Silly me. I shouldn’t have hoped that the Valhalla Server would last for as long as Philippine Ragnarok Online (pRO) would be up. In case you’re lost on what I’m talking about, the Valhalla Server of pRO closed on the evening of the 28th of January, 2013 (Monday). MY beloved server … OUR beloved server … gone.
To make matters worse, it was announced that accounts from the Valhalla Server would be merged with accounts from New Loki, aka “server merge”, and the new server resulting from such would be named, New Loki. Not much inspiration in naming; they reasoned out that the alphabetical order of the two server names was the basis.
You log into your favorite game, looking forward to a great and fun time. You find another player who’s looking for an item that you have. You see it as an opportunity to make a sale and increase your in-game currency. He seems dignified and is with a guild. You talk to the player and engage him in a deal. In the middle of the deal, he tells you that part of his money that he will pay you is in his other character; he doesn’t have enough in the character he is playing at present. You agree to meet his other character and get the remainder of his credit from it. The deal proceeds: he has your item and you’re waiting for his payment when suddenly …
He logs out! You’ve been ripped off! He was a scammer. He even called you “Pitiful baby” before logging off! Of all the nerve!
I have been playing Brawl Busters Philippines for some time now and I’ve been having loads, and loads, and LOADS of fun! I’m so excited for this game to be commercially and officially launched in here in the Philippines (It’s still in Open Beta). The Open Beta phase has brought about a lot of cool features not found in the Closed Beta Testing and we can only imagine what other goodies are in store for us when the game officially opens.
Playing the game, I have come across five zombie types that I absolutely abhor! Of course, one is supposed to eliminate them — that’s actually the point of the Zombie Survival Mode — but we can’t help but just be plain annoyed at these zombie types:
Why are there players of Ragnarok Online who cast false warps on spawn points to trouble other players? They make the gaming experience very undesirable!
One in-game friend said that it was a “power tripping” act. Generally, to power trip is to derive satisfaction from the exercise of one’s power over others. I couldn’t believe it! They actually experience an emotional high from false warping others? O.o That’s weird. And ultimately irritating!!
Hopefully, Level Up! Games will come up with a solution to these ridiculous false warpers.
I first played Philippine Ragnarok Online in 2004. I was in first year college then. My first character was an Acolyte, with a planned job-change into a Priest. It was in this year that a major patch was introduced unto pRO: Juno. This patch update brought forth the alternate second job classes (Monk, Bard/Dancer, Sage, Alchemist, Crusader, and Rogue). This patch, I believe, brought forth an increased interest in pRO, since a lot of my classmates who were also gamers suddenly got hooked in it. I know I was too.
But I noticed that because of my addiction to pRO, my grades took a slip down. It was then that I decided to stop playing the game and maybe go back to it once my studies were over. I was hesitant of this decision at first, because pRO might not exist by the time I graduate from college. I just figured that maybe a better MMORPG that will interest me would be out on the market by then.