Mizuki, on Dec 29, 2012 - 3:22 PM, said:
Not a fact of being inappropriate, NcSoft West is making unknown changes
It's a westernization process, which means it'll be a changing of the game to better appeal to western audiences. Typically this does not include sweeping mechanics alterations, but aesthetic and business changes. Common changes include:
- Altering the art to better suit regional tastes. This likely means toning down any overt sexualization of perceived underaged character models, which is less acceptable in western culture than eastern culture. We can also expect a shifting of many "cute" aesthetics to a more "aggressive" sort of aesthetic; typically eastern companies style their games to fit western audiences with a more "bad ass" sort of appeal rather than using "cute," as that does not sell as well.
- The story being tailored so western players can better relate to it and understand it. Not to say there will be fundamental changes to its core message or elements, but you can reasonably expect it to favor more western styles of storytelling.
- Business model changes to better mirror competitors in the western market.
I sincerely doubt an overarching change like combat mechanics to happen, it accomplishes nothing for the westernization of the title. Changing combat mechanics from a pre-established system means extra work for developers, which NCsoft wouldn't do since it translates into more development time for no obvious monetary gain. Point being, there's no rationale for changing the combat system from what already exists.
I would answer the OP's question if I knew, but I simply don't have access to the Korean product, nor do I speak or understand Korean, so my knowledge gained would be quite limited.