For the record, I never disputed the whole shipped versus sold argument. I do dispute player run census numbers though, /sea all is by no means conclusive.
Regarding your question, you know I can't answer that publicly, and will not, but suffice to say my answer may not be what you think.
I consider you a troll because you continue to post in these forums when it's clear you have absolutely no interest in playing the game once it launches and relish in poking at those of us who plan to and are excited for it.
Regarding your comments about "keeping SE happy", they did indeed pay to fly me to San Francisco not Japan (Japan might have been cheaper, Elmer could have driven there I imagine instead of me going) but aside from that one hand out I have received nothing else from them, not this mythical "access" you are going on about. You ARE questioning my integrity, and for some reason you can't figure out why a person might like this game since you don't and therefore we are "white knights" because of it. Be very careful about what else you say, I'm being very patient with you right now even though your post is incredibly rude and inflammatory.
Before they removed the option to see the # of people online in a server, it was pretty conclusive, and it was never an indication that there where 630K players ever present, more along the lines of 200K the first month, later on ? Sure see all is not as conclusive, but it gives a pretty good indication of how many people play at a server.
I know you cannot answer my question, that is why i asked it
But now i am really intrigued on what your opinion is :)
I have never said "I have absolutly no interest in playing this game" I am legacy, i paid for the development of the game, the only difference is that i do not worship Yoshi or SE, and i am againts this attitude that Yoshi or SE can do no wrong, and that you should be lucky to even play their game, when is totally the opposite, I bet you cannot quote me saying "ARR WILL FAIL NO METTER WHAT GG NOOBS" What i have said is "ARR will fail if they only cater to the hardcore legacy crowd that is content with whatever SE gives them" which is true, and even Yoshi has stated so :) As far as poking you guys, kachi is around wint, we do not want to get into the whole kachi/wint fan fiction do we ?
You questioned mine first, you see if you do not pick a fight with me, i do not pick one with you, calling somebody a troll is dismissive, specially when all i did was point out that those figures where shipped not sold, which is not a secret is a dead horse we have beaten to death :) If i had made some crazy arugment about how ARR was gonna fail or something, then you might have had a point, but just because i am not the typical "Yoshi is god, respect yoshi and prise him" type of forum poster, does not mean i am a troll.
Also if you like the game, Great! I applaud the fact you like my vision of the game.