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[Escapist] BioWare Says SWTOR Subscriptions Haven't Dropped

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It turns out, though, that BioWare hasn't yet seen any such exodus. Speaking with PC Gamer, BioWare's Daniel Erickson said that SWTOR numbers were holding steady. However, he admitted, peak numbers are down - that is, there are fewer players logging in during the most common play hours than there were before.

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Less peak players mean less people playing the game usually. That means more people have become less interested in the game. Therefore their subscriber numbers will be going down eventually once the people that are still subscribed but not playing cancel theirs. Unless Bioware somehow comes out with some radical gameplay changes or free content.

Article nailed it.
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While a situation in which you have subscribers who just aren't playing is admittedly better than a situation in which people are unsubscribing, it's still a problem. A player who doesn't see any value in logging in is somebody who probably won't be subscribing for much longer, after all. This is especially problematic for BioWare, given that the fully-voiced, story-driven nature of SWTOR means that the development of new content takes longer than it might have otherwise.
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Usually the fall of subscriptions follows the number of players logging in. When GW2 comes out, they'll see immediate drops in subscriptions.
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Well, when every account is activated for free. It's impossible to lose subscription numbers.
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I just picked up the game because it was only 40 bucks. I'm enjoying it but I'm only lvl 22 atm. I have GW2 pre-ordered so we shall see!
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inb4 free to play
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Originally Posted by Empr1ze View Post

Usually the fall of subscriptions follows the number of players logging in. When GW2 comes out, they'll see immediate drops in subscriptions.

D3 on May 15.
GW2 probably in July.

Yea.. this game is doomed. tongue.gif
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IMO the idea behind SWTOR was bad from the start. They should have just made it single player and called it KOTOR 3. All their emphasis is on story and voice over and all that, but once you do it once, you are done with it. To make an MMO successful you have to have fun combat (which SWTOR lacks IMO) and good late game progression (which SWTOR also lacks). I got two characters to 50, then called it quits, it just wasn't fun enough late game for me.
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Well, when every account is activated for free. It's impossible to lose subscription numbers.

This. They just gave everyone free game time. Funny that it coincides with them announcing that they haven't lost any subs.
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Didn't I read somewhere that the game would need to hold a steady and decent size subscription base for at least 5 years just to start turning a profit. If so... I feel bad for them... Not really I guess, its kinda funny redface.gif
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