I started playing this game five or six years ago when it was still new. Eden Eteran was pretty popular at Aeria Games during this time with relatively high population, crowded towns, a ton of new updates, events in game and on forums, GM interaction, tons of guilds, and a great community on and offline. I mean I remember during the summer when GMs would host forum events every week and even do random fun events in game randomly and give out prizes. Guilds battles were so hectic and fun even if it was an insane lag fest. Going in game there was always someone to talk to because Guilds at the time were relatively active even if they weren't one of those big shot guilds. Probably the best memories I had was when they added new dungeons in the game and being able to explore and fight these new bosses with my guild. Of course it is always challenging to get that one person to tank because everyone wants to level their new DPS class, lol.
I eventually left the game about a year later due to life but I eventually came back for awhile after they had a server merge (my poor pet got deleted...) but left again.
Fast forward from 2011 to 2018... This game is on its death knell. Not only has there not been an update in years, but the only new "content" that's being added into the game are cash grab promotions. I literally was just on the front page clicking through the news tab and all I see are a bunch of cringe worthy promotions promoting people to buy stuff in a game that's already on its last few breathes. It's really sad to even come back onto the forums to see everything completely wiped clean as the past couple of years never even happened. It's like they're deleting every trace of the game's golden era and pretending it never existed. Let's be honest, this game is NEVER getting another update again. Doesn't seem like the company cares about it anymore because it's literally just an offering plate to collect cash from it's remaining player base.
How is this game still running? Does anyone other than a Gamesage use these forums? Do GM's come here at all? Like...I get it, it's inevitable, MMORPGS die. But It's really sad to see what this game has turned this game into. It's like having your best friend having to rest of their life in a coma on life support. They're basically gone already, just like this game, but the question is whether you keep it running or just pull the plug to end it already. This game is basically living in a coma and it's really sad to see no one willing to pull the plug on a game that has already died.