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ArcheAge is "Game of the Year" in Korea

Informer80Informer80 Stefferson, IDPosts: 91Member

Translated as the President’s Award, XLGAMES’ ArcheAge clinched the top prize at this year’s Korea Game Awards. Usually held on the evening before G-Star begins, the company’s founder Mr Jake Song was there to receive the trophy, along with a huge cash prize.

ArcheAge at Koream Game Awards 2013 2

Other notable online titles which won includes Age of Storm (Excellence in Online Games),  and ArcheAge again (Planning and scenario, Graphics). Riot Games Korea won the award for company social responsibility. It seems weird NCsoft and Nexon are missing from the winners list…

Source: http://www.mmoculture.com/2013/11/korea-game-awards-2013-archeage-bags-3-awards-at-annual-event/

Korean Source: http://www.thisisgame.com/webzine/news/nboard/4/?n=50963

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  • WNxbadboy3WNxbadboy3 scunthoprePosts: 121Member Uncommon
    soo its not a bad game after all then. seen as its won game of the  year.
  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 20,008Member Uncommon
    Does make me think it might be more successful here in the west than first predicted by some on these forums.

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  • EberhardtEberhardt Killeen, TXPosts: 155Member
    Makes me wonder how much merit a Korean GOTY award can hold in the west. Because, as we've seen in the past, what Korean gamers believe is "good" may vary greatly from what we believe.
  • lugallugal Escondido, CAPosts: 639Member Uncommon
    Awards handed out by a group paid by the very people who are to be considered for the award. Wonder how much it cost to win?

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  • ZeniersZeniers Frisco, TXPosts: 1Member

    I was in Korea for the summer and whilst there, I got to see what games other people are playing and got to try Archeage for myself. Although it's a beautiful game, I feel like mmo's aren't very big in Korea at the moment. The Korean gaming scene is still caught up in the MOBA scene, specifically LoL and maybe DoTA. As a result, when you go to the PC Bang's in Korea, Archeage was hardly touched and you'd simply see either League or SC2 on most of the player's screens.

     

    I'm just curious how ArcheAge won GotY in Korea when it's not the most popular game in the Korean gaming scene at the moment. 

  • JuaksJuaks Cocoa, FLPosts: 274Member

    But still doesn't seem to be very popular, games like Aion, Blade & Soul and Tera are way more played but still top 20 which I guess is not bad

     

    Source:

    http://www.mmogreport.com/features/1078-top-online-games-ranking-in-korea-oct-2013

     

    Edit.

    Note:

    LOL once again the most popular game 2 years in a row

    WOW less popular than Aion among others but still is over AA.

    SC Brood War still more popular than SC2.

    Lineage is over 15 years old and still top 10 in S. Korea.

  • ghost047ghost047 montreal, QCPosts: 603Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Zeniers

    I'm just curious how ArcheAge won GotY in Korea when it's not the most popular game in the Korean gaming scene at the moment. 

    GoTY doesn't mean popular, look at the Oscar, it's not the most popular movies that win!

    Get a life you freaking Gamer.....no no, you don't understand, I'm a Gamer, I have many lives!!

  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCPosts: 4,818Member
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    Does make me think it might be more successful here in the west than first predicted by some on these forums.

    I laughed at this. When has this sites predictions ever been close ? If it's hyped up as the greatest game ever, it's going to spend the next 5-10 years as the worst game ever made. If it's a "fail" mmo it will probably do pretty well.

  • SirBalinSirBalin Joppa, MDPosts: 1,150Member Uncommon
    Shocks me as I heard nothing but bad things, even from US players playing in Korea.  I'd really like to know what the competition was.

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  • steelwindsteelwind Folsom, CAPosts: 346Member Uncommon
    IMHO it very much deserved it not to mention based on what MMO's are about to release this upcoming year, due to it's depth and innovation, I wouldn't be surprised if it won GOTY in NA as well. Regardless of what Korean players think about AA, there hasn't been a game like this in the west in a very very very long time if ever.
  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 20,008Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DamonVile
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    Does make me think it might be more successful here in the west than first predicted by some on these forums.

    I laughed at this. When has this sites predictions ever been close ? If it's hyped up as the greatest game ever, it's going to spend the next 5-10 years as the worst game ever made. If it's a "fail" mmo it will probably do pretty well.

    Well truth be told, while no game ever manages to exceed the financial success of WOW (or even come close to it) for the most part the AAA titles all manage to hold their own. Sure, there might be some changes in payment models, but few actually shrink to the point of closing.

    Sure wish Trion would start sharing some information on their plans to deliver this title as I'm still interested in learning more about it, and I haven't taken the time to complete my Rosetta Stone Korean language primer yet. image

     

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  • DarthRaidenDarthRaiden gdfgfPosts: 4,333Member

    Showing at the feature list of this game (whioch is everything in LIVE server and not some promised lies )  this doesn't  surprise  me.

     

    No MMORPG  has ever come close to have so many features in place.

     

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  • AmbrosiaAmorAmbrosiaAmor Miami, FLPosts: 915Member

    Grats to XLGAMES :)

    TRION dumped the whole Minecraft thing... which just boggles the mind. They have to say something before the end of the year!

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  • LahuzerLahuzer BorPosts: 668Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by AmbrosiaAmor

    Grats to XLGAMES :)

    TRION dumped the whole Minecraft thing... which just boggles the mind. They have to say something before the end of the year!

    Minecraft thing?

  • ShadanwolfShadanwolf Posts: 2,114Member Uncommon
    I think we should ask the Russians to wake up Trion and tell then ArcheAge won the award...and while there at it how to launch a Korean language game.
  • madazzmadazz A town, ONPosts: 1,564Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ghost047
    Originally posted by Zeniers

    I'm just curious how ArcheAge won GotY in Korea when it's not the most popular game in the Korean gaming scene at the moment. 

    GoTY doesn't mean popular, look at the Oscar, it's not the most popular movies that win!

    I highly recommend not using the Oscar's as a comparison. The Oscars are not based upon talent, skill or quality. It is based upon a select few who meat and base their opinions on factors that may have nothing to do with any given movie. This has been proven too.

     

  • wormedwormed Calgary, ABPosts: 374Member Uncommon
    I'm still excited for AA. So far it seems like OWPvP is a big part of it and that makes me happy.
  • nerovipus32nerovipus32 dublinPosts: 2,735Member
    It's more ambitious than most mmo's so i guess it deserves it. I just don't see it releasing over here. Trion are not on a roll at the moment.
  • nerovipus32nerovipus32 dublinPosts: 2,735Member
    Originally posted by madazz
    Originally posted by ghost047
    Originally posted by Zeniers

    I'm just curious how ArcheAge won GotY in Korea when it's not the most popular game in the Korean gaming scene at the moment. 

    GoTY doesn't mean popular, look at the Oscar, it's not the most popular movies that win!

    I highly recommend not using the Oscar's as a comparison. The Oscars are not based upon talent, skill or quality. It is based upon a select few who meat and base their opinions on factors that may have nothing to do with any given movie. This has been proven too.

     

    Oscars are given for the performance of an actor, it's very much based on talent and skill judged by people in the craft.

  • AmbrosiaAmorAmbrosiaAmor Miami, FLPosts: 915Member
    Originally posted by Lahuzer
    Originally posted by AmbrosiaAmor

    Grats to XLGAMES :)

    TRION dumped the whole Minecraft thing... which just boggles the mind. They have to say something before the end of the year!

    Minecraft thing?

     

    Yeah TRION announced TROVE, which is sort of a mesh between Minecraft and Cube World. But then again, they have full control over this versus ArcheAge in which they have very little control over (as far as giving out info/dates/etc). We have to wait till XLGames decides to give them any sort of info to then pass it on to us.

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  • CoatedCoated Woodside, CAPosts: 340Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by lugal
    Awards handed out by a group paid by the very people who are to be considered for the award. Wonder how much it cost to win?

     

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  • xpiherxpiher Indianapolis, INPosts: 3,311Member

    The game is popular enough to sustain itself through its cash shop. The reason its not a huge success is because the game isn't grindy in the way koreans like to grind. They like HUGE CARROTs on sticks to swat at when they play games. That illusive gold status on LoL, the Raid boss level in PvP in Aion, etc. ArchAge doesn't have that and it didn't release with all the features that would have drawn in the Tear and L2 crowds (player created factions and politics). Its getting there though, and once its reached that point, it will get released in the west.

    I've actually played it btw. The only thing I'm disappointed by with the game was the inital combat system or the one it launched with I guess. It was very CC fest heavy with tab targeting. They haven't completely fixed that problem, but its A LOT BETTER than it was. 

     

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  • xAPOCxxAPOCx Vineland, NJPosts: 869Member
    Originally posted by lugal
    Awards handed out by a group paid by the very people who are to be considered for the award. Wonder how much it cost to win?

    Ask SOE.

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  • rogue187rogue187 waterford, MIPosts: 151Member
    Originally posted by xpiher

    The game is popular enough to sustain itself through its cash shop. The reason its not a huge success is because the game isn't grindy in the way koreans like to grind. They like HUGE CARROTs on sticks to swat at when they play games. That illusive gold status on LoL, the Raid boss level in PvP in Aion, etc. ArchAge doesn't have that and it didn't release with all the features that would have drawn in the Tear and L2 crowds (player created factions and politics). Its getting there though, and once its reached that point, it will get released in the west.

    I've actually played it btw. The only thing I'm disappointed by with the game was the inital combat system or the one it launched with I guess. It was very CC fest heavy with tab targeting. They haven't completely fixed that problem, but its A LOT BETTER than it was. 

     

    then western peeps should like it :)

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