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Niche game

ArconaArcona VanloseMember Posts: 1,182 Uncommon

They aim to make a niche game, but I bet they get more subscribers than most f2p games got players :)

It's number two in popularity on mmorpg.com

gg "niche game" :)

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  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLMember Posts: 22,801 Epic
    You do realize this site is home to fans of niche titles right?

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  • ArconaArcona VanloseMember Posts: 1,182 Uncommon

    what game in the top 10 most popular on mmorpg.com today is niche?

    #1Guild Wars 2 17,120 Hits

     
  • muffins89muffins89 Yakima, WAMember Posts: 1,585 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Arcona
    what game in the top 10 most popular on mmorpg.com today is niche? #1Guild Wars 2 17,120 Hits #2Camelot Unchained7,249 Hits #3Path of Exile4,232 Hits #4Neverwinter3,986 Hits #5Star Wars: The Old Republic3,827 Hits #6Elder Scrolls Online3,232 Hits #7TERA3,011 Hits #8Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn2,521 Hits #9The Secret World2,353 Hits #10Greed Monger1,763 Hi  

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  • AeonbladesAeonblades Home, GAMember Posts: 2,083
    Originally posted by Arcona
    what game in the top 10 most popular on mmorpg.com today is niche? #1Guild Wars 2 17,120 Hits #2Camelot Unchained7,249 Hits #3Path of Exile4,232 Hits #4Neverwinter3,986 Hits #5Star Wars: The Old Republic3,827 Hits #6Elder Scrolls Online3,232 Hits #7TERA3,011 Hits #8Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn2,521 Hits #9The Secret World2,353 Hits #10Greed Monger1,763 Hi  

    Honestly pretty much every one of these except ESO and GW2 is a niche product for a certain type of gamer, whether its ARPG fast combat, WoW clones, or Single player RPGS in MMO clothing, most of those can safely be considered to have their own "niche".

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  • ArconaArcona VanloseMember Posts: 1,182 Uncommon

    uhm we are talking mmorpg market right?

    they are aiming to make a niche game in the mmorpg market.

    These games are mainstream in the mmorpg market.

  • muffins89muffins89 Yakima, WAMember Posts: 1,585 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Arcona
    uhm we are talking mmorpg market right? they are aiming to make a niche game in the mmorpg market. These games are mainstream in the mmorpg market.

    i don't think it's possible to "aim to make a niche game".  you make a game and it either becomes mainstream,  fails,  or gets a small group of people that play it and keep it alive.  it's not up to developers to make it "niche" or not.  it's up to gamers.

  • Lore84Lore84 NorthamptonMember Posts: 69
    Originally posted by muffins89
    Originally posted by Arcona
    uhm we are talking mmorpg market right? they are aiming to make a niche game in the mmorpg market. These games are mainstream in the mmorpg market.

    i don't think it's possible to "aim to make a niche game".  you make a game and it either becomes mainstream,  fails,  or gets a small group of people that play it and keep it alive.  it's not up to developers to make it "niche" or not.  it's up to gamers.

    You've got a point there, but I can't say I entirely agree...I think by "aiming" to a niche market just simply means that its aimed at I suppose what could be described as a specific player within the MMO industry....i mean, considering most MMO's have some form of PVE and CU won't i suppose Jacobs is justified in saying hes aiming for a niche market just in that regard, then add in the focus on RVR compared to more traiditonal pvp.....

    But yeah, i suppose if enough people play it then it could bring this type of game out of niche and into mainstream?

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