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.

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8 thoughts on “The end of foreign MMO blogging?

  1. Good luck for the CBT =p a friend tried too

    as for your decision well that’s the good one. We’re all tired of this I think.

  2. Main> you’re not gonna try? I thought you had some secretive blog you were plotting xDDD I also tried via the survey yesterday that you filled out. But yea it’s like I want to enjoy my games peacefully with friends, not have them be ruined by a bunch of idiots ~_~;

  3. Oh people these days. I never actually tried those games you talked about but I found them interesting and thought, “hmm, I’ll check up on this if it ever comes to NA.”

    I think it’s a good idea though so that you and anyone else who normally plays the Japanese games can play in peace and stay there. The dumb ones can just wait for their NA release.

    Might as well keep it fair for you and others who know how to properly interact with the Japanese, unlike some people. -_-

  4. I noticed this was going to happen since you blog more in your Japanese blog – personally, I think it’s a great decision. I hate those people who ruin everyone else’s fun. Eeh? I just knew you only speak English and Japanese – I thought you could also speak French or some other language. 😀

    Hmm, so that game is finally going to open its closed beta? I’ve been looking forward to it too – but I won’t submit my site since it’s in English and it doesn’t comply with the rules anyways (number 7, specifically), so I wish you can get the closed beta and blog about it in Japanese! 🙂

    They didn’t say if you could submit your English blog but submitting your Japanese blog is a great choice. I wish I could play it in the open beta (that is if they don’t blog foreign IP addresses), and if I do get the chance of playing it in open beta, I wouldn’t be so stupid to talk to everyone and say “I CAN’T SPEAK JAPANESE HELP PLZ” or something like that. 😦

  5. I can speak Russian – which is my native language but uh I don’t know if any Russian created MMOs. To me all mmos are from Korea and/or Japan haha. Yea they didn’t specify but I don’t want them to suddenly see that English speakers are signing up and then automatically turn on an IP block just to make sure NOTHING happens or something ==;

    Yea of course you wouldn’t, but sadly I think some people who stumble on this blog would lol

  6. Ah, never knew Russian was your native language. And yeah, all good MMOs are from either Korea and/or Japan. True, which is why submitting your Japanese blog is the best choice. 😀

    Anyways, I’m just curious. How did people stumble upon your blog? What’s the main referrer to your blog? And yeah, there are a lot of people who are like that, sadly. 😦

  7. “f I have the patience to deal with shitty US MMO companies” couldnt help but laugh about that XD

    US companies might be bad but the ones i had to deal with were even worse XD

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