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By September 2021, NCSoft will be no more.  It will be called just NC.

 

I'm not sure how well that name will go over in the United States, considering that I automatically think of North Carolina when I hear "NC."  Regardless, I wonder if this means a change in leadership and/or a change in focus for good ol' NCSoft.

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10 minutes ago, Haijinx said:

What does the NC stand for anyway?

I'm under the impression it's not actually an acronym as such, but what the Korean name sounds like. Latinized as 'En Si', which I have been told translates to Mister Yen? Not convinced of that last bit. 

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https://mmoculture.com/2020/11/ncsoft-company-name-change-expected-to-take-place-before-september-2021/

 

They've applied to change their name to NC. 

Let the speculation about the connection to HC begin! 

🤣😷

 

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Interesting tidbit, but just looks like a fairly routine business decision. Probably things were slow due to the pandemic, so someone decided that now was a good time to start switching over the branding, and get the paperwork done. With govt. offices closed, or running at reduced capacity, this might have actually delayed application processing (if not produced outright errors, such as lost on someone's inbox).

 

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While NCsoft started their main business by creating software, it has now diverged into many sectors. Hence, dropping off “soft” which refers to software seems like a logical choice.

 

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At first glance, I figured they would be changing the name to NCHard to tell us how tough they are.

 

I used to watch a music show called 'Reggae Strong'.  At the beginning of every show, the intro would explain that they were going to call the show 'Reggae Week' because it's about Reggae and it's on every week - "but Reggae not weak, mon, REGGAE STRONG!"  I thought that was brilliant.

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Because NCHard sounds too much like MCHammer?

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11 hours ago, TheOtherTed said:

For the kiddies who don't know...

 

...and also because I can't help myself.

 

Maybe they'll know this one?

 

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On 11/2/2020 at 11:31 AM, Apparition said:

I'm not sure how well that name will go over in the United States, considering that I automatically think of North Carolina when I hear "NC."  

I think much more highly of my northern neighboring state than I do a certain Korean business.

 

Honestly, double initials are too short for a brand name, too easy to be shuffled into obscurity in dialog.  "NCSoft" at least was distinctive enough to know immediately what organization you were referring to.  And yeah, I know "HP" is out there, but at least when I was a kid, still helping Dad learn how to turn on the telegraph, we referred to HP by its full name always..uphill, both ways, in a snowstorm...and we liked it!  

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2 hours ago, WanderingAries said:

Maybe they'll know this one?

 

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3 hours ago, Healix said:

LOLOL...I just tried something. I clicked play on the Gannam Style video and muted the sound. When he started dancing, I hit play on the MC Hammer video! It was awesome

So long as you watched both, then you are forgiven. 😂

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