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The Final Farewell to Shinki-Net’s Battle Rondo

Time to pay my final respects for Shinki-net, Battle Rondo, and Diorama Studio with this final farewell. I do apologize if I may have pulled its parting a bit too much, I did try to keep the farewells to a respectful minimum without spamming. Managed to save up quite a bit of content that needs sharing for both remembrance and nostalgia’s sake!

(Link – MySite) – Benio! Do wonder what you’re saying though, you caught me by surprise haha.

(All images and videos taken from Shinki-net’s Battle Rondo which is now extinct. This is in memory of a once awesome MMO. Video embed heavy!)

The month of November being the month of remembrance eh? We pay our respects to veterans that fought in various wars (mostly WW1, WW2, and Korean being brought up), along with this Battle Rondo and Pocky day – The Pocky Day on November 11 seems quite random.

Related Article:

– Farewell Battle Rondo & Diorama Studio – DS P7
http://ghostlysubstance.swgbex.com/Blog/?p=2597
(Contains all the past links to other BR & DS related articles.)

Anyways, Persocom invited me to participate in the final battles in Rondo’s cafe area (I just couldn’t decline!) where we fought “for-fun” battles to ease the passing of this nice game. I’ve played many, and this one just hit the right spots.

*Note: There are three different players with different Japanese characters, yet I can’t translate their names so I’ll stick them as Riiana or Unknown. Until I translate that they will be known as Riiana or unknowns.

(Link – MySite) – Hearts! The final large clusters of hearts I’ll ever see!

(Link – MySite)

(Link – MySite) – Randomness that seems to fit Sharatang’s color scheme.

(Link – MySite) – Merry Tsugu-mas!~ Close enough.

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Final Rondo Cafe Battles – Videos:

The following videos were taken within the Cafe area. These battles are basically for fun, don’t damage your ranking, and allows you to fight amongst other Busou Shinkiers’ without ruining anything. Just hang out and chat!

Time to see how many video embeds I can add.

– Sharatang vs Eukrante:

– Renge vs Mao:

– Renge vs Mizuki:

– Benio vs Tsugaru:

– Kohiru vs Xiphos:

– Renge vs Altine:

– Renge vs Wafflebunny:

(Link – MySite) – Beach ball packs quite a punch! Ouch!~

– Fubuki vs Howling:

– Howling vs Straf:

– Benio vs Merienda:

– Renge vs Asuka:

(Link – MySite) – Battle of the Foxes! Even though Fubuki is technically a Ninja-Tengu.

– Renge vs Fubuki:

– Lacamento vs Sharatang:

– Eukrante vs Tsugaru:

– Howling vs Renge:

– Tigris vs Renge:

– ??? vs Renge:

– Renge vs Renge:

Wish the final battle was more epico and that I ranked my Renge to A, but eh….Too late. Hope you liked all these videos!

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The Final Moments of Rondo & Cafe:

Both me and Persocom recorded the final farewells and conversation of the new Shinki game – Battle Communications.

(Link – MySite) – Part 1.

(Link – MySite) – P2 – Me rambling on about Battlemaster MK2 and DLC…

(Link – MySite) – P3

(Link – MySite) – The last screen before being disconnected. I pressed the button and couldn’t log back in! “Resistance is futile!” – Konami

Rondo was fun while it lasted. And I thank the Japanese community for being very kind! Your befriending of both Persocom and myself knowing Rondo will be no more was a nice gesture. Thanks for having us!

Quick Side-Note:
– English Shinki site was pulled:
http://www.konami-data.com/officialsites/BusouShinki/
(It will give you a 404 domain error. Most likely pulled once Moon Angel came out.)

Busou Shinki – Battle Communications:

For those that registered with Shinki-net would of gained an E-mail notifying players of this new mobile phone application. The e-mail would of contained the same codes and an extra one on the home-page. This looks to be what Battle Rondo is, but in a lesser form while aimed at smartphones – android and iphones. The art is chibi’fied while the concept appears to be simplified for basic mobile use.

Sadly, it looks like it will be for the Japanese locals only, I may end up lucking out on this. I have a smartphone but I fear localization errors. I would love to give it a try because I’m actually quite curious, yet disappointed with what Rondo was replaced with.

Sources:
-> http://www.busou.konami.jp/sns/
-> http://www.4gamer.net/games/104/G010481/20111031021/

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And with that, may you Rest In Peace Shinki-net! Thanks for viewing and hope you enjoyed all the Battle Rondo and Diorama Studio images and videos I shared! I shall obviously miss playing interacting with my Busou Shinki gals. Wish I could of ranked at least one of them to their max rank.

 

  • Persocom says:

    A great final farewell, with all the videos. I’m sure I have video of some of those same battles as well as my unique ones waiting to be converted and uploaded. You were right about Riiana, partially, her full name is exactly how you see in on the blog: Riiana Doon, in Japanese characters ^^ I am also a bit disappointed in what Battle Rondo is being replaced with, as I don’t own a smartphone nor will I in the near future, and I’m not sure how you could work around playing when it’s Japanese exclusive as I’m not as up on phone apps. The final night was truly a night to remember for us and it was great spending it with you, Riiana and the wonderful Japanese players that joined our room and even spoke English with us 🙂 If for some reason, you ever figure out how to get this mobile version working, please do share video with us as you have with Battle Masters and Rondo. I always love watching your videos (even non-Busou Shinki ones), so don’t feel bad for spamming something you love ^^ These pictures and videos are heartwarming and heartbreaking all the same, I’ll never forget this wonderful game.

    November 4, 2011 at 11:18 pm
  • Kamen Rider Ecchi Jowy says:

    Feel sad about that but mostly i like the vid ^Y^

    November 5, 2011 at 12:21 pm
  • Riiana Doon says:

    Thank you for helping me through my “BR Withdrawal” ;P I am definitely going to miss playing, I loved all the characters, and often called our shinki figures as “my daughters” 😛 Had a great final night playing with you and all the others!:D

    November 5, 2011 at 4:04 pm
  • ArcticKitsune says:

    @Persocom: Can only imagine how many you have untouched along with those we took from the final moments. Nice to see Mizuki ringing the fortune bell lol. And yup, but there are parts where I marked the Japanese as Riiana so I’ll have to go back and ID them. And same! It was a night to remember, and now recorded on both our blogs!

    Sure, I got more things to share so I may just upload more :).


    @Jowy: Hey, nice to see that you’re still alive! And yes, very saddening and glad you like the videos!

    @Riiana: You’re welcome. If you ever get withdrawals feel free to keep viewing our (mine, Persocom, and maybe yours, if any) of Rondo! Daughters? Fitting. They were, and still are, as any pet or family member would be. Maybe as friends even. They’re just that awesome. And same, I had a great night thanks to you guys. 🙂

    November 6, 2011 at 1:17 am
  • Ken_Works says:

    http://ghostlysubstance.swgbex.com/Blog/blogpics/November/20111030_017.jpg

    相変わらず、他の神姫とばかり・・・
    この際だから聞いておきます
    あなたにとって、私はどのような存在なのですか?

    You seem to enjoy playing with other Shinkis as usual…
    I think you need to get one thing straight.
    What do I mean to you?

    http://ghostlysubstance.swgbex.com/Blog/blogpics/November/20111030_019.jpg

    そ、そうですか・・・
    そのお言葉だけで充分です
    これからも、よろしくお願いします

    I see…
    I’m glad to hear you say that.
    I’ll be counting on you.

    November 7, 2011 at 7:41 am
  • ArcticKitsune says:

    @Ken: Thanks Ken! Wow, Benio said that? At least I made her feel welcomed 🙂

    November 7, 2011 at 12:47 pm
  • Ken_Works says:

    http://ghostlysubstance.swgbex.com/Downloads/Offsitelinking/Renge01.jpg

    われをこうも放っておくとは、
    そちもナカナカ大した度胸だのぅ・・・

    You’ve got a lot of nerves to leave me on my own for so long…

    http://ghostlysubstance.swgbex.com/Downloads/Offsitelinking/Renge02.jpg

    なに? 今日は悪戯をしてよい日なのか?
    そうか…ならばマスターに…ふふ…ふふふふふふふ・・・・
    ん? なんだやっぱり無し? つまらんのう・・・

    What? Today is the day that it’s OK to play a trick on someone?
    That’s good… So then, I’ll do it on you master…fufu…fufufufufufufu…
    Oh? Stop it? That’s no fun…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxZZW8V21NE

    Those Shinkis seem to be talking about ハロウィン Halloween and 仮装 masquerade.

    November 8, 2011 at 10:45 am
  • ArcticKitsune says:

    @Ken Awesome! Thanks again!

    – But….but….I was with you all the time XD.
    – LOL! You’re hearing things Renge. Keep pestering people :P.

    Harou~in!~. Wait?! What? Masquerade? They had a party and I wasn’t invited?

    November 10, 2011 at 7:08 pm

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