TERA Developers Condemned for Plagiarizing Lineage 3


Bluehole Studios, the newly formed developers of TERA are to compensate NCSoft for the sum of 2 billion Wons(approximately 1,721,836.820 USD)  for plagiarizing Lineage 3’s source code. This decision was made by the Seoul Central District Court after they found the former development director of Lineage 3 guilty. According to Bluehole, they are not satisfied with the judgement, and will lodge an appeal immediately.

It is still unknown whether this will affect the development of TERA, or the existence of Bluehole, and NCSoft have yet to make an official statement on the case.

The reason behind the case is the fact that Mr. Kang and Mr. Yo, former developers for Lineage 3, used some of the technologies copyrighted by NCSoft after the project’s cancellation, in their latest game – TERA.


  1. That is too bad, I was really looking forward to TERA, every other game should benefit from whatever tech they stole from NCSoft, because it was rendering the biggest boobs in MMO ever.

  2. Damn, I had hoped for a decent game not released by ncsoft. Looks like ncsoft will take a hold of the game and turn it into another bot/farmer game… sad :(

  3. Why don’t you have the decency to use a damn web converter for curency?
    2000000000 WON = 415420.27 USD (or around it)

  4. because you fail at typing apparently as my attempt to convert it with latest rate yields

    1,689,474 USD.

    did it never strikes you as odd and something to be double checked that 2 BILLION won could translate to less than a million USD in your statement?

  5. @BtrayaL

    There’s diiference between Chinese and Korean
    I guess you are smart enough to not know how to use the converter eh. GG

  6. @BTrayaL

    2000000000 South Korean Won(s) = 1770005 US Dollar(s)
    1 USD = 1129.94 KRW
    1 KRW = 0.000885003 USD

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