Interplay's business plan

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    A little bird told us Interplay's pitch to foreign investors for Fallout Online, intended to pry loose a total of $75 million, has been filed with SEC for public viewing. And it makes for a riveting read.<blockquote>THE FALLOUT BRAND IS ONE OF THE MOST RECOGNIZED GAMING BRAND BY CONSUMERS.

    THERE ARE SEVERAL DEDICATED FAN SITES AROUND THE WORLD EVIDENCING A LOYAL FAN BASE ESTIMATED TO BE OVER 350,000 PEOPLE (www.nma-fallout.com, www.duckandcover.cx, fanmadefallout.com, www.teamx.ru, www.nwsgames.net, nukacola.com, www.nuclearcleansing.com).

    DUE TO THE SUBJECT MATTER OF A POST NUCLEAR APOCALYPTIC WORLD RESULTING FROM THE COLD WAR (1945-1990), ALL CONSUMERS 20 AND OLDER WILL HAVE SOME TIES TO FALLOUT AND WILL BE INTRIGUED TO FIND OUT IN THIS VIRTUAL WORLD: "AND WHAT IF THE NUCLEAR WAR REALLY HAD HAPPENED?"</blockquote>Fallout isn't exactly about what would've happened had the Cold War between the USSR and US turned hot, Herve, you might want to read a little thing called the Fallout Bible. But thanks for the recognition, 350k people strong and we all really hate FOOL!<blockquote>The Fallout MMOG will be developed in the highly recognized Fallout post Nuclear Apocalyptic world giving consumers an ongoing virtual experience of today's life as if the cold war, which lasted for the best part of the second half of last century, had led to a nuclear disaster.</blockquote>Not even close to the Fallout storyline there, mack, the Great War of Fallout happened in 2077. Herve adds some spurious comments under investment attractions:<blockquote>o Interplay will effectively be the first MMOG pure play western public company

    o Interplay's management was involved in the World of Warcraft project at Vivendi</blockquote>And here's the juicy bit, assumptions and predictions:<blockquote>- LAUNCH OF FALLOUT MMO Q3 2010

    - REACH 1 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS DURING THE FIRST YEAR

    - PROFITABLE YEAR 2

    - REVENUE OF 160M$ PER YEAR AFTER FIRST

    - NET INCOME OF OVER 50M$ PER YEAR STARTING YEAR 3</blockquote>Well, notch up one more reason to hope total nuclear war happens within the next 3 years.

    Link: Interplay SEC filing on NASDAQ
     
  2. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    teehee! ze frog goes for the bogus salespitch!
     
  3. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Hello people

    (should post some more)

    I feel dirty and used :(
     
  4. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    Why is it that so many people have problems with grammar structure when writing any manner of a business document?

    I know I do, but this...

    Also, ALL CAPZ AR KUVL!

    Dedicated to a totally different game, subtract that from the first year mil :D

    You've got to be as stupid as a Frenchman to try to name that "Fallout" (no offense, frog-eaters who actually aren't stupid enough to to tell 2007 from 2077)
     
  5. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Jul 5, 2003
    Well, this is one dumb-assed piece of text. Brushing aside the competition as if WoW is easily dealt with, pretending that being Western would actually get you any players...
     
  6. Sovz

    Sovz Vault Dweller

    Aug 11, 2003
    My suggestion is to ignore the whole thing…it’s not like anyone will be stupid enough to give that guy money... or would they :shock:
     
  7. balstrome

    balstrome First time out of the vault

    Jun 16, 2005
    350 000 x $20 = $7 Million. Nice starting cap for fallout 3, instead of +5 years of bitching about what was done or not done.
     
  8. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Moderator

    Apr 15, 2005
    If any investor actually clicked on Herve's link, here's the scoop:

    1. Don't give that asshole any money, he'll steal it. If not steal it, than mismanage it.

    2. We (the community) don't want the kind of game that Herve wants to make.

    3. Fuck Herve.

    4. No profit.
     
  9. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    Petition to change news title to "go-out-of-business plan"
     
  10. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    Someone should tell the investors what Herve made to Ballerium...


    And I feel... violated...geez...




    ... at least if someone comes and checks the fansites they are going to have a surprise :)
     
  11. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    You mean the Java-based Arkanoid clone? ;)
     
  12. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    No, these suckers


    Seems they are still trying to develop the game, good for them. Herve never gave them the money though, as usual.
     
  13. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    This guy's avatar at that forum just about sums it all up :D

    Also, someone stole my handle there :(
     
  14. LazyD

    LazyD It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jun 9, 2004
    Someone tell Herve about the fallout bible.. please. :roll:

    Cold war? Come The Fuck On!

    How was Herve involved with wow anyway? I've never heard about this. Anyone care to enlighten me?
     
  15. MurkyShadow

    MurkyShadow Still Mildly Glowing

    Feb 15, 2004
    Don't be so lazy Mr. D.
    You could actually read, at least this thread, for the beginning.
    This could reduce the headache, caused by reading your post.

    But to enlighten you, Herve is teh Mastermind behind WoW,
    but they never gave him any respect for this,
    so, now he is on his global-revenge-tour. 8)
     
  16. Dove

    Dove Half-way Through My Half-life
    Orderite

    Dec 2, 2003
    They still have a business plan?

    What, buying lottery tickets?
     
  17. zioburosky13

    zioburosky13 Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 24, 2004
    8 Ball says: "I predict the game will be a POS and shut down in just 1 month". :lol:
     
  18. Wild_qwerty

    Wild_qwerty Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 2, 2004
    woo hoo! The old Mr team (NWSgames.net) made it to the news annoucment! I feel almost famous now!

    Maybe Herve will release the source code to FO2 to us modders now as a sign of good faith for mentioning a mod team :)
     
  19. DarkUnderlord

    DarkUnderlord Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Apr 6, 2003
    Fan Made Fallout is a fan-site? News to me.

    Sorry, let me do that again in Herve speak.

    IT IS NEWS TO HEAR THAT FAN MADE FALLOUT IS A DEDICATED FAN-SITE.



    I have to say I do like the optimism though.

    IT WILL MAKE $50 MILLION IN YEAR 3. HONEST.
     
  20. Vox

    Vox Vault Dweller

    Jul 18, 2006
    I was reading through this thread and felt sick and almost threw up.

    If we save our money we can finaly buy a sniper rifle and solve this whole "Herve problem" once and for all. :wink: :twisted:

    Or we beat him up. :falloutonline: