This is make or break for us as PlayFabs new pricing model as we understand is out right ridiculous, but lets entertain it for a bit and get clarity on the below concenrs:
Why did you go from 100 000 MAU to 10 000 players per title x 10 titles, what if we plan for a million players for our title?
Is it a event per player or server tick rate for all players currently connected? As this is pretty much greed if it is per player, now imagen we have 2000 players, we update per player the following:
Picking up items, trading, moving their positions, crafting, selling, rewards etc"yes there is more" - this will happen a minimum 10 times a hour and 10 hours a day, 10 x 10 x 30 = 3000 updates per player a month x 2000 = 6 000 000... okay next
Leaderboard standings? lets say once a day x 30 = 30 "-_-) duh" x 2000 = 60 000.
We create 20 waves per player per instance, right these waves each contain 10 entities "Now not sure if this is only for players or objects as well" a instance takes on average 20 minutes okay so 20 x 10 = 200 x 3 = 600 per player an hour x 10 hours a day = 6000 right x 2000 players = 12 000 000.....
So now we not even started and we have almost reached our cap by going bare minimum sitting at 18 060 000 not only does this greed concern me but you basically killing any and every free to play game out there and to come, yes we will have revenue but as you know there is a lot that needs to be paid in terms of running an online multiplayer game - support, cloud or bare or hybrid servers etc.
Now some of you are like but why don't you build your own backend systems? This wasn't a problem on the previous pricing model when we started planning this 9 months ago, we are also a small group starting on the side while still maintaining an income, not only that but we don't have the skills or the funds to hire them...
Sorry for the rant this comes at a critical time as we where about to launch in alpha in 2 weeks and our testers is all ready a 1000 players, beta launch 2 months after that and then full launch by end of the year.
|1 Million Events||20 Million Events $6 per additional million||500 Million Events $5.70 per additional million|
|1 Million Events||10 Million Events $2.50 per additional million||500 Million Events $2.38 per additional million|