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Author: laceyb

About relaunching a dead MMORPG

Posted by laceyb Wednesday June 11 2014 at 2:23PM
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It's never pretty when an MMORPG closes its doors. Most of the MMOs that die are the unpopular ones that never became popular, nevertheless I know that all of those now defunct games had players who are now left all alone in the cold. I feel sad just thinking about it, how people can play their character for years, make lots of friends,  get excited over rare loot, achieve so many in-game goals, and then one day their character and its history is just gone for good.

I particularly remember when City of Heroes and Glitch closed down, the players must have felt so bad.

However, it's not all gloom and doom. There are a few dead MMORPGs that have been brought back to life. To give just one example, when free to play MMORPG publisher Outspark went kaput Luvinia Online also closed. Six months later, a new publisher took over and relaunched it. Now Luvinia is doing better than ever, with higher resolution graphics and a new expansion.

This, my very first blog post, is therefore dedicated to the good folks of the Phoenix Project, also known as City of Titans (, a Kickstarted-funded game that is the spiritual successor to City of Heroes.

Here's to you, Missing Worlds Media! I really hope that you will be able to re-create CoH in all its glory. 

falc0n writes: Its always sad when a game closes..I was part of the SWG community that got ripped off with an NGE, I tried to keep playing for a long time but in the end I couldnt do it because it just wasnt the same game. At the same time when they shut the game down I was crushed because I had put in 3 very fun and exciting years into it.  I also played city of heroes but wasnt playing when they shut down either.  Wed Jun 11 2014 9:31PM Report
Another_Fan writes:

Ouch Missing worlds media doesn't look good at all. First they are trying to recreate an MMO on a $750,000 kickstarter, using the unreal engine.  Their most recent progress is getting textures on the landscape ? and they still seem to be arguing about the powersystem 6 months later ?


Hope they pull it off but, it looks like they are going to need at least 4-5 more rounds of funding, no idea how that will work in the context of a kickstarter or if there will have to be an impact on people who already funded.

Wed Jun 11 2014 10:51PM Report writes:
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