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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 3:10PM Protheus said

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Is this game EVER gonna come to EU ???

Posted: Jun 28th 2011 1:27AM prot said

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@Protheus

at September 2011 most probably
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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 4:09PM (Unverified) said

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@JohnLane

On the upside, it's tanking in Korea, and I thinks it's because the game is better designed for the US market. It's those culture differences between gamers, they prefer all grinding questing, we like more story, more endgame. I think the verdict still out on this one, it has huge potential, I just hope their Dev team can handle it, if they strike gold.

Posted: Jun 27th 2011 4:29PM Faction 3 said

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How 'bout a Day in the Life of a goddamn release date.

THAT day comes, I'll probably care....

Posted: Jun 27th 2011 4:48PM NeverDeath said

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@Faction 3

LOL. +1. All these things do is make me angrier that I can't play yet!
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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 4:59PM bonkbonks said

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Woah, I'm no lore junkie but I do appreciate that kind of stuff and so far in Tera the lore in general never seemed interesting to me.
This guys change that though.
First race with a sort of history or culture I can believe and like.
They seem so tragic too, if there's ever some friendly faction with them or something like that it would be cool, they have a lot of potential storywise for Tera's future.

Posted: Jun 27th 2011 7:55PM eyeball2452 said

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Might be a good game, but the PR folks need to re-evaluate their lore/marketing strategy. These articles need an episodic story like TOR is doing or Blizzard did with the Worgen.

This lore article reads like a second grader wrote it and there's no story. There's nothing to make you care about this random character.

Posted: Jun 28th 2011 1:47AM NeverDeath said

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@eyeball2452

TOR *IS* its story. That's the number one selling point of the game, per usual with Bioware titles - and WoW didn't do anything to make anyone I know care about the Worgen. Everyone I know thought it was a stupid looking race and a poor fit for the Alliance. Then again WoW's had a terrible story ever since it tried to go off on its own and expand from its Warcraft roots, Burning Crusade was cool because it extended plots with previously iconic characters, but now that they're all dead, WoW's got nothin' - its 'original' story has been terrible and uninteresting since it departed from the roots that made it successful.

The very premise that TERA is a world that exists within the dreams of sleeping Gods is pretty cool, and it allows for a lot of things to happen that other backdrops would be hard-pressed to explain. I'm pretty interested in it, and the only thing that could ruin the game for me is if the Westernization process fails miserably, as in the case of Allods for example. Time will tell, I do have a hope which I keep restrained as not to set myself be disappointed however, but a hope nonetheless, that the game will fucking rock. Because I love the idea of the combat, the races, the setting, the graphics, the animations, what I've seen of the PvE and PvP content, and the political system where you can potentially rise to power and affect the experience of other players.

Again, I have hope, but I'm not going to let it grow beyond a certain point, because I think many of us have been disappointed, be it with the way WoW chose to take the path of least restraint and pander to the lowest common denominator, ruining it from what once was a very good game, or Warhammer launching in a late-alpha state of 'balance' and content development, or Champions Online being considered generally less fun and interesting than its predecessor, or Age of Conan featuring casters, casters, casters and dead non-casters, with a terrible dearth of post-20 content and griefing as its only successful and popular form of 'PvP'. Because of these failures and more, I think most of us are skeptical these days, and I think it's good, and will hopefully drive the industry to excel in order to earn our trust and stop handing us these shovelware MMOs that are good for 1 month of play. That's not what MMOs are meant to be, damn it! We want to see a return on our monthly sub cost.
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Posted: Jun 30th 2011 4:54AM Minx said

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@(Unverified) I sometimes think Koreans just dislike having fun in games, they play MMOs to wind down/escape stress so they don't want it to be too engaging or exciting. There are some western players like that, but I think there are many more who want a game to be epic, exciting, thrilling, fast-paced, fun. Tera is amazingly fun too (played Korean OB and a little after). I think its going to do very well in the NA/EU market. It does seem like their whole goal was to be successful over here. There were small (-250ish) focus groups in NA/EU all during the development process and ongoing for specific areas of content afaik, my friend has been in one for the past two years. She was always so excited when she gave feedback for certain details that ended up in the game. =]

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