Lost Ark announces a registration date for Japanese closed beta, shows off a guild territory feature for Season 2

    
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The outward expansion of MMOARPG Lost Ark has taken another big step forward. The game’s official Japanese Twitter account has announced that Thursday, June 25th, will be the date when players can register for closed beta testing. A date for when beta will begin is yet to be tied down, but it’s another moment in the Korean game’s reach outside of its home nation, which began with China and then to Russia.

As for the game itself, the game’s Season 2 update will introduce a new guild territory system that lets guilds build up an area with various buildings and features like a research laboratory, trader NPCs, a bounty board that visiting players can get quests from, and a variety of cosmetic structures and decorations. There’s even an area where guild members can have a feast and get a boost before entering large-scale group content.

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Alomar
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Alomar

Have to agree, by the time these Asian mmo’s reach Western markets the likelihood of success has plummeted.

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rafael12104

At this pace Lost Ark wont’ see the light of day in the west until 2022.

By that time, Nvidia will be introducing a new gen of GPUs, Intel will be ready with another catchy name for their road map, Next Gen consoles will put RDR 2 graphics to shame, and god only knows how many Cores AMD will be able to run.

And Lost Ark will be selling something old as new…

Don’t think so? It happened with BnS and it hurt BnS here in the west. Had it come sooner, BnS would have generated a great deal more profit, but instead it showed up 3 years after initial launch with dated graphics.

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losludvig

If you consider LA’s graphics too bad to play in 5 years time, you need to check yourself. I don’t get graphics snobbing in general, but it makes even less sense in the mmo world

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rafael12104

No, you are missing my point. It isn’t about the graphics. BnS has a graphics engine from 2012 but if you look at the vistas and art style in the game its beautiful. But because they are behind the times, consumers have other choices and will choose the latest and greatest more often than not.

Why has Black Desert had two major graphics updates? That game doesn’t need them, right? Because they want new players.

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Anthony Dixon

This is going to end up one of those games that launches several years later in the West, going to bomb since at that point it’s ancient, then the developers will use this as the reason for not launching outside of Asia.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Even if it launches in 5 years in the West, it wont look ancient. I dont see any MMOs in development besides Star Citizen that can compete to LA visually