Scarlet Blade will sunset next month

    
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We’re genuinely sorry to report that Aeria Games has announced an impending closure for the notoriously suggestive MMORPG Scarlet Blade. Aeria broke the sad news earlier today:

Scarlet Blade is about to turn 3 years old. Unfortunately, the last year has been especially tough for our femmes fatales due to technical issues such as server instabilities and minimal content updates. The last big content update was almost patched a year ago, and received a lot of mixed feedback. Around this time the developer of Scarlet Blade had to heavily cut down on its resources due to economical reasons. Sadly, this change resulted in long waiting times for new content and fixes for service instabilities.

The peak of those issues happened during December, when a technical issue prevented us from patching a content update and had to be rolled back. Since then it has been impossible for us and our developer to find the root of this issue. With missing content updates and continuing server instabilities, we are having a difficult time delivering a quality experience to you. Therefore we have decided with a heavy heart to discontinue service for Scarlet Blade, effective March 31, 2016.”

Aeria says players’ accounts will be reimbursed for all purchases made in 2016 with funds that can be spent in other Aeria games. In fact, players are encouraged to migrate to Echo of Soul, where they will receive what Aeria is calling a “huge Veteran Item Package,” including an advanced level 35 character.

We teased the game back on Massively-that-was when it started making headlines back in 2013, sending a squad of goofball writers in for a first impressions, and for the amusement it provoked, it will forever remain legendary. Our hearts go out to all gamers affected by the sunset.

Source: Aeria Games. With thanks to Scott.
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BryanCo
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BryanCo

Smokeyz  But looking past the boobs would require constantly contorting my neck.

Vardalaka
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Vardalaka

agemyth Karl_Hungus Man, those things are cute!

Tridus
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Tridus

Red Alert In a case like this, the fanservice is actually a barrier to the other stuff because it turns so much of the market off immediately.

That’s what developers don’t seem to get about such flagrant fanservice. It does the opposite of serving more than half the market: it repels it.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

mysecretid dorn2 
The medium is childish about it because the general public are still very uncomfortable about it as a whole. Which tends to generate phobias about it as well as ignorance in merchandising it. As least that is what I get from what you’re saying. I think it might be more complicated than that though.
Either way, the version Scarlet Blade was using certainly didn’t keep the game afloat. Which strongly suggests that players want something more from their games than that. I do hope Bluehole is taking notes with this over at TERA.

kericstiq
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kericstiq

Sorry, I cant resist..

How is the “grind” in this game?

Veldan
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Veldan

RyanMahaffey I’d still rather see RIFT getting a good 4.0 expansion than closing down tbh

Smokeyz
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Smokeyz

Looking pass the boobs it was not a bad game just the cash shop done it in.

Xijit
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Xijit

Hush now, your logical argument is being wasted.

Zulika_Mi_Nam
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Zulika_Mi_Nam

I think they just wanna shift all resources to their next big title – Whore Sloth

Elven_Seraph
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Elven_Seraph

It doesn’t break my heart to see this trash of a game die off.