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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 9:21AM Mad Dog said

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This include EU or just NA.
If there are only servers in NA can us EU's play on them?

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 9:42AM Jef Reahard said

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@Mad Dog

May 1st is US only. Frogster just contacted us and the EU date is May 3rd.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 9:42AM Jef Reahard said

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@Jef Reahard

Also, not sure about region-locking. I'll update it when we find out.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 9:43AM Mad Dog said

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@Jef Reahard

Cheers, just signed up for beta on the Euro site :)

Lets all hope it aint crap. Been looking for another aim based MMO since Darkfall is dead right now.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 12:47PM Kuipo said

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@Mad Dog

Even if it's not region locked... the lag would probably make it close to unplayable. I played on the korean one (from west cost US) and it was fun to try... but I only played for a few weeks so that I could learn that I want to keep playing when the beta comes out. The game is heavily dependant on dodging at the right times to avoid attacks and such (as you probably already know) and any kinda lag over about ~500ms makes it really frustrating to play.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 2:15PM Zyrusticae said

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@Kuipo
Even going across the entire globe, my latency rarely exceeds 300ms, and at that level it's fairly playable (though not ideal, certainly). Going from, say, Texas to the west coast of the EU gives me a ping of 195ms, which is more than playable. I will note that this is using my heavily congested university internet - my internet at home is far less congested.

Anything above 300ms is a sign of serious issues with either your network or the ISP.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 9:24AM Makovorn said

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It's going to be a good few months for MMO's. The Secret World in April and now TERA in May. Happiness :)

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 12:46PM Plastic said

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@Makovorn

Yup, and I just upgraded my computer to take advantage of all this new and shiny.

I've played the Korean version of Tera, and while there are some aspects of it that I don't care for, the combat mechanics are exactly what I'm looking for in a next-gen action MMORPG. Oh, and the graphics are drop-dead gorgeous and ran like butter on my system. \o/
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 1:50PM Maseno said

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@Makovorn

Tera is a flop in Korea and I don't see it doing much better in the West. It really has nothing new to offer other than a political system that not many people will be able to participate in fully.

As for Secret World.... if it was any other company than Funcom I would be excited and want to play it.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 8:03PM ImperialPanda said

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@Maseno

Agree about Tera.

It flopped in KR. It flopped in JP. My magic 8 ball says... it's gonna flop in NA. If you think otherwise, really, you're just fooling yourself.

That said, I'm probably still gonna buy the game. Maybe play it for a month or two. Depends on when D3 launches.
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Posted: Jan 19th 2012 10:38AM Stilllove said

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@ImperialPanda did NOT flop in Korea. I have little information regarding its current position in Japan, but, once again, did NOT flop in Korea. In fact, one of the Top MMOs there now.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 9:33AM vekien said

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too late

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 9:38AM Grumms said

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@vekien Care to elaborate?
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 9:39AM Halfcentaur said

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@vekien Too late? Nobody has made an action game MMO beyond a few free to play experiments, how is this too late? Ah, the internet attention span,... in action.

It's about time someone is creating a game like this. Actually killing things is going to be fun itself, not just sitting there waiting to watch your character do it for you while you tell him what to do.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 9:46AM (Unverified) said

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@Halfcentaur Youll still be ordering your character to do attacks. You can just order him to dodge now.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 9:54AM corpusc said

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@vekien

i guess i should pity you.

people who have no ability to manage their own hype and their own expectations, and who think there's an expiration date on whether a game can be good or not,....... it must be a pretty miserable existence.

but by all means, pass up your rare opportunity to play a different MMO, and go play another "on time" clone........ sucks to be you i guess.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 10:16AM jtenma said

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"Youll still be ordering your character to do attacks. You can just order him to dodge now. "

This. Can we stop assuming this is an action game now? I have actually played it back when it was in Korean beta and I am surprised people still think this is an action game.

Im sooo OCD about stuff like this lol.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 10:18AM Dratyan said

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@vekien

That's right. This grindfest failed even in Asia, where people play all kinda of shitty, grindy MMOs.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 11:10AM silver001 said

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@jtenma
Ya, I agree Tera is a hot key based MMO with blocking(if you are melee), dodge roll (if you are warrior), blink (if your a mystic) and jump backwards for priest and sorcerers, all of which are SKILLS and have a cold down. So with that respect I agree its not really an action game, but it is an action mmo.

How long did you play for? because I played from the start of open beta till a week before my sub was due and everybody I knew quit.

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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 11:12AM vekien said

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@Dratyan ohai someone finally got it lols

Game failed in Korea and is failing in Japan and merging down to I think 1-2 servers now.

Too late is the fact it got delayed way to long, and theres much better games coming out. I played korean Beta, was fun, was mega hyped but its too late now, and sooo many people agree.

But of course everyone here is a mind reader lol.
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