Pirate101 players hope to save the game by flooding its servers starting January 24

    
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While Pirate101 isn’t being targeted for shutdown, it is effectively in maintenance mode, which probably makes some long-time fans of the MMO a bit nervous. In the interest of casting a spotlight on the game, there’s word shared on Reddit of a community-led movement to attempt to save the title by flooding the servers.

This community effort asks players to log in to Pirate101 en masse on the week of January 24th with the intention of reviving the game and perhaps encouraging KingsIsle to create new content. The #RevivePirate101 effort has already drawn a lot of support, with a petition raking in thousands of signatures at the time of this writing, several Pirate101 streamers happily joining in the effort, community-led events being put together, and the related hashtag gaining a pretty good head of steam on Twitter.

Time will tell whether this effort will yield fruit, but if nothing else, it’s heartwarming to see a community pull together like it is in order to ardently provide support for their beloved game. MMOs are awesome, you guys.

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Mewmew

I would love to return to an active subscription for Pirate101. If they give me a reason to, I’ll very much be happy to support it again.

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Shadex De'Marr

I have played the game from time to time and do think it is a rare gem that deserves saving. Unfortunately rare gems like Pirate 101 tend to fall to the same bottom line corporate mentality that treasures like City of Heroes did. Player of that game fought tooth and nail to save it and in the end the publishers still gave them all the finger because they just didn’t want to bother anymore. It is an unfortunate truth of the world right now that nothing gets done unless greed motivates it. I commend all of the players and hope it does work this time but I honestly think the only way anyone at KingsIsle is going to be swayed is if all those players logging in suddenly dump truckloads of money into their cashshop as well.

EmberStar
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EmberStar

What. The. Actual. Heck.

A group of fans are trying to do something nice for a game they love, and somehow that translates into “Let’s do a childish spam attack on the comments on Massively?” What is this I don’t even…

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Bree Royce

This was… not the thread I thought I’d have to be moderating today, heh.

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jackn1ght1ngale

Lets not forget the fact that a lot of us older players hate the fact that a bunch of wizheads are coming over and act like they are doing us a favor while telling us they know more than us! Always remember spark guns shoot bullets, the tutorial isn’t canon, and no one dies in pirate101!

Mewmew
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Mewmew

Why is it a competition? These are games by the same company. I don’t get the hostility.

As far as I can see, they *are* doing Pirate101 players a favor if they’re coming over and subbing anyway.

They can have all the attitude they want if it helps get the game new development :P