I’m pretty sure the NA/EU dev teams wont be creating any updates from scratch, instead just leeching off of what the Korean devs push out and gives to NA/EU. theres a reason why NA isn’t releasing all the content out at once. We’re basically getting the pirated server version of the game except with updated everything else, besides the new classes, level cap, and parts of the world being locked from NA… its to keep the illusion that the NA devs are actually being productive and releasing (old) content on a regular basis besides just fixing bugs here and to Buy Blade And Soul Gold. And the whole “exclusive to NA” costumes that are being released with the master founder packs are already available for purchase in other countries… the NA team is just there for maintenance, we dont get anything special lmao.
The Chinese made one yes they own, the Quickdraw outfit, no; Not yet atleast. But if you look into the files of their game you’ll see the early textures of it. so like i said, i highly doubt NA will hardly be designing anything, or really have any “Exclusives”, all of the game’s development comes from korea, and then the NA dev teams pass down the updates 8 months later, its not that they dont want us to burn through content.
What you say is true 99% of the time in this industry, however keep in mind that the developers of BnS are Team Bloodlust which is a studio that belongs to NCSoft, that happens to also be the publisher of the game. Usually developers and publishers are different, which creates the scenario you described, but in this case since it’s all done within the same company it should be quite easy to allocate dev resources towards the west according to demand and player base size in our region.
If you look at other games like Tera, it’s a lot like you described. BHStudio makes the game and both EnMasse and Gameforge need to keep buying their assets, updates, etc, while just managing a cash shop, keeping the servers up and not much more. Luckily for us, this shouldn’t be the case.
If thats how it’s going to work then i don’t see the problem with releasing all of the updates at once, i get the whole dungeon argument with my BNS Gold, but it becomes worthless to farm those dungeons for gear when people know the company will be pumping out old updates to the game monthly. It sounds a lot more like a company that cannot manage an updated launch, and then start working on new content exclusive and made only in our regions. Either a lack of creativity, experience, or just another way to save money.