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Posted: Mar 1st 2012 12:08PM (Unverified) said

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This will be interesting.

Posted: Mar 1st 2012 2:02PM Fabius Bile said

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wonder is the first Japanese to lose a Titan will commit seppuku...
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Posted: Mar 1st 2012 2:04PM Fabius Bile said

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@Fabius Bile
wonder if*
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Posted: Mar 1st 2012 12:25PM Dunraven said

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It just may take off. EvE is tedious and convoluted enough to be a hit with the Japanese gamer.

It might actually save the company from the impending failure of DUST.

Posted: Mar 1st 2012 1:04PM Baby Choo Choo said

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@Dunraven

Don't start.
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Posted: Mar 1st 2012 4:57PM Utakata said

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@Dunraven

I'm just curious...and a bit off topic...is there a game you actually do enjoy? You seem to be trashing games of every article you post on. Or do you dislike MMO's in general? And you are posting as an exercise to make your protest known, hoping to persuade others not to play them.
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Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 1:36AM psycros said

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@Dunraven : glad somebody in here besides me is willing to speak the truth.
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Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 3:33AM Utakata said

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@psycros

Hey, I speak the truth too.
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Posted: Mar 1st 2012 12:28PM yoyo1 said

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Why oh why would they go with Nexon they have the worst customer service imaginable(have a ticket unanswered since Oct. of last year

Posted: Mar 1st 2012 1:08PM Baby Choo Choo said

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@yoyo1

Nexon is already a well establish publisher in Asia. There's not only a lot of localization, but there's also a fair bit of legal mumbo jumbo that would be more beneficial for CCP to pass off to someone else instead of them devoting time and resources to handle themselves.
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Posted: Mar 1st 2012 12:33PM (Unverified) said

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ah,cannot wait til our japanese brethren are warmly welcomed into our server so that i may swiftly take there stuff.

Posted: Mar 1st 2012 12:42PM Addfwyn said

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I dunno how well it'll do here, but will remain to be seen. A lot of the MMOs that have done particularly well here have been primarily cooperative in focus (like FFXI) which...EVE couldn't be any further from. Perhaps it'll fill a niche here for sociopaths as well, but I'm not so sure.

It'd be nice to play in Japanese if I ever decided to get into it at least.

Posted: Mar 1st 2012 2:31PM Calfis said

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@Addfwyn

What the heck on your on about? There is cooperation in EvE all the time in PvE and PvP, though more so in PvP. Heres an example:
http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=12589599
458 people from multiple alliances cooperating to kill an "elite" pvper in a stupidly powerful ship. I could link more examples but I think you get the point. Just because its not carebear cooperation doesnt make it any less cooperative.
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Posted: Mar 1st 2012 4:59PM Xilmar said

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@Addfwyn

Didn't even know sociopaths are big in Japan.
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Posted: Mar 1st 2012 6:56PM ultrabot said

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@Xilmar
see: all of 2ch
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Posted: Mar 1st 2012 8:58PM Addfwyn said

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@Calfis Sorry, I probably used the wrong word. I meant perhaps...non-directly competitive? Your example is still basically competitive, even if it's being cooperative to attain that goal. I meant like in something like FFXI, where there was really no direct competition between players (okay, on the market and in terms of claiming a territory for your country) it worked really well here.

You couldn't be a jerk on a server, because if you were, nobody would play with you, making the game unplayable at that time. The challenge was often paying attention to what other members in your group were doing, not just yourself, so you could probably chain skills and magic. That environment, combined with being easily accessed on consoles, was what continues to make FFXI pretty popular here.

I'm not sure if the highly competitive nature of EVE would appeal to players here, especially since it's going to be PC-only (I can only assume), which is a bit more of a niche market here. I could be wrong, I'd assume CCP has done their market research. Though I'd have expected Microsoft to do the same before failing with the 360 over here so badly.

My apologies for being unclear.
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Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 11:52AM Calfis said

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@Addfwyn

You do realize that the point of EvE is Everyone vs Everyone right? People competitive and cooperative at the same time is the game. The end game is basically mega clans vs mega clans for bragging rights and epeen.
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Posted: Mar 1st 2012 1:15PM Lateris said

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This is great! I am really happy were all on the same server.

Posted: Mar 1st 2012 4:06PM Boardwalker said

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@Lateris

Yeah, this is great news. Looking forward to seeing even more people enjoying EVE.
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Posted: Mar 1st 2012 1:17PM Khai mann said

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I don't know how well it will do, since the Chinese have their own server and the game is dead compared to tranquility. I've played on that server, so I would know.

Eve just doesn't seem like the type of game that will be successful in Asia. But on the other hand, even as little as 10k new players will make the game a lot more interesting.

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