Lord British 離開 NCsoft

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今年二月的時候,銀狐曾經寫過一篇『Lord British 晚節不保?』的文章,裡面提到了 Lord British 在 NCsoft 的表現不佳,參與製作的遊戲《Tabula Rasa》在上市後的反應不是很好。

前一段時間,Lord British 為了達成他的夢想,花了大筆個人的積蓄成功的登上太空,銀狐也曾經寫過一篇『UO之父升天』的文章在介紹這件事。

現在,在 Lord British 完成了他的夢想之後,他也離開了 NCsoft 這間公司,離開了《Tabula Rasa》這款遊戲。在遊戲的官方網站上可以看到這篇公告:

Fellow Soldiers of the AFS,

I am happy to finally be able to write the players and community of Tabula Rasa. We’ve been on quite a journey together. First in creating a game unlike any other on the MMO market, then growing a loyal community and finally launching the game and its players into space with Operation Immortality. It has been quite an unforgettable journey, one that I will treasure for the rest of my life.

I am very grateful to you loyal players for sticking around through what I think we can all honestly say was a rough launch. I thank the development team for pushing hard to get polish, updates and new content out every month since launch…a feat that I think is unusual in MMO development. They have a lot to be proud of.

Many of you probably wonder what my plans are, now that I have achieved the lifelong dream of going to space. Well, that unforgettable experience has sparked some new interests that I would like to devote my time and resources to. As such, I am leaving NCsoft to pursue those interests.

This news is difficult for me to deliver. I am honored to have worked with the team I’ve had and I’m grateful to the community who makes this game so unique and fun.

Thank you and farewell.

Richard “General British” Garriott

而從這之後,Lord British 是否會再投身到另一家遊戲公司,或是如他所說的,他找到了其他有興趣的事要去做,這就只能慢慢的觀察了。