Demon's Souls Servers Extended to 2012

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#1 Posted by Turambar (8035 posts) -

Just as the thread title says.  So if you still need help getting past flamelurker, there's no longer a need to rush like mad to get it done by the end of the month.

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#2 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

That's... surprising. Figured they'd drop 'em in favour for Dark Souls. Then again they didn't specify how long into 2012 they'll keep 'em up.

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#3 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19835 posts) -
@Turambar: I've already seen it, but a link to the news source would help/.
I don't really care, since after Dark Souls releases I probably won't be touching Demon's Souls again, but it's nice for those who will want to play Demon's Souls even after October 4th. 
@Abyssfull said:

That's... surprising. Figured they'd drop 'em in favour for Dark Souls. Then again they didn't specify how long into 2012 they'll keep 'em up.

I don't think Atlus has any vested interest in giving way to Namco Bandai's title instead of their own.
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#4 Posted by Bocam (4099 posts) -

I already got all my character's stats to 99 so I don't give a shit.

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#5 Posted by metalsnakezero (2872 posts) -

Yo, nothing stops the greatest game that was ever made! For me I'll already be playing Dark Souls but this is good for people who haven't played it yet.

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#6 Posted by Mikemcn (8281 posts) -

As someone who desperately wishes they had the means to play Demon Souls, its good to hear it!

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#7 Posted by RE_Player1 (8016 posts) -

This is good to hear. I bought Demon's Souls a couple months ago and have not had time to go back to it. I was afraid the servers were going to be shut down but now I don't feel stressed out to start playing right away.

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#8 Posted by ALXNDRB (14 posts) -

I won't be playing Demon Souls when Dark Souls comes out but it's still good news for those who will be playing ;)

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#9 Posted by fenixREVOLUTION (745 posts) -

Good news, no doubt. When they eventually do go down, is that going to affect the Old Monk fight?

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#10 Posted by Mnemoidian (1016 posts) -

@fenixREVOLUTION: As I understand it, myself not having seen that fight yet, it uses an NPC Black Phantom in Offline mode. so mostly no, I guess.

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#11 Posted by usgrovers (177 posts) -

The release of Dark Souls made me want to give Demon's Souls a try. It's smart of them to leave the servers up, as a form of marketing to people who may not want to shell out 60 bucks for a game with Dark Souls' reputation.

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#12 Posted by fenixREVOLUTION (745 posts) -

@Mnemoidian: Well that is good news. Thanks.

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#13 Posted by CornBREDX (7236 posts) -

That's cool. I suspect with the new one out some people have gone back to it and others just got into it (it does happen) so that may be why they extended it a bit. Just a guess though.

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#14 Posted by WizardShazam (142 posts) -

@fenixREVOLUTION: You do, however, get a unique item if you are summoned as the phantom for that boss fight and manage to win. That is the only thing I could see being permanently locked out if the servers were down.

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#15 Posted by fenixREVOLUTION (745 posts) -

@WizardShazam: Yeah, that could be a bummer, but I'm sure I'd live.

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#16 Posted by Lego_My_Eggo (1259 posts) -

Looks like they are also changing the world tendency pure white till October 17, then pure black for the rest of the month because it is the second anniversary. And i think you can still get the old monks item by beating him, but in not 100% sure about that.

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#17 Posted by fisk0 (6474 posts) -

Good to hear, I've still barely started Demon's Souls. It's ridiculous even to be considering shutting down game servers after only 2 years. Sure, EA do it, but that doesn't mean it's acceptable. Especially Demon's Souls can't be all that heavy on bandwidth usage. I don't see there being a sequel as a valid reason to shut down the servers.

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#18 Posted by amir90 (2243 posts) -

Good to hear, but I am having issues invading/helping other players.

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