Alicia Online: News about English Release as of July 2011 – Also, more new screenshots!
To all Alicia Online fans out there! I have been able to contact Alicia Online developers and asked them if there are any plans to bring Alicia Online to Western market and release an English version of the game. And i received an answer! There is a good news and a bad news for all of us. Read the rest of the post to learn more about what are the news about Alicia Online English release! Note that this post is never than the one previously called “current state of an English release” (i had to rename it in order for both posts to make sense).
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ALICIA ONLINE: NEWS ABOUT ENGLISH RELEASE (AS OF MARCH 2012)
I wrote to Alicia Online developers via their support ticket system using Google.Translate for English > Korean translation. My message stated that there are fans of Alicia Online around Western internets, that there are people, who don’t speak Korean and have very little information about the game, but still want to play it and are waiting for English release. I asked if NTreev has any plans for releasing Alicia Online outside of Korea and asked them to consider releasing Alicia in English.
I copy the original text of NTreev answer here in case someone speaks Korean and can translate it for me better than i was able to do it with software translation :)
앨리샤에 대한 관심과 사랑 감사의 말씀 드립니다.
앨리샤가 정식 오픈되었지만 아직도 미숙한 점이 많습니다.
일본에는 앨리샤가 출시 예정이지만, 다른 해외에서의 게임 서비스는 아직 미정입니다.
해외 앨리샤 게임 서비스에 대한 계획은 아직 없지만 좀 더 발전된 모습을 선보인 후 해외에 진출하도록 고려하겠습니다.
다시 한번 앨리샤에 대한 깊은 관심과 뜨거운 사랑 감사드리며 최대한 빠른시일내에 좋은 소식 보내드리겠습니다.
Thank you. From GM AnimalKing
Hello. Nice to meet you.
Thanks for the interest and love for Alicia.
Alicia is formally released, but many points [of the game] are still unfinished.
Alicia will be released in Japan, but gaming services in other countries are still in suspense/undecided.
Before we will consider an advance to other countries more of the game features need to be further developed and released first.
Again thanks for love and concern for Alicia, we will send any good news as soon as possible.
Thank you. From GM AnimalKing
So, this is it. They are working on Japanese release and they are thinking about other countries, but in the current state (July 2011) they think the game is not developed enough for Western market. After they make more stuff and get it all more polished, they will think of other countries.
Makes sense to me. Western audience wouldn’t tolerate an unfinished and unpolished game as happened with some projects recently released to public. NTreev wants to make a good shot at it and won’t rush things. This is the good news. Let Korean and Japanese players test out all the bugs and rough patches. The bad news is that we’ll have to wait an undefined amount of time while they are doing it and until NTreev considers the game polished enough.
In the meantime, you can play in Korean version of Alicia Online. Visit these posts to learn more on how to do that:
How to register an account in a Korean game – finding KSSN (Korean Social Security Number)
How to register an account for Alicia Online – step-by-step walkthrough
How to download Alicia Online – step-by-step walkthrough
And some new screenshots for those who don’t yet play:
A list of other posts about Alicia Online can be found here:
Alicia Online: Fresh News, Tips and All You Wanted to Know