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MrAladeen

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MrAladeen last won the day on February 15 2018

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  1. All good things

    Indeed there was a new website, there were reasons beyond laziness holding it back. It was never a drop in replacement or inches away from operation. Marketing channels were always limited, to lift the veil a little, email marketing was considered and even trialed, after incurring cost sanitizing the mailinglist results were still severely disappointing in terms of bounce rate tests and would have gotten us banned. We chose to shelf this option. I don't disagree that we could have done more. With personal and professional priorities shifting my limited involvement was also in part a choice, it is not a fulltime job for me. I have never been against someone else taking the wheel, but can't say I was ever actively looking either, and whilst like above I'm sure more could have been done, there are deeper issues in the server that would have persisted like item store p2w claims, old player database / inflation creating barrier to entry, lack of bot protection (this is really hard), gold farms, aging graphics as well as retail tbc rumors. Though there are still (big) tbc servers, my impression is that it's not a growing market. I understand I probably can't do right by all you that invested your hearts, money and countless hours into our server with an announcement like this, but what I can do is be honest. We are discussing transfer options. It just wouldn't be up to standards, the next crashloop caused by bugged NPC path-finding and we could be down for days, at least now it's on our terms. --- I'd do an AMA but feel it'd be more of a roast then anything else, let me know if anyone wants this.
  2. All good things

    With the departure of Settra and dwindling interest in excalibur / tbc in general we decided it is preferable to stop now than continue trying and delivering sub par experience.
  3. All good things

    Dear Subjects, First of all, let me start by saying that it has been a pleasure for us all on the Excalibur staff to help run the server and an honor for me to be your dictator for over a decade. Throughout this time, thousands of players and over a hundred staff members had come together to support the server. From fun events, raids, Khoof, Olana, slow PvP queues and server updates, to bans, bugs and 'OMG GM LAG PLZ FIX', we have had an amazing time together on the server. As some of our core staff and players over time have moved on to bigger and better things, we agreed that now is a good moment for us to stop. Though this doesn't have to mean that this is the end.. ( keep reading.. ) The final day of our server will be Friday February 21st. We will gather on this day to meet in-game to say goodbye to all our friends, Excalibur's going away party is starting at 20:00 CET. Let's go out with a bang! Is this really the end ? Though most of the staff/server/dictatorship as you know will be no more, this doesn't have to mean the end for you or your character(s). There are talks ongoing for continuation / transfers, and we will share more news on this as soon as we can. Meanwhile feel free to keep playing, you won't be disappointed. What after the 21st ? Our server will be taken offline the morning of the 22nd of February. Our website and forum will run for a few more months and taken offline at a later point in time. Book of memories Let's use this topic to post our most memorable experiences! Share any cool videos, screenshots and stories with everyone so we can help Excalibur go out with a bang. For those of you wanting to create a more permanent time capsule of Excalibur I would recommend posting to the Excalibur subreddit https://www.reddit.com/r/ExcaliburWoW/ And I want to personally thank everyone who helped us along the way. Thanks to our glorious staff (In alphabetical order): Aerion Alexa Alucard Azelen Nerokk Riakku Varikina Vitiate Thanks to our murdered former staff (In alphabetical order): Ames Ameterat Amrothlin Angelique Areya Atari Belladonna Cappuccino Cop Cucarachella Delindan Enlightenme Ethos Ewe Fractal Fragfrog Gashtershad Guvenor Halloweentown Hertz Izzet Jyotsna Kova Lirath Liverpool Lovelyane Manaruby Mandlebrot Manteca Maradona Mashiro Mercus Ortsolom Orwell Parzival Quasar Raffles Raven Rii Ryan Seia Settra Sharwyn Solaris Solysha Tenshihane Thelxiope Zysh And anyone else we might have forgotten Special thanks to: Khoof Olana Alexis Assasine Abas Cload Zulee
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