The transfer of Atlantica Online from Nexon to VALOFE Global Ltd.

Original Blog Source: ArcanicVoid.org

August 26th, 2016

First off, the average expectation when a company/publisher takes all rights of a product from another publisher, is that they themselves expect some sort of return. Whether it’s profit, a community, or a reputation. In many cases, alot of players agree that Atlantica Online’s battle system is unique, but unique won’t always get the publisher the money they want, which is why Nexon finally dropped it [it is to be noted they held the game for eight years]. VALOFE seems like a smaller company interested resurrecting Atlantica Online, but only time will tell.

VALOFE Phillippines [formerly Ndoors Phillippines (NDP)] is a former subsection/partner of Nexon, that became VALOFE Global Limited around eight years ago. They specialize in alot of smaller, mobile games, so it would be odd that they would take AO; however, they have owned other online games similar to AO, so it’s not completely out of their scope. Some people have rumored that they want to apply AO into tablets & mobile devices, which would mean a complete overhaul of the AO client…

Many Atlantica Online players think VALOFE is the same Ndoors that was the former “developer” of the game. VALOFE is not; Ndoors as a developer is currently affiliated with Nexon, and the development rights for Ndoors will stay, while VALOFE will inherit Nexon’s publishing rights. VALOFE has NA and EU sections that will be taking the responsibility of handling the NA/EU AO’s. The Korean AO has received conflicting information that should not be connected to the international side, so don’t confuse the two.

Basic Info on VALOFE:

  • 2 game development studios in Seoul, Korea and Shanghai, China.
  • Network locations: Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai (China), Tokyo (Japan), Seoul (Korea), Taiwan, Thailand, and Manila Philippines with more than 130 employees.
  • Possess “Regional Publishing Expertise” in China, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Global gaming market.
  • Publisher of several online game titles in China, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Global market with more than 4 million loyal gaming customers.
Claims a promise of upholding Atlantica Online for ten years

The process has been slow; this is what came in July from VALOFE:

And some more info as of August 18th:

September 29th, 2016

Guess what! VALOFE NA has finally announced the port date, and more information to go along with that. As if the wait wasn’t long enough, now we will want to be patient for 3 more months, and prepare for the transfer to VALOFE’s servers. If anyone was wondering, the account sign up with VALOFE is also in this new announcement, so sign up today, and reserve your VALOFE account for the port. For the EU players, there’s also an announcement on the “Atlantica Online EU” page, so you haven’t been forgotten either. As far as I understand how this will go, anyone that intends to keep playing Atlantica Online will want to register their VALOFE account within these three months so that they will not have a risk of losing their data. So to all of you who have been waiting, playing other games in the meantime, October 5th, 10:00 AM CEST is the moment to take action [or during these three months if you feel like procrastinating].

Official VALOFE Announcement:

Official “VALOFE NA” Facebook post:

📣 📣 📣 Announcement! 📣 📣 📣
 Greetings Atlantians!
The wait is over! And the schedule of the Service transfer is now here! Spread the news to your friends, guildies and nation-mates and secure your accounts on the following dates!
Pre -Service Transfer Campaign:
 — 10/5/2016 (10:00 AM CEST) until 1/5/2017 (9:59AM CEST)Start of Atlantica VALOFE Service:
 — 1/6/2017 After service transfer maintenance.More information will be posted from time to time here in our AO FB pages and teaser Site so don’t forget to stop by and check! ❤
Sign-up here: 
 https://sign.valofe.com/Auth/SignUp…
French Announcement:
 https://www.facebook.com/AtlanticaOnlineEU/
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Have a great day and happy hunting!
 VALOFE Operations Team

October 5th, 2016

Alright, so now that we can share [transfer not really being the best wording] our character data to VALOFE, there may be a few minor issues you may run into… Like the possibility of already having an original Ndoors / VALOFE account, or you might accidentally transfer the wrong account to the wrong VALOFE ID. I’d just recommend taking things slowly; and if you have multiple accounts, repeat the steps over and over again. It was simple and painless for me, and I hope it will be just as easy for the rest of you guys, especially those not entirely fluent in english/german/french. And REMEMBER, we only have three months to sign up and “transfer” our accounts over to VALOFE; once that time is up, no one, not even older players that went inactive will be able to transfer their accounts!

When you get this image: refresh the page after several seconds or a few minutes. If it takes longer than ten minutes, I would recommend contacting VALOFE customer support.

Official “VALOFE NA” Facebook post:

📣 📣 📣 Announcement! 📣 📣 📣
 Greetings Atlantians of the World!
You can now start securing and transferring your Account data, because the
 ‘Service Transfer Agreement’ page is now live!
Kindly follow this link (EU): http://at.valofe.eu/transfer
 Kindly follow this link (NA): http://at.valofe.com/transfer
The steps are simple!
1. Go to the transfer page.
 2. Press ‘Yes, I agree’.
 3. Login your VALOFE Account.
 4. Login your Nexon Account.
 5. Account data, transferred and secured!
For 2 or more account transfers,
1. Go to the transfer page.
 2. Go to ‘Check my transfer’ page.
 3. Log-out your VALOFE Account.
 4. Log-out your Nexon Account.
 5. Go to the transfer page.
 6. Press ‘Yes, I agree’.
 7. Login your VALOFE Account.
 8. Login your Nexon Account.
 9. Account data, transferred and secured!
Now you can still continue playing Atlantica Online Nexon until the service ends until Atlantica Online VALOFE starts its service!
The Service transfer campaign will run for 3 months so spread the word, secure your accounts and start your adventure with us VALOFE!
More information will be posted from time to time here in our AO FB pages and teaser Site so don’t forget to stop by and check! ❤
Sign-up here: 
 https://sign.valofe.com/
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Got questions for us? Kindly contact us through our site!
Atlantica EU http://at.valofe.eu/
 Atlantica NA http://at.valofe.com/
Have a great day and happy hunting!
 VALOFE Operations Team

October 6th, 2016

So GM GalaxyEyes has given us another treat; to go along with the recent Transfer announcement, and on top of the former 1.5k and 2k “Likes” attempts, the third attempt, requesting 1k “Likes” out of it’s players has succeeded. AND not only did that post recieve the goal it wanted, the previous 2k “Likes” post has also achieved it’s goal! So on the bright side of the recent chaotic transfer process, we’ve at least got some nice rewards coming for us when we arrive into VALOFE’s servers on January 6th of 2017.

The rewards so far will be:

  1. Four Platinum Boxes [from the 1k “Likes” event]
  2. One Teleport License (7 Days) [from the 1k “Likes” event]
  3. 50 Atlas Ores [from the 1k “Likes” event]
  4. Five more Platinum Boxes [from the 2k “Likes” event]
  5. Five MORE Platinum Boxes [as a “compensation” per GM GalaxyEyes]

Official “VALOFE NA” Facebook post:

Greetings, Atlantians!
Since the service transfer have been announced, we would like to thank everyone for your patience and understanding! As a token of appreciation we will be giving the rewards below if this post reaches 1000 Likes! ;)
4 Platinum Box
 1 Teleport License (7Days)
 50 Atlas Ore.
[Disclaimer and Notice of Warning]
- By joining this event and becoming a participant signified that you automatically agreed to all our terms and conditions.
- The decision of the GM is final and indisputable and we have the right to change any part of the mechanics including the prizes as we deem fit without prior notice.
Regards,
 ~GM GalaxyEyes

My original source on VALOFE Global Ltd here:

JobStreet.com

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Nexon Closure Announcements:

Nexon EU Announcement

Nexon NA Announcement

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Other Sources/News Feeds:

MMOBomb.com

MMORPG.com

MMOSite.com

MMOs.com