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Lots of games fall into that category....
Either way, those games I named were still "successful" on some level. Whether or not they were Blockbusters is kinda irrelevant since most games don't achieve blockbuster status but still are successful games.
But hey to each his/her own.... if it doesn't appeal to you, then just don't play it.

..What?
I was just making the original point that attaching "Star Wars" to a game doesn't make it an instant hit. I didn't say anything about not liking Star Wars games..
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..What?
I was just making the original point that attaching "Star Wars" to a game doesn't make it an instant hit. I didn't say anything about not liking Star Wars games..

I already mentioned something similar with the "StarWars" name Personally, I do not think the game will take off like RIFT did... I really don't see This new Star Wars MMO really becoming a huge success. Now, I will buy the game and really find out for myself, but judging by the way the game looked I think it won't last very long as in... it is possible it could go F2P or... worst. If the game does do good then great, I bought the game and I am happy. As I pointed out before... with games Like Guild Wars 2 dropping and then later on the Warhammer 40K MMO... this game is fawked... frown.gif
    
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I already mentioned something similar with the "StarWars" name Personally, I do not think the game will take off like RIFT did... I really don't see This new Star Wars MMO really becoming a huge success. Now, I will buy the game and really find out for myself, but judging by the way the game looked I think it won't last very long as in... it is possible it could go F2P or... worst. If the game does do good then great, I bought the game and I am happy. As I pointed out before... with games Like Guild Wars 2 dropping and then later on the Warhammer 40K MMO... this game is fawked... frown.gif

I'm content with saying I have no idea how well the game will do, I'll wait and see. I am equally open to the possibility that it'll be a blockbuster game and take WoW's crowns, and to the possibility that it'll fail/go F2P. I do have some reassurance in the fact that it's being made by a major developer and already has ridiculous amounts of resources put into it.
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I'm content with saying I have no idea how well the game will do, I'll wait and see. I am equally open to the possibility that it'll be a blockbuster game and take WoW's crowns, and to the possibility that it'll fail/go F2P. I do have some reassurance in the fact that it's being made by a major developer and already has ridiculous amounts of resources put into it.

Personally, I think it'll find it's place. It won't have the sub numbers of WoW but I think it'll find it's place and have a healthy lifespan with an at least a decent profit line.

Either way, when the 15th comes around, I'll be sitting at my computer patiently awaiting the green light to start playing. I've been having a blast in beta for over a year.
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LOL @ people saying things like "omg lucas arts gets a decent percent of money for this, how terrible, its only their universe, they didn't actually do any work" and "wow bioware is so silly for making this game, now they're getting screwed on low cuts!"

Bioware doesn't pick what they make any more. EA does. No, they aren't getting shafted, they're getting more money than they would have ever made otherwise.

MMOs are extremely profitable and a 30% cut on one is an outstanding success when they're not the ones funding the servers (again, that falls on EA. Makes their 35% not look so evil after all. And I don't even like EA).

And you guys do realize Star Wars wouldn't even exist without Lucas Arts right? There would never be a SWTOR, or a SW. Bioware wouldn't be nearly as successful as it is today without kotor. It has a very large and well put together universe and believe it or not, SWTOR storyline is not even CLOSE to being "thousands of years before the story already told". The entire back story, and many of the events in which this game takes place, are modeled directly around Star Wars books that were written before Bioware was even a known developer.
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I already mentioned something similar with the "StarWars" name Personally, I do not think the game will take off like RIFT did... I really don't see This new Star Wars MMO really becoming a huge success. Now, I will buy the game and really find out for myself, but judging by the way the game looked I think it won't last very long as in... it is possible it could go F2P or... worst. If the game does do good then great, I bought the game and I am happy. As I pointed out before... with games Like Guild Wars 2 dropping and then later on the Warhammer 40K MMO... this game is fawked... frown.gif

Do you honestly believe this statement?
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Do you honestly believe this statement?

What an utterly useless post. OBVIOUSLY he believes it otherwise he wouldn't of posted it?

I am sorry but that is a rather silly question to ask someone.
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If you like an MMO, there isn't anything uneconomical about paying a subscription. MMOs are easily some of the biggest time-sinkers

So you're paying more to just... waste your life away?
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Only 35%? Lucasarts must be feeling very generous these days...

Joking aside, Lucasarts is not known to be very forgiving with the use of their copyright/trademark materials in things that generate money.
    
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Not really. There are plenty of unknown Star Wars games. Very few ever becomes "hits".

I wouldn't say "very few".... as a lot of the older Star Wars games were in fact quite popular during their runs.

Star Wars Galaxies
Knights of the Old Republic I and II
Star Wars: Force Unleashed
Lego Star Wars
Star Wars: Rebel Assault
Star Wars: Jedi Knight (series)

Just to name a few... I'm sure there are others that were pretty popular in their day.

lol...there's almost literally four(or even five) times as many SW games.
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