Fun fact, Rusty Hearts was the first game I ever reviewed. Sad fact, after three years the dungeon-based fantasy MMO is coming to an end on September 15th. The news broke across the game’s official site late last week, with Perfect World Entertainment thanking fans for their “loyalty, dedication, and countless hours crawling through dungeons.”

Although the official servers aren’t coming down until September, PWE has already removed the ability to download the game and current players will not be able to add additional currency to use in the cash shop. Users who’ve logged in over the past 30 days can expect to have their past 6 months’ worth of Zen purchased or transferred into Rusty Hearts refunded for use in any other titles on PWE’s Arc platform.

Were you a fan of the Hearts?

By Michael Dunaway

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  1. Galaxiess on August 16, 2014

    Kind of sad, I really liked RH, excluding the fact PWE never updated it in ages.

  2. buggy on August 14, 2014

    PWE dont do updates on other games because now they have Swordsman online so they whant to make Cash from it,that`s why they focus now on SWO because it is populated now and they will make money untill people will realise what is about PWE and leave this game too,so i`l hope Rusty Hearts to be on other company because i loved it,it has great gameplay and loved PvP of it,but as you say Cash shop is Cancer of the game.

  3. Rusty hearts on August 10, 2014

    it was such a good game.. i only stopped because of the lack of playerbase, such a shame; really enjoyed combo-ing everything to death

  4. Merkadis on August 6, 2014

    So, pwe had finished milking another game huh.

  5. Aer on August 6, 2014

    I liked certain aspects of the game. but the fact that no one wanted to do dungeons togethr killed. it was pretty much a solo player game and I didnt liek that part at all so I quit. Why are F2P players so vile and just bullies ? For this reason WoW will not did. the monthly sub , filters out shiits

  6. tytgamer on August 6, 2014

    I played it on launch, it was really funa nd the story was good. i left beucase of the infinite grinding and because PWE eventually ruined it witht he cash shop

  7. Time spender on August 6, 2014

    I wanted to try dat game…
    Good I didn’t…. Or I will waste my time for nothing…

  8. on August 6, 2014

    Good news, one generic asian shet less!

  9. DubGuySeven on August 5, 2014

    If u like the game, google is ur best friend for privat servers

  10. BOOM! on August 5, 2014

    The game was amazing. And then PWE kick in and broke the whole game…

  11. fluttermoth on August 5, 2014

    Shame. It was a good game. Based on some things I’ve read,this has nothing to do with PWE’s cash shop (which really wasn’t that awful as far as PWE cash shops go), and more to due with certain situations out of PWE’s control. I mean,yeah,fuck Perfect World but it doesn’t seem like there was much they could really do here.

    BTW,someone just informed me of an upcoming, international, private server known has as Rusty Revolution. Supposedly,it’s in closed BETA right now and will include some of the content we never got here in the NA version of the game. Haven’t checked it out yet myself,though.

  12. Urs-00 on August 5, 2014

    Again people blaming PWE’s cash shop

    first of all, the game didn’t shut down because of the cash shop, the game got empty because the dungeons were repetitive and most of the game felt more like a single player game

    second, the game shutting down has nothing to do with PWE, it has to do with lack of support from the development team… PWE doesn’t develop anything, PWRD does, and this is not a PWRD game either, this is a korean game

    hate pwe if you want, but don’t create stupid theories about it jsut to keep hating them

    • ^_^ on August 15, 2014

      If it is lack on support with the developer’s team PWE must inform at least the players and the community about the problem as well but PWE did nothing they just left the players hanging for a long time if ever the game got an update. some loyal players think that it will be revived but a 1 year no response and letting hackers do their works that PWE cannot give out (like costumes etc.) make it worse that players soon leave the game as it is. I think that PWE plan it for a long time to shutdown the game they just waiting for a proper time for it. Also, they have just announce it earlier than keep the game hanging with no updates, content etc.

  13. Kuruotastu on August 5, 2014

    People complaining about PWE as always, while im sitting here actually playing one of their games.

    Can you find something better to do than complain.


  15. BOOM! on August 5, 2014

    Give me a call when you need to put your rod in a hot steamy butt.

  16. Anon on August 5, 2014

    I’ll miss this game. Although it did have it’s problems and was…sketchy at best with it’s item shop (on one hand costumes had stats, on another they can be traded and often where sold for in-game currency..) i still loved and enjoyed this game. Not sure why, but I did. Good bye rusty hearts o/

  17. Deyirn on August 5, 2014

    ive never even tried that game

  18. zakena on August 5, 2014

    a new beginning for the game

    its a complete reboot of the game with bug fixes that the company failed to fix ..

    • Rufinus on August 5, 2014

      don’t click this link its a virus.

      • zakena on August 6, 2014

        yeah right kid ….. did you also know the earth is flat it isnt round you should check it out!

  19. hovsep on August 5, 2014

    rusty hearts din’t get shut down cuase of pwe the dev’s just din’t add any content at all research about it before you say ERMAGUR WORST PUBLISHER EVUUUUUUUUUUUR

    • PWE’s Pay2Win Method = Loss of Playerbase
      Loss of Playerbase = No Funding for Developers
      No Funding for Developers = No Updates

      That’s how I see it.

      • Michael on August 5, 2014

        The developer actually had a conflict with stolen content and using assets without permission, or at least claims. The original publisher dropped them then they spiraled into debt, I’m pretty sure they shut down, PWE actually had nothing to do with it, even if the game generated loads of cash nothing would have saved their reputation.

  20. ^^^^^^

    • The Truth on August 5, 2014

      “And nothing of value was lost…”

      That’s what your mom said when she left you at McDonalds and didn’t realize it till she got home.

      • The Truth? on August 5, 2014

        More like “Make up a random statement trying to hurt their feelings cuz my stupid piece of shit game shut down”.

        • The Truth on August 5, 2014

          Hey dude….don’t get all neck bread nerd raging on me just because your mom forgot you. I mean they asked her if she wanted to super size and she had to think so hard about that…that she forgot she left you at the booth. Get over it!

          • The Truth on September 16, 2014

            My father raped me when I was a child so now I try to anti-troll but fail at it when the worst I have is fat jokes and ‘neck beard’. Playing white knight makes me feel like a big man on the internet so I can sleep easier at night knowing I’ll never get laid because I spend time lurking on MMOBOMB instead of trying to get a piece of ass.

  21. devilr on August 5, 2014

    I dont like this game but sorry for player who love it,bye bye !

  22. Justin iZ Here on August 5, 2014

    Nexon and PWE are the cancer of F2P games. Rusty Hearts was a really good game until PWE did their usual “Our cash shop breaks the game!” and everyone left. They milk as much as they can from the game before they toss it aside after everyone gets sick of it and leaves. Not to mention PWE did not update RH in a long time, a looooong time.

    I’d play Rusty Hearts again if it got the DFO treatment with another not terrible company bringing it back.

    • Zombie studio can smd on August 5, 2014

      It has been 9 month since last update on Blacklight Retribution and another few more months to go before a update, hearing that is not a surprise at all to me.

      • Razer on August 5, 2014

        Blacklight had so much going for it but PWE just had to squander all of that. They halted all new content and patches to make the devs work on the PS4 version, despite the PC version still being in a clearly unfinished state. The PS4 version ended up being panned anyway for it’s greedy business model because the dumb f*cks left out the option for free players to buy permanent items. After that, they still didn’t add or fix anything, they just ratcheted up the GP price of everything to chase even more players away.

    • Urs-00 on August 5, 2014

      PWE and Nexon? you don’t play many f2p games do you?

      • Marvin on August 5, 2014

        Ah yes.I remember.AeriaGames.Surprised their still alive.

    • Atashi on August 6, 2014

      PWE had hiding RH from your page

  23. Mewtwo on August 5, 2014

    Eh, this game had too many bugs and flaws anyway. It didn’t seem to be updated as often, and the game was already dying.

  24. Todoran on August 5, 2014

    I hope all PWI games have same fate make F2P games FREE!

    • okofire on August 6, 2014

      Well check out then Wakfu its now complete 100% free to play. All you can pay for is costume stuff and booster and thats it.