Sir Robin, the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot.
Who had nearly fought the Dragon of Angnor.
Who had almost stood up to the vicious Chicken of Bristol.
And who had personally wet himself, at the Battle of Badon Hill.
It's like the difference between building a piece of furniture with your hands and then having someone else spray paint it. The money those two people get is vastly divided.
I did already concede that you might be just fine and close to your initial estimate. I just don't want people throwing numbers out there like video game companies pay employees out the wazoo. Getting a job in that field is mostly reserving yourself to a life of minimal salary to do something you love.
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WoW having more subs than SWTOR is the same thing as Justin Bieber having more youtube plays than Tupac. Just because its more popular doesn't mean its good.
Warcraft Lore has gone from one of the most vast and interesting stories in all of gaming to a bad Thrall Fanfic by Chris Metzen.
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But yeah, speculation is speculation is speculation. Without solid numbers everyone's guess at the cost value is false. While you can debate whether the game was successful or not, I think we can all agree that they game was not as successful as they had hoped for.
But I guess you will keep ignoring intelligent debate on the subject claiming you are right simply because no one can prove any number without EA releasing all financial documents for the past 7 years.