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March 12, 1993
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I like gaming, sports, anime and gardening/nature! And always trying to learn more about the world.
  • Cethlenn

    Ok, the curse is broken, yet there are still lost elves in the desert? That's one thing I won't understand.
  • A free item every hour!*

    Just a wrinkle in time.
  • Event/Sales Heads-Up! 2/21/19

    Leinei wrote: »
    Gaea wrote: »
    Don't forget next month is anniversary time again. So it's definitely not happening next month. This game survived 11 years. Every year after 10 is a blessing and a miracle.

    Is there an anniversary every year now?

    Yes? O_o

    I must've been zoned out a few years.
  • Notice to Belgian Players

    Joint bids sound interesting, there could be benefits of having one employing expertise in one area and the other in an another, but also gives worry of potential future conflict.
  • Notice to Belgian Players

    Gaea wrote: »
    If you thought KR hated us, just wait until we encounter China - they really really hate us. Maximum prejudice.

    But they do have an NA branch. Bad news, they are located in SF and not LA.¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    But they could end up keeping Nexon as a subsidiary. Actually I think this would be more likely the case.

    "One of the biggest publishers of free-to-play online games in China, including Dungeon Fighter and ArchAge. Tencent Holdings also owns Riot Games, nearly half of Epic Games, and 12% of Activision Blizzard. Tencent is currently the world's highest-earning video game company."

    They own Dungeon Fighter online...? What? League of Legends...? Partially own Fortnite?

    I've never heard of these guys until today. :O

    Like Disney, Tencent is more of a media company, like Disney, but they have a much more experience in regards to video games than Disney. If Tencent takes over, of course one would have the same fears of what would happen if Disney takes over. These are huge companies that are involved in so many industries, they basically toss money around for sport. (Not that they actually do that). But they're much bigger public companies than Nexon and they actually have to satisfy investors. A benefit from these big corporations is they have the necessary marketing advantages if they find it worth investing in. Tencent like many larger Chinese companies are able to hoard up a lot of public advertising space worldwide, just look at last year's FIFA World Cup. Bought up all the electronic advert board space. As the world begin to focus more on digital products and video games are becoming a large core of entertainment, I can expect Tencent to become improved in the industry in that regards. Them having the experience in the field is a bonus as long as games don't become casualties to the evolving industry. And then you also have to worry about different regulations that governments around the world are trying to impose, such as the one in this thread. Growing conflicts to control the growing and evolving digital world could become messy in future years.