Most of HB core and leadership has now left AOC.
And it is obvious for most that for now, AOC has nothing of value to offer. We have therefor decided that further development of HB in AOC is suspended until further notice.
It don't have to be a secret that the last few days up to my own cancellation I felt deceived and betrayed by Funcom. It looked so promising. Shortly after release I thought that this could turn out to exceed everyones expectations. And I think many where surprised at how many old timers showed up again. It was simply amazing seeing all those familiar names poping up all over the place, here on the forum and even ingame. Specied with meeting many new friends, and former allies.
When we reached over 60 members in our AOC rooster I knew we had something special brewing. I don't think we where really prepared for that kind of success. AOC was only meant as a pass time while we waited for Warhammer Online, iknow it turned out that way in the end anyway, but after the first few weeks I thought HB and myself would have to spread our members and sparetime over 2 games.
I feel we gave AOC our best. We fought, explored, crafted and built. It is funny seeing total strangers hoping for Hired Blades return to the battle field, hoping for a challenging PvP fight. And it feels great that in our short lifespan we managed to make a mark on the server. It is a shame FunCom released the game in the state it was in at release. Down the line AOC has great possibilities. But in its current state it is like beta testing. Crafting, feats, abilities, interface, pathing, grouping, raiding, chatting all basic things in this day and age needs to be looked at before the game is ready for version 1.0, in my opinion. But even with all its faults, i don't regret getting exited about AOC. We had fun, I had fun anyway, and that is what it was about.
There have been talks about merging with one or more guilds. But as so many core members has already left, it has been decided that HB will leave our keep as monument of what we achieved in our all to short life time in AOC. Those still active are free to stay or leave as they please. When the last leader sub expires the last chance for a guild invite run out. As I write this that may already have happened sadly.
Feel free to vent if you got something on you're chest. For me HB in AOC is dead, if you feel otherwise and is ready to prove me wrong, now is the time.
I hope to see all our new (and old) friends in Warhammer Online, you are all welcome. Join the WAR forum usergroup asap and get in on the speculations and friendly banter.
R.I.P. Month Of Conan... Roll on Century of Warhammer!!!
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Chinese food to go, $16.89,
Gas to drive and pick it up, $1.68,
Getting home and realizing they forgot one of the boxes..
Im gonna buy a Batman suit and hang it in my closet, just to duck with myself if I get alzheimers.
I'm home, take me drunk...