I have been playing this game for some time now and cease production of the game has made some interesting changes in behaviour of some players. There are a few different groups or form of reaction to this news.
1) There are players, which seem to be totally unafected by this news. There are mostly playing for a long time and they will be playing as long as there will be active and friendly playgroup.
2) Some players started with panicking and selling collections. You can find those on ebay and similar places. Most of them wanted to play at some competitive level. This looks impossible for a game, which doesn't have some support. Some people are in need of constant flow of new cards - we can say, that dead game will not provide them their need and they are moving on, mostly to another CCG or LCG.
3) Panic of this group is little different. New sets will not be released and some of the cards are starting to become pretty rare. And they want their share of them. You can see it on ebay - some prices are simply skyrocking. I have found myself little caught in this too and started investing a little more into my collection. I am too afraid, that I will not be able to build some decks and I am desperately seeking cards that have been sold out. I would be happy if this alone would suffice for White Wolf to reconsider.
4) The last group is most interesting. I am talking about people, that are running Vekn, but also all national coordinators, princes and all people who are trying to promote V:tes. People, who are running blogs about this game are also very important. I am hoping, that the work they are doing will keep our community from falling apart and vanishing. I am trying to help a little too:)
I hope that V:tes community will survive this. It is not for the first time after all. Chance of ressurrecting the game is very important for some players. Release of WoD online could be the event, which could potentialy direct some important eyes to Vampire comunity. If the game itself would be a success, then V:tes could use the attention. On the other hand, if this event would not help, it coul bury this game for even more players. I will personally keep playing and try to find new players, but this distant event is keeping me on my toes. Until then... well I am sure i will play as many games as possible and try to build more freaky decks.
Feel free to comment. I know, that the list of player groups is entirely subjective, but feel free to write, which type are you.
Next time I will try to post something more fun and not just my random thoughts.