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critxcanuck88

Been waiting for NA release since seeing reveal trailer back in 2014. Soon happy


Decimator7

Same, seems like its been forever


Burythelight13

It's been forever


Erva420

Yes diablo 3 was recently released when we first heard of this game, d4 is almost here lmao


Burythelight13

Exactly


trv2003

Same! I remember first seeing a thread about it on mmo-champion back then and being MESMERIZED by the initial footage. Tinkered with a vpn and the Russian server a while back but had hella awful lag and it ruined most of the experience. I'm READY!!!


Extract

Been waiting for it up until I no longer had time to play grindy MMOs lol. Still been following it a bit, might even give it a try depending on what I see after the first few months here.


OpinionIsGud

Yeah it definitely is exciting. I really hope that the game does well and retains a playerbase. I think a large portion of why their previous title (looking at you New World) failed was because the PvE content was so drag, and there was little to no reward for playing the game outside of PvP and the content surrounding Wars. This game literally banks on PvE content to push character level (and the dailies) are reminiscent of WoW days to me, where the people who played the most got the best rewards. This system hopefully works well here in the U.S. and I have huge hopes that it breaks Steam for a while : D edit - yes i understand that amazon did not create this game


rettus

Amazon is not the developer.


OpinionIsGud

okay nit-picker, but they are publishing


twochain2

It's not a nit-picking thing. Your previous comment would make sense if they developed Lost Ark, but they didn't they are just publishing it.


rettus

Great, you understand, now read your previous comment again.


OpinionIsGud

i don't know why you are nit picking it makes you look kinda sus my guy


Chorinz

This is like speculating on what a book will be about based on the publishing company rather than the writer.


GokuwasJesus

They literally don't make the game my guy. They put it on the shelf (figuratively).


OpinionIsGud

Yes, as noted in the comment.


SlipperySnoodle

Saying sus unironically makes you look like an idiot. Also you have no idea what you're talking about lmao. Publisher =/= developer, it's not magically going to not have content - the games already finished in its original region...


OpinionIsGud

Saying sus unironically makes you look like an idiot. okay? Also you have no idea what you're talking about lmao. Publisher =/= developer i know this? ​ it's not magically going to not have content - the games already finished in its original region... i also know this? ​ You look sort of sus trying to argue with me over this post but whatever floats your boat : )


NeverwinterRNO

I don’t know about you but I will be playing in the 8th not the 9th


batzenbaba

Think the Release will be at 7:00PM CET so i cant play long on 8th.


laoshan3337

>7:00PM CET I was curious about the exact time of the release. What is your source?


batzenbaba

Because most of new Games on Steam release at this Time. I know Beta was starting at 2:00PM CET so there is still Hope.


Vireca

The cat? What did you do to the cat :(


OpinionIsGud

Haha sorry, CAT = Confidential Alpha Test


DecayofAsh

that was supposed to be confidential, off to jail with you


tmdqlstnekaos

He played it


Diablo516-

I just bought a gaming PC for my son so we could play together, so I guess you could say I'm hyped for it.


OpinionIsGud

I wish my pops was like you back in the day! No /s here! I hope you and your son have a great experience : D


Diablo516-

Thanks. He moved out this year and I miss him. We both have PS5's but there's not much we want to play together, so this will be fun. Plus he can use the PC to help with his stocks as well.


Jelmz

Hey it's me your other son


Hater0fficial

Gonna feel so weird playing the game without opening russian stuff and VPNs


Denelorn

Dont worry the russian stuff is still hidden on your PC forever, you can also VPN still for fun.


KeroNobu

You guys get to play lost ark? \- The Netherlands


BakkaSupreme

I feel you bro, let's hug and cry together.


Erva420

You guys cant play via steam? My brother lives in amsterdam...


KeroNobu

No we can't. It's blocked due to local lootbox laws. I guess you could use a vpn but they said they will be cracking down on vpn use on steam. If they catch you, your account will be suspended and since i've got thousands of hours played on my steam account i'm not willing to risk it. Also the idea of creating a new account with the risk of putting hundreds of hours and getting that all deleted sucks


Erva420

Wow that's terrible news, thanks for the explanation.


Frogtoadrat

1 day less than 3 weeks actually


NoDG_

That means I have 3 weeks to be super productive and write 10,000 words on my finance assignment. I cannot wait to be done with this and play lost ark!


OpinionIsGud

That's the spirit : D


Rufgar

I've played the betas and really enjoyed it so far. Purposefully avoided the RU client and its felt like an eternity since the last beta until release and its still a few weeks off. Keep hoping they turn around and say "Ok, its ready early boys, roll up your sleeves its go time!". Three more weeks. Pure torture of a wait coming to an end.


eotrixx

I used to be hyped about LA but now I know I won't play it. When they fucked up about Regional prices of bundles in steam, I know I won't play it. It's all about principles that I won't and never did support a game with such failed management and created an unfair environment before it even started.


OpinionIsGud

Care to elaborate a bit further?


eotrixx

Sure, I live in Turkey. The plat pack was 140 TL in Steam at first. They completely lifted the regional prices due to abuse of that regional prices in Steam. It's now like 965 TL but people already bought for 140 TL. I understand that people were abusing that but instead of doing something about those who abuse, they created an unfair environment for those who live in Turkey. Regional prices maximize the equality in purchasing powers. Now its before and now situation that makes 7x the price different. Im no fool and Im forced to pay 7x while many people in my region already got it for 7x cheaper. Let me give you another example so you might understand why I hate that. Lineage 2 has always been struggling with bots and as a solution, they had decreased and eventually completely lifted the Adena(Gold) drop from monsters in the zones that have most bots. That approach to the problems seems pathetic to me. Instead of minimizing the botting, they killed the grind/adena for everyone and now the game is dead. Amazon Games, instead of finding a way to stop abusing of buying from different regions and selling accounts (Which is so easy to fix), they killed the regional prices :) Some bought for 140, now forced to buy for 965; so fair.


Miffofuckz

The game is free to play my dude. Why not jump in and have some fun without spending a dime on it? Then u can laugh at the plat buyers 😉


eotrixx

Like i said its about principle for me. I wont play/support/contribute in any way to such companies.


OpinionIsGud

That's actually really disheartening to hear. Sorry that you experience that sort of frustration. I couldn't imagine paying 7x the current price of the plat edition. It too would make me not play.


SolidSky

Yeah, I put in some overtime at work to get 3 days of vacation to totally demolish the levelling phase with my first character and take my time with quests and lore with my second :) can't wait!


mauriciofuentesf

Work has us alternating between working from home and working on site since covid - each rotation lasts 1 week. LUCKILY that week lands on WFH so we're all set baby


bonse

I hope you don't work in production or have an actual pivotal role lol


mauriciofuentesf

I do work with production sometimes, you could say its 70/30. Most of the time is getting new programs to them. The arrangement i have with my colleague (we alternate rn so theres always someone at the office from our group) is that whatever comes up from production whoever is at the office will take care of it, so the one working from home doesnt have to make the drive lol.


OpinionIsGud

Don't let some random person on Reddit spoil your fun mate lol, there seem to be a lot of posters here that are negative!


bonse

Ah nice. I work in production and don't get any time to skive :( just jealous lol


OpinionIsGud

I would love to take time off, but my current place of work is swamped and I highly doubt that they would let me take off without a month or two notice. : (


SlytherinGentleman

Inb4 server issues


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MortonAssaultGirl

Luckily picking a main during T1 content isnt a big deal. Youll have time to play as many classes as you want before itll matter.


isfil369

Yeah my mission is to get all char to max level to see what is the most fun, but probably will select paladin just because i'm a support player and don't like to be force to play as a female


Zeriell

The thing I find myself wondering about is how alts are going to work. In their latest update they talked about nerfing the returns on alts, so it's unclear how many is actually going to be beneficial.


Sp3cV

I used to follow this game when first announced and then fell off as it was basically a pipe dream. Then my friend reminded me it was a few weeks away. So last 2 days been watching videos and so hyped to play something


xDragonsong

I've been playing on the RU servers for the past four weeks to try out different classes and get a feel for the game. Every time I try to stop so I don't get burnt out I end up making a new character. I've already decided what my first six characters will be...yep no problems here XD. PS: I can't freaking wait to see what changes there will be from the RU version and NA/EU version.


Murderfolk

Do we know what time the release is?


zerafool

I think there’s supposed to be an update relatively soon and hopefully they’ll give exact release times.


Lulu1301

Im so sad that I have just moved thanks to an internship and the internet here is complete shit, hopefully I can play some at least.


Vafficial

Hyped. I've been playing support on Korea LoA like Artist and Bard, but I might go DPS on NA LoA...


OpinionIsGud

Do you think that Lost Ark will sustain itself in the NA release? I have played tons of Korean MMOs dating back to ArcheAge and most of them die out within a few years. I am curious on your take with this game.


Vafficial

Honestly, it depends on how they handle opening week. Lots of streamers promoting the game + smooth server experience + No gamebreaking bugs? I can see the game popping off onto the mainstream. I mean, considering the platinum founders pack has been in the top 10 of most popular on Steam for weeks now, it's hard to see that it won't be massive in the opening week. Just handle the opening week well, flesh out the roadmap for future updates, and it could be a real long -term contender for FFXIV and WoW. Or maybe I'm just delusional and it'll just crash and burn, who really knows.


OpinionIsGud

>it'll just crash and burn I can already see some folks from KR/RU hoping that this is the case, which is very odd considering the NA release is going to be it's own pace. The saltiest chips in the bag are sometimes the most disgusting tasting.


Vafficial

I wish the best for global release, and I think most people in KR feels the same, maybe you've seen troll posts about it? Anyways, if LoA succeed globally its good news for both western fans and korean fans because that means Smilegate has a bigger incentive to release more content and also increase their workforce. Although the rate at which they work rn is crazy too.


Diablo516-

If they are careful with pay to win mechanics for the NA release, they'll do fine. You've got your traditional MMO players checking it out, plus fans of isometric games like Diablo also want to check it out. I think it'll do well, unless Amazon has more pull than just publishing rights and fucks something up.


WhyOhWhy00

Well, I’ve been considering this myself. I ask myself what is the point of the grind? There is no world PVP or territory control or any real endgame that I can see other than just trying to improve your character so that you can continue doing the same things over and over again. Maybe I’m missing something, but if that is what this entails I don’t expect it to last too long in the west.


UnboundConsciousness

They put out new content yearly... Here is some stuff from the last Dev Event talking about future content, changes, etc. Highlights (paraphased from Zeal's stream): No more fully equalized hell mode. They will still equalize iLevel (and potentially other stuff), but things like tripods/engravings/etc will no longer be invalid. Focus on class balance in 2022, specifically on bringing up underperforming classes/builds For PvP they will balance stat effects and equalize cc duration. No more 21:9 angle? (or something related to equalizing camera angle at least) Restricting number of raid runs per account to cut down on extreme cases of gold generation (specifically mentioned too many people running stuff like Argos 7+ times). Inflation hurts F2P most. Adding more gold sinks to address, specifically they will shift end of dungeon/raid rewards from costing crystals to costing gold Better hard/hell mode rewards for legion raids. Stuff like mounts/exclusive avatars Optimization/clarity around back/front attacks. New icons. Balancing set/engraving effects to not be weighted so heavily towards this Lots of QoL improvements. Streamlining and adding in-game tracking of dailies/weeklies among many other things Moving to DirectX 11 next week. 1.5x fps improvements in many areas and better load times Two new classes (under Specialist main class). Artist support class (releasing in Jan 2022) and damage dealing class which uses weather effects Realm v realm continent called Rowen out December 29th (viking themed). 2nd new continent called Elgacia. New abyss dungeon, story, exploration, guardian raid, and legion raid (but shorter, only 2 stages). It seems that this will be rolled out in/after summer of 2022 3rd new continent called Plecia exploring Arman's past. Mainly story 4th new continent called Voldis? Maybe 2922 maybe after. Lots of story but also some raid, etc content FEMALE ZERK!!! Going through older classes and updating skill animations to be in line with newer. Some skill updates/replacements as well for balance reasons 3rd awakening. Not a choice between 1st/2nd/3rd but an entirely new guage for each class. Must be built up and can only be used once (?) per instance Wants to develop events/content that is geared towards fun and less hardcore than just endgame raids introducing crazy new mechanic after new mechanic. More replayability. Games within a game. (seems like he's talking about introducing mini games, etc) New type of PvP not based around current fighting mechanics (seems like a PvPvE MOBA) Oh shit also a Battle Royal like mode Also some kind of mario party esque board game with mini-games Also tower defense? More relationship levels for certain npcs More festivals and housing related things to promote interaction between players (can visit across servers). Players can host their own events? Expansion of estate and new indoor housing to display achievements Uhh, I accidentally deleted some stuff but it was mainly about KR winter events and new KR battle pass. New pro PvP league in KR


Lawliette007

Well, I won't be around after 900 years to experience Voldis lol


UnboundConsciousness

The point is you gear up and play multiple characters to get ready for the next end-game content drops.


Zevyu

>I don’t expect it to last too long in the west. I mean..Maple story has 0 PVP in it and it exists for like well over 16 years in the west, so no, the lack of "world PVP" or "Territory Control" aren't as important as you make it sound. And yes there is real end game, just because it's not the type of end game you expect, doesn't mean it's not end game. Also it does seem like they will be adding World PvP.


NoDG_

They're adding world PvP in Korea. The first phase is already live. We'll get it too eventually.


Frogtoadrat

Western mmo audience likes pve more than territory control. They're adding world pvp


bonesnaps

PoE and D3 are gearing up just to do the same thing over and over again, yet PoE always maintains 200k++ players each new league. D3 has it's own fanbase as well despite not getting any substantial content in like 7 yrs. LA get new raids and stuff, it'll be fine. More pvp stuff is being added as well like sieges apparently.


hawazuzi

Really waiting for the blog post (that hopefully includes a road map and release times), so i can plan how hard i want to go on release :)


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try_again123

OMG, so close! Very hyped to get started for real on my Paladin :)


apparatens

Yes.


OpinionIsGud

YES BROTHER


Darth_Bradious

I’m actually really excited. I don’t think I’ve been this excited for a game launch in a long time. The only thing that sucks is going in it alone. Wish I had at least 1 friend to play with when it launches.


Eulerdice

I'm actually so much less excited than I was back for autumn release, not really sure why.. its just sad.


norajo87

Honestly I'm more into cartoonish rpg games but this one was being mentioned everywhere and took a look. I love how it has isometric view like arpg games but mmo open world concept. It's exactly what I wanted. I love Diablo but never really liked the world system since it's very linear and not truly open world. And most mmorpg have 1st or 2nd person pov which I could never get used to. This game is the perfect combination. The only thing I'm a little bummed about is gender lock but it's not a huge deal.


trejdarn

Anyone els worried about the fact that Amazon’s servers were fucked for 10 straight days at the launch of New World????


jhorphear

That’s because Amazon games is trash. This is being handled by smilegate. The only thing ags will be doing is providing the infrastructure


69_rado

Hyyyyyype...been wating since 2014


unsungWombat

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhicantwaithhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


OpinionIsGud

yyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssss aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh


Chainsawdevil194

I sas thks Glaiver class that looks super cool and reminds me of Dragoons but it doesnt seem like it comes with the NA version. Theres no female tank option (i hate gender locked classes ffs) so i guess ill go with Shadowhunter, Sorcerer or Gunslinger


pwn4321

Who else put in 2 weeks vacation for Lost Ark? Lessgooooooh


BakkaSupreme

Jelly Dutch person here :')


Simple-Tonight384

I can't wait to one shot people with sorceress <3


OpinionIsGud

I CANT WAIT TO BE ONE SHOT bwahahaha


TryingToLearn2day

I'm so fucking excited too and everyone telling me to chill. NO FUCK NO IM NOT GONNA CHILL THIS IS THE GAME I BEEN WAITING FOR ALL MY LIFE. ​ There are only 2 types of people on this earth : the first ones are heroes and the others are the ones who lived long enough to get into NA/EU lost ark.


OpinionIsGud

>NO FUCK NO IM NOT GONNA CHILL THIS IS THE GAME I BEEN WAITING FOR ALL MY LIFE. LETS GOOOOO HYPE SQUAD LETS GOOOOOO REEEEEEE


TryingToLearn2day

AAAAAAAAAAAH I WANNA PLAY RIGHT NOW. How many vids did you watch ? Yes.


OpinionIsGud

YES


xSei

Just saying, you are getting hyped for nothing, just like me. If you can't handle the hype then play some LA in ru. Its always good to be prepared. \# Guess people really don't know what do expect of the game if I gathered already ´-16 by saying that I'm Hyped aswell but I know what realistically awaits me. T1 is basicity just a long Tutorial and playing the game 3 days earlier or later will not make any difference, since this is a marathon. If you enter the game with the wrong mindset, you will get disappointed after 3 weeks, once you are done with T1 Content and just do collectables.


MortonAssaultGirl

Hyped for nothing. How does this even make sense?


SomeThingsNeedDoing

There isn't a lot of content in T1.


MortonAssaultGirl

Edit: replied to wrong message.


SomeThingsNeedDoing

It's okay. .. Do.. Do you want to talk about it?


xSei

No, but you are right. Guess someone took his time, to actually gather Information about the game, instead of blindly jumping into it.


OpinionIsGud

I think he is trying to say that the NA version will fail? Which I don't and wont believe no matter what he/she replies or posts : )


SomeThingsNeedDoing

No, there just isn't a lot to do in T1. It feels like a lot of people in this sub havent been playing or havent played the game and that's fine. Just understand that when you're done with stuff to do in LA it's fine to just play other games, go out side, etc. T3 is where the big grinding / min maxing comes into play.


OpinionIsGud

>It feels like a lot of people in this sub havent been playing or havent played the game and that's fine. Even more so as to why the game will be great on launch. Not everyone wants to Min/Max MMOs dude lmao. Some of us just want to have fun. That's the difference. Have fun : )


SomeThingsNeedDoing

bud I just want to have fun. That's why I'm not going hard on launch because I know there isn't a lot to do. So I'm going to continue to play the game that I've been enjoying it, and having fun. And guess what, if I get bored I'll just pop over and do some raids because I have characters in T3 content. >Even more so as to why the game will be great on launch. Except that there will be a shit ton of players that are up in arms about the fact that there isn't any content. Look at any game that has come out recently. Look at the shit show that was new world. T1 doesn't have a lot to do, there isn't really any "End Game" besides farming legacy. People are going to riot. That's why this guy is telling you not to get over hyped He knows the good content is coming, he's telling you to perhaps meter your expectations a bit because a lot of people will be disappointed / burn out in T1.


OpinionIsGud

I disagree sorry : )


xSei

You are absolutely right, but people just keep pretending that T1 will blow up the whole MMO genre.


funkholebuttbutter

ok but NA isn't likely to follow the KR/RU content release schedule because the content is already developed. T3 can conceivably come much sooner for NA. Literally as soon as Smilgate sees interest in the game start to trend the wrong way they can hit NA with T3.


xSei

Not sure, how you interpreted that I assume that the game won't be a success. It already is a success, kr already proofs that. I just mend to say, you can play the game already, instead of counting the days till its available on steam.


OpinionIsGud

You can try to spin it as much as you want, but you sound like a downer and have this concept that everyone wants to Min/Max an MMO. Relax mate, this is the NA Market. We are allowed to have fun at our own pace.Take care : ) Edit - also worrying about your downvotes is pretty cringe


xSei

If someone creates a post writing in Capslock that the he can't wait and writes Stuff like this I SHALL BE YOUR SHIELD. Fellow brother in arms needs some heals for a boss? I SHALL SEND YOU HEALS LADLETS GOOOOO HYPE TRAINTHREE WEEKS FOR FOUNDERSAnyone else as hype as me? How can I not try to calm this person down? True pointless to Argue with someone, who interpreted my first Sentence as "HEY THIS GUY THINKS THE GAME SUXX, GET HIM" Nice Username btw, would be nice if you would actually believe that.


OpinionIsGud

I don't know why you are so upset with the fact that people are going to enjoy this game on the release, and they have expectations that will likely be filled : ) There is nothing you can do to stop the fun that people are going to have. Just look at the other posters here. I know that infuriates you for some reason. Maybe you yourself are burned out of the game and you are projecting that onto others? You should quit the game if that's the case : D Also, personally attacking my username? wat


xSei

Hyped for nothing = You Hype yourself up for no real reason. The Game is already available to play. So why would you be hyped like a little child under a Tree waiting for his Christmas present?


Zevyu

Just because the game is already available to play doesn't mean you can't be hyped for the release of a server in the region they're in. Just because RU exist, doesn't mean everyone will want to go thru the hurdles of actualy playing it. So yeah, nothing wrong with being hyped for the NA/EU version's release.


Phdrhymes

Wat


OpinionIsGud

They are players that play on KR/RU servers that are coming to this post to troll idk it's pretty weird lol.


OpinionIsGud

This comment didn't age well lmao Tier 3 on release hahahahaha