Au Revoir

Some of you have probably noticed why our official Facebook page has been missing. This is why:

On May 25, 2022 4:25 PM, we have received a letter from Gravity’s legal team representative, asking that we take down Zeta RO.
Their sole reason is due to the infringement of Gravity’s intellectual properties and rights.

Right after receiving their letter, I spent the next 24 hours investigating the legitimacy of the contents from the e-mail that I received.
The sender and I have also communicated through the e-mail, and I asked for any supporting documents that they can provide.
And it turns out that they really mean business.
For legal reasons, I cannot show our full conversations, but here’s a snippet of the letter:

Shortly after receiving that e-mail, our online content have been stricken with copyright infringement as well.
This made their letter more legitimate, so there’s no other way but to take this matter seriously.

Private servers never really stood a chance against these kind of cases for the obvious reasons. This is also not new to the Ragnarok Online scene.
Just recently before us, other servers have been taken down as well. It was just a matter of time before we received ours, and I expect other servers to follow given that Gravity had released a couple of new content under the Ragnarok Online trademark.
Meaning that they want to keep everyone’s focus on their games.

During one of our past streams, I have mentioned that we’ll keep this server running for as long as we have players left that still play our game. We have served you for more than a year, which is 90% longer than most private servers out there. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end; not to mention that this is a battle that we cannot realistically and financially fight.

We have been given 7 days to take down all properties that violated their rights -- so that includes our website, social media pages, and of course the game. I will store a backup of all our files and assets for safekeeping in the meantime. But for now, it is with a heavy heart that we are announcing that Zeta RO will officially be closed on June 1, 2022.

We will close the marketplace in discord and disallow all RMT transactions to prevent uninformed players from getting scammed.

I’ll still be in our Discord server to answer all your questions regarding this matter but for now and on behalf of the Zeta RO staff team, I would like to thank everyone for the last and final time.

Thank you for supporting us from the very start until this bitter-sweet ending.
Thank you for giving us a chance and for playing our game.
Thank you for all the experience that you have shared with us.

You will not be forgotten, and I hope that we would see each other again in the future.

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