The end of foreign MMO blogging?

I’ve been thinking for a while but I think I may stop blogging about foreign mmos on this blog. (Foreign of course being Japanese since that’s the only “foreign” language I currently know.) There’s a Japanese game that’s going into closed beta soon that I’ve been looking forward to since back in spring of this year. Recently they opened up an event where if you submit a “fansite”, you could get closed beta keys. What did I do? I submitted my Japanese blog instead.  Why would they want a foreigner blogging about their game if it’s targetted towards a Japanese audience? Additionally wordpress doesn’t allow me to use any kind of javascript so I can’t even post their nifty widgets in my sidebar.

I also thought back to the days of Prius Online. I introduced the game here and then 2 weeks later there’s foreigner bannings and IP blocks because some idiots decided to make it known loud & clear that they couldn’t speak a word of Japanese. So with that, I had to end up quitting myself (before I got caught under the ban hammer and because of the massive lag – possibly due to foreign IP throttling).

I know sites like MMOsite or whatever or ONRPG forums often have these threads where people talk about logging on to the game and how to register and etc. but I definitely got a good amount of hits for prius especially the post abou the IP blocking. Obviously non-english fans want to play, which is fine, but they then also expect the Japanese to serve their lack of Japanese knowledge. It’s kinda like how when on PangyaBR all of us got annoyed at the Brazilians who don’t speak English, but I’m sure the Japanese on these MMOs feel the same way when we come running to them going “HALP I DON’T UNDERSTAND – MONEY PLZ”. In any case, I no longer want to be responsible for creating some kind of assistance for these kind of people to get on these games and ruin them for me.

It’s happened with so many games that I’ve played before that I think it’s about time I put a stop to it. I’m still going to blog about any English mmos that I play (if I have the patience to deal with shitty US MMO companies) but I think my foreign MMO blogging ends here. Again I apologize to my friends who are actually completely innocent of this kind of behavior and who actually do follow rules and play nice. Unfortunately I don’t want to keep passwording this entire blog just to avoid the rifraf that may come here via google trying to find ways to ruin the gaming experience.

In the end, this blog may just end up being an otome game only blog xD At least it will be if GamepotUSA doesn’t stop sucking and actually gives Bright Shadow the updates it needs 🙄 I know this decision makes me seem obnoxious, and you’re free to think that but this is my decision and I will stand by it. Thank you for reading.