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[EG] Star Wars: The Old Republic has lost 400,000 subs since February

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Star Wars: The Old Republic currently has 1.3 million active subscribers, publisher EA has announced.

That's a sizable drop on the 1.7 million reported in February.

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"mass effect 3" effect?

disgruntled bioware fans quitting?
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Played it. Bored me. Gave it away.
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Ouch, we need an expansion :D

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Weren't people claiming subscriptions were rising? I wonder if they're even going to break even on ToR's development costs.
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Weren't people claiming subscriptions were rising? I wonder if they're even going to break even on ToR's development costs.

Subscribers might be rising again, mainly due to the fact of the new update. I was one of the early adaptors but was quickly disgruntled by the amount of bugs.
Being unable to engage into combat because "the enemy couldn't be seen" even though he was standing 5 meters in front of me in an open corridor.
My character dying when my compagnion died. Immediately. With 80% health. etc. etc.

And even though update 1.2 fixed enough for me to play it, SWTOR has a long way to go before it becomes good. Operations and Flashpoints are really awesome, but there's
no way to queue for them or any other means of automated system. Space combat is lacking severly and needs more.
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Weren't people claiming subscriptions were rising? I wonder if they're even going to break even on ToR's development costs.

They already did...

EA told investors 500k for 12 months = profits. Tell me, what's 1.3M for 6 months?
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Subscribers might be rising again, mainly due to the fact of the new update. I was one of the early adaptors but was quickly disgruntled by the amount of bugs.
Being unable to engage into combat because "the enemy couldn't be seen" even though he was standing 5 meters in front of me in an open corridor.
My character dying when my compagnion died. Immediately. With 80% health. etc. etc.
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no way to queue for them or any other means of automated system. Space combat is lacking severly and needs more.

 

I agree that the ops are awesome but it's a good thing you cant Q for them. I would hate to do a 8 man pug on Denova or EV HM with a bunch of un geared players that have never done the raid before.

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I think the issue is that SWOTR was nothing really new. i played it and felt like it was WOW rehashed with Starwars skins. In order for a new MMO to be successful, it needs to be new and innovative.
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They already did...
EA told investors 500k for 12 months = profits. Tell me, what's 1.3M for 6 months?

That's funny because word is it cost $150-200m to develop. And 500k subs for 12 months at $15/mo comes out to $90m + $30m for the $60 per game. That also doesn't take into account overhead costs for the 12 months of running the game. I don't think they've made a profit yet. Until they publicly announce development costs, we can't really know.

I also think it's way too early to guess ToR's life expectancy. Even vanilla WoW had a bad launch and look where it is now.
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