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Not so dead after all

SuperGroverSuperGrover Canton, MIPosts: 31Member Uncommon

Good to see LOTRO still going strong after seven years. Take it for what its worth but according to this site LOTRO is doing OK. http://www.superdataresearch.com/blog/us-digital-games-market/

 

 

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  • AeonbladesAeonblades Home, GAPosts: 2,083Member
    Yea, Lord of the Rings seems to be doing great. I can't believe Aion and Lineage 1 still do as well as they do either. Congrats to all the games who made that list :)

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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 19,081Member Rare

    One only needs to be in game and look around to realize that there are people there enjoying themselves.

    Quite frankly, I'm more intrigued that Tera is doing so well. I absolutely love the combat (it's my favorite of any mmo I've played) and I hope that means their expansions well be decent.

     

  • AeonbladesAeonblades Home, GAPosts: 2,083Member
    Originally posted by Sovrath

    One only needs to be in game and look around to realize that there are people there enjoying themselves.

    Quite frankly, I'm more intrigued that Tera is doing so well. I absolutely love the combat (it's my favorite of any mmo I've played) and I hope that means their expansions well be decent.

     

    I agree, TERA doing well is a good thing, so far have they have done the best with action combat in my opinion as well. Interested to see what they bring out later than may suck me back in the game :)

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  • junzo316junzo316 Raleigh, NCPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon
    Surprising list.  I thought Rift would be doing a bit better than that, and SWTOR is doing really well.  Congrats to all the games that are doing well and staying in the market.
  • BladestromBladestrom edinburghPosts: 5,001Member Uncommon
    Looks good, with the exception of blizzard - 5 times more profit than anyone else so where is the 5 times the content release size to match, grr their corporate greed makes makes me so angry lol

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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 19,081Member Rare
    Originally posted by allday88
    This is good but some servers are pretty low. The server I'm on has 314/8000 progress to unlock part of the new area. At this rate we should unlock the cave oh in about 6 months!!! I understand the issues they would have with merging servers, and I not want to lose my house and all it's decorations, friends and kin if I transfer servers. So the numbers look good but the truth is there are a few servers that need a pretty big boost.

    Is this in lotro?

  • AeonbladesAeonblades Home, GAPosts: 2,083Member
    Originally posted by Sovrath
    Originally posted by allday88
    This is good but some servers are pretty low. The server I'm on has 314/8000 progress to unlock part of the new area. At this rate we should unlock the cave oh in about 6 months!!! I understand the issues they would have with merging servers, and I not want to lose my house and all it's decorations, friends and kin if I transfer servers. So the numbers look good but the truth is there are a few servers that need a pretty big boost.

    Is this in lotro?

    I was wondering the same thing, I think it's in LotRO but I can't confirm as it's been over a year since I logged into the game.

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  • Po_ggPo_gg Twigwarren, WestfarthingPosts: 3,017Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by allday88
    Originally posted by Sovrath
    Originally posted by allday88
    This is good but some servers are pretty low. The server I'm on has 314/8000 progress to unlock part of the new area. At this rate we should unlock the cave oh in about 6 months!!! I understand the issues they would have with merging servers, and I not want to lose my house and all it's decorations, friends and kin if I transfer servers. So the numbers look good but the truth is there are a few servers that need a pretty big boost.

    Is this in lotro?

     

    Yep once you get to 100 the new level cap new dailies open up in Dol Amroth.  ....  ...at least on my server.

    I think it has nothing to do with population, more it shows just the like-ability of endgame grind on the given server :)

    Just like the Bounder bounty was, only that wasn't a grind. But if you followed that event, the highest population servers were only somewhere in the middle, and the more coordinated and focused servers finished first, since every player's contribution mattered.

    This new grind is not only boring (at least for some), but only the endgamers are interested in it. U14 went live a week ago, a lot of people are still leveling, or haven't even started it yet...

    (like me for example, since U14 started at the very same day as the Coursera course, I haven't even logged in with my main this whole week)

    Server merges, they've stated a few times already, it's not even in the plans. They're fine with the current 29+1 servers.

     

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    For the thread itself: thanks OP, it's a nice find. Especialy the end section is interesting, and I wonder why no-one is mentioned that so far (not only here, a few other forums neither).

    It's almost like 2010 again, when I said f2p will be huge, and the reaction was "boo, f2p is crap, I hate f2p, so it never will be anything". Well, I think it was a year ago when I said the first time that mobile/tablet will be taking over soon, with the same responses of "those are crap, nobody will play them".

    Khm. Let's see, LotRO is in a great place with ~100mill a year, TOR is at 165mill a year, and then, wait a sec, Crapdashian bombshell: "Provided its success persists, the title is currently on track to generate $200 million this year." In 6 month. A projected 200mill. But you can check some other Glu games as well with similar results...

     

    Don't get me wrong, I don't like mobile games, play only a TCG one on the tablet. But they're easy to develop, easy to target, easy to monetize, and they're generating more and more money as time goes forward. And the industry LOVES money.  :I

  • F2Pelerin118F2Pelerin118 WellingtonPosts: 111Member Uncommon
    I was surprised and delighted to see LotRO so high on that list, pretty cool news :)
  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarrePosts: 4,115Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sovrath

    One only needs to be in game and look around to realize that there are people there enjoying themselves.

    Yep. And you also only need to be in game to realize there are much less of them, too.

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  • F2Pelerin118F2Pelerin118 WellingtonPosts: 111Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard
    Originally posted by Sovrath

    One only needs to be in game and look around to realize that there are people there enjoying themselves.

    Yep. And you also only need to be in game to realize there are much less of them, too.

    I'll copy a message I posted on the Official Forums recently regarding this:

     

    " I've been playing for a Month or so now on the Brandywine server. I see many people on the forums and in chat claiming the game is dead or dying, but from my experience that doesn't seem to be the case at all.


    Bree always seems busy, I often see other players while questing or exploring and for me the most important of all: I have always been able to form on-level groups for Instances.

    It might not have the population of other newer MMOs - but to me it seems just fine. "

     

    That's my opinion on the matter.

  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarrePosts: 4,115Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by F2Pelerin118
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard
    Originally posted by Sovrath

    One only needs to be in game and look around to realize that there are people there enjoying themselves.

    Yep. And you also only need to be in game to realize there are much less of them, too.

    I'll copy a message I posted on the Official Forums recently regarding this:

     

    " I've been playing for a Month or so now on the Brandywine server. I see many people on the forums and in chat claiming the game is dead or dying, but from my experience that doesn't seem to be the case at all.


    Bree always seems busy, I often see other players while questing or exploring and for me the most important of all: I have always been able to form on-level groups for Instances.

    It might not have the population of other newer MMOs - but to me it seems just fine. "

     

    That's my opinion on the matter.

    I'm playing on Laurelin, "the" official RP server. I've been playing since beta, and I was on that server on day one of release. Compared to before and during Moria, the server is dead.

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