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Eternal Crusade - servers shut 10/09/2021


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Joe

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Announced just a short while ago, Behaviour Interactive Inc are shutting down Eternal Crusade later this year. It's worth noting the game has barely clung on to life the last few years, barely peaking at under a hundred players.


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this ain´t anything new, atleast to me. Dwingling players been a thing since highplayerbase guilds stopped. Nothing new added and if there was, it was just reskins at that.

GG, was good team game, pretty fun at times. Had good run


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"Every world is under Emperors might, then why i feel empty..."

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They should have gone for an HH game. Loyalists vs Traitors. Easy to balance, lots of cosmetics, variety of maps.

Edited by Sete, 10 June 2021 - 08:47 PM.

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Was always a question of 'When?' and not 'If'.


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I’m surprised it lasted as long as it did to be honest. The writing was on the wall for that game when they launched it prematurely. It kind of said it all when they used to show devs playing during development they were always genuinely surprised when they came across a bug that the community had been reporting en masse for weeks 😂
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Guess the Crusade wasn't so Eternal.

 

Heheheheh.


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"This war could have been glorious." The words were the traitor's, but there was a reluctant, tacit flicker of acknowledgement in the loyalist's eyes.

 

"Hmph." The loyalist glanced down to where his remaining arm hung limply at his side. His bolter would never fire again- not that his arm was in better shape. Flesh and bone poked through where the armour had been shattered, then crushed. A low, gurgling chuckle. "So. Heretic. Which of us won?" The answer was in the question- one dead man addressing another under the light of collapsing suns. Somewhere, there was distant gunfire. Orks. No other would still be here, had they the choice.

 

"The war...the war will go on." the traitor said, after a long pause, broken only by rattling breath and the rasping whine of shattered power armour. It wasn't a reply and they both knew it. "The Warmaster fled. His curs went with him. Abaddon will march on Cadia, and the Throne after that. Someday."

 

The loyalist actually laughed at that, a hacking noise more bitter than humorous. "Perhaps. Or perhaps my brothers will take his head and the rest of your damned kin with it. But neither of us will see it."


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Huh. Weird how they announced it was coming to the US shortly before announcing the game's demise.

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Considering how it was pretty much an asset-flip from THQ's (amazing) Space Marine game by an unexperienced studio that never truly left alpha stage, I'm surprised it lived on as long as it did.


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I could never get it to start a game. Oh well. Wonder if it will live on in private servers like Age of Reckoning, or if that will even be possible.
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What a bizarre development story that was. I remember playing pre-alpha at PAX West with Angry Joe. Fun idea, sad to see it never really materialized.


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So  much promise that never was truly realised, had fun with it years ago when it felt like it was being developed, shame that it just never got the dev time and money to live up to what it was originally supposed to be! 


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Did it ever really get off the ground. Would be a bit angry if I had put money into this. Luckily I played it for under 2hrs when it first came out as a beta on steam and immediately refunded it.
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Did it ever really get off the ground. Would be a bit angry if I had put money into this. Luckily I played it for under 2hrs when it first came out as a beta on steam and immediately refunded it.

it went free to play. So, i would say no? You coudl buy premium points and use those in ingame store to get items, weapons, comsetics and one elite class


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Did it ever really get off the ground. Would be a bit angry if I had put money into this. Luckily I played it for under 2hrs when it first came out as a beta on steam and immediately refunded it.


This was my experience as well.
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A:  I do hope not because then it won't be the 40k universe anymore.
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I'm shocked... Shocked I tell you :)


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Not surprised but still saddens me to hear.
A terrible launch poisoned the view people had of it, something that they were never able to get rid of.

It’s a shame really because the game I sunk a couple of hundred hours in ended up being pretty great after the initial problems.

Gonna miss it.

Edited by m0nolith, 11 June 2021 - 04:18 PM.

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