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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 11:19AM (Unverified) said

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Definitely among the best f2p online casino services to invest in, they'll take hundreds from kids without question and have very little chance of paying out any jackpots. And in the extremely unlikely event they do, it's still just a free2paste data point in a character file.

=)

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 11:29AM SnarlingWolf said

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That is what modern IPOs do. They come out of the gate with an inflated price (big trading companies work out pre-deals to get fair priced stock before it opens to public trading).

Every schmuck in his living room thinks the stock will be the next microsoft and jumps on it.

The big companies who got the nice deal ahead of time start unloading at the inflated price to get instant profit. The stocks go down because of the huge volume of selling and then after days or weeks it ends up at its real price which is below the IPO initial value and every schmuck in his living room loses money on them.

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 11:31AM Utakata said

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That last part oddly reminds me of this somehow...

"...there are two times never to invest. One when you can't afford it. And the other when you can." - Mark Twain.

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 11:48AM bobfish said

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I couldn't care less about their stock value or how much money they've raised, what is more interesting is this...

1.2 billion registered players

WTF did they come from?

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 12:08PM smartstep said

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@bobfish

All free acconts that were ever registered on any of Nexon games.

Not that hard to achieve considering that any trash browser game can have millions of accounts.

Of course 95% or more are dead, inactive and most weren't even used or were abandoned few hours or days after creating.

So this number does not really mean anything.

Really I also created quite a few free accounts of some games and most of them were used like for 30 minutes just to log in check game and log out.

Only numbers that really matters is : PCU and income.

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Nexon stock falling?

What a surprise :p

Considering inflated price and press hype-build before it was put on stock.

Big fishes made money buying enough stock with rebates, Nexon got capital and many small investor fries paid for that and got screwed.

How fitting with Nexon business model :)
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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 12:22PM wahahabuh said

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@bobfish uhh, they mentioned that there's 1.2 billion registered, and 77 million active. The number that matters is the number of active players.
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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 1:06PM bobfish said

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I understand that, but you've got to wonder how many of those 1.2 billion are unique people.

I've never heard of a company claiming over, or even near to, a billion registered accounts before and I've worked on MMOs for quite a few years now.
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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 1:10PM smartstep said

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@bobfish

Considering how much games Nexon has and how many people have multiple accounts (f.e. I know people that if forgot password to some old f2p game they played they just get another one, or make accounts to troll) + gold sellers / bots ,etc accounts I would say there is like 10 times less people behind those accounts.
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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 3:25PM Amlin said

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@(Unverified) They too busy swimin in the lunch money of 12yr olds.

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 5:34PM Fakeassname said

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@(Unverified)

the developers are Korean, it takes time to communicate a English problem to them before they can even begin to get started finding what is wrong and fixing it, then when they do have a fix the patch has to be translated into English and on over.

then it has to be applied to a test server over on this side to make absolutely sure that (A) it actually works and (B) that it doesn't screw up anything else in the process.

not to mention that if the fix the Korean devs sent over doesn't work right then it's back to square one.

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 5:56PM Fakeassname said

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maybe playing too many video games actually does make you stupid ... I mean, it clearly states that only 77 million of the 1.2 billion accounts in their data base are actually being used.

77,000,000 out of 1,200,000,000.

it's kinda like they are almost sort of being honest about how many actual users they have and are not hiding the fact that there is a massive disparity between "accounts" and "active".

and while I'm sure that what they really mean when they say "active" is more along the lines of "not banned" or "not a gold farming site spam bot," 77 million users is still a hell of a lot of users considering that they haven't had any major releases since Vindictus. so that number is probably void of activity spikes that come with high profile releases.

for my own part I count as two accounts, both of which I use. the first I set up for Mabinogi but the game only gives you one free character per account, so after I learned the game and realised that I had gimped the hell out of myself I started another account 'cause I didn't feel like buying a rebirth. from that point on my second account became my main account and I used it for Mabinogi as well as vindictus, but when Atlantica was merged into Nexon's site I decided to combine my Ndoors account with my first Nexon account because they both had the same account name.

in the end I have two accounts with Nexon, and both are active as well as paying.

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