Fortune League Facebook Game to Cease Operations

Sony Online Entertainment announced yesterday that Star Wars Galaxies will be shutting down at the end of this year, but it turns out that's not the only SOE game that's closing its doors. Fortune League, the Facebook strategy game based in the EverQuest II universe, will cease operations on July 11. Here's the official announcement that was posted on the application and e-mailed to players:

"As of Monday, July 11th this Facebook game will no longer be operational. In the meantime, you may continue to play and redeem prizes until the conclusion of this final season. However, the ability to add Station Cash funds to your wallet will be disabled on Friday, June 24th. Any existing funds in your wallet can still be used until the game is turned off.

Beginning on Monday, July 11th, you may request a refund of the non-promotional Station Cash in your wallet if you play Fortune League and do not also currently play any other SOE game (EverQuest II, Free Realms, etc.) where you can still continue to use the Station Cash in your wallet after this Facebook game has been turned off. If you are eligible for a refund, please contact a Customer Service. Unused purchased trades will also be refunded."

SOE and Fastpoint Games launched Fortune League in January, so the game had a pretty short lifespan.

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Fortune League Facebook Game to Cease Operations
# Jun 28 2011 at 11:21 AM Rating: Decent
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I believe that the real reason it is shutting down is due to the fact that Facebook is requiring its game applications to only accept facebook credits for its purchases.
Why?
# Jun 26 2011 at 4:36 PM Rating: Good
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I can't understand why SOE would bring it down. It was actually kind of fun and the potions/scrolls were helpful, needless to say.

Wonder if this has anything to do with the hack?
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# Jun 28 2011 at 4:09 AM Rating: Default
Well for starters the game sucked. There were numerous issues and it NEVER worked at 100%.

I played since day one and at no point did my Hero points ever show up in my party window. Never. Balance always stayed 0 even though I had a total and rank.

Also, it took them THREE MONTHS to add a 'next page' button to the prize window. When you earned your 22nd prize they rolled over to a new page, but there was no link to it to claim it. Many people had their prizes expire because of this. I lost stuff too.

Support requests to Fastpoint, the company that actually made it resulted in canned responses.

Yes the potions and AA scrolls were nice, but that's the only reason I played, not because it was fun.
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