Tabula Rasa is Now Worth $1

You may be reading that title up there and thinking that’s a typo; like I must’ve forgotten a zero or something. And you’d be right, I did forget something: not to round up.

Richard Garriot’s Tabula Rasa has fallen on hard times lately — what with other high-profile MMOs like Age of Conan and Warhammer Online stealing away their thunder — but I don’t think we realized quite how far the game has been sinking. Many retailers, including Gamestop, have stopped carrying the game altogether; but the clearest indicator that all is not well with NCSoft’s space MMO probably comes from Right now, the online retailer has dropped the price of Tabula Rasa to $0.96 (once again, no, that’s not a typo).

I never thought I’d see the day where I could have a single dollar in my hand and either get a double cheeseburger at McDonald’s or a high-profile MMO, but here we are. Just another example of how difficult it is to top the mighty empire that is WoW.

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5 Comments on Tabula Rasa is Now Worth $1


On November 5, 2008 at 11:19 pm

Thats hilarious, but slightly depressing at the same time.


On November 6, 2008 at 1:36 am

I’d take the double cheeseburger. Most MMO’s drop their price after a while. Some even make the download free.

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On November 6, 2008 at 8:05 am

Or more proof that Richard Garriot needs to cut off his ugly/smelly rat tails and quit the game designing business. YOU SUCK RG, YOU’RE NOT BRITISH


On November 6, 2008 at 1:55 pm

Played this game last year, about 4 months after release, and IMO it was at LEAST six months away from being ready for market. Their support staff are pathetic and don’t answer anything properly. First quest I find it in the game, all the vital info is question marks. So “Go to ??????? and get 10 ??????? then give them to ???????”. When I contacted both in game GM and support, I got no answer than a virtual shrug of the shoulders and “I don’t know.”

Performance was awful. The options dialog wouldn’t even open for me. Once again “I don’t know” was the answer from support.

Too bad, as buried under the piss poor performance, bugs and generally alpha quality of the title was the heart of a decent game, but you just couldn’t get at it.


On November 6, 2008 at 3:08 pm

The real money’s in the subscription fees, everyone knows that. This is probably the most fun I’ve had playing an MMO due to the fact that it appeals to people that enjoy actual games and not just point, click and mash number keys affairs. Shame it didn’t do well, but then again I’m unwilling to “rent” a game every month so I can’t really say I’d personally support it. The trial was fun though.