Greetings! I have good news, which most of you true Prius fans are probably already aware of: Prius is coming back! The game has been taken over by Netmarble and the game is scheduled for release this Summer under the name of Arcane Saga. A long wait? Don’t fear! A private server called Prius Anima has launched a couple of weeks ago!
Like I said, Prius Online will be hosted by Netmarble under the name of Arcane Saga. There really isn’t that much I can tell you about it yet because it has only been announced a short while ago and all they have so far is a Facebook page, so I would suggest you to follow that for daily updates on the progress! They have said that there will be some changes to the game, so it won’t be entirely the same, but probably only better!
Arcane Saga Facebook Page
Someone has been kind enough to provide us lost souls with a private server for Prius Online! Bless them! I’m going to discuss this private server very briefly and hope to provide you with some useful information. This server works pretty well apart from the occasional disconnects and minor bugs, but I don’t want to complain too much about that because they are working hard on the issues and responding very well to feedback. If you miss Prius, you should sure download the client and get back in touch with your old friends!
Increased EXP and drops
If you’re like me, and you don’t want to dedicate too much of your time to a private server, but still want to casually play the game because you missed it so much, meet up with old friends or whatever reason, the increased EXP rate is perfect! In my opinion, this rate is just right. It’s not difficult to get to level 50 within a day or 2, 3, but after that it becomes harder. Which sounds fair, as in reaching level 70 would still be an accomplishment. As for the drops, well who doesn’t like those? Except maybe the hundreds of foodsacks gathered during a short time of grinding or dungeon running. But hey, let’s not complain about that. Besides, if you like opening them, the contents are worth lots of cash.
For a private server, there certainly are a lot of people playing. In my opinion it’s almost like in the GPotato version, which, for mysterious reasons, wasn’t doing all too well. You can buy 100 horns for 100 lifs and there are plenty of friendly higher level players around, so you should not really have a problem getting your daily dungeons done.
You can play the game!
While most of the server works exactly like we’re used to, there are still some bugs and that’s totally understandable because the admins have been translating the entire game to english. Some parts are not yet fully translated, like some quests, area names on portals and system messages (mails) you receive, but in my opinion that’s not really a big deal. The lack of translations in some parts of the game (really not that many) doesn’t make the game unplayable whatsoever. Something that does bother me though, is the fact that the Animas don’t work well yet. The so- called “Living skills” are bugged so your Anima won’t be able to gather items, cook food and all that stuff yet. This is being worked on however so I trust it will be fixed soon.
Everybody should be grateful for the server being there and it’s great if people want to donate to help keep it running, but it does of course give people the oppurtunity to beat others gear-wise. This is however just like the normal version where there is an item mall. I’ve just listed it as a con because I personally don’t like the whole Pay2Win thing, especially when the people who pay brag about being better than others while it’s more because of gear than skill, but it’s something inevitable really. Also, donating isn’t that expensive and you can even get good items without paying because every 10 minutes in the game, you gain 1 “Neffy Point”, which is the currency used in th “Neffy Shop”.
Not sure if Pro or Con
I’m not sure whether to put this under pros or cons, so I’ll make a seperate section. If you know Prius from the GPotato days, you’ll know that there is tons of drama. Personally, I enjoy reading those petty fights between players and guilds who think they rule the universe, as long as me, my friends or my guild are not involved of course. It keeps you entertained while playing! This, sadly, does mean that there is a lot of rivalry between certain guilds and players which could make it hard for you to level up if you join one of those guilds, but there are also plenty of neutral guilds who have no problem partying with anyone, no matter what guild they are in.
Another “I’m-not-so-sure-whether-it’s-a-pro-or-con-topic”. Many people like PVP servers and the possibility of killing and being killed out in the open world, others hate being killed for no reason when simply going about their own business and are not that interested in PVP. I belong in the last category. However I do like PVP like for example sieges, I don’t think it’s right for people to kill others who don’t appreciate PVP themselves and just want to do their thing. But hey, it’s a game, and to be honest, I’ve never been killed so far. It’s mainly the guilds that hate each other that are killing each other, so if that’s what you’re into, you should join one of those!
In Conclusion / Server Info
If you’re dying to play the game again, I would really recommend you to just instal this version. It’s almost entirely just like the old version and many of the old people are there as well. Because of the 20×exp rate, leveling up won’t be such a pain and you will have more time for enjoying yourself.
Enjoy the game!