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Posted: Jun 29th 2010 12:47PM (Unverified) said

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And another one bites the dust.

Posted: Jun 29th 2010 12:52PM (Unverified) said

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Too bad, TCoS was actually pretty good fun. I loved the combat system.

Posted: Jun 29th 2010 1:03PM Randomessa said

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I kept trying to get back into this after changing computers and re-installing, but I could never get the game to launch properly; I just got a more baffling set of error messages each time. I did have fun when I was able to get into the game, back when it still had a subscription. This is terribly disappointing news for fans of different game mechanics and lore that was a little off the beaten fantasy MMO path.

Posted: Jun 29th 2010 1:04PM dudes said

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Rust in peace

Posted: Jun 29th 2010 1:04PM Dumac said

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I liked the combat system and the art style, it was different... It's such a shame, it could have been something great if weren't for the terrible management. Makes you think, were all the people involved idiots or is there some sort of conspiracy about?

Posted: Jun 29th 2010 1:23PM (Unverified) said

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Exactly bad management weakened it from the start and the game and its community were never able to recover from it. The gameplay itself was great but the doubt about how the servers were going to be organised (days before release) and the delay on release and more importantly the spread launch in only a select number of countries were deadly for the game. So sad... oh so sad. :(
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Posted: Jun 29th 2010 1:22PM (Unverified) said

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This and Guild Wars are my favourite MMO's. I've been looking all over the place for any sparkle of hope on this one before stubbling upon this. This press release by Frogster is just rather sad and I'm afraid that this is the end for TCoS...

Posted: Jun 29th 2010 1:26PM Cendres said

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So after reading this, it finally confirms what I personally thought of this game since early beta, Spellborn NV is the architect of it's own demise. Hard to sympathize there.

Posted: Jun 29th 2010 1:47PM (Unverified) said

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This game has incredible combat and some great writing, they just needed to double the experience rate from 1-12 so that people could see it for themselves within an acceptable time frame.

It's so sad that Activision botched the launch with their incomprehensible "Acclaim Coins" pricing model and a complete lack of marketing or fanfaire. The non-English Euro launch was just as lacklustre.

I've just tried to get in game to capture some videos of my favourite classes and fallen fowl of the launcher problems. I really hope someone manages to pick this up and give it the relaunch it deserves.

Posted: Jun 29th 2010 2:15PM (Unverified) said

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"...fallen fowl..."

I tripped over a pheasant.
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Posted: Jun 29th 2010 1:48PM Thac0 said

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Its really not a bad game. If it ever had the support it needed at launch i think it could have done better. Instead it was cast off almost immediately.

Posted: Jun 29th 2010 1:49PM ultimateq said

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Even though I've never played it, I am sorry to see it go. Games closing down is a sad thing indeed. No matter how you felt about this game, you should still feel for the people who are losing their home.

Posted: Jun 29th 2010 2:12PM jpo said

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This game was doomed the minute Acclaim came aboard.

The forums blew up, release was a joke with zero communication during that fiasco, Acclaim Coins with no Credit Card sub options....and many many Acclaim induced disasters.

Very sad. It wasn't a bad game and deserved better than Acclaim.

Posted: Jun 29th 2010 2:48PM ChromeBallz said

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Actually, it went wrong about a year before launch, when about half the development staff was either fired or replaced - I don't know the specifics, but someone pulled a "vanguard" on the game, putting an almost completely new staff on developing it through to launch.

Before that change it looked good on it's way, but after that it felt more like people trying to pick up the pieces.
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Posted: Jun 29th 2010 2:32PM BubleFett said

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This game is dead, Is just that nobody is there to turn the server off.
What a shame. Who's next Alganon?

Posted: Jun 29th 2010 2:34PM Scopique said

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TCoS has one of the best atmospheres around, IMO. The whole idea of people living on the debris after a magical cataclysm is certainly unique to the MMO scene that usually relies on general high fantasy for it's background. While I think that it's combat system -- while enjoyable -- is mainly a mechanic contrived to set it apart from what is essentially a, well, I'll not say it here, I'm never happy to see an MMO go down for the count.

Posted: Jun 29th 2010 2:42PM Bigglesbee said

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"and most recently, a bug requiring players to change their passwords each and every time they try to log in to the game."

I wonder how that came about since no one was touching the servers, development, etc.

Posted: Jun 29th 2010 3:46PM Tom in VA said

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At least attempts were made to save it (going F2P, etc.). Tabula Rasa, a substantially better game than CoS, in my opinion, never even got that much.

I'd love to see Turbine acquire the right to TR and make F2P/viable somehow.

CoS, on the other hand, just wasn't that great a game. : /

Posted: Jun 29th 2010 3:51PM (Unverified) said

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I tried to get the game a few months ago but the download never worked. After 2 emails and no response from Acclaim i just gave up. Really wanted to try it out, haven't really heard anyone say they didn't like the game. Still looking for a secondary MMO when i'm not playing FFXI.

Posted: Jun 29th 2010 4:40PM nomoredroids said

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Its funny because I've had this on my hard drive for ages, and just yesterday deleted it. Seems they're following my lead.

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