Metal Gear News
Metal Gear Online is back online
March 15, 2011 06:33 pm
For those of you who were either patiently waiting or outright bitching after Konami temporarily shut down the Metal Gear Online servers due to the recent earthquakes and the damaged nuclear power plants, good news: they're back up. The servers, I mean, not the power plants. Either way I guess some of you can stop praying now and turn on that PlayStation 3. Still, while Konami put the servers back up with an apologetic explanation much to the appreciation of the MGO community, a few people continue to experience serious MGO-related tragedies:
With that said, I want to bring up a point. I've gotten an e-mail from someone who took offense to our news article regarding the servers being shut down and the negative reaction from a minority of MGO fans. This particular person expressed a "right" to complain because they paid for all of the expansion packs.
As I explained in my response, everyone pretty much has a right to say whatever the fuck they want on their property or with permission on someone else's, much like these history-ignorant folks on Facebook do. However, it should be noted that MGO is not going to be online forever. One of my biggest complaints in regards to Kojima Productions preferring to expand MGO instead of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots itself is that, unlike MGS4, MGO lasts only as long as the servers are up.
You know that "Agreement" you always have to press "left" and then "X" to skip? Read them sometime. In particular, read section 11, "SUSPENSION," where they talk about how they can temporary suspend MGO for reasons Konami deems necessary (earthquakes are specifically mentioned) and section 17, "TERMINATION," which talks about Konami being able to shut down the servers forever and you can't ask for even a partial refund. So like I said, people have the right to bitch, but that does not make your bitching valid. Besides, my point was that the bitching in light of the earthquake and power plant damage was ridiculous. Thus, the ridicule.