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Posted: Oct 28th 2011 9:34AM BigAndShiny said

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So Western gamers basically want to make the game easier. Good suggestion. We'll see how SWTOR (where you can literally faceroll the keyboard) goes.

Posted: Oct 28th 2011 9:37AM real65rcncom said

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@BigAndShiny

Probably pretty good since new games like Rift aren't hard either (hello, Duracell build?)

Neither are most of the mmos made in the last few years. Pointless point is pointless.. thanks for posting it. :)

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Posted: Oct 28th 2011 10:50AM Bhima said

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@BigAndShiny

Sorry but I don't quite understand what you mean by easier. Do you mean a game is "harder" if it takes you longer to grind for XP? Do you mean its harder if you have to shout in trade chat just to get a group together? Maybe you don't like group XP bonuses that are designed to actually promote group play? No, you must hate guild battle systems and added complexity from master glyphs.

I'm no fan of this game but seriously, your post makes for a good LOLWUT?!
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Posted: Oct 28th 2011 9:34AM real65rcncom said

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"TERA's Korean version influenced by Western feedback"


..and now we know why it bombed in Korea.

/rimshot

Posted: Oct 28th 2011 9:35AM Lhurian said

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wait what? the game isnt out here yet, how can they give advice to the koreans?

Posted: Oct 28th 2011 10:08AM Lenn said

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@Lhurian This is the Internet; you don't need to have played a game to be an expert on it. Haven't you heard?
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Posted: Oct 28th 2011 10:08AM (Unverified) said

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All you TERA fans , I need your help!

I have wanted to try TERA on the Korean servers, but I have only been able to find the US website. :(

Figured even if the language was hard to understand, its like a free BETA to see how the game plays. Anyone know the address of the Korean TERA website???

I'd appreciate it, thanks!

-X

Posted: Oct 28th 2011 1:16PM bobfish said

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@(Unverified)

The Korean version is on Hangame (NHN), you need to create an account which requires a Korean social security number (illegal to use someone else's) and you need to pay a subscription fee to play the game.
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Posted: Oct 28th 2011 10:32AM KureAc said

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Well i don't know the korean website, i think but theres always the http://www.hangame.co.jp/
jp version but up to you,

Posted: Oct 28th 2011 11:30AM smartstep said

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They took LFG tool?

Worst decision possible, this is worst thing that happened to mmorpg's in years :/

Posted: Oct 28th 2011 11:50AM Alex Oglitchkin said

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@smartstep It's not the worst thing. You think many people don't like this feature but there are many more who love the feature where they don't have to spend 20 minutes just to get to a dungeon and then on top of that risk the chance of it being camped by someone of a higher level to gank you. If the game is more a bit more easy in certain areas it brings casuals in and really doesn't hurt the hardcore fanbase. Because if you are true hardcore fan of a game you play it anyways. Hell I still have some friends who have played Aion from beta and still going strong. Those are hardcore fan/players to a game. You're probably an MMO hopper.
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Posted: Oct 28th 2011 12:00PM Lockisezmode said

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@Alex Oglitchkin Ignore smartstep, there is nothing that can be gained from his trolling and general ignorance when it comes to MMOs.
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Posted: Oct 28th 2011 2:06PM NeverDeath said

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@smartstep

I agree. I don't know if I'll even want to play TERA now. I hate dungeon finders, they're for anti-social shut-ins. I mean who the hell is so much of a shut-in that they can't even socialize in a virtual space? Ffs. If you don't have time to gather some people together and go to a dungeon, maybe you shouldn't do dungeons. What is the point of a dungeon if it's so easy that it's a hypercasual experience? I thought dungeons were meant to challenge groups of players, not give them blowies and a treat basket.

This industry is going to hell, and I will wait on the sidelines for a phoenix to rise from its ashes. WTB an MMO which is mostly oldschool in design, but with fully aimed combat and where stats are secondary to your ability to maneuver/aim.
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Posted: Oct 28th 2011 8:01PM Alex Oglitchkin said

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@NeverDeath You make it seem like all of them are 100% different groups. In WoW I always run with 2-3 guildies so that leaves a couple of pugs. Nothing anti-social about it. Some guilds aren't trying to amass 100+ people to their guild. Some just are happy with 10-15 and not everyone has no life and is on every single moment. While you go form your group I'll be on the last boss finishing up in a run.
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Posted: Oct 29th 2011 12:09AM MrMasu said

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@NeverDeath

I'm baffled by your complete stupidity and generalization of people. What would you rather do?

A: Log in, spam "dps/tank/whatever LFG for " for 20 minutes and not even get anything, log out frustrated and realized you just wasted 20 minutes.

B. Log in, queue for a dungeon finder, talk in chat/guild/global, go out grinding/farming/collecting, jump around, and generaly be doing something else far more productive while waiting for the queue to pop.

Sorry the dungeon finder saves you time and money. Remember, time IS money, friend.

So stop hating on what's popular because all the other mindless sheep are doing it and get with the times. It's easier for everyone else and everyone else' fun outweighs yours.
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Posted: Oct 29th 2011 2:38PM Sukiyaki said

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@smartstep

A: log in wait 20 minutes in LFG tool join instance with unknown randoms, mindlessly grind in the specially for the randoms dumbed down instances, never talk, never interact with anyone aside from grinding through dungeon, get shiny purples to become happy

B: Socialize with people all over the course of the game, create personal social network, interact with your community, make yourself a name, make people want to group up with you, group up shortly after login with a few of all the people you know who happen to be online.

C: Blame your social defects on the game and demand LFG tool, call everyone not social retarded off as "stupid" and "just hating the popular" retard friendly game design promoted by Blizzard and hurting other games as the other game communties become tainted by WoW player oozing into good MMORPGs, crying for retard friendly game mechanics.
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Posted: Oct 28th 2011 1:12PM Rhodanum said

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Well, these are all welcome additions, as far as I'm concerned -- and it says something that it took fan furor HERE to get things like 'rest XP' put into the Korean version of the game, all of this while knowing that said market has a generally higher tolerance for a more grind-based gameplay.

In other words, either the grind was so bad that it was intolerable even there... or the game was so feature-poor that it suffered for it, even while looking as gorgeous as it does. Either way, this can only be good news for people on both sides of the pond. 'Get your act together and offer people as complete a game system as you can' should probably be the to-do point on top of most developers' lists nowadays.

As for how people could critique the game when it's not out here yet.... it's not all that difficult to look up the feature lists for the Korean client and say 'well, I don't think that lack of such-and-such feature will go over well.' Kudos to the devs for listening, in this case.

Posted: Oct 28th 2011 1:17PM bobfish said

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Strange the way he worded it, as En Masse is owned 100% by Blue Hole Studios, it isn't two different companies, it is one owned by another.

Posted: Oct 28th 2011 1:23PM Space Cobra said

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I find it amazing, yet interesting that they implemented the US/Euro suggestions already in the Korean build.

I was sorta blaise' about TERA, but this has gotten me a bit more interested and made me sit-up and take notice.

Posted: Oct 28th 2011 2:33PM Nenene said

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....Pants? For girls? Please? Like, actual armor?

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