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Is 'Star Wars: The Old Republic' starting to tank?


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Cuddly_Spider #1 Posted 01 June 2012 - 01:29 PM

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For those interested in the mmo market, take a little butchers at this:

http://fronttowardsg...n-hits-new-low/

1.3 million, down from 1.7 million a few months ago. A 25% drop in your user base is gigantic when you look at this particular business model (it's not a free to play game, so it's basically one in every four of your customers just walking out the door). It's even worse if it is as described by that article...

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It was once called the “fastest growing MMO of all time” and the always humorous “WoW-killer,” but it looks like even the most hyped games are capable of fizzling out at an alarming rate. Forum-goer Scorpienne took the time to see just how many players are currently active on each server. Using website torstatus.net and his good ol’ fashioned noggin, he came to some shocking results.

Between 79 PVP, 111 PvE, 6 RP-PvP, and 18 RP-PvE servers, there are only 73693 active subscribers. Out of all 214 servers, there’s only an average online population of 344.

Has anyone else played this game? What's up with it that not even the "Star Wars" IP and the shutting down of Star Wars Galaxies shortly after releasing this (dirty dirty trick) can not keep people playing?

Supernashwan #2 Posted 01 June 2012 - 01:40 PM

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Yes I played for a good few months and reccently cancelled my sub, I didnt know Galaxies was still going, I thought that died painfully a long long time ago (in a galaxy far far away hehe)

My main reason for cancelling was boredom, got one char to max level played around with a bunch of others, did enjoy it very much but once you complete the "main story" the fun runs out instantly, therfore giving the game a worryingly finite shelf life for an MMO.

Ironically I had a WoW account since relase which I have also cancelled, so I assumed it was a general boredom with the whole MMO thing rather than the game itself being partucarly bad, Diablo 3 ran out of fun after one play through for me :)

SabatonPagan #3 Posted 01 June 2012 - 01:41 PM

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I have 4 lvl 50 chars and i stopped playing since the servers are ghost towns now.
There is a rummor that the servers will be merged to one massive server and that will make it fun! But its an EA game so it will tank! By next year there will be no more than 700k accounts (not players but accounts)

Blue1969 #4 Posted 01 June 2012 - 01:49 PM

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Well they have lost myself and my RL Bro.  Where i was a beta tester in SWTOR and really enjoyed the game, its already become a little bit repatative and a bit hard to find party members to play with .

WoT was a blind find on my behalf and we are both now 2 weeks into the game.
The only thing missing from the game are infantry as its fun to be a gruntcrusher.

Supernashwan #5 Posted 01 June 2012 - 01:56 PM

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View PostBlue1969, on 01 June 2012 - 01:49 PM, said:

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The only thing missing from the game are infantry as its fun to be a gruntcrusher.

Unless your the grunt :)

AzzKiKr1979 #6 Posted 01 June 2012 - 02:10 PM

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I can see it going free to play with micro transactions.

SabatonPagan #7 Posted 01 June 2012 - 02:34 PM

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View PostAzzKiKr1979, on 01 June 2012 - 02:10 PM, said:

I can see it going free to play with micro transactions.

If the game stays afloat for an expasion and afew balance patches later it will most likely be very good. Now its simply empty.

theta0123 #8 Posted 01 June 2012 - 03:55 PM

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i think the video game industry is heading towards this
http://en.wikipedia....e_crash_of_1983


There were several reasons for the crash, but the main cause was supersaturation of the market with hundreds of mostly low-quality games which resulted in the loss of consumer confidence. The full effects of the industry crash would not be felt until 1984.[2]


If you look at the major game companies, there quality has waned alot the last years. Like the frakking call of duty universe.....

SabatonPagan #9 Posted 01 June 2012 - 04:45 PM

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View Posttheta0123, on 01 June 2012 - 03:55 PM, said:

If you look at the major game companies, there quality has waned alot the last years. Like the frakking call of duty universe.....

I agree, but i would reserve hope for developers tryng to break the standard game (safe moneymakers) and going for something new. Cant wait to test Firefly! Also MechWarrior may be interesting!

theta0123 #10 Posted 01 June 2012 - 09:48 PM

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View PostSabatonPagan, on 01 June 2012 - 04:45 PM, said:

I agree, but i would reserve hope for developers tryng to break the standard game (safe moneymakers) and going for something new. Cant wait to test Firefly! Also MechWarrior may be interesting!
true that. Some series have givin me hope

Dead space is one
Metro 2033 and its upcoming sequel

Bethesda is one of the few major game companies i have hope in. Skyrim was absolutely amazing. And i love them for properly reviving the Fallout universe(yes some people bitched about it, but Bethesda and obsidian did a FINE job!)

2alertred #11 Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:46 PM

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Star wars was nothing else than a huge comercial for a **** mmo. 90% was copied from wow and it was made even worse.

Cuddly_Spider #12 Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:50 AM

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View Posttheta0123, on 01 June 2012 - 09:48 PM, said:

Bethesda is one of the few major game companies i have hope in. Skyrim was absolutely amazing. And i love them for properly reviving the Fallout universe(yes some people bitched about it, but Bethesda and obsidian did a FINE job!)

Bethesda is a game company with a lot of fantastic talent and wonderful ideas but is let down by idiotic management and, possibly, addiction to faffing around. Every game they've made since Morrowind has been let down by some "awesome!" idea which has probably originated in Todd Howards helium addled mind. Level scaling in Oblivion, persuasion minigame in the same, level locking in Skyrim, terrible voice acting, giving his mate Wes Johnson a role in everything even though he can't voice act, and mountains upon mountains of bugs and technical issues with every new release.

Sounds like a rant doesn't it? It is. And I, like you, consider them among the best out there. That's the state of gaming for me at the moment.

SabatonPagan #13 Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:27 AM

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By the look of things, soon there will be no such games to enjoy. Everything will be for casual (Wii style games) and Pro for the sponsored gamers.  
I love WoT since it can be played by a 2year old but its complex to keep the interested improving over long periods of time.




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