IMHO the Q3 Moonlight Blade pipeline info that was publicized last year was most likely referring to the Taiwanese servers that Nexon put out last year - the Taiwanese servers when live in October IIRC, which lines up with a Q3 release. Given how long we've gone without localization news (since 2015 gg), I would take any pipeline news with a grain of salt. It can just mean that Nexon is bidding for the rights to publish the NA/EU version. I wouldn't start hyping until I see an announcement from any company saying they actually have the game rights in their hands.
Tinfoil hat mode: Maybe I'm crazy, but I subscribe to the idea that Tencent ie considering to localize MBO themselves. They already brought over another Aurora Studios game over onto Steam (Ring of Elysium), so maybe they are testing the waters if they can pull it off again? Regardless, I think they are looking into localizing more seriously now - they finally changed their phrasing in their annual "Dev's Outlook" video to "coming soon" instead of "future" when describing an NA/EU port (again, could just be mountains out of molehills). Translating this game artfully is gonna be painful and I'm pretty sure Tencent is gonna want it done right (I'm genuinely impressed by how extra they are - they commissioned artisans to make some in-game fashion pieces and then even brought those pieces to the New York Fashion Show last year. If that's not extra AF then I don't know what is lol. Like lowkey why isn't this money going to development). Since Nexon is selling off most of its shares right now, who knows what the new stakeholders might push for. Maybe they will think the game isn't worth it, given the track record of Asian-developer MMOs the past couple years on top of the martial arts aesthetic. tl;dr I think this game is finally actively working towards Western shores but idk if its gonna be Nexon
Hopefully it's not Nexon tbh. This game looks really artsy but awesome and fun at the same time. MMO's have been really stale and they're all bad nowadays so i'm really hoping this western release is done right cause i really wanna play this. I hope they find a trusty publisher that won't just cave into p2w and shitty balance like most games now. I'd like someone to try hard and stay with a game for more than a few months and make it enjoyable for all types of players, casual and competitive.
I hear ya on the CN version being annoying, the gov't is really cracking down hard on gaming gg.
Personally don't see 2020 as reasonable sadly, given how long it took for the KR localization to finish (about 1 year after announcement). If we get lucky maybe 2021? They did change their phrasing to "coming soon" when talking about NA/EU version in their PR, but 2020 is gonna be a miracle on many levels.
dimechime: we are alive on discord!
Dec 10, 2018 5:11:43 GMT
markofiu: hey. is the installation guide still up to date?
Apr 22, 2019 10:49:00 GMT
dimechime: sorry for the late reply!
Apr 30, 2019 21:51:07 GMT
dimechime: the mmos.com link that tells you how to get a qq account is not 110% accurate, tencent changed the interface for registering a number
Apr 30, 2019 21:51:46 GMT
dimechime: in addition, QQ International has been removed from the Google Play Store, so if you want to use the phone app method you must use the Chinese app that is still alive on the Play Store
Apr 30, 2019 21:52:52 GMT
dimechime: to my understanding everything else should still be up to date though!
Apr 30, 2019 21:53:09 GMT
zhaotazhiro: today I decided to download and install the game, I made an account and verified it but when I gave the button to start I took a page and I do not know what to do
Jul 4, 2019 16:45:34 GMT
dimechime: Hi, if you take a look at the installation guide, that page is for the "Real ID Verification" system. You'll need to either get your hands on a valid Chinese ID, or talk to Tencent customer service (they'll ask for a pic of your passport/other gov't ID).
Jul 4, 2019 20:27:48 GMT