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[MMO-Culture] NCsoft files lawsuit to thwart TERA launch

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NCsoft files lawsuit to thwart TERA launch
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In a complaint filed in New York federal court on Jan. 9, South Korea-based NCsoft, which specializes in massively multiplayer online role-playing games, or MMORPGs, says it has brought similar claims against Bluehole and its ex-employees in Korea, but that Bluehole is now planning to release an English-language version of its game in the U.S.

NCsoft maintains that Bluehole and its U.S. subsidiary En Masse Entertainment Inc. were founded by a group of NCsoft employees who quit to go into business for themselves in the midst of creating a new game called Lineage 3.

“These individuals did not leave NCsoft empty-handed or with benign intent,” the complaint alleges. “To the contrary, they made off with copious amounts of confidential and proprietary NCsoft information, computer software, hardware and artwork relating to Lineage 3.”

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Tera actually looks like a more interesting MMO than what is currently available frown.gif
Edited by Crabby654 - 1/26/12 at 8:31am
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Aww jeez... that really sucks, this MMO looked somewhat promising.
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Tera actually looks like a more interesting MMO than what is currently available, why must they do this? frown.gif

Probably cuz they actually stole something. Not a legal expert but on the surface this is probably the most legitimate case I have ever seen posted on OCN.
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Probably cuz they actually stole something. Not a legal expert but on the surface this is probably the most legitimate case I have ever seen posted on OCN.

I agree its appears to be legit. I'm just more upset that it affects Tera tho frown.gif
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they were already found guilty of stealing the lineage 3 source code in Korea, but they only had a fine and some jail time. the game was allowed to release over there, but i doubt a US court will allow it to come out over here.

anyway, crappy ass NCSoft vs. crappy ass developer(who were the ones who made and bungled AION originally), so i have no stake in this.
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they were already found guilty of stealing the lineage 3 source code in Korea, but they only had a fine and some jail time. the game was allowed to release over there, but i doubt a US court will allow it to come out over here.
anyway, crappy ass NCSoft vs. crappy ass developer(who were the ones who made and bungled AION originally), so i have no stake in this.

NCSoft makes some great games. Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 for example are released under them.
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NCSoft makes some great games. Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 for example are released under them.

Looking at his signiture, I'm sure he's very well aware of that.
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they were already found guilty of stealing the lineage 3 source code in Korea, but they only had a fine and some jail time. the game was allowed to release over there, but i doubt a US court will allow it to come out over here.
anyway, crappy ass NCSoft vs. crappy ass developer(who were the ones who made and bungled AION originally), so i have no stake in this.

NCSoft makes some great games. Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 for example are released under them.

NCSoft published some good games. they do not make good games anymore. ArenaNet makes GW games. a related example is that EA has always made madden nfl, but they only publish swtor.
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Probably cuz they actually stole something. Not a legal expert but on the surface this is probably the most legitimate case I have ever seen posted on OCN.

You have no idea if that is true or not. If they were working on the game on company time and company resources, then ok, they are guilty and need to pay up. But it could be that nothing significant had been done while they were with NCSoft and NCSoft just wants to stifle the competition, especially if they feel betrayed by these former employees now competing with them.

Lets let the courts decide.
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TERA is crap game and worse than any original NCsoft game. It's purely stolen code and artwork renamed to TERA. I hope they will ban that game in EU too. We must not support thieves like them.
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