They don't deserve to get bailed out, as they are just trying again to milk whatever they can from AO without putting resources into it.
AO is the only thing Funcom produced that will stand out over time.
Someone at Funcom has a brief moment of clarity, puts AO out as open source, fans mod it into AO2, kind of like how the whole Freespace thing played out.
Absolutely loved AO but got frustrated with the never ending "real soon now" updates and meaningful changes.
... I miss BBS..
"There is a sucker born every minute." - PT Barnum