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Nexon invests in NCSoft

Lord_AthonLord_Athon Caldas da RainhaPosts: 165Member Uncommon

Something is going on

http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/06/08/nexon-invests-6-8m-in-ncsoft-becomes-largest-shareholder/

what? i dont know, but i hope it will be something good

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  • SquishydewSquishydew NetherlandsPosts: 1,069Member Uncommon

    Nooo ;-; refund my GW2 please

     

    *hits nexon with a sledgehammer*

    I hate youuuu >_< Go away nexon, please.

  • cooper85cooper85 Springfield, ILPosts: 386Member

    I don't know, but isn't his like a Pre-hostle take over?   

     

    Om nom nom

  • moosecatlolmoosecatlol Boring, TXPosts: 1,271Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Agoden

    Nooo ;-; refund my GW2 please

     

    *hits nexon with a sledgehammer*

    I hate youuuu >_< Go away nexon, please.

    Haha, yes.

  • DakeruDakeru Posts: 2,182Member Rare

    At least we are not the only ones believing in the long term success of gw2.

  • ZombieKenZombieKen Northwest, INPosts: 5,034Member Uncommon

    Didn't Nexon just go public not all that long ago? (I read something but I don't recall)  They might be looking for investments as a way to store cash.


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  • LarsaLarsa NurembergPosts: 990Member
    Originally posted by cooper85

    I don't know, but isn't his like a Pre-hostle take over?   

     

    Om nom nom

    It's hardly a "hostile" deal when they buy the shares from NCSoft's chairman, CEO and founder. It's quite the opposite.

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  • punkrockpunkrock va, VAPosts: 1,777Member
    Yes! know nexus kingdom of 3 winds will again be the best MMO game muahaha
  • anemoanemo Posts: 932Member Uncommon

    14.7% ownership, THAT IS A TAKEOVER.

    you normally only need something like 8% to a max of 12% to pretty much control a company.   Essentially what happens when it comes time for share holders to vote for board of directors or any major vote(say merger), most people do not participate.   Meaning that the 50+% to control a company is actually a myth.

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  • DragonantisDragonantis DublinPosts: 974Member

    I dunno how to feel about this, but that chill up and down my spine is telling me evils coming...

  • cooper85cooper85 Springfield, ILPosts: 386Member
    Originally posted by anemo

    14.7% ownership, THAT IS A TAKEOVER.

    you normally only need something like 8% to a max of 12% to pretty much control a company.   Essentially what happens when it comes time for share holders to vote for board of directors or any major vote(say merger), most people do not participate.   Meaning that the 50+% to control a company is actually a myth.

    Thank you for explaining.

  • LarsaLarsa NurembergPosts: 990Member

    It's a soft takeover and very probably one or two Nexon executives will get on the board at NCSoft and there's a very good chance one of them will sooner or later fill the position of chairman.

    I suspect it will be rather sooner. The old chairman, CEO and founder of NCSoft might stay on as CEO, usually with such deals these things are already agreed upon.

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  • DarkVagabondDarkVagabond Posts: 309Member Uncommon

    Maybe NCSoft can show Nexon how to hire customer support.

  • GTwanderGTwander San Diego, CAPosts: 6,035Member Uncommon

    It's like a win/win situation because they assume a giant jump once GW2 releases, guaranteeing dividends... and if they end up sinking for the other crap games they have, they might have to sign over the rights to them to stave off what is owed to the new 'investors'. Nexon is smurt.

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  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid GinnungagapPosts: 7,819Member Rare

    After reading the article i can expand my dreams. Tonight Im going to dream with Blade and Soul free to play... YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ITs just a dream, but hey, It Sounds great lol

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  • GTwanderGTwander San Diego, CAPosts: 6,035Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by rojo6934

    After reading the article i can expand my dreams. Tonight Im going to dream with Blade and Soul free to play... YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ITs just a dream, but hey, It Sounds great lol

    SHUTUP MAN!

    You're just gonna destroy my entire reality when it comes out with a 15$ a month sub, gets less attention from the devs because the western market ain't falling for it (like Aion), and then take years to go F2P (like Aion).

    This is the same company that outright ditched Auto Assault, Exteel and Tabula Rasa because they were too stupid to go F2P with them in the first place. The epitaph on their grave will read "always late to the party".

    /cry

     

    Plus, Nexon is THE WORST F2P company there is. Every single one of their games lack subtlety in the CS. They will ruin any NCsoft game worse than NCsoft can, should they get executive decision on how to run the microtransactions.

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  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid GinnungagapPosts: 7,819Member Rare
    Originally posted by GTwander
    Originally posted by rojo6934

    After reading the article i can expand my dreams. Tonight Im going to dream with Blade and Soul free to play... YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ITs just a dream, but hey, It Sounds great lol

    SHUTUP MAN!

    You're just gonna destroy my entire reality when it comes out with a 15$ a month sub, gets less attention from the devs because the western market ain't falling for it (like Aion), and then take years to go F2P (like Aion).

    This is the same company that outright ditched Auto Assault, Exteel and Tabula Rasa because they were too stupid to go F2P with them in the first place. The epitaph on their grave will read "always late to the party".

    /cry

     

    Plus, Nexon is THE WORST F2P company there is. Every single one of their games lack subtlety in the CS. They will ruin any NCsoft game worse than NCsoft can, should they get executive decision on how to run the microtransactions.

    well the article says Nexon only has a share ownership of 14.7% so maybe they could influence NCSOFT to release B&S as F2P while NCSOFT still managing it (including CS). As long as its not P2W i would love to see it F2P.

    It might be an interesting Odyssey from now until B&S releases in the West

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  • VhalnVhaln Chicago, ILPosts: 3,159Member

    Can't help but wonder what effect this will have on GW2's cash shop...

     

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  • FalconiumFalconium San Diego, CAPosts: 20Member

    If somehow Nexon gets a chance to influence GW2 cash shop it's going to be something like this-

    "Now in Cash Shop - Enchantment Scroll

    For just 1600 gems, you can buy an Enchantment Scroll! Apply this on any one of your item for a chance at up to three, random enchantments!

    With this scroll you have a 0.001% chance per use per item to get 21% bonus damage on one item! Buy more to get all your items to max enchantments to be able to do over 400% damage!"

    Oh wait, that would still be less P2W than MapleStory's cubes, nebulites, gachapon, and wheel of destinies. o___o

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 9,654Member Epic
    Originally posted by GTwander
    Originally posted by rojo6934

    After reading the article i can expand my dreams. Tonight Im going to dream with Blade and Soul free to play... YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ITs just a dream, but hey, It Sounds great lol

    SHUTUP MAN!

    You're just gonna destroy my entire reality when it comes out with a 15$ a month sub, gets less attention from the devs because the western market ain't falling for it (like Aion), and then take years to go F2P (like Aion).

    This is the same company that outright ditched Auto Assault, Exteel and Tabula Rasa because they were too stupid to go F2P with them in the first place. The epitaph on their grave will read "always late to the party".

    /cry

    Plus, Nexon is THE WORST F2P company there is. Every single one of their games lack subtlety in the CS. They will ruin any NCsoft game worse than NCsoft can, should they get executive decision on how to run the microtransactions.

    I've been waiting for B&S too.  I really like Aion's F2P model.  I hope they don't screw up that approach.

    I wish it would have been Perfect World and not Nexon.  Even thought they have some gambling in their cash shop, I still like them better.

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  • TardcoreTardcore MinskPosts: 2,325Member

    Not trying to be a killjoy but this news seems quite like the captain of the Titanic asking what's with all the racket and shaking.

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  • LizardKing89LizardKing89 Ft Wayne, INPosts: 55Member Uncommon

    I wonder how this will effect the next  "revolutionary" mmo, GW2.  These companies want to suck all the money they can from their customers never mind releasing a good product.   After TOR mmo's just don't apeal to me any longer.  Been screwed too many times now.

  • jpnzjpnz SydneyPosts: 3,529Member

    Do gamers really care who made the game?

    You see 'boycott game maker XYZ for ABC reason!' all the time but those games sell millions.

    D3, Starcraft2, COD has no LAN! Boycott!

    EA is the most evil company!

    But I look at the top 10 sales charts and all I see are COD, D3, FIFA etc.

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  • CyflymCyflym NeuwiedPosts: 30Member
    Originally posted by jpnz

    Do gamers really care who made the game?

    You see 'boycott game maker XYZ for ABC reason!' all the time but those games sell millions.

    D3, Starcraft2, COD has no LAN! Boycott!

    EA is the most evil company!

    But I look at the top 10 sales charts and all I see are COD, D3, FIFA etc.

     

    yea it's sad so see, like a junkie looking for his next fix

  • Lord_AthonLord_Athon Caldas da RainhaPosts: 165Member Uncommon

    I have to be honest, i've never tried any game from Nexon, so... ok, not even Vidictus. But, it's strange, when we see this from  a minor company buys the giant NCS.

    When we saw what happened with star trek with Perfect World, probably some of us were expecting something like this, the economy makes its laws, and the actual refund is so extremely big in a stupid F2P game than we can never believe. It's giant, the profit.

    I think this thread is allready closed, and the mod's can close it, but i think this subject has an important interest for discussion...

    PS... And Portugal wins Holland(Netherlands) on Sunday.  Go go Portugal ^-^

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