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Astellia Ending Service in Native South Korea As Of January - MMORPG.com

SystemSystem Member UncommonPosts: 5,023
edited December 2019 in News & Features Discussion

imageAstellia Ending Service in Native South Korea As Of January - MMORPG.com

In case you missed it, Astellia is ending its service in Korea in January 2020, according to a post from Nexon.

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  • TokkenTokken Member RarePosts: 2,450
    bye bye
    Make PvE GREAT Again!
  • Panther2103Panther2103 Member EpicPosts: 5,541
    DMKano said:
    The numbers of players were so low that Nexon didn't see any point in hosting the game anymore.

    While the game devs are doing the typical PR spin - that everything is OK for the other regions and that what happens with Astellia KR has not implications on NA/EU - is pure BS.

    The real question is how much life is left in the NA/EU version - in Korea the game didn't even last a year.
    Well how would it even work if the developers were the team in Korea? Would publishers elsewhere be capable of making content? I don't know if I've ever seen that in a game released elsewhere, usually it's by the main dev team and the other teams just localize it. 
  • TalemireTalemire Member UncommonPosts: 812
    At least they tried. People like what they like and they don't what they don't. Hopefully this doesn't discourage them.
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  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 7,167
    edited December 2019
    I'm just waiting on Quizzical's thesis on how the western version is perfectly fine and how this occurrence doesn't influence it any way....then I can give him a lol again.
    Asm0deusTuor7Roin
  • drkmgicdrkmgic Member UncommonPosts: 18
    wow nexon really is not doing well. im kind of sad. because this will be the doom of maple story even though i dont play it anymore.
    Asm0deus
  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 7,167
    DMKano said:
    Albatroes said:
    I'm just waiting on Quizzical's thesis on how the western version is perfectly fine and how this occurrence doesn't influence it any way....then I can give him a lol again.

    The game was doomed before it even launched in the west. As many have pointed out.

    My beef with Astellia and other failing games from Korea is simple - they bring it to the west without addressing the issues that are causing it to fail and just are after western $$$

    Well we tanked in Korea let's sucker western players into giving us money - we wont fix anything just add more genders and translate to English... go go go

    It's super shitty and needs to stop, if your game is tanking - fix it first, then bring it to other regions

    Always with the same line too "to ensure a better player experience and to make sure there is no pay-to-win, we are going buy-to-play." Every eastern game coming to the west always say "no pay-to-win." By saying "there will be no pay-to-win in this version" that's admitting that your first version is pay-to-win /smh.
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  • achmedeachmede Member UncommonPosts: 205
    We all knew it.
  • Asm0deusAsm0deus Member EpicPosts: 3,173
    achmede said:
    We all knew it.

    Well except for a few which shall remain unnamed yet have already been mentioned in this thread...lmao

    Brenics ~ Just to point out I do believe Chris Roberts is going down as the man who cheated backers and took down crowdfunding for gaming.





  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 7,167
    edited December 2019
    Asm0deus said:
    achmede said:
    We all knew it.

    Well except for a few which shall remain unnamed yet have already been mentioned in this thread...lmao

    Honestly, I don't fault people for wanting one of these games to succeed, especially when you look at the current market. I dont mean that in a 'bad' way, I mean most of these mmorpgs are doing the exact same thing just with a different coat of paint. There's no real mmorpg 'diversity' anymore, so the only alternative is to wait for an official "old" server of the game you used to like to pop up (I'm honestly more interested in a classic server for tbc wow instead of vanilla), pray for one of these kickstarter mmos to even reach a 'finish line' (and ignoring that they still have to sustain the game after, or back these eastern mmos that looks like they were made as a college project by 5 people.
    drkmgiccheeba
  • DaemonweaverDaemonweaver Member UncommonPosts: 123
    I bought into it out of desperation for a decent game. It is very generic rubbish, I tried really hard to get into it but it is just boring such a shame, when are we going to have a really good new game released :(
    Tuor7
  • Spriggen1337Spriggen1337 Member UncommonPosts: 276
    nexon should buy marvel heroes and get that back out i know alot of people willing to spend 200 bux gertting that char again
  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid Member EpicPosts: 10,347
    edited December 2019
    Nexon release and shut down more mmos than they change underwear. I get it that an mmo that is not profitable can't stay alive, but don't they feel like a joke at this point? Spending a lot of time and resources making random new mmos over and over with little effort and shutting them down with just as little effort.

    At least try to make a good game and make sure it's done right.
    At this point Nexon is throwing poo at a wall to see what sticks.
    nomadie




  • xkeeperxkeeper Member UncommonPosts: 19


    Nexon release and shut down more mmos than they change underwear. I get it that an mmo that is not profitable can't stay alive, but don't they feel like a joke at this point? Spending a lot of time and resources making random new mmos over and over with little effort and shutting them down with just as little effort.

    At least try to make a good game and make sure it's done right.
    At this point Nexon is throwing poo at a wall to see what sticks.




    Isn´t that what every company working with "games as a service" does? Or you mean to tell me that Epic Games planned the success of Fortnite?

    Theyu are all trying to find the "next big thing" while cutting their losses at optimal levels. Games will die along the way, it´s natural.
    Phoenix_Hawk
  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 7,167


    Nexon release and shut down more mmos than they change underwear. I get it that an mmo that is not profitable can't stay alive, but don't they feel like a joke at this point? Spending a lot of time and resources making random new mmos over and over with little effort and shutting them down with just as little effort.

    At least try to make a good game and make sure it's done right.
    At this point Nexon is throwing poo at a wall to see what sticks.



    Honestly, I think Nexon is getting ready to go out of business. A lot of their announced projects got cancelled or indefinitely delayed (Peria Chronicles was cancelled and FFXI mobile has been in 'stasis' for almost a 5 years?). Then you also had this earlier this year: https://www.mmorpg.com/news/ea-amazon-and-comcast-join-netmarble-and-kakao-by-submitting-bids-to-purchase-nexon-1000051643#vanilla-comments
    rojoArcueidPortz
  • Spriggen1337Spriggen1337 Member UncommonPosts: 276


    Nexon release and shut down more mmos than they change underwear. I get it that an mmo that is not profitable can't stay alive, but don't they feel like a joke at this point? Spending a lot of time and resources making random new mmos over and over with little effort and shutting them down with just as little effort.

    At least try to make a good game and make sure it's done right.
    At this point Nexon is throwing poo at a wall to see what sticks.



    alot of it is re skinned copy paste stuff tho so it might be worth the effort closing it down re skinning to give it a different shine earn some dollar until the next time it happens! that or a really good game comes along that gives them oomph factor
  • WarlyxWarlyx Member RarePosts: 3,019
    another game "BLESS"ed ;)
    Roin
  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid Member EpicPosts: 10,347






    Nexon release and shut down more mmos than they change underwear. I get it that an mmo that is not profitable can't stay alive, but don't they feel like a joke at this point? Spending a lot of time and resources making random new mmos over and over with little effort and shutting them down with just as little effort.

    At least try to make a good game and make sure it's done right.
    At this point Nexon is throwing poo at a wall to see what sticks.






    alot of it is re skinned copy paste stuff tho so it might be worth the effort closing it down re skinning to give it a different shine earn some dollar until the next time it happens! that or a really good game comes along that gives them oomph factor



    yeah it makes sense. No wonder why they release so many generic mmos so fast. A rehashing company is what they became.




  • nomadienomadie Member UncommonPosts: 163
    edited December 2019
    I find it ironic when a game in Korea that IP bans any IP outside of Korea wants Koreans to play outside of Korea. O.o Sadly Nexon is just a game killer. At the same time without the people who made the game the other version will die off as well with lack of content.
  • TillerTiller Member EpicPosts: 8,703
    Every time I've tried the Western version of the game it was pretty dead, even right after launch. I have feeling the game may be struggling here as well.
    SWG Bloodfin vet
    Elder Jedi/Elder Bounty Hunter
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,934
    Astellia Unchained Remastered founder packages coming soon.
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  • EmeraqEmeraq Member UncommonPosts: 1,020
    LoL Not even Koreans want to play this Korean game?  I know I didn't, I uninstalled Beta right away... To be fair, its tough for me to like new games, FFXIV has spoiled me and nothing lives up to the lore/story in any of the new MMORPGS.
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 14,209
    Torval said:
    Astellia Unchained Remastered founder packages coming soon.
    Now with even younger Astelles!


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  • Spriggen1337Spriggen1337 Member UncommonPosts: 276
    MMO is a fickle area you gotta have a great hook and reasonable in game store (cosmetic only) that doesn't bow to industry pressure while maintaining great contact with your community!
    with these 3 things you could make a relatively decent MMO in which you can still experiment features with your playerbase!
    Astellia just dont have any of this
  • RidelynnRidelynn Member EpicPosts: 7,032
    edited December 2019
    I was waiting for the F2P Unleashed Console edition
  • LukzfreshLukzfresh Member UncommonPosts: 125
    ATELLIA REMASTERED- YOU CAN BUY INTO EARLY ACCESS. DONT WAIT! ONLY $49.99... no refunds (small print)
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