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PostSubject: Top 10 Free to Play Online Game Earnings   Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:20 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Top 10 Free to Play Online Game Earnings   Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:40 pm

>Maplestory
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10 Free to Play Online Game Earnings   Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:46 pm

Hohoho.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10 Free to Play Online Game Earnings   Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:47 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Top 10 Free to Play Online Game Earnings   Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:06 pm

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>Maplestory
To be fair, it still has a massive playerbase. Not just on the original game, a lot of private servers also have a pretty big playerbase. I can't really blame them, Maplestory has a lot of unique classes to offer and an interesting enough gameplay. Can't say the same about many of the fancy mmorpgs where you only get to point and click without having to do anything else to get through the game. Except for spending money to upgrade your gear 'cause most F2P games have some sort of P2W to them.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10 Free to Play Online Game Earnings   Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:36 pm

Chinese company win on online worldwide revenue.
China had ban on console till end of 2013.
China has a approximately 1.3 Billion people.


I think the impressive game here is Dungeon Fighter Online, never even heard of it.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10 Free to Play Online Game Earnings   Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:58 pm

DFO is popular as fuck, what rock are you living under?
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10 Free to Play Online Game Earnings   Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:12 pm

@Shai wrote:
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>Maplestory
To be fair, it still has a massive playerbase. Not just on the original game, a lot of private servers also have a pretty big playerbase. I can't really blame them, Maplestory has a lot of unique classes to offer and an interesting enough gameplay. Can't say the same about many of the fancy mmorpgs where you only get to point and click without having to do anything else to get through the game. Except for spending money to upgrade your gear 'cause most F2P games have some sort of P2W to them.
Yeah, I can agree with most of what you say. That was my first online game sadly. I was 9, ok.

Their target audience and gameplay both fit on a casual standpoint. But how do they manage to get people to pay for that game? I remember most of their cash shop consisting of timed skins that expired after 90 days or so. I do remember them introducing some skills that required charging to unlock their level caps, and people buy those too. Sure they might throw a handful of buffs and skill/stat resets (well, stat resets are kind of mute now that everyone starts with perfect stats. No more RNG on initial stats) in there, but it's just hard to believe they can generate that much profit from a playerbase like that, and still manage while multiple PSs are up and competing with them.

Then again, some of us have paid for CB, so I guess anything's possible.

@Aria wrote:
I think the impressive game here is Dungeon Fighter Online, never even heard of it.
DFO EN had a huge amount of players that were sad when their service was discontinued.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10 Free to Play Online Game Earnings   Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:24 pm

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>nexon
Pretty much this.

Not to be nitpicking, but doesn't this belong in the gaming section?
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10 Free to Play Online Game Earnings   Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:08 am

Bring my nigga DFO back
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10 Free to Play Online Game Earnings   Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:26 am

It's a surprise CB isn't in the list
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10 Free to Play Online Game Earnings   Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:29 am

crossfire lol /._./
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10 Free to Play Online Game Earnings   Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:32 am

WoW shouldn't be on the list as its supposed "Free-to-Play" is really just an intentionally mislabelled trial version.

And this is the first time I've ever heard of "Counter Strike Online", I dread to think what kind of microtransaction nonsense Nexon was able to inject into a FPS to warrant its place in top ten grossing F2P game.


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PostSubject: Re: Top 10 Free to Play Online Game Earnings   Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:38 am

YEY maple story !!!  Btw you can play Extalia maple story for private server and look the player base over 1000 players( Owo).  Very Happy

also i miss that DFO game ;w;.

any private server link ?
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10 Free to Play Online Game Earnings   Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:22 am

@reVelske wrote:
WoW shouldn't be on the list as its supposed "Free-to-Play" is really just an intentionally mislabelled trial version.
What are you talking about? WoW is P2P, and it has a massive playerbase. It's the main reason a lot of mmorpgs start as P2P and later go F2P because they're not even close to the success of WoW. It has a massive player base paying every single month. I'm surprised it's not higher on the list.

@+RedCobra+ wrote:
YEY maple story !!!  Btw you can play Extalia maple story for private server and look the player base over 1000 players( Owo).  Very Happy
I'm already on Extalia myself, simple 'cause Nexon's site was broken back when I tried it. Buttons were literally doing nothing, like most of the time with their site. And simply 'cause I hate Nexon and the way they do their shit. Like IP blocking NA from their EU games and the other way around.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10 Free to Play Online Game Earnings   Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:57 am

i had never heard of crossfire before this
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10 Free to Play Online Game Earnings   Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:05 am

@Shai wrote:
@reVelske wrote:
WoW shouldn't be on the list as its supposed "Free-to-Play" is really just an intentionally mislabelled trial version.
What are you talking about? WoW is P2P, and it has a massive playerbase. It's the main reason a lot of mmorpgs start as P2P and later go F2P because they're not even close to the success of WoW. It has a massive player base paying every single month. I'm surprised it's not higher on the list.

The problem is that there's a small mistake from Aria's part: while her thread mentioned the top 10 F2P online game earnings, her list covers all online games, not just the free ones.

WoW has a free-to-play version, though it's still limited. Nonetheless, its store of pets and mounts (all sold by real money) is avainable to them too (i think), so some can still pay for a pet or a mount while still enjoying the free version. So if the list would affect only F2P games WoW could have a small chance for a spot on the list.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10 Free to Play Online Game Earnings   Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:22 am

@Shai wrote:
What are you talking about? WoW is P2P, and it has a massive playerbase. It's the main reason a lot of mmorpgs start as P2P and later go F2P because they're not even close to the success of WoW. It has a massive player base paying every single month. I'm surprised it's not higher on the list.

Did you miss WoW on the list? It's 7th, which is what I'm referring to. I can only assume it's on the list because of its recent "Free-to-Play" label, which is actually referring to a lvl.20 cap "trial" account despite Blizzard slapping the F2P label all over it. Sure, its micortransaction income (which is what the list is referring to presumably) is completely independant of the subscription incoming, but it still doesn't really belong on the list (regardless of how crazy it is that a double-dipping MMO can match pure F2P games in microtransaction income).
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10 Free to Play Online Game Earnings   Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:27 am

Ah, I see, my bad.
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PostSubject: Re: Top 10 Free to Play Online Game Earnings   Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:26 am

@Aria wrote:
Chinese company win on online worldwide revenue.
China had ban on console till end of 2013.
China has a approximately 1.3 Billion people.


I think the impressive game here is Dungeon Fighter Online, never even heard of it.

Actually DFO is always in top 3 in korea, its only natural that its on top in this list. It failed in NA though and shut down, big failure. The game is a success in every other region its in, NA failed due to nexon NA i guess. What surprises me here is crossfire, i played that game before but it was a crappy counterstrike clone.. how it got so much money is beyond me.
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