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Astellia massive interview

DragnelusDragnelus UtrechtMember EpicPosts: 2,714
Read the whole interview@

https://mmoculture.com/2019/02/astellia-massive-interview-with-barunson-ea-on-upcoming-western-server/


Q: Not many gamers might know Barunson E&A, and some might mistake the company as Barunson Interactive, developer of Dragonica. Kindly introduce your company to our readers 

A: Barunson E&A is a publishing studio focused on bringing AAA Games to the Western market. We’re a team that’s passionate about creating the best online gaming experience for our players. As a publisher, BE&A is dedicated to bringing players and great games together, while providing industry-best services through a secure account system, well-supported customer service, and a gamer-centric approach to our community.

Q: I understand that Barunson E&A has opened an office in North America. Why the decision to expand now? Which regions will the new subsidiary oversee?

A: Our NA Office has been opened to give us a direct channel into the Western Market and from there we will service both NA & EU Regions, supporting three languages at launch: EN, DE, FR.

Q: With most game companies pivoting towards mobile games, why is Barunson E&A starting a new journey in the English market with a PC title?

A: Astellia is a 6-year long labor of love, and the vision behind this game has been a driving force within the project. We know many studios are shifting their focus to mobile games, it makes solid business sense with lower investments and the potential for large returns on the investment. Astellia is focused on providing players with a return to the classic MMO tenants, and this shift in the market only makes us more firm in our belief that players are waiting for the next MMORPG that is built to last, instead of all these short term projects we keep seeing.



Mikeha

Comments

  • DragnelusDragnelus UtrechtMember EpicPosts: 2,714

    Q: The big topic these days for games are loot boxes. Will they be in Astellia? And what should players expect from the monetization model in the game?

    A: Astellia will be Buy to Play with micro-transactions in game. We have embraced the motto of “Play to Win”, what this means is the Pay to Win mechanics you see in other regions are going to be adapted into rewards for our build. As an example, instead of paying for full heal potions, you will earn them through time played or achievements etc. In our current business model, we do not have plans to sell Loot Crates for money, but they may be available as some form of in-game reward for in-game activity.


  • iixviiiixiixviiiix GSMember RarePosts: 1,773
    edited February 11
    Dragnelus said:

    Buy to Play with micro-transactions

    B2P with optional subscription or else is just empty promise . No micro-transactions in any form .

    Post edited by iixviiiix on
  • DragnelusDragnelus UtrechtMember EpicPosts: 2,714
    iixviiiix said:
    Dragnelus said:

    Buy to Play with micro-transactions

    B2P with optional subscription or else is just empty promise . No micro-transactions in any form .

    I cant imagine any mmo with micro transactions anymore.

  • alkarionlogalkarionlog SMember RarePosts: 2,044
    edited February 11
    Dragnelus said:

    Q: The big topic these days for games are loot boxes. Will they be in Astellia? And what should players expect from the monetization model in the game?

    A: Astellia will be Buy to Play with micro-transactions in game. We have embraced the motto of “Play to Win”, what this means is the Pay to Win mechanics you see in other regions are going to be adapted into rewards for our build. As an example, instead of paying for full heal potions, you will earn them through time played or achievements etc. In our current business model, we do not have plans to sell Loot Crates for money, but they may be available as some form of in-game reward for in-game activity.

    lol I think I can say this, not only the site linked here is in russian, but B2P and embraced the pay to win (don't matter how they spin this), already made this game a pretty HUGE hard pass,
    Post edited by alkarionlog on
    FOR HONOR, FOR FREEDOM.... and for some money.
  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 20,196
    Buy to play with microtransactions that aren't pay to win, and up to three companions to help you in combat at a time?  Sounds like Guild Wars 1.
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