Neoseeker : News : Tera developer battles NCSoft's attempts to block US launch
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BlackLabel Jan 28, 12
I hope NCsoft win.. They already won initially in Korea when the courts ruled Bluehole had stolen key assets and technology from NCsoft. It was overturned and those responsible just got a fine so the US courts should rule in favour of NCsoft. I don't think the US legal system will be that lenient though to just let Bluehole off with a fine as that won't help NCsoft when Lineage 3 comes out, looking like a clone of TERA when it's the opposite.
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Kratos Jan 28, 12
quote BlackLabel
I hope NCsoft win.. They already won initially in Korea when the courts ruled Bluehole had stolen key assets and technology from NCsoft. It was overturned and those responsible just got a fine so the US courts should rule in favour of NCsoft. I don't think the US legal system will be that lenient though to just let Bluehole off with a fine as that won't help NCsoft when Lineage 3 comes out, looking like a clone of TERA when it's the opposite.
But is it really a clone of Lineage 3? Any videos/ links showing this?

I was actually thinking of trying this, but if it really is a clone, I'll skip out on it.
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BlackLabel Jan 29, 12
quote Kratos
quote BlackLabel
I hope NCsoft win.. They already won initially in Korea when the courts ruled Bluehole had stolen key assets and technology from NCsoft. It was overturned and those responsible just got a fine so the US courts should rule in favour of NCsoft. I don't think the US legal system will be that lenient though to just let Bluehole off with a fine as that won't help NCsoft when Lineage 3 comes out, looking like a clone of TERA when it's the opposite.
But is it really a clone of Lineage 3? Any videos/ links showing this?

I was actually thinking of trying this, but if it really is a clone, I'll skip out on it.
I haven't seen videos but Korean courts found there was substantial evidence to support that Bluehole had in fact stolen key technologies, art work, code, software and hardware from the Lineage 3 project. Now things may show up in TERA in a slightly 'different' form but it was for the most part stolen.

This is something that could easily cripple NCsoft they are basically having their hard work marketed against them as a direct competitor. Worse is TERA is out before Lineage 3 so if they fail this lawsuit they lose big time. This could not only jeopardise Lineage 3 but could jeopardise NCsoft's financial stability in turn putting sister company ArenaNet and game Guild Wars 2 at risk.
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tekmosis Jan 29, 12
BlackLabel, I think you're being a bit over dramatic. If NCSoft loses the law suit, I highly doubt it would result in Guild Wars 2 being put at risk of anything other than just another MMO to compete against. Would it result in a loss of sales? possibly, but I think GW2 can stand on its own. People are already touting it as the WoW killer and are looking forward to it more than SWTOR. I do not hear the same being said about Tera.

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Korean courts found there was substantial evidence to support that Bluehole had in fact stolen key technologies, art work, code, software and hardware from the Lineage 3 project.
Do you have a source for that? According to Gamasutra, Tera is up and running in Korea. If this was the case as you mentioned shouldn't the game be shut down in Korea?
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Paradox Jan 29, 12
I hope NCSoft loses so I get to play a good MMO for once. This MMO looks so good the loli class doesn't even bother me.
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Trafalgar Jan 30, 12
quote tekmosis
BlackLabel, I think you're being a bit over dramatic. If NCSoft loses the law suit, I highly doubt it would result in Guild Wars 2 being put at risk of anything other than just another MMO to compete against. Would it result in a loss of sales? possibly, but I think GW2 can stand on its own. People are already touting it as the WoW killer and are looking forward to it more than SWTOR. I do not hear the same being said about Tera.
In fact, I hadn't even heard of Tera before NCSoft decided to go to court; they may even have shot themselves in the foot unless they can indeed block Tera's production, because I sure as hell had heard of Lineage and GW.

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quote BlackLabel
Korean courts found there was substantial evidence to support that Bluehole had in fact stolen key technologies, art work, code, software and hardware from the Lineage 3 project.
Do you have a source for that? According to Gamasutra, Tera is up and running in Korea. If this was the case as you mentioned shouldn't the game be shut down in Korea?
Not to mention the overturning of that decision to fine Bluehole for damages? It sounds to me like there are definitely two sides to this story.
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ICON Jan 31, 12
Yea well NCSofts Claims they they stole the work that the owners of blue hole made while working for NCSOFT.
You work somewhere develop something and get fired quit what ever and take your own work with you is kinda what happen here. But if
you Dev one way here more than likely everything you do after that
will be kinda the same, just maybe more advanced as you continue to progress. I will be playing Tera these are good developer regardless where they work.
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