Pirates of the Burning Seas makes seven servers walk the plank

Arrrr, it be cruel out there on the MMOceans as Pirates of the Burning Seas has shut down seven of its 11 servers. Developer Flying Lab explained that the upshot of the maneuver would be denser servers, especially after an update allowed for more characters per server.

We'd speculate that PotBS probably hasn't come close to hitting its expected subscription numbers. The developer will soon make changes to the game, which may bring in new players. But, as we've learned in the post-WoW years, you can't relaunch an MMO no matter how many upgrades fix the initial product.

[Via Massively]

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