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#1 Tiki

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:35 PM

Nexon acquires 15% Ncsoft share, not much to worry about I suppose as it is 15%.

http://www.bizjourna...2/06/08/NY21443

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:37 PM

I really, really, really hope this does not affect the way GW2 is going in any way.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:38 PM

Well, what better time to buy shares than just before they release a big title. NCsots shares should increase if GW2 does as well as people hope it will.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:39 PM

View PostTiki, on 08 June 2012 - 01:35 PM, said:

Nexon acquires 15% Ncsoft share, not much to worry about I suppose as it is 15%.

http://www.bizjourna...2/06/08/NY21443

Hopefully it isnt able to do a full buyout, Nexon is one of those companies that yes makes a ton of money, but usually trashes its games in the long run. But theres lots of rumours floating around Nexon right now, 2 weeks ago it was they were going to buy out EA. until they get closer to 50% I say dont worry too much.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:40 PM

It is worth noting that they are the largest shareholder now, so they will have a noticeable impact.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:45 PM

... Largest shareholder... Nexon... Well... I'm a bit worried now...

#7 styken

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:46 PM

lol. and here comes the apocalypse....you guys need relax, seriously!!
is only 15%

Atlantica Online, one of best F2P MMORPG isnt from Nexon? Vindictus isnt from Nexon too? the only problem with Nexon is cash shop but in GW2 with arenanet i will not worrie to much with that.
15% is only 15%

Edited by styken, 08 June 2012 - 01:54 PM.


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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:49 PM

View Poststyken, on 08 June 2012 - 01:46 PM, said:

lol. and here comes the apocalypse....you guys need relax, seriously!!
is only 15%

Only 15%... You realize 15% is a large amount to own in a company right?

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:49 PM

I'm starting a collection jar for the players to be the largest stock holder. I put $1.23 US into the jar, cmon folks, lets get this rolling.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:51 PM

View PostLinfang, on 08 June 2012 - 01:49 PM, said:

I'm starting a collection jar for the players to be the largest stock holder. I put $1.23 US into the jar, cmon folks, lets get this rolling.

Hell I'd throw a few thousand in but it wouldn't get us anywhere... They bought over 3 million shares...

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:52 PM

Nexon isn't the largest shareholder in NCSoft...

MINORITY share of NCSoft

14.7% not 15%

Plus I'm pretty sure ArenaNet could just leave NCSoft if they saw things were going badly.

Plus I think Nexon is aimming for the other games such as Lineage 3, stop worrying kids.


Everyone is worried about Nexon, too many rumors, next thing I will hear about them probably will be the same thing happened to 38 studios, I would seriously just laugh.


I'm not worried at all.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:52 PM

View PostLinfang, on 08 June 2012 - 01:49 PM, said:

I'm starting a collection jar for the players to be the largest stock holder. I put $1.23 US into the jar, cmon folks, lets get this rolling.
Hehe wouldnt it be awesome if the community was the largest shareholder of GW2? :P

View PostKeoshin, on 08 June 2012 - 01:49 PM, said:

Only 15%... You realize 15% is a large amount to own in a company right?
Yep.. at 15% they can already increase the time that a feature would be released, if it doesnt have their total aproval.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:54 PM

15% share is A LOT in such global companies. You dont need 51% to control companies. In a lot of cases it's exactly 15-20% becaus with many minor shareholders you have the biggest say anyways.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:54 PM

Great, gaming companies aren't satisfied with killing their own games now they have to pick on the actual fun ones.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:55 PM

Oh no.... I'M worried

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:56 PM

View PostMetaditon Orions, on 08 June 2012 - 01:52 PM, said:

Nexon isn't the largest shareholder in NCSoft...

According to the article they are. Last sentence of the first paragraph.

But I agree, I don't think this warrants any doom and gloom at the moment. Their impact will be felt but they hardly have control.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:57 PM

I don't quite understand this.  So what can Nexon do to GW2 in the worse possible ways?

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:59 PM

View PostSephiroth, on 08 June 2012 - 01:57 PM, said:

I don't quite understand this.  So what can Nexon do to GW2 in the worse possible ways?

well GW2 was already doomed because NCsoft was behind the game, still you see Arenanet have the total control of game

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:00 PM

View PostSephiroth, on 08 June 2012 - 01:57 PM, said:

I don't quite understand this.  So what can Nexon do to GW2 in the worse possible ways?

NCSoft is funding ArenaNet, without that money GW2 cannot be made. Whoever controls NCSoft controls ArenaNets, it's not uncommon for the people in control of the money to force a developer to make changes, happens all the time. Up until now NCSoft has been pretty hands off and let ANet do its thing. People are worried this could change if Nexon decides they want in on the action.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:01 PM

View PostSephiroth, on 08 June 2012 - 01:57 PM, said:

I don't quite understand this.  So what can Nexon do to GW2 in the worse possible ways?

This far along, probably nothing and even if they could why would they? It's clear GW2 is going to be a smash hit and has got rave reviews right across the board. It'd be silly to change anything.

Ofc post release it's possible they would want to expand the microtransaction model, but then so would NCSoft. It's all way too early to start the Oh noes.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:01 PM

it is now the biggest share holder of NCSoft >.<

do not touch guild wars 2 please.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:02 PM

I would normally look for a comment like, "oh look its Actiblizzard or EABioware." But honestly in this situation im not really worried. In both those other companies I mentioned it was a publisher buying or partnering with a developer. In this situation at least as far as GW2 is concerned it is a publisher bought partial stock in another publisher who happens to be publishing Arenanets game.

Edited by splincir, 08 June 2012 - 02:06 PM.


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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:03 PM

15% is considered pretty hefty by one individual

View PostN0rdicNinja, on 08 June 2012 - 01:56 PM, said:

According to the article they are. Last sentence of the first paragraph.

But I agree, I don't think this warrants any doom and gloom at the moment. Their impact will be felt but they hardly have control.

Whether or not they have control depends on the breakdown of shares held by whom. If NCsoft themselves own 51%, then yes, Nexon won't have control, but if the shares are diluted among several several shareholders, then Nexon's 15% can have significant influence on the operations.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:03 PM

View Poststyken, on 08 June 2012 - 01:59 PM, said:

well GW2 was already doomed because NCsoft was behind the game, still you see Arenanet have the total control of game

Right.....NCsoft are telling arenanet what to do, they are the ones behind the cash shop if you didn't realise and are responsible for the things anet are doing to the game to get you to want to use the shop, which is starting to border on you have to use it, its not there yet, but in the future god knows...
This news is just...wow, I can only imagin what the game would be like 1 year down the line with NCsoft leading it, but with bloody nexon? NEXON?? :eek:  It could go to hell quickly....

Edited by Matsy, 08 June 2012 - 02:06 PM.


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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:07 PM

The only thing that Nexon is guilty of is putting Pay2Win items in the cash shops.  The games they have produced are sometimes mediocre, but nothing awful.

I don't think that they'll be able to pull anything dirty on ANet for GW2.  ANet won't put Pay2Win items in their cash shop.

Further, it is not because of NCSoft that ANet put the cash shop in.  That was an intended source of continuing revenue by ANet.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:07 PM

Everyone is right; this is the end of the world.  We might as well just not buy GW2 guys.  Here's to hoping that they get it right in GW3

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:07 PM

View PostMatsy, on 08 June 2012 - 02:03 PM, said:

Right.....NCsoft are telling arenanet what to do, they are the ones behind the cash shop if you didn't realise and are responsible for the things anet are doing to the game to get you to want to use the shop, which is starting to border on you have to use it, its not there yet, but in the future god knows...
This news is just...wow, I can only imagin what the game would be like 1 year down the line with NCsoft leading it, but with bloody nexon? NEXON?? :eek:  It could go to hell quickly....

are you saying was Ncsoft that say to arenanet to make a game that will go against easy money  ( aka WoW clone)??

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:09 PM

I don't even know what you just said.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:09 PM

View Postpumpkin pie, on 08 June 2012 - 02:01 PM, said:

it is now the biggest share holder of NCSoft >.<

do not touch guild wars 2 please.

If they are smart investors, they would leave GW2 untouched as it is, so it would continue it's huge profit and success unscathed

But every time I assume someone is smart, I often am proved wrong.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:10 PM

View PostBeta Sprite, on 08 June 2012 - 02:07 PM, said:

The only thing that Nexon is guilty of is putting Pay2Win items in the cash shops.  The games they have produced are sometimes mediocre, but nothing awful.

I don't think that they'll be able to pull anything dirty on ANet for GW2.  ANet won't put Pay2Win items in their cash shop.

Further, it is not because of NCSoft that ANet put the cash shop in.  That was an intended source of continuing revenue by ANet.

this. as i say before, Nexon even do great MMORPG like Vindictus and Atlantica online, the only problem are the P2W shops they make, but i dont see that became a problem on GW2.
to all think game is doomed just dont buy or sell the account...

i bet if this buy was before arenanet add tier trait system people will say that Nexon was already have a impact on game, making the game more like WoW (easy money).

Edited by styken, 08 June 2012 - 02:15 PM.





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