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The Matrix Online: Closing July 31, Game Over Q&A

SzarkSzark News ManagerAnna Regina, NSPosts: 4,420Member

The folks at the Matrix Online recently announced that players would be jacking out for the last time as the game is set to close down for good at the end of July. To clear up lingering questions about the shut down SOE has posted a Q&A.

As you have recently read in Dan “Walrus” Myers producer letter All Good Things Must End, The Matrix Online service will be discontinued and the servers will go dark on July 31st. After 4 memorable years of sharing amazing stories and epic adventures with a wonderful and dedicated community, we saw how deep the rabbit hole went and it was time to write the final chapter of the story. We understand that there are many questions and will do our best to answer them here.

What happens to all the code/data for The Matrix Online?

Sony Online Entertainment and Warner Brothers will retain all of the code and data from The Matrix Online.

Can someone open an emulated server for The Matrix Online?

Sony Online Entertainment and Warner Brothers hold the copyrights for The Matrix Online stories and data so creating a fan owned and operated emulated MxO server would be against those copyrights.

Read more here.

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  • MJarkerMJarker afdgafgd, TXPosts: 3Member

    might want to proofread before posting lol

  • JonolinbJonolinb Hohenwald, TNPosts: 66Member
    Wow. Nice.
  • miagisanmiagisan NY, NYPosts: 5,156Member

    jacking off eh?

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  • SgtFrogSgtFrog LondonPosts: 5,001Member

    hmmm jacking off



    anyway, was this any good to begin with

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  • SzarkSzark News Manager Anna Regina, NSPosts: 4,420Member

    Obviously it was supposed to say jacking out. I assure you all that humorous typos are in no way related to the fact that this is my second last Friday doing this monkey job.

  • miagisanmiagisan NY, NYPosts: 5,156Member
    Originally posted by Szark


    Obviously it was supposed to say jacking out. I assure you all that humorous typos are in no way related to the fact that this is my second last Friday doing this monkey job.

     

    awww /hugs szark

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  • abyss610abyss610 northern cambria, PAPosts: 1,131Member

    wow didn't think SOE would ever close a game after they added the station pass.

  • ValeranValeran Indianapolis, INPosts: 925Member
    Originally posted by Szark


    Obviously it was supposed to say jacking out. I assure you all that humorous typos are in no way related to the fact that this is my second last Friday doing this monkey job.

     

    You gotta admit its a good laugh though.  ;)

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  • etherionetherion GarPosts: 7Member

    *coughing fit*

  • BodeusBodeus Spartanburg, SCPosts: 516Member

    I never thought it would happen. I bet this will worry the Vanguards folks. Its seems SOE WILL cloase down games that do not do well. So much for permenant life support.

  • InktomiInktomi merrick, NYPosts: 663Member
    Originally posted by Szark


    Obviously it was supposed to say jacking out. I assure you all that humorous typos are in no way related to the fact that this is my second last Friday doing this monkey job.

    I'll do your monkey job, where can I apply?

    I'm being dead serious.

    Why did this game fail and how come SOE just does this without any recourse for the community?

     

  • lornphoenixlornphoenix Seaford, DEPosts: 993Member
    Originally posted by SgtFrog


    hmmm jacking off





    anyway, was this any good to begin with

     

    It was ok, but not good enough to warrent subbing to, imo.

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  • GameloadingGameloading NAPosts: 14,182Member

    The Matrix Online has, imo, always been one of the most underrated and overlooked MMORPG's out there. It still stands out as one of the best movie licensed video games ever.

  • musicmannmusicmann port allen, LAPosts: 1,107Member

    Well with the Agency and DC Universe coming out not only does shutting down the Matrix doesn't surprise me but i wouldn't put it past them doing the same thing to SWG. Vanguard seems like it has somewhat of a stronger community than those two had so i see them keeping that game going.

  • ValeranValeran Indianapolis, INPosts: 925Member
    Originally posted by Inktomi

    Originally posted by Szark


    Obviously it was supposed to say jacking out. I assure you all that humorous typos are in no way related to the fact that this is my second last Friday doing this monkey job.

    I'll do your monkey job, where can I apply?

    I'm being dead serious.

    Why did this game fail and how come SOE just does this without any recourse for the community?

     

     

    You seriously need to ask this question?

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    Ten Golden Rules Of Videogame Fanboyism

    "SOE has probably united more gamers in hatred than Blizzard has subs"...daelnor

  • hayes303hayes303 Edmonton, ABPosts: 369Member

    Vanguard seems to be going through a bit of a resurgence. People must be getting a bit tired of wow, beause there seem to be a lot of people taking a second look at vanguard now.

  • bmdevinebmdevine Atlanta, GAPosts: 429Member
    Originally posted by Gameloading


    The Matrix Online has, imo, always been one of the most overrated and overlooked MMORPG's out there. It still stands out as one of the best movie licensed video games ever.

    Did you perhaps mean underrated and overlooked?  It sounds like that may be what you meant.

  • bmdevinebmdevine Atlanta, GAPosts: 429Member
    Originally posted by Szark


    Obviously it was supposed to say jacking out. I assure you all that humorous typos are in no way related to the fact that this is my second last Friday doing this monkey job.

    Monkey job = spanking?  Just wondering how the JO reference could have gotten in there...

  • InktomiInktomi merrick, NYPosts: 663Member

    You seriously need to ask this question? 

    Yes, I do. 

    And for once in my natural born life, in my history of playing mmorpg's I would like an intelligent and honest answer.

    Is that too much to ask?

    My reason, if I decide to play another SOE game, example:VANGUARD that Beauturkey has been talking about. I would like to know what kind of company I am getting involved with.

    I never did the EQ or EQ2 thing, I don't know the history of SOE to tough.

    Work with me here.

  • HeidiHeidi Houston, ORPosts: 27Member
    Originally posted by musicmann


    Well with the Agency and DC Universe coming out not only does shutting down the Matrix doesn't surprise me but i wouldn't put it past them doing the same thing to SWG. Vanguard seems like it has somewhat of a stronger community than those two had so i see them keeping that game going.



     

    You will not have long to wait for that realization of SWG closing down.  As Valeran and I have discussed in another thread Smedley has already put his foot in his mouth by stating in an interview that he cannot wait to play Bioware's version of SWG.  He has also stated that if SOE's SWG looses subscribers after SWTOR launches then he will possibly consider closing SWG.  Why this idiot is still President of SOE I have no idea. 

  • docminusdocminus J.Posts: 717Member
    Originally posted by Szark


    The folks at the Matrix Online recently announced that players would be jacking out for the last time as the game is set to close down for good at the end of July. To clear up lingering questions about the shut down SOE has posted a Q&A.

    As you have recently read in Dan “Walrus” Myers producer letter All Good Things Must End, The Matrix Online service will be discontinued and the servers will go dark on July 31st. After 4 memorable years of sharing amazing stories and epic adventures with a wonderful and dedicated community, we saw how deep the rabbit hole went and it was time to write the final chapter of the story. We understand that there are many questions and will do our best to answer them here.
    What happens to all the code/data for The Matrix Online?

    Sony Online Entertainment and Warner Brothers will retain all of the code and data from The Matrix Online.
    Can someone open an emulated server for The Matrix Online?

    Sony Online Entertainment and Warner Brothers hold the copyrights for The Matrix Online stories and data so creating a fan owned and operated emulated MxO server would be against those copyrights.

    Read more here.

    Sad that yet another MMO is closing down. MxO was my first, since I couldn't get a EU-copy of WoW at the time. And after that I continued to SWG actually, until the NGE hit and it became WoW after all....

    Let's not forget, that SOE didn't develop this game, they took over after 2(?) years. Not that they did such a great job keeping it alive of course....

    I wonder if we will see more MMO closures in the future, now that the market is starting to get flooded by them.

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  • ValeranValeran Indianapolis, INPosts: 925Member
    Originally posted by Inktomi


    You seriously need to ask this question? 
    Yes, I do. 
    And for once in my natural born life, in my history of playing mmorpg's I would like an intelligent and honest answer.
    Is that too much to ask?
    My reason, if I decide to play another SOE game, example:VANGUARD that Beauturkey has been talking about. I would like to know what kind of company I am getting involved with.
    I never did the EQ or EQ2 thing, I don't know the history of SOE to tough.
    Work with me here.

     

    Start with EQ and SWG.  SWG especially will give you enough history on how they feel about their customers via statements from their own pieholes.

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    Ten Golden Rules Of Videogame Fanboyism

    "SOE has probably united more gamers in hatred than Blizzard has subs"...daelnor

  • clwoodsclwoods Boardman, OHPosts: 625Member
    Originally posted by Gameloading


    The Matrix Online has, imo, always been one of the most overrated and overlooked MMORPG's out there. It still stands out as one of the best movie licensed video games ever.

    I think you mean underrated.

    I actually never played this, which is sad because I've seen the movie(the first one) well over 100 times.  Literally, best movie ever.

  • Greyhawk4x4Greyhawk4x4 Eagle Mountain, UTPosts: 471Member

    Very sad...MxO had so much potential.

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  • RandaltRandalt Toronto, ONPosts: 15Member

    I played MxO for a while, enjoyed it for the most part (the jumping!), but my PC on dialup had horrible, horrible lag and rubberbanding. I remember when the dozens of Neo/Agent Smith clones attacked players near the phone booths, it was so frustrating to not get a usable frame rate, even with every setting turned down. Got tired of the repetitive killing of gang members.

    I know much was fixed over time, including an updated fight system, and my PC & connection are better, but I'm on other games now. Thanks for the fun!

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