Yesterday, I downloaded this title onto my computer to take a look at my characters. Last time I played was around 6 years ago. I have a level 13 Paladin as my main and a level 6 monk. Took me a minute to find which server I was on. I was really excited to see my paladin in his killer gear and even a chant or two. I could not wait to drop in on my server.
Upon logging into the server. I logged into a once thriving and bustling tavern. Upon entry I noticed it was still thriving. Except, only with NPC's. I was in shock! As this was a popular tavern 6 years ago. Now it is a empty tavern. No players other than me. So I told myself "(Wishfully)People must have moved to a different local". Boy was I even in for more of a shock. Everywhere I went in the main hub on this server was completely empty. It seemed I was the only actual player playing on this entire server. Not a single soul. Talk about a disappointment.
It is not the first time I experienced a lack of people when it comes to a game. Many years ago I gave Horizonshttp://www.ign.com/articles/2004/01/08/horizons-empires-of-istaria-review
a shot. I was the only person that joined that game as well. So, now knowing what Dungeons and Dragons has become. Why is this title still around. I know this game cannot be making any money. Perhaps Turbine is soaking off of LOTRO's good population. As well as Asheron Calls small but solid base.
Does anyone still play this? This is a incredible disappointment for me. I still have around 800 coins. Feels like a waste now.