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  Isawa

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OP  12/25/12 7:07:42 PM#1

Looked into this some after the awards here :) For Wizard101 and Pirate101 combined

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidewalt/2012/12/06/kingsisle-entertainments-path-to-video-game-victory/

Today there are more than 30 million registered Wizard101 players in the U.S., with 5 million joining in the last six months alone. Analysts say at least 12 million play the game regularly.

Players can also buy virtual currency called Crowns and spend it on in-game pets and gear. It’s now in 65,000 outlets, including Wal-Mart, GameStop, Target and CVS. “The [cards] really are a standout,” says Brad Schliesser, GameStop’s director of retail digital distribution, because parents like limiting their kids’ spending.

  xpowderx

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12/25/12 7:23:26 PM#2
Originally posted by Eluldor

Looked into this some after the awards here :) For Wizard101 and Pirate101 combined

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidewalt/2012/12/06/kingsisle-entertainments-path-to-video-game-victory/

Today there are more than 30 million registered Wizard101 players in the U.S., with 5 million joining in the last six months alone. Analysts say at least 12 million play the game regularly.

Players can also buy virtual currency called Crowns and spend it on in-game pets and gear. It’s now in 65,000 outlets, including Wal-Mart, GameStop, Target and CVS. “The [cards] really are a standout,” says Brad Schliesser, GameStop’s director of retail digital distribution, because parents like limiting their kids’ spending.

Great research! Should link this to the deniers at the award discussion.

MUST WATCH: http://vimeo.com/105072944

  KingJiggly

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Definition for innovation is below. Your welcome.

12/25/12 7:31:31 PM#3
Even more play(ed) runescape, yet I dont see it winning any awards (of course, that was before the bot nuke day). Does 101 have as many bots runescape had? I dont know the answer, I am really wondering. 

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/innovation

  Dantae87

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12/25/12 7:33:14 PM#4
GOOD STUFF! this will help make all the kiddies and highschool kids who play these games feel more happy :)

  sumdumguy1

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12/26/12 5:25:17 AM#5
Originally posted by Eluldor

Looked into this some after the awards here :) For Wizard101 and Pirate101 combined

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidewalt/2012/12/06/kingsisle-entertainments-path-to-video-game-victory/

Today there are more than 30 million registered Wizard101 players in the U.S., with 5 million joining in the last six months alone. Analysts say at least 12 million play the game regularly.

Players can also buy virtual currency called Crowns and spend it on in-game pets and gear. It’s now in 65,000 outlets, including Wal-Mart, GameStop, Target and CVS. “The [cards] really are a standout,” says Brad Schliesser, GameStop’s director of retail digital distribution, because parents like limiting their kids’ spending.

When asked about this article, David Ewalt could not verify exactly how analyst came up with the number 12 million current players.   He said, the information came from Kingsisle.  Whe he asked specifically howmany active and current subscriptions the games have, the answer he got was "Analysts say at least 12 million play the game regularly"  When asked for clarification, none was given and the same information was repeated.  In a letter sent to him,  he was directed to a minority shareholder/investor who said, if the 12 million number is anywhere near accurate, I would be making signficantly more money.  I suspect that number is greatly inflated and that Kingsisle is using their in house analysts to find creative ways to distort numbers.  Current measurement tools available to the industry do not support the above claim and a current study by CIMA, while not complete, shows that measurement, data interpretation and reporting of data do not support information being given out by Kingisle.  Lastly if you ask people in the financial know, they will tell you the portfolio Elie Akilian shows a disrepancy between the numbers given versus total anticipated worth of KIngsisle itself.

  Isawa

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OP  12/26/12 5:49:15 AM#6
Originally posted by sumdumguy1
Originally posted by Eluldor

Looked into this some after the awards here :) For Wizard101 and Pirate101 combined

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidewalt/2012/12/06/kingsisle-entertainments-path-to-video-game-victory/

Today there are more than 30 million registered Wizard101 players in the U.S., with 5 million joining in the last six months alone. Analysts say at least 12 million play the game regularly.

Players can also buy virtual currency called Crowns and spend it on in-game pets and gear. It’s now in 65,000 outlets, including Wal-Mart, GameStop, Target and CVS. “The [cards] really are a standout,” says Brad Schliesser, GameStop’s director of retail digital distribution, because parents like limiting their kids’ spending.

When asked about this article, David Ewalt could not verify exactly how analyst came up with the number 12 million current players.   He said, the information came from Kingsisle.  Whe he asked specifically howmany active and current subscriptions the games have, the answer he got was "Analysts say at least 12 million play the game regularly"  When asked for clarification, none was given and the same information was repeated.  In a letter sent to him,  he was directed to a minority shareholder/investor who said, if the 12 million number is anywhere near accurate, I would be making signficantly more money.  I suspect that number is greatly inflated and that Kingsisle is using their in house analysts to find creative ways to distort numbers.  Current measurement tools available to the industry do not support the above claim and a current study by CIMA, while not complete, shows that measurement, data interpretation and reporting of data do not support information being given out by Kingisle.  Lastly if you ask people in the financial know, they will tell you the portfolio Elie Akilian shows a disrepancy between the numbers given versus total anticipated worth of KIngsisle itself.

When I first read it, the numbers didn't seem accurate with the data I've seen, but I posted without my commentary on the issue.

  zomard100

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12/26/12 5:58:23 AM#7
Originally posted by Dantae87
GOOD STUFF! this will help make all the kiddies and highschool kids who play these games feel more happy :)

And you play some really, really serious games?  Games=Fun you know.

  Yamota

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Gaming should be about fun, not gender equality.

12/26/12 6:04:42 AM#8
Well there are a lot of children with a lot of time to play games. That is how movie series like Harry Potter became such massive success.
  Zalmon

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12/26/12 6:05:01 AM#9
Originally posted by KingJiggly
Even more play(ed) runescape, yet I dont see it winning any awards (of course, that was before the bot nuke day). Does 101 have as many bots runescape had? I dont know the answer, I am really wondering. 

Still upset about GW2 losing to pirate 101? by the way was runescape released in 2012?

  lizardbones

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12/26/12 7:43:03 AM#10


Originally posted by zomard100

Originally posted by Dantae87 GOOD STUFF! this will help make all the kiddies and highschool kids who play these games feel more happy :)
And you play some really, really serious games?  Games=Fun you know.



There's not a substantial difference between Wizard 101 and other MMORPG. The mechanics involved are things that you would have to do in WoW or any other MMO. You have to plan your walking path to avoid mobs if you don't want to or can't fight them. The mini boss fights are tough...you have to become powerful enough to fight the bosses. There is crafting (I didn't do it) and fairly robust housing system. There's even some sort of farming in Wizard 101. So while the games are definitely designed with children in mind, playing them as adults is not a big stretch.

I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  KingJiggly

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Definition for innovation is below. Your welcome.

12/29/12 7:25:47 PM#11
Originally posted by Zalmon
Originally posted by KingJiggly
Even more play(ed) runescape, yet I dont see it winning any awards (of course, that was before the bot nuke day). Does 101 have as many bots runescape had? I dont know the answer, I am really wondering. 

Still upset about GW2 losing to pirate 101? by the way was runescape released in 2012?

Hardly, I congratulated p101 several times.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/innovation

  simplius

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1/15/14 6:44:32 AM#12
Originally posted by Zalmon
Originally posted by KingJiggly
Even more play(ed) runescape, yet I dont see it winning any awards (of course, that was before the bot nuke day). Does 101 have as many bots runescape had? I dont know the answer, I am really wondering. 

Still upset about GW2 losing to pirate 101? by the way was runescape released in 2012?

if they had anything near 12 mios, this forum would be more active

even EA didnt have the balls , to claim over 10 mios with swtor

i thought, GW2 deserved to win, back then

i still feel the same now

  DamonVile

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1/15/14 6:55:22 AM#13
didn't 101 just switch to f2p ?
  sportsfan

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1/15/14 7:01:33 AM#14

I can create 10.000.000 accounts on my home server too...

Nothing special: it takes one line of code and 20 minutes.

  simplius

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1/15/14 7:39:34 AM#15
Originally posted by DamonVile
didn't 101 just switch to f2p ?

AFAIK , they have always claimed to be that

but, paying , to open zones..?

  simplius

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1/15/14 7:41:25 AM#16
Originally posted by sportsfan

I can create 10.000.000 accounts on my home server too...

Nothing special: it takes one line of code and 20 minutes.

i can make a real shitty game..lets talk business

i smell great opportunities

  Doogiehowser

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1/15/14 7:42:11 AM#17
Originally posted by Dantae87
GOOD STUFF! this will help make all the kiddies and highschool kids who play these games feel more happy :)

Do you see the irony in what you said considering the avatar and signature that you use? yeah you scream as an 'adult' to me for sure.

*rolls eyes*

"The problem is that the hardcore folks always want the same thing: 'We want exactly what you gave us before, but it has to be completely different.'
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-Luke McKinney

  simplius

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1/15/14 8:00:26 AM#18

i think , it was irony, but it can be hard to tell

judgeing from the pic, i would say adult male..technically

maturity in a mmo forum , is like going to the chess Club , for the hot chicks and wild parties

it may happen, but dont bet on it

 

  Razeekster

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May the game be ever in your favor.

1/15/14 8:09:26 AM#19
This data isn't even remotely true or else I wouldn't have such a hard time finding people for later content in Wizard101.

Smile

  RefMinor

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Hipster

1/15/14 8:27:39 AM#20
Originally posted by simplius
Originally posted by Zalmon
Originally posted by KingJiggly
Even more play(ed) runescape, yet I dont see it winning any awards (of course, that was before the bot nuke day). Does 101 have as many bots runescape had? I dont know the answer, I am really wondering. 

Still upset about GW2 losing to pirate 101? by the way was runescape released in 2012?

if they had anything near 12 mios, this forum would be more active

even EA didnt have the balls , to claim over 10 mios with swtor

i thought, GW2 deserved to win, back then

i still feel the same now

Lol, Necro a 12month old thread to tell people you haven't got over GW2 losing to Pirate101 as Game of the Year2012.

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