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

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  • RenoakuRenoaku Member EpicPosts: 3,066
    edited February 2017

    Caiden said:

    This is awesome!

    Well done, Funcom!

    I hope it continues to grow successfully.



    Now they can make it a real MMO, Remove the useless Denuvo bullshit slowing everything down, and make it a real game its sad that leveling a character and you can't get into a server because its full.

    Need actual official servers.
  • CohasCohas Member UncommonPosts: 151
    way to go funcom!! I have enjoyed the game so far

    Have No Fear Cohas is here!!!
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  • tom_goretom_gore Member UncommonPosts: 2,001

    Spiider said:

    Bring over 200 per server and you can count me in those 320k or more. Until you do I'll be on the sideline.



    They're glad to be able to run 20 people smoothly at the moment, so it's a long way there, if they ever get there at all.
  • exile01exile01 Member RarePosts: 1,050

    Sovrath said:


    exile01 said:

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


    Good thing at least a few of them are having fun.




    Exactly, just a few and the majority will ditch it like it never existed. But still, people never learn.
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 27,016
    exile01 said:

    Sovrath said:


    exile01 said:

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


    Good thing at least a few of them are having fun.




    Exactly, just a few and the majority will ditch it like it never existed. But still, people never learn.
    Well, if someone buys an early access game and expects "the moon" that is their fault and I have no pity for them.

    The game is fun for me and as I've mentioned elsewhere I will definitely drop some money into their pockets the first chance I get as the game was given to me but I feel it's worth paying for. Even at this point in its development.

    We'll see what updates Funcom adds over time and that will be the telling factor as to whether the majority ditches it.



  • OzmodanOzmodan Member EpicPosts: 9,496
    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. 
    If you can get that many hours out of this game sounds to me like you are beating a dead horse.  I could not get beyond a couple hours before deleting it.
  • ShaighShaigh Member RarePosts: 2,007
    edited February 2017
    The thing about survival sandboxes on steam early access is that they enter early access during early alpha and just never seem to finish. DayZ, project zomboid, 7 days to die, rust, the long dark, the forest, Stranded deep, Subnautica, H1Z1, Ark: survival evolved just to name the more popular ones that have been around for quite some time now.

    The crazy part in all this is that funcom spent so much time and effort in making the secret world and only sold 300k copies during the first month and a survival sandbox in early alpha manages to sell more copies in less than a week.

    People love to talk about how you vote with your wallet and if anything this shows that both Daybreak and Funcom did the right call when they stopped making mmorpg.
    The cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
  • ForgrimmForgrimm Member EpicPosts: 2,972
    Shaigh said:
    The thing about survival sandboxes on steam early access is that they enter early access during early alpha and just never seem to finish. DayZ, project zomboid, 7 days to die, rust, the long dark, the forest, Stranded deep, Subnautica, H1Z1, Ark: survival evolved just to name the more popular ones that have been around for quite some time now.

    The crazy part in all this is that funcom spent so much time and effort in making the secret world and only sold 300k copies during the first month and a survival sandbox in early alpha manages to sell more copies in less than a week.

    People love to talk about how you vote with your wallet and if anything this shows that both Daybreak and Funcom did the right call when they stopped making mmorpg.
    Yup, that's why survival games are the new "in" thing. Cheap to make and they can pull in a healthy number of players. Significantly less risky than developing a full blown mmorpg.
  • linadragonlinadragon Member RarePosts: 579
    Shaigh said:
    The thing about survival sandboxes on steam early access is that they enter early access during early alpha and just never seem to finish. DayZ, project zomboid, 7 days to die, rust, the long dark, the forest, Stranded deep, Subnautica, H1Z1, Ark: survival evolved just to name the more popular ones that have been around for quite some time now.

    The crazy part in all this is that funcom spent so much time and effort in making the secret world and only sold 300k copies during the first month and a survival sandbox in early alpha manages to sell more copies in less than a week.

    People love to talk about how you vote with your wallet and if anything this shows that both Daybreak and Funcom did the right call when they stopped making mmorpg.

    There are reasons why they are in early access for so long (in terms of DayZ they have less of an excuse) development from alpha doesn't just get finished at the snap of your fingers. It takes time and a lot of fleshing out. Game development is a longer process than a lot of people want to act like it is.
  • CrusadecrusherCrusadecrusher Member UncommonPosts: 283
    edited February 2017
    Ozmodan said:
    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. 
    If you can get that many hours out of this game sounds to me like you are beating a dead horse.  I could not get beyond a couple hours before deleting it.
    Really?  So you explored all the dungeons?  Crafted all the items?  Built a massive fortress?  Teamed up with your clan to go take down another's clans buildings? Summons all the gods?  You did all of that in "a couple hours"?

    Just because you may be one of these entitled needy instant gratification gamers doesn't mean everyone else is...you go enjoy your give me my reward right now games others will enjoy all this game has to offer. 
  • linadragonlinadragon Member RarePosts: 579
    tom_gore said:

    Spiider said:

    Bring over 200 per server and you can count me in those 320k or more. Until you do I'll be on the sideline.



    They're glad to be able to run 20 people smoothly at the moment, so it's a long way there, if they ever get there at all.
    A large part of the problem with the low amount of people per servers was largely on ping perfect who didn't have the bandwidth or seemingly the hardware to handle funcoms demands on each server. It is most definitely the service providers fault and not funcom's as we were able to run 46 people on a private server for a good long while. They are tweaking things still and most of the updates at the moment are heavily targeting server related things and trying to minimize network congestion that this or that starts. I think once they iron out a new partner for servers (they have a better bargaining point at the moment) they will be in a bit better of a spot. 

    I do hope they get linux server files going at some point soon. Windows based private servers end up costing much more if you get an actual dedicated server...
  • DistopiaDistopia Member EpicPosts: 21,182
    Ozmodan said:
    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. 
    If you can get that many hours out of this game sounds to me like you are beating a dead horse.  I could not get beyond a couple hours before deleting it.
    Considering you bemoaned the idea of meeting people who run servers as well as bemoaned an alpha barely out of it's first week of early access for being a "half baked game". None of what you're saying comes as a surprise. You don't seem to get the point of the type of game, which is more or less about creating your own experience in an open world setting (with friends or without), nor the concept of early access in general. 

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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 27,016
    edited February 2017
    Ozmodan said:
    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. 
    If you can get that many hours out of this game sounds to me like you are beating a dead horse.  I could not get beyond a couple hours before deleting it.
    Well I don't know about 100's of hours but I think I have 20 about now and purposefully didn't log in last night as I knew I'd easily add several more and wanted time for other things.

    I think it really depends on what one is looking for in this game at this point in its development.

    Then again I have over 1,300 hours in Skyrim and still playing so maybe one is capable of 100's of hours in this game if it satisfies a particular player's gaming needs.



  • AlomarAlomar Member RarePosts: 1,188
    I'm loving being back in Hyboria, the very first survival game I've ever been interested in. Keep up the great work!
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  • SavageHorizonSavageHorizon Member RarePosts: 3,408


    It will sell millions when it gets on console.



    Yup this is fact, mmo's on consoles are coining it in. This is also where Wildstar should put there game.

    Some people on here mad because they predicted the game wrong.




  • therdretherdre Member UncommonPosts: 50
    Good for them, but I'll wait till the game is actually functional (full release) in 3-5 years before buying.
  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 4,672
    So, what you are basically saying is that Conan Exiles is one of the only Steam Early Access survival titles with a budget higher than 20 bucks and a back alley handjob.
  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 6,483
    I wish them luck as long as they dont do a paid expansion while still in EA, unlike some other survival game...
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,887
    Shaigh said:
    The thing about survival sandboxes on steam early access is that they enter early access during early alpha and just never seem to finish. DayZ, project zomboid, 7 days to die, rust, the long dark, the forest, Stranded deep, Subnautica, H1Z1, Ark: survival evolved just to name the more popular ones that have been around for quite some time now.

    The crazy part in all this is that funcom spent so much time and effort in making the secret world and only sold 300k copies during the first month and a survival sandbox in early alpha manages to sell more copies in less than a week.

    People love to talk about how you vote with your wallet and if anything this shows that both Daybreak and Funcom did the right call when they stopped making mmorpg.

    There are reasons why they are in early access for so long (in terms of DayZ they have less of an excuse) development from alpha doesn't just get finished at the snap of your fingers. It takes time and a lot of fleshing out. Game development is a longer process than a lot of people want to act like it is.
    As soon as one if these is finished I'll be giving the survival genre a try.

    I think you are giving these folks too much leeway when the post EA period exceeds several years.

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  • CrusadecrusherCrusadecrusher Member UncommonPosts: 283
    Kyleran said:
    Shaigh said:
    The thing about survival sandboxes on steam early access is that they enter early access during early alpha and just never seem to finish. DayZ, project zomboid, 7 days to die, rust, the long dark, the forest, Stranded deep, Subnautica, H1Z1, Ark: survival evolved just to name the more popular ones that have been around for quite some time now.

    The crazy part in all this is that funcom spent so much time and effort in making the secret world and only sold 300k copies during the first month and a survival sandbox in early alpha manages to sell more copies in less than a week.

    People love to talk about how you vote with your wallet and if anything this shows that both Daybreak and Funcom did the right call when they stopped making mmorpg.

    There are reasons why they are in early access for so long (in terms of DayZ they have less of an excuse) development from alpha doesn't just get finished at the snap of your fingers. It takes time and a lot of fleshing out. Game development is a longer process than a lot of people want to act like it is.
    As soon as one if these is finished I'll be giving the survival genre a try.

    I think you are giving these folks too much leeway when the post EA period exceeds several years.
    There is no "leeway" most people who get an EA like Conan Exiles are fully aware what they are getting.  If you pay $30 and the EA  last "several years" but you maintain access the entire time what is the issue?  

    I can understand why some people don't like EA but clearly a lot of people are on board with the idea and there is nothing wrong with that.  There are a lot of people trying to convince those who like EA they are wrong and somehow causing them pain or something which is completely out of line.  
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