Already a lot ex-VGMs told it, already some community leaders told it, and already GMs told it inofficial. Ex-VGMs told, Acclaim will close the servers soon. Community leaders told, Acclaim’s 9dragons version will not survive for long. And GMs told, Acclaim fear the financial crisis. Inofficial, of corse…
The last few promotions were arranged for people with money. Look for example the 9 Immortal characters, or the Dark Hermit character. Those, who leveled up as most, will get an Immortal character for 9 days. What a surprise, with EXP cards in the item mall.
People, which could ruin this whole event, were already banned from the forum. To be honest… I really would like to register for the Dark Hermit event… This character will fight against The Hermit. I would like to help The Land with the name “Dark Hermit” and to defeat The Hermit. Then roar around, that I am not the bad guy of The Land, that The Land have to unit, because Acclaim is the enemy. Ohh… This would be so awesome…
However. Not just those events are crying for more money, but other events from Acclaim too. Here’s the link for the new promotions:
As you know, all Acclaim Games are always free to play… but there are special Items in the malls of each of our games which a player can purchase. Those players who spend are helping to keep the games free for all of those who cannot, and Acclaim wishes to thank them with this one time Holiday offer…
One line, which Acclaim say over and over again, irritates me since long time: “Those players who spend are helping to keep the games free for all of those who cannot“.
Seriously… Those who spend are the last chance for Acclaim. 9Dragons, for example, would never work well as a Pay2Play MMORPG. You don’t believe me? Then show me the contrary. Just one week of a Pay2Play 9Dragons would suffice. Or one month, if Acclaim can’t just for 1 week. Nobody will pay money for a game with such a lack or interest (for players and the game), of communication, of updates, of support. NOBODY. Who would pay money for such a really poor-leaded game? Maybe just those who got too much money. But if Acclaim would make their 9Dragons to a Pay2Play MMORPG, they would be doomed. The players would either move to another 9Dragons version, or to another MMO.
But the arrogance behind their words, to say indirectly “Buy more, or we will make it Pay2Play“, is just insane. They need help from their players, and they even try to scare them. Many, many people would support Acclaim even more, if they would know “Hey, 9Dragons would not survive as Pay2Play. Acclaim is a good company, so I will support them.” But there are 2 problems: 1st, Acclaim is not a good company. And 2nd, because they are not a good company, many people are protesting by not buying any coins.
It seems to work. At least Acclaim got more and more trouble with the money. But do they learn? No! They follow their stupid and arrogant way. Not even paying players get support.
Every person with a commonsence will see, that something is wrong with Acclaim. They need money. The player cambies started a topic about that. I wonder, how long this topic will stay:
It seems, like it is coming to an end. Slowly but surely. I really don’t think, Acclaim will survive. And in my opinion, it is the best. So other publishers can take the chance to publish 9Dragons for US and EU, and they would have the chance to make it better than Acclaim. A lot better…
Remember my blog post “The future of 9Dragons“. Read it, and reflect over it.
Legend – The Son of The Vagabond