|Publisher||Ontang / Gtube/ BMSoft|
|Current license ownership||Naon Tech|
|Server Country||South Korea|
|Common server IP||n/a|
|Last published version||Xiones (Ontang) 1.0.1.00|
Xiones (시오니스) was a Ferentus clone developed by Ontang/BMSoft/Gtube from late 2006-early 2008. The game was entirely in Korean, though some die-hard players have made patches to translate some aspects of the game into English. The game used Version 3, which had an incomplete map, and a number of quests to perform. The maximum level cap was 65, though mob bosses were seen as high as 75.
Restrictions and Eventual Demise
The game was only available to citizens of South Korea, though one could access the website and register for an account if they knew Korean. Restrictions were later laid down, blocking the website from anyone using a foreign IP, thus making it virtually impossible to register for an account, or even start the game. However, the game execution problem was bypassed simply by adding -ontang1234 to the Xiones shortcut properties.
The game with all its service (website etc.) shut down on 8. August 2008 with little to no announcement.
No U Return?
Website & Domain activities
The website (running under Gtube) was the official portal to the game.
The official website(s) of this game turned down some days/weeks right after the publisher shut down the game server on 8th August 2008.
Current owner of http://www.ferentus.com is a man named Kim Arild who bought the domain January 2011 with hope "to make a forum where the Ferentus/Xiones and Herrcot community can gather, and exchange info." Currently he's hosting a forum running vBulletin.
Herrcot.com is for public sale right now, $500 starting bid, Auction ending 15. jan. 2013 Im not gonna offer that, I`ll wait and see what happens after the auction runs out, and contact the seller again.