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Posted: Aug 13th 2010 1:21AM Bhima said

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In the age of DSL, cable and Fiber... we still get only screenshots for this game. The PR people for En Masse need to be shot. We are a YouTube generation now, give us the video previews!

Posted: Aug 13th 2010 8:47AM Somnicide said

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Funny you say that, because there are at least a hundred youtube videos of tera. On top of the recent new skill preview they've released....that massively still hasnt reported on.

Besides that, En Masse already said they arent actively trying to hype the game. They understand what hype did to aion, and instead are playing it low profile until betas roll around.
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Posted: Aug 13th 2010 2:56AM Dranaerys said

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Another day another meaningless TERA tidbit that yet again makes be a little bit more tired of a game I initially was looking forward to. The guys at En MAsse should learn from the Guys at Arena Net, who only release new info one every few weeks, instead of this "a paragraph a day" business.

The key to good marketing, is leave your potential customer wanting more. Every time new info comes out of GW2, I am left wanting more info, more clips... but know after each nugget we get, Ill have to wait at least another month for more info.

With TERA its liek.. ugh, yesterday its about Castanic lore, today about transport systems, tomorrow what, the cooking professon? /careface. And yes, less screnshots and more devlogs/clips please.

Posted: Aug 13th 2010 3:42AM (Unverified) said

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Well you're also a GW homer for one. This is a Korean game that will be out there before here in the US/EU. So it's like getting 2x the info thrown at you. If you are truly interested in the game then you welcome everything they talk about. No one is forcing you to read all the topics about Tera either, but yet you still click on it. Also the info was picked up from community members like you and me on forums that translated it from the Koreans and now it's a big deal to many who love the game. Just wait until STWOR and GW2 get closer to release date there will be tons and tons of new topics each day. Some may get tired of it and some may keep on wanting more. Welcome to journalism where the dead horse never stops getting beat.
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Posted: Aug 13th 2010 8:42AM Somnicide said

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Two things wrong with your post.

1. This isnt news by En Masse. This is discussion material from the korean side of the fence that massively decided to throw up here for some reason that is beyond me. Instead of releasing any of the new skills that en masse/bluehole showcased and have been showcasing for the past two weeks or the interviews, they throw this stuff up?

2. There hasnt really been any new news on the game recently, since they are preparing for gamescom and PAX. It's also pretty far from release. Being supplemented with lore in the meantime is fine with me, but i still dont understand why this even deserves an article.

So I'm not sure why you are blaming en masse for this, when it's really more massively.
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Posted: Aug 13th 2010 7:55AM Morioch said

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Relax there, Follisimo. Dranaerys didn't say that Massively shouldn't post information about TERA. The criticism was leveled against En Masse for their marketing tactics focused on a heavy stream of lore and eye candy. An opinion was expressed: less info reveals, but when any such reveal should be focused on gameplay and features. It's called an opinion.

The "no one forced you" comment is nonsense. We come here to read about games and the comment section - is for comments. Using that logic, no one forced you to read or reply to comments you don't like about TERA, yet you still feel compelled to click reply.

I would venture to say that no one can really love this game. Many love the "idea in their head of what they think the game will be". That applies to any unreleased game that we haven't played.

With respect to Guild Wars 2, very specific information has been revealed coupled with the developers track record. The same can be said, more or less, for STWOR. Therefore, you can say that those games will be good or bad with greater probability. Let's use a book as an analogy. A person can make a more accurate claim if they read the first few chapters vs a person reading the back of the book and looking at a picture of the cover. Neither can say with certainty if the book will be good all the way through, but the person who read part of the book has a better sense of the quality of the book.

Posted: Aug 13th 2010 9:51AM Jade Effect said

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Track record means nothing in the MMO industry.

The biggest, most successful MMO to date is made by Blizzard, who struck gold in their first try.

At the other side of the spectrum, industry vets who made highly popular games like Everquest and Asheron's Call failed to re-ignite similar successes with the sequels.

Trying to forecast future success based on past performance is just iffy at best. If I want predictions, I would have just dusted off my magic 8-ball and give it a good shake. All these marketing spiel about manifesto and innovation doesn't work on me. Show me a working demo and cut the rest of the crap. Paul Bernett talked so much about how great Warhammer Online was gonna be and people were thinking "Yay, Mythic making another realm vs realm game!", and look what we got today.
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Posted: Aug 13th 2010 6:34AM Jade Effect said

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Please let there be giant panda mounts. Or giant chinchillas. Okay, I'm out of ideas.

Assuming the TERA developers are serious about taking fan suggestions, I hope the Koreans don't disappoint the rest of us global players by suggesting ponies. Or sparkly ponies.

Posted: Aug 13th 2010 7:05AM (Unverified) said

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That is one BIG sewing machine back there, I tell you what.

Posted: Aug 13th 2010 9:02AM Tom in VA said

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Now, *that* was funny, Carefor! :-)
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Posted: Aug 13th 2010 9:58AM (Unverified) said

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LOL @ Youtube search failure. "Oh there's no vids!!" My god, do you even go to Youtube? There's more vids of Tera than TOR, speaking of games I'm tired of all the articles filled with miniscule, meaningless tidbits.

Don't even get me started on the GW2 "we're doing this, BUT BETTER!!" Who are they trying to convince, the fans or themselves?

Posted: Aug 13th 2010 1:36PM (Unverified) said

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Typical korean grinder combined with a sub and an item shop

Posted: Aug 13th 2010 2:43PM Somnicide said

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The TERA devs clearly stated there is no item shop. And I cant see how its combat system is typical anything. But grats on failing.
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Posted: Aug 13th 2010 10:43AM Morioch said

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I never said track record guaranteed success. With all due respect, read what I said not what you think I said.

To quote myself:
"I would venture to say that no one can really love this game. Many love the "idea in their head of what they think the game will be". That applies to any unreleased game that we haven't played." See - that applies to any unreleased game. It's unreleased. We don't know if it's really good. Any unreleased - key words.

Then this:
With respect to Guild Wars 2, very specific information has been revealed coupled with the developers track record. The same can be said, more or less, for STWOR. Therefore, you can say that those games will be good or bad with greater probability." In other words, with more information AND a track record of quality games (MMO or not) your guess will have a greater chance of being true. But it's still a guess and it's not definitive. As in - "..applies to any unreleased game."

So if I said "ArenaNet is making it. It will definitely be great!" Then you would have been correct. I said something akin to "ArenaNet is making it. There's a greater chance of it being great based on what they have done before reinforced by the information they are releasing but it can still suck!"

Posted: Aug 13th 2010 1:55PM Lateris said

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How does the process work for a S. Korean game to be translated to a North American game?

1.) Do they actually reprogram the game here in the US?
2.) Is there any artists that actually do work on it here in the US?
3.) Do any Developers actually work on the game here in the US?
4.) Or is it simply an outsourced management team that sends the changes they need back tot he company who makes the game in South Korea?


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