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Posted: Jul 23rd 2011 8:01PM Bramen said

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Cool!

Posted: Jul 24th 2011 1:12PM Slayblaze said

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I'm a big Korean-language fan. I don't speak, read, or even understand it, but I'm a big fan!
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Posted: Jul 23rd 2011 8:08PM (Unverified) said

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I want this and the original novel for Dragon Raja to be translated. :C

Posted: Jul 23rd 2011 8:56PM yavo said

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this article made me wonder is Salvatore would put out a new world for Curt as his game develops more

Posted: Jul 23rd 2011 9:47PM Vunak said

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Im lookin forward to this game so much... and now I cant even read the novel Gaaaaahhhh Why Jake Song? Why are you tormenting me so.

Posted: Jul 23rd 2011 10:35PM Jade Effect said

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I was interested until the "2,000 years prior to the game's timeline" bit. Rather than a fantasy-history book on stuff that happened 2,000 years ago (and are long-dead by the time the game starts), I'd prefer a fantasy-travelogue that talks about all the nice places, cool events and interesting people just before I visit the place.

Something like Marco Polo's Il Milione, which introduced China and Central Asia to the West.

Posted: Jul 23rd 2011 11:36PM (Unverified) said

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@Jade Effect The GW2 novels take place a long time before GW2... ;)
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Posted: Jul 24th 2011 12:02AM Valdur said

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Same for "Copernicus" and they have 10,000 years of history.
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Posted: Jul 24th 2011 3:11AM Kitanishi said

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@Jade Effect

Erm, you DO know that majority of the world's mysteries in AA revolves around that period of time 2000 years ago, right?

During that time a group of travelers managed to get to the place where the whole world began and nothing has been known of what happened to them even now. The whole game lore has that mystery - is that place a good thing or a bad thing? did they become gods? or did they die there? Or maybe they kept the information about that place to themselves and used the secrets it hid to instill themselves as most powerful kings of the world? Or did they even fail to reach the place?

Thats the very idea behind the mystery of the world - it is implied that there are HUGE secrets behind the continents, the world creation and even behind the events in the 2 thousand years of history and before. And its up to debate on should player wish to follow in the footsteps of those people and on if its a good thing or bad thing that awaits in the end? There is even possibility that reaching that place might destroy the world.

In fact even in korea there are already 11757575 page threads discussing the implications of such journey and where it goes and on should players do that or should players try to stop those who try to do that.

More lore on their journey 2000 years ago is a VERY welcome thing and VERY important to the game lore of the present. Heck one of the first gameplay trailers of this game was about two people who "returned" from the journey there completely "different" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmC3PRnDgYs
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Posted: Jul 23rd 2011 11:59PM Pars18 said

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Closed Beta just ended and already a tie-in novel? XL-Games sure is confident!

Have to admit, the cover art does make me curious about its content.

Posted: Jul 24th 2011 2:01AM Tyrang said

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@Pars18

LOL you are judging a book by its cover! But I also think the cover seems interesting >.>
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Posted: Jul 24th 2011 3:16AM Kitanishi said

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@Pars18

Since its 2000 years ago, I bet its about the original, first journey to World's End, that led to the legend that is one of the main things of mystery in the aa lore.
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Posted: Jul 24th 2011 10:40AM EndDream said

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is there any word whether it will be translated to English?

Posted: Jul 25th 2011 9:22AM (Unverified) said

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@EndDream Only if the NA or EU publisher wants to pay to have it translated.
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Posted: Jul 25th 2011 4:18PM Daemodand said

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Let me guess: you pay for it one page at a time, it takes ten times longer to finish than War and Peace, and at random times someone will run up to you and knock you out while you read it, right?

Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 4:55PM SamTil said

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I am a big fan of Min-Hee Jeon's work and I look forward to "ArcheAge's first official tome of lore." Thanks for the great tip.
http://elotebk.com/genie-bra

Posted: Oct 7th 2011 4:07PM Janey55 said

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Can't wait for The Fir And The Hawk to become available in the US - well done Min-Hee for some wonderful work.
http://okhisto.org/wartrol

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