Eurogamer reports that all Darkfall characters may be felled, darkly, when Darkfall 2.0 launches.
Existing players stand to lose hundreds of hours of invested game-time should that happen.
But Darkfall producer Tasos Flambouras insisted that in Darkfall 2.0, wiping a character's progress "would not be as drastic" as in Darkfall 1.
"We've considered wipes on various levels," wrote Flambouras on the Darkfall website. "However, these are important decisions, because while this is like a new game, it's still the continuation of the current one.
The Star Wars: Galaxies NGE may be soon gone, but the spirit could live on.