ok so you say that subs were under 500k
now you are saying 500k is about right?
also what do you THINK Trion, SOE, and Turbine would consider successful?
I said ~500,000 or under, so yes 500,000 is about right.......... not sure how that could be any clearer really.
SoE seems to be going after WoW with its new MMORPG, certainly.
Trion probably not so much, but then it had (and has) a tiny budget and Dev staff compared to SWTOR (or WoW) and yet they put out a phenomenal amount of content.
Turbine with LOTRO? Their biggest problem was not releasing in the early 2000's when LOTR fever was at its peak.