News about the closure of the TH server on 머니투데이 (Money Today)

No news, but two interesting tidbits nevertheless:

“Pangya’s soaring popularity even influenced the political world. In November 2004, then-Uri Party senior vice floor leader Kim Young-chun and then-Grand National Party lawmaker Won Hee-ryong participated in the Pangya Convention and had a confrontation. This match, held in front of about 400 spectators at COEX in Samseong-dong, Seoul, was broadcast live through Ongamenet.”

"Even after the termination of Pangya service, related IP (intellectual property rights) will be held by Ntreev’s parent company, NCSoft. NC began developing ‘Pangya M’, a mobile version of Pangya, in 2020, but stopped it in 2022 and is not engaging in follow-up work. An NCSoft official said, “Nothing has currently been decided regarding the development of a sequel using the Pangya IP.” "