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Once diablo and GW2 drops, SWTOR will tank faster than you can say world of warcraft.
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I cancelled my subscription two months ago. I lost interest slowly. I've lost interest in WoW too... but I still play it however. Some things are just hard to let go others not so hard. redface.gif
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I technically have an active account however I stopped playing the game before the 1.2 patch. Stayed active so I could try the new patch but not played the game in a week or more and do not plan to go back.

I think there are a lot of players like me and Bioware's statement while true, is not completely accurate. Active subscriptions is all fluff. How many people are actually actively playing the game?

There numbers are not down just at peak times, they are down across the board in my eyes. There are only 4 US servers with heavy server loads and all the rest are standard and light. I played a character to 50 on 2 servers. Each of which were standard and that felt like a ghost town. I would hate to be a player on a light server.
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Originally Posted by thenk83 View Post

I cancelled my subscription two months ago. I lost interest slowly. I've lost interest in WoW too... but I still play it however. Some things are just hard to let go others not so hard. redface.gif

Haha I am in the same shoes as you. I can't quit wow for some reason. It keeps bringing me back for some reason.
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Originally Posted by Fuell View Post

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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I read it too. But with the amount of people playing daily is not enough to maintain what they have.
Too many servers to help, they need to combine them to increase the population as that will help players not feel bored or empty.
Kinda hard to do anything, when your the only one on a planet.

They've already turned a profit. EA's investor's call said they needed 12 months @500k to break even. They've had 1.5M+ for 4 months (since free month ended).
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I'v been playing since 4 days before official launch and I still love it. Having a good guild will make or break MMO's. Our guild has been growing faster in the past 2 weeks then it has since launch, though we are on one of the more populated servers.

I'm in the exact same boat with you. I am enjoying the game... so much so that I passed on Tera.

When 1.2 went live the servers were mega loaded. They have since dropped by about 50%... i obviously dont know the subscription numbers... just what i see as the total on fleet.

I think my only complaint is the gear grind is pretty annoying.. doing 3 hours of daily quests for 5 days to get 1 piece of gear is way to much.. i hate feeling like i have to log in or i'm going to fall behind the rest of the guild.
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I canceled my sub at this point. Seemed like the servers were always near empty. Then they did the free month jazz I have alot of alts and didnt qualify so that was the final straw. I put up with 4 bad beta builds and buggy game at launch but guess only the people who have 100s of hours to play a single game get a free month. Peace SWTOR.
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I canceled my sub at this point. Seemed like the servers were always near empty. Then they did the free month jazz I have alot of alts and didnt qualify so that was the final straw. I put up with 4 bad beta builds and buggy game at launch but guess only the people who have 100s of hours to play a single game get a free month. Peace SWTOR.

Go to a server with people on it, there's plenty. thumb.gif

Honestly I'm not worried about the player population even with new upcoming MMOs and Diablo 3. Population seems fine to me. Not sure why people are saying the game is dying/is dead. Oh! I know why, because they don't play it.
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post #29 of 38
I gave the game until 1.2 but that wasn't enough to keep me interested so I unsubscribed.

Will be playing TERA and D3 until GW2 comes out.
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What they should have done is focus on ME 3, then take the momentum from that to make a ME MMO for far cheaper than they did Star Wars ( minus the Lucas Arts cut ) and have a new sci-fi universe to explore instead of that tired old Star Wars stuff.

That plus Star Wars has always been simplistic in its 'absolute good' vs 'absolute evil' ideas. That was great in the 80's but it fails today.
    
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