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Camelot Unchained Revealed

Follow my journey in Camelot Unchained.

Author: gylnne

One CSE Promise About Camelot Unchained I like

Posted by gylnne Tuesday June 3 2014 at 1:49PM
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One of the promises City State Entertainment is making to it's players upfront is this:

We will release the compiled server code if we shut the game down.  

"When the day comes that Camelot Unchained is shut down (only WoW will apparently live forever), we will make all the complied server code (and adequate installation and operations documentation) available through a code repository, without warranty of course and under the appropriate license(s) so that gamers can get the game back up and running.  In the event that we shut the company down, we will also add the source code to the repository unless prevented to by law/legal agreement."  http://camelotunchained.com/en/foundational-principle-14-cse-subscriber-promises/

Why is this important? Because what this actually does is give the players who fall in love with a game the chance to play it always, even years after it is shut down.

I have always felt it is a shame the MMO's, we spend some of our lives in, are at the mercy of accountants who decide they aren't worth enough money so we will just mothball the whole thing and convince the players they are tired of playing it and they need to give us their money for a new shiny thing we are creating. LOL, well what if I am not one of those who are tired of playing?

Now I realize the games are made by companies who have investors and if the game is no longer a good investment then moving on is important. But why not give the players the ability to continue playing?

CSE is full of a lot of talented people who are gamers themselves and I appreciate they can see the issue from a gamers point of view instead of just a business one.

On a side note it is a lot easier to accomplish this being an indie company than working for the large mega corporations who could careless about their customers wants and needs.

Apparently other companies are agreeing with this. According to this article not only is Asherons Call and Asherons Call 2 going f2p in August they are also doing this by the end of the year:

"As for player-run servers, Turbine plans to offer up a "basic" Asheron's Call server and client download by the end of the year, supported by new sub-forums." http://massively.joystiq.com/2014/05/20/asherons-call-1-and-2-go-free-to-play-in-august/

So for the folks who have enjoy those 2 games they will be able to play them for years to come. This just seems right to me, how about you?