WTF is our billion dollars paying for?

#11LoshadtPosted 3/30/2013 10:29:35 AM(edited)
From: heartherevenge | Posted: 3/30/2013 1:24:43 PM | #010
probably would be a little more for start up. probably around 100,000$ for the 5000,10000 servers youd need. and adding in all the "monthly" upkeeping expenses youre probably looking at, honestly this is just a guess, 1 mil over the life of the game. yeah thats 1 less million they wouldnt profit on, but in hindsight, if they charge the $10 for pre owned gamers to use an online pass they would make a good bit of that back, to keep fans happy(hopefully) and create less aggravation of host migration


$100,000 for 5k-10k servers? Maybe if they were running toaster ovens with ethernet cables stuck in them. Try somwhere in the ballpark of 20-40 million. And of course my estimate is running on the extremely conservative side.
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#12heartherevengePosted 3/30/2013 10:31:27 AM
Loshadt posted...
From: heartherevenge | Posted: 3/30/2013 1:24:43 PM | #010
probably would be a little more for start up. probably around 100,000$ for the 5000,10000 servers youd need. and adding in all the "monthly" upkeeping expenses youre probably looking at, honestly this is just a guess, 1 mil over the life of the game. yeah thats 1 less million they wouldnt profit on, but in hindsight, if they charge the $10 for pre owned gamers to use an online pass they would make a good bit of that back, to keep fans happy(hopefully) and create less aggravation of host migration


$100,000 for 5k-10k servers? Maybe if they were running toaster ovens with ethernet cables stuck in them. Try somwhere in the ballpark of 20-40 million.


see, you have numbers you just werent using them xD. and in all honesty i have no idea the cost. i was just going with what ive seen through work, working in a server farm, and the cost of upkeep seems to be more than the cost of startup, which is nowhere near that much
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#13LoshadtPosted 3/30/2013 10:34:30 AM
Actually, why don't I show you my math.

BOII sold roughly 1Mil copies on launch day. A reasonably cheap server would probably cost in the ballpark of $3000. Now, let's say they need one server for four full lobbies (48 players). That would equate to an initial investment of 62.5 million dollars. Then there's the upkeep for the players of the current game and the players of the year before including maintenance, electricity, and bandwidth.
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#14gwetmore4523Posted 3/30/2013 11:01:00 AM
Its paying for people to make money off of their game. Like any other business owner the idea is to make money. If you don't agree with their business practices or you don't like their product, don't buy it.
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#15BaseballtitanPosted 3/30/2013 11:33:42 AM
bullets.
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#16AaronHutchPosted 3/30/2013 11:33:58 AM
bourbon and anime
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#17LoshadtPosted 3/30/2013 11:34:57 AM
From: AaronHutch | Posted: 3/30/2013 2:33:58 PM | #016
bourbon and anime


Cute girls doing cute things never looked cuter.
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#18LerthyrPosted 3/30/2013 11:36:40 AM
moridin7632 posted...
Hey look, more morons to ignore.

Freaking idiots.


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#19RS_YELARAKAPosted 3/30/2013 11:43:00 AM(edited)
Lerp85 posted...
Dedicated servers still have lag, still have disconnection issues, and plenty of there own issues. If there were dedicated servers you would complain in a year or two that you can't play said game any longer too.


Played BF3 for a good while. Never had any lag issues except for the start of Seine Crossing which always happens in the first 10seconds then is non-existent. Never once was I disconnected from a match. Not once did I ever die and think "That was some BS". BF has millions of people buying and playing it every year. They have dedicated servers. It is possible.
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#20HeartlessCharmsPosted 3/30/2013 12:27:34 PM
Sacred_Asylum posted...
moridin7632 posted...
Hey look, more morons to ignore.

Freaking idiots.


Check karma before you speak. TC isn't supergreat.


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