Korean MMO ROSE Online is shutting down permanently after lengthy maintenance mode


After about thirteen years of operation, one Korean MMORPG is calling it quits.

Gravity Corp’s ROSE Online closed its doors earlier this week on February 11th after a run that stretched back to 2005. The website showed that the game had effectively been in maintenance mode since 2016, so its sunset is of no great surprise.

“Thank you for playing ROSE Online,” said the team. “We’ve had a blast bringing you this great game, and we thank you all deeply for the support you’ve given us over the years.”

The adorable anime-styled MMO never garnered much of a huge following, especially in the west, although it had a stronger playerbase in Japan. A mobile spin-off was announced for a Japanese launch last year, but we have not heard whether or not it is coming to the west.

Source: ROSE Online

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It had some nice mechanics and it was fairly good but it couldn’t compete with Flyff.


It was a pretty mediocre game, with the usual game play design choices common to Eastern RPG’s, but managed to get a fair sized fan-base before WoW started taking over the MMO scene.. I believe it was Gravity Inc.’s first 3D game, with Ragnarok Online being released prior.

I personally didn’t care for it. It was probably game loyalty that skewed my perception, but I kept comparing it to Ragnarok Online, which I loved greatly at the time and felt was a superior game in every way. Think of it like comparing City of Heroes and Champions Online: both games were fundamentally similar, outside of graphics, but I still much preferred the previous tittle.

Eventually, time moved on and eventually so did I. I’ll be honest, I’m surprised its lasted this long, considering what happened to Ragnarok Online 2.

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Another MMO i never heard of it, or so i thought, looking at screenshots i remembered Beau Hindman’s stream for it.


I never liked this game in specific but gravity had a couple games I did. For everyone who doesnt remember Warpportal gutted themselves a while ago opting to ban the entire EU players population from their services instead being GDPR compliant. I also think its the one who opted for this so far