Earth Eternal not so eternal after all...
It appears Earth Eternal is not so, as it was shut down for the second time on November 21st, 2011 at 9:00PM EST. No reason was cited, but the game's website (and that of its Japanese version, Ikimonogatari), were withdrawn, with an announcement on the project's Facebook page the sole notice — much to the outrage of fans in the comments.
Earth Eternal was a post-apocalyptic/neo-medieval furry MMORPG started by now-bankrupt Sparkplay Media. In late 2010, the game was shut down for a few months, put on the auction block and sold to TurnOut Ventures.
TurnOut decided to contract Japanese game maker Sankando to make an all-new Japanese version (Ikimonogatari, or "A Kemono's Story"), with new kemono models that would replace the originals in Earth Eternal. While the two games remained separate, the second incarnation of Earth Eternal inherited many of Ikimonogatari's features and qualities — while removing many races from the original.
With the new North America beta, all accounts from previous Earth Eternal releases were purged, the browser version was dropped, and the game required a Facebook account to join.