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Posted: Aug 1st 2011 2:17PM Dirame said

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A game that has memory leaks is more suited to the US? Go figure...

PS; I know what you mean but I just wanted to throw you off a bit.
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Posted: Aug 1st 2011 2:36PM Neiloch said

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Well Aion did terribly here and is doing gang busters in Korea. Just makes me think the western audience will like TERA more than Korea in terms of 'scale' at least. For example even if it has a lot of problems western audience might just like it more than they do, not saying it would be crazy successful here based off that alone though.
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Posted: Aug 1st 2011 3:20PM Kitanishi said

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But you see, its not about "cultural differences". its about glaric flaws in the game itself.

As I said before. Remember how Hellgate was at launch? Tera is worse.
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Posted: Aug 1st 2011 1:50PM (Unverified) said

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TOO MUCH CLOTHING!!!

Posted: Aug 1st 2011 3:36PM Awdrft said

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I don't know where people get there info from but I've been playing Tera since last year, Korean Closed beta in November and I have never encountered memory leaks or any kind of unplayable bugs. The game gets updated almost every Thurs with patches and the content is coming smooth and fast. As for JadeCurtiss comment... Tera was free to download in Korea, You did NOT have to buy the game itself but pay a fee of $15 a month like any other p2p. There is no in game cash shop or pay items whatsoever...

Posted: Aug 2nd 2011 7:02AM Lorell said

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@Awdrft Well, sure Tera can be more successful in the West than in Korea, but remember that Koreans develop this game and they surly won't abandon theirs "main" korean playerbase to pleas western players - yes they can add content which can be nice for both region, but I;m pretty sure they will also try to regin playerbase in Korea and due to that they may add some content / changes which may not be good for Westerns.

On other hand NA/EU companies may tweak some korean client and it's mechanics but they rather won't have power to add whole new content unknown in Korea... I don't think Koreans would allow to situation like - 50% of game same in Kor and NA and rest is totally different in this two regions...

But oh well, we will see - hope it will be good :)
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Posted: Aug 2nd 2011 10:26AM (Unverified) said

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@Lorell

Maybe, but so far what "Westernization's" that EME/Frogster have imposed (that we are aware of at least) have not been generally wanted by most of the current crop of potential players. "Westernization" is not some magic panacea for Eastern MMO's, and if history serves generally it ruins the games/books/etc if taken too far. It's the boring logistics of games that seem to be the key hurdle that these guys need to focus on, not trying to appeal to some generic homogeneous western gamer that we are not. By that I mean focus on quick turn around times for patches/hot fixes/quality of life improvements. Aion would have fared much better if they were able to implement the needed (and sometimes already Korean available) fixes quickly instead dragging their feet and letting the player-base get frustrated.
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Posted: Aug 1st 2011 7:21PM Graill440 said

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More than a few folks commented on this title here on Massively, some even pointed out great fixes before launch. It appears....as always, devs know best. (Chuckle)

Will be interesting to see what spin Massively gets from the publisher.

Posted: Aug 1st 2011 7:22PM BigNastey said

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Massively readers who comment have absolutely no idea what they are talking about when it comes to TERA.

"YH Park made a statement saying the reason why he is leaving is due to massive stress/depression, and his doctor ordered him to take some time off. This is due from the constant harassment from Ncsoft (Ncsoft still won't quit with their legal means) and the massive pressure from shareholders on Tera not doing very well in Korea. He said he is gonna take some rest to get better, and after will see where his career lies. Byung-Gyu Chang will take over the full funding of TERA and Huang Cher Ung (the guy that looks like a girl) will take over the lead producer/developer.

Byung-Gyu Chang is one of the richest men in Korea, so BHS/Tera won't be going under any time soon.

Posted: Aug 1st 2011 7:23PM BigNastey said

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Also, the man was ancient, bout time he retired.
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Posted: Aug 2nd 2011 12:20PM Chef Kiyo said

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This is so weird, I was expecting this game to blow water out of the park. My friend has been hyping this game up to all of my friends and he's apparently played on the Korean servers as well... Hm... I should bring up the lack of content being an issue apparently.

Posted: Aug 4th 2011 2:25AM Jvalen85 said

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The one thing people don’t realize about Tera is that it was released way to early in Korea because the developers needed to get money for the project. That being said it was released with level cap 50 and no content at all. The game was meant to be released with the cap at level 60 (which now it is at 58 in Korea from the new patch which added a lot of new content) and be released in Korea, Japan, EU, and NA all at the same time. As of now the game is still unfinished in Korea and the majority of Korean players who still play Tera understand this. I agree with what Pokket said when she mentioned this is still a good thing for Tera because they still need to have level 60 released in Korea and complete the game overseas first, before releasing here in NA. Also with the guy quitting or taking a break from BHS he was quickly replaced by Byung-Gyu Chang who is one of the richest man in Korea so I don’t see any problem with the development of Tera as it comes to NA/EU/Japan.

For the people who have played Korean Tera (including myself) or who are apart of the community realize that the current state of the game in Korea is just alpha testing for when it will be released in the NA/EU. The game will have a complete revamp of the PvP system and much more content than it has now because of it being a finished product. Also the level cap will be 60 instead of 50 to 58 like it was in Korea.

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