What is the future of NC West?

Re: What is the future of NC West?

Postby Elmar » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:43 pm

While MxM is still operational in Korea, players seem to be quite unhappy over there too. They are awaiting the end - 결국 또 기다림의 시간이 도래하는군요/"the time to wait for the last curtain has come" - hoping that MxM servers will be opened in China and that the situation will be better there:
https://mxm.plaync.com/board/free/view? ... rd&size=20

The title of their last comic - "Close up the World" - is rather prophetic:
http://www.nc-comix.com/ko/toon/10038
(it was published in November/December 2016 :D )
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Re: What is the future of NC West?

Postby Pretume » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:52 pm

I believe if they had made this game for mobile it would have done much better. Mobile players like half assed gaming on the go.
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Re: What is the future of NC West?

Postby Elmar » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:53 pm

Draecke wrote:let's see if this means Juji wil return to L2 or maybe another project or as being in charge of MxM fired hmm ?


I have already suggested to Hime that they should move Juji back to L2:
http://boards.lineage2.com/showthread.php?t=294391#13

Maybe it helps. I would hate to see Juji really fired.

If everybody reading this logs into the official forum and posts a "+1" for my suggestion we could build up public pressure.

#saveJuji
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Re: What is the future of NC West?

Postby Elmar » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:27 pm

Update:
Juji is safe, he won't be fired:
http://boards.lineage2.com/showthread.php?t=294391#14

Now let's hope that we will get him back for Lineage 2, if not as a Producer then maybe as a Contact Officer for/at the headquarter in Seoul. His good relationship with Global Producer Nam Taek-rim could help to make the Korean side better understand the special needs of the West (Clan Cloaks etc.) :)
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Re: What is the future of NC West?

Postby Illogical » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:55 pm

Too little, too late.
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Re: What is the future of NC West?

Postby Lineage » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:30 am

How come those guys haven't noticed L2 loot boxes all this time?


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Re: What is the future of NC West?

Postby Elmar » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:14 am

My first guess would be that through the relatively low player numbers Lineage 2 is sort of flying under the radar horizon. In Star Wars: Battlefront II there is apparently a much larger and more active community:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... lAFl9ruZrk
(Special thanks to QbaQ for the video!)


Another reason could be that NCWest is located in the USA, and NCsoft's headoffice in Korea. Electronic Arts, on the other hand, has studios all over Europe (Britain, Germany, France ...):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Arts#Current
So they are much easier to get a grip on for the European authorities. Maybe that's the reason why Innova with its office in Luxemburg is slightly more careful with pay-to-win events :P
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Re: What is the future of NC West?

Postby BergEr » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:36 am

The big reason is probably that ppl went ape shit about the boxes in SW BF 2.
One EA post on reddit is currently at -675513 points (so atleast that many downvotes), this is a new record by miles.

They made guides on how to call EA and get a refund on the game, ppl sent mails to Disney saying EA is destroying their brand (Star Wars) etc.

Shit went viral because EA pushed it too far.
some site I can't find right now wrote:Unlocking Everything in Battlefront II Requires 4528 hours or $2100
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Re: What is the future of NC West?

Postby Illogical » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:55 am

CoD:WW2 is a 18+ game sold to 12 year olds. Parents not knowing what they buy for their kids and suddenly realizing their kids are gambling.
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Re: What is the future of NC West?

Postby Pretume » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:33 pm

Illogical wrote:CoD:WW2 is a 18+ game sold to 12 year olds. Parents not knowing what they buy for their kids and suddenly realizing their kids are gambling.


games nowadays are played by a totally different audience that they are intended to.

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