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SHOCK NEWS. TWA closing down in Feb 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:46 am
by Rebelodicus
It is my unfortunate responsibility to inform you that Total War: ARENA will cease live operations in February 2019. :smile16 :smile12

ARENA has been on a long journey, and we are thankful to everyone who joined us. We have learned so much during the development of ARENA and we have grown incredibly close with the community and involved you deeply into our development process. It has been an absolute privilege to work with you all on this project, but unfortunately the results of ARENA Open Beta Test did not meet all our expectations.

I would like to take a moment to thank the ARENA Team, who have poured their heart and soul into this game’s development and are just as disappointed by this as you.
For those of you wondering about the team, they will all continue working on Total War, sharing their experience and learnings from ARENA. ARENA’s technological advancements will continue to be part of Total War development going forward.

To you, the players and community, I have been inspired by your passion, your commitment and your continued valuable insight. Your input and encouragement have been instrumental to the game’s development. I cannot emphasize enough how much we have enjoyed working and playing with you all, and I know that we will greatly miss speaking with you online, debating your feedback, and fighting alongside you on the battlefield.

As a thank you for playing ARENA the team of Creative Assembly is offering a free piece of Total War content to all players of ARENA on the Wargaming Game Center. You can choose one of these 4 pieces of Total War content:
Total War: MEDIEVAL II - Definitive Edition
Hannibal at the Gates (Total War: ROME II DLC)
Age of Charlemagne (Total War: ATTILA DLC)
Grim and the Grave (Total War: WARHAMMER DLC)
To claim this offer, please look at the in-game news (live now) or check out the FAQ below.

Additionally, Wargaming asked us to share this message to all players:
“Alongside this, Wargaming invites the players to continue or try out World of Tanks, World of Warships, or World of Warplanes and is offering a gift: 30 days of Premium Account time common for all three games provided you played 100 or more battles in Total War: ARENA during the Open Beta (launched on February 22, 2018). To receive your Premium time, you need to log in any of the “World of…” trilogy PC games.

If you’ve spent money in Premium Shop during the Closed Beta or the Open Beta, or bought a starter pack before the Closed Beta started, and have unspent Gold and/or Premium time on your account as of November 22, 2018, you are entitled to receive the equivalent amount of your remaining Gold and Premium time in World of Tanks, World of Warplanes, or World of Warships (at a 1:1 exchange rate). In addition, all TWA Premium Shop purchases made from August 22, 2018 to November 22, 2018 will be fully reimbursed to you in equivalent amounts of World of Tanks and World of Warplanes Gold, or World of Warships Doubloons. To choose in which game you want to receive the gifts visit this page.

Please take note:

After you receive Gold and Premium time in another Wargaming title of your choice, the remaining amounts will still be available to you in Total War: ARENA, and you’ll be able to make good use of them until the game servers shut down;
You may choose a game to receive your gift in until December 22, 2018. If you don’t make your choice before then, your Gold and Premium time shall appear in the title where you’ve played the most battles. If you haven’t yet played any of the “World of…” trilogy games, your Gold and Premium time shall appear in World of Tanks;
Premium time starts ticking immediately after it’s remitted to a “World of…” title if you played it before; if you haven’t, your Premium time will begin the day you first launch the game;

Your Gold and Premium time will appear in the title of your choice within a day after you take your decision.”
Real-money purchasing and registration of new accounts will be disabled immediately following this announcement, though the existing players will be able to play and spend the Gold they already have. The Total War: ARENA servers will shut down completely at 10:00 GMT on February 22, 2019. Today’s patch, the final one we’ll be deploying, has introduced contingencies to ensure that you will continue to find matches, even in the event of low player population. Please see the FAQ for more details, and we’ll be active in the comments too to answer your questions.

I look forward to all of you sharing your memories of the epic battles we’ve had together over the last few years.
Thank you for everything.
Joshua Williams
Creative Assembly Developer Communications

Re: SHOCK NEWS. TWA closing down in Feb 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:48 am
by Rebelodicus
To say I am gutted is an understatement :smile44 :smile51

Re: SHOCK NEWS. TWA closing down in Feb 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:10 pm
by Bstueck0514
Apparently total war arena was not the cash-cow they wanted it to be, like world of tanks.

"Gee, we can't get enough millions from this game, let's cancel it"

It has a big enough fan base, the servers and game itself works wonderfully, constant updates to make sure the game is equal for all, etc. I thoroughly enjoyed this game and to have it thrown away because it isn't making "enough" money is utter BS. They won't transfer the gold, the silver earned, or anything to their other games. This is a big "F U" to the players. The only thing they offer is a discount for buying other games, which THEY provide.

Milk the cow for all its worth, then skin it when nothing is left.

Re: SHOCK NEWS. TWA closing down in Feb 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:32 pm
by viper
that is very shocking!

unfortunately its what stu says 'not the cash game they expected'

Feel for ya reb I new you loved that game :down

Re: SHOCK NEWS. TWA closing down in Feb 2019

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:03 am
by Rebelodicus
I was able to transfer ingame gold to tanks, and got a month premium, but I'm not too excited about it. :smile42

I am laying odds that they bring it back in 12 months and make you pay "through the nose" for it :smile41 :smile44

I now need to find a game for an old gezer with slow reactions, bad hearing and eyesight. A big no to CoD or PUBG in that case.... but Team fortress is fun... just not tactical beauty like TWA :smile18

Rome II is great but poor in multiplayer