Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tree Of Savior Open Beta

The Korean company Nexon has set a open beta release date for Tree of Savior set for December. Currently the English servers are in closed beta testing and it is likely that there will be a total of three closed beta's for the English servers. But Tree of Savior looks like a very promising remake to Ragnarok Online. Whether it fails or succeeds will depend a lot on how well they can pull off the enjoyable feel that Ragnarok Online gave us.

The developer company has promised that Tree of Savior will not be a pay to win game unlike what Ragnarok Online turned into after the subscription was taken away. It is much too early to know exactly what the shop in game will be selling and what elite services the game might offer.

Although Tree of Savior is not free of bots currently either. People are using everything from macroing bots to spam the attack button on boss spawns to level up or even just targeting bots that can level up in other maps. These will need to be gotten rid of before release or we will see a ressurection of IRO days when bots controlled the whole server.

The game also has people teleport hacking currently and using speed hacks. But it is still early in the games development so we hope to see the removal of these types of exploits including the semi god mode exploit that is also floating around.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

IRO Online

IRO stands for International Ragnarok Online which is the official english ragnarok online server. IRO Online has been opened since the release date June 1, 2003. And since then the game Ragnarok Online has also faced many changes such as the move from what we call pre-renewal Ragnarok Online to Renewal Ragnarok Online. But Ragnarok Online still contains popularity with people today with many who find the game to be exciting and provide many interesting elements.

Some of which include what is called Ragnarok Private Servers. There is controvery about private servers including many people who feel that these servers should be or are illegal. But the lines of legalty differ quite a lot depending on the software that the server owner decides to use. Any owners that use the Aegis software which has been leaked is illegal. Other servers which use another type of software such as Rathena or Eathena are just emulation software similar to the game console emulator's.

IRO Online has also made one major change in the last year by going from a pay to play game to a free to play. And most people would think that this was a good move by the developers of Ragnaork online but one of the things many people do not realise is that they end up spending more money on the cash items and the VIP features then they ever spent monthly.  Everytime you have to spend ten to twenty dollars a month or more you have already giving them more then you would have with paying the subscription fee.

When game servers switch to free to play they only get more greedy special promotions and events causing you to spend more and more money and you do not see anything special or new most of that money are just profits to the company. I'm not saying that companies should not make money i'm just saying that the way IRO Online is doing it they are getting greedy like for example having monthly events which if you +9 an item you can participate in special events which only last a week and people spend hundreds of dollars to do that and after the event is over the effect of the event is also over and thats the end of it.

Some people mock on private servers and when you think about how many run there servers its actually cheaper to play a private server over spending money in the cash shop on iro. Once you buy many items on a private server you never have to purchase them again many provide free cash items or bonus rewards. And some even offer ways to donate without spending money.