Just for the hell of it I decided to go to Ntreev Soft’s website to see the history of Pangya services and see the never-ending drama with this game.
January 2004 – Pangya contract signed with Gamania Taiwan.
April 2004 – Pangya beings beta test in Korea.
November 2004 – Pangya Japan launches, contract for Pangya Thailand is signed
January 2005 – Contract for Pangya China is signed
February 2005 – Pangya Taiwan launches
May 2005 – Korea opens up Pangya Season 2, Pangya BR contract signed, Albatross18 Contract Signed with Gamefactory (formerly known before they became OGPlanet)
July 2005 – Pangya Indonesia launches
August 2005 – Pangya Philippines contract signed
October 2005 – Pangya BR launches
November 2005 – Pangya SEA contract signed
December 2005 – Albatross18 officially launched (beta test began in October)
January 2006 – Pangya Philippines launched
May 2006 – Pangya China launches, France Telecom signs contract for 32 European countries (GOA)
July 2006 – Gamepot takes over Pangya Japan contract
September 2006 – Ntreev USA is founded
March 2007 – Pangya Europe open beta launch
April 2007(?) – Pangya BR service closes.
January 2008 – Pangya Philippines service closes.
April 2008 – Pangya Indonesia service closes.
May 2008 – Pangya China service closes
August 2008 – Pangya SEA service closes.
March 2009 – Albatross18 closes. Hanbit Soft & Ntreev Korea split, Ntreev takes over Pangya KR fully.
April 2009 – Pangya Taiwan service closes, Ntreev USA picks up Pangya for the NA players.
July 2010 – GOA closes shop on Pangya Europe, Galaxy Games takes over.
November 2010 – Ntreev USA is taken over by Smilegate, & renamed to SG Interactive.
December 2010 – Pangya Europe service closes.
So I highlighted the closures in red. If you take a look the biggest batch of closures was in 2008 that means that in some countries the game didn’t even last 3 years. What am I trying to say? Online games don’t last forever. You have to play and spend money on a game with the confidence that any day your game may stop operations. The fact that Pangya is still somehow kicking in Japan, Korea, Thailand and the USA (I’m saying USA since HQ is in California) should at least make you happy that you can still enjoy a game you’ve played after so many years. Yes starting over is hard. Yes I’ve spent money on other pangya servers but in the end I’m stuck on the US server and I’ll probably be with it until the end.
At least I know that if the game were to close tomorrow, I’ve only spent about $60 and it’s not the end of the world.
Edit: Also this appears to be my 500th post! (ﾉ*´∀｀)ﾉ☆ｦｫｫｫｫｩﾟ+｡*♪