Because they wouldn't be able to:Explain why you think they wouldn't make any money from a 7.4 server.
How would you earn more money with just premium account than with current tibia store?Such server definitely could earn alot of cash, if it only was as easy as pressing "run". And that's probably what many people think.
But they very likely do not have sources of such old versions anymore. And even if they had, it's long time outdated, and they would end up rewriting it from scratch anyway. So from their perspective it's not worth the effort at this point already. And then, they'd also have to again deal with issues they once faced and failed to fix in a proper way. So why even assume it would be any different this time?
We may all wish for it, but for cipsoft it's a hundred times easier to not give a fuck, but just keep hosting their modern tibia with a full store etc.
"-sell mounts"Because they wouldn't be able to:
No you didn't but it was what I was originally commenting on, that said even if it was far less profitable- that doesn't necessarily mean it isn't worth it as long as it's still profitable.@Amusement
I never said that they wouldn't make money from it, what I said was that it would be far less profitable for them rather than, lets say, releasing a new tournament world. You don't include how much time and resources they'd have to use to release an acceptable 7.4 server before even thinking about their profits. While I agree, they could sell all the cosmetic stuff (as Medivia does), but as you yourself said they make the most money out of training weapons (which wouldn't be passable on a 7.4 ot for obvious reasons).