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12:30 PM on 07.26.2014

PSA: The RETURN of Dungeon Fighter Online

So like a year and some months ago I posted that Nexon's wild incompetence ended up getting Dungeon Fighter Online, one of the best beat 'em ups ever produced as an F2P MMO, shut down in the states.

Well, the original devs, Neople, said "Fuck that shit, we're bringing it back."

They ran an alpha test using the old hardware in May bringing back many players, even if everyone had to start anew.

I don't know if I've seen it posted about anywhere, but you can follow the Facebook page where they post updates now and again.  Our client was roughly 3 years old, so they're translating a whole lot of new shit and hopefully we'll be closer to Korea or China's client.

Oh, and as DFO was locked to the States and Canada, this new instance of DFO will support players from around the world, marking this the first time players from South America and Europe will be able to play it.

So, follow the page, give it a shot when it relaunches.  You might find a new addiction.

Like I'm fucking serious, I'm big on beat 'em ups and this is probably the absolute best one ever made.  It's like if Guardian Heroes made sweet, sweet love to Streets of Rage and had a baby that grew up to be like the most bangin' chick in school.  There's something like 12 base classes, 10 of which all having subclasses that all fight totally differently from their bases, giving each a special playstyle and being kickass.  Like, I played as a Priest first who's a slow ass mofo but when you subclass into Monk you like plant your bigass Wolfwood cross in the ground (Which you whip around like crazy as an Exorcist) and dash around boxing the shit out of everything with BLUE FISTS OF RIGHTEOUS FURY, or if you subclass into Witch from Mage you like, get math spells that have ridiculous range and power and you can ride what is basically Rush Drill from MvC and it kicks total ass and don't get me STARTED on PVP


just play this shit.   read

2:31 AM on 04.07.2013

PSA: The End of Dungeon Fighter Online.

The slayer pictured here is what the average DFO fan looks like right now.

After a solid six months of nothing, we all expected it to happen.

On April 2nd, Nexon announced that Dungeon Fighter Online would be closing its doors on June 13th, 2013 due to lack of player interest.

Now this news hits me a bit hard. I found Dungeon Fighter Online in the fall of 2011, right after a major content patch that fixed a lot of problems about my favorite character class, Priest. I played it on and off with several groups of friend, coming back every time a new content patch showed up or needed a great PVP fight. A friend of mine watched it each day for the past six months, waiting and waiting for the new update that would bring the rest of us back for another chunk of fun, maybe with a new class or character.

Would you seriously mess with this guy? He’s gonna show you God’s light with the back of his hand.

Rather, Nexon of America could not properly coordinate with developer Neople, and did not receive any updates for six months. Their time during the last six months was used to its fullest capacity.

Should we check in with Neople? Nah, screw that, let's dance!

This whole thing frustrates me to no end. Was there something wrong with Nexon that they weren’t getting updates from Neople? Did no one try to contact them about it for six months? Why not run some simple events during the downtime to keep people playing? Hell, every time an update or content patch dropped the first few channels were ALWAYS full and only the latter extra channels weren’t at least at yellow population. In fact, all we’ve heard from Nexon is a half-assed letter and some “relocation events” to get some entry-level crap in their other MMOs. As always with Nexon, support is incommunicado. Speaking of, their support is completely ridiculous. I sent out a ticket back during an event about a purchasing problem, and got absolutely no response for six solid months.

As one could expect, the fans are pissed. A quick look at the Dungeon Fighter Online forums yields such topics as campaigns of the playerbase appealing to other publishing companies to pick up the game, analyses of what Nexon did to fuck up royally, reports of how well the news is going over around the web, requests of alternatives to it closing, and sheer unbridled rage that the game is being closed.

So if you ever wanted to play DFO or want to go back while you have the chance, there you have it. Get some dungeon fighting in, you have until June. The closing does not affect Dungeon Fighter Live, so you can continue to play that. Though I don’t know why you’d want to.

Also, if you spent any NX on the game in the past six months, you can get that back. After 6 months? Haha, hope you didn't expect any of THAT back!

Yeah, no Nexon. This heartfelt picture you use everywhere and some potions in Vindictus totally make up for all the money I spent before you stopped updating 6 months ago.   read

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