Hellgate London catch all

UCRC wrote:

This is awesome. I will bookmark this thread and read it every time I feel bad about myself. Looking at this makes me feel... smart ;]

I don't feel this comment was necessary here. This thread is full of people who invested in a game and are sad about it closing.

Saying that you feel smart makes me feel like you are calling us stupid. There just isn't a reason to hit a guy when he is already down.

Personally I enjoyed that game and had some great moments in it.

Chumpy_McChump wrote:
MaverickDago wrote:

Will single player still work post server shut down?

Don't know why it wouldn't; as far as I can tell, there's no server back-and-forth when you launch the single player game.

I saw this was still for sale at Best Buy yesterday. Would it be worth it for anyone to buy and play the single player game? I would hope that this is being pulled off store shelves.

And now the rumors that its not quite dead.

More speculation here.

PoderOmega wrote:
Chumpy_McChump wrote:
MaverickDago wrote:

Will single player still work post server shut down?

Don't know why it wouldn't; as far as I can tell, there's no server back-and-forth when you launch the single player game.

I saw this was still for sale at Best Buy yesterday. Would it be worth it for anyone to buy and play the single player game? I would hope that this is being pulled off store shelves.

The single player campaign is not that bad (I thought) and there could be a chance for fan patching it. If Hanabit picks it up and patches it, I think the game is salvageable. I enjoyed it.

This e-mail is now going around:

To the fans of Hellgate: London,
We wish to express our gratitude to all the fans for showing your passion and dedication to Hellgate: London.

Since acquiring the intellectual property rights, HanbitSoft Inc., the publisher and distributor of Hellgate: London in Asia, has concentrated on the development of Hellgate: London, and has received many inquiries regarding new updates. Our US development studio is currently working on an update that is to surpass “The Abyss Chronicles.” This game will be available through our Web site. We thank you once again for showing your interest and ask for your continuous support for Hellgate: London, as we hope to bring good news shortly. In the meantime, we will continue developing the world’s best game!

Sincerely,
Hellgate: London Product Manager - also a fellow user that loves to play Hellgate: London

It lives.

You sure? Is hanbit taking over hosting? This showed up in my box today:

Dear $Account{AccountName},

Please be advised that NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. will continue to support customers of Hellgate: London with online server support and play through January 31, 2009. In a further gesture of support, we will provide this server support free of charge to all fans and players of the game up until the shut down date.

All of us at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. appreciate your enthusiasm for Hellgate: London and look forward to providing you with future entertainment products.

For questions regarding the shut down or additional information about Hellgate: London, please visit the game’s official website at www.hellgatelondon.com.

Thanks you,
Namco Bandai Games America Inc.

This was posted on blues news:

A post to the Hellgate: London Forums by a NAMCO BANDAI's Diane "Tiggs" Migliaccio indicates that despite recent indications that HanbitSoft is continuing development of Hellgate: London, the action/RPG will be going offline for the US and Europe at the end of January as previously announced, saying: "People are speculating and I don't want anyone shocked on January 31, 2009 when the server and forums shut down and there is nothing." She goes on to explain Hanbit does not have the rights to publish the game in the territories that NAMCO is going to stop supporting, saying: "Hanbit owns the IP and rights to publish anywhere other then the US and EU and I think the other territory is Japan. NAMCO owns the rights to publish in the US and EU." Thanks Mike Martinez and Gamasutra.
Certis wrote:

You sure? Is hanbit taking over hosting? This showed up in my box today:

Dear $Account{AccountName},

Please be advised that NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. will continue to support customers of Hellgate: London with online server support and play through January 31, 2009. In a further gesture of support, we will provide this server support free of charge to all fans and players of the game up until the shut down date.

All of us at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. appreciate your enthusiasm for Hellgate: London and look forward to providing you with future entertainment products.

For questions regarding the shut down or additional information about Hellgate: London, please visit the game’s official website at www.hellgatelondon.com.

Thanks you,
Namco Bandai Games America Inc.

I received the same message today. Bummer-- I never got a chance to really enjoy it. Stupid Bandai! They should stop making crappy Gundam games and funnel those funds towards keeping the H:L servers up... :/

You got that one too, Certis? That's weird. How'd you get the same account name as me?

All demons tremble before the might of Templar $Account{AccountName}!

Aye I also got the 150$ e-mail =) Too bad they never got to release the new stuff they were working on, I would of played it offline at least.

Delta wrote:

Aye I also got the 150$ e-mail =) Too bad they never got to release the new stuff they were working on, I would of played it offline at least.

I'd like to say that some of the stuff I saw on the test center actually made the game fun but if that were true I would have played it more than a few times. It definitely made the game closer to fun.

The Hanbitsoft story showed up on Gamasutra this week.

I believe that it is now totally dead. Deceased. No more. Even the Hellgate London website is down.

It's too bad, because even with all of its flaws I did like this game.

nihilo wrote:

I believe that it is now totally dead. Deceased. No more. Even the Hellgate London website is down.

It's too bad, because even with all of its flaws I did like this game.

I didn't. I really, really wanted to. I SO wanted to. Didn't.

I enjoyed it. Had some good fun with a friend when we ran through the storyline with myself as a Guardian and he was an Evoker. Single player was grindy but okay. Overall it was a massive disappointment to most and a huge missed opportunity. If it wasn`t for this I wouldn`t have bought the game for 20$ and therefore would have never played it.

I enjoyed the gameplay despite the problems. I just wish they'd focused more on the core gameplay and content and less on shallow/pointless "minigames" for various quests. There was too much repetition of tilesets and enemy models, and not enough varied and interesting itemization (at least on normal difficulty).

There's enough good stuff there and a solid enough core gameplay that with more work, the game could've been really awesome.

Farscry wrote:

I enjoyed the gameplay despite the problems. I just wish they'd focused more on the core gameplay and content and less on shallow/pointless "minigames" for various quests. There was too much repetition of tilesets and enemy models, and not enough varied and interesting itemization (at least on normal difficulty).

There's enough good stuff there and a solid enough core gameplay that with more work, the game could've been really awesome.

So is the game completely dead, or just the MP?

This game always makes me sad. So much there that could have been one of the best games ever. I only wish they could have taken about six more months in development.

Shoal07 wrote:
Farscry wrote:

I enjoyed the gameplay despite the problems. I just wish they'd focused more on the core gameplay and content and less on shallow/pointless "minigames" for various quests. There was too much repetition of tilesets and enemy models, and not enough varied and interesting itemization (at least on normal difficulty).

There's enough good stuff there and a solid enough core gameplay that with more work, the game could've been really awesome.

So is the game completely dead, or just the MP?

I'm sure you can still play single player if you like. There is an offline game in there.

Yup, single player still functions fine. It's the MP that's dead.

Farscry wrote:

Yup, single player still functions fine. It's the MP that's dead.

Really? Didn't know that. I may have to pick it up and give it a whirl. If nothing else it'll let me be part of something bigger than myself. Like Daikatana. A disaster of epic proportions.

It's a shame that Hellgate:London was allowed to fail and didn't get picked up by another vendor. I thought it was a good game with lots of potential.

Hanbitsoft made or reportedly released a statement that they would pickup and continue to serve and update HGL but as of today... the HGL servers are still down.

Guess I'll have to play SP and like it.

Daikatana... wow that was a failure of epic proportions alright I remember trying to play that one! Painful!

I heard on a podcast something about it being available on Korean or Japanese servers and the publisher going out of their way to wink and nod about people in the US signing up there...

Deadron wrote:

I heard on a podcast something about it being available on Korean or Japanese servers and the publisher going out of their way to wink and nod about people in the US signing up there...

How much are they charging?

Katy wrote:

The Hanbitsoft story showed up on Gamasutra this week.

That's this story... the press release from Hanbitsoft says "free-to-play", but I have no idea how you'd go about connecting to their servers.

If we've got anyone here who reads Korean, maybe they can translate: http://hg.hanbiton.com/Home/Home.aspx

I have been using google translate to browse around the Hanbitsoft page. Sadly you need a Korean resident registration number in order to register. I saw no mention of a U.S re-release in my browsing.

Looks like they have aready added a lot to the game. 5 new zones with new settings. Fixed animations. New items, dyes etc.

Here is a google translation of the latest Hanbitsoft patch notes.

Invasion of the second content public:

Confidential, including the dark taroteu Arsenal began their invasion of London.

The second new area of the invasion, General monsters, boss monsters, and items included,

'Warm welcome' quest is completed, all users can enjoy this content.

When you complete this quest for the invasion of this new meomeoege can get more information.

이 This content can enjoy, regardless of mode and level of difficulty.

The second invasion of the features:

Between each part of the story of the new boss monster, 5

○ peuruseulraseu

○ rasya Kobe Iraq
○ bareuba toss

○ ahmon

Arsenal taroteu ○ General

▪ ▪ New Boss Monster Quest and Quest Related Items

Corresponding to each boss, the devil's sentences (纹章) 'Gather' ruin 'to enable to remove the boss

▪ ▪ 5 New Region

○ cruel of the area

○ hatred of the area

○ anger of the area

○ punishment of the area

○ judge the area of

5 Add the new / changed the type of terrain

. ○ the area can be found in the second invasion.

기 Add a new item rating: Myths Rating weapons

▪ Item added to set the default system for the future, additional

Add items bag

○ There are three kinds of types ○ by size (small bags, bag, big bag)

○ . At the same time, each the size of the bag by ○ Only one can have.

○ . ○ The bag is only for paid users.

○. You can open one at a time gabangman ○.

○ . ○ You can not keep the bag inside another bag.

○ In the items in the bag ○ inventory and other items as well

. Action can be put on the shortcut bar.

○ . ○ bag can not be attached to mail, a shared library can not be archived.

○ . ○ empty gabangman trade / sell / can destroy.

▪ ▪ New life / spirit items recovered

○ newly added items are hard to come, but the recovery time is not waiting for reuse.
○ new vitality / spirit, no recovery items to the transaction can not be attached to mail.

. The following types of life, hoebokyong ○ items are.

▪ ▪ Small treatment serum

▪ ▪ Medium, serum therapy

▪ ▪ Large treatment serum

▪ ▪ Advanced treatment serum

▪ ▪ Nano-treatment serum it

○ The following items hoekbokyong mentality is different.

▪ ▪ Small mental ganghwaje

▪ ▪ Spirit medium ganghwaje

▪ ▪ Large mental ganghwaje

▪ ▪ Advanced mental ganghwaje

▪ ▪ Should the spirit of Nano ganghwaje

▪ ▪New dye paint

○ A new type of dye neungryeokchiman improve the paint, but they

. Width than the existing paint will improve neungryeokchi dye.

○ The following types of new dye is the dye

▪ dye colors: titanium white

▪ dye paints: iron oxides

▪ dye paint: the hapgeumpan

▪ dye colors: Tungsten Alloy

[For a hard-core user guide]

The second invasion can be difficult because the first experience, even in Normal mode, the

. We strongly suggest that you must play hard-core mode.

: Anime Update:

Running Anime: All avatars are to improve the animation of the running, running, animation, more natural and you can see the truth. . Different for each class, each class has been changed to show the animation. Tempeulreo the slow, ponderous shield, and proximity to the weapon class is heavily armed. Covert Hunter and light always moves with the time the weapon is a class. Cavallo mincheopha list, and various hand motions like the spirit of the middle item covers the house to summon the devil, and demonstrate who is fighting class.

All classes in the following animations have been improved.

▪ running in all directions

▪ cylinders in all directions

Select the window animations kaerinteo improvements: all the characters that appear in the seontaekchang character animation has been changed.

▪ When you create a new character animations and posture of the character is displayed

Has been enhanced to enable more convenient.

▪ character of the game early in the use of the Armor and a weapon has been modified to similar items.

The appearance of the class feel and easier to identify more accurately

Is designed to create a character.

Armor and weapons are worn by all classes ○ the characteristics of the class has been changed to save.

▪ Class brief are incorrect for excessive animation has changed.

▪ availability of weapons and Armor in the Act 1 has been changed to display the ahyitemman.
. It will display a comfortable position ▪ character has been changed to 360 º Exploring the SWF.

User Interface (UI) improvements

easy to find the character information has been classified into four kinds of topics.

◦ neungryeokchi

defense

reputation information

character Preferences

▪ All classes were classified as items of the three kinds of skills.

geomgisa

◦ gyeoltusa

◦ Articles

◦ tugeomsa

○ Guardian article

◦ Shield

◦ faith

◦ Retribution

○ combatants

◦ Charge
◦ reconnaissance

◦ bombing

○ Technical Agent

◦ bot
◦ drones

Duke Special ◦

○ Dark predicative

◦ Nature

◦ mental

◦ Vision

○ devil predicative

◦ demonstrate who

◦ devil

◦ spell

Graphics enhancements:

. Particle effects associated with the battle has been improved.

This has improved the efficiency of particle effects.

Performance

. The visual appearance of other characters, so you can view high-quality, detailed characters' features have been added.

(Currently in the Games' patiwon detail as shown. This part will be modified in the future)

○ This feature can be changed in preferences within the video settings.

○ This feature was initially off.

: Bug fixes:

▪ items with the mouse can not be used for other items in the house the state has changed.

▪ Videos bugs were fixed since the resurrection could not.

▪ give up the ghost in the Quest, the game was terminated abnormally, the bug has been fixed.

▪ the other a shield if the shield is equipped with the shield of the player again, the bug has been corrected to 100% was recovered.

▪ When you quit the game during 3000 amplifier effect items have been corrected bug disappeared.

▪ 'one ... more ...' The Challenge of the compensation paid abnormally bug has been fixed.

▪ abnormally terrain in many areas can not move blocked a bug has been fixed.
▪ character to display the window normally defensive numbers have been corrected.

▪ the number of fragments of Nano Nano from heat exhaustion was abnormally bug has been fixed.

Description of the item yibenteuyong ▪ strengthening effect has been modified to display properly.

▪ in the death of the player tries to die at age Quest bugs were fixed, did not shut down normally.
. Strengthen the effect of the destruction ahreseu ▪ A bug has been fixed function abnormally.

▪ abnormally functioning of Mars to the blessing of the bug has been fixed.

. Initialized using the skills ▪ item was canceled sprint skill bug has been fixed.

▪ Kevin's Prosthetics Bridge (Quest items) after the completion of a quest to destroy the normal has been corrected.

▪ a single and two male characters, items, use the spirit of moderation when the house has been improved animation.
▪ Male Hunter of the tactical shooting position is corrected animation skills.

I was happy to see that Best Buy was still selling this for $30 when I was there the other day. Right next to a whole stack of Auto Assault game time cards.

rasya Kobe Iraq

O.o

necroyeti wrote:

I was happy to see that Best Buy was still selling this for $30 when I was there the other day. Right next to a whole stack of Auto Assault game time cards.

Except you can play Hellgate single player and still enjoy it. Its multiplayer features were never very strong in the first place.

patch notes wrote:

All avatars are to improve the animation of the running, running, animation, more natural and you can see the truth.

Well, that's a relief. I never liked that my avatars were unnatural liars...