The amount of MMOs NCsoft pumps out alone has to make you question their quality and devotion to it.
That's pretty much all they make so I fail to see your point. IMO Blade and Soul looks way better then FF XIV at this point but that won't stop me from playing them both.
How in the world could blade and soul possibly look better than FFXIV at this point? Have you even watched the trailers? Compare the two side by side. I'm all for opinions and everything but that's hysterical. The amount of work, and effort being put into FFXIV, and the amount of art and creativity being put into it, compared to another one of NCsofts yearly MMO's? One that just looks like another cheaply produced, shiny MMO with nice graphics and some cool battle scenes? My God, seriously?
Aion was a bit dif then your standard korean grindathon and NCsoft REALLY wants the american market.
You know, this is hilarious. I keep hearing this over and over. "NCsoft wants the American Market Really Bad
". Yet they continue to pace the game at an extremely slow and typical korean grind fest pace. I will admit, it's not as bad as most, but it's not a lot different than Lineage 2 and many others were. If they want the American market Really Bad
like I keep hearing over and over, they need to reduce the grind, and possibly add some more content.
They need to get with the times, because as people have shown and companies like Blizzard and Square Enix have wised up about, people are tired of dedicating their entire life or too much of their time to a MMORPG, they want to make progress, and have fun, without spending too much time. The consumer has become wiser over the past couple of years.
I don't have faith in NCsoft at all. Comparing the two companies, especially their demographics is a bit laughable. We have Square Enix, which is and has been one of the top ranked video game developers, who are putting so much into something, compared to a company that just produces yearly MMO's. It's almost an insult honestly.
The funny thing of it all, is I remember not long ago the thread "Will FFXIV hold up against Aion?", and now this. I wonder how many more NCsoft titles FFXIV will need to "Hold up against". I have a feeling FFXIV is going to be a big hit and really take the MMORPG world by storm when it comes out, and they don't need to worry about NCsofts current quarterly MMO. Edited, Dec 7th 2009 11:47pm by EndlessJourney