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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 10:31AM Grumms said

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"Western fans are hoping these upcoming announcements will include some sort of English-speaking beta, but thus far XL has been silent on the matter."

I almost flipped out because I thought you were still quoting him. GUHHH.

I need this game.

Posted: Mar 12th 2012 10:57AM corpralhicks82 said

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@Grumms

I think we all need this game!
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 11:05AM Bramen said

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@Grumms

I hear you on that one. But the odds are stacked against us. First, they need to have an English beta. 2nd you need to get invited. Good luck on both counts lol
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 11:07AM Grumms said

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@Bramen Don't remind me :(

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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 12:28PM Unshra said

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@Grumms Don't know if I can find an MMO to fill in the two plus year gap until we even see ArcheAge beta in the west (at best). Hmm, I've been considering giving MMO's a break for awhile I wonder if this would be a good time to stop and return once ArcheAge arrives.
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 12:43PM Abriael said

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@Bramen actually the odds are pretty good. XL Games invited a good number of western journalists to the beta. I know because I'm one of them (I'm actually the one that took the screenshot at the top of this article :D).

While they didn't tell me their plans for western release, the only reason why they'd invite western writers to see their game would be that they do have plans to release in the west in the future.

Now, English beta soon? I doubt it. But I can definitely see the an English release happening. They have a *very* strong game under their belt and they know it. Even just the visuals are like nothing else currently on the market.
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 12:44PM smartstep said

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@Unshra

I did. mmorpg-less here since 06/2011.

I am still battling myself if I want or not to try GW2 out of curiosity ,but even if I do I am rather sure that It won't be long-term love.

Apart of that - only AA seems interesting and worth investment especially long-term one.

Not playing mmo's is actually easier than you think, well easier than I thought for sure.
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 2:12PM Valdur said

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@Abriael

I don't see a Beta soon either at least not before 2 years and my bet is EnMasse might be the lucky winner because their goal is to bring the best Eastern MMO to the West.The timing would be perfect,one year after TERA's launch they start working on AA with XLgames for a year and then launch it on the western market.
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 2:45PM Abriael said

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@Valdur Actually I wouldn't be surprised if XL tried to publish it in the west on their own. They aren't short on budget.
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 10:59AM Valkaern said

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Yep, the MMO landscape desperately needs something like this to end the clone years drought.

I'm really hoping when a western publisher is found they can resist dumbing it down for us. That would be a disaster (for me).

Posted: Mar 12th 2012 11:16AM Grumms said

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@Valkaern Could not agree more. These past years have basically been same old, same old.

This game steps up, big time.
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 1:24PM Lombardus said

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@Valkaern

Begun the Clone Years have.
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 11:45AM smartstep said

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I hope that ArcheAge in west will either be P2P or alternatively will have separate pure P2P servers.

Could not stand playing this sandboxy game with cash shops and microtransaction driven :(

Posted: Mar 12th 2012 12:00PM Jetflame3 said

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@smartstep In this world you pay for most services you use. You might want to get used to the idea. ;)
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 12:14PM smartstep said

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@Jetflame3

Huh? I WANT to pay I kinda wrote that, so don't understand you tbh.
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 12:18PM Maseno said

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@smartstep

From my understanding the game is open world pvp. I could be wrong through. As for F2P vs P2P, I don't think anyone knows yet. Depends on who they pick as a publisher for the West I suppose.
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 12:33PM smartstep said

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@Maseno

Don't mind open pvp. It's ok.

Only major concern is business model for me.

Just want to play without cash shop even if that mean paying 'premium rate subscription' on separate P2P server - if rest of servers would be freemium / f2p or whatever.

Subscription on freemium games / servers does not work for me.Tried that for quite a long time actually (was preety attached to game that changed model to freemium ,but ultimatelly it drove me from game).
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 1:37PM Space Cobra said

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@smartstep

This would depend on how it is launched in Korea and I'd place a bet that it will be f2p there with some sort of cash shop, even if only for clothes.

I mean, I could be wrong and a Western publisher could want the model turned into a sub-based one, but I am thinking those odds a re rather long.
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 2:37PM Utakata said

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@Space Cobra

My hunch it will be P2P...since I don't think the devs want to have a sandbox where players can buy their way around, even if it's for cosmetics and vanity items. Especially in a world that is immersive as this project. I think they want to remind players of RL as little as possible. "So here's the ticket you paid for, so go and enjoy this world...it's all your'se to discover. But don't forget to come back a renew it next month."
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 3:04PM silver001 said

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@Utakata Sandbox games are not that popular in the west, doubt it would be p2p. Given the recent trend of f2p games in the west, it will probably be that.
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