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    von Luck got a reaction from Bulletpoint in LOS Woes   
    Here's a great spot from my last game.  Advancing US soldier spots Jagdpanther from 750 meters away through 3 hedge rows and two forests.  A little fishy no?

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    von Luck got a reaction from IanL in sell on Steam?   
    The problem is he doesn't want to look. Hell or highwater there's no point to investigate Steam because the unexplored potential is too daunting.

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    von Luck got a reaction from IanL in sell on Steam?   
    Steve,

    Its the potential you refuse to recognize. It might sell ... A lot.

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    von Luck got a reaction from Kieme(ITA) in sell on Steam?   
    The problem is he doesn't want to look. Hell or highwater there's no point to investigate Steam because the unexplored potential is too daunting.

    von Luck
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    von Luck got a reaction from m0317624 in sell on Steam?   
    Steve,
    We spend allot of time postulating over whether or not steam can make you money. Wouldn't it just be better to cement this in fact. Try selling a game on steam... I can't imagine selling one, older platform, is going to break the bank and what if CM sold like hotcakes. I mean all of this speculating - the uncertainty could be capped in fact. You would know the terms for potential future dealings, you would greatly expand your advertising footprint, and you could finally put to rest whether or not 100M gamers want to play CM.

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    von Luck got a reaction from frez13 in sell on Steam?   
    Steve,
    We spend allot of time postulating over whether or not steam can make you money. Wouldn't it just be better to cement this in fact. Try selling a game on steam... I can't imagine selling one, older platform, is going to break the bank and what if CM sold like hotcakes. I mean all of this speculating - the uncertainty could be capped in fact. You would know the terms for potential future dealings, you would greatly expand your advertising footprint, and you could finally put to rest whether or not 100M gamers want to play CM.

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    von Luck got a reaction from m0317624 in sell on Steam?   
    Battlefront has been “assessing steam” for a very, very, very long time. Each time a compilation of old arguments or reaffirmed nebulous umbrella statements are used. For example the argument that
    Steam would require additional backend work. We covered that earlier here Battlefront appears to be Steam compliant with its practices.

    Or Steam would create a competition to the Battlefront.com sales by putting their product on sale without their permission.
    Battlefront has the option supply steam with permission to put the product on sale.

    Or Steam won’t increase our sales or revenue because this is such a niche game that nobody will buy it. Who actually believes this? Honestly …

    Or Steam would pocket too much of the proceeds to warrant sales over its service.
    The sales floor would have to stay the same and all the purchases would have to go through Steam. Steam takes what – 30% this would require that Steam then increases the sale of the game by that much to justify its use. As seen in my previous article if different sales mechanics are used this can easily increase flash sales which in turn have a respectable chance of increasing your sales floor. Not to mention that simply being on Steam is likely to increase your sales floor because again – it’s a huge community.

    OK – so Steam is many things however it is first and foremost an enormous community of gamers whom log into it every day browse its store every day and purchase from it. The Steam community is certainly NOT the end all be all – however it is a huge resource that WOULD CERTAINLY increase visibility of this product. There are a great many niche games released on steam that find their way into customer library’s because of a variety of marketing techniques. Growing the base of players is a monumental task that requires a multifaceted approach. The reasons for avoiding this MASSIVLY POPULAR venue appear old and tired.
    So what is it that makes going to Steam such a game losing proposition?

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    von Luck got a reaction from frez13 in sell on Steam?   
    So I have an interesting article that discusses an indy company creating and selling a game over Steam and several other mediums. 
     
    http://hitboxteam.com/dustforce-sales-figures
     
    This article is an interesting glimpse at a company looking back at some sales data and reflecting on what it means.  The graphs speak volumes about sales and the mentality of gamers in terms of buying into a product.  They also discuss the affect of having the player base increased to such an extent that the base sales rate increased due to having a greater visability of the game. 
     
    Obviously this game is nothing like CM however I think there are enough commanalities in terms of a game attempting to build a larger player base.  Despite what many of the nay sayers proudly discourage - having greater visibility of a game is a huge boon which translates into the company making more money which means more and better products.  Steam is a fantastic tool for advertising and selling games and I heartilly agree with people who suggest it should be used.
     
     
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    von Luck got a reaction from frez13 in sell on Steam?   
    For those less interested in reading the article these graphs are an interesting look at Sales data.
     
     
    Initial Sales:

     
    Midweek Madness Sales:

    Humble Bundle Sales:

     
     
    Total Revenue:

     
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    von Luck got a reaction from JSj in sell on Steam?   
    Sburke,
     
    I have played CM for a very long time.  I have been involved in this franchise since its early inception.  I am posting this because I find it genuinly consternating that the game isnt marketed on steam.
     
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    von Luck got a reaction from Holien in sell on Steam?   
    For those less interested in reading the article these graphs are an interesting look at Sales data.
     
     
    Initial Sales:

     
    Midweek Madness Sales:

    Humble Bundle Sales:

     
     
    Total Revenue:

     
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    von Luck got a reaction from frez13 in sell on Steam?   
    Sburke,
     
    I have played CM for a very long time.  I have been involved in this franchise since its early inception.  I am posting this because I find it genuinly consternating that the game isnt marketed on steam.
     
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