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Posted: Jan 19th 2012 10:43AM smartstep said

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Unfortunatelly I smell this game fail in west :(

Posted: Jan 19th 2012 10:44AM fallwind said

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@smartstep

in b4 "wtb edit button"
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Posted: Jan 19th 2012 10:53AM Stilllove said

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@smartstep I smell a race that is being advertised exactly as it is - a race that is extra aggressive, extra sexual, and extra trying-to-be-badass. Cannot really complain about something that tells you exactly what is it.
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Posted: Jan 19th 2012 10:54AM Tizmah said

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So, what caused it to fail in the east? How can it be any worse than Aion or Lineage?

Posted: Jan 19th 2012 10:56AM Stilllove said

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@Tizmah Tera did not fail in the East. It is one of the most popular games in Korea.
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Posted: Jan 19th 2012 11:06AM smartstep said

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@Stilllove

afaik they lost badly to Aion and had to merge servers, etc
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Posted: Jan 19th 2012 11:19AM Stilllove said

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@smartstep

SWTOR and RIFT lost to WoW. Are they failures?

Tera had an open beta in korea that attracted more concurrent users than AION ever had - they increased there server amount. Eventually people had to pay, other people decided the game wasn't for them - servers were merged.
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Posted: Jan 19th 2012 12:18PM nhat said

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@smartstep
Yeah they merge from like 30 to like 15 so that means they're less popular... what?
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Posted: Jan 19th 2012 12:20PM ImperialPanda said

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@Stilllove

Tera KR has 13 servers.
Tera JP has all of 3 servers.

It's not a time-to-declare-bankruptcy failure. But it certainly is a huge disappointment. And trying to suggest it performed in any way better than Aion is ridiculous.
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Posted: Jan 19th 2012 12:41PM Stilllove said

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@ImperialPanda how are 13 servers in Korea a dissapointment?
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Posted: Jan 19th 2012 12:45PM Stilllove said

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@ImperialPanda I said the open beta had more concurrent users than AION ever had. That is ALL I said.
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Posted: Jan 19th 2012 12:47PM ImperialPanda said

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@Stilllove

Is that a rhetorical question? Or are you actually serious?

And FYI, yes, those are rhetorical questions.
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Posted: Jan 19th 2012 2:34PM Stilllove said

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@ImperialPanda No, not rhetorical. Please explain how 13 servers in Korea are a dissapointment.
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Posted: Jan 19th 2012 3:02PM Joshua Przygocki said

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@Tizmah I don't think it failed, and the Asian MMO Market is FULL of options, I'm pretty sure everyone but the top dogs would struggle a bit.
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Posted: Jan 19th 2012 3:25PM Zyrusticae said

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@Stilllove

For comparison, Aion has 42 servers in Korea last I checked (which was awhile ago).

In other words, Tera has less than a third as many servers. Whether or not this constitutes a flop depends on how you define it.
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Posted: Jan 19th 2012 3:33PM ImperialPanda said

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@Stilllove

When you don't make enough profit to beat a 10-year government bond (which essentially has no risk) by a meaningful margin, it's a huge disappointment.
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Posted: Jan 19th 2012 3:51PM Stilllove said

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@Zyrusticae AION is their WoW.

@ImperialPanda If you are going to bring up stuff like that then I might as well bring in the fact that the game launched 8-10 levels too early
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Posted: Jan 19th 2012 3:51PM ImperialPanda said

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@ImperialPanda

And some quick math.

Rift just announced they've earned 100m usd in revenue. Rift has 34 servers NA EU combined.

Tera has 16 servers KR JP combined. 16/34 * 100m ~ 47m. Assuming they make about 66% profit, pretty generous, that's about 31m usd.

According to BHS it cost them more than 35m usd to make Tera. They haven't even earned back their investment yet.

Of course the numbers can be very off. But Tera's obviously not raking in the money for BHS.
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Posted: Jan 19th 2012 3:53PM Stilllove said

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@ImperialPanda If you bring up something like that then I might as well bring up the fact that the game launched prematurely, about 8-10 levels worth of prematurely.

@Zyrusticae Once again - AION IS THEIR WoW
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Posted: Jan 19th 2012 3:59PM ImperialPanda said

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@Stilllove

That... matters... how...?

You asked why 13 servers = failure.

I answered you 13 servers = failure because it does not make enough money to justify the monetary and time investment.
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