Devilian’s South Korea server is shutting down

Is Devilian in trouble? It may be too early to tell, but developer Ginno Games has announced the closure of the title’s South Korea server and its reacquisition of rights from publisher Hangame. MMO Culture reports that player data will be preserved until a new publisher is found.

Devilian is scheduled to receive a new content update which includes a fifth playable class that was teased for the game’s Chinese version.

Trion Worlds is publishing Devilian in the west.

Source: MMO Culture
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LordSolarMacharius
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hardy83 LordSolarMacharius “Cash grab” has a very negative connotation to it. Typically, it’s selling a substandard or falsely advertised product to make a quick buck versus something of quality. That’s exactly what Trion did with ArcheAge.

LordSolarMacharius
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Jack Pipsam Trion betting on a DEAD horse, more like it.

Zariarn
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Zariarn

Veldan Zariarn  Both games have been very successful after their F2P transition.  I’ve played both and I’ve seen both.  TERA’s numbers skyrocketed after their transition.

LordSolarMacharius
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LordSolarMacharius

Joseph C Trion actually RIPPED ME OFF with ArcheAge. I bought the original Archeum Founder’s Pack and they defrauded me according to pretty much every nation out there with decent consumer protection laws (10% store discount boondoggle). They deserve all the hate they get and then some. A company that will break the law to make a few more bucks and put it in their business model is beneath contempt in my books.

Valkyriez
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Valkyriez

So Trion bought a game even the Koreans don’t like? Surprise surprise.

SoMuchMass
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SoMuchMass

Veldan Zariarn Tera makes more revenue in the West than the East.

Veldan
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Veldan

Zariarn Well that depends on what you define as very well. I think given their western population numbers, the only reason they can still exist is that development is done in Asia so that the western playerbases don’t have to fund it by themselves. If that were the case, I doubt either game would still be running.

Cambruin
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Cambruin

Zophie Winters Cambruin I don’t play any Blizzard game, but that’s due to the kind of games they wish to present rather than the platform they use. Why that question? An attempt to classify?

Zariarn
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Zariarn

Its a publisher problem. The publisher doesnt want to do MMOs anymore on the pc.

Zariarn
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Zariarn

I agree.

Zariarn
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Zariarn

Actually AION and TERA do very well as F2P titles.

ClassicCrime
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ClassicCrime

Bashmet Silverbourne lmao

Velimirius
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Velimirius

DahkohtLewin Zariarn hahaha no chancu!

Dixa
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Dixa

Korean games just don’t do that well here. After Aion and Tera and Archeage and Sword of the new world and 2moons and rappelz…how can anyone sit there and tell me that this game or Blade and soul or black desert are going to be ANY different?

the underyling game systems are all the same, because that is what does well there yet those same systems do not sit well with western gamers. this is not a localization issue, it’s a game design issue that just calling it ‘westernised’ because you changed the little girl g-strings to granny pants does not actually fix.

Veldan
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Veldan

Bashmet Silverbourne LOL

Veldan
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Veldan

ThatLanteshGuy Lol I laughed more at that than I should have

Ceder
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Ceder

hardy83 LordSolarMacharius Yes, snake oil selling is a cash grab….

Ceder
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Ceder

Trion_Drewcifer Yeah, I remember how James and Lena used to say similar things and saying not to worry….
Its interesting how quickly things can go south….

Ceder
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Ceder

MetaDune Here’s the thing: if the game was doing very very well, Im not exactly sure they’d dump it, ya know. 
Strong revenue is strong revenue. Me thinks they’re jettisoning dead weight.

Ceder
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Ceder

Trion_Drewcifer MinionDave 
Yeah Tobey used to same the same thing….

Ceder
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Ceder

Perfect Hero DahkohtLewin I would say he’s -always- been this way. He just simply did well initially to obfuscate it.

Ceder
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Ceder

Zariarn But Trion did make the decision to get involved with bring it to the West.  I’d say they didnt do their due diligence very well on it overall.

Ceder
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Ceder

I can’t stop laughing about this.  Trion has yet again shown their incompetence in getting involved with yet another game that is sinking before it even gets going.

Enikuo
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Enikuo

Joseph C I’m kinda torn about your comment because I don’t have the same aggressive feelings towards other posters. But, I definitely agree that Trion’s own titles range from good to great (Trove is my favorite). And, from an outside perspective, it does seem like the issues with Archeage should be blamed mostly on the developer. It’s still disconcerting to see them publishing another title that is not their own so soon after Archeage. But, maybe it’s just growing pains, their homegrown titles are safe, and they haven’t actually lost their way.

BrotherMaynard
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BrotherMaynard

Joseph C But no, let’s focus on the one shitty korean game that was shitty when it came out in Korea. 
I think a better question would be: why does Trion?

MorpayneRADIO
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MorpayneRADIO

DahkohtLewin Zariarn Koons videos have likely costed archeage thousands of customers.

Trion_Drewcifer
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MinionDave I’m not filtered through PR at all. I’m free to answer any questions you have about Devilian or Trion.

MinionDave
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Dystopiq  And yet Trion chose to publish the “train wreck of trainwrecks” as you put it , that in itself says a lot , as far as mistakes made by Trion in Archeage the founders packs are only the tip of the iceberg but that’s for another thread .
cheers

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

” Devilians South Korean publisher is exiting the MMO market so Devilians developer is currently looking for a new publisher in South Korea. For the mean time the server will close but all data will remain intact until service resumes “. With the truth.

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

Looks like you’ve never played a Nexon game. Or R2 Games’ game.

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

Such as? ArcheAge is even more pay to win in Korea. You people act like ArcheAge was this perfect game that Trion ruined. It was the train wreck of trainwrecks even before it came to our shores.
Trion screwed up with a founders packs. They didn’t make the game any worse than it already was.

MinionDave
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MinionDave

I hate to admit it but I have to agree this is not Trion’s fault , different company different country , but im sure given time Trion will ruin their version of the game in their own special way .
P.S. Trion can you cut and paste the company PR line one more time someone may have missed it :P

Trion_Drewcifer
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Greaterdivinity Not at all. This news doesn’t affect the Trion version, or the versions in other regions like Thailand or China. The publisher in Korea is shifting focus away from MMO’s and the developer Bluehole Ginno wants to find a new publisher to better represent Devilian in that region.
Coffee and alcohol continue to flow at the same pace they always do here =)

Trion_Drewcifer
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SOLIDAge The publisher for Devilian in Korea is NHN and they’ve been shifting towards mobile and game services like cloud and payment platforms. Bluehole Ginno decided a new publisher would better represent the game in that region and has suspended service until a new publisher is found. This doesn’t have any impact what-so-ever on Trions Western release, or the other versions like the Thai or Chinese versions.

Trion_Drewcifer
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PurpleCopper easy. Doesn’t effect us. The publisher for Devilian in South Korea is refocusing so the developer of Devilian, Bluehole Ginno Games, has parted ways with them, suspending Korean services until a new publisher can be found. This doesn’t change anything in regards to our Western version set to launch in 2015, or the versions available in other regions like Thailand or China.

Joseph C
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Joseph C

Sigh. And naturally the comment section is filled with venom towards Trion. Trion has RIFT, Defiance, Trove, and Archeage under their belt. With RIFT, they’re constantly improving the game, and did F2P right, with buyer rewards and expansion packs allowing you to buy extra classes, among other things. Defiance isn’t the most popular game, but they’re still keeping it running and still trying to make it better. Most companies would have given up by now. Trove works hand in hand with the community, and even officially releases community-made items.

But no, let’s focus on the one shitty korean game that was shitty when it came out in Korea. I’m not saying they didn’t make some bad decisions, but Jesus Fucking Christ people, ARCHEAGE ALREADY SUCKED. All of these problems and more were in the release in Korea. You got hyped for the game, you got shat on, and now all you wanna do is take Trion down a peg, yet it’s the original dev that hands down the decisions. I’m sorry your hype left you kicked into the dirt, but it’s not entirely Trion’s fault, and the fact they’re willing to gamble on other games even after the Archeage debaucle even though it apparently nullified every drop of cred they got from ALL their good decisions leaves me astounded.

If I were Trion, I’d just slam the doors shut and walk away. You people are the most unforgiving, hateful, entitled lot that I’ve ever seen, and aren’t worth a drop of the effort to try and please. Sheesh.

MetaDune
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Massively forgot to mentioned that Hangame is cutting out their PC gaming section for mobile games. http://mmoculture.com/2015/03/hangame-report-claims-nhn-looking-to-shed-several-online-games/

Of course whatever brings in the hate train to get more comments.

Jack Pipsam
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Jack Pipsam

Trion betting on the wrong horse?
What a shock.

Trion_Drewcifer
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Trion_Drewcifer

Silverbourne Trion_Drewcifer Leilonii Thanks! And always happy to hang out and chat or answer questions. Just bummed I didn’t see this post sooner.

hardy83
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hardy83

LordSolarMacharius You know… I always felt the term “cash grab” is a weird term to use against businesses. I mean technically speaking ALL of their endeavors are “cash grabs”. The sole purpose of a private or public business is to make money lol

Trion_Drewcifer
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Trion_Drewcifer

Leilonii Trion_Drewcifer To be fair, I haven’t followed the news on Hangame. I know they announced earlier this year they would focus on services like payment platforms and cloud services. I wouldn’t say they’re exiting it, and I’ll change my first comment above to mean that, but they’re not as focused on MMO’s as they were. Not sure how that will affect other games but for Devilian, Bluehole Ginno wants to find a new publisher.

Leilonii
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Leilonii

Trion_Drewcifer Wowwwwww. Doesn’t Hangame have a bunch of games over there? I know they have TERA and EOS. So both of those games will need new publishers too. That’s sort of a huge move for a company to make.

Zariarn
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Zariarn

Silverbourne Zariarn ThunderJackson Syco_at_Twitch Nothing to fear.  I meant nothing by it.

Trion_Drewcifer
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Trion_Drewcifer

Hey all Andrew here, Producer on Devilian at Trion Worlds. I wanted to clear the air and answer any questions you have. Devilian’s Korean *publisher* is exiting the MMO market to focus on mobile titles. The developer Bluehole Ginno Games is halting Korean service until a new publisher can be found. They’re still running service in all other regions with all their other publishers, updates continue as normal for other regions, and the Western release is not affected in anyway.

teppic
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teppic

LordSolarMacharius I think he and the rest of them rely on this: http://www.atrixnet.com/bs-generator.html

LordSolarMacharius
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LordSolarMacharius

It’s pretty bad when your new cash grab is in trouble before you can even publish it. Trion knows how to pick a winner. I wonder how Hartsman is going to try to spin this.

Zariarn
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Zariarn

Silverbourne Zariarn 

Zariarn
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Zariarn

Silverbourne Zariarn These comment sections remind me of the world chat channels with no gold spam.

ThunderJackson
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ThunderJackson

Zariarn Silverbourne ThunderJackson Syco_at_Twitch Type “Monsanto conspriacy theories” in google. They are like 2nd most popular ones next to the illuminati.

Zariarn
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Zariarn

Silverbourne Zariarn ThunderJackson Syco_at_Twitch I have be honest, I had no idea who Monsanto was before I just looked them up.  LOL
Why the random hate for those 2 random companies if you don’t mind me asking.

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