Good Bye HKO
The last time I was able to log on to Hello Kitty On line was August 2017. All attempts to contact Sanrio Digital to get a status on Hello Kitty Online remains unanswered; therefore, I must conclude the rumors are true that Hello Kitty Online has ended and the servers taken down.
My own adventure started with the Beta on 2008 and the Founders Beta. While Sanrio aimed the game at young female demographic, I could not help noticing the positive reviews and interest from male gamers. The game had potential to be a hit. I believe Sanrio mismanaged the distribution and promotion of Hello Kitty Online and squandered an opportunity.
With the launch of Hello Kitty Indonesia and the beta and plan launch MY/SG, I beginning to wonder about dose Aeria Games have or willing to launch the game in North America. There been no news from them, nor any activity from Sanrio Digital us Headquarters. It makes me put my money Aeria will drop the ball and back out. I would does Sanrio have any plan B or hope MY/SG has the capacity for a bunch of players form North America. Another problem is the economy in the US in the dumps; it is hard for companies to raise capital these days.
I also wonder about the Business structure of Hello Kitty MMORPG. I assume the initial developers were not a US company therefore whose serve were we using during the Beta? Could Sanrio drop Aeria and just become the first import MMORG.
Sell Aeria Buy Goot. (if Goot is smart to know the opertunitty that just dropped into their lap)