Playdom, the company which aquired Acclaim Games not so long time ago, was acquired by Disney for up to 763.2 million US dollar. So Acclaim Studios, how it´s called now, got a new leadership.
This looks like a big coincidence. Because Acclaim Games was just saved by Playdom. Acclaim Games didn´t made a real effort. Take 9Dragons as example. The most people quitted the game, and so there are less people using the Item Mall and investing money into Acclaim. Acclaim was destined to go bankrupt, how I wrote many times before it was aquired by Playdom. Clever move, Acclaim. If I would not know it better, I would say that was planned. But we aren´t making any conspracies here, are we..?
Disney is, as far as we know, a very professional company. They will most probably not accept Acclaim´s unprofessionalism, not even Playdom´s. Yes, also Playdom is unprofessional, because they didn´t respond on any Acclaim complains of different people.
My bet: As soon the Disney team will meet Acclaim´s situation, a lot will change. Either in a very good way, or 9Dragons & Co will die.
I wonder… Is this the reason why Steven-Elliot Altman tries to make his own MMORPG? Don´t know. But what I know for sure is, no professional company will keep such people like Steven-Elliot Altman aka The (Dark) Hermit, neither Josh Levitan aka Fugen. Be assured that Disney will get some facts about those two so-called “game directors” from us and other people.
I think, we can consider this as a little win for 9Dragons.
When Hermit, Fugen, Drakenfyre75 & Co are gone, I might come back to 9Dragons, like many others.
Legend – The Son of The Vagabond