Massively OP Podcast Episode 60: Nostalrius down

    
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When the world of private and illegal emulators comes crashing down upon the heads of thousands of gamers, how will they ever express their anguish? Bree and Justin sift through the emotional wreckage of the Nostalrius shutdown during this week’s show, tackling once again the topic of emulators and their place and purpose in the MMO industry.

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agemyth
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Rebel Engie He would probably rather just go to space again. Or host lavish cosplay/RP parties.

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Oh, yay! I got a thing read on the podcast :)
Took me a while to finish this ‘cast.

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MadMadChuck paragonlostinspace Quincha On the map, definitely, with three big franchises. But it was WoW that took off absurdly along with the rise of the internet. :D

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Icnoevil Vagabond_Sam “No business as big as blizzard gets successful not making money where they can.” That’s just it — Blizzard is proving, right now, this very minute, that it does not care about making money where it can when it could make more money in a different game, otherwise it would be pouring resources into WoW and pumping out content and expansions at an accelerated rate to make money off of WoW.
Investors don’t care about a vanilla server emulating a game from 10 years ago. Investors care about Hearthstone, Overwatch, the King acquisition, the movie studio, and so on.

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Tithian It would be good PR. A lot of other companies would do it for the PR alone. Blizzard isn’t one of them. :/

Rebel Engie
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I still have my Tabula Rasa box :)
Loved that game and was there when it went offline.
I did not buy into Garriot’s SotA, but would be very interested in a new TR.
Perhaphs he could wrestle the rights away from NCSoft, seeing how he won his $28M court case against them.

KaiserPhoenix
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breetoplay KaiserPhoenix Bree, i didnt watch the podcast when I posted that. It was meant as a general answer to the hundreds of comments over multiple articles here on MOP.

TJFrenchJr
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My ddo problem is this.
I’ve been playing on and off 10 years. Think about that.
That’s an insane amount of investment. And in a single character. In a single game.
I have alts, sure. First lifers who store stuff for me. My main has pretty much everything I could want or need. All the new content lately (anniversary excluded) revolves around legendary raids, meeting maximum level.
This lag interferes with that. That’s my fun. New stuff. The only new New stuff they are making is high level, tough, New stuff. I can’t really make even a mistake or we die. Mobs hitting for thousands. I can run low level with my eyes closed. It’s not fun. If they made New low level stuff, then we can talk. But they don’t really. Not in some time.
I know I’m not alone. There are multiple people in the group I run with even who are on their “final life”, meaning they tr’ed all they needed to and are in a final build. They want new content also. It’s just a huge conundrum. We can’t play what they made for us and we have no idea what is coming next, while we are being asked to keep ponying up money for that privilege.
I can’t do it. It’s becoming woefully not worth it. They are a game company in the entertainment industry. When wotc craps all over d&d, we move on to another game like pathfinder. Sadly, the pathfinder mmo is bad, but I’m guessing you catch my drift.
I don’t want to leave, but my friends are, and turbine treating us like crap doesn’t help. They don’t owe me anything. I just expected more from them.
I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed. And it’s not just them. It’s the tilt of the industry of late. We aren’t people. We’re wallets and credit cards. It pretty much sucks.

Damonvile
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If all 9 million people that played on it came here it would be the biggest story ever!!!!

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Vagabond_Sam It wouldn’t cost them much. Spinning up a Vanilla server in today’s tech is a few clicks away on a webpage. Also some basic math. 150k players alone in box price and subs is $10,000,000 and $2.2 million a month. Thats just off the Nost server. Imagine how many subs they would get back with some blizz love I could easily see them getting a million subs back. Its a lot of money which is why I am confident we will probably see vanilla servers soon.

It is a public company they work for investor and somebody somewhere is going to ask where this money is and why they are not making it.