those who are relatively new to the Nexus, and were not around
for Beta, the Cataclysm may not seem like much. From older posts
and such, people give vague descriptions of what it was really
like to be there for the day of the Cataclysm. Let me your guide
Imagine a world of Nexus Beta. In the kingdom of Kugnae you
stand by the haunted house talking a friend after a hunt. That
is how I recall it.. We knew the cataclysm was coming, and we
also knew the change would be huge.
July 1, 1998
began on the 22nd of June. With Nexon taking certain items from
players at 2 am. They had announced it, but nothing could prepare
us for it. Two Beta Clans, known as the Legends of the Winds
and the Holy Dragon Order, organized giving 1000 coins to everyone,
and 1000 coins to the clans for each member they had.. The following
items met their demise :
Heavy dragon spear
Blue dragon longsword
Sun armor dress
Sun mail dress
Sun scale mail
Sun war dress
Sun war platemail
Moon armor dress
Moon mail dress
Moon war dress
Moon war platemail
Star armor dress
Star mail dress
Star scale mail
Star war dress
Star war platemail
Key to Earth
Key to Fire
Key to Heaven
Key to Mountain
Key to Pond
Key to Spirit
Key to Thunder
Key to Water
Key to Wind
of which... Will never be seen again.
All Sun, Moon, and Star Items were removed from stores. Everyone's
money was reduced to 1000 coins.
Dragons filled the kingdoms. There was no escape. People stood
strongly together. They knew their death was coming, and this
death would surely be the end. Others knew they would live on
the legacy of those who fought bravely that day. And the war
The losses were devastating.
The items weren't the loss. The friends lost. Before the cataclysm,
people gave their characters to their friends because they had
no intention of subscribing. Everyone lost friends that day.
Some of those people will remain as legends forever.
The survivors found ways of coming back to life. They invested
in items that would not be taken with the cataclysm and made
lots of money that way. Some people went and hunted bosses for
hours, restoring circulation to boss drops.
All in all, the Nexus survived, and the survivors built the
new Nexus community.