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Sorry to hear this from Funcom. While i sucks, it's honestly not that suprising, IMO. I think the game honestly had little to no advertising. Yes, it's a niche game, but even among the mmo community, it seems to have been lost in the middle of the SWTOR, TERA, GW2 hype. While i knew it was less than 500k, i was assuming at least more than 300000.
While there are many things i don't like about the game in beta and was not fully impressed, i do give give congratulations to FC for the game's innovation and cool ideas, specially those Investigation missions.
But this is quite bad. If the production cost of the game is 50 million (if i remember correctly from a translate site, but not 100% sure), they'd have to sell a LTS to all those 200k to match the numbe rin the first month.
And for a AAA big budget mmo to have less than 200k is probably not good. I've always expect F2P in 1 year, not because the game is bad, but because that's when the LTS runs out. At this point, it might be alot sooner. On the other hand, if they do this, they can't make money from teh boxes, which is quite alot. Not good at all.