Why would WB/Turbine close something down if there is money to be made?
Lets say that they were on a skeleton staff, and where making minimal investments into infrastructure.
That would mean that WB/Turbine could extract a modest profit from a rather small player base.
I would not play this game if there was something that played just like it except was better.
The question I have for you is where would I go to? What game is like this one? There are a ton of wow clones, and they are interchangeable. Different takes on the same theme. But where is the ddo clone that is better than the original, tell me and I will drop all of the time and money I invested in ddo and go to that game.
Just imagine if a new game was developed that was everything we (the majority of players) like about ddo and none of the things we don’t. Ddo would be dead in no time, people would write off their investments in ddo as a sunk cost and go to the better game. BUT, who would develop a new game for a niche market? And one that is already being served by an established game?
The Camelot unchained audience was not already being served. City State Entertainment had to resort to kickstarter for funding that niche game. Ddo is a game that would not have been made in todays climate.