    Artic Combat
    District 187
    Renaissance Heroes
    KnightAge
    Pirates of the Caribbean Online
    Maesta
    Brawl Busters
    Heroes in the Sky
    Rise of the Immortals
    Priston Tale 2

    and some other mmos too
     
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    Huh, RockHippo game? I totally didn't see that one coming.
     
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    Good list, Wicked:). There will probably be several more before the year ends.
     
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