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Posted: Feb 24th 2010 8:11PM Krelian said

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Little former/latter fail there, Eliot :P

Posted: Feb 24th 2010 8:48PM (Unverified) said

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That confused me too. I'm like "Blizzard does have several successful games, but you really do need to mention what NCsoft makes, because I really can't remember for the life of me." Then I realized that maybe the former/latter got switched around. That makes more sense.

That and your headline makes it sound an awful lot like Blizzard is merging with NCsoft, until I read over the article a few more times.
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Posted: Feb 24th 2010 9:13PM (Unverified) said

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Holey Moley!!!! How did that get through!

Edit! Edit! Edit!
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Posted: Feb 25th 2010 6:17PM Angelworks said

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I dunno - a version of Lineage 2 minus the awful grind, with quest based progression and good end game would rock.

The player faction/PVP system in L2 was awesome.
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Posted: Feb 24th 2010 8:33PM SirFenwick said

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Looks like a pretty awesome game.

Posted: Feb 24th 2010 8:58PM (Unverified) said

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This game looks pretty damn good but, it has a faint whif of Aion about it for me at the moment. By which i mean Korean and grind heavy.

I personally love the Asian style of games but dont have the time, or want, to grind towards no end game or an instance that needs even more grind. Having said that if the people from the above mentioned studios can pull of a good lauch/beta ill will for one be there and give it a damn good go.

Those visuals look awsome.

Please dont let me down again MMO devs :)

Posted: Feb 24th 2010 8:58PM Unshra said

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Things to note, Bluehole Studios (the developers of Tera Online) are lost the lawsuit placed by NCsoft for using their intelectual property for Lineage 3 in Tera. So far Bluehole Studios has lost the first and second trial resulting in them having to pay 2 billion won (about $1.7m US), as well the former directory of Lineage 3 and current Chief Director of TERA was sentenced a fix term of one and a half years in prison.

You can read up about it on mmosite.com: http://news.mmosite.com/content/2010-01-29/2_billion_wons_tera_developers_are_condemned_for_plagiarizing_lineage_3_source_code.shtml

Don't know what this means for TERA but I will say that is one of the MMOs I am looking forward to dispite its history.

Posted: Feb 24th 2010 9:08PM (Unverified) said

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I would argue with you that this company is not worth watching at all, not if their first project is yet another cartoonish asian grind-fest WoW clone. Seriously, if the developers are 'all that', perhaps we could see, gasp, a NEW MMO concept. Looking at their website I see the requisite cartoon like characters typical of asian games, standard wizard, priest, archer, blah blah blah classes, a story of how the eeeeeevil overlords are terrorizing the world and need to be battled, and the requisite scantily clad females (upon which no expense has been spared in terms of realism, especially in the breast area). Sigh

Seriously, this incessant fixation that the MMO industry has with releasing ever more pitiful WoW clones is seriously getting annoying. When you look at how few games concepts are actually original and decent, it's not really a shock when you see the incredible emptiness of the MMO market now (should I just call it the WoW-clone market?)

Seriously developers, get a clue, get a real idea, and amaze your audience. As much as I despise EvE, I will certainly give them props for bucking the trend and sticking to their guns. They made a game with substantial differences from what is apparently universally viewed by game companies as "The only concept for an MMO game". Fallen Earth I haven't played, but at least it looks slightly different. Maybe we'll get lucky and discover that Star Wars is going to have some originality to it as well, instead of it just being "WoW in space".

Posted: Feb 24th 2010 10:05PM alucard3000 said

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simple solution for you= if you dont like them dont play them find something you do like and play it there problem solved.
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Posted: Apr 13th 2010 4:43PM (Unverified) said

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Mechanically Tera is pretty soundly different from the current crop of MMO's. Having played around on it for a while at GDC I am really looking forward to seeing what it's going to be like when flushed out and group/raid dynamics are sorted out.
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Posted: Feb 24th 2010 9:08PM Wisdomandlore said

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The game actually looks pretty interesting. Kind of like Aion with soul. Outstanding graphics and combat looks like a step up from the usual WoW-hotkey cycle. One to keep an eye on.

Only the Asians let you be busty, half-naked women and dangerous Panda bears in the same game.

Posted: Feb 24th 2010 9:16PM (Unverified) said

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I've been keeping an eye for awhile and subscribed to TERA's newsletter. When it comes out I hope its stunning visuals exceed(or are at least equivalent but with better spell graphics, maybe not to the extreme of warhammer) to those of Age of Conan and doesnt drag itself resembling any other graphics.

The game is looking good imo... and seems to aim for a rather darkfall approach to combat. It promises to be next-gen, hopefully it doesnt cower into tweeking its graphics to satisfy its finances. 'Cause... then i wont have a reason to upgrade my pc =(.

Posted: Feb 24th 2010 9:57PM Valdur said

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I have been keeping an eye on TERA for quite some time and think that the game is very promising.Concerning the WoWclone comment,I do find TERA combat to be more engaging than WoW,no auto targeting,collision detection.

Lets hope the game is not a grindfest like Aion .

Posted: Feb 24th 2010 10:09PM alucard3000 said

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maybe someone can convince them to bring Kingdom Under Fire 2 and Continent of the Ninth to the western market too! =)

Posted: Feb 24th 2010 11:40PM Valentina said

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Personally, I think the game looks AWESOME! The lawsuit they lost didn't cost them much considering they just got a 25 million dollar investment a couple months ago, and already had something like 40 million dollars in investments to begin with. 1.7 million dollars is like lunch money. lol.

Also, if you read the whole story on the situation, I don't really blame the founders of Bluehole for having taken the source code. It was the former Lineage 3 source code, but the thing is NCsoft had scrapped it before it was stolen, and down the drain went 4 years of work and time in those peoples lives. NCsoft rebooted development of Lineage 3 in January of 2008.

Posted: Feb 25th 2010 2:14AM (Unverified) said

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Lots of job openings there. Notably PR director:
https://bluehole.catchthebest.com/apply/f40b

No where does it state "Required to monitor forum static for nerdrage that can possibly destroy a game in beta." Translated to PR speak: "Research, indentify and monitor key publics"

Posted: Feb 25th 2010 3:42AM Russell Clarke said

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Hamsters in armour. Beats wings? Meh.

Posted: Feb 25th 2010 1:42PM ZenJitsu said

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Posted: Feb 25th 2010 4:20AM Dumac said

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I was hoping it would be a f2p game... You cant slap a subscription to just anything. Lets hope it turns out good enough to be worth a sub.

Posted: Feb 25th 2010 6:46AM Snichy said

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I too have been keeping an eye on this game and am glad Massively will be covering it as it does look awesome, with combat looking like it will be more immersive than most RPG's.

Only time will tell whether it turns out to be a grindfest or has other silly ideas that let it down but I am praying it will be a great PvE game that can stand side by side with WoW (dont think any game will beat it!) - I thought the same about Aion before I played it and was disappointed (not least that it was more PvP based) but fingers tentatively crossed I wont be disappointed again!

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