TheVampirate wrote:In alpha tests (I been in a few) servers can go down for months. It is part of development as much as wipes, inequalities, and everything else. As you mentioned, this is a staging ground for concepts. It is a game too, but in the end it IS alpha. If the server needs to go down for a month or two, even three, in order to progress concepts and test effectively, implement smoothly, and maintain a game that becomes more and more playable then so be it.
Problem is if they bring the server down for 2-3 months, alot of the not hardcore players will likely forget the game exists and move on =s. They would lose alot of players that way. Wiping the world and letting us play in a fresh world will no doubt get some qq threads but at least the game is still there, even if nothing gets updated. Hoping it doesnt come to that tho :S