Gamevil has begun Talion’s global rollout with Australian registrations

    
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Man, we just did our “mobile games to watch this year” piece, but we forgot about this one: It’s called Talion, it launched in Southeast Asia and Japan last fall, and now it’s coming westward, albeit slowly. Gamevil announced today that it’ll launch first in Australia before marching to other western territories, meaning registration for players down under is live today. Maybe the biggest news here isn’t the launch but that the studio is planning to support Aussie players better than most other MMOs.

“With the launch planned for late January, GAMEVIL is working to tailor marketing, promotions, and localization to establish Talion’s presence within the Australian MMORPG market. GAMEVIL has also set up local servers to ensure an optimal network connection for its users. Starting today, GAMEVIL is holding a pre-registration event to celebrate the Australian launch of Talion this month. Players who register now, will be given in-game currency and items as rewards.”

As we’ve previously covered, the game is being marketed as a 3-D open world MMORPG with with heavy character customization, multiplayer guilds and alliances, multiple PvP modes, “intuitive progression,” raiding, dungeons, gear collection, a single-player mode, and an autobattle system.

Source: Press release, official site
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Jack Pipsam

A new MMO will debut in the west by putting time, effort and money into launching in Australia with a dedicated server and localised marketing.

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Jack Pipsam

The game does look impressive for mobile, so I hope those who enjoy mobile games will enjoy this game.
But unless they start porting these to like the Windows Store or even Android TV, I could never play them personally.

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Mewmew

The thing about the way Gamevil does this stuff, is that they aren’t just launching an Australian server – they are launching the Global server but limiting it to Australia only for a “testing” period. They do so because iOS isn’t set up to allow limited testing installs the way Google is.

The Global server is also where all of North America and a lot of other areas will be playing on. So in reality they are opening it now, even though most of us don’t have the option to get on.

The problem is, these are their permanent characters that will always be there in Global. By the time the game launches to the rest of the world, months down the line, hundreds of thousands of names will have already been registered, PvP will be dominated by the high level people who have played for months, and so on.

A lot of other companies no longer do it this way. Gamevil still does.

I can’t tell you the number of games I’ve gone on and went to register my characters and people from these other regions have taken the name and quit before getting past level 1-3. I don’t mind if someone else wins the names in a fair fight and does that, but Gamevil stacks the deck.

99% of these games have some form of PvP as well that is dominated by the people who started months earlier than the rest of us. Gamevil’s internal meeting “The people from the USA will just have to pay lots of money in order to catch up in power! Haha! Hahahahaha!” (Sadly that’s really about the truth of their thinking).

I really wish that Gamevil would stop these permanent character limited territory releases for Global games. They screw over everybody who isn’t in the limited area. If you’re going to put us on the same server as them, this isn’t really that fair of a way to do it. Not that “fair” is something that comes into their thought process that often anyway – but I wish more people would at least figure out what they’re doing and be ticked off about it. You get enough people upset and complaining and maybe they’ll actually change the practice.

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Mewmew

As an update, I sideloaded this one and it actually has multiple servers to select from. So if that is the case and they open new servers when it does go completely Global, the head start won’t matter this time and my fussing was for naught.

Well, not completely for nothing, as it’s still what they *usually* do and spoil the games because of it. But when there are different servers to select that means they have an option to open new ones when it goes Global, so they may not be spoiling it for everybody this time around :D

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Tanek

A mobile game being put out by a company called GamEVIL? Too easy.

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Mewmew

One of the oldest mobile companies that exists. To make a joke now 20 years after their founding is a bit late…