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New Numbers From PlaySpan

Posted May 06, 2010 by Jon Wood

New Numbers From PlaySpan

MMORPG.com's Jon Wood uses new numbers revealed from the (legitimate) item sales site PlaySpan to make a point about putting released numbers in context.

Jon Wood

Ever since they first showed up as advertisers here at MMORPG.com, we've been getting complaints about PlaySpan. Those complaints come under the mistaken impression that the company is a gold farming outlet. They aren't. What they are, is a company that works hand in hand with game publishers to offer items that are already for sale by that company. EVE Online, for example, offers only their 30 Day Starter pack, while Atlantica Online offers in-game gold coins (the kind that is used in their item mall). Essentially, PlaySpan is just another way to get your hands on game-sanctioned products.

I don't say this as a defense of the service, and I don't say it as a shot in the arm for F2P games. Your own personal opinion on the topic is yours. The reason that I bring this up is actually because the company has released some numbers today that I found particularly interesting and thought you might too. Not only is it interesting because it's so rare to get any kind of solid number out of any company even remotely related to MMOs these days, but also because is gives us an interesting cross section of who is using an international service like this one.

Read New Numbers From PlaySpan.

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