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Captains of Darktide Offline, Moving

"The Servers Are Now Offline" declares the Captains of Darktide Website, where they explain this is because Silverlode Interactive's free-to-play fantasy-themed naval strategy MMORPG has attracted the attention of a major publisher, and the game is in the process of being moved to new hosting facilities. There's more on this in the game's forums, where lead programmer Ayrik says: "How long? We don't know. But I would guess in the range of weeks. Of course, I may be completely off, so that's how well we know right now! We will be sending off an email in the near future to give any information we can. And when the game is up, or soon to be, they will likely send you an email about it." Thanks Gary.

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5. Re: Captains of Darktide Offline, Moving Aug 29, 2010, 19:25 Cthulhu
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 29, 2010, 16:32:
I'm still confused as to how taking the game offline makes good business sense.
Well... how else do you the servers are going to get to their new home, fly there themselves? They have to be moved before the game can be brought back up so "business sense" is meaningless here....

My take is that since it's gonna take weeks for them to get to where they are going to ultimately end up, they are probably going to a different country then the one they're currently in, so there will be customs and import duties and inspections and whatnot so those servers are gonna be dark for the next little while.. The new overlords that are moving the game probably don't care how much $$$ is made or lost until they get it all back up and running again.

I hope they make it up to their player base somehow.... would only be the right thing to do...Just imagine the utter chaos if Blizz ever tried to move WoW like that.... They're be rioting on the streets of Stormwind...'Fo-'Sho...
 
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