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What happened to AoTTG (and Feng)?

by Brookie - 9 Nov 2019, 10:34 PM in AoTTG General
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Posted: 9 Nov 2019, 10:34 PM
Haven't played in a long time but I'm just very curious now that I sorta came back to the game
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Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 01:01 AM
(9 Nov 2019, 10:34 PM)Brookie Wrote: Haven't played in a long time but I'm just very curious now that I sorta came back to the game

Well, it's a bit of an unsure situation regarding Feng and the community, but I will try to explain the current situation and a bit before to kinda get you up to wraps for the general look of things to kinda keep it short and sweet.

Feng

A long while back, after the BETA was released, Feng basically disappeared. Turns out he went to work on some other games including a little drifting game. During this time he also conceived a child which he shared an image of his child on Facebook around last holiday season. He announced in his blog that the game would receive a final update sometime in the future when the servers get shut down. This goes against what he said before a long while back when he mentioned he would keep paying the server fees as long as there was a community to play on them. So as of now, his current decision on any of this is unknown as he no longer really engages with the community. So things regarding Feng and AoTTG is still kinda up in the air due to a ton of these variables going on with him and the game itself. And that leads into the next topic.

The Community

The community of AoTTG is still very much alive, but by no means as popular as it was in 2013~2015. Majority of players, as far as I am aware of, gather into the RRC Discord server as it is the main hub for competitive play and setting a guideline for skill rankings. I also hear of several BR Discord servers that host PvP competitions and such, but I am not involved in those by any means to give more than that. Guilds and other small group based organizations are basically dead as a concept as the population of the game is extremely small in comparison to as it was. The game is still hit with region crashers and abusive modders, but it's not as bad as it was several months ago when it was almost daily. A bitter taste to end on this is that there are fan-made projects around AoTTG to make their own versions of the original. The bitter part though is that most of these projects were canceled and have very little chance to match their original concept. Overall, the community is pretty quiet and only containing majority of players who have been playing for years with very few returning or new players.

Overall

The game is still good as it hasn't been updated since 2015 (We don't consider the BETA in 2016) but time is definitely taking its toll. Feng announced the official close of his servers whenever that comes down to it and the community is mostly the same people you will run into again and again after a while. Tournaments, competitions, and other type of events are usually really lackluster due to the little amount of participation as more and more people are deciding to drop the game as it's just not the same anymore from a social sense which was a major aspect for a lot of people in the early days. If you ask me, it's still worth putting time into, but don't expect to feel the same feeling from the golden ages. People are still waiting for the final update a/o the servers disappearing, but until then, we just play and get better for the sake of playing a game most of us can't leave for nostalgia purposes and the time we already put into it.
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Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 11:53 AM
(10 Nov 2019, 01:01 AM)Abiicias Wrote: to kinda keep it short and sweet.

*Glares* Blob This Can't Be Right

But yeah anyway your question is partly answered by our logo. Lord Feng is dead and that's alright, for his return is what brings the apocalypse.
Ah yes, my favorite quote from GOT: “May the force be ever in your favor, Mr. Potter” -Gandalf (chronicles of Narnia)
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Posted: 14 Nov 2019, 07:13 PM
I dunno i just decided to stop playing cuz katsu told me to fuck off, fucking weaboo
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Posted: 14 Nov 2019, 08:58 PM
(14 Nov 2019, 07:13 PM)Finny Wrote: I dunno i just decided to stop playing cuz katsu told me to fuck off, fucking weaboo

Pls come play with me foon ily Heart
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