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Happy Birthday Mortal Online 2 Years Old!

username509username509 beverly hills, CAPosts: 635Member

Mortal Online turned 2 years old today.  It has lasted longer than Dawntide, APB, and EarthRise put together.  Happy birthday Mortal Online I'm sure this game will last many more years.

http://sandboxer.org/?p=1083

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  • GTwanderGTwander San Diego, CAPosts: 6,035Member

    Here's hoping it pulls an EVE Online out of it's ass and hits a major stride in another 2.

    Good job StarVault (and good luck).

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  • TalonsinTalonsin Posts: 1,469Member Uncommon

    Two years without making a profit.  Happy Birthday!

  • PyrateLVPyrateLV Las Vegas, NVPosts: 1,096Member Common
    Originally posted by GTwander

    Here's hoping it pulls an EVE Online out of it's ass and hits a major stride in another 2.

    Ouch. That would be something huge to pull out of ones ass

    Tried: EQ2 - AC - EU - HZ - TR - MxO - TTO - WURM - SL - VG:SoH - PotBS - PS - AoC - WAR - DDO - SWTOR
    Played: UO - EQ1 - AO - DAoC - NC - CoH/CoV - SWG - WoW - EVE - AA - LotRO - DFO - STO - FE - MO - RIFT
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  • ToferioToferio RandomPosts: 1,403Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by username509

      It has lasted longer than Dawntide, APB, and EarthRise put together.  

    You sure like to shout false facts. APB is doing just fine, Dawntide was never released to begin with (Shall we count all games that never were released?) and EarthRise was taken down for re-development. See, some developers take responsibility and actually take games down for a completel rehaul when they see it's a mess. Some try to go with bandaid solutions, as in SVs case.

  • spacebotspacebot kingsport, TNPosts: 148Member

    I am kinda surprised it's been two years. I remmeber reading on thier web site how the lead dev had something like 11 years mmo experience. He was around 22 or so. Something like that. I'm sure someone will correct me, but anyway I came away with the feeling this would be another failed mmo. Failed as in not running. Not sure if you can count it as a success, but it IS still here so that's something.

  • bingbongbrosbingbongbros Vista, CAPosts: 650Member Uncommon

    Quick! Kill it with fire! While we have it distracted at its b-day party!!

    Playing: Smite, Marvel Heroes
    Played: Nexus:Kingdom of the Winds, Everquest, DAoC, Everquest 2, WoW, Matrix Online, Vangaurd, SWG, DDO, EVE, Fallen Earth, LoTRo, CoX, Champions Online, WAR, Darkfall, Mortal Online, Guild Wars, Rift, Tera, Aion, AoC, Gods and Heroes, DCUO, FF14, TSW, SWTOR, GW2, Wildstar, ESO, ArcheAge
    Waiting On: Nothing. Mmorpg's are dead.

  • ToferioToferio RandomPosts: 1,403Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by spacebot

     Failed as in not running. Not sure if you can count it as a success, but it IS still here so that's something.

    Well, as others mentioned before the cost of actually keeping a smaller scale online game running post launch isn't that great.  They are down to only core team, about six people or so, remaining on the payroll and the server cost. Seems that their current income from the handful of active players covers that enough to allow them to keep going.

  • osmundaosmunda slidell, LAPosts: 1,087Member

    @ Toferio:  Regarding the comparison to Dawntide, that never stopped anyone from comparing Mortal to Mourning.  APB shut down and was bought by another company, so v1.0 is not "doing fine"

    @ username509: You missed Lego universe (admittedly a different target audience) and Project Copernicus. An argument vould be made that Gods and Heroes should be included too, but it hasn't quite stopped breathing yet.

    Anyway, congratulations to Starvault. 2 years, still running and still in active development. Here's hoping that they do end up reflecting some of the development history of EVE. (like GTwander said).

  • deathshrouddeathshroud londonPosts: 1,366Member
    Originally posted by osmunda

    @ Toferio:  Regarding the comparison to Dawntide, that never stopped anyone from comparing Mortal to Mourning.  APB shut down and was bought by another company, so v1.0 is not "doing fine"

    @ username509: You missed Lego universe (admittedly a different target audience) and Project Copernicus. An argument vould be made that Gods and Heroes should be included too, but it hasn't quite stopped breathing yet.

    Anyway, congratulations to Starvault. 2 years, still running and still in active development. Here's hoping that they do end up reflecting some of the development history of EVE. (like GTwander said).

    people still compare MO to Dark and Light , but only on these forums :)

     

    happy birthday MO lets hope you live to see 3.

     

    edit- dont really like sandboxer.org not that its a bad site. Just that its reviews and opinions are basically the opinions of 1 man with a grudge agaisnt themepark mmos. I love sandbox games but i do think there is some fun to be had in most themeparks albiet only for the first month or so. But giving games like diablo3 1/10 is abit silly imo its a 6/10.

    there are 2 types of mmo, imitators and innovaters.

  • DAS1337DAS1337 Parma, OHPosts: 2,404Member

    I wouldn't even call APB a true MMO.  Just go back and look at the games you compared it to, I wouldn't consider that a great compliment.

     

    As we all know, they have a few thousand people still playing that game.  Any less and we may not even call MO a MMO any more, eh?  

     

    Congratulations SV for pulling the wool over the eyes of your customers for this long. 

  • ToferioToferio RandomPosts: 1,403Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by osmunda

    @ Toferio:  Regarding the comparison to Dawntide, that never stopped anyone from comparing Mortal to Mourning.  APB shut down and was bought by another company, so v1.0 is not "doing fine"

    Give credit where credits due, it is compared to Mourning due to the attitude of developers which some posters perceive as sketchy, not due to its life length. Nor does it matter what version APB is up to, last time I checked MO was heading to version 3:P

  • ilivesilives Fort Dodge, KSPosts: 418Member

    An amazing feat given the company has lost 96% of it value in those 2 years.

    Where have all the "good" shills gone?

  • SHOE788SHOE788 Ankeny, IAPosts: 700Member

    Do people actually read that website? What a load of garbage.

    If you want a good laugh, read the diablo 3 "review".

    http://sandboxer.org/?p=1049

  • SaintPhilipSaintPhilip Bree, MIPosts: 713Member
    Originally posted by SHOE788

    Do people actually read that website? What a load of garbage.

    If you want a good laugh, read the diablo 3 "review".

    http://sandboxer.org/?p=1049

    LOL- I agreed with his Diablo 3 impression except that I kind of enjoy the Art.

    Other than that I have to say "HAPPY BIRTHDAY MO" and I hope we get many more years of laughs from this game. No other game has given me the entertainment value as MO. I bought the Box and paid for 1 month sub and am STILL being entertained YEARS LATER... Hell, I spent far more on UO and it stopped being entertaining once I was done playing. Dollar for Dollar I have gotten more laughs from this game than any other form of entertainment.

     

     

  • GTwanderGTwander San Diego, CAPosts: 6,035Member

    For every triple-A game that releases and is shitty, there is only a couple months of hate before the disgruntled fans move on. Amazing how an amateur game made by a handful of Scandinavians is all it takes to be "Cool to Hate" for years and years, and have them hound the forums as if it's a personal matter.

    Well done, people.

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  • deathshrouddeathshroud londonPosts: 1,366Member
    Originally posted by GTwander

    For every triple-A game that releases and is shitty, there is only a couple months of hate before the disgruntled fans move on. Amazing how an amateur game made by a handful of Scandinavians is all it takes to be "Cool to Hate" for years and years, and have them hound the forums as if it's a personal matter.

    Well done, people.

    MO is an easy target for bullies :(

    there are 2 types of mmo, imitators and innovaters.

  • DunworthDunworth Burgaw, NCPosts: 29Member

    Happy birthday MO,  I was there for your birth and even pre-ordered.  I remember the big day, Got my cd, installed game did numerious updates and logged on. only to be ganked any time I went out  of a safe zone.  Did not last 2 weeks.

    went back a year later and tried again only to find I could not get to NPC's because of peeps blocking the doorways and not moving  so no one could get in or out.  Real highclass player base.

  • ltankltank Fort Myers, FLPosts: 288Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by GTwander

    For every triple-A game that releases and is shitty, there is only a couple months of hate before the disgruntled fans move on. Amazing how an amateur game made by a handful of Scandinavians is all it takes to be "Cool to Hate" for years and years, and have them hound the forums as if it's a personal matter.

    Well done, people.

    Agree

  • deathshrouddeathshroud londonPosts: 1,366Member
    Originally posted by Dunworth

    Happy birthday MO,  I was there for your birth and even pre-ordered.  I remember the big day, Got my cd, installed game did numerious updates and logged on. only to be ganked any time I went out  of a safe zone.  Did not last 2 weeks.

    went back a year later and tried again only to find I could not get to NPC's because of peeps blocking the doorways and not moving  so no one could get in or out.  Real highclass player base.

    blocking will always be a problem for a gmae with player on player collision but twitch based pvp requires it unless you want to spend all your time running throguh each other in combat.

    They added a push mechanic, its abit buggy but if you aim slightly above the thing you want to push you will push them every single time perfect for moving someone out of the way of a door. However if your still having issues then contacting a gm should solve it since blocking doorways for any length of time is against the rules.

     

    As for being ganked yea it sucks and mo needs to do soemthing about the rampant mass murdering.

    there are 2 types of mmo, imitators and innovaters.

  • SaintPhilipSaintPhilip Bree, MIPosts: 713Member
    Originally posted by deathshroud
    Originally posted by GTwander

    For every triple-A game that releases and is shitty, there is only a couple months of hate before the disgruntled fans move on. Amazing how an amateur game made by a handful of Scandinavians is all it takes to be "Cool to Hate" for years and years, and have them hound the forums as if it's a personal matter.

    Well done, people.

    MO is an easy target for bullies :(

    But...But... But... It didnt have to be that way.

    MO is like the kid who arrives at a new school and brags about being a Karate Champion, Pro Race Car Driver, Published Horror Writer and bestselling Filmaker all in one- All while dating 2 bi-sexual Cheerleaders (from a different school, of coarse...)

    But then you look at the guy and talk to the guy and... Everyone knows he full of shit.

    -And yet shit he still talks- Even while getting his head stuffed in the toilet and his ass kicked every day.

  • ltankltank Fort Myers, FLPosts: 288Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SaintPhilip
    Originally posted by deathshroud
    Originally posted by GTwander

    For every triple-A game that releases and is shitty, there is only a couple months of hate before the disgruntled fans move on. Amazing how an amateur game made by a handful of Scandinavians is all it takes to be "Cool to Hate" for years and years, and have them hound the forums as if it's a personal matter.

    Well done, people.

    MO is an easy target for bullies :(

    But...But... But... It didnt have to be that way.

    MO is like the kid who arrives at a new school and brags about being a Karate Champion, Pro Race Car Driver, Published Horror Writer and bestselling Filmaker all in one- All while dating 2 bi-sexual Cheerleaders (from a different school, of coarse...)

    But then you look at the guy and talk to the guy and... Everyone knows he full of shit.

    -And yet shit he still talks- Even while getting his head stuffed in the toilet and his ass kicked every day.

    What is this I don't even...

  • GTwanderGTwander San Diego, CAPosts: 6,035Member
    Originally posted by SaintPhilip
    Originally posted by deathshroud
    Originally posted by GTwander

    For every triple-A game that releases and is shitty, there is only a couple months of hate before the disgruntled fans move on. Amazing how an amateur game made by a handful of Scandinavians is all it takes to be "Cool to Hate" for years and years, and have them hound the forums as if it's a personal matter.

    Well done, people.

    MO is an easy target for bullies :(

    But...But... But... It didnt have to be that way.

    MO is like the kid who arrives at a new school and brags about being a Karate Champion, Pro Race Car Driver, Published Horror Writer and bestselling Filmaker all in one- All while dating 2 bi-sexual Cheerleaders (from a different school, of coarse...)

    But then you look at the guy and talk to the guy and... Everyone knows he full of shit.

    -And yet shit he still talks- Even while getting his head stuffed in the toilet and his ass kicked every day.

    I lolled a bit, and it actually does have a point to it.

    ~but in this case EA would be the same kid, but nobody is going to mess with him because he has rich parents... hell, they might even show up at his birthday party.

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  • BurntvetBurntvet Baltimore, MDPosts: 2,941Member Uncommon

    And I seriously doubt that MO will survive to year 3.

    The stock for SV is trading at about $.01 (US) - a new all time low, so instead of paying SV your sub fee, you could buy 1,500 share of stock in their "fantastically managed" company!

    Bah on this game, no point in even taking about it...

     

     

  • fascismfascism marquette, MIPosts: 358Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by GTwander
    Originally posted by SaintPhilip
    Originally posted by deathshroud
    Originally posted by GTwander

    For every triple-A game that releases and is shitty, there is only a couple months of hate before the disgruntled fans move on. Amazing how an amateur game made by a handful of Scandinavians is all it takes to be "Cool to Hate" for years and years, and have them hound the forums as if it's a personal matter.

    Well done, people.

    MO is an easy target for bullies :(

    But...But... But... It didnt have to be that way.

    MO is like the kid who arrives at a new school and brags about being a Karate Champion, Pro Race Car Driver, Published Horror Writer and bestselling Filmaker all in one- All while dating 2 bi-sexual Cheerleaders (from a different school, of coarse...)

    But then you look at the guy and talk to the guy and... Everyone knows he full of shit.

    -And yet shit he still talks- Even while getting his head stuffed in the toilet and his ass kicked every day.

    I lolled a bit, and it actually does have a point to it.

    ~but in this case EA would be the same kid, but nobody is going to mess with him because he has rich parents... hell, they might even show up at his birthday party.

    right because nobody ever says anything negative about EA, the studios it owns or the products it puts its logo on.

  • CroniteLoreCroniteLore EnglandiumPosts: 99Member
    Originally posted by Burntvet

    And I seriously doubt that MO will survive to year 3.

    The stock for SV is trading at about $.01 (US) - a new all time low, so instead of paying SV your sub fee, you could buy 1,500 share of stock in their "fantastically managed" company!

    Bah on this game, no point in even taking about it...

     

     

    Oh please, ppl have been predicting them going out of business since day 1 - they're wrong and you probably are too.

    Only SV know what's going on and they're not saying.

    "In MO, even the haters are hardcore!" - ltank

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