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So...whats happening here?

jadedlevirjadedlevir Kansas, AKPosts: 628Member

It's been a loong time since I heard news about the NA version. could someone fill me in on whats happening?

They mentioned the political system at e3, but that was old news. Then they said they were done with westernization of 1-58 story(or something) but still no cbt announcement? This game is losing steam fast...

Westernization can't really take this long can it? Any news?

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  • parrotpholkparrotpholk Leland, NCPosts: 3,275Member

    I dont think anyone knows more than that.  It does seem to be tanking badly in Korea which to me is a big time red flag.  However that said I hope it is going well for us and we get to see a beta sooner than later.

  • jadedlevirjadedlevir Kansas, AKPosts: 628Member

    Im hoping it's at least out before swtor. Doesn't seem smart to try and release around swtor and compete with that, or even after and have to compete with gw2

  • ZoeMcCloskeyZoeMcCloskey Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,146Member Uncommon

    Is it tanking?  That might be a real bad sign.  Only thing that got my interest in this game was the focus on action and movement the rest of it errr... 

    But yeah this is losing steam, it is almost entirely off my radar now because of the lack of new info that I've seen.

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  • stayontargetstayontarget Tacoma, WAPosts: 6,068Member Uncommon

    From what I can tell EME does not care about when other games release or if it coincides with there release.  As far as CB & OB,  they will announce it when they are ready and not when the community is ready I guess.

    Velika: City of Wheels: Among the mortal races, the humans were the only one that never built cities or great empires; a curse laid upon them by their creator, Gidd, forced them to wander as nomads for twenty centuries...

  • echose7enechose7en derbyPosts: 55Member

    Yeah they are doing thier second round of server merges aparently.

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  • stayontargetstayontarget Tacoma, WAPosts: 6,068Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by jadedlevir

    Im hoping it's at least out before swtor. Doesn't seem smart to try and release around swtor and compete with that, or even after and have to compete with gw2

    I see it as confidence in your product because when it's all said and done it all boils down to whether a game is good or not.  Hype & release schedule can only carry you so far.

    Velika: City of Wheels: Among the mortal races, the humans were the only one that never built cities or great empires; a curse laid upon them by their creator, Gidd, forced them to wander as nomads for twenty centuries...

  • Panther2103Panther2103 Edmonds, WAPosts: 2,356Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by echose7en

    Yeah they are doing thier second round of server merges aparently.

    Yeah but I heard it was merging to something like 15 servers from 35? It isn't necessarily losing steam, it's just not doing as well as they had hoped. 15 packed servers on an MMO would be doing AMAZING in the US/EU.

  • IngeKyIngeKy Oklahoma City, OKPosts: 47Member

    Yeah it's taking them forever to give us some information.

     

    Maybe they don't know how to add quests and story to a MMO. It surely can't take that long.

     

    What I don't understand is that if they knew they were going to make a NA version why weren't they working on it from the beginning.

     

    Meh, I'm excpecting it to flop. We'll see.

  • MalevilMalevil BratislavaPosts: 468Member

    Originally posted by stayontarget

    Originally posted by jadedlevir

    Im hoping it's at least out before swtor. Doesn't seem smart to try and release around swtor and compete with that, or even after and have to compete with gw2

    I see it as confidence in your product because when it's all said and done it all boils down to whether a game is good or not.  Hype & release schedule can only carry you so far.

    Badly planned release can easy kill game, IMO if TERA's release in west will collide with either GW2 or TOR it will fail . Confidence in your product means nothing if your customers dont share it . Many undecided might give TERA chance if they manage to release it before GW2 or TOR, and still it will be tough enough for them after relaese of GW2 and TOR.

  • alkrmralkrmr warminster, PAPosts: 237Member Common

    Originally posted by Malevil

    Originally posted by stayontarget


    Originally posted by jadedlevir

    Im hoping it's at least out before swtor. Doesn't seem smart to try and release around swtor and compete with that, or even after and have to compete with gw2

    I see it as confidence in your product because when it's all said and done it all boils down to whether a game is good or not.  Hype & release schedule can only carry you so far.

    Badly planned release can easy kill game, IMO if TERA's release in west will collide with either GW2 or TOR it will fail . Confidence in your product means nothing if your customers dont share it . Many undecided might give TERA chance if they manage to release it before GW2 or TOR, and still it will be tough enough for them after relaese of GW2 and TOR.

    agreed, ive always been interested in tera but if it comes even remotely close to gw2 release i wont even touch it

  • RecoreRecore Posts: 5,092Member Uncommon

    I dont think a release date determines if a game fails or not. If the game is good people will play it. Plain and simple

    The real competition Tera will face is Star Wars because both are Pay To Pay. Guild Wars 2  is a non sub game so its going to have great box sales regardless especially that the game already is widely known from the orginal Guild Wars. When it comes to Pay To Play mmos they are an investment and you have to decide afther the first month is the game worth it to continue. You dont have to do this with Guild Wars 2. I already know I will buy Guild Wars 2 but it will be my side MMO. Tera is going through a little trouble in Korea but for some strange reason I really believe it will be the total opposite here in the West. As long as when they release the game here everything is fixed and working the way it should.

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  • NakruleNakrule Fond du Lac, WIPosts: 1Member

    The games been out for months in Korea now, the core game's there (kinda), EME is just tweaking everything to make the game as enjoyable as possible for a Western audience. Regardless, TERA will hit beta prior to both SWTOR and GW2 which will draw many players in.

  • The_QuesterThe_Quester the bronx, NYPosts: 80Member
    How is the game tanking?
  • XiaokiXiaoki White Pigeon, MIPosts: 2,601Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by jadedlevir
    Im hoping it's at least out before swtor. Doesn't seem smart to try and release around swtor and compete with that, or even after and have to compete with gw2

    Releasing early to beat a competing MMO to launch has led to the down fall or more than a few MMOs.


    I hope Enmasse Entertainment ignores comments like yours and releases Tera ONLY when it is ready.

  • C0MAC0MA Houson, TXPosts: 522Member

    another top of the line graphics.... failure

    It's sad because I, my guild and many forum goers here were looking forward to it ... but it's flopping in Korea... seeing the quality of poop that comes from there, How bad can this game be?

    "Sometimes people say stuff they don''t mean, but more often then that they don''t say things they do mean"
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  • C0MAC0MA Houson, TXPosts: 522Member

    Originally posted by The_Quester

    How is the game tanking?

     they have done 2 server merges since launch... they have just over 10 severs left. Games has only been out a mere months even rift has managed to keep 38 servers after a couple months.

    "Sometimes people say stuff they don''t mean, but more often then that they don''t say things they do mean"
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  • ChackzChackz albuquerque, NMPosts: 76Member

    Originally posted by IngeKy

    Yeah it's taking them forever to give us some information.

     

    Maybe they don't know how to add quests and story to a MMO. It surely can't take that long.

     

    What I don't understand is that if they knew they were going to make a NA version why weren't they working on it from the beginning.

     

    Meh, I'm excpecting it to flop. We'll see.

    if your expecting it to flop, then for you, it will infact fail...

    gameover

  • YamotaYamota LondonPosts: 6,620Member

    Originally posted by Malevil

    Originally posted by stayontarget


    Originally posted by jadedlevir

    Im hoping it's at least out before swtor. Doesn't seem smart to try and release around swtor and compete with that, or even after and have to compete with gw2

    I see it as confidence in your product because when it's all said and done it all boils down to whether a game is good or not.  Hype & release schedule can only carry you so far.

    Badly planned release can easy kill game, IMO if TERA's release in west will collide with either GW2 or TOR it will fail . Confidence in your product means nothing if your customers dont share it . Many undecided might give TERA chance if they manage to release it before GW2 or TOR, and still it will be tough enough for them after relaese of GW2 and TOR.

    I agree. One reason for EQ 2 flopping was because most people, interested in themeparks, were playing WoW.

    That being said, I dont see many similarities between TERA and SW:TOR. Except the obvious, which is that both games are Themeparks. But TERA has extensive PvP, political system etc, where as SW:TOR has not released much info about the PvP which leads me to believe that it will mostly be based on instanced battleground type.

    I for one wont be even trying SW:TOR, however I am interested in TERA, mostly because of the PvP, political system and innovative combat system.

    But still, releasing on or after SW:TOR will hurt their initial sales. But MMORPGs should be about longetivity and not initial box sales so if the game is good, then people will stick around which is what matters at the end.

  • YamotaYamota LondonPosts: 6,620Member

    Originally posted by Tailz2k7

    Originally posted by The_Quester

    How is the game tanking?

     they have done 2 server merges since launch... they have just over 10 severs left. Games has only been out a mere months even rift has managed to keep 38 servers after a couple months.

    Last time I checked, 15 is not considered just over 10, unless you also consider it just under 20. Also, "couple" equals two months and Rift has been out for over 4 months.

  • bygeorgebygeorge fallston, MDPosts: 104Member

    Originally posted by Tailz2k7

    Originally posted by The_Quester

    How is the game tanking?

     they have done 2 server merges since launch... they have just over 10 severs left. Games has only been out a mere months even rift has managed to keep 38 servers after a couple months.

    The US alone has 6 times the population of South Korea. Comparing server numbers between different games and different regions is useless.

  • C0MAC0MA Houson, TXPosts: 522Member

    Originally posted by Yamota

    Originally posted by Tailz2k7

    Originally posted by The_Quester

    How is the game tanking?

     they have done 2 server merges since launch... they have just over 10 severs left. Games has only been out a mere months even rift has managed to keep 38 servers after a couple months.

    Last time I checked, 15 is not considered just over 10, unless you also consider it just under 20. Also, "couple" equals two months and Rift has been out for over 4 months.

     so while defending, you insult it by admitting it tanked in half the time? Don't know about any of you but i've actually played the game, and was not impressed in the least... hence why I wasn't surprised when I found out it tanked in Korea.

     

     


    Originally posted by bygeorge

    Originally posted by Tailz2k7

    Originally posted by The_Quester

    How is the game tanking?

    they have done 2 server merges since launch... they have just over 10 severs left. Games has only been out a mere months even rift has managed to keep 38 servers after a couple months.

    The US alone has 6 times the population of South Korea. Comparing server numbers between different games and different regions is useless.

    Korea has 6 times the number of people who spend their free time playing MMO's 

    "Sometimes people say stuff they don''t mean, but more often then that they don''t say things they do mean"
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  • bygeorgebygeorge fallston, MDPosts: 104Member

    Originally posted by Tailz2k7

    Originally posted by bygeorge


    Originally posted by Tailz2k7


    Originally posted by The_Quester

    How is the game tanking?

    they have done 2 server merges since launch... they have just over 10 severs left. Games has only been out a mere months even rift has managed to keep 38 servers after a couple months.

    The US alone has 6 times the population of South Korea. Comparing server numbers between different games and different regions is useless.

    Korea has 6 times the number of people who spend their free time playing MMO's 

    I find it hard to believe that there are more people playing mmo's in korea than the total population.

    "Consumer data from Today's Gamers MMO Focus Report by Gamesindustry.com and TNS indicates that the number of MMO players in the U.S. has reached 46 million"

    http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/27581/Study_US_Gamers_Spent_38_Billion_On_MMOs_in_2009.php

    Population of South Korea: 48,754,657 (July 2011 est.)

    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ks.html

  • OtomoxOtomox HoooooPosts: 303Member

    They definaetly gonna get pretty bad hit if they try to release tera when big games lik TOR,GW 2 and other things come around. I expected them to be out in Q2 2011 but they already failed that date.

  • GetalifeGetalife parisPosts: 786Member

    Originally posted by Mannish

    I dont think a release date determines if a game fails or not. If the game is good people will play it. Plain and simple

    The real competition Tera will face is Star Wars because both are Pay To Pay. Guild Wars 2  is a non sub game so its going to have great box sales regardless especially that the game already is widely known from the orginal Guild Wars. When it comes to Pay To Play mmos they are an investment and you have to decide afther the first month is the game worth it to continue. You dont have to do this with Guild Wars 2. I already know I will buy Guild Wars 2 but it will be my side MMO. Tera is going through a little trouble in Korea but for some strange reason I really believe it will be the total opposite here in the West. As long as when they release the game here everything is fixed and working the way it should.

    I never understand this logic. Why people dismiss GW2 as competition everytime only because it is B2P? infact i consider it as a bigger threat because if people get a good quality B2P game with lots of content they will drop all other subs. Who doesn't like to save money even if it is only 15 bucks a month? so yes TERA has all the reasons to be worried if they release it anywhere close to GW2 release. 

    Even if we ignore the 15 bucks a month argument if GW2 is as good as it is being hyped, players would stick to it instead of hopping around in 2 or more MMOS.

  • stayontargetstayontarget Tacoma, WAPosts: 6,068Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Getalife

    I never understand this logic. Why people dismiss GW2 as competition everytime only because it is B2P? infact i consider it as a bigger threat because if people get a good quality B2P game with lots of content they will drop all other subs. Who doesn't like to save money even if it is only 15 bucks a month? so yes TERA has all the reasons to be worried if they release it anywhere close to GW2 release. 

    Even if we ignore the 15 bucks a month argument if GW2 is as good as it is being hyped, players would stick to it instead of hopping around in 2 or more MMOS.

    I think it's because like most people I have a ton of games on my computer right now and most of them are b2p.  I can afford to buy / play one time only games and still buy / play a sub game.  GW2 is an mmo but its also priced like a SP game,  a game that you don't have to play non-stop or invest all your time into.  Once you buy it the game will always be there, and as an avid gamer I like to play lots of games and hardly ever focus on just one game only.

    Velika: City of Wheels: Among the mortal races, the humans were the only one that never built cities or great empires; a curse laid upon them by their creator, Gidd, forced them to wander as nomads for twenty centuries...

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