For many players old and new, this game is a part of their lives. It's where friendships and made and strengthened through gameplay. Relationships are found and continue to prosper. It's more than just a game, or lines of code. This is a thriving community of close knit individuals who are facing the end of their efforts due to the withdrawal of support by NCsoft.
If the game must be shut down, then allow the players the ability to continue enjoying the game world through other means.