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#1 Unifan

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 04:10 AM

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http://forums.irowik...ead.php?t=86743


Unfortunately, the news that all cRO servers will be closed on Dec. 31st has been posted on the official website.

http://ro.sdo.com/we...CategoryID=1002

all data will be eliminated...so far, nobody knows whether there are some agents willing to take over this game in Mainland China...

would be so appreciated if someone can give me some information about how Gravity is going to do next, or any agent is willing to take over the game...

no one wants to wait for her death



and i heard that they try to register into iRO and having problem with it, i hope somehow iRO will let them join us or maybe have their datas transfer to us anyhow =(
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#2 HayrohsLegacy

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 04:26 AM

Source:

http://forums.irowik...ead.php?t=86743





and i heard that they try to register into iRO and having problem with it, i hope somehow iRO will let them join us or maybe have their datas transfer to us anyhow =(


Their true Ragnaroks gona come, sad... -_-
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 05:25 AM

...Interesting how they picked their words in the announcements.

"Ragnarok Online will leave everyone for a while" is a part of their announcement.
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:28 AM

Taiwan RO has the licences of Taiwan, Hongkong and Macau. Their language is Traditional Chinese.
I don't think that any other server besides TaiRO will take the cRO Accounts...

It's sad though, and I feel with the chinese players and hope they'll find a good, new home.
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:41 AM

I don't know about twRO... Last time I made an account there (which was a long long time ago), you're required to provide your personal ID/passport number, something that wasn't needed when I register for a cRO account. If they're still using that system I'm not sure how well they'd go about applying that to cRO users. =\
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 08:32 AM

here's a sale on tissue. seems like you need it for all that crying
http://www.amazon.co...20337599&sr=8-1


I dont buy made in china products. Try another link =)
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 08:35 AM

that is probably the dumbest statement i've heard all week. then again you're probably as confused as your name "chicboy"
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 08:38 AM

Don't pay him no mind. Some folk're just angry bout somethin'. Them folks who ain't even gonna write "you" and instead use th' vernacular "U".
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 08:52 AM

One thing I don't like in MMO is that english-illiterate starts populating and next thing you know, it's hard to find anyone speaking english at all.
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 10:00 AM

Now, I am very surprised this is happening to cRO first.
I've been there for a couple of months and the biggest differences are:
1. They have 0 bots
2. Their "Drop a certain item card/skills" have unnerfed drop rates that even normal players can enjoy(Lots of smith farming via Ore Discovery in ant hell)
3. They do NOT of any skills blocked on certain maps, their SCs get to Manhhole in dungeons, their Warg Bite works in ET

They do have certain items' drop rates nerfed on the free server, but it was still acceptable IMO. It seems to me that, cRO just has quite a few things we players from iRO only dreamed of, but they are closing down. On a side note, this isn't the first time cRO closed. I believe the first time when it was run by Gameflier, they closed it because of the bot issue(correct me if I'm wong) getting out of hand. And SD, the company running cRO currently, took over and they really got rid of bots. For those who are worried about the players from cRO's inability to speak English, you are worrying over nothing. There's TaiwanRO(They seem to have bots problems too, not as serious as iRO) that they'll most likely move to, but most importantly Chinese is a character language that is not recognized by the iRO client.
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 10:12 AM

That's too bad. I hate seeing servers die, it must be so hard on the players.
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 10:44 AM

It is very hard on the players that there is a guild proposing to do guild war in real life vs SDO (company that closing down cRO).

edit, didn't know this forum don't support chinese character either.

Edited by blitzrick, 03 November 2011 - 10:46 AM.

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 11:18 AM

I dont buy made in china products. Try another link =)

One thing I don't like in MMO is that english-illiterate starts populating and next thing you know, it's hard to find anyone speaking english at all.


Seriously? Jesus.
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 11:19 AM

That's too bad. I hate seeing servers die, it must be so hard on the players.


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Posted 03 November 2011 - 11:24 AM

How common is it for an MMMO to keep losing servers. Wasn't there a thread about the European server closing where they showed the vid of everyone gathering for the last few minutes? Is there something so fundamentally wrong with this game that it is dying?
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 11:28 AM

No.

Servers open and close all the time.

There was an Australian server once. That one closed many years ago (at least I think ORO was Australian, correct me if I'm wrong please).

There's also an Arabic server that just opened fairly recently and is doing very well.

It isn't the game, it's that it's often hard for some of the smaller servers to get their licenses renewed by the parent company. The regional servers often want to do things the parent company isn't terribly fond of, or they just aren't making enough profits for the parent company to allow them to renew the license. Just because the server is closing doesn't necessarily mean they "failed", there are a lot of factors to look at.
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 11:29 AM

A lack of profits would mean there's something wrong with the game. Which I would guess is why many servers close.
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 11:32 AM

The regional server may be doing fine when you look at the cost to run it, but to the parent company it isn't always enough. There's a large disconnect between the two.
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 11:35 AM

Even if there's nothing blocking foreign language characters, with the current Arial font the Chinese characters will show up as mojibake in-game. (You saw the episode 13.3 Sapha NPCs speaking in mojibake if you don't have the interpreter ring equipped?)

Edited by mooMOOmoo, 03 November 2011 - 11:36 AM.

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 11:39 AM

That's not really the point here.
There are simply servers that have such a small license area that there are not enough player in this part of the world, not speaking of many players from this area may have started on another server years ago and don't move to the new one.
Than there are servers who're just "kicked out" by Gravity to begin with.

Regarding the european server:
Gravity founded "Gravity Europe" somewhat during the years and took away the france license from euRO to open fRO.
Than Gravity Europe got all european licenses that weren't allready taken over by euRO, meaning all licenses except germany, austria, switzerland, italy and turkey. So the license holder of euRO, Burda:IC, was cut out slowly. They couldn't afford to make big convention presentations for example because they weren't allowed to use it in other countries as well - for a game hoster who also hosts other european games and goes to conventions all over europe, this was a nail to the grave for euRO getting new players at all.
I guess they tried to connect RO with their other games, too, but korea didn't gave their approval. They didn't supplied any more updates, or fullfilled requests like bug fixes (!) that were years old. euRO wasn't allowed to do these things on their own, like iRO is, too. So they hanged in a rope here. After they couldn't get anything done for over a year - they gave up. They didn't saw a chance to keep up their standarts of quality and decided to not renew the lincens. I could think that something similiar happened to cRO too.

Btw, Burda is doing fine now, airing lots of advertisment for their other games in television now. So... yeah, they surely planned more for RO as well, but couldn't do it.

Now the last european licenses are owned by Gravity Europe as well.
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 03:13 PM

Renewal may have been the deathblow.

RO cannot survive on WoE alone. There needs to be functional PvM party play. We have some because our GMs went out of their way to demand earlier access to quest content, an at least slightly better xp share system, and most importantly, the TI events. I don't think any other version did any of the above. It's not a ton of content, but it's enough that the less pvp-oriented players are still here in at least some regard, and putting at least *some* money into the game.

If our GMs are able to get the meaningful balance they're pushing for (it's going to be one hell of an uphill battle vs. the apathetic kRO team, but they're clearly trying), they can then make the rest of the elite dungeons like Overlook for challenging play, and we'll thrive again.

That's us, though. No other version is doing this kind of stuff.
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 04:29 PM

There was an Australian server once. That one closed many years ago (at least I think ORO was Australian, correct me if I'm wrong please).


yep. Australia/New Zealand (the 'O' was for Oceania) - oRO died due to chronic bad management and horrible business decisions. We could see the end coming for some time, and the player base/community made some sensible and simple suggestions to the management about how to fix things that were completely ignored. Luckily we were offered the transfers to iRO and the rest is history.
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:38 PM

I'm serious about the langauge barriers problems with MMO. Even if their language has no unicode in our version, they can still do something similar to Japanese -> Romaji.

You're not entirely welcome in other versions if you can't speak/type/read their language. You can't exactly request help from eachother without some kind of mess up or misunderstanding something along the line.

You can be the nicest Frenchman out there, but I doubt a Indian would want or even can associate with eachother.
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 08:11 PM

how do i live without the game i love... seemed it was so invincable but the truth is so bland. time and time pass and everything ends
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 08:15 PM

Translated from cRO:http://ro.sdo.com/web3/news/newsContent.asp?id=107795&CategoryID=1002
So sad :wub:
Dear "Ragnarok ONLINE" users:

Accompany you for many years "Ragnarok ONLINE", adapted from Norse mythology online games in Korea large. Since the introduction of a has been welcomed by the majority of players and love, its unique 3D +2 D vision and figure modeling gives a fresh look, the role of large and balanced career system and dedicated road so far in the online world is still unique . As of December 30, 2011, "Ragnarok ONLINE" will complete all tasks in mainland China operations to leave you some time, thank you for a long time for "Ragnarok ONLINE" concern love.


To ensure you "Ragnarok ONLINE" to stop operation does not affect your other big game entertainment, please note that the arrangements operate along the following time points:





November 1, 2011, closed the game registration page

November 15, 2011, closed the game web store props

November 30, 2011, closed the game recharge channel

December 30, 2011, shut down all online game servers

January 30, 2012, closed the game customer service phone and email, micro-magazine service


Your account is not used in the grand point coupons can still be other games in the grand, bookstores and applications in use, the details can visit http://www.sdo.com/ view.

Finally, once again thank you for a long time for our attention, please continue to support the other big online services, and please look for our new and dynamic.


"Ragnarok ONLINE" operations team on November 1, 2011











In order to thank the players for our long Wonderland support, we provide you a grand network of exclusive agents operating large-scale online game "Overlord" high-level accounts and game items, and to better service invite you to visit!







Activities related to the process:

1,12 On 16 Dec 26 - King landed the role of registered

From December 16 onwards, RO customers can login using their own grand pass battlefield heroes King telecommunications Second District, and the role of registration, registered RO role name may not be the role of the original name of the game set in accordance with the role of professional and user needs to choose, After registration as a default role. Overlord Overlord client requests to the official website (click) Click to download



2, 12 30 - Close RO server, upgrade the role of King

King telecommunications Second District to establish the role of battlefield heroes account will be upgraded on December 30, the last account created role will be upgraded to 70, and in the role to provide game gold 500 million; 68 superior equipment for all professional a; 14 days a spell binding destiny; a pet one.

RO cumulative spending of $ 1000 Grand Pass also offers magic 500

RO cumulative spending $ 10,000 Grand pass offers magic 500, an infinite wings

RO cumulative consumption of at least 10 million grand magic 500 passes provide unlimited wings 1, 36 horse cards, opening a Pearl



3,12 31 - Overlord games land

December 31, after the upgrade, RO users can log on King telecommunications Second District, check the role of class and choose to receive support for the role of props. Please pay attention to specific details of King's official website



Other notes:

1, the second into the "King" after retaining only the points within the account balance coupons, RO within the original role, level, equipment can not be inherited to the "King" in the.

2 Log on "King" can use the grand pass, account numbers, cell phone account, do not support the "Ragnarok" game account, please use the "Ragnarok" game players to use their account corresponding to the grand pass login "King" game, do not know Players can call a grand account customer service phone 021-50504727 or 95105222 turn 8024 to search.

3, the user must be in the 16 to 26 December landed between King telecommunications Second District to establish the role of war hero, or 26 after the second district in the non-heroic battlefield telecommunications King's role is not established in the 26 account within the scope of upgrade .

4,12 from 16 to 26 players between the two areas in King telecommunications within the last heroic battle to establish the role of upgrading the role of line conditions, other roles are not eligible for upgrade.

5 King to suit the player's remarkable career will be the King of all the outstanding package, users can register their own role in the career before 26 you can choose to use.

6, the user role name may be registered in other names, the role of the upgrade user only hero in the battle King telecommunications Second District last registered on the implementation of a role.

7 King to receive support props ways: select roles, role in the emergence of an award under the button, click the button to accept the award recipients of awards, entered the game back after several small batches to receive props.
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