Even though it’s been over a year since Tartaros ended, looks like it’s coming back with a vengence (?) as “Tartaros Rebirth“. No longer under MK-Style, Tartaros Rebirth is now under the Games Campus Japan label. Those of you who heard of Games Campus probably know of the English subsidiary whose list of games seems to as terrible as the beta of Asda Story I played many years ago 😆 (which apparently came back too wtf lmao). While part of me is excited to bask in the nostalgia of poor game mechanics and a horrible pay to win system, they already gave me the middle finger by putting ye olde’ GAIJIN BLOCK on the site. I had to access it with a proxy to be even able to take this screenshot. I’ve asked their official twitter gm on why the block but who knows if they will respond with anything beyond “this game for Japan onry.” Hopefully if there’s a continuation of the story, someone will record and upload it to NicoNico so at least I can enjoy the one aspect that kept me playing for 3 years.
Welp not that I didn’t know it was coming but…
Game’s shutting down on February 25, 2012 but at this point anyone playing is probably just trying to catch up levels to see the final depressing scenario. Looks like the game is going to pretty much die along with all the other characters leaving things unresolved. What a shame this really was a good game and while I did feel this coming, I hoped in the back of my head that they’d bring out something new and prove me wrong. Sadly this was not the case. The least they could do is make the exp like 100x or something to let people watch the final scenario bits sheesh 2x is cheap lol.
I never did get to see the last chapter of the scenario except vaguely from a video from the Tartaros Taiwan server but pretty much a lot of characters ended up dying so it wasn’t a happy end anyway. (´・ω・｀) Also in case you didn’t hear Tinierme is shutting down as well but lol that crap shoulda been shut down years ago :lol:.
Edit: They announced that from December 13~ closure they will make it 30x exp and they are considering posting the entire scenario from beginning to end in video form.
I kinda wanna reinstall the client and try to level up to see the last few scenarios but I’m not sure if I can login as I’ve had activeX issues the entire time (；´Д｀). Turns out it’s a gaijin block – I tried loading the site through a Japanese proxy and loaded totally fine. Lol Fuck You MK this is what you get for blocking people who actually spent money on your shitty game. Hoping they will post the final scenario online!
While I wanted to try and level up to see the scenario, MK has forced me into an early retirement. As you can see from the image above, nothing loads. The website is extremely slow and it’s clear they are no longer giving priority to the Tartaros servers. When I try logging in, I just get a blank page in IE, and using google chrome, it gives me something like this so the button to even START the game doesn’t load. Clearly they are trying to make more people quit the game (despite having a huge level up event today…) so that way when it’s time to shut down service, there aren’t as many angry players since most of them will have quit.
With this in mind, I’ve uninstalled the game from my computer and I will be taking down the leveling guide from this blog. It’s been a good 2 and a half years but poor management has sadly driven this game into the ground. I still have my tartaros screenshot album up on webshots for anyone who wants to see some nostalgia. If by some miracle the game gets picked up by another publisher or they actually decide to do something to revive it I’ll post an update…but at this point all signs point to the MMO graveyard.
After Tartaros I think I will be taking a long break from MMO games in general. I’m just too occupied with otome gaming right now and thanks to my arm condition I haven’t really been motivated to start anything new. Most MMOs nowdays are either “TOO” cute , too grindy or too realistic graphics for my likings. Thanks everyone for all the good times with this game, maybe we’ll have a chance to enjoy another game like this in the near future.