In Acclaim’s 9Dragons version, we got 3 servers at the moment. The names were not choosed at random. Just a few know, what the names of them mean, what Acclaim’s thoughts behind are (or were), and why it was choosen. Today, I will tell you, why the names of our servers are how they are.
Nirvana was the first server of Acclaim. Acclaim just had the license for the US version of 9Dragons. The license for the EU rights had at the beginning Persistent Worlds. But they gived up, and so the rights for the EU version went to Acclaim.
In the buddhism, Nirvana means the place where you are free, where you don’t have to feel any pain or hurts anymore. A place where you are, before you will be reborn. Nirvana means: End of all suffering.
Bardo was the second server of Acclaim. Bardo was the server for all EU players.
In the buddhism, Bardo means a intermediate state, between dying and reincarnation. In this state, the spirit of the deceased stray confused and scared in the world, suffering the pain of the errors he did in his life.
Asura was the third server of Acclaim, and the first PlayerKill server. Asura is an US server, and not EU.
In the buddhism, Asuras are creatures, between human and gods. The buddhism tell about 6 realms and worlds: Hell creatures, Hungry Ghosts, Animals, Humans, Asura creatures, and a part of the Divine worlds.
The word Asura is also sometimes translated as “Titans”, “demi-gods” or “disputants gods.” In other words: Asuras are “heavenly” creatures.
For Acclaim, the europeans are the necessary evil. This was always like that. Acclaim was not just one day arrogant like today. No, they were already at the very beginning like that. The european players had to face the most unfairness from Acclaim. Even if Acclaim get the most money on 9Dragons from the europeans. The server Bardo itself was a long time a testserver.
Over 1 year ago, there was a lot trouble with the login server of Bardo. It was summer then. All the veteran Bardo players may remind very well. Bardo just had the big error code -1. But every other server worked fine.
The server Bardo was also long time the worst server Acclaim had. But this was changed, short time ago, as far as I know.
If you take a look how Acclaim act, especially how Acclaim already acted, then you will see, they help americans a lot, they make events for USA, and the best things are for the americans (like the server, for example).
But europeans… Well… even if the most earning comes from the europeans (and yes, this is true), the europeans had to feel the most unfairness. I remember the old veteran ZaTaliban very well… A new VGM came to Bardo and saw him with the name “Taliban”. Instead of inform himself and to take a look what “Taliban” means, he just banned him. Because “Talibans are the enemies of America”. The word “Taliban” just means “Student”. Not more, not less.
If there will really be one day a new EU PK server… What do you think, how will the name be?
Legend – The Son of The Vagabond