Category Archives: MMOs
Five years ago I was playing the Korean & Japanese beta of RO2: The Gate of World. The betas ended and there was no sign of life until the whole thing was scrapped and out came RO2: Legent of the Second. After a long KR beta, a shitty SEA beta, finally we get the North American beta. I can finally play the game I’ve wanted to play for years and after a week and a half all I can say is: This game is destined to fail. Read the rest of this entry
So after the fail that was the SEA launch, Gravity finally launched their version for the North American players. They claim to have banned SEA, Brazil, Philippines Japan and Korea but I’ve seen Japanese players tweet about their gameplay. Could be possible they haven’t put the ban in place to use the illegal players to stress test but for now it seems to be open to everyone? Anyway after Tartaros died, I missed my favorite daimahoushi so I’ve made a mage 8D.
After the Tartaros closure announcement, just when I thought I was done with MMOs….
2 years after the Korean announcement, the English open beta is coming in 10 days. I plan to jump into the OBT to try it out and see how long I last before I get bored. I think Tartaros’ “gather mob and kill like 20 dudes at once” system spoiled me so it may be hard for me to go back to the whole click on 1 enemy and kill business. Since I miss Tartaros though I think I will emulate my characters from that game in RO2 (￣ー￣)ﾆﾔﾘ.
If anyone’s planning to play hopefully I will see you in game. Once the beta opens I’ll be sure to post my impressions and IGN.
Now on a different topic, recently Webshots was aquired by SMILE which will soon cease to be a free photo hosting service. This is a huge problem because I have like 6000 screenshots from all my MMO games on there argh. So now I’m desperately trying to figure out where to host game screenshots and at the moment the only thing I’ve come up with is Google+ (・_・;). If anyone has suggestions (and not crap like photobucket/imgUR/Imgshack/Yfrog) I’m all ears!
Edit: Looks like Asiasoft enjoys shitting in its own face and after a failed open beta in December, they pushed it to January and the day prior to opening announced that only 4 countries are eligible to play. This means their player base in Phillippines, Indonesia, Europe, and North America is pretty much out of luck. Oh well, all this means is that now I won’t have any MMO game to distract me from completing another 50 otome games in 2013 (・∀・).
Welp not that I didn’t know it was coming but…
Game’s shutting down on February 25, 2012 but at this point anyone playing is probably just trying to catch up levels to see the final depressing scenario. Looks like the game is going to pretty much die along with all the other characters leaving things unresolved. What a shame this really was a good game and while I did feel this coming, I hoped in the back of my head that they’d bring out something new and prove me wrong. Sadly this was not the case. The least they could do is make the exp like 100x or something to let people watch the final scenario bits sheesh 2x is cheap lol.
I never did get to see the last chapter of the scenario except vaguely from a video from the Tartaros Taiwan server but pretty much a lot of characters ended up dying so it wasn’t a happy end anyway. (´・ω・｀) Also in case you didn’t hear Tinierme is shutting down as well but lol that crap shoulda been shut down years ago .
Edit: They announced that from December 13~ closure they will make it 30x exp and they are considering posting the entire scenario from beginning to end in video form.
I kinda wanna reinstall the client and try to level up to see the last few scenarios but I’m not sure if I can login as I’ve had activeX issues the entire time (；´Д｀). Turns out it’s a gaijin block – I tried loading the site through a Japanese proxy and loaded totally fine. Lol Fuck You MK this is what you get for blocking people who actually spent money on your shitty game. Hoping they will post the final scenario online!
While I wanted to try and level up to see the scenario, MK has forced me into an early retirement. As you can see from the image above, nothing loads. The website is extremely slow and it’s clear they are no longer giving priority to the Tartaros servers. When I try logging in, I just get a blank page in IE, and using google chrome, it gives me something like this so the button to even START the game doesn’t load. Clearly they are trying to make more people quit the game (despite having a huge level up event today…) so that way when it’s time to shut down service, there aren’t as many angry players since most of them will have quit.
With this in mind, I’ve uninstalled the game from my computer and I will be taking down the leveling guide from this blog. It’s been a good 2 and a half years but poor management has sadly driven this game into the ground. I still have my tartaros screenshot album up on webshots for anyone who wants to see some nostalgia. If by some miracle the game gets picked up by another publisher or they actually decide to do something to revive it I’ll post an update…but at this point all signs point to the MMO graveyard.
After Tartaros I think I will be taking a long break from MMO games in general. I’m just too occupied with otome gaming right now and thanks to my arm condition I haven’t really been motivated to start anything new. Most MMOs nowdays are either “TOO” cute , too grindy or too realistic graphics for my likings. Thanks everyone for all the good times with this game, maybe we’ll have a chance to enjoy another game like this in the near future.
Well I had a feeling Tartaros was coming to an end, and not just scenario wise but with Tartaros Taiwan shutting down on December 31st, looks like my suspicions were correct. In the last few months there’s been a lack of players on the servers, the events and items were recycled or mediocre. The staff made it so the game was extremely annoying to play forcing people to quit (though makes me wonder if that was intentional.)
Either way I hope before Japan Tartaros shuts down they at least increase the exp. I still want to see the rest of the scenario but if it shuts down on 12/31 in Japan as well, at 1x I will never be able to reach level 75 or 76 lol. If any news about Tartaros Japan shows up I’ll post here but it’s been a nice ride. I’ll miss Cromodo when the game closes ;_;.
For a while I’ve been falling out of pangya. I’ve tried to keep up with events but only a few kept my interest. I decided I would wait until Lucia’s birthday, since she is my main character before deciding whether to quit once more. When I found out you could get Lucia’s twin tails it was like a dream come true. On Pangya Korea, you could buy them for a few bucks and there was a choice of 6 styles and ribbons. I haven’t spent money on the game since January but I figured for the Lucia hair I’d throw in a few bucks. I was looking forward to it so much but then Gamerage decides to pull this b/s:
So Global finally got Grand Zodiac and I’m like yay I can’t wait to try the new hole in one mode thing….then turns out I can’t! Not only are the hours completely catering to the European player base (being mostly at night Euro time) but there was a bug where only Black Papel 1 even LET YOU JOIN A ROOM. (ﾉ＝ﾟﾛﾟ)ﾉ ⌒┫:･’.::ﾔｯﾃﾗﾚﾙｶﾆｬｱｱｱｧｧｧｧｧ!!!!