Cloud Pirates is sunsetting at the end of September

Aw, damnit. My.com is giving up on its Allods-themed Cloud Pirates MOBA already. The company doesn’t say why, but given the successes of its other titles, we’re guessing it’s more about playerbase size in a bloated MOBA market than the company’s overall revenues, an assumption backed up by its low numbers on Steam.

“We are sad to announce that Cloud Pirates will be closing the servers on September 29,” says the studio. “It’s been wonderful sailing the turbulent skies with you, Captains, and we’d like to thank you for all your support.”

Beginning today and lasting until serverdown on September 29th, players will see doubled experience gain, virtually free in-game and cash-shop items, and free Steam DLC. You can also claim refunds on everything you bought since July 12th, convert your cash-shop currency to some of My.com’s other games (Skyforge, Armored Warfare, and Revelation Online), and enjoy the game’s latest patch, which rolls out today in farewell and contains custom matches, a new progressive PvE mode, and cash-shop currency as rewards for daily matches.

If it all seems particularly fast, that’s because we first heard about the game exactly a year ago, when My.com announced the western port. It hit early access in February, then launched in April. Our condolences to those affected by the shutdown – it was genuinely liked here in our newsroom too.

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Yuri Geinish

It’s an excellent game both visually and gameplay-wise. There are three downsides, though:
– Horrible lootbox economy
– Customer-unfriendly support when it comes to people who actually pay lots of money for the game
– Imbalanced top tier battles. They just turn into Overlord spam.

First two can be easily fixed. The latter requires ability rebalancing, but still doable. Instead, they just give up.

I hope they sell this game to someone else who’s got will to develop it further. It’s really a high-quality game and deserves to live.

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Nick Smith

Big time played this one. Shame it’s sun setting. I haven’t much in recent weeks due to Secret World Legends hitting Steam release and i felt like I obtained the ships I wanted… but it’s still a fun game.

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Dug From The Earth

Seems that companies need to start learning that games based entirely around 1 team vs another team, just arent anything special these days.

Maybe if this game had more of a Planet Side 1 global map war/conquest mechanic, it might have done better. There are just simply too many other GOOD team vs team games out there for new games to really find a place if they dont push the limits. Lawbreakers says hello too.

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Schmidt.Capela

If this had been a PvE B2P game, preferably one that also had an offline mode, I would likely have purchased it. I really like both steampunk settings and airships.

As something between a MOBA and a team arena PvP game, though, there was no chance I would play. I can’t get myself to enjoy MOBAs.

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flatline4400

Aww, man. This was a fun little game. Gone too quick!

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Nick Smith

Nice one Schlag!

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Lights and Music

Would’ve loved this as like a PvP mode in an MMO – just not enough game there for me to stand on its own

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Castagere Shaikura

Great idea its just to bad its a Moba.

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Hirku

Kudos to them for opening things up for the last month. It’s a shame having to close down a game, but if it’s going to happen at least let the players who stuck around go nuts and have fun.

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