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Shutting Down: Lego Universe & Troy Online

By: Nmx87 posted at Nov 07, 2011 1:12 am
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Look like two more MMORPG‘s are closing up shop this week. Yesterday it was announced that Troy Online would be closing down on November 30th only after three months of being open, due to bugs and errors. Alt1Games stated that they would continue work on the game, fix the issues and re-launch the game at a later time.



Today Lego Group announced that Lego Universe will be closing its doors on January 31, 2012 due to a lack of interest, even after going free to play back in August

Sad news for LEGO Universe fans

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LEGO Universe Shutting Down January 2012

By: GeorgeWashington posted at Nov 04, 2011 10:49 pm
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"The LEGO Universe team can take pride in having developed and launched a great LEGO experience that many players will miss," said Jesper Vilstrup, Vice President of LEGO Universe. "Right now, we have almost 2 million players inLEGO Universe, and we get extremely positive feedback from players. Unfortunately, we have not been able to build a satisfactory revenue model in our target group, and therefore, have decided to close the game." 

 

These words were said in a interview about LEGO Universe. The team decided its time to shut the servers down for their 2 million players. It is always a sad day to see a MMORPG shut down, or planning on shutting down because im sure the 2 million active players currently will miss the game, and it is sad to

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Guest said:what seriously? i thought they were just in consoles. oh well, all good things must come to an end as they say. it\'s a tough crowd so i guess 2 mil is better than having 2 thousand

LEGO Universe shutting down in 2012

By: Zevri posted at Nov 04, 2011 1:37 pm
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So another mmo will be meeting the unfortunate fate of being shut down. LEGO Universe will be closing shop in early 2012,  the reasoning behind this is due to insufficient subscribers. The game's official date of departure is January 31st, 2012. 

According to Jesper Vilstrum, who is vice president of LEGO Universe, “we have not been able to build a satisfactory revenue model in our target group, and therefore, have decided to close the game.” Just because they gave up on this online venture, they will be staying in the market and working on new projects in the future, so if you were a fan of some of the LEGO games like the Batman or Indiana Jones ones, we will still be seeing more of those in the future.

Personally, I have never played LEGO Universe, so I cannot c

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LEGO Universe going Free to Play in August

By: Mandifesto posted at Jun 21, 2011 10:31 am
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In one of the smartest moves I've seen in MMO gaming this year,LEGO Universe today announced that they are launching into the Free to Play space.  Players will be able to play the game for free starting this August, and not a moment too soon.

“The LEGO Group remains committed to success in the digital space and toLEGO Universe,” said Jesper Vilstrup, Vice President, the LEGO Group. “We see LEGO Universe as a key element for our digital play division, and are adjusting the business model to make the game more accessible to players, without the immediate obligation to purchase or subscribe.”

LEGO Universe will continue to generate revenue through paid memberships, and there are no plans for micro-transactions at this time. Players can try out the fr

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Guest said:sounds like an ok f2p system

LEGO Universe will send you back in Time

By: Mandifesto posted at Feb 18, 2011 6:55 pm
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You like time travel, right?  What about adventures into block filled universes?  Excellent. LEGO Universe has heard your clamour for more content, and has responded with an all new set of quests that will send their players back in time to fight for Nimbus Station -- you know, before it was an endless stream of costume contests.

Beginning February 23rd, players will travel back in time to defeat the chaotic Maelstrom, in an epic clash happening many years in the storyline’s past. LEGO Universe invites players to step up and make history, because without saving the Nimbus Station of the past, the Nimbus Station of the present may never be rebuilt!



Players must seek out the bold Venture League time traveler, Wenn Wuzzit, in Nimbus Station and use his time-twister dev

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LEGO Universe Review

By: Mandifesto posted at Jan 27, 2011 2:53 pm
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Every once in a while a game is mentioned on the wind and it sets your brain a tingling.  It was like what with LEGO Universe.  For years I followed the development of this title, loving the fact that they put community first throughout the process.  Starting from the game’s logo on, the developers at NetDevil set about to create a game built by the community for the community, and we all were excited to see the outcome. What resulted, however, is a game that is long on charm but short on substance, a game that isn’t sure who it is, mostly because it was driven in large part by a collective of amateur game and LEGO lovers, and not by the development team itself.

Story

The story that connects LEGO Universe together is actually pretty strong for a children’s ti

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Pelagato said: Legos used to be my favorite toy when I was a kid... I miss those days...

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