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information for our subscribers
« on: November 21, 2008, 06:43:41 PM »
To the Tabula Rasa Community,

Last November we launched what we hoped would be a ground breaking sci-fi MMO. In many ways, we think we've achieved that goal. Tabula Rasa has some unique features that make it fun and very different from every other MMO out there. Unfortunately, the fact is that the game hasn't performed as expected. The development team has worked hard to improve the game since launch, but the game never achieved the player population we hoped for.

So it is with regret that we must announce that Tabula Rasa will end live service on February 28, 2009.

Before we end the service, we'll make Tabula Rasa servers free to play starting on January 10, 2009.

We can assure you that through the next couple of months we'll be doing some really fun things in Tabula Rasa, and we plan to make staying on a little longer worth your while. For more details about what we are doing for Tabula Rasa players, please click here.

Stay tuned for more information. We thank you for your loyal support of the game and encourage you to take us up on the benefits we're offering Tabula Rasa players.

The Tabula Rasa Team

On February 28, 2009, Tabula Rasa will be shutting down its servers, and as of January 10, 2009, the game will be free to play.

To thank our loyal Tabula Rasa fans we've prepared a little closing down gift. Any active paying player as of 10:00 AM Pacific Time on November 21st, 2008 will be eligible for all of the following:
  • 3 free months of City of Heroes including digital client
  • 3 free months of Lineage II including digital client
  • Aion beta access (coming soon)
  • Aion pre-order access (available in 2009)
  • 1 free month of Aion including digital client (available in 2009)

These offers are limited to active paying players. Subscribers who join or reactivate canceled accounts after 10:00 AM Pacific Time on November 21st, 2008 will not be eligible.

If you are an eligible Tabula Rasa player, you'll be receiving notification directly from NCsoft in the near future with information on how to collect these thank you gifts.

If you are a player that has pre-paid for Tabula Rasa subscription time beyond January 10, 2009, you will be refunded for that pre-paid time by February 28, 2009.

Should you have further questions please don't hesitate to contact our customer support team at http://www.plaync.com/us/help/.

From everyone at NCsoft, we'd like to thank you for the support and enthusiasm you've dedicated to Tabula Rasa over the last year.
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Re: information for our subscribers
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2008, 06:54:40 PM »
 >:( :( :o :-/ :'( 
what else is there to say.....oh and no servers tonight...so far!
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2008, 07:02:30 PM »
Dont worry... they arent taking the servers down early... there are still patches to be delivered ;)
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Re: information for our subscribers
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2008, 07:18:25 PM »
I read the statement, bud, but it's still very disappointing news...maybe they would release it as a standaolne and we could run our own servers? ???

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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2008, 07:23:50 PM »
hard to say... looks unlikely though seeing as NCsoft own the IP and all that lot.
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Re: information for our subscribers
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2008, 07:33:16 PM »
Hmmm Bummer, there isn't anything else around that is this good >:(

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Re: information for our subscribers
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2008, 07:35:31 PM »
I know... this has been the *only* game that i have managed to play non stop for over a year. I know i kept my account active for CoX for a LONG time after i stopped playing, but that was cos i enjoyed bouncing back and forth with it...

It was the gameplay of TR that kept me hooked. It was the "pick up and play" of TR that i enjoyed... it was how each class had *so* many different viable playstyles, no matter which hybrid/skills you took
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6) BLOG ME!


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Re: information for our subscribers
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2008, 07:44:13 PM »
I never liked MMOs, preferring FPS stuff. Tried all sorts, Freelancer EVE and many others, just got bored and left. Always went back BHD and similar. TR is the only MMO to hold me, wasn't that keen in beta, but when the game was launched...what  change, I even got a load of WoWers to switch! Now it's all history....ah 'twas fun while it lasted! :)

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Re: information for our subscribers
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2008, 07:50:17 PM »
I guess I just wasted another 100-200 days of actual play time on yet another (soon to be) buried NCSoft mmorpg. I had clocked in on around 160-170 days when Auto Assault received its death note, and I think I'm somewhere around that mark in TR as well.

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Re: information for our subscribers
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2008, 07:52:14 PM »
Hey lomez, you aint going to leave me all alone are you?
1) I reject your reality.... and substitute my own
2) Not to be used when upset... will void warranty
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5) I have seen more intelligence from an NPC AI in TR beta, than from most MMO players.
6) BLOG ME!


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Re: information for our subscribers
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2008, 08:00:52 PM »
Nah, I'll be here until the end.
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Re: information for our subscribers
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2008, 08:06:03 PM »
And beyond?
1) I reject your reality.... and substitute my own
2) Not to be used when upset... will void warranty
3) Stoke me a clipper i will be back for dinner
4) Never tell Gangrel to do anything... he will probably get it wrong
5) I have seen more intelligence from an NPC AI in TR beta, than from most MMO players.
6) BLOG ME!


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Re: information for our subscribers
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2008, 08:25:40 PM »
I'm here till the end too, I have characters to lvl to at least 30, just for the satisfaction of having done it.

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Re: information for our subscribers
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2008, 11:25:57 PM »
Im also gonna stay until the end and PvP my ass and others asses of xD
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Re: information for our subscribers
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2008, 11:27:34 PM »
Post from Dev_Leonidas over on planetTR

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Hey everybody, thanks much for your kind words and sympathy. You are a terrific community and you are definitely the fuel that has kept us engaged and motivated during some admittedly rough and uncertain times of late.

Yes, TR will be cancelled, and yes, many team members were laid off today. I'm not going to make any official comments about any of that, but I am going to say this:

A few of us will be sticking around until the shutdown, to try to make the remaining time we have with you fun and rewarding. We owe it to you and to ourselves to go out gracefully and with dignity. That said, we will be limited in what we will be able to accomplish with the few remaining devs we have.

But, take heart - D15 is almost done, so we will do whatever we can to see that publish through.

Beyond that, we haven't yet made our plans, but we will. We need time to process this news, comfort our comrades, and decide how best to serve you in our remaining days. We would be honored if you would stick around and give us the opportunity to entertain you until the final hours.

Cheers, and thanks again for your support!
1) I reject your reality.... and substitute my own
2) Not to be used when upset... will void warranty
3) Stoke me a clipper i will be back for dinner
4) Never tell Gangrel to do anything... he will probably get it wrong
5) I have seen more intelligence from an NPC AI in TR beta, than from most MMO players.
6) BLOG ME!


Quote from: Lomez
WARNING! Swedish wall-of-text hits you for bork-bork-bork damage!