It's always sad news to hear of MMORPGs going under, although this time around it's not as bad as an entire game being discontinued. In the wake of a lack of "desired long-term success," it seems like the decision was made for MYTHOS Europe to be discontinued, with the game servers being shut down on October 27th, 2011 at 12:00 CEST (11AM UK), and the forums being shut down on October 28th, 2011 at 12:00 CEST (11AM UK).
The MYTHOS team also wants to make sure that their European players have a good send-off, so they've drawn out a timeline of events and plans for the next few days. Here are those plans:
- We want to make the last few days of Mythos as pleasurable as possible so try to send out all missing quest items by in-game messages! Just let us know what you’re missing here, by giving us the quest item name here. We’ll then check if it’s feasible to send these items, if it is, we’ll set up a separate thread for all the requests.
- Effective immediately, it is no longer possible to buy Bones!
- Effective immediately, all servers have the maximum XP and Luck buffs!
- Over the next few days our community managers will be coming to the servers for the last time to help you fight the last monster invasion and supply you with powerful items! There’ll be monsters-a-plenty and set-items, cash shop items and skill gems galore!
The team is also giving out Runes of Magic vouchers to all users who have been active in the past 3 months, with those vouchers being redeemable for mounts, Diamonds, or both! Altogether, a rather sad occasion, but at least made a little classier by the folks at MYTHOS Europe. Good luck in the future!