Why do game servers get shut down?

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Why do game servers get shut down?

Postby cavs4872 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:43 am

Like the old Madden and NBA's. Is it because the game company only has a certain number of games it can have on an online server, or because they just want you to buy the new game? The Gears 1 server is still up, so why can't Madden 08's?
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Re: Why do game servers get shut down?

Postby Lamrock on Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:03 am

It costs money to run servers. No use keeping up servers for a game only ten people play. Of course, wanting people to buy the newest product is a factor.

I feel your pain though. I thought I struck gold when I found a copy of NBA 2K2 back in the day for a buck, but alas - down servers.
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Re: Why do game servers get shut down?

Postby JaoSming on Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:42 am

Lamrock nailed it, why would EA maintain Live 10 servers (for example) when only 25 people were on at one time? In the year I've been helping biggD distribute his roster updates, I dont think I ever saw that number rise about 100. Usually EA shuts down servers once they occupy less than 1% of the entire server usage, so the fact that it lasted so long is amazing IMO.
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Re: Why do game servers get shut down?

Postby velvet bliss on Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:39 pm

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Re: Why do game servers get shut down?

Postby JaoSming on Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:48 pm

screw the logs not proving my theory, but there was a post I was replying to dammit.
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Re: Why do game servers get shut down?

Postby benji on Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:16 pm

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Re: Why do game servers get shut down?

Postby Andrew on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:28 pm

JaoSming wrote:screw the logs not proving my theory, but there was a post I was replying to dammit.


I did see that. Looks like a spambot got deleted along with all their posts, using the method that still marks them as having the most recent post in a thread. I might just go ahead and remove that option from the ACP, since the other one works as intended.
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