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Scarlet Blade: Open Beta Launches

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,659MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Aeria Games has announced that its female only M-rated MMO, Scarlet Blade, has officially launched into open beta status. According to the dev team, closed beta players created over 300,000 characters and logged a collective total of one million hours of game play during the two week event.

“This is a great milestone for Aeria,” said Lan Hoang, founder and CEO of Aeria Games. “Scarlet Blade’s success is a perfect example of how far the company has come since we began in 2006. The combination of the game’s unique visual style and cutting-edge PvP features has already created a massive fan base, and this is now poised to be our most popular title for the foreseeable future.”

Head to the Scarlet Blade site to get started.

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  • SararielSarariel GlasgowPosts: 296Member
    Avoiding due to the patheticaly disgusting adverts
  • IchmenIchmen Winnipeg, MBPosts: 1,228Member
    im shocked they didnt name it "open legs launches" :/ cause thats all i get when i see their splash page website and all the ads for it.. its like they are trying to sell me playboys @_@";

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  • spookydomspookydom BristolPosts: 1,782Member Uncommon
    Thing that's making me laugh about this is that odviously it caters for the young male adult demographic. The same type of young man who come on these forums starting the endless "Why do guys play as female characters it makes me feel homophobic after I have tried to cyber with them" threads that keep poping up on a regular basis. What are they going to do in this game where everybodys a female character? Tee-Hee :D

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  • VancePantsVancePants Los Angeles, CAPosts: 43Member
    derp derp derp derp derp

    :D

  • raapnaapraapnaap LeidenPosts: 397Member Uncommon

    I guess this is what it comes to if all the other games you publish are mediocre at best.

     

    I know MMORPG.com needs to generate an income as much as Aeria Games does, but both parties should be disgusted with supporting this kind of game development. It's not what MMO's or games in general need.

     

    Try getting customers by creating a game that's worth playing, not by using pathetic marketing tactics like this.

     
     
  • JasonJJasonJ New Port Richey, FLPosts: 395Member
    Originally posted by Sarariel
    Avoiding due to the patheticaly disgusting adverts

     Which are very tame compared to Age of Conans...funny how people didnt rip into that game for its BOOBS and TEETS just because it wasnt anime based while calling everyone remotely interested in it a bunch of perverts...double standard much?

  • AngryBeaverAngryBeaver Meggett, SCPosts: 34Member
    Thanks for the great service you provide us with MMORPG.com. Thanks for not censoring content as people suggest you should do.
     
  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,223Member Uncommon

    Hmm, tits and ass.  That sells.

    I hope they make it through the beta okay given the sticky situation they're putting the players in. image

  • ThomasN7ThomasN7 87.18.7.148 1, NJPosts: 6,690Member
    Well there seems to be a little space for everything. I don't see an issue with it. Many gamers out there play different kinds of games all the time. This one is no different.
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  • Adhesive33Adhesive33 San Francisco, CAPosts: 227Member
    Originally posted by JasonJ
    Originally posted by Sarariel
    Avoiding due to the patheticaly disgusting adverts

     Which are very tame compared to Age of Conans...funny how people didnt rip into that game for its BOOBS and TEETS just because it wasnt anime based while calling everyone remotely interested in it a bunch of perverts...double standard much?

    Hmm, interesting point, but AoC feels more like an accurate portrayal of the world described in the books, where sexuality was one aspect of a larger, gritty and violent world. Whereas this game looks like the world was literally built around T&A. 

  • JasonJJasonJ New Port Richey, FLPosts: 395Member
    Originally posted by Adhesive33
    Originally posted by JasonJ
    Originally posted by Sarariel
    Avoiding due to the patheticaly disgusting adverts

     Which are very tame compared to Age of Conans...funny how people didnt rip into that game for its BOOBS and TEETS just because it wasnt anime based while calling everyone remotely interested in it a bunch of perverts...double standard much?

    Hmm, interesting point, but AoC feels more like an accurate portrayal of the world described in the books, where sexuality was one aspect of a larger, gritty and violent world. Whereas this game looks like the world was literally built around T&A. 

     I see, so T&A is OK if it makes sense....Well, turns out the game does have a story, and a decent one at that and it actually explains why it is what it is and it does so in a comedic way.

    So now, lets talk Tera shall we, a game that had to be changed in the west for reasons that fit right in with this thread, in the west VIOLENCE = GOOD, SEXUALITY = BAD.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,223Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by JasonJ
    Originally posted by Adhesive33
    Originally posted by JasonJ
    Originally posted by Sarariel
    Avoiding due to the patheticaly disgusting adverts

     Which are very tame compared to Age of Conans...funny how people didnt rip into that game for its BOOBS and TEETS just because it wasnt anime based while calling everyone remotely interested in it a bunch of perverts...double standard much?

    Hmm, interesting point, but AoC feels more like an accurate portrayal of the world described in the books, where sexuality was one aspect of a larger, gritty and violent world. Whereas this game looks like the world was literally built around T&A. 

     I see, so T&A is OK if it makes sense....Well, turns out the game does have a story, and a decent one at that and it actually explains why it is what it is and it does so in a comedic way.

    So now, lets talk Tera shall we, a game that had to be changed in the west for reasons that fit right in with this thread, in the west VIOLENCE = GOOD, SEXUALITY = BAD.

    Sexual objectification is bad.

  • GhavriggGhavrigg Halifax, NSPosts: 778Member Uncommon
    This is one game I was hoping to be vaporware. :(
  • mikunimanmikuniman Keene, NYPosts: 312Member
    Besides the obvious boob overload, gameplay, animation and classes are decent. If you like mad pace you'll liked the auto quest feature.The unicycle at level 10's handy thought it was funny. I'm not a anime fan or the cartoony style so the look didn't do nothing for me, the games exactly what it advertises and I was entertained.
  • JasonJJasonJ New Port Richey, FLPosts: 395Member
    Originally posted by Torvaldr

    VIOLENCE = GOOD, SEXUALITY = BAD.

    Sexual objectification is bad.

     See above.

    Person 1 "Hey did you just decapitate that guy?"

    Person 2 "Yeah!"

    Person 1 "Awesome!".  "Hey wait, I see side boob...thats going too far! No woman would EVER wear anything like that if she was a professional fighter, she is nothing but a sexual object"

    Neither says a thing about the Barbarian male wearing nothing but a loincloth....covered in blood standing over mangled bodies.

  • oakierushoakierush Brooklyn, NYPosts: 34Member
    Originally posted by JasonJ

    Person 1 "Hey did you just decapitate that guy?"

    Person 2 "Yeah!"

    Person 1 "Awesome!".  "Hey wait, I see side boob...thats going too far! No woman would EVER wear anything like that if she was a professional fighter, she is nothing but a sexual object"

    Neither says a thing about the Barbarian male wearing nothing but a loincloth....covered in blood standing over mangled bodies.

    lol, I love this. Thank you for the chuckle, I totally agree with you

  • OmaliOmali MMO Business Correspondent Orchard Park, NYPosts: 1,114Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by JasonJ
    Originally posted by Torvaldr

    VIOLENCE = GOOD, SEXUALITY = BAD.

    Sexual objectification is bad.

     See above.

    Person 1 "Hey did you just decapitate that guy?"

    Person 2 "Yeah!"

    Person 1 "Awesome!".  "Hey wait, I see side boob...thats going too far! No woman would EVER wear anything like that if she was a professional fighter, she is nothing but a sexual object"

    Neither says a thing about the Barbarian male wearing nothing but a loincloth....covered in blood standing over mangled bodies.

    Gotta love the logical fallacy of "you have no problem with violence therefore your issues with sex are invalid." It's a universal fallback for people with nothing to contribute to the discussion.

    Check out my monthly column on MMORPG.com.

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  • Slappy1Slappy1 columbus, OHPosts: 458Member
    Originally posted by JasonJ
    Originally posted by Torvaldr

    VIOLENCE = GOOD, SEXUALITY = BAD.

    Sexual objectification is bad.

     See above.

    Person 1 "Hey did you just decapitate that guy?"

    Person 2 "Yeah!"

    Person 1 "Awesome!".  "Hey wait, I see side boob...thats going too far! No woman would EVER wear anything like that if she was a professional fighter, she is nothing but a sexual object"

    Neither says a thing about the Barbarian male wearing nothing but a loincloth....covered in blood standing over mangled bodies.

    This is hilarious but true.The thing that amuses me is that most early teen's have seen much worse than this game as far as nudity/sexuality.Hello Hbo/Showtime and all the internet anime site's.This game is actually tame compared to other outlet's.

    I guess more realistic nudity/sexuality is ok,but anime (which isn't real and really just a cartoon)is somehow going to far?Funny how that work's.

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  • Kinh021Kinh021 Rio de JaneiroPosts: 27Member
    Reminds me of rf online. I'll try.
  • SonicTHISonicTHI -Posts: 149Member


    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Sexual objectification is bad.

    And what does that have to do with a video game character or sexuality? Do you even know what that term means?


    As for the game itself: i tried it out and the revealing characters didnt bother me in the slightest.
    What did though was the archaic korean quest grinder gameplay based on the decade old stock standard korean MMO engine.
    Still its a good thing to go and play one of these and then go back to things like GW2 or other AAA MMOs. Makes you appreciate what we have nowadays more.

  • JasonJJasonJ New Port Richey, FLPosts: 395Member
    Originally posted by Omali
    Originally posted by JasonJ
    Originally posted by Torvaldr

    VIOLENCE = GOOD, SEXUALITY = BAD.

    Sexual objectification is bad.

     See above.

    Person 1 "Hey did you just decapitate that guy?"

    Person 2 "Yeah!"

    Person 1 "Awesome!".  "Hey wait, I see side boob...thats going too far! No woman would EVER wear anything like that if she was a professional fighter, she is nothing but a sexual object"

    Neither says a thing about the Barbarian male wearing nothing but a loincloth....covered in blood standing over mangled bodies.

    Gotta love the logical fallacy of "you have no problem with violence therefore your issues with sex are invalid." It's a universal fallback for people with nothing to contribute to the discussion.

     Almost as much as the logical fallacy that anime is sexual and that an anime character can be a victim of sexual objectification...

  • DauzqulDauzqul Detroit, MIPosts: 1,411Member Uncommon
    Areola Games presents SIN...
  • RollieJoeRollieJoe Raleigh, NCPosts: 436Member

    As some people here have correctly pointed out, this game is no more risque than various others, and if this video game were a movie it wouldn't even be worthy of an "R" rating.  The only reason it has even become a mentionable issue is that 1) it is a video game and the public at large holds a double standard when it comes to video games VS other forms for entertainment and 2) it advertises based on its exaggerated and comical sexuality rather than hyper-violence, which hypocrites love to complain about, especially in the US.   "Sexuality = bad  Violence = good" is truly the mindset of so many sadly.

     

    Anyway, the game itself isn't a bad f2p game, but the gameplay and mechanics do little to differentiate themselves from the dozens and dozens of other f2p MMO"s that seem to come out daily.  Still, if you are looking for a new f2p MMO to play around with and don't have any expectations for revolutionary gameplay concepts, Scarlet Blade isn't a bad choice.

  • redcappredcapp brook, NYPosts: 722Member
    Really can't take anyone seriously who can't acknowledge the inherent misogyny in this absurd game.
  • OmaliOmali MMO Business Correspondent Orchard Park, NYPosts: 1,114Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by JasonJ
    Originally posted by Omali
    Originally posted by JasonJ
    Originally posted by Torvaldr

    VIOLENCE = GOOD, SEXUALITY = BAD.

    Sexual objectification is bad.

     See above.

    Person 1 "Hey did you just decapitate that guy?"

    Person 2 "Yeah!"

    Person 1 "Awesome!".  "Hey wait, I see side boob...thats going too far! No woman would EVER wear anything like that if she was a professional fighter, she is nothing but a sexual object"

    Neither says a thing about the Barbarian male wearing nothing but a loincloth....covered in blood standing over mangled bodies.

    Gotta love the logical fallacy of "you have no problem with violence therefore your issues with sex are invalid." It's a universal fallback for people with nothing to contribute to the discussion.

     Almost as much as the logical fallacy that anime is sexual and that an anime character can be a victim of sexual objectification...

    If you don't know what a logical fallacy is, I suggest you don't try and use it in a sentence.

    Check out my monthly column on MMORPG.com.

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