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The staff of MMORPG.com gets together to bring you some behind the scenes insights on stories, the industry and the site itself.

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Contributors: BillMurphy,MikeB,garrett,SBFord,Grakulen,

We're Back! Thanks for Bearing With Us

Posted by BillMurphy Tuesday October 30 2012 at 5:50PM
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Hey folks!

I just wanted to take a brief moment to thank you all for your patience as we and our hosting provider worked through our server outage.  Who knew that Sandy could take out MMORPG.com and its sister sites (FPSGuru and RTSGuru)? But, now the site has been re-booted and we're all free to spend the next few days talking about the Lucasfilm/Disney merger... and how much Episode 7 of Star Wars might actually be good without Lucas.

Thank you all for your patience during the outage.  We hope everyone came through the worst of the storm alright.  I live in Ohio, and even we were feeling its power out here in the Buckeye state.

The news is going to start coming back ASAP, and we'll have our features begin posting tomorrow AM.  

Now let's get back to gaming!

plescure writes:

we've missed you! not that ive been panicking or anything but im sure ive tried the site 20+ times today!

 

i need to face the possibility that i may be a nerd

Tue Oct 30 2012 6:25PM Report
jleeii writes:

I already faced it, I am a nerd! I kept trying the site....and trying....and trying.....adn....well you get the idea.

 

Welcome Back MMORPG.com!!

Tue Oct 30 2012 7:05PM Report
spookydom writes: Welcome back. Hope you are all ok over there at mmorpg.com towers. Tue Oct 30 2012 7:08PM Report
EvilGeek writes: Welcome back, was weird not getting my mmorpg.com fix. Hope alls safe over there! Tue Oct 30 2012 7:20PM Report
Hrimnir writes:

THIS IS MADNESS!!! THIS IS BLASPHEMY!!!

In all seriousness though, you were only down a few hours, no biggy.

As for Lucasarts... quite possibly the best news i've read in the past year.

My only concern is Star Wars can and has made very adult oriented games before, some of their best as a matter of fact (Dark Forces anyone?).  I won't lie and say i'm not a little worried Disney will turn the IP into a kiddy-bop money machine and basically crap on the IP in a totally different way than George Lucas has.

Tue Oct 30 2012 7:28PM Report
nycplayboy78 writes: Ok Bill-O yous guys are forgiven...Don't let it happen again :p Tue Oct 30 2012 7:45PM Report
Grakulen writes: Personally I think episode 7 could be better made by Disney than if Lucas tried to make it. Tue Oct 30 2012 7:58PM Report
Terranah writes: When I tried to log on this morning your site wouldn't load. Since you are part of my morning ritual I have felt a little off all day. Glad you are back. (group hug) And yeah, I am so excited Disney bought Lucasfilms because Lucas has said he would not make any more Star Wars movies, and that is just wrong. After he made the last Star Wars movie and made that announcement I was very sad for the IP, because I love Star Wars and I know there are a lot more great stories to tell in that universe. I hope Disney does it justice. Tue Oct 30 2012 8:08PM Report
shantideva writes: R.I.P Star Wars... Tue Oct 30 2012 8:25PM Report
Arglebargle writes: "R.I.P Star Wars..."    This happened a long time ago in most of the Star Wars genres.   Perhaps it will be revived....or just resummoned. Tue Oct 30 2012 9:18PM Report
Aeolron writes:

Welcome back!

Glad that most of you are ok , and yes that includes you too Bill Lol, even here in Ontario Ottawa , we felt the storm not as strong as you guys but bad enough to down trees and other things.

I think that the merger with Disney is a good thing , but only time will tell to be honest.

Tue Oct 30 2012 10:23PM Report
darkhalf357x writes: I KNEW it was Sandy, just didnt have the proof until now :-)  Living in NYC this was worst storm I have ever seen in my 40 years. Tue Oct 30 2012 10:26PM Report
Torvaldr writes:

Glad all is well with you.

Disney has done some cool movies lately in addition to the Pirates series.  They can't really do worse than Lucas did with 1 - 3 so the bar is kind of low.  I'm more interested in how Disney will do another Star Wars than I would be with Lucas.  At least Disney knows how to make a larger than life action adventure and that is what Star Wars is to me.

Tue Oct 30 2012 10:43PM Report
MMOGamer71 writes:

Welcome back !!

Good luck to all those effected by Sandy.  I would add check out the Red Cross site to donate if you can .

http://www.redcross.org

 

Tue Oct 30 2012 11:25PM Report
fiftyplusgeek writes:

Do you know what you caused? GW2 trolls everywhere were in fetal positions, rocking and softly muttering to themselves, knowing that somewhere there were people who didn't share their overt -- and somewhat creepy -- love for the game. And they had no way of setting the non-believers on the straight and narrow. Cruel, simply cruel.

Kidding aside, glad you're back online...

Wed Oct 31 2012 12:17AM Report
Undeadly writes: Good to see you back! Wed Oct 31 2012 5:14AM Report
jdlamson75 writes: Aye, glad MMORPG is back.  Hope all of you MMORPGers made it through ok. Wed Oct 31 2012 5:37AM Report
moguy2 writes: You were gone?!?! Wed Oct 31 2012 5:43AM Report
worldalpha writes: Glad the new servers are on higher ground. Wed Oct 31 2012 7:49AM Report
erictlewis writes:

I though you guys were on the west coast.  However I am glad you are back, and I hope everybody who works for mmorpg.com is ok. Those hurricanes can be bad.  I know I lived through several of them, and was personally impacted by Katrina years ago.

 

Wed Oct 31 2012 8:04AM Report
hardicon writes: was wondering what happened to you guys.  didnt think about the storm.  welcome back. Wed Oct 31 2012 8:05AM Report
JerYnkFan writes: Welcome back...unfortunately no power for me at home yet. Wed Oct 31 2012 10:23AM Report
Jaedor writes: Welcome back! Wed Oct 31 2012 2:04PM Report
Konfess writes: If the new Star Wars was a Miramax film, I would be all for it. That alone would almost guarantee the edge it needs. Wed Oct 31 2012 7:41PM Report
MumboJumbo writes:

Keep well, all ppl affected by Sandy.

As for SW franchise, the artistic impulse probably has not been in the chair for a while now. I actually think Mass Effect IP is more relevant and interesting for these times. I believe there is a movie coming out on it: It could work out very good; has the potential.

Thu Nov 01 2012 6:50AM Report
Jonoku writes: I actually want them to end the skywalker saga and make a new era in star wars. Sat Nov 03 2012 2:22PM Report

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