Another One Bites the Dust

I had trouble deciding between this title or The End of the World as We Know it.

Anyway, Tabula Rasa has been shut down as of 10 minutes ago. We could mourn or celebrate the loss, depending on our point of view, but I think I'll just do the neutral observer thing and post a few screenshots (perhaps I'll get some video up, but somehow my FRAPS set itself back to multichannel audio recording, which means YouTube will cut out the sound after 3 seconds if I don't change it to stereo)

An appropriately named character created specially for the end. (It's "Ragnar Rok" if you can't see it)

A dev closes in for the kill just as the server lags due to extreme player load. At 8PM CST the admins/GMs unleashed an unending horde of high-level enemies.
All that's left after the slaughter, since maps that lost all their CPs were then inaccessible (there was no way to lose the CELLAR Arena map)

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Edited by Lunarbunny

I had trouble deciding between this title or The End of the World as We Know it.

Anyway, Tabula Rasa has been shut down as of 10 minutes ago. We could mourn or celebrate the loss, depending on our point of view, but I think I'll just do the neutral observer thing and post a few screenshots (perhaps I'll get some video up, but somehow my FRAPS set itself back to multichannel audio recording, which means YouTube will cut out the sound after 3 seconds if I don't change it to stereo)

An appropriately named character created specially for the end. (It's "Ragnar Rok" if you can't see it)

A dev closes in for the kill just as the server lags due to extreme player load. At 8PM CST the admins/GMs unleashed an unending horde of high-level enemies.
All that's left after the slaughter, since maps that lost all their CPs were then inaccessible (there was no way to lose the CELLAR Arena map)

Posted by Dauragon

It's always sad when games like this shut down. Especially since it ends with the entire player base being murdered. It's such a hilariously grim way to go.

Posted by LuchaDeerFear

Richard Garriot went to space, and Tabula Rasa disappears.

Posted by LiquidPrince

I've honestly never seen a game fail so hard. Gamestop literally just through copies of them in the dumpster. That blew my mind...

Posted by zityz

It's sad. Whats more sad is that fact that this game is shut down, yet whoever took over Hellgate London is going to keep it up and running, and continue to work on it.
I enjoyed it while it lasted but man, the game industry knows no justice!

Posted by LordAndrew

Kudos to you for sticking with it to the end and even getting screenshots. Good man. :)

Posted by Thordain

Its a rough world out there for dieing MMOs. Its tough to see but we all need to stay informed to prevent MMO genocide from continuing.