I can't say that I've ever spent any time with Frogster's Bounty Bay Online since its 2007 launch, but it's still disappointing to read an announcement on the official forums that the pirate-themed MMORPG will be "discontinued" in the near future. Hopefully the team moves on to something even bigger and better:
Dear BBO Players,
It was in the year 2007 that the mighty Flagship Bounty Bay Online set sail to explore the unknown waters of MMORPG games and enrich them with a hearty “Yarrr” and the thunder of cannons. BBO sailed stalwart through calm seas and gale force storms alike, thanks to the dedicated community of players that came aboard during our journey. Together we discovered Hurricane Island, travelled beyond the Horizon, uncovered the secrets of Atlantis, and prevailed in Raging Seas. However, more than five years of fierce battles on the merciless oceans have taken their toll on this proud vessel, which has meanwhile hoisted the colours of Gameforge, her third banner.
So it lays heavy on our hearts to deliver you this message, that Davy Jones has finally come a-calling: Bounty Bay Online will be discontinued. Our grief is as deep as the unexplored depths of our beloved oceans: we’re not only losing our first and oldest game, but we also have to share this decision with you, our faithful community. However, we can look back fondly on the wonderful, unique voyages that we were able to share with you.
So we would like to invite you on our final journey. We won’t peacefully slip beneath the waves, but instead go out in the blaze and thunder of our cannon fire!
Many events will be coming up in the next weeks, where we will inform you about in a separate announcement in the upcoming days. We will also give you answers on questions you may have, as well as an overview on what will happen when in the next weeks.