Category Archives: Prius Online
So without me knowing (or caring) apparently Bright Shadow Japan FINALLY closed its doors in February!
They even had some campaign to give items to people starting new accounts on Gamania’s other games (Divinia & Lucent Heart.) Well not surprising as this game was outdated & crappy and last time I played on the JP servers there was practically nobody on. In the darkness of this closing, Beanfun, which recently picked up Lucent Heart decided to also pick up Bright Shadow which Failpot USA dropped. Supposedly the English Bright Shadow will reopen on July 8th (so very soon actually!) but you have to think about this: The Japanese version of BS is gone, Korean’s been gone for a while…don’t know if the Taiwan one is still running but basically you got a dead game reopening. What does this mean? It means there will probably be no new levels or content updates EXCEPT for the multiple gacha items that Japan had spewed for like 2 years until they finally shut down. Maybe while they’re at it, Beanfun will also revive Fantasy Earth Zero who knows ┐(‘～`；)┌
So unless you just wanna mess around with BS for old times sake, I wouldn’t recommend the English version. You’re essentially playing a zombie game at this point. I’d recommend playing Beanfun’s Lucent Heart (although I hear there’s a BR invasion recently ) Neither of those 2 games appeal to me so I’m just waiting on my closed beta pass for
Ragnarok Online 2 Lime Odyssey! ( Actually seeing that the same team who dragged on RO2 the Gate of World is now dragging their asses on Lime Odyssey…I don’t have much hope for this either tbh.. ( ´_ゝ`)).
In other news if you’ve been under a rock Prius Online English has been open for a while but I’ve decided to pass up on it since essentially the only cute thing are the lolis and the playable characters are kinda fugly or furry lol. Also they banned like almost every country ever which is good for the certain spammer countries but bad because now some of my worldwide friends can’t play with me.
Update: And so 1 year later Beanfun shuts down bright shadow on August 30, 2012. Let’s hope it stays dead for good this time lol.
I’ve recently been getting a lot of blog hits for “prius online english” so to see why the sudden spurt I googled it myself. Turns out Prius Online will actually be coming in English in 2011. It’s no longer licensed by NetMarble USA (which is more fail than Gamepot USA) but it’s now been picked up by gPotato instead. I guess we’ll see it hopefully sometime in January of next year. Until then you pedobears will just have to stay in hibernation
I might try out the English version. Loli crap aside the background graphics were amazing.
P.S. Apparently G-potato hosting this game isn’t such a good thing after all?
Yea I know the English version is somewhere in limbo but because of this who knows if they’ll even pursue it anymore. I mean come on, playing games is fine but if you have a baby, why don’t they just play…at home? What a concept! Also how the hell do they spend 12 hours a day on a netcafe playing these games? When do they work/sleep? If they don’t work/sleep how do they even afford to go to PCBang? If their baby was 3 months old, it was clearly becuase they had like celebratory sex after beating some boss in the game and then were like “oops damn we have a baby now, maybe if we starve it it’ll go away, let’s go back to raising our Animas!!”
Also Prius is NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING like 2nd life. It doesn’t have giant penises floating around and your avatars don’t randomly go having sex with each other in private rooms. Whoever quoted that is a freaking idiot
Looks like Netmarble (in English??) is planning to release Prius Online for all of us non Japanese. Hooray, now you guys can all stop spoofing your mac addresses and using bootleg proxies/vpns to connect to the Japanese servers. On the other hand, most US licensed games turn out like crap…and without Tamura Yukari voicing the loli it’s just not the same anymore. Oh well when the English version is out, if I’m not busy with any other games, I might give it a shot just to see what it’s like. I heard Japan recently added like 12 new classes or something so maybe that’s something to look forward to.
Looks like the comment someone made on my post a couple days ago was not a lie. Gameon is indeed against foreign players. It appears that multiple English speakers who formed an English speaking guild all got banned. While there is currently no non-JP IP block (like Pangya), I saw their terms of service and found this:
So basically if you register an ID outside Japan and play this game outside Japan, you are breaking their TOS. It’s only a matter of time before GameOn does what Gamepot did with Pangya and just completely ban foreigners so we’re forced to play on a VPN. Of course playing this game without a VPN is laggy enough, but with a VPN it will be even more unplayable. I’ve been lagged to shit to the point of getting completely kicked off the server, and JP kept getting lag-killed. I have a funny feeling that they must have some kind of IP throttle in place so that JP IPs get top bandwidth while any other IPs get crap.
Because I never spoke in English publicly and never joined any English speaking guilds, (as well as having a JP nickname) I was not banned. However the game has become so laggy and unplayable that after all this new information, this is a good time for me to quit playing. While this game was enjoyable, and I do not regret trying it out, all good things have to come to an end.
Not sure what I’ll be doing now, Pangya?
So far Prius Online has been great. I’ve enjoyed playing and doing the quests and both JP & I are up to level 17. However we’re both now faced with the biggest problem of MMO games (besides botters and hackers): LAG. Now while Prius may lag on some people’s computers becuase it requires high specs is one thing, however this is clearly server lag because on my desktop I have 0 video lag. Due to this both JP and I have died multiple times because out of nowhere we got like 5 guys pummeling us to death and we don’t even know it. The bizarre thing is, it’s not like the area is full of people! We’ll be killing stuff and there’s absolutely no one within an eyes view around us, yet somehow we will still get lagged. It got so bad this evening that I got booted off from the server twice. The worst part is since this is open beta, there’s no forum or anything to discuss the lag and I didn’t see any kind of place where you report this crap. I really do hope there is something being done because while I don’t mind a lag spike once in a while, it’s becoming completely unplayable like this. -__-;
I really like this game and I don’t want to quit playing just because the server is poorly run ;_;. Hopefully they will fix these issues within the next server maintenance. If there’s massive lag with only a few more people on during the weekend, I don’t want to imagine what it will be like in a few weeks when more people sign up
Prius Online’s first major event since open beta started is their level up campaign! From now until July 1st if you reach a certain level you will receive an award. If you reach level 11 or higher you will receive an item(3) that allows you to enter a dungeon multiple times a day. Otherwise I believe the cap is once a day – probably to avoid bots constantly spamming in there. (Did I mention I love their anti-bot system?) If you reach level 21, you will receive an outfit for your anima loli – a black hoodie dress. It looks like this:
And finally if you reach level 31 you will get an item that will allow you to upgrade your weapon to +9 without fail 100%. I’ve not yet tried upgrading (or cooking for that matter) so I’d just like to get the hoodie for my Hinano. Yes I named her ヒナノ because in the anime Hinano is a tree fairy and my loli has taken a liking to talking to plants recently… . JP on the other hand, named his Tiki, dedicated to the stoner Tiki from Pangya Wii. Also all presents will be handed out after the July 1st maintenance.
So a while ago MMOsite (who I subscribe to on my rss reader) had mentioned Prius Online. It’s originally from Korea and its made by mostly the same staff who worked on Ragnarok Online 2 (before they all bailed which is why the game hasn’t had any updates in years.) While browsing NicoNico douga the other day they had an ad for the Japanese version of this game which apparently opened last week! Well I have been wanting to check this game out for sometime so I registered and downloaded it last night. Read the rest of this entry