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    Quote Originally Posted by LightOfTruth View Post
    So basically if I want my ideas to be implemented all I need to do is add "and by implementing this idea supercell will make a lot of money" and boom, it's in the next update 🤣🤣🤣
    Jokes aside I'm starting to wonder if all the new ways to generate money (Gold pass) was to pay the bills (maintenance cost, hosting, hardware replacement, software update, employees pay...etc) or was it to increase profit for the shareholders.
    If you could lay out the revenue stream with cost/benefit analysis and show players would pay more (voluntarily) once your idea was implemented, it would be a leg up. Of course, you would have to do polling and market testing in an unbiased, double-blind methodology to even scratch that surface.

    As for the rest:

    You are now delving into the business cycle.

    Clash (agree or don't) is in the part of the business cycle known as "inertia."

    Start up
    Mild expansion
    Rapid expansion
    Plateau
    Inertia

    What happens after inertia sets in is where companies are made or broken. If you are familiar with Ma Bell in the USA in the 70s, they pretty much had a monopoly and got broken up into what were called "Baby Bells" (regional) and then they got spun off into US Telecom and Sprint (which later merged back together) and other new telephone ventures. But once Ma Bell got broken up, the stranglehold they had on telecommunications technology went *poof* and not long after, new companies with new ideas sprang up.

    Used to be a pay phone on every corner. Not any more. I (along with many others) have no land line at all. Everything is cellular, including my WiFi.

    American railroads go through cycles of merger and spinoff. It's how they handle business inertia. Same happened with the American auto industry. 100s of manufacturers either got swallowed up or went belly up leaving us with the "Big Three."

    Sometimes businesses and entire industries not positioned for change (and inertia) just go belly up.

    What does this have to do with Clash? As with any techno based product, there is a shelf life. Games maybe last a couple years. The ADHD generations want something new, different, and exciting. And they want it 5 minutes ago. They get bored.

    I don't have to worry about offending any of them because they already quit reading and I didn't put a TL;DR synopsis up top.

    So what most SJW/millennial socialists don't get when they scream about the evil 1%-ers making too much money: businesses use "profits" to research and develop new products.

    It's a hidden activity (or else the competition scoops you), so the uninformed/misinformed just think that money went in some fat cat's pocket.

    SC made $127 million in the first week of the first Gold Pass season

    (The ADHD/SJW/Millennial Socialists are back with us because I put that in bold.)

    I'm sure that money set every SC employee up for life *and* it will keep the lights on a few more years to boot.

    Yet, now they are still dog piling money month after month.

    Which brings us to your question: "Why?"

    SC has to have a new rollout ready for when Clash does wither and die. And the new rollout has to be 10x better. And they have to sustain their business as consumers transition from one game to the next. And if it flops, they still have bills to pay and mouths to feed as they retool and recover and put out something new in its place.

    I may be all wet.

    But my hunch is they are already thinking 5 to 10 years ahead and putting money into R&D.

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    Oh, how insightful!...oh wait...learned that ♥♥♥♥ in my freshman year in business school - don't bother ...but I guess nobody IRL wants to listen you bragging about your "enourmous business wisdom" - I made a suggestion to a game, which I enjoy playing...don't spam my thread with your nonsense...I am too old for that sh*t!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvantheCrow View Post
    Oh, how insightful!...oh wait...learned that ♥♥♥♥ in my freshman year in business school - don't bother ...but I guess nobody IRL wants to listen you bragging about your "enourmous business wisdom" - I made a suggestion to a game, which I enjoy playing...don't spam my thread with your nonsense...I am too old for that sh*t!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix1027 View Post
    If you have no interest in others' opinions then don't post on a public forum where ALL opinions, both in agreement and disagreement, are welcome. Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing
    It's all good. He had to validate himself by bragging it was freshman year of business school stuff that he already knew....

    Yet he still asked the question.

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