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Is it my imagination ?
Eastern mmos are not my style, nothing wrong with them, but It's the translation thing, the floral of the world, the teen school girl with the ten foot sparkling swards, and the lore doesn't seem to fit my particular culture. Definitely an expensive cash shop attached to the grind. Expensive cash shop most likely brought on by the Western translation.
From 9Dragons back in 2007, to Black Desert in 2016, it seems we have a new Eastern mmo released here in the west every few months. Sure me being from the United States and not doing any type of in detailed study, I'm shooting from the hip on their back round. But, from my perspective they make it look so easy. COST IN DEVELOPMENT NEVER SEEMS TO BE AN ISSUE. They have large extravagant worlds, full of unique features. None seem to be a buggy mess like Western releases......THEY SEEM TO BE PERFICT FOR THEIR STYLE.
What's going on here in the West ?.........My guess :
- Greed and cost.
- Deeper copy rights.
- Unnecessary management on the pay roll.
- Longer lunch breaks.
- No financial backers ( because of above ).
- The actual workers are the least paid, the bread and butter.
It seems that with all products, not just video games here in the west....... If a product type proves to be a success, everyone takes advantage. Everyone gets their foot in the door until the product is ruined ........It so bad that companies would file bankruptcy before all pocket dwellers would back off. New pocket dwellers are created and set in stone. Even if ten year's pass of no video games or any product, they will still be waiting !.......... Add that bankruptcy is a beautiful option for the retirement of companies. It's excepted and is no longer shameful. As Universities and Collages are pumping out new managers and marketers and law students this can only get worst.
This is what happened in the West, and why we don't have any good mmos to play