As community manager 'Nocte' announces on the title's official forums Mythos Europe will be shutting down next week, on the 27th of October, leaving European players without a chance to play the resurrected hack'n'slash MMO that was originally developed by Flagship Studios. Not surprising news then considering the title's development history, but still disappointing. Here's the whole letter to the community:
Dear MYTHOS community,
MYTHOS enjoyed great popularity with the launch in April and the numerous registered users ensured a good start. The desired long-term success unfortunately did not follow. Under these circumstances, we have made the difficult decision to discontinue the operation of MYTHOS.
For this reason, we will shut down the game servers and cease operation on 27/10/2011 at 12:00 CEST (11am UK).
We are very sorry to have to forward this message because the MYTHOS community was very lively.
Here's a rundown of what's going to be happening over the next few days:
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 first event takes place on Thursday 20/10/2011 from 14:00 CEST (1pm UK).
The final event, the Farewell Party, takes place on Wednesday 26/10/2011 from 16:00 CEST (3pm UK), when we can all have one last party together.
There will be a few CMs loitering about on the servers between events too.
On 27/10/2011 at 12:00 CEST (11am UK) we will be shutting down all game servers.
On 28/10/2011 at 12:00 CEST (11am UK) we will be closing all language forums.
As a way of saying thanks for your loyalty, we'd also like to give out Runes of Magic vouchers to all the users who have been active in the past 3 months (only accounts registered prior to this announcement will be considered).
The vouchers may be redeemable for mounts, Diamonds or both! We'll also be giving away some beta keys for our new title Eligium.
Those of you who purchased a MYTHOS box will be receiving a Runes of Magic bundle with the same value as the box.
Vouchers and/or bundles will be sent to you via email after the servers have been shut down.
-The MYTHOS Team