Pearl Abyss, the Korean developer of Black Desert, posted its Q2 2018 earnings report this past week, showing both significantly increased revenue and profits over the three-month period. The company showed revenues around $99.8 million for the period, out of which $4.2 million was pure profit. … [Read more...] about Pearl Abyss sees hefty revenue bump thanks to Black Desert
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Tencent's wildly popular mobile MOBA Honor of Kings (known as Arena of Valor in the West) made approximately CNY 7 Billion (~$1.04 billion) in revenue last month according to a research report from Japanese investment bank Nomura. The increase in revenue last month can be attributed to a highly anticipated expansion pack to the game which launched in mid-January which was the single largest update to the game since it launched in 2015. Just to put this $1B figure in context, League of Legends "only" brought in ~$2.1B in its most successful year ever (2017). … [Read more...] about Tencent’s Honor of Kings (Arena of Valor) Made $1B In Revenue In 1 Month
MJ Guthrie (@MJ_Guthrie, blog): EGADS, MY FAVORITE? I don’t know about a favorite. But I have a full bookcase dedicated now to my game and con swag =D. My Mr Snuff Upalgus DragonCon PixelPal doesn’t count because he is a con thing, not for any MMORPGs. I have collectors boxes, maps, water bottles, glasses, mugs, figurines, pins, hats, squishy bowling balls, pins, and dog tags… goodness I wish I were home to just look on the shelves because it is such a fun variety. I’d mention the GW2 mouse I won at the 5th anniversary party at PAX West, but that would remind my friend he missed winning it by one number. I enjoy the two silver stress reliever balls you roll in your hand kept in a little satin box I got from Dragon’s Prophet (also from a con) and my EverQuest anniversary lunchbox (SOE Live). The stuffed plushies are probably what I would call my favorites though, like my AdventureQuest 3D Moglin, EverQuest Fippy, SMITE Fenrir, and RuneScape Egyptian … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: What’s your favorite MMORPG swag of all time?
In fact, according to Boomerang, emails with a 50% response rate have an estimated number of 50 to 125 words and a subject line of 3 to 4 words. Not surprisingly, since your subscribers don’t have the time to read long emails, it’s important to construct an email that they can understand with skimming. … [Read more...] about How To Create Drip Campaign Emails That Get Opened And Read
Looking ahead Will SWL get to keep making story content for years to come, as Executive Producer Scott Junior said it would? We can certainly hope so — and at a quicker pace, I might add. Right now we are still waiting on the rest of the South Africa Morninglight missions (which have been delayed), and then we have the next announced zone to head to (which is revealed in gameplay so I am not spilling the beans here). Even if content comes in smaller doses, if it comes frequently enough we’ll have a pretty positive restrospective to report next year. But more importantly, we’ll have a fun year playing in SWL! Until then, maybe we will actually get more word on that Secret World TV show that Johnny Depp was to produce. … [Read more...] about Chaos Theory: A year in the life of Secret World Legends