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Per-Player Revenue (ARPU) for MMOs


Yesterday SuperData Research posted the monthly ARPU (Average Revenue Per User) for 10 major MMO free-to-play (F2P) titles. It’s a fascinating article. What jumps out to me is that the ARPU’s are significantly less than a monthly subscription of $15

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Posted in Business Analysis, Guild Wars 2, League of Legends, World of Tanks

You Tell Me: Is Elder Scrolls Online Must-Play, Should-Play, or Pass?


I lasted all of one hour, if that, in the Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) Beta. Simply put, I disliked the UI, I didn’t like the feel of the combat, and the experience seemed disconnected from other players. It was the

Posted in Elder Scrolls Online, Game Design, Guild Wars 2, PVP, WildStar, World of Tanks

What is the One Thing You’d Change in Your Favorite MMO?


What is the one thing you’d change in your favorite MMO? Here’s my take for 2 excellent games I played over the past year: World of Tanks (WoT) and Guild Wars 2 (GW2). What I’d change in World of Tanks I’d

Posted in Game Design, Guild Wars 2, PVP, WildStar, World of Tanks

Stranger Than Fiction: The Ouster and Possible Return of the CEO of Red 5 Studios


Back in October, a reader suggested I check out Firefall, an open world MMO shooter. At the time my curiosity with shooters had picked up after playing the pseudo-shooter World of Tanks. I spent a few hours playing Firefall but

Posted in Business Analysis, Firefall, Game Design

Belated Happy 2014 to Y’all


Prior to today, I hadn’t posted an article in months, and I’ve been mulling over a change in blogging philosophy. My tendency with writing is to wait until I have specific insights and detailed thoughts that I want to share,

Posted in Blog Musings
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