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Posted: Feb 2nd 2012 11:38AM (Unverified) said

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Cool video. I did chuckle during the beginning extra long centered shots of the ample chests available from 0:29 to 0:40 :) other than that I think this may have been for thirst official Frogster/EME video to actually show the Elin even if just briefly. Still the visuals of the game do look amazing so as long as there is enough to satisfy my explorer urge this should be a good game.

Posted: Feb 2nd 2012 11:40AM LeChatNoir said

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What if you pre-order and NCSoft win the lawsuit and the game closes down? Call me a cynic but the ability to pre-order being available just after the lawsuit is made public knowledge seems abit iffy to me.

Posted: Feb 2nd 2012 11:55AM bobfish said

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@LeChatNoir

The lawsuit doesn't affect the European service, just the North American service.

So unless NCSoft decide to try their luck in a European Court, then preordering it will be fine :)
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2012 11:41AM Pyrii said

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Digital standard edition is £41, more expensive than retail, so much for saving money by buying directly. Another Digital Rip-Off.

Posted: Feb 2nd 2012 12:06PM djodars said

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@Pyrii Actually... games normally costs 60$ and this one is 50$ so that's pretty awesome imo... you're saving 10 bucks to pay for an extra month ;-)
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2012 12:17PM (Unverified) said

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@djodars

It is really cool how they went back to the "old" pricing for PC games, but as Pyrii mentioned, it is still annoying when they make a digital copy the same price or even more expensive than a physical copy. I know normally that have to do that do to keeping the brick and mortar retailers happy, but I still think they should at least give a token $5 savings or something.
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2012 12:44PM Balraw said

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@Pyrii If you click the button marked partner shops (on EU site) and select the DL Gamer (never heard of them) but they are offering the pre order at a 5% discount so digital standard at £38.00 and the digital collectors at £47.49

Only a small discount but better than nothing I guess
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2012 11:45AM cursedlegend said

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if it plays as good as it looks im in

Posted: Feb 2nd 2012 12:44PM Pyrii said

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The problem is it will ALWAYS be that price when buying directly, 4 years down the line it will still be €49.99 and EVERY mainstream publisher/developer is guilty of this. Red Faction Armageddon going on PSN over a year after it came out for £58 for download was hilarious, most games come out here in retail for £40 or under.
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2012 1:46PM Wurm said

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I don't think that this game can stay subscription only for more than 6 months. It is not a bad game, it is just that the competition is too strong now.

Posted: Feb 2nd 2012 2:38PM Valdur said

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The music sounds like Icewind Dale main theme melody.

Posted: Feb 2nd 2012 2:42PM bulldozerftw said

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im just gonna play c9 for free beta starting in 2 days. That and raiderz from perfect world is free most likely much better then this. Age of wulin is also a pretty cool looking free to play not better but a cheap alternative.

This game is not worth a full subscription cost especially along side some of the many american games coming out soon such as: guild wars 2 beta next month, secret world release april, planetside 2, wildstar (after), archage, and blade and soul ncsoft own title which this game stole content from. Why pay for the failed copy when you can play some other premium games while waiting for the real thing that doesn't have the risk of losing money like apb. But even worse before the game even launches.

This game is also way too late to release. Other current generation korean games such as Bless, Project D, The War of Genesis4, EIN Epicus Incognitus, Queen's Blade Online would be much more interesting to see finally make it to western markets. Tera is just one game there's plenty of others most people have barely even heard of that will never see the light of day thanks to the hatred of the wow community which doesn't even represent a fraction of the market.

It really annoys me to see 2 million people from wow and another 2 million from swtor ruling the way mmos should be made. That 10 year old recipe is old and boring and done many times. It's not going anywhere.

Free to play is alot better of a market. They hold 95 % of all mmo players a number i made up which is most likely very true. There are 25 MILLION registered free to play account under their house. Back in 2009 perfect world had like 350 million in revenue which is like twice swtors revenue I think. That was a long time ago before when free to play games where much more unknown. With the 1 out of 5 people turn into paying customers which seems pretty universal I would say they also have around 25 MILLION players under their house. Then there's other publishers like alaplaya, aeria, nexon, NEOWIN, and many others. There's certainly a huge amount of market and revenue ready for these games.

They can exist in western markets easily without all the wow and swtor korean grinder hatred which is ignorant. Free to play is alot better of a position for korean games. There's already a decent following already. Surely with some fresh new games people would be willing to try.

Apb is one of the most unoptimized games. But yet it still has a pretty good population of free to players that have a computer capable of running it. Plus games like swtor were made to run on any computer made in the past 5 years. Not much is changing of performance demands of games nowadays.

Posted: Feb 2nd 2012 2:43PM (Unverified) said

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Be sure to check the list of countries which will be blocked from EU servers before pre ordering:
https://forum.tera-europe.com/showthread.php?t=26842&p=742564&viewfull=1#post742564

Posted: Feb 2nd 2012 3:25PM (Unverified) said

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Regardless of how gameplay may be I always love the music in Korean made games.

Posted: Feb 2nd 2012 3:26PM Dunraven said

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I listen to the Tera zealots and think..It's Aion all over again and the game is already dead in Korea. Never was a fan of Asian games anyway.

Posted: Feb 2nd 2012 3:42PM djodars said

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@Dunraven Game's already dead in Korea? Lol... It's the 9th most played games in Korea actually.

Sudden Attack 12.42%
Aion 10.64%
FIFA Online 2 7.6%
League of Legends 7.17%
Warcraft 3 5.98%
StarCraft 5.92%
Lineage 3.19%
World of Warcraft 2.62%
Tera 2.49%
Lineage 2 2.33%
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2012 3:45PM djodars said

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@djodars Also look at this page for future references: http://www.gamenote.com/rank_ongame/?search_mode=monthly

Game is definitely not dead, it's doing great!
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2012 5:03PM bobfish said

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@Dunraven

The game isn't dead, it just didn't do as well as NHN expected it to. They thought they had an Aion beater on their hands, the reality is, TERA is too western for it to hold the players in South Korea.

Being able to max your character in a few weeks instead of a few months proved to be unpopular with the majority of gamers there. But even so, it is still doing extremely well for a subscription MMO.
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2012 5:10PM Braiks said

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@Dunraven Maybe just MAYBE it's just that you are not interested in the game in the first place.
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2012 3:35PM shirtntie said

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I am going to buy this game and then im going to do something i havent done with Rift, Aion or SWTOR...i am going to subscribe! $15 a month? No problem.

This MMO unlike the rest has the looks and mechanics to really say its New Gen. I am super down to play it!

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