Tera Online If you're interested.
Posted Apr 17, 2012 - 10:02 AM
This case is a criminal case between NCsoft and former employees of NCsoft. This is not the civil case of NCsoft vs. BHS. The NCsoft vs. BHS case is still pending an appeal.
Posted Apr 17, 2012 - 11:51 AM
The BHS vs NCSOFT case has been over for a while. But the posted new update for this year only re-affirms it by re-stating it again.
Posted Apr 17, 2012 - 12:12 PM
The way I read these statements is that NCsoft won the first Civil case and BHS appealed that decision. BHS then won the second civil case (the one in 2011), and NCsoft appealed that decision. Now it comes down to South Korea’s Supreme Court to finally settle the matter.
This post has been edited by Genjimaru: Apr 17, 2012 - 12:26 PM
Posted Apr 17, 2012 - 12:29 PM
Ah well. Either way, it's unlikely they'll stop TERA at this point. If anything, there will likely be some form of agreement for profit split.
Despite the wrongdoings by those few ex-staff members, this whole mess has only made me more angry towards NCSOFT.
These are some really lame court troll tactics they're employing here. But I suppose this is to be expected of NCSOFT.
Posted Apr 17, 2012 - 1:28 PM
Pretty much every major NA player in the MMO scene has had to settle with this "Paltalk Holdings Inc," Just so they can do business. The article is a little old, but I’m sure they are still around.
I do agree with you Tash, I expect some sort of settlement/profit sharing to result of this case.
I don’t want to come down as too much of a hard-ass, but I got to side with NCsoft. Don’t get me wrong, I love TERA. I think it’s a great game. I have two accounts ready and waiting for the game. But that does not change the fact NCsoft was stolen from. As someone who has been waiting for the true successor to L2 for a long time, I can only wonder what would have been.
Oddly enough I hope that both BHS and Ncsoft will be able to grow as game developers after this. NCsoft has been the top dog in Korea for a very long time. Some real competition between the two should hopefully lead to better games in the future.
Posted Apr 17, 2012 - 1:48 PM
You always know how to make me cry.
I don't know with this rocky start even without the whole court issue, they didn't seem to hit the right note with Korea, but hey you could always move to the west... oh no wait all the anime style hate.
I don't know how forgiving those guys over there, if they are reasonable they can probably save themselves.
Posted Apr 17, 2012 - 2:02 PM
We have tons and tons of patent trolls in NA. It's ridiculous how they push the system around in circles. There is few judges that actually catch them and corner them but then they can't do much if anything to them.
The Tim Landell case was the prime example of patent trolling in the gaming industry.
If you research the guy for just 5 minutes, I guarantee you'll want to throw up. It's disgusting.
Posted Apr 18, 2012 - 4:09 PM
to me it looks like all they added to the combat system is a crosshair and a dodge skill but people on the internet are acting like its the 7th heaven.
i know the graphics and environment look great, no doubt, but the style of the gameplay looks kind of generic to me.