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Ulysses

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Ok guys & girls, I was looking for something random, and accidentally wondered into the financial reporting page for Nexon, where they share their Q3 2018 company report.

It's worth a look, link here → http://pdf.irpocket.com/C3659/BXIb/krhg/qvOG.pdf

Key points:

Slide 8 - China & Korea make up c.80% of Nexon's worldwide sales; North America 7%, Japan 5%, Europe (& others) 9%... Yeah, I know that's 101%; learn to live with imperfection ok, hehe
Slide 17 - Dom style games aren't where this company sees its 'Pipeline' of future titles. Expect Nexon to port essentially Korean & Japanese games to US & Europe over the coming months... Good luck with that. Although personally, I'm up for Dave the Diver, lol
Slide 28 - the ONLY mention that DomiNations gets is as a small icon under 'Key Titles'. And even then, it's only in the US & Rest of the World box
Slide 24 - Profit & loss for each geography - North America actually loses Nexon lots of money (and has done for the past seven quarters)

So where does this leave a strategy gamer looking at investing time (or money) into Dom...? I'm not sure.

But it does explain why North America/Dom might have been under senior management pressure to make more money... Perhaps by introducing as many cash raising tools as any smart person could ever begin to think of inserting into what was once a fairly simple strategy game... Like the stronghold, troop tactics, Marco's marketplace, the dock, a museum, a crown dock, speed ups and even an archive for them... Heck, man, that's serious creativity right there. And every one of those a 'new' opportunity to swipe a credit card...

The problem for Dom loyalists is that introducing all of the above has affected game play. Big time. It's not like the F-game (which means two weeks) where money just gets you skins and dances. Cash in Dom could buy you +200% on your heavy tanks. Or your oil hauls. So some of these changes messed up gameplay for the fun and simple game. The smart guys at Dom realised this and have now persuaded local management to try and fix it back to where it was. Or at least to try. But that's just not gonna be possible. Because many of the big spending players have moved on. And Dom sure 'aint marketing itself any more. Low priority. So not so many newbies coming either. Rearranging deck chairs after the fact. The iceberg's still there.

There's an (awesome, we love you guys!) legacy dev team who are trying to create new levels (that we want and like) while also being told to create new ways to increase revenues (that we could live without, but will put up with, until it gets too annoying). And a skeleton customer support team of variable interest levels. And that's about it.

So guys & girls, the future of Nexon isn't Dom. Maybe I need to get used to that. It's been fun. Whoever created this little gem was a genius. But it's time to wean down.

Merry Christmas everyone. Especially to Nexon's Dom dev team, originals and current. You guys made this. Thank you for the good times...
 

Blood

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Yup after I saw the unbalance numbers I sort of figured this was a way to milk whales out of as much as they could before they shut it down.
 

Lamb shank

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Great post and some sorry reading. I left the game a while ago but still pop on in hope they have undone what they did. Unfortunately it’s just gotten worse and I have to agree on the Skeleton customer support is an understatement. I see ghost more often(I don’t believe either 😝).

Have a a great Christmas everyone and hope to see everyone in a new game soon.
 

kilgore_trout

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So all of you guys complaining about free events being a RIP off, nexon is actually losing money by making this game available to you. Lol
 

No Angel

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I saw a comment on Dominations FB page, very interesting, this guy said ''Maybe they want old players to quit, too much pressure''.
Well, I must agree with him. If players that have been spending 3 years playing have been a cancer and keep complaining without even paying a single $, I would have made them quitted also if I was in the game team, before they spread cancer to the new players! 😆
New players = new milk 😉

​​​​Just treat a game like a game, people! It is not a real profession, you don't have to be pro at it. You don't have to be like a disappointed child with bad temper tantrum every time the game changes.
New changes are good, if you can always adapt.
Despite the background reason the company make the changes (revenue, management change, etc I wouldn't care), it depends on all of us to adjust to it.
You're not gonna die after these changes, are you? 😉
 

Rogue Squirrel

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While I concede that this game can't go on forever (not sure where they can go after bringing out the space age), the main thing that comes across from this report is that Nexon are forecasting a year-on-year growth of 50% (60-70% in Europe). It doesn't sound to me like they're having problems. In fact, Big Huge Games are still advertising for new staff on their website. I sometimes wonder if all the people complaining on this forum are shills working for Clash of Clans, or perhaps Russian bots trying to destabilise Western democracy...…..hahaha!
 

Blood

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They are not losing money they are just not making as much as they do on other projects. Dominations was only earning 2 million a month for ea I mean nexon that is not worth their time
 

Blood

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Your perception of the world is very naive. Old players who have spent small fortunes a cancer. Customers don’t have a right to complain about being ripped off. What world do you live in. People are passionate about this game because it’s a hobby they enjoyed for years. It’s something you do to relax after a hard day of work(you know that place your parents go every day). People have a right to be upset when a product they PAID for is not as advertised. And what new players are you talking about? Who is going to play a game this expensive and unpleasant.
 

No Angel

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Blood, you won't complain for a hobby 😉
In fact, if you treat any games like a hobby you won't have any problems to grab your pockets!
You should be glad you're playing a game that doesn't load an ad after an attack like other games! 😆
 

No Angel

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Lol no, they just don't go out to parties! 😆
(Well I don't either, but I'm not that grumpy! 😆)
 

Blood

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Like I’ve said before I would have gladly paid a monthly subscription or watched ads for a non p2w dominations. And complaining is working just fine for me it’s more fun then losing my army on a global.
 

HawkEyeHK

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I saw a comment on Dominations FB page, very interesting, this guy said ''Maybe they want old players to quit, too much pressure''.
Well, I must agree with him. If players that have been spending 3 years playing have been a cancer and keep complaining without even paying a single $, I would have made them quitted also if I was in the game team, before they spread cancer to the new players! 😆

Oh come on. Do you realize that in these days you dont need to be in the game to badmouth it? The quitted players can still spread their words in social media, forum, bbs, app store review etc. to spread your so-called "cancer". It is much more effective than just critise Nexon in your alliance chat.
 

No Angel

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As long as the quitted players leave their resources out, we don't mind the cancer! 😄
Have you found any (civilization) games with 5 stars in App/PlayStore though, be real! 😆 I never cared about reviews as long as it's 4 stars. For the record, Playstore is rating Dominations 4.2, so all of you hateful people could just create fake accounts to downvote it, maybe it could change the rating, maybe not!😜 . I download, I play, I like, I continue (And if I don't like it, uninstall) 😉

Don't forget to go out enjoy Christmas parties, mate! Maybe you can exhale your grumpiness 😉
 

HawkEyeHK

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It doesnt matter to me how many people are complaining and how the fanboy keep supporting. I am just telling you that making the old players quit so that new players will keep spending is a big logic fail.
 

No Angel

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PC games, Blood , PC games! If you are looking for most free-to-play games (and even ad-free)

Mobile games are never designed to be ftp. Yes they might be a little more generous while developing the game at the beginning. But as the games are growing, you'll see that all games start to create revenue-making design. Until the developers stop supporting the games.

Subscription is a good idea, unfortunately it won't work the way you've imagined. Crown pass, however is an option for games subscription. This is the same thing applied in other games (SimCity, for example).

Not being naive, but realistic!
 

Blood

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I’m not looking for free to play I’m looking for no p2w. I find no satisfaction in it. Unfortunately pc gaming has incorporated p2w as well.
 

TinSoldier

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the Space Age will cover the historical 'space age' from sputnik to the lunar landing. We plan to still develop the game into the more modern eras!
 
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