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7. Re: MechWarrior Online Raises $5M Oct 17, 2012, 15:14 Bet
This doesn't seem possible. 40,000 people shelled out $120 for the legendary founders? 20,000 people did legendary founders, and 43,000 people did elite founders. 63 thousand takers?

That's would make it one of the most successful Kickstarter equivalents for games, in the top 5. And this game has a lot of problems for the mass crowd that will 'lone wolf' it like Thundr says.

If they had a proper matchmaker that had fair games for everyone and not just groups, they would have doubled this count. As it was, there was so much grumbling about the matchmaking in-game while Founder's/the NDA was going that I'm really worried about the monetization sustainability, if new players are scared off by pre-made mechs with better armor and weapons than anything the trial mechs can handle.

The good news is, with 60,000 people (sounds like a proper estimate to me, let me know if I'm wrong), that's easily enough to keep a playerbase by itself. F2Pers would just be an infusion of new blood to keep things interesting.

I want this game to do well enough so they can do a Campaign mode of some sort, co-op or otherwise. This is the best mech engine ever.
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