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Wow..who doesn't milk customers anymore?

#21TranquilSeaPosted 9/6/2013 4:52:58 PM
Sebas27 posted...
Yipee, another topic that will exceed 5 pages full with useless arguing.

Now here is one outrageous comment. Most topics don't get that far, unless you're not displaying 40-50 posts per page... in which case I ask: why are you not displaying 40-50 posts per page?!
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#22TJ_UNLIMITED(Topic Creator)Posted 9/6/2013 4:53:52 PM
Kitaroo posted...
TJ_UNLIMITED posted...
ChaosMew161 posted...
Bro, it's a server. Which costs big dollars. The only other way to do this would to show ads on the app. Ads+3DS = not in the deepest fiery pits.

I'm wondering, though, if this fee was put in place to offset some of the losses to Nintendo the Wii U's causing right now...


Battlefield 3
- Server
- No fees to use
- No ads


They get the money from somewhere else. Also, their main competitor (CoD) doesn't charge anything, therefore if they still want to stay in battle, they can't charge anything.


Their main competitor uses P2P

Next...
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#23KitarooPosted 9/6/2013 4:56:08 PM
TJ_UNLIMITED posted...
Kitaroo posted...
TJ_UNLIMITED posted...
ChaosMew161 posted...
Bro, it's a server. Which costs big dollars. The only other way to do this would to show ads on the app. Ads+3DS = not in the deepest fiery pits.

I'm wondering, though, if this fee was put in place to offset some of the losses to Nintendo the Wii U's causing right now...


Battlefield 3
- Server
- No fees to use
- No ads


They get the money from somewhere else. Also, their main competitor (CoD) doesn't charge anything, therefore if they still want to stay in battle, they can't charge anything.


Their main competitor uses P2P

Next...



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#24SorceressTharjaPosted 9/6/2013 4:56:44 PM
@The people saying it's server maintenance costs

$5 a year @ 5M sales = $25M for 400KB/user. That's $25M for 2GB of data. If they're paying that they're doing it very seriously wrong.
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#25Sloth9230Posted 9/6/2013 4:57:52 PM
TJ_UNLIMITED posted...
ChaosMew161 posted...
Bro, it's a server. Which costs big dollars. The only other way to do this would to show ads on the app. Ads+3DS = not in the deepest fiery pits.

I'm wondering, though, if this fee was put in place to offset some of the losses to Nintendo the Wii U's causing right now...


Battlefield 3
- Server
- No fees to use
- No ads


B.S. They used online passes until recently. The price of one was covered by the $60 you paid for a new game, but it was 10$ if you buy used. Yeah, they were making money of games they already made money of.

These aren't charities.
#26Sloth9230Posted 9/6/2013 5:00:17 PM
SorceressTharja posted...
@The people saying it's server maintenance costs

$5 a year @ 5M sales = $25M for 400KB/user. That's $25M for 2GB of data. If they're paying that they're doing it very seriously wrong.


Obviously they do intend to make some profit. Again, they're a business.
#27ThankMeNowBLEHHPosted 9/6/2013 5:02:01 PM
go back to the black ops 2 boards dude. you can complain over there with the rest of the cod cry babies like supercoolisaac, lerthyr, and billy.
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#28swordsman126Posted 9/6/2013 5:04:05 PM
You're paying 5 dollars to transfer Pokemon from a $40 game on a $100 system to a different $40 game on a $200 system. Cry more.
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#29Tatakai-No-KamiPosted 9/6/2013 5:04:36 PM
Rad_Dudesman posted...
Servers aren't free, son


dream world was
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#30AzurinaiPosted 9/6/2013 5:07:31 PM
Sloth9230 posted...
SorceressTharja posted...
@The people saying it's server maintenance costs

$5 a year @ 5M sales = $25M for 400KB/user. That's $25M for 2GB of data. If they're paying that they're doing it very seriously wrong.


Obviously they do intend to make some profit. Again, they're a business.


A follow up.

100 employees maintaining a server, at 32000* a year equals $3.2million. Upgrading and additional servers for other data might recover even more individuals with a higher paycheck, say 60 people at 85000** a year which is roughly another $5 million

That other 17million can be used as it's profit margin or other costs.

*Assuming around 25$ an hour and 34-40 hours a week.

**Assuming highly trained employees on salary.
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