It's a major problem when you attach big names to a project who are barely involved. And it's obvious they didn't have a clear vision of what they wanted, only that it had to have WoW-like mass market appeal and be designed foremost with the Xbox in mind. It's pretty obvious on a lot of levels why it failed. The MMO is bound to fail hard too. RI should have never given them a dime to begin with but will be complete fools if they give them any more money at all. They should be looking at seizing all assets and chattels to auction off and recoup what they can.
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