History VideoGame / TabulaRasa

21st Jan '17 5:58:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* LordBritishPostulate: The [[TropeNamer Trope Naming]] incident from UltimaOnline was {{Lampshaded}} here, with a special event where the Bane sent clones of General British to attack the AFS.

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* LordBritishPostulate: The [[TropeNamer Trope Naming]] incident from UltimaOnline VideoGame/UltimaOnline was {{Lampshaded}} here, with a special event where the Bane sent clones of General British to attack the AFS.
12th Dec '16 1:45:41 PM Ultimatum
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12th Sep '16 8:39:43 AM theLibrarian
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* DownerEnding: The game ended with a massive Bane attack that lasted until the servers shut down at midnight, making it seem like the Bane won the war.
1st Aug '16 8:50:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* FanService: There were quite a few playboy partially nude (and one fully nude) pictures of Sarah Morrison from the game in, aptly, an issue of PlayBoy.

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* FanService: There were quite a few playboy partially nude (and one fully nude) pictures of Sarah Morrison from the game in, aptly, an issue of PlayBoy.Magazine/PlayBoy.
10th Nov '15 6:19:11 AM tranz2deep
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** Also, waiting until Richard was '''off-planet''' before pulling the plug and faking his resignation gives the company the dubious honor of the first real-life LordBritishPostulate event.
13th Aug '15 6:41:50 AM Scorpion451
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Tabula Rasa had a short run compared to other [=MMORPGs=], closing down on March 1, 2009. In its wake, everyone from [[http://www.mmognation.com/2008/12/24/why-ncsoft-closed-tabula-rasa/ gaming websites]] to [[http://potshot.wordpress.com/2008/11/21/richard-garriotts-tabula-rasa-a-complete-failure/ bloggers]] to [[http://www.brokentoys.org/2009/01/16/perspectives/ former NCSoft]] [[http://t-machine.org/index.php/2009/01/16/we-need-to-talk-about-tabula-rasa-when-will-we-talk-about-tabula-rasa/ employees and managers]] weighed in on why it failed, usually blaming it on confused game mechanics, poor sales, low subscription numbers, and a [[DevelopmentHell long development cycle]]. In the end, it turned out that it was really [=NCSoft=] killing the relatively healthy MMO to [[http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/tabularasa/news.html?sid=6271808 prevent Garriott from earning a windfall in stocks]], going as far as to fake his resignation letter in order to let him take the inevitable heat.

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Tabula Rasa had a short run compared to other [=MMORPGs=], closing down on March 1, 2009. In its wake, everyone from [[http://www.mmognation.com/2008/12/24/why-ncsoft-closed-tabula-rasa/ gaming websites]] to [[http://potshot.wordpress.com/2008/11/21/richard-garriotts-tabula-rasa-a-complete-failure/ bloggers]] to [[http://www.brokentoys.org/2009/01/16/perspectives/ former NCSoft]] [[http://t-machine.org/index.php/2009/01/16/we-need-to-talk-about-tabula-rasa-when-will-we-talk-about-tabula-rasa/ employees and managers]] weighed in on why it failed, usually blaming it on confused game mechanics, poor sales, low subscription numbers, and a [[DevelopmentHell long development cycle]]. In the end, it turned out that it was really [=NCSoft=] [[ScrewedByTheNetwork NCSoft killing the relatively healthy MMO MMO]] to [[http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/tabularasa/news.html?sid=6271808 prevent Garriott from earning a windfall in stocks]], stocks, going as far as to fake his resignation letter in order to let him take the inevitable heat.



* {{Cancellation}}: The game's servers are offline and the game is no longer playable.
7th Jan '15 8:08:20 PM TrevMUN
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* MagicGenetics: Deconstructed. Receptives owe their ability to use Logos from their genes, but this is ''only'' because those specific genes act as a "password" to access shrines left behind by the Eloh and receive Logos Element information from them. This was a system deliberately set up by the Eloh, because the Eloh had modified early humans in the past to express those genes.
** Several missions describe the AFS' ongoing attempts to give non-Receptives the genetic ability to receive Logos Elements. These experiments have led to [[RealityEnsues horrific ends]] such as fast-growing cancerous tumors.
28th Apr '14 10:31:54 AM TotemicHero
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Of the ''worst'' kind.
** CorruptCorporateExecutive: There's really no other way to describe [=NCSoft's=] actions.
18th Mar '14 9:38:21 AM StarSword
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A now-defunct {{MMORPG}} developed by Richard Garriot (of {{Ultima}} fame) and Destination Games, and published by [=NCSoft=], ''Tabula Rasa'' attempted to evoke a sci-fi feel and weaponry in a blend of FPS and RPG.

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A now-defunct {{MMORPG}} developed by Richard Garriot (of {{Ultima}} ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' fame) and Destination Games, and published by [=NCSoft=], ''Tabula Rasa'' attempted to evoke a sci-fi feel and weaponry in a blend of FPS and RPG.
18th Mar '13 7:29:51 AM JAF1970
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* SpiritualSuccessor: Basically a science fiction ''{{Ultima}}'', right down to mysterious entities based on virtues.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Basically a science fiction ''{{Ultima}}'', right down to mysterious entities called Logos based on virtues.
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