EuphRO2: A Closed Milestone

Saga 1st Anniversary

SAGA's 1 year anniversary. Note, I see you calling me a poon in the screen shot, Haruhi =(. It was as a friend... seriously lol.

It’s a tad overdue, but I feel it’s my personal responsibility due to my involvement to post a formal closure as someone has neglected to do so.

To The Players of EuphRO2:

Perhaps you have never heard of me, or perhaps you have heard of me but never met me. In that case, welcome! I am [GM] Chii, former head-GM of EuphRO2. I was on the EuphRO2 team since the birth of the server and have silently watched over it even after my resignation. Incidentally, a while back, I expressed my concerns about the reliability of the new management after the departure of the last of the SAGA team.

From my interaction with the community, the admin was widely disliked and reportedly controlling, egoistical, and incompetent. When such people are at the top, the failure of the infrastructure is inevitable. It was suspected that he did not care about the community and that he was doing it for glory to look like some sort of hero who “saved” EuphRO2 .Well, this suspicion was confirmed when the server suddenly closed a while back. Apparently, he could not take on the responsibilities of a server owner, or just broke down due to the lack of appreciation (as if there is anything he should be appreciated for) for him. Either way, EuphRo2 closed suddenly with no warning- poof, just like that. Shows how much he cared for the community, eh? Instead of admitting he made a mistake or stepping down, he just closes the whole thing… probably in a tantrum. Very professional. Such people I can imagine are usually plagued by problems in life too, always running away like that.

All the same, EuphRO2 is now closed, but the seed SAGA planted there has grown to yield other servers. Reddozen has a nice server going too called DiviniaRO2 based on his own Janus emulator. I’m gonna be really cliché here and remind you that all good things come to an end, but the experiences you have will live on. I made so many friends from EuphRO2 and met so many great and interesting people. Prior to the server, I had never GMed in my life, but I had a great time interacting with the community- that’s what drives a server. I am truly happy for the memory, and I encourage all others to treasure their own.

Fight-o!
~Chii

 

23 Comments

  1. Transfer Student
    Class 1-D
    Valid from: 12/14/2011 at 7:46 am

    So much Sadness Still and wonder what Chi is up to now! (12/14/2011)

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  2. Aurani
    Transfer Student
    Class 3-E
    Valid from: 06/21/2011 at 2:34 am

    I remember my days on EuphRO2, it was fun and prosperous, I quit some time before it shut down because it kept giving me BSoD’s, and some time ago I felt like going back into it, only to find it had died. It was a sad day. I didn’t play for more than maybe a month and didn’t get into the community too much as I was pretty asocial back then, and yet I feel as if a part of me has died with it. RIP EuphRO2.
    I miss TomahawkGirl and Fish >. :x

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  3. Kun
    Transfer Student
    Class 1-D

    lmaoo the picture is funny where they said chii is a pooon! lmao ^^ but sorry to hear about the server ending :<

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  4. Riguel
    Transfer Student
    Class 1-D

    Yea.. Too sad when I tried logging my character and.. it's deleted "server wipe" xD

    I lost a lot of my friends haha =p

    Anyway… I'll keep in touch here because I would love to play again.. with you guys ^_^

    P.S.

    moogli, MoonCreater, Rhiki, Furan, Nymph and the rest…. I miss you guys ^_^

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  5. Bren
    Transfer Student
    Class 4-C

    Daaaaaaaaaaaang!!! I was planning to return to euphRO2 saga only to find out that its not there anymore >.< I miss all my friends the environment fun and everything… dang dang dang!!! Ace wherever you are i hope youre happy you gay guy lols! I miss everyone! waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

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  6. Transfer Student
    Class 1-D
    Valid from: 11/26/2009 at 5:44 am

    *points* Hideki! I'm still checking here from time to time =D even though I don't follow ro as much as I do becase satelight internet = .> I suport private servers for the people running the official one's cerialy can't get it right or just worried about how much they can make. Although outside of that lil side trakced rant =D Chi Do you use any messangers, MSN, AIM, Yahoo if so can I add ya?

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  7. Ryusuke-san
    Transfer Student
    Class 1-E
    Valid from: 11/23/2009 at 8:27 pm

    Wow.

    I don't see me in that pic ;_;

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  8. Transfer Student
    Class 2-B
    Valid from: 10/15/2009 at 7:39 am

    It's sad watching RO2 in general slowly die off.

    Hopefully RO 1.5 will make it last a little longer.

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    • Chii
      -Alumni-
      Fall 2010
      Valid from: 10/20/2009 at 5:29 am

      That's right! I cannot wait to see it… keep me posted! I'd love to check it out and post about it here once it's ready =)

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      • Transfer Student
        Class 2-B
        Valid from: 10/21/2009 at 9:57 am

        sooner than you think…

        we got all the RO1 classes hacked into the RO2 client already. All that's left for an Alpha Test is building all the skills, and some job quests. We're working on guild hacks for RO2's engine now, and next we'll hack in the RO1 stat point system.

        So it's coming along!

        Guild Interface is almost done:
        http://www.diviniaro.com/files/GuildMembers.png

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  9. FortySeven
    Transfer Student
    Class 4-A
    Valid from: 09/15/2009 at 7:37 am

    Yo Chii, i'm really happy for you, i'll let you finish, but Mysticode had one of the biggest fanbase of all time

    ——

    No srsly.

    Children, remember, while GM Chii was and arguably still is the most prominent and popular of all the former EuphSagaRO2 staff, there are many more unsung individual that were instrumental in the upkeep both throughout EuphRO's prosperous days and in her absence:

    Niyan coded many NPCs and contributed many hours of scripting for the Auction house; his location was both at a time where North America was asleep and Europe was buckled down by daytime duties, his efforts were largely unknown to most even back then.

    Miyo saw through to the end and hung in there as a community-support subGM, after both myself, niBblez, and Haruhi had given up on the server mid-2008, for many months more she was alone in her endeavor out of the altruistic generosity because "there's no one left now to help the new players".

    phr34k had took on the entire project of revising the code for "Revision" with what was a then-fully-updated-to-Official-content piece of work (DiviniaRO2 runs janus written by reddozen)

    So pretty please,

    if Nibelungen hadn’t picked you to be a GM on the server, I wonder what it would be like today –

    definitely not where it is today

    As much fun as it is to jump on the love-Chii bandwagon to feel part of something bigger, and before coming to conclusions about how the server had functioned internally — before attributing all merits of the devs and unnamed staff solely to her, just take a moment to realize it was after all;

    a joint project with a multilateral input of contributions.

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    • Chii
      -Alumni-
      Fall 2010
      Valid from: 09/15/2009 at 9:48 am

      Absolutely =) I hope the fact that I told things from my side did not give anyone the impression that the server was my doing. On the contrary, I probably had one of the smaller roles in the grand scheme of things. The people who founded and served on the SAGA/EuphRO2 team were awesome and hard working individuals and EuphRO2 would not have been nearly as fun without them.

      FortySeven has been with the server since the beginning as well, and in fact has been there even longer than me after I resigned. He's seen the workings of the team and all it took to run the server. Very well said, I should have clarified from the beginning, but I'm glad that you had a different perspective to see this error on my part =D

      On another note, it's nice to see you again ;D

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      • FortySeven
        Transfer Student
        Class 4-A
        Valid from: 09/16/2009 at 3:34 am

        Having said that, Chii has done a lot for EuphRO2, relative to everyone who worked on the server via the comparative percentages, she without a doubt stands at the top for having done the -most- work out of everyone; even while the commitment took a toll on her studies. A dedication truly worth applauding.

        i really miss the old crew, those times where me, Niyan and Kimi amidst our Phoenix-Wright craze would sprawl Gifs we had hotlinked off google image to every thread possible, when you had demoted Niyan for editting your post to "Wooo 47 for GM! *takes top off*" after i took advantage of his inebriated stupor at the time, and of course, when i'd turn on the voice changer and 'chii' every 20 seconds to people on Ventrilo.

        Strange memories on this nervous night in Sydney. One year later? Two? It seems like a lifetime — the kind of peak that never comes again. EuphRO2 in late 2007 was a very special time and place to be a part of. Maybe it meant something. Maybe not, in the long run . . . but no explanation, no mix of words or youtube videos or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time and the internet. Whatever it meant. . . .

        Now unblock me on msn already >______>;;;

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        • Chii
          -Alumni-
          Fall 2010
          Valid from: 09/16/2009 at 4:00 am

          Thanks… memories come back at odd times don’t they? In the end however, the time spent at EuphRO2 was a blast and I feel the same way about the old crew. The server just had… a certain charm with them around back then.

          Also, as far as I know, you aren’t blocked o.O I did change MSN addresses though. I sent out a message when I did, but I guess some of my offline messages got lost in the way. Though I guess it’s important to note that I don’t go on MSN all that often these days; Not only is school in full swing, but midterms will approach soon as well.

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  10. FortySeven
    Transfer Student
    Class 4-A
    Valid from: 09/15/2009 at 5:53 am

    [00:42] lol@lol

    [00:42] wow

    [00:42] this Musashiden guy

    [00:42] is actually 18?

    [00:42] and me being the youngest of the former staff

    [00:42] rofl, and i'm older

    [00:43] NOTHING MORE IRRESPONSIBLE AND DEPRAVED THAN A MAN IN THE DEPTHS OF AN ETHER BINGE

    [00:43] Isn't it sad than an 18 year old is more mature than you?

    [00:52] * Musashiden sets mode: +b *!*@daIRC-7355545.dyn.iinet.net.au

    [00:52] * You were kicked by Musashiden (Musashiden)

    [00:52] you kickban me

    [00:52] without any good reason?

    [00:56] [08:50] yeah seriously

    [00:56] [08:50] this server is doomed

    [00:56] That's why

    And i was right -after all-.

    *Glee*

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  11. Kiyohime
    Transfer Student
    Class 1-D
    Valid from: 09/01/2009 at 4:26 pm

    When I first discovered EuphRO2 way back when, the most distinct thing that I remember was a community that I was actually willing to talk to. I've never felt so welcome in any online community of strangers than when I was wandering around poking porings to death there. And when you left, Chii, even though I'd never really spoken to you myself I was honestly pretty darn sad.

    …and then you were replaced by someone that I'd run away from a long time ago. Go figure.

    But I digress.

    Thank you, for even now being dedicated to the community that you loved; we all loved you right back. I promise to treasure my happy memories.

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  12. Transfer Student
    Class 1-D
    Valid from: 08/23/2009 at 4:23 am

    I poped on on EuphRO2 now and again just to visit. But I have gmed on alot of ro1 servers and would like to add gming is a job for if you like helping people plain and simple if your in it for power or glory as Chi said you will get bored of it after all why play a game you can do anything in? but that sucks that a whole server had to die becase of it. *pokes @ the dead Chi ro2 client* so is this client usefull for anything anymore :(? More Power to ya Chi and wish ya luck in any more endevers ya Embark on.

    Picard: "Someone once told me that time is a predator that stalked us all our lives. But I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey that reminds us to cherish every moment because they'll never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we live it. After all, Number One, we're only mortal."

    –Captain Jean Luc Picard Star Trek Generations Paramount Pictures, 1994

    good end quate for for EuphRO2 ne?

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    • Chii
      -Alumni-
      Fall 2010
      Valid from: 08/23/2009 at 5:30 am

      A very appropriate quote indeed, and one that is a good philosophy to live by. I remember that quote being spoken too in Star Trek: Generations :) Time is, after all, the only constant in the universe. There is no changing it, interrupting it, or turning it back; it is something we learn to live with and ideally, treasure.

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  13. SherriBasil
    Transfer Student
    Class 1-E
    Valid from: 08/15/2009 at 4:18 pm

    Aahhh. Glad to finally have a bit of clarification. Thanks for the info, Chii. :3

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  14. Transfer Student
    Class 2-B
    Valid from: 08/13/2009 at 9:35 am

    Thanks for the compliment Chii. It's always good to see you when you poke your head in. Euph did close up pretty out of the blue. It was a little strange.

    BTW, we're about to start on an RO 1.5 project that will bring all the RO1 classes and skills into the RO2 3D. It should be really fun to create and play. We're expecting a huge turn out once it's ready.

    Keep in touch Chii!

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  15. Draco
    Transfer Student
    Class 2-D
    Valid from: 08/12/2009 at 2:21 pm

    wow so it finally happened eh, and on a sour note as well. oh well, it was bound to happen. i also noticed that the forum is now offline. well at the very least it was a worthwhile experience. i too also met a lot of good people from that server and continue to be in good ties with them up till now. though i wonder what was the main reason though. anyways, i'm not on the pic due to work x3

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  16. Lolly
    Transfer Student
    Class 4-E
    Valid from: 08/07/2009 at 3:57 pm

    Yay, I see me in that pic ♥

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