The article goes on about the recent boom of LA's popularity on KR, as a continuous stream and care from the devs SmileGate continue to improve the base game, allowing LA to dodge bullets and rapidly becoming now the most popular RPG in KR.
LA's success after the decay in its first years is given to key factors such as:
- A continuous effort on its development bringing a constant amount of updates.
- A soft approach to "pay to win" with LA considered one of the less P2W MMOs in KR.
Out of Korea alone as well, Lost Ark on Twitch is constantly trending on the top of the most viewed titles.
All of this bodes well for the long-term support of this title + the West release. It's on the hands of Amazon to ensure its key aspects transpire on their release of the game, avoiding the max-greedium factor that is already runing LA Russia.
If Amazon handles it well, with the recent upgrades that Smilegate did to the game, LA is set to be a mainstream MMO on the west, tho not very huge because of region-lock ripparino.