Tabula Rasa Website
has word from Starr Long that this upcoming MMORPG from
Richard Garriott's Destination Games is going to miss its target launch date of
October 19 (thanks PropheT), in spite of it having been declared gold almost a
month ago (story
). The new target launch date is November 2, with
the head start for preorder customers to begin on October 30:
Many of you
have heard my mantra for game development: "Stable, Fast, Fun. In that order."
We need a little more time to make that happen.
To this end we are moving our Pre-Order headstart date to 10/30/07 and our
commercial service start date to 11/2/07. This short but critical amount of time
will give us time to address several issues including stability and balance as
well as allowing our players to test the continent of Ligo (L38+) and our major
changes to crafting for a few weeks rather than a few days. Our entire
development staff feels this extra time is needed as does our beta community. We
feel confident that this extra time will make a difference on launch day.
That said we are excited about launching the game and moving into a "live"
environment where the entire future of the AFS is ahead of us. Expect more posts
from Richard Garriott, Paul Sage, and other dev staff over the next few days as
they discuss plans for elder content and content updates both long and short
term. One of us will also be posting to the website every Friday in order to
directly address your feedback, which you can submit via the Feedback Form found
here on the RGTR.com website.
See you in game as we wrap up this final leg of testing and get ready for the
end-of-beta blow out!