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WARCRYtmWARCRYtm LisboaPosts: 875Member

Hi all

With the recent news about NcSoft Closing City of Heroes and many other games they closed (Tabula Rasa, Auto Assault, Dungeon Runners, Draconica, Exteel, Point Blank) any one is afraid that they do the same with guild wars if it is not profitable? Or they cant do it because the game belongs to ArenaNet?

Regards

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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,638Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by WARCRYtm

    Hi all

    With the recent news about NcSoft Closing City of Heroes and many other games they closed (Tabula Rasa, Auto Assault, Dungeon Runners, Draconica, Exteel, Point Blank) any one is afraid that they do the same with guild wars if it is not profitable? Or they cant do it because the game belongs to ArenaNet?

    Regards

    Just as much a chance as any other company closing a game once it's not profitable, possibly less since NCSoft has a track record of keeping a game open far longer than most others would.

    Draconica is GPotato, and Point Blank didn't do well in either Korea or China, which is why both NCSoft and Shanda dropped it. If you liked Point Blank, check out Project Blackout as it is the same game just re-released under another name.

     

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  • TeknoBugTeknoBug Calgary, ABPosts: 2,156Member

    Actually NCSoft drops games like a hot rock compared to other major companies (SOE kept Matrix Online up for far too long and they still have Vanguard up). Tabula Rasa lasted only a year, but that was something NCSoft did themselves to get out of the deal with Garriot (read up on it), Auto Assault went pretty fast and so did Exteel.

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  • korent1991korent1991 CakovecPosts: 1,390Member

    ARENAnet is a studio in ownership of NCSoft,but that doesn't mean ANet does what NCSoft tells them to. I kinda got the idea that NCsoft just takes a bit of profits and let ANet do what they want, they were doing really a great job so far.

    Since ANet had GW1 running for really a long time now and it was profitable enough just with its few million copies sold over all those years I doubt GW2 would even come under consideration of being "shut down". The game sold over 2 million copies IN FIRST WEEK! It has A LOT of players, add to that they're making an e-sport out of it - and you got a game with a lot of pvp players alone. 

    Hell, they're still runing GW1 servers! I have no fear :D

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  • botrytisbotrytis In Flux, MIPosts: 2,567Member
    Originally posted by WARCRYtm

    Hi all

    With the recent news about NcSoft Closing City of Heroes and many other games they closed (Tabula Rasa, Auto Assault, Dungeon Runners, Draconica, Exteel, Point Blank) any one is afraid that they do the same with guild wars if it is not profitable? Or they cant do it because the game belongs to ArenaNet?

    Regards

    NCSoft hasn't closed down GW1 and I would think GW1 would be closed down before GW2 and A.Net has already said that as long as people wer eplaying the servers won't be closed down.

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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,638Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by TeknoBug

    Actually NCSoft drops games like a hot rock compared to other major companies (SOE kept Matrix Online up for far too long and they still have Vanguard up). Tabula Rasa lasted only a year, but that was something NCSoft did themselves to get out of the deal with Garriot (read up on it), Auto Assault went pretty fast and so did Exteel.

    Three years for Exteel is 'pretty fast'?

    Also, Auto Assault was bleeding money from the minute the servers went up, yet they still kept it running for a year and a half to try to make it work.

    A company is going to shut down a game once it's no longer profitable. some companies faster than others, but NCSoft is one with a history of giving it every chance before going that route. I get it - you're jaded over TR and CoH. No one is looking to deprive you of your rsentment, but to make claims like the one above is silly as history and fact say otherwise. 

    There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein
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  • jondifooljondifool cphPosts: 1,114Member
    Can we wait with this discussion until the 7-8 years Gw1 is shut down , if ever ? It's kind of pointless to have now ? 

    read how to create a succesfull mmo before posting about GW2. And read tao of ArenaNet before talking about innovation in GW2

  • mazutmazut SofiaPosts: 885Member Uncommon
    Lineage was running for 13 years and L2 is still there. Aion as well seems stable.
  • TeknoBugTeknoBug Calgary, ABPosts: 2,156Member


    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    Originally posted by TeknoBug Actually NCSoft drops games like a hot rock compared to other major companies (SOE kept Matrix Online up for far too long and they still have Vanguard up). Tabula Rasa lasted only a year, but that was something NCSoft did themselves to get out of the deal with Garriot (read up on it), Auto Assault went pretty fast and so did Exteel.
    Three years for Exteel is 'pretty fast'?

    Also, Auto Assault was bleeding money from the minute the servers went up, yet they still kept it running for a year and a half to try to make it work.

    A company is going to shut down a game once it's no longer profitable. some companies faster than others, but NCSoft is one with a history of giving it every chance before going that route. I get it - you're jaded over TR and CoH. No one is looking to deprive you of your rsentment, but to make claims like the one above is silly as history and fact say otherwise. 



    Hm Exteel was 2 years, yes AA was 1.5 years, still pretty short lived. Like I said the Matrix Online was up from 2005 til 2009 with almost no breath left, Vanguard is still going along with just 2 servers.


    But those don't even compare to Hellgate: London that didn't even have a proper launch and All Points Bulletin that went down a month and half later but was lucky to be revived again.

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  • skydiver12skydiver12 burgundPosts: 432Member

    Lineage1 is still running in korea.
    Shutting down games that are not profitable isn't exactly the purest evil possible. It's quite understandable.

    For clarification, if you want to call a devil by it's name, it's NCWEST <not> NCSOFT :)

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