Firefall fans lock up the subreddit and turn out the lights

Firefall fans can cross their fingers hoping for the promised mobile edition, but we wouldn’t put too much stock in waiting for it. In the meanwhile, players have had to cope with the abrupt and unsympathetic closure of their game world.

Over on the Firefall subreddit, the mods made the decision to lock up the sub from any new posts going forward because fans haven’t had a bad enough week.

“What is the point of locking the sub now?” one player posted. “If the forums are going down surely you would expect this place to be the next spot for everyone to talk, but sure, let’s lock it up. Makes perfect sense.”

And as darkness envelops this colorful and controversial title, it would be a shame not to end our time with Firefall without one last look at its greatest legacy: the infamous bus. Go for a final ride after the break!

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Mewmew
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Mewmew

That’s mean to close the subreddit. There are still people there that played and want to keep in contact and still talk about things a bit. That quote they wrote in the article from a player gets it right on too.

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Chris Moss

I only played a short time, but it was a really fun game.

I now regret not playing it more.

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Duey Bear

Never tried this game due to the aesthetics, but the players who lost their home have mu condolences.

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Utakata

A question on the side: Will they be putting that bus up on Amazon now? Surely there’s a market out there for collectors who purchase promotional items from long forgotten, obscure and defunct enterprises. o.O

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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in a van, down by the river...jpg
Mewmew
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Mewmew

Awesome, but you should have made it as his new game he’s doing instead :D

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Bruno Brito

At least the wifi works on this one.

deekay_plus
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deekay_plus

makes me glad i decided not to spend that $20 on it idk how many years ago. especially given how a few months later it “launched” finally with totally changed gameplay activities.

April-Rain
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April-Rain

I paid the $20 dam it :(

deekay_plus
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deekay_plus

i played it for a couple weeks and was gonna buy something in the cash shop on pay day sort of thing but then we went and played some other game right before i did that. lol.

oh well it was fun for a while anyway :P

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Darthbawl

Ah, good ole Reddit lunacy. Doesn’t sound like a logical reason at all.

deekay_plus
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deekay_plus

the mods probably don’t want ot have to moderate it if it’s dead. that’s probably the whole of their reasoning.

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Fred Douglas

As a cringe connoisseur, thanks for this video.

deekay_plus
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deekay_plus

teh first couple years of firefall’s dev/marketting was full of cringe. and in retrospect even funnier than it was at the time (which one guy in irc that was heavily promoting the game in a unrelated game channel i used to give a really hard time about the game based on it’s marketting).

if you can look up their marketting on esports. if you can find it. pretty hilarious back then, even worse sicne they removed pvp from teh game entirely because it was so bad.

Zander
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Zander

As many have posted about the subreddit closure, it makes no sense. Many other games have shut down, yet still have a community that pass along new information, stay in contact or help existing players. It’s a shame.

deekay_plus
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deekay_plus

mods probably don’t want to mod the subreddit if the game is dead. i would assume that’s the whole of their reasoning. :P

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Thomas Higgins

I see several people offering to help mod in their place, but sounds like they would rather let it die. Here is a new post by the same mod who is shutting it down where he response to the community’s concerns:

In the last year while this game was on it’s death bed, there has been many opportunities to find new games and hobbies to move on to. Many opportunities to post screenshots, recommendations to other games, or discussions on the game’s past and future. For the sake of the former red5 employees, founders and fans alike, please let it go out in it’s final bit of flame.
The subreddit will be unlocked for posting in the next 48 hours to give people the last chance to honor what this game could have and should have been.

He explains that there have been “many opportunities” to discuss, share screenshots, etc about the game; so why – now that the game is officially dead – would we possibly need to talk about it more?

He seems to think not locking the subreddit is somehow disrespectful to the devs, the founders, and fans? Aren’t these exactly the people who would want to have a place to discuss the game?

I don’t like his decision, and I don’t like his authoritarian tone when he mod-splains that the community is wrong, and he is right.

deekay_plus
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deekay_plus

ahh i see. i stand corrected then.

but yeah reddit mods are often like that. >>

Zander
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Zander

ahh i see. i stand corrected.

Im use to it.

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