Last week, Nexon announced the unthinkable: it told players that it would immediately ban the creation of one of the game’s playable character classes, Jett, and delete her from the game next year. The motivation for the removal is perfectly clear; The character was only developed and released for the global edition of the game, and Nexon no longer wanted to spend resources maintaining it for the global player base. That’s insult enough, but of course the people who’d played the toon for their entire 11-year lifespan were particularly outraged at the idea that they’d be forced to convert their favorite toon into something else.
But I haven’t seen many people threaten to actually quit.
I tried to think what I would do if an MMO deleted my favorite class. The only time it would have ever come close to me was Star Wars galaxies, when the game deleted the Bio-Engineer (my alternate) and thereby broke Chef (my main handyman). But I had already left the game when it happened so it wasn’t that painful and eventually the skills from those classes were all restored and when I came back I was mostly over it.
How about you – would you keep playing an MMO if it wiped out your favorite class?