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Sorry more Funcom stuff: EA is buying Funcom

gamesrfungamesrfun Red Deer, ABPosts: 127Member

Just thought I'd let everyone know that EA put in a bid for Funcom that is running through the BoD as of now.

2.20 NOK per share.  No clue with respect to the reaction of the offer.

No info with respect to what they wish to do with the various IPs if it is accepted.

RexTerra

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  • kevjardskevjards carlislePosts: 1,463Member
    hope not..but nice of funcom to get TSW to b2p before the train wreck of EA apears.
  • victorbjrvictorbjr Quezon CityPosts: 185Member Uncommon

    Can you clarify your sources for this?

     

    I'd like to follow up on this if I can, but I have no clue what a BoD is.

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  • gamesrfungamesrfun Red Deer, ABPosts: 127Member
    Originally posted by kevjards
    hope not..but nice of funcom to get TSW to b2p before the train wreck of EA apears.

    B2P was essentially offered as a "progressive enterprise decision" by the EA component of the buyout contingent.

    Again, my info is a bit 3rd hand...so buyer beware.

    (It makes sense though.)

    RexTerra

  • kitaradkitarad RomePosts: 1,742Member Uncommon
    Wow ! Really EA has a lot of money huh ,never ceases to amaze me how much money they have.

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  • gamesrfungamesrfun Red Deer, ABPosts: 127Member
    Originally posted by victorbjr

    Can you clarify your sources for this?

     

    I'd like to follow up on this if I can, but I have no clue what a BoD is.

    BoD = Board of Directors

    Source?  Me.  I have a long history of financial analysis of Funcom.  A quick fact check on my posts shows I knew stuff ahead of time. 

     

  • KenaoshiKenaoshi Porto AlegrePosts: 1,016Member Uncommon

    HA, too late EA, you cannot ruin a company that already do crap!

     

    Edit: hmm what if the combination of bad ideas acctually result in something so bad, but so big, but a new bad, that actually became something new and interresting? =x

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  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Games had it then, here comes a god awful war / swtor style cash shop
  • gamesrfungamesrfun Red Deer, ABPosts: 127Member
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    Games had it then, here comes a god awful war / swtor style cash shop

    TSW earns 30-40% of its revenue from a cash shop already.

    Subscription + cash shop has dominated their revenue projections from the beginning.

     

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Yes but the tsw cash shop is fair, you don't need to use it at all.

    Unlike the war cash shop

    And from what I hear on here about the swtor cash shop.
  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    I was thinking of playing again part time with the b2p anouncement, but I will give it a miss now "poo fingered midas" is in charge.
  • LobotomistLobotomist ZagrebPosts: 5,051Member Uncommon

    NOOOooooononoooooonoonooooooOOOOOOoNNNNnnnnoooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

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  • TsaboHavocTsaboHavoc PinheiralPosts: 351Member
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    I was thinking of playing again part time with the b2p anouncement, but I will give it a miss now "poo fingered midas" is in charge.

    i wonder what happens when "poo fingered midas" lay his hands in a turd....

  • OrtwigOrtwig Cambridge, MAPosts: 1,159Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    I was thinking of playing again part time with the b2p anouncement, but I will give it a miss now "poo fingered midas" is in charge.

    Well, if EA was helpful in making the B2P transition, then why is it all bad?  If not, /shrug.  I can never understand why people don't play a game they like because of some stupid boogyman in a suit.

  • victorbjrvictorbjr Quezon CityPosts: 185Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by gamesrfun
    Originally posted by victorbjr

    Can you clarify your sources for this?

     

    I'd like to follow up on this if I can, but I have no clue what a BoD is.

    BoD = Board of Directors

    Source?  Me.  I have a long history of financial analysis of Funcom.  A quick fact check on my posts shows I knew stuff ahead of time. 

     

    Heehee. Was actually reading through your posts right after commenting. Also googled BoD and realized it. :D

    Thanks for sending this out though. Will see if I can find more info online as well. :D

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  • NitthNitth AustraliaPosts: 3,684Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by gamesrfun
    Originally posted by victorbjr Can you clarify your sources for this?   I'd like to follow up on this if I can, but I have no clue what a BoD is.
    BoD = Board of Directors

    Source?  Me.  I have a long history of financial analysis of Funcom.  A quick fact check on my posts shows I knew stuff ahead of time. 

     


    So what your saying is you have no creditable source that can be cited, And this is just speculation?

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  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    History ortwig

    Ea have made a terrible mess of every single mmo they have been Involved in
  • OrtwigOrtwig Cambridge, MAPosts: 1,159Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    History ortwig

    Ea have made a terrible mess of every single mmo they have been Involved in

    Yeah, I know.  I just focus on the game itself, not the company -- it seems to me like EA messes up when they are trying to "fix" things.  All I'm saying is there's not a lot to "fix" with TSW, except perhaps the business model, and if they helped with this decision, well they did a pretty good job.

    EDIT: And actually, if EA can help with budget, Funcom may actually get some decent marketing for a change!

  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,273Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by gamesrfun

    Just thought I'd let everyone know that EA put in a bid for Funcom that is running through the BoD as of now.

    2.20 NOK per share.  No clue with respect to the reaction of the offer.

    No info with respect to what they wish to do with the various IPs if it is accepted.

    RexTerra

    They want the DreamWorld engine.

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Ortwig
    Ea were involved to market the game in the first place. Didn't make a particularly good job of it.

    I don't think more money will go into the game with ea involved, more likely they take more money out of the game.

    While ea weren't involved with the development of the game, this was also the case with daoc and there was a very noticeable drop in support for daoc after ea bought mythic, less action on hackers, uncontactable csrs, promised improvements getting canned etc..
  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Bully
    Dreamworld engine is pretty good (well now with tsw it is, was rubbish with aoc)

    But there are better engines out there especially forgelight (planetside 2 / EQ next)
  • OrtwigOrtwig Cambridge, MAPosts: 1,159Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    Ortwig
    Ea were involved to market the game in the first place. Didn't make a particularly good job of it.

    I don't think more money will go into the game with ea involved, more likely they take more money out of the game.

    While ea weren't involved with the development of the game, this was also the case with daoc and there was a very noticeable drop in support for daoc after ea bought mythic, less action on hackers, uncontactable csrs, promised improvements getting canned etc..

    Eh.  I refuse to let it dictate my gaming life.

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,649Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Ortwig
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    I was thinking of playing again part time with the b2p anouncement, but I will give it a miss now "poo fingered midas" is in charge.

    Well, if EA was helpful in making the B2P transition, then why is it all bad?  If not, /shrug.  I can never understand why people don't play a game they like because of some stupid boogyman in a suit.

    It's called "voting with your wallet."

    If EA picks up Funcom, I'm cancelling my AoC account.

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  • dinamsdinams Muriae, VAPosts: 1,362Member
    Originally posted by Ortwig
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    History ortwig

    Ea have made a terrible mess of every single mmo they have been Involved in

    Yeah, I know.  I just focus on the game itself, not the company -- it seems to me like EA messes up when they are trying to "fix" things.  All I'm saying is there's not a lot to "fix" with TSW, except perhaps the business model, and if they helped with this decision, well they did a pretty good job.

    EDIT: And actually, if EA can help with budget, Funcom may actually get some decent marketing for a change!

    So...you are the one that backs the shit that EA makes

    This mess in the market is your fault, shameful display, you should be ashamed and commit seppuku

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  • tom_goretom_gore TamperePosts: 1,796Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    Bully
    Dreamworld engine is pretty good (well now with tsw it is, was rubbish with aoc)

    But there are better engines out there especially forgelight (planetside 2 / EQ next)

    Maybe, but fat chance SOE is selling it to EA.

    EA has already got Frostbite and they're pretty much using it for everything now, but apparently it doesn't do MMOs well and they already spent money on the Hero engine for SWTOR and we all know how well that turned out.

     

  • StonesDKStonesDK SomewherePosts: 1,805Member
    Originally posted by dinams
    Originally posted by Ortwig
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    History ortwig

    Ea have made a terrible mess of every single mmo they have been Involved in

    Yeah, I know.  I just focus on the game itself, not the company -- it seems to me like EA messes up when they are trying to "fix" things.  All I'm saying is there's not a lot to "fix" with TSW, except perhaps the business model, and if they helped with this decision, well they did a pretty good job.

    EDIT: And actually, if EA can help with budget, Funcom may actually get some decent marketing for a change!

    So...you are the one that backs the shit that EA makes

    This mess in the market is your fault, shameful display, you should be ashamed and commit seppuku

    Didn't you support EA as well by buying Mass Effect 3?

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