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Tabula Rasa Free Early

The Tabula Rasa Website has word that Tabula Rasa is subscription-free as of right now, about a month earlier than was planned when closure of the MMOFPS was announced (thanks Massively). This offer is open to new players as well as those who have played the game already, though there is no indication that the plan to close the game down at the end of February has changed. On a related note, the Interview with Auto Assault's Scott Brown on Ten Ton Hammer talks with the NetDevil designer about plans to kill Tabula Rasa, since Scott worked on Auto Assault, another MMORPG shut down by NCsoft for underperformance. While he doesn't have all the facts at hand, he doesn't understand why you would shut a game down: "So basically what happens is the game doesnít meet expectations and people start trying to figure out how the game is going to make a profit. In the case of Auto Assault, NCsoft opted to just close the game versus running it with a smaller team. I donít have any insight into the situation, but it looks like they did the same sort of thing with Tabula Rasa. On the other hand, with the original Jumpgate we just scaled our team back until it was profitable. I really donít understand why youíd ever shut off a game, in my opinion."

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35. Re: Tabula Rasa purpose Dec 21, 2008, 12:46 Hellbinder
TR was a failure that was re imagined into a even worse failure. Seriously Garriot had an idea and wanted to play with runes again. The DEVs tried to make up an MMO ruleset around that. They threw in instancing after GW showed what could be done. They empphasized the SF because RG thought fantasy was overdone and he wanted to go to space. So congrats everyone who supported TR, you got Richard into space. The game, the Koreans, and the players were always second in TR's publishing.

Oh look another slander spewing babbling idiot who doesnt have a clue what he is talking about but still likes to slime people he actually doesnt know.

This site is full of little piss-ants who have accomplished nothing in their own lives who love to spew sewage they made up about people who have really lived.

You dont know how much time and effort Richard put into this game. I am sure he cares very deeply for the game and put a lot of blood sweat and tears into it. The game also is just not a bad game. It simply missed itsw window of opportunity

So climb back into your hole of wsewage and shut up.
The Whales name is Bob.
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