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The Daily Grind: What was your longest single play session? {Massively}

Jul 4th 2011 8:45AM 32 hours in EQ1.

This was as a contest, though, and in no way represents typical behaviour.

THQ spending approximately $50 million on WAR40K MMO {Massively}

Mar 10th 2011 11:37AM And no matter what I do, I can't get rid of the "unverified" name, despite having this account since 2007...

THQ spending approximately $50 million on WAR40K MMO {Massively}

Mar 10th 2011 11:35AM Let's assume they don't get the retail cash, which we'll say goes to the publisher, and they have to recoup costs via subscriptions.

For the sake of the thought exercise, let's pick a timeline within which they'd like to "break even" - I'm going to say 3 years, after which they'd like to be turning profit.

Let's also assume a $15/mo standard sub.

15 x 12 = $180 per year (this is of course generous, as most games have 3 month and 6 month options)

50,000,000 / 180 = 277,778

So in this example, simply for the sake of food-for-thought, they'd need approximately 277,778 subscribers for 3 years to break even. Since, as I said, some people will buy blocks of time, the actual number could be around 350,00 or even higher, depending on how many invest in multi-month subscriptions.

Just something to think about :)

SOE shows off DC Universe PvP screenshots {Massively}

Oct 30th 2010 10:19PM "Last thing I would want to see is a bunch "comic style" graphics. "

Are you for real?

The Daily Grind: Want a box with that? {Massively}

Oct 24th 2010 8:21AM A box is just useless clutter. Something you'll have to throw away in the future. The game is what I'm interested in, and I'd rather get it without them adding on a serving of garbage.

Copernicus' Curt Schilling talks business models and target audiences {Massively}

Oct 22nd 2010 4:07PM I've followed Schilling in interviews and stuff for at least 3 years. It all sounds great, but the biggest problem I have is McFarlane. I guarantee he's overpriced and he has a style that is likely to turn people off.

The Daily Grind: From start to finish in no time {Massively}

Jun 4th 2010 11:24AM Heads up, chief: I'm about to blow your mind...

Eve's grind isn't skills, it's money.

You grind money.

In Eve.

The Queue: It is a mystery {WoW}

Nov 19th 2009 5:11PM What's the word on the street?

Cataclysm novel slated for August, 2010 {WoW}

Nov 6th 2009 3:32PM You're right, I found this in the FAQ:

What characters will receive the Last Chapter that I purchase?
Once you redeem your code on an individual World of Warcraft account, every character on the account will receive the last chapter in their in-game mailbox (including any characters you create in the future). If you wish to purchase the last chapter for multiple different World of Warcraft accounts merged with the same account, you will need to buy a separate chapter for each World of Warcraft account individually.

**Please Note** If a character transfers off of the account where the last chapter is bound the chapter will be lost.**