Dev blog: Black Desert Online makers Pearl Abyss to acquire CCP!

how to get into this black dessert? we must enter the abyss? I’m tormented until I understand. ;(

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Maybe yes, maybe not. Korean game developers are known to be the makers of the most quality MMORPGs.

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I know.
I mentioned that in an earlier post.

The bonus is probably not substantial, just enough to retain staff through the transition. Probably the extra 25 mil over 400.

I dont have figures, but I would have thought CCP at this point, with its track record, having sold off/shut VR and Newcastle, sold WoD IP, laid off 100 workers, and failed Dust/Valkyrie with no revenue from Nova yet, EVE PCU declined, with its three extant offices (whether rented or owned), and only 40mil in liquidity, would have been worth at most 225 on a good day.

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‘Quality’ is not an all-aspect quality. The game is artistically perfect. The visuals, and the sound design, are sublime in BDO, there’s no getting around that simple fact. It is a beautiful game. To look at.

To play? I’d rather bang my head against a brick wall until my brain fell out.

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Can I haz boob physics in EVE online on my avatars plzzzz

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Hilmar scammed the Koreans.

By aquiring EVE you enter a dark and harsh world, you’re supposed to feel a bit worried and slightly angry when you log in, you’re not supposed to feel like you’re logging in to a happy, happy, fluffy, fluffy lala land filled with fun, hentai girls and adventures, that’s what Black Desert Online is for."

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I think so, yes :smiley:

425 is huge valuation for CCP in its current state.

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Hush. Before you get a Falcon swooping down on you …

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It’s time to get PI 2.0: shooting Hentai girls from Spaceships in Orbit.

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What’s wrong with Boob physics?

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Let’s not forget that This studio takes pay to win to the point that EA looks good

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I’m not commenting on the financial benefits of the deal. I’m pointing out that this isn’t good news if you’re an existing EvE Online player. It’s not necessarily bad news either but it’s hardly cause for celebration. The conciliatory tone of the Dev Blog proves this but we also can’t expect CCP not to be supportive and optimistic about a decision they’ve already taken. No company can (publicly) admit they’re selling because they’re in trouble!

Nuthing Sir

Hoping for the best as love EvE as a game despite what I may think of it at times. Suppose only time will tell if or how much it may change considering how much P2W is in BDO, however not feeling real confident about it.

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were dooooooooooooomed

Whew, 40 mil in liquidity with that staff size… Am I glad my company is into boring healthcare software instead of video games, we have over six times the liquidity and a solid revenue stream more than paying for all the bills and wages with only half the staff CCP has.

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Will Pearl Abyss be changing EvE to facilitate a hunt for the mythical “wider audience”?
They must be made abundantly aware that EvE is a niche game, with a close knit single server community.
There IS no wider audience. Any attempts to find one can only result in devestation of what makes EvE, EvE.
EvE requires a specific type of gamer to work. Changing it to the contrary is better achieved by making an entirely new game and leaving EvE to remain EvE.
Stagnated growth is not a bad thing, it means that most of the gamers that want to play eve are already playing it. The best option forward is to facilitate the best possible experience for the sadomasochistic people who play eve, and at the same time keep the door wide open for anyone willing to participate.
We will welcome anyone new with open bays, warm (preheated) guns, and freshly baked scams and all the content laden love a gamer can muster. This is a good thing. Dumbing down mechanics and gameplay to the lowest common gamer denominator will make eve as openly hostile as any CoD voice, or Twitter feed.
The motto is Eve Forever, not EvE for all at any cost. To this end EvE has to remain EvE.

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Ha, imagine they forked all that cash just to get this forum with you inside as a bonus.

Clearly they lost that deal. :wink:

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Perfect match with the pearl necklace. Just got to pay for it :stuck_out_tongue:

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