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  • Themeparks a proven fail formula.

    Very simple solution. Don't expect it to last forever. Have enough content for a $60 game. Let players finish the game, and come back when there is more content.

    It is a fallacy to assume a game needs to have players play continuous for a long time to a) make money, and b) to be good. 
  • wow .. you can't get more P2W than Eve

    http://massivelyop.com/2016/02/15/eve-player-uses-28000-of-skill-injectors-to-create-max-character/

    "A bizarre twist on that story has since emerged when another player named IronBank created a brand-new character and used around $28,000 worth of injectors to max out every possible skill he could acquire to level 5. A total of around 2,846 injectors were used to boost the new character up to 473,344,000 skill points that would normally take over 20 years of skill training time to acquire. Those injectors are currently worth over 1.7 trillion ISK or about 1,423 PLEX, which would currently cost between $21,161 and $28,446 to buy with cash."

    Is this the ultimate p2w or what?
  • "Being a Single Player in a MMO World"

    http://mmos.com/editorials/being-a-single-player-in-an-mmo-world

    and i quote 

    "I’m not the only person who plays MMOs as a single player. In fact, I’m willing to bet most people jump into MMOs on their own at first. A lot of developers are taking note of this and creating systems to allow players to more easily play through their game with as little player interaction as possible."

    "A lot of MMOs are also including portions of their games that are primarily meant to be enjoyed as single player experiences, like Albion Online’s inclusion of single player dungeons or The Elder Scrolls Online’s single player focused main storyline."

    "They can also be incredibly enjoyable when played as a single player. Gamers shouldn’t be afraid to hop in with the full intention of never interacting directly with another human being. Many MMOs offer hundreds of hours of single player fun, a lot of which is 100% free."


  • So you are happy with the direction It's going?

    laxie said:
    I miss the social aspect and the longevity of the communities. Gone are the days where you could play one MMO with the same people for 5+ years.


    Good. I don't play games for community and people. I treat most other players as NPCs anyway. If i want to make friends, i have plenty in real life. 
    MadFrenchieOG_ZorvanCecropiaKyleranKG470setsua28R3d.Gallows
  • "Whales Do Not Swim in the Desert"

    http://gamasutra.com/blogs/RaminShokrizade/20150929/254816/Whales_Do_Not_Swim_in_the_Desert.php

    and i quote:

    "For the last two years I have lived in the gaming oasis that is Wargaming.net ..."

    "the consumer conversion rejection rate (100% - conversion rate = consumer conversion rejection rate) is about 99%"

    "52% of spenders spend once in a product and then don't spend again. This means that once a player spends, they are unlikely to spend again."

    "Whales take, on average, 18 days to make their first spend. “Dolphins” take 12 days. Minnows take 8 days."

    "This suggests that big budget players are not impulsive at all. They are very careful and deliberate about where they park their brains and their budgets."

    "While not a “statistic”, I should add that middle aged players have the largest gaming budgets, and probably the least amount of time available for play."

    "Games in the oasis have 300+ hours of progression content. All of them. I prefer to aim for closer to 1500 on my AAA F2P titles. Why? If you are a whale, and after a 100 hours in you decide to throw down $100. Or $1000. If you know that you are going to be advancing for another 1400 hours, then you will get good use out of your investment. If the game gets boring at the 150 hour marker, why would you throw down money at hour 100?"


  • MMORPG truly a dying genre


    Can you list these "couple hundred title to choose from"...?


    Just go to the "game list" on this site. They are already listed. In this case, you don't even need google. 
  • Why are MMOs dying?

    Maurgrim said:
     It's a MMOFPS not a MMORPG then you go on about that this site classified it as a MMORPG and to you that's a fact, then you start twisting words and out of the blue you throw in logic...lol wut.



    This site does classified it as a MMORPG. What do you mean by "to me" that is a fact. Show me the evidence that it is not so?

    Can you read the game list here?

    In fact, tell me, do you disagree that on this site's game list, the label "MMORPG" is put to the game planetside 2? If you do, i have an elementary school i can recommend to you.
    ShaighMaurgrimCecropiaPhry
  • Star Citizen And PvP

    vaporware is neither pvp nor pve. 
    WalkinGlennKylerananemo
  • So you are happy with the direction It's going?

    Robokapp said:

    troll2
    trōl/
    verb
    gerund or present participle: trolling
    1. 1.
      informal
      make a deliberately offensive or provocative online post with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them.
      "if people are obviously trolling then I'll delete your posts and do my best to ban you"

    wow .. you just describe what you are trying to do to me.

    But .. i am the bigger man. I am not going to be angry. I am just going to be amused. In fact, i am shocked that you will twist my post about using accurate language, which MANY has done so before here, to something twisted (see my pun there!).

    So let me ask you this .. do you disagree that language should be used accurately? Or that you do not think there is a difference between MMO and MMORPG?
    MendelKyleran
  • So you are happy with the direction It's going?

    Kyleran said:
    Robokapp said:

    troll2
    trōl/
    verb
    gerund or present participle: trolling
    1. 1.
      informal
      make a deliberately offensive or provocative online post with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them.
      "if people are obviously trolling then I'll delete your posts and do my best to ban you"

    wow .. you just describe what you are trying to do to me.

    But .. i am the bigger man. I am not going to be angry. I am just going to be amused. In fact, i am shocked that you will twist my post about using accurate language, which MANY has done so before here, to something twisted (see my pun there!).

    So let me ask you this .. do you disagree that language should be used accurately? Or that you do not think there is a difference between MMO and MMORPG?
    I see I've taught you well, carry on ....

    ;)

    Now .. who is the master and who is the student? If you check my number of posts .. i did beat you by a small margin.
    Kyleran