A malevolent force shrouds the land and monsters terrorize the last bastions of humanity. All seems lost and yet one hope remains: you. Take control of a mighty mercenary and leap into the heart of one of the most action-packed MMORPG experiences available.
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Release Date: Jun 22, 2012

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"A HACK & SLASH MMO from our friends in Asia, incredibly fun but gets repetive. Also it is very Anime and the plot is abysmal but it is very fun."

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June 18

Season 3 - Episode 0 Update

Season 3 has finally arrived with the Episode 0 Prologue! A new story has begun, centering on a mystery that will unveil an entirely new set of horrors for the heroes of Colhen and Rocheste...

Season 3 Prologue: Rocheste by Sea

The war against the Formors appears to be in its last days, and the warriors of Colhen and Rocheste are gearing up for an epic battle that could change the future of the realm. Players that are at least Level 75 and have completed Season 2, Episode 4 will be able to begin the new season at the Crimson Blade Headquarters in Colhen, but will take you back to Rocheste to face off against a true monster of the depths that's climbed to the highest point in the city: Muir.

No armor but his scales, no weapons beyond his own body, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the twenty ton monster would be easy prey. And you would be very wrong, and soon very dead. He's not just strong enough to tear you to pieces, but he's fast too, more than able to pummel you senseless even as you try to get some distance.

But Muir's only the more visible foe in the battle. The other one? Gravity. Muir's powers include the ability to send everyone around him flying, and there's not many skills that can help you survive a hundred meter plummet to the very hard ground below. But then again, turnabout is fair play...

There's no room to run, no room to hide. So remember to hang on with all you've got and hit him hard right back!

Hot Springs

The newest and best way to prepare for battle has opened up shop! The Hot Springs allow you to give yourself an edge in the battles to come, as well as your allies, long as you don't mind showing some skin.

Just go into the Hot Springs and use a Bath Soap there to enchant the Hot Springs. For the next half hour, anyone and everyone that soaks in the Hot Springs for 30 seconds will receive a 60-120 minute boost to their stats, depending on the soap used.

You can purchase Bath Soaps from the nearby Royal Army Recruits in both Colhen and Rocheste, ranging from Basic Bath Soaps costing 5,000 Gold, and the more powerful Fine Bath Soaps costing 1,000,000 Gold for a much greater effect.

You can see who donated the Bath Soap for the channel to benefit from, so feel free to thank them for the boost, maybe share some food with your new friends and enjoy the boost before you head back into the battlefield!

Rose Bath Soap
  • Effect: +100 ATT, +100 M. ATT for 90 min.
  • Price: 5,000 Gold

Matcha Bath Soap
  • Effect: +100 DEF for 90 min.
  • Price: 5,000 Gold

Honey Bath Soap
  • Effect: +200 HP, +10 Max STA, +2 SP/10s for 90 min.
  • Price: 5,000 Gold

Fine Rose Bath Soap
  • Effect: +700 ATT, +700 M. ATT for 90 min.
  • Price: 1,000,000 Gold

Fine Matcha Bath Soap
  • Effect: +700 DEF for 90 min.
  • Price: 1,000,000 Gold

Fine Honey Bath Soap
  • Effect: +500 HP, +30 Max STA, +3 SP/10s for 90 min.
  • Price: 1,000,000 Gold

  • Can only have up to 3 Bath Soap buffs at a time, only one of each type.
  • Premium Bath Soaps override all other Bath Soaps
VIP and VVIP Improvements

We've taken a long, long look at our VIP and VVIP Service items and found them wanting. Your NX is always important to us, and so we're improving these premium services to make them a far, far better deal for everyone! Not only have we slashed the prices and added in 2 and 7 day durations, but we've also improved the effects of VIP Status!

The classic VIP Service remains a great deal for all of our players. In addition to the current VIP benefits of a stat boost, bonus EXP and an additional run on all raids, the regular VIP will also give your character a +50% AP Bonus for the full duration and a now guaranteed bonus Evil Core from the final boss, helping get your abilities up to full power in no time flat with the gear you need!

But the big bonus is to the VVIP service. Across all the characters on your account, you still get the stat boost, the 50% XP Bonus, an extra Raid run and three three Goddess Graces, but there's a few more bonuses too! The 20x Merc Recover Potions are now Merc Recover Potion Pluses, you'll get +50% AP from Battle Quests, and instead of an emergency Goddess Grace a day, you'll get an additional Goddess Grace every hour if you run out of the three daily Graces!

And remember, prices on both the VIP and VVIP have dropped, with shorter and more convenient durations to boot, so become a VIP and get a leg up on the big blue beast!

VIP Service Improvements
  • +50% Battle AP Rewards
  • Guaranteed bonus Evil Core loot from mission final bosses

VIP Prices
  • 2 Days: 990 NX
  • 7 Days: 2,900 NX
  • 30 Days: 7,900 NX (Down from 9,000 NX, a 12% discount!)

VVIP Service Improvements
  • +50% Battle AP Rewards
  • Guaranteed bonus Evil Core loot from mission final bosses
  • 20x Merc Recover Potion Plus per day
    Up from 20x Merc Recovery Potion per day
  • Bonus +1 Goddess Grace per hour after using the 3 Daily Goddess Graces
    Up from 1x Emergency Goddess Grace/day

VVIP Prices
  • 2 Days: 1,900 NX
  • 7 Days: 4,900 NX
  • 30 Days: 14,900 NX (Down from 19,800 NX, a 25% discount!)

  • Buy one Get One on both VIP and VVIP in the Lawbringer Sales!
  • Service improvements applies to all VIP and VVIP, including aleady owned and active ones.
  • Bonus Goddess grace with VVIP is capped at one. If used, it will replenish with the next hour, but if unused will not stack with others.

Bug Fixes and Other Changes
  • Treasure Hunt Attendance Event will now award the correct version of the Golden Treasure Chest Key
  • Fixed an issue where Lann and Vella intermittently not dodging in specific frames
  • Fixed an issue where the Heat Gauge went up even when Hurk blocked Enzo's attacks with Impenetrable
  • Evie's Meteor Smash
    • Fixed an issue where Meteor Smash would auto-target dead enemies.
    • Meteor Smash will now properly destroy destructible objects.
  • Corrected character restriction text on the Black Wolf Pet Package
  • Removed buff from bonfires
Known Issues:
  • VIP/VVIP buff description still mentions "A chance for additional boss loot"
  • Clipping issues with Sheriff Outfit with some inners

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Update Notes

It has been a lengthy campaign against the Fomors. We’ve had our great victories but we’ve also experienced grave losses. After years of battle, warriors have become fatigued and lost sight of what they were fighting for. Unfortunately for the ones still standing, there is more blood to be shed and many are frightened to see what lies ahead. The battered and bruised don’t know if they’ll survive this long journey…until now.

About This Game

A malevolent force shrouds the land and monsters terrorize the last bastions of humanity. All seems lost and yet one hope remains: you.

Take control of a mighty mercenary and leap into the heart of one of the most action-packed MMORPG experiences available. Master the art of combat as you utilize brutal combos, devastating magic and the environment itself to wreak destruction on your foes.

This is unlike any MMORPG you've experienced before. This is Vindictus.

Key features:

  • Brutal Combat – Experience a complex and fast-paced combat system that raises the bar for the MMO genre. There are dozens of combos to learn and spells to cast, and mastering them is the key to survival.
  • Avatar of War – Choose from eight distinct characters, including hulking behemoth Karok and exiled princess Lynn. Each has their own set of skills, exclusive armor and a unique personality. Learn their strengths and weaknesses to conquer your foes.
  • Forged in Blood – The monsters of Vindictus are some of the most fearsome you will ever face, so massive they blot out the sun. The greater the beast, the tougher the challenge, and the greater the rewards.
  • Brothers in Arms – Some horrors are too terrible to be faced alone. Team up with friends, form a clan, and take on Vindictus’ mighty raid bosses. Coordination is key, and only the strongest will survive…
  • Visual Assault – With higher fidelity than nearly every other MMO on the market, Vindictus boasts highly-detailed characters and monsters, explosive particle effects and massive battle arenas.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 10+ GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® 7600
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: 16 bit sound card
    • Supported Regions:
    • United States
    • Australia
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • OS: Windows 7 64 bit or higher
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 540, ® Phenom™ II X4
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 10+ GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 250, ATI Radeon™ HD 4850
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: 16 bit sound card
    • Supported Regions:
    • United States
    • Australia
    • Canada
    • Mexico
Helpful customer reviews
180 of 233 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
610.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
I was a player on West server that has now quit the game entirely. I have experienced the game from 1-80, and currently have a level 80 character, as long as 60-70 for most other characters. So all of what I have to say is from experience.

Combat is engaging and skillbased.
Engine can be funny at times.

Nexon is a terrible company.
The community is full of trolls and elitists.
Economy fluctuates rapidly without rhyme or reason.
Unbalanced classes.
Early-Endgame is intimidating and unrewarding.
Progression becomes incredibly difficult.

Vindictus by definition is a Korean-made Hack 'n' Slash action game, with a choice of 8 current character classes (one upcoming) that each mostly fill a niche in the game as it stands. Storywise? The game is lacking. It's apparent that the voice acting in cutscenes are terribly synced, with zero enthusiasm whatsoever. Not to mention, it barely makes sense, it's tough to relate to any of the characters, and questing/story has devolved into a way to level up faster. As far as mechanics go, the game is amazing. Early on, the game guides you along in combat, but hits a wall in skill requirement once you begin to transition into endgame (Level 60-80). This leads to a challenging, engaging experience, as you require quite a bit of skill, and knowledge of both your character and the boss in order to succeed. Example being the solo videos out there on YouTube, which are quite impressive. Vindictus currently runs on source engine, the physics can be wonky at some times, however. With such things as clipping, or bulging polygons extending throughout the map, or a monster getting launched into space for no reason whatsoever. These can lead to much hilarity. The problems in Vindictus however, are too large for me to be able to enjoy this game anymore.

First off, let's talk about your experience from beginning to end. So you start up Vindictus. 8 characters to choose from, how exciting! Can you change their genders? Though this is something that is common in most MMOs, no. Can I change my appearance? Your options in the beginning are very limited, if you want to change up the look of your character, expect to pay $20 or more on just that. Now let's discuss the balancing of the characters, and the roles they play in Vindictus. Though this topic is very short-lived. The balancing of the game is handled very haphazardly. Currently, Hurk and Kai hold the position of godtier within the game. Where everyone else is disregarded. So if you're looking for stats, choose those two. So you've chosen your character! Time to get into the game! But wait, why don't I have any money? Well, that's because Nexon decided it would be a great idea to gut the early game by preventing gold gains from 1-25. Why? To combat botters. This is concerning however, because the earliest parts of a game are usually the most important to ensure people stay around. Surely the game will pick up right? Correct, the game does end up picking up once you are able to make some money, and have gained a general bit of knowledge about your character. Sadly, this is also when Vindictus transitions into a grindfest. Your experience at this point will consist of rushing through the "storyline", leveling up with barely any money, until you finally hit a brick-wall -- endgame. Endgame in Vindictus is atrocious. If you're not willing to expend any real currency within the level 60-80 range, don't expect to be progressing at all, unless you're incredibly lucky with drops. This is where players frequently quit, if they haven't already in the beginning. As the game becomes frustrating and unrewarding as it attempts to milk you of your money. Upgrades are incredibly hard to come by, and risks can leave you with absolutely nothing. Only the longterm players have stuck around at this point, when the game becomes a social hub for them.

The community itself is terrible. New players on the nexon forums are frequently driven away when attempting to ask questions. Which in itself is filled with trolls, and sarcastic elitists. Don't even get me started on the ingame community. Where if you don't meet the standards of the host, you can be kicked out without hesitation. So yes, the game itself is also filled with elitist jerks. Though it's to be expected out of any game, I have not seen any community similar to Vindictus in this aspect.

Now, let's talk about Nexon. Nexon is notorious for treating its players terribly. Send in a ticket? We'll answer with an automated message then get back to you after a few months. Concern about bugs and patches? There's a chance we'll even consider reading about your concerns, and if we do, it's likely we'll do nothing about it. However, here's a poorly designed event to hopefully make you forget about all of these problems. Updates? Maybe we'll release a bit of content after half a year, of course we won't tell you anything about it. Over my time with Nexon products, I'm ashamed I've stuck around with their games for so long. If Vindictus were to be handed over to another corporation, I'd gladly come back, but the way that Nexon is handling Vindictus is slowly killing the game.

TL;DR Vindictus is slowly dying. Fun for a while, but then you hit a brick wall.
i copyed AkaGengix comment because is 100% true
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171 of 231 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Disclaimer: The game is good, everything else sucks a big floppy donkey ♥♥♥♥. My main account and the account attached to my steam are TWO different accounts, that's why I have such a small amount of hours, regardless I have put in hundreds trying to enjoy the game with each of their characters. I reached max level and end-game on my other account and it was painful but even enjoyable.
I do not recommend this game because you will experience headache server issues and lack of help from their customer support.

Nexon won't help you ever. Don't expect help, expect NOTHING but unstable gameplay. Their customer support is either A: Talking to a brick wall or B: Talking to an automated bot that replies with a generic apology. Nexon and Rockstar and hand-in-hand in ♥♥♥♥♥♥ customer support.

I've played this game closed beta. I played the open beta. I didn't always stick around but I came back to try new characters or to just get back into the game again. I've put in many many hours. I downloaded it from steam to keep the game updated, and boy am I glad I haven't spent any money on them because regardless of the issue they will refuse to help you no matter how small the problem. Nexon America will screw you over time and time again. I can go into my ticket history and not one single problem was resolved. They should just close the ticket website (Which is down anyways at this time) and just tell you out right that you will not get the help you want. I love this game, but with any game comes problems, and boy have I had problems. Some for example small ones where I didn't get an event item for logging in, and I understand they can't help there. Other times I have lost millions of gold in items just because their mail system didn't work this one time. I had an item from when I made an Arisha that I sent to my Evie through mail. I bought the item because it was a great quality item and it cost me 10million. For some that's not a lot but for me its hours and hours and HOURS of gameplay to get the items to make that much money.

Before in the past since 2006 I have had countless problems with them and each time I sent a ticket I have been helped 0 times. Zero times have they helped rather each and every time they tell me they have reviewed my problem and they "Can not help me with "Enter problem here" and we apologize for the inconvenience." I wouldn't give a flying F**K if they would use their adequate logs to assist me in retrieving the mail lost in cyber space. No this hasn't happened in just one game but all of them. I can list 20 tickets at least where I have unresolved problems, just an apology. They refuse to help and I don't know why I expect them to. If you can accept the fact you will spend time and that spent time will disappear on command (Nexon is incredibly notorious for things going horribly wrong especially during events and updates) then enjoy the game and expect absolutely no help from them.

It's like a good game, but it's glitchy as f**k in alpha and there is no customer support, rather an apology center where they finger their ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s. Not to mention everyone is always complaining of ♥♥♥♥♥♥ servers because they can't host a game worth ♥♥♥♥. It can take months to get a reply for example being banned it took them almost two months to reply and still didn't resolve the problem. I even forgot about the ticket until I received an email for it and probably only because it was neglected for so long was an automated bot triggered to send an apology as if they actually reviewed the rusted ticket. By then he quit the game completely considering he was banned for botting... (This was a friends account who never again played). Expect no help and expect to get disconnected at ANY TIME ANYWHERE.

--TL;DR version 2--
It's like buying a really nice car with no insurance. It's such a good car you spent your money(time) on. You will spend a ton of money(time) on this and it only gets better as it goes on. However if anything goes wrong whether or not its your fault, too bad so sad. If you want the problem solved you will have to spend your own money(time) to get it back to normal.
I forgot to mention the gas pedal likes to stop for no reason sometimes and it takes a bum off of the street five to ten tries to get it fixed. This tends to happen a lot during a nice ride down the highway when you are going to an important business meeting.

Copy pasted responses from tickets I submitted:

"We appreciate your patience and do sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. After carefully reviewing our logs..."

"We have reviewed the situation and unfortunately, we will not be able to assist with the recovery of this mail. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience."

"Thank you for contacting Nexon America Customer Support. I'm...
...Thank you again for your continued patience and please remember to check your mailbox periodically throughout the week.

Thank you

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95 of 118 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
875.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Took my money and blocked my account until everything expired, then refuse to refund, so there's that
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82 of 100 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
713.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
The game itself is fun.

But the servers have been extremely unstable for the past month; constant dcs, raids not giving loot, stuff like that. And Nexon tends to be bad at running games well anyway.

I don't know how Nexon keeps getting good games, then running them so poorly.
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77 of 101 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
I played Vindictus during the lvl 60 cap, got to lvl 58 then my account got hacked,
all valuables stripped. Should have been a no problem since NEXON would help right?
♥♥♥♥ing wrong, NEXON didn't do ♥♥♥♥. I submited 2 tickets and kept track for 2 ♥♥♥♥ing
years checking every week, I had a ♥♥♥♥ing calender to mark when to check.

♥♥♥♥ this game and ♥♥♥♥ NEXON. -∞/10
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