We already heard rumors about the firing of the entire team of Faxion Online, but nothing was confirmed officially, yet.
Yesterday the official notice came, with a brief post in the game’s forums, explaining that the PvP-focused MMORPG set in a war between heaven and hell is indeed going to be closed.
Store purchases, registration and client download will be discontinued immediately, while the servers are going to go offline within the next thirty days.
Faxion Online was launched on May the 26th, only four months ago, and immediately encountered several problems due to the unfinished state of the game.
Events like this one remind me of all the times I read on forums dedicated to a MMORPG some moronicand spiteful statements like “the whole team should be fired!” or similar silly demonstrations of mindless stupidity.
Well, sometimes it happens, and guess what? When it happens, not only people find themselves without a job, but you find yourself without a game, with all the effort you put in building up your characters going completely wasted.
Personally, instead of wishing for layoffs and closures, I always prefer teams to be put to work to improve their games, since the history of MMORPGs proved again and again that games that had a rocky launch can become very enjoyable experiences given the right amount of hard work and development effort.
They get to keep their job, and I get a good game to play. Everyone wins.
So, while I extend my best wishes for the future to the team of Faxion Online, I leave you with a simple message: be careful what you wish for.