I am playing only tribes2 at the moment.
You want t know why. Netcod rules. Community rules.
The netcode allows you to play with 60 peeps on a server where you get pings of 120. And you still manage to make headshots. Communuty rules, bc they have given a lot into that. This game has a genius ingame browser. It shows you various information like number of players in a game, what machine it is, wich ip, wich game type, and so on and so forth. As filters you have filter by- ,ping, machine speed, linux or windows, dedicated, max players, max bots, min players, min bots, game type, buddyfilter and some more. You have in the game, forums, chat, and tribe/clan/squad (whatever you call it) system. Every player has a player page, where you could check the stats. New funktions to the interface are managed by scripts (PJ is da lord). In game you can have a netsatistics graph. The collision handling is much better, and even if you have greatest lag, yo do not always jump around like crazy. So, from Tribes2 there where nearly 200000 copys set off. The main forums on the sites have not more then 5000 topics or so. From this I estimate that Flashpoint has ben sold more then 1'000'000 times. Wich makes flashpoint a real blockbuster. Why should it not be possible to make more out of this 1'000'000 copys then this absolute lousy netcode and browser support?
1.000.000?? Last I hearded was 300.000 first 8 weeks
Where you got the 1.000.000?? My guess is maybe 500.000 were sold...now US market got OFP..lets wait and see how many copies will be sold...
DIABLO II 2,3 Million sold
I was not so far off guessing. Sad thing for Tribes2 that it is till now only 200000. But anyway, I think we should get more multiplayer support for this great number of peeps.
200.000 copies of tribes II..
yes DARN..thats only 10 Million dollars for them
I think it is less. The average prize of tribes 2 is about 50$, but you can make some calcs.
-1$ for pressing.
-5$ for packaging
-The publisher takes about 20$ for managing retailing and stuff.
there where 94 peeps working on it for 3 years.
When each one has an average income of 3500$ (wich is very poor calculated )
-35 ca. for loans of the developpers
say they give 50000 for advertising
There are rooms, where the peeps neet to work.
Aporximately, the coasts for room and equipment is about 50% of the loan.
-15 for rent of building and hardware to develop
So, till here we got left.
Uhm, even when I calculate easyier then now, they earn very few money.
so 200'000 copys is just not enought for this size of project. this 10'000'000 are in best case, amount of moved money, but till here, no income at all.
No wunder was dynamix axed.