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Saga of Lucimia, The hiden gem ?

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  • AAAMEOWAAAMEOW Member UncommonPosts: 757
    edited January 11
    The other tricky thing seems to me how to keep development costs low, since costs are so high and players don't want to pay much. A good example of a budgetary success is BDO. It should be expected other companies will follow their example--whatever it may be. I think they cut the costs down to $1,000,000. It's probably more than that, truth  be told, but that's an insane number for an MMORPG. It's true there're whales, but when you zoom out, the reality is we get far more for our buck now, esp with the f2p trend. Developers are increasingly struggling to pay these costs. Growing numbers of players are playing old games, cracked or emulated games, free or open source games. And I haven't even brought up the topic of AI creating games for us to play.

    I don't know which one to love more. Maybe I can love both.
    I don't think you can compare cost between different country.  There is a reason why asia is the factory of the planet because you find better quality workers with cheaper price there.

    Probably one of the reason witcher 3 is so successful is because of the workers there.  You get more qualified worker for cheaper price compare to other European country.
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 31,496
    edited January 11
    Btw, I was incorrect about BDO's budget being 1 million. That's often reported as the cost of the development with their inhouse engine, but it's far too low to be reasonable by conventional wisdom. I managed to track down another figure here, from the "chairperson of Pearl Absyss":
    In fact, the development cost for BDO wasn’t that high. We had as many skilled personnel as we could get, and I personally put much dedication into it. It was around 11 million dollars. We modified the whole process in order to save some costs. The process was completely different from that of R2 or C9. We discussed many times internally, and we had to make an instant decision from time to time.

    US dollars. That translates to somethuing like 13 billion in local Korean currency. I don't know why two different figures are given. It could be hte original $1 million figure (1.2b KR) only includes hte cost of the engine.

    And I sort of agree, maybe. There's something "younger" and more ignorant about Saga of Lucimia, and something in the back of my mind says to me they have more passion. Sometimes experience can backfire, but who knows. Young inexperienced game developers are notorious for being overambitious. It seems in most trade hte vast numbers of people are mediocre or fail to ever be well known. On the other hand, it does seem to me some of hte biggest games (and movies) in history came from people who lacked experience and struggled to produce them, and frequently during production it seemed all hope was lost. One example? Jaws. That was one of the movies which catapulted Spielberg into fame. I might even give Star Wars as an example. They NEVER expected the amazing reception it received, and fought tooth and nail. In those days, George Lucas didn't have the experience he had later. Something they did have was youth and enthusiasm, something powerful and easy to underestimate.

    What I do know is this. For a while now I've promised myself to be there at Pantheon's launch. I didn't work for a long time, so thought it might not happen. But guess what? Last year I started working and I'm still working. I have a new computer. I will be ready, barring a catastrophe or some major event in my life :)
    Unfortunately by the time Pantheon or SoL finally comes out you'll probably have to buy another new computer.

    :D
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  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 6,479
    This game sure looks good on paper (and in screenshots), but it seems to be progressing very slowly.
  • ArteriusArterius Member UncommonPosts: 128
    This game sure looks good on paper (and in screenshots), but it seems to be progressing very slowly.
    To be expected. They are small team. Very small and they all have day jobs as they don't make enough in donations to work on the game full time.
  • delete5230delete5230 Member EpicPosts: 5,220
    Arterius said:
    This game sure looks good on paper (and in screenshots), but it seems to be progressing very slowly.
    To be expected. They are small team. Very small and they all have day jobs as they don't make enough in donations to work on the game full time.

    Project Gorgon

    They did it, so can SoL :) 
    Project Gorgon is shaping up to be a full fledged mmorpg

    I personally don't like their off putting design, Like turning into a cow. 

    However that's besides the point.... It's turning into a world and a game that's playable.



    If done right, this "part time job" they have could turn into a full size company 
    Arterius
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