Bright Shadow is back from the dead to haunt you one last time.

So without me knowing (or caring) apparently Bright Shadow Japan FINALLY closed its doors in February!

They even had some campaign to give items to people starting new accounts on Gamania’s other games (Divinia & Lucent Heart.) Well not surprising as this game was outdated & crappy and last time I played on the JP servers there was practically nobody on. In the darkness of this closing, Beanfun, which recently picked up Lucent Heart decided to also pick up Bright Shadow which Failpot USA dropped. Supposedly the English Bright Shadow will reopen on July 8th (so very soon actually!) but you have to think about this: The Japanese version of BS is gone, Korean’s been gone for a while…don’t know if the Taiwan one is still running but basically you got a dead game reopening. What does this mean? It means there will probably be no new levels or content updates EXCEPT for the multiple gacha items that Japan had spewed for like 2 years until they finally shut down. Maybe while they’re at it, Beanfun will also revive Fantasy Earth Zero who knows ┐(‘~`;)┌

So unless you just wanna mess around with BS for old times sake, I wouldn’t recommend the English version. You’re essentially playing a zombie game at this point. I’d recommend playing Beanfun’s Lucent Heart (although I hear there’s a BR invasion recently 😆 ) Neither of those 2 games appeal to me so I’m just waiting on my closed beta pass for Ragnarok Online 2 Lime Odyssey! ( Actually seeing that the same team who dragged on RO2 the Gate of World is now dragging their asses on Lime Odyssey…I don’t have much hope for this either tbh.. ( ´_ゝ`)).

In other news if you’ve been under a rock Prius Online English has been open for a while but I’ve decided to pass up on it since essentially the only cute thing are the lolis and the playable characters are kinda fugly or furry lol. Also they banned like almost every country ever which is good for the certain spammer countries but bad because now some of my worldwide friends can’t play with me.

Update: And so 1 year later Beanfun shuts down bright shadow on August 30, 2012. Let’s hope it stays dead for good this time lol.

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Wow good thing I left Bright Shadow while the leaving was still good.

So much fail GamepotUSA, SO MUCH FAIL 😆 Man this is awful. Why do I feel like Tartaros is headed the same way >_>. I checked Bright Shadow Japan is still functioning so I guess they make enough money from their stupid gacha to vouch for continuous service lol. Speaking of Tartaros:

…now that this is finally out of my hair, I probably won’t be logging into the game unless there’s a decent event.

Bright Shadow’s “Official” Epic Fail.

epicfailupdateThat’s right, we waited 2 days for them to implement a cash shop full of 7 and 30 day items. Nice, Gamepot, very nice. I don’t mind 7 day items from the lottery guy since you get them for free, but paying for temporary items? Are you kidding me lol. Oh speaking of the lottery guy, they’re removing him as of 11/16! So yea no more freebies either. Level cap is still 40, there’s no new classes…and they expect people to spend money? LOL fail. Oh well I’m not upset in the least bit – now I have more time to focus on Pangya and otome games 😀 Will come back and play more when they actually release more of the game instead of rolling out this half assed product and expecting people to pay for it.

How Bright Shadow experience division works

I decided to check out the Japanese BS wiki in regards to the whole experience dividing since over the weekend partying with someone 14 levels above me gave me 0 exp. See the table below:

Level Difference Exp % Notes
0 100% Based on the highest level person, if everyone is within 3 levels of each other the exp earned doesn’t change
1
2
3
4 90% Basically 5 level difference is the most you can go before it starts to get crappy.
5
6 80%
7 70%
8 60% It’s possible to be within 8 levels and still be more efficient than soloing
9 50% This is the absolute limit, after that don’t bother partying.
10 40%
11 30%
12 20%
13 10%
14 1 If you’re more than 14 levels apart, the highest person will get 1 exp and everyone else will get 0

So as you can see, ideally it’s good to be within 5 levels of each other. Anymore and it’s just a waste of time. I’m currently level 27 so any of you that are 22 and below or 33 and above are gonna have to either level up or wait for me to level up. 😕 At this point there’s a few people in the guild who are within my range and I’m sorry I haven’t been playing much. I’m trying to finish the otome game in the corner tonight as well as doing all the Pangya events. I was told that Bright Shadow is going to end open beta today and then officially reopen on the 11th. Hopefully that means no more level cap and new classes so at least it will motivate me to play more ^^;