As someone may remember i was working on a MMORPG concept which i was thinking of using for making a gamemode for Gmod.
Well, As known the main problem has been and always will be the max players amount and wasted resources in source servers. So to run this thing atleast 6 good game servers for one realm(plus the lounge server, webserver, database and other things which may be required) each able to hold 60(-10) players(which means that 300 players can play in 1 realm, 50 in 1 area.). Right now the concept hasn’t exceeded the limitations of source engine which was exactly what i wanted. But the problem is that the servers arent free and at this scale it’s going to be expensive to keep these servers.
After going through all the generally used methods to fund the MMORPGs i found out that these methods were not effective enough to fund the whole thing. And that the only working option would be to use the gametime system which means that every player pays something amount of money to play for a month.
So i ask you facepunch, How many of you would be ready to actually pay to play a gamemode?
Many of you may ask: how much? Lets say that opening an account costs 35€ and 30 days gaming time costs maybe 20€ or so, I can’t say for sure. I’m just making up these numbers so i could get some answers.
The reason i’m asking this is because most of the garrysmod players are underage and they don’t have creditcards nor bank accounts or anything similiar which could be used to pay, even if they wanted to.
So i need an estimation to even know how many players there would be interested to play the gamemode(I can’t actually post any concept art or anything like that for obvious reasons. Therefore this is a poll to find out if the players would be ready to pay to play. Not if they would be ready to play a specific game).
In a case where there would be no funds for keepping the servers, the servers would have to be shutdown. Which has lead me to consider using the concept in a different game engine(might be actually cheaper since not so many servers would be required or that there would be more slots for players available, which means that not so many realms would be required. but developing a decent game engine and a server program is a time consuming project. And advertising and other crap would be required which won’t really solve the problem since they cost money aswell).