It's been a strange ride over at Alganon
of late. The game's announcement of a shift to a subscription-free model
came out on the heels of David Allen
's statements that the game would never go even remotely free-to-play
. It seems that it didn't exactly happen on his watch, as Quest Online
has just announced Mr. Allen's departure from the company. There's no reason given, although speculation can (and no doubt will) run rampant. Replacing David Allen is Derek Smart
, creator of the Battlecruiser 3000AD
game series, and something of a contentious figure
in the gaming world.
The company continues to push forward that the game's "official" launch is in mid-April, after having retroactively turned the opening in December of last year
into a "soft launch." What this means for the game as a whole is still uncertain, although the number of shakeups of late certainly don't suggest that it's been a resounding success thus far. Alganon
players should keep their eyes peeled for any news about the game, as a new president usually means that there will be some significant changes in store.