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All Costs Recouped After 320k Units Sold for Early Access - Conan Exiles - MMORPG.com

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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 6,871
    Grakulen said:
    This is why people won't stop trying to sell EA games.
        Well if you step in your time machine , and go back say 6 years , on this very site , you would find many people screaming that they would pay to beta , That they would love to chance to pay and get in ealry , and now they have it ,.. the irony is now some people piss about it ... The industry gave players what they asked for ....But i digress..

      Lets also keep in mind here that Funcom also secured 15 Million thru a private investor last August(i believe it was ) To help fund there projects , and they Also put 6 million more shares up for public to buy last fall , I was able to buy into that at a discount , before those shares went public , as i already was invested  ... But .. great News for them and the Investors.. And for the gaming community , Funcom never gives up and delivers some of the most unique and interesting worlds for us to play in ...


  • MisterZebubMisterZebub Member LegendaryPosts: 3,584
    Grakulen said:
    This is why people won't stop trying to sell EA games.
    Its also the reason expensive dinosaurs such as AAA MMORPGs are on their way to extinction. Now Funcom let's see a Conan ARPG.

    "You have kept me at your beck and call for fifteen years. I shall never again do what you demand of me. By every rule of single combat, from this moment your life belongs to me. Is that not correct? Then I shall simply declare you dead. In all of your dealings with me, you'll do me the courtesy to conduct yourself as a dead man. I have submitted to your notions of honor long enough. You will now submit to mine."

  • IkedaIkeda Member RarePosts: 2,745
    Grakulen said:
    This is why people won't stop trying to sell EA games.
    I don't like EA games.  BUT I see their purpose.  That being said, I wish there was an accepted timeline for the process.  For example, you can't put your game into EA unless you have a release time within 6 months.  These perpetual EA games ruin it for everyone.  EA should be something akin to Beta where it's ready to run but you need to get last minute bugs and whatnot figured out.
  • MisterZebubMisterZebub Member LegendaryPosts: 3,584
    Ikeda said:
    Grakulen said:
    This is why people won't stop trying to sell EA games.
    I don't like EA games.  BUT I see their purpose.  That being said, I wish there was an accepted timeline for the process.  For example, you can't put your game into EA unless you have a release time within 6 months.  These perpetual EA games ruin it for everyone.  EA should be something akin to Beta where it's ready to run but you need to get last minute bugs and whatnot figured out.
    Yeah agreed, companies should not be allowed to milk the EA process forever. As to Conan Exiles, the fact that they've got to this point in such a short amount of time, well compared to a full fledged MMORPG, and the fact they've already made their costs back, gives me hope we'll see quick improvements unlike many other types of games.

    "You have kept me at your beck and call for fifteen years. I shall never again do what you demand of me. By every rule of single combat, from this moment your life belongs to me. Is that not correct? Then I shall simply declare you dead. In all of your dealings with me, you'll do me the courtesy to conduct yourself as a dead man. I have submitted to your notions of honor long enough. You will now submit to mine."

  • GrakulenGrakulen Staff WriterMMORPG.COM Staff LegendaryPosts: 893
    My comment wasn't passing judgement either way. Only stating the obvious. 
  • GrakulenGrakulen Staff WriterMMORPG.COM Staff LegendaryPosts: 893
    Grakulen said:
    This is why people won't stop trying to sell EA games.
    Maybe you shouldn't worry what other people do with their money.  If people want to spend $30 and gets 100s of hours of entertainment they sure as hell don't need your permission.  People like you are why gamers get a bad rap sometimes. 
    See my previous reply.
  • GrakulenGrakulen Staff WriterMMORPG.COM Staff LegendaryPosts: 893
    Ikeda said:
    Grakulen said:
    This is why people won't stop trying to sell EA games.
    I don't like EA games.  BUT I see their purpose.  That being said, I wish there was an accepted timeline for the process.  For example, you can't put your game into EA unless you have a release time within 6 months.  These perpetual EA games ruin it for everyone.  EA should be something akin to Beta where it's ready to run but you need to get last minute bugs and whatnot figured out.
    What I don't like is when they should be killed and they just whither on the vine and suck every last penny they can. If it's a failure kill it and move on. It's the humane thing to do.
  • AoriAori Member EpicPosts: 4,160
    How long before it spontaneously bursts into flames for reasons unknown?
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,657
    Grakulen said:
    This is why people won't stop trying to sell EA games.
    If Funcom and others provide a good EA product and experience it could set the bar higher for competition.
    take back the hobby: https://www.reddit.com/r/patientgamers/

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  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 7,034
    Paying for early access is ridiculous and needs to end.....While Funcom is a well established company, many that are using this method are not and give the appearance of total cash grabs.
  • TheScavengerTheScavenger Member EpicPosts: 3,321
    Paying for early access is ridiculous and needs to end.....While Funcom is a well established company, many that are using this method are not and give the appearance of total cash grabs.
    You and others dictating what people buy is ridiculous and needs to end

    Me buying Conan Exiles has no effect on you, except I suppose you see more early access games. Too bad for you though, don't care what you think. You are more than welcome to ignore early access games if you don't like them.

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  • vorrin5vorrin5 Member UncommonPosts: 71
    Kyleran said:
    So the world is pretty small then?
    Only 2 biomes are in the game right now: Desert and Unnamed City.

    The official wiki lists 8 biomes for the finished game: http://conanexiles.gamepedia.com/Biome

    Desert, Arid, Savannah Grass, Unnamed City, Forest, Snow, Jungle, and Swamp. Some might be doubled-up like Desert/Unnamed City, but that remains to be seen.

    Full map is supposed to be around 53 km² (community manager confirms it): https://steamcommunity.com/app/440900/discussions/0/142260718951029948/
  • TsumoroTsumoro Member UncommonPosts: 434

    exile01 said:

    So, 320k people paid full price for an unfinished early beta game.



    No, they paid full price for the full game. They won't be paying any additional for future polish. In this case people decided an up front payment to take it in good faith that they'll enjoy the end product.

    Thankfully this has paid off for a good few of them as I am seeing favourable reviews and videos coming out of this. This method of payment is not for everyone, personally I am not too fond of it and I am more than happy to wait whilst I watch others play.

  • DistopiaDistopia Member EpicPosts: 21,182
    Paying for early access is ridiculous and needs to end.....While Funcom is a well established company, many that are using this method are not and give the appearance of total cash grabs.
    EA is fine IMO you just have to be wary of who you're dealing with. I see no problem with helping the likes of Larian, Funcom, inexile etc reach their financial goals through EA. I find it to be a better method for myself than paying into KS campaigns. 

    For every minute you are angry , you lose 60 seconds of happiness."-Emerson


  • Righteous_RockRighteous_Rock Member RarePosts: 1,234
    DAYZ



    WARNING: THIS GAME IS EARLY ACCESS ALPHA. PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE IT UNLESS YOU WANT TO ACTIVELY SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT OF THE GAME AND ARE PREPARED TO HANDLE WITH SERIOUS ISSUES AND POSSIBLE INTERRUPTIONS OF GAME FUNCTIONING.
    User reviews:
    RECENT:
    Mostly Negative (2,146 reviews)
    OVERALL:
    Mixed (161,655 reviews)
    Release Date: Dec 16, 2013


    Release date says 2013, it's 2017 and still an EA game LoL!!!! have fun Conan fans
  • DistopiaDistopia Member EpicPosts: 21,182
    DAYZ



    WARNING: THIS GAME IS EARLY ACCESS ALPHA. PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE IT UNLESS YOU WANT TO ACTIVELY SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT OF THE GAME AND ARE PREPARED TO HANDLE WITH SERIOUS ISSUES AND POSSIBLE INTERRUPTIONS OF GAME FUNCTIONING.
    User reviews:
    RECENT:
    Mostly Negative (2,146 reviews)
    OVERALL:
    Mixed (161,655 reviews)
    Release Date: Dec 16, 2013


    Release date says 2013, it's 2017 and still an EA game LoL!!!! have fun Conan fans
    Three words, Divinity: Original Sin.. 

    For every minute you are angry , you lose 60 seconds of happiness."-Emerson


  • AethaerynAethaeryn Member RarePosts: 3,008
    There is always a curve for EA games. . if they drag on too long in EA. . the income from new purchases becomes lower than the cost to continue development.  I would have liked to see this game a little further along before entering EA.   The hope I have is that it will become more popular over time rather than less.  that is the gamble.

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  • ChaserzChaserz Member UncommonPosts: 229
    Happy for Funcom! Most of us have benefited from their development.
  • Righteous_RockRighteous_Rock Member RarePosts: 1,234
    Late Access games are a better deal, you get way more for your money, and their playable. By the time you purchase them, many people have paid, played, and opined enough for you to really have a decent overview of what your getting into.

    Think about someone who has never played Skyrim for example, they make the purchase today, how different is their experience and how much more polished is it? Plus they get the game for less than half of the original cost and it comes with more additions than the original.

    Compare that to EA player

    "Yeah I was the first person to login to Conan, during the early days you couldn't do anything but run around naked and snap photos of your dong hanging in front of scenic vistas" I was one of the first to snap a picture of my dong hanging between two mountains and a valley, no one else would have thought to do something like that. Fortunately I screen capped these because just as the sun was setting and I was about the snap the perfect picture of my dong blocking the sun to make a dongsolar eclipse, the damn game crashed, but you can see in the pic half of my dong is blocking the sun and the other half is missing because it bugged out.


  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 27,035
    Sovrath said:
    laserit said:


    If 200 people all had their own buildings I would definitely be in agreement with Ikeda 
    Especially the thing I'm building.

    A good quality temple of Set needs its space!
    Throw us a screenshot of your temple.
    Definitely when it's more done.

    I had a sort of grand stair case planned and discovered a sort of bug. My stairs attached to a foundation piece at the "edge" of a cliff ran into a problem as there seemed to be some sort of "invisible" outcropping from the cliff face. Meaning, if you went up or down the stair you would find a sort of invisible wall which you had to jump over.

    Sad thing was one stair piece and a foundation piece became untouchable and I couldn't interact with them to remove them. I the became creative and built out from the cliff, covering the offending pieces and it actually gives it a better look.





  • DistopiaDistopia Member EpicPosts: 21,182
    Late Access games are a better deal, you get way more for your money, and their playable. By the time you purchase them, many people have paid, played, and opined enough for you to really have a decent overview of what your getting into.

    Think about someone who has never played Skyrim for example, they make the purchase today, how different is their experience and how much more polished is it? Plus they get the game for less than half of the original cost and it comes with more additions than the original.

    Compare that to EA player

    "Yeah I was the first person to login to Conan, during the early days you couldn't do anything but run around naked and snap photos of your dong hanging in front of scenic vistas" I was one of the first to snap a picture of my dong hanging between two mountains and a valley, no one else would have thought to do something like that. Fortunately I screen capped these because just as the sun was setting and I was about the snap the perfect picture of my dong blocking the sun to make a dongsolar eclipse, the damn game crashed, but you can see in the pic half of my dong is blocking the sun and the other half is missing because it bugged out.


    You might have a point if that's all you could do in Conan, but when your argument is completely fabricated based on one outrageous feature (i personally avoid by playing on non nude servers).. It loses all of it's intent. 


    For every minute you are angry , you lose 60 seconds of happiness."-Emerson


  • Righteous_RockRighteous_Rock Member RarePosts: 1,234
    Distopia said:
    Late Access games are a better deal, you get way more for your money, and their playable. By the time you purchase them, many people have paid, played, and opined enough for you to really have a decent overview of what your getting into.

    Think about someone who has never played Skyrim for example, they make the purchase today, how different is their experience and how much more polished is it? Plus they get the game for less than half of the original cost and it comes with more additions than the original.

    Compare that to EA player

    "Yeah I was the first person to login to Conan, during the early days you couldn't do anything but run around naked and snap photos of your dong hanging in front of scenic vistas" I was one of the first to snap a picture of my dong hanging between two mountains and a valley, no one else would have thought to do something like that. Fortunately I screen capped these because just as the sun was setting and I was about the snap the perfect picture of my dong blocking the sun to make a dongsolar eclipse, the damn game crashed, but you can see in the pic half of my dong is blocking the sun and the other half is missing because it bugged out.


    You might have a point if that's all you could do in Conan, but when your argument is completely fabricated based on one outrageous feature (i personally avoid by playing on non nude servers).. It loses all of it's intent. 



    I got you to imagine a penis blocking the sun like a solar eclipse would aka (dongsolar eclipse). 

    This is nearly impossible though, to see the penis outline, that would require the outline to be darkened against the sun, but that would leave much of the suns surface exposed, those exposed surfaces would be too bright to actually view a dongsolar eclipse with the naked eye.

    Some heavy Stevie Wonder glasses should enable those who wish to view a dongsolar eclipse the capability to do so.

    Now I got you picturing a viewing audience with those heavy safety glasses on like Stevie Wonder wears, their jaws are dropped open as they stair in awe a the dongsolar eclipse.

    I wish you sweet dreams tonight my friend.


  • BruceYeeBruceYee Member RarePosts: 1,632

    SlyLoK said:

    Nice but what will they have to sell to keep up with current dev costs?



    If their other online multiplayer game that they released then abandoned Lego Minifigures is any indication I'd bet they are working on some type of cash shop or dlc at this very moment and don't plan to add much more to the game except a little more polish + maybe 1 or 2 more features just to be able to push the idea that the game is complete.
  • rodarinrodarin Member RarePosts: 2,450
    Best of both worlds sell 320K units and peak at 25K a day and average around 17000. With those numbers they could have stayed with the other server host.
  • Thomas2006Thomas2006 Member RarePosts: 1,130

    Wizardry said:

    I have seen how much top streamers drive these game sales.Already noticed a few top streamers playing different games because that is what they do,they follow their sponsors.

    With the top streamers not playing already,you will soon see those followers leave as well.The game has little to offer,i just can't see people staying interested once they run the course of discovery.

    It has already dropped down to 13th in viewers from #3-4 and now  the next SPONSORED game NIOH is #4 on the watch list,sad really and these streamers are not announcing sponsorship which is illegal.

    If people are truly interested in a game,they stick with it,they don't keep jumping game to game where the sponsors take them.

    Keyword "Investors" so most of the money is going to them,Funcom is seeing very little and likely will continue to do very little.Just like Daybreak their game H1Z1 also called early access has seen VERY little ongoing development and that is because after the initial sales very little money comes in.The ONLY way this game sees much investment from here on in is with a cash shop.So now if you want the rest of the game that SHOULD already be there,you will be asked to pay more lol.

    Point is these are NOT early access games,we would see a LOT more work done on these games if they were.They are merely  quick cash grabs,feelers to see if there is any interest.I use H1Z1 as a point because it sold a ton of copies as well but i have seen what looks like maybe 5 men and 4 months of work tops over the last 2 years.Other early access games have even less,the only additional development usually is in form of the cash shop.



    Funcom has released between 1 and 3 patches every day since it hit early access. If anything that shows they are actively working on the game and fixing the issues it has. If it was just a simple cash grab they wouldn't even put that effort in like H1Z1.
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