[MUD-Dev] Working with Franchises (was Star Wars Galaxies: 1 char per server)
talien at toast.net
Sun Jan 19 17:08:55 New Zealand Daylight Time 2003
Dave Rickey posted on Sunday, January 12, 2003 12:16 PM
> My paycheck says different. Especially the part of it that comes
> directly from the profitability of the game.
This isn't a slam on your game, Dave. But Who Wants to be a
Millionaire was drek -- and it made a lot of money, ABC relied upon
it completely, and then it collapsed. It was not a good business
model. It was not necessarily a "quality" show -- but it made a lot
Then, the well dried up, quite suddenly actually. Sustainable
business models are about making money in the long term -- not get
rich quick schemes.
Millionaire was a great example of how to make money fast. It's
also a terrible example of a sustainable business model. All the
folks who worked on that show can point to their paychecks and say,
"I made a lot of money off of this." So can the higher ups at
Enron. Doesn't mean it's a good business model.
Mike "Talien" Tresca
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