First of all, for those that don't know, The Matrix Online, or MxO, is shut down. However, there is a project to build an emulator much like the SWG, Earth and Beyond and EQ1 emulators (to name a few). Actually there are a couple of projects. Most of the info can be found here
Sadly, the emulator is way behind producing the game near as it was. I've not tried it yet but probably will.
So why am I posting about it?
I feel I missed out. I tried MxO somewhere in the past. I think there was a free trial. Two things doomed my trial; after spending several minutes, perhaps as much as 30, building my character, I picked the blue pill. The game didn't say what the pills did. I surmised that picking the red would take me out of the matrix. I was wrong, in a sense. What picking the blue pill did was shut down the game. It was really clever actually but only served to waste all of my efforts up to that point. I restarted, redid all my character creating and picked the red pill.
Seconly, the initial missions are stupid boring. You have to gather several chopper keys, which don't always drop, forcing you to kill simple mobs for some time. Since I didn't immediately get the Interlock system, I did free fire and was quickly bored and unimpressed. I believe I moved on quickly and did not go back.
Now that the game is but a memory, I wish I had stuck around and given it a chance. Considering the way the server populations dwindled maybe I didn't miss much. The people that loved it though swear by it.
Anyway, I did a search and found no old thread and was curious to hear thoughts about it. From what little I've seen on youtube, there seems to have been an interesting skill and mission system as well as a pretty awesome melee combat system.
Is anyone else interested in seeing the emulator reach fruition? I think I may make an appearance on the forums. Seems dead there, but maybe the poor developers need some interest from fans to spark their passion.