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| [DFOSource] [Potential Downtime] DNS Update |
May 12, 2013 - 6:10 PM - by Dom |
As part of our plans to expand the DFO Source boards, we're switching DNS. We're not moving servers so you won't lose any posts or updates you make on the boards. You may, however, experience some downtime as the new DNS propagates; please bare with us as this takes place. |
I'll keep you updated via Google+ if the boards go down.
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| Tough Decision |
Apr 13, 2013 - 8:38 AM - by Dom |
The news of DFO’s closure is both shocking – I guess I thought the day would never come – and saddening. It also leaves us with some very hard decisions to make. I'm not sure if most of you will see this as positive news but for me, none of those decisions involve selling or closing these boards. |
I started DFOSource as a teenager with bags of spare time and it's no secret that during this community’s journey my life became increasingly busy. I moved away to University, graduated with first class honours and moved to Dubai with for a job inDigital Marketing. This has led to a gradual decline in the attentiveness I've shown towards the community, with many baffled as to why I created the place just to 'jump ship' years later – its been more complicated than that.
Still, we’ve come such a long way since 2009. This place has continued to thrive, despite my absence, due to the community and the community alone. We’ve had fantastic members step up along the way and keep this place steering in the right direction, taking over most of my responsibilities; you may not personally agree with their every decision but we all owe respect and thanks those who have filled in as moderators and community managers over the years.
I still remember being the excited teenager that set up this community to discuss the release of DFO. If you're interested, here are some snapshots from our early days:
http://web.archive.org/web/200905042...dfosource.com/ (12 members and 29 posts)
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Sadly, the past is the past; we need to move on. We have options and I want to throw them to the community and collect your thoughts.
“The Source” or “MMO Source”
We adapt the forums to cover a broader spectrum of online MMO games. Logistically, this is the most difficult of the options and how it would be executed I am not entirely sure. I would appreciate any thoughts on how we could do this or examples of communities that work well with this model. I don't care much for the backlinks leading to this site or the traffic loss we'll receive, if enough of the community gets behind such a movement, we can bouncy back even stronger.
Leave DFOSource as DFOSource
Has DFOSource reached its tipping point? Do we let the community peter out with the death of the game? If we choose not to adapt the site further, I will still leave these boards as they are although I would expect a gradual decline in activity until the boards become a ghost town.
Got any better ideas? Let’s hear them!
If you have any questions that you want to ask me that will affect your decision, now is your time -- just make sure they're relevant to the future of these boards. I will be doing my best to keep up the questions in this thread AMA-style.
This is your community; help decide it's future.
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| [Nexon] A New Journey |
Apr 02, 2013 - 7:03 PM - by Makanii |
| A New Journey |
Greetings Dungeon Fighters,
Thank you for playing Dungeon Fighter Online! Without you, all those bosses would have been pretty bored in their empty dungeons. Although your adventures in Arad are coming to an end, we’ve set up some events to make the transition to your next adventure as seamless as possible. After you check out the Compensation Page, take a look at all the exclusive events running in every Nexon game to help Dungeon Fighters get a head start on a new adventure with awesome items and perks. If you enjoyed Dungeon Fighter Online, you’ll find a lot to like in Nexon’s other offerings.
Forge, control and upgrade your own army to discover the lost city of Atlantis in this strategic turn-based MMORPG.
In addition to a Warrior’s Package available to all players, DFO players can claim Christine’s Package, which includes a powerful mercenary and all the tools she needs to command the battlefield!
Create your own soldier and battle online with the largest arsenal of guns available in any First Person Shooter.
In addition to the level-up rewards available to all players, DFO players can claim a reward bundle including everything a soldier needs to survive on the battlefield, totaling NX 37,600 in value!
Dragon Nest | The Fastest Online Action RPG!
Enter an enchanted world and battle evil with electrifying combat in this epic 3D Action-RPG.
In addition to the massive 400% EXP bonus and level-up rewards available to all players, DFO players can claim Poochums, Dragon Eggs, and Adventurer’s Bags to help them conquer the dangers of Altera.
Explore the limits of your imagination in this open world 3D MMORPG. Create your Fantasy Life today!
In addition to complimentary VIP Service available to all players, eligible DFO players can claim the Spiritual Healing Package via the Newsletter, which includes all the items they need to start their adventure in Erinn.
MapleStory - A Free Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game
Experience one of the World's Biggest Online Adventure with millions of others in this 2D side-scrolling MMORPG.
DFO players can participate in an exclusive level-up event with rewards every 10 levels!
*In order to participate in this event, you must have created your Dungeon Fighter Online account and reached level 20 before 3/21/2013, you must not have an existing MapleStory character above level 20, and you must have no ban history in Dungeon Fighter Online or MapleStory.
Sudden Attack |
Lock and Unload in one of the world's largest and fastest online shooters.
In addition to 50% Bonus EXP and Points, Hot Time rewards, and a Keyword reward available to all players, DFO players can claim a reward package including 2 Characters, 2 weapons, and a Bomb Tech Kit.
Experience smooth flowing, physics-based combat in what Yahoo! Games calls "a no-holds-barred action game."
In addition to the Jump Event available to all players, eligible DFO players can claim a reward package including a VIP Capsule, a Cadet Badge, 10 Goddess Graces, and 100 Merc Recovery Potions via the Newsletter.
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| [Nexon] DFO Closing: A Message from Min Kim |
Apr 02, 2013 - 6:41 PM - by Makanii |
| DFO Closing: A Message from Min Kim |
DFO Closing FAQ
Dear Dungeon Fighters, |
In 2009, Nexon America was proud to release one of Nexon’s unique and most popular titles, Dungeon Fighter Online (DFO). Since the launch, Neople’s development team and Nexon America’s publishing team partnered to bring to you the action packed promise of DFO.
For more than three years, our teams worked hard in hopes of building a strong community through new content updates, service fixes, and events. We tirelessly battled hackers and farmers. We even had the honor of presenting the game to you at E3 and PAX. However, Dungeon Fighter Online was not able to grow beyond its very special and proud core following.
Sadly, Dungeon Fighter Online has not attracted enough player interest to properly service the game. Internally, we struggled deeply with the popularity of DFO in North America as the title is immensely popular overseas. For more than three years, we went through many milestones and several pushes before we came to this very difficult decision.
We sincerely regret to inform you that we will be bringing Nexon America’s service of DFO to an end.
We understand that many of you will be disappointed by this news. We hope that the game represents some of your great gaming memories. You have made new friends, created awesome characters, picked up some epic loot, and recorded some unforgettable victories. We, too, have loved working on this game, and learned a lot through our relationship with DFO.
A ramp-down of the game will begin on April 11, 2013, with the closing of the cash shop. Full service will discontinue on June 13, 2013.
We will compensate players for the purchase of unused or partially-used Permanent and Durational items purchased within the past six months. The dollar value is correlated with the time of purchase, the status of the item, etc.. More information regarding compensation can be found here.
Working on DFO during the past three years has been an honor, and we thank all of you Dungeon Fighters for joining us on this exciting journey.
- Min Kim, CEO, Nexon America
We understand that you have many questions about the shutdown procedure for DFO. Please refer to this FAQ to answer any questions you may have.
Dear Dungeon Fighters, |
We're sad to inform you that Dungeon Fighter Online will be closing on June 13, 2013, with the Item Shop closing on April 11, 2013. We've had 3 wonderful years full of memorable updates and events, and we thank you all for your support and contributions to the community.
As a thank you for your support and devotion, we will be offering a compensation package. Nexon will compensate the purchase(s) of Permanent and Durational items purchased within the 6 months directly preceding today. Please check back here on April 11, 2013 for the details. Please note that any purchases made between April 2, 2013 and April 11, 2013 will not be compensated.
We're all sad to see Dungeon Fighter Online go, but we hope you enjoy all of Nexon's other great games, and continue to be a part of the Nexon family.
Arad High Council
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