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Post  Felix on Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:29 pm

I guess we will have to wait for the community to come up with a solution.

Our server IP address is here
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Post  Felix on Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:49 pm

I found a petition for bioware to reinstate the master server. I think its worth a shot.
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Post  TheMothMan on Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:36 am

*Signed*
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Post  sniqow on Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:03 pm

Is it official, was there warning at all?

I'd like to get involved but I'm not in the know or in the loop.

This is bad for the game. I think there will never be one like this again until publishers pull their heads out of their ass, and until a true successor to NWN shows up on the market, this one needs our support.

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Post  sniqow on Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:40 pm

http://www.change.org/petitions/re-instate-the-master-server-for-nwn-and-the-gamespy-service

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Post  sniqow on Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:44 pm

Maybe you could add a server message on a timer or when people join with a shortened URL to the petition, remind them to sign it if they haven't yet.

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Post  DeathWarding on Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:51 pm

*signed*
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Post  Arataki on Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:04 pm

Someone send me this:


http://neverwinterconnections.com/
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Post  sniqow on Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:01 pm

I did a little research and found an article with answers.

http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/12/10/gamespy-shuts-down-multiplayer-support-for-swat-4-neverwinter-nights-and-other-classics/

GLU Mobile has no interest in supporting PC titles, as they are a mobile/tablet company, I'm going to bite my tongue and save my vitriol for another time perhaps. I guess that's the nature of the gaming industry, and a petition with less than 200 signings is not going to change a thing. Essentially, it was killed by a hedge fund.

Over the past month, the multiplayer matchmaking service GameSpy has been closing down servers across a selection of games. Slashdot user OldTimeRadio reports that games such as Neverwinter Nights 1 & 2, Microsoft Flight Simulator X, SWAT 4, Sniper Elite, Hidden and Dangerous 2, Wings of War and Star Wars: Battlefront will no longer let players search for, and in some cases host, online matches.

This move comes only months after GameSpy’s acquisition by GLU Mobile, a publisher of “freemium” games across mobile, tablet and browsers, in August.

Rebellion, the developers of Sniper Elite, made an official announcement, explaining the situation to their community, in which they state that, “this decision by Glu was not taken in consultation with us and was beyond our control.”

“We have been talking to them since to try and get the servers turned back on. We have been informed that in order to do so would cost us tens of thousands of pounds a year – far in excess of how much we were paying previously.”

Rebellion go on to say that, because of the way the GameSpy middleware is integrated into the title, switching to a new multiplayer provider would involve a significant redevelopment that would also be too costly for the studio.

“While we are not happy about the situation, as an independent developer we simply do not have the resources to pay the massive costs of new servers along with redeveloping a seven-year-old game.”

Over at their Facebook page, GameSpy have only been responding to questions about Battlefront’s online support. “Lucas Arts no longer supports the title so we’re obligated to disable the service per our Agreement with them.”

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