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Elder Scrolls Online Forum » General Discussion » ESO has 3 million people sign up for beta as of Aug-26!

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  Mardy

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9/27/13 4:42:21 PM#21

The number of beta signups really don't mean much, just as I never liked it when AoC started talking about the number of unique visitors they had on their website.  But with that said, the best thing that has happened to EOS is Everquest Next reveal.  A lot of speculation and hype went into EQN reveal.  Then after the reveal, a lot of people went looking for other games.  And here EOS is the next thing that's going to be launched before EQN, and it has promising gameplay that is everything EQN is not.

 

Had SOE gone after their traditional fantasy MMO gamers, their core audience that they've held on to for the past 14 years, EOS could've been in trouble.  But since SOE went after young, mass casual audience, with console action gameplay, there's now room for another game to fill that void.  EOS in my opinion is the perfect game at the perfect time to fill that void.  I for one hope EOS will turn out to be a good game.

EQ1-AC1-DAOC-FFXI-L2-EQ2-WoW-DDO-GW-LoTR-VG-WAR-GW2-ESO

  BMBender

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9/27/13 4:45:01 PM#22
Originally posted by baphamet

 


Originally posted by BMBender

Originally posted by baphamet  

Originally posted by BMBender

Originally posted by RebelScum99

Originally posted by DavisFlight That's not as many as I would think.
3 million isn't as much as you would think?  Were you expecting a trillion?  A gazillion?  That's a shit ton of beta sign-ups.  Obviously, it means nothing in the grand scheme, but that's the most I can recall a game having.  
Skyrim sold what 11mil copies or thereabouts? this is free the only prevention to sign up is really only laziness or disinterest.
  your average gamer doesn't beta test any game. how many beta testers signed up for skyrim? i bet it wasn't more than 11 million hah
read the follow up, it was merely an example of how pointless it is to draw conclusions from an irrelevant data point .

 

i agree its pointless to draw any conclusions but you said "the only prevention to sign up is really only laziness or disinterest."

that's what i don't agree with. again, your average gamer doesn't beta test any games, is that because they are lazy or not interested?

 

it was a tongue in cheek example of how pointless it is to draw conclusions from beta signups.  We need a sarcasm font :D

  Karteli

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9/27/13 4:46:51 PM#23
Things are coming along then it seems.  This game is going to be bigger than SWTOR and WAR combined.  Wowzers.

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  BMBender

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9/27/13 4:48:48 PM#24
Originally posted by Karteli
Things are coming along then it seems.  This game is going to be bigger than SWTOR and WAR combined.  Wowzers.

well how much is that really saying? You did better than two of the top 5 recent mmo flops?

  Mardy

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9/27/13 4:52:21 PM#25
Originally posted by BMBender
Originally posted by Karteli
Things are coming along then it seems.  This game is going to be bigger than SWTOR and WAR combined.  Wowzers.

well how much is that really saying? You did better than two of the top 5 recent mmo flops?

Ok debbie downers.  WAR had impressive numbers early on, over 400k subscribers, and something of over 1 million copies sold.  WAR flopped several months into launch, after people saw the lack of endgame and badly optimized RvR.  We have no idea if ESO will be bigger than SWTOR & WAR combined, but if ESO reaches WAR's initial numbers, then it'll be impressive in itself.  The key for ESO is retention, something WAR failed at.

EQ1-AC1-DAOC-FFXI-L2-EQ2-WoW-DDO-GW-LoTR-VG-WAR-GW2-ESO

  BMBender

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9/27/13 4:59:08 PM#26
Originally posted by Mardy
Originally posted by BMBender
Originally posted by Karteli
Things are coming along then it seems.  This game is going to be bigger than SWTOR and WAR combined.  Wowzers.

well how much is that really saying? You did better than two of the top 5 recent mmo flops?

Ok debbie downers.  WAR had impressive numbers early on, over 400k subscribers, and something of over 1 million copies sold.  WAR flopped several months into launch, after people saw the lack of endgame and badly optimized RvR.  We have no idea if ESO will be bigger than SWTOR & WAR combined, but if ESO reaches WAR's initial numbers, then it'll be impressive in itself.  The key for ESO is retention, something WAR failed at.

Not just war Every mmo is in sate of contraction or stasis with the possible exception of EVE except during x-pacs and major content updates then they all go back to proving entropy.  Personally I see very little to separate it atm from any other, and regardless how people are reading things(good bad or indifferent) into an irrelevant stat like beta signup baffles me.

  keithian

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9/27/13 5:37:54 PM#27
Originally posted by Mardy
Originally posted by BMBender
Originally posted by Karteli
Things are coming along then it seems.  This game is going to be bigger than SWTOR and WAR combined.  Wowzers.

well how much is that really saying? You did better than two of the top 5 recent mmo flops?

Ok debbie downers.  WAR had impressive numbers early on, over 400k subscribers, and something of over 1 million copies sold.  WAR flopped several months into launch, after people saw the lack of endgame and badly optimized RvR.  We have no idea if ESO will be bigger than SWTOR & WAR combined, but if ESO reaches WAR's initial numbers, then it'll be impressive in itself.  The key for ESO is retention, something WAR failed at.

I agree regarding the retention as well as the "debbie downers" LOL, that was funny hehehe.  Anyway, that was the purpose of my other Eurogamer End Game Thread, to show that they are already well on the way to ensuring retention isn't an issue. Now whether they actually execute their plans is a wait and see :-). 

There Is Always Hope!

  baphamet

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9/27/13 8:22:35 PM#28


Originally posted by BMBender

Originally posted by baphamet  

Originally posted by BMBender

Originally posted by baphamet  

Originally posted by BMBender

Originally posted by RebelScum99

Originally posted by DavisFlight That's not as many as I would think.
3 million isn't as much as you would think?  Were you expecting a trillion?  A gazillion?  That's a shit ton of beta sign-ups.  Obviously, it means nothing in the grand scheme, but that's the most I can recall a game having.  
Skyrim sold what 11mil copies or thereabouts? this is free the only prevention to sign up is really only laziness or disinterest.
  your average gamer doesn't beta test any game. how many beta testers signed up for skyrim? i bet it wasn't more than 11 million hah
read the follow up, it was merely an example of how pointless it is to draw conclusions from an irrelevant data point .
  i agree its pointless to draw any conclusions but you said "the only prevention to sign up is really only laziness or disinterest." that's what i don't agree with. again, your average gamer doesn't beta test any games, is that because they are lazy or not interested?  
it was a tongue in cheek example of how pointless it is to draw conclusions from beta signups.  We need a sarcasm font :D

i am bad at detecting sarcasm on forums and in txt messages, it's a problem sometimes lol

  ray12k

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9/27/13 8:30:13 PM#29
I might buy the game 9 months after release.
  Killerwoody

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9/29/13 11:23:13 AM#30
3 Million people and they've sent out 100 invites haha I'm losing interest every day in this game! If they sent out invites every week would make people stay around and pay more attention to it. If they want my 15$ a month they better give me one. Also there was a post on here the other day about a private server of ESO and I can confirm there is one! You can kill mobs and so on but not all NPC's are there. It's more of a EMU process going on!
  baphamet

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9/29/13 12:07:12 PM#31


Originally posted by Killerwoody
3 Million people and they've sent out 100 invites haha I'm losing interest every day in this game! If they sent out invites every week would make people stay around and pay more attention to it. If they want my 15$ a month they better give me one. Also there was a post on here the other day about a private server of ESO and I can confirm there is one! You can kill mobs and so on but not all NPC's are there. It's more of a EMU process going on!

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  DavisFlight

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9/30/13 10:41:59 AM#32
Originally posted by RebelScum99
Originally posted by DavisFlight
That's not as many as I would think.

3 million isn't as much as you would think?  Were you expecting a trillion?  A gazillion?  That's a shit ton of beta sign-ups.  Obviously, it means nothing in the grand scheme, but that's the most I can recall a game having.  

Considering DARKFALL got 1 million with no advertising... and TESOs marketing budget is 5 times the size of Darkfalls game budget..

  Theocritus

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9/30/13 10:47:51 AM#33
Originally posted by DavisFlight
That's not as many as I would think.

 Yeah I was thinking it would be alot more than that...How many copies of Skyrim, Morrowind, and Oblivion were sold.....They should have got 10 million alone from all those people.

  baphamet

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9/30/13 9:37:32 PM#34


Originally posted by DavisFlight

Originally posted by RebelScum99

Originally posted by DavisFlight That's not as many as I would think.
3 million isn't as much as you would think?  Were you expecting a trillion?  A gazillion?  That's a shit ton of beta sign-ups.  Obviously, it means nothing in the grand scheme, but that's the most I can recall a game having.  
Considering DARKFALL got 1 million with no advertising... and TESOs marketing budget is 5 times the size of Darkfalls game budget..

its a lot of the same people signing up for every beta test, surely you are aware of this?

how many people beta tested wow? how many people beta tested skyrim?

most of the people that play games like skyrim or mainstream mmo's are not going to sign up for beta.

this whole thread is pointless.

  baphamet

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9/30/13 9:39:09 PM#35


Originally posted by Theocritus

Originally posted by DavisFlight That's not as many as I would think.
 Yeah I was thinking it would be alot more than that...How many copies of Skyrim, Morrowind, and Oblivion were sold.....They should have got 10 million alone from all those people.

how many people beta tested skyrim? think before you post people lol

  brett7018

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10/03/13 8:03:20 PM#36
Originally posted by Alders
Originally posted by DamonVile
I signed up for beta...I have no interest in playing or paying for the game.

I played the beta...I  have no interest in playing or paying for the game!

Send it my way :)

  RebelScum99

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10/03/13 8:14:20 PM#37
Originally posted by BMBender
Originally posted by RebelScum99
Originally posted by DavisFlight
That's not as many as I would think.

3 million isn't as much as you would think?  Were you expecting a trillion?  A gazillion?  That's a shit ton of beta sign-ups.  Obviously, it means nothing in the grand scheme, but that's the most I can recall a game having.  

Skyrim sold what 11mil copies or thereabouts? this is free the only prevention to sign up is really only laziness or disinterest.

Skyrim is a single player game.  Single player games always outsell MMOs, even free beta-testing.  The MMO audience is still pretty niche.  Not sure why you would have expected an MMO to have Skyrim-like numbers.  

  Shadanwolf

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11/20/13 9:21:14 AM#38
You can still sign up for beta.
  Acebets70

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11/21/13 6:56:20 PM#39

Someone said free food???? 

dont judge me 

  DamonVile

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11/21/13 7:05:22 PM#40

All it really shows is that it's a big budget mmo that's on a lot of peoples radars. That shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that plays these games. Everyone wants to try the next new thing for free if they can.

How many of those tries, translate into box sales is really all that matters.

People are like cats. When they die, you get a new one.

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