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City of Steam Forum » General Discussion » 21 Nov last day for City of Steam

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  Acornia

Apprentice Member

Joined: 9/21/04
Posts: 159

 
OP  10/22/13 7:38:07 AM#1
Notice on main web page that they are shutting down City of Steam 21 Nov due to lack of players and no new content.
  Acornia

Apprentice Member

Joined: 9/21/04
Posts: 159

 
OP  10/22/13 2:59:20 PM#2

Info is slowly coming out about what is going on with City of Steam.

 

Bottom left of main wab page is notice from R2 that they were closing the servers 21 Nov due to lack of new players and no new content.   From what I have seen on the web page is that R2 has done nothing since 24 July other than reboot the servers when needed.

 

In Forum announent  section  post about closing on page 2 is post about Mechanist Games taking the game back from R2 and is going to rename it City of Steam:  Arkadia  witrh a web link to the new site they have put up saying that it is coming in Nov.

 

No info yet on how this will effect the current players, if we get to keep our current game toons or must start over.

  Dakeru

Hard Core Member

Joined: 9/21/09
Posts: 687

10/22/13 4:42:35 PM#3

This may be a good thing. Last time I tried the game again it was full of nonsense like running content 3 times in time trial mode and similar in order to proceed and that was in the tutorial.

If they get rid of that nonsense and focus more on the atmosphere again I will give the game another chance.

  Torvaldr

Elite Member

Joined: 6/10/09
Posts: 5164

Opportunist

10/22/13 4:48:07 PM#4

Hmm. We'll see. I'm still pretty chapped at Mechanist. R2 did ruin their game and influenced Mechanist in a really bad way, but Mechanist also made some very bad decisions on their own and pretty much gave their backbone supporters the finger.

I funded them for $100 early on because I believed in the game they were making in alpha and early beta. Let's see if and how they honor that. It will go a long way in determining whether they see support from their core backers.

Bottom line Mechanist needs to earn my trust back. I doubt I'm alone in this.

  daytora

Apprentice Member

Joined: 10/23/13
Posts: 6

10/23/13 10:14:37 PM#5

the big issue is, us players who are currently playing on the r2 servers, now lose EVERYTHING. im a players on s2 avenoss. im a top player for my class, my company is a tp company.we lose it all.all our gear and mods gone. our company( which you need to upgrade with ingame earned currency) gone. the money we spent for cosmetics or steambikes/pets/jetpacks/cosmetics..ALL GONE. a lot of us left stuck through the worst of the worst. 5 months of being neglected by r2 yet becuase we loved ohe game so much stayed. now theyre shutting the servers down, and were gonig to lose EVERYTHING.. weve all worked so hard for ingame.....unless

mechanist steps up and shows us they really do still care about us players.

they need to try to get the data from the r2 servers and transfer our accounts/cahracets over, or we will  lose EVERYTHING.

please help support us dedicated players so we dont  lose it all

i have made a video explaining the situation on my youtube, im also very active on the r2 forums for a while.

www.youtube.com/user/hurricane126


  43%burnt

Apprentice Member

Joined: 6/27/04
Posts: 100

10/24/13 3:35:42 AM#6
Such is the price of stupidity.
  Gokthar

Apprentice Member

Joined: 10/25/13
Posts: 2

10/25/13 7:50:22 AM#7

There may be (some) hope for the 'longtime' supporters; (just noticed today)

Quote from the (new) official website:

''Will the characters in R2's server be transferred?

Mechanist will be opening new servers, not continuing R2’s servers. But to honor the loyalty of returning players, compensation will be given on these new servers based on the specs of their old characters. We have a strong desire to give everyone the fresh new start this game deserves, but we also really want to thank the loyal players who stuck with City of Steam and welcome them home, whether they spent Electrum or not. That is why their accounts will be compensated on the new servers. Please understand how starting fresh and honoring loyalty conflict with each other –it is a very tricky situation for us, a sensitive topic, so we can’t release any more information until we are absolutely sure on the details of the compensation''

 

For additional information you may want to visit: 

http://www.cityofsteam.com/Index/Mechanist_Games_Press_Release.html

 

-Gokthar

  Hariken

Advanced Member

Joined: 7/15/13
Posts: 203

10/29/13 10:14:32 PM#8
Originally posted by Gokthar

There may be (some) hope for the 'longtime' supporters; (just noticed today)

Quote from the (new) official website:

''Will the characters in R2's server be transferred?

Mechanist will be opening new servers, not continuing R2’s servers. But to honor the loyalty of returning players, compensation will be given on these new servers based on the specs of their old characters. We have a strong desire to give everyone the fresh new start this game deserves, but we also really want to thank the loyal players who stuck with City of Steam and welcome them home, whether they spent Electrum or not. That is why their accounts will be compensated on the new servers. Please understand how starting fresh and honoring loyalty conflict with each other –it is a very tricky situation for us, a sensitive topic, so we can’t release any more information until we are absolutely sure on the details of the compensation''

 

For additional information you may want to visit: 

http://www.cityofsteam.com/Index/Mechanist_Games_Press_Release.html

 

-Gokthar

So how are they going to do this? 

  Gokthar

Apprentice Member

Joined: 10/25/13
Posts: 2

11/01/13 11:54:56 PM#9
Originally posted by Hariken
Originally posted by Gokthar

There may be (some) hope for the 'longtime' supporters; (just noticed today)

Quote from the (new) official website:

''Will the characters in R2's server be transferred?

Mechanist will be opening new servers, not continuing R2’s servers. But to honor the loyalty of returning players, compensation will be given on these new servers based on the specs of their old characters. We have a strong desire to give everyone the fresh new start this game deserves, but we also really want to thank the loyal players who stuck with City of Steam and welcome them home, whether they spent Electrum or not. That is why their accounts will be compensated on the new servers. Please understand how starting fresh and honoring loyalty conflict with each other –it is a very tricky situation for us, a sensitive topic, so we can’t release any more information until we are absolutely sure on the details of the compensation''

 

For additional information you may want to visit: 

http://www.cityofsteam.com/Index/Mechanist_Games_Press_Release.html

 

-Gokthar

So how are they going to do this? 

Early Supporters
For all early supporters that funded and helped the development in the Mechanist operated Alpha and Closed Beta tests, we’ll recharge their original accounts total supporter pack Electrum’s worth on the new Mechanist servers.

    Virtual currency will be refunded according to the “money’s worth + extra percent bonus” scheme that was used in Alpha and Beta (or better).
    Additional physical supporter pack items have already been shipped long ago and won’t be re-shipped.
    Additional virtual supporter pack items won’t be restored considering that some such items are no longer compatible with CoS: Arkadia. But, see the Welcome-back Rewards below for free stuff we are giving to returning players.
    Outside game supporter pack benefits, such as forum avatars and supporter titles are currently under discussion. We are looking for a good solution and will announce the decision soon.

 
Welcome Back Pack
To respect our loyal playership, we are offering a huge pack of free, no-strings-attached, virtual goods available to any returning player, paying customer or not, who reached at least level 30.
Level 30-37 Welcome Back Pack:

    1× Diplomat Badge (30-day)
    100× Vehicle Parts
    100× Revamp Kits
    100× Alloys
    1× Key Bundle (10 keys)
    10× Cardiotonic
    10× Broadcast Ticket
    100× Transmuter Orb
    10× Transmuter Coolant
    1× Santa Cap (Early Christmas Present)
    1× Small Spiremark Bundle (500 spiremraks)

Level 38 Welcome Back Pack:

    1× Diplomat Badge (90-day)
    300× Vehicle Parts
    300× Revamp Kits
    300× Alloys
    3× Key Bundle (10 keys)
    30× Cardiotonic
    30× Broadcast Ticket
    300× Transmuter Orb
    30× Transmuter Coolant
    1× Santa Cap (Early Christmas Present)
    1× Big Spiremark Bundle (1,500 spiremarks)
    1× Awesome Mega Super Dooper Mystery Item

(Note: This is a one-off pack; one player account has one request chance.)

 
How to redeem the gift pack

    Email us at support@mechanist.co to request the pack;
    Stop playing on R2 servers so we can verify your character data (sorry!).
    Tell us the following information about your best character:
        Character name.
        Remaining electrum.
        Remaining spiremarks.
        Remaining shillings.
        Remaining keys.
    We will verify your character details and confirm within 2 business days.
        Gift codes will go to relevant players via email.
    Enter your gift code in-game to receive items inside when the Mechanist servers are up.
    Enjoy!

 

http://www.cityofsteam.com/Index/Mechanist_Welcomes_Back_Community.html

 

-Gokthar

  RebelScum99

Hard Core Member

Joined: 4/26/12
Posts: 1127

11/01/13 11:55:52 PM#10
Wow, that didn't last long.  
  daytora

Apprentice Member

Joined: 10/23/13
Posts: 6

11/02/13 12:00:26 PM#11

the new mechanist website for the usa servers is now up, with a lot of info to read!

they have also released the compensaiton info details,r egarding account/players compensation for alpha/closed beta players and r2 server players.

i have also done some reviews about the situation on my youtube, the newest regarding the recent compensation announcement. please give it a view and leave some comments on the video.

youtube channelname = hurricane126 (no space between hurricane and 126)