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Scarlet Blade: Open Beta Launches

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  • PurutzilPurutzil East Stroudsburg, PAPosts: 2,924Member Uncommon
    See its fine if the characters look all sexual like it, what bothers me is that its advertised and its heavily focused on it. It just makes me cringe and not want to bother playing it. Theres one thing about 'teasing' of it (Tera does this) and then this... yeah... its quite blatent the gameplay probably sucks. I like to try things out and all but this... I just can't get over how sexualized it is. It just demeans the entire game to me. 
  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 14,779Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Torvaldr

    Hmm, tits and ass.  That sells.

    Not necessarily.  An item mall game needs people to hang around for long enough to buy stuff from the item mall in order to make money.  Just getting a bunch of attention and a bunch of people to download and play the game briefly isn't enough if you can't convert a substantial fraction of them into paying customers.

    If all that you're selling is sex, then you'll get the attention of a lot of people for a short period of time, but not necessarily a long period of time.  Porn movies are far less likely to have viewers want to watch the whole thing to see how it ends than other types of movies that actually try to have a compelling plot.

    There's also the economic argument that if there were a ton of money to be made by selling games like this, we'd probably see a lot more of them.  Porn is far more prevalent in a number of other types of media.  Aeria is even getting a lot of publicity precisely because this is unusual for an MMORPG; porn in other types of media commonly doesn't have that marketing advantage.

  • Squeak69Squeak69 Colorado Springs, COPosts: 956Member

    wait over 300k people with around a mill hours . . . . . ? so the average test time for most people was roughly 3.5 hours

    . . . . . . honestly thats dousnt boud well in my opion since most people tend to spend between 5 and 10 hours over a beta weekend, and thats not counting some people ike me who just sit there are all day.

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  • alshid99alshid99 outside USPosts: 4Member

    I see that most of people here see this game as "tits and ass". That's not 100% wrong. I personally thought like that too the first time I saw this game.

    This game's main sell point is the female characters' design and the other sexy things like the artworks. While I cannot deny that, I can tell you that the gameplay itself is not that bad. It's mediocre, but it feels like RF Online. There's a faction war like 12sky2. And the skills' visuals are quite neat. Overall, it's enjoyable. I had a good time with the community there too, at least in CBT. The age restriction doesn't let those brats get in, which is good. I didn't have to worry about childish chat in area/shout. If I have to point the flaw in this game, probably not in the game but in aeria games itself.

    If you're okay with the character design (and you're on the right age), you may want to give it a try. I personally see the "tits and ass" as a bonus, not the main content. If I were to seek for "tits and ass", I better go find some prawn instead, not this game. This game has no pr0n content or whatsoever. It's only those people with narrow mind that say that, or they simply get uncomfortable with this kind of game, which I cannot blame them.

  • CorpocesCorpoces Longmont, COPosts: 18Member

    Yeah, some people feel this kind of game does not belong on the market and children should not even know games like these are out there. We as gamers should never scream censor about any game. The last thing we want is to set a negative precedence about any type of content. The freedom we have to create any game and to play any game is too important to be ruined by closed minded people who do not have the will power to look away or feel is their god given right to tell others what to do.

    In my opinion, I think the whole concept of this game is hilarious and I shutter at the thought people will be controlling mouse with one hand and enjoying the view with the other…lol. Each his or her own, and that is what the freedom we enjoy tells us.

  • EhliyaEhliya Washington, DCPosts: 199Member

    So a company finally decided to craft an MMO from the Id of a fifteen year old boy...

    The purity of purpose, the strength of will to harness lust and greed so seamlessly - one cannot but stand in awe....

  • NC360NC360 Rome, NYPosts: 67Member

    1) Boobies aren't evil. If they bother any of you that much, don't play the game.

    2) All types of MMOs should exist. There is no need to force your own beliefs on "sin" on someone else.

    3) The people who praise violence but hate nudity, need to understand that they're not being forced to play this game.

    4) There is nothing evil about them selling a game like this. People can watch movies that are FAR MORE sexual, but not many are complaining about that. Well some people are, but not to this degree.

     

  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INPosts: 3,740Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by raapnaap

    I guess this is what it comes to if all the other games you publish are mediocre at best.

     

    I know MMORPG.com needs to generate an income as much as Aeria Games does, but both parties should be disgusted with supporting this kind of game development. It's not what MMO's or games in general need.

     

    Try getting customers by creating a game that's worth playing, not by using pathetic marketing tactics like this.

     
     

     Im surprised Aeria games really stooped this low with this game....Their games have been going downhill for a few years now and this one is pretty much the base of the mountain....I jsut dont think they can go any lwoer than this.

  • PanzerbasePanzerbase Chicago, ILPosts: 423Member
    Remember, boobs are the givers of life, we have all quenched our thrist on a set of boobs. 
  • OtakunOtakun New Providence, PAPosts: 864Member
    Funny that probably 90% of the people on here are unaware that Scarlet Blade is actually based off an anime. Alls they care about is OMG BOOBS! 
  • alshid99alshid99 outside USPosts: 4Member

    Queen's Blade anime+manga and Queens Blade mmorpg are actually different. They came from different country and the settings are totally different. So no.

    Queen's Blade also has story. Not 24/7 OMG BOOBS!.

  • jesteralwaysjesteralways ChittagongPosts: 1,017Member Uncommon
    this game is a horrible downgraded version of dragona online. the only reason i even try out this game is boobs. yeah you can call me whatever you like but at least i am looking at something beautiful rather than blood and gore. but that is not what i wanted to say, in dragona online at least the main story line had voice acting upto certain point of the game, this game doesn't have any voice acting to begin with. dragona online has no faction, so every class does the same story content, in scarlet balde there are 2 faction but both faction starts at same region, do same quests, interact with same npc, everything is same except in quest description the faction name changes Royal GuardsFree Knights. so their "epic" storyline is complete BS. pvp is same as dragona online, if we queue as group some of the group member gets left behind and others enter to even out the number bnetween faction and as soon as we enter bg the group disbands and all the players find themselves inside bg as stray dogs, not enough time to form a proper party before match starts. the pvp maps and their objectives are same as dragona online except the look. and i can keep going about all the horrible flaws liveplex just copy pasted into Scarlet Blade from Dragona. it seems like the only selling point of this game is boobs. which is a big disappointment, whoever designed the game is a moron. and as far as the publisher AGE goes, well they are still the same as always, outdated server equipment resulting laggy server, players from SEA suffers constant lag freeze whether we are fighting or just running around, even players from europe; countries like germany or netherlands; suffers huge like like 250-300msec, this part of AGE has never changed. the 1st game i played from AGE was their flagship shaiya, i dropped it because of it's heavily pay2win design and on top of that lagfreeze, then i tried EE when it 1st came out in 2011 and left in less than a month because of same reason and also constant announcement spam that made the lagging even worse, it is 2013 now and that lag is still here along with constant announcement spam. bad game with bad publisher, more than enough reason for me to not look at obt.

    i want an open world, no phasing, no instancing.i want meaningful owpvp.i want player driven economy.i want meaningful crafting.i want awesome exploration, a sense of thrill.i want ow housing with a meaningful effect on my entire gameplay experience, not just some instanced crap.i want all of these free of cost, i don't wanna pay you a cent, game devs can eat grass and continue developing game for me.
    Seems like that is the current consensus of western mmo players.

  • alshid99alshid99 outside USPosts: 4Member
    Originally posted by NC360

    1) Boobies aren't evil. If they bother any of you that much, don't play the game.

    2) All types of MMOs should exist. There is no need to force your own beliefs on "sin" on someone else.

    3) The people who praise violence but hate nudity, need to understand that they're not being forced to play this game.

    4) There is nothing evil about them selling a game like this. People can watch movies that are FAR MORE sexual, but not many are complaining about that. Well some people are, but not to this degree.

     

     

    I agree. They did put the "Mature MMORPG" tag there, which means this is supposed for adults, not for underaged. But these people still raging pointlessly. If you guys are shooting Aeria Games for releasing such game with sexual content even though they already put "Mature MMORPG" and age restriction, it's like you're being mad at a certain production house that produce pr0n movies and already put the "R-18" tag on their cover. Total nonsense.

     
  • jesteralwaysjesteralways ChittagongPosts: 1,017Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by alshid99

    Queen's Blade anime+manga and Queens Blade mmorpg are actually different. They came from different country and the settings are totally different. So no.

    Queen's Blade also has story. Not 24/7 OMG BOOBS!.

    actually this game is set on a parallel world to original queen's blade anime+manga, liveplex made a deal with the anime publishers to use the name and it is also not the 1st queen's blade game that was developed outside japan. but as you have said queen's blade has a story and a very good one, i even consider it the best fantasy rpg like anime+manga, if only they would cut off too much boobs and sex sales. but this particular game has no story or whatsoever. terrible.

    i want an open world, no phasing, no instancing.i want meaningful owpvp.i want player driven economy.i want meaningful crafting.i want awesome exploration, a sense of thrill.i want ow housing with a meaningful effect on my entire gameplay experience, not just some instanced crap.i want all of these free of cost, i don't wanna pay you a cent, game devs can eat grass and continue developing game for me.
    Seems like that is the current consensus of western mmo players.

  • alshid99alshid99 outside USPosts: 4Member
    Originally posted by jesteralways
    this game is a horrible downgraded version of dragona online. the only reason i even try out this game is boobs. yeah you can call me whatever you like but at least i am looking at something beautiful rather than blood and gore. but that is not what i wanted to say, in dragona online at least the main story line had voice acting upto certain point of the game, this game doesn't have any voice acting to begin with. dragona online has no faction, so every class does the same story content, in scarlet balde there are 2 faction but both faction starts at same region, do same quests, interact with same npc, everything is same except in quest description the faction name changes Royal GuardsFree Knights. so their "epic" storyline is complete BS. pvp is same as dragona online, if we queue as group some of the group member gets left behind and others enter to even out the number bnetween faction and as soon as we enter bg the group disbands and all the players find themselves inside bg as stray dogs, not enough time to form a proper party before match starts. the pvp maps and their objectives are same as dragona online except the look. and i can keep going about all the horrible flaws liveplex just copy pasted into Scarlet Blade from Dragona. it seems like the only selling point of this game is boobs. which is a big disappointment, whoever designed the game is a moron. and as far as the publisher AGE goes, well they are still the same as always, outdated server equipment resulting laggy server, players from SEA suffers constant lag freeze whether we are fighting or just running around, even players from europe; countries like germany or netherlands; suffers huge like like 250-300msec, this part of AGE has never changed. the 1st game i played from AGE was their flagship shaiya, i dropped it because of it's heavily pay2win design and on top of that lagfreeze, then i tried EE when it 1st came out in 2011 and left in less than a month because of same reason and also constant announcement spam that made the lagging even worse, it is 2013 now and that lag is still here along with constant announcement spam. bad game with bad publisher, more than enough reason for me to not look at obt.
     

    and this is by far is the most accurate thing to say about scarlet blade, instead of pointless raging to the b00bs.

  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöPosts: 17,962Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by JasonJ
    Originally posted by Sarariel
    Avoiding due to the patheticaly disgusting adverts

     Which are very tame compared to Age of Conans...funny how people didnt rip into that game for its BOOBS and TEETS just because it wasnt anime based while calling everyone remotely interested in it a bunch of perverts...double standard much?

    Uhm, I guess you werent at this forum when AoCs NDA were lifted.

    There was a huge moral outcry here and AoC eventually censored a lot of things. Already the launchversion toned down things a lot, like the girl you save on the beach in the tutorial, she was a lot more interested in the player in the beta version.

    AoC do indeed play a lot on sex but it is not the main point of the game. Scarlett blade on the other hand seems to focus everything on it. There are actually realistic and covering armors in AoC and as a player you can choose to wear them instead of chainmail bikini.

    In SB and TERA there doesnt seems to be that choice, and that is bad. I am not against sexy clothes in MMOs as long as any player also can choose to wear something more sensible.

    Then again, maybe SB have amazingly fun gameplay, a lot of us can forgive many things if it have that but I have my doubts...

  • SwaneaSwanea Vegas, NVPosts: 2,368Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    Originally posted by Torvaldr

    Hmm, tits and ass.  That sells.

    Not necessarily.  An item mall game needs people to hang around for long enough to buy stuff from the item mall in order to make money.  Just getting a bunch of attention and a bunch of people to download and play the game briefly isn't enough if you can't convert a substantial fraction of them into paying customers.

    If all that you're selling is sex, then you'll get the attention of a lot of people for a short period of time, but not necessarily a long period of time.  Porn movies are far less likely to have viewers want to watch the whole thing to see how it ends than other types of movies that actually try to have a compelling plot.

    There's also the economic argument that if there were a ton of money to be made by selling games like this, we'd probably see a lot more of them.  Porn is far more prevalent in a number of other types of media.  Aeria is even getting a lot of publicity precisely because this is unusual for an MMORPG; porn in other types of media commonly doesn't have that marketing advantage.

    So, on that note the in game store sells an item called unseal or something.

    Basically, it allows you to make that armor not show up on your character in the world.

    So....you can be nude....

  • SiveriaSiveria Saint John, New BrunswickPosts: 1,200Member Uncommon

    Game kinda sucks anyway, and the female player chars look hideously deformed with those body proportions. Its bascally just a lame wow-clone with girls with big tits. The girls with big tits is about the only thing scarlet blade has going for it, the rest of the game is pretty shitty and generic. The human chars also look like they are made of plastic and move like it too. I'd say don't waste your time, there are lots of other way better mmorpgs out there, Aeria has a few even.

    If the game had more going for it than just girls with big tits, it'd may have actually been a good game, but sadly thats all it has, other than this its just your run of the mil low budget korean wow-clone.

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  • mymmomymmo StockholmPosts: 300Member

    "Signup with facebook?? No way! No one must know of my kinky, filthy fetish..." 

    the best thing coming out of this game.

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  • TuchakaTuchaka san diego, CAPosts: 468Member
    yep keep talking trash and they will get more players
  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranPosts: 4,533Member Uncommon
    ok so the game is full of half naked asian chick or whatever.. but is the game any good lol.. i guess no..
  • TheHavokTheHavok San Jose, CAPosts: 2,398Member Uncommon

    At first, I thought a game like this was a bad idea.  But then a friend of mine (who is female nonetheless) made a good point that: yeah its over the top with its ass and boobs - but what adult is really bothered by pixel ass and boobs? 

    After you get past the initial surprise of seeing everything sexualized, you really just put it out of your head and your next thought is 'time to play!'

    Seriously, we've all seen nudity before.  This is like barbie doll partial nudity.  After awhile you just just forget about it and focus on the gameplay.

  • DihoruDihoru ConstantaPosts: 2,731Member
    Originally posted by TheHavok

    At first, I thought a game like this was a bad idea.  But then a friend of mine (who is female nonetheless) made a good point that: yeah its over the top with its ass and boobs - but what adult is really bothered by pixel ass and boobs? 

    After you get past the initial surprise of seeing everything sexualized, you really just put it out of your head and your next thought is 'time to play!'

    Seriously, we've all seen nudity before.  This is like barbie doll partial nudity.  After awhile you just just forget about it and focus on the gameplay.

    Wait ti'll the closet pedo demographic find out about this game and start raging that the girls look too young in the game (elins) XD

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  • TheHavokTheHavok San Jose, CAPosts: 2,398Member Uncommon

    That leads me to another point:

    I know as an American, I have been sort of programmed to be as politically correct as possible.  This is due to past race, gender, religious, and sexual orientation issues in my country.

    With that being said...

    I think we are losing the ability to look at something that is fiction, laugh about it, then carry on with our real lives.  I doubt the Korean devs of this game REALLY expect girls to run around with almost nothing on and make sexual innuendos in their lives.

    Not everything has a hidden agenda.

  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCPosts: 4,818Member
    Originally posted by Dihoru

    Wait ti'll the closet pedo demographic find out about this game and start raging that the girls look too young in the game (elins) XD

    I think there's already a whole lot of closet raging going on over this game. Some of the most prolific posters against this game know an awful lot about it and it's game play.

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