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Which of these dead MMO titles should not have been shut down

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  • PWN_FACEPWN_FACE SeoulMember Posts: 670

    The announcement to shut down SWG came when I was playing the free trial and had just decided I wanted to sub. I don't know what the game was like before the NGE, but even at the end, it  seemed  deeper and more interesting than the vast majority of games out at the time and now in spite of the dated graphics.

     

    As to Jagsman32's comment above, even though I agree with you that SWG (even at the end of its life) was a much better game than SWTOR, that doesn't change the fact (as much as I dislike it) that SWTOR now has more players than SWG ever had. 

     

     

  • maplestonemaplestone Ottawa, ONMember Posts: 3,099 Uncommon
    I've never being playing an MMO at the time that its shutdown was announced, so I don't feel right taking part in the poll.
  • tinoberserktinoberserk DordrechtMember Posts: 66 Uncommon
    i didn't even know Black Prophecy was shut down. *Crawls back under rock* 
  • ShazzelShazzel DEEZNUTS, SKMember Posts: 472
    Shadowbane was pretty solid and cost very little to run its 3-4 servers.. SB had its issues though, but mostly from neglect.
  • ShazzelShazzel DEEZNUTS, SKMember Posts: 472
    Wonder how long i can maintain zero stars, soo try hard.  8 years so far
  • ReklawReklaw Am.Member Posts: 6,495 Uncommon

    To be honost by now they are too dated. While I still have a certain gamers love for SWG I didn't play the game since 2007. Returning pass 2007 would only make the dissappointed for newer MMO's even greater to me due to the amount of things I could do in SWG that most MMORPG felt so incredible limited in comparison. And still feel very limited compared to what I was once had.

    Overall I simply dislike when games getting shutdown, regardless if I like or dislike the game because for every game I might dislike I know for a fact there are more people then me that might still enjoy those games. Sometimes I do understand why they need to be shutdown.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryMember Posts: 10,488 Epic

    I voted Other.  Not that I would know if they should or shouldn't have been shutdown but I wish these games would have found a home somewhere or remained open somehow (in no particular order):

    1. Dungeon Runners - Funny and fun.  It was a great hack-n-slash with some great humor and witty pop references.

    2. Tabula Rasa

    3. SWG

    4. CoH

    5. Lineage - It still operates in Korea and Asia and has a huge playerbase.  The game was simple in it's systems and rules, but complex with politics, guilds, and competition.

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  • sschruppsschrupp Cedar Rapids, IAMember Posts: 409 Uncommon
    Originally posted by doodphace
    My vote is Earth and Beyond, that game was the tits.

    That's got my vote. That game was a lot of fun and I don't think there's anything else like it currently.

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  • JyiigaJyiiga Seneca, SCMember Posts: 1,088 Uncommon

    SWG and COH should not have been shutdown... They were making money and they had features that you can not find in other MMO titles. Their fanbases were dedicated (even rabid). 

    I also wish Shadowbane had done better out of the gates and perhaps it would still be around. 

  • redcappredcapp brook, NYMember Posts: 722

    I voted SWG.

     

    That said, I also wish Shadowbane could have been more successful.  Had good times there, and it had a ton of potential. 

  • ThorbrandThorbrand West Palm Beach, FLMember Posts: 1,198
    There are games on the list that I would have liked to have not shut down but everyone of them needed to be shut down. Any MMO that goes beyond 5yrs should be shutdown unless it fits the level of EQ and WOW.
  • JonokuJonoku Cool, PAMember Posts: 645
    SWG, its really a no-brainer, just roll it back to pre-cu 2003 and relaunch it instead of keeping NGE up.

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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Sioux City, IAMember Posts: 3,828 Common

    Of those listed, I only played City of Heroes. I did enjoy my time there. Come to think of it, I don't know if there is another MMO that I have enjoyed playing that has shut down. Many have changed their basic game play or mechanics, but that is a different story :)

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  • RingsideRingside joliette, QCMember Posts: 245 Uncommon
    DARKFALL 1.0 ;(
  • LivnthedreamLivnthedream Salt Lake City, UTMember Posts: 555
    All of them should have been shut down, that is what happens when a game dies.
  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAMember Posts: 7,928
    Originally posted by Livnthedream
    All of them should have been shut down, that is what happens when a game dies.

    not all of them were shutdown because of lack of interest or players.. sometimes its developers screwing up their own game other times it's other factors inside the company that cause problems that lead to closures..

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  • SephirosoSephiroso Marietta, GAMember Posts: 1,323 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    SWG So I can play SWTOR not forced to witness all the hate toward it on these forums :)

    SWTOR is still a bad game, regardless if SWG was still around or not.

     

    Only thing SWTOR had going for it is the story and voice acting. rest of the game was below par.

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  • LivnthedreamLivnthedream Salt Lake City, UTMember Posts: 555
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Livnthedream
    All of them should have been shut down, that is what happens when a game dies.

    not all of them were shutdown because of lack of interest or players.. sometimes its developers screwing up their own game other times it's other factors inside the company that cause problems that lead to closures..

    Niether of those matter. A dead game is dead regardless. Even Coh.

  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAMember Posts: 7,928
    Originally posted by Livnthedream
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Livnthedream
    All of them should have been shut down, that is what happens when a game dies.

    not all of them were shutdown because of lack of interest or players.. sometimes its developers screwing up their own game other times it's other factors inside the company that cause problems that lead to closures..

    Niether of those matter. A dead game is dead regardless. Even Coh.

    what's your point? the OP was a hypothetical question to see what shutdown game people would like back the most

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  • Sk1ppeRSk1ppeR PlovdivMember Posts: 511
    If Tabula Rasa would launch TODAY I think it would've been a lot more succesfull, with the "modern" business plans instead of just, cutting it :| Really bad timing for such an amazing game :< 
  • jmcdermottukjmcdermottuk LiverpoolMember Posts: 1,339 Rare

    My 1st instinct was to vote for SWG, but then I thought about it. The SWG that was shut down wasn't the SWG I'd want to play. If it was pre CU then it's a no brainer but for the NGE SWG, nah.

    So my 2nd choice was E&B, but again, it would need to be supported properly instead of being ignored by EA because they thought they could get everyone to go play Sims online instead. And they destroyed Westwood Studios into the bargain. Yet another great developer to fall victim to EA and their ruthless quest for yet more profits.

  • LivnthedreamLivnthedream Salt Lake City, UTMember Posts: 555
    Originally posted by Aerowyn

    what's your point? the OP was a hypothetical question to see what shutdown game people would like back the most

    That is actually not what the op said. The op actually implies which one was shut down before its time had come, to which the answer is none of them. There is a reason each and every one of them had the plug pulled, and every single one was valid.

  • ShauneepeakShauneepeak Biddeford, MEMember Posts: 424 Uncommon
    Did not know City of Heroes was shutdown think my local Walmart still has a few copies. XD
  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAMember Posts: 7,928
    Originally posted by Livnthedream
    Originally posted by Aerowyn

    what's your point? the OP was a hypothetical question to see what shutdown game people would like back the most

    That is actually not what the op said. The op actually implies which one was shut down before its time had come, to which the answer is none of them. There is a reason each and every one of them had the plug pulled, and every single one was valid.

    guess that's true he does say should not of been shut down....what's considered valid? if there is enough of a playerbase to keep a game alive and profitable and it closes for other reasons is that not a good enough reason that people should not want the game back?

    is a dev destroying their own game by completely changing its core foundations people came to love over the years to the point almost no one wants to play instead of just polishing up and fixing the problems that were there then shutting it down valid reason for people? 

    I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  • JonokuJonoku Cool, PAMember Posts: 645
    Originally posted by Sephiroso
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    SWG So I can play SWTOR not forced to witness all the hate toward it on these forums :)

    SWTOR is still a bad game, regardless if SWG was still around or not.

     

    Only thing SWTOR had going for it is the story and voice acting. rest of the game was below par.

    But again, there would still be less hate on SWTOR because people would be distracted with SWG.

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