[More info] After a couple of days of court sessions and a verdict in Korea laid on a few ex-NCsoft employees, Bluehole Studio’s North American subsidiary, En Masse Entertainment, finally stepped out and address the growing concerns for TERA’s English launch. While facts were echoed, in which developer Bluehole Studio was found not guilty, I still believe that assets from the planned Lineage III were altered and used. You can read the full statement from En Masse here.
While this is one thing which turned me off, the marketing antics of En Masse is less than ethical to say, which I posted a couple of months back and is currently still bothering me. In a bid to justify banning Asian IPs, including mine, they went as far as to label ALL of us as hackers. Isn’t it a big gaming corporation’s jobs to allow everyone to play and then weed out those players from their side? Are there no hackers from North America? This company is certainly taking the easy way out with minimal effort to engage the world audience.
I understand that Taiwan and China will be getting their own servers soon, but there are still several countries in Asia with English speaking majorities. I think I have said enough, but En Masse and Bluehole certainly left a bad taste in my mouth. And to think TERA is launching on my birthday. I did paid a few quids to play in the European Beta, but fortunately, there are a couple of bigger games on the horizon 🙂