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BioWare wants to keep upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic up and running for decades.

"I can say that we have 19 major worlds," he said, according to Darth Hater. "Then we have an indeterminate number of minor worlds. And our goal, obviously this being an online game that we're hoping is going to last for decades, we're going to be, obviously, adding more to the galaxy map as the game progresses.

"We want to add dozens of worlds," Ohlen added. "Hundreds of worlds eventually. In 2025, we'll hopefully have 500 worlds."
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If the playerbase is big enough and they can do some technical and graphical tweaks along with the new content with updates, I'd say this is possible.
 
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First problem I saw with SW:TOR was the collectors edition: $150 in USD and £120 in GBP immediatly put me off it imho. The game itself doesn't look all that impressive but I will admit, its my opinion based on the vids and beta testers I know.

Undoubtly people will want to play this and indeed like it, however I don't think it'll last as long as they project it will. I for one won't be playing this because of it being an EA game and I won't support them or Origin.
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First problem I saw with SW:TOR was the collectors edition: $150 in USD and £120 in GBP immediatly put me off it imho. The game itself doesn't look all that impressive but I will admit, its my opinion based on the vids and beta testers I know.

Undoubtly people will want to play this and indeed like it, however I don't think it'll last as long as they project it will. I for one won't be playing this because of it being an EA game and I won't support them or Origin.
I dont understand everyone gripe with Origin and EA now a days they are doing good things, and the 150$ price for the collectors edition is right considering the gentle giant statues sell for 60$-80$ from there website
 
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I bought the collectors edition. I don't buy gimmicky editions as a habbit but I made an exception for this game which in my opinion is going to blow people away on it's scale and polish. I particularly enjoy the old republic books so am perfectly suited to it's storytelling approach and am also a pretty big fan of the universe so I see it as a lock. I don't think they will have any trouble getting this thing to the level they want it as long as they solve the server issues that will undoubtedly come from so many players swarming all over it at once.
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If done right it could work but its going to be tough.
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I dont understand everyone gripe with Origin and EA now a days they are doing good things, and the 150$ price for the collectors edition is right considering the gentle giant statues sell for 60$-80$ from there website
Because EA will undoubtly try to force people to use origin, not only that but I really don't think that $150 is a good price for this, its twice, if not three times the amount of other collectors editions.

IMHO EA blow as a publisher and have ruined every game I have held dear from C&C right through to Alice and Crysis, hell even mass effect and Dragon age have been crapped all over. But, once again that is just my opinion on the matter.
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ugh
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Wanting your MMO to last for decades is a worthy goal for any company that puts the amount of work BW put into this game. On the flipside, I wouldn't get my hopes up. I've personally been waiting to see if there can be a new evolution in the MMO genre, and by 2025, I'd assume that someone had done SOMETHING new and original. If not, well, woe for gamers.
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Is this an attempt to hit at Blizzard? Will it work? Who knows but I know something ... 130 pounds for a game .... yikes!


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Decades? How foolish. It's like boasting that Everquest, Lineage or Runescape will "last for decades" - those games will always have a playerbase, but would you consider a "dead star" state (emitting no light but still existing for aeons to come) to be a success?

WoW on the other had has seen an explosive increase in playerbase over the past 7 years, something no MMO has even come close to. Only in the past 6 months have we seen the graph dip from 13mil to 12.5mil.
SW:TOR will have to pull nothing short of WoW-levels of awesomeness to even have a hope of lasting decades - I know Blizzard isn't foolish enough to promise anything that'll last that long.
Edited by Tippy - 7/25/11 at 1:29pm
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