MMO Coverage


Tabula Rasa: The Stages of Grief

Posted Fri, Feb 20, 2009 by RadarX

As the close of NCsoft's Tabula Rasa approaches, players have returned to battle against the Bane for just a few more weeks. What is the community going through right now and how are they reacting to the game shutting down at the end of the month? Ten Ton Hammer steps through the wormhole and explains how to categorize almost everyone currently playing and how each one is dealing with their grief or frustration.

Time is running short for the science fiction MMO known as Tabula Rasa and the end of the month signals a shutdown for the roughly 18 month old game. Promoted as the brain child of industry veteran Richard Garriott, creator of the Ultima series, it had a bumpy launch and unfortunately suffered disappointing sales. Deciding to cut their losses, NCsoft has pledged to pull the plug. Making a return to pay my respects was a given, but I was a little surprised at what I found.

Learn more by checking out Tabula Rasa: The Stages of Grief.


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