In the last couple of days there has been major drama going on with Ntreev USA and Pangya and it doesn’t seem to want to end there. On May 13th they disabled shops in the lounges in order to supposedly clean up hackers and the hacked pang. Days passed without maintenance or any updates, and today they have quietly enabled the shops once more. Despite saying they would post an update on the situation, the shops were enabled without a word being said aside from someone posting a forum thread about it.
In addition, a bunch of blogs are babbling about press releases of Ntreev releasing some “new screenshots”. These “new screenshots” are the same screenshots you see in the S3 opening movie so I don’t understand what we’re supposed to be excited about. In addition, they have discreetly removed any mention of season 4 that they had in the previous press release. Now all it says is:
The Casual Golf Game Soon Will Officially Re-Launch in North America. Irvine, Calif., May 18, 2009 – Ntreev USA, a leading online game developer and publisher, announced today that it has released new assets for Pangya, its popular, online casual golf game that will soon officially re-launch commercially in North America.
God who cares that it will relaunch. Oh yes you will just open the cash shop for people to spend money and be occupied for another month while you stagger longer to release the “so called” season 4. -_-; I’m a bit frustrated with all of this and I’ve been mainly focusing my efforts into finishing Nursery Rhyme (I finally finished 1 route last night) so aside from the weekly tourney I’ll be focusing on that this week.
Also as a note about the weekly tourney…since it appears the servers have switched again, there will likely be a server change on Tuesday so please check this blog tomorrow before the tourney to make sure you get on the right server. In other news, I’ve come to the conclusion on why my game crashes at 640 x 480 – My video card refuses to even display that resolution on either 2 of my monitors. The lowest resolution it can handle is 800 x 600 which explains why the game never crashes on 800 x 600 or up. I’m gonna experiment playing in 1024 x 768 this week because if I’m gonna play in a better res I might as well try to learn hitting pangya in high res, and have the game look nicer.
P.S. UPDATE 05/18/2009:
23 68 more Pangya accounts have been permanently closed for economy exploitation and 1,547,828,779 additional Pang has been removed from the economy.
That’s more pang than the 300 accounts they banned before. That means those
23 68 accounts had like 65million pang EACH. What the fack. This is so ridiculous. 🙄