An item of NCsoft's evidence, comparing L3 and Tera's races
Back to the present, NCsoft says, "Bluehole, continuing its competitive war against its rival, has now threatened to open a new and potentially enormous front, namely, the United States." Having scrutinized Tera's Korean version and had a good gander at the US edition, NCsoft says it's "evident" that the stolen ideas are still being used. NCsoft would suffer "immediate and irreparable harm" were Tera to launch in North America, the publisher insists. "The marketing materials already released by the Defendants for the US market reveal that they are aiming directly at NCsoft customer base - and are doing so by emphasizing the very game features they stole from NCsoft. Once lost, that customer base would be extraordinarily difficult to replace." As well as blocking the North American launch, Tera wants damages and legal fees in cash money from Bluehole and its self-publishing arm En Masse Entertainment. The response from En Masse senior community manager Evan Berman is simple: "It's our policy not to comment on legal matters." To court we go!