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April 16th, 2008, 23:12
11 servers become 4 all the offical info here.
When Pirates of the Burning Sea launched on January 22nd, we introduced our customers to 11 new game servers. Through feedback from our players and evaluation of our server populations, it has become clear that key game features require populations of higher density in order to function at optimum levels. When you take into account both the disparity in player time zones and the delayed launch of our title in some countries, we were spreading our overall population too thin. Also, in more recent builds, we were able to improve our server technology to allow for an even larger population than we were originally equipped to handle.
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April 16th, 2008, 23:12
There obviously seems to exist many different ways to disguise the fact that PotBS hasn't become the success they expected.

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April 16th, 2008, 23:19
Heh. Not much of a disguise here .
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April 16th, 2008, 23:22
Having been in beta I cant say its much of a surprise.

SOE really has a magic touch in things they meddle in, dont they.
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April 17th, 2008, 00:45
I knew this would happen!

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April 17th, 2008, 00:54
Originally Posted by elikal View Post
Having been in beta I cant say its much of a surprise.

SOE really has a magic touch in things they meddle in, dont they.
Indeed, it's impressive how a company that got to work on some of the best IPs out there, managed to turn them all into mediocre commercial success at best : EverQuest, Star Wars, The Matrix and Pirates of the Caribbean… and that company is still allowed to live!
Not to mention Vanguard, which although wasn't a well known IP, had the potential to be much more than that given the original team behind it.
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April 17th, 2008, 03:44
IMO Lord of the Rings Online couldve been far better game, as well.

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April 17th, 2008, 12:24
Originally Posted by Ammon777 View Post
IMO Lord of the Rings Online couldve been far better game, as well.
But you haven't played it? SOE is not publishing LotRO so it is hardly relevant to this discussion.

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April 17th, 2008, 13:56
SOE has yet to understand that releasing half-finished MMOs isn't a very bright thing to do. Ok, they successfully did that with Everquest1, but at that point in time there were no contenders.

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April 17th, 2008, 16:36
If it wasn't an MMORPG, I'd try this out.

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April 18th, 2008, 05:45
Knocking SOE is fashionable but not merited. Hundreds of MMOs fail, it just so happens SOE has the money and know-how to be involved in many of them thus they are involved in many failures.

Current successful mainstream western MMOs can be counted on one hand, right?

Let's see… WoW, EQ, EQ2, Eve, Guild Wars, LotRO.

Ok. One hand if you are a mutant.
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April 18th, 2008, 10:51
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
If it wasn't an MMORPG, I'd try this out.
Me too. I've always had a soft spot for the Pirate theme/setting.

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