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February 15th, 2013, 15:31
Originally Posted by redman5427 View Post
That's just crazy- I checked and Daggerdale which uses Gamespy is still up. Seems to be a lot more traffic for NW1 and NW2 than that piece of crap.
I wonder if they will shut the online magazine down also.
It is not a matter of amount of users playing that is the key here, but rather that no company was willing to pay GLU for keeping the matchmaking for NWN up & running.

Rebellion made a comment on the whole GameSpy/GLU debacle a while ago. Basically when GLU purchased GS they promised that they would keep things up & running, and also sad that they planned to do some more things with GS.
Then all of the sudden GLU pulled support from a lot of games, without first talking to the games owners. When Rebellion contacted them, they said that they wanted a lot of money (tens of thousands of /year) in order to keep hosting the games' matchmaking. GLU also never bothered with doing what they said that they planed to do, and did not inform the game developers that they apparently had been in contact with beforehand regarding this.
Also, want to know how much GLU cares about GS? So much that they have not even bothered setting up a support mail address and if you contact their regular support they say that they won't answer questions regarding GS.

It is possible that GLU were just after some patents/technology associated with GS, and never really had any plans to keep the service up & running (that is at least my personal theory).
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