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Originally Posted by dmasteR View Post

30 Million means very little, when there's no data about how many of those actually come on to Origin. How many users at peak times? etc etc

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How many concurrent users? A lot of people realize this is a bunch of marketing numbers that don't mean much in practice.

I agree with you guys, 30 million registered accounts doesnt mean they are active. EA should boasting about their active numbers, unless they aren't to be boasted about. tongue.gif
    
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...most of which were forced to have an account to play Battlefield 3 online.

Like we were all forced to install Steam back in the day but that's not an issue right ? Valve can do no harm rolleyes.gif
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Only because EA requires you to have an account just to play your game. And XBox users are automatically enrolled in some games, or are also forced to sign up to play. Completely artificial numbers here just to make EA look good
^ what he said. I do not like EAs business practices .
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I gotta believe the majority of Origin "users" have it because they have one or two games that require it. Not becuase they actually enjoy using the service.
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I gotta believe the majority of Origin "users" have it because they have one or two games that require it. Not becuase they actually enjoy using the service.

I think what everyone seems to forget or are dillusioned about in this age of Gabe Newell toe suckling, is that people don't buy games so they can use drm clients.

People use drm clients to buy games. Not the other way around.

The way people talk you'd think that buying games was just an excuse to boot up Steam and browse the store in the same way that many women will value the experience/thrill of shopping for deals more than the actual products they buy (which get chucked in the wardrobe/cupboard and never used more than a few times.....kind of like Steam sale games...lol)

Regardless of the quality of the service, if you cannot play the game without the client and people want to play those games, then usage numbers never had anything to do with customer satisfaction in the first place. Regardless of the client in question. If their desire to play the game is great enough, they never had a choice in the first place.

You could make the best or the worst client, but what does it matter if there are games on them that people want to play?

Just like 2003 showed us when Steam first popped up, people will cry blooder murder, but still use the thing if the game is there.

Why?

Because the destination is the game, not a enjoyable DRM experience. The enjoyment comes from the game, not from a pretty looking GUI on the DRM. The satisfaction comes from playing the game, not navigating the DRM running it.

So much twisted logic these days.
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Two things. First, if it wasn't for Battlefield, they would have about 5 registered people. Second, active is not the same as signed up users.

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I loved steam...always. Even in the olden days when it was that green color. I always found it extremely helpful in cs 1.6.

Of course people don't buy games for DRM clients...that is just silly. The whole point is for the DRM to be invisible, at the same time there must be some value added. For most people, its the ease of shopping for games, the friends network...you name it.

What's not to love about steam? No tax (13% in Canada...adds up fast), extremely fast downloads, savegames sync between computers, friends network allows easy communication. All in one, gota love it.


When companies post stuff like this, it's sad as the general public might see it and be like WOW!!! thats great! Remember the general public is much less informed than the average posters here...its the general public that thought investing in facebook was a great idea because "everyone uses it!"

They are not doing well, just showing numbers in an attempt to throw us off. Would you be impressed if I told you my company (lets pretend) made revenues of 138.79 billion in this quarter, would ya be impressed? No, for all you know my expenses were 999.99 billion.

Ubisoft, you want to impress people? You would've showed us peak login figures, which is probably significantly lower.


I just hate it when companies do this, really bugs me. It's like a bad salesperson in bestbuy, no matter what you just don't want to hand money over to them.
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I bought Mass Effect with the glicthed code just to have a digital version and every time I try to launch the game it crashes. Don't know whether it's origin or the game but considering I've played the game on this very rig before I lean towards the former.

Had that problem with BC2.
    
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I am only registered because I HAD TO for BF3 beta. Origin is what drove me away from that game upon release. I personally cant stand it.
1st: Open Origin Launcher
2nd: Click game, Opens a Web Browser?!?
3rd: Click game AGAIN to start the game.
4th: Wait while "connecting to servers"
5th: OMG! The GAME finally started/opened.
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Two things. First, if it wasn't for Battlefield, they would have about 5 registered people. Second, active is not the same as signed up users.
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Yep, if it wasn't for EA forcing Origin for BF3/ME3 then no one would use it, and with Crysis 3 coming out that number might increase. Also the coupon glitch where people loaded up on free games also increased the accounts. I made one just to download the games and I doubt I'll ever use it again.
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