Posted on January 30, 2008,

Shadowbane to Be Completely Reset

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While I admittedly have a fairly limited scope of experience with MMOs, I do know that the Shadowbane team’s decision to completely reboot the game is a rather anomalous event. A post on the game’s official website describes in fairly lengthy fashion just why this is happening.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Shadowbane Team decided that it would be best for the longevity of the game to reset all server and character data and start from scratch. By doing so, the game benefits in a variety of ways. First, we feel the community will be better served by being more consolidated and less fragmented. Second, resetting the game removes items that have accumulated over the years that have caused imbalances to the game. In addition, numerous updates and enhancements have been made to the Shadowbane service to improve the performance. Some of the changes were not as effective due to preexisting data and resetting the service will allow the servers to work under optimal conditions. Finally, this update also gives us a chance to address certain game issues.

Do we have any Shadowbane-playing readers? What do you think of the decision?

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4 Comments on Shadowbane to Be Completely Reset

Heru-Ur

On January 30, 2008 at 1:00 pm

This is a sad thing to see for a MMO that started out with so much potential. The hardcore veterans are all thats keeping this game alive as it is, deleting they’re hard work is a sure fire way to kill this game once and for all.

The Twin

On January 30, 2008 at 4:57 pm

I’m relatively new to Shadowbane (1 monthish) and I disagree with Heru. However, the problem they need to fix is the noobs. There are, even on the test server, so many noobs you can’t hunt. That’s what’s killing Shadowbane.

Daniel

On January 30, 2008 at 8:37 pm

Is this Joymax’s other game? The company that makes the bot and hacker-infested Silkroad Online MMORPG

erathoniel

On January 30, 2008 at 10:35 pm

I’ve played for a couple weeks, and I think this is what Shadowbane needs. There are too many ghost-towns filled with extortionate shops, locked gates, and no players. I think that the veterans would have a chance to redo any mistakes, and newbies would be given a chance to survive and prosper in a world where there are not cities of armed guards inches from hunting spots, waiting to kill.