I sent an email and received a response that also didn’t give the usual “LU is permanently retired” response. It is interesting but not enough to start waiting for LU to return from LEGO.
Interesting…I wonder if LEGO, now that they’ve started to branch out a bit more, and after the failure of LEGO Minifigures Online, is starting to look back into the feasibility of a financially stable LEGO Universe. From what I’ve seen, if they had just dropped the property building – something that only the “builders” were really into – and stuck with the MMORPG side, they would have been just fine…*
*They were having to moderate every property for…inappropriate imagery, shall we say, and with all of the properties, and all of the ways people were apparently finding to hide the stuff…well, all those mods checking properties just cost too much to be feasible. At least from LEGO’s inexperienced, fresh-to-MMORPGs viewpoint.