Back in August, Standing Stone Games told players to stop trying to make a classic Lord of the Rings Online server happen. It is not going to happen. “You think it was perfect back then, but I remember our bug queues at the time and I can assure you it was not,” SSG’s Jeff Libby said. “Thirteen years of bug-fixes just disappearing? Yikes!”
He makes a good point, and it’s certainly a more convincing argument than “you think you do, but you don’t,” right? On top of all that, LOTRO already has a specialty progression server that does a lot to fill the niche, so of all the core MMORPGs on the market, it’s one that probably doesn’t need to throw money at such a project.
But I bet we can think of others. What MMO really shouldn’t attempt a classic server? Which games would be detracting from their core playerbases or just be wasting time if they put one together?